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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 619

2/24/2018
Tomorrow is my son's birthday. Today we're celebrating it. He's turning seven.

Seven.

There are seven candles.

Do you know how very hard it is to keep calm at a birthday party when you know that eating the cake is going to make you Unaccountably Peckish?

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phryne
phryne
Posts: 1058

2/24/2018
Actually, I imagine last year's birthday party must've been even more difficult, when you must've been terribly tempted to make yourself the seventh candle... wink

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Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Posts: 850

2/24/2018
Buy one of those candles that is a seven.

Then you just have one candle on the cake, which is perfectly straightforward and normal.

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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 619

2/24/2018
Teaspoon wrote:
Buy one of those candles that is a seven.

Then you just have one candle on the cake, which is perfectly straightforward and normal.

The following conversation actually began this train of thought:

Su: "Well, we don't have a 7 candle, but that's okay. We'll just put seven candles on the cake."

Me: "You'll put seven what??"

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Harry P.
Harry P.
Posts: 108

2/25/2018
First of all,
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday, your son.
Happy birthday to you.

I hope that did not come off as rude.

Second of all, hahahahaha! This is wonderfully delightful. To be honest, what is the worst that could happen with being Unaccountably Peckish?

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If you are ever in need of any assistance, do not hesitate to ask either of them. The second one is still finicky, though.
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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 619

2/25/2018
Harry P. wrote:
I hope that did not come off as rude.

Not in the least.


Harry P. wrote:
To be honest, what is the worst that could happen with being Unaccountably Peckish?

Since you asked...

My other son just fell off his chair and busted his lip on the dining room table. When he comes in to me, he's got blood all over his mouth, some of it smeared, but most of it still fairly liquidish. A mouth smeared with human blood is, of course, the perfect complement to the seven-candle cake.

Nightmares is increasing...

(P.S. Smalls is perfectly fine I wiped the blood off, held him until the sniffles stopped, and he has already forgotten about it. Four-year-olds are remarkably resilient.)

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Prof. Sian Kan, at your service.
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Odin, All-father
Odin, All-father
Posts: 15

2/25/2018
I just went to give this a thumbs up. But then I realised that you currently have exactly 7 thumbs up already and it seemed so appropriate that I didn't change it.

Just make sure you discretely dispose of any warning notes from the masters before anyone else sees them, or else there may be questions.
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Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Posts: 850

2/25/2018
...tis a FL creepypasta waiting to happen.

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Greg M
Greg M
Posts: 160

2/25/2018
Happy birthday to your son! Happy between-6th-and-8th birthday to your son. We shall avoid any mention of the number.

I hope that he does not like to play hide-and-uh...hide-and-something.

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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 619

2/25/2018
I'm not sure at this point whether I'm just caught in odd coincidence, or whether it is merely a case of everything looking like a candle, but this morning Su made chocolate pancakes, and put a big G on one of them for the birthday boy. At this point, the statement was made, "Hey! Nothing like eating your name!" Erm... what?

Edit: Look here! She brought me one, too.
edited by Siankan on 2/25/2018

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Addis Rook
Addis Rook
Posts: 124

2/25/2018
on that note, all 3 of my names are 7 letter names

7 INTO 7 INTO 7

also I was born on SEPTember 14, so there's 3 7s in that too

the street I live on has a 7 letter name

even my phone number has 3 7s in a row in it

Also I have a well in my backyard

I think the universe is really trying to tell me something
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Ginneon Thursday
Ginneon Thursday
Posts: 255

2/26/2018
"Seven into seven,"
They're whispering at our backs.
Seven into seven,
Like dipping wicks in wax.

Light a ring of candles,
All circled 'round a cake.
A cake is just a flour'd well:
An edible mistake.

Feed the hunger, always wanting,
Gluttony unceasing.
The more you eat, the more you crave -
Your peckishness increasing.

Gnaw the hand that feeds you,
Make the tendons splay.
Fill with wax, and may your son have
The happiest birthday.
edited by Ginneon Thursday on 2/27/2018

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Departments of Mycoenology, Lepidoptery
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Addis Rook
Addis Rook
Posts: 124

3/4/2018
So, I was on the internet and I saw this.



hmmm......
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Addis Rook
Addis Rook
Posts: 124

3/4/2018
Ginneon Thursday wrote:
Addis Rook wrote:
So, I was on the internet and I saw this.
TROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE SUN DESTROY THE

lyrics by rage against the (dawn) machine
edited by Addis Rook on 3/4/2018
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Garadyn Meylor
Garadyn Meylor
Posts: 4

4/7/2018
This is like the time I almost started gathering crafting materials for a videogame in real life before I realized what I was doing.

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The Elfin Cannibal
The Elfin Cannibal
Posts: 162

4/12/2018
This is the best thing ever.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
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Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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Elaina Schill
Elaina Schill
Posts: 170

4/13/2018
So I was in church(literal, actual church) and there's a song that goes 'all shall be well' and I could not stop laughing it was terrible.
Yes, there were candles. Yes, that made it SO. MUCH. WORSE.

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Alt #3, Veracity Taylor, the Dame of the Docks.
The Dogged Seeker, self explanatory.

I will accept any social actions on Fallen London(unless its a box of live rats. I already got rid of the d---ned things once and am not eager to repeat the endeavor).
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The Elfin Cannibal
The Elfin Cannibal
Posts: 162

4/13/2018
I can imagine.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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curtistruffle
curtistruffle
Posts: 138

4/13/2018
So I was in church(literal, actual church) and there's a song that goes 'all shall be well' and I could not stop laughing it was terrible.Yes, there were candles. Yes, that made it SO. MUCH. WORSE.


Now I know how one can fail an attempt to lower his Scandal by attending a sermon.

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The Elfin Cannibal
The Elfin Cannibal
Posts: 162

4/13/2018
curtistruffle wrote:
So I was in church(literal, actual church) and there's a song that goes 'all shall be well' and I could not stop laughing it was terrible.Yes, there were candles. Yes, that made it SO. MUCH. WORSE.


Now I know how one can fail an attempt to lower his Scandal by attending a sermon.

The mystery is solved! Now for the million other mysteries in this game . . .

I know it's not quite the same, but in Sunless Sea I hate increasing Veils. **** you, Veils.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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