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Challenge #03161-H252: Teaching Gently

Level 1 Havenworlders, and levels one through three Deathworlders, were being trained in how to work in childcare facilities that would have human children there. How to help them burn off the excess energy Human children tended to have, and to keep the Human children, and all other children, as well as themselves, safe. -- Anon Guest

Education in the Galactic Alliance gets... interesting. Class sizes rarely exceed ten. Indeed, eight is when the facility starts looking at ways to divide the group. Age is not relevant. Social skills and capabilities are.

Accepting responsibilities is a large part of the curriculum. It is well and good to know one's rights, but one must also accept the responsibilities that go with them.

Chief among these in early education is the Gentleness Test. Not all children learn how to be careful. Some are just naturally rough. Teaching a child how to not harm things and then people is truly important. Which is why some very smart people invented toys to teach it rather than letting damage and injury ensue.

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Tuesday, Day 0, Jabs at Last!

Plague news: Two new cases, both imports. Twenty-eight total active cases, with eighteen in hospital. The kids are getting their first jabs today and myself and Beloved are getting our second ones tomorrow.

Which means that the next couple of weeks are going to be "fun". Especially when we're also aiming to unfuck the house and yard.

...whee...

I have to do the Patreon stuff after the kids have been pierced. Because getting them organised is the big challenge this AM.

In

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Challenge #03160-H251: How to Save Human

Humans are too eager, sometimes, to protect us. We appreciate it, we rely on it, we've become highly dependent on it. Some of us... may have even grown weaker, relying on our living shields far too much. They are far too willing to throw their lives away for us, we must get them to see, their lives are worth just as much as ours are. -- Lessons

It is universally agreed that Humans, as a species, are insane. They have to be.

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Monday, Day 1, School Hols

Plague news: No new cases. Twenty-seven total active cases, nineteen in hospital, and none in the ICU any more. Yay?

We finally have the stuff to turn my hair Really Blue and we're going to. But to really begin I'm going to get a broom and round up the nonsense all over the floor. We need to tidy.

Beloved has been a whirlwind and I should firkin help out. Now that I can.

In the news:

  • Body found in the Wyoming leads
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Challenge #03159-H250: Gourd-y Display

And some of the decorations were a bit too realistic for them...

Examples -- Tom

[AN: The title you gave this prompt has been ignored. See how much sense it makes now?]

Pirate Captain Mes is about to ask one of the universe's most hated questions. It's the kind of question that earns the answer punched into his softest parts. Watch carefully. See if you can spot it.

"Agrarians, for the most part. Small farms and not a great deal of useful

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Sunday, Day 0, PLNs

Plague news: One new case, a local. Twenty-nine total active cases. Twenty in hospital. One in the ICU.

Beloved and I have a shopping list, so it's odds evens we'll come back with more than we wanted.

We need cat food, I need coffee. I just got a hand-crafted cam cover [thanks Babe!]. Photos eventually on my Insta.

SOMEwhere today, we will get the floor picked up from all the assorted nonsense that got strewn there. But that's later.

In the news:

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Challenge #03158-H249: Instant Friendship

H: Waking up and unable to move, groaning softly. "I hurt, what happened?"

A: "Don't you remember? You were so brave."

H: "Why can't I move?"

A: "You're in a full body brace."

H: "How did I get out?"

A: "er..... Two men you saved were Pax Humanis. Apparently, they said they now owe you their lives and wouldn't let anyone else carry you out."

H: "I'm... so... tired... you and they... are... welcome." -- Anon Guest

Human Ren tried to come

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Saturday, Day 0, Catching Up

Plague news: The one new case is a local transmission. There's thirty-three total active cases, twenty one are in hospital and one's in the ICU.

Beloved and I are plotting to unfuck the house today because other business interfered with yesterday's unfuckening. We're also plotting to re-blue my hair and do it right this time.

But first, apparently, we are enjoying a spa bath.

In the news:

  • Mother kills her three daughters
  • Aussie presenter put on the spot about who saw his
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Challenge #03157-H248: Hypo-crit Fail

The CEOs pushed, they pushed hard, too hard, for too long. Everything has a breaking point, and all the CRC had to do was sit back, relax, then send in mop up teams and medics after the empire collapsed. -- Anon Guest

The thing with Deregger planets is that they're all in favour of business getting their way. They're not in favour of anything related to "individual welfare". They're thoroughly for people pulling themselves up by the bootstraps, and then heavily taxing

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Friday, Day 0, Busyness

Plague news: Three new cases - one local, two imports. Thirty-two total active cases, twenty in hospital and one in the ICU.

Something broke for me last night and I am shifting chunks like nobody's business today. I only feel like I'm breathing easier so one of my tasks this morrow is to put myself on Max for another dose.

My head firkin HURTS today. I've already taken ibuprofen and paracetamol for it. It's not kicking in so great. Alas. I predict

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Challenge #03156-H247: Panic Quieter

Doesn’t matter in a fight how much you planned, how extensive your process, how minute the details. The moment you get punch in the face, everything goes disarray -- Anon Guest

The heat of battle is no place to be taking notes. He never got out of the student mentality of learning while doing. It was an interesting mental trick, to keep up the fight and evolve strategy at the same time.

Note to self, he thought as he covered his

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Thursday, Day 0, Recovery PLN

Plague news: One new case, an import. Twenty-nine total active cases with nineteen in hospital, and one in the ICU.

I'm still getting over the Lurgi, so my PLNs don't go much further than soup and Shandy and a lot of rest. I have about 200 words to go in my novel's words today so I'm fairly confident about my ability to get that done.

I may even start catching up with The Adventure Zone. I can hope.

Meanwhile, there's some news:

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Challenge #03155-H246: The Right Kind of Electronic Babysitter

Several children, Humans, Havenworlders, and other Deathworlders, trapped together in the nursery. The power had gone out and the doors had locked. Everyone was scared, then someone started singing. Soon each youngster took turns singing their favorite lullabies their parentals would sing them to sooth them, and, as a result, when rescue finally got to them, all the kids were contentedly close to each other, peacefully asleep. The first singer? An independant AI nanny who'd just finished charging and unplugged just as

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: Two new cases, one of each. There's twenty-eight total active cases, nineteen in hospital and one in the ICU.

Chaos has gone through having the Lurgi. Mayhem has doubtless also recovered. Which means I get to be a big baby and curl up for a majority of the day.

Chicken soup and Shandy are my orders of the day. Five seconds after I post my Wordpress nonsense, belike.

I am being gentle with myself. If I make it to 500

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Challenge #03154-H245: Champions at Silly Buggers

A: With the things being the way it is now, all I can do is try to determine what might be going on though naked-eye observations and my imagination

B: In short, you're taking a best guess?

A: "best guess"?! My dear friend, please! That is a woefully inadequate representation of what goes on. a fairer description would be "observation and inference drawing on a wealth of professional experience, including analogous previous cases."

B: Okay, so an educated guess.

A: precisely --

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