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Predictably Unpredictable and Eternally Curious
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Some things are never forgivable and for those things you will never be forgiven.

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This was a great OP and so well planned and executed. Would love to do this again and again and again.
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// Operation Pontytongs
// Situation Report

"Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
– Lewis Carroll

157 ENL agents collaborated on 29-JUL-2017 to execute Operation Pontytongs: a 38 layer BAF with anchors in McConnellsville, OH, Kingston, ON, and Lancaster, PA. Each layer was worth approximately 5,000,000 MU and accumulated to just under 192,000,000 total MU, roughly half of which was live at the 2200 EDT checkpoint. The play spanned roughly eight weeks from conception to execution.

This operation was one of 17 simultaneously executed fields in eastern North America and Europe that comprised Operation Tangram.

Major challenges arose in all phases of the undertaking: from design, when it became clear that we would have to cut through almost every link in the Big Blue Blob over Lake Erie and the Buffalo area, to recruitment, when an unexpected avalanche of enthusiastic players came out of the woodwork, excited to get involved in strategic gameplay, to execution when agents and operators worked in perfect synchronicity to slash multiple hundreds of blocking links and execute airtight rails in just a four minute window. The effort was only possible due to the steadfastness, enthusiasm, and commitment to the principles of Enlightened gameplay of agents from Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio, as well as an incredible 14-member operating crew from across all of North America.

Smart, dedicated people were asked to do a seemingly impossible job in a short period of time. They responded with hard work, good cheer, and selfless commitment. It is a plateau moment on a journey that started during Abaddon, caught fire during 13 Magnus, and shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. Hold on tight and don't blink. This party is just getting started.

Pontytongs: they're just like ordinary tongs, only pontier.

Fun Facts:

- Onyx Illuminator badges: 7
- Field perimeter: 1,625 km
- Surface area: 121,972 km^2
- Agents re-routed at the last minute due to flooding: 4
- Operators converted to emergency field agents in the final hour: 1
- Preferred reading material of 6 year olds along for late clearing duty: CutCo Knife Catalog
- Sexual encounters interrupted on public roadways: 1
- Best Robot Companion Name:
a 3 way tie among:
- Crunky Shazzbuster
- Roboticus Finch
- Origami Sky
- Parks legally accessed after dusk: 6
- Anchor portals unexpectedly deployed on foot after stern-but-fair law enforcement intervention: 3
- Longest one-way trip to clear a single blocker: 6 hours
- Now that's dedication for you: Agent rented a car for op so hers wouldn't be conspicuously missing from driveway
- Combined minutes spent waiting for iced tea at Denny's: 427
- Animals harmed with kitchen implements: 0
- Surprise level of WV firefighters discovering that agent had a chainsaw in the trunk: considerable
- Depth of water at portal sites in Hundred, WV: 5 feet
- First time lead operator: BAMF status confirmed
- Tears: Salty
- Pontybelt: Ferocious
- Future: Bright

Field Agents, Throwers, POCS and Advisors:

briarmoonwitch
agreiner
rekkanoryo
Celticfem
AranenZen
Jemstar
blzahniser
doozle
SKSM5966
AprilAllYear
Nay628
Mountainjunkie
Nearfetchd
johnsjungle
RoboBroPro
pamadmaxx
JordanGrabe
Abot
moonzage
Shawnshinz
wrenchflats
HellaGil
stelle1
Obi44
Zenn
Lostsnoop
MrsPeachey
SAPPER54
MrGrigson
PopeSquidly
JungModerne
Mkninja
Roycenitup
Unicornageddon
MordecaiTheFox
Nifty59
Vis64
Pastrydee
Ducemach6
i7M1Qp5dH
Brokenstraw
CrimsonCoder
TrinityPrincess
Kilanelfawicz
Moonshifter
Lonegunmen55
kittiegurl
Alaralyn
Dbandoman2361
Pacolypse81
Semiotiq
AgentVixxen
aflsupreme
janny763
SpaceTooFar
ClaudiusNero
Patin22
Pakaran
SilverFox519
Sorak
justinksw
peridotic
PineApleXPress
Elypz
xistortion
zzShewolfzz
R3dC3ll
AlmightyWarlord
blastintospace
abbyofficial
QuantumBadger
entangledbadger
MeteoHokie
QuodEratDemon
thedragonsowner
Seekat
TheDecemberist
dboythree60
moe4129014
IlIIllIlIlIIIII
Blackcloud1273
possitronn
SirVatBoom
Lakanduli
Spacecowboy7
dragin19
AeolusSlade
D00MsongSinger
parabolik
MrWafflebot
0313
Roverron
SimonTuffGuy
Tajma
NuclearCyanide
TapdanceTragedy
ClawL
ViolaRose
funwropes
Froggermom
Aneristic
CatrpilrQueen
greeneyedmonster
Bullfrog78
BARCODE
lunartick
Bakisteron
5parkee
7Payote5
Crewellye
Moonglo
ZimmieG
redspice
Asphaltc0wb0y
Deafmute76
Jumpy JHosafats
BooRadley76 & BooRadsGuardian
dpcssw
SgtDDonowitz
GrumpyCloud
VAIN
interlocking
bigbor
Aurorashia
Manarion
Baack40
RevengeOfZorg
JadePillau
Froggysong
ColeMohD
OneEyedCat
revdegen
EarthI
LazarusadRedux
Sidgress
TamaneJavor
MissChievousOne
emperorsdragon
S1lverRabbit
Drisla
WintersMidnight

Operators:

SeaFoamSoul (lead)
BettyChan (zone)
Froskur (zone)
Revetech (zone)
Gieslhoff (zone)
Teejing (zone)
BarcodeMatt (zone)
MorkFromOrk (zone)
Bangdown16 (zone)
Strandit (zone)
Intoku (Ninja Sensei)
MoistBaguette (support)
CharlieNasa (support)
Bullfrog78 (emergency stand in!)
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Create visual music for Oskar Fischinger's 117th birthday in this #GoogleDoodle 👀 🎶
This was fun

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Please give and help her
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CANCER UPDATE:

Brain surgery is scheduled for Aug 30th. It will be followed by chemo & radiation.

If it is the type of cancer they believe it is, there is a 40% survival rate for 10 years or longer.

Because of the location of the tumor they will not be able to remove the entire tumor. The worst case (with surgery) is immediate full loss of all language types (using or understanding spoken, written & ASL) and motor control over the right side of my body, with no ability to relearn. The best case (with surgery) is partial loss of all language types with the ability to gain a little back through speech therapies & rehab. There is also a risk of the tumor/cancer progressing to a more aggressive grade and causing the worst case scenario, just further down the line.

If I choose to forgo treatment the most likely scenario is that over the next 5-10 years I will slowly lose all language capabilities and motor control over right side of my body with no ability to relearn. There is the much higher likelihood of the tumor/cancer progressing to a more aggressive grade and causing the worst case scenario faster than the original 5-10 year estimate.

Either way, this kinda sucks.

WWW.GoFundMe.com/CancerMama

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In 2 months I will give birth to my beautiful baby girl and 4 short weeks after giving birth I will begin the long series of surgeries, MRI's, radiation & chemo that will allow me be to be around to raise that little girl.

I thought a long time about whether I should share this on my page. Asking for help is never an easy thing, but I've come to the end of myself and the journey ahead of me is still very long. So, I'm asking you my friends and family for support, give if you're able and everyone please share.

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Help Beethoven arrange his masterpieces in today’s #GoogleDoodle

This was unexpectedly fun... Must have sound on.

Petty little lap dog petty little boy
Blind to the truth of being another’s toy
Thinking that you matter feeling all in charge
Never really seeing that your just another card
Dealt like a hand from someone else’s deck
Guided to the end by the collar round your neck
Try as you might you are nothing to the rest
We all know who holds you to the test.
Petty little Lap Dog Petty little boy
Sad to see you lead around like a little toy

Some Karma Quotes that I have come across that I Find Seriously Great:

"People that create their own drama deserve their own Karma"
"Welcome to the Karma Cafe.  There are no menu's You be served what you deserve"
"How beautiful is it to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged"
"I'm smiling because I know that Karma will bitch-slap you eventually"
"I't called Karma.  And it's pronounced 'HA HA F**k You'"

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