@Red It's weird how much "I'm almost going to strangle you to death" is a huge trope right now. I guess partly because it is "bloodless" violence it's easier to get through ratings? Partly because it's the "easiest of stunts"?
I was questioning it about The Expanse which really used it a lot, but there it also sort of made thematic sense with the importance of air, but now I notice I see it everywhere and that's weird.
Barry had an interesting meta use of it.
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@larrydavis Yes. The answer to "did everyone forget X about Eddington?" is always Yes. As @taweret points out, Eddington is a member of the species known as the "Silence". No one remembers Eddington outside of episodes he is in, nor do they remember he is in more than one and they form sort of an arc.
Eddington who? What are we talking about?
@taweret I still blame SGU getting canceled for my watching far too many seasons of that "Disney Cosplay Hour" (because I wanted to see more of Dr. Rush's character and figured maybe a Stargate might show up at any time), and I blame OUAT for watching as much as I did of the much worse "Batman Cosplay Hour" that was Gotham (because I'm an idiot and Hulu happily autoplayed from one to the other).
@highlandwolland @taweret It was so weird because it really did flip-flop most of the stuff from the other show, the writing was better and seemed to almost have an idea where it was going, the cast was worse but they were having a lot more fun, the production value was worse. It lasted only one season and ended on a cliffhanger that almost had you wanting more, where the other show should have only had one season and left you wanting less by the end.
@taweret Hey, Speed Force may be a cop, but at least it is not the Negative Force
Also, I don't know how apocryphal it is, but I was under the impression Superman can access the speed force with a ton of effort/threat of death. I thought that was the comics canon explanation for Superman II type events where he speeds fast enough to reverse time; just ordinary speed force time travel he learned from the Flash.
@taweret People don't realize how fast and far fur suit technology has advanced in Boomer lifetimes. I do not believe this to be a coincidence. The first real Furry generation?
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@nolan I saw the postinstall logs and thought good for them, I'd heard they were struggling.
It's not a fully formed solution idea yet, but I was thinking about the need for a stronger software Union / Guild for helping with overall industry ethics. A focus on unionizing FLOSS developers to start with actually makes a sort of sense. Would be funny to build such a union virally in an open source license. Companies would hate it.
@Red @root I heard Khaleesi Smith is angry that Daenerys Jones wants to be called Khaleesi because that's what everyone called her at her old school, but it's K. Smith's *real* name, and Daenerys "Breaker of Chains" Cooper is teasing D. Jones she'll just have to settle for "Mother of Dragons" which no one currently wants.
@dreamsofcheese He sold out to be Target's Halloween Fursona, and then I think Target for bored with him and presumably violently murdered him with sporting goods
@Red Hmm, I know Discord Nitro (or Nitro Classic) makes it possible to use custom Emoji across servers, but I'd definitely p pay for it if it also dumped all those Emoji into my Mastodon instance for me 🤔
For its tenth anniversary (!), early Kickstarter "Kind of Bloop" was posted free on its website. Its an "8-bit" cover album of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue that sparked some legal controversy so this is the first it has been available since that KS. I backed it, the album is great. If you like jazz and beeps and bloops, it does everything advertised.
@nolan Oops, I did not mean to disparage the effort that had gone in so far. Just the usual surprise that I thought it was an option already, as many of the low level loaders changed to support it already. I had been meaning to try it when I had a chance, but hadn't realized what state it was currently in.
@nolan Better webpack support for this seems like the big blocker. I'm surprised how many issues are still outstanding on it, as I thought it was something webpack was prioritizing months ago.
@NormalPopsicle @Red From what I saw, he just needed to find one instance where the admins spoke English as a first language and/or weren't dipshit "security experts" that were neither (but were TERFs). From what I've seen, Red might be just the sort of admin Wil needed. Maybe if Red did make a personal invite we might indeed see the communist enby furry side of Wil show up in the Fediverse.
@taweret I'd like to note that the Founders tend to favor Vorta of opposite gender to their preferred form. They serve the Founders in all ways. They serve at the pleasure of the Founders.
Professional software developer. Unsuccessful nonfailure writer and game designer.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.