ChoKonnit

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  1. After a weird incident today I very sincerely uttered that popular three-word phrase meaning "utter astonishment" So that got me thinking, what incidents have you experienced in real life which have left you absolutely baffled and unsure of what to say beyond "W-T-Fuck...?" 0_o...? And I don't mean just weird pictures on the internet *intended* to illicit such a response, I mean stuff that happens in the real world or things that people have said/done with a straight face and were utterly serious. I'll start the ball rolling with today's incident: A friend of my Faither's drops by our work looking for him for a chat. I have known this guy for many years and we have hung out before. He asks if my faither is in. He wasn't, so I invite him in to wait since he shouldn't be long. He asks, "Do you know who I am?" "Yeah, of course I do!" "Ok, I'm Tom and you are...?" I tell him. He asks again for clarity, and again I tell him, now getting really confused... "Ok, is Ronnie's son about?" "....yeah..." "Oh?" "It's me! I'm his son!" "Oh! I thought you were the other one." The other one being my co-worker who looks nothing like me. "No, that's Graeme, he's out right now." "Ah right. I always thought you were darker!" "....uhm... sorry, I can't account for that." 0_o
  2. Welcome to the Split Box Deal! In this topic I divide up the contents of boxes and clamshells so players can get those specific minis they need. If you there is anything you want, simply post a reply to the topic to indicate your interest and your name shall be added to the listed item! If an item already has a name then that is who has claimed it, but stocks are replenished regularly so more items arrive all the time. Once an item is claimed the rest shall be conducted via PM - either I contact you or you contact me; whichever comes first! For quick reference, here are the postage rates: Postage Rates: UK £1 (so long as I can fit it in a padded envelope). Europe £3.80 Australia/New Zealand £4.80 USA/Canada/Rest of World £4.50 To view the list of available items, simply click the link: To the list!
  3. A topic for the discussion of them other games you play using that new-fangled leccy-tronics stuff. You know, plugging them into the aerial socket on the TV and blowing on the contacts before you put the cartridge in, that kinda stuff. To start the ball rolling, Kanluwen says there's a new Star Wars: Battlefront on the way. I played the Clone Wars one back on the Xbocks, and my preferences got me in trouble with the Star Wars crowd; i said i really didn't care about playing Wookies as i thought they were dumb - robots are much cooler! Anyway, i don't know anything about this game so here's hoping i'll soon have TWO games to play on the stupid Xbone.
  4. Right, just so this topic doesn't descend into some sort of Infinity Grindr, how about some WtFs? It's my faither's birthday soon and he's been telling us what he wants. One item was a picture frame. Not a cheap one, either; an expensive, expertly made one! Wife and my mother were driving around for ages yesterday trying to track down a professional framer in an industrial estate. A hell of a lot of effort, but they eventually did find the place and got a fancy frame. The WtF lay in what he intended to put in this frame... He has recently come into possession of a picture he really likes. I wondered what it could be - perhaps the work of a professional photographer? I was told it was a picture of the 3 bridges across the Firth of Forth. So, ok, a professional, aerial photograph, I thought? Aerial, yes. Professional.... no. It was a very poorly-focused picture of the bridges that he downloaded from the internet and printed out on his home printer. It looks genuinely fucking awful, with most of the image an indistinct blur. Getting a professional frame for this picture, really is putting the proverbial silk hat on a pig. Turns out it was the 3rd result on Google Images for "forth bridges", so here it is:
  5. Right, I'm setting about sending some messages and adding names to the list, but this morning I did update the list with some new items, including those from the Beyond boxes. Certainly worth a look!
  6. I think conversation is now more suited for the Users section. Know who else likes to meet up with other like-minded individuals...? That's right - commies!!
  7. It must be so disappointing for tourists when they expect to be greeted by sharp-suited, brolly-tapping gents doffing their bowler hats, saying "Hellew, how are you?". When they'd be more likely to be met by a slurred, "F'kn, f'kn, f'kn ya fucker..." from a red-faced bloke forcing his XXL gut into an L football shirt, freshened with the aroma of stale piss and proprietary-brand lager.
  8. I'm waiting for some folks to start boycotting pizzas when they find out the Romans used to keep slaves.
  9. Well, in this case I mean just that - sleeping. They haven't had sex in quite some time (according to the sister). Reasons given include his medications, his alcoholism, and his diet of fried food and cheese leaving him looking like an uncooked sausage in a cardigan. From what I've both heard and seen, she has been leading him on since the breakup (possibly to stave off being kicked out) and he has been trying his best to delude himself into thinking that if he just acts like they're still a couple, then maybe they still are. She's basically been fuelling this denial of his. The sister also has let slip that she had thought of getting back together with him (not that this would mean much; their lifestyle wouldn't really change), but only so she can stay in the flat as she's been having difficulty finding somewhere else to stay. She had tried to get with someone else (also with some serious emotional problems) with the aim of getting a flat with him, but her behaviour actually scared him off. There's a good chance he realized what was happening. It also didn't help that she'd contact him via facebook claiming she was really upset after a big argument, reveal this was actually a lie to get his attention and then demand to know why he was avoiding her. She's not very good at laying the foundations for a solid relationship.
  10. We were not happy at all, that's for sure. What was most annoying was the fact that dogs are nothing new to wife's parents - they have had 3 different dogs in the past, and dogs much bigger than SKD. We actually think they are addicted to drama. If an opportunity for drama presents itself, subconsciously they start to behave in a manner to maximize the drama. Aside from the windows madness, her faither recently declared that they should not go to a big Christmas market in Manchester with their dress-making business this year. They went last year and made a decent amount of money. But no -they must not go, this year. Why? Just... because! (DRAMAAAAAAA!) And while I'm on the weird family I married into, you may also remember wife's sister and my tales of her mad relationships with madmen, who act mad. Well, she got tired of her current loser (surprised it took this long, but it seems all she wants is someone with a decent income to latch onto). He's several posts worth of WtF, himself so I won't talk about him, here. Now that that's over (yet they were still sleeping in the same bed after the breakup), she decided to meet up with one of her old flames - a guy she spoke with online about 10 years ago. She went to visit him in at his home-town in Canada when they first spoke, and he treated her to an amazing weekend of watching him play World of Warcraft - a veritable whale of a time. Well, since they recently got speaking again (why? dunno), wife's sister decided to invite him over to Edinburgh for a week, and to save money he is staying with her... and her "ex". Yup, you could sink a battleship with the drama potential. Now, my cousins live in Edinburgh and had already organized a night out for some karaoke and drinking with wife, so of course her sister was invited, too. Since WoW guy was in town, he also got invited (so was I, but I'd rather take a drill bit to my urethra than go to karaoke) and wife got a chance to meet and talk with him. She was also invited to stay at the sister's flat for the night. Having sat in the flat with the sister and her 2 suitors for just a few hours before they set out, she found that you'd struggle cut the atmosphere in that place with a monofilament CCW. She also found that WoW guy was more boring than she ever imagined. Her sister does have a habit of going for fucking weirdos but this guy was a complete blank. Apparently, he plays Minecraft. That's it - that is all that can be said about him. Wife asked what he was into, and he plays Minecraft. TV shows? He doesn't like watching a series. Movies? He doesn't like movies. Read any books? He doesn't really read. Music? He doesn't like music. Go out anywhere? He doesn't have any friends. And I mean that deliberately - he avoids having friends. Favourite drink? He doesn't drink. Board/Wargames like I play? He has heard of them, and got invited to try by a "work acquaintance", but no.... He does like Minecraft, however. When wife arrived at the flat, he was in the process of teaching the sister how to play Minecraft. WoW be fucked - it's Minecraft, now! Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft! He has transformed from WoW Guy to Minecraft Guy. He also doesn't like karaoke, or people - he really made a point of that one; doesn't like other people. He was only going out because he felt compelled to, and sat in a corner the whole time. Seems he also only brought £200 of spending money to last a week of holiday time. I did wonder why the hell he brought so little, but it makes perfect sense - he doesn't go out or actually do anything apart from play Minecraft, so £200 could last him ages. The weirdness continued through the night with him and the sister trying real hard to disguise any signs of affection with each other. Like holding hands under a coat, holding hands under a table, and putting hands on each other when they think everyone else is out of sight. "What are you doing?" wife asked the sister when they had a moment alone, "I can see you holding hands under the table - are you going out with him or what?" "Uhm..." replied the sister, nonchalantly, "I dunno..." To quote the Angry African from Next Friday, "BULLSHIT, MOTHAFOKA!". She's leading him on so much she may as well have a mooring rope attached to a nose ring. And in the meantime, her ex is getting more and more angry and spends time away from the flat to avoid Minecraft Guy, as it seems he feels he's being cucked under his own roof. The sister is really playing with fire at this point, as I don't believe there is anything stopping the ex from just kicking her out - it is entirely his wage that pays for the place. I should make a comic book based off this shit.
  11. When that happens you lean out the window and shout, "Alright! Bullseye!" Speaking of driving - while wife and I have been off on our short vacation, we left Shae-Konnit Dog with her parents (they're always eager to look after him) but after a meetup to hand over said beast, it seems the drive home with him almost caused a domestic. It must be noted that it was a particularly warm day. You may also remember my story about wife's parents never opening the windows in their car, as they're convinced the force of the air entering their car will cause the rear window to get blown out - they knew someone whose Morris Marina suffered this fate in 1976 and are convinced the same will happen to their 2008 VW Passat. Now, while in the back of their car, SKD was becoming rather over-heated and began panting quite loudly. Their car's AC wasn't making much of a difference and could barely reach the back seat. Wife's mother suggested opening the window just a bit, but her faither refused - he still didn't want to open the windows. Mother suggested again that they should, as they needed more air. Faither again refused, this time more loudly. The argument raged back and forth, with wife's faither declaring outright that opening the window in a car does not make any difference. That is truly special...
  12. It'd be great to be the King & Queen of a department.
  13. Maybe the form could have "chromosome pair"?
  14. Studying? At University? Holy shit, they still do that?! 0_o
  15. Right, I'm back! I'll make with the requests as soon as I can, but business shall likely recommence properly on Monday - I'll be spending today (and likely much of tomorrow) performing a stock take of both regular and split items. The rush on the initial wave of Beyond splits has left a few items to be listed. I can also confirm the missing CSUs have been reported and I should have them within the next couple of weeks, so full Beyond Red Veil boxes shall be listed on my webstore. Again, I must reiterate, the pre-order CSUs and ABHs are not for sale! But while I'm at it, I'll deal with this one right now: Out of them, only the Hazmat seems likely right now - I'll need to check my stock of Devas/Drakios/Scyllas to see if providing the 'bots is viable right now. If so, they are £5.50 each. Thorakitai I'm not sure I can do. Not unless I have some definite interest in the rest of the box; Eudoros, Agema and the Thorakitai with rocket have never been very popular and are quite difficult to shift. Likewise, I could only do the Chimera if I have some definite interest in the rest of the box, otherwise I doubt a split would be viable.
  16. I was at a stag day for one of my friends, and we ended up at a Bavarian-styled Brauhaus. Towards the end of the night, one of the guys had to leave and left behind an entire, untouched stein. Would have been a crime to let it go to waste.
  17. I wouldn't be surprised if there were folks who, after years of gluing it to sheets of A3 and sprinkling glitter over it to make collages, never considered pasta was anything more than a building material.
  18. Just been reminded of this one by the radio: Back at our original, local branch of GW they had an eclectic mix for their in-store music. This was back when they actually played real music - I was in a store a couple of weeks back and it was their own, in-house soundtrack of overly-dramatic movie music. Anyway, back then one of the songs they played was Bad Company's Feel Like Making Love. The full, unedited version, with additional orgasm sounds. So parents could accompany their kids around the store to the sounds of a woman in the throes of sexual ecstasy.
  19. Since the advent of Shae-Konnit Dog I've been doing a bit more walking. There's a decent-sized park I often take him to when I have the time, and take him along the pathway around the small Loch they have. Along the way I have noticed something kinda odd. All sorts of people go there, so of course it's not unusual to find some jerks have been dumping their picnic garbage wherever they feel like it. Also juice boxes from obnoxious brats the parents can't be bothered to deal with, discarded shit bags and crisp packets... But nail clippings? At a few benches I've stopped at to give SKD a drink, I have noticed discarded finger/toe nail clippings. By the looks of it, someone went all the way to this park before deciding their nails needed a trim, and thoughtfully brought a set of clippers with them.
  20. Well, this is a pain in the ass... I had a look at my stock of Beyond Red Veil since I saw the complaints about missing CSUs, and I have absolutely no CSUs whatsoever :/ I still need to check the Beyond OpIce stock, but this certainly puts a damper on things.
  21. I'll need to work out prices on the new Hassassin, but it is set to arrive around 18th September.
  22. Another example, again the "hash money!" guy: In English class we had to do a book report. I chose The War of the Worlds (another WtF was the substitute teacher who marked me down for poor vocabulary and grammar - but those parts she highlighted were direct quotes from the cockney Artilleryman), but hash guy picked a book about Celtic football team. It was not a story - basically a book of facts about the team. He was determined that would be the book he read, however; he likes football, so that's all he ever wants to read about!
  23. Kinda reminds me of a mild argument/disagreement I had with someone a few years back regarding school and dividing classes in terms of ability. The budding communists I was talking with suggested that classes should not be divided, as this is unfair and they should all be equal. I suggested that some people just need more attention/care than others, and some pupils straight up do not want to learn, and all it takes is just 1 of such pupils to act like a jerk and disrupt the entire class. As a result, those who do want to learn simply cannot, and their time is wasted. They didn't believe me, and of course there came accusations of privilege, but I was speaking from a position of experience. I don't know what magical, utopian schools they went to but while far from being the worst, mine did have some pretty shitty elements. I think I came through it OK as I did end up with some decent qualifications, but in a few classes we did have some pupils who only set out to act like jerks the whole time and they could cause a lot of damage. I'd probably be able to speak Spanish a hell of a lot better if those elements weren't present to fuck everything up. An example I had of such disruptive pupils were those who were doing drugs. And I don't mean they attended school and it so happens they also did drugs - they were doing drugs in the classroom. Eating lumps of hash, etc. Hell, one of them would even ask to borrow money, claiming, "It's for my hash money!" as if that would seal the deal. One of my friends (13 years old) also came in one day with a flask full of Bacardi and Coke - I thought it tasted like aftershave. Shit, at that age I was spending my money on video games and GW minis - I wouldn't even know where to look for drugs in the first place :/
  24. Ok, I'll see to all this as soon as I can. Some news which could cause a bit of slowdown; I need to take a short break later this week, and it shall be for a week. Work/life balance needs to be re-calibrated and wife needs some recovery time after the Edinburgh Fringe. Aside from that, I've seen a lot of complaints on social meedja about missing CSUs and ABHs from the Beyond boxes, so I'll have to rake through my entire stock to see if I've been affected. For the moment I haven't actually added the full boxes to my webstore - after the pre-orders closed I kept receiving more requests for splits, so those extra I ordered are quickly having names splattered all over them. The Beyond boxes are also sold out at the supplier end, so that's us for a while :/
  25. I can make a note and we'll see what happens. So for whoever may be interested in that action, how's this? Desperado (sans bike) £5 Desperado bike (sans rider) £7