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  1. J.T. Woody

    J.T. Woody Creature of Quarantine Contributor

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    so, the thing is, i like it when its useful. I type fast, but my brain is faster and I miss letters, jumble words, etc. I like how it underlines those words.

    what I HATE is it messing with words i use intentionally. For example, I typed "Yale" (as in the school), and autocorrect changed it to "Take." why? I have no idea! i'm lucky I caught that change right then and there.... how many other words has it changed??? I dont feel like back tracking....
     
  2. flawed personality

    flawed personality Sweetness Contributor

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    I know that pain. Since the death of my laptop, I'm frequently "corrected" on my tablet. The best "correction" to date was swapping parents for penguins, IIRC. Why it swapped a well known word for a flightless bird, I shall never know.
     
  3. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Playing Dragonball Z: Kakarot while drinking coffee.

    I’m starting my second week of self-imposed exile from society (courtesy my boss who wanted me to use my PTO to stay home due to the pandemic) and while alas I hadn’t gotten much writing done, I’m doing a lot of reading and catching up on other things that I wanted to do.
     
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  4. Earp

    Earp Copy That Contributor

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    Reading through the collection of 'boys books' I have that belonged to my dad. I have some Tom Swift, X Bar X Boys and about forty others. If I read one a day, it should get me through the stay-at-home thing. So far, my favorite is Ralph on the Midnight Flyer (or, The Wreck at Shadow Valley) about 18-year-old Ralph Fairbanks, who has worked his way up to train engineer, and saves the day when bad guys try to wreck the railroad.
     
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  5. Vaughan Quincey

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    There is an app book for that
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18041617-shit-s-fucked

    About to eat a beggar's sandwich, then it's work.
    Yes, I meant writing there.
     
  6. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Good luck. :bigeek: I'm doing some outlining on my stories, starting with good ol' Helen Chert of my sci-fi. :3
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I absolutely LOVED Tom Swift Jr. when I was a kid. I read just about all of them when I was about nine or so. It's like crack for future engineers!
     
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    Aaron Smith Banned Contributor

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    In the light of the dawning apocalypse, I just want to say that I am an excellent cook and I am open to the idea of cannibalism.
     
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    flawed personality Sweetness Contributor

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    Watching Sarah Millican, and eating chocolate brownies. :)
     
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    Trying to decide if my zombie dream was awful enough for me to try and sleep some more. Might just try anyway because what are Sundays for if not sleeping a lot?
     
  11. Historical Science

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    I just finished bingeing Tiger King. WTF did I just watch?
     
  12. OB2611

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    I started and then ducked out because I didn't want to dedicated hours of my life to Joe Exotic and that other weird narcissist guy (who is quite frankly terrifying)... Was that a mistake? Or should I give it another try.
     
  13. Historical Science

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    It is fascinating on so many levels. Also very frustrating. The phrase "stranger than fiction" never rings more true. What happens when an entire industry is dominated by egomaniacs? Find out!
     
  14. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I rekindled my interest in historical true crime stories.
     
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    I've been making a penkey. I've wanted to make one of these for ages, but with no metal working tools at my disposal I've had to improvise. This was cut from a black DVD case then sanded to remove the gloss. It's very shoddy and still took me three times as long to make as I imagined. I had to put in the middle screw after I discovered that (as it's only designed for two keys and about the same thickness) they disappeared inside the unit and I had no way of pulling them out. The middle screw acts as a stopper and exposes the little ridge of the key that I can get my thumbnail behind quite easily, just like a penknife.

    Now I know the ropes I'll make another one day and try to make the finish better.

    penkey.png
     
  16. Wariforever14

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    Omg that show is...so weird. So weird.

    I just don't even understand what our world has come to in a manner of a month. It's...bizarre. I'm a teacher and like...I feel like I'm in limbo.
     
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  17. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I've got no use for kale... Contributor

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    Yeah, my wife was watching that yesterday. I caught the first episode... absolute bonkers. Like, an 11 on the whackadoo scale. Great job by the filmmakers honing in on dipshit insanity in all of its randomness.
     
  18. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Benevolent Ochlocrat Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I just watched the first episode.

    In an ideal world, everyone on that show would be in some sort of protective therapy.
     
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  19. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I've got no use for kale... Contributor

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    Or euthanized to prevent further breeding.
     
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  20. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Benevolent Ochlocrat Staff Supporter Contributor

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    You don't understand NewSpeak very well, do you?
     
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  21. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I've got no use for kale... Contributor

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    You mean in the Orwellian sense? It's 2020... I'm done with euphemisms and metaphors, haha.
     
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    Yay!

    I have a collection of "girls' books" that belonged to my grandmother. I'm talking fiction dating from the 1880s and 1890s, that she would have been reading as a young teen just before the 1st World War.

    Surprisingly, perhaps, the heroines in most of them stand out by defying convention in some way or other (like being willing to labor at an honest craft for their living, at a time when English "ladies" didn't work, or performing some amazing deed of pluck and courage to save someone in danger) and get their heroes as a reward for their grit and virtue, as opposed to the guys doing the rescuing.

    Once you get used to the style, the collection is rather fun.
     
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  23. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Benevolent Ochlocrat Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Good lord, everyone in this show could be played by Woody Harrelson.

    Well, no, you'd need Mickey Rourke too.

    To play the women.
     
  24. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll What do you mean, 'no more abductions'? :P Contributor

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    Nah, just needs more B. J. Blazkowicz. :p
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  25. EFMingo

    EFMingo A Nefarious Flamingo Staff Contributor

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    A true king of kings.
     
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