I am rereading Dickens' A Christmas Carol. There is a line that says, 'It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar.' What does this mean? Do lobsters have bioluminescence when they start to go bad? Would they glow for some other reason? Do they glow at all? Can anyone shed any light on this?
Wow.... I dont think I was ready for what I just read. It made me uncomfortable and dirty almost after reading it, but I will say it was good. I didnt know this was part of a series (book 1) and Im thinking about reading the following novels.
One question though--- do the following books go into WHAT the Beast are? Like some background info on them?
Is this still the plan? There are rumors going around that it's now going to end up as a condo or apartment building. Apparently the owners of the root cellar have done this before, bought a grocery store with the intentions to make a refurbished grocery store, then resold to a property development company.
I would just like to see Paradox add this as an possible outcome for a feast or kings-moot.
It would be hilarious and also in true form with CK3 the RNG could lead to the worst potential outcomes.
Imagine all your lords/heirs/potential murderers/rivals/unhappy vassals all swimming over each other and drowning each other to stay afloat.
Could also be a potential way to assassinate people. I.E. Invite all the people you hate and destabilize the floor could call it the "Brown Wedding"
I (probably like many here) received the email below.
I for one disagree with the content, and while I could see them losing some business, and perhaps some poorly managed stores will struggle -- what they're forecasting simply isn't the case.
There are easy examples to point at, like California, where liquor can be sold in most stores while they maintain a thriving independent and boutique assortment of liquor stores.
While I disagree, I thought I'd share, and see what folks think?
In general, I'm tired of the amount of lobbying by those with control of liquor (whether local businesses, Total Wine, or grocery stores). If it can be done without public harm and lack of health-driven regulation, why do we limit who can profit from the sale of alcohol?
Trader Joe's is an example of a large chain store that does great things with wine and whisky.
>That said, we need your help to assure that we can continue to be here to serve you in the future. And it's not just us, but every other locally-owned, independent retailer of beverage alcohol in Maryland is threatened as well. They may be our competitors, but they are also our peers, and they serve their communities just as scrupulously as we serve ours.
>The threat is coming from large, multi-national chain-stores like: Dollar General, WaWa, Walmart, and 7-Eleven. They are lobbying the Maryland State Legislature to allow them not only to obtain alcohol licensing, but to bypass the community-minded licensing boards set up in each local municipality. If the law were to pass as they want it, the result would be the loss of local, independent businesses (and the jobs they provide); the stifling of competition; and the consolidation of product selection. Even for retailers that may be able to stay open, the loss of income would result in the loss of local jobs. The handful of jobs these chains may add would be more than offset by the number of jobs that would be lost.
>We know you like the beers, wines, and spirits from great, local companies like Hysteria, Black Ankle, McClintock Distilling and many others. If this legislation passes, though you may see “token” selections of local products in these chains, their main focus would be the large, high-volume, international powerhouse brands. The loss of business will almost certainly result in many of those local manufacturers being forced to shutter their doors, too.
>As much as we all would like everything to be as co
okay I’m on my third playthrough and I had no idea of it’s existence before now and I literally just found it while looking for trees to scrap