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Writer by trade. I makes da words purdy.

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Superorganism is just pure fun and happiness. Like Brian Eno and Mark Mothersbaugh for the Millennial generation.

Their web site also makes my eyes hurts so bad, and at the same time makes me feel all tingly for the early web...

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

I keep thinking I'd like to go back to New Vegas again (due to the new backwards-compatibility of the XBox One), but I'm not done with 4 yet. In fact, just started over with a new character, after downloading a bunch of add-ons. My main companion is now a robot named Ada.

The Flame In The Flood sounds interesting! What a clever idea... I might try that out...

I also have played a bit of Sea of Thieves, but I don't really get it yet. Just sail around until I happen to hit a rock and hole the hull, or someone finds me and shoots me. But the sailing part is fun... I like checking the wind direction, setting the sail length and angle... and trying to park next to islands, or do fancy shit like swooshing in a circle around an island. It's fun. But there are Other People playing, and they are generally assholes.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

No. I'm not that tough. I just start the game and play it on whatever mode it starts at. Probably "Kindergarten", or something.

Not even sure I'd know which menu to go to, to change the difficulty!

Kim is so fucking cagey.

Step 1: Be all smiley and fun and positive, and agree to everything.

Step 2: Wait until foreign leaders start taking their celebratory laps and patting each other on the back.

Step 3: Cancel everything and take a step back.

NOW who owns the conversation, motherfuckers?

NOW who holds the reins?

NOW who is going to ask for everything AND the kitchen sink, and get it?

Trump (et al) outmaneuvered yet again.

And if you are a Seattleite, then Tom Robbins pretty much nailed it.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 16, 2018

FINALLY got my Charisma up to LVL6 so I could set up trade routes between my settlements. It took a long time because I didn't notice that I could put points into my base stats, and not just toward special skills. Duh.

Upgraded my robot companion, but her friends are a supreme pain in the ass, and just show up randomly over a hill when I am least expecting/prepared for them. And they are frantic, frenetic fighters. No time to think, switch weapons, etc. Just unload with whatever happens to be in my hand and run backwards, looking for cover.


The sun is out in Seattle for the first time in 8 months.

We do dreary winter here, but this one was particularly epic. The break is really nice.

Had a picnic in a park.

Life is good.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Paralyzed.

Honestly, there is no "right" or "good" answer to your situation. I'm glad you had the counseling session, and discussed all the options. You have both done the due diligence together, and gone to your own corners to think about all this information.

I've got nothing else to offer here, so I'll just quietly step out of the room now...

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Paralyzed.

Thirty years ago my girlfriend got pregnant. We decided to get an abortion.

The guy gets over it and moves on.

The woman does not.

I have numerous female friends who have had abortions. None of them regret it. But no matter how long ago it was, they all still "feel" it very much today. It is always present for them.

It's best to think of an abortion not like a medical procedure, but as a psychological one. Like therapy. It will change a person, and forever inform who they are, to themselves.

You are in a tough place, no doubt about it.

The only thing I can offer is this: The problem/issue/decision is over there, on the other side of the fence. You and Sarah are standing side by side looking over the fence at the problem/issue over there. Make sure you are ALWAYS in this stance... side by side together, addressing the problem. It is not HER problem. It is not YOUR problem.

And if it ever gets to "me vs you", break out of the moment, and role play. Switch roles. Argue the other person's side. This will help re-level the field, and get you both on the same page again.

Good luck.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: News vs Opinion

Good point.

I don't see either the WSJ or Economist (to which I have been a subscriber for almost 20 years?), as "Conservative".

But that is because American Republicans have pulled the word "Conservative" so far to the right that it is now equivalent to "cognitively dissonant/insane/borderline psychotic".

I was always more conservative than the "lefties", and was pretty happy with the Clintonian co-opting of republican programs. But it probably also made for bitter Republicans, which led to the loonies bearing the red R of shame today.

Fuck anyone that calls themselves a Republican today.

Honestly, the entire article is pointless. They could have edited it down to the last two sentences, and the point would have been made.

A writer writing to see his own writing.

The FUBAR, or - more correctly - a wrecking hammer. This is the hammer for the apocalypse. If you ever need to do any construction or demolition work, or, really, any hammer-work at all that isn't driving nails, this thing is the BOMB.

The Fender P/Jazz Bass, despite being the original bass guitar, is still the best all-around bass guitar ever made. While other basses are more expensive, more specialized, or funny-shaped, the Fender P-Bass/Jazz Bass is simply the perfect balance to play absolutely anything. (The differences between the P and the Jazz bass are minor, and only of interest to bass players.) From Sid Vicious, to Dee Dee Ramone, to Jaco Pastorius, to Geddy Lee, to Billy Sheehan, to the March Fourth Marching Band, bass players rely on the flexible tone, incredible reliability, and pure simplicity of the Fender P and Jazz basses.

Finally, a vasectomy. Best medical decision I ever made. (No... you can google the image yourself! I'm not gonna make you look at that.)

Samuel L. Jackson voice: "Say 'literally' one more goddamn time!"


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