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Happy New Year! Also, a cat

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Happy New Year!

My first New Year’s resolution is to finish up my slightly belated Big Year End Review of Manosphere Greatness in 2013. But in the meantime, enjoy this cat, and this open thread.

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Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Katz — I’m collecting a unicorn when we fail to go 24 hours without ableism (hey, we made it 24 hours? I’m not caught up on the other thread, so I shouldn’t celebrate yet I guess)…horses are for when we end up discussing ableism cuz someone said something iffy, but it’s iffy, not straight up ableism — the first one was because somebody quoted Lovecraft and the discussion of whether it was ableist caused me to opt for a horse, since having the discussion is nearly as annoying at this point, but you remember how the unicorn thing started? I’m more likely to find a unicorn than go 24 hours with manboobz having an ableist comment (I think it may’ve been you actually who “awarded” me my first unicorn)

katz
8 years ago

Oh, OK, I remember the initial conversation but I was interpreting it as you get a unicorn if you don’t get an ableist comment. Then when you had so many unicorns I figured I had it backwards.

Shouldn’t there be some sort of prize for when we successfully get through 24 hours? Or are we just assuming that this will never happen?

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Well, I have 6 unicorns and 2 horses in like 10 days. So I’m gonna go with it not happening. I think we have made it 24 hours though, so the next one gets me a horse and resetting the timer?

katz
8 years ago

How about a pegasus upon successful completion? Or a magical pony ride on the rainbow?

Ally S
8 years ago

Oh, it looks like that Victoria’s Secret anti-rape-culture thing was a prank. How disappointing.

Marie
Marie
8 years ago

@wordsp1nner

Yay for your good year and second cousin :3 Hope your mom’s cousin does okay. Internet hugs + good thoughts from me, if you want them.

@emilygoddess

Glad to hear you had a good year :3

@LBT

Sorry to here about your cruddy year + homelessness, hugs from me if you want them.

And I saw your tumblr post on the wombat thing. Wombats sound scary 😮

PS: I’ve been loving your borg critters :3

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

Argenti – Want some anti-ableism oats to feed those equi?

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

I am remember 2nd declension word endings right, right? I don’t have my Latin textbook on me, so I can’t check to make sure I’m right.

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

remembering*

I cannot grammar today.

Brooked
Brooked
8 years ago

The Baltimore Feminist group behind the VS Consent is the best thing to come out of that city since The Wire. Their Playboy anti-rape party school article hoax was pretty awesome.

kittehserf
8 years ago
Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

Off topic, but do any of you know some good vegetable or fruit recipes? I’m trying to eat way more vegetables, but I’m not good at cooking them.

My go-to recipe for roasted veg (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower so far, they all work well):

Pre-heat oven to 400F
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil (to make easier cleanup)
Chop veg and pile it on baking sheet
Chop up 4 – 6 strips bacon and sprinkle over
Cut garlic butter into tiny pieces (about 1 1/2 tbsp in all) and sprinkle over
Bake for 15 minutes, stir.
Bake for another 10 minutes, stir.
Keep checking in 10 minute increments, stirring, until you’ve achieve the level of caramelization you like.

I also roast sweet potatoes and keep them ready in the fridge to nuke to be my meal’s starch serving.

In warmer weather, I eat a lot of chopped salads, which I find more satisfying than leafy salads.

My go-to bed-time snack lately:

In a bowl, mix a handful of berries (fresh is best, but thawed frozen is okay) or canned peaches with cold coconut milk or heavy cream. If you’re feeling wild, toss in some chocolate chips.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

BEHOLD! All of the borg critters are FINISHED! Here is a post with all of them, though the little stories I made up for them is not included due to length thingies.

RE: mildlymagnificent

If anything’s attacking them, they can get into the burrow entrance and their rear end becomes like a massive, immovable, castle gate.

I should not find this funny, but I DO.

Are wombats from Valhalla, because they’re obviously ASGARDIANS! *is shot and never heard from again*

RE: cloudiah

That borg wombat is my absolute favorite. I think maybe it was my suggestion?

Not gonna lie, the wombat is one of my favorites too. It was so much fun to draw and research, especially since the prior few were during the Christmas depression and I had a hard time getting anything done.

RE: Robert

my resolution for the New Year is to stop obsessing over not understanding jazz and just enjoy listening to it.

I didn’t think jazz was ever MEANT to be understood! *loves certain flavors*

RE: Marie

PS: I’ve been loving your borg critters :3

I enjoyed making them! I’m kind of sad that they’re all done now. 🙁 They were so much fun, and I hadn’t done a commission of that size for about a year.

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

I guess I have one Pegasus and some anti-ableism oats then!

Alice — equī if masculine, which I’m pretty sure it is. Equi may or may not be acceptable for class, depending how much of a hard ass your teacher is.

cloudiah
8 years ago

My mom is going to an actual, bona fide, rehab center tomorrow — which is great, because she’ll get more post-stroke physical, occupational, and speech therapy than she can get in the hospital she’s been in. So yay! But my sister goes home on the 13th, and I’m kind of terrified at facing taking care of my mother by myself after that. (Though I did it for a week before my sister could fly out here…)

Basically, I’m happy and terrified at the same time. Happified? Terrifiedappy? Not sure there’s a word for it. Also, I feel like I could sleep for 24 hours straight given the opportunity, but no one is giving me the opportunity. 0_o

/feelingsorryformyself

p.s. My mother had a good night’s sleep last night (difficult in a hospital), and I asked her what made it good and she said “I had a dream about Nelson Mandela” which was pretty adorable.

cloudiah
8 years ago

Also, please remember that rape culture is a myth created by feminists.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

Argenti – Thanks. I was pretty sure it was equi (2nd declension nominative masculine plural noun ending in my head is “-i”, but I often confuse the masculine and the neuter endings), but wanted to check with someone who was more knowledgeable than me at the subject.

My teacher I don’t think is that strict. My professor has been pretty lax regarding that.

katz
8 years ago

Anyone who’s going to bug you about not including long marks is going to have to bug the entire Roman Empire.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Must resist … must resist … cannot resist …

WHAT HAVE THE ROMANS DONE FOR US?

Howard Bannister
8 years ago

🙂

Bina
Bina
8 years ago

My mother had a good night’s sleep last night (difficult in a hospital), and I asked her what made it good and she said “I had a dream about Nelson Mandela” which was pretty adorable.

D’awwww!

Also, germane to this and the other bit: Lente, lente currite, noctus equi.

Kilik
Kilik
8 years ago

I am a combat veteran. Most of the idiots who say women dent serve in combat are wannabe’s themselves. I’m also a decorated vet. I don’t tolerate these blowhards when I come across them in the VA. which is frequently, I refuse to go into details to prove my shit to them either. Why should I have to satisfy their morbid curiosities as to the disgusting realities of war? What they DON’T know makes me laugh. What they do know, often comes from some sick voyeurism they satisfy by lurking on the forums of VFW’s.

Kilik
Kilik
8 years ago

Re: programming. I’ve done it myself. C/Cplusplus Keyboard issues LOL) JAVA, VB, a bit of Objective C. If you can grasp JAVA then is a scripting language, will be a cinch.JAVA and JavaScript are.quite different. One is extensible. One is not. The scripting languages are ideal for front end. but I to think having the fundamentals of A language designed for “under the hood” programming would-be beneficial, long term.. Few people become “guru’s” without at feast 5 years professional development in an extensible language under their belt. The idea of contributing to an open source project is a damn good one. I wish you all the best.

Robert
Robert
8 years ago

Equi reminds me – the SF writer Charles Stross wrote a short story titled ‘Equoids’ that is his highly idiosyncratic take on the unicorn mythos. Rather nasty, in an entertaining way (outside of the people who get horribly killed, that is).

LBT – that’s what my husband was telling me (re:jazz). Obviously, you need to know things like what syncopation and swing and the difference between modal and chordal are if you’re going to play it. I was probably acting out some psychological issues trying to ‘get’ jazz, which was just getting in the way.

dallasapple
dallasapple
8 years ago

Also, please remember that rape culture is a myth created by feminists.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Well …come on ..they SAID she “wasn’t little miss muffin .” Isn’t that proof enough rape culture is a myth ?

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