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by axilog14
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: This is the title of the first post.
Replies: 112
Views: 9844

This is the title of the third post of the second page.

This post has seven words in it.
by axilog14
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0681: "Gravity Wells"
Replies: 205
Views: 57311

Re: "Gravity Wells" Discussion

The things making noise on Titan...is that a Vonnegut reference? That was my thought also. If it is, then well done, as that's one of my favorite books ever. One of mine as well. Amazing science-fiction. This is what I'm talking about, if anyone's wondering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirens_of_t...
by axilog14
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 143628

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

Hopefully I don't get hit by rocks for this, but...

"Careless Whisper" by Seether.
by axilog14
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Rock Opera
Replies: 16
Views: 3724

Re: Rock Opera

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Seconded. The story is moving in a mind-screwy sort of way. And "The Origin of Love" made me want to pick up Plato's Symposium the minute I heard it. And on the off-chance that anybody here has even heard Psychoderelict , there's supposed to be some sort of mini-...
by axilog14
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: (500) Days of Summer
Replies: 38
Views: 7585

Re: 500 Days of Summer

My friend just posted this hilarious Facebook status related to this movie. The gist of it is pretty much: just gave an ultimatum this afternoon regarding girls who watched 500 Days Of Summer saying they want to have a guy like Tom. It went like this, "[If you're all looking for a Tom then why ...
by axilog14
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Current Graduating Year's Generation Defining Movie
Replies: 37
Views: 5449

Re: The Current Graduating Year's Generation Defining Movie

I humbly nominate Juno.

The Chumscrubber is also cool, but that one's not as widely-known.
by axilog14
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Humoungous Oscar Movie List (Best Picture)
Replies: 33
Views: 7079

Re: The Humoungous Oscar Movie List (Best Picture)

Good heavens. The movies in my list fall in three categories: "Watched In Full", "Watched Parts Of", "Have A Video Of (I'll Get Around To Watching It, I Swear)" There's also "Would Love To Watch Someday", but that list would be too long. 1971 A Clockwork Orang...
by axilog14
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48643

Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

So our college yearbook pictorials are coming up soon, and there's this "creative shot" part where we're allowed to dress as whatever we want as long as we provide our own props. Now I'm interested in going as something that's recognizably geeky and original without being too obscure or mo...
by axilog14
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Free Rice
Replies: 88
Views: 11525

Re: Free Rice

Mostly I seem to hover somewhere in the 32-45 range, depending on how badly I flub a word or how lucky my guesses are. The obscure/made-up-sounding ones were fun, I'm going to enjoy working "hoyden" and "odalisque" in everyday conversation somehow :P Must... stop... need... sleep...
by axilog14
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nightmares
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Nightmares

I've started having recurring nightmares since I was a kid, and lately they would always involve either my old grade school (either the hallways or the auditorium) or the cafeteria of my old high school. In hindsight they amuse me now, and make me wish I was as creative awake as I was during REM sle...
by axilog14
Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Feel-good movies
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Feel-good movies

And to add to the Ben Stiller-y goodness, I also like Mystery Men . I seem to get the default "feel good" sensation whenever I watch almost any Disney animated movie, particularly when I'm in nostalgia mode. But then I guess that goes without saying. When I'm in a funk though I usually ten...
by axilog14
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)
Replies: 128
Views: 74150

Re: Trigger Warnings: The Directory (Now Transmedium!)

As noted before, trigger warning for The Duchess marital rape Also, a big one for that Joan of Arc movie The Messenger protagonist's older sister gets killed and violated in the first 15 minutes And though I haven't watched it yet, I've heard Irreversible should go without saying. Same goes for ...
by axilog14
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: (500) Days of Summer
Replies: 38
Views: 7585

(500) Days of Summer

(mildly surprised there wasn't a thread for this one yet) So what do XKCDers think of this movie? Personally I still cannot tell whether "This is not a love story" was a load of BS or not. It did have sort of an anti-gushy aesthetic to it, but it certainly wasn't an anti-love story or what...
by axilog14
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 19064

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

On the order of poems and short stories there are too frickin' many to count. But these books and plays particularly stood out for me: Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits - high school book report, liked it probably because I identified with a lot of the characters in it Albert Camus' The Plague -...
by axilog14
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Animation as Art: We watch it for the scenery porn
Replies: 18
Views: 4481

Re: Animation as Art: We watch it for the scenery porn

New entry to artsy animation: the "Monty Python" style. Okay, the only Monty Python I've ever actually watched was Life of Brian , so its opening is pretty much my lone firsthand experience of their animations. It may seem a little dated today, but it's still a pretty fun-to-watch cool vin...
by axilog14
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Choose /My/ Adventure Game
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Choose /My/ Adventure Game

I think it's a good idea to set some firm ground rules first before proceeding an undertaking like this. Obviously you start with something basic, like "Don't suggest anything overtly illegal" or anything to that effect. Then you have to pick a simple premise to your game that's inherently...
by axilog14
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your outlandish TV/movie concepts?
Replies: 77
Views: 14534

Re: Your outlandish TV/movie concepts?

That sounds like fringe crossed with the office. Funny, I thought it was more like Doctor Horrible crossed with Big Bang Theory. Had two new show concept ideas... one of them is a musical. (Damn you Glee and High School Musical!) Lame Show Idea One: Writer's Block: The Musical Exactly what it s...
by axilog14
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Toy Story 3! ^^;
Replies: 87
Views: 23818

Re: Toy Story 3! ^^;

I have to say, Spanish Buzz made me laugh more than it probably should have. :oops:
by axilog14
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Arbitrary status declaration!
Replies: 137
Views: 17505

Re: Arbitrary status declaration!

I am Ramen Breath! Prince of the Dusty Shelves and Champion of the Poststructuralist Hunter-Gatherers! the least of your concerns.
by axilog14
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 243769

Re: Scavenger Hunt

This should be a stretch... how about a real-life cubist-ish cat?

life inventsville ferine.jpg
Trippy kitty
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Let's see a terror that flaps in the night.
by axilog14
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47834

Re: Books that made you cry

Last book I remember that made me cry (or at least feel quite wistful) was Michel Houellebecq's The Possibility of an Island , right before Daniel24 died, which corresponded with the time Daniel1 either realized he was falling out of love with Isabelle or had just met Esther for the first time. Chee...
by axilog14
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96298
Views: 7777335

Re: Count to a Million

21,595
by axilog14
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: I remember when...
Replies: 118
Views: 10838

Re: I remember when...

I remember when we watched Looney Tunes on LaserDisc. And then made copies of them on VHS. I was five years old.

I remember when Grandpa was asking my mom to get him Casablanca on Betamax. That was three months ago.
by axilog14
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mystery Google - You get what the person before you searched
Replies: 41
Views: 4512

Re: Mystery Google - You get what the person before you searched

I put in "goodnight bad morning" (after that song by The Kills)

I got "mark paul bernardo wilmington massachusetts"

:shock:
by axilog14
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48643

Re: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas

If you feel like being "offensive against your core group", you can dress up as any one of these:

Spoiler:
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by axilog14
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jennifer's Body
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: Jennifer's Body

Do I smell a Razzie for this movie? :P I probably wouldn't be as harsh as to call Fox "overrated", though I do find the fixation on her as a perennial celebrity "bombshell" mind-boggling. I mean, she appeared in one movie about giant robots and all of a sudden she's sexuality inc...
by axilog14
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 90206

Re: High School Pranks

I bet some of Improv Everywhere's missions might make for good, harmless pranks. There's a YouTube video of high school seniors who did that "freeze in place for 5 minutes" thing in a school hallway. Disrupted the class schedule for a bit, but noone was hurt. :)
by axilog14
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, naturally)
Replies: 80
Views: 13892

Re: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter

Not to mention that those basic classes, like algebra and world history seem to missing from the curriculum too. It can't hurt anyone trying herbology to know some basic plant science, nor anyone who uses astronomy for any purpose to know some physics. I mean, even in the wizarding world objects fo...
by axilog14
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96298
Views: 7777335

Re: Count to a Million

21,564
by axilog14
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are being shagged by a rare parrot
Replies: 24
Views: 3783

Re: You are being shagged by a rare parrot

"Look, he's so happy!" :D

Stephen Fry's talking all throughout was just the icing on the cake.
by axilog14
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lyttle Lyton
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

Re: Lyttle Lyton

Oh, this contest is full of win. :lol: Er... I mean, the premise... not the... see, they're the worst... Oh, never mind. we should be laughing at your entry, not with it. pretty much sums up the spirit of this whole thing :) EDIT: Gasp! Little did Beethoven know, on that cold December morning in 177...
by axilog14
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, naturally)
Replies: 80
Views: 13892

Re: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter

Just wanted to touch on this one point: Pretty much everything about Hogwarts is hilarious incompetant in both forms of HP. In year 1, they had a troll in their bathrooms. In year 2, they had a basilisk nearly murder several people (and a cat). In year 3, a runaway "murderer" torments the ...
by axilog14
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What ever happened to Back Cover Descriptions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: What ever happened to Back Cover Descriptions?

Personally I'm pretty ambivalent when it comes to back cover synopses on books. On the one hand it's annoying to not have a clue what kind of book it is without the description. Yes, thankfully the inside flaps do have the descriptions, but then you get those anal-retentive bookstores that still sel...
by axilog14
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Glee
Replies: 77
Views: 12152

Re: Glee

I love the music, but I also secretly keep hoping the story would take on a more interesting direction aside from all the formulaic teen drama we've seen so far. (So far I'm still up to the episode where Mercedes breaks Kurt's window during the bikini car wash.) I have to admit I'm curious as to how...
by axilog14
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT:Creepy
Replies: 477
Views: 90130

Re: ITT:Creepy

I keep meaning to check out Dionaea House and Ted's Caving Story in full when I have more free time. And less lily-liveredness. I really liked the Henri Beauchamp and Candle Cove ones when I first read them though. This site in better days used to be the epicenter of much good Southeast Asia-based r...
by axilog14
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 204214

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Loving the recommendations here :) I need to listen to more music. Okay, I can't argue with Radiohead, Pink Floyd, RHCP and every other band mentioned showing up here, and the mention of Matchbox Twenty's "Long Day" in the first page made me smile too. My own personal contributions to this...
by axilog14
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21968

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

I could totally imagine a new succession of xkcd strips starring Pith Hat Guy.
by axilog14
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your outlandish TV/movie concepts?
Replies: 77
Views: 14534

Re: Your outlandish TV/movie concepts?

a modern team of fedora-wearing heroes... only written as a bunch of wannabe hero-geeks who figure in this hypothetical TV pilot of mine involving the San Diego Comic-Con Okay, it's basically The Big Bang Theory meets Mystery Men with more token minorities. Oh, and in the first episode someone save...
by axilog14
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dan Brown's new book. The Lost Symbol. (Spoilers)
Replies: 31
Views: 10541

Re: Dan Brown's new book. (Spoilers)

and the main character in so many of them is almost as bad a Mary/Marty Sue as Bella Swan. Oh thank God, I thought I was the only one who noticed. Even when I first read it a few years ago and wasn't familiar with the Mary Sue concept I thought "Both the author and lead character are Harvard p...
by axilog14
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Animation as Art: We watch it for the scenery porn
Replies: 18
Views: 4481

Re: Animation as Art: We watch it for the scenery porn

Seconded on the Miyazaki praise and "Rabbit of Seville" nods :) Oooh, here's an obvious one I forgot under Animated Shorts: music videos . Excellent way to showcase one-off styles and concepts while keeping it palatable for a non-art-film crowd. Probably the most accessible channel for ani...

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