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by rowan
Thu Nov 16, 15:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Why did kids make fun of you?
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Why did kids make fun of you?

'cuz they were jerks obviously
by rowan
Wed Nov 15, 15:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Bork!
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Happy birthday Bork!

Oop I also got distracted by the cute. I give you a borb to go with your snow leopards:
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by rowan
Tue Nov 14, 17:07 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 10th spacefemmiversary Aum!
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Happy 10th spacefemmiversary Aum!

Happy spacefemmiversary! I got you a fancy fish
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#Sonic,
... I have questions.
by rowan
Tue Nov 14, 16:56 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: harvey weinstein

I kind of feel like there have been consequences for high profile people in my field though, in the last few years, finally. So this isn't the first set of consequences so maybe for that reason it feels a little more real? Though I worry about everything people brought up here as well.
by rowan
Sat Nov 11, 20:01 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: harvey weinstein

I'm mostly noting names but not reading details because frankly I just can't anymore.

It does seem like things are changing though, and that's good. I mean how long have we been talking about this problem... idk I liked the one about driving 'em all into the sea.
by rowan
Fri Nov 10, 12:48 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: steampunk / clockwork book suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: steampunk / clockwork book suggestions

No oneeeee?

*sniffle*

I ordered some books by James Blaylock, KW Jeter, and Tim Powers so I'll review them when they come and I read them. I already like Tim Powers as an author (loved Declare, Last Call series, etc) so that review may be biased.
by rowan
Fri Nov 10, 12:45 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: are you good at billiards?
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: are you good at billiards?

I used to be pretty good, and I still tend to win when playing with other people who don't play often, but I don't think I'd quantify my playing as good anymore. It's decent enough for fun though and that's really all that matters.
by rowan
Fri Nov 10, 12:43 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you afraid of flying?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Are you afraid of flying?

^my kid has taken the window seat on all flights since she could express an opinion THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU KID
by rowan
Fri Nov 10, 12:42 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you own sweatpants?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: do you own sweatpants?

I got my space leggings on ModCloth :)

What I really could use are some fleece-lined space leggings though, since it decided to Winter here
by rowan
Wed Nov 8, 16:38 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you own sweatpants?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: do you own sweatpants?

update: I am now wearing space leggings instead of sweatpants
by rowan
Wed Nov 8, 16:37 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 8th spacefemmiversary Sonic#!
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Happy 8th spacefemmiversary Sonic#!

Oh hope your meeting went great and good luck on the writing and job things (I feel that). Thanks for being awesome!
by rowan
Wed Nov 8, 11:14 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: New Job!
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: New Job!

Headphones are the best, I got some nice big ones to block out my (now former) officemate who I love and is a great person but FFSshutupalready anyway. Is there anyone else in your group that you can get some other things to do? If your boss is leaving you'd think they'd be like "here's a bunch of s...
by rowan
Wed Nov 8, 11:09 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you afraid of flying?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Are you afraid of flying?

lol no :)
by rowan
Mon Nov 6, 9:30 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you own sweatpants?
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: do you own sweatpants?

I bought a bunch in the men's section a while back and hemmed them, and they are nice (not that thin crap you get in the women's section) and have deep pockets. I am wearing dark blue ones right now.
by rowan
Mon Nov 6, 9:29 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your favorite tea?
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: What's your favorite tea?

not sure I have a favorite but some of my go-to teas are green tea with mango, a black/green darjeeling blend, irish breakfast, emerald goddess oolong, and a nepal silver tips white tea. But my tea cabinet is an overflowing three shelves so....
by rowan
Fri Nov 3, 20:00 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: steampunk / clockwork book suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 120

steampunk / clockwork book suggestions

I like steampunk and clockwork kind of books but so rarely are any of the ones I pick up any *good* (see, to whit, Arabella from Mars in the book thread). Does anyone have any suggestions? Not that my to-read shelf is empty by any means but I want to run a game that's steampunk-y and I'm looking for...
by rowan
Thu Nov 2, 11:06 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: New chamber found in Great Pyramid
Replies: 6
Views: 172

New chamber found in Great Pyramid

This is pretty cool; they put up some detectors to use cosmic rays - basically fast moving particles from space; in this case muons - to see where the pyramid was missing rock. They mapped out the known ones and found a new one!

Check out the New Scientist article for more.
by rowan
Wed Nov 1, 9:39 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 167
Views: 50408

Re: what are you reading?

I read Akata Warrior (follow up to Akata Witch ) by Nnedi Okorafor and liked it, also read Updraft , Cloudbound and Horizon by Fran Wilde which had a really interesting setting though I thought the plot in the first one could have been better. I read the first book of the School of Good & Evil serie...
by rowan
Wed Nov 1, 9:24 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Microwaves

Nachos wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 5:14 2017
I've also recently found out that one of the people against microwaves is also against cooked food in general, so yeah.
ah, one of those. one can only hope they are vegetarian at least, unlike the people who were advocating eating raw chicken.
by rowan
Wed Nov 1, 9:21 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you like beans?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: do you like beans?

I like pretty much all beans. This year I grew two varieties of black beans in my garden :D
by rowan
Mon Oct 30, 9:25 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: when did you last use a microphone?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: when did you last use a microphone?

I DON'T NEED A MICROPHONE I WILL JUST TALK REALLY LOUD
by rowan
Fri Oct 27, 10:05 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Microwaves

I think you have confused "loser" with "awesome"
by rowan
Wed Oct 25, 16:54 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 268
Views: 86127

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

I finally saw Dr Strange and enjoyed it, though I did have to push away the whole "ugh eastern mysticism type things and they have white people mostly". I liked a superhero movie where the main character had to effing *learn shit* to do things and isn't even all that good at it yet (though there was...
by rowan
Wed Oct 25, 16:51 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Microwaves
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Microwaves

For the first one: cooking tends to make food nutrients more accessible (painting with broad brush strokes here) so ask them why they think cooking with one method is different than the other. The microwaves just jiggle the water molecules around faster (aka heats them) which then cooks things just ...
by rowan
Tue Oct 24, 15:09 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: #metoo
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: #metoo

I was away when it happened so I'm not sure I would have participated or not. I did read some interesting discussion by some frirends about how they weren't going to post but then they started reading other posts and realized that yeah, they really did expereince a lot of harassment. It's true for m...