WillowDarkling

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  1. And we have an eruption happening! A volcanic fissure has opened up in a small valley, and is erupting. There have been hardly any quakes in the past couple of days, so hopefully the quakes are done. I can’t wait for the authorities come up with an official name for the fissure and resulting lava.

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Well, yes, it only took the lava over 40 000 earthquakes in the span of 3 weeks to finish buffering, Desi :D 

      The location is sort of in the middle of the Reykjanes peninsula, so it’s kind of midway between the capital where I live, and the little town where my parents and baby sister & family live. But thankfully, the fissure is far enough away from the towns that there is very little danger. Biggest concern at the moment is gas emissions from the fissure going over townships, so authorities are issuing warnings about keeping windows shut, and that the lava might possibly run over the road that’s on the south coast of the peninsula, connecting it to the south coast of the country. But that’s alright, because there are two other roads out of the town where my family live, so there’s no danger of people getting cut off :D 

      But honestly, this is exciting enough that my parents (now officially both in their 60’s) ran out into their car and drove off to try and see the eruption, like about half the damned town :D 

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I’m just glad your parents are okay. If my parents did that it’d be

      Just because that’s how luck treats my family.

    4. Desiderius Price
  2. 11000 earthquakes since last Wednesday… it’s been… oscillating! 
    …. I’ll see myself out…. :tomato:

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Well, everyone’s afraid of Ungoliant…  :lol: 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Okay, so who turned up the speakers to rock and roll? :)

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I think mum had THE best comment today… she got a text message while talking to me on the phone, and checked it… then told me that it was the county police department announcing that because of an “intended volcanic eruption...” such and such preparations had to be made… 

      I asked her “Intended? Are you sure it said intended? You sure it didn’t say possibly imminent?” 

      She then admitted that possibly the message had said Imminent and not Intended volcanic eruption, and that she’d probably just forgot what it said the moment she read it… 

      And that folks, is how I knew that my mother has become one with these earthquakes :D 

  3. I’m just going to say it… Congratulations, America. 

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I literally cried from sheer happiness watching President Biden and Vice President Harris take their oaths of office. :wub: 

    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Yessss, I’m not even in the US and it was such an immediate relief once the inauguration was over and it was done. He was gone. I don’t think Biden will be perfect by any stretch of the imagination but so much damage has been done and he clearly knows that his job is to help us heal. 

  4. Happy New Year, everyone. Hope 2021 will bring you joy, love and happiness. 

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Happy New Year! :)

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      And the same to you! I’m choosing to be optimistic that this year will be much better than the last. :)

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Happy New Year!

  5. Happy Holidays, everyone, however you celebrate the season. Be safe, and may the new year bring you hope, love and joy. :kittenmeow:

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Thank you, baby, and hope your Christmas is the beginning of wonderful times for you and all the family! :wub: :hug: :kittenpurr:

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Same to everyone! Have a great holiday period! Uh… I mean, holiday season.

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      I hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas. :)

  6. Happiest of birthdays to my dearest Pooh, @BronxWench . :wub: :bday: :wish: :cheers: Love you, my favourite dragon, and I hope the day will be full of joy and great food, and hilarity, and no more snow :D 

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday, Bronx!  I hope it was a happy one for you. :) :bday:

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Thank you! It didn’t snow again, I had Klingon Bloodwine and barbeque, and watched an action movie with my daft bugger. It was perfect! :lol: 

    4. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      That sounds like an awesome birthday. ^_^

  7. Just got a desktop computer for the first time, and feel like I’m staring at a giant screen… the forum is HUGE now… :blink:

    1. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      The AFF Community Forums: Now in IMAX.

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      LOL, Exactly! :D

       

  8. Final grade for the fan fiction terminology final assignment is in, and the assignment earned me an 8,5 (out of 10), which resulted in a final grade for the course, of 8. Not too shitty… 

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, baby :D I’m happy with it. 

    3. JayDee
    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, JayDee :D 

  9. Alrighty then… Terminology final assignment done, created a terminology list for fan fiction… let’s see how that goes :D 

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I’ll do it once I’ve finished the last assignment I have hanging over my head. But for now, here’s the PDF file of the terms, as they appear in the terminology bank that I had to create for the assignment. It’s a weird format, but maybe you guys can look at it. 

      Orðabanki ÞÝÐ001 Lokaverkefni Helga Björg.pdf

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Nice. Some of these I don’t know; others look like they came straight from the Content Tags menu. :)

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I used our tags for some of the terms, but then I used a list of definitions from here: http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/moonbeam/terms.html  to help me with the definitions. For example I used our anime specific terms which aren’t on Moonbeam’s list. I thought that was important, since we deal with so much anime related material. :D 

  10. That awkward moment when you realise you’re lusting after your professor…. One would think I’d outgrown this at my age… for feck’s sake :flash:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      At least your lust is age-appropriate now. 

    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      :rofl:  True that, George, true that! :D 

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      “I wish mine was” I say, sighing, and looking at Mother Earth, “Dat molten core tho”

  11. ::runs through, screeching like a pterodactyl on a bender, wearing a sparkly tutu and dragon wings….:: :cheerfulcat: :happykitten:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      It’s “Neko’s late with homework...again” sort of an event… Happens more often than some people realise. 

      And I just found out that my birthday is “International Hug Your Cat day” which I find EXTREMELY appropriate… being the resident Neko and all. 

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      And, Happy Þorri!  :D

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thanks, love, that reminds me I have to buy some pickled ram’s balls for dinner when I get paid :D 

  12. Happy New Year, everyone. Let’s hope this one is fantastic. 

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Happy New Year to all my friends and online family here at AFF! :hug: 

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      We’re in the middle of a devastating drought, and our country is literally burning to the ground, so it’s the same as last year so far.  But if we actually get rain finally, then it will be a good new year!

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I’ve got friends down in New South Wales, Melrick, and I’m thinking of you guys and wishing for rain for you. :hug:  We’re all sending you rain vibes at this point, I hope. 

  13. Happy Yule, guys :D or Christmas, or Hanukkah, or whatever else you celebrate. Happy Holidays and hope you have a wonderful time. 

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Hope Yule was awesome, and Hanukkah is joyous, and may Christmas be merry for all who celebrate! :hug: 

    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Yeah, I hope folks have a nice time!

  14. Why do I not understand linguistics?!!! ::smashes brain with laptop::

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      pets achy brain

      Trust me, most of us don’t understand linguistics. We butcher our native tongues, and manage to learn grammar rules only for other languages. :hug: :licking-cat:

    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      I can't be sure, but it's probably the direct hits to the brain.

  15. Word of the day: Svefngalsi. (Icelandic, noun, male) The feeling of being giddy and slightly hyper and loopy and silly before bed time, brought on by a lack of sleep the night before. 

  16. I have received a final grade of 8 (out of 10) for my BA thesis in Japanese language and culture. So I will be graduating with a BA degree and a grade point average (is that what it’s called in English?) of 7,75. :happykitten:

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    2. JayDee
    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, guys :D And yes, George, for once Google Translate is correct :D 

    4. Ghost-of-a-Chance

      Ghost-of-a-Chance

      :congratualtions:  That’s some incredible work you’ve done – a round of applause from the US!

  17. :bash: Why

    :bash: can’t I

    :bash: start

    :bash: reading 

    :bash: at the start 

    :bash: of semester!!! 

     

  18. What is an OPossum? 

     

     

     

     

    An Irish Possum?

    1. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      If it were Irish, there would be an apostrophe.

      No, an OPossum is any possum that starts a new thread on HotPossumGoss.com.

  19. Mrs. Toni Morrison, may you rest in peace. :cry:

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      She was a good soul, and she leaves an empty place.

  20. ...When you scorch your mouth to death, because the fecking taters are piping hot, but the meat is barely lukewarm… You’d think I’d remember by now… 

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Are you sure that’s not how our Irish ancestors got revenge on our Viking ancestors? Like… “Oooh, you want me to be your slave girl? Hang on, let me make you some dinner….” :devil:  :D 

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      LMAO! They need to be careful around those Irish girls, don’t they? ::cackles happily::

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Hey, we’ve got an old story up here about an Irish princess who got kidnapped and married to one of our viking lords, and she pretended to be mute for going on 20 years, just to spite the fucker :D Even went as far as teaching their son her own language and stories in secret, while the rest of the household thought she was mute. So, obviously those Irish girls can hold a grudge for a while :D 

  21. Well… it’s nice to know that Charlie Cox in Australia has been making good use of my old email account… 

     

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I was recovering my other gmail account, and had hundreds of spam crap addressed to Charlie or Charles Cox… :D   And everything that had a country domain thingy at the end, ended with the Australian domain name. At least I think . au is Australia…  

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Yep, it’s Australia :D

       

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I just hope that the spam will stop… or at least lessen, now that I’ve flagged everything, and reported spam and phishing and all that crap… but man, Charlie Cox was busy :D 

       

  22. ::squeals loud enough to pop eardrums:: YOUNGBLOOD!!!! :happykitten:

  23. 『ああ、ごめん、ごめん、探したよ』 My heart melts every time I hear that line… ::sighs dreamily::

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Google translate tells me “"Oh, sorry, sorry, I looked for you" which sounds like what I hear whenever someone accidentally matches me on tinder.

      Is it a song lyric?

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      The meaning is more along the lines of “I was looking for you” or “there you are” (the having been looked for implied)

      It’s the first line that Howl says in the movie “Howl’s Moving Castle”. It’s my favourite Studio Ghibli movie. :D 

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Ahh! I haven’t seen that one yet, but I keep meaning too.

  24. ::screams happily:: I haz keys!!!! :yahoo::happykitten:

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Many congratulations, Neko-baby! Have tons of fun in the new apartment! :wub: :hug: :licking-cat:

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, love!

      The actual move will be on Saturday, but mum is coming on Thursday, so we can take as many as we can of the boxes, and little stuff, kitchen stuff etc. and I plan to clean the old apartment partially before the big move :D  

  25. ::sing songs off key:: I love red wiiiine… and naked men… :blush:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy new year, Bronxie-pooh, and thank you for the Christmas card… it arrived this morning, hours before I left my folk’s place :D 

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      At least it made it! :D The US Postal Service, bless their hearts, aren’t on furlough… :lol:

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      oh, it’s the postal service up here too… at my folk’s it’s only delivered every other day… so, add in all of the national holidays over the holidays… and yeah, it’s ridiculous. Mum got I think 3 Christmas cards this morning too.  :D But the card made it, and I was trying to sing the cover picture as I read it :D I don’t know “12 nights of Christmas” well enough :D