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Messages - Chelagoras The Boulder

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Shit, sorry to hear that Dok. That sounds horrible.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:54:57 pm »
since i'm just catching up to this, Sorry about your mom, Dok, and fuck cancer.

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What pisses me off more than Gunn being fired in particular is the notion that this is the test run for a never-ending campaign of hitjobs like this.
And what pisses me off even more than that is that nobody wants to own up to the fact that this was always a flaw of call-out culture, and that while trying rapists and abusers in the court of public opinion is all well and good for people who otherwise would be untouchable, but can we all agree that shouldn't be the end goal? Like, isn't it time we started, y'know, fixing the legal system so victims can actually get justice? No? Just keep dragging celebrities cuz it makes us feel good? Well alright then.

That's not a flaw of call-out culture, it is the logical end result of call-out culture.  You may remember what went on here a couple of years ago.  That was basically a working model of what happened in the "real" world.  It was never, ever about justice.  It was about who the king-shit caller-outer was.  Who was the most morally pure tumblrista.

It took quite some time for me to stop being bitter about that.
Yea, at the time i figured the aftermath of that scenario would be the typical result, a kind of "crabs in a bucket" thing, where the biggest King-shit Caller-outer would eventually get too big for their britches and get called out themselves, and a sort of self-regulatory equilibrium would occur. But to see the whole business completely hijacked by Nazis, and seeing some people I had a bit more respect for continue on with their witch hunt even after they've learned who started it, has brutally crushed that illusion

I've come up with a term for this particular subsection of SJWs, btw. Mob Justice Warriors, or MJWs. Those for whom the feigned desire for social justice is just a means of getting more heads in the guillotine.

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Or Kill Me / Re: I Am A Nihilist
« on: August 26, 2018, 12:46:52 am »
I think you could say the Situationists rolled that way
dude yes, this shit right here.

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Or Kill Me / Re: I Am A Nihilist
« on: August 24, 2018, 12:45:46 am »
Upon years of reflection I have decided to join LMNO in the absurdist camp. And I brought símores!
i always wondered why no one ever put together absurdism and surrealism as a subculture. Like, you'd think some group of hipsters would jump at the chance to wear the silliest shit in the thrift store while waxing poetic about postmodernism and staring at pictures of giraffes on stilts.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:43:07 pm »
Anyone spoken to therapists much? My appointment is this evening and I am REALLY not looking forward to having someone pick around inside my head, asking personal questions. Does one get used to it?

Therapy is less someone rooting around in your brain and more someone sitting with you while you clean out the metaphorical fridge. It can be embarrassing or awkward as you get to the rotten stuff, but it's good to have someone there with you holding the garbage bag open.
having gone to a therapist for the better part of a decade, i can confirm this. A good therapist is there to just stand beside you while you pull out all of your gross shit without gagging and barfing.

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What pisses me off more than Gunn being fired in particular is the notion that this is the test run for a never-ending campaign of hitjobs like this.
And what pisses me off even more than that is that nobody wants to own up to the fact that this was always a flaw of call-out culture, and that while trying rapists and abusers in the court of public opinion is all well and good for people who otherwise would be untouchable, but can we all agree that shouldn't be the end goal? Like, isn't it time we started, y'know, fixing the legal system so victims can actually get justice? No? Just keep dragging celebrities cuz it makes us feel good? Well alright then.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Discordian Transhumanism?
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:12:04 am »
I'm down to be a cyborg.

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so while we're writing off groups of liberals, can we also write off anyone who is fully aware that the campaign against James Gunn was orchestrated by the Alt-right, but still decries him and anyone who defends him, because apparently punishing someone for cringy tweets we already knew about ten years ago is somehow higher priority than NOT playing into the hands of Nazis?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:50:05 pm »
yea, i saw that too. All the cool people are circling the drain, apparently. :(

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:38:18 pm »
Wife's been down with strep for a week, in the middle of her preparing for her final apprentice exams (floristry). I'm fucking exhausted. Not that I'm complaining, mind. Just looking forward to having my days in the usual routine.

I hope your wife gets better.  I am a little shocked that a combat florist would be knocked down by a little strep, though.
Hope you wife gets well soon.

also i would totally watch an anime about combat florists.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:11:26 am »
so, I am on workman's comp with a back sprain and a side of sciatica, because apparently i am a 50 year old construction worker and nobody bothered to tell me.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:55:37 pm »
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.

Instrumentation issues are a bitch.
Yuuuuuup. Tho I got the results from my last A1C back. 5.4 %. So, I guess I'm technically normal now? Gotta see the doc to see what that means going forward. Wondering if this means I can stop taking metformin and possibly enjoy a beer on a regular basis again.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:51:29 pm »
I think I remember reading that mariachi music actually is the product of European immigrants to Mexico, so there's probably something to this.

Also, bratwurst tacos have got to be the best premise for a food truck I've heard in forever.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 02, 2018, 07:45:51 am »
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.

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