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Groundhog
2009-05-31, 08:37 AM
Random Banter!!!

For everything you want to talk about, but don't want to start another thread for. Also for completely random things that you feel the need to share with everyone. And maybe even some discussion of these random things--I think that's a good idea, how about you?

That being said, there are rules. Which are laid out below. If you are not familiar with them, please read them. If you are already familiar with them, fine, don't, it's your choice. (But you'll only have yourself to blame if you forget one of the rules and accidentally break it. :smallsmile: )

Rules

1. Spam. For the purposes of RB, one word posts are generally considered spam. Likewise, posts that are nothing but *actions like this* are also be considered spam. Remember that the quality of the post's content is much better than the speed of your response.

2. This isn't the Play by Post or Town forum, nor is it the Silly Message Board Games or Structured Games forum. Please avoid continuous roleplay or mock battles and fights such as the "competition for control of the universe".

3. If it's already a thread, don't bring it to RB. RB has such a huge range of subject matter even restricted to the little snippets that probably don't warrant their own thread, it doesn't need legitimate thread topics cluttering it up as well. The exception to this is to bring something that is off-topic from one thread, but on-topic for RB and the subject doesn't warrant a thread of its own.

4. Don't advertise other threads in RB. Just because these new threads move at speeds more appropriate to a message board than an IM session doesn't mean you need to come over to RB and brow beat people into posting in your latest brainchild.

5. Please don't post single line posts alerting us to your current status -- as in "I'm back." This is Random Banter, not "How to stalk Random GitP forum members."

6. Don't poke, kick or bump the thread. It will move at whatever pace it wants to. Also, please refrain from Captain Obvious comments akin to "My, the thread is fast today."

7. Random Banter can only be as good, or as entertaining, as you make it. Demands to be entertained will fall on deaf ears unless you can add something more meaningful to the conversation.

8. As this is a public forum, where the current topic is nicely recorded for you, and not a conversation where you could have missed the beginning, please refrain from asking something to the effect of "What's the topic?". Please take the time to read up a bit first.

9. Thread Creator must include the words "Random" and "Banter" as well as the thread #. Try to be concise as well.

10. Every post should contain two visible, legible complete sentences, Subject and Predicate. C'mon, make your old English teachers proud.

11. Remember, Random Banter is not your IM client. If you want to have a back and forth discussion with just one person, look in their contact information for IM details.

12. Whenever a new thread is created, all "first post", "first page", and all posts of that nature will be deleted by the administrators. Please avoid doing this, as it is frustrating for them to deal with one-lined posts like this.

13. Double-posting is not your friend. We have edit buttons for a reason.


And here, linked for your convenience, are the previous incarnations of this thread.
Previous Threads:

Amotis' Random Banter #1 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13484)
Dhavaer's Random Banter #2 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13401)
PhoeKun's Random Banter #3 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13319)
Rei Jin's Random Banter #4 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13205)
Toxic Avenger's Random Banter #5 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13146)
Jibar's Random Banter #6 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13026)
Ego Slayer's Surrogate Random Banter #7 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12939)
Sneak's Random Barroom Brawl #8 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12918)
Sophistemon's Solemnly Random Banter #9 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12855)
Vaynor's Very Random Banter #10 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12834)
Bookman's Blathering Random Banter #11 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12809)
Gralamin's Glorious Random Banter #12 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12785)
Rilik's Resplendently Random Raillery #13 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12766)
Gezina's Growling Grazing Random Banter #14 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12747)
The Zerglings Utterly And Geeky Random Banter #15 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12740)
jaqueses Truthfully Randomly Fireside Banter # 16 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12735)
Jack Squat’s Jubilantly Quixotic Random Banter #17 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12693)
Cardel's Banter of Cookie Jubilation #18 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12668)
Archonic's Chaotically Random Banter of Rods #19 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12657)
The Rod's Inanimate Temple of RANDOM banter #20 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12638)
Lucky’s Loquaciously Loud-Mouthed Random Banter#21 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12630)
Deckmaster's Divinely Delightful Random Banter #22 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12614)
Saithis' Soliloquy of Random Banter #23 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12598)
Loveable Lianae's Ludicrous Lampooning Lottery #24 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12578)
NEO|Phyte's Neolithic Nest of Weasel Banter #25 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12544)
Target's Random Banter of "non-violence" #26 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12533)
Tarnag40k's Random banter of "grammar errors" #27 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12515)
Kyrian's Random Banter of ADHDness #28 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12507)
El Jaspero's Random Drunken Ramblings #29 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12503)
Boss Smiley's Eloquently Eggy Banter #30 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12494)
Lykan's Looney Explosionarama & Random Banter #31 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12482)
Iames's Iambic Yarn of Yammering #32 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12468)
Dispozition's Deviously Distressed Banter #33 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12458)
CP's Copiously Combusting Banter of Carnage #34 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12445)
Alarra's Altar of Random Banter #35 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12432)
Eloquent Rune's Electrifying Rambling Banter #36 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12423)
E_P's Very Own Quite Popular Random Banter #37 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12419)
Hydrogelic's Foolish Mortal Random Banter #38 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12413)
Ink's Smudgy Splotchy Random Banter #39 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12405)
Azrael's Big Black Book of Banter #40 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12397)
The Logic Vampire's Rational Random Banter #41 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12387)
Shiny's Shimmering Space-hitchin Random Banter #42 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12376)
ZombieRockStar's Random Banter #43 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12360)
Nostrabel's Realm of Cookies and Random Banter #44 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12342)
Charity's Cheery Chatter Circle #45 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12328)
Samiam's Spontaneous Scintillating Soliloquy #46 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12310)
LLama's Masked Mysterious Random Banter #47 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26599)
Ravishing Rydia's Recumbentibus ^_^ Random Banter #48 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27622)
Penguinizers Perilous Random Banter #49 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28083)
Death's delightfully morbid surrogate random banter #50 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28444)
Wayril's wonderfully weird surrogate random banter #51 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28990)
Rawhide's Deck of Random Banter (52 Cards) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29697)
Korith's Sorrogate Random Banter of Zombie Killing #53 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30353)
Surrogate thread of random Bor-dom #54 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31109)
Rex Idiotarum's Painfully Pogoing Thread #55 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31512)
The Wrath of KHAAAAAANtalas’s William Shatner Flavored Random Banter # 56 (Surrogate) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32080)
EmeraldRose's Random Banter of Lashing Wit #57 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32494)
Captain van der Decken's Surrogate Ship of Random Loot (Banter) #58 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32847)
SDF's Neverending I-Don't-Have-an-OotS-Avatar-Yet Story Banter #59 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33465)
Mauril's Surrogate Dwelf Banter of Fantasy Race Confusion 60th Edition (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34165)
Rockphed's Dice Rolling Toga Party of 61 Drunken CIA Analysts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34568)
var Lord_Magtok = Random(Banter*62) + Surrogate (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34801)
Jibar's Retro Random Banter #63 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35014)
Malina's Random Spanish Banter #64 of morphical annoyance (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35256)
Mr. E's Random Banter #65 of Cane Toting and Hat Tipping (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35418)
Ego Slayer's Hellishly Random Banter #66.6 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35596)
Purple Gelatinous Cube o' Doom's bowl of bantery j-e-ll-o randomness #67 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35859)
Zephra's Random Banter of Ghostly Wailings, and Howling Fun#68 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36317)
Cobra Ikari's Random Banter #69 of Rampant Hugging, Guttermindedness, and ;-) Kinky. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36977)
Scorpina's Random Banter #70 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37480)
Raistlin1040's Super Special Awesome Random Banter #71(Now with 20% more tacos) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37824)
Uberblah's Random Banter #72 Of Caffeine And Sleep Deprivation Induced Randomness (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38225)
Lucky’s Random Banter #73 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38987)
Castaras's Random Banter #74 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37836)
D'anna Biers RB #75 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39495)
Zeb The Troll's RB#76 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39801)
Egdpollard's RB #77 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40128)
Gezina's and Calamity's Random banter #78 of double entendre and doom (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40410)
Random Banter #79 In Loving Memory of Hexa_Regina (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40909)
Zeratul's random banter #80 of throwing puppies off bridges (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41778)
Vespe's Random Banter #81 of singing dolphins and mostly harmless planets. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43254)
CSK's Giant in the Playground Forums Addicted Anonymous, Random Banter #82 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44919)
Iames's Ramblingly Erratic Belldandy-Charged Random Banter #83 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47592)
Serpentine's Scintillating Sensually and Sinuously Seductive Stochastic Satire #84 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49048)
Radikalskippy's Random Banter #85 of lost ideas and where to find them... (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50658)
Moon Called's Random Banter #86 of Sexy Anime Boys and Fangirl Squeals (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51825)
Lilly's Lovely Random Banter #87 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52783)
FdL's Fuzzbox-Fueled Random Banter #88 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54612)
SweetRein's Sugary Restrained Random Banter #89 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59668)
Midnight's Mutant Motorcycle Madness Random Banter #90 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62430)
Em's Extremely Extraordinarily Epic Random Banter #91 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65645)
Dragonrider's Random Banter in Conjunction with the Weighted Cube #92 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67629)
Bushranger's Bodaciously Buffed Random Banter-y Rooster #93 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69425)
Haruki's Historically Hilarious Honey-covered Random Banter #94 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71161)
North's Maple Syrup Flavored Non-Alliterative Random Banter #95 Eh? (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73464)
Wadledo's Weirdly Warbling Watercress Watching Washing Machine Only Random Banter #96 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75946)
SMEE's Random Banter #97 of gender bending and closet bursting (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78694)
Raiser's Rambunctiously Rambling Random Banter #98 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81626)
Dr. Bath's Random Banter, dripping with daring deeds of dastardly deipnosophists #99 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84068)
VOTE, the Democracy Demon's Devilishly Devious and Decidedly Diabolical Desultory Derision (Random Banter) #100 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84914)
Jack Squat's Justlessly Juxtaposed Random Banter #101 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87577)
Dallas-Dakota's Dundering Dandelion's Devilish Damsel's Distress Random Banter #102 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4790602#post4790602)
Destro Yersul's Dangerously Distracting and Doubtlessly Disturbing Random Banter #103 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4903962#post4903962)
Aziraphiles Actually Alliterative and Awesomely Affluent Random Banter #104 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92718)
Cristo's Consistently Confusing and Constantly Casual Random Banter #105 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94491)
Dish's Delightfully Deranged and Deliciously Deliquent Random Banter # 106 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95905)
Slayer's Seemingly Sweet and Socially Silly Random Banter # 107 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97703)
Zero's ambrosial and aberrantly adventitious, abstemiously erudite Random Banter #108 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99100)
Coplantor's Completely Creative Cautious and Contemplative Random Banter #109 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100414)
Rutskarn's Roly-Poly Rebellious and Rejected Random Banter #110 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101156)
TwoBitWriter's Tubular Tracts of Thought-Talking Random Banter #111 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5600540#post5600540)
Phase's Phully Phormed, Phalangeal, and Phantasmagorical Random Banter #112 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101988)

Wolfbane's Wonderfully Wacky and Wildly Wandom Random Banter #113 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102865)
The Kiwi's Kinkily Knotted and Kookily Kickass Random Banter #114 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103674)
Jude's Judgmental Jugular Jab and Jibber Jabbery Random Banter #115 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104480)
The Throne of Thufir's Thoroughly Theoretical and Therapeutic Random Banter #116 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105584)
Random Banter #117 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106698)
Dragonprime's Dynamically Dangerous Dextrous and Destructive Random Banter #118 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107882)
Farmer Felix's Fantastic FRandom FBanter #119 (may contain traces of fnuts) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109007)


As stated above, this thread is for random discussion, not random chit chat. That is to say, this is a forum, not your IM client. People have set up an unofficial IRC chat thingy for that sort of thing. Not only will you not annoy the people here, you will also help increase the popularity of the IRC chat.

Now start talking! :smallbiggrin:

Rawhide
2009-05-31, 05:58 PM
I-I-IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110963)

Thufir
2009-05-31, 06:02 PM
:smallbiggrin: Nice. I was confused when I saw this thread. All like 'Hey what happened to the rest of the pages?' :smallbiggrin:

Recaiden
2009-05-31, 06:02 PM
Why do moderators get to do cool things that we can't? And can they post more often than every 60 seconds?

So did you get to post in her name or copy the thread?

Otherwise, I believe that we were talking about music and the end of the school year. I still have 1 more day of classes.:smallfrown:

Dragonrider
2009-05-31, 06:11 PM
That was...anticlimactic. :smalltongue: :smallbiggrin: but amusing.

Also, I think that part A of this thread should still be linked in the first post.

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:13 PM
New thread!
...
Sort of!

*Runs around naked*

Mando Knight
2009-05-31, 06:18 PM
Why is this one named exactly the same as the previous Random Banter?

Recaiden
2009-05-31, 06:18 PM
Now we can find out what gender Nameless really is.:smalltongue:

We would have to get Groundhog to link it, wouldn't we?

Another tangents, do mods have to use red to interfere in other posts, or is that just to make it stand out?

@^: Mando, that's the joke. The movie groundhog day, where it was groundhog day over and over. Plus Rawhide gets to show off his mod-powers.

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:20 PM
Now we can find out what gender Nameless really is.

You mean people will finally believe me when I tell them I'm a guy? :smalltongue:

Dragonrider
2009-05-31, 06:20 PM
@^: Mando, that's the joke. The movie groundhog day, where it was groundhog day over and over. Plus Rawhide gets to show off his mod-powers.

:smallbiggrin: I liked that movie.

Recaiden
2009-05-31, 06:22 PM
You mean people will finally believe me when I tell them I'm a guy? :smalltongue:

Sure, as long as they're here now.:smalltongue:

Of course. It was a very entertaining movie. Of course, there have been many ripoffs of it since then, which should give an idea of how popular it was.

Phase
2009-05-31, 06:23 PM
Thirty days of school left, then... I get to go to work in a lab? No rest for the weary I suppose.

Huh... Deja vu...

Rawhide
2009-05-31, 06:23 PM
I had to do some really tricky stuff we don't use very often. It's not easy to do and there's no need except for jokes (like this one) and serious moderation.


Also, I think that part A of this thread should still be linked in the first post.

Nope! It should be exactly the same as the other. The link to part a is in my post.

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:24 PM
Sure, as long as they're here now.:smalltongue:


YAY! *Puts pants back on*

Dragonrider
2009-05-31, 06:27 PM
Nope! It should be exactly the same as the other. The link to part a is in my post.

...I guess I'm an inattentive person. :smalltongue:

Mr. Mud
2009-05-31, 06:30 PM
Okay, Mrmud doesn't have the time to post in Relationships Woes and Advice thread, and needs feminine opinion within like five minutes... Anyone have time for a quick question on MSN AIM or even PM :smalleek:?

Recaiden
2009-05-31, 06:31 PM
No, it really isn't there. I've checked several times.

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:31 PM
Okay, Mrmud doesn't have the time to post in Relationships Woes and Advice thread, and needs feminine opinion within like five minutes... Anyone have time for a quick question on MSN AIM or even PM :smalleek:?

Yes, unfortunately I don’t know anything about relationships because I’ve never been in one.

Mr. Mud
2009-05-31, 06:32 PM
Yes, unfortunately I don’t know anything about relationships because I’ve never been in one.

Great; what's your MSN :smalltongue:?

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:34 PM
Great; what's your MSN :smalltongue:?

I don't think you heard me probably. :smalltongue:
Any advice I give you would probably be awful.

Dihan
2009-05-31, 06:34 PM
I don't think you heard me probably. :smalltongue:
Any advice I give you would probably be awful.

In that case one would simply do the opposite. :smalltongue:

Mr. Mud
2009-05-31, 06:35 PM
I don't think you heard me probably. :smalltongue:
Any advice I give you would probably be awful.

Eh, we can role play for a sec, I just need an ear (preferably an awesome ear... so what's your MSN! :smallamused:).

CurlyKitGirl
2009-05-31, 06:37 PM
@Thufir: re: last post in the, ah, uh, erm, old, yes, old version of this thread:
>.>
<.<
Well, she'd definitely be amused to find out that people ship relative strangers that they know on the internet. Repeatedly. For seven threads. In many different situations, in amazing plots and things.
Also possibly a bit disturbed too.

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:37 PM
In that case one would simply do the opposite. :smalltongue:

Makes perfect sense! :smallbiggrin:


Eh, we can role play for a sec, I just need an ear (preferably an awesome ear... so what's your MSN! :smallamused:).

Sent. :smalltongue:

Coidzor
2009-05-31, 06:38 PM
Why does Nameless wear pants underneath those robes?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Mr. Mud
2009-05-31, 06:39 PM
Makes perfect sense! :smallbiggrin:


Sent. :smalltongue:

Meh, I'm sure you know what your talking about... [innocent and admiring smile].

And responded! :smalltongue:.

Thufir
2009-05-31, 06:48 PM
@Thufir: re: last post in the, ah, uh, erm, old, yes, old version of this thread:
>.>
<.<
Well, she'd definitely be amused to find out that people ship relative strangers that they know on the internet. Repeatedly. For seven threads. In many different situations, in amazing plots and things.
Also possibly a bit disturbed too.

Well she reads a lot of fanfiction, including RPS, so it's not like it would be a completely alien concept to her...

On a different subject, I just realised that this Groundhog Thread must surely have astounding implications for the RB time loop.

Mando Knight
2009-05-31, 06:49 PM
@^: Mando, that's the joke. The movie groundhog day, where it was groundhog day over and over. Plus Rawhide gets to show off his mod-powers.

I get it now. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/GroundhogDay)

Nameless
2009-05-31, 06:56 PM
Why does Nameless wear pants underneath those robes?

Inquiring minds want to know.

It gets nippley nippy here in England. :smalltongue:

CurlyKitGirl
2009-05-31, 07:01 PM
Well she reads a lot of fanfiction, including RPS, so it's not like it would be a completely alien concept to her...

On a different subject, I just realised that this Groundhog Thread must surely have astounding implications for the RB time loop.

RPS?
Heh. Perhaps the Shipping threads and the OOTS threads over in A&C'd encourage her to join.
Stranger things have happened you know.
A whole weekend of pure sunny, warm blue skies all over Britland for starters.

The time loop . . . my theory has finally been proven correct! It's so persistent even the threads are rehappening!
Flee before the black hole manifests itself, wipes out the internet and emerges from the screen over every internet using thing everywhere!
Poor time loop. This has thrown it.
Now: to meticulously integrate into this thread every single thing that suffers from the RB time loop.
So.
How about that math/science premise/Harry Potter/LoTR/weather eh/[name of movie]/music lyric war between dragonprime and Mr.mud/cute and amusing itp Family anecdote/university tale/exam/awesomeness of Rawhide's internet skills/meme about [insert name of Playgrounder]/book discussion/deities itP/English discussion/spelling quibbles/[language] is best/eccentricity?

Nameless
2009-05-31, 07:02 PM
Woot! I got TWO msn adds from Playground members within the space of 3 minuets! :smalltongue:
*Feels popular*

Dragonrider
2009-05-31, 07:53 PM
:smallbiggrin: I like your list, Koorli. The only big left-out thing I can think of is dreams.

Coidzor
2009-05-31, 08:37 PM
And don't forget, this time loop is self-referential. Wait, no... that's not the word...

Hmm. DAmnit, where's my brief guide to space and time when I need it....

Phase
2009-05-31, 09:14 PM
And don't forget, this time loop is self-referential. Wait, no... that's not the word...

Hmm. DAmnit, where's my brief guide to space and time when I need it....

It's recursive. It goes on forever within itself.

Recaiden
2009-05-31, 09:51 PM
Yeah. The time loop is itself part of the time loop. So we talk about dreams, huh? All I can remember of my most recent dreams is a vague sense of sunlight and horror.

Haruki-kun
2009-05-31, 10:00 PM
Woot! I got TWO msn adds from Playground members within the space of 3 minuets! :smalltongue:
*Feels popular*

And now you have another one! Welcome to MSN! :smallbiggrin:

Phase
2009-05-31, 10:13 PM
I don't wanna sleep, but I wanna be rested, quite the conundrum...

Anyone know the secret to solve my problem?

EDIT: Browsing some archives, I just discovered that I won Nameless's "Truth Behind the Hood" contest. I had forgotten all about that, now I feel fuzzy!

Rutskarn
2009-05-31, 11:20 PM
So...judging by the name, you've won:


A trophy statuette
A list of memorabilia
An auto shop
Weariness at a world that no longer needs you
An untimely death at the hands of a street thug

Mr. Mud
2009-05-31, 11:20 PM
Curly: Me and DP have a problem. It's called insanely addicted to metal. It has doctors (http://www.papermag.com/blogs/ozzy-osbourne-400a0613.jpg), and medicine (http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i95/bones32/ANTHRAX.jpg) and everything! It's like we are bonded by blood or something... The first shot of Lyrics War II has been fired!

Rockphed
2009-05-31, 11:59 PM
Bah. Who needs lyrics? Did Pachabel write lyrics for his greatest work? Did Motzart write lyrics? What about Bach? Beethoven? How about Brahms? See, a whole slew of great musical people who didn't write lyrics!

Yes, yes, yes. I know that most of them actually did write or have written lyrics to their music. Also, that jab about Pachabel is unfair because his Cannon in D is based on an incomplete set of manuscripts that were found after his death. If there was ever more to it, we will never know.

Alleine
2009-06-01, 12:38 AM
I prefer the sweet music made by intertwined lovers. :smallamused:
Not that I will know what its like for a loooong time :(

Jimor
2009-06-01, 01:52 AM
So how's this for a random entrance into the random banter thread:

I made a TV show. :smallbiggrin:

It's just a cable access show, but it was shot in a fully equipped studio and as producer I had to find a director, camera people, audio person, design the set, and book the acts (it's a showcase for local singer/songwriters).

I turned in the DVD to the station back on Friday, and I'll find out the air date probably on Tuesday. Now I have to start planning the next shoot. :smalleek:

I was very happy with how it turned out, though, the crew were excellent and we go some really artsy shots and transitions, and the musician was awesome both for the performance and the interview. When it airs, it's also simulcast on the internet, so I'll be sure to let everybody know.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 03:51 AM
Bah. Who needs lyrics? Did Pachabel write lyrics for his greatest work? Did Motzart write lyrics? What about Bach? Beethoven? How about Brahms? See, a whole slew of great musical people who didn't write lyrics!

Yes, yes, yes. I know that most of them actually did write or have written lyrics to their music. Also, that jab about Pachabel is unfair because his Cannon in D is based on an incomplete set of manuscripts that were found after his death. If there was ever more to it, we will never know.

Metal is modern day classical music. :smallbiggrin:
If Beethoven was alive today he would be a metal guitarist. :smalltongue:

@Haruki: HOORAH! :smallbiggrin:

Coidzor
2009-06-01, 03:59 AM
Hmm, that would explain why metal has never held much appeal for me then.

...Aside from the fanbase anyway. Like their weirdness came from such a source as to be as alien to one another as we were from the rest of our peers.


Woot! I got TWO msn adds from Playground members within the space of 3 minuets! :smalltongue:
*Feels popular*

Ooo, which composers were you listening to?

randman22222
2009-06-01, 04:04 AM
Woot! I got TWO msn adds from Playground members within the space of 3 minuets! :smalltongue:
*Feels popular*

*Adds Nameless.*
Make that three. :smallwink:

Phase
2009-06-01, 05:28 AM
So...judging by the name, you've won:


A trophy statuette
A list of memorabilia
An auto shop
Weariness at a world that no longer needs you
An untimely death at the hands of a street thug


Heh, never made that connection, personally.

And Jimor, what sorta TV show is it?

Nameless
2009-06-01, 05:30 AM
Ooo, which composers were you listening to?

Well at the moment I'm listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata".
How does this relate to MSN?
:smalltongue:


*Adds Nameless.*

*Glee* :smallbiggrin:

*Will accept new adds when he goes on MSN later*

randman22222
2009-06-01, 05:40 AM
Well at the moment I'm listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata".
How does this relate to MSN?
:smalltongue:



*Glee* :smallbiggrin:

*Will accept new adds when he goes on MSN later*

Ooooh, Moonlight Sonata. I like that one. :smallbiggrin:
*Listens as well.*

Mr. Mud
2009-06-01, 05:52 AM
Okay so today I'm having the annual graduation field trip that my school puts on for every graduation class, sans for the seniors... and we usually go to some two-bit (no offense Papa Twoobs) amusement park for the day.

But this year is different. We're going to Hershey Park! (http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php). Any playgrounds going to be there today? On the tiny, tiny chance you are, You better come and tackle me... In your experience, what are the best rides? What are the worst? What should I totally go on, and what should I avoid like the plague? Because we all no there is no in between :smalltongue:.

EDIT: And I got added on MSN too... and nobody seconded me... :smallfrown:.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 06:42 AM
Mrmud, how did it go yesterday?

Fredthefighter
2009-06-01, 07:06 AM
Today is a good(ish) day, I did my maths exam and it was easy. Honestly, both papers were meant to take two hours between them and over all I had 30 to 40mins of spare time. However, it was sweltering hot in that hall, I could feel myself melting in the heat.

So how are you all?

Nameless
2009-06-01, 07:22 AM
Today is a good(ish) day, I did my maths exam and it was easy. Honestly, both papers were meant to take two hours between them and over all I had 30 to 40mins of spare time. However, it was sweltering hot in that hall, I could feel myself melting in the heat.

So how are you all?

I hope you did well! :smallbiggrin:

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-01, 07:30 AM
So how are you all?

I lack the requisite number of pylons

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 07:34 AM
I've got to actually remember to get on MSN sometime and actually talk to the people on there...people'll start to think I'm some sort of anti-social jerk...

...it's generally true, but still.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 08:50 AM
Grr, I just got another brace bracket put in my mouth. :smallfrown:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 09:09 AM
Grr, I just got another brace bracket put in my mouth. :smallfrown:

Only the top, only the bottom, or the full set?

Had the full set myself for a good 3 or 4 years. Evil, nasty things. Then about a year after getting them out I ended up having to get my wisdom teeth out...not a good couple years in orthodontia for me.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 09:10 AM
Only the top, only the bottom, or the full set?

Had the full set myself for a good 3 or 4 years. Evil, nasty things. Then about a year after getting them out I ended up having to get my wisdom teeth out...not a good couple years in orthodontia for me.

I've had only the top one in for about 6 months now I think, but they put in an extra bracket on one of the teeth they couldn't earlier. :/

Eldan
2009-06-01, 09:19 AM
So, strange story...

I've never had a mobile phone. Apart from thinking they were incredibly annoying and that people were even more annoying when discussing private things over the phone while in a train ride, I just didn't want to spend the money. (Yes, we get them for free, too.)

So, now, my grandfather gave me his old one as a present. Which, by the way, is one of those 200-buck-things with a huge screen and a camera. He also sent me an email in which he explained I should ask him if I need any of the features explained.

This feels weird. I didn't even know my grandfather had a mobile phone. Or a computer.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 09:23 AM
So, strange story...

I've never had a mobile phone. Apart from thinking they were incredibly annoying and that people were even more annoying when discussing private things over the phone while in a train ride, I just didn't want to spend the money. (Yes, we get them for free, too.)

So, now, my grandfather gave me his old one as a present. Which, by the way, is one of those 200-buck-things with a huge screen and a camera. He also sent me an email in which he explained I should ask him if I need any of the features explained.

This feels weird. I didn't even know my grandfather had a mobile phone. Or a computer.

Wow, you grandfather is more hip then you. :smalltongue:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 09:26 AM
I have yet to actually pay for a mobile phone. The only ones we ever get are the ones that come free with the plan. Why do I need to browse the internet or send e-mail from my phone? I've got a computer for that.


I've had only the top one in for about 6 months now I think, but they put in an extra bracket on one of the teeth they couldn't earlier. :/

Yay...

I'm convinced that braces are adults' revenge against their kids for the kids' early years. "Wake me up a 2 am every day for a week will you...here, have a mouthful of metal!"

Dirk Kris
2009-06-01, 09:32 AM
My parents posed me a question when I requested braces: "Braces? ...or college?"

As it turned out, I got neither. Thanks, mom! *thumbs up*

Nameless
2009-06-01, 09:39 AM
My parents posed me a question when I requested braces: "Braces? ...or college?"

As it turned out, I got neither. Thanks, mom! *thumbs up*

Yay for free health care and free education until the age of 18!
*feels privileged*

Don't worry, when I'm rich and famous I'll let you be my tea-lady. :smallsmile:

InaVegt
2009-06-01, 09:46 AM
Yay for free health care and free education until the age of 18!
*feels privileged*

Yay for very cheap healthcare and practically free education!

*thanks her ancestors for fighting for this*

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 09:53 AM
Yay for hyper-expensive healthcare and still being in debt for getting an education!

...wait...

Dirk Kris
2009-06-01, 10:00 AM
Yay for free health care and free education until the age of 18!
*feels privileged*

Don't worry, when I'm rich and famous I'll let you be my tea-lady. :smallsmile:

O.o
...I get to be a lady? A REAL lady? Woot!


Yay for hyper-expensive healthcare and still being in debt for getting an education!

...wait...

Eeeeeeeexactly.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-01, 10:10 AM
O.o
...I get to be a lady? A REAL lady? Woot!



Eeeeeeeexactly.

I feel like there needs to be a song reference here. :smallbiggrin:

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 10:11 AM
O.o
...I get to be a lady? A REAL lady? Woot!

Yuh! *gives you a dress* :smalltongue:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 10:12 AM
I feel like there needs to be a song reference here. :smallbiggrin:

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

Dude looks like a la-dy...

Fredthefighter
2009-06-01, 10:13 AM
Dude looks like a la-dy...

You read my mind dude. For that, here, have a cookie
*Throws a cookie in the general direction of Cristo*
Aerosmith rock! :smallsmile:

Nameless
2009-06-01, 10:22 AM
Dude looks like a la-dy...

I just had that song in my haid...

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 10:26 AM
I just had that song in my haid...

Every morning I wake up with a random song stuck in my head.

This morning was Disturbed, The Night :smallbiggrin:

Yesterday was some ungodly travesty against music country song...:smallyuk:

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-01, 10:27 AM
:smallbiggrin: I like your list, Koorli. The only big left-out thing I can think of is dreams.

I did quite well considering the time!

I'm scared now. Third day in a row it's been hot, sunny and cloudless. I've been out since eleven, got back about half an hour ago and it's sweltering inside and out.
I really pity the poor children doing exams; it's too hot to concentrate.
Oddly, I didn't see that many college aged people outside; only about two or three dozen or hour. I saw a lot of primary children out though.
Must be mass skiving.
Too hot to be educated.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-01, 10:41 AM
Every morning I wake up with a random song stuck in my head.

This morning was Disturbed, The Night :smallbiggrin:

Yesterday was some ungodly travesty against music country song...:smallyuk:

I'm guessing the travesty would be Hannah Montana, correct?

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 10:46 AM
I'm guessing the travesty would be Hannah Montana, correct?

I don't know, and I don't wanna know because that would mean I'd have to hear it again.

I swear my wife's music should qualify as spousal abuse...:smallyuk:

Rawhide
2009-06-01, 11:01 AM
Quincunx: I couldn't tell you before, but 121 is still free to be taken, so stop complaining that we take all the square numbers :smalltongue:.

Groundhog
2009-06-01, 11:04 AM
Um, hold on a minute. What happened to all the other pages?

Kaelaroth
2009-06-01, 11:04 AM
*had a truly amazing dream*
*is now working out how to best turn said dream into a story; or novel*
And no, none of you can know what it is, as you're all thieves!

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-01, 11:06 AM
*had a truly amazing dream*
*is now working out how to best turn said dream into a story; or novel*
And no, none of you can know what it is, as you're all thieves!

I'm a Rogue, not a theif, thankyouverymuch.

Rawhide
2009-06-01, 11:12 AM
Um, hold on a minute. What happened to all the other pages?

In the link in my post (second post of the thread).

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-01, 11:40 AM
A friend just emailed me this link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQcX1Qnttk&feature=response_watch), watching it was very surreal.
A mixture of D: and :smallconfused: perfectly explains my facial expression throughout.
It was one of the most surreal three minutes of my life.
Now for 'normalcy'.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-01, 11:43 AM
A friend just emailed me this link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQcX1Qnttk&feature=response_watch), watching it was very surreal.
A mixture of D: and :smallconfused: perfectly explains my facial expression throughout.
It was one of the most surreal three minutes of my life.
Now for 'normalcy'.

Strange, very strange.
Although the Kamehameha was a nice touch in my opinion. :smallbiggrin:

randman22222
2009-06-01, 12:09 PM
A friend just emailed me this link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONQcX1Qnttk&feature=response_watch), watching it was very surreal.
A mixture of D: and :smallconfused: perfectly explains my facial expression throughout.
It was one of the most surreal three minutes of my life.
Now for 'normalcy'.

The bit with Saint Nick just shattered my brain into many small fragments です。 :smalleek:

Groundhog
2009-06-01, 12:38 PM
In the link in my post (second post of the thread).

Ohhh. I get it. :smallbiggrin:

Just for the record though, I'm not a mean newscaster. I'm a mean lawyer. There's a difference.

Dr. Bath
2009-06-01, 12:49 PM
I take it I am the only one having problems with youtube streaming at a snails pace? Almost certainly!

Why did they decide to make further maths really damn hard this year, huh? Just to spite us, since we're the last ones to take it? Dastards.

Complaining? Moi?

In brighter news, I've realised that I actually quite like Kasabian :smallconfused:... strange.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 12:52 PM
I take it I am the only one having problems with youtube streaming at a snails pace? Almost certainly!


Funny that, me and and whats-his-face over there are also getting the same problame.

Dr. Bath
2009-06-01, 12:55 PM
Funny that, me and and whats-his-face over there are also getting the same problame.

Hah! Take that universe! Making other people have a hard time as well doesn't make my day worse, it makes me laugh! I love you shadenfraude.

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-01, 12:59 PM
So, I've been advised that procuring and-or creating a cyberpunk costume/outfit would be a good idea.
Now I just need to figure one out.
Advice?

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-01, 01:00 PM
Me too. Site problem maybe?

@Bath: I don't know whether to snigger at your being caught in a hot exam hall taking Further Math (Pure module or one of those option-y type ones) when they're deliberately making the papers harder as we're the last year or to console you for the same reason.

. . .

After much pondering:

Awwww.
*hugs Bath*
*snickers behind his back*
*OMNOMNOMs Snickers*

Now I want a Snickers . . . we only had bunny food for dinner. Stupid tasteless food. *tummy grumbles*

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 01:00 PM
So, I've been advised that procuring and-or creating a cyberpunk costume/outfit would be a good idea.
Now I just need to figure one out.
Advice?

Find a Shadowrun RPG book and page through the pictures?

Castaras
2009-06-01, 01:01 PM
Funny that, me and and whats-his-face over there are also getting the same problame.

And me. Man, it's slow. T_T

Nameless
2009-06-01, 01:09 PM
And me. Man, it's slow. T_T

Nuuu! How am I supposed to listen to Iron Maiden without Youtube?! :smalleek:

...

AHH! To Google vids!

Exeson
2009-06-01, 01:10 PM
Nuuu! How am I supposed to listen to Iron Maiden withought Youtube?! :smalleek:

...

AHH! To Google vids!

iTunes? Steal their music off your friends? :smalltongue:

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-01, 01:41 PM
iTunes?

But that costs money! We're not all millionaires you know. :smalltongue:

Nameless
2009-06-01, 01:44 PM
Paying for music is like, sooo 2001. *flicks hair*

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-01, 01:44 PM
Paying for music is like, sooo 2001. *flicks hair*

Wasn't 2001 like the height of Napster's popularity? :smalltongue:

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-01, 01:50 PM
Paying for music is like, sooo 2001. *flicks hair*
Having long, feminine hair and being proud of it is, like, so 1980s.

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-01, 01:53 PM
Having long, feminine hair and being proud of it is, like, so 1980s.

I have long, feminine hair and I'm proud of it. I also happen to love the 1980s, especially their music (QUEEN!) and a lot of their films.
You remind me of the babe

Who wants to live forever . . .

Flash! Aaaaaaaa~

It's not all bad you know.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 01:54 PM
Having long, feminine hair and being proud of it is, like, so 1980s.

Yes but the 80's was like, my favorite decade. *flicks hair and taps on huge over sized mobile*

Exeson
2009-06-01, 01:58 PM
Yes but the 80's was like, my favorite decade. *flicks hair and taps on huge over sized mobile*

And they said it would never catch on.

Here is a good trick for you peeps. Use a double ended jack, plug it into the headphones thing and the microphone thing, download some recording software, (e.g. audacity) and then just record the songs from youtube, deezer etc.

And pretty much no loss in quality because it is all electronic. ^_^

Not that I have ever done that no. completely hypothetical.

Nameless
2009-06-01, 01:59 PM
And they said it would never catch on.

Here is a good trick for you peeps. Use a double ended jack, plug it into the headphones thing and the microphone thing, download some recording software, (e.g. audacity) and then just record the songs from youtube, deezer etc.

And pretty much no loss in quality because it is all electronic. ^_^

Not that I have ever done that no. completely hypothetical.

Uhhhh *glee* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys0hBEEM2Lo) :'D

Exeson
2009-06-01, 02:02 PM
Uhhhh *glee* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys0hBEEM2Lo) :'D

Ok. I am now officially just sitting here and mellowing...... duuuuude....... *takes puff of imaginary spliff*

Rawhide
2009-06-01, 02:17 PM
Actually, no. It would be converting it from digital to analogue and then back to digital. Or, more correctly, it would be uncompressing it from a lossy compressed audio format into a digital signal, then converting it to analogue, then converting it to digital, then compressing it in a lossy compressed audio format.

Exeson
2009-06-01, 02:27 PM
Actually, no. It would be converting it from digital to analogue and then back to digital. Or, more correctly, it would be uncompressing it from a lossy compressed audio format into a digital signal, then converting it to analogue, then converting it to digital, then compressing it in a lossy compressed audio format.

Gah! techno babble! ^_^ I'm pretty computer illiterate. All I know is that there is not much loss in quality, either that or i don't really have a good ear for quality of music. Both of which are most likely true.

Rawhide
2009-06-01, 02:48 PM
lossy compression = compression that loses quality, mp3 for example
lossless compression = compression that does not lose quality
digital audio = audio stored digitally (i.e. in a computer format), examples include CDs and WAV files. There is actually a bit of a loss of quality converting from analogue to uncompressed digital, but once it's in an uncompressed digital format, it will always remain the same quality as long as it stays in an uncompressed or lossless compressed digital format
analogue audio = audio stored or broadcast in an analogue signal, this signal degrades the further it has to travel and every time you rerecord it, examples include tape cassettes and radio

Basically, you're converting it from a signal that has already been degraded several times to a signal that degrades over distance, then you're degrading the signal again several times to convert it back and then compress it again.

About the only reason it doesn't sound like a radio signal is because it only has to travel as far as the cable, but you've still made a lot of redundant steps and lost quality.

Supagoof
2009-06-01, 02:48 PM
Actually, no. It would be converting it from digital to analogue and then back to digital. Or, more correctly, it would be uncompressing it from a lossy compressed audio format into a digital signal, then converting it to analogue, then converting it to digital, then compressing it in a lossy compressed audio format.
Heh - I get it. Good stuff.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-01, 05:43 PM
Mrmud, how did it go yesterday?

Last night went great, she was feeling sick too! (Score!... Sort of... :smalleek::smalltongue:).

But today was... not as good. The school accused me of plagiarizing an extra-circular poem that I wrote. Which is totally BS, giving the teacher and I were joking around when I thought of it. First of all: Why would I plagiarize something I did for fun? Secondly, what kind of self-righteous parent needs to call in and report something that they think might even be CLOSE to plagiarizing? God. People. :smallmad:.

Coidzor
2009-06-01, 05:44 PM
@Mr Mudd^: What's this now? So did you just write up the poem on a whim after getting the inspiration to do it from a conversation with said teacher and share it in class or sommat? Or did you submit it to some kind of literary magazine in your school?

How'd it get exposed to parental scrutiny? :smallconfused:

Which may or may not render the exercise completely futile and the resulting product unenjoyable. Might depend on the original quality being recorded, though I imagine if someone was going to all of that trouble they could find sommat to record the data being sent to their hardware's audio.

But then I might have an optimistic view of how things actually work and a pessimistic view of what programs have been produced that can be obtained relatively easily for such purposes or at least adapted to such purposes.

So I'm excited that I might be trying my hand at DMing a bit over this summer. And I've found, much to my chagrin, that as time goes by and I become used to my adult body, I can't take as much of the heat of summer as I used to be able to even a few years ago during my adolescence. :smallfrown:

Alteran
2009-06-01, 06:55 PM
@Mr Mudd^: What's this about an extra circular poem? I've never really heard of circular poetry before, so I'm intrigued.


I think he means extra-curricular poetry.

Jkoshe
2009-06-01, 07:13 PM
Ooh, that sucks Mr. Mud. Chances are you teacher will stick up for you though, after all it's not many students who do assignments for fun. :smallwink:

Weeeeee I have a nameless on my IM list now.

Coidzor
2009-06-01, 08:52 PM
Well I feel like an ass. d'oh.

...How is everyone getting Nameless's IM? And why is this such an event?:smallconfused:

Jkoshe
2009-06-01, 09:12 PM
His public profile. It's an event because it's something to talk about and everyone likes him. :smallwink: :smallredface:

Phase
2009-06-01, 10:03 PM
Well I feel like an ass. d'oh.

If you feel like an ass, feel like a happy one, at least. Try not to stray into Eeyore territory.

Coidzor
2009-06-01, 10:20 PM
Oh god the people who love that character far too much for his or their own good always creep me out. I roomed with a guy like that, and while I love him to death, sometimes the outlooks he expressed just made my heart sick, and I've actually been on some of those medications.

Eeyore and his ilk are a problematic lot, since it seems the only way to truly improve their lot and life is to mindrape them as per the spell. :smallannoyed:

Recaiden
2009-06-01, 10:23 PM
only way to truly improve their lot and life is to mindrape them as per the spell. :smallannoyed:

That's a dangerous sentiment there Coidz. Sure, it starts helping terminally depressed people, but where does it end?

Phase
2009-06-01, 10:27 PM
That's a dangerous sentiment there Coidz. Sure, it starts helping terminally depressed people, but where does it end?

Is there such thing as mindburning? Because than we could put it all together and make mindpillaging. Then we'd have to stop.

Recaiden
2009-06-01, 10:29 PM
Yeah, but it's less literal. So that's no good. It's to help your brain, not set it on fire.

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 02:02 AM
That's a dangerous sentiment there Coidz. Sure, it starts helping terminally depressed people, but where does it end?

Indeed, and then come the arguments that you're actually killing them and replacing them with different people.

Sort of why I think something like eugenics would be good in theory, because who doesn't want to have humanity become kickass and free of ****-move diseases like Huntington's and at least more cancer resistant, but, y'know, kinda involves some morally undesirable and messy things to put it mildly.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 06:55 AM
I have a question for any and all musicians of any skill level:

Do key changes make you inexplicably happy? I've just listened to two songs with key changes in them, one a major song, the other a minor, and in both incidents, a quiet, usually timid voice in my head said, "Yay! Key change!" (In that colour. :smalltongue:)

Happy really isn't the best word to use here, since this personified feeling exclaims its love of key changes even in the most depressing of songs written in minor keys.

...It's a key change. I must be crazy. And enjoying it, admittedly.

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-02, 07:05 AM
Find a Shadowrun RPG book and page through the pictures?

This is the best Idea I've had ont he subject and have a sketchy, lower-tek style costume in mah head.
It involves a one-sleeved trenchcoat.

Nameless
2009-06-02, 07:40 AM
I just just had a Chock-Ice.
I tasted bad.
._.

EDIT: And now I feel ill. >.<

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 07:54 AM
To All about my poem that was considered 'plagiarized': I had to write a poem for some sort of literary magazine in which every student must put in one or two little drawing, and one or two poems... I had three poems in there, mainly because the third is was a haiku (Fairly small, and It looked nice where it was) that I wrote on the stop. The principal is trying to say I read it and then remember it subconsciously. Which I'm fairly sure I didn't, but then again it's subconsciously. :smallannoyed:. I wouldn't know if I did or not, thus it's not cheating? I think it's extreme serendipity and that's it, but the school of course won't be pleased, as my temper as esclated the entire problem..:


*riiiiiiiing.... riiiiiiing*
Me: Hello?
Principal: Hello, Joe? It's Mrs. [name]. I'm calling about your Odyssey poem... there appears to be a poem very much like your on the internet. I excepted as much from you...
Me: I'm flabbergasted. I wrote that poem myself... MR. [name] will attest to that...
Principal: Frankly, I don't care, we are going to forget this happened, but you are going to have to come in and clean the school Thursday and Friday all day.
[....]
Me: The only way I'll be in school Thursday and Friday is in handcuffs.
*click*

Bad idea, yes? :smallannoyed::smallfrown:.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 07:59 AM
Plagarism is plagarism whether it was intentional or not according to the laws. Normally I'd say that whomever is accusing you of plagarism would actually have to prove did it, but then I remembered you're in High School where the burden of proof is determined by how much the parents complain :smallsigh:

You're completely in the right to stand up for yourself, especially over something like this.

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-02, 08:01 AM
Could you perhaps demand information as to where the poem was supposedly cribbed from?

Philistine
2009-06-02, 08:03 AM
I have a question for any and all musicians of any skill level:

Do key changes make you inexplicably happy? I've just listened to two songs with key changes in them, one a major song, the other a minor, and in both incidents, a quiet, usually timid voice in my head said, "Yay! Key change!" (In that colour. :smalltongue:)

Happy really isn't the best word to use here, since this personified feeling exclaims its love of key changes even in the most depressing of songs written in minor keys.

...It's a key change. I must be crazy. And enjoying it, admittedly.

Key changes = good. Tempo changes = better (see: "The Lemon Song" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpcLp-DwWUQ)). Time signature changes = best (see: "Money" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkhX5W7JoWI)).

Who's crazy now, huh? Huh?

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 08:04 AM
So the principal already had a vendetta against you?

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the support Cristo.

It just doesn't seem fair that, because I wrote a poem similar to one found on the internet, that is so vastly large, I don't have a metaphor to use here, I am a cheater. If it's not graded, and it's not going to change the outcome of the page either way, why should it matter if it resembles a poem that I unknowingly copied, and if I were to plagiarize, why would I do it here? Realistically, one might on a very large thesis or something, but a 3 line poem is just illogical. That doesn't mean however, I'm saying "I stead but it's different" Or "If I did cheat it doesn't matter". It does matter. But the logic behind their arguments is complete bogus.

And yes, Coid, it seems that way :smallfrown:.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:09 AM
The logic behind their arguments is "let's sweep this away because someone's complaining and won't shut up until we do something." I mean, they had to find out about the internet poem somehow. Once it's brought to their attention they have to do something about it.

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 08:12 AM
Weird, you'd think you'd be a primary suspect in the case of who it was that ran over his cat or something to get an opening line like that....

Very odd and unprofessional calling you at your home and speaking to you like that. Rather suspicious on his part, even.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 08:15 AM
I agree, but they don't have to automatically assume I'm gulity when I have a spotless academic record... Save for a suspension a long time ago, but that has nothing to do with my character regarding plagiarism.

Let's say you wrote the poem:

The red duck swims near the pasture.

I wrote:

The blue duck floats through the meander, near the pasture.

I've never seen your poem before... and since they are both such simple concepts, would this be cheating or plagiarizing? I still put all the effort into writing my poem, and although it resembles yours, it was my concepts, in the ways it differs.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 08:17 AM
All I have to say on the matter is this: people who are in a position of authority or power and abuse it, in any way, are despicable. Principals, teachers, police, dictators, whatever. Believe it or not, there are only so many ways the words of the English language and be rearranged. The posibilities are NOT infinite. So, the likelihood of you writing something that is in some way similar to something else already out there is more likely than NOT. Also, agreed, the Internet is nearly boundless. You can find damn near anything on it - including something you want to make someone feel bad about. If it was a big deal, they would do something about it. It's clearly not, as instead they are trying to get you to come clean the school - I mean, come on. Really?

Stick to your guns, Mud. Defend yourself.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:21 AM
I agree, but they don't have to automatically assume I'm gulity when I have a spotless academic record... Save for a suspension a long time ago, but that has nothing to do with my character regarding plagiarism.

Let's say you wrote the poem:

The red duck swims near the pasture.

I wrote:

The blue duck floats through the meander, near the pasture.

I've never seen your poem before... and since they are both such simple concepts, would this be cheating or plagiarizing? I still put all the effort into writing my poem, and although it resembles yours, it was my concepts, in the ways it differs.

Like I said before, you're well within your rights to demand that they actually prove you plagarised. They actually have to show what you copied, otherwise you're only taking ideas, which is sometimes in rather poor taste but isn't illegal. There's a reason that many colleges have a full-on trial system for determining if someone plagarised a paper. It is a hell of a lot more complicated than "hey, these two works are sorta similiar."

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 08:23 AM
All I have to say on the matter is this: people who are in a position of authority or power and abuse it, in any way, are despicable. Principals, teachers, police, dictators, whatever. Believe it or not, there are only so many ways the words of the English language and be rearranged. The posibilities are NOT infinite. So, the likelihood of you writing something that is in some way similar to something else already out there is more likely than NOT. Also, agreed, the Internet is nearly boundless. You can find damn near anything on it - including something you want to make someone feel bad about. If it was a big deal, they would do something about it. It's clearly not, as instead they are trying to get you to come clean the school - I mean, come on. Really?

Stick to your guns, Mud. Defend yourself.

Hundred and Ten percent agreed. And if I DO go in in handcuffs, I'll be sure to where my Megadeth Tee shirt, which is a flaming skull surrounded in bullets... Or all of my black metal corpse paint and leather jacket with spikes :smalltongue:.

But seriously, this is such an abuse of power, she should be reprimanded by people that can abuse THEIR powers on her (E.G. The school board). Hopefully, this ends peacefully.

Cristo: Agreed. I didn't even take the idea though, unless subconsciously, but even that I'm not really at fault because I still put all the effort into writing it. I didn't cut any corners, and I didn't falsify any records, or lie to anyone. I wrote a literary work that resembles another one that is actually published. So automatically I am at fault. :smallannoyed:.

I guess I shouldn't have said that on the phone to her though... While awesome, it created unnecessary conflict.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:32 AM
I hate to come across as defending the administration when they're being lazy (and make no mistake, they're being lazy here), but it seems like they're already trying to keep it from becoming a big deal by essentially offering you a plea bargain. Considering how seriously schools normally take plagarism, think about what the punishment would be if you actually had done it. It's usually an auto-fail for the class at least.


Cristo: Agreed. I didn't even take the idea though, unless subconsciously, but even that I'm not really at fault because I still put all the effort into writing it. I didn't cut any corners, and I didn't falsify any records, or lie to anyone. I wrote a literary work that resembles another one that is actually published. So automatically I am at fault. :smallannoyed:.

I guess I shouldn't have said that on the phone to her though... While awesome, it created unnecessary conflict.

Which is why you're right to defend yourself against the accusation. They're wrong to assume guilt.

Who's actually complaining? Another student or a teacher?

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 08:38 AM
True, Mr. Meyers. Very true. However, the opening bit of the conversation was something like, "I would expect this kind of thing from you." And if Mud is being honest and has a clean record, why would someone say that? It seems like, with that state of mind, there is or was something else going on. And people that...petty...might or might not purposely seek out something to gripe about. Gods know, I had a terrible ex. If I could have found ANYthing to make trouble for them, I can guarantee that I would have looked for it and made a big deal about it.

Then again, bitter Dirky is bitter and hateful. And irrational. :smallbiggrin:

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 08:43 AM
I'm rather curious about how this all came about myself. Since it seems a bit odd that she would read through the entire thing and decide to run a plagiarism check herself for every entry or even just every entry from Mr. Mud, especially since the compilation has nothing to do with the actual completion of a course.

Doesn't even have the excuse of looking out for the school's rep as a matter of course due to it not attempting to winnow out submissions.

So who's nagging her is just.... :smallconfused:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:44 AM
True, Mr. Meyers. Very true. However, the opening bit of the conversation was something like, "I would expect this kind of thing from you." And if Mud is being honest and has a clean record, why would someone say that?

Because she's(?) a rude, obnoxious tart that is annoyed that she even has to deal with something this stupid?


It seems like, with that state of mind, there is or was something else going on. And people that...petty...might or might not purposely seek out something to gripe about.

If that were the case I'd bet she'd go for a hell of a lot more than "clean the school." Students get expelled for plagarism.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 08:45 AM
Nah you aren't coming across that way, and I see your point. I agree with it, and would have been super gracious to accept it if I did cheat...


Which is why you're right to defend yourself against the accusation. They're wrong to assume guilt.

Who's actually complaining? Another student or a teacher?

An older sibling, apparently, was like "Hey I see-ed that before!" and the parents phoned it in :smallfrown:. But I have to get gonig the air condition man is here and I'll be back in 20.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:53 AM
An older sibling, apparently, was like "Hey I see-ed that before!" and the parents phoned it in :smallfrown:. But I have to get gonig the air condition man is here and I'll be back in 20.

Parents. Of course :smallsigh:

I bet the administration is treating this a lot more like you are than you think. But we're dealing with a parental complaint, they can't just sweep it away. They either have to do a full investigation (which, to them, is a petty misuse of time and resources) or just come up with an arbitrary punishment and then say "there, we did something about it. Go away."

Unfortunately, they picked the wrong kind of issue to do this with. Plagarism is serious. Accusations of plagarism are serious. If you didn't do anything wrong (and I don't think you did) then stand up for yourself.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 08:54 AM
Because she's(?) a rude, obnoxious tart that is annoyed that she even has to deal with something this stupid?

If that were the case I'd bet she'd go for a hell of a lot more than "clean the school." Students get expelled for plagarism.

Exactly. Which is why I think it's just something personal and petty. Mud must have done something to upset her, pulled a prank or cut a class or something, and she's trying to get back at him. It's hard for me to imagine a sane, responsible adult acting this way.

If it were me and I really though something was plagarised, I'd be meeting with the teacher, researching the other article, meeting with the student and parents - there's a lot more that should go into it than "I don't like you and someone said they saw another similar haiku somewhere (come on - a HAIKU?!?!) so now I'm going to punish you because I don't have anything that can stand up to scrutiny". Ugh - I don't need to be this disgusted with the public education system this early in the morning.

She goes right up there on my list of people who should NOT be in charge of anyone. Ever. Gods, can you imagine if she were a prison warden? *shudder*

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-02, 08:58 AM
An older sibling, apparently, was like "Hey I see-ed that before!" and the parents phoned it in :smallfrown:. But I have to get gonig the air condition man is here and I'll be back in 20.

Can said older sibiling direct anyone to the location of said haiku?
Seriously, I'd want to see some evidence from the accuser if I was being accused of plagarisim.

E-v-i-d-e-n-c-e

Mauve Shirt
2009-06-02, 08:59 AM
*sigh* The internet provides many opportunities for teachers to accuse a student of plagiarism. I once got a bad grade because I "plagiarized" a clause from a sentence on a website I'd never been to.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 09:12 AM
Mr. Mud, have you tried finding out who phoned it in? You really shouldn't give up on this. I'd try to offer more in terms of support, but I'm running on very minimal sleep.

Just letting you know that you're in the right, and you should NOT have to go into school cleaning or anything, especially as this was extracurricular.
:smallmad:

EDIT: I'm still for key changes rather than time sig or tempo changes. Also, Robert Plant live is quite a thing to see.
EDIT2: Weird time sig stuff in Money. It seems to go one bar of 3/4 and then one of 4/4 for some time, then switches into 4/4 for a few bars. Confusing.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 09:15 AM
Mr. Mud, have you tried finding out who phoned it in? You really shouldn't give up on this. I'd try to offer more in terms of support, but I'm running on very minimal sleep.

Just letting you know that you're in the right, and you should NOT have to go into school cleaning or anything, especially as this was extracurricular.
:smallmad:


The problem is that it's still a school activity and thus has to follow the school rules/handbook/whatever. If someone had plagarised a paper for, say, the school chapter of 4-H or something they'd still have to answer to the school for it.

Rawhide
2009-06-02, 09:17 AM
It'd be funny if the person you plagiarised from was yourself.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 09:19 AM
The problem is that it's still a school activity and thus has to follow the school rules/handbook/whatever. If someone had plagarised a paper for, say, the school chapter of 4-H or something they'd still have to answer to the school for it.

Ah. He still didn't actually plagiarise anything. I hope.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 09:20 AM
Thanathos: There is evidence that there is a poem is on the internet that is related to mine, but there is zero evidence that I saw it. And it's not even word for word, although admittedly it does hinge around the same word and concept is similar.

Mauve: That sucks :smallfrown:. Sort of what is happening here actually, becasue it's not even a full line They say I copied. Just parts of it. :smallsigh:.

Cristo: Meh, my parents don't believe it's my work because they are so "similar". And I need them on my side on this... Gah, at least they can't be against me. Nobody knows what actually happened, sans for me, and my word is as good as any, since I don't have any breeches in character in my past... They just can't accept the coincidence. :smallmad:.

Dirk: I agree, she's as bad a principal as you can imagine... and She has no real reason to hate me other than my brother and cousin. (Both older than me). They let 3 pigs loose in the school as a senior prank, numbered "1, 3, and 4" and they were looking for "pig 2" for a week while the school was closed. Meanwhile my brother and cousin were at home, and the news didn't come out, until about 3 years later, that they did it. All blame goes to meeeeee :smallbiggrin:! (:smallannoyed:, worth it I suppose, but I mean STILL.)

Rand: See, they think I did though and there is no evidence that I did, except the likeness of both of them, and the only evidence on my side is my word. Which should be good in this case? But no one can really say what happened except me, but I'm being pushed away from this.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 09:24 AM
Thanathos: There is evidence that there is a poem is on the internet that is related to mine, but there is zero evidence that I saw it. And it's not even word for word, although admittedly it does hinge around the same word and concept is similar.

Mauve: That sucks :smallfrown:. Sort of what is happening here actually, becasue it's not even a full line They say I copied. Just parts of it. :smallsigh:.

Cristo: Meh, my parents don't believe it's my work because they are so "similar". And I need them on my side on this... Gah, at least they can't be against me. Nobody knows what actually happened, sans for me, and my word is as good as any, since I don't have any breeches in character in my past... They just can't accept the coincidence. :smallmad:.

Dirk: I agree, she's as bad a principal as you can imagine... and She has no real reason to hate me other than my brother and cousin. (Both older than me). They let 3 pigs loose in the school as a senior prank, numbered "1, 3, and 4" and they were looking for "pig 2" for a week while the school was closed. Meanwhile my brother and cousin were at home, and the news didn't come out, until about 3 years later, that they did it. All blame goes to meeeeee :smallbiggrin:! (:smallannoyed:, worth it I suppose, but I mean STILL.)

Rand: See, they think I did though and there is no evidence that I did, except the likeness of both of them, and the only evidence on my side is my word. Which should be good in this case? But no one can really say what happened except me, but I'm being pushed away from this.

Is this school or university? If it's school, get your parents to throw a fit. Demand evidence. Get the teacher you talked to side with you. Make more noisee than...

Gah. I hate how school works. I'm going to have a nap. :smallmad:

Quincunx
2009-06-02, 09:25 AM
Where is this magical happyland where people get expelled for plagiarism, because it certainly wasn't any school I ever set foot into.

Mrmud's case is not strong. A poem strikingly similar enough to be spied by a non-student can be justified as not drawing from the same pool of inspiration, but if it's one millimeter away from anonymous platitudes (and I would hope it would be, to be included in a magazine), defending it as coincidence to someone who isn't enmeshed in high school platitudes will be near-impossible. Perspective about high school, the underclassmen, and revenge plots thereof tends to snap into place five minutes after getting the diploma, so it's not terribly likely that this is delayed revenge. Your best defense is the shaming one of arguing that both poems were so hackneyed that anyone could've churned them out, and in this case, they did.

On the other hand, defending your reputation with your life (or with slamming down the phone on a principal) is excellent. Even I, who itch to drop the ban-hammer on a plagiarist, am given pause by that. Admit nothing.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-02, 09:27 AM
Is this school or university? If it's school, get your parents to throw a fit. Demand evidence. Get the teacher you talked to side with you. Make more noisee than...

Gah. I hate how school works. I'm going to have a nap. :smallmad:

It's a regular High School, and my parents are throwing a fit. At me. Since I already have like zero trust from them (for reasons I'd not like to go into), they are sort of in the middle on this one... Not really against me, but still pissed enough to punish me to the best of their ability. Have a good nap, though; I might have one too :smallbiggrin:. Filled with dreams of time signatures that are out of the norm.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 09:28 AM
Where is this magical happyland where people get expelled for plagiarism, because it certainly wasn't any school I ever set foot into.

There are a few universities that can expel a student for plagarism. I only said it can happen, not that it probably would. No one's getting expelled for a first offense, but someone that's dumb enough to try repeatedly and get caught...

Castaras
2009-06-02, 09:46 AM
I have a question for any and all musicians of any skill level:

Do key changes make you inexplicably happy? I've just listened to two songs with key changes in them, one a major song, the other a minor, and in both incidents, a quiet, usually timid voice in my head said, "Yay! Key change!" (In that colour. :smalltongue:)

Happy really isn't the best word to use here, since this personified feeling exclaims its love of key changes even in the most depressing of songs written in minor keys.

...It's a key change. I must be crazy. And enjoying it, admittedly.

Yes. But what makes me happiest is complicated time signatures.

See Apocalypse in 9/8 for more details. Not just in 9/8. :smallamused:

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 10:32 AM
Yup, still bizarre.

Now I'm even more interested in seeing the two pieces of writing and finding out what this other source was.

Thufir
2009-06-02, 11:17 AM
Yes. But what makes me happiest is complicated time signatures.

Have a listen to these guys. (http://www.bellowhead.co.uk/)
First song on the on-site jukebox. Figure out the time signatures. It's fun!
Also, they're awesome.

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 11:43 AM
I'm learning a song on the piano that switches between 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 6/8. :smallsigh: It's not THAT hard to play, but switching between counting 4/4 and 6/8 in particular is really annoying.

But sounds cool.


Randman: Yeah, key changes ARE happiness-inducing. :smallbiggrin:


My five-year-old brother made an insightful observation the other day:

"Guess what, Mem! I know how to tell when a song is about to end. You know how? I can tell when they start singing the same words over and over again that it will be over soon. I also can tell when they sing the same words in a different way [meaning, I think, a key change]."

He is very articulate.

Also: "Mem" is just his nickname for me and bears no resemblance whatsoever to my real name.

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 11:43 AM
Just wanted to say how awesome DeeRee is for making my new avatar! :smallbiggrin:

dish
2009-06-02, 12:06 PM
Just wanted to say how awesome DeeRee is for making my new avatar! :smallbiggrin:

It is, indeed, awesome.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:13 PM
Just wanted to say how awesome DeeRee is for making my new avatar! :smallbiggrin:

You look like how I imagine you look whenever we talked over MSN: a look of "why exactly am I talking to this jerk?" :smalltongue:

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 12:14 PM
You look like how I imagine you look whenever we talked over MSN: a look of "why exactly am I talking to this jerk?" :smalltongue:

Heh, you got a good point. I figured it was just me fussing over a tricky chapter that just won't end in a way I like.

On that note, why the hell aren't you on MSN more?

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:15 PM
Heh, you got a good point. I figured it was just me fussing over a tricky chapter that just won't end in a way I like.

On that note, why the hell aren't you on MSN more?

Because i'm usually either: a) drunk, b) working on 40K miniatures, or c) using the laptop in order to minimize potential distractions while writing because I am a lazy lazy man. :smalltongue:

randman22222
2009-06-02, 12:16 PM
Have a listen to these guys. (http://www.bellowhead.co.uk/)
First song on the on-site jukebox. Figure out the time signatures. It's fun!
Also, they're awesome.

What... Time... Sig.... That's into sixteenth notes, or something! :smalleek:

That or how bad I am with figuring out time signatures is starting to show. :smalltongue:

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 12:16 PM
Because i'm usually either: a) drunk, b) working on 40K miniatures, or c) using the laptop in order to minimize potential distractions while writing because I am a lazy lazy man. :smalltongue:

Heck man, you choose productivity over me? When my wife is out an entire week and I can actually socialize? :smalltongue:

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 12:17 PM
Just wanted to say how awesome DeeRee is for making my new avatar! :smallbiggrin:

You might wanna put that in your sig. It's the courteous thing to do after all.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:18 PM
Heck man, you choose productivity over me? When my wife is out an entire week and I can actually socialize? :smalltongue:

Generally speaking :smalltongue:

There's also Fallout 3, Space Empires 5, Night Watch, and probably at least one more that I'm forgetting...

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 12:19 PM
You might wanna put that in your sig. It's the courteous thing to do after all.

I already have a shout-out to her in my sig for the avvie... but the wording could be a bit better I suppose...

@Cristo: And I got C&C 3, Wing Commander Prophecy, Fallout 3, and Fable 2 but I still like chatting now and then. :smallwink:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:22 PM
@Cristo: And I got C&C 3, Wing Commander Prophecy, Fallout 3, and Fable 2 but I still like chatting now and then. :smallwink:

Oh yeah? Well I have a Rhino-Bug!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/3587737252_fd041088d8.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3587736702_c42ce4586c.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3592/3587736086_56993d33da.jpg?v=0

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 12:23 PM
Very Tzeentch, but it almost looks like a very well-made birthday cake. :smallamused:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:23 PM
Better'n it looked before...:smalltongue:

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 12:26 PM
I thought it was meant to be Nurgle... >_>

Needs more purple. And gold and octarine.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 12:29 PM
Oh. I forgot to mention. That nap sucked. I only had about an eighth of my covers, because I was so tired, I didn't bother to move the junk that littered my bed. I was barely asleep, and I hovered in and out of the dream state as if I were riding a horse with seizures. :smallsigh:

"But halfway home I changed my tune,
And when I saw my lonely room,
The mirror caught my eye.
When I sat down, I cried.

Big lie, small world
It was a big lie, small world" Weird dreams leaving me with a feeling akin to the mood/tone of that song. :S

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:36 PM
I thought it was meant to be Nurgle... >_>

Needs more purple. And gold and octarine.

It's a salvage job, pure and simple. The Rhino met with an unfortunate incident that resulted in needing a lot of green stuff to fix. Too much green stuff, actually. So I just did what I could to at least make it look daemon-possessed.

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 12:43 PM
It's a salvage job, pure and simple. The Rhino met with an unfortunate incident that resulted in needing a lot of green stuff to fix. Too much green stuff, actually. So I just did what I could to at least make it look daemon-possessed.

If you're gonna be doing salvage jobs, play Orks. :smallbiggrin: That would be why my Ork army is ferried about by open topped Predators and two tiered Land raiders. Also they had a Dreadnaught made from a helicopter kit (sadly smashed now)

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 12:46 PM
If you're gonna be doing salvage jobs, play Orks. :smallbiggrin: That would be why my Ork army is ferried about by open topped Predators and two tiered Land raiders. Also they had a Dreadnaught made from a helicopter kit (sadly smashed now)

I had a buddy way back when whose Ork Trukk was made from K-nexx (basically Legos). :smallbiggrin:

Ordinarily I would've just scrapped the Rhino for bitz, but it's my only Rhino right now.

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 01:19 PM
There are a few universities that can expel a student for plagarism. I only said it can happen, not that it probably would. No one's getting expelled for a first offense, but someone that's dumb enough to try repeatedly and get caught...

In most Britland universities any proven plagiarism (I'm talking about more than just a few phrases or one or two sentences) results in failure of that module, and possibly expulsion from the whole course and university.
For theses it's especially strict.

@Tooby: Little/Big Sister DeeRee rocks. Strangely, that's how I picture you a lot as well.

ION:
Fourth hot day has resulted in Curli being sunburnt. On her feet. At least I have cooling aftersun.
*cuddles bottle*
And I totally got in some revision too!
And I got to hang out with Favourite Aunt No. 1! Tomorrow we're off to the Mount.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 01:23 PM
In most Britland universities any proven plagiarism (I'm talking about more than just a few phrases or one or two sentences) results in failure of that module, and possibly expulsion from the whole course and university.
For theses it's especially strict.

I pretty sure that my alma mater could expel you for plagarism, I just don't think they ever went through on it.




ION:
Fourth hot day has resulted in Curli being sunburnt. On her feet. At least I have cooling aftersun.


Heh, I'm still peeling a bit from the sunburn I got on my vacation two weeks ago...

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 01:24 PM
Heh, I'm still peeling a bit from the sunburn I got on my vacation two weeks ago...

Ew. :smallyuk:

Well I went to sleep revised in the sun for most of today and I'm just dandy.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 01:26 PM
I cut school on my 16th birthday, fell asleep on the beach, and turned my head to the side. When I went back to school the next day, my face was half red and half white. I looked like Two-Face...if he was a dorky clown. Needless to say, I were busted.

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 01:26 PM
I had a buddy way back when whose Ork Trukk was made from K-nexx (basically Legos). :smallbiggrin:

Ordinarily I would've just scrapped the Rhino for bitz, but it's my only Rhino right now.

k-nex aren't legos! Legos are blocks (unless you count Bionicles, which are mostly balls and joints); k'nex consist of ribbed bars and lots of gears that snap together. They're more like Next Generation Tinker Toys.

:smalltongue:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 01:29 PM
k-nex aren't legos! Legos are blocks (unless you count Bionicles, which are mostly balls and joints); k'nex consist of ribbed bars and lots of gears that snap together. They're more like Next Generation Tinker Toys.

:smalltongue:

I wasn't going to assume that if I just said K'nex anyone would know what I'm talking about. :smalltongue:

Spending a year on a board where you tend to get curb-stopped for assuming that someone in another country knows what you're talking about when you're talking about something from your own country makes you cautious :smalltongue:

randman22222
2009-06-02, 01:30 PM
k-nex aren't legos! Legos are blocks (unless you count Bionicles, which are mostly balls and joints); k'nex consist of ribbed bars and lots of gears that snap together. They're more like Next Generation Tinker Toys.

:smalltongue:

I want to make some snarky, joking comment, but considering I know the difference as well, and still have a ton of Legoes (but not the k'nex), I think I'll keep my mouth shut. :smalltongue:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 01:32 PM
I wish I still had mine, they made great terrain pieces for Warhammer and other games...:smallfrown:

Groundhog
2009-06-02, 01:35 PM
I've still got my k'nex. Most of them have been built into a permanent structure though.

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 01:35 PM
Well I went to sleep revised in the sun for most of today and I'm just dandy.

Well you living as you do in London probably never even saw the sun all day. Only thick clouds of pollution and mucky muck muck like smog.
:smalltongue:
Furthermore, you sail. Of course you won't sunburn easily.

'Course, this sunburn'll turn out to be a tan and by tomorrow I'll be medium brown.
Next week I should be well done.
Then some god Up There or Down There will pick out the human steak to have with their Celestial or Demonic Rabbit Food.
It's what we get for living in the equivalent of a lobster tank I suppose.

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 01:36 PM
I want to make some snarky, joking comment, but considering I know the difference as well, and still have a ton of Legoes (but not the k'nex), I think I'll keep my mouth shut. :smalltongue:

...are you telling me I'm a dorky child? :smalltongue:

I have three younger brothers who keep the interest in it alive. I remember when I was ~12, the three older of us (I guess the youngest wasn't born yet) got together all our K'nex and legos and made a robot family with cars that really ran out of the K'nex and built them a giant house with the legos.

It was EPIC.

As Star Wars nerds, we also pretended to be Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin (...V.V we were about the right ages, okay?) and did crazy stuff with legos. I made a ship (the Bladewing) that we used to throw against a wall to prove it was indestructible. :smallbiggrin:

[/LEGO geek]

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 01:37 PM
As Star Wars nerds, we also pretended to be Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin (...V.V we were about the right ages, okay?) and did crazy stuff with legos. I made a ship (the Bladewing) that we used to throw against a wall to prove it was indestructible. :smallbiggrin:

[/LEGO geek]

I played legos at a time when the sets were very generic. I had the "Castle" set which was a generic fantasy setting (with a dragon and wizard lego-man!) :smallbiggrin:

Those were good times.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 01:38 PM
I wasn't going to assume that if I just said K'nex anyone would know what I'm talking about. :smalltongue:

*raises hand*
I woulda known. I had K'nex and Legos AND Erector Sets!


As Star Wars nerds, we also pretended to be Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin (...V.V we were about the right ages, okay?) and did crazy stuff with legos. I made a ship (the Bladewing) that we used to throw against a wall to prove it was indestructible.
I always said that if I ever had twins, I was naming them Jacen and Jaina. I would then explain to the not-Star-Wars-geek girl I was attempting to woo just WHERE I got the names from. And then she would stop calling. It happened a few times.

You'd think I would have taken the hint.

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 01:40 PM
I played legos at a time when the sets were very generic. I had the "Castle" set which was a generic fantasy setting (with a dragon and wizard lego-man!) :smallbiggrin:

Those were good times.

The first-ever Star Wars legos came out around the same time as Episode 1 did, 1999, when I was eight. We were IN LOVE WITH THEM. But the Bladewing was special because I made it completely from scratch. It weighed about five pounds...it was really dense.

Kaelaroth
2009-06-02, 01:40 PM
Well I went to sleep revised in the sun for most of today and I'm just dandy.

I did that in between working. 'twas luvverly.

Thanatos 51-50
2009-06-02, 01:41 PM
Wait, there are people that don't know what K'Nex are?
I had K'nex, I loved K'nex. More than LEGOs. By a fair few miles.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 01:42 PM
Wait, there are people that don't know what K'Nex are?
I had K'nex, I loved K'nex. More than LEGOs. By a fair few miles.

I just never assume that anything common in the U.S. is also common anywhere overseas.

randman22222
2009-06-02, 01:42 PM
...are you telling me I'm a dorky child? :smalltongue:

I have three younger brothers who keep the interest in it alive. I remember when I was ~12, the three older of us (I guess the youngest wasn't born yet) got together all our K'nex and legos and made a robot family with cars that really ran out of the K'nex and built them a giant house with the legos.

It was EPIC.

As Star Wars nerds, we also pretended to be Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin (...V.V we were about the right ages, okay?) and did crazy stuff with legos. I made a ship (the Bladewing) that we used to throw against a wall to prove it was indestructible. :smallbiggrin:

[/LEGO geek]

:smalleek: I did the same thing with the ships I made! They were cool... I wonder what happened to them. I also took Lego's X-Wing, and span in circles, letting inertia prove that their design was structurally inferior to mine. :smalltongue:

We didn't have enough k'nex to do anything fancy with them, but we'd make castles and houses and stuff from our Legoes.

Watch, tomorrow I bet I'll creep into my brother's room while he's at school, and steal all the Legoes back. :smalltongue:

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 02:03 PM
Man you people are crazy. It's Lego. Not legoes, or legos or whatevercrazythingyoucallit. Like sheep, or fish. Pah!

*sticks out tongue at Curly* Ain't no smog. How rude!

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 02:34 PM
Man you people are crazy. It's Lego. Not legoes, or legos or whatevercrazythingyoucallit. Like sheep, or fish. Pah!

*sticks out tongue at Curly* Ain't no smog. How rude!

*concurs with the first point*

Ha! As I'm too lazy to change my homepage from MSN I can tell you that Londinium is really smoggy. :smalltongue:
But it can be rude and true.

Upon reflection my sunburn is just my tan coming in quickly. I was only out for two (ish) hours today! Fine, three including my hour revising on the Oven That Is Actually The Doorstep.

I was actually going to save this until I'd seen the whole thing; but the confusion is too much. Here goes:
About a month ago Best Friend ordered me a virtual knifepoint (MSN conversation means it was virtually virtual too!) to watch Revolutionary Girl Utena. Checked it out on TV Tropes and I thought, sure why not.
I only really started during half term for fairly obvious reasons.
I am now on episode twenty nine of thirty nine.
Sure, the roses were everywhere, but that's symbolic, I can take it. Rebirth, love and so on. Absurdly powerful school councils? Easy! Practically an anime staple.
Fencing? Better than card games. Lots of stock footage - sure. Ceremonial though, this.
Upside down council, magical lifts to coucil rooms with mysterious visual metaphors (or something? Are they even real? They interact with them? I just saw her do that!) and strange Greek Chorus moments are . . . confusing. But I can take that. I certainly don't think I'll understand everything here.
Black roses?
O . . . kay . . . just Fencing II. Ah. There's the stock footage back.
Coffins? Whu'?
Implied incest? Twincest? Implied twincest? Love triangles? Never seen so much of it before in one show, but I can handle - wait what.
He slept with - but didn't he, whith her? And him? But isn't she with her who's with him? But he's with him too? And she loves her, who blatantly loves the other female main character. No subtext there.
But now she wants him who wants everyone, and has slept with the manwhore (pardon my Klatchian) and where does this purple haired man come into it?!
And now they sleep together on the same bed? Is it even a bed? But holding hands and gazing into eyes - when did her short hair get that long?!! ANd she so just slept with her brother. ANd her 'girlfriend' (unrequited?) is just next door?
And brother loves 'girlfriend'?
CARS?!
WHY ARE THERE CARS! Sure, I guess it's just a metapor for the journey and - why can this car drive itself and magically unfasten the shirts of bishie men? Some of whom now also have miraculously long hair? (Untangled as well)
How can the cars drive into the school? There's no way it can fit through the doors? Why doesn't anyone ever mention this to anyone? - And now this twin is sleeping with him?
Can't they even remember being almost abducted? And why don't they react to someone else (a loved one? I don't know) being in the same car knowing all this secret stuff?
And now their step - mother - to - be is her?! But there's no way?
And what is this with the girl butt monkey and the episode with the cow?! Does she become one or is it psychological? Or something? And the EGG?!
Is she really that stupid?
Doesn't she know anything? And she tolerates this nine (ish) year old boy who does all her homework so is presumably more of a genius than normal for this school but stalks her utterly?
HOW DID THE CARS GET ONTO THIS OTHER MAGICAL TOWER underneath the upside down revolving castle? Why does noone comment on this? How can they drive on walls?

It's saying something when the escaped boxing kangaroo (in a school), two escaped horses (both on separate occasions), the bull, the cow episode, the egg episode and the Freaky Friday episode, not to mention this miniature mouse - monkey - purple - type - thing barely even get a rating on the What - The - Hell - O - Meter.
Or all the disappeared parents (does noone have any parents), or the sopa opera style love with an incurabl illness setting out to make her (he reciprocates her feelings) utterly despise him during his last week alive.
Or the freaky second transformation scene. Why does she disappear but not her clothes? Why does she then appear (from the back) buck naked and then reclothe herself? Why does a rose tree grow out of her old uniform?
WHY?!
WHY EVERYTHING?!!

TV Tropes has it right. Mind. Screw.
Utterly.
And everything. Everything. Is. Symbolic.
Turned up to eleven.
[/disbelieving insane and disjointed rant of confusion]

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 02:39 PM
Curly, it's easy. The show is just weird.

That's really all that you need to sum it up.

And yes, I have seen it.

Dr. Bath
2009-06-02, 02:41 PM
Well it's been blue skies all day. Who do you believe, MSN or me? don't answer that...

Also: Harpsichords are super great. I am yet to hear a song that is not improved by gratuitous harpsichord use.

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 02:43 PM
Curly, it's easy. The show is just weird.

That's really all that you need to sum it up.

And yes, I have seen it.

I can do weird easily. I can understand it, or at least enjoy it, but this is rapid - fire buh? and far too much of it all at once.

P.S. The YouTube link: awesome. I've had some chats moderately similar to that. Pratchett says (paraphrased): "This [or any] language was evolved to scream defiance at other monkeys in another tree. It's a wonder we can understand one another at all."
I agree.

EDIT:
@Bath: HOw about a compromise? Where you were it was blue skies. Most the rest of Londinium was under smog the likes of which have never been seen before outside a film or book set in Victorian London?

Erothayce
2009-06-02, 03:01 PM
So does anyone else cycle regularly? Just kind of curious as i ride every day and I was wondering if anyone else knew the boundless joy of spending time outside gaining freakishly muscular legs while having fun.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-02, 03:04 PM
I love love love cycling. Unfortunately, my bike is...deaded....at the moment, so I am unable to ride just now. I do have to say that it is probably my favorite form of exercise.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 03:06 PM
I can do weird easily. I can understand it, or at least enjoy it, but this is rapid - fire buh? and far too much of it all at once.


Never seen it, and now I'm not entirely sure I want to. Anime shouldn't give me headaches...

...though now I want to watch Witch Hunter Robin for some reason...

Neko Toast
2009-06-02, 03:08 PM
I love love love cycling. Unfortunately, my bike is...deaded....at the moment, so I am unable to ride just now. I do have to say that it is probably my favorite form of exercise.

I'd argue that swimming is more enjoyable, but not everyone knows how to swim. Biking, on the other hand, you'd have to be pretty sheltered to not know how to do it. So biking is second best.

Recaiden
2009-06-02, 03:15 PM
Really? I only know 1 person who can't swim, and I thought of it as something almost everyone knew, like biking. Maybe it's not as common in other places.

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 03:26 PM
P.S. The YouTube link: awesome. I've had some chats moderately similar to that. Pratchett says (paraphrased): "This [or any] language was evolved to scream defiance at other monkeys in another tree. It's a wonder we can understand one another at all."
I agree.


In case anyone was wondering, This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKFW5OkJb4U&feature=related) is the clip from the movie Waking Life that I showed Curly.

Very deep movie. It should be required viewing of ALL intelligent human beings.

Erothayce
2009-06-02, 03:47 PM
Swimming is fun and all but it's not too fun in the middle of winter or when it's cold. Cycling on the other can be done year around by throwing a jacket on. As my sig shows i LOVE cycling. Where I live a cool little thing just ended called May is Bike Month. The goal is to reach 1 million miles collectively by pledging miles and then reaching them. It's been happening for the last 4 years around here and this year it broke 1.25 million miles. I pledged 300 miles but ended up going over which is great.

On a side note does anyone else ride a fixed gear?

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 03:52 PM
Never seen it, and now I'm not entirely sure I want to. Anime shouldn't give me headaches...

...though now I want to watch Witch Hunter Robin for some reason...

You don't want to see Utena if you value your mind. It's really good, but about five inches thick in symbolism.
And the car must be a metaphor for sex or something. The camera practically zooms up his crotch being panning across the chest (recall! Magically undone shirts that weren't undone one second ago) and ending on his face.
Don't watch Utena.

Witch Hunter Robin? Never heard of it. Is it good?

@Recaiden: Everyone I know, apart from babies can swim. Or at least knows how to. But I live by the sea, on a small island. It's only natural that we know right?

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 04:04 PM
Witch Hunter Robin? Never heard of it. Is it good?


I know I like it, but I seem to very rarely come across anyone that's ever seen it. Strange, since the entire series was on Adult Swim back in the day.

TwoBitWriter
2009-06-02, 04:18 PM
I know I like it, but I seem to very rarely come across anyone that's ever seen it. Strange, since the entire series was on Adult Swim back in the day.

It, like most anime, was terrible.

Really, I had come to expect more from you, Cristo. :smalltongue:

Quincunx
2009-06-02, 04:18 PM
. . .That is no mindscrew at all. Heavily symbolic works in any format are just algebra in another form. Here a rose (and hoo boy can you fill a book with all the things they symbolize), there an X, it's all the same in the end.

I will, however, agree that whoever is responsible for Excel Saga was mainlining magic mushrooms.

Nameless
2009-06-02, 04:28 PM
It, like most anime, was terrible.

Really, I had come to expect more from you, Cristo. :smalltongue:

You wanna see a terrible anime? Watch Loveless.
I swear, it's like the Twilight of Anime/Manga. :smalleek:

CurlyKitGirl
2009-06-02, 04:31 PM
. . .That is no mindscrew at all. Heavily symbolic works in any format are just algebra in another form. Here a rose (and hoo boy can you fill a book with all the things they symbolize), there an X, it's all the same in the end.

I will, however, agree that whoever is responsible for Excel Saga was mainlining magic mushrooms.

How about:
Utena was crazily symbolic and all those layers (I know there's at least eight because those ones I figured out myself) can make it really hard going and downright confusing at times?

Excel Saga is just mad. I don't know what combination the makers of that were on, but it must have inolved both LSD and magic mushrooms. And cocaine.
Still good though.

Groundhog
2009-06-02, 05:12 PM
So does anyone else cycle regularly? Just kind of curious as i ride every day and I was wondering if anyone else knew the boundless joy of spending time outside gaining freakishly muscular legs while having fun.

I used to. Then I developed chondromalacia patella. *sobs*

Alteran
2009-06-02, 05:53 PM
So does anyone else cycle regularly? Just kind of curious as i ride every day and I was wondering if anyone else knew the boundless joy of spending time outside gaining freakishly muscular legs while having fun.

I used to. I had a wonderful bike, and it was stolen about a year and a half ago. I still haven't gotten a new one yet, but I plan to do so soon.

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 06:39 PM
'Course, this sunburn'll turn out to be a tan and by tomorrow I'll be medium brown.
Next week I should be well done.
Then some god Up There or Down There will pick out the human steak to have with their Celestial or Demonic Rabbit Food.
It's what we get for living in the equivalent of a lobster tank I suppose.

At least it's not the petting zoo of bestiality that it once was.. :/

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 07:58 PM
It, like most anime, was terrible.

Really, I had come to expect more from you, Cristo. :smalltongue:

A) No, you didn't :smalltongue:

B) The day I ask your opinion about anime is the day I read Twilight and enjoy it. :smalltongue:

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 08:11 PM
A) No, you didn't :smalltongue:

B) The day I ask your opinion about anime is the day I read Twilight and enjoy it. :smalltongue:

Is this a challenge? :smallbiggrin:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 08:29 PM
To what? Read Twilight?

No thanks. Think I'd rather sit in a bathtub full of scissors.

Neko Toast
2009-06-02, 08:35 PM
To what? Read Twilight?

No thanks. Think I'd rather sit in a bathtub full of scissors.

Don't turn it down so quickly, Cristo. It could be good for some good laughs. I personally want to read the first one just to laugh at the stupidity.

Besides, I've read worse. I'd like to see you read all 44 chapters of My Immortal (http://myimmortalrehost.webs.com/).

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-02, 09:25 PM
It's rare enough that I have the time to sit down and actually read a book, so I'm definitely not going to waste it on that drivel.

Speaking of reading, Day Watch is calling me.

Recaiden
2009-06-02, 10:14 PM
To what? Read Twilight?

No thanks. Think I'd rather sit in a bathtub full of scissors.

Sure, why not? Really, it's so bad, that it's good, and it's easy to see so.

Rutskarn
2009-06-02, 10:16 PM
It's rare enough that I have the time to sit down and actually read a book, so I'm definitely not going to waste it on that drivel.

Speaking of reading, Day Watch is calling me.

Can't be as good as Night Watch.

Dragonrider
2009-06-02, 10:18 PM
I read it.

There were moments that captured my attention, a couple that even made me think "this is a good scene", but the majority of it was laughable. In every single scene of Edward's, she spent at least a paragraph describing his appearance and how perfect (using that exact word) he was.

BARF.

I tried to read number two, got about a third of the way through, and said, "screw this". It was even worse, were that possible.

Phase
2009-06-02, 10:23 PM
Besides, I've read worse. I'd like to see you read all 44 chapters of My Immortal (http://myimmortalrehost.webs.com/).

Ah, the endless pit of laughter and frivolity that is terribad fanfic. It's no Full Life Consequences, but "good" enough.

Sneak
2009-06-02, 10:37 PM
Can't be as good as Night Watch.

True dat.

In any case, I've just got one more exam...and then...freedom. :smallamused:

Coidzor
2009-06-02, 11:16 PM
They can take our Sneaks, but they'll take our sense of ironically enjoying things when we're even misusing the word IRONY!

*sniffles* Sneak, I just wanted to let you know, Good Luck, we're all counting on you.

Phase
2009-06-02, 11:29 PM
*sniffles* Sneak, I just wanted to let you know, Good Luck, we're all counting on you.

We're wishing Sneak luck? What is it?

Rutskarn
2009-06-02, 11:32 PM
We're wishing Sneak luck? What is it?

It's success brought about primarily by chance, but that's not important right now.

Phase
2009-06-03, 12:00 AM
Wow, Rutskarn. What a perfectly crafted and anticipated response!

Arrgh, can't sleep, and JoCo's Mandlebrot Set stuck in my head. :smallsigh:

Coidzor
2009-06-03, 12:38 AM
Great, now I can't sleep and want to stick some JoCo in my head.:smallannoyed:

:smalltongue: Sorry to hear that though, Phase. At least it's not bad music!

Anyone ever had strouganouff here before? It's like a stew, right? ...So how bad is it that my favorite way to eat it is off of large, thick pieces of pan-fried bread?

Philistine
2009-06-03, 03:56 AM
Like stew? Ummm... I don't think so, unless I've been doing it wrong for a very long time. It's usually (in my experience, at least) served over noodles, but I could see it working with bread. Sounds pretty good, in fact.


@VV: How do you determine whether a given foodstuff is "stewy enough" to serve on bread? Does it turn into a Family Guy marathon in your mouth?

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-03, 07:07 AM
Can't be as good as Night Watch.

Depends on which Night Watch you're talking about. Pratchett's Night Watch, haven't read it. The Night Watch that's the book before Day Watch...I haven't gotten far enough into Day Watch to make a comparison yet.

Dirk Kris
2009-06-03, 07:24 AM
Anyone ever had strouganouff here before? It's like a stew, right? ...So how bad is it that my favorite way to eat it is off of large, thick pieces of pan-fried bread?

I have, and love it. I make a variety with potatoes in it. AND your preferred metod of eating it is wonderful. It's how I eat beef stew or anything else suitably...stewy enough, slathered over some bread. Mmmmmm.

lord of kobolds
2009-06-03, 10:10 AM
Can't be as good as Night Watch.

Night Watch is probably Pratchett's finest work, whatever you say.

Recaiden
2009-06-03, 10:20 AM
No, strouganouff is great on bread. As long as you have mushrooms.

Castaras
2009-06-03, 11:28 AM
Night Watch is probably Pratchett's finest work, whatever you say.

QFT.

Night Watch, Maskerade, and Thief of Time are my favourites. Probably in that order.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-03, 01:18 PM
First things first, w00t! Today was awesome. I went through my History exams like a bat out of hell, and then French, didn't go quite as well but still not bad (I think). And now I don't have any more exams for another week, yay!

I hope you all had wonderful days too. How are you lovely people?

Sub_Zero
2009-06-03, 02:03 PM
First things first, w00t! Today was awesome. I went through my History exams like a bat out of hell, and then French, didn't go quite as well but still not bad (I think). And now I don't have any more exams for another week, yay!

I hope you all had wonderful days too. How are you lovely people?

I'm good thanks. My history exam went ok as well, but I forgot who Hindenburg was and so was talking about some German war hero dude by accident, but it's not like I'll lose marks for it. Also, I was in a breeze and as freezing throughout the whole exam. But I think I still did fairly well

Castaras
2009-06-03, 02:24 PM
Heh, my history exam was awesome.

We got questions like "What were the military restrictions placed on germany in the treaty of versailles?" "Was the treaty of versailles fair to the germans?"

Haruki-kun
2009-06-03, 02:29 PM
Heh, my history exam was awesome.

We got questions like "What were the military restrictions placed on germany in the treaty of versailles?" "Was the treaty of versailles fair to the germans?"

<.<

Mine included questions like "Match the artistic movement on the left column with its description on the right."

Can we trade? :smalltongue:

Nameless
2009-06-03, 02:30 PM
Heh, my history exam was awesome.

We got questions like "What were the military restrictions placed on germany in the treaty of versailles?" "Was the treaty of versailles fair to the germans?"

I remember getting those questions for my sats. o.O
I loved History, I was good at it to. Couldn't take it for my GCSE's though.

Anyway well done! :D

Recaiden
2009-06-03, 02:30 PM
First things first, w00t! Today was awesome. I went through my History exams like a bat out of hell, and then French, didn't go quite as well but still not bad (I think). And now I don't have any more exams for another week, yay!

I hope you all had wonderful days too. How are you lovely people?

Pretty good, thanks. I did have to go buy clothes.:smallyuk: Because I have nothing "semi-formal". My history exam was like a moth ago, and was surprisingly easy.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-03, 02:30 PM
I'm good thanks. My history exam went ok as well, but I forgot who Hindenburg was and so was talking about some German war hero dude by accident, but it's not like I'll lose marks for it. Also, I was in a breeze and as freezing throughout the whole exam. But I think I still did fairly well

Hindenburg - President of the Reichstag, opposed Hitler, died at some point in the early 1930s (1932/1933).

We had that question, but the caption on the picture above said "President Hindenburg". It sort of gave the answer away. :smallbiggrin:

It's'all good then.

French exam did not quite go so well. I'm meant to be aiming for a B, I think I'll be lucky to get a C. :smallfrown:

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-03, 02:31 PM
Pretty good, thanks. I did have to go buy clothes.:smallyuk: Because I have nothing "semi-formal". My history exam was like a moth ago, and was surprisingly easy.

Heh, wait until semi-formal becomes formal, or worse yet, business...:smallyuk:

Recaiden
2009-06-03, 02:33 PM
Heh, wait until semi-formal becomes formal, or worse yet, business...:smallyuk:

:smalleek: Well at least there you know it's something you don't want to be wearing.

Cristo Meyers
2009-06-03, 02:35 PM
:smalleek: Well at least there you know it's something you don't want to be wearing.

The tie eventually comes for us all...

...insidious, evil, serpent-like...just waiting for the right moment to wrap itself around your neck and hang there...

Least you got to shop for clothes by yourself...LadyMeyers insists on making these things a group activity...

unstattedCommoner
2009-06-03, 02:39 PM
"Was the treaty of versailles fair to the germans?"

At the time or with the benefit of hindsight?

randman22222
2009-06-03, 02:41 PM
At the time or with the benefit of hindsight?

Where's Dr. Manhattan when you need him? :smallconfused:


....There needs to be a Dr. Manhattan smiley.

Sub_Zero
2009-06-03, 02:43 PM
Heh, my history exam was awesome.

We got questions like "What were the military restrictions placed on germany in the treaty of versailles?" "Was the treaty of versailles fair to the germans?"

Sounds a lot like mine. Was it OCR?

I realise who Hindenburg is now, someone told me after the exam :smallsigh:

Castaras
2009-06-03, 02:45 PM
OCR History B, Modern world, with the German Depth Study.

Unstatted: That was what we had to factor into our answers. "To an extent, it was at the time, but with hindsight, we can see it was too harsh". With much more wordyness.

Fredthefighter
2009-06-03, 02:54 PM
Sounds a lot like mine. Was it OCR?

I realise who Hindenburg is now, someone told me after the exam :smallsigh:

Exam boards I'm using
English - AQA
French - AQA
Drama - OCR
Maths - OCR
History - WJEC
Science - ORC
Graphic Products - OCR
Computers - DIDA

That's about it I think.

Quincunx
2009-06-03, 03:42 PM
Versailles was so harsh because, in current wisdom, the Australian at the conference pressed for greater reparations so that his country would get its slice, wasn't it? It would be amusing to read a study of wartime expenditures vs. returns (in reparations, increased market share, saved cost of not supporting war-ready army, etc). That would be a book's worth though, and why waste that much thought on narrowing the query sufficiently for an essay?

*****

Spiderlings are scattered over the back yard like grains of pepper. Now I know exactly what attracts the swifts to swoop and to land on the sheer face of the cinder-block wall for wing-quivering microseconds. Gnats don't land. Nothing lingers. Even now a tufted plant seed swirls as it tumbles down the wall, then upwards in a contrary current.

*****

You know the Rules of Spousal Indifference as well as I do, Cristo Meyers: if party one doesn't care sufficiently to exercise the veto, party two may decide to do whatever he or she wants to influence the appearance of party one (although "and now you're heading back to the boring rack", in the middle of a clothing store, did catch me by surprise). In your case, though, I imagine the veto is undermined by formal wear being necessary for work.

Coidzor
2009-06-03, 04:10 PM
..."That's the boring rack"...!? ?! INTERROBANG. ... There's a non-boring rack to compare it to?! For Men's Clothing!? For Men's Business wear?! :smallconfused:

...Your wife and/or clothing retailer choice scares me. Possibly just your life. Monsignor.

Sub_Zero
2009-06-03, 04:12 PM
OCR History B, Modern world, with the German Depth Study.

Unstatted: That was what we had to factor into our answers. "To an extent, it was at the time, but with hindsight, we can see it was too harsh". With much more wordyness.

Yup, that's the one. I don't think I wrote much compared to everyone else in the end. I didn't do as bad as the person in front of me who wrote nothing though....I hope :smalltongue: