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Messages - Q. G. Pennyworth

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Daily Nonsense Thread
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:15:22 am »
Do you all want the pdfs hosted here or are you cool with bouncing to the website for them? I'm fine either way whatever's convenient

Literate Chaotic / Re: Daily Nonsense Thread
« on: August 12, 2021, 06:14:36 am »
Let's all pretend this went up at a reasonable hour

« on: August 11, 2021, 06:12:31 pm »
Weird... When I search for it (either on the lulu site or via google), I get this:

which appears to work

Yeah that one works for me. Are you logged into an account maybe?

Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: August 11, 2021, 05:45:07 pm »

« on: August 11, 2021, 05:32:42 pm »
wait, which lulu links? It still looks like the sale page on lulu is ok -- did some existing links to that page change? gives me a 404

« on: August 10, 2021, 11:53:56 pm »
Lulu links are now borked

Literate Chaotic / Re: Daily Nonsense Thread
« on: August 10, 2021, 09:04:03 pm »

Literate Chaotic / Daily Nonsense Thread
« on: August 10, 2021, 09:02:58 pm »
Now that Holy Nonsense 2020 is done and the website is caught up enough to post to, I'll be doing an upload a day of individual works, including the image and pdf files, and all the meta info I have access to. Gonna do my best not to drop the ball on this one.

Apple Talk / Re: post in this thread for a chance to win
« on: July 26, 2021, 07:22:10 pm »
Win what??
I'll give you a hint.  It's the size of a birthday cake
Is it a birthday cake?

Apple Talk / Re: Everyone's a winner b
« on: July 26, 2021, 07:20:33 pm »
What about losers?

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: MAYBE DAY 2021 IS COMING!
« on: July 24, 2021, 04:04:56 pm »
I didn't realize this, but Holy Nonsense dropped on Maybe Day. That's gotta be some kind of omen.

Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:53:27 pm »
I swear to fucking cod there is a 100% effective incantation to create a new page for Holy Nonsense and it is "I think this is the final layout!"

Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: July 23, 2021, 05:07:30 pm »
to keep content fresh, I recommend we pick a theme and each post our answer. How about social security numbers to start!

Apple Talk / Re: First person to post in thread wins!
« on: July 23, 2021, 05:06:19 pm »
no rules about not complaining about this thread!

Or Kill Me / Apocamysticism
« on: July 23, 2021, 03:05:04 am »
Why is it that when people get into religion or mysticism they so often wind up obsessed with apocalypses? The mad preacher with a sign reading THE END IS NIGH is a trope so old and pervasive I could be writing this rant in 1952. Donít folks know itís BAD, ACTUALLY, to wrap up your mystical identity in the trappings of Apocalypse? Donít people know that cheerleading the end of the world is REALLY FUCKING STUPID? Iím looking at you, Cthulhu cultists.

But Iím looking at all you bitches way too into dystopian lit, too.

The fact is, we are living in a culture OBSESSED with apocalypses.  Zombie Apocalypses, Climate Apocalypses, whatever the fuck the Preppers think is gonna happen when Obummer or Sleepy Joe comes for their guns, the Apocalypse America is built on,* the one the Evangelicals are praying for every night... The fact that I can list so many that are so intimately familiar to you as a reader is already a giant red flag.

You didnít choose the memetic soup you were going to be born into. Itís not your fault that youíre cohabiting this planet with a bunch of self-destructive hairless primates, and itís hard to be surrounded by that cultural noise without picking up a little bit here and there. But you need to be AWARE of what youíre ingesting, and you need to EXCISE some of this apocalypse cheerleading bullshit. Because itís killing people. Not fictional people, not potential future people, but really alive humans right now. 

America is Obsessed with Apocalypses
And America Outsources Its Problems

You canít understand whatís happening in the Middle East without understanding the history of European colonialism and anti-Semitism and WWII and the Holocaust but you ALSO canít understand it without knowing that a significant, organized voting bloc in the US wants very badly for a specific apocalypse to happen, and getting all the Jews to move to Israel is one of the steps on that path. You canít understand Climate Change until you remember that there are people who honestly believe they are in the last generation of humans to occupy this planet. You canít understand anything thatís happening in politics without constantly reminding yourself that a small but extremely loud subset of voters WANT TOTAL SOCIAL BREAKDOWN. The Call Of The Void, writ large.

And look, I really do empathize. Iíve spent my time in the hopeless pits of powerless rebellion. Iíve shut down in the face of problems too large to hope to affect. Iíve had dark nights at 3am where all I wanted to do was give up the present and try to imagine an end that, while probably not pleasant, might at least have some meaning? Some significance? But itís a trap, and youíve gotta claw your way out of it.

The way out isnít gonna look how you expect, either. You might need some time being a bad guy, to break those chains of ďgood people donít.Ē You might need to give up on politics and start running a goat larp. You might need to spend every morning for 6 weeks taking pictures of the flowers in the gardens in your neighborhood. Your escape wonít look like mine, like anyone elseís.

But When You Break Out
Youíre Saving A Piece Of The World.

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