Would anybody here like to practice improv?
I've recently learned about discord and realized that the group voice chat is the perfect place to do some improv comedy online. I was really surprised it's not a thing yet, so I've made a server:
Come join us! You don't have to be good at this, English doesn't need to be your first language, socially awkward people are welcome! (I am one)
If you'd like to chat and make up some funny scenes - come have fun with us!
Just hear the great term "Narrative Basin of Attraction"
I.E. sex and violence are both narrative basins of attraction
"It might be a consequence of the hookup culture, of . . . economic pressures, of surging anxiety rates, of psychological frailty, of . . .antidepressant use, of . . . television, of . . . estrogens leaked by plastics, dropping testosterone levels, of digital porn, of . . . vibrator’s . . . of dating apps, of option paralysis, of helicopter parents . . . of smartphones . . . Name a modern blight, and someone . . . is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido."
Hot take: pretentiousness has an up-or-out trajectory. In young adulthood you either learn to stop taking yourself so seriously or become committed to being an unbearable ass.
The Wall Street Journal has become "Rich Kids of Instagram" for old people.
City folk, or anyone who grows up in a high density culture are used to and act at higher tempos than country folk.
Downside is a higher metabolic need for meaning. Like a sword thirsting for blood or a gun in a story that begs to be used.
“I/me” constructs are useful tools for ratcheting up tempo because at their core they can’t be satisfied. They provide a sense of north but isn’t “true” north.
“Original sin” glorifies a single direction so that the mind can be put on zombie autopilot.
Capsule Reviews Of Movies My Toddler Wanna Watch Over And Over: My Neighbor Totoro
There's never a scene where an adult disbelieves a kid that magical creatures live in the woods. Of COURSE there are forest spirits, the divine is just part of everyday life! It's a deeply Shinto worldview
Rewatching gives me nostalgia for when I got into anime, separate nostalgia for when I lived in rural Japan, AND it's about father-daughter relationships and now I'm sharing it with my daughter. So many FEELS!
Motivation overload is often a more stressful experience than motivation deficiency
I'm more spiritual than religious, y'know?
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I added another question to my little “Question Bank” today.
> How am I touching the world, and how is the world touching me?
It’s a question aimed at getting me to consider impact, but “touching” is used to emphasise the tactile and concrete form that impact, IMO, should come have.
Do you have any questions that you consistently ask yourself, either seriously or in a playful manner?
Whenever I see people who obviously work far harder than me (I’m in a 10-20h week I’d say, with a few big spike weeks in a year) but earn far less, I realize I have no clue how the economy works. Apparently I’m nearly an order of magnitude more valuable than an honest service worker working 40h/week at minimum wage.
Smart contracts are better off compared to Postgres db with stored procedures than distributed Rails/Django apps.
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.
If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.