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zoom_zip OP wrote

the veganarchist rimworld colony survived. i sent a guy out with the last of my silver and found a settlement of potato farmers which held us over until the rice crops came in.

i’ve built no walls or weapons

i’ve got hospitality turned on but all the beds are free. visitors can come and take whatever they want, sleep for as long as they want. they usually leave more in gifts than they take

i haven’t used any animals. i haven’t tamed any animals. a couple of animals self tamed but i don’t do anything with them. they just eat the rice. that’s fine. i haven’t bought or traded any animal products. my guys all make their own clothes with grown cotton

i also haven’t burnt any fuels. i built two wind turbines and rushed research for hydroelectricity and solar panels. so any lights are fully powered by that. i haven’t built any excess technology and still have something like 13 of the components you start with

i’m just growing rice now and any excess goes to visitors or whatever animals come to take it

the rest of the time my guys are just making art out of wood that i grow. i plant more trees than i use.

i don’t really have any other goals for the game so i think i won?

i guess i could try and fully forest the map since it is a bit of a wasteland

oh yeah, all my settlers are set to fully unrestricted so they can choose their own schedule. they don’t have any work orders. they can just do what they want. shit still gets done.

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Ashy wrote

that's pretty awesome actually lol, congrats

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Bezotcovschina wrote (edited )

found a russian translation of Burn the Bread Book by "anarcho-primitivist Ziq"

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black_fox wrote

first bell pepper is coming in, and the tomato plants i started from seed indoors are thriving outside.

while i’m not interested in summer and everything that goes along with it this year, given the option to skip to fall i wouldn’t take it. i guess i just miss the cold dormancy of last winter and playing Horizon Zero Dawn

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black_fox wrote

while i’d personally describe myself using those words i’d also use others, so i’ll do my best.

i think the game story positions itself as the good use of technology versus bad use of technology mainly. boring in that way but Aloy’s personal story and the world is what interested me. it doesn’t look at what i’d consider the most important critiques of technology (slave labor, extraction, pollution) as that’d be outside the scope of the story.

the game comes as close as i’ve seen in art to a post-civ world, in that world however civilization has been reconstructed in many locations (which is to be expected/anticipated). i have no issue with the way Aloy uses technology because she is using what has been found/scavenged. i don’t think her use of technology means anything, just like any use of technology in the real world. it’s the effects that matter, and the effects in Aloy’s world seem limited from what we can tell. there’s no universal march in technological progress by humans. just people hacking it to their personal gain, an unsurprising development.

hopefully this is a decent answer. i’ve had my attention ten different places today but i really wanted to answer

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Ashy wrote

awesome! just planted some tomatoes a few months ago-they grow so fast! i really love the smell of tomato plants

bit new to this-will they survive year after year outside? or should i move them inside or maybex replant every year?

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black_fox wrote

depends on where you are. usually they’re annuals though

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Ashy wrote (edited )

oh, that sucks. haven't seen any blossoms yet either. darn...may have to find a space for them then

maybe i could build a small greenhouse when i get my own place

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86944 wrote

That's great to hear! I picked my first cabbage today and my potatoes are thriving.

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black_fox wrote

hell yeah. i had some potted potatoes die early so i think it got too crowded. others doing well

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86944 wrote

I don't think I've ever had potatoes do well in pots/planters. They just don't seem suited for containers.

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black_fox wrote

dang. yeah this is my first year trying it. this pot that died was definitely over planted on my part

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metocin wrote

I did 10k the other day and it felt great. Did 5 today with a 4.15 average pace. It's been hard balancing lifting and running with school and work and trying to eat enough but it makes me feel incredible.

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86944 wrote

Running is great. I love it. 10k is great, keep it up!

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Got a new public project brewing that's going to level up on previous stuff, could be awesome.

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existential1 wrote

Seems like ya'll are going through some stuff right now down there.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I'm not sure which! There's generally a lot happening over here. Some fresh events of this week:

  • Previous president being imprisoned today
  • Unrest and shutdown in kwaZulu Natal province
  • Journalists coming back from eSwatini uprising against the monarchy after having been tortured. eSwatini king flees to South Africa
  • Rio Tinto’s declaration of force majeure at its Richards Bay Minerals after to ongoing attacks on the mine’s personnel and equipment
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existential1 wrote

I was thinking of the first three, and the proliferation of the D variant in general.

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existential1 wrote

I feel like I need to get more straight edge again. I've noticed that my mental health takes a serious dive within minutes of consuming coffee or alcohol. Probably should sleep more, too.

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whipskid wrote

yes let's get good rest not just longer sleep but by focusing on quality there's a lot of things that can affect sleep.

So to replace sugar with fresh fruits and veggies and alcohol with mindful preparation for sleep, and weed with meditation etc. by being straight edge you can allow other things into your life.

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Ashy wrote

yeh sleep is definitely a thing to keep an eye on. it's kinda a circle. don't get enough sleep, get moody, can't sleep, get more moody. gotta stop it, but i'd rather play games x3

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

i'd rather play games x3

Wanna toss over some recs to your mystery raddle buddies? I've been working through a slog of Japanese imports for the Nintendo DS. With most games I'm more than happy they never made it to the states. Sometimes I'll find a gem and hate myself for not playing it sooner.

Currently on I Will Protect You. Metroidvania-ish game with a bishōnen protag. Having fun despite the horrid slowdown.

games > real life

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lettuceLeafer wrote

games > real life

Tbh if u go full on anarchy warrior life becomes more cool than games. I kinda just stopped playing games when I found the stuff I'm doing irl more exciting than in vidya. So maybe u should as u said previously go full anarchy warrior.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

maybe u should as u said previously go full anarchy warrior

Live life through my ideals? I have to believe that is possible, otherwise, why believe in anything at all. You called me out lol.

I have been working on getting rid of all my games and consoles. These are toys for another life, when I was easily placated by the thought of a better tomorrow. That tomorrow no longer exists. As the world rages, I want to say I did something instead of hiding in my room with my toys.

I still have my DS. Probably my favorite system. Probably my glorified security blanket. It too will go.

I will always play games. Play is a part of life. Full on anarchy warrior does sound more fun than another round of Mario Party ...

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Ashy wrote

games > real life

100% lol

I've been playing a lot of rimworld recently, it's great but eats up a lot of time if you're like me xp
i get really addicted to those sorts of base building / management games

ksp and factorio are awesome if you wanna play something that requires a few more braincells. top two played games on steam

my friend recently got me back into ck3, it's kinda like uhh feudalism simulator if you haven't heard of it. really immersive n' fun game, takes a lot of skill.

also a smaller free to play game: Muck! It's a roguelike survival game made by Dani from YouTube if you know him https://youtu.be/GWc7QppCPHM

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Kinshavo wrote

Coffee is one of the worse for me, I even developed some jittery hands after drinking one cup. And I get other nasty physical effects, blood pressure, sweats, and dizzy head.

I hate it, but maybe sXe is the best for my health

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86944 wrote

Endless overtime. And this place wonders why they have a high turn over rate.

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subrosa wrote

Watched Lilya 4-ever the other day. Something about the general feel of the film, and the early 2000s vibe, it stayed with me. Not a mastapiece, but it broke the series of watching forgetable trash. Guess I'm into bleak shit now.

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zoom_zip OP wrote

i just finished watching portrait of a lady on fire and it’s the first time in a while i feel like i’ve watched a really good film

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a_zed_9 wrote

I've been getting ready to be back on the road. I'll have a bike now though so I've been practicing biking with all my gear while I'm still housed up. Managed to do 25 miles today pretty easily. Tomorrow's a rest day but ill be going for 30 the day after, and just keep doing more and more to build up a good comfortable day pace so I know what to expect when moving north and south based on the seasons.

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Exlurker wrote

I have finally decided to talk rather then lurk. I think that survivalists with zero morals will probably have the jump on us. He who shares his water with his clique only is a step ahead of those who would share it with everyone.

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Quicksilver wrote

Started playing morrowind on Xbox one. Wow, I'm enjoying it a lot.

Finished the first seasons of The Watch, based of Terry Pratchett's books, and omg is it good, highly recommend!

Rant: God dammit, I really just can't with straight people who, when drunk, start getting flirty with me. Like god, I end up walking on egg shells or being really uncomfortable/anxious about it, as I try to match it without overstepping their boundaries. But I just can't with drunk straight people in general anymore, find them just, ugh. (I'm drunk writing this, so might not be worded the best, but whatevs)

Brighter note: out of town for the weekend with a good mate hopping between places, getting drunk, and just having a good time before a week of night shifts.

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