If it is a person, would be somewhere to report them to? They're using proxies (and going through even more effort to do that), but I don't expect someone who's doing this manually to be able to hide particularly well.
>>391745 The One Piece board is complete shit and almost dead, all it gets is a couple of posts of chapter discussion and then double that in shitposting each time a new chapter comes out but is dead the rest of the time.
Yeah, /op/ was pretty much dead on the old board. What activity was left could easily be left in a One Piece general. Same thing with /a/ and /mspa/ really. The pokemon board is right on the border, especially with the Hoenn remakes, but it can probably be handled with a general as well.
>>391778 The new boards won't stop the spam, but: 1) The mod panel is as fast as posting, whereas on the old board it could take minutes for a single post to be deleted/banned. 2) Janitors 3) Cloudflare has the ability to block IPs on a blacklist it already has, which (theoretically) greatly lowers the number of proxies/zombies the spammer will be able to use.
>decide to leave /baw/ forever because of the spam being too much for me >check old /cog/ a few days later >all new boards implemented >more janitors lol never mind then. Thanks secret/anonex/mods/new janitors/new mods.
PS I'm having a really hard time getting my shit together to move to a new city. Any tips from people who have done it before? Like what should I do first etc?
>finally ask that cute nerd girl from my RPG club I like if she'd like to do something this weekend >mfw she texts me back, asking "Is anybody else coming?" I can't tell if she's genuinely this naïve... in her defence, I didn't actually call it a date. She's shy as all get out, so I didn't want to spook her. I just sent her a text saying that I hadn't asked anyone else to come, and she just texted "Okay".
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY IS INTERACTING WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS SO HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD
Aaaaaaaaand she just asked if our going to a place together was "just friendly". I explained that I wanted to spend time with her, and joked that I understood how terrifying that could be. She seemed to take it in her stride, immediately changed the subject and when I went along with it told me she was going to bed (it seems to be her way of ending a conversation, which is fair enough given that it's almost 1 in the morning).
Damn it, I know she's new to this whole thing, but I don't want to soft-pedal so much that we're in this shitty awkward status quo that's just us tiptoeing around the fact that hey, maybe us making out in a few months time might not completely suck?
>>391959 You basically only have two decent options here.
1. Put your friendship first and do what you can to help her through the rough patch 2. Tell her that you feel bad for her, but your feelings for her make it too difficult for you to help in this matter.
Whatever you do, don't attempt to surreptitiously sabotage their relationship.
>>391963 I'm too much of an asshole to do anything surreptitiously and this other chick drives me nuts. If Option 2 stops working for the last year I've been trying to use it I'm gonna snap and tell her to just dump her and date me already. They both know it too. I'm not sure if she wants me to say that or if I'm just that arrogant.
>>391979 "The American youth" CAN'T FUCKING VOTE. If you mean the sub-25 group, consider the system they were raised in, then ask yourself who set that system up (hint: those that the prior generation put into power.) While I don't disagree that "the American youth" needs more political education, the amount they need is no greater than the American geriatric.
Sorry, I'm just get tired of the "Youth of today are corrupt/worthless/lazy" meme that has been going on for OVER 2000 YEARS. It's nothing more than the "current" generation trying to pass the blame for their own actions to the next generation; it probably also helps their conscience when those in the current generation realize how badly they fucked the next generation (and beyond.) "Well, it wasn't me that voted for the corrupt senator that spearheaded the bill to allow oil companies to just dump their oil wherever! It was those darn kids! They certainly can't blame me when they have to deal with those spills after I'm dead..."
Furthermore, some things--no matter how long someone talks about them or examples they can provide--cannot be taught but must be experienced before a person can truly know them. Political campaigns and their lies are one of those things, I think. Humanity cannot achieve great peace and equality until we are able to implant experience (or, more likely, have a machine that gives everyone a wide set of experiences, where years can be experienced in hours) so that true understanding of why certain things are bad stop being lost every two generations, then re-discovered the next.
Also, on the topic of people and politics, I'm always amused by the polls that give Congress a 9% approval rate. If you were to ask people if they approve of their own representative, it would be far higher. In fact, here's an article about it: http://www.gallup.com/poll/162362/americans-down-congress-own-representative.aspx It's a year old, and the number is 46% for their own representative, but that's still a huge jump over the then-approval-rate of 16% for Congress overall. A second group were first asked if they actually knew their rep's party/name, and if they did then were asked about approval. In this case, the approval rate jumped to 62%. Cause it's never my guy's fault, it's always the other guy's; there's no way I possibly voted for the wrong person...
tl;dr: Despite a 9% approval rate of Congress in general, America will go to the polls this fall an re-elect more than 70% of the House. And so we all deserve the government we elect.
I've stumbled upon the ability to commission from someone I think is a good artist (not heavy on details, smooth lines), and I know the content I want to have cum inflation w/ ahego, I just can't decide who should be in it. I don't have an OC, so it would be from an existing property. My current waifu is Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, but there's plenty of porn of her already so I want to get someone with less stuff out there. There's no limit on what character I choose by the artist, and my personal preference is someone who is outgoing, assertive, and/or courageous (essentially, someone who would take the lead in and love some rough sex), with a moderate rack at worst. Short hair is a bonus.
Anime, cartoons, comics, video games, all open. Any ideas?
My parents signed up for food stamps and since I don't have a job yet (literally just graduated) I have to work for them. Today was supposed to be the first day. I was supposed to start at 8. I went to the place I was supposed to go and no one was there. So that's great. I wasted gas driving there and then gas driving home. This sure is a good system, glad the communication is so strong.
Fuuuuuuuck. Recap: My folks bought a home 10 miles north to move into from Iowa, but then my dad got a job 20 miles south that includes a home. Initial plan was for me to live there until they could move in, but that's out now that he got the other job.
So they talked and would like me to rent the home at $300/mo (half what I currently pay), then get a roommate who would pay more (probably >$600) to cover the remainder of the monthly cost. Their main concern is having someone they know live there, rather than have it just be a rental property (though I think they could easily rent it out for short (~6 month) stints for 1.5x average rent) and I'm the only one they know in the area without a firm housing situation. In exchange for the cheap rent I would also play landlord, handling maintenance. While cutting my rent in half sounds nice, it will still be an extra $100/mo in gas, and then there are utilities. I haven't had to personally pay a utility bill in about 8 years, but the last time I did they totaled multiple-hundred a month. Even if I split utilities with said roommate (who I would have to first find), I might be in the same situation cost-wise. And then I'm further away from the cat shelter (the only thing I EVER do outside of work,) can't walk to work, and now have to take care of the home/property (at my current place I do jack squat in that regard.)
I would get a hell of a lot more space to myself, including a spot in the garage, but fuck this all sounds like a lot of work that might even cost me more money than I pay now. I'm still depressed as hell so any effort sounds wasted, then there are those benefits I'd be losing, plus I'm going on a trip next week and have stuff still to do for that and don't have time or interest to really think about this right now.
I think I'll predicate this on the possibility of getting a cat. If I can have a cat, I'll take the extra cost. My dad is horrifically allergic to cats and dogs now, but I don't know that he would visit often (if at all.) My mom's work is closer to there than the new jobhome, so in acclimate weather she'd crash there but doesn't have allergies, so that's fine. (She also wants a pet, but my dad can't handle it, so she might take mine as a surrogate.) They were talking about pulling up the carpet to make sure to get rid of the dog dander from the prior owner, but that likely won't happen now, and if it does in the future they can do it then (they want to use the home as a place to retire to, which is why they didn't back out of the deal.) All other things being the same, I think having a cat would make me a much happier person.
>>392082 You can still win if you manage to change the other person's opinion, but this so rare as to be mythical.
>>392096 Furthermore, average home rent for that area is $1100; I don't know my parents will be paying for their mortgage, but it's likely about the same, meaning I'd have to find someone who would pay $800/mo, at the least, to share it with me, and I don't know if that's realistic.
I work at a theme park and it was grad night for a nearby high school so I had a shift from 11pm to 6am. Just got off. I had made plans with a friend to get really lifted later today. I still plan on doing this, but now I will also add consumption of alcohol to te list. I'm meeting him at 5pm. I do not intend to sleep during the interim.
>>392097 After further consideration I accepted the offer. While the money is a wash, I realized that I would no longer be near a moderately-used rail line or local airport, decreasing noise during the night, and my room wouldn't get super hot during the summer. Balancing everything else, what I gain is worth far more than I lose.
Also, they agreed to me getting a cat. <3 Unfortunately, I'm way over budget this month thanks to a friend's wedding, so I won't be able to adopt until the fall, probably.
>>392124 Honestly I think those comments are hilarious.
Some loser was pissed off about being a loser and shot up his school. Happens all the time. The only reason MRA is getting brought up is because it's sort of a hot topic, it has as much to do with this as it does any other shooting.
I just hope this doesn't actually become some fucking gender wars issue, because I could see that angle actually developing into a big debate and I'm real sick of all that bs.
This line of thinking is getting way too common. The big problem, especially in America, is that people feel entitled to shit when they grow up expecting that it's something that's normal to have.
Kids nowadays watch TV and movies and they expect to walk into high school and make a dozen lifelong friends off the bat and go on a bunch of wonderful adventures, and that it'll be the happiest and most memorable time of their lives. They expect to go off to College and sleep with a new girl every week and party their asses off every weekend, downing $50 bottles solo and never getting hung over. They expect to leave college and walk into a stable, well paying job that they keep for the rest of their lives, meet "the girl of their dreams", settle down immediately, and all throughout these post-puberty fantasies they'll be validated and redeemed every step of the way.
Life isn't like that, though. That's TV shit. That isn't normal. Getting close to people is hard. Studying and doing you is hard. Making it is hard. Not having available arm-candy or honor or praises or a plucky group of Saved By The Bell besties doesn't make you an abnormal freak. It makes you one of literally billions of people whose life doesn't reflect the media.
Most people that believe this stuff point their anxiety inward, and hate themselves for not living up to what they think is normal, but people like the shooter are a bit different; Not only does their sense of self revolve around living up to this one narrow standard, but they're mad at the world for 'withholding' happiness. It's such a bad way to see things. It's like the only kinds of people in the world are the ones that either give you what you want, or are somehow malevolently keeping you from being happy.
>>392136 Reading his manifesto, he was super asocial. Tons of people tried to be friendly with him, but he was too embarrassed to deal with his own awkwardness and either avoided them or pushed them away. He even had a permavirgin friend that was super understanding, but he wrote him off as 'weak' for not getting as mad at the idea of other people having sex as he was.
The thing is, there are tons of people at his age in his position. The only thing that made him unique was his reaction to it. Most just live their lives, some get really sad, a few go on places like /r9k/ to vent.
He became angry at everyone around him and went around throwing drinks in people's faces and picking fights at parties.
Just making wild outrageous guesses on the internet, but I suspect this individual had a great deal of narcissism and an inability to really understand other people. I don't even mean his personality sucked, I mean the guy couldn't relate to others. He had the drive and the desire to be social, but the inability to comprehend what that even meant when in those situations.
I don't think this is a byproduct of an illusory 'Saved by the Bell' society. More than likely this is just an unfortunate example of mental illness. We barely understand the mind at all, when all is said and done, and knowing when somebody just has misunderstandings or is letting their ego dominate their ability to comprehend the world how it is, and when somebody just neurologically CAN'T grok the world as it is and how they relate to it, is a big fucking deal.
Up to now, all we've been able to really do is throw shit at the wall and see if it sticks to pacify and tranquilize potential problems with drugs. And if you were a member of the more socially upwardly mobile class, avoid the stigma of a pill popping regimen with expensive therapy, which is really just a method to get a high muckedy muck to vouch for your mental state for legal purposes. Where we're at now are the dark ages as far as mental health is concerned, and yes I am saying tossing lithium and side effect loaded drugs in the same boat as leeches, using mercury and bloodletting as treatment.
The biggest losers and victims here is that once again the issue of personal soverignty, innocent until proven guilty, gun rights and the proper respect for the mentally ill will come out. And society will flail around trying to solve the problem of how to handle a veritable bomb of an individual, weighing taking the toys away from the other kids against one or two of them misusing them and punishing everybody. And inevitably, the kids who don't want their toys taken away will oppose any and all attempts to make people guilty and unworthy until proven innocent, and either nothing will get done and we'll keep repeating this, or something will get done, the toys will be taken away from everyone and we'll still wind up with shit like this happening, because they're focusing on the wrong thing when searching for a solution.
There is only one proper course of action from here on out. We really, really need to finally finish mapping and understanding the brain, mental illness and how to determine problems and more importantly, definitive solutions. Only then, when we have the proper tools to identify, treat and neutralize these problems, and not the individuals or punish ALL of society, will we finally be able to properly deal with tragedies like this. Far as I can tell from the comfort of my armchair, this is the only workable solution.
Well, I finally went out with that cute girl from my rpg club. I hesitate to use the word "date", simply because I hesitated to use that word to her. We went to the local museum; a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon, even if we hardly spoke to each other when going round the galleries (I've really underestimated how introverted she is) but I made her laugh a few times. We had a nice chat afterwards over drinks... mostly about video games.
Now, here comes the difficult part; how do I actually ask her out? To be more specific, how do I phrase it? Remember, she's never gone on a date before, so she has no clue how this shit is supposed to work, or what hints to pick up on. I know I should take it cool, but I don't want to keep tiptoeing around this.
>>392140 >Text cute girl, ask her how her day went >mfw the other guy asked her out, so she's great Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyup. I guess it avoids that awkwardness I was hoping to avoid, but... yyyyyyyup.
>>392160 >mfw the other guy asked her out, so she's great
Maybe you should have asked her out for realsies? It's not rocket science or anything else that requires lots of thought. Ask her out, make it clear that it's a date, and that's it. If the woman says yes, well fine, go on the date. If she says no, move on with your life.
I'm going to be away from home for the next 5 nights and I'm already sad about it.
I don't know how I'm ever gonna be able to move away properly. Everyone I know doesn't like their family and it's so weird to me how perfectly fine they were moving away while I'm sitting here like "but I won't see my mom or my dad or my grandma whenever I want..."
I mean we can still talk on the phone but... it's not the same.
It's selling an app now, the Kickstarter is for making a web program that you don't need a tablet for, and also putting it in schools. It's also nearly triple funded less than three days in, though, so I wouldn't worry much about it.
>>392232 Realize depression is one of two things: 1.) An imbalance that causes an inability to stop feeling like shit. The cure is confiding with a doctor, pills, proper sleep patterns, fruits and vegetables, clean living, etc. 2.) An ego issue where you just need to get over the shit bringing you down. If you can't get over it and press on despite feeling depressed, stop feeling anything whatsoever and just be and do.
Part of being a man is knowing your feelings don't matter and of all the things that might get you help in this world, how you feel at any given time is not on the list.
Was a groomsman at my best friend's wedding, everything seemed to go very well. I'm happy for him.
But the entire event, especially the single slow dance I did--because they wanted the bridal party to do it--with a cute and apparently intelligent bridesmaid, is probably going throw me into a heavy bout of depression over the next few days. Physical human contact makes me incredibly uncomfortable, and the cute and the female just made it far worse. :|
Thankfully I'll be driving most of the next two days so it will have time to get most of it out of my system.
For the first time in a long time, every member of my team is in the good graces of our employers and I think we have a really good opportunity to gel even further. Here's to hoping nobody fucks it up.
It really is surprising how much it's positively affected my life though. I'm far less miserable and anxious about everything. It's still been a pretty good first step in un-fucking myself.
TIL Krissy Diggs, AKA That Chick With the Goggles, did some cam shows.
While Diggs is insanely hot, this depresses me a bit because it gives off this image of her life going to shit after leaving TGWTG and her art career never taking off. Didn't think it was real until I saw that photo of her in that purple corset on that Twitter link and on her regular Facebook. Looks like she stopped, though.
Maybe it's because all the people I follow are cool, but I haven't had any serious problem with Tumblr since joining this year. My Twitter feed has more heated discussions on race and sex from both sides, but even then it's nothing I can't handle. I rarely get opinionated though; save that for my professional writing.
>>392318 That is a plus, local job market is evaporating here. Looking elsewhere seeing if I can get hooked into a writing gig that I can then flip into animation down the road while I write books and maybe do a comic.
>Ordering three things from different places to be used in conjuction >Two of the three will be here next week >The last one, the one that is most necessary to use any of this, won't be here until the end of the month
>>392318 That's true. I was going to move to the city anyway since there's honestly a lot more job opportunities there than where I'm living now. I originally had a move date of around August, when the apartment I'm looking at is ready to move in to.
Now I have to stay in an extended stay hotel until I can get an apartment (like the one I applied for opens up or I find something better). I think that's what's making it so scary. If I had an apartment it would feel a little more normal.
Also I'm from a rural area so cities aren't the most natural thing in the world to me yet. Not like I'll be downtown but it's still really different.
In the middle of moving right after getting back from a wedding I didn't really enjoy (only went because it was my only friend's, and he asked me to be a groomsman). Lots of projects at work, all are well behind. Emotions are kind of all over the fucking place.
But the weekend of July 4th I should have a cat. Hopefully that will make everything worth it.
My parents have moved to the area, south of me. I actually don't care for this because, when we were separated by entire states, it was easy to excuse my absence at Christmas and what-not due to lack of travel funds. Now I don't have that excuse, so either 1) I'll have to go, or 2) I'll have to just flat out explain that I don't want to see them. My parents are good and kind people, but I have no interest in being around people simply for the sake of being around them--even my own family--and we have nothing in common. I'm an atheist, introverted nerd and they are religious, social outdoorspersons. At best I'm bored, at worst I have nothing to hold my attention and my mind will wander to dark places, leading to an episode of spiraling depression.
I'm moving a bit further north at the same time, but it's moving into my folk's future retirement home, so they have excuses to just pop in despite the distance. :|
I'm just posting this here because I don't really have anywhere else to post it.
If you feel like joining the French Foreign Legion you need to show up to the recruitment centers ready to go. Once you pass the gates you won't be able to contact anybody for at least 4 months.
You can present yourselves at Lille, Nantes or Strasbourg, where they will make you fill out papers then they will send you to Paris where you will spend about a week before being sent to Aubagne. Or you can go to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Perpignan or Toulouse, to fill out papers and be sent directly to Aubagne.
You can also show up at Paris or Aubagne directly. There they will take your stuff. Your identification, your bank cards, your pictures, anything related to who you are and may interest them in background checks and such. You get all of this back later on.
They will also confiscate certain things that you won't get back like sharp objects, food, drinks or condoms.
The papers you fill in will ask for who to contact in case of emergency, but your stuff will have already been confiscated, so remember an address and a number. Be honest about problems with the law if there's a record, because they will find out anyway. Medical on the other hand, if you had something 10 years ago but it doesn't bother you today and there are no visible scars, don't even mention it.
You will spend about a week with the same sweater and sweat pants in the winter or a t-shirt and shorts in the summer. You will pass a medical test, some IQ-like tests (number patterns, shape patterns and 3D), a first interview to put all that information you put on paper in the computer, a second about your motivation to join and of course a physical.
The physical consists of: - pull-ups, which you do as soon as you get to the recruitment center. Your arms need to be straight each time you go down or they won't count (people seem to have a hard time understanding that part) and your chin needs to go above the bar each time you go up. - luc leger (beep test) - rope climb - sit ups There are supposed to be minimums, but they seem to vary on the person's mood when he's testing you.
You'll be given stuff when you go to the training part of Aubagne but before that, you'll need: Socks (3 should be enough, you can wash them in the sink) Underwear (3 should be enough, you can wash them in the sink) Running shoes Cheap plastic flip flops, they're to wear in the showers, in case someone has some foot infection Razor, mandatory shaving every morning Watch Towel Soap Glasses if you need them
T-shirts can be useful, they'll give you a few clothes that you'll keep all week. t-shirt and shorts in the summer, sweater and sweat pants in the winter.
I might add more later, but I have to go right now.
>>392406 /pol/ is out of control. moot knows it too but now there's nothing that can be done. The community is too well established and will just migrate to /int/ again if he ever shuts it down.
I'm sure it started as a joke, but like all jokes on the internet someone crazy took it seriously and suddenly there was a community of people taking it seriously. Those who were in on the joke just reinforced it to the people who took it seriously.
What's more confusing is that some of their ideas contrast so much that legitimately taking them seriously has to be almost impossible but some people manage to do it.
Man, how do you hang out with dudes who just want girlfriends? I don't have one either, but I'm not exactly stressing about it. Maybe because I'm making other things happen in my life.
Just seems like I'm running into desperate dudes everywhere, which is kind of bad, because the last thing I want to hear is drunk late night whining about being alone. Damn, just have some fun, you fucks. The irony here is that some people would probably find the relationships they so desperately seek if they just toned down the thirst a bit.
I dunno, I'm just ranting. I've gotten over my own women problems and just want to build some buddy relationships, but I don't really want to do that with these people. And I don't know how to explain to them that being alone is not the end of the world. Especially when you're in your early to mid twenties. And also that being all sad sack-y isn't exactly turning you into a lady killer.
>>392434 >>392435 Yeah. It's my first time out on my own and I'm taking it hard. Like, really hard. I was actually having a hard time eating because I feel physically sick. I didn't realize homesickness could actually be a physical thing.
Talked to my cousin and she's letting me stay with her for a while. Her husband went through the exact same thing when he moved out the first time. He ended up moving home. I think he was the one who said I should stay with them because of that but anyway
Talked to my boyfriend who I'm going to be living with soon. He told me "Anon, would you rather live with your family for the rest of your life or live with me for the rest of your life?"
I know he didn't actually mean the "the rest of your life" part with regards to him... but he's right. I can't live at home forever, I need to try living on my own.
>>392439 Mental afflictions can often take on physical symptoms and homesickness is probably the "illness" most people experience, a combination of anxiety, some confusion, and longing. Many universities/colleges deal with this by having an "Orientation" week, which is usually a flurry of activity that is only marginally related to the student's education: the vast majority is for distracting them and working through the homesickness.
And that's the best way to deal with it, really. The feeling will subside as you become comfortable/confident in your new surroundings, but that amount of time can vary by person and little can move it along faster. The best thing to do is just throw yourself into activities; unpacking and setting up your new place should be first priority, but you can only do that for so long, so you want to look for clubs or sports or volunteer opportunities or even a part-time job that will keep your mind off of it.
>>392462 Eh. I don't think I could be in an open relationship, but it doesn't seem that alien to me or anything. Some people don't feel the need to be the only one in their partner's life, nor the need for their partner to be the only one in theirs. In a way, I admire the ability to not feel even the tiniest bit possessive about the person you love....even though I don't think I would be able to feel that way myself.
Some people have had so much sex over their lives that it's gotten downright banal. Therefore, it no longer elicits natural feelings of love and attachement toward the person they're having sex with, so it no longer matters who they are having sex with.
So apparently it takes roughly a third of a liter of tequila and a bottle of beer to finally get me satisfactorily drunk. I actually wish I was a full-blown lightweight. Booze is too expensive a habit for a broke-ass bitch, dammit.
Still not sure how to actually enter a thread... Ok, so mid- to east-Canada's been flooding for the last two days. Been raining and storming on and off for the last...May? I guess.
Thankfully, the worst we've had here is the shower down here backing up. Just now it's emptied and I have to clean it again.
Neighbours across from us, though. Poor people. They've been bailing out for the last hour. Tried to help getting water away from the outside walls, and ended up giving them our shop vac and an extension cord to try and hold back the tide.
>>392485 ...maybe they did it ironically? I mean, if an artist were to do this, it would be hailed as every bit as brilliant a post modernist commentary on copyright law as 4'33" was considered to be a commentary on the "musicality of silence" or whatever it was Cage was going for.
I don't understand it in much the same way as that other doesn't understand open relationships. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my body reacts to alcohol in much the same way it might react to other poisons: violently.
There's some people doing live music in the street in front of my apartment and they're so fucking bad, oh my God. I wish I was a cranky lady from some old ass comedy flick, so I could throw flower pots at them.
Why are they taking it? If its for some legitimate reason like making you pay rent or a fair share of bills or something, they probably have the right. If they're literally TAKING IT for no reason, and you're over the age of majority at wherever you live, it's plain stealing, in which case you should lawyer up.
>>392510 I pay rent, but not usually that much. It turned out they needed to pay for car troubles and they'll pay me back, but it would have been nice if they told me first. I'm certainly old enough to live on my own, but I don't make nearly enough with my current job.
I've seen so many worse things on 4chan but for some reason someone having to resort to fucking a puppet on a webcam to make money just makes me feel miserable, especially the part where she talks about people in her chat asking her to do really degrading things. Asking someone to fuck a puppet isn't something you do because you're horny, you do it because you're bored and you want to laugh at them for your entertainment.
She could have said no so there's that but that runs the risk of losing viewers and money. It also doesn't help that she sounds insanely lonely and she keeps talking about how lonely she is. She writes about it to the point where the puppet seems like her only friend.
>>392537 I don't think I would want to make a camgirl do things to live up to my fetishes, but as someone with some weird kinks, let me just say that I can totally believe that there are people who want to see women fucking puppets purely because it's sexy to them.
>>392543 Oh no, I'm sure there is! I'm not discounting the fact there are people who enjoy that. But the likelihood of them being in her room before she started making it public she fucked puppets seems kind of slim. Not impossible, but slim. Her bringing up that she would be asked to fuck whatever anyone could see in the apartment sort of enforces the fact it was someone asking out of boredom.
How do you tell a woman you work with that her asscrack sometimes shows when she bends over or crouches? I don't want her to think that I'm creeping on her, but at the same time, I think she might want to know that she's sometimes exposing herself to people in stores.
>>392546 Assuming you're male, your best bet is to see if there's a female you coworker you trust that would communicate it for you. If you tell her directly, no matter how seriously you're trying to be helpful, there's more than a good chance she'll take it wrong. Coming from a fellow female coworker (especially if she keeps your name out of it) it's more likely she'll take it as friendly help (assuming, of course, that she isn't doing that intentionally.)
Regarding people who have legitimate PTSD triggers and such, I get how the 4chan raid on Tumblr’s tagging system could have upset them and I feel bad for those people. 4chan pulled a dick move here in retaliation for a Tumblr ‘raid’ on 4chan, and that doesn’t deserve praise.
That said: all the Social Revenge Warriors and the people who use ‘triggers’ as an excuse to create hugboxes shoulda seen this coming, and they have only themselves to blame for it. (And this assumes that the initial 4chan ‘raid’ wasn’t an inside job intended to get the wasp hive riled up enough to attack Tumblr for shits and giggles.)
>>392554 Agreed. While 4chan is certainly not the good guy in this, the folks from tumblr were absolutely fucking naive. So filled were they with their Social Justice Warrior Spirit that they thought they could march upon 4chan and somehow plug the darkest public pit of the internet through sheer proclamation. This wasn't just poking the hornet's nest, this was walking into a Bear & Hornet Anger Management class, where everyone was day one, locking the door behind them, and saying that don't have the right to be angry because everyone is equal.
That they not only expected to win but didn't expect such a retaliation shows just how shit their understanding of the internet is, and likely the world at large.
I don't think you need a conspiracy theory about this being set up from the inside, as I completely expect the SJW tumblrs to have been so insular to their hugboxes that they thought they could prevail.
And you're wrong about war: There are thousands of corporations who win.
>I don't think you need a conspiracy theory about this being set up from the inside
No, see, I think someone could’ve created the original Shut Down 4chan tumblr as a way to rile up the Social Revenge Warriors, knowing full well they'd take the bait and run with it from there. I say ‘could’ve’ because there’s still a chance it’s legit (and if it is…yikes). It just seems too naïve even for Tumblr to think they could possibly ‘invade’ 4chan or even get it shut down via ‘invasion’.
>>392558 >It just seems too naïve even for Tumblr to think they could possibly ‘invade’ 4chan or even get it shut down via ‘invasion’. Twelve year olds have unrealistic expectations about their own importance and ability.
I am speaking of both /b/ and Tumblr when I make this statement.
Yeah, shutdown4chan.tumblr.com – that’s where the original #ShutDown4chan image came from. The hyperbole in that image (not to mention that it’s on a Tumblr named pretty much just to get attention from 4chan) makes me think the whole campaign started as a /b/tard’s attempt to have 4chan somehow attack Tumblr.
I had heard that they were trying to mess with the Homestuck fandom, and as a Homestuck fan I thought this sounded adorable and wanted to see what they had tried. I was disappointed. Either there was nothing on there at all or the trolls are indistinguishable from actual Homestuck fans. ...which is entirely possible, I'll admit.
Since it was bought by Yahoo! they've been trying to get rid of all the porn on it. The moment they changed it so that NSFW tumblrs wouldn't show up in search results, I knew they would eventually try to close down the rest and force other standards upon all users.
Hopefully the ones I follow (all porn) will know to jump ship sooner than later so I don't have to hunt them down when theirs gets turned off.
Livejournal still works, though I dunno if they block NSFW stuff beyond making them show up as (this post might contain blah blah blah) in friend feeds. Even if they do, I guess you could fork it since it's GPL licensed. Do you mind that it's owned and operated in Russia now?
There's also Diaspora, though that's more of a Facebook clone.
If you want to throw together a new system for whatever reason, I'd be happy to toss around technical and design ideas.
>>392611 I've read a report on how between 10%~15% of the total of tumblr accounts have been closed last year. While the article was mostly about how the sjw people has repelled a lot of users, it can be assumed that plenty of those closed blogs where nsfw as well. At this rate, tumblr will become a shell of it's former self. Or even worse, a myspace!
And since we're on the tumblr, I just heard that some people decided to organize a huge convention called DashCon, focused on tumblr users and their respective fandoms and shenanigans, with plenty of activities, panels, etc. But for what I'm seeing everywhere, specially on the DashCon tag, it can be resumed on this pic.
Wow so I had the most passionate, emotion-filled, best sex I've ever had, and I may have proposed during it. And she may have said yes. Imma get married. But not yet. We agreed it would be best to wait a bit. But I think I might be engaged.
>>392723 Man, I'm not going to say that you should never propose to someone early in the relationship--it's unwise most of the time, but it's not always the worst thing you can do. But proposing during sex? That is absolutely one of the worst things you can do.
>>392725 I appreciate the support Larry, you're a wonderful friend. We know we're moving too fast, we don't intend to actually get married for quite a while(having discussed it since, I don't even think we're officially engaged, just in agreement that we want to get married), but it uh, seems really inevitable. This is the realest deal either one of us has known. I dunno if I believe in soulmates, but I think she's inadvertently convincing me. >>392727 Well it wasn't a spur of the moment thing, I had been thinking about it for a while, that was just kinda when it came out. Same thing happened the first time I told her I loved her actually, it just kinda slipped out when I was telling her goodbye. That's kind of funny, I suck at waiting for the right moment.
>>392729 Just do me a favor and wait until you have doubts. And also, still do your best. This is a forever thing you're in. And you're the kind of person who will probably be in it forever, regardless.
>>392728 Uhh, sure I guess though he's very lazy, I can touch him and he doesn't move so I've been able been able to look her all over and she's not injured anywhere I can see and she's breathing just fine but seems very tired.
>>392738 Yes, marvel has sucked for a long time, thank you for pointing out the obvious.
Although this is supposed to be a permanent canon change which is somewhat worse. It's also confusing because we already have Thor girl, who is basically a girl with the power of Thor and wears almost the same damn costume as the new Thor. This is like Superman becoming a girl who looks exactly like Supergirl.
In other words, no fucking thanks.
>claiming to like comic books >not caring about canon >still liking marvel ishy gishy
Also ripping their cover art off a cosplay meme is ridiculous, Marvel has sunk to new lows.
>>392760 Pole would be hard to carry with you at all times; plus, if a shark comes at you, if you happen to notice you won't have time to bring the pole to bear while the shark is still at a good distance. The shark will be in close, perhaps already nom nom nom, and the knife will be easier to loose and bring about. Supposedly the gas insertion would cause it to release you so you can swim free.
>>392785 Don't focus on your personal likability, then, just on the things you actually believe you can offer. A resume is written to influence others to gain their favor in hiring choices, so much like an advertisement it must focus on the favorable.
>Both me and my mom think I should eat these peaches in the fridge already. >This morning, before she wakes up, I start slicing one up to put in my cereal. >Oh look, a hollow part in it. But why? Let me get some better light so I can see. >Congratulations, your peach comes with a free cocoon or nursery tent of some sort! Yeah, I think I'll try to avoid eating fruit by just biting right into it in the future. Always seemed tastier like that anyway.
>went out tonight to see bf's brother's band headlining a show >hanging around watching the other bands >one was really terrible so we took a seat until they finished >see people who I vaguely knew in high school walk in >lol weird but not entirely unexpected >they get drinks and take a seat >by now we're back on the floor >glance at people to see if it's really them >make eye contact but quickly look away >it is, lean in and tell boyfriend about it >look back, they're already gone, drinks still unfinished on the table
>I think I deserve a pretty girlfriend because of all the ugly girls I've dealt with in life. >If I had a hot girlfriend, I'd be more likely to get into shape.
all of my wat
These are paraphrased quotes from some dude I know. I don't even know where to begin. This is coming from some dude who thinks he's ugly and wants a pretty girlfriend. He complains that ugly girls (at least ones in his own anecdotal experience) have bad personalities yet he wants a pretty girlfriend and think that he "deserves" one. And don't even get me on the subject of thinking you're entitled to a significant other. He also wants a girl that takes care of her appearance, but won't head out to the gym to take care of his own.
I just...what. Do I take this acquaintance to the side and school him on not being a loser dumbass or do I let him live and learn?
Your fortune: You will meet a dark handsome stranger
Bar exam tomorrow. Pray/offer sacrifices/think good thoughts for me. This is my Sorcerer's Ordeal, folks, and like the Ordeal, half of those entering will perish have to pay out the ass to take it again in February. And the fun part is, I won't even know how I did until November.
Did you know that there was a Friends game released on the PS2? Did you know the official website is still active? Did you know that even in the year 2005 jpeg artifacts and embedded midis were unprofessional as hell?
Your fortune: You will meet a dark handsome stranger
>>392864 Doubt it. He's got a crazy case of hypocrisy going on here, but maybe he just doesn't realize it...as blatantly obvious as it is.
>>392865 I should. Part of me feels like a woman he's attracted to needs to wreck him, but I dunno. Maybe he'd understand how dumb he is if I explained some obsessive woman thinking she deserves a boyfriend?
Just tell him that he doesn't deserve shit – including the company of another person – just for existing, and if he continues to believe otherwise, prove your words true by dropping his ass from your life as best you can.
You don’t need toxic motherfuckers like that in your life.
The way society has deemed anyone attracted to girls under 18 as pedophiles, and then labels them all child molesters, is pretty disgusting. Pedophile means being attracted to pre-pubescent children. 14-17 does not fall in that category. The fact that 14 is legal in a lot of countries (namely Japan) and that 16 is legal in most, means that being attracted to someone of that age is a normal human behavior. Now, is it wrong to have sex at the age of 14? Probably. But dating? I really, truly don't think so.
>>392906 >The fact that 14 is legal in a lot of countries (namely Japan) This is a misconception. While it is true that the NATIONAL age of consent in Japan is only 13, you should keep in mind that in the United States, there isn't a national age of consent at all--that doesn't mean fucking 8 year olds is "legal in America." Like the US, Japan mostly handles those matters at a state (or in Japan's case, prefecture) level, and the average age of consent is pretty much the same as America's and the rest of the world--somewhere between 16 and 18.
>>392908 >there isn't a national age of consent at all US Federal age of consent appears to be 16: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2243 States can and do have higher, and the federal statute only kicks in when something crosses state lines or in federally-controlled areas (prison, maritime jurisdiction, etc.)
Though I thought it was 18, but can't find anything firm for that number. Also I need to scrub my search history now.
>in relay team, got past zone level >be first runner >only five teams show up >even if we lose, we still get fifth place! >run first hundred >didn't pass the baton >disqualified I feel like a Managan...
The worst thing, to me, is when you're best friends with a girl, like seriously best friends, and yet she has a boyfriend, her ACTUAL best friend. And yet at the same time, you really like her and wish that was you instead. You're single and she's not.
I'm not trying to be the "nice guy" who complains about being in the friend zone, but do you know how lonely it feels to play second fiddle to someone else? For them to be your best friend, but you're not theirs? For them to tell their significant other things that they'd never tell you even though since you're the closest person to them, you'd tell them things you wouldn't tell anyone else?
It's infuriating. Like, mentally I don't know how people handle shit like that. I certainly can't.
>>392975 Your mistake is in investing this much emotion into a person you've never even kissed. If you're out of high school, you should be old enough to realize that love doesn't work like that, where you fall in love with someone you've never been in a relationship with. What you are feeling is lust, and fascination--probably complicated by a scarcity mentality, that you don't have many options to choose from in terms of romantic partners. It should not HURT to be friends with someone, because you should not be under the impression that someone you've never been on a date with is the best possible match for you.
If you have a strong attraction to someone and they are available, make a move. If they are not available, or not interested, then there are more than three billion other people out there who might be--maybe more like six billion, if you're bi. And MANY of them are going to be just as attractive to you--both physically and personally--as this person. Being turned down by someone you're attracted to is just a setback, not a tragedy. Don't make the mistake of building up a crush into anything more than that--that's what makes it hurt when it falls through. Not the rejection itself.
>>392975 >Like, mentally I don't know how people handle shit like that.
You can either continue to be her friend (and not be weird about it), or drop the friendship if you can't handle it. No use in making yourself (and her and her boyfriend) miserable because you're pining over her.
Alternatively, go find another woman to try to court.
Trying to chart how I became such an emotional wreck all the time. Results indicate I've always been this way and instead of emotional control I just hid it better before. Will go back to doing that, I guess.
On anything but a tablet or mobile device, IT IS!!!
I had to get an emergency computer for the bar, it had windows 8, and goddamn if it wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen!Switching between programs (sorry, "apps") is cumbersome, continuous typing and document editing is impossible without randomly bringing up wonky menus you can't easily escape from, you need to buy a custom $5 program to have your old start button back!
>Parents lose house about 2 years ago >Must find place to store things >Some of the things are stored in aunt and uncle's house >Can't do anything about the stuff because the new apartment is tiny and there isn't much space to put anything >Mom goes over to their house to recover some of the things >Aunt and uncle sold a bunch of the shit >Without even bothering to tell us >Not even a phone call >On top of that, the money earned from the sales was not offered to my parents despite the fact that they are not well off financially right now
This is some next-level fuckery. I can understand selling the shit because it was taking up space (I really do), but to do so without saying anything about it? And to not even offer my (literally poor) parents a single dime from the shit that belonged to them?