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by Ati
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Nanowrimo 2009!
Replies: 112
Views: 12637

Re: Nanowrimo 2009!

Whee, I've committed myself to an occupation that I do not even remotely have the time for! On the plus side, I've got an excellent idea for a book. It's called "The Clocks of Ash Tree Hill," and it starts like this: The Rules: I. A DOOR may be established between any two rectangular apert...
by Ati
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61463

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

I think I broke my friend... I introduced him to the book a few weeks ago, and haven't seen him yet. His emails to me during that time have gone something like: "Man, this is a really good book. Its almost hard to believe it's fiction. It's written so dryly, but it sucks you in." "Thi...
by Ati
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64602

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

Whee! Another date with P. went quite well. We snuck a laptop and popcorn into the library, hid behind an art installation, and watched District 9. There was cuddling. It was nice.
by Ati
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61463

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Just finished the book (picked it up on a bookstore date last Friday). Holy shit on a biscuit, that was a/n amazing/confusing/recursive/terrifying/disturbing piece of fiction. I'd almost like to say that watching Johnny fall apart at the seams was scarrier than the House on Ash Tree Lane. Then I rem...
by Ati
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

There's a line between someone who uses hyperbole in their stories, and a pathological liar. I'm not the latter yet, but I'm worried I may be wandering in that direction.
by Ati
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64602

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

Whee! Second date with P. went well! We went to a used bookstore, mocked the romance novels and self help books, she got a Douglas Adams book on my recommendation, and I bought House of Leaves. Third date is currently under negotiations. I seem to actually not be screwing this one up. How's that for...
by Ati
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

A little glass vial! And the little glass vial...

(but before we get terminally off topic...)

I feel guilty today, because I am borrowing another author's style for a short story of mine, and it's going quite well...
by Ati
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Over recent months, I have had more than my share of battles with one of my bosses. Now he makes me angry and annoyed on account of his idiocy, but I can deal with him. Now the new boss, that has been here for two weeks has already given me the ultimatum that if, in another two weeks I cannot incre...
by Ati
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797042

Re: What were your dreams last night?

That being the case, I think our esteemed friend here will be spending some time having some interesting conversations with a number of men with dark suits and no badges, should anyone ever check the time stamp on his post.

In any case, though, it's extremely unlikely, so I wouldn't worry.
by Ati
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Okay, weirdly, I'm fighting myself over this. I know, from past experience, that if I go out on Tuesday I'll have a good time. I am, however, dreading it. Hmmm... If I'm still at home Tuesday night, somebody kick my ass for me, hey?
by Ati
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85260

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Fantastic episode. I hope they air it at the end of the series, just to put a solid on things. On a more specific note... For most of the show, they kept insisting that the technology was morally objectionable, and I just couldn't see it. Sure, there were gross abuses (see: Sierra), but ...
by Ati
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 32
Views: 6618

Re: Music to fall asleep to

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Much appreciated. I'll be trying out several in, oh, seven hours or so.
by Ati
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Fess: I'm reading through my old google chat conversations (all 1962 of them), and getting depressed about just how much of an idiot I was. I'm also mildly concerned that I'm still an idiot and am simply unaware of it. I always smile at my old chatlogs and PM's. It just goes to show how far you've ...
by Ati
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Fess: I'm reading through my old google chat conversations (all 1962 of them), and getting depressed about just how much of an idiot I was. I'm also mildly concerned that I'm still an idiot and am simply unaware of it.
by Ati
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Fess: reading the last transmission of the Mars Phoenix lander is making me tear up a little.
by Ati
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artifical Brain in 10 years?
Replies: 117
Views: 10982

Re: Artifical Brain in 10 years?

I'm not asking why things behave. I'm arguing that to have goal-oriented behavior you have to have goals, and to have goals (as distinct from order sets) you have to have a set of desires. You have to want certain things. That's the basis of motivation and arousal. You can try to instruct a compute...
by Ati
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

@Goatboy: Your brother looks a bit like a thinner Seth Rogen.
by Ati
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artifical Brain in 10 years?
Replies: 117
Views: 10982

Re: Artifical Brain in 10 years?

Exactly. Even if we figure out how to simulate desire, it will really be a matter of coding x response for y situation (i.e., self-defense against the axe-wielder, rather than just sitting there). Humans and animals aren't like that, which is why some people get mad when they are slapped, and some ...
by Ati
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 32
Views: 6618

Music to fall asleep to

I'm trying various inventive combinations of lifestyle changes and good old fashioned drugs to try to get my sleep patterns into some semblance of sanity. Does anyone have any music that's good for relaxing and/or falling asleep? So far, the best I've found is this lady: http://www.nighttimeconcert....
by Ati
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artifical Brain in 10 years?
Replies: 117
Views: 10982

Re: Artifical Brain in 10 years?

A synapse-level whole brain emulation in ten years? Probably not. That said, I'll be very surprised if some of the cognition engine projects (CALO, Novamente, etc.) don't start turning up some disturbingly intelligent behavior before 2020. Maybe not 'consciousness', but I think that's a much, much ...
by Ati
Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Artifical Brain in 10 years?
Replies: 117
Views: 10982

Re: Artifical Brain in 10 years?

A synapse-level whole brain emulation in ten years? Probably not. That said, I'll be very surprised if some of the cognition engine projects (CALO, Novamente, etc.) don't start turning up some disturbingly intelligent behavior before 2020. Maybe not 'consciousness', but I think that's a much, much f...
by Ati
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 255422

Re: High and low point of your day

Low: Getting at 6:00 every morning for two weeks straight is wearing me out (yeah, yeah, I know - but when you can't get to bed until one anyway, it takes it's tool).

High: Tomorrow is the last day.

Silly: I've named the toad living in our mudroom Herman.
by Ati
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Fess: I am ashamed of my parents' taste in music. My mother listens to Vanilla Ice. Loud.
by Ati
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

Ati, you kind of look like Adrien Brody (which is a good thing!). Thanks :) http://www.celebritiesfans.com/Pic/adrienbrody.jpg Hmmmm... I guess I can see it. Elsewhere: Ummmm... I guess I assumed people would see that it was a fake moustache. For those who are curious, here is me minus fake-moustac...
by Ati
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

PictureSarah wrote:Ati, you kind of look like Adrien Brody (which is a good thing!).


Thanks :)

Image

Hmmmm... I guess I can see it.
by Ati
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Annoyed fess: Okay, so now that I've made a point to start paying more attention to lyrics, how the hell many of my songs are about pedophilia?
by Ati
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

eternal luna wrote:Fess: even when I ate meat, I always preferred vegetarian bacon to the real thing.



...I'm pretty sure we have to kill you for that.
by Ati
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I've taken the first step towards that by eliminating voice mail. If you voicemail me, it gets logged by the machine, and then wallows in voicemail hell until either the heat death of the universe, or Verizon goes bankrupt, whichever comes first. On the other hand, I check my email with disturbing f...
by Ati
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

Well, better late than never on the eyebrow theme. This is from the webcam on my new netbook,which is surprisingly not as crappy as I would have guessed.
by Ati
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 797042

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Last night I had a dream about the strangest sport. Imagine football, but it's played in doors, all the players wear flying harnesses, the field is replaced with dozens of pools of custard, and the ball has been replaced by a live bear. The game begins when a trebuchet launches the bear into the cus...
by Ati
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

kellsbells wrote:So, I went to get my hair cut, and they decided to destroy my identity and straighten it. :shock: I don't know how I feel about it, so I shall ask the fora. Should I keep it like this, or revert to the usual curls?
Spoiler:
Photo 244.jpg



I like the way it looks curly myself.
by Ati
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 255422

Re: High and low point of your day

Low: Sunburned, exhausted, shaking off the aftershocks of a migraine, and I have five big projects that absolutely cannot wait until tomorrow.

High: I'll let you know.
by Ati
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Cytoplasm wrote:I would check it out with a doctor..it could end up life threatening.. :? :(



I actually am between GPs at the moment, but I'll bring it up when I find a new one. It happened a few years ago for a month or so, then kind of went away, and now it's back. Worrying, but not pressingly so.
by Ati
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I've got a bit of the same thing. It's to do with me taking the path of least resistance through life, and doing what is easy, as opposed to what I know will make me happier in the long run. So far, my best solution is to find or create events every day or two to look forward to (something as small ...
by Ati
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64602

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

Thanks! I'm currently working out some kinks before I ship off the final copy to their editor. It's an article for a humor website, so it's not terrifically challenging, but, as you say, you have to start somewhere. I'm quite pleased that they bought my first pitch. It bodes well for future employme...
by Ati
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64602

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

Today, I am happy. Why? Because as of today, I'm an honest to god paid writer. Admittedly, it's only one article, and they're not paying me much, but the principal of the thing stands. Plus, I suspect it's going to work out to between eight and fifteen dollars an hour for some fairly interesting wor...
by Ati
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084977

Re: Postify your facerity

cs24 wrote:Zero-G!
Spoiler:
Image



Oh you lucky son of a...
by Ati
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

I was supposed to have have ten places to apply to by Monday. So far, I've got... four. One of which I know for a fact just filled its last position. The only other thing that occurs to me is working for the dollar theater, which pays next to nothing and would probably lead to a brain embolism after...
by Ati
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64602

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

horisustar wrote:
Fledermen64 wrote:I just fixed my video card by baking it in the oven at 375 for 10 mins. Now i have a working computer and feel like Macguyver.


How the hell does that work...?



I'd guess he got it wet and dried it out in the oven to fix it. If it's not that, then I'm as lost as you are.
by Ati
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2867143

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Fess: I hate my body. Not in the 'I think I'm fat' sense, but in the 'I can't wait to dump this glitchy chunk of meat for something sturdier' sense. I've been sick with three different bugs for a week, and my nose hasn't stopped bleeding for twelve hours. Goddamnit evolution, you should have weeded ...

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