prodigy: Julius Caesar from HBO's Rome painted and adorned for his triumph. (it was a wicked and wild wind)
Dad: Can yoyu translate "mutatis mutandis"?

me: yeah, it's an idiom - meaning, roughly, changing what is to be changed, or changing what must be changed
only the necessary changes

Dad: you googled it? :D

me: nah, but i didn't translate it either
i recognized it
so i can't really take the credit
taking a crack at the grammar from scratch though, it's not a complete sentence, but then again, most things like this aren't
it's like, a clause you'd put in a sentence about something else to qualify it
(it's funny you should ask, i'm reading a novel right now about greek/latin/classics students at a college)

Dad: can you translate "I came... I saw... I made bugs" ?

Me: haha okay
hmm
i don't know the declension for insectum off the top of my head, so i'm going to assume it's... 3rd, i think
veni, vidi, feci insecta
if you literally mean bugs as in the creepy crawlies
and not 'mistakes'

Dad: thanks :)

Me: perhaps if you're making a programming language
err, programming reference

Dad: yeah

Me: what you're looking for is veni, vidi, feci errata

Dad: "bugs" would be "defects"

Me: yeah, i'd go with errata

Dad: ok!




ETA
: ... later that same day...


prodigy: Bobby's helmet with text "Wot's all this then?!" (wot)
[personal profile] metonymy  10:30 pm
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78687

[personal profile] prodigy  10:41 pm
Oh man, did not see your IM!

[personal profile] metonymy  10:41 pm
It's okay!

[personal profile] prodigy  10:42 pm
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.

[personal profile] metonymy  10:43 pm
I HAD TO SHARE

[personal profile] prodigy  10:43 pm
actor Hugh Jackman will be headlining it, playing Jean Valjean.

[personal profile] metonymy  10:43 pm
DID I BREAK YOU?
OH SHIT
D:

[personal profile] prodigy  10:43 pm
WHO AM I???
WHO AM IIIIIIIIII???????????
I'M SEXY JEAN VALJEANNNNNNNNNNNN

So. Yes. There was that. There was also rumor talk of Paul Bettany for Javert here, and it says a lot for me that my first reaction was not "wat" but was "wait, does he have the right vocal range?" and then "can he sing?" Not that it stopped them with Gerard Butler

In other news, for the David Gemmel Legend Award auction Scott Lynch is auctioning off a cameo in one of his books. It starts at $20, which tempts me in terms of cheeky excuses to introduce yourself to famous people. I prefer excuses that don't cost indeterminate amounts of money, and anyway, there's something inherently sad about having to pay to get the attention of someone whose writing you admire. Okay, I lie, my main reservation is wondering whether or not I would get to write my own physical description, or if I am just sending a photo here. I am concerned about the photo possibility. I am concerned that the keen eye of Scott Lynch, given the opportunity to describe me, may pen a tertiary character with adjectives which are not "handsome" and "roguish" but "twinky" and "creepy-looking" and "bitch-faced." I can't be the only one who thinks about these things.
prodigy: "Blondie" from Leone's Old West trilogy accompanied by Pikachu. (Default)
This is funny enough that I don't care that like three people actually have any idea what we're talking about.

[personal profile] prodigy: I chose kismeses because IT IS THE SUEIEST DESTINY BACKGROUND
DESTINED FOREVER TO LOVE AND HATE ONE ANOTHER
LIKE JASPER CARLUS AND SUSANA MOLINA. IN THE AU HIS BORED MOIRAIL RICKAR EVERIT JUST MADE UP.

[personal profile] relia: YESSSSSSSSSSS
JASPER CARLUS

[personal profile] prodigy: ISN'T IT FUN

[personal profile] relia: LESS FUN FOR SOME PEOPLE.
Like, uh.

[personal profile] prodigy: HE SWORE HE HAD NO INTEREST IN THE REDROM EITHER, AND IT'S JUST BLACKROM WITH THIS CHICK, BUT THIS IS CLEARLY STARTING TO BE BULLSHIT. SOME PALEROM PEOPLE ARE JUST SAYING.

[personal profile] relia: GGUUYY PEPCON.

[personal profile] prodigy: GGUUYY PEPCON

[personal profile] relia: LOOK
HOW DO YOU MAKE "GUY" SIX LETTERS LONG

[personal profile] prodigy: GGUUYY THIS IS WHY YOU INHABIT THE MOIRAIL ZONE

[personal profile] relia: THE MOIRAIL ZONE

[personal profile] prodigy: RICHARD KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE MOIRAIL ZONE

My new job

Jun. 2nd, 2011 01:11 am
prodigy: "Blondie" from Leone's Old West trilogy accompanied by Pikachu. (H/M bringin' sexy back)


 [personal profile] prodigy  12:48 am
    also, homestuck is a crappily animated and long-winded flash-based comic about 13-year-old computer game players
    so i don't even know where the elitism comes from
 
 [personal profile] kaianos  1:00 am
    ... *really sort of helplessly amused* i'm talking to the friend who really likes it
    *snorting* she's willing to bribe you into reading the rest of it
 
 [personal profile] prodigy  1:04 am
    what currency does she take?  i take bribes
 
 [personal profile] kaianos  1:04 am
    or rather she's willing to bribe me and has deemed you undeserving
    *snort* i'm tempted to take it and pass the money on
 
 [personal profile] prodigy  1:05 am
    how could she possibly know enough about me to know i'm undeserving?
    i'll have her know i'm very deserving
    i deserve lots of things
    people tell me that all the time
 
[personal profile] kaianos  1:07 am
    [Poor Sucker]: hahahaha okay fine i'll paypal him 10 bucks to read through the whole thing
 
 [personal profile] prodigy  1:07 am
    that seems like a really cheap bribe to me
    like, if she really cared about homestuck she would at least be willing to shell out $20
 
[personal profile] kaianos  1:08 am
    [Poor Sucker]: lollllll ugh
    [Poor Sucker]: okay fine 20 -_-
    [Poor Sucker]: haha
    i am dying of laughter here i will have you know
 
 [personal profile] prodigy  1:09 am
    i just need to find more homestuck fans before they talk to each other and extort similar bribes
    and then skim the wiki, say i finished it and that i'm a believer
    then go fix my car and get a mojito
 
~

 

 

[personal profile] kaianos  1:12 am
    [01:11] [Poor Sucker]: doesnt homestuck get exponentially better after the beginning?   
    [01:11] [Poor Sucker]: to the point its insanely godly amazing?
    [01:11] [Third-Party Consultant]: Uh yes.
    [01:11] [Third-Party Consultant]: Even I'll admit it.
    [01:11] [Poor Sucker]: and dont you agree that people should keep reading as a former hater of it?
    [01:12] [Third-Party Consultant]: Yes. -.- grudgingly 

 [personal profile] prodigy  1:13 am
    are we seriously getting outside opinions here?
    because if so, they've surely got another $10 for my pot

All I care about is love.

 

 

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