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Is it possible that 1) you're looking at the global feed as your default or 2) the posts you're seeing on your feed are in multiple tags - one of which being one you follow?

That's interesting. forwardslash, mk, rob05c.

Usually, you'll see "#canada# has been used as a tag" under the search bar if any results showed up. As seen here.

You can always click the posts your search finds, then you'll be able to navigate to the tag themselves from there.

Here's the link to the tag itself. You'll see the "follow #canada" there.

Had the Black Keys on loop during the astronomy exam.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 6, 2017

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You can take the hubski out of the reddit, but not the reddit out of the hubski.


I have no shame.

Small bit of context before how they appeal to me will give a bit more insight. Over summers I tend to spend quality time with senior relative of mine in exchange for taking care of his grandchildren when he's no longer around. This past summer is when I marathoned them with him as a part of my 'education'. Through these movies I found many nuggets of where his "-ism's" came from. In some cases, I realized verbatim his life advice matched the script of a couple scenes in some instances (e.g. Tracy's description of what one can define love? I think. The "Your concerns are my concerns, we make each laugh, and we we have great sex."). Did realizing this color view both the movie, Woody, and my relative differently? Marginally. I mean, I would like to think thats not bad general advice for a relationship, and it's not like I already have role models for flourishing, lasting relationships/marriages (his being one of them).

So, aside from being on the younger end of my 20s, learning what I can from a man I love and respect dearly to pass on for his grandchildren to learn... This summer and the better part of last spring I had been "staring into the void" after a friend's suicide, and Woody's weirdly frank humor on the subject of nihilism/neurosis was something that took such shitty thoughts and took them out of me into literally the big screen (at some point). I found Woody's quirks leaning towards nihilism with occasional chimes on/at a we were both born into all the more relatable than movies I'm accustom.

With that, I can't say I agree with the function of relationships and, specifically, the nature and development of dynamics between the main characters in his works, period. But... as far as I'm concerned, these are merely means of Woody transmuting his life experience into an essence he's familiar with over the course of several movies - at least the ones I was presented with. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing his progression from something as coarse as Annie Hall to a more refined Match Point in so far as production, at minimum.

Edit: a lot of minor formatting and syntax corrections made.

No problem. :)

Edit: Worth it.

Haven't read any commentary on Allen since I had a mini-marathon of his works this summer, notably Annie Hall, Manhattan, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Match Point. Among other things, the author got to the root of what makes them connect to the viewer. A bit tangential, but

    The grown women in Manhattan are brittle and all too aware of death; they’re aware of every goddamn thing. A thinking woman is stuck—distanced from the body, from beauty, from life itself.

This alongside neurosis were ever-present in his themes. Frankly, each year he "puts out" a movie seems like he's attempting the same underlying story, polishing the narrative bit-by-bit.

Seconded on WWOOF'ing. A hard working frieend of mine from my synagogue fell in love with working with goats the last time she WWOOF'd between semesters. After either finishing up or taking a break form college, she's gone right back into the system on a new farm that she's been in contact locally. The system and choice it allows has got me considering it as an option out of graduation for a bit. Would be nice to use Taglit to get time on a kibbutz to compare the environments.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

As far as I'm concerned, we'll make for a great combo of skills then!

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

Ahhh, gotchya. Thanks for the clarification!

Right, it can get irritating, but the controls are way more intuitive. Whether that's better or worse... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

I have a head cannon build size increases exponentially with time played. By that metric, I'm still on a scale of "small". Other than that, I'd love to be a part of a large scale build.

Redstone is my jam. I think I've seen an mk post on some gnarly contraptions.

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I was expecting some sort of egregious article on Bennett Foddy. Glad that wasn't the case.

I don't know how his game 9 years ago would affect decisions to take a peak on what he has to offer now. It certainly doesn't compare to QWOP. Getting Over It is more polished and, from what I've seen, more enjoyable.

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