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I’m still here, just taking a break

Hey, everyone. I’m still here. I’m just taking a break. Sometimes I need to step back and clear my head of the usual manosphere nonsense for a few days. But I’ll be back soon.

In the meantime, here are some funny things from the Twitter? (And feel free to consider this an open thread.)

https://twitter.com/_glittergoth/status/1162483611838373889
https://twitter.com/FluffSocial/status/1163492492240543745
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Ariblester
Ariblester
2 years ago

solecism wrote on
August 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm:

@Arbilester,

Thanks! Even I got it to work. Though apparently only on the first page of comments. Weird.

The bookmarklet needs to be reloaded every time the page changes, as well. Basically, if you’re not seeing the magnifying glass next to usernames, you need to click the bookmarklet again.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Ariblester
I just got it working on my phone and computer. It’s especially useful on my phone, as that is where I do most of my commenting.
Thank you!

Tovius
Tovius
2 years ago

In case anyone still needs it, here’s some more photos of dogs I just found:

https://twitter.com/hannahtindle/status/1163878616989687808

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

@big titty demon

If this helps put it in perspective, our photos we are going for are going to look like old fashion black and white. So I suppose there are going to be formal. I wanted to do something that made our pictures look old timie, like we got married decade ago and we’re actually vampires that haven’t aged since we go married.

@moon cluster

I’ve thought about that. But I don’t want it to seem like our wedding is Greek themed or anything.

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

I also got us this big sign that says “choose a seat, not a side, we’re all family once the knot is tied” because we didn’t want to have a bride side and grooms side.

solecism
solecism
2 years ago

Ariblester wrote on
August 21, 2019 at 9:34 pm:

The bookmarklet needs to be reloaded every time the page changes, as well. Basically, if you’re not seeing the magnifying glass next to usernames, you need to click the bookmarklet again.

Thanks for the clarification! I did figure it out eventually. The widget is much appreciated.

solecism
solecism
2 years ago

Lainy wrote on
August 21, 2019 at 10:14 pm:

I’ve thought about that. But I don’t want it to seem like our wedding is Greek themed or anything.

Well, it would be a beautiful symmetry, the story in your vow and the visual effect of your dress–a goddess!–even if every other aspect of your wedding is completely unrelated to these 2 elements.

All of the details you’ve shared so far sound lovely.

Heh. Are you going to have any other details/Easter eggs as nods to possibly being vampires? Maybe include Jason Isbell’s song “If We Were Vampires” in the musical lineup somewhere?

Katamount
Katamount
2 years ago

@Rabid Rabbit

I’m a furry who was radifurized by another furry artist. I’ve never actually seen Cats in its entirety (just “Jellicle Songs” and “Memory”), but having read a synopsis… to me, it just wasn’t compelling enough. The costumes were off-putting and the story was incredibly thin. I know a couple of furries that love Cats… I just ain’t one of ’em.

AsAboveSoBelow
AsAboveSoBelow
2 years ago

Spaceballs: The Wedding!

https://offbeatbride.com/spaceballs-wedding/

Lainy, your words are beautiful. I’m very happy for you and your fiancé. Best wishes for a long, happy, healthy life together. 🙂

zonuts
zonuts
2 years ago

I’ve added two more pictures of the pups in their Cones of Shame to the album:

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
2 years ago

@Katamount, Rabid Rabbit:
As for ‘story was incredibly thin’… what do you expect when a book of thematically-linked light poetry is adapted as a ‘story’?

“Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot

It’s a fun book, but it was never really a story.

I haven’t actually seen the show either, though have heard most of the music (my mother having been a big fan of Broadway musicals and owned a lot of cast recordings on vinyl). Also, a choir I belonged to back in high school (early 80s) performed Memory on tour one year. Granted, another year the same choir performed pretty much the whole of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
2 years ago

@Jenora Feuer,

You don’t. Everyone knows that a hooman that’s sitting still is just asking for a cuddlepile to be formed on them. Is well-known law of nature. *nods* Ask the cats as well as the dogs; they’ll tell you. XD

@Allandrel,

I’m glad Jennifer is doing alright, and I understand the economics of having to close Hathor, in a way. I guess I l’m a bit surprised it wasn’t left up as an archive, since it did have quite a few valuable discussions on it. (The one about the 1960’s context of the original Star Trek series, why the Mexican actor had to play Khan as an Indian guy, and the White Guy Stupidity over casting Cumberhatch as Khan, was a great article as I recall it.)

It was also one of the sites that helped convinced me that feminists weren’t all screechy no-fun harpies, that they did have a point too. I doubt she’d remember the name I posted under there ( not this one, btw), since I didn’t post all that often.

What other sites is she doing now, if she’s alright with that being known here?

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix

It was also one of the sites that helped convinced me that feminists weren’t all screechy no-fun harpies, that they did have a point too.

Were you at one point an antifeminist? Just out of curiosity, would you mind telling us a little more? What was it like to change sides?
I don’t mean to pry, and if you don’t want to answer that’s fine. I’m curious since I encounter lots of non-feminists in my day-to-day life, and I am always looking for ways to convince them to be feminists.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
2 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix:
Heh, pretty much. Kinda was a wonderfully friendly dog, not a mean bone in her body. Just… didn’t necessarily think ahead when trying to get comfortable. Which can be an issue with a dog that weighs over half that of her ‘owner’.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

New Olly video, “Climate Grief”. Heavy stuff on how climate change is intertwined with a bunch of other issues, but entertaining as always:

Allandrel
Allandrel
2 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix

To my knowledge, Jennifer is currently not doing any media-related sites, and her most successful site right now is for mixed-drink recipes (don’t remember the site name, as I don’t drink). She tries to keep her online visibility fairly low-key for personal reasons.

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

I forgot one little personal detail about my wedding vows that might be needed. I wrote a lot of this around the thing my fiancé calls me, introduces me to as to other people, and my name in his phone. He calls me his other half.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

Holy crap. David Koch is dead.

https://twitter.com/AP/status/1164886533536698369

In the spirit of saying good things about the recently deceased … David Koch is dead. Good.

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
2 years ago

Well said, VP. A fitting epitaph.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

I guess nothing will change, though. The other Koch bastard is still there, as is the money. Still, it’s a start.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

@ Moggie

Yeah, the whole Koch apparatus is still present. The question I have is, how well will the apparatus work without its founder(s)? Some institutions can’t survive after the founder dies. Others continue. So are the Koch brothers the kind of founders who have made sure their work will continue after their deaths, or have they been unable to truly comprehend that after they die, the world will keep on spinning?

Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

@ Vicky P

This article addresses your question to an extent.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/23/david-koch-death-kochtopus-legacy-right-wing

Ariblester
Ariblester
2 years ago

Just a quick announcement:

I have taken my WHTM Quote Helper off Greasyfork and put it on Github instead (link in my username), together with a much clearer explanation of how to install and use it.

The Pastebin for the bookmarklet will also no longer be updated. Get it also from the Github.

Thanks to @kupo for the suggestion.

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