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by lorenith
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creepy Snake has Creepy Hand
Replies: 21
Views: 3323

Re: Creepy Snake has Creepy Hand

Well some snakes do still have spikey little limb bud bud things, and remains of a pelvic girdle, so one spontaneously sprouting a whole arm/leg/whatever doesn't seem that out there to me, even if it is highly unlikely.
by lorenith
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0637: "Scribblenauts"
Replies: 108
Views: 24465

Re: "Scribblenauts" Discussion

But for a DS game to steal $50-$70 out of my wallet I don't know where you're getting your DS games from but it sounds like someone is ripping you off pretty good. DS games rarely go over 35ish (USD not really very much at all), and are often cheaper. Also, I don't quite get this particular comic, ...
by lorenith
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creepy Snake has Creepy Hand
Replies: 21
Views: 3323

Re: Creepy Snake has Creepy Hand

The Reaper wrote:zomg snakes came from lizards and whales came from elephants horses! evolutunz!!!!! </oversimplification>


Fixed your oversimplification for you. :P
by lorenith
Fri May 01, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico
Replies: 155
Views: 13945

Re: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico

You know depending on where you are masks are pretty commonly used in daily life when people get sick with the cold and stuff.

It just happens to not be a common thing in western culture.
by lorenith
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico
Replies: 155
Views: 13945

Re: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico

The flu going around right now is not the same strain. Of the 4 anti virals used, apparently 2 of them are ineffective against this strain of the flu, the inoculations that have been given out are completely ineffective against this strain of flu as well so people have no immunity to it. Most of the...
by lorenith
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung
Replies: 25
Views: 3916

Re: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung

I dunno if it's real or not, but the people saying it couldn't have started growing.

It apparently started from a bud, not a seed, someone told me that it might have been able to grow a bit in that case.
by lorenith
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you sit?
Replies: 62
Views: 4692

Re: How do you sit?

Above picture is similar to how I sit generally, only I normally have my butt on the chair as well!

Sometimes I stretch my legs out in front of me if the wall is close enough for me to push my feet against it, or put one foot down.
by lorenith
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

Hence me saying "maybe I'm too honest"

I do believe some people do have special meanings to their art, but I think a lot of it is...well an artist playing up to societal expectations.

It's also a really difficult abstract thing to grasp,
by lorenith
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 65983

Re: "Students" Discussion

Yeah I have dreams similar to this on occasion, only I'm still in school.

I've been told it's a pretty common anxiety dream (along with losing ones teeth...I have that one far more often!)
by lorenith
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

No not really, I mean there's my deviant but everything on that falls under illustration being as it's either working on random concepts for a story I want to draw some day, or fan art. And it's almost all digital art, because I don't have a decent camera. If you really want to look at it though tha...
by lorenith
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

I have an emotional connection to my art. I draw my dreams and the stories and ideas I have. It makes me want to cry to ever think of not doing art. I just happen to not feel emotion from really looking at it. (I can from music, writing and animations though, there's a few). I just wish I could get ...
by lorenith
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

Because I like to make art?

Because I want to make my art better?

Because I like to use my art to tell stories?

Why the hell am I required to get emotion out of art or put it into my own just to make it.
by lorenith
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

No because I do not get emotion out of art I look at, when I look at something I might create a story in my head but I never feel any emotion personally. This concept of "meaning" is nothing to me, the most meaning I can put into art is something that tells a story. I've found more "m...
by lorenith
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: What is Meaning in Art?

Unfourtunately I already know what art is, I'm a junior majoring in it after all, I just don't know how to put meaning into it the way the teachers want.

I think it's because I'm too honest is why I can't put any meaning there.
by lorenith
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: What is Meaning in Art?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

What is Meaning in Art?

I have puzzled over this forever, because my art teachers keep asking for a meaning...and I simply cannot grasp the concept. I mean, I can understand art telling a story, but apparently those are illustrations (unless they're done by really old dead guys, then it's magically fine art the fact that t...
by lorenith
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

I wasn't really debating alignment, just saying how the D&D rules at the base have it, and that it doesn't really matter cause everyone see's it different anyway. :roll:
by lorenith
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

Actually alignment doesn't "go" a certain way in D&D, and it certainly isn't based on method alone, seeing as you can have a completely and utterly evil character perform a good act to further some evil goal that evil act isn't going to suddenly move the character towards the good axis...
by lorenith
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

That's pretty scary...

But I'm still not really sure he's actually shifted alignment, I think we'll have to wait till after it's all done.
by lorenith
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

Sir_Elderberry wrote:Possibly. But I bet it bugs V for a long, long time.
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Oh yeah, almost certainly!

If I was in his case I'd probably do the same thing, not out of pride, but out of the fact that I know I couldn't be able to kill myself, I don't think I could even in that desperate of a situation anyway.
by lorenith
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

However, once presented with the alternative, still accepting the offer is a matter of pride and nothing more. V accepted it because of pride, but even if he hadn't the alternative was incredibly convoluted and not likely to actually work. Taking the soul splice is more of a guarantee for working t...
by lorenith
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 303087

Re: the radical notion that women are people (split from 'nfessi

it's pretty obvious that women are interested enough to support products which are aimed at a female audience. And who said women aren't I certainly didn't. I'm not sure how much periodness effects amount of sex being had, because I have yet to meet a woman that doesn't have sex at least on occasio...
by lorenith
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 303087

Re: the radical notion that women are people (split from 'nfessi

hemingway, in my personal experience, women aren't any less obsessed with sex than men. As has been said, women are less interested in porn because there is little porn aimed at women. Also because there's this ridiculous cultural perception that women are innocent fragile things who would never be...
by lorenith
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: how difficult is it to double major?
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

Re: how difficult is it to double major?

You should probably try asking the councilor for the two colleges associated with those majors. I think it's different not only for each university but for each college within any given university, and it's really better to get that stuff ironed out with someone that knows specifically (that you can...
by lorenith
Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Simple Wikipedia and Evangelism
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: Simple Wikipedia and Evangelism

Or for people that don't want to wade through tons of technical jargon.
by lorenith
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Any nudists here?
Replies: 81
Views: 7208

Re: Any nudists here?

I do go nude from time to time when I can, but it feels nice to wear clothes too. So I'm not exclusively nudist when in my own home.
by lorenith
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

Jessica wrote:Ah, good ol' "update when I feel like it".


It's really more of an "update as my health permits" last time he commented on his schedule if I recall.
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

To address the whole pruning thing, do you honestly believe that no two fingerprints are alike, that a person's hair color, eye color, bone structure, skin tone, susceptibility to heart disease or cancer or diabetes or weight gain, height, allergies and dozens if not hundreds of other attributes ha...
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Controversial You, Or the Beliefs That Get You into Trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 5226

Re: Controversial You, Or the Beliefs That Get You into Trouble

I believe that certain styles of art or images do NOT have to hold certain built in "meanings" I've gotten in an argument with other people in the art department over this. These may say something like anything in stained glass is sacrilegious because people associate it with churches. No,...
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

So you guys have some evidence, then? I just have a hard time believing that there is nothing innate to intelligence since you can have people who grow up in terrible circumstances with little to no education and yet can be quite successful in business, interpersonal relationships, etc. and on the ...
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Yeah, if you ask any sociologist or child development specialist out there they'll likely say "intelligence isn't genetic, environment/how one was raised effects that" And I'm inclined to believe them more, since they have more proof than the people who "like to believe intelligence i...
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?
Replies: 27
Views: 2759

Re: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?

Yeah, I'd rather be happy and healthy than free.

If I can manage to be happy and healthy without being free, then I don't really need to be free. It doesn't really make much sense to cling to a notion that isn't important to ones happiness.
by lorenith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

The children of two idiotic parents will not automatically be idiotic themselves, just like the children of two super throbbing brain parents will not automatically also be super throbbing brains. So stop going on as if her children will be stupid just because apparently she is, it seems more like s...
by lorenith
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy Wants Pet. Boy Goes to City Council to get pet.
Replies: 18
Views: 2776

Re: Boy Wants Pet. Boy Goes to City Council to get pet.

Some places you're allowed to have them (although I don't recall too clearly) but you're required to have the stink squirty part removed.
by lorenith
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

I read on this site that she lives with her parents, so that's 3 carers, which is at least something. The only problem is that apparently her mom is fed up with this insanity and said she wasn't going to be there to help care for the kids anymore. So who knows what that means about how much her par...
by lorenith
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

Or maybe replace black dragon with train, and children with dog getting hit by the train?
by lorenith
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

If it was a smart dragon, the deed would already be done.

But then again black dragons are known for being extremely cruel, so maybe not if only because making V watch it happen is definitely more cruel.
by lorenith
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 201037

Re: The Order of the Stick

I think it's interesting how this black dragon has some things in common with the monster manual ones, but differences too. Like the ones in the MM don't care for their young, but they and green dragons are mutual enemies. But this dragon was willing to try to be open minded about her son being frie...
by lorenith
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

Ahh I found the article about it. I'm not sure if it's the exact article, but it covers the same basic stuff.

Ethics stuff
by lorenith
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California
Replies: 82
Views: 6616

Re: Woman Pops Out 8 Kids In One Sitting In California

I should have added a link I found last night, now I can't find it :( Apparently a lot of doctors are questioning the ethics behind what has happened. Apparently most fertility clinics would not have given her fertility drugs or embryo implants based on the number of children she already had. It men...
by lorenith
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The difficulties of computer use at my high school
Replies: 48
Views: 3289

Re: The difficulties of computer use at my high school

Highschool computers are a lost cause, I remember mine, they were old, they had crazy blockers, and they took ages to do anything because they were in such poor condition from all the incompetent people using them. Do highschools at least allow students to bring their own laptops now? I know a lot o...

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