about a movie I saw; no spoilers Show more
I watched _Mune: The Guardian of the Moon_ last evening. I've rarely seen anything so similar to my own dreamscape. It's kind of a relief to see something on the outside that I didn't have to work to make.
(If I'd made it, it wouldn't have failed the Mo Movie Measure so badly, though.)
conformity vs identity; food; long Show more
We live in a society that does not prize the uniqueness of the individual. When under pressure to conform to society's bland ideal, it can sometimes be challenging to remember that the advertised ideal is not your own.
Especially when given threats saying that if you're at all weird, then you won't be wanted by potential employers or loved ones, or it could make you unsafe in public. That may be so, but you know what else is unsafe? Eating nachos, and the pointy part gets stuck.
Even though someone could die of choking on a chip, we still eat chips. Everything's got some risk. You evaluate whether the risk is worthwhile to you. It's not worth it to cut away everything you care about in an effort to somehow both blend in and excel, which is a paradox anyway.
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Lost painting by Torres-García found; his frenemy Picasso had painted over it.
They don't know why he did that, but I imagine it went something like this:
Torres-García: Pablo, have you seen where my landscape painting went? I can't find it anywhere.
Picasso: Oh? How big was it?
Torres-García: Like your blue one over there.
Picasso: Haven't seen it.
Torres-García: Exactly the same size, actually.
Picasso: How about that. Let me know if you find it.
Bees are, like, SO smart Show more
They communicate and dance and can be trained to recognize individual human faces! https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i-asked-leading-entomologists-whats-the-smartest-bug-in-the-world
Being social is really hard when you're a bug with only a million neurons, probably, but they communicate complex locations and build big structures and have legit insect societies
Is there a rated G word for "shitpost"?
If I said "poopost" would anybody know what I was talking about
Yesterday I sewed a mermaid pillow. Okay, I had a lot of help. Okay, I watched it get sewn. I did make the design choices, though!
I decided to back it with cherry-red fun fur, for pettable texture variety, so it's more a sea monster pillow.
Today, going about my day, a few times I've noticed that I've shed an iridescent scale from off my person. This strangely delights me.
What is a good kind of bluetooth headphones for music? In terms of good fidelity but not scary expensive?
The medical bills from last November continue to pile up at a rather unfortunate pace, and I’m still not even close to ready to go back to full-time work.
I would really appreciate any help people can give, even just spreading the word helps. http://patreon.com/fluffy
I'd been meaning to watch Disney's Atlantis since it came out. Finally watched it tonight. It's so my jam. Wish I'd seen it back then, I would've been obsessed.
How does one go about being a dragon, anyway?
My fam and I went to a thrift store and bought a stack of VHS tapes for a few cents apiece. A bunch of Disney movies I've never gotten to see. Watched Bambi for the first time last night.
I was so fed up with getting bad & wrong haircuts for $ that I decided I might as well do one just as badly for myself. Not only does it look closer to what I want than haircutters ever give me, but it's also curiously satisfying to know that I'm the one who accidentally cut a little chunk out of the side.
Then it dawned on me that I may face a similar problem if I ever decide on a tattoo. Sheesh, if pros can give me a completely different haircut than the one I ask for, that must happen with more permanent body stuff.
In the Solresol language, you could save an audiobook in .midi format. So much cyberpunk potential.
1993: on the internet nobody knows you're a dog
2017: the NSA is confused and concerned by your continued very public claims of being a dog
If the Romans can copy their pantheon from the Greeks, and not only rename it all, but even drastically tailor it to Roman values, then it's just as fine to tailor yours, too.
The Archive.org emulator runs in browser, turns out! Not like running Basilisk at all. I just played Scarab of Ra for a bit. It works, the controls and audio have some minor problems that don't interfere with gameplay. Psst, @CeruleanK, looks like Archive.org has Crystal Quest, too!