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Edge
2010-02-12, 03:20 PM
Random Banter

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Go nuts everyone. Feel free to boogie, or whatever.

Just don't wear out the new carpet. That stuff's expensive.

Nameless
2010-02-12, 03:21 PM
Hurray. *makes a campfire* o3o

Zocelot
2010-02-12, 03:24 PM
New thread! Woo!

I'm not sure exactly why I celebrate a new thread, it's exactly the same as the old one, but with a different name.

Deth Muncher
2010-02-12, 03:28 PM
So, on a sufficiently random note, I've finally joined the 21st century and have hooked my laptop, Wii and Xbox 360 to my HDTV. I love technology.

KuReshtin
2010-02-12, 03:30 PM
New thread! Woo!

I'm not sure exactly why I celebrate a new thread, it's exactly the same as the old one, but with a different name.

But this one's new. Just out of the box.
Can't you smell that 'New-Thread-Smell'™*?

*Side effects of 'New-Thread-Smell'™ includes, but are not limited to, hairloss, slight eye twitches, insomnia, anosmia, flatulence, anal leakage, incontinence, hiccups, coma and death.

Jay Mindbinder
2010-02-12, 03:30 PM
Sometimes I dream about cheese.

Edge
2010-02-12, 03:31 PM
I must protest the allegation that this thread is identical to the previous one. I doubt the previous one has skin the texture of a dolphin's, or that all its legs are hydraulic.

Nameless
2010-02-12, 03:31 PM
Sometimes I dream about cheese.

Me too. Only in my dreams, they float about and end up trying to hunt me with guns.

Rutskarn
2010-02-12, 03:35 PM
If you'll recall for a minute, I do know where you live, what your name is and what you look like.

P.S. I hate you. But I'm not going to insult you personally, that would make me a monster.

It'll give you something to do, then. Maybe even meet some new people, insomuch as weapons dealers can be called "people."

Anyway, aspects of life suck, and occasionally life will get its act together and suck tremendously, but if you're completely miserable or struck with bone-deep ennui you either live in a warzone or you're not trying hard enough.

Many people are irritating, seflish gits. Many people are stupid. Life does not often thrust exciting opportunities out of a vacuum. And despite this, many people are somewhat happy. Some of these people are very smart. Some of these people are very reclusive.

I can't give you specific advice. I don't know jack **** about you, beyond what you share in conversation. But I have the utmost optimism that life has not singled you out and conspired to remove every possibility of fulfillment from your existence.

You're smart. Figure out what you have to do.

KuReshtin
2010-02-12, 03:39 PM
Chinese food (probably duck fried rice and/or roast pork fried rice) or mixed kebab (chicken, doner and shish kebab with pitta bread and salad)?

I need to figure out what to eat tonight...

Temotei
2010-02-12, 03:48 PM
Was it, what, two weeks ago, tops, the last thread started? :smallconfused:

:smallbiggrin:

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-12, 03:52 PM
Well Skita, this book is awesome.*

*talking about ''Native English for Nederlanders**''
**dutch people

Dr. Bath
2010-02-12, 04:05 PM
stuff

Deep, man.

Maximum Zersk
2010-02-12, 04:08 PM
Deep, man.

So deep, you'll drown in it. :smalltongue:

*Gets shot*

Starfols
2010-02-12, 04:09 PM
I feel like I'm about to fall asleep. Anyone have ideas for a pick-me-up?

KuReshtin
2010-02-12, 04:13 PM
I feel like I'm about to fall asleep. Anyone have ideas for a pick-me-up?

Go outside and run around the house four times. That's what my granddad always told us. Well, he mostly told us that when we said we were bored and didn't have anything to do, but I figure it'll be good enough for waking you up a bit as well.

Jay Mindbinder
2010-02-12, 04:13 PM
I feel like I'm about to fall asleep. Anyone have ideas for a pick-me-up?

Caffine. sause

Starfols
2010-02-12, 04:25 PM
Go outside and run around the house four times. That's what my granddad always told us. Well, he mostly told us that when we said we were bored and didn't have anything to do, but I figure it'll be good enough for waking you up a bit as well.

I don't think I can 'run' so much as 'wade'. it's a long way, and quite snowy, you see. :smallfrown:


Caffine. sause

*checks fridge* cherry 7-up and milk. no dice.

Trobby
2010-02-12, 04:40 PM
I feel like I'm about to fall asleep. Anyone have ideas for a pick-me-up?

Stop staring at your computer.

No, seriously. The longer you stare at it, the more tired you will become. Especially if the site you're on has a lot of white space that is literally white. It actually hurts the eyes and causes you to feel exhausted.

Close your eyes for awhile and let them relax. Also, eat something and drink something. Even if it's just water. Heck, you should probably drink water anyway. Water is good for you. You need water.



So in my own personal life, I'm getting fingerprinted next week. Hopefully this will allow me to teach as a substitute at my local school, which is the only job I can have until I can get my license...I think I would've had a much easier time getting it if I had just gone and got it when I was still in High School. Shows me for being lazy. :/ I don't even like cars anyway. I just need to drive one in order to get any sort of job. Unless I finally DO get a web design job, or start living in a metropolitan city.

Jibar
2010-02-12, 04:42 PM
Okay, I just got in.
Farewell my old thread. 50 more to wait for now.

Now, business, Edge.
You're doing Creative Writing in Bangor? As in Wales, Bangor?

Edge
2010-02-12, 04:51 PM
Now, business, Edge.
You're doing Creative Writing in Bangor? As in Wales, Bangor?

Yes. I vaguely recall you mentioning you were hoping to get here once, back in the mists of a previous RB.

Starfols
2010-02-12, 04:56 PM
Stop staring at your computer.

No, seriously. The longer you stare at it, the more tired you will become. Especially if the site you're on has a lot of white space that is literally white. It actually hurts the eyes and causes you to feel exhausted.

Close your eyes for awhile and let them relax. Also, eat something and drink something. Even if it's just water. Heck, you should probably drink water anyway. Water is good for you. You need water.


I tried looking away and closing my eyes.. I woke up 20 minutes earlier.:smallfrown:
I've been drinking a lot of fluids lately, I've had maybe 2 liters of milk/water/soda/etc. Normally I drink 4 or 5 each day. :smallconfused:

Jibar
2010-02-12, 04:58 PM
Yes. I vaguely recall you mentioning you were hoping to get here once, back in the mists of a previous RB.

Yeah. That same course. The logistics of crossing the country with all my junk and what not meant I had to unconsider it.
Just curious if it's actually any good there, the course and the halls and the city and what not.

Edge
2010-02-12, 05:02 PM
Yeah. That same course. The logistics of crossing the country with all my junk and what not meant I had to unconsider it.
Just curious if it's actually any good there, the course and the halls and the city and what not.

The course has been great so far. The halls are perfectly functional and comfortable, though not very homely. As for Bangor itself...

Small enough to walk around easily, the night life is pleasantly quiet if you go out during the week (which I tend to do). Be thankful that you are missing out on Bitch Hill.

Pity it wasn't practical for you come here. You'd have fitted right in at the Bangor Wargaming and Roleplaying Society (or BWRPS - which is far easier and funnier to say).

Two weeks ago, we sealed Yog-Sothoth away in Arkham Horror. :smallbiggrin:

Jibar
2010-02-12, 05:13 PM
Oh God I wish I had something like that here.
All the geeks are anime fans. No roleplaying geeks as far as I know.

I do kinda regret not going there, but Nottingham is actually a nice city and I've got family here so I'm not totally cut off from home.

Edge
2010-02-12, 05:31 PM
Oh God I wish I had something like that here.
All the geeks are anime fans. No roleplaying geeks as far as I know.

I do kinda regret not going there, but Nottingham is actually a nice city and I've got family here so I'm not totally cut off from home.

Well, if you're in Nottingham, the obvious question is if you're a wargamer.

You are, after all, in the same city as Games Workshop's HQ.

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-12, 06:57 PM
Even at Oxford and Cambridge they don't wear gowns every day for dinner.

If you go to Formal Hall (which is held eveyr day) you must wear your gown.

The play was sold out. We went to G&Ds (an ice cream shop) where I bought some raspberry sorbet (omnomnomnom) and golden chai tea (scrumptious) and then went to the horrifically ridiculous Odeon cinema.
£6.10 for a grown-up's ticket. WITH student discount.
We saw Invictus which is basically a political thriller about rugby and Nelson Mandela.
It was amazing.
I, Curly, who has great distaste for politics, political thrillers and sports loved this film. Even if the slow-mo scrums were stupidly homoerotic - they slowed down the sound! So silly.

Worst part of it?
The film started at half eight. I lie. The adverts and trailers started at half eight. The film began at nine.
*whimpers*
I HATE THE ODEON CINEMA!!!

Trobby
2010-02-12, 08:16 PM
I tried looking away and closing my eyes.. I woke up 20 minutes earlier.:smallfrown:
I've been drinking a lot of fluids lately, I've had maybe 2 liters of milk/water/soda/etc. Normally I drink 4 or 5 each day. :smallconfused:

Soda...is actually bad for you, and doesn't help with hydration much. :/

Kneenibble
2010-02-12, 09:12 PM
Herr Doctor Bath,

Please make nothing of my previous comment. I can never resist an opening for homoerotic banter, and like any devil my powers are easiest to wreak upon the intoxicated.

I would never stoop to taking advantage of my avatarist. I throw my contrite ass upon the absolution of this forum.

edit So. Rum, eh? What a horrible, horrible drink. That might be a good alert alternative to caffeine there, dude-who-needs-to-wake-up.

PJ the Epic
2010-02-12, 09:16 PM
Worst part of it?
The film started at half eight. I lie. The adverts and trailers started at half eight. The film began at nine.
*whimpers*
I HATE THE ODEON CINEMA!!!

Suddenly, I love my theatre, even though they show only movies three weeks out of regular theatres. It costs two dollars, and they show zero movie trailers and about three ads. It's wonderful even though it smells

Starfols
2010-02-12, 10:34 PM
Soda...is actually bad for you, and doesn't help with hydration much. :/

I only drink soda when I'm out for long enough for milk to spoil. I took your advice and drank a liter of milk in the meantime, but was still a little tired. :smallsigh:

Partof1
2010-02-12, 10:56 PM
So last night was my valentine's dance. I was a dancing fool. At least in the sense that I am a fool, and did something resembling dancing.

I have to wonder why the school organized something that ran til 11 on a thursday, though. Adults have weird logic.

Coidzor
2010-02-13, 01:05 AM
Funny thing... There's this girl named Edge I know that I think is developing a bit of a thing for me...heh.

So I find this amusing. Especially since apparently she was saying some things to the other people with us when I was trying on dress shirts today.

In other news, I now have a new white dress shirt, a grey dress shirt with stripeys on it in a vertical way, and a sweater.

Sadly, no goodwill suits for me to wear in an ill-fitting way in order to masquerade as hired muscle. :smallfrown:

Dogmantra
2010-02-13, 07:06 AM
Well hi there playground, I'm coming to you live from Fuertaventura, and it's quite hot. It's rather nice, actually, the worst things so far being this awful keyboard where the spacebar rarely works and the fact I was sick on the plane. If you'll excuse me, I have 3 minutes left and want to catch up on my webcomics. Huzzah!

KuReshtin
2010-02-13, 08:59 AM
I only drink soda when I'm out for long enough for milk to spoil. I took your advice and drank a liter of milk in the meantime, but was still a little tired. :smallsigh:

Mmmmm... Milk.

Quincunx
2010-02-13, 09:23 AM
So last night was my valentine's dance. I was a dancing fool. At least in the sense that I am a fool, and did something resembling dancing.

I have to wonder why the school organized something that ran til 11 on a thursday, though. Adults have weird logic.

Grats on getting to it and grats on the dancing, and now that conundrum of scheduling is going to bug me all weekend, I hope you're happy. :smalltongue:

*****

Something's gotten into the washing machine and now every load of fresh laundry has a faint odor of. . .scallions. I can't understand it, but man am I craving some good ethnic food.

*****

Ancient civilizations built pyramids and raised sarsen stones; we build skyscrapers and towers. Is our space station, which goes even higher and looks down even further upon the masses, part of the same class of hubris or, as a vehicle, a symbol of the restless quest of the human spirit?

Trobby
2010-02-13, 09:49 AM
Well hi there playground, I'm coming to you live from Fuertaventura, and it's quite hot. It's rather nice, actually, the worst things so far being this awful keyboard where the spacebar rarely works and the fact I was sick on the plane. If you'll excuse me, I have 3 minutes left and want to catch up on my webcomics. Huzzah!

Ah...I know quite fully the troubles associated with poor keyboards. :/ Especially with a broken spacebar. *Looks down at his keyboard to make sure it's not broken* Noooope. Still good. ^^; Well, don't be a stranger now, DM.

Also, I just noticed that you have my name in your sig. I don't know about the rest of the morning or the afternoon, but right now, that has made my day. :smallbiggrin:



Ancient civilizations built pyramids and raised sarsen stones; we build skyscrapers and towers. Is our space station, which goes even higher and looks down even further upon the masses, part of the same class of hubris or, as a vehicle, a symbol of the restless quest of the human spirit?

That's a good question. I think you have to question the usefulness of each one compared to the level of effort/sacrifice that had to be placed into building each one. For the pyramids, I think it's pretty widely-believed that the work was done largely by unpaid slaves who carried massive stones on their backs and the ultimate purpose of these massive golden monoliths was...to bury someone underneath it. Usually with all of the accumulated wealth they had from their life. While we also have to understand that the Egyptian belief was that you would be able to take all of these things with you, the fact is that most burials were nowhere near this extravagant, with basically only the wealthy elite being able to afford them. This, without a doubt, is mere egotism.

Skyscrapers are a bit more difficult to place. Yes, the architecture is essentially made to tower over all others, and the recent trend in building new ones has been to build them as tall as possible to trump past attempts, but the original purpose could, by some measures, be considered an architectural triumph. Without these types of buildings, there would be no New York City, no Chicago, no Tokyo, no Beijing, and even the smaller metropoli wouldn't be quite as efficient in holding people as they are right now. Yes, they can be oppressive sometimes, and there are cities that get along just fine without them, and they essentially gave way to the overcrowding of apartments that still plague many metropolitan cities today, but the essential purpose and usefulness of the structure can outweigh some of the misuse of these buildings in the past. Besides, without high-rising buildings, we would have an even worse housing market than we do right now. (Just imagine how expensive it would be to live in NY City if you cut the number of apartments down by half.)

As for the space station, it is true that some of the reason for building it is pure egotism, but the end result would be a nation-neutral station of science. It is indeed an expensive venture, but the possibilities, I believe, are well worth it.

randman22222
2010-02-13, 12:27 PM
There is a person in my current dorm that looks like a mix of Nameless and P_Z. That's all, folks.

KuReshtin
2010-02-13, 12:43 PM
There is a person in my current dorm that looks like a mix of Nameless and P_Z. That's all, folks.

Does that make him a Nameless Zero?

wadledo
2010-02-13, 12:52 PM
Something's gotten into the washing machine and now every load of fresh laundry has a faint odor of. . .scallions. I can't understand it, but man am I craving some good ethnic food.
That sounds amazing.
I wish my clothing smelled like ethnic food.

To pull a Quin:
I have yet to actually be full after a meal for the past week.
No matter what I eat, I end up still gnawing on the inside of my mouth, chewing away at the skin until my gum's bleed and I swill blood around in my mouth like some kind of cannibalistic Aztec shaman.

Perhaps I should take up smoking.


Ancient civilizations built pyramids and raised sarsen stones; we build skyscrapers and towers. Is our space station, which goes even higher and looks down even further upon the masses, part of the same class of hubris or, as a vehicle, a symbol of the restless quest of the human spirit?Both.

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-13, 01:46 PM
Ruddigore, Ruddigore, Ruddigore!
I loved every minute of it!
It actually finished a little after five, but I've only just now gotten onto my toplap.
The theatre was the same one I saw Macbeth in, but the layout was different. The stage was winged by two seating areas, so while there was some incidences of the actors having their back to the audience, they made sure to split it fifty-fifty so that each wing of the audience got the same amount of time.
The songs? Well, it's G&S, I loved them all. The 'Pretty Little Flower and Her Big Oak Tree' song was . . . disturbing, which is accurate; Mad Margaret's song was lovely, as was the madrigal-type song at the first wedding.
Oh, and there was a full orchestra, so while the instruments occasionally drowned out the singers, it wasn't too often. Best songs: 'It really doesn't matter matter matter', and well, all the songs apart from the opening song sung by the Professional Bridesmaids.
Best voices: Robin, Dame Hannah, Rose(bud?), Robin's Dead Uncle Whose Name Has Slipped My MInd, But I Believe He Was the 21st Baronet, one of the Chorus girls, Mad MArgaret and **** (but only my brother is allowed to call me that because we went to school together) and one of the Male Chorus.
I know there were quite a few cuts for this performance, and one major change: rather than being portraits of dead Baronets they were statues. Made the necrophilia of Pretty Little Flower really weird.
Best scenes: the ending (such a trite excuse for a Happy Ever AFter - classic!), the Dragging Dame Hannah In A Sack to RObin Scene, Pretty Little Flower, anything with **** (but only my brother is allowed to call me that because we went to school together), anything with RObin and the scene were the ancestors come to 'life'.

Was it worth it? It was Gilbert & Sullivan. I love Victorian Melodrama and Victorian Gothic, I love the songs, the acting, the plot, the wit. All of it.
Do I wish I was in it? I believe I do. I'd have only been a Professional Bridesmaid at best, but it'd been nice to be in it. However, as this was the first G&S show I've seen, I'm glad I wasn't in it.

Funniest thing about the casting. Robin was played by the old G&S President (he finished his run last term) and he acts rather camp and I believe he might be a homosexual, and yet it's his foster brother who acted very camp and 'manly' as befitting a British tar.

Thufir
2010-02-13, 02:30 PM
his foster brother who acted very camp and 'manly' as befitting a British tar.

Did his nose pant, his lip curl, his cheeks flame, his brow furl, his bosom heave and his heart glow? And was his fist ever ready for a knock-down blow?

Ruddigore sounds good. I look forward to when I go to see it at the Theatre Royal in two and a half weeks.

OK, disconcerting: I just thought I heard a friend of mine say "Hello." She's definitely not here, and I can think of no reason why she'd randomly say "Hello" just outside my front door (Also I wouldn't expect to be able to hear it so clearly in here if she did).
My mind plays tricks on me...

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-13, 02:38 PM
Did his nose pant, his lip curl, his cheeks flame, his brow furl, his bosom heave and his heart glow? And was his fist ever ready for a knock-down blow?

Knew you'd pick that line up. Well, he skipped, sang, fondled women and wore a jumpsuit composed of many Union flags. Does that count? And he was exceedingly camp.
ANd just writing that description made me think of the song Nanki-Pooh sings about sailors.
G&S is truly infectious.


Ruddigore sounds good. I look forward to when I go to see it at the Theatre Royal in two and a half weeks.

It's amazing, and Phase will probably hasten to add his agreement to this as he saw it a few weeks ago too.


OK, disconcerting: I just thought I heard a friend of mine say "Hello." She's definitely not here, and I can think of no reason why she'd randomly say "Hello" just outside my front door (Also I wouldn't expect to be able to hear it so clearly in here if she did).
My mind plays tricks on me...

You're being haunted.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

wadledo
2010-02-13, 02:41 PM
OK, disconcerting: I just thought I heard a friend of mine say "Hello." She's definitely not here, and I can think of no reason why she'd randomly say "Hello" just outside my front door (Also I wouldn't expect to be able to hear it so clearly in here if she did).
My mind plays tricks on me...

Totally normal, it means you need more sleep.

Coidzor
2010-02-13, 02:41 PM
Hmm. Perhaps you should investigate what lies beyond your dark portal anyway? It might be booty. Or Adventure! Who knows, you might stumble upon an 1800s style adventuring type on the trail of Cthulhu.

Or you might be coming down with something. I kept thinking this one girl was saying something when she wasn't as I was coming down with a sore throat and a stuffy nose last night. The two bouts of explosive nosebleed coughs/sneezes was a bit much on my ability to process reality.

Hmm. I'm thinking about checking out a book on Gilbert and Sullivan's music, actually. There seems to be one with both commentary on the songs and their performance as well as the songs themselves...

Rutskarn
2010-02-13, 03:27 PM
Ancient civilizations built pyramids and raised sarsen stones; we build skyscrapers and towers. Is our space station, which goes even higher and looks down even further upon the masses, part of the same class of hubris or, as a vehicle, a symbol of the restless quest of the human spirit?

It's a big piece of metal that we're using to try to learn things.

Totally Guy
2010-02-13, 03:29 PM
:smallconfused:

Effluence? Really?

No thanks random banter. I'll wait until the next thread...

Rutskarn
2010-02-13, 03:32 PM
Ah, come on. If wading in the sewers was bad for you, we'd have approximately 101% fewer adventurers.

Totally Guy
2010-02-13, 03:37 PM
I prefer reading **** when it doesn't call me out on it.

Thufir
2010-02-13, 04:08 PM
Hmm. Perhaps you should investigate what lies beyond your dark portal anyway? It might be booty. Or Adventure! Who knows, you might stumble upon an 1800s style adventuring type on the trail of Cthulhu.

Or you might be coming down with something. I kept thinking this one girl was saying something when she wasn't as I was coming down with a sore throat and a stuffy nose last night. The two bouts of explosive nosebleed coughs/sneezes was a bit much on my ability to process reality.

Surprisingly enough, beyond my front door is my street. I couldn't afford the rent on a house in Adventure! sadly.

And probably not the latter either - as far as I can tell, I'm actually recovering from the cold I've had all week.

Incidentally, on the first reading, I didn't actually realise this was directed at me.

randman22222
2010-02-13, 04:24 PM
I just reinstalled Myst. My gawd this is a trip down memory lane. Fun stuff. :smallbiggrin:

PJ the Epic
2010-02-13, 04:27 PM
I just reinstalled Myst. My gawd this is a trip down memory lane. Fun stuff. :smallbiggrin:

Myst? I remember that game! First Puzlle-sover I ever owned. Good stuff.

Starfols
2010-02-13, 04:41 PM
I just reinstalled Myst. My gawd this is a trip down memory lane. Fun stuff. :smallbiggrin:

I got that game a few years ago at a used bookstore. Still haven't beaten it though. One of these days..

Jibar
2010-02-13, 05:10 PM
Due to the fact my glasses are eternally on the squiff, I can't find a photo of me where you can see both my eyes. One lens is always covered in bloom.

Looking through photos for another video I'm putting together. Jibar am write media crossing poetry good.

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-13, 05:50 PM
My name procedes me.

I am not sure to be scared of this or be damn...proud.:smallamused:

I'l stick with proud.:smallcool:

Coidzor
2010-02-13, 06:17 PM
And some explication would be nice too. Since without it, such statements just appear rude and non sequitur.

Mostly because how your reputation is getting around and why can have a major effect on how to interpret it as a portent. Though, it is unlikely we'd interpret something as bad that you've already deemed rocking.

Edit: boop.

Kneenibble
2010-02-13, 06:28 PM
*precedes, my dear.

How do you find that rude? :smallconfused:

Coidzor
2010-02-13, 06:43 PM
How do you find that rude? :smallconfused:

Because it's just baiting us into asking for more information when he could just, y'know, show enough respect to not do that sort of thing.

And it doesn't even do the courtesy of appearing to be anything but that.

Phase
2010-02-13, 07:10 PM
It's amazing, and Phase will probably hasten to add his agreement to this as he saw it a few weeks ago too.

Yes. Yes. Yesyesyesyesyes.

Pirates was always my favorite... until Ruddigore.

"Pretty Little Flower and Her Big Oak Tree" is a haunting melody, nearly brought tears to my celestial eyes. And Curly's right, **** (his heart can call him that acause they was at school together.) is always a hoot.

In all, Ruddigore is amazing. Tell us when you see it...

Thufir
2010-02-13, 07:15 PM
Pirates was always my favorite... until Ruddigore.

"Pretty Little Flower and Her Big Oak Tree" is a haunting melody, nearly brought tears to my celestial eyes. And Curly's right, **** (his heart can call him that acause they was at school together.) is always a hoot.

In all, Ruddigore is amazing. Tell us when you see it...

My choir conductor also says Ruddigore is his favourite.
Personally, I suspect I'll still end up unable to pick a single definite favourite that won't change depending on my mood.

Coidzor
2010-02-13, 07:19 PM
Sounds like a plan to have several that come to mind for however you're feeling than having only one ever come to mind, even if you're feeling in such a way that it would exacerbate the dark thoughts glowering on your brow or some other equally silly scenario that's so convoluted it's not even funny.

Plus it means you have a stable based upon tastes rather than just one main recommendation. But, eh.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-13, 09:53 PM
Braces on monday.

DraPrime
2010-02-13, 10:14 PM
Braces on monday.

On or off?

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-13, 10:21 PM
I'm getting them on.

And a few days after I asked my freind out, stick around and i'll tell you her reaction.:smallsmile:

DraPrime
2010-02-13, 10:25 PM
I'm getting them on.

And a few days after I asked my freind out, stick around and i'll tell you her reaction.:smallsmile:

On? Ah, well prepare for a year or so of inconvenience. I got my braces off almost 2 years ago. They make flossing so damn annoying.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-13, 10:29 PM
Woopdie frakin doo. :smallcool:
I get glasses and braces going into puberty, what the duck is wrong with me? :smalltongue:

DraPrime
2010-02-13, 10:31 PM
Woopdie frakin doo. :smallcool:
I get glasses and braces going into puberty, what the duck is wrong with me? :smalltongue:

Clearly, you feel a need to have an unnatural amount of metal near your face.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-13, 10:33 PM
Well if I start dating various quantities of metal i'll tell you.

Kneenibble
2010-02-13, 10:35 PM
It will suck now and for a while, but you'll be extremely thankful - extremely thankful - that you suffered them once you're in your 20s, fella.

Partof1
2010-02-13, 10:37 PM
Avoid magnets and electricity like the plague, boy.

Glasses aren't that bad. I've had them since about grade 4, and they only took about a month to get used to, when I started needing to wear them to see the board in school.

As for braces, Don't need 'em. Doubt I ever will. Chew gum and eat popcorn while you can.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-13, 10:47 PM
Wait- NO MORE **** GUM!?

What the hell do I do at school, learn?

Phase
2010-02-13, 11:17 PM
Clearly, you feel a need to have an unnatural amount of metal near your face.

He's Magneto in disguise. Good disguise, chum.

DraPrime
2010-02-13, 11:19 PM
Wait- NO MORE **** GUM!?

What the hell do I do at school, learn?

Yes, you learn.

Coidzor
2010-02-14, 05:30 AM
Glad something could be done to hopefully prevent any future dental mishaps.

Was the particular tooth that wanted a vacation able to be reimplanted, by the way?

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-14, 05:38 AM
And some explication would be nice too. Since without it, such statements just appear rude and non sequitur.

Mostly because how your reputation is getting around and why can have a major effect on how to interpret it as a portent. Though, it is unlikely we'd interpret something as bad that you've already deemed rocking.

Edit: boop.
My apologies, m'good sir.

In one case it was a girl at a stand who heard from her sister(Whom I'm not really close to:smallconfused:) about me and the girl recognized me and procededly offered me free cookies.

The other case was a new teacher at college, who happend to be in the audience of a presentation of mine.
Some days after which she walked into the classroom
''hey, yeah I'm your new Dutch(the language) teacher, and you must be (name)''
*insert conversation here where I found out how she knew me already*

Yes, I apologise. This is all a big friggen ego tour for me.

Please return to your regular RB & DD.

Coidzor
2010-02-14, 05:43 AM
Yes, I apologise. This is all a big friggen ego tour for me.

Ok, you caught me. I was really just annoyed at the long wait I was anticipating. :smallfrown:

Fun times though. Always nice to know you're making an impression. What kind of cookies did you abscond with though? And was she cute enough to hit on?

...I actually was on TV tropes for almost 5 hours to take my mind off of it. Otherwise I was going to have to go to the shipping thread. While sick. And no one wants to see the cosmic abominations that breeds. x.x

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-14, 05:57 AM
Dirty, dirty Coid.

And they were spritsen (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprits), one of my favorite kind of cookies. How she knew that, I have no idea.

Also you can still go to the shipping thread.:smallwink::smalltongue:

Coidzor
2010-02-14, 06:23 AM
Dirty, dirty Coid.

And they were spritsen (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprits), one of my favorite kind of cookies. How she knew that, I have no idea.

Also you can still go to the shipping thread.:smallwink::smalltongue:

I... I think I may have had those before... Those might be what are marketed over here as Danish Butter cookies.

I could, but... too tired to think coherent thoughts good on paper, much less come up with a story anymore. Mostly because everything's a bit wispy from the sinus pressure.

DraPrime
2010-02-14, 10:01 AM
Dirty, dirty Coid.

And they were spritsen (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprits), one of my favorite kind of cookies. How she knew that, I have no idea.

Also you can still go to the shipping thread.:smallwink::smalltongue:

*drools*

Those look delicious. I think you should cross the ocean, just to give me some.

Player_Zero
2010-02-14, 10:23 AM
You're smart. Figure out what you have to do.

I think you'll find I'm quite an idiot if you pay attention.



I do kinda regret not going there, but Nottingham is actually a nice city and I've got family here so I'm not totally cut off from home.

Did you learn nothing from Robin Hood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXM3Zg0eBo)?


There is a person in my current dorm that looks like a mix of Nameless and P_Z. That's all, folks.

So you instantly fell in love with their beauty, right? I mean, looking like Nameless is a detriment, but being comparable to me they must be quite something.


Does that make him a Nameless Zero?

Well played.

Dallas-Dakota
2010-02-14, 10:30 AM
*drools*

Those look delicious. I think you should cross the ocean, just to give me some.
Will that mean you won't slap me when we meet?:smalltongue:

Nameless
2010-02-14, 04:57 PM
Whee. I'm off to Amsterdam in the morning for three nights. Should be fun.

Jibar
2010-02-14, 06:06 PM
Did you learn nothing from Robin Hood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXM3Zg0eBo)?

There's a big Waterstones, on time buses and lots of lovely cafes.
The over abundance of chavs and lack of any good gaming shops are the only problems really.

randman22222
2010-02-14, 09:04 PM
I finished Myst today. And discovered for the first time that there's actually a good ending to the game. I thought that there were only bad endings. :smalltongue:

Rutskarn
2010-02-14, 09:10 PM
Ho ho, the fool's endings. Yes, Myst is a bastard like that.

Also, screw that frequency puzzle on the electrical island. Screw that puzzle forever.

randman22222
2010-02-14, 09:13 PM
Ho ho, the fool's endings. Yes, Myst is a bastard like that.

Also, screw that frequency puzzle on the electrical island. Screw that puzzle forever.

Frequency puzzle? I don't remember that.

...And I was just playing.

Groundhog
2010-02-14, 09:14 PM
Did you learn nothing from Robin Hood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXM3Zg0eBo)?

It's Rottingham (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmpr3eLl9E0) you need to watch out for.

Lord Magtok
2010-02-14, 09:15 PM
Clearly, you feel a need to have an unnatural amount of metal near your face.

Gods, I have enough crazy obsessive fans as is. :smallsigh:

Coidzor
2010-02-14, 09:19 PM
Cannibalistic rats are incredibly depressing. Especially when they overlook the food in their cage to eat one another.:smallfrown:

Rutskarn
2010-02-14, 09:27 PM
Frequency puzzle? I don't remember that.

...And I was just playing.

The one where you have to find the location of each of the beacons, then lock the device in place to find the proper sound combination. It takes forever even if you know exactly where the hotspots are.

randman22222
2010-02-14, 09:36 PM
The one where you have to find the location of each of the beacons, then lock the device in place to find the proper sound combination. It takes forever even if you know exactly where the hotspots are.

Ohhh. The sound place. Heh...

I solved it - aligned all of the receivers, and it was just playing the sounds back to me in the right order, and... Myst crashed. :smallsigh:

Phase
2010-02-14, 11:41 PM
Y'know what I love?

Chili.

Y'know what I don't?

Insomnia.

Ravens_cry
2010-02-14, 11:47 PM
So you would probably really like chilli flavoured insomnia medication, correctamundo?

Coidzor
2010-02-14, 11:59 PM
No, no, no. Spike his chili with sleeping pill medication.

Or, in other words, give him drugged chili and he'll be out like a light for your shipping purposes.

Phase
2010-02-15, 12:00 AM
Already been shipped this week. One of, like, two that feature me.

Trobby
2010-02-15, 12:01 AM
Y'know what I love?

Chili.

Y'know what I don't?

Insomnia.

I second both of these motions, and add to the bill that Phase's GBd avatar is both subtle yet beautiful.

Also, time to switch my gender icon. :smallwink:

Phase
2010-02-15, 12:32 AM
You make an old girl blush.

And look at you, girlfriend, in that pretty little number... :P

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-15, 12:40 AM
I second both of these motions, and add to the bill that Phase's GBd avatar is both subtle yet beautiful.

Also, time to switch my gender icon. :smallwink:

*snuggles* ^_^

Aww...I liked your other one. Her confused expression just demanded snuggles. Will you be using both?

Trobby
2010-02-15, 12:47 AM
#^_^# Why thank you, Phase.

There are a few I'll be using, actually. The inquisitive one was actually part of a random costume change.

This is my pajama avvie, symbolizing that I need sleep. *Yaaawwn*

Rutskarn
2010-02-15, 03:32 AM
Guess what, gentlefolklings! It's time for another inspiring episode of Rutskarn Comes In At Midnight With Some Depressing-Ass Philosophical BS!

A classic question to ask slightly less introspective people is, "Do you want to be immortal?" The idea is that people will say yes, not thinking about the fact that it'd mean a slow degradation of the soul, aeons of floating aimlessly through space, etc. Of course, the reality is that it's such a chestnut that almost nobody will answer yes to it anymore.

Except, I don't know. I might want to be immortal. Without getting too much into it, I guess it depends on what the alternative is.

Starfols
2010-02-15, 03:36 AM
Guess what, gentlefolklings! It's time for another inspiring episode of Rutskarn Comes In At Midnight With Some Depressing-Ass Philosophical BS!

A classic question to ask slightly less introspective people is, "Do you want to be immortal?" The idea is that people will say yes, not thinking about the fact that it'd mean a slow degradation of the soul, aeons of floating aimlessly through space, etc. Of course, the reality is that it's such a chestnut that almost nobody will answer yes to it anymore.

Except, I don't know. I might want to be immortal. Without getting too much into it, I guess it depends on what the alternative is.

If it were me, I would want to die, but have to power to occasionally come back as a ghost. That way I get the best of both worlds (literally).

Jibar
2010-02-15, 03:38 AM
Of course, the reality is that it's such a chestnut that almost nobody will answer yes to it anymore.

Well, I'm Nothing But A Nobody, so of course I'll say yes.
The only problem I see with immortality is whether you age or not. Eternally young? Bad. Eternally just out of youth and approaching adulthood? Good. Eternally growing old? Very bad.
Other than that, rock on immortality. I'll move into a library and then travel the world unopposed.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 03:51 AM
Depends on what sort of flavor of immortality as well. I mean, is it Tolkien's Elves' immortality where you're only there until the end of the world and then just cease to exist along with it, with no true afterlife? Maybe. Depends on whether there would or wouldn't be an afterlife otherwise and by what definition of the world ending. I mean, at bare minimum it protects against having to be around after the heat-death of the universe or being part of another big crunch and big bang.

Is it like a vampire from WoD where growing older inextricably divorces one's self from humanity until eventually one's life is more dream and cruelty than living? If so, probably not.

Is it like certain sorts of fey or interpretations of elves which live youthfully eternally in the prime of their physical lives but with stress and world-weariness can grow old and waste away with the zest for life wrung out of them, depending upon how they react to such stimuli? If so, sure.

Does the immortality confer an immunity to death from other sources? Does it confer an immunity to being crippled or maimed?

If the yes to the former and no to the latter, for instance, then one could very well end up forever alive as a horribly burned lump of flesh that has no mouth but must scream. And that'd just suck.

Neko Toast
2010-02-15, 04:00 AM
Hm. It's three in the morning. I'm not tired. I feel a little ill, but that's to be expected right now.

I also think I might be lactose intolerant, but not heavily so. Either it takes a lot of dairy to get me sick, or I just ate something bad this weekend (could have been the Pizza Hut on Saturday).

In other news: Drama involving my roommate has been quite irritating.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-15, 04:34 AM
If it were me, I would want to die, but have to power to occasionally come back as a ghost. That way I get the best of both worlds (literally).

Interactable ghost? Or just to see things?

I dunno that I'd want to see the world of tomorrow. I'd either end up jealous of the living, or pitying them.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 07:15 AM
More likely the latter, Slaya, if you haven't noticed any problems before or didn't suddenly eat a whole lot of dairy after having not been on any for a fair while.

But if you wanna get a better idea, my family's doctor recommended me to try quitting dairy cold turkey for a week and a half and then going on a very high dairy diet. Like drinking over a gallon of milk over the course of a day. I'm not remembering what he said perfectly mind, but I still find this amusingly odd advice to receive.

Is possible that you aren't intolerant and just had too much dairy, as even those with tolerance for it can have different levels and be overwhelmed. Usually fairly unlikely to run into that much dairy though. I mean, processed dairy has a lot less of the lactose in it still due to the various enzymes nomming on it.

Quincunx
2010-02-15, 07:35 AM
. . .Is it like a vampire from WoD where growing older inextricably divorces one's self from humanity until eventually one's life is more dream and cruelty than living? If so, probably not. . . .

It's only a guaranteed nuisance for other people, though. For you, a world of dream and cruelty could be infinite splendor! Sure it could also be infinite nightmare, and infinitely plucking at the sleeves of others asking if they saw what you see, and never being satisfied with the answer no matter what it is, for independent observation is the way to confirm reality and you are trying to confirm an unreality, infinite hunger for confirmation, infinite self-doubt, spin on mad world etc.--but that's only if the other laws of reality still apply after you've broken the axiom about death and taxes, and why should they with the underlying principle of immutability shattered! (Yes, I did play roads of morality other than humanity in Dark Ages oWoD. Why'd you ask? :smallcool:)

Words gallop like a horse race, don't they? Words could fly but I don't hear wings beating as fast as is necessary, nor words being as cohesive as a flock. Words could purr like an engine, but only on the straight or ovoid tracks, not on the. . .er. . .the. . .er. . .the squiggly ones.

wadledo: Unpeeled potatoes, poor-quality beef jerky, and grains of sesame-seed size or smaller: chew those until your jaw is as exhausted as your stomach is full. You need roughage. I know the feeling.

KuReshtin
2010-02-15, 08:38 AM
... beef jerky...

Need Beef jerky.. Beef jerky is goooooooood.
Need to make my own again. Last time was rather successful.

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 08:52 AM
Will that mean you won't slap me when we meet?:smalltongue:

Errrr, could you remind me why I wish to slap you? I forgot. :smallsigh:

Trobby
2010-02-15, 09:33 AM
I think I would probably prefer not to live forever. Even given an eternal, youthful lifespan, and even if I were given infinite mental stability, it would mean that everything I know and love would become old and dated. My friends and family would die long before me, and any companion I pick up will eventually grow old and die, and may even resent me for my eternal youth.

Even the world would seem alien to me, with ancient trees falling and new ones sprouting into giants. I would even see my own children grow old and crippled. These are things that no man was ever meant to see. It would be a sad, lonely existence, and I don't think I would want it.

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-15, 09:40 AM
I would take immortality, I am ridiculously afraid of dying. If I could have The Man From Earth type immortality, that'd be the ideal one.

Player_Zero
2010-02-15, 09:48 AM
Insomnia.

I'm not a big fan myself. In particular, I hate the lying awake in bed part and the irritability that follows.



A classic question to ask slightly less introspective people is, "Do you want to be immortal?"

If you live forever then the probability of you wanting to die at some point for some period of time is 100%.

Logically you should answer no. Why would you want to do something you know you would regret?


There's a big Waterstones, on time buses and lots of lovely cafes.
The over abundance of chavs and lack of any good gaming shops are the only problems really.

My, what a rosy world you do live in.

Jibar
2010-02-15, 11:27 AM
My, what a rosy world you do live in.

I don't leave me room very often, so I don't see the city much.
It's how I live my life. Low expectations means I'm always impressed.

Player_Zero
2010-02-15, 11:48 AM
I don't leave me room very often, so I don't see the city much.
It's how I live my life. Low expectations means I'm always impressed.

Look who you're talking to.

Only, instead of being impressed by insignificant and accidental events I know full-well that the Sword of Damocles is yet hanging.

Phase
2010-02-15, 11:55 AM
I am ridiculously afraid of the big D. I would snap up immortality in a heartbeat. I'd still rather be drifting through the void of space, mind edging into insanity, than die.

Of course, I'm already effectively immortal. You puny squishy flesh things are no match.

Player_Zero
2010-02-15, 12:03 PM
I am ridiculously afraid of the big D. I would snap up immortality in a heartbeat. I'd still rather be drifting through the void of space, mind edging into insanity, than die.

I too am scared of monstrous letters of the alphabet accosting me as I walk home. They could be hiding behind any wall, waiting to... Spell words offensively at me, or something.

Seriously though, saying something like that is the same as saying that you would enjoy torture having never experienced it.

Phase
2010-02-15, 12:08 PM
Seriously though, saying something like that is the same as saying that you would enjoy torture having never experienced it.

It is nothing of the sort. I am of the firm belief that death leads to nothing. Just... nothing. I'm not going to relieve myself of all thought, all sentience, my entirety of being, if I can avoid it.

Player_Zero
2010-02-15, 12:10 PM
So, you would rather exist in horrible agony than not in order to enjoy the briefest of periods of times maintaining your current, pointless existence?

Do you smoke and/or play the lottery by any chance?

Starfols
2010-02-15, 12:17 PM
Interactable ghost? Or just to see things?

I dunno that I'd want to see the world of tomorrow. I'd either end up jealous of the living, or pitying them.

I would hope for something like a poltergeist, that way I can still communicate through computers. That's the point though, if the world of tomorrow wasn't to my liking, or if I got bored of it, I could come back.

This topic looks like it's approaching a religious line, so I'll leave it at that.

Quincunx
2010-02-15, 12:36 PM
I take your cigarettes, mount them in aesthetically pleasing positions with wire, then light the lot and create a sculpture in smoke!--or have the cigarettes all fizzle out because I don't really understand how suction and smoking interact.

A friend of mine has just switched from regular cigarettes to e-cigs. She is pleased, saying that they are 'healthier--I am having some trouble following her train of thought on that--and 'cheaper'--which seems to say that changing anything from 'analog' to digital will net you savings. Given the abominable weather over there in the U.S., just switching to a nicotine fix which is delivered instead of having to brave the elements seems like a good trade. Still, it's a couple of batteries and some Fisher-Price technology for something which. . .well, who looked at the ordinary cigarette and thought, "You know what this needs? Technology."

Rutskarn
2010-02-15, 12:55 PM
So, you would rather exist in horrible agony than not in order to enjoy the briefest of periods of times maintaining your current, pointless existence?


In my case, yes. Hell is still sensation, and anything is better than nothing.

Phase
2010-02-15, 01:31 PM
Yes, exactly my point. Rutskarn gets me.

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 01:39 PM
In my case, yes. Hell is still sensation, and anything is better than nothing.

Except the problem with this is that there is nothing in nothing. If you think there's nothing, then when you die you won't be able to observe that nothing. Honestly, the only reason why nothing is unpleasant is because of your fear of it. Yet if you died instantly before you could realize it would happen, this nothingness would be unable to cause you any distress. I'd say a lack of distress instead of intense pain for all eternity is a good choice.

Rutskarn
2010-02-15, 01:54 PM
But it isn't actually a lack of distress, because for distress to even be defined, there'd have to be an observer. The absence of distress is a person without distress; without the person, the concept of distress--not distress itself, but the concept--does not exist.

To put it another way: if--and I offer no opinion on whether this is the case, I'm just dealing with the issue objectively--there is such a thing as oblivion, passing into that oblivion will eradicate any sense of my existence. There will be no relief to be had, because there is no self to be relieved. This is not relevant to my interests, because all of my interests are in some way related to existing.

Pyrian
2010-02-15, 01:56 PM
Sounds like you're now reinforcing his position instead of defending your own. :smallconfused:

wadledo
2010-02-15, 02:10 PM
So. I spent most of last night and this morning trawling TVtropes for good tabletop RPG's, because D&D and d20 has failed me for the most part.

I found several.
The best free ones are as follows:
Mazes and Minotaurs (http://mazesandminotaurs.free.fr/revised.html). What D&D would have been if Gygax had been obsessed with Greek legends instead of Germanic ones.

Brickwars (http://www.brikwars.com/). Exactly what it says on the tin.

Risus (http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm). The beer and pretzels of the gaming world.

Rutskarn
2010-02-15, 02:56 PM
Sounds like you're now reinforcing his position instead of defending your own. :smallconfused:

How so? I'm saying that oblivion offers no relief, because there's nobody to be relieved.

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 03:09 PM
How so? I'm saying that oblivion offers no relief, because there's nobody to be relieved.

The lack of distress I was referring to was rather in life. If you die, living an enjoyable life and pass onto nothingness where you cease to exist, I'd call that a far better fate than eternal pain. Or in the case of you and Phase, if you live where you let go of your fear of death, then I think it's far better than eternal suffering.

Dragonrider
2010-02-15, 03:11 PM
Sounds like you're now reinforcing his position instead of defending your own. :smallconfused:

He doesn't argue a position. He argues an argument. :smalltongue:

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 03:24 PM
I hope hell has cheese. I'm feeling a bit peckish.

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 03:25 PM
I hope hell has cheese. I'm feeling a bit peckish.

Would it be hell if they catered to your demands for food? I think not.

So no cheese for you! :smallfurious:

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-15, 03:43 PM
My teeth. They ache.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 03:47 PM
What if I use force?!

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-15, 03:50 PM
I don't think force will help.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 04:00 PM
Yes, the mind is the greatest weapon, after all...

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-15, 04:28 PM
Yes, the mind is the greatest weapon, after all...

I would much rather have a hammer than your mind (or any mind, not just yours specifically).

Pyrian
2010-02-15, 04:34 PM
How so?First you claimed that anything is better than nothing. Then, when challenged on certain grounds (irrelevance of value judgments of oblivion), you argued for those exact grounds in your "defense". Your entire counter-argument did nothing but reinforce the other side of the discussion.


I'm saying that oblivion offers no relief, because there's nobody to be relieved.This is just messing with semantics. You're taking a single negation (absence of suffering, which oblivion DOES offer, being absence of everything) and pretending it's a triple negative by claiming that the absence of suffering is a presence which is therefore not present.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 04:41 PM
Which is why any concept of something other than oblivion is superior, since oblivion itself is merely the embodiment of mankind's fear of death. Yes, even more so than eternal torment. That's just something they came up with either out of a belief that life sucked and then things got worse or needing to come up with a way to keep jerkfaces from bothering their afterlife.

That's the main reason why it seems silly that the idea of oblivion should be a relief from the fear of death and the unknown, because by invoking oblivion you're admitting that we don't know what happens after death so we'll pretend it doesn't.

randman22222
2010-02-15, 04:46 PM
*Pokes hisher head into this discussion.*

"Invoking oblivion" doesn't seem like pretending death doesn't occur... It seems more like an (intellectual. Getting your body to accept death probably doesn't go as well...) acceptance of the uncertainty of death - the acceptance of nothingness.

I say nothing about whether mu or damnation is the better, though.

Candle Jack
2010-02-15, 04:49 PM
*Looks at today's LFG update*

D'awwww ....

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-15, 04:55 PM
*Looks at today's LFG update*

D'awwww ....

You play a dangerous game with a name like yours. Very dangerous :smalltongue:

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 05:02 PM
*Pokes hisher head into this discussion.*

"Invoking oblivion" doesn't seem like pretending death doesn't occur... It seems more like an (intellectual. Getting your body to accept death probably doesn't go as well...) acceptance of the uncertainty of death - the acceptance of nothingness.

This sort of what I'm getting at. If you can simply accept oblivion as what happens, than it is nothing to fear, and in the end, the whole reason for the dislike of death is this fear of oblivion. Once you rid yourself of this fear, oblivion is a superior choice to eternal pain.

Also, can you really say that after a long period of pain, you won't prefer oblivion? You may fear death now, but pain can easily change people's minds. Now pain that lasts forever, that can change your mind without any difficulty. Instead of spending your normal lifespan being afraid of oblivion, and then passing onto nothing at all, you will spend an eternity in a state of misery, wishing for oblivion.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 06:31 PM
In my personal opinion, cheese nothing is better than anything.

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 06:32 PM
In my personal opinion, cheese nothing is better than anything.

Hmmm, just any kind of cheese? Or only certain types?

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 06:46 PM
What? What cheese? I don't see any cheese. *trips*

DraPrime
2010-02-15, 06:48 PM
What? What cheese? I don't see any cheese. *trips*

*points to crossed out word*

It's right there.

Zocelot
2010-02-15, 06:56 PM
I just finished a terrible book called "In the Courts of the Sun", where at the end the main character decides to cause an apocalypse because life is way more pain than pleasure and death is a way out.

My personal stance on the issue is that existence is pretty overrated, I'd rather stop existing than have the rest of my life consist of slightly more pain than pleasure.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-15, 07:06 PM
I would hope for something like a poltergeist, that way I can still communicate through computers. That's the point though, if the world of tomorrow wasn't to my liking, or if I got bored of it, I could come back.

This topic looks like it's approaching a religious line, so I'll leave it at that.

...of course, now I'm suspicious that you're long dead and doing just that right now. -_-

autoglassmaster
2010-02-15, 08:59 PM
Curses! Foiled again...

Groundhog
2010-02-15, 09:29 PM
Hmmm, just any kind of cheese? Or only certain types?

Any kind except for those cheeses which don't have the mold cut off after being aged, but instead have it mixed in. (like blue cheese. I think the color comes from mold...)

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 09:43 PM
I'm a little freaked out right now, see, I have a puppy right here, it's adorable and all, but when it snores it souds like something that escaped right out of hell.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 09:53 PM
This actually isn't all that rare for puppies as I understand. ...Unless it's fat or has sleep apnea or something.

Does it wake up every couple of minutes like it was suffocating?

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 09:57 PM
This actually isn't all that rare for puppies as I understand. ...Unless it's fat or has sleep apnea or something.

Does it wake up every couple of minutes like it was suffocating?

No, not really, sheseems to sleep quite placidly, except for the hellish snore

Zocelot
2010-02-15, 10:02 PM
My dog has gotten less snory as she aged. When she was young, we would have gone to the hospital if that level of snore was coming from a human. I think it has something to do with the way they lie down and how it compresses their airway.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 10:21 PM
I guess put it in another room to sleep if it disturbs you too much then?

Or listen to some music in headphones.

Hell Puppi
2010-02-15, 10:23 PM
No, not really, sheseems to sleep quite placidly, except for the hellish snore

Is it a flat-faced dog? They snore like demons. I actually think it's part of their charm. :smallbiggrin:
If it's not...some dogs just snore, especially overweight ones. I know before my corgi lost her extra ten pounds she used to snore loud enough to wake my dad up, which is quite an achievement.

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 10:32 PM
Border Collie actually.
...
...
I was wondering... what kind of noise do YOU make when you sleep?

Zocelot
2010-02-15, 10:39 PM
I don't know for certain, I'm usually not listening to myself when I'm asleep. I'm a pretty light sleeper though, so I suppose I don't snore much and just breath a bit.

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 10:42 PM
I don't know for certain, I'm usually not listening to myself when I'm asleep. I'm a pretty light sleeper though, so I suppose I don't snore much and just breath a bit.

I was actually wondering about hell puppi, so I can compare :smalltongue:

In my case, well, I ussually snore a bit, although I've been told it is not the "WOULD SOMEONE PLEAS KILL HIM!" kind of snore. Unlless I'm sleeping in the ground, that generates snores that can scare bears, and since there are no bears here in Uruguay, well, it's a pain to go camping with me.

Coidzor
2010-02-15, 11:20 PM
My ex used to complain about me snoring if I had any kind of sinus congestion at all. Sometimes while I was awake and cuddling with her.

So take that as you will. I don't know if it was really proper snoring or not though, since I thought proper snoring was more about some kind of way of breathing rather than the sound of air squeezing through snot.

Trobby
2010-02-15, 11:28 PM
I can snore sometimes..not a whole lot, but enough so that people have let me know about it...nothing compared to my dad's snoring, which is also Bat-out-of-hellish...but y'know, it's not like we can control that.

Also, if your pup snores, try giving him a pillow to sleep on? Might muffle the sound a little. Or invest in earmuffs.

Phase
2010-02-15, 11:45 PM
I had completely forgotten how amazing Dudley Do-Right was. The humor is still gold. Reminds me a bit of Monty Python, even.

Coplantor
2010-02-15, 11:57 PM
I had completely forgotten how amazing Dudley Do-Right was. The humor is still gold. Reminds me a bit of Monty Python, even.

Those old cartoons were amazing, George of the Jungle was also incredible.

Trobby
2010-02-16, 12:15 AM
I had completely forgotten how amazing Dudley Do-Right was. The humor is still gold. Reminds me a bit of Monty Python, even.

...I love you, Phase. *HUG* You know, a lot of the old cartoons don't get a lot of recognition for just HOW funny they are (and how funny they were at the time). I mean, Rocky and Bullwinkle is basically a lampoon on the entire Cold War. That alone is comedy gold.

Do either of you remember Super Chicken?

Rutskarn
2010-02-16, 12:55 AM
It is actually possible he's referring to the film, starring one Brendan of Frasier, Esquire.

I haven't seen it, and thus will not comment further.

Thufir
2010-02-16, 04:30 AM
I was wondering... what kind of noise do YOU make when you sleep?

At one party my snoring was compared to a lion. At another it was apparently very stealthy, like an assassin. Seriously.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 08:15 AM
Super Chicken? You mean the George of the Jungle cartoon?

Jack Squat
2010-02-16, 08:18 AM
When you find yourself in danger, when you're frightened by a stranger, when you think that you will take a lickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y)

Phase
2010-02-16, 08:22 AM
It is actually possible he's referring to the film, starring one Brendan of Frasier, Esquire.

I haven't seen it, and thus will not comment further.

No. No. No no no.

Dudley Do-Right. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN4v5-Z_TR8&feature=related)

Trobby
2010-02-16, 09:05 AM
Super Chicken? You mean the George of the Jungle cartoon?

YES! YES! Along with Tom Terrific Slick!


When you find yourself in danger, when you're frightened by a stranger, when you think that you will take a lickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y)

...I knew there was a reason I hung out around these forums...

I...I love you guys. ;w;

I'm gonna take the WABAC machine and give you all hugs in the past, so you can cherish them in the future. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkqn7O1lHFI)

Also, is it just me, or are pretty much ALL of the Peabody & Sherman segments basically just a long drawn-out buildup to an awful pun? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB8P1ANQxuQ&feature=related):smalltongue:

KuReshtin
2010-02-16, 10:04 AM
I was wondering... what kind of noise do YOU make when you sleep?

I was once told that my snoring shook the foundations of the hotel I and a few refereeing colleagues were staying at.

I have, on occasion, woken myself up by snoring too loudly.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 10:09 AM
When you find yourself in danger, when you're frightened by a stranger, when you think that you will take a lickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y)

Yup, that's the one.

Oh, the nostalgia...I think I'm going to like this forum.

Starfols
2010-02-16, 11:37 AM
Gee, I missed a lot.


...of course, now I'm suspicious that you're long dead and doing just that right now. -_-

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/lietoyou.jpg
Don't worry, I promise I won't haunt you :smallwink::smalltongue:.


Instead of spending your normal lifespan being afraid of oblivion, and then passing onto nothing at all, you will spend an eternity in a state of misery, wishing for oblivion.

I think I'm too masochistic to agree with that :smallamused:.

Anyway, this doesn't solve all the problems Descartes and his posse had started, what with the being-floating-consciousnesses-in-a-vacuum argument and all. It's quite the kettle of fish if you really get into it.


I'm a little freaked out right now, see, I have a puppy right here, it's adorable and all, but when it snores it souds like something that escaped right out of hell.

I had a cat who snored once. He used to hide under my bed and make me think my fan was squeaking.


I never really watched much TV, so I can't really comment on those shows, other than my acknowledgement I'm probably missing out.

randman22222
2010-02-16, 11:48 AM
Gee, I missed a lot.



http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/lietoyou.jpg
Don't worry, I promise I won't haunt you :smallwink::smalltongue:.



I think I'm too masochistic to agree with that :smallamused:.

Anyway, this doesn't solve all the problems Descartes and his posse had started, what with the being-floating-consciousnesses-in-a-vacuum argument and all. It's quite the kettle of fish if you really get into it.



I had a cat who snored once. He used to hide under my bed and make me think my fan was squeaking.


I never really watched much TV, so I can't really comment on those shows, other than my acknowledgement I'm probably missing out.

You're probably not...

Anyway. What face? I'm not seeing anything. I even checked to see if it was a GIF thing where the face pops out. :smallconfused:

wadledo
2010-02-16, 12:29 PM
You're probably not...

Anyway. What face? I'm not seeing anything. I even checked to see if it was a GIF thing where the face pops out. :smallconfused:

I'm vaugely sure that's the joke.

Lyesmith
2010-02-16, 01:05 PM
Man, I'm awesome. I just cooked Cabonara.
On my own.
And nobody is dead, vomiting, or on fire.

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 01:07 PM
Man, I'm awesome. I just cooked Cabonara.
On my own.
And nobody is dead, vomiting, or on fire.

<Looks at avatar>

Except you of course. Just in case you hadn't noticed :smallcool:

Still, woo for successful cooking. Always makes me feel proud of myself.

Rutskarn
2010-02-16, 01:20 PM
I am currently printing one hundred and sixty pages.

Yay?

My innards are actually churning and overheating in sympathy for the poor beast.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 02:55 PM
I had only intended to respond to the first bit, but then I got carried away with multireply. >.<


http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/lietoyou.jpg
Don't worry, I promise I won't haunt you :smallwink::smalltongue:.

Aww...but what if I want you to haunt me? :smallwink:


It's quite the kettle of fish if you really get into it.

...never heard this phrase before. Nor can I think of a situation where you'd have a kettle full of fish, unless you were putting the fish in there as you caught them or in preparation for cooking them, neither of which seems like it fits. This is madness! *runs around in confused circles*


I had a cat who snored once. He used to hide under my bed and make me think my fan was squeaking.

Squeaky snores? From a kitty? That's just adorable. =3



I never really watched much TV, so I can't really comment on those shows, other than my acknowledgement I'm probably missing out.

Ah, but that's what Youtube's for!

Is it just me, or was TV better when we were younger?

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 02:59 PM
:smallbiggrin: Pesto :smallbiggrin:

That is all.

Trobby
2010-02-16, 03:02 PM
Ah, but that's what Youtube's for!

Is it just me, or was TV better when we were younger?

Part of it might be Nostalgia. Part of it might be that animators were willing to take much greater risks in the past, and that the censors didn't have quite as firm a grasp on the networks as they do now.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 03:05 PM
Part of it might be Nostalgia. Part of it might be that animators were willing to take much greater risks in the past, and that the censors didn't have quite as firm a grasp on the networks as they do now.

Mmm. Dunno. *shrugs*

The other thing I don't understand is why so many old movies have such bad acting...or maybe I'm just crazy?

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 03:08 PM
Mmm. Dunno. *shrugs*

The other thing I don't understand is why so many old movies have such bad acting...or maybe I'm just crazy?

You're not, guess standards were lower because the film industry wasn't so big back then or something :smallconfused:

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 03:14 PM
Old cartoons are certainly better than most of the crap the industry churns out these days. (Although some of the worst shows of all time are somewhat old...*cough*Ed Edd & Eddy*cough*)

Quincunx
2010-02-16, 03:23 PM
THAT ISN'T OLD! (Slap!)

Excuse me, I'm having a bit of a moment here. . .saw in the shops today clothes made out of the fabric I selected for my first-ever sewing project and not to be found between then and now. I could use the emotional comfort of a kitty, squeakily snoring. It's been some time since I saw the one feral which will allow the approach of humans (and was probably an abandoned pet) and which will, when sufficiently bribed with sardines, allow petting.

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 03:23 PM
Old cartoons are certainly better than most of the crap the industry churns out these days. (Although some of the worst shows of all time are somewhat old...*cough*Ed Edd & Eddy*cough*)

Yeeeeaaaahhh, I have to agree. Though I didn't like that at the time either.

The first series of Power Rangers is a killer for nostalgia. I was sad :smallfrown:

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 03:24 PM
THAT ISN'T OLD! (Slap!)

Excuse me, I'm having a bit of a moment here. . .saw in the shops today clothes made out of the fabric I selected for my first-ever sewing project and not to be found between then and now. I could use the emotional comfort of a kitty, squeakily snoring. It's been some time since I saw the one feral which will allow the approach of humans (and was probably an abandoned pet) and which will, when sufficiently bribed with sardines, allow petting.

*brings his kitties over to Quin's place for a therapeutic visit*

...I wish I wasn't allergic to cats, because then I could take advantage of how affectionate our pets are. =\

Ah, well. *shrugs*

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 03:27 PM
New topic: worst book/movie/show/game ever. GOGOGO

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 03:33 PM
New topic: worst book/movie/show/game ever. GOGOGO

First, I'll assume this does not include So Bad It's Good.

Hmm. Worst movie I've ever seen is a tossup between several of Uwe Boll's monstrosities...unless we include low-budget madness, then it's definitely Bling Bling.

Book...I don't really read bad books, I think. Eragon? I know there's worse out there, sadly. This isn't really bad so much as...on the poor side of mediocre and FAR overhyped.

Show...I don't watch enough TV for that. Probably anything described as "reality". >.>

Game? Umm...umm...umm...lemme get back to you when I can remember something unplayably bad. >.<

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-16, 03:38 PM
Today is Pancake Day.
Every student in the universe has decided on the same thing. Pancake Party.
For my friends and I it seems especially troubling as our target kitchen is also the aim of every other Pancake Party in college.
However, we are having a midnight Pancake Party, so no big problems should arise. Hopefully.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 03:40 PM
Today is Pancake Day.
Every student in the universe has decided on the same thing. Pancake Party.
For my friends and I it seems especially troubling as our target kitchen is also the aim of every other Pancake Party in college.
However, we are having a midnight Pancake Party, so no big problems should arise. Hopefully.

...what kind of pancakes? Everyone I know likes chocolate chip. I personally prefer fruit...blueberry is nice, for example.

Alternatively, make waffles? Super alternatively, make bacon cheddar waffles? >.>

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 03:42 PM
Apple pancakes=yummers.

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-16, 03:48 PM
...what kind of pancakes? Everyone I know likes chocolate chip. I personally prefer fruit...blueberry is nice, for example.

Alternatively, make waffles? Super alternatively, make bacon cheddar waffles? >.>

We've gone for sugar and lemon juice, milk chocolate sauce, marbled chocolate sauce (we'll have to melt down the chocolate bars for those two, but easy peasy lemon squeezey), golden syrup and raisins as toppings. Also possibly raspberry jam and nutella.
People take what they want and mix away.

Sadly, we're using pancake mix rather than making it from scratch. :smallfrown: But still: pancakes.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 03:50 PM
We've gone for sugar and lemon juice, milk chocolate sauce, marbled chocolate sauce (we'll have to melt down the chocolate bars for those two, but easy peasy lemon squeezey), golden syrup and raisins as toppings. Also possibly raspberry jam and nutella.
People take what they want and mix away.

Sadly, we're using pancake mix rather than making it from scratch. :smallfrown: But still: pancakes.

... ... ...

Aaaaaand...lemme check availability for last-minute flights to Curlyville. That sounds DELICIOUS. >.<

Trobby
2010-02-16, 03:51 PM
1: Pancake day can truly be an awesome experience. :smallbiggrin:

2: Awful Media? Let's see...

Movie- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. I actually find this movie extremely offensive to the gay community AND the straight community alike.

Book- I tend to avoid awful books on principle. However, if I had to think of a book that I had to read that was truly awful, I would say...hmm...honestly? I can't think of one off the top of my head. Sorry.

Game- Aahh...that one's easy. Cheetahmen 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2oZJ_0YkQw) :smallyuk:

3: ....Gosh Curly, you make a handsome boy...#o.o#

CurlyKitGirl
2010-02-16, 04:04 PM
... ... ...

Aaaaaand...lemme check availability for last-minute flights to Curlyville. That sounds DELICIOUS. >.<

:smallcool:
They do just, don't they? Here's hoping everything turns out okay though, I've never used pancake mix before, and it's beem a good couple of years since I've actually made pancakes from scratch.


1: Pancake day can truly be an awesome experience. :smallbiggrin:

Here's hoping. Oh! And we have vanilla flavouring, so we may try a batch of vanilla pancakes with raisins and chocolate sauce.



3: ....Gosh Curly, you make a handsome boy...#o.o#

Danke. The Bath is a very good avatarist, this is one of the first five he ever made for me I believe.

CrimsonAngel
2010-02-16, 04:14 PM
My girlfreind thought my braces were cute. Thank god

She's getting some in a few weeks, too.

randman22222
2010-02-16, 04:14 PM
Curly? Your location both makes me laugh and bothers me. :smalltongue:

Also. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.

Trobby
2010-02-16, 04:17 PM
I've been into a lot of Oatmeal for breakfast lately. It's decent...but I do like me some pancakes....Oh! And waffles! Mmm...waffles...

Soo...um...Curlyboy...doing anything later? Eheeh... #^w^#

Neko Toast
2010-02-16, 04:22 PM
Grrrr. College drama is irritating. I'm avoiding my dorm room at the moment to avoid it.

So... Yeah. This is how it feels to be Gender Bent, huh?

I admit, I do look pretty hot as a guy.

Starfols
2010-02-16, 04:43 PM
Aww...but what if I want you to haunt me? :smallwink:
Oh my! ..I'm flattered :smallredface:.


...never heard this phrase before. Nor can I think of a situation where you'd have a kettle full of fish, unless you were putting the fish in there as you caught them or in preparation for cooking them, neither of which seems like it fits. This is madness! *runs around in confused circles*
It means an awkward and delicate situation. Sorry, I didn't know that idiom was obscure.


Squeaky snores? From a kitty? That's just adorable. =3

You can say hello if you like. Now in super low resolution!
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/0918061927.jpg
His name is Cedric and he is my kitty :smallsmile:


Pancake day
I need to stop reading this thread while hungry :smallsigh:.

New topic: worst book/movie/show/game ever. GOGOGO

Wuthering Heights/King Kong/1000 Ways to Die/Chrono Trigger

*run away!*

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 04:47 PM
Fact for the day: 5 is the maximum number of matches you can ignite at once before the initial flare burns your thumb.

randman22222
2010-02-16, 04:52 PM
Oh. That match tidbit reminds me of an axiom I will go by in cehmistry labs for the rest of the semester:

ADD MOAR ACID!

Seriously. If you want results to be more noticeable, if you want the experiment to go faster, just add two or more drops of HCl for every one they tell you to add.

Of course, make sure you're not screwing around with equilibrium. Then you do have to do it slowly and meticulously. Sorry.

Oh. And it's a bad axiom if you're doing organic chem. But if you're doing that, THEN YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

ION: Kyoot cat. :smallbiggrin:

Zocelot
2010-02-16, 04:54 PM
New topic: worst book/movie/show/game ever. GOGOGO

Jane Eyre, 2001: A Space Odyssey/crime shows/Shogun Empires

Lyesmith
2010-02-16, 04:55 PM
We've gone for sugar and lemon juice, milk chocolate sauce, marbled chocolate sauce (we'll have to melt down the chocolate bars for those two, but easy peasy lemon squeezey), golden syrup and raisins as toppings. Also possibly raspberry jam and nutella.
People take what they want and mix away.

Sadly, we're using pancake mix rather than making it from scratch. :smallfrown: But still: pancakes.

We did a similar thing here, actually. Only we had a fruit-punch style thing, too. 's niiice!
I'm nomming on apples as a post-event snack. I've got some sort of genetic thirst for fruit, I think.

How'd you like Jekyll and Hyde, btw?

Trobby
2010-02-16, 05:05 PM
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/0918061927.jpg
His name is Cedric and he is my kitty :smallsmile:

Ahh... #owo# My goodness, what a cool lookin' cat! *wants to hug the kitty*

Groundhog
2010-02-16, 05:07 PM
Oh. That match tidbit reminds me of an axiom I will go by in cehmistry labs for the rest of the semester:

ADD MOAR ACID!

That sounds like it could be made into a lolcats pic...

Hell Puppi
2010-02-16, 05:11 PM
Border Collie actually.
...
...
I was wondering... what kind of noise do YOU make when you sleep?

Heh sorry I'm a bit late on this. I sleep like the dead most nights but apparently sometimes I mutter or make odd noises.
I guess you could compare it to a dog doing the barking-thing in it's sleep, minus the twitching. :smallbiggrin:

Pyrian
2010-02-16, 05:36 PM
Is it just me, or was TV better when we were younger?Nothing ruins memories of favorite childhood TV shows better than seeing them again as an adult. :smallamused:

Nonetheless, um, I don't think you're old enough to make these sorts of statements, anyway. :smalltongue:

Quincunx
2010-02-16, 05:49 PM
Cartoons were better when I was a young adolescent (and worse when I was a kid with no taste). Night-time drama is much better now. Comedy is more a question of geography than time--my tastes in TV funniness were and are British. Game shows peaked before TV was broadcast in color. Factual documentaries have been constant in quality. Adult edutainment* is new and fun. Reality TV exists now, and should not. It's a hodgepodge, and thanks to streaming video and inexpensive DVD compilations, we can sample almost all of it.

Pancakes were made. Pancakes were consumed. Pancakes did not lessen the sting of being old, but were tasty even with unflavored syrup.

*(slaps Firefox for not flagging that word as a spelling error)

KuReshtin
2010-02-16, 05:56 PM
Just got back (well, about an hour ago) from a nice meal with a friend.
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/kureshtin/images/Ribs.jpg
Whoa, massive screen stretch. Edited to resize.

No pancakes for me today. Maybe tomorrow.

Going to bed now. It's only just past 11PM and that's really early for me, but after having been up past 1:30AM and getting up at 6:30AM the past few days, I need to get those extra hours of sleep, I think.

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 06:01 PM
I has no pancakes. I flipped bacon instead. This was a bad idea. I have learned my lesson. Next year there will be abundant pancakes to prevent ridiculous temptations such as this.

randman22222
2010-02-16, 07:00 PM
Bacon as a breakfast food is an abomination.

In fact...

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 07:19 PM
Grrrr. College drama is irritating. I'm avoiding my dorm room at the moment to avoid it.

So... Yeah. This is how it feels to be Gender Bent, huh?

I admit, I do look pretty hot as a guy.

Agreed. Ravish me, good sir! :smallwink:
I think it's the scar, the abs, and the dogtags that ultrasexify you. >.>



Oh my! ..I'm flattered :smallredface:.

>.>

*flirtflirt* ^_^


It means an awkward and delicate situation. Sorry, I didn't know that idiom was obscure.

Might be a regional thing. I can't say I've ever heard of anyone here referring to kettles, period. :smallconfused:


You can say hello if you like. Now in super low resolution!
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/starfols/0918061927.jpg
His name is Cedric and he is my kitty :smallsmile:

D'aww! So cuuuuute! ^_^

...and I read that in a cutesy voice. By-product of people cuddling with my "keedies" all weekend. =3


I need to stop reading this thread while hungry :smallsigh:.

...or you need to start checking it in the kitchen! Mind, this only applies to the culinarily talented... >.>



Wuthering Heights/King Kong/1000 Ways to Die/Chrono Trigger

*run away!*

Agreed/never saw/never heard of/only heard good things about.

Kobold-Bard
2010-02-16, 07:21 PM
Bacon as a breakfast food is an abomination.

In fact...

I was having it as dessert. And I believe there are worse breakfasts than bacon (weetabix with beer instead of milk being top of the list :smallyuk:)

Dragonrider
2010-02-16, 07:42 PM
I admit, I do look pretty hot as a guy.[/COLOR]
I don't. :smallamused: I look scruffy.


Jane Eyre, 2001: A Space Odyssey/crime shows/Shogun Empires
I liked Jane Eyre . . . .


Nothing ruins memories of favorite childhood TV shows better than seeing them again as an adult. :smallamused:
I circumvent this by never really having watched TV. :smallbiggrin: Beyond, like, the occasional Sesame Street and Mr Rogers at my grandma's when I was little. I do get this feeling with books I read between the ages of five and twelve, however. Revisiting some of those? Pure TORTURE.

Lix Lorn
2010-02-16, 07:46 PM
Huh. Did i post that here accidentally, or was i mod moved here? O_o

Dr. Bath
2010-02-16, 08:03 PM
Disappointing Curly! Even I made proper (lumpyish) pancake mix. It was delicious. Mmm! Crappy ham and cheese! Mmm! Lime and sugar (surprisingly good)! Mmm nutella!

Also: that avatar was more like 7th or 8th, not including variants.

Then went drinking. Was supposed to be karaoke, but sadly footed-ball got in the way. Dang footballigans! Pah!

@Lix: mod moved. No one needs their own thread, otherwise there would be a billion egocentric threads spamming up the place.

Pyrian
2010-02-16, 08:17 PM
I do get this feeling with books I read between the ages of five and twelve, however. Revisiting some of those? Pure TORTURE.I haven't revisited very many of my childhood books, but the few I have since re-read, largely favorites, I re-enjoyed. The Harper Hall trilogy, Lord of the Rings, even the Elfstones of Shannara (carefully not touching the rest of the series!).

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 08:20 PM
In other news, I has new puppy. Apparently, one of mom's coworkers was going to take her to the pound, and we took her instead. *snuggles fluffy*

Astrella
2010-02-16, 08:21 PM
Got my exam results today, passed everything, even Differential Equations, which I really feared I wouldn't pass. :smallbiggrin:

Gah, I'm so exhilarated I can't go to bed nor can I stop grinning even though it's half past two and have to get up at half past six. :smallbiggrin:

randman22222
2010-02-16, 08:31 PM
I miss Louisiana. :smallfrown:

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 08:31 PM
Snapshots of what you had for dinner? I think I like this thread.

Trobby
2010-02-16, 08:40 PM
In other news, I has new puppy. Apparently, one of mom's coworkers was going to take her to the pound, and we took her instead. *snuggles fluffy*

Awww...new puppy! :smallbiggrin: What kind is it?

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 08:53 PM
Awww...new puppy! :smallbiggrin: What kind is it?

Isa hound. Am not sure what kind. The lankyish kind, not the floppyeared kind.

Thufir
2010-02-16, 09:13 PM
I'll be getting my pancakes a day late because my family are weird. (I returned to parents' house for pancakes rather than make my own. Pancakes should be a communal food.)

Also, I forgot to post this last night, but better late than never I guess...
It's Pancake Day! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_aHCpZl4k)

Dragonrider
2010-02-16, 09:30 PM
I haven't revisited very many of my childhood books, but the few I have since re-read, largely favorites, I re-enjoyed. The Harper Hall trilogy, Lord of the Rings, even the Elfstones of Shannara (carefully not touching the rest of the series!).

That's true. There are many, many childhood favorites that I still love, including but not limited to LotR, Lloyd Alexander, Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, and much more. But I was thinking more along the lines of the trashy girl-and-her-horse novels I used to read, the 400-volume series, that sort of thing.

autoglassmaster
2010-02-16, 09:33 PM
Shoot, I forgot my tarantula! *scoops up tarantula*

Zocelot
2010-02-16, 10:33 PM
I liked Jane Eyre . . . .


I wish I could at the very least say "I see what you like about it", which is what I usually say to avoid arguments, but in this case I can't. I'll just say "I am aware that many people like the book", which is about as neutral as I can get.

Coidzor
2010-02-16, 10:47 PM
I don't. :smallamused: I look scruffy.

As I said earlier. You look like Bob Ross. ..BOB ROSS! :smalleek:

What's got you missing Louisiana, Randman? Other than the food, that is. I could go for some good stuff right about now.

Starfols
2010-02-16, 10:48 PM
>.>

*flirtflirt* ^_^
My, you're quite the charmer♪~.


Might be a regional thing. I can't say I've ever heard of anyone here referring to kettles, period. :smallconfused:
I think it's a British idiom, take that as you will :smallconfused:.


...or you need to start checking it in the kitchen! Mind, this only applies to the culinarily talented... >.>
I live in a dorm :smallsigh:. I wish I had a kitchen.


That's true. There are many, many childhood favorites that I still love, including but not limited to LotR, Lloyd Alexander, Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, and much more. But I was thinking more along the lines of the trashy girl-and-her-horse novels I used to read, the 400-volume series, that sort of thing.

I remember reading Redwall and such as a kid. I somehow doubt they've aged well :smalleek:.

I remember reading Lewis and Rowling. They probably have aged well.

Ooh, also a bunch of old pulp sci-fi I recently rediscovered after about 15 years. Anybody heard of Henry A. Bamman?

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-16, 11:06 PM
My, you're quite the charmer♪~.

I am, aren't I? Does that mean it's working? :smallwink:


I think it's a British idiom, take that as you will :smallconfused:.

Would make sense, I suppose. Are you British, then?


I live in a dorm :smallsigh:. I wish I had a kitchen.

Ah. Dorms suck. I sympathize...or I would, were I not a culinary disaster. >.<


I remember reading Redwall and such as a kid. I somehow doubt they've aged well :smalleek:.

I reread them a year or two ago. They haven't. v.v

Dragonrider
2010-02-17, 12:30 AM
I remember reading Redwall and such as a kid. I somehow doubt they've aged well :smalleek:.

I remember reading Lewis and Rowling. They probably have aged well.

I read them all . . . or all the ones (fourteen or so) that came out before I hit high school. I know there are more now because my twelve-year-old brother reads them. I think that maybe one or two would still be okay, but by the time I got halfway through the lot I was only reading them out of sheer stubbornness, not because I thought they were any good. Same with Eragon . . . when I was middle school age, when the first two came out, I liked them. I got the third one last year, my senior year of high school, and slogged through it out of perseverance. Good Lord.

I can tell you from first-hand experience, however, that Rowling is still good. I re-read all the books last summer and found them even more charming than when I was younger because at eight, when I read the first two, there was a lot I didn't get.

Starfols
2010-02-17, 01:30 AM
I am, aren't I? Does that mean it's working? :smallwink:
Whatever you were planning, I've probably fallen for it :smalltongue:.


Would make sense, I suppose. Are you British, then?
Not at all (Canadian). I don't know where I learned the phrase. Maybe it extends regionally over here too.


Ah. Dorms suck. I sympathize...or I would, were I not a culinary disaster. >.<
I miss fried eggs :smallfrown:


I reread them a year or two ago. They haven't. v.v

As I suspected. It's good I didn't bother reading all of them, then.


I read them all . . . or all the ones (fourteen or so) that came out before I hit high school. I know there are more now because my twelve-year-old brother reads them. I think that maybe one or two would still be okay, but by the time I got halfway through the lot I was only reading them out of sheer stubbornness, not because I thought they were any good. Same with Eragon . . . when I was middle school age, when the first two came out, I liked them. I got the third one last year, my senior year of high school, and slogged through it out of perseverance. Good Lord.

I can tell you from first-hand experience, however, that Rowling is still good. I re-read all the books last summer and found them even more charming than when I was younger because at eight, when I read the first two, there was a lot I didn't get.

From what I've heard recently, I'm glad to hear I missed out on Eragon :smallamused:.

Harry Potter is still good? That's great. I might just try and find those again. Anybody know if there are audiobooks of the series? I recently found out I love listening to books.

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-17, 01:59 AM
Whatever you were planning, I've probably fallen for it :smalltongue:.

...no, no, you're not supposed to be falling for some plot, you're supposed to be falling for me. :smallwink:



Not at all (Canadian). I don't know where I learned the phrase. Maybe it extends regionally over here too.

Could be. Or, like me, you could pick up regional phrases from friends constantly. >.>


From what I've heard recently, I'm glad to hear I missed out on Eragon :smallamused:.

Lucky! :smalltongue:


Harry Potter is still good? That's great. I might just try and find those again. Anybody know if there are audiobooks of the series? I recently found out I love listening to books.

I'm sure they exist. I know they were releasing them side-by-side with the books, way back when...

Eldpollard
2010-02-17, 02:52 AM
There certainly are Harry Potter audiobooks. I'm not sure if it's different for the US, but the UK's versions are all voiced by Stephen Fry's chocolatey tones. He's the same person that narrated LittleBigPlanet.

Starfols
2010-02-17, 02:54 AM
...no, no, you're not supposed to be falling for some plot, you're supposed to be falling for me. :smallwink:
Oho. In that case, you can color me smitten ♥.


Could be. Or, like me, you could pick up regional phrases from friends constantly. >.>
Most likely from some book I had been reading. I don't think I know any Brits personally.


I'm sure they exist. I know they were releasing them side-by-side with the books, way back when...

The problem is finding them.. I don't think my university library stocks that sort of thing :smallannoyed:.

Coidzor
2010-02-17, 03:09 AM
Yes. My cousins and ex-fiance's mom had audio books of the harry potter series. I think they came out either simultaneously or about a month to three months later than their corresponding books.

Might want to check with your local library. They should still be popular enough that if they have a selection there's copies of them within the network of libraries that it lends to if not the library itself.

So... Habanero + Egg Salad. Madness or potential deliciousness?

Now what about an Egg salad sandwich with habanero jam on one of the faces of bread?

Cobra_Ikari
2010-02-17, 03:12 AM
Oho. In that case, you can color me smitten ♥.

Aww, yay! ^_^

I'm thinking that's in the red family...:smalltongue:


Most likely from some book I had been reading. I don't think I know any Brits personally.

Ooh, book slang is usually quite nifty, too. *nods*


The problem is finding them.. I don't think my university library stocks that sort of thing :smallannoyed:.

...libraries stock fiction? Seriously? *glares at his college* >.<

Coidzor
2010-02-17, 03:41 AM
...libraries stock fiction? Seriously? *glares at his college* >.<

Sometimes there's no popular fiction section or only a very, very small one. My last college had about... 2 shelves for popular fiction. Of course, some stuff gets into the PN section anyway that's worth reading.

Thufir
2010-02-17, 06:16 AM
There certainly are Harry Potter audiobooks. I'm not sure if it's different for the US, but the UK's versions are all voiced by Stephen Fry's chocolatey tones. He's the same person that narrated LittleBigPlanet.

More to the point, he's Stephen Fry. Further explanation of his identity should not be required.

KuReshtin
2010-02-17, 08:01 AM
More to the point, he's Stephen Fry. Further explanation of his identity should not be required.

Quoted for truth.


Further explanation of his identity should not be required.

Agreed.

randman22222
2010-02-17, 09:57 AM
As I said earlier. You look like Bob Ross. ..BOB ROSS! :smalleek:

What's got you missing Louisiana, Randman? Other than the food, that is. I could go for some good stuff right about now.

When I posted that, it was Mardi Gras. And yes, eating some okay gumbo yesterday made me miss the food...

Dragonrider
2010-02-17, 10:24 AM
There certainly are Harry Potter audiobooks. I'm not sure if it's different for the US, but the UK's versions are all voiced by Stephen Fry's chocolatey tones. He's the same person that narrated LittleBigPlanet.

My little brother has them all. But they're done by Jim Dale, not Stephen Fry. :smallconfused: Now, why would they have ONE English guy do the British version, and a DIFFERENT one do the American? Thus depriving American audiences of Stephen Fry?

Though Jim Dale DID win some kind of award for his versatility of voice.

Player_Zero
2010-02-17, 10:32 AM
Douglas Adams did his own audiobooks. He had a pretty good voice too.

Also, I don't find Stephen Fry particularly amusing.

randman22222
2010-02-17, 10:35 AM
I don't like audiobooks... The readers just don't read with the same flow as me, and it's bothersome, for some reason. :smallconfused:

@V: What, this one isn't good enough for you? :smallannoyed: :smalltongue:

Player_Zero
2010-02-17, 10:42 AM
...Someone give me some game browser game to play, or some time-wasting website to browse or the name of some manga to read.

Phase
2010-02-17, 10:51 AM
Though Jim Dale DID win some kind of award for his versatility of voice.

Yeah, Jim Dale is actually really great.

I preferred him as the narrator in Pushing Daisies, though.

Dr. Bath
2010-02-17, 10:55 AM
Great dungeon in the sky? (http://www.rocketninjagames.com/skydungeonfixed/) it is dumb but there are lots of things to unlock.

Trobby
2010-02-17, 11:11 AM
...Someone give me some game browser game to play, or some time-wasting website to browse or the name of some manga to read.

How about an awesome free Sci-Fi game to play? (http://www.remar.se/daniel/iji.php)

Or as long as I'm plugging things, check out any one fo the freeware games recommended by my friend's blog. (http://knightlyreviews.blogspot.com/)