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|A Song of Ice and Fire||16||16:56, 12 March 2012|
|Since you're a Greenie||1||03:53, 9 March 2012|
|Hey, you know that thing where argumentative people visit you at Christmas/New Year?||6||08:02, 14 February 2012|
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|Speaking of Samarkand||7||05:12, 26 January 2012|
I sent you an email, I write here to make sure it didn't get lost in cyberspace. Please reply when you have the spare time and patience. Thank you.
Do you even get the emails I send you? Perhaps you could tell me not to bother sending them.
@Brxbrx, do you think maybe the reason might have something to do with this? Not that I can read her mind, of course... (And I have to say, she was completely right there, if you look at her comment in context. Maybe if you thought some more about your own behaviour-while I do think that sometimes people are just picking on you unfairly-this however is an example, probably not the only one, where people have completely legitimate complaints.)
That's a good point, although I think she could at least tell me she isn't going to bother responding
A couple years ago, I tried emailing SusanG, trying to drag her into my petty conflict with Human. When she didn't respond, I emailed her again, earning me the righteous fury of her partner. I apologized. I didn't realize at the time I was haranguing an old woman on her death bed.
Don't be that person, Brx. Don't be the asshole that bothers people whom don't want to be bothered.
Well, I'm not an old woman on her death bed, but I appreciate it, RA.
Bricks, not responding to your emails was the politest thing I could have done. Maratrean speaks the truth. I'm not one for needless bullying (as a victim of bullying I hold people who purposefully do it in very low regard, even if you're the target). However, I can't stand you as a person. You bandy about slurs, some of which are personally offensive to me. You are a casual misogynist and haven't changed much since ED. I owe you nothing but contempt, but I'll let you have silence.
So have you turned your life around yet or are you still a hopeless unemployed academic communist turning tricks for corporate poison?
Which means you should probably be careful about what you say to her in an online forum.
You voted against the ban of someone who engaged in a large vandalism campaign. Why?
I do not believe he is responsible for what he confessed to doing. Even if he is, (and I can't believe I'm doing this) I agree with Nutty Roux: "A ban isn't going to stop anyone from doing this again and all anyone he has to do is unplug/replug his modem and come back under a different username. Expressing outrage and letting a user sit with being rightfully shunned or whatever happens seems like a better outcome than a ban, which is still novel and bound to be provocative to someone already inclined to this manner of disruptive conduct."
So shunning someone would stop the vandalism? And everyone would abide by said shunning? Sounds like less of a good idea than a ban.
A ban certainly won't do any good. There are subtler ways of stopping vandalism than a banhammer, i.e. AbuseFilter. We don't need to martyr UHM like we did MarcusCicero, only to have to deal with his bullshit for months after our "ban."
I suspect we would have had to deal with Marcus's bullshit in any event, and the banning carried the added advantage that he could be burned and blocked on sight when he showed up, which nipped at least some controversy in the bud.
I didn't suggest a permaban. I opened the discussion, not the vote.
Several users have ganged up to constantly block me. It has gotten to the point where it is incredibly frustrating. Right now, my IP is blocked because of ArchieGoodwin and I'm having to rely on Tor. I can't unblock it because P-Foster removed my rights. Even before my block rights were removed, unblocking myself was futile since as soon as I did so, I would be blocked again. I'm sick of it. Don't ask me to roll with the punches. This has gone too far. Please intervene.
Is this place comical or serious, or an unbalanced mix of both? I was scrolling through some pages and am unsure.
I remember a while ago you mentioned you were making your way through A Song of Ice and Fire. Did you make it yet? If so, what are your thoughts?
I'm halfway through A Feast for Crows at the moment, and it's heating up. I shouldn't make many comments because my perceptions are likely to change very quickly as the story progresses. I can say that I'm very impressed with Daenerys as a character, and cannot for the life of me get interested in Brienne's storyline.
You're not alone with the Brienne thing. I didn't mind it, but compared to the rest of the series, her sections were pretty dry. Feast in general is pretty slow, though things pick up towards the end. If you start looking at reviews online, I think a lot of the frustration with the book comes from the fact that people had to wait 7 years for Dance to come out. I only had to wait a year or so, so my opinion isn't as negative. It's definitely the worst of the 5 so far, but that's not to say it's actually bad; just not up to the standards set by the previous ones.
Dance starts out in the first half in the same vein as Feast, but really kicks into gear about halfway through. I don't know how much you're aware of the structure, but the first half takes place during the events of Feast, then they merge and crazy shit really starts happening.
*Book 3 spoilers for anyone else reading this*
What did you think of the Red Wedding? I really can't wait to see the shitstorm the Internet is going to explode into when that happens in the TV series, especially since they're giving Robb a bigger role than he had in the books.
MDB and I were chatting about this the other day. It feels like Brienne was tacked onto the story to flesh it out. He'd written too much for 1 book, but not enough for 2, so needed padding. Same thing with the Greyjoys' drama. It doesn't feel like a part of the greater scheme of things. Dany is a great character, as are Tyrion and Arya. I still the final showdown will be between Dany and Arya.
Actually, I've had the thought that the final conflict will be between Sansa and Dany. Sansa is the one who always wanted to be royalty; my idea is that she'll grow into accepting what it really means to rule (i.e. "it's not all being the beautiful princess to a brave knight") and that Arya will be her little assassin and spy.
"too much for 1 book, but not enough for 2"
So much for the adage that a story is exactly as long as it needs to be!
Hey, you know that thing where argumentative people visit you at Christmas/New Year?
I'm doing that right now. Yeah yeah yeah!.
And I'm only nine days late. Nine days? Nine days is nothing. I've slept for longer than that. Recently.
I love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I hate holiday music. That was quite disappointing.
Thanks for visiting my humble talk page! You're welcome anytime. As always, free bacon.
I am similarly disappointed in that I love you and your humble talk page but I hate bacon.
Also, I'm kinda ill right now. I'm not going to eat anything for a while. I hope you're not ill. Being ill is not the best.
And I got you some better yeahs. Yeah yeah yeah yeah!
Yes, we've been over this baconphobia of yours. But I would agree not to eat, at the very least, bacon, while ill. Unless it's one of those illnesses where you should eat more.
You have quite an varied musical taste. Got any other suggestions?
Despite all evidence to the contrary (and believe me, there is more every day), I am actually alive! And I have the ability to talk to people!
On your advice (OK, not really advice, but I chose to take it as advice for some reason), I listened to some of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and it's actually very nice. It reminds me of this, which is a thing I like.
I tried to think of something really amazing to suggest, ignoring the obvious fact that I cannot do anything, but I couldn't think of anything I like which seemed like anyone else would like it (this is probably related to the fact that I cannot do anything). So now I'm just linking you to the last couple of songs I have been obsessed with.
Also, apparently there was some kind of accident with Time, since you're in January and I'm all the way over here in February. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Oh, Pink, I am far more grossly inadequate in such conversation as this. You see? I can't even grammar right. WaitingforGodot thought I was a non-native English speaker. And there was that emaily thing at which I completely failed. Heavens truly to Betsy, Pink. Heavens to Betsy.
On account of me being in an inappropriate situation to play music, especially the good music you share, I must wait to respond in kind. But make no mistake: expect it.
We need a cat for source texts. not "namespace candidates", but actually something descriptive. I'm not sure "source" is the best word, though I like your (or whoever's) idea about "reference".
What I'm not sure is what types of references we have, that we can make useful cats for.
All of the pages in the source namespace candidates category are what you might call "reference" pages. Simply changing the cat's name to "source documents" would do the trick for now, though I remain entirely skeptical that "source texts" belong in mainspace at all.
Well, until they have a home, grins, we need to cat them. :-) I do like your term "reference pages" better than "source texts.
wanna make a 2 woman vote? if anyone else cares, let them change it?
Heh, why not? "
Glinda Godot, come with me. Think of what we could do together. Unlimited, together we're unlimited! ..."
Is it time yet to start the other things, or shall we wait until next year?
I can't think of anything to put under 'content,' aside from maybe LArron's graphs.
I'll try that, though of course we have a problem with defining 'good' (I'll not do essays, I think)
Since you seem to be around more than Nx, will you please do me (a technical n00b) a favor and see if you can figure out what I'm doing wrong with Filter #11. It's not working for some reason.
My favourite lyrical interpretation is still this one. It's kind of an in-joke with some people I know now. You just need to shout "I AM ON A BUS!" and they know when to join in.
Love those; and your friends seem like the greatest people imaginable, so congratulations. (Then again, I boast a friend who said the following to me today: "I used to be a king of England, but I took an arrow to the eye.")
In what context can "I used to be a king of England, but I took an arrow to the eye" possibly make any sense?
Though I forgot to add that in the Queen of the Night video above, I'm most amused by the "poke around my bondage gear" line, as in the production I worked on the Queen was re-imagined as a high class madam/dominatrix (albeit quite subtly). It's a shame we didn't do it more recently because I would have demanded we added the line "I know Sarastro, well, I know what he likes".
Also, elitist, or right? I dare say I agree with him a lot. It's an art form that's very demanding and, frankly, most of the over-glorified pop singers making it as "classical" artists simply aren't up to the standard in either quality or endurance.
Though that's not just restricted to opera, out of all of Lloyd-Webber's televised audition shows over the last few years, most of the eventual winners drop out of the productions after a matter of weeks due to exhaustion. I suppose when it's controlled, televised and scrubbed up like Glee it masks how fucking difficult it really is, so no wonder people go in with certain breezy expectations and end up nearly dead.
Me, I prefer choral works, where no singer is singled out to carry the weight of the entire performance.
It's the same kind of thing that makes people like me snerk condescendingly when someone says they "love" jazz and drool over Jamie Cullum. The worst is when they conflate it with "easy listening" -- makes me want to shove Peter Brotzmann records down their throat. But then again, I freely admit that I am such a fucking snob.
I don't think I'm much of a genre snob in that respect, metal arguments basically killed off that as a useful concept for me. But when anyone puts a jumped up kareoke singer in the same category as Kiri Te Kanawa, I'll take issue with it.
I don't think your new sig does justice to your contempt for your vast unwashed subjects. You still haven't learned a thing about humility. I will teach you.
when I'm sober, would you mind sharing with me how one actually does a real "mod block" and unblock. (I think it's a rights issue, but i'm way too not-sober to get it!0
Sure. The short answer is that there's no such thing as a "mod block." A block is the same whether it comes from a mod or not. (Longer answer: it's the sysop bit that gives you block power. For instance, if you had a mod bit but no sysop bit, you couldn't actually issue blocks or unblocks. More info can be found at Special:UserGroupRights.
Mods can give and remove the sysoprevoke bit, which prevents the user from exercising any sysop powers.)
The first one is The Amululet of Samarkand. They're pretty good IIRC.
Ah right, that was one of the books I started and gave up after a bit. Happened with Eldest and Inkspell too. But perhaps I'll try Amulet again sometime, once I'm through with the mammoth adventure that is A Song of Ice and Fire.