Is it bad that the plusle/minun gave me feels?
Is it bad that the plusle/minun gave me feels?
I like only a very tiny sliver of Christmas music. The more somber-sounding it is, the more I like it. Older is usually better. Pop covers of classics can go die—if the original became iconic on its own then you ought to assume you really have nothing new to bring to the table.
THANK YOU. I’m going into medicine and I still friggin’ understand why so-called “soft sciences” are important. Jeepers.
My parents just told me from the very beginning that Santa was a fictional character in honor of St. Nicholas and that he was entirely symbolic. I was kind of grateful for it. I kind of feel like kids will figure it out the first time they see a huge brat/bully get tons of presents. Some kids are fine with the experience of learning the facts of the world, others feel betrayed or have a very hard time letting go. Lying to kids is… kind of something you have to treat with caution IMHO.
Every time I hear something about Archie, I go, “Wait, Archie still exists?” Even when I was a kid, I found the Archie universe grating, boring and fake. But if you’re a fan of the series, it’s because you like it as it is, not as some “edgy” bullcrap cooked up by marketing execs. It’s not going to convince me as a non-fan, and at the same time is just a slap in the face to what fans actually like about it. tl;dr marketing people are stupid, who knew.
Okay, in response to some of the comments, here is an apparently naive question. How do you mount a horse from “the wrong side?” I’m not sure I understand…
ahaha the jar-opening thing, that has happened with me and my brothers soooooo many times. Apparently the taste of salsa is ruined if it’s opened by female hands. :B
Ash annoyed the everloving crap out of me. I was into Sailor Moon’s villains. Yes.
I’m going to try to explain some of the mentality, if that’s OK. I grew up in the South with some pretty avid gun nuts, so here’s what I know. I do want to say there are a couple perfectly innocent reasons to own guns. Some people are sportsmen and like it as a game of skill. Most of these people are very well-educated about safety and caution, and frankly, as forms of recreation go this one probably still maims fewer people than college football. A second perfectly innocent reason is to put food on the table. There really are people out there in this day and age, though not visible in the media or the public sphere, who have to hunt to get their protein. Some members of my extended family would have starved if members of the household did not know how to shoot. But the most common reason in my family was a fear of Other People, and this fear is so deep that if it wasn’t passed down culturally you could call it an anxiety disorder. To my limited understanding, in colonial times owning a gun was quite literally part of being a good citizen, because it was untamed territory with (understandably) hostile natives and you needed to be able to protect the group. And honestly some people still have that chip on their shoulder. It’s a different world, with different guns and different criminals. But there is still something seen as inherently oppressive about trying to take guns away. It is this idea that some outsider is trying to put you in a vulnerable position, and that you cannot be in a vulnerable position in a hostile and unpredictable world. It’s this idea that someone is trying to make you helpless, and the only reason they could have for that is that they are going to start bullying you or killing you and yours. That’s the way the thought pattern goes. These people feel they are hanging by a thread in an uneasy peace that is only preserved by the fact that they are able to shoot you dead, and if that’s gone all hell will break loose. It’s like this irrational fear left over from times that are long gone. The last thing, really, is the “action movie” mentality. There’s a lot of machismo in the South, and a lot of people have kind of latched onto fictional ideas with that. There is this idea that it’s badass/a measure of your worth to be able to defend yourself. In my experience, these people are generally harmless dreamers who can’t come down to reality with the rest of us and they’re a lot more likely to accidentally hurt themselves than to actually be aggressive. All that said, I think trying to take guns away from America at this point would be kind of like trying to close Pandora’s box. Countries that never allowed it in the first place probably had the right idea.
I disagree with the idea that there are no wrong decisions. There are, even in your twenties, but they are mainly the big ones that will continue to affect you for a long, long time. Basically, don’t fuck up your finances, use a friggin condom, and if you are in a relationship with someone who is sucking your soul out, get out of it.
Postsecret is really something special—I feel like it’s one of the most admirable things we’ve done with the tremendous power the internet suddenly gave us. Also, I hadn’t really thought about it but this expresses exactly why I deleted Whisper. I thought it was going to be more like PS, and it was addictive for a while but it really was just people showboating and attention-seeking. The “reward system” of upvotes cheapens the entire idea. Plus the ones from my area seemed to be 90% dumb teenagers looking for hookups, so.