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

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:50 pm
by Ryan Taylor
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:06 am
by Kirk Bevins
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:24 am
by Ben Wilson
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?

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

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:18 am
by Matt Morrison
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.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:52 pm
by Joseph Krol
...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning).

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

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:58 pm
by Ben Hunter
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?

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

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:43 pm
by Joseph Krol
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.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:11 pm
by Adam Gillard
... you get a headache from consecutive gruelling games (e.g. the 3 Hypertouchundrum Attacks that Innis and I played this evening)

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

Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:27 pm
by Gavin Chipper
...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."

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

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:34 pm
by Kirk Bevins
...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:17 pm
by Ryan Taylor
Kirk Bevins wrote:...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.
That's not very nice.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:19 pm
by Matt Morrison
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."

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

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:59 pm
by Adam Gillard
... 6 days and 11 hours (approx.) constitutes an aptosabbatical.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:11 pm
by Graeme Cole
...you see "4.32MB" on your screen at work and immediately think "9 x 8 x 6".

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

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:30 pm
by Kirk Bevins
You are in a car and see the car in front has a registration of: AL 10 VLE and immediately see ALVEOLI.

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

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:32 pm
by Adam Gillard
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.

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

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:13 pm
by Matt Bayfield
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..."

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

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:13 am
by James Robinson
....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) ;)

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

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:26 pm
by Thomas Carey
In a French lesson, the word FINISSENT comes up and you immediatly yell "NIFTINESS!"

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

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:34 am
by Rhys Benjamin
Thomas Carey wrote:In a French lesson, the word FINISSENT comes up and you immediatly yell "NIFTINESS!"
Oh, don't remind me....

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:34 pm
by Graeme Cole
Image

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

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:10 am
by Thomas Carey
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.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 am
by Joseph Krol
Or feel outrage when you see a touareg.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:46 am
by Liam Tiernan
Joseph Krol wrote:Or feel outrage when you see a touareg.
Reported for racism.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:56 pm
by Jordan Leckonby
Kirk Bevins wrote:...every time you log in you see Innis Carson's name at the top.
this

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

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:06 pm
by Julie T
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. ;)

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

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:49 pm
by Julie T
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

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

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm
by Matt Morrison
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..."

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

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:25 pm
by Karen Pearson
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!

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

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:01 pm
by Grant Waters
.....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!!

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

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:52 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
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.)

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:38 am
by Adam Gillard
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.

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

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:27 am
by Jon Corby
Jennifer Steadman wrote:narcissistic obese girls wearing overly tight clothes dance to Rihanna
pixpls

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

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:04 am
by Thomas Carey
...you try and post a comment somewhere and you type in the anagrams of the captchas instead of the words themselves.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:39 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
You see the name David Walliams and you think there's a misprint.

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

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

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

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:41 pm
by Thomas Carey
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.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:56 am
by Robert Lozyniak
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.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:57 am
by Robert Lozyniak
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?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:02 am
by Robert Lozyniak
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"!

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

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:01 pm
by James S Roper
You get frustrated in Spanish and write n.a.w in your book, much to the confusing of my teachers.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:08 pm
by Andy Platt
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? ;)

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

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:16 pm
by Johnny Canuck
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? ;)
N.E.P

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

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:20 pm
by Julia Hayward
...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...

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

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:40 pm
by James S Roper
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...
RUMINATES

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

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 11:50 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
You see that R Whiteley plays for Worcestershire and you think there's been a misprint.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:06 am
by Matt Rutherford
Whilst writing a Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, you note down to mention 'the fraternal rotalines among the disciples.'

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

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:12 am
by Elliott Mellor
You begin to wonder what non-apterites actually do with all their time, as you enter the fourth day of sitting on your laptop staring at a blank screen.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:21 pm
by Ronan M Higginson
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:12 am
You begin to wonder what non-apterites actually do with all their time, as you enter the fourth day of sitting on your laptop staring at a blank screen.
:D true indeed

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

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:46 am
by Rhys Benjamin
You log in.

You play a few Omelette 9 rounders, determined to get a 90.

You get the conundrum answer of CHOOSIEST.

You moan in chat about how on earth that's actually a word (like srs how can someone be more choosy, unless they mean this).

You log out.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:51 am
by Gavin Chipper
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:46 am
You log in.

You play a few Omelette 9 rounders, determined to get a 90.

You get the conundrum answer of CHOOSIEST.

You moan in chat about how on earth that's actually a word (like srs how can someone be more choosy, unless they mean this).

You log out.
Amazing, so Rhys has found a way to upload is dreams directly to YouTube. Also, does the guy at about 1:30 survive?

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

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:39 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Don’t know, but it’s from the same episode as Countmuck.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:59 am
by Rhys Benjamin
You have an existential crisis and decide to go and play a Nice Numbers Attack to clear your head.

Edit: and then you forget to declare on one of the rounds, thus costing you a max game
Edit: twice