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  1. Comment on What authors do you recommend on the basis of writing style? in ~books

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    Matthew Desmond. Evicted was devastating and evocative. Oh, and Barry Lopez. Kind of quiet and melancholic. Oh, and Annie Dillard and Eliot Weinberger. Certainly a bit left-of-field with regards...

    Matthew Desmond. Evicted was devastating and evocative.

    Oh, and Barry Lopez. Kind of quiet and melancholic. Oh, and Annie Dillard and Eliot Weinberger.

    Certainly a bit left-of-field with regards to nonfiction writing. Eliot Weinberger, in particular, has a very quasi-poetic style. Beautiful, though, if you're open to it.

    I'd recommend Crossing Open Ground by Lopez (only one I've read), For the Time Being by Dillard (though all her stuff is great), and An Elemental Thing by Weinberger. To start, at least. These are good writers!

    And, though you specified non-fiction, I'd give How Fiction Works by James Woods a go. Covers a lot on style.

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  2. Comment on What is a good free alternative to Wordpress that requires little coding? in ~comp

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    You might find Forestry.io useful.

    You might find Forestry.io useful.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Def not impossible to play video games and live life. Though, I feel like an increasing amount of exploitative video games are trying to make them life. In the sense that you invest more and more...

    Def not impossible to play video games and live life. Though, I feel like an increasing amount of exploitative video games are trying to make them life. In the sense that you invest more and more hours for the next trinket. (much like life, hehe). Assuming you sleep and work for 8 hours, that leaves 8 hours of "free time." Spend how you will, of course.

    Why are video games any different than other media like consuming music, movies, or TV?

    I would say they're not, except that the finding "artistic merit" in video games is harder than in those other forms of media, I think.

    Anyhow, I was mostly stirring the pot. ;)

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  4. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    It's honestly not a strongly held belief. I'm kinda just trying to explain away my declining interest in video games (which bums me out, a bit).

    It's honestly not a strongly held belief. I'm kinda just trying to explain away my declining interest in video games (which bums me out, a bit).

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  5. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    You shouldn't be playing video games past the age of 27. Go live a life!

    You shouldn't be playing video games past the age of 27. Go live a life!

    16 votes
  6. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    I generally don't think I have thoughts worth recording, but every once in a while I'll open up Notepad, jot some stuff down, and save it in my "journal" folder. File name is the date, tho...

    I generally don't think I have thoughts worth recording, but every once in a while I'll open up Notepad, jot some stuff down, and save it in my "journal" folder. File name is the date, tho metadata should handle that anyway.

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  7. Comment on If you could delete one website from the internet which one would you delete in ~talk

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    well, to be honest i hoped someone smarter than me me would expound on the reasons Twitter sucks, but false sense of community, false sense of trends, extravagant noise, this is that, that is...

    well, to be honest i hoped someone smarter than me me would expound on the reasons Twitter sucks, but

    false sense of community, false sense of trends, extravagant noise, this is that, that is this, i am you and you are me (but not really), let's be meme-y, long-form terrible ui, tyranny of the minority, extreme echo chamber, unrepresentative representatives, bad sex, misunderstanding of reality, misrepresentation of reality, what is reality, echo chamber, bad chamber, bullet in chamber, fucking gross expectations, bad vibes, bad jibes, bad everything, wrong words many wrong words, supported by committee and...bad committee, ubiquitous-ness and the implications, expulsion of ignorance, expectations of ignorance and denial of ignorance, and some good information mostly drowned out by the bad, another multinational tool of ideas that emboldens all

    well, that was a freeform thought salad. Maybe those that agreed with me have something more intelligent to say.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    Oralé! it's certainly a weird mixture, but the ordering of tracks was no accident! I appreciate the listen, though, for sure. 🙏🙏🤗

    Oralé! it's certainly a weird mixture, but the ordering of tracks was no accident!

    I appreciate the listen, though, for sure. 🙏🙏🤗

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    Okay .. super self-promotion, but check out this thing I did. Particularly tracks 1, 9, and 11. Maybe you'll dig it!

    Okay
    .. super self-promotion, but check out this thing I did. Particularly tracks 1, 9, and 11.

    Maybe you'll dig it!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

  11. Comment on SAULT - Let Me Go in ~music

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    Ah, I initially thought this was referring to this track. This is pretty good, too!

    Ah, I initially thought this was referring to this track. This is pretty good, too!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    Novel timbres, good grooves and interesting rhythmic choices tend to perk my ears. Yeah, Oneohtrix Never is a treasure trove for this stuff. R Plus Seven, in particular. What a great album. I've...

    Novel timbres, good grooves and interesting rhythmic choices tend to perk my ears.

    Yeah, Oneohtrix Never is a treasure trove for this stuff. R Plus Seven, in particular. What a great album. I've certainly tried to rip some of his steeze.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on If you could delete one website from the internet which one would you delete in ~talk

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    Twitter.

    Twitter.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Currently, in order of how long I've had them, a Fender Pawn Shop '51, a Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk, and a Guild Starfire IV ST. The Guild gets the most play, these days. Strung with D'Addario...

    Currently, in order of how long I've had them, a Fender Pawn Shop '51, a Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk, and a Guild Starfire IV ST.

    The Guild gets the most play, these days. Strung with D'Addario Chromes 12-52, though I've replaced the high E and B strings with Elixirs in the equivalent gauge as I found that the plain strings were rusting up way too quick for my liking. Works well! Thinking of increasing the gauge of the high E, though, because it still sounds too thin for me.

    I'll be replacing the pickguard on the Fender to a black/white/black pickguard pretty soon. That's strung with Elixir medium gauge (11-49) strings. But, I need to take it in for a set-up and get the input jack re-soldered. I haven't been playing it much because, well, can't get an electric sound out of it!

    And, as the guitar's name might suggest, I've been using the Seagull to practice some folk guitar playing.

  15. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I finished The Mandalorian. Pretty damn good, though it did get a tad corny at points.

    I finished The Mandalorian. Pretty damn good, though it did get a tad corny at points.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Playing guitar and making music. Reading. Hangin out at dive bars. Going for long walks... usually to a dive bar.

    Playing guitar and making music. Reading. Hangin out at dive bars. Going for long walks... usually to a dive bar.

  17. Comment on Not Poutine, FYI in ~food

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    Gatekeeping has gone too far...😔

    Gatekeeping has gone too far...😔

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  18. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    A little late to the party, but if you're in the U.S. why not buy American-made clothing? I've shopped here before, and the quality is pretty damn good and the prices are pretty damn cheap. I...

    A little late to the party, but if you're in the U.S. why not buy American-made clothing? I've shopped here before, and the quality is pretty damn good and the prices are pretty damn cheap. I figure "ethical" because the U.S. probably has better workforce standards and guarantees than where most clothing is made, and "environmental" because (if you live in the U.S.) things aren't being shipped overseas.

    Their outerwear is pretty frickin' nice for the price, too, honestly! I imagine if you're cultivating a certain aesthetic it might not be for you...but, 🤷

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  19. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    Nerds by-and-large like terrible movies. I do, too. In fact, I often watch bad movies before I go to bed. Mostly because I'd feel bad for not giving good movies my undivided attention (I'm usually...

    Nerds by-and-large like terrible movies.

    I do, too.

    In fact, I often watch bad movies before I go to bed. Mostly because I'd feel bad for not giving good movies my undivided attention (I'm usually browsin'). But, I kinda like to watch them with a somewhat open mind and find things to appreciate with regards to film-making (usually not the story or acting...).

    6 votes
  20. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    I'm pretty damn cool with that, if the trend of theaters serving alcohol continues. I think it'd be damn fun to watch, say, a UFC event at a theater eating popcorn and sipping booze with a buncha...

    Movie Theaters are going to show less movies and more "special events"

    I'm pretty damn cool with that, if the trend of theaters serving alcohol continues. I think it'd be damn fun to watch, say, a UFC event at a theater eating popcorn and sipping booze with a buncha rowdy fans. Party on!

    The Wachowski's came up with the corrupted Red Pill metaphor before the Red Pill became a corrupted metaphor, and that's super impressive.

    Might sound stupid...but what exactly was the metaphor? I thought it was just a classic fork-in-the-road scenario for the main character.

    And to close this sandwich out, Demolition Man is still the most accurate prediction of the future to take place in a movie. Change my mind.

    I remember watching that movie as a kid, approaching 1996 thinking "oh shit...." (well, we could see the Rodney King riots fires from our apartment window)

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