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  1. Comment on The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ in ~tv

    Eva Link Parent
    It could work with half the GoT budget, I'd imagine, or they could do a series from the perspective of Hero to justify a large budget for the main story. Either way, I'd still watch.

    It could work with half the GoT budget, I'd imagine, or they could do a series from the perspective of Hero to justify a large budget for the main story. Either way, I'd still watch.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ in ~tv

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    Genuinely hoping Worm gets a TV adaption; if not of the main story then of one of the side-stories. It's legitimately the best possible serial to adapt to an endless money-maker.

    Genuinely hoping Worm gets a TV adaption; if not of the main story then of one of the side-stories. It's legitimately the best possible serial to adapt to an endless money-maker.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening a lot to the latest Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties album over the past two weeks. For those who don't know what that is, it's a (fictional) folk (pop-punk) band from New...

    I've been listening a lot to the latest Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties album over the past two weeks.

    For those who don't know what that is, it's a (fictional) folk (pop-punk) band from New Jersey (Philadelphia), narrating the life of Aaron West (Dan Campbell of Wonder Years fame), produced by Ace Enders (of I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business and The Early November fame).

    I have to say, it's almost a better Mountain Goats album than In League with Dragons was.

    SPOILER BELOW




    Holy shit the last three tracks destroyed me.

    When we were kids I'd console you there, afraid of the dark.
    You were always a seamstress, kept me from falling apart. We held each other in orbit, binary stars.
    It's gonna be hard to let go, I can hear it in the lump in your throat. So, of course, I'm coming home. Yeah, of course I'm coming home. If you need me, I'm coming home.

    Christ, you got tall. You've got your grandfather's chin. I guess your mom's been pretty busy. Why don't you sit with me a bit? If you like that song, then I can teach you it. Come on over to the organ. It's easy, I promise.
    I promise.
    Put your left hand here like that, line up your right, and then it's B to E, C-Sharp Minor and back.
    And hey, I'm sorry about your dad. I watched you during mass; he'd be so damn proud of how brave you've been.

    Out in the garage, to the tune of the evening news, Mom needs her oil changed, it's six months overdue; and I spent those freezing nights, shaking out here with you, holding the flashlight still; guess I learned a thing or two.
    And Colin seems interested, so I act like I'm good at this. So I pull out the plug and let it drain, trying to find the right filter to replace. And I'm doing the wash, and touching up paint.
    I'm tryna be someone you can count on for a change.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    Eva Link Parent
    Cursive is one of the best ex-Saddle Creek bands! For similar stuff, I'd really recommend checking out labelmates of theirs from the same era.

    Cursive is one of the best ex-Saddle Creek bands! For similar stuff, I'd really recommend checking out labelmates of theirs from the same era.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on alyaza is unbanned in ~tildes.official

    Eva Link Parent
    I don't on Tildes in specific, but what's wrong with it? Most people do on twitter and Discord.

    I don't on Tildes in specific, but what's wrong with it? Most people do on twitter and Discord.

  6. Comment on If Tildes goes public, how will it keep spammers away while still respecting privacy? in ~tildes

    Eva Link Parent
    I'm aware of what ReCAPTCHA is and why it's disliked - I'm no fan myself (and as a uMatrix user, certainly aware of all of the ways it breaks)! But I was specifically referring to a claim in the...

    I'm aware of what ReCAPTCHA is and why it's disliked - I'm no fan myself (and as a uMatrix user, certainly aware of all of the ways it breaks)! But I was specifically referring to a claim in the original post, note.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on If Tildes goes public, how will it keep spammers away while still respecting privacy? in ~tildes

    Eva Link
    Javascript isn't by-default a negative thing; regardless, Tildes isn't likely to need complex anti-spam features for the foreseeable future, even after going "public." There's not a large enough...

    Javascript isn't by-default a negative thing; regardless, Tildes isn't likely to need complex anti-spam features for the foreseeable future, even after going "public."

    There's not a large enough user-base for it to be worth writing custom scripts for spamming with, and it's not using software as a base that already has said scripts written for it. Beyond that, the trust system (when implemented) and standard rate-limiting should be fine.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Do Police Know How To Handle Abuse Within Kinky Relationships? in ~misc

    Eva Link Parent
    Exactly! So they should put it in another of their billion magazines—kinks (and especially abuse) shouldn't be associated with queers without reason.

    Exactly! So they should put it in another of their billion magazines—kinks (and especially abuse) shouldn't be associated with queers without reason.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Do Police Know How To Handle Abuse Within Kinky Relationships? in ~misc

    Eva Link
    Way to make queers look good, them. them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in...

    Way to make queers look good, them.

    them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community.

    You can tell it's a Condé Nast outlet because it's completely insensitive to whether or not it gives more ammunition for malicious actors to use against the queer community in lieu of profitability.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

    Eva Link Parent
    I think that's a reductionist and somewhat awful worldview to hold, personally.

    I think that's a reductionist and somewhat awful worldview to hold, personally.

  11. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

    Eva Link Parent
    Honestly? I'd say it does. His actions haven't been harming anyone, not really—he's just making himself look like a dolt. We all take jokes too far on occasion.

    Honestly? I'd say it does. His actions haven't been harming anyone, not really—he's just making himself look like a dolt. We all take jokes too far on occasion.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

    Eva Link Parent

    https://notch.tumblr.com/post/28188312756/gender-in-minecraft

    Also, as a fun side fact, it means every character and animal in Minecraft is homosexual because there’s only one gender to choose from. Take THAT, homophobes!

    • I do regret using masculine terms to talk about the default character. These days I try to use the up-and-coming use of “they” as a genderless pronoun.
    8 votes
  13. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

    Eva Link Parent
    He used to write tumblr posts that namedropped they/them pronouns positively, so honestly I'm mostly convinced he's currently just seeing how far he can take this current joke.

    He used to write tumblr posts that namedropped they/them pronouns positively, so honestly I'm mostly convinced he's currently just seeing how far he can take this current joke.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Experimenting with a way of avoiding deeply nested comment threads in ~tildes.official

    Eva Link Parent
    Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't a :first-child or :first-of-type pseudoclass work?

    Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't a :first-child or :first-of-type pseudoclass work?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    Perfect! My memory was off (it's been a long while since the last time I was reading on this topic, and I'm not at a computer with my bookmark suite at the moment). Six weeks is more than enough...

    Perfect! My memory was off (it's been a long while since the last time I was reading on this topic, and I'm not at a computer with my bookmark suite at the moment). Six weeks is more than enough time, wouldn't you say?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    Brexit is interesting, I think, primarily because it's fairly anti-accelerationism; even the right-wingers who support accelerationism tend to push globalism as necessary for accelerationism of...

    Brexit is interesting, I think, primarily because it's fairly anti-accelerationism; even the right-wingers who support accelerationism tend to push globalism as necessary for accelerationism of various types (Land in the above essay I linked for his name, for example, goes on about how the road to accelerationism relies very heavily on "neo-china" (I wouldn't necessarily recommend reading further into Land, by the way, after writing that post (admittedly it was already in its infancy when it was written), he kind of went vaguely schizoid-ish and became racist). Deglobalisation is fairly anti-accelerationist, even if a no-deal is similarly nihilistic in certain ways.

  17. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    It does! Of course, I don't have a copy on-hand at the moment (I'm currently visiting my girlfriend in the States, and my library's back at home), but I'd be interested in showing you some of my...

    It does! Of course, I don't have a copy on-hand at the moment (I'm currently visiting my girlfriend in the States, and my library's back at home), but I'd be interested in showing you some of my notes on it when I get back, if you'd be interested!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    Ooh, fantastic! Thanks for linking!

    Ooh, fantastic! Thanks for linking!

  19. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    @Wes too: NaraVara's assessment isn't exactly fully accurate (Right-Accelerationism and Left-Accelerationism are fairly balanced, all things considered), and only R/Acc is generally pushing...

    @Wes too:

    NaraVara's assessment isn't exactly fully accurate (Right-Accelerationism and Left-Accelerationism are fairly balanced, all things considered), and only R/Acc is generally pushing inactivity. On top of that, there are a bunch of spin-offs which are particularly pro-action in very interesting ways that I, personally, hadn't thought substantially about - for example, you've probably heard about 3D-printing guns, but how about 3D-printable medications?

    But certainly, it's more popular among particularly political people than a general populous at this point in time.

    2 votes