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by sm_usagi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

ADXCKGuy wrote:I am in a play that opens tonight!!!!


Huzzah! I hope it's going well. May I ask what it is called so I can look it up?

I saw 'Romance' at the A.R.T. on Saturday, I enjoyed it, although the political incorrectness did cross the line a few times. :lol:
by sm_usagi
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Oh man! I could've done ! I'm totally not on the ball tonight. No, but Jesse would be proud to see you slipping in little Britishisms like that, I'm sure. :-) Half of these things I don't even realise are particularly Britishisms until they're pointed out to me. Like the other day, I said I'd had h...
by sm_usagi
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

There is a velociraptor awareness day? That is SO AWESOME!
by sm_usagi
Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Did anyone see/participate in the zombie parade on Sunday? It passed me going down Mass Ave and I immediately thought of xkcd and the general love of a good costume :P
by sm_usagi
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: AMC Rock Program

Did anybody else from here sign up for that? I figured I'd ask since I'm making the drive down every weekend. From Portland? Dedication! (Sleep dep!) OTOH, the Acadia trip will be much closer for you. Based on scrollback, natraj and sm_usagi have, although I haven't seen them since knots night. Ron...
by sm_usagi
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Oh I should have said - only (heehee) $182.50 - for an 11 inch by 9 inch piece of paper with 13 circles on it. :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

Considering the dog tags I've been watching have been going for thooooousands, I felt it was a relative bargain. :wink:
by sm_usagi
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I won something in the Battlestar Galactica prop auction!!! It was the drawing of the stars/musical notes that Hera gave Starbuck that turned out to be the music of All Along the Watchtower. I immediately had a theory that the drawing would be a map to a new home, so I decided to ...
by sm_usagi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

ArgonV wrote:If Boomer didn't want to get rejected by the fleet, she shouldn't have shot Adama. Easy as that.


I thought it was clear from the show that that was not a conscious action? As in, it was something she was programmed to do and couldn't have stopped, since she didn't realise she was about to do it?
by sm_usagi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

I finally caved and bid on some BSG props. *twitches* I don't know whether I want to win or not! :lol:

I can understand why Boomer's upset. Athena basically stole her life - pretended to be Boomer and seduced Helo, got accepted by the very fleet that Boomer was rejected by... it's gotta sting!
by sm_usagi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Climbing again...

natraj wrote:
I went to this tonight! It looks like lots of fun so I think I will be signing up once registrations are open :D


I went too, but I didn't see this post in time to be looking out for you! It did look awesome, I registered this morning. I was the Aussie girl in the back asking questions. :lol:
by sm_usagi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 238597

Re: Ice and Fire?

LOL, I got all excited that there had been an update on his website or something when I saw this thread had been bumped! :lol:
by sm_usagi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Sorry if we've already been told this, but what happened to the humans inhabiting Earth? Did the skinjob cylons kill them all, or were they cylons in the first place? And why were the skinjobs in conflict with their mechanical counterparts? There were never humans on Earth. The cylons that went the...
by sm_usagi
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Climbing again...

Last time I posted a climbing invite I couldn't offer loaner equipment...well, here's your chance if you want to give (outdoor) climbing a try without buying all the gear: the AMC rock program starts in a couple weeks. (Unfortunately, you do still have to lay out money for the program.) I'll be at ...
by sm_usagi
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Goodness me. :lol: Why did I not realise how that sounded when I typed it? :shock:
by sm_usagi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I believe someone here owns Munchkin. I saw it with my own eyes at the Arkham game day. I will not be satisfied until I have played it again! I am not available for sparky's games on Thursday nights (choir has restarted - yay!) so I think one of you awesome people should host a game day this weekend...
by sm_usagi
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

(Speaking of Roslin dying, anyone know why they just sort of skipped even trying to use more of Hera's blood to cure cancer a second time, after they already discovered that it can cure cancer ?) I was explaining the show to my mum the other night and got tripped up on the same point. I was all &qu...
by sm_usagi
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Ooooh Inauguration events. Gotta get me hooked up with one of those.

Thanks for the game on the weekend sis! Did you end up finishing it? Sorry I had to leave in the middle of it - I want to know what happened after I left!
by sm_usagi
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

IT'S STARTING AGAIN NEXT WEEK!!!

I'm slightly excited.
by sm_usagi
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209779

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

Ha ha, I love how long the thread is. Hated 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Tomas Hardy (?). He's spend 3 pages discribing a sunrise. Dullest book ever. All the Australian stuff they made us read. They're all boring coming of age, dealing with racism crap >_> Oh me yarm - My Place, by Sally Morgan?...
by sm_usagi
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Replies: 37
Views: 3641

Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I assumed that the Katrina reference was included because of Brad Pitt's efforts to rebuilding New Orleans - http://www.makeitrightnola.org/

That was just the first thing my mind jumped on though - I have no idea if Brad Pitt was cast before or after that part of the screenplay was written.
by sm_usagi
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Right, I'm back from a month in Australia (and one freezing night in Times Square) and need to, how do the kids say it - get with the scene again, so... what's the happy haps?
by sm_usagi
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I'll come along to the protest if it doesn't clash with the filming project. WTF, California??
by sm_usagi
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

telcontar42 wrote:This just make me picture Nougat with his hands down Bruce Campbell's pants.


Hail to the king, baby.
by sm_usagi
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Soon? Maybe?
Replies: 253
Views: 177361

Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - OCTOBER 25th 2008

I've a couple of assignments due that day and as such will probably have been up for the preceeding 72 hours. It's also just on the start of SWOTVAC. I'm sure in a parallel universe somewhere I'm a really social guy who enjoys his life a lot. Oh me yarm, swotvac. I haven't heard it called that sinc...
by sm_usagi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Titus/Gormenghast
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Titus/Gormenghast

I remember ploughing steadily through this trilogy 5 or 6 years ago. I picked it up at the bookstore again the other day and realised how much my attitude to books/reading has changed since then! I have so much less time now that I'm not a student (wheee, grown up job!) that a omnibus like that woul...
by sm_usagi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Merlin
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Merlin

Who is in it? I only know the mini-series Merlin with Sam Neill and co. It's very cool though!
by sm_usagi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I've been waiting for the Harvard anime society webpage to update with new showings, but in the meantime - yay MIT!

I'm busy on Wednesday night. :( But my previously expressed interest still stands.
by sm_usagi
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Just let me know where!

Thanks for food tonight, cake hosts!
by sm_usagi
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HUGE NEWS: New Hitchikers Book Being writen by: (Spoilers!)
Replies: 59
Views: 6288

Re: HUGE NEWS: New Hitchikers Book Being writen by: (Spoilers!)

I couldn't even get through the 5th book to be honest, and that one was even written by Adams. :lol: I love the first four though - definitely the series I turn to when I need a smile.
by sm_usagi
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Would my accent be too distracting on camera? I'd love to get involved but I (like SIS) only have musical acting experience.

We could turn it into a sing-along blog style thing if we have people writing scores and people willing to sing! :P :lol:
by sm_usagi
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Donating Blood
Replies: 43
Views: 3985

Re: Donating Blood

I've donated twice and both times have felt fine by the next day. The only time I even noticed it was when after the second time I jumped straight on my bike and rode to work, then lifted my bike into a bike rack (despite the 'no heavy lifting' warning). I had a bit of a dizzy spell and had to sit d...
by sm_usagi
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 109191

Re: House M.D.

Wheeeee that preview has me very excited.

Needs more Chase though. And that's not just because I'm biased and Australian. He's cute. :lol:
by sm_usagi
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

It was nice to meet so many people at brunch today. Thanks for the welcome guys!

Further to the LHC discussion, there's a rap up on digg which is hilarious, check it out.
by sm_usagi
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0462: "Freemanic Paracusia"
Replies: 122
Views: 30765

Re: "Freemanic Paracusia" Discussion

age wrote:that xkcd morgan freeman is the creepiest damn thing i've ever seen


I agree - what's with the not having eyes? Is there some allusion I'm not getting?
by sm_usagi
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Your First Publication
Replies: 42
Views: 5005

Re: Your First Publication

Studiinserendipity: did you do the music research under/along with someone who might be able to help but obviously isn't directly a mentor? Or is there anyone you can approach in the field to ask for advice (and maybe gain a mentor in the process?) Otherwise I would take my cue from the currently pu...
by sm_usagi
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209779

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

Wuthering Heights. Seriously, most boring book I have ever had the misfortune to read, I could barely force myself to keep going after the first few chapters. Ohhh I hated this book so much at school. I got into massive arguments with the teacher about how 'brilliant' the characters/plot/scenery we...
by sm_usagi
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79257

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

*closes eyes to the spoilers*

I just wanted to say that I just watched the first three episodes and all I can say is Awe. Some.

They had me at the silent space battle. *sighs happily*

*is looking forward to the rest*
by sm_usagi
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 604436

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Hi guys. I'm relatively new to Cambridge, and to xkcd, and I'm enjoying both thoroughly so far! :P I have the 'goto' comic printed out on my door. I just came over from Australia to start a postdoc in astrophysics at the start of the year, and as much fun as astrophysicists are in general, I think I...
by sm_usagi
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Early Edition is on DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Re: Early Edition is on DVD

Ohhh I remember loving this show! I'll keep my eyes out for it. The actor who played the main character has definitely become a "Hey, it's that guy!" actor for me. :lol:
by sm_usagi
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 810053

Re: Anime!

McLovin wrote:
sm_usagi wrote:My all time favourite (and my introduction to anime) is Sailormoon. Hey, I was in the target audience at the time, that's my only defense.


Middle-aged Japanese businessmen? :D


ROFL, actually teenage girl, but I take your point. :lol:

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