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 :lulz: Hot diggity!

All that solar energy, and they're still running on fossil fuels? They should have known that was gonna catch up to them eventually. Electricity is only for the worthy.


Literate Chaotic / Re: Don't Break The Chain
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:05:14 pm »
Understandable. Best to start when it doesn't feel like work. I'm trying this as an exercise to gently get my creative writing neurons to dust off and starting working again, after years of bleh.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Don't Break The Chain
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:21:58 pm »
That's very cool.  I like the idea, regardless of the fact that I can't get that Fleetwood Mac song out of my head now.

I'm gearing up for the RPM challenge.  This would be a good place to keep myself honest about what I'm doing.

Yeah, I saw your thread after I made this one. That's perfect!

Literate Chaotic / Re: Don't Break The Chain
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:38:09 am »
I've been putting entries in a notebook:

Jan 27:

     The basement smelled of dusty concrete and damp cardboard. A smell of nostalgia left to mildew. She shuffled over to the far corner, savoring the crunch of paint chips beneath her shoes. Tucked away on the old, warped wooden shelves was the object of her search: a cigar box, somehow untouched by the damp.
     She pulled the box free from the cobwebs, their strands seeming to reach feebly for their stolen prize.
     "This time will be different," she promised. A promise for no one.

Jan 28:

     The sky was just a little too clear, the sun a little too hot. He'd come home with a sunburn for sure. His cheeks tingled in anticipation of being lightly singed.

Jan 29:

     Everyone remained silent, but it was a sickly silence. Rather than a solemn hush that commands respect, this was an aching void of silence. It begged them for an answer, a question, a curse. Anything to fill the space, but they stood dumb and frightened. Each passing heartbeat seemed to grow louder as they continued to fail. Failing to answer.

Literate Chaotic / Don't Break The Chain
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:32:23 am »
So I recently learned that there's this thing called "Don't Break The Chain"

I ignored most of the details but the gist of it is that you make one tiny little bit of creativity every day, and try to not miss a day.

This bit of creativity can be anything, but obviously an Internet forum is best suited to writing. And whatever you make can be really, really small. If you're writing, it can be a sentence. It doesn't have to be good in the slightest, or related to whatever you made the previous day.

I'd like people to start using this thread to post the Links in their Chain, as it were. If something causes inspiration and you'd like to expand on something, make a new topic and link back to the post in this thread.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: ATTN: PEEDEE
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:22:06 am »
Fun experiment:

Watch the original The Show with Ze Frank:

It's like a year-long snapshot of 2006-2007.

Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 16, 2015, 06:13:20 pm »

I think I just invented my own new slogan :lulz:

Or Kill Me / Re: Thinking Discordian for brain hygiene
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:43:01 pm »
I spent 5 years earning my undergrad in Geology, slowly becoming more and more disaffected with everything I was doing the whole time (not with the geology; I love me some rocks).

I decided to bail out on going to grad school, because academia was starting to kill me. After a few months of searching for work and living at home, I found work in my field that allows me to live independently. That in itself is a goddamn miracle in this decade.

But I recently started having a LOT more fun since I took up two different martial arts, around this time last year. I've never been an especially physical or fitness-oriented person, but it's been an absolute blast.

So, optional corollary to the GO OUTSIDE rule: DO DIFFICULT STUFF FOR FUN.

I definitely consider Dark Souls 1 to be the more polished experience, in terms of level design and story. DS2, however, has VASTLY improved multiplayer and a few gameplay adjustments that I quite enjoyed (dual-weilding, etc).

The three DLCs for DS2 are very good, I would say just about as good as the DLC "Artorias of the Abyss" was for DS1. DS2 is slated for a sort of re-release this year, "Scholar of the First Sin," which will add, among other things, more lore (about time).

I miss the Meat Forum :(

Nigel, that "nightshade intolerance" sounds like someone was deliberately trying to ruin their life as hard as possible. If I couldn't eat those foods you listed I would probably jump off a bridge.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: January 15, 2015, 08:34:23 pm »
I'm sad to admit that I've seen this behavior in myself during meetings.  I have since attempted to SHUT UP when women are speaking.

I'm even sadder to report that I've found this difficult.

The struggle continues.  Sorry.

Same here. I don't exactly find myself in many meetings, but I've noticed in group conversations that HOLY COW men do not shut up, ever. Including me, more often than if like.

In exercise news, my kendo (Japanese swordfighting) class did our annual 1000 practice swings last night. As in, we hefted a 39-inch, 500 gram bamboo stick over our heads and swung it forward and back 1000 times, while trying maintain proper grip and posture.

My arms are filing for divorce.

The most important thing is that "Hotel California" by the Eagles and "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band are the worst songs. It's all uphill from there.

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