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What? I'll stand here if I want.
What? I’ll stand here if I want.

Hey, folks. I’m taking care of some non-blog business (nothing bad), so posts will likely be a bit light for a few days, and moderation will be a bit slow. But please keep sending tips!

In the meantime, here’s a cat. I posted this one before but, come on, this is an excellent cat who deserves some more publicity.

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Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@kupo

Sometimes doing something relaxing like showering or playing a video game helps new ideas come to me, too. Good luck!

Been doing that for four years, and I still only have like… one third of a book. At this point new ideas are the worst that can happen. I already have way too much of that, even actually a plan that spans at least three books. At this rate I’m gonna spend my life on it ._.
Procrastination is also a huge part of the problem, I think.

@Mish

Pretty much everything. She used to mainly write fiction and has based her writing on a feminist perspective for far longer than I have (I used to keep the politics out of the writing, then realized it could be smart to stop doing that) so her take is precious. It’s not a formal review in any sense, more like feedback on what works and what doesn’t, from the writing style to the characters’ personalities.

Another important thing is that because my method is so hectic, I tend to forget that things are unclear. Out of the 40-something chapters I have, only 20 or so can be linked in order, the others are just “flying” out there because I didn’t write everything in order. So I tend to take some points for granted, thinking I already made them clear, even though I actually never did. Since she doesn’t have my plan, doesn’t know what’s going on beyond what she can actually read, she can spot those confusions. Not sure if I managed to explain even that clearly, heh.

Also I absolutely love that cat pic.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
4 years ago

@ John, before everyone migrates to the other thread (’cause I sense a smackdown coming):
I happen to be a feminist (“No!!!” you’re thinking), plus proofreading is part of my job, so if you need a temporary replacement for your friend I’d be honoured.

Horrified cat faces are THE BEST.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

Well that’d be great, buuuut… can you read french ? 😮

Also it’s great that David lets a troll through every now and then, but why do they always have to be so tedious and boring ?

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
4 years ago

Now, stop creating silly obstacles. You can translate it for me; in fact, it may help your writer’s block if you Engrish it :). Think of it as a challenge.

Personally, I think Mr Sedentary is hilarious.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

I can’t… I can’t engrish all of that o_o
Although there are a few things that can be translated and bulletpointized (nope, totally didn’t just make that word up) and that I need another perspective on, to figure out whether they’re good or bad ideas. Actually, that’s probably all of the ideas, everything. Wouldn’t even know where to start.

Right, I’ll admit that “Personally, my calculations have lead me to believe that women are going to be responsible for the dissolution of western civilization” is hilarious. I might print it out and hang it on my wall o’ morons.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

It’s my turn to not be able to sleep. :p I’m not calling it insomnia because it’s just tonight and I’ve been fine lately.

It’s kind of adorable, though. Pepper followed me to bed and dozed next to me while I tried to sleep, and then when I got up she followed me into the living room and is napping on the couch next to me. She always wants to be near (or on top of) one of her people. 🙂

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@John

All in favor of giving sleep the well-deserved title of shittiest basic human need ever ?

CW: sexual oversharing (maybe. Better safe than sorry)

Hold on there, buddy. I love sleep. Sleep feeds my soul. Sleep is the most convenient and repeatable of my desressers (I can only listen to the same songs so many times, and I have a refractory period). Sleep makes me feel better. Never woken up feeling much worse than when I fell out. Sleep is like the sea, a fickle mistress. But she’s one I happily woo

Anywho, went to sleep way the fuck early last night. Completely uninterrupted. Yay! And, writing this ~15 minutes after I woke up, I can’t remember the dream. Tho, I did open my eyes with a tune in my head and rather… frisky hands. And for some reason the need to google image search 55kg women. Not thin, specifically 55kg. I don’t even regularly use metric, the fuck? Now I kinda wanna remember what that dream was about. So many questions…

@kupo
Holy shit, that incubus thing is fucked up. Anytime I’ve been sexually assaulted in my sleep, I was completely asleep. Can’t imagine being fully cognizant of it 🙁

@Mish

I happen to be a feminist (“No!!!” you’re thinking)

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Edit: overheating!? How did that happen? O.o

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

@kupo

Cats make erytink better. Well except my asshole cat. But he’s an asshole. He always, and only, gets on my lap when I’m sitting somewhere temporarily, like on the countertop waiting on the coffee machine. Then I’m pinned down and can’t go back to whatever extremely important thing I was doing, like throwing cat gifs at trolls.

Also, the french word for insomnia (insomnie, who’d a thunk) can be used even in your context, so I wouldn’t be shocked if you called it that. Anyway, did you manage to sleep eventually ?

@Axe

[CW : more on the oversharing]

I didn’t see it, so I’ma guess : did you write sexual overheating instead of sexual oversharing ?

If so, that is the most hilarious slip I’ve seen in a long while. Also since I’ve been playing Deus Ex recently, my mind is now flooded with images of people with mechanical limbs making love and suffering critical failures due to overheating. Complete with smoke and “pshhhh” sounds.

Sudden, random and temporary attraction to a certain body type isn’t unheard of, especially in this context since dreams often shake up the most random stuff from the bottom of your mind. But a really specific weight, in a measurement system that you don’t even commonly use ? Alright, that‘s weird.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@John

I didn’t see it, so I’ma guess : did you write sexual overheating instead of sexual oversharing ?

Yep! My autocorrect is rather aggressive. I’m turning it off now, that was the last straw. I’ll still get suggestions, but they won’t be inserted without my say so

Even moar oversharing

my mind is now flooded with images of people with mechanical limbs making love and suffering critical failures due to overheating

With the friction my… frisky hands cause me, I’ve overheated a coupla times. It’s all fun and games until you start to chafe. Then it’s just sad. Unless that’s somebody’s kinda thing. You get it brutha!

But a really specific weight, in a measurement system that you don’t even commonly use ? Alright, that‘s weird

I’m sayin! I know metric enough to be aware that 55 is a rather below average number, but why not 50 or 52? Worst part is all the disgusting ‘proana’ (an insidious, cutesy name for pro anorexia) nonsense that Google churns out from that search. ‘You’re 55kg? Ugly cow, you! Don’t eat, lose more, and boys might like you.’ Blergh!
You probably right about that dream shake up deal. I have lately been on an extended, fatter woman kick (apologies for the insensitive phrasing), so it might just be my brain reminding me that slimmer ladies also exist, and maybe i should ogle their photoshoots as well. Based brain. I love it when he’s being all inclusive like that *pets skull* 😛

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
4 years ago

[moar overheati- sharing, and maybe somewhat insensitive language]

Attraction and taste is a weird thing. There was a discussion on another thread a while ago about cognitive dissonance and finding people increasingly physically attractive the more we learn to love their personalities. Coincidentally, the two women I’ve loved the most, ever, were about 55kg and maybe small-average sized – since then, I’ve been mostly attracted to that specific body type. It doesn’t make a lot of sense but hey. The fact that I’m not much heavier than that myself (and rather on the tall side, so really skin and bones) might have something to do with it too. Being bombarded all day long with “perfect body type” bullshit from society at large and the fever swamps more specifically certainly doesn’t help either. But the “since then” part is important since before meeting them, I didn’t really have specific preferences or anything like that.

Random thought : when I was 16, I used to be in a quite open relationship with the very embodiment of the PUA anti-fantasy. She was conventionally pretty, but also tattooed and muscular, an outspoken feminist, a drug user, polyamorous and extremely violent. For whatever weird reason, I’m now scared of women who remind me of her too much – not even in appearance but in random things like speech patterns, body language and the like. Even though I wasn’t scared of her (I knew better than to give her a reason to scare me), the memory of her sorta lives on and affects how I view people around me. It’s weird.

Brains are weird.

I hope she’s doing good these days. And I hope she still gets a steady flow of assholes to make lewd comments around her and get their asses kicked.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@John

Coincidentally, the two women I’ve loved the most, ever, were about 55kg and maybe small-average sized – since then, I’ve been mostly attracted to that specific body type. It doesn’t make a lot of sense but hey

Simple cause and effect, makes perfect sense

I’m not much heavier than that myself

Boney Twin powers activate! Much shorter, but still 😀

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Sinkable John
Yay, new French knowledge. I’m terrible with false cognate and words that are mostly the same but subtly different like that. I really should study again. It’s been too long since I was fluent.

I did get to sleep. I finally realized the problem was my joints and gut flaring up so I took something for that. That’s the problem with chronic pain, it becomes background noise and you have to think about it to notice it, but it will still keep you awake even if you’re not actively aware of it.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

@kupo

To add some more details then, “une insomnie”, singular, means the occasional sleeplessness. Plural means the same as insomnia in english, or sometimes several instances of occasional sleeplessness.

Good luck studying then :p

Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
4 years ago

@alan

Didn’t have to worry about killer weather balloons, it was the killer mud slides which were more of a worry. Luckily, I went by train, not car. How ironic to go to Festival Number 6, then be unable to escape?

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-festival-no-6-car-11846494

Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
4 years ago

@pinko

No, of course I didn’t mean France was communist. I was referring to the practice of ‘militant atheism’ in the Soviet Union. I see no reason why secularism should lead to religious persecution.

@alan

That sub looks amazing, I would love to film a music video on it.