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by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 27796

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

GodShapedBullet wrote:This is really sweet. I wish xkcd would touch into ridiculous sentimentality more often.


Yes. These little bubbles of emotional absurdity really add to the flow of xkcd.
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 21416

Re: Secretary: Part 5

"I'm a submarine!"

I laughed. This was a great end.
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 36714

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Brilliant. I want one.
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0442: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel"
Replies: 372
Views: 85093

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" discussion

This comic seriously filled me with warm fuzzy feelings.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go find a bobcat.
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed May 07, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 33885

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

I love it.
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri May 02, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 28808

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

pnevma wrote:My neighbor has thought up the delicious idea of bacon wrapped bacon. I don't know what else to eat now...


Would your neighbor like to try chicken-fried bacon?
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri May 02, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0418: "Stove Ownership"
Replies: 148
Views: 28808

Re: "Stove Ownership" Discussion

Mine wasn't bacon. It was the knowledge that I could bake whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it.

At least my labmates are well-fed...
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 103748

Re: "Helping" Discussion

I think the ambiguity actually helps the feel of this comic. It reinforces the "something's wrong and I don't know how to deal" feeling of the situation nicely.

And I'll nth the hope that everything's okay in Randall's life.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 23130

Re: Trebuchet

Linux0s wrote:Who else besides a black hat stealing classholette would build a squirrel zapping laser? ~Linux0s


Any right minded geek girl? At least, I would... Though I admit I would only want the laser to teach the squirrels a lesson, not kill them. Constant cleanup of dead squirrel would be a hassle.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0382: "Trebuchet"
Replies: 103
Views: 23130

Re: Trebuchet

I should build another trebuchet one of these days... But oo, lasers!

This is the xkcd that I know and love.
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 52211

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

Loved it!

And I want to be black hat girl.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 33234

Re: "Redwall" discussion

Last one I read was "Legend of Luke". And this seriously cements the fact that I love Randall.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 30582

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

That was a sucker punch right there. Too easy to relate to, and too damn relevant right now. I want a real hug. To those of you in long distance relationships... Where? and how long? Austin - Boston (2 years) Austin - Houston (1 year) St. Louis - Houston (2 years) So, five years and counting with th...
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0351: "Trolling"
Replies: 179
Views: 35946

Re: "Trolling Discussion"

I laughed too hard at that.
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 150621

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

I strongly suspect that bringing Claire in is an attempt to test Mohinder while simultaneously neutralize the Noah Bennet threat. After all, The Company's had Adam Monroe captive for years. Surely they would have figured out cellular regeneration with him as a lab rat for all that time? I wonder if ...
by Lyra Ngalia
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 150621

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

Noah Bennet's descent into madness/paranoia is really fascinating to watch. Also, was I correct in interpreting Bob's comment about snowfall in Miami to mean that Adam Monroe can control the weather as well as heal? And if so, then his surname is a reference to X-men's Storm, right? Peter ditching C...
by Lyra Ngalia
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7077

Re: Fantasy

If a book does not have any of these, I will read it. It's worth noting that on my list of thing to read is Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell . I read about 50 pages and really liked what I saw. It's interesting and the footnotes are usually informative. They remind me of a tangent found in a postm...
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 30341

Re: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.

BoomFrog wrote:Ok, I haven't read the last harry potter yet. Should I seriously just not read the epilogue?


Yes. Stop before the epilogue and all will be well.
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 207302

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

On the subject of things English teachers do, mine always required a "dialectical journal", meaning that we would record on the paper a quote we found significant and analysis of why it was significant or what it made us think about. This pissed me off. I never really did quite get the id...
by Lyra Ngalia
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0337: "Post Office Showdown"
Replies: 155
Views: 28085

Re: "Post Office Showdown" Discussion

Dear Randall, You're starting to scare me. Please get out of my head before I tear the apartment apart looking for the surveillance bugs. And while you're at it, could you tell Ryan North to stop spying on my boyfriend. It's kind of creepy. Thanks, Me My fight theme alternates between Bridge of Khaz...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville: Defying My Powers of Description
Replies: 11
Views: 2222

China Mieville: Defying My Powers of Description

Right now I'm in the middle of Iron Council , having been badgered into reading Perdido Street Station and The Scar over the summer, and I've been trying to describe Mieville's writing and New Crobuzon to people who aren't familiar with Mieville. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get past: "It's r...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

keozen wrote:I'm SO re-starting mine.

Don't toss the words you've already written! They still count.
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

d33p wrote:Oh, so you're writing a Christopher Rice novel.


*laugh* I started this novel specifically because I hated Anne Rice and Laurell K Hamilton for making vampire novels nothing but screwfests.

So no screwing for ANYBODY.
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

Unfortunately she's already dead (vampire), and if she gets even more dead, the remaining characters (male) may just start screwing each other to piss me off.
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 30341

Re:

- Harry Fucking Potter and the God Damned Deathly Fucking Hallows there i said it Agreed wholeheartedly. I could have ignored the Never Ending Camping Trip, but the Epilogue just killed it dead. If I could just un-read the Epilogue, I'd be slightly happier. Children of Dune is another. I really sho...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 207302

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Oh man, I do not like when other people dislike Dubliners, because me and James Joyce are soulmates. Also, trivia time, apparently his publisher tried to burn all existing copies of Dubliners before it could be printed. Bad luck for you that he failed, I guess. The thing is, I don't even know why I...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?
Replies: 82
Views: 8430

Re: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?

Some work, some don't. I loved the Redwall books when I was in fourth grade or so, but now I can't read them any more. However, "The Phantom Toolbooth" was my favorite book for several years, and I still think it's a great book. I'm not sure what makes a children's book work for adults an...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

Cheers, Lyra! Are we going to have a subset of the NaNoWriMo word count here on xkcd? Because it's 108 minutes in, and all I've got is a rough outline... basically, ZERO words. I'm not going to mess with word count this year except in an attempt to help my home city trounce Luxemborg. I just want t...
by Lyra Ngalia
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

45 minutes in, Prologue written, scene set for Chapter 1.

And I'm going to bed.
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 207302

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

The Awakening by Kate Chopin This book is vile. It's 100 pages long and I still couldn't finish it. It's supposed to be a book about the feminist movement (which off the bat alienates every guy in class) but it ends up being about this self centered bitch that whines about how she's different for 1...
by Lyra Ngalia
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 150621

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

Torvaun wrote:<EDIT>
We need a comprehensive list of cool powers no one has demonstrated yet. I'll start:
Mind Control


Season One: Eden
by Lyra Ngalia
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7077

Re: Fantasy

The Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny I second this suggestion with this caveat: First five are great . Second five, not so much. And I'll throw in Lord of Light by Zelazny too. It's technically sci-fi, but the people I've recommended it to all say they would never have thought of it as such. I...
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 104459

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell wrote:The other ministers considered that to employ a magician was one thing, novelists werre quite another and they would not stoop to it.


In fact, much of that book is in my favorite quotes.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 31617

Re: His Dark Materials

Tisiphone wrote:Also Nicole Kidman said she wouldn't do the movie if it wasn't toned down as she is Catholic. It is curious why they didn't just find another actress though.


Pullman lobbied (hard) for Kidman as Mrs. Coulter.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0335: "Mattress"
Replies: 119
Views: 26044

Re: "Mattress" Discussion

Comics like this is why I'd contemplate having Randall's baby.
by Lyra Ngalia
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

Don't worry. Last year I wrote 50K without a plot.
by Lyra Ngalia
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16683

Re: Nanowrimo?

November is shaping up to be hellish, but I'm going to try this thing again. If it gets too much for me, then it does and I throw in the towel.

But I'm gonna try it again!
by Lyra Ngalia
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 31617

Re: His Dark Materials

When Lyra and Will are split up at the end of the Amber Spyglass, I was gutted. For days. It was all I could think about - how they'd have to live the rest of their lives apart, knowing the other existed elsewhere, and could have been reached. The stupid part is, my life is like this. I LOVED G...
by Lyra Ngalia
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fanfiction
Replies: 28
Views: 6150

Re: Fanfiction

podbaydoor wrote:I will find five pages of "inspired by [insert song from the My Chemical Romance repertoire], 1st fic ever, be nice plz, READ AND REVIEW PLZ!!!!" on ff.net.


You forgot "NO FLAMEZ!!! NU CHARA!!! NOT A MARY SUE!!!!!"
by Lyra Ngalia
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fanfiction
Replies: 28
Views: 6150

Re: Fanfiction

Re: The Pit of Voles While it's true that there's crap everywhere (95% of everything is), the sheer volume Fanfiction.net gets makes it an incredibly hard place to wade through. Even with an extremely conservative estimate of 50% of everything being crap, that's still 150,000 pieces of brain melting...

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