Ookla the Intrepid

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  1. I got to see some of my favorite ducks yesterday! They are called Hooded Mergansers, but I like to call them "hoodies" for short. 2 photos under the spoiler:
  2. Recently finished the 7th and final-so-far book in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. GoodReads says there is another book planned, but apparently nobody has any clue when it'll be out. :[
  3. I think you would probably have better luck getting an answer from the creators of the album, @TheBlackPiper. They may not respond here on the forums, but you can also contact them on Twitter where their handle is @EpicBookMusic.
  4. Finally finished reading Skyward. So good!! I am very excited for the sequel. Next on my list is One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde.
  5. Found some cute birbs yesterday Quail (4 photos): Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2 photos):
  6. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid.
  7. Aww, thank you!
  8. I have some new nature photos! Birds (5 photos): Beach/lake and mountain scenery (4 photos):
  9. Moar quote memes!
  10. A few more photos from my Thursday birding trip: ravens!! 5 photos under the spoiler:
  11. Another quote meme
  12. A while back Brandon recommended a book called A Thousand Faces by Janci Patterson, one of his writing students. I read it. Wasn't very impressed. The funny thing about this is that I also read one of Janci Patterson's other books, Chasing the Skip, and enjoyed it a lot, and it's not even fantasy. *shrug*
  13. @TwiLyghtSansSparkles It's not just you, but Great Horned Owls pretty much ALWAYS look judgey. And congrats on getting out of your writing slump!!
  14. I took an all-day birding trip on Thursday and saw some great birds, including one I'd never seen before! And you know what that means... Nature photo spam! Birds of prey (5 photos): Other birds (5 photos): Dragonfly (2 photos):
  15. Holy crem, @Singer, your "Favorite Things" is AMAZING.
  16. It's just a quote in image form, but I figure it qualifies for this thread... PS: Yes, I made this myself.
  17. This thread needs more attention! 2 images spoilered just because they're BIG:
  18. Today I saw a new bird that I had never seen before! It's called a Bewick's Wren and it is very smol and cute. 2 photos under the spoiler:
  19. What a great release party! I was very pleased to meet for the first time in person @Firerust, @Shqueeves, @Stormlightning, @ElephantEarwax, @OrangeJedi, @JoyBlu, @The Forgetful Archivist, and possibly others that I've forgotten. (Apologies if I met you for the first time last night but forgot to mention you here!) I got some photos of JoyBlu in her lovely Aviar costume, with OrangeJedi in his mistcloak. And here's me with Brandon
  20. As Wyndlerunner said, the stuff on Roshar is called knobweed, not milkweed. Edited to add: Milkweed sap is actually pretty toxic, and putting it on/in a wound would be a Very Bad Idea (TM).
  21. I'll be in the wristband line tomorrow morning, hopefully around 8:30, and I plan to meet up with R'Shara and whoever else at 6:30 in the fantasy section of the store. Also, is there anyone who can't make it to the signing who would like me to ask Brandon a question for them? I don't have one specifically in mind for myself.
  22. Walking on water could probably be accomplished with careful application of Lashings, I think.
  23. @Briar King I think the forum must have glitched while you were making your last post, because it posted three times... In other news, after having Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett on my TBR list for a few years, I've FINALLY gotten around to actually starting it. (prompted by the announcement that it's being adapted for TV)
  24. I think a safer idea would be to use the costume to be one of those head-banging monks from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You'll probably get more laughs, and people being offended over it would be much less likely.