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  1. OurJud

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    But air doesn’t show as ‘smoke’ otherwise we’d all breathe like dragons. I reckon she’s pulling your leg.
     
  2. J.T. Woody

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    Well then moms a mutant dragon :p

    Imagine its cold outside (lol) and you breathe and you see the little cloud that comes out of your mouth. Thats what it looks like when she does it, but at will. Not as much as what you'd see in cold weather, but enough to see something there and be weirded out/amazed
     
  3. Iain Aschendale

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    Seen in north Osaka.

    Because tea, deer, and "The Alley" go together like goldfish and lasers.

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  4. GraceLikePain

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    Lol, the deer is threatening you. It wants you to get tea....or else it'll get you in the alley.
     
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    As soon as I saw that deer it reminded me of something, I just couldn’t think what. And then it came to me!

     
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    I wish movie credits were more geared to helping the audience identify the characters. Don't tell me that:

    Mick..........Jason Smith
    Jennifer....Susan Jones
    Johnson....Tyrone Jackson

    Give me useful information:

    Blond surfer hero dude.....Jason Smith
    Girl who takes her shirt off in the opening credits....Susan Jones
    Badass Black Guy with eyepatch... Tyrone Jackson

    I'm never gonna remember the damn character names anyway.
     
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    I don't remember how or why, but I watched a vid titled "Bands that should probably disband" - or something like that - with a douche of a guy rambling on why each of the 7 bands he chose that disappointed him musically should call it quits. What an asshole. Just say thanks to the artists that at least once created something you enjoyed you ungrateful twat and stop fishing for likes by gossiping about their "demise" in your utterly pretentious musical knowledge blah. How fucking dishonorable and egotistical. There are a few bands that produced albums, their newest ones that don't speak to me so strongly, but shit man, I love these bands. They produced music and lots of it that kept me company for years and still do. I'll always root for them. I'll never blame them for anything they produce, furthermore take out the shovel and start digging in public. Furthermore, the comments... Oh, the comments. Like everyone of them was looking for an opportunity to attack. Vultures. Some people are soooo ignorant of what it takes to produce any kind of art, be it music or writing or anything.
     
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    Now that’s proper language! I just wish Americans would get it into their heads it’s not pronounced ‘twot’ ! Just remember next time you feel the need to use it, it rhymes with hat.
     
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    Fantano is the worst.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    While I love the internet, half of it makes me wonder just what the ever living eff is wrong with humanity.
     
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    GrahamLewis I alone am dull and stupid. Lao Tsu Contributor

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    Reading East is East by T. Corraghessan Boyle, and he has this description of a newbie writer at a writer's retreat, trying to sit down and write, to venture into what Boyle describes as "the misery of writing":

    "She dropped her satchel on the loveseat and confronted the ancient Olivetti portable [typewriter, this was written in 1990] that seemed to stare accusingly at her from the desk beneath the open window. It was still there. So was the page she'd been working on . . . . For a moment she fussed over the greedy, deep-throated pitcher plants she'd dug up in the swamp . . . then heated herself a cup of coffee on her hot plate, stepped outside half a dozen times to check on the progress of the storm, and finally, when the boredom threatened to shut down her mind, she settled down to work.

    "She tried. She did. But she just couldn't seem to concentrate . . . ."

    Sound familiar?
     
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    So, on Wed, 14 April 2021, I'm celebrating my Mercurian birthday. I'm gonna be turning 153 years old. Respect the old, kiddos!
    My next Martian birthday is on Wed, 19 Jan 2022, where I'm gonna be turning 20. I think it's in my best interest I moved there. I'd be more in synch with my innate circadian rhythm too. Hm... Things are starting to make sense...
    My Jovian birthday is just around the corner, only about 10 years and 9 months away, where I'm gonna be turning 4, while on Neptune Imma die a toddler. Not even 1 year old! I have a bad premonition I'm not gonna make it 'til 2149.
     
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    I found out that I have the same birthday* as Jessica Steinhauser, which is pretty random and cool.

    *the birthday I assigned to Iain Aschendale, which is slightly different from my own.
     
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    This nearly went in the TtAMbS thread, but I opted for this one instead.

    These don’t taste like I remember them as a kid.

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    I found two Jessicas and I'm assuming you're not talking about the potter. Or wait... are you? :supershock:
     
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    Probably not. I was thinking of the Mensa member.
     
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    I feel anxious for some bizarre reason...
     
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    In doing more of my family tree work, it appears that the grandfather of one of my g-g-g something grandfathers was one of the ministers who had parishioners tried in the Salem Witch Trials; it further appears he served as a character witness for all three of the accused, but to no avail, as they were hung as witches. At least he tried, I guess.
     
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    I sure hope none of those three bears a grudge.
     
  20. GraceLikePain

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    Have you ever wondered about how badly we mess up the word "psychic"? It should properly mean someone who reads other people's minds, but it's used in other ways too. There's the meaning where it's a psychological trickster who pretends to read minds, and that makes sense. But then it's also used for people who think they can tell the future, and also those who see over long distances. Those meanings correspond to seer and clairvoyant respectively, and yet nobody uses the proper words.

    Likewise the word "prophet". A prophet isn't necessarily someone who tells the future. It's someone who hears from God (or a god, I suppose). Thing is, God could speak about the future, present, or past, so it's not really about the time the message relates to, but where the message originates.

    I feel very strongly about words having useful, clear definitions. Yes, there are words with intentionally vague definitions ("humanoid", any word that ends in "-ish"), but words exist to explain meaning.
     
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    Personally I use it in the psychological sense, in which it simply means 'of the mind or mental energy', or more specifically 'of the psyche' (the parts studied in psychology). It was subsequently appropriated by New-Agers in it's now more well-known sense. But of course I accept that most people use it differently—using it 'correctly' puts me in a distinct and little-known minority.
     
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    Yes, you're right. That's the most blunt, literal meaning. Still not the word for someone telling the future, unless I guess you want to say telling the future is a psychic process.
     
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    But it has come to refer to ESP almost universally.
     
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    The opposite of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is Blueopens and the Negative-Three Pigeons.
     
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