Comments: 126
BrokenTune 10 months ago
Just look at that lovely little lightsaber. It looks a bit lonely just now, but soon it will have another to fight with. :)
Darth Pedant 10 months ago
And when it does, I will make lightsaber noises. XD
Yey -- a Halloween Bingo card with sound effects!!
XOX 9 months ago
Awesome design.
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Thanks! I'm pretty tickled with it. :)
Aaaand ... there they are. Crossed light sabers! SSSsss ...!!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
:D
Tannat 9 months ago
Three cheers for no strategy!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Hip hip hooray! :D
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
Haha! I started off saying I would have a strategy for HB this year, but my strategy was blown to hell on day 3, I think!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
We are the League of Bingo Fly-By-The-Seat-Of-Our-Pantsers! Woooooo!!!
That second row is beginning to look seriously enticing ... three cheers for no strategy!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
When the called squares don't appeal to me at the moment, I literally close my eyes and put a finger on my card and read whatever square my finger lands on. My finger seems to lean to the left. Strategy! ;)
One that seems to be working, too ...
Tannat 9 months ago
I haven't even had to do that yet...
Obsidian Blue 9 months ago
Eh I am just reading whatever, trying to work out a strategy at this point is beyond me LOL
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
I'm such a mood reader sometimes that trying to come up with a strategy in advance seemed pointless, so I didn't even try. But winging it is fun, and fun is the whole point of it. :)
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
Looking at your card, I feel the terrible urge to yell "Don't cross the beams!"
Tannat 9 months ago
I hear the light sabre hums whenever I look at her card...
Exactly!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
@Char, Hahahaha! Don't cross the franchises! ;)

@Tanat and Themis, Me too! And I was going to type some here! But I'm still waking up and I can't figure out how to spell the noises! XD
Seems like the Force is very much with this card!

And there's even the possibility of a second almost-bingo lurking in the center row ...
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Maybe I'll focus on that center row next. Oooooo, that almost sounds like a strategy... ;)
... but one that might actually work! :)
Murder by Death 9 months ago
Go go Darth Pony! :)
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
I've read seven whole books this month! I haven't managed that in forever! Yay for bingo motivation! :D
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
Come on, Shifters!!
Shifters, Shifters ...!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Now I've got Eliza Doolittle in my head shouting, "Come on, Shifters! Move yer bloomin' arse!" XD
Need a scarf or a handbag to twirl, to go with the mental image?

(Call me a sop, but I like the update of that scene in "Pretty Woman", too.)
Obsidian Blue 9 months ago
Great!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
:D
Murder by Death 9 months ago
Woot! Bingo happiness! :)
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Wheeeee! I'm in the Bingo Club!
BrokenTune 9 months ago
Does Wooo replace Swooosh? :) Congratulations!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Haha, thanks! :D
Ooooh -- look at those five beautiful crossed light sabers! Congratulations!!

And a second one looking like it's going to follow right on the first one's heels, too!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Thank you! I've already exceeded all my bingo dreams, so anything from here on out is icing on the cake. :)
Well, it definitely looks like light sabers were the right choice for markers. The force really is strong with this card! :)
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Holy Holocrons, you may be right! I just got another bingo!
Char's Horror Corner 9 months ago
Whoohoo! Congratulations!
:: happy dance ::
XOX 9 months ago
Congrats!
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
Thanks!
Murder by Death 9 months ago
Pony on fire! (strictly metaphorically, of course)
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
:D (Almost literally after my stupidly long hair got in the toaster.)
Murder by Death 9 months ago
Oh geez... which is worse, burning hair or burning toast... it's a toss up, I think.

Long before I met MT he had long hair and got it caught in the laminator. He cut it off soon thereafter apparently (and thankfully).
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
OH NO! D: I've gotten my hair caught in zippers, drawers, doors, plastic containers, seat belts, foliage, etc. I've accidentally dragged it through food, paint, ink, and over toasters and hot stove tops, etc. So far I've managed to avoid things like egg beaters and laminators, but I feel like it's probably only a matter of time and I should really get off my butt and get a haircut like I've been meaning to for the last two or three years.

. . . . .

*picks up book instead*
Murder by Death 9 months ago
My sister and her daughters (and granddaughter - geez, she's old!) have always had long hair and I've always envied them. I can't get mine past my shoulder blades. It's better that way though as the longer it gets the more often it spends balled up in a clip and the more I resent having to wash/dry it (it frizzes, even here). But I still wish I could have it. I alternate that wish with dreaming of taking a 2 blade to the whole thing a la Anne Hathaway in Les Mis. Contrariness: I have it.
Darth Pedant 9 months ago
I like having long hair because there's so much fun stuff you can do with it, but most of the time I can't be bothered doing anything fancy. It spends a lot of time in sloppy buns and scraggly braids (I have too much hair for clips now). I wash it twice a week, because with the fibro the whole washing/drying routine is a literal pain. And at least twice a week I fantasize about going back to a pixie cut like I had 20 years ago. (Those two things might be connected.) So yeah. I totally get the whole hair contrariness thing. :)
BrokenTune 8 months ago
I think I'm more terrified of the porgs than the lightsabers. :)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
LOL XD
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Gah, you make me laugh! :D Love the porgs. My spellchecker does not. ;-)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
I'm always happy to brighten anyone's day with porgs! :D
Ani's Book Abyss 8 months ago
Oh my God! Those are both awesome and super cute!
Ani's Book Abyss 8 months ago
Sorry about the stomach bug though. Hope you feel better soon.
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks, Ani! I probably did it to myself by making poor food choices all weekend, but the porgs are helping. ;)
Murder by Death 8 months ago
You mean like eating an entire box of Oreo Ice cream cookie sandwiches in 2 days? Something I totally did not do. (Lying through my teeth.) (Did you know they sell them here now? omg... I hate oreo cookies, but the ice cream sandwiches are deadly good.)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
THEY DO?!?!? Coles or Woolies or Aldi? (Hopefully one or more of those, as they're my only options up here.) You made better bad food choices than I did -- if indeed you'd done such a thing, which you clearly did not, wink wink. I just stuffed my face with leftover pizza and Chinese takeaway all weekend and followed it up with fries and popcorn chicken from KFC when I was already feeling not so great and OMG, I HAVE SO MANY REGRETS.
Murder by Death 8 months ago
We shop at a local (Leo's), BUT...

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/699192/oreo-ice-cream-cookie-sandwich

There ya go... we can make unwise food choices together, my friend. :D
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
YAY!!! :D :D :D I should maybe walk to the store to mitigate some of the calorie damage I'm going to do. XD
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Brilliant plan! I'm thankful there isn't one within walking distance to me today, or things would get ugly. Oreo ugly.
Emerjas 8 months ago
I'm sorry you're sick, but I love those porgs! They made me smile.
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks, Emerjas! I'm already feeling a little better. Porgs help everything seem not so bad. :)
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
I'm sorry you're not feeling well, but I just wanted to say YOU'RE KILLING IT! (And your card looks super cool.) :)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks, Char! It's pretty mild as far as stomach bugs go (the person I think I caught it from had it way worse), so I'm actually pretty lucky. Or maybe the Halloween Bingo euphoria is carrying me through. LOL
Porgs for the finish line!

I do hope you're feeling better, though ...
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
A little better each day, thank you, TA. I'm going to prescribe myself more bingo reading. Must get more porgs! :)
Go porgs!!
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Go, go, go!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
I love my cheering section so much! ♥
5 books in 2 weeks? Of course you can! :)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
I usually average 5 books a month, but I believe, TA! I believe! :D
Halloween Bingo gives you wings -- it does! // Cue Red Bull commercial, only for Halloween Bingo //
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Can I get an "Amen!"?
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Amen!
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
Hehehe, damn that's a cute card!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
I love light sabers, but now I don't know why I didn't think of porgs in the first place. :)
Murder by Death 8 months ago
You are killing it! You'll be blacking out before you know it, and I'm not talking about the kind of blackout that comes from eating a whole box of Oreo ice cream sandwiches - I mean the good, bingo kind of blackout you can brag about. ;-)
BrokenTune 8 months ago
LoL.
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
LOL! Alas, I only have one ice cream sandwich left. Maybe I'll save it for my impending blackout celebration. :D
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Good luck with that. ;-) (To be clear, that's not me doubting how long it will take you to get to blackout; it's my inability to imagine anyone waiting more than 12 hours before eating the next one. I have to to go the market tomorrow. Pray for me.)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Oh no, totally. I laughed as I typed that, trying and failing to picture myself having that much self control. Good luck at the market. ;)
BrokenTune 8 months ago
Bring on the bingo blackout and the rule of porgs!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Porgs! Porgs everywhere!
And pairs of porgs almost everywhere already, too! I'd say that calls for a whole new box of Oreo cookies. Inspiration and all that.
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
I miraculously still have one left in the box. Don't ask me how. O.o
That is "8th world wonder" class miraculous.
BrokenTune 8 months ago
Come on Darth Pony, RELEASE THE PORG!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE PORGS OF WAR!!!!!! XD
BrokenTune 8 months ago
LoL. Bring it! ;D
... and we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ...
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their (wo)manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Porgs Havoc day!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
OMG, I am dead. XD XD XD
Don't die just yet -- you still have a porgedy blackout to collect! :)
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
It's okay, this is Halloween Bingo. My ghost can collect. ;)
But ghost sightings are only supposed to happen on October 31 -- not before!
Tannat 8 months ago
Time zones, Themis ;)
Time zones granted on Oct. 31 ... prior to that (Oz o'clock) still no ghosts need apply.
Tannat 8 months ago
I know, I know. But surely Australia *feels* like they're days ahead...
Murder by Death 8 months ago
or decades behind...

(did I say that out loud? ;) )
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
*snerk!*
BrokenTune 8 months ago
Yay, the last square has now been conquered by a porg!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
(Technically it got porged when Country House Mystery was called, but I forgot to update my card.)
BrokenTune 8 months ago
OOOH. A secret porg infiltration!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Stealth porgs!
BrokenTune 8 months ago
Hahaha! "Stealth porgs"! That just made my day. XD
Tannat 8 months ago
I have trouble picturing porgs achieving "stealth"...
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
That's how they get you! ;) :D
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
Wow! Turns out the flying by the seat of your pants method works well for you!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
No strategy is the best strategy, I guess! ;)
BrokenTune 8 months ago
PORGS EVERYWHERE!!! Congratulations! :D
Weeee!!!! Congratulations!!!
Char's Horror Corner 8 months ago
Woot! Well done!
Tannat 8 months ago
porg out?
I laughed so hard at all the porg puns on this threads
Emerjas 8 months ago
Nice! Congratulations!
Wow. Congratulations!!
Congrats!!!
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks, everybody! I still kind of can't believe it. This is so not how I thought things would go! @.@
Lillelara 8 months ago
Congratulations :D
Jennifer's Books 8 months ago
Congrats!!
XOX 8 months ago
Congrats!!
Murder by Death 8 months ago
Ooh - I had the day from hell at work and am just seeing this now.

CONGRATULATIONS!! It's a blackout! It's the Millennium Falcon all over again (porg birdcage).
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks! I adore the Falcon full of porgs. :D

Sorry about the day from hell! :(
Darth Pedant 8 months ago
Thanks, all! I'm still amazed! :D