Author Topic: A Random Thought  (Read 1730419 times)

MeTekillot

  • Posts: 10458
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36500 on: August 09, 2019, 10:16:15 PM »
I'm tired of worrying about things that everyone around me seems content with.
Normies, am I right?
My thoughts.

A sex and torture survey upon character creation

Barsook

  • Posts: 8083
    • The Sense of Openness
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36501 on: September 03, 2019, 06:21:19 AM »
I had a dream where me and my parents started to hear Morse Code and I wonder did I dream of having the Code say something that made sense.

James de Monet

  • Posts: 3399
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36502 on: September 09, 2019, 02:01:46 PM »
There was a silver alert this morning (the elderly version of an amber alert).  My smart watch started vibrating at the exact same moment that my satellite radio alarm tones went off.  These systems are getting more coordinated.

(Aside from the fact that the shock of it might have caused an accident) I guess thatís a good thing.

...if youíre Skynet.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Riev

  • Posts: 5675
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36503 on: September 16, 2019, 03:21:27 PM »
My dreams last night had something to do with me fighting some sort of monsters that were only damaged by copper, and so I had forged copper tubes and wire filaments to attack them.

what the hell
Masks are the Armageddon equivalent of Ed Hardy shirts.

Hauwke

  • Posts: 2061
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36504 on: September 16, 2019, 04:41:34 PM »
My dreams last night had something to do with me fighting some sort of monsters that were only damaged by copper, and so I had forged copper tubes and wire filaments to attack them.

what the hell

Budget Simon Belmont? I like it.

James de Monet

  • Posts: 3399
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36505 on: September 19, 2019, 11:50:47 PM »
So, these scientists created the blackest black ever and they used it to create...a dull, black gem?  Suspicious.  Veeery suspicious.



Carbon nanotubes my ass.  That there is made with sorcery.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 11:55:27 PM by James de Monet »
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Medena

  • Posts: 1324
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36506 on: September 22, 2019, 02:07:48 PM »
Here's an amazing video of two grizzly bears fighting in the middle of the road.  It's along a road in northern BC that I used to want to drive but not so sure I want to anymore.  :-/

https://www.facebook.com/cari.mcgillivray/videos/10218072269532509/


Turn on the audio. They make sounds more like groans than growls.  And keep an eye out for the wolf crossing the road a bit beyond them.
Quote from: J S Bach
If it ain't baroque, don't fix it.

MeTekillot

  • Posts: 10458
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36507 on: September 22, 2019, 03:55:11 PM »
I didn't know bears could move that fast
My thoughts.

A sex and torture survey upon character creation

Namino

  • Posts: 480
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36508 on: September 22, 2019, 10:51:35 PM »
Coyote in the background being a nosy neighbor.

MeTekillot

  • Posts: 10458
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36509 on: September 23, 2019, 08:15:49 PM »
I wonder if the Uncanny Valley is an instinctual defense against sociopathic and brain damaged humans.
My thoughts.

A sex and torture survey upon character creation

DesertT

  • Posts: 899
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36510 on: October 02, 2019, 08:42:52 PM »
Judgy McJudgerson Judges You by Your Forum Profile Pic.
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogueGunslinger

  • Posts: 19158
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36511 on: October 05, 2019, 12:56:10 AM »
You could just complacently let life drift by and never do anything of interest if it weren't for boredom.

Barsook

  • Posts: 8083
    • The Sense of Openness
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36512 on: November 01, 2019, 07:10:39 AM »
I thought about this video:



And it's amazing how well it aged throughout the 20 years.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 07:12:13 AM by Barsook »

DesertT

  • Posts: 899
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36513 on: November 03, 2019, 02:40:30 PM »
Ran a half-marathon today with my Mom.

I now know what desert elves feel like walking with an escort instead of running...
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

triste

  • Posts: 112
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36514 on: November 20, 2019, 12:09:00 AM »
I just had a moment mourning all my dead characters after one of their names randomly popped up in something I was reading. This game / permadeath is a hoot.


will do my best to maintain https://tristearmageddon.github.io/arma-guild-picker/, message me if something there needs an update.

DesertT

  • Posts: 899
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36515 on: January 01, 2020, 07:43:29 PM »
Whoever thought of the concept of Hamburger Helper....


!!!GENIUS!!!
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

RogueGunslinger

  • Posts: 19158
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36516 on: January 06, 2020, 07:52:54 PM »
From 1 to 10,000, prime numbers 2999 to 3001 and 8999 to 9001 are easily the most beautiful sequences.

James de Monet

  • Posts: 3399
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36517 on: January 21, 2020, 06:43:14 PM »
I just had a moment of the most exquisite schadenfreude.  But then, I was forced to consider if some form of prejudice wasnít informing my reaction.

A modded hatchback was driving next to and just behind me into an underpass.  Suddenly the driver decided to accelerate by 20mph for no apparent reason as we approached a HUGE puddle.  This pushed them in front of me as we passed through, and at that speed, their wheels threw a massive spray of water over my windshield, momentarily blinding me in a tight spot when there is no room to maneuver and it would be easy to have a head-on collision.  (It wasnít actively raining, so I had to quickly find my wipers before I could see again.)

Needless to say this kind of pissed me off.  At the next light, they pulled even with a guy in a tacíd out Jeep.  Hatchback driver swerves back and forth within their own lane (as if such a visible show of impatience will make people voluntarily move out of their way), and I realize to my surprise that the driver is not a white male (as I suspected), but an Asian female.  Light turns green.  Jeep guy and hatchback girl approach a forced merge.  Civil rules say she should let him zipper in front of her. She doubles down and pulls within inches of the car in front of her to keep him from merging.  Jeep guy is having none of it.  He simply starts plowing over into her lane.  They drive like that - two people in the same lane, neither giving way, up to the next light, where she is forced to back off, or risk a collision with opposing traffic.  She then proceeds to lay on the horn for, I kid you not, several minutes.  He flips her off.

Now, Jeep guy was legally in the wrong, but she was conventionally in the wrong, in multiple ways.  She endangered me (and others) with her reckless driving, and it gave me guilty pleasure to watch her get rebuffed by someone else.

But then I had to wonder: was I more incensed because the driver was a female, and therefore not covered under the boys will be boys clause?  I was certainly pissed off, regardless, but I was definitely surprised that it was a female, and moreso that she was Asian.  (Yes, I understand there is theoretically a sub-culture of Asian female street racers, but Iíve never known one, so...).

My surprise says something about prejudice.  I expected this behavior from a white male.  Even if I still would not have condoned it from one, I might have been more willing to shrug it off.  But seeing it be someone from a different demographic almost seemed to increase my ire, and therefore my desire for this person to get their ďcomeuppanceĒ.  Sure it might not seem like terrible racism that I expect better behavior from apparent females and people with roots in more collective cultures (she could be a sixth generation girl from Stockton for all I know, but reason isnít as quick on its feet as prejudice), as that might seem to say I think better of them, but it could just as easily be that Iím more willing to forgive/understand someone who is more like me, and either way it has negative side effects.  Besides, holding people to different standards not based on hard facts about their individual situation isnít generally a great idea, regardless.

I donít know where Iím going with this, exactly.  The whole thing just left me wondering.  I guess I was hoping someone with more perspective than I have would weigh in.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 08:34:18 PM by James de Monet »
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Hauwke

  • Posts: 2061
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36518 on: January 21, 2020, 08:01:54 PM »
A solid and actually random thought.

Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36519 on: January 24, 2020, 03:29:33 AM »
snip

Added perspective (because I love my amateur behavioral science so much)

Anything jarringly "abnormal" or contradictory to the implicit biases we hold (often without being actively aware we even have them, in our surface level thinking) has a tendency to be upsetting, and produces all those kinds of negative feelings. Brains want the schism to go away.

But the good thing is it's not inherently bad nor does it make anyone a bad person. Biases serve a purpose in how they help us process information faster, because our smart smart brains automatically group and label things so they can be inventoried, sorted and recalled without invoking a need for deep reasoning at every turn. It's not anyones "fault" they form, they're developed and reinforced from early childhood and onward by whatever information our surroundings provide us with. Prejudice is a byproduct of the operational comfort zone of our brain.

Feel good that this kind of awareness is precisely the thing that opens the door to changing how your brain autopilots, and is essential IMHO to diminishing the prevalence of racism. Too many people feel guilty they have bias and this effectively stalls change as we deny it instead of accepting it's there so it can be changed. So applause to your random thought.

Edited to add: I realized as I was reading that, that I was also visualizing an "angry white male" until it was revealed that it wasn't. So now I'm also questioning the label and perhaps the moment of awareness spreads, thus my applause.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 03:39:51 AM by only_plays_tribals »
You begin searching the area intently.
You look around, but don't find any large wood.
You think: "Story of my life."

Gunnerblaster

  • Posts: 6727
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36520 on: March 01, 2020, 02:02:05 AM »
Although I no longer play ARM, it always pleases me when I can use the characters of players who were highly influential during my time playing. I play D&D pretty regularly and I'm the DM for my group - So it's always nice to bring in NPC's who are based off of ARM characters.
Quote from: LauraMars
Quote from: brytta.leofa
Laura, did weird tribal men follow you around at age 15?
If by weird tribal men you mean Christians then yes.

Quote from: Malifaxis
She was teabagging me.

My own mother.

Gunnerblaster

  • Posts: 6727
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36521 on: March 18, 2020, 03:33:33 AM »
Woah, hold up.

Shalooonsh is back?

...

Mayhaps it's time I rolled up a character, again.
Quote from: LauraMars
Quote from: brytta.leofa
Laura, did weird tribal men follow you around at age 15?
If by weird tribal men you mean Christians then yes.

Quote from: Malifaxis
She was teabagging me.

My own mother.

Ourla

  • Posts: 4396
    • My Art Blog
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36522 on: March 30, 2020, 02:08:30 AM »
Woah, hold up.

Shalooonsh is back?

...

Mayhaps it's time I rolled up a character, again.

Race me.
The secret to great RP is having the balls to be weird and the brains to make it eloquent.

Shaydee

  • Posts: 55
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36523 on: March 30, 2020, 09:17:09 AM »
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cheerios are the best Cheerios.

DesertT

  • Posts: 899
Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36524 on: March 30, 2020, 12:58:12 PM »
Numbers have gone up for daytime play.

Wonder if this has anything to do with the number of people who are now teleworking....
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.