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Van Buren Supernova

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  1. Van Buren Supernova

    Introverts, how is your day?

    Because apperently most of us here are introverts, but extroverts can contribute too, feel free to make fun of each side, in good spirit of course, so... I was in the elevator with these two ladies, they didn't know each other but managed to have good conversations a couple of floor up (!). When one alighted, the other one turned to me and started asking questions. She noticed that I was going to one floor above her and asked whether I know the source of noise of this and that in my floor. I told her I couldn't speak her language, well, I was being honest anyway, although I understood what she was talking about. At this point we had arrived at her floor, 8th, she was pushing some sort of shopping cart, so... she went out half way, turned 180 degree and placed her cart in the middle of elevator's door. Apparently she speaks English too, so she asked me about-languages-where-I-came-from-what-I-do-that-my face-looks-like.. blah blah, all these while the elevator's door was opening and closing around her cart. I was so unprepared that I dumbfoundedly kept pressing the close button. Hey lady, this is public elevator, I don't know you and I don't give a vibe that I'm interested to change that... The exact same day, I was checking for defects on this unique funny looking girly fabric wallet I wanted to buy for my friend. It has very long strings you should wrap around etc etc. I had noticed that the shop assistant had been eyeing me for a while, I didn't want questions and didn't need help so really wanted to pick one fast but I was too late. She approached me, standing beside, arm pressing to mine, too-close-freaking-space-invader-stranger-yuck-argh-nooo and asked me, of all things a shop assistant could ask, "Can you teach me how to tie that? I have always wanted to know." For me, this doesn't make sense on many levels. Yah, maybe she was bored, but I was not. And space out! "I'm not sure, I thought you should know. Oh I'm getting this one." And headed to cashier. P.S. I thought I should put warning that most from me would sound like rants. So, how is your day? Have your introversion ever seemed anti-social or have you found extroverts really difficult to understand sometimes?
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    The Political Thread

    On relevant note, I don't understand UK politic and what is going on right now. It's not a sarcasm, I really don't understand it.
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    The Dress (color perception)

    Yes, I remember this when it came out. I saw both colors on different times of the day, try see it again in different lighting and see if you guys also see both. I think it has something to do with color spectrum or something else. And this is the newer version of object with similar problem my sil sent me.
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    Favourite "Sherlock" Pictures, etc.

    Does this count?
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    The Cute Animal Pics/Videos Thread

    Weĺl, inappropriate pose is not my fault. I spare you guys from huge image though, you have to click it if you want to.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    This is depressing nightmare, my life is a lie.
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    Myers-Briggs personality types -- and quiz

    Alright, alright. Training to take pictures with my toes would be handy , I just need to be sure that when I post it, it's not a thumbnail. .... .... Was it a successful double puns??? If yes, I must be on fire!!! If not, refer to this meme
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    The Political Thread

    Hold on.. all this time, what am I doing here, waiting and biting edge of tables between seasons???? Good God! What a m*r*n I must be?! Excuse me, I'm going to watch season 5 NOW, I'm sure it exists. LaterZ!
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    The WTF Thread

    Ironically, I became very aware of that (people might mind that their pictures are taken) when I was really into photography quite sometime ago. I took pics of mostly nature; animal and scenery, and some unique and colorful city, but I wasn't interested in taking human pictures, sometimes they are far away or just a background of the activity or city scene, or from behind against a relevant backdrop that tells interesting stories. Never with visible identifiable close-up faces. Then there was this old lady, in a small village in Hoi An, Vietnam, not an usual tourist destination, selling a handmade wooden bird figures, painted red, neatly arranged in a circular bamboo baskets put on her side, sitting on steps, leaning against a peeling wall, one leg up in relaxed sitting position. She wore a bamboo circular hat, traditional styled cloth. It was mesmerizing to me so I couldn't help and took a snap, but then she was aware of me, and gestured politely, that she didn't want her picture taken. At that point actually, the first time that I could remember, of taking someone's picture frontally, alhough I can say I'm not guilty of other occasions (but not because I was considerate, it just happened that human were not the object of my interest. But I was guilty of seeing my fellow travelmates taking pictures of people without thinking about whether the target minds). At that point I really thought about yes, it seemed really inconsiderate for me, annoying foreigner, thinking that it's okay to take her picture without asking, treating her going through daily life as something exotic. And it wasn't even the time when social media was a big thing yet, let alone now when every image could end up somewhere public. I still hardly ever take human's picture, but since then, I actually try to ask if I think it could be obtrusive, even when I only take dog's pictures, because I wouldn't know if they mind, and as a picture hater, I really get that. So there. Spoiler box is the above mentioned picture. I still really like it. P.S. Thanks for National Mall explanation! I heard about it before, but forgot, took me awhile to think about scary mall when people taking pictures of each other.
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    Myers-Briggs personality types -- and quiz

    But how? By the time I achieve that, I would have forgotten how to use my thumbs.
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    The WTF Thread

    There are that. And couple of times when I noticed someone took pics and moved away, only to have it followed me. I mostly used some higher area as prep 'table' when I was about to feed multiple dogs and it was pointed on me. The dogs were on ground level. There was time when I was running and playing with them in the water and almost collided face first with someone's DSLR. Again, dogs on ground level. I know there is probably no malice or bad intention, it's probably more lively for whatever image they wanted to take about crazy dog lady, but again, it is very rude when they didn't feel the slightest need to ask if you mind. Heck, I ask for permission when I want to take picture of someone's dog.
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    The Political Thread

    Avatar using shadow??? Geez, this is insane! Who does that????
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    The WTF Thread

    I've read about kids suing their parents for privacy infringement for posting their pictures on social media without their consent, which, I don't disagree tha parents should respect their kids, especially when they risk the safety by putting up information publicly, although maybe suing is too much. Will we ever see that it's not okay to take stranger's image without permission too? I certainly hope so, in this era of camera phone, more often that not, I am very annoyed with people who think it's okay to blatantly take other's pictures or videos. My experience is not because I'm interesting, good looking or something, but I normally gather a big number of dogs around me, not intentionally, when I go for my beach walk with my dog; playing, interacting, feeding or merely sitting around them and somehow people find it interesting and okay to just point cameras. I hate it, think it's very rude.
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    Shoot the Wall (A.K.A. The Rant Thread)

    I'm opposite, I always leave too soon, as soon as I'm able too, which I have never regret, actually. And I always try to be the one who leave before being left, even for family reunion, I fly out first, I am coward like that. I thought it's less sad, but it's not true.
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    The Cute Animal Pics/Videos Thread

    If that surprises you, you shouldn't see this:
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    Dreams

    He has to be careful though, his brolly got those sharp end, weapon, he wouldn't want to misplace them when he is using that as emergency toilet cover.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Yah, she needs it, she is 13 years old. I should say teenager, the more she needs the education Anyway, I was quite happy meeting my teenager niece and nephew. Been hearing many not so great news about how they had changed and being 'annoying' now while they used to be very adorable and were always happy to see me. Now, according to others, they dislike everything and moody. So I was cautious in the beginning and wanted to minimize my interactions. To my surprise, they were asking me about the math puzzle game I introduced to them two years ago, the one that able to pry away their attention from their gadgets, which I happily showed them again of course. To add into that, they were actually very into a very nerdy show that I like (that no one else want to watch including you guys! *judgemental face*) which really made this old heart happy. This result in us creating and practicing the chess game. They also shared personal stories, while we were having meal with my brother, their dad, or when they were only with me, which my brother said he couldn't communicate that way because of parent barrier. It's quite sad because their stories are actually the kind that parents would want to know, like the times they experienced creepy strangers, puppy love, or things they like. Oh no no no, I let friend's kid won monopoly once and I never heard the end of it. Don't let them fool you! And kids cheat and make their own rules, those little... Anyway, I have to admit that beside all that, I'm actually very competitive and hate losing, to anyone! Sue me!
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    Myers-Briggs personality types -- and quiz

    Since I quitted my job, my human interaction is only with very limited service industry, except when I go back or get visitors. It's not an exaggeration when I say I actually interact more with dogs and I actually feel much much happier! I have started to show my teeth and growl. Soon, soon! I will finally able to scratch the back of my ears with my leg.
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    Myers-Briggs personality types -- and quiz

    That is my problem, I don't think I look pleasant. I have been hating seeing myself in pictures since I was young, so it's not affected by time and age. I haven't even seen my own wedding pictures, it's somewhere. It would probably kill me if I had a doppelganger. Argh, the horror. INTJ, and quite prominent as is my scale are not near the middle for all, with I and T almost at the end, like above 90%. I do like the description of INTJ, hoping that I live up to that enough. The main reason why I like it, is because I feel like there is justification for why I feel so out of place many times. And I can blame it and use it as excuse whenever I'm called heartless or being b*tchy. It's science! (Is it science? Tell me it's science! :) Now, I don't really care that much if people actually understand that my type exists. Personal justification is enough for me, at least that explains why I like a lot more villain characters that protags, as most of them are categorized as INTJ. Now excuse me I gotta plot something tha seems evil but you will thank me later ...
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    Thanks Caya, too bad it's full/desktop version and I don't access the forum much from my laptop, and it's too small on my phone. Just now when I tried (desktop version on phone) I could click on the time, but there is no blue line. In mobile version, no blue line the time actually helps! Now I should go and cancel my nose job. I'll see if it's consistent, will report if it's not working. Don't pelt me. If you must, fresh produces only please. I'm being bothersome because I love you guys this much to refuse forum's rejection (or lack of knowledge, well potato potahto). There is no other time when I'm this persistent of being accepted! Yes, the star doesn't seem to respond to clicking whether I'm logged in or not though.
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    The Political Thread

    Geez, I thought she is merely 100 yers old,... now if we talk back around King Henry V... I knew something is off since the day I joined the forum.
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    The great toilet-paper debate!

    Aiz. In tha case, I demand a recount, this result must be tampered by Russia interference and it's all fake news.
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    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Played some kind of chess with my niece and won everytime. She is very bright and held herself very well, but there is no way I'm going to be a chill adult and give in. Do you know how boastful and obnoxious a kid is if they won ONE time over a game you introduced them? No, No, Nope-D, you are young, you have a lot of chance to have glory in your life. Winning this is all I have now, so let you learn that life is not rosy and losing sucks, kiddo.
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    The great toilet-paper debate!

    Two toilet threads? I am sure there are three, I have just saw it in Political thread as well. Political!!
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    Dreams

    Please spare me from publication information of the upcoming novel. A friend told me she couldn't find a toilet there, and had to use umbrella as a desperate try to provide cover for herself. I think no amount of umbrella, beach's or Mycroft's would ever be adequate for this nightmare.
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