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Pictionary XXXI - Summer Days, Drifting Away! - REPLACEMENTS NEEDED, PLEASE SIGN UP

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Everybody, welcome to the 31st edition of telephone pictionary!

A special thank you for all the previous hosts of this game, especially the lovely TC, who hosted the last, wacky language edition.

The registry of all the results from the previous games can be found here. Obligatory viewing if you are feeling blue! :)

For the inexperienced players: this is a very friendly, fun game, and we promise we do not bite. Here are the standard rules:

Game flow

 

 

Everyone signed up should start by PMing me with a sentence.
Please title your PM's as '*board name* - Pictionary' or something similar to help me keep track of everything. If you already have a PM chain with me, you can use that regardless of the title.

When the game starts, each of the original sentences will be sent out to a different player. This player will have approximately 72 hours (3 days) to draw the sentence and send me a PM with a link to the picture.
At the end of those 72 hours, the sentence will be sent to a third person, who hasn't seen anything from that chain before. This person will have approximately 48 hours to send in a sentence summarizing the picture.

If you cannot meet a deadline, please notify me as soon as you've received the sentence (or picture) - or, better yet, tell me before you receive one. I will find somebody else and send it there. I will also do this automatically if you have not completed the round by the deadline (usually 72 hours for pictures and 48 hours for sentences). Somebody who consistently fails to meet deadlines will be kicked out of the game at my discretion. Especially somebody who doesn't announce that they cannot meet a deadline beforehand.

I will update this opening post to indicate what round we are on and when deadlines are.

Picture/Sentence standards:

 

 

Any drawing program - Photoshop, Flash, MS Paint - will do. Drawing pictures by hand and scanning/taking a photo of them will also do. Basically, anything will do as long as I can see it.
Having said that, please draw everything from scratch. You can use Google Images as a reference, but don't paste other people's pictures into your own.
In images, words are completely banned! Letters and symbols are allowed/banned at my discretion. But try not to use them except when absolutely vital.
Please don't intentionally mislead anybody. Do the most accurate non-legalistic picture that you can. The chain will find a way to mutate anyway.
Pictures shouldn't be too small, which basically means as long as I can see them and they can be viewed in their entirety on one page, you're fine.
Pictures should be the right way up (this may seem obvious but weird things have happened, most hosting sites can rotate pictures, and most image viewing software can too.)
Photographs are best saved as JPGs; otherwise, if in doubt, you should probably save as a PNG. Do not save as a BMP under any circumstances or I'll have to ask you to reformat it before sending it onward, and nobody wants that. If you're using MS paint, remember to save your pictures as .jpg NOT keep the .bmp saving.
Please be mindful of where you upload your pictures to. Tinypic deletes its pictures without warning. Imgur is probably your best bet (imgur.com).
Link to the photo. Not the Gallery.
When you upload, don't save it under a name that will hint at its origins. This is something else that you'll need to reformat over.
Okay, on to sentences. Keep it to one sentence and don't be too legalistic about what you are summarizing.
When you describe a picture, the general idea is more important than the specifics.
 

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Please don't talk to other players about the sentences/pictures you got. If somebody tells you anything about a chain you haven't seen yet, please let me know.
If you haven't sent a link in within 48 hours (but not the full 72), I might send you a prod (might if I remember). Other actions may be taken if you're inactive for the full round.
Please use 1 PM conversation for this game, otherwise my PM cannot hold a new conversation for every turn and/or thoughts on the game.

I do not have a theme in mind for this game, so people may feel free to send any sentence they see fit...within reason. I'm looking at you, rocksniffer. Sentences written in Pebblese will be accepted and may be given bonus points.

If anyone is struggling to think of a sentence, I will be happy to make some themeatic suggestions for inspiration.

Players: (bolded have finished their task for the round)

BlackBear

Lany

Buckwheat

Pebbles

Stoned Heart

TC

Sniffer

Raising Bran 2 Greenseer

Rhae 

Replacements:

Knight of Ashes

CURRENT DEADLINE: 10/06/2016 10:00 BST

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Did you get my PM, I'm not sure it sent and I'm bamboozled by the messaging system.

I think your inbox is full dummy.

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46 minutes ago, The BlackBear said:

Did you get my PM, I'm not sure it sent and I'm bamboozled by the messaging system.

I think your inbox is full dummy.

Sorted now! Sorry

33 minutes ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

I come here just to PM Helena and tell her I miss her and look what I find! :D 

I'm in!

Lany! You return just in time :D I was thinking the other day I had not seen you post for a while and assumed you had been busy. Glad to have you join up!

eta; apologies for the OP being in an odd font and non-spoiler tagged for length. It was hard enough to get it into the state it is now....

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My desk got moved at work and now at least 5 managers can see everything on my computer screens, so I don't sign on from work any more.

And I haven't slept much the past 2 months as I have been very stressed over getting a full time job (not contract), so I haven't been on much at night either, just too tired.

But my stressful days are coming to a wonderful end :D

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9 minutes ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

My desk got moved at work and now at least 5 managers can see everything on my computer screens, so I don't sign on from work any more.

Bastards. But what kind of job do you have that requires 5 managers? You could always try and establish dominance by watching really hardcore niche pornography, and maintaining eye contact. It's a gamble sure, but I guarantee you won't be sitting there for long.

Also hello, we missed you.

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17 minutes ago, The BlackBear said:

Bastards. But what kind of job do you have that requires 5 managers? You could always try and establish dominance by watching really hardcore niche pornography, and maintaining eye contact. It's a gamble sure, but I guarantee you won't be sitting there for long.

Also hello, we missed you.

I work for one of the biggest banks in the US, in the Capital Markets Division as a Research and Remediation Analyst on the Due Diligence team. Only 2 (now 1) of those managers are mine. The others just walk past me as they go to their office sized cubes. (the "offices" are lined up on the sides and I sit at the corner cube)

I have been extra good lately as I am still hoping to get the Quality Assurance Analyst IV position (actually managing the Due Diligence on multi-million dollar deals).  Should have official word Monday :)

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2 minutes ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

I have been extra good lately as I am still hoping to get the Quality Assurance Analyst IV position (actually managing the Due Diligence on multi-million dollar deals).  Should have official word Monday :)

Gracious this all sounds very corporate (capitalist.) Hope you get it (you bourgeoisie imperialist pig-dog :commie:.)

Spoiler

:P

How's the family?

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5 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Way ahead of you, Yogi

I know you mean the camp bear, but I just read it as Yoshi. Who admitted is also pretty camp, but he's a dinosaur, RAWR!

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1 minute ago, The BlackBear said:

Gracious this all sounds very corporate (capitalist.) Hope you get it (you bourgeoisie imperialist pig-dog :commie:.)

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:P

How's the family?

LOL I have to laugh at my socialist ideals in such a corporate setting, but a woman must feed the family and pay the mortgage, and have enough left over for things like Books and Cons :D 

Family is fine. 4 more weeks and it is summer break, then off to High school for Alex. Can't wait :P 

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4 minutes ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

Family is fine. 4 more weeks and it is summer break, then off to High school for Alex. Can't wait :P 

What age is High School in the States?

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14 hours ago, The BlackBear said:

What age is High School in the States?

14 (most will turn 15 the first year, he's among the youngest, not having a birthday until after the school yr ends).  

Unbelievable that he will be 14 next month. He was 2 when I joined the board.

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20 hours ago, The BlackBear said:

I'm in bruh.

That sentence is funnier when you think about the Slovene meaning of "bruh". Verb "bruhati" = "to throw up." So "vomit".

Hermione's S. P. E. W. was translated as B. R. U. H. V.

19 hours ago, Lany Freelove Cassandra said:

My desk got moved at work and now at least 5 managers can see everything on my computer screens, so I don't sign on from work any more.

And I haven't slept much the past 2 months as I have been very stressed over getting a full time job (not contract), so I haven't been on much at night either, just too tired.

But my stressful days are coming to a wonderful end :D

:grouphug:

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On 5/21/2016 at 7:29 PM, Buckwheat said:

That sentence is funnier when you think about the Slovene meaning of "bruh". Verb "bruhati" = "to throw up." So "vomit".

Huh, cool. I quite like the German words: verstopfung and durchfall, they seem hilariously appropriate.

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