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by Vellyr
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain Me Some Weight
Replies: 16
Views: 2736

Re: Gain Me Some Weight

I'm like some of the previous posters in that I can't gain weight at all no matter how much I eat. I've recently been going to the gym and lifting regularly, and in about 6 months I've been steadily gaining weight from 120 to 138 lbs. The important things that I've found are to A) Lift like you mean...
by Vellyr
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 12013

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

I notice you have all of the citrus fruits at the same difficulty level except for clementine, why is that? It seems to me that all citrus fruits except maybe grapefruit are about the same difficulty to peel and segment.
by Vellyr
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Minor obsessions
Replies: 103
Views: 11642

Re: Minor obsessions

I am completely unwilling to schedule anything outside of 15-minute intervals. As a result, my school's 48-minute classes give me fits.
by Vellyr
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 199133

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

I've been studying Japanese for 2 years now, but I guess the teaching method my school uses is a bit odd. I would write an introduction, but I don't get to that until my 11th unit, which I'm starting next week. I thought I could read Japanese pretty well before I came to this thread, but I can only ...
by Vellyr
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vampiritic electronic tattoos (not spam)
Replies: 135
Views: 14061

Re: Vampiritic electronic tattoos (not spam)

edit: so i'm a troll because I'm not a liberal technophile? In case you haven't noticed, this is a forum for liberal technophiles. Well I shouldn't even say liberal, I'm a conservative technophile, and even to me the stuff you're saying sounds more like rank stupidity than a right-handed viewpoint....
by Vellyr
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 12013

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/Rhaegar19/Fruit.jpg This is blasphemy, I drink a glass of pure grapefruit juice every morning. Next to ginger, it's got to be one of my favorite flavors. I guess getting past the "YYEARRRGGHGHH.." is an acquired taste. Anyway, I made the grapefruit lo...
by Vellyr
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?
Replies: 47
Views: 7278

Re: Do some of you buy RPG Source books just to read them?

I actually bought the 2nd ed. monster manual just to read, and then later found out from my friend that there was actually a whole game to go with it, who would have thought?
by Vellyr
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers
Replies: 42
Views: 6645

Re: Why do you never hear of Evil/Mad Engineers

I suspect that it's because most people don't draw a mental distinction between scientists and engineers
by Vellyr
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Worst Peripheral You Have Ever Purchased
Replies: 76
Views: 7163

Re: Worst Peripheral You Have Ever Purchased

The Les Paul guitar hero controller. Damn thing gave me cubital tunnel for a month. Playing a real guitar is hard enough on your hands and forearms, let alone a tiny little piece of crap that bends your arms in new and interesting directions.
by Vellyr
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad
Replies: 129
Views: 10556

Re: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad

Riftwar series by Raymond Feist. I found that it read similarly to a DnD campaign I wrote when I was 15. It was like Middle Earth 2.0 + Feudal Japanese aliens from another dimension. Very poor writing and character development besides that.
by Vellyr
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books everyone seems to hate that you think are good
Replies: 89
Views: 10529

Re: Books everyone seems to hate that you think are good

Several of Terry Goodkind's books, in particular Faith of the Fallen and A Wizard's First Rule. Everyone seems to think he's a pervert and overly verbose when it comes to philosophy, which is probably true, but he has his moments.
by Vellyr
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11775

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

ASoIF, George RR Martin (someday he'll publish the second half of book 4...) The books got steadily better until the fourth one, which like you said, was only really half a book. If you count books 4 and 5 as one book (as they were originally planned), then I have high hopes that it will continue t...
by Vellyr
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Growing organs and other stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 2410

Growing organs and other stuff

I recently read this article, in which a team of scientists managed to grow a functional rat heart in a lab. Obviously this would be pretty cool for use in humans, but I'm wondering just how cool. I'm not a biologist, so I don't know a lot about this stuff, and the question that immediately popped i...
by Vellyr
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 461
Views: 46308

Re: Transhumanism

What if we could slow it down, and alter bits and then speed it back up to normal? What if you have a single cell of your brain removed, and then replaced with a nanite, does that destroy you? Does 100 nanites destroy you? 1000? 1 million? It would only be an arbitrary number after all, but is ther...
by Vellyr
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Would this work? (Homemade ginger extract)
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Re: Would this work? (Homemade ginger extract)

I'm also a rather big fan of ginger. I don't really know anything about making candy, but it seems like that brown sludge would also be good if you made it thicker and formed some kind of crystal or taffy with it. On another ginger-related note, I found some Reed's ginger brew while wandering my loc...
by Vellyr
Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243577

Re: Fire and Ice?

Whats the necromancer guy up to?


Methinks he's turning the remains of Gregor Clegane into some sort of undead monstrosity
by Vellyr
Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?
Replies: 257
Views: 25753

Re: Where is this "Right wing religion imposing bullshit"?

I'm an agnostic, but I'm also very conservative. It really makes me ill the way liberals (obviously not the ones running for office, but the general population) are using anti-religious propaganda to discredit the right wing as a whole and get atheists and agnostics riled up for their socialist luna...
by Vellyr
Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Marital Arts
Replies: 207
Views: 31485

Re: Marital Arts

I'm a blue belt in Chong Shin Kwan, although I haven't trained in several years. CSK is a local style that combines elements of judo, aikido, karate, and Tae Kwon Do. It's a good balance of grapple/locks and strikes in my opinion, we also got some Bo training. The problem with this style though, or ...
by Vellyr
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193721

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

My fingers are double jointed, my favorite thing to do when people go "what's wrong with your fingers, eew" is to bend the first joint backwards, then bend the second joint forwards so that my hands look like some sort of scary claws. I also have an outie bellybutton and a small diamond-sh...
by Vellyr
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: question about cats
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: question about cats

One of my cats likes it a lot, but I usually don't like to scratch him there for too long because a huge ball of hair starts to collect behind my fingers and it's pretty gross. My other cat hates being touched anywhere on his rear half, to the point that if his butt happens to be touching something,...
by Vellyr
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 47328

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: America's Inaction

The thing that strikes me most about customers being stupid is their failure to read. At the ice cream shop where I used to work, we have an item called a "gelati" <je-la-tee>, which is sort of like a parfait. Hundreds of people come up to the window every day and order a "gelato"...
by Vellyr
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 249162

Re: Final Fantasy series.... favorites?

Out of the ones you haven't played, VIII is the best in my opinion. X is my favorite. XII was amazing except that the battle system just isn't fun (setting up gambits is interesting, but after that you're pretty much just a spectator) and the plot is kind of dry. The art, the characters, and the oth...
by Vellyr
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I really like food, especially breakfast
Replies: 19
Views: 3071

Re: I really like food, especially breakfast

I like breakfast, but I never wake up in time to eat it.
by Vellyr
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Splitting Sides
Replies: 63
Views: 5750

Re: Splitting Sides

5'6, 121 doesn't sound that unhealthy to me, not being able to run for 10 minutes might be a bad thing though. I was in a similar situation, I've never considered myself scrawny but I've always been pretty slim (currently 5'10 135). You've mentioned running, but are you doing any lifting? Hopefully ...
by Vellyr
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271416

Re: Recommend a book

I'll recommend Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, the only book I've read that manages to be both hilarious and truly existential at the same time. Also, the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. I'm honestly surprised that the thread on these forums isn't more active, considering it's t...
by Vellyr
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New desert mammal caught on film for the first time
Replies: 29
Views: 2769

Re: New desert mammal caught on film for the first time

While researchers don't know how G. hammeri used its tail, some of its relatives are thought to have wielded their tails as weapons, cracking the tail at supersonic speeds to produce a ground-shaking boom. Does anyone else think that this sounds incredibly cool? It makes me wonder how they deduced ...
by Vellyr
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Meaning of Life.
Replies: 31
Views: 2967

Re: The Meaning of Life.

Other people have echoed this sentiment, but I'll rearticulate it from my point of view. I think it comes down to semantics. It depends on what your criteria for accepting something as a "meaning" or "purpose" are. This can be defined as the scope which human life holds significa...
by Vellyr
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hair length
Replies: 78
Views: 4617

Re: Hair length

I'm a male and my hair is curly and about 2-3 inches usually. I'll let it grow really long until it becomes an unsightly 'fro, then I have it cut down to 1 inch and begin the cycle again.

Is anyone besides me relieved by the lack of bald women in this thread?
by Vellyr
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Weird stuff on Google maps, a mystery
Replies: 47
Views: 5018

Re: Weird stuff on Google maps, a mystery

What on earth is this!? http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=abu+simbel&sll=29.976926,31.130984&sspn=0.003322,0.004973&ie=UTF8&ll=46.745037,106.907272&spn=0.336421,0.63652&t=k&z=11&iwloc=addr&om=1 Edit: duh, t...
by Vellyr
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2851409

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: sometimes I get depressed by reading xkcd. The thought process goes something like this:

-There are a lot of people nerdier than me on xkcd
-People talk about sex a decent amount on xkcd
-Therefore, people nerdier than me are getting laid
-I'm not
-[list of my various inadequacies here]
by Vellyr
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3408
Views: 794563

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a dream the other night where I died in a most brutal fashion, and I didn't wake up. I don't remember what the dream was about or what happened after I died, all I know is that it was unpleasant and that I felt the sensation of being killed. I also had a dream the other night where I was lost ...
by Vellyr
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Aspartame Debate
Replies: 42
Views: 5161

Re: Aspartame. Worth worrying about or not?

Aspartame gives me headaches and stomach cramps, and it tastes disgusting. Lucky for me I have a high metabolism, so when I do drink pop, I'm fine with the stuff containing real sugar.
by Vellyr
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's a series of tubes!
Replies: 34
Views: 3050

Re: It's a series of tubes!

Forgive me for being ignorant, but where did this whole "series of tubes" thing come from anyway? It sounded like an actual quote from someone in the YTMND.
by Vellyr
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 311952

Re: What is your favourite book?

My favorite single book of all time would probably have to be Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. It's about immortals and beets, and it's one of the few books that really made me think about life while being absolutely hilarious at the same time. Snow Crash and A Song of Ice and Fire are also great, ...
by Vellyr
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243577

Re: Fire and Ice?

This series is awesome, not much to say about it though because GRRM is a slow ass-writer. I heard they're making an HBO adaptation, so I might have to get cable just to see that.
by Vellyr
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1226101

Re: Picture Pwn4ge!

If it's gonn' rain, I won't get wet if I have one of these!

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by Vellyr
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9352564

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

FT: Considering I've been looking at porn since I was 11, I'm amazed that I've never been caught

and yes, guro fans scare me too fiddler
by Vellyr
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Anywhere, USA (Part 1)
Replies: 1191
Views: 85658

Re: Anywhere, USA (Part 1)

OOG: I'd like to join, but I need a clarification of the rules before I choose my character. Is it acceptable to be a villain with megalomaniacal, possibly murderous tendencies? Or is there some directive that's meant to keep conflict and possible character deaths to a minimum. I'm not talking Jason...
by Vellyr
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 259
Views: 114800

Re: Coffee

The only thing I ever order is a vanilla latte with whipped cream, not the manliest of drinks, but I like it.
by Vellyr
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1444707

Re: Man Thread: urgghhh Graaag!

How can you go wrong with names like "The handicapped arachnid" and "The guess if I'm a pimp or a wizard"

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