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  1. Comment on What's something that people commonly misunderstand about you? in ~talk

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    I am very quiet, and many people simply assume that I'm snobbish. I'm not, I am simply timid - especially when I meet someone for the first time. I truly don't know how to interact with strangers,...

    I am very quiet, and many people simply assume that I'm snobbish. I'm not, I am simply timid - especially when I meet someone for the first time. I truly don't know how to interact with strangers, though there are some people who make me feel at ease during certain social situations (like when paying for purchases and the cashier is super friendly). I'm just socially awkward, not stuck up!

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Tilditors fluent in 1+ language, how did you get there? in ~talk

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    I am still trying to learn German years after getting into such German bands as Das Ich, Illuminate, and Stillste Stund. I think my age has something to do with the fact that it's nearly...

    I am still trying to learn German years after getting into such German bands as Das Ich, Illuminate, and Stillste Stund. I think my age has something to do with the fact that it's nearly impossible for me.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Tilditors fluent in 1+ language, how did you get there? in ~talk

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    Your written English is better than most natives'!

    comment on an error I make too many times.

    I'm planning to “go East” next year and learn some Tatar (my second native language that I don't speak at all) and a language from the Chinese-Japanese-Korean triplet (most probably Japanese; yes, because of anime and manga; shut up). I also dabbled a bit with at least five other languages, but I'm nowhere near any meaningful level in those.

    I guess the key point here, to me at least, is that if you want a breakthrough you have to get communicating. Even if your level is shite right now, nothing will force you

    Your written English is better than most natives'!

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's something you were completely wrong about? in ~talk

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    Religious people. I was raised to believe that they are different and somehow better than the non religious. However, from my interactions with religious people - I was even a member of a rather...

    Religious people. I was raised to believe that they are different and somehow better than the non religious. However, from my interactions with religious people - I was even a member of a rather fundamentalist church in my very late teens - they are often the very opposite of what it typically considered 'good'. Sometimes, they are downright evil.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Do you have certain genres/bands for certain moods? If so, what are they and why them in particular? in ~music

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    When I feel happy, I like upbeat music - especially hits from the 60s or 80s. When I feel sort of low, I prefer to listen to what some people might call 'Gothic' or sad heavy metal ballads. When...

    When I feel happy, I like upbeat music - especially hits from the 60s or 80s. When I feel sort of low, I prefer to listen to what some people might call 'Gothic' or sad heavy metal ballads. When I'm in a bad mood, I like to hear industrial and hard driving rock. When I'm in a nostalgic mood, I love to put on tunes from the 70s. I have eclectic tastes in music, I can listen to 50s doowop, classical music, old school rap, 90s alternative, etc.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm relaxing most of Saturday, but I plan to bake some homemade blueberry scones & a blueberry cake for Easter breakfast and dessert. I must also work on typing a screenplay I wrote last July into...

    I'm relaxing most of Saturday, but I plan to bake some homemade blueberry scones & a blueberry cake for Easter breakfast and dessert. I must also work on typing a screenplay I wrote last July into my script software.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on How do you find new books to read? in ~books

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    I simply go to a used media store in my city and look for new or undiscovered works by authors I read. Mostly, I read horror, thriller/suspense, and non fiction (especially true crime, world war...

    I simply go to a used media store in my city and look for new or undiscovered works by authors I read. Mostly, I read horror, thriller/suspense, and non fiction (especially true crime, world war two & biographies).

    2 votes
  8. Comment on How bad is it to let your cat outside? in ~enviro

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    I never allow my cats outside - but then, I live in an area where there are raccoons, coyotes, and even bobcats.

    I never allow my cats outside - but then, I live in an area where there are raccoons, coyotes, and even bobcats.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on A bill banning most abortions becomes law in Ohio in ~news

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    Republicans. SMH.

    Republicans. SMH.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on 'I hate what they’ve done to almost everyone in my family' (An article about Fox News poisoning.) in ~news

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    Faux News is the reason my brother, who isn't very well educated - he never finished high school, unfortunately - voted for Trump. He now sorely regrets it.

    Faux News is the reason my brother, who isn't very well educated - he never finished high school, unfortunately - voted for Trump. He now sorely regrets it.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on AP Stylebook update: It’s OK to call something racist when it’s racist in ~misc

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    As a mixed Black woman, it rankles to be called 'African American' as I have no ties to Africa other than DNA ancestry. All of the generations before me, as far back as I can determine, were born...

    As a mixed Black woman, it rankles to be called 'African American' as I have no ties to Africa other than DNA ancestry. All of the generations before me, as far back as I can determine, were born in the USA. I'd much rather be called 'Black' than 'African' though most people look at me as 'mixed', especially since my skin and eyes are light. The hair gives it away, though. LOL.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? #16 in ~books

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    I'm reading The Parsifal Mosaic (Robert Ludlum) again, and just started on Brain by Robin Cook. I am also reworking a screenplay that I wrote last summer, so I won't be reading as much this week...

    I'm reading The Parsifal Mosaic (Robert Ludlum) again, and just started on Brain by Robin Cook. I am also reworking a screenplay that I wrote last summer, so I won't be reading as much this week as I did last week.

  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Join Saidit. It's censorship-free, so far as I can tell.

    Join Saidit. It's censorship-free, so far as I can tell.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on How do people tend to perceive you, versus how you perceive yourself? in ~talk

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    I was always thought to be - by relatives, anyway - a man hater, animal lover, quiet, artistic, and creative. With others, I was looked upon as a shy, friendless, introverted, yet intelligent. I'm...

    I was always thought to be - by relatives, anyway - a man hater, animal lover, quiet, artistic, and creative. With others, I was looked upon as a shy, friendless, introverted, yet intelligent. I'm actually a combo of these qualities, though I don't consider myself a man hater (I am feminist to a certain extent, however). Also, I am really not as shy or quiet as mistaken for (though I probably really was as a child). I can be rather feisty and I don't care to take any crap off of people. I used to be very timid but I shook that off during my twenties.

  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    The SPLC's hierarchy sounds just like Jim Jones' racial hierarchy of the People's Temple in the 70's. The article is an eye opener, but in a way I am not surprised. I have always considered White...

    The SPLC's hierarchy sounds just like Jim Jones' racial hierarchy of the People's Temple in the 70's. The article is an eye opener, but in a way I am not surprised. I have always considered White liberals too good to be true.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Bigger Than That - Complex thoughts on a life spent being the short guy. in ~life

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    My fiance is 5'4 and I am 5'6. I never really think about it, as I have never been particularly attracted to very tall guys (6'2 and up). His lack of height, as he night think of it, used to...

    My fiance is 5'4 and I am 5'6. I never really think about it, as I have never been particularly attracted to very tall guys (6'2 and up). His lack of height, as he night think of it, used to bother him when he was younger but we are both in our 40s and have other things to worry about.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Dies By Apparent Suicide in ~news

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    I cannot imagine what the survivors are going through. While I don't agree with their decisions to end their own lives, I can sort of understand why they feel that they could no longer live with...

    I cannot imagine what the survivors are going through. While I don't agree with their decisions to end their own lives, I can sort of understand why they feel that they could no longer live with the pain of life.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Jordan Peele’s 'Us' untethered $70 million from North American wallets this weekend in ~movies

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    I hope it's better than Get Out.

    I hope it's better than Get Out.