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Or Kill Me / Re: Soft, warm little animals
« on: April 07, 2016, 04:15:35 am »
I missed this before. This hit me right in the guts.

Thank you.

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Or Kill Me / Re: They can't buy this
« on: April 07, 2016, 04:08:43 am »
Hey there, new guy! I liked this piece. It's like a small defiant fist clinging to the one small thing They can't take away.

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The value of a rock is what it can do. The same can be said of a person.

I disagree.  The value of a person is, I would posit, found in what s/he does.  You don't have to cure cancer or invent a new musical genre or...I dunno...invent a pair of self-removing pants.  You just have to fucking do something.  And do it as hard as you can, then do it harder.

Love cooking, but you're piss-poor at it?  Do it anyway.  "Skill" is a fancy word for the huge pile of failures behind you.  Maybe you'll never be the best, but dammit you did something, and that's more than most of the people around you can say.

It's not in the mastery, it's in the doing that a person becomes a human.

I've been exploring the forums and I must say I'm a fan of your work.

Cheers.

Note: Modified in the face of a very good point.

I think you're right in dropping the "can" from that sentence. We Are What We Do and all that.

I've been falling into the same cabbages/SHEEPLE trapinoneof my other series, too. It's such a common one I should probably start digging to see if there are any good essays already written about it to help. It really is a challenge to talk about "my personal path to being a less shitty me" without disparaging the shittier version of yourself, and by extension the shittier versions of people you see around you. And Roger's right that it's unfair, because we're all shitlords from time to time, and you might just be catching someone on a shit day, or you might just not be paying attention to the bipedal stuff they're doing right in front of you. At the same time, self improvement takes work, and motivating yourself or someone else to do the work (whatever it is) almost always relies on DON'T BE A SHITHEEL ALL THE TIME.


YUSSSSSS THIS.

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The value of a rock is what it can do. The same can be said of a person.

I disagree.  The value of a person is, I would posit, found in what s/he does.  You don't have to cure cancer or invent a new musical genre or...I dunno...invent a pair of self-removing pants.  You just have to fucking do something.  And do it as hard as you can, then do it harder.

Love cooking, but you're piss-poor at it?  Do it anyway.  "Skill" is a fancy word for the huge pile of failures behind you.  Maybe you'll never be the best, but dammit you did something, and that's more than most of the people around you can say.

It's not in the mastery, it's in the doing that a person becomes a human.

I've been exploring the forums and I must say I'm a fan of your work.

Cheers.

Note: Modified in the face of a very good point.

I like this quite a lot.

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Quote
cyan koala. water drips from it constantly. to look into its eyes is to peer into a distant abyss.

Weirdly accurate.

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I scored 69.

:lmnuendo:

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I realized that I forgot about PD for a couple of days, so here I am all logged on and shit, making my presence known.

It's going to be kind of a brutal term I think.



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In completely unrelated news, Darkwater Crossing is now entirely depopulated.

Is this a place in a game, or is it a game unto itself?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: How to hack an election
« on: April 02, 2016, 03:56:04 pm »
There's irony in the fact that, whilst futurists and transhumanists are speculating on the viability of alternative cognitive substrates, it's already happened. Half of humanity have offloaded most of their thinking and reasoning to facebook and twitter  :lulz:

a la ex machina.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: How to hack an election
« on: April 02, 2016, 01:55:03 am »
Given that most of the US seems to get their political information from Facebook memes and Twitter, I am unsurprised.

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Whelp, true to form, been too long with the same manager so they decided I needed a new one.  #7 now.  This time not in the building, so I'm extra easy to get rid of when "resource actions" hit.

I don't understand your workplace.

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Also also, it's finally my weekend after 8 brutal days in a row including the hardest day I've spent in a restaurant since the time I tore my rotator cuff on friday of July 4th weekend and had to work one-armed until sunday. And it's going to be 70 degrees and sunny today and tomorrow. Today, we buy a baby carrier and a stroller and test them out with a walk to the little secret beach down by the end of the Port of Everett property. Tomorrow, if all works well, we take Joey for her first real excursion, probably to Lake Goodwin where I might even get stupid enough to go in the water.

Awww. :) Those first outings are so sweet.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Soft, warm little animals
« on: April 01, 2016, 02:33:37 am »
I love it. It's perfect.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Soft, warm little animals
« on: March 31, 2016, 02:49:11 pm »
Is this one available for projects?

Yes, feel free.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: March 31, 2016, 02:46:10 am »

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