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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 6618233 times)

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93480 on: June 14, 2015, 06:56:37 pm »

I'm just so curious as to what people did back in the day to stave off the existential horror.
Did they just think slower or something? 'Cos otherwise farmers would have to be freaking smart. All of that time spent doing nothing but philosophizing and leading a cow around a paddock.
Farming actually takes up a lot of time. Like, a lot of time. And there's a lot of shit that has to be done right now, as in, not on Tuesday, not in the evening, yes, I don't care that it's five in the morning, get the fuck up and do it. So I guess they did philosophize, and a lot of period literature will tell you just that, but they were sort of busy otherwise.

Modern day farming to me has seemed like "There are sheep. Ride through the paddock, counting the sheep. Do you still have the same amount of sheep as you did yesterday? Hooray. Time to turn in." (*~30days)*10months. Month 1 and 6 are 'Wildly attempt to find passing freelance shearers who can sheer/crutch the sheep, along with a freelance woolworker who can grade the wool. Work in shed. Put wool in big press. Press wool into bales. Label bales. Truck wool away, get paid a pittance.
... There are sheep'

The excitement to be found in farm work is when the old (older the better) farm equipment inevitably breaks down, you have a few afternoons which you may spend fixing it, plus a few weeks ordering the parts to be airdropped to your fucknowhere piece of land.

I had spent exactly 18 years on a farm (albeit only really able to understand for the latter ones) and I still haven't yet seen a reason for the 'up at dawn' preference farmers seem to have.
Other than a heat thing, plus I guess livestock in stockades are more docile when they're bleary.

If you want to know about Crop farming... Well... 'Man holding piece of string' has nothing on 'man driving giant car up and down a mile-long paddock, doing ten yard rows'.

Like, claim-ownership-over-other-people-so-they-farm-and-you-don't-have-to hard.

I have mentioned this I think a thousand times but it is so goddamn interesting to me for some reason that I continually mention it again. 'Stations' back in the olden days were when a person owned so much land that nobody could get Into their land in order to work in a day. So they built villages to keep their workers in - but the villages still belonged to them.
So the multiple farmhands who worked on this station all paid rent to the station head, were fed by the station cook, received mail from the station post-office, bought their sundries from the station shoppe, and got pissed at the station pub.
Who needs to own someone if you can own their entire source of income and their means of spending it?
So I suppose that one nice thing about me having to work is that I'd have less free time. I mean, weekend is the worst time of the week for me.

I have so many games on steam and the only thing keeping me from playing them all is Ennui.
Plus, I guess, MMO's.

I dunno, I would regard parents suddenly and loudly shouting my name in order to get my attention a very normal and everyday occurrence.
I mean, the shouting should technically be necessary because of the aforementioned power tools.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93481 on: June 14, 2015, 06:58:42 pm »

Have you considered competitive multiplayer games like MOBAs? It's like work, except your colleagues are shit-talking children or language-barrier'd asians. You feel compelled to practice more so that you can own the bastards.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93482 on: June 14, 2015, 07:07:28 pm »

I worked hard and got into gold-league in LOL.
Then realized I had worked hard to get into gold-league.
... MOBAs are not my special talent.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93483 on: June 14, 2015, 09:11:36 pm »

I'm still sick. Both my Chemistry and French finals start a few days from now. I'm probably going to have to see about taking the tests on optional days, because this is absolutely ridiculous.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93484 on: June 14, 2015, 10:23:14 pm »

If you can't adequately care for your pet, PETA will take them away from you, attempt to find a foster home, and, failing that, put them in an orphanage, and failing that, kill 'em.
Except they skip the majority of the steps before 'and failing that'.

And the last one is also completely unnecessary. As Tack also pointed out, "if you can't care for your rat it'll die on it's own.

PETA is more like the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force dealing with furniture that they've stolen, "This dresser bores me. Get rid of it; burn it to the ground so that no one else can have it either."

Generally, it's advisable to have something like a swarm of dilos/raptors and a holding pen. The dilos/raptors to murder people, raptors to murder people, and the pen to stop your pets being dumbasses and wandering off to die.

At first I read dilos/raptors as "dildos/raptors".

and I read "dildos/raptors" as "dildoraptors". I wonder what a dildoraptor would look like...

What is the issue with all of the 'bad guys' in today's movies being well-intentioned extremists.

I mean, even in the Avengers, Ultron was all 'Humanity has to become better to survive', and kingsmen was all about environmental awareness.
I'm really not sure how to feel about this. It's like we're being lauded for our stagnancy.
It's realistic. "Villains" throughout human history generally haven't done evil to be evil. Hitler thought he was making the world a better place. ISIS thinks it's making the world a better place.

It also tends to be more interesting. If the villain has some sort of ideal that we can respect, we can relate to them a bit instead of just viewing them as a force that drives the plot.

Sort of agree, sort of disagree. It contributes to the movie, but to me it generally contributes by making the villain more hatable. For example, Skynet is frightening, but it doesn't inspire the kind of personal hatred and contempt that the computer from I, Robot did. Original Trilogy Darth Vader was cool, Revenge of the Sith Darth Vader was a whiny asshat. Jigsaw is more hateable than mpst other horror-movie villains; at least Ghostface isn't a sanctimonious ass. When I saw Elysium I felt that it ended with something of an anticlimax because Kreugar had already killed the Delacourt, who I viewed as the worse villain due to the fact that she was a paranoid fanatic (as described in her speech about her children) whereas Kreugar was merely a maniac (to the point where Kreugar killing her in cold blood actually made him a more sympathetic character).

ALSO, this isn't exactly a new phenomenon, it dates back at least to the 1860's. The villain from Les Miserables was fighting for law and order.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93485 on: June 14, 2015, 10:26:51 pm »

I'm in the bathroom before going home since food get and holy shit 7 hours since last bathroom break.

They're piping the music into here. There's a speaker IN HERE.

This is so distractIng I can't go.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93486 on: June 14, 2015, 10:31:16 pm »

And the last one is also completely unnecessary. As Tack also pointed out, "if you can't care for your rat it'll die on it's own.
No, thanks. I'd rather not have thousands of stray animals wandering the streets. Shit's unhygienic.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93487 on: June 14, 2015, 10:57:43 pm »

And the last one is also completely unnecessary. As Tack also pointed out, "if you can't care for your rat it'll die on it's own.
No, thanks. I'd rather not have thousands of stray animals wandering the streets. Shit's unhygienic.

I think I'm too used to the suburbs. I keep forgetting that in major cities it's often not convenient to drive everywhere (which it is in the suburbs, which makes the matter a non-issue for me, as I only have to go outside to walk from my house to my car or from my car to the store.)
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93488 on: June 15, 2015, 12:04:27 am »

In rural areas, strays usually get eaten by predators, starve, freeze to death/otherwise die of exposure, or get shot (a lot of people don't tolerate stray dogs any more than wolves or coyotes)

Also, driving to the store is mandatory, when the nearest store is 15 miles away, and the one that sells what you need is 30.
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« Reply #93489 on: June 15, 2015, 12:42:42 am »

I think I'm too used to the suburbs. I keep forgetting that in major cities it's often not convenient to drive everywhere (which it is in the suburbs, which makes the matter a non-issue for me, as I only have to go outside to walk from my house to my car or from my car to the store.)
In rural areas, strays usually get eaten by predators, starve, freeze to death/otherwise die of exposure, or get shot (a lot of people don't tolerate stray dogs any more than wolves or coyotes)
I live in a (somewhat) rural area. In New Zealand, which is notable for its gun control and lack of large predators. Strays tend to end up as roadkill.
Picking cat chunks out from your wheels isn't all that fun, oddly enough.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93490 on: June 15, 2015, 12:45:07 am »

I had spent exactly 18 years on a farm (albeit only really able to understand for the latter ones) and I still haven't yet seen a reason for the 'up at dawn' preference farmers seem to have.
Other than a heat thing, plus I guess livestock in stockades are more docile when they're bleary.

I imagine it's a holdover from the days when people worked with ghettoass hand-tools and didn't have artificial light
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93491 on: June 15, 2015, 12:45:23 am »

My friend's mother's fiancée's brother just died. :(
I didn't know him well, but it still comes as a shock. Nobody I know had died for quite a few years as far as I'm aware. Hopefully it doesn't happen again for at least as long.
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« Reply #93492 on: June 15, 2015, 12:46:00 am »

I'm in the bathroom before going home since food get and holy shit 7 hours since last bathroom break.

They're piping the music into here. There's a speaker IN HERE.

This is so distractIng I can't go.
I completely understand the feeling.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #93493 on: June 15, 2015, 01:03:16 am »

Summer's truly here in Oregon. I hate summer. Flies, moths, entitled Californian children running and screaming in grocery stores, pushy 30-something soccer moms littering all over our beautiful beaches like they own the place, cars full of screaming tourist brats and their incompetent parents coming through the drive thru at work, and idiots from all states that should have their cars taken away before they kill somebody with their fucking atrocious driving. But hey, it's slightly sunnier than usual!

I don't understand how anybody could like summer. Whatever you get from the sunshine is paid back a million times in aggravation.
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« Reply #93494 on: June 15, 2015, 01:19:58 am »

I don't understand how anybody could like summer. Whatever you get from the sunshine is paid back a million times in aggravation.
I also understand this feeling. Summer sucks, yo. 'Specially when you're an unemployed adult.
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