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Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 33
The Queen’s Gambit
Posted By Austruck
Re: The Queen's Gambit

Clearly we need Yoda to merge these threads! :D
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 days ago
Replies: 33
The Queen’s Gambit
Posted By Austruck
Re: The Queen's Gambit

I enjoyed most of it, although some of the hallucinatory aspects later in the show were a bit "off" for me. Still, so well done and extremely captivating... which is surprising for a show about chess...
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Pets
Posted By Austruck
Yeah, the squeaking (called "wheeking" by most...

Yeah, the squeaking (called "wheeking" by most folks) is what they do normally. The chirping/singing I recorded is a very different sound.

As for the hammock, they can kinda hop/climb onto the top...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 210
This is Us
Posted By Austruck
Re: This is Us

Well, since we've seen fast-forward Kevin with kids but no visible spouse, I do wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Kevin/Madison. They show him reconnecting with Sally briefly and......
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 10
Beforeigners
Posted By Austruck
Re: Beforeigners

I figured the two Skarsgards had to be related. :D He's also good at English. :D
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 10
Beforeigners
Posted By Austruck
Re: Beforeigners

Wait, so Skarsgard's native tongue isn't English? Wow, he's everywhere speaking English in his roles and I never knew that!
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 10
Beforeigners
Posted By Austruck
Well, this series is subtitled, so I have no idea...

Well, this series is subtitled, so I have no idea if their accents are any good. :D
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 4 days ago
Replies: 10
Beforeigners
Posted By Austruck
Re: Beforeigners

I made it through the one season they have so far (only six episodes). Really can't wait for season 2. The fresh twists on the trope continued through all six episodes, so I can highly recommend the...
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
As an avowed night owl, I can assure you that the...

As an avowed night owl, I can assure you that the "no roosters" clause is a necessary one. :D
Replies: 52
Internet Forum Culture
Posted By Austruck
You might just be my new best friend. :D :D

You might just be my new best friend. :D :D
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
How about hamsters? Apparently hamsters in the...

How about hamsters? Apparently hamsters in the wild are desert-like creatures, which is why their urine is thick and somewhat infrequent (reserving bodily fluids and liquids). Still, who ever sees a...
Replies: 465
The VR Conundrum
Posted By Austruck
Re: The VR Conundrum

It'll take a bit of doing for me to fight anything in VR. :D

I like Moss and I've played Lucky's Tale, Deisim, and, of course, Butts: The VR Experience. :D :D

I own a bunch more that I...
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
I've been sworn to secrecy on that issue. Just be...

I've been sworn to secrecy on that issue. Just be thankful that it's not CARL. He's high maintenance.
Replies: 465
The VR Conundrum
Posted By Austruck
Re: The VR Conundrum

I feel compelled to always give a thumbs-up to your posts here, mainly because I applaud your consistent use of VR to play games. I have ot try to find TIME to get back into the VR stuff, but, unlike...
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
Bob the guinea pig, singing (May 16, 2016): ...

Bob the guinea pig, singing (May 16, 2016):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EHsIkoxCMo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=8EHsIkoxCMo)
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Pets
Posted By Austruck
Sadly, my favorite, Bob, passed away about a year...

Sadly, my favorite, Bob, passed away about a year after I acquired Carl and Steve.

Also, Carl is a bit of a drama queen. Go figure.

Bob, doing his ONE trick (begging for food):
77522
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Pets
Posted By Austruck
I was wondering the same thing about gerbils...

I was wondering the same thing about gerbils being illegal. That seems "off," even for California. :D Here in Pennsylvania, I know hedgehogs as pets are illegal, but not gerbils. And if you want...
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 5 days ago
Replies: 10
Beforeigners
Posted By Austruck
Re: Beforeigners

I'm watching the first episode of this right now on HBO Max. The premise is a really fresh twist on the time-travel trope. I'm only 20 minutes into the first episode, and if they can keep it this...
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
Despite a fear of undomesticated rats, I could...

Despite a fear of undomesticated rats, I could get used to pet rats, for sure. My daughter had them for a time, although I never got to actually hold one. I would, though.

It was the giant...
Replies: 52
Internet Forum Culture
Posted By Austruck
The only two people who scored higher than I did...

The only two people who scored higher than I did on the PSATs (a national achievement test here in the U.S., mostly for juniors in high school) both took Latin and had better English scores because...
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Internet Forum Culture
Posted By Austruck
Re: Internet Forum Culture

As I read through this thread... despite having been an English major and having been a proofreader for the past 30+ years, I'm glad I never actually took Latin in high school.
Replies: 2,145
Pets
Posted By Austruck
Let's just say that he brought in about three...

Let's just say that he brought in about three times what he had hoped for! Yay! And I gotta admit, since I had the marathon livestream open on my computer all day long (1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.), Yoda...
Replies: 148
What should I name my kitten?
Posted By Austruck
You're right. I did check with him (because I...

You're right. I did check with him (because I offered to match my OWN donation if that would help), but he declined my offer. <3
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 6 days ago
Replies: 25
Happy Birthday, Austruck!
Posted By Austruck
Re: Happy Birthday, Austruck!

THAT they still make, for sure! :)
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 1 week ago
Replies: 25
Happy Birthday, Austruck!
Posted By Austruck
Re: Happy Birthday, Austruck!

No, I think it's long gone.
But hey, the Cap'n Crunch has been delicious all week. :D