Reply-Reply to Purified-Zone: Doom, Fate, and Sollux
doom always seems like such an unhappy and, well… fatalistic aspect

I think the stuff that seems to be central to it lends itself to that perspective, but that it doesn’t have to be. Like, Time’s the same way, but then you have people like Aradia and Caliborn that(for VERY different reasons :p) find freedom and joy in it, and I think Doom’s the same way. Sollux is actually a good example of how Doom can be optimistic :)

He only starts coding SGRUB as a means of avoiding the “Fated” destruction of his species, something he wants to do purely because he thinks its the Morally Right thing to do considering that he doesn’t much like people in general :p That same dedication to his personal Rules drives him again and again to grand acts of self-sacrifice in defiance of Fate which make maximum use of the Systems he’s dealing with -as when he saved Feferi from the Glub by getting her into the Session in time, or accelerated the Meteor Lab to the Green Sun to escape the deletion of their Session and Universe- and led to a similar act of defiance in the face of Fate when he left Vriska’s “Army”, unwilling to be a party to the unwilling double-deaths of millions that he saw coming.

Sollux may be someone who has often felt “trapped” and “harried” by Fate, whether it be the voices of those who are Fated to die or his prophetic sureness of his and his friends’ deaths, but he never stops struggling against it, and so far he’s always managed to find a way to, with the help of those Friends, snatch a chance for survival, and for them to make their own Fate, from their dire circumstance :) To a Doom Player, “The Rules” are their domain, and by playing inside them and learning them well, Doom Heroes can learn how to bypass and even break them :) :)

Theorizing Role: Prince of Doom

Hello! Could you do a Prince of Doom analysis, please?

I certainly could, oh nameless Beshaded One :]

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arrowsforpens:

deliverusfromsburb:

leviswaxedass said: you know kat u sure are all about that erotic architecture. you sure you’re not apsexual??

I gotta say you can turn my head with a real fine flying buttress 

fan of sexpartite vaults myself.

I’ve always appreciated a good keystone :]

iguanamouth:

the afterlife isnt all its hyped up to be

gummydicksandpixiestixs:

(Source: spookyscarygummydicks)

thesixpennybook:

historical-nonfiction:

The Egyptian Mau is probably the oldest breed of cat. In fact, the breed is so ancient that its name is the Egyptian word for “cat.”

#did they name it mau because thats the sound cats make!?
now I am just imagining a very early Egyptian encountering a wild cat for the first time.
human: what the fuck are you?
cat: mau
human: oh okay then

thesixpennybook:

historical-nonfiction:

The Egyptian Mau is probably the oldest breed of cat. In fact, the breed is so ancient that its name is the Egyptian word for “cat.”

now I am just imagining a very early Egyptian encountering a wild cat for the first time.

human: what the fuck are you?

cat: mau

human: oh okay then

cakeandrevolution:

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”
And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)
tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

Or Classist/Regionalist(though again, in the US this is often the samething). In the US you’ll see a lot of this over the word “Nuclear”, which in Southern/Poorer dialects gets shortened/simplified to “Nukylr”(sorry, too lazy right now to look up the phonetics :p), and is then bandied about by a certain type of Coastal as proof that “Fly-Overs” are inherently stupid. You’ll notice that these same people never seem to have such comments to make about the Boston “Nook-lea” or the California “NooCleaUrr” |:/

cakeandrevolution:

sadboosexual:

theyuniversity:

It’s good to know that we weren’t the only ones driven crazy by people who “axe” questions.

Okay, see, we talked about this linguisitic phenomenon in my grammar class. I don’t remember what it’s called, but it happens with other words, too - my professor used an example of “uncomfortable.” When you say it out loud, most likely, it sounds more like “un-comf-ter-ble,” thus mixing up the position of the r and the t, like how the k and the s are mixed in this speech pattern. However, not many people are out here acting high and mighty because someone said “uncomfterble” like they are with “ax,” and that has absolutely everything to do with academic biases - because “ax” is associated mostly with Black people (and occasionally lower-class whites), it’s viewed as “improper” speech, whereas most people, even middle & upper class white people who are thought to speak the most ~proper~ version of English, say “uncomfterble.”

And a quick Google search yields that even Chaucer used “axe” to mean “ask” within his writing. (Source) (Source)

tl;dr actually caring about whether someone says “ask” ~”correctly”~~ is rooted in racist & classist biases of language so, consider, not. 

Most linguistic pedantry is inherently racist in nature.

Or Classist/Regionalist(though again, in the US this is often the samething). In the US you’ll see a lot of this over the word “Nuclear”, which in Southern/Poorer dialects gets shortened/simplified to “Nukylr”(sorry, too lazy right now to look up the phonetics :p), and is then bandied about by a certain type of Coastal as proof that “Fly-Overs” are inherently stupid. You’ll notice that these same people never seem to have such comments to make about the Boston “Nook-lea” or the California “NooCleaUrr” |:/

Ask-Reply to Maiden-Roar: Seers, Mages, and Writing
I think you said once that the mage class could be connected to books/writing. What if “write” is the relevant seer/mage verb? The mage acts by writing and the seer is *written through/onto* by will of the aspect. Even though a seer is the only one who can see their own visions, it’s still a passive class because once information gets out into the internet, it’s hard to get rid of it. And the seer is the vessel by which sburb/skaia/aspect gets its information onto the cosmic ‘internet’.

That was actually deliverusfromsburb ^u^ here’s the relevant Thread, starting with deliverus, moving on to msarano(she’s taking a break from tumblr right now, so just fyi), and then to me, though I can’t recall if it continued past that.

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terminaljackass:

Anonymous asked: 
I’d like to see Nepeta and Terezi roleplaying. Take that as you will (typing or FLARP or what/whichever, haha)
They are roleplaying being a witch and a witches cat. I may have misunderstood this entirely.

terminaljackass:

Anonymous asked:

I’d like to see Nepeta and Terezi roleplaying. Take that as you will (typing or FLARP or what/whichever, haha)

They are roleplaying being a witch and a witches cat. I may have misunderstood this entirely.

Caliborn’s self-destructive wordplay

sonnetstuck:

While I was rereading the new Caliborn pages today, I noticed something that I’d completely missed the first time. Namely, a joke involving one of the Japanese phrases Caliborn uses: “doujinshi man gaka.” Now, maybe this joke/pun was supposed to be totally obvious, I’m just slow on the uptake, and this post will elicit “well, duh”s. But I figure there must be some other baka gaijin like me out there who missed out on it completely, so I’m going to (perhaps unnecessarily) explain it until all the humor is leeched out. Here we go. Caliborn describes himself as a “(doujinshi) man gaka” twice:

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Now, my first time reading these pages, I activated my twin powers of Using Context Clues and Wanting To Read Fast; I assumed that “doujinshi man gaka” meant something along the lines of “anime guy” and kept going. But when I read through the pages for the second time, I decided that I’d try to find out what the phrase actually means. So I fired up Google Translate:

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"Doujinshi" is a general term for a self-published work (translated as "fanzine" by Google). And "man gaka" means… "ten thousand painter?" …O-okay. Is it trying to invoke, like, an ego thing? Caliborn thinks he’s as talented as ten thousand painters in one? Or maybe "man gaka" is an idiom or slang that Google isn’t hip enough to recognize. Oh well, at least I tried. But just before I gave up on my translation endeavor, I remembered something relevant.

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Caliborn tends to split compound words in two. So, going on a hunch, I tried deleting the space between “man” and “gaka.”

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"Man gaka" is a nonsense phrase, but "mangaka" means manga artist. Caliborn tried to apply his "splitting compound words" quirk here in order to emphasize the "manliness" of being a manga artist. But since "mangaka" is a transliteration of a Japanese word and not a compound English word, this tweak made the entire phrase lose its meaning.

Ultimately, this silly little wordplay works as a great (and I imagine deliberate) metaphor for a subset of the many, many things wrong with Caliborn. He makes a very conscious effort to play up and single out the “man” part of his personality, but he doesn’t realize (or maybe just doesn’t acknowledge) how destructive and toxic this is. Because in the process of emphasizing this one aspect of his identity, he makes this identity as a whole become unintelligible and broken.

What a baka.