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    American Gods on Starz

    Aubrey is officially the greatest friend on the face of the planet. What kind of person who, after finding out their best friend was blowing their husband while he was driving leading to both of their deaths and then having the re-animated corpse of that friend turn up in their bathroom with embalming fluid diarrhoea, would have an amazingly reasonable chat with them given the circumstances and twenty minutes later would be helping sew their missing limb back on? A fucking awesome person, that's who.
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    On the other hand, the big reason not to do it is that they will hoover up your genetic information, store it and sell it on to third parties. There's all kinds of interesting developments coming down the pipeline over the next decade or so around personal genetic profiles and fun things like insurance, and once your data is out there in the private marketplace you have no control whatsoever over what happens to it or who has access to it. So, y'know, think carefully before you share this kind of personal data with corporations, not just about what it could be used for today but what else it could be used for five, ten, twenty years from now.
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    Would you say that a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua have the same exercise needs?
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    In European cities, of course they do. People who keep big dogs in apartments are selfishly putting their own desire for a big dog over the needs of said big dog, IMO. Unfortunately that doesn't stop some people from trying to keep German Shepherds and Bernese mountain dogs :/ Outside of the cities, though, from what I've seen there are plenty of big dogs in Europe.
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    Yeah, this is the problem :P All the juicy bits get left out! We've got a possible bigamist on my mother's side - a sailor who had a wife and child in England, met a girl on the boat to Australia and by the time the ship landed she was pregnant, had another three kids with her, went back to England after seven years, his wife had another child (no idea whether it was his or someone else's), came back to Australia, had another two kids with the girl from the ship, grew old with her, told everyone they were married even though no one has been able to find any trace of either a divorce or remarriage. That's just what you can find from official documents - imagine all the colour which has been leeched out of that story!
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    Fair enough :) You're definitely getting to learn a lot of interesting history, anyway!
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    It just sort of seems like the genealogical version of retconning to me. Is it possible to explain why your father, whose family you know is Czech, comes back as 1/3 British but your Irish and English mother comes back as 1/50 British? Sure, if you're really determined to find a way, but the most obvious and likely answer is that the test itself is flawed. I can see how it would be fun anyway, though.
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    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    I don't know about the human tests, but if they're anything like the dog DNA test kits then the former (the test was bullshit) is honestly probably more likely to be the answer than the latter (the slim possibility that you're heavily related to one specific tribe from almost 2000 years ago. Imagine how inbred your ancestors would have to be to get 35% from that one gene pool after 2000 years). These tests are notoriously inaccurate - like purebred Great Dane comes back with 'Beagle' level inaccurate.