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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2560 on: December 27, 2016, 08:21:56 AM »
This is why I'm looking forward to deskwarming so I can start storyboarding ideas :D

I'd love to collaborate on projects but be more of the artist rather than the writer. I write occasionally but it's not an area where I can be consistently creative. Happens more in spurts. Drawing comes more easily, though I'm rusty at the moment.

I love exploring different mediums of art. Making a graphic novel is on my list, along with a stop motion animated short film.

I wouldn't like to go so far as to call myself a writer, I'm a bit rusty on that front too, but I am working on one main idea and seeing where it goes.  That being said perhaps we should knock heads together over the desk warming time.

Bump! At the least, I enjoy being a sounding board. I liked taking creative writing classes and offering feedback on ideas, even though I sometimes struggled with writing my own hah.

@moonbrie -- that's awesome. I've never even made a stop motion claymation before so I'm a little jelly :D

I was ten or something, so the story was just about a girl who was trying to catch this giant multicolored fish haha. There was another one where we had to work in teams and I got in trouble for hijacking my partner's story bc I thought it was boring - it was about a magician but instead I made the magician fight with a cat.

Budding genius is often hard to spot :P

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2561 on: December 27, 2016, 08:29:28 AM »
My new deskwarming activity is doing sporcle quizzes! I am so into it these days. It makes me feel like I know things, even though some of the things are purely for time wasting. Anybody else do those?
What are they?
Sporcle is a site of trivia quizzes about almost everything. https://www.sporcle.com/

Damn you!!! I have wasted so much time since you posted this. I think I'm addicted.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2562 on: December 27, 2016, 08:32:13 AM »
I'm sure everyone is tired of my hospital ramblings, but dang. I am really thinking I should just give up now.

I figured that I would just see how I was feeling today before trying to go through the huge pain in the ass that is getting an appointment at the uni hospital, and while I managed to avoid major nausea today it's only because I was very careful, and I could feel it.

I asked a Korean friend for help in figuring out how to contact the hospital to see if I could make an appointment by phone, so I wouldn't have to spend half of my week running around to different hospitals. The receptionist was nice and we seemed to be getting somewhere but then it turns out that the doctor I'd see there only does consultations in the morning.

Well, next week I have camp so I definitely can't miss anything in the morning, and I could theoretically get an appointment in the morning sometime this week if I asked about it but... this is just so much trouble. I don't know if I should just resign myself to suffering and do my best with avoiding known triggers, but it's possible it will be hard during camp.

asdflkj

If you're going to a hospital (as in, not a clinic) would you be able to make a weekend appointment? Maybe this way, too, you can find a Korean friend to accompany you? Anyway, good luck. This whole thing sounds like a nightmare. :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2563 on: December 27, 2016, 08:50:24 AM »
moonbrie, I sent you a PM  :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2564 on: December 27, 2016, 10:31:07 AM »
Practicing how to make Polish stars for free classes later this week. Need to do a timed run because I always underestimate how much time paper crafts take with students.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2565 on: December 27, 2016, 10:33:27 AM »
We were talking about tall in grade 3 and some kid said I was Humongous. It took every ounce of strength not to blurt out, "IS THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT??"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2566 on: December 27, 2016, 10:56:25 AM »
We were talking about tall in grade 3 and some kid said I was Humongous. It took every ounce of strength not to blurt out, "IS THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT??"

Might be worse. Why were your pants down?

Luckily for you they only seemed to have glimpsed your backside ;p
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2567 on: December 27, 2016, 11:51:37 AM »
I'm sure everyone is tired of my hospital ramblings, but dang. I am really thinking I should just give up now.


asdflkj

If you're going to a hospital (as in, not a clinic) would you be able to make a weekend appointment? Maybe this way, too, you can find a Korean friend to accompany you? Anyway, good luck. This whole thing sounds like a nightmare. :sad:

I'm thinking I might just give up on the hospital and go to an ENT clinic and see what they have to say. So far I've been to an internal medicine doctor, a neurologist, but not an ENT. Although the reason is because the former two don't think I need to go to an ENT... shrug

It would be really nice if I could get a reference letter from the other hospital though in case I decide to try to go to a big hospital in the next two months though, but they said I had to do it within a week and I don't know why...

@arm, I replied to your message

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2568 on: December 27, 2016, 12:00:30 PM »
My coteacher wants to see my materials for camp, but since she wants me to focus on speaking, most of my camp plans are just material-free games or speaking activities... hah

She asked if I wanted to buy anything though, so I wonder if I could sell her on a cooking period. She's told me we can't do anything that involves heat and has generally seemed opposed to cooking classes, but we could make like worms and dirt or something similar which just requires... a bowl.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2569 on: December 27, 2016, 12:55:12 PM »
My coteacher wants to see my materials for camp, but since she wants me to focus on speaking, most of my camp plans are just material-free games or speaking activities... hah

She asked if I wanted to buy anything though, so I wonder if I could sell her on a cooking period. She's told me we can't do anything that involves heat and has generally seemed opposed to cooking classes, but we could make like worms and dirt or something similar which just requires... a bowl.

If you're allowed to use a microwave, I just made peanut butter chocolate bars that taste similar to reese's peanut butter cups. I used a stove to melt some butter but that could easily be done in a microwave. Super easy if you have budget for peanut butter/chocolate/butter/cookies to crumble.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2570 on: December 27, 2016, 01:14:08 PM »
My coteacher wants to see my materials for camp, but since she wants me to focus on speaking, most of my camp plans are just material-free games or speaking activities... hah

She asked if I wanted to buy anything though, so I wonder if I could sell her on a cooking period. She's told me we can't do anything that involves heat and has generally seemed opposed to cooking classes, but we could make like worms and dirt or something similar which just requires... a bowl.

If you're allowed to use a microwave, I just made peanut butter chocolate bars that taste similar to reese's peanut butter cups. I used a stove to melt some butter but that could easily be done in a microwave. Super easy if you have budget for peanut butter/chocolate/butter/cookies to crumble.

Could you send me the recipe? Sounds yum even if I can't do it for camp

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2571 on: December 27, 2016, 01:21:46 PM »
On Fridays, I like to go to Dang Dang Chicken. I drink beer and eat super-hot dok-bo-ki.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2572 on: December 27, 2016, 01:29:10 PM »
My coteacher wants to see my materials for camp, but since she wants me to focus on speaking, most of my camp plans are just material-free games or speaking activities... hah

She asked if I wanted to buy anything though, so I wonder if I could sell her on a cooking period. She's told me we can't do anything that involves heat and has generally seemed opposed to cooking classes, but we could make like worms and dirt or something similar which just requires... a bowl.

If you're allowed to use a microwave, I just made peanut butter chocolate bars that taste similar to reese's peanut butter cups. I used a stove to melt some butter but that could easily be done in a microwave. Super easy if you have budget for peanut butter/chocolate/butter/cookies to crumble.

Could you send me the recipe? Sounds yum even if I can't do it for camp

This is the recipe I went off of but I made some changes after reading the comments and based on what I have available to me.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9999/peanut-butter-bars-i/

I just used 1.5 sticks of butter and instead of graham crackers I crushed (30) Biscoff cookies (Korea has something similar called Delos but I feel the flavor is diluted and so I prefer Biscoff, which I've found at stores selling foreign candy). You could pick any kind of crushable cookie though.

I nixed powdered sugar as I chose a chocolate that was pleasantly sweet and didn't want sugar overload. Instead of chocolate chips I melted some truffle chocolates instead (for a much more enhanced flavor!).

My peanut butter mixture was a bit runny (which was easier to pour into pie tins) but solidified well enough after refrigeration. Also, the chocolate I chose kinda shatters when trying to cut into it when it's solid so I let it firm up after pouring it on the peanut butter crust and then sliced sections before sticking it in the fridge overnight.

I brought it to school and it disappeared pretty quickly  ;D The recipe made 2 pie tins worth!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2573 on: December 28, 2016, 09:37:25 AM »
Last night I put together a model plane kit using only diagrams for reference (instructions entirely in Korean).

Today the chief of admin. office is having a very loud (but not quite yelling) conversation with one of the teachers. Dude is literally at one end of the room loudly talking at the teacher at the other end of the room. Most of the other teachers are clustered at the same end together, almost as if in solidarity? Teacher in the convo looks displeased. This is hardly the first time the admin guy has been a prat so I assume it's more of the same.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2574 on: December 28, 2016, 09:43:14 AM »
When browsing this site in the office, does anyone else scroll the page down slightly so the huge, yellow "WAYGOOK" isn't jumping off the page, begging to be seen?  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2575 on: December 28, 2016, 09:51:19 AM »
When browsing this site in the office, does anyone else scroll the page down slightly so the huge, yellow "WAYGOOK" isn't jumping off the page, begging to be seen?  :laugh:

Yes.

Every time :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2576 on: December 28, 2016, 09:52:15 AM »
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, has passed away at the ripe old age of 96.

RIP

"My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2577 on: December 28, 2016, 09:59:13 AM »
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, has passed away at the ripe old age of 96.

RIP

"My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today."


I rented the movie from the library when I was a child, thinking it was about cute bunnies. I was in for quite the surprise.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2578 on: December 28, 2016, 10:13:53 AM »
Has anyone tried extensive Korean passages in Google Translate since "The Great A.I. Awakening"?
www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/magazine/the-great-ai-awakening.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone

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[HCI Professor Jun Rekimoto] dashed off his own Japanese interpretation of the opening to Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” then ran that passage back through Google into English. He published this version alongside Hemingway’s original, and proceeded to invite his readers to guess which was the work of a machine.
NO. 1:
Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai “Ngaje Ngai,” the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.
NO. 2:
Kilimanjaro is a mountain of 19,710 feet covered with snow and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. The summit of the west is called “Ngaje Ngai” in Masai, the house of God. Near the top of the west there is a dry and frozen dead body of leopard. No one has ever explained what leopard wanted at that altitude.
Even to a native English speaker, the missing article on the leopard is the only real giveaway that No. 2 was the output of an automaton. Their closeness was a source of wonder to Rekimoto, who was well acquainted with the capabilities of the previous service. Only 24 hours earlier, Google would have translated the same Japanese passage as follows:
Kilimanjaro is 19,710 feet of the mountain covered with snow, and it is said that the highest mountain in Africa. Top of the west, “Ngaje Ngai” in the Maasai language, has been referred to as the house of God. The top close to the west, there is a dry, frozen carcass of a leopard. Whether the leopard had what the demand at that altitude, there is no that nobody explained.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2579 on: December 28, 2016, 10:34:01 AM »
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, has passed away at the ripe old age of 96.

RIP

"My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today."


I rented the movie from the library when I was a child, thinking it was about cute bunnies. I was in for quite the surprise.
Oh lordy, I remember watching that movie when I was 6 or 7 and I have never gotten over it.