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by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: List the shows set to record on your DVR
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Re: List the shows set to record on your DVR

I share my DVR with my step-brother, so some are his (h), some are mine (m), and some are both of ours (b). (b)Supernatural (b)Psych (m)Bones (h)Fear Itself (b)Torchwood (b)Doctor Who (m)Lie To Me (m)House (m)Royal Pains We also have Resident Evil, which is his, and the CMT Crossroads with Taylor Sw...
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Alcohol: How to use it?
Replies: 56
Views: 13743

Re: Alcohol: How to use it?

Beercan chicken is great, i actually just made that the other night. Even better: drink the can about half-way down, and then fill it back up with a vinegar-based barbecue sauce/marinade*. Actually, beer in just about any barbecue sauce mix is great. *If you're near South-East Missouri (The Boothee...
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Predictability - Good or Bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Predictability - Good or Bad?

Heh. I had an entire class on the Hero's Journey in eighth grade. It was kind of awesome, actually (The only out of class homework assignment was watching all six Star Wars (we watched LotR in class)). But now I'm kind of mad, as I will be reading a book, or watching something, and I'll get to a par...
by animeHrmIne
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?
Replies: 55
Views: 9480

Re: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?

You people really talk in a voice mentally do you? Is it the same as your real life voice as you experience it? I read some where though that picture thinkers are ultimately disadvantaged because they can never communicate in the language they internally think in. And indeed I find that a lot of co...
by animeHrmIne
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 149553

Re: Explain your avatar!

Mine is a joke between me and my friends. In math class, there's this poster of a huge crater with the caption "I divided by zero". One day we were talking, and we decided that the Doctor was so epic, he could divide by zero. And I was in the process of grieving for 10, so I decide to make...
by animeHrmIne
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect
Replies: 41
Views: 6150

Re: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect

One that's not likely to be mixed up, but still interesting: "bug" in the US means to annoy, whereas in the UK, it's a curse word. Also, where on the politeness scale does "bugger" lie? Is it more around the "nub" part of the spectrum, or in the "clit mouse" c...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: GLBT lit
Replies: 42
Views: 7242

Re: GLBT lit

For any teen readers out there, Julie Anne Peters stuff is pretty great. I especially liked "Keeping You a Secret". I love the fact that her characters are real people that are pretty relatable, and in three out of the four and a half book I read of her's (I lost Far From Xanadu midway thr...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 88138

Re: Mnemonics you love

What does ASTC mean for trig? I just got out of the class without ever encountering a need for that kind of mnemonic. Did we miss something, or did we just not need a mnemonic? ASTC represents which trigonometric functions are positive in the respective quadrants. First quadrant, All of them are. S...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 88138

Re: Mnemonics you love

Where I'm from, order of operations was always "Please excuse my-dear Aunt-Sally" for "Parentheses exponent multiplication-division adition-subtraction" (The dashed being operarions that can be used interchangeably). What does ASTC mean for trig? I just got out of the class witho...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?
Replies: 55
Views: 9480

Re: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?

When I agree with myself, I use "I". When I'm arguing with myself or yelling at myself, I'll use "You." e.g. "I need to do my homework" vs "You need to do your homework before you fall asleep." pretty much the same here, only that I refer to myself by my real...
by animeHrmIne
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 475254

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Hate the word "incentivize". It pisses me off. Just say "give incentives". Or, if that's just too dificult (even though it's the same syllable count), use the fun words "incite" or "entice" (Those words always make me happy, with their similar pronunciations a...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect
Replies: 41
Views: 6150

Re: Accidental Offense: Misunderstandings Through Dialect

I'm from Central USA too, and the "thong" war is alive and well. My grandparents all call my flipflops thongs, and though I know what they mean, it still gets an involuntary shudder out of me every time. I have friends from farther south that have simply given in, and call both that sandal...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?
Replies: 55
Views: 9480

Re: When you think, how do you refer to yourself?

When I agree with myself, I use "I". When I'm arguing with myself or yelling at myself, I'll use "You." e.g. "I need to do my homework" vs "You need to do your homework before you fall asleep." I think "you" has a more argumentative or commanding con...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Angels And Demons - Book vs Film (Spoilers like a Fox)
Replies: 10
Views: 3058

Re: Angels And Demons - Book vs Film (Spoilers like a Fox)

I thought about the rotating idea, atually, but it may be problematic for people with motion sickness. My father, for instance, cannot watch scenes like that without getting a bit sick. *Is happy she was using the right word* After the movie I was trying to talk about this idea, but couldn't for the...
by animeHrmIne
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Doctor Who Vs. The rest of TV Sci-fi
Replies: 38
Views: 8682

Re: Doctor Who Vs. The rest of TV Sci-fi

I'm a 15-y-o American, so I unfortunately have very little means of watching pre-9 Doctor Who (And have not as of yet had a chance to act on the means I do have *rants about eight-graders who own Baker seasons and don't mention it until THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL*), so my opinion may be a little off. Ho...
by animeHrmIne
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading while walking
Replies: 27
Views: 5668

Re: Reading while walking

I did this all the time in elementary school (as in, before I had real friends (as in, friends who didn't yell at me for using big words)). I was always really good at it. I've found it's better to read and walk when you're short, as none of your obstacles are smaller than you or hard to see. I'm in...
by animeHrmIne
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47123

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

The Girl in the Box by Ouida Sebestyen Not a mainstream book, and I don't think anyone will have heard of it. This thing gave me nightnamres for months. It wasn't a good book technically (it's a wonder it was published, really.) and the imagery wasn't particularly vivid. I don't know why, but it' j...
by animeHrmIne
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Angels And Demons - Book vs Film (Spoilers like a Fox)
Replies: 10
Views: 3058

Re: Angels And Demons - Book vs Film (Spoilers like a Fox)

I thought the movie was okay for a movie, and followed the book well enough that I wasn't storming out of the theatre screaming. However, I really wanted the BBC reporters there. I think that they were probably my favorite characters in the book. I also really missed the underwater fight. Also, in r...
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Duskjackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

Re: Duskjackets

Can't stand dustjackets. I will aways take them off when I am reading the book, and a lot of th time I lose them, or they get bent out of shape. I personally just really, realy, really hate the texture of the jackets. Not only are they really plasticky, but my books always slip out of them and end u...
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47123

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

The Girl in the Box by Ouida Sebestyen Not a mainstream book, and I don't think anyone will have heard of it. This thing gave me nightnamres for months. It wasn't a good book technically (it's a wonder it was published, really.) and the imagery wasn't particularly vivid. I don't know why, but it' j...
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Underrated/overrated poets
Replies: 14
Views: 4882

Re: Underrated/overrated poets

Percy Bysshe Shelly is underrated, in my opinion. I absolutely love his poetry, where I can't stand any other Romantic poets.

On a somewhat related note, can't stand Frankenstein. That is the dryest book I have ever attempted to read in my life.
by animeHrmIne
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 69946

Re: "Floor Tiles" Discussion

What's reall horrible is when you have to chang your pattern. I've gone to the same highschool since sixth grade (Yup, I'm "special") and when I was little, the patterns were so easy. There was this one hallway in the science wing where there were black tiles in a square, with the tiles ac...

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