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Messages - (Doktor (Nephew Twiddleton (Twid)) Blight)

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 :lulz:

Sugar water and a straw? Just going to leave it there? Not going to describe how that works or anything?

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All these labels and descriptors to box ourselves in. Why can't we all just be Transhuman?

Oooh.

I can now actually describe myself as something that no one has ever described themselves before.

Twid,
Cishuman

I guarantee you it's been done on Tumblr.

By a Trans-Andorian?

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The fact that the earth revolving around the sun can still be a topic of discussion in 2014 makes me want to kick all the babies.

I'm kinda shit at astrophysics but my gut tells me that it should be possible to pick any arbitrary point in the universe, declare it static and generate a model of everything else moving around it. Seems like a kind of dumb waste of time tho.

So long as you don't look too closely, yes.

I may have slightly understated my level of astrophysics ignorance.  :lulz:

The sky will look like you're in the middle of it, because stars generally look like they're evenly dispersed in all directions, even though that's not true. At the beginning of the 20th century we were unaware that there were other galaxies, due to this. The discovery that the Milky Way was a somewhat distinct thing, let alone that other galaxies existed, was a bit of a "wait, what?" moment.

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All these labels and descriptors to box ourselves in. Why can't we all just be Transhuman?

Oooh.

I can now actually describe myself as something that no one has ever described themselves before.

Twid,
Cishuman

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It irritates me quite a bit that "trans" has become an attention-seeker prefix. And even more, because the general social embracing of trans* detracts so much from the general recognition of the harm of forcing people into social roles based on their anatomy.

I'm trans-lefthanded.
I'm trans-longhaired (I used to be cis-longhaired until the male pattern baldness)
I'm trans-athletic
I'm trans-Norwegian (and cis-Irish)
I'm trans-Andorian
I'm trans-wealthy
I'm trans-20-20 vision
I'm trans-pantheist

51
So I got to go to the hospital today. Thanks, vodka!

Glad you're presumably ok. And vodka will do that.

Yeah, I'm pretty much fine now and laughing my ass off. Basically, my body started rejecting water whenever I tried to drink it. I had to get an IV drip so I could take in fluids without vomiting them back up. I can't eat anything really substantial for a couple of days, but I should be fine in the long term. Also, I get to tell people that I've been poisoned, which sounds so much cooler than "sick".

What's odd is that this exact thing happened to me a couple of years ago when I tried eating food from my workplace.

....



I'm glad you're ok.

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I may have stumbled upon a line of research.

I'm not sure if the question has ever even been asked. I really hope not.

That's going to have to remain vague for a while. Sorry about that.

Obviously.

When I asked my professor, he got this look on his face and said, "I don't know. You should look into that, see if the question has been asked before."

That sounds promising!

I'm actually really excited about it. I asked the question out of earshot because the professor said something, and it was one of those things where you notice that you yourself make a facial expression when the thought occurs to you.

Tonight may have decided whether or not I go into biological research or biotech.

The crap part is now wading through a shit ton of articles.

Twid,
Science life, yo

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So I got to go to the hospital today. Thanks, vodka!

Glad you're presumably ok. And vodka will do that.

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I may have stumbled upon a line of research.

I'm not sure if the question has ever even been asked. I really hope not.

That's going to have to remain vague for a while. Sorry about that.

Obviously.

When I asked my professor, he got this look on his face and said, "I don't know. You should look into that, see if the question has been asked before."

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I may have stumbled upon a line of research.

I'm not sure if the question has ever even been asked. I really hope not.

That's going to have to remain vague for a while. Sorry about that.

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16. Female privilege being able to have an opinion without someone tell you youíre just ďa butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who canít get any.Ē

I think I found the problem (s).

Edited for plural.

 :lulz:

When I got to that one, I was like, "ah, it all makes sense now."

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16. Female privilege being able to have an opinion without someone tell you youíre just ďa butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who canít get any.Ē

I think I found the problem (s).

Edited for plural.

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The fact that the earth revolving around the sun can still be a topic of discussion in 2014 makes me want to kick all the babies.

I'm kinda shit at astrophysics but my gut tells me that it should be possible to pick any arbitrary point in the universe, declare it static and generate a model of everything else moving around it. Seems like a kind of dumb waste of time tho.

Polaris would be a good candidate

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I decided to crack a joke on my Microbiology homework.

Or maybe I'm just tired:

5. What about those new drugs Jack has heard about on TV? Can his girlfriend take those and
cure herself? Or at least avoid infecting him? Give some detail. 
There is no cure for herpes. The drugs help reduce the risk since they suppress outbreak of lesions and reduce healing time, but as noted before, she can still infect him even if she is asymptomatic. She probably wants those drugs anyway. I donít imagine that anyone enjoys having scabs on their stuff, never mind what Jack thinks about it. Thatís probably why people are always riding bikes or jogging in those commercials. Either way, they help. Not 100%, and Jack may need to get a prescription too at some point, but the risk is reduced.

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My daughter just had a similar experience to the one that generated my butthurt.

A friend of 4 years has decided that she is scorn-worthy, for no readily apparent reason.  I suggested that she merely stop talking to the person.

Someone who views you in contempt or as a means to an end is not a friend.

Similar situation that precipitated my foster-daughter's attempt at self-destruction.

Wait.  What? 

It's been a strange day. My foster kid attempted suicide at around 4am last night so I spent my morning in the ER. Right now she's OK, who knows what the future holds?

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And the girl who decided to dump her as "best friend" has already done the same thing to a string of other girls, generally the moment they decide they are no longer interested in being told what to do and covering for her shit.

Yeah, this girl that has Keelin pissed off doesn't even have primate games as an excuse.  Just plain old mean-spiritedness.  She got Keelin to confide in her about something that had Keelin mad, and then smiled at her and told her to "stop whining".

Which seems to me to be borderline suicidal.  Keelin, though, is a good person and just walked away and hasn't had contact with her since.

Smart kid. Walking away is the only way to handle people who pull stuff like that.

Oh, shit.  How is she?

Up and down. No permanent physical damage. But, yeah, this is why I'm basically telling everyone who wants a piece of my time or energy that they can wait a while.

Sorry to hear it Nigel, glad she's alright-ish.

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