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7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Fifth ... · 1 reply · +27 points

Except when those shenanigans involve summoning a dragon.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wizard's H... · 4 replies · +5 points

(GWP) Aty, Avgn'f pbairefngvbaf jvgu gur cynargf (ubj vf gung n fragrapr gung znxrf frafr) ner zl nofbyhgr snibevgr cneg bs gur obbx. Yvxr, gur erfg bs vg vf terng (Zrueanm!) ohg gubfr fprarf ner ba nabgure yriry ragveryl. V pna'g jnvg :Q:Q:Q

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wizard's H... · 0 replies · +12 points

Well, lawnmowers don't actually kill grass, they just trim it a bit - Filif probably thinks of it as giving the grass a haircut :P

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wizard's H... · 0 replies · +5 points

Salisbury steak! That's what it was called! I was trying to remember the name, because I remember loathing it with the fire of a thousand suns :P (I think it was more to do with the sauce it was cooked in than the meat itself? Anyway I'm glad somebody liked it, because I sure didn't!) The cookies, though, that they had in the middle and high schools - those were amazing :D I don't remember grilled cheese at all though. Sounds like that's a good thing.

(Also a PUSD kid here! Small world :D )

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 2 replies · +23 points

Garnet is probably a sexual fusion since Ruby and Sapphire clearly have a romantic relationship

Friendly reminder that "romantic" and "sexual" are not the same thing.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +15 points

Ships also have a way of making things clear to me that I might never have understood on my own.

I was going to say something more or less exactly this and you went ahead and said it way better, so high five to you! Also ace here, and not autistic but very socially anxious, and I find it way easier to understand my friends' relationships if I imagine them in terms of a similar fictional relationship and then apply that understanding to the real people involved (obviously correcting for the differences between real life people and the fictional characters I like to think about). I also managed to figure out a great deal of what I want in a relationship by taking a good hard look at the kinds of relationships I liked to imagine my OTPs having. So I guess my brain finds it easier to handle fictional characters than actual people? A psychologist would probably have a field day with that but it's working pretty well for me - and I really love to see Peridot working things out in a similar way.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Last C... · 0 replies · +4 points

Another USian here (Californian now living in the Northeast) who uses it with some regularity - usually when someone's apologizing for having bumped into me or some similar situation.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +5 points

I'm just wondering why the hell the mouse didn't bite Onion - it was in his mouth for a really long time and I can't imagine it liked that very much. And if a mouse is unhappy and there's a convenient human to bite, it's sure as hell going to try to bite it.

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe it did bite Onion and and he just wasn't bothered. I could actually see that.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +10 points

Everything you just said. I wish I could give you more upvotes.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 2 replies · +19 points

(s1 spoilers) Pna jr whfg gnyx nobhg gur synjyrff sberfunqbjvat va guvf rcvfbqr? V zrna, Tnearg'f ernpgvba gb Fgribaavr vf cresrpg, ohg V'z guvaxvat nobhg ure yvar rneyvre, jura Crney naq Nzrgulfg ner fnlvat gung shfvba vf qvssvphyg naq Tnearg whfg yrnaf onpx naq fnlf "Abg sbe zr"...jryy, xabjvat gung fur *vf* n shfvba, gung znxrf cresrpg frafr, fur'f tbg yvgrenyyl gubhfnaqf bs lrnef bs cenpgvpr. Ohg ba n svefg jngpu, jura lbh qba'g xabj jung fur vf naq sbe nyy lbh xabj fur'f n erthyne ha-shfrq trz, gung yvar fgvyy znxrf cresrpg frafr, orpnhfr jr'ir unq n jubyr frnfba bs Tnearg orvat rkgerzryl pbasvqrag naq onqnff naq vg'f gbgnyyl va punenpgre sbe ure. Vg'f whfg rira zber va punenpgre bapr lbh xabj fur'f n shfvba.

Onfvpnyyl vg'f gur fbeg bs guvat gung jbhyqa'g envfr nalbar'f fhfcvpvbaf (ng yrnfg vg qvqa'g sbe zr) ohg bapr lbh xabj gur terngre pbagrkg, ubyl fuvg.