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Reply to comment by snack in What's up with brain-brain interfaces? [serious] by desolatesolarity
i mean it could be the name of a company that does poop-transplants, cause they are kind of shared between people, right? or is that not how poop transplants work, idk.
Reply to What's up with brain-brain interfaces? [serious] by desolatesolarity
i read interfeces and for a moment i was wondering what that might be? Why my brain-brain doo-doo dis?
Reply to comment by Ennui in Friday Free Talk: 23 April 2021 by black_fox
I think you might be onto something here... I'd totally watch work-out videos of an exorcizing excercist / exercising exorzist!
As a non-native english speaker writing those last four words were a hell of an exercise in itself wtf
Reply to comment by Syzygy in Friday Free Talk: 23 April 2021 by black_fox
I feel you on the loneliness part, I've been longing for intimacy too. /
Joining a casual bike group sounds dope!
Reply to Tell me about what's bothering you, and I'll give you bad advice by groovygardener42069
reading this thread was such an experience, it needed its own soundtrack. which is why i listened to cardi b's song of the same name while clicking up 42 times
if it's UP
then it's UP
this is UP
that's an UP \
Reply to comment by moonlune in Friday free talk: 12/02/2021: I've invented a new word for poop by ziq
That could work if i weren't eating chocolate regularly anyways.
Reply to comment by Hibiscus_Syrup in Friday free talk: 12/02/2021: I've invented a new word for poop by ziq
So yeah I think you should bake yourself a cake and get some paintbrushes.
So yeah I think you should bake yourself a cake and get some paintbrushes.
Hell yeah, i'll do that! I'll get brushes and make myself a ridiculously big cake with a shit ton of fruit and have some people over.
I just started a book out of procrastination, but i guess after i finish it it will be some time before i'll be able to read for fun again, so that is also a good thing to look forward to!
Reply to Friday free talk: 12/02/2021: I've invented a new word for poop by ziq
haha butt slug
on another note:
if you were to reward yourself for accomplishing something, what would that look like?
i'm looking to motivate myself to finish a project and i want to try a different approach. usually i go for a stress-driven existential crisis strategy or just don't do it at all, but oh well.
First i thought i could bake myself a cake or make something else i enjoy eating. Then i thought i could buy myself new paint brushes, which is something i've wanted to do for some time, but i don't really like buying things. Then again, since it's supposed to be a special occasion this would be the perfect time to do so.
What else can you think of?
Reply to comment by extremecouponing in Please help me understand ableist language a bit better (cw: mention of ableist language) by extremecouponing
That is indeed a difficult example, because it sounds positive. If i were to approach it purely analytical, I'd say that "crazy", in this context, is still used as something out of the norm, so far out that it is very noticeable or stands out very much - now that in and of itself isn't something bad, but if you keep in mind that you are talking about the living conditions of a human being, something that is considered to be wrong with their body or mind (in the case of crazy), just to describe something as outstanding - at the cost of hurting or triggering a person and maintaining an oppressive system - then i think it's not worth it to use "crazy" when you could just as well use "unbelievably" instead.
I'm not sure i could sufficiently explain what i meant, so ask about parts that are incomprehensible, that always helps me to word my ideas better.
Reply to Please help me understand ableist language a bit better (cw: mention of ableist language) by extremecouponing
while i don't have any specific resources on hand (maybe someone else can help out with that), i can offer to share what i have learned so far:
Regarding "crazy": i'm sure you are aware of the stigmatization of mental illness or stigmas that surround mental illness, and how those can make it hard for individuals who suffer to get help. Sometimes people feel weak and ashamed for being depressed/anxious and therefore do not seek the help of a mental health professional, as they would with an eye doctor. (which can make their condition even worse)
One of the reasons this happens is because society thinks it's okay to use "crazy" as a swear word, as something negative, that is: something which no one wants to be.
This is a complex topic and there are many more layers to it and perspectives to explore, so it's understandable if it gets confusing. I tried to open an entry point into the subject matter, if you want to discuss further or have questions feel free to ask/comment!
Reply to Verse of the Day: Psalm 23:4 by Todays_Verse
Oh there you are, thank the heavens! And quoting Gangstas Paradise* too, how comforting <3
*at least almost
Reply to Verse of the Day: Your Work - Colossians 3:23 by Todays_Verse
I do work for my landlord, how'd you know??
Reply to Verse of the Day: Patience - Ephesians 4:2 by Todays_Verse
"chew your meat for you
pass it back and forth
in a passionate kiss
from my mouth to yours
sloppy lips to lips
you're my vitamins
i like you"
Reply to comment by snack in by !deleted20335
in a predominantly white society, that is.
or maybe everywhere? when i'm picturing a shoplifting 45 year old american woman in a mall in manila i'm guessing her chances of getting caught might me slimmer than those of an actual young filipino male?
Reply to comment by !deleted20335 in by !deleted20335
i guess it's easier for middle aged white ladies than it would be for young-ish male POC
Reply to comment by NOISEBOB in by !deleted20335
works every time!
Reply to Verse of the Day: Thankful - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 by Todays_Verse
"jesus don't want me for a sunbeam"
-- dead person
edit because i didn't realize "-" before a word would make a bullet
Reply to comment by 86944 in What's your favorite alcohol/cocktail? by thelegendarybirdmonster
haha, aw man, sorry. that sure sounds awful!
let me know how it goes, if you'd like to. the thing with oat milk is - at least in my experience & where i'm from - that it is not like milk, where you buy a bottle and no matter what brand it is, it tastes roughly the same. I found that there are huge differences in taste with oat milk, so you might need to experiment a bit
Reply to Does anyone else struggle to untangle the language of academia in order to understand what a person is trying to communicate? by ziq
But also: I really think it depends - not only on the field, or the academic (person), but on the actual text itself. Now i can't talk for every field, but if i were to compare all the papers i've ever read, i don't know, they're all really different from each other. There's some that are really easy to understand, and others that take you forever - and it has nothing to do with their quality. I've read good ones that were easy, shit ones that were hard and vice versa.
that being said, academia definitely has huge problems with its communications - accessibility for one. Even if you were to understand everything, it's of no use to you if you don't have access. There's this argument in the open science movement, which demands that the public should have access to scientific research, because they are the ones paying for it.
In cooking, or with coffee/tea i think oat milk works really well as a replacement for heavy cream, because sometimes it has a thickness to its consistency that's more like cream than milk, but I guess that's depending on the brand you use. Also I wouldn't know if the taste works with alcohol?
Other than that I mostly use coconut milk as a cream substitute, it's delicious, but obvs has a strong flavour, so it wouldn't be entirely the same drink taste-wise i guess.
And here I was, thinking there were only White Russians.
Reply to comment by thelegendarybirdmonster in What do you think about paying someone to clean your house? by snack
That's a good situation then.
I'm still kind of unhappy with the notion that there could be a situation where the friend who cleans would feel indebted to the other one, I mean that's the person doing the work. Why wouldn't the other party feel indebted to their friend, if anyone?
I'm not trying to argue with you or what you said, rather with this idea that sits deep in our cultural belief system - that someone who is in the 'weaker' position should feel indebted or grateful to someone in a more fortunate position, for helping out. I'm glad you said what you said, because it made me reflect on things I wouldn't have otherwise.
Reply to comment by isvarahparamahkrsnah in What do you think about paying someone to clean your house? by snack
I used to work for food too, or for a lesser hourly rate + food and was entirely fine with it. I think it can actually be a beautiful thing if you work for something else than money.
That said, it's also a sort of luxury to be able to do that. I was a student at the time and not that dependent on money, but as long as money is a means of survival with which you ensure shelter, food etc - in the long run working for food isn't very sustainable.
Reply to comment by Rockbru in What do you think about paying someone to clean your house? by snack
Yeah, I also use tidying as a way to procrastinate from time to time. Which is a weird turn of events