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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Yep; truth be told, la verdad sea dicha has nothing to do with subjunctives either. Just a crystallized unicorn in there.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Torco wrote:
I actually like prefer that my hot drinks be served cold. This gives me a choice as to the temperature I want to drink it at: if its served moderately warm, it will drop beloy moderately warm rather fast, whereas if its served too warm to be drunk, I can drink it all throughout the tolerable range, thus at my pace and leisure, instead of having the option of just right and too cold I have too hot, just right and too cold.

This construction seems less awkward than "like that my hot drinks be". Probably because "like" by itself implies that the circumstances that bring you positive emotions are actually being realized, and "would like" or "would like for", when it takes a verbal compliment, must use the to-infinitive, whereas "prefer", when it's not obvious what it's object of comparison is, draws a contrast to reality, hence allowing for subjunctive forms. Or something like that.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:46 am 
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When you like someone as a friend but you're kinda scared of them and don't really like being around them... So I have a friend who demonstrated on me how her father used to grab her by the hair and yell in her face. It really hurt, because she yanked my head back quite violently.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Ooh, contradictory feelings in abundance. Let's see...
·So, I'm in a doctoral degree program. (I still have no earthly idea how I got in.) And I'm very happy I'm here and think that I'll do well, but a part of me is deathly afraid of not meeting the minimum GPA to stay in the program (minimum is a 3.00), not passing to candidacy, or a slew of other misfortunes that'd force me out of the program.
·I'm happy to be working towards a doctorate right now, but I'm not happy that I'm not in Europe and I wish that I were over there instead of here.
·I would like to be in a relationship at some point (I've never been in any sort of committed relationship), but I'm afraid of lowering my defenses and ultimately being hurt if a relationship fails.
·And, speaking of relationships, I want to be a bit more open about not being straight and not have some of the very... awkward conversations that I've had this past summer, but that could potentially jeopardize my current and/or future employment in addition to there still being this nagging feeling that my family won't be very accepting.
·Possibly lastly, as stated before, I wish I had more friends here in Kent, but I don't want to lay down too many roots to have to destroy them when I leave, and I have no idea how long I'll be here in Ohio.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Astraios wrote:
When you like someone as a friend but you're kinda scared of them and don't really like being around them... So I have a friend who demonstrated on me how her father used to grab her by the hair and yell in her face. It really hurt, because she yanked my head back quite violently.

whoa, that's kind of rude

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Is it rude to think things?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:09 pm 
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I don't care about rudeness, she has Asperger's so whatever. It's the way she's so straight-guy-acting and macho, I always feel like she's going to hurt me. She's manlier than you by miles, Torco.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I just finished watching Prometheus. Many, many contradictory feelings.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:35 am 
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Yeah, like why couldn't they just have taken Hittite and expanded on it?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:50 am 
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Anguipes wrote:
I just finished watching Prometheus. Many, many contradictory feelings.

Hahaha, yeah. Where to begin, eh? XD

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:48 am 
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Ooh, contradictory feelings in abundance. Let's see...
·So, I'm in a doctoral degree program. (I still have no earthly idea how I got in.) And I'm very happy I'm here and think that I'll do well, but a part of me is deathly afraid of not meeting the minimum GPA to stay in the program (minimum is a 3.00), not passing to candidacy, or a slew of other misfortunes that'd force me out of the program.
·I'm happy to be working towards a doctorate right now, but I'm not happy that I'm not in Europe and I wish that I were over there instead of here.
·I would like to be in a relationship at some point (I've never been in any sort of committed relationship), but I'm afraid of lowering my defenses and ultimately being hurt if a relationship fails.
·And, speaking of relationships, I want to be a bit more open about not being straight and not have some of the very... awkward conversations that I've had this past summer, but that could potentially jeopardize my current and/or future employment in addition to there still being this nagging feeling that my family won't be very accepting.
·Possibly lastly, as stated before, I wish I had more friends here in Kent, but I don't want to lay down too many roots to have to destroy them when I leave, and I have no idea how long I'll be here in Ohio.

So you're in a doctorate program? Essentially, that means you're planning to stay in the same place for at least three years. And you're worried about laying down roots? Um...

Look, don't put off trying to make friends and/or relationships, because you're just going to end up lonely. You can always worry about what happens when you leave the place later. Three years down the line. But the way you talk about it, it sounds like you don't really want to be there.

As for the relationship things, learning how not to be defensive is probably beneficial, and you get sex out of the deal in the end. Also don't for heaven's sake stay in the closet if it's bothering you that much. "Future employment" isn't really an excuse in this area – I kind of don't really see what possible employment you could be after that is worth hiding your sexuality (and even then, what employer are you going to be telling your sexuality to during an interview?). And isn't your brother gay? Why wouldn't your family accept you? (or is he also closeted? have you at least talked to him about it?)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:50 pm 
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The Historia channel seems to have a lot of programs about ancient astronaut theories. Very interesting stuff, always liked sci-fi, but history?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:11 pm 
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ol bofosh wrote:
The Historia channel seems to have a lot of programs about ancient astronaut theories. Very interesting stuff, always liked sci-fi, but history?

And some documentaries about Atlantis, too. XD

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:25 pm 
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I just now read on Facebook a status that said: "The History Channel should be called the Speculation Channel - half of what's on it isn't even history." How coincidental.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:32 pm 
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There's a youtube-spoof about The History Channel. You should look it up. Is pretty funny.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:56 pm 
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bíí’oxúyoo wrote:
There's a youtube-spoof about The History Channel. You should look it up. Is pretty funny.


What is it called?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:29 am 
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Glad to see I'm not the only one to make that observation. "The Speculation Channel" would be very appropriate, lol.

(Atlantis! Oh, wow, I'll keep my eyes peeled for that one then :wink: )

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Izambri wrote:
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I just finished watching Prometheus. Many, many contradictory feelings.

Hahaha, yeah. Where to begin, eh? XD

Oh, wait. Look what I've found: the parody trailer. So true! XD

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Is it rude to think things?

I meant its rude to pull a person's head back and shout or whatever. of course its not rude to be intimidated by anyone... especially when you're straio :P

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:24 pm 
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That makes more sense.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:26 am 
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Torco wrote:
of course its not rude to be intimidated by anyone... especially when you're straio :P



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 am 
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Torco wrote:
I actually like prefer that my hot drinks be served cold hot. This gives me a choice as to the temperature I want to drink it at: if its served moderately warm, it will drop beloy moderately warm rather fast, whereas if its served too warm to be drunk, I can drink it all throughout the tolerable range, thus at my pace and leisure, instead of having the option of just right and too cold I have too hot, just right and too cold.

This construction seems less awkward than "like that my hot drinks be". Probably because "like" by itself implies that the circumstances that bring you positive emotions are actually being realized...


yes, because drinks are generally served hotter than they can be drunk, which is a good thing. Also, I meant to say hot. fokken brainfart

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of course its not rude to be intimidated by anyone... especially when you're straio :P

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:44 pm 
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I like expanding my conlang's lexicon, specially when translating long texts, as I'm doing now. I love to work etymologies...




...but I hate it for the time spent. Almost one hour working three damn words; their etymologies and evolutions into Hellesan.
At that speed I won't finish the text on time.

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