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by Mimi
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jane Eyre
Replies: 22
Views: 3123

Re: Jane Eyre

My issue with the book is that the part after the failed wedding I wish it would have ended with Jane and Mr. Rochester somehow getting married. After that part in the book, the rest was fairly boring to me.
by Mimi
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 34273

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

Well, to me the "who would do better in a gunfight" boils down to aim, not who draws fastest. Mal has amazing aim (in Serenity (the movie, not the episode) when he hits that guy being taken by Reavers? That was crazy.) and Han doesn't really show it.
by Mimi
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Goals
Replies: 52
Views: 4319

Re: Goals

I have many goals. My major goal, however, is to have a room with a lot of shelving and books and music on that shelving and a nice couch in the room, and this room would be all my own.
by Mimi
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17170

Re: Books you just bought

From Half Price Books:

Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
Caves of Steel
The Resteraunt at the End of the Universe

Cost me 14$, which seems like too much for really used books.
by Mimi
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0456: "Cautionary"
Replies: 160
Views: 26381

Re: "Cautionary" Discussion

Heh, just last week I went up to my friend who runs Ubuntu (and Gentoo on a different computer... less successfully) and said, "Hey, I've been thinking that I might want to try out Ubuntu." She says, "Um... bad idea. You'd have to partition your hard drive..." At that point, she ...
by Mimi
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 305286

Re: What is your favourite book?

My favorites are the much-repeated Dune by Frank Herbert, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine, which is a graphic novel, but still. After reading this thread, I went to my local half price books and purchased Shogun, ...
by Mimi
Sun May 25, 2008 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How do you stop this alien.
Replies: 50
Views: 8552

Re: How do you stop this alien.

I gave my friend the link to this thread, and this is what he told me to post: tell them to find packets of salt, onions, silver, iron and fire. make a dome over the house. that will repel all first universal things. if their inter dimensional, throw a rock in the opposite direction, sneak onto thei...
by Mimi
Sat May 24, 2008 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209720

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Incident at Hawk's Hill. WORST BOOK EVAR. It was three years ago... it scarred me for life.

http://www.amazon.com/Incident-Hawks-Hill-Allan-Eckert/dp/0316209481

Our class complained about it so much it was removed from the curriculum.
by Mimi
Sat May 24, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 125291

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

I would recommend The Amazing Screw On Head, which is really hilarious and almost became a television show on the Sci-Fi Channel but then didn't. ):There's only one volume and it's very short, though, so that's just a fun little thing to read in a half an hour on the train or something. Shortcomings...
by Mimi
Sat May 24, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 34554

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin perfectly marries psychology, sci fi, and just regular ole fiction. And even thought it's very interesting from a psychological point of view, you can still muster up a lot of feeling for the characters.

I cried at the end.
by Mimi
Sat May 24, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 5 book that chronicle humanity
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: 5 book that chronicle humanity

The Iliad and/or the Odyssey.
by Mimi
Sat May 24, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands in the same vein as Neutral Milk Hotel/Beirut?
Replies: 18
Views: 3078

Re: Bands in the same vein as Neutral Milk Hotel/Beirut?

Eh, I agree with the Decemberists suggestion, but I would definitely start out with Picaresque, in my opinion a much stronger album.

Also, in terms of horns, Belle & Sebastian's got plenty, although they really don't resemble NMH too closely.
by Mimi
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Album Openers?
Replies: 139
Views: 15548

Re: Best Album Openers?

This is a fun topic. I totally second everything Angelene said,but here are some of my picks: Teen Age Riot - Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth Disorder - Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division Sunflower - Things we Lost in the Fire - Low Mass Romantic - Mass Romantic - The New Pornographers I Fought in a War...
by Mimi
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my mom knew Richard Stallman in college
Replies: 154
Views: 21153

Re: my mom knew Richard Stallman in college

My mom worked at MIT for a bit and saw Richard Stallman sometimes. She told me that he was the filthiest human being she had ever met. She told me that story years before I had any idea who Richard Stallman was, so when someone mentioned him to me I said something along the lines of, "Oh, yeah,...
by Mimi
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2349554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Mimi. I live in an inner ring suburb of Minneapolis.

I'm not really that sciency and don't know anything about capacitors (as my avatar might indicate). I do, however, take interest in Latin, some music, magazines, and books by Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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