Beardy Carrot

The life and times of a man who thinks he is a carrot


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At ten days old. the tadpoles ate carrots for the first time yesterday.

…I just uploaded a video of tadpoles eating pulped carrots frozen in the shape of a palm tree set to Thai music… Yeah, no, nothing weird about that.

Music: Nong Mai - ‘Carrot Song’

Bonus survey!

There’s a bonus survey currently available on Club Nintendo! According to the site, it was only sent out to a small number of users, though there wasn’t an email or anything announcing its availability.

I had assumed that it was tied directly to my having received the special Smash Bros. demo codes, but the survey asks whether you’ve played the demo, and if so, which version. Who knows, anyone could have received it.

If you want a few free coins, log in to Club Nintendo to see if the survey is available to you!

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kneehut:

smyoshi:

Emma Watson is a pretty stellar individual. Given the opportunity, she gave an amazing speech to hundreds, advocating for gender equality, as well as a movement that debunked any potential “man-hating” notion that the anti-feminists would otherwise use. And of course, the video was seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals, many of them being men and boys who are now avidly supporting HeForShe.

I am loving the overflow of support for the #HeForShe campaign, which advocates gender equality in all ways possible. And as such, I am hating the outburst of those who cry foul, who threaten the campaign, but also Emma Watson with potential slander.

Nevertheless, the HeForShe campaign continues to grow stronger, fuller, and more realized by a growing community that believes in gender equality. I like the idea of us all being treated as human beings, and not anything less than that.

kittycaterina

(Source: berdsandnerds.com, via atopfourthwall)

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seraphica:

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The other day, I offhandedly referred to “seven hundred” tadpoles, and was asked where I got the number. In all honesty, it was on the high end of my estimation of how many tadpoles there were; I thought there had to be at least five hundred. I decided to start counting the eggs in a picture I had taken, but when I hit three hundred a quarter of the way through (and with the eggs too dense to differentiate in some places), I decided to just call it 1000 to 1500.
My younger sister was a bit more ambitious with this image she just texted me, in which she counts 1461 tadpoles. That’s a lot of tadpoles.

The other day, I offhandedly referred to “seven hundred” tadpoles, and was asked where I got the number. In all honesty, it was on the high end of my estimation of how many tadpoles there were; I thought there had to be at least five hundred. I decided to start counting the eggs in a picture I had taken, but when I hit three hundred a quarter of the way through (and with the eggs too dense to differentiate in some places), I decided to just call it 1000 to 1500.

My younger sister was a bit more ambitious with this image she just texted me, in which she counts 1461 tadpoles. That’s a lot of tadpoles.

As requested, video of the tadpoles eating. Once I run out of boiled lettuce, I think I’ll switch to shredded carrot pulp from my juicer.

Music: Tom Jackson - ‘Back in Mississippi’

Moving day!

At four days old, the tadpoles were quickly outgrowing the large bowl I was keeping them in. They have a lot more room in this Rubbermaid tote box, and there’s still plenty of space for me to add more water as necessary. They’re also voraciously going after the boiled lettuce now. I don’t think I’ll need to feed them more than once every day or two, but I’ll keep an eye on their food situation just in case.

As far as I can tell, all of the eggs hatched, and there hasn’t been a single tadpole death so far. Tadpoles have no natural predators in Rubbermaid totes, so that probably means I’ll end up with a few hundred adult frogs. I’m going to need to find a good place (or, more likely, several places) to release them.

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memory-mons:

I have a special liking for tentacool because it was my first shiny (since ghastly decided to curse itself to death). 

memory-mons:

I have a special liking for tentacool because it was my first shiny (since ghastly decided to curse itself to death). 

Select shots of the ten minute proposal/marriage scene with Dorothy in Rune Factory 2. I decided to marry Dorothy because she’s the only one with a real story arc. With the other girls, you only somewhat help them, toward the ends of their quest lines, and it’s nothing very engaging.

Dorothy, however, is an incredibly shy girl. At the start of the game, she quickly excuses herself and runs off whenever you approach her, and only talks through a stuffed animal. You really have to work to get her to open up, and unlike any of the other girls, it feels like a relationship is developing with her. While Yue and Rosalind’s quest lines consist entirely of fetch quests, Dorothy’s are mainly conversations.

Incidentally, I proposed to her on her birthday. In the first Rune Factory, I married Melody, also proposing to her on her birthday as well. I don’t recall why I did that (maybe I’m some kind of virtual romantic), but this time around, I wanted to play through an entire year of the game before progressing past what is arguably an extended (at this point thirty-five hours) tutorial. The game really starts once your child is born, as time skips ahead seven years and you play through the rest of the game as your original character’s son or daughter. I looked up how long after marriage your wife gives birth, and based on that, decided that I would marry Dorothy in early winter. It just so happens that her birthday is on the second day of the season, so what was just me being mushy in the first game has officially become a tradition on the second.

I am quite possibly putting too much thought into the courtship aspect of a game about farming.

Day three

The tadpoles have doubled in size, and quite a few of them have taken to swimming. I’m going to need a bigger container! I think I’ll scrub out the Rubbermaid tote that the bowl is sitting on, and transfer them to it.