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by steewi
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521042

Re: Postify your facerity

Zohar wrote:This is not my face but it's so cool I couldn't help but share! A friend of mine made me this for my birthday. It's so awesome! I love it!

Spoiler:
Front.JPG

Side.JPG

Back.JPG

It's Totoro!

*Sings* To-to-ro to-toooo-ro ...

Cute!
by steewi
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 450184

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

想不到这里竟然有人讨论中文学习.我是中国人,中文的确很难.而且,大多数人所学习的是普通话,可能无法理解中国的各种方言--我自己也不能完全懂. 也许,中文要比德语简单,哈哈. It's amazing that you are talking about learning Chinese in this forum.Chinese is hard to learn for most people--even Chinese ourselves.So, don't be scared, there are many intresting and shocking ideas in Chinese...
by steewi
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 74592

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

I only just got to Epitaph One now. That was frickin' awesome. What I think the idea is with these is that Joss (or in this case Jed and Maurissa) have an extra episode at the end of each season that continues the Epitaph story. So at the end of season two, they pick up from after Zone, Mag ...
by steewi
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 450184

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

想不到这里竟然有人讨论中文学习.我是中国人,中文的确很难.而且,大多数人所学习的是普通话,可能无法理解中国的各种方言--我自己也不能完全懂. 也许,中文要比德语简单,哈哈. It's amazing that you are talking about learning Chinese in this forum.Chinese is hard to learn for most people--even Chinese ourselves.So, don't be scared, there are many intresting and shocking ideas in Chinese...
by steewi
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Jane Austen, back from the Dawn of the Dead
Replies: 19
Views: 2975

Re: Jane Austen, back from the Dawn of the Dead

This thread reminds me that I never actually finished P&P&Z. The novelty was great! But the reality was a little disappointing.
by steewi
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Socks for SexyTalon!
Replies: 77
Views: 7908

Re: Happy SocksyTalon Appreciation Day!

We all know what might be wrong with me. Insanity!

And here's an unwanted picture of my socks:
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by steewi
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Socks for SexyTalon!
Replies: 77
Views: 7908

Re: Happy SocksyTalon Appreciation Day!

I could, but I don't think my man-legs are in SexyTalon's best interests. Rugby socks socks socks!
by steewi
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How I surprise people
Replies: 66
Views: 5368

Re: How I surprise people

I surprise people by dancing. I'm a slightly balding, approaching thirty, bearded, tubby guy. But I can dance. Funky, polka, salsa, minuet, whatever, I can pull off a decent fake version if I don't know it anyway. People just don't expect it of me. Oh, and I can belly dance better than most women.
by steewi
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636606

Re: Doctor Who

Ah, but did you notice who was going to be playing the Master? It was more than one person listed, and Oh me yarm Oh awesomesauce choice! I could only find one. Who besides John Simm, who is freaking amazing Oh, wait, it's been corrected. Before, they had Timothy Dalton listed as The Master, but no...
by steewi
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Wedding Gift (warning: image heavy)
Replies: 9
Views: 5882

Re: A Wedding Gift (warning: image heavy)

Very neat. That's a unique present that you'd not be forgetting. And with that much effort going into it, they'd have to appreciate it.
by steewi
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636606

Re: Doctor Who

Huh? I haven't seen anything like that on BBCAmerica. They're doing a year of post-fourth-season specials (Christmas '08 was "The Next Doctor", Easter was "Planet of the Dead", November is "Waters of Mars", and then there's a Christmas and New Year's double-episode thi...
by steewi
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: expressions/turns of phrase tha you love . . . share the joy
Replies: 52
Views: 6282

Re: expressions/turns of phrase tha you love . . . share the joy

fartleberries - excrement left hanging around the anus.

A word I should have heard before. I love it. So much better than 'dags' - my previous vocabulary's equivalent.
by steewi
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1220770

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

At least, the more time passes, the more people seem to be genuinely upset about this, including outside the LGBT community. It's encouraging. But I still can't believe it. Some of the injured kids in the hospitals don't have families visiting them. Some haven't come out. Hundreds of teenagers will...
by steewi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521042

Re: Postify your facerity

Period Goatboy FTW!

What? I like that sort of facial hair. It's great!
by steewi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual Plots
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Unusual Plots

1984 has an ending that sucks quite a bit. I would like to see more stories where the events happening in the story affect the real world more. Most stories sort of have two "zones". The "Normal" world and the "Plot" world. Usually these two zones only interact when it...
by steewi
Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1220770

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

For those near Australian capital cities (except Darwin) this weekend, there's a National Day of Action for same-sex marriage . There will be protests, mass illegal weddings &c. I hope to get to the Melbourne one depending on study/travel commitments. Maybe the Canberra one if I'm there. You're...
by steewi
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Colloquial SI units
Replies: 33
Views: 5198

Re: Colloquial SI units

I use mils to replace both millilitres and millimetres. It's generally obvious whether you're talking about liquid volume or distance. A kilometre is a k (kay), a kilogram is a kilo. Most other units are rare enough that I don't use them enough to shorten them, except centimetres. I could do with an...
by steewi
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Curious about areas of linguistics you are involved in.
Replies: 44
Views: 4500

Re: Curious about areas of linguistics you are involved in.

E. "What did you bring that book I don't like to be read to out of up for?" I and II are not grammatical sentences in English. I'll give you III, but it's awkward for me. This is where I give up. You won't be convinced. EDIT: Actually, I'm curious. "Fix" these for me, please? A....
by steewi
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2521042

Re: Postify your facerity

d33p wrote:It's orange-y (since my friend used her phone and I don't have a camera anymore) and a bit sketchy, but I dig my new Sabertooth facial hair and wanted to share.
d33ptooth.JPG

fdfsdklfj! Translation: I like it.
by steewi
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Poem Identification please
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: Poem Identification please

It's apparently called Evidently Chickentown, by John Cooper Clarke.
by steewi
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Corny Chekhov's Gun uses
Replies: 34
Views: 5038

Re: Corny Chekhov's Gun uses

I can't remember which sitcom it was (I want to say Family Guy), but they played off the Bible In Pocket cliche. The guy is jewish, and the bullet goes right through his pocket torah because it's only half as thick (old testament). Innaccurate but great. See also Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (the movie, not...
by steewi
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2390876

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

good confession! Changing diet and weightloss stuff I've had a similar change recently. I've gone from having about 1.5L of soft drink a day on average to none, and I've started making my own lunches and non-home dinners - no take-away or fast food allowed. I'm spending about a quarter (or less) of...
by steewi
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Petition For Apple's next OS name
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Petition For Apple's next OS name

I thought it was OS王 - OS-King, given that 王 is the character for king in Chinese (and Japanese and Korean...)
by steewi
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Mind's Eye
Replies: 16
Views: 1290

Re: The Mind's Eye

Probably the most fun would be to visualise your ideal sexual partner(s)/situation. In detail. Start simply, and then get more detailed. What are they doing? How? With what? Where? In what order? What next? What are they wearing? What colour eyes, hair, etc? Tattoos? On a completely different techni...
by steewi
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to clean socks
Replies: 20
Views: 1873

Re: Best way to clean socks

Does orientation matter when it comes to cleaning socks? Being gay doesn't make washing clothes easier. /foolish I {theoretically} keep them right way out so any larger stuff stuck on them (from when I walk around wearing socks but not shoes, like my mother told me not to) washes out more easily. I...
by steewi
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie Theatre Etiquette
Replies: 101
Views: 8962

Re: Movie Theatre Etiquette

The cinema is too expensive though, and it's ridiculous that they charge more for tickets bought online than those bought at the cinema. Oh, they do that there too? Wow. I don't think the tickets are too expensive, they're about 9$ and there are a lot of credit card companies that offer 2-for-1 dea...
by steewi
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Curious about areas of linguistics you are involved in.
Replies: 44
Views: 4500

Re: Curious about areas of linguistics you are involved in.

Phonetics/Acoustics
Tone
Chinese
Historical reconstruction

I don't consider myself limited to these, but they're my primary interests, and the subject of my thesis.
by steewi
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie Theatre Etiquette
Replies: 101
Views: 8962

Re: Movie Theatre Etiquette

8) Give a round of applause at the end of a movie. This is more of a social experiment I've been conducting to see if I can create infectious applause. With the exception of Star Trek, current attempts have been unsuccessful. This has happened in a couple of movies I've been to (I can't remember wh...
by steewi
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Keepin' busy at work without going nuts
Replies: 31
Views: 2886

Re: Keepin' busy at work without going nuts

Chainmail sounds like fun. Once you have the technique going, I've heard it's pretty simple to do mindlessly (like knitting, but manlier).
by steewi
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: GLBT lit
Replies: 42
Views: 6728

Re: GLBT lit

Since we mentioned a few comics, I'd also recommend some of The Authority--cool series, which is basically about a proactive Justice League, and the Batman & Superman analogues are a gay couple with a kid. The Batman analogue, Midnighter, also had (has?) his own series, with a particularly grea...
by steewi
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Every male/female word
Replies: 44
Views: 21699

Re: Every male/female word

languages like French, Spanish, etc. which have gender on all nouns don't really have the feminist movement that calls for the removal of gendered nouns like chairman, etc. Actually, I'm a Spaniard, and I can tell you that we have a feminist movement with much bigger goals than yours. As you say, t...
by steewi
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1220770

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

It's amazing how difficult it can be to come out even when there's no loss to be had, or even if you know you'll have a positive response. It's a problem I've had on many occasions and one I didn't live up to. I came out to someone I know through here (due to meeting them here...). It was exhilarati...
by steewi
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1220770

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

So I've kinda been thinking... (spoiler'd for "gee, that was longer than I intended") I really need to talk to someone IRL (not that you guys are doing a bad job, of course). Just coming out, even without a specific category to fit into, will be better than it is now. I can't ...
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 232192

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I wrote this after hearing my family teaching my nephew homophobia: You cannot understand the end, The meaning of your words. You speak of things you do not know And turn a sweetened taste to curds. You cannot see the tiny pause. You cannot comprehend the cause. I hear your off-hand moral speech And...
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: GLBT lit
Replies: 42
Views: 6728

Re: GLBT lit

Generally however, I have to advise avoidment of books that class themselves prominently as 'LGBT'- I have found them, save those that have been specifically recommended to me by friends, to be rather shallow romances, somewhat PWP. That's a problem I've found. The LGBT sections in the two places i...
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 636606

Re: Doctor Who

Tom Baker Doctor refused to eliminate the Daleks as well in Genesis of the Daleks.

The Doctor is definitely True Neutral or Chaotic Neutral, when it comes down to it. He's a morality unto himself.
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Every male/female word
Replies: 44
Views: 21699

Re: Every male/female word

The phrase you're after is "marked gender", or more specifically "lecically marked gender". It's common, of course, in languages where every nown has a gender (or noun class), but English has it to a degree. Slightly OT: languages like French, Spanish, etc. which have gender on a...
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trashy Romance Novels with X
Replies: 37
Views: 4102

Re: Trashy Romance Novels with X

Trashy Romance Novels with ghosts Athelberht had died, alone and loveless in the 9th century. Now he haunts a mansion in a tiny hamlet just outside Whitby. The family who owns the haunted mansion don't live there, and no one will rent it. Poor Athelberht has no one to haunt, and is a failure as ...
by steewi
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2390876

Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Confession: My socks match my underwear. I find this very amusing and secretly satisfying. I don't usually match any of my clothing.
by steewi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Vwl Rfrm
Replies: 53
Views: 4864

Re: Vwl Rfrm

You might be interested in the fact that there are languages which have no real need for vowels in the written form, one example being Nuxálk, which is a nearly dead language spoken up the Canadian We(s)t Coast. All vowels are more or less a slight variation of "a", so the language could ...

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