ChipperHalf

Female
from Brunswick, ME

  • Activity

    • Nope

      2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      I hate it. I hate this so much. I even came here just to mention it. =/

    • 2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      I keep forgetting to use this, but anyway I'm posting links to my Age of Ultron review and Mad Max: Fury Road review. I also have all of GoT on there and currently Hannibal.

      Hope everyone's well! I'm really excited for Jessica Jones, that's like #1 on my list right now. Watch Sense8 if you haven't already, it's a great show. <3

    • 2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      It was recommended I do a flash and Arrow recap together, so I tried it out on video here. I also tried out a video review of Into the Woods. Obviously I am still really rough and amateurish, but at least I'm getting more comfortable. I also wrote about my favorite current TV shows on my blog.

    • 2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      First official vlog. Much longer than I planned so I'll have to learn how to be more concise. New Arrow recap. I have a 3 day weekend! :D

    • 2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      So this is my first awkward attempt at vlogging. Or rather my intro to it. I write a lot at my blog, but I'm going to need to do more video for my job, so I felt I might as well get comfortable with it. I'm honestly not sure how much I'll do because I am soooo uncomfortable on camera, but I used to do it all of the time for my NYC job.

    • Update

      2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      So talking to Optik made me realize I haven't actually done a real life update on here in forever. And by forever I went ahead and looked and it's been a year. Holy shit. SO here is a real life what's up with me thing.

      I was pretty miserable at my old job at the newspaper. I was there for four years. It was miserable because I hate the news and they were very rude and ungrateful toward me. They all hate the internet because they feel like it's killing newspapers and took it out on me. however working there got me the experience that landed me at my brand new job. I now work at Bowdoin College here in Maine as their Digital Community Manager. I run all their social networking and online presence and I train a bunch of other people on how to use it. I have my own team of students who run around taking pictures and updating me on campus things. I have complete freedom with projects. We have really cushy time options, I can come and go as I please, my job includes things like taking pictures at fun events and literally I went to a craft fair for a day and that was work. I drank at work on Wednesday, we had a wine and cupcake party with our weekly update.

      Basically I lived through several years of hell and I feel like this is paying it off.

      My sister had twin babies, and they just moved back to Maine. They're looking for work now. She's happy to get out of New York City. Her husband is still a tool, so that's fun. I've been writing more on my blog, as I pointed out. I've been really busy IRL but for good reasons now. My new job allows me to take college courses for practically nothing, so i am considering taking video editing. I have Final Cut Pro on my computer at work, but I have no way to use it or reason to use it now. A lot of my brainstorming includes video ideas though. So it's possible I'll vlog if only to get comfortable with it.

      How are all of you, my darlings?

    • Blog

      2 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      Wow I have not done anything on here in a long time. I tend to stick to the CBM thread and not do much else on this page. Well anyway I've been updating my blog a lot lately with nerd stuff. I'm thinking of vlogging, although I'm not so sure, because I have an annoying voice and not really a great video making option. But it could be fun.

    • 4 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      If you guys haven't looked on my website recently you should, I had a Star Trek review on there and Iron Man 3. Plus Top ten Game of Thrones characters. Also I am now actively looking for new work. I still have my job but I don't want to be stuck here forever. I have no possibility of going up in this place. I need to move on. So I'm looking. Wish me luck!

    • AHHH

      5 years ago

      ChipperHalf

      AVENGERS IN TWO DAYS. IMAX 3D. MIDNIGHT SHOWING. SKDJFSLKDJFSKLDJLF.

      For fun I've been doing reviews and/or just looking back at the five movies before this one. I already did:

      Iron Man

      The Incredible Hulk

      It's just generally discussing them and my opinion of them. I'm doing Iron Man 2 today, Thor tomorrow, and Captain America on Thursday.

      ALRIGHT put up Iron Man 2.

  • About Me

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    Chipper is a geek girl and grew up in a comic book store. She used to pretend to be a ninja turtle or Starlite from Rainbow Brite. She plays video games incessantly and goes off on rants about every nerdy thing under the sun. She's a part of the CBMF and proud of it.

    She gets paid to be on Facebook all day in Maine. It's pretty sweet.

  • Comments (1991)

    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      2 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5tAJ8viqe8

      • ChipperHalf

        2 years ago

        I could watch a thousand Mmm whatcha says.

    • monopoly_j

      2 years ago

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      MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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    • jedipoet

      2 years ago

      re: brooklyn 99. I love Diaz. And her and Holt's talk at the ens was the best.

      • ChipperHalf

        2 years ago

        It's an amazing cast. Everyone in it is gold.

      • jedipoet

        2 years ago

        Terry is amazing all the time. And Andre has been a favorite of mine since homice life on the street. But they really are the best.

      • ChipperHalf

        2 years ago

        Terry Crews is amazing on that too. They all are.

      • jedipoet

        2 years ago

        i laughed so hard when diaz was smiling after their big bust.

      • ChipperHalf

        2 years ago

        AGREED I love that show so much.

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Qwirtle

      4 years ago

      If you need a hug...

      Well, I won't give it, because I don't like touching people. But poet will. He has the court orders to prove it.

      • ChipperHalf

        4 years ago

        hahah, I appreciate the thought. <3

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • Chi_Mangetsu

      4 years ago

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    • Longshanks77

      4 years ago

      Where are you? Haven't seen you on the thread in ages it seems... hope you are okay and not being worked to death. =)

    • Nixorbo

      5 years ago

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    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      5 years ago

      MIDNIGHT IMAX HIGH-FIVE

      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        MIDNIGHT IMAX HIGH-FIVE!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED.

    • Drunken_Robot

      5 years ago

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      Don't ask.

    • go_wrench FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Tomorrow Bethesda is making some kind of big announcement, and they've released a screenshot from it.
      My question is, what the hell is Sawyer doing in Bethesda's latest release?
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      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        LOL Holy crap. That does look exactly like him.

    • jedipoet

      5 years ago

      so i'm watching old bones episodes, specifically the one where they were stuck in the lab over christmas. it's weird and sad seeing zach with his family, knowing what he becomes.

      also i'd like to see bones and sheldon interact.

      • jedipoet

        5 years ago

        Yeah its definitely been weird/sad seeing zack. It's also sad seeing heavy d.

        Hilarious that you called bones a better robot.

      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        Oh I know. Seeing any of the earlier seasons with Zack makes me so sad.

        Bones and Sheldon would be great, but I don't think she'd put up with his immaturity long. She's a better robot than he is!

    • Longshanks77

      5 years ago

      Thanks.. from one Sherlock fan to another. =)

      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        No thank you! I didn't realize we weren't already friends. I miss those details lol.

    • WendyDarling

      5 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for being my friend. smiley1.gif

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Pardon if it wasn't you who mentioned it Chipper, but I remember someone saw RDJ's nom for Tropic Thunder as a WTF moment, but I honestly think he would have won had Heath Ledger not died post-Joker. The fact that the NAACP absolutely loved his performance and so many tetchy while people got absurdly offended by it made a golden act even more brilliant.

      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        It wasn't me! I'm not sure if I agree he would've won it if Heath was alive, I think it would've been a good rivalry there.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      In reply to ChipperHalf, #159860:

      I watched like a few minutes of the Oscars ... and decided to play ME2 instead.

      Same here, lmao. What build you going for?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        Vanguard is a bitch on higher difficulties. Sentinel is beastly.

      • ChipperHalf

        5 years ago

        I usually go with vanguard!

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      We do have fun with things, especially in the politics bar and the 2012 elections thread. :)

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Don't trust the hype. Though we tend to be a bit inclusive, it's only because those hedged out tend to be those who come in for the wrong sort of argument. Wealways welcome fresh blood but have little truck with ignorance and that sort of jerkassery. I honestly think you'll be surprised.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Care to join us in PCE? We'd certainly appreciate your insight and not being male.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      In reply to ChipperHalf, #156968:

      Actually I thought RDJ grounded the character from the lofty douchebag he's always been.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      My dear, you flatter me.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      I'm a terrible person. >D

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      Link 1 and Link 2.

      Interesting stuff about future predictions. Normally, I wouldn't post this to you but there are some things in this that I feel you'd find interesting. In particular some of the nicer predictions of the future (some are bleak but most are to be expected, frankly).

      One response to the rapid pace of technological and social change is what Alvin Toffler characterised in 1970 as future shock: a syndrome characterised by inability or refusal to adapt to change, rejection of new patterns of social organization, vehement adoption of superstitious, new age or fundamentalist religious beliefs, and social reaction. We can see the symptoms of future shock all around us today. Among the reactions to change are a rise in extreme fundamentalism, and also (in societies undergoing or just having undergone the demographic transition) the use of religious justifications to restrict womens' reproductive freedom. (Males with social privilege are threatened directly by female emancipation, especially in traditional societies where large family size is a status/wealth symbol. It's also a direct threat to male sexual privilege in developed nations).

      Restrictions on female reproductive autonomy also serve to induce women to remain within a faith community by making it hard to leave, which in turn ensures that their children are raised within that particular memetic complex. The War On Women's Reproductive Freedom is probably best seen as an adaptive backlash against the background of rapid change, but I think it's doomed to fail in the long term because forces driving the demographic transition (notably the increasing cost of raising a child to adulthood, combined with the decreased rate of infant mortality) aren't going to go away; the ultra-religious are going to end up having to choose between smaller families or living in ever more abject poverty. (Even trying to evade the pressure by home-schooling is problematic, because it's going to be the women who deliver the schooling, which in turn means that the women are going to have to be literate ...)

      Keeping on the subject of emancipation: the long-term trends are running in favour of female education and emancipation, and against discrimination on the basis of spurious assumed genetic grounds (classical 19th century European racism). I'm not proposing that bigotry in general is in decline because there are startling blind spots all over the place, and crazy-sounding shit so wild I couldn't put it in a work of fiction. (Bigotry is fractal, and today's victim is tomorrow's oppressor.) I do think that homosexuality is slowly but surely being mainstreamed in western culture, despite opposition from threatened masculinists (and conservative women who see female homosexuality as threatening to undermine their status or lifestyle choices).


      I really think the world, while fucked up because it's full of humans, is getting better. And unless the Locaust horde or the Reapers or Daleks come over here and enslave the whole species we're going to keep getting better.

      But remain fucked up. It's the right of every human being to be a fucked up asshole. smiley0.gif

    • MoreLikePuma

      5 years ago

      Have you seen this job opening on coming soon?

      I think it's right up your alley.

    • CapDac

      5 years ago

      A'ight, that's a fair point. Hadn't thought of that.

    • monopoly_j

      5 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • DoNothing69

      5 years ago

      Saw this and thought of you... and Jessica Fletcher.

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    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Hey you. Check your PMs plzkthx :O

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Indeed, though the ending had a touch of triumph to it.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      She also had her doctors recommending the rest cure which certainly didn't help matters either. Lots of reflections of "The Yellow Wallpaper".

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Congenial Spirits, Diary or Moments of Being? Got those for my class, too.

      She mentions how affecting it was when she wrote about Septimus' breakdowns and many people have speculated whether that's because she was describing her own psychosis and perhaps that hit too close to home for her. Never mind those were the most interesting, compelling and relevant parts of Mrs. Dalloway. We're now on To the Lighthouse but pretty soon we'll be on A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas so that'll be better, I'm sure.

      Also this:
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    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Agreed. It's so strange that such an interesting person could write such dull fiction.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Don't get me wrong, her essays are wonderful and her diaries intriguing (when she doesn't show herself to be callous and racist, that is), but much of her fiction is dreadful. Mrs. Dalloway is the most boring thing I've read in my life. I've read pamphlets about organ transplants that are more compelling.

      Post edited 10/18/11 8:47AM

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      Saw this and thought of you. It might be because I think you wrote/write for Salon.com.

    • RessXalcor

      5 years ago

      Well I originally stated that all it takes is a huge event to happen for people to open their eyes. I don't know much about Women's suffrage but I know that people noticed something wrong when all of the sudden there were reports of people torching buses with Blacks in them and people being downright violent for no reason and lynchings simply "because." People just started opening their eyes going "Why have we been doing this before? They're people, ordinary people who's skin is just darker."
      It bothers me that it hasn't happened with gay rights yet. I would have expected it to happen when all of the sudden there are kids being killed by fellow students or kids killing themselves because they are gay, and are sick of it all. Everyone else has yet to caught onto the idea that "Hey, I have a kid and if god forbid he's gay i wouldn't want him to get picked on, or killed for being different. I'll love my kid regardless for what he does in the bedroom."

      Sadly it has yet to happen, people are still using the Gay Panic defense to justify the murder of another child. People are still thanking god a child is dead. I guess that's one of the reasons why I'm bitter when I post topic journals

    • RessXalcor

      5 years ago

      I'm so pissed off, I wrote this long post about how I feel that slavery was justified for technological reasons but it would lead to eventually changing people from racist to people who aren't. And how both Civil rights and Gay rights are both similar... BUT THEN MY INTERNET WENT HAYWIRE! I kept pressing preview and then I subimitted it and it said connection reset... I went to the home page and then checked my log, it said I didn't post it so I hit back and it was all there and hit submit again... And it happened again.
      Eventually I hit back too far and clicked my homepage accidentally and now I can't forward to the preview page that I had.. :(

      TLDR; Civil Rights and Gay rights are similar for terrible reasons(People had to die for almost everyone to say "Maybe lynching and treating people terribly is wrong)

    • go_wrench FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      I'm hoping as more people get educated we can destroy (slowly, but surely) the ignorance and prejudice that we still see waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much of today.
      Hoping, not expecting, unfortunately.
      It's like you said, every time you get that hope that things get better, some asshole brings me back to reality.
      Thing is, though, we always hear about terrible things like this, but we rarely get any good news about the good people in the world. So my hope is that people are evolving into the type of persons that society so desperately needs.

      And the Kentucky story completely does not surprise me. I live a two minute walk from the bridge to cross the Ohio River, and I've seen some CRAZY shit. I hate stereotypes, but goddamn, Kentucky. Way to reinforce almost every single one. Two minutes into a drive around after crossing there, and we saw a shot-up yield sign right next to a dirt road with a "No Trespassing" warning.

    • Tetrameth

      5 years ago

      I would think it depends on what kind of change you're talking about. Full complete change from this nature remains doubtful to me because it basically boils down to fundamentally changing a person at their core and doing this for every single individual. Could we really say that we are entirely human at that point? Maybe that's the idea, not to be human any more.

      Anyways, I don't see that kind of change happening in my life time; if at all. A person will always choose to do what they want in their eyes even if that goes against doing what's right at times. You may be able to change the human being to a degree, but not completely the person, for the person is more than just the physicality of the human being.

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      In reply to ChipperHalf, #438:

      You knew it already. We sometimes just need to be told what we already know.

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      In reply to ChipperHalf, #435:

      Also I think it's a good thing to be an optimist. Bad things happen to us all and those we love. Terrible things happen all around us every day. Which is why how we react to it is so important. It's better to make the best of things, to believe in things getting better, than it is to moan, and assume it'll always be shitty and there's no point to anything.

      We have to believe in the better things in life. We have to believe we're better. Because this is all we have. And it could be worse. And if tragedy is inevitable so is triumph and happiness.

      We all have bad days, Chipper. But there are good days too. Extraordinary days. And there are bad deeds and terrible senseless crimes and there are so many good things in humanity. Our problems may be centuries old; but our virtues keep on growing. We're a better race today than we were five centuries ago. And that says something too.

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      In reply to ChipperHalf, #435:

      Moderation. There's a time and place for everything. You can't be cynical or optimistic about everything all the time.

    • DoNothing69

      5 years ago

      Most of the time travel stuff is limited to being a ways and means to get them where ever the story is set but all the stuff with River is about River and the Doctor meeting out of order so it can be a little confused.

    • DoNothing69

      5 years ago

      She had met Ten before when he was older but she was young. That was Ten's first time meeting River but not River's first time meeting either Ten or The Doctor. She recognised Ten but did not realise he was a version she had never met before.

    • RessXalcor

      5 years ago

      Last year when Darren Criss was introduced everyone kept saying that him and Kurt would transfer together back and I refused to believe it. I hate it because they were all right, Ryan Murphy would never be that stupid. But he is... Theres a reason I stopped watching Niptuck after it's 2nd season.

    • RessXalcor

      5 years ago

      Yeah I did actually enjoy that. Everything else was Bleh.

    • Foolsfolly

      5 years ago

      You know, I should have just assumed you knew. You're always extremely knowledgeable in pop culture.

    • Nixorbo

      6 years ago

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