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  1. ABronyAccount

    Herps As They Happen

    Came back from Shot #2 with a bag of McDonald's to celebrate! But just as soon as I set my food down to dig in, the dog tapped on the sliding glass door. He wanted to go outside. Or so I thought. He actually just wanted to sniff the outside air and then come back in. Well, no sooner did he withdraw back to the inside of the house than did I notice that opening the sliding glass door had inadvertently transported a tree frog into the house. Intruder detected! Intruder categorized as "smol." Escorted from the premises. And he did ride... But refused to leaf. So he was grounded. After a brief survey, he decided it was time to leaf after all. Zero contact with human skin the entire time. I convinced him to hop from the glass door into a box and covered it with McDonald's bag to keep him calm while taking him out of the house.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    I don't know, but it's annoying.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    Just quoting to see if it turns into a letter or something like all your previous posts.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    I have fallen down a rabbit hole because of something I COULD NOT buy. Godzilla Vs. Biollante on DVD or Blu-Ray. Most of the copies listed for sale are bootlegs. The official copies are going for up to $300 on the secondary market. But I remembered having a copy on VHS! Small problem: no VCR. Also, I want to have a digital copy to watch with my other Godzilla movies (see previous page). So I figured, no problem! I'll borrow a VCR and look up online how to make digital copies from analog sources. This is a warren of doom leading to places that will destroy your wallet. There's the cheaper way. It works. I got a watchable digital file with the help of MKVTooolNix (which I bought through the MS Store to support the developer), a kind of janky DVD capture device, and a really nice S-Video/RCA to HDMI converter. I also had to buy new S-video cables. But my digitized version is not great. Some of that, I'm sure, is from the VHS being VHS. Some is from the fact that this VHS was probably NOT given the spotlight treatment when it was transferred in the early 90s for the US market. Some is from the fact that this VHS is old enough to be a parent itself. But some of it is also due to the VCR I'm using not having certain picture-enhancing features. So after a couple of weeks I found a really nice semi-pro S-VHS/MiniDV deck. I paid a lot for it. Almost as much as it cost new 20 years ago. And to make for a really good capture, I could go further. I could hunt around for a working capture device that does raw uncompressed video capture (hard to find for modern platforms), and most importantly a "full-frame time base corrector." That's where this gets really expensive. Used TBCs are going on eBay for nearly $2k. I'm not prepared to pay that for this project, even if I could justify it by also using it to transfer all the family's personal videos. I kinda want to, though... I also bought a new battery and charger for my family's old Samsung Hi8 camcorder to help get the video transfer project rolling.
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    You Can only talk with pictures

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    MLP Association Game

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    "Word" Association Game

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    You Can only talk with pictures

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    Four-letter words are prohibited

    Whenever I experience the doldrums, smurdlod eht ecneirepxe I revenehw.
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    1000 ways to get kicked out of a grocery store

    Use the cleaning products to produce a volatile toxic gas and then give everyone bags of instant-light charcoal briquettes to breathe through.
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    The Pony After Me (T.P.A.M.)

    Not all at once, but certainly within a lifetime. The Pony After Me has never driven to the Wal-Mart one town over to find something their local one didn't have in stock.
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    "Word" Association Game

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    You Can only talk with pictures

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    MLP Association Game

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    The Pony After Me (T.P.A.M.)

    Not if you don't count the ones that are worn-out and disused, but not yet thrown in the garbage. TPAM thinks "TPAM" is a kind of processed meat food product.