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by reflectia
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Catcher in the Rye stinks or is it just me?
Replies: 70
Views: 13016

Re: Catcher in the Rye stinks or is it just me?

So, in a way, Holden and I share the same "system of values" in which, to stick to the things you say is something you respect; and writing movie-scripts (when you could write things of artistic and not consumer value) isn't. *he has feelings for other people too : the girl (Jane? is that...
by reflectia
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90048
Views: 8141666

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

The new decade seems significantly less profound since I've been through a new millennium.
by reflectia
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Catcher in the Rye stinks or is it just me?
Replies: 70
Views: 13016

Re: Catcher in the Rye stinks or is it just me?

I personally disliked Catcher, although I suppose I can see why people who might sympathize with Holden as an off-the-wall character (in either sense of the the term). What I don't understand is how some people see Holden as attractive. Apparently Holden made "Top 10 Characters We'd Like To Dat...
by reflectia
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: (500) Days of Summer
Replies: 38
Views: 7111

Re: (500) Days of Summer

Regarding the similarities to Annie Hall - the writers acknowledged that it was a major influence in the screenplay: http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/12/31/the-definitive-interview-with-the-writers-of-500-days-of-summer/ Can I just say that I didn't find the movie funny? I still don't quite understa...
by reflectia
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0522: "Google Trends"
Replies: 131
Views: 23832

Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

I saw alt-text. Excerpt was misspelled when I saw it, though.

EDIT: Shit, Ninja'd by Joseph. I was so proud I stayed up for this thread, too.
by reflectia
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo '08
Replies: 87
Views: 8165

Re: NaNoWriMo '08

50k here!

Unfortunately, out of the ten friends that did Nano this year, only two won :(

I realized that I wrote more in one day (4750) at the end than in five at the beginning (4235). (Write Or Die is amazing. I wrote somewhere around 3000 words in an hour once.)
by reflectia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NaNoWriMo '08
Replies: 87
Views: 8165

Re: NaNoWriMo '08

I am SO doing this. One of my friends told me about it last week, and we've decided that because November is the beginning of 2nd marking period at our school, we'll have plenty of time to drag our grades back up after days of sleep-deprived zombie walking as a result of late night word counts. Volu...
by reflectia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A number sequence
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: A number sequence

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25517&p=780524&hilit=111221#p780524

It's been done several times already.
by reflectia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your eyesight!
Replies: 137
Views: 10813

Re: Post your eyesight!

-3 in left, -2.5 in right (it actually used to be -3, but it got better), astigmatism in both.
by reflectia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 225046

Re: High and low point of your day

High point: (will be) going to fencing.
Low point: teaching the Freshmen advisories.
by reflectia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5064 metaphors wrapped in allegories
by reflectia
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5170 walls.
by reflectia
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 948284

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Fountain
by reflectia
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2441

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

You guys seem to be under the impression that works of genuine emotion cannot also be constructed with a subtle beauty of form that contains symmetries on multiple levels or contrapuntal/imitative complexity. You're wrong. Word. Off-topic from Romantic music, but I used to dislike Bach's Inventions...
by reflectia
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5706 dresses
by reflectia
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I stole this comic - bringing XKCD to the masses
Replies: 30
Views: 5540

Re: I stole this comic - bringing XKCD to the masses

That was... brilliant.

I'm wondering what the reaction to Anti-Mind Virus was?
by reflectia
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5804 Wriststrong Bracelets
by reflectia
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5885 palindromes.
by reflectia
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 445139

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Starting Childhood's End. It seems to be good so far.

EDIT: Also, Mark Z. Danielewski is a genius.
by reflectia
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2441

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

Yeah, I've never heard of a pianist who didn't love Chopin. Except Glenn Gould, I guess, but he doesn't count cause he's...Glenn Gould. And yes! Such large chords! Especially Rachmaninoff, that freak of nature. What was his handspan again? Like 13 keys? Something crazy like that. Pfft, Glenn Gould....
by reflectia
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 2441

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

Chopin, Ravel, Brahms, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schumann, Mahler, Mendelssohn, and some later Beethoven. Probably biased, as this is from the pianist's POV. One thing that I do find somewhat annoying about Romantic composers' compositions for piano is their tendency to use increasingly large chor...
by reflectia
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7520

Re: Music to fall asleep to

Odd, I've found Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon pretty easy to fall asleep to.

Also, any of J.S. Bach's compositions for piano.
by reflectia
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 10000 days of christmas
Replies: 14566
Views: 571214

Re: 10000 days of christmas

5964 pillow fights
by reflectia
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite Scientist?
Replies: 84
Views: 8576

Re: Favorite Scientist?

I'm going for Feynman, but what happened to otter/duck?
by reflectia
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 3580

Re: I think the world is ending

We had an early dismissal today because of the almost 100 degree heat.

Snow would be very welcome, actually, though it would be scary to see snow in June even in CT.
by reflectia
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 1800s Era Defense/Assault Puzzle
Replies: 29
Views: 3820

Re: 1800s Era Defense/Assault Puzzle

Questions:

Are you alone?
Is "lots and lots of ammo" finite?
Where in America?
What end of the 1800's?
by reflectia
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Children's first words
Replies: 72
Views: 11440

Re: Children's first words

Apparently billigual children end up building a "mega-language" which contains both quite often. If you live near an area full of bilingual people (like Quebec), you'll run into it if you overhear families talking to each other: words swap between languages 5 times a sentence. Having grow...
by reflectia
Wed May 28, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I dare you to solve this.
Replies: 82
Views: 34852

Re: I dare you to solve this.

The age thing I was referring to has to do with whether you remember a particular movie, which some people think is being hinted at by the letters that are the answers. Basically they spell out a sentence, and if you haven't seen that movie you won't get the reference and won't be able to solve it....
by reflectia
Wed May 28, 2008 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: I dare you to solve this.
Replies: 82
Views: 34852

Re:

You may or may not be in the sort of age bracket where you'd be able to solve the riddle. If you'd like to tell us about your age bracket, and perhaps a few other tasty tidbits about your life, have a look over at the introduction thread mach III: its three times the goodness. http://forums.xkcd.co...
by reflectia
Fri May 09, 2008 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 948284

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Fire.
by reflectia
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Clinton speculates about joint ticket with Obama
Replies: 22
Views: 2284

Re: Clinton speculates about joint ticket with Obama

I've made the same suggestion before, but it seems that the Senate seat that Richardson currently holds is way too valuable to give up to the Republican challenger. The offer could be made, but I'd be surprised if Richardson took it on that account. I don't recall Richardson having a Senate seat...
by reflectia
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 15046

Re: Latest purchase thread.

London Fog trench coat at 75% off! I was muchos excited, especially as I had seen one just like it that cost over $200, but I got mine at a measly $15.
by reflectia
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hotness of instruments?
Replies: 147
Views: 11266

Re: Hotness of instruments?

I find the need to defend the sexiness of the clarinet. Apparently you haven't heard some of the ah-mazing solos that they can pull off. I also must say that grand pianos are sexy, but uprights and squares are not. I think there's no need to argue over the placement of the oboe on the hot scale. Agr...
by reflectia
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Buffalo Sauce Recipes!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2117

Re: Buffalo Sauce Recipes!!

Endless Mike wrote:Frank's Hot Sauce

Melted butter

Mix to the desired hotness.

Especially with chicken wings. Yum.
by reflectia
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.
Replies: 56
Views: 11330

Re: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.

Pomelo 83

I eat this all the time. I'm surprised no one's brought it up yet...
by reflectia
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 948284

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Discovery.
by reflectia
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Arrow game
Replies: 3127
Views: 173238

Re: The Arrow game

^ Only if it doesn't have anchovies.

< Adores white pizza with spinach.

v Knows what white pizza is, and likes it.
by reflectia
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 948284

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Fleischman.
by reflectia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Is there such thing as too much maths?
Replies: 29
Views: 3252

Re: Is there such thing as too much maths?

Qoppa wrote:I often figure a lot of stuff out while falling asleep.
Does anyone else figure out stuff when they're in the shower like me?
by reflectia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SAT Scores
Replies: 241
Views: 34495

Re: SAT Scores

Got somewhere between 1800 and 1900 when I was 12, although I hadn't even learned pre-algebra yet.

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