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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…

I need a notebook in my brain,
Recording thoughts without strain.

All abstract thoughts as clear as day
Recorded in my notebook brain.

No need for words, nor style, nor rhyme,
A simple thought, all that’s required.

A lazy artist thought this way,
And filled that notebook in a day.

A wingnut is a piece of hardware -- unsurprisingly, a type of nut. It is essentially a standard nut adorned with a pair of fixed 'wings' positioned to allow for easy turning with thumb and forefinger. They have many various uses, but are not very common in our everyday lives; they may perhaps be familiar to some from their frequent use in assembling drum kits.

Likewise, the wings are perhaps most familiar from the analogous wingbolt; while true wingbolts are also a rare find,…

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!


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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!

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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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