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bio website fanfiction.net/~ainekoyokai
location United States
age 22
visits member for 1 year, 7 months
seen Mar 26 at 23:27

I tend to ask extremely stupid questions. Yes, they're stupid because the answer is usually right in front of me 99.9% of the time! (Even if I insist, at first, that it isn't!)

One really big peeve I've realized, I dislike it when someone says something is wrong based off of the usage being uncommon. Think outside the box, and a new world of usage may surprise you! (I still haven't the faintest clue if I'm being sarcastic or not with that last bit...? Ah, yes, slightly sarcastic.) I also dislike when people suggest diminishing a nice set of vocabulary just because the words are not used often in today's time. It sickens me when I see this.

  • I love to read
  • I love to write
  • I love music
  • I love making [pointless] hobby sites
  • And nothing gets between me and raspberries ;)

I've been stuck on writing three different books since I was 17. Keeping that in mind... I know, realistically, I'm probably never going to be an amazing author and will have to die with the dream of being a best-seller still in my head. Thankfully, I have this great interest in web 'design'. I hate using that word, because most people who say 'Oh yeah, I'm totally into web design', are the same people using Dreamweaver or some other WYSIWYG program instead of opening up a trusty notepad-like blank document and getting down and dirty with coding.
(Loved-ones say I'm spectacular with assumptions...)

Along with making pointless hobby sites, writing amateur poetry (out of a collection, I have only maybe about 5 that I am particularly proud of), and being sick with writers' block, I'm a huge sucker for reading and writing fanfiction. (Go figure, no writers' block there--for the most part.)

I tend to make really bad/stupid/careless jokes. (Bad having a multitude of meanings, hence dash word dash... XD)

There is more about me that I'd like to share, but I think I've blabbered long enough. You all have a great one!


Oct
11
comment “My wife and I's seafood collaboration dinner”
+1 I thought it would have been incorrect as well. You wouldn't say (alone) "I's seafood" or "I seafood" (unless it was "I see food") but you'd say "My seafood platter". The 'up' was because this posed as an interesting question, regardless of what someone else would have thought as a bad one. (And I happen to like the answer that was nearly deemed unanswerable.)
Oct
11
answered Usage of the word “denominator”
Oct
11
comment Friendlier way to express you paid for a person's drink/dinner and expect it to be paid back
@DJClayworth I wish I had your friends because This one's on me implies strings attached. As in, this one is on me until I ask something of you.
Oct
10
revised What's the meaning of “down to a T”?
fixed the question, added a tag
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on What's the meaning of “down to a T”?
Oct
10
comment “A good memory” vs. “good memories”
I have to disagree with the very first sentence of your answer. I agree with it in the sense that one wouldn't "produce" that sentence when speaking of "imperfect recollections", however one would and could use that sentence when speaking of a bad childhood. (I'm just stating this because your first sentence is slightly misleading. For what OP is asking, it isn't the correct sentence, but I don't think generally speaking, it is okay for you to imply that it is a sentence a native speaker wouldn't ever use.)
Oct
10
awarded  Excavator
Oct
10
comment What's the meaning of “down to a T”?
Theo, would you mind fixing your question to say "What's the meaning of down to a T"?
Oct
10
revised What is a “thread of a bow” called?
corrected the title and included what kind of bow was meant
Oct
10
suggested suggested edit on What is a “thread of a bow” called?
Oct
10
comment What's the meaning of “down to a T”?
@StoneyB Maybe this question could be edited to "Meaning of down to a T"?
Oct
10
comment “The author is by Katherine Patterson” — what is the term for the error in this sentence?
Do you think you can give us more information--what error was made? Depending, your student either a) meant 'book' and not 'author or b) added in an extra word 'by'. That would be more helpful for identifying the term you're looking for.
Oct
10
awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
9
comment Looking for a word for concealment of faults
Would you mind the phrase 'smoke and mirrors'? I have to agree with coleopterist. I say this because you don't seem too sure about what you're asking. I say that because the answers you received can go for different tones depending on how you plan on using them.
Oct
8
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
@J.R. ^-^ I should have figured that one; apologies.
Oct
8
revised Someone who forms their own opinion
added 157 characters in body
Oct
8
answered Someone who forms their own opinion
Oct
8
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
@J.R. I wasn't speaking of those instances. I was speaking of the current one, and only of the current one. And that usage of of is different in comparison to OP's question.
Oct
7
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
Well, you can knock one of them off the list. "The Someone Like You of Adele" just sounds horribly awkward to the ear.