Looking for community recs!
- Drawing! I have a Intuos 3 that needs some love. I'm amateur but would love to practice!
- IT: saturated topic; if you know a place with no ambient categorical putdowns etc, I'll give it a shot... USpol is getting "deal withn't"
- Games: I love the energy and music of the Touhou series; 1cc'd some modern games on N/H/X. Social chat a plus
- Surprise me! Looking for new experiences in positive environments, I won't know until I try!
Boosts appreciated, DMs welcome!
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I think about this a lot — because like, I kept asking myself, why are so many progressive dudes in my life fucking AFRAID of us? Like terrified of saying the wrong thing. Saying they absolutely cannot understand and won't try. They're nervously spouting these rules to be included, conditionally, terrified of it being pulled away.
And then I realised — I'm the same way. I'm just as terrified. But who can burden that fear? And where is it released? I think you have a few ideas where
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There are more moderates than there are any of us. And if they're only actually accepted in a space that doesn't grow their understanding of other people, but turn them on something that seems like a cliquish, tightly-wound bubble from the outside, we're going to keep having this awful tension.
Meanwhile our national speed limit is 100km/h lmao
I was confused for a bit, then remembered there are still parts of the world that use miles per hour
I wonder when the next "Mars Orbiter" unit conversion disaster will happen
Which isn't to say I dislike cultural criticism generally. I'm quite fond of the enlightening critic who explains history and influence because history is a fantastic thing to know and contrasts norms and assumptions we seemingly take for granted to norms and assumptions taken for granted in other times.
Less fond of cultural suburbanites defending cultural lawns, enforcing a recently manufactured ideal of authenticity, declaring twee pop the undeath of culture and nose-rings implied violence.
I sort of take a minor orientation of initial dislike to anyone who goes around calling people 'neckbeards' or any other language that uses appearance or interests or hobbies or mannerisms as a proxy for possibly (or not) disagreeable attitudes and dispositions.
(Or, worse, just insinuates that some interests/hobbies are 'bad' or 'shameful'.)
Do as I say, not as I do
Regardless of issue or advocate, this sums up everyone and everything
I don't know why people expect that 'But this guy is REALLY REALLY BAD' is supposed to make me be okay with capital punishment when I oppose capital punishment, but they seem to.
Nearly finished a Factorio Bob's mods run with no roboports or trains
Why do I do this
Thank you N-Gate for giving us the glorious word "webshit"
@Elizafox The antagonist mocked them about it immediately after, before you could save again, saying how there was no way you could go back and do things differently now
So naturally most people reloaded at the save point immediately beforehand and double checked all the dialogue options to try to find the way that they were promised
Except now your internal monologue on the menus said things like "you thought about telling her how you just saw her die, but that would be really weird"
@Elizafox It was pushed pretty hard
Everything about it everywhere talked about how it was the RPG where nobody had to die
There was a mechanic where if you couldn't talk a monster down, you could still beat them down and spare them before the end
But with bosses, they just immediately died when their healthbar reached 15% or the like, well before becoming spareable, and you weren't warned about it beforehand
This meant a lot people had a shock when they killed beloved goatmom at the start
"I am a C programmer. I have a deep and abiding understanding of NULL-terminated lists and quintuple indirection."