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Post by halfwise Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:54 pm

Could you prepare an english version of this book? It would have a wider audience and the publisher may be more willing to foot the bill. Plus some of use would buy it - you can tell'em you've already got pre orders, and you'll be shopping it around at the Met.

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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:03 pm

halfwise wrote:Banghead   I really can't believe you didn't think about working this into your application.  How am I supposed to gain a drinking buddy in the Village if you don't pad things out appropriately?


yeah I am a total doofus rabbit Embarassed Firstly it didnt occur to me and secondly I have no idea how to plonk it in the application without it being a cringe. scratch but anyway I will think of something.
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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:09 pm

halfwise wrote:Could you prepare an english version of this book?  It would have a wider audience and the publisher may be more willing to foot the bill.  Plus some of use would buy it - you can tell'em you've already got pre orders, and you'll be shopping it around at the Met.

The original is in English, its my masters thesis made into a book, but its still in academic language, its not been adapted and you need special skills to do that I reckon. I got the thesis translated by a professional into Italian and she adapted it as she went along. My Italian writing skills were not at that high enough level. It cost me 1000 euros but its worth it if I want to publish it here. I am doing this for the honour not money, I will make peanuts but that's not the point of it, I just want to be published. I was chuffed that they were interested in it to begin with.
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Post by chris63 Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:08 am

The guy who killed is wife and kids in America, Chris something or other as been sent lots of love letters from women who fancy him and want to marry him. On Twitter I put some women are weird the guy should be hung drawn and quartered. I got banned from Twitter for spreading hatred.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:46 am

No I don't know Halifax at all- Figg

{{ I meant 1902.... Sofa }}

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Post by Mrs Figg Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:08 pm

oh that, well yes, obviously I do Rolling Eyes . Unfortunately in 1902 bustles were going out of fashion. Mad bloody modernists and their ankle showing.
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Post by halfwise Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:47 pm

This is so cute. Usually when kids come into environments dominated by adults they are treated gently, but it seems in chess tournaments it's typical for older players to playfully trash talk the kids they are playing against. Though I was a bit shocked at first I see that it builds up toughness against criticism and social distraction.

The clip below shows an absolutely adorable 9 year old girl pitted against a guy who looks to be in his 60's. The way his trash talk bounces off her almost makes me giggle. Behind them is a middle aged man going against a teenage boy, and you see much the same dynamic. It's lovely to see this mental resilience in the kids.


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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:55 am

New Zealand says "you shall not pass" Sad


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/new-zealand-council-ends-contract-with-wizard-after-two-decades-of-service
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Post by halfwise Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:24 pm

it would be nice to have a more complete description of what he does as a wizard.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:56 pm

Probably just smokes a lot.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:22 pm

Wow, you know sometimes you're over-tired and you sleep in on a weekend, but during that time you keep working your way through a seemingly epic-length dream? I even made it to the end too.

What a weird one too. Sprawling underground school in the mountains for an insular and extended family. Visiting scholar as the main character, growing suspicions, history of diabolism in the town, missing students. At the deepest points of the school various entrances into a frightful, hellish underworld. Scholar finds out these darker secrets, school authorities catch him, beat him, send him to some kind of monstrous butcher. Through ridiculous luck manages to slay the butcher and escape. Hunted through hellscape until climbing to the outside, a la The Descent.
Corrupt authorities from town are called in, sniper chase along mountain-top, helicopter. But main character captures some of the staff, uses their own weapons against them, converting them into bat-monsters and disguises himself as an innocent. Gets away with this ruse.
Ends up with friends who are camping. Basically safe now, and an attractive one of their number needs a tent-buddy to help her keep warm at night...

Anyway, what a weird one. Over-sharing my dreams on Forumshire now, whatever am I doing!

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Post by Mrs Figg Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:43 pm

Did you eat cheese for lunch? cheese always does it for me, mega weird dreams.
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Post by halfwise Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:08 pm

Was all making perfect sense until the conversion into bat-monsters. I think that's the one to work on.

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:58 pm

Getting my booster jab on Sunday. Cant wait. bounce
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Post by halfwise Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:24 pm

I'm due but won't have time for a few weeks.

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:34 pm

Do they have evening sessions Halfy?
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Post by halfwise Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:38 pm

You know that's not the way academia works - nothing's on the clock: if I don't have time I don't have time, period. Though it's more of a priority thing...if I thought it was more important than other things then I'd go get it done. But it's the end of the semester, nope.

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:36 pm

well it is pretty important for your immunity levels. Shrugging and it takes literally 2 seconds to get it done. No
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Post by halfwise Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:16 pm

Nah you gotta figure out where to do it, wait around for it to happen, etc. The immunity levels are slowly waning, not a big rush.

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:02 am

Banghead just do it.
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Post by Forest Shepherd Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:03 am

Who caaaaaaaares

Just get off the fear carousel. Simple as that.

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Post by Mrs Figg Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:33 pm

That's fine if you are under the age of 40 and live like a hermit in the middle of a forest. For the rest of us, a horrible and totally avoidable death is on our fear carousel.
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Post by halfwise Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm

For the initial vaccine I agree with you, there is a rush to get it done, and I did. But for the booster it's more like an oil change - you can do it at your convenience without too much worry so long as you don't blow it off. A few weeks won't make much difference.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:11 pm

Well, hope you can get off soon. It spins far faster than is justified, for it is well-greased and its attendants are mad with the power of it.

I mean, I was just looking up the death totals as I usually do when someone posts about Covid here, and for a moment I was like, oh no it's almost 800k now. And then I remembered, oh yeah, it's still a tiny portion of the population. 0.24% of the country since it started: a little over 2 in a thousand over a period of two years, meaning that the average person knows about one person who died of it (though they may not know it if the person is out of touch).
Hardly something that necessitates constant vigilance and worry about.

And yeah, being 30 affects my view of it as I'm FAR more likely to die in my car than of Covid and I drive all the time. But I got the vaccine anyway for the heck of it, while my bloody parents continue to refuse!

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