You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

hunched over the sink vomiting blue
toothpaste bubbles, gagging. i need new toothpaste, mom.
this stuff makes me sick. it tastes awful.

she shrieks. absentmindedly i touch a toy telephone
and memories rush at my eyes, all the things
she ever bought me. she is screaming. when's it gonna
be enough, huh? It's always wantwantwant with you!
where does it ever go? what did you do with any of it?
it was all a waste!

some indescribable feeling. a hand reaches up my
belly to my throat and makes a fist.

i am a parasite.

there are boys in the house. i try to lock
the doors but they get in anyway. one of them has a gun.
one of them shoots me in the face.

i see myself fall, half a doll's head open like
a bloody casket, mouth a black circle, one
eye gone. brains glug
onto the kitchen floor.

i have a gun. i shoot the boy that killed me
in the chest and i am alive again, held together
with a tight gauzy…

cinnamon toast, eggs mashed with
forks, mustard. grilled cheese
autopilot. i am a dog
stuck on a fence, shocked
over and over again.

happiness is

i forget.

Am I the only one who, when walking around town, has noticed all these young folks telling each other "Happy Valentine's Day"? Even older folks, I presume being business owners trying to mollify the politically correct crowd, are expressing themselves so.

Well back in my day, before all these librul SJW types began their War on "Merry Saint", that's exactly how it went. Everybody used to greet each other, "Merry Saint Valentine's Day," and then perhaps paused…

News for Noders

February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!


Polish your boots and fly your colors. The Prosenoder's Cup returns March 1st! Signups now open at Hevosen Rotu: An E2 Proseproduction"


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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: ReQuest 2019 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: ReQuest 2019 ends.


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

December 2: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 25: Merry Christmas!


Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2019: the reTurn!


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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 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

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



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