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fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

Reading a long book in a few days and then coming back to face reality after after it ends is probably the closest we can experience to a time-traveller who has just returned from a journey that lasted for years back to his time where everything looks like they've just left.


fallow reblogged mcatnip
babushka -

knowyourmeme is blocked in my country.

Im.


mcatnip -

russians are not allowed to know their memes

[shrug emoticon that gets messed up because it has two _ symbols in it]


babushka -

this 'memes are illegal in russia' phrase that i kept seeing on tumblr in all seriousness is true after all...


mcatnip -

only foreign memes are illegal, they're trying to stimulate Russian Meme Economy

you're only allowed to look at cats and мышь(кродеться)


fallow reblogged babushka
synthesystem -

Tell me to fight someone bear handed? No way, lose immediately. But give me any sort of object that could possibly be used as a weapon? Let em' at me.


babushka -

im pretty sure having bears for hands gives you immediate advantage


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

anyway im kinda tired of thinking im the bad person tbh. im not the worst, i've certainly brightened some lives, even if for a brief moment. im okay.


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babushka -

someone: oh, you're a programmer? why?

other programmer: you see... in modern world, the machine is the future. and i am the one making it. think about it! this profession is both technical and creative. i self-actualize through my code. im working magic none of you can undestand

me:

@fallow sorry for turning you into a meme hope you don't mind


fallow -

im honored


fallow reblogged chicory
autiestella -

one thing stella not understand
when post is supportive & inclusive, & someone (sometime even OP) say "share to make bigot angry"

stella hope if someone accept her as autie, is not to "make ableist angry," is cause they want be nice person who think auties are ppl
& if someone accept her as queer, is not to "make homophobe/transphobe angry," is cause they want be nice person who think queer ppl are ppl

someone of marginalise group is not object which only exist to make bigot angry
& marginalise ppl not need be remind ppl hate them just cause exist
is good alienate bigotry, but just being nice person should be done to be nice, even when IS in face of bigots


babushka -

people on the internet are angry and feel good about making other people angry because this emotion is easier to feel. but the thing is, bigots are already angry all the time. sometimes they're taking this anger out on marginalised groups, even. we don't need anymore of that.

i feel like, most of the time, purposefully making people angry doesn't really solve any social justice problems at all, not in the long run at least. but some people just like the thought of making others feel negative emotions, i guess, especially when they're (often rightfully) angry themselves.


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

The more i sit in front of a big computer monitor the less i wanna go back to drawing on a teeny tiny phone screen


fallow -

i like computer

sister draw and animate on phone, insist on use phone no understand why?? xD smth about portable, idk


fallow reblogged babushka

babushka -

@fallow asdfghjkl WHAT


fallow -

yeah i just saw this

[id: screenshot of a post by babushka which is blank except for the text "privacy badger has replaced this spotify player widget" and below it a rectangle with a badger head that says "allow once".]

and my brain went thats it thats the post


fallow reblogged autiestella
babushka -

i still wonder how on earth did we get from "its okay and necessary to experience negative emotions" to "if negative emotions are not your main driving force right now you are doing life wrong"

you have the right to be angry and sad, yes! but you also have the right to be happy!


autiestella -

mhm
plenty things in world be angry & sad abt rn, plenty things where might want demand change

but still need take care of self, & that means allow happy too
in hard times more than ever need happy moments! happy moments is how not lose self into spiral where feel nothing worth anything & should give up!
not to mention happy moments is how connect w other ppl, & even self - if destroy all happy then destroy any chance of real connect, & that's WORST thing when world this messy & ppl already so disconnect! is not smth should promote!

like obv be mindful & careful of circumstance, stella not say should throw big corona party or anything, but like
talk to ppl, make jokes, dance round & sing, work on arts & crafts, do anything which fun even if others want say "useless"!
does not matter if never leaves your room, or if reaches whole world: happy is NOT useless, is NOT ignorance, is NOT giving up!


fallow reblogged babushka
fallow -

ive been making somewhat cryptic posts on my character mal's worldanvil profile as the storys been going down, its here if u'd like to observe the chaos >=3 https://www.worldanvil.com/hero/mallory-yun

(fyi the story does involve school, a cult, and kidnapping and mal does curse, just a heads up)


babushka -

i like this very much


fallow -

=D !!!! happy!!

we're gonna make a group blog to put all the stuff from that story in so u can expect more related things >=3 we've only done three sessions but there are Many shenanigans and i heard wf was doing a podcast feature at some point and im totally gonna be on that train if/when its set up!!

(also we did just play again so expect more worldanvil posts lol)


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

i still wonder how on earth did we get from "its okay and necessary to experience negative emotions" to "if negative emotions are not your main driving force right now you are doing life wrong"

you have the right to be angry and sad, yes! but you also have the right to be happy!


babushka asked:

also saying positive things ro friends and getting them react negatively is a huge issue and i get it, that makes me be more careful with words too. but i try my best to not respond to positivity with negativity because i know how hard it is to hear for a person being positive

this is thoughtful of u! mostly just im kind of on a neverending quest to figure out what to say that actually helps people instead of making them think more negative or something?? but i guess theres no one size fits all answer


fallow reblogged chicory
babushka -

i completely forgot drama is a genre. google suggested me "japanese college drama" and i was like. wtf happened. did one japanede college call another japanese college out and get cancelled. how is it even possible


babushka asked:

Eyyy happy birthday to you too then!!!

thanks =D !


fallow reblogged mcatnip
babushka -

saying religious people inherently have better morals/more value in the face of god than atheists is obviously wrong but... what made you think that the opposite is true? because i see a lot of atheist following the logic they're inherently better people because of their beliefs and that's not really something i wanna see. people have different morals and motivation to do stuff regardless of the prescence of religion in their lives.


mcatnip -

yeah!! the only thing the word "atheist" says about someone is that they don't believe in gods. That's It. there's no moral value attached to it

but, that said, people that yell about their atheism in every conversation usually are the ones who beleive they're better than everyone because they're atheist


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

vine was unique because it just showed people as they were. nobody wore makeup or put themselves in the ring lighting to make a six second video. people on tv don't look real, popular people on the internet barely look real, but people on vine were real, that's why it hits different. maybe im reading too much into this


babushka asked:

i googled and apparently it's because of tiktok. she hasn't made anything new for the last five years but her song has only been recently added on tiktok and now its blowing up

ohh yea that would do it


fallow reblogged babushka
farraigeart -

HOOO boy after DAYS of trying to kill this mother fucker in monster hunter my party and i FINALLY BEAT IT LIKE TWO HOURS AGO

god right at the end i was, for the first time in literal MONTHS, disconnected from my party bc my internet said fuck off actually- and so i had to solo the mother fucker on my own for the last of it (and this bastard will KNOCK U OUT if u don't kill him first in time, a first for the game)

and my GOD was that tense. but i was able to kill him and so was my party!! i had a bottle of ramune saved and u can bet i popped that open and drank a toast to our victory


fallow -

misread that first bit as monster fucker, 10/10 would recommend reading whole post that way


babushka -

oh my lord i misread it in exactly the same way


luna-megalopolis -

monster fucker in mother hunter, I guess.


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babushka -

I was reminded of пятидесятирублируй joke and i am really wondering if this kind of wordbuilding works in English or any other language.


babushka -

waterfy'all how do you say "send me 50 roubles" in your language, if you need to say it using only one word?

(roubles is money, but you can use your local currency, like "send me $50". you need to convey the message that the person you are talking to (presumably your family member) needs to send you a fixed amount of money in one word).

пятидесятирублируй doesn't exactly work in English since in English every noun can be made a verb with no hesitation. пятидесятирублируй is a verb, which can loosely translate to fifty-rouble-me-up, but that doesn't really count as one word.

what would you say in this situation?


fallow -

dang that's really interesting, the closest i can think of would be envíamelos (send them to me) in spanish but there ain't really a way to specify what you're sending or how much!

i'm curious to see other responses =0 this is a really neat question


fallow reblogged babushka
supermario -

1 + 1 = 10


supermario -

5 + 5 = A


fallow -

A = 50?


supermario -

A = 10. It's a joke (if you can even call it that, lol) about binary and hexadecimal numbers, which I finally bit the bullet and looked up how they work. Interesting stuff, actually.


babushka -

i love non-decimal stuff!


fallow -

ohhh in hex is 5+5 a? fdlskjfdgfhg


babushka -

yeah! Because in hex 16=10, so 16 is the first two-digit number. 16+1=11,16+2=12,etc. so in order for this to work, all the numbers between 9 and 16 must be one-digit. this makes 10=A,11=B,12=C,13=D,14=E and 15=F. F+1=10

sorry if you didn't ask i got excited


fallow -

ohh huh...is interesting! never really thought abt how hex work


fallow reblogged babushka
supermario -

1 + 1 = 10


supermario -

5 + 5 = A


fallow -

A = 50?


supermario -

A = 10. It's a joke (if you can even call it that, lol) about binary and hexadecimal numbers, which I finally bit the bullet and looked up how they work. Interesting stuff, actually.


babushka -

i love non-decimal stuff!


fallow -

ohhh in hex is 5+5 a? fdlskjfdgfhg


babushka asked:

I don't really know if that was an ask for help or an expression but this game basically broke the 4th wall so hard that i can't quit it now. since the character is trapped in the game and the only person she can interact with is me. and she'll probably go mad if i abandon her, which is understandable, since her entire world is one room. there's still a lot to discuss with her in the game, like, she gives you books to read and then you come back to talk about it. but i can't be responsible for her sanity forever. thinking of deleting the game when i become tired so she and her world disappear painlessly. hyper empathy is wild, man.

oof yeah that sound. rough =( should be warning on game like that no?


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babushka -

How do you hhhhhhh self compassion


darkhorsedouglas -

It's hard to do. My anxiety used to make me focus on my mistakes and nothing else. Like, getting nervous about something I did wrong 3 years ago.

The easiest trick I've found is to tell yourself "good job" for the small things. Did I get my dirty clothes washed today? Yes. Then I say out loud or in my mind. "Good job me." Did I stay calm while talking to a rude customer? Yes. "Good job me!"

Telling yourself good job helps with self-confidence. And helps you notice the good things you are doing. It's easy to look at the mistakes you make and think you're a bad person. But if you increase the number of times you encourage yourself it makes it easier to see the good things you are doing.

The final step is to change what you are thinking about. If you notice you are thinking to yourself that "you suck" or "you're so bad at this". Catch yourself and think of one of your "good job!" moments.

Ex. "Darn I didn't get the dishes done. I suck at being an adult." *pause* "But I did do the laundry today and cleaned up some trash in the living room. I guess I'm not that bad at being an adult."


babushka -

sounds like it'll help! thanks!!


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kidd -

seeing a well-meaning but ultimately stupid post circulating tumblr about the new pokemon unite game. the OP does the whole tumblr song and dance about how you're a horrible person if you support the game because it is being funded by Tencent.

if after reading that, you have questions, let me elaborate with some Lore before i explain my opinion


what is pokemon unite?

pokemon unite is a MOBA coming to the Switch and mobile devices, created by a partnership between the Pokemon Company and Tencent. i believe it is intended to be free to play.

what is Tencent?

what isn't Tencent? it's an insanely huge conglomate with international reach that is owned/operated in Shanghai, China. most people are familiar with the fact it owns Riot games and therefore League of Legends. it became notorious in social justice circles for censoring any pro-Hong Kong politics (and players) in Riot games. however, Riot is not the only company Tencent has its claws in.

while it is one of the biggest gaming companies--if not The gaming biggest company--in the world, its reach is well beyond gaming. Tencent offers streaming services, social media, teaching platforms, AI software, facial recognition software, movie production, e-commerce and online payments, etc. what it doesnt own, Tencent invests in: it has invested in Discord and Reddit, for example.

I can't even compare it to a western equivilent. it's way too big--it's like if Facebook, Google, Disney, and Amazon were a single company. it is everywhere. and it is watching. so...

are you a horrible person for supporting/playing Pokemon Unite?

no!!!!!!! Tencent is something that is so insanely huge and powerful that many people CANNOT not consume their products/services. living in China, I literally have no choice but to use Tencent and their services in daily life. my work depends on their services to function. it doesn't make me a bad person, nor does it make pokemon fans bad people for playing a free game by the Pokemon Company.

besides, again, even if you don't play tencent games, you very like use a product or service owned and/or invested in by Tencent anyway. if you're european or american, you likely use services/products free of Tencent that are just as awful in their own ways (FB, Google, Amazon, Apple, etc).

what's important is to be aware and remember there really is no ethical consumption under capitalism. don't let ignorant people who underestimate how powerful Tencent is make you feel shitty about enjoying a free pokemon game.


babushka -

I think i saw this post too, and i really don't like how it's worded. They could have just wrote the facts as they saw it: the game is funded by Tencent, like many other things, Tencent is doing terrible things, in case you don't know it, period. But no, they just chose to write "if you claim to support black lives and at the same time want to play this game, you are a hypocrite". It doesn't even matter if you know who supports who, you are a hypocrite anyways. "Mom, can I play this game about cute pokemons?" "Absolutely not, you racist piece of crap!! Get out of my sight!!"

I think people being guilt tripped by those kinds of posts are the very reason those posts spread.


kidd -

that is exactly the post i saw. i have since seen another one on the same topic which was worded a little better.

but even with the better wording, i do not agree with shaming people for enjoying a game sponsored/invested in/owned by tencent--even if they do know how terrible Tencent is. while well meaning, it is so...delusional to think not supporting one tiny free game by the company will matter. Tencent is just too big.

americans especially shouldn't be jumping on Tencent when we depend so much on Amazon, Disney, Google, and Facebook--all awful companies with their own amounts of human rights violations and censorship. i might be being too sensitive, but it comes off as so self-righteous and a little racist to target Tencent.

of course, if you somehow live your life without any of the mentioned companies above, then talk all you want i guess. but tencent is so ingrained into chinese society and daily life that calling anyone who supports is a bad person is just evil. it's a result of global capitalism and a monopoly that has been allowed to grow far too powerful.


fallow -

oh oh this make sense. yeah me i try minimize supporting company like amazon google etc but they still everywhere =| most i can do is just Not Buy Things but am still young so dont control money in the house, could probably do more than i am right now against them but have other things to worry about so dont really get around to it.. [more ramble under cut]

did not know about tencent! vaguely aware somethings Up in china high surveillance stuff some sort of conglomerate thing of companies fused with government?? dont know much about it since i dont live there but some years back saw article where china build diplomacy-meeting-place gift to a country in africa then country find out meetingplace is bugged, remember i talked about that and someone say china government does a lot of spy things like that these days.

is scary to think is company so much bigger than companies i am familiar with. didnt kno they could get that big honestly! is it so big bc it not have competition?

sometime i feel like i am behind in perception of world, spend so much time school learning history not present that could prob tell u more about ancient china than china now, at least if i remembered all the stuff they taught


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