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Gabrielle's Discussions

Join the T-Party!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gabrielle May 2, 2010.

What would you reboot?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gabrielle Feb 14, 2010.

An historical persective on why Prop 8 won't last
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gabrielle Jan 19, 2010.

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Latest Activity

Gabrielle commented on Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster)'s blog post Dickensian Dark Knight (Bat-Spoilers)
"I'm loving all of these blog posts about TDKR. I've been perusing your tumblr now, and I think I'm obligated to refer you to overthinkingit.com. Right up your alley, good sir. DFTBA"
Jul 26, 2012
Gabrielle commented on Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster)'s blog post In Defense of Romeo and Juliet
":) :) :) :) :) :)"
Jul 6, 2012
Gabrielle commented on Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster)'s blog post In Defense of Romeo and Juliet
"Oh, whoops. SORRY. I'll delete that. :("
Jul 6, 2012
Gabrielle updated their profile
Apr 2, 2012
Gabrielle commented on Tamhas ~ Admin ~'s blog post They're not Nerdfighters, right?
"Y'know, the whole "you're not a Nerdfighter" thing? Totally not new- started within the first year or so of the Ning's existence. It's why I hardly ever come to the site anymore, even though I was one of the first…"
Apr 2, 2012
Gabrielle replied to Sara NoH's discussion Feminism, Sexism and Other Misunderstood Things
"Abreo, I ask you to one final time to consider what I said about the microcosm of the definition debate existing within the context of the overarching discussion. When the proponents of feminism on this thread keep getting attacked from all sides…"
Feb 21, 2012
Gabrielle replied to Sara NoH's discussion Feminism, Sexism and Other Misunderstood Things
"And Abreo, you can't expect to make a comment on a forum with a topic like this that even implicitly dismisses and condescends to the fundamental beliefs of some of the people involved to go unanswered. So if you're surprised I and anyone…"
Feb 21, 2012
Gabrielle replied to Sara NoH's discussion Feminism, Sexism and Other Misunderstood Things
"Ubereil, jumping in with another semantical definition argument does absolutely nothing to help. It could be considered either, and don't you dare send me a dictionary.com reference or some crap like you usually do. I've had enough…"
Feb 21, 2012

Profile Information

What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Eclectic
About Me:
I earned a B.A. in Politics with a minor in History in May 2008 (I wrote a forty-plus page thesis comparing Stoicism and Utilitarianism). I took two years off to apply for a higher degree, working as a para-educator in a special education classroom whilst doing so. I am now a second-year political science graduate student at Purdue University (GO BOILERMAKERS!!!). I'm pretty open and like learning and hearing about any and everything, but politics and civil rights are big passions of mine. I have eclectic tastes, as demonstrated by my playlist. I like debate, but only when it's productive and civil and about the ideas and not the people. I hate cancer. I'm Native American, although I don't look it upon first glance because my hair and skin are light. Uh... I really dislike these "about me" sort of things... My blog is just that, a blog, so if you don't agree with what I say, that's fine, just don't be a jerk about it; and also keep in mind that it's sometimes written in the throws of emotion or in the midst of a long thought, so if I ramble or rant, and if that bothers you, don't read. Otherwise, comment and what-have-you as much as you like.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
I guess I'll list some (and in no particular order): The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle); White Mare's Daughter (Judith Tarr); Sabriel (Garth Nix-- and the others weren't as good); His Dark Materials series (Phillip Pullman); The Odessey and Iliad (Homer); Histories (Heroditus); The Twelve Caesars (Suetonius); Meditations (Marcus Aurelius); Second Treatise on Government (John Locke); Utilitarianism and On Liberty (John Stuart Mill); The Belgariad and The Malloreon (David Eddings); Limbo (Alfred Lubrano); The Stranger (Albert Camus); The Crooked Timber of Humanity and Four Essays (Isaiah Berlin); Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (Christopher Moore); The Raven King trilogy by Stephen Lawhead; and yeah... lots lots more.

ZOMG I JUST REALIZED I LEFT OUT HARRY POTTER WTF WAS I THINKING
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Pillows
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
My maternal grandmother-- she died when I turned ten
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
June
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Gabrielle's Blog

Serenity, Courage, and Grace- P4A-inspired

I haven't blogged in forever, but I thought I'd post something now.

 

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.



This is my favorite prayer, and I have been saying it a lot lately.


Serenity


We all need more…
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Posted on December 17, 2010 at 3:10pm

Two movies I'm upset about

As I'm sure you're aware, the 1984 classic film The Karate Kid has been "remade," the "remake" having opened yesterday (it will be after midnight when I finish this). There are a number of reasons I'm against this film- reasons which, if they weren't calling it a remake but instead said… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 2:01am — 1 Comment

Sum Moar Muzaks

Hey there, loyal readers (as if I have any, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)


Since I'm kind of farting around the house a bit before (supposedly) going out with a friend (though I wish it were a date... let's not go there- just fodder for a long, self-centered rant nobody really wants to hear), I…
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Posted on March 14, 2010 at 5:30pm

Movie Quotes IV: The Princess Bride

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
-Weseley, The Princess Bride


Another novel-to-screen, but the line itself doesn't really need context to be overthought a bit (just ignore the "Highness" part). And, since this is OVERthinking, expect something a little long, here.


Life isn't necessarily nothing but pain, no, but I think it's unrealistic to expect rainbows and butterflies all the time,…
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Posted on March 7, 2010 at 6:51pm

Obama v. the Supreme Court

Unfortunately, I highly doubt the masses are going to be smart enough to realize he couldn't make them vote how he wanted. And this will be used as ammunition against him. I for one was outraged when I found out about the ruling. I hope what he says here will resonate and impact some of the thick-skulled people that say he's "totally ineffective" and "hasn't done shit" and all that kinda jazz. I hope for it, but I find it rather… Continue

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:27pm

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At 1:53am on January 25, 2011, ckwright said…
I know it's been a long time, but this is the first time I've been on the ning in over a year I think...so how's things?
At 11:48pm on November 4, 2010, Paulsifer said…
Things are great! I'm not in Grad school, I am still getting my Bachelours. I'm actually postponing Grad school to write. If things go well I'll be an author. My wife is wonderful as always and she is pregnant with our first, so I'm super excited. How are things going with you? How's grad school?
At 12:34am on November 4, 2010, Paulsifer said…
Oh Gabrielle, I've missed you and it seems that I've just missed you again here on the ning. Did you catch that double meaning of the word "miss." Oh I kill myself.
At 2:10pm on September 29, 2010, Ryan said…
I am very much NOT planning to go to grad school. My friend is in the process of applying and he's having so much stress just from doing that. Also, I've never been a huge fan of going to school, so I really don't want to extend my schooling any further than it's already going to be. I really hope we can find a good amount of Nerdfighters that are at Purdue. I found a few others, but they haven't replied to my comments yet.
At 1:06pm on September 29, 2010, Ryan said…
I don't know how many of us there are, but there are definitely multiple Nerdfighters here at Purdue. I personally know 3 of them, and I'm hoping to get to know more. So what are you studying? I'm currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering.
At 12:07pm on September 29, 2010, Ryan said…
Hey. I'm trying to get together a group of Nerdfighters from Purdue who are interested in Humans vs. Zombies. (If you don't know what that is this will inform you: http://nerdfighters.ning.com/forum/topics/attention-all-purdue )
If you're interested there's a link to the group at the bottom of the post. If you're not then my friends and I are going to be making a Purdue Nerdfighters group on facebook if you're interested in that.
At 5:11am on September 13, 2010, sabelmouse said…
hi. long time no read. i just found this.
http://www.youtube.com/user/AllAboutRaj
At 1:34pm on April 16, 2010, Paulsifer said…
Not entirely sure yet... probably a few in California, two in utah... I dunno.
At 10:42pm on April 15, 2010, Paulsifer said…
Oh wow. Fancy. Congrats. I hope I get accepted to a grad school...
 
 
 

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