Beardy Carrot

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


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Reblogged from memory-mons
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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.

Hundreds of tadpoles!

I chopped, boiled, compressed, and froze some lettuce into Tadpole Chow, which is the green stuff you see. At a day old, most of them don’t seem very interested in it, content to hang out on the sides of the bowl.

More frog eggs and more frog eggs? CHESU’S FROGGIEST ADVENTURE

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I found another… clutch? …of frog eggs.

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When they hatched, they were moved (via gravy ladle) into a bucket of clean, hopefully adequately-oxygenated water. It’s crazy how fast these eggs hatch.

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Sir? SIR? This is the kiddie pool.

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While taking out the garbage, I found that a spiny orb-weaver had built a web across the doorway. There isn’t really a sense of scale in the picture, but she’s about half the size of a penny. For reference, that other orb-weaver is a bit larger than a matchbox car. Or, well. A box of matches, I guess.

I’d normally be happy to leave a spider where I found it, especially if it’s a bug entry point like a door… but this web completely spanned the door, at a height that made it impossible to go through the door without destroying the web. I decided to release her by a garbage can, with plenty or space to build a new web (and hopefully plenty of prey).

Granny smith apple juice! It came out as a very clear juice, with green foam on top. It eventually settled into a light green color.

When last we saw Ms. Golden Orb-Weaver, she was sporting a slim reddish-brown abdomen with white markings, and courting three males at once (scandalous!). Now, she’s on her own, with a distinctive red-and-yellow look… and am I seeing a baby bump??

…’Cause if so, I’m moving her sorry butt to a tree a mile away. One or four spiders waiting for me at the back door is fine, but eighty would be pushing it.

Well hello there, little red Mynci! Or, as the woman at the flea market called it, “a monkey… a super monkey bananas”, adding helpfully that, “he’s an action man. he has one of those… he talks and flashes”.
I got the Mynci and two Mario toys, fifty cents each! (I also got incense and fruit and vegetables but that’s not as interesting a story)

Well hello there, little red Mynci! Or, as the woman at the flea market called it, “a monkey… a super monkey bananas”, adding helpfully that, “he’s an action man. he has one of those… he talks and flashes”.

I got the Mynci and two Mario toys, fifty cents each! (I also got incense and fruit and vegetables but that’s not as interesting a story)

Who wants a Smash Bros. demo code?

As a very clever marketing scheme, Nintendo is giving out Smash Bros. 3DS demo codes to certain people. The requirements to get them it to be a Club Nintendo member, have registered a 3DS or piece of 3DS software in the past, have achieved Platinum status last year, and have opted in for Club Nintendo promotional emails.

This special demo is available right now if you have a code for it, a full week before the public demo is released, and doesn’t have the thirty use limit of other eShop demos. The “clever marketing scheme” lies in the fact that recipients don’t get one demo code… They get four! I’ve already used one and have given another to a friend who is a huge Smash Bros. fanatic, which means I have two to give out.

I’m reserving one for Jesse Oldershaw on the off chance that he wants it, but if anyone else wants a demo code, speak up!