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by Darcey
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Story Songs!
Replies: 58
Views: 8149

Stan Rogers. All of his songs are stories; none of them are just abstract feelings or love messages. My personal favourite is 'Lies', but he has WAY a lot of really good stuff. He's folk, and I know a lot of folk is story songs, but Stan Rogers is probably my personal favourite.
by Darcey
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Does Stream of Consciousness Sci-Fi/Fantasy exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

*writes all of these down for future reference* Thank you very much. *pretends that she's read Neal Stephenson* I've totally read that! Totally! House of Leaves House of Leaves House OF FUCKING LEAVES Now. I should have thought of this because I've actually read it and it's one of my favourite books...
by Darcey
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pentatonic Scales
Replies: 32
Views: 8097

This is all intensely interesting. I've just started learning music theory and everything I've heard so far is really, really cool. Does anyone have any recommendations on good music theory textbooks? I might try learning the material for the AP Music Theory course so I can take that exam this schoo...
by Darcey
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Does Stream of Consciousness Sci-Fi/Fantasy exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 5353

Does Stream of Consciousness Sci-Fi/Fantasy exist?

I read /The Sound and the Fury/ awhile back and loved the style. Does anyone know if there are any science fiction or fantasy novels or stories written in that sort of narration?

...if not I am totally going to write some.
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 37106

I'm learning how to play the guitar. Been learning since October? November? but I'm mostly studying it so I can learn music theory; I'm not expecting to be very good at it. I want to learn it so that I can write music to accompany the songs I write (I'm a decent songwriter/singer), and then once I'v...
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favourite Star Trek Series?
Replies: 41
Views: 7315

Favourite Star Trek Series?

Which series is your favourite and why?
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pentatonic Scales
Replies: 32
Views: 8097

Thank you. =) Being new to music theory, I'm not sure I understand /quite/ all of it, but that definitely helps. I think I now know enough about this and keys (circle of fifths and stuff) to be able to figure this sort of thing out. And if not I shall return with more questions. =O
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pentatonic Scales
Replies: 32
Views: 8097

Pentatonic Scales

I'm learning how to play the guitar, and one of the things I learned was the pentatonic scales. I don't really understand how they work, though. How does one know what notes they are? I mean, I could figure out what actual notes the different frets are, but where does the pattern come from?
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7403

As for Chronicles of Narnia being religious, yes, they are, but not in an obnoxious sense. Instead of teaching the religion, they teach the same morals as the Christian religion without all the icky Christian stories. And talking animals, and a much better narrator. I recall reading somewhere that L...
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I could name an em*O*tion
Replies: 21
Views: 3086

Hangry - pissed that my house is currently at a lack of cookie dough ice cream.
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7403

My personal favourite piece of fantasy is the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, but there's a good chance you've already read that, since it seems like most of everyone has. They're incredible books, though. His writing style is incredible. For high fantasy I find that the writing style is just a...
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312510

My favourite book of all time is 1984, and it's also the scariest book I've ever read. I recently read Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke, and that would probably be my favourite book if not for 1984, just for how much it changed my perspective of the world. It /opened my mind/. Very, very good bo...
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wear-XKCD-Day
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

Those only come twice a year, though. Also, what's October 24th? October 23rd is Mole Day, right?
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wear-XKCD-Day
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

I like the idea. And even if most XKCD-ans (XKCD-ers?) don't go on the fora, it still gives those who do more of a chance of meeting each other. I also like the idea of having it on, for instance, the 13 rather than something like the third Saturday, because people go different places on different d...
by Darcey
Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

athelas wrote:
Darcey wrote:Also anyone is welcome to PM me. Can't remember if I said it before but I'm in the middle of New Jersey. I like ice cream, taking walks in isolated places, and watching cute boys program.


*pricks up ears* Just where in New Jersey? :P


Right near the great swamp, but I'm a lit geek. =P
by Darcey
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

Yeah, when I first saw this it hit me pretty hard. The ending almost didn't matter as much as the complete punch in the stomach it gave me, being reminded of that feeling. Always at the edge, never quite part of things, feeling enclosed within myself. According to Wikipedia it's called 'derealizatio...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0023: "T-Shirts"
Replies: 16
Views: 7791

This comic has inspired me to create some parody shirts of my own:

"I'm not EMO, just MISUNDERSTOOD." (Ironic parody of the original shirt which said "I'm not EVIL...".)
"My other shirt is an Abercrombie."
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0155: "Search History"
Replies: 87
Views: 26465

Ever since seeing The Shining, I always check every inch of bathrooms (especially curtained tubs) before shutting the door. Ever since seeing The Ring and various other movies, I check my closets every night for corpses before I go to bed. Also sometimes I check under my bed but I'm usually too scar...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

I am totally going to make a geek dating site. I just need to learn a bit of web programming and then I'll be set. I keep seeing people on this forum talking about how they see words in their mind, or times. I see everything in algorithms. XD Usually I block it out in daily conversation or I find my...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

I am totally going to make a geek dating site. I just need to learn a bit of web programming and then I'll be set. I keep seeing people on this forum talking about how they see words in their mind, or times. I see everything in algorithms. XD Usually I block it out in daily conversation or I find my...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

I swear, I'm not quite this mimsy in real life; xkcd's romance comics bring it out in me. Yeah, I'm not usually as desperate as I've appeared in all of my less than ten posts thus far on XKCD. ..I do mental anagrams. Or at least I did during the school year; I've mostly stopped now that I have less...
by Darcey
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 55116

Chh, stop inventing guys who would appreciate the Fibonacci sequence tapped out on their stomachs. You don't exist! I second this. Boys never seem to appreciate these things. I'm a girl, I'm kind of pretty, I'm a programmer, I would /love/ to have a long conversation about programming or literature...
by Darcey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30621

I was also reminded of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This is a really awesome comic, the idea of a button that takes you anywhere. Although... if you pressed a button for 'love', where would it actually take you? Would a hot member of whatever sex you're attracted to suddenly appear in the ele...
by Darcey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30621

Sand is not a problem when you have your towel.
by Darcey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30621

It's the holes being torn in reality as a result of this comic!

Also I imagine taking a /stairway/ to a zeppelin.
by Darcey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30621

And in the case of not enough paper, you can always write 'more paper', then continue from there.
by Darcey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0288: "Elevator"
Replies: 119
Views: 30621

I was also reminded of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This is a really awesome comic, the idea of a button that takes you anywhere. Although... if you pressed a button for 'love', where would it actually take you? Would a hot member of whatever sex you're attracted to suddenly appear in the elev...

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