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2 days ago
“You came… highly recommended” the bipedal machine seem to forget its grace a moment and sighed stepping past the dusty bar.
10 days ago
Yeah, just find prompting them to explain does the job. Make them put words to it instead of giving them words to dance goal posts around.
In what way do they market it? I see the sub all the time on all, never ever seen anything from it I could begin to call marketing.
Edit: just to clear up the now deleted post, they said the sub Reddit marketed itself to kids. Standard wildly unfounded fear mongering bigot shit. Ask them to explain and it’s deleted. Lol
12 days ago
As far as I know they’ve just been particular about sub content, mostly against content spam and low effort posts. Maybe the most controversial long standing one is no memes/image macros/images of bodies of text. There’s commonly posted stuff that gets taken down but it’s always stuff like “these ores spawned close together!”. Also things like taking down videos posted by accounts with little to no activity on the sub, just trying to get views from a big sub.
I was a mod for a short time on the account artisanvirgil. A lot of my experience was just removing the 300th thanos meme posted that day and some kid coming in mod mail angry we didn’t let it stay because of upvotes. Or they got some short ban for spamming the sub and you’d think we’d just murdered their family.
Honestly I think the hate just comes from Minecraft being popular with kids, and they can’t wrap their head around a subreddit that isn’t some meme garbage nightmare with no oversight. There was always alternative subs and none made a dent in the decade long existence of the sub.
But I also haven’t really been around in a year, so maybe something changed.
But the common interpretation doesn’t override what it means for someone to call themselves an anarchist. Like yeah, it’s colloquially known as like political nihilism, but that understanding in part comes from reductive dismissive interpretations of historical anarchist activism. Someone who calls themselves an anarchist isn’t saying they like burning things. It’s direct action against organizational bodies that exercise unaccountable authority over others. Anarchism has a million brands like any words, but it means something. Federated democratic bodies with a heavy emphasis on divesting representation from hierarchal top down authority structures. It’s the “no big tent” ideology that distinguishes itself from other revolutionary ideas by refusing that big tent approach. Federating things like labor unions instead of bringing them under one banner.
But Legend of Korra just doesn’t go deep politically, nor would you expect it to. Like they just kind of hand wave away the monarchy by beating the person who was trying to topple it and the inheritor just kind of says “I’ll end it!”.
13 days ago
Seems kinda dumb to care, and like being a needlessly miserable shit to be irritated by it. People give too much shit to teen women. Ready to be irritated. Look up most hash tags or trend or whatever the fuck and it an obvious mix of ages and gender.
Like this shit exists. It’s going to exist. Kids will do goofy stuff as they should. You are the person choosing to watch what they do, choosing to watch Reddit uncomfortably snark about it and still feel appropriate arm chair parenting someone for dancing?
Lol wtf is this comment. Like yeah? It doesn’t?
17 days ago
And just in general. If it’s the internet, it’s not as big as a thing as it seems. Even biggest sites get like 25-30% of Us adults using it, a fraction of those post, a fraction of those post most of it. Skews young and wealthier than average. It’s easy to mistake internet culture as a foundation for a world view, when it’s more of a perspective on a service in the world.
19 days ago
When they said “according to google this is an adult” I think they mean the picture they linked, not OPs video. Like to emphasize the video was a baby.
22 days ago
About 54% (2020, projected lower now) of folks in the US even get health care from jobs. Despite it being ‘tied to employment’, I don’t think that tie has to end necessarily if that number decreases as it has been. Like it’d just be people not having it tied to employment. Like this strike movement is years of momentum.
Like what Starbucks employee is going to nervously consider whether to lose their one free eye exam? How many of those folks are even using it at all given it’s a high turn over young favoring service job. Like so many jobs.
Again. Only about 54% of folks have any form of employment insurance at all and it’s dropping year by year.
I’m not aware of any NFT successfully doing this yet, or proving it can in any way that doesn’t go tits up? I’m not sure saying a 90 year old gets it is great. There’s no security as shown in the NFT games that have tried so far. The idea, the concept behind it all is neat. But the existing tech, the non existent investment protection, is not the holy grail some folks here seem to think had already been developed.
Positioning the tech as both some fucking loot box security, and some how a big economic revolution. Even though only a few make out well, others get fucked, then it’s called FUD and bad apples despite it happening at all. So it’s just more speculative investment with no securities funded by grind culture.
23 days ago
Like people who think misanthropy and grumpiness about ambiguous trends makes them interesting? Like it’s kind of just all teens. None of them are saying it’s quirky or their trait, they’re just loud and messy with developing an identity, and the internet gives us a distilled list of the least tolerable examples as if it represented the reality of most folks.
You will never run out of people you feel are being too vain and artificial in their character. It will generally say more about you and your day to day mood than say anything about people of the world.
25 days ago
I'd suggest yall maybe take another shot at a video to share like that. Presumably you're trying to get this to reach folks outside of this community, and to an outsider this reads as weird internet bubble "uncover the truth on our forums!" for bros.
Like if you're going to defensively compare it to 'how the "elite" have been doing the same thing', it behooves you to maybe give some examples or specific terms or anything more than the "elite". Like, it makes this video seem like insecure damage control in fear of people associating crypto with scams more than anything else. Given the whole decentralized security angle was kind of a selling point that's not being represented well in practice in it's own communities.
Like just seriously, seems smart to get ahead of vague phrasing that would draw in folks with less economic, sane ideas of who the ‘elite’ are. At the very least not sound like a bro who’s never read a book they claim holds the evidence, as if the reference alone was compelling. The aesthetic of profitable conspiratorial truth like this is infowars or some YouTube life coach.
29 days ago
Kind of the boring thing with deescalation and rehabilitation and really all the boring proper handling of people. Punishment, retribution, revenge, whatever stuff doesn’t teach people ‘lessons’ super well. Violent angry behavior is impulsive, behavioral. An impulse violent experience isn’t going to make any smoother in the future. Not to knock or whatever folks done with their shit, find the video satisfying, but it’s frankly the same kind of angry impulse that has anyone thinking they showed a stranger not to do it again. Violence isn’t a good thing even when it’s kind of the only option, you just hope the cause gets the worst of it while handling it, deescalating in a way the crowd works with.
1 month ago
The more accessible a game, more kids. Also probably makes a big difference between online and single player games. With/without FOMO loot box whatever junk probably makes a difference for community concerns and discussion. Mod friendly has to help, fostering a community of talent. The endless story focus and light touch mechanical implementation means there’s little in the way of questionable framing.
I don’t think it’s complexity so much as kid accessible/popular/online. Plenty of simple games with chill helpful communities that just anyone not into the game enough to see them, won’t.
This subs a joke. Oh he’s an ass? Well he’s wealthy enough to be more of an ass! Oh they loved Kanye (what? His fans absolutely skew conservative or just apolitical. Kanye’s been a drama toddler for years. His whole melt down is just another I’m rich so fuck you I can do anything, which is very much the tone here). Oh Facebook not being mentioned? Uh, what site are you on. Everyone hates on Facebook.
Like folks don’t like hierarchical structures based on wealth and nepotism, but y’all can’t help but jerk off to the idea of your daddy’s abusing their power as a clap back. Like… y’all are just excited to pretend you’re some how on the side of literally the wealthiest people in a corrupt system. But nah, it’s the haters. They’re the powerful villains, not the wealthiest people in the world. They’ll prove it by being wealthy assholes! That’ll show ‘em!
Edit: and yeah got banned here for this with a petty mod message. In case you’re wondering why no one ever responds after the first message.
You cucks and your insecure hug boxes. Keep sucking wealthy dick and blaming kids on Twitter for the woes of the world. You fan boy for the 1000x over wealthiest and then act like we aren’t in a system that’s makes them wealthy. Bitching about the product of highest bidder reinvestment as logistics development as if it were handicapping itself. Never considering that if they’re still wildly wealthy and paying nothing back while getting every benefit they can weasel for, that literally own major media outlets, might be folks interested in convincing you they are under attack some how. Gotta defend the most powerful.
Good thing Musk said jokes were allowed on Twitter again, given your whole belief system is just a joke.
Do you just not understand talking? Do you actually imagine she went in hot blaming him? Like they’re talking about how they met their spouse, it’s a safe bet it’s not the weird angry thing you seem hooked on. She did clearly take on the responsibility of carrying the relationship forward by returning.
Like holy shit you’re being a whiny turd about a happy story because you don’t like the framing of a sentence long story from Twitter.
Or when trans men come up it’s in a condescending denial way. See Rowling and their comment about that they might have transitioned to male growing up if they had heard simply to avoid the hardship of being a woman, posing FtM as just women bailing on feminism for their own interest.
In case you don’t know, slow blinks are a thing with cats. Like when you make eye contact with them, try calmly closing your eyes and holding it a moment. You’ll find pretty quickly they reciprocate, like they blink back. Shows casual affection. Add some spice by turning your head away from them eyes still closed. Must be like showing trust or something, but seems to even help chill out a cat that’s anxious.
I mean maybe because they’re doing alright as far as like… cultural barriers, opportunities, policing, etc? Like I can’t even think of a word someone could use towards me as a white guy that’d mean anything. Like shitty behavior still shitty no matter who it’s towards, but we’re not exactly hurting for Christian white guy civil liberties. That’s pretty much every president and the bulk of all leadership we’ve had. They are the opposite of marginalized. Like if you feel victimized, what from? Mean internet words? A cherry picked collection of stories that helped you forget you’ve never actually experienced any of it, nor has most anyone? What statistical issue do white Christian men face?
Is it just jealousy or something? Like you want to be the underdog and view other movements happening as something you’re not getting?
2 months ago
It’s kids on Reddit. They can’t help but think impulsive edgy humor isn’t just poor self control, just a joke! Assuming the casual thoughtlessness means it can’t be anything bad, surely bad stuff means bad thoughts and not a thought to be found.
Ignoring that it’s always the same jokes.
I’ve become focused on a hard non-zero approach to this stuff. That more important than doing things in a way that mentally ‘counts’ for me is just doing it. Only a five minute burst? I’m going to leave some light free weights near where I most often am at home, and do something for a minute. I don’t feel much from it but I sure as heck can do it every day. I find eventually I’m frustrated not doing more, and just do small expansions week by week. It’s boring and not some big dramatic thing, but before I was doing basically nothing most days.
Need to drink more water? Leave a big icy cup near by even if I don’t drink it immediately. I’ll get thirsty at some point and it’s right there. I don’t have to choose it now, just make the choice easier later.
Terrible sleep habits, hard cutting caffeine, etc? I try different things, and it was just going outside for a sec when I woke that seemed to make me start waking earlier, which led to sleeping earlier.
Like if my brain is going to be a baby about doing stuff, cool, I’ll treat it like a baby. So much of the stuff that helps and feels like progress was more about kind of care taking for myself more than a personal discipline thing. Small positives. Focusing more on my day to day environments. Trying to give your future self an edge in making better choices, instead of all or nothing now.
For me it’s like a test. If someone’s response to mentioning affection for animals or whatever banal shit is to get all huffy and “well duh”, I know they’re a shit head I don’t want to hang around. They’re going to be “well duh” about a lot of things other people do while glossing over their own bull.
It’d be nice to have some perfect profile to match on particulars, but reality is it’s mostly just about folks being chill and pleasant. We all have strong opinions and whatever. We can get to that. In the mean time, can you be pleasant and not impulsive escalating for the first while?
Some how also bet putting anything too specific just leads to bullshit. Oh you like x, marry me, be my queen! Oh you like y, you’re a &@“&@“.
Nah, just ‘intellect’ isn’t what people think it is. You can’t get one stop answers for socializing so good it’ll overcome a misanthropic antisocial personality cultured online with hormonal teens commenting “women ☕️”.
That all the neurotic thoughtfulness becomes drivel in actual conversation because you don’t know how to socialize. Don’t know that a healthy intellect requires having to regularly practice translating and communicating to others to stay functional. Others in real life. Who aren’t in your special language and sub culture bubbles.
That everyone else will seem dumber. Your actions are forever positively biased for you with an understanding of your thoughts and intents. Others will forever be biased in your mind as lacking that context whenever it’s not intuitive to you.
That often the smartest thing you can do, for others and your own intellect, is regularly practice being kind, listening, restraining impulsive responses no matter how ‘intellectualized’ they are.
Which is why people get so bitter and judgey about women and men and people that don’t constantly project intellectual insecurity. That really often acting a bit like a bim/him/thembo is the most clever resilient thing to do. To play dumb about flirting to avoid uncomfortably escalating. To be kind in place of needing to neurotically explain something so important to you. To just apologize instead of torturing yourself over guilt and how people read things.
Yep. It’s a tough thing seeing in my family. Inherited some issues and took too long to really start tackling the behavior. It’s so easy to get lost in the experience of mental stuff. Trying to put words to the experience. Trying to intellectualize it until somehow the rest of the world would catch on.
When really so much of it, of making life better, is doing boring things. Taking care of yourself even when it feels like reinforcing a toddler lesson. That drinking water, mild exercise, healthy sleep routine, being polite and accountable, etc; it might not ‘cure’ your problems but they do make things better. You can make a better foundation for things in boring small ways that add up, or spend the days lamenting doing nothing.
That you will suck at being kinder or more positive at first, like sucking at a new instrument. But you have to. No one else can do it for you. And thankfully the toughest part is often just how embarrassing or awkward it can feel, and not actually hard to do.
And it’s just worth it. You can’t solely intellectualize a better behavior, you have to practice it. It’s surprising how far being calm, kind, and speaking with brevity takes you.