2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

Hey!
Do you realize that we have been doing SpaceShips all wrong for their entire history?
We should be able to cut costs by a huge amount once we inform NASA of the mixup.

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:09 am UTC

What about Penpineapple and Applepen?
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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby Steko » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am UTC

The Japanese term for stroller is “baby car” (ベビーカー) which fits the pattern and always gets a brain giggle from me despite just being a slightly shorter version of the (giggle-free) ‘baby carriage’. A crib is also called a “baby bed” (ベビーベッド) and a playpen is called a ‘baby circle’ (ベビーサークル).

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:00 pm UTC

Babies are indeed a lot like demons. Always keep them contained in a circle and watch them relentlessly.

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby Mikeski » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:59 am UTC

Don't put candles around the circle, though. They have the opposite effect with babies vs. demons.

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby Cougar Allen » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 am UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:Hey!
Do you realize that we have been doing SpaceShips all wrong for their entire history?
We should be able to cut costs by a huge amount once we inform NASA of the mixup.

Canalboats, too.

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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby da Doctah » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:17 am UTC

Steko wrote:The Japanese term for stroller is “baby car” (ベビーカー) which fits the pattern and always gets a brain giggle from me despite just being a slightly shorter version of the (giggle-free) ‘baby carriage’. A crib is also called a “baby bed” (ベビーベッド) and a playpen is called a ‘baby circle’ (ベビーサークル).


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Re: 2043: Boathouses and Houseboats

Postby Unclevertitle » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

SuicideJunkie wrote:Babies are indeed a lot like demons. Always keep them contained in a circle and watch them relentlessly.


Now conceptually adding "babies" to the list of creatures affected by Magic Circle.

I can easily imagine a panicking Wizard casting it as a last ditch attempt while babysitting a troublesome infant.


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