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Challenge #02931-H008: Okay We Know That Was Silly

Two humans go to the infirmary with hands covered in blisters. At first, the medic thinks they got heat-burned. But the tests show the blisters are from frostbite. When asked, the humans shrug and went "We wanted to see who could hold ice in our hands the longest, and to make it more fun, we added salt to our hands, first. We were just goofing off." -- Anon Guest

The leading cause of dangerous injury to Humans was Humans "just goofing off" as they put it. It was so widely known that the EMT's had a special scramble alert for any security pickup that caught the phrase, "Hey, watch this!" There was a bigger one for, "Hold my beer." Humans are notorious that way.

Medik Rentsh sighed and said, "If I wasn't devoted to my work, I'd let you two suffer your consequences." Ze got out the dermal regeneration gear and assessed who had the most damage for small triage.

"The salt was a mistake," admitted Human Kin. "I remembered what salt does five seconds after the ice stuck to my hand."

"That's generally when the science kicks in," contributed Human Jae. "Five seconds after the derp moment."

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Tuesday, Day 0, The Shuffle On

Not only do I have Patreon nonsense to organise today, but I also have my new glasses ready and a Miss Chaos to outfit for the school year ahead. Also a new episode of Critical Role dropped on YouTube so you know I'm going to binge me some D&D.

Currently, waiting for the shops to open whilst getting my mandatory creative nonsense done. Soon on my agenda is a lot of copy-pasta to get the Patreon stuff out there at

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Challenge #02930-H007: A Gift in Kind

They were supposed to be a massive, mindless, killing machines, huge and terrifying to behold, they were thin, nearly hairless, and soft-bodied under their suits. I'd heard so much of these beings, we all have, that the idea of one of their ships docking at this newly built station scared many of us to nearly soiling ourselves. Galactic Law required us to let them dock, they were in need of aid, their ship damaged almost beyond recognition.

They were supposed to be

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Monday, Day 0, need to get wriggling

School holidays are coming to an end, so Miss Chaos and I need to make some decisions. Undies, lunch box arrangements, water bottle nonsense, pants, but shoes are a MUST.

Last year's shoes should really be found and tossed. They were three breaths from falling apart anyway.

But not today. Today, I am unfuckening the house and cleaning away the bread mess of the weekend, and then slobbing for the rest of the day. Perhaps working on the prompt from Tale Foundry.

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Challenge #02929-H006: The Trouble With Tails

"I can't do this"

"Yes you can"

"No I can't"

"Stop bitching and just put the fucking pants on" -- Anon Guest

"I keep telling you to hire a tailor with a tail. Your kind always get the tail hole wrong." Viceroy "Loyalty" Merrimine squirmed into the offending clothing. Despite both brother's best efforts, there was the distinct sound of thread snapping. "Damnit..."

His older brother -by twenty minutes, as he kept reminding his twin- sighed and said, "I'll get the sewing

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Sunday, Day Zero, Lazy Day

Twenty-nine total cases, only one of which is new. I'm still nervous about the high number of cases. Paranoia is fun.

I got a LOT achieved yesterday, mostly on the "while you're there" principal. Let's see. In order:

  1. Start bread thawing
  2. Fetch parcel [I now own two copies of the TAZ board game and I don't know how that happened since they didn't ship to Aus when I ordered it]
  3. Cash in bottles and cans at the recycle place [something close to
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Challenge #02928-H005: Sdrawkcab Erutnevda

In the world of mirrors, where right is left and up is down. Do not move the hands of time. Walk backwards on the path you taken. Ignore the false eyes that gaze beyond. Only then everything you care for will be safe and sound. -- Anon Guest

I have walked into Rorrim knowing well the hazards. I knew what I had to do. Everything is backwards in Rorrim. It is, after all, the realm of reflection. You go ahead by walking

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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

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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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