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by Dustin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eraserhead
Replies: 31
Views: 6048

Re: Eraserhead

Nah, I just meant David Lynch is laughing at your post.

Breeder is a slang term for a heterosexual.
by Dustin
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eraserhead
Replies: 31
Views: 6048

Re: Eraserhead

theGoldenCalf; wrote: It puts the spotlight on distressing things in life very effectively, at least for me.


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That must be a breeder thing.
by Dustin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eraserhead
Replies: 31
Views: 6048

Re: Eraserhead

I'll try not to give any spoilers, but I cannot imagine actually being disturbed by this movie. Even the climax, which has individual moments that are really uncomfortable, is wrecked by a certain large, ridiculous-looking prop. That said, I love this movie. I love it's sound design, it's pretty bla...
by Dustin
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Inspirational Movies With Nightmare Fuel?
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Inspirational Movies With Nightmare Fuel?

I was going to write this article that needed some examples of movies that are on the whole heartwarming and uplifting but contain moments or sequences that will disturb you. Not that are just uncomfortable or sad. Hopefully ones that are not too well known right now. Some of the ones that I've thou...
by Dustin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284814

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I recently got a job as a librarian, and by far the worst part is the temptation to check out the work of crappy but popular authors. At this point the greatest kick to the balls this has given me was Sandra Brown's Seduction by Design , which probably isn't rated very highly by anyone but is withou...
by Dustin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?

Oh dear, it turns out the machine I'm actually talking about is actually called a crossramp. Just found out this morning.
So yeah, it does too provide the resistance for muscular development.
Jesus, I really am my avatar.
by Dustin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: Does bouncing on the incline treadmill wreck the exercis

Running with your whole body as one coordinated unit is probably more efficient that a weird treadmill legs-only run. More efficient means fewer calories burnt. But I think the best way to scale up is to increase speed and/or distance, rather than trying to run less efficiently. Yeah, but I'm tryin...
by Dustin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jurassic Park Theme slowed down 1000%
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Jurassic Park Theme slowed down 1000%

http://www.slashfilm.com/listen-jurassi ... -symphony/

It is so hard to resist doing this to a bunch of other themes, but I have work to do.
by Dustin
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Lying for a job application
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Lying for a job application

I am going to apply for a graphic design job for a local newspaper. Now, they list experience in Quark, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. I have experience with half of those things, but I intend to sort of learn some tutorial, practice, and make some work samples of those. If I know ho...
by Dustin
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Does bouncing on the crossramp wreck the exercise?

This probably just sounds really silly, but I was noticing at the Y how some people (including me) tend to sort of go up and down on treadmills or side to side. Now, does that mean you're kind of involuntarily cheating and just using body weight to pump it, throwing off the calorie count? I had a su...
by Dustin
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best music story I've ever heard
Replies: 0
Views: 1356

Best music story I've ever heard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaHsPHHeVew

I guess some people might find the Errol Morris annoying, and I don't know how well known this story is among music lovers, but I love the way he puts it.
by Dustin
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261626

Re: The worst film you've seen

Arguably, everything you mention is the point. This is John Water 's we're talking about. See Also: Trustworthiness of Beards . Nice try, but Mr. J shows his hand a few times to give away that the movie is actually supposed to be darkly comic, shocking and satirical, and not just an avant garde bor...
by Dustin
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261626

Re: The worst film you've seen

Pink Flamingos Never mind the fucking, simulated rape, coprophagia and all that. It's just so annoying and unfunny, at least now. There's one scene with a post-op transsexual that's good for a laugh, but Jesus is it not worth the investment. The irony in the music choices, the irony of "they'r...
by Dustin
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does this sound like a worthwhile sci. documentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Does this sound like a worthwhile sci. documentary?

This is a project I honestly am setting aside some money to do this year, and I am about to begin making the many necessary contacts and begin making the arrangements, but I am curious how the people at this forum feel about this: It's about the artificial, controlled stimulation of the pleasure cen...
by Dustin
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261626

Re: The worst film you've seen

People were scared bv Paranormal Activity? I watched it in a theater, and everyone laughed at the ending, the ouija board scene, and the all the noises and prop movements except one woman that was needled by her friends for it. It's 80% boring and annoying, 20% hilarious.
by Dustin
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If you could see a human nervous system...
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

Re: If you could see a human nervous system...

Jplus wrote:
Dustin wrote:(...) he wants to draw a complete diagram of a human nervous system.

Eh? Mission Impossible++


I just meant something like this:

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by Dustin
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If you could see a human nervous system...
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

Re: If you could see a human nervous system...

[quote="iop"]Also, in case your friends wants to draw just a tiny part of the brain (of a mouse), he should have a look at this reconstruction showing neurons and synapses.[/quote

No, he wants to draw a complete diagram of a human nervous system. I should have been clearer on that.
by Dustin
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Alpha Centauri Male- the Book xkcd Helped Write! (NSFW)
Replies: 0
Views: 3469

Alpha Centauri Male- the Book xkcd Helped Write! (NSFW)

And when I say "xkcd Helped Write!" I mean "Some people on this forum answered a few question threads I posted." Now that I've fessed up about the false advertising, we can move on to the true advertising. It's a collection of unique comical short stories of multiple genres with ...
by Dustin
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If you could see a human nervous system...
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

Re: If you could see a human nervous system...

bigglesworth wrote:To get back to the OP, this seems to be the most accurate video I can find.


Ah, crap. How is he supposed to illustrate that?

Thanks for your answers everyone.
by Dustin
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If you could see a human nervous system...
Replies: 12
Views: 3709

If you could see a human nervous system...

...Would the neurons actually literally brighten when electricity is passing through them? I and a friend are doing this swf digital painting project where we can see a person's nervous system, and I am just curious whether the fact we're going to have visible brightened electrical currents visible ...
by Dustin
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Illustration Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Illustration Suggestions

Okay, I have some money and I'm going to have a book I'm working on have seven, eight, nine, maybe ten illustrations in a digital painter style. Now, I have put job notices up, and I really have gotten some stuff I consider stunning, and while my original vision was one artist, I really can't choose...
by Dustin
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 30067

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

I was just rereading it, and there's a sentence I've never heard referenced but I love quite a bit. Julia says "Oranges and Lemons say the bells of St. Clemons" and then she says "I wonder what a lemon is like. I've seen oranges: they're a sort of brownish yellow fruit." It's tot...
by Dustin
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thrift Store Finds
Replies: 77
Views: 8528

Re: Thrift Store Finds

Everything in my house. save my computer, food, and brita water filtration system, I bought at a thrift store where I worked. The desk, the mini-fridge, the tables, this chair (knocks on chair) all my clothing and the hangers, my bed and the mattress, the pillows, the rugs, the works. I think I spen...
by Dustin
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madness"
Replies: 37
Views: 5253

Re: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madnes

Malice wrote: I don't know why they don't just adapt Arthur Machen. He basically did the same thing as Lovecraft, only he could actually write well


Even Lovecraft admitted this.
by Dustin
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284814

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I believe Stephen King's The Stand may be the most overrated book I've ever read. It's incredibly plodding, it's theology is just plain silly (It actually seems to posit that technology is a bit part of our problems and that using it draws God's wrath) It actually has the nerve to let the good guys ...
by Dustin
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madness"
Replies: 37
Views: 5253

Re: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madnes

Box Boy wrote:
Dustin wrote:It'll be rendered with CGI and voiced by SAMUEL JACKSON.



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I don't care how tired the reference is.
by Dustin
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madness"
Replies: 37
Views: 5253

Re: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madnes

It'll be rendered with CGI and voiced by Damon Wayans.
by Dustin
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madness"
Replies: 37
Views: 5253

Re: Guillermo Del Toro to direct "At The Mountains of Madnes

sojourn187 wrote: since finally we will have proper adaptations of his work.


"Proper" adaptations of his work would be boring as hell, contain clunky dialogue, the protagonist would be an antiquarian with social problems, and racist as hell. Not post-modernist racebaiting, but strident, sincere racism.
by Dustin
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Re: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?

I'd been under the impression the distinction was usually made there by calling it a fetish if it's required for arousal and a kink if it supplements more conventional arousal.
by Dustin
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Re: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?

I I have never actually jacked off to math. Thank god. Why would you thank god for that? I mean, isn't it great to be able to basically jerk off whenever you want without having to get some porn or go to the trouble of finding a mate? I don't see what left/right brain has to do with it, first of al...
by Dustin
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Re: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?

Well, with most of a day having passed and no one calling the idea retarded, I guess I can file this under "no one will object" so I'll go ahead with it.
by Dustin
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Math Fetish: Neurologically Impossible? Implausible?

I had this idea for a short story of a person who is sexually stimulated by doing mathematics. I imagine it would have to be lower math, more like arithmetic or maybe low geometry because if it advanced at all it's not really so left brained, and I imagine a fetish like this would have to develop ea...
by Dustin
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sunset Panorama
Replies: 1
Views: 5788

Re: Sunset Panorama

Beautiful
by Dustin
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is there a single celled (or very low cell count) creature..
Replies: 16
Views: 2540

Re: Is there a single celled (or very low cell count) creatu

Thank you, everyone. In most of the forums I have visited, I'm sure someone would have kicked my teeth for asking a question like this.
by Dustin
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0784: "Falling Asleep"
Replies: 96
Views: 29070

Re: Falling Asleep discussion (784)

Hasn't he done this kind of comic a bit by now?

"I'll set up this romantic/tragic line of thought, then I'll undercut it with something allegedly lewd or subtly hostile."
by Dustin
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is there a single celled (or very low cell count) creature..
Replies: 16
Views: 2540

Is there a single celled (or very low cell count) creature..

... That has sex to reproduce?

I had this idea for a comical sci-fi story that involved this and I just got curious as to whether it's possible. I did a google search and all the answers for pages and pages took sex as a synonym for gender.

Thanks for your time.
by Dustin
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Is journalism not considered art?
Replies: 0
Views: 1881

Is journalism not considered art?

I wasn't sure if these interviews I performed with a couple employees of a domestic abuse shelter constituted art or not, but here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbztHZnUc0c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m41TlGI2Zc8
by Dustin
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ever seen a horror movie...
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

Re: Ever seen a horror movie...

Mega D wrote: The arrival of the monsters was practically a relief in my book.


Comic relief even.
by Dustin
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Machete!
Replies: 30
Views: 3657

Re: Machete!

FUCK DAT NOISE!

I'd rather have some nice earl grey and enjoy Howard's End with my bunny slippers while wearing my chiffon bathrobe, a plate of scones laid out for me.
by Dustin
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ever seen a horror movie...
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

Ever seen a horror movie...

... that you didn't want to become a horror movie? Like, a movie where the characters are likable enough or their situation is compelling enough that you don't really want the horror element to come in and ruin it for them and/or kill some of the characters off? I know they're not universally popula...

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