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Hey everyone! I'm currently hanging out with my neighbors dog, and I had an interesting idea! Was there always that sort of oddball question you never had been able to ask somebody? Well now here's your chance!

I'll start

Does music effect your sexuality?

I find that when I listen to anything that would play in a rave, like techno, house, etc. I get the urge to dance with a cute guy. However, something like dad-rock and hair metal makes me more inclined to be with somebody more feminine presenting.

It's a bit weird, but I have found this correlation to pop up quite a bit
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how you bee at this lunch hours?


Okeish. Just podcast editin'


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Ah! sounds good.
Be the best mr editor


I can be somewhat adequate maybe


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pish posh! be the BEST editor you can be!
Give me the sound clips of spiderman!


But it's an X-files podcast, how am I gonna fit Spider-man soundbites into that!


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Is spiderman a human?


Then he is a alien!
Boom! case closed. Call the fbi,mib,nationmal guards!


Ahem, ACTUALLY, he IS a human who get genetically mutated at a later stage in life!


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hmm, debateable.
i might have to cave in on this one


How is it debatable?
He was born to human parents, on Planet Earth and was mutated due to an outside elements injecting a mutagenic venom into his body. He human!


ah oki oki. ^^;
im just  tired and easily confused


It oke, I am here to be a gatekeeping, douchy nerdsplainer


Neeeeeerd...  Ok that was mean of me. Sowwie
*offers tea and carrotcake*


no meeee



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Like cognitive therapy I guess. Isn't that what that's supposed to do as well?

I imagine it's like physical exercise? Running isn't great the first number of times. You get better by improving over time. Not by running an ultra-marathon once a decade.
It's always harder to put in the work than to imagine the goal.. I know everything about excuses... There's always tomorrow...

I could probably convinced that it was a valuable exercise, but I'm not sure if I could convince myself that it would be valuable to me, you know? Obviously I realise I'm not special and it would probably be a good exercise for me too..
I tried to think about things I was thankful for yesterday but my messed up brain followed everything with "even though you don't deserve it at all hurr durr".
So what was an exercise in gratitude became an exercise in talking myself down. Very uncool of me to treat me like that..
But anyways, that shouldn't stop you from doing it of course!

I listened to both episodes again today. You could listen to #99 and not lose much. But the TL;DL is that he basically had the idea of a hedonistic treadmill. Except a bit more pessimistic. Like, his base level was suffering and we are all restlessly striving for some goal we think will bring us happiness, but in reality it simply distracts us from the suffering momentarily.
He thought up something that was kinda similar to Buddhism without knowing about Buddhism. Or something like that.. You know, we suffer because of desires, so we should do away with desires to fix it. If I recall correctly.

Aren't all problems at their base philosophical? And even if your ideas are different to most it's not like they can't be challenged or improved by knowing more. If it is then you need to write it down and share it with us all!

Okay, I'm glad. Sometimes I try to help fix things that nobody was asking for help to fix.. And usually my fixing things is just incoherent after it has been through my mind a few times.

That does sound like nice work. Do the beams bend under transport or is it being bent from cooling down at the place they produce them?

Good to hear you're better.
I'm good. Got off early enough that I had time to mow the lawn and go for a ride on my motorcycle. Visited my friend to see his new computer chair.


>going for a rideo n your motorcycle

oh shit are we all hanging out with one of the cool kids


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If we are then I'm not the cool one.
I'm just a sleepy kid.
Have a nice evening Eshie!


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Woo! Short listed to the exclusive cloning club! Not that I doubt that the world could be better with a bit more of my attitude, but I can't imagine why I've left that impression on you. Most of my time of ponyville revolves around bumbling around saying crazy shit, haha.

I hope having to bare being wonderful and being a positive to this world and the people in it wouldn't leave you a cripple! Just make sure to stretch every day before you set out and make the world better with your presence!

I only really have one friend as well. It's generally me, college friend, dad, dad's friend, and sometimes Andrea and mom. Works great!

I'll make sure my pantry is stocked then haha.

I wouldn't expect you to know them. Cockroach Poker is a simple bluffing game with a deck of 64 cards of 8 suits that's practically guaranteed to be a hit with anyone who has a functional fun gland. Skull is another bluffing game but played very different with little discs with flowers and skulls you use for bidding. Both are cheap and quick to teach and play. You could check out a review for them if you wanna see how viable playing them is with the people at your disposal! It's totally worth making the hobby happen if you have even 1 other player at your disposal (I could recommend a lot of great 2p games!)

>but my messed up brain followed everything with "even though you don't deserve it at all hurr durr".
On yeah, that's a familiar hassle. Not that my methods seem to work for anyone else but I solved that problem by relentlessly proving my asshole brain wrong for a few years. Just like, what's the bullshit of the day brain? Okay well we'll find a way to prove you wrong yet again. I guess the voice just got tired of being fuckin wrong all the time since I hardly hear from them anymore!


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Oh and yeah Yosemite is fucking great and I'm stoked to be here for a week! It's only a 3 hour drive from my place too! Though getting reservations can be a year long waiting list.

My weak 5g is working a little better then the wifi so let me try to post a picture from the top of Yosemite falls. That's what we did today, 3.4 miles up and the same back. We sore haha, but it was an awesome experience!


Those two your friends?


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It worked! Fuck this places over priced rooms with shit wifi haha.

For comparison, this is where we started the hike. The tippy top of the waterfall was the goal of course!


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Sorta! We made a lot of friends on the way up! They just happened to be in the picture here by coincidence though. We were cheerleading each other up the whole way to the top and they were really swell people, from New York on a 10 day tour of California.

We made a boatload of friends like this as we all struggled to the top, it was really awesome and some of those people really bailed us out because we ran out of water and they were able to filter some from the waterfall for us! The social aspect of that climb might have been my favorite part.

Here's a really nice view of half dome from the other side of the valley.


Pretty much CBT yeah.

>you don't deserve it
Yeah I get what you mean. It's hard to be grateful when you're not used to it.

I'm not really against philosophy. I just think it's needlessly abstract. If your goal is to create happy homosapiens, then I think psychology is a better place to turn. Rather than thinking about what 'should' or 'ought' to be it's better to start with the person and work from there.

I don't really agree with the Buddhist views on desire. It's a very fixed mindset. If we desire something we can find a way to satisfactorily work towards it. It may be hard, but the point is to refine ourselves and create a growth mindset. I don't think we should shy away from human nature either because we 'should' try to become something more 'pure'. We may be vulgar creatures at times, but that's only a problem if it isn't controlled. I think there is more to be gained by harnessing our own nature and directing it rather than being ashamed of it.

Funnily enough, a lot of research tends to suggest that those with growth mindsets are both happier and more successful.


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sometimes it can be very chill worktask.
nah nah the beams bends/warp due to the heat when they are being cut from the bit steel sheet

Thank chu <3
! im glad to read that you are doing good.,
Ah nothing like a freshly mowed lawn,no?
aaw, the urge to study and get the license rises.

was it a cool computer chair?


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> I don't think we should shy away from human nature either because we 'should' try to become something more 'pure'. We may be vulgar creatures at times, but that's only a problem if it isn't controlled. I think there is more to be gained by harnessing our own nature and directing it rather than being ashamed of it.

I think that's essentially what Buddhism is actually all about though. I always thought it was about understanding that suffering we cause to ourselves and to others was the product of the very desires that are a part of our natures. And that the dharma or "the middle way" wasn't about pure denial of those desires, but more about mastering and redirecting them to be happier in our lives and better people to other people in the world.Like, the entire reason I thought it was called "the middle way" is because it's about moderation between total hedonism and total self denial, living life in a balanced way between the two extremes.


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Ah these are SO COOL!


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Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light?

How bout in the bright moon light?

How bout in the middle of the day?

Have you ever danced with a minor imp during a new moon?

Have you ever moshed with an archangel in a rave on molly?

Have you ever square danced with the devil down in Georgia after he stole Robert Johnsons soul?

Have you ever tangoed with an Ifrit in the light coming from Uranus?

Would you like to see George Wendt eating beans?


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No to all of these.


Bold of you to think my fat ass can dance.


So i finally put in my 2-weeks notice to goodwill! it was very liberating!

it was actually really funny, cause the manager that opened this morning is also on a 2-week notice, so when i gave her my notice, she just opened her eyes with a big smile and went "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO They are so SCREWED!" And proceeded to laugh like a banshee!

it made me feel pretty good tbh! i get the sense she was not very happy there either :PP

you got to yosemite? i'm jealous!

>hugs and kajis <3

well i live in colorado, so i've been to a LOT of natural places. Pike's Peak is just outside my window.

I've also been to tons of parks, pikes peak national park, rocky mountain national forest, the Collegiate Peaks, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, lots of small mountain towns like Leadville, Breckenridge, Vail, Fairplay (the town South Park is based off of, which resides in south park) etc. etc.

i've also been up to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, etc.

what's the best? hmm... i dunno! lots of good ones, and i don't know if i can just choose one. I will say one of my favorite memories was when i went to Glenwood Springs Caves, where we explored this deep cavern, and it was gorgeous! and at one point in the tour, they had us experience what the cavern is like without the lights, and it was pure darkness, and i don't know if i EVER felt that way before in my life!

hey hey!
>hugs and kajis <3

an officer of the law! thank you for your service ^^

aww but i do love our ally friends :))

i get that, and rightfully so, but i also am kinda glad we live in an era where it is more profitable to a company to embrace the pride stuff, even disenginuously, rather than completely ignoring or advocating against it. it shows how culturally we have come very far!

that being said, these companies need to get on nickleodeon's level! they are killing it this year!

like, look at this actual honest to god Blue's Clues video!

happy pride month groove!

>hugs and kajis <3

>huuuuuuuuugs and kajis <3

hey esh!

yes! and he wouldn't call me back. he said i was "too creepy"

>hugs and kajis <3

how's andrea tonight ^^

also happy pride!


Sometimes it's important to know when to leave.


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eeyup, and that time has come for me!

>hugs and kajis <3

i debated whether to stay or to go, and the more i thought about it, the more it made sense to leave.

i was tired after work every day, so it was difficult to get to my projects. i would often get stressed out, and i always felt like i was always one error away from getting let go anyways. it was not a fun time...

so now i'm going back to being my own boss <3

have you ever had one of those moments where you knew to leave?


For the past year.


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what's stoppin ya?


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A fuckin plague broke out when I was drafting my resignation and it didn't feel right to.


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ahhhh... right... that would put a damper on things ://

do you feel like you can do that now, or at least soon, since  things are cooling down a bit?


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you are a kind person, and i hope you treat yourself well before and after you quit ^^

>hugs and kajis <3

i must sleep! soo goodnight my friend!



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Bumbling crazy is what the world needs. Especially the loving kind of bumbling crazy.

It's a wonky tower and all I have to keep it from toppling over is silly string!

Man, stop poking holes in my excuses for not arranging social events that would probably be pleasurable for everyone involved!

Oh, do that! One of the dinnerdates could be you cooking too, that would be neat I'm sure!

I'm only used to poker with 4 suits, butq I guess it's a more fun version of poker because it has cockroaches and they are fun... Right?

I'll check them out on YouTube at some point this weekend.
A game I've been wanting to try is DnD... But I don't really know how to. I have been following the NADDPOD for... a long time at this point. Maybe I should just make a character for fun at some point.

I don't think I'm smart enough to outsmart my brain like that.. it basically has access to all the examples of me being horrible and it is doing a good job at keeping the evidence against that somewhere in the back of the filing cabinet.

Our itinerary was a bit too tight, but I guess we would have found that it was hard to find a campsite/room anyways then.

It's not a long drive. Love hiking in nature, I am slowly building a kit to do it more.

The pictures are nice, but it never really compares to reality!

Gratitude is hard...

Not all philosophy is "I think therefore I am"-levels..
Well, I mean, they aren't mutually exclusive, I think both can be useful.

I don't know, I'd like to just sit under a tree and help people who seek me out. I think Buddha had a pretty nice gig going.

I'm not really sure what a growth mindset entails.
Are they people who like gardening?

How heavy is a beam like that? Much too heavy to move by hand I imagine?

Yeah, it's nice to look at and it smells nice too!
I only now some parts. The rest I leave for nature to enjoy.

If you start more projects before finishing some of the ones you already have going I'm going to ride my motorbike to Sweden and bap you on the nose!

It was a pretty nice chair, yeah. It was called a Secret lab Titan I think? It was cloth instead of leather Which made it look more... Not so "GAMING!!!!"-like.

Jiggling could be interpreted as a dance?

Go you! You're definitely not a wuzzpuzz!

<pic related
If they are being NOT GAY they get reported, that's the rule!

I just dislike this "I'm a big multinational company but I love you. Anon"-marketing that seems so prevalent these days. But sure, it's an indicator for things being better than they used to be.

That's a lot of families! Nice to see.

Anyways, it's been a fun thread but I think I'm going to take a step back and lay off the replies for a bit.
Not because I don't love you guys. But because you deserve more than my scatterbrain can muster in-between other things atm.
Love you all, have a nice weekend!


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that depends. sometimes they are 6,12,25,35 mm thick beam, and be from 1 meter to like 6 meter long.

nature can be pretty like that at times

y..y..you better start fueling up the gas can since i might done it again ;-;
i know where there´s a kawasaki GPZ 750 cc that  a friend have maybe for sale

sounded like a nice chair then


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I'm not really going to claim to be an expert on Buddhism. But anyway I'm not personally into any kind of religion. I really don't want to start some religious debate tangent, but I don't believe that a healthy life outlook should be tied to some particular culture, mysticism or history.

If you find it personally interesting or though provoking I'm all for it and I do find it interesting in a casual sense. But personally I find better answers elsewhere.

A fixed mindset is the belief or focus on things that are predetermined or cannot be changed. For example believing that one's social class, IQ or natural talent might mean that they will never excel in a particular area. Think of how many people say "I'm not good at maths, or computers or art etc". Even the belief that one is good at something because they are naturally gifted is a fixed mindset.

A growth mindset is the belief that one is more in control of their own destiny. Regardless of where they find themselves in life they believe that through working hard and smart they can still achieve great things. It related to concepts like locus of control. An external locus of control is more or less the belief that one is the victim of their circumstance. The world is controlling them. An internal locus of control is the belief that one is able to control their own life. Again a lot of evidence points to people with an internal locus of control being happier and more successful.

This is why I dislike the whole 'suffering is inevitable and we must just accept it' attitude. Suffering is not inevitable if we choose to bounce back from setbacks and have hope for a longer term goal of whatever we want to achieve in life. We are not inherently suffering, we just 'are' our every day selves and whether we choose to interpret our situation as suffering, or pleasant, or temporarily suffering in the goal of reaching something pleasant is up to our own interpretation. Is the belief that one is suffering in anyway motivating or positive? Not to me. It pays to win and a good attitude only starts a positive feedback loop while a negative one starts a negative feedback loop (or technically a postive feedback loop in a negative direction).

I've been feeling pretty shit this week for multiple reasons. I'm not a paragon of the things I preach (quite the opposite but change is hard), but I do want to become better.


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You've seen so many cool places! I don't know half of them but I bet that list represents a lot of great experiences.

I've been in some caves as a kid before, but probably not like you described. Very cool!

I guess loving bumbling crazy is pretty alright!

Problem solving is basically my job so I have a tendency to do that kind of thing haha

Yeah, I'd love to cook for everyone!

Yep, exactly~

Maybe I'll start a ponyville DnD? I'm sure at least a few people would be into that. I bet Andrea would!

There is something to that. I was able to defeat myself in a sense, and considering the absolute disaster in my psyche that took some clever maneuvering. I don't know shit about you but i highly doubt you are even slightly horrible. But I guess it doesn't help if i am convinced, you have to convince yourself of that. Hope you figure out how!

Thanks for chatting anon! I'm literally always scatterbrain so I didn't mind, haha.


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oooh okay! that makes more sense XPP

it is, in fact it's so clear that most companies just throw a rainbow on their logo and call it a day. it's kinda painfully obvious. they can at least provide me some glitter COME ON!!!

so many nice families <3

oh yes! colorado is a natural wonderland as people call it. so you will never go wanting for a fun mountain experience. ^^

also, it's fun as a colorado native to see references in South Park that only people from Colorado would understand. It's like a local in joke on an otherwise massively known show XDD


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wuv <3


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The bit that gets me with the rainbow logo stuff is how the companies don't do it in countries where it isn't popular. I get that completely empty platitudes directed at whatever seems marketable is kindof the neolib company go-to strat, but when they make it so glaringly obvious how little they actually care, how they'd probably support ethnic cleansing if got more Chinese market share, well, it's a bit unnerving.


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I do feel, living in Europe that all this Pride month stuff and other things like Black history month, for now, stay mostly outside of here.


Yup. Only these weird internet zoomers bring it up and, I think I saw like 3 rainbow flags where they usually arent.
Thanks, reality checks.

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