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Old 11-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #301
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What's your favorite word?
qf easy question you can answer while distracted
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #302
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If you could change one aspect of yourself, What would it be? (broadest meaning of the word 'aspect')
Easy — take away my BPD, or the depressive half of it if that's all I get. I'd like to keep the rest of my mind, but I will trade a lot. Make it so that I don't spend months sad for no reason.

I feel like you must have meant something else.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:02 PM   #303
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ms paint telephone werewolf game, is it possible?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #304
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posting on behalf of people lurking and thinking it is a good well
read a few random posts and found them very thought-provoking

also, hi!
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:08 PM   #305
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It isn't easy at all. For me the language is so cool and so important that I don't take it lightly.

Beautiful world, useful word, what? Epicurus has noted that my signature word on POG on seems to be arguendo. I like quintessence today, but that's temporary.

There are a number of words I like mostly because I know I use them correctly — an example would be comprise (which most people screw up, meaning compose instead).


By the way, someone else asked about languages. I speak some Italian and some German, but not enough of either to sound terribly intelligent in them. I had one class each in Spanish and French but recall none of them. Of course I spoke Portuguese when I lived in Brazil, but that was thirty-odd years ago and I remember only a few words.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:11 PM   #306
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ms paint telephone werewolf game, is it possible?
See LuckayLuck's pictorial argument in Lost Wolves, after I had silenced him for a day for a rule violation. I think pictorial werewolf would be pretty cool.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:12 PM   #307
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Do you agree that Portuguese is hilarious sounding?

It cracks me up every time I hear it.

Tell us about your experiences in Brazil. Why, where, when?

Brazilian girls, etc
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:13 PM   #308
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Kukra, that picture is incredibly weird. I have pretty much no idea what the hell that is. Almost like a gannet or booby, but... not.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #309
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Do you agree that Portuguese is hilarious sounding?

It cracks me up every time I hear it.
No, because I didn't speak Spanish before Portuguese, which I think is why it's odd-sounding to you.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #310
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an example would be comprise (which most people screw up, meaning compose instead).
The pack is composed of wolves. Wolves comprise the pack.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #311
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Comics: no clue. Sorry.

No. Dark Knight was OK but it had Nicole Kidman so it could ever be great, and Shawshank Redemption is overrated — it's good, but just because Morgan Freeman talks a lot, slowly, doesn't make it the acme of cinematic excellence.
Dark Knight came out in 2008 and was amazing
Nicole Kidman was in Batman Forever, which was one of the 2 worst Batman Movies, by a different director, producer and writer and batman actor...

Shawshank is my favorite movie of all time, but I can see others not agreeing
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #312
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What's the dumbest thing you've ever done? Most regrettable moment? Most proud moment?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #313
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Thank you. There is hope.

That's also the example used in An Incomplete Education, the book from which I believe I learned that. I recommend it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #314
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Dark Knight came out in 2008 and was amazing
Nicole Kidman was in Batman Forever, which was one of the 2 worst Batman Movies, by a different director, producer and writer and batman actor...
Shows how into movies I am (i.e., not much). Maybe I haven't even seen Dark Knight then.

Wait, I remember it. Yes, it was pretty damn good. I do miss Michael Keaton as Batman, tbh, though — I thought he got it right.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:20 PM   #315
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I may have missed it, so my apologies in advance.

Do you take medication for your BPD, if so, which ones. If you don't take any medication, what have you tried in the past and did you find it helped?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:21 PM   #316
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Kukra, that picture is incredibly weird. I have pretty much no idea what the hell that is. Almost like a gannet or booby, but... not.
it's a northern gannet, but a young one
very well played!
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:21 PM   #317
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Wait that pic is real?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:23 PM   #318
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What's the dumbest thing you've ever done? Most regrettable moment? Most proud moment?
I'll do most proud moment now, or one of them.

I was a Presidential Scholar — for those who don't know, one high school senior of each sex from each US state. A week of festivities in Washington, culminating with an award ceremony at the White House. (Reagan was supposed to hand me mine, but one of my fellow awardees decided she wanted to hand him a petition during the whole thing, so they redid the schedule...)

Of course, there's a downside to every atakdog story. As we walked out of the Rose Garden I told my parents, "I'll never be as good at anything ever again." And unfortunately I was pretty much right, at least for decades (until I got my nationally-recognized MCAT program going, perhaps).
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #319
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Wait that pic is real?
I assume that it is real but makes the bird's head appear way larger than it actually is
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #320
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How did you come across Pog?

Favourite movie / why?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #321
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it's a northern gannet, but a young one
very well played!
aha. the face pattern was wrong for (adult) gannet, so I went by shape.

Which, incidentally, is what's to learn about IDing birds from a book or similar. Our natural inclination seems to be to look at colors or patterns, nbut those aren't as helpful with birding as shape. I actually learned this, involuntarily and unbeknownst to myself until later, during a stretch of a few years when my eyes weren't very good (they're better than 20/20 now, but for a few years I needed glasses to read the board easily — this was around the time I went to law school).
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:26 PM   #322
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Shows how into movies I am (i.e., not much). Maybe I haven't even seen Dark Knight then.

Wait, I remember it. Yes, it was pretty damn good. I do miss Michael Keaton as Batman, tbh, though — I thought he got it right.
Dark Knight had Heath Ledger as Joker with a magic trick
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #323
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How did you come across Pog?

Favourite movie / why?
Answered earlier, mostly. Harold and Maude. I've seen it dozens of times. As for why — it makes me feel good about being alive, and gives me a sense of joy to which to aspire. (Obviously I identify with the suicidal protagonist.)

Plus the car.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #324
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have you been to the Galapagos Islands?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:29 PM   #325
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Dark Knight had Heath Ledger as Joker with a magic trick
Got it. Ledger was not the best part of that one by any means in my opinion — but whenever to was doing batman was pretty close to right.
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