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by MithLuin
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: A question for Presbyterians...
Replies: 14
Views: 12921

In the Catholic mass, the penitential rite generally takes the form: I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and what I have failed to do. I ask blessed Mary ever virgin, the angels an...
by MithLuin
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Speciation marches on...
Replies: 67
Views: 21756

It would also be unfair to claim that only those who are attempting to disprove or discount or disregard evolution use the distinction between 'microevolution' and 'macroevolution' - you can find those terms in standard biology textbooks (and I'm not referring to texts written by creationists). Micr...
by MithLuin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 576905

Funny, I had the opposite experience. I was there for all the really early discussions before Fellowship and I left just before it came out cause of the ridiculous (to me...) Purist vs Revisionist stuff. You would not believe how many pages of vitriol there was over stuff that never even ended up o...
by MithLuin
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Ban on Gay Men's Blood
Replies: 68
Views: 20528

Most risk factors (as calculated by groups such as the CDC) aren't as interested in the specifics of your situation, but about whether or not you belong to a high risk group. Meaning, if you know the needle used for your tattoo was sterile and never punctured anyone else...that doesn't mean you get ...
by MithLuin
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Ban on Gay Men's Blood
Replies: 68
Views: 20528

Original thread topic I was curious what the risk of contracting HIV from a blood donation was these days - it's one in two million. As Anthy 's story amply demonstrates, if you are that one...it sucks. The main group that is saying they don't want the ban removed without sufficient research is the...
by MithLuin
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Japanese Election
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Gotcha. I'm pretty sure I don't want to know. ;)

I guess it's always easier to point out flaws in the other guy, though. I'm pretty sure humans spend a lot of time destroying each others' dignity worldwide.
by MithLuin
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Japanese Election
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Well, yes. But on the other hand, Japanese culture puts a great emphasis on showing respect for other people with all of that ritual bowing and use of honorifics and such. So, externally, at least.... I don't know if you're referring to hentai in general or lolicon in particular, but either way, I d...
by MithLuin
Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Anime
Replies: 181
Views: 97568

Wow, those look really difficult to walk in, but you did a great job! The platform shoes were crazy, though.... I really liked the African print one; you can tell she knows quite a bit about kimonos ;).

Thanks for sharing :).
by MithLuin
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel's attack on aid convoy
Replies: 19
Views: 8417

Still, I think in any event involving Israel, people mostly formed their opinions long ago. Not quite so long ago as WWII, maybe, but still, that's there. Being sensitive to that is probably a good thing. Though, unless you're a lot older than I think, you weren't even alive during WWII, Nin - so ho...
by MithLuin
Mon May 31, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Ban on Gay Men's Blood
Replies: 68
Views: 20528

While hospice decisions can be made by the patient, they are more often made by the family. It's a difficult position to be in, to say, 'no, don't treat my loved one - just let them die.' Obviously, no one words it so harshly, but that is essentially what families are asked to consider. Ultimately, ...
by MithLuin
Sun May 30, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Ban on Gay Men's Blood
Replies: 68
Views: 20528

Morphine can certainly achieve the goal of a quick death. There are forms of "hospice" that consist of 'give the patient morphine in such high doses that he/she is dead in less than a week.' It's legal in most places, because you are simply managing the pain, and the death is a...side effe...
by MithLuin
Sat May 29, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Ban on Gay Men's Blood
Replies: 68
Views: 20528

Prion diseases are evil. :cry:
by MithLuin
Thu May 27, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Best single scene in film
Replies: 59
Views: 20544

I was recently reminded of this scene:

The pirate wedding from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The first movie, overall, was better, but this scene needs to be nominated for something - it's awesome!
by MithLuin
Thu May 20, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Best single scene in film
Replies: 59
Views: 20544

A fun scene from the Karate Kid: Show me 'Sand the Floor' Part of me thought I only appreciated the 'underdog wins the game/fight/tournament' in this movie because I hadn't seen the whole slew of kids sport movies that came after it. But, this was never about winning the tournament, so even though t...
by MithLuin
Tue May 18, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Best single scene in film
Replies: 59
Views: 20544

Ax , I'd like to nominate another 'best chase scene not involving vehicles' (unless horses count as vehicles): Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid It's 9 1/2 min, but I guess it can count as a single scene. Chases take longer when you're not driving cars ;). The final 3 min., if you don't want the b...
by MithLuin
Mon May 17, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music
Replies: 78
Views: 50080

Festival was fun :). I've confirmed that I prefer the fast songs, but then, that wasn't much of a surprise. Hehe, though I did notice that I tend to like the music better than the lyrics, so that might have something to do with it! A bit of a disappointment that this was a lawnchair-only crowd, so v...
by MithLuin
Sat May 15, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music
Replies: 78
Views: 50080

There is a lot of Irish influence in Bluegrass/Appalachian music, certainly :) The third song I linked was a sea shanty.
by MithLuin
Sat May 15, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music
Replies: 78
Views: 50080

by MithLuin
Fri May 14, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Bluegrass & Appalachian folk music
Replies: 78
Views: 50080

This seemed as good a place as any to announce that I'll get to see Allison Krause and Union Station live this weekend. It'll be my first bluegrass festival. I'm excited! :D
by MithLuin
Fri May 14, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: What's allowable in Advertising? (and related issues)
Replies: 167
Views: 36267

River wrote:Can you reduce them to quivering blobs of jelly with your voice? That's so unnerving.
No. I'm actually not all that intimidating of a teacher. But you do learn to give disapproving looks because that doesn't interrupt the flow of what people are saying.