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by Marleen
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Emoticon punctuation?!
Replies: 15
Views: 6314

Re: Emoticon punctuation?!

I use smileys in different positions throughout sentences. Examples: 1. That was a fun night! :) 2. That "film" ;) was fun. 3 You're so sweet :D :D :D! --> In the first case, I make my statement and that's that. The emoticon displays my general mood while typing, and is not directly (or on...
by Marleen
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator Salvation
Replies: 37
Views: 7292

Re: Terminator Salvation

What I liked: - Original photo of Sarah Connor - Booming sound of big machines - Arnie looked very real - Sam Worthington did a good job, I even like Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese. Christian Bale did a decent performance - The scene with Marcus discovering that he isn't human. The only really good...
by Marleen
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67448

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Hmmm, mia vortaro listigas: malvarma, frida kaj boreala. Mi ne sciis, ke "malvarma" eastas pli bona.

Nun mi volas akvopafilon :) Tio estas bono ideo! Sed estas la 6a horo, nun la vetero estas pli bona.

Hodiaux vespere mi rigardas filmon Terminator IV. Mi estas scivola, sed pesimisteta...
by Marleen
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67448

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

La vetero estas varmega, mi ne bone kapablas labori :( Tio estas peniga!

Me sxatas mezan (?) veteron - nek varman, nek fridan. Mi deziras iom da pluvon.
by Marleen
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67448

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Mi fartas bone, dankon.

Jes, ankoraux mi lernas. Mi ne scias, kio mi skribus... ho... dankon pro respondi al mi :)
by Marleen
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67448

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Parolu kun mi - mi devas praktiki! :D
by Marleen
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!

I don't know, crazier things have been done. Sin City, Memento, The Fountain, all of those were pretty bold in their day, in their own way.
by Marleen
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!

I... don't know. Of course the first thing that comes to mind when I hear "sequel" is: No! It's a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. And that's it! But then again, there was so much stuf in the graphic novel that didn't make it into the film. So much of the different backstories...
by Marleen
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 68305

Re: "Students" Discussion

"And I thought it was only me"
by Marleen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

What made the sex scene overdone? - Man-butt. Most people don't want to see it, and it was thrusting (Oh me yarm! Thrusting in sex!?) - Over 30 seconds long - Different music. I think the music did make a difference. If you have romantic music with strings and/or saxophone it's less gratuitous. As ...
by Marleen
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

My boyfriend hadn't read it and could follow just fine as well.
by Marleen
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

It was really long, though - I think if I didn't know just how much material there was too cover, and was enjoying seeing everything come to life, I would have been pretty frustrated with how long things were taking to develop. The opening montage covering the minutemen era seemed to go on for AGES...
by Marleen
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Seeing it with people who had never read the comic was very entertaining. Though at least one of my friends 'didn't get it' though he still enjoyed it. I was slightly amused that they didn't censor or cover up Dr. Manhattan. He was out there in all his blue glowing glory. I wonder if that's the fir...
by Marleen
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 76885

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

I saw it last night (Germany) and I loved it. Here’s what I think. Film vs book: Very true to the book! The dialogue is there, the music is there, the details in the background are there (so I guess I will watch the film again… and again… and again… until I’ve picked up all the lovely details...
by Marleen
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Oscar 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4671

Re: Oscar 2009

I don't usually stay up to see the Oscars (2 to 6 am on a Monday morning? Grahhh...) but tonight, I just couldn't sleep. Gave up around 3.45, turned on the telly, and voila, Oscar for supporting actor is up. :o
by Marleen
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Satan's Alley

So, I watched Brokeback Mountain last night and, well, it was okay, but, hm, I still want to see Satan's Alley and such. In other news, I *just* realised that Kirk Lazarus was nominated for an Oscar. Haha. That would have been nice. (I am of course glad that Heath Ledger got it; shame it was the onl...
by Marleen
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367123

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Hurty head :(
by Marleen
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40809

Re: "Sierpinski Valentine" Discussion

I'm impressed.

I love the meta-poem.

I love the new Sierpinski hearts.
by Marleen
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Satan's Alley

The Scorcher movies would certainly be fun to watch. But there's load of Scorcher type movies already so I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. Much. Same with "The Fatties" (not like I care to watch the alternatives, but at least they're there, and plentiful.) Satan's Alley though...
by Marleen
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367123

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

If I was a carebear, what would be drawn on my belly?

Tetris, most likely...
by Marleen
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Satan's Alley

I've been looking for fake screenplays or fanfic on the 'net, but sadly didn't find any...
by Marleen
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40809

Re: "Sierpinski Valentine" Discussion

Orbus & mezz, your renderings are stunningly beautiful.
by Marleen
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Satan's Alley

There is actually a facebook group called Petition to turn "Satan's Alley" into a real movie, 701 members. Not enough ;)
by Marleen
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Satan's Alley
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Satan's Alley

I so would.

I mean, I get the humour and everything. But I wish it was real. The rosary beads? Hot.
by Marleen
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40809

Re: Sierpinski Valentine

It just looks a bit weird, with all but the largest one actually being upside down. Like a load of bums, pointing at you :-( http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7927/unbenannt3wt6.png ... but anyway, it doesn't work so well with heart shapes, with all the overlapping and empty spaces. Someone really h...
by Marleen
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40809

Re: Sierpinski Valentine

How would I generate this programmatically? A Sierpinski Triangle is pretty easy to code, but I'm not sure where to start on a hearts variant. My first thought was to use the triangle version and embed a heart each time you draw a triangle. http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8562/unbenannt2zr3.png ht...
by Marleen
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0543: "Sierpinski Valentine"
Replies: 138
Views: 40809

Re: Sierpinski Valentine

How would I generate this programmatically? A Sierpinski Triangle is pretty easy to code, but I'm not sure where to start on a hearts variant. I'm thinking that you can construct it recursively. Start with a big center heart, and, from there, draw 3 more smaller hearts (one above, two to the sides ...
by Marleen
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0526: "Converting to Metric"
Replies: 429
Views: 92331

Re: Converting to Metric

Well, I'm living in a metric country, and Randall's just posted the system I've been using since childhood :D

joee wrote:Some people live in countries that use metric measurements. Anyone care to make an imperial version of this comic?


Yes please... that'd be handy...
by Marleen
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?
Replies: 43
Views: 9629

Re: Origin of pronunciation of oe in names?

Maybe this helps: (English - German) - Zoe - Zoe (or with diaeresis: Zoë) - Chloe - Chloe (Chloë) - Noel - Noel (Noël) - aloe - Aloe but - foetus - Fötus - phoenix - Phönix - amoeba - Amöbe For us, it's easy: where "oe" is an Umlaut, we pronounce the English diphtong "ee"; where ...
by Marleen
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that are their own opposite
Replies: 67
Views: 9551

Re: Words that are their own opposite

Inflammable means flammable? What a crazy country! That is the opposite of a word that is its own opposite. Because it really has no opposite, but the supposedly opposite word is not the opposite either, but the same thing which is the opposite's opposite. But it would've been my example as well :)...
by Marleen
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Toki Pona
Replies: 61
Views: 17778

Re: Toki Pona

This is fetching... moreso than I first thought. I think I'll play with this for a while!
by Marleen
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: As the Credits roll...
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: As the Credits roll...

I stay whenever I can (that is, when I don't have someone with me who badly wants to leave, or the loo is calling my name). For all the reasons listed... plus I usually enuoy the music. Plus I don't care to walk out with a large crowd. Plus I always look for people with weird names in the credits, o...
by Marleen
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Themed Parties
Replies: 64
Views: 4931

Re: Themed Parties

Rubik's cube party was probably the weirdest one - you had to go dressed up in all the colours of a rubik's cube, then swap clothes with people through the evening so you ended up in just one colour. What a sweet idea! I held themed Halloween & Lord of the Rings parties, and I'm planning to nex...
by Marleen
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9367123

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

This forum is way too fast for me.
by Marleen
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: "Old" animated movie Appreciation Topic
Replies: 62
Views: 7400

Re: "Old" animated movie Appreciation Topic

As far as old animation movies are concerned, clearly nothing can ever beat The Adventures of Prince Achmed (papercut stop motion, 1926) - it is ever so beautiful...
by Marleen
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Bagel
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Re: Bagel

I thought it came from the German word (Steig-)bügel / stirrup. Because of the hole.
by Marleen
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 177
Views: 111854

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

I've stopped reading "The Noob" aka Clichéquest. It was fun in the beginning. Now it's... not. I think.
by Marleen
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 121398

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

But yeah, Klingon isn't that. However, Tolkien's elvish arguably is as it is based on finnish. Then again, it is also based on walesh or something and I don't know enough (=anything) about languages so that I could comment on that much... Tolkien made up two elven languages: Sindarin and Quenya. On...
by Marleen
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Deal or no deal
Replies: 80
Views: 17725

Re: Deal or no deal

I had a friend who worked up an algorithm that could guess fairly well what the banker would offer as a CS project. I think the Banker uses a "guess" at the personal utility function they expect the average person in the demographic they use is, and then always lowball this value to get t...
by Marleen
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416523

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

So it is.

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