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by fallenstar
Tue May 12, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

Not exactly a TWSS moment, but close enough. In the beginning of the year we were filling out a whole bunch of "Get to know you" surveys for our teachers, and one of my friends answered this on the one for our Gov teacher:

What do you like to do in your free time? Your mom.
by fallenstar
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 56
Views: 18782

Re: Good Omens

<nerd moment>The actual quote is "I DON'T CARE WHAT IT SAYS, I NEVER LAID A FINGER ON HIM"</nerd moment>.Complete with a Discworld-Death capslock writing. Well of course! Why would it be any other way? I had read some Discworld before I ventured into Good Omens, and I freaked out a little...
by fallenstar
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89084

Re: High School Pranks

There's a tradition at my school that on the last day for the senior class (a week before everybody else) they bring noisemakers and run around the halls in between classes and after school making noise. The last couple years it's been particularly intense, so they said that at the end of this year ...
by fallenstar
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24560

Re: Favorite Characters?

baker's kilobyte wrote:Inspector Montalbano (from Andrea Camilleri's detective novels)


YES.

Also, from the Ender's Game universe (including Bean's series), my favorites are Bean, Peter, and Valentine.

One more: Jim from Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart trilogy.
by fallenstar
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Real that's what she said moment in school
Replies: 132
Views: 14890

Re: Real that's what she said moment in school

I actually wasn't present at this, but it became a little famous. Two years ago, the show choir director (who directs the band combo behind the choir) was talking to the show choir after the performance and came out with, "That was GREAT from behind!" Of course, somebody had to reply to th...
by fallenstar
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 218499

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

In one of our labs in AP Chem last year we had to figure out the percent composition of some substance (I can't remember what it was). This proved to be difficult. Personally, I got data showing I created matter, and a few other people lost matter. This led one of my friends to write in her lab repo...
by fallenstar
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Cursive
Replies: 115
Views: 12993

Re: Cursive

Like most people here, I learned cursive in third and fourth grade, but have never really used it since probably sixth grade. Despite what they say about it being faster once you learn it, I have always been faster printing. I don't like using cursive, and I don't even sign my name in cursive. The l...
by fallenstar
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: So my school wants to put us into "Houses"
Replies: 35
Views: 3054

Re: So my school wants to put us into "Houses"

To Shakleton:

I have a few friends who are... quite passionate about HP, and have done at least numbers 1 (they even referred to AP classes as "Newt-level") and 2, and were thinking about doing 7 as well.
by fallenstar
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54630

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

The first question was, "Why do you think people find it easy to relate to Pip?" I answered, I got half credit, and the explanation written on my test was that I didn't answer how I related to him. Sorry, I didn't notice the invisible secondary question. I hate it when teachers do that, a...
by fallenstar
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54630

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

One of my friends managed to get -8 out of 100 on a Language Arts exam in 8th grade. On our first paper in 10th grade English, one person got a perfect 50. Most people got in the 20s or 30s, but almost a third of the class got negative scores. Luckily, the teacher let us rewrite the paper, so the s...
by fallenstar
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Summer music
Replies: 53
Views: 7601

Re: Summer music

I second the Feist people, although I've only ever heard a couple songs. Also the Bob Marley people, but that's a given. That taken care of, I think Manu Chao is definitely summer music, if you don't mind the Spanish and French as well as English. Also, some Patrick Wolf. The songs "The Magic P...
by fallenstar
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 318
Views: 209321

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

My favorites are definitely the City Watch books, then the Death series. I also quite like the wizards, but I'm also in the opinion that they are what make the Rincewind books bearable. I also really enjoyed a few of the stand-alone books, such as The Truth, Small Gods, Pyramids, and Monstrous Regim...
by fallenstar
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47252

Re: Books that made you cry

First off, I am so not a crier. I usually read too fast for books, and as for movies, the only one I've really cried at was "Schindler's List," and you have to be a freaking stone to not cry during that one. So, that said, I definitely cried at the end of Watership Down . And also during T...
by fallenstar
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24560

Re: Favorite Characters?

A couple of these have already been said, but oh well. Sam Vimes, from Terry Pratchett's Discworld. I just love his cynicism and incredible mind. There's a reason that the Watch books are my favorites. Will Stanton, from Susan Cooper's the Dark is Rising series. Will's just plain amazing. Elinor, fr...
by fallenstar
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.
Replies: 26
Views: 3712

Re: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.

It's an inside joke between my friend and I to say, "Oh, blitzkrieg!"

(The reason for this is pretty awful. We were trying to get a couple of friends to get in the habit of saying it before they went on a trip to Poland.)
by fallenstar
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))
Replies: 311
Views: 32697

Re: Today I am made of Smug ((The Smug Stories Thread))

My biggest "made of smug" moment was in January. I'm one of three juniors taking AP Chem (the rest are seniors) this year. Our semester final was 120 points. It is a hard test, and our teacher said beforehand that he usually ends up curving it down to mid-90s. I took it, got done fairly qu...
by fallenstar
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 110550

Re: Little editing mistakes that drive you up the wall

I don't like it when people forget the final comma in a list. It makes me angry, annoyed, and agitated. The infamous Oxford comma. I use it too, and it annoys me when people don't, but it is debatable whether it is necessary. Technically it's right either way, but I think it looks weird without it....
by fallenstar
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Untranslatables
Replies: 55
Views: 6731

Re: Untranslatables

The German "doch" is pretty untranslatable. I'm certainly not a German-speaker, but I understand it to be an emphasizer. Sometimes it means "really" and other times it's kinda just there. Again, I'm just learning German from a pretty bad teacher, so I don't know that much about i...
by fallenstar
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Onion--Mead's New Notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: The Onion--Mead's New Notebook

This actually sounds kinda nice. I don't write quite that small (unless I'm taking textbook notes--it seems to be impossible for me to take textbook notes in my normal writing size) but the halved header and no margin would be quite handy.
by fallenstar
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 398937

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

After reading all of these, mine isn't so funny, but... Whenever somebody says "Oh my god" or something to that effect in his presence, my AP Chem teacher (the most amazing man in the world) replies "You called?" Also, once we were doing a lab looking at atomic spectra, so the cl...
by fallenstar
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373052

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Okay, I already introduced myself before, but I haven't been here in months, so I figured I probably should again. Right now I'm a high school student in MN. I'm a bit of a book freak (if by a bit you mean an insane amount, and I do). I've played violin for 11 years now, so music is a huge part of m...
by fallenstar
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Daniel Pinkwater
Replies: 12
Views: 2768

Re: Daniel Pinkwater

Oh my goodness, I love Daniel Pinkwater so much but I haven't read any of his work since elementary school. We had this huge collection of shortish stories and one or two full books, but I cannot for the life of me remember what they all were, or what the volume was called. I think it was white. I s...
by fallenstar
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Short stories
Replies: 50
Views: 7802

Re: Short stories

I just read "The Last Question."
Amazing.

Also, I love Neil Gaiman's short stories. I can't think of my favorite off the top of my head, but I suggest reading them. His style is just brilliant.
by fallenstar
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents within America
Replies: 61
Views: 7882

Re: Accents within America

I wouldn't lump Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago into the same dialect. I believe there are some differences. I live in southern Minnesota, and I agree. At camp this summer there was a girl from central Wisconsin and we laughed at her "accent" all the time. Most of it sounded the same, but h...
by fallenstar
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?
Replies: 82
Views: 8649

Re: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?

OmenPigeon wrote:Also, Finn Family Moomintroll is one of the few books I actually have left from when I was young.



I love Moomintroll! We have a bunch of those books and they never get old. When I was younger we used to read them aloud at night. Wow, those bring back good memories.
by fallenstar
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 38061

Re: His Dark Materials

And the second is an inbetween? Despite the fact it introduces Will, Mary Malone, the Subtle Knife and really gets going on the narrative. That's kind of my point. It introduces Will and Mary Malone. Mary doesn't really become important until the third book. I see your point about the Subtle Knife ...
by fallenstar
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Torchwood
Replies: 123
Views: 14884

Re: Torchwood

I love Torchwood. Maybe because I was rather disappointed with the most current season of Doctor Who. I started watching it online, but sadly the site I usually use isn't working right now. I have to settle for once a week using Comcast On-Demand. True, it basically is Doctor Who with more sex and v...
by fallenstar
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Catch 22
Replies: 97
Views: 17473

Re: Catch 22

This is one of my absolute favorite books. I read it this summer. I had a hell of a time getting into it, though. The non-linear timeline and just his style of writing were really confusing at first, and I almost gave up. I think I read about 40 pages, then stopped for like two weeks, then started r...
by fallenstar
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 38061

Re: His Dark Materials

My hope is that they're just playing along for the first and maybe the second movies, where it doesn't matter so much, and that if they do well, they'll throw off the chains for the third. I agree somewhat. I think they would have to start introducing the anti-religion parts in the second movie, be...
by fallenstar
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36297

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

I have some weird system known only to me that is basically impossible to explain...basically, some books can be dogeared. Some can't. It's just a certain type of book, I guess. Actually, I think it might be more to do with the type of paper. I'm not sure. I know what you mean. I used to dogear, bu...
by fallenstar
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373052

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD - The one you actually post in

I'm fallenstar, as you can see, and I'm a high school student in Minnesota. I'm addicted to reading and chocolate, and I also like playing the violin. I like to think I'm pretty smart, and most people agree, although I don't like to flaunt it. I'm actually pretty shy, hence why I'm a part of the tec...
by fallenstar
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that are fun to mispronounce
Replies: 169
Views: 27220

I like pronouncing the second "c" in "Connecticut." It's even more fun if you add an "i" in there too. Conn-eck-i-ti-cut.

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