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Rik_Kirtaniya

Let's have some fancy spell effects! Rik: Casts Malavon's Rage

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  • Let's have some fancy spell effects!

    Rik: Casts Malavon's Rage


    September 25
  • It seems "agrees" no longer fetch you 2 points each... :/
    September 19
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Bug or intended?
  • Shandyr
    I see that we share the same formatting style for posting music videos. I will share a secret with you: I really, really dislike very much left-aligned youtube videos on forum threads (not on the activity page though!!).

    So thank you, I appreciate that a lot.

    I also appreciate that you put in the title and mention the artist above the videos, like I do. Of course it is easy enough to find out an artist by oneself. There is no "need" to put the artist's name above a music video.

    However, I do consider this little extra effort as a gesture of respect and acknowledgement towards the artist. That's why I do it.

    The opposite does not hold true of course. I DON'T see not doing it as a sign of disrespect.
    September 19
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      The artist, I believe, is the most important person for any piece. It's only because of him/her that we are able to listen to the song. An acknowledgement is, I guess, the least we can do to respect them. They deserve it, and a lot more... a lot more.

      And hey, I like centering important things. That way they look good! ;) (You'll know it if you see the monsters I occasionally conjure upon people's walls here. I learnt the mysterious art of monster conjuring some few months back. ;) )
  • Shandyr
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Eich-heun-chann?

      The explanation was real funny! XD Thanks!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Don't forget to screenshot and print the certificate!
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Indeed. Looks really valuable! :)
  • Really enjoying "Tales From the Borderlands"! And I like this music especially!

    September 13
  • semiticgod
    You got a high score! Keep being AWESOME!
    September 13
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Uhmm... Thanks! :)

      That thing about cookies and a high score was just a joke from me (as you probably understood). XD

      But hey, all these surveys and polls do seem to point towards something. ;)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      FAAAAAALLLOUT EEEEE EEEEEEE'S!!!!!!
  • This music is fascinating! :smiley:

    "Dawn"
    by Ahmad Pejman



    September 9
  • I wonder if the following will display properly in other parts of the world. Do you see text or boxes below?

    সকলকে জানাই আমার অভিনন্দন ও শুভেচ্ছা।
    September 6
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      I see text. Hindi?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Moonspeak!
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Text.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      সকলকে জানাই আমার অভিনন্দন ও শুভেচ্ছা।
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Wow! Great to find out that it's getting displayed! :D

      It's my mother language Bengali. The sentence means: "I send my greetings and good wishes to everyone."
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      আমি কি বলছি তা আমার কোন ধারণা নেই :D
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      আপনি সঠিক বলেছেন! ;)

      Well, you do have an idea of what you're saying, because you said it right! :D

      I'm not sure if it has passed through Google Translate, but in case it's so, I can say that the Bengali translation seems to have improved much since I last tried it. :)
    • Dev6
      Dev6
      It came straight from google translate :)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      It's a very beautiful written language, looks like Tolkienesque elven. Incredibly intricate and sublime. Must take ages to write it by hand though. :)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      It's also admitted to be the sweetest language in the world. It's evident when you hear it. ;)

      আমি গর্বিত আমি বাঙালী।
    • semiticgod
      semiticgod
      I've always been fond of Indic scripts, though I've never studied them. They just plain look cool.
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      And frankly speaking, they are much more scientific than English is! ;) The alphabets and phonetics in Sanskrit are much more systematic and versatile. :)
  • "Left, right, left...
    Left, right, left...
    Left, right, left..."

    September 2
  • Rik_Kirtaniya earned the 1000 Comments badge.
    You’re practically family.
    September 1
  • Tomorrow, we will be having our first cadaver dissection class. It feels strange to be having to cut and peer into a dead body, examining all the blood vessels, nerves, ligaments and muscles, but nonetheless, it's going to be an exciting moment for us. The smell of formalin in the dissection room is repulsive but tolerable, but I wonder what it will be like dissecting the actual body. Time will tell...
    August 27
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Good luck. I hear there is a lot of throwing up for some first timers.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Fainting is also not unusual...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      I generally keep a chocolate in my mouth during these practical classes for this reason.
      ;) Tackles the stench and provides continuous energy supply to the brain (to prevent fainting).

      I feel the worst during the practical classes in haematology. You have to prick your own finger with a needle and let the blood flow freely, so you can collect it on the slide. That really strains my nerves. It's not that I'm "afraid" of needles or blood, but the sight of blood occasionally makes me feel badly nauseatic... it happens... involuntarily. My vision darkens and sounds around seem to get fainter, accompanied by a terrible numbing pain in my head. This is some kind of vasovagal attack, and it's very bad. Even earlier, I used to faint on seeing blood, but practice and self-control has made my nerves stronger than before. Still, I need to improve. That's why I practice pricking my fingers at home before the days we have those classes. Hopefully, it will get better with time and experience.
    • mashedtaters
      mashedtaters
      *casts animate dead—test subject
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      It went well enough... We dissected into the clavipectoral fascia today. The smell of the cadaver is really awkward. It doesn't really stink, but rather it's got a unique, hard-to-describe odour. It's desiccated skin looked like some kind of tough plastic film. But it's not as disturbing as one might imagine. Once you've adapted with the smell, it feels comfortable enough in there.
    • Zaghoul
      Zaghoul
      I still remember my older brother taking me to his anatomy lab when he was a med student years ago. To me the odor reminded me of our old smokehouse back home, not really too bad just different. I think his group was about half way through at the time. After a while he said students were pretty well adapted to it, so I imagine it will come to ya after a while. On the vasovagal response I hear ya. Until I got used to it I found laying down at the time prevented those feelings on blood draws, not much good for having to practice on another but might help whenever you yourself have a procedure. Good luck on adapting, sounds like your getting there already though. :)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Yeah, it's the second day today, and I'm already feeling normal in there. The smell doesn't seem to hurt any more. :) In fact, I didn't quite get the smell, to be honest! :D

      Yes, I used to lie down or recline myself on the chair when I had my blood drawn earlier. But now I have to do it by and upon myself, and moreover we've to stand while in the haematology lab. I believe it'll get better with some time. Experience is the best teacher! :)
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    You received 250 Agrees. Looks like you're popular around these parts.
    August 5