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by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849140

Ah, well that's completely understandable. From what you describe it doesn't look like you will become BEST friends with her, but you can definitely develop a simple friendship and trust. When I moved to college, I didn't know anyone either. (and UT is HUGE so it can be intimidating..) You'll make n...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849140

I think the bigger problem is that worrying is happening. Not getting along with a roommate might be a problem, but don't let it upset you... if you can : ) If you honestly hate your roommate, there are ways to go about applying for a room transfer, or possibly even working out the problems very str...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Personalized Book Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Personalized Book Recommendations

I've only read a very small number of authors who I love so much that I would re-read their books multiple times, just to enjoy it. I occasionally browse through book websites and recommendation sites to see if I can ever find decent recommendations, but I NEVER have. I think it has to be more perso...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30749

My degree is in Linguistics, with a minor in Persian. I wish I minored in Japanese, but more importantly, I wish I majored in engineering, music, or chemistry, or astronomy, or philosophy, or pre-med, or god dammit I had too many choices and I think I regret choosing the liberal arts path even thoug...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Perception and Reality: The Theory of Non-Conceptualism
Replies: 32
Views: 4113

Not so much abortion as anything with moral values, perhaps.

Moral values which are... conceptual?
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849140

Even Alanis Morissette knows what duplicitous means.
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849140

Thanks : ) I think I just needed to get that out. Sometimes the best people to talk to are truly (and yet relatively) unbiased third parties.. And it's always nice to get the crazy out instead of repressing it : P For me, it's like being in two states of mind at once. The reason I assume I'm depress...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"
Replies: 241
Views: 47091

That map is actually pretty cool. I had something interesting to say here but I got distracted by massive egg facial defecation. ... Oh yeah, back in the days of EQ I used to frequent a forum where I met several aquaintances and friends, and I discovered that one of the board members lived in Austin...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2849140

It takes a lot of effort to be noticed on a big forum... don't take it to heart. Just keep being funny and one day someone will giggle in your direction. Confession: I'm going through a strange depression because I'm really happy and at peace in my head, in a very rational logical kind of way, but m...
by Clerria
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0044: "Love"
Replies: 32
Views: 11533

This one makes me wince a bit, too ; /

Most people are so emotionally fragile, that to openly admit this in a relationship would be devastating
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24332

I told myself I would only get married for a rational, economic reason. But if you present a good case, then... I was expecting a terroristic red edit at worst, but I'm glad my view went over so well. I haven't been trolling around here very long, but I have been here long enough to notice: 1. That ...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 95926

You just reminded me of a memory I have as a very small child... probably 4, flipping through the dictionary and searching out the Egyptian alphabet under the title definitions of each letter of the alphabet. And then translating english letters directly. Looking back, it should have been more obvio...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Annoying things that happened to you today
Replies: 1053
Views: 144794

I was trying to take a quick nap on my lunchbreak but I couldn't sleep, and then I became dismayed at daytime tv, (Specifically, how even the discovery channel was playing complete and utter crap.) I say became, because I keep forgetting that it's all crap, all the time. So the pain is fresh every t...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Idiotic teenagers
Replies: 104
Views: 9035

When I was a freshman in college I was very sweet, naive, and shy. (Relative to now)... I forgot to lock my door one night and some guy actually came in trying to get in bed with me, and in my completely half-asleep dreamy state, I managed to still be pretty annoyed and told him to go away. It took ...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 68444

I vaguely recall, and will not bother to look up on Wikipedia to verify this, that some countries are even 15 minutes off.

Alright, what if it's 5:37.
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are cigarettes socially responsible?
Replies: 96
Views: 9107

Is smoking socially responsible? I'll lean heavily towards no, but that doesn't mean some smokers can't be considerate. BBQing on a grill is equally as socially responsible. Social responsibility is great but it's also turned into a tool to make people feel like shit for doing something enjoyable. B...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: annoyingness of the English language
Replies: 94
Views: 19533

Reading actual text helps substantially. I tend to collect books that are only slightly beyond my ability so that I'm forced to look up kanji that I don't know. There are also (a very small number of) "readers" that guide you through kanji gradually while listing the definitions and such i...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24332

haa.... Thanks, that made my day : )

I do tend to ramble on, don't I.... I think half my posts turn into essays. It's an illness.
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic strangeness
Replies: 119
Views: 24332

This is more of a pet peeve, but I hate it when people embrace improper grammar. For example, there's a huge campaign for the HPV vaccine called "One Less" and women are supposed to wear shirts that say "one less" to show that they are "one less" woman that is at risk ...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Looks vs Personality
Replies: 71
Views: 9338

I do prefer at least some looks, but a ton of personality. If the person I am with isn't intelligent and we don't have that spark of connection, then I am disinterested no matter how good looking he is. Then again I've never been the kind of girl who searches for a hot guy to crush on. I prefer to b...
by Clerria
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Idiotic teenagers
Replies: 104
Views: 9035

I forget what it was that I read that said something to the effect of: The more you realize you don't know, the larger the realm of things you don't know becomes, growing progressively larger and you eventually realize you know virtually nothing. The cool part is, knowing that makes you a billion ti...
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527231

The only other thing I can think of as a comparison factor is body hair. If you naturally have little amounts of hair on your arms, slow-growing or thin leg/underarm/crotch hair, and eyebrows that do not need plucking, I am jealous of you. But that's by far not a universal (or really that important...
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412234

Clerria wrote: Here are some negatives: I am overanalytical to the point of driving myself to insanity, I criticize myself and others too much, my expectations are too high, I'm lazy half the time, messy half the time, and hungry all the time. My main biological function in life is to reproduce. (I...
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Lexicography
Replies: 7
Views: 4099

I can't watch that at work, but... My thoughts are that if we included every super awesome word we could possibly create or think of into a dictionary it would be so burdensome everyone would hate it. Wrist-spraining style. I helped compile a persian-english dictionary once, and I deleted this entir...
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412234

Thanks guys.

I've been consoled, I'm fine! I forgot to add that I am pretty awesome at being rational, so I generally won't take offense to any unintended offense.

I'd be more offended if it were something less pleasing than a hitchhiker's reference.
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412234

Is my intro post being stolen by improbability drive talk? If I get lost among the mess, I swear to god I will rise to power and steal that new streamlined improbability drive at the most unexpected moment and use it to my own devious ends.
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2412234

So I was suckered in to registering at this forum, for several reasons. And for the record, I was doing the suckering. I fell in love with xkcd pretty quickly after a recommendation, and just recently noticed the forum. I browsed through a few topics and got that unnatural urge to join in conversati...
by Clerria
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 95926

I study a variety of languages but I find that unless I use them frequently, they will have walked out of my brain within a few short years. That's not entirely true... I tend to keep the grammar and lose the vocabulary. My best is Japanese, Others at various degrees of awesomeness or lack thereof (...

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