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Just now, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

There's not much worse than being sick and realizing you took your non-sick days for granted, though. :P

Very true. :P Breathing used to come so naturally to me...

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1 hour ago, Mistrunner said:

I'm home sick and I just had to sign for a Fed-Ex package in a pink polka-dotted bathrobe I've had since I was seven.

Today's off to a great start.

How on earth does that bathrobe still fit you? 

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53 minutes ago, Kaymyth said:

Sort of the opposite of Clark's Law.  "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology."

I prefer "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from miracle" ~ Magicians

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5 minutes ago, Shqueeves said:

How on earth does that bathrobe still fit you? 

Um.

Not sure, actually.

It's more the size of a coat, now, and the sleeves are at my elbows. I basically use it as a fluffy indoor overcoat.

But it's comfy, so I'm going to keep wearing it until it falls apart at the seams. :P

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I'm back from a visit to Florida. While I was there, it almost felt like I'd never left. Nothing had changed, except me. I noticed things that I'd never thought I would miss, like all the stupid little trinkets I've had on my dresser forever, or that one flagpole that's probably 40 feet tall. When I walked into my house and saw that everything looked a little shorter than I remembered, I almost cried. 

But I also realized that when I do go back to Florida for good, I'm going to miss things from Virginia, like the library, my seminary class, my young women's leaders, and dryer weather. I felt just a little bit homesick when I finally came back to the place I've called home for 13 years. 

. . . Why is it like this? 

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@The Honor Spren You see, in Cosmere there's this thing called Connection

Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed

Humans tend to get attached to things, places and people. It's get hard when there are two things that are mutually exclusive (you cannot live in two homes). It's only natural.

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Just now, The Honor Spren said:

I'm back from a visit to Florida. While I was there, it almost felt like I'd never left. Nothing had changed, except me. I noticed things that I'd never thought I would miss, like all the stupid little trinkets I've had on my dresser forever, or that one flagpole that's probably 40 feet tall. When I walked into my house and saw that everything looked a little shorter than I remembered, I almost cried. 

But I also realized that when I do go back to Florida for good, I'm going to miss things from Virginia, like the library, my seminary class, my young women's leaders, and dryer weather. I felt just a little bit homesick while I when I finally came back to the place I've called home for 13 years. 

. . . Why is it like this? 

I'm sorry. :( I know that feel, and it sucks. It's partially a lovely thing, because it means humans can find the best and most beautiful things anywhere and learn to love any situation. It's also kind of terrible when one must leave behind one place, no matter how wonderful the place one is going to is, because there will always be things there that can't translate to anywhere else.

Moving is one of the most bittersweet things I've experienced. There's a lot of twisty, uncomfortable emotions that come out that could be avoided if one just stayed in one's hometown their entire life. On the other hand, it's a great blessing, because one learns to appreciate so many different things and experiences.

There's really nothing helpful I can say on this topic, so here's a respectful meme, as those are my new favorite thing.

Spoiler

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33 minutes ago, Mistrunner said:

I'm sorry. :( I know that feel, and it sucks. It's partially a lovely thing, because it means humans can find the best and most beautiful things anywhere and learn to love any situation. It's also kind of terrible when one must leave behind one place, no matter how wonderful the place one is going to is, because there will always be things there that can't translate to anywhere else.

Moving is one of the most bittersweet things I've experienced. There's a lot of twisty, uncomfortable emotions that come out that could be avoided if one just stayed in one's hometown their entire life. On the other hand, it's a great blessing, because one learns to appreciate so many different things and experiences.

There's really nothing helpful I can say on this topic, so here's a respectful meme, as those are my new favorite thing.

  Reveal hidden contents

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*applauding through tears*

That is the most wholesome saltbae meme I think I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Thank you.

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19 minutes ago, bleeder said:

*applauding through tears*

That is the most wholesome saltbae meme I think I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Thank you.

Respectful memes are one of the best internets I've discovered. Just look at them.

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They're perfect.

 

Edit: So the mailman came and I had to answer the door again. Why are all the packages coming today? :mellow:

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Whenever I feel the need to go "whaaaaa?" I visit the Dennys Tumblr. 

That place is weird. 

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1 hour ago, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

Whenever I feel the need to go "whaaaaa?" I visit the Dennys Tumblr. 

That place is weird. 

Denny's tumblr is a mind-boggingly land of "what kind of person even thinks of this insanity?"

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5 minutes ago, Nashan'Elin said:

Denny's tumblr is a mind-boggingly land of "what kind of person even thinks of this insanity?"

And you're torn between asking the person who thinks of it if they want you to send help, and wanting to sit back and see where it all goes. 

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Denny's tumblr is the only good blog on that site, if I'm being completely honest.

We're watching Star Wars in english. Wild. I love college literature.

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7 hours ago, The Honor Spren said:

I'm back from a visit to Florida. While I was there, it almost felt like I'd never left. Nothing had changed, except me. I noticed things that I'd never thought I would miss, like all the stupid little trinkets I've had on my dresser forever, or that one flagpole that's probably 40 feet tall. When I walked into my house and saw that everything looked a little shorter than I remembered, I almost cried. 

But I also realized that when I do go back to Florida for good, I'm going to miss things from Virginia, like the library, my seminary class, my young women's leaders, and dryer weather. I felt just a little bit homesick when I finally came back to the place I've called home for 13 years. 

. . . Why is it like this? 

I know this feeling... I moved to a foreign country when I was twelve (not too long ago), and was forced to learn a whole new language just to ask where the darn bathroom was. Funny how you miss even the little things when you don't have them anymore. Then I moved back to America and suddenly all the things I would miss about that country were obvious. No one here had changed, but I had, and that made all the difference. It's like you appreciate something more when it's in comparison with other things.

 

To be honest, I'm not really sure what I'm trying to say with this, so... yeah.

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1 hour ago, Kestrel said:

We're watching Star Wars in english. Wild. I love college literature.

What in tarnation...grumble...Star Wars ain't no type of literature!

*continues pretentious grumbling*

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1 minute ago, Orlion Determined said:

What in tarnation...grumble...Star Wars ain't no type of literature!

*continues pretentious grumbling*

I watched an episode of sherlock in my English class

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7 minutes ago, Orlion Determined said:

What in tarnation...grumble...Star Wars ain't no type of literature!

*continues pretentious grumbling*

I watched Star Wars in Spanish in Spanish. 

But in the second day, we just finished it off in English.

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Thanks @Quiver and @ShadowLord_Lith!

Quiver it's supposed to be sort of between the reader and the writer. I was trying my hand at it for the first time and yeah...

Is it me, or is this site dying? I mean, everyone's slowly getting less active (me included)

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1 hour ago, Darkness Ascendant said:

Thanks @Quiver and @ShadowLord_Lith!

Quiver it's supposed to be sort of between the reader and the writer. I was trying my hand at it for the first time and yeah...

Is it me, or is this site dying? I mean, everyone's slowly getting less active (me included)

I think activity (on any site, not just this one) ebbs and flows. I don't have as much time to be online right now because my semester is HOLY STORMFATHER busy, and other people have obligations IRL too, I'm sure.

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6 hours ago, Orlion Determined said:

What in tarnation...grumble...Star Wars ain't no type of literature!

*continues pretentious grumbling*

 

6 hours ago, Shqueeves said:

I watched an episode of sherlock in my English class

For my last two years in high school, I took AP classes. The way it worked out, the AP tests were given a whole month before the year ended, so there was a whole month where we didn't need to do any work. My senior year, my AP English teacher said that after the exam, we'd watch movies through different critical lenses (archetypal, feminist, socialist, etc) and take notes. Well, we all took notes on Prisoner of Azkaban and its literary archetypes, but she never collected our notes, so we just spent the last month of our senior year English class watching movies. 

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2 minutes ago, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

 

For my last two years in high school, I took AP classes. The way it worked out, the AP tests were given a whole month before the year ended, so there was a whole month where we didn't need to do any work. My senior year, my AP English teacher said that after the exam, we'd watch movies through different critical lenses (archetypal, feminist, socialist, etc) and take notes. Well, we all took notes on Prisoner of Azkaban and its literary archetypes, but she never collected our notes, so we just spent the last month of our senior year English class watching movies. 

Seems like filling out the end of the term with movies is a tradition not simply limited to Germany. :P 

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6 hours ago, Darkness Ascendant said:

Thanks @Quiver and @ShadowLord_Lith!

Quiver it's supposed to be sort of between the reader and the writer. I was trying my hand at it for the first time and yeah...

Is it me, or is this site dying? I mean, everyone's slowly getting less active (me included)

Don't worry. If need be I shall keep this place alive through sheer force of dedicated posting.:P

Spam threat aside, all sites have their ups and downs. This site only had a few hundred-thousand active followers, give or take a few hundred-million.:lol:

With that in mind, the fact that we have as much activity as we do, considering silly things like "Real Life", is really rather nice. Things will pick up, most likely in the summer when people have more time to obsess over this place again. ^_^

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Isn't it like the end of semester is nigh and exams and people are just revising?

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@Darkness Ascendant

... I thought that your second person story was written in the first person.

Exhaustion or not, that is inexecuable, and grounds for me turning in my degree. You can prety much ignore everything I said in my review after the first paragraph because seriously. I... that was dumb

I'll try and get a proper one that doesn't screw up the fundamental portion of your story later, but... yeah. My short comment is, the story was good. It was experimental, and I like it when people experiment; but the second person is really hard to write well in, and it didn't quite work for me. I want to take a bit of time and figure out why that is though, so I can provide half-decent crit for a change. 

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Oh, school. We've just started back at it, with me in year ten this year. Except of course, because my school is all 'we pride ourselves in forcing everyone to be smart,' we all have compulsary year 11 curiculum English courses. Which I have to admit seems pretty good so far...
But seriously. My school is kinda high pressure. Most of my friends would find a test result of 60% utterly painful...
So yeah, I've been a bit busy with school.

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