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Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:29:04 pm »
Maybe it's just because I joined this place when I was 17 and as I got older it was easier for me to see through him, but I definitely sensed a downward spiral.

I mean, he was always a dork but whatever his flaws, they got worse over time. Possibly as a result of his "sources" and everything else he used to back up his arguments being sussed out.

So maybe he always sucked, but at least there was a time when he wasn't quite as insufferably smug about how much he sucked.

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Or Kill Me / Re: I R STOOPID
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:13:08 pm »
("communication occurs only between equals". - RAW) 

This is incorrect.  Communication only occurs in non-punishing situations.  Not the same thing.

Then there's actually worthwhile insight like this, ITT.

Pretty decent thread, honestly, especially if you consider RWHN's posts as entertainment.

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I have long suspected that my best friend is of the same species as Nigel. She is, however, much younger and thus not quite as lethal.

I'm not dead, but when the sun is right behind me I can be just a little translucent.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: tulpas :^)
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:45:05 pm »
Cain, I'm worried about how much time you're spending on Tumblr.

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Yeah, I know. Itís been months since the last update but thereís been nothing new to add. Weíve been having absolutely no progress at all because I feel that thereís nothing left to try anymoreÖ Nevertheless, things are still lively in this head, hereís a quick summary for each of us.

Shai:

Adopted a gray kitten from one of my lucid dreams, (itís not a tulpa as far as we know or at least it doesnít seem to be more intelligent than a normal house cat). Has been singing a lot during work as we listen to music from a MP3 player, her voice overrides the vocals of the songs and sounds beautiful. Possesses very rarely and only switches in to eat cookies, cake and other sweet stuff (plus petting my sisterís cat everytime we visit her).

Telk:

Heís still fronting for most of the time, has cut down the alcohol consumption a lot. Doesnít have the time to socialize as much as before since heís started taking the work a lot more seriously than before but during weekends heís still the same old Telk. Still enjoys everyday life as much as one can.

Cherry:

I havenít been seeing her as much lately since sheís usually at Telkís house and Iím on the other side of the wonderland, but she switches in to clean since Telk despises it. Organizes everything and has learned to play bass in the wonderland.

Me (Oni):

I usually fill in for Telk once or twice in the day when he wants to take a breather and front during evenings and early mornings when he sleeps. Most of my on time during free time I just play World of Tanks. I know, uninteresting as hell but thatís just the usual me.

I donít know how to end this update other than vague promises that the life will still go on pretty much the same it has been, but Iím sure if something worth writing about pops up Iíll be updating it in here. Thereíll be a party of some sorts of course when we get to day 1000 so thereís that at least to wait for, so until next time!

Don't tell me you're not hooked.

From Tumblr:

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You know that saying, ďif you talk to God long enough, he just might talk back?Ē Itís like that, but with animated ponies.

 :kingmeh:

It's like a truly endless supply of idiocy.

Is this the new Multiple Personality Disorder, now that craze has faded in popularity?

I think it fills the same niche as claiming Multiple Personalities, but without invoking the ire of mental illness-related bloggers on Tumblr. Frame it as a spiritual thing rather than a pathological thing, and ta-da! All the special snowflake-ness without the ableism brigade knocking down your door.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: For Doktor Howl
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:55:29 pm »
 :lulz:

Guess I have to visit Portland at some point.

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The one ray of light right now is that the Paesior story might be made into a graphic novel.

...

...more Miguels?

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 :lulz:

In other news, the people that like star wars way more than me said those are more like exhaust ports as he's using a crystal that is too powerful for regular saber use.  In the books I guess.

So, someone was charging that crystal something fierce, then?

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:mittens:

I'm going to try very hard to push the "government should be held accountable" meme in these kinds of arguments. I'd like to see others try it too, and report any interesting results.

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Except for the guys who can actually bust into your house and/or kill you if they have a good enough story for the judge and jury.

I'm going to try re-framing the discussion about police brutality by referring to cops as the government. Because, you know, they are.

Since government is terrible and badwrong about everything, this should provide "interesting discussion" on the center of reasonable discussion that is Facebook.

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Sounds like a category I sometimes fall into when I'm being intellectually lazy (which is more often than I want to admit).

It's definitely something I've noticed in others. I can think of a few individuals who are certainly highly literate and intellectually capable, but are not quite as smart as they think they are.

A shared trait in just about all of them is a blanket contempt for "idiots," where "idiots" are usually defined by some particular metric that they themselves are strong in (grammar, background scientific knowledge, trivia, etc).

This might be the thing that bothers me the most.  :lol:

I'm pretty sure it was through discussion on this board that I realized how common that kind of thinking is, and just how ugly it really is. Intellectual ability is not a good metric for a person's moral worth, and sneering contempt over minutiae is a pretty pathetic way to elevate oneself above others.

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Sounds like a category I sometimes fall into when I'm being intellectually lazy (which is more often than I want to admit).

It's definitely something I've noticed in others. I can think of a few individuals who are certainly highly literate and intellectually capable, but are not quite as smart as they think they are.

A shared trait in just about all of them is a blanket contempt for "idiots," where "idiots" are usually defined by some particular metric that they themselves are strong in (grammar, background scientific knowledge, trivia, etc).

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The last time someone drew me into a political argument at work, he was an unabashed supporter of UKIP, thought we should close the borders entirely, go to war with Iran and felt teachers should have their wages halved.

This is why I dont discuss politics at work.

Normally they're extremely well-behaved at work. I think I've heard a controversial topic like that come up maybe twice in the 13 months or so I've been there.

But someone had to explain why the traffic was backed up in New York City, and it snowballed into such brilliant quips as "I guess some people just don't want to accept reality, the grand jury ruled and that's that" and "they're still mad about Rodney King."

Yeah, I didn't have much of a say in it either.  I literally have to say "stfu, I don't want to talk about this and stop trying to force me" to get him to shut up.

I suggest you issue challenges to a mandingo bout. I mean, you could argue facts, but people who rely on such a blatant appeal to authority aren't really looking for an actual argument anyway.  I don't know what they are looking for, but it's hardly to be persuaded or to persuade others.

 :lulz: I'll keep both of those options available for future use.

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It's the first time I've been that mad while sitting at my desk in the year I've been there. Mostly there's just the occasional mutter about gun control, and even that's rare.

Strictly speaking, my job has a lower rate of "I'm so mad I wanna puke" than college did, so I guess that's a plus.

I remember now.

What I hated the most was the total flippancy I overheard. I spoke up as best I could but choked. If I had more research and mental preparation I might have done a better job of it. Or maybe I'm just too chickenshit at heart for that kind of thing.

Hearing it treated like a fucking joke made me want to flip some tables and watch this whole disgusting mess burn to the ground.

I have decided to handle the issue by ensuring that my colleagues who say such things become to busy to have time to prattle at me.

This kind of coping strategy makes a LOT more sense to me now than it would have two weeks ago. I will have to meditate on this.

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The last time someone drew me into a political argument at work, he was an unabashed supporter of UKIP, thought we should close the borders entirely, go to war with Iran and felt teachers should have their wages halved.

This is why I dont discuss politics at work.

Normally they're extremely well-behaved at work. I think I've heard a controversial topic like that come up maybe twice in the 13 months or so I've been there.

But someone had to explain why the traffic was backed up in New York City, and it snowballed into such brilliant quips as "I guess some people just don't want to accept reality, the grand jury ruled and that's that" and "they're still mad about Rodney King."

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I remember now.

What I hated the most was the total flippancy I overheard. I spoke up as best I could but choked. If I had more research and mental preparation I might have done a better job of it. Or maybe I'm just too chickenshit at heart for that kind of thing.

Hearing it treated like a fucking joke made me want to flip some tables and watch this whole disgusting mess burn to the ground.

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