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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 20 May 2020, 19:05
by Severelius
Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 20 May 2020, 21:26
by John27
Severelius wrote:Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.


Sounds a bit like I am, sometimes. I guess I don't actively think of places to go, but every so often, I fantasize of a trip to some interesting place...even though with current realities, it's not something I'd do, could do, or have confidence to try.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 20 May 2020, 22:18
by Brenden
Severelius wrote:Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.

List! List!

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 20 May 2020, 23:50
by Severelius
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.

List! List!

I'm not gonna lie at the moment I'm finding it hard to have any coherent thought about it outside of "I wanna visit the cities from Assassin's Creed!" Because I'm a fanboy like that and I'd love to see the landmarks from those games in person.

So... the Middle East (Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus), Italy (Florence, Venice, Rome), Istanbul, America (New York, Boston), the Caribbean (Havana, Nassau, Kingston), France (Paris, Versailles), Egypt (Memphis, Thebes, Alexandria), and Greece (Athens, Thebes, Rhodes).

I do so love making pipe dream lists that'll never come true.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2020, 00:34
by poolerboy0077
Huh. I had assumed Machine Gun Kelly was younger than 30. Maybe I just assumed that because he’s immature. Four years ago some teen chick at my uncle’s bbq thought I was 18. Maybe I should act even more childish!

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2020, 01:21
by Brenden
Severelius wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.

List! List!

I'm not gonna lie at the moment I'm finding it hard to have any coherent thought about it outside of "I wanna visit the cities from Assassin's Creed!" Because I'm a fanboy like that and I'd love to see the landmarks from those games in person.

So... the Middle East (Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus), Italy (Florence, Venice, Rome), Istanbul, America (New York, Boston), the Caribbean (Havana, Nassau, Kingston), France (Paris, Versailles), Egypt (Memphis, Thebes, Alexandria), and Greece (Athens, Thebes, Rhodes).

I do so love making pipe dream lists that'll never come true.

A lot of those are totally doable, though!

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2020, 01:27
by Severelius
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:Places I really want to visit when I'm able to even though I know deep down I both will never be able to and even if I find myself able to I will never have the confidence to actually do it.

List! List!

I'm not gonna lie at the moment I'm finding it hard to have any coherent thought about it outside of "I wanna visit the cities from Assassin's Creed!" Because I'm a fanboy like that and I'd love to see the landmarks from those games in person.

So... the Middle East (Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus), Italy (Florence, Venice, Rome), Istanbul, America (New York, Boston), the Caribbean (Havana, Nassau, Kingston), France (Paris, Versailles), Egypt (Memphis, Thebes, Alexandria), and Greece (Athens, Thebes, Rhodes).

I do so love making pipe dream lists that'll never come true.

A lot of those are totally doable, though!

For most people, probably. You're talking to someone who once had a literal massive panic attack at the thought of going to Brighton for a weekend.

If I had to narrow it down I'd definitely prioritise Italy and Greece, mostly because they're just nearer and thus more doable in terms of actually getting there. Plus I'd probably melt if I spent 5 minutes in a country like Egypt.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2020, 02:47
by erti
I may be cray cray I am thinking about sipping on THC freezes after having a freak out by going to get blood work done earlier.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 21 May 2020, 11:14
by Magic J
GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:Erich van Däniken, aye, he's what they call a conspiracy theorist par example, not excellence.
The works are more like an excursion through various attempts to interpret with a nudge toward e.t. fantasies. I guess, Ridley Scott might be a fan. All them movie ideas about the 'engineers' and all that stuff seems to have a Von Däniken rudiment in it.
I think at times Von Däniken revoked some of his theories, but then he came back on some, too. Must keep the business running, I guess.

Yeah, there's a fair bit of money to be made in pseud archaeology. A lot more than you can make doing actual archaeology, as a matter of fact. :lol: Have you heard of a guy called Semir Osmanagic? He makes similar claims about the Maya. Most famous for his claim that some interesting looking hills in Bosnia are actually gigantic man-made pyramids. Complete nonsense, but many Bosnians support the claim, not least because it brings in tourist money to one of the poorest countries in Europe. In cases like this, it's quite difficult to grapple with, since it's not only an issue of scientific integrity. With von Daniken, it's less difficult, since he's mostly a self-aggrandising money grabber.

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:Sorry for the late response. Have not felt that well in the days. I guess I go toward melancholy, and people commonly do not appreciate that a mindset. So I retract and make way for everyone rather happy. I like happy people, and the world belongs to them. ;)

S'awright. Hope you're feeling a bit better!

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2020, 04:31
by poolerboy0077
Apparently people are giving John Krasinski shit for monetizing his feel-good YouTube videos intended to lift people’s spirits during the pandemic. That seems a bit silly to me. What’s next? Expecting doctors to donate their entire time and efforts? :rolleyes:

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2020, 05:24
by ceez
do you guys ever wonder if we pay too much attention to labels? some times it feels like people are trying to make themselves fit into a label.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2020, 05:35
by rogonandi
ceez wrote:do you guys ever wonder if we pay too much attention to labels? some times it feels like people are trying to make themselves fit into a label.

Aren’t labels used for identification? It’s good to have an idea what you’re getting yourself into.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2020, 19:31
by azureflame
I'm thinking about this ridiculous lucid dream I had about being in love with this one guy I had to leave behind. He wasn't someone from real life and he wasn't perfect but I was so in love with him that I woke up feeling extremely sad I wasn't going to see him again and felt even worse when I realized I was only dreaming. Fucking hate lucid dreams, everything in them feels so damn real when dreaming. I shouldn't be depressed about it but here I am missing someone that doesn't even exist.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2020, 16:20
by Brenden
The number of cars per household in American Suburbia is becoming absolutely insane. Even with most houses having two-car garages and driveways, the cars are spilling onto the streets.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 25 May 2020, 00:41
by erti
According to Facebook it’s international schizophrenia day. Hmm 1 of 100 people world wide suffer from it. Didn’t know schizophrenia had a day. Seems like there’s a day for everything now. Not saying it’s bad for schizophrenia day but find it interesting. More people accepting and stuff I guess.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2020, 11:29
by Magic J
Brenden wrote:The number of cars per household in American Suburbia is becoming absolutely insane. Even with most houses having two-car garages and driveways, the cars are spilling onto the streets.

What's the systemic reasons for this? Lack of public transport infrastructure?

The number of cars on the roads is one of my semi - irrational bugbears. I probably won't get a car, to be honest. I'll drive work vehicles, but the public transport where I am is good enough that I don't really need my own. Might stretch to a motorbike, since I like the fuel efficiency and easy repairibility.

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2020, 13:23
by ceez
Brenden wrote:The number of cars per household in American Suburbia is becoming absolutely insane. Even with most houses having two-car garages and driveways, the cars are spilling onto the streets.


Merica wooo!

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2020, 14:15
by Brenden
Magic J wrote:
Brenden wrote:The number of cars per household in American Suburbia is becoming absolutely insane. Even with most houses having two-car garages and driveways, the cars are spilling onto the streets.

What's the systemic reasons for this? Lack of public transport infrastructure?

The number of cars on the roads is one of my semi - irrational bugbears. I probably won't get a car, to be honest. I'll drive work vehicles, but the public transport where I am is good enough that I don't really need my own. Might stretch to a motorbike, since I like the fuel efficiency and easy repairibility.

Well, the public transport around here specifically seems quite good by American standards. Plenty of bus stops, and there's even two train stations for this town of 25,000 people on a line that connects Baltimore and Washington DC. Yet it seems there are way my cars here than my dad's neighbourhood, which is on the farthest outskirts of Detroit's suburbs with basically no busses (and only like 3 train stations for the whole state of 10 million people).

Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postPosted: 26 May 2020, 14:49
by Magic J
Brenden wrote:Well, the public transport around here specifically seems quite good by American standards. Plenty of bus stops, and there's even two train stations for this town of 25,000 people on a line that connects Baltimore and Washington DC. Yet it seems there are way my cars here than my dad's neighbourhood, which is on the farthest outskirts of Detroit's suburbs with basically no busses (and only like 3 train stations for the whole state of 10 million people).

Eh, could it be a cultural issue? Kind of a "if you find yourself on a bus past age 30, you have failed"* sort of sentiment? :lol: If the trend extends to the US, then I think younger generations will be a bit more reluctant to own so many cars, at any rate.

*Maggie Thatcher didn't actually say this, but the sentiment is low key common. :P

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Unread postPosted: 26 May 2020, 14:58
by Severelius
PostThis post was deleted by Severelius on 26 May 2020, 15:03.
Reason: wrong thread, I'm an idiot.