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Postby bbctol » Thu May 24, 2007 12:13 am UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:
Somnia wrote:And I hold super geeky parties where people get together just to watch Firefly or play Diplomacy.


You play Diplomacy? Any interest of playing a online game? I haven't played in so long, I *almost* forget how to...


I'm in if this ever happens. Me, my brother, and his friends have long tournaments that are never finished all the time.

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Postby chrispy1 » Thu May 24, 2007 1:00 am UTC

Ren wrote:"Qat" is old news. Ever used "Faqir"? Best q-without-u word ever, because everyone's heard of it but no one expects it! Or "qi" works in blocks, too. That's why the two-letter words are so important, playing in-line with another word racks up points like nobody's business.


OK, I concede defeat. Other cool "q" words:

quassia (type of tree)
quassin (major component of above, very bitter and used in treating fevers)
quillaia (yet another tree - am i catching on a theme here?)
quintan (recurring every fifth day)
quinsy (actually I think I'll name my first born son this. means a peritonsilluar abscess.... :lol: )

OK, so who's sitting here with his copy of Dolrand's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (28th Ed) open to the "Q"s? Not me, nope nope nope...

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Postby German Sausage » Thu May 24, 2007 1:31 am UTC

Jadestone wrote:
thefiddler wrote:I dislike drama, I hate romance, love is silly, and rational thought is much better than emotions.


Agreed.
Well, not counting Drama as in Drama club, cause that's fun, esspecally when we play Random games that turn out very amusing. Otherwise, the rational thought>emotions is the philosephy I tend to go by.


that does not sound like much fun at all... you've changed, caitlin, you've changed...
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu May 24, 2007 1:37 am UTC

I think it's time for a Diplomacy Thread. *Tries to figure where to put it*

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Postby chrispy1 » Thu May 24, 2007 1:50 am UTC

Things that make me smile (look at the counts...........)

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Narsil wrote:For the record, I am not:
b)obsessed with penii, I just have bad luck and they follow me everywh...

SpitValve wrote:And as for Optimus being influenced by Buddhism, I severly doubt it.

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Postby warriorness » Thu May 24, 2007 2:17 am UTC

chrispy1 wrote:Things that make me smile (look at the counts...........)

Image


Things that make me cry in agony: shitty JPG compression on images that clearly don't need it
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Postby thefiddler » Thu May 24, 2007 4:55 am UTC

German Sausage wrote:
Jadestone wrote:
thefiddler wrote:I dislike drama, I hate romance, love is silly, and rational thought is much better than emotions.

Agreed.
Well, not counting Drama as in Drama club, cause that's fun, esspecally when we play Random games that turn out very amusing. Otherwise, the rational thought>emotions is the philosephy I tend to go by.

that does not sound like much fun at all... you've changed, caitlin, you've changed...

I've... changed? How? :(

*sigh* Hugh, you've made me question myself.

*goes into deep funk of depression*

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Rawr. :(
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Postby SpitValve » Thu May 24, 2007 5:00 am UTC

thefiddler wrote:*goes into deep funk of depression*


*has images of dudes with afros forming a funky emo band*

boom daboom daboom....da da doom... Emo man... Damn right! Bap do dap do dap do wadda dap dow!

(Yes I am already fantasing about the bass line and brass parts)

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Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu May 24, 2007 5:03 am UTC

We all have way too much free time.

Like they say, you can have two out of three... sleep, study/work, social life, or you can have xkcd.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu May 24, 2007 5:06 am UTC

That's four. Or are you saying we can have two out of three, OR xkcd?
Spoiler:
THE CAKE IS A 3.141592653589...!

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Postby thefiddler » Thu May 24, 2007 5:17 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:
thefiddler wrote:*goes into deep funk of depression*

*has images of dudes with afros forming a funky emo band*

boom daboom daboom....da da doom... Emo man... Damn right! Bap do dap do dap do wadda dap dow!

(Yes I am already fantasing about the bass line and brass parts)

Bahaha. I understand, now. That's seriously awesome.

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Postby rachel » Thu May 24, 2007 5:37 am UTC

warriorness wrote:
chrispy1 wrote:Things that make me smile (look at the counts...........)

Image


Things that make me cry in agony: shitty JPG compression on images that clearly don't need it


Things that make me kind of upset: when people are assholes for no reason.
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j&r-bffl

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Postby German Sausage » Thu May 24, 2007 5:38 am UTC

rational thought > emotion
what the hell? the highs are totally worth the lows. rational thought... well, if i thought rationally, i would be a very different person. no drama? what do you talk about? dramas are, provided we are not too closely involved in them, one of the most fun things around. it's way better to have girl trouble than no girl trouble, because in my experience no girl trouble = no girls around. and that's no way to live at all.
see, without my remark, you would never have stirred the beast of music that is emo-funk fusion. distorted guitars and people saying 'babylon' every so often. it's ON!
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Postby thefiddler » Thu May 24, 2007 5:43 am UTC

German Sausage wrote:rational thought > emotion
what the hell? the highs are totally worth the lows. rational thought... well, if i thought rationally, i would be a very different person. no drama? what do you talk about? dramas are, provided we are not too closely involved in them, one of the most fun things around. it's way better to have girl trouble than no girl trouble, because in my experience no girl trouble = no girls around. and that's no way to live at all.
see, without my remark, you would never have stirred the beast of music that is emo-funk fusion. distorted guitars and people saying 'babylon' every so often. it's ON!

Because if I go on my emotions, then nothing gets accomplished except people screaming at each other. :/ I kind of have a temper, you know?

And the drama I'm talking about is high school drama. Oh me yarm SHE LOOKED AT MY BOYFRIEND LIKE SHE MIGHT KIND OF WANT HIM; I'M SO GOING TO SLAP HER. OHMIGOD I THINK I MIGHT BE PREGNANT. That shit. I hate it. A lot. There is far too much of it.

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Postby German Sausage » Thu May 24, 2007 5:53 am UTC

yeah. thats bad drama, but keeping track of who your friends are going out with and why is also important. even if it means that you know when to offer support, or when not to be an arse to them.
but fair enough, crap drama is crap no matter which way you look at it. this is why i select friends who aren't inclined to fits of 'Oh me yarm PREGGERS!'
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Postby Berengal » Thu May 24, 2007 6:04 am UTC

So, new guy here. The important stuff to say about me is;
-Not much to say about me (which is something to say about me at least)
-20 years of age
-Comes from Norway
-Going to start studying mathematics at the university this fall
-Is a sucker for philosophical, ethical, moral and political discussions
-Spends way too much time on his computer
-Has been known to paraglide occasionally

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Postby rachel » Thu May 24, 2007 6:05 am UTC

thefiddler wrote:OHMIGOD I THINK I MIGHT BE PREGNANT.



Oh man, Caitlin. HOW DID YOU KNOW!?!
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu May 24, 2007 6:39 am UTC

TheLuigiManiac wrote:That's four. Or are you saying we can have two out of three, OR xkcd?


Now thats just asking for the guy to poke someone. But yeah, OR xkcd. It's a big plan sponsored the grape juice companies and NASA to buy their products in case of raptor attacks. But interpret it how you like.

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Postby Doc » Thu May 24, 2007 6:45 am UTC

Okay introduction time...now

20 years old

I enjoy:

-Swords
-Metal (the music kind)
-Science fiction and fantasy novels
-Video and board games of all sorts
-Making one of my legs go numb and trying to walk
-Various nerdery

I do not enjoy:

-Arrogance
-Dudes that wear wifebeaters in public
-Hats
-Waking up before 2 pm
-Various douchebaggery

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Postby hermaj » Thu May 24, 2007 7:46 am UTC

Doc wrote:-Dudes that wear wifebeaters in public


Fun fact: You will never want to come to my country, ever.

Welcome! :D

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Postby Hawknc » Thu May 24, 2007 7:48 am UTC

hermaj wrote:
Doc wrote:-Dudes that wear wifebeaters in public


Fun fact: You will never want to come to the western suburbs, ever.

Welcome! :D

fixed.

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Postby Jauss » Thu May 24, 2007 8:01 am UTC

Dude, spousal abusers are awesome, especially in black.

Wow, that sounded kinda wrong.

But it's true. Summertime, yo.
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Postby hermaj » Thu May 24, 2007 8:01 am UTC

This is... probably true.

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Postby mqarcus » Thu May 24, 2007 9:07 am UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:introductions thread or it didn't happen


Starting with a quote.

So, I'm mqarcus. I... uh... I read blags to get to know more about my enemies. I... uh... uh... yeah. I enjoy music. I play and compose music. I'm a *NIX user.

Just ask more.
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Thu May 24, 2007 10:34 am UTC

Doc wrote:
I do not enjoy:

-Hats


what have hats ever done to you?
in ur beanz makin u eveel

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Postby evilbeanfiend » Thu May 24, 2007 10:36 am UTC

mqarcus wrote:Just ask more.


so you in the us or europe or what? also, hello!
in ur beanz makin u eveel

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Postby hermaj » Thu May 24, 2007 10:45 am UTC

Edit button, evilbeanfiend.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Thu May 24, 2007 10:50 am UTC

mqarcus wrote:
evilbeanfiend wrote:introductions thread or it didn't happen


Starting with a quote.

So, I'm mqarcus. I... uh... I read blags to get to know more about my enemies. I... uh... uh... yeah. I enjoy music. I play and compose music. I'm a *NIX user.

Just ask more.


what instrument(s) do you play...? what country do you live in? do you have a job or go to school etc.?

and, are you observing towel day tomorrow?

thats all I have to ask atm.
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Postby Doc » Thu May 24, 2007 10:58 am UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:
what have hats ever done to you?


I have had hats. I have loved hats. However, just as soon as I really put my trust in a hat, it abandons me, whether it be by jumping off of my head out of a moving car, or simply leaving in the middle of the night without a word. Someday, I may find the hat for me...but I doubt it.

This is why you never trust a hat.

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Postby RunningFool » Thu May 24, 2007 11:46 am UTC

If anyone asks, I posted this 7 months ago.

I am so boring that I am just going to encourage you to Google me to find out more. Most RunningFools are me; Luke Vaughn is also usually me.

I have to get to work now, but maybe since my weekend begins at 4pm today I will come in here and type words later. And/or learn how to use commas. And/or learn how to properly start my sentences. And/or learn how to not split my infinitives. And/or learn how to not split my infinitives. And/or learn how to not split my infinitives. Damn.

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Postby newbeat » Thu May 24, 2007 12:53 pm UTC

Hi, my name is Dan. I reside in the affluent suburbs of Fairfax City, a Nothern Virginian town 12 miles south of DC. I like music and books and comics and forums and roflcat.com. I hope i'm not outwitted on this forum, but i'm afeared that just may be the case. Either way, i crave your acceptance.
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Postby Deity » Thu May 24, 2007 1:05 pm UTC

Hi, I'm not a spambot, cheers.

Oh and 25/male/The Netherlands, wanna make out?


OKay, I'll play along. Otherswise I'd just be more of a human spambot I guess. That's a nice tie in with my hobby (or hobby to be, I don't do all that much with it, I guess it's mostly just dreaming. And one day I'm going to find myself saying, "Hey, what happend to my dream? Oh well got this job to finish...." But I digress...), namely AI.

I read a posting in some other thread and recognized myself in the description of a wealthy metro-sexual, that's probably my more optimistic side talking. The other side says I'm more of docile, nice guy without a social life. The two don't exlude each other...

The subjects that get me to post something are useless "God-discussions", American politics (I'm not American) and things I'm knowledgeable about (subtle difference).

I'd love to mingle with you people here on xkcd. From what I've read, it seems a really cool forum.
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Postby German Sausage » Thu May 24, 2007 1:40 pm UTC

18/male/australia, do you have a sister?
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Postby MFHodge » Thu May 24, 2007 1:49 pm UTC

mqarcus wrote:I'm a *NIX user.

Stevie Nix? . . . what? Oh, it's Stevie Nicks. Nevermind.
Oh and 25/male/The Netherlands, wanna make out?

Not really, but thanks. Well a more complete answer would be, "Yes, but not with a dude".

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Postby German Sausage » Thu May 24, 2007 1:53 pm UTC

my point exactly. and i think melissa361 left after the roffle debacle.
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Postby 2.0 » Thu May 24, 2007 2:28 pm UTC

Not wanting to perish, i guess i'll post here first.

Hi, you're all smarter than i am, please don't take advantage of me.

Cheers!

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Postby bookishbunny » Thu May 24, 2007 2:32 pm UTC

2.0 wrote:Not wanting to perish, i guess i'll post here first.

Hi, you're all smarter than i am, please don't take advantage of me.

Cheers!


heh heh...I love invitations :twisted:
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Postby Alcari » Thu May 24, 2007 3:24 pm UTC

As my first random act today, I finally stopped lurking and decided to say hi.

HI

Secondly, I leave trails on the internets that a blind lemur could track, so there should be next to no problem figuring me out, there should be pictures of me floating around out there, praise for whoever finds them.

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Intro

Postby SubReal » Thu May 24, 2007 3:35 pm UTC

So here I introduce myself. I haven't posted in a forum for years now, but today's strip http://www.xkcd.com/c267.html inspired me to do something like this again.

I tried to find out for how long I read xkcd and found that http://cosmicvariance.com/2006/08/07/comic-monday/ brought it to my attention. Really love it since them!

I am doing physics in Germany and noticed that here at my institue xkcd seems to get more and more popular. Quite a few people have printout of xkcd strips posted at their doors and walls.

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Postby Foil » Thu May 24, 2007 4:20 pm UTC

Hey, all!

New newb here. :D (Yep, not "n00b", I read the Guide to the forums!)

Let's see. I'm a Pisces, I enjoy long walks on the beach...

... kidding of course, I don't even know what astrological sign I am. (Feel free to use that as the next "off-topic branch" in this thread. :wink:)

Seriously, I just recently discovered xkcd, and I love the comic. I'm a math geek who burned out in a blinding display of motivational flames just before finishing my Master's thesis, happily married w/ no kids, working as a programmer but trying desperately to get away, and I spend much of my free time playing the old Descent series of PC games with an online group.

I'm a pretty steady forum-goer (mostly on sites run by the Descent community, including one of my own), so I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!

-Foil


P.S. Fire away with any questions, flames about my unabashed use of a Wiki link, whatever... 8)
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