Thursday, June 11, 2009

Do You See What I See? Miscalculation















What have we here? This looks like a serious miscalculation.

Do you ever make mistakes?

Discuss your own miscalculations, or those of this unfortunate person. What are the consequences when things go wrong?

55 comments:

Kalila said...

I see a very foolish human.

I never make mistakes.

Ricky said...

I've been skiing a few times. I'm not very good at it. I didn't do anything like in the picture, but I had a narrow escape with a tree and decided maybe skiing wasn't my sport.

By the way, that author person put a story on our website again: By the Lake

Nevin said...

I read that story! Is it true?

Ricky said...

Yes.

Kalila said...

No.

Ricky said...

I see we remember the incident differently, Kalila.

Kalila said...

Go back to answering the question for today, Ricky. Miscalculations, remember?

Christine H said...
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Anonymous said...

oh! he's sking into a window!

I get it now.

Nevin said...

Skiing into a window would be very clever, wouldn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hi

I've never been skiing.

That picture is funny. He's hanging there.

Anonymous said...

Hi

That was me Shadow.

Shadow

Maxwell said...

This is very interesting.

I like to set this up as an experiment.

Put people on skis and send them into a window.

Then they be sorry!

Ha!

Candy said...

I remember someone once drove around with a rubber arm hanging out his car door. The police stopped him for causing traffic problems. I would guess university kids live here and, anyway. It's going to look gross when it deflates. I wonder what it looks like from inside the room? Maybe it has the face of our Prime Minister!
I've never skiid The other winter we did get a lot of snow. It was fun because school was closed.
Here in California my great aunt says they used to ski in the mountains. I didn't think there'd be any snow and mountains here. I've always thought all Californians were rich and tanned.

Nezbit said...

Luke was my mistake. I admit it. I'm only demonic, after all. And seriously, what incubus could have turned up their nose at two young girls, just begging to be taken. Summoning me in a dark park at midnight wasn't exactly wise. So yes, Luke is, technically, my mistake, but who could blame me? And how was I to know she'd have a child by it? That must have been her own doing.

~Nezbit, On Common Ground

Luke Hyde said...

My mistake was not killing you when I had the chance!

Luke, On Common Ground

Anonymous said...

Awesome picture!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nesbit,

Are you an inncubus? So is Bo.

The girls like him.

Hi Candy.

Shadow

Katherine Cheshireson said...

That looks rather painful.

As for my biggest mistake? I honestly can't think of one. I guess telling my sister about Rosemond, but if I hadn't done that I wouldn't have lost my home, and I might never have found all my friends.

Of course I've made a lot of mistakes, my most recent one almost getting Hatter and I caught by the enforcers, but I tend not to regret them. Cause if they didn't happen I wouldn't be who I am now? Right?

Mitsu said...

How can someone not see a window when skiing? Baka.

Honestly? My biggest mistake was running away when I had the chance. If I hadn't run, I wouldn't have gotten hit. I wouldn't have died. Sure I would have been stuck in an awful marriage, but at least I'd still be alive, and would never have to see my spouse.

Vic said...

There are worse things than being dead, Mitsu. I've been a vampire for a couple of centuries now and don't miss being among the so-called "living" at all.

I don't ski, obviously, but I've been known to miscalcuate when I go for a meal, especially if I haven't fed in awhile and am particularly hungry. One time I fed off someone with drugs and alcohol in his system, right before a show. That was a disaster. I'm more careful now.

Marenya said...

My biggest mistake was leaving Faldur and the rest of the group, and allowing myself to be captured in Pelwyn's stead.

I thought I was being brave. I realize now it was foolish.

I still think I was brave, however. Just brave and foolish.

Faldur said...

You were very brave, Marenya. I just wish I could have stopped you.

I know you did it partly for my sake, and I'll never forgive myself.

I wasn't wounded that badly. You stitched me up well. You should have more faith in your own nursing.

Faldur said...

I've made plenty of mistakes. Fortunately none that cost anyone's life. But I'd never admit my biggest one.

It was letting myself get too close to Marenya. I... er... acted impulsively. I'm afraid our friendship is ruined forever, and that is a great loss to me.

Nezbit said...

Shadow,

Yes, I am an incubus. The girls, well, they usually get very willing very fast.

Nezbit, On Common Ground

Mitsu said...

Vic-san, you're a vampire? How interesting. Do you not miss being human though? I guess I regret dying the most because I died just a few days ago. Once I get used to being dead, I'm sure I'll feel better about it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nezbit

How do I become an incubus?

Shadow

Nezbit said...

Shadow,

That's like an Englishman asking how to become Asian. There are ways to transfer powers, but they are very complicated and rare. Actually becoming an incubus isn't possible for you.

I would suggest finding a girlfriend with a mirror over her bed. She can watch herself be enjoyed by a seeming phantom that way.

~Nezbit, On Common Ground

Gabby said...

That skier looks pretty dumb to me. I've never been in snow, I come from Jamaica, origionally, a little place called Brown's Town. My biggest mistake was letting my parents bring me to New York. I should have stayed with my grandmother. 'Course I was only five at the time and couldn't do much about it. You have to be tough to survive in the streets. I got real good at it.

shy said...

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

~ Scott Adams

DESTINY said...

I don't make mistakes.

I understand humans do, however.

I feel for them. It must be difficult to be mortal and imperfect.

Clovis said...

My own mistakes? Well, my boss one time left the stove on while he left the kitchen to go use the bathroom. I was visiting over since he's my best friend. Don't ask why. We are childhood friends. Nothing more. So, I noticed that the pot was still there, so I ignored it. I went to the living room, read a book, and took a nap.

Sometime later, the fire alarm went off and it woke me up. The smoke was everywhere and came from the kitchen. The boss wasn't there so I had to turn off the stove really quick and go find that damn fire extinguisher.

turns out that he was talking on the phone for 2 hours straight.

I learned that he could NEVER live by himself again.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, that sounds more like your boss's mistake,but I guess I can see your point. Yes, we never leave other people in charge of a stove. They can be real idiots some times. I've learned that living with my spouse's family. Honestly, if they weren't already dead they'd kill themselves!

Clovis said...

I see that you're Japanese then, Mitsu-san. My boss is also Japanese. my mistake for the day is leaving my Starbucks coffee on top of my car roof as I was driving. It took me 3 right turns to realize that it was on there before it crashed into my windshield.

Vic said...

Mitsu, it sounds like you're living with a whole family of undead. How's that working out?

I don't have a spouse and I don't care to hang around my family. They disapprove of me because I'm in a rock band.

Ricky said...

You never told me that, Vic.

Vic said...

I don't tell you everything, human!

Ricky said...

It's just that my family disapproves of me managing rock bands. You and I something in common.

Vic said...

So are we supposed to sing Kumbaya now or something? Don't get cocky, Ricky. You're annoying enough already.

Mitsu said...

Hai! Clovis-san, I am Japanese! It's so nice to meet someone else that knows something about the coulture and such! You should get your boss to come join us too. What's his name? Sorry if I seem a bit hyper, I was just given sugar.

Were you able to see even with the coffee all over your windshield? I would normally make the assumption that yes you could see, cause your posting, so obviously you're still alive, but that's not a requirement, since I'm dead, and I'm still posting.

Clovis said...

My boss's name is Arashi and is currently staying over at his brothers. I don't know it's a good thing though. Because his older brother is a recluse and the younger has a god-complex.

Yes, I used my wipers to wipe the cup away. Then hit my head against the wheel, honking the car driving by. At least I won't meet that driver again...thankfully.

even in the world of the dead, technology still reaches them. Amazing.

Mitsu said...

Vic-san, it's quite interesting living with my spouse's dead relatives. They have a different culture then I'm used to, because they are all Chinese while I am Japanese. It came as a bit of a nasty shock to them when they found that out, but I'm slowly getting used to it.

Candy said...

Hey Vic, don't be mean to Rick. He's a really nice bloke, anything but cocky, He's been very kind to me. You're new here so don't jump to conclusions about these people, they're my mates, so watch it.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, your boss sounds interesting. But you are right. It's probably not a good idea for him to be with such strange brothers. They might rub off on him. How would that be? A recluse with a god-complex. Good thing you lived! And yes, we have amazing technology here.

Clovis said...

His cousins are much more worst. Both hotheads. The younger one is married to this guy who lets her walk all over him because she's that forceful. The other...he just use brute strength to get his point across.

How I managed to be relatively normal in some terms is the question.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, perhaps it's because they are all in his family and not in yours? Unless of course you are somehow related to your boss. Or perhaps you're the weird one for being so "normal."

Clovis said...

well, his cousin keeps telling me that he likes me and there is a chance that I might enter their crazy family. I didn't see any hints or clues though. But she calls me dense as well. Sigh. Mayb I should prepare myself for the future. We are going to go skydiving later this week and Arashi is terribly excited for this trip.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, even though I'm married, I'm not the best to give romantic advice. I didn't exactly have a choice in the matter. Have fun sky diving! Just don't die while you are out there. I promise you, death is not fun here. We do absolutely nothing.

Clovis said...

except for chatting on blogs right?

seriously, maybe I would marry him. Because I don't know anyone else and he's a dependable guy sometimes. Sometimes. If I see myself with his brothers, I may want to move to Alaska. Out of sight.

I hope the skydiving won't make him tired for work on Monday.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, normally I do not get a chance to get online. I spend most of the time fighting with my spouse. We have quite an interesting relationship.

You don't have to get married, though. Feel free to be an independent woman. The only reason you should marry him is if you love him. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. He hasn't asked you yet.

If he is too tired to work, then just find a way to wake him up. I find a cold bucket of water is a good way to wake up annoying men.

Clovis said...

Well, it's not like that I don't like him. It's just I don't dislike as much as I do of other people. Arashi always did take care of me. I'm glad that he is my boss.

Anyways, I should go now. I have to pack for our trip...somehow...I have a bad feeling about this.

Mitsu said...

Clovis-san, if I get to meet you here in the spirit world after this trip I will find a way to kill you again. Don't do anything rash. I want to see you on this blog again. It has been fun chatting with you.

Cierra said...

Sigh...my biggest mistake. Not cutting up that stupid Christ when I had the chance. He really is annoying. They don't call me Dexter for nothing, but it just that I have to buy the drugs off of him. For his own good. Even an idiot needs money. But the next time that he tries to take my dress off, I'm going to bash his head in.

Marenya said...

Can we take a poll here?
How many dead people are on this blog anyway?
How many undead?
How many immortal?
How many mortals?

I'm mortal.

Goran Njiric said...

Many. Bad ones. I try not to make them now that I'm working watch on the ship. Since I'm old, they gave me light work, as they can't remove me from the ship, and they can't really train me for much.

Still. If I miscalculate, people die. I'd rather not see that happen.