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    Oh that wasn't my dog...It was an artistic...

    Oh that wasn't my dog...It was an artistic depiction of what I think you'd be as a dog (I can't find a creepy smiley face).

    Haha, nah, I painted it for a friend of a friend of their dog!
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    This is the first time I've ever even thought...

    This is the first time I've ever even thought about the year from January to December...probably because I started college in January, so it's more of an academic timeline for me. And I usually hate...
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    How was your year?

    Seen as it's almost the end of the year, how did everyone find it?

    For me it was a crazy, mixed year. So many good moments, and some extremely horrible ones.

    The best parts:

    Making two new...
  4. Thread: Hardest skill

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    Physically - painting, I guess. I always loved...

    Physically - painting, I guess. I always loved drawing and art, and despite a lot of doubt (in myself and by others (namely my mom)), I am now selling paintings whenever I get the time (and...
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    Finished Beloved. Was really good! Can't...

    Finished Beloved. Was really good! Can't understand all the negative review saying it was too hard to read.

    Started on The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester. So far so good.
  6. Thread: Flexibility

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    So if the majority of people here are Thibault......

    So if the majority of people here are Thibault... how many people are actual people here? You know that I'm real... or at least until the day I start typing in "german"
  7. To be honest, the only thing that excited me was...

    To be honest, the only thing that excited me was the fact that the Skellig islands were in it. Otherwise, I've little interest!
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwVRYEQG_I 53...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwVRYEQG_I

    53 seconds in.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10430425_10152768821304175_1819291379392366503_n.j ...
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    I think Offspring-Junkie and PIB are the same...

    I think Offspring-Junkie and PIB are the same person.
  10. Thread: Mick Flannery

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    Mick Flannery

    Anyone ever hear of Mick Flannery?

    Think he might be of interest to some people here. He's from Cork (so automatically great...). He's somewhat Tom Waitsy, folk-rock. Most of his stuff is...
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    You're right, he's obviously serious about it....

    You're right, he's obviously serious about it. And quite frankly needs to be stopped before he gets any more babies. I'm gong to contact the best man i know in the area, Robin Hood of the Sherwood...
  12. Thread: Flexibility

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    The only thing I can say in French is "Do you...

    The only thing I can say in French is "Do you like chess or small dogs?"

    It surprisingly has never worked on guys
  13. Thread: Flexibility

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    I think you'd enjoy Franz Kafka, Offspring-Junkie.

    I think you'd enjoy Franz Kafka, Offspring-Junkie.
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    I do think there is a difference between...

    I do think there is a difference between introversion and shyness, although the two are often inextricably linked.

    As to whether I long for the company of others . . . Sometimes, but only my good...
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    Haha, jeez, I'm sorry I mentioned that I was shy!...

    Haha, jeez, I'm sorry I mentioned that I was shy! Didn't realise it was going to cause such a shitstorm.

    To clear Things up, I am both shy and introverted, but for me the two things are very much...
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    I really think shyness has held me back a lot. I...

    I really think shyness has held me back a lot. I find it really hard to make friends and really hard to talk to people I don't know well.

    At the weekend I was up at a conference in Dublin and...
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    Watched Boyhood for a second time last night. ...

    Watched Boyhood for a second time last night.

    What a great film, despite it being 3 hours! Think the majority of people could relate to it, especially if you grew up in the last 20 years.
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    Well, if this thread wasn't perfect before, it...

    Well, if this thread wasn't perfect before, it sure is now!
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    She's the Man Because I'm teaching...

    She's the Man


    Because I'm teaching Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to my first years. And because Channing Tatum. Yeah...the first reason is probably just an excuse.
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    Reading Beloved by Toni Morrison at the moment....

    Reading Beloved by Toni Morrison at the moment. So far so good.
  21. Thread: Bad Religion?

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    I'm talking about in this country. And about the...

    I'm talking about in this country. And about the institution. Not about religion in general. I think that here, from my experience, people are religious because they are born into it and because it...
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    I'd ride him anyway

    I'd ride him anyway
  23. Thread: Bad Religion?

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    With regards to institutionalised religions, here...

    With regards to institutionalised religions, here they have done little good. Except for making people feel better about death.
    The Catholic church here in Ireland have raped children, shut women...
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    I'm a sucker for beautifully written prose,...

    I'm a sucker for beautifully written prose, especially when melancholic on top of that.

    Gotta look into more Steinbeck once I finish this. It's funny how preconceived notions of books really hold...
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    Is a 1/10 rating not pure shit? Jusst...

    Is a 1/10 rating not pure shit?


    Jusst watched Match Point. Saw it a few years back too - what a great twist. It's also cool to know Jonathan Rhys Meyers grew up in my village. Which could...
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