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mofongo wrote

I'm more like omicron, as in omicron persei 8. But I'm also very fond of theta, it's a homonym of tits in my language. There's also pi, that's very famous and very delicious, too sweet for me though. I have a friend called Omega, been a while since i talked to them, life's busy. I enjoy delta, never rode a delta wing but would like to some day. One of my favorite levels from Sonic adventure were those of gamma the robot, too bad their levels were short. I have a thing for phi and psi, very interesting subjects. There's zeta of the Zorro. Epsilon was so confusing on math. Lambda always makes me think of a fraternity. I hope this is making a iota of sense.

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mofongo wrote

I think it's on the rise. A combination of longer work hours and being hotter outside, resulting in less sun exposure.

It would be easier to be outside on a hot day if people could go to wooded area. They're usually very fresh. Concrete jungles are nothing but hot.

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mofongo wrote

It's awesome, they have five seasons already. Great animation, good story (a bit wonky in places but lots of fun), good characters.

I also doubt they would have the budget for adapting the universe to live-action. I get pessimistic thinking about it.

I do too. They'll possibly adapt out most of the impressive bending acts or will simply look awful.

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mofongo wrote

Iirc, the studio that animated Avatar and Korra was bought by DreamWorks. They are now working in the Voltron series.

I think they're going back in order to deal with simpler themes. Seeing how serious Korra got, i find it difficult to see a new Avatar with less or simpler conflict.

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mofongo wrote

The article has a few ahistoracies that would like to point out. This info i got it from JRL James toussaint louverture and the San Domingo revolution. Very good book.

Supporting the French colonial perspective, leaders across the Americas and Europe immediately demonized Dessalines.

Both Britain and the US were in favor of Haiti's Independence of France. They were going on cashing in the island slave era richness and its excellent agricultural products. They plans also included after gaining power over the black government, start a conquest with the support of the white plantation owners (which by 1804 still owned most of the agricultural land) and reestablish slavery. Their division with Haiti didn't start until 1805-1806 when, after France send ships to Haiti's coast, Dessalines ordered the massacre of all remaining whites in Haiti. Which leads to:

Other New Yorkers aren’t so sure.

The New York City Council’s vetting committee labeled Dessalines a “possibly offensive historical figure,” tacitly referencing the massacre of French citizens that followed Haiti’s revolution.

They are not French, they were Haitians, white landowners but Haitians nonetheless. By the final years of the civil war, the big whites realized their interests lied in an independent Haiti. During Lourverture's tenure they had gotten back their land, their laborers (though in 'freedom'), were making profits (not as much during the slave trade years, but still profits increasing every year) and some sort of peace. So, when having to choose between peace and commercial deals with Americans and British or a broken Napoleonic economy and continuing civil war to subjugate the blacks to slavery, they chose Independence under a black government.

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mofongo wrote

The interesting thing about Marx and his contemporaries was his most common complain. He thought Feuerback, Max Stirner, Proudhon and others did not always went far enough on their conclusions and on many occasions remained limited in the very same framework they were trying to critique.

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mofongo wrote

It's a simple dish but very hard to do good. Many commercials places use tricks to do the tedious parts faster, but it removes of the overall taste. Also, the meat. Chicken is awful for a mofongo, a pork chicharron is better, but very greasy. A meatless version is also good, but the cooker must know the right amount of spices to make it taste like the real thing.

My family usually goes to places that sell mofongo ( it's a typical dish here), and out of 20 places we've been only 2 are actually good.

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mofongo wrote

I pirate music: I hardly listen to music, hardly search for it, and only listen constantly a few selected songs. So I pirate it.

I pirate books: books are expensive here, the cheaper side is a full day of income. Three days for most popular stuff. The cheaper ones, are out of copyright. I buy those. Everything else, pirate.

I pirate movies: except those that are on Netflix. I rather pirate stream, unless it's something I'd like to keep.

I pirate some games: Wii/wiiu/emulator. Console games are as or more expensive than books, unless it's smash Bros or Pokemon, I rather wait until EOL and pirate. On pc, they're cheap enough on a sale that I don't bother. There's also lots of free games. I only buy DRM free/Linux games, though.

I pirate background wallpapers: copy and paste is way too easy.