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November 27, 1985
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  1. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    Today, 01:10 PM

    Hold on, Tiste. The Google "Don't be evil" was a joke slogan that took off because it was directly referring to Microsoft being evil as hell in the 90s. Everyone in tech knew exactly what Google was referring to when they started saying that.

    Google turning into a bunch of not quite as evil people was likely predictable, yet there was a chance for a bit of being better.
  2. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    20 March 2023 - 12:17 PM

    I'm back into dating and on an app. It's kind of a relief to know that among the failed connections that are just part of doing this, that there's some really cool people who think I'm also interesting, worth putting effort into, and attractive.

    There's one I'm very very far down inside super excited about, but part of dating intentionally is seeing this for what stage we're at rather than writing that story out ahead of time and pretending reality is matching that story.

    I'm going slow in terms of hopes and learning from my mistakes or failed connections. I'm having fun,
    and it's been like getting back into shape regarding reading people in a dating sense - what's sparking connection and what's not. The first few overnights were quite ok.
  3. In Topic: Hogwarts Legacy Controversy

    15 March 2023 - 02:12 PM

     Mezla PigDog, on 15 March 2023 - 07:25 AM, said:

    Is she definitely the RF in TERF?

    Tricky question - JKR is firmly in favor of women having increased rights socially and politically. Yet she appears to be against Corbyn/Starmer style political approach and keeps saying things like trans women erode the protection of women as a whole and so on.

    I think maybe not Radical Feminist, but definitely Trans Exclusionary in her personal views and many public statements.

    So TEF?
  4. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    14 March 2023 - 10:09 PM

    To me, it felt like giving him the reasons would first provide bargaining points that I don't feel like he'd live up to long term anyways and second, I think it hurts to hear specifically the reasons that a person thinks you're a shitty roommate while the bigger conversation is "Get out in 30 days".

    I don't actually mind the taking of a small thing (clean the clippers before returning them almost immediately and let me know so that I can clean them too), but keeping it for days on no notice means that build-up of little frictions that I don't want between me and anyone other than a romantic partner.

    I've made clear before that I prefer this to be clean, I ask that you not park in a way that blocks others from getting out, please don't wreck my kitchen utensils, put your shoes on the multiple shoe racks I bought and conveniently located etc. The responses and long term habits haven't been great even if they're not bad or confrontational.

    So now that he's in decent shape, he can go make his own rules in his own place.
  5. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    14 March 2023 - 04:46 PM

    I have been hosting a friend on my couch initially, then got a guest bedroom set up for him - for 5 months. I have not and would not ask for rent, utilities, help with chores etc.

    I asked him to figure out a departure with a month's notice and to take his things he's stored here. Days of silence, he texted my brother who is his roommate upstairs to protest. My brother generally agrees with me, thinks that I could be nicer (I was blunt, although not rude bc this friend has ducked conversation on this topic for a couple months now), and mostly stays out of this.

    Today, the friend walks downstairs and starts talking to me while I'm in the middle of a work meeting. I was luckily muted on the meeting and tell him to come back in a few. The conversation he chooses to have later consisted of "You've swept my feet out from under me, I'm this close to buying a house, I have 3k saved up, and now I am going to have to put that all into an apartment, this is out of character for you, there's no empathy in your eyes etc".

    I stayed firm, told him he has a month to figure things out, that I've not asked him for rent or contributions, that I wasn't going to get in the details on why I want him out (he's a constant blunt smoker and puts his ashes everywhere, constantly borrows my stuff and doesn't return for days until I ask - things like my nail clippers, is lazy about cleaning, does laundry constantly for 2-3 pieces of clothes, brings his kid and partner over to use my TV/games stuff multiple days of the week, it was economically affordable, yet he is more expensive in terms of utilities and house time than my brother and I put together), and that this was final.

    He's probably going to go to our mutual friends and complain.

    He has the 3k and the unlikely wherewithal to buy a house because I put him up for 5+ months and will go a 6th.

    Change the relationship, sheesh.


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    26 Nov 2022 - 20:52
    Happy another one, hope things are looking up for you.
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    26 Nov 2021 - 22:43
    happy birthday
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    13 Apr 2015 - 21:01
    I love how well you write in discussions. It's like a far more articulate version of me saying things I want to say.
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    26 Nov 2014 - 09:15
    I needed an excuse to change my profile status so I used it to respond to your incredulity that I am still alive.
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    29 Nov 2012 - 20:46
    Um, the NEW SANDMAN trades have the Absolute -recolouring-...but the older trades don't. You can see a comparison here at the link below and personally I think it's staggeringly different for tonal value of the panels.
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    17 Aug 2012 - 16:02
    Oh, and cheers for calling me out on the pics on the election thread, I have a bad habit of not registering if a thread's in Discussion or not but I will cut down on the no content posts there.
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    05 May 2012 - 04:34
    heh, sorry, didn't mean to make it look like you were resentful of my presence or anything. I just felt most comfortable approaching you about it. As QT mentioned there are others who feel the same as him. I'll still be around, but I'm just saying I wouldn't be offended. :p
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    05 May 2012 - 04:11
    By the way, if you guys want to have a Terez-free WoT thread, I wouldn't object to that. To be honest, I probably won't be discussing WoT online much longer anyway. It's not good for me. ;) I'm told some people feel like they have to defend a dissertation to discuss WoT with me. Not true, really, but I get it.
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    11 Jan 2012 - 20:26
    and dont be rude you little bastard
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    09 Nov 2011 - 03:48
    You doubled back for GOTM and DG? tell me did you read them in the correct order?personally i read DG b4 GOTM
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    06 Jul 2011 - 14:53
    I will look into getting my hands on it :) By myself.
    Have you seen Valhalla Rising?
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    06 Jul 2011 - 14:46
    I saw you said something about Winter's Bone, I recently watched it :D I liked it :D
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    11 Jun 2011 - 06:43
    I have not. I'll see it at some point.
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    13 Apr 2011 - 14:24
    dude. you repped my big lebowski quote. that deserves at least a big fat thank you, and a Sioux City Sarsaparilla. I hear they're good. (or a caucasian).
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    12 Apr 2011 - 07:04
    why thankyou (-:
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