Realm of the InterNutter

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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 junk
  • Research says the kids are not okay during Delta
  • Conspiracy nuts want NZ to be hiding something
  • 70% of Australia has had their first vax dose
  • So many people have died of this plague in the USA
  • Facebook finally blocking anti-lockdown bullshit

Yikes. Story posting now.

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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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon

Plague news: Four new cases, two of each. Twenty-six total active cases, eighteen of those are in hospital and one's in the ICU. Lovely.

Both the spawn are down with a random sickness. Lurgi has struck the household and it's only a matter of days before it strikes at me.

We've rescheduled the big jab for a week later and crossing our fingers.

I don't have an awful lot for Patreon, but I'm doing my best. I'm pretty sure my patrons understand.

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Challenge #03153-H244: Alternative to What?

A Pure Lifer, whose ancestors had been some of the earliest of the Pure Lifers had gotten very, very sick. They were still quite young, had very small children to raise, and none of the "medicine" on their world was helping them. In fact, they were getting worse quickly, and no one was willing to care for the children if their parent were to perish, and they had no spouse. What were they to do? Only option left, contact the Alliance, it

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Monday, Day 1, Shenanigans

Plague news: No new cases! Twenty-one total active cases, fourteen of those are in hospital.

Beloved and I are unfucking the house some more. My whirlwind wife is making progress I never thought possible. It's amazing.

Somewhere in our agenda, there's going to be a fix for my hair. We over-estimated the power of one of the chemicals and it came out as the wrong sort of blue. Whoops.

There's also going to be cauliflower gnocci at some point.

In other news,

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Challenge #03152-H243: We Value Our Employees...

A CEO was BRUTAL to their workforce, to say the least. Suddenly, as if they had all become one hivemind: every man, woman, and child - it seemed like - on the entire colony called to the CRC. They sent drop ships and picked everyone up. Given how distant this world was, despite the fact it was THE most valuable resource planet in the CEO's portfolio, they didn't realize it had completely stopped producing for almost two days. When they went to

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Sunday, Day 0, Another Day "Off"

Plague news: EIGHT new cases [and a plethora of hotspots]. Five local transmissions, three imports. There's twenty-one total active cases, thirteen of those are in the hospital.

I can already guess a Knomira got loose with the plague. Some of those hotspots are in MeMum's roaming range. She's had both her jabs, but she's still waiting for efficacy to kick in. Yeeps.

Beloved and I are Spring Cleaning. New gender, new attitude, new house. I'm loving it.

We need storage solutions to

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Challenge #03151-H242: Change is... Uncomfortable

A companion deeply loves their ship's human. When the human retires due to old age, the companion doesn't know if they can handle it -- Anon Guest

"This has to be my last trip," announced Human Set as she eased herself down into the launch chair. "I'm getting too creaky for everyone's good."

That sudden stab into Companion Elik's heart had to be psychosomatic. "You're... leaving us?" Ze could not keep the anxiety out of hir voice.

"I'm not cut out for

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Saturday, Day 0, PLNs?

Plague News: One new case, an import. According to our Premiere, we have one local that's being investigated. There's twenty-one total active cases, of which nineteen are in hospital.

Beloved's getting her piercings checked today and I am bodyguard. Yay. I'm getting paid in sushi tonight so I'm happy.

My other plans include: nothing, and enjoying that. I will not fret about making output for the interwebs, just in PURE SLOTH. Nyahah. Sloth and carbs.

In the news:

  • Health officer utters the
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