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by angel_jean
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797255

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a very interesting set of dreams the night before last. I'd been gardening using a type of white claylike fertiliser, but it was very precious. There was an old couple with me, of some kind of European heritage, who were telling me how precious it was, and that I shouldn't waste it; the man ha...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What sort of container does your milk come in?
Replies: 41
Views: 4471

Re: What sort of container does your milk come in?

I still wanna know what the plastic jugs look like. Are they your conventional round household jug?

As for the taste, no opinion here, I drink soy more than milk these days.
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

People who have been censored/had posts deleted tend to either a) feel it is unfair, and thus get fed up with the thread, possibly the forum, and leave, or b) take the criticism on board and offend no more. That's good enough for me, I guess. From my experience this does not happen if you simply cal...
by angel_jean
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797255

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I thought 'no actual sex' was the way it always was in dreams. :(

That's the way it is for me, anyway. There might be the person, there might be the environment, there might be the desire, there might even be the risk of getting discovered, but never any actual sex.

Dunno why.
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What sort of container does your milk come in?
Replies: 41
Views: 4471

Re: What sort of container does your milk come in?

Milk cartons are the default around here. So much so that I don't know what you mean by 'jug'. When I think of a jug ... Is it plastic with a handle and a spout? And round? I really can't imagine something like that being easy to carry or transport. Unless you're talking about a live-in situation wh...
by angel_jean
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

I think that rhetoric is an integral part of argument. It inevitably gets used, even if you don't intend to be doing it (or at least that's true of my own writing). I mean, similie, metaphor, analogy, sarcasm etc etc etc its hard to keep all of that out of your writing. So... I don't like your 2 an...
by angel_jean
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Didn't see a blog thread, so here's my own.
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Didn't see a blog thread, so here's my own.

Me too!

(sigged)
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?
Replies: 61
Views: 5879

Re: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?

I don't really have advice on this one, but I have something to add that we don't seem to have covered yet. There is literature "debunking" evolution. Should your friend choose to search for "evidence" against your points, as you might do against theirs, they will find plenty of ...
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hugs Nexus, and Loonradio in case they were lonely*
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hugs Moo again, even though the angel Jean is supposed to be in bed asleep at 2am* *pouts at denim jeans taking her title, she was first!* *realises that there are people older than her who are actually Named Angeljean* *glomps everyone one by one, leaving a scattering of writhing, smiling people, ...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?

Yeah, well. If I changed the title of the thread to that, it would be moved from Serious Business to General quick smart :P Although maybe it deserves that anyway. As it is, I'm wondering on a particular question, and whether people have insights into the answer that they can offer - and some people...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Thankyou, Ari and 22/7. Now I feel it is time to steer the thread a little! What is the best response to something you don't like in an argument? Specifically in the context of the Serious Business forum. So far we have: 1. Name-calling 2. Outlining a perceived contradiction in your logic (valid but...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9392686

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

RT: You know your husband is a geek, when... *watching TV, and at a random pause (dinner was ready)* *looks at the paused screenshot, which happens to be itself a screenshot, of one of a character's many computer monitors* Ahh, source code! *inspects the screen carefully* This could be the GDK libra...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hugs Z.A.K* Ahh, I'd been wondering too. I tried to rule out 'raptor' but couldn't be sure. FEAR the ostrich. Ahem. *hugs Moo* Heehee. Well, if you hang out in this thread enough, and I hang out in this thread enough ... I'll be able to watch over you browsing the thread! Erm, I don't think that wa...
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hugs Metty!*
*hugs Zak*
*hugs Moo because she can see her!*
by angel_jean
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes
Replies: 215
Views: 21075

Re: Reverse Lightbulb Jokes

Double adulterers.

10, each to consider the theory of changing the light source with all of its ramifications, with only one brave enough to go and change it.
by angel_jean
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9392686

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Volume taken up by the current human population, unless you count air pollution this is a huge overestimate: surface area of earth [4pi x (10^7m)^2, giving order of magnitude 10^15 square metres] x height of several kilometres thick, at the most. Giving an order of 10^18 cubic metres. Volume of a so...
by angel_jean
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9392686

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Like 'life'? :P
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?

Actually, I was in the same situation as McCaber. Spent three weeks at a camp with people who were more like me than anyone else I'd ever known. Returned to volunteer in later years. Those were my closest friendships during highschool. But I've lost most of them (luckily, not my husband). My current...
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1060594

Re: Vending machine!

You get a book on food preparation and storage.

I put in some love (don't worry, there's plenty left over).

PS. If I laugh at what I get out, I'll be happy.
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1060594

Re: Vending machine!

You get a person: a generic Sim-style person who hasn't been personalised and doesn't answer to any name.

I put in a string bag.
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797255

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Last year, in October, I bought a present for a friend's partner's two-year-old. I was wondering how I would get it to them, as I don't see them that often. One night, I dreamed that I had broken into their apartment. I ended up in the two-year-old's room, with my present all wrapped up. He immediat...
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are highschool friendships really the strongest?
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Are highschool friendships really the strongest?

I was invited to my old highschool's Speech Night last year, and one of the speeches emphasised that friendships made during highschool years were the strongest you'd ever form. And the speaker gave examples of highschool friends she considered to be her best friends 20 years later, and I have many ...
by angel_jean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

People... I have requests for the sake of reducing the sparring in the thread. Personally, I still have an open mind on the issue of needle-quoting. Please do not claim me on either side. However, the sparring is sorely trying my patience - and in all modesty, I am known by my friends and my enemies...
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797255

Re: What were your dreams last night?

No posts since then eh ... I guess everyone's off having dreams now. I just wanted to say, @trophy: I never thought that having long/vivid/complex dream sequences was a problem, until I started getting extreme fatigue. And when I got my allergies/sleep treated, the dreams went away, but the fatigue ...
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hears footsteps coming up behind her, and receives a hug from Nexus*
Hello, it's a Nexus! Nice to meet'cha.
*hugs Nexus back*
*hugs Moo, too*


*sleeps*
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11568
Views: 1060594

Re: Vending machine!

[Edited out: I thought I was writing a pm. And can't delete it - bah. carry on.]
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Okay, back on track! Yes, this thread is entirely about opinion. I invite them. I invite people to put their own forth and defend them. But in the context of 'discussion about theoretical and verbal constructs', I expect opinions to be at least a little fluid. (Unlike "the taste and desirabilit...
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9392686

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Umm ... it's not actually true, though ... right? Admittedly I don't live in the US... but over here ... the outsides of hot dogs are suitably plasticky-red-looking. And the insides ... well, as far as I know they don't mash up whole animals here. 'connective tissue', sure (tendons, ligaments, fat)....
by angel_jean
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Anpheus, you grant that my example is a valid attack. But, in fact I gave the example in aid of my question about the definition of needle-quoting. How is it not needle-quoting? How is it different from needle-quoting? How is needle-quoting different from my example? I really want that definition. F...
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Okay, so. So far the definition I see is: Needlequoting is a type of misquoting, and it involves removing important parts of what they're saying when you quote them. (Yes, Indon, this is my interpretation of what you said, it's not an exact quote. Or would you think that 'misquoting' is a critical p...
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*hugs people she's hugged before, including Moo*
Ooh, new people I haven't hugged!
*hugs mrorange and Z.A.K*
*walks off, leaving a trail of hugs lying in wait*
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

I'd still like a definition of needle-quoting. Otherwise how do I avoid it?
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Okay. Now I'm pondering what to answer. Firstly, let me say I'm not exactly sure what needle-quoting is. You may have given a good example, but I'd like a better concept of it - a list of characteristics. Because my first (inexact) concept is "not quoting all of a post" and my second one i...
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797255

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Two peculiar things about my dreams are that they're cut like movies... like I've had transitions like dissolves and wipes in them before, and that they can cover a LOT of material. I've had two weeks worth of memories before that ended up being a single dream. I knew that dreams weren't real-time ...
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Anpheus wrote:I hate it when people do this, more than anything else.

(Example given.)


Okay, I see that you hate it. Why?

(and do I have to quote your example?

and ... you used my name. Did I do what you said? If so, where?)
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9392686

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

People have asked me 'was that a sneeze? or a wince?' Or, people have mistaken my sneeze for a cringe. (I suppress them. Bad me, bad habit to break too.)
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hugs!
Replies: 30338
Views: 1798446

Re: Hugs!

*wallows happily in the cuddle puddle, giving random hugs to people all around, and tickles the pollywog again for good measure*
(yes, they're wings, supposed to look cloud-like, not awfully-well done :P)
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 35123

Re: "Redwall" discussion

But to think that someone is going to not give their children the opportunity to read the works of one of the most beloved children's authors of today's age because the idea of personifying a certain set of species of anthropomorphic woodland creatures with the same inherently evil attributes gives...
by angel_jean
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)
Replies: 179
Views: 21471

Re: What argument styles are acceptable/unacceptable? (Opinion!)

Ooh, lots of interesting voices. Time to try and talk to everything people have said... by the way, I'm interested in responses from everyone to these questions, not just from the people who made me think of them. Starting with Masuri , who mentioned the life cycle of the board. Do you think what I'...

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