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Our previous thread Crossover Chat #354
related discussion: Crossover Chat No 354
has served us well since April 29th and will be closed on October 12th, with an average of less than 2 posts per day. Extrapolating this number, it is estimated that the first Crossover Chat was started sometime in the 1890s ;)
Participants were (in no particular order, other than alphabetical): Amy-MiMi, Dixie, Goldammer, hm—us, Jabonah, Jesse_Pinkman, mbshu, Norbert Juffa, penguin, plidsi, Reeva, RenaRd, renateheinz, virus, Wik (apologies to anybody I might have misspelled or even forgotten)
Silent readers and newcomers are strongly encouraged to participate! A new clean shell might attract them, so let’s not have it deteriorate to a “Bumslokal” (o-tone hm—us)
- It's autumnal and cold now, and even the Goldammers are sleeping indoors again
- The high vaccination room amongst snails makes this a very safe environment
- Several participants and family members displayed symptoms, but as far as we know all Covid tests were negative
- Amy-MiMi has a new teaching position, and already her students are using LEO to talk about red velvet cakes
- plidsi sent a story to the actor who “created” the main character, we are still awaiting some feedback, if you want to share it?
- Books mentioned in this thread were: “White Tiger”, „Oma lässt grüßen und sagt, es tut ihr leid”, “A Tale [or was it Tail?] of Two Cities”, "Old Possums Katzenbuch", Richard Osman’s second murder mystery, and a rather long discussion about science fiction, fantasy with multiple series, books and authors mentioned.
- The ABBA reunion linked by Norbert Juffa was far less interesting to the snails than Mrs mbshu’s comment that Udo Lindenberg is ugly
- The Wik family won’t move to California after all (this probably should be a Niedriglicht?)
- Travel has commenced again, be it in the shape of family reunions (and the paperwork and quarantines involved these days; virus is our resident expert on this) or Jesse_Pinkman’s and Reisergeyer’s glorious return to Mallorca.
- Gardening and snails don’t always go together, as Jabonah reports. Nevertheless, it seems a popular activity for participants in the previous shell, including related topics such as chopping down trees, or collecting blackberries along the bicycle paths around Karlsruhe
And last but not least, by popular request, I copy RenaRD’s lovely poem for everysnail to enjoy again:
Once a Grizzly came to town
asking for the old Kings crown.
The King said, “There’s no crown to give
‘cause as long as you may live
you won’t be able to sign the laws:
You’ve got no fingers, you’ve got paws.”
“Don’t need no laws, the law am I”
The bear bawled, “Come near and die.
”“I understand that you are brave”
replied the King, “but you’re a slave.
It’s not sufficient to be strong,
You need a brain to get along.”
The bear said “Look, my golden ring”.
“Yes, I’m impressed” replied the King,
“but the nose is not where it should be.
You can only be mighty when you’re free.”
He knocked at a bar and turned around
to follow his kids to the kermis ground.