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. Ribbonfarm reader & full time UX/UI designer living in the Hudson Valley of NY. Born early 80's.

. Punk rock, the gamut of nerd pop culture (fantasy, video games, anime, etc), and a fascination with philosophy and the humanities.

. a living series of struggling aspirations, most recently a poet.

. a medical anomaly, full of feedback-looping artificial organs (endocrine + cardiac)










I really liked this little essay:

thecreativeindependent.com/wee

(although it is a pity that you cannot copy the text, because it's all images :/)

Some inktober drawings 

Kavanaugh 

I can't tell if I'm simply out of things to say, or not competent enough to say the things I still want to say, or whether there is any difference between the two 🤔

Will there eventually be a time when large companies’ keynotes at internal presentations are dominated by some other kind of analogy than Football?

Like, video game analogies maybe?

Okay, too many of you idiots have been getting tomb-cursed and I'm sick of all the moaning on main about "oh, the sand bugs, they eating me" and "oh, I wander a hell of ancestors and drown in the Nile when I blink"

I am putting this orange cone RIGHT in front of the pyramid. It is now OUT OF ORDER.

Now start RESPECTING the ORANGE CONE.

I dont think I've ever heard a man apologize for anything without sounding like Carter Burke in Aliens.

"It was a bad call, Ripley, ok"

CW: Glitch/unreality 

@miksimum Plausible. Since I don't have a better theory, I'll go with yours.

But... is their plan to come forward publicly after the admin collapses and say "Yes, that was me who wrote that op-ed, I am an unsung hero, vote for me?"

I... somehow don't think that's going to work out well for them, if so.

#Poetry 

Social media-ing, note to self 

Self promotion, #poetry 

Self promotion, #poetry 

When I look to a forum to get me through a hard spot in a game, I swear --

Halfway down the 2nd page, there's always one guy who's fuming about how this part "proves how much this game sucks" and is clear evidence of total incompetence in game design

In these posts, I can always hear my own id, the pissy way it sounds after I throw down my controller and give up for the night

They usually bring a little bit of amusement to my night

(redo)

. Ribbonfarm reader & full time UX/UI designer living in the Hudson Valley of NY. Born early 80's.

. Punk rock, the gamut of nerd pop culture (fantasy, video games, anime, etc), and a fascination with philosophy and the humanities.

. a living series of struggling aspirations, most recently a poet.

. a medical anomaly, full of feedback-looping artificial organs (endocrine + cardiac)










I would like to coin the phrase "Fantasy protagonist fallacy".

It's the belief that a sufficient amount of trudging across the map, fighting random encounters, solving riddles, enduring suffering, and demonstrating virtue will inevitably add up, somehow, someday, to "saving the world".

It's similar to the "clueless" behavior from @vgr 's Gervais posts.

All the fantasy novels and JRPGs I consumed as a kid drilled this into me and I had to unlearn it.

I should write a blog post

"Other experts, asked to review the findings, called them credible, rigorous — and disturbing. The study bolstered a growing body of research, they said, finding that social media scrambles users’ perceptions of outsiders, of reality, even of right and wrong." #facebook #ethics

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