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Bezotcovschina wrote

As everyone I'm really exited about spring. Planning to plant some herbs, carrots, onions near our apartment building. Some flowers to attract pollinators, too. Looks like a good enough intro in urban gardening.

Finally met my friends after almost year of isolation. We even played a session of tabletop rpg! Planning to make our gathering regular like in good old times many-many years ago. I'm real with myself, it won't be exactly like in good old times - we all are different now.

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f00dninja wrote

Very cool with the garden. You should look at fennel too. Caterpillars love fennel. Feeds the birds and gets some nice butterflies.

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zoom_zip wrote

i just watched the second episode of “can’t get you out of my head” and it was a major bummer. it really has this narrative of ‘resistance is futile’, like anyone who has ever tried to push for change has ended up failing. and also, that anyone who has ever tried to push for change has ended up resorting to violence.

like there isn’t enough apathy in the world with all of us waiting for the climate collapse, now we get to take a look back at history at everyone who tried to make change and either ended up becoming the monster they were trying to overthrow, or outright failing under the weight of capitalist power imbalance.

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aaaaarg wrote

Having watched most (maybe all his documentaries?) this is pretty standard fair, can’t get you out of my head is maybe the most uplifting of the bunch.

I think what is worth taking away, is just how wildly ideas and situations have fluctuated. It lays out really clearly how most things that feel solid or truthful are anything but. Obviously it's difficult to point to any success (where someones actions had the intended consequence) but likewise it's hard to argue that change is impossible. In that space there is huge opportunity.

It's a gift to the nihilist. It's a gift to anyone feeling crushed under the weight of capitalist realism.

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zoom_zip wrote

yeah, that kind of started coming out in episode three where he talks about how everyone had thought of the climate as a solid and self-correcting system, but the tiniest variable can send it spiralling into collapse. this series is an emotional rollercoaster.

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loukanikos wrote

I feel you. I think I'm on episode four right now. Its kind of amazing how everything just seems to go wrong constantly. If it wasn't for the showmanship of the filmmaking I think it would be too depressing to keep going. Adjacently, I did listen to Adam Curtis interview on Chapo Trap House (I know, I know) which was pretty good (although chapo are really not good interviewers honestly). I think he might be more of an optimist than his work indicates. Its hard to be optimistic these days though.

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zoom_zip wrote

yeah it’s weird. on the one hand it makes everything seem so futile; like all these revolutions have failed or become corrupted or were only seeking to position themselves at the top of the hierarchy. but then i just watched episode three about the climate and nixon’s paranoia and that seems to be saying that even the things that had been thought of as the most stable can be shaken and brought down. so it’s like: revolutions failed, but also, the system they failed against is fragile and could collapse at any moment.

idk. maybe i need to take the whole thing in to see the picture.

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gone_to_croatan wrote

For me didn't got better after the 2nd episode. From his past work's he seems obsessed with this idea of "individualism destroying society", Neoliberal individualism.

For me he don't make a clear point for what he thinks is the solution for this, he almost seems nostalgic for a xix century Fabian Socialism...

What I like from the six episodes is the amount of references he can articulate together and give (even if it is very circumstantial) a connection between the references. So I would say it is a good starting point for researches and history.

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zoom_zip wrote

i’ve not seen any of his other work so I’m going in without any ideas about authorial stance. I’m only able to watch it slowly (hence why I’m on episode 2). i felt like i needed a week to really take it in and process it. but yeah, this second episode really just tore down all of the revolutionary movements it examined: power, capitalism, apathy, or corruption: pick your poison on which will undermine your revolution.

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Ennui wrote

I'm going to try and work in the garden every weekend as part of an ongoing project to reclaim my free time.

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ziq wrote

when i get back from work everyday i rush to get gardening done before it gets dark and end up exhausting myself for the rest of the night

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existential1 wrote

Very excited to see my Apple tree leaves coming out. I grew the baby from seed and it's like 20 feet tall now. I'm gonna spend a lot.of time this summer hunting for fruit of native plants so I can grow some.

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loukanikos wrote

That is awesome. I have been reading about apples recently. It seems like a really interesting tree. Have you had good luck with the fruits?

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existential1 wrote

Yeah, the fruit is ridiculously sweet. Honestly, too sweet for my taste. They don't grow too big, but since they're so sweet it's almost like candy.

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potatoes wrote

The last few mornings I have smoked, didn't eat, and laid on the ground until my stomach started to hurt.

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somenudist wrote

This is pretty much the only day where I will feel good self-promoting, but I made a new forum, it's here: raddle.me/f/nudism

This post on my blog was part of the same fluid motion: https://chi.st/nudism-as-an-illegalism/fediverse

I've been here a bit already but, uh, maybe this will get me hanging out here more

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Basil wrote

I'm happy that spring is coming where I live. Winter and the snow are nice, but they keep me inside with my thoughts. In the spring I just get to ride my bike around and distract myself which is always welcome.

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loukanikos wrote

Got an email notification this morning that a seed provider I used in the past had cold-hardy fig saplings in stock again. I ordered a bunch, and I am going to grow them in pots on my roof. Needless to say I am SIKED for container gardening all day tomorrow. Spring has sprung y'all.

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Hibiscus_Syrup wrote

That's cool. I almost bought a small fig tree when I came by it a couple months ago. Just wasn't sure I had what it takes to take care of it so I left it. I was surprised to see that even a tiny one still makes figs.

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loukanikos wrote

I thought I couldn't be any more excited about this but the knowledge you just shared has proved me wrong! I think these are gonna be about 6 inches tall though so I should probably not get my hopes up.

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Hibiscus_Syrup wrote

I've been watching Ramy. Good show and funny if anybody is looking for something to watch.

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