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  • Birthday 04/10/1984

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    geology, physics, feminism, adorable cats, hiking, singing, playing the banjo, urban planning & transportation, bicycles, SF Giants (& NL baseball), folk dancing like a BOSS

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  1. Kat


      I'm not really in denial about this. Pooka used to be indoor/outdoor when I first got her, since she had previously been feral and I lived in a house where doors were always open and a million people were coming and going. She has killed, among other things, a baby squirrel and a hummingbird. She hasn't gone outside in about 5 years and won't be going out any time soon since my neighborhood literally has radioactive stuff in the ground and I live pretty near a fenced-off area that is being cleaned up. My roommate got one of these bird feeders that has suction cups and he stuck it to the patio door. Now the cats watch "bird TV" all day. They are just entranced by the little flying fuckers. I don't like birds, but now that they come around all the time it would definitely be cruel to release the cats on them.
  2. Kat


    I still have my Pooka, who I think is about 12. She's a long haired black mammal who visitors frequently compare to a Pomeranian, a squirrel, a raccoon and other furry things, but she is definitely a cat. She doesn't like to be on anyone's lap, but when you pick her up she'll just lie there on her back and purr and generally be squishable, and she sleeps next to my head all night. My roommate has a cat also, Zophie, who is struggling to be on a diet right now. She and Pooka have the same size frame but Pooka is 10 lbs and Zophie is 14 and resembles a bowling ball with legs and her favorite thing to do is crawl inside my roommate's sweatshirt while he is working on his laptop and just stay there for an hour or so.
  3. Kat

    The Magicians - SyFy [SHOW SPOILERS ONLY]

    Quentin is a huge douche. It is known. My favorite parts of the books is when other characters call him on it. I think I liked this series so much because it kind of felt like my adolescent world (full of overachievers with issues) and the takedown we got in college and the real world. I don't know what that says about me.
  4. With great power comes great responsitrilitrance.

  5. Kat


    :cheers: TitanCat
  6. Kat

    THE X-FILES returns, in HD and widescreen

    There was some quality stuff in season 5 too. "Post-Modern Prometheus" and "Bad Blood" are amazing. Also the episode that Stephen King wrote, because every time I pick up my toolkit I say, "Let's play with the hammer!" in creepy doll voice.
  7. Kat

    THE X-FILES returns, in HD and widescreen

    Ooh, I'm a big fan. Can probably dish out for a season at a time for a re-watch.
  8. chicanerous and deplorable

  9. Rhaegar died in a riverbed before it was cool

  10. He was dying in riverbeds before it was cool

  11. Kat

    Literature recommendation threads (links)

    In order to keep the top of Literature clean, here are the links all in one place. Please direct your recommendations to one of these threads. Looking for a book to read? Look no further. Fantasy and Science Fiction Series Fantasy and Science Fiction Standalone Books Fantasy and Science Fiction Obscure Works Other literature (literary fiction, non-fic, etc.) I am also moving posts from the thread "Westeros Fantasy and Science Fiction Book List" here. This was a poll done in 2010 of posters in this forum and a list compiled from there. It is unranked, but straddles many people's recommendation lists.
  12. I'm seeing your av. But anyway, you're supposed to use the "Direct link" one, which only appears if you're logged in.
  13. Kat

    Unofficial Stark and Targaryen Skins for Westeros

    These look great for me on Chrome. Thanks so much. If I were to suggest one improvement, it would be to lighten the grey color used for the text background on the index pages. It looks kind of jarring in contrast with the white background on already-read threads.
  14. Kat


    Welcome, fresh meat new boarders. :)
  15. Glad to see it worked. And that's one of my favorite images from the calendar. :)