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  1. Comment on What's a piece of media (show/movie/game/album/book/comic/etc.) that you passionately like, but never see anyone else mention? in ~talk

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    If any Trek captain in that time period was morally-grey, it certainly was Janeway. Poor Tuvix... Anyway, the only DS9 episode that kinda impressed me was the one dealing with Nog's PTSD. I...

    If any Trek captain in that time period was morally-grey, it certainly was Janeway. Poor Tuvix...

    Anyway, the only DS9 episode that kinda impressed me was the one dealing with Nog's PTSD. I honestly didn't find the longform story very compelling.

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  2. Comment on What's a piece of media (show/movie/game/album/book/comic/etc.) that you passionately like, but never see anyone else mention? in ~talk

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    My usual gamer name is a reference to Strong Bad's main man since 1987

    My usual gamer name is a reference to Strong Bad's main man since 1987

  3. Comment on Stop Trying to Make Turkey Taste Good in ~food

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    Definitely my preferred sandwich meat when I still ate meat. Though, deli turkey is a different beast, I think.

    Definitely my preferred sandwich meat when I still ate meat. Though, deli turkey is a different beast, I think.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Damn, I'm surprised Reich is a no-go for you! To be honest, I don't find it much more complex than Brian Eno. In fact, I find Music for 18 Musicians quite soothing. Then again, I've stated my...

    Damn, I'm surprised Reich is a no-go for you! To be honest, I don't find it much more complex than Brian Eno. In fact, I find Music for 18 Musicians quite soothing.

    Then again, I've stated my thoughts on modern classical elsewhere in this thread and maybe I'm just different folk..

  5. Comment on Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain. in ~movies

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    I don't mind people being snobs like this, to be honest. I think its fine for people to stand up to the dilution of the idea of "art", which I think is what Scorsese is getting at. Especially if...

    I don't mind people being snobs like this, to be honest. I think its fine for people to stand up to the dilution of the idea of "art", which I think is what Scorsese is getting at. Especially if they're credentialed. Though, I do think Scorsese is one of the more accessible "auteurs" due to the types of movies he tends to make (gangster films) and the audiences that flock to see 'em (dudes).

    Anyway, I understand how the idea of gatekeeping art can have some kinda political implications/arguments/etc. ...but, still... I don't mind the snobbery.

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  6. Comment on Stop Trying to Make Turkey Taste Good in ~food

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    Turkey is just a vessel for stuffing, in my opinion. And I'm a fool for stuffing. Though I don't eat meat anymore the sausage stuffing my mom makes is...amazing. Damn, I need to find some good...

    Turkey is just a vessel for stuffing, in my opinion. And I'm a fool for stuffing. Though I don't eat meat anymore the sausage stuffing my mom makes is...amazing. Damn, I need to find some good vegetarian stuffing recipes. I'm not even opposed to substituting in some fake meat stuff.

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  7. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Whatever my ear happens to fancy is what I'm into, which spans many genres. But, if I had to point toward a genre that I feel somewhat alone in enjoying, it'd be contemporary...

    Whatever my ear happens to fancy is what I'm into, which spans many genres.

    But, if I had to point toward a genre that I feel somewhat alone in enjoying, it'd be contemporary classical/art/academic/whatever-you-call-it music. And "contemporary" would be kinda generous, as I'm referring to stuff 20th+ century (like 1900s and later). It actually annoys me that the biggest classical music station here (and maybe in the nation?) still plays common practice stuff for the majority of their programming. Literally 1 hour on Saturday nights is reserved for anything somewhat modern. And they'll lament that their listening base is dying out (maybe quite literally..). Play some living composers, dammit! ...or, at least, composers that have died in the past 50 years.

    Anyhow, The Rite of Spring was the punch to my face that got me into more modern orchestra timbres. Then comes the 12-tone stuff like Schoenberg and Berg and minimalists (which are relatively easy listening) and Cage, who should be known for more than just his meme piece... and also stuff that kind of straddles the lines of art/pop to true academic snobs, like Bang on a Can and their "house composers", Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon.

    Oh, and one of my favorites, Mingus experimenting with long-form composition.

    Well, anyway...

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  8. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    I saw Music for Airports performed live in an airport with a friend, once. It was worth the 3 hour drive into San Diego. I'll suggest some Steve Reich for ya.

    I saw Music for Airports performed live in an airport with a friend, once. It was worth the 3 hour drive into San Diego.

    I'll suggest some Steve Reich for ya.

  9. Comment on What’s something you would gladly eat for lunch very day for for the rest of your life? in ~food

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    I feel like a burrito would be a bit too heavy (at least the way they tend to be made in the States) for lunch and I'd end up going to sleep rather than back to work.

    I feel like a burrito would be a bit too heavy (at least the way they tend to be made in the States) for lunch and I'd end up going to sleep rather than back to work.

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  10. Comment on What’s something you would gladly eat for lunch very day for for the rest of your life? in ~food

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    It wasn't lunch, but there was a period in my life where I was consistently eating some variation of an avocado sandwich and I was looking forward to that meal every day. Usually something like:...

    It wasn't lunch, but there was a period in my life where I was consistently eating some variation of an avocado sandwich and I was looking forward to that meal every day.

    Usually something like:

    • Bolillo or telera roll (preferably telera)

    • Mayo + sriracha

    • Cilantro

    • Queso fresco or havarti cheese

    • Avocado

    • pepper

    • Tapatio

    ...damn..I think I want that today!

    5 votes
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  12. Comment on What piece of kitchen equipment do you regret buying, and why? in ~food

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    I haven't bought enough kitchen equipment to regret any purchases, thankfully. The few tools I have serve me pretty well! Oh, I just remembered...I regret getting this can opener as it rusted up...

    I haven't bought enough kitchen equipment to regret any purchases, thankfully. The few tools I have serve me pretty well!

    Oh, I just remembered...I regret getting this can opener as it rusted up fairly quickly and is very hard to use, now. Thinking of ditching geared can openers and just getting something like this.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    I mostly code lil toy projects and micro has been serving me well for that.

    I mostly code lil toy projects and micro has been serving me well for that.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Who's making good films? in ~movies

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    A24 is ushering in a new mainstream-ish, palatable *, art-house-y renaissance. I've found their stuff to be at least pretty decent so far. But, mostly good. *I really had a better word in mind...

    A24 is ushering in a new mainstream-ish, palatable *, art-house-y renaissance. I've found their stuff to be at least pretty decent so far. But, mostly good.

    *I really had a better word in mind (and still do) but I'm drawing a blank for some reason.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Who's making good films? in ~movies

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    Pretty good list... but I found Perfume terrrible. I remember watching it with a friend and her friend and both of us being a little uncomfortable with how much he seemed to enjoy the movie. ha.

    Pretty good list... but I found Perfume terrrible. I remember watching it with a friend and her friend and both of us being a little uncomfortable with how much he seemed to enjoy the movie. ha.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Timasomo Post #0: Roll Call and Planning in ~creative

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    alright, I'm down. I have an idea of doing something ~multimedia~ ... focused on writing and music. but in a nicely (or badly) designed webpage. my writing is probably crap, but I think I do an...

    alright, I'm down.

    I have an idea of doing something ~multimedia~ ... focused on writing and music. but in a nicely (or badly) designed webpage. my writing is probably crap, but I think I do an alright job at making music. hell, maybe I'll even draw a thing or two.

    well, does anyone have any tips on how to get music to play contextually? Like, different audio plays depending on how far down you've scrolled, or something.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Why does dairy-loving America still shun the “milk bladder” when it’s commonplace in so many other countries? in ~food

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    At some point when I was in grade school (southern California) we switched to bagged milk. The school even arranged a presentation to teach us how to drink from it (and I think they even extolled...

    At some point when I was in grade school (southern California) we switched to bagged milk. The school even arranged a presentation to teach us how to drink from it (and I think they even extolled its supposed space-saving properties as litter).

    I remember making it a point to suck as much as I could out of the bag to get it as compressed as possible. Just a fun lil kid goal. Anyway, milk out of the carton was much more satisfying. Well, some years later they reverted back to cartoned milk.

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  18. Comment on 'You don't have to settle': the joy of living (and dying) alone in ~life

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    No doubt! I guess I just related so hard to the title that I was a bit perplexed when I read the article and it being framed as solely a woman's issue.* Not that women aren't uniquely affected by...

    No doubt! I guess I just related so hard to the title that I was a bit perplexed when I read the article and it being framed as solely a woman's issue.* Not that women aren't uniquely affected by "traditional" societal standards!

    *and the shoehorned incel bogeyman addition was kinda lame, imo

    1 vote