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BABY! JOHN BABY! *Ehem* I mean, guys, the BIG news...
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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS JOHN AND THE YETI!!!Secondly, what can we do, as a Nerdfighting community, to celebrate this monumentus occasion??My recomendation - a birthday-esque sending of…Continue

Tags: Congratulations, Party, Baby, Yeti, John

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive-φ-Davidson Ex-NM Jan 9, 2010.

 

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"Hey There! Turns out I am free all day on July 4th, so just let me know when you'd like to chat!"
Jun 28, 2012
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"Do it! Send me a PM, we'll meet up for afternoon tea at the Ritz. :p"
May 20, 2012
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"So flight cOmplications have arisen...I mean we're still tryin to figure everything out, but I'm tempted to just get myself to Europe and find way to London XD"
May 16, 2012
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"Oh, I'm not sure if you're familiar with a movie called The Avengers? I mean, I recommend you go see it XD Though seriously we should Skype after you get the chance to see it! "
May 4, 2012
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"for** the fact that it’s like “let’s post everything you ever did!” Not that the old layout didn’t do that, it just made it harder to find. I’m not sure why it won’t let you see my tumblr? The link is…"
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"Evening! Yeah, sorry about that…guess with late evenings comes lack of coherency/insane typing abilities. I’ll reply to this just so you have a little something to read when you get back from gallivanting about the countryside! With an…"
Apr 28, 2012
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"**Nerdfighteria, cool TV shows…polos, I guess…I’d be up for watching an Indiana Jones film! And Cookie Dough as in Ben & Jerry’s. I tried so many new flavours in Mallorca, but it’s still the best by some way. How…"
Apr 27, 2012
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"Hello hen!Wow, a three-pager! Let’s see if I can reply to all this before I go to Ashburnham tomorrow. I’ll be back on Sunday night and, don’t worry; I’ll take lots of pictures of the Austin country house for you. I’ve…"
Apr 27, 2012
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"PART THREE (Welcome to extreme ramblings? Just blame it on the Ning)  Oh, that’s so wonderful I manage to make it in the next year, but do you think people in 1829 would be able to handle the concept of S’mores? I’m sure…"
Apr 25, 2012
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"PART TWO in between. (The Ning has been terrible about cutting off text, grrr) Tumblr, well, goodness. How do I explain it? A merging of fandoms? It’s a blog, really. But a majority of it is fangirls, I will say that. To be honest I feel like…"
Apr 25, 2012
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"Evening Mister! Life goes pretty well, increasingly ever so busy but slowly having an extreme amount of procrastination for the same reason. Glad to hear you’re feeling much better, sadly the weather here has grown rainier so instead of doing…"
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"Hey There! I'll get to a proper reply in a bit, but Skype tomorrow works for me, does around 5/6 GMT work for you? "
Apr 22, 2012
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"PART 2   If you read this in time, do you want to do Monday/Tuesday this week? Only I’ll be away next weekend (Ashburnham, YAY!) and we’ve got a German exchange student living with us Wednesday onwards, so I can’t guarantee…"
Apr 22, 2012
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"Hey hen, how goes life? Well, no need to worry – I’m now flu free, although this week has been pretty awful. Wednesday/Thursday, I was still sleeping 20 hours a day, so…yeah. Not fun. Still, holiday was good, so it was totally…"
Apr 22, 2012
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"Music Recommendation: Because Apparently the Ning decided to be a jerk tonight regarding posting and cut off things...Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters XD"
Apr 17, 2012
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"PART TWO:  I will certainly try to arrange it so that I can lasso a cow next time we Skype, seeing as that is apparently an American thing to do XD I sadly don’t have any NY Style bagels around, but you’ll have to get some when you…"
Apr 17, 2012

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
You remember that time The Doctor, Harry Potter and Sherlock had a baby? Hi.
About Me:
I'm...me. =S

22 year old history graduate, and a proud Alumni of Kent Uni!
As much as I like to resist, be gruff and reserved on the outside, within lies pure Nerdfighter...and intestines and stuff. Which are useful.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books - All Tolkien / HARRY POTTER / The Matthew Shardlake books by CJ Sansom / Lamb by Christopher Moore / JOHN GREEN!! I could go on...

Movies - FAR too many (I review films in my spare time) Worth a mention might be Jackson's LOTR, The Nolan Batman films and Order of the Phoenix.

Music - I love the folk group Oysterband...other than that, I tend to like to individual songs rather than bands, so we'd be here all day.

and More - Sci-fi shows are my bread & butter. Deep Space Nine, Firefly etc... Oh, and I love Fallout 3 & New Vegas...alas, we don't see that level of awesome in everyday life.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Random hair gunk
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Stephen Fry
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
July, 2007
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Daft Frenchists Tremble Before Armies

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At 11:01am on June 28, 2012, Jess L said…

Hey There! Turns out I am free all day on July 4th, so just let me know when you'd like to chat!

At 4:51pm on May 16, 2012, Jess L said…
So flight cOmplications have arisen...I mean we're still tryin to figure everything out, but I'm tempted to just get myself to Europe and find way to London XD
At 1:25am on May 4, 2012, Jess L said…

Oh, I'm not sure if you're familiar with a movie called The Avengers? I mean, I recommend you go see it XD Though seriously we should Skype after you get the chance to see it! 

At 7:01pm on April 28, 2012, Jess L said…

for** the fact that it’s like “let’s post everything you ever did!” Not that the old layout didn’t do that, it just made it harder to find. I’m not sure why it won’t let you see my tumblr? The link is thedowagercountess.tumblr.com, and if you were given the link I’d expect you to click it, because what would you do otherwise? Not click it? XD I think my friends and I are doing a Marvel Marathon the day before/attending the Midnight premiere. Well, we already know it’s going to be awesome, that’s a given! Though in all seriousness I have heard really good things about it, so that’s a plus :D

As far as Skyping goes, I can do Tuesday if it’s at like 3/4 pm GMT. While it would be morning for me, I’d get up since it wouldn’t be that early. It’s just I have exams from pretty much 6pm-1am GMT. Granted I’m only actually taking 1 exam out of 3 that day, the others are just meetings of the class. Hope the German Exchange Student is an interesting fellow/enjoying good ol’ Britannia!

And with that, I’m off, hope we can set up a time to chat next week, I'm honestly not sure what is up with the Ning cutting comments in like, half D:

At 7:00pm on April 28, 2012, Jess L said…

Evening!

Yeah, sorry about that…guess with late evenings comes lack of coherency/insane typing abilities. I’ll reply to this just so you have a little something to read when you get back from gallivanting about the countryside! With an Avengers break, of course! Though no nearly getting blown up by fireworks, as that would be ill advised.

I’m in a procrastination mood because this past week with projects and papers was really stressful, so at the moment the last thing I want to do is study/revise for exams. Thankfully I’ve only got two this week! Quite convenient and always a plus. Still, glad to hear that things are going well on the writer side and it’s perfectly understandable about having it becoming all consuming. I would like to think I can get that way with reading, but sadly I haven’t had much time for it. Hopefully over the summer I’ll be slowly going through my bookcase/collection I’ve acquired. Don’t worry about the sparse Ning replies, I’ve been in crazy-ish study mode as of recent so it all works out.

I would be shocked if you were writing a show and didn’t put any Firefly references, especially with the premise of the show! XD I’ll be sending writer thoughts your way as I am currently searching for a job, since one that I applied for filled up their applicant spots. Oh well, just back to square one I guess. Just noticed BBC America has summer internship openings down in NYC…hmmmm.

 I’m sure I’ll manage to avoid getting sick, seeing as what you had sounded pretty miserable. As far as images of Sarajevo, I’m not surprised seeing as it’s the 20th anniversary of the civil war there. Additionally, it’s a country overtaken by violence.  

Oh trust me, if I could manage to get over to the UK I would! And don’t remind me! XP Find myself among the halls of the National Gallery again, catch a show in the West End and buy several pairs of wonderful shoes ^_^ Then possible spend a day or two at the Louvre, which I do realize it would require travel to Paris, but still I’d love to see all those paintings again. If only, if only…! Thankfully travel around Europe is not too terrible as far as traveling to different countries, so I’d be able to get to both countries in no time! Just didn’t work out this time round because of group tickets/lack of money.

I sorta give her props for showing up at his house seeing as she was only 12, but still a little bit on borderline stalking? Guess that’s what comes with celebrity status. That would be very bizarre if my friend was Matt Smith in disguise, quite a mindgame for sure!

I’ll PM you a address, I might have you wait to send it since I’m moving into a new house in June/won’t be around for half of May. So that’ll give you a little more time to find some stuff to send, as I do as well! As far as the baseball bat goes, a sword is very much so cooler, I’ve got my foil in my room. Sadly the most damage it can do is bruise, but then again it can also be pretty painful XD

That quote does sound relatable to American traveling, and sadly I don’t think it’s in the cards this year to go on a roadtrip. Soon, though, Soon. I can’t say I’m familiar with who Joshua Graham is though? Possibly Fallout Reference? Ah, yes it is. Once again, it seems my nerd senses were off! Still I want to go hiking out west to have a campfire under the stars, and also drive along the West Coast. Maybe go up into Canada/British Columbia. And no, if I do go to Canada, I don’t think I’ll be running into any Mounties running away from murder charges XD

Nothing more classic than a Simpsons horror movie spoof, I actually saw a guy watching CotC today, made me chuckle. I’ll have to look up that parody for sure since I loved it when they did The Shining, which I have coincidentally have not seen still. Seems like every time I turn around there’s one more movie I need to watch.

I honestly don’t mind Timeline all that much, except f

At 12:03am on April 25, 2012, Jess L said…

PART THREE (Welcome to extreme ramblings? Just blame it on the Ning) 

Oh, that’s so wonderful I manage to make it in the next year, but do you think people in 1829 would be able to handle the concept of S’mores? I’m sure they’d enjoy it but still find it a little odd. To think, S’mores with Cadbury, or if you really want to feel free to break into that Hershey’s bar XD

Yes, yes, Patrick Stewart/Charles Xavier has died. Gosh it was just so sad because although Prof X and Magneto were technically enemies, they never forgot that they began as true friends. It’s just so sad when Magneto goes “Charles Xavier has done more for mutants than you will ever know since before you were born!” or something of the sort. I honestly know Kelsey Grammar as Fraiser, a popular American Seattle based Sitcom in like the 90’s/00’s. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Friends? It’s pretty much just like a slightly more intelligent but condescending version of that show.

I honestly just want to go to these sort of things so I can find people who can freak out about shows and stuff the way I love to! Granted I realize that there are those out there nerdier than me, but still I would love to go and see all the different cosplays and stuff, especially the amazing TARDIS dresses that girls make :D I’m such a sucker for nice clothes and ensembles, especially nerdy ones it’s not even funny. But I certainly know the feeling of wanting to spend time with people that will catch subtle quote references and such.

Well, Funny you should mention it, because it is that quote from which the title of the book is derived. As respect for your waiting to discuss Avengers, I will refrain from discussing TFiOS plot points, but for the love of all things Nerdfighter, get yourself a copy! I would send you mine however a friend is borrowing it and I want to keep it for myself…I was not a Nerdfighter when Esther Earl passed away, but I do recognize that it impacted the entire community, and I feel that Hazel is largely developed after her. I will say that brace yourself for an emotional read. Yet despite the sadness, it’s still a really good book :D

Well, with that I must be off, try and get more than 5 hours of sleep since that would be beneficial, right? I’ll end with today’s song recommendation of a classic Jamie Cullum tune.

At 12:01am on April 25, 2012, Jess L said…

PART TWO

in between. (The Ning has been terrible about cutting off text, grrr)

Tumblr, well, goodness. How do I explain it? A merging of fandoms? It’s a blog, really. But a majority of it is fangirls, I will say that. To be honest I feel like my tumblr is the side of me that is a little bit crazier, but actually, who am I kidding? We’re both self-proclaimed nerds XD I will say that it can be addicting, like legitimately. Feel free to check out mine here.

What is this, primary/grade school? XP I haven’t heard that rhyme in ages! But The Avengers is already out in New Zealand at this point, those jerks. Still, I don’t have the means to travel and end up causing physical harm, so don’t worry. You’ll be safe…for now mwa ha ha. Ya know, I figured I’d see it once I got back from Europe, that sound good? Just kidding, hopefully I’ll be able to get to a Midnight premiere of some sort. If not then I will certainly be going to see it ASAP.

Well even with Doctor Who we got it in the States early spring for at least the last season! Honestly I just have gotten used to not having those TV Shows in my life because like, they aren’t there in a sense D: It’s mildly depressing and scares me a little bit. Then I also think about shows that have ended and will never come back, which makes me even sadder.

I will say that I have met very few cowboys here in the States, I believe they primarily reside in the South/West of the country. I’ll get on animating that cow mug, seeing as it is the closest thing I have to a cow in my room unless I went out and actually bought a cow, which I don’t think that will happen anytime soon. I personally think that “Fuck Tornados” guy has all the qualifications of being the next Captain America, especially with rifle in hand.

Once again, it was nice to Skype with you for a bit today! It’s different, in a good way, than just chatting on the Ning. Which this word document is ever growing since I’ve just decided to keep responses since the possibility of deleting a response midway through is an absolute hassle…I’ve now accumulated 14 pages/almost 9,000 words. Now if only writing term papers was this easy XD We should try and set up a time again soon, after all of your adventures with camping and a German exchange student, you speak any German?

As far as a film is concerned, it should be easier once summer hits since I’ll have more time, but I’m not sure if I’ll be up for a LOTR Film right away…maybe Indiana Jones since I still have to see 2 and 3. Cookie Dough? Jealous! That actually sounds really good right about now, maybe not for you seeing as it’s approaching 7am GMT. Still it’s never really not a time for Cookie Dough. I mean I can’t see myself not buying extended copies of LOTR. Just won’t be the same. Like, really.

A friend of mine has got the CSI: Miami sound on his phone, so he can play it anytime with accompanying sunglass movement. Needless to say, there’s never not a time that it can be applied. Guess you can say some things are sunglasses timless….YEAAAAAHHHHHH. Maybe not the best? Whatever. It’s late XP I can come up with plenty of better puns later. Are ponies in Manhattan as bad as Daleks? I can imagine they just leave a ton of glitter everywhere. Made a mess of the streets, down right preposterous, I say! Jim the Fish I feel may be coming up soon in my future, who knows? I just chuckled at the fact that’s a mild Whovian pun…oh dear. Though on a side note I’m still grasping the whole Doctor/River timeline meeting thing, and also realized I don’t know what I’m going to do about watching episodes seeing as I most likely won’t have a TV/Megavideo is no longer in existence D:

At 11:59pm on April 24, 2012, Jess L said…

Evening Mister!

Life goes pretty well, increasingly ever so busy but slowly having an extreme amount of procrastination for the same reason. Glad to hear you’re feeling much better, sadly the weather here has grown rainier so instead of doing work all I want to do is sleep. How am I supposed to get any sort of work done if I can’t focus when it’s either nice out or really terrible? The horror of it all! I can say that I have not been sleeping 20 hours a day, quite the contrary. All this travel has exhausted me/I’ve been sleeping in places that aren’t my bed. One of them was a wooden floor…not the best thing.

I managed to get back earlier today, but still it was a lovely surprise since Ning responses have been sparse on both ends XD That’s so incredibly exciting you have the possibility of writing for an internet show! I’m sure this Space Dramedy will certainly take off, does it have any sort of references to Firefly? I feel like it would. Have you heard back from the BBC yet? Even if you haven’t, that’s really neat that something career wise is starting up :D As for me, I should probably send out some applications and stuff for more internships, ugh, that means more stuff to do this week.

Thanks for the travel tips! I mean, I’ve got a pretty solid immune system and thankfully I’m not going to a country where I have to take lots and lots of like pills and shots before I go. It’s officially 3 weeks from today that I find myself on a plane to Munich/Sarajevo! Incredibly crazy because it will certainly be here before any of us know it; there’s still a lot of planning involved. I’ll spending time among official meetings and stuff so I’ve got to like, pack professional clothes. We’re also going to be one of the first group of foreigners in a village since the civil war broke out. So yeah, it’ll be an educational trip and amazing all in one. Hopefully I’ll be able to spend some time among a National Gallery or two and take in some art while in Sarajevo XD Can’t go to a city and not go to an art museum/history museum, right?

Tsk Tsk, get back in the game, flip on the nerd switch! Just kidding, I talk about the stars of Doctor Who as if I know them personally. Matt seems like an amazing guy, one of my good friends actually has an uncanny resemblance to him, it’s a little creepy. Yet now that I’ve pointed it out to him he’ll never stopped being recognized as a doppelganger. I did actually see that Top Gear interview, not sure how I would have handled that if I were Matt, still props to the girl? It’s a little odd seeing as she was only 12.

I’ll look forward to receiving more Cadbury’s ^_^ Did you get my note about the address change? It’s going to be a bit tricky for some time in the summer seeing as I’ll be moving around a bit, the lease on my house for next year starts June 1st so I can move in then! It’ll be really nice to somewhat have my own place, and not have to worry about rowdy dorms, but still it’s a sign of the real world. Though if my housemates think they can get away with large parties every weekend, well, then it’s time to break out the baseball bat. Anyway, back to relevance! Expect a letter/postcard or two from Bosnia, I’ll be spending lots of time on a plane so therefore I will most likely write to pass the time. Not to mention I just love sending things from foreign countries.

I’ve got 2 years left at Uni, and only 1 week of the semester left! It’s so bizarre and I can almost feel summer right around the corner, though sadly it does not include as much travel as I would like. One of my good friends and I both want to go on a roadtrip together, though the likelihood of that is slim seeing as we are both fairly poor…but just think, a roadtrip across the United States…Exploring vast lands from crowded cities to open Western Skies, with maybe some Cornfields (Crazy Killing Children excluded, have you seen/heard of Children of the Corn? Creepy as all get out!) i

At 12:02pm on April 22, 2012, Jess L said…

Hey There!

I'll get to a proper reply in a bit, but Skype tomorrow works for me, does around 5/6 GMT work for you? 

At 11:59pm on April 17, 2012, Jess L said…

Music Recommendation:

Because Apparently the Ning decided to be a jerk tonight regarding posting and cut off things...Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters XD

 
 
 

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