I do not think it would be an exaggeration to say that My Fella is addicted to NetHack; I have, in the past, considered staging an intervention. The only thing that stops me is the knowledge that, in doing so, I would exceed our threshold of absurdity (which is fairly high to begin with).
Recently, My Fella — while questing as Herb the Rhizomist or Mirabelle the Thaumaturge or whoever — announced, “I got a garter snake egg!”
To which I replied, ‘That’s not a thing. Garter snakes don’t lay eggs.” (Because they don’t.)
And then, probably because I was half-asleep at the time, I forgot all about it…until today, when My Fella forwarded me the following:
Yes, that’s right — he actually contacted the development team at NetHack and explained that “garter snakes, water moccasins, and pit vipers…are ovoviviparous, giving live birth to their young.”
No response yet from NetHack World Headquarters, although I’m fairly certain that if anyone does look at the feedback, their first thought may well be: “Finally, someone who’s a bigger nerd than we are!”
Meanwhile, on the subject of eggs, I enjoyed a nice breakfast courtesy of our (non-ovoviviparous) hens: