About Once-ThingEdit

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Once-thing is a massive, moss-green figure, similar to Slendermender . He lives in the forest that he butchered in a past life, and protects it with his life, although he cannot remember the full story behind why he does it. Those who enter his realm wishing to harm a tree are never heard from again. Despite this, he tries his best to be helpful, and doesn't have many friends, but occasionally leaves his forest to give small, potted truffula trees to others as gifts. He hears everything thaender

☀t active at that moment and would only show up when they were invoked. Not all problems recorded were directly linked to Y2K programming in a causality; minor technological glitches occur on a regular basis. Some caused erroneous results, some caused machines to stop working, some caused date errors, and two caused malfunctions.

Reported problems include:

  • In Sheffield, United Kingdom, incorrect Down syndrome test results were sent to 154 pregnant women and two abortions were carried out as a direct result of a Y2K bug. Four babies with Down syndrome were also born to mothers who had been told they were in the low-risk group.[25]
  • In Ishikawa, Japan, radiation-monitoring equipment failed at midnight; however, officials stated there was no risk to the public.[26]
  • In Onagawa, Japan, an alarm sounded at a nuclear power plant at two minutes after midnight.[26]
  • In Japan, at two minutes past midnight, Osaka Media Port, a telecommunications carrier, found errors in the date management part of the company's network. The problem was fixed by 02:43 and no services were disrupted.[27]
  • In Japan, NTT Mobile Communications Network (NTT DoCoMo), Japan's largest cellular operator, reported on 1 January 2000, that some models of mobile telephones were deleting new messages received, rather than the older messages, as the memory filled up.[27]
  • In Australia, bus-ticket-validation machines in two states failed to operate.[28]
  • In the United States, 150 slot machines at race tracks in Delaware stopped working.[28]
  • In the United States, the U.S. Naval Observatory, which runs the master clock that keeps the country's official time, gave the date on its website as 1 Jan 19100.[29]
  • In France, the national weather forecasting service, Meteo France, said a Y2K bug made the date on a webpage show a map with Saturday's weather forecast a

t happens in the woods he calls home, including whatever the trees have to say (the trees cannot hear him, however). Along with trees, he likes the rain, insects, new friends, and the feeling of doing something just.

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