Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic Skincare 101
Posted 31 Dec 2016 06:44

Are any facial scrubs better than others. I like something really gritty or it doesn't feel like it does any good. I've always just bought whatever is the best price. My wife fusses at me about that. So is there any real difference?

Hey Buz,

If you're still looking for a good exfoliator, I would recommend this one (Peter Thomas Roth's FirmX Peeling Gel). It's been in my arsenal for the past two years and I like it enough that I've repurchased it (although a tube literally lasts forever).

I've used both the gritty physical exfoliators (many, many brands from a harder grit to fine microdermabrasion style), and this is one of my faves. It goes on like a gel and then you just rub in small circles all over your face and this stuff balls up and takes dead skin cells with it. It works really well at giving you a fresh baby-smooth face without tearing at your skin or causing red or dry patches. I considered whether it was just the product balling up and not affecting the skin, but there's a huge difference if you go over your skin a second time or use it on skin that you don't typically exfoliate. It almost gives you the feel/look of a quick facial peel, but it only takes a minute or two. It's great for on-the-go when you don't have time to mess around with time-consuming masks or peels. This is truly one of my favourites.

If you're looking for something with a heavier grit, you can look into Ole Henriksen's walnut scrub (but on some level, I feel like it's pretty similar to St Ives drugstore apricot scrub, so it's not really worth the extra $). And if you want a really awesome fine-grain style polish scrub, check out Dr Brandt's Microdermabrasion Scrub. Laura Mercier also has a nice face polish that falls in between large and fine grain but has a more creamy texture, so it's not as harsh.

Topic Choose your favourite high heels!
Posted 30 Dec 2016 08:28

If I had to pick one (and the style I wear most), it's definitely Bianca. Very Prive would be a close second.

Topic 1001 reasons why Canada is the coolest country in the world.
Posted 30 Dec 2016 05:33

65. Canada has an island named Dildo.

I'm going to retire here.

And don't forget you can find cool vacay spots in:

Ball's Falls, Ontario
Stoner, British Columbia
Spread Eagle Bay, Newfoundland
Sober Island, Nova Scotia
Bacon Cove, Newfoundland
Punkeydoodles Corner, Ontario
Eyebrow, Saskatchewan

Topic 1001 reasons why Canada is the coolest country in the world.
Posted 30 Dec 2016 05:27

The True North has talent!

These actors and comedians come from Canada:

Ryan Reynolds
Rachel McAdams
Elisha Cuthbert
Ryan Gosling
Kiefer Sutherland
Ellen Page
Evangeline Lilly
Hayden Christensen
Pamela Anderson
Neve Campbell
Cory Monteith
Shay Mitchell
Alexander Ludwig
Jim Carrey
Catherine O'Hara
William Shatner
Anna Paquin
Seth Rogan
Michael J Fox
Victor Garber
Mira Kirshner
Michael Cera
Kevin Zegers
Martin Short
Dan Aykroyd
Mike Myers
Eugene Levy
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Rachelle Lefevre
Eric McCormack
Daniel Gillies
Sandra Oh
AJ Cook

And don't forget these musicians and singer-songwriters:

Avril Lavigne
Sarah McLachlan
Michael Buble
k. d. Lang
Broken Social Scene
Nelly Furtado
Bieber (ugh, fine...)
Arcade Fire
Carly Rae Jepsen
Shania Twain
Celine Dion
The Tragically Hip
Barenaked Ladies
Diana Krall
Blue Rodeo
Maestro Fresh Wes
Joni Mitchell
Neil Young
Alannis Morissette
Jann Arden
Chantal Kreviazuk
The Weeknd

Topic Rest in Peace: George Michael
Posted 25 Dec 2016 19:02

Nooooooo. crybaby

Heartbreaking. There will never be another voice like his. Such a great artist and such a kind soul.

Gone decades too soon. I still can't believe it.

This is one of my favourite performances.

Topic Happy Holidays!
Posted 25 Dec 2016 04:36

Merry Christmas, everyone! xx

Topic 10 Year Anniversary
Posted 08 Dec 2016 16:54

10 years! Congrats to Lush and Nicola and all you sexy beasts that help make this place thrive!

Topic Happy Birthday SydneySider!
Posted 29 Nov 2016 09:58


Happy Birthday! Hope it's a sweet one! :)

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 23 Nov 2016 04:51

Negan just continues to be the most bad-ass, truly hate-able character EVER! But I can't take my eyes off him when Jeffery Dean Morgan is onscreen. He is such a awesum actor! And since Daryl and Rick have become sort of non-characters, he is def'ly the ONE TO WATCH, these days. Hate him, but love him!

He's a cool character, although I like the slightly more serious variation of Negan more than the stache-twirling comic-evil version.

I also love that the women on the show are leading the charge for rebellion right now. With Daryl immobilized and Rick all eager to remain Negan's bitch, it's good to see Rosita, Maggie and Sasha stepping up.

And I'm totally into Jesus. He brings a certain kindness, fair-play and lightness to the show that is missing without Glenn. Plus there's his beautiful eyes and kick-ass martial arts. It's hard not to love him.

Topic Leonard Cohen
Posted 11 Nov 2016 08:27

RIP to a great icon. We think first of his music, but if you've never read his novels, 'The Favourite Game' and 'Beautiful Losers', you're missing out on some truly beautiful literary works, as obscure and mildly controversial as they may have been for their time. They left their mark on me, many years ago.

Rest easy, Leonard Cohen, someone who always knew just the right words.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 08 Nov 2016 06:26

heads up! Next episode..Daryl is Naked! OMG!
love10 naked.jpg

Despite a naked Daryl, they managed to make that scene as unsexy as humanly possible. sad1

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 31 Oct 2016 05:28

I'm totally feeling this potential hookup. To me, this makes so much more sense than the people who wanted the Daryl/Carol thing to happen. Pussycat, pomegranate and tempting biblical apples. Chemistry.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 10:39

Andrea is my pick, too. I wasn't always in love with how they wrote her but I get what they were going for. I also liked Denise. I was sad they took her out so quickly.

YES, on Denise! I was so frustrated they killed her off. Great actress, cool character with tons of potential, her story arc was far from feeling complete or satisfying.

Not to mention that had she lived, they wouldn't have had to rush Maggie to the Hilltop doctor in the middle of the night, despite knowing that Negan's group was potentially getting ready to ambush them.

Maybe they did it to fulfill that plot point, but I agree it was a missed opportunity to develop a really interesting supporting character.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 05:26

Anyone~ if you could have one character come back alive and well, who would it be and why?

I'd choose Andrea. She was a tough blond chick with leadership qualities. Loved her. Oddly enough, I also thought Milton would have been a great addition to the group.

Andrea, for sure. I was so pissed that they killed her off. She was my favourite. I know a lot of people hated her for some of her decisions, but I related to her the most out of all the characters that have come and gone on the show.

Then a while back, I read this. It seems like Laurie Holden got screwed over.


Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 26 Oct 2016 05:15

I would like to see the zombies mutate and evolve. It would be great if they start developing stronger cognitive abilities, more strength and mobility.

How about some smart zombies that can run, fight, and use weapons? There could just be one or two at first and they lead and organize the zombies.Then more and more begin mutating.

In season one, in Atlanta, where they're trapped in that store and also when Rick and Glenn wear the meat-ponchos to walk the streets and then make a run for it over the fence - the zombies seem different to me. One zombie is using a rock to try to smash the glass window of the store where Rick and Andrea are trapped, and later, a couple of zombies run after Rick and Glenn and are seen climbing the fence after them. And remember the little girl zombie in the opening scene that stops to pick up her teddybear?

This was strange and out of synch with the way the zombies have been from those first few episodes onward, where they just slowly stagger after people without any hint of intelligent thinking.

i always wondered if this was a storywriting/show blip where they were still ironing out their 'Zombie Rules' or if there was some other explanation for the behaviour.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 17:52

If you don't like Negan or his bad guy friends, pack your shit and go some place else. The whole United States is free, I'm sure you can find somewhere to go.

I think one of the main problems with this is the fact that people keep procreating. Seriously. Like I cannot imagine how anyone would want to get pregnant and have a baby during a zombie apocalypse when you need to be mobile and adaptable but Judith forced them to hole up at the prison and fight for it. And now Maggie's pregnancy seems to be solidifying things. Watching them 'on the road' didn't seem like a fun experience considering food is legit scarce now if you're just scavenging. A secure space with walls and sustainable resources and safety is now a 'need' rather than a 'want'. This seems to be the motivating factor in fighting for what they have in Alexandria and not running.

While I agree, some previous storylines have felt redundant at times, and at other times kind of sloppy, this is ultimately a survivalist show - there's nothing to evolve to from here and there's only so many fresh ways to kill a zombie/herd. I think there is interesting potential for the first time as we come across other sustainable communities and the show looks at the idea of trade/barter and probably how to work together against a common evil. While I haven't read the comics, I imagine their only hope going forward to defeat Negan will be working with the other communities he's enslaved. They certainly don't have the manpower on their own. A lot of characters will evolve because of the recent deaths as well, which I think could be pretty compelling.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 14:22

THIS is the show you're trying to get me to watch? i don't think so. *runs, hides*

Yeah, but before this particular episode, it was mostly kittens and unicorns. I swear. Shhh

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 24 Oct 2016 12:00

I thought this exact thing! There was a moment at the end, where Rick is about to drive away and he spots a walker... I said "The walkers don't seem so bad now, the real monsters are men."


They prove it again and again. :(

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 23 Oct 2016 20:22

Seriously... most brutal episode ever. Like I had seen the spoilers so I was pretty sure I knew what was coming and I was still completely traumatized. That was one of those episodes you watch once and never again. It was way worse than I was expecting. There wasn't a moment to breathe from beginning to end. I just can't even handle it yet. So fucking awful.

I thought it was an incredibly well written episode overall and I understand why they had to go this way. It really does 'reset' the show. There have been so many villains but nothing has ever broken the fight and resolve of Rick's gang like this. You kind of think after this many seasons, everything has already been done, but this is genuinely new territory.

I still kind of wish my eyes could 'un-see' some of the images in this episode. These characters will really be missed. It's kind of the end of an era. crybaby

Topic Anyone know any sites to buy cute budget friendly frilly things? share here please
Posted 21 Oct 2016 05:16

It's on the pricier side, but For Love and Lemons has really cute stuff.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 21 Oct 2016 05:04

Get ready for this weekend. crybaby

Topic Ginger or Mary Ann?
Posted 29 Sep 2016 05:26


Topic Pumpkin Spice
Posted 29 Sep 2016 05:25

I'm definitely Team Pumpkin Spice.

This is one of my fave masks by Peter Thomas Roth. It smells like pumpkin spice. You'll want to eat it, seriously. Except don't - it does fucking awesome stuff for your skin. :)

Topic Plagiarism alert
Posted 18 Aug 2016 06:33

From what I understand the stories can't be copied in standard viewing format. Is that correct?
I had assumed if they are being copied this must be due to the pdf accessibility, yes?

If this is so, is it an option for the view as pdf option to be OPT IN rather than opt out (as is currently).
(perhaps this needs to go in the suggestion thread, yes)

Do you think this would have any effect on how frequently and easily material is copied?
Those authors that opt in to have pdf accessibility may then be more aware / acknowledging increased copying potential.
I don't know, just a thought.

No, they use a scraping technique. They don't go through the PDF accessibility. I've been opted out of PDF since it was first offered, and my stories still regularly show up all over the place.

I don't know the technical ins and outs of scraping, but it definitely isn't affected by the PDF option.

Topic The Slutty Sandwich Poll
Posted 13 Aug 2016 08:42

There are two sandwiches on a platter. Which sandwich do you prefer?

Posted 28 Jul 2016 07:27

Happy Birthday!

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 22 Jul 2016 13:32

Official Season 7 Trailer

... Negan, baseball season coming to an end, tons of new characters, The Kingdom, a huge tiger and more. October 23rd, 2016.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 22 Jul 2016 07:35

The first teaser for Season 7 is out, with the full trailer due out later today/tomorrow.

If anyone is jonesing for the big spoiler to last season's cliffhanger, you can go to The Spoiling Dead Fans facebook page (look for their July 16th post). Apparently they have a great track record and have been correct with their spoilers 95% of the time. They have an entire website dedicated to real-life stalking of the filming locations/sets and actors - enough so that AMC threatens to sue them on the regular.

Please don't post spoilers in this thread. Theories and predictions are fine though.

But if you can't wait until October, you can go peek. Embarassed

Posted 19 Jul 2016 11:30

Happy Birthday! occasion7

Topic 'American English'
Posted 19 Jul 2016 05:58

Is 'Walla' or 'Wallah' considered legit American English now? I've noticed people saying and writing it more and more often and it makes me cringe. Voila is not difficult to pronounce. I'm not sure why this word has now morphed into 'wallah!' in the mainstream. sad1