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by Maple_fish
Tue May 25, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24496

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

I picked up this book a while back, a few months after reading Snow Crash. I was just glancing through the sci-fi section without aim and recognised his name so thought I'd give another book a go (I did enjoy Snow Crash after all). About half way through and enjoying it, despite a few sections that ...
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)
Replies: 93
Views: 31824

Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Thank Eff they didn't blank out Muhammed's name in episode 200 too, else I wouldn't have had a clue what was going on! The bleeping in the 'I learned something' dialogues must have been a joke, deeply ironic given how much post-submission bleeping was done by Comedy Central. Is there an official rea...
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 304851

Re: What is your favourite book?

While hardly being renowned classics, my favourite books are the ones written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor based on their joint creation: Red Dwarf. The first two books were written by both authors ( Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers & Better Than Life ), then two more books followed written by ...
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 17393

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

The one story I always was partial to was The Colour out of Space. That one just has a really unsettling vibe throughout the entire thing. There are parts where I get genuinely creeped out while reading it, because I can envision what he's trying to say so well, and even if maybe it's not what he w...
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1165038

Re: What are you listening to?

Right this second . . . wait for new track to come on so I don't have to say Metallica . . . okay!

Killing Joke - S.O.36
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lady Gaga, anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 36619

Re: Lady Gaga, anyone?

Can't really say its for me, but it grates less on my nerves than most pop music. I'm surprised something as unpredictable as her is selling so well to such a large audience though. Good luck to her
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 200509

Re: Your last and next concert?

last: Efek Rumah Kacah @ One World Cafe, KL
next: Video Games Live in KL (if I can scrape some pennies together!)
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42437

Re: Post-Rock

Ooooh, seems most of the post rock I like has been done. Love the softer side (GY!BE, upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start, MONO) and bands at the heavier end (Isis, Pelican, 65dos) as well as some of the more inbetween bands (Red Sparrowes, Russian Circles) Regardless, I'm still going to drop a few more in...
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 276617

Re: Recommend one artist

I'm gonna go out on a limb having only read 40% of the posts and say Medeski, Marin and Wood. Please enjoy the promo video for Uninvisible. I did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuCXJlfeq7I Also, thanks to the posters. Hopefully I can kick start a new musical interest from these pages!
by Maple_fish
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Malaysia
Replies: 8
Views: 5753

Re: Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Malaysia

I'm already in Malaysia and trying a few ways to learn the language. Those links a rules and links are very useful though and happily I don't mind making a fool of myself by trying them out on people. Someone suggested I learn from TV shows, but everyone speaks too fast and often use dialects. How s...
by Maple_fish
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 807958

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

The thing about Isaac and Miria is that I find the over the top melodramatic comedy genuinely hilarious. But I can see how plenty of people wouldn't. Going back to this briefly, it wasn't their melodrama that was annoying just the repetitive nature of their skit in the mine. Melodramatic comedy is ...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion

Hahaha, well I never claimed to be a Biology major. Or even minor. Guess that would explain how harmful proteins build up in the first place too. But can these proteins been broken down in an area other than the digestive tract, or is it fair to say that once they build up and start damaging other p...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 807958

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Just started Baccano! Those subs sure fly by when a few characters are talking at once! Was watching the first episode and it seemed a bit unconvincing (Isaac & Miria were even annoying in a pokemon sense) and then something ultra-violent happened. The bass loop in the intro was totally ...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257101

Re: The worst film you've seen

I do sometimes enjoy tongue-in-cheek bad films (Troma, etc). Stand out example I recently saw was "Gingerdead Man II: The Passion of the Crust" (2008). Its different, I'll grant you...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2
Replies: 68
Views: 23767

Re: Bioshock 2

Hmm, I finally finished playing it the other day and did enjoy it. The first few levels were tough, but then after a while I found it difficult to not have maxed out ammo on all my weapons, a full stock of health/eve kits and a wallet full of cash 90% of the time. Maybe I learned too many chicken-sh...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: My first attempt at a comic..
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: My first attempt at a comic..

Heh, like an evil XKCD
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Malaysia
Replies: 8
Views: 5753

Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Malaysia

Is anyone learning these languages? I'm finding it difficult to obtain resources and have resorted to copying words out of a dictionary that I think might be useful and learning them. Isn't doing my conversational abilities any good though :/
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Coolest Asian writing system
Replies: 64
Views: 20160

Re: Coolest Asian writing system

Are we talking coolest aesthetically? I'm also partial to the Burmese script, but got no idea how it works. Now that I've seen it I live the sci-fi-ness of the Tibetan alphabet too (I can't believe I just used that as a scale for measuring a culture I know little else about...) Arabics good too, but...
by Maple_fish
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [Biology] Human protein absorbtion
Replies: 4
Views: 904

[Biology] Human protein absorbtion

Okay, first a little background. For the past few months at work I have received several emails promoting various traditional remedies for various ailments. The vast majority go along the lines of eating some vegetable/plant extract/tea/kitchen sink as they provide additional proteins that can help ...
by Maple_fish
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: psychonauts == win
Replies: 44
Views: 5785

Re: psychonauts == win

It wasn't the difficulty that was the issue (finales to games like Bioshock are kind of disappointing when the final boss is so watered down) it was the length of time it took to get there. Both times I played through it took me 1 1/2 hours to get through the meat circus and defeat the father-mutant...
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Replies: 19
Views: 3739

Re: Fantastic Mr. Fox

I almost vomited when I saw the trailer. The animation style looked intriguing and whimsical enough to carry a Roald Dahl story, but the voice cast? Who needs Oceans Eleven played out through foxes? But then, I've really hated Clooney since Batman & Robin
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Replies: 20
Views: 3862

Re: the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

I enjoyed it despite a local cinema losing the audio for 5-10mins at the start and end of the film. Still got the gist of what was going on, but think the power of the film was lost (especially at the end). And was Heath Ledger supposed to be an English character or Australian? The accent danced bet...
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 257101

Re: The worst film you've seen

A lot of blockbusters (Transformers 2, 2012, Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, etc ad infinitum ) I went along to see in a cinema despite kind of knowing they would suck. Hey, cinemas in Malaysia are pretty nice places to go. One other film stands out in all that I have watched for special 'worst' mention...
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Ice Cream.
Replies: 56
Views: 9566

Re: Ice Cream.

Anyone got an ice cream maker? Those things are pretty fun as you can chuck whatever flavours into a standard recipe. Made a Lindt chocolate hazelnut flavour with WAAAY too much chocolate in that was delicious. Peaches and cream is another one that gets made from time to time. I want to try making o...
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 109766

Re: Coffee

Ooooh, I do love Vietnamese slow-drip coffees! Guess you just chose what kind of restaurant I go to for lunch :P
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2
Replies: 68
Views: 23767

Re: Bioshock 2

GFWL is not my friend.
I hope they expand on an allegedly short single player campaign with downloadable content, one day to be released in an ultimate pack or something. My money for this week is going to a copy of Call of Pripyat instead
by Maple_fish
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: psychonauts == win
Replies: 44
Views: 5785

Re: psychonauts == win

I bought this for PC ages ago and its initial install required switching between seven CDs. Weirdest game packet I ever had. But what a game. From the cutesy levels around the main camp to the more twisted realisations in the insane asylum (built across the lake from a summer camp- what could po...
by Maple_fish
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6657

Re: Sleep

Actually, ideal sleep is between 6-8 hours. Sleeping much longer than this can shorten your lifespan Huh? Citation needed... Very much... I saw it on a UK comedy show (so it must be true). According to their forums though, the short lifespan is more likely to be tied to many other factors that also...
by Maple_fish
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 32
Views: 6657

Re: Sleep

Actually, ideal sleep is between 6-8 hours. Sleeping much longer than this can shorten your lifespan (but I'm sure once a week can't hurt!) I get by on 5-7 hours sleep most week nights- can't comment on my life expectancy though. If its trouble sleeping you have, reading always helps me. Or maybe ge...
by Maple_fish
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: how to lose a beer gut?
Replies: 29
Views: 5127

Re: how to lose a beer gut?

Have a cup of coffee before doing a physical activity such as going to the gym as caffeine will increase calories burned. Even if its a coffee then a walk it will help a bit. When I say this, I don't mean have a cup of coffee before every form of physical activity you do in a day, otherwise you'll e...
by Maple_fish
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 109766

Re: Coffee

Butter fried coffee from Sabah :shock: Do tell... Well, after the beans cooked with butter (and vanilla I think) during the roasting process. The stuff is then ground down to a fine powder for export. Brewing requires a special 'wind-sock' like filter to collect the powder. Basically, the flavour i...
by Maple_fish
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What did you eat today?
Replies: 185
Views: 63365

Re: What did you eat today?

Berry granola and a mug of coffee to start the day. More coffee in the morning at work

Beef tongue kuey teow soup and sweet potato fritters with an ice lemon tea for lunch

Lasagne for dinner :P
by Maple_fish
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 109766

Re: Coffee

When I was in Bali I had some of that monkey/cat poo coffee. Couldn't really see what the fuss is about though. Butter fried coffee from Sabah is still my favourite :3
by Maple_fish
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 108099

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

I recently fell off VGcats too. Think Scott's got too much on to even make a new comic every month or something

*edit* and Dr McNinja. Just one I'd completely forgotten about...

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