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by Hekla
27 Jul 2017, 15:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The General Chat thread
Replies: 6647
Views: 211413

Re: The General Chat thread

There's a certain beauty to a barely-used forum. At least it's easy to catch up with new posts and the like.
by Hekla
30 May 2017, 11:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you feeling... in song
Replies: 511
Views: 39523

Re: How are you feeling... in song

This might be a tad pessimistic, but here's a song. Mean Well by Dear Reader ---- It's an itch on the skin That you wear like clothes It's a tug in your heart like a fish on a line You won't reel or let go It's a beast in the deep Making love to your ankles It's a prayer that you plead through your ...
by Hekla
15 Mar 2017, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 332327

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

Heh. This is a thread I didn't think I'd be posting in. But hey, writing stuff down is good. Last September I suddenly felt some desire to see people. As somebody who has lived his entire adult life without local friends, it was partly a desire to have some more friends, but there was definitely a d...
by Hekla
18 Jan 2017, 08:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The General Chat thread
Replies: 6647
Views: 211413

Re: The General Chat thread

Talking about sleeping, and as this is a general chat thread, I'll mention my current situation. I'm in Svalbard, and there's no natural light. It's making me really really tired! I didn't expect for it to have quite this effect. I really want to wake up and see daylight, but there just is none. Tha...
by Hekla
11 Jan 2017, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me with my academic research
Replies: 18
Views: 3212

Re: Help me with my academic research

If you still need responses, then sure!

Hekla
by Hekla
09 Dec 2016, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Does Your Username Mean to You?
Replies: 81
Views: 7291

Re: What Does Your Username Mean to You?

My username here is, to be honest, my lesser used username, mostly because it's mostly taken. As a child, I have a vivid memory of seeing a historic map of Iceland with the volcano Hekla being very prominent. I then read somewhere that it was the mouth of hell. It doesn't really fit with my personal...
by Hekla
25 Nov 2016, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 70966

Re: Books you're reading now

I'm not one to play up to stereotypes - South of the M4 me, not the real Wales really, not like up North! Certainly bear that one in mind - sounds interesting if nothing else Fair enough! My Welsh childhood was about as stereotypically Welsh as it gets while still having English(ish) parents, and I...
by Hekla
25 Nov 2016, 15:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 70966

Re: Books you're reading now

This isn't quite a book I'm reading now, but it's one I finished in the past month, and certainly one I'd recommend. I'd only recommend this if you've got a high tolerance for misery, and miserable and somewhat frustrating characters. 'Tis: Independent People - Halldór Laxness This is a novel by, I ...
by Hekla
21 Sep 2016, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Electoral Reform Survey - Please Pass it On!
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

Re: Canadian Electoral Reform Survey - Please Pass it On!

It seems to let you fill it out even if you are not a Canadian citizen as long as you live in Canada. Although, who knows, maybe I'll get to the end and it'll throw up an error message. EDIT: Yep. It's fine. It asks if you are a Canadian citizen, and even though I ticked no, it let me fill the whole...
by Hekla
09 Sep 2016, 13:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 224197

Re: The thread of win

Hey! You'll probably be the closest person from here to me, Sackville being the closest place of much note to the mainland end of the Confederation Bridge.

And that sounds like quite 'the win'. Congratulations.
by Hekla
01 Jul 2016, 17:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Gay Paree.
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: On Gay Paree.

I think we all want to see Wales-Iceland.

If either of those teams won, I'd be quite happy about it.
by Hekla
26 Jun 2016, 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened...
Replies: 55
Views: 4129

Re: So... About that Significant World Event that Happened..

Wales's vote made me rather sad, having spent most of my childhood there. While my home county, Ceredigion, voted decidedly to remain, others like Powys, went the other way for some inexplicable reason. I understand some of the frustration in the valleys in the South, even if it's misplaced, but wha...
by Hekla
25 Jun 2016, 16:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masculinity
Replies: 25
Views: 2325

Re: Masculinity

Here's a quote from this article that may reflect some of your issues: "Instead of talking about what men and boys can be, instead of starting an honest conversation about what masculinity means, there is a conspiracy of silence around these issues that is only ever broken by conservative rheto...
by Hekla
15 Jun 2016, 20:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Found this on YouTube [Post yer links]
Replies: 2334
Views: 192336

Re: I Found this on YouTube [Post yer links]

I just found the source video for a music video that I've been enjoying, and it's odd. Here's the video - Headstand Skiing.

Here's the music video, and it's a bit less weird - Throws - The Harbour
by Hekla
11 Jun 2016, 18:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Musical Obsession!
Replies: 551
Views: 34209

Re: Current Musical Obsession!

I'd say not really an obsession, but I don't often buy new music, so I'll probably be listening to this album for a good while until the novelty of something new wears off... and that takes a while for me. Two people associated with a band I like got together in Iceland and suddenlyish came out with...
by Hekla
02 Apr 2016, 19:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to Find a video
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Trying to Find a video

:)

Glad to be of service. I remembered that bit and was probably in a good position to help.
by Hekla
02 Apr 2016, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 22537

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

I kind of have the opposite perspective, as much as it can be an opposite. Unifying threats distract from underlying problems in any political system, and legitimise what would otherwise be awful decisions. In some cases, it can lead to improvements like the welfare state, but in others it can destr...
by Hekla
25 Mar 2016, 17:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teach Me(et all) Your Religion!
Replies: 1239
Views: 27236

Re: Teach Me(et all) Your Religion!

Aside from personal prayer, there are a number of ways that Quaker worship helps me with that very issue. From the silence of meeting through to the meetings for business, that waiting in silence does help me calm concerns. Even the membership process involves a 'clearness committee' that helps with...
by Hekla
25 Mar 2016, 16:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teach Me(et all) Your Religion!
Replies: 1239
Views: 27236

Re: Teach Me(et all) Your Religion!

Okay, I'll outline my religious situation here because it's probably of some interest. I've been attending a Quaker meeting since I was around 13, and have got to the point where I consider myself a Quaker and hold that as quite a core part of my identity. That being said, even since I left my 'home...
by Hekla
22 Mar 2016, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 22537

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

I'd suggest that even in comparison to the Democratic Party in the latter years of Bush's term, blocking a Supreme Court Nominee without a hearing for so long is quite shocking. That being said, I can see why the conservative Right are doing this. Scalia was probably the most hated Supreme Court jus...
by Hekla
04 Mar 2016, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 22537

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

To be honest, I'd be much more terrified if I didn't have some small glimmer of hope in this election cycle. As it is, I'm just seeing the Republican party self-destruct in the background. Having said that, there's every chance in the world that that destruction reaches us all after November. But, b...
by Hekla
20 Jan 2016, 17:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed
Replies: 128
Views: 10405

Re: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed

I had Avistew. It was a neat challenge to find a gift, and perhaps made me feel a tad artistically lacking. Nevertheless, it was fun.
by Hekla
07 Jan 2016, 09:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed
Replies: 128
Views: 10405

Re: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed

Hmm. So, having only recieved one mystery package this holiday season, I should probably just go ahead and assume it is my secret santa gift. So, I have a copy of Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps - which is densely packed to make years of casual browsing worthwhile. It is amusingly the second map...
by Hekla
22 Dec 2015, 20:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed
Replies: 128
Views: 10405

Re: Sixth Annual Secret Santa: Sign Ups Now Closed

I may or may not have got something today. By that I mean I got a package I hadn't ordered, and it's not being opened until the 25th - because mystery packages at this time of the year can only mean one thing. Either that or some other person failed to warn me I'd be getting a mystery gift. Either w...

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