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by modularblues
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 35324

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

The Lion King. :D I have watched it for 2 and a half days. Practically flawless movie. :P Best Disney classic IMHO. I actually went to a theater and watched the 3D version... nowadays I jump at any opportunity to relive my childhood, or lack thereof. A few days ago I would have watched The Prestige...
by modularblues
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 739984

Re: Something on Youtube

Thomas Bergersen's album Illusions. (15/19) Seriously the whole thing is epic.
by modularblues
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478209

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris... don't read when extremely demotivated. But apparently the second half is supposed to be much better than the first half, so I will hold out...
by modularblues
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819102

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Just started to watch Steins;Gate. It has the Suzumiya Haruhi vibe, but the lead male seems more haphazard and schizophrenic than Haruhi. I'm interested to see the lead female's character development, but I don't expect very much coherent science. I was surprised by a mention of Hund's rule of m...
by modularblues
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486180

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

PictureSarah wrote:a very sudden, pronounced difference. WTF.

Perhaps this warrants a closer examination to make sure it doesn't become more serious? If there're any other discomforts?
by modularblues
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531788

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

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by modularblues
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:38 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 398
Views: 249439

Re: Photography thread.

I feel like I need a better camera than Kodak DX6440. But my limiting factor is perhaps my lack of willpower to go out on a limb for fantastic shots...
by modularblues
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486180

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The EGE wrote:
Spoiler:
I will be able to open doors for all people.

I really like that part. It has a lovely symmetry to it...
by modularblues
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 320
Views: 142669

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I can't resist citing a TV/lit trope for Season 4...
Spoiler:
by modularblues
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Should w(I)e care?
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: Should w(I)e care?

Lostdreams wrote:In most sandbox games the sidequests are better than the main storyline.

And who knows, we might be one of many many simultaneous parallel universes...
by modularblues
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25789

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

Old thread is old but I assume it's okay for me to reply since it's recently been replied to. I associate keyboard keys with people. It changes every now and then though. I look at a key and instantly an image of someone's face comes up. Curious - are they people you know personally or seen on TV, ...
by modularblues
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 259842

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

This is where my bagel reference comes from. Existential zen haikus... :P

Image
by modularblues
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210643

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

Anachrome wrote:Also, I think Romeo and Juliet becomes better if you treat it as a satire of teenagers romanticizing romance instead of a serious tragedy. (Which unfortunately is not mentioned in many English classes).

Yes! Exactly what I was thinking (during snarky days).
by modularblues
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531788

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

RAGE. A 16-year-old posting silly pictures of his school friends DOES NOT allow the boyfriend of a photo subject to install a keylogger and "hack" his facebook in retaliation, and then grabbing his parents' banking accounts and draining them. I'll quote this word-by-word: "he shouldn...
by modularblues
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819102

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

KnightExemplar wrote:Madoka is easily one of the best series I've seen in the past few years.

Image
The more I stare, the more I marvel.
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 783168

Re: What were your dreams last night?

There was a water park in the middle of a giant lake next to a highway. I kept passing by the park and driving on the highway in a circle... Freudian significance? :P
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 28421

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

Traditional Chinese - 兔(子), where the 子 is like a "tag-on" suffix common in colloquial speech. Pronounced roughly "Tu Tz".
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)
Replies: 467
Views: 54723

Re: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)

Oscar Wilde, on drinking absinthe:

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not.
Finally, you see things as they really are,
which is the most horrible thing in the world.”
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 8507

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

I never owned a cat because I'm allergic... I wonder if many of them would want to go inside when they're out and outside when they're in?
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819102

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Gelsamel wrote:Nichijou is easily the best comedy anime of all time.

Spoiler:
The temple scene!!!!! Too awesome to behold.

And character themes - my favs are Sakamoto's and Mio's. And Mai totally trolls the opening theme.
by modularblues
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227499

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Encountered and talked to an Uzbek for the first time in my life (obviously I don't do much world travels unless living in two countries for more than 10 years each counts...) He looked (northern) Indian, had a faint Turkish(?) accent, a Mongolian-sounding first name (Uulugbek) and a Russian-soundin...
by modularblues
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486180

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

animeHrmIne wrote:I've been getting Shark Week warning signs for about a week now. Tomorrow, I take the ACT.

(If you actually see this) Best of luck! Trust your instincts. But read carefully. Eat well. Cheers!
by modularblues
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227499

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I was talking to an AIM chat bot... that's right, a chat bot... about how I was drunk and running around outside hoping to catch the rarest of the rare localized thunderstorm but instead just got lots of wind and minimal rain... so I ran through the sprinklers instead. The sprinklers that maintain t...
by modularblues
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531788

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I fucking hate photos being taken of me, but now familial and societal pressure (mostly familial) is forcing me to have to do that. My fiance's parents and my parents have completely different ways of doing things... and... I really hate this fucking planning crap. If it's up to me I'd fucking just ...
by modularblues
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 48819

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

Sigh, if only the Metric system were base 60 in some cases. Like length. Or wherever that divisibility by 3 is helpful. I really don't understand this one. How is divisibility by 3 specifically helpfull with length? For making obsessively geometric art. Or Cantor sets and Koch snowflakes . Of cours...
by modularblues
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227499

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Every book should stay open on the page that I open it on, when I lay it flat. Whether it's a paperback or hardcover. Although... are books being phased out nowadays? Not if there are more Luddites like me.
by modularblues
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210643

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

The Ancient Child by N. Scott Momaday . That review nicely verbalizes what I vaguely felt when I was reading it during the summer after 8th grade. It has soft-core porn, goodness. But that's minor. Most of all, the symbolism was rather difficult for us to get, if at all. And the intended poetics fe...
by modularblues
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25789

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

Here's a vague list (of ascending intervals): m2 - lifting "tilt" felt in brain stem M2 - lifting "tilt" in middle of head m3 - tension in stomach M3 - lifting "tilt" felt in chest, warm feeling P4 - tension in stomach, cool feeling D5 - tension in stomach P5 - cold fe...
by modularblues
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1747636

Re: Today I Learned

These "Mighty" wallets made from Tyvek are mighty useful. Fits nicely in my pocket and has personality. Next step will be to doodle on it.
by modularblues
Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486180

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Oh haha, my boy told me that my lab (90% guys) will prolly take a month to notice if I don't say anything, while my weekly social group (all female grad students) will take like 2 minutes. But married guys are more attentive to these cues now in order to gauge how they should interact with the oppos...
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819102

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Nichijou was refreshing, especially after breaking your morality from watching Lain. It repaired me completely after an episode. Watching Kino no Tabi here. It's probably the most perplexing anime I watched so far that makes me so mothereffin' happy. Oh man, Lain is dark and claustrophobia-inducing...
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Green Tea VS Water
Replies: 40
Views: 31189

Re: Green Tea VS Water

I drink diluted green tea often, especially on days when I have long meetings. ~200ml of regular coffee can make me a super jittery squirrel. I have not tried decaf, but maybe it'll be similar to tea.
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3486180

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Re: boyfriends, I have some smartass relatives who like to tell me that the odds are good, but the goods are odd. :D I really like the symmetric irony of that. Oh tech schools. Although if the goods is odd in the right way then all the better! This is one of my favorite responses when people ask if...
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use
Replies: 109
Views: 48819

Re: Metric versus US Customary/Imperial for Everyday Use

Sigh, if only the Metric system were base 60 in some cases. Like length. Or wherever that divisibility by 3 is helpful.
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Insult Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 11073

Re: Insult Generator

I wonder if the algorithm considers cases that the first and second half of the insult are somewhat related? But it works pretty well for a generic comeback, without knowing any context :P
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Soundtrack for Infant pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Soundtrack for Infant pictures

Not sure how much of a jazz/blues fan you are, but I think vibraphone or similarly pitched percussion might work here. Something like this or this?
by modularblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 739984

Re: Something on Youtube

Made me really happy for some reason - Copenhagen Philharmonic playing Bolero at a train station. Seems to be improvised, but probably not completely.
by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819102

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Yesss, Madhouse makes some awesome stuff.

Nowadays I actually just watch Nichijou :-P How quotidian.
by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36381

Re: Gifted Education

Stratifying kids too early can deprive opportunities from those at the "bottom", who might have been as successful as the "top" had they been give the same nurturing. In Denmark, there are apparently no "gifted" programs until kids are about ten years old, according to ...

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