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Apple Talk / Re: How to eliminate yourself as a force for good.
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:21:04 am »
Yeah.

As I recently said elsewhere, real allies don’t need IFF. If someone needs to inform you whose side they’re on, they sure as fuck aren’t on yours, whatever words spill out of their shit-smeared face.

This is just a bunch of fuckheads loudly proclaiming “we are going to fuck you and you are going to be surprised”.

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Apple Talk / Re: How to eliminate yourself as a force for good.
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:20:11 pm »
So basically, fighting climate change is now a racist activity.

I don't think that it's implied that it's a racist activity... Unless you meant something like "race is now an important factor in fighting climate change".

Which makes me wonder,
a) Why BIPOC were seemingly excluded in the first place (structural issue? or was it just not diverse enough at the start?)
b) Why the diversity of the group was relevant at all
c) What sort of internal politics led to this decision
d) How this helps BIPOC... Or how they will include them going forward

Of course, I don't think anybody outside the group can really know what's going on internally. I feel like this news may be somewhat sensationalized---maybe the previous administration could be working towards restructuring the group, or another group could take its place. Can't really tell either way.

Very odd phenomenon nonetheless.

Cannot speak to this specific circumstance, but most white people would rather posture and act like they’re considering POC in their politics by referencing them in every reason they’re doing fucking nothing than to actually take the step of including them in actual decisionmaking OR just accepting that they’ve got an unbalanced racially homogenous core group and trying to do right by the outgroup with that ingroup. You’re never gonna get a “diverse” climate action committee in fucking Montana for instance, and Australia is worse — so you have to just try to do what you can.

It isn’t like it’s fucking magic, after all. Like... you ask people what they need and take that into consideration. But they’re more worried about toothless representation than actual action, because one lets them pat themselves on the back for doing nothing, and the other opens them to criticism from other well-to-do white cishet leftists (far scarier to them than criticism from actual marginalized people).

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I personally have a soft spot for the drug threads.

In the sense of a spot on my charred, rigid heart that has started to grow mold and turn into decaying mush like an old apple.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« on: May 25, 2021, 05:20:39 am »
I have some stuff I've been meaning to say on this (and the previous Hey Louie), but I've been having a REALLY FUCKIN BAD TIME and right now I'm drunk and about two days behind catching up on the forum, so I don't want to stick my ass all over things just yet.

Just have the urge to point out that if it weren't for organizations like Faust and Howl are talking about, I wouldn't be homeless as long as I have, so I would like to sign on to this whole Hey Louie, if that's a fucking thing (and if it isn't, Dok, I'll leave the white-out at the end of the post).

Parasitic "activist" organizations are so effective at destroying actual action that if I didn't know better, I'd say they were The Machine fighting back. But I'm not that deluded yet.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: May 25, 2021, 05:16:20 am »
I've been blaming Cram for it

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: April 30, 2021, 05:55:19 pm »
I got the Moderna, and my left arm was useless for roughly 38 hours. When they say "your arm will probably be sore" they aren't talking about normal injection soreness. You won't even feel the needle, in fact. You'll feel a cloud of ghostly bees land on you in a half hour -- and then (roughly four hours later) you'll feel your arm's muscles ascend to a higher plane of existence and God start punching you in the shoulder if you move anything above the elbow.

That said, I had lots of energy and was thinking only mildly foggy. That's both upside and downside, though -- I kept on forgetting I only had one arm to use while the other was tucked up against me like a T-rex nubbin, trying to reach for things, and falling over in a wave of pain. Also dropping my laptop from a height of roughly 1.5 to 2 inches, constantly, as muscle memory betrays me.

As these things go, it's the worst vaccine I've ever had and better than literally any illness I can remember having.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: New campaign world notes
« on: April 20, 2021, 05:45:06 pm »
I always like a good old train heist, personally. Comes close to highway robbery in a fantasy setting, but that’s a good old Western trope itself, and if you’re knocking over a whole military caravan of goodies you can get the whole damn train heist vibe right there (have battlemages or similar on deck for the high value bastards and crossbow dorks for the low stakes pop-up target shootout). Not to mention the added bonus of the flavor of highwaymen robbing a stagecoach.

ETA: I should be clear, I was definitely talking more about the “running battle along the tracks, jump onboard, continue” style of train heist. The rubbish-on-the-rail type has its own charm, but it’s not nearly as distinctive.

It's an idea, thought what the train analog would be escapes me right now.

Think low fantasy.

Traveling caravan still works. Targets on carts pulled by horses, armor/fireproof everything involved (depending on feasibility), close formation.

Like I said, think highwaymen robbing a stagecoach, except it’s a whole damn line of them and there’s some armed nooks on board.

If horses or equivalent pack animals aren’t likely, then it might very well be too low fantasy to make it work properly.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: New campaign world notes
« on: April 20, 2021, 03:21:37 am »
I always like a good old train heist, personally. Comes close to highway robbery in a fantasy setting, but that’s a good old Western trope itself, and if you’re knocking over a whole military caravan of goodies you can get the whole damn train heist vibe right there (have battlemages or similar on deck for the high value bastards and crossbow dorks for the low stakes pop-up target shootout). Not to mention the added bonus of the flavor of highwaymen robbing a stagecoach.

ETA: I should be clear, I was definitely talking more about the “running battle along the tracks, jump onboard, continue” style of train heist. The rubbish-on-the-rail type has its own charm, but it’s not nearly as distinctive.

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: April 17, 2021, 03:07:34 am »
Welcome to the time sump.  There's a ton of short fiction, a novel or two, enough recipes to give you gout, and we have a Cramulus issue.





you have a cramulus issue, old man  :argh!:

I have a Cramulus SOLUTION

I have a Cramulus issue too, and the solution makes it worse

Most recently we tried the thermite surgery but the explosions killed like five people.

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Apple Talk / Re: Suu demands to know what you are listening to!
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:41:42 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DenHHB1Uvx4

If you like my nu metal bullshit and wonder what it would sound like with open Green Day worship, listen to this.

If you think late 90s popular heavy music sucked and the above sounds like a recipe for the shittiest music ever, also listen to this. I'm not big on pop punk or the particular breed of nu metal this is drawing on (Papa Roach/Linkin Park style) and I /still/ fuckin love this shit. The band's just plain good enough to make it all work brilliantly.

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Apple Talk / Re: Suu demands to know what you are listening to!
« on: March 30, 2021, 09:21:26 pm »
Pretty sure I've posted this band before but they're so impressive to this day. It's a goddamn shame they split up after this 2006 (!!!!) EP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M5kyzw_QLg

Slam death metal, but with random post-hardcore and drunken bar punk stuff, mixed with an actual sense of humor and an impressive sense of rhythm and energy that is TOTALLY MISSING in most brutal death metal. There's a 7:25 IDM track. It's amazingly good (if simplistic) even by IDM standards, and especially impressive for an experimental brutal death metal band to do something that good. Despite being goofy trope-laden slam death at its core, there are many genuinely emotional moments  -- Morals Like Frozen Piss and Extensive Autumn Necrony are great examples of left-field feels passages in otherwise solid groovy slam death full of ridiculous goofy bullshit -- just. fuck. So good.

If you are REMOTELY open to brutal death metal you should try this band's EP, in full, front to back.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:15:24 pm »
In fact, if my math is right, one of those sausages prepared as described is in the ballpark of about 450-500 calories, and I definitely spent only .... 12 dollars on the sausages (18 sausages), 6 on the chili and cheese (2 cans each, ~2 dollars a can for chili and ~1 for cheese), and 4 dollars on the bread? So you're looking at what, 22/18=$1.22/sausage (a little bit more actually since I'll need to get more bread before anything else, but still), so I'm spending less than $2.50 a meal on some greasy garbage comfort food worth 900-1000 calories a piece.

The only time I think I've eaten cheaper is during the 4 days or so after the 14th. 7-11 Pi Day sale; those pizzas are 2-3 meals a piece.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:00:20 pm »
I wanted a chili+cheese hot dog yesterday.

NOT A MISTAKE SAUSAGE

1 package johnsonville cheddar sausage
1 can hormel chunky chili
1 can campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 small-ish loaf of french bread (this is technically not a hot dog bun)
1 tbsp (roughly) butter
some salt idk im not your mom

Butter in a pan. Melt it on very low heat, then toss the sausages in. Crank up the heat to about medium, and spend time opening your cans and such. Turn the sausages over just when you start to feel a little bit antsy but before you think you should actually do it -- these fuckers cook nicely. Cut the french bread to a bit longer than hot-dog-length pieces, and slice almost in half lengthwise while you wait again.

OPTIONAL (I didn't do it but I could have): butter the inside of your french bread, then set buttered-side-down in a separate pan to toast insides.

For the last side of the sausage cooking, remove from heat and set on an unused burner. While the pan cools and the sausages finish their cook time, spread the pudding-consistency cheddar cheese on the inside of your french bread, TOP THAT WITH SALT (IMPORTANT), and spoon some chili in over that. When satisfied with amount of chili and cheese, add sausage on top.

Normally I'd say something funny here but I'm not going gluten free as fast as I want and there's no disaster to discuss, it's just a pretty good and very VERY fucking cheap chili and cheese hot dog that is, in a PURELY technical sense, not a violation of the pentabarf. (It should be noted that I didn't do that on purpose, it was just cheaper and higher calorie-content to do things this way.) Also, technically, you could make this without anything more than a microwave, since the chili and cheese don't need heated up at all, so I'm keeping this recipe around.

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Apple Talk / Re: 24 hour ban on FB for
« on: March 25, 2021, 06:57:39 am »
The benefits of not using Facebook: shit like this is so alien to me that you can explain it in detail and provide screenshots and everything and I am still nodding vacantly, imagining pie

The downsides of not using Facebook: the only people I talk to online aren’t real and don’t exist [citation needed], and I don’t get to see this sort of shit happen first hand

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Poor Person Eats
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:13:36 pm »
Not wrong. Unfortunately.

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