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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 01, 2016, 07:27:04 PM
@Neal:

One of the neater fringe benefits of being vegetarian I found is, by merit of needing to check ingredient labels, you're more aware of the nutrition content. That's the biggest reason I lost something like 30-35 pounds very quickly after I stopped eating meat. "Oh, hey, this DOESN'T contain gelatin so I could eat it but gosh, I never noticed that this has like 500 calories before! Pass!"

Anyway okay maybe this is a millennial thing so one of you kids (ignoring that everyone here's like 40 now) can explain it to me:

I'm in some chatroom, conversation turns to RWBY, and it's been about a year since Monty Oum died so I'm like, "Welp, I feel sad now."

Everyone's immediate response is to be like "DON'T FEEL SAD! THEY WOULDN'T HAVE WANTED THAT. REMEMBER THEM BY ENJOYING THEIR WORK." etc.

Ignoring that it was just an offhand comment and I wasn't like /actually/ sad, when the hell did it become inappropriate to get sad about cool people dying? Are people just so afraid of feeling any negative emotions that they try to shut them out completely? Is this part of the reason why younger folks these days have a tendency to break completely down over /really/ minor things? I'll tear up at Low or Surrealistic Pillow or Magnolia Electric Company if I goddamn want to and allay'all motherfuckin' early 20-something ain't gonna stop me!
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 01, 2016, 07:00:38 PM
Spoiler that last post was a lie

My actual fursona is Donald Trump and the entire 2016 election is just a chat RP that's gotten way out of hand

i am sorry for bringing about the destruction of the world in like a year.
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 01, 2016, 12:11:45 AM
I remember FFIX being really offputting to me when it was new because of all the animal people which is funny because I was a hardcore furry back when I was 13. like a yiff level 10 wolfsona and conlangs and connections to shady people on the west coast who were probably all ZZTers. the whole shalam. now i just walk around the river having vague religious experiences. where's the rpgs for that, haahn?
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 31, 2016, 06:34:29 PM
Went to bed at like midnight last night cause I was tired from all the walking. Got up at 7:30AM and, predictably, went for another walk.

Got home from that around 10, hung around the apartment till noon-thirty, and went for another walk, which turned into like a five and a half hour walk. There are cities-within-cities -- packets of people and events; smells; public art; public "art" -- you don't notice if you're in a car.

Like that candle-lit gathering at a druid healing center down in Clintonville. That was new.

The earth is one hell of an earth.

-- edit --

http://ticketyboohealthcoaching.blogspot.com/2013/11/quince-and-matcha-smoothie.html <- man i can't even drink full McDonald's iced tea sans ice without getting nauseated by the /tannin rush/, let alone a bunch of matcha. wtf you doing adding quince to that bae
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 30, 2016, 04:00:25 PM


I don't know what this is but I don't want to know what this is!
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2016, 10:28:07 PM
And they say you're truly a grown-up when you stop listening to music in your car and listen to the news instead.

But it's Hip to Be Square is like the ultimate adulthood anthem though!!!!111one

- edit -

Hey neat my Passage of the Book translation tools work with Book of Futures.

... I need to finish up the remaining PotB stuff this weekend fffffffffff

-- edit --

Fun with ambiguities in English:

1. "Arabians kind of creep me out. They have weird faces" sounds deeply racist if you divorce it from the context of horse breeds. (Also legits, they freaky).

2."While it's perfectly fine for women to breastfeed in public, it's totally unacceptable for women to breastfeed in public" is also fun thanks to the difference in the implied agent of the verb. I wonder if like, ergative. Yes.

("It's okay to let your friends cook sometimes, but it's never okay to let your friends cook" is another one).

3. I'm also imagining that "no split infinitives" BS being applied to verbs that are basically compound words/phrases being used as verbs, giving you stuff like "to walk crip" or "to feed breast," or, in the reverse, words like "offmouthing" and "offpissing." (German kind of has something like this!)

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Went for like two three hours walks today. Tryna have all these dour thoughts but I can't cause oh m god the skyyyyyyyyyy. weather just so beautiful, dang.

also got some weird cheese that like... tastes like a cow. I mean yeah milk comes from inside of a cow but it's like
imagine beef
if beef were still alive.
i'm experiencing things right now.

i'm also realizing that basically the only food I have in my apartment is cheese, licorice, english muffins, and raisin bran. what am i doing.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2016, 07:36:37 PM
I ride the bus and I'm usually asleep.

The only headbanging I do is when the bus makes a sudden stop and my face is too close to the seat in front of me.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 29, 2016, 06:49:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYXmJEwwCPI It's an ASMR video with a weird fursuit and stabilization on.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 29, 2016, 06:38:36 PM
Aaaaand Kantner died.

ffs 2016, what did classic rock ever do to YOU?
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2016, 12:22:33 AM
fwiw, where I work it's more the people on H1B or going for greencards that kind of get pushed around because A) they're expensive and B) they can't freely quit.

Meanwhile my job's pretty secure because the $57k I make per year is apparently on the low end of what they pay people, and my cost of living is low* enough that /I never feel compelled to ask for raises/. So basically I'm valuable because I'm cheap.

* re millennial things, I actively avoid taking on debt, I don't own a house, and I don't drive. Cars are money sinks. I've had numerous people tell me that taking on debt to buy a house gets you tax breaks, and you can get money back for selling the house in the future. I've never gotten the math for this to work out when I try it (eg my electrical bill would probably increase 10x if I had a house).

Is "not buying expensive shit I don't want that I couldn't actually afford anyway" a millennial thing? I don't get the conspicuous consumption generation *at all*. To be fair, I don't get millennial-millennials either.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 28, 2016, 09:18:14 PM
I don't think I could work more than like nine hours a day. Working ten (more like 10 1/2) hour days, four days a week on custodial one summer was, uh... draining and that probably a big part of the reason why I completely snapped that fall. The longer weekends were what tempted me into doing it but that doesn't matter at all when on the day-to-day you don't have the time to get out of work mode and think about other things. Especially bad if some actual shit happens (ie, family member dies) and you don't have the time to even have an emotional response to it.

So when I get those moments where I hate my job, I just remember that it's fine, because there are reasonably low expectations of me and I don't really have to stay there more than like eight and a half hours a day. It's like that article I posted awhile ago -- you don't have to love something as long as it's useful to you.

Anyway I walked home from work tonight. It was lovely. Do wish I had some frens to share my experiences in carlessness with. Oh welpers I'll just bribe hobos to be my entourage I guess.

Also: Guh.

I've mentioned this before, but there's this exhibit at COSI here that has preserved fetuses, and seeing that when I was five was one of the things that led to me not eating meat anymore.

I got to thinking though, you know, I was five when that happened, and I bet they were actually fake and it was just that older kid who was with us trying to mess with me. Hahaha, wouldn't that be a laugh, horrifying childhood memory being based on a silly child misconception.

Googled it.

NOPE THEY REAL.

... I wonder if that other terrifying childhood memory I have is real too. I WISH that one was imagined.
27  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 27, 2016, 07:33:25 PM
I don't understand games anymore but could someone who played The Witness translate this for me:

https://vaguelysubmerged.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/the-witness-is-fucking-stupid/
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 26, 2016, 10:36:17 PM
btw are flat earthers actually a thing again or is this just a joke? I seriously can't tell anymore.

Taken from somewhere:

"He also says that West helped squash his beef with Drake."

I hope beef is meant literally in this sentence. Because mental image.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 26, 2016, 09:39:02 PM
He's been threatening to do it forever, but Trump is finally boycotting a debate because he's a whiny entitled little bitch.  How dare moderators ask questions about things he actually said!

(I might be slightly biased...)

Even if he doesn't get the nomination, Trump doing well in the primaries would make me really question whether I even belonged in this country anymore.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 26, 2016, 06:55:44 PM
I really don't understand how couriers operate. As of last night, the estimated delivery date for my CE of FF Explorers was today. Then this morning there was no estimated delivery date and the last scan was about 2 hours ago from PA, which is about 5-6 hours from here on a *normal* drive.

Maybe they delivered it to whatever Phantom Zone that copy of Wonder Project J I ordered is in.

... Maybe I could get a more... mentally engaging job and that would get me out of my head a bit.

Also it looks like microwaving durian turns the smell off a goodly amount.
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