inarticulate enthusiasm and complaining - current enthusiasm: Good Omens, Doctor Who!

Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by vuatson, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    i have no blog and i must blog

    contains welding, fandom, rambling meta. all interaction is welcome!! talk to me about fandom things!!!!

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    I may occasionally quote myself and possibly other people here from other threads for the purpose of saving things so I don't forget them. Because I miss reblogging.
     
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  2. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Upside of concerta is it works real good, definitely better than adderall

    downside of concerta is i didn't notice I hadn't eaten breakfast until 1 pm, and then i didn't notice that the only thing i'd eaten today was a bowl of granola until 8:30 pm, and I didn't actually feel hungry either of those times
     
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  3. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    So this bloggette subforum looks real cool, a good site location that exists, it’s nice to finally have a Correct Spot to put a thread like this with lifetalk and fanbabble but not really any vent-type heavier stuff

    But I don’t know if I’ll be able to use this area to like chat and make friends and keep up with people’s personal threads like other folks do even now that it’s all set apart and i don’t have to worry that I A Stranger will accidentally read somebody’s private shit (which somehow feels weird to do here even though it’s not weird at all on tumblr)

    There’s just way too much of it! If I tried to keep up with every personal thread, or even just track like four or five, I’d instantly become overwhelmed. It seems like a lot of other people follow a lot of people’s threads and maintain a lot of different conversations and I just dgi. I wish there was a way to feed every new post in this subforum into a single thread that I could browse/backread like usual but... that would just be tumblr pretty much...

    Maybe I’m overthinking it and there’s no actual expectation to stay caught up on threads that you’ve conversed in, or maybe it’ll actually end up a lot easier than I think. Idk. I’ll just have to wait and see, what happens happens I guess
     
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  4. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Hey though as of today I have almost all my Christmas presents assembled! Just need to pick up a book tomorrow and make one more batch of granola. And wrap everything. And come up with clues.

    My family has a tradition of writing clues on the cards/tags of Christmas presents, more as an excuse to make bad puns than as actual hints, it’s my favorite Christmas tradition.
     
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  5. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    west of loathing on sale impulse purchase is go

    now i have motivation to get done all the stuff i need to do today lol
     
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  6. Acey

    Acey draw the line dividing laugh and scream

    i’ve been finding west of loathing really fun so far, i hope you enjoy!
     
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  7. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I love it so far! I’m playing a snake oiler named Wren and I picked the crazy horse and Susie for my pardner (and I know there’s no romancing in this game, but I can dream...). Currently fucking around collecting sidequests in dirtwater. The music is fantastic :D
     
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  8. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I accidentally 3 am but at least the area east of the mountains is almost 100% completed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I can’t decide whether I should take my cat to my parents’ house for Christmas (which she hates because car trip+unfamiliar location+Excessively Friendly Other Cat) or leave her here at the apartment for up to 5 days (which she hates because isolation and boredom). Both options will make her miserable :(

    Probably going to take her with because at least that way I can keep an eye on her. I’ll have to get another litterbox though because last trip she just went in my closet instead of leaving the room (and potentially encountering Other Cat). I love Beans to bits but she is a coward, a dumbass, and a cliche
     
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  10. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Today is my last day at this job and my favorite coworker got me flowers ;u; She’s a motherly 60-year-old Japanese woman, she is absolutely amazing and sweet and I’m going to miss her a lot
     
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  11. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    every single person in my house other than me has gotten an intestinal bug this week. My dad is already recovered but my mom and sibling are huddled upstairs in my parents' bed taking alternate trips to the bathroom. I'm keeping everyone supplied with salty lemon honey tea and candied ginger and also fearing for my Life
     
  12. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I was right to fear, spent the whole day lying on the bathroom floor. Life is suffering
     
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  13. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Quoting myself from offsite so I don’t lose these very important yugioh shipping thoughts

    imo Yuugi<>Jounouchi and Yuugi<>Atem are both serendipitous moirallegiances. If you look at the way Yuugi and Jou met and became friends, it’s nearly the platonic ideal of a pale meet-cute (complete with cheesy and incredibly romantic relationship-defining quote - “what you can show but you can’t see!”), and if it hadn’t been for Atem their pale romance would 100% have been the focus of the series. But Yuugi and Atem are on another level entirely - their entire mutual arc is about Yuugi quelling Atem’s violent urges and teaching him to be a better, more stable version of himself, while Atem protects Yuugi, raises him up, and gives him confidence and faith in his own strength. Plus the fact that they’re literally soulmates.

    Anyway in the Troll Yugioh fandom the biggest ship war is between the Yuugi<>Jou shippers and the Yuugi<>Atem shippers
     
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  14. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I should just start a yugioh thread
     
  15. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Thread OP is frankly shocked that so many non-homestucks gave this thread so much as a second glance. If I’d known I would have put a quick primer in my first post.

    <3 - flushed romance, matesprits, most similar to human romance but with a bit less emphasis on mutual emotional support since that’s what your moirail is supposed to do

    <> - pale romance, moirails, a nonsexual romantic relationship based on mutual support and protection. According to social norms, the “ideal” moirallegiance is supposed to involve the stronger, more violent, more socially privileged partner acting as a protector while the other partner soothes them and calms their violent urges, but in reality both parties usually end up doing both of those things. Moirails are also supposed to stop each other from doing dumb shit and talk each other down.

    <3< - pitch romance, kismeses. It’s not just hatefucking! Kismeses are supposed to be “particularly vitriolic rivals”, who compete with each other in some way. This allows for anything from bitter lifelong enemies to semi-friendly sports or work rivals to count as kismeses. Kismesitude should involve a certain level of respect - you’re supposed to <i>want</i> to compete with this person, to think they’re worth trying to beat instead of just kill. If someone does want to kill their kismesis, that’s an unhealthy relationship, and they probably need an auspistice!

    c3< - ashen romance, auspistices. When a kismesitude or even a non-romantic mutual hatred has gotten to the point where it presents a danger to the people involved and/or the people around them, one of their friends may get the urge to step in and meddle, and become their auspistice. The purpose of an auspisticism is to maintain the stability of the social group and protect the two people from each other. This is the hardest quadrant to define in human terms, but it’s pretty important for trolls since their species a) has a strong psychological and practical need for large social groups and b) is prone to violent rages, in general.
     
  16. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I spent the evening tending the fire and boiling down potash to make soap from the ashes of this year’s Yule log, which seems like an appropriate activity for New Years. Something new from the literal ashes of the old. After eleven I joined my sibling at a very small but nice party at a neighbor’s. It was pretty much just my family and my neighbor+her husband since everyone else had left due to threatening weather. Chatted, ate New Years potluck food, my neighbor dropped an inflated newspaper bag off a balcony at midnight since they don’t have a TV. The champagne was too sweet, but it was good. Spent a lot of the time there talking to my dad about adhd and the past. Snow and rain had been alternating for hours so it was a bit difficult to walk on the way out.

    Tomorrow I’m heading back down south to the apartment (finally returning my poor cat to her comfort zone) and a week later I start welding classes. I really hope this ends up being more than a brief thing that doesn’t interest me enough to get attached. I want to start doing something with my life. Making things is as good a start as I can think of. I’m going to learn how to reverse entropy with my own hands, take a bunch of metal scraps and turn them into anything I want.
     
  17. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I really LIKE "that time I got reincarnated as a slime"! It's fulfilled pretty much every hope which other isekai shows have failed to live up to for me? The main character Rimaru is a 40-year-old bisexual man (bit of an inference but listen he definitely blushes over the hot guys as well as the women), stuck in the body of either a slimeball or an androgynous blue-haired anime kid depending on his mood, leading a village of D&D monsters.

    His human form looks like his dead soulmate Shizue who he knew for about 3 days before the Ifrit whose possession she's been keeping at bay for like 50+ years finally overcame her strength, so Rimaru had to fight it to free her, but the battle caused her to finally succumb to old age SO her final request was for him to vore her so she could live on inside him forever AND that is why his human form looks like her! And I loved their relationship despite the fact that it was a heterosexual anime pairing involving the main character!!! It was well-written and good tragic and they formed a deep emotional connection in the short time they knew each other!!!!

    Also I love Shizue? She was a human from Earth too, but she wasn't reincarnated, she was summoned by the demon lord who let the Ifrit possess her. He made her serve him as a bound warrior for years but then a legendary hero, a woman whose name we don't know yet, fought her and freed her from his control and taught her to use magic and control the Ifrit's power. They traveled together for years and Shizue ABSOLUTELY was in love with the hero, but then the hero left for some reason (probably to go become an antagonist who we'll meet soon if my hunch is right), so Shizue traveled alone helping people and became known as a champion. Eventually she retired to teach at a school for people from Earth who ended up in this fantasyland, and when we meet her she's left the school and is looking for the man who summoned her so she can confront him one last time. She dies before she can, so Rimaru vows to find him for her. I LOVE her and if I have one complaint about the show it's that she died too early.

    And the rest of the show is this guy Rimaru meeting people and helping them and forming alliances - he starts out befriending an ancient dragon who was sealed under a mountain and he kind of marries him right after they meet? They took the same last name as a "sign of friendship" and that dragon sure looked like he had a crush. And then Rimaru vores him because that's the only way they can think of to break the seal, so the dragon has been hanging out in the metaphysical hammerspace inside Rimaru ever since. And then Rimaru wanders out into the world and accidentally becomes the leader of a goblin village, and then he defends the village from a pack of direwolves and THEY end up joining him too, and then through increasing shenanigans he brings some of the best dwarven craftsmen in the world to live there and help them build the village, and similar things keep happening, so his village is a brand new political entity in the area now! And he has to negotiate with other political leaders and form alliances against a growing threat and his end goal is to make a peaceful world! I LIKE him! He's an isekai protagonist and I LIKE him as a character and a person, it's a late christmas miracle

    this is a good show I'm glad I watched it finally
     
  18. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I absolutely should not be spending more money for a while but I can’t stop thinking about how I could own and play pokemon now, I have a 3DS, it is within my capability
     
  19. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    best thing about having the apartment to myself: tits out 24 sev
     
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  20. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    The best best best feeling is to get a new thing that is both practical and something I love. Something about the idea of work boots has made me incredibly happy since I was a kid - an article of clothing that is useful in many situations and will last for years. A companion item as much as a piece of clothing. They’re something you need for work that requires skill and fortitude - and now I am DOING that work and I HAVE those boots and it makes me very very happy. These boots are hot chocolate for my soul.
     
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