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gierra Sorcerer-of-Rank | joined 13 March 2006 | 414 posts


ignorance or enlightenment ? posted 04 August 2006 in Philosophy Discussionignorance or enlightenment ? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

ahh -phew- view post


ignorance or enlightenment ? posted 08 August 2006 in Philosophy Discussionignorance or enlightenment ? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

that's what i love about this board. i make jokes, and people rationalise them. it rules! view post


Drugs posted 09 August 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionDrugs by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i'd like to share a story about my dad. he's a pothead, smokes daily, and has for at least 30 years. he also manages, somehow, to drink nothing but beer (like, a case a day probably.. he akes his own.) he is one of the most energetic, motivated people i've known in my life. many people will have an idea (like putting a deck in the yard, pruning back some low branches, making some furniture, etc.) and they will hmm and haw about it for a while before they get around to it.

i was at my dad's on the weekend to swim, and we were playing horseshoes. he takes one look at the tree that's beside the pits and says 'those branches are looking awfully low, i guess i should trim them.' 5 minutes later he is setting up his ladder, has his chainsaw in his hand. 15 minutes later, the branches have been cut and cleaned up, ladder and chainsaw put away.

when he wanted to put in a hot tub and deck extension out in his yard, he thought about it for one night, and drew up blueprints the next morning. later that evening he had exact measurments done, figured out all the materials he'd need, and had placed an order at home depot.

this is how he's always been. to me, this is proof that drugs are not the problem. people say potheads are lazy, lack motivation, are just slackers. well, perhaps these people are lazy to begin with, and use pot as an excuse. my dad, at 50, is healthier and more active than most people half his age. my dad is a brilliant engineer and machinist, carpenter, drafter, landscaper, and well just about anything i can think of, he can do.

my husband, when he was a teenager, smoked probably half an ounce of pot a day (he grew up in BC). if he wasn;t smoking pot, he was on acid, almost daily, up to like 12 hits at a time sometimes. him and 5 friends would drink a texas mickey of whisky on thursday night, followed by a case of beer, and still end up at school on friday morning. he'd mow the lawns of his parents, neighbors, and anyone else who needed it. his job in high school was a caretaker of a retirement home. he'd be drunk or high most of the time, but did his work very well, the seniors LOVED him. and yet, here he was intoxicated almost all day, every day. he was very active, healthy, got good marks.

people like these lead me to further believe that drugs don;t make people stupid and lazy. stupid and lazy people make drugs look bad.


sorry for the terribly long post. i'm bored. view post


War in Lebanon posted 11 August 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionWar in Lebanon by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

he's from the netherlands, he said it in another thread. view post


War in Lebanon posted 14 August 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionWar in Lebanon by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: "Warrior-Poet":3q6jwvmh
Wasnt that just a little tattletalish gierra. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->[/quote:3q6jwvmh]

as if being netherlandish is a bad thing? view post


the decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore posted 22 August 2006 in Member Written Worksthe decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

careful or you might lose some limbs <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> view post


the decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore posted 23 August 2006 in Member Written Worksthe decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

good side? sure. as long as you don;t like manowar, we're golden. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


the decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore posted 24 August 2006 in Member Written Worksthe decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:28gsp4hh
What do you mean by manowar. I am not familar with that expression.[/quote:28gsp4hh]
they're a band. a terrible one.

[img:28gsp4hh]http&#58;//ejournal&#46;eduprojects&#46;net/lip414/media/manowar&#46;jpg[/img:28gsp4hh]
[img:28gsp4hh]http&#58;//www&#46;ross-the-boss&#46;com/bands/manowar/igrcover&#46;jpg[/img:28gsp4hh]


not to be mistaken with the portugese man o' war, a poisonous siphonophore which is often mistaken for a jellyfish.

[img:28gsp4hh]http&#58;//upload&#46;wikimedia&#46;org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Portuguese_man_of_war&#46;jpg[/img:28gsp4hh] view post


Rome posted 29 August 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionRome by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

booo is it on any other station than HBO? view post


the decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore posted 29 August 2006 in Member Written Worksthe decapitating adventures of the merry chainswhore by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i actually sat through a manowar concert.. how? i don;t know. but they were total jerks. they were having people kicked out for crowdsurfing and hitting on 14 yr old girls.. they're scum. view post


Fantasy posted 29 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

you know, i was just thinking that it was great that the spammers at left these discussion forums alone and only spammed the off topic.,.. but then i see this. die spam! view post


Rome posted 30 August 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionRome by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

ahh will do.. i saw ads for it when i was at my mum's house, and i've been wanting to see it. view post


Fantasy posted 30 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

<!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:265yako2
Do not worry some day they will all die and be seen no more on this forum.[/quote:265yako2]

shows what you know! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


Fantasy posted 30 August 2006 in Literature DiscussionFantasy by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> i know, i'm just being silly. work is boring. -yawn- view post


&quot;Have you ever met someone who is smarter than you?&quo posted 12 September 2006 in Philosophy Discussion&quot;Have you ever met someone who is smarter than you?&quo by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i voted yes before i even read your post.


with the amount of stupid people in the world, i can;t imagine so many people answering 'no.' view post


September 11th posted 13 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i wasn;t really affected by it.. on 9/11 i made sure to avoid newspapers, tv, and people. view post


r.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series posted 14 September 2006 in Literature Discussionr.a. salvatore's war of the spider queen series by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i haven;t read the drizzt series, but i have read a few other forgotten realms books. the spider queen ones i like so much better, probably just cos i like the drow so much. view post


September 11th posted 18 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:39bj4eh3
Gierra I thought that was your normal behaviour. I mean avoiding people and news papers.[/quote:39bj4eh3]

ya, you got me there. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


&quot;Have you ever met someone who is smarter than you?&quo posted 18 September 2006 in Philosophy Discussion&quot;Have you ever met someone who is smarter than you?&quo by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i think you;re all smarter than me. view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 22 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

hi guys. it's felt pretty crummy in here with all these spam threads..



help! destroy them! eat their babies!
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uh, yes, carry on then.

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September 11th posted 22 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

ok, i'll try to be serious for once.

when it happened, my job had me starting at 1 om, so i was not even awake yet. my mum called me, in tears, and mumbled something about an attack but couldn;t say much more. i ran upstairs to flip on the tv and for about half an hour, the news would only show them talking about re-routing planes and stuff about pearson airport, but they never mentioned what happened.

finally they showed some footage and i was astonished. my personal opinions of amaerica aside, i remember thinking how terrible it was. my mum has family that live in the states, albeit in california, but she also has many friends who live in the states of new york and pennsylvania. it never affected any of my family directly, and i can;t imagine what it must have been like for those that it did.

when i read through this thread i'm happy to see that while it was a terrible event, that it had some good in changing how many people viewed their lives and how they are with their family, and so on. shit happens, and no matter how terrible it is, life has to go on and people have to learn something from it.

it's sad to see that it has affected way too many people in the opposite fashion, making them full of only anger and hatred and grief, making them want to go to war. although, perhaps i would feel differently if it were to have happened in toronto, and my family had been included in the deathtoll. view post


September 11th posted 22 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i dunno.. i thought we always told kids not to fight back with bullies, that you should ignore them, that violence is not an answer. ha! who am i kidding? view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 25 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

they're from another board that i frequent.. view post


September 11th posted 25 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

in short: i agree.

in long: i have filled my quota of serious opinions and am returning to being a sarcastic bitch. view post


September 11th posted 26 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

well really, if you start poking a dog in the eye with a stick, you can;t be so surprised when he lunges at you and bites your face off.

eh? view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 26 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

it shall remain nameless! there's too much damning evidence about me there.. wouldn;t want to go ruining the mystique. <!-- s:x --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mad.gif" alt=":x" title="Mad" /><!-- s:x --> view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 26 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> and that's the way i'd like to keep it. if you guys knew that i was really a smart, sweet, funny girl who cares very much about people, i wouldn;t be nearly as fun, now would i? view post


September 11th posted 26 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i love how people assume it's about oil. um, canada is americas largest supplier of oil. are they gonna invade us next in their 'war on terrorism'?

the problem, i think, is that america is made up of people who left places like the middle east and africa and asia for something better. so they assume that everyone else wants this 'spmething better' too and feel the need to interfere in shit that aint their business.

while the middle east has always had problems between muslims, jews and christians, it really hasn;t been this bad (excluding the crusades). the united states simply cannot accept that another culture can be correct along side of them. they fight for democracy, but fail to realise that not everyone wants it. view post


just wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! posted 27 September 2006 in Off-Topic Discussionjust wanted a topic that wasn;t spam! by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:fx6q54w4
I did not think about that. let me ask did you write that post with or without your chainsaw in hand.[/quote:fx6q54w4]

<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> i wish. i post from work. all i have is a shredder and some 3-hole punches.

but soon, i will reunite with my beloved saw.

and you will never find the board! mwahahahahahahacough view post


September 11th posted 27 September 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionSeptember 11th by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:1bkg7pk0
True freedom and democracy can only come from within and not from without. I believe we fear a united Middle Eastern military front and what they could do and would be willing to do.[/quote:1bkg7pk0]

i'll bet that's true. but in that case, why make up some bullshit, why not be upfront about it. i guess that's my biggest problem with the american government. they hide so much of their motives and their actions that you can bever really be sure what they're up to.

all i can say, tho, is that all great world powers have risen and fallen.. view post


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