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by Kendo_Bunny
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Actually, SMeyer showed her biology fail yet again when explaining Bella's periods. Apparently, it's "dead blood", and thus smells gross. Since it's concentrated blood mixed with some endometrial tissue, it should smell intoxicating to a group of vampires who are purely scent-driven, but s...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: My new HFCS-free life

Well, except for a brief sinus infection, I've noticed that cutting out HFCS has led to higher energy and clearer skin. I think I'll keep this up as much as possible after Lent as well... Now, off to have a nice pear before bed :)
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Here's their entire conversation start. I promise I am not making this up: ""You're Isabella Swan, aren't you?" It was like the first day of school all over again. "Bella," I sighed. "I'm Jacob Black." He held his hand out in a friendly gesture. "You bought my...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

His first words are "Isabella Swan?". His father is her father's best friend, you see.
by Kendo_Bunny
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Chapter 6: Heap Big Chief WolfMan Provides Pale-Face Squaw With-um Heap Big Backstory. Ug. “it more than lived up to my non-expectations.” No real comment- that’s a terrible sentence. “I guessed she'd been hoping to hear something that would make a good story for her to pass on.” You know, Jessica h...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

I'm actually fairly muscular underneath my fat, so the stretching and balance of yoga helps work those muscles and build them up so I can move on to harder exercises. It's just like gymnastics- it builds lean muscle tissue by forcing your body to work against itself. It may not be the Charles Atlas ...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wicked
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

Re: Wicked

The movie deviated too much from the book, and when I was a kid, I thought it was kind of dull... so I don't have that wonderful nostalgia for it. I love classic movies, generally, but not 'The Wizard of Oz'. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either.
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

Yeah, but tea makes me queasy :P I have enough stomach problems without adding another layer.
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

Thanks very much for all the suggestions ^_^ I eat a lot of olive oil and a fair amount of unsalted nuts: I have too-low cholesterol, so I have to eat a high protien diet. For green tea... I had heard it's a great metabolism booster, but I just don't like the taste.
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wicked
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

Re: Wicked

I never liked the movie at all ^^; I just love the books.
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

You think that jump roping will be less of an impact on your... stuff? Doubted. If you can, use an elliptical trainer. Walking's good too. That's just the thing... I last used the jump rope when I was living at home, and was alone most of the day. Jumping rope at the public track would probably be ...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: My new HFCS-free life

I'm reading food labels pretty carefully. I've eaten it without realizing a couple of times, but it's only been two weeks. Unfortunately, the week before Lent, I bought a jar of grape jelly that turned out to have HFCS in it. Ah well, it'll keep (if my boyfriend doesn't eat the whole thing :P ). He'...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

Well, right now my basic calorie intake is about 1000-1500 a day... so cutting them wouldn't be good. My metabolism is basically shot, so I want to do whatever I can to raise it. I also can't really jog or run... I have *ahem* huge tracts of land, and haven't found the jogbra yet that can hold me in...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Girl Scout Cookie Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 6043

Re: Girl Scout Cookie Poll

Definitely going with Thin Mints. I also liked Tagalongs and the lemon cookies, but I haven't had either in about 15 years, so I don't know if I still like them. I would even eat Samoas, even though I've never liked coconut. Anyone else look forward to the Edy's seasonal Girl Scout cookie ice cream?...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20663

Re: Food you hate

A-1 is good for making mediocre and/or overcooked steaks palatable. I would never use it on an actual decent piece of meat, because it completely overwhelms the flavor of the meat itself. A splash of A-1 mixed with melted butter makes a good side sauce for mock filet mignon. Basically, you take a s...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wicked
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

Re: Wicked

I didn't enjoy 'Wicked' at all. I should probably start my reasons why by qualifying that I am a huge 'Oz' fan. Not a fan of the movie- a fan of the book series. When I was a child, I read all 13 original Oz books, and seven of the other Oz books. I even own the special Omnibus edition of the first ...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Re: Taking charge of my health, finally

I tend to eat very healthy things in a very unhealthy manner. Like breakfast may be a bowl of healthy, whole-grain cereal, a piece of fruit, and a glass of water. I may eat that at noon and have nothing to eat until 9 at night, when I'll have a piece of grilled chicken, some steamed veggies, and a s...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

What puzzles me about Renesmee is, why was she going to call the kid "Edward Jacob" if it was a boy? Why not "Edwob" or "Jacward"...? Because males have distinct personalities and importance, whereas females are weak entities without enough of a presence to be remember...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

Re: My new HFCS-free life

I drink water almost exclusively- sometimes I have no sugar added lemonade, and sometimes I splurge on carbonated fruit juice (like Izze or Twist) or no sugar added smoothies (like Naked juice). I drink at least two quarts of water every day- any juice I drink is in addition to how much water I drin...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Trumpkin wrote:You do mean Native Americans, right?


It was sarcasm :P Someone who thinks Native Americans are bestial and don't have feelings as acute as white people is not likely to call them Native Americans.
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Well, hey, it's not like Indians have feelings right? Not like white people. :roll:
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Am I the only one who thinks it's incredibly offensive that she took a real-life Indian tribe near Forks and ascribed to them a mythology COMPLETELY different from their own..to suit her plot ? These are real people, SMeyer. Not forgetting that she made them out to be a bunch of poor, barely civili...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Taking charge of my health, finally
Replies: 27
Views: 3441

Taking charge of my health, finally

My health is totally screwed up and my resolution this year was to get healthy. It's going to be a major uphill battle, but I figured any support would be helpful. For some background- I have been struggling with bulimia for 10 years now. I became bulimic in response to bullying when I was 12 years ...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3263

My new HFCS-free life

I gave up HFCS for Lent (except finishing a few yogurt cups I had leftover- can't donate them and letting them spoil would be wasteful), and am looking for any good HFCS-free food. I've been eating a lot more fruit and whole grain bread and cereals, plus munching on popcorn instead of crackers, chip...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Yogurt: Still Healthy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2833

Re: Yogurt: Still Healthy?

Yogurt also tastes nice in savory foods. Use it like sour cream, add a dollop to beans & rice, or curry, or other soupy/spicy dishes like that. Poach an egg in the leftovers for breakfast the following morning. Or add some spices, marinate overnight, and you have delicious kebabs :D Yogurt depe...
by Kendo_Bunny
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

That's the thing, though. He isn't supposed to be a hero, and he's not even supposed to be particularly likable. The general consensus of my test readers is that he's very likable, and he doesn't believe the world owes him any favors- just the people who ruined his childhood. As for why he could not...
by Kendo_Bunny
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

Ditto. Although that, in itself, is a little Stephen King. Irony ftw? It's a science fiction, not a horror story. You meet the baby as a grown man, and his backstory comes out little by little. When he's a toddler, he's very nihilistic, but by the time he becomes an adult, he's a complete libertine...
by Kendo_Bunny
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Looking-Glass Wars
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: The Looking-Glass Wars

I wish I hadn't been. I really need to return the copy I got, as I haven't been able to make myself finish it. I used it in a class once as an example of poor writing. My teacher had a totally disgusted look on her face after I finished one sentence (to be fair, it took up half a page), and said she...
by Kendo_Bunny
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

2) He just doesn't understand LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE!!!!! And neither do you if you think Edward and Bella are in love. I know I agreed with this earlier, but have since been pointed to the question: can you say why you are in love with your SO, and not someone else? Can you really give a reason? There a...
by Kendo_Bunny
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

The most common arguments against King seem to boil down to: 1) He's just jealous! Because an author with a successful career spanning decades and having Oscar-winning pictures made of his books has so much to be jealous about when a bored Mormon housewife publishes her wet dream. 2) He just doesn't...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Looking-Glass Wars
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: The Looking-Glass Wars

These books are terrible. It's like a bargain basement video game with no joy found in the original work. Seriously: the producer of There's Something About Mary takes his least favorite book, which he classifies as a "silly little girl's story", and makes it "manly". This means ...
by Kendo_Bunny
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

He isn't even a Victorian, though. He would have been born in 1901, making him Edwardian. Not terribly different, but he would have been raised with women starting to gain more independence and political power. Since he died at 17, while he had his basic personality formed, I can't believe that he c...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

I just found out that Demon Baby is so perfect that snowflakes becomes eight-pointed for her -_-
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Let's Talk About Theobromine - that means Chocolate.
Replies: 186
Views: 62042

Re: Favorite Chocolate

I know of no use for milk chocolate in baking which I would consider to be legitimate and a good idea. For my boyfriend's birthday last year, I made him the Cake with two large bars of milk chocolate. It was ringed with strawberries, and was both incredibly sweet and very tasty. It tasted much ligh...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212342

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

They are very musical, but reading them sing-song gets old really, really fast. It was the first example I thought of, because I had a teacher read the whole poem just like that. It was horrible... though it was even worse because she read all poetry like that.
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212342

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

@Kendo: How does one read poetry properly, and how does one read it improperly? This is not a rhetoric question or sarcasm or anything, I'd just never heard these words used in relation to reading before. Improper reading: Once-up- on -amid-night dreary While-I- pon -dered-weak-and weary . The See-...
by Kendo_Bunny
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

She did give an explanation though. If you go to her website, under the Breaking Dawn FAQ, she gives this as her explanation for how Bella got pregnant: The normal reactions of arousal are still present in vampires, made possible by venom-related fluids that cause tissues to react similarly as they...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212342

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Take a lit course in university. I am absolutely LOVING that we are not analysing them to death (we just don't have time), and have found a fair few poets I like. Check out Rainer Maria Rilke. Oh, trust me, I'm a poetry lover. Not a poet, but definitely a major fan of many different poems. I even e...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

See, it's not even that they can get erections that bugs me. It's that Edward and Bella can't French kiss, because his saliva is venom and may vamp her if it gets into a cut in her mouth or if she swallows it. So how can 2-5 mL of venom going directly into her permeable soft tissue not instantly tur...
by Kendo_Bunny
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 154337

Re: Twilight?

If every guy was like Edward, then the world would be full of heartbroken women, sobbing into towels in their bathrooms lest their prison guard overhear them and demand they tell him everything that has ever passed through their skulls at any point in time. Edward is so demanding and controlling it'...

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