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steampunkgrrrl
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« Reply #875 on: May 26, 2009, 06:37:56 pm »

Well, what would you rather do? *besides f**k her brains out* There it is again with the brains......  Wink

Well I suppose that applies to most lasses I meet (let's not get onto the subject of my libido), but then we in a civilised society quell such impulses as a matter of manners. Tongue

No, I mean why not go out for a good dinner? Or enjoy a quiet drink in a comfortable establishment or, -if we're talking about the lass of my dreams here-  work with me on some new music. ^_^

Thank you. My idea of a night out would be just that. Nice dinner, a drink, not a lot of noise. I've never been with a guy who was really into music, so I would just imagine myself being his groupie or whatever. I'm into music, but if you asked me anything about composition, my eyes would get glassy. I would probably be reading a book or whatever or saying "that's good" or "that's not".
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« Reply #876 on: May 26, 2009, 06:44:06 pm »

Well, what would you rather do? *besides f**k her brains out* There it is again with the brains......  Wink
With a female I would like to go for a walk in our steampunk finery in the woods or a park, somewhere with nature and trees and have her point out and tell me things I did not already know Smiley for example: "Hey the sap of this tree here can be used as headache medicine Cheesy"

I would also like to go with her to my laboratory and play video games Grin
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« Reply #877 on: May 26, 2009, 06:47:22 pm »

for example: "Hey the sap of this tree here can be used as headache medicine :

Nah that's Willow bark, natural asprin! Cheesy And you can drill into the core of a silver birch and drink the juice. But I only know that last one from watching too much Ray mears  Cheesy  What a useful man he is!
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« Reply #878 on: May 26, 2009, 07:58:50 pm »

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I'm sick of women who's idea of a good night out is standing in a room full of other sweaty morons having awful commercial rave tracks hammered into their fake-diamond embellished ears.

That comment sounds as though it was founded on ignorance.  I mean no disrespect but the girl you describe there has never heard a "rave track".   "Commercial rave track" is an oxymoron.  Rave music is made in garages and bedrooms.  It's pressed onto vinyl or MP3; media which the "mass media" either rejects or hasn't really adopted.  And is then consumed in a manner completely incongruent with "commercialism".

Calling the over-commercialized electronic pop music coming out of Europe "Rave Music" makes as much sense as slapping a few broken cogs onto an earring and calling it steampunk.

Baggy pants and a glow stick do not a raver make.  Just as a waistcoat and a pair of goggles do not a steampunk make.

My apologies but you hit a nerve when you don't give other underground cultures the same respect you give our own.




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« Reply #879 on: May 27, 2009, 08:17:17 am »

Intelligent converstaion would really depend on the topic. Using myself as an example, if it concerns politics, advanced science , most proper literature and the like, then forget it, I have little understanding of any of them so an intelligent conversation is out the window. And since most Steampunks I've encountered on here if nothing else, all have a tendency to like those things, well there's a reason not to bother right there. If it concerns making stuff, art,  fiddling and so on, animals, the environment, possibly some select film and TV, then I'm fine.

I couldn't have a conversation about proper literature, or politics. I can do some advanced science, as long as its mostly biological, and there isn't too much maths involved. I don't think I'm really after "intelligence" but "intellectual curiosity". Even if you don't understand a particular subject as long as you have the desire to learn, and do not dismiss it out of hand as geeky or boring, then that's enough to be able to have reasonably intelligent conversations.
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« Reply #880 on: May 27, 2009, 08:59:07 am »

For me, intelligence is taking what you already know, which needn't be much, and developing new ideas from it and applying them constructively. By that definition, it's a rare and glorious thing. It allows you to explore anything and everything in as much depth as you want, without part of you going, "This isn't really my area of expertise, I don't know every minute detail, or what to do with this information, let's get out of here." I'm not particularly intelligent by my own definition. Instead I've created an illusion of intelligence - trivia. I think a lot of people who can converse at length about maths/science/whathaveyou are probably just reciting facts and are not really having a conversation. This method works just as well most of the time with other people (it can be just as intimidating and boring, for instance), but I'd like to meet someone with that spark of real intelligence and the curiousity Mr. Godfrey brought up which most people around me lack. I probably don't deserve to, come to think of it, but hey, I can dream.
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« Reply #881 on: May 27, 2009, 10:44:52 am »

last few pages have made me think a little and to be honest I'm wondering how many people are possibly misusing "intelligence" when talking about attractive traits in a person? I'll include myself in this to start with as I really hope I haven't done this but fear I might..

"I like intelligent people" is an easy phrase to write but (certainly in my case at least) it doesn't mean that I'm only interested in relationships with people who've achieved a specific level of education or only people who're able to debate at length on modern politics, scientific design, or a.n.other subject.

For me personally, what I'm actually meaning is "I appreciate people with strong interests" or "I'm attracted to people who have passions".. by which I mean, I tend to find a person much more attractive if they have an area/field/interest/hobby/cause/whatever that they feel strongly or passionate about..

..don't really care what the thing is (unless it's stamp collecting.. *points at the weirdos* Smiley ) and it doesn't have to be something that I've previously been interested in myself, in fact it could be even better if it's something I've not been interested in before, the important part is that they have an interest/passion and are open to the possibility of sharing/explaining it with another person.

the main thing that I find unattractive is people who aren't interested in anything.

'course I may be completely wrong for other people.. other people may have mental "you must be at least this brainy to ride.." markers Smiley

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« Reply #882 on: May 27, 2009, 12:35:32 pm »

Just jumping back to the rave thing (waving my glowsticks madly)- personaly someone into rave is definitely a good thing in my books.
My two main things I like in a person: being happy to dance, and can/will hold both a decent intelligent conversation, and a decent frivolous one. Naturaly many other things feature, and to have these doesn't mean I'll find someone attractive -but its a good indicator!

I'm sick of women who's idea of a good night out is standing in a room full of other sweaty morons having awful commercial rave tracks hammered into their fake-diamond embellished ears.
To be honest people are often treated a bit too harshly- if you go to some these places (ok there are better places to go to, but none the less)  people there can be quite cool, and although there will be always be a few morons, most people won't be too bad. Also face it- when people get very drunk everyone is a bit stupid Grin
indie music clubs however are a different matter all together.... Undecided
Anyway Huzzah for glowsticks, huzzah for dimanties, Huzzah for the dancefloor!
*stands up for magpie sensibilities*

oh yeah, i'm not single any more!
Dear sir I feel you are obliged to elaborate  Grin
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« Reply #883 on: May 27, 2009, 01:54:36 pm »

It's official, I will never date a steampunk. Considering the amount of intelligence requests you see ( and not just here by the by ) there's no point. I thought "normal" men were hellishly picky but this lot take the proverbial piss sometimes.

i have a similar (if not entirely opposite) problem. i find myself plagued with a (literally) genius-level IQ. most of the folks that fancy me try too hard to feign intelligence. or they seem to expect me to pace about with a book balanced atop my head quoting Socrates and Plato when i'm much happier to paint my toes and pick out shiny lip glosses. *sigh* and the steamy gents here are not interested in me whatsoever. *double-sigh*

and yes, i think it's human nature to be overly picky. with the steamy gents i've encountered i'm either not steamy enough or too steamy or not goth enough or not tall enough or too curvy or too witty or not pithy enough et cetera et cetera ad infinitum. i have decided that i will surround myself with things that make me happy instead so that when i inevitably reach spinsterhood, at least i won't be bored...
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« Reply #884 on: May 27, 2009, 01:58:03 pm »

Well said, Mr Karoshi! You'll do well, now that you've said that, to attract the ladies. (Or gents?)

*grins* it's the ladies that hold my eye Captain, to badly paraphrase the Dwarf "they have all those inny and outty bits that i find fascinating" Cheesy

heh, i can wind myself up to being (or at least appearing) eloquent and thoughtful through the medium of the internet as it gives me a reply button and a good hour to think about what i want to say, sadly without the benefit of a keyboard I can barely string a sentence together when faced with a person I don't know.. looks, wit and confidence are things i've merely read about Smiley
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« Reply #885 on: May 27, 2009, 01:59:14 pm »

I don't see why you *wouldn't* be fine. You sound like a very intelligent young woman. ^_^ I'm a geek, so it's a fit for me to know about that stuff. Not *all* of the steampunk guys are geeks.....I guess...... Undecided

that's another thing...what if you're not geeky? i'm sure i have the tendency somewhere in my programming, but not anywhere that i can get to it readily. i'm the girl who doesn't play video games and isn't ensconced in science fiction books and movies. i'm a fashion person, without the "vapid whore" aftertaste. what's a girl to do?
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« Reply #886 on: May 27, 2009, 02:24:04 pm »

I just find it odd that of all the things you could find attractive in a woman, we´re being critizised for finding intelligence attractive. It would be another matter if we focused on the elsewhere mentioned "epic boobs". I wish more women were attracted to intelligence. You can have a great conversation with someone, but when you mention you study physics they take a step back like you told them you´ve got leprosy.
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« Reply #887 on: May 29, 2009, 07:10:50 pm »

I had to walk something like 12 miles in boot that hadn't broken in *quite* enough on a field trip. We walked up a small valley, taking measurements of dip & strike every hundred feet or so. When we got to the end, the lecturer told us he'd been somewhat optimistic in choosing 3 streams to examine. So he had us go up a steep (70 degree) slope. at the top, we took a bearing...010, and went. It didn't matter what was in the way, another stream, more steep slopes, a few mires, he just led us on that bearing for hours.

And I ended up with a sort of infected blistery thing on my ankle 'cos of it.

I really don't know where I'm going with this post...

Gawghrf! That's aweful.

I had to do something like that for my Biology coursework. Wandering around the hills and dales and along the coast of south devon in the most amusingly named "Slapton Ley" center. I found, though, that everyone around me was suffering wet feet, smelly sweat-drenched jumpers, bug bites, and problems involving hair straighteners.
I kept my hair up in a pony tail, wore thermals, and walking boots. I was the best prepared... and the least acknowleged.
But I proved my hypothesis!! Just got to see how my coursework comes out...

To be on topic, yes, I'm single, but I have an absolute interest, and I hope I won't be soon. So long as my phone sticks with me and stops rejecting my outgoing texts...
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« Reply #888 on: June 04, 2009, 10:16:53 pm »

I figured out what I want to give her as a bouquet...

But I daren't say, as she belongs to this forum. She might read it. It's bad enough I can't help but let on what I want to do, it's just that I'm so very excited I'd just internally combust if I didn't tell someone!

But it's certainly going to be lovely, and it's going to have a poignant meaning.
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« Reply #889 on: June 05, 2009, 02:08:59 am »

oh the harrowed heart doth cloud thine mind with illusions of grandeur and companions.
Duly note that thou hath not but what thou allow thine self to receive.
Relinquish not thine efforts! The wind whispers tales of promise and hope.
Make them not tall.
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« Reply #890 on: June 05, 2009, 02:55:45 am »

drunken ramble] There are two main problems I seem to have: one, that I seem to have no ability to follow things up-I'm fine on the phone with close friends, then I can talk for hours, but whenever I'm given a number I'm still useless...
two, I always seem t end up involved with people who are on the boarder of sanity/in not such a good way.
Both these were demonstrated tonnight, r in the case of the former, will be displayed tomorow- any advice on calling people back, as it seems an endless stubling point for me...

oh the harrowed heart doth cloud thine mind with illusions of grandeur and companions.
Duly note that thou hath not but what thou allow thine self to receive.
Relinquish not thine efforts! The wind whispers tales of promise and hope.
Make them not tall.

Modern translation:

MOAR
The chan of 4 will get you nowhere, best you a bandon its ways if you wish to get anywhere in the world my friendd

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ps. Goiod night.
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steampunkgrrrl
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« Reply #891 on: June 06, 2009, 03:53:08 pm »

Where all the sh*t passes through. Gotcha.

Okay, a query. I met up with a guy a few weeks ago for coffee and we talked for a while. I've been talking to him via internet (before and after), and I've been waiting for him to bring up that we should meet again for whatever. So, my question is should I ask him out again, or should I just sit back and wait? How aggressive should I be? Or is he even really interested in me at all?
 Huh
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« Reply #892 on: June 06, 2009, 03:59:09 pm »


Okay, a query. I met up with a guy a few weeks ago for coffee and we talked for a while. I've been talking to him via internet (before and after), and I've been waiting for him to bring up that we should meet again for whatever. So, my question is should I ask him out again, or should I just sit back and wait? How aggressive should I be? Or is he even really interested in me at all?
 Huh

a female opinion - i'm assuming he has all of your contact information, yes? i say ask him out but only one time. if he's vague or noncommittal, cut him loose. he may genuinely be shy. but this sounds like a wicked case of cold feet - don't waste the pretty.

*yes, i'm jaded and choosy, but i'm happy that way*
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« Reply #893 on: June 06, 2009, 04:33:06 pm »

Reni: I was thinking the same thing. If he wanted to meet up with me, then he would. If not, then he's not interested. I'll ask him one more time and see what happens. If nothing happens, oh well, I've got a friend. If something does, wonderful.

I dunno, I didn't want to come off as really aggressive, so I really didn't know how to let this one play out.
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Don't waste the pretty.....I like that. ^_^
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« Reply #894 on: June 06, 2009, 05:46:53 pm »

Reni: I was thinking the same thing. If he wanted to meet up with me, then he would. If not, then he's not interested. I'll ask him one more time and see what happens. If nothing happens, oh well, I've got a friend. If something does, wonderful.

I dunno, I didn't want to come off as really aggressive, so I really didn't know how to let this one play out.
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Don't waste the pretty.....I like that. ^_^

that's the best attitude to have, in my opinion.

and "don't waste the pretty" is actually cribbed from Greg Behrendt. i decided long ago that my love life is an abysmal waste of eyeliner. so i've stopped expending energy toward it. i'll let the universe decide for me. in the meantime, i'll keep doing the things that make me happy and if the proverbial "one" appears, boy howdy! if not, boy howdy!
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« Reply #895 on: June 09, 2009, 01:41:46 am »

I to find that slow and steady does make a sound foundation for whatever comes your way.
like concrete, it has to set before you can build on it.



on a personal note:
apparently, a lady friend of mine may be taking a fancy to me.
I have no idea what to do. She and I are good friends, but, I'm not entirely sure whether I'm (I stumbled for words here) willing? to move any further. As previously noted, I can not handle personal contact very well, but for very trusted people, I'm willing. The few who I actually trust helped me through my darkest time. It ended up with me in the hospital, a bunch of people pissed off, and many many psychologist trips afterwards. Not only do I don't think I'm stable enough yet, but, I'm pretty sure it was the personal contact that led to what happened in the first place.
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« Reply #896 on: June 10, 2009, 02:28:34 am »

Dr Hastings, I wouldn't dream of saying "I know how you feel" (because I don't) but I know some of the situation you speak of. Had a very messy break up with my fiance in September that left me completely destroyed and led to me almost getting committed for mental health issues after I drove my car into a bridge (by accident, but they thought it was intentional). I still don't entirely trust anybody in a relationship context anymore, as much as I wish I could...

Singleness sucks. But at least I get plenty of time to practice and get my work done.

AND the bitch STILL has one of my guitars.

But WOOT for everyone finding someone! It's nice to see other people happy Cheesy
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« Reply #897 on: June 10, 2009, 06:09:09 am »

Dr Hastings, I wouldn't dream of saying "I know how you feel" (because I don't) but I know some of the situation you speak of. Had a very messy break up with my fiance in September that left me completely destroyed and led to me almost getting committed for mental health issues after I drove my car into a bridge (by accident, but they thought it was intentional). I still don't entirely trust anybody in a relationship context anymore, as much as I wish I could...

Singleness sucks. But at least I get plenty of time to practice and get my work done.

AND the bitch STILL has one of my guitars.

But WOOT for everyone finding someone! It's nice to see other people happy Cheesy
I'd rather not talk about some of the things I've done, or, not in a public thread, a pm would suffice better. And its not her fault, I never really trusted people all that well before. She just, didn't help. And no, I don't blame you for not say "I know how you feel" But I'm sure I could describe it in ways you would. And as for singleness, it's not so bad, but again, I'd have to describe how I feel in laymen terms to get it into proper form.
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« Reply #898 on: June 10, 2009, 03:29:24 pm »

I've seen the adverts for geek 2 geek.....but I'm pretty leery of the whole mess.  Huh

I hear what your saying Steampunkgrrl...me too, but ack...blah...nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose *shrugs* Will let you know how it goes...I know my luck on regular dating sites hasn't been successful, what so ever...tons of losers out there. You just have to be super duper selective...if anyone doesn't "spell" very good, then you know they are more than likely illiterate, or don't have a grasp of the engrish langerage, cause they are foreign and are probably from some country like Africa, and is a God Fearing man looking to immigrate to your country. LOL!
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« Reply #899 on: June 11, 2009, 04:06:04 am »

*sigh* Oh conundrum, why must thou rear thine ugly head my way? The lady I did talk about earlier, she most definitely fancies me, and her parents do like me, but, I know not whether I be ready or not. I want to say yes, I really do. But, I just spent the whole day depressed and not eating, and that makes me worry that I would do harm to her.
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