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Baby needs jelly bad.

An open thread for non-personal stuff. No MRAs, trolls, etc.

 

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katz
katz
4 years ago

(You might want to correct the title.)

So what would everyone like to see happen in the new Trek series?

Paradoxical Intention
4 years ago

I’m just going to drop this here, and invite my fellow Fallout fans to theory craft if they want to (I’m not a trekkie, and I’m super hyped for this, so I’m sorry Katz. ; u ; ) :

And I’ve already done a bit, but allow me to cliffnotes:

– THEY INCLUDED BOTH THE MALE AND FEMALE PROTAG IN THE LAUNCH TRAILER. THIS WAS ALL I WANTED FROM THIS. THE REST IS JUST ICING. (I was miffed recently that all the Fallout 4 promo stuff only featured the Generic White Chisled Male Protag.)
– The Institute were robot-slaving assholes in Fallout 3, are they still robot-slaving assholes?
– WTF is The Commonwealth doing with all this Synth stuff? Why are they hunting Synths? Why is there a Battlestar Galactica feeling going on here?
– Are Synths just upgraded Replicants?
– Is The Railroad still a thing?
– Why was that ghoul wearing American Revolution era clothes and can I go interact with them?

AnAndrejaPejicBlog (@A_Pejic_Blog)

Disney to retire all ‘Slave Leia’ merchandise:

http://mashable.com/2015/11/03/so-long-slave-leia/#rLpe7kfBW8qu

There will be whining. So much whining.

A discussion about this on Metafilter led to someone sharing this story:

“…a friend of mine was working at San Diego Comic-Con one year and was browsing through booths on her break. She realized the booth she was at had a large (presumably [hopefully] one of a kind) Slave Leia statue on a rotating pedestal, and that none other than Carrie Fischer herself was standing there eyeing it skeptically. As it rotates around, both she and my friend realize that the statue is, shall we say, unexpectedly anatomically detailed. Fischer rounds on the cringing booth owner and furiously proclaims, “I don’t recall licensing you to SCULPT MY SNATCH!”

(Source: http://www.metafilter.com/154467/Disney-To-Retire-All-Slave-Leia-Merch)

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
4 years ago

Should I post the bizarre “Reddit cuck discovers /pol/” video here?

BritterSweet
4 years ago

Steven Universe short as we wait for the hiatus to end.

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
4 years ago

Um….. what?!

(And can anyone make out the first thing the girl says? It sounds like “amaro baccho” or something.)

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
4 years ago

OK so I found the above video on Roosh V forum, which I got sucked deep down into yesterday via a link from the comments section here. One thing led to another and I found all these weird “cuck” and “/pol/” theme videos on youtube. I don’t know what “/pol/” means but there’s one really weird video, title /pol/ Was Right Again, I just saw which claims a show on the Nickelodeon Network (which the video calls “NiCUCKlodeon” LOL) named “Bella and the Bulldogs” was created by a writer by the name of Jonathan Butler who previously created a porn film titled “The Cuckold” . The video claims the kids show is full of themes from the porn film, lifted directly from there. The video is really bizarre and the song to it is basically an ode to Hitler!

Anyway, what is it with this term “cuck” becoming so popular ? Isn’t it an old 19th century British term? And the way these guys go on about you’d think they have a cuckold fetish themselves.

ColeYote
ColeYote
4 years ago

I’m watching the Bulls/Thunder game, and Jayzus this commentary is awful.

W
W
4 years ago

VooT, I don’t want to sound presumptuous, but I think you should stay off the internet for a little while (a day or two, the rest of today, whatever). Whatever that shit is, it can’t be good for one to try and spend any lengthy period of time interpreting it (see what I’ve written elsewhere around here the last day or so, and think on it: namely, at some point one has to write off all that kind of language as un-interpretable , small-minded, bigoted horseshit).

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
4 years ago

” it canโ€™t be good for one to try and spend any lengthy period of time interpreting it”

Right? LOL. I’m curious what the girl said though. It sounds like a slang from my country. I know the PUAs appropriated “chode”.

weirwoodtreehugger
4 years ago

Are there any gymnastics fans here? I never get to geek out about it with anyone!

The women’s British team took the bronze in the Worlds just recently. Their first medal. Congratulations to them!

Kohei Uchimura continued his streak of winning every all around competition he’s entered. The last time he lost as the 2008 Olympics. By lost, I mean he got the silver.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7kttsSYei1r9kxcfo1_r1_500.gif
He’s amazing!

So is Simone Biles who just won her third straight World all around.comment image

I’m also really excited that Maggie Nichols, who is from my state did so well. In the team competition, she’s the only one who did all four events and she kicked ass, impressing Marta Karolyi and greatly improving her chances of making the Olympic team!
http://38.media.tumblr.com/09a3fdc77cf780ed4f917a9a02fffa2b/tumblr_ntxo0bu0NE1uonjrho4_r1_400.gif
Go Maggie!

Plus, I have a new gymnastics crush.
Pablo Braegger of Switzerland
http://www.em-bern2016.ch/images/galerien/Montpellier2015/C_BraeggerMedallie1EM15_bearbeitet.jpg

Makes a perfect set with my old gymnastics crushes
Louis Smithcomment image
There’s a calendar? How did I not know this?

And Sam Mikulakcomment image

Okay. Sorry for the lady boner notes!

Jarnsaxa
Jarnsaxa
4 years ago

I just want the new Star Trek to want women fans. To not have embarrassingly obvious male-oriented fanservice that actively subverts the show’s canon as previously presented. In short, I don’t want the pilot episode of Enterprise, ever again. Please.

Frank Torpedo
Frank Torpedo
4 years ago

@Virtually Out of Touch

/pol/ is basically a Neonazi hangout, where Wehraboos suck Nazi cock all day long. Check out 8chan’s /pol/ if you want to see a /pol/ in its worst incarnation.

“Cuck” is the newest Chanism that has made its way into the mainstream.

Personally, I think the people who use the word ‘cuck’ unironically should be launched directly into the Sun.

Paradoxical Intention
4 years ago

@Virtually: David actually wrote an article about the Bella and the Bulldogs thing if you want to read it.

And /pol/ is a 4Chan board called “Politically Incorrect” where bigots go to be bigots.

leftwingfox
4 years ago

Very happy with Trudeau’s choice of cabinet appointees here in Canada.

Absolutely loving Loading Ready Run’s new radio parody “Qwerpline”.

Looking forward to Fallout 4, hoping the lead doesn’t have to be straight.

Had anyone seen the author of “The Game” call out the toxic misogyny of the PUA movement today? http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/neil-strauss-interview/

Tessa
4 years ago

Wednesday of next week is the beginning of the new Might Thor run with Jane Foster as Thor. Her identity isn’t a secret anymore (from us), and it will continue the story! Not only should it be a really really good read, but buying it will also piss off misogynist douches pretending to be “long time fans.” So it’s a win win!

I’m really excited, but it sucks to be on comic book forums during the previews or reviews, because of the loud loud annoying people.

zblongladder
4 years ago

@Virtually — Much older than 19th century — you’ll find plenty of cuckold jokes in Shakespeare and Marlowe. (Though they didn’t pick up on the 16th century cuckold trope, the cuckold having horns, which is a bit odd, considering the photoshop potential there.)

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Hi all,

I don’t post here THAT often, but still figured I’d share two things.

1. Music for cats!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/355308040/music-for-cats-0

2. Slowed-down Alvin and the Chipmunks records!
https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Oh I didn’t realize those would actually embed – yipes…

Bina
Bina
4 years ago

I’m just gonna drop this riiiiiight here.

justlikeheaven
justlikeheaven
4 years ago

@Paradoxical Intention

Ahhh Yeah. Sadly i cant get a copy until christmas (aint got no next gen console) but Fallout 4 is something that I am incredibly hyped for. Fallout 2 and 3 remain one of my favorite games of all time. I remember seeing a friend play Fallout 3 when I was in maybe 4-5 grade and though it would be years until I played the game it gripped my mind completely.

Virtually Out of Touch
Virtually Out of Touch
4 years ago

Ahhhh Paradoxical, ok. I’m late to all that. Just found out what 4Chan (and 8Chan and AllChan) is. These weird themes and memes sure do make their rounds. I’ve noticed lately that in the comments section of youtube videos that have nothing to do with the Manosphere a #MGTOW will randomly show up. Like, a lot. So “cuck” “cultural marxism” and “MGTOW” are trying to get their buzzwords out there.

Here’s the video I saw. The lyrics are seriously anti-semitic but I can’t tell if its for real or satire. And the song sounds professional. Do you know who the singer is? Is 4Chan/pol/ considered the Manosphere? Seems there’s a lot of overlapping, a 7 degrees of separation type thing.

justlikeheaven
justlikeheaven
4 years ago

Also here is a video of Davis Aurini reviewing a lecture by Roosh. In the begin he recounts and interprets a dream he had. I literally was in tears with how funny and cringy this is. Carl Jung is rolling in his grave.

Also possible TW for anything in this video I havent listened to it past the dream interpretation.

Tessa
4 years ago

Nevermind about Thor! Spoke too soon. They apparently pushed it back a week. It seems everything I love is getting delayed! At least it wasn’t 6+ months like No Man’s Sky! *kicks dirt** So you should all get it on the 18th!

Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

Though they didnโ€™t pick up on the 16th century cuckold trope, the cuckold having horns, which is a bit odd, considering the photoshop potential there.

I don’t know about the US, but in Brazil (maybe Latin America in general?), having horns is still sinonimous to being cheated on.
This lead to a funny conversation when I was just learning English. A guy I was getting to know said “I’m horny”, to what I answered “Hahaha, that sucks. I’m sorry you got cheated on.”. There was also the time the guy said “my abdomen is all ripped” and I was like “OMG, why? Is it hurting?” and a guy said “I have a six pack” “pack….. Of what, exactly? Coke?”

Does anyone know what does horns have to do with cheating, though?

autosoma
4 years ago

I’ve had a rotten week and it hasn’t finished playing out. The thing is is that this cycle (my wife’s alcoholic illness and the effect it has on everyone who comes into contact with her) is repeating and the time between shitstorms is getting shorter.

It’s making me very depressed, I know I need to get some help and support m but I can’t see s time and a way to do it.

I find everything so needy and no stability. I feel that were constantly kept off balance, so that there is always some reason to justify her drinking,

I’m finding myself becoming more frustrated and angry about this mess and it scares me. I don’t find that I have any control over anything that’s going on.

I worry that she or I are developing a mental illness and I’m starting to feel really confused.

Since the end of July we’ve moved city, I got and lost a job in that period, I;ve just started a new job and all the instability that goes on makes me feel I’m going to loose my current one.

in the two week gap between jobs I did bugger all and now I regret it I could at least got off my arse and got anti anxieties from the Doctor.

I keep on bring told I need to protect myself from all this but no one is giving me any idea of what that protection looks like, I feel all at sea.

I’m not the best person either, I constantly feel like I’m walking around with a mix of constant rage and constant insecurity. Also I’m watching too much porn, and I’m getting resentful about the sex aspect of my relationship, and that pirn consumption is giving me a bad worldview (that’s something I can take control of, but I find its an excellent distraction when I’m feeling down – which is often now).

Sometimes I feel that I’m in a place that would push me to the ragey, nasty MGTOW side, which is why I like to hang out with the Mammotheers, I feel it keeps me a little grounded.

I only have to get through today and its the weekend, take stock if things and try to get some rest.

raysa
raysa
4 years ago

Autosoma:

I, too, am having a truly horrendous week. You are not alone in that. You are in good company. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have no advice, but I can send you a good thought via the Internet. Sometimes, when things are almost unbearable, I tell myself that this is when I can actually perform and get things done, I can get through it because I have done it before. You will make it through, too. You have to actually go through, though, and it sucks, but you can do it.

Hope things get better for you soon.

autosoma
4 years ago

Cuckolding is an old engkishbterm to do with the Cucook, the UK bird. It lays its eggs in another birds nest for them to feed it and in the process the baby cucook push out the fledglings of the host bird, a quick trip to Wikipedia would have answered that.

do the premises is is that the cucook gets another bird to do all the grunt work of raising young. If cane about in Human terms first to describe a man whoes oartber has been impregnated by another man, thus host man us raising someone else child. Then somehow the concept changed to that of a man who is knowing that his partner us being fucked by another man and is accepting if the situation. Porn coopted the term to lable scenes where a fmm 3some is going on but one man is a non active participant in the sex act and is being verbally humiliated by the man and woman having sex, including genial size comparison and impregnation generally around the non participants sexual ability and prowess. In the main stream it plays to many fears as its generally a black man doing the fguvking if a white woman while a white man watches, says something extraordinarily fuckup about some men insecurities.

so now it’s been re-co-oppted as a meme by taking it on to words to make cuckservative. a cuckold and conservative combined, you can have a fun game trying to prefix cuck to any over word to invent a new meaning.

autosoma
4 years ago

may be as part of the welcome pack people are directed to flame warriors http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com as I’ve just risen to some bait about cuckolding.

Nequam
Nequam
4 years ago

“Wehraboos”? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Orion
4 years ago

“Genial size comparison” is my new favorite typo. I’d enjoy probably enjoy it more if they *did* do it that way.

Because I Am Human
4 years ago

Is anyone else miffed that the whole gamergate “movement” (and other internet and video game based male harassment of women) is still going strong, but because it isn’t “edgy” anymore it’s being largely ignored? Also, it’s really annoying that so many people don’t want to talk about the obvious misogyny problem in video game and “nerd” culture.

autosoma
4 years ago

Orion my stumpy old fingers may know better than my head. It would make for an entirely different world if all blokes did *genial size comparison*. I could just imagin how it would play out.

l think I’d like that world.

Orion
4 years ago

Nequam,

Wehraboo is a pun on Weeaboo. A weeaboo, in nerdy male sectors of the internet, is a white person who is excessively fascinated with Japanese media and culture, especially if anime fandom is their main social outlet or if they appropriate Japanese dress or other habits.

Why “weeaboo”? Well, there’s a popular web forum called “Something Awful,” which is known for having an extensive and very weird profanity filter. It’s not actually against the rules to curse, they just change the curses into stuff they find funny. For instance, I believe that “fuck,” “fucking,” etc. are automatically replaced with “kitten,” “kittening,” etc. They add and remove stuff to the filter frequently. Anyway, around 10 years ago, posters on SomethingAwful used to call white people who appropriated Asian culture “Wapanese.” One day the moderator got tired of reading about “Wapanese,” so he added a filter that automatically replaced “Wapanese” with “Weeaboo.” Everybody just kinda went with it, and “weeaboo” has meant “anime fan” ever since.

But how did he come up with “weeaboo?” The word “weeaboo” was first seen in a webcomic called Perry Bible Fellowship. It didn’t have anything to do with Asia. In Perry Bible Fellowship, “Weeaboo” was the name of a fraternity-hazing-style public spanking ritual. SomethingAwful thought it was a funny word, so they lifted it from context and gave it an entirely new meaning.

I have never seen the word “Wehraboo” before today, but I assume that a “Wehraboo” is someone embarassingly into the Nazi Wehrmacht, just as a “Weeaboo” is someone embarassingly in Japan.

autosoma
4 years ago

lve decided to bunk work today and do a sit and wait at the doctors to get anti-anxieties, I need something to help with the wobbles. I’ve worked it out that I have around five and a bit weeks until the next rent payment so I;vevgit a bit of wiggle room to sort out my fucked up life

Arthur Meyer
4 years ago

So as a music type of guy, apparently Google got wind that it was Adolphe Sax’s 201st “birthday”. For those curious, Sax was a musician and inventor who created the saxophone instruments that have found their niche in jazz and other kinds of music.

Granted, not as cool as cats, but then you could have a cool cat playin’ a sax…

Orion
4 years ago

Autosoma,

It sounds like a good call. Putting your health first is what makes it possible to keep working, and making decisions is better than acting by default.

By the way — I don’t know where you live, but you might find it comforting to look up the tenancy laws and find out what actually happens if you can’t make rent. In most cases, the law is way more forgiving than you might imagine. Falling behind is not fun, for sure, and if you do stop paying your landlords may use trickery or stealth to try to get you out, but evicting someone legally usually takes a LONG time.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@autosoma
I hope that things improve for you soon.

I wonder if seeing a counselor regularly would help. Possibly your rabbi could do some pastoral counseling. Maybe your rabbi could also refer you to other low-cost counseling. Or maybe the NHS provides low-cost counseling.

You’ve been through a lot lately, and it sounds as though the structure in your life has become less reliable. Seeing a counselor might provide you with a sounding board and some structure.

I’m sending positive thoughts your way. And hugs if you want them. All best wishes.

autosoma
4 years ago

Orion & kat

thanks both, since moving out if London to the south coast I’ve not been seeing a therapist (my London one was brilliant I’d finally found someone I could work with). I need to get something again, something good like I had.

I’ve got some breathing space, in about 30 mins myself and mrs autosoma will be talking to the social worker.

one think I’m hoping this is rock bottom as I dunno what it would be like to be worse than this

sn0rkmaiden
4 years ago

@Autosoma,

sending good thoughts your way. I hope the meds help if your doctor prescribes them. You definitely could do with a counsellor though, meds are just a band aid to help you keep going. However from my own experience, the NHS moves very slowly when it comes to that kind of thing.

Be wary of the concept of rock bottom. In my experience and observations there’s no such thing. Ask anyone who’s living in a ditch near Calais right now.

sn0rkmaiden
4 years ago

On topic and non personal, Laughing Witch has put her channel back up on YouTube. She only took down in the hopes of placating Thunderf00t’s flying monkeys. However despite having won the fight, he’s still making videos and tacitly encouraging his fans to continue trying to destroy her life, so she’s got no choice but to come back online and start documenting the harassment.

autosoma
4 years ago

http://www.boredpanda.com/lonely-robots-paintings-matt-dixon/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

check out the sad robots awesom

Snork, yep I know what you mean, hopefully we can move onwards and upwards, rather than sink further

LordCrowstaff
LordCrowstaff
4 years ago

So the Warcraft movie trailer is coming out now. While I’m still excited, my main reaction is this:
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I was HUGELY into Warcraft 3 and WoW a few years back. I still like and play Blizz games, but I’m not the fan I was in my younger days. Had they brought it out back then I would have worshipped the ground they walked on, now I just hope it does not suck.

Granted, thinking about it, it’s probably better now, when they have money, time and the CGI capabilities to do it right, but damn…

sn0rkmaiden
4 years ago

@Autosoma,

those robot paintings are brilliant. My favourite was the one sitting in the tree with his kite.

Kreator
Kreator
4 years ago

Chiomara:

Having horns as a synonym for being cheated on is indeed still common not only in all of Latin America, but practically in all countries where Spanish and other Romance languages are spoken. As for what does it signifies, no idea.

LordCrowstaff
LordCrowstaff
4 years ago

@Kreator: there’s a few old-timey phrases in German about horns=being cheated on. Lot’s of stuff about the sign of the horn (like the “metal” sign you do with your hands) which could mean two lovers, or represent the stupid ox, or the lusty goat.

Some also trace it back to Minos’ wive, who cheated on her husband and gave birth to a horned child

autosoma
4 years ago
Reply to  sn0rkmaiden

@snotk my fav is the one with the night sky and shooting-star

mildlymagnificent
mildlymagnificent
4 years ago

Aha! Personal thread.

Guess who’s now a granny! To a lovely, beautiful girl baby. Proud doesn’t begin to cover it.

LinuxLea
LinuxLea
4 years ago

The new Trek will unfortunately be terrible.

Worse than Enterprise.

Don’t believe me?
They hired Alex Kurtzman as executive producer. And Kurtzman is a total hack who doesn’t know anything about Star Trek, or writing and story in general.
Remember, this is the guy who wrote the two reboots (which were really bad) and Transformers (also really bad).
How does this guy still work?
This really makes me pine for the good old days of Brannon Braga and Rick Berman.
(And to make it clear: Berman and Braga really suck!)
But I’ll take them over this dude any time.

Fuck you, Paramount! Fuck you!

maghavan
maghavan
4 years ago

@Virtually โ€” Much older than 19th century โ€” youโ€™ll find plenty of cuckold jokes in Shakespeare and Marlowe

It’s older than those guys. Cuckoldry is a big theme in the Canterburry Tales which predates them by a few hundred years.

It actually makes sense for an age where many young attractive women were made to marry older wealthier men against their will. OF COURSE the 16 year old unhappy housewives often jumped at the chance to bone attractive people their own age when their 50 year old toothless husbands were away. It is unrealistic to expect a person to be faithful to someone they were forced to marry and never found attractive.

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