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    Around two weeks ago I finished The Martian by...

    Around two weeks ago I finished The Martian by Andy Weir.

    It's been a long time since I read anything so shite. Such a disappointment seen as it had really good reviews, and the premise was...
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    Haha, Duskygrin, you sound like my mother :p

    Haha, Duskygrin, you sound like my mother :p
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    How much do lecturers and professors get paid in...

    How much do lecturers and professors get paid in US universities? On average?

    This year I am unable to get funding because of budget cuts, yet the professors in English get paid around 100,000 a...
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    Apparently quite a few people have that...

    Apparently quite a few people have that charmander tattoo now! Saw some photos of it.


    And facial tattoos? Nah, I get embarrassed for people who have them.
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    I'm a woman with tattoos. I personally don't care...

    I'm a woman with tattoos. I personally don't care what anyone thinks of them, but I like them.
    As for on other people, depends on the tattoos. Some look shite, some look great.
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    I think you're putting it n the wrong place

    I think you're putting it n the wrong place
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    So good, wasn't it?! I went to see it two nights...

    So good, wasn't it?! I went to see it two nights in a row, and am tempted to go see it again.

    Some people complained that it got boring after a while, but when it was over I wished it had been...
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    You need to hold the camera more still, 'tis like...

    You need to hold the camera more still, 'tis like you were sitting on a washing machine videoing it!
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    Yes, I imagine it's a lot more biological than...

    Yes, I imagine it's a lot more biological than simply psychological? Something in your body is obviously telling you that you are meant to be male. Aren't many children born hermaphrodite but...
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    Like you, llamas, I think most of my friends are...

    Like you, llamas, I think most of my friends are more neutral too.

    In general I can't stand guys who try to be really masculine. There's a pretty bad 'lad' culture here, and I try to avoid those...
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    Ha, yes. Here's a quote from a department...

    Ha, yes.

    Here's a quote from a department store in 1918 (not that long ago!)

    The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink , being a more...
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    It was brilliant, eh! I loved it. It didn't feel...

    It was brilliant, eh! I loved it. It didn't feel like three hours at all, either, which is a good marker of how good it was.


    Last movie I saw was The Theory of Everything. It was good, but not...
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    Really? Nearly half the girls identified as male...

    Really? Nearly half the girls identified as male or gender fluid?? I never knew it was the new thing! Even when I was in secondary school, not that many people would have said they were bisexual or...
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    Congrats on your coming out, and continued coming...

    Congrats on your coming out, and continued coming out!

    I don't really have any advice, except that there will be plenty of people who will refuse to accept it, but a whole lot more who will accept...
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    Murakami is fabulous! I loved Kafka on the...

    Murakami is fabulous!

    I loved Kafka on the Shore. Such wonderful ideas.

    I wasn't too impressed with Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki though
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    In use twitter only to keep in touch with the...

    In use twitter only to keep in touch with the medieval world.

    And then mainly only because 'Chaucer Doth Tweet' is hilarious.

    I still don't understand the interface though.
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    There are quite a lot of US students in UCC -...

    There are quite a lot of US students in UCC - many because it's just too expensive to go to college back home for them.

    Saying that, Ireland is one of the more expensive places to go to college...
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    I'm not sure about the whole dinosaur-whisperer...

    I'm not sure about the whole dinosaur-whisperer vibe that seems to be going on, and i'm sure it will never ever live up to Jurassic Park, but....I can't wait.
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    Finished Trainspotting last week. It was great!...

    Finished Trainspotting last week. It was great! Hilarious, and yet meaningful. Looking forward to reading more of Welsh's books.


    Now reading Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. The language...
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    I'm enjoying the new season of Vikings. I get...

    I'm enjoying the new season of Vikings.

    I get especially excited when I understand the parts spoken in Old English.
  21. What a lovely phrase! I have a coeur d'artichaut...

    What a lovely phrase! I have a coeur d'artichaut pour connards :p :(
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    I wonder what percentage of this thread is made...

    I wonder what percentage of this thread is made up of my posts...


    Anyway, I am currently reading William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, I will admit I used sparknotes (as I did for As I Lay...
  23. In fairness, most of the people here could be...

    In fairness, most of the people here could be dicks. I was at the butt end of it a few times myself.

    I don't really get the obsession with these people - it's almost placing them in some sort of...
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    I expect EVERYONE to hold the door open for me! I...

    I expect EVERYONE to hold the door open for me! I hold the door open for everyone. And when they don't say "thank you" I beat the absolute living shit out of them...in my head.

    I also would never...
  25. Some misuse of drugs act was repealed because it...

    Some misuse of drugs act was repealed because it meant that it gave the government law-making power over issues that should have went to the Oireachtas (which I think is our senate? I've no idea)....
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