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by modularblues
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sci-fi flash fiction experiments
Replies: 2
Views: 8036

Sci-fi flash fiction experiments

Someone told me my stories are too nerdy for public mass consumption, but I don't like to dumb down my writing. So I submitted some entries for this quantum physics-inspired flash fiction contest , but I wonder how well these shorts stand on their own. (1) Waiting for Symmetry (2) The Unbearable Lig...
by modularblues
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 283
Views: 128555

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

emceng wrote:For short shows, I'd recommend Archer - first two seasons are on Netflix.


Archer is great for some NSFW swag fun.
by modularblues
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Music Composition Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 7697

Re: Music Composition Thread

Does anyone else here compose music? If so, post links to it here. I use Noteflight, which has the advantage of being cheap and online, and the disadvantage of not having the best of sounds (the saxophones are particularly awful). Fortunately, because it's online, it's rather simple to share music....
by modularblues
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 645024

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Psycho-Pass is a freaking great ride if you like elements with a Minority Report bend.
by modularblues
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I encountered someone on another website arguing that it's "problematic" for a man to fantasize about a woman without her consent. They are literally arguing that the mere act of imagining sex with an attractive stranger in the privacy of your own brain is harmful (if you're a man and the...
by modularblues
Fri May 31, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I realize that I'll never survive as an artist in any form because I can't stand having my art being associated with my real name... since I get extremely self-conscious. I suppose I'll stick to being a boring engineer. And then the female parent was like, if you wait until you're emotionally mature...
by modularblues
Wed May 29, 2013 6:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Just had a weekend of awesomeness. It involved geeking out with friends I only see a few times a year. That weekend is now over. Now I feel more lonely and depressed than I did before this weekend, just as I knew I would. /firstworldproblems Post-convention depression. It's a thing. It sucks. I did...
by modularblues
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?
Replies: 79
Views: 13228

Re: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?

Has anyone ever had dreams where characters from your favorite books, movies, or TV shows were in the dream, and they were interacting with you? Here's one of mine , with characters from Bones . Most of my dreams involve running through a convoluted building that is an Escher-like amalgam of places...
by modularblues
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: By whom would you like to be written?
Replies: 18
Views: 29340

Re: By whom would you like to be written?

Oscar Wilde and/or Doug Hofstadter.
by modularblues
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89733
Views: 6129761

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Call it a delayed reaction, but I just realized that Tom Cruise likes to play lead in movies where
Spoiler:
he's set up by his superior and after many close calls still manages to get the girl. (The Firm, Minority Report, MI3 that I know of)
by modularblues
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 76489

Re: Haruki Murakami

I haven't read enough of Murakami's work to appreciate this bingo in it's entirety... but I thought it's pretty amusing.
by modularblues
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 78783

Re: Bay Area Meetups

That sounds good. Assuming my prof won't be on my case about taking 3 weeks off in September/early October :P
by modularblues
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Some general academia rant
Replies: 74
Views: 46576

Re: Some general academia rant

I trade cold hard cash with the pretentious sense of intellectual curiosity of working with something so unexplored that no one quite understands what's going on. Academia all feels like painting an abstract artwork. Doesn't make much sense on first glance, but with lots of compelling oratory and pe...
by modularblues
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How smart would Calvin have been?
Replies: 5
Views: 5840

Re: How smart would Calvin have been?

I see Calvin grow into a Banksy-type character, if his artistic impulses get properly channeled and he doesn't develop a taste for chaining his real name to fame/notoriety.
by modularblues
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3241
Views: 556043

Re: What were your dreams last night?

My last dream was one of exploration. I was stuck in what I can only describe as a hypercube - I even vaguely remember my vision being a stylized version of a 4D game I played a while back (two independent 3D images). I don't even want to know HOW my brain was simulating pseudo-4D navigation, but t...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fifty Shades of Grey
Replies: 49
Views: 43594

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

So I couldn't stop laughing at this and this.
by modularblues
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 645024

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Somehow I keep seeing an undercurrent of (BBC TV) Sherlock/Watson interaction with Oreki/Satoshi in Hyouka . But it is rather sacrilegious to actually compare the two, because the mysteries in Hyouka border on the mundane... yet it's nonetheless intriguing to see the characters' development unfold t...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 283
Views: 128555

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Humanity Has Declined ( Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita ) is the closest thing to the loopy/ meta/ parodical humor to the likes of Nichijou . I still like Nichijou better. But the fairies are awesome with their wide frozen creepy grins. In that vein, Colin Quinn's Long Story Short is a funny parody of ...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2022
Views: 565792

Re: Something on Youtube

by modularblues
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Suddenly I feel a tidal wave of hatred for the parental units... mostly the female one... when I recalled how the last family trip we took in 1997 to Disney World was courtesy of my first prize in a math contest... and how we skipped out on many things because "they weren't included in the pack...
by modularblues
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The paper I submitted to Physical Review B last Friday (I'm co-lead author with 4 other collaborators) just got rejected for no good reason. Basically that editor gave us a giant middle finger. Thank you for submitting your work to Physical Review B. The editors have examined this manuscript and reg...
by modularblues
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

So my boyfriend asked me to marry him on Saturday. Woooootles and cheers!! Now, enjoy the respite of bliss. And then don't let the wedding industry get to you . Do you know any female engineers? If so, what type of work do they do? I've come to the realization that of the female engineers I know, a...
by modularblues
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

How close is this , this , or this ? Thanks, the color is about what I had in mind, but there's the added issue of having them delivered before ~mid-August... before July ends if at all possible. I'm thinking either go for < $80 cheap David's Bridal dresses, or something > $100 with nicer fabrics.....
by modularblues
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

Need to find bridesmaids dresses that are burgundy in color, similar in style to this dress ... On David's Bridal for example, the sangria and wine come somewhat close, but NOT apple (according to groomzilla). Momzilla hates all purples, blues and greens, especially dark shades. Groomzilla doesn't l...
by modularblues
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

I get more committed to holding hands and jumping over a broom and calling it done the more I think about weddings. Yeah I want to do that too, except neither momzilla nor groomzilla would be happy with that because they both want to show off, just with different motivations and psychoanalytics. I ...
by modularblues
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

Ugh, I'm sorry you're having problems with planning. Is there any way that you can just hand over responsibility 100% to the people who actually care about the specifics? That way, you hopefully wouldn't need to worry about it anymore. I would really like to do that, except leaving my groomzilla an...
by modularblues
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

But this TV show review is spot-on. And decently written. I stopped feeling bad about watching that show while enjoying feeling morally and intellectually superior. I can't help being fucking flawed. [Insert shitload of rant about wedding planning.] I want it to be over. I don't need to dea...
by modularblues
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Business Casual/Other dress codes
Replies: 25
Views: 11826

Re: Business Casual/Other dress codes

Partially depends on the industry and region of U.S. I'm in engineering and a liberal part of U.S. where people mostly go in jeans. In my internship or research group presentations, I tend to go for something like this.
by modularblues
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something on Youtube
Replies: 2022
Views: 565792

Re: Something on Youtube

Swanky remixes of music from Sherlock.
by modularblues
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28293
Views: 2454234

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I finally understand why people cancel weddings now. Except I already spent too much money. Fucking momzilla and groomzilla conspiring to make me into a bridezilla when I would really rather not be one because I just wanted to get it over with and sign the piece of paper at city hall and get on with...
by modularblues
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poetry Thread!
Replies: 26
Views: 9162

Re: Poetry Thread!

Words that evoke imagery and conjure metaphors are poetry.
by modularblues
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27354
Views: 2464257

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

Congrats to the recently-wedded :-) Meanwhile I'm trying not to become a bridezilla when I'm stuck between a momzilla and groomzilla (a rare, rare species). He's handling more wedding stuff than I am because he's physically in the same town as the event and has been thinking abou...
by modularblues
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9535
Views: 954378

Re: What are you listening to?

Remix of Irene's theme from BBC's Sherlock
by modularblues
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)
Replies: 17
Views: 7501

Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Any idea how I can get to see this without having to convince my university to put on a show? (next semester starts in november, so it'd be quite a while anyways). Find out when a nearby school is showing, or wait for a DVD (if there will be one?) I actually thought the plot organization was not to...
by modularblues
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 76489

Re: Haruki Murakami

Recently started reading the English translation of 1Q84 and so far happy with the Kindle version. I wonder if I could read Japanese whether I'd get a different nuance...
by modularblues
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?
Replies: 31
Views: 10217

Re: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?

I think music is always abstract because it represents some idea, concepts, sentiments, etc. When music behaves in a predictable pattern of pitches, rhythms, and harmonies, then it's "mathematical". Although argument can be made even when the music doesn't follow a predictable pattern, one...
by modularblues
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 35420

Re: Mindfuck Movies

I thought One Hour Photo was pretty disturbing. And I have a pretty high threshold. Below links contain anime trailers. I enjoyed Serial Experiments Lain very much. Very existential in a violent way. I didn't finish the Paranoia Agent because I got too disturbed, which was a rare rare occasion. And ...
by modularblues
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 464
Views: 201122

Re: Recommend a book

I would like to suggest a new found favorite of mine,"THE FOUNTAINHEAD," by Aynn Rand. Then you probably have already or are planning to read Atlas Shrugged . It is pretty epic (and of course controversial), though I admit to skimming John Galt's extended monologue in the middle because I...
by modularblues
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 250
Views: 128779

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

RoberII wrote:I have a deviantart profile, if you like poetries! I even got myself a DD at one point.

http://rober2.deviantart.com!

Hats off to your poetic prowess :)
by modularblues
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 95035

Re: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M

Suspension of disbelief must be exercised when watching these shows anyway...

Spoiler:
I don't have Hulu Plus so I get a delay, but I'm looking forward to all the awkward but potentially hilarious dynamic between House and Dr. Park.

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