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Magnesium chalk held above a tepid puddle of water. A vintage periscoping camera bulb. The second-story inebriants at Mardi Gras. That perfectly ripe avocado.

Can you time the perfect scene whilst your scene is timed?

Saddle the horse that best catches your fancy, msg your colors in order to ante, and race your story like a masked vigilante.



Two straightaways and two arcing bends
are all the separate the means from the ends.
Whither withdrawing enough…

It wasn't something anybody remembered. 

It was ancient.

It was there before things were things. At the time, it was the only sound, a time before sounds could be made. It formed strings, tiny strings, gargantuan strings, and from those strings, other things emerged - eventually things from which sound could be created.

It was always playing, somewhere and everywhere, but its combinations were getting so complex, its instances getting so out of phase, that the original was…

Today is Mardi Gras day, and I'm feeling more than a little bit homesick. I'm needing to speak to Andrew again, even though I can't say this in dialogue, I still have to address this to him. There are two days that I need to remember with you, someday, face to face. But there's so many other parts of a bridge that need to be constructed first before you can construct the part that could be reasonably called "road" or "travel" or "…

News for Noders

February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!


Sign up for the Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction Coming March 1st!


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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.


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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!


Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!


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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of We All Float Down Here: The 2017 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 12: Rest in Peace, sarabandegreen.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.


Get ready for IRON NODER X: XTREME XCELLENCE, coming November 1st!



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