The decrees of civilization:
The exalted and enduring crown
The throne of kingship
The exalted sceptre
The royal insignia
The exalted shrine
"Divine lady" (a priestly office)
Ishib (a priestly office)
Lumah (a priestly office)
Guda (a priestly office)
Descent into the nether world
Ascent from the nether world
Dougal Dixon stole paintings from Wayne Barlowe for a more mediocre product. What do you call it when a thief steals an item and uses it suboptimally?
"As a result, a number of Japanese miners fathered children with native Congolese women. However, most of the mixed-race infants resulting from these unions died, soon after birth. Multiple testimonies of local people suggest that the infants were poisoned by a Japanese lead physician and nurse working at the local mining hospital. Subsequently, the circumstances would have brought the miners shame as most of them already had families back in their native Japan"
The creolized food of Ugandan exiles in England. https://medium.com/afro-asian-visions/the-afro-asian-grocery-unpacking-stories-of-food-exile-and-community-b0d2634e9a19
@nindokag People even relate to characters from El Goonish shive, a comic about genderbending aliens. These characters don't have much complexity, but have a few idealized features that stand out, so kids with little experience drift towards them. They're pretty much bad for everyone.
I find that I've been leaning on other people way too much. My mom is going to work and will be employed soon, although she's still looking for a job. In the past, I both resented her control and influence over certain areas of my life and pleaded with her when I felt that I could not make it without her as someone to listen to my deepest fears and secrets. This pattern also extended to other people as well. Now, I must learn to deal with people on other terms or not deal with people at all.
@kureshii Scott Alexander wrote a pretty good story on the implications of the Generator. As it stands, _authoritarian_ states benefit because they can create surrealistic propaganda of Trump telling [insert country here] to go itself or of fleets of tanks, planes and boats that don't exist to boost national pride. On the other hand, democracies which rely on consensus truth instead of revealed truth are disturbed because they rely on(BS) consensus as opposed to outright lies directed from above
@vgr Maybe goods need to collect dust in order to ensure that we perceive them as being truly made using effort instead of just being magical toys that appear whenever we call for them. This goes into 'appreciating the maker' even if the maker is a large company which manufactured the item using CAD or whatever.
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