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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #615 on: May 02, 2019, 05:31:02 pm »
money is always good!

on that note, i just realized i can file for unemployment during the summer! (i'm a substitute teacher these days) hopefully i'll be a full teacher come this fall and i have reasonable savings but goddamn, it would be a load off my shoulders to have some fucking income during the summer. i have a program to pay for and another set of credential tests to take bc social science teachers are a dime a dozen but english teachers are not.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #616 on: May 02, 2019, 05:45:17 pm »
Really? I'm surprised by that.  Over here, history and English teachers are a dime a dozen, it's hard sciences, maths and languages where the recruiting falls (because those graduates especially have far better options than a 25% chance of being violently attacked, per week, for below graduate pay, long hours and increasingly, working through holidays).

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #617 on: May 02, 2019, 06:16:23 pm »
Really? I'm surprised by that.  Over here, history and English teachers are a dime a dozen, it's hard sciences, maths and languages where the recruiting falls (because those graduates especially have far better options than a 25% chance of being violently attacked, per week, for below graduate pay, long hours and increasingly, working through holidays).
oh, there's a signing bonus for STEM teachers in my state. none of the rest of us get that, not even SPED teachers akaik despite the fact that special education is also a high need area. but yeah, with teacher burn out and options available (i guess?) to english BAs elsewhere, there's always need for that subject. it's social science and PE that are hard to land in desirable districts bc people squat on them forever.

being attacked is a possibility at some of the schools in my district, which is where i'd like to work, but i've literally never been concerned about it. we've got a union, too. last round of negotiations, discipline was one of the things on the docket and they got a small pay bump but teachers here get paid like they live in LA. there are also districts in the surrounding area that pay significantly more even for first year teachers. we're talking like $60k but then you have to either live in those rinky dink towns or take an extremely cursed highway through murderfog in the winter, and n o p e, no thanks.

i hear teachers in the UK have it even rougher than we do here, though, so i'm not surprised to hear that.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #618 on: May 03, 2019, 05:41:16 pm »
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with actual critiques of those ridiculous seige-defense tactics. It felt like "well, we only have so much time to setup the final climax, and we need everyone to be overwhelmed.... so, cut all the good tactics, we don't have screen time for them."


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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #619 on: May 09, 2019, 08:04:57 pm »
I swear to god I'm going to write something soon. I know it's like weeks/months between posts and shit, but for some reason my brain can't track a forum as quickly as it used to. Days go by and I'm like "oh, yeah, I gotta contribute something to PD soon..." And then it gets procrastinated on, subsequently forgotten about, rinse, repeat. Fuck.

Anyhow, I feel like maybe if I just mention some things I'd like to write, it might set a mild sense of obligation. But I've really wanted to do a sort of "post mortem" on BIP 2013. My deep involvement on the latter end of the project was something that had quite an effect on me, and maybe I could share some behind the scenes shit... We'll see I guess.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #620 on: May 10, 2019, 03:39:58 am »
not being on facebook is kind of weird
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #621 on: May 10, 2019, 05:05:52 am »
Upon closer inspection, cuttlefish are basically adorable squishy cthulhus. With this in mind, I'm disappointed that there isn't an art trend of drawing cuttlethulhu.

But apparently one thing that does exist is the cuttlefish of cthulhu...which is the penis of a CG character that acts as a stand-in for a thrash metal band member... :horrormirth:
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #622 on: May 10, 2019, 07:12:41 am »
I swear to god I'm going to write something soon. I know it's like weeks/months between posts and shit, but for some reason my brain can't track a forum as quickly as it used to. Days go by and I'm like "oh, yeah, I gotta contribute something to PD soon..." And then it gets procrastinated on, subsequently forgotten about, rinse, repeat. Fuck.


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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #623 on: May 10, 2019, 12:18:04 pm »
not being on facebook is kind of weird

How so? Im not really into social media like at all, so Im curious what youre noticing about not being on it.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #624 on: May 10, 2019, 02:26:13 pm »
But I've really wanted to do a sort of "post mortem" on BIP 2013. My deep involvement on the latter end of the project was something that had quite an effect on me, and maybe I could share some behind the scenes shit... We'll see I guess.

same, I've been thinking about how it might be useful to do a short-run of small 1-paragraph descriptions of prison cells & bars

my own thinking about the BIP has come so far since the original pamphlet, it's still a huge part of my psychology... and I feel like I should boil it down into something useful.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #625 on: May 10, 2019, 05:05:48 pm »
Upon closer inspection, cuttlefish are basically adorable squishy cthulhus. With this in mind, I'm disappointed that there isn't an art trend of drawing cuttlethulhu.

But apparently one thing that does exist is the cuttlefish of cthulhu...which is the penis of a CG character that acts as a stand-in for a thrash metal band member... :horrormirth:

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #626 on: May 10, 2019, 05:07:32 pm »
not being on facebook is kind of weird

How so? Im not really into social media like at all, so Im curious what youre noticing about not being on it.

Pretty much the only way I kept up with my extended family and friends. But I ditched fb because it's been regularly reminding of some shit. Also fuck zuck.
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« Reply #627 on: May 10, 2019, 05:19:42 pm »
Ah, gotcha. Well, I hope it goes well for you, and you can find another way to keep in touch with those you care to keep in touch with.

Im just waiting for the social media site I care to use to finally show up: thus far, no luck. One day, maybe.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #628 on: May 10, 2019, 06:24:13 pm »
i'd like to delete mine, too, bc uuuuuugh facebook, but also i have cousins/friends i like who i have no other way to keep track of/in touch with.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #629 on: May 11, 2019, 05:10:21 am »
Facebook is that place where all my family and best friends' family dissappoint me with pro-trump posts calling liberals "tards" every three minutes. I have a facebook page, but I can't be arsed to check it.