Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by Carnivorous Moogle, Aug 3, 2016.
do we have an ice hockey thread anywhere?
i don't think we do, no. it'd be in fan town if we did.
edit: hang on a sec ! yes we do! and you even posted in it back in may. it is 'knife shoes and the all important oreo'. which explains why you didn't find it if you searched titles only.
holy crap you're right and also I DID post in it?? I literally
I posted this
oh my god past me, how the fuck
thank you for the hockey thread time to go Lose My Shit about the habs again
Do we have a fan town thread for Grand Theft Auto?
Collecting / coin / trinket / knickknack finds?
Do we have a "the song that's stuck in your head" thread?
This post brought to you by "ASGORE" deciding to loop indefinitely in my brain since I woke up.
I think so but I can´t remember the title
This one? https://kintsugi.seebs.net/threads/earworms.7080/
I need to yell about the new star wars, is there a thread for that?
Maybe this one?
Is there a general gaiman thread? I don't go there but I found a neat thing at the game store earlier I think peeps might like
You have now created a character called General Gaiman...
Anyways it was an American Gods coloring book
Spoiler: Big pic
wildlife wrangling?? because I need to know how to keep the damn squirrels off the damn bird feeder
it's not even our bird feeder
we're housesitting and it got frozen into the snow too damn close to the trees
and now, squirrels
Squirrels think they are living in a heist movie and pretty much the only surefire way to get them to cut it out is to not have any birdseed they like.
continuing the saga:
all the black squirrels in the yard have proven themselves to be Completely Stupid. attempts have been made to jump to the feeder several times, only for them to overshoot and end up literally on top of it with no way to climb to the Food Level, followed by attempts at climbing up the pole, foiled by the anti-squirrel design of the feeder
the True Bastard, AKA a massive fucking grey squirrel that I may have mistaken for a chinchilla at least once, is much more intelligent and aims for the middle of the bird feeder. he has emptied approx. 1/4 of the feeder on his goddamn own
other, more intelligent, less repugnant squirrels have descended upon the mess the True Bastard and Actual Birds have made, preferring to eat whatever seeds have fallen on the ground instead.
there used to be about three bird feeders in the yard, one on its own stand and at least two hanging from a pole. unfortunately, squirrels were jumping from the stand bird feeder to the pole bird feeder, and this caused the pole to tilt and possibly break (there's like more than a foot of snow/ice out there, so no one can be sure). the stand feeder was moved away from the main pole...which made it more susceptible to the squirrels in the spruces. now the main pole has a hanging suet cake and the stand feeder is under siege
and so begins our tale
EDIT: FUCK. THE BLACK SQUIRREL DEVELOPED EFFECTIVE BIRD SEED NABBING TACTICS.
My parents once had a bird feeder that was advertised as squirrel-proof which had the seeds in a glass tube inside a wire cage with holes too small for a squirrel to fit through. The squirrels pried the top off the tube. My dad wired the top shut. They figured out how to undo the wire. Squirrels are just like that.
I don't know about a thread but feel free to DM me, am studying wildlife bio and might be able to help
you can get seed mixes that have hot pepper in them (birds can't taste heat, so they will give zero fucks about it while squirrels will go No Thank You) and you can get baffles, though the effectiveness and the style you need will vary depending on how the feeder is set up.
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