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7 years ago @ The Toast - Please Don't Forget To... · 0 replies · +17 points

Except... Buffy the Vampire Slayer; "Fear, Itself". Anya and the bunny costume! Giles in a sombrero with a chainsaw!

Giles: "Don't taunt the fear demon."
Xander: "Why? Can he hurt me? ?"
Giles: "No, it's just tacky."

7 years ago @ The Toast - Fictional Characters W... · 3 replies · +79 points

Voldemort might not have found Neville because Snape wouldn't have told him out of an excess of jealousy over Alice Longbottom..

7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +20 points

I think Kotaku and some of the other sites aren't commenting on it because anytime someone does, the writer ends up targeted by the GGers. I follow a tech writer on Consumerist who used to write for Kotaku, and she explicitly said she won't comment on GG because she can't risk her job or the personal disruption that would result.

I bet these other sites would comment, but don't want to put their staff (or advertising income) at risk.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have a pair of adorable black Pikolinos ankle boots that were under $100, I think, from The quality is great and they're very comfortable. I like them so much, in fact, that I bought a similar pair of knee-high boots from them.

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Toast Is A Busines... · 4 replies · +13 points

oh noes I'm outside the target demographic!

Getting old kinda sucks, ladies. Except for the awesome parts, I mean. And for being alive, also good. But not the part where advertisers and employers and bartenders think I'm invisible. That part's not so great.

7 years ago @ The Toast - A Disrupter, Interviewed · 1 reply · +7 points

Some of us are turning 50 in (counts on fingers) three months!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +4 points

I don't understand why that "prank" isn't sexual assault. It's battery, anyway: he touched her without consent, in an offensive way. Boom. Battery.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +1 points

Try The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Patterson (who is really Sarah Monette). It is lovely and soothing and hopeful. It only came out six months ago, and I've already read it twice. Such a great book.

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Best Sentences In ... · 1 reply · +10 points

Every year there's a new edition of Accidents in North American Mountaineering. It's less amusingly worded than this book, but oh, the myriad ways we manage to kill ourselves in the mountains.

Also, my brother spent a summer doing climber rescue in Yosemite. The worst part was apparently doing the accident cleanup afterwards, when they had to go find the... bits... of people on the granite cliffs, and collect them. Sometimes they had to compete with yellow-jackets. Ewwww.