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Music / Re: Cool Lyrics
« on: September 08, 2004, 08:09:58 PM »
And his head spins around like the excorcist
And I find it ever so hard to resist.

--- Poe, "Can't Talk to a Psycho Like a Normal Human Being"

Everything Else / Re: Terry Pratchett in the DC area
« on: September 08, 2004, 08:02:39 PM »
I don't think I will.  Ninja monkeys always make such a mess.  They never return the books they borrow and they always get jam in the peanut butter jar.

Everything Else / Re: Profile Names
« on: September 08, 2004, 07:58:55 PM »
Or maybe we new people don't post often because we have nothing to say.  Y'all are hilarious, though, and I love reading the threads.

I was really into norse mythology when I was younger.  My best friend had long blonde hair so I joked that she could  be Sif (who literally had golden hair).  So I needed a name too and I just picked up Sigyn who didn't do much but had a tragic life.  I was pretty melodramatic as a kid and thought that tragedy suited me.

Rants and Stuff / Re: The soft bigotry of low expectations
« on: September 08, 2004, 07:40:07 PM »
My brother-in-law is fifteen and has just started high school.  His English teacher is, in his words, a "hippie", meaning she emphasizes free thinking and interpretation rather than facts and basic information.  He hates the class.  The last time he went, all the students spent ten minutes contemplating a raisin and then writing their feelings about it.  How does this help with English?  He feels like he isn't learning anything and just writes the crap she wants to hear.  He prefers the classes where he actually learns facts that he can apply and build on.

I've had teachers that went both ways, either emphasizing facts or interpretation.  The ones who emphasized facts first and interpretation second were almost always the better teachers because they gave us a basis for our interpretation.

Books / Re: So...what's everyone reading?
« on: September 08, 2004, 12:08:06 AM »
I hated Golden Compass, but then, I tend to dislike any book that kills and hurts little kids.  Actually, I think I also just hate Philip Pullman.  I'm reading A Gentle Madness which is about bibliophiles and bibliomaniacs.  It's amazing what some people will do for a good book.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Flaming liberals!!!
« on: September 08, 2004, 12:03:23 AM »
I've decided that instead of hating liberals or people who claim to be liberals, I just hate stupid people.  Anyone who burns down a church definitely counts as stupid.

Everything Else / Re: Terry Pratchett in the DC area
« on: September 06, 2004, 06:54:19 PM »
You know, if I wasn't a nice person, I think I'd hex you.  Hm.  Sounds fun.

Everything Else / Re: article: WorldCon report, Day 1
« on: September 06, 2004, 06:51:31 PM »
Um, in reply, I'm married and not good looking, but I know some you from TLE from years ago, that and I'm in EUOL's writing group.  Do Salt Vampires always do the dishes?

Everything Else / Re: Terry Pratchett in the DC area
« on: September 05, 2004, 06:33:56 PM »
Can I just be depressed that major authors don't come to Utah?

Everything Else / Re: article: WorldCon report, Day 1
« on: September 05, 2004, 06:32:45 PM »
You know, even knowing who a lot of you guys are, I really don't understand what you're talking about.  Is it the air of the con doing this to you, or have I just not read enough of everyone's posts?

Everything Else / Re: Soda pop just gets weirder
« on: September 02, 2004, 08:40:19 PM »
Where are you from that you can't find Shasta?  It's the most plentiful brand of soda at my grocery store.  Grape Shasta is the most heavenly of all drinks.

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