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by Kewangji
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Now the operator has incentives not to place callers on hold. They have an incentive to get the issue sorted out then and there, or call them back when they can. You mean, on top of the red-faced supervisor screaming at them for not getting their call times below a 5 minute average like the corpora...
by Kewangji
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

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by Kewangji
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Like, on one hand I know that is a joke, but on the other it sounds like you hold the people who answer the phone responsible for any of that, which sorta leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Their managers, directors, and shareholders get to suffer because they're the ones who picked the shitty music. ...
by Kewangji
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Like, on one hand I know that is a joke, but on the other it sounds like you hold the people who answer the phone responsible for any of that, which sorta leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
by Kewangji
Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13401
Views: 1435389

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Oh hey I'm in poxic's sig, nice. Thanks for clearing up the mystery of the pawn, pogrmman. My first master's* was a big essay on the translation of nonsense poetry, detailing different strategies for identifying components of meaning and lack of meaning. That was fun. *the programme is very strangel...
by Kewangji
Sun May 06, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13401
Views: 1435389

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

I've got a master's in translation studies, so if you don't mind here are my thoughts on your thoughts: It is indeed mind-boggling how many variations there are in nuance on even straightforward sentences. Basically every translation theory opines, in a deeeeeply problematic* way, that translations ...
by Kewangji
Sun May 06, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13401
Views: 1435389

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Lehrer wrote that he did not know Russian. In the song he quotes two book reviews in Russian, the actual text of which bears no relation: the first phrase quotes Mussorgsky's Song of the Flea: "Once there was a king who had a pet flea." The second references a Russian joke: "Now I mu...
by Kewangji
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Stephen Hawking has passed away.
Replies: 11
Views: 2206

Re: Stephen Hawking has passed away.

What's borderline about it? I've got a robot pancreas and I'm pretty sure I'm a cyborg.
by Kewangji
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 201
Views: 17755

Re: Black Panther

Finally saw this movie! I loved it. The dialogue was wonderful, and the villain felt like a real villain. The first fight scene was confusing, but then the camerawork picked up. Probably my favourite Marvel film so far (though I haven't seen the last... five? six? due to lack of caring).
by Kewangji
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 5034

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

I wanna get some dog saliva on a cotton bud and send in to one of these places, to see what they'll say.
by Kewangji
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: There Exists for Everyone a Sentence
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: There Exists for Everyone a Sentence

"Never let someone take parts from you because they make me who I am, but there are parts that make me want to hurt myself so what do I do with them?" -Hotel Books "Your clone is basically exactly who you are except they don't feel pain, so you can hurt them instead." "It's...
by Kewangji
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: There Exists for Everyone a Sentence
Replies: 2
Views: 292

There Exists for Everyone a Sentence

There exists, for everyone, a sentence -- a series of words -- that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you're lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first. Hi all, I've never really posted here. But h...
by Kewangji
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Shape of Waiter
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: The Shape of Water

Yeah, I don't know that I would call it groundbreaking or anything. Thirteen Oscar nominations is a bit much, but the Oscars have their own logic based on not just what the film does but also the history of the people involved (i.e. who is owed an Oscar), so I can't predict whether it'll win things ...
by Kewangji
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Shape of Waiter
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

The Shape of Waiter

So, I saw this extremely Guillermo del Toro movie yesterday. I thought it flagged a little near the end, but I really liked it as a movie. Spoiler discussion under the spoiler tag. The sex scene where she fills the bathroom with water is of course nonsensical. During it, I was mostly concerned with ...
by Kewangji
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 232329

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

That's the one! (The first one.) Thank you so very much, she's been looking for this for years.
by Kewangji
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 232329

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Alien invasion (bodysnatch dealie), the protagonist falls in with a crowd of aliens who are the resistance, and they communicate with each other through a black star on their palms. Or that's how they know who the others are, or something. At one point near the end they sing Hey Jude in a car. My fi...
by Kewangji
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?
Replies: 42
Views: 4680

Re: How did a discontinued foreign coin end up in my car?

I confess. It was me, I did it. I wanted to see if you'd notice.
by Kewangji
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 332
Views: 184217

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Can anyone recommend me a book about re: transgender girls or women? I am a transgender young adult woman and I Need to read stories about other women and girls just like me. Because I am very selfish and only interested in the transgender liberal agenda of making everyone accept our rainbows color...
by Kewangji
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 45
Views: 4913

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

Whenever I hear about some weird English name I'm kind of glad Hungarians have to either pick a name from the official list or get the name approved by the institution maintaining the list. There are some weird names on the list (recently someone managed to get "Lemmi" approved so that th...
by Kewangji
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8332

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I'm learning so much!
by Kewangji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8332

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Aha. That makes sense as an explanation, thank you freezeblade! Grop: like ... the dimension of the screen? Are movies wider? I know on certain TVs there are black lines above and below, but most TVs that I notice these things on tend to not have that. I guess they adjust to fit the screen, either b...
by Kewangji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8332

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Fleeting thought/question: Why is it that I can immediately tell from a few seconds of glancing at something on TV whether it is a movie or a TV-show?
by Kewangji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 5680

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

The word "phablet" itself is ridiculous. Which, along with the emergence of things that are both laptops and tablets is why someday I will come up with a shorthand for "portable computer" and will use it for everything from smartphones to laptops from that day. French has "...
by Kewangji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"
Replies: 52
Views: 5680

Re: 1940: "The Food Size Cycle"

This discussion reminds me that one time at 3AM at a tennis/club event (don't ask me why I was there) where the visitors outnumbered the population, my glucose levels were dangerously low and I encountered the only open sandwich shop in town, where I was sold a measly panino with nothing on it for t...
by Kewangji
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773286

Re: Today I Made:

Fantastic! I knew one could make meringue out of it but didn't know it also worked as egg replacement.

I'm trying to remember how these burgers were when I made them with egg though -- it's possible that they fell apart just as easily then.
by Kewangji
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

I took two lessons in uh, cosy foxtrot, but had to stop as those muscle memories interfered a little with my swing dancing, which I'm intermediate-ish at. It wasn't really my thing either though, so it doesn't matter.
by Kewangji
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773286

Re: Today I Made:

Oooh! I'll save the juice next time I make hummus, I guess. (Does it keep long?)
by Kewangji
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4366
Views: 773286

Re: Today I Made:

I made a black bean burger with a huge jalapeno and peanut butter and cornmeal. Unfortunately, this delicious vegan thing had basically nothing holding it together (maybe I made it too big?) so it fell apart as I was eating it. Still hella yummy though.
by Kewangji
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Hello YSN?! Nice to see you. Oh, And Merry X-Mass to You, sir, name? and the whole Flora. We are The Best. The whole Flora! I feel like a flower now, thank you addams. Merry Christmas to you too :) Why would they switch discourse? That doesn't sound very, uh, autocratic. Looks like Kewangji's just g...
by Kewangji
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: What word-only novels have been influenced in form or structure by graphic novels

ruffle wrote:What word-only novels, if any, have been influenced in their form or structure by graphic novels since the latter became widespread in the 1980s?

I'd guess that anything word-only that Warren Ellis has produced must be influenced by graphic novels since that's where he came from, y'know?
by Kewangji
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Why would they switch discourse? That doesn't sound very, uh, autocratic. "Know Your History or Be History"? May be too overtly threatening. Depends on where contestants come from, though. Discourages voluntary participation. Affects little for [suspected] criminals. I was thinking that th...
by Kewangji
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Thank you! I wonder what to call it. "Do U Know Ur History?" perhaps.
by Kewangji
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

Floating theet: a game show in an autocracy where the contestants all compete in knowing the "official" history. Those who don't know it get punished, of course -- and this is how the autocrat "educates" (informs about changes in official history) people too. In one famous case t...
by Kewangji
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

For book discussions I try to have book clubs with my friends, which usually takes the form of me and someone else reading the same book and then talking about it, or me reading their favourite book so that we can talk about it. Seems to me like the universal experience of book clubs is a number of...
by Kewangji
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

Seems to me like the universal experience of book clubs is a number of people agreeing to read the same book and then never quite getting around to it. Eh, sometimes I'm slow about it but I get around to it. You could still do the thing where you read someone else's favourite book and then discuss ...
by Kewangji
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

doogly wrote:I talk to my mother.

You should give Jorpho her email address I guess.

SecondTalon wrote:I wouldn't bother with Reddit.

I had to explain to someone there that, no, sheep do not breathe through their anus.

I wish I was kidding
That was a ride and a half.
by Kewangji
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Is there somewhere you go to discuss books?

I'm on goodreads ! I try to post a review of every book I finish, though I haven't been doing that for super long. For book discussions I try to have book clubs with my friends, which usually takes the form of me and someone else reading the same book and then talking about it, or me reading their f...
by Kewangji
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89984
Views: 7582728

Re: Thoughts for ships

I'd participate in this gag but I'm a bit of an ad-lib coward.
by Kewangji
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13401
Views: 1435389

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Ah. Brings a new meaning to
Spoiler:
Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.
by Kewangji
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2940790

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Giant Speck wrote:Well, I mean, one can criticize their own generation. Millennials do it all the time. Though, many Millennials do it without realizing that they themselves are also Millennials.

Yet another reason millennials are terrible!...




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