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by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5909

I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction. Lemme take a look at my shelves and list all the good stuff I've got there. In the order in which I found them on my shelves: - /The Stand/ by Stephen King (post-apocalyptic) - /House of the Scorpion/ by Nancy Farmer (I think it was dystopian; read it ages ago) ...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0300: "Facebook"
Replies: 159
Views: 50578

I have done that before, for the Shins. The Shins had a very distinctive style of music, that they kept mostly the same for Chutes too Narrow, but basically threw it away for their new album. Alternately, the Killers (they weren't ever particularly indie, but whatever) have changed their style very...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I must complain about my incontinent physics prof
Replies: 111
Views: 11170

I searched my dad at ratemyteachers.com and he got an unfavourable rating, and I could see that the reasons the students listed weren't things like 'gives us homework' or 'his tests are hard' but things that my dad actually does do. I never had the heart to show him the page. Link? Nope, gives away...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0300: "Facebook"
Replies: 159
Views: 50578

I don't agree necessarily that that's what Trella was doing but damn, people like that are annoying. The people who only like bands before they get popular! And then when the band changes their style (as pretty much all bands do over the course of time) the people get pissed at them for selling out ...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

Weren't the Beatles pissed because their company was called Apple first?
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I must complain about my incontinent physics prof
Replies: 111
Views: 11170

I searched my dad at ratemyteachers.com and he got an unfavourable rating, and I could see that the reasons the students listed weren't things like 'gives us homework' or 'his tests are hard' but things that my dad actually does do. I never had the heart to show him the page.
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0300: "Facebook"
Replies: 159
Views: 50578

I like to read forum topics from potential interests just to get a picture of the person. One time I did the opposite of this. I am actually really ashamed of this story, but I'll tell it anyway 'cause it's kind of related. I... used to be friends with this boy, but then he moved away and got this r...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

I haven't heard any of the Beatles except Yellow Submarine. I'm wilfully ignorant. I do it sometimes - I have also never knowingly listened to Metallica, nor do I plan to. Oh, and I've never watched Invader Zim, or several films people claim I absolutely have to see. I just don't feel like it. Admi...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you buy an xkcd coffee table book?
Replies: 41
Views: 4500

Hell yes. I would keep it at my desk and it would make keeping track of references WAY easier because I wouldn't have to leave the tab I was viewing.

Also I love being 100% of votes.

Edit: or, I was, a bit ago.
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

I saw that video! It was made of awesome.

And, *shudder* What dark times have befallen us?

On the upside, Pink Floyd still seems to be very well known, even if everyone's only heard Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. So there is still hope for the future!
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

Lazy italics! The Beatles astound me with their ability to come up with that many catchy tunes. Also with the way that I've never grown out of them. Many of the bands that I used to like I either don't like anymore or sort of like but not enough to have on repeat all the time. But I've loved the Bea...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

I find it interesting thinking about all the references people in the future aren't going to get. Like, I was reading 2061: Odyssey Three (never finished it though, alas) and it was mentioned that someone in the mid-twenty-sixties did not recognize a Beatles reference. Which is hard to imagine for ...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite colour? (haha, proper spelling!)
Replies: 80
Views: 7801

I can't believe I'm the first to say this, but HOMG BLACK IS NOT A COLOUR! It is the absence of colour homg!
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I must complain about my incontinent physics prof
Replies: 111
Views: 11170

Not a science class, but I had this stupid English (or 'reading' as one of the English classes was called at my school) teacher who kept giving us vocabulary lists, having us look the stuff up on our own, then testing us on it. Except on the test, she gave us incorrect definitions to choose from. No...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

I find it interesting thinking about all the references people in the future aren't going to get. Like, I was reading 2061: Odyssey Three (never finished it though, alas) and it was mentioned that someone in the mid-twenty-sixties did not recognize a Beatles reference. Which is hard to imagine for m...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

Ooh, I can connect them! Hypothetical situation: there's this older guy and this younger girl, and the girl says "I turn 18 on 7/9/2007." So the older guy has sex with her on July 10th, 2007 and thinks he won't be in trouble with the law, but it turns out she meant September 7th, 2007! Thi...
by Darcey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I must complain about my incontinent physics prof
Replies: 111
Views: 11170

The tin can you are wrapped (read: space ship) in will probably cause more than a bit of problem for your compass, however. Doubtful, the metallic parts of the ship will be made out of things things like Aluminum and Lithium. Not exactly ferromagnetic... I was thinking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

I just act smug about using the best date format. YYYYMMDD, right? That's what I always use, and it confuses people to no end. I love it, and the ISO does too. So convenient to give things a timestamp. Like right now is 200708071556, though I prefer to write it as 2007.08.07.15.56. Finally someone ...
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad advice thread.
Replies: 125
Views: 11705

Oh, and bad advice I gave to someone a long time ago just to see the result: "Spraying bug spray into a bug candle is the ultimate method for keeping bugs away. You should do it!" There was a HUGE FIREBALL. It was crazily cool. Apparently the kid could have been killed though. =X
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad advice thread.
Replies: 125
Views: 11705

Adding butter to a pot of boiling sugar will be fun!

You should totally take the glass off of a lightbulb, then turn it on!

(Actually my dad did both of those things, not me. But I can't think of anything I did. -lame-)
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

Hah, I remember being nine when it turned 20000101 Wow! A time travelling xkcdian! Tell me, has the Mediterranean closed off yet? Ok I just reread my date about ten times to make sure I wasn't going crazy, and I don't think I am. I think it's right. Probably more readable if I write it 2000-01-01 b...
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I met this 7 year old at the pool the other day.
Replies: 111
Views: 8887

Hah, I remember being nine when it turned 20000101 and getting really pissed at everyone who kept saying it was the new millennium. XD I thought I was a genius for having realized the truth, and I smugly corrected everyone, especially my teachers. In fact, in retrospect, I can sort of understand why...
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lack of Inspiration
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

I am most creatively productive when I'm depressed. *sigh* I don't think it's a depression-gives-me-stuff-to-write-about thing. I try forming tunes and lyrics when I'm happy and they just don't come. ...unfortunately when I'm depressed I'm unproductive in pretty much everything else. I can only assu...
by Darcey
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24401

I'm fascinated by how many languages use the syllable "ma" in their word for mother. Yes. Even when there's another word they use for "mother", some form of "ma" or "mama" seems almost universal. I learned in an anthropology course I took (meaning I didn't ma...
by Darcey
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favourite song(s)?
Replies: 45
Views: 5672

damienthebloody wrote:1. Anathema - Temporary Peace


HOMG! I'm not the only person who's heard of Anathema!

Haven't heard that song yet though. =( But Anathema is win.
by Darcey
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19887

Blake's The Tyger Coleridge's Kubla Khan Byron's She Walks In Beauty Shelley's Ozymandias Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Kipling's Gunga Din I love all of these. And seeing that your tastes are similar to mine I'd probably like the rest and will have to look into them. =O Actually anyt...
by Darcey
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite characters in unusual situations
Replies: 84
Views: 9991

Snape on Big Brother.

Or Han Solo in my bed.
by Darcey
Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55148

Re: Dilemma!

On the internet I'm, like, the dream girl of ten guys I know from forums. In real life boys avoid me because I lack social skills. Alas. I feel you on this, except I do date around but I'm a little ashamed to even talk about these kinds of things to a guy! :oops: Just go into a crowded area and scr...
by Darcey
Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45668

I have a friend in the US who's majoring in Informatics and says it's different than CS. o.O Also I think I have a friend who majored in CS and is now doing graduate work in Informatics.
by Darcey
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45668

What would happen if someone wrote "Erase this" on the board, then circled it and wrote "DNE" beneath it? I suspect you just found a way to enter the secret area that the girl in Choices got to... Reality Hax! I have also been known to sneak into classrooms and write on whiteboa...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19887

Favourite poem(s)?

...I'm always tempted to pluralize 'poem' as 'poa', but I know it isn't.

Anyway my two favourites of all time are The Highwayman and Kubla Khan, with maybe The Raven in a close second.
by Darcey
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45668

I'm worse than all of you. =( I just thought "Hey, wasn't DNE something from precalc last year?" Couldn't for the life of me remember what it was. XD Plus instead of looking it up I just asked someone.
by Darcey
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0295: "DNE"
Replies: 145
Views: 45668

What would happen if someone wrote "Erase this" on the board, then circled it and wrote "DNE" beneath it?
by Darcey
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most addictive songs
Replies: 69
Views: 9024

One song I find addictive, or group of songs rather, is the entire Dark Side of the Moon album by Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd is the best band EVER, although I'd have to say Shine on You Crazy Diamond over the DSotM album. It pops into my head fairly frequently if I'm just walking, not really thinking o...
by Darcey
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Chords?
Replies: 85
Views: 9449

I don't know very many chords yet, having just begun playing, but so far my two favourites are: Am FM7 (x x 3 2 1 0) ...and I had no idea the FM7 was an FM7 until my guitar teacher told me, so... Also yesterday I was messing around and I found this: (x 3 3 0 3 0) I have no idea what it is but it sou...
by Darcey
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141809

!! Two more words. I'll try to make these my last.

-plight
-fraught
by Darcey
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite Imagery
Replies: 16
Views: 5316

Kubla Khan by Coleridge is made of pure liquid win. <3 My favourite line of the whole thing would have to be "And from this chasm with ceaseless turmoil seething", but the whole thing is incredible and the end always sends a shiver down my spine. I still don't know exactly what it means, t...
by Darcey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology question (Wild berry genetics)
Replies: 23
Views: 3881

Wineberries, which are mostly like raspberries but better. (We made a pie out of them and some apples. It was utterly delicious.)

And yeah, I'm wondering about humanity's influence. How much pressure does it take to alter the evolutionary course?
by Darcey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: hall of win
Replies: 72
Views: 7438

Vlad Tepes, for his unique foreign and internal policies. Seconded. While I don't agree with all of his... techniques, he is still proof that a dictatorship can be a highly effective and successful means of government when corruption is not involved. He was just that damn cool. Also he was played b...
by Darcey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0293: "RTFM"
Replies: 86
Views: 26425

I have to admit this is the first time in a few weeks I didnt laugh audibly at xkcd.... whats wrong with me? That sounds like a very serious symptom. If I were you'd I'd contact a doctor at once. EDIT: In addition, I think more programs should have a "stab in the face" option... When I'm ...

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