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  1. Arkhangel

    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.
  2. Yeah, that's the thing - all in, it's quite a lot of talking in which to not mention someone who is probably a pretty significant part of your life. There were plenty of moments where it wouldn't have been necessary to shoe-horn in an awkward mention of her, it could have come up naturally. I'd certainly considered that, Free Northman Reborn, but when you have a date with someone and don't want it to go any further, who sends an enthusiastic text less than 24 hours later mentioning a made-up girlfriend but alluding to future plans? No normal person does that. You just don't contact them again (I should know, I've done it a fair bit, and I was on the fence about whether I was going to do the same to him). It's possible, but given he's initiated contact at every step of the way it would be a very weird way of going about it.
  3. Hive mind, I am a little confused. Last weekend my friend invited me out to a bar along with some other people. A couple of days later, one of the guys I talked to a bit there got in touch with her and asked for my number. We texted a bit, met up for coffee on Saturday afternoon. I assumed this was sort of a casual date. Sunday morning, he texts about how he really enjoyed talking, that he's busy until his girlfriend - whose existence has at no point been mentioned up to this stage - gets back in a few weeks but we should meet up again at some point. Am I crazy for thinking that this really seemed like a date? I'm totally fine with being platonic friends, but I'm a bit perplexed by his behaviour. If my boyfriend were tracking down random women from bars to hang out over coffee, I feel like I would at least want him to mention that I exist at a fairly early stage.
  4. Honest to god line from the profile of someone who messaged me on OKC: "I like looking people in the eye and seeing them flinch."
  5. Arkhangel

    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.
  6. Arkhangel

    Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    I got an apartment! I have somewhere to live past this Sunday! And it's somewhere nice and I really like it even if I maybe do not like the price quite so much but what the hell. I'm so happy!
  7. Arkhangel

    Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    I don't have to go to work tomorrow
  8. Arkhangel

    Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    Today was great. I spent a ton of time in the gym this morning, I went on a second coffee date with a nice guy this afternoon, I played a live action clue-solving game this evening and I didn't have a partner but then this random Swiss guy saw the game and wanted to play and we ended up being really well matched (not many people want to run as much as me) and it was awesome. Saturdays are so cool. Every day should be Saturday. And tomorrow I'm going with a friend to a place with giant trampolines and a parkour course! Going to be soooo sore on Monday, but it will be worth it.
  9. Arkhangel

    Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    Good luck with the job(s) Theda! The gym was finally open again today - endorphins, I missed you! New Year's was unfortunately kind of crappy, after a good Christmas, but I'm psyched for 2016
  10. Arkhangel

    Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    My life is fundamentally very great right now. I'm taking a moment to appreciate that. Also to appreciate that I'm moving out of this house I hate so much in a week and a half. So soon!
  11. Arkhangel

    Dogs

    Would you say that a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua have the same exercise needs?
  12. Arkhangel

    Dogs

    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.
  13. Arkhangel

    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!
  14. Arkhangel

    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    Fair enough :) You're definitely getting to learn a lot of interesting history, anyway!
  15. Arkhangel

    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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