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What's an idea you have that should be an actual thing?
  • Something I have discussed before aside, a communication reform would be nice. The world of language is way too chaotic, with too many people who think their way of communicating should be universal and not enough people with that opinion questioning how they can change theirs in the name of efficiency/sufficiency.

  • Have you ever been punched in the face as an adult? What's the story?
  • I've never really been punched in the face even when I was a kid, unless you count protruding inanimate objects slamming into me. Isn't the head, which contains the skull, a rather unattractive spot to strike one's first move on?

  • There should be a law
  • Well yeah, that's what I meant. The minimum would be the "psychology"-used standard, and admittedly this is best measured by trained people, but it would consist of measuring one's social intake and outtake over time and making a ratio based on what is needed and something good enough to not be outdone, which itself can be called the starting point but becomes flexible in the details. This often comes to mind when I'm watching medical dramas and they have office party episodes. As for the last part, once the coffee shop becomes organizational enough (and mainly then), it would just need

  • People who started learning a second language, how has it made you aware how broken English is ?
  • I know a few languages, English not being the first one. But I too have learned that not only might English be broken, but so might my mental and cultural skills with it. Though I figure priority one is whether what I say follows grammatical rules. Political manifestos, which this place is all too familiar with, don't even have that, yet people seem to understand what they're saying if people are going around saying how wise they are.

  • There should be a law
  • Not everything that's a law is an agency. I don't have expertise in the jargon of law, but it would be defined as whatever amount of unfulfillment is sufficient for bad actors to take advantage of, as demonstrated by their practice of doing so. So maybe not "solid" but, like with other things, can be assessed/tweaked. I remember watching an interview with Leah Remini who said something along the lines of "cults" not growing out of what she refers to as stable societal environments. Relativistically, people can have at least a rough idea on what may qualify, even if not clear cut.

  • There should be a law
  • A foundational criteria for what qualifies as a need can be defined. We know this by virtue of the fact it can be talked about on a "psychological" level. It's the subjective gaps one might argue cannot be treated uniformly. That's where the system, which is there mainly to provide a starting point, may leave it up to culture. Which one might compare to wages. It's a starting point.

  • There should be a law

    I've definitely shared this concept or observation or whatever you want to call it before, but recent events have made me think of it again. I should clarify first that what I base this train of thought on isn't entirely something that clicks for me, something I might not get into expressing, but it definitely makes you or at least me wonder why the implications in the train of thought aren't considered, at least outside my occupation (since I'm in an occupation designed to work around the otherwise neglect of the concept), and I thought of running this by.

    Back in the old days, it was common for business people to pay their workers more honestly, as in based on what they thought the worker seemed to deserve. Often the workers would seem underwhelmed. Organized criminals would then step in and say "you'll get more out of us" and so that part of society grew. For some reason, the first thing within the mind of the people in charge, trying to assess everything, was "let's invent this thing, we might call it the minimum wage". Alrighty. So this side thinking, what do we think of it? Something happened, right?

    So here is where the train of thought works into the picture. Matters of monetization are just one arena up the sleeve of bad actors. A lot of people feel abruptly socially isolated. When this happens, instinct is often to seek out companions. Social life might be dead or people might be avoidant. Someone I know is in such a situation. Along comes what might be called a bad actor. To them, they might see a potential extension of themselves with freedom of minimal effort. And voila, someone new joins the "bad crowd" or "dysfunctional crowd".

    Watching this unfold myself, I think to myself. Places have a "minimum reference point" for the topic of exchange/payment/whatever the word is, so then what does the non-thinking come from to apply this thought to the whole isolation thing mentioned? Anyone here have people they know who were absorbed into a bad part of society when everything seemed dead and thought "well, it's not like anyone else was going to give them what they need"?

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    TIL the first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) was actually made after a book adaptation, which means Star Wars hype is technically literary-based in nature
    starwars.fandom.com Star Wars: A New Hope (novelization)

    Star Wars: A New Hope, formerly titled Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, is a Legends novel ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster and credited to George Lucas. It adapts the film of the same name, and it was based on the screenplay by Lucas. The novelization was first published on Novembe...

    Star Wars: A New Hope (novelization)
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    TIL Catwoman canonically has a sidekick
    batman.fandom.com Kitrina Falcone

    Kitrina Falcone or Catgirl, previously known as Kittyhawk, is the niece of Mario Falcone. Mario abused Kitrina mentally and physically due to her uniqueness. She became Catwoman's sidekick, after befriending Selina Kyle. The first Cat Girl was on the original 60s Batman TV show, years before Batman ...

    Kitrina Falcone
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    How is the prom experience for everyone?

    It's definitely hard to miss all the people where I live pulling out of driveways in dresses and people taking pictures across all the public areas, it really lets you know it's prom time.

    What's your experience with prom (or multiple proms if you went to others too)? How did everyone look? How was it celebrated? Was it good?

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    Scariest/creepiest production logo?

    When I was little, TV shows and movies apparently liked to make their production logos creepy. That logo that appeared either in the beginning of a VHS tape or DVD or in the end was enough to get some of us to not sneak out of our rooms at night and watch our favorite shows/movies. And as I grew older, I'd be confirmed of the fact I wasn't the only person caught off-guard, as there is a whole genre of discussion around it. Which one would strike the scariest vibes in you?

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    How old is the oldest building in the town you live in?

    To those from the Western hemisphere, it's always fascinating to hear that some homes and businesses from the times of the Greek philosophers still have inhabitants, and then you remember that the Western hemisphere is itself not without its own examples, for example some Mexican villages still have temples from the times of the Mayans.

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    Where do the rural homeless near you live?

    This seems to be something people don't always give second thought to. When people talk about the homeless, the first things thought about are images of people on busy city streets in rusty clothes waiting around near allies. In there, the answer is quite static, because it can be I guess. But if that's the case, change the setting and that changes too. In the places where I've lived, people often needed that mapped out. Where are they known in your rural locales?

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    What's the most peculiar place you've seen a bird make its nest?

    It's Autumn in the Southern hemisphere (Spring time in the Northern hemisphere), and I get fascinated by a lamp post near me that some birds have been using as a hand-me-down for a decade now.

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    Why doesn't the concept of national debt apply on a smaller level to individual cities?

    So the gist of national debt in my understanding is Nation A asks for aid of some kind from (or commits unintentional damages to) Nation B who later on deems Nation A owes them based on their interpretation of the ordeal, with varying layers of complexity.

    Cities do that to each other too, right? Why do we never hear of a town or city urging that another town or city owes them, whether they're both in the same country or not?

    And/or better yet, why doesn't national debt default on that kind of small level, where, instead of India saying "you owe us money, Israel", if all the money is coming from New Delhi and going to, say, Jerusalem, the mayor of New Delhi can just say to the mayor of Jerusalem "hey, get your billionaires to pay up"?

    I know cities are not as sovereign as countries, but they're still valid units, correct?

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    What does "brain fog" feel like to you?

    OMG, it's incredibly, profoundly difficult to talk about this.

    Here you have such a verbally unmatched phenomenon with so much of that weird colliding context and fluctuation in generic communicability that you might as well explain to a 2D entity how the third dimension works.

    It is a miracle I even was able to recognize it by name when I first came across it.

    In ancient times, it was said that the Persians would debate their ideas once sober and once under the influence in order to align clarity with perspective, and here you have this thing, which sees this and is like "hold my beer", fading in and out like old age, flickering the old internal lights without anyone's planned consent, and misguiding thought navigation.

    I cannot speak for everyone, but there are a number of us who will tell you they don't dare write fiction (or nonfiction?) if there isn't absolutely every reason to believe they're in the safe zone, mind's eye, verbal recall, and comprehension (including that of relevance, which already has a relative nature) be damned, further complicated by the "there are different kinds" which ranks it in the realm of "phases", "moodiness", and "DID alters" (my step-step-kids each can attest experience with one of those three).

    What does your own mind match it up with?

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    What happened to all the baddies you knew growing up?

    I don't know if this is something people say in other countries, but in my country, there's this common cliché or "wisdom" where adults will assure you that the people who picked on you in environments like school will universally develop lives of hardship later on, one way or another getting into mayhem.

    I asked my mother one day what happened to all those people growing up. I can sense she may have been sugar coating it, but she said something along the lines of "well, I waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, and became a teacher, and waited some more, and finally watched as my bullies had to go into retirement five years late, yay" (okay, not really like that, but it might as well have been).

    Yeah, common theme in my experience that what we hope for is never "that" set in stone. No matter where in the community (or even long-distance communicating) you knew them from, based on life, how much approximate correspondence do you associate with that mindset in the first paragraph?

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