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by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0562: "Parking"
Replies: 193
Views: 79544

Re: "Parking" Discussion

I love it.

If only there were no consequences... And if only I owned a blowtorch.
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: FiftyWordStories.com
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: FiftyWordStories.com

I thought people who liked XKCD might like today's story: Thunder shook the sky as rain pounded the glass ceiling. A chaos of wires descended from a rod at the ceiling’s peak to a bed upon which an unliving giant laid. Lightning struck; the body spasmed and arose. It opened its mouth, then collapsed...
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Tom Robbins?
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Tom Robbins?

Does he have a website? Anywhere to read excerpts?

The title of the book you mentioned sounds intriguing. What kind of writing does he do?
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: NEWW comic
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: NEWW comic

Heh, I like it.

The "alt-text" thing really makes the joke.
by tsevenhuysen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Critical Reading!
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: Critical Reading!

I completely agree with you. Every now and then I catch myself reading too much into something, and I shudder and cringe. It's all well and good to look for themes and meaning in writing (in fact, I'd argue that it's essential to do so), but when you begin looking for things that aren't there, you s...
by tsevenhuysen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0558: "1000 Times"
Replies: 266
Views: 49743

Re: "1000 Times" discussion

Funny *and* poignant!

Solid.
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: FiftyWordStories.com
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: FiftyWordStories.com

Glad you liked it.

Solid pun, too. Three gold stars for you. :)
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 37
Views: 16165

Re: Finnegans Wake

I can't believe how incredibly over my head this is... It's always been kind of a "policy" of mine that if writing is too difficult for an average member of the intended audience to decipher or understand, then that is a failing of the writing. So either this is aimed at an audience whose ...
by tsevenhuysen
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 115032

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Arguably the most important line in The Watchmen graphic novel:

Dr. Manhattan to Ozymandias wrote:Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.
by tsevenhuysen
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 18538

Re: Books that make you genuinely laugh

Pratchett doesn't make me laugh out loud; Douglas Adams does. One that I haven't seen mentioned is Jonathan Swift. His satire is, in my mind, possibly the greatest content ever written in the English language. Gulliver's Travels is one of my favourite novels ever, and A Modest Proposal is phenomenal...
by tsevenhuysen
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22740

Re: How do you read?

I "hear" the words in my head as I read them. I'd be a much faster reader if I was able to get past "saying" the words in my head while I'm reading them, but it's kind of natural at this point. It's not like I'm actually narrating things to myself; I just "think" each w...
by tsevenhuysen
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gary Larson
Replies: 4
Views: 19888

Re: Gary Larson

He was such a silly, silly man. He had good puns, or plays on popular phrases...
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223729

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

I use Chrome because I can't stand the look of Firefox or Opera. I realize you can change the designs they use, but I still find them both incredibly ugly.
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418110

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey,

My name's Tim. I'm a writer/blogger (my blog is linked to the image in my signature if you're curious). I'm currently working on my Master's degree in Sociology, and I plan to write my thesis about the dynamics of online communities.

How's everyone's day going?
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 52242

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

I like Rorschach because he doesn't compromise. In the end, he's the only person who sees what Veidt did and can't allow himself to let it go. There are a ton of reasons to hate him--he's a true vigilante, brutally murdering criminals without a second thought--but even though he's seemingly brutal a...
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: FiftyWordStories.com
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

FiftyWordStories.com

http://fiftywordstories.com I recently started up a site called Fifty-Word Stories dot com, where I've been posting one new, original fifty-word story every single day. A fifty-word story is a story told in exactly fifty words, no more, no less. The challenge is to develop characters and a plot in s...
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 6285

Re: The "Meowgan is awesomesauce" thread.

Meowgan wrote:AWESOMEPICTUREGOESHERE
Here are a couple of tetris bricks I recently finished.

I can't believe how incrediblawesomazing this is.

You're my hero.
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Ridiculous Blend of Repressed Homosexuality and Comedy
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Ridiculous Blend of Repressed Homosexuality and Comedy

I liked it. It was definitely campy.

I think you put some of the best stuff at the start, though, and should've built up to it, using some of the "more normal" ones at the beginning. But it was still good.
by tsevenhuysen
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: First Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: First Story

Seems like an interesting concept. To really get some impact out of it, though, you should write more extremes into it. If heaven is just an empty place with a sunny window, and hell is "a little chilly", then you may be able to get some symbolism out of it, but you won't get much emotiona...
by tsevenhuysen
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you ridiculously happy (or: pick-me-ups)
Replies: 41
Views: 8128

Re: Books that make you ridiculously happy (or: pick-me-ups)

I've been bogged down in Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum lately, and it's not very good, so I was starting to get really blah on the whole reading thing. Then I flipped open to a random page in The Silmarillionthe other day, and it reminded me of why I love to read. (Thankfully, I finished the Lud...
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

Re: Pi Day

Roleplay as a Private Investigator?

A dame came in, walking on a stunning set of grayscale legs.

"Name's mohini," I said, "you must be here for PI day."
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Destroyermen
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Destroyermen

Sentient velociraptors?

Wow.

I think I need to look into this...
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

I'm a big fan of the whole Creative Commons copyright that Cory Doctorow and others use, and I'm definitely going to have to check this book out.

Thanks for the recommendation!
by tsevenhuysen
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Writing?
Replies: 95
Views: 17209

Re: Writing a book

yWriter Speaking of software, has anyone here tried using a personal wiki for making babies stories? They automatically keep track of all the revisions of whatever you write, and you create new pages just by linking to them, so you can create stuff as you think of it while writing something else. Y...

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