mediapathic

Aug 16

Anonymous said: Romans 1:26-27. Sure the Old Testament Laws no longer apply, but the ban on homosexuality was reiterated in the Epistles of Paul and therefore still stand.

Yes, you’re right. Paul of Tarsus, the most sexually repressed and misogynistic character in the Bible, who pretty much single-handedly twisted the teachings of Christ in perpetuity into the oppressive power structure of the Catholic Church, didn’t like homosexuality. And if you are a literalist enough to believe that that equates to the teachings of Christ then I hope you never eat shrimp or get a haircut.

Aug 14

whiskypapawhisky:

I filed my tax ‘13-‘14 tax return a few weeks ago. Given the day-to-day management of a writing career is interesting to some people (esp. other writers), I thought this might interest some of you - how my income broke down for that tax year.
1: Editing. 2: Speaking. 3: Nonfiction: Journalism, essays, reviews. 4: Fiction: advances, royalties, sales of rights.
There’s not much I can offer in the way of commentary apart from the fact that slice 4 includes some oddities such as royalties for secondary broadcast of the BBC Radio adaptation of COWF which were too fiddly to separate out, but which don’t amount to much in the overall scheme of things. Also normally there’d be a slice for teaching but, by a quirk of fate, I didn’t do any for that tax year.

whiskypapawhisky:

I filed my tax ‘13-‘14 tax return a few weeks ago. Given the day-to-day management of a writing career is interesting to some people (esp. other writers), I thought this might interest some of you - how my income broke down for that tax year.

1: Editing. 2: Speaking. 3: Nonfiction: Journalism, essays, reviews. 4: Fiction: advances, royalties, sales of rights.

There’s not much I can offer in the way of commentary apart from the fact that slice 4 includes some oddities such as royalties for secondary broadcast of the BBC Radio adaptation of COWF which were too fiddly to separate out, but which don’t amount to much in the overall scheme of things. Also normally there’d be a slice for teaching but, by a quirk of fate, I didn’t do any for that tax year.

My shitty night just got a little better

Me: “Hey, can I see your shirt? Oh, hey, that’s a Baphomet. That’s pretty cool.”

Drunk Guy: “Yeah? I just bought it cause it was cool. So, what is this? Is it like Satanic or some shit?”

Me: “…”

Me: “Well, yes. But Baphomet is actually an ancient pre-Christian god representing the combination of masculine and feminine qualities. So basically you’re wearing a Gay Satan. Hail Gay Satan!”

Drunk Guy: “… ok, cool..?”

Aug 09

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Aug 01

liartownusa:

Oh Christ, It’s This Asshole Again


Me irl

liartownusa:

Oh Christ, It’s This Asshole Again

Me irl

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To the person who sent that last Anon: that’s the sort of thing I’ll happily answer one on one, but not in a public forum. Sorry.

Jul 31

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Ambient haptic information

You know the difference between the two short blips of Line and the extended drone of the twitter update. The SMS feels longer and heavier somehow than the IM. The knowledge is so peripheral that it’s not clear how much of it is subtle variations of speed and intensity of the tiny offset motor (how many degrees of control does the phone api give?) and how much of it is precognition. But really the only difference is one of battery life and lightspeed violation.

Jul 29

zandapheri:

please join me on ReaganBook, the new social networking site for patriots only!!! mark faceberg has decited to censorshiped me from posting in groups on his web site for a week so I am taking a stand and\making a stand and standing up for free speech so please add me asa friend only if you love the untitles states of amoriaca and capitalism more than anything else and even your very life itself!

The war was cold, but our hearts were colder

zandapheri:

please join me on ReaganBook, the new social networking site for patriots only!!! mark faceberg has decited to censorshiped me from posting in groups on his web site for a week so I am taking a stand and\making a stand and standing up for free speech so please add me asa friend only if you love the untitles states of amoriaca and capitalism more than anything else and even your very life itself!

The war was cold, but our hearts were colder

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Jul 28

uncensoredhijabii:

oh.

uncensoredhijabii:

oh.

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Deja Vu, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics. -

wolvensnothere:

So imagine that the universe IS a simulation, and that that simulation isn’t just a view-and-record but is more like god playing a really complex version of The SIMS. So complex, in fact, that it begins to exhibit reflectively epiphenomenal behaviours—that is,…