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by crystal_owl
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 461378

Re: WoWzers!

Hey there, I was wondering if you guys could help me out for a minute? I've got to buy Christmas presents for all our new in-laws, and one of the daughters is a massive WoWer. Could you guys recommend a great present for a WoW player? I can only spend around £10/$15 so things like the keyboard adapt...
by crystal_owl
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Random, but I wanted to share - I'm currently working in a medical library, and I am the type to keep opening the books and flipping through even if it is occasionally terrifying/gross (crushed hand, anyone?). Today, though, I came across the gynaecology section and my word, it is fascinating! I mea...
by crystal_owl
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

I didn't actually run! Sungura, I am sad we missed meeting each other! We could have done Women Thread high fives! Next time I will make sure someone takes pictures before I have to leave, although I am actually quite enjoying the enigmatic air this is giving me. In years to come children will whisp...
by crystal_owl
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I think I probably fit into the 'finely scultped' category for eyebrows - I've had them done by a professional since I was about 16. They have an ok shape naturally but if left alone they'd meet in the middle, which I hate (on me, I hasten to add). I'm not very good at shaping them myself so I get t...
by crystal_owl
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

That sounds so awesome! I was sorting out my makeup earlier and apart from green I don't have any bright colours anymore - I'm going to ask for this for Christmas so I can play!
by crystal_owl
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

My hair is a lot lighter now, but here's what I look like;
Spoiler:
Image

I'll be wearing a bright purple coat and looking confused!
by crystal_owl
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

OBrien wrote:That particular Cafe Nero has about 20 customers at the best of times, middayish on a Friday shouldn't be too buisy.

You mean Saturday. I agree though, it isn't usually too full. I'll probably hover awkwardly by the entrance until I recognise someone, so here's hoping this works.
by crystal_owl
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sungura - without seeing your eyes I can't give better advice, but have you tried really vibrant colours? Different people's eyelids do fold differently so if less of yours shows normally try making more of a statement of it. GraphiteGirl - I actually ended up going to the professional makeup shop i...
by crystal_owl
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I love makeup - I find it fun to put on and experiment with, and I find it does brighten up my face a bit as I have quite short eyelashes and an uneven skin tone, though actually I finally seem to have found a skincare regime that's taking care of that. For a long time I wouldn't go out without basi...
by crystal_owl
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Aaeriele, that looks lovely! Are you wearing lip gloss? Your lips looks gorgeous! You've got a nice even skin tone too, and I know this sounds odd but you have really good bone structure! Something else occured to me as I was putting mascara on just now - my brother has the most amazing eyelashes, w...
by crystal_owl
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

We all rock this week! Drinks all round!
by crystal_owl
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Yesterday was a good day for me and irrational fears! I've been really wanting to go swimming for a while but because hearing aids aren't water proof I can't wear them in the pool, so I've never actually been swimming by myself before. So yesterday I decided to take the plunge (no pun intended) and ...
by crystal_owl
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Ahh, I really want to give you a hug right now! I'm just happy at the thought of you being so happy finding nice makeup and jeans and getting teary in the shop. I'm a sentimental little thing! :P
by crystal_owl
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

Birmingham New Street Station. Entering the main foyer of the station from the platforms you'll see some escalators going up - these go up to the Pallasades Shopping Centre. Go up and turn right - there's a wide corridor lined with shops leading to the Bullring with a big Debenhams at the end. Caffe...
by crystal_owl
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Try out the foundation on the inside of your wrist - you're looking for it to blend in smoothly and offer light coverage. If it looks orangey or pale then try a different shade. The best way to apply liquid foundation is with a foundation brush - you can get really nice ones that are expensive, so f...
by crystal_owl
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

It wasn't the train station I suggested, it was Caffe Nero...confused now, where are we meeting?

I'll be the small girl wearing a purple coat and black boots.

EDIT: If anyone tries to maim me I will maim you back. I have sharp teeth.
by crystal_owl
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The general consensus with IUDs seems to be that finding an understanding doctor is half the battle, so keep asking. I used to be on Yasmin until my migranes meant I had to stop taking the Pill, and it made my shark weeks much more bearable as well - they were lighter and it completely stopped the c...
by crystal_owl
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

So, by my count so far it's me, Plasma Man, RoadieRich, sixes_and_sevens and and possibly Whelan. Anyone else?
by crystal_owl
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:28 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google is down, but only for me.
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Google is down, but only for me.

Huh... I reset the wireless router and Google has come happily back as if it had never gone away. Touchy little laptop. :?
by crystal_owl
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google is down, but only for me.
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Google is down, but only for me.

It just says 'Problem loading page - the connection was reset'. I'm using Safari, my parents are using Firefox, both running Windows.
by crystal_owl
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Google is down, but only for me.
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Google is down, but only for me.

None of the computers in my house will access any Google powered sites since yesterday evening, so at first I assumed Google was having a temporary crash. However after looking into it more it seems it's just me - my Mum has been able to access Google from work with no problems. Can anyone explain h...
by crystal_owl
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I'm late to the party on this one, but Jessica, I love your tattoo! One of the best I've seen in terms of really meaning something. Shivahn, make sure you post pictures of this pendant when you make it!
by crystal_owl
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Have you tried googling the specific brand for reviews/instructions? That's what I always do when I'm unsure about a purchase. Some reviewers even go so far as to create instructional YouTube videos but that seems less likely in the care of armpit hair removal...
by crystal_owl
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Kithplana, major props! That must have taken a lot of strength, good on you for seeing it through.

jmrz, that's a really cute outfit! I really like the way you've tied the scarf.
by crystal_owl
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I don't use any kind of birth control as I'm celibate but it's such a relief to me to hear of people talking about ways other than the pill. I was on a few different types of the pill in my early teens as Shark Week cramps were so bad and the pill can help regulate that, and for that it worked perfe...
by crystal_owl
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

Whelan wrote:I happen to know of a flashmob being organised at the bullring for the 23rd if anyone's interested in that.

Tell me more...
by crystal_owl
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Birmingham
Replies: 180
Views: 151373

Re: [UK] Birmingham

It's in the Pallasades/Bullring link up - from New Street Station you go up the escalators and turn right, walking towards Debenhams in the Bullring. Caffe Nero is at the end.
by crystal_owl
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

*Hugs* for everyone with hormonal sadness. I can't really help other than offering internet cuddles...
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Moom tastes good and I once had to ask a roommate to stop eating it.

You should absolutely submit this sentence to the testimonial section on their website! :lol:
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 32246

Re: Where has rock gone?

Cheers guys. I'll have a listen to Mothership - might as well start with what they consider their best stuff.
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)
Replies: 126
Views: 32658

Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

Yeah...I remember being disappointed at Anya dying in the Buffy finale as at that point rumours of a film were still rife and it wouldn't be as much fun without her. I late found out that Emma Caulfield actually asked them to kill her on screen as she didn't want to be in any spin-offs, try...
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sounds the same as me, Sungura. Having fast-growing hair is great on my head as I don't have to worry about it being cut too short (I like it long) as it'll grow back so fast, but when it comes to legs and underarms I wish it would just slow down. Especially my underarms as I like sleeveless t-shirt...
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A year of reading from home.
Replies: 7
Views: 2488

Re: A year of reading from home.

I'd basically have to have someone hold them hostage for me. I just don't think I have the willpower/incentive to keep it up for an entire year. Someone else do it and report back! :lol:
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've not come across Moom before but a bit of googling has got me interested. I usually shave simply because it's so quick but my legs often feel a little irritated afterwards and it grows back quickly. I had a salon wax once but it was expensive and not that impressive, and the one time I bought so...
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)
Replies: 126
Views: 32658

Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

One is an ex-watcher, haunted with the fact that he betrayed his best friend by kidnapping his son. The other is a singing demon from another dimension, who can read minds. They Fight Crime!

I cannot think of a single person who wouldn't watch that show.
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

_jess, you're absolutely right, it is awesome how the Woman Thread helps. This is my second period using entirely tampons and when I think back to the days when I was too nervous even to try them...this thread has had a real practical impact! We're a lucky bunch of ladies.
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Bluh, just had a weirdly heavy flow - completely soaked through to the point of leakage one of the regular sized tampons that usually lasts at least several hours. Guess my uterus at least gets points for enthusiasm this month?
by crystal_owl
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3136278

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

That's so exciting! It sounds like your wedding is going to be beautiful and really fun too - a campfire is such a great reception idea! I love that blue, you're going to look gorgeous. Squee away!
by crystal_owl
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 32246

Re: Where has rock gone?

Question for those who know rock - I'm wanting to try out some Led Zeppelin and see how I like it, which album would be a good one to start with? My current favourite rock album is Rage Against the Machine if that's at all relevant.
by crystal_owl
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 96411

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

I am a massive fan of Lo-Ball, Pauley Perrett's (Abby in NCIS) old band. All-girl rock bands may not have the best success rate, but these guys were awesome, I have as many of their songs as I could find on the interwebs.

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