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Or Kill Me / Willful Mysteries
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:07:23 pm »
Mickey is nearing thirty and his roommate is moving out on him, in with his long time girlfriend.  He's working three jobs and can barely make their meager rent, so there's no way he'll be able to afford living solo or find a cheaper place.  So he's moving back home.  We're not exactly living in Manhattan - so why can't this dude pay for rent?

Alex has a lovely wife, two kids, and a spotless little home on a nice street.  And he's fucking miserable.  He comes into work 30 hours of overtime, at least, every week.  He pulls in good money, and yet he claims he's always broke, so this overtime is necessary.

Jeanine attends weight watchers meetings.  Like her strictly catholic upbringing dictates, she's guilty as hell when that weekly weigh-in doesn't go down, and she hates herself for it.

All three of these people have something in common.  I actually know all three of these people, and I do think quite highly of them.  I'm incredulous as to how they can convince themselves that they can't afford to pay rent or work reasonable hours.

Mickey and Alex are similar.  Both of them, several times in the same conversation, have stated their precise problems and not even realized it.  Mickey bought $200 worth of comic books last week.  Alex just bought a $400 watch on eBay, and sold it for profit - which he will then put into another watch, and another, and he doesn't always break even on them.

I think Jeanine has it toughest.  She's a sensitive one, and not a very strong one either.  She did great in the weight loss program overall, she really did.  Yet now that she's maintaining instead of losing, every week it's the same song and dance:  there was candy or cookies someone brought into work and she couldn't stop eating them.  So she's down as hell on herself for it, and she feels bad for the rest of the week instead, well, just not eating them.  But it's the wording here that's frustrating:  she couldn't stop, or it's her co-workers' fault for tempting her with the garbage she shouldn't eat.

It opens up infinite avenues of debate, of course, on the addictive nature of eating or buying things, as well as the entire process of losing weight.  That isn't the issue here.  The issue is that we have people who convince themselves that their money somehow just disappears, or that the scale goes up of its own accord, and their quality of life suffers from it.

Losing the freedom of your own space, sacrificing the entirety of your life to your job, feeling bad about eating crap you shouldn't - they're the prices paid for a comic book, a watch, a cookie.  I actually have nothing personal against this, so long as you are actively willing to pay that price.  If you think "well if I buy this booze, I'm going to get fat from the calories and broke from the cost," you need to be okay with the consequences of that before you go through with it.  Props to you.

The alternative is creating a willful mystery.  You refuse to face the sad facts that a short term poor decision has long term consequences.

Lovecraft Walk, I believe.

All the way back in October!?   

May as well have never happened.   8)

Yikes folks, I sincerely hope it all works out for you.  I've been through a few phases of questioning my relationships and it's awful even with the comparatively brief ones I've had.

Jenne, it says something to your character that while this is happening you still manage to be one of the sunniest people on the board.   :)  (Or it says something to how shitty the rest of us are  :lol:)

Have I met Luna, or is this one of the innumerable other SCA spags?

@4:  You and Lys have been poking at each other for as long as I can recall.  It may have been a bit more intense yesterday than normal, but it wasn't all that bad.  The problem is that a few things you tossed out there were parroted by a bunch of other members.  One of them happened to be the pedo thing.

I can't recall saying "pedo".  I recall saying some shit about teenagers, but 18-19 year olds are teenagers, too.  Lys first said "pedo", when he got sick of the shit, and then other people said it.

But now I said it, whether or not I did.  Just like I moved his threads to "hide my actions".  Just like I'm the fucking default bad guy in every single situation.

I could give a fuck about this incident.  I'm just tired of everyone automatically, EVERY FUCKING TIME, starting on the assumption that I'm some evil fucking mastermind that MAKES OTHER PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS, or admins in inappropriate ways, for my own ends.

My post was really not about you, and certainly not about you being the bad guy.  It's more of an observation that, no, a good number of our forum members are not making their own judgments.  I don't see how it's your fault with mind lasors or some bullshit if someone else can't act of their own accord.

@4:  You and Lys have been poking at each other for as long as I can recall.  It may have been a bit more intense yesterday than normal, but it wasn't all that bad.  The problem is that a few things you tossed out there were parroted by a bunch of other members.  One of them happened to be the pedo thing.

Dogpiling happens, drama happens, fuck it, we move on.  If you're going to join in on attacking another member, at least do it for your own reasons.  A bunch of people shouting pedo, which was based on Roger's previous interactions with Lys, is nothing more than gibbering.  I get that some members have more respect than others, like now Net's defense was tossed out but ECH's was given some thought, but that's no excuse to just mindlessly agree.

I'd like to invoke the Think For Yourself, Schmuck principle here.  It doesn't just apply when you're out in the world with a bunch of morons, it applies especially when you're here and among people with incisive, compelling words.  And I disagree that this needs to die - I say own up to the dirty business and learn from it instead of trying to forget it.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: February 02, 2011, 04:56:00 am »
A couple of blocks from Villager's apartment:

I'd also like to point out that this man pulled it out outside in Boston in January. Deduce.

He was probably looking to make sure it was still even there.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Republicans - party of rape, and kicking veterans
« on: February 02, 2011, 04:54:32 am »

I HAVE NEVER ONCE BEEN BOUGHT DRINKS AT A BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROTHING RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rest assured, Coyote, if by some cruel twist of fate we end up in a bar together, I will continue the tradition of not buying you drinks.  Not because you're a soldier, but because you're a shithead.   :D

Propaganda Depository / Re: ITT: Past you
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:47:53 pm »

The Second one looks like Dorian and the Last one looks like the Portrait.
                                             Heeyyyyy Joker...

Discordian Recipes / Re: Tonights menu
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:01:30 pm »
Chicken Adobo over rice with bread I baked this morning.

Since I bought and cooked a whole chicken I decided to eat the liver for lunch, as I've never had it before.  I sauteed it up with butter and sage along with some other carcass scraps and ate it on a slice of the bread.

I used to be Havok. After that I changed to Sir Remington III, although I quickly dropped that once I realized how pretentious it sounded.

Youve got a problem with pretentious names?

Lord Glittersnatch doesn't sound pretentious, it sounds like a vampire dude from the Twilight 'verse that also happens to have a vagina.

I've been Eater of Clowns, EoC, and The Omnipotent Grinner

I don't know, everyone.  This guy has me believing.

If it's chaos magick that brought him here, it seems to me that there is a great melevolent will behind the whole process that seeks to see its practitioners ridiculed and abased.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: intermittens: faries and magick wands
« on: January 30, 2011, 10:53:24 pm »
Well your comparison is retarded since all the works of Shakespeare have been in the public domain for the better part of a century.

Sometimes it helps to break something down to its simplest form, much like your lowly DNA, since this is really what it boils down to anyways. The Fair Use Policy is just vauge jargon that bends more than Doktor Howl's yoga instructor used to confuse monkeys such as yourself.

legally speaking that agreement you signed when you register to the site says different.

The public can see every board except Principia Discussion and a few of the child boards without ever logging in or registering an account. Argument over. Fuck off and die.

Wait, so just anyone can come here and view a piece where it's very clearly written and attributed to its original author.  YOU DON'T FUCKING SAY!


Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:30:47 am »
Started A Game of Thrones yesterday.

I loved them all but Feast for Crows.  Storm of Swords is the best one so far IMO.

Waiting for that damn HBO series to come out now.

Same.  According to HBO, it should premiere April 17th

So that has some of the best characterization I've ever read.  The best way I could describe how well fleshed out each role is that I feel like I could gossip about them.

AND I'm really psyched to see that Peter Dinklage is playing Tyrion Lannister.  While I was reading it I was thinking he'd be good for it (forgetting, actually, that they were intending to even make that series), then found out on IMDB he would be.  Sean Bean is also a good choice for Eddard Stark, and the girl they chose for Daenarys is gorgeous (she is not 14, as in the book).

Anyway, I'll be reading the Preacher series while I wait for the my hold on the next book to come into the library.

As if to prove my point, I was talking to my sister earlier and said "So...Gregor Clegash," and she yelled immediately "Oh my god, FUCK Gregor Clegash."   

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: intermittens: faries and magick wands
« on: January 29, 2011, 05:18:04 pm »
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« on: January 28, 2011, 03:26:29 pm »
"Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
- Shakespeare, Macbeth

LMNO, I fucking love you.

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