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Apple Talk / Re: Forgetting Eris
« on: July 27, 2022, 04:26:30 pm »
I concur.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 18, 2022, 02:44:21 pm »
Kind of a crazy week for me— my nephew was drafted into the NHL, then a couple days later my partner almost died in front of me from some unknown allergen - literally almost died, they were turning blue, choking and foaming at the mouth, it was HORRIFYING - then contracted covid (finally, after successfully dodging for over 2 years) which has zapped me of any life I had left in me… on top of all that I heard back about a poem I sent away ages ago, and they EVISCERATED it.

So it’s been quite a week!
 

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 21, 2022, 07:08:12 pm »

Quite honestly I cannot tel if this is fiction or whether you really did all this.

I would call that alone a true win.

I do a lot of stupid shit these days.

That should be written on a sign posted outside Earth

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 21, 2022, 03:48:30 pm »
Yeah, happened to me back in about November. I got lucky and am unscathed. I treat ramen with due respect these days. Was it the semi-fancy Nongshim stuff that got you, too?

FTR, I'm not riffing or joking, I'm glad you're mostly okay because I have genuinely seen this happen firsthand (at a fair distance).

Naw, I'm fine with it.

I mean, okay, I tried something new and it WORKED but then it exploded.  This is better than when I cut off a chunk of my ear prepping burgers, because I was at least successful.

Well, after a fashion.  I have no idea where the ramen wound up.

Tried something.

What did you try?

I figured you could sparge noodles.

Put it in a Pyrex sphere with water and no remaining air space, superheat the sphere with ether, and the water can't boil because of the pressure, so it just migrates into the ramen.  It worked, too.  15 second ramen.

Then the Pyrex went bang at about 15 atmospheres of pressure, squashed my face shield up against my googles, causing me to swallow most of my left front tooth.  Also some mild flash burns & concert ears.

I call it a partial success.  It would have been a complete success if I knew where the ramen wound up.  Not in my yard, anyway.

I am reasonably sure that the chlorine in the water came unglued into O2, adding vapor, which could expand and you'd only need the Pyrex to have uneven pressure for a fraction of a second.

Quite honestly I cannot tel if this is fiction or whether you really did all this.

I would call that alone a true win.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 20, 2022, 03:35:05 pm »
Yeah, happened to me back in about November. I got lucky and am unscathed. I treat ramen with due respect these days. Was it the semi-fancy Nongshim stuff that got you, too?

FTR, I'm not riffing or joking, I'm glad you're mostly okay because I have genuinely seen this happen firsthand (at a fair distance).

Naw, I'm fine with it.

I mean, okay, I tried something new and it WORKED but then it exploded.  This is better than when I cut off a chunk of my ear prepping burgers, because I was at least successful.

Well, after a fashion.  I have no idea where the ramen wound up.

Tried something.

What did you try?

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High Weirdness / Re: CIA Declassifications in 2020
« on: June 16, 2022, 07:20:45 pm »
I love this CIA woo-woo bullshit. It speaks to me very strongly.

Now that it's out in the open, I have a story to tell that a few have already heard:



As a kid, a woman I will call "E" met me through an online roleplaying community. We spoke for awhile, and then she introduced me to the idea of psionics. She gave me training and background in it, which was extremely formative for me, because my family basically abandoned me to my own devices from a very young age.

There was some non-woo weird shit here, though. She was easily in her late 20s, early 30s, and I was like... 12, 13. I asked her where she was at one point because she mentioned the sun not setting for awhile (she was tired, hadn't slept) and she said "Antarctica". And then, the event.

Later on, she learned I had lied to her and manipulated her, because I was a fucked up kid. And she cut ties (as you do), along with a threat to have me eliminated (as you MIGHT, MAYBE) if I contacted her again, along with a satellite photo of my apartment building (as you definitely didn't).

This was 2002, 2003-ish? The average person could not get satellite imagery of random residences then. They sure as shit would have a hard time finding someone's address on demand (I never told her), getting a satellite image in under an hour, and sending that to you on MSN Messenger. And it's weird that an older lady would take a kid under her wing and start explaining weird woo-woo shit in great detail, encouraging exercises, all this shit. Talking about different disciplines of psionics, making reference to concepts I still can't find sources for but which were developed enough not to be wholly made up by her.

And Antarctica is not a place a normal person lives for any length of time, though I admit lies are possible there. It also isn't a place the average person would think of lying about being in, since it's well known as an inhospitable place with no long term residents other than official figures and scientists. Far easier to talk about being somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Idaho, or in a major city.

The whole thing smells like CIA or some other intelligence group trying to find a deniable, no-cost way to continue their weird bullshit after it had been defunded. Never heard anyone give me another suitable explanation, because all the easy ones get fucked over by the introduction of the satellite photo.



Funny enough, I'm actually okay with the whole thing. It's a huge part of who I am today, and if I ever should meet "E" again without dying, I owe her a drink somewhere. I'd be a perverse, toxic little gnome of a woman, taking after my garbage family, if she hadn't intervened.

That is a hell of a story!

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions VIII: Some bad news for new folks
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:21:56 pm »
helloooo lovelies


I did it. I finally did it. Canada has become just like everywhere else.

???

What the fuck did you do to the timeline?

I made a boo-boo.

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions VIII: Some bad news for new folks
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:37:05 am »
helloooo lovelies


I did it. I finally did it. Canada has become just like everywhere else.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 16, 2022, 02:59:16 am »
And while I've been preoccupied with this, SCOTUS basically dismantled Roe v Wade.

They'll be after the Gays next.

Didn't take very fucking long.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: February 23, 2021, 03:51:28 pm »
Howdy EoC

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« on: February 02, 2021, 09:57:15 pm »
He’s just Ayn Rand with even less of a sense of humor.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Day Before The Day (Hey, Louie)
« on: January 21, 2021, 02:06:50 pm »
The Anuguration is in, like, 30 minutes -- so I know I'm too late to predict anything

But I don't think the boogs are gonna be a threat today. I think the gross majority of the Stop the Steal crowd are aging boomers and deluded dupes who will hold a gun symbolically but aren't gonna take any initiative. Hell, look at the capitol riot - the majority got inside and then didn't know what the fuck to do. There was no plan.

Weirdly, the QAnon conspiracy almost seems to suppress action. QQ cultists are expecting that the real government is gonna arrest the "deep state". They don't have to do anything because the good guys are actually in power already.


looking back on the last few weeks of political drama -- it reminds me of the Sovereign Citizens movement, who think that these symbolic and ceremonial actions (like gold tassles on a flag, or stating your sovereignty) are where the power resides. As if Pence had any authority to read a name that's not written on the card he was handed. If it could happen to Steve Harvey, it could happen to America, right?

In retrospect it does seem like Q might have been a plan to keep dupes docile. “Trust the plan” is a very passive action to encourage over and over.

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Apple Talk / Re: Identity
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:54:41 pm »
This thread is now about the American Southwest.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Day Before The Day (Hey, Louie)
« on: January 19, 2021, 09:28:40 pm »
Seems hard to imagine.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Day Before The Day (Hey, Louie)
« on: January 19, 2021, 07:50:00 pm »
Dammit.

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