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by pineapplepie
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8249

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

Rice is cheap... but you have to boil it, and find an Asian grocery store or something. It's pretty healthy, and filling as well. Usually people put broth (from boiling chicken or the like) or meat on it to make it taste better. Actually, if you can get your friends to give you a ride, ethnic superm...
by pineapplepie
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, naturally)
Replies: 80
Views: 13869

Re: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, natura

Wait, this might be slightly off-topic, but if it's 1990, doesn't that mean that the Soviet Union is dissolved sometime over the course of the series? This kind of gets me thinking: we see other European schools, one French and one probably somewhat Eastern European. Does that mean that the Soviets ...
by pineapplepie
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Bechdel test
Replies: 393
Views: 50245

Re: The Bechdel test

Female, nonwhite, dictators: Wu Zetian, Chinese empress, instituted merit-based examinations for government office, revered as a hero even today. Actually, I think the Bechdel fails are partly influenced by writers "writing who they know" and basing their characters on previous movies, or ...
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Civil War - Marvel Style
Replies: 12
Views: 12692

Re: Civil War - Marvel Style

Good concept, but the way it was carried out... yeah, no. I don't like how Iron Man and the pro-registration side were kind of strawmen-like. They had legitimate objections, but the douchebaggery they sank to... Registration could actually be viable if it was more like having a driver's licence, or ...
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 52232

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

People "like" him because he's so damn interesting. He can act morally reprehensible at times, but, admit it, reading about him never gets boring. His speech patterns are very stylized, his outfit is awesome, and everything he does is extreme. We like him because he's entertaining.
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 129649

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Not that serious, maybe, but it's still a damn good graphic novel about Asian-American identity (no, it isn't just for Chinese people). Also, Invincible , just because it's has awesome deconstruction of superhero tropes. The Authority is pretty good as well,...
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.
Replies: 112
Views: 74201

Re: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.

The X-Men are weird, as are Spider-Man's radioactive totem whatever and Green Lantern's magic worthiness. Also, all the Hawk-people.
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: DC's Big Three (For Endless Mike)
Replies: 25
Views: 21109

Re: DC's Big Three (For Endless Mike)

Wonder Woman, because, in the hands of a great writer (Rucka, Simone) she is awesome. Also, she's a bit more loosely defined than Superman and Batman, and that creates a lot of problems. You can write about Superman or Batman beating up criminals for weeks on end without people getting tired of it, ...
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161797

Re: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?

PS238, about an elementary school. For superheroes.
Girl Genius.
Looking For Group.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja.
The Phoenix Requiem.
Penny and Aggie.
Shortpacked!
Megatokyo.
And xkcd, otherwise I wouldn't be here.
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Good superhero/supervillain origins
Replies: 21
Views: 16246

Re: Good superhero/supervillain origins

Spoiler. Awesome origin story. I also like Hawkman/Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman/whatever, just because they're such a tangle of retcons that nobody can figure their stories out. Also, Invincible, by Robert Kirkman, has Invincible, who has a really well-thought-out origin story.
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rereading books as you get older
Replies: 38
Views: 7162

Re: Rereading books as you get older

I can read some books over and over again, like Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, but rereading YA/kid's books when you're a bit too old for them kind of destroys the story a bit. It's like trick-or-treating for Halloween: it's never going to be as good as it was when you were a kid.
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, naturally)
Replies: 80
Views: 13869

Re: A slightly random Rant on Harry Potter (Spoilers, natura

The thing that most bugs me is the utter lack of what most people would consider to be "core" courses. I mean, they don't have English classes, math classes, history other than that of magic (would they even know about WWII?), science, etcetera. The science thing can be written off with th...
by pineapplepie
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 30080

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

1984 is the scariest book that I've ever read. I read it when I was thirteen, and I still think that the idea of Newspeak is really, really, terrifying.
by pineapplepie
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pakistan Floods Affect 2.5 Million People
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Re: Pakistan Floods Affect 2.5 Million People

Actually, there have been conflicting opinions about US aid. Some people think that the Americans are giving way too little, but the others are pretty much grateful for what they already have. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11040904 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11040132
by pineapplepie
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese General pushes for democracy.
Replies: 83
Views: 9008

Re: Chinese General pushes for democracy.

I actually lived in Shanghai for a while, and censorship is pretty much accepted but ignored. Most of my friends can get past the Great Chinese Firewall real easy. Many laws are mostly ignored, such as the ones against digital piracy for example. Democracy would be a big improvement though, along wi...
by pineapplepie
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 320
Views: 213619

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

The earliest books, like The Color of Magic, don't have the complexity of some of the later books, so those are probably the worst.
I think Reaper Man and the other Death books are the best, though, since Death is one of the most interesting characters in the entire series.
by pineapplepie
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 40304

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

I wasn't really interested in reading until around age 5, in kindergarten, when I wasn't allowed to take naps with the other kids for fear of screwing up my sleep cycle. Before that, I knew how to read a bit, but wasn't really interested in books.
by pineapplepie
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 39678

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

Actually, a lot of supposed "smartish" people got that way through reading more out of class and retaining information from previous classes. For example, a lot of my friends didn't really have to study for math, etc. because the teacher had to spend a lot of time covering topics that we'd...

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