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TAY: Open Forum - "99 Lives" Edition

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Ya’ll almost lost me.

Stone Dead. Deceased. Passed on. No More. Ceased to Be. Expired. Met my Maker. Stiff. Bereft of Life. Pushing up Daisies!


It happened three nights ago when my window fan betrayed me yet again. This time, there was no skunk wafting its stank into the room, furthered along by the breezy operations of my fan.


No, I awoke suddenly a bit after 2 a.m. because I heard an awful racket. I realized there was something wrong with my fan. A part had come loose maybe? I stayed awake watching it. Shut it off for a bit. Put it back on, then went back to sleep—hoping no fires would grace me from a burnt out motor.

The next morning, I realized what happened. I figured it out in my sleepy state before but was too sleepy to think about how dangerous it actually was.


Three of the blades shattered and were spewing shards all over the place. Luckily, I was cool enough that I wasn’t sleeping with my face towards it or near it. Which was a real possibility since August has decided to spill its dullard, hot self into September and we’re currently experiencing a heat wave.

And so, I avoided a terrible fate. Or at least, it was all fun and games and I didn’t lose an eye.


Rest in Peace, Fan. You served me well all these years.

Except for those times when you didn’t. Like that one time you tried to kill me. Three nights ago.


For Today’s Suggested Topic(s):

  • I’ve been playing Chrono Cross again, and *SPOILERS* man that Kid just won’t quit. Poisoned. Stabbed. She has no intention of going anywhere or ceasing to be. Good for her! *END SPOILERS* Are there any characters in your video games, other media who you wish would cease to be?
  • Maybe you know a character who had a brush with death and survived but really should not have?
  • Game series that should end. Alternately, it should end but you don’t really want it to.
  • Best (or worst) Cat/Cat Character in a Video Game.

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