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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)


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thanks, atomicrops


fallow -

[id: screenshot of a game achievement in pixel text that reads, "Recieve: Polygamy". end id.]


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mcatnip -

dad's cat punched me in the snout to establish affection


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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


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mcatnip -

Hrrrrnnggh Colonel, I'm trying to leave work at the end of my shift, but my backpack is dummy thicc and the clap from my two metal water bottles keeps alerting the manager


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fallow -

sketchin'


[id: an uncolored cartoony drawing of 505 and dr flug from villanos along with fallow. dr flug and 505 are hugging each other with one arm each. 505 is smiling with closed eyes and one paw held up in front of their chest. fallow, represented here as a cat-sized leafy creature with a curly tail, grabby-tree-climbing-feet, and glasses, is perched on flug's other shoulder grinning and rubbing aer face against his head as cat-sized creatures are known to do. Flug looks towards fallow and is holding his arm up to keep em from falling off. he seems happy. end id.]


fallow -

@mcatnip said: #fallow this is cute as FUCK

hdfdfjdjg thank you;;;;;;;v; !!!!


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fallow -

aquí está.........el imagen más significativo del mundo........


[descripción- una captura de pantalla del dibujo animado Villanos que muestra Dr. Flug en un pose de concideración. Los subtitulos se dicen "[Música] rich ricci". termina descripción.]


fallow -

@autiestella said: not sure how caption translate .. but make stella think of "rikki riki", glanni glaepur/robbie rotten's disguise from 2nd lazytown stage play >:o

thats the thing it doesnt translate it means nothing as far as im aware,, i mean "música" means music but rich ricci? nothing, nada, its just. i have no idea how it got there or why which i think make it infinitely funnier for me

i look what you say up and


[id: photo of person wearing pink coat with fluffy collar]

is this disguise?

is very nice coat fjdkslgjfh


mcatnip -

https://youtu.be/cR9wuZDQzRo

glanni glæpur í latabæ holds a special place in my heart, please listen to my favorite song from it


fallow -

................beautiful................................the hat makes it 100x better somehow, i support this mischief


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mcatnip -

worldbuilding be like e


mcatnip -

i accidentally hit post and yknow what? it's better this way


fallow -

valid and also i feel compelled to contribute this tangentially relevant thing i said the other day

[id: a screenshot from the chat program discord. it shows a series of messages with the icon/name cropped out. the messages read,

"new set of genders
lets just classify everything based on that now
make an entire language that has a suffix for thinsg
based on whether they believe in free will or fate
lets just
apply that to chairs now shall we
does this chair believe in free will
arguably that could lead to a classification of animate vs inanimate things but then there's the question of viruses
really any talent i have comes from taking the logical extension of ideas to the point where they no longer make sense and restructuring things around them in the industry we call it worldbuilding
i call it a good pastime during lectures"

another user has reacted to "[...] in the industry we call it worldbuilding" with an emoji that says "ok boomer". end id.]


mcatnip -

gendered bread...


fallow -

[illuminati noises]


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mcatnip -

worldbuilding be like e


mcatnip -

i accidentally hit post and yknow what? it's better this way


fallow -

valid and also i feel compelled to contribute this tangentially relevant thing i said the other day

[id: a screenshot from the chat program discord. it shows a series of messages with the icon/name cropped out. the messages read,

"new set of genders
lets just classify everything based on that now
make an entire language that has a suffix for thinsg
based on whether they believe in free will or fate
lets just
apply that to chairs now shall we
does this chair believe in free will
arguably that could lead to a classification of animate vs inanimate things but then there's the question of viruses
really any talent i have comes from taking the logical extension of ideas to the point where they no longer make sense and restructuring things around them in the industry we call it worldbuilding
i call it a good pastime during lectures"

another user has reacted to "[...] in the industry we call it worldbuilding" with an emoji that says "ok boomer". end id.]


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beefox -

bee wonder how people decide thing is up road or down road? is based compass? how work?


fallow -

oh oh really good question...maybe?? maybe also could be elevation?


mcatnip -

it is most often because of elevation! especially in towns that are near the sea or big lakes, down the street is towards the water, downhill


fallow -

neato =D


mcatnip -

oh, it's also means to the beginning of the street or to the end (by the building numbers)

i forgot about this bc we don't use it that often

and sometimes these two definitions contradict each other, and you hear the same thing from two different people, but they mean the exact opposite, and you get lost


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mcatnip -

what do kids like these days? dirt? mental health? gay mermaids? what do i post to get validation from the internets


fallow -

"#i want to draw something but i feel like im gonna ruin it #so i don't"

how can u ruin something u havent drawn? =V [sending encouragement]


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mcatnip -

i want to express affection like my cat: yell at people until they lie down, so that i can lie on top of them


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fallow -

used to go to cat shows all the time and lemme tell u cat breeding is totally wack


fallow -

@mcatnip said: "#the amount of breed-specific illnesses there are is astounding #even worse in dogs afaik #i don't remember much from vet school but i do remember that"

u went to vet school? =0


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beefox -

bee wonder how people decide thing is up road or down road? is based compass? how work?


fallow -

oh oh really good question...maybe?? maybe also could be elevation?


mcatnip -

it is most often because of elevation! especially in towns that are near the sea or big lakes, down the street is towards the water, downhill


fallow -

neato =D


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i present to you: my dad's cat


fallow -

💛💛💛💛💛💛quality cat 10/10

also thats a beautiful forest ='0

if my cat jumped up a tree while i was walking them i wouldnt kno what to do honestly x'D


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babushka -

Americans use the Soviet Anthem in memes much more often than their own anthem. The only thing I know about American anthem from athens is that it's allegedly starts with "oh, say, can you see?" To all the blind Americans - hang in there.


fallow -

inara said "my [something]" and i corrected "our [something]" and i was expecting her to call me communist then she suddenly starts singing some song that i dont know and im like "is that the-" and shes like "yes yes it is"


fallow -

if we're getting serious for a moment the usa's national anthem is about war =(

when i read about norway's national anthem being about how cool nature is where they live i was like "dang...who knew one could be jealous of an anthem" its just. it feels like anthems say something big about the countries' values and i'm not a fan of glory in war being one of those values, nature is much better

i never memorized the usa's anthem bc i went to a private school where we didn't have to do that type of thing, never had a daily pledge of alleigance until high school (man was that disorienting when everyone in unison stood up and faced the same direction and talked in sync with the voice on the intercom [kinda droning too, just reciting the words without thinking or meaning] it was a real wtf moment for me, i didnt know public schools did it every day or with that level of normalcy)

the first few times i stood too because i was caught off guard/didn't want to get in trouble but all the times since then i've sat or knelt. one time i was even standing to get a paper from across the room and the pledge came on and i just plopped down in the middle of the floor where i was. at camp they did the pledge too and they had a small team of campers (it was a rotating job) carry out the flag each day and go through a sort of ritual to raise it. my counselor who knows my view on this sort of thing allowed me to just read the attendance part of the script and then pass it off to inara for the flag stuff. every pledge they did at camp I ended up kneeling since the counselors didn't like it when I just remained sitting and the gravel hurt on my knee but I wasn't gonna stand because that's not what I believe in and I don't think we should be bragging about our country having "freedom and justice for all" until it's actually true.

i read somewhere that kneeling is better than sitting because it represents showing respect for war veterans. so maybe next time i'll fully switch to kneeling instead of sitting.

as a fun comparison, here's what I can remember of the anthem:

"Oh say can you see
by the dawn's early light
what so proudly we hail
at the twilight's last gleaming
whose red stripes and bright stars
through the perilous something
something something something
something something something something

and the rockets' red glare
the bombs bursting in air
gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there

oh say does that star-spangled
banner we hail
something something something something
and the home of the brave"

versus here's the actual copied+pasted lyrics from the internet:

"O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

[from wikipedia]

then it goes on for another three stanzas talking about war...i didn't know it was that long honestly, but i read it and i'm slightly taken aback. i mean it's not out of character, and i do think it's good poetry from a literary standpoint, but..."their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution"? really? as a national anthem??? now thats just threatening!! (not to mention the two lines following that which are even more threatening and apparently a civil rights organization recently called for the anthem to be replaced which I didn't know about either so thats interesting)

if any of yall have questions about what it's like here for me (unless the internet is too swamped in that already ehe) feel free to ask, i am absolutely filled with stories and more than happy to share!! also if you wanna share something about your experiences where you live i'd be downright happy to listen!


stop -

Today I learned the US national anthem in fact does not start with "USA can you see"


fallow -

omg top 10 misheard lyrics


mcatnip -

i know the daily pledge of allegiance is a real thing in the usa, but it still feels like it's not

i can't believe kids really live like this


babushka -

okay, three things

1) "bombs" is NOT a good word to use in ANY anthem what the heck

2) apparently there's two soviet anthems, 40s and 70s version, 40s one is a little war-oriented, and 70s mentions communism more. and russian anthem is a joke 'cause we just took the same tune the soviet anthem had and re-wrote the lyrics completely to make it more abstract. but i would say its decent, lyrics-wise.

3) we don't have any pledges but our russian language teacher in 5-7 grade or so made us all cite the poem by A.Pushkin in unison while standing up at the end of each lesson. i moved after grade 7 so i don't know if this tradition stayed. felt surreal

aaand i just remembered боже царя храни existed


fallow -

@mcatnip yepp
i know some folks who only stand bc they're afraid they'll get in trouble/lectured or something if they dont

hasnt happened to me, the most i've gotten is people assuming i don't notice what's happening instead of assuming i am making a deliberate choice (which is not. unreasonable as i dont notice most things) as well as weird looks but i get weird looks anyway i think that might be more a me thing than a not-standing thing sdfljkghf

have heard of some teachers who dislike it when you don't stand for the pledge though. one of my teachers said something thanking the class in general for standing for the pledge bc it showed virtue or something and i was just sitting there like "haha pasta"*

in response to the three things-

  1. wholeheartedly agree

  2. sldkfjgh thats really funny its just. *remixes national anthem* eh good enough

  3. oof yee i looked up боже царя храни and i see what ya mean-

*that doesnt mean anything in particular its just. @inara posted something that was just entirely the text "haha pasta" in the title and the body and the tags and then it became a thing, if ur confused the context i mean it in is something akin to "i dont know what to say to that so im just going to sit here and pretend nothing happened"


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mcatnip -

concept: bulletproof vest, but made out of ice packs


fallow -

that sounds great and i want one


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maltsea asked:

u should tell me about them!!

mcatnip -

okay SO. i needed to get home to dig out this old reference bc everything else i have of them is just head+horns

Nikken Merras, Derse dreamer, Page of Void

If there was a meaning behind the name, i don't remember it, because i came up with it in 2013

Their main interest is gardening, and yes, i did give them glovekind strife specibus so they could use these gardening gloves as a weapon because why the heck not

I could have sworn i had a drawing of their lusus somewhere, but i can't find it. It's probably on my dead laptop.

It's like the chicken cats in this painting, but bigger and with chicken legs and a cat tail?


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@maltsea commented:

thts so cool!! also the name vaguely sounds like "night mare" so mayb its that idk?

nah, they were always a sweetheart, even in my edgy days, so it's probably not that. i probably just mashed random syllables together until i got something cool

@fallow commented:

-off topic but did u just Have that painting lying around dlfsjkgh


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mcatnip -

i just saw my own art featured im dfhewjfnwkjahfjefnwiefjn


fallow -

happens to me too and sometimes is extra silly when featured art is the one my icon is from...........................its just like =0


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fallow -

i just had a ~brilliant idea~ and its keeping me awake so i gotta test it hold on a sec


fallow -

k this is weird actually

my brilliant idea is this:

-tagging using emoji because emoji are language-neutral for the most part

scenario: since there are people from so many different places on this site who speak so many different languages, it's likely that people will tag things in different languages. The reason I bring this up is because if this is the case, then someone could stumble upon something from a tag they muted/blocked/[?] because it was not tagged as such in their language.

However since emoji are recognizeable by virtually anyone who encounters them regardless of language (including, to my knowledge, people using screen readers) that would prevent this from happening as long as everyone could agree on what emoji meant what. And in most cases (in the ones representing objects at least) I think that would be fairly straightforward.

So for example if someone draws something with blood then someone with the 🩸 tag muted/blocked/whatever wouldn't accidentally see the drawing; ordinarily they might have muted the tag of whatever the word for "blood" is in their language but if the person who posted the art speaks a different language then the tag they put on their art would not be the same as the tag the other person blocked so that person might end up seeing something that upsets them.

Also if someone wanted to see pretty pictures of clouds they could put the cloud emoji in their search bar and see everyone's pictures of clouds, regardless of the language the posters speak. & people could use online translators to get the gist of others' textposts in different languages while having context about what they mean from the tags/while not having to worry about potentially running into something that bothers them. (i know auto translators can garble things up a bunch but they're still really cool/useful tech!! as long as people keep in mind that what they're reading might not be the literal translation of what the poster actually said i think it would be neat for cross-language conversations to be a more common thing!)

What I was testing was if emojis are searchable. So it turns out they are........kind of. It looks like all emojis register as the same tag as it currently stands. However if waterfyall think this is a good idea we can totally ask staff about it and see if it's plausible/what they think.

Conclusion: Basically I know a lot of people here have english in common as a language but I think it would be really neat to set things up so that it's easier to communicate across languages because...it's important, I think. And because pictures are something that people from any place, provided they can see, can understand. And also so people don't accidentally run into content they'd rather avoid.

And another thing: I personally, at least, think that English should not be the internet's default.

In the past people have tried making "universal languages" and such but those take a lot of effort to learn and not many people know them.

Let's turn instead to something we all know.


mcatnip -

ok but consider this:


fallow -

dang i wonder if the reason they all count as the same tag is that whatever controls tags sees them as a box too?

[id: mcatnip's picture is a screenshot of a small part of the original post. Instead of the blood drop emoji, there is a box with an x through it to indicate an unrecognized character

fallow's picture is surprised pikachu. end id.]


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mcatnip -

hm i want to post about a thing i like

*deep sigh* hey google, is [thing] problematic?


mcatnip asked:

yeah, i'm cool with people copy+pasting my tags! it even helps me bc most of the time i don't remember what the hell i was talking about

ok neato good 2 kno!

and mood, reminds me of how sometimes i'd be messaging with someone and then a few hours later we'd see each other irl and they'd try to continue what we'd been messaging about as if no time had passed and i'd be like waht


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mcatnip -

i'm way too sarcastic for a person who can't tell if others are being sarcastic


fallow -

one time i asked my teacher (who is prone to sarcasm etc) if it was ok if i asked a ton of questions and she said "no" and i couldn't tell if she was joking or not..

it turned out she was serious, i was v confused


mcatnip -

if i had a penny for every time that happened to me
i would have a handful of change in a currency not accepted in my country


fallow -

fdskjlgfkdhg


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fungus asked:

mcatnip -
  • i learned english by reading homestuck and sometimes it shows

fallow -

*fist bump* i learned to type from playing minecraft

(ok thats legendary tho...homestuck uses lots of words even native-english-speakers dont know..........also its so chaotic im trying to imagine not knowing much english and trying to figure out wtf is going on i-)


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