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by Frimble
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Sorry I don't have a copy of the book with me. I think its in the fourth or fifth book that ron and harry fall out in this way though.

Ed. It's the Fourth book. Ron get fed up with all the attention harry gets and thinks harry put his own name in the goblet of fire.
by Frimble
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Some good points there but the thing is that they were friends for several years. Surely they would have bonded well enough that they wouldn't be separated by this?
by Frimble
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Worst Superpower
Replies: 142
Views: 33610

Re: The Worst Superpower

The ones from this show are pretty bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgQyuI7CzLM

But I'm sure I can think of a worse one. How about the ability to summon a kitten once per year?
by Frimble
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists
Replies: 50
Views: 34176

Re: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists

I just got off the phone with my brother. I haven't seen him in a couple months and I wanted to wish him a happy birthday. After chatting for a bit my brother started telling me about how he'd been researching conspiracy theories online and told me about how he'd discovered 'the weirdest coincidenc...
by Frimble
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Ah, so those words describe regimes of the underlying attributes? E.g. aggressive&helping=>masculine, tender&trusting=>feminine? Yes, basically. Ok,in that case I'd argue Ron is rather masculine and Harry his (somewhat) feminine counterpart. The general awkwardness of the Harry/Cho or Harry...
by Frimble
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Men and women and perhaps even more so boys and girls do have different psyches. http://www.devpsy.org/teaching/gender/sex_differences.pdf This is largely due to cultural norms but not entirely and this doesn't make it any less true. I'm just using the word masculine to refer to the male psyche and ...
by Frimble
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Re: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

Overly emotional I can understand but it seems to be about the wrong things. Ron getting angry with Harry because of the attention he receives I can just about understand. But Harry being angry in return just doesn't make sense. Further once they are angry with each other they go and sulk, or compla...
by Frimble
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212408

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stan

I particularly disliked "I'm the king of the Castle" by Susan Hill. A story about bullying

Spoiler:
It ends with a suicide by drowning.
by Frimble
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and Male Characterisation
Replies: 13
Views: 11687

Harry Potter and Male Characterisation

I don't really know how to explain or justify this but most of the characters in the Harry Potter books (including harry himself) seem extremely feminine to me. There is something about the way Harry and Ron fall out with each other over real or imagined slights that just doesn't seem male to me for...
by Frimble
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77375

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

I would like to see "Ender's Game" made into a film. They would have to change the bit with the fight in the shower though. Still they could set the fight somewhere else without any problem. You're in luck. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/ Awesome! Now I just need to find a copy of En...
by Frimble
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77375

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

I would like to see "Ender's Game" made into a film. They would have to change the bit with the fight in the shower though. Still they could set the fight somewhere else without any problem. I would also like to see Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve made into a film. Moving cities, Sabre duel...
by Frimble
Wed May 09, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video Game Music
Replies: 50
Views: 12486

Re: Video Game Music

by Frimble
Wed May 09, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video Game Music
Replies: 50
Views: 12486

Re: Video Game Music

Lets not forget the elder scrolls soundtracks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPEEp5R_pOo Or the portal song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RthZgszykLs or the mirrors edge soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERyxFfMqDk Ed. and oh, why not: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EMX1bYoEV0
by Frimble
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does Strength matter in your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Does Strength matter in your opinion?

Strength is important in a fight for three reasons. Firstly it allows you to strike with greater impetus, second it offers an advantage in a grapple and third well developed muscles allows you to absorb attacks particularly to the body area. But and it's a big "But" Against a well trained ...
by Frimble
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Re: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?

my vision started to go black and my balance was deteriorating Was there a lot of head movement? These symptoms could be the result of your inner ears just not being able to adjust to the quicker changes in orientation, and this causes dizziness, light-headedness, tunnel vision, etc. People forget ...
by Frimble
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Re: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?

Thanks folks, I knew that the sudden increase in exercise was the problem but I have a suspicion that the instructor was doing it deliberately. There was only three other people at the training I arrived late and they weren't doing anything like that until I turned up. Then again, maybe they were ju...
by Frimble
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Re: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?

Thanks,

I didn't drink the water fast. It was in small amounts over 2 hours or so. 3 litres of pure water would be dangerous in its self to my knowlege. Where did you hear that one?
by Frimble
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Blacking out during exercise, Is this bad?

(first post in about 3 years, Hi everyone) For three years I have been training in a martial art. I recently moved to a different town and attended training at the local club. The training was much more vigorous than at the club I usually attend and after 30-45 minutes (there was no clock I'm not su...
by Frimble
Wed May 27, 2009 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's in a number?
Replies: 74
Views: 5932

Re: What's in a number?

Yes, you can model complex numbers using ZF(C) sets. That doesn't tell you what is a number, and what isn't a number. :) Well it does tell us what is a complex number and what is not. We also have a definition for real numbers, rational numbers and natural numbers. Unless I have missed sum that wou...
by Frimble
Wed May 27, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's in a number?
Replies: 74
Views: 5932

Re: What's in a number?

Basically numbers, real or otherwise are considered to be sets (assuming you are using ZF or similar). This isn't a definition, either. You aren't making a distinction between sets we consider to be numbers and sets we don't consider to be numbers. That was not supposed to be a definition. I was ju...
by Frimble
Tue May 26, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's in a number?
Replies: 74
Views: 5932

Re: What's in a number?

This was one of the first questions I was asked upon starting my degree. The answer I gave was that a number was the cardinality of a set, to which my tutor responded "Very good, but what about pi". He then went on to tell me that I could finish the degree and without ever needing to know ...
by Frimble
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Maseiken wrote:Not quite as varied as the Wizard list but just as versatile.

Heh
Just Elderberry to post.

Ed. Oh no, He's giving up.

Er... Does anyone want to play Torek?
by Frimble
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15602

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

Once again the mist descends on the town before sunset and vanishes after sunrise, but this night the party is undisturbed by dreams.
by Frimble
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

To those who expressed an interest in taking over a character: It sees that all the original players are still able to play at present, but should any have to drop out (perhaps even temporarily) I'll contact you by PM. To the players: Keep me informed; otherwise after a week of no activity from a pl...
by Frimble
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

henre wrote:Err... hi.

:oops:

I apologise for disappearing off the face of the earth... Things started getting mega rough on my end last time I posted.

So... can I still play?

(Sorry Aethernox...)

Ok, You can post next if you like.
by Frimble
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Hmm, that leaves me with the task of RPing a stroppy female water elemental who worships thunderstorms. I am going on hollyday soon so there isn't much point in me posting yet. I'll resume the game on the 10th or 11th January. I'd hit that. ... I mean, I'd take that. Edit: Reading earlier in the th...
by Frimble
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Hmm, that leaves me with the task of RPing a stroppy female water elemental who worships thunderstorms. I am going on hollyday soon so there isn't much point in me posting yet. I'll resume the game on the 10th or 11th January.
by Frimble
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Aethernox wrote:What character(s) lack players, if I might ask?

Lyn, previously played by Gelsamel and possibly Erland (Sliver) Meyer, played by henre. Details of these characters can be found earlier in this thread.
by Frimble
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

...It seems not...

Currant players;
To keep the game running I can take over any characters not being played. Would you like me to do this?
by Frimble
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Bump.

It looks as though we are missing at least one player, does anyone else on the forum want to join in this game?
by Frimble
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Very good. Are you going to be able to play Gelsamel?
by Frimble
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Ok... So does anyone on the forum fancy playing a water elemental or an ascetic gorilla?
by Frimble
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

If one of the players drops out, I'll have someone else take their character. There was no shortage of interest in the game so it shouldn't be hard.

So long as Gelsamel and henre are going to play some time it's fine by me though.
by Frimble
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

That's fine, we'll put the game on hold until you are both able to play. (I'm quite busy too at the moment in any case.)

Good luck with the exams.
by Frimble
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

so, has the game died? Quite possibly, there are a few more things I can try first though. It's basically down to henre, Sir_Elderberry and Gelsamel to RP out whatever it is they need to discuss. I could, I suppose skip ahead to the next morning instead, but this will still require them to play at ...
by Frimble
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15602

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

Sliver finds Lyn in her room...
by Frimble
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15602

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

((I assume this is to people in "the traveller."))

The responses invariably amount to: "I'm not from round here. I don't know anyone here called Tim. Please don't hurt me. "
by Frimble
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble
Replies: 320
Views: 15602

Re: Play-by-Post D&D game DM'd by Frimble

((lets say eight o'clock. It should probably be earlier realisticaly, but I'd like to speed ahead a bit to the point where I can introduce Awia again.))
by Frimble
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)
Replies: 278
Views: 19413

Re: Another Play-by-Post? (D&D)

Maseiken wrote:Tritos goes to bed.
((I figure we've been awake for quite awhile now...))

Yes, you can all do whatever it is your character does in the evening first though.

(Anything from checking weapons and reciting prayers to drinking yourselves senseless!)

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