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Messages - Q. G. Pennyworth

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Sup Suu!!

I was literally just thinking -- remember how we all assumed Suu was probably a 40-something year old bald man? We're getting old, that guy is probably like 91 now.



I'm finding myself increasingly comfortable not understanding things like Fortnite dances and the word Yeet.

I'm actually enjoying "yeet" "ooof" and "mood." The Waluigi stuff I can give a hard pass

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Bring and Brag / Re: QGP Arts Megathread - Marginalia
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:15:13 pm »

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:37 pm »
"Much of the information I've cribbed out of this book, but since I wrote the book it's probably okay."

I love academia sometimes.

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Apple Talk / Re: 21C Weirdness in blog format.
« on: October 08, 2018, 03:26:48 am »
I wonder, sometimes, if I had been born in a different time whether I would keep falling out of it like I do in this century.

The 21st Century has a spotty relationship with the passage of time, and everyone notices. Days are simultaneously too long and too short. Weeks go on for years and seasons pass in hours and years are such abstract concepts we can barely hold on to them with all of our invocations of election cycles and constant calendar visibility on the bottom of our screens. The whole thing is falling apart, and everyone knows it.

Rome is on fire.

We are circling the wagons, we are screaming, we are not sure where the enemy is but it sure as fuck is here and nobody is really sure we'll beat it this time. We are steeped in dystopia, in apocalypse lore. Every century has its nutbags on the corner screaming the end is nigh, but ours are environmental scientists and government whistleblowers and economic experts. Our children grow up on deep fried memes and casual suicidality, the only sensible reaction to impending global catastrophe. Doomsday prepping is so last century, we'll be dying on the barricades thank you very much.

I came of age as the 21st Century was born, I was the same age then that it is now, the cusp of legal adulthood, with all the insanity and uncertainty it entails. I didn't know who I was or where I wanted to be, I barely knew what I was good at and what I had enjoyed in the past. I was full of hormones and simultaneously too pretentious and too shy to get anywhere or do anything, and the baggage I carried with me from the 20th Century was literally eating me alive, until the night I decided I'd rather be dead than keep going the way I was.

If the 21st Century finds itself with a bottle of painkillers in the next couple months, maybe it can turn itself around, too.

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Or Kill Me / Bandanna
« on: October 07, 2018, 04:15:29 am »
I put a bandanna in my purse
on the way out the door
reflexively
Because if there is teargas
you want to cover your mouth and nose
Because I was going out to an event
and I don't go to events anymore
where we don't worry about teargas
and nazis
There were people spraypainting signs
NO FASCISM and SOLIDARITY WITH CHARLOTTESVILLE
but there were no cops there
except the ones blocking traffic
and the dumptrucks they used to close the road
were too much like the ones they used
to block off the protesters from traffic
for fear of another Charlottesville
This is my whole life now
Everything is protests or politics or echoes of both
and even the places I escape to
are reflections of the fear and rage
the banshee wail I can't ever get out
and can never walk away from
it's become second nature
reflex
Because for two years there has been
a quiet war
And we fight it with cardboard
and bullhorns
and bandannas

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 25, 2018, 11:49:33 am »
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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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:26:38 pm »
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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