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posted by Foci for Analysis (25 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
My cocaine refinery can't produce output because my storage is always full of weed.

First world problems.
posted by Foosnark at 2:19 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]


Stack Exchange has gotten a little more Reddit-ish in its willingness to create new communities. Most of the weird ones I see in the "Network Questions" sidebar seem to come from gaming.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:29 PM on August 25 [3 favorites]


I need some help getting rid of a body

And MetaFilter has the answer!

Also, people seem to have trouble with stairs.
posted by lharmon at 2:34 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


vegans can eat jewelry, but they have to polymorph into a xorn first.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 3:00 PM on August 25 [6 favorites]


You Can't Tip a Buick: or a Gelatinous Cube

Also, the meat rings produced from stone rings hit by the Stone to Flesh spell are delicious rings of non-vegan meat.
posted by idiopath at 3:10 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


Related: The Strange Log on Twitter sampling the bizarre sounding commit messages in game development.
A handful of confetti will now appear after completing a perfect day
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Love letters received at University are no longer converted into unusable bills when returning to home world

Bombs can no longer miss when targeting yourself
posted by Space Coyote at 3:12 PM on August 25 [6 favorites]


idiopath: "You Can't Tip a Buick: or a Gelatinous Cube

Also, the meat rings produced from stone rings hit by the Stone to Flesh spell are delicious rings of non-vegan meat.
"

Or are they? If they were never alive wouldn't they be vegan?
posted by Splunge at 3:18 PM on August 25


So many of these seem to be Nethack references.
posted by JHarris at 3:27 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


This is a surprisingly good way for me to find out about random games.
posted by cortex at 3:35 PM on August 25 [3 favorites]


> Can Vegans eat Jewelry?

Taking this question out of context and with unnecessary seriousness for a moment: Most jewelry should be okay as long as it does not contain pearl, ivory, or coral. Amber is fine, but inspect it for insect parts first.
posted by ardgedee at 3:45 PM on August 25 [5 favorites]


Or are they? If they were never alive wouldn't they be vegan?

Nethack declares vegan by whether the item is made of vegetable or mineral matter, and wasn't produced by the natural processes of an animal. Wood, cloth, gems, metal, those are vegan. Meat, bone, and some other things are not. Wax candles are not -- they're vegetarian but not vegan. Same goes for cheese.

With one exception veganism is mostly a challenge; it doesn't affect the play of the game, but the game tracks it anyway so experienced players who ascend frequently may try to win while keeping it. The exception is that the Monk role is penalized each time it breaks vegetarian (but not vegan) conduct. Source for vegans. Source for monks.

Sometimes I think I'm on Metafilter specifically to answer questions like this.
posted by JHarris at 3:50 PM on August 25 [7 favorites]


Also, "If there are obvious things, why should we prove them?" turns out to be a pretty good question with some excellent answers.
posted by ardgedee at 3:51 PM on August 25 [3 favorites]


"How many robots is too many robots?" YOU'LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE BUT BY THEN IT'LL BE TOO LATE. Same with cats.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 4:54 PM on August 25 [3 favorites]


"What happens if cats drink coffee?"
They get hooked on it,and you can never set a cup down where she can get at it, ever, and that includes the counter because boy, that cat can jump. Same goes for Diet Coke.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:36 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


(That's funny, but following the link reveals that caffeine is actually quite toxic to cats. The two drops mentioned in the question are unlikely to do serious harm, but beyond that it's not a good idea at all to give cats coffee.)

(Yeah, I'm a killjoy, but I'm a killjoy who likes cats.)
posted by JHarris at 6:02 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


Wasn't there a mefi nethack server at some point?
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 7:30 PM on August 25


My cocaine refinery can't produce output because my storage is always full of weed.

Sounds like a hot Juicy J track

♫ My cocaine refinery just made some coke, finally
Was tied up fo' a minute since my weed game's been on fire G
Storage packed with kush instead of coke for me to push
Cause I cain't get enough light green growin' err'where like a bush ♫
posted by aydeejones at 7:41 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]


I love this.
posted by Xany at 12:39 AM on August 26


You Can't Tip a Buick: or a Gelatinous Cube

It is customary to tip a gelatinous cube 15%, or more for exceptional service.
posted by Foosnark at 6:07 AM on August 26 [2 favorites]


The two drops mentioned in the question are unlikely to do serious harm, but beyond that it's not a good idea at all to give cats coffee.

I never gave her coffee; she was just really, really good at stealing it. I assure you, every effort was taken to keep her out of it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:17 AM on August 26


foosnark: um, excuse me? Only assholes tip gelatinous cubes 15% these days — 20% is the norm now.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 6:51 AM on August 26


I tried tipping a gelatinous cube, but nobody knew the difference, I don't think the cube even knows which way is up.
posted by idiopath at 6:54 AM on August 26 [2 favorites]


They get hooked on it,and you can never set a cup down where she can get at it, ever, and that includes the counter because boy, that cat can jump. Same goes for Diet Coke.

Must say, I've never had a Diet Coke jump up on the kitchen counter.
 
posted by Herodios at 7:47 AM on August 26


Now I'm thinking about all those people, who undoubtedly exist, who thought it'd be fun to make a YouTube video with their cats hopped up on caffeine whizzing around the house, not knowing it'll end in tragedy....
posted by JHarris at 1:24 PM on August 26


No, you may not move someone else's dolphin. That is forbidden.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:20 AM on August 30 [1 favorite]


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