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by Caspian
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17517

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

Whaa!? But everyone knows chicks never shut up! It's SCHMIENCE!

Next you'll be telling me that white men can jump!
by Caspian
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear You 2.0
Replies: 2604
Views: 442228

Re: Dear You 2.0

Dear person arguing with me on Twitter,

If you honestly don't see why the fable of the prostitute in the gang - rape refrigerator and her magical poisonous vagina is anti-feminist, I just don't know what I can say to convince you.

Me
by Caspian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Jayelle's Day in the Life
Replies: 20
Views: 1989

Re: Jayelle's Day in the Life

The thing to know about the Honey Bunches of Oats is that Jayelle bought TWO kinds (one with almonds, one without) and every morning Ginny specifies which one she wants. It's the most ridiculous example of false choice. "Would you like Honey Bunches of Oats, or Honey Bunches of Oats WITH ALMONDS?" E...
by Caspian
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Musicals Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 8733

Re: The Musicals Thread

Hey the songs from that Matilda musical were written by Tim Minchin!
by Caspian
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Describe your [blank] with a [blank] title.
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: Describe your [blank] with a [blank] title.

Northanger Abbey
by Caspian
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Dissertation Story
Replies: 151
Views: 36257

Re: A Dissertation Story

Okay. So as I said before I need to have three reading lists for three exams to be written sometime around December/January. My theory advisor was impressed by my current list, so I think that one is set! My Middle English advisor and my Old English advisor are both happy with my list for them, so I...
by Caspian
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Dissertation Story
Replies: 151
Views: 36257

Re: A Dissertation Story

Okay, so I've reread le Morte Darthur and my examination committee was approved. For my three exams, one on Middle English, one on 16th century (ie early Renaissance/Reformation), one on theory, I have five supervisors who must all approve my reading lists for all three exams. This committee is made...
by Caspian
Fri May 18, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Dissertation Story
Replies: 151
Views: 36257

Re: A Dissertation Story

So since I'm here. As Jan said, my thesis proposal has now been approved. That means that I'm officially allowed to start preparing for comprehensive exams. At my university comprehensive exams for English PhDs work like this: I write one four-hour exam and two three-hour exams, most likely on a Mon...
by Caspian
Fri May 18, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Dissertation Story
Replies: 151
Views: 36257

Re: A Dissertation Story

I said: "Is this meant to have the processes for comprehensive exams? I think you have accidentally attached the wrong pdf." Then I mentally added: it could happen to anyone. Like me. Like how it happened to me and you were completely uncivil about it.
by Caspian
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Apocalyptic Film Festival!
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Just watched "Omega Man" for the second movie of APFF. I really enjoyed it, though there were some ... logical inconsistencies. The cause of the apocalypse is once again humanity itself, though the emphasis this time was placed more on hubris than on violent tendencies. Anyone else seen it? Thoughts...
by Caspian
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Apocalyptic Film Festival!
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Okay, we just watched Planet of the Apes. I'd never actually seen it before. It was better than I thought it would be, though obviously the ape costumes were pretty sad. The main message--which should surprise no-one, even if you've never seen it--is that "man" will be the cause of our own destructi...
by Caspian
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 26
Views: 3290

Re: Car Talk

Bumpity bump bump. Anybody know anything about cars? You don't seem to have helped starlooker much, but maybe I'll do better. As you probably know, our car was stolen just after Christmas. We sent it to the dealer to get the ignition (which had been bashed out) replaced. When finally finally got it ...
by Caspian
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17517

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

In theory any plagiarism gets an automatic zero, but in practice professors are allowed to decide for themselves, within reason.
by Caspian
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17517

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

In my 1st year university class (which is in Newfoundland, btw), this is how I do it: If students hand in a plagerized essay, I give them a 0. If they come to me and ask me for a second chance, I will let them rewrite it, and hand it in again, and will give them the grade minus 5% per day it has bee...
by Caspian
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Apocalyptic Film Festival!
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Apocalyptic Film Festival!

Okay cats and kittens. It's 2012, which means the world is ending. So let's watch end-of-the-world movies! Jan and I are having friends over every two weeks to watch apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies. I'll let you know here what we're going to be watching, and then you can play too if you want...
by Caspian
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brains or Beauty?
Replies: 41
Views: 5260

Re: Brains or Beauty?

Looks easily. Like most of you folks, I'm already smart.
by Caspian
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 34
Views: 5796

Re: Occupy Wall Street

Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis
by Caspian
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 221
Views: 45154

Re: NaNoWriMo

D'oh! :oops:

In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I wrote but did not proofread or correct my writing. Yes. That's it.
by Caspian
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 221
Views: 45154

Re: NaNoWriMo

[English Professor]All kinds of writing and all permutations of sentences are useful in their place. The passive voice is, as the name suggests, passive. It is usually weaker and it is always less direct. Writing is almost always better if it is more active, more engaging, more direct, and more clea...
by Caspian
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Performance without Anxiety
Replies: 52
Views: 6498

Re: Performance without Anxiety

It's been a while, but here's another song. This is a Woody Guthrie song that somehow feels very current.



By the way, remember that I take requests!
by Caspian
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff
Replies: 122
Views: 13357

Re: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff

I'm inclined to think the worst of both worlds. But that might just be my jealousy talking, since I JUST bought a previous generation Kindle.
by Caspian
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 34
Views: 5796

Re: Occupy Wall Street

Someone threw a homemade chemical bomb into the Occupy Maine crowd.
by Caspian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Insomniac (formerly with Vampire Hunter D)
Replies: 165
Views: 38052

Re: Insomniac (formerly with Vampire Hunter D)

I don't sleep! La la la! I don't sleep! La la la!
by Caspian
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: MLP: FiM General
Replies: 309
Views: 30420

Re: MLP: FiM General

I could swear I've voted already. I like Fluttershy. Even her sneezes are graceful.

Also, I have very limited exposure to 4chan, but considering what they allow (and even encourage) there, I find it mind-boggling that My Little Pony is a problem.
by Caspian
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 221
Views: 45154

Re: NaNoWriMo

I definitely think you can add names later.
by Caspian
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: MLP: FiM General
Replies: 309
Views: 30420

Re: MLP: FiM General

I can vouch for that. It is completely true.
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uh...
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Re: Uh...

Hey! It's all working again!
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uh...
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Re: Uh...

Oh Noodle. Noodle noodle noodle noodle. Noodle noodle noodle noodle noodle noodle noodle ... what was I saying?
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uh...
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Re: Uh...

So's your face
So's your mom
That's what she said
It is.
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uh...
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Re: Uh...

Well okay then.
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uh...
Replies: 41
Views: 4289

Uh...

This isn't just me, right?
by Caspian
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 54542

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

Okay techie folks. I am building my first computer from scratch parts. All I need is a fairly basic computer for internetting, but I'd also like it to be my tv. So I want to be able to watch HD video, and I don't need to be able to play high-performance games or anything. This is what I'm thinking: ...
by Caspian
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 34
Views: 5796

Re: Occupy Wall Street

I'd say that for Dylan you could probably rephrase it as "Don't criticize without trying to understand".
by Caspian
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 34
Views: 5796

Re: Occupy Wall Street

See, my inclination is to respond to that Bob Dylan parody by quoting Bob Dylan: "Don't criticize what you can't understand".

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