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  1. Comment on I'm writing an autobiographical comic about trauma, psychosis, and clinical protocols. Looking for feedback in ~health

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    Hello, This work really touched me. I've had friends who were committed (don't we all), but although I've been threatened with commitment, I've never been in that position myself. Thank you for...

    Hello,
    This work really touched me. I've had friends who were committed (don't we all), but although I've been threatened with commitment, I've never been in that position myself. Thank you for creating this.

    The quotes are a wonderful touch. I feel like I got to know you a bit through the proxy of what quotes you selected - who must you be to pick this, and that, and the other quote? That was my favorite part. It's a little ironic that I feel like the way I learned about you was through the words of others.

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  2. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    Was rereading a favorite story of mine, and thought of this comment. I've got something that fits the bill, if you haven't read it already. The Northern Caves...

    Was rereading a favorite story of mine, and thought of this comment. I've got something that fits the bill, if you haven't read it already.

    The Northern Caves
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/3659997/chapters/8088522

    Despite being on AO3, it's an original work. For the best experience, start reading it at midnight, (or later if you're a night owl) with something suitably ambient playing. (I would recommend The Disintegration Loops, it matches the style of the work)

  3. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    This is what I thought of too. An excerpt: You can watch the documentary online instead of reading it, the most relevant section is part 2:...

    This is what I thought of too. An excerpt:

    Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at... The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object - and most particularly an object of vision: a sight.

    You can watch the documentary online instead of reading it, the most relevant section is part 2:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=lSSU3X_VBr8&list=PLr_OCmk7CcHRNn_61hGsFdPiLd830_HEW&index=2

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  4. Comment on Scott Alexander has deleted his Slate Star Codex blog due to the New York Times planning to reveal his real name in an article in ~misc

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    Agree with pretty much everything you've said. Used to follow the blog closely, Unsong was my favorite web-book, participated in the open threads. I don't know when things started getting worse,...

    Agree with pretty much everything you've said. Used to follow the blog closely, Unsong was my favorite web-book, participated in the open threads.

    I don't know when things started getting worse, or if I was just noticing for the first time, but I started to regularly see Blanchard's name come up any time transgender-related topics were mentioned. And people either engaged with those ideas, or ignored them. It struck me as so odd - I thought these people were "rationalists", far too critical for that? (For the uninitiated, I recommend Julia Serano's writing to both summarize the arguments and discuss the flaws in the "science" that birthed them.)

    Then I noticed the HBD stuff, and realized that the people who didn't believe in it, or at the very least tolerate it, had either left for greener pastures or never been there at all.

    There is definitely value in Scott's writing, and the internet rationalist mode of thought jives with my own in a way I haven't found a substitute for. Some of the blog posts from that corner of the noosphere I really appreciate, like the high/low decoupling one, the intelligent social web, and the "get out of the car" short story. (I think it was Scott who wrote about assuming the least convenient possible world for thought experiments - gotten a lot of mileage out of that one.)

    But the whole tolerating "scientific" racism... I dunno. If you're creating an environment where said people feel welcome, or if you're not, but said people flock to you anyways... I can't in good conscience see myself enthusiastically contributing to that community. Hope the blog comes back up, if just so I can see the next iteration of the community survey - I'm real interested in how their demographics have changed.

    I check out /r/SneerClub from time to time to see what the internet rationalists are on about, and to try and excise the last vestiges of whatever was instilled in me there. It's nice to know I'm not alone in my disillusionment.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on What are your most obscure finds that are musically excellent? in ~music

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    Way more people should be listening to Jetty Bones. My favorite album is titled -. (The album is actually called "-" I had to pad the link text) The entire album slaps. It's poppy and upbeat,...

    Way more people should be listening to Jetty Bones. My favorite album is titled -. (The album is actually called "-" I had to pad the link text) The entire album slaps. It's poppy and upbeat, deals with tough topics well (cw: sexual assault), and has a lot of memorable refrains.

    In a very different direction, Kollektiv Turmstrasse's Rebellion Der Träumer.. It's slower, mostly instrumental.

    Also, TATSUYA MARUYAMA - NEW HOME. It's just a dude playing his guitar. Super easy listening. Feels comfortable.

    Are these musically excellent? I don't know. I like them.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The Gender Tetrahedron: A model for my own gender in ~lgbt

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    Hi! I think I feel something similar with regard to vetroisity. It might not be the same, but it's closer to that than to being agender. It's a positive gender, as in I feel something in the...

    Hi! I think I feel something similar with regard to vetroisity. It might not be the same, but it's closer to that than to being agender.
    It's a positive gender, as in I feel something in the "gender" slot, and it's not any weaker in magnitude than when I'm feeling more female.
    From what I've been able to tell, it's not a mix of male and female. I'm still figuring out what it is, but I only know it's something and it's not those two.

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  7. Comment on Songs that evoke a specific emotion or impression in you or in general that you like? in ~music

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    There was a Tumblr post forever ago titled "All known uniquely human experiences" with these four songs: Hozier - Arsonist's lullaby https://youtu.be/-eJbxI-jZbA NIN - Closer...

    There was a Tumblr post forever ago titled "All known uniquely human experiences" with these four songs:

    Hozier - Arsonist's lullaby
    https://youtu.be/-eJbxI-jZbA

    NIN - Closer
    https://youtu.be/ccY25Cb3im0

    The b-52s - Love Shack
    https://youtu.be/Tzo4NHFKu9Q

    Kate Bush - Running up that hill
    https://youtu.be/zxqZYe90--c

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  8. Comment on What's your "hype song"? in ~music

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    Top one would have to be MCR's Planetary (GO!) which has stuck with me from my more emo days. Runners up: Jimmy Eat World - The Middle. Paramore - Misery Business Against Me! - High Pressure Low...

    Top one would have to be MCR's Planetary (GO!) which has stuck with me from my more emo days.

    Runners up:

    Jimmy Eat World - The Middle.

    Paramore - Misery Business

    Against Me! - High Pressure Low and Rapid Decompression. Really, most of White Crosses.

    For best results, you gotta sing along. Also, there's more specific moods than adrenaline, and Black Dresses' WATER and Damage Suppressor have a certain /drive/ to them. There's also the meme quality of say, Mr. Brightside, Running in The 90s/Deja Vu, and the Nightcore remix of Cartoon Heroes, or the adrenaline from nailing the words to One Week or We Didn't Start The Fire.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 1 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thursday night I didn't get enough sleep, and woke up with a sore throat. Saturday got worse at night. I was shaking with chills, felt hot, and was having trouble getting enough air. I was really...

    Thursday night I didn't get enough sleep, and woke up with a sore throat. Saturday got worse at night. I was shaking with chills, felt hot, and was having trouble getting enough air. I was really scared. Sunday it got worse.

    There's a certain clarity I gained when I thought it might be the end, or close to it. Things sharpened, the superfluous fell away, and I was left with an intoxicating sobriety. I'm glad for the experience, assuming I make it out.

    I called my doctor Monday, got tested Tuesday, got my results Wednesday. Negative. (With a high false negative rate...) I've been steadily improving. If it really is covid, days 7-10 are when it can get worse. Today was day 7.

    I'm behind in my online class. It's been a hell of a week.

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  10. Comment on What was your "oh, they wanted more than coffee!" moment? in ~talk

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    Friend invited me to prom, "as a friend." We were trying to figure out where I would sleep that night, after after-prom (which was at the boarding school said friend went to). Friend offered to...

    Friend invited me to prom, "as a friend." We were trying to figure out where I would sleep that night, after after-prom (which was at the boarding school said friend went to). Friend offered to have me sleep with him, but mentioned the complication of his roommate probably being there.

    I decided that since said friend was trans and lived on the assigned female hall, it would be less trouble for people to get in if I slept over with an assigned male friend.

    🤦

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  11. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    Maybe Ubik? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/590036.Ubik# or 11/22/63: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10644930-11-22-63 It's a little out there, but you might like Ellis: The Assault on...

    Maybe Ubik?
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/590036.Ubik#
    or 11/22/63:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10644930-11-22-63

    It's a little out there, but you might like Ellis: The Assault on Reality
    https://dkmu.org/text/Ellis-The-Assault-on-Reality.pdf

    It chronicles, via recovered chat logs, the beginning of an occult current.

    And if you haven't already, the SCP wiki Tales are good reading too.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Would it be beneficial to ban certain topics of political discourse? in ~tildes

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    Agreed. Potential solution: generate a list of known-good users who consistently contribute meaningfully and respectfully to political discussions. This is the seed group - connect them in some...

    Well, fundamentally I think the issue with political discussion on Tildes is that the culture surrounding those discussions has drifted away from the overall site culture, with the "site culture" being the rules and customs established by the site documentation, maintained by Deimos, and (usually) exemplified by the community.

    Agreed. Potential solution: generate a list of known-good users who consistently contribute meaningfully and respectfully to political discussions. This is the seed group - connect them in some way, have them discuss what they want norms and culture with regard to politics to be, and how tilde's values relate.

    Restrict commenting on political topics to the seed group for a week, and have them intentionally contribute extra, putting on a show of discussions consistent with the culture they want politics to be. (Maybe come up with a question or two for each day?) Then open up posting to 5% of the site, wait a bit, repeat. During this period, if someone is being uncharitable, destructfully argumentative, etc, talk to them about it in PMs.

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  13. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    I've known someone irl who had tinnitus that significantly improved, permanently, after a dose of psilocybin, and you can find people talking about it online. If you've tried everything else, it...

    I've known someone irl who had tinnitus that significantly improved, permanently, after a dose of psilocybin, and you can find people talking about it online. If you've tried everything else, it might be worth a shot.

    https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/basically-cured-with-psilocybin.25544/

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Names, legal names, and fractal deferment of responsibility in ~comp

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    Agree with pretty much everything in this article. I just applied for some community college classes, they only asked for my name once. Currently in the process of trying to get them to change my...

    Agree with pretty much everything in this article. I just applied for some community college classes, they only asked for my name once. Currently in the process of trying to get them to change my name in their various systems - my email, name for roll call, name on all the grading systems, ID, etc are all based on my legal name. I won't be surprised if I'm not able to change my name in all the places it's dispersed off to.

    I've got a separate issue with my doctor's - they can only report my name as my legal name when calling in prescriptions (even though CVS has my account under my real name). So I've got two accounts now!

    Please, ask for name and legal name (if different).

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Has anyone had any new cooking adventures during the quarantine? in ~food

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    I only do a teeny bit of oil at the start, but I've experimented with spray-on olive oil and it's been okay.

    I only do a teeny bit of oil at the start, but I've experimented with spray-on olive oil and it's been okay.

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  16. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    I think it'd be really cool if I could have some kind of plants growing from my skin instead of hair (but maybe keep the head hair). Moss could be nice. I'd have to be really delicate with it...

    I think it'd be really cool if I could have some kind of plants growing from my skin instead of hair (but maybe keep the head hair). Moss could be nice. I'd have to be really delicate with it though.

    Changing the patterns on my skin at will or with mood would be fun, I've been wanting the ability to do long-term temporary tattoos and that could fulfill that urge.

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  17. Comment on What's something you've learned about yourself recently? in ~talk

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    In many cases in the context of my internal monologue, sentences of the form "I should go on more walks" can effectively be replaced by "I enjoy going on walks!". When doing this replacement while...

    In many cases in the context of my internal monologue, sentences of the form "I should go on more walks" can effectively be replaced by "I enjoy going on walks!".

    When doing this replacement while doing the thing I think I should be doing more, it's a reminder to step out of a past and future I'm feeling guilty for not achieving, and into a present that I'm enjoying.

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  18. Comment on Messaging app Signal threatens to dump US market if anti-encryption EARN IT bill passes in ~tech

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    Same, but they didn't ask, they just signed me up.

    Same, but they didn't ask, they just signed me up.

  19. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    I'm joining my local Food Not Bombs to provide mutual aid to people in my community. Listening to a lot less outrage bait "news" about what Trump said this time. Got an interesting looking book to...

    I'm joining my local Food Not Bombs to provide mutual aid to people in my community. Listening to a lot less outrage bait "news" about what Trump said this time. Got an interesting looking book to read a friend recommended about "emergent strategy."

    The only bombs I'm for is seed bombs, baby 😎

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