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I can’t believe I’m making a theory about an object show, but I think I may have found out how Gamey’s batteries died.

In episode 4 of Inanimate Insanity, two hosts that we know very well come onto the show. Gamey and Puffball SB. Each area of each object show seems to take place around a forest (bfdia seems more like the middle of no where lmao).

In episode 4 anyway, Window, Puffball SB, Gamey, and Mephone4 are the testers for the pizza that the teams make. At the near end of the episode Cheese dumps water on everyone, and Mephone4, after Window gets his glass broken, tells everyone to escape while they can. On one shot we can see Gamey fall from his chair. On the shot of where the traveled testers are supposed to be escaping, we only see Window and Puffball SB, and Gamey is no where in sight.

Which means the water must of burnt up the batteries and caused them to die. Mephone4 didn’t die because of phones that are similar to his, they usually have some type of water resistance level (And I know, as one time I dropped my phone that wasn’t water resistant into a bowl of milk and it was still working.)

As for how Gamey ended up in a forest? Remember how in episode 2 Mephone4 doesn’t really care about if Marshmallow was safe, but about the law suits he would get if she died. Mephone4 couldn’t bring Gamey back to life because he wasn’t a contestant or a part of Mephone4’s team of workers. So what would Mephone4 most likely have to do so he wouldn’t get lawsuits?

Hide Gamey in a forest. Which is probably why Gamey is found in the first episode of the reboot. And probably why he glitches at first when he first wakes up because the area of where the batteries were could’ve been damp.

I dunno you don’t have to agree lmao.

Foraging: Gem-studded Puffballs

Gem-studded puffballs. Lycoperdon perlatum. Edible!

These puffballs are pretty small, and, as the name suggests, covered in little stiff fibers, kind of like a gem. The mushroom below has had its gems wiped off, a feat that isn’t so easy with smaller puffballs.

Every small puffball must be cut open to see if it actually is a puffball. Mushrooms with black interiors are earthstars, which aren’t edible; mushrooms with an impression of a baby mushroom within are immature amanitas, the aptly named death angels.

Halved. Overall, this lot checks out. The one in the upper left is beetle-eaten and about to spore, but isn’t black and none of these are death angels.

The ideal interior: completely white, no beetle tracks, and a density similar to a marshmallow. This one is good to eat!

Getting ready to spore. Some of my bruised ones darkened like this, but this one wasn’t bruised. It was also one of the larger ones I collected. I didn’t cook with this one.

This one has been beetle-eaten! Some of the mushrooms were stained and really awful-looking due to beetles. They tend to enter from the stalk, just below the cap, and travel throughout the interior. I ended up using this one but threw out about a fifth of what I had collected due to beetles.

There isn’t much flavor to these small puffballs, and the skins can be a little chewy if they’re left on. Overall, I much prefer giant puffballs, but these will work well sauteed.

As always, verify the identity of every mushroom you find from at least three sources. Puffballs are hard to misidentify and none will kill you, but I’m not responsible for any mistakes you make.

Nintendo opens Kirby-themed cafés in Japan

Nintendo has opened a series of Kirby cafés and shops in Japan that bring one of their most iconic characters to life.

Fans of the ridiculously cute pink puffball that eats his enemies for lunch can tuck into a stack of Kirby pancakes, Popstar curry, Maxim Tomato pasta, and Kirby macarons in Osaka and Tokyo this month.

Foods are shaped like the characters and given faces, while the shop merchandise includes everything from Kirby coffee mugs, coasters, iPhone cases, clothing and inflatable travel pillows.

The Tokyo opening of the Kirby Café is set for August 26 and follows on the launch of an Osaka location which opened August 5 and closes on September 4.

A location in Nagoya only selling Kirby merchandise will open between August 24 and September 4.

Kirby is the latest Nintendo character to be given an edible tribute. To mark Super Mario’s 30th birthday last summer, Nintendo opened a series of themed cafés across Tokyo with Tower Records serving up pixelated, Mario-themed coffees and star-shaped omelets.

That summer also saw the opening of a My Little Pony café in Tokyo.




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His destination loomed over him like some sort of horrific nightmare– only this was real. Kirby had made it clear he was not going to help him with bitter words spat hurtfully as he left the door into danger and a possible trap. Polterpup had been left to guard the weary puffball, who was now entirely different in personality. A long conversation may be due when this fiasco was over, but priority number one was rescuing the Princess. Luigi had finally gotten in contact with E-Gadd, who had been forced into hiding. A map had been transferred to his Dual Scream, leading him to this new mansion.

   ❝Hang in there, Princess… I’m-a comin’…❞

To keep his bundle of nerves under wraps, Luigi hummed under his breath as he approached the haunting abode. The sky darkened to a sickening purple with every reluctant step; the paranormal energy in the air was palpable. How did he constantly end up in these situations? He had only just gotten over the terrible fright King Boo had given him to announce his return. The swarms of Boos over the Kingdom had him on the verge of a heart-attack half the time. He really needed to talk to the Professor about stronger containment units once this was all over.

After passing through squeaky gate, Luigi approached the dilapidated building. Gulping, he extended an trembling hand for the doornob. He let his hand hover over it for a few seconds while he attempted to psych himself up for what horrors lay beyond. There was just no way to prepare– his heart was already pounding out of his chest from sheer trepidation. Peach was in there, and goodness knows how terrified she must be. Bowser was one thing, but this was another level of terror. She needed him. No going back now.

With a deep breath, his hand finally lowered to touch the doorknob. Luckily enough it was not locked and he was able to twist it and push it open a crack. Before entering, the plumber aimed the beam of his flashlight within to check that the foyer was empty and safe to enter. This was it.

   ❝H-hello..?❞

“ … Heehee.

And here’s Kirby on his tablet, with a few crude sketches meant to resemble the headless mannequins… but he’s drawn little smiley faces where the heads should go! D’aww.