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Daniel
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Nov 11, 2010
Abby Ericson left a comment for Daniel
"haha yah. nice nice. That's wicked cool that you're from South Africa. :) and it's no problem that you asked.. it's a totally legitamate question."
Apr 11, 2009
Daniel left a comment for Abby Ericson
"ok. good enough :) I feel silly that I asked. (But as I said, 5am). Because I'd seen and thought about the fact that you're from MA. It appeals to me. Well, the general Boston area does at least. I think it's just the awesomeness of…"
Apr 11, 2009
Abby Ericson left a comment for Daniel
"well I saw that you were online and I looked at your profile and you looked pretty cool.. and I live in Massachusetts..haha.."
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Daniel left a comment for Abby Ericson
"oh, and welcome to nerdfighters by the way :)"
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Daniel left a comment for Abby Ericson
"hmmm. idk. or ydk doesn't count :) you have to tell me something more specific. like, where did you see me? or, not really important. whichever you prefer. it's O5:06am :) and i really should be going to sleep That's a perfectly…"
Apr 11, 2009
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"hmm idk. I'm new to nerdfighters and idk.. what time is it?! haha It's 11pm where I am.."
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
The good kind.
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What others have said about Daniel:
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Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Sam's Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, Lord of the Rings, The Remains of the Day, East of Eden, Sophie's World, Anna Karenina, the dictionary, the atlas.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
A yarmulkah, I guess :)
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Anyone who'd appreciate it really
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2009

My Favourite Quotations Or "Me, in a nutshell, in other people's words"

Last words are for fools who haven't said enough. ~ Karl Marx, on his deathbed, when asked if he had any last words

I want something good to die for,
to make it beautiful to live ~ Go With The Flow, a song by Queens of the Stone Age

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. ~ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed [by the Creator] into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. ~ The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin (the words in brackets were added in the sixth edition)

Opinions are not to be learned by rote, like the letters of an alphabet, or the words of a dictionary. They are conclusions to be formed, and formed by each individual in the sacred and free citadel of the mind, and there enshrined beyond the arm of law to reach, or force to shake. ~ Frances Wright

We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh enrichment. ~ Johannes Kepler

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real? ~ Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling

Don't tell God what to do! ~ a response to Albert Einstein's "God doesn't play dice with the universe" attributed to Niels Bohr

Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. ~ Robert Heinlein

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At 9:30pm on April 11, 2009, Abby Ericson said…
haha yah. nice nice. That's wicked cool that you're from South Africa. :)
and it's no problem that you asked.. it's a totally legitamate question.
At 9:15pm on April 11, 2009, Abby Ericson said…
well I saw that you were online and I looked at your profile and you looked pretty cool.. and I live in Massachusetts..haha..
At 8:57pm on April 11, 2009, Abby Ericson said…
hmm idk. I'm new to nerdfighters and idk.. what time is it?!
haha It's 11pm where I am..
At 7:08pm on March 29, 2009, Tamar said…
you like pride and prejudice? NO WAY!!! i recently had to read it for school and i fell in love with darcy - how could you not? however, many of the girls in my class hated the book, and i was just liek, "are you serious? how can you deny the sheer awesomeness of this book?"
great, i'm going on another rant again.
who's calibans and what book is he from?
i agree with you on the snape front. in the beginning, he's just this annoying, antagonistic creep who just likes raining on harry's parade (admittedly with some exceptions, such as making sure harry doesn't die by countering quirrel's curse). i do have to admit that alan rickman makes an amazing snape. i really can't think of anyone who could be better. what book 6 thing? i don't really remember that one so well because it was just set up for the 7th. of course at the end you can't help but like him. you just feel bad for him and i personally just couldn't help but be sympathetic.
a decepticon is the opposite of a nerdfighter. i think john made it up, but it could have been hank. it's somewhere in one of the videos, but i really don't feel like searching for it right now. sorry.
what's a tosser? i'm guessing it's somewhat like a decepticon. i feel like i would probably end up in ravenclaw, but that could just be because i'm too arrogant and think i'm so smart. i don't really understand ravenclaw, actually. i mean, all of the other houses are based on personality traits, but ravenclaw is just based on i.q. (or so it seems). you don't really hear much about them in the books, actually.
how are blue and bronze more interesting than red and gold? and gryffindors most definitely do not have boring personalities. i do agree that they seem to feel that they are allowed to break rules, but when you look closely, it's really only harry, with a little bit of ron and hermione as well - fred and george don't count because they break rules and don't care if they get caught.
diametrical opposition between two teams, groups, or forces is part of life. just look at sports! you might not understand this because you don't live in america, but in baseball, the yankees and the red sox are practically sworn enemies, and it just makes the whole experience much more fun. without opposites, there is no conflict, and without conflict, life (or literature) is just plain boring.
sorry for saying you're sweet, i guess. so, what's your favorite quote? by the way, i love hearing lots of details - it helps me understand people and their views better.
At 4:53pm on March 26, 2009, Hann Solo said…
dude i thought i'd commented you back ages ago...apparently not lol. i had noone to talk to for ages lol, hope your exam went ok you brain box...you're making me feel stupid. daniel my dar, teh ning is already my vice lol. i'm good, just been on the ning all day making new made of awesome friends and setting up a "ning rehab" group lol
At 11:09am on March 26, 2009, Tamar said…
i guess we'll just agree to disagree on the harry potter front. i, for one, am going to stop talking about the issue because i really don't want to go on anther whole rant about the subject - i just feel it wouldn't be fair to you, even if you would "still be interested to hear my views on it."
actually, i'm goign to rescind that statement. harry potter is just too fun to talk about to not do it! (yes, that sentence doesn't make sense)
i also find harry to be a little annoying, but i almost feel guilty for feeling that because he's just so likeable! of course, j.k. rowling made him that way on purpose. i like snape, but i only started liking him later in the series, because at the beginning he's just so mean! but at the end he is very dynamic (that's one thing my horrible english teacher taught me) and i like him. harry's dad is a huge anomaly for me, because i know i'm supposed to like him, but he was a bully! i mean, he was a full on decepticon! and he was in griffindor! but in the end i don't think he matters so much to the story, so i don't really think about him too much. actually, since all these people are fictional characters in a book series, i hope i don't think about any of them too much!
okay, NOW i'm done talking about harry potter.
thanks for that comment! that's so sweet! i'd love to hear your views on topics too
At 3:21pm on March 25, 2009, Hann Solo said…
hey daniel, hows you? what you be up to
At 8:05pm on March 24, 2009, Sarah Jane said…
Nice to meet you, too, Daniel!
At 7:45pm on March 24, 2009, Tamar said…
why thank you - i guess you should credit my parents for that one.
lol it's so true there is SUCH a huge gap between the two types of pronunciations it's laughable.
you don't like harry potter?!?! well, i guess you win some, you lose some. i happen to LAVE harry potter - i'm currently rereading the series and i have come to the conclusion that j.k. rowling is awesome and i want to be her. i'm going to stop now because i'm perilously close to starting a rant (trust me, it's happened before).
i completely forgot about the sorcerer's/philosopher's stone thing. i wonder why that ever even happened? i mean, it's not like it was being changed to a different language. i guess it's just one of life's many mysteries.
i was too curious, so i looked it up on wikipedia:
The book was re-titled as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for publication in the United States. The main reason for this retitle was that the American publishers, Scholastic, thought that a child would not want to read a book that sounded as though it was associated with philosophy. Rowling gives this explanation:
Arthur Levine, my American editor, and I decided that words should be altered only where we felt they would be incomprehensible, even in context, to an American reader... The title change was Arthur's idea initially, because he felt that the British title gave a misleading idea of the subject matter. In England, we discussed several alternative titles and Sorcerer's Stone was my idea.
i feel fulfilled for tonight, though i'm a little perturbed that scholastic would think so little of me as to change a book title because i wouldn't want to read philosophy! i'm a nerdfighter, darn it! i'm not afraid of intellectuality!
so much for not going on a rant.
wow. awesome dumbledore quote. which book is that from? i think dumbledore is absolutely awesome. did it also completely throw you through a loop when j.k. rowling said he was gay? i like snape, but he bothers me (though i can sort of sympathyze - i used to be bullied, but not nearly as much as he was)

i just realized that i just wrote a whole long thing to you about something you're clearly not interested in. double darn for "so much for not going on a rant".
At 6:04pm on March 24, 2009, Hann Solo said…
well Ireland is freaking beautiful..the southern accent is...well its the stereotypical one that everyone will try to immitate...the belfast...well its kind of a deviation of that, mixed with cockney london...its the only way i can describe it
 
 
 

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