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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 06:10

So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.

It just surprised me, since on the one hand you too agree that social media is problematic, but I make the suggestion that a platform like twitter needs to be regulated because it's not just a platform, it's more like s publisher, a tool that could be exploited by both the left AND the right (we need less such platforms Poz, not more) it is able to interfere in political matters in a way newspaper's could only dream of and I suggest that the reason those on the left keep quiet about it, is because it is a useful platform that favours their particluar agenda (at the moment) and you get bent out of shape.

I get you don't like the right. I'm not a huge fan either. But unfortunately, you seem blinkered to the evils on the left and will Brook no criticism of it.

Does that seem like a good idea to you?

And you realise that the world isn't America, right? While you rant about medicare and in the other convo's we've had, the capital riot, the rest of the world is happening and has it's own, unique experience of what leftist and rightist politics are. Could you, just for a short minute, do what most americans seem incapable of and stop being focused on your little corner of the world (and history, in some parts of the world poz, we've moved on from the Thatcher and Reagan era) and realise that not everything is to do with you and your little corner of this little blue marble.

It's not all about Trump, it's not all about whatever political issue is surging in the great and all encompassing United States of America today. Learn that other people have entirely different experiences and concerns. Yours is not the world.

So before you decide to have a political rant because of something I have said and that something might have been used as a "dog whistle" :rolleyes: by your political adversaries at home, does not mean the reason I raise the issue is for the same reason they might have.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 06:23

I can't seem to fall asleep and while I'm tired, I'm apparently not tired enough to so much as take a nap. My brain is being stupid and insisting on making me into even more of an insomniac than I already am :argh:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 06:31

McTaggartfan wrote:I can't seem to fall asleep and while I'm tired, I'm apparently not tired enough to so much as take a nap. My brain is being stupid and insisting on making me into even more of an insomniac than I already am :argh:

You have that thing, where you close your eyes and they don't want to open and yet behind those eyelids, your brain is wide awake? Or the other thing, where your mind can't stick to one thought, and flits and jumps, like an electrical current, a snippet of one thought, then another, like a kid with ADHD, holding the TV remote cycling through channels? I hate that in particular. Do you have the slight vibration of your body as you lay there exhausted in your bed? Or where your bones and joints ache from lack of sleep and you get hot flushes.

Insomnia is quite the experience. Annoying as all get out.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 06:41

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:I can't seem to fall asleep and while I'm tired, I'm apparently not tired enough to so much as take a nap. My brain is being stupid and insisting on making me into even more of an insomniac than I already am :argh:

You have that thing, where you close your eyes and they don't want to open and yet behind those eyelids, your brain is wide awake? Or the other thing, where your mind can't stick to one thought, and flits and jumps, like an electrical current, a snippet of one thought, then another, like a kid with ADHD, holding the TV remote cycling through channels? I hate that in particular. Do you have the slight vibration of your body as you lay there exhausted in your bed? Or where your bones and joints ache from lack of sleep and you get hot flushes.

Insomnia is quite the experience. Annoying as all get out.


Ah, I commend you for your well written account of the troubles of the insomniac—besides her being unable to sleep.

My brain is quite awake, while my bones ache and my eyes feel too dry from lack of sleep (a thing that occurs, apparently). My mind isn't restless as in the same fashion as with ADHD, but rather wishes to either converse with others or pursue intellectual studies. Yet those same studies are, at this point, beyond the capacity of my poor brain to entertain.

While I've not been clicking through TV channels (since I don't watch much TV), I have been aimlessly scrolling up and down my email, as well as repeatedly reading and re-reading old assignments I wrote from last semester. Perhaps my brain wants to worry over things that have already been graded, on top of all the other things it wants to do—but which, many of them, are not particularly helpful.

Sometimes I stop in the middle of doing something and zone out, forgetting the activity for an indeterminate number of seconds, and then continue upon recalling what I was doing. It's strange, though I suppose I'm used to it after having experienced that sort of zoning out many times over sleepless nights in the past.

I'd usually try talking to Rene or Brenden, but they're asleep it would seem. Of course, these days they're always asleep when I'm awake at night. Such great timing they have, fixing their sleep schedules just when it would be beneficial to me were they not to do so! :argh:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 06:44

PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.

It just surprised me, since on the one hand you too agree that social media is problematic, but I make the suggestion that a platform like twitter needs to be regulated because it's not just a platform, it's more like s publisher, a tool that could be exploited by both the left AND the right (we need less such platforms Poz, not more) it is able to interfere in political matters in a way newspaper's could only dream of and I suggest that the reason those on the left keep quiet about it, is because it is a useful platform that favours their particluar agenda (at the moment) and you get bent out of shape.

I get you don't like the right. I'm not a huge fan either. But unfortunately, you seem blinkered to the evils on the left and will Brook no criticism of it.

Does that seem like a good idea to you?

And you realise that the world isn't America, right? While you rant about medicare and in the other convo's we've had, the capital riot, the rest of the world is happening and has it's own, unique experience of what leftist and rightist politics are. Could you, just for a short minute, do what most americans seem incapable of and stop being focused on your little corner of the world (and history, in some parts of the world poz, we've moved on from the Thatcher and Reagan era) and realise that not everything is to do with you and your little corner of this little blue marble.

It's not all about Trump, it's not all about whatever political issue is surging in the great and all encompassing United States of America today. Learn that other people have entirely different experiences and concerns. Yours is not the world.

So before you decide to have a political rant because of something I have said and that something might have been used as a "dog whistle" :rolleyes: by your political adversaries at home, does not mean the reason I raise the issue is for the same reason they might have.


To add to what I already said, I should ask whether you forgot to quote whomever you were arguing with prior to posting the above. Somebody is a evidently sleep-deprived and not doing things quite right :lol: :P :lol:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 06:48

McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.

It just surprised me, since on the one hand you too agree that social media is problematic, but I make the suggestion that a platform like twitter needs to be regulated because it's not just a platform, it's more like s publisher, a tool that could be exploited by both the left AND the right (we need less such platforms Poz, not more) it is able to interfere in political matters in a way newspaper's could only dream of and I suggest that the reason those on the left keep quiet about it, is because it is a useful platform that favours their particluar agenda (at the moment) and you get bent out of shape.

I get you don't like the right. I'm not a huge fan either. But unfortunately, you seem blinkered to the evils on the left and will Brook no criticism of it.

Does that seem like a good idea to you?

And you realise that the world isn't America, right? While you rant about medicare and in the other convo's we've had, the capital riot, the rest of the world is happening and has it's own, unique experience of what leftist and rightist politics are. Could you, just for a short minute, do what most americans seem incapable of and stop being focused on your little corner of the world (and history, in some parts of the world poz, we've moved on from the Thatcher and Reagan era) and realise that not everything is to do with you and your little corner of this little blue marble.

It's not all about Trump, it's not all about whatever political issue is surging in the great and all encompassing United States of America today. Learn that other people have entirely different experiences and concerns. Yours is not the world.

So before you decide to have a political rant because of something I have said and that something might have been used as a "dog whistle" :rolleyes: by your political adversaries at home, does not mean the reason I raise the issue is for the same reason they might have.


To add to what I already said, I should ask whether you forgot to quote whomever you were arguing with prior to posting the above. Somebody is a evidently sleep-deprived and not doing things quite right :lol: :P :lol:
I get fed up with quote trees. Especially when typing on my phone. It's too much hassle.

Pastor Poz knows I was talking to him I'm sure.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 06:53

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.

It just surprised me, since on the one hand you too agree that social media is problematic, but I make the suggestion that a platform like twitter needs to be regulated because it's not just a platform, it's more like s publisher, a tool that could be exploited by both the left AND the right (we need less such platforms Poz, not more) it is able to interfere in political matters in a way newspaper's could only dream of and I suggest that the reason those on the left keep quiet about it, is because it is a useful platform that favours their particluar agenda (at the moment) and you get bent out of shape.

I get you don't like the right. I'm not a huge fan either. But unfortunately, you seem blinkered to the evils on the left and will Brook no criticism of it.

Does that seem like a good idea to you?

And you realise that the world isn't America, right? While you rant about medicare and in the other convo's we've had, the capital riot, the rest of the world is happening and has it's own, unique experience of what leftist and rightist politics are. Could you, just for a short minute, do what most americans seem incapable of and stop being focused on your little corner of the world (and history, in some parts of the world poz, we've moved on from the Thatcher and Reagan era) and realise that not everything is to do with you and your little corner of this little blue marble.

It's not all about Trump, it's not all about whatever political issue is surging in the great and all encompassing United States of America today. Learn that other people have entirely different experiences and concerns. Yours is not the world.

So before you decide to have a political rant because of something I have said and that something might have been used as a "dog whistle" :rolleyes: by your political adversaries at home, does not mean the reason I raise the issue is for the same reason they might have.


To add to what I already said, I should ask whether you forgot to quote whomever you were arguing with prior to posting the above. Somebody is a evidently sleep-deprived and not doing things quite right :lol: :P :lol:
I get fed up with quote trees. Especially when typing on my phone. It's too much hassle.

Pastor Poz knows I was talking to him I'm sure.


Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?

And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.

Pastor Poz???
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 07:03

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.

It just surprised me, since on the one hand you too agree that social media is problematic, but I make the suggestion that a platform like twitter needs to be regulated because it's not just a platform, it's more like s publisher, a tool that could be exploited by both the left AND the right (we need less such platforms Poz, not more) it is able to interfere in political matters in a way newspaper's could only dream of and I suggest that the reason those on the left keep quiet about it, is because it is a useful platform that favours their particluar agenda (at the moment) and you get bent out of shape.

I get you don't like the right. I'm not a huge fan either. But unfortunately, you seem blinkered to the evils on the left and will Brook no criticism of it.

Does that seem like a good idea to you?

And you realise that the world isn't America, right? While you rant about medicare and in the other convo's we've had, the capital riot, the rest of the world is happening and has it's own, unique experience of what leftist and rightist politics are. Could you, just for a short minute, do what most americans seem incapable of and stop being focused on your little corner of the world (and history, in some parts of the world poz, we've moved on from the Thatcher and Reagan era) and realise that not everything is to do with you and your little corner of this little blue marble.

It's not all about Trump, it's not all about whatever political issue is surging in the great and all encompassing United States of America today. Learn that other people have entirely different experiences and concerns. Yours is not the world.

So before you decide to have a political rant because of something I have said and that something might have been used as a "dog whistle" :rolleyes: by your political adversaries at home, does not mean the reason I raise the issue is for the same reason they might have.


To add to what I already said, I should ask whether you forgot to quote whomever you were arguing with prior to posting the above. Somebody is a evidently sleep-deprived and not doing things quite right :lol: :P :lol:
I get fed up with quote trees. Especially when typing on my phone. It's too much hassle.

Pastor Poz knows I was talking to him I'm sure.


Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 07:17

McTaggartfan wrote:Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?
I do have a pc, I'm on it now.
McTaggartfan wrote:And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.
It can be tiring and I prefer verbal communication by far. But the forum is handy for dropping in and out of convo's.
McTaggartfan wrote:Pastor Poz???
A convert of the new religion :D The house of Left and Right, a dualist faith that has replaced traditional belief systems in the US, in particular. But adherents on both sides believe they are on the side of light, fighting against the evils of their opposites. Striving for paradise, while combating the "others" goals of hell on earth. They see everything through the lense of their faith, it has dogma's, doctrines, holy figures and even scriptures. Poz is akin to a pastor in this new faith. He goes about tending to the flock, like a good pastor should and when whispered words or the unholy "dog whistle" is uttered, he ascends the pulpit and gets to work... :lol: I jest. mostly. But I think there is something to the idea. :glasses:

McTaggartfan wrote:Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
It is indeed morning. I was using my phone as I had been rudely awoken from restful and sweet dreams (not unlike one of Nandi's, I was in a DnDesque dungeon, there were giant talking spiders and goat people, necromancers, naturally and my companions and I were trying to find our way out of this maze... weird, but fun)

So I layed in bed because it was cold and I didn't want to get out from under the duvet.

I'll do things soon. Right now, I have the company of a hot cup of sweet milky tea and the heating is on.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 07:26

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?
I do have a pc, I'm on it now.
McTaggartfan wrote:And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.
It can be tiring and I prefer verbal communication by far. But the forum is handy for dropping in and out of convo's.
McTaggartfan wrote:Pastor Poz???
A convert of the new religion :D The house of Left and Right, a dualist faith that has replaced traditional belief systems in the US, in particular. But adherents on both sides believe they are on the side of light, fighting against the evils of their opposites. Striving for paradise, while combating the "others" goals of hell on earth. They see everything through the lense of their faith, it has dogma's, doctrines, holy figures and even scriptures. Poz is akin to a pastor in this new faith. He goes about tending to the flock, like a good pastor should and when whispered words or the unholy "dog whistle" is uttered, he ascends the pulpit and gets to work... :lol: I jest. mostly. But I think there is something to the idea. :glasses:

McTaggartfan wrote:Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
It is indeed morning. I was using my phone as I had been rudely awoken from restful and sweet dreams (not unlike one of Nandi's, I was in a DnDesque dungeon, there were giant talking spiders and goat people, necromancers, naturally and my companions and I were trying to find our way out of this maze... weird, but fun)

So I layed in bed because it was cold and I didn't want to get out from under the duvet.

I'll do things soon. Right now, I have the company of a hot cup of sweet milky tea and the heating is on.


Ah, you tempt me with that clever, teasing paragraph and the mention of necromancers (reminds me of Skyrim). But why must it all be so lengthy and verbose. Normally I'd applaud such a post, for I do so enjoy both witty sparring of the verbal variety and prying the secrets of your everyday tedium away from your clutching hands. Yet why must you offer me such a tantalizing morsel now of all times, when I'm sleep-deprived and clinging desperately to what semblance of my (great and most august) wits remain? You live but to torment me in much the same way as was Tantalus.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 3 April 2022, 07:50

PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.


Sorry, I didn't have the luxury of never having to face discrimination at the hands of social conservatives hell-bent on imposing their religion on everyone else. Beyond that, I've little more to say to you. I spend time telling you what I feel - not telling YOU what YOU feel and think like you constantly do to me - and while I feel it and this is what I get. Well, thanks, but I'm threw. I'm sure you can decide for me what else I'm thinking and feeling. Bye.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 April 2022, 07:52

McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?
I do have a pc, I'm on it now.
McTaggartfan wrote:And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.
It can be tiring and I prefer verbal communication by far. But the forum is handy for dropping in and out of convo's.
McTaggartfan wrote:Pastor Poz???
A convert of the new religion :D The house of Left and Right, a dualist faith that has replaced traditional belief systems in the US, in particular. But adherents on both sides believe they are on the side of light, fighting against the evils of their opposites. Striving for paradise, while combating the "others" goals of hell on earth. They see everything through the lense of their faith, it has dogma's, doctrines, holy figures and even scriptures. Poz is akin to a pastor in this new faith. He goes about tending to the flock, like a good pastor should and when whispered words or the unholy "dog whistle" is uttered, he ascends the pulpit and gets to work... :lol: I jest. mostly. But I think there is something to the idea. :glasses:

McTaggartfan wrote:Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
It is indeed morning. I was using my phone as I had been rudely awoken from restful and sweet dreams (not unlike one of Nandi's, I was in a DnDesque dungeon, there were giant talking spiders and goat people, necromancers, naturally and my companions and I were trying to find our way out of this maze... weird, but fun)

So I layed in bed because it was cold and I didn't want to get out from under the duvet.

I'll do things soon. Right now, I have the company of a hot cup of sweet milky tea and the heating is on.


Ah, you tempt me with that clever, teasing paragraph and the mention of necromancers (reminds me of Skyrim). But why must it all be so lengthy and verbose. Normally I'd applaud such a post, for I do so enjoy both witty sparring of the verbal variety and prying the secrets of your everyday tedium away from your clutching hands. Yet why must you offer me such a tantalizing morsel now of all times, when I'm sleep-deprived and clinging desperately to what semblance of my (great and most august) wits remain? You live but to torment me in much the same way as was Tantalus.
I seem incapable of NOT being verbose. In written format atleast. I talk at length too, but it's more interesting as I'm more animated and expressive in person, than I am in writing, where I'm somewhat stiff and not well educated on how to be otherwise. I didn't attend college or uni and state schools I attended were poorly funded :shrug: I do alright, given my origins. But I have to try harder than most, to achieve half as much ;)
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 3 April 2022, 08:03

PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?
I do have a pc, I'm on it now.
McTaggartfan wrote:And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.
It can be tiring and I prefer verbal communication by far. But the forum is handy for dropping in and out of convo's.
McTaggartfan wrote:Pastor Poz???
A convert of the new religion :D The house of Left and Right, a dualist faith that has replaced traditional belief systems in the US, in particular. But adherents on both sides believe they are on the side of light, fighting against the evils of their opposites. Striving for paradise, while combating the "others" goals of hell on earth. They see everything through the lense of their faith, it has dogma's, doctrines, holy figures and even scriptures. Poz is akin to a pastor in this new faith. He goes about tending to the flock, like a good pastor should and when whispered words or the unholy "dog whistle" is uttered, he ascends the pulpit and gets to work... :lol: I jest. mostly. But I think there is something to the idea. :glasses:

McTaggartfan wrote:Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
It is indeed morning. I was using my phone as I had been rudely awoken from restful and sweet dreams (not unlike one of Nandi's, I was in a DnDesque dungeon, there were giant talking spiders and goat people, necromancers, naturally and my companions and I were trying to find our way out of this maze... weird, but fun)

So I layed in bed because it was cold and I didn't want to get out from under the duvet.

I'll do things soon. Right now, I have the company of a hot cup of sweet milky tea and the heating is on.


Ah, you tempt me with that clever, teasing paragraph and the mention of necromancers (reminds me of Skyrim). But why must it all be so lengthy and verbose. Normally I'd applaud such a post, for I do so enjoy both witty sparring of the verbal variety and prying the secrets of your everyday tedium away from your clutching hands. Yet why must you offer me such a tantalizing morsel now of all times, when I'm sleep-deprived and clinging desperately to what semblance of my (great and most august) wits remain? You live but to torment me in much the same way as was Tantalus.
I seem incapable of NOT being verbose. In written format atleast. I talk at length too, but it's more interesting as I'm more animated and expressive in person, than I am in writing, where I'm somewhat stiff and not well educated on how to be otherwise. I didn't attend college or uni and state schools I attended were poorly funded :shrug: I do alright, given my origins. But I have to try harder than most, to achieve half as much ;)


Ah, poor., tiny, little friend of mine in these dark, sleepless hours of night thoughts (I'm tempted to say "night thoughts on life, death, and immortality,"—cf. Edward Young's poem of the same name—, but I'll not, because it would probably make no sense, and I probably only want to do it because I'm sleep-deprived/beyond reason)! Who cares if you didn't attend university!?! The whole system of higher education is broken, if ever it worked at all. So, so many blithering fools obtain doctoral degrees, just as, in contrast, so many bright and otherwise capable individuals don't attend college at all (or else fail out). Why else, for example, would I still be in college?!? I'm plainly not unintelligent (though hardly as intelligent and knowledgeable as I and my anxiety disorder would like)!

But in any case, I can certainly relate to the idea of having to try twice as hard to achieve half as much. Much of my life, especially my collegiate years, are the very picture of that idea. I'd tell you more yet, of course, I'd rather not share my any great details of my life where the masses might see and pick up upon them. And, no worries, I tend not to be able to resist being verbose, too. It's landed me in quite a bit of trouble in college, in fact. But now, with my new advisor, and a philosophy professor taking me under his wing, I rather suspect I needn't worry anymore (though, trust me, that surely won't stop my brain from doing just that!)..
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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McTaggartfan wrote:Why are you doing it on your phone? Do you not have a computer?
I do have a pc, I'm on it now.
McTaggartfan wrote:And wow! I get drained from writing lengthy posts on my computer, much less on my phone! I'd not have the patience for it, I think, unless I was frustrated or angry.
It can be tiring and I prefer verbal communication by far. But the forum is handy for dropping in and out of convo's.
McTaggartfan wrote:Pastor Poz???
A convert of the new religion :D The house of Left and Right, a dualist faith that has replaced traditional belief systems in the US, in particular. But adherents on both sides believe they are on the side of light, fighting against the evils of their opposites. Striving for paradise, while combating the "others" goals of hell on earth. They see everything through the lense of their faith, it has dogma's, doctrines, holy figures and even scriptures. Poz is akin to a pastor in this new faith. He goes about tending to the flock, like a good pastor should and when whispered words or the unholy "dog whistle" is uttered, he ascends the pulpit and gets to work... :lol: I jest. mostly. But I think there is something to the idea. :glasses:

McTaggartfan wrote:Come now, don't abandon me to the solitudes of insomnia, an asleep Brenden and Rene, and an empty forum. That last would be nigh to too much for my feeble wits and poorly-regulated emotions (because sleep-deprivation) to handle. :P

Also, isn't morning in the U.K. at this point? Do you not have some housework or social obligations you ought set your mind to attending sooner or later? (Though I hesitate to say as much, lest the forum be left empty and I, the exhausted and curious creature I am, be left by my lonesome.)
It is indeed morning. I was using my phone as I had been rudely awoken from restful and sweet dreams (not unlike one of Nandi's, I was in a DnDesque dungeon, there were giant talking spiders and goat people, necromancers, naturally and my companions and I were trying to find our way out of this maze... weird, but fun)

So I layed in bed because it was cold and I didn't want to get out from under the duvet.

I'll do things soon. Right now, I have the company of a hot cup of sweet milky tea and the heating is on.


Ah, you tempt me with that clever, teasing paragraph and the mention of necromancers (reminds me of Skyrim). But why must it all be so lengthy and verbose. Normally I'd applaud such a post, for I do so enjoy both witty sparring of the verbal variety and prying the secrets of your everyday tedium away from your clutching hands. Yet why must you offer me such a tantalizing morsel now of all times, when I'm sleep-deprived and clinging desperately to what semblance of my (great and most august) wits remain? You live but to torment me in much the same way as was Tantalus.
I seem incapable of NOT being verbose. In written format atleast. I talk at length too, but it's more interesting as I'm more animated and expressive in person, than I am in writing, where I'm somewhat stiff and not well educated on how to be otherwise. I didn't attend college or uni and state schools I attended were poorly funded :shrug: I do alright, given my origins. But I have to try harder than most, to achieve half as much ;)


And, of course, I should add that just as you said you were more animated in person (a pity I live 'cross old ocean gray from you), I too must confess myself to be far, far less pompous and formal than my style of writing would suggest. Blame the inconsistency on my many years of reading books in philosophy and psychology written in the 19th century or earlier. For example, in high school I (without realizing it) started writing 'enquiry' rather than 'inquiry,' because I'd been reading and thinking so much on David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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PopTart wrote:So your pro-left and partisan and that's why you get on a soap box whenever I criticise anything to do with the left. Got it.


Sorry, I didn't have the luxury of never having to face discrimination at the hands of social conservatives hell-bent on imposing their religion on everyone else. Beyond that, I've little more to say to you. I spend time telling you what I feel - not telling YOU what YOU feel and think like you constantly do to me - and while I feel it and this is what I get. Well, thanks, but I'm threw. I'm sure you can decide for me what else I'm thinking and feeling. Bye.
:rolleyes: See, this is my point. Religiously motivated discrimination hasn't been a thing in the UK for decades. I understand your bias when it comes to American social conservatives Poz, but that doesn't mean you should get to apply that bias willy nilly, to everything everyone says.

I say one thing, you recognise as a "dog whistle" used by social conservatives and you suddenly can't see anything but social conservative propoganda. That is annoying and also a little insulting for the person you seem to think, is expressing a view, AS A DOG WHISTLE. Get the fuck over your oppression. Move past it already. I am not part of your culture war bullshit. I'm not a republican. Yet I express something you consider too close to those that ARE and you get passive agressive with me. Sure. Seems reasonable.

Yeah, I spend some of our conversations, telling you how I percieve the motivations behind what your saying, because being removed from the situations that give rise to your biases, I see them from the outside and think it carries weight when you are coming to the conclusions you do. That doesn't mean my perception is true, I offer that perspective so you can test it for yourself. What you "feel" isn't everything. Why you feel it matters just as much. If not more so. You spend no time at all questioning why I might believe or share the views I do with you, you simply jump to conclusions, most often influenced by your biases. You need only look to our PM's to witness this. You don't enquire, you don't challenge, you just assume.

So if you don't want to talk, that is perfectly fine by me.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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McTaggartfan wrote:Ah, poor., tiny, little friend of mine
poor, tiny little friend? :squint:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Ah, poor., tiny, little friend of mine
poor, tiny little friend? :squint:


The thought of describing you so entertained me, and so I wrote it, which then provoked in me a sense of mild entertainment. Would you deny me the little things in life, even if what little things amuse me differ from what small details amuse you?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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McTaggartfan wrote:Ah, poor., tiny, little friend of mine
poor, tiny little friend? :squint:


The thought of describing you so entertained me, and so I wrote it, which then provoked in me a sense of mild entertainment. Would you deny me the little things in life, even if what little things amuse me differ from what small details amuse you?

Fuck off.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:
PopTart wrote:
McTaggartfan wrote:Ah, poor., tiny, little friend of mine
poor, tiny little friend? :squint:


The thought of describing you so entertained me, and so I wrote it, which then provoked in me a sense of mild entertainment. Would you deny me the little things in life, even if what little things amuse me differ from what small details amuse you?

Fuck off.


Did I upset you? If so, I apologize. I sincerely meant my last post and did not mean to suggest, by means of my tone or wording, that I was speaking what wasn't true. Moreover, I by no means intended to write in such a way as to such I meant to demean you. No, certainly not! I said what I did, if I'm being honest, out of a sense that it was a phrase of endearment (if you will).
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

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I discovered that macaroni and cheese gummy candy exists.
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