Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth.
I'm a 24 year old Indian woman, dabbling in computational linguistics, the odd bits of coding, and watching as many movies as I possibly can.I used to be active during 2008-09, but college has taken the wind out of me and I've since hung up my editing shoes. However, I still hang out a lot at the Misc Ref Desk just to read (and occasionally giggle at) what others write. Once a user, always a user. :)