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Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

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  1. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Ik dacht dat niemand van jullie zo geavanceerd genoeg was om het te begrijpen. Ich wollte auch nicht, dass irgendjemand denkt, ich würde tun, als sei ich Deutscher, trotz der Verwendung unserer Farben in ihrer Flagge. *Note for RhaenysBee - terrible Google or other online / auto translations are also rampant during this period.
  2. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Et voilà. Bonjour et benvnuwe - essayez de ne pas avoir peur! Oui, nous vous avons donné les femmes les plus belles, l'art le plus influent (et nouveau), et le chanteur le plus... Brel. Oyi, nos estans troizinme do monde de FIFA. Nous allons manger nos moules-frite, boire nos bières trappistes, et gagner la Coupe du Monde. Ça suffit.
  3. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Do it. I might even post more than once a year, with this.
  4. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Death of a Proud Sailor, a Board Legend - RIP Lord O' Bones

    I wish I were more eloquent, but fuck. I'll remember him as the complicated human he was, and my heart is breaking for his other friends and family. The infamous towel story.
  5. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    Going back to the medical studies issues, there are a number of studies and articles out there to reassure us that this really is A Big Deal. Luckily, it seems to be an issue that's gaining visibility, so hopefully soon study designers will take it into account better. Of course, it turns out that the NIH has required studies to be broader than just white men since 1993, and we're still struggling, so.... 1994 paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236535/ 2010 article: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2010/07/drug_problem.html 2015 article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/30/fda-clinical-trials-gender-gap-epa-nih-institute-of-medicine-cardiovascular-disease FDA resource page from two weeks ago, plus a roadmap [though it's unfortunate that it's still a "Special Topic"!] : http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm131731.htm http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm478266.htm
  6. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Feminism - Post-apocalypse version

    I've read a few articles that posit it's not "that girls are worse", it's that society in general, particularly parents and teachers, tend to tell girls "yep, it's hard, so don't feel bad for having problems" and tell boys "try harder, and you'll figure it out." It's not new, either -- here's an article from 2011 talking about research stretching back to at least the 1980s. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-success/201101/the-trouble-bright-girls
  7. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Introductions

    Welcome, everyone! :cheers: By the by, if you see people talking about "blaming Pod", don't worry! It's not directed at you. We have another user who goes by "Pod" too, and it's all his fault. Everything. Always.
  8. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    [Book Spoilers] Ep 203 Discussion

    FWIW, I heard a lot more of Aiden Gillen's natural accent in this episode, particularly when he was so furious with Tyrion. He's normally very good at accent consistency, so I'm not sure what was up. But then, compared to the otherwise-excellent Peter Dinklage, you'd practically think Gillen was a born Englishman. :lol:
  9. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    [Book Spoilers] Ep 201 Discussion Part 2

    Tyene Sand would like to have a word with you.* Well, probably more than that, depending on how one defines white and how the younger girls appear. Oberyn and Ellaria can both be read as pretty darn white, so I'm guessing that their children might, too. * It's possible for none of the ten (Oberyn, Ellaria, 8 Sand Snakes) to actually be white, but it's not out of the realms of possibility, either.
  10. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    You mean Steven Erikson?
  11. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Rogue's Gallery Re-open For Business!

    Ha! Jaimee, if you haven't already emailed in that picture of you and your studmuffin, make sure you do so.
  12. You're aoife from the echoingthesound board? I've been lurking it for many years and I only made the connection just now...anyway, yay for NIN fans!

  13. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    In the TV episode they were burning the wights in Castle Black, which is south of the wall. It's true, though, that the previous shots did not appear as obviously stepped: See this shot from Lord Snow, which shows the elevator pretty much in one straight line up the face of the wall. OTOH, the modelled image from the opening credits exaggerates the levels and offsets.
  14. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    How Would You Rate Episode 105?

    All the comments about the slurping make me wonder if people missed those during Tyrion's scene in Ep1. (They weren't from him drinking, or they would have stopped when he did.) Or if it's somehow different if the slurper is male. Other than that, this was by far my favourite of those we've seen up to this point. I think cutting out a couple of locations/storylines really helped bring everything together. And yes, I mean that even with the additional material providing enough time that we probably could have jumped back over to one of those storylines - I think the new scenes didn't disrupt anything as much as a 'POV' shift would have. The only things I didn't like were the things I mentioned in the ep-specific discussion thread (the first, anyway). First, I don't think LF would have been that open about taunting Renly at the joust -- Loras and Renly's relationship was an open 'secret'. That means that 1) it's unlikely that most people who mattered at the tourney wouldn't already have been aware and 2) LF wouldn't have been bandying about something so widely-known. It just doesn't seem his style, anyway, at least not one-on-one. Secondly, something about the Loras-Renly interaction and personalities seems off to me. I always saw Renly as more gregarious and charming, and less full of self-doubt. Okay, I can buy that he's never thought of being king, and Loras is the more ambitious of the two. I just don't see either TV interpretation as the type to inspire the admiration they seem to get in GoT-the-book. I also don't see this Renly as being Loras's sun, but maybe that will become more obvious as we get more interaction between the two on-screen.
  15. Edda van Heefmstra Ruston

    Introductions

    Hi, Lady Midnight, and welcome! I'm sure you've picked this up already from seeing other posts here, but be very, very careful if you don't want to be spoiled on what's going to happen. The only places that are guaranteed to be spoiler-free will be the TV forums, and even there it'll only be threads marked [No Spoilers]. Anywhere else is liable to have spoilers, even stuff that isn't explicitly marked, or is a general topic.
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