Mistrunner

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Mistrunner last won the day on June 17 2016

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    howdy I'm mistrunner and I really like music and peanut butter. I play euphonium and trombone and I'm not sure what else I do to be honest

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  1. Sounds good! I don't know how easily I'll be able to find y'all, so if you see someone in a purple jacket wandering around looking confused that's probably me.
  2. Y'all mind if I come? I should be free on the 11th.
  3. I want it to be known that I am being 100% honest when I say Brian David Gilbert's Dances Moving series is what is getting me through life at the moment

  4. You haven't known adrenaline until you've run across four lanes of busy traffic with a gallon of milk in hand at 8:30pm so you can get back to your apartment and make pancakes for dinner

    1. Tesh

      Tesh

      It's New York all over again...

  5. Unstoppable force (my desire for brownies) vs immovable object (the knowledge that my roommates would inevitably eat them all as soon as they exited the oven)

    1. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      Put pecans in. I don't know your feelings toward nuts in desserts, but I don't usually mind 'em and it keeps them safe from 98% of the population. :P 

    2. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      Now THAT is a life hack! But first I have to get some pecans...

    3. Kaymyth

      Kaymyth

      Pecans would definitely repel the likes of me.

  6. I'm not sure yet, but I'm strongly considering something in the vein of computer science or music! Very different fields and the choice is basically between (hopefully) being able to pay rent and living under a bridge forever, but it's fun to take risks, right? Right? Thanks for the recipe! The massive batch size reminds me of my brother, his favorite cookie recipe calls for six eggs too. Yeah, I assume crashing is gonna be inevitable at some point. I'm just trying to soften the landing when I do, I guess. Thanks for the advice! I'll try to keep that in mind. It's very weird to be making big life decisions, and I appreciate any advice on that front. Ooh, those are some great resources. I love the How to be Miserable video. I'm trying out Trello and it's great; thanks for the recommendation!
  7. I've always found it helpful to ask the people here when I have a problem, so I thought there should be a thread for asking advice of the wise denizens of the forums! I'd like to ask advice about starting college. I move out soon, and I'm getting nervous. Anybody have tips for not crashing and burning? Things you wish you'd known before you went? Recipes to live off of?
  8. Anybody know any good vaguely androgynous names for a character? I've been using Robin but I'm not sure how much I like it.

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      Madison and Mackenzie would be my picks, but I also found a list that might be useful. 

    2. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      @TwiLyghtSansSparkles Ooh, thanks! I'll try some of those out. I'm in the awkward "vague personality traits and nothing else" phase of character creation, and I'm hoping getting the right name will help add some kind of shape to this nebulous blob of a character.

  9. "You want me to play notes and rhythms and dynamics? What do you think I am, a musician?" -my friend, while trying to practice audition music
  10. I didn't remember having such strong feelings about Star Trek, but two episodes into a rewatch and I just want everyone to know that I would die for Data and Geordi La Forge

    1. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      honorable mention goes to Picard's enunciation

    2. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      Data and La Forge fall into the "best friends who are both smart and competent on their own, but when they team up, they're idiots" camp and I love it. 

  11. me: now's the time to buckle down and finish this online course that is necessary for me to graduate

    me, moments later: just a dash of cinnamon and the butterbeer will be complete

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      It's fuel for studying! 

  12. horror

    I saw the movie and overall? It was pretty rad. Great cast of characters (Coulson!!), good girl-power message without really shoving anything in your face (which tends to make things less effective imo), fun action scenes. A large number of things blow up, which is a must for a good film. My one beef? The hair. Her hair is in her face! For what feels like the entire duration of the movie! I don't understand why they had to give her the bland soft curls that make her look exactly the same as Sharon Carter (and Mockingbird, for that matter) when she has an absolutely iconic mohawk in the (more recent, at least) comics. At least give her a scrunchie or something, man. The woman's fighting people. (This has been an issue for me ever since the first trailers, tbh. I just wanted the mohawk, Marvel. That's all I wanted from this character, and you failed me.) Of course, I'm weirdly invested in this character's hairstyle. It's probably not a huge deal for most people. Edit to add one of my favorite parts of the movie: no romantic arc! I'm not a huge fan of romance at the best of times, and especially in action movies it tends to feel forced.
  13. I'm trying to learn to crochet because I have a lot of yarn and a crochet hook but what I really want is to get into heavy metal so I can listen to heavy metal while crocheting a hat for my nephew

    1. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      Five Finger Death Punch is a good band to start with. 

    2. Mistrunner

      Mistrunner

      I've always loved that name. No doubts about the genre.

      I'll give it a listen. :ph34r:

    3. TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      TwiLyghtSansSparkles

      "The Pride" is the song that got me listening to them in the first place. "When the Seasons Change" is more ballad-like than most of their other stuff, so if you wanted to start with something a little slower and ease your way in, that would probably be the way to go. 

  14. Can we start a support group called "Moash ripped out my heart and what little was left of my soul, leaving me unsettled and despairing"?
  15. horror

    One thing I've always found helpful if I need to cram, say, some formulas into my brain is to write them on my hand or my arm. That way, I can't really ignore it, and they fade throughout the day so I have to rely more and more on memory. Of course, you have to make sure you don't have any tests that day, because it can be hard to explain. My biggest math tip is one you probably know, but was hard for me to get through my skull. Skip over a question if you've spent more than a few minutes on it and you haven't made significant progress. There's no use beating a dead horse, you know? Answer the ones you're confident answering and then go back for the ones you're iffy on. And my favorite study tip actually comes from Bill Wurtz. Whenever he's asked about how to be productive, he says something along the lines of "if you win the first hour you win the whole day." So put your phone in a drawer, set a goal for the amount of time you want to study, and work straight through. If you can work through that block of time, you've crushed the part of your brain that doesn't want to get started and the one that doesn't want to keep going. Once I'm past that mental wall, I've found I'm way more likely to keep going or come back to whatever it is I'm working on later. Hope some of that helps!