There are still a bunch of you who have me friended. I take this to mean that either you are very bad at pruning your flists or you are better friends than I deserve.
Anyway, I don't know if I'll be coming back to LJ any time soon...I have this weird guilt thing going on where the longer I stay away, the more guilty I feel for being gone, and it just starts seeming easier to not even visit. Which is stupid, I know. Sorry everybody :(
But I just wanted to say "hi" to everyone. I miss LJ still sometimes...it and you all were a really big part of my life.
Thank you to everyone who gave me LJ valentines btw! One was anonymous, but in addition to the kind anonymous one, thanks to lawyergirl15 and elizabuffy. *hugs* thank you both! And Kim...one of these days I really will have to start catching up with you, I swear!
Thanks...you made me smile, and even though it's now a month later, I just wanted you to know!
I'm working on a project for one of my classes, but had low participation, so I was hoping some on my trusty flist might be willing to help!
I need people willing to:
1) Talk to an AI for 10 minutes 2) Talk to the human the AI was designed after for 10 minutes 3) Fill out a short survey comparing the two
All you need is Yahoo IM or MSN Messenger. Both the real person and the AI will talk using the account virtual_girl_11235813 (same name yahoo or MSN). At least 5 minutes will be needed between times to change from human to AI or vise versa. Also, I need to know when to tell either to be on and I'll need to know what account you'll be using so whichever knows to expect you.
I can set up appointments for you to do it this thursday night, friday night or some time on saturday. Please let me know what times you can do it in Pacific Standard time just so we're on the same page :)
I'd really appreciate your help! Here are more details:
Please comment if you'd be willing to help! Pass on to any friends who might be interested too...I know this is last minute since the times are in the next few days, but I really need some more participants.
09:05 pm - *dies* stuff I found while googling "Phendog" So...googling my name today I found out that one of my fics has been translated into Chinese! Um...well they didn't ask my permission, but WOOT! I mean, it's uber flattering, right?
Of course since I couldn't read Chinese, I had no idea which one.
It seems it's my horrible, horrible Men in Black one (found if you scroll down on this page) *headdesk*
Seriously...of all the stories to represent me in another language, why THAT one?
Also, if I can believe it...the first death by a thon was one of the 10 most popular lj posts in all of april 2005!
Also...this is an interesting tool...though I'm not sure everyone who has their friend of list hidden would appreciate you using it. Still, for anyone who cares whether or not it's truly private, it seems this would indicate it's not.
04:29 pm - Cinder Ellas Saw Happily N'Ever After last night (voicers include Sarah Michelle Geller and her husband). Very, Very cute! Though can I just saw that the evil stepmother is HOT? I mean Rick and Ella are cute, but...
And now I'm watching Rogers and Hammerstien's Cinderella as performed by Brandi, Whoopi Goldberg, etc. My favorite song is from this actually (My Own Little Corner). But my mind is exploding...That's great that the queen is black and her husband is white, but how the hell is their son Asian? I mean, I didn't take many genetics courses, but...
02:11 am Spray on Condoms - I'm not sure what it is about this...ensuring the spray gets everywhere? fitting TOO closely to, uh, hold what it needs to hold without breaking? I don't know...just somehow seems like a bad idea to me.
06:41 am - What's up Seattle? So it snowed in Seattle...and now the snow is turning into ice.
BUT OMG!!!!!! This city does NOT know how to deal with snow. People getting in accidents, panicking, even abandoning their cars on the middle of the freeway. And the rumor is that the city only owns two snowplows and no sand trucks or anything else. REALLY?
I mean it doesn't snow here often, but still, wtf people, don't let a few inches of white bring you to your knees! If Montana behaved like this the whole state would have to put out a "Closed" sign from mid-October to May.
And I fly out tomorrow morning (early) for a job interview. It's in sales so I don't even know if I want it, but still...I hope they let the plane off the ground. *le sigh*
I just got my b-day (today's not my birthday, but it's close enough ;^) gift from elizabuffy and it was full of cute cards and LUSH! I'm so gonna need to take a bath soon. But at the moment I'm floating in Therapy massage bar which is my first bar of this, but it does smell really, REALLY yummy!
There are entirely too many internet clubs in the world now. Meet the Dull Men's Club. Featuring statistics on which way baggage claims are most likely to rotate. Except wait...those numbers don't quite add up. Does that mean the rest are not rotating at all?
Need some loonies? Go win $10,000 (CAN) at the annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championship. [oops! just looked it up. apparently that happened over this past weekend - you'll have to google to figure out who won]
Yes, I'm around...just sort of busy and in hiding. This whole quarter I'm practically living in a little computer lab trying to program an iPod. (well a really bad version of an iPod anyway) I'll come out some day again I promise.
So I guess Amber Benson is on supernatural tonight?
BTW, does anyone remember "The Inside"? Short lived crime show by Tim Minear and Jane Epenson that was killed by FOX two years ago? Really gritty stuff. I finally got to see all of the unaired episodes though...and there's a great one w/Amber Benson!
The whole time I kept wondering if it was her or not...looked like her, but it was so different, and evil!
I really recommend catching that ep if you can. Called "The Perfect Couple." Unfortunately, since it suffered the wonderfalls and firefly fate it wasn't aired, and I don't think the dvd's came out (?) so it's hard to find.
As far as I can tell it's as much a sequel to Phenomenon (that John Travolta one) as Evil Dead II was to Evil Dead.
Basically? It's a remake with a different ending. What kind of egoistic thing is that? Someone didn't like a box office movie so they redid it the way they thought it should be with a much smaller budget and lesser known actors and, you know, made for tv?
Okay...that's scary. I didn't even realize until I was writing that I could be describing Joss and Buffy. *is traumatised*
But anyway, in this case I think it's a bad idea.
That's okay...I'm supposed to be in bed asleep anyway. Time to shut off the tele!
11:48 am - Cherub: The Vampire With Bunny Slippers One of the UW profs is in this (no, I don't know which one)...I've only watched the first episode, but it is kinda funny! Good spoof of Angel anyway. Check it out. *grin*