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by alynnidalar
05 Dec 2018 17:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 40
Views: 10217

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

Ahhh. Just finished Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series--well, finished the third book, at least, which is the latest. (the series is planned to have ten in all, two sub-series of five each) I've very deliberately refrained from reading any Sanderson books before this because I knew he wro...
by alynnidalar
29 Nov 2018 19:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:
26 Nov 2018 20:42
Do state and federal taxes need to be filed separately in the US?
Yep, and the guidelines for how to submit are different between the federal government and each state government, naturally. :roll:

The deadline is the same, though--April 15.
by alynnidalar
26 Nov 2018 19:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Urgh, currently having fun with HMRC (the department of the UK Government in charge of taxes). Apparently I didn't pay enough tax... 6 years ago! And a letter has only just appeared through my door about the matter. Because it was 6 years ago, though, I'm not just being asked to pay the additional ...
by alynnidalar
05 Nov 2018 20:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2401
Views: 222506

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Northern Steel by Antti Martikainen
by alynnidalar
05 Nov 2018 20:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 114854

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

On the floor, even?? Quite the cleanup job indeed...
by alynnidalar
09 Oct 2018 21:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Pre-Oktoberfest? When do they have actual Oktoberfest, and how could Oktoberfest in mid-to-late October be considered super early??
by alynnidalar
26 Sep 2018 15:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 61620

Re: Metal Thread

Although let's not forget cello quartet Apocalyptica's cover of Grieg's 1875 Hall of the Mountain King Definitely not forget that one! I think this is all a big part of why I like folk metal so much. I like history and I like folk music--I think a culture's folk music tells you a lot about that cul...
by alynnidalar
10 Sep 2018 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?
Replies: 11
Views: 5351

Re: how can offspring affect the hierarchical power structure among witches?

In the process of pregnancy, in the process of giving birth to a female child, or in the process of using the sex-changing magic? Additionally, does the mother have to cast the sex-changing spell, or can any witch cast it on a mother? If the mother has to cast the sex-changing spell and loses her ma...
by alynnidalar
08 Sep 2018 03:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ooh! That's pretty cool.
by alynnidalar
04 Sep 2018 19:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 715814

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I would say <ayeng> as well, although I'm inclined to want to reduce the first syllable and stress the second. <ahyeng> might work to prevent that.
by alynnidalar
31 Aug 2018 17:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yes, that's how I would interpret it as well. The phrase "just @ me next time" has a similar meaning. (in that case, you're jokingly implying that the other person is passive-aggressively referring to you specifically and are saying they should just specifically mention you--e.g. with Twitter's @use...
by alynnidalar
31 Aug 2018 17:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 15131

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

I fit very few of the stereotypes, unfortunately. 1. cis female 2. straight 3. right-handed 4. American; Michigan 5. white, or if you're feeling snarky, European mutt 6. broadly neurotypical? I flirt with seasonal depression in winter but it hasn't been bad for several years 7. mild seasonal allergi...
by alynnidalar
30 Aug 2018 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm dying of laughter. It's not just a stereotype! It's real!!!
by alynnidalar
29 Aug 2018 21:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 40
Views: 10217

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Hey, I just finished re-reading that last night! It's good. Like you say, it's extremely funny, and a lot of the humor is exactly my style--very sarcastic. Austen is a master of cloaking criticism in polite language. She's also really good at unreliable narrators and layers of unreliable narrators--...
by alynnidalar
24 Aug 2018 14:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 61620

Re: Metal Thread

Same. [:D]
by alynnidalar
23 Aug 2018 20:44
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 308220

Re: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

That's exactly my dilemma when thinking about this--attacking travelers to get slaves just seems so impractical, especially if you're enslaving the neighbors twenty miles up the road. Taking people's stuff is significantly easier (and then you can either kill or release the travelers, without needin...
by alynnidalar
23 Aug 2018 14:36
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 308220

Re: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Bit of a weird ask, but I'm curious if anyone has resources or information on banditry/slavers/etc. posing a problem to overland travelers throughout the world and throughout history. I've found quite a lot of information on the risks of travel in medieval Europe, and I have a decent familiarity wit...
by alynnidalar
21 Aug 2018 21:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208108

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Whoa whoa whoa. Micamo can make xer own decisions. Xie does not need anybody else telling the admins what xie "really" does or doesn't need, unless xie asks them to do so. If Micamo reconsiders xer decision, xie is perfectly capable of expressing that. And furthermore, let's not sit around assigning...
by alynnidalar
20 Aug 2018 16:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 181322

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I was a high schooler in 2007-2008, and while I wasn't the drinking type, people generally drank what they could get their hands on--when you're reliant on what other people buy for themselves (or for you), you don't have a lot of choice in the matter. As far as I was aware people mostly drank cheap...
by alynnidalar
20 Aug 2018 16:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 38825

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

The Bible doesn't say that; it's a belief of some Catholics (not sure if it's an "officially-held" doctrine or not) but isn't directly present in the text. Protestants don't accept this (not sure on Eastern Christianity). What about Mormons? Not sure on that either! When it comes to specific belief...