Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Creole Ned, Jan 7, 2012.
I would, but I'm quite the expert at doing nothing.
Clearly you should run through the streets naked.
I was going to suggest looking at Christmas themed porn, but this works as well.
Okay, they MIGHT be able to squeeze me in for surgery on Friday; if not that, it'll be after Christmas.
Please, Cthulhu, if you're listening, don't let my mother stick around until after Christmas.
i am hoping so hard for your surgery to go well, assuming you get it.
KEEP ME ( and everyone else i guessss) UPDATED OKAY
As the Great Old Ones are my witness, your mother will not be staying past Christmas, one way or the other. Ia, Ia, let Shub-Niggurath be my guide, or something.
This is just the exploratory surgery, not the actual instance of fixing anything. But I'll keep you posted, don't worry.
Let's hope they pack enough rations and don't end up eating your spleen!
And that nobody dies of dysentery on the way in.
Or that an alien stows away on their escape pod.
Tell them that they can eat 1/3rd of the huskies without losing a catastrophic amount of pace.
I've been drinking too much rum lately and have noticed that eating a guacamole burger the next day seemed to help with the hangover. Turns out guacamole is a pretty popular hangover cure.
It's all the fat!
Take up knitting. Knitting is awesome.
I have knitting in the wardrobe! I've tried a good few times and I just can't get it. I know it's a matter of practice, but every different individual stitch is tighter or looser than the next. Sometimes it's really easy to get the working needle into the stitch, the next one will be impossibly hard. And generally it just seems that it's never working out correct. Add to that I'm always forgetting if I should do a purl stitch or a normal stitch ever three seconds just makes it incredibly difficult. Grah! Even thinking about it gets me annoyed. I'd be totally down with knitting myself gloves (and I've tried) but the whole, "Having to practice at something."
Clementines are one of the five best things about Christmas. Maybe even top 3.
Start with something easier, just plain back and forth stockinette (knit all on one side, purl on all the other). You can tell when you're on a purl side because it looks bumpy, whereas the knit side looks smoother. And try to relax your hands. Almost all new knitters knit too tightly. It's not a war with you against the yarn, I swear. :D
The hat I began to knit begs to differ.
I should really take up learning to knit again. I have a pair of old needles and some blue yarn in a cupboard somewhere...
I like the idea of war-knitting. *knit stich, knit purl, stab Thracian heathen for the glory of Sparta, and repeat!*
Why is that?
The laws of English pronunciation are weird, is the short version.
Fixed that for you
I'm going to start referring to adult videos as pornographs now. CLASSY.
I always interpret "fair enough" as a passive-aggressive "go fuck yourself," and I like it that way.
My desire to vastly overspend on something that isn't music related - in fact, more than I've ever spent on a single guitar or amp - has just grown:
Now all I want is for him to produce a couple more videos along the lines of his Tokyo Storm and (especially) Darkness Seeker and I'm sure I'll be irrevocably sold.
Try pronouncing them the way you think they should be said and you'll see why.
Good lord, according to the IMDB front page, Alyssa Milano just turned 40...
Random thought of the day, regarding Captain America's shield:
It's about two feet in diameter, maybe a bit bigger. Concave (we've seen him scoop up water in it), not flat. Made of an adamantium/vibranium/??? alloy, with the red-white-blue pattern painted on with an enameled paint. When cracks and dings are shown, it's the paint cracking, not the shield itself.
What gets me, though, are the straps. I can buy that the shield was injection-molded with rings on the concave side for mounting straps. That makes sense since you can't bolt attachments onto the shield. But a) what are they made out of, and b) how big are they?
Cap often wears his shield on his back, with his arms through the straps like a backpack. So obviously they're far enough apart to comfortably fit his broad shoulders. But also he has to be able to hold the shield by them, slipping his arm through one and holding onto the other with his hand, so ideally we're looking at spacing them about the length of his forearm, and having the hand-hold one be small enough to grip securely.
Obviously they're stretchy, but not under such high tension that he can't wear the shield on his back. Fireproof, because the shield's been dunked in lava and pulled out just fine. They don't dangle when he throws the shield.
THAT'S the big engineering mystery! What in the world are those straps made out of, and why don't they just make armor out of THAT?
Grant Morrison: Psychedelic Superhero.
Slow day at work,
Nute ? :)
Grant Morrison is a grade-A cock. Great writer, but for fuck's sake he needs to shut the fuck up and write comics and that's all. Him and Alan "Cranky Whiny Attention Whore What Wasn't Hugged Enough By His Dad" Moore.
Personally, I love the nods to realistic stuff in comics that don't drag it down. Deconstruction is occasionally a great storytelling tool. Morrison is 50% of the time the comics equivalent of Piss Christ.
LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
I don't disagree with you on any of this. I just posted a quote that pisses me off, and figured I'd share the love. As far as I'm concerned the more of these types of questions that can be answered in a story the happier it makes me. It's for people like us that hard science fiction exists.
I'm the guy that has entire movies ruined for him because of potential plot holes and nonsensical sciencey stuff surrounding things like red matter.
Wayyyyy back in '97 or so I hung out with Grant Morrisson at a con. He was kind of a dick, even though a friend and I gave him chocolate. Also, I can tell a funny story about him taking drugs on a plane to Asia... He used to take a LOT of drugs. Dunno if he still does though.
I'm the guy that's been working for years on a "hard-comics" superhero novel using a similar approach, so I feel your pain. The modern era of comics has gone a long way towards explaining a lot of sacred cows (Spider-Man's wall-crawling ability confirmed as an application of the Van der Waals force, for example), and most comics at least give some lip service to blatantly physics-breaking powers (the most common being "mass is borrowed from/shunted to an alternate dimension") but yeah, I love seeing stuff like that pointed out.
Apparently he gave them up shortly before 9/11. Buried three pages into that article (deeper than I expect anybody to read) is this:
See, the thing is, without people asking "really dumb fucking questions about made-up stories", I don't feel the quality of hard/technical fiction/whatever would advance in any meaningful way, for those of us that enjoy delving into the technical aspects to a certain degree.
HOWEVER, Fuck midichlorians, those things just need to fuck right off. There comes a point where fantasy can remain fantasy without injecting some unneeded science fiction. Lucas tried to put his peanut butter in my chocolate, but I was eating a fucking ham sandwich.
Note to self: put Kerzain on Bullshit Editing duty when novel is ready...
After 12 revisions (in four minutes) I think that post is finally good to go.
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