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Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 03:59
Kuron
Reminder to self dig out Badvent calendars
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 03:59
Jayenkai
This year I've just bought a Hot Chocolate calendar, and it'll be interesting to see how far through I get without a ruddy great big migraine attack.
Hopefully more than one!!

Apologies that I don't have a better calendar. I certainly didn't want the ginormous Degusta calendar taking up bungalow space!! There's more than enough boxes around here, as it is.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 06:16
Kuron
Just got them out, I had left them on top of my bookcase in my studio.

I only have two. I left a bunch in TN, including some I had bought in MD. But, bought two once I got here and never bought more as they jacked up the prices on the one I wanted. Went from $17.99 from when I bought it in TN, to $27.99 since moving here.

I am bringing gemstones and stuffed animals to the Badvent.
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 06:29
Kuron
FWIW, hot chocolate one would do me in. Nowadays, it instantly triggers IBS.

Never been a coffee guy, but back in the day I would drink hot chocolate all day long. Man, I miss those days. Can't even drink soda now or even eat chocolate due to bladder issue.
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 07:02
Kuron
With the typo on the rock one, I am not sure if they were aiming for collecting or collection. I am guessing the former. Either way, it only adds to the Badvent mystique.

Will I get actual gemstones, or will it just be fish gravel? With such $$ spent on the box art, I have to wonder.

As to the stuffed animals, well, it is kinda hard to mess those up, but we can hope and pray for the worst. Based on the numbers being randomly placed and not in order, one can only wonder what surprises are in store.
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 17:55
Kuron
Just noticed both of mine are 24 days, so no payoff for Christmas Day.
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 20:59
therevillsgames

Day One




Not even a little picture behind the chocolate!
Thu, 30 Nov 2023, 21:15
Kuron
Was the chocolate good?
Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 03:42
Jayenkai
Of course it'll be good chocolate! It's Kinder!! Mmmm.. Nom nom nom!!!

Speaking of chocolate..



Today's Chocolate
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Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 04:39
Kuron
Looks, good Jay. Sadly, chocolate is one of those things I can't eat anymore.

3:40 am here, only up to let the doggies out to do their business, in the snow.

Will take my pics once I am up properly later today.
Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 13:35
Kuron
I am going to make a post for each calendar. Easier that way since it will take some time to type all the info for the gemstone each day. Also today, showing the front of each box.

Stuffed animals...



Will it be cute?

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Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 13:44
Jayenkai
Awww, sweet!
Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 14:06
Kuron
Gemstones. I love the moon on this box. I also like how on both calendars the cover flips open and shut, so you can keep your open ones in place when you put it up.



What will it be?

(Info about the gemstone below the picture in the second reveal.)

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Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 14:35
Kuron
Ole' Kuron hasn't participated in this since 2014, at least when it comes to doing an actual calendar, and we are missing one of our previous contributors, so Ole' Kuron is trying to make up for lost time and try and add some extra content.

I have asked ChatGPT to participate, and explained the concept and pick what type of Advent Calendar he would want and then what would be in each single day. I think he did fairly good and for the ones not so good, well, it is BADVENT.

That sounds like a fun and creative tradition! If I were to participate in Badvent with an imaginary advent calendar, I might choose a theme related to programming and technology. Let's call it the "CodeCraft Calendar." Here's a whimsical list of what might be inside each day:


Day 1:


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Fri, 01 Dec 2023, 15:12
Jayenkai

Videos


Ashens and Nerdcubed : https://youtu.be/P1EC6Ue6WKU

Mr Weebl : https://youtu.be/gWXqdmDy7EY

Otakupunk : https://youtu.be/EPdM225F7bI

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 01:20
Jayenkai

Day Two


Today's Chocolate

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 04:31
therevillsgames
Yeah, chocolate is alright, I do prefer dark though.
Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 11:12
Kuron
STUFFED DAY 02:

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 11:15
Kuron
Carolyn was big on hazelnut. Hazelnut coffee, hazelnut milk, hazelnut flavored hazelnuts, etc. But she would not have liked runny hot chocolate. Usually when they tell you to just add water, it is because it already has powdered milk in it to thicken it up.

But we have a brand over here Swiss Miss that is horrible and runny. Nestles hot chocolate is so much better and smooth and creamy.
Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 11:29
Kuron
GEMSTONES 02:

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 11:34
Kuron
ChatGPT's CodeCraft Calendar Day 02:

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 13:33
Jayenkai
Kinda glad I didn't get one of those rock calendars, because I was going to go full piss-take and go "another bloody rock" every day. I get the feeling you might've been offended had I done that.
... but, yeah, cool rocks...!

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Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 15:03
Kuron
I have loved gemstones since a child. Very special to me, especially spending so many summers in Cherokee, North Carolina. I also make jewelry. Gemstones are wonderful and not just for the metaphysical aspect.
Sun, 03 Dec 2023, 03:07
Jayenkai

Day Three


Today's Hot Chocolate Treat
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Sun, 03 Dec 2023, 13:44
Kuron
STUFFED DAY 03:

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Sun, 03 Dec 2023, 14:00
Kuron
GEMSTONES 03:

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