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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 2 April 2021, 18:58

Severelius wrote:It makes me sad that I will almost certainly be dead before commercial space tourism, with moon base or space station hotels and stuff, is an actual practical, affordable reality.

Or if I'm not dead I'll be too old to take part in it, or care about it.

I don’t think it’s ever going to be a thing that’s affordable for anyone but the top 1 or 2%.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 2 April 2021, 19:04

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:It makes me sad that I will almost certainly be dead before commercial space tourism, with moon base or space station hotels and stuff, is an actual practical, affordable reality.

Or if I'm not dead I'll be too old to take part in it, or care about it.

I don’t think it’s ever going to be a thing that’s affordable for anyone but the top 1 or 2%.

I mean logically yeah. But I'm an idealist who's seen 2001: A Space Odyssey probably far too many times so I can't help but wish for comfortable space travel to be a thing I'll be able to experience first-hand some day.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 2 April 2021, 21:48

Severelius wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:It makes me sad that I will almost certainly be dead before commercial space tourism, with moon base or space station hotels and stuff, is an actual practical, affordable reality.

Or if I'm not dead I'll be too old to take part in it, or care about it.

I don’t think it’s ever going to be a thing that’s affordable for anyone but the top 1 or 2%.

I mean logically yeah. But I'm an idealist who's seen 2001: A Space Odyssey probably far too many times so I can't help but wish for comfortable space travel to be a thing I'll be able to experience first-hand some day.

I’d imagine comfortable space travel is kinda the default. How uncomfortable can you be in zero gravity? I suppose you’ll have to start romancing billionaires to be in with a shout of finding out.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2021, 05:20

I wish I could be normal and talk more often about things that most people talk about. I wish my mental illnesses weren't an omnipresent factor in my life and something I've to battle each and every day. I wish I weren't so preoccupied with worries most of the time, as well as that I didn't struggle to feel loved, worthy, or adequate. I wish my life wasn't so dominated by my disorders and that, maybe, by some miracle, I could have even just one week where I don't present with any symptoms consistent with an anxiety disorder or a depressive episode. I wish, again, that I could be free of this and live a normal life.

And yes, in case anyone thinks to say this, I'm well aware that there is no such thing as a "normal" life or a "normal" person, as well as that the use of such phrases can appear value-laden and therefore reinforce negative thoughts about mental illness. But, you know what, as someone with severe, disabling disorders, I for one can say I know quite well multiple people that are free of mental illness and can, therefore, be said to approximate a quasi-normality. And, frankly, I don't need anyone quibbling over my diction right now.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 April 2021, 15:30

Marmaduke wrote:How uncomfortable can you be in zero gravity? I suppose you’ll have to start romancing billionaires to be in with a shout of finding out.

You don't have to be a billionaire to experience zero G-force. There's a company that does vomit comet flights for like less than $10,000 pp. René and I saw one of their planes at one of the airports we flew from last year.

Anyway, you have to experience a lot of Gs to get to a zero G state, whether it's the upwards swing of the vomit comet's parabolas or getting to orbit.

We won't have 'comfortable' or affordable space travel until we have a space elevator.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 April 2021, 16:29

My desire for the ability to, for example, stay in a cool hotel that just happens to be an orbital space station is reliant entirely on my working assumption that being in orbit won't set off my fear of heights. :lol:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 3 April 2021, 19:58

Severelius wrote:My desire for the ability to, for example, stay in a cool hotel that just happens to be an orbital space station is reliant entirely on my working assumption that being in orbit won't set off my fear of heights. :lol:

Surely it wouldn’t? A fear of heights must be rooted in a fear of the subsequent fall killing you? There is no way that fall would kill you. It would be asphyxiation in the cold vacuum of space. It’ll set off your fear of asphyxiating.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 April 2021, 20:03

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:My desire for the ability to, for example, stay in a cool hotel that just happens to be an orbital space station is reliant entirely on my working assumption that being in orbit won't set off my fear of heights. :lol:

Surely it wouldn’t? A fear of heights must be rooted in a fear of the subsequent fall killing you? There is no way that fall would kill you. It would be asphyxiation in the cold vacuum of space. It’ll set off your fear of asphyxiating.

Yet weirdly I'm not afraid of asphyxiating. Like, at all.

Note to self: Investigate 'choking kink'.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 3 April 2021, 20:40

Severelius wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:My desire for the ability to, for example, stay in a cool hotel that just happens to be an orbital space station is reliant entirely on my working assumption that being in orbit won't set off my fear of heights. :lol:

Surely it wouldn’t? A fear of heights must be rooted in a fear of the subsequent fall killing you? There is no way that fall would kill you. It would be asphyxiation in the cold vacuum of space. It’ll set off your fear of asphyxiating.

Yet weirdly I'm not afraid of asphyxiating. Like, at all.

Note to self: Investigate 'choking kink'.

Don’t investigate that. You’ll end up in a wardrobe with a belt. You don’t wanna accidentally Carradine yourself.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 April 2021, 20:43

I promise I will only investigate being recreationally choked for sexual reasons with a consenting partner who I trust.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 3 April 2021, 20:45

Don’t come crying to me when you’re found naked from the waist down, suspended in a Bangkok hotel wardrobe! You’ll get no sympathy here!
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 April 2021, 20:48

Wait I get a foreign holiday out of this? Fucking sold!
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 3 April 2021, 23:02

Struggling right now... hope things get better.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Twilight66 » 3 April 2021, 23:29

That's easy. Figuring out a way to have my second sexual experience with a guy, with the pandemic of course making an already difficult task even more challenging. I guess where there's a will there's a way. Maybe I'll try Grindr?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 4 April 2021, 01:17

erti wrote:Struggling right now... hope things get better.


I do too ❤️
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 5 April 2021, 12:50

I guess I understand why California is often a punching bag for the right. It’s a way of distracting us from the absolute mess that is Florida.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 6 April 2021, 18:10

What does “Oughtoo ooda is king” mean? How does this help me locate my package, Mr. UPS delivery man? Does His Majesty, King Ooda live local?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 7 April 2021, 19:14

It's uncomfortably warm outside.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 7 April 2021, 19:40

McTaggartfan wrote:It's uncomfortably warm outside.

It is pretty hot out! But comfy here indoors (in the basement at least).
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 7 April 2021, 20:20

For my entire life I've assumed all cats hate me because I assumed it's an insulting kind of gesture when they just go out of their way to show you their arse in a really obnoxious way.

Apparently it's a thing that means they like you, ora are at least somewhat are okay with having you around. I have to re-evaluate my entire approach to cats now, and maybe apologise to a few.
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