• Welcome to Talking Time's third iteration! If you would like to register for an account, or have already registered but have not yet been confirmed, please read the following:

    1. The CAPTCHA key's answer is "Percy"
    2. Once you've completed the registration process please email us from the email you used for registration at percyreghelper@gmail.com and include the username you used for registration

    Once you have completed these steps, Moderation Staff will be able to get your account approved.

  • TT staff acknowledge that there is a backlog of new accounts that await confirmation.

    Unfortunately, we are putting new registrations on hold for a short time.

    We do not expect this delay to extend beyond the first of November 2020, and we ask you for your patience in this matter.

    ~TT Moderation Staff

Can't go outside. Large, clumsy insects are flying right into me, without fear bc they're only out and about every 17 years. It's been raining for a couple of days so I think the living ones have energy to burn... One just secretly landed on my shorts and I came inside, sat down, accidentally rested my hand on it and it screamed at me like Satan.

Do u live with Brood X cicadas right now? How's it going?
 

muteKi

Hashtag give it to gilly
I'm just dealing with extreme envy. They scream, they fuck, they die, and here I am refactoring fucking java for a living.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
We evidently have different broods down here... there were some out much earlier in the season, but not really any right now.
 
We evidently have different broods down here... there were some out much earlier in the season, but not really any right now.
I thought they came earlier last time because they were there while I was in school. Not much earlier; just, like, early May. Maybe they did, maybe I misremembered when they came, maybe I went to school later. Anyway, they're here now and it was cute for a while! But I spend a lot of time outside and I'm getting owned by them...
I wish we had cicada broods here in California...
U can have them if u want. I've no objection.
 

nosimpleway

(he/him)
I mean, if I'd slept for the last 17 years and just woke up and looked around I'd probably scream until I died, too.
 

q 3

here to eat fish and erase the universe
(they/them)
in the year 202X, Mega Man X fought the Brood X Cicadas. Will his battle ever end...?
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I’ve had hundreds of them in the backyard for the past week. The sound is intensely loud when you go outside.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
We don’t get cicadas around here.but I suspect that if we did, I’d say “Ick! Yargh! Man... eww... GAH” quite often.

So is it just every 17 years that cicadas pop up and do their best to disrespect your personal space, or are they an every year thing and each swarm is one that just happened to spend their developmental years in a hole in the ground?
 
These cicadas only pop up every 17 years. Other species have 13 year cycles. Periodical cicadas. Apparently the fact that my hanger-on screamed meant he was a boy... well, I mean, maybe female cicadas scream, too. (probably not, though) But the non-stressed mating calls are male only.
 
They love to do this shit.

Just be like, "u r green. will u be my children's tree home..."

No!

(not angrily shaking my fist at the cicada, just keeping my arm away so I didn't scare them from a picture... complicit in the continued presence of cicadas on my person)
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I read it as "triumphant" myself.

Like you were celebrating a cicada using your tummy as a house

Sending mixed messages to the handsy bugs
 

Exposition Owl

could use a space fortress
(he/him/his)
Maybe I'm imagining it, but it seems like the frogs have been louder in the evening near my apartment since the cicadas emerged. I bet they're eating well.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Enjoy your domestic pests. I got Japanese Beetles and what look like they may be Argentine Crazy Ants both deciding I got a nice yard here.
 

Twice today a cicada has decided the move has been to fully crawl under my shirt and follow me inside. This second one was a screamer and he also refused to get off my shirt after I sat it near various non-shirt surfaces. “No thanks, shirt’s home. I will be crawling towards the center of this shirt and not some greenery…” Okay, fine, I mostly tried cement near my door at first. That was on me. But he could have compromised, too.
 

Twice today a cicada has decided the move has been to fully crawl under my shirt and follow me inside. This second one was a screamer and he also refused to get off my shirt after I sat it near various non-shirt surfaces. “No thanks, shirt’s home. I will be crawling towards the center of this shirt and not some greenery…” Okay, fine, I mostly tried cement near my door at first. That was on me. But he could have compromised, too.
Nononononononononononononononnoonoonononoonoononononoonoonoonoononoonononononoononononoononono
 
Top