They say the past is a foreign country.
So, is there a word for History Weeaboos yet? Because there needs to be a word for that.
I hate my girlfriend's pasta.
I've spent most of this evening tinkering with my solution to the Anti-Javelin Battery puzzle in Infinifactory.
I've got my cycles down from 362 to 220, and even reduced my footprint (411 to 360) and block count (209 to 159) to boot!
I realize nobody knows what I'm talking about, but I'm feeling satisfied with myself and I wanted to share.
Hey! Where did my extra 388 characters go!? >:(
What is it about Communism 101 groups that brings out the worst in people?
If you ask your basic questions about Communism in a meme group, or a debate group, or basically any other kind of communist group, you'll generally meet helpful people interested in educating you.
If you ask them in a Communism 101 group, you'll be bombarded with pendants eager to belittle you to boost their own ego.
I am bummed I have to cut this out of my essay:
"There are many things I'd like to see parceled out equitably: healthcare, wealth, access to the means of production. That doesn't extend to stuff like "fun," "love," or "feelings of accomplishment." Those will always need to be earned.
Philosophy major's lament:
When I use the word "necessarily," I always do it with intention. It's meant to be read as a strict logical function.
The way most people use it has trained people to hear it as a filler word. Something to be ignored, like "very" or "really."
This bugs me way more than the deterioration of the word "literally."
Trump, liberals, and Israel (shitpost) Show more
To hashtag The Resistance white liberals in their pink pussy hats who just NOW got upset about how Israel treats Palestinians because it’s another reason to be mad at Trump...
WELCOME TO OUTRAGE OVER THE OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE, ALREADY IN PROGRESS.
I guess better late than never? 🤷🏼♀️
For some reason, I can only access soc.ialis.me on my laptop. On my desktop, it's giving me a "Corrupted Content Error."
A friend just asked me if I was working from home today.
It's such a small thing, but that's a level of dignity I have not often been given as a writer. People who want that information ask if I have the day off (from my day job).
The Hunger Games is a story of a young woman who discovers she has the unique power of being immune to Chekhov's Gun.
How do you politely tell someone "That piece of writing is bad to the point of being completely incoherent." ?
Disney has reached a point where they legitimately have what I would call a monopoly on pop culture. The kind that courts should be forcing to break up.
Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition was not entirely bereft of good ideas.
Reptilian Kobolds are superior to mammalian ones.
Tolkien is a mediocre writer who gets way more credit than he deserves for inspiring the creation of Dungeons and Dragons.
I know as many good people who ID as libertarian as those who ID as Leftist.
Nerds are awful. I fucking hate nerds.
Having difficulty "adulting" stops being cute when you're 20. After that, shut the fuck up and take care of your shit.
All invective language is etymologically linked to oppressive social norms. If we can't find some way to live with that, we will lose the upcoming generations when they're old enough to start swearing.
One of the Rights greatest victories in recent decades was flipping the script about offensiveness. We used to offend them, now they offend us. We need to take that shit back.
I have an unfortunate pattern with Mastadon, where I have some great and enriching conversations here.
But they're usually spread about a month apart, with just...nothing happening in between.
Perhaps I should say more controversial things.
A pal of mine just asked me to criticize his writing.
His writing is an exploration of his depression.
I feel like this is a lose/lose situation.