Quicksilver

Quicksilver wrote

When folks say "discourse", I see it as a generalized term for all the popular/controversial conversations surrounding a topic.

So, for example, the current pride discourse is on whether kink should be allowed at pride, which relates to whether kids being exposed to implicit/explicit sexual content, consent around seeing sexualized things in public places, the pink washing a commodification of queer liberation, the evolution of pride and how transgressive it should be, and ultimately, what pride is and should be.

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Quicksilver wrote

Yeah, I've been keeping a pulse on the whole discourse. The whole "think of the children" is bland, and boring, and old. I get more miffed by the respectability politics angle. Like, no Derek, most homophobes won't change their ways if they see us walking down a street in 3 piece suits rather than a Speedo or in a pup hood.

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Quicksilver wrote

I've been "blessed" with a lot of hours at work this week, plus being put on nights next week (even though I've made it clear I don't do well on nights, but oh well), and all people are saying to me about it is "Oh, but think of the money"!

This phrase is killing me at the moment. Like, not only am I not motivated by money in that way, but I'd honestly rather be lazing about at home. I had someone be like "well, be motivated by what you can spend it on", and yeah, while I get that, and do have one or two big things I could probably get behind, I'd rather not do 60 hours a week for it (especially since during my interview and at the start of my job, I asked for about a 36 hour week and they seemed fine with that then.)

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Quicksilver wrote

Ready to be called out publicly for my opinions while people like at me and tut with disapproval. Perhaps a scuffle that leaves me with some bruises, a cut somewhere perhaps. At most a broken bone, and even then id shy away from that and probably just aquiesce.

Maybe I don't hold my ideals high enough to want violence enacted upon me for them, but I don't think that's inherently a weak position (not that I'm saying that's what's implied here, just saying in general)

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Quicksilver wrote

Got family down, and celebrating a very belated Christmas. Got presents, playing some Christmas music, have the cookies out, warm inside and cold outside, a bit of booze. Grandparents are happy, aunt and uncle are happy, I'm happy. Good day!

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to comment by whipskid in what are you reading? by putridcod87

It's a scifi novel written in 1965. Really well known one, a classic, and apperently highly influenced the genre. I've seen the movie before, and they're making a new movie soon, and I'd thought I'd actually finally give it a read. Highly recommend it.

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Quicksilver wrote

I've found, at least for the moment, having two books on the go helps, as it keeps me from getting too bored and unfocused. Gone are the days where I could read books for hours on end, my focus is shot lol.

Also, reading on commute or while just waiting is good, keeps you off your phone.

At the moment, read probably 40 minutes every other day or so.

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Quicksilver wrote

(Apologies if this is rather rambly, just my thought process currently)

I grew up in a rather secular background, as my parents didn't want to push anything on me or my younger brothers, though I was exposed to the Christianity around me and the Jewishness of my mom's side of the family. Being a teenager I dabbled into the concepts of pantheism , though it never really stuck.

I would like something like it though. I just want there to be something more than the material world so to speak. That might be my escapism talking. Like, ideas of parellel world's have always drawn me (why my favourite books tend to feature them).

Barring that, maybe I'm more spiritual then I give myself credit for. I definitely feel some sort of spiritual satisfaction when thinking of the world at a cosmic level, the interconnectedness of the universe at large, the ideas of creation and entropy and the potentially cyclicality of said universe. The whole "we're all stardust", while cheesy, is comforting, in that, in the end, we are literally just a walking assortment of atoms, and I find it almost...liberating.

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Quicksilver wrote (edited )

I'm not saying they are the same...but I get the same vibe from this whole "the actions of love and sex must be for the promotion of the revolution and the community", as I do from " the actions of love and sex must be used for the promotion of tradition and community (white race)".

Maybe I'm reading it wrong, as I'm not versed in Marxist theory (or much theory in general), but the whole thing that your sex life should be dedicated to the strength of the community and whatever the community wants seems...wrong.

Also, by this logic of this piece, is masturbating a bourgeois activity?

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Quicksilver wrote

While I do appreciate and like learning about my family history, it's not something I put a lot of stock in. I feel close to my immediate family (siblings, parents, grandparents), but not so much my extended, either due to them being a continent away most of my life (dad's side) or there being some family drama and them cutting us out a lot (mom's side). And I understand that what's more important is those I've developed close relationships with irrespective of blood.

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Quicksilver wrote

Huh, never realized they were such a recent thing! Seemed like gender reveals have always been a thing...but I was really young in 08, so probably why.

Didn't know the history of it either, and is sad what it's come to today. And I definitely agree the increased visibility of transgender/non-binary folks has definitely led to some of the more extreme variants of the party form.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to by !deleted20335

I've reread this three times, both OP and the response, and I'm struggling to parce this. Maybe Im one of those gen z bimbos or something...

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Quicksilver wrote

Yeah that's fair enough! I suppose with my experience with it and other people, where your not regeant testing or necessarily weighing, and your taking it right before you go out/are already out in town, there isn't really the opportunity to consider plugging, nor do folks seem to mind if too much gets "lost" along the way.

Solid advice for K though. As that's something I tend to take on my own, not really to keen on k-holing, and it being a hassle to get sometimes, saving as much as I can would be decent lol

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Quicksilver wrote

Hmmm...I always presumed taking drugs rectally was one of the more riskier forms of drug taking, as the lining of the anus is REALLY absorbative, so there's less room for error. Though, if your doing proper harm reduction you would be weighing everything anyways...

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