Quicksilver

Quicksilver wrote

On the arguement specifically, if you believe that, well...I dunno, it doesn't change much if your right or wrong. Whether people acting "good" is a selfish or selfless act, they are still acting "good", so the arguement to me seems rather pointless (except, like, if you really care about someone's intentions over the consequence of said intentions, but you'd really only care about that on an individual level, and not on the whole of humanity).

Now, do I think that? Not really. I mean, as social animals, we have a self interest in surviving and thriving, biologically and socially, so I'm sure their are mechanisms that are in place that nudge us towards altruism for the sake of surviving. But I wouldn't pass moral judgment on that with the term selfish.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to friday free talk by emma

Passed my bike test on an automatic scooter which is good. Tried a manual at first, but couldn't get the hang of doing 4 things at once while moving in, like, 2 and a half hours, but still. Now it's just getting a set of wheels.

Been starting to get more into the Jewish aspects of my life, and incorporating more into it. I've always felt a bit awkward about that part of my background and identity, but I've really been enjoying doing the research, wearing more of the kit, and just embracing it really.

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Quicksilver wrote

Well, it started in school. I was, at the same time, taking in queer theory through being queer and being president of my school's Gay Straight Alliance (let me tell you, its hard not to notice heteronormativity when someone's yelling f*g at you for holding another guys hand), and taking in a lot of Ancap ideas. Yes, for a solid maybe 4 years I was Ancappy, libertarian, voluntarist, etc. It started me on my anti authoritarianism at least, was just justifying the wrong hierarchy's lol (ps, there are no justified hierarchy's. It's all a lie.).

I probably would have kept going down that path if it wasn't for whispers "breadtube. Funny, YouTube brought me into Ancap and then onto Anarchism. That, and also just doing my own god damn research on the matter, slowly unlearning the American education system, and just having a bit of empathy.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to comment by metocin in Friday Free Talk by Kinshavo

Thanks for the support man!

Yeah, the ethical issues are definitely there. I would justify it by turning sites where you pay for people's work so that it's not as exploitative, but then I was spending a lot of coinage that I really need for other things, and I'd just fall into going back to hub sites anyway.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to comment by annikastheory in Friday Free Talk by Kinshavo

Yeah, one thing I didn't want was to suddenly isolate myself or lose things. So I downloaded all my data from it (2 gigs of data dating back to 2004, I was shocked I've been on that long), and other details.

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Quicksilver wrote

Very busy month for me. Going to be doing a bike test soon to be able to ride a motorbike, which is exciting. I'll still be using public transport TBF, but I'm getting to a point where I also need the flexibility of a vehicle.

I wanted to go visit my family in another country this year, but I've seen that the pricing is just to high, with everything else going on. Don't have over a grand to put down for testing, tickets, and everything else.

I've decided to actually just delete Facebook finally. Only use it for messenger, but I've just decided to get people on other messaging apps anyways.

Maybe a bit TMI, bit just going to stop watching porn as well. Probably where most of my internet time goes anyway, and I'm just tired of it, and all the time spent on it.

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Quicksilver wrote

Pathfinder! Wicked!!! Pretty much what got me I to roleplaying!

Are we just going for core, or is it alright to go for some of the advanced options?

Time wise...I don't really have a set schedule with work, and I tend to switch between working nights and days, so I can't really give an answer as it's week dependant...I can say that I'll def be able to post several times throughout, but can't give specifics alas.

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Quicksilver wrote

I can't really think of a good way to play some systems by post. Post RPGs (at least the ones I've played) don't tend to have systems really (in my humble and dirt cheap experience). Just people posting as though it's a collective story, with the DM making posts that progress the story, being referee, with a bunch of general rules that the people follow (no influencing others characters without permission, no using OOC info, keep it IC while in this forum, must write this amount of sentences/paragraphs per post, no just killing of enemies, etc). Mechanics and dice rolling usually kept to a minimum.They can be quite fun, though long scenes tend to drag a bit more, and it can be hard to catch up since people post as little different scenes catch up.

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Quicksilver wrote

Could do either voice or post...TBF, despite me definitely preferring voice, post would fit about my schedule easier (as my work schedule fluctuates). Is prefer dnd 5e (if only because it's a system I know well), bit will look up shadow run and learn the mechanics of needed.

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Quicksilver wrote

Well...I'm not actually sure. The online tabletop browser I use (roll20), uses an email which you can just use like a newly made fake one for I guess. Also has other things that come with a usual website in terms of security. As for using voice, well the same program also has its own built in thing for that, or you could use some other program (historically, I've used Skype, Facebook messenger, discord, teamspeak, and streamyard), none of which are known for their security unfortunately.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to comment by moonlune in friday freetalk by zoom_zip

From my understanding yeah, either it's gonna end there a tad bit before it. Sorta around the time he meets Chain I think is where they are gonna end it from my understanding.

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Quicksilver wrote

Reply to comment by Ashy in friday freetalk by zoom_zip

Absolutely love Crusader Kings, still play 2 all the time (didn't buy all that DLC for nothing), and can't wait for the royal court expansion.

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