Realm of the InterNutter

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Saturday, Day Zero, PLNs

I have another parcel waiting for me, and the creeping realisation that I need more stuff than I thought. Today is going to be expensive.

Two of today's three cases are from overseas and the third is "an historic case" according to the QLD Premiere. The news there doesn't say how it's historic and I couldn't see anything about it in the headlines.

The young lass in the news for potentially spreading the plague in Queensland is actually NOT a trouble. She went to hospital with her Da in full PPE and went back into Quarantine also in full PPE. The papers are being racist dipshits, because the family were from Sudan, apparently. Grr. Murdock needs to coralled.

In the news:

  • Pence and his family were 100 meters away from being lynched by the mob
  • Muppet's popularity takes nosedive, who knew that actions have consequences? Not him
  • He's also going to face criminal charges in New York once he's no longer the big cheese
  • Investigation into the Mum-and-kids deaths in NSW is definitely leaning towards murder-suicide
  • Q-Anon conspiracies are wild... including: Joe Biden is JFK Jr in a CGI mask, Muppet is an immortal being made of starlight who's going to cure the plague in his second term, Tom Hanks is the leader of a secret club of 'pedovores', and of course the antisemitic lizard folk bullshit. Yikes
  • I had it wrong about the rest of the Repugnicans abstaining from the impeachment vote. They voted 'nay', the spineless arseholes
  • Targets all over Australia are going to either close or become K-Hubs
  • 4YO falls 8 meters out of a window in Sydney, now in hospital. Hopes remain for the best
  • SA will allow Brisbanites in without quarantine... I think this is bad timing
  • Right-wing MP quotes doctor who was not only at the Washington riots, but also guilty of spreading virus conspiracies on Facebook

I need some stuff from the shops, and getting the parcel gives me an excuse. Rice, tissues, shredded cheese, absolute buckets of frozen cauliflower [I needs it precious] and of course the parcel I mentioned first.

And I have an excuse to pick up Crispy Cremes at 7-11 on the way home. Bonus.

All waiting for the shops to open.

Challenge #02927-H004: Flight of the Sandman

They were deep into enemy territory, surrounded, lost, and at a massive disadvantage. They were in the valley, their enemies had the hill and it was breezy, though the breeze blew away from them. They could use the sleep powder the havenworlders had invented for their insomnia-riddled human friend, but the climb was steep and they'd get noticed. Then the human had an idea. They made black string and took long strips of black sheets of matte plastic, and then put it

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Friday, Day Zero, Bread

Four new cases, taking the count to twenty-seven. They're all overseas cases and the authorities are looking for the daughter of a case who may have been infected during a hospital visit. She might have somehow missed all the PSA's all over the place with pictograms and simple language as part of their design features.

The Repugnicans left their spines at home during the Impeachment vote. Only ten of them actually stood up and admitted their alleged leader was a sack of

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Challenge #02926-H003: Risk Assessment Monarchs

The humans were having a rave. The music was old-fashioned techno music as one would hear in the pre-shattering era known as the 1980's and 1990's. The music flashed, many had glow-sticks, the dance floor flashed colors and there were bright, but harmless, laser lights. And a Vorax raiding party, landing on the planet, stumbled into the rave by accident.

Just in case someone's not been to a rave or heard rave music at it's most wild, basically - it's this, but

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Thursday, Day Zero, Arts and Farts Time?

Two new cases from overseas, taking the total to twenty-six. We're approaching critical mass for the One Arsehole Theory. There's also a potential for a Karen from across the waters to find a way to bypass security and bring an even more virulent strain into our sunburned land.

Last I heard about things, Queensland -and then the rest of Australia- is reducing the number of people from overseas allowed to come in.

I am enacting some PLNs to get back into arts

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Challenge #02925-H002: He Prefers the First Option

Violence is never the answer. But it’s a very effective solution -- Anon Guest

There are two potential results of being the deadliest person in armed or unarmed combat. One is that nobody wants to mess with you. The other, paradoxically, is that everyone wants to mess with you. It's a thing. Once you get a reputation for being the biggest thing in the known universe, everyone who thinks they can be a bigger thing wants to take you on as

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Wednesday, Day Zero, New Anthology Who Dis

What I thought of as the last story of 2020 was actually the first story of 2021. At least I was only one story out. And I only had the fail towards the end of the year. Huzzah. My footnotes on the other hand...

I have one hundred and sixty-something footnotes. I've checked them up to the 80's and the count is already out by two. I might have closer to one hundred and seventy-something footnotes. Time will tell.

By the way,

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Challenge #02923-G366: Bad at Risk Assessment

"And what brings you to medical, human?"

"I took my particle mask off when I should have left it on. That was, uh, five days ago? I'm pretty sure I've coughed up all the stuff I inhaled, since the phlegm isn't pointy any more, but I'm still coughing, and my lungs itch. I would have waited longer to bother you about it, but I've been kinda short of breath today, so I thought I'd come in before it got any worse." --

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Challenge #02922-G365: Danger in Ignorance

It is the modern era. Faerie folk and other such beings are considered nothing but old stories. But, sometimes, stories are real. She was born with the gift to see the supernatural for who they were even if they hid amongst the normal modern world. She could understand their languages no matter how old or obscure it was. And read their words. From the most ancient to the most modern. And yet, as she grew older, she learned this was something handed

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Monday, Day Two, Dictator's Fallout

This week, we are watching the debris from 2020 coming to a close. 2020 itself is the debris that is a direct result of 2016. My alarm this morning was We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel and... yeah... Today is the consequences of yesterday. And on and on it goes.

Social media platforms all over the map are cutting off the gigantic orange canker sore living in the Whitehouse. Even the Repugnican party wants to oust him from office. Well.

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Challenge #02921-G364: One For You...

"don't make deals with a Devil, unless that Devil is me,

Better the devil you know, than the devil you don't,

'coz NOTHING is ever truly free, ALL Devils have a fee!"

-- 'Ancient' Terran Aussie Saying -- Adam in Darwin

[AN: Ah yes, the ancient Aussie sage of wisdom, Kylie Minogue]

It's difficult to trust a Tiefling at the best of times, and why not? They look exactly like they stepped out of a woodcut from The Temptation of Everyman. It's

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Sunday, Day One, Sigh

Twenty-one active cases, but no new infections. Huzzah? Meanwhile, the USA narrowly avoided being on fire by today. The Repugnicans in office attempted to identify the rioters as "antifa", which makes in now officially code for "anyone the right wing finds currently inconvenient". Whoops.

Several arrests have already been made. Turns out that the Capitol police who were off duty were in the rioting crowd. No firkin wonder the ones on duty treated the rioters with kid gloves.

There needs to be

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Challenge #02920-G363: You Laugh, We Win

A: It’s ovew bwothew, i have the high gwound! OwO

B: Chu undewestimated mwy powew.

A: Don’t twy it -- Anon Guest

[AN: Honestly, nothing is better for a giggle than translating badass lines into Owo.]

The fake battle involved bippy hammers[1] and amusing melodrama, much to the amusement of everyone else in the room. There was so much amusement that some were concerned about their ability to breathe. Companion Grox, perching far above melee range, was making sure

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Saturday, Day Zero, Hiding a lot

Queensland is now in mega lockdown for three days. There's nine new cases, all apparently from overseas and caught in quarantine. There's twenty-three total active cases and... yeah... not going very far from home because of that.

Fun times.

It's four in the morning and I have been awake since the late hours of the evening previous, so I'm going to take a nap and then get on with today's tale.

The Muppet's rolled over and pleaded for his minions to go

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Challenge #02919-G362: Pass It On

I'd like to know more about Human Gis and her discovery of the flower that helped ease, then cure, her bad cough and helped heal the scar tissue in her lungs. Did the kid get credit for her discovery? Maybe a bonus? And did her companion help her with her self-esteem?

It's from this story from back in May. https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02685-g128-little-yellow-different -- DaniAndShali

It would eventually be named the Rentiniv Daisy, via several miscommunications and some typography errors.

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