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Supernatural is trash.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Dumb Question
« on: October 12, 2015, 04:40:11 pm »
QG keeps asking things about rocks and stuff. Gets me all weird around the collar.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Dumb Question
« on: October 12, 2015, 04:38:25 pm »
My understanding of the process of making synthetic diamonds is that it is accomplished by taking a miniscule diamond seed crystal and putting it in a vacuum chamber. That chamber is then filled with vaporized carbon, which sticks atom by atom to the diamond surface to make it bigger. I would assume that a certain amount of the carbon sticks to the walls of the chamber.


Put 'em all in one place for easy pickin's after we all turn into Morlocks. Good plan!

RPG Ghetto / Re: How to tell your GM is Defective
« on: October 11, 2015, 10:41:01 pm »
They ever say the words "But I don't want you to level up."


"Clerics are busted.  You can play one, but it has the same BAB as a wizard."


"You can't use evasion because there's nowhere to dodge."

:gonk: :crankey: :fuckoff: :pissed:  :angrymob:

:walken: :jihaad:
:mccain: :cramstipated:

lived through that

Decent penis, though.

I don't think "NEWSFEED!" is the correct response to this post out of context, and yet....

But there have been people not getting laid for ages. Why this, why now?

Our society has stopped pretending.  You are told by the news and by government officials that you are in fact a tiny cog in a big machine.  You are then told that this is good, and that you should be not only PROUD of this, but that you should shit all over anyone who feels that being a cog is a bad thing.

America, Cainad, love it or leave it.  Your efforts and the efforts of everyone around you flow, however indirectly, OUT to places like Afghanistan and then back IN to places like Raytheon and Goldman Sachs.  Your will never get to retire - if you're lucky enough to have a job - and your children will drink filthy water for their entire lives. 

And you are told, again, to SUPPORT this as good & right.  And lots of people do, they're absolutely frantic about it, and who the fuck knows what these freaks tell themselves before they go to sleep every night.

It's all sick.  And I am unsure exactly why it is surprising that sick people are produced by it.  Action/reaction, it's how the fucking universe WORKS.  "I can't get a date but this can't possibly be MY fault" and "That fucking asshole boss of mine ruins my life but I can't just WALK AWAY" and "I'll be paying off this degree for 35 years, and it qualifies me to make $18.50 per hour HAHAHAHA" and then one day you blast a room full of people at the community college, thus adding to the insane stress levels of every OTHER fucked up unit in the country.

But it makes GREAT media, and devolves quite nicely into the same old fucking 2nd amendment debates that we've been screeching past each other for 70 years.

When I think about shit like this, Cainad, I ask myself "We dropped out of the trees for this?"

At least we'll die having been entertained.

In other words, I'm saying that being unable to get laid and the shootings are likely both byproducts of related factors.

I agree. Being sexually frustrated is probably a symptom that acts at least partially as a feedback loop, like scratching an eczema spot: it's not the cause, but it aggravates and perpetuates itself. Maybe there's a symptomatic treatment available, but I don't think that's going to get us where we need to be.

I mean, these people are probably not getting romantic attention because, you know, they are badly socialized and have the kind of mentality that leads to shooting lots of people. Not exactly a winner in the dating scene, at least to my knowledge.

Slightly tangenting, I think the issue of guns is a forgone conclusion in the USA. They're here to stay. The real question is, can we pull through to create a culture in which people can have their guns but not wind up in a spiral of crazy that leads to mass murder? Or at least, have them do it less often?

Guns and mental illness have coexisted in this country for a long time too, so I don't think that's a fruitful line of inquiry. Unless, of course, you consider the culture of the USA to be pathological or diseased (which I wouldn't immediately disagree with).

I have an urge to return to this place, and that urge has been gaining momentum.
It's been a long time, so here's a re-introduction off the top of my head.

I'm Epimetheus; I'm a little baby boy of 23 years; I live in California where it's still triple-digits in mid-October and I resent every minute of it; I am working full-time; I am learning Spanish; I like art and music and language and physics and history and learning things in general; I am a college dropout but I am currently working toward a degree; I am very lighthearted but I get serious when it's about decisions that affect others - nonetheless I am generally optimistic, no matter the evidence to the contrary; I have a crush on Discordia even though she is mean to me sometimes.

Sorry about not saying goodbye. I hope it didn't hurt anyone. Here's my hello. Any questions?

Welcome back


How's things?

But there have been people not getting laid for ages. Why this, why now?

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: I am in love.
« on: October 11, 2015, 04:29:06 am »
 :lulz: File under: things that would get me to watch TV news.

It is certainly well worth noting that the majority of adolescents, male and female, are sexually frustrated, many well into their college years, making it in itself a wholly inadequate explanation, however compelling it feels from an "I can relate to that" standpoint. It also implies that simply not getting laid is enough to make young men into mass murderers, and I would certainly like to give men more credit than that.

On the other hand, loneliness, isolation, powerlessness and rejection on a more holistic level are far more plausible as primary contributing factors.

Yeah. I'm also not keen on a narrative that implies that girls need to be getting boys laid or the school will get shot up.

Discordian Recipes / Re: DECLASSIFIED drink recipes by TWJ
« on: October 09, 2015, 04:39:52 pm »
1) Eater of Clowns
2) some cash
3) package store
4) Drink the Budweiser Clamato Chelada. Drink it, you fucking worm.


1) Johnny Walker Black label
2) Glass

This has less to do with my palette and more to do with not bothering to maintain a properly stocked booze supply.

That... um, wow. I'm not sure if that counts as "Gygax-tier" or worse.

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