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by synaesthetist
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox Kinect
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

Re: Xbox Kinect - Would a hardcore gamer want this?

Thanks for the responses everyone, they basically confirmed what I was worried about with the Kinect (interesting idea but too small a catalog of interesting games). I goofed up anyway last night when a Kinect commercial came on and I tried to slyly bring up the "seems to be a lot of sports gam...
by synaesthetist
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox Kinect
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

Xbox Kinect

I'm thinking of buying my boyfriend the Kinect XBOX accessory for Christmas. He's had a passing interest in it ("I'd like to try that"), but I'm looking at the games offered and I can only see a few games currently on the market that he'd enjoy playing with this thing. Since my knowledge o...
by synaesthetist
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Just a brief PSA: I just moved back to Boston. Those of you who know me: Let's hang out. Those of you who don't: I plan to start going to these here meet-up things now that I'm not on the other side of the state, so I'll probably meet you! I was at the Princess Bride with some friends on Monday, so ...
by synaesthetist
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rock Band, HGTV style.
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Rock Band, HGTV style.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/synaesthetist/room.jpg Not everything is very well proportioned because I made this up from memory. It's important to add that all of the tables are too shallow to work well with the drum top and we haven't found anything to heighten them or put under the drum...
by synaesthetist
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rock Band, HGTV style.
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Rock Band, HGTV style.

Moo wrote:Can we get some pictures/schematics of the room?


Unfortunately, I'm at work and I don't have any photos. I'll try to draw a quick diagram in paint.
by synaesthetist
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rock Band, HGTV style.
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Rock Band, HGTV style.

I've actually asked this question on a couple of home/decorating communities before realizing that some of you might have come up with awesome and creative solutions. The drums from Rock Band are always set up and out in our apartment. We've tried dismantling it every time we play, but we play so fr...
by synaesthetist
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?
Replies: 160
Views: 11975

Re: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?

I want to preface this by saying that my parents never beat me and this was an isolated incident: When I was 6, I was in a department store and was so obsessed with getting some toy that I threw a little fit over it. I even attempted to put the toy in my mothers purse when she wasn't looking so that...
by synaesthetist
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Peace Corpse
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: Peace Corps

If you decide that 2 years is too long for you but you are still interested in something similar, you might consider joining Americorps, the domestic version of the Peace Corp. I'm currently 4 months into a 10 month term with them. The living allowance, while not large, is very doable. We also recei...
by synaesthetist
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

Noug - I was seriously going to come tonight and bring the boy but I was hit with a never-ending wave of nausea that is currently still affecting me. Hope that everything went well and that there's another chance for me to see people before NYD!
by synaesthetist
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493684

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

i'm also female and not a fan of the word moist. i'd never really known another person who hated that word as much as i did until a friend from college mentioned that it made her want to gag. i'd love to learn more about why women hate that word so much. i think it's interesting that i can't stand &...
by synaesthetist
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193703

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

two things: i have such a severe hitch hiker's thumb on my left hand that i once got out of an elementary school test by claiming that i'd broken my thumb at recess. the nurse somehow found swelling (which was strange because i was faking it) and nearly called my mother in. i wiggled my finger a bit...
by synaesthetist
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

Are there any plans yet for people to get together around Christmastime (December 21st - January 1st? If anyone wants to do anything free, I'd totally be down. Unfortunately, I can't host anything because I'm going to be staying mostly with my boyfriend's family in Brookline or with my parents at th...
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 10265

Re: What's your day job?

Major: Art Education, Minor: Art History Job: Americorp member, Community Resource Coordinator. Technically, I'm a volunteer (according to the US Gov.) who receives a living stipend for creating/facilitating after school programs for low-income middle schoolers. I also receive food stamps, much to t...
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2851082

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I once stayed in a 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts for 24 hours. I never hit the 24 hour mark, but the management got fairly pissed at us when we played a full game of Risk. In our defense, we were buying stuff roughly every hour, so it's not like we were freeloading. And the place was never eve...
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2851082

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I once stayed in a 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts for 24 hours.
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Never Seen Star Wars
Replies: 72
Views: 8740

Re: Never Seen Star Wars

I had actually never seen a single Star Wars movie up until about 8th grade and was constantly harassed about it by my geeky friends. So, to be a jerk, I announced that I'd watch every single Star Wars episode - but ONLY in episode order. It became such a funny thing by the end of high school/beginn...
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Game Theory Simulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Game Theory Simulation

HOW!? I was really bored so I made a program to go through it and do it for me instead haha. honestly, i just played around with Firm 2 and Firm 4. Firm 1 and Firm 3 seem identical and Firm 5 always cheats. Also, you'll get ahead with 1 and 3 if you cheat on the last one after colluding the whole t...
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Game Theory Simulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Game Theory Simulation

$93.80 vs. $49.60 ($44.20) was my best.
by synaesthetist
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109112

Re: Childhood misconceptions

Kelly's a dude's name too, you know. though if you married a Kelly, it'd be odd. Just don't name your kid that. On a sitcom. Because you'd inevitably get some cutsie nickname that later leads to a hilarious misunderstanding with some white supremacists. Well now I know it's a dude's name too. When ...
by synaesthetist
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109112

Re: Childhood misconceptions

This one got me a good laugh from people last night, so I might as well share it here: When I was about 6, I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl in which his grandparents are named George and Georgette and Joe and Josephine. This was around the time I realized that my father "F...
by synaesthetist
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents within America
Replies: 61
Views: 7973

Re: Accents within America

I'm an interesting case of having an accent entirely different from that of my parents and sister, teachers, friends, and community in general. It's occured to me within the last few years that my lack of a Boston accent could easily be attributed to watching several hours of television each day as ...
by synaesthetist
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

Heh, despite being Communications/Art for my year at Northeastern, half of my friends ended up being CS majors. I guess that's what happens when you're a member of an underground anime club.
by synaesthetist
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

Dude that's crazy that Meaux/Sarah/Noug have a connection to freaking Patrick! ::shakes head back and forth rapidly:: I think this is weirder than Nougat knowing Connor and Julia. Not only do both Patrick and Meaux/Jay know me, but Patrick's cousins Dan, Tanya, and Erich all visited at some point t...
by synaesthetist
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412899

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

sorry i didn't post here first! don't eat me! to be fair, from years of being on the internet i've learned to not read anything that's written entirely in CAPS because it's generally (in my mind) spam by 14 year old girls. 14 year old girls ruin everything. anyway, my handle is synaesthetist, i'm a ...
by synaesthetist
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 615910

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

hi everyone! i am brand new to this forum although many of you know me IRL (i.e., i lived with noug/meaux, slept in sarah's old bed, am a friend of esoteric wombat + several members of his family). i hear that the people on this forum are awesome and since i'm moving back to boston in julyish, i hop...

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