October 24th, 2006
I spent most of the year going through RPG ad communities hoping that I'll find something I like and can work with. Sifting through the same handful of ads for fandom-based games is an exhausting process. I already know that I'm not interested in a game based on a book/movie/TV series/etc.
I'm writing this post first to stop myself from rushing out and creating this elusive community. ;-) I'm a member on one such mailing list on Yahoogroups but being a diehard LJer, I'd like to see one here.
Anyone else here feel the same? Think this idea has potential?
I'm asking because Howard is in surgery (getting cleaned) and I started thinking about why we call him/it Howard.
Bonus questions: Do you know anyone who uses the term "bi-atch"? Does it annoy you? Do you name inanimate objects?
Does anyone know what the process is called, what machine is used to do it, and why it is done?
Edit: SOLVED - "Lawn aeration" http://www.lawnsavers.com/files/images/photos/Aeratorcloseup.JPG
I'm doing a performance/presentation on the meat industry. One of the aspects is conrasting images of human cruelty with those of animal cruelty.
I have heaps of pictures but most of them are tiny.
Also: 2. how much does photo printing cost (A4 size)? or at least colour printing? Where can I get it done?
3. Anywhere I can pick up cheap meat hooks etc? (not online)
4. Also any concise facts on the meat industry would be good.
5. Any ideas on how I could make the presentation interactive?
Would you please read my cover letter and help me out by clicking on the link provided under the cut?
It will take less than 5 minutes to take the survey, and I would totally appreciate it.
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What does this mean to you? 19 and up, or 1 second after your 18th birthday?
I'm writing about swimming in a class, and even though I pretty much know this stuff off the top of my head, I still need a source backing my statements.
Additionally, how would I cite this once I find it?
For those who have seen the movie Best of the Best just a quick question.
Does anyone know the name and artist of the song playing during the bar fight scene?
someone just told me that if you were born in Canada, regardless of where you lived for the rest of your life, you can take advantage of the health care system in Canada.
For example, Michael J. Fox was born in Canada, became an American citizen years ago. They are telling me that he can still use the Canadian system for his meds, health care, etc.
Is that accurate? It seems...off...to me.
Doesn't that seem like a really huge increase?
We registered/activated our version of Windows (Home edition) before it died. Now, it looks like we're going to have to reinstall. My first question is: will we be able to activate it again? Our old computer (the one I'm using now) has a burnt copy of Windows. My brother got a product key off of a friend, and now we're getting the windows genuine alert. Will we get the same thing if we try to activate after a reinstall?
My second question is also regarding the new computer. It has a fairly good graphics card in it (GeForce 7600 GS), and I want to try out XGL on it. Are there any LiveCDs with XGL that you know of that work on an AMD64 system? I looked at Kororaa, but they only have it in mainstream (and I've been barred from installing anything even remotely related to Linux on the new system).
Links would be appreciated!
2) Is Bush waffling around, or is he being consistent with his previous reasons and the resulting policies regarding why the US is fighting in Iraq? (Not the original "Weapons of Mass Destruction" reason, but the more recent one, I think it's about Saddam or democracy or terrorists or something.)
President Bush said:
Mr. Bush, in discussing at a news conference on Oct. 11 the meaning of the phrase “stay the course,” also refused to be pinned down.
“Stay the course means keep doing what you’re doing,” he said. “My attitude is, don’t do what you’re doing if it’s not working; change.”
He added: “Stay the course also means don’t leave before the job is done. And that’s — we’re going to get the job done in Iraq. And it’s important that we do get the job done in Iraq.
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You can read more of this article in the New York Times.
I've rather bemusingly been contacted by a large movie production company with respect to advertising their film on my web site. I'm mostly bemused because although my site gets a fair few hits, it's still fairly homebrew.
Anyway, aside from that, they want me to run a competition on the site for which they'll provide prizes (I don't want to mention the name of the film for the moment, but it's a fairly major one).
The question for you all though is what competition question do you think would be good fun?
My site has mostly become famous because it hosts a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for another film, so one possible question I was thinking of asking would be for the best question and answer related to said film, which could then be used to create an FAQ. Pros: It feeds into what the site is mostly already about. Cons: It's a bit boring perhaps, and a little hard to judge.
I was also thinking of the best art related to the film. Whether it's hand drawn (and scanned), or done on computer. Pros: It's erm... artistic? Cons: Also a little boring perhaps, and more than a bit exclusive.
Can anyone think of something better?
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Are there any foods/drinks that you loved/or begged your parents to eat as a kid but you don't eat now?
I finally convinced my husband to pick a Halloween costume. He's going to dress up as Dr. House. He has the clothing, my parents have the cane, and I have the vicoden bottle complete with real vicoden. Does anyone know where I can get decent screen shots from tv shows? I want to pick out a tshirt that resembles one Hugh has worn in the past.
How would you change your appearance?
Do you get your taxes done right away, or do you wait until the last minute?
What are your three favorite bands? (if you could include the genre they are in, that'd be cool too)
Why the hell did the person who does the ordering of paper supplies for my office think it was a good idea to order a shit-ton of sporks?
Anyone else like Cursive (the band, not the writing style)?
Would you rather lose an arm or a leg?
Rank them if you'd like.
Does it change your opinion if the couple are engaged before they begin living together but have no definite date set?
Do you think that living with your boy-friend in the same house as your mother and grandmother for the last year qualifies as living together if you do not share a bedroom?
and phone number pads:
Why can't they both be the same?
2. For those of yuo who are in college/university/higher learning or remember it at all, what is/was your favorite class and why?
I've already seen this list on wikipedia, but it seems to be listing a lot of things that could be found anywhere.
Do you like your job?
If so, what do you like about it?
What are some things you'd change about it, if any?
Do you dislike your job?
If so, why?
What would you rather be doing?
How much do you make? (if you want to say)
Where do you live?
How did you get your job? (what prior experiences, college education, etc)
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of questions they might ask.
so i didn't overreact...
What's that site that rates movies and tells you how many curse words, how many explicit scenes etc. there are??
2. How long did it take you to learn?
3. Did you have a "trick" for learning how?
4. Can you rollerblade?
5. How long did it take you to learn?
6. Did you have a "trick"?
2. I couldn't until I was about 12
3. My grandma had me chew up a mouthful of banana, open my mouth, stick the pill in and swallow it all. I don't need the banana anymore, but it was good for learning.
5. I think I was around 7 or 8
6. My neighbors had me use a broom to prop myself up when I was still learning.
Enough of my pseudophysics, which way is for winter???
EDIT- thanks guys, clockwise it is!!! all ceiling fan's I've ever had [here in Florida anyway] have a switch on the side that you use to change the direction. Thanks for your help!
I work in a shoe shop, and I generally entertain myself by playing through entire albums in my head, bonus points if I can remember all the words.
What is your opinion of Stay at Home Moms (SAHM)?
In more detail, what is your opinion of SAHMs with a college degree?
No college degree?
Forced into SAHM status because of a child's disability or their own?
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maybe now that I've said it, it won't happen. Not that I don't want to move to MN, I just don't want to move.
Can you recommend a good LJ comm to
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Have you ever tried to put milk in the cupboard or a box of cereal in the fridge?
I was warming up a tortilla shell in the microwave and while I was waiting I watched [10 seconds of] something on TV. When it beeped, I was still listening to the TV and I went to open the freezer instead of the microwave.
I guess that's more of being preoccupied.
But have you ever done anything like that? What did you do?
Most at fault?
Most at fault?
Most at fault?
Who was most at fault for the dissolving of this relationship?
Lastly, is Suri really the baby of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes?
(This includes how you contact them, what kinds of things you talk about, how you act, how close you are, etc.)
ETA: How so?
I don't but this question was inspired by the fact that whenever I post I get pissed because all my emails after that always just end up being responses :( While I value them, they get my hopes up that I have something more important in there.
if not, why are people doing it?
How do I tell my GM that I want to step down after the 5 week training I just went through?
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Does submitting the application online make any difference?
I'm wondering if I'm pregnant.
I'm on seasonale birth control which means I get my period every 3 months. So the whole "I skipped a period" thing won't work for me because by the time I skip a period I will already be 3 months pregnant. But I started spotting yesterday...does that count as a period?
Do you know what I mean? Cuz I don't think I'm being clear.
I'm just trying to delay buying a test as long as I can. Don't judge!
Unrelated but also a pregnancy question. How soon does morning sickness start?
edit: i am NOT relying on what you guys say as fact. I WILL get a test. This is purely for my curiousity and a temporary peace of mind. im not stupid. i know that the internet cant tell me if im pregnant. thanks.
How do I get the emotional taste of "I dated a person who lied to me about some important things, then stabbed me in the back with the things he lied about, and on top of that I didn't listen to my friends about him from the beginning" out of my mouth?
What color are the socks you're wearing right now?
Do you have words that you remember where and when you first learned the meaning? Like, I learned lackadaisical from watching Shark's hockey. And queue from playing rollercoastertycoon. and indefatigable from reading horatio hornblowers. and so on and so forth.
I just got some onigiri molds today and while I know what it is and how to make it, I want to be able to pronounce it because my co-workers tomorrow will no doubt be asking what it is that I'm eating.
Can anyone recommend good ways to manage your time? I have tried writing down lists of 'Things to Do' but I never seem to stick to them.
Thanks in advance!
For the record, I'm talking about the 1 1/3 litre bags of milk.
Where do you live?
Do you have milk in bags where you live and do you use them?
Would you know what to do with a bag of milk if someone were to give it to you?
By the way, my phone is a Nokia and is a little over two years old.
2. Have you ever worked for a large corporate-type company? Did it slowly destroy your soul?
3. On the same note, if you heard someone talking about "corporate propaganda," would you know what they meant? (For the record, it's the useless and meaningless ideologies that companies claim to follow. (Hint: often identifiable by needless capitalization.)
4. How will the Harry Potter series end? I think a piano might just suddenly fall on everyone.
5. How does one get Sallie Mae off their ass? (My SO's student loan has been sent to their vicious collections department. He can't afford the payments because, due to their error, the balance is suddenly much more than it should be. He's sent in the appropriate info/forms for correcting the error, but they're taking their sweet damn time. In the meantime, they're calling 10-15 times a day and it's getting kind of shitty.)
1. Does anyone know what I can do to stop my pasty-white family from being totally washed out by the flash on my camera? I'm up for any tips. I use a Nikon Coolpix L4 btw.
**I should add, this isn't the sort of "washed out" that can be fixed in PS, there are no features left, lol. Just eyes in a ball of white**
2. What kind of camera do you use?
3. What to you photograph the most often?
Is there a novel you read time and time again, or an author whose works you cannot resist?
If so, why do you re-read it? Nostalgia? Memories? Emotions?
Can you drive stick?
Are you male or female?
Do you think that more males can drive stick than females can?
What would you do with said person?
I'm kinda leaning towards bringing over a board game or two. I can afford one new game. If I decide to buy one, which one should I get?
(I'm 23 and he's 29, if that makes any difference.)
2. What's the worst advice someone's ever given to you?
"oh, it's 'very irresistable' and cigarettes! it's nice, i know"..... what the fuck is that.
the only non dumb perfume name is something like Chanel No 5 and who the fuck wears that.
all the ones i've worn have been dumbass names like Exclamation or Emeraude or Vanilla Fields or Ghost Mist. seriously. dumbass names.
1. Anyone ever worked at Wal-Mart?
a. What was your position?
b. What did you get paid?
c. How did you like it?
2. Same question for Target.
3. How about Walgreens?
I am just wondering how many people do or don't.
(with the pearl pink colored sash in the middle and including the jacket)?
2)Do you think having barbecue at a wedding reception is lame?
-When I say barbecue, I don't mean a reception outside with a grill and everything, I mean serving barbecue food, like sausage, brisket, ribs, etc, at the indoors reception.
So my questions are:
Do you dog ear your books to save a page? If you do, then how far down do you bring the dog ear?
ETA: Ok, so I know some people hate dog earring books. If you hate it, then tell me why, and what you use to mark a book. (Bookmark, piece of paper, money, etc)
it scares me. everytime i pass it, i close my eyes and make the sign of the cross
lol and it still intrigues me proving it is the damien thorn of video games"
What video game is this?
How many times have you/did you change your major?
My answer? As of tomorrow, once. I've discovered that I don't like Engineering nearly as much as I thought I did, so I'm switching to straight chem. Grad school for me, hurray.
(I think it's kind of funny that Kevin Dillon plays his brother when they look *nothing* alike to me... Kevin Dillon just looks like *his* brother...)