bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by whipskid in I just raddled myself by ziq

Wow, lightning rod of hate, there. Like, anyone who has any beef with raddle just emits hatred at ziq. If we could make them pay a quarter (like a swear jar) every time they did it, I dunno, it'd be a lot of quarters.

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bloodrose wrote

I wasn't feeling well and I layed down. My daugther brought me a book to read and put on some music for me. While I didn't want either of those things, she was trying to take care of me and it was the sweetest thing ever so I profusedly thanked her for her care.

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bloodrose wrote

I mean, it's such total bullshit. It'd be fine if they were searching the work for clues as to a deeper meaning using the actual words written - or if they were talking about the time in which the piece was written. My Russian History class did a better job of this. They talked about how russians felt about fiction when Dostoyesky was writing and talked about what it meant culturally to be a Tolstoyon(sp?) and why Tolstoy said "I am Tolstoy but I am not a Tolstoyon." Also, a friend who did an English major who looked at Shakespear's time and said "Oh, well see, the thing about 'a rose would not smell as sweet' is actually a joke about a competing theater group that had sewage troubles" - like that shit is useful. But what they do instead is pull glitter out of their ass and make you guess what color it is and then grade you poorly for saying "it's ass glitter".

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bloodrose wrote

fuck the subjectivity of it

It took me three tries before I passed a college english course. I kept dropping them because the teachers pissed me off. We had to sit and theorize what "the writer meant" and the teathers had very definite ideas about what they meant and they insisted we do this in public, on the spot, no time to think, and it better be the same conclusion they have drawn. I finally passed one when it was an online course and I didn't have to interact with the teacher except for one ocassion. And that ocassion pissed me off. They asked what was a character thinking at this time in the book. I answer with what the author fucking wrote that the character was thinking and the teacher was like "I know the book says that but really it's x." As someone who has written fiction, I was so mad on that writer's behalf.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm pretty sure athiests found your behavior immature and ignorant as well. lastfutures seems to be pretty good at handling negativity. I've clashed with them before and we're still cool so I don't know if you pissed them off or not. Good luck with that.

I got a bee up my bonnet because I had an ex who would do this shit to me. Ask me a question in public and then when I answered in a way different than what he wanted, he would belittle me in front of everyone. So, I get really pissed when I see it happen to others. Trauma response + mama bear response = lots of cussing.

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bloodrose wrote

they get overwhelmed and leave me

This happens to me all the time. I'm so sorry. On the other hand, I'm good at listening and being a therapist for my friends. I wind up feeling like my friendships are very one-way. I'm glad you have a therapist to talk to - I hope they help.

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bloodrose wrote

So I posted this rant on facebook for my friends and fam:

So, I'm thinking about the J&J Vaccine being pulled for blood clotting risk. Women's birth control has a significantly higher blood clotting risk. A vaccine that could help save lives has a blood clotting risk? Pull it. A pill that allows men to not wear condoms has a clotting risk? Let's keep prescribing this by the millions. And looking up the numbers to prove what I remembered to be true? Oh god, the gaslighting. All of the articles saying why the risk is no big deal because 1) pregnancy has a higher risk of blood clots, 2) there is no male birth control pill so you gotta and other awful things. Like no one, ever, considered men just wearing condoms or any possibility that might inconvenience a man. Male pleasure is centered before female lives. We will pull a vaccine that could save a life but we won't pull a medicine that inconveniences male pleasure.

Not really something for this forum, probably better suited to /f/feminism, but it's been nagging at me since I heard the news.

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bloodrose OP wrote

If politics is all about prioritisation, trans-exclusionary feminists have decided to obsess over the entirely fictional scenario of the dress-wearing bathroom predator over the ever-present masculine violence – especially at a time when women find themselves in lockdown with their abusers and working class women of colour face the economic consequences of the collapse of the service sectors in advanced capitalist economies.

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bloodrose wrote

Did you really just ask people if they were religious/spiritual so you can just shit on everyone who said they weren't and/or they were atheist? What a fucking shitty ass thing to do. Hey, I'm gonna ask people a personal question and then be a big ol fuck-face meany-pants when they disagree with my viewpoint. Fucking gross.

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bloodrose wrote

Sounds like suicide with extra steps.

I mean, it sounds like you may be suffering from decision fatigue or a dissociative depression. I highly recommend you do not seek out someone to control you as you will find the controlling "cure" worse than the disease.

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bloodrose wrote

This is one of the most annoying things about American politics. It's all about the next race and winning the next race. Literally, after a victor is chosen from the last race, the same day the news is talking about the next race in 4 years time. Billions of dollars get wasted on this weird ass popularity contest that decides who is going to bomb other countries. Can't we get at least the first year off from this bullshit? Fuck.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to by joemushroom

I don't know where you are but in the midwest of America it is considered polite to decline what is offered multiple times. Usually the 3rd or 4th offer is when it is accepted if the offer is really wanted. If I were offering help to someone in the US, I would offer up a few times just in case someone in their family was from the midwest and passed along those manners. Looks something like:

Me: Hey, can I offer you x?

Them: No thanks

Me: Are you sure

Them: I'm okay

Me: It is really no trouble

Them: No, really, I'm okay

Me: Okay, well if you change your mind...

And then maybe they follow up and if they don't, they really meant no thanks.

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bloodrose wrote

I did indeed mean like porrige. The other thing I've seen it used in are granola bars (like this recipe: https://www.makingthymeforhealth.com/puffed-amaranth-pistachio-and-dark-chocolate-granola-bars/). The puffed amaranth has a crispy texture (like puffed rice/rice crispies). You can also get regular amaranth but I love the extra texture from the puffing of it.

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