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by Isotope_238
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6385624

Re: Fluff

I want a self-driving car. I don't care about the practical reasons to get one (or the practical problems of having one). Self-driving cars are like something out of science fiction and I frequently get really excited by the fact that we're actually living in the future. In fact, the future we're in...
by Isotope_238
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6385624

Re: Fluff

There is a Huge difference between being Childlike and being Childish. Do you ever think about That? My mom always says that you're only young once, but you can be immature forever. "Immature" has some negative connotations, but she means it like you don't have to grow up and stop doing t...
by Isotope_238
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6385624

Re: Fluff

When I was studying abroad in Germany, the professor warned us not to jaywalk, because the cars would try to hit us. Then every time we were walking somewhere as a group, he would dash across the street and leave half the group on the wrong side waiting for cars to pass. And he once told a story tha...
by Isotope_238
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 466
Views: 204137

Re: Recommend a book

I second The Martian. It was so engrossing that I read the whole thing in one sitting. I might have to stop being a Golden Age SF snob and start reading some newer science fiction.
by Isotope_238
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Long anecdote short: I'd absolutely believe hormones make your depression worse. I'd personally be more surprised if they didn't. Oh absolutely. I started hormonal BC when I was fifteen and went from being quite happy to desperately un happy and suicidal. When I went off the pills, the depression w...
by Isotope_238
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I generally run into that same problem. (except I don't have the spatial ability to design my own patterns. admiration tinged with envy!)
I could try to help if you posted or PM'ed the specific step(s) that you're having trouble with, though.
by Isotope_238
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Good luck and happy wishes, Cathy!
by Isotope_238
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Sometimes I consider what would make me happy in a relationship, but I'm not sure I want a relationship in the first place. I'm trying with varying degrees of success to figure out what I want before worrying about what society or my parents ("Oh, every teenager says that, and it's just a phase...
by Isotope_238
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I've been reading through the archives of the Social Justice League. I find it enjoyable reading, especially this article.
by Isotope_238
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Second mochafairy's suggestion of using conditioner instead of shaving cream. Before I switched to an electric-rotary head razor for my legs, I had terrible problems with irritated skin, and conditioner helped somewhat. One time, I shaved one leg with regular shaving cream and the other with conditi...
by Isotope_238
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Makeup 101
Replies: 137
Views: 44393

Re: Makeup 101

Medium-thickness hair, and I wash 2 or 3 times a week, no blow-drying. I'm now living in a place with hard water, which is not doing my hair any favors. It feels somewhat sticky, less now that I've tracked down a drugstore and bought conditioner. It's also gotten somewhat wavy along the length, and ...
by Isotope_238
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Makeup 101
Replies: 137
Views: 44393

Re: Makeup 101

I'd put it up and then spray it actually. Gel is kindof gross and can fuck with your skin, I honestly haven't figured out who uses it beyond (aptly named) greasers. Alternately a light mousse could work. Oops, I already have the gel. It's from a line of natural cosmetics, ingredients here (click on...
by Isotope_238
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Makeup 101
Replies: 137
Views: 44393

Re: Makeup 101

Got a question: how do you use hair gel? I've googled, and I can't find much beyond scrunching it through wet hair to control frizz/hold curls. My hair is straight, always dry when I'm putting it up, and I can't wash it every day. So should I squidge gel through my hair, brush it out, and pin it up?...
by Isotope_238
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I used to use some period-tracker website, but I don't remember which one. I think I figured that there was no way to predict when the next one would show, so red dots on a calendar and small notes would suffice for record keeping. So! I made it to Germany! With only some motion-sickness to mar the ...
by Isotope_238
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

@Cathy: 7-9 days is perfectly normal, as far as I know.
by Isotope_238
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Spoiler:
I'm less worried now. Thanks everybody.
by Isotope_238
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

As long as we're talking about our lady parts, can it be TMI time? Some months ago, I noticed a small bump on my labia majora. A week or two ago, it suddenly got larger and started to hurt when I put pressure on it, so I was paying close attention to it in case I decided to go see a doctor. This mor...
by Isotope_238
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Meaux_Pas wrote:...just shake your fist at your uterus and give it a good shouting.


I should start doing that. :wink:

Anyway, I have survived finals week (got an A in at least one of my classes), and I decided to not mess with my hormones until next June, when I'll be home from Germany (so excited!).
by Isotope_238
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

More update: my mom emailed back, too, also being positive and helpful. Just today, I feel like I've managed to more effectively communicate with my parents than I have for my whole life long. I wish I'd thought of email or writing it out years ago. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do about...
by Isotope_238
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Posting too quickly before class this morning, I didn't say: Sungura, that photo shoot is awesome! Corsets and caves is a brilliant and gorgeous idea. I just sent the following email to both of my parents. *takes a deep breath* I've never tried this way of communicating before. It's way easier to sa...
by Isotope_238
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I talked to my mom about an IUD this morning, and the first thing she said was, "Well, they prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg, so that's pretty much abortion." I am NOT going to start any discussion on abortion. That being said, why is it that every time I have a problem with my...
by Isotope_238
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I hadn't even thought about a hormonal IUD. I will remember to ask my doctor, hopefully I can call the office sometime this week. Pros (for me): easy-peasy to use. I'm not underestimating the weight of this factor; if a hormonal IUD made my periods lighter and more regular, I'd be thrilled. Cons: - ...
by Isotope_238
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

@Amie: That is so wrong in every possible way. I'm sorry. Thanks for the confirmation that this length of bleeding-time is not normal. I needed that particular bit of sense thrown at me. I'll talk to my doctor, who I think is pretty competent and not likely to be an asshat. As for using hormonal bir...
by Isotope_238
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

What sort of thought process is behind that remark? It's just baffling. I do not understand how 'having Legos'='rich boyfriend'. Is there a parallel universe somewhere where this sort of crazypants stuff is normal, and these people just fall through wormholes and end up here? 'Nother rant coming. SE...
by Isotope_238
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Chiming in: the Pill can do weird things to your cycle, and it takes time to flush the hormones out of your system. I don't know what the doctors say about how long before you return to your personal value of normal, but for me, it was at least a few months before my cycle settled down. So yeah, no ...
by Isotope_238
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Dear uterus, If we're gonna do this, let's try for a reasonable time frame. I appreciate the slow start, because it's not a messy disaster, but bleeding just enough that a pantyliner isn't enough, but a pad feels wasteful, for the better part of a week is a bit much. I'm fairly quick on the uptake; ...
by Isotope_238
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Thanks for linking the matrix. I find comparison charts oddly appealing. Favorite quote (cost of "not right now"): Not having sex is free! Unless you count the cost of batteries :) Edit because I need a space to talk: I finally told my best friend that I have Asperger's. She's made some co...
by Isotope_238
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I'm taking notes on this wealth of information and advice. Now all I need to do is find out where makeup is sold in my town. And I would also love a Makeup 101 thread. I can't see myself ever wearing much makeup, but I do love reading the how-tos. edit for more thoughts: So I've been reading some ma...
by Isotope_238
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Thanks, poxic. Aww, so tiny!

Random question: what is the name of the makeup that you'd use to hide a red zit or other small area of skin? I'm looking for spot coverage only.
by Isotope_238
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Baby Moo! Yay! Congratulations and happiness!

Also, is anyone else not seeing the image?
by Isotope_238
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

I think I was more freaked out by not knowing any of my classmates than by them being all guys. Now that I have a friend in one of the classes, I'm less worried. I'm also one of the few people with tkinter experience, so I'm a jump ahead in the AI class. Re: boyfriends, I have some smartass relative...
by Isotope_238
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Aaaand now I'm trying not to think about hives on my fallopian tubes. Can hives even form there? I feel much better about my computer science classes today. My other CS course started, and while I'm again the only woman, one of my guy friends is in the class too. It's not so bad to be the only girl,...
by Isotope_238
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Classes started today at my college, and I am literally the only woman in a CS class of at least 25. Kind of freaky. I don't anticipate any problems, seeing as I've never had a hint of trouble with any of my classmates, and I can talk to the CS professors if I need help. But still, this is the first...
by Isotope_238
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Yeah, I figured it was simply an annoying problem. I'll keep scrubbing away in the shower.
by Isotope_238
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Is it just me, or does body odor change during Shark Week? All of a sudden, my deodorant seems to be having trouble keeping up. I stink, I really do. Out of the blue question: what do you do about leg hairs that insist on growing back under the top layer of skin? They're not ingrown, infected, or ir...
by Isotope_238
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Offtopic, but I'm feeling a little peeved. I went shopping over the weekend. One of the things I was looking for was microfiber underwear. I found them, but they literally do not make them in size small. It wasn't just that the stores didn't stock size 5/S; I went on the Hanes site and looked up the...
by Isotope_238
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Cathy: No, it's not strange, you're not messed up, and lingering effects are not inherently bad. You (general "you") can't just snap out of a mindset or pattern of thoughts caused by a significant part of your life, and you shouldn't expect yourself to magically not...
by Isotope_238
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

No, there's no story behind the little robot. I saw the little guy on sale in a craft store and I thought he was cute, so I bought him and asked my jewelry-making sister to put a jump ring on him so I could slide him onto the chain. I should talk to my sister about making a DNA pendant with some twi...
by Isotope_238
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

funnily enough, I just blogged about the wearing only green thing. http://majikfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/07/14-green.html *shock* rainbow socks! maybe blue jeans will be in my future Your closet really does look like a forest full of greenery. So pretty. And for your amusement, a robot necklace! 100...
by Isotope_238
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2550000

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

Only green clothes, huh? That's pretty awesome. Mind if I ask why? Sometimes I wish I could simplify my closet, but I shop and dress like a colorblind magpie. "Ooh, a paisley skirt! And stripey yellow dude's shirt!" I need to post a picture of this necklace I just got. It's a little jointe...

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