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by electronic mily
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When did you last customize your OS sounds?
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: When did you last customize your OS sounds?

I think the last time for me was when I got my first "proper" (that is, not an ancient secondhand reject) computer, which would have been around eight years ago, but I don't think I did anything interesting. I mostly switched the default sounds around so that they matched with what I thoug...
by electronic mily
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 53849

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

A while back I put my (partial, not full) name into an anagram generator, the ones I liked enough to remember were "my brine owl" and "byline worm." I think there are a few places on the internet where I have Byline Worm as my "full name."
by electronic mily
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?
Replies: 79
Views: 16917

Re: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?

Most of my dreams are pretty scattered and aimless, but the few themes that pop up with any kind of frequency are (1) I'm on a mission to do X (find so-and-so, prevent X from happening, take back the markers that the mafia has stolen from the children's library), (2) I have a school project that doe...
by electronic mily
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 20592

Re: I feel really grown up when..

Zohar wrote:Spoons are for amateurs. ;)


Haha, now that I actually think about it, I didn't use a spoon. I used a lollipop stick. Which might negate the part of that that makes it an indicator of my adultness.

(and yes, when the stick stopped being helpful I used my hands.)
by electronic mily
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 20592

Re: I feel really grown up when..

When I buy candy for no reason. This is pretty much the only thing that does it for me - or being able to eat anything at any time without anyone telling me not to. "Oh hey, this jar of nutella is almost done. Guess I'll put that on some bread tomorrow morning. ...or I could just eat it out of...
by electronic mily
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177528

Re: Making the world a weirder place

The EGE wrote:I am inexplicably in possession of nice feet


My brain refuses to acknowledge anything after this part of the sentence on the grounds that it wouldn't be as awesome.
by electronic mily
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3407
Views: 784842

Re: What were your dreams last night?

A friend and I were trying to ride simultaneously on something that was, somehow, both a pony and bicycle. It was really difficult, and I remember being like, "Here, maybe you can ride on its back and I can pedal while I sit on the handlebars. No, never mind, I can't reach the pedals from here....
by electronic mily
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Foreign languages in dreams?
Replies: 48
Views: 24246

Re: Foreign languages in dreams?

I'm a native English speaker but I've been learning French for about six years now, and while most of my dreams (at least the ones with memorable spoken parts) are in English, there have been some in which actual correct French was spoken (in the one that I remember most clearly, I was more surprise...
by electronic mily
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you actually rate your songs?
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: Do you actually rate your songs?

I'm in the minority here as a kind of obsessive rater, but I mostly do it because my ipod doesn't hold a whole lot and I use the ratings to tell itunes which ones get synced and which stay on the computer. My system is as follows: Unrated: why is this here, this is terrible/I haven't listened to it ...
by electronic mily
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 60319

Re: Worst song lyrics

Probably not the worst, but I submit: honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow, honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow Never fails to make me laugh. Aside from the question of what "a booty like pow" is actually, uh, like , the way he specifies that he fell in love with this girl because she'...
by electronic mily
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you make up stories in your head?
Replies: 57
Views: 12168

Re: Do you make up stories in your head?

Short answer: pretty much constantly. I think this really became a thing when "playing pretend" stopped being a really viable option for entertaining myself. It started out with me in a lot of the stories, as a vague kind of imaginary friend scenario (I had ongoing relationships with these...
by electronic mily
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3407
Views: 784842

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I know I had a really long, complicated dream last, night, but all I can remember anymore was that in it I somehow rode a bicycle into space. Also, there was an orangutan involved. I wish I could remember how the two were connected.
by electronic mily
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 61416

Re: Reactions to your Major

"Art." "Like art history?" "No, like studio art." "Oh. What are you going to do with that?" "No idea, really." "..." "..." "Are you going to work at a museum?" "Uh, no." -- I'm not sure why people always end up...
by electronic mily
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46763

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

The essentials: Find myself a house with a usable woodstove or fireplace and enough land to grow some vegetables, proceed to do so. Go to all reasonably close libraries and bring home everything I can find on gardening/foraging for food (this is something I should probably do now anyway). Find and b...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k
Replies: 58
Views: 67566

Re: The "Awesome Things You Have Made" Thread! NSF 56k

This is a pretty bad picture, but I once made a scarf knitted with Sierpinski triangles.

by electronic mily
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3407
Views: 784842

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Three from last night: - One in which I had to drive a politician down a road riddled with ads and billboards about how terrible he was. Pretty awkward. - One in which a girl from my middle school came to my parents' house every week to sell us a lantern filled with honeycomb. Confusing. - And one r...
by electronic mily
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7681

Re: Eye contact with strangers

Then there's the opposite version, when you recognize someone you know too late so that you practically walk past them and only have time to mumble a "hi" to their back. This happens to me with unfortunate frequency, especially because I tend to zone out so the try to get my attention but...
by electronic mily
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Collections
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Collections

I try not to collect things because it usually ends with a lot of junk that I feel like I can't get rid of because it would invalidate the... work? of amassing it all in the first place. But I have developed a tendency to keep all the paper tags from tea I drink in various places. I guess I can over...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?
Replies: 19
Views: 3323

Re: Multicolored Biscuits, perhaps?

I've seen pictures of macarons so intensely colored that they look like you could taste the dye in them. I personally find the colors a little off-putting, but not all of them are nearly as bright as those. As far as I can tell the colors are necessary to tell the flavors apart, because seriously, i...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Eye contact with strangers
Replies: 68
Views: 7681

Re: Eye contact with strangers

I'm pretty uncomfortable with eye contact to the point where I don't generally even do it with people I know well, but I can force it if I need to - in job interviews, for instance, some level of my brain is always keeping track of when I need to make contact to avoid looking sketchy or anything. I ...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the weirdest targeted ad that has been aimed at you?
Replies: 45
Views: 5139

Re: What's the wierdest targeted ad that has been aimed at y

I waged a pretty aggressive "remove for irrelevant" war on my facebook ads, so it's down to a point where it mostly gives me ones for knitting materials, which I leave because they're probably the least annoying option. But I did once get mailed a brochure for some kind of military high sc...
by electronic mily
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boots
Replies: 50
Views: 24967

Re: Boots

I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and get a pair of DMs, despite my neurotic problem with having brightly-colored stitching on my shoes. Black shoe polish applied to the stitching + a lighter to melt it into the fabric + repeating for about 5 - 10 minuites = problem solved! :) Yup, I figured I was...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boots
Replies: 50
Views: 24967

Re: Boots

Boots are pretty much my preferred footwear, second only to roaming the earth barefoot. Omitting rain-and-snow types and one pair of cheap black things that have pretty much disintegrated, I have one pair of cowboy boots and one pair of "good brown boots," aka "I am a pioneer woman on...
by electronic mily
Mon May 03, 2010 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strangers telling women to "smile"
Replies: 212
Views: 27155

Re: Strangers telling women to "smile"

I've never had anyone tell me to smile, but I know that if it happened I would definitely be weirded out. It's the telling that's kind of unsettling - if you walk up to me and ask "why aren't you smiling?" that's pretty weird, but I can always say, "Well, I just don't feel like making...
by electronic mily
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 59
Views: 10090

Re: Broccoli

Is brocolli really bitter? I never had tasted a bitter brocolli. My dad once told me that the reason kids generally don't like broccoli is because they're more sensitive to bitter things. This almost sounds reasonable, except for the part where, yeah, broccoli's not bitter unless you're doing it re...
by electronic mily
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Secret of Kells
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: The Secret of Kells

I wanted to see it but missed it too, I wish more places had been showing it. Does anyone know when it's supposed to come out on DVD?
by electronic mily
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff we don't want, but have
Replies: 54
Views: 5956

Re: Stuff we don't want, but have

A very large bag of stale candy corn.
by electronic mily
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you find hearing about people's dreams boring?
Replies: 19
Views: 4405

Re: Do you find hearing about people's dreams boring?

I generally do like hearing about other people's dreams, even if they're just exhaustive accounts of surreal nonsense, but I think I just have a high tolerance for that. I do agree, though, that it's much more interesting when the dream seems to be trying really hard to have a narrative structure an...
by electronic mily
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nightmares
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Nightmares

Man, mine seem rather abstract compared to all of these. I don't have nightmares a lot, but when I do/did they tend/ed to be basically like my other dreams except Inexplicably Horrifying. For instance: I have a stuffed rabbit, but get raspberry juice on it somehow, so I go inside to ask my mom if sh...
by electronic mily
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25973

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

I'm interested, could anyone who has word-color/taste synesthesia tell me what they get when they read these words? Matt Matthew Southampton Photoshop England Oh, I want to try! I'll do it with font colors, but there doesn't seem to be a variety of grays so I'll just do vowels. M a tt (Overall, thi...
by electronic mily
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 21082

Re: It made sense at the time...

Once, when I was at a camp, half of the cabin ceiling was covered with little dots. Naturally, they were glow worms, poised to fall on me, so I had to move to a bottom bunk. In the morning, they magically were little glow-in-the-dark stars. Ha! :D I was once convinced that the ceiling over most of ...
by electronic mily
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 21082

Re: It made sense at the time...

At the end of last school year, amidst a horrific storm of frantic final-paper-writing, I paused for a moment to contemplate my situation. "I can't just keep doing this," I mused to myself. "Hey, you know what would be cool? If you could die , but only temporarily . Like if you got so...
by electronic mily
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Expectations and Shame
Replies: 74
Views: 9071

Re: Gender Expectations and Shame

Since I stopped shaving my legs, I've walked around the beach, and even went to work a few times, in shorts or skirts. Despite the fact that I intellectually think that the exaggeration of gender differences (shaving legs to make an exaggerated form of lighter, harder to see body hair due to lower ...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playing With Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Playing With Sound

I don't really know anything about how this works, but I'm just here to say that this is exactly what I do whenever somebody gives me one of those cards. Then I think, "This is far too cool for me to throw away, there must be something I can do with it," and it ends up in a drawer somewher...
by electronic mily
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25973

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

No, what I describe is not at all Exploding Head Syndrome. Just when I've been lying with my eyes closed for a while, in total darkness and near silence, when my eyes have adjusted to it, any sudden noise can cause a visual hallucination lasting about half a second. It looks perhaps as though there...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 74618

Re: Asexuality

These are some questions I'd like to see some people respond to: If you were able to somehow manipulate yourself into being or not being asexual, would you try to do it? What do you see as the pros and cons of having or not having a sex drive? For me personally: No, I definitely wouldn't. I like th...
by electronic mily
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25973

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

This happens to me quite frequently. It seems to be pretty common. It's often referred to as Exploding Head Syndrome . (Coolest syndrome name EVER!) While that sounds pretty interesting (not to mention Coolest Name Ever), it doesn't seem to be quite what I was thinking of. I'm thinking more of a vi...
by electronic mily
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25973

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

There is the type where you actually see it (I've forgotten the exact name) and then there's associative synesthesia. You don't actually hallucinate, but, for example, you KNOW that the letter A is red. It's a quality of the letter as real as its shape or the way its pronounced. Yes, to clarify min...
by electronic mily
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 25973

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

Mine's a rather complicated bit of a sound-color dealie, mainly having to do with words and letters. Vowel sounds have colors ( A E I O U ) and consonants have varying degrees of "brightness" based on how they're voiced (M and N are dark, for example, and S and T are the brightest). So eac...
by electronic mily
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 107458

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I went for years and years without ever seeing the word 'dentures' written down, and so I concluded that the correct spelling was probably 'denchers.' 'Dench' always seemed like a reasonable onomatopoeia for biting your teeth together, so it made sense at the time. I suspect that someday I'm going t...

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