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4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +7 points

I've heard of it happening with primates - there is video footage that I saw some years ago, and it was quite confronting. I believe the circumstances were desperate.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 0 replies · +2 points

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4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 3 replies · +2 points

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4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Unseen Aca... · 0 replies · +5 points

I believe 'ner ner ner' are the canonical lyrics in this case, for that reason

5 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wintersmit... · 1 reply · +3 points

At least one of the tracks has a title reference and theme to at least one future book.

6 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Truth'... · 0 replies · +9 points

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7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Carpe Jugu... · 0 replies · +4 points

Carpe Jugulum!
I first encountered this one in audiobook form. I have a physical copy now, but I remember my impressions of the plot/characters more than I remember the actual words and quotes.
Reading my copy parallel to Mark is fun.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Last C... · 0 replies · +8 points

My other half (nicknamed "the fella") and I booked our tickets and accommodation for Nullus Anxietas in Adelaide! First weekend in August.
I am looking forward to it, and debating whether or not to cosplay. Same goes for the fella.

[cosplay plans, Rot13 for things not yet introduced]
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7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Last C... · 0 replies · +7 points

No local 'Big Thing' where I live, but I remember seeing The Big Merino and going past The Big Banana on long driving trips.

Been to and past Gumbuya Park a few times, it's notable for the giant pheasant.

Somebody set the bird's backside on fire 5 years ago, causing $50,000AUD worth of damage. The picture I posted here was in the news article.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Last C... · 1 reply · +7 points

I decorated my first pavlova for Christmas.
Had not had the opportunity/space/time before then, so I did not know what to include.Thankfully my 11yo niece took control of the artistic direction, was floundering before that!
I ended up using kiwifruit, strawberries, blueberries, passionfruit pulp and whipped cream.
Storebought base, and it turned out pretty tasty.

Looks like my image tags were working, though I had the html keys instead of comment box keys in my brain.