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Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 245,930
Posted By Crius of CoH
That's why I liked the Planetary...

That's why I liked the Planetary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_(comics)) comics; the whole point of the story was that the wonderful weirdness of comic book universes shouldn't be...
Forum: Book Corner 22 February 2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 458,787
Posted By Crius of CoH
I finished the Tome of Bill and the Frontlines...

I finished the Tome of Bill and the Frontlines series on my Kindle, and both were very good. There may be future volumes of either series, but as of now, I am all caught up.

I spent some time...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 205,194
Posted By Crius of CoH
Bingo! The Destroyer...

Bingo! The Destroyer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Destroyer_(novel_series)) series, by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir (and loads of ghost writers). I have about 75 of what is now 145 paper...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 205,194
Posted By Crius of CoH
Some friends of ours are using the week-long...

Some friends of ours are using the week-long school vacation time to travel out west to visit family. Yesterday, they texted me to note that they were in a used book store, and was there anything I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 February 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 245,930
Posted By Crius of CoH
Saw Black Panther this morning (9:30 a.m. 3D...

Saw Black Panther this morning (9:30 a.m. 3D showing; it's what fit into our schedules best and the place was blessedly quiet despite this being school vacation week thanks to the early hour). I...
Forum: Rantidote 20 February 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,846
Posted By Crius of CoH
My wife and son and I like to watch The Curse of...

My wife and son and I like to watch The Curse of Oak Island on the History channel; our favorite running joke is the way the narrator starts off every new discovery. Hmm.. can't find a video to link...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 February 2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 254,050
Posted By Crius of CoH
I am hoping the third series will make it to...

I am hoping the third series will make it to Netflix soon; I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the show just an episode into the first, and was overjoyed when the second showed up....
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 107,743
Posted By Crius of CoH
Dishonored 2, which to me is easily as good as...

Dishonored 2, which to me is easily as good as the original, and has some spectacular maps. I particularly love the Clockwork Mansion, with rooms that change around and "behind the walls" areas that...
Forum: Rantidote 14 February 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,846
Posted By Crius of CoH
Well played, all. :lol: They alternative nursery...

Well played, all. :lol: They alternative nursery rhyme was delightful.

In a more serious vein, apparently mice born within earshot of a sonic repeller grow up essentially immune to them. More...
Forum: Rantidote 13 February 2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,846
Posted By Crius of CoH
LTTAM: Mice. After about 6 years of peace and...

LTTAM: Mice. After about 6 years of peace and quiet, thanks to the sonic mouse repellers I installed, a batch of mice that is immune to them has moved in (it's not the repellers gone bad; those I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 February 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Crius of CoH
They should also allow learning to use an Aldis...

They should also allow learning to use an Aldis lamp, a telegraph and smoke signals.
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 February 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 254,050
Posted By Crius of CoH
Offhand, I don't believe there have been any...

Offhand, I don't believe there have been any direct references to any Arrowverse locations or personalities so far, but there was mention that "other supers" are called heroes while Supervolt - I...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 243,756
Posted By Crius of CoH
There is a run-down hotel in Chepachet, RI that...

There is a run-down hotel in Chepachet, RI that has a poorly-hidden "secret" room; in that room there is a button on the wall that looks like a chunk of broken plaster showing through a tear in the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 February 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 254,050
Posted By Crius of CoH
Back when I was watching the original series, I...

Back when I was watching the original series, I almost always found the standalone episodes to be more enjoyable than the mythology episodes. And they were usually more clever and better-written,...
Forum: Book Corner 05 February 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 458,787
Posted By Crius of CoH
I got a Kindle for Christmas, and I've had an...

I got a Kindle for Christmas, and I've had an Amazon Prime membership for a few years, so I've been reading a bunch of free books, mostly series, on the Kindle. And, for the most part, one can see...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 243,756
Posted By Crius of CoH
The place where I work is now apparently some...

The place where I work is now apparently some kind of Victorian-era water pumping station built into a cliff, a huge edifice of crumbling brick and stone and rusty iron, which literally puffs out...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 February 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 69,406
Posted By Crius of CoH
Yes, thank you, I evidently wasn't grasping the...

Yes, thank you, I evidently wasn't grasping the situation. Much clearer now.
Forum: Police Blotter 03 February 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 69,406
Posted By Crius of CoH
Because, possibly, there is no way to know how...

Because, possibly, there is no way to know how long it may be before she is well enough? Like many physical ailments, I don't believe mental ailments adhere to a strict curative schedule.

Or am I...
Forum: Rantidote 03 February 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,231
Posted By Crius of CoH
Back roads around here, where there is no...

Back roads around here, where there is no unincorporated territory, are pretty much any road in a non-city area (e.g., "The Town of Glocester/The Village of Chepachet") that is not a state road or a...
Forum: SLC 26 January 2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 126,332
Posted By Crius of CoH
One of my co-workers and I were running wire on...

One of my co-workers and I were running wire on the second floor of one of our fire stations; one of the station personnel was up there playing an acoustical guitar and singing drinking songs. After...
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 January 2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Crius of CoH
It has been many years since I last read...

It has been many years since I last read something by her, but my small collection of her works and the slightly larger handful of other books I borrowed remain favorites. She was an awesome writer,...
Forum: Business Bytes 25 January 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Crius of CoH
Let me guess, someone stole your sweet voice?

Let me guess, someone stole your sweet voice?
Forum: SLC 24 January 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 27,348
Posted By Crius of CoH
Possibly some difficulty in finding a vessel...

Possibly some difficulty in finding a vessel large enough that can hold that much water and cloth, and can somehow be heated without destroying it? Sub-thought: economy of time/resources to do such a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 January 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Crius of CoH
Rugose, at the very least. Possibly even...

Rugose, at the very least. Possibly even squamous, in their hideous, yammering idiocy- no, no, we'll stop here.
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 233,297
Posted By Crius of CoH
Uh... apparently, my trouble dealer wants the...

Uh... apparently, my trouble dealer wants the trouble he loaned me back. Can I have back the trouble you borrowed from me, please? He gets kinda scary when my trouble gets past due.

It's......
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