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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:24:07 pm »
From the This Is The Sort Of Shit We Have To Put Up With Department:

My eyesight must be failing; I read that as "trump-humps-flag-at-end-of-speech", something I would surely pay good money to see

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:19:40 pm »
For the first time in my life really I am having to work hard and consistently.

It's mostly mental work rather than physical but occasionally I get the chance to feel myself up out and feel the pull of my old procrastinating ways.
I think that moving to a completely different culture and environment has helped though as I don't have a lot of my old habits available to fall back on. New habits form in their place.

Procrastination is a bar, cemented in place at the top by pleasure and at the bottom by aversion.

New habits will form, that's natural -- "The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes." (Waking Life)

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:13:00 pm »

Nice choice of words, there.

yeah, a few weeks ago when he called MS-13 'animals', there was this huge kerfluffle where leftists were saying
A) Dehumanizing language is the fast track to camps
B) it's "bad looks" to defend MS-13, so shut up, you're playing into Trump's plan   :fap:

and the Trump statement was to double down about how these people ARE animals

and now, flash forward to the present, he's using more of this 'vermin' language to describe people, but this time, not MS-13....

this country is so depressing

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:32:41 pm »
Until November I am in the middle of too much to futz around with fnords and hot dogs. If we take back the House and the Senate and Massachusetts manages not to REPEAL transgender protections at the ballot I can take a minute, but for now my cell is a command bunker and everything is more or less where I need it for the war ahead.

LEGIT, HEROIC - and in a lot of ways, what you are doing is a jailbreak in itself - you are letting your values motivate you and choosing conscious discomfort over the easy resting position.

just be sure to keep hydrated and attend to your own fatigue

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:15:55 pm »
oh here was a big one

I took a two-week facebook detox. I was using it wayyy too much and I was feeling stressed all the time. After a few days, my cortisol levels returned to normal.

Getting news pushed at me via social media, in the context of other people's emotions about it, was causing me to be all worked up all the time. Now I make an effort to only read the news when I'm on a news site, explicitly looking to hear about the news. It's important to be connected to the bigger world, but you gotta protect yourself. Center yourself. Not get stuck in the emotion treadmill.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:47:30 pm »
Morning fellow inmates,

I spent all day yesterday in the cell, just rattling my tin cup against the bars. I immersed myself in the news and felt all the things I was supposed to feel. And now I've felt them, but I'm still stuck in this body with the feelings. Some of them are mine, but some of them are injected. So maybe I'm not a prisoner, maybe I'm an in-patient and they medicate me daily with information.

And by the way, the feelings that I think were mine---I chose to act on those feelings, to let them into my inner sanctum and motivate me. And that feels good, but I don't feel free yet...

Let's talk about our recent jailbreaks. If we share how we got out of the cell, maybe it'll help each other do the same.

One of my recent jailbreaks is money. I am really good at saving money. I'm actually kinda bad at spending it. I was taught at a young age that there's a payoff to putting off pleasure -- not buying candy today so you can afford a video game at the end of the month. I dutifully save for retirement and investment. But this also means that I don't enjoy things in the present, I'm always thinking about money and agonizing over spending it - after all, isn't something better coming? So any time I spend money, I feel guilty.

I currently have two vacations planned, and I've been living real thin (almost like a college student) so I can afford them. My girlfriend asked me, "what vacation do you want to go on AFTER THAT?" and I felt the anxiety well up and flood my inner world... I had to say it -- I want to take a break from scrimping and saving just so that I can enjoy something months down the road. I want to enjoy the present moment and stop focusing on something months away.

I am recognizing the need to draw a line and say "that's enough." --- and give myself permission to order the cheese fries instead of regular fries. I recognize this is a first world problem. But cash is a significant source of anxiety in my life, which is weird considering I'm responsible, employed, and stick to a budget.

have you escaped your cell recently?

if not --- why not?

« on: June 18, 2018, 08:33:32 pm »
This isn't a pic, I just didn't know where to put it:


Zizek is way more interesting than Peterson. Peterson is a run of the mill huckster using his degree in a semi-related field to prey on alienated college aged males. Zizek is raccoon who lived in a dumpster behind a university's library who was transformed into a human by a witch

Principia Discussion / Re: Adopt a sacred chaos
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:10:28 pm »
That's a cool sacred chao! Where is it?

Bring and Brag / Re: SITH LORD TEARS
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:42:21 pm »
Thank you very much, Space Adventures Of Christ!!

:mittens:  :lol:

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:56:12 pm »
 :eek: they finally announced it???


Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Why apples are oranges?
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:57:03 pm »
If you look closely, apples are really oranges. wow!

you've got it backwards, obviously everything is apples

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:08:45 pm »
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better

I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

Literate Chaotic / Re: I'm on the Radio
« on: June 08, 2018, 02:33:41 pm »
weird! Well you can probably find it in your podcast player... the show is called Snap Judgment. The episode title is Snap #918 - Beyond Belief - I'm the second story, about 20 minutes in.

Literate Chaotic / I'm on the Radio
« on: June 08, 2018, 02:25:55 pm »
Like 5 years ago, I posted in a Reddit thread "Tell us your best larp story" -- a radio producer dug up that post, e-mailed me, and asked me if I'd tell the story on her show. Months later, it finally aired!

This took place when I was 19, it involves a crazy road trip, murder, and .... I won't spoil the ending, but it was surreal :P

« on: June 07, 2018, 12:18:05 pm »
Hail Eris:

Is it pronounced "eh ris" or "ee ris"?


Your Cramulus

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