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  1. Comment on How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America: the translator Ken Liu has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers in ~books

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    If you have Firefox as your browser, you can install the NoScript add-on which will bypass the paywall.

    If you have Firefox as your browser, you can install the NoScript add-on which will bypass the paywall.

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  2. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    That picture is really calming. Where do you live?

    That picture is really calming. Where do you live?

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  3. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Are you a professional jewelry maker?

    Are you a professional jewelry maker?

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  4. Comment on Tildes Pen Pals in ~talk

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    What is "free culture"?

    What is "free culture"?

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  5. Comment on When was the first time you felt different? in ~talk

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    I've never not felt different simply because 1) I'm a very specific kind of mixed-race, 2) both sides of my family each have their own complicated histories [neither of which were ever properly...

    I've never not felt different simply because 1) I'm a very specific kind of mixed-race, 2) both sides of my family each have their own complicated histories [neither of which were ever properly explained to me] and 3) I'm female so I get to face all the bullshit stereotyping that comes with being a girl.

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  6. Comment on When was the first time you felt different? in ~talk

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    Have you ever thought about starting your own YouTube channel?

    Have you ever thought about starting your own YouTube channel?

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  7. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I work in retail and I finally came back to work yesterday after being on a leave of absence for about 5 weeks. Retail jobs are mostly boring but it felt good to get out of the house and do...

    I work in retail and I finally came back to work yesterday after being on a leave of absence for about 5 weeks. Retail jobs are mostly boring but it felt good to get out of the house and do something (even if most of the work is pretty menial).

    This week is Thanksgiving week and while I'm not doing anything on the actual day, yesterday I went to a Friendsgiving party that I was invited to by a girl who came to my mother's funeral. It was a nice gathering of young people and while I didn't stay long, it was nice to be able to hang out with others who are around my age, relaxing and chatting while eating some really good food.

    Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving to everyone in North America!

    4 votes
  8. Comment on I'd like to talk about the world these days, care to join in? in ~talk

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    I don't really have anything to add, but I just want to say thank you for writing all that out. I'll be coming back to your comment whenever I start to become disillusioned with the world around me.

    I don't really have anything to add, but I just want to say thank you for writing all that out. I'll be coming back to your comment whenever I start to become disillusioned with the world around me.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What do you daydream about? in ~talk

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    It's no problem, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have! I self-diagnosed myself after reading about it online extensively and talking about it with friends who don't daydream as much as...

    It's no problem, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!

    I self-diagnosed myself after reading about it online extensively and talking about it with friends who don't daydream as much as I do and it clicked for me that I was daydreaming often and intensely as a kid. I usually don't recommend self-diagnosing, but it's not an offical disorder (yet) so I don't mind labeling myself as such.

    The thing is, I got my daydreaming mostly under control since I turned 18, so I guess it'd be better to say I am an immersive daydreamer as of now.

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  10. Comment on Scandinavia is famous for its liveable cities, but a new university course in Nordic urban planning has raised questions about replicating the region's approach elsewhere in ~design

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    This was a nice read, and it actually made me a little jealous of scandanavian countries! While the concept of Jantelagen (discouraging people from standing out too much) is somewhat concerning, I...

    This was a nice read, and it actually made me a little jealous of scandanavian countries!

    While the concept of Jantelagen (discouraging people from standing out too much) is somewhat concerning, I do like the ideals that the nordic countries have when building cities, namely sustainability, mobility, and care for children and the elderly. I hope other countries take notes from them and adapt them to their own cities.

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  11. Comment on What do you daydream about? in ~talk

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    I've always had what's called maladaptive daydreaming. It's basically excessively daydreaming to the point of it interfering with your life, although I've been doing much better in recent years. I...

    I've always had what's called maladaptive daydreaming. It's basically excessively daydreaming to the point of it interfering with your life, although I've been doing much better in recent years.

    I daydream about:

    • being in music videos
    • a better version of myself
    • conversations with famous people
    • having superpowers
    • having a tight knit group of friends
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  12. Comment on What is your favourite tv show ? in ~talk

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    A lot of TV shows came to my mind when I read this question, and what's funny to me is that there are some TV shows that I would LIKE to call favorites but can't because of some obvious issues (a...

    A lot of TV shows came to my mind when I read this question, and what's funny to me is that there are some TV shows that I would LIKE to call favorites but can't because of some obvious issues (a good amount of anime come to mind).

    However, there are some I unequivocally call my favorites, here are 5 in no particular order:

    1. Courage the Cowardly Dog, a weird and creepy cartoon that first aired in 1999 (I think). It's about a dog named Courage living in the middle of nowhere in Kansas with his human owners and encountering all sorts of supernatural and otherworldly forces.

    2. What's New, Scooby Doo?, a Scooby Doo cartoon that aired from the early to mid 2000s. Pretty much just an updated version of the 1960s TV show, but it's really good.

    3. The first 3 seasons of Spongebob Squarepants. Everything after the third season isn't as good, in my opinion.

    4. The Powerpuff Girls, THE ORIGINAL, NOT THE REMAKES. A fun superhero show about 3 little girls with superpowers protecting the city of Townsville. It had some pretty memorable characters (Him and Mojo Jojo are the first to come to mind) but also some good morals sprinkled throughout. The theme song and end credits songs are both iconic.

    5. King of the Hill, the best slice of life TV show I think I've ever seen. I watched it when I was younger but didn't understand why I found it to be so compelling until I was older. It's got wonderful dry humor and it's so much better to watch once you've been to Texas.

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  13. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    I'm sorry your history was fraught with destructive behavior, but you are here now, and now your new life begins.

    I'm sorry your history was fraught with destructive behavior, but you are here now, and now your new life begins.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Even though I can't relate to having children, I'm happy you have the chance to build your own family. :)

    Even though I can't relate to having children, I'm happy you have the chance to build your own family. :)

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  15. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Nothing like a near-death experience to make you grateful, huh?

    Nothing like a near-death experience to make you grateful, huh?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    It's wonderful to hear of how you've grown as a person; a lot of people are too stubborn to even admit they're wrong, so kudos for doing that AND to actually making chsnges. Also, who is Bishop?

    It's wonderful to hear of how you've grown as a person; a lot of people are too stubborn to even admit they're wrong, so kudos for doing that AND to actually making chsnges.

    Also, who is Bishop?

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  17. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Aw shucks, thanks!

    Aw shucks, thanks!

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  18. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    You've got plenty of time to try out a bunch of dumb shit and see what works for you, but in the meantime, I'm glad you were able to find inspiration from this user's comment.

    You've got plenty of time to try out a bunch of dumb shit and see what works for you, but in the meantime, I'm glad you were able to find inspiration from this user's comment.

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  19. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this comment and wish me well. :)

    Thank you for taking the time to write this comment and wish me well. :)

    4 votes
  20. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    I hope your mental health continues to improve and that you never have to see your abusers ever again.

    I hope your mental health continues to improve and that you never have to see your abusers ever again.

    6 votes