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bloodrose wrote

So, the allergist said it is "Vasomotor Rhinitis" that I am having issues with. Which he called "sensitive sinuses". Basically, my nose reacts like I have allergies even when I don't. My nose is a fucking hypochondriac. Stupid nose.

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alex wrote

is it all the time or just sometimes? can they give you anything for it?

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bloodrose wrote

Flonase nasal spray and sinus rinses. It's worse when it's dry and cold like it is now. It is really a modern problem, though. It's not like I'm allergic to pollen. My nose is just really irritated by smog and dust, and other particulate matter. It I lived in a tent in the woods, I'd be fine. I might be annoyed by a campfire but that's it. I think I should just go live in a tent in the woods.

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Mango wrote

I also got prescribed those for similar sinus problem. Those nasal sprays are strong steroid so beware of their side effects.

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bloodrose wrote

I just looked up some of those...well, shoot. I guess I really do have to go live in a tent in the woods.

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Mango wrote

Some people have strong reaction when using nasal spray, particularly those who have high blood pressure or sugar level. lol I got them for free and practically don't use them, pretty much I send those to people who need them.

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alex wrote

already brainstorming ways i can not hear about the election for the next year and a half, outside of actual news sources that is. headphones are my friend.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm not sure I even want to hear it from news sources, tbh. The last one was just too horrible.

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symbiosis_architect wrote

Oh, you think there will be an election? You think the elections are actually elections?

It's actually about who wants civil war to divide the usa now for plunder and those who want to devide it later for plunder.

9/11 proved the us military is subservient to foreign powers and jeffrey epstein, so yes a years long argument about the best figurehead is nauseating beyond belief.

Shouldn't you be thinking more along the lines of the fun you can have doing banksy style cognative dissonance pranks on people under mind control?

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ziq wrote

Who is jeffrey epstein?

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Dumai wrote

investment banker who got an infamously light sentence for child rape

not sure what role he plays in symbiosis_architect's weird conspiracy theories though

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ziq wrote

It's only weird to you because you're attached to the USA's propaganda, Dumai. What will it take, the US gov outright announcing they take their orders from Jeffrey Epstein before you'll consider it a plausible theory? So closed minded and judgemental.

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symbiosis_architect wrote

only cops and ignorant people even use the phrase conspiracy theory

you may notice that the entire world is trying to get to the bottom of the conspiracy between trump and russia, so to outright dismiss conspiracy theories like it's 1964 is extremely stupid.

sometimes when people write, they use license, and use some individuals to represent classes of people.

and sometimes when writers do this, people who want to f with the forum come and pretend they don't get it and ask stupid questions

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Dumai wrote

i didn't say conspiracies don't exist

i said your conspiracy theories are weird

which they are

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symbiosis_architect wrote

dude 2019 is wierd, catch up.

are you really dismissing ideas because they are not normal enough for you?

Jeffrey Epstein represents the global elite of bankers and other bullshit occupations, and I am telling the united states military that they are at the moment controlled by these people who also happen to legally traffic children for their sick desires.

Do you think the active duty service men and women and trans people enjoy knowing that they are working to maintain a global order run by totally depraved people?

If Epstein and his ilk snapped a finger, the entire u.s. national debt could be called in and the pentagon audited, do they consider that good national defense?

These are not wierd theories, this is the version of the world the facts most support.

i.e. the u.s. military is not in africa to protect people in montana from terrorism, it is there to secure the interest of corporations and the unlimited economic growth paradigm upon which the cancer of global capitalism depends.

the next thing you say better be like 10x more intelligent than the first two responses or im blocking you

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Dumai wrote

look, if i was wrong to take your statement about epstein at face value, then i apologise. it might have just been an unusual way to phrase "american imperialism is driven by corporate interests", which is basically uncontroversial in spaces like these, but i was kind of interpreting your post in light of some of the other stuff you've posted on raddle

aaand that's all i'm going to say on this topic

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bloodrose wrote

Jeffrey Epstein represents the global elite of bankers

Okay, I make absolutely 0 apology for his fucking pedo bullshit and I hate the rich as much as the next person buut....this feels like antisemitic "Jewish bankers rule the new world order" kind of conspiracy theory.

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symbiosis_architect wrote (edited )

really, no thinking people use the phrase conspiracy theory, it just proves you haven't escaped the brainwashing from the teevee that disallows you from using critical thinking to use econ 101 methodology like Structural Functionalism.

Categorizing all attempts to theorize who might be making backroom deals in the world is a form of virtual lobotomization, and it will probably take you a few years to reverse those affects and truly start thinking for yourself.

I didn't say anything about a jewish new world order, so that would be the second non-productive distraction you have thrown into the conversation.

The next thing you say to me should be a lot more intelligent or I will block you and suggest you go back to reddit where pointless circlejerks are encouraged.

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bloodrose wrote

The next thing you say to me should be a lot more intelligent or I will block you

Block me and fuck off.

go back to reddit

You first.

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heckthepolice2 wrote

Look, there are conspiracy theories that make sense. There are also many that do not.

Like, yeah, the feds almost certainly killed MLK. But somehow I'm not super certain that this one random banker is singlehandedly running the entire US government or is even like a significant fraction of the interest running the government. (The government may be run by rich assholes, but there are enough rich assholes that most of the individual rich assholes aren't like, running the entire show or whatever)

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symbiosis_architect wrote

Another pointless distraction comment, I did not mean he personally controls the whole thing, but people like him control the whole thing and get free reign with their perversions. It is only in rare, rare cases where they fuck up extremely badly where we get to see behind the curtain, and that's why Epstein is a paradigm case.

So if the best thing you have to say about this whole situation is the above comment, I wonder why you bother writing at all because you have nothing to say.

And that is not random, he's someone who trafficked 13 year old women from Mar A Lago, the presidents pad, and flies around with Bill Clinton on private jets.

It is so tiring explaining the world to people who were born yesterday

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I don't know how reliable the accusations are, but Epstein was caught soliciting a 14 year old for sex. He also has a private jet that has flown many VIPs many times, including Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. The accusation is that his jet was a flying child prostitution service called the Lolita Express, and guests could rape underage people in the air over international waters where nobody has jurisdiction to investigate or prosecute.

So depending upon who you ask, either Epstein has undue influence because he can blackmail lots of powerful figures. Or maybe he's just evidence every upper level politician and oligarch is pure evil. (Which is true, but he may have nothing to do with it.)

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symbiosis_architect wrote

are you serious?

like really, are you being sarcastic?

I do not joke about this shit

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ziq wrote

I'm not an American, why would I know that?

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symbiosis_architect wrote

because of the internet, information is global and rather than simply go to wikipedia or some such you asked me to explain the history of the world to date rather than do the effort

because it is a huge news story

and because you didn't respond to the main points of what i pm'd you about, the contents of which you could either say 'hey i dont believe this' or anything, but to pretend it did not happen calls my trust of you and this site into question

you do know, thats what fucking cointelpro does now, make fake new tech alt sites like steemit, bait people to spilling their guts, put it in their file, then eventually, some day, quietly close the site censoring whatever people had said

Peace, Abundance, Liberty radio on discord, yeah that's cops too. All free speech traps.

If you are not actual police yourself ziq, then right now they are planning to befriend you, join the admin team, get the passwords, make the site a mess, then it will get shut down.

Refusal to acknowledge this will be all I need to know, choose your next words carefully.

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ziq wrote

I didn't respond because you're a complete stranger unloading a lot of stuff on me and I don't know how to respond to any of it. It's also really hard to read a wall of text when it's a png file.

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symbiosis_architect wrote

you can use the enlarge feature

if you put it in your brain and think about it, then you will get some ideas on how to respond to it

but if you throw it in the trash and pretend it didn't happen, then we can't be friends

I'm a symbiosis architect and that's how symbiosis gets built, we consider each others ideas and discuss them based on their merits.

I know, radical.

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F_x wrote

Why haven't they got you already?

Why should anyone trust you?

Why do you insult people's intelligence and make threat about blocking/not being friend? You're a total stranger why would anyone care that you block them or not?

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symbiosis_architect wrote

I am trying to elevate discussion, people who are asking dumb questions, non sequitors, labeling ideas with cliches and then bailing, these are all what forum trolls do when they want to make it look like a site has a lot of activity when it does not.

I challenge every person I interact with to constructive discussion, and people who come for destructive discussion are either unintelligent and should be quiet, or are there to prevent constructive discussion.

This is 2019 why I am I having to explain this to any anarchist or socialist over 10 years old is beyond me, or makes me suspicious that you are into destructive discussion.

They cannot get me because I have family who would be able to bail me out, and that would lead to the eventual unravelling of their zersetzung program. People who could mount a legal defense or whose death/accident would be investigated are in a different category from the people they can just frame.

They have to discredit me, ruin my life, then no one will believe what I say.

Also they have not got me already because I am not a criminal and I'm not 'up to' anything, I don't want to be a gang leader or cult leader or che etc. so I just walk through their bait setups and entrapments.

A person who is actually decent and hard working is the one that is most difficult for zersetzung agents to handle, most people can just be ruined with gambling, meth, sex crimes or slander. Most women can be seduced because they can so easily use your file to establish a pretext to know you, and then either assault you or be your long term disruptive boyfriend.

You don't start out trusting someone, by their fruits ye shall know them, holds up over time.

I have a vast trove of anti-authoritarian writing across decades on multiple platforms I could show you if you called me to the carpet. Plays, performance, music, and I have a family that can prove where I was in my early twenties, which all of the spooks can't because they were in the military/police.

And I am telling you, there is a vast undercover program that manipulates people's social media, craigslist and dating websitse to set all manner of left wing activists up. All music festivals are basically operated by the fbi and they also distribute fake mushrooms and acid. They will also start a job where you work, and then get you fired. They will mess with your car, your apartment, everything, to make you ineffective as an activist.

And yes, soldiers on military bases come to sites like this, or build sites like this, as a form of 'defending america' through propaganda and Total Information Awareness.

Steemit is such a site. I am in the process of determining the nature of this one, and so far it looks like another cop shop.

I am giving you the keys to protect yourself, I am not going to stop until they stop doing this weak douchebag bullshit and calling it freedom.

Basically if the bad guys aren't chasing you yet and no one is trying to censor you, then perhaps you should consider the possibility that you aren't doing jack shit and have been effectively pacified and silenced because the movement you are a part of has already been coopted into controlled opposition.

Thanks for asking at least some basic questions, but still you should make note that these are well within the safe 'get maximum information with revealing minimum while casting aspersions' that I experienced so much on reddit I could teach a class on how to do it.

For example, if you are an agent here to obfuscate, your next line of questions will completely ignore my major assertions, and personally attack me for some kind of attitude problem, or any number of cliches that boil down to, "who do you think you are"

I am important, you should listen to me becaue it I have sacrificed to acquire critical information on why the United States is becoming a nightmare tyranny, and if you want to stop it the same old shit is not going to cut it. Otherwise enjoy the colorful prison they have built for you and stop pretending you are doing something by writing on the internet.

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F_x wrote

You say all this but you could be an agent trying to do that exact same thing you claim wanting to protect us from. Can I really trust you?

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conseil wrote

Wait, when are we getting a civil war? That sounds awesome.

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ziq wrote

Not when you realize both sides in the war are reactionary af.

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conseil wrote

Usually when people talk about 'civil war' they mean the noble, white- I mean Western- redhats versus the violent, Marxist SJW A.N.T.I.F.As

Which, personally, I can't wait for.

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symbiosis_architect wrote

before you jump out of the water, all of the leaders of any movement to the left of the clintons and anyone who isn't a zionist will end up dead.

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this_one wrote

I posted this question in a friday free talk about 6 months ago, so I figure I may as well try again. Are there any other therians/otherkin who use this site?

Also, unrelated to that, I'm celebrating 2 years on HRT this week, and my partner's celebrating 1 year!! I'm so proud of both of us.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Are there any other therians/otherkin who use this site?

Not me! I don't know much about this. I'm not sure any exist where I live in the sense that is generally used where you live.

celebrating

Congratulations :)

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Fell for a girl that's best friends with my abuser. Shoot me now.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Are you safe? Are they being kept well away from you?

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I mean given my past issues with my ex I'm never actually safe. They're a master manipulator on a whole other level, so I still occasionally get death threats from people they know. But I got on that drunk bitch level and just told her my affections because fuck impulse control, which goes against everything I've done to isolate myself from my ex's social groups so I'm sure some new fresh hell awaits me soon.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Please be careful. If you don't feel like this is a good idea you can still break it off.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Oh I mean I already know it's not going to go anywhere. I just wish I didn't embarrass myself.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Do you think she'd talk?

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ConquestOfToast wrote

It's complicated. Like when she and I first met we made out, and then she realized that I was "that person". I didn't know she was friends with my ex at the time, and she pulled me aside one night and said she didn't want to be friends or talk to me, and I told her I'd respect her boundary. Then like a month ago, she came up to me again, and said she'd read my posts about my ex (they went into great detail about the horrific shit they did to me), and she said she was conflicted and taking a neutral stance on it because she didn't know what to believe, and since then we've been friendly. So I don't know. I don't think she would, I'm more embarassed I just had a bunch of emotions and they spilled out where I didn't want them too.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I completely get that feeling. Would you want comfort or advice? I don't want to presume you don't already know what you want to do.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I'm ok I'm just mad my brain rebels against me so frequently. The only thing left to do is just wait this out, hope it all gets chalked up to being drunk at a drag show. This is just venting because the social structures here are complicated and ultimately not trustworthy. Or it's the whole being on a spectrum thing and I'm making a wayyyyyy bigger deal out of this than it is, which is likely.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

If it flairs up again, I'm down to talk about it in private. Mixed signals are miserable for anyone to deal with, especially if social nuances are harder to read or cloaked by other circumstances.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Thank you dear I appreciate it. In some fucked way you're my only friend on this site and I appreciate your time and patience with me.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Question: anyone know any form of home brew decaf coffee that doesn't suck?

I brew a large mug or two of coffee per day and I think I need to cut back - I've been fine for years (decades) with this but recently I started having problems sleeping and have been getting random mild anxiety attacks. (I don't want to call it a panic attack, that would be an enormous overstatement.)

I know the best option is to quit entirely, but coffee has been part of my morning ritual for almost twenty years. I may have no choice, but again I'm hoping I can switch to non-suck decaf.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Gonna second Freux on this. It's still a caffeine fix, but it's less intense than coffee. If you want to skip caffeine entirely, I buy a canister of baking cocoa and use that to cut or replace coffee sometimes. It's the exact same as getting it from a packet, you just have to sweeten it yourself and when it's bitter it does a fine job of waking you up.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I'll give the baking cocoa a try, thanks. As I responded to Freux, tea hits me really hard, much harder than coffee.

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F_x wrote

Bonus being able to bake some goods with the baking cocoa.

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F_x wrote

Not what you are looking for but strong black tea might be a good compromise, still have caffeine but I would assume it's less than coffee and would taste better than decaf.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I appreciate that idea, but tea actually makes it almost impossible for me to sleep. It has caffeine plus the stimulants theobromine and theophylline, and I guess I'm extra sensitive to those because they hit me a lot harder than plain coffee.

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F_x wrote

Try rooibos maybe? I don't know if it has theobromine and theophylline but it's free of caffeine.

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Mango wrote

Decaf is basically drinks with fewer caffeine. If you don't like intense caffeine stuff, tea or cocoa-based drink are better.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote (edited )

Fixing to join the SCA and start bopping nerds with sticks as something to do with my partners. Still not sure if I want to do a viking, an icenus (is it still iceni in the singular?) or just a medieval squire. Maybe I should just get myself a pitchfork and be a levied peasant.

Dark Eye's going well! We went to go see a witch because the temple was too poorly funded to help us break a curse and my squire and the guild mage have been bitching about it the whole walk there. Then we got there and squire was dumbstruck because the witch was a pretty older woman with a wife and not a creepy old hag like she expected. A crowned stag showed up and she tried to pet it but the bard wouldn't let her because in her country stags are considered fearsome dangerous beasts. Now she's sulking while our own witch is trying to cheer her up by getitng a squirrel to play with her. The steppe tribe woman tried to knock on the door and loudly shouted her thanks...right after the witch told us politely but firmly not to bother her until morning. The witch's wife's familiar jinxed her and now she's mute for the rest of the night.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

SCA is a ton a fun but I still end up gravitating towards more story focused LARP's.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I wanna convince L to do LARPing with me but she thinks it's dorky. That's exactly why it'd be fun, imo.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

It's why i was hesitant to do it too, it was just one too many levels of dork, but honestly once you figure out how to get into character you can have some deeply moving and fun times. Which is why i ended up writing plot for it, and then later starting my own. I've since left due to life getting hectic, but the moment I have free time again you bet I'll be out there again.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I have a lot of fun when I DM because I love describing things and playing characters, but I never have the motivation to really flesh out a setting or a scripted plotline. Does it feel more natural in LARP? I always freeze up at the table unless it's the Dark Eye game since I'm intimate with the other players.

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ConquestOfToast wrote (edited )

Larp is waayyyyyy more fluid because the gm team doesn't really have control over the environment, so players have more control because they can take real time actions that have consequences immediately. The plot teams only real job during a game is to create the npc's, act them, and provide a setting for why they exist, everything else is off the cuff. Players have a more vested interest in the story because they have more control over what happens in it (within reason). Things like combat can only be offset so much by having skills or magic, so real world speed and tact mean much more. If you have a low level character with real world speed and dodging skills they'll fair much better, but usually real skill gets developed as the game progresses, and other skills like fencing don't typically translate well to larp fighting. A well run larp will give everyone there time to shine, but those are honestly rare. I was lucky to play and be apart of the groups I was, but I know that's not the norm. If you want recommendations pm me and I can point you towards groups you can get too easily and within the genre you want to play.

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Mango wrote

What's with bootlickers like berniebros doing on raddle?

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ziq wrote (edited )

They have to spend those donations on something. I guess they pay campaigners to spread the good news.

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heckthepolice2 wrote (edited )

Mentioned my plan to live in a hobbit hole in the woods to this girl I like and it turns out that's her plan too, so that's cool.

Edit: used "to" instead of "too'. I'll go sit in the shame corner...

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yaaqov wrote

heckprescriptivism

What do you mean by a hobbit hole, by the way?

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heckthepolice2 wrote

Some sort of earth sheltered cabin type deal, kind of along the lines of Mike Oehler's designs

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Grindr's a magical place. Some loser hit up L months back, first there and then on tungle dot hell and got rejected by her, since she's a lesbian. He threw a huge bitchfit about how she wasn't giving him a chance and he was such a nice guy. Months later, he hits me up on grindr, gets rejected because cis people are icky, same routine. I post a pic of L, F and I chilling at the pool flipping him off. I get a huge screed about how I'm being unfair and cruel and he just "admires" trans women because our lives are so hard and wants us to tell him how to live his life. Then he bugs R on grindr, the only one not in the pic since she took it in the first place, gets shot down because R prefers to be exclusive, much more gently than by the rest of us. She sends him the picture, and he throws the biggest fit of all, a huge screed about how we're evil for spreading 'rumors' (what do you expect when you ring up 3 people who live together) and how he hung out with us individually (untrue) and we liked him then (also untrue) but now we all hate him and nobody wants to see him, probably because he does this shit to everyone. It ends in seven (7) voice recordings in which he literally starts fucking crying. I know men are weak but hot damn.

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F_x wrote

That's both creepy/scary and hilarious.

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betterletter wrote

the Food Not Bombs event went well. The cops even kicked us out, so thats... good i guess

Also saw a great artist live last night

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VoidOutput wrote

Friend's birthday soon. He has one xenophobic friend and I already have anxiety about thay day.

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mofongo wrote

It was a chill week for a change, we did a baby shower that, while fun, made be wish I took more control of the planning. I was hoping to get some simple but necessary things like diapers or milk bottles, yet we mostly clothes which we already got gifted a ton.

My wife's church's pastor told her that the church will get her what we're missing, on the condition that she ( including me 🙄) goes to mass before the twins are born.

I hate my young self for being so upfront about atheism, people around just keep dwelling on it when I no longer give a fuck and make an effort to see things from different perspectives ( including religious ones). But any time I request people to forget about it, it's the same "he's coming back to the flock!". Can't they just let me be? Specially, even if i do end up believing in higher power, I'm not going to be part of a church that has so backwards views of people I care for and admire.

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ziq wrote

My wife's church's pastor told her that the church will get her what we're missing, on the condition that she ( including me 🙄) goes to mass before the twins are born.

Capitalists can't just give to those in need, they have to get something in return.

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