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Title: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on August 09, 2014, 12:08:04 am
I haven't seen anything like this in any of the subforums I frequent (if something like this exists, please delete).  Post any random thought you have that you just want to get out there, but doesn't fit well with existing threads and isn't really worth starting a new thread for.

I miss how you could always feel when a TV was on.  I always liked it.  New TVs don't do that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on August 09, 2014, 12:40:53 am
I wonder how far you could stretch the average human? 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on August 09, 2014, 02:27:21 am
(Stolen from Coquette) A prostitute sells sex, a whore sells integrity, and until you understand the difference you don't get to call someone either.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on August 09, 2014, 02:56:25 am
I haven't seen anything like this in any of the subforums I frequent (if something like this exists, please delete).  Post any random thought you have that you just want to get out there, but doesn't fit well with existing threads and isn't really worth starting a new thread for.

I miss how you could always feel when a TV was on.  I always liked it.  New TVs don't do that.

Huh. Now that I think about it, so do I.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 09, 2014, 06:37:23 am
Someone tell Evolution that humanity needs another pair of arms, 'cause two ain't enough.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on August 09, 2014, 08:13:17 am
Someone tell Evolution that humanity needs another pair of arms, 'cause two ain't enough.
And while you're at it, would you mind giving us a better sense of smell?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on August 09, 2014, 11:13:19 am
Someone tell Evolution that humanity needs another pair of arms, 'cause two ain't enough.
And while you're at it, would you mind giving us a better sense of smell?
Prehensile tail would be really cool and useful.
(click to show/hide)

But the extra pair of arms thing is actually even higher on my wanted list than the tail.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 10, 2014, 05:49:39 am
Someone tell Evolution that humanity needs another pair of arms, 'cause two ain't enough.
And while you're at it, would you mind giving us a better sense of smell?
Prehensile tail would be really cool and useful.
Though it would make wiping a complete bitch.

Anyway, it's somewhat unsettling to think that pop culture as it is now will be considered retro in the very near future. It's a "reminder of my own mortality and how life is fleeting" kind of thing.

On the other hand, I do look forward to the day that "swag", "selfies", "hating on" and hashtags go out of style, and hope against all probability that whatever replaces them isn't quite as obnoxious.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on August 10, 2014, 10:57:32 am
Pay politicians according to how well the economy is doing in their district. Then they'll have a reason to try and help things along, or at least not deliberately screw things up, aside from drumming for votes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 10, 2014, 11:02:24 am
Pay politicians according to how well the economy is doing in their district. Then they'll have a reason to try and help things along, or at least not deliberately screw things up, aside from drumming for votes.
They would deliberately screw it up alright. Namely, by stimulating the fuck out of it when it's already in the boom part of the boom/bust cycle, thereby setting it up to crash in the most spectacular manner possible in the very near future. Kind of like what Bush did, only even worse.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on September 08, 2014, 01:47:21 am
It's been a long time since I've seen or heard anyone use a bug-zapper.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on October 08, 2014, 11:53:52 am
New idea for legislation: anyone who campaigns to lower the minimum wage is required to live off the minimum wage for no fewer than thirty days. The same requirement applies for anyone seeking to lower benefits for veterans, the elderly, low-income families, etc.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on October 08, 2014, 01:51:25 pm
Lately, I've been examining the utter pile of technical dog feces that was Gettysburg: Armored Warfare and thinking about a fantasy setting with similar concepts. Really, the visual aspect of the game design was amazing.

So I thought, the Civil War with rayguns and pulp science fiction elements. A cabal of scientists in Europe discovers the secrets of the aetheric fuel of Phlogiston and uses it to create wondrous machines in 1800, discoveries copied on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Thus, by the time the local tensions break out, the Civil War is fought with the machines of your grandfather's pulp mags.

The standard-issue Union longarm is the Springfield model 1861 Ray Flinger, a powerful energy weapon that flings phlogiston bolts at high speeds towards a target. However, it's lack of accuracy makes it a matter of luck to hit anything beyond 600 yards.
 
On the Confederate side, the Sharps Wave Rifle is far more accurate with it's focused ray of contained energetic aether that will literally send anything it hits flying apart into it's component molecules. However, mechanical failures will result in the same happening to the user and anybody in the radius of the detonation.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on October 08, 2014, 06:06:03 pm
Stolen from imgur:

If the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, and Jesus is the Lamb of God...

Does that mean Mary had a little lamb?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on October 09, 2014, 01:18:16 am
Stolen from imgur:

If the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus, and Jesus is the Lamb of God...

Does that mean Mary had a little lamb?

That joke is so funny that it needs two thumbs up.

Unfortunately, the only such picture is from this Mountain gardener. So here, two green thumbs up for you Sirius:
(http://img.pandawhale.com/121616-The-Mountain-likes-this-post-m-Spcw.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on October 21, 2014, 01:41:12 pm
It keeps occurring to me that it'd be hilarious to address an audience as "Ladies and Man-ladies". I don't know why, but it popped into my head the other day and I laughed my ass off. I'm tired.

[Afterthought: I think it might have something to do with a show I watched years ago that referred to "dudes and lady-dudes" but I'm tired, so what the hell do I know?]
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Commissar Kaz on October 25, 2014, 09:58:23 pm
After watching the Cinema Sins for Resident Evil: Apocalypse I now want a movie or book with the plot of a manufactured zombie outbreak happening at the same time as a supernaturally caused one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on October 26, 2014, 04:07:02 pm
It keeps occurring to me that it'd be hilarious to address an audience as "Ladies and Man-ladies". I don't know why, but it popped into my head the other day and I laughed my ass off. I'm tired.

[Afterthought: I think it might have something to do with a show I watched years ago that referred to "dudes and lady-dudes" but I'm tired, so what the hell do I know?]
Ohgod, I just thought of an offensive joke about that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on October 26, 2014, 05:29:45 pm
It keeps occurring to me that it'd be hilarious to address an audience as "Ladies and Man-ladies". I don't know why, but it popped into my head the other day and I laughed my ass off. I'm tired.

[Afterthought: I think it might have something to do with a show I watched years ago that referred to "dudes and lady-dudes" but I'm tired, so what the hell do I know?]
Ohgod, I just thought of an offensive joke about that.
Do tell!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on October 27, 2014, 12:15:52 am
It keeps occurring to me that it'd be hilarious to address an audience as "Ladies and Man-ladies". I don't know why, but it popped into my head the other day and I laughed my ass off. I'm tired.

[Afterthought: I think it might have something to do with a show I watched years ago that referred to "dudes and lady-dudes" but I'm tired, so what the hell do I know?]
Ohgod, I just thought of an offensive joke about that.
Do tell!
"Ladies and man-ladies, welcome to the lgbt gathering."

Less offensive version: "ladies an man ladies, welcome to our presentation on non-binary genders!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 03, 2014, 10:04:00 am
After watching the Cinema Sins for Resident Evil: Apocalypse I now want a movie or book with the plot of a manufactured zombie outbreak happening at the same time as a supernaturally caused one.

You may be onto something there. Get writing!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on November 13, 2014, 05:53:03 pm
Sent out another few resumes today. Hopefully someone bites, my T-Mobile bill is going to be due soon and I already don't have enough money to pay the auto insurance.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 13, 2014, 06:19:57 pm
Is Kim Kardashian's vagina the North West Passage?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on November 26, 2014, 09:36:55 pm
You know, say what you want about Homestuck, but it's produced some beautiful and kick-ass music.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on November 26, 2014, 11:19:46 pm
You know what would be a better video game creepypasta than the tired old ones already out there? A creepypasta disguised as a Let's Play. Things start getting weird partway through and the Let's Player starts getting creeped out during the videos. Yeah, it would require a lot more work than everything except Ben Drowned, but it's doable.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on November 26, 2014, 11:35:14 pm
I would love to see that but what game would lend itself  to that?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on November 27, 2014, 12:10:05 am
It would need to be a well-liked game with a lot of nostalgia attached to fulfill the usual requirements of video game creepypastas, and it would have to be one that can be easily hacked.

I think Super Mario World would fill both requirements very well. It's associated with the prevalent 90s nostalgia and was many people's first game, and there are plenty of hacked versions out already.

Actually, come to think of it, I mentioned Ben Drowned earlier and considering Jadusable was able to make those videos in the first place he could easily have done it as a Let's Play if he'd wanted to.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 27, 2014, 12:31:00 am
Seems that my pathfinder group doesn't do rouges a whole lot.  So to take down locked doors we use my barbarian.

Ironbite-nothing says the door is now unlocked like a two nat 20s in a row.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 03, 2014, 12:34:22 pm
I have a job position interview in an hour, and I'm not too sure what I'm being interviewed for.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on December 04, 2014, 08:53:43 pm
I'm thinking of starting a Podcast but I don't know where to post a thread to ask people to sign up for it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 04, 2014, 09:08:45 pm
I have a job position interview in an hour, and I'm not too sure what I'm being interviewed for.
Just as long as you aren't an anime fan you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 05, 2014, 12:49:20 am
And why would it be wrong to be an anime fan?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 05, 2014, 01:07:57 am
And why would it be wrong to be an anime fan?
The joke is their profile is animu.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 05, 2014, 01:20:45 am
Touhou is not an anime. That's a sensitive issue within the Touhou fandom.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 05, 2014, 08:58:46 am
Touhou is not an anime. That's a sensitive issue within the Touhou fandom.

I made that mistake once, and got an earful for it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 05, 2014, 09:17:44 am
Touhou is not an anime. That's a sensitive issue within the Touhou fandom.
Is it because it is a game? Because the art certainly seems anime styled.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 05, 2014, 02:35:43 pm
Is it because it is a game? Because the art certainly seems anime styled.

That's exactly it. You're correct that the art is anime-styled, but "is Touhou an anime or something" is one of the most common things we get asked, and like any question repeated over and over, it gets irksome. Especially when the slightest bit of research shows that it's a video game series.

A difficult one at that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 05, 2014, 02:38:00 pm
Which raises a question: how exactly does one define "anime"?  Most of the definitions I've heard seem inadequate on closer inspection.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 05, 2014, 02:42:54 pm
Anime: Animated TV from Japan. Usually, but not always, adapted from manga, which is basically just a fancy way of saying "Japanese comic books".

Personally, I don't care too much about the distinction, since I hardly ever watch or read anything anymore, but that's what I would usually go with.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 06, 2014, 02:26:34 am
Anime: Animated TV from Japan. Usually, but not always, adapted from manga, which is basically just a fancy way of saying "Japanese comic books".

You are lucky that we don't have anime fanatics here because they would rage at your broad definition. (Apparently a series drawn in "anime style" and animated in Japan is still disqualified from being an anime if it is aimed at western audience. Like Moomin or Cowboy Bepop. The implication is that anyone calling shows like that "anime" is to be called "Baka gaijin.")
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 06, 2014, 02:28:52 am
You are lucky that we don't have anime fanatics here because they would rage at your broad definition. (Apparently a series drawn in "anime style" and animated in Japan is still disqualified from being an anime if it is aimed at western audience. Like Moomin or Cowboy Bepop. The implication is that anyone calling shows like that "anime" is to be called "Baka gaijin.")

Some people are dumb. Anyone who uses the phrase "baka" seriously, other than Japanese natives, is a dumb person.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Alehksunos on December 06, 2014, 09:49:38 pm
Anyone who uses the term "radfem" over a person going bonkers over a sexualized video game character or anything like that can fuck off.

I can also tell you the said person I used to follow until that day posted something on the issue of "cisphobia" like it's an issue, even though stereotypes of cisgendered people are not danger, never were and never will be. Anyone who thinks "cisphobia" is a relevant issue can also fuck off.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 06, 2014, 10:09:58 pm
Anyone who uses the term "radfem" over a person going bonkers over a sexualized video game character or anything like that can fuck off.

I can also tell you the said person I used to follow until that day posted something on the issue of "cisphobia" like it's an issue, even though stereotypes of cisgendered people are not danger, never were and never will be. Anyone who thinks "cisphobia" is a relevant issue can also fuck off.

I agree, nobody should be called a radfem for finding something too sexual.  The problem, however, is that some people cry "misogyny" simply because somebody likes something they think has sexists subtext.

Also, cisphoba may not be as big of an issue as transphobia, but that doesn't make it okay.  Cis people have feelings too, remember that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 07, 2014, 05:16:47 am
Also, cisphoba may not be as big of an issue as transphobia exist, but that doesn't make it okay.  Cis people have feelings too, remember that.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/182/b/a/tears_by_sirpaahdin-d6bj1l3.png)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 07, 2014, 05:27:28 am
So, do you think that cisphobia is ok or are you just trolling?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 07, 2014, 07:47:38 am
So, do you think that cisphobia is ok or are you just trolling?
I don't have an opinion on whether cisphobia is okay or not because cisphobia isn't real. Cis tears =\= cisphobia.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 07, 2014, 11:05:32 am
So, do you think that cisphobia is ok or are you just trolling?
I don't have an opinion on whether cisphobia is okay or not because cisphobia isn't real. Cis tears =\= cisphobia.

Is that sarcasm or are you serious? I mean, I would like to assume that to be sarcasm, but these days I just can't tell unless people use smileys or reaction images.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Alehksunos on December 07, 2014, 11:43:32 am
Dude, you should know by now that anyone who cries "cisphobia" has the thinnest skin of anyone of a gender.

By the way, I sort of am Cisgendered. I just don't like being masculine or carrying masculine figures, like facial or bodily hair.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 07, 2014, 11:54:13 am
Dude, you should know by now that anyone who cries "cisphobia" has the thinnest skin of anyone of a gender.

By the way, I sort of am Cisgendered. I just don't like being masculine or carrying masculine figures, like facial or bodily hair.

"Effeminate" does not equal "non-cis".

And just for the record, some people might have emotional problems.  Or they might be ignorant.  Or any number of other legitimate reasons to cry foul at cisphobia.

So, do you think that cisphobia is ok or are you just trolling?
I don't have an opinion on whether cisphobia is okay or not because cisphobia isn't real. Cis tears =\= cisphobia.

I have evidence that indicates otherwise.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 07, 2014, 04:12:35 pm
*puts muzzle in claws*

Ironbite-oh do keep the concern trolling UP.  It amuses me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 07, 2014, 04:31:01 pm
Is that sarcasm or are you serious? I mean, I would like to assume that to be sarcasm, but these days I just can't tell unless people use smileys or reaction images.
I'm dead serious. Why the fuck would cisphobia exist?

I have evidence that indicates otherwise.
Well then, let's see it!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on December 07, 2014, 05:00:29 pm
I don't have an opinion on whether cisphobia is okay or not because cisphobia isn't real. Cis tears =\= cisphobia.

Let us hearken back to the time when someone in F&B said "I hate most cishets" unironically.

She had...other problems, but I do consider that an example of cisphobia.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 07, 2014, 05:12:17 pm
Is that sarcasm or are you serious? I mean, I would like to assume that to be sarcasm, but these days I just can't tell unless people use smileys or reaction images.
I'm dead serious. Why the fuck would cisphobia exist?

I have evidence that indicates otherwise.
Well then, let's see it!

Very well, then.

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the only reason “cishet” has a negative connotation is because cishets are fucking disgusting

"The only reason 'tranny' has a negative connotation is because trannies are fucking disgusting."

If one of these statements offends you, but the other doesn't, then you're a bigot, plain and simple.

ETA

And here are some more:

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petition to send cis ppl to the moon with no life support

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no one needs cis ppl in their lives

no one

you’re useless

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cis people: its so scary to be in tumbler as a CIS person!

me: *points to log out button*

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The end goal is a world without cishets.

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if all cis ppl fell off the end of the world I doubt anyone would even care

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"im trans & i think cisphobia is wrong!" more like "i have internalised transphobia & im scared that if i stop catering to cis people theyll stop supporting me & i value cis feelings more than my rights & the rights of other trans people"

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being cis isn’t right

stop being cis

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i hope all cis people die sorry not sorrry

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trans people are superior to cis people in every way

this is a fact

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Cis people are entirely wrong about gender.

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there is literally thousands of things wrong with being cis

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cis ppl & their truscum accomplices

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/c45ffe39eff5f17d470365c90faa18a5/tumblr_inline_n76codAp1L1s7u37p.jpg)

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when will natural selection take care of cis ppl

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Here’s a joke:

cishets

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cishets smell

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Say what you want about me, but at least I’m cuter than all truscums and cishets.

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cis people are not allowed to reblog this post

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something really gross:
cis people as a whole are more okay with literal neo nazis than they are trans kids with uncommon pronouns
let me repeat
cis people are literally more okay with people who support the genocide of poc and Hitler than they are with trans minors who use nounself pronouns.
if you dont see that that is fucked up please stand up, go out side, and slam your face into the nearest tree like object.

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dear cis people: you are not allowed to call yourself a trans ally if you push truscum ideals

thank
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 07, 2014, 05:14:08 pm
Now would be a good time to either drop this line of Random Thought or take it to Flame and Burn.

Ironbite-not a mod decision but a suggestion.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 07, 2014, 05:32:02 pm
I'll start the thread this time.

Edit: or not.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Alehksunos on December 07, 2014, 07:13:51 pm
Oh god, what have I done?

Please move this clusterfuck to Flame & Burn.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 14, 2014, 11:47:47 pm
I want to get a German Shepherd and name him Lord. Then, when people ask me his name, I can say, "The Lord is my Shepherd."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 15, 2014, 02:25:02 pm
I want to get a German Shepherd and name him Lord. Then, when people ask me his name, I can say, "The Lord is my Shepherd."

And now so do I.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 16, 2014, 10:11:34 am
I want to get a German Shepherd and name him Lord. Then, when people ask me his name, I can say, "The Lord is my Shepherd."
Alternatively, name your character in Mass Effect "German"... I'm so disappointed in myself for not thinking of that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 16, 2014, 10:43:37 am
I want to get a German Shepherd and name him Lord. Then, when people ask me his name, I can say, "The Lord is my Shepherd."
Alternatively, name your character in Mass Effect "German"... I'm so disappointed in myself for not thinking of that.

That would work a lot better if I played Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on December 16, 2014, 12:31:05 pm
Is that sarcasm or are you serious? I mean, I would like to assume that to be sarcasm, but these days I just can't tell unless people use smileys or reaction images.
I'm dead serious. Why the fuck would cisphobia exist?

I have evidence that indicates otherwise.
Well then, let's see it!

Very well, then.
(click to show/hide)
Ya know, creating a "burner" account so you can go concern trolling preaching kumbayah and rotten cherry picking on Tumblr just isn't a healthy activity for you. If you persist in it, however, maybe grow thicker skin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 16, 2014, 12:54:21 pm
Preach, sister. (Although maybe preach in the "Cisphobia" thread, this one's theoretically for something else.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 16, 2014, 08:33:45 pm
How many laser sights are considered "excessive" on a gun?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 16, 2014, 08:38:00 pm
17.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 16, 2014, 09:11:35 pm
How many laser sights are considered "excessive" on a gun?
Not being grenade launchers many.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 16, 2014, 09:48:20 pm
How many laser sights are considered "excessive" on a gun?

Why does that feel like a trick question?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 16, 2014, 09:54:58 pm
I love how in the new Pokemon Remakes, we've basically entered another world where Mega Evolution has become a thing.

Ironbite-it's great.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: solar. on December 17, 2014, 05:52:48 pm
I wish Ogrish Forums didn't require you to log in to see the posts. There's plenty of material for FSTDT there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 18, 2014, 03:10:08 pm
I just realized manatees always look like they're smiling.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: MadCatTLX on December 18, 2014, 03:27:20 pm
How many laser sights are considered "excessive" on a gun?

Four, because three arranged on the bottom and both side rails would be like the triangle of laser sights the Predators use.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 18, 2014, 03:50:59 pm
I wish Ogrish Forums didn't require you to log in to see the posts. There's plenty of material for FSTDT there.
What is that place?

At first some cinemas announced that they will show Team America instead of the movie that angered the North Koreans but now they are backing out of that as well...
Comment on Facebook:
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Well, at least you can't blame Americans for negotiating with terrorists. I mean, it's not negotiating if you do what you're told and then roll over and play dead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 18, 2014, 04:35:30 pm
They're also not terrorists, they're despots.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: solar. on December 18, 2014, 05:04:25 pm
I wish Ogrish Forums didn't require you to log in to see the posts. There's plenty of material for FSTDT there.
What is that place?
Gore forum. I'm sure as hell not looking at the gore section proper, but the general discussion section is filled with bigots who think it's okay because they "hate everybody equally."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 18, 2014, 05:25:33 pm
I wish Ogrish Forums didn't require you to log in to see the posts. There's plenty of material for FSTDT there.
What is that place?
Gore forum. I'm sure as hell not looking at the gore section proper, but the general discussion section is filled with bigots who think it's okay because they "hate everybody equally."

If they "hate everybody equally", I don't think "bigot" is the right word.  "Misanthrope" might be better.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on December 18, 2014, 06:45:03 pm
I'm thinking of getting into home brewing (mostly things like Mead and Sake, not sure what else.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 18, 2014, 07:50:20 pm
I'm thinking of getting into home brewing (mostly things like Mead and Sake, not sure what else.)

I've been wanting to try homebrewing mead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on December 18, 2014, 08:33:08 pm
I wish Ogrish Forums didn't require you to log in to see the posts. There's plenty of material for FSTDT there.
What is that place?
Gore forum. I'm sure as hell not looking at the gore section proper, but the general discussion section is filled with bigots who think it's okay because they "hate everybody equally."

If they "hate everybody equally", I don't think "bigot" is the right word.  "Misanthrope" might be better.

People who hate everyone are misanthropes. People who claim to hate everyone are usually just pretentious assholes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 18, 2014, 08:40:33 pm
Is it just me or have anti-drunk driving PSAs become hilarious in how hard they try to induce paranoia in the audience? "Wallcop", anybody?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on December 18, 2014, 08:51:44 pm
Last night I had a dream that QueenOfHearts posted in either 'Things People Say' or 'Worst of Social Justice' (forgot which).  And this makes me realize that I had a dream where I was browsing an internet forum.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: MadCatTLX on December 18, 2014, 09:12:50 pm
I'm thinking of getting into home brewing (mostly things like Mead and Sake, not sure what else.)

I've been wanting to try homebrewing mead.

I happen to want to take up beekeeping, After watching tons of videos on YouTube about it, it seems to be a fair bit easier than people would think. I also don't have the aversion to bees most people seem to have. So for a little bit of work occasionally, I could get shit loads of free honey and wax, both of which are expensive as hell if you go and buy either at a store. I have no desire for mead myself, but I've seen videos of many beekeepers making it, and they make multiple five gallon buckets worth of the stuff.

On a semi-related note, anyone know how much seed a given area of flax plant produces? Say, about an acre? Also, how much flax/linseed oil does a given amount of flax seed produce? Anyone who doesn't know, a mixture of linseed oil and melted bees wax is a traditional method of sealing wood as well as water-proofing cloth. Since I live on a sizable amount of land, have a tractor, and linseed is a flowering plant (Bee food), I was considering growing it for the oil. The question I have though is if an acre (The amount of free land I could probably get my parents to be okay with me using) would produce a worthwhile amount of oil by the time I'm done.

Is it just me or have anti-drunk driving PSAs become hilarious in how hard they try to induce paranoia in the audience? "Wallcop", anybody?

I remember one time seeing an ad on a youtube video that seemed to be from a pro-drunk-driving organization. Seriously. They were like, "well, I'm only a little buzzed. Why shouldn't I be allowed to drive?" Not sure what constitutes "a little buzzed" but it sounds idiotic. Granted, they were right that organizations pushing for all vehicles to have a mandatory breathalyzer is fucking ridiculous. As someone who doesn't drink, I don't want to have to give the steering wheel a blowjob every time I start the car.

Last night I had a dream that QueenOfHearts posted in either 'Things People Say' or 'Worst of Social Justice' (forgot which).  And this makes me realize that I had a dream where I was browsing an internet forum.

I've had those too... I think I've also had dreams involving various forum member in person, albeit personified by whatever their avatar is or has been.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 18, 2014, 09:17:42 pm

Last night I had a dream that QueenOfHearts posted in either 'Things People Say' or 'Worst of Social Justice' (forgot which).  And this makes me realize that I had a dream where I was browsing an internet forum.

I've had those too... I think I've also had dreams involving various forum member in person, albeit personified by whatever their avatar is or has been.

Ones involving me must be odd, to say the least.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 18, 2014, 09:34:37 pm
I once had a dream where I was at work and someone came in and insisted on trying to order a pizza, swearing up and down that we had it. I eventually realized it was a dream, which shattered my suspension of disbelief and woke me up. It's like my brain said, "This situation is so stupid, it can't possibly be real!"

Unfortunately, doesn't work nearly as well in everyday life.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 18, 2014, 09:42:15 pm
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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 18, 2014, 09:44:47 pm
I think we have a thread for this:

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 18, 2014, 11:03:35 pm
I'm thinking of getting into home brewing (mostly things like Mead and Sake, not sure what else.)

Oh, the possibilities are endless. There's hooch, shine, rotgut, white lightning, the list goes on and on.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 19, 2014, 12:49:38 am
1. Princess Bubblegum is a bitch
2. The Amazing World of Gumbal has the best animation of any cartoon out now.
3. I'm a fuckng loser.
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Post by: ironbite on December 19, 2014, 04:45:23 pm
1. Princess Bubblegum is a bitch

Yeah gonna have to ask you to step into a maw of unending pain and misery for that statement.

Ironbite-it's only gonna take you a million years to get digested but hey you get to live for a million years.  Though live is subjective.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 19, 2014, 06:33:21 pm
1. Princess Bubblegum is a bitch

Yeah gonna have to ask you to step into a maw of unending pain and misery for that statement.

Ironbite-it's only gonna take you a million years to get digested but hey you get to live for a million years.  Though live is subjective.
She had the lava core of the fire kingdom shut down, this caused at least on onscreen death and leaving a Fire kingdom thingy scarred for life. And it's entirely possible many more also perished.


Ha, everyone knows it's only a day or so of unbending misery!
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Post by: Old Viking on December 21, 2014, 04:55:46 pm
I sometimes wonder whether Maria Ouspenskaya ever had a fan club. 
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 22, 2014, 07:50:13 pm
I can't be the only one who thinks the folklore of Santa is well-suited to a sword and sorcery setting.
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Post by: Beezlebub on December 23, 2014, 02:52:53 am
Happy Festivus
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 23, 2014, 10:57:13 am
I can't be the only one who thinks the folklore of Santa is well-suited to a sword and sorcery setting.

I've heard rumors that Santa's getting a gritty reboot in the next few years in the form of a movie entitled "Winter Knight."
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Post by: Svata on December 23, 2014, 11:00:34 am
Nah, he's just a friend (kinda) of the winter knight. Geez, how do you misread the dresden files that badly? :p
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 23, 2014, 01:10:45 pm
Nah, he's just a friend (kinda) of the winter knight. Geez, how do you misread the dresden files that badly? :p

I didn't. I just didn't want to spoil it for everyone else, you book spoiler. ;)
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 23, 2014, 01:23:30 pm
I can't be the only one who thinks the folklore of Santa is well-suited to a sword and sorcery setting.

I've heard rumors that Santa's getting a gritty reboot in the next few years in the form of a movie entitled "Winter Knight."

Let's hope it's better than this:

(http://anythinghorror.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/santas_slay.jpg)
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Post by: Svata on December 23, 2014, 01:39:18 pm
Nah, he's just a friend (kinda) of the winter knight. Geez, how do you misread the dresden files that badly? :p

I didn't. I just didn't want to spoil it for everyone else, you book spoiler. ;)


Eh, we're a ways after figuring that out. That was what, two, three books ago?
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 23, 2014, 02:12:42 pm


Let's hope it's better than this:

(http://anythinghorror.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/santas_slay.jpg)

Take that back, Santa's Slay was a classic of outsider art.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 24, 2014, 12:51:48 am
Poeple who die of cancer are selfish.
They should have just sucked it up and killed their own cancer.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on December 24, 2014, 01:01:56 am
Poeple who die of cancer are selfish.
They should have just sucked it up and killed their own cancer.
Yeah, ya hear that, Sandman? Ya self-centered git.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 24, 2014, 01:23:33 am
Poeple who die of cancer are selfish.
They should have just sucked it up and killed their own cancer.
Yeah, ya hear that, Sandman? Ya self-centered git.
I was sarcastically mocking poeple who say poeple who commit suicide are selfish.
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Post by: Sleepy on December 24, 2014, 09:12:45 am
Poeple who die of cancer are selfish.
They should have just sucked it up and killed their own cancer.

(Not directed at you, just a general statement)

This reminds me of people who were criticizing the girl who had terminal brain cancer for choosing to peacefully end her life. "She should've fought harder." Gee, because it's just that easy to make that pesky cancer go away. If you die of cancer, it's totally your own fault for not fighting hard enough. Guess the millions of people who have died from it just said, "Meh, fuck it" one day.
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Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 24, 2014, 10:04:23 pm
A Wonderful Life is a maltheist parable.
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Post by: Svata on December 25, 2014, 01:13:20 am
A Wonderful Life is a maltheist parable.


How so?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 25, 2014, 12:09:46 pm
A Wonderful Life is a maltheist parable.


How so?
Heaven shows that it gives little to no shits about George's life, and arguably waits until the last moment to intervene. And when they do intervene, they send a sub-par angel who has all the intelligence of a jackrabbit huffing paint. Hell, one of the larger Angels in the intro even notes that George is scheduled to commit suicide at 10:45 as if this was all some sort of cosmic plan to drive Bailey to want to off himself.

The pharmacist nearly poisoning that sick child because his son died of a horrifying epidemic? All part of  the plan.

Harry nearly drowning? All part of the plan.

Doing whatever to Potter to make him so goddamn evil and a poor student of the human creature? All part of the plan.

Mary giving away her honeymoon money? All part of the plan.

Because of the capriciousness of the powers that be, George is doomed to obscurity for the sake of others because God says so. And if he was never born, they decide to dick everybody over anyway for shits and giggles in a even worse way.

Because Bailey has the gall to want to have self-agency, he is punished by the gods for his folly by sending him to the nearest brink of destruction and sending a terrible messenger to force him into living to correct their mistakes. 
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Post by: Svata on December 25, 2014, 12:37:14 pm
Oh. Holy shit...
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Post by: R. U. Sirius on December 25, 2014, 01:22:46 pm
I thought that was the reasoning, but you explained it much better than I could have.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 25, 2014, 03:14:19 pm
I heard that "Baby it's cold outside." was originally feminist in it's day, it's just that in modern times it's become much more creepy.
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Post by: Zygarde on December 25, 2014, 06:50:38 pm
Had red wine for the first time today....it's crap.
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Post by: Ghoti on December 25, 2014, 11:45:17 pm
I watched the first Harry Potter movie today... I can see why so many HP fans are book snobs.
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Post by: Sigmaleph on December 27, 2014, 03:48:30 pm
I heard that "Baby it's cold outside." was originally feminist in it's day, it's just that in modern times it's become much more creepy.

According to some random person on the internet, the song is not about a man forcing a woman to stay but rather a woman who wants to stay but needs to pretend she doesn't because sexual mores were fucked up back in the day. The line about "Say, what's in this drink?" is not about date-rape drugs but rather a standard line where a woman pretends a non-alcoholic drink has alcohol so she can excuse her actions as the result of being drunk.

Again, all of this according to some random person on the internet. Don't take my word for it.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 29, 2014, 12:15:43 am
Who should be my rival here? I'm thinking Djpar or that guy with the rabbit from sonic comics for his profile.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 29, 2014, 08:34:49 pm
I wonder if Justin Bieber will ever end up on Canada's Worst Driver.
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Post by: ironbite on December 29, 2014, 08:41:48 pm
Kamen Rider Mach is just the right side of insane.
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Post by: Ghoti on December 30, 2014, 06:00:41 pm
Somewhere (and I'm not sure how, or where but somewhere) there is XKCD porn.
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Post by: I am lizard on December 30, 2014, 10:53:13 pm
Would I be wrong to find both political parties to be horrible for most of the same reasons and think voting is essentially choosing what candidate who will fuck over everyone the least?
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Post by: Ironchew on December 30, 2014, 10:59:13 pm
Would I be wrong to find both political parties to be horrible for most of the same reasons and think voting is essentially choosing what candidate who will fuck over everyone the least?

Yes, because you aren't restricted to voting for two parties. You can even run for office. You can help someone else run for office.

You aren't even close to being out of options.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 30, 2014, 11:42:57 pm
Would I be wrong to find both political parties to be horrible for most of the same reasons and think voting is essentially choosing what candidate who will fuck over everyone the least?

Yes, because you aren't restricted to voting for two parties. You can even run for office. You can help someone else run for office.

You aren't even close to being out of options.
I know, but it's more fun to post pointless rants on the internet.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 30, 2014, 11:53:51 pm
In a two-party system, it's often a choice between a giant douche and a turd sandwich.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 31, 2014, 12:49:23 am
Would I be wrong to find both political parties to be horrible for most of the same reasons and think voting is essentially choosing what candidate who will fuck over everyone the least?

Yes, because you aren't restricted to voting for two parties. You can even run for office. You can help someone else run for office.

You aren't even close to being out of options.

Sure, he can vote for other parties. And one of the big two will win and get fucked over. He can help someone win office. Then get fucked over by whoever he helped. Sure, he could run for office himself. All it takes is cartoon sized bags of money. Those bags come from either special interests (who don't really profit from regular guys not getting fucked over) or one of the big two parties.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 31, 2014, 10:07:07 pm
Japan is very good at creating catchy songs.

Or at least when it comes to animu and mangoes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on December 31, 2014, 10:08:32 pm
Watching old Everything is Terrible videos can get pretty surreal.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 01, 2015, 04:18:06 pm
Nothing says I'm a well adjusted individual who's very happy with the place I'm at like answering a question about what would I do if I was put in charge of my former employer like the answer of "fire everybody".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on January 01, 2015, 05:07:39 pm
I wonder if my Animal Crossing villagers think I'm a Time Lord.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on January 01, 2015, 09:56:15 pm
How much Corgi is too much Corgi?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 01, 2015, 11:21:14 pm
Smurf.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 03, 2015, 06:05:10 pm
A liberal muslim homosexual ACLU lawyer professor and abortion doctor was teaching a class on Karl Marx, known atheist

 ”Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Marx and accept that he was the most highly-evolved being the world has ever known, even greater than Jesus Christ!”

 At this moment, a brave, patriotic, pro-life Navy SEAL champion stood up and held up a rock.

 ”How old is this rock, professor?”

 The arrogant professor smirked quite liberally and smugly replied “4.6 billion years, you stupid Christian”

 ”Wrong. It’s been 5,000 years since God created it. If it was 4.6 billion years old and evolution, as you say, is real… then it should be an animal now”

 The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his chalk and copy of Origin of the Species. He stormed out of the room crying those liberal crocodile tears. The same tears liberals cry for the “poor”. There is no doubt that at this point our professor, DeShawn Washington, wished he had pulled himself up by his bootstraps and become more than a sophist liberal professor. He wished so much that he had a gun to shoot himself from embarrassment, but he himself had petitioned against them!

 The students applauded and all registered Republican that day and accepted Jesus as their lord and savior. An eagle named “Small Government” flew into the room and perched atop the American Flag and shed a tear on the chalk. The pledge of allegiance was read several times, and God himself showed up and enacted a flat tax rate across the country.

 The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died of the gay plague AIDS and was tossed into the lake of fire for all eternity.

That students name?
Ronald Reagan
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: solar. on January 03, 2015, 06:11:26 pm
>Navy SEAL

Should I do it?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on January 03, 2015, 07:51:16 pm
>Navy SEAL

Should I do it?
No.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on January 03, 2015, 08:03:30 pm
Seals taste delicious, even better when they're that particular shade of blue.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on January 03, 2015, 08:44:56 pm
>Navy SEAL

Should I do it?

I mean If you want to go for it It's tough, hard and most likely kill you, but if you make it then you get to brag(and not be believed) to people that your a SEAL. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: solar. on January 03, 2015, 10:30:47 pm
Oh what I meant was pasting that copypasta, because that post I replied to mentioned Navy SEALs. But seeing as there's a troll pasting it onto like every comment thread on the main site, I don't know if I should.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on January 04, 2015, 07:32:11 pm
I ♣ baby seals.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 10, 2015, 07:19:15 am
If there were a Latin translation of Harry Potter, would the spells then be in English?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on January 11, 2015, 02:00:24 am
If there were a Latin translation of Harry Potter, would the spells then be in English?

There is one way to find out. (http://www.amazon.com/Harrius-Potter-Philosophi-Lapis-Philosophers/dp/1582348251)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: MadCatTLX on January 11, 2015, 11:50:16 pm
I wish I knew Latin. Mostly so I could write things in Latin using the English-Voynich Alphabet. It would confuse the fuck out of everyone.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 12, 2015, 12:07:11 am
(http://i.imgur.com/QJjq9kd.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/SSSTU8M.gif)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 12, 2015, 11:11:02 pm
Why is it that a woman can lie naked in the street singing the inspector gadget theme song, but when a man does it he's suspended from loony tunes themed strip clubs?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 13, 2015, 01:25:28 am
How can feminism be real if our heads aren't real?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 13, 2015, 02:30:13 am
How can feminism be real if our heads aren't real?

...You're posting while high again, aren't you?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 13, 2015, 03:03:05 am
How can feminism be real if our heads aren't real?

...You're posting while high again, aren't you?
No, simply angered at the how the femistasis are passing all those anti-male hate bills.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 13, 2015, 04:55:43 am
Why is it that a woman can lie naked in the street singing the inspector gadget theme song, but when a man does it he's suspended from loony tunes themed strip clubs?
More importantly, since when is Inspector Gadget a Loony Tune?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on January 13, 2015, 08:26:30 am
Whatever happened to the writer of Marathon?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on January 13, 2015, 05:28:54 pm
(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/421/103/a4e.png)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on January 15, 2015, 07:34:19 pm
Is it weird that my dog knows my cats' names?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 22, 2015, 06:21:48 pm
The novel "The Turner Diaries" is remarkable similar to Atlas Shrugged.
Both of them are about Jesus a white guy who is a Major figure in a stupidly powerful group that fights against the evil joos/parasites. In the individual/pure whites destroy civilization so they can rule it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on January 22, 2015, 06:24:10 pm
Don't forget boring as shit.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on January 22, 2015, 07:06:41 pm
And nonsensical.  There is no fucking way Congress would ban guns entirely, just for starters.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on January 22, 2015, 07:35:37 pm
Yeah, the Turner Diaries is probably one of the most nonsensical books I've read and I've read some nonsensical books. Plus the ending is probably the best way to show a Pyrrhic victory since if my memory serves me well the world is now an irradiated wasteland devoid of anyone but whites and Arabs who the whites plan to kill anyway or as a friend of mine summed it up "The Earth's fucked buy hey no blacks, Jews, Asians or other minorities yay!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on January 23, 2015, 02:29:17 am
I think I had heard The Turner Diaries mentioned before but had not known what kind of book it was until I just googled it.

...I may have missed some context on those previous mentions and now I am wondering where the hell have I heard about that book before. Because I would have remembered if it had been said that it was a white-power fantasy about a race war.

Based on what wikipedia said it even sounds implausible with a teeny tiny group of "Aryans" killing most of the world somehow. But I suppose the "heroes" being perfect and everyone else being so weak and stupid is part of the fantasy...

EDIT: Wake up sheeple! The tinfoil hats are a TRAP!

http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/2005/tinfoil_hats/

...Unless of course that is what they want us to think.

AAAAAAAAAAA! Do I need the tinfoil hat or no?! HAS MY ENTIRE LIFE BEEN A LIE!?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 05, 2015, 01:34:07 am
We should stop trying to cure Malaria, instead we should be working on curing all disease.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 05, 2015, 02:47:49 am
We should stop trying to cure Malaria, instead we should be working on curing all disease.
Pan Immunity Virion Project activated. (Project FEV is still waiting for approval.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 05, 2015, 10:23:16 am
We should stop trying to cure Malaria, instead we should be working on curing all disease.
Pan Immunity Virion Project activated. (Project FEV is still waiting for approval.)
What I just said was a metaphor.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on February 05, 2015, 06:44:11 pm
PEP (Pulsed Energy Projectile) technology is really interesting, in that it can be both lethal or non-lethal. That's really rare for a semi-practical energy weapon, as you either get straight lethal or non-lethal.


Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on February 12, 2015, 04:34:15 pm
So how is taking a bath in two bathtubs out in the open while watching the sunset supposed to be about sexy times?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on February 12, 2015, 05:04:05 pm
Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to start a thread on how gamers are viewed by cable media without GamerGate being dragged into it. Then I decide that might not be possible and cancel the idea.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 12, 2015, 07:44:28 pm
Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to start a thread on how gamers are viewed by cable media without GamerGate being dragged into it. Then I decide that might not be possible and cancel the idea.
What if instead we talk about how Brianna Wu is an SJeW?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on February 12, 2015, 07:51:24 pm
Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to start a thread on how gamers are viewed by cable media without GamerGate being dragged into it. Then I decide that might not be possible and cancel the idea.
What if instead we talk about how Brianna Wu is an SJeW?

Or how Jace Connors is the greatest "Marine" to have ever lived?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 12, 2015, 07:52:45 pm
Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to start a thread on how gamers are viewed by cable media without GamerGate being dragged into it. Then I decide that might not be possible and cancel the idea.
What if instead we talk about how Brianna Wu is an SJeW?

Or how Jace Connors is the greatest "Marine" to have ever lived?
Or about hats?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on February 12, 2015, 07:53:23 pm
Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to start a thread on how gamers are viewed by cable media without GamerGate being dragged into it. Then I decide that might not be possible and cancel the idea.
What if instead we talk about how Brianna Wu is an SJeW?

Or how Jace Connors is the greatest "Marine" to have ever lived?
Or about hats?
Yeah, let's talk about hats. Hats are awesome.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on February 12, 2015, 09:23:47 pm
I have several hats including a Ghastly Gibious and Pyrovision goggles.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on February 12, 2015, 09:41:41 pm
Golden trucker hat, man. Perfect for perpetuating the stereotypes of Texans.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on February 21, 2015, 06:18:24 pm
Just found out I'm going to be an aunt.  I'm . . . not sure how I feel about this.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on February 21, 2015, 11:52:10 pm
Embrace it like I have, enjoy knowing you can be the fun aunt and bug you siblings with their own children.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: MadCatTLX on February 22, 2015, 12:15:03 am
Ok, strange question time.

So I've been playing the shit out of Farming Simulator 15, and I've noticed something. Almost all the tractors in the game have three-point hitches no the front of them. I don't think I've ever seen a tractor with a front mounted three-point in real life, which is saying something considering I live way out in the country in Oklahoma. Is this more common on tractors in Europe, where the game developers are?

Strange side effect of playing tons of Farm Sim; I think I've gotten better at backing up a vehicle with a trailer.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 22, 2015, 01:59:40 am
"Three point hitch."

I had to look that up, because I wasn't familiar with the English term, but in European tractors those are only on the back as well. At least the ones I've seen and used in Finland are like that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on February 25, 2015, 11:56:54 pm
(http://fictionboy.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/8/1/22812756/5085958_orig.jpg)

Shark-Girl is literally the best idea Marvel's had in years.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on March 11, 2015, 06:23:37 pm
Quote
“Requiring dysphoria is harmful. It’s damaging. Requiring dysphoria implies that for someone to truly be the gender they are, they need to want the societal stereotypical parts of the gender they are. We cannot be happy with our bodies. Requiring dysphoria, especially genital dysphoria, implies women cannot happily have penises. Men cannot happily have vaginas. Non-binary people cannot happily exist ever, due to how society dictates and enforces the binary. This idea that dysphoria is necessary to exist as a trans person reinforces the outdated notion that the only ‘true’ trans people are those who wish to have genitals that stereotypically conform to the societal notion of what being a man/woman is. It removes non-binary people from existence, yet again, through this notion.”

Looking at this, I think what happened with the tumblr sj community is that, over time, they co-opted the term "trans" as a catch-all term meaning "anything not cis or binary".  To me, it seems like the attitude became "well, if they're not traditionally cis, then they have to be trans!  There's absolutely no other option!"  That's why we're seeing the push for "you don't need dysphoria to be trans."  Because to them, saying someone isn't trans is exactly the same as saying that they're cis male/female.  Non-binary people are automatically considered trans no matter what.  It's kind of funny that, for all the labels the tumblr community has made to describe even the most mundane things, people are either cis or trans, nothing else.  The other problem might be, as I've heard a couple of people suggest, that this community doesn't actually understand what dysphoria is, whether because they, as they claim, don't have it, or they can't properly identify it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on March 15, 2015, 10:57:41 pm
I've come to the conclusion that it's a little disturbing that I remember the lyrics to 'Napalm Sticks to Little kids' but not the song it was based off.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on March 19, 2015, 06:23:33 pm
First it was jazz.  Then it was rock.  After that, it was metal.  Subsequently, it was rap.

I wonder what genre of music the moral guardians will go after next?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on March 19, 2015, 06:34:17 pm
I think they're starting to focus on EDM now.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on March 19, 2015, 07:08:35 pm
They just don't know that time is eternal
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 09, 2015, 11:43:40 am
The episode Jail Break episode of Stevens Univers isn't as good s it's made out to be.

It's good, but it feels to short, Garnets fight isn't that cool as it didn't have enough buildup and didn't really end up defeating Jasper, and there's a massive plot hole with Lapis deciding to fuse with Jasper to trap Jasper instead of just letting the Crystal gems fuck Jasper up.


Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 09, 2015, 11:53:19 am
The episode Jail Break episode of Stevens Univers isn't as good s it's made out to be.

It's good, but it feels to short, Garnets fight isn't that cool as it didn't have enough buildup and didn't really end up defeating Jasper, and there's a massive plot hole with Lapis deciding to fuse with Jasper to trap Jasper instead of just letting the Crystal gems fuck Jasper up.




It's not as massive as you think.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on April 09, 2015, 04:22:26 pm
I saw a movie poster for something where the lead actors were Hayden Christiansen and Nicolas Cage. Part of me wants to see it just to find out what rock-bottom acting looks like.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 09, 2015, 08:02:35 pm
The episode Jail Break episode of Stevens Univers isn't as good s it's made out to be.

It's good, but it feels to short, Garnets fight isn't that cool as it didn't have enough buildup and didn't really end up defeating Jasper, and there's a massive plot hole with Lapis deciding to fuse with Jasper to trap Jasper instead of just letting the Crystal gems fuck Jasper up.




It's not as massive as you think.
It completly destroys the entire series, Cartoon Network is ruined 5ever.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 09, 2015, 09:41:37 pm
Yeah think I'm going to ignore your opinion on one of my favorite shows

Ironbite-until you explain the bullshit that you're spouting in such a way I don't powerbomb you into a turnbuckle.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 09, 2015, 10:06:50 pm
Yeah think I'm going to ignore your opinion on one of my favorite shows

Ironbite-until you explain the bullshit that you're spouting in such a way I don't powerbomb you into a turnbuckle.
I was being sarcastic there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 10, 2015, 05:07:48 pm
....*powerbombs I am Lizard into a turnbuckle, then hits the Curb Stomp*
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 10, 2015, 05:42:07 pm
....*powerbombs I am Lizard into a turnbuckle, then hits the Curb Stomp*
You aren't the smartest knufe in the spoon.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 10, 2015, 06:13:39 pm
And you're face down on the ground wondering how you got there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 10, 2015, 07:28:35 pm
Are you just good content posting or are you serious?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 10, 2015, 10:12:51 pm
*hangs out naked with his WWE title*

Ironbite-you tell me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 13, 2015, 09:08:30 pm
Dril's person is essentially a tongue in cheek lolcow.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Second Coming of Madman on May 24, 2015, 09:55:13 pm
To be honest, I have no idea what any of the tracks in Beyond the Red Mirror mean beyond a unified set of themes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on June 14, 2015, 12:25:02 am
You know, I'd like to take all the toxfems and redpillers and strand them on an island somewhere.  Either they realize how horrible they are, they try to kill each other, or they start hatefucking.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on June 20, 2015, 02:35:54 am
Or all of those things happen.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 20, 2015, 02:36:43 am
So one big, homicidal orgy of self-loathing. Sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on June 24, 2015, 12:08:47 am
So here's my random thought. We all pretty much accept that tales of dragons came from dinosaur fossils. I think we can all get behind the giant squid inspiring legends of the kraken. And so on. But then you have the little people. Whether you're Irish and call them Leprechauns or German and call them Dwarfs or Iroquois and call them Little People. Many other cultures have them. I wonder what started those legends from so similar yet so far away. Google has been no help, Wiki even less so. These are the types of thoughts that kept me out of college. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 24, 2015, 12:29:55 am
Well, there are "little people." The African pygmies quite clearly exist (Although they are facing discrimination and have been victims of genocide, sometimes because people believe that eating their flesh gives you magical powers and sometimes just because the other locals don't like them.) and then there is of course Homo Floresiensis which are believed to have been alive as little as 12000 years ago.

...But those two groups seem unlikely to have been the cause of the stories in places far as Europe and America. Personally I think that the cause for the stories of little people being so popular is either due to dwarfism or simply the fact that "they look like us but smaller" (or bigger in case of the giants) seems like an easy thing to invent if you are thinking of magical creatures.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on June 24, 2015, 09:01:52 am
I was kind of thinking homo floresiensis. How they and homo sapien may have lived side by side. And how stories could easily filter down the generations.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on June 27, 2015, 12:30:37 am
The part of the military with the highest death toll in ww2 were the merchant marines:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Merchant_Marine
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on August 23, 2015, 09:46:57 am
You know, I have to wonder: why hasn't Donald Trump made a vanity film yet?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on August 23, 2015, 10:00:01 am
You know, I have to wonder: why hasn't Donald Trump made a vanity film yet?

He had his show for a while.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on August 23, 2015, 11:20:19 am
You know, I have to wonder: why hasn't Donald Trump made a vanity film yet?

He had his show for a while.

Yeah, but you'd think he'd want to make his own equivalent of United Passions, considering how overinflated his ego is.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 23, 2015, 10:11:10 pm
You know, I have to wonder: why hasn't Donald Trump made a vanity film yet?

He had his show for a while.

Yeah, but you'd think he'd want to make his own equivalent of United Passions, considering how overinflated his ego is.

He already had a TV show in which people compete for his approval. It wasn't acted, either. The contestants were real people who were completely sincere. If you ask me, that's far more self-congratulatory than any movie could ever be.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on August 24, 2015, 11:19:27 pm
Was it, though, Art. Quite a few of then said they were entrepreneurs. All claimed to be successful. Now, believe me I know why one wood not want to own one's own business, it's a huge headache. But for the right sorry of person, the feeling is unmatched. Now, why would a successful young business man or woman want to go of working for someone else? Not acting? Maybe. Maybe in the same way every season of Survivor had at least 3 bartenders.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 25, 2015, 12:41:16 am
Was it, though, Art. Quite a few of then said they were entrepreneurs. All claimed to be successful. Now, believe me I know why one wood not want to own one's own business, it's a huge headache. But for the right sorry of person, the feeling is unmatched. Now, why would a successful young business man or woman want to go of working for someone else? Not acting? Maybe. Maybe in the same way every season of Survivor had at least 3 bartenders.
It's reality TV. They have to pick just 12 or so contestants out of potentially thousands of applicants. If you really wanted 3 bartenders or 10 entrepreneurs or whatever else, it would be the easiest thing in the world. Not to mention, you don't have to pay them a cent, unlike actors (that's one of the reasons reality TV is so popular in the first place, it's so goddamn cheap to produce).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on September 16, 2015, 02:54:35 am
Worst King names: William the conquered, Alexander the Mediocre,  Henry the eighth... in line, Louis the Headless. Dunno where those came from.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on September 16, 2015, 04:45:59 am
Faded af is faded af backwards.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on September 16, 2015, 12:58:47 pm
We have a cookie jar here that somebody messed up on. It's a bear who looks cute enough I guess. But somebody printed the word WOW on his tummy upside down.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on September 20, 2015, 04:53:12 am
Worst King names: William the conquered, Alexander the Mediocre,  Henry the eighth... in line, Louis the Headless. Dunno where those came from.
I forgot the very worst king name: Joffrey the Shithead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on September 20, 2015, 07:30:54 pm
I don't really understand why in some erotic comics, they put just a little line over the genitals as if they're trying to censor them. It doesn't even censor. It makes no sense.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on September 20, 2015, 08:03:09 pm
I don't really understand why in some erotic comics, they put just a little line over the genitals as if they're trying to censor them. It doesn't even censor. It makes no sense.

Are you talking about manga?  Because I think they do that so they can claim to be following the law.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on September 20, 2015, 09:01:42 pm
From what I remember reading one time, they do that because Japanese law is weird about porn and they're doing the absolute minimum censorship legally possible. Honestly, if it's a choice between a tiny, translucent black line and having the whole thing pixellated, I'd rather go for the line.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on September 20, 2015, 09:04:48 pm
Stickin' it to the man.

Get it? Sticking?

...I'll just see myself out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on September 20, 2015, 09:11:28 pm
From what I remember reading one time, they do that because Japanese law is weird about porn and they're doing the absolute minimum censorship legally possible. Honestly, if it's a choice between a tiny, translucent black line and having the whole thing pixellated, I'd rather go for the line.

It's not Japanese law but American prudishness that caused this.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 12:23:08 am
On the topic of porn comics: why do porn comics try adding "serious" storylines and shit.

Yeah, just what I want in "gay furry diaper vore hentai", some dumbass storyline about relationships.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on September 21, 2015, 12:26:25 am
On the topic of porn comics: why do porn comics try adding "serious" storylines and shit.

Yeah, just what I want in "gay furry diaper vore hentai", some dumbass storyline about relationships.

Sometimes, they want to elevate pornography as an art form.  Other times, they're just pretentious.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 21, 2015, 01:45:26 am
Or more often than not, some people like their wank material to have a bit of context.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 21, 2015, 02:51:17 am
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 02:53:18 am
Or more often than not, some people like their wank material to have a bit of context.
I was reffering to stuff that tries to be emotional.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 21, 2015, 03:37:10 am
Or more often than not, some people like their wank material to have a bit of context.
I was reffering to stuff that tries to be emotional.

Nothing wrong with that either.

People like different things and something being "just porn" doesn't meant that it can't be (or at least try to be) emotional or romantic.

Honestly, we have people who like gay, furry, diaper porn and if you think that you have a reason to be outraged when it also tries to be emotional you have weird priorities.

Personally I think that as long as no one is getting harmed by it, it is ok. Even if it isn't my thing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on September 21, 2015, 07:36:09 am
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 05:33:04 pm
Or more often than not, some people like their wank material to have a bit of context.
I was reffering to stuff that tries to be emotional.

Nothing wrong with that either.

People like different things and something being "just porn" doesn't meant that it can't be (or at least try to be) emotional or romantic.

Honestly, we have people who like gay, furry, diaper porn and if you think that you have a reason to be outraged when it also tries to be emotional you have weird priorities.

Personally I think that as long as no one is getting harmed by it, it is ok. Even if it isn't my thing.
I wasn't really outraged as much as I was baffled by the decision. (You guys more or less just changed my views on the matter)

The comment came across a lot more angry than it was intended to.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 05:36:26 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 21, 2015, 06:45:53 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.
I wasn't talking about Girl Genius though it is a nice comic as well.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on September 21, 2015, 06:54:35 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.

...there's porn in Girl Genius? I don't remember any of it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 07:09:29 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.

...there's porn in Girl Genius? I don't remember any of it.
It was so twisted and disturbing you blocked it from your memory.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on September 21, 2015, 07:28:55 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.

...there's porn in Girl Genius? I don't remember any of it.
It was so twisted and disturbing you blocked it from your memory.

There is no porn in any strip of Girl Genius.  Maybe people in Victorian style underwear but no outright porn.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on September 21, 2015, 10:30:56 pm
Some of us like plot with our porn. Personally I like an even mix of story and characterization to the actual sex acts.

Then again, I also enjoy reading stories where the sex/porn is just occasional thing and the focus is on other things. Pure porn without any kind of story isn't as enjoyable.

For example, I recently found a webcomic that has drama in steampunk Britain, robots, romance and sex, but it is not just some random people fucking each other.
...I think I know what you're talking about. Which scares me a little bit.
Girl Genius is more a drama that has porn than a porn that has drama.

...there's porn in Girl Genius? I don't remember any of it.
It was so twisted and disturbing you blocked it from your memory.

There is no porn in any strip of Girl Genius.  Maybe people in Victorian style underwear but no outright porn.
I know.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 22, 2015, 12:53:21 am
Phil Foglio has drawn porn, the XXXenophile series was actually pretty good, but apart from few implications and people in underwear there is no adult stuff on the Girl Genius.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on September 22, 2015, 05:28:56 pm
I've been idly thinking about a visual novel project I'd make if

- I could code worth a damn
- I could draw worth a damn
- I had the patience and/or self-confidence to take on a big project like that

It would be like a dating sim, except not really: there would be many important characters who each have a route, but not all of them would end in intimate sexy/romancytimes. The characters would include:

- A huge asshole who's always trying to dominate and be the alpha, you know what I mean. Lashes out at the world because they're physically frail and bitter at having been infantilized and thought of as just weak and cute and innocent all the time.

- Someone with a hero complex who's always going around helping others out of the goodness of their heart, but is oblivious to the fact that a lot of the time, their help isn't even needed or wanted. Has self-worth issues that they smother underneath a facade of "typical anime hero".

- Someone who's descended from a lineage with a really bad reputation, but is still a really nice and gentle person. Actually neurotically and borderline self-destructively nice and gentle precisely because of the hatred their lineage gets, along with their own self-hatred for being part of it.

- The charming flirt who hits on everyone; actually an aromantic asexual who thinks they're broken and overcompensates.

- An air-headed, absent-minded comic relief character who's picked on a lot but doesn't seem to mind. Actually hates being seen as nothing but a joke and craves to connect with someone on a real level (also the airheadedness and absent-mindedness are actual mental issues they're painfully self-aware about)

There would also be magic, and the main character would be an empath. This would be a gameplay mechanic.

Also everyone would be an animal, because SYMBOLISM!!1!

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on September 22, 2015, 10:02:54 pm
If you ever encounter a "mysterious space anomaly" or anything similar, be content to observe and study it from a distance, and possibly with unmanned probes. Do not, under any circumstances, fly your starship into the damn thing. That NEVER causes anything good to happen.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on September 22, 2015, 10:19:33 pm
(click to show/hide)

i needs me some of this. for recreative reasons.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on September 22, 2015, 10:53:41 pm
So I think one of the most insufferable things you can purchase in this goddess forsaken city is this weird amalgamation of drinks called a Hand Grenade. I have this increasing dislike of them cause during February drunken tourist come down here and drink it in the millions and make life horrid.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on September 23, 2015, 03:02:40 am
Ever notice how nobody in Repo: The Genetic Opera seems to have the slightest clue what the word genetic even means? They all know what kind of container zydrate comes in though.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on September 29, 2015, 11:45:53 pm
I read in books set long ago where some wealthy philanthropist would host a dinner party and invite great minds of science, arts and literature, politics, and so on. And these great men and women would sit and discuss ideas. So do these so go on? And if so, how would one go about crashing one?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on September 30, 2015, 02:23:26 am
I read in books set long ago where some wealthy philanthropist would host a dinner party and invite great minds of science, arts and literature, politics, and so on. And these great men and women would sit and discuss ideas. So do these so go on? And if so, how would one go about crashing one?

I think this (https://xkcd.com/451/) would be a good way to crash one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 30, 2015, 04:45:56 am
Crash through the dining room window butt naked, scream at the top of your lungs, then run laps of the room while barking like a dog. You'll fit right in, trust me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on September 30, 2015, 11:02:23 pm
Yeah, in general just do the opposite of what Art tells you to, and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on October 13, 2015, 10:27:29 am
Any British posters we have here: Why the hell do you pronounce lieutenant "leftenant" when there is no combination of letters anywhere in there that lend themselves to the "F" phoneme in the English language?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on October 13, 2015, 11:12:26 am
As a non Brit I will use my admittedly crappy linguistic skills to tell you why. Two words: The French!, basically Britain had a hate boner for France and since Lieutenant is a French word (as far as my research says) they mispronounced to distance themselves from them.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on October 14, 2015, 03:16:08 pm
Can't speak for the British, but in Canadian English it's pronounced leh-tenant. There's no F sound anywhere, just a short E.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on October 15, 2015, 05:17:46 am
Should I mirror my avatar so that it will be looking nervously at my post rather than away from it? It feels like it would work better but I only figured it out after changing my avatar and I'm not sure if I should go through the trouble of changing it again after such a short while.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2015, 11:06:56 am
....yes.  Oh my god yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on October 15, 2015, 03:44:43 pm
I like this new avatar of yours, Askold, but I loved that jaunty little knight with his sword, too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 16, 2015, 06:58:49 pm
If there's no reason to care or love, then there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to be considerate of others, there's no reason not to be.
If there's no reason to aspire, then there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to restrain oneself, there's also no reason not to.
If there's no reason to have hope, there's no reason not to have it.
If there's no reason to believe, there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to try to live life the way you feel is right for you and makes sense for you, there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to do good by one's fellow man, then there's no reason not to.

The world is arbitrary and chaotic and barren of purpose. Order, justice, anything that people think is stable can change or disappear, over and over. People can turn coat, the things we've built can be destroyed in a flash, and even this planet can be annihilated by cosmic events beyond man's control.
People can control so little, stabilize so little.

But I think I'll still try to feel, to enjoy things,  to think and ponder, to figure things out for myself, to share the company of people, to  explore the unknown and take risks, to try and fail and try again, to express myself. I'll still try to live.

Why not? :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on October 16, 2015, 07:32:18 pm
If there's no reason to care or love, then there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to be considerate of others, there's no reason not to be.
If there's no reason to aspire, then there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to restrain oneself, there's also no reason not to.
If there's no reason to have hope, there's no reason not to have it.
If there's no reason to believe, there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to try to live life the way you feel is right for you and makes sense for you, there's no reason not to.
If there's no reason to do good by one's fellow man, then there's no reason not to.

The world is arbitrary and chaotic and barren of purpose. Order, justice, anything that people think is stable can change or disappear, over and over. People can turn coat, the things we've built can be destroyed in a flash, and even this planet can be annihilated by cosmic events beyond man's control.
People can control so little, stabilize so little.

But I think I'll still try to feel, to enjoy things,  to think and ponder, to figure things out for myself, to share the company of people, to  explore the unknown and take risks, to try and fail and try again, to express myself. I'll still try to live.

Why not? :)

your only judge is yourself. live as you can see yourself. the best trial is the mirror test. look at yourself in a mirror. are you ashamed of what you see? are you proud of what you see? can you look at yourself tomorrow based on your actions of today? therein lies the question.

that's the way i live. it's a hard way, but it's worth it. i won't tell you to force yourself to do it, but i'd like you to try it out, for curiosity's sake. you might like what you become...  ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 16, 2015, 07:49:16 pm
Eh, I'll leave you to yours. That sounds a bit too heavy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on October 16, 2015, 08:02:15 pm
my spiritual fathers are ozzy, rob halford, and lemmy. the heavier the better. but the mirror test keeps my psychotic urges in check. if you find a way that fits you, i'd be curious to hear it. truly, your life is your own. :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 16, 2015, 09:23:31 pm
Yeah, no, psychotic doesn't mean "evil and scary and monstrous id". It refers to a disassociation with reality in general. It peeves me when people misuse psychological terms. (and while I'm at it, no, schizophrenia is not the same as split personalities or being bipolar,  it's auditory and visual hallucinations, fuck you very much asinine RPers online who want your character to have split personalities because it's KEWL)

Anyway, I haven't really figured out a strict code or a methodology.And I honestly don't think I need one  Shouldn't overthink things. I'll just keep rolling along.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on October 16, 2015, 09:41:48 pm
Yeah, no, psychotic doesn't mean "evil and scary and monstrous id". It refers to a disassociation with reality in general. It peeves me when people misuse psychological terms. (and while I'm at it, no, schizophrenia is not the same as split personalities or being bipolar,  it's auditory and visual hallucinations, fuck you very much asinine RPers online who want your character to have split personalities because it's KEWL)

Anyway, I haven't really figured out a strict code or a methodology.And I honestly don't think I need one  Shouldn't overthink things. I'll just keep rolling along.

even, i'm clinically paranoid psychotic, so whenever i say things regarding my "curse", i mean it. it's not tumblr speak (as you've seen i don't care for it), it's the blunt truth. thanks to my meds, i can dissociate between both states, but i'm still very much the most dangerous human being (i hope) you will ever come into contact with. just like niam is a psychopath, i'm a psychotic. it's just what you get frequenting a forum where oddballs converge to rail against each other over trivial things.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 16, 2015, 10:10:58 pm
Either I didn't know you have actual psychosis or I forgot. Either way, my bad.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on October 16, 2015, 10:18:51 pm
Either I didn't know you have actual psychosis or I forgot. Either way, my bad.

no worries, really. feels good to be treated as nothing special, especially as mentally ill, or worse "dangerous". anyway, it's not your bad. you couldn't know. but thank you for your (unwarranted) respect.  :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 17, 2015, 05:41:51 pm
Well, there's no reason not to try to respect people.
Just because I've sunken into nihilism, it doesn't mean I can't try to be nice XD

Are there any Russians in the forum, btw? Or people who can read Russian really well? I found this image (http://d.facdn.net/art/karukuji/1443445539/1443445539.karukuji_fzzekllumge.jpg) while browsing around and I can't read the text,  that's so annoying :|
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 23, 2015, 07:40:14 am
Why is Boba Fett so popular?  From what I recall of Star Wars (which, admittedly, might be a bit dodgy) he was pretty much a blank slate character with just a few drops of personality so he had to be played by an actor and not just a cardboard cut-out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on October 23, 2015, 10:37:24 am
Why is Boba Fett so popular?  From what I recall of Star Wars (which, admittedly, might be a bit dodgy) he was pretty much a blank slate character with just a few drops of personality so he had to be played by an actor and not just a cardboard cut-out.
You answered your own question.

Also his armour looked badass.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 23, 2015, 11:14:00 am
Good point.  Forgot that people find Bella Swan to be a compelling, enjoyable character, too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sleepy on October 23, 2015, 11:32:20 am
I dunno if I've ever heard someone compliment her as a character, honestly. I realize that there are some people who enjoy the books, but I assume it's more because of the 'blank slate' aspect and less because she's a captivating person.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on October 23, 2015, 12:18:32 pm
What pisses me off is that Bella COULD have been good, there was material there. Someone with self-esteem issues who wants to be special, comes into contact with the scary side of the supernatural, is terrified but has the strength to stay there ´because of her love for Edward (which is actual love with fights and serious conversations and baring souls and fighting and anger and making up, not just OH EDWARD YOUR ABS ARE SO GORGEOUS YOU'RE PERFECT AND I CAN FIND NO FLAW IN YOU).

Just... Twilight could've been good. And that makes me sad and angry.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on October 23, 2015, 01:00:12 pm
Twilight couldn't have gone any other way it was going to go.  It's Mormon self-insert fan fiction.

Ironbite-and that's all it'll be.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Damen on October 23, 2015, 01:49:12 pm
What pisses me off is that Bella COULD have been good, there was material there. Someone with self-esteem issues who wants to be special, comes into contact with the scary side of the supernatural, is terrified but has the strength to stay there ´because of her love for Edward (which is actual love with fights and serious conversations and baring souls and fighting and anger and making up, not just OH EDWARD YOUR ABS ARE SO GORGEOUS YOU'RE PERFECT AND I CAN FIND NO FLAW IN YOU).

Just... Twilight could've been good. And that makes me sad and angry.

Sparkly vampires.

That is all.

Good point.  Forgot that people find Bella Swan to be a compelling, enjoyable character, too.

What.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on October 23, 2015, 02:18:19 pm
Sparkly vampires.

That is all.
You can complain all you want about the Twilight books but the writer did manage to make emo vampires even more appealing to teen girls.

"He is soooo beautiful and dark and brooding and *SPARKLY!* SQUEEEEE!!!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on October 23, 2015, 02:18:56 pm
Good point.  Forgot that people find Bella Swan to be a compelling, enjoyable character, too.

But she isn't even a character!  She's a cardboard cutout.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on October 23, 2015, 02:33:40 pm
What pisses me off is that Bella COULD have been good, there was material there. Someone with self-esteem issues who wants to be special, comes into contact with the scary side of the supernatural, is terrified but has the strength to stay there ´because of her love for Edward (which is actual love with fights and serious conversations and baring souls and fighting and anger and making up, not just OH EDWARD YOUR ABS ARE SO GORGEOUS YOU'RE PERFECT AND I CAN FIND NO FLAW IN YOU).

Just... Twilight could've been good. And that makes me sad and angry.

...say, have you read Luminosity (http://luminous.elcenia.com/)?

yes I just recommended Twilight fanfiction to someone, deal with it
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on October 23, 2015, 02:47:26 pm
yes I just recommended Twilight fanfiction to someone, deal with it

YOU MONSTER!

I am going to report you to the mods.

...Oh wait.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 23, 2015, 02:59:32 pm
What pisses me off is that Bella COULD have been good, there was material there. Someone with self-esteem issues who wants to be special, comes into contact with the scary side of the supernatural, is terrified but has the strength to stay there ´because of her love for Edward (which is actual love with fights and serious conversations and baring souls and fighting and anger and making up, not just OH EDWARD YOUR ABS ARE SO GORGEOUS YOU'RE PERFECT AND I CAN FIND NO FLAW IN YOU).

Just... Twilight could've been good. And that makes me sad and angry.

Hell, not even that.  Had she not been such a blank slate, Bella Swan would've made an amazing villain.  This ultimately selfish, manipulative, Machiavellian young woman stringing men along for kicks and backing her choice man into a corner from which the only possible escape is to marry her into an unloving, controlling relationship.  If it wouldn't taint my name, I'd be tempted to make a fanfic where Bella is only barely reinterpreted to be the main antagonist of the Twilight series.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: nickiknack on October 23, 2015, 11:28:48 pm
I think I need to go to bed or a drink, came across a Paultard suggesting  unionzation of the workforce rather than minimum wage, who isn't aware how LOLibertations enjoy union busting as a past time
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on October 23, 2015, 11:35:20 pm
I think I need to go to bed or a drink, came across a Paultard suggesting  unionzation of the workforce rather than minimum wage, who isn't aware how LOLibertations enjoy union busting as a past time

Really, a Ron Paul supporter promoting unionization? I don't get how that's even possible.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on October 25, 2015, 11:03:51 am
The best poem I've heard this year:

"The truth is out there"

Somewhere beyond the cosmos.

But I will never see it.

I'm not going out there, because it's cold outside.

[Rough translation from the original Finnish poem. Can't find the original so I had to do it from memory.]
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sleepy on October 28, 2015, 09:58:04 am
Do any Aussies refer to cotton candy as fairy floss?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 28, 2015, 10:47:07 am
Yeah, that's what it's called over here.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 03, 2015, 09:12:13 am
I have a habit of thinking about alternate universes to works of fiction. Like, what would be different if thing X got changed, what are the implications of character A actually being in the circumstances of character B and vice-versa...

Recently, I've been thinking about a gender-reversed Revolutionary Girl Utena. Like, a young man who calls himself a "princess" and presents femininely ends up embroiled in a series of duels for the hand of a Rose Groom... how would the commentaries on gender and the concept of "princess" be different? How would the character motivations be different? It boggles the mind.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 03, 2015, 05:55:22 pm
There's an interesting theory running around tumblr about how fictional characters actually become real when they die in their books.

Ironbite-which means Voldemort is running around here somewhere.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 03, 2015, 06:47:48 pm
So theoretically, I could write a character who's a billionaire and irresistably compelled to give all of his money to me and only me, kill him off and wait for the billions to roll in, right?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 03, 2015, 06:54:43 pm
Yes.  But you'll be old and gray by the time he gets those billions.

Ironbite-cause he'll be a baby.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 03, 2015, 07:14:28 pm
Eh, better than nothing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on November 03, 2015, 07:34:07 pm
There's an interesting theory running around tumblr about how fictional characters actually become real when they die in their books.

Ironbite-which means Voldemort is running around here somewhere.

The true origins of Vladimir Putin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 03, 2015, 08:06:15 pm
There's an interesting theory running around tumblr about how fictional characters actually become real when they die in their books.

Ironbite-which means Voldemort is running around here somewhere.

Let me know if you bump into Aeris.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 03, 2015, 08:07:06 pm
Hell, this gives me an idea.

Tim was rich. Rich beyond most people's wildest dreams. At the age of five years old, he inherited not only a vast fortune worth billions, possibly trillions, from his late parents, but through some clever legal manipulation on their part, was granted full control over this fortune, as though he was a legal adult. However, Tim possessed a strange quirk. He desired, nay, was compelled in the strongest possible way to give it all away to single man he'd never even met. He knew not why, only that if he didn't do it soon, he would lose all grip on his sanity. He didn't know his name, only that he was a regular poster of FQA under the username "Art Vandelay". Tim knew not why he felt this need, but he knew he had to do it, no matter the cost. His very life depended on it.

The very next day, the transfer was completed, and Tim, though now orphaned and destitute, was finally happy. Unfortunately, that afternoon, he was glassed by a deranged homeless man and left to bleed out in the gutter. He died in severe agony several hours later.

The end.

Right, now if Tumblr is correct, I will be a trillionaire in just five years. Now we play the waiting game.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 03, 2015, 08:21:35 pm
#icriedbuckets
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on November 03, 2015, 09:24:12 pm
Hell, this gives me an idea.

Tim was rich. Rich beyond most people's wildest dreams. At the age of five years old, he inherited not only a vast fortune worth billions, possibly trillions, from his late parents, but through some clever legal manipulation on their part, was granted full control over this fortune, as though he was a legal adult. However, Tim possessed a strange quirk. He desired, nay, was compelled in the strongest possible way to give it all away to single man he'd never even met. He knew not why, only that if he didn't do it soon, he would lose all grip on his sanity. He didn't know his name, only that he was a regular poster of FQA under the username "Art Vandelay". Tim knew not why he felt this need, but he knew he had to do it, no matter the cost. His very life depended on it.

The very next day, the transfer was completed, and Tim, though now orphaned and destitute, was finally happy. Unfortunately, that afternoon, he was glassed by a deranged homeless man and left to bleed out in the gutter. He died in severe agony several hours later.

The end.

Right, now if Tumblr is correct, I will be a trillionaire in just five years. Now we play the waiting game.

Sara was born with a superpowered brain and a single purpose: to one day impersonate an Australian who would be given a sizeable fortune of billions or possibly trillions, and then keep it for herself.

Her potential was nearly limitless, but she always felt pressured for time. "Soon", she could be heard muttering. "Soon the opportunity will come, and it might not happen again". Nobody knew why she thought so. Hell, nobody understood her grasp of the financial system, information security and various forms of criminal enterprise, attained even before pre-school. But she was sure that soon, the day would come.

And it did. Some idiot named Tim had chosen to give away his considerable fortune to one "Art Vandelay", based purely on his name in some online forum. She could not understand it, but then, she had drives of her own.

Pretending to be Art Vandelay was trivial. Making sure the money would not see the light of day until she was good and ready even more so. And as soon as the confirmation went through, she could celebrate. At last! Her incredibly specific yet ultimately rather understandable goal had been achieved, at age five no less. She felt like she could do anything she wanted now. Revolutionise any science. Lead any civilization. Take humanity to the next stage in the Kardashev scale. Write a decent fanfic. It was all glorious!

But then she was struck by lightning and died, her potential wasted. The end.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on November 03, 2015, 09:45:46 pm
And Sig wins the thread again.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 03, 2015, 09:48:34 pm
Wait...does that mean all thirteen Forsaken are now running around on Earth!?

Well, 11, given 2 of em I guess ended the Wheel of Time books alive-ish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 03, 2015, 10:00:02 pm
Hell, this gives me an idea.

Tim was rich. Rich beyond most people's wildest dreams. At the age of five years old, he inherited not only a vast fortune worth billions, possibly trillions, from his late parents, but through some clever legal manipulation on their part, was granted full control over this fortune, as though he was a legal adult. However, Tim possessed a strange quirk. He desired, nay, was compelled in the strongest possible way to give it all away to single man he'd never even met. He knew not why, only that if he didn't do it soon, he would lose all grip on his sanity. He didn't know his name, only that he was a regular poster of FQA under the username "Art Vandelay". Tim knew not why he felt this need, but he knew he had to do it, no matter the cost. His very life depended on it.

The very next day, the transfer was completed, and Tim, though now orphaned and destitute, was finally happy. Unfortunately, that afternoon, he was glassed by a deranged homeless man and left to bleed out in the gutter. He died in severe agony several hours later.

The end.

Right, now if Tumblr is correct, I will be a trillionaire in just five years. Now we play the waiting game.

Sara was born with a superpowered brain and a single purpose: to one day impersonate an Australian who would be given a sizeable fortune of billions or possibly trillions, and then keep it for herself.

Her potential was nearly limitless, but she always felt pressured for time. "Soon", she could be heard muttering. "Soon the opportunity will come, and it might not happen again". Nobody knew why she thought so. Hell, nobody understood her grasp of the financial system, information security and various forms of criminal enterprise, attained even before pre-school. But she was sure that soon, the day would come.

And it did. Some idiot named Tim had chosen to give away his considerable fortune to one "Art Vandelay", based purely on his name in some online forum. She could not understand it, but then, she had drives of her own.

Pretending to be Art Vandelay was trivial. Making sure the money would not see the light of day until she was good and ready even more so. And as soon as the confirmation went through, she could celebrate. At last! Her incredibly specific yet ultimately rather understandable goal had been achieved, at age five no less. She felt like she could do anything she wanted now. Revolutionise any science. Lead any civilization. Take humanity to the next stage in the Kardashev scale. Write a decent fanfic. It was all glorious!

But then she was struck by lightning and died, her potential wasted. The end.

In the aftermath, Dave, yet another five year old financial and IT genius with an oddly specific compulsion suddenly realised it was time to act. All his life, he'd been keeping tabs on Sara's activities, bribing the correct people and hacking and installing back doors into the appropriate networks. All in preparation for this one moment. Upon Sara's death, he used this access to her estate to quietly transfer the money back to Art Vandelay, then spent the rest of his life quietly monitoring Art's fortune, making sure nobody tried to fuck with it again. He asked for nothing in return, for there was no need. Fulfilling this strange compulsion made him happy beyond his wildest dreams. Since then, many other mysterious figures, all for some strange reason born in late 2015, tried to steal the massive fortune for himself. But Dave would have none of it, thwarting their clumsy attempts with ease. He continued ensuring this onslaught was for naught until the end of Art's life, in which he died a very old and extremely rich and powerful man. After which Dave died of herpes.

Oh, I forgot to mention, Dave also completely eradicated all Australian Magpies from existence on November 5th, 2015, allowing Art to finally get some peace and fucking quiet in the mornings. Nobody knows how he pulled it off at just one day old, but somehow he found a way.

The end.

There we go, problem solved.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 03, 2015, 10:07:31 pm
Rocks fall, everyone dies.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 03, 2015, 11:46:34 pm
Once upon a time, The Dark Raptor Lord reigned over the peaceful land of Wharsovar, eating peasant boys and then turning their remains into Raptotrons, his malevolent magitech minion mechs. They architected his will, horribly oppressing the people of Wharsovar. He tailwhipped the old king of Wharsovar's castle out of his own castle and declared the old castle renamed Oreinsberg, which meant DESPAIR LAND in the Dark Raptor Lord's native dialect of Raptorese. Except the Dark Raptor Lord heard of a prophecy of a hero who was destined to end his cruel reign over the land, and he was furious! He ordered all young boys, even all young raptors, captured and slaughtered in order to make sure that his destined enemy died years before he was prepared!

A heavily pregnant woman runs out into the night, dressed as an obese city man. She has to keep her child safe. For she knows somehow some way that her child is instrumental. In defeating the dread raptor lord. She is joined by a defecting Raptor Lieutenant named Irongnaw who had his raptor-son torn away from him.

The woman gives birth in a small village which was mostly ignored by the Dark Raptor Lord. Her son's birth results in so many awe-inspiring signs occurring at once that she figures the only name fit for him was simply...Awesome.

And so, eighteen years later, Awesome and Irongnaw venture forth, Awesome having been blessed by the Holy Quatreforce with the Expert Sword and the Greatness Shield. He fights through the five Element Shrines, facing monster servants of the Dark Raptor Lord.

Until finally the time came to defeat the Dark Raptor Lord in Oreinsberg itself! Awesome faces off against Shadow Awesome, his shadow animated by the magic of the Dark Raptor Lord, and ultimately defeats it!

However more of the Dark Raptor Lord's forces arrive, and Irongnaw shouts for Awesome to go ahead, that he'll hold them back! Awesome tearfully says his farewells to the raptor that was once like a cool uncle to him.

And so, entering the castle Awesome fights through the obligatory boss rush, eventually meeting the Dark Raptor Lord in the throne room. The Evil One guffaws and states that despite his misgivings, it truly was destiny to meet here. But first, he made the boy an offer! "JOIN ME, AWESOME! AND I WILL MAKE YOUR FACE THE GRRRRRREATEST IN ALL OF KORADEI!!! Or else you will die!!!"

Awesome defied the Dark Raptor Lord, preparing the Expert Sword for battle, "I will never join you!"

The heroic Awesome fought the Dark Raptor Lord in pitched combat, each blow met with the requisite special effect. Until finally Awesome struck the two swords of the Dark Raptor Lord out of his hands.

"This ends here!" Awesome shouted, spirits soaring.

The Dark Raptor Lord got back to his feet, recognizing the spirit of hope and light that Awesome brought to his lair. "YOU HAVE NOT SEEN MY TRUE FORM YET!!" He underwent a longwinded sequence where he basically turned into a giant manbearpigraptor.

Ironon, his true form's name, did shout in a deep, dark voice, "You have brought LIGHT to my LAIR!?! You must DIE!!"

Ironon seemed invincible as his true form, crushing and smashing and gnashing and bashing everywhere, Awesome's blows barely doing damage where before they had been effective! Ironon even threw his troops at Awesome literally, using them as raptoroid missiles! Ironon however miscalculated his one weakness! Awesome broke the window by accident, and let in light!

Ironon screamed in pain as the light did wound him for some odd reason. Taking heart in the power of light, Awesome channeled the power of the sun itself into his Expert Sword, drawing it forth into a veritable Power Rangers esque finishing move! He slashed once and a massive wave of sun energy crashed into the manbearpigraptor!

Ironon wheezed, laughing defiantly, "YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!" He then fell over and exploded because of course he did. Yet somehow he was not dead. He was back in the desert...still plotting...recovering...plotting his next move.

The Old King returned and everything surprisingly quickly went back to normal. The Old King told a victorious Awesome, "Mah boi, dis peace is what warriors strive for!"

The end.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on November 04, 2015, 12:37:51 am
Once upon a time, The Dark Raptor Lord reigned over the peaceful land of Wharsovar, eating peasant boys and then turning their remains into Raptotrons, his malevolent magitech minion mechs. They architected his will, horribly oppressing the people of Wharsovar. He tailwhipped the old king of Wharsovar's castle out of his own castle and declared the old castle renamed Oreinsberg, which meant DESPAIR LAND in the Dark Raptor Lord's native dialect of Raptorese. Except the Dark Raptor Lord heard of a prophecy of a hero who was destined to end his cruel reign over the land, and he was furious! He ordered all young boys, even all young raptors, captured and slaughtered in order to make sure that his destined enemy died years before he was prepared!

A heavily pregnant woman runs out into the night, dressed as an obese city man. She has to keep her child safe. For she knows somehow some way that her child is instrumental. In defeating the dread raptor lord. She is joined by a defecting Raptor Lieutenant named Irongnaw who had his raptor-son torn away from him.

The woman gives birth in a small village which was mostly ignored by the Dark Raptor Lord. Her son's birth results in so many awe-inspiring signs occurring at once that she figures the only name fit for him was simply...Awesome.

And so, eighteen years later, Awesome and Irongnaw venture forth, Awesome having been blessed by the Holy Quatreforce with the Expert Sword and the Greatness Shield. He fights through the five Element Shrines, facing monster servants of the Dark Raptor Lord.

Until finally the time came to defeat the Dark Raptor Lord in Oreinsberg itself! Awesome faces off against Shadow Awesome, his shadow animated by the magic of the Dark Raptor Lord, and ultimately defeats it!

However more of the Dark Raptor Lord's forces arrive, and Irongnaw shouts for Awesome to go ahead, that he'll hold them back! Awesome tearfully says his farewells to the raptor that was once like a cool uncle to him.

And so, entering the castle Awesome fights through the obligatory boss rush, eventually meeting the Dark Raptor Lord in the throne room. The Evil One guffaws and states that despite his misgivings, it truly was destiny to meet here. But first, he made the boy an offer! "JOIN ME, AWESOME! AND I WILL MAKE YOUR FACE THE GRRRRRREATEST IN ALL OF KORADEI!!! Or else you will die!!!"

Awesome defied the Dark Raptor Lord, preparing the Expert Sword for battle, "I will never join you!"

The heroic Awesome fought the Dark Raptor Lord in pitched combat, each blow met with the requisite special effect. Until finally Awesome struck the two swords of the Dark Raptor Lord out of his hands.

"This ends here!" Awesome shouted, spirits soaring.

The Dark Raptor Lord got back to his feet, recognizing the spirit of hope and light that Awesome brought to his lair. "YOU HAVE NOT SEEN MY TRUE FORM YET!!" He underwent a longwinded sequence where he basically turned into a giant manbearpigraptor.

Ironon, his true form's name, did shout in a deep, dark voice, "You have brought LIGHT to my LAIR!?! You must DIE!!"

Ironon seemed invincible as his true form, crushing and smashing and gnashing and bashing everywhere, Awesome's blows barely doing damage where before they had been effective! Ironon even threw his troops at Awesome literally, using them as raptoroid missiles! Ironon however miscalculated his one weakness! Awesome broke the window by accident, and let in light!

Ironon screamed in pain as the light did wound him for some odd reason. Taking heart in the power of light, Awesome channeled the power of the sun itself into his Expert Sword, drawing it forth into a veritable Power Rangers esque finishing move! He slashed once and a massive wave of sun energy crashed into the manbearpigraptor!

Ironon wheezed, laughing defiantly, "YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!" He then fell over and exploded because of course he did. Yet somehow he was not dead. He was back in the desert...still plotting...recovering...plotting his next move.

The Old King returned and everything surprisingly quickly went back to normal. The Old King told a victorious Awesome, "Mah boi, dis peace is what warriors strive for!"

The end.


Wand of Gamelon (or perhaps one of the other CDi games, not entirely sure), starring: Nameless protagonist as Link and Ironbite as Ganon.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 04, 2015, 01:36:42 am
(http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/comment/coub-%D0%A6%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B0-Warface-%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0-%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B4-%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BA-1026657.png)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 04, 2015, 02:21:59 am
Should my next one be about dread Askowser and his kidnapping of Princess Even Then?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 04, 2015, 02:50:07 am
With guest star Niam as Luigi.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 04, 2015, 06:26:15 pm
Did someone write....fanfic about me?

Ironbite-I'm...flattered?>
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: nickiknack on November 04, 2015, 10:30:39 pm
I wonder if my bro in law wonders if I use pot, due to my fb postings of late. Fun fact: I've never touched the stuff, I just think the drug war is retarded.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on November 04, 2015, 11:55:39 pm
Tangentially related: You know, the drug war is just the visible front of America's war on the metric system.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on November 04, 2015, 11:59:51 pm
Tangentially related: You know, the drug war is just the visible front of America's war on the metric system.
...How?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on November 05, 2015, 12:06:19 am
Because you buy grams of coke. Which is why weed has been legalised in some states because it is sold by the ounce.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on November 05, 2015, 01:20:47 am
Because you buy grams of coke. Which is why weed has been legalised in some states because it is sold by the ounce.


*dingdingding*! Grams and kilos of most drugs. Grams (for like nickel or dime bags) and ounces/pounds of weed.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 05, 2015, 11:49:50 am
In India, prostitution is legal, but porn isn't (well, it's more complicated than that, but whatever).  How the hell does that make sense to anybody?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on November 05, 2015, 12:21:42 pm
Because you buy grams of coke. Which is why weed has been legalised in some states because it is sold by the ounce.

Um,  weed is sold by both metric and standard units of weight. The lower and upper ends buy metric while the middles get standard weights. All information about growing it is given in metric. If anything, legalizing marijuana will help usher in the metric system
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 05, 2015, 12:33:50 pm
In India, prostitution is legal, but porn isn't (well, it's more complicated than that, but whatever).  How the hell does that make sense to anybody?

India still hasn't caught up with the fact the TV was invented.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: nickiknack on November 05, 2015, 01:39:43 pm
This talk about the metric system makes me remember that I had a Science teacher in Middle School that made everyone learn it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on November 05, 2015, 03:56:23 pm
This talk about the metric system makes me remember that I had a Science teacher in Middle School that made everyone learn it.

Isn't that standard practice for everyone?

I know I had to learn both SI and (some) imperial units in science classes. I'll never know what an ounce is, but I can convert feet and inches to metres and Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Vypernight on November 05, 2015, 05:07:31 pm
I think the reason we didn't get hoverboards is because Marty McFly was supposed to hit that car.  The driver then spent his time in traction and read book after book.  Eventually, he figured out how to create hover technology, which led to all the other 2015 tech we see in BTTF 2.  Also, his wife went back to work and wrote Jaws 5, which was actually a huge hit and resulted in over a dozen sequels. 

So in summary, we didn't get all that cool stuff because Marty was too selfish in thinking of improving his own life over the rest of the world.

Thanks a lot, McFly!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 05, 2015, 05:51:07 pm
an ounce is roughly 27g, but i can't convert fahrenheit to celcius beyond 32°f=0°c

eta: i'm seriously gas-ing (guitar acquisition syndrome) for a new electric guitar, with my dream specs. i've got it all in my mind, now all i need is the moolah for it. aside from taking a second job (work in progress), i've no idea how to get the funds quickly. any ideas? i'm thinking selling heroin to kindergarteners, since i'm not amoral enough to become a politician.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on November 05, 2015, 06:36:01 pm
an ounce is roughly 27g

30g is easier to multiply with.

but i can't convert fahrenheit to celcius beyond 32°f=0°c

A difference of 100°C is the same as a difference of 180°F. I never remember the exact conversion formula, but knowing that, along with the zero offsets, I can reconstruct it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on November 05, 2015, 07:49:01 pm
In India, prostitution is legal, but porn isn't (well, it's more complicated than that, but whatever).  How the hell does that make sense to anybody?
Do they enforce it or is the porn ban just ignored?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 05, 2015, 08:12:49 pm
Prostitution takes you out of your home, but if you look at porn you're just wanking into your hand.

...Well, you can have sex with a prostitute in your house...but who'd have sex with a prostitute in their house? Isn't it normal to have sex with her / him out just out of sight in an alleyway?

Oh the nuances of prostitution vs. porn...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on November 05, 2015, 08:24:31 pm
Maybe the case in India is that prostitution is an ancient, "blind eye"/over-looked taboo survival job for un-dowered poor or orphaned girls and penniless widows? That's the case in a lot of really old cultures. Also, India is hardly a hot bed of hard-hearted Abrahamic religious dogma. Porn, though? In a country where custom and censors say no one can kiss in a movie scene, yeah, modern porn would not go over well. And yet, look at all the eroticism in the carved decorations on Hindu temples, and who gave us the world's first sex guide, in the Kamasutra?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 05, 2015, 09:04:24 pm
Tried one of the positions in there with one of my lady friends.

...we were both aching by the end, and not in a good way.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 05, 2015, 09:06:55 pm
Tried one of the positions in there with one of my lady friends.

...we were both aching by the end, and not in a good way.

i feel your pain... you know you flubbed something when the both of you say "i don't bend that way".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: nickiknack on November 05, 2015, 11:46:35 pm
This talk about the metric system makes me remember that I had a Science teacher in Middle School that made everyone learn it.

Isn't that standard practice for everyone?

I know I had to learn both SI and (some) imperial units in science classes. I'll never know what an ounce is, but I can convert feet and inches to metres and Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Not in the US, because we're a special kind of stupid. Most get a basic overview and that's it, this teacher more or less expected everything done using the metric system in his class. While the other teachers preferred the normal conversions.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 05, 2015, 11:51:29 pm
an ounce is roughly 27g

30g is easier to multiply with.

but i can't convert fahrenheit to celcius beyond 32°f=0°c

A difference of 100°C is the same as a difference of 180°F. I never remember the exact conversion formula, but knowing that, along with the zero offsets, I can reconstruct it.

F = 9/5 C + 32

Good to know I wasn't the only one who had to learn the metric system and conversions in high school.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 06, 2015, 09:44:12 am
oh my fucking tits I'm sitting in a library and next to me someone's explaining the concept of tsundere to a newbie

and explaining manga in general and describing various manga and anime and interspersing her explanation with random weeaboo squeals

what a wonderful world
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: solar. on November 06, 2015, 10:46:35 am
Hey everybody. Long time no talk. I'm a bit busy with things and unfortunately posting on this site got the axe. I can occasionally pop in though. I hope all is well.

EVEN THEN! THE GREAT PAPYRUS APPROVES OF YOUR CHOICE OF AVATAR! NYEH HEH HEH HEH!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 06, 2015, 11:38:48 am
hi solar! how've you been? good to see you  :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 06, 2015, 12:07:07 pm
Welcome back Solar.

Random thought I had earlier this week:

I was putting some trash to a trash compactor at work and at some point I realized that it is kinda odd that I am thinking up and evaluating alternatives courses of action should the lid of the machine suddenly drop and crush my arm. Like "If it happens to my left arm I'll need to reach my phone like that and the easiest method of describing the address would be..."

Well, I suppose this kind of thoughts are slightly more likely to be useful than "zombie revolution plans" of nerds or scanning for threats and thinking of how to shoot everyone around you like many of the CCW advocates in USA claim to do.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 06, 2015, 12:15:05 pm
Welcome back Solar.

Random thought I had earlier this week:

I was putting some trash to a trash compactor at work and at some point I realized that it is kinda odd that I am thinking up and evaluating alternatives courses of action should the lid of the machine suddenly drop and crush my arm. Like "If it happens to my left arm I'll need to reach my phone like that and the easiest method of describing the address would be..."

Well, I suppose this kind of thoughts are slightly more likely to be useful than "zombie revolution plans" of nerds or scanning for threats and thinking of how to shoot everyone around you like many of the CCW advocates in USA claim to do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkXHsK4AQPs

 ;D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on November 06, 2015, 12:51:14 pm
I have what a buddy calls a zombie invasion plan. Nothing elaborate, a GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) bag with some clothes, cash, cigarettes, lighter and a few other small essentials. I'm not planning on zombies, but you never know when you'll need to GTFO.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 06, 2015, 01:22:48 pm
one of the earliest signs of my chronic paranoia was the fact i kept a bug out bag (bob) ready at all times. sleeping bag, knives and whetstone, 30m of paracord, firestarter, and clothing. i never went anywhere without it. by the end, it had grown to include freeze-dried food, water purification tablets, a hammock, a compass, a medkit, an antitoxin kit, a couple of survival books to read the stars and forage, and a recurve bow with fifteen arrows.

i'd grown dependant on it, and it inspired my friends to have a camping checklist to bolster my bob (that could barely acommodate two people snugly).

i'd disappeared off the face of the earth twice before getting help. now, it's more kitted out for winter camping (which i love to do), but it could come in handy in case of impending doom regardless of circumstances. it's still pretty much intact to what it was at my most paranoid, but i tend to leave the bow behind unless we're planning on spending a weekend target-shooting.

even though i can only can count the "lost time" i experienced, it seems i could bug out and disappear in under 20 minutes. a three hour round trip took me 150km out, according to my car's readings.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: nickiknack on November 08, 2015, 12:38:31 am
Are foreigners that live in countries with a universal healthcare system that support American LOLibertarians a special kind of stupid?? Also known as the joys of seeing Europeans supporting people like the Pauls.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on November 08, 2015, 01:46:14 am
I finally put up an avatar, after Bill Nye Warner vanished in a database glitch and I never bothered replacing it.

Is everyone going to hear everything I say in Billy Crystal's voice now?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 08, 2015, 02:10:40 am
No because I've not seen that movie in English. I've watched it with the Japanese voice track and subtitles and now that I have kids I've also watched it with Finnish voice track with my kids.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 08, 2015, 02:11:46 am
Nor will I, because I have no idea what the hell that thing is in the first place.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 08, 2015, 02:15:29 pm
I need someone to draw a bunch of Dwarves in the style of the characters from "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" but digging a tunnel down and a caption "We can't stop here. This is Balrog country."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on November 08, 2015, 03:38:48 pm
I need someone to draw a bunch of Dwarves in the style of the characters from "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" but digging a tunnel down and a caption "We can't stop here. This is Balrog country."

Fëanor's mad dash to Angband would arguably be better context for a quote like that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on November 09, 2015, 01:05:34 am
Would it be petty to return an unopened bag of popcorn because I accidently grabbed the wrong kind? Or should I just suck it up?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 09, 2015, 01:32:14 am
If it was your mistake, you probably should. If not, go ahead and return it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on November 09, 2015, 01:47:24 am
I think it depends on what was the right flavour and what was the wrong flavour.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on November 09, 2015, 02:00:39 am
Speaking as someone who works at a grocery store, If you're polite about it, go right ahead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 12, 2015, 02:35:15 pm
If you think about it logically, cannibalism has great potential to simultaneously solve our overpopulation and food shortage problem, along with potential for many environmental problems as well (from easing population pressures).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on November 12, 2015, 02:54:27 pm
I agree. Lets eat the rich.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on November 12, 2015, 04:38:51 pm
Yes! They're like an overfed, pampered Kobe beef version of long pig.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 12, 2015, 04:48:09 pm
If you think about it logically, cannibalism has great potential to simultaneously solve our overpopulation and food shortage problem, along with potential for many environmental problems as well (from easing population pressures).

someone's watched soylent green again.  :P
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on November 12, 2015, 04:54:17 pm
If you think about it logically, cannibalism has great potential to simultaneously solve our overpopulation and food shortage problem, along with potential for many environmental problems as well (from easing population pressures).

Problem: Polar bears are dying out because they aren't getting enough food.

Problem: People are using too many resources because they are having too many babies.

....
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 12, 2015, 04:55:43 pm
If you think about it logically, cannibalism has great potential to simultaneously solve our overpopulation and food shortage problem, along with potential for many environmental problems as well (from easing population pressures).

Maybe it's time to take Swift at his word.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 12, 2015, 06:07:36 pm
If you think about it logically, cannibalism has great potential to simultaneously solve our overpopulation and food shortage problem, along with potential for many environmental problems as well (from easing population pressures).

If we're going to argue logically, cannibalism is very bad for your health:

http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/spotlight-why-cannibalism-bad-you-72612 (http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/spotlight-why-cannibalism-bad-you-72612)

So are most other things; it all depends on proportion.

Also, I really shouldn't have to explain that an absurd statement in a thread entitled "Random Thoughts Thread" is meant to be taken tongue-in-cheek.

Edit: Also, that article only talks about eating the brain, a specific part of the body. Other than the chance of passing on regular disease and parasites, which can be obviated with proper cooking practices, prion diseases can (if I understand correctly) be avoided simply by avoiding eating the brain or spinal cord.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on November 12, 2015, 10:56:53 pm
Okay, how long will it be before every thread on here turns into a cannibalism discussion?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 12, 2015, 10:59:05 pm
Okay, how long will it be before every thread on here turns into a cannibalism discussion?

I give it a week.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 13, 2015, 07:52:15 am
Okay, how long will it be before every thread on here turns into a cannibalism discussion?

not my fault this time around. not that i don't enjoy it....

also, do you think there's a way to troll by niceness?

I wasn't being defensive, I was just trying to clarify my previous response which I realized was misrepresentative. But still, thanks.

someone post some shit here so this thread can be derailed from people giving me consideration because that feels weird

it seems even then doesn't know how to accept compliments. soooo....

even then is a pretty cool guy.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 13, 2015, 09:48:31 am
Okay, how long will it be before every thread on here turns into a cannibalism discussion?

not my fault this time around. not that i don't enjoy it....

also, do you think there's a way to troll by niceness?

I wasn't being defensive, I was just trying to clarify my previous response which I realized was misrepresentative. But still, thanks.

someone post some shit here so this thread can be derailed from people giving me consideration because that feels weird

it seems even then doesn't know how to accept compliments. soooo....

even then is a pretty cool guy.



It's a Finnish thing. Getting compliments is awkward and feels wrong. If someone says a nice thing about you it makes you feel like you've done something wrong and should feel ashamed of yourself.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 13, 2015, 09:51:17 am
Yeah, that only works if it's sincere and out of the blue. sorry gui XD
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on November 13, 2015, 09:56:28 am
it was sincere and out of the blue. the fact that i can niggle you with it is just bonus  ;D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 13, 2015, 10:02:36 am
But I know your intention was to troll me, so that means I am not chuffed. HA!

Anyway,  I know it's been a thing for a while, but I like how Ghoti and I have matching avatars. We're like the skeleton bros or something.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 14, 2015, 11:03:31 pm
I've heard that the history channel is going into a bizarre phase - some days its nothin' but Nazi Stuff.

I think its pretty telling that the reality tv shit they air on the non-Nazi days is so terrible, it makes the various Nazi personalities looked into look more human for it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 16, 2015, 08:33:11 pm
Anybody else think DSP should do a let's play of Sonic 06?  For once, his complaints would be accurate.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on November 16, 2015, 09:03:29 pm
He'd never make it past the start menu.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 16, 2015, 11:03:18 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 17, 2015, 03:32:00 am
Is DSP someone or something I should be aware of?

In other (random) news: Did you know that for Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides the director specifically demanded that they take actresses that do not have breast implants? And I'm quoting him for the reason "I don't think they had breast augmentation in the 1700s..."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on November 17, 2015, 08:10:16 am
Darksyde Phil.  He was a..."thing" around here for a bit.

Ironbite-basically a shit LPer who screams over tutorials then gets angry when people don't tell him what to do.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 17, 2015, 08:42:46 am
screams over tutorials then gets angry when people don't tell him what to do.

*triggered*

That is one of my pet peeves...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on November 17, 2015, 12:39:18 pm
screams over tutorials then gets angry when people don't tell him what to do.

*triggered*

That is one of my pet peeves...

And it's only one of his many problems.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on November 17, 2015, 04:51:15 pm
"I don't think they had breast augmentation in the 1700s..."

Please tell me it's just an understatement, and that he's actually certain about this.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 18, 2015, 02:31:08 am
"I don't think they had breast augmentation in the 1700s..."

Please tell me it's just an understatement, and that he's actually certain about this.

Oh, I'm terribly sorry to say but he is suffering from a horrible affection known as "sense of humour" and he assumes that people are able to detect sarcasm from his comments without adding things like "el oh el" or "jaykay" to the end.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on November 18, 2015, 11:20:00 am
Please tell me it's just an understatement, and that he's actually certain about this.

Oh, I'm terribly sorry to say but he is suffering from a horrible affection known as "sense of humour" and he assumes that people are able to detect sarcasm from his comments without adding things like "el oh el" or "jaykay" to the end.

He should probably see a doctor about that; I know someone who has one, and it causes him to make these weird choppy screaming noises. It acts up a lot when he discusses politics.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 20, 2015, 05:42:49 am
Funny how songs change when you change the gender of the singer. Although it is mainly that the way society sees some behavior is different depending on your gender.

Like that "I kissed a girl" song that is suddenly a song about a shy boy who is from a very strict family and is afraid of any premarital contact with women...

Or the Finnish song "Restless girl" that I just heard on the radio and which got me started on this line of thinking... Originally sang by a guy it is about a boy who is in love with a girl but she keeps pushing him away and he warns her that she might lose him forever if she does that and questions her on what is she afraid of. ...And although I'm phrasing it badly he does not come off as stalkerish in the song. But now I heard a version where the singer is female and the song is obviously a love song to a closeted lesbian who is afraid to come out.

I am also reminded of the version of "Leader of the pack" with a male singer but unfortunately they didn't have the guts to make it into a song about gay biker romance and instead it's sung from the pov of the biker.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on November 20, 2015, 06:06:17 am
I did a jaunty little dance to Maroon 5's song Animals.

I look really good right now but I'm tired, perpetually aching from work and ennervated by annoying personalities in my life. All in all, average week it seems. At least I make money now.

Increasingly I cannot stand chatty people I do not want to hear about your life's minute details.

I should sleep now it's late and the sleeping medication is kicking in.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on November 20, 2015, 08:42:16 am
Contrast Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive" with Cake's cover.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 22, 2015, 12:33:18 am
Or the Finnish song "Restless girl" that I just heard on the radio and which got me started on this line of thinking... Originally sang by a guy it is about a boy who is in love with a girl but she keeps pushing him away and he warns her that she might lose him forever if she does that and questions her on what is she afraid of. ...And although I'm phrasing it badly he does not come off as stalkerish in the song. But now I heard a version where the singer is female and the song is obviously a love song to a closeted lesbian who is afraid to come out.

Well, the last time I translated lyrics was a failure... so fuck it, let's try it again. This is the Random Thoughts thread, after all.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on November 22, 2015, 12:56:43 pm
Those are great lyrics! Good job translating, Even Then.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on November 22, 2015, 03:32:05 pm
Like that "I kissed a girl" song that is suddenly a song about a shy boy who is from a very strict family and is afraid of any premarital contact with women...

I dunno...there is the line "I hope my boyfriend don't mind it." Granted, I don't have the lyrics memorized, but to me, that would be more like a gay man discovering bisexual tendencies. So, just like the original, but gender-flipped.

Edit: I've also heard about theater groups putting on all-male versions of "Grease" that made the characters gay and can't help wondering how the story in general and lyrics in particular had to be modified. Not that "Tell Me More" is the great romantic classic people tend to remember it as, anyway, with the girls sounding like gold-diggers looking for a sugar daddy and the guys sounding like shameless date-rapists.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 24, 2015, 02:07:40 am
Tell Me More is catchy and I hate that it's catchy because the lyrics are shit from a MGTOW's ass.

New topic. Anybody have any other songs where the melodies are awesome but the lyrics are abhorrent?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 24, 2015, 02:24:18 am
There are such songs... I can't remember any right now which is a good thing because if I do I will have the lyrics stuck inside my head for an hour at least.

ANother random thought... Or a random conversation from elsewhere on the net at least. Dude was asking how do people feel about interspecies romance. Several good points were brought up. Like that people seem to focus on the interspecies sex&procraetion and complications from that rather than the romance part. That even if the cross species couple can't have kids this is not a problem because it's not like every couple in the real world is going to have kids anyway.

...And immediately people were protesting this because they really feel that it's not a proper relationship if you can't have kids.

...Someone specified that "it's ok in fantasy but interspecies is not ok in SCIFI" and when pestered for reasons he said "if you can't have kids it's an evolutionary dead end."

So yeah, apparently "YOU MUST HAVE KIDS" is still a really big thing even on a subconscious level for many people if they even protest about fictional couples that choose not to / can't have kids...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 24, 2015, 02:43:07 am
Because... it's impossible for interspecies couples to have children in scifi? *shrug*

Anyway, I confess I like the idea of interspecies romance. I think it's cute. As long as the two species in question are sapient and can communicate, of course.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on November 24, 2015, 11:46:01 am
The Asari being, in effect, a massive exception. <runs>
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on November 24, 2015, 12:28:39 pm
Because... it's impossible for interspecies couples to have children in scifi? *shrug*

Someone should tell Spock.

As for creepy, catchy songs, I'll just go with the old standby: Every Move You Make.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on November 24, 2015, 05:39:40 pm
The Asari being, in effect, a massive exception. <runs>

Not really, from what I remember about Mass Effect Asari reproduction works like this.

1. Mother bonds with random species or other Asari.

2. The mother then randomizes all genes using the fathers as a template but not taking any of the fathers whatsoever.

3. Adorbale blue babies are born and have some traits due to weird gene randomization.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on November 24, 2015, 11:58:43 pm
I thought they were chimeras?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 25, 2015, 02:00:01 am
Depending on the scifi they could make some sort of genetic hybrid grown in a lab. ...Or use artificial insemination have have a child of the mother's species. ...Or adopt kids. ...If they even plan to get kids at all.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on December 03, 2015, 10:32:25 pm
So against my better judgment I decided to look back into why FATAL (the tabletop game for those wondering) was so hated and I regret it immediately.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on December 03, 2015, 10:35:25 pm
So against my better judgment I decided to look back into why FATAL (the tabletop game for those wondering) was so hated and I regret it immediately.


Randy gay ogres? Rolling for anal circumference? Wait, no, I've got it. The worst thing that happens to a woman when her clit gets hacked in twain is not wanting sex for a month. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 04, 2015, 01:13:30 am
We should totally do a session.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 04, 2015, 02:30:14 am
Just a reminder that the best "munchkin" build in FATAL is a grappling based character with a massive cock because raping opponents to death is the fastest way to kill them...

...This was explained to me by someone who likes that game.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 04, 2015, 02:35:03 am
...unironically?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 04, 2015, 06:55:56 am
It really is. Just ask Mr Garrison.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 04, 2015, 07:45:44 am
We should totally do a session.

for your sake and ours, i don't think that's a good idea.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 04, 2015, 11:33:31 am
Christian rock's playing at this café and I'm thinking "man, these people sure are enthusiastic about giving away the agency of their lives, flagellating themselves as intrinsically filthy, sinful and worthless and reducing themselves to puppets and vehicles of God's will". Like some of the lyrics are:

"We ain't nothing but the conduits
He's got the power, he'll light the switch"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 04, 2015, 11:37:36 am
For some, it keeps them from having to handle actual responsibility.  After all, the one who's ultimately responsible for everything is the guy upstairs, so why worry about being responsible yourself?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 04, 2015, 11:44:28 am
You know, I've never thought about it like that before. Huh.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 04, 2015, 01:04:55 pm
Reading thru some of the early drama on the board for shits and giggles...I gotta say, this place has, if anything, become a hell of a lot tamer than it used to be.  Nowadays, its just a poster or two being obtuse knobs when, used to be, we had Keiro fucking Eni and Miles out of several hundred dollars, Lighthorseman calling everyone pigfuckers, Joey mocking the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Nappy being a complete prick-with-power...shit's comparatively smooth, today.  If ya ever think we're off the deep end, remember that, at one time, we had an admin who said we should be glad we're allowed to speak against mod decisions publicly.  UP ain't shit, compared to that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 05, 2015, 05:32:14 am
On topic of the horrors of war: Imagine that you are one of the many women who do volunteer work where your task is to wash the bodies of dead soldiers before burial. In Finland there was a lot of work done to ensure that everyone who died would be brought back home for burial (rather than being buried at the front as many armies do instead) and if you are doing this at your hometown many of those dead young men are going to be people you personally knew. ...And then you find out that one of the bodies is your own son. And odds are that the letter notifying his family of his death hasn't reached you yet so this is how you find out about it.

Which is a thing that actually happened at least to one person as I discovered in a FB history/war group.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 05, 2015, 05:51:47 am
Yeah, that's got to ruin your day.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 07, 2015, 09:06:39 am
When you respond to someone who's criticizing you or your opinion with "well it's my opinion and I have the right to it, freedom of speech", you've basically conceded that you don't understand what conversation is and therefore your input is worthless. No one is saying that your opinion is not yours. No one is trying to reach into your head and pluck it away from you. They're using their freedom of speech to comment on your freedom of speech. You Jell-O-brained parasite.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 07, 2015, 10:02:21 am
Well, not everyone wants to debate about opinions. If I say that I don't like mayonnaise and suddenly crowds of mayo lovers start trying to debate me on how mayo is great and healthy and so on. At some point "well it's just my opinion" is the only defense available. Kinda like this situation:
(http://wondermark.com/c/2014-09-19-1062sea.png)

Later the sealion goes on the net and complains about people who don't like sealions but can't defend their opinions.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 07, 2015, 10:05:09 am
Okay, fair enough.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 07, 2015, 10:28:31 am
Well, not everyone wants to debate about opinions. If I say that I don't like mayonnaise and suddenly crowds of mayo lovers start trying to debate me on how mayo is great and healthy and so on. At some point "well it's just my opinion" is the only defense available. Kinda like this situation:
(http://wondermark.com/c/2014-09-19-1062sea.png)

Later the sealion goes on the net and complains about people who don't like sealions but can't defend their opinions.

Oh Jesus Christ, that fucking comic.  When your strawman is more sympathetic than the people we're supposed to side with, you're a really bad writer.

I can definitely see where sea-lioning could be a legitimate thing.  Like…

Post: “Gonna meet my cousin for lunch after church today.”
Random reply: “I’d like to have a polite conversation about your misguided belief in religion”

But there is a major difference between “intrusive, unnecessary (albeit civil) discussion” and “a conversation I would prefer to avoid because it would require examining my biases and pre-concieved notions.”  Yeah, sea-lioning is an Internet thing, but it's not an excuse.

Not to mention the fact that certain people use the term as an excuse to avoid having to defend their statements.

Besides, the fact is that, since sea lions are apparently sapient in this universe, the woman was being blatantly racist.  Replace the sea lion with a black man and the whole thing falls apart.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 07, 2015, 10:58:25 am
What I take issue to is fuckwipes whining "I'm entitled to my opinion, free speech" as if somehow their free speech and their right to have an opinion is being challenged by people who disagree with them or think negatively of them. Assholes, it doesn't work that way.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on December 07, 2015, 11:17:14 am
Besides, the fact is that, since sea lions are apparently sapient in this universe, the woman was being blatantly racist.  Replace the sea lion with a black man and the whole thing falls apart.

Well, they are both sapient and a different species. Maybe negative generalizations about sea lions are entirely factual in this universe.

(I am not fond of the sea lion comic either, I know what the artist was getting at and it's like half of a valid point but he doesn't do a good job of depicting it)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 07, 2015, 11:20:08 am
Replace the sea lion with a black man and the whole thing falls apart.

So a random person butts into a conversation I am having and tries to start a debate that I don't want, follows me into my own home and refuses to leave despite my demands for privacy in my own home and somehow this is acceptable?

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 07, 2015, 12:35:07 pm
Replace the sea lion with a black man and the whole thing falls apart.

So a random person butts into a conversation I am having and tries to start a debate that I don't want, follows me into my own home and refuses to leave despite my demands for privacy in my own home and somehow this is acceptable?

Of course not.  But while the sea lion is definitely at fault, that's no excuse for the humans to reinforce their bigotry.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 07, 2015, 12:49:19 pm
I think we are dealing with an incident where contact with horrible examples of a certain group intensify the dislike towards that group. Like if Westboro Baptist Church was holding protests against me every week in front of my house it would make me hate them even more.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 07, 2015, 05:15:18 pm
Even I knew when I saw the first frame what was gonna happen.

Ironbite-hook line and sinker there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 07, 2015, 06:41:12 pm
What would hipsters wear if their fashions went mainstream?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 07, 2015, 07:22:55 pm
What would hipsters wear if their fashions went mainstream?

best guess? eighties fashion, since the sixties' and seventies' look has faded from the mainstream these last few years. they were popular up 'til 2010. now, not so much.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 10, 2015, 11:28:24 am
What would hipsters wear if their fashions went mainstream?

There is an emergency plan for that. The fashion is picked out, but you've probably never heard of it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 10, 2015, 11:36:33 am
Why does it seem most conservatives who support trump follow the pattern of being really willing to criticize but cannot handle criticism?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 10, 2015, 12:03:15 pm
Why does it seem most conservatives who support trump follow the pattern of being really willing to criticize but cannot handle criticism?

because they are as thin-skinned as trump's hairpiece. duh.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 10, 2015, 01:12:04 pm
Why does it seem most conservatives who support trump follow the pattern of being really willing to criticize but cannot handle criticism?

Fixed that for ya.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on December 10, 2015, 10:48:16 pm
Why does it seem most conservatives who support trump follow the pattern of being really willing to criticize but cannot handle criticism?

Because Donald Trump himself is like that?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 10, 2015, 11:08:43 pm
Donald Trump: I'm Donald Trump, and I'm here to win an election.
Trump Supporters: SIEG HEIL SIEG HEIL SIEG HEIL
Donald Trump: I will reform the Schutzstaffel as a legitimate service organization and create a thousand year republic!
Trump Supporters: SIEG HEIL SIEG HEIL SIEG HEIL
Trump: I will...I will...ATCHOO!!
Trump Supporters: GESUNDHEIT GESUNDHEIT GESUNDHEIT
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 11, 2015, 09:16:16 am
Now now, Niam, the General has far more personality than Donald Trump and is far more likable.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on December 11, 2015, 11:29:59 am
Now now, Niam, the Major has far more personality than Donald Trump and is far more likable.


FTFY. Unless you were talking about car insurance for some reason. In which case you'd still be right.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 11, 2015, 12:12:11 pm
Derp, thankee.  My brain ain't workin too good.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 11, 2015, 04:02:43 pm
me: *is reading a cute Pokemon comic about a guy finding an egg and trying to take care of it*
comic: *suddenly becomes anal vore*
me: welp
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on December 11, 2015, 04:23:53 pm
me: *is reading a cute Pokemon comic about a guy finding an egg and trying to take care of it*
comic: *suddenly becomes anal vore*
me: welp


Welcome to the internet.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 12, 2015, 04:36:39 am
Even Fricking Hitler had Blondi, Eva Braun and friendship with Speer. Donald Trump somehow manages to be more loathsome than the dictator he is trying to copy.

I recall a Hitler Rants vid showing even the Fuhrer despises Donald.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on December 12, 2015, 09:59:09 am
And fair treatment of animals. Don't forget that!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 12, 2015, 05:44:13 pm
I really wouldn't go as far as to say Trump is worse than hitler.

He's really more of a Mussolini.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 12, 2015, 07:07:06 pm
Yeah, actually, that really fits.

Mussolini similarly stuck his face everywhere, and lived out of a building with YES displayed all over it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 12, 2015, 07:08:27 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 12, 2015, 07:28:27 pm
I wonder who would win in a fight between Superman and One Punch Man.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 12, 2015, 07:38:38 pm
I wonder who would win in a fight between Superman and One Punch Man.

Either way, the writers would get a lot of hate mail.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 12, 2015, 08:42:15 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 12, 2015, 08:52:26 pm
One Punch Man.  Superman has limits.  OMP has none.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 12, 2015, 09:07:42 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 12, 2015, 09:15:37 pm
Anything that riles up fascists is worth spending your time on.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 12, 2015, 09:18:54 pm
Anything that riles up fascists is worth spending your time on.

i find rabid communists funnier to rile up, personnally. all i have to do is call them right-wing and i can roast marshmallows of the fumes they're emitting.

... i've got a sick sense of humor.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 12, 2015, 09:22:12 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.

And economics.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on December 12, 2015, 10:39:43 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.

And economics.

You know, UP, sometimes you and I are on the same wavelength, however briefly.

Actual history is indeed one of the greatest insults to economics.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on December 12, 2015, 10:44:21 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.

And economics.

You know, UP, sometimes you and I are on the same wavelength, however briefly.

Actual history is indeed one of the greatest insults to economics.

Actually, I mean that economics are an insult to Mussolini.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on December 12, 2015, 10:47:28 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.

And economics.

You know, UP, sometimes you and I are on the same wavelength, however briefly.

Actual history is indeed one of the greatest insults to economics.

Actually, I mean that economics are an insult to Mussolini.

Eh, in that case you could get economists to write a hit piece on any historical bad guy.

Theirs is the domain of cooking up apologetics to prop up the whims of the wealthy elite.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 12, 2015, 11:37:00 pm
Yeah but Mussolini never ran 4 businesses into the ground before deciding to run for leader.
Mussolini ran a country to the ground.

I hear Italian fascists get riled up if you insult Mussolini. But you know what, I think actual history is the greatest insult to Mussolini.

And economics.

You know, UP, sometimes you and I are on the same wavelength, however briefly.

Actual history is indeed one of the greatest insults to economics.

Actually, I mean that economics are an insult to Mussolini.

Eh, in that case you could get economists to write a hit piece on any historical bad guy.

Theirs is the domain of cooking up apologetics to prop up the whims of the wealthy elite.doubtful hindsight apologetics to just about anything.

don't mind me, just fixin' it for ya...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 13, 2015, 02:04:56 am
I wonder who would win in a fight between Superman and One Punch Man.

Either way, the writers would get a lot of hate mail.
Batman beat the Hulk (because he is more popular) in a Marvel vs DC comic. By that logic Superman would win. (And honestly Saitama would just be glad that he finally met someone who is stronger than him.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on December 13, 2015, 02:39:56 am
Besides the fact that the greatest of all superheroes is just a better character.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 13, 2015, 02:49:53 am
(http://images.dailykos.com/images/178134/large/RTX1APLG.jpg?1447695065)

Those police guys...really really look like Schutzstaffel.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on December 13, 2015, 01:27:55 pm
I'm baffled as to how anyone can deny global warming.

Like, is it just that people hate to imagine that they should change anything n their lives? Or do they just not understand what science is and assume G-d is the only source of authority?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on December 13, 2015, 02:08:56 pm
The most radical deniers love the End Times-feel of it all. They want things to go to shit cuz Jeebus.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 15, 2015, 01:56:55 am
The writer, as it grows and learns, goes out and eats the world, eats the people, eats the stories, eats itself. It all is digested, it fills the writer and develops its body and mind.

It all churns inside the writer's stomach, out of sight and out of reach but its movements can still be felt within. The sway has its own gravity, the writer can only position itself to perhaps alter its flow, or take medicine if it gets painful. And sometimes, it comes out. Like vomit that can only be held back so far, it comes out when it comes out.  And when it comes out, the writer can only try its best to make the expulsions make a picture that looks like a picture and not a chaotic mess of splotches.

The sight of the pre-existing vomit stains on the curb only adds to the churning within, and so the picture becomes fuller. Sometimes, there's a splotch that juts out and clashes with the rest, and so the writer either looks at the vomit until it makes sense again, fills out the gaps between the stains with paint or washes off the offending section.

Writing is vomit. Or at least mine is.

...but, like, in a good way.

(I don't even know. This is the random thoughts thread, this is a random thought. Metaphors help me understand.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 18, 2015, 04:43:02 am
Another random thought: FQA as a JRPG.

Naturally, Kradorex Xeron is the setting's god (which means that they get their ass kicked at the end XD).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 18, 2015, 07:32:53 am
It'd be the only JRPG where the party actually gets smaller as the game progresses.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 18, 2015, 08:34:46 am
Now I'm just thinking who the requisite animu rival character would be... UP, maybe? He even has that "I'll be back" thing going on.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 18, 2015, 08:48:44 am
Now I'm just thinking who the requisite animu rival character would be... UP, maybe? He even has that "I'll be back" thing going on.

how about the sterile flame war? we know it's coming back, and it's a boss battle of epic proportions to get it to die down. ok, it's closer to a war of attrition, but hey...

i imagine something akin to a power ranger in black and orange spandex with flamethrower fists for the costume.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 18, 2015, 08:57:54 am
...hell, let's make the flamewar the big bad.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 18, 2015, 09:33:24 am
...hell, let's make the flamewar the big bad.

*doesn't understand even's post*

*rereads original post*

[activate derp protocol]

*derping*

*derping*

[derp protocol has finished]

ok, my bad, i read "rival character" as "big bad". i guess it'd be a toss-up between ultie and conty for the rival, seeing as how they're our naysayers. i propose ironbite as the mandatory bikini girl with a huge rack, because i've got a deathwish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 18, 2015, 09:47:59 am
Or just regular ironbite, but in a bikini.

Don't worry, man, in this kind of game it's actually really good at defending you from death.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on December 18, 2015, 10:40:48 am
This has me wondering what would our jobs be in a FQA themed JRPG?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 18, 2015, 10:50:07 am
This has me wondering what would our jobs be in a FQA themed JRPG?

sigma's the boss (with optional cigar-chomping), obviously.

then we've got...uh...

hey! is that a distraction over there?!

*flees*
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 18, 2015, 01:32:35 pm
I call Engineer!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ghoti on December 18, 2015, 01:53:43 pm
I want to be a Social Justice Mage!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on December 18, 2015, 02:06:04 pm
Guy who's just kinda there, and no one is exactly sure what he does, or why he's there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on December 18, 2015, 03:57:59 pm
I'm the reclusive sage who pops up to give advice and information at random times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on December 18, 2015, 05:00:52 pm
White Mage, someones gotta keep you morons from killing yourselves so it might as well be me. Plus I love the idea of a black trans-woman being called a White Mage.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on December 18, 2015, 06:56:18 pm
I just read a weird Yugioh fanfic - for the most part it seemed like it involved our world but with the holograms and stuff. Fairly mundane tournament arcs for the most part...

...and then the last arc revives the Third Reich, and ends with all 3 protagonists dueling Hitler at once, in a five part battle called Face-Off With The Fuhrer.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 18, 2015, 07:14:50 pm
This has me wondering what would our jobs be in a FQA themed JRPG?
Oh, I know. I'll be the obligatory idiot who constantly clowns around and takes the piss out of everything and everyone, but then it turns out all of the tomfoolery is merely a cover/coping mechanism for my dark and tragic past. No JRPG would be complete without one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on December 18, 2015, 07:44:12 pm
And I'll be the Demoman.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 18, 2015, 08:19:34 pm
Mmm... Demoman in a bikini...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on December 18, 2015, 09:16:47 pm
Well, assuming we're talking about the trappings of a typical JRPG and not literally having a Japanese studio make it...

I'd be the almost totally worthless class that might get some overpowered Ironchew equipment in the endgame.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on December 18, 2015, 10:21:30 pm
I might have a job on paper, but in practice in just a munchkin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on December 22, 2015, 06:27:31 am
I sit and think of faded people.

The people I once created with and laughed with and shared with and belonged with. The people I once called “friend”, or at least people I knew and recognized.

When we knew, it was as if we’d be together forever. But now you’re only names on a contacts list. You’re still alive, and you never hurt me and I never hurt you. But here we are, separate, as if on the sides of an invisible mist. I think, if it had been dramatic, if we’d departed in hate, it would hurt less for me to think of you.

The only thing in common with all those bonds that faded like blood into water is me. Is it me who’s to blame? Well, I’m an awkward person. I don’t blame you for not staying in contact. Do you blame me for it? Do you still think of me? Have I left any impression on you? I’d like to think that you still think of me, but at the same time, I wish you’ve forgotten me too. I don’t know.

I could talk to you again. It’s something I could do, nothing’s stopping me. But I wouldn’t know what to say, and I’m not brave enough to try to return to that old place or try to make a new one. I’m so scared of things falling into awkward silence or forced attempts again. Maybe it’s better this way. You can go on.

Maybe it was always meant to be this way anyway.

Maybe the people I belong with now will end up like that, too. I’m scared, I don’t want them to. I don’t want to. But it’s out of my control whether it does or not, isn’t it? The march of time scares me so much.

Well, I won’t let it stop me. As long as it lasts, I’ll be with them no matter how it ends. I’ll try my best to retain them.

Anyway…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iVzxMjldiY

Here’s to all the faded people. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, I hope that you’re well.

And that, sometimes, maybe, you’ll think fondly of me.

(Yes, I am aware of the irony of posting this somewhere where said people won't see it.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 24, 2015, 03:07:53 pm
I was driving home from work today, early because it's Christmas Eve. I heard a news story about a half dozen or so people killed by a Mississippi tornado sparked by the unusually hot weather. My first thought was "so are you dumb rednecks gonna deny climate change now that you're dying for it?"

My second thought was to be absolutely disgusted with myself for my first thought.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 24, 2015, 06:17:26 pm
I was driving home from work today, early because it's Christmas Eve. I heard a news story about a half dozen or so people killed by a Mississippi tornado sparked by the unusually hot weather. My first thought was "so are you dumb rednecks gonna deny climate change now that you're dying for it?"

My second thought was to be absolutely disgusted with myself for my first thought.

it should've been "of course not".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on December 24, 2015, 07:37:24 pm
I was driving home from work today, early because it's Christmas Eve. I heard a news story about a half dozen or so people killed by a Mississippi tornado sparked by the unusually hot weather. My first thought was "so are you dumb rednecks gonna deny climate change now that you're dying for it?"

My second thought was to be absolutely disgusted with myself for my first thought.

it should've been "of course not".

Those who stand to profit from global warming denial don't live in that area. I doubt they care.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: guizonde on December 24, 2015, 08:45:18 pm
I was driving home from work today, early because it's Christmas Eve. I heard a news story about a half dozen or so people killed by a Mississippi tornado sparked by the unusually hot weather. My first thought was "so are you dumb rednecks gonna deny climate change now that you're dying for it?"

My second thought was to be absolutely disgusted with myself for my first thought.

it should've been "of course not".

you know, ironchew, i should'nt've been surprised you pissed on my parade. instead, i'll just say thanks for being realistic.

Those who stand to profit from global warming denial don't live in that area. I doubt they care.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on December 31, 2015, 05:10:47 pm
I'm trying to decide the most badass word I know, because I have nothing better to occupy my mind at work. It's a toss up between talvisota and zerstörer aT the moment but I can't decide which.

And no, there are no English words that can match either of those two.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 31, 2015, 05:15:41 pm
I know! It's... Um... Er... Bums!

Yeah, nailed it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: TheL on January 01, 2016, 12:55:54 pm
Oh wow, you guys, I haven't been on these forums since last year.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 01, 2016, 05:27:45 pm
*beats TheL into the ground like a tent peg*

Ironbite-NO!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 01, 2016, 05:32:53 pm
Oh come now. Is that really the way to greet someone you haven't seen since last year?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 01, 2016, 07:01:33 pm
*suplexes Art into the Mariana Trench*

Ironbite-I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THIS BULLSHIT!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on January 01, 2016, 07:33:03 pm
So on New Year's night, me and a couple of friends watched Another Gay Movie. Well, like the first half-hour of it, anyway, they were too weak of heart to endure it to the end. During the first five minutes, one of them wanted to strangle the one who'd given it to him. Fun times.

I'd forgotten how bad that movie was.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on January 01, 2016, 10:59:32 pm
*suplexes Art into the Mariana Trench*

Ironbite-I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THIS BULLSHIT!

Come on Ibby a year is a long time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on January 02, 2016, 07:11:31 am
I'm trying to decide the most badass word I know, because I have nothing better to occupy my mind at work. It's a toss up between talvisota and zerstörer aT the moment but I can't decide which.

And no, there are no English words that can match either of those two.

How about "murhapoltto" it is the old Finnish term for arson and the literal translation is "murder burn." In 1995 it was changed to something that didn't have the word "murder" in the title. Probably because arson does not necessarily cause fatalities. The old name was, what it was, because setting a fire to a building where people live is likely to cause deaths so it was considered to be a very severe crime.

The new term is "tuhotyö" (literally "work of destruction") and this particular crime law is about arson, explosions and causing floods. Basically, if you cause property damage or death by one of those three means the same law has the punishment for each of them.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 02, 2016, 04:43:05 pm
*suplexes Art into the Mariana Trench*

Ironbite-I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THIS BULLSHIT!

Come on Ibby a year is a long time.

*hits Zygrade with an RKO*

Ironbite-NEVAH!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on January 02, 2016, 05:20:55 pm
I'm trying to decide the most badass word I know, because I have nothing better to occupy my mind at work. It's a toss up between talvisota and zerstörer aT the moment but I can't decide which.

And no, there are no English words that can match either of those two.

How about "murhapoltto" it is the old Finnish term for arson and the literal translation is "murder burn." In 1995 it was changed to something that didn't have the word "murder" in the title. Probably because arson does not necessarily cause fatalities. The old name was, what it was, because setting a fire to a building where people live is likely to cause deaths so it was considered to be a very severe crime.

The new term is "tuhotyö" (literally "work of destruction") and this particular crime law is about arson, explosions and causing floods. Basically, if you cause property damage or death by one of those three means the same law has the punishment for each of them.

I'd probably have to hear it to be certain, but it certainly sounds good. Finnish and the Germanic languages seem to be good at making words that sound great.

Yes, I know English is a Germanic language, but it might as well not be.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on January 02, 2016, 07:14:26 pm
I still say the greatest word ever is defenestrate.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on January 02, 2016, 07:22:50 pm
Then you have never heard of the word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (yes this is a real word and not me having a seizure at my keyboard and hitting fuck all keys, it's a type of lung condition you get from inhaling silica dust, cause why the fuck not.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on January 02, 2016, 07:32:54 pm
yes, but defenestration means "the act of throwing someone out a window."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Igor on January 02, 2016, 07:34:20 pm
what about hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia? The fear of long wor--AAAAA!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on January 02, 2016, 07:36:54 pm
Something I find sexist:

If a woman lives alone with ten cats, she's called a crazy cat lady.

If a man lives alone with ten cats, he's not called a crazy cat lord.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on January 02, 2016, 07:56:00 pm
Crazy Cat Lord just sounds like a Marvel villain.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on January 02, 2016, 08:14:13 pm
If we're equating "badass" word with "long word" now, then the most badass word is unfortunately over the forum's size limit (http://www.sarahmcculloch.com/luminary-uprise/2009/longest-word/).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on January 15, 2016, 06:04:40 pm
I have had a roller coaster week that has been littered with work, sleep deprivation, winning national contests, and more work. In sum, my brain hurts. So tonight, I'm gonna get drunk, and let the liquor do the thinking.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 15, 2016, 06:22:07 pm
I'll alert the masses that you may be drunk posting from atop a high horse.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on January 16, 2016, 10:43:02 am
I'll alert the masses that you may be drunk posting from atop a high horse.

Jean Jacques Rousseau once said that if the drunk experienced his hangover before drinking, then he would never drink again.

And as I sit here, hungover and sipping on everclear and cranberry, all I can say is that Rousseau was a wanker.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 23, 2016, 01:28:47 am
Has anyone ever posted something stupid at 2 a.m. then woken up and though "why the fuck did I write this?"

I'm still not sure why I made sounded so angry about porn storylines. Did I think it was funny or something?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on January 23, 2016, 01:31:24 am
Two phrases I'm going to use more: Kick their ass and "Hogwild"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on January 26, 2016, 11:38:20 am
Has anyone ever posted something stupid at 2 a.m. then woken up and though "why the fuck did I write this?"

I'm still not sure why I made sounded so angry about porn storylines. Did I think it was funny or something?

Not just at 2 in the morning, I do that almost every time I post anything ever.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on February 17, 2016, 01:00:43 am
Max Stirner was a delusional sociopath with a downright disturbing wordview. He was also a brilliant social theorist.

I've been seeing a lot of Stirner memes lately. What's up with that?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on February 17, 2016, 09:13:42 pm
<QueenofHearts> what is a good word for making hard decisions that get a lot of support because they're fair and well-explained
<QueenofHearts> even though a lot of people have to eat losses
<QueenofHearts> but they still understand and support the decision

So, what is a good word or two-word saying that describes that situation I described?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 17, 2016, 09:37:36 pm
Informed compromise?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on February 17, 2016, 09:55:27 pm
<QueenofHearts> what is a good word for making hard decisions that get a lot of support because they're fair and well-explained
<QueenofHearts> even though a lot of people have to eat losses
<QueenofHearts> but they still understand and support the decision

So, what is a good word or two-word saying that describes that situation I described?

You're dreaming.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on February 17, 2016, 11:34:15 pm
Fantasy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on February 18, 2016, 12:21:56 am
Enlightened self-interest.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 18, 2016, 01:11:48 am
Max Stirner was a delusional sociopath with a downright disturbing wordview. He was also a brilliant social theorist.

I've been seeing a lot of Stirner memes lately. What's up with that?
His theories are fairly popular among leftists like me due to his attacks on things like private property, religion, ect.
Naturally this has resulted in a lot of memes about him.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 21, 2016, 11:04:37 pm
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on February 21, 2016, 11:56:29 pm
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.

I would not be surprised to learn someone has already tried to copyright a gender identity and demand that nobody else declare themselves to be that gender without paying a licensing fee.

I mean, they've already claimed you can't declare yourself certain genders without it being cultural appropriation, so the basic seeds are there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 22, 2016, 12:02:53 am
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.

I would not be surprised to learn someone has already tried to copyright a gender identity and demand that nobody else declare themselves to be that gender without paying a licensing fee.

I mean, they've already claimed you can't declare yourself certain genders without it being cultural appropriation, so the basic seeds are there.

Fuck, I've got to get in on this.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on February 22, 2016, 11:33:18 am
Why do people use the term "a few bad apples" to mean "isolated individuals"?
Isn't the term "A few bad apples spoils the bunch?"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on February 22, 2016, 12:20:54 pm
Why do people use the term "a few bad apples" to mean "isolated individuals"?
Isn't the term "A few bad apples spoils the bunch?"

The usual implication is that the organization in question had a system for dealing with those bad apples. Nothing to see here; move along -- and please, please don't investigate anything the organization might have done to facilitate those actions.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on February 22, 2016, 05:04:17 pm
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.

I would not be surprised to learn someone has already tried to copyright a gender identity and demand that nobody else declare themselves to be that gender without paying a licensing fee.

I mean, they've already claimed you can't declare yourself certain genders without it being cultural appropriation, so the basic seeds are there.

Fuck, I've got to get in on this.

Too late I have already registered trademarks and filed patents for 'crackersexual', 'breadesexual', 'brotsexual' (which is breadsexual but german) and 'unleavensexual'
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 22, 2016, 05:11:52 pm
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.

I would not be surprised to learn someone has already tried to copyright a gender identity and demand that nobody else declare themselves to be that gender without paying a licensing fee.

I mean, they've already claimed you can't declare yourself certain genders without it being cultural appropriation, so the basic seeds are there.

Fuck, I've got to get in on this.

Too late I have already registered trademarks and filed patents for 'crackersexual', 'breadesexual', 'brotsexual' (which is breadsexual but german) and 'unleavensexual'

Hah, jokes on you. Those aren't genders.

Meanwhile, I've trademarked "crackergender", "breadgender", "brotgender" and "unleavenedgender", as well as "sourdoughgender" and "wholegraingender" for good measure.
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Post by: Ultimate Paragon on February 22, 2016, 05:15:01 pm
Splatoon should allow you to purchase more genders.
Just imagine if Tumblr found a way to monetise genders. They'd make billions overnight.

I would not be surprised to learn someone has already tried to copyright a gender identity and demand that nobody else declare themselves to be that gender without paying a licensing fee.

I mean, they've already claimed you can't declare yourself certain genders without it being cultural appropriation, so the basic seeds are there.

Fuck, I've got to get in on this.

Too late I have already registered trademarks and filed patents for 'crackersexual', 'breadesexual', 'brotsexual' (which is breadsexual but german) and 'unleavensexual'

Hah, jokes on you. Those aren't genders.

Meanwhile, I've trademarked "crackergender", "breadgender", "brotgender" and "unleavenedgender", as well as "sourdoughgender" and "wholegraingender" for good measure.

I call "flatbreadgender."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on February 22, 2016, 05:24:11 pm
goddamn you all.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on February 22, 2016, 11:57:45 pm
Even though my 21st birthday is 6 months away, I'm thinking of for it getting another tattoo since the first one didn't hurt as much as it did, I'm trying to figure out which one to get.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on February 23, 2016, 12:06:33 am
Ooh! That's the fun phase. Going to do like a Pintrest board of just stuff you like or are you going for a theme?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on February 23, 2016, 12:09:13 am
Just shit I like, since I got a Rebel Alliance tattoo for my first one I was thinking of getting a Triforce or a Black Lantern Logo, or something from RWBY. Not sure but I got six months to decide.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on February 23, 2016, 12:11:17 am
Awesome!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on February 25, 2016, 04:07:04 am
Am I the only one who thinks Andrew Schlafly will depend on and perhaps even live with his mom for the rest of her life...and then a few months after her death, though he won't stop consulting her necessarily.

Look at a picture of Schlafly to get the joke.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on February 25, 2016, 08:40:50 am
The teacher I correct slides for has a habit of using more than one exclamation mark at a time. I'm reminded of Terry Pratchett, and worried for his mental state.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on March 11, 2016, 11:34:35 am
There's nothing more awkward than finding a Livejournal full of fantastic rare historical photos that's also run by a Russian right-wing nationalist.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on March 13, 2016, 11:54:31 pm
I kind of wonder what would happen if there was an experiment where people move into houses that are "haunted" or have a dark past without that information being told to them, while other people move into normal houses that they've been told are "haunted" or have a bad history.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on March 14, 2016, 12:07:13 am
I kind of wonder what would happen if there was an experiment where people move into houses that are "haunted" or have a dark past without that information being told to them, while other people move into normal houses that they've been told are "haunted" or have a bad history.
My guess is the people in the normal houses would start interpreting normal things as hauntings, while the people in the "haunted houses would have normal lives. Paranoia is powerful.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 15, 2016, 08:25:51 am
"2/3rds of Americans believe President Obama's supreme court nominee should receive a fair hearing in the senate."

...The thing that should be getting the attention is that 1/3 of Americans apparently don't think that the nominee should receive fair treatment. How partisan do you have to be that even if the nominee is good you think they are tainted simply because Obama chose them?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on March 15, 2016, 12:22:11 pm
All of Obama's candidates for Scalia's vacancy are either brown, yellow-brown, and/or female, and/or foreign born. So, you see the mentality of the "Real Miss America" meme: where are the white males?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 15, 2016, 12:26:25 pm
...Are white men underrepresented in the "Miss America" contests? [/comically missing the point]
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Feral Dog on March 18, 2016, 10:10:07 am
I started laughing at work today because the phrase "testicular homicide" sort of... appeared in my head, complete with the mental image of someone being teabagged to death.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on March 18, 2016, 11:43:50 am
Happy Paris Commune anniversary!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 18, 2016, 04:01:07 pm
East parts of Finland had, or at least used to have, places called "Pien-homovaara" and "Suur-homovaara." Those were locations of several battles during WW2 and I was just reading about an officer who got a medal for his participation in those battles. "Pien" means "minor" and "suur" means "major." "Homo" means homo(sexual) in Finnish (as it does in several other languages) and "vaara" means two different things, one of them being threat. I know that in actuality those places are simply called minor-gay-hill and major-gay-hill but I am tired enough to giggle at the thought of places being called "minor and major danger of homosexuals."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: R. U. Sirius on March 18, 2016, 04:39:16 pm
If you have sex with a clone of yourself that has all your memories and thoughts up to the moment of cloning, is it masturbation or incest?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on March 18, 2016, 05:28:29 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on March 18, 2016, 05:35:38 pm
East parts of Finland had, or at least used to have, places called "Pien-homovaara" and "Suur-homovaara." Those were locations of several battles during WW2 and I was just reading about an officer who got a medal for his participation in those battles. "Pien" means "minor" and "suur" means "major." "Homo" means homo(sexual) in Finnish (as it does in several other languages) and "vaara" means two different things, one of them being threat. I know that in actuality those places are simply called minor-gay-hill and major-gay-hill but I am tired enough to giggle at the thought of places being called "minor and major danger of homosexuals."

I'm unfamiliar with Finnish naming conventions, but you're sure the name was originally intended to mean "homosexual"?

I would have guessed it meant some variant on "people's hill".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on March 18, 2016, 07:32:15 pm
If you have sex with a clone of yourself that has all your memories and thoughts up to the moment of cloning, is it masturbation or incest?

And to think how many wasted opportunities over hundreds of Star Trek series episodes...XD *

Troy! Troy! Troy! (might as well make it an orgy) Troy! Troy!
Damn those chicken-shit producers.







*for non-Trek fans: transporter malfunction twins. holodeck glitch twins.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on March 21, 2016, 01:17:21 pm
Who here gets really horny for no reason?

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/national_ecological_deficit
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on March 21, 2016, 02:23:14 pm
There are people who don't?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 21, 2016, 02:45:48 pm
Who here gets really horny for no reason?

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/national_ecological_deficit
Who here breathes air and eats food?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on March 21, 2016, 03:19:29 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on March 21, 2016, 03:23:35 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.

Why would you give either of them a platform? At best you'd get hours of anti-establishment whining, and at worst they'd use that platform to gain adherents.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on March 21, 2016, 03:36:27 pm
Cause it would be funny to see two moron's duke it out and watch the proceeding fallout from it, also cause it would piss off a very large amount of people and that is a big plus in my book.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on March 21, 2016, 06:06:18 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.

Why would you give either of them a platform? At best you'd get hours of anti-establishment whining, and at worst they'd use that platform to gain adherents.

Who made you the arbiter of who deserves a platform?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on March 21, 2016, 06:09:55 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.

Why would you give either of them a platform? At best you'd get hours of anti-establishment whining, and at worst they'd use that platform to gain adherents.

Who made you the arbiter of who deserves a platform?

I don't think he ever declared himself such an arbiter. Though, he does have the constitutionally protected right to say both groups are asshats that should be ignored.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ultimate Paragon on March 21, 2016, 06:12:43 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.

Why would you give either of them a platform? At best you'd get hours of anti-establishment whining, and at worst they'd use that platform to gain adherents.

Who made you the arbiter of who deserves a platform?

I don't think he ever declared himself such an arbiter. Though, he does have the constitutionally protected right to say both groups are asshats that should be ignored.

That he does.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on March 21, 2016, 06:13:41 pm
So I thought of the best argument I would want to take place, a Flat-earther and a Hollow-earther I want to see two of those colossal idiot's argue as to who's inaccurate version of Earth is correct.

Why would you give either of them a platform? At best you'd get hours of anti-establishment whining, and at worst they'd use that platform to gain adherents.

Who made you the arbiter of who deserves a platform?

Okay, maybe that was a little unrealistic. But you've got to admit I would be the best qualified person for the job.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on March 21, 2016, 06:39:57 pm
I sincerely hate it when a person expresses an opinion and another person jumps in all "well, who made you the supreme arbiter of right and wrong?"

...no one did. I was expressing my own subjective opinion. Get off my ass with this arbiter bullshit and grow some context-reading comprehension and common fucking sense, maybe.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on March 21, 2016, 06:43:34 pm
I sincerely hate it when a person expresses an opinion and another person jumps in all "well, who made you the supreme arbiter of right and wrong?"

...no one did. I was expressing my own subjective opinion. Get off my ass with this arbiter bullshit and grow some context-reading comprehension and common fucking sense, maybe.

Kid, I like your style.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2016, 09:38:46 am
Why do dvd/blu-ray players have an "eject" button on the remote?  You have to get up and go over to the player to remove/swap the disc, so what's the point?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on March 22, 2016, 10:03:50 am
Perhaps it's so that your Certified Assistance Dog can grab the disc and crunch it up while glancing lovingly at you and wagging his tail? Or, should you be so lucky, it's so your Certified Assistance Monkey can grab the disc and Frisbee it at you, screeching with evil simian glee at your expression of helpless shock and betrayal as the shiny-shiny smacks right into your face, because you're a quadriplegic?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on March 22, 2016, 10:57:34 am
I'd say the 2nd one is probably the reason.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 25, 2016, 04:25:56 am
Just realized the "angsty teen" sterotype is rooted in mocking depressed people.
That's a bit of a stretch. Teen angst is largely a combination of being scared and unsure of the future and good old fashioned raging hormones. Whether or not it's in poor taste to mock it is a whole other debate, but it's rather absurd to suggest something that something pretty much every otherwise mentally healthy person goes through at that age is a mental illness.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on March 25, 2016, 06:01:04 am
Yeah, having been both an angsty teen and a teen (and adult) with actual depression I have to say they're kind of two different things.  Albeit two different but often intertwining things.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on March 25, 2016, 03:10:08 pm
Is it really a stereotype if it's true? I mean, let's be honest, a significant percentage of teens, possibly even a majority of teens are, for lack of a better term, angsty.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on March 29, 2016, 02:00:53 am
I actually appreciate the Youtube genre (is it even a genre? broader concept, whatever) of "people play games/try new foods/do some other pedestrian activity and react to it and try to be funny but not like in a scripted Internet Reviewer way". Like, vlogs and Let's Plays and shit. It feels kinda down-to-earth? Like, this is just some guy/gal/whatever like the rest of us sharing their experiences and feelings on something and fucking around and passing the time and having fun, it has a feeling of closeness and casual sharing to it. There might not be any groundbreaking philosophical discourse or height of comedy going on, but it has the feel of proximity to it, except it's long-distance and one-sided. I like it, it feels homely and sincere and unpretentious.

I don't know, I'm tired.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on March 31, 2016, 06:10:38 pm
Hong Kong 97 is pretty much a real life video game creepypasta.  Just describe the game out loud to understand why.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 02, 2016, 12:39:33 am
That chilling feeling when your mother likes a Facebook post you made.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sleepy on April 03, 2016, 12:56:07 am
The Japanese book that I'm studying has "culture clips" in it where it describes various aspects of their culture. The one I read today states that the Japanese often refer to green items as blue. For example, a ripe granny smith apple would be called blue, or a green traffic light would be referred to as blue (even though they're both green). This is strange to me, but I'm trying to think of any cultural equivalents we have, since I'm sure they exist.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 03, 2016, 01:27:18 am
Did they say anything about the significance of it?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on April 03, 2016, 01:51:30 am
The Japanese book that I'm studying has "culture clips" in it where it describes various aspects of their culture. The one I read today states that the Japanese often refer to green items as blue. For example, a ripe granny smith apple would be called blue, or a green traffic light would be referred to as blue (even though they're both green). This is strange to me, but I'm trying to think of any cultural equivalents we have, since I'm sure they exist.

One that comes to mind is English speakers typically referring to cyan as a blue color instead of a distinct blend of green and blue.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 03, 2016, 10:19:38 am
I dunno about other English speakers, but I tend to refer to it as aqua, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 03, 2016, 01:42:09 pm
Red hair.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sleepy on April 03, 2016, 11:45:21 pm
Did they say anything about the significance of it?

Nope. My understanding is that they didn't distinguish between the two until after WWII, so it was already ingrained in their culture by then.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 04, 2016, 05:22:43 am
I just had a strange thought.

When I first joined here, I looked at all these people with 500+ and I thought of them as the "big cheeses" around here. Now, I've got over a thousand. I wonder what kind of impression newbies have of me?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 04, 2016, 11:47:17 am
I've heard in Japan some traffic lights have a blue light instead of green, as culturally they are the same colour and therefore carry the same connotations and associations.  I've also heard the blue = green thing exists in other countries as well

I Haven't been to Japan so I can't confirm if the traffic light thing is true.  Hopefully I'll be going there next year so if I remember, which I won't, I'll let you know.

Also, don't forget blue/green is one of the most common forms of colorblindness.  So I wonder if that has anything to do with it.  Are colorblindness rates higher among far east Asians?  I know it's more common in men than women but I don't know if that's relevant outside of Japan being a male dominated society for a very long time...but so were/are a lot of countries who don't treat blue and green the same.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on April 04, 2016, 07:29:49 pm
Color is not as black and white as we like to think. Even us westerners didn't' recognize orange as distinct until fairly recently. And the thing is, if you don't recognize a color, your brain will actually see it as another one. Look up blue in the Illiad.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 04, 2016, 09:37:57 pm
Hope you don't mind.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on April 04, 2016, 09:58:46 pm
Not at all.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 04, 2016, 10:28:59 pm
I swear that, one day, I will make taco-on-a-stick, or a tacosicle.  Why?  Because motherfucking science, that's why.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 05, 2016, 01:57:49 am
On the subject of colour - which I think we'd actually moved on from but never mind - similarly to colourblindness being more common in men than women, women in general have better colour vision than men and can see a wider range of colours.

I don't really have a point, it's just one of many random factoids I find interesting and it makes me wonder why it's the case.  What about our evolution made colour more important for women and gave them an advantage over women with lesser colour vision.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on April 05, 2016, 09:47:33 am
Well, it may have been tied to another gene combination that led them to not die before childbirth more often. Humans being able to perceive full color means that a predator's pattern camouflage won't fool your eyes as effectively. Or, if you wanna go old school on gender roles in primitive societies, it meant they could better perceive amongst the forest foliage the fruits, nuts and mushrooms to pick and fresh kills to steal more often, meaning they could support more kids. As to why men are more likely to be colorblind, I just can't imagine. All the great apes and probably all of our prehuman ancestors had color vision. Being social creatures, and the meme that men hunt in groups as a team would maybe negate the disadvantage of color blindness. Maybe all the guys who became master flint knappers and tool makers were the color blind dudes? I've heard that colorblindness can sharpen your skills in seeing contrast and texture, very useful for a craftsman. A guy hanging around the camp, always seen working at a skilled trade would be a naturally attractive mate for a lot of women.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 05, 2016, 10:34:36 am
I'm probably one of the few people out there who enjoy Iron Man 2.

Ironbite-but then again I'm completely mad.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 05, 2016, 11:07:57 am
I liked Iron man 2. Rourke does a great performance as does the dude playing Hammer. The latter in particular does a great job at playing well a character that is bad at performing but does it anyway. Seriously. Comedic genius at telling bad jokes.

And Vanko makes a nice contrast with Stark.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 05, 2016, 02:01:29 pm
I'm probably one of the few people out there who enjoy Iron Man 2.

Ironbite-but then again I'm completely mad.

I remember some random person on the interwebs summing up Iron Man 2 quite succinctly at the time:

"It's like getting a blow job from someone who's not very good at blow jobs: it's not the best blow job in the world but it's still a blow job."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 05, 2016, 02:05:02 pm
Well, it may have been tied to another gene combination that led them to not die before childbirth more often. Humans being able to perceive full color means that a predator's pattern camouflage won't fool your eyes as effectively. Or, if you wanna go old school on gender roles in primitive societies, it meant they could better perceive amongst the forest foliage the fruits, nuts and mushrooms to pick and fresh kills to steal more often, meaning they could support more kids. As to why men are more likely to be colorblind, I just can't imagine. All the great apes and probably all of our prehuman ancestors had color vision. Being social creatures, and the meme that men hunt in groups as a team would maybe negate the disadvantage of color blindness. Maybe all the guys who became master flint knappers and tool makers were the color blind dudes? I've heard that colorblindness can sharpen your skills in seeing contrast and texture, very useful for a craftsman. A guy hanging around the camp, always seen working at a skilled trade would be a naturally attractive mate for a lot of women.

All seem like pretty good possibilities to me.  There's also the possibility that women seeing more colours didn't have any actual advantage over women who saw fewer colours, that it was simply a seemingly unrelated by-product of a different, advantageous mutation.  I think there's a term for that I'm bolloxed if I can remember what it is.  Dawkins talks about it in one of his books...but again I can't remember which sodding one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on April 05, 2016, 07:38:31 pm
Spandrel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel_%28biology%29).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on April 06, 2016, 12:22:09 am
Guess what bitches, the wolfs returned!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 06, 2016, 12:29:32 am
Awwwwwwwww shit!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 06, 2016, 12:34:37 am
Evolution isn't as efficient as people think it is. Particularly it doesn't prune off things that don't give advantage as long as it's not too harmful.

Then again, evolution is all about who gets to have kids that survive. Sometimes all you need for that is luck and sometimes a particularly useful genetic trait will disappear simply because the ones with the gene end up dead due to random tragedies.

Seeing as seeing as many colours humans can is already more than what most animals can it might be that the average colour blindness isn't so bad that it would really cause trouble to people.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on April 06, 2016, 12:50:37 am
Askold, I'm not sure if this is relevant or not, but it seems like the past couple thousand years or so we as a species have been able to live with a lot more mutations than we have in the past. Someone who is colorblind has had someone being them the right mushrooms in exchange for somd other good or service. If you're a blacksmith, seeing the color isn't as important than seeing the intensity of the glowing metal. A hunter looks for patterns and uses as hearing as anything. To put it another way, these mutations aren't the detriments they once were. And the colorblind blacksmith and hunter are able to successfully breed based on other qualities attractive to women. Anyways, society sends to be fighting evolution. But then I could be way off with this.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 06, 2016, 02:31:08 am
Spandrel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel_%28biology%29).

Ah, there we go.  Ta very much.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 06, 2016, 02:38:42 am
Evolution isn't as efficient as people think it is. Particularly it doesn't prune off things that don't give advantage as long as it's not too harmful.

Yes true, but surely for a trait to become the norm found the the majority of a population rather than the exception, even a very common exception, it must provide some advantage (or become sexually desirable)?  Otherwise why would it find its way into into the majority of that population rather just in a few or half the population?  How would it become the normal/standard or whatever the actual word I'm looking for is if having it or not having it made no difference to your chances of having offspring or to how many offspring you could have who shared the trait and would then be more likely to survive/breed and pass it on and so-on?  Or at least be caused by spandrel from a mutation that is advantageous if it isn't advantageous itself.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on April 06, 2016, 02:42:05 am
Well there are vestigial traits which no longer provide a benefit, I think the prime example is usually the appendix.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 06, 2016, 03:40:21 am
Well there are vestigial traits which no longer provide a benefit, I think the prime example is usually the appendix.

Fair point.  But still raises the question what was the benefit before the trait became no longer beneficial, but not detrimental enough to get selected out, and why did it cease to be benificial?

The colour vision thing also raises the totally definitely serious question of why aren't there more female snooker players?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 06, 2016, 08:16:50 am
I was under the impression that the appendix was actually much more useful than people claim.  If memory serves, its main role is a sort of reinforcement garrison for intestinal bacteria, mostly on standby unless something upsets the balance by either killing a number of them or they're ejected when you get a bout of the runs.  You can live without it easily enough, it just makes things more efficient, like our 2nd kidney and lung.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 06, 2016, 08:38:14 am
The colour vision thing also raises the totally definitely serious question of why aren't there more female snooker players?

The "obvious" answers would be that it has been considered a MANLY sport and women either haven't felt like they would want to try it due to the reputations and/or the few women trying it haven't been welcomed into the sport and have given up due to the bullying or purely since they get ignored.

And now comes the point where I use the Google to see if this has been investigated.

...

http://www.bbc.com/sport/snooker/27253279

One possible reason given is that few women can afford to play professionally (as single women generally make less money and apparently the idea of a husband/wife supporting his/her wife's hobby was not worth considering to the writer) and the top female Snooker player thinks that the main reason is that men have a single track mind that helps them concentrate on the game while women get distracted.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 06, 2016, 11:57:01 am
Its odd to me that, for all the extensive reflection features .Net has available to it, it has no method in the Type class to determine if you can create an instance of said type.  I had to actually create a method for that myself.  Not particularly annoying, since I know the rules regarding whether or not something is insantiable (must be public, non-abstract, and not an interface), just an...oddity.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 06, 2016, 12:05:45 pm
Self-hate level: strong enough to actually consider upgrading to Windows 10.

Skype hasn't worked for a week because of some bullshit about folder permissions (and when I tried to follow the instructions on the Skype forum, the motherhumper STILL won't let me log in), and I miss Skype.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 06, 2016, 12:09:59 pm
Did you install it to Program Files?  In Win 7 and above, do NOT install things like games and Skype to Program Files, as the folder is protected by default.  Mayhaps reinstall it to a separate folder outside Program Files and see if it stops bitching, then?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 06, 2016, 12:18:11 pm
It just started ragging on about folder permissions out of the blue after months of working perfectly. I'll try your thing, though.

EDIT: Nope. Reinstalled it, moved Skype away from Program Files, still doesn't work. The net says I should remove Read Only from Appdata folders or some shit. I tried that, but when I checked, they'd been returned to Read Only and I had to do that shit again. FUCK.

DOUBLE EDIT: Turns out I just had the wrong password all along. WHY THE DICKSHITTING CHRIST DID IT SAY THERE WAS A FOLDER PERMISSION ERROR! GAAAH! SHIT GOT ME HEATED!
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Post by: RavynousHunter on April 06, 2016, 05:38:20 pm
It just started ragging on about folder permissions out of the blue after months of working perfectly. I'll try your thing, though.

EDIT: Nope. Reinstalled it, moved Skype away from Program Files, still doesn't work. The net says I should remove Read Only from Appdata folders or some shit. I tried that, but when I checked, they'd been returned to Read Only and I had to do that shit again. FUCK.

DOUBLE EDIT: Turns out I just had the wrong password all along. WHY THE DICKSHITTING CHRIST DID IT SAY THERE WAS A FOLDER PERMISSION ERROR! GAAAH! SHIT GOT ME HEATED!

That's...actually a very good question.  Skype is more than a little derpy, sometimes, though.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on April 06, 2016, 06:31:05 pm
In that moment before being asleep where your mind is racing and thoughts just flow from one thing to another: I had one of those last night where I realized why the Anti-GMO movement pisses me off. Now, the legal side of me realizes that we have free speech and you should be able to lobby society and speak your mind. I get that. But it's a bunch of rich, white, panicky people with money who spend that money to speak their mind and sway public opinion with GMO fears. That's their right.

But the part that bugs me is that there is no scientific basis for their claims. They're a bunch of nutjobs who can't realize there is this thing called science. It kind of proved the world was round and led to the creation of the Internet, which is revolutionizing societies, and it has something to say: "you're wrong." And instead of funding science to assuage their fears and benefit society with more research, they spend that money to fear monger among idiots who don't want to do basic research. And I hate that, because it's fucking up a lot of things. It's impoverishing  global farmers who rely on GMO plants. It's making Americans sick because you dolts care more about GMO harms than real harms like E. "to the motherfucking" Coli. It's a million dollar lobby, pushing fears onto affluent idiots who think they're too smart to fall for stupid bullshit, which is happening. It's like, why can't they just dump all this money into actual scientific and impartial scientists to make sure GMO foods are safe for them and just fuck off?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on April 06, 2016, 06:59:39 pm
In that moment before being asleep where your mind is racing and thoughts just flow from one thing to another: I had one of those last night where I realized why the Anti-GMO movement pisses me off. Now, the legal side of me realizes that we have free speech and you should be able to lobby society and speak your mind. I get that. But it's a bunch of rich, white, panicky people with money who spend that money to speak their mind and sway public opinion with GMO fears. That's their right.

But the part that bugs me is that there is no scientific basis for their claims. They're a bunch of nutjobs who can't realize there is this thing called science. It kind of proved the world was round and led to the creation of the Internet, which is revolutionizing societies, and it has something to say: "you're wrong." And instead of funding science to assuage their fears and benefit society with more research, they spend that money to fear monger among idiots who don't want to do basic research. And I hate that, because it's fucking up a lot of things. It's impoverishing  global farmers who rely on GMO plants. It's making Americans sick because you dolts care more about GMO harms than real harms like E. "to the motherfucking" Coli. It's a million dollar lobby, pushing fears onto affluent idiots who think they're too smart to fall for stupid bullshit, which is happening. It's like, why can't they just dump all this money into actual scientific and impartial scientists to make sure GMO foods are safe for them and just fuck off?

There are a couple of important political points they bring to light; specifically the power imbalance corporate factory farms have over local farmers and the legal instrument of biopatents being used as intended to enrich a few corporations while needlessly making GMO food more expensive than it should be.

It's tragic how the movements interested in those problems are so inextricably linked with anti-GMO woo, though. Unless the rational activists both strongly condemn and extract themselves from such toxic antiscience, I can't find it in myself to support them.
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Post by: davedan on April 06, 2016, 07:40:46 pm
The thing is like anything else, GMO can be used for the benefit of humankind or it can be used to make a person wealthy. For instance GMO crops can produce higher yields using less pesticides which is good. But then they can be made with stop 'codons' so poor farmers have to buy seed every year rather than occasionally.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on April 07, 2016, 01:37:54 am
I found out that Nightwish is from Finland. Between them, Apocalyptica, and Korpiklaani, it seems like Finland does nothing but make awesome music.

I love Northern Europe.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on April 07, 2016, 06:15:43 pm
You know, I've had a thought about why it seems the Republicans in the House and Senate just don't want anything to work.

They're all impotent.

Literally, they're impotent. They cannot get their dinguses to work so they, in spite, decided if they cannot get em up then they'll make everything else not work too!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 08, 2016, 02:21:08 am
I found out that Nightwish is from Finland. Between them, Apocalyptica, and Korpiklaani, it seems like Finland does nothing but make awesome music.

I love Northern Europe.

Nowhere is more Metal than Northern Europe.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 08, 2016, 02:24:28 am
I found out that Nightwish is from Finland. Between them, Apocalyptica, and Korpiklaani, it seems like Finland does nothing but make awesome music.

I love Northern Europe.

Nowhere is more Metal than Northern Europe.

Sonata Arctica, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, Amorphis and Finntroll are also worth checking out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 08, 2016, 10:03:46 am
If you include other Scandinavian countries, then you get gems like Amon Amarth, who are Swedish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 08, 2016, 10:51:09 am
As a Finn I'm obligated to say: fuck Sweden.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on April 08, 2016, 01:07:17 pm
As a Finn I'm obligated to say: fuck Sweden.

I thought that was the job of the Danish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 08, 2016, 01:29:47 pm
Us too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on April 12, 2016, 11:56:49 am
Does anyone else think there's a double standard when it comes to talking about racism in the Mormon religion?  Not that the racism in there history shouldn't be called out, are they really any worse then other right wing americans?  For example the Southern Baptist Convention was created more or less for the specific purpose of defending slavery and later segregation and took even longer then the Mormons did to try to clean up their act.  Seriously they didn't denounce slavery until 1995.  But I've seen lots of people call ie Harry Reid a racist cause he's Mormon but never anyone single out Southern baptists the same way.  And not just religious people, atheists too seem to be a lot more willing to attack Mormons over their racist history then mainstream Christians.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 12, 2016, 12:44:17 pm
What are you talking about? Pretty much every time I hear the words "Southern Baptist," it's related to some sort of ultra-reactionary opinion they hold, including racism.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on April 12, 2016, 01:44:31 pm
Mormonism is relatively safe to criticize, since they are so new their bullshit is still overtly cultish, and does not have the hoar-frosted, kingly mantle of olden tymes "respectability". Lots of conservitives come out right and say Mormons are cultists. I actually kinda like how fucking weird their dogma is. The storyline of the Book of Mormon is just like a bad Victorian era romantic adventure penny novel. Scientology's lore lacks the sweeping grandeur and heroic saga elements. The Bible is just so crudely cobbled together, relies entirely too much on gore, gets bogged down in details (begats - oh, please kill me rather than make me read through that again!) Really, it's over-all a painful, exhausting read.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 12, 2016, 02:28:08 pm
Numbers 7.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on April 12, 2016, 02:39:28 pm
This could also go in the "Things That Annoy You" thread, but why, when both 35mm film and modern digital camera sensors are 3:2, are 3:2 picture frames so hard  to come by?  12x18 inch frames are fairly common but if you want 3:2 in any other standard frame size, so you don't have to crop your pictures, well then tough shit.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 15, 2016, 08:02:37 am
It's my birthday. And now I have to deal with people wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook like "haven't talked to you in years, haven't talked to you in years, you're kind of a dick and I don't really like you, I can't just give a blanket thanks because some people went through the effort to write something other than just "happy birthday" or "congratulations"" ...bluh.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 15, 2016, 08:11:43 am
It's my birthday. And now I have to deal with people wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook like "haven't talked to you in years, haven't talked to you in years, you're kind of a dick and I don't really like you, I can't just give a blanket thanks because some people went through the effort to write something other than just "happy birthday" or "congratulations"" ...bluh.
I believe you can turn birthday notifications off. Facebook not telling everyone on your friends list that it's your birthday really helps to put a stop to that kind of bullshit.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on April 15, 2016, 12:55:54 pm
And BTW, Happy Birthday, ET! You don't mind it from any of us here, do ya? XD
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on April 15, 2016, 01:27:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzXO_5e8oO0
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on April 15, 2016, 01:46:21 pm
And BTW, Happy Birthday, ET! You don't mind it from any of us here, do ya? XD

Nah. :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on April 15, 2016, 03:26:28 pm
Hippo Birdy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on April 16, 2016, 12:33:22 am
Kinkshaming a Masocism would cause them to feel humiliated and thus more aroused but would also cause the other person to kinkshame them harder thus causing the Masocist to feel more humiliated an thus causi-
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 16, 2016, 12:35:13 am
Kinkshaming a Masocism would cause them to feel humiliated and thus more aroused but would also cause the other person to kinkshame them harder thus causing the Masocist to feel more humiliated an thus causi-
If a sadist did it then they would both jizz so hard that their balls would turn inside out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on April 16, 2016, 10:25:29 am
Kinkshaming a Masocism would cause them to feel humiliated and thus more aroused but would also cause the other person to kinkshame them harder thus causing the Masocist to feel more humiliated an thus causi-

stop kinkshaming kinkshamers
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 16, 2016, 12:35:58 pm
Kinkshaming a Masocism would cause them to feel humiliated and thus more aroused but would also cause the other person to kinkshame them harder thus causing the Masocist to feel more humiliated an thus causi-
If a sadist did it then they would both jizz so hard that their balls would turn inside out.

If it's safe, sane, and consensual, does it even count as kinkshaming? Or would it just be kinky shaming.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on April 25, 2016, 04:09:14 pm
It's interesting reading science fiction novels from the 90s and seeing what they got right and what they got wrong.  Like visions of the distant future of 2011 with reasonably accurate smartphones and immortality via nanobots.
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Post by: rookie on April 25, 2016, 05:30:12 pm
It's interesting reading science fiction novels from the 90s and seeing what they got right and what they got wrong.  Like visions of the distant future of 2011 with reasonably accurate smartphones and immortality via nanobots.

Have you ever read from earlier, like 60s and 70s? Star Trek and James Bond from that era, some of that which actually came to pass.
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Post by: pyro on April 25, 2016, 07:54:27 pm
It's interesting reading science fiction novels from the 90s and seeing what they got right and what they got wrong.  Like visions of the distant future of 2011 with reasonably accurate smartphones and immortality via nanobots.

Have you ever read from earlier, like 60s and 70s? Star Trek and James Bond from that era, some of that which actually came to pass.

I'm not sure if tricorders count, since the first flipphone was called the STAR-TAC and was designed to look like the ones from Star Trek.
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Post by: rookie on April 26, 2016, 02:10:50 am
True. But push to talk was pretty damn close, design aesthetics notwithstanding. And touch screens. And I forget what they called that thing Nimoy was always carrying around when they'd go off exploring. Now we call it either Google or Siri. And big screen tvs are getting there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on April 26, 2016, 10:54:46 am
Spock's device was the Tricorder, a very versatile telemetry device. Newer handheld medical multimeters are already close to Dr. McCoy's version, but handheld examination scanners (micro CTs) are a ways off yet.
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Post by: Even Then on April 26, 2016, 11:52:47 am
You know, I don't think I've ever heard of an instance where a woman was sending constant unsolicited and unwanted vagina pics to a man.

Also: "Well, what's so hard about it?" is honestly such a fucking aggravating question. It's like going up to someone having a sudden attack of something they don't know they have and asking them "well, what's so hard about breathing?" Believe me, motherfucker, I'd be motherfucking delighted to find out too and when I do I'll let you know, but in the meantime I can't fucking breathe, acknowledge that instead of implicitly blaming my own stupidity maybe?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on April 29, 2016, 03:17:36 am
Seneca. I'm also fond of Voltaire, Nietzsche, Zeno, Hume, and Anaximander.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 29, 2016, 04:02:04 am
I like that deranged homeless guy who lives at the park. He has some spooky insights, man.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 29, 2016, 10:54:30 am
Yogi Berra (https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Yogi_Berra)
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Post by: RavynousHunter on April 29, 2016, 11:10:32 am
Sun Tzu.  He's the only one whose works I've actually read.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on April 29, 2016, 02:50:06 pm
You're all scrubs. Diogenes was the best philosopher of all time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 29, 2016, 02:55:54 pm
Markus Kajo: "Long story short, the life of a human being is a journey going from one crisis to another. It is as if you were standing on the ghost train of a carnival with your back to the front of the train: You can only see the past and the present and you will never know when the next rafter will hit the back of your head. But you are certain that it will hit you.

Such is life."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on April 29, 2016, 02:59:35 pm
Okay, yeah, I see it. But maybe don't read any Markus Kajo for a while.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on April 30, 2016, 02:11:20 am
Confucius.
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Post by: Ironchew on April 30, 2016, 03:06:58 am
"Favorite philosophies" is a more interesting topic than "favorite philosopher", in my opinion.

Methodological naturalism as a tool of science has a lot going for it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Vypernight on April 30, 2016, 05:01:25 am
Anyone here have a favourite philosopher?

Murphy
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Post by: Zygarde on April 30, 2016, 09:41:49 pm
So I discovered Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and all I have to say is that it indeed lives up to it's title.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on May 21, 2016, 12:53:16 pm
Has anyone ever responded to a comment thinking it was a joke, then realized the person was dead serious?

For me it's usually the other way around. #autismproblems
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on May 27, 2016, 02:24:22 pm
Vladimir Putin.

Putin.

Grigori Rasputin.


Rasputin.


Putin.


RAS-Putin.


Coincidence? I think not.

(http://demotywatory.pl//uploads/1258546006_by_Varti_600.jpg)

Has anyone actually seen these people in the same room at the same time or am I crazy for thinking that Rasputin faked his death and resurfaced as "Putin."

...That's a really weak attempt at a fake name. He couldn't even think of more than one new first name and went with "Vladimir, son of Vladimir." And who actually believed the ridiculous legend of his death? That was like five guys blurting a different way for him to die all at the same time when they were questioned and then they tried to claim that all the deaths were true. 9 year olds can make up better lies.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on May 27, 2016, 08:10:38 pm
I really should start working on taking in other points of view to weigh them instead of just dismissing them outright.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on May 29, 2016, 12:07:34 am
Vladimir Putin.

Putin.

Grigori Rasputin.


Rasputin.


Putin.


RAS-Putin.


Coincidence? I think not.

(http://demotywatory.pl//uploads/1258546006_by_Varti_600.jpg)

Has anyone actually seen these people in the same room at the same time or am I crazy for thinking that Rasputin faked his death and resurfaced as "Putin."

...That's a really weak attempt at a fake name. He couldn't even think of more than one new first name and went with "Vladimir, son of Vladimir." And who actually believed the ridiculous legend of his death? That was like five guys blurting a different way for him to die all at the same time when they were questioned and then they tried to claim that all the deaths were true. 9 year olds can make up better lies.

(http://s10.postimg.org/k1q0v112x/499b80c0_b216_408b_9a9a_6c28a9b80181.jpg)

WAKE UP, WORLD!

(Also that Putin picture is funnier if you know Russian. When you're counting in Russian, you say "raz" instead of "odin (one)". So "razputin, dvaputin" would be "one Putin, two Putin.")
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on May 29, 2016, 12:16:39 am
Did you know that President George W. Bush "accidentally" called referred to Putin as Rasputin? Now why would he make a mistake like that?????????????
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on June 02, 2016, 02:26:17 am
Am I the only person who hates the popular quote "Someone who would give up essential freedom for security deserves neither freedom or security."

I mean why?  If I liked in the 1770s and decided I'd rather keep the security of living under King George then risk having my family killed in the revolution, why is that so terrible a choice?  Heck, isn't the quote itself anti-freedom?  How can you call it freedom to say you HAVE to pick freedom over security or you lose both?

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 02, 2016, 11:16:01 am
I think "temporary" freedom was a qualifier, but yeah it's kind of fucked up. Everyone deserves both freedom and security.

Freedom vs security is a hard tradeoff to make, and no solved by witty quotes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on June 03, 2016, 10:18:32 am
I wonder what booze tastes like in a world without corn.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 03, 2016, 10:42:26 am
I wonder what booze tastes like in a world without corn.

Wine, mead, vodka etc. Not all booze is made from corn.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: mellenORL on June 03, 2016, 01:51:06 pm
Jack Daniels = the only booze. Apparently. I like rum and vodka much more.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 07, 2016, 03:11:43 am
Finland is having the weirdest political scandal in a while. The Left Alliance (Short history: they are the biggest successor to the original communist party. Once USSR fell the original communist party in Finland had a bit of a fracas and was divided into several parties. LA actually seem like decent folk and one of the more sensible parties in Finland at the moment. Currently they mainly support Nordic Democracy kind of government.) elected a new leader for the party and several people and news agencies that are NOT in the party or connected to it are complaining about how the election was held.

You see, normally in Finland party leaders are chosen by what is basically a caucus (often the nominees are pre-selected by the inner circle / leaders of the party and then the members in the party meeting get to vote on them.) This time the LA let all their members vote before the official meeting and the winner got over 60% of votes from the 10'000 party members.  And for some reason this is a horrible breach of democracy and a scandal. No really, politicians, bloggers and even the editor of a magazine wrote how this kind of system is not part of a western democracy and how it is horrible because now the 3% of the members who take part in the official meeting can not vote on this matter (although they already did vote, along with all the other members) and the party leadership cannot make the final call on who gets elected because their hands have been tied up by the voting process...

So far the only actual definition on how this is undemocratic came from someone who complained that this is like "communists deciding who is the company commander by voting on it" (rather than following the established chain of command.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on June 10, 2016, 02:59:07 am
After reading some stuff about Gary Johnson I started thinking the line everyone was using that Libertarians are Fiscally Liberal and Socially Conservative makes no sense.  Libertarians generally use the Nolan Chart/political compass approach to defining political ideologies:

Conservatives: small government of fiscal matter, big government on social ones
Liberals: Big government on fiscal matters, small government of social ones.
Libertarians: small government for both.

That's nonsense.  Liberals DON'T want a small government on social issues.  They want a big government that enforces anti-discrimination laws, punishes companies that allow sexual harassment, makes abortions readily available via socialized medicine, enacts affirmative action, maybe even criminalizes hate speech.  Libertarians are against all that.

So I've been brain farting all week about what I see as a more accurate replacement for the Nolan Chart approach:

Liberal Stance: The status quo sucks, we need a bigger government to make it better.
Conservative Stance: The status quo is/was good, we need a medium sized government to protect/restore it.
Libertarian Stance: We shouldn't fear change but we shouldn't force it, so we need a small government that won't act either way.

That seems a more accurate description of Liberals, conservatives and libertarians too me then the nolan chart.  Liberals want a government that intervenes in society to reduce poverty and reduce bigotry.  Libertarians don't want the government to enforce bigoted laws, but they want to stop at removing such laws from the books and no more.  This also gets into economics, political scientists have found that republican voters actually disagree with their leaders on economic matters, they strongly support keeping social security and medicare, tougher business regulations, and trade protectionism, big government stances all.  But I'd counter that's not fiscally liberal, what they want is for the government to protect the social order via Welfare Chauvinism.  They support cutting government programs out of a belief that liberals were undercutting the social order with welfare programs that were putting black people on equal footing with white people (and that's terrible) not because they don't want government involvement in the economy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on June 10, 2016, 03:25:36 pm
I had a romantically-laced dream about a guy last night. I don't remember much of it, but I remember that it was angsty and involved shouting and crying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on June 11, 2016, 11:55:17 am
... it was angsty and involved shouting and crying.

You should turn it into a book and then sell the film rights, you'll be rolling in money in no time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on June 11, 2016, 12:37:55 pm
as if gay cinema would ever achieve mainstream success lmao
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on June 13, 2016, 03:45:16 am
as if gay cinema would ever achieve mainstream success lmao

Well not entirely consensual BDSM cinema and necrophilia cinema achieved mainstream success so you never know.

Edit:  I'm referring to 50 Shades and Twilight respectively in case anyone was confused.  And we all know jokes are funnier when you explain them.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 15, 2016, 01:21:59 pm
I mean, the sea lion is kind of an asshole by following people into their homes. But yeh. I have grown to strongly dislike every reference to it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on June 15, 2016, 02:51:59 pm
I like seals. As in the animal.

They're like adorable water-puppies.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on June 16, 2016, 02:31:07 am
Shall I be the dick who mentions that seals and sea lions are two different animals?  Actually I think technically I already have...fuck.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 17, 2016, 07:46:14 pm
Today, I learned that Little Rock, my hometown, is literally over 10x bigger than the city in which I currently live in terms of total land (and water) area.  302.5km^2 vs 27km^2.

God, I miss that city.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on June 18, 2016, 01:08:13 am
Shall I be the dick who mentions that seals and sea lions are two different animals?  Actually I think technically I already have...fuck.

Oh I know.

I just felt like saying I like seals.

Again, adorable water puppies.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on June 18, 2016, 03:35:36 pm
Today, I learned that Little Rock, my hometown, is literally over 10x bigger than the city in which I currently live in terms of total land (and water) area.  302.5km^2 vs 27km^2.

God, I miss that city.

Hey now it's not that small.

Ironbite-.....wait where do you live again?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 18, 2016, 04:40:12 pm
Today, I learned that Little Rock, my hometown, is literally over 10x bigger than the city in which I currently live in terms of total land (and water) area.  302.5km^2 vs 27km^2.

God, I miss that city.

Hey now it's not that small.

Ironbite-.....wait where do you live again?

Fredericksburg.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on June 18, 2016, 05:27:45 pm
Oh man that is small.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 18, 2016, 05:41:36 pm
Oh man that is small.

Don't remind me.  >.>
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 18, 2016, 05:57:38 pm
It's not about size, it's how you use it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on June 19, 2016, 05:37:17 am
Shall I be the dick who mentions that seals and sea lions are two different animals?  Actually I think technically I already have...fuck.

Oh I know.

I just felt like saying I like seals.

Again, adorable water puppies.

Seals will sometimes follow you, a bit like a dog or puppy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on June 22, 2016, 04:26:24 am
I'm a little tired right now and I might regret even typing this post later, but you don't know 'till you do it I guess.

I figured out why I think some people who claim they present a position they don't actually agree with out of some kind of "devil's advocacy" or "intellectual exercise" are actually just arguing their own position. It's in the wording.

Example: Someone (let's call them Final Rolemodel) is currently partaking in an Internet conversation over racism in video games, and they feel that "being a devil's advocate" is called for. If they ask the opposition "why do you think it's bad to allow gamers to have racist dialogue options towards these nonwhite characters in this game that's not set on a historical Earth period where racism was rampant", then I, the person reading the conversation, could conceivably buy that they're just arguing from that position out of an interest to advance thought or whatever. But if they instead said "why do you think black characters should be treated with kiddy gloves" then at that point I'd start raising an eyebrow.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 22, 2016, 11:55:26 am
I am amazed at how bad Fifty Shades of Grey is. Like honestly so astonished that the disgust at the poor writing is not the strongest emotion I feel when reading it.

Though I have only read random lines as I was trying to find an appropriate quote that I could use in a certain situation (I swear that I only had good intentions) but it's just simply impossible to find quote that would be worth the salvage efforts...

I mean, it's not even erotic. The characters try to talk dirty but they fail so badly that it ends up being embarrassing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on June 23, 2016, 06:37:29 pm
How come whenever Russian Spambot comes by, they don't post in Confidential Confessions?  It's the only subforum that's not touched (minus Lox Box).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on June 23, 2016, 06:47:47 pm
I wonder what booze tastes like in a world without corn.

Most of western civilization made booze without it until 1492.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 24, 2016, 08:44:36 am
How come whenever Russian Spambot comes by, they don't post in Confidential Confessions?  It's the only subforum that's not touched (minus Lox Box).
Can you post there without being logged in? Most of the spambots are using quest profiles.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 24, 2016, 02:49:16 pm
How come whenever Russian Spambot comes by, they don't post in Confidential Confessions?  It's the only subforum that's not touched (minus Lox Box).
Can you post there without being logged in? Most of the spambots are using quest profiles.

Guest posting only works in The Lounge.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on June 25, 2016, 08:46:54 pm
So for some reason I decided to buy a deck of tarot cards.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on June 26, 2016, 03:00:26 am
I am looking reem as fuck.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 26, 2016, 03:10:48 am
...Reem?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on June 26, 2016, 05:34:17 am
You're not devil's advocating if you're arguing the same thing you argued in earnest before, but this time with cherrypicked quotes agreeing with you.

...that's not in reference to niam looking reem, that's just a random thought.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 26, 2016, 07:50:52 am
...Reem?

According to Urban Dictionary, it is either a chav term for "sexy" or "hit whomever says this with a shovel."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 26, 2016, 07:52:27 am
...Reem?

According to Urban Dictionary, it is either a chav term for "sexy" or "hit whomever says this with a shovel."

Isn't that what the angryfrog screams?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 26, 2016, 08:06:39 am
...Reem?

According to Urban Dictionary, it is either a chav term for "sexy" or "hit whomever says this with a shovel."

Isn't that what the angryfrog screams?

I have no idea what the angryfrog is, soooooo...  >.>
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 26, 2016, 02:58:35 pm
When I got back from work I heard couple bangs. I assumed that it can't be gunshots since I live on the edge of a city.

I have now heard a few more such bangs and as I went to the balcony to see if I can find out what those noises (which started to sound more and more  like gunfire were.)

...I just saw two police officers in the forest behind the apartment building.

I have moved the kids away from that side of the building and hope that it's just some stupid kids playing around with firecrackers or something.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 26, 2016, 04:44:16 pm
I've finally managed to develope an ultra-fine powder made of dried horse piss, I hope to send it to people I disagree with on the Internet.

You dried Budweiser?  You monster!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on June 26, 2016, 05:39:29 pm
...Reem?

According to Urban Dictionary, it is either a chav term for "sexy" or "hit whomever says this with a shovel."

Originated from TOWIE.

I more or less decided to use it because...because.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 30, 2016, 06:32:05 am
I was reading an article about the kind of bullying that LGBT kids face in school. One incident was a kid who got slapped with cocks by two guys in a shower while they shouted "How does it feel to get some cock you fucking faggot?!"

a) That's cruel.

b) That's a good example of why people say that homophobes are gay but in denial.


I mean seriously... Bro.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 30, 2016, 10:26:12 am
God damn, that's gay.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on June 30, 2016, 10:27:02 am
It's because they see being gay as being a woman and so treat people like they think you treat women.  As mere sex objects rather then people.

Ironbite-cause that's all women are.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 02, 2016, 02:44:51 pm
They're so far in the closet they might as well have reached Narnia.

On another note, had my chest waxed. Hurt pretty bad, but I enjoyed it despite or perhaps because of that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 02, 2016, 03:58:27 pm
They're so far in the closet they might as well have reached Narnia.

On another note, had my chest waxed. Hurt pretty bad, but I enjoyed it despite or perhaps because of that.

Yeah, pain does it for me, too. That is, receiving pain, not causing it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 03, 2016, 12:03:01 am
Random thought: I wonder if anyone listens to the music that others post in the "What music are you listening to" thread. Probably not.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 03, 2016, 01:29:17 am
Random thought: I wonder if anyone listens to the music that others post in the "What music are you listening to" thread. Probably not.
Occasionally. I don't often check that thread.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on July 05, 2016, 01:31:33 am
The comments on that article are exactly what your cynical mind expects.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 05, 2016, 01:59:36 am
The Right these days is turning into a collection of Captain Planet villains.

In fact, there was an episode I recall watching as a kid that involved an election.

One of the candidates was Hoggish Greedly, a pig-man with...unusual skin tone...repugnant views...immoral business practise...

HOLY SHIT CAPTAIN FUCKING PLANET FORETOLD THE DONALD TRUMP CANDIDACY! TRUMP = HOGGISH GREEDLY CONFIRMED.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: I am lizard on July 09, 2016, 04:04:26 pm
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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 09, 2016, 05:24:20 pm
Meanwhile, I feel sorry for everyone else who has to share a planet with neopagans.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 09, 2016, 06:15:45 pm
Hey! Were not that bad.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Svata on July 11, 2016, 12:53:52 am
EoT, FoF, you lose.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 11, 2016, 01:05:29 am
Meanwhile, I feel sorry for everyone else who has to share a planet with neopagans.

Yeah, if the pagans are so smart, why did Jesus invade Pagan-land on the back of a dragon and kill them all!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on July 11, 2016, 01:28:59 am
Yeah I don't get that one, there are neopagans who are annoying but not a greater percentage then any other group of people I can think of.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: lord gibbon on July 11, 2016, 01:44:42 am
Meanwhile, I feel sorry for everyone else who has to share a planet with neopagans.

Yeah, if the pagans are so smart, why did Jesus invade Pagan-land on the back of a dragon and kill them all!
If you don't mind, I'd like to sig that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 11, 2016, 02:48:51 am
Meanwhile, I feel sorry for everyone else who has to share a planet with neopagans.

Yeah, if the pagans are so smart, why did Jesus invade Pagan-land on the back of a dragon and kill them all!
If you don't mind, I'd like to sig that.

Go ahead

That makes what, four sigs now: Even Then, Tol, and Random Guy. Damn.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 11, 2016, 02:50:00 am
Meanwhile, I feel sorry for everyone else who has to share a planet with neopagans.

Yeah, if the pagans are so smart, why did Jesus invade Pagan-land on the back of a dragon and kill them all!
If you don't mind, I'd like to sig that.

Go ahead

That makes what, four sigs now: Even Then, Tol, and Random Guy. Damn.

Well maybe someone should sig this comment just for laughs.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on July 15, 2016, 10:18:51 pm
Had a talk with a friend, and he brought up the following thought experiment. (We were talking about laws against harassment and causing emotional and mental pain and trauma, and about whether those should be put on the books or not. He was against "legislating words" and "making laws to protect people's feelings" and so had a lot to say about how those laws could be abused.)

There are three people before the court for rape. Two of them are rapists, one of them is innocent. There are only two choices before you: put them all in jail, or let all of them go free. Which one do you choose?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Ironchew on July 15, 2016, 11:01:20 pm
Had a talk with a friend, and he brought up the following thought experiment. (We were talking about laws against harassment and causing emotional and mental pain and trauma, and about whether those should be put on the books or not. He was against "legislating words" and "making laws to protect people's feelings" and so had a lot to say about how those laws could be abused.)

There are three people before the court for rape. Two of them are rapists, one of them is innocent. There are only two choices before you: put them all in jail, or let all of them go free. Which one do you choose?

Seeing as how the dichotomy of convicting them all or setting them all free doesn't bear any resemblance to our justice system, I reject that thought experiment's setup.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 16, 2016, 12:50:49 am
Chewy, that's not how thought experiments work.

Personally, I think that letting them all go seems to be closer to the concept of justice. Making sure that innocent people aren't punished for crimes they didn't do is more important.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 16, 2016, 01:51:08 am
Chewy, that's not how thought experiments work.

Personally, I think that letting them all go seems to be closer to the concept of justice. Making sure that innocent people aren't punished for crimes they didn't do is more important.

Most justice systems don't work in that way, even though they like to claim they do. Instead, criminal laws seek to be efficient and pragmatic: if 1 innocent person goes to prison, it's worth it to catch the 99 bad guys. Three innocent, well, you still have 97 bad guys. I doubt lawmakers or the system would care until you got to about 15 or 20. When you make exceptions to protect good people, several bad people take advantage of the exception to go free. It all comes down to how does one write a law, how do courts interpret the law, and how does it all play out over a series of cases. You can't get this perfect: the only way to keep every good person from going to jail is to prevent every bad person from going to jail as well. The question is where do you draw the line, and the answer is that nobody fucking knows. Because of this, lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors really don't have a problem sending innocent people to prison, because it is an inevitable part of any criminal justice system.

But Lizard's post reminds me of a hypothetical in my criminal law class. A man savagely rapes a minor teenage, minor girl. After fleeing the scene of the crime via car, with police in hot pursuit, he crashes the vehicle doing extensive damage to his junk and causing mild brain damage that largely removes his violent and savage tendencies. Because of this, there is literally no chance that he will ever rape again: he is, by account of his accident, 100% rehabilitated. Should the court dismiss his case or try him for raping the girl?

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 16, 2016, 01:54:55 am
My answer for the Queen's scenario:

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 16, 2016, 02:00:20 am
My answer for the Queen's scenario:

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 16, 2016, 09:42:43 am
I'd say punish him for the act, however, punishment needs to fit both the crime and the risk for re-offense.  In this case, the guy's as close to a zero risk level as you can get, and a lighter sentence would reflect that; had the accident not occurred, his risk would be higher and he'd get a far harsher sentence.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on July 16, 2016, 11:56:53 am
Kill him.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 16, 2016, 01:12:12 pm
Kill him.

The death penalty is kind of fucked up. Just saying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on July 16, 2016, 01:19:17 pm
Kill him.

The death penalty is kind of fucked up. Just saying.

I completely agree, and I'd never wish it upon anyone.

Except that particular hypothetical man.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 16, 2016, 05:01:26 pm
Ideally, I'd say let him go. In reality though, I'm not sure how you could know that his violent tendencies really were brain damaged out of him. Granted, I'm not exactly on the cutting edge of neurology, but I'm pretty sure there's no way to analyse someone's brain to determine whether or not they'll ever do something violent or rapey again. So yeah, you'd still have to throw him in prison, even if that were true.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: unknown on July 16, 2016, 05:24:56 pm
Does anyone here think this question would be as difficult to answer if the U.S. prison system and facilities weren't broken and shitty?  This is a genuine question.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on July 16, 2016, 09:50:05 pm
Good question. I've never known a prison system that wasn't broken and shitty though, so I'm really not sure if I can even answer that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 17, 2016, 09:36:47 pm
So I'm training to become a history teacher and I realized I'm gonna piss off a bunch of parents when I do become a teacher.  That's gonna be fun.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on July 17, 2016, 10:13:29 pm
So I'm training to become a history teacher and I realized I'm gonna piss off a bunch of parents when I do become a teacher.  That's gonna be fun.

The thing is, don't be a hardass about students goofing off, be chill with them for the most part, grade objectively and fairly (multiple choice anyone), and you'll be fine. Most of the teacher's in highschool that I remember getting a bad rap were the authoritarian type: they'd piss off the children, Johnny cried to mom and dad, mom and dad got pissed at teacher, life sucked for everyone. The chill teachers didn't have it as bad, and in many ways had more civil classes because there's just something about rules that make them fun to break.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 17, 2016, 10:26:15 pm
Oh I know that, I would hate to be the dick teacher since I've had so many of them over the years, I worry mostly cause I'm far too blunt for my own good so If I hate someone I tell it to their face (well most of the time any way, since I have yet to try and tear the Contrarian a new one and I hate him.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 19, 2016, 12:56:06 am
Oh I know, now I just have him on Ignore, really cathartic that and imagining every person I shoot in a FPS is him. Makes playing Modern Warfare 1-3 more fun.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 19, 2016, 01:17:12 am
True, but he's not the only person I do that for.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 19, 2016, 01:41:05 pm
But I like the UK, I just hate that guy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 25, 2016, 03:04:31 am
When the Canterlot castle toy says "adult assembly required" they are not kidding. Either the manual was using horribly small pictures or my eyes are getting worse but at least I managed to assemble most of it.


...Some parts were confiscated because my youngest kid would probably try to swallow them. At least his older sisters have a nice toy that they seem to love (until the toddler manages to break it or something.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on July 28, 2016, 07:44:23 pm
So for some reason for the last couple of weeks I've been having a massive craving for gummy bears, not sure why and it's specifically gummy bears and no other gummy snacks.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Delirium on July 29, 2016, 07:29:03 pm
So for some reason for the last couple of weeks I've been having a massive craving for gummy bears, not sure why and it's specifically gummy bears and no other gummy snacks.

Now I want gummy bears too. Especially the chocolate covered kind.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on November 16, 2016, 05:49:14 pm
Stereotypes about Finns:
-Finns try to preserve the nature
-Finns prefer to stay among themselves
-Finns may seem rude to outsiders
-Finns are slow to warm up to new people but if you become a friend to a Finn they will be a lifelong friend
-Finns are comfortable in forests
-It is normal for Finns to sometimes spend time in a pond or forest naked

Replace Finns with Elves and you will be surprised...

Someone pointed out things like the Talvivaara fiasco but that is easy to explain as Orcs are just corrupted Elves and Talvivaara is Isengard all over again.

And the high amount of metal bands and goths simply means that we have our own Dark Elves.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on November 18, 2016, 04:22:38 pm
Can I be a dwarf instead?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on December 27, 2016, 12:50:07 am
Kids found some of Dr. Seuss books. I forgot what fun they are to read. And also what a pain in the ass they are to read aloud.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 16, 2017, 11:08:23 pm
- Jet fuel can't melt steel beams.
- Jet fuel can't melt dank memes.
- Joe Biden has a number of dank memes.
- Therefore, Joe Biden is steel beams.

But wait, there's more!

- Steel beams were in the WTC.
- Therefore, Joe Biden did 9/11.
- Logically, this means that Joe Biden is Osama bin Laden.
- Joe Biden is dead and was killed by Obama.
- Joe Biden continues to speak and move, therefore, he is a zombie.
- Thus, Obama is a necromancer.

Quad.  Erat.  Motherfucking demonstratum.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on January 19, 2017, 01:41:56 am
Kids are watching some childrens cartoon and I just realized from the intro that the show has 4 main characters, two boys and two girls, which is unusual as it seems like most shows have a trio of characters (either two boys and one girl or more rarely two girls and one boy.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 15, 2017, 12:22:46 am
Fallout 2, a game that proves that, no matter the circumstance, all you need to negotiate successful trades are the proper perks and automatic weapons.

Also, that you can be an utterly deranged serial killer that guns people down for the high crime of being ungrateful and still somehow end up a shining beacon of light for the wasteland.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: TheL on February 16, 2017, 03:34:41 pm
I have an unhealthy relationship with conversation hearts.

Specifically the Necco Sweethearts.  Bland, hard as nails, but there's something I love about them that Brach's just doesn't have.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 17, 2017, 08:20:17 am
In Fallout, much like the real world, you are judged by what you do, not by your motives.

If you murder a bunch of kids and civilians the world does not care if it was an ironic joke about the freedom of speech. Likewise if you murder slavers and release the slaves it is considered a nice thing eve n if you did it so that you could loot the slavers and releasing the slaves was just a side effect.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 17, 2017, 10:41:21 pm
Its still weird that I can rob entire shops blind and not take a single point of karma loss.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 18, 2017, 01:32:03 am
...Yeah, that's the good old days of kleptomaniac heroes who would walk into people's houses and take everything that wasn't nailed down. Despite how annoying it may be I think it is improvement that F3 and forwards stealing is seen as a bad thing even if you aren't taking stuff from someone's pocket.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 18, 2017, 09:20:12 am
Aye; if nothing else, it makes remaining karmically positive more difficult.  Sorry, wastelanders, but Ultima VII taught me that success lies not in the Eight Virtues, but in serial kleptomania.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 20, 2017, 05:17:01 am
I just saw a reddit thread where an Anarcho capitalist was defending pedophiles because "fuck statists" and an Alt-right neo-nazi was arguing with him "because faggots need to be thrown in the oven with the kikes." Note that this was commentary on a video where Milo Yiannapopusomething was defending pedophiles because "it is actually about ethics in game journalism."

...These are strange times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 23, 2017, 12:08:50 am
Mods are essentially the video game equivalent of fanfiction.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 23, 2017, 12:47:29 am
A lot of crap and only a handful of good ones...you're not wrong.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 23, 2017, 12:55:24 am
Also, that would make Minecraft the video game equivalent of Harry Potter (though the decent to shit ratio for Minecraft mods is orders of magnitude higher than it is for Harry Potter fanfiction).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 11, 2017, 11:44:45 pm
Speeding tickets are real life microtransactions for a speed boost.

People who take pictures of their food are basically taking pictures of their next shit.

Some of us are still "it" from a childhood game of tag.

Children in the back seat can cause accidents, and accidents in the back seat can cause children.

In "The Walking Dead", everyone is preoccupied with the monsters when the humans are the real threat. In "Game of Thrones", everyone is preoccupied with the humans when the monsters are the real threat.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 14, 2017, 01:32:11 pm
The new EU gun laws have now been decided...

Depending on how our government treats them our gun laws might become much more lax than they have previously been. This despite the fact that EU wanted to make much more strict gun laws.



EDIT: I saw a claim that the "villain fandom" doesn't like Trump even though he is clearly a villain as he is neither smart, charismatic or have a sympathetic motivation and that this is a common thing with real world dictators compared to fictional villains.

I call bullshit on this. It's just too soon. Do have any idea how many people idolize Hitler? Have you heard his speeches? Seen any pictures of him? He may not have been played by Sir Christopher Lee and Stephanie Meyer didn't write his speeches but he sure seems popular. (Also, his background of "I went to a war and the only injury I got was syphilis so naturally I blame the Jews" isn't particularly awesome or sympathetic.)

I bet that 10 years from now Trump fanbase will still be as fanatical as now and he will already have an "ironic" fandom and in 20 years historical revisionists will make him out to be a hero for their cause.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 18, 2017, 07:20:17 am
Didn't Hitler lose a nut in the Great War, as well?  He also lost most of a very commanding mustache.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 18, 2017, 07:39:03 am
Hitler was in hospital during the war but for him, like it was for a considerable number of "casualties" during the war, the "injuries" came from a prostitute rather than the guns of their enemies.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Zygarde on March 19, 2017, 03:00:15 am
So I find it rather interesting that as the descendant of a group of people who were at some points slaves for a long stretch of time I in The Elder Scrolls play a race (Argonians) that was also a slave for a long stretch of time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on March 22, 2017, 01:09:32 am
381 redirects (from FQA to FSTDT Forums) and I'll bet most of them are me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on March 22, 2017, 04:05:35 pm
SO YOU'RE THE ONE!  FUCKING SAVE THE GOD DAMN URL SO I CAN STOP GETTING IT TO 5 OR 0 AS THE FINAL DIGIT!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on March 27, 2017, 10:01:12 am
Maybe flat-Earth believers don't really exist. ...Could it be that they are merely an elaborate hoax created for a sinister cause?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on March 28, 2017, 12:24:12 am
^It's all a plot to keep us from knowing that the Earth is round... AND WE'RE ON THE INSIDE!

(http://aetherforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/geocosmos.png)

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Cellular_cosmogony
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on March 28, 2017, 11:10:31 am
Where did my sodding avatar/profile pic for this forum go?  How longs it been missing?  Why didn't I notice before?  Did I ever have one?  Pretty sure I did.  Maybe I imagined it.  Maybe my whole life up to this point was imagined.  Oh myyyy gaaaawwwd!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Eiki-mun on March 29, 2017, 08:15:46 pm
I've decided to become a Republican. Mostly because it's a lot less taxing on my mind. On economic issues, I just need to remember the three principles: "Privatize it", "The free market can handle that", and "support Israel". On social issues, I just need to ask "What would Paul from Corinthians say?"

So easy. And with that line of thinking, I thought of a great way to privatize the army.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on March 29, 2017, 08:28:08 pm
"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh but through love serve one another"?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Random Dinosaur on March 30, 2017, 08:04:56 am
I've decided to become a Republican. Mostly because it's a lot less taxing on my mind. On economic issues, I just need to remember the three principles: "Privatize it", "The free market can handle that", and "support Israel". On social issues, I just need to ask "What would Paul from Corinthians say?"

So easy. And with that line of thinking, I thought of a great way to privatize the army.

Isn't it still a few days too early to announce that?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on April 01, 2017, 10:43:45 am
There is a politician campaigning with the slogan "representing the white heterosexual christian minority."


...Which may sound like yet another white guy complaining about how they are being opressed but someone did point out that he really is in the minority. Christians in Finland only make up 27% of the population and propably not all of them are white and/or heterosexual.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SCarpelan on April 01, 2017, 02:21:10 pm
Well, it depends how you define Christian. If you mean someone who truly believes in Christian doctrines, follows them and goes to church and/or other religious gatherings then yes, he is in a minority. If you mean someone who vaguely identifies as such and belongs to a church but it doesn't show in his life - maybe he believes in a vague greater power and sees Christianity as a part of the Finnish culture - he is in a majority.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 05, 2017, 01:58:57 am
What the fuck are hotcakes and how is that they've set the standard for things people love to buy quickly while I've never even seen one before?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: davedan on April 05, 2017, 02:02:41 am
Aren't hotcakes basically slutty pancakes?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 06, 2017, 02:58:28 am
They could be for all I know.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SCarpelan on April 06, 2017, 04:59:40 am
I did a Google search. The first result was the Finnish Wikipedia article about pancakes. Take that as you will.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on April 07, 2017, 09:13:41 am
Hotcakes = pancakes = griddlecakes = flapjacks

They're all synonyms
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on April 27, 2017, 07:19:13 am
Trump would probably be a good president if his policies weren't so dadaist (i.e the wall, the immigration ban, Trumpcare).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SCarpelan on April 27, 2017, 08:47:46 am
And environmental policies, tax reform, lack of diplomatic skills...

Trump might be a good president if he wasn't Trump.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 03, 2017, 05:14:01 am
Lakes are just reverse-islands.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on May 03, 2017, 06:23:32 am
Someone had an idea for a short RPG campaign that goes like this:

The characters were on a blind date but they get kidnapped by a weird cult and taken to a temple to be sacrificed as part of a strange ritual. It would be called "first date at the altar." (which is also the name of a reality-TV show. Not sure if your countries have it.)

And all I can think of is making a short story where the main character is, forcibly and completely by surprise, summoned to a different dimension but when he shows up at the temple they notice that the young woman (or man) that was intended to be the sacrifice is actually pretty cute. They go on a date which the cult does not resist because technically the victim was supposed to be given to the creature but they do think that a dinner for two at an Italian restaurant is kinda unorthodox even for them.

Still undecided whether the "creature" would just be a regular human from a different dimension (botched summoning spell) or if they are a demon but turns out that demons aren't necessarily all evil.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 03, 2017, 06:54:25 am
Why not both?  Humans where they come from serve the same role as daemons in other realms.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SomeApe on May 04, 2017, 02:11:26 pm
Make the creature a vampire. Together with the Italian restaurant, you could make a lot of jokes!
 ;D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on May 04, 2017, 02:55:51 pm
"You... You seem to be eating a lot of garlic bread."

"I. Don't. Trust. You."

"OhCOME ON! I'm a nice vampire!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SomeApe on May 04, 2017, 03:30:18 pm
"Yyyeeeess... Rrrred wiine pliiiiiiíîísse.. /creepy trrransylvanian accent off


ETA:

"Pomodooorrrrro!"
- Vegan Italian Vampire
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on May 04, 2017, 07:28:12 pm
Oppa gangnam style
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Even Then on May 05, 2017, 12:18:08 am
I think I might delete my account and remake at some point. I feel like I need to take a fresh new mental start in this place; I've been around for a while, and I feel like I've been in all sorts of places of mindset, feelings and self-concept along the way. I want to leave those places behind and refresh myself more strongly into this new thing of trying to be more of my own person, if that makes sense. I don't want to evade responsibility for all the embarrassing shit I used to say around here, but I just want to move on from the people I used to be so I can focus more on these things of identity I've got on the brain right now, I guess? I don't know. I might not even come back if I delete. Maybe it's time I moved on from this place too, for all that it's been real and for all that I felt connected to it. But maybe I can still have that if I stop dragging behind these 1000+ posts and lingering in those places? If I start from an empty board, or whatever?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 05, 2017, 09:40:11 am
Congratulations to Amy Winehouse for over five years of sobriety.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on May 05, 2017, 10:49:58 am
*shoots Art in taint*
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 05, 2017, 12:24:18 pm
You fool!  All you've done is make his dick longer!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SomeApe on May 05, 2017, 01:09:01 pm
Is lipstick called lipstick because it comes in a stick or because it sticks to your lips?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 05, 2017, 01:50:48 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SomeApe on May 05, 2017, 02:29:56 pm
Oooh and:


Congratulations to Amy Winehouse for over five years of sobriety.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 05, 2017, 09:50:45 pm
At her funeral, I heard that Elton John played a beautiful and heartfelt rendition of "Candle Under a Spoon".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: SomeApe on May 06, 2017, 02:39:15 am
Ok, that one was funny ;D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 06, 2017, 09:45:21 am
I have come to the conclusion that straight tequila is terrible, much like straight gin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 06, 2017, 09:56:23 am
Gay tequila, on the other hand, is quite nice.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 06, 2017, 09:59:24 am
If nothing else, it can present itself well.

Only downside to last night's alcoholic experiments was that the crap I had soured my taste for booze, so I didn't have the desire to crack open my bottle of Appleton Estate.  I plan on correcting this tonight, as I have heard from reliable sources that it is quality rum.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on May 10, 2017, 11:41:23 am
There are twothree things that I have learned to never discuss with people: religion, politics, and child rearing. Seriously, if you imply that people are raising their kids wrong, they can get as frothy at the mouth as any street preacher.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on May 12, 2017, 06:47:39 pm
I came across a website today reviewing bad webcomics, and on it I learned something.  There are/were three (three!) wikis dedicated to mocking Sonichu with a combined total of 2819 articles.

And I'm just staring at that figure going "Okay I know Chris-chan is an awful person but seriously if you're putting that level obsession on this one guy who has no real power at all you are not much better.  I'm all for mocking assholes but jesus have some sense of proportion."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on May 12, 2017, 10:10:31 pm
1,160 DJS quotes (http://fstdt.com/Search.aspx?Fundie=David+J.+Stewart) isn't too shabby. Though I guess they don't quite count as "articles..."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on May 12, 2017, 10:34:25 pm
To be honest I'm sick of DJS quotes on FSTDT, I think he's been run into the ground and there's nothing new to say about him.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 28, 2017, 12:33:18 am
Chicken schnitzel are giant chicken nuggets.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on May 28, 2017, 01:19:02 am
^^ yeah - he basically know everything about him, and why he's awful. Can we get a new guy to fill his role?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on May 29, 2017, 05:56:02 am
This isn't so much a random thought as a random question, but it doesn't warrant it's own thread so I'm asking here.

For those of you who know such things, if I wanted to convey to a Japanese person that I don't speak/understand Japanese would I say Nihon-go wa wakarimasen or Nihon-go ga wakarimasen? The internet seems to be providing me with both versions.  Also, should I stick Watashi wa... at the start or is that redundant?  I've read somewhere native speakers often leave out that part of a sentence when it's obvious you're talking about yourself, the other person, your cat's mum etc etc.

Also, if you don't need watashi wa because that's not how fluent/native Japanese speakers talk, could it be advisable to include it so it's obvious I actually don't speak/understand Japanese, as telling saying it to someone in perfect, fluent Japanese might seem...weird?

A 2nd also - is it better to say I don't understand Japanese or I don't speak Japanese?  Which one conveys the same meaning as saying I don't speak x language in English, or does it even matter?

Am I over thinking this?  Maybe looking like a confused idiot will convey the same thing lol.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 29, 2017, 06:37:56 am
A simple "que" would probably get the point across.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on May 29, 2017, 08:40:09 am
A simple "que" would probably get the point across.

Do many Japanese people speak Spanish and/or are fans of Fawlty Towers?  I would love it if Fawlty Towers was  big in Japan
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sleepy on May 29, 2017, 11:30:15 am
This isn't so much a random thought as a random question, but it doesn't warrant it's own thread so I'm asking here.

For those of you who know such things, if I wanted to convey to a Japanese person that I don't speak/understand Japanese would I say Nihon-go wa wakarimasen or Nihon-go ga wakarimasen? The internet seems to be providing me with both versions.  Also, should I stick Watashi wa... at the start or is that redundant?  I've read somewhere native speakers often leave out that part of a sentence when it's obvious you're talking about yourself, the other person, your cat's mum etc etc.

Also, if you don't need watashi wa because that's not how fluent/native Japanese speakers talk, could it be advisable to include it so it's obvious I actually don't speak/understand Japanese, as telling saying it to someone in perfect, fluent Japanese might seem...weird?

A 2nd also - is it better to say I don't understand Japanese or I don't speak Japanese?  Which one conveys the same meaning as saying I don't speak x language in English, or does it even matter?

Am I over thinking this?  Maybe looking like a confused idiot will convey the same thing lol.

Using わたしは (watashi wa) in your statement isn't really necessary, because when you speak, it'll be obvious that you're referring to yourself. I suppose using it would further convey your lack of fluency, but it'd be overly redundant.

With the wa versus ga part, it doesn't really matter because particles are generally dropped in conversational Japanese. There's no need for a particle in the sentence to mark what part of speech "nihongo" is because it'll be obvious from context. So if you don't understand what someone's saying, you could say:

すみません、わかりません。
Sumimasen, wakarimasen.
I'm sorry, I don't understand.

すみません、にほんごはなせません。
Sumimasen, nihongo hanasemasen.
I'm sorry, I can't speak Japanese.

すみません is important for politeness. はなせません is conveying that you don't have the ability to speak Japanese. There are more natural conversational ways of saying it, but that'll get the message across.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 29, 2017, 08:52:41 pm
A simple "que" would probably get the point across.

Do many Japanese people speak Spanish and/or are fans of Fawlty Towers?  I would love it if Fawlty Towers was  big in Japan

Not to my knowledge. You say pretty much anything to them in a confused tone of voice that very much isn't Japanese and they'll probably get the idea.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 02, 2017, 01:45:07 am
Social media unites people in strange ways. I just learned that a Finnish parliament member reads the same webcomic as I do because I saw him comment on Girl genius FB-page...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 03, 2017, 08:57:34 am
I'm so used to perusing these forums on my tablet that I'm having a hard time adjusting to all this screen real estate...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on June 05, 2017, 12:33:01 pm
Someone should write a sci-fi short story about this:

Maria Templeton is commonly credited with inventing the time machine. MacAfee Black, a time-machine technician who lived before this myth had been disproven*, wanted to meet the now-dead inventor, traveled back to when she would have started working on it. Turns out, she had no designs for anything of the sort, but after MacAfee basically blurted out how it all worked, she managed to build one.

Nowadays, technologies that nobody actually came up with are pretty common. And they all seem to be moving society in the same direction.


* Time machines can move you backward, not forward, because time travel that goes both ways is utterly story-breaking.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on June 14, 2017, 01:46:46 pm
What I want to do right now is challenge Ken Ham to a public debate on creationism.  Then when the debate starts, I'd show up dressed as the Babylionian high priest of Bel-Marduk and use his own talking points to prove the Enuma Elish is literally true.  Then when he goes "That pagan stuff isn't real, genesis is" I'd look him in the eye and ask "How do you know?  Were you there?"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 24, 2017, 03:06:14 am
The reason that any third party in USA always seem to hurt the Democrats is that what with the politics in USA being so right wing, the moderate-right Democrats are usually closer to the third parties than the Republicans.

The GOP doesn't have to compete over Bernie voters because anyone voters he could get are the people who otherwise would have settled for the Dems as the closest to what they want.

The only exception I can think of were the Tea party who were further right than the Dems but the GOP masterfully managed to take them in to their party and rather than bleeding out voters actually became stronger.

EDIT:

Kids were watching Peabody and Herman cartoon (or something like that.)

I didn't pay much attention but one character seemed like a copy of Trump with slightly better hair. He was chased off from the scene by screaming robot fans. (not "blow some air" fans, but like android fanboy/girls.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 03, 2017, 11:19:42 pm
Can women crush and snort birth control and have it still be effective?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 04, 2017, 12:27:41 am
Only one way to find out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on August 04, 2017, 03:16:42 am
Can women crush and snort birth control and have it still be effective?

Can guys crush and snort a condom and have it still be effective?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 04, 2017, 03:17:14 am
Again, only one way to find out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on August 04, 2017, 10:18:22 am
Art remember to write it down ok?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 04, 2017, 10:23:52 am
Strictly speaking, it's already written down.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: dpareja on August 09, 2017, 02:51:05 am
So I just saw a performance of The Merchant of Venice that really played up the anti-Semitism and played down the romance aspects.

What does it say about me that the thing that stuck with me most was Portia's line about how letting Shylock take the money would set a bad precedent... but Italy uses a civil code rather than common law, so prior decisions are only of informative, rather than precedential, value?

And, more than that, what does it say that I've been thinking about how it would change the ending, and have come to the conclusion that the answer is "not much at all"?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on August 14, 2017, 10:22:25 am
Whenever I hear news story where someone is speaking for KKK it's David Duke. ...But they also always mention that he is the former leader of the Klan.

So... Who is currently in charge? Is the current leader afraid to reveal his/her identity? Is it still David Duke but he just doesn't want to admit it? Or is it Donald Trump?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 14, 2017, 12:26:08 pm
If memory serves, the Klan is actually quite fragmented and scattered.  Duke might've been the last leader when they were unified, but now I believe that there's multiple regional leaders, since they all broke off from one another following some internal dispute or other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2017, 02:06:29 pm
The internal dispute being David Duke is an idiot.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on August 18, 2017, 05:06:04 am
I am glad to wake up in the morning with a full length mirror next to my bed, so I can wake up to chiseled perfection every morning.

Nothing gets me ready for bed quite like another abdominal workout. I did 100 reverse crunches, 75 normal crunches, 50 toe touches and 25 toe raises tonight.

In order to be a Hollywood stud, I need a handsome, presentable face and a muscular, tight core. Not everyone has that, but it definitely helps those that do have that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on August 18, 2017, 12:42:11 pm
I am glad to wake up in the morning with a full length mirror next to my bed, so I can wake up to chiseled perfection every morning.

Nothing gets me ready for bed quite like another abdominal workout. I did 100 reverse crunches, 75 normal crunches, 50 toe touches and 25 toe raises tonight.

In order to be a Hollywood stud, I need a handsome, presentable face and a muscular, tight core. Not everyone has that, but it definitely helps those that do have that.

And these days, to be completely hairless.  Does anyone else remember the days when actors were allowed to have body hair?  In fact at one point it was not only acceptable for an actor to have body hair it was almost mandatory - some actors had to wear chest wigs (I think Sean Connery was one such actor).  That changed some time during my university days, I wonder what happened?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on August 18, 2017, 02:43:42 pm
The standard of beauty changed?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 18, 2017, 10:25:48 pm
How not to file a bug report. (https://github.com/ReikaKalseki/Reika_Mods_Issues/issues/1069)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on August 19, 2017, 02:00:05 am
I am glad to wake up in the morning with a full length mirror next to my bed, so I can wake up to chiseled perfection every morning.

Nothing gets me ready for bed quite like another abdominal workout. I did 100 reverse crunches, 75 normal crunches, 50 toe touches and 25 toe raises tonight.

In order to be a Hollywood stud, I need a handsome, presentable face and a muscular, tight core. Not everyone has that, but it definitely helps those that do have that.

And these days, to be completely hairless.  Does anyone else remember the days when actors were allowed to have body hair?  In fact at one point it was not only acceptable for an actor to have body hair it was almost mandatory - some actors had to wear chest wigs (I think Sean Connery was one such actor).  That changed some time during my university days, I wonder what happened?

Hence why it is an important thing to also know a good place to get a wax. I've got a number of lotions and tonics that look to be pretty good for use after a wax.

Also mandatory; a good hair stylist.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on August 19, 2017, 02:43:39 pm
The standard of beauty changed?

Well obviously.  That's like answering, "What was the cause of death of the victim?" with, "He stopped being alive." It's not actually answering the question.  WHY did beauty standards very suddenly shift during that time to child-like full body hairlessness being desirable and why has it persisted over a decade later?  But I think you knew full well that's what I meant.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on August 20, 2017, 12:27:05 am
IMO I think a lack of hair makes musculature stand out more, hence why so few bodybuilders likewise shave up or wax before a show; see https://www.instagram.com/jeff_seid/?hl=en this guy.

And I agree with that - if you don't have hair it tends to make individual striations and toned areas stand out more, which is in my opinion quite attractive a look especially on myself.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on August 20, 2017, 05:19:41 pm
IMO I think a lack of hair makes musculature stand out more, hence why so few bodybuilders likewise shave up or wax before a show; see https://www.instagram.com/jeff_seid/?hl=en this guy.

And I agree with that - if you don't have hair it tends to make individual striations and toned areas stand out more, which is in my opinion quite attractive a look especially on myself.

(click to show/hide)

Makes sense to me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: dpareja on August 24, 2017, 01:37:57 am
I wish we could have Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister again. He'd make Donald Trump make the Donald Trump we actually have look completely calm, cool, collected, sane, and rational.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 13, 2017, 01:51:12 am
There's a Pokemon-copy of an anime about Kung-fu dinosaur trainers...

I only now found out about it as my kids are watching it on morning TV but so far it looks like low quality show. Lots of CGI as well.

EDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaur_King for those who are curious.

The Team-Rocket expies (the ALPHA gang) are about as scary as the original team but spend more time fighting each other. Also, somehow despite being dumber than Team Rocket they manage to beat the heroes in the episode I saw.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: pyro on September 13, 2017, 02:51:34 pm
After reading the first paragraph of Sharon's post here (http://forums.fstdt.net/index.php?topic=7585.msg311502), I wonder if ad blockers reduce the amount of people complaining about ads, allowing sites to get away with making their ads more obnoxious.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 23, 2017, 07:26:15 am
Facebook: "Rise and shine, Erik!"

Me: "You need to calm the fuck down."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 28, 2017, 01:36:32 pm
There's a Reddit troll called skysonfire and I wonder if it has anything to do with ol' Skyfire or if it's just a coincidence.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Katsuro on October 16, 2017, 06:25:53 am
Does anyone else think Sebastian Kurz looks like Patrick Bateman?  Like, disturbingly so?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 06, 2017, 09:09:49 pm
If laughter truly is the best medicine, then why do hookers still have Chlamydia after laughing at the size of my dick?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on December 11, 2017, 03:43:14 am
I have realised that much of USA treats politics like a sport, sports like religion and also has a weird connection to rekigion but I'm not sure how to describe it.

...For some it's a "get rich" scheme and for the others it's also a team sport.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on December 12, 2017, 09:42:48 pm
If the Earth really was flat, then cats would've pushed everything off it by now.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: dpareja on December 12, 2017, 10:51:23 pm
If the Earth really was flat, then cats would've pushed everything off it by now.

No, the turtles would have gotten tired of constantly shifting around to keep it balanced as we moved about.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on December 15, 2017, 08:28:47 am
I just thought of the most epic crossover game ever.  Doom + Wolfenstein + Serious Sam + Duke Nukem.  Blazco gunning down the hordes of Hell, Doomslayer ripping Nazis in half with his bare hands, all while Duke and Sam take turns spouting one-liners and taking down every alien in their path.  Bonus points if the hypothetical maker could find a way to end up revealing to Blazco that Doomslayer is his descendant.

"Come get some, you Nazi motherfuckers!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on December 30, 2017, 12:03:59 am
I work outside in what for the last few days has been -35C weather, colder then Mars https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/parts-of-canada-colder-than-mars-and-antarctica-1.3737764

Does that mean I'm the coolest guy on FSTDT?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: dpareja on January 17, 2018, 02:36:46 am
Because one of the faithless electors in Texas who refused to vote for Trump for President and instead voted for Kasich nonetheless voted for Pence for VP (the other voted for Carly Fiorina), Pence received 305 electoral votes for Vice President to Trump's 304 for President.

I wonder if Pence ever privately brings up that he got more electoral votes than Trump.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on January 17, 2018, 02:55:51 am
Shirts getting harder to put on - lats getting a bit too wide.

Kinda looking forward to no shirts weather.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 18, 2018, 11:34:19 am
.....Pence has more electoral votes then Trump?

Ironbite-but that...that means he's President!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on January 29, 2018, 01:28:02 am
(https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/2011/05/19/1/301/3019466/fb80a7f7c9170cbe_men_s-health.jpg)

A crooked politician, weirdo, and Republican Mr. Schock may be, but damn am I jelly of his sick bod.

Wonder if I could run for office with the slogan "I'm Niam, and these are my pecs. Vote for me."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on January 29, 2018, 03:16:14 pm
You'd have Queen's vote.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on February 05, 2018, 03:40:21 pm
I just deleted some pro-Bitcoin spam.

It was a claim that BTC isn't a bubble and the "proof" was a graph showing the Bitcoin bubble bursting and then an optimistic guess that the value would once again rise at least slightly after it has dropped to the bottom.

I'm not sure if they understood how ironic it is that their own "evidence" disproves their claim.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 10, 2018, 11:17:18 am
If a pregnant woman goes swimming, does that mean she's a human submarine?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Lana Reverse on March 31, 2018, 10:45:09 pm
Tomorrow is both Easter and April Fools' Day. I wonder how you would combine the two.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 31, 2018, 11:11:22 pm
Tomorrow is both Easter and April Fools' Day. I wonder how you would combine the two.
The old real egg covered in chocolate trick comes to mind.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on April 01, 2018, 03:09:20 pm
Jesus played the ultimate prank of course.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: The_Queen on April 01, 2018, 04:54:07 pm
Jesus played the ultimate prank of course.

The Easter Bunny died for our sins.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 08, 2018, 10:46:33 am
A silent film is just a really long gif.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on April 09, 2018, 04:04:32 am
Damnit Art. I swear when I've passed on from this world I will return as a ghost so I can curse your entire future lineage for making me come to this realization.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 09, 2018, 04:29:47 am
As a silent and 2D ghost? Because then you could be an IRL gif.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 10, 2018, 10:58:29 pm
What if "Mike" was actually short for "Micycle"?

If a nickname is what people call you for short, does that mean your full name is your nicholasname?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on May 19, 2018, 11:19:51 pm
What if "Mike" was actually short for "Micycle"?

How many wheels would that contraption have?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 30, 2018, 08:54:21 pm
I kinda wanna start a pizza joint that offers stoner chow pizzas.  Want your pepperoni pizza covered in jalapeno cheddar Cheetos?  Done.  Crushed spicy nacho Doritos in the crust?  Why the fuck not?  Screw it, you want gummi bears and avocado on your pizza?  Pizza burger (http://www.hellthyjunkfood.com/wp-content/uploads/Pizza-Inside-A-Burger-800x501.jpg)?  Shrimp?  Vodka in the dough?  If we got the ingredients, you get the pizza, no questions asked.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 30, 2018, 09:14:31 pm
I'm sure pregnant women would also love it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 31, 2018, 09:07:03 am
So long as they got the money, sure.  We may add an Asshole Tax if you turn prick on us, but other'n that, their money's as green as the next guy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on June 02, 2018, 12:54:44 am
I'd eat there and I'm not even a stoner
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 02, 2018, 10:11:57 am
Why exactly do we feel the need to call cartoons "anime" when they come from Japan? We still call them cartoons and not karikatur when they are from Germany, or мультфильм when they are from Russia.

Naming conventions can be fucking strange at times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 02, 2018, 05:52:21 pm
I'd eat there and I'm not even a stoner

Even thought up a name for it: Exceptionally Eccentric Pies, or EEP!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on June 08, 2018, 03:53:59 am
So... I read a story about a certain homicide in Finland. There's a book coming out with that name. It's the story of a boy who's father was a violent drunk and a career criminal. When he wasn't in jail he was stealing money from his wife, beating up his wife or drinking with his buddies. The boy was so stressed by the violence that he told his grandmother (from mother's side) that he wants to kill his father. His mother once jumped out of the third floor balcony to escape her violent husband and was suicidal, this situation was known to the locals but the authorities did not help the family.

Eventually, when the boy announced again that he is going to kill his father his granny stopped him and said that she'll do it "because she isn't busy." She took a kitchen knife, went to the bar where the father was drinking with his buddies and his brother and she stabbed him in the chest once. As he lay dying on the ground she tried to stop people from calling an ambulance.

Eventually she was sentenced to few years in jail, a sentence that was lowered to three years on account of the special circumstances in the case. ...And then she was pardoned by the president after 1 year and three months because everyone in the town, including the friends and the brother of the deceased who were witnesses to the homicide, had signed a petition to have her pardoned.

Which brings me up to today's random thought: How bad do you have to be that your friends and family sign a petition to pardon your killer?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 08, 2018, 04:14:11 am
Which brings me up to today's random thought: How bad do you have to be that your friends and family sign a petition to pardon your killer?
A career criminal, a drunk and a wife beater, obviously. Did you not read your own story or something?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on June 08, 2018, 09:53:14 am
Well I've found some people on the internet don't read what they post so....it's possible.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on June 09, 2018, 12:08:23 am
That story reminds me a lot of the killing of Ken McElroy of the small town of Skidmore Missouri in July of 1981 that I learned about from this episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved (If you watch ANYTHING on Buzzfeed, it should be Unsolved, or Worth It, but that;s off-topic to this particular story)

Here's the vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZktTdGHaJY

Basically Ken acted like he owned the entire town. He was nicknamed "The Town Bully" and that doesn't even cover half the evil, psychotic shit this dude pulled. The video goes into great detail and there is this book they mention (which I haven't read yet, might go looking for it in the library) but basically he terrorized this town with various cases of theft, cattle mutilation, and assaults. He was also a pedophile who had multiple underage "brides" that he physically and mentally abused.

He was never convicted by a jury until he was brought to court until he was charged with attempted murder for trying to blast a dude's head off with a shotgun because he'd been a witness in a case that was still ongoing at the time of the attempt on this guy's life.

Ken gets killed in broad daylight, and everyone in town except for the corrupt police he was threatening and paying off saw exactly who did it, and when the detectives tried to ask around for the culprit, not a single witness sold out the killer who did it. The town considers this person to be a hero, and honestly for a pretty solid reason.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 12, 2018, 12:40:53 pm
Does watching a video of you boning your significant other count as you cucking yourself?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on June 12, 2018, 06:19:08 pm
Does making a drawing of yourself boning your SO cucking yourself in the 2D realm?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 12, 2018, 10:26:17 pm
Another good question, that
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 27, 2018, 01:19:37 am
Sharpening your pencil over the bin is the childhood equivalent of a smoke break.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on July 11, 2018, 01:23:12 am
If anyone wants to make a topic for the "Walkaway" movement go ahead, I just don't have the energy to do it. It is so clearly a fake movement, backed up by Twitter bots and Trumpists...

Just today I saw a thread by "Patriot1776MAGA" on Reddit where he explains how he left the Democratic party after finding out that Obama gave billions to Iran. Also something about states rights and "seeing Michelle Obama's penis on Ellen."

Anyway, the whole "movement" is so blatantly made up from trolls and foreign agents that it is just embarrassing. Clarification: The subreddit seems to be mainly trolls but the twitter bots that promote the hashtag are linked to Russia.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on July 13, 2018, 02:12:38 am
There's a whole genre of Shark Attack movies despite that there are only a very small number of fatal Shark Attacks each year.

Bears kill more then twice as many people as sharks do, but there are only a small handful of Killer bear movies.

In North America the most dangerous species of large wild animal is the Moose, which kills more then twice as often as Bears.  But no-one has ever made a Killer Moose movie.  Why is that, what is it about being eaten by a Shark that's so much scarier then being trampled by a Moose?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 13, 2018, 03:53:55 am
When I get into Hollywood, I'll make sure and impress upon the right people to make killer moose movies.

* Horns of Horror: Murder Moose
* Murder Moose II: Mating Season
* Murder Moose III: These Deadly Woods
* Murder Moose IV: The Revenge of the Moose!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on July 13, 2018, 05:19:18 am
I'd watch a killer moose movie. Sounds very canadian, eh.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 13, 2018, 05:37:22 am
The fourth one is where it jumps the shark - the killer moose is reanimated by extremely Canadian voodoo and goes to take revenge on the human who killed it and his whole family. The moose, due to the voodoo, also gains the power to shoot lightning bolts from between its horns.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 13, 2018, 05:38:49 am
I guess the moral of the story is don't fuck with Bulwinkle.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on July 13, 2018, 08:41:58 am
Oh I guess somebody else saw a trailer for The Meg.

Ironbite-and was just as freaked out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Skybison on July 14, 2018, 01:36:30 am
The fourth one is where it jumps the shark - the killer moose is reanimated by extremely Canadian voodoo and goes to take revenge on the human who killed it and his whole family. The moose, due to the voodoo, also gains the power to shoot lightning bolts from between its horns.

Hey at least it was still fun, unlike the gritty reboot Zack Snyder made Moose V Elk: Dawn of Antlers.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 14, 2018, 01:47:54 am
The dictionary is the ultimate self-referential work.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 23, 2018, 11:36:06 pm
WWE is essentially redneck anime.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: KingOfRhye on July 24, 2018, 01:09:16 am
WWE is essentially redneck anime.

YES!!!!   Perfect description.  Maybe that's why I love pro wrestling so.  Kinda like anime, (I'm guessing because I've only dabbled in anime) it can be trash at times, but when they get it right, when they have the best characters (wrestlers), and a good storyline......damn, it's compelling. 

I've said a few times. one of the best, or rather, one of best series of matches is the three that Ric Flair and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat had in 1989.  It was like the perfect storm of pro wrestling.  It was two athletes at the top of their game, and they had a good storyline.  Basically, Flair was the high-flying playboy, and Steamboat was the family man. Now, who do you think the crowd's gonna go behind?

Anyway, they battled a few times for their world championship, and damn, it was great. 

Basically, if you don't like those matches, you don't like pro wrestling.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on July 24, 2018, 03:51:48 pm
I will fight you both and stab you with the bones of your forefathers.

WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.

Ironbite-*sharpens the bones of your forefathers for stabbings*
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on July 24, 2018, 08:05:21 pm
New Japan is anime but with real life people. Evidence: The Golden Lovers break-up and reunion.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 25, 2018, 01:12:39 am
Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 25, 2018, 08:22:38 am
WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.
What about when the female wrestlers are involved?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 25, 2018, 09:27:25 am
Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.

That would be Distind.  I don't think he turned control to me, unless I missed something.  StellarisJunkie recently replied to my months old thread there.  All I could really do was think "Well...he's certainly dedicated."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: ironbite on July 25, 2018, 04:03:06 pm
WWE (and to a lesser extent all professional wrestling) is not anime.  Except New Japan.  WWE et al is male Soap Opera mixed with a stuntshow.
What about when the female wrestlers are involved?

Still a male soap opera only now there's tits involved.

Ironbite-as there's always been in professional wrestling.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: niam2023 on July 25, 2018, 04:50:04 pm
Hey Ravy / whoever's in charge of the FSTDT reddit, can you ban StellarisJunkie / Pepe? I've been griefing him pretty hard, and it seems he is just getting angrier and angrier.

There's a point where it gets amusing, and there's a point where I get tired my only reddit notifications are from an increasingly insane Turkish Nazi.

That would be Distind.  I don't think he turned control to me, unless I missed something.  StellarisJunkie recently replied to my months old thread there.  All I could really do was think "Well...he's certainly dedicated."

It seems I've really personally offended him. I like that.

But the fact he keeps on going is...well, doesn't he have anything else he could be doing?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on August 07, 2018, 08:47:40 am
Since I got accepted to the university I just paid for the first year. It was under 200€ and more than half of that was from paying for the gym membership for the year.

...And the rest was for the membership fee of the student organization which is bullshit because all university students are forced to pay for the membership which is a violation of my rights of assembly which means that I cannot be FORCED to join a group that I do not wish to be member of.


...I also wonder how much the cost of studying in an university for a year would have been in USA?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 07, 2018, 09:33:23 am
It depends on how many classes you take per semester.  The typical range for a full-time student is between 8-12 credit hours split roughly evenly between Fall and Spring semesters.  I know my typical semester of university has ran me around $9,000 US or above (I admit, I need to check my statement to be totally sure, but I'm in the ballpark).  Of course, I'm a bit luckier than most because I get several grants due to various circumstances (no expected familial contribution, living on my own, studying full time, etc) that pay for around half to two-thirds of my tuition.  Still, though, the rest needs to be covered by subsidized student loans, which will likely be well in excess of $10,000 by the time I'm done at the end of the year.

And I did the smart thing and went to community college, first, to get my general education credits out of the way.

[ETA]

So, I got my personal, actual numbers.  I'm taking 5 classes, this semester.  It is also my last semester of university.  All told, after fees and other nickle-and-dime bullshit, I'm in for about $8,600 US in tuition fees.  That's not counting books or any other additional expenses.  This semester will also see about $1,400 US tacked on to my student loans.  So, multiply that out by two, and you're looking at about $17,000 for a year's worth of university-level US tuition, assuming 5 courses in both Spring and Fall, and with no Summer classes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on August 19, 2018, 06:44:20 am
I was reading a certain erotic story and at some point it turns out that the French guy in the story has been circumcised. And here I am thinking that there's no implication of them being Jewish so is this yet another Yankee writer who doesn't know how rare circumcision is in other countries.

Also found out elsewhere that paper planes as a toy predate the invention of the plane.

Obviously they weren't known as "planes" in the early days.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 19, 2018, 07:00:01 am
That's probably what inspired the Wright brothers. "What if we did this, but with wood instead of paper, and make it like... *Inspects folded piece of A4 paper* ...three times bigger?"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 11, 2018, 08:45:34 am
The head of a nunnery is basically the opposite of a pimp.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 11, 2018, 11:29:54 am
Nowadays that may be true. There was a time when they were the same.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 11, 2018, 11:31:38 am
There was? Fuck my nipples, I really was born in the wrong generation.

Oh wait, does that mean nuns are the loot boxes of prostitutes? You know, because you can't tell if they're actually hot until you get them out of their habit. Which would mean they actually figured out how to combine gambling and prostitution into one activity. Holy shit, that's absolutely ingenious. It's no fucking wonder the Catholic Church is as rich and perverted as it is.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 11, 2018, 01:53:22 pm
First of all, don't forget the Orthodox nuns.

Second, it's more that during the Victorian era when doublespeak and false modesty were the thing "nun" and "nunnery" were slang for prostitute and whorehouse respectively. And during medieval era many old prostitutes ended up as nuns (Though they were treated really badly and kept from interacting with anyone outside the monastery.) as a type of retirement.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 11, 2018, 10:41:16 pm
And here I was thinking that loot boxes in the form of whores were a thing long before Overwatch was but a shapely bum in orange tights in every angry and frustrated neckbeard's eye. Ah, well there go all of my hopes and dreams.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Askold on September 16, 2018, 03:22:26 am
I had no idea that Skylanders was related to the Spyro franchise.

I have been aware of both but haven't played either. It's just that I was bored and watched a bit of the Skylanders cartoon on Netflix and noticed that the dragon is called Spyro and quick wiki check confirmed it to not just be a coincidence.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 26, 2018, 08:07:48 am
The Easter Bunny is Jesus Christ's fursona.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Sigmaleph on September 26, 2018, 10:58:10 am
The Easter Bunny is Jesus Christ's fursona.

Of course not, Aslan is Jesus' fursona.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 26, 2018, 11:33:36 am
Either way, I have just realised that Jesus is God's... Skinsona, I suppose. Which of course would mean that this overall situation is basically a furry Inception sort of thing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: Kanzenkankaku on September 30, 2018, 03:41:01 am
Either way, I have just realised that Jesus is God's... Skinsona, I suppose. Which of course would mean that this overall situation is basically a furry Inception sort of thing.

Do you think there's a parallel reality where actual furry anthro characters live and instead of fursonas they have humansonas?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: J. Harp on October 28, 2018, 06:19:17 pm
Am I the only one who thinks at least some articles about weird/sexy/offensive Halloween costumes might be some kind of native advertising?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts Thread
Post by: rookie on November 17, 2018, 10:05:01 am
So at the dinner table, Daughter 1 asks what tv show everyone would want to live in. We go around the table and the last to answer is Daughter 2. She says Joy of Painting so she can paint with a baby squirrel in her pocket like Bob Ross.