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by Melissa63l
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 74637

Re: "Height" Discussion

Am I the only person who read all the way down to the bottom, waiting for some sort of "Your mom" joke?
by Melissa63l
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you only had one month to live...
Replies: 60
Views: 4267

Re: If you only had one month to live...

Take all the money I have saved up to pay my taxes next April, buy a ticket to New Zealand, and spend my last month with the man I (at least sort of) love. Alternately: Take all that money and go live with my friends in Atlanta for a month, and have fun crazy sex with both of them, and long philosop...
by Melissa63l
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0346: "Diet Coke+Mentos"
Replies: 114
Views: 27666

Re: Discussion: Diet Coke+Mentos

This comic made me sad.

For a second there, I was tempted to try this, just on the absolutely nonexistant chance that it *might* work.

It has been over 10 years since my dad died, and I still miss him.

/melancholy
by Melissa63l
Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 24176

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

Mostly just the guys on http://www.solopassion.com, who are Libertarianz and stuff. Less bombing... more... well, apparently, more talking. Just try to shut them up, seriously. That's the only news-like forum I frequent, so I often know more about what's going on in NZ (admittedly not much) than wha...
by Melissa63l
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 24176

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

I meant no offense, Pollywog. I meant that New Zealand is behind the US in the way I judge governments, based on the level of personal freedoms, lack of socialism, bill of rights stuff. Freedom of speech, right to bear arms, etc. etc. etc. My mates down there are constantly complaining about the &qu...
by Melissa63l
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 24176

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

New Zealand, in a heartbeat. The government is worse, the economy isn't great... ...but my lover lives there (he was heinously and injustly deported from the US a month ago! :( :x :evil: ), and several friends of mine are there too. Plus, their objectivist/libertarian groups are lively. Lovely geogr...
by Melissa63l
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 24300

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

How can I vote for him for change, but also say that he can't do much? The one thing he *can* do, immediately upon taking office, is recall our troops and end the war. As commander-in-chief of the armed forces, he will be able to take that particular unilateral action. I have heard him speak of a ti...
by Melissa63l
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 24300

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

Here is the real reason I will be voting for the Ronpaul, as well as campaigning on his behalf at every opportunity: For the first time in my life, there is a candidate for president that I can admire. Someone trustworthy, who values most of the same things I do. I am, for the first time ever, looki...
by Melissa63l
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 24300

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

The problem with the Federal Reserve (and, by extension, fiat money) is that a bank can be authorized by the government to ... and I'll speak slowly here ... print. their. own. money. They have as much right to do so as some guy in his basement with a photocopier. Now, fjafjan, I know you cannot be ...
by Melissa63l
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 24300

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

If I could move to New Hampshire in time to vote in their primaries, then every other state to vote in *theirs*, I would. And every single vote would be for the Ronpaul. (Actually, I would not do this, as it would be cheating, but I might like to.) I certainly don't agree with everything the man say...
by Melissa63l
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 254152

High: Being offered a freelance job moonlighting at an engineer's office as a draftsman. (yay for more money and something interesting to do!) Low: Realizing that the man I just spent a month pretty much living with has moved on both physically and emotionally, and has sort of unilaterally decided t...
by Melissa63l
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Bad" or strange things about you that you like.
Replies: 46
Views: 5231

I will deliberately ignore people (even my friends) for a good book. I will pretend to not understand what people mean, just to see how explicitly I can force them to explain themselves. I will also pretend to not understand pop-culture references, just to mess with people. I also hum opera. Melissa
by Melissa63l
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reasons I want to be Rich
Replies: 123
Views: 10270

Three words:

Objectivist Space Colony

Xkcd-ites are welcome too, but I don't know how many of you would like it. In fact, I'd better build *two* colonies, so the two best parts of my life don't destroy each other. I could shuttle back and forth.

However: ball-pits in null-gee!

Melissa
by Melissa63l
Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reading in the bathroom
Replies: 50
Views: 6751

Yes yes yes, damn you all. I read!

I will make stupendous efforts to have *something* to read.

Failing that, ingredients, instructions, toothpaste labels!

Though, now when I don't have anything to read, I pull out my cellphone and play tetris.

Especially at work.

:)

Melissa
by Melissa63l
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How much are you REALLY worth?
Replies: 93
Views: 10613

$5690 I imagine it's my "very tall / gigantism" that ups my value. Certainly not anything I've done! :) Does anyone else have the urge to go through and try every possible combination and see exactly what each option is worth? Also... is anyone else relieved they didn't have to fill out th...
by Melissa63l
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Very-short-notice XKCD Chicago meetup.
Replies: 26
Views: 3369

Erm, I hate to be a corruptor of youth, (meh, who am I kidding, no I don't!) but... have you considered... lying? It worked *wonders* on my mom. Still does, from time to time. "Where are you going?" "To see some fireworks." "With who?" "A friend from school." ...
by Melissa63l
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are you a peoplewatcher?
Replies: 45
Views: 5672

Wait... what are these "other people" you speak of? Do they have something to do with the breathing book-interruptions I so often come up against?

I suppose next you'll try to tell me that the noises they make in my general direction have form and meaning?

:P

Melissa
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Brag about your books!
Replies: 109
Views: 16323

The most rare book I own is called "Ten Thousand Commandments" and it's about anti-trust laws. I believe (could be wrong here) that it was only printed once, in 1951, and is fairly rare. Every copy I could find was about $150, until one day I was browsing a used bookstore in Oregon, and fo...
by Melissa63l
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154837

Mine is from Firefly, the awesomest TV show in the entire history of visible things.

Nyarlathotep, for some reason, I always thought that you had some sort of dead/zombie hand. It suddenly occurs to me that that *should* have struck me as strange, but didn't.

Melissa
by Melissa63l
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 52007

How is a conductor like a condom? It's safer with one, but more fun without. How many trumpet players does it take to change a lightbulb? Five. One to do it, and four to say how much better *they* would have done it. How do trumpet players greet each other? "Hi, I'm better than you." What'...
by Melissa63l
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 245964

I've used this once since I was... oh... 13 or so. I had a huge growth spurt between 12 and 13, and by the time I stopped, I was 6'3. I got tired of every person I met asking me "how tall are you?" So I put it in my name. The "L" at the end is just my last initial. Not very excit...
by Melissa63l
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193827

Hmm... Besides being freakishly tall, (6'3", and I'm *girl*)... Floating kneecaps and things that pop, like many here. Independant movement of ears, eyebrows, nose. (Developed through many years of churchly boredom.) Agile tongue. Ooh! Here is one thing that nobody has mentioned (I think...): I...
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite piece of art?
Replies: 46
Views: 6327

Oh Hammer! That's gorgeous!

I like that one too.
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite piece of art?
Replies: 46
Views: 6327

For sculpture, I like this one or this one.

For paintings, my favorites are this and this.
Also, his entire "Among the Clouds" series.

Melissa
by Melissa63l
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Self Make Out
Replies: 71
Views: 9966

I think I would make out with myself with very little provocation. I mean, I like me. Plus, I'm tall enough for me! No stooping! Also, I already know what I look like naked, so no need to be self-conscious. And, I already know what turns me on... In other words? Best making out ever. (imaginarily, o...
by Melissa63l
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Salvia?
Replies: 188
Views: 21331

Am I the only person that thought the title of this was "Saliva" ?

There were several moments of extreme confusion.
by Melissa63l
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2854684

Confession: I had a real confession here, but was suddenly overwhelmed by the share-too-much what-the-hell-happened-to-being-a-private-person feelings.
by Melissa63l
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2854684

Confession: I keep waiting for the rest of my family to die. I have contingency plans and everything. It's not that I don't like them, I do, really. But ever since my dad died, I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop. I feel like, sometimes, that I'm supposed to be completely alone, and I'm jus...
by Melissa63l
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where were you when you heard about 9/11?
Replies: 231
Views: 22731

I was in my senior year of high school, in my portfolio art class, when we heard that a plane had hit one of the towers. We all (like, it seems, most here) thought it was an accident. Scary, I mean, but nothing to worry about. Then while we were watching the news (thank goodness for the TV in every ...
by Melissa63l
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last Thoughts
Replies: 193
Views: 26441

"I did it... for Johny."
by Melissa63l
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Official Kids Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 14176

I love kids. I want to have some at some point. As soon as I find a man whose genes I feel are worthy of progenation. (Suddenly not sure if that's a word...) Also, he'd have to be someone I'd want to be around for a while... so... yeah. On the other hand, if I get to... oh... say... 30... and haven'...
by Melissa63l
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Amazing Superpower
Replies: 290
Views: 37045

So your talent is mentioning things that you specifically do not want to discuss? That seems a little.... wierd. Edit: Let's just say... no. no...let's just *not* say. But... but you DID say it. YOU. You brought it up. Okay, honestly? I wrote that hoping someone would ask, but now that someone *has...
by Melissa63l
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Amazing Superpower
Replies: 290
Views: 37045

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Melissa63l wrote:I have another talent, only discovered recently, but it's not fora-appropriate. :oops:

Woo!! Share THAT one!


No.

Edit: Let's just say... no. no...let's just *not* say.
by Melissa63l
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Amazing Superpower
Replies: 290
Views: 37045

I can ignore like *mad*. If I decide I don't like you, you yourself will have serious doubts as to your own existance. I can completely disagree with someone about *every* subject, and still think they're a cool person. Wrong, perhaps... but at least *interesting*. Oh, and I drive my minivan like a ...
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your name?
Replies: 198
Views: 23268

Melissa means honey bee. Seriously. My mom named me that specifically so that she could call me "Missy" which I hate and don't answer to. When they thought I was twins, I was going to be Melissa Susan and Melody Anne. Turns out, there's just one of me. :( But I use "Melody" as my...
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The weight of the world
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

I'm pretty certain New Zealand doesn't have a significant child malnutrition problem. You guys just have much (MUCH) larger clothes than the rest of the world. As far as I know, all of my friends from NZ are normal-sized people, not waif-like midgets... I mean, I can conduct a poll, I suppose... bu...
by Melissa63l
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The weight of the world
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

I could be wrong, but as someone who sews from time to time, the main difference between these shirts seems to be length, not width. So... Americans are taller? And therefore have longer arms? I suppose maybe... Aah, I see. The US-Small is larger than the two Large shirts. Got it. So this is a stand...
by Melissa63l
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Social Interaction
Replies: 102
Views: 12426

When people ask how are you, I say things like "Great!" or "Super duper!" just to mess with them. Of course, I usually *am* doing great, but it really throws people off when you answer "Stupendous!" rather than "fine..." Try it sometime, you'll be surprised at...
by Melissa63l
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Great TV Shows
Replies: 119
Views: 18959

Bones
Firefly
House
Boston Legal
Crime shows in general.

I should mention, that my entire television-viewing-experience is a season behind, 'cause I don't get channels on my TV and just watch the DVD's of everything. No commercials, no waiting! Netflix ftw!
by Melissa63l
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Social Interaction
Replies: 102
Views: 12426

Hmm... I would say that I'm mostly an introvert. I'm the one on the train who only grudgingly raises my nose from the book to stare in incredulous wonder at this *clearly* mind-damaged complete stranger who is talking to me for no apparent reason about *nothing*. On the other hand, I can be, quite d...

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