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by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Studying the history of foreign cultures, or history at all.
Replies: 43
Views: 4607

And 2000 years of European war history hadn't taught the Allies how not to piss someone off? WWI was very different than wars that had occurred in the past. It wasn't a religious war, or a war over throne inheritance. It was unique. History just makes me sad, not more knowledgeable about how to beh...
by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: ending to harry potter 7 (spoiler)
Replies: 178
Views: 31397

So in an interview JK Rowling said that Harry and Ron become top Aurors, and Hermione is really high up in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. And they all revolutionize the ministry and make it not-corrupt and not-crappy. edit - sorry, here's the link! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/
by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55131

I know this is "old", but.. Would it be worse to be alone in the first place, or be with someone for years that you think just doesn't really understand you, but you love them anyways? Sometimes I "hate" this comic as much as I love it, but I think we all can understand that on ...
by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fanfiction
Replies: 28
Views: 6291

Have you ever been to fanfiction.net? There is some truly horrific stuff. Here is a compilation of some of the better "Summary Executions", a compilation of really bad summaries. Draco corners Ginny with a muffin cause he doesn't think she's eating right, Ginny refuses to eat it... romanc...
by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: teaching myself the guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 3151

Thank you very much! Both your posts were extremely helpful.
by kcr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Studying the history of foreign cultures, or history at all.
Replies: 43
Views: 4607

Re: Studying the history of foreign cultures, or history at

I think that that's wrong (unless you're joking?). I trust my doctor, the Prime Minister, the Police, most other people in a position of authority over me. I trust many of them with my life. Power does not always corrupt, and people can sometimes be innately good. Trust is good, blind trust isn't (...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Christian "God" & Heaven - Theology questi
Replies: 109
Views: 10983

see, the great thing with catholicism is we don't have to take interpreted views from individuals. You have a pope. He pretty much tells it how it is and even if most of his followers don't really agree with him, it doesn't matter. What he says is still what Roman Catholics believe. You can believe...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 'FB-eye' is watching
Replies: 57
Views: 6354

This whole thing just seems so bizarre . Oh noes he's reading a print out from a liberal blog, let's get the FBI on the case! What kind of person would actually alert the FBI to that kind of thing? If the article were like, "Mass Bomb Building for Beginners" or something, I dunno, that cou...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 26738

lots of movies Empire Records lots of movies Yes. So much yes. That movie is great . It's one of those things you can watch with friends and then it supplies you with tons of quotable lines for years to come. (We especially like "what's with today today?" in my group.) "Once" wh...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 100880

Bedroom Eyes A Swedish "band" (although technically, it's one guy), really really good. All the music he's put out is on the website for free download so you should definitely check him out. Stolen from the website -- pop songs that are short and simple compounds of bright melodies and he...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: teaching myself the guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 3151

teaching myself the guitar

So.. I want to learn to play guitar. I've played piano for about ten years, so I while I have zero experience with guitar, I'm familiar enough with reading music and chords and such (though not really tabs, although recently I have been messing around with them and if I gave it more time I don't thi...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: ending to harry potter 7 (spoiler)
Replies: 178
Views: 31397

Peshmerga wrote:So are the spoilers we initially heard true? Harry screws Ginny??

Well they end up with three children.
So at some point, yes.
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

curious and questioning wrote:Once or twice I stop in the middle of the day and realize that one of my memories from yesterday was a dream.

Oh god, I hate when this happens. It's so disconcerting.
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fanfiction
Replies: 28
Views: 6291

Wow, After the End. I remember finishing that the day OotP came out. My favorite fanfic is probably Shoebox Project , which is about the Marauders/Lily. It's nice and long, and still in progress, but there hasn't been a new part in about a year. (grr.) I would definitely recommend it, but it leads u...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

Cognitive Dissonance is WHEN YOUR OR OTHERS' ACTIONS DO NOT MATCH UP WITH YOUR PRECONCEIVED BELIEFS OR NOTIONS REGARDING SAID OTHERS/SELF, WHICH IS RESOLVED BY DOUBLETHINK . fix'd. Ackkk! To understand doublethink, is to doublethink. To understand cognitive dissonances, is to cognitively dissonate?...
by kcr
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Silly questions (and witty comebacks)
Replies: 46
Views: 5756

"Wanna hear the best knock-knock joke ever?" "Sure." "Okay, you go first." "Knock-knock." "Who's there?" "..." This may result in punching if they don't catch on early. The best is the different reactions you get, depending on whether peop...
by kcr
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

I have this all the time. I thought it was just called "being wrong." Although being wrong is technically different than having cognitive dissonance. (WOAH WAS THIS JUST AN EXAMPLE?)

.......
Oh well.
by kcr
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Going on weekend vacation, need suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2677

We might tour some of the monuments, the twilight tour sounds interesting, do you know how much it is? Oh, I have no idea if it's really called that. I went once with a school group and that's what they called it, but it was free and technically not a tour. We just wandered around the monuments as ...
by kcr
Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Going on weekend vacation, need suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2677

Oo, DC! (I live just outside of it, though, so I'm biased.) And now I'm just going to pretend you're going here, and make suggestions! There's the obvious tourist/vacation stuff to do, which I like myself. The Smithsonian is so freaking awesome. Just stay away from Air and Space because that tends t...
by kcr
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things that would be awesome to dream about.
Replies: 63
Views: 6825

As far as things I'd *like* to dream about go, I'm going to sleep tonight with an audiorecording of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal in the CD player for morning. Just to see what happens. HA! (That book is so great.) It would be cool to dream about a plotline for like.. a...
by kcr
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: ending to harry potter 7 (spoiler)
Replies: 178
Views: 31397

I like Ron, but I don't like Ron/Hermione. Same with Harry/Ginny. Pumpkin Pie Forever! Same here. Ginny seems like she was the scarlet woman of Gryffindor, and Ron's just an idiot. Gah, I'm sorry, but it bugs me when people say this. Having three or four boyfriends in the span of 2/3 years does not...
by kcr
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Seven (of the Harry Potter series)
Replies: 193
Views: 37629

1) there is no reason that that many people had to die. 5) Why didn't Charlie roll in with like 30 dragons? 6) How the fuck is Ron going to get a job *especially* without having graduated school? 7) Obviously, the epilogue sucked 8) The romances seemed really naive and dumb 10) Too many characters ...
by kcr
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Seven (of the Harry Potter series)
Replies: 193
Views: 37629

I wish the Quibbler had played a bigger role. That would have been cool, but I think it makes sense that it didn't, since the Ministry was trying to hush everyone up still, and Xeno was probably more concerned with Luna being missing. Oh, and because it bears repeating: Luna Lovegood is so freaking...
by kcr
Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book you are proudest to have finished...
Replies: 137
Views: 16217

The unabridged Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (who else?)
It took me a while, longer than it does for me to read most things, but I absolutely loved it. Definitely worth reading.
by kcr
Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Seven (of the Harry Potter series)
Replies: 193
Views: 37629

Spoilers in the quote box. Obviously. I REALLY LOVED IT. A LOT. The plot stuff was all fantastic and it was the first time in the series where I think I've honestly appreciated everything she's been doing along the way. Because, damn, the way all this random shit ending up mattering.. I was hoping s...
by kcr
Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: HP7: a request
Replies: 44
Views: 8122

CreemyNougat wrote:Some fucker in Harvard Square ruined it with a megaphone.

A friend and I tried to wrestle it out of his hands and smash it, but cops showed up before we could take it and innocence had to be feigned.

What an ass. :[ Sorry you and everyone else had to deal with that..
by kcr
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: College
Replies: 88
Views: 10144

This thread makes me excited for college.

Not the process I will have to go through before actually beginning college (just, ugh) but going to college.. lots of excitement.
by kcr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whistling as a response to Sneezing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

i'll say "bless you" all i f'king want, i don't give a shit if you don't thank me. Yeah, I don't really care if people respond or not. Probably have the time they don't even hear me. It's just something I say out of habit. (Or actually, sometimes it just comes out and then I'm surprised, ...
by kcr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Textures
Replies: 44
Views: 5395

Xaith wrote:
kcr wrote:And also, felt. I have a love-hate relationship with felt and its weird texture.


Agree'd. I consider that similar to short rugs...

I hadn't made that connection but yeah, totally..
by kcr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Textures
Replies: 44
Views: 5395

Oo, cardboard's evil. Especially the sounds you get from cardboard scraping against more cardboard. It causes me physical pain. Similarly, thick poster board can suck. And also, felt. I have a love-hate relationship with felt and its weird texture.
by kcr
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 796892

Last night I actually had one of the most interesting dreams I've had in months and it gave me an idea to write about. Basically it involved small children and fireplaces and said children being burned. And also, creepy porcelain dolls. It was like one big story and I was a minor character watching ...
by kcr
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things to do in New York
Replies: 36
Views: 4247

If you go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what is believed to be the world's oldest yo-yo: http://www.theyoyomuseum.com/images/profiles/greeka2.gif http://www.theyoyomuseum.com/images/profiles/greek-b.jpg It's from 450 BC and was discovered along a Greco-Egyptian trade route. It is m...
by kcr
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3537573

I'm also a big fan of two guys kissing. Whut, isn't everyone? So, uh, back to GIRLY STUFF: Did anyone else here grow up without being taught how to make yourself look pretty? I mean, something as simple as picking out clothes that look good on you, or knowing what products or holdy-devices to use o...
by kcr
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Indie Music?
Replies: 42
Views: 6425

I thought if peopled used indie to describe the sound of music, they were wrong because its actual definition is that it's an artist on an independent label. Although I do at times say music sounds "indie" and when someone says that, it's pretty easy to understand what they mean. (Except f...
by kcr
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1449179

My son : Not circumcised Alternative : Teach him basic hygiene. Also, you raise an ethical question. They go through excruciating pain, but won't remember it. Therefore, is it ok to torture an adult against his will, then administer drugs to cause them to forget it? 1-a useful life skill indeed. 2-...
by kcr
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there such a thing as "bad" art?
Replies: 50
Views: 6922

That does sound like it would be beautiful, but (in my uneducated about art opinion), it also sounds a lot more interesting than a solid-with-a-stripe canvas.
by kcr
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: i-went-shopping-today thread
Replies: 121
Views: 14824

Oh, yeah, as a general rule I agree that library > bookstore. But I like to buy the books that I love (have read several times after checking them out from the library), and I get a lot of gift cards to the bookstore for birthday/holiday presents. So why not use them?
by kcr
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there such a thing as "bad" art?
Replies: 50
Views: 6922

There's definitely bad art out there. (How can something be considered "good art," if there isn't "bad art" to compare it to?) But that doesn't mean the artist can never improve and eventually create good art, or at least better art. (For the record, I consider that "Polar B...
by kcr
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Joke Skills
Replies: 87
Views: 10568

When I'm with my friends, I get all flustered when I talk and have mouth-spaz attacks or whatever. I don't really know how to describe except to say, I'm bad at talking. Occasionally I'll say something they find funny. (Lots of sarcastic remarks from this here mouth.) BUT, when I do public speaking,...
by kcr
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: i-went-shopping-today thread
Replies: 121
Views: 14824

Mm, H&M sale.. I just got a sweater from them. On sale. Which is nice because I have extreme cases of shopper's remorse and stuff being on sale makes it easier for me to buy. On a more pleasant note, I just bought a nice, not-normal-hardback-price hardback copy of Les Miserables! :) Book shoppin...

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