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by Hekla
26 Jun 2015, 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runner UK Transplant
Replies: 56
Views: 2648

Re: Runner UK Transplant

Heh. I'm moving the other way, leaving the UK in late August (Sheffield), and moving to PEI in Canada. As far as what's local, all I really know is London. I lived in London for fiveish years, and its an amazing city to explore. Take advantage of being next to such an amazing city (and the only city...
by Hekla
26 May 2015, 04:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The General Chat thread
Replies: 6647
Views: 209185

Re: The General Chat thread

For the second time, somebody commented on my Desert Bust 8 t-shirt on Sunday, leading to a few long LRR stuff discussions. It is such an odd thing when I'm not really expecting it, or I forget that I'm wearing the t-shirt/hoodie in question.
by Hekla
26 May 2015, 04:14
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314717

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

So. I posted here something like a month ago saying that I'm stopping work on the railway line north of spawn. Well, now that I've handed in everything for my undergraduate degree, I'm free (to built more railway). So if anybody wants to donate materials, we still need stone bricks, and probably iro...
by Hekla
25 May 2015, 18:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I was thinking about taking a journey across Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 1555

Re: So I was thinking about taking a journey across Canada

Last year, when I was in the US, I took the train from Boston to Seattle. I considered the Canadian train, but it was a bunch more expensive, but is supposed to be considerably prettier. But yea, 'tis a huge continent. I absolutely love long train journeys; just sitting there watching the world go by.
by Hekla
20 May 2015, 00:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten
Replies: 1055
Views: 55213

Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

That baklava sounds so delicious, especially with maple syrup! I might try and make that some time.
by Hekla
18 May 2015, 05:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 100037

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

I handed in my dissertation for my undergraduate degree, and am now only one week away from finishing everything. I should be feeling great. But I went to have lunch, and found that I'd lost my wallet. Neither of the two places that I'd been today have had seen it. Then I got home, and found that I'...
by Hekla
14 May 2015, 08:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce yourselves! (A friendly topic for new members)
Replies: 6891
Views: 718217

Re: Introduce yourselves! (A friendly topic for new members)

Hey folks. Names miniwak and i'm from the uk. 22 year old university student who's been a fan for years but only now starting to get involved in the community. better late than never Welcome. Welcome to the 22 year old UK university student LRR club (a club I'll be leaving in a couple of weeks, as ...
by Hekla
12 May 2015, 07:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piercings
Replies: 22
Views: 1176

Re: Piercings

Can't say I've ever really considered getting a piercing. I imagine this is something that, overall, is pretty heavily gendered. My 10 year old sister got her ears pierced, whereas I have never really considered it. There's also the 'cost' of pain in getting piercings, but that wouldn't be too much ...
by Hekla
08 May 2015, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Sketch to show an outside?
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Best Sketch to show an outside?

The Couch is also my go to. 'Tis just soooo good!

Depending on the type of person, 'What's Going On?' as well, but that's a little in-joke heavy.
by Hekla
07 May 2015, 13:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3430

Re: UK Election

Now that the polls are closed, thanks for voting those of you who did. At least judging by the exit polls, we're hardly reflective of the UK.
by Hekla
05 May 2015, 12:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3430

Re: UK Election

Building on what others have said, look at your constituency and make an informed decision. As far as I'm concerned, if there is a decent chance of my constituency being a marginal seat, I'll vote among those with a decent chance of winning it, even if they are not my preference. Otherwise, if I am ...
by Hekla
03 May 2015, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 70307

Re: Books you're reading now

BBC Radio 4 has been dramatising a number of Ursula Le Guin's books recently. There are two one hour episodes of The Left Hand of Darkness up online, and I think you can listen to them from outside the UK. They are pretty good, although a very condensed form. Have a listen if you are interested. The...
by Hekla
03 May 2015, 06:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3430

Re: UK Election

I'm hoping Plaid Cymru does well. I used to live in Ceredigion, and that's a Plaid - Lib Dem marginal. It went over to the Lib Dems at the last general election but Plaid might be able to get it back. As it is, I'm living in a Labour safe seat, and voting Green, hoping that they might come second (o...
by Hekla
30 Apr 2015, 07:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 222248

Re: The thread of win

Master Gunner wrote:You poor, poor, soul.


I'm going to get a bunch of that about PEI, aren't I?
by Hekla
30 Apr 2015, 06:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 222248

Re: The thread of win

I woke up today to find out that I've been accepted onto the MA in Island Studies that was pretty much my only plan for the next two years. I get to be a person studying islands, and get a Master's degree out of it. That also means that for the first time in my life, I'll be moving to a country that...
by Hekla
27 Apr 2015, 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Thread
Replies: 1621
Views: 65723

Re: Advice Thread

I'll say the HP one is somewhat better. The differences are marginal and it's also quite a bit more expensive. The HP one has a touchscreen, so there's that, and the Acer one has a slightly higher capacity battery. I think I would be right in saying the CPU in the HP laptop is ever so slightly bette...
by Hekla
23 Apr 2015, 17:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 6714

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

I would like to touch on something else, but this might be a bit controversial, so sorry if I offend anybody, and I would be happy to try and discuss the following with different language or in a different way. What I want to touch on is the idea that people have male of female brains (or even, for ...
by Hekla
22 Apr 2015, 14:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 6714

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

I'm somewhat reluctant to get too involved in this conversation, but wanted to add that X and Y chromosomes, are, to my knowledge, not directly linked to physical signs of sex. Here is a link that shows some of that but there is a bunch more out there. Not that it isn't a huge factor, but shows that...
by Hekla
20 Apr 2015, 05:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you Canadian? (Already living here.)
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: Are you Canadian? (Already living here.)

Oops. I accidentally answered the poll, without realising that was for people already living in Canada. Sorry. I know we're supposed to avoid immigration, but there is a pretty good (I'd say 80%ish) chance that I'll be studying in Canada next year, as I've only applied to one MA course, and that's i...
by Hekla
12 Apr 2015, 14:33
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314717

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

Hey! So here's an update that I feel is necessary regarding the rail line north. Myself and my brother, helped by a handful of wonderful others, (known as Trains Against the Devil) have been building the line north of spawn, and are currently building a really long bridge. We've almost reached the e...
by Hekla
01 Apr 2015, 18:33
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314717

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

That looks great, although it might require getting people to use the correct rail (left or right, we haven't really established it yet).

At the moment, minecarts just pile up!
by Hekla
29 Mar 2015, 20:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 66401

Re: Feminism general thread

I follow a bunch of Icelandic people on Twitter, and was pleased to see the “Free the Nipple” campaign take off. I was reading this story in the Reykjavík Grapevine today, which provides a neat summary (also, they had a scuffle with Facebook over the story). The sexualisation of the female nipple, r...
by Hekla
23 Mar 2015, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Musical Obsession!
Replies: 551
Views: 33948

Re: Current Musical Obsession!

Over the post couple of months, I've been continuously listening to Hjaltalín, a much more 'pop' like group compared to what I usually listen to, but each of their albums offer something different.

Here is a version of one of their songs, Suitcase Man, that I find particularly stunning.
by Hekla
21 Mar 2015, 13:21
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314717

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

KinoGami wrote:I found the offending tunnels. it looks like they belong to Hekla. And they have continued to mine further underneath me


Sorry for that. I'll make a note of the area to make sure this doesn't happen again.
by Hekla
20 Mar 2015, 22:30
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 314717

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

Hey! Myself (QuintonDreaming) with some help from my brother (66Darkness) are currently working on the rail line to the north, from the spawn station. We're making it an overground project, and it is currently usable a short way out to the north. If anybody has any objections to our current proposal...

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