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General Chat / Girls don't exsist on the internet
« on: November 21, 2005, 05:15:21 am »
i just told him i'm a dude, basically.

in retrospect, it would've been funnier to give him a picture of an elderly, obese, naked chick and say, "would love to, bad boy." but then, i'm not that... well, cruel.

Writing / Help Pick a Title
« on: November 21, 2005, 03:53:04 am »
*late response*

i like the theme idea... heh, now if only it fit into the story at all...

will keep that in mind, though. my next "big project" is likely going to be an ongoing series. i'll start putting that online as soon as i get a few details straight in my head.

meantime, the rough draft for An Oblivion's Indigo is done... what i've decided i'll do is, i'll let the beta readers decide what's most appropriate after they read it. so far i've got one vote for An Oblivion's Indigo and about nine or so pending. anyone who wants to be a beta, just email me.

edit: ooh, and i figured out what i'd write on the back cover of the book as a teaser, too:


"Two space colonies launched from Earth. One would return after fifty years; the other would explore the stars and, by design, never see Earth again. But the colonists who came back realized soon after landing that, while they had been touring other planets, they had missed a fairly important event back at home: the Apocalypse.

"Now, Lucifer has a plan to use these two colonies--which carry within them the precious last existing souls of humanity--to infiltrate heaven and exact revenge on God and His followers. To do this, the fallen angel will start with a single soul by the name of Foster Hayes..."


so yep. there ya go.

General Chat / Girls don't exsist on the internet
« on: November 21, 2005, 03:36:42 am »
my favorite was when some dude (at another forum) gave me an email that said, basically,

"Hey, what's up. I was looking at your profile, and I noticed you also live in the DC area, and I thought to myself, 'Aetre seems cool; I wonder what she's like in person?' So I wanted to know if you'd like to meet sometime, just in public or something and possibly get to know each other better."

i laughed my ass off. :)

General Chat / Girls don't exsist on the internet
« on: November 21, 2005, 02:09:07 am »
"The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and little boys are FBI agents."

General Chat / Oooh, Peguins!
« on: November 19, 2005, 01:16:33 am »
no, fem. there are many, many problems with this whole situation being used to prove anything--even that "it doesn't occur in nature" is false. one, a zoo is not a natural habitat. two, a single relationship is an abnormality, not a normality. three, this breed of penguin is known to pick a "partner" for life, and this relationship clearly did not last a penguin's lifetime, and it therefore cannot legitimately be compared to heterosexual partnerships within the same species.

look, i don't trust many people on this issue, so regardless what anyone says, i'm gonna remain skeptical on it. i don't trust a pro-gay group yelling that they know everything about science (before anything has been proven) any more than i trust some idiotic bible thumper saying science is work of the devil. just because you read the bible and go to church does not suddenly make you an expert in biology or psychology. likewise, just being gay or just liberal does not make your wishful thinking about what genes you'd like to exist magically come true. the text on your avatar, specifically the word, "proving," is exactly the type of stuff that makes conservatives look at liberals and see nothing but sophomoric arrogance in an argument where the liberal platform is flimsy at best.

if you want reasonable discussion on the issues, you're going to have to start by reaching out to opponents instead of getting in their face about how you're-right-they're-wrong.

--rant over.

Applications / "Another Hopeless Venture" (The Comic)- Application
« on: November 17, 2005, 07:09:53 am »
it's equally easy to disprove the "universal dismissal" argument. namely, you have to take known examples to prove that you don't know anything...

but seriously. hayek kicks ass.

Applications / "Another Hopeless Venture" (The Comic)- Application
« on: November 17, 2005, 04:56:02 am »
i think the applicant is fine and all, but i would like to point out to any socialists or would-be socialists, read the book, The Road To Serfdom by Hayek. it's a 200-page systematic disproof of just about everything marx ever said. and it is beautiful.

General Chat / Oooh, Peguins!
« on: November 16, 2005, 12:56:48 am »
i am so very sorry to have to do this, but such is life when you use an outdated source.

NOTE: i am entirely aware that the site linked above is an extremely biased website. i just googled "ron silo penguin" and this is what came up as the second link.

Writing / NaNoWriMo 2005!
« on: November 08, 2005, 08:41:47 pm »
yep, i won't be able to finish this year. best of luck, all!

Writing / NaNoWriMo 2005!
« on: October 27, 2005, 11:45:33 am »
I don't know if I'll have time this year...

(but if i do, i'm writing about a muffin with eyes and feet.)

General Chat / The things you find...
« on: October 18, 2005, 05:04:52 am »
Geek test: 56%... "Extreme Geek."


other test: 45%

General Chat / A Quake! A Quake!
« on: October 06, 2005, 06:59:12 am »
my family moved out of san fransisco in 1987... so my parents knew all about earthquakes and such.

when the '88 world series game got cut off (or was it '89? it was one of the two) because the tv screen told us, "there's been a minor quake," both parents knew it couldn't just be minor... no san fransisco ballpark's electronic system would be rendered unable to transmit signals because of a "minor" quake.

also, fun fact few people know about earthquakes: the scale they use? it's logarithmic, not linear. a 6.0 quake is a full ten times bigger than a 5.0, and a 9.0 is ten times bigger than an 8.0. the tsunami last year was 9.1.

*the more you know*

Announcements / Google Talk
« on: August 31, 2005, 08:14:07 pm »
is there a linux version? (dumb question #1)

Writing / Lens Flare
« on: August 15, 2005, 11:44:43 pm »
thanks for the kind words. :)

i know i used a bunch of stereotypes; i typically do that only for comedy--i.e., to make fun of the stereotype itself. this was a short, quick write (as they go), but it was fun to work on. so if the readers enjoy it, too, i'm happy.

Writing / Help Pick a Title
« on: August 15, 2005, 02:22:03 pm »
the votes here, plus in other places around the net, will help me decide on a title for the novel i'm just about done writing.

the working title has been, "An Oblivion's Indigo," but there are a number of alternatives that would also fit nicely. so pick the one that sounds best to you.

the options are:

The Story of Oblivion
Colors of Sovereignty
Worlds to Rise Above
An Oblivion

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