Specialized vocabulary suggestions?
That rhetorical trick where, when you want more diverse representation or participation in some field, someone else will object that this just shows your narrowness of mind and lack of empathy, because they know humans are all the same, so the best way to prove open-mindedness and lack of prejudice is to be perfectly happy to take white, straight, able-bodied, American or European men as representing the entire human race. That trick. Is there a short name for that?
Me: I stared into space for a while trying to come up with a hilarious pun on “aikido” and “white,” but I just couldn’t do it. This may be the greatest tragedy of my creative life. "Aikidudebro?" No, it lacks something…
When I become so stressed that listening to the fake rain noise machine scares me, I know it is time to go put my head under a blanket. And at no other time do I ever know anything at all.
Bitcoins: MMO money backed by the opium poppy.
A few minutes ago, our local news station ran a story about a brokerage accepting bitcoins. It was essentially a filmed press release. The owner gave a little internet-libertarian speech about how bitcoins were superior to the dollar because their value was determined by the market, not the Fed.
The local news is basically Baby Fox, so the anchors accepted this idea without criticism. Their loathing for people who use drugs is typically greater than their mistrust of government, so I guess they didn’t take a second to look up in what specific market bitcoins are used. Extremely serious journalism is being done here.
(This station once reported, straight-faced, that the police had found “more than a hundred” meth labs in a single mobile home. In real world terms, I’m pretty sure that means there were a lot of old bottles lying around.
Long-term-unemployed people around here (and I guess most places) will save bottles and cans to take to a recycling center for a small bounty. Long-Term Unemployed is a group which overlaps heavily with Depressed, and Depressed And Long-Term Unemployed is a group that overlaps heavily with Drug Abuser. The latter two groups aren’t always prompt about getting over to the recycling center.)
Bitcoins: MMO money backed by the opium poppy.
Three Silk Road successors drop out simultaneously.
I continue to be fascinated by this sort of stuff.
The unkindly-named Sheep Marketplace is gone, taking all the money in escrow down with it. Its creator claimed that they’d been hacked, but the online stoner consensus is that he/she is the actual culprit. Its name had long been a source of suspicion as to the owner’s motives, but that didn’t stop people who wanted drugs from using it when Silk Road went down. Addiction: not good for your risk-assessment skills.
A longer-running site, Black Market Reloaded, is down for an ostensibly temporary break due to security concerns. You will be unsurprised to learn that it was preceded by another defunct site called “Black Market.” A third, Silk Road 2.0, was open only briefly before their servers were overloaded with traffic fleeing the other two.
This site’s owner, who I guess I’ll call the Dread Pirate Roberts 2.0, put up a note blaming the Tor protocol for the problem. This is plainly not the case. If it were, then the original Silk Road, which must have had much greater volumes of traffic, would not have existed.
What’s especially fun about all this is that the absconding Sheep owner suggested that their users move to yet another newly-minted alternative illicit marketplace, Tormarket. Tormarket quickly posted an unhappy-sounding message saying that they had nothing to with Sheep and asking that Sheep take that recommendation down: “This is the worst PR we can get right now. Please admin remove the link. Please.”
The subreddits on the subject are, as when Silk Road was seized, a tragicomedy - lots of people trying to figure out where to get their next hit, other people mocking them, others muttering darkly about conspiracies and assassinations. There’s a debate raging as to whether Tormarket is the Sheep owner’s latest con, or whether it’s actually a fifth site called Pandora, and the link to Tormarket a strategy to blacken its competition’s eye.
My pretend internet money’s on Pandora as the honeypot, if you were wondering. Similar aesthetic sense in terms of names.
People doing holiday shopping on Amazon:
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Those reasons are pretty definable, I think
But see, in an English-language context I do not actually ordinarily think of it as bearing its Japanese meanings! (Those being “dad” and “boobs.”) I reserve that set of mental default parameters for consumption of Japanese media, specifically that which I expect to make tasteless puns.
When making up twelve Chinese zodiac trolls for no good reason
it is inevitable that you name the rat “Chuchu.”
Sorry tiny Utena monkey + actual Chinese language, but “Chichi” makes me uncomfortable for indefinable reasons so that’s how it’s gonna go. Japanese onomatopoeia trumps all other concerns in my life.
I’m posting to Tumblr while intoxicated, but I just carefully closed my Dwarf Fortress window so I don’t kill too many dwarves.
curlicuetruth replied to your post: *Flings self from Thanksg…
I made my cat sit with me until she got sick of it and then drank some wine, so now I feel better about thigns. I have almost entirely lsot the ability to type though. Soon nothing but keyboard ashing. I’, not doing this on purpose, I promise, I just srank whine on a mostly empting fucking somach. Apparently this leads to Rose typos. WHO KNEW DRUNK PEOPLE TYPE LIKE STEREOTYPICALLY DRUNK PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. I’ve decided I will not spellcheck this post due to my dedication to the craft of comedy and pervasive lack of dignity. That sentence came out oaky for some reason.
I should get so sick drinnking seems logical this mor eoften for purposes of proper drunk!Rose characterization. I can’t believe I spelled characaterization right just now. Wow., look what happens when I cosnume alcohol. I have no tolerance, what was even doing when I was in Japan, every American comes back from Japan an alcholic due to that particular weird culture shock symptom where you get drunk with people wou know in a professional context to indicate trust and I guess permit future blackmail by employers? It’s in fact somewhat evil.
I have failed my nerdancestors by not building up a tolerance for strong drink while in Japan is the point of this soliloquy. How did I just remember how to spell soliloquy, that is pure nonsense.
This post will go up uncorrected as evidence to future me of why I should not drink, and also so I can use it as reference for writing intoxicated nerds later on. I creative commons it for ayone else who needs such a reference. I can creative commons license a thing while drunk in spite of how contract law ACTUALLY wrks because I know wI will be looking at it again in the morning and just go, “yeah, that’s fine, this is not content off which I could expect to materially profit and anyway it has great value to the world and should be free.”
manyblinkinglights replied to your post: *Flings self from Thanksg…
I feel your pain re: the pie. I used to regularly consume pumpkin by the halfpie, and then come back for the other half ~15minutes later. Now I can’t neither eat wheat stuff nor find delectable no-wheat crust substitute. today was a 0 pie day
Imagine the very saddest emoticon right here. It is such a sad emoticon. That is the worst nutritional problem fo have?
Crustless pumpkin pie/pumpkin custard? I have done this with my standard pie recipe when too lazy to make a crust. Pumpkin rice pudding is a possibility, too, if presence of starch is necessary.
*Flings self from Thanksgiving in disgust.*
I ate some bread and a piece of Tofurkey, and was fine. Then I ate a piece of pie, and then I had to lie down for a while feeling sick and too hot.
I should have been able to eat two pieces of pie. Eating two pieces of pie is what this holiday is all about, when you subtract the ahistorical racist stuff anyway. My present physical condition is a gross impingement upon my rights as an American.
Homestuck fandom is racefailing like it’s an Olympic event and I was nauseous and lying down during Thanksgiving dinner
(Fear not, there will be a LOT of leftover pie for me to eat when I feel better.
Homestuck fandom will still be racefailing though)