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by harpyblues
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3485790

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've joined a few clubs, but it seems like most clubs tend to meet up on Wednesday nights, which is exactly when I have a class for three hours :( so that's frustrating. I'm going to try joining aikido and see if exercising more helps break me out of this (since any exercise seems to help when I'm d...
by harpyblues
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3485790

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So, anyway, this probably belongs in the school spot, but I'm frustrated and I just want to vent. I'm a freshman(woman?) at uni and I've been here for something like 5-6 weeks and I'm still struggling to make friends and connect with people. Coming here, I only knew about three people from before, a...
by harpyblues
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 60883

Re: Reactions to your Major

So, I'm double-majoring in Biology and English. Naturally, people pretty much go 'wtf, those are totally unrelated, what are you going to do with them?' Or they ask me if I'm going into teaching or something (which I'm not; I'd be a horrible, horrible teacher). I don't really know what to tell them ...
by harpyblues
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46714

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

Or the people that are genetically disposed to tiny birth canals aren't able to successfully reproduce and eventually get genetically eradicated in favor of women with big hips. It's a concept I can get behind. *snicker* Big hips /= roomy birth canals, just like big boobs /= more milk. Females typi...
by harpyblues
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 46714

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

Of course, there's the question of whether would you want to get pregnant as the last person on earth? Apart from yourself, there's not going to be any med personal to help you with pre/post natal care. And childbirth would be awful, especially if there were complications. You can't exactly give you...
by harpyblues
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In Defense of Flogging
Replies: 35
Views: 6142

Re: In Defense of Flogging

But once you go outside of Europe/US, the prisons are usually nightmare fuel. Since "virgins" can't be executed in parts of the middle east, women scheduled to be executed are gang-raped first. There is a reason Van Der Sloot was begging to be extradited out of Chile... ...Chile is in the...
by harpyblues
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107386

Re: Superman's Citizenship

I've heard at least one Mexican border song where they give Superman crap for getting away with being an aillegal alien while the narrator has to work his ass off and avoid the feds.
by harpyblues
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Blatant racism in class
Replies: 115
Views: 15011

Re: Blatant racism in class

I used to do Day of Silence for my GSA chapter, but yeah. While I'd say my school is a lot more tolerant of LGBT couples than your average public high school (and we actually have couples that feel secure enough to hold hands in the hallway, which is nice), it's still not great. We have a lot of hom...
by harpyblues
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School
Replies: 48
Views: 9080

Re: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School

I'm at a public high school, but I won't agree with the assessment that the nerds/smarter kids here are social outcasts at all. My school's huge, with something like over a thousand students per grade level/year, so it's too big for any one clique to have considerable influence over the entire schoo...
by harpyblues
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 241438

Re: Ice and Fire?

Littlefinger is probably chaotic neutral, but like McCaber said, you can't put most of the characters into neat little slots. Cersei isn't totally selfish- she's a mother that cares about her kids, even if it's in a pretty fucked up way. Fifty bucks on Sansa ending up as a Bastard Understudy/ Magnif...
by harpyblues
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Autism costs $27 billion a year?
Replies: 77
Views: 5764

Re: Autism costs $27 billion a year?

Can we avoid the slippery slope fallacy here? Saying, "oh you'd abort for X, but what if that ends up in people aborting for W,Y,and Z" probably isn't going to add to the topic. And, since we don't even have genetic tests that can determine whether a fetus will end up autistic, low functio...
by harpyblues
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29565

Re: Dragon Age 2

This game is so small. It took like 20 minutes to preload. And the patch was another 5 minutes. Origins took almost two hours to download. I think it's because it's compressed better. Lot of people were talking about that on the bioware forums. I'm not passed the Deep Roads bit yet, but yeah. Is an...
by harpyblues
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29565

Re: Dragon Age 2

A lot of this stuff (the story exaggeration of powers because of the framing device, how the characters got their training) has been known and said by Bioware almost since the game was first announced and most of it gets explained in the demo. This is nothing new. On another note, I've gotten really...
by harpyblues
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 6 killed as Iraqis protest in 'Day of Rage'
Replies: 28
Views: 2929

Re: 6 killed as Iraqis protest in 'Day of Rage'

So, now we're just waiting on Afghanistan, I guess. *whistles* :roll:
by harpyblues
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan's new Anime/Manga Restrictions
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: Japan's new Anime/Manga Restrictions

How is this going to affect tentacle porn? It could make it even more bizarre. I've heard that tentacle porn was born out of early Japanese censorship laws. You heard wrong. Tentacle porn in japan is centuries old (really)! Citation please. :twisted: </joke joke> Joking or not, google "Dream o...
by harpyblues
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29565

Re: Dragon Age 2

I'm hoping that they just chose a relatively mindless bit with low difficulty for the demo in order to rope in brain-dead console gamers, and the difficulty when set to hard and graphics to high will emulate DA:O, plus it will have a decent quota of more involving characterisation sections; but I'm...
by harpyblues
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29565

Re: Dragon Age 2

I finished the demo. I don't know what to make of it. This game isn't Dragon Age. The combat feels twice as fast as Dragon Age, and the animations are too floaty. Pausing the combat and issuing orders seems pointless because everything dies so fast to regular attacks. It's sort of fun for a few min...
by harpyblues
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Settling on a college
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Settling on a college

To note, I have gone to all three campuses, I have talked with counselors from all three, and all three have decent to great English departments. That's not in question- they all rank highly in English, even if UIUC and UWM are more known for their science departments. I gotta defend those last two ...
by harpyblues
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Settling on a college
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Settling on a college

I'm probably going on to law school after undergrad, we'll see. I'm definitely not going to end at undergrad, though.
by harpyblues
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Settling on a college
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Settling on a college

So, as college decision deadline approaches (May 1?), I'm finding myself confronted with a problem. So far, I applied to University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin (@ Madison), and University of Illinois, and was accepted into all three without much of a problem. I applied as an English major (but ...
by harpyblues
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What to do in college.
Replies: 16
Views: 3303

Re: What to do in college.

You could probably get into University of Chicago, or one of the big Midwest public flagship colleges (they tend to have a pretty good reputation for the sciences). You don't immediately have to decide your major when you enter college, most schools will give you leeway for the first year or two to ...
by harpyblues
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Does your school have any funny wikipedia edits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: Does your school have any funny wikipedia edits?

In a long since deleted edit, one really disgruntled ex-teacher at my high school vandalized the school wikipedia page. He got into a huge bitchfight over it with a moderator. Admittedly, he kinda had a point- most of what he was pissed about was one of our ex-prinicipals, who had gotten fired a few...
by harpyblues
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:30 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Studying in a foreign land...
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: Studying in a foreign land...

From what I've heard, if you're offered an opportunity to go to a foreign university, usually those universities have English-language lectures tailored specifically for study abroad students. Your university probably isn't going to proverbially leave you for the wolves in a non-English speaking cou...
by harpyblues
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court
Replies: 42
Views: 5802

Re: Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Co

So, I did some looking up on autism rates. According to the Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_whatis_factsstats , it's somewhere between 1 in 110 and 1 in 150. However, the studies they're using are a few years old, so the numbers might be kinda w...
by harpyblues
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 14279

Re: best fantasy author working

I did have a copy of Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but at some point I put it down and moved on to other pastures (don't know why :( ). My brother snapped it up immediately afterwards, and the next thing I knew, my copy had fallen apart into two pieces and someone had drawn penises on the pages...
by harpyblues
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: college application essays
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: college application essays

I'm not that bad of a writer, but whenever I take a look at the sample essays they have online and then the ones I've written, it's really, really hard to avoid getting depressed. Who is 'they'? And what are these sample essays like? You're probably worrying too much. The key is to write about your...
by harpyblues
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: college application essays
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

college application essays

So, since the whole apllication process is coming up, I'm wondering what the other users are feeling like right now. Is there anyone else on here that's getting kind of frustrated with the actual essays? I'm not that bad of a writer, but whenever I take a look at the sample essays they have online a...
by harpyblues
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mage versus Priest
Replies: 21
Views: 2687

Re: Mage versus Priest

Hawknc wrote:both are pretty useless without a tank and dps tbh


You've already got one dps and healz. The rest will follow.
by harpyblues
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?
Replies: 81
Views: 4973

Re: Spanish ban on Catalonia strikes again. Last time?

So, I've got a question. Is the language issue enforced in just Catalonia, or throughout Spain? And is there a similar level of that language protection for the Gallego speaking population and Euskera speakers? If it's just Catalan that's getting government protection, then there's an issue. And, li...
by harpyblues
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sinosauropteryx dinosaur coloration found in fossil
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: Sinosauropteryx dinosaur coloration found in fossil

I think T-rex probably had scales or rugged skin, because according to Wikipedia (yeah yeah), larger animals are already good at maintaining heat levels, and thus don't need hair or feathers. Deinonychus, however... Deinonychus is the best dinosaur EVAR! Utahraptor is more awesome, but..um, yeah. R...
by harpyblues
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fan Fiction?
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Fan Fiction?

You're going to want to at least contact a mod about it, and give an adequete time frame for a response. There's sometimes copyright issues- and, while I really doubt Munroe is going to mind- it's good to use proper etiquette and bear in mind that this is a large fora thing. Like Deity said, some pe...
by harpyblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fugitive Caught via World of Warcraft
Replies: 19
Views: 3337

Re: Fugitive Caught via World of Warcraft

Turning over info to the feds, if they find their users are doing anything illegal and there are fed inquiries, is something that they even state in the license agreement. I don't know if it's required by law for a company to do that, but if you agree to the license terms then, yeah, stick to them.
by harpyblues
Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year to all XKCD people
Replies: 44
Views: 4653

Re: Happy New Year to all XKCD people

Half of this stuff probably isn't going to happen, but screw it:

1. Keep up a 4.1 gpa
2. Try not to strangle teachers and do well in AP classes and on the tests
3. Get to deputy black belt?
4. Lose weight
5. Write more
6. Check out scholarships/colleges
7. Socialize more
8. Survive
by harpyblues
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket
Replies: 19
Views: 3537

Re: Teens Find New Species Of Cockroach In NYC Supermarket

Skythe wrote:I'm shocked that there is a flying squid...


Probably not what you're imagining, but these might be what they're on about.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/17/giant-squid-attack-san-diego-divers
by harpyblues
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Vague Prompt in History
Replies: 19
Views: 2753

Re: Vague Prompt in History

I guess that's a tough pill for me to swallow. I hate the idea of bullshitting my way through an essay. I know it's not exactly that, but that's the best word I can think of for this situation. It's a pet peeve of mine to spend all year learning to write a certain type of essay for one exam in May....
by harpyblues
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 211140

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

I didn't like (because of author theme/outright hating series): Ringo (because he's kind of a sexist asshole) Wheel of Time is intimidating, yeah, and kinda mixed. Some things about it to love, some to hate. In particular the gender relations are so terrible that I find it hilarious - your mileage ...
by harpyblues
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
Replies: 31
Views: 22085

Re: Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

Read these! They're great books, though they can get depressing pretty fast, especially if you're reading them one after another. It's probably the Moscow setting, or something. The movies were awful from what I heard though.
by harpyblues
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 211140

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Looking for a book rec. I'm 16, female (if that has any influence on this at all). I'm looking at trying to get more into sci fi and fantasy (steampunk?), but not sure where to branch out to next. I haven't read the WoT series, because it's a bit intimidating, especially with the author existance fa...
by harpyblues
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Plans for the weekend!
Replies: 414
Views: 59468

Re: Halloween plans, what are yours?

1. Go out with friends and get candy 2. Head back to friend's house because it's cold as fuck outside/feet hurt/hungry for real food 3. Screw around on the computer for a few hours 4. Go home and feel sick from too much candy 5. Vow not to be so stupid next year Also, nano. Rargh. Next year, I'm jus...
by harpyblues
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Who put all these m-fing children in my m-fing Congress?
Replies: 19
Views: 2820

Re: Who put all these m-fing children in my m-fing Congress?

At least your state government doesn't have the long, proud tradition of sending your governors to jail. Agh...selling Senate seats, being an all around douche, and really only being the tip of political corruption in our state does not lead to a lot of happy Illinoisians. Is it bad I knew you were...

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