hope (-) Show more
“Hope is a terrible thing, she said. Is it? Yes, it keep you living in another place, a place which doesn't exist. For some people it's better than where they are. For many it's a relief. From life, she said. A relief from life? Is that living?"
-- Susan Minot, Evening
"Hope is a sad thing."
-- Raymond Kenney
fair warning for newbies: people you see responding to me may not be visible to me, if I don't respond to someone's responses it is not a statement about anything, it is often that I simply didn't see it at all
or that I don't care
or that I am terrible and agree
or that I am terrible and disagree
feel free to assume the worst if you'd like, I am often pretty terrible and you might be right, who knows
and probably not me! ^_^
Quick note for new Mastodonians:
If you try to follow someone and get an hourglass, it means they have to approve your follows.
It is not a reflection on you if this doesn't happen immediately. Notifications about this aren't in the same window as the usual "someone followed you" default notifications.
It's not like Twitter's thing. It's Masto's own thing, and some of us are a bit more security-conscious than others, and some of us are slow to review our follow requests.
I don't have to wonder about what drives people to terrible actions.
I have COMMITTED terrible actions.
I have experienced virtually no legal action for such, likely never will (IIRC statutes ran out -- or the evidence is all gone, and either way I will confirm no details of anything).
As someone who has actually done terrible shit, I UNDERSTAND what drives people to terrible shit.
The terrible actions still need stopping, just like someone should have stopped me.
Valve, 1997: we make video games
Valve, 2017: we sell other people's video games and make controllers
Valve, 2037: we make salsa and invent colors
*turns towards u*
*nods in understanding*
*does owl things*
Anyone who tells you they "don't have an agenda" doesn't know what an agenda is.
Warner says she OD'd on somethin' called Angel Blasters. Housekeeper found her passed out in bed wearin' nothin' but a brown bolo tie, tied to a bagel.
Steamed Hams but it's Metal Gear Solid but it's Paul Eiding reading random government documents.
cryptocurrency Show more
cryptocurrencies are a really good example of how many people don't seem to realise how important a role society & psychology play in the fundamental characteristics and functioning of a technology. if you assess a technology on its technological merits you will only be able to understand a small part of what actually happens when you give it to people: what people do to it, and what it does to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(this is a reference and a joke, all human and technoid languages are welcome)
mark zuckerberg irl Show more
I can't recommend anything without some sort of disclaimer, but most of the comedy in the revival of mst3k isn't terrible. (Even they have moments that are unsettling, but I am hoping it was intentionally so in most cases, and not a creator perspective failure.)
here at Mastodon your human languages are frequently understood but many of us are learning 'Mastodoni'
what happened to you little blob friend what have they done to your face ;-; https://dev.glitch.social/media/HAFU8Vxpk1-MV9dKpMg
any jort in a dorm
sexual ish, unhappy Show more
and I can't imagine how to be okay with my flesh the way it is and so
I don't even know for sure that I liked sex in the way those words usually mean that thing
I don't know anything really
sexual ish, unhappy Show more
I remember when I was super into someone and I kinda realized they were into all the aspects of my body that I hate
it was a bad feeling and I think it soured my attraction to them instantly :(
even if now I don't look as muscled as I did then it's just
what they want isn't going to be what I want, unless they're just never talking about my body at all, and then what's even the point
I'm honestly a little schadenfreudey about Twitter
like, I know I'm not being my best self but like
I LOVE the idea, on some level, that there's corporate people going "but it can't make money and it's not a company! why would people use it?!"
like the idea of a service NOT being corporately controlled is SO SURREAL to them it's basically a Twilight Zone episode
this is why piracy was rampant, but they have no way to think of it as IP theft and the genie can't go back in the bottle anyway