I've been thinking a lot about the last episode. It does this thing (like most of my favorite series finales) where it leaves everything open: not everything is explained, the characters still have things to do, and the audience is left wondering.

I think the common Western perspective on works of fiction is that we need closure. But we don't, actually. The characters and the world will exist beyond our experience of it, so there's no need to "wrap everything up" for the audience.

Also, to be clear, creators shouldn't leave things open for the sake of the audience or in hopes that they'll be able to make more in that universe. The work should end the way its author feels it needs to end. It's just nice to know that characters and universes keep existing beyond our experience.

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Finished Adventure Time (finally) this morning...well, not the prologues yet.

No one spoil that last episode ever. Such Evangelion vibes...if you had explained it to me a year ago, I would've been like "Wh--WHAT?! Well, I guess I'm not that shocked."

But they nailed it, yo.

Good morning, Elekk!

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

re: uspol 

btw this jack-weasel is on YouTube and was nearly-bragging that he'd been kicked off a Masto instance for that comment...so he decided he's going to make his own instance.

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uspol 

I just...I know I am preaching to the choir here, but I need to write it anyway.

Just (stupidly) watched a video where an old white guy said "Trump can't be a white supremacist. A few years ago, he was a Democrat."

Um. False. Also, those two things aren't mutually exclusive.

uspol, dread 

I can't help but think that attempted coups and promised violence are precursors to how other countries have become dictatorships -- and I'm like "Are we going to be refugees by next week?"

Like, I'm no history buff, but I remember learning about situations just like this elsewhere in the world and I'm quite worried that we won't come out on the progressive side.

The abbreviation FTW always throws me -- I watched ECW growing up, so "FTW" will always mean "Fuck the World".

Also, apparently it means "Forever Truly White" to White Supremacists...so maybe we should stop using it altogether.

I really enjoy (and miss) making videos. Does anyone have suggestions where I might host them?

@Username_Here_ASAP @xj9 @welshpixie
the laxative of parentage states that killing people is bad, actually, and glorifying violence is not good for stability and functional systems either, and people really want, for the most part, someone to stop and listen and really hear what they have to say, because actual psychopathy is too small a percentage of the population to fuel mass outrage and most people are caught up in a mess of isolation and hurt and other actual things that are causing them to behave in a way they otherwise would not, and, taking time to empathise, one can work out just what those reasons are and work together on alleviating them, and anyways it's necessary to know what others think in order to anticipate their actions and to not be caught unguarded, unprepared

@neauoire rejigged an existing charset I made last year, which was trying to make most characters fit 6x6 (except extenders and descenders).

might be a bit much though... I'll keep playing around tomorrow.

Left is outputting blurry text on OS X, I'll see if I can figure that out too.

In other news, I made my first state machine today! It seems to work though I haven't added all the states yet. I also know it's a probably a bit janky but it works and I'm happy bc it's the first time I've understood how a FSM works functionally.

us pol, discussion of that's 

Conservatives use Progressive tactics in bad faith and it drives me nuts! Like BLM charges a stage to share and discuss a political agenda. MAGA chuds charge the capital with guns to intimidate Congress... and they think those two examples are the same. Like no - protesting is meant to bring about change by way of awareness. What you did - waving guns around to get your way like a petulant child - was fucking terrorism.

I'm learning how to implement a state machine for the first time in my life.

Also my wife says I've nearly got my Alexis down so...

ugh. priorities...

Fuck hollow earth theory, we're doing nesting earths theory

Good morning Elekk! Remember: never expose yourself to unnecessary security things.

Sick burns about Little Women (1994) being labeled PG on Amazon for "drug use and violence" (cw for reference to those things) 

(from our living room)

"Remember when Amy stabs Jo with a shiv?"

"My favorite part when reading Little Women (which I never have) was when the Little Women get baked and started a bar fight with some townies."

Just learned that MF Doom died back in October. Doom has been an inspiration to me, and his work is nothing short of prolific (and underappreciated, tbh).

Rest in power 💔​

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