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About Turinqui-Calima

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  • Birthday 08/11/1985

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  1. Secret Santa XI - Signups Open until Oct 31

    Thanks so much for hosting again Lany! You're the bestest! Questionnaire: Favorite Type of Food (i.e. Italian, Mexican, McDonald's, Burger King, etc): Vegetarian Food Favorite Scent (i.e. Fruity, Vanilla, Flowery, etc): Vanilla, Coconut Favorite Hobby (i.e. Scrap booking, Photography, things you collect, etc): video games (favorite games are Civ, Overwatch, Borderlands, Skyrim, Portal), some birding, painting, hiking. I like table top games. Scuba diving. Favorite books or types (romance, true store, mystery or just one you would like): Non Fiction Favorite animal: Dogs! Favorite movies or types (romance, comedy or just a DVD/VHS you would like): Documentaries Favorite Music Artist/Type or a CD you would like: None Do you collect anything? Yeah Is there anything (not expensive) you want or need? I always want/need blankets/jewlery/scarfs Also, a cool replica of a video game weapon would be awesome. What is your favorite: a. Color? Purple b. Type of candy? Licorice c. Type of munchie? Cheese (without animal rennet) d. Puzzle to do? Any puzzle. I like puzzles. Do you collect anything for Christmas? (i.e. certain types of ornaments, nativities, snowmen...etc.) . Nope. What type of hobbies do you have? See above If you were going to theme Christmas with just one word... what would it be? Cozy Big family Christmas with everyone down to 2nd cousins...or just immediate family in their jammies? Immediate family Favorite Christmas movie and why? Die Hard. Because what's cozier than Bruce Willis killing bad guys. Religious or non-religious Christmas/Chaunaka/ - Non-Religious If you could spend Christmas in any one of these places, which one would you choose and why: a. A beach on a tropical island just a few very close family or friends, be lazy and open presents and then have a non traditional dinner including Pina Coladas and BBQ shrimp, wearing swimsuits, Bermuda shorts and tank tops b. Tiny cabin in the woods, fire going, very rustic, warm and cozy with your close family and friends, wearing jeans and sweaters. c. Biltmore Estates, full regalia, all glitter and glitz, all your close family and friends, wearing black tie and velvet d. NYC Christmas, Park Avenue, last minute hustle and bustle, haute couture with a 4 course meal and champagne with 50 of your favorite people. Wearing, of course. the latest fashion favorites. Favorite Christmas music - All of it! What is your Christmas morning like" a. chaotic b. slow and relaxed c. organized, but fast paced d. "Christmas is HOW SOON???!!!!" e. all of the above. Name something you want but will never buy for yourself, just because you cannot see yourself being that flamboyant. Maybe this What sizes do you wear (optional answer if you would prefer to not have clothing) I do like T-Shirts/Sweaters. Ladies Large. What colors are in your home: It's pretty neutral over all. Some dark blue and purples in living rooms. Some reds in bedroom. What style is your home decorated in? (i.e. ethnic, country, southwestern...etc IKEA Anything else your SS should know about you? I'm easy to please and appreciate any and all the effort you put in. Do you have any wish lists? No, sorry. Does this link to my etsy favorites work?https://www.etsy.com/people/ameliqvist/favorites/items-i-love?page=2
  2. Should I Tell Vegetarians There's Meat in the Food They Ordered?

    I would be very grateful if someone told me. It's happened once or twice that I've not studied the menu properly and accidentally ordered something with meat, and it's not fun to get the dish and realize you've made a mistake. That said, I certainly don't think you're obligated unless someone has asked you - it's really my problem to deal with my dietary preferences.
  3. Just sent my picture. Just noticed I'm super early since the deadline is not until October 6th. (Sorry I'm late)
  4. Mine's just in. I returned from Europe a day late due to the storms in Germany/Netherlands etc. but I'm ready to play now!
  5. I want to play but I can't start drawing until after Memorial day (i.e. May 30th), if that's ok, sign me up?
  6. Video Games: 'Does Not Open From This Side' Edition

    In case anyone missed it, Civ VI was revealed today. I haven't had a chance to look at it much, but first impression is that it is very nice looking, but that the changes aren't huge... http://www.pcgamer.com/civilization-6-everything-you-need-to-know/
  7. Video Games: 'Does Not Open From This Side' Edition

    Wow, that is really interesting cause I have almost the exact opposite opinion of Mei. I have killed her plenty of times on a one-on-one due to her limited range (few people are good with the icicle gun), but she very helpful when taking a point or escorting a payload. The ice wall is great at blocking enemies, for instance giving Bastion a chance to heal, and in a clutch situation, Mei jumping into the point and doing her freeze/heal can give some much needed seconds. I do think she is one of the harder characters to play well though. My favorite game modes are the payload escort and I really enjoy the different strategies between attacking and defending. Actually, the more I read comments in this thread I release Overwatch was made for me, because I also enjoy the 'clusterfucky' nature of some matches.
  8. Video Games: 'Does Not Open From This Side' Edition

    Re Overwatch My husband and I spend the weekend playing the open beta for PS4 and we're both having so much fun. I am a big fan of Borderlands and really, really wanted to like Battleborn more, but having played both betas there is just something about Overwatch that makes it a lot more enjoyable. I'm really impressed with the different classes. The first few matches my husband and I both played pretty much the same obvious characters (Bastion/Soldier 76) the same way, but after having played this weekend we've both developed fondness for specific classes that we play well. I'm playing a lot of D-Va and Symmetra. I do agree that one thing that is really lacking right now is team communication. Even something like team composition seem a bit off, at least on PS4. It's quite often that I've started a game and seen four players pick offensive characters directly. I try to adjust who I play, but I have to admit I have not done any speaking so far (except for with my husband who is right next to me). I'm not sure if I will start using the mic unless I'm with a team of friends though, as being the one person speaking can get really annoying. As for the Alt move, I don't agree at all that it's automatic 'win'. Some of the moves might be automatic kills, but used in the wrong place or at the wrong time it can be fairly useless. I know I've had games where I've felt my teleporter as Symmtra has 'won' a game - but I've also had games where I've panicked and put it down in a place where enemies found it fairly quickly. I think it's just another aspect of skill. That said, I haven't played TF2 and don't think I'm particularly good at these games. I actually think it's more fun if it's possible for different skill levels to play and use teamwork to win.
  9. Pictionary - A Collection of Beautiful Drawings

    TELEPHONE PICTIONARY XXX - MARCH 2016 Theme - All sentences are in a language other than English Chain #1 - What is the first day of the week? Chain #2 - Obligatory Witchy Ninja Chain #3 - Rodent King Chain #4 - About a white-haired muscular man Chain #5 - Family Tree Chain #6 - Divine Intervention (Warning: This thread is slightly NSFW and could be offensive to some) Chain #7 - The Fashionable Floating Head Chain #8 - Let's stick with French? (Nope) Chain #9 - Rocksniffing Whoa.
  10. Be as Unhelpful as possible ...V. 2 if we care

    Ships sail from Kings Landing every day. If you were the King/Queen of Westeros, what would you do to the taxes?
  11. Video Games: Doing Archaeology With A Shotgun

    Is there a specific point I need to get to for it to get to 'fantastic'? I got a bit into the game and although I enjoyed it I didn't feel the urge to play more, so I just kind of abandoned it. I did the little village with the two skeletons and think I quit just after that. ETA: I'm playing pacifist.
  12. I think my favorite picture this game is this one. The way the cow is crouching really makes it look like it's pooping AND I'm still not sure if that is supposed to be a bottle or a hand giving the finger. It's just excellent all around. ETA: I will paste the results into the collection thread later today.