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by teamcorndog
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

What are the publication dates on that book? Some of her stuff seems so derivative that it seems less "ninja'd" than "plagiarized." What I find funny (in a bittersweet kind of way) is that now the author of the Vampire Diaries series is working on continuing the series, after sh...
by teamcorndog
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268672

Re: Recommend a book

I recommend 'Sharp Teeth' by Toby Barlow. It's about lycanthropes -- people who can turn into huge killer dogs at will. It's set in L.A. and written in verse. I never thought a book about werewolves could be so moving and beautiful. Of course, there's also quite a bit of gore...
by teamcorndog
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 98303

Re: Manga

So, I've started using the sites onemanga.com and mangafox.com for looking at manga scans. Is this bad? It seems too good to be true... I mean, there's a ton of manga, it's easy to read, and they don't make you subscribe or pay or anything. Has anyone else used these sites?
by teamcorndog
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

I don't like the stereotype view he has on sex, and the differences between the two genders. Also, I fail to see how it would help me to understand women if I read the Twilight books. I agree. It's aggravating when men act like women are some mystical creatures that can only be understood by readin...
by teamcorndog
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

Oh my. The other day on NPR there was a short bit where a guy suggested that more men should read Twilight. Nooooo. The worst part was that he says the book could help boys understand girls. Grrr. :evil:
by teamcorndog
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favorite Apples to Apples combos
Replies: 39
Views: 15992

Re: Favorite Apples to Apples combos

I've always used blank cards to come up with cards that I didn't have in my hand. Like when the Green Card was Touchy-feely, I had a blank card. Of course the obvious answer is Choir Boys, but sadly, not in my hand. So I use the blank card to compensate. So you use the blank cards as proxies for wh...
by teamcorndog
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 67424

Re: "Students" Discussion

I have this dream a lot...except it's always set in high school (sometimes even elementary school). I'm a grad student in the waking world. Why won't the nightmare end??
by teamcorndog
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: SciFi changes to SyFy (Everyone is pleased)
Replies: 75
Views: 10688

Re: I am agog, agast, and enraged

*sigh*
Fie!
by teamcorndog
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favorite Apples to Apples combos
Replies: 39
Views: 15992

Re: Favorite Apples to Apples combos

I haven't. But there is an optional rule that instead of playing a green card and matching red cards to it, you do it the other way around. Which I haven't tried either. Does anyone else not really pay heed to the winning conditions? We usually just play until we start to get bored of playing and/o...
by teamcorndog
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

You make a good point, ST. Inner ugliness can affect outer beauty. I guess that sentiment just seems really out of place in a book where the most abusive character is also the most beautiful, according to the narrator.
by teamcorndog
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

“However, my positive opinion of his looks was damaged by the first words out of his mouth.” At least she acknowledges that she judges a person as someone she’ll like or dislike based on their looks. Of course, she’s such a brat that she’ll dislike someone for trying to introduce themselves to her-...
by teamcorndog
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 2357

Re: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)

Thanks for trying to crush my dreams, Ixtellor! You are nice. :P I think it takes a certain type of "crazy" to teach any one group. Like I said, I can't handle really young kids in large quantities, but I'm glad some people can! I think teaching high school would probably be the best match...
by teamcorndog
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84073

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

Why did he knock out Echo? I get that he's sick of her "glitches", but was he trying to kill her or just put her out of commission? Because if he was trying to kill her...he could have tried a lot harder :P Also, Ballard's neighbor lady/fangirl. What's her deal? She disturbs me with her st...
by teamcorndog
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 2357

Re: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)

I'm planning on becoming a teacher, sort of as back up because i don't know how far forestry will get me. But i couldn't handle high school, and definitely not middle school. I'm planning on being an elementary school teacher.. I used to think I wanted to teach elem. school...then I subbed it a few...
by teamcorndog
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348394

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I just stumbled across the name Phay'bein.
I guess it's like Fabien? Only....infinitely worse?
by teamcorndog
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

Am I the only one who thinks it's incredibly offensive that she took a real-life Indian tribe near Forks and ascribed to them a mythology COMPLETELY different from their own..to suit her plot ? These are real people, SMeyer. Very offensive. It's also terrible that she picked a random locale for her...
by teamcorndog
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)
Replies: 46
Views: 6857

Re: stabbed in the face Books Project (Help Me Choose One)

This children's book about the gay penguins. "And Tango Makes Three". It would take you about 10 minutes to read, and there's a lot to be said about it and why it's controversial and how silly that is. And it's ADORABLE.
by teamcorndog
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retrogaming! Remember Get Off My Lawn on Snextrum 64?
Replies: 62
Views: 12695

Re: Retro Gaming: Fond memories...

I just remembered that I used to own a SegaCD. Did anyone else? Mine came with a game called "Sewer Shark", which involved flying some sort of aircraft thingy through sewers and killing mutant rats. It had REAL VIDEO FOOTAGE of REAL PEOPLE ACTORS, which pretty muchly blew my mind. zomg teh...
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 88719

Re: Mnemonics you love

Does making stuff into a song count? In high school, we had to memorize the 12 labors of Hercules (Why? Who knows), and it really helped to put it to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas" So now I'm using that method to memorize the 13 federally-funded disability areas. It's rather distur...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

if every guy was like Edward, the world would be a better place. I think maybe you meant "the world would be a bitter place"? Otherwise, this sentence doesn't make sense. But it does remind me of a classic Maddox rant, which was worth reading again. So, thanks for that. http://www.thebest...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 2357

Re: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)

Yeah, I've been a sub for a while. Some days it sucks, some days it is....sort of ok. I can't wait to have my own classroom and get shit done.

Durandal wrote:Related, and awesome.



That was awesome :D
by teamcorndog
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 2357

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire? (Future teachers thread)

Anyone out there planning on becoming a teacher? I am! :D And I'm nerdily excited about it. But also terrified. I'm working on my certification to become a French teacher. The main things I still have to do are student-teaching and my certification exams. I'm really afraid that I'm going to fail tho...
by teamcorndog
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 41
Views: 7338

Re: Coraline

And is anyone else surprised that they were allowed to put giant claymation boobies* in a US PG rated kids movie? *Yes, boobies . There is no other appropriate word in this situation. The boobies were the freakiest thing in the whole movie. Seemed really out of place too. I've got nothing against b...
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268672

Re: Recommend a book

'Diary of a Bad Year' by J. M. Coetzee. At first it kind of seems like something you'd read in a western civ class (lots of opinions and theories about politics, science, religion, etc), but by the end it folds in on itself into a story about the narrator's relationship with the woman he hired to ty...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retrogaming! Remember Get Off My Lawn on Snextrum 64?
Replies: 62
Views: 12695

Re: Retro Gaming: Fond memories...

I remember trying so hard to wake up earlier than my sister on the weekends so I could play Sega first. I usually failed, but luckily she got way too emotional over games sometimes and would stomp away in anger, leaving the glorious Sega to me. Sega games used to seem seriously impossible to beat, w...
by teamcorndog
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 41
Views: 7338

Re: Coraline

Quintopia - I'm guessing you haven't read the book? The book won't answer the questions you asked...because it works in different ways. In the book, there's no Wybie, and no spy-puppet things. The Beldam just sort of exists as a reflection of what Coraline thinks she wants. But anyway, I think you'r...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 348394

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Hobgoblin wrote:Parents in Australia attempted to name their child "4real". Seriously. With a number and everything. I was glad to hear they were NOT allowed to.


How can someone be not allowed to name someone something? Who gets to decide that? I'm curious.
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 110689

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall

I hate it when people think putting an apostrophe after a letter is the same as putting an accent over it (Ex: cafe' = café). IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY.
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163414

Re: Your Schedule

Wow, I just wanted to say that this thread makes me glad I'm not in high school anymore. :shock: You all have so much crap going on! reeee! For what it's worth, here's what I'm up to this semester: -"Learning and Teaching Technology.....in the classroom" -"Teaching the Exceptional Chi...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Tipping people
Replies: 150
Views: 17110

Re: Tipping people

I'm glad there's a thread on this. I never know when to tip, or how much (beyond the standard ~15% to the waiter at a sit-down restaurant). Whenever I see a tip jar anywhere and I have cash on me, I throw some in. But then I feel bad when I don't have cash to throw in, because it's just their bad lu...
by teamcorndog
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477619

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm kind of alternating between books by J.M. Coetzee and by Zakes Mda. And I've been meaning to read Sandman for like a million years now, why haven't I done it yet? My library has the absolute collection and everything! Oh, I annoy myself sometimes.
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

Nougatrocity wrote:Make sure to punch a toddler in preparation for tomorrow's discussion. :P


Well, it'll be tough, but for the Prettiest Princess I'll do it. : P
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 153025

Re: Twilight?

Virtual_Aardvark wrote:Today in AP English we were talking about modern books that fit the Epic form (LOTR fits!) and someone mentioned Twilight. The entire class went "EW NO!" at the same time. Yay!


High fives all around. Was the person who mentioned Twilight a troll? or maybe...a troll?
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

teamcorndog, I'm not espousing my views like they're utterly absolute; I'd thank you to recognize the fact that I'm actually trying to have a discussion about this instead of just telling people what I think and that it's right. Noooo I didn't mean to personally attack you. I'm sorry if it came out...
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you currently playing?
Replies: 107
Views: 11166

Re: What games are you currently playing?

I'm playing Okami on the PS2...and pretending I'm playing it on a Wii (with much controller-waving). Did they change much about it for the Wii version? Just wonderin'.
by teamcorndog
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

I disagree. You seem to be saying that the only thing stopping me from hitting kids when they're frustrating is the fact that they're not my own. I can't imagine how being a mother would change my views on spanking. I understand that my experience with children doesn't equate to parenthood. But why ...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

Just wondering, teamcorndog, what's your experience with kids? Got any? Ever done any babysitting? I've been babysitting since I was in middle school, and currently I work for a babysitting business. I'm also finishing up my master's degree in education. And I'm a substitute teacher for all ages. A...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

Do these studies factor in whether or not the parents explain reasons to the kids at all? Obviously spankings aren't going to TEACH anything, but if you're, say, at a restaurant, and your kid is having a shit fit, he won't be in the mindset to understand "You please have to be quiet so other p...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Advertisements watching people
Replies: 117
Views: 8071

Re: Advertisements watching people

If I knew of such a ad screen near me, I would destroy it. I'm serious. Civilians can not afford to tolerate this. How is it worse than more standard types of advertising? The point of an ad is to make YOU buy something. They're just trying to streamline the process. I think it would be nice to onl...
by teamcorndog
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Professor Layton
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Professor Layton

Wow I didn't think of it that way either, but I like it! That reveal could be fit into most games, it seems.
I really enjoyed the game, but I thought it was too easy and doesn't really have any replay value :/ I am looking forward to the next 2 games tho. Maybe just to rent.

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