snack wrote

i can hear the chorus of shit-speak answers that you would have gotten in my head:

"but if we give water to that one person then everyone will come in and want some. and we'll be overrun by homeless people and whatnot!"

"we're not a homeless shelter!!!"

"i don't run a charity - i run a business"

"i can't just give away my services for free, can i?"


snack wrote

the chirpy bugs* are going wild today! (*grasshoppers? crickets? i don't know which)
I wonder what's going on, maybe it's mating season?

About to go for a walk and collect some wildflower seeds, been thinking of making seedbombs, so wish me luck! I don't know how i'll make them yet so tips are welcome my dear contemporaries.

I really miss unemployment even though i've only started working again 3 weeks ago.


snack wrote (edited )

this ^

just like you can't separate language from politics, or language learning/teaching from politics, you can't separate racism from politics.

it's everywhere, even if you consider yourself an 'apolitical' person. sticking with the language example: it's in the language you speak, in the languages you choose to consume (that aren't your native one) through media (music, film), it's in the languages you choose to learn (or not learn), it's in how you treat people who speak a different language than you and in whether you treat someone who speaks french different than someone who speaks farsi.

edit: missing word; punctuation


snack wrote

There's a good [list] ( on wikipedia that names a lot of titles. The last one of the documentries - No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism by Tancrède Ramonet - makes a decent introduction for non-anarchists. Other than the already mentioned films I also had to think of Sorry to bother you.

But I think any film that incorporates some sort of social critique could be discussed from an anarchist standpoint. If you're making a list of your own somewhere I think it would be cool if it included some sort of 'study guide' or questions like the ones that are sometimes at the end of books.


snack wrote

started this new hobby in march where i take pictures of plants or animals i don't know while i'm on walks and later try to identify them at home - it's a lot of fun!
Today my favourite was a dope little bug that i've never consciously seen before, saw a shit-ton of them and now i know its name and some random facts! Also saw a cute caterpillar, don't know what it is yet though, there's too many similar looking ones. The way they move is just too precious, i could watch them forever.
I want to do ants next, but they're a little harder to identify, i guess i'll have to do some reading on them first.
also i'd like to keep some sort of a journal to document what i've seen and make lists of what i want to see (insect bingo). does anyone have a software suggestion? tipps and/or resources for plant/insect/spider identification are also very welcome, because i'm no biologist and don't really have any idea what i'm doing, besides having fun.


snack wrote

yeah, i mean i get it - on a personal, emotional level that is. but it's also interesting when you think about it: there's obviously something about pack behavior that feels good, because it was (is) necessary for survival. I think the sadistic aspect made me uncomfortable, which is why i ended up questioning it a bit.

but you're right, since it was some sort of trolling attempt it all happened on some sort of joking-plane with no actual sincerity involved.


snack wrote

Reply to comment by Kinshavo in HOUSE OF LEAVES at 20 by Kinshavo

Yes, physical copy is a good idea, I can't imagine how this one would work as an e-book. (On a computer it might, but that would remove it even further from the idea of the medium 'book' - which could be interesting and very, I dunno, zeitgeisty)

I did, got mine from a library and quite enjoyed it!


snack wrote

makes me wonder why content that makes us angry is able to get such a strong reaction out of us (as opposed to things that make us happy) and whether that is somehow also the foundation of abusive relationships, or the reason why they are so addictive.