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Tasks / Something Fishy

Go fishing for something that is not fish.

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Level 1
In the zone of: Biome
Created by Spidere

Terms: sotpg

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posted by Loki on June 27th, 2008 12:05 AM

Want to do. Will do.

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posted by teucer on August 6th, 2008 9:08 AM


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posted by Bryce on August 6th, 2008 9:44 AM

I wonder what fishing for souls would be like. Or potatoes. Or perhaps tiny plastic pirates.

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posted by teucer on August 6th, 2008 10:19 AM

I wonder what fishing for souls would be like.

Fun, of course.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on August 6th, 2008 4:25 PM

I wonder what phishing for souls would be like.

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posted by Burn Unit on August 13th, 2008 1:18 AM

Phun, of course.

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posted by GYØ Ben on August 13th, 2008 7:42 AM


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posted by Amoeba Man on October 3rd, 2008 2:22 PM






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posted by Absurdum on August 13th, 2008 5:16 AM

Don't know about fishing for them, but getting them signed over to you in a pub is a buyer's market. Netted 20 one night at $5 a pop (and won a $200 bet doing so - score, $100 and all the souls I'll even need...).

God I hope this one makes it, I could go fishing for bees like when I was a kid...

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posted by Lank on August 13th, 2008 9:03 AM

You need not wait for approval to act like a kid.

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posted by teucer on August 13th, 2008 9:10 AM

Was this inspired by the task?

If so, write it up in a little more detail and wait for the level zero invite.

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posted by Absurdum on August 14th, 2008 3:35 PM

The soul buying? Nah, that was a number of years ago and inspired by doing 3 papers of philosophy of religion concurrently. It's always funny that even strong atheists are uncomfortable with the idea of selling their souls.... Funnily enough it tended to be the strongly religious who would sign theirs over (because they know that souls just don't work that way). My friend bet me $200 I couldn't get 20 strangers to sign theirs over to me in one night - turns out I could. I still have them in a box somewhere 10 years later - just in case I ever need them ;->

And as for not needing approval to act like a kid (Lank's comment) - you're right, but I DO need to wait for summer. Foot of snow last night, and no bees to be seen here for another month and a half or so...

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posted by Inspector Hound on October 10th, 2008 2:38 PM

Depending upon how long ago it was, your friend might have been inspired by a Vertigo comic, Proposition Player by Bill Willingham.

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posted by Levitating Potato on September 22nd, 2008 8:49 AM

I went fishing for Juniors once in high school. I got several bites, but never managed to land one. Once the line broke (it was only 50 lb test, after all), the others let go.

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posted by Absurdum on September 24th, 2008 7:06 AM

We used to fish for students in the class next door from our Japanese class. There was a hole where the door handle of the connecting door should have been... We used hooks made from staples, on thread, and little paper notes tied as lures... If you set the hook and kept up the tension it's AMAZINGLY difficult for them to free themselves...

Ahhh school days.

We used to "fish" for seagulls in university using tossed chips as lures and approaching cars as the "hooks", but in 3 years we only ever caught 2...

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posted by saille is planting praxis on October 3rd, 2008 8:05 PM

The one lesson from my childhood seagull fishing days that sticks with me is that the only thing I couldn't get seagulls to eat was funyuns. I have refused to eat them ever since.

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posted by The Found Walrus on October 6th, 2008 10:25 AM

It is very hard to fix seagulls afterwards! (The car, not the funyuns).

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posted by teucer on October 2nd, 2008 1:36 PM

Task X

(That's right, this one's cool enough for roman numerals.)

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posted by Flea on October 3rd, 2008 9:51 AM

Serious business.

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posted by Sundroplets on November 15th, 2008 3:37 PM

I tried to send my audition..... was it received? Did I make it?! :)

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:41 PM

could be good for Africa.

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posted by Loøke Jr. on August 25th, 2010 2:55 PM

I used to have this pet rat who loved broccoli, so she would hang out behind he cage and I would tie a piece of broccoli to a string. I let the string down the back of the cage and she'd bite onto the broccoli and I'd pull her up. Wish I had a picture though.


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Something Fishy by Loki, Spidere July 1st, 2009 5:59 PM

Last August, Spidere came to San Francisco. Armed with a fishing pole and an assortment of bait, Spidere, Loki, and several non-players went fishing for squirrels in Golden Gate Park.

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Rin: Fishing for something that isn't fish is a surefire way to get strange looks, so why stop at that when you can engage nonplayers? Today Jesse Roberts and I went our fishing for compliments. Our method of getting compliments was simple, carry ar...

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zer0gee vs. saille in a squirrel fishing derby! After reading saille's take on The Taking Tree, zer0gee thought it would be amusing to challenge her to a squirrel fishing derby. She accepted! Yay! The rules were simple - we "fish" for squirrel...

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We fished... for fatties! Fatties of all shapes, sizes, ages, flocked to us for our most scrumptious bait: donuts. Initially we planned to go to Power to the Peaceful that day, but we ended up tasking downtown instead... We first went to the dollar s...

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We've been fishing for talent over here, and it seems we've got a few people who think they have it! I'll let y'all decide whether or not they do for yourselves though! We'll be starting with Ben, singing My Hero by Foo Fighters! Next up, we have ...

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Something Fishy by Abe the Lion Tamer August 15th, 2009 11:04 PM

Decided to go fishing for trolls, on Omegle, the website where you talk to strangers ( From my past experience, I know this to be a dark and dangerous corner of the internet, where most of the population is either trolling for cybersex or...

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Something Fishy by The Beekeeper October 25th, 2008 1:16 PM

As a resident of the tenderloin district in San Francisco, cockroaches have long been acknowledged as household critters. This is not an indication that I live in squalor, mind you, so much as it is an indication of an ongoing infestation which as f...

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Something Fishy by J November 28th, 2008 1:02 PM

I decided to go fishing for a dream. I knew I wanted to use a feather as the pole, but I have so many different feathers it was hard to pick. But then I remembered the peacock feather in the back of my closet and knew it would be perfect. It's co...

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Having been impressed at everyone's squirrel fishing prowess, I was inspired to go after another common urban pest: geese. When I mentioned this plan to several friends, everyone warned me about how dangerous geese could get. I was starting to think ...

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