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I’m a performer. I sing my life. It’s like I’m having group therapy 350 days a year, and the people who come to the show get that, and they’re there for that – whether it’s to be lifted up, or to be lifted out, or just entertained or inspired, or to feel not so alone. That’s how I feel when I’m singing my songs: These people are all going through the same things I am. I’m not alone either. I’m getting something out of it too. – Alecia Moore

favorite summer memories in no particular order

summer 2k10:

  • when i started hanging out with my best friends = a lot of memories 

summer 2k16:

  • shiny hunting twitch streams with @selig-sind 
  • when i’d go to dunkerhook with friends to play pokemon go

summer 2k15:

  • when i started interning for the company i work for now, lived in my college house because it’s 10-15 minutes from the office, @minieral was also living in the house because she was interning too, watching her play fallout new vegas when i got home while i read or played otome games on my phone, and then going to bed at like 8:30 pm
    • also that one time we were both too lazy to make dinner so we both just microwaved frozen peas separately and ate them straight from tupperware
  • my friends staying over to go down the shore one weekend, us falling asleep for a few hours after like 6 pm, and then getting up only to drink and not end up getting drunk (”lift your eyeballs”)
summer 2k12
  • getting high with friends at lyovachka’s college house, and leeza blowing into the bong and getting bong water everywhere
    • also crying about having to walk to the pizzeria where we ordered food from because they didn’t deliver and i was melting into the floor and did not want to get up
summer 2k11
  • when The History Peeps were in their prime 

summer 2001 or 2002 (can’t remember):

  • when a cute boy at my summer camp had a crush on me and we started dating for like a week

summer 2007 or 2008, maybe?:

  • when i won the Right Stuff Award my last summer at space camp 

The reaction (ha!) to Neoreaction a Basilisk from the local rationalist(-adjacent) community has been narrowly focused on these core issues:

1. Is this book accusing Yudkowsky of being neoreactionary?

2. No really, is it? I mean why else would it group him with Moldbug?

3. That fuckin’ Basilisk story, that was totally misinterpreted.

Having read it, I think it’s helpful to understand that this book is not attempting to be the annotated history of Internet politics circa 2k10, and the claims that it does make in service of its overall trajectory are modest and reasonable.

It is also worth remembering that not every work of literature is a textbook intended to be interpreted as a sequence of logical propositions. A community that sees value in communicating information in the form of fanfiction, poetry, and jokes should be well aware of this.

Finally the book does not just discuss Yudkowsky, Moldbug, and Land, but also the Matrix, Hannibal, and the works of Milton and Blake, among other things. Tying these topics together in no way implies that Yudkowsky is neoreactionary, any more than it implies that Nick Land is one of the Wachowski siblings or that Moldbug is a good writer.

On the new Metroid announcement, I am of two minds:

A) The confirmation of an official Metroid 2 remake puts the takedown of AM2R in a whole new disgusting light, and we need to pressure Nintendo more to stop royally fucking fangames while the iron is hot.

B) I wonder if Metroid Prime 4 will have a third person mode so people who hate FPSes can enjoy it instead of defending Adam Malkovich’s Know-Your-Place-Making-Babies-Woman Quest 2K10.

Like, seriously the one thing people I’ve seen preferring Other M over the Prime games is because they hate FPSes. Well, that and again most of them seem to have pregnancy fetishes…