Oonahvay Labble, Magic 2001 Set, & Other Updates
Random updates yet again! Huzzah and stuff?
- I've concluded that there are two major types of food.
1) Pop Tarts.
Yes. They don't mix, right? Plus, I can eat cheese everyday for my whole life and never get tired of it. Pop Tarts are better as every-once-in-a-while breakfast.
All other foods fall under these categories. I defy you to find a food that doesn't fit.
- We've got new phones in the house. They've got a robotic voice that "says" the listed identity of the caller. I put "says" in quotation marks because whoever programmed it forgot how to teach it to pronounce things in English. It's virtually impossible to figure out what it says just from listening -- you have to go over and read the screen to see the number. Kinda defeats the purpose, no?
For example, if a caller's ID isn't listed, robophone says: "Nahm oonahvay labble."
We've been going around pronouncing things unavailable with this pronunciation ever since. It's fun. Our cat, Hunter, likes to stand by the door when we're going in and out and sniff. She's an inside cat, but sometimes she does creep up as if she's going to go outside. So I say: "Ohwoot seedeh oonahvay labble!"
"[Person]'s cell" becomes "Person S Cell". "Cell Phone OH" (abbreviation for Ohio) becomes "Cell Phone Uh-wedge". And then when it gets a last name? Totally incomprehensible.
- Readers of Captain of Treason might wonder why there's been no new chapter in a while. It's because:
1) The next chapter has hugo RPG spoilers, and:
2) We're sooooo close to being able to put up the full RPG skeletal version that I've decided just to delay CoT until then. If we don't have it up within two weeks I will be shocked.
- The above means I'm mostly oonahvay labble for stuff on BZP for a while. A ton of people keep PMing me random questions lately. Not sure why, but if I seem very slow to reply, that's why. I'm not complaining, just saying, don't expect instant answers.
Also, not really sure if I'll worry about keeping the Bones Blog weekly for a while. I've got a ton of potential content, but takes time to write it up. We'll see. Just to let yall know ahead of time.
- Don't worry, though; I'll keep up with the contest voting schedule.
- Physics-defying 2001 set. Recently, my brother moved out of the room we've shared for a years and took my sister's room, since she's moved out now. The process involved digging out the extra LEGO pieces I've had sitting around for a while. I build a lot of Fusion MOCs (using both System and Technic/Bionicle pieces to give a semi-robotic look) for MOCs that represent vehicles and suchnot in my non-Bionicle fiction universe. I came up with an excuse to actually use a lot of the extra pieces that I didn't think I could use -- junkbot racing. Made a ton of hovering racing vehicles and their robot drivers. Twas fun. (This would be like demolition derby, except with no limits cuz there are no people in the vehicles. )
So anyways, as I was building, I wished I had four of those ladder pieces, yanno? They can add nice texture. I used to have just one of those pieces, many moons ago, but it broke. But I didn't want to bother actually getting any. They were, you could say, oonahvay labble.
Then, my mom was rearranging, and she discovered a box labeled "LEGO", with a date stamp of 2001 on it. She opened it up, and found a traincar set inside. A real life LEGO set, just sitting unknown on a shelf, from eight years ago. Nobody knows how it got there. And it was supposed to be both black and blue, but was missing the blue pieces (though I ironically had all of those pieces as extras).
And it had four black ladder pieces.
Of course, by that time I'd already worked around needing those pieces. So I just built the traincar as per instructions with my extra pieces, and then turned it into a cooler-looking train engine with other extra pieces. But I'm sure if I can ever actually get a better camera than my Stupidcam™ and I can thus actually take MOCs apart, I'll have plenty of uses for the ladders.
The Bones Blog banner above shows this set (a pic I found on brickshelf of it cuz I was too lazy to scan the instructions ). It's just the car on the right. Engine wasn't included; I have no idea if that engine is even a real set, but the traincar is. Kinda boring set by itself, lol. And that CG pic isn't 100% accurate (those gray handles inserted into blue bricks are really just one big blue piece with attached handles), but whatever. I have little time right now lol.