yaaqov

yaaqov wrote

I make simple oboes or shawms (I call them strawms) out of plastic straws. You really only need a craft knife and sandpaper, but I even made a working one by just tearing the plastic with my teeth when I was out and about.

Otherwise I start lots of bigger projects but can rarely finish

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yaaqov wrote

Well so I changed the name of this forum from /f/languages to /f/language (my mod app is here which has more info) , so this is that same forum. I don't think I deleted any posts though (To be honest I don't know how to (un)sticky a post in the first place)


I'm sorry I can't be of more help :( While not really for language learning, I have access to a google drive of like 3000 language grammars/descriptions I can/should share here!

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yaaqov wrote

Definitely. In my own experience, it's sort of like, a super-placebo, delivering whatever you expect from it. Maybe that's with everything to some degree though? I don't have much experience with other psychoactive substances.

The thing that scares me is, are all these pains real things that are wrong with my body/ways that I'm hurting myself, but that I'm ignoring in my day-to-day sober life?

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yaaqov wrote

I smoked cannabis for the first time in months yesterday and... it like magnified every ache and pain in my body??? I could barely put on clothes. Also focusing my eyes on anything closer than 20 feet, and especially screens, was horrible. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

Jumping spiders are the fucking best. I think they’re my favorite animal.

Did y’all know that jumping spiders are probably the most intelligent (by human standards) of any arthropod? There’s a genus of jumping spiders endemic to Africa—Portia—that has evolved to hunt other spiders. Portias are able to figure out, by trial and error, new hunting techniques, in order to target other species that may be challenging or dangerous in unexpected ways, and they can remember what they learned and apply them to novel situations. They also can plan out complicated routes to their prey that may take an hour to complete, even if those routes involve losing sight of their target as they navigate three-dimensional space. Also they’re quite social with eachother, and can recognize and remember other specific individuals of the same species!

(Also, jumping spiders dance.)

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yaaqov wrote

That’s exciting! What other things are you looking to plant?

Also, I don’t think I know much about milkweed except that it can be used for fiber? Am I thinking about the right thing?

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yaaqov wrote

I've been reading a bunch of Margaret Killjoy's short stories. It's been forever since I've read fiction so it's nice to pour through a whole collection of it for a change.

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

Today I had:

  • Water
  • Goat milk kefir
  • Beads of water that collect on oxalis leaves in the rain
  • Water that was way too cold
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