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by Manticorehunter
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268801

Re: Recommend a book

I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned before, but anyone who hasn't read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell needs to go do that now. It's over 800 pages, and yet it still feels short.

Dracula by Bram Stoker is another very good read. Don't think it's boring just because it's a classic.
by Manticorehunter
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 183311

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Ender's Game--Orson Scott Card
Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov
Dracula--Bram Stoker
The Good Earth--Pearl S. Buck
Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
Never Let Me Go--Kazou Ishiguro
The Road--Cormac McCarthy

And I'm sure I'll think of more later.
by Manticorehunter
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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by Manticorehunter
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that you can't stop listening to
Replies: 111
Views: 18308

Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

The Beatles--Elanor Rigby
Scissor Sisters--I Can't Decide
Abney Park--Airship Pirates and Under the Radar
by Manticorehunter
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 268067

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

As a kid, I read a short story about a boy named Spit, who entered a go-cart race and ended up crashing his go-cart and dying. I'm pretty sure the boy was a street urchin. On a less vague note, I also read a book about three siblings, the youngest of whom had a large number of cats. The kids are le...
by Manticorehunter
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Spoiler:
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Spoiler'd for bigness.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 268067

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

As a kid, I read a short story about a boy named Spit, who entered a go-cart race and ended up crashing his go-cart and dying. I'm pretty sure the boy was a street urchin. On a less vague note, I also read a book about three siblings, the youngest of whom had a large number of cats. The kids are lef...
by Manticorehunter
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

The only comeback I have.
Spoiler:
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by Manticorehunter
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11496
Views: 1025948

Re: Vending machine!

You get the entire metric system.

I put in $1.25 and a tube of Carmex.
by Manticorehunter
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

Spoiler:
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by Manticorehunter
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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One role that Patrick Stewart desperately wanted to play.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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by Manticorehunter
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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by Manticorehunter
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1211006

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

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by Manticorehunter
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween!
Replies: 288
Views: 27493

Re: Halloween!

I have always loved Halloween. Something about it just makes me feel happier than any other holiday. I haven't been working very hard on my costumes in recent years, but this year I'm going as Haruhi Suzumiya and my boyfriend is dressing as Kyon. I think my brother loves Halloween too because every ...
by Manticorehunter
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: H. G. Wells
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Re: H. G. Wells

I've read Time Machine, Island of Dr. Moreau, and War of the Worlds, and rather enjoyed them all. I think more than anything however there's a very dated feeling to his work, which makes it fun. Could you expand on the communism comment? Particularly if you felt it present in everything of his you ...
by Manticorehunter
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 17593

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

Thanks a lot. I read the two horror stories, and I'm planning on reading the other one as well. Someone earlier on this thread mentioned something about Lovecraft being a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe, and I could definitely see that in The Rats in the Walls. What I liked about it was that he added a l...
by Manticorehunter
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: H. G. Wells
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

H. G. Wells

A couple of months ago, I purchased a large one-volume edition of seven H.G. Wells novels. I've recently been thinking more about H.G. Wells. I've noticed that he's a bit of a controversial author in the xkcd forums, so I figured we might be able to have a discussion about him. I really enjoyed read...
by Manticorehunter
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 17593

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

All I read was Call of Cthulhu, and it honestly was just a pretty big disappointment. The concept, obviously, was amazing, but as it approached the climax I kept feeling like I had to convince myself to be scared. He was telling me how scary it was, but I was simply not feeling it at all. That seems...
by Manticorehunter
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 191014

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I have partial heterochromia, so my right eye is blue and my left eye is blue on top and brown on the bottom. Most of my friends only noticed this after having known me for years, but then sometimes random people on the street will point it out, so maybe my friends are just not perceptive. I also ha...
by Manticorehunter
Tue May 25, 2010 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 913449

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

Things that are awesome: Books. The pages of different books may all look similar, but they can transport you to RADICALLY DIFFERENT worlds and stories. CRAZY!! Comic books. So many different stories to get into! And they're colorful and pleasing to the eye! Even more awesome: Trade paperbacks. An e...
by Manticorehunter
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 913449

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

Water is awesome. The way it can move upwards in a tree, against the force of gravity. And how solid ice is less dense than liquid water, so in the winter it floats on the surface of lakes instead of sinking to the bottom and completely freezing the lake. Floating ice protects underwater creatures a...
by Manticorehunter
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Expectations and Shame
Replies: 74
Views: 9058

Re: Gender Expectations and Shame

I normally don't feel ashamed about my lack of femininity, especially considering that most of my friends are boys. However, when I'm with a group of entirely female friends, I feel awkward and often guilty when I can't relate to them or comfort them when they're crying . It seems like girls have an...
by Manticorehunter
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0653: "So Bad It's Worse"
Replies: 137
Views: 37697

Re: "So Bad It's Worse" Discussion

After watching the Star Wars Holiday Special, I could never look at Star Wars the same way again. It was pretty much... a two hour long mash-up of trippy music videos, Star Wars actors embarrassing themselves, and unrelated video clips. Fun for the whole family, I'm sure.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Undesired traits (you wish to change about yourself)
Replies: 63
Views: 6290

Re: Undesired traits (you wish to change about yourself)

I should probably not even jump into this boat, but here goes: Physically, I wish my hair grew faster so that when I give myself a ridiculously bad haircut it doesn't take half a year to start looking okay. My hands are always either really hot or really cold, and they are constantly sweating. It's ...
by Manticorehunter
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0633: "Blockbuster Mining"
Replies: 161
Views: 32180

Re: "Blockbuster Mining" Discussion

People here seriously need to study up on their children's literature. I mean, who hasn't read Harriet the Spy and The Little Prince?
Anyway, get out of my head, Randall. I was just thinking about re-reading Harriet the Spy. Also, I would totally watch this movie.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0610: "Sheeple"
Replies: 511
Views: 97825

Re: "Sheeple" Discussion

Most people in my school think like that. As I sometimes tell people, "There are two types of people in this world: sheeple, and sheeple in denial." Most of my friends don't understand my reasoning, believing that the fact that you are aware that you are part of a brainless mass makes you ...
by Manticorehunter
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3926
Views: 389080

Re: Rate the avatar above you

It's a Siamese cat.

9/10 very nice and creepy, and I like the coloring.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3926
Views: 389080

Re: Rate the avatar above you

5/10 I've seen better Napoleon zombies.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Naming Your Possessions
Replies: 85
Views: 7808

Re: Naming Your Possessions

Also, the lightboard for the stage lights that I work with is named Guy, and the monitor is named Buddy.
by Manticorehunter
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18458

Re: Irrational Dislikes

But I'm IN a relationship! I just don't go around announcing it to everyone who can see me.
by Manticorehunter
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18458

Re: Irrational Dislikes

I get really pissed off when I see a couple walking down the street holding hands. It's as if they're saying, "Hey, I'm in a long-term relationship with this person, bitches!" That only bothers me when it's a boy and a girl, and I'm not sure why.
by Manticorehunter
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 52072

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

No, no, no, Barrel Guy IS Ferret Guy. And he's closely based on the Little Prince.
by Manticorehunter
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0618: "Asteroid"
Replies: 188
Views: 52072

Re: "Asteroid" Discussion

It's nice to see that Randall hasn't forgotten the Little Prince. He seemed to take a lot of inspiration from that book in the earliest comics.
by Manticorehunter
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Naming Your Possessions
Replies: 85
Views: 7808

Re: Naming Your Possessions

There is a plant in my kitchen named Robert Plant (durr).
by Manticorehunter
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378270

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

He doesn't do it for very long periods of time (that may be difficult to pull off) but he'll do it for up to several hours at a time. And no, he hasn't tried the Nerve Pinch. :)
by Manticorehunter
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378270

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, everybody. Long time lurker, first time poster. My name is Sarah, I'm 15, and I'm terrified of Utahraptors. My hobbies include reading and (to a lesser extent) writing comic books, rats, and video games. I also convinced my brother to pretend to be Spock. I'm not sure how much I belong here, but...

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