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Postby Janus%TheDoorman » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:05 am

EL - your location tag, is that an inside joke I missed, or is it just to frustrate me as I squint really hard trying to read that sign?
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:58 pm

It's a bit of a joke. I think it's something to do with Babylon, but I only know that because another pwebber looked it up and told me. It's just the picture I picked when I registered, and I thought it was funny to reference it.
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Postby zeroguy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:17 pm

PL14: are you a vibraphonist?
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Postby Petrie » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:05 pm

Steph, how you doing, love?

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Postby steph » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:19 am

I'm ok. And by that I mean I'm still surviving. I've been hiding. Sorry.
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Postby Petrie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:12 pm

Don't apologize. Just let me know if there's anything -anything- at all I can do for you, if you need me to, okay? I'm dead serious about that. Phone is on, AIM is on, FB is signed into, and I'm always lurking here.

Otherwise, take care of yourself and rejoin the world at your leisure.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:28 pm

*hugs for Steph*
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Postby Paul » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:11 pm

Heres my question. More of a theory. Is Kenn really a secret agent or spy? Come on guys, you know its true!

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Postby Paul » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:25 am

Other series that I like to revisit are Dune, Foundation, and Hyperion.
Neo, have your ever read Dan Simmons' Illium and Olympos? I actually liked them better than the Hyperion series. Weird, but awesome.
And I think I will eventually reread the Red Mars trilogy.
Luet, did you ever get around to reading those books? I absolutely loved them. I am currently reading The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson, but its not nearly as good. I also here there are a couple more stories in Mars series, but I've not read them...

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Postby Luet » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:31 am

Yes, I did. I own the first book and got the others from the library. I really liked them a lot. I will probably reread them again someday which is saying something. It is quite an epic but really gives you a ton of character development, which I like.
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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:34 pm

Other series that I like to revisit are Dune, Foundation, and Hyperion.
Neo, have your ever read Dan Simmons' Illium and Olympos? I actually liked them better than the Hyperion series. Weird, but awesome.
No. I've browsed them in book stores but I'm not sure that they'd be my cup of tea. Most of my knowledge of Greek mythology comes from Xena and other pop culture, so although they're actually sci-fi I suspect that a lot of the subtext would be lost on me.

But on the other hand, I didn't know jack about John Keats before reading Hyperion.
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Postby zeroguy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:38 pm

From the crafty exchange thing thread:
I have no allergies, although I am not keen on peanut butter, courgettes, or aubergines.
Assuming those last two are a Zucchini and an Eggplant, I've never heard someone refer to them with those terms. Is this a Rei thing, or a regional thing? (or a "zero" thing)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:43 pm

Regional. British/European folks call them aubergines and courgettes (from the French), and I picked it up there because I never really ate them before I moved. Rei, I think, picked it up from me.
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Postby Rei » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:45 am

Yeah, I got it from EL. I prefer those names as they remind me that even something that sounds so elegant can be vile.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:23 pm

That's the reason? Good heavens. :roll:
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:14 pm

Nomi, is
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
from a particular work of his, or just some interview/journal/you-don't-know/?
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Postby Luet » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:35 am

I found it in a list of quotations and I've never been able to find a source for it. Let me know if you ever find a source with your vastly superior googling skillz. :)
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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:38 am

The Myth of Sisyphus
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Postby Luet » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:44 am

I don't think so. Here is a copy of that and I didn't see the quote in it.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:53 am

Sorry. I saw three sites with folks quoting it as being from that.
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Postby Young Val » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:05 am

It's from his essay "Return to Tipasa."
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
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Postby Luet » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:17 am

Thanks!
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:40 pm

Rei, are you pregnant?

I wanted to ask EL, just for funsies, but I was afraid she would straight up murder me if I did.
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Postby waffleman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:36 pm

I wanted to ask EL, just for funsies, but I was afraid she would straight up murder me if I did.

not going to say who I am quoting but damn it was hard to zoom in :l
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Postby ender1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:41 pm

I wanted to ask EL, just for funsies, but I was afraid she would straight up murder me if I did.

not going to say who I am quoting but damn it was hard to zoom in :l
Not very good at being sly, are we?

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 pm

damn it was hard to zoom in
That's what she said.
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Postby waffleman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:06 am

lolol
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:49 am

Zoom? I just use the quote button.
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Postby Mich » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:13 am

I select them and drag them to my address bar.
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Postby steph » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:14 pm

I select them and drag them to my address bar.
I use that method.
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Postby Luet » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:31 pm

I select them and drag them to my address bar.
I use that method.
ditto.
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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:02 pm

I copy and paste into notepad. It just occurred to me that that's kind of inefficient...
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Postby waffleman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:39 pm

Press ctrl then scroll with ur mouse

See you did it!
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Postby starlooker » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:41 am

Do any of you know your Myers-Briggs types? If so, how well do you think they fit? (Or the Keirsey-Temperament Sorter. Close enough.)

My mother and I have been having a LOT of discussion about them lately. She's actually way more into it than I am. However, when she told me that reading the INFP description did not seem to fit me, I took strong exception and made her take it back quite forcefully. I am so true to type, although perhaps less reserved with my feelings than I used to be. She sees it now.

(Also, poor mother, it was quite a task to explain to her why, no, she never will be someone people naturally turn to with their problems. Even though a lot of people think she must be the coolest mom ever in the whole world and I don't really disagree. But she's definitely different from me, whose favorite activity in grad school when doing mellow drinking at a bar or party with new acquaintances/friends was to get found via some weird sort of radar by the talkative, pseudo-insightful tipsy total stranger who didn't even know my background and listen, enraptured, to their childhood stories and why that meant their relationships suck. My former drinking buddy used to try to rescue me, as she would not have been able to stand it and felt that people were taking unfair advantage of my natural counselor-y proclivities. It took some time to convince her I really didn't mind.)

Also, random question, as teenagers how many of you kept your rooms reasonably clean and/or took pride in its appearance vs. having a total pit of filth? (I am in the second category.)
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Postby Young Val » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:21 am

I'm an INFP and it's accurate as far as I'm concerned.

As a teenager I always kept my room clean. In my early 20s it was more cluttered (never dirty, just messy). The state of my room/apartment tends to reflect my mood. I was pretty depressed in my early 20s, so it's no suprise to me that my room was often messy and disorganized at that time.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant


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