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by Jennifer
Today, 01:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 99
Views: 2646

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Damn. This show got a lot darker, these past two episodes. Huge disappointment abut Trenton and Mobley.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 32
Views: 444

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

I only like sweet potatoes in the form of salted French fries, and even then only if the frying and texture and salt levels and everything else are just so. Otherwise, yecch. Even as a sugar-craving little kid with FAR more of a sweet tooth than I have now, I hated candied or sweetened sweet potatoe...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 160
Views: 3239

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I never heard of Jordan Peterson until I started reading this thread yesterday, but his bitching that it's "ideological" (and presumably inappropriate) to teach six-year-olds to keep their hands to themselves and refrain from licking other people tells me pretty much all I need to know about him, I ...
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2017, 13:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 32
Views: 444

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

Jeff and I went to the grocery store last night intending to buy our usual-for-us turkey drumsticks or thighs (an entire turkey, even a small one, is far too much meat for just the two of us -- especially seeing how I don't particularly like turkey very much, considering it merely an inferior-tastin...
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2017, 12:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Eric the .5b wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 12:37
dhex wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 12:02
and the funny thing is none of this stuff happens like this if clinton wins the election last year.
I've actually seen a little uncomfortable commentary to that effect. I tend to agree.
Maybe it's the political equivalent of "You won't be inspired to improve until AFTER you hit rock bottom."
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2017, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm not surprised to hear more Franken allegations; if anything I'd be surprised not to. It's never a case of "This man has always been perfectly well-behaved and respectful around women -- except for that ONE WOMAN with whom he just could not resist." No, if a man is a sexist asshole toward one wom...
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2017, 14:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Details, details
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Details, details

And, as you said, that it's really all about the rewriting is the biggest lesson. My biggest failing as a writer is editing too much as I write. Editing is another thing which, like describing details, can be bad if there's too much but also bad if there's too little. If you have an unfinished work...
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2017, 00:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Details, details
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Details, details

And, as you said, that it's really all about the rewriting is the biggest lesson. My biggest failing as a writer is editing too much as I write. Editing is another thing which, like describing details, can be bad if there's too much but also bad if there's too little. If you have an unfinished work...
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2017, 17:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Details, details
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Details, details

I just worry that I'm being too sparse on descriptions. On one hand, it's a fantastical setting that I want to give the readers a sense of; on the other, I try to focus on what the characters who live in the setting actually find important, interesting, threatening, etc. It's generally a good appro...
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2017, 13:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Grammar Nazi test
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Grammar Nazi test

Rrr. The script-blockers or whatever on this computer preclude my engaging in the interactive parts. But here's my guesses for quiz #9 ( SPOILER ALERT: anyone wishing to take that quiz without seeing possible answers first, skip over the rest of my post here): 1. Remove the second "has" 2. Change li...
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2017, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Grammar Nazi test
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Grammar Nazi test

Not exactly; now it leads to the Times' internal search page, with the terms "Copy Edit This! Quiz" typed in. And nine quizzes. I'm guessing you wanted to link to #9?
by Jennifer
18 Nov 2017, 12:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Grammar Nazi test
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Grammar Nazi test

That link merely takes me to the Times' front page.
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I am disgusted -- but sadly not-surprised -- by the self-described self-deluded so-called "feminists" defending Al Franken via smearing his accuser, solely because the accuser was a Playboy model. Or a gun-rights supporter. https://twitter.com/Belairviv/status/931385471187472385 (Molesting a "bespec...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I have no idea.
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Dear Penthouse Forum: I never imagined I'd be writing you, but....
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 14:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Details, details
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Details, details

In the NaNoWriMo thread, Eric posted a complaint he has about a story he's trying to write (supposed to be an adventure, but thus far it's pretty zzzzz), so I posted a response sympathizing/empathizing with that: http://grylliade.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2631#p399133 I am way behind, as I expected—se...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Roy Moore's gun moll of a wife gave a press conference saying that Doug Jones "is against everything we and Alabama believe and stand for." Zod forbid the state turn into the sort of nightmare hellscape where Klansmen can't even bomb a church without being prosecuted for it!
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2017, 00:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 582
Views: 28095

Re: The Road to Damascus

During the buildup to Iraq War 1, when I was living in southeastern Virginia (mostly military or NASA employees, but some old-time The South remnants, I remember the local newspaper ran an article about various local people who believed this was the runup to the war of Armageddon as predicted in the...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 21:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm both coldly unsympathetic (it wasn't one incident, it was him harassing someone who wouldn't fuck him over a period of time) and unconcerned about whether it "should" be a career-ender. He seems to be using "incident" as synonymous with "victim" here. Thoreau didn't even say "incident", just "a...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm both coldly unsympathetic (it wasn't one incident, it was him harassing someone who wouldn't fuck him over a period of time) and unconcerned about whether it "should" be a career-ender. He seems to be using "incident" as synonymous with "victim" here. When I first learned of this and knew only ...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 17:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

As with the trumpkin victory, I too am left with "I knew these people existed, but in these numbers????" Yeah. Except this in some ways is even worse -- awful as the Trumpkin thing is, at least it could perhaps be explained by the whole "last gasp of American white supremacy before demographics mak...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently food services is really awful. Definitely a power-abuse thing there--not in the sense of "I'm gatekeeper of your dream job," but "If you're seeking work in a restaurant there's a high chance you're on the poor side and really need this job." Which strikes me as even worse than the Weinst...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 99
Views: 2646

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Trump is the guy who acts like a stereotype of the rich guy, right? But is not as rich as he presents himself as, plus surrounds himself with people that are more pretend rich than rich rich. Why would actual Masters of the Universe give that clown the time of day? White Rose has a super duper priv...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

1) Politics; 2) Hollywood; 3) publishing / fine arts; 4) media; 5) academia If you include state and local politics, just by sheer volume and grossness, politics is going to win in a landslide. If you only include the federal level, then I can go H-Wodd at 1. Since the allegations against Weinstein...
by Jennifer
16 Nov 2017, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 198
Views: 2418

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Religion is fair. That was off top of head kinda thing based on recent stories. I think the idea of a powerful career gatekeeper and the general absence of something like HR which creates institutional barriers (which yes can fail) will be correlated features. On further reflection, I daresay that ...