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by Hekla
16 Mar 2015, 18:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The "Post a picture of yourself" thread
Replies: 6223
Views: 208239

Re: The "Post a picture of yourself" thread

Well. I suppose I might have a picture or two of me. Here's me and Paul, Paul with a very Paul expression.

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by Hekla
16 Mar 2015, 17:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 70307

Re: Books you're reading now

I know this has nothing to do with your post but can I just say "awwwwwwwwwww" at the picture of your cat? I have a black cat that's just like that! :D (Sorry, crazy cat lady here) I can't help going 'awwwww' at Quinton (the cat in the picture) sometimes. He is such a dreamy little black ...
by Hekla
27 Feb 2015, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color-blindness
Replies: 41
Views: 2305

Re: Color-blindness

Seriously though, vision is fascinating. I always find it crazy how we see (or at least process) in relatives not absolutes. (hence this crazy illusion; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion ) I think the same principle works with colour too, and its why those "inverted colour&q...
by Hekla
22 Feb 2015, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closed Captioning on Youtube Videos...
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Closed Captioning on Youtube Videos...

I was looking at the transcript section of the wiki this week and was kind of planning to contribute to that once I have some big chunks of time. Combining that with a closed caption effort on Youtube seems like a great idea.
by Hekla
18 Feb 2015, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 70307

Re: Books you're reading now

I'm reading, and thoroughly enjoying Ursula Le Guin's somewhat neglected 'novel', Always Coming Home. It's a beautifully written, let's see, somebody described it as the archaeology of the future or something like that. It concerns a valley in a future northern California. There is a narrative threa...
by Hekla
03 Jan 2015, 21:37
Forum: LRR Video Discussion
Topic: The LoadingReadyRumble 2
Replies: 68
Views: 24741

Re: The LoadingReadyRumble 2

I just popped in to say I almost squealed at the sight of the toast babies!

What a great send-off for the sketches. Best of luck with everything else!
by Hekla
27 Dec 2014, 06:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A(nother) Charity Gaming Marathon this weekend (27th - 29th)
Replies: 0
Views: 326

A(nother) Charity Gaming Marathon this weekend (27th - 29th)

Hi all. I'm just writing here to plug a somewhat painful gaming marathon that I'm helping my brother with. 'Tis 'Depriving Myself of Sleep for Charity' - http://www.48withoutsleep.com/ And it is a 48 hour stream where we don't sleep! It is raising money for War Child, a charity helping children in c...
by Hekla
08 Dec 2014, 13:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of Christmas will you have?
Replies: 27
Views: 1329

Re: What type of Christmas will you have?

I get the delightful opportunity to cross the Atlantic and have Christmas with my parents and siblings in Boston this year. I was there last year, but I spent the whole year there. I'm hoping that there will be some snow, because British snow, if there is any, is often that most disappointing thin l...
by Hekla
02 Dec 2014, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a Blog or Twitter account? Post yours here.
Replies: 499
Views: 89169

Re: Do you have a Blog or Twitter account? Post yours here.

Well, my twitter account is @QuintonDreaming

I annoyingly alternate between two account names, this one and QuintonDreaming.

I will post about pretty much everything, but often short rants about what I'm reading for University.
by Hekla
02 Dec 2014, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for SF/Fantasy book recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 2740

Re: Looking for SF/Fantasy book recommendations

Firstly, I have a really bad memory for what I read, so although I know it was good at the time, I can rarely identify why. Anyhow, here is a selection of my favourites. Acacia trilogy – David Anthony Durham – This is one of those trilogies where the first book seems like the entire story, but every...
by Hekla
16 Oct 2014, 09:30
Forum: Bonus Video
Topic: KickStarter Smoothie
Replies: 52
Views: 8899

Re: KickStarter Smoothie

As somebody who had asked for yet another form of liquorice, this was brilliant. On the other hand, it looked unpleasant enough to justify this being a one-off return to the format.

The olive, artichoke, and rye bread one was a clear stand-out, in that it could be an actual thing.
by Hekla
27 Aug 2014, 14:36
Forum: Feed Dump
Topic: The Ghost of Sexual Relations Past
Replies: 19
Views: 2787

Re: The Ghost of Sexual Relations Past

That shameless pandering to your UK fans really hit the spot.

It was a very accurate description of the UK supermarket hierarchy and Sainsbury's middle of the road position in it.

I also have a friend with a penguin onesie... although not from Durham.
by Hekla
01 May 2014, 14:00
Forum: Site News
Topic: LRRcon 2014
Replies: 314
Views: 29777

Re: LRRcon 2014

I've got 3 people already in a 2-person room, but I'll give you $15 a night if you want floor space. That almost sounds like you'd pay me to sleep on the floor... I'd be tempted just for the Saturday night. I'd be worried about breaking hotel occupancy rules, but there is little way they could know...
by Hekla
01 May 2014, 03:59
Forum: Site News
Topic: LRRcon 2014
Replies: 314
Views: 29777

Re: LRRcon 2014

I concluded that I should probably bring my hotel room hunt to the main page, so here goes. Anybody got a hotel room and would like to share it, presumably to cut costs? Similarly, is there anybody also looking for somebody to share a room with before booking? I need a room. I would prefer just Frid...
by Hekla
01 May 2014, 03:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread

Okay. Last minute appeal for a room. (well, with the discount that is).


Anybody just bought tickets? Great! You need a room, I need a room.

Anybody with a room already but nobody to share it with? Looking to save on accommodation?

You know how this goes.
by Hekla
25 Apr 2014, 22:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread

As there do appear to be rooms left, although they are a little on the expensive side, I should invite anybody looking for rooms to consider sharing with me for Friday + Saturday nights. I will kind of need to book other hotels nearby otherwise, so if you think you might want a shared room, the soon...
by Hekla
24 Apr 2014, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: LRRcon Runners Room Share Thread

And now that I've booked my travel, and bought my tickets, just the thorny issue of accommodation left. I'm perfectly content to couchsurf for the rest of the time I'm in Seattle, but for the Saturday night, and possibly the Friday night, I would imagine it would be nice to be in the hotel. I'm afra...
by Hekla
21 Apr 2014, 14:18
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)

Good Evening. Well, I thought it would do me no harm to introduce myself. My name is Owen. I'm also, as you can see Hekla (or other Icelandic volcano depending on username availability), or Quinton (the cat you can see in my avatar – 'tis totally me). On Twitch I'm QuintonDreaming (Because... userna...
by Hekla
19 Apr 2014, 15:11
Forum: Site News
Topic: LRRcon 2014
Replies: 314
Views: 29777

Re: LRRcon 2014

Just looking at LRRcon, and considering going. I was just wondering if anybody else would be/up to taking the train from the East Coast? I am in Boston for the year (would normally be in the UK), and think it would be kind of fun, especially with possible other LRR fans.
by Hekla
12 May 2012, 16:53
Forum: LRRcast
Topic: LRRcast for Parent Teacher Geeks have 720 Jonny Gardes?
Replies: 40
Views: 4470

Re: LRRcast for Parent Teacher Geeks have 720 Jonny Gardes?

My family still sing the happy birthday song twice, once in English and then again in Welsh, even though my siblings and I know almost no Welsh.

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