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by Sonic#
Wed Mar 21, 7:38 2018
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 188
Views: 64169

Re: what are you reading?

I just finished The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. It starts in a day school in Edinburgh in the 1930s, with occasional flashes forward decades later. It'll stick with me for a while: there are no true heroes in this book, and the narrative voice takes a bit of adjustment: when any of th...
by Sonic#
Wed Mar 21, 7:10 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: light hearted bitch-post.
Replies: 41
Views: 3468

Re: light hearted bitch-post.

^ They mathed that poorly. I'm annoyed that I was asked to remove all my books from my bag going through security. I then was stopped and searched anyway because folders with paper apparently count as books. As my bag was being searched, I was asked whether I had anything sharp in the bag. "You migh...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 20, 16:19 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminist Therapy
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Feminist Therapy

It's not a question I've thought to ask for myself, but I did indirectly ask it for someone else. About a year ago my partner was going through a rough patch and she asked me to look for a therapist for her. So I looked at a long list of people and started whittling them down. Over time, I realized ...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 20, 16:06 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's on your keyrings?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: what's on your keyrings?

3D-printed bottle opener. Well, kind of. It uses a penny for prying the cap off.

Besides that? I sometimes have a globe. Those fall apart, so currently I'm going naked - just keys and opener.
by Sonic#
Sun Mar 18, 13:16 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: job application sites
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: job application sites

I never even took an SAT. Why would they want to know how you performed before college? How is that a measure of you 5+ years in the future? Also in the junk data category: anything from high school, if it's a position that expects a college education or years of experience. I want to design a parod...
by Sonic#
Sun Mar 18, 13:10 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday DarkOne!
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Happy birthday DarkOne!

Happy birthday DarkOne! Here's a sonnet by Charlotte Smith, because I've been working on it and it's about something dark! I LOVE thee, mournful, sober-suited Night! When the faint moon, yet lingering in her wane, And veil'd in clouds, with pale uncertain light Hangs o'er the waters of the restless ...
by Sonic#
Sun Mar 18, 13:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what countries have you visited?
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: what countries have you visited?

Only a few. I wish I could visit more countries, but it is so expensive and takes time. I cherish every opportunity I get.
by Sonic#
Sat Mar 17, 7:15 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: How far are you from the ocean?
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: How far are you from the ocean?

Around 250 miles, more or less. It's just far enough away that I haven't been to a beach in a few years. :( Just never made the time.
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 16, 11:29 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: light hearted bitch-post.
Replies: 41
Views: 3468

Re: light hearted bitch-post.

Why is cereal milk a thing?
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 12, 14:40 2018
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Professional photos of you online
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Professional photos of you online

I've never heard of any employer not being supposed to look you up. I think it's a fairly common practice. I admit to some confusion on that basis, and that may vary based on sex or country. One department chair told us that her hiring committees were not allowed to run web searches on candidates, ...
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 12, 14:28 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your worst personality characteristic?
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: What is your worst personality characteristic?

^ I'd be pretty defensive if someone touched my hair without asking first. I'm right with you there.
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 12, 14:21 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Interesting roundup of the "red pill" manosphere
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Interesting roundup of the "red pill" manosphere

That's not a fair comparison. Since the proposal is "Young white males are radicalized by the alt-right on the internet and that can lead to murder", comparing these shooters to the entire population of white folks in the US is spurious. 67% of the US' mass shootings were by young whites, but young...
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 12, 11:03 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What was your longest vacation?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: What was your longest vacation?

Growing up, we never had vacations longer than a week. That was how long my dad could get off at a time. I've taken two vacations longer than that. One was by myself to both London and Canterbury over the course of about 12 days. The other was with my wife through London, Cardiff, and Edinburgh last...
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 12, 10:02 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Interesting roundup of the "red pill" manosphere
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Interesting roundup of the "red pill" manosphere

I have trouble figuring out how to reply to this. I agree with much of it: shooters like Dylann Roof were actively engaging in online forums that directly propagated hatred on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, and beliefs. It's hard to say that any single factor is responsible for a shooting, bu...
by Sonic#
Sat Mar 10, 20:59 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Picking up my cat's ashes from the vet on Tuesday
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Picking up my cat's ashes from the vet on Tuesday

:(

I'm sorry for your loss.
by Sonic#
Thu Mar 8, 14:22 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Liquid, solid, or gas?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Liquid, solid, or gas?

Liquid. I'm fine with changing shape and everything, but when it becomes easy to change density as well? Whaaat?
by Sonic#
Thu Mar 8, 13:27 2018
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Professional photos of you online
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Professional photos of you online

Today I received a text from my immediate supervisor. He recommended I change my picture on our website immediately, as it was not suitably professional for the job market. Initially, my anxiety spiked. I was angry that this was a text and not a constructive e-mail. I was worried that he knew I'd mi...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 6, 20:24 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your worst personality characteristic?
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: What is your worst personality characteristic?

I beat myself up over details almost reflexively.
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 6, 13:02 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: job application sites
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: job application sites

I quit a job application two hours in when there was no end in sight. I think it was for a British academic position, and it involved tons of short-answer questions. Tons. So many. Much fieldage. It was all inane stuff too, the equivalent of listing every place I ever lived. (I don't remember the ac...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 6, 8:57 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your least favorite smell?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: What's your least favorite smell?

On a school trip we were riding home when a terrible smell began to permeate the entire bus. It smelled like decay, like sandwiches gone horribly bad (meat + cheese + death), like the inexorable process of death itself. We had to stop and air out the bus twice before we got home, and none of us coul...
by Sonic#
Sat Mar 3, 12:24 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent
Replies: 47
Views: 2749

Re: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent

Well, we are talking about women problems to communicate... so it doesn't surprise me that a couple of guys have fantastic communication... Now the question is... how lesbians do? each send a set of confusing non-verbal clues and then both go around claiming that the other one rape her? Admin note:...
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 2, 14:50 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Chococat!
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Happy birthday Chococat!

Happy b-day! Here's a ... chocolate cat?

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by Sonic#
Fri Mar 2, 14:40 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent
Replies: 47
Views: 2749

Re: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent

^ WHOA TALK ABOUT SEX WUT SimpleMan says this is a statement about women being incapable of saying no . "...That's too simplistic, and fails to account for the context* (one where there are logical reasons to not be too direct - worries about male disappointment, male fragility, male violence)..." Y...
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 2, 11:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent
Replies: 47
Views: 2749

Re: MGTOW: Enthusiastic Consent

I think I hear you. You're saying that obtaining consent should of course go both ways, but so far it feels like only men are being asked to do this? Alternatively, men are now being asked to do what feminist women have tried to do for decades. In standard patriarchal practice the man does everythin...
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 2, 10:24 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Book recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Re: Book recommendation

I have no clue where to start, since I like to read stuff where someone gets whacked at the beginning and avenged at the end, or stuff where a sorceress and/or dragon pops up at some point during the story. So you're saying that won't fly? ;) It's hard for me to know the line between low-key and no...