Quicksilver

Quicksilver wrote

I tend to cycle through online usernames overtime, and quicksilver happened to be the primary username I was using across the webz.

Why quicksilver? At the time I was into Anglish (and alt-English language experiment seeing how English may have developed without non germanic influence, or, in other words, if the Norman invasion failed), and I was looking at an Anglish translation of the periodic table, and found quicksilver to be for Mercury. I quite like how it sounded, like the etymology behind it (the old meaning of quick meaning living: living-silver), so I began taking it as my handle.

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Quicksilver wrote

Haven't been on in a while cause I've been doing my own thing, but hopefully will be more active on here.

Renting out a flat starting tomorrow. My expenses will go up, but it'll be the first place I'll have lived on my own, so very excited! It's a bit quirky though. The bedroom has a sink unit in it and shower unit attached (basically a one person shower in the wall with a door) , rather than it being with the toilet. I'm really excited though. Furnishing it to my liking will take a bit of time, but I'll manage. And my neighbors are people I know, which makes it all the nicer.

Been learning Welsh on the side, and it's been really enjoyable. Really like how it sounds, all the fricatives, the consonant mutations, really fun. Also, could listen to someone talk with a Welsh accent for days and never get tired of it.

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Quicksilver wrote

A day behind but hey ho. I'm working nights at the moment so the concept of breakfast, lunch, and dinner have no meaning anymore.

So far, I've had battered cod and cheesy chips, an orange, 4 chocolate cookies, a banana, 2 tablespoons of honey on a slice of seeded bread, and a muesli breakfast bar.

A colleague I work with is also getting me something in a bit as I didn't have time to bring anything in. Worker solidarity ✌️

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Quicksilver wrote

Maybe compromise. Like, some folks walk their cats on leads/leashes, so that's an option. Or supervise your cats outdoor time.

I think this conversation can have a bit more nuance than either "cats have unrestricted freedom to roam the earth" and "cats must be held prisoner in my house".

Like, unfortunately, weve created these sort of situations, and while the compromised action isn't the most ethical action, I don't think there is an action that is. I do think it's probably on the least unethical side at least, all things considered.

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Quicksilver wrote

Went to the dental hygienist yesterday. Turns out I have rather receded gum lines on my lower front teeth, especially the back part of em. Apperently they don't actually repair themselves, but if I really focus on my teeth I can stop them receding anymore, so...

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Quicksilver wrote

Right I've become a bit tipsy now... But...

I really can't deal with straight drunk people drama. Like honestly, it's fucking annoying. Like the drama that happens between my straight friends and their partners/exes /other friends is just... Like fucking why!

And I see and deal with this all the time when I'm drunk over the years and it's just the same old shit. The jealousy, the ownership, the entitlement, the secrecy, etc.

Yes I know it's in the queer community as well, but god damn have the straights perfected it to an art, and I dont know why I tolerate it...

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Quicksilver wrote

I got: Dark cloud and Dark Chronicle (ps2 games), calligraphy set, lebkuchen (German biscuits), a d20 lamp, gin liqueurs, cosmetic face mask thingies, Bath bombs, and one friend made me a hanging thing from a stick he found in the woods, some string, and 52 paper cranes.

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Quicksilver wrote

So for context, I've been on here for two of those five years, though was definitely more of a lurker the first bit.

Not so much changed as refined/deepened. I ended up on raddle after my political shift (which had a lot to do with leaving the US and breadtube) away from ancap and all that nonsense. I still wouldn't put any labels on my anarchism (more so I dont have enough theoretical knowledge on any one camp to truly say), but I'd definitely say raddle has probably nudged me towards the anti-civ/degrowth/individualist aspects of anarchism over others. Still not as praxis orientated as I'd like to be, but it's a new year soon, so who knows.

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