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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:...the first ever postcard you send is to somebody you've met once and lives in the USA.
..with the incorrect postage so it never arrives.
Ungrateful sod. The thought that counts.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:06 am

Charlie Reams wrote: ..with the incorrect postage so it never arrives.
So how do you know he was talking about you? He actually sent it to Larsen.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:24 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote: ..with the incorrect postage so it never arrives.
So how do you know he was talking about you? He actually sent it to Larsen.
Ryan's met Larsen?

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:18 am

Ben Wilson wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote: ..with the incorrect postage so it never arrives.
So how do you know he was talking about you? He actually sent it to Larsen.
Ryan's met Larsen?
If 'met' is the past tense of 'to meat', and his dreams count, then yes.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Joseph Krol » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:52 pm

...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning).
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Ben Hunter » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:58 pm

Joseph Krol wrote:...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning).
I got SHLRHLR for 7, but I was toying with SHLRHSLRH for 9?

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Post by Joseph Krol » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:43 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
Joseph Krol wrote:...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning).
I got SHLRHLR for 7, but I was toying with SHLRHSLRH for 9?
Actually the voice control on my laptop is pretty good. It was against prune so I won, albeit by thirteen points to none.
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:11 pm

... you get a headache from consecutive gruelling games (e.g. the 3 Hypertouchundrum Attacks that Innis and I played this evening)

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:27 pm

...I packed my laptop away in my bag to get it out of the way for Christmas and I thought to myself "Apterous and everyone playing it is now in my bag."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:34 pm

...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:17 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.
That's not very nice.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.
That's not very nice.
Yeah right. This basically reads as "Innis Carson is playing even more than too much apterous."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:59 pm

... 6 days and 11 hours (approx.) constitutes an aptosabbatical.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Graeme Cole » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:11 pm

...you see "4.32MB" on your screen at work and immediately think "9 x 8 x 6".

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:30 pm

You are in a car and see the car in front has a registration of: AL 10 VLE and immediately see ALVEOLI.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu May 19, 2011 6:32 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:You are in a car and see the car in front has a registration of: AL 10 VLE and immediately see ALVEOLI.
I saw something like VE10 JCN today and immediately thought CUNJEVOI.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Matt Bayfield » Thu May 19, 2011 11:13 pm

I was passing Regent's Park recently, where I saw London Zoo signposted. As the zoo is part of the Zoological Society of London, the sign read "ZSL London Zoo".

"Ooh," I thought, "that's VIZSLA in Aegilops..."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 21, 2011 9:13 am

....you're recording a game show and the first answer you want to give is a 9 letter word that you see intermittently on Apterous. (more on that nearer the time) ;)
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri May 27, 2011 6:26 pm

In a French lesson, the word FINISSENT comes up and you immediatly yell "NIFTINESS!"
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat May 28, 2011 10:34 am

Thomas Carey wrote:In a French lesson, the word FINISSENT comes up and you immediatly yell "NIFTINESS!"
Oh, don't remind me....
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:34 pm

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You're watching QI and you keep thinking "OUTRAN".

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Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:10 am

Graeme Cole wrote:Image

You're watching QI and you keep thinking "OUTRAN".
Or seeing a TOURAN car. Admittedly, that's not much of an anagram.
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Joseph Krol » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 am

Or feel outrage when you see a touareg.
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Liam Tiernan » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:46 am

Joseph Krol wrote:Or feel outrage when you see a touareg.
Reported for racism.

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Jordan Leckonby » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Julie T » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks for bumping this - most entertaining catching up! :D

My contribution:

... you deliberately miss a couple of duels a month to prove to yourself that you're not addicted. ;)
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Post by Julie T » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:49 pm

Wasn't sure whether to post this here or on "C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams", so I've put it in both!

I had a dream last night where I was playing apterous, and started a new star chart path. I'd forgotten to click on 'details' first, and found that I had no idea how to play the variant, and there was nothing in the rules section or elsewhere to guide me.
The variant was really strange (no details in the dream), but I tried to wing it, thinking I'd pick it up, and managed to fumble my way through a couple of stars.
Then, at the end of each I game, I started getting instructions about when I had to complete the next star, in a "must keep the bus going over 50mph" type way, with an undisclosed danger if I failed.

Quite scary! :o Then I woke up. :D
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Julie T wrote:Wasn't sure whether to post this here or on "C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams", so I've put it in both!
I'm fairly sure the whole dreams thread counts as "You know you're playing too much apterous when..."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:25 pm

You know you're playing too much Spanish apterous when you declare Spanish words in the first three rounds of the daily duel and wonder why they are disallowed!

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Grant Waters » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:01 pm

.....when you are making pasta for a dinner party and the recipe says to use 75g of pasta per person and you find you can do the maths so much easier than before!!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:52 pm

When you're in a club on a night out and, as your peers drink and dance to excess, all you can think is that you'd rather be playing Apterous. (And, while thinking this, then decide to write said thoughts in this thread because it's better than watching narcissistic obese girls wearing overly tight clothes dance to Rihanna.)
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:38 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:When you're in a club on a night out and, as your peers drink and dance to excess, all you can think is that you'd rather be playing Apterous. (And, while thinking this, then decide to write said thoughts in this thread because it's better than watching narcissistic obese girls wearing overly tight clothes dance to Rihanna.)
I think this means you're not playing enough apterous.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:27 am

Jennifer Steadman wrote:narcissistic obese girls wearing overly tight clothes dance to Rihanna
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Thomas Carey » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:04 am

...you try and post a comment somewhere and you type in the anagrams of the captchas instead of the words themselves.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:39 pm

You see the name David Walliams and you think there's a misprint.
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed May 01, 2013 8:43 pm

You can solve 4 anagrams in Biology in 2-3 seconds:

RODRECUP (has two solutions)
ANSWER: PRODUCER, PROCURED

BEDWOOF (two worded answer)
ANSWER: FOOD WEB

GREENY
ANSWER: ENERGY

MRSUCONE
ANSWER: CONSUMER
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Post by Thomas Carey » Wed May 01, 2013 11:41 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:You can solve 4 anagrams in Biology in 2-3 seconds:

RODRECUP (has two solutions)
ANSWER: PRODUCER, PROCURED

BEDWOOF (two worded answer)
ANSWER: FOOD WEB

GREENY
ANSWER: ENERGY

MRSUCONE
ANSWER: CONSUMER
About two weeks ago in DT we had a series of 40 'conundrums'* to do in teams of 4.

40/40, mostly instant, for me :D

*Anything subject related between 7 and 12 letters. Also had proper CD clock animation.
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Post by Robert Lozyniak » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:56 am

Heather Badcock wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:You know you're playing too much apterous when...

...you have actually missed out on sex for the sake of "one more game". On more than one occasion.

Yup - *hangs head in shame* - another true story.
Matt just asked me to like this.

Dear Matt,
I DON'T like this.
OK?
I guess I get 10 points, as I don't think I took more than 30 seconds to see a solution to this conundrum.

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Post by Robert Lozyniak » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:57 am

Thomas Carey wrote: About two weeks ago in DT we had a series of 40 'conundrums'* to do in teams of 4.

40/40, mostly instant, for me :D

*Anything subject related between 7 and 12 letters. Also had proper CD clock animation.
What is DT?

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Post by Robert Lozyniak » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:02 am

Graeme Cole wrote:...you see "4.32MB" on your screen at work and immediately think "9 x 8 x 6".
... and I thought I was playing too much because I passed a mailbox number 245 and thought "that's 49*5"!

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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by James S Roper » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:01 pm

You get frustrated in Spanish and write n.a.w in your book, much to the confusing of my teachers.

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Post by Andy Platt » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:08 pm

James S Roper wrote:You get frustrated in Spanish and write n.a.w in your book, much to the confusing of my teachers.
N.A.P surely? ;)

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:16 pm

Andy Platt wrote:
James S Roper wrote:You get frustrated in Spanish and write n.a.w in your book, much to the confusing of my teachers.
N.A.P surely? ;)
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Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

Post by Julia Hayward » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:20 pm

...when you're watching Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the kids. Two characters are arguing over whether a mysterious vial contains antiserum or vaccine, and you instinctively side with the one who says ANTISERUM because it's a 9...

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Post by James S Roper » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:40 pm

Julia Hayward wrote:...when you're watching Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the kids. Two characters are arguing over whether a mysterious vial contains antiserum or vaccine, and you instinctively side with the one who says ANTISERUM because it's a 9...
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