Oh holy crap. Would you mind PMing me the "code" for that point chart system you made? I really don't want to be doing all those bolds and whatnots all over again. It's troublesome enough to add the links posted by other people on the first post... Oh, and I found the missing judge: Rekhyt! The list now has six reviewers if Blue Angel is still in. Yay! Two groups, yay!
But midifying that first post all the time... I'm starting to feel like a mini-mof or something xD
I kinda missed writing these super-long VMs that no-one will ever understand because we switch the subject in every paragraph. Highly amusing, old champ. I'd say. (I actually visited England once, and they talked nothing like that. I learned to say one phrase in full-English-English accent because my hostess kept repeating it while on the phone with her friends. 3/4 of the words in that phrase are not allowed on PC, so I can't tell you what it was...)
Why would they do that? They like making up rules. Why would they be admins otherwise? They love power! There are so many rules here to begin with (which, quite frankly, I think is the reason this forum is so damn awesome), so what will one more do? Apparently, however, there was a revolution, seeing how long that limit lasted. I wonder who's really in charge now... Giovanni? Cyrus?
If I remember right, Chainsaw Chanseys were Xanthine's invention. I think it was, but then again, I was wrong last time. This time, though, I could swear it was her. So, I say it was Xanthine.
I took me a while to realize you were talking about those puzzles xD On those gadgets: I loved the one handy little thing that monitored processor usage (or whatever it is in English, I hope you understood :/ ), because I had some slight problems with my Vista back then. Sometimes the processor usage just jumped right up to a 100% and the whole computer was as jammed as it could ever be. It took something like 10 minutes for even the Task Manager to open so I could stop the madness. So, I kept a close eye on that gadget until I gave it away to a good home (good home=oblivion) and shed a tear to its memory. Currency converters are nice... Expecially when I was buying a whole lot of DS games a while back. I bought them all from Amazon, because I got them for so cheap with dollar being so low. It was always fun... "Let's see what my 45$ purcase costs now... Oh, only 30€! How charming!" Thus, I got my Pokémon Diamond for half the price they sell it here. But that was only fair for those suckers. I can't understand why the want to take so much money waya from people who just simply want to own good games!!1111
Wouldn't it be better if minute was 42 seconds and an hour was, say, 54 minutes? That'd mess the whole world, including Americans, in a nice way. Think about the poor kids who just learned to tell the time with an old-school clock, and then the government goes and changes everything. That much for the pride, sonny... Hmm, it could be a part of Obama's plan, actually. You know, to shorten the hour so that people get more money from same amount of working hours. Or something. Man, I should really run for a president...
I don't think I could ever be a fan of that series... I mean, I saw one of the books in a book store the other day and tried reading a bit from the middle. It was so sappy and so Potter-ish and so... I don't know, but it didn't seem to have any sarcasm or any other form of humour in it. Harry Potter books have the Weasleys to save the book if it becomes way too angsty *coughthefiftbookcough*... But, well, I don't really know enough to mock the Twilight series very much. I should read one of those books and then come back to laugh at them.
Yeah, at least here we can't say "blind" or "deaf" or anything like that, it has to be "hearing impaired" or "with limited eyesight" or something like that. Now the deaf people (sorry very much for using the word, but I don't use it as an insult) people have begun to complain about the "hearing impaired", too. I don't know where this world is going... Besides, it's not like they hear what people call them, anyway. xD
Or, maybe I could publish my books with the name An-chan! i've been trying to come up with a pen name (I think an English one would be good, because it's hard to sell books - unless they're dtective stories - with Finnish name in Finland), and wouldn't An-chan be a perfect pen name? You know, people'd be all "what's with that name? I have to read this" and I'd be famous and rich and I could never do anything in my life again. Ah, that's my dream... As for that mansion, a funny image popped in my mind. Imagine a huge mansion with a huge pool outside and a great view to open sea. There's this enormous room with redwood floors and murals and all, and in the middle of that room there'd be two chairs with two people sitting in them and playing DS... xD I think you might have meant real Pokémon fights (seeing that new fic of yours, I believe you're not telling us everything *suspicious look*), but that was the image I first had. And I think we should definiely do it xD
Why stop writing something that's fun just because you're a real author? Heck, I'm never going to stop doodling stereotypical anime girls with school uniforms even if I was to become a world-famous artist. Nor will I stop writing stupid little poems and short stories, even if I never published them. I can just imagine how you'd review a noob's fic and tell the noob you're the author who wrote thisandthat, and the noob would be all "no ur not dont **ck with me im reporting". The only logical reaction to that would be this: ;_;
In Diamond, I encountered a scary fisherman when my Pokémon where about lv 10. I was scared to death when I saw the guy had 7 Pokémon. I soon found out they were all Magicarps and all they could do was Splash. It was an easy fight... I felt a bit bad for those Magicarps, though :<
I'm glad you're alive ^-^
Yeah, I noticed. I'm going to add him soon. I also noticed you said you're not used to your new avvy... Well, me neither xD I almost get startled when I see it. "WHO'S THI- Oh, right."
I wonder how long this VM is. This conversation is getting seriously epic...
Eh, I'm a little less sleepy today, but still tired since I was woken up about five-and-a-half hours into my slumber. Time to continue the craziness.
I wouldn't doubt that a few admins/mods saw VM's like this and thought "that's a lot of clutter. Character limit!" Not sure why they would care so much, but eh *shrugs*
Who was it that started the Chainsaw Chanseys then? I can't really remember too well as that was a while ago, and I am far too lazy to trace it back XD
I actually challenged myself further by setting personal records and trying to beat them. I stopped caring so much when I got my time down below three minutes and haven't really touched it since. The other stuff is quite handy, though. The clock isn't necessary since it's in the taskbar anyway, but it still looks effing awesome. The notepad is useful for jotting ideas down if I'm afraid I'll forget before my notepad application opens. And of course, you can't forget the currency converter. It's fun looking up random amounts of USD and seeing how much that would be in other currencys.
It's kind of funny actually, since our carbonated beverages are measured in ounces and liters whilst other things are measured by gallons and half gallons. We are a strange country o.O
Lmao, I wouldn't be surprised if the US decided to change the way they measure time. Instead of having one minute as sixty seconds, we would probably make it fourty seconds or something. We just like to confuse the rest of the world.
Lol, I already have a pretty good idea of the plot of the book, since I live with a hardcore fan of the series and am engaged to another. I think I could rewrite the entire series with everything they have told me and the ease of writing Sues. I, too, laughed the first time I heard any real synopsis of the books. I kinda just rolled my eyes and said "another Harry Potter-esque story." Funny enough, one of the main characters of the fourth movie ended up playing the main character of Twilight. I still think they should have gone with Daniel Radcliff though. That would have been just too perfect.
Saying "deaf" is insulting? That's rather amusing. I have noticed a lot of groups getting steamed over stuff like that lately though. A coffee house formerly called Beaners, which is like Starbucks, had to change their name because it was supposedly offensive to Mexican Americans. That made me LOL, mostly because any child with an IQ over fifty would know that Beaners was just a reference to the coffee beans and that they were essentially calling their workers beaners. Just some funny stuff going on in the world.
Lol, if I ever hear of some famous Finnish author, then I'm just going to assume it's you and confront you about it over another crazy-long VM. Then I'll demand that you send me an autographed copy of the book and invite me to your mansion so we can have a Pogeymans battle XD And, since I'll be an insanely famous author as well, I'll return the favor. The funny thing is that even if I am a world famous author, I'll probably still be writing Pokemon FanFiction. Maybe some poetry, but I don't know.
If you want to conquer the world, then you'll have to go through me first! I shall rule this earth with my army of Splashing Magikarp! Seriously, Magikarp = win :D
Lol, I haven't tried to stay up more than two nights since that time, which was five years ago, so I think I should be somewhat healthy. Well, except for the fact that I can't sleep well at night, and whenever I do fall asleep, it's never a deep sleep.
Don't worry, I only died for a few hours. I'm alive now though :D
Oh, and IComeAnon6 offered to be a reviewer for the archive. I've read some of his work already and it's really good, so I think he should be added to the list. Whoa, I just realized that he wrote the Gary-Stu parody. I was thinking back to another fic he was writing when I joined the forum.
I'm pretty sure this is exactly why there ever was a character limit... lol, this is seriously starting to crack me up. I don't even know why. I guess I'm getting a tad too tired to think clearly anymore.
Actually, I was under the impression it was Astinus who came up with the Sentret with flamethrowers -thingy. But, when I traced back at FFL (man, that took me long) I noticed it was actually me... I started feeling bad for using the thing all the time, because I felt I had stolen Astinus's joke. And what do you know, it was mine to begin with... That really suprised me, I can tell you!
Oh, I messed with Vista just because I would have thrown my laptop out the window if there had been one more annoyin security "are you sure"-pop-up. I hated those, thus I got rid of them. I was also kind of fond to that clock and the nice little notepad on the sidebar (I also loved the puzzle, but I'm so impatient that I never finished those puzzles. I like jigsaw puzzled and tetris more...), but I had to get rid of them because they were bad for performance. Seriously, if you measured the time it took for the system to actually work after you've pressed the power button, I'd say it was years. Seriously. Decades, possibly. Thus, out you go, sidebar.
A-ha! Now you got it wrong! Here in Europe and also in Asia and I should suppose in Oceania also, we go by kilos and grams and liters instead of punds and ounces and gallons. So, no unity there either. The one time I visited U.S. (my mom's aunt lived close to Boston), I was pretty lost at the grocery store. I had no idea if the tomatoes, for example, were cheap or not, because I didn't have a very good idea of how much a pound actually is. Also, we have the greatest cookbook ever (I think it's called "The Cookbook You Will Use Forever" or something), but I can't bake any brownies or cookies before I google all the amounts of flour and sugar (CUPS?! Oh, dear Loki and Sleipnir and all the gang. Luckily we have a set of real American cups...), the temperature of the oven an all that. One time I got so distracted I found myself thinking "what's 10 minutes in European time?" before I realized what I was thinking, laughed a lot and got back to baking. I like baking. I also like eating the batter or whatever it's called before you put it in the oven.
Oh, dear. I actually want to see that movie, but it'd be mostly because of the lols I'd get from it. I'll have to wait until January anyway, so I might as well illegally download the movie and have my lolz for free. of course, that was just a joke... I doubt that my boyfriend/best friend/husband-to-be will be kind enough to join me and watch the movie. He's not into laughing at bad movies as much as I am. I mean, I'd seriously want to read the first book just to see what's all this fuzz about. However, after reading the plot summary of the last book of that series, I don't know if I want to after all. I suggest you read it too, from Wikipedia. It was like the stereotype of a mary sue story. Really. I'm not kiddin' ya. I laughed. A lot.
Here in Finland, we don't have that many coloured people or whatever the politically correct word is nowadays (like, you can't say deaf because it's offensing. Instead, say "hearing impaired") nor do we have many racists. Finnish people are just incredibly xenofobic. Old people are afraid that the Somalian people take away our jobs and rape our women and rob our shops and beat up old people and whatnot. I've never believed in stuff like that (maybe because we had an immigrant class, one that teaches Finnish to foreign kids, in our school), but too many people do. I think I'm going to move to Japan (yeah, like they're any more open-hearted...) or some other nice place.
I like sooooo totally completed my first fic, and it wasn't even that bad. At least, it better not be bad, because it's been three months or something since I wrote it xD However, I've been, as I said in FFL, writing since I was five or six or something. I better be good. If I'm not, I'm just going to be a depressed housewife instead of an author. No, seriously, I'm going to be the greatest Finnish author there ever was. I'm going to get all my books translated in English and then conquer the world. One day, you'll hear my real name and completely not know it's me, because I never told you my name xD Oh boy, do my visions of the future rock.
I forgot to mention one thing about the movie Twilight, but as I'm too lazy to go back up and find the appropriate place, I'm just going to type it here. I seriously, seriously almost laughed when I saw who played the part of the Garystu-vampire boy. He's so... so... I can't find words for it, but he just really crowns the movie. He looks like a stereotypical modern vampire.
I once played tetris for 10 hours. I was nine back then. This is a completely random note. Well, maybe it's somehow related to you being up five nights. (ARE - WERE YOU INSANE?! Well, so am I, so big deal.)
I'm on a mood that almost begs me to continue that parody of mine. Maybe I should... Then again, I don't feel like I have the energy.
...And, you're still up. Isn't your fiancee worried you might die? Or get a heart attack because your heart is so damn tired? Seriously, now, POB, you should go to sleep. Well, unless you can sleep for the following two days, then it's not a big deal. I guess. At least I'm not going to be responsible if you die!
Lol, bring on the stalkers. If we catch 'em then we can set our Sentrets with flamethrowers and our Chanseys with chainsaws on them XD
I happen to have 2GB of RAM (Yay for graduation gifts!), so I really have no trouble running Vista, it's more a matter of what features are only there to clutter up my screen and what I actually want to have. I did get rid of the sidebar for a while, but the giant customizable clock and the puzzle boxes kind of grew on me. I love a good puzzle, and who can't love a cat-like clock named "Your Mother"?
I'm much too lazy to mess with the security settings in Vista, but the only time I have really had to allow anything is when Avast! updates or I decide to play Frets on Fire or whatnot. Java applications usually require me to press that allow button as well, but I can live with that. Considering I spend most of my time on my computer now either here, writing, or researching for my fictions, I rarely ever run into that security pop-up issue.
I was never really a fan of XP to begin with. The only things I prefer in XP over this is the network controls and stuff like that. I had grown used to messing with network devices in XP, and they changed a lot of stuff in that area when they made Vista. They wanted the network to be more secure for Vista computers, I guess. Still rather annoying, though.
Yes, thank Odin that the character limit has been removed. (Note: I don't really worship Viking Gods, I just enjoy referencing them from time to time XD) It would really suck to have to split each of these posts up to actually keep up with the conversation.
The difference in systems of measurement is quite unfortunate, and also the driving issues. I mean, why can't every country stick to a single standard of measurement for everything instead of confusing the entire world with five different ways to measure the same thing? (exaggeration, but oh well). It makes it particularly hard for people like us who live in completely different parts of the world (well, in terms of continents. We pretty much occupy the same Lattitudes) that have stuck to opposite forms of measurement our entire lives. This problem is only in length and temperature I believe, though. I'm fairly certain that America goes by the SI units for volume and mass (obviously, as I don't think there are other measurements of mass). That is, unless Finland doesn't measure anything by the gallon? I'm a little rusty on my SI st00f considering the last science class I was in was during my Junior year of High School (circa 2006).
I agree. I have aspirations to be a published author someday, and if we are both to become famous, then we need to conspire to publish these before it's too late. Hmm, I wonder how International Copyright Laws work in this case?
In the case of this novel, we should also throw in random allusions to a vampire boy falling in love with a human girl (LOL!) The funny thing about that, though, is that I actually went to see the movie this past weekend with my sister and fiance. And, it pains me to say this, it was okay. However, I thought that if they were to use a character from Harry Potter, than it should have been Daniel Radcliff instead of the guy that played Cedric Diggory. I just couldn't help but make jokes about him the entire movie.
One example of such a joke was in a serious part of the movie. Edward had told Bella that she should just go, and they had argued about that for a time, then he says to her, all serious, "Where would I go?" This, of course, was followed by a response from me that was along the lines of "You could go to Hogwarts." My fiance had a hard time stiffling a giggle when I made that remark.
Ahhhh!!!!! Conspiracy! Conspiracy! I think they actually proved the link between the twin tower attacks: the time of the day, the date of the attacks, and the Emergency number of the US. I mean, doesn't that seem like waaaayyy too many coincidences to occur in one terrorism attack?
Another thing about conspiracy theorys: a (former) friend of mine seems convinced that the US presidential election was a set up to assassinate Barrack Obama and, I quote, "show those [African American's] there place!" (I replaced a much harsher word with African American because I find the other word way too offensive and am uncomfortable even quoting it.) He even went so far as to suggest that John McCain is a member of the Ku Klux Klan and lost the election on purpose. He then tried to shove his intolerant views on me, which was that African Americans are an "inferior" race. I rejected this philosophy, however, and I haven't talked to him since.
Mine actually just did the update request again. I set mine to go off in every hour in hopes that I will have crashed by then, but so far no luck. Oh well, should happen soon.
I actually don't consume too much caffeine anymore, to be honest. I don't drink energy drinks at all, and I only drink soft drinks with light amounts of caffeine. I really don't know what is messing with my sleep >=[ And don't worry too much; I have no plans of dying until I publish at least six books. Maybe seven. Seven sounds like a good number. Of course, I could just go up to 666 books and quit there XD
So far, the only fic I have finished was that One-Shot, but that doesn't really count. The first fiction I ever wrote was a Pokemorph fiction in fourth grade that was extremely generic and, to be honest, stupid. I have no idea what possessed me to even think I could get away with writing that.
The second fic I ever wrote was a generic, extremely cliched OT where the main character started off in Kanto along with his cousin (I used both mine and my cousins names for the main characters, actually) and basically followed the paths of the games. It was poorly written, however, and involved the capturing of several legendary Pokemon, the worst of which was an Entei in chapter three, before I discontinued it because of the death of my cousin. I discontinued it after probably seven or eight chapters, and couldn't bring myself to write any more in it after my cousin died.
The third fic I wrote is actually the Fall of Light. I took quite a break between that OT fic and this one. It started off pretty bad, actually, but I have revised it several times to fix many, many obvious errors. I'm still not satisfied, but I'm going to wait to do a complete revision until I have finished it.
My One-shot was next, followed several months later by a fiction I wrote only a prologue of in September I think and haven't updated since, and Affliction soon followed. I plan on rotating through them to keep them all updated regularly, however, so that none get too neglected. Next up is Apocolypse XD
I actually forgot that you asked me about the parody. I'm still chugging along at that. Still stalking PFF regulars and memorable writers to figure out how to best portray them. I have done little more than take notes so far, and will probably start characterizing people pretty soon. I had thought that the parody would be done by now, but I guess I set too short of a time limit on myself.
As for staying up late, I have survived five nights in a row playing an online game. This was sixth grade, mind you, and the best I have done since is two nights, probably around 50 hours. Yeah, I'm a little insane XD
They just keep ketting longer! Well, now there isn't the hazard of someone stalking our conversation, because it's just too long to interest anyone xD We so totally rule PC. Totally.
When I first started using Vista, I was pretty much furious all the time. My laptop has only 1GB of memory and that's precisely the amount Vista needs to perform correctly. Thus, when I began using this crappy OS, it was slow and annoying and just made me lose my temper all the time. Then, I practically disabled all "vista"-features: I stopped using transparent Aero, I took away half of the overly protective security system (Are you sure you want to run Sims2.exe? We here at Microsoft don't know EA games and thus think this might be harmful to you. Please start playing games produced by Microsoft. Are you still sure? Yes/No) and the side bar. Now this works just great and I'm already more in love with this than I was with XP. For some reason, though, I prefer writing with Ubuntu. I wonder why that is?
By the way, thank god that character limit was removed. I hated it. Besides, this wouldn't be possible if it was still excistent.
Yes, well, you people in USA are so hard-headed. Although, so are the Brits: why can't they drive on the same side all the other people do? That goes for Australia and Japan as well. But I think the most important thing is the conflict of inches and feet and centimeters and meters. I, for example, have no idea how tall I am in feet and inches. So, I have to use our friend Google to find out every time, because I can't remember something that is so irrelevant in my everyday life. Oh, and if I was driving on an American highway, I'd have no idea how long I still have to drive. Not that I could drive or even get the driver's license very soon, but anyway. Actually, I could get it already. Awesome.
Let's face it: you and I, POB, we're both gonna be big names some day. We're gonna be the most awesomest writers ever, mind you, and when we are, this would sell well. And, also, if we're famous, some tabloid journalist is going to find this conversation and publish it. So, it's best that we make a book out of it in advance!
The emergency number in Finland is 112. So, it's not the same. Because our number is smaller than yours, we have two days to celebrate the excistence of emergency number: 2/11 and 12/1 (of course, in Finland we write it this way: 11.2 and 1.12, which makes a lot more sense if you think about that number and all). You only have 9.11 if we write it our way and 9/11 if your way, but that's also two. Oh, bummer. Also, I believe I just revealed a conspiracy. Man, I so totally rule!
Oohhhhh, I hate those updates, too. "Windows will reboot now. You wanna do it later?" and ten minutes after that it does it again. Oh, yippee for Windows.
I think we're covered. My mom's cousin (born, raised and living in USA) worked at Microsoft for a long time, so maybe he can cover us. He quitted a while ago, though, and went to work for Pixar.
Don't die, POB. Don't die. That'd not be nice. Not at all nice, I tell you. Oh, and by the way... Have you concidered the possibility that caffeine is causing your inability to sleep? xD I know, I know, I just had to say that with your remark of caffeine and all. I just had to. Sry.
Finishing a fic is AWESOME. Really. I can promise you that. It's the most jubilant feeling ever, but with a tad of sadness just because it's over. Go for it, I know you'll finish that fic! GO FOR IT! KANBATTE!!! (e-Japanese!!!1 Wheeeeeee!) Oh, I'm also slightly tired... I guess it doesn't show, right?
Also, you very slyly ignored my mention about your parody... I'm not pressuring you or anything, I was just curious. Besides, I have this awsome-ish idea for a parody but I'll have to see yours first so that I don't end up writing something like it. I doubt I would write something like it, though, because you suprise me quite often.
Edit: Holy crap, you're still awake?! I can be up really late (8AM is my personal record if you count out the one night I didn't sleep at all), but sheesh, you're really... AWAKE!
Eh, still alive so far. I'll probably crash pretty soon though, as I ran out of any beverage containing any amount of caffeine hours ago.
I have heard plenty good about Opera, but I have also heard that the interface is quite different from IE or Firefox. I'll download it and experiment until I either get the hang of it or get tired of it, but I still would prefer Firefox :(
As far as I've seen, it's possible. It takes a little bit of work and the patience to endure several possible reinstallations until you do it right, but the outcome is worth it. At one point I have XP, Vista, and Ubuntu dual-booting on my laptop. I ended up messing it up, however, and had to reinstall them again. I decided that I didn't care much for XP anymore at that point and only reinstalled Vista and Ubuntu.
Vista works fine if you have the corporate edition like I have. Sure, the security is a little ridiculous, but they wanted to make sure that unsigned programs had a harder time accessing your computer without your permission. As long as you take the time to learn how to get around the security features (or not to accidentally bypass them, for that matter) then it becomes a lot easier to use.
I'm a little surprised that the U.S. hasn't switched over to the SI system yet. Just about every other major country in the world is doing it, so we should at least conform in that way. Seriously, would it be that much harder to measure in centimeters or celsius? However, I must admit that the origin of the "foot" is quite interesting. Some British king (I forgot which one, and I think he was British) commanded that the standard unit of length would be one third of the length of his arm, which measured to be thirty-six inches. So that thirty-six divided by three equals twelve (obviously), which set the unit of length to that. My history lesson of the day, I guess.
Yeah, I think we should write a novel based on our VM's. Each message could be one chapter XD We could call it An-chan and POB: Behind the Scenes or something like that.
Lol, if we were to write a novel based on our VM's then it would have to include the source of the humour behind the "by the ways", or at least a reference to it in some way XD This would be with the permission of the girl that wrote those storys, of course (by the way, I hear she writes Star Wars pairings and whatnot now? :o)
Yeah, it's now about 7:20 at my time of typing this sentence. 7:21, to be exact. Our number for emergency is quite easy actually; it's just 911. I wonder, is the number in Finland the same, or is it different?
Gahh, Windows keeps wanting to update. Blast you, Microsoft! *shakes fist into the air angrily.* I don't think we should include that in the novel. The Microsoft evil cyborg-monkeys will hunt and kill us if we do.
I, too, hope that I get over this insomnia. I have only been able to sleep well one night in the past three weeks, and I was up north at the time. Well, further north than I live anyway, which is actually in more of southern Michigan than northern. Lol, random, redundant tangent that had no real point. I am definitely tired.
But yeah, if I don't answer or appear inactive, then I probably just crashed. It's about my body's self-proclaimed bed time anyway (why, body, why!?!) Just gotta see if anyone has reviewed my latest chapter yet. I'm actually very anxious about that, considering it's the first chapter I have posted in that fiction since June =\
But, hey, at least I'm active on that one again and am that much closer to finishing it :D
Get Opera. Opera rulz. It works for me, at least... And the lazy bum I am, I just love the mouse gestures. They're epic win. Seriously.
Ohh, so it is possible. And I even asked this from the shop I bought my laptop from. I'd use Linux, but it doesn't run my games, so no can do. Thus, I thought I'd install XP with the Vista this laptop already had and then I'd use them side by side. The person I asked this from said that it's not possible, so I gave up and settled for Vista. Later on, I realised that it was the best way to go anyway: it's pretty damn troublesome to try and reach the files from the other Windows. Or, that's as far as it goes Linux and Windows: you can see all the files with Linux but not the files in Linux with Windows. Well, without doing some serious hacking, that is.
Oh, and just to be annoying: the pages we use are 21 cm x 29 cm. See, I don't use inches, so it's annoying for you. Mwahahaha... We should standardize all these systems or there'll be an apocalypse just because of Kelvin and Celsius and Fahreheit degrees getting mixed up and exploding everything. Seriously, I practically have no idea what people are talking about when they say it's 60 F outside. As far as I know, 60 is pretty damn hot. As in Sahara hot.
We can soon publish a novel out of our VM conversation these posts are getting so long!
By the way, (ohhhh that still cracks me up) I don't think you should feel bad about that post you wrote in FFL. You shouldn't be afraid to tell people what you think (as long as it's not flaming) and frankly, I think it was still a bit unfair from (tell me, what preposition should I use in this case? I don't really know...) her to do a post like that. I felt somewhat bad after reading it... After all, she is our god, in a way. Don't feel bad. Let's all not feel bad ^-^''
Also, if my calculations are correct, it's more like 6 or 7AM there. I mean, are you all right? You seem perfectly sane, but I can never know when you'll suddently collapse on your keyboard because of a heart attack and I can't call an ambulance because I don't know where you live, I don't know where to call and I don't know when you'll collapse chances are you've already gone to sleep while I write this, though. That'd be a bummer, because I find this conversation highly amusing.
What the heck, though. This is the Internet; we can continue talking about thisandthat whenever. I just hope you get over your insomnia fast enough not to die or something.
I'm sure you won't always be a n00b with grammar. I mean, you're progressing well enough already. It's really just a matter of time with that aspect of English.
Actually, I was using Windows, but I had already partitioned my hard disk before it had crashed, so I had an empty partition I had previously planned to use for Linux (more precisely, knoppix at the time), and I hoped that just using that partition would allow me to recover my files. Sadly, it did not work. So (most of) everything is lost forever ;_;
As for two different Windows OS's being on the same hard disk, that is perfectly possible as far as I have seen. I've dual-booted XP and Vista on one hard disk without any trouble. I think you just have to partition the drive before installing the second OS (whichever that may be.) Also, when I installed Windows again, a boot menu would appear asking me which Windows version I wanted to boot. Whenever I chose the corrupted one, however, it still had the same error. I was supposed to be able to fix it, but I guess Windows doesn't like to be fixed since it wouldn't rewrite the data it was missing.
Ooooohhhhhh. I see why Astinus was unusually harsh the other day. I feel a lot of sympathy for her now. I know how much it sucks to lose so much stuff that took you a long time to get. I feel even worse about my post in the FFL now...
I'm not entirely sure about the size pages we use. I think it's like 8.5" x 11.5" or something. Not entirely sure about the 11.5" though. That may require a bit of research. To the Googlemobile! (Yeah, cheesey I know.)
I can't even run Firefox on my computer. It keeps saying something like "That process is already running" whenever I try to open it. I've tried a clean install and everything, too. I've even looked at my process list, but it's NOT THERE! So I'm stuck with IE for the time being, which works alright as long as I don't get any viruses. And I have Avast! making sure I stay virus-free :D