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Minnesota Satanists!!!!

20th Century Satanists were kind of dipshits, but I have to say I'm really liking these 21st Century Satanists.

Nigel, who are we kidding?  You'll just kill them, and we shall cheer you on.

Also, why is the board so fucking slow today?  I mean in terms of load times.  It's insane.  60-90 seconds per page, the rest of the internet is fine.

Also also, teh flukes are in rare form.  If you could see what I see...

What does the doctor say about that?

This one's for Nigel:

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:


This is why it's so frustrating when I try to talk to computer people about biology. They're like "simple code!" and I'm like "nooooooooo..." and they're like "silly biology girl just doesn't get it".


My prospective mentor visit went insanely well and he wants me in his lab. Now I just need to get into the program. I am hoping that my ace in the hole will be that hardly anybody knows about this tiny little brand-new program in Vancouver.

I registered for classes. I was torn about whether to maybe skip biochemistry in the Spring and just take something easy to meet my other science credits, ("Exploring Mars" is an actual class!) but my research adviser thinks I'll want biochemistry and she's never steered me wrong so far. So this Fall it's behavioral endocrinology, neurophysiology for biology majors, and physics. In the Spring it'll be biochemistry, recombinant DNA, Cell lab, and then holy shit I'm done with classes. Except I think I'm going to take Elementary Functions online over the summer while I'm writing my thesis, to get me ready for calculus.

Had my Ecology midterm today and it seemed to go pretty well except I flat-out forgot the rate of infectiousness equation.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Men's lib
« on: November 19, 2015, 05:10:12 am »
I liked the article for the most part. I think it says a lot of things i'e been trying to say about masculinity for a while now, which is that the male gender role should open up and allow for a less emotionally restrictive expectation . However, I don't   really like how combative the language seems. It shouldn't be framed as men and women "competing" with each other for resources and educations and jobs. It should be about addressing the question that was never answered after second wave feminism, which is, "okay, well what do we do with all these traditionally masculine guys and how do we change the way we bring up guys going forward?" The ideal goal should be that people of any gender should be able to do whatever life makes them happy, provided it doesn't hurt anyone, therefore gender roles should be wide enough to provide that.


In the last couple of days one old friend (no college education) decided to educate me about transgenics, and another (an art major) offered me an accessible explanation of ethical and credibility issues in journal publication.

I have this feeling that no matter how far I go with my education, there will always be plenty of people who, despite knowing me and hypothetically knowing what I do, will be willing to mansplain topics that are within my area of expertise. I look forward to achieving the level of Zen that will make it possible for me to view these instances with more humor than irritation.

Writing a piece on ISIS.  Again.

Will you be linking it here?

1800?  I'd NOPE the whole thing for a few weeks; I wouldn't be able to take it.

I got rid of almost 100 tonight. I think that if I make it a goal to delete 100 people a week until I'm down to just people I know I want  to talk to, it will be achievable.

Or Kill Me / Re: brain stop please
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:32:23 am »
Brain Fart Vapours Rising Smoke Ascending Hydrogen Burning The Good Reverend Rogers Penis Burning With The Hatred of 10,000 Suns.

They are my people, and I am their king.

I almost said something, because, again.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Men's lib
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:31:18 am »
The concept is sound and the wording is better than I had expected.  What I would like to have seen from it is support for men in traditionally female unpaid roles.  Stay at home parent or home maker.  As someone who has filled both those roles I know very well that there is a strong social stigma against it, including in progressive areas of the country.  The two worker model has become the norm for couples, but there are definite arguements to be made that having one partner stay home can be a very positive thing, assuming that the family can be supported with one income. There is no reason the stay at home partner should be a woman rather than a man but currently a stay at home woman is accepted, at least in more conservative areas, while a stay at home man is generally considered to be a leech.

Yes! Exactly.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:20:04 am »
That was awesome! It seems so different from your other work, very 1970's superhero-serial.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:13:12 am »
So the argument that ISIS will pretend to be refugees as a means of getting into the US, obviously that's a desirable thing for them to do just to incite further hostility against refugees, but is it a more practical method of entering the US than whatever is currently available to them?

What's preventing ISIS supporters from travelling to the US at present? If potential attackers aren't making it into the states (I don't know whether they are or not) is it because border security is working or is it because there's limited attempts being made?

I'm trying to get a sense for whether accepting refugees could credibly increase the possibility of a terrorist attack in the US and if not, why not so I can respond to dicks on Facebook.

According to the same pundits who think accepting refugees could give ISIS an avenue into the country, ISIS already has training schools set up in the US.  They can't have it both ways.

I'm not being sarcastic. I have almost 1800 motherfuckers on my friends list, mostly due to business in my old life. I'd delete them, but Facebook has made it almost impossibly time-consuming.

You must have yourself pretty well insulated. I envy you.

Bring and Brag / Re: Painting Series
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:43:54 pm »
Wow, I like these very, very much! This is my favorite:

I also like the papaver somniferum one quite a lot.

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