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  1. Comment on What's something you were completely wrong about? in ~talk

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    Religious people. I was raised to believe that they are different and somehow better than the non religious. However, from my interactions with religious people - I was even a member of a rather...

    Religious people. I was raised to believe that they are different and somehow better than the non religious. However, from my interactions with religious people - I was even a member of a rather fundamentalist church in my very late teens - they are often the very opposite of what it typically considered 'good'. Sometimes, they are downright evil.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Do you have certain genres/bands for certain moods? If so, what are they and why them in particular? in ~music

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    When I feel happy, I like upbeat music - especially hits from the 60s or 80s. When I feel sort of low, I prefer to listen to what some people might call 'Gothic' or sad heavy metal ballads. When...

    When I feel happy, I like upbeat music - especially hits from the 60s or 80s. When I feel sort of low, I prefer to listen to what some people might call 'Gothic' or sad heavy metal ballads. When I'm in a bad mood, I like to hear industrial and hard driving rock. When I'm in a nostalgic mood, I love to put on tunes from the 70s. I have eclectic tastes in music, I can listen to 50s doowop, classical music, old school rap, 90s alternative, etc.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm relaxing most of Saturday, but I plan to bake some homemade blueberry scones & a blueberry cake for Easter breakfast and dessert. I must also work on typing a screenplay I wrote last July into...

    I'm relaxing most of Saturday, but I plan to bake some homemade blueberry scones & a blueberry cake for Easter breakfast and dessert. I must also work on typing a screenplay I wrote last July into my script software.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on How do you find new books to read? in ~books

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    I simply go to a used media store in my city and look for new or undiscovered works by authors I read. Mostly, I read horror, thriller/suspense, and non fiction (especially true crime, world war...

    I simply go to a used media store in my city and look for new or undiscovered works by authors I read. Mostly, I read horror, thriller/suspense, and non fiction (especially true crime, world war two & biographies).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How Bad Is It to Let Your Cat Outside? in ~enviro

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    I never allow my cats outside - but then, I live in an area where there are raccoons, coyotes, and even bobcats.

    I never allow my cats outside - but then, I live in an area where there are raccoons, coyotes, and even bobcats.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on A Bill Banning Most Abortions Becomes Law In Ohio in ~news

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    Republicans. SMH.

    Republicans. SMH.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    I'm going to work on revising a screenplay I wrote last summer.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on 'I hate what they’ve done to almost everyone in my family' (An article about Fox News poisoning.) in ~news

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    Faux News is the reason my brother, who isn't very well educated - he never finished high school, unfortunately - voted for Trump. He now sorely regrets it.

    Faux News is the reason my brother, who isn't very well educated - he never finished high school, unfortunately - voted for Trump. He now sorely regrets it.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on AP Stylebook update: It’s OK to call something racist when it’s racist in ~misc

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    As a mixed Black woman, it rankles to be called 'African American' as I have no ties to Africa other than DNA ancestry. All of the generations before me, as far back as I can determine, were born...

    As a mixed Black woman, it rankles to be called 'African American' as I have no ties to Africa other than DNA ancestry. All of the generations before me, as far back as I can determine, were born in the USA. I'd much rather be called 'Black' than 'African' though most people look at me as 'mixed', especially since my skin and eyes are light. The hair gives it away, though. LOL.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? #16 in ~books

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    I'm reading The Parsifal Mosaic (Robert Ludlum) again, and just started on Brain by Robin Cook. I am also reworking a screenplay that I wrote last summer, so I won't be reading as much this week...

    I'm reading The Parsifal Mosaic (Robert Ludlum) again, and just started on Brain by Robin Cook. I am also reworking a screenplay that I wrote last summer, so I won't be reading as much this week as I did last week.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Banning of users and the discussion of controversial subjects in ~tildes

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    Join Saidit. It's censorship-free, so far as I can tell.

    Join Saidit. It's censorship-free, so far as I can tell.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How do people tend to perceive you, versus how you perceive yourself? in ~talk

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    I was always thought to be - by relatives, anyway - a man hater, animal lover, quiet, artistic, and creative. With others, I was looked upon as a shy, friendless, introverted, yet intelligent. I'm...

    I was always thought to be - by relatives, anyway - a man hater, animal lover, quiet, artistic, and creative. With others, I was looked upon as a shy, friendless, introverted, yet intelligent. I'm actually a combo of these qualities, though I don't consider myself a man hater (I am feminist to a certain extent, however). Also, I am really not as shy or quiet as mistaken for (though I probably really was as a child). I can be rather feisty and I don't care to take any crap off of people. I used to be very timid but I shook that off during my twenties.

  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    The SPLC's hierarchy sounds just like Jim Jones' racial hierarchy of the People's Temple in the 70's. The article is an eye opener, but in a way I am not surprised. I have always considered White...

    The SPLC's hierarchy sounds just like Jim Jones' racial hierarchy of the People's Temple in the 70's. The article is an eye opener, but in a way I am not surprised. I have always considered White liberals too good to be true.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Bigger Than That - Complex thoughts on a life spent being the short guy. in ~life

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    My fiance is 5'4 and I am 5'6. I never really think about it, as I have never been particularly attracted to very tall guys (6'2 and up). His lack of height, as he night think of it, used to...

    My fiance is 5'4 and I am 5'6. I never really think about it, as I have never been particularly attracted to very tall guys (6'2 and up). His lack of height, as he night think of it, used to bother him when he was younger but we are both in our 40s and have other things to worry about.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Dies By Apparent Suicide in ~news

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    I cannot imagine what the survivors are going through. While I don't agree with their decisions to end their own lives, I can sort of understand why they feel that they could no longer live with...

    I cannot imagine what the survivors are going through. While I don't agree with their decisions to end their own lives, I can sort of understand why they feel that they could no longer live with the pain of life.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Jordan Peele’s 'Us' untethered $70 million from North American wallets this weekend in ~movies

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    I hope it's better than Get Out.

    I hope it's better than Get Out.

  17. Comment on How much actual work do you do in a day? in ~life

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    2 hours. I work from home performing remote office duties, averaging about 30 hours a week. But I actually only put in around 10 hours of work. So I get paid for just surfing the web, as they used...

    2 hours. I work from home performing remote office duties, averaging about 30 hours a week. But I actually only put in around 10 hours of work. So I get paid for just surfing the web, as they used to say.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    I have extreme anxiety, this has been a problem since childhood, and it's gotten kind of worse in my old age. I have had to deal with the public in 3 jobs that I absolutely hated: as a pharmacy...

    I have extreme anxiety, this has been a problem since childhood, and it's gotten kind of worse in my old age. I have had to deal with the public in 3 jobs that I absolutely hated: as a pharmacy technician, a bookseller, and an overnight cashier. I will never work with the public again. Right now, I do online research for a couple of local attorneys. It's only a few hours a week, and while I won't get rich doing this, my bills are getting paid. I do drive yet it's a terror that I despise, and I will give up that 'privilege' when I relocate out West in 2 months.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Does anyone else get huge aimless bursts of inspiration? in ~talk

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    Happens all the time. I'll write something (usually the start of a screenplay), or attempt to do some coding towards that new social media platform I keep dreaming about, and then suddenly, I will...

    Happens all the time. I'll write something (usually the start of a screenplay), or attempt to do some coding towards that new social media platform I keep dreaming about, and then suddenly, I will lose inspiration.

  20. Comment on Does anyone on Tildes not speak—intentionally or not—to one or both of your parents? If so, why? in ~talk

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    I don't speak to my biological father - the sperm donor, I call him - at all, and we live in the same city. He was never there for me - not physically, emotionally, or financially - and I have no...

    I don't speak to my biological father - the sperm donor, I call him - at all, and we live in the same city. He was never there for me - not physically, emotionally, or financially - and I have no feelings toward the guy, not even loathing (I used to hate to even hear his name spoken, which was nuts because it's a popular name). I was not close to his parents (they were actually his blood aunt and uncle, who adopted him as a baby because his real mom - the aunt's sister - had no desire to take care of him because of his real father) and I'm not close to him. He always blamed my mother's family for this, but it was really him and his own family. His adopted mom was very snooty, referred to my family as being from 'the wrong side of the tracks' and even tried to interfere in my late aunt's marriage by telling her fiance's mom not to let her son marry my aunt (it didn't work). When his parents died, I did not care to attend their funerals and I won't be attending his, either. No apologies, no regrets.

    5 votes