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The sunrise comes slowly
a warm sky spills its colors upwards and casts its light back down
competing with the light rising from the hungry flames
both softly illuminating a poster nailed to a telephone pole
that reads: "ALL LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT"

But we are not taking anything more than we need
in this city of fire, we are all made hunters
made wild from the instincts that were always inside us
driven by the fear of having lost control
and by the desperation of salvaging whatever we can

Within this chaos lies a startling level of humanity
when I see someone trapped on the roof of a burning building
who begs the police to shoot them where…

First off, let me point out that people do eat raccoon in some areas of the country. They taste like chicken (seriously) and tend to have a flavor that is influenced by what they were eating. If they were a trash panda, you never know what you'll get. If they were foraging, they'll taste a bit gamier.

Don't eat a raccoon that has rabies or is acting weird. Also, in some areas like the Rocky Mountains, raccoons may have a gut parasite that can be deadly to humans if left…

Thankee is a form of thank you, or more specifically thank ye, that is spelt to show pronunciation. In this sense it is the equivalent of the Australian g'day, showing local pronunciation of the more formal good day.

Thankee is encountered in both historical and high fantasy novels and is used to indicate rural or lower social class dialects either in England or the fantasy equivalent.

Merriam-Webster lists alternative spelling as thanky

News for Noders

December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!


Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!


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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of We All Float Down Here: The 2017 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 12: Rest in Peace, sarabandegreen.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.


Get ready for IRON NODER X: XTREME XCELLENCE, coming November 1st!



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September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

September 18 Stanislav Petrov has died.

September 19 Talk like a pirate day. Arrh!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!


Get ready for the Halloween Horrorquest, coming next month!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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