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by liza
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Learning Language by Reading a Translation of a Known Text
Replies: 21
Views: 4110

Re: Learning Language by Reading a Translation of a Known Text

I used to play the Sims (yes, yes, I know :roll:), but around a month in I decided to change the language to French. I adapted quickly because I needed to know what I was instructing my Sims to do. Immersion method, but in a very limited way. Plus, you learn colloquialisms, strange words, and turns ...
by liza
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Alien languages
Replies: 55
Views: 4526

Re: Alien languages

could our grammatical structure be lacking something because we are not advanced enough? Perhaps, but if we can't comprehend we very well cannot discuss it. Wouldn't that be like asking the dog its opinion on its inability to comprehend what we can? So we're limited to discussing what parts of alie...
by liza
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11855

Re: Hotness of instruments?

bbctol wrote:Um, trombones? Trombones are fuckin' sexy.

He speaks the truth, people.

Edit: Also, guitars do very little for me. I guess I'm more into the orchestral thing. Plus, guitars are so mainstream; everyone who wants to be cool plays guitar. Now basses...
by liza
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11855

Re: Hotness of instruments?

Saxophones deliver some of THE hottest jazz solos are therefore should be higher. The problem with the sax lies in the fact that the different kinds have different levels of hotness - sopranos outside jazz? Meh. Baritone? Heck yes.

Also, the flute is HOT and you all know it.
by liza
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtracks
Replies: 48
Views: 6021

Re: Soundtracks

Yes, the Amelie soundtrack is lovely. So is Chocolat's.
by liza
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11855

Hotness of instruments?

Image
Discuss.
(I hope Ren doesn't mind?)
by liza
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0331: "Photoshops"
Replies: 113
Views: 28906

Re: "Photoshops" Discussion

Oh, and "404: Not found" or just "404" are good in real life too for confusion ("What do you think of noumena?" "Noumena? 404: Not found.") or simply being unable to find something.
by liza
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0331: "Photoshops"
Replies: 113
Views: 28906

Re: "Photoshops" Discussion

I do this all the time. It really, really confuses/angers some people.

"First post"/"first p0st!!1!" is fun for signing broken arm casts and yearbooks and such.
by liza
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 136268

Re: Insult the poster below you :(

Mommy told not to touch the oven, but I didn't listen :(

\/ Wants to be an lolcat.
by liza
Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259319

Re: Custom titles

Titles bestowed by chance still happen, but those are rarer and more interesting. I received my title after only 24 posts... I felt special. And I still do, clearly, because I note that at every chance. Being so titled was probably one of the things that kept me posting so very much. And makes it v...
by liza
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071244

Re: Back to post yo' face

tmad40blue wrote:Marching band FTW.

HOT

I love a man in uniform who can march.
I march too, but we're very poor :( Shame, marching band is fun. In a dorky way.
by liza
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Custom titles
Replies: 2761
Views: 259319

Re: Custom titles

Or you can wake up one morning to see you've acquired one from an admin (not a mod, they've no hand in the process, btw) in a good mood. I can't say I was particularly well-known at the time (three or four months, four hundred posts?), just lucky. I'd say admin moodswings are a big part of this proc...
by liza
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071244

Re: Back to post yo' face

Image

Meh photo of me, I just really like the lighting. Taken in Santa Monica, I think.
(Do I have the record of 'most photos posted of self' yet?)
by liza
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9343592

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Cambridge Latin wrote:ecce! tuncia erat lapidea. tum amicus rom intellexit. ille centurio erat versipellis.

That made me laugh. I <3 Latin.
by liza
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20306

Re: Nerd test!

There were a number of issues like that with the test.... I'm sure we all know and recognize these insufficiencies; most people can pick apart these silly little internet personality tests with little effort, and could probably do a similar job with professional psychology test. Actually, I found t...
by liza
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerd test!
Replies: 231
Views: 20306

Re: Nerd test!

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Yeah, I'm fairly proud of these scores. I don't like comic books and I'm only so-so on sci-fi. Yay history and math! (I've gotten few opportunities to learn coding, but I've taken apart electronics before.)
by liza
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36892

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

If I'm reading a book that requires stopping between chapters and/or several weeks of reading effort, bookmarks. How can one lose a bookmark? If you have a bit of paper or a similarly thin scrap of something, you have a bookmark. Otherwise, I just remember page numbers/chapter numbers. It's not diff...
by liza
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Letters
Replies: 69
Views: 4859

Re: Letters

I too have a wax seal. I like it. It's just an 'E'.


If anyone wants a letter, I'm more than happy to write one for you :) I love letters. Just PM with an address.
by liza
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25751

If you want it, here it is
Come and get it
Mmhmmhmm
But you better hurry 'cause it's going fast.

Come and Get It by Badfinger, if you haven't guessed.
by liza
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypocrite US residents?
Replies: 63
Views: 5616

Different people in different parts of the world act differently, and we have to get used to it. Man, that needs to be the U.N.'s slogan. Or something. The common opinion (at least in my circle of friends) about US residents is that they're hypocrites. That if you talk to someone there they'll most...
by liza
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: In an upcoming demonstrative speech...
Replies: 34
Views: 3707

I did a demonstrative speech on demonstrative speech once. Got very good marks (90+), but the comment sheet included something to the effect of: "Very cute, delivered well, but don't try to be such a smart-alec next time, okay?" I call that a win. The absurd examples of poor speech-making ...
by liza
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 22234

Single female. At least, that's what my internet persona is.



This site is terribly misleading though. It promotes the idea that there are in fact attractive, single male geeks out there. You do not exist! Stop saying you do!
by liza
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31503

Undoubtedly! I only saw the first season, but I loved it. I catch random episodes from time to time.

Because, after all, there's money in the banana stand.
by liza
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess The Next Poster
Replies: 23751
Views: 1893979

NO! (I bet you didn't see ME coming! Especially since I haven't posted in this thread since before you signed up.)

Okita's next.
by liza
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Music Pleasures
Replies: 99
Views: 10805

The Killers. I love, LOVE their music, though I campaign against manufactured pop a good deal of the time. Go figure.
by liza
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Guns, Germs and Steel
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

Fairly solid, a decent read, though I didn't find it ground-breaking, per se. I did read it at fifteen though, so it's possible I didn't appreciate it fully.
That being said, I preferred the movie. Less repetitive, and, well, moar pitchurz! :)
by liza
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs that make you lose faith in humanity
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

The Killers - You're gay, we GET it. :( I guess I'll take this one to "Guilty Pleasures" though. Anyway, my rule of thumb is that one of your band members could be replaced by participants on a 'reality' show, they are not real musicians. Also, if you don't play an instrument and you need...
by liza
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1443902

I hope all you men know Hugh just did you a huge favour. By looking through that much meat, you narrowly avoid becoming sissies and/or full-blown girls. Just narrowly, though. Say thank you!

Ya sissies.
by liza
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141461

syllepsis THANK YOU for that word. It's wonderful . I have a song-writing family friend who uses it a lot; she'll enjoy it. (Tinified to distract less) Checkered Past It's an August night, an august crowd The music and your suit are loud We do a tango so low-browed Onlookers look aghast You dance t...
by liza
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nucular
Replies: 106
Views: 12339

Ha! I totally say nucular ... And to think my subconscious had a crush on you :( Go! Go sit in the corner and think about what you've done! (Okay, I think this joke about me wanting you has gone far enough. srsly.) I like the sound of Aluminium, but I say Aluminum. I spell like a Brit, but I'm loya...
by liza
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Maltreatment of books
Replies: 42
Views: 6177

First off, isn't "Maltreatment of Books" more grammatically accurate? Second, my books are precious. I don't bend spines. I don't fold pages. I rarely highlight/write in them. In all honesty, I probably treat my books better than I treat most people, and I feel no guilt for this. I like ge...
by liza
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071244

Teshi wrote:[img]

You look a lot like this girl I know, Zoe.
I mean, a lot a lot.
The end (also, you're pretty! yay you!).
by liza
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nucular
Replies: 106
Views: 12339

Nucular

(i.e. Mispronunciations that make you want to punch people in the face.)

Nucular, in my opinion, is the worst. Any other contenders?
by liza
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone have any humourous college courses?
Replies: 47
Views: 4119

My Calculus teacher last year was pretty sweet. We were doing 3d integrals, and this particular one was a sqrt graph rotated around the x-axis. "What is this shape? A bullet? No, that's too violent. How about a pope hat? But it's sideways. The pope wouldn't be sideways with his hat on. ...Unles...
by liza
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A random and coincidental pattern I found....
Replies: 28
Views: 4054

I keep keeping time and thus messing it up. It makes me feel awfully silly. I've been in marching band too long.
by liza
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What Time zone are you in?
Replies: 44
Views: 4224

Standard for me is -8 (but yeah, -7 right now). Yeah West Coast!
by liza
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering?
Replies: 48
Views: 3554

[EDIT] Hasn't anyone forgot that compulsory volunteer work is just forced labor? And that there's no motivation? There is if it's a prerequisite for something one wants (e.g. a diploma). And what if it enriches the person? Many argue that their time volunteering with whatever organisation has made ...
by liza
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering?
Replies: 48
Views: 3554

I like that reasoning, Solt. Mind if I use it?
by liza
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering?
Replies: 48
Views: 3554

Amicitia wrote:Why donate to a charity in any way--including with human capital?

To help people who can't help themselves, mostly (IMO). Victims of disasters, and such. Do you have an issue with community service itself?
by liza
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering?
Replies: 48
Views: 3554

But for those who don't have disposable income/prefer volunteering to throwing money at a charity? I know that's what I'd prefer to do.

scrt_rbt_agnt wrote:people should volunteer out of the goodness of their hearts god damnit. :?

True, but if people simply aren't? I know volunteer shortages aren't unusual.

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