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by manictheatrefan
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 386301

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Some of you aren't wearing pants today.
-my Chemistry teacher
by manictheatrefan
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 90625

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

(I apologize for not knowing enough IPA to be able to use the symbols here properly.)

I pronounce European (yoo-rope-EE-an) yoo-ROPE-ean.

I say "tap-er" instead of "tay-per".
by manictheatrefan
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 127895

Re: Omegle!

You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi! Stranger: 23 m You: same. Your conversational partner has disconnected. Another one: You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi! Stranger: hey 15 m uk wbu? You: same. Your conversational partner has disconnected. edited to add anot...
by manictheatrefan
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 161270

Re: Your Schedule

I'm about to start grade ten at a Canadian high school: English Language Arts 10 Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 (the name of this course was so long that the number actually got cut off, but rest assured I'm not accelerated in maths) Social Studies 10 PE 10 Girls Spanish 10 Chemistry 11 Con...
by manictheatrefan
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8236
Views: 1408732

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

also, hello from hong kong international airport As a Hong Konger, I welcome you :) (except not really? because I'm not in HK at the moment.) If you don't mind me asking, what are you doing in HK that calls for being there in the summer? IMO, the weather's much more pleasant in the winter; it's far...
by manictheatrefan
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 17071

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

Is there something wrong with the public schools in Hong Kong, or why would your parents never sent you and your siblings there? The academic pressure is heavy, and students (actually, it's more like students' parents) get very competitive. Also, it's pretty much impossible to succeed if you're not...
by manictheatrefan
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 17071

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

I went to a secular private school in Hong Kong from kindergarten to Year Seven (grade six in North America, I think) which switched over to the IB curriculum when I was eight years old. I'm now at a public high school in Canada (which offers next-to-zero opportunities for academic acceleration, but...
by manictheatrefan
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 339
Views: 202242

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

Can anyone recommend any novels about bisexual teenagers? (I've read plenty of YA novels with gay protagonists and am wondering where all the bi ones are hiding.)

Thanks in advance :)
by manictheatrefan
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 459339

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

Hong Kong also uses Traditional Chinese. I (being from HK) am biased, but I prefer traditional characters over the simplified ones. Each character is like a history lesson—there are specific reasons why it was put together that way, and I feel that being able to see how each character evolved really...
by manictheatrefan
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8236
Views: 1408732

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Speaking of the Vancouver Pride Parade... I will be pulling the reflections float tomorrow. If anyone who reads this is going to be there, I'll be the midget.
by manictheatrefan
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head
Replies: 77
Views: 12128

Re: Entertaining Yourself in Your Head

I either: 1. (if inside someone's home/something that could be a home) furnish and decorate it as if I were to live there 2. critique people's outfits and come up with ways to improve them (no leggings with sandals, wear a scarf maybe, etc.) This is a bit of a weird habit since I'm not a visual arty...
by manictheatrefan
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire
Replies: 68
Views: 7137

Re: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire

1. Do you have any allergies or food intolerances that you are aware of? If so, list them. I'm not severely allergic to anything. I do sometimes get mild reactions from eating seafood (which I don't like much anyway, so it's not a problem). I'm slightly allergic to pollen and dust, and I use a presc...
by manictheatrefan
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2904823

Re: Postify your facerity

The handstand picture is amazing! :D I can't imagine trying to do one in the squishy sand...
by manictheatrefan
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

I got a fun book today and one of my textbooks. Hooray for new reading material :D Awesome... no ADD monkey phase while on my antidepressant!! :D What's the "fun" book? =] I just ordered got all of John Green's books. (Any Nerdfighters here? =/) Defintely a Nerdfighter, but I haven't actu...
by manictheatrefan
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 107686

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

"Palette", "pallate", "pallete", etc. for "palate" (the bit inside your mouth).

What annoys me the most is when supposed experts (cooks and singers, for example) get it wrong.
by manictheatrefan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

THOSE UTERI ARE ADORABLE

is something I never thought I'd say.
by manictheatrefan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8236
Views: 1408732

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

So even with fully tucked, with a gaff and boxer-briefs on, I still bulge. I guess I'll just be unable to pass or be comfortable as a trans woman until I get SRS... and I won't be able to get SRS until I live as a trans woman... so I'm screwed. I apologize if this is an incredibly silly...
by manictheatrefan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Confusing Slang
Replies: 212
Views: 38428

Re: Confusing Slang

However, I must admit that while I can usually understand other English accents, sometimes the slang is way over my head. I had an Irish counselor at camp once, and he mentioned getting torches. Initially, I thought he was talking about torches torches - as in grab a pitchfork and kill the beast to...
by manictheatrefan
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

I only use tampons (the Tampax Pearl sort) on my two (out of 6-7) heavy days, because when my flow is lighter they're too awkward to insert. I don't go swimming or anything while I'm on Shark Week; I actually wear a tampon with a backup pad only because it's nicer without that squishy feeling betwee...
by manictheatrefan
Wed May 18, 2011 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words which nearly all languages use
Replies: 54
Views: 9741

Re: Words which nearly all languages use

In Chinese, computer is "electric/electronic brain." 電腦/电脑 (electric brain) is a common word for computer, but, then, so is 電子計算機/电子计算机 (Electric planning and calculating machine), especially when you're talking about them in the abstract, AFAICT. As a CS major, I say that I study 計算機, bu...
by manictheatrefan
Wed May 11, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

So lasses, does anyone know where one might procure shoes that are not just comfortable, but actually good for your feet/back/posture? I have awfully flat feet, and would like some shoes that don't leave my feet achy at the end of the day, so cheap flats will not suffice. I'm thinking of something ...
by manictheatrefan
Fri May 06, 2011 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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



*sigh* Really? I live in Vancouver too and I just cannot believe this. ugh.
by manictheatrefan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words which nearly all languages use
Replies: 54
Views: 9741

Re: Words which nearly all languages use

In Chinese, computer is "electric/electronic brain."
by manictheatrefan
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2904823

Re: Postify your facerity

LinuxPenguin wrote:
ginadagny wrote::D

Spoiler:
[image]


You are cute! Sideways, but cute.


fix'd :)
by manictheatrefan
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A silly translation request
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: A silly translation request

Traditional Chinese:

你想不想和我去舞會? (literally "do you want to go to [a/the] dance/ball with me?")

or

你想不想和我去跳舞? ("do you want to go dancing with me?")


(There's no word for "prom"; I tried my best.)
by manictheatrefan
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8236
Views: 1408732

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Hi, LGBTIQQ thread. I need advice. There's this youth festival going on where I live during the last week of April, and I'm interested in going to a couple of the shows. Each of the shows has a dress code (e.g. '50s fashion, circus, mustaches) and for the variety show about gender, sex, and sexualit...
by manictheatrefan
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is your favorite/least favorite grammatical mood?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: What is your favorite/least favorite grammatical mood?

Favorites: Volitive modality and speculative mood.
Least favorite: Interrogative mood.
by manictheatrefan
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

I dunno if this is the kind of idea that you're looking for, but perhaps you could make a donation to a charity/cause she's passionate about? :)
by manictheatrefan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 38114

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

I'm kind of curious to know what kind of classes these "I'm just naturally smart" people took in high school. Most of us are probably at smaller high schools that can't offer as many AP/IB courses. My school only has 6 AP's offered, and if you don't get into the AP Math/ Science or the AP...
by manictheatrefan
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 103534

Re: Childhood misconceptions

SurgicalSteel wrote:I'm pretty sure glue sticks are made of glue. Maybe not the exact same stuff Elmer's in a bottle is, but it's still glue.


Tthe thing is, my young self was confused because I speak Cantonese, and in Cantonese the word for glue stick just sort of means "sticky stuff."
by manictheatrefan
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 103534

Re: Childhood misconceptions

When I was maybe five, my mother told me stories about how when she was little, there were no such things as glue sticks and she and her siblings used wet rice as glue. I somehow got it into my head that glue sticks were made of glue RICE, and decided to taste one. (In fact, I continued eating glue ...
by manictheatrefan
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you use RSS?
Replies: 29
Views: 3504

Re: Do you use RSS?

I use Google Reader, and subscribe to a variety of things: mostly blogs and webcomics. I feel like it saves me a lot of time.
by manictheatrefan
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3344208

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

Good luck and best wishes to everybody (seeing as there are superhugs being given from practically everybody at the moment)! Off topic: I hope this isn't too bad of me to do. I've been reading the thread from the beginning, since I'm strange like that. (Yes, even if it's almost 600 pages long.) Bra...
by manictheatrefan
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 459339

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

(meteorswarm叫我來這兒的...) 我是香港人, 從小就講廣東話, 開始上學時還學會了普通話和英文。我現在十四歲, 將來想上大學讀語言學。我喜歡讀和寫繁體中文, 覺得繁體字比簡體字美。Um...我沒有其他東西要說了 :) (meteorswarm sent me here...) I'm from Hong Kong, and spoke Cantonese starting from when I was little. Once I started school, I learned Putonghua/Mandarin and English as we...
by manictheatrefan
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 61348

Re: Punnilingus

Meteorswarm wrote:
manictheatrefan wrote:
Meteorswarm wrote:I hope you don't mind a foreign language pun.

怎麼叫一個無形的刀子?
Spoiler:
看不劍


I think this would be better phrased as

一個無形的刀子叫怎麼?

It just sounds more natural to me.


I'm not a native speaker, so I don't really know. Thanks!


No problem :)

(I am a native speaker, so...)
by manictheatrefan
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 61348

Re: Punnilingus

Meteorswarm wrote:I hope you don't mind a foreign language pun.

怎麼叫一個無形的刀子?
Spoiler:
看不劍


I think this would be better phrased as

一個無形的刀子叫怎麼?

It just sounds more natural to me.
by manictheatrefan
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity
Replies: 95
Views: 12359

Re: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity

I have a severe allergy to peanuts and tree nuts, and I asked my school not to sell any nut-containing items at school. So, to tell whoever stocks the vending machine not to put nut-containing foods in it, they decided to put this on the vending machine. http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1354/imag...
by manictheatrefan
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 443246

Re: Questions For The World

I've heard quite a few Australian accents, some strong and some subtle(ish). It's the same with other accents I've heard; it really depends on the person speaking.

(I'm not a native English speaker, but I can differentiate between the accents I hear (fairly) often.)
by manictheatrefan
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things few people know about you
Replies: 85
Views: 9903

Re: Things few people know about you

Promicin wrote:I used to pretend to have crushes on [boys] so I'd seem normal.


fix'd for me

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