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by Sonic#
Mon Apr 24, 15:16 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Bilingual Toddler
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Bilingual Toddler

One of the ideas impressed in me early in linguistics courses was just how early kids are able to distinguish between different languages. Rather like gender, how adeptly they intuit the boundaries between the languages and even dialects around them is incredible. A friend of mine is raising his chi...
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 24, 9:13 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what was wrong with your ex-lover?
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: what was wrong with your ex-lover?

Nothing was strictly wrong. She and I just had different approaches to emotional intimacy.
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 24, 9:12 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: did your parents tell you stories?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: did your parents tell you stories?

Yes. Stories about our family, Little Golden Book stories like The Pokey Little Puppy, other stories in books. I grew up rich in stories.
by Sonic#
Sun Apr 23, 18:07 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The Gentrification of Standing Rock
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: The Gentrification of Standing Rock

It's hard to respond to this as a whole, since many people's comments seem to be misconstrued to an extreme of isolationism, when what I'm seeing is encouraging respect for problem-solvers closer to the problem. I generally agree that it needs planning, but I would not use the argument of planning T...
by Sonic#
Sun Apr 23, 17:52 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi, everyone:)
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Hi, everyone:)

Welcome to the board! We're happy to have youa round and to answer questions you might have.
by Sonic#
Sun Apr 23, 17:47 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Girlfriend Zone

I've gotten sad and remained friends several times in my life. That said, what you say (men getting angry and cutting contact) may be true (again, very generally) because in our culture they feel more entitled to bring things to a head and confess their feelings, disruptions to the social status quo...
by Sonic#
Sat Apr 22, 7:01 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Girlfriend Zone

Me going through comments:
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by Sonic#
Fri Apr 21, 8:37 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the board! Answers may vary to what you want to know. Personally, I find it useful to have some places (like this) where people sometimes talk feminism and know a thing or two already. It pushes me to do more reading of my own, to try to describe and work through difficult ideas, and to l...
by Sonic#
Fri Apr 21, 8:26 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

My in-laws want to do a family get-together for this in Wyoming. I'm like, "Gotta teach the next day, have fun!" At least a 5 hour drive directly to the path is somewhat feasible. Jeez.
by Sonic#
Fri Apr 21, 8:23 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Quicktakes

Not dog taint water!

I've been writing this morning at a coffee shop. It's small - about 22 seats and 1 unisex bathroom. 2 baristas, one register.

A school bus of at least 25 high schoolers just stopped here.

I'm going to leave an extra tip today.
by Sonic#
Thu Apr 20, 12:30 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How long can you stay in your house?
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: How long can you stay in your house?

I get stir-crazy after two days and have to get out, even if it's to walk the trash to the dumpster.
by Sonic#
Wed Apr 19, 16:56 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Sexual harassment in the workplace, re: commentary on Fox News's recent turnover
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Sexual harassment in the workplace, re: commentary on Fox News's recent turnover

I'm going to set out a perspective I'm thinking about regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, in immediate response to Fox News's recent high-profile staff turnover but with an eye to the problem generally: Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, and similar figures get away with sexual harassment for so ...
by Sonic#
Wed Apr 19, 16:28 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Quicktakes

Sometimes I have things to rant about that don't really deserve a full post, but amuse me to mention. I thought it might be fun (or disastrous) to have a thread like that. Thus, I've coined appropriated the term "quicktakes" for quick expressions of frustration or ennui at trivial things. ...
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 18, 11:41 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Staples or thumbtacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Staples or thumbtacks?

Staples, with the caveat that I sometimes write things too big to staple. :(

Then again, they're also too big to thumbtack. :dance2:
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 17, 15:09 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Brexit

^ Almost as many people voted against Brexit as for it, so it's strange to say "Britain did not consider themselves European to begin with." Obviously a large contingent of Britains disagree, welcome Polish immigrants, and so on.
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 17, 7:41 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The Gentrification of Standing Rock
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: The Gentrification of Standing Rock

the only solution this forum knows is doing nothing. That's an overgeneralization. I think the article illustrates that allies need to listen carefully to the advice given to them by the people they're trying to help: how will they put their efforts to best use? what local knowledge should they con...
by Sonic#
Sun Apr 16, 6:26 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"

Why can't Jedi be plural? It's one of those ambiguous nouns: 5 Jedi walk into a bar. The last Jedi could be Luke, Rey, or someone else. That said, I suspect it's Luke, who is rather like a prophet who knows he can't fully disbelieve the old ways but wants to nudge Rey (now that she's found him) in a...
by Sonic#
Sun Apr 16, 6:13 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What law would you get rid of?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: What law would you get rid of?

I'll start with anti-abortion laws, but there are a lot of them.
by Sonic#
Fri Apr 14, 6:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what planet would you like to visit?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: what planet would you like to visit?

I have to narrow it down (based on memory, apologies for inaccuracies): Mercury: close to the sun, might be alright on shadow side. Downside: dawn is really hot. Venus: Could I parasail in the upper atmosphere? Downside: then I'd fall and die like immediately from acid and heat. Earth: Known quantit...
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 10, 10:28 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what do you like on your taco?
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: what do you like on your taco?

Protein substrate, onions, cheese are standard. Beans and lettuce are optional. Other ingredients I tend to be very picky with: usually no to sour cream, salsa, or tomatoes; guac, radish, and cilantro I'd try.

I like both soft and hard shell. I tend to overstuff the first and understuff the second.
by Sonic#
Mon Apr 10, 10:24 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Pics of me as a woman
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Pics of me as a woman

You look really good Storage. :w00t: I wish you the best of luck at bingo. Though your post did make me wonder... what is drag supposed to represent? I really should do some reading on this, because I sometimes wonder that as well. As you say, "your outfit is almost as atypical for you as it wo...
by Sonic#
Sat Apr 8, 7:18 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What do you like on your hot dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: What do you like on your hot dog?

For all that is lovely and holy, I want nothing to touch my hot dog. Except cheese. And maybe chili. But that's it.
by Sonic#
Thu Apr 6, 17:55 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!

Happy spacefemmiversary!
by Sonic#
Thu Apr 6, 17:54 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!

Happy 2nd DarkOne! Today I learned there's a measurement called a foot-candle. Maybe you'll fine that interesting too:
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by Sonic#
Thu Apr 6, 17:53 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what are your sheets made of?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: what are your sheets made of?

Cotton? I mean, they're warm but nothing fancy, like the skins of my enemies.

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