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Messages - Q. G. Pennyworth

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Yeah, that I don't spend on rent and food will go towards the PhD fund, which is actually looking pretty healthy.  I may have to buy a house instead if property prices crash post-Brexit.

The American housing market is about to bubble again. Dunno how much that affected prices across the pond last time.

Funny story: the area I live in is one of the highest growth areas of the country. If I managed to sell my house (which I bought near the bottom of the last crash) at the peak of a good bubble, I could pretty much undo most of the bad decisions of my youth.

So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Well they're back to bundling crappy mortgages and letting my friends buy houses, so you've probably got like six months if you actually wanna pull off that trick.

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Yeah, that I don't spend on rent and food will go towards the PhD fund, which is actually looking pretty healthy.  I may have to buy a house instead if property prices crash post-Brexit.

The American housing market is about to bubble again. Dunno how much that affected prices across the pond last time.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: 5000 year history of imminent apocalypse
« on: September 14, 2018, 06:27:21 pm »
I HAVE MANY ALIBIS

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:37:02 am »
Not in danger with the explosions. Also I totally have an alibi, I promise

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:12:56 am »
Man, fuck cancer

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Principia Discussion / Re: Saints
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:02:58 am »
Oh Blessed St Patterson
Patron of Concerned Scientists
Who discerned an unpleasant reality
And converted the world to your cause
Hear our prayer

Oh Blessed St Patterson
You saw clearly the poison in the air
When others refused to believe
You fought the lobbyists
And you won in your lifetime

Oh Blessed St Patterson
How holy was your dissenting report
How divine your unwavering resolve
How critical the line you held
Between "normal" and "typical"

Let us see clearly the poisons in our lives
Let us never accept what is "normal" as "safe"
Guide us in our own dissent
Remind us we can win

Oh Blessed St Patterson,
Hear our prayer

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Bring and Brag / Re: Favorite Sentences Megathread
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:32:36 pm »
"The only god in this dismal world was the one she was off to kill."

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Bring and Brag / Favorite Sentences Megathread
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:31:31 pm »
What do you post here? Your favorite sentences from your own writing, or someone else's with attribution. Context is for losers.

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Apple Talk / Re: Woooooo
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:15:58 pm »
Which one, for the headphone impaired?

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Apple Talk / Re: Tinnitus
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:14:59 pm »
This kind of shit is why I keep checking this forum though.

Love you QG. Got a comp of the poetry or nearing enough for another book thing?

Still in moving hell. I have all the 2017 stuff together but I haven’t formatted shit and we’re creepibg up on 2019 so I may have to rethink the whole concept

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Apple Talk / Tinnitus
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:31:33 am »
She has tinnitus
Says it sounds like a symphony
Tones that ebb and flow into infinity
Words drop out she responds numbly
Smiles and nods like a foreigner in her own country
Her body is failing and she can hear
Everything

She has tinnitus
Says it's nothing really
Winces when the sound jabs too deeply
Can't stand the radio, hides at the party
It's always too much and she hates to be needy
Her body is failing and she can hear
Everything

She has tinnitus
Says it feels like a fantasy
The ambient soundtrack to her every reverie
The howling void outside our reality
The edges are ragged and she rides them fearlessly
The world is failing and she can hear
Everything

She has tinnitus
Says it's like electricity
Angels in the wiring screaming in assembly
Incomprehensible, prone to insanity
The simulation's failing and she can hear
Everything

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Apple Talk / Re: Discordia EXPOSED (No, not me. My shirt is safely ON.)
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:10:39 pm »
This one came out super pretty

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:45:30 am »
Sounds like the kind of shit that might have saved my mom if she were in better condition when they caught it. Happy they got your mom put back together.

And sorry to hear about yours.

This is a weird, fairly rare form of breast cancer, and the treatment for it is less than 18 months old.  Before that they just went masectomy, chemo, radiation, more chemo, call the hearse.

Is it weird that the newness makes me feel better?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:27:12 am »
Sounds like the kind of shit that might have saved my mom if she were in better condition when they caught it. Happy they got your mom put back together.

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Or Kill Me / Re: On Bitching
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:23:11 am »
Oh, I'm sure you've got your pussy hat or your Rally for Science shirt or a pin your bought off that one guy who showed up with a whole bag of them and didn't tell you he was with the Democratic Socialists or Social Democrats or whatever the hell Too Far Left organization he works with. I'm sure you've got the selfie. Maybe you even marched your feet raw in the freezing cold, or burned yourself in a summertime riot. I'm super sure you showed up one of the days the sun was shining and the cops were on your side.

But I'm not really convinced you've ever had to escape the kettle coming in around you. I don't think you had to put together an exit strategy for your children in case armed counterprotesters made good on their threats. I sincerely doubt you've ever screamed yourself hoarse in the rain because the Proud Boys were just a couple yards away and your people were fading and you didn't even outnumber the fucks in the first place. I don't believe you ever limped home with your sign dragging on the pavement.

And that's the thing, everyone's a goddamned hero in their own mind, and everyone around them is a bunch of fucking slackers, if you let your brain lie to you like that. Everybody is doing things The Right Way while the other idiots are being counterproductive or lazy or glory-seeking.

I cried and screamed on the phone with a staffer for my Congresswoman. I made it to the convention and I thanked my Attorney General for addressing the Nazi threat by name. I fucking deep-canvased a Libertarian know-it-all for a ballot measure.

I'm not even doing enough.

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