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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:56:10 am »
Can we hope for The Grand Coalition of Fuck The Tories?
Sinn Fienn +ulster unionists + SNP + Libdems + labour + greens for government, Jeremy Corben for PM

Featured / Re: Another topic
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:24:00 pm »
Ah yes, this thing Rat made which was awesome and I didn't appreciate enough broke after the move about four years ago and I never got around to fixing it :(

I thought this was quite a funny use of the first person perspective, the video is a typical sketching video, lots of people have done them, the funny little twist(spoilers) at the end is when he holds up the finished Sketch, we are Bob Ross.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:44:16 pm »
The RBS thing gives me a bit of schadenfreude, over the last few months there have been a contingent pushing that Ireland should rejoin the commonwealth and that as a Independent nation state we had a failed banking sector because we had to nationalise AIB by 96%, the states stake is going up for IPO in the next few months, expecting a profit of about 30% on it.

Yeah, I've also seen the argument life does not mean conciousness or things like a developing fetus is a developing conciousness: A grey prelife state. It's seen as the compassionate option, that saying "it is the mothers choice" is somehow cruel to the unborn. Ireland is the only country in Europe where Abortion is completely illegal, which the 8th Amendment enshrines the rights of the unborn.
Even my mother who is fairly liberal on most issues believes abortion after the first two weeks is murder.

The 8th has resulted in the death of at least two women in the last few years because of complications where there was a risk to their lives and they requested the abortion and were denied.

The Hypocrisy is that the state does not offer these children the same opportunities to others nor have a mechanism in place for proper adoption for unwanted children forced to term by mothers who don't want them. A case from a couple of years ago that was exceptionally grim was a rape case where a 15 year old was denied the right to abortion, she carried the child to term but insisted she never wants to see it. The child is still in state care, it has been two years. The compassionate option my ass.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 18, 2017, 01:40:07 pm »
Great, so she is buying the election when the opposition is in disarray. At the taxpayers expense.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 18, 2017, 01:22:57 pm »
So she had what, 3, 4 years left in the term, why call an election if not that the Tories want to be out of power.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: April 12, 2017, 05:31:44 pm »
So at this rate it would probably be good to set up a pool on the job survival time of the remaining staffers, I remember people joked about it day one, but it seems to be a rate of one a week now.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Comic Reviews and discussions
« on: April 09, 2017, 11:30:59 am »
In the last year, I have spent very little time reading (detrimental as that is to my relaxation), I get in a lot of reference books and stuff for work, a lot of study on houses but it’s all very dry stuff. I managed to get a bit of time this weekend to read Alan Moore’s Providence.
It’s the last part of his H.P Lovecraft series. The last volume: Neonomicon was a hard read because of the violence, sexual and otherwise, though excellent in its own right was quite cruel to Lovecraft, focusing on his sexual insecurities as an analogy for the cosmic unknowable horror.
Providence is a lot kinder, and the whole thing reads as a love story to Lovecraft’s gift to science-fiction, horror and religious significance. It's about a closeted homosexual newspaper writer for the Herald living around 1919, who's lover has recently killed himself over being spurned. In his grief, he travels across New England meeting the various creatures from the stories, each issue focusing on a story or two.
Unlike Neonomicon the creatures don't present a threat, in fact they jokingly refer to the writer as The Herald man, his role being to document them and in some weird way thus bringing them into existence, there’s a lot of trippy metacontext to this.
I was afraid The Herald Man was a stand in for Lovecraft that Moore was making another mean joke at (the closeted homosexual I though was going to be a misplaced jab at Lovecraft), but he doesn't go down that route, in fact Lovecraft himself shows up and plays a role in the story, and though it still acknowledges he certainly had hang ups, its hung without judgement or assumption of what he is.
A slight spoiler for this that the events directly act as sequel to Neonomicon, with the herald man’s writing and ushering in of the new creatures directly tying into the pregnancy at the end of Neonomicon giving some nice closure (as much as you can get from a story that focuses on alienation and the unknowable forces that manipulate us). Gender, sexuality, child birth and people’s fears around them are examined but coming from a much kinder place than the earlier story which as an apology gives an even more detailed study of Lovecraft’s work.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: April 07, 2017, 03:12:29 pm »
Today I learned to be scared of 00.dusk

There is a guy who doesn't seem to have many followers, which is a shame because he's a sound engineer and his audio is some of the best out there, he does have jarring sounds, that are not relaxing at all, but really cause the ASMR trigger to kick in powerfully because of how unexpected they are

Well that certainly is mindfucky enough lol.  I'm not sure if it's asmr or not but wife and I use to fall asleep listening to Ken Nordine - Word Jazz on the chicago radio on sunday night.  This guy here, reminds me somewhat of Ken Nordine.

I found a couple of asmr reiki videos.  i have to wonder if one could get a "legitimate" reiki experience via youtube.   

Heather Feather seems like a very sincere person -- in that "couldn't hide it if she tried" kind of way.

These a new zealand guy Massage ASMR who does Reiki videos, I don't get much out of them because they are more about the hand gestures, but he has an amazing video with the tuning forks and Tibetan singing bowls and those are very relaxing.

I'm fairly certain that Ken Nordine guy is trying to hypnotise me.

The trick to survival is to bite his testicles off first

Specifically the testicles? they aren't like multipurpose fighting teeth, evolution has wrought its sick sense of humour to make them specifically designed for testicle crushing and chopping?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:07:50 pm »
That's insane, I was expecting a hard-line stance, but that's the worst-case scenarios.
Tax on all import/export, cheap holiday travel, booze, food, shit... Energy, the UK is entering the worst energy deficit its had, it's going to be buying energy daily until the new nuclear plant is up and running which they are saying five years, realistically could be another ten.

My company builds our equipment here for distribution in the UK, I'm hoping not but am pessimistic that this won’t mean we will have to pay standard tariff as if moving outside the Eurozone.

Great, one more threat awaits in the post apocalyptic wasteland, roving llama gangs

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