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Forum: The Notice Board 02-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,047
Posted By HoiLei
Congratulations to the new staffers! I hope your...

Congratulations to the new staffers! I hope your time on the team is as rewarding as mine was! I'm sure you'll do a good job. Thanks for signing on to work for us all! :)
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By HoiLei
Robert Frost's "A Hillside Thaw" has a marvelous...

Robert Frost's "A Hillside Thaw" has a marvelous image of melting snow:

"To think to know the country and now know
The hillside on the day the sun lets go
Ten million silver lizards out of...
Forum: The Library 12-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,416
Posted By HoiLei
That makes sense. "Oh, at least they're reading"...

That makes sense. "Oh, at least they're reading" isn't very good if they're not also thinking.
Forum: Non-Fiction 12-27-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By HoiLei
Yeah, he's a character in the book Far From the...

Yeah, he's a character in the book Far From the Madding Crowd. He proposes to this girl, saying he loves her "far more than common" and would be able to support her, and they could make a life...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-27-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,898
Please Read: Post Your Picture!
Views: 307,541
Posted By HoiLei
Well... if I were hungry enough! :D What I...

Well... if I were hungry enough! :D

What I mean is, if I were someplace where people do eat dog, the way Americans eat chicken, then I wouldn't refuse to eat it out of some emotional attachment to...
Forum: The Library 12-27-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,416
Posted By HoiLei
After he breaks into her room. Way to keep your...

After he breaks into her room. Way to keep your distance, pal! *snort*

I'm not surprised that younger fans don't pick up on the creep factor immediately. Like I said, those kind of dubious...
Forum: The Library 12-27-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,416
Posted By HoiLei
So Jacob kissed her? I thought it was Edward. ...

So Jacob kissed her? I thought it was Edward.

Anyway, though that excerpt didn't sing to me with all the drama and life of great writing, it did show something very understandable to many teen...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-27-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,898
Please Read: Post Your Picture!
Views: 307,541
Posted By HoiLei
Aw! What a cute (soon-to-be-dead) goat! ...

Aw! What a cute (soon-to-be-dead) goat!

I'm not sure how the relationship factor would effect me, since I've never had to eat an animal I knew socially. But in general, I disassociate emotions...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-27-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By HoiLei
Doesn't have to be in a poem to be poetry. I...

Doesn't have to be in a poem to be poetry. I read this following line in a fanfic over a year ago, and liked it so much that I copied it and emailed it to myself. Finally, an opportunity to share...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-27-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By HoiLei
They don't let you in the library naked, which is...

They don't let you in the library naked, which is how you'd be if you gave "absolutely everything" away. :D Maybe midwestamp is a sannyasin? (No offense, midwest, but you did say yes to a question...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By HoiLei
I always sort of imagined Daniel Fischer starting...

I always sort of imagined Daniel Fischer starting it up all on his lonesome, and so at that time it was one writer's beat. Happily, lots of other writers joined!
Forum: The Library 12-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,416
Posted By HoiLei
I think the popularity of the books, and the way...

I think the popularity of the books, and the way that Twilight fans gush about them, gets people's backs up. Like, if one person on the street told you the sky was green with purple polka-dots,...
Forum: Introductions 12-23-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By HoiLei
Though it was a joke, I think Gaines has a point...

Though it was a joke, I think Gaines has a point about the amount of info you're sharing. Name, birthday, hometown, and what cool/expensive stuff you own? We're friendly people, but the internet is...
Forum: Free Writing 12-23-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By HoiLei
Gee, thanks... now I need chocolate! ;) Red, do...

Gee, thanks... now I need chocolate! ;) Red, do yourself a favor and cancel the Lifetime channel!
Forum: Board Games 12-23-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,500
Posted By HoiLei
Wow... spelling that bad might have been a...

Wow... spelling that bad might have been a reading/writing disability. Maybe that's why she ended up teaching math and not English!
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 12-23-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,188
Posted By HoiLei
It erased because the forum read it as code, not...

It erased because the forum read it as code, not text. You can either add spaces to the coding so it shows up (as you did above), or surround the example code with a "noparse" and then "/noparse"...
Forum: Board Games 12-22-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,500
Posted By HoiLei
Well, abbreviations work either way. Sometimes...

Well, abbreviations work either way. Sometimes we cut off the whole ends of words (like "phys ed" for "physical education" or "home ec" for "home economics"), and sometimes we take out bits of the...
Forum: The Library 12-22-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By HoiLei
Call of the Wild has the dog fighting and...

Call of the Wild has the dog fighting and struggling and coming out on top through viciousness, in a survival of the meanest scenario that the humans abet. Eventually, he returns to the wild. White...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-22-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By HoiLei
Getting paid changes the experience. It can make...

Getting paid changes the experience. It can make you like the work less (since now it's an obligation or job), or make the people you're working for think they can be less appreciative (after all,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-22-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By HoiLei
Ack! Too small, can't read them!

Ack! Too small, can't read them!
Forum: Research Section 12-22-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,306
Posted By HoiLei
Sniffing glue or paint-thinner makes you high...

Sniffing glue or paint-thinner makes you high (and, y'know, can kill you or ruin your brain), but I don't know UK slang terms for it.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,389
Posted By HoiLei
Next time someone tells you that you're racist...

Next time someone tells you that you're racist for saying "black", look offended and tell them "Black is beautiful!" See if that makes them back off. Or "Would you ask me to exclude black people...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-22-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,389
Posted By HoiLei
Politically correct or just specific? Culturally...

Politically correct or just specific? Culturally speaking, there are vast differences between Africans, African Americans, African Caribbeans, etc., so it's understandable if you feel more at ease...
Forum: The Library 12-22-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By HoiLei
I never thought of Black Beauty or Call of the...

I never thought of Black Beauty or Call of the Wild as children's books, though I read them as a child. They tend to come in fancy covers with the word "Classic" on them, which makes them seem more...
Forum: The Library 12-22-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,380
Posted By HoiLei
Very true. Not just comprehension, but life...

Very true. Not just comprehension, but life experience, background knowledge, empathy, etc. When I read Huckleberry Finn as a kid, I thought it was fun to see Huck's adventures. The whole cast of...
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