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by ameretrifle
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 158
Views: 64807

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Yeah, I knew it had to happen, which alongside moving stress made me skip reading for a while-- he was being such an inexcusable dick, and I just knew he'd end up having dimensions, because the author is too good for that. I couldn't face it at the time. As long as he ends up with reasons rather tha...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: crockpot love
Replies: 43
Views: 27000

Re: crockpot love

Soooo... say you get gifted two slow cookers. One a 4-qt Crockpot , one a 6-qt Hamilton Beach . Both oval, both warm after cooking. The latter might have a more flexible timer, the former may be low/high and 2/4/6/8 hours. Latter also has a lid latching system of some sort, and a more readily locata...
by ameretrifle
Wed May 27, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372809

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Sex is part of this show. If that makes you uncomfortable, this show may not be for you. How in the name of fuck did you jump from "having problems with watching rape" to "having problems with watching sex". I mean, there was an outer fringe of the feminist movement that equated...
by ameretrifle
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Me too, after how much trouble it was giving you I'm glad you were able to pull the trigger and make that happen. Congratulations, hope the future is brighter, should at least be considerably less red :)
by ameretrifle
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3577923

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Not to mention, I find the entire idea of Valentine's Day to be shitty anyway. And anniversaries, and really anything that arbitrarily says two people have to love each other more on a certain day because reasons. I'm with you on the arbitrariness of a lot of holidays, but I hope you recognize that...
by ameretrifle
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 957293

Re: Today I Made:

Today (yesterday) I (we) made a roast cauliflower head. Looked at a few recipes, drizzled some olive oil, herbs, and parmesan mix on, grated some cheddar on top, put it in the oven for 45 minutes or so. It was pretty much as easy as all the recipes made it sound, and quite delicious, if the bottom g...
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Thanks, everyone <3 How about: keep current pills for now but don't skip periods for a month or two. Does this solve the mood-related side effects? Yeah, this seems to be what I'm going to do for now. It was a kind of abrupt decision, but I think it was the right one, because holy god that was horri...
by ameretrifle
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So. Was trying to skip periods with the pill. Attempt 1: progesterone-only. Led to perpetual spotting and serious depression. Went to a gyn who suggested Attempt 2: Generess FE (progesterone/estrogen, monophasic). Still spotting. Less consistently depressed but still seriously depressed mood swings....
by ameretrifle
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 957293

Re: Today I Made:

Today I used this no-knead challah recipe for the second time. Still not over the "dear god, I made actual bread" thing. Plus, no need for a mixer, which is handy since I don't have one. Tasty too... I can never resist taking bits and eating them with butter almost as soon as I pull it out...
by ameretrifle
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457931

Re: Questions For The World

Do you remember him? Did he talk to you? What was Up with the Rocks? Do you know what kind they were? I remember him, though not as well as I like - he passed away when I was 12, and I've sometimes wished I knew him better, being able to see what he thought of <x> or if he though <y> new invention ...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The GYN I went to recently seemed to have no problems with suggesting IUDs. I'd heard a lot of bad things too, so I was worried, but instead it was all "Here's your options! Have some pamphlets!" If you're going to/end up needing a new doc for it, check out all the reviews you can? I had s...
by ameretrifle
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hormones fuck with me something awful. I'm lucky not to get that much bleeding/cramps usually, especially in comparison to a lot of horror stories I've heard, but it makes up with it by screwing with my stomach and my head. Like I think I said embarassingly recently, I've been having a bout of reflu...
by ameretrifle
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 561121

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Also, a whole lot of the flash sales have been repeating, though I kind of hate to say it. Some more frequently than others. So best policy might be to keep checking until just before the sale ends and grab it then if it's not come up on flash yet. The usual policy, I believe. I do like that they're...
by ameretrifle
Sat May 24, 2014 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Okay, so I was trying the continuous-pill thing because my periods were irritating my stomach much more horribly than normal and I figured skipping them might finally give the poor thing a chance to heal. (I won't go into the gory details, let's just say it was GERD and it flared up like crazy exact...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 18, 2014 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1770696

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned about the Digital Comic Museum . That was by way of a tumblr link about pre-Code female heroes , which I mention because some things are just too awesome not to share. I mean, dear god. "Lady Satan" . It is ridiculous and awesome and ridiculously awesome on a good half a do...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 11, 2014 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 113331

Re: Nerdy Pet Peeves

it’s a story about a trust-fund jock who cheats off of his smart friend, is basically just good at sports, and who grows up to become a cop who peaked in high school. Aimed at nerds. I keep seeing the "HARRY POTTER WAS A JOCK" thing and it's always bugged me for reasons I am still explori...
by ameretrifle
Sun May 11, 2014 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831784

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

You know, thanks to this AMV, I think I finally understand Serial Experiments Lain. Lain is brought by her friends into a new, radical, transgressive world. Some wish to use her talents for destructive purposes. Others wish to co-opt her natural abilities and assets. However, she proves to be more a...
by ameretrifle
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement
Replies: 542
Views: 130386

Re: Mod Madness 2014 : The Announcement

If it's a chore, you've got the wrong job. ...Have you had a job yet? Because as someone who has had a couple of jobs, you don't sound like someone who has had a job yet. Or even a volunteering gig. Even jobs you mostly love can have stressful bits that bug you. If you ditch every job/task that is ...
by ameretrifle
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9364821

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Though that didn't make the first two series of Torchwood good, being for adults. The latter two were good though. Seriously? Miracle Day was good? I've only seen season 1 and Miracle Day and season 1 seemed a lot better; everything I'd ever seen on the internet was people agreeing that Miracle Day...
by ameretrifle
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1862028

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Pretty sure it's just slander (or libel since we're printing it!) of dead acceptable targets - no real basis in reality, just funny. And Goebbels rhymes with "no balls". Eh, given its history , I'm not sure that's really a fair characterization. They were plenty alive when it started circ...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

True. Provided it's endometriosis, though, and provided you can figure out it's endometriosis, which I recall hearing isn't super easy? But if you're in pain and you don't have adhesions? Eh, then that's just menstruation, totally normal. Not worth doing anything special about or looking into becaus...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sometimes I wonder about the state of gynecology. It just seems so horribly underdeveloped. Unpredictable bleeding? Curled up in pain all day? Serious doctor symptoms!-- unless you're menstruating, in which case, eh, here's some midol, or if it's serious you can go on the pill, or if that version sc...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831784

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Gee, I thought it was one of those series that went on for dozens upon dozens of episodes. I guess I was getting it confused with, uh, Nanoha (which some people also say is the best thing in years, it seems). Nanoha is not exactly a long runner either. Two seasons of 13 episodes plus one season of ...
by ameretrifle
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831784

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Cineplex, for some reason, is doing a special showing of the Madoka Magica movie: http://www.cineplex.com/Movies/MovieDetails/Madoka-Magica-The-Movie-Rebellion.aspx?date=2013-12-09 I have never seen a single episode of this. Do you think the movie alone is worth watching? I haven't seen them, but t...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15201
Views: 2708375

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Famous TV psychic Sylvia Browne dead , 11 years before she predicted . (I've been trying to find an article that's a decent middle ground somewhere between hit piece and credulous fawning but it ain't been easy. This is about as close as I've gotten so far. Though to be honest, she's on my "De ...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Southern Methodist University student solves rape
Replies: 240
Views: 27628

Re: Southern Methodist University student solves rape

I know plenty of people who think they wouldn't seek to have sex under those circumstances. FTFY Yes, because the sex drive is an utterly irresistible drive that every single person experiences in the exact same irresistible way. Nobody on the planet Earth experiences it any less intensely or at al...
by ameretrifle
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9364821

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Man, did *nobody* catch the irony in what I was saying? I mean I tried to make it as stupid and over-the-top as possible but damn, whoosh. *I too fucking hate when people say there is one superior craft because I knit, crochet, have done simple weaving and know how to sew*. Jesus. Pfft, you could h...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9364821

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

I mean, it's not even like I actually disagree with what you're saying. Knitting comes out much more fabric-like, which makes it more useful for many applications. I absolutely agree with that. I wouldn't argue if you said, for instance, it was better for scarf-making, even though I've crocheted sca...
by ameretrifle
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9364821

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Crochet is good for amigurumi and that is it. Knitting creates a superior, more even and visually appealing fabric and is therefore more suitable for basically every single application outside of making stuffies. Unless you count doilies as an application. Or tea cozies. Or coasters. Or lace. Or ed...
by ameretrifle
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 7005
Views: 1161866

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Yeah I too found mostly vaccination stuff, and a story about a guy who was discovered to have a gun shot after getting into a car accident. Potentially supporting the deep shock line, but who knos. My sense is the Hollywood myth side is the whole people not realizing they've been shot and discoveri...
by ameretrifle
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!
Replies: 275
Views: 24342

Re: Chiro quackery - now on bebbies!

When something is pseudoscientific on its face , you don't need to know the details before rejecting it. If I know the underlying principles of chiropractic or homeopathy or iridology or whatever, *and* I know that those principles are neither based on nor borne out by any rigorous scientific resea...
by ameretrifle
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831784

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Any length requirements? 'Cause I read a lot of scanlations, but a lot of those are oneshots or otherwise short. I can tell you that het romance also falls into the Giant Douchebag Dude trap. Yuri less often. I'd need to dig through my files a bit, it's hard to think of offhand (and it's late here)....
by ameretrifle
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 923595

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I ate a bunch of junk food tonight, and instead of feeling happier, I feel slovenly and gross. I think that might be good psychological progress towards changing my eating habits. Mine changed the most when I developed acid reflux and other stomach problems and could connect things like pizza to fe...
by ameretrifle
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831784

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

ETA: Oh, and how could I forget Mawaru Penguindrum, a series with a lot of similarities to Evangelion - awesome soundtrack, plot that asks more questions than it answers, many moments where you're not sure whether you're missing the true depth of the show or the creators were just throwing in rando...
by ameretrifle
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531887

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

And it may be worth trying to get in contact with the insurance company again. You might be able to appeal, or you might have gotten wrong information if you only spoke to one person. Sometimes they'll be uninformed, or mishear you, or be telling you no and hoping you'll shut up and go away and they...
by ameretrifle
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9364821

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

107 Ironclad Rules for Writers Who Want to Be Better at Writing I can't tell if some of these are actually good pieces of advice... (25. For every adverb you use, do five pushups.) I was going to say that it lost me at "Ironclad Rules for Writing", that concept being unalloyed bullshit in...
by ameretrifle
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51715

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

Sarkeesian recently re-posted a fanfic someone wrote about her murdering Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox because she doesn't like his games . Her comment about a story that has her shooting someone and gloating as he bleeds to death? " I kinda like it ". It also includes her hitching ...
by ameretrifle
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51715

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I never tire of the misuse of statistics by organisations with an agenda - and more so when people use them with a level of authority. Oh, upon your mercy, I beg of you, please waste ten entire seconds of your time explaining to the poor plebian masses what that agenda might be, O master of debate....
by ameretrifle
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 51715

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

an overtly black protagonist There's a man who leads a life of danger. To everyone he meets he stays a stranger. With every move he makes another chance he takes. Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow. Secret Black Protag Secret Black Protag They've given you a costume, and taken away your race. B...
by ameretrifle
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 687
Views: 192531

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Eh his dialogue can be okay, as long as it isn't one of the long rambling ones, which only shows how weird a character is. Though Hussie seems to love that. Sure, but consider the competition here . El Psy Congroo. ...The more I think about it, the more it seems a match made in heaven/hell. I don't...

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