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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How has Atlas Forum destroyed your life? on: June 29, 2015, 05:25:22 am
I've been looser in keeping the forum separate from my "real life" than is probably advisable.

EDIT: Okay, so I'll post this anyway, after cutting it down. I've also come to think of the Atlas as a place that I can reliably go to if I ever want to feel like I am stupid. The thing stopping me from seriously questioning how much I really know is probably the fact that I've held my own academically, tangible proof.

Maybe you are really just all smarter than the people I go to school with-- certainly there are many people here, not that much older than I am, whose knowledge, in its breadth and depth, seems to far outstrip that of almost anyone I know-- Xahar, Foucaulf, Al, Gully, the Mikado, Averroes, and Maddy come to mind, to name just a few--not to mention my own. Perhaps it is because I am far more careful as to what political views I choose to share in public than I am here- this is the internet, after all. Then again, if I were to apply such a level of self-censorship on the Atlas, I'd probably be demonised as a "moderate hero" all the same.

So TL;DR, the Atlas has destroyed my life by making me feel stupider than I would otherwise. Also if you think that I actually am stupid feel free to say so because if true I'm probably an insufferable twat in “real life” and don't even know it


I have always appreciated the variety of posters here, especially those who are way smarter than I'll ever be. There are some wonderful minds about, and it's fun to listen to these intelligent people talk, and other intelligent people rip them a new one in turn. At least, it was for a while. I don't bother with that stuff much, but I keep wasting time here anyway. I like the people here most of the time. They're interesting in ways you don't find often in real life.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK4GM petition on: June 25, 2015, 01:50:35 am
x Tik
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: If malcontents can whine the GM out of office on: June 25, 2015, 01:46:08 am
x Tik

I only joined because things were looking like fun. Grow a pair, people! Let's get weird!
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Deus Naturae on: June 25, 2015, 01:31:38 am
Truly awful, so wonderful.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: June 24, 2015, 04:25:42 am
Cheesy
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: --- Emergency Alert System --- Nationwide --- (Event Nullified) on: June 23, 2015, 09:04:22 pm
I don't know dick about Atlasia's history, but, you guys got the chance to collectively respond to nuclear strikes and then whined that it wasn't realistic? You're pretending to be a country online.

God damn, embrace the weird, have some fun. President bore lives up to his name I guess.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) diagnosed with cancer on: June 23, 2015, 02:42:42 pm
I don't know why people are making a problem out of sending your best wishes/prayers/whatevers. If you don't want to feel obligated to do so, then don't post in this thread.

You "want to feel obligated" to post on a message board an empty platitude?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Isn't this a reasonable solution for the flag situation? on: June 23, 2015, 07:16:30 am
So, basically, a mass shooting in America leads to Americans debating regulations on... flags.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) diagnosed with cancer on: June 23, 2015, 03:58:00 am
if I don't empty quote that for the umpteenth time, does that mean that I support Hogan dying from cancer?

You support him dying of cancer sadly because he won't know your well wishes. Instead, you should wish that he dies in a fire, because then he won't have succumbed to the cancer.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Pacific Movement for Radical Change (PA-MRC) on: June 22, 2015, 02:53:21 am
I would be proud to wear various items branded with that impressive flag. I wholly support this.

I would also like to take this time to note that my old amazingly obscure political party, the Jewish Liberation of Freedom Party for Liberty Party Party, is not responsible for the explosion in San Francisco, like, at all. Not even slightly. We probably don't even exist anymore, as far as anyone is to be concerned.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you an alcoholic? on: June 21, 2015, 10:59:10 pm
the diagnosis our psychiatric masters have come up with for the DSM-V era is "Alcohol Use Disorder".  it has a 12 month lapse date; ie, you no longer have an "active" alcohol use disorder on the 366th day after you last misused alcohol.

Would it be fair to say that after that 366th day that you still have an alcohol use disorder, just that it isn't active? Popular perception states that, for a full blown alco, a single sip can and will put you right back where you started. That's how physical addiction tends to play out.

Anyway, while I wouldn't say that my relationship with this drug is healthy, I also wouldn't say that I'm an alcoholic. Still, I worry sometimes.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Solidarity with Simfan on: June 21, 2015, 07:52:28 pm
As a new resident, I am encouraged by Ebowed's swift and decisive leadership. Granted I only just started playing, but I understand it's my right to contribute my unsolicited opinions (yay freedoms). So, it's telling that Simfan didn't even show up to address the population until well after the crisis had come to a head. And frankly, when I decided to join The People's Party, I had thought they encouraged strong regional governments.. the opposite of invisible regional governments.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Both: June Elections on: June 21, 2015, 04:55:40 am
Governor:
1. Bacon King

Council:
1. Antonio V
2. Al
3. Turkisblau
4. Xahar
5. Gully Foyle
6. bgwah
7. Simfan

(assuming I am allowed to vote given the circumstances)
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: June 21, 2015, 04:19:08 am
Tik
TPP
Oceania
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would you do if your boyfriend/girlfriend came out as transgendered? on: June 20, 2015, 11:07:01 am
This is how I am on a lot of issues though. When it comes to my own personal thoughts and way I live my life I am generally very conservative, but when it comes to laws and how others live their lives I am far more liberal. I may not agree with something but it doesn't mean I should infringe on someone else's right to happiness.

Thanks for the honest answer. This part I quoted in particular I can relate to. I will admit I take deep offense at some of the things you said and I'd urge you to really consider the differences between biological sex and gender identity because they are important. But, you know, your views on them aren't unusual, just often unspoken, so thanks for airing them. Just for fun, I'll add that your confusion on how to approach someone who was born "sexually ambiguous" was a sideways reference to "classic" transgender people, as the disconnect between gender identity and biological sex can itself be seen as an intersex phenomenon. Cheers.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #7: jmfcst on: June 19, 2015, 11:19:02 pm
So frustrating in many ways and yet so essential at the same time.

I feel exactly the same. Like, this guy is the worst, but at the same time I can't wait to read what's next.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Bronies on: June 19, 2015, 10:01:03 am
I actually think it's perfectly reasonable to expect that a grown man who watches a cartoon for little girls is a deviant and probably should be on some kind of watchlist.

I don't necessarily disagree, but can you please define what "a cartoon for little girls" means?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would you do if your boyfriend/girlfriend came out as transgendered? on: June 19, 2015, 09:33:06 am
I couldn't be with someone who was born male even if they had surgery to align their body with how they perceived themselves mentally.

Why do you think that is? Would you be with someone who was born with indeterminate genitalia that was made to be female? Is it because you would be unable to have children? I'm not trying to call you out or anything, I'm genuinely curious.

To hazard some guesses myself, on one hand, it feels like most people would say the repulsion is innate because they then identify that person's gender with their born genitalia, which they are not attracted to, because it suddenly betrays their straightness or whatever else. On the other hand, maybe it's just icky to imagine all of the surgery and the what it is you're ..interacting with, so you can't get past it. On another hand (for this thought experiment you have more than the standard amount of normally allocated hands) maybe you think there would be too much work involved in dealing with the baggage of it all, socially and otherwise. Perhaps you have just never considered that it might be possible to deeply love someone despite their junk? Perhaps most people have just never considered it seriously - when would it ever affect them?

Again, I don't mind to call you out specifically - I just always wonder about the specific why's behind this rejection, and if they've really been thought about much by the person answering.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would you do if your boyfriend/girlfriend came out as transgendered? on: June 18, 2015, 08:52:23 pm
I'd stay with them and support them if they were still committed to being with me. But it's a bit easier for me to adapt than most, I imagine.

You can't change who you're attracted to, though, and I do think that sex is an important aspect for many people, so I personally don't blame anyone who would choose to leave. Just don't be an asshole about it.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is There Any Hope for A Re-Unification of Atlas? on: June 18, 2015, 07:07:49 am
I'm not sure you're responding to something I wrote.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is There Any Hope for A Re-Unification of Atlas? on: June 18, 2015, 04:39:41 am
Antonio, I wouldn't dismiss the forum entirely. It's more like an IRC gone large.

From what I've seen, it's more like taking the worst of IRC and turning it up to 11, all while embracing the insane obsession for Bushie and Opebo that the good folk of IRC used to mock.

I get that good posters have started hanging around there, and hopefully they will eventually manage to make it better, but to me it's not really worth digging through the sea of pseudo-edgy bullsh*t that makes up the bulk of posts.

Yes, but, what makes up the bulk of posts around here again? I mean, I understand turning your nose up at AAD - it's a pretty crass, ridiculous environment, and you are a very kind person who usually tries to be respectful, and I admire that. But, you know, crass and ridiculous and bombastic is fun for a lot of us, and that's why I post there. That kind of fun is not here very often these days. But I'm not going to judge anyone who isn't interested in joining - Atlas Proper still has plenty to offer. So, reciprocating that, I think it would be wise of you to gracefully allow us our fun, even if you don't appreciate it.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum queers: Have you ever been openly discriminated against in public? on: June 17, 2015, 07:09:20 am
Good on you Sanchez.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: June 17, 2015, 03:50:08 am


From http://www.fixr.com/blog/2015/06/12/us-economic-performance-in-a-map/
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hey fats. Want to lose weight? Eat less! on: June 17, 2015, 03:47:48 am
Yeah I've lost 25 pounds since March on that fasting diet, and I'm doing it slightly half assedly. That, plus a lot of cardio, but it really isn't that hard to just.. not eat much. You get used to it.
25  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: June 16, 2015, 04:08:31 am
Banning him now that he's dead is in poor taste.
Nice joke

It's no joke. Obamanation shot him.
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