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by Shandi
08 Dec 2016, 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The depressing depression thread
Replies: 2939
Views: 151323

Re: The depressing depression thread

Are you sure it's not a bit of unchecked impostor syndrome slipping in? You are probably lots of things to lots of people that they want you to be. I think you're cool.
by Shandi
16 Dec 2015, 16:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long Distance Loving Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: The Long Distance Loving Thread

Having finally moved to be with my husband means I don't get to see my other loved ones much. Sooo looking forward to visiting my family in a week. Two exams down, four to go!
by Shandi
04 Dec 2015, 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long Distance Loving Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: The Long Distance Loving Thread

I feel that sentiment, Merrymaker. All the longing to hang out only to have an uneventful live chat. Why does this happen?
by Shandi
01 Nov 2015, 20:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long Distance Loving Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: The Long Distance Loving Thread

We met in high school, became good friends, then became more right before he graduated a year earlier than I. He then somewhat unexpectedly went away to post-secondary. He had applied for a program starting four months down the road, but the school offered a tuition discount if he participated in an...
by Shandi
31 Oct 2015, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long Distance Loving Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: The Long Distance Loving Thread

Oh, hey all. I haven't read all posts to-date and probably shouldn't since I'm in the middle of a take-home exam, but I want to participate in this thread! My husband and I are finally living together, having been an item roughly 11.5 years. However, we were long distance MOST of that, so yeah. Love...
by Shandi
23 Jan 2015, 15:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

Similar info on Canada, on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topfreedom_in_Canada
by Shandi
22 Jan 2015, 07:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

I've always chafed a bit at social norms and laws that keep women from going bra-less or topless at least as commonly as men do.
by Shandi
05 Jan 2015, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LoadingReadyRun Patreon
Replies: 41
Views: 4486

Re: LoadingReadyRun Patreon

I feel like the main point of the Patreon and its relative lack of specific "rewards" (per se) is to facilitate the patronage people who want to support LRR being LRR. If you prefer to spend your money and foresee the return on it, there are other ways to do that. This lets us just say, &q...
by Shandi
17 Dec 2014, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

It's sort of a question of perspective, isn't it? I imagine the folks behind the video are making the best of it by focusing on the positive, and the very nature of that supposed positive, being far less valuable than equal status, brings to light some nasty truths. I mean, as an extreme example, a ...
by Shandi
15 Dec 2014, 19:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadians, I require advice!
Replies: 28
Views: 1938

Re: Canadians, I require advice!

The Victoria bug zoo is my favourite attraction. They have live, giant, many-legged critters from Australia, Africa and Asia. You get a full tour from the moment you walk in, no waiting around or missing out. If you haven't been somewhere like it before, or if you have and liked it, I'd say check ou...
by Shandi
10 Dec 2014, 09:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television We're Watching Now
Replies: 233
Views: 17762

Re: Television We're Watching Now

I just started watching Luther on Netflix. It's intense. I don't dislike horror as a rule, but the violence of this one really makes me cringe.
I've also been re-watching ST:Voyager, and btw, I loved Survivor with the fam back when I had regular TV. Not even guilty about it.
by Shandi
26 Nov 2014, 12:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Things made by Horrible People
Replies: 64
Views: 2762

Re: Great Things made by Horrible People

I had almost the same experience with Sword of Truth and Terry Goodkind. The first several books are super compelling, but it really left a bad taste in my mouth after a while, and now I wish I hadn't read as far as I did.
by Shandi
24 Nov 2014, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wrote a book! Beneath the Blast, available now!
Replies: 34
Views: 1969

Re: I wrote a book! Beneath the Blast, available now!

I ordered it from CreateSpace, since you were curious.
by Shandi
24 Nov 2014, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Things made by Horrible People
Replies: 64
Views: 2762

Re: Great Things made by Horrible People

Thanks, everyone contributing to this. It's been super interesting to read about these people. I haven't thought of any celebrities aside from those listed, probably because I keep coming back to people I have known through work and stuff. I have found myself in the position before of abetting the w...
by Shandi
23 Nov 2014, 10:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

Sexual dimorphism as far as strength and body build is riddled with exceptions, can be counteracted to a large degree by conditioning and modern treatments, and doesn't have as great a link to gender identity as sport segregation does. I could imagine an alternate system with similar benefits as far...
by Shandi
22 Nov 2014, 21:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

I'm curious what people who heard of it, or who will now, think of the parents who made headlines for not revealing the sex of their third child and for encouraging their three children to define their own genders. In theory, it seems like as valid a strategy as any for avoiding sex discrimination. ...
by Shandi
20 Nov 2014, 16:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture
Replies: 34
Views: 2142

Re: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture

Tell that to the folks in the doc, I guess.
by Shandi
19 Nov 2014, 21:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture
Replies: 34
Views: 2142

Re: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture

I'm glad you thought to bring that up. My father, who isn't a part of my life, was born in Germany to German parents who experienced the war. I couldn't tell you how that affected them and him, but I'm sure it did, and they're very dysfunctional people. I also have a close family friend who managed ...
by Shandi
19 Nov 2014, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

I don't want anyone telling me what to wear unless I ask them to nor judging me based on it. But then again, I do want someone to call me on it if I say or do something they find hurtful, as it's never my intent. I thought I got this cool vid off these forums, but I don't recall. Anyway, it's a vide...
by Shandi
18 Nov 2014, 17:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

About the shirt: I personally have no problem with it, see it as cool artwork and expression, and absolutely love when people defy standards of dress because I've never liked or been any good at what the rules say I should wear in a given situation, BUT I hear a lot lately about sensitivity and how ...
by Shandi
18 Nov 2014, 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59003

Re: Feminism general thread

Super neat, Valkyrie-Lemons. I think your artfully written stance has a lot to contribute, especially in helping people re-frame and refocus a sometimes otherwise tired debate. Currently, women* are different from men, but this is not the way it should be. This is a result of a long, long, history o...
by Shandi
18 Nov 2014, 06:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 233012

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

Hey, Auberginequeen. What you were going through there sounds a lot like how I have felt many times in a long distance relationship. I found the extreme highs (yay, we're together!) and lows (no! leaving again already?), made the middle very hollow. Not only that, but I have difficulty sleeping when...
by Shandi
16 Nov 2014, 12:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wrote a book! Beneath the Blast, available now!
Replies: 34
Views: 1969

Re: I wrote a book! Beneath the Blast, available now!

Wow. Congrats. Neat premise. Following link now.
by Shandi
16 Nov 2014, 12:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture
Replies: 34
Views: 2142

Re: Soldiers in Games and Pop Culture

a lot of benefits that gets you described as a 'hero' by some, which I rather take the 'Use of Weapons' view towards Personally, if someone keeps sewage out of my home, that pretty much makes them my hero right there. But besides that, your post has put greater emphasis on the point I previously tr...
by Shandi
14 Nov 2014, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 233012

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

TL;DR- today has been fuckin' shite in every possible respect I'm sorry about your day. That seriously sucks, but thanks a lot for sharing. I had a gauntlet of tests last week and an ultrasound scheduled for next week, but just got a call from my doctor's office to come in today. After reading abou...

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