Social Justice And Words, Words, Words

Often considered in similar terms to Foe Yay. Tsunderes are often involved on at least one end. Kiss-Kiss-Slap is this in reverse kissing, then fighting. The scene where they kiss was actually a heartbreakingly epic and twisted failure of communications for both of them contributing to Asuka’s mental breakdown and Shinji’s Despair Event Horizon. They are attracted to each other but both fear rejection, so Shinji doesn’t dare believe it’s anything more than just a way to pass the time and Asuka pinches his nose ostensibly because his breathing is bothering her to get at least some kind of reaction out of him AND to ensure some kind of “plausible deniability” of her own emotions in the face of possible rejection. And rejection is what she reads from his passiveness even if he doesn’t mean it as such, because he doesn’t understand there to BE anything to accept or reject

One more step

Posted on July 7, by Scott Alexander [Content note: I get words all day through. First from him, now from you.

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There is a group called Young Americans for Liberty self described as: With more than YAL chapters and , youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle. They held a national convention in Washington D. There was a panel discussion at the convention on how to bring more women into the libertarian movement.

It was co-sponsored by a group called The Ladies of Liberty Alliance , self described as: Participation in the Ladies of Liberty Alliance is open to any female who identifies with, or is wishing to explore, libertarian ideas. LOLA participation is free and self-defined.

OT100: One Hunthread

Finland fought on the German side against the Soviet Union from My German great-grandfather fought against the country of his family…after he married a Pole. You have to wonder what these guys were thinking back then. If the Germans had not provided military assistance to Finland then the latter country would have gone under after a fierce resistance, and my father would have wound up as a guerrilla fighter in the woods.

The Bechdel Test, Bechdel-Wallace Test, or the Mo Movie Measure note, is a litmus test for female presence in fictional test is named for Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, who made it known to the world with this strip.. In order to pass, the film or show must meet the following criteria.

This trope is nothing but universal in romantic stories. It frequently brings to a close the Will They or Won’t They? When a male and female character spend a lot of time bickering , it is all but inevitable that sooner or later he will interrupt her in mid-rant by suddenly grabbing her and kissing her. Less frequently, she grabs and kisses him. The kissed one rarely resists, and usually responds wholeheartedly.

Usually this is triggered by their hostilities reaching a climax that results in an exchange of slaps, followed by a moment where both stare at each other in combined confusion and shock, after which they dive into the kiss. Either way, the kiss prompts both to realize that they’ve been in love all this time — the rationale being that they wouldn’t argue so much if they didn’t give a damn about each other. Normally results in some kind of permanent change in their relationship.

The concept is related to the theory that hate is not necessarily the opposite of love so much as its twisted twin; its opposite would be apathy. Ergo, lots of contained emotion towards a person might be translated into lust given the proper catalyst. Pulled off successfully, it can be

Slap-Slap-Kiss

Oh my, this is the perfect antidote to Monday blues. Deiseach April 23, at 1: It was partly my fault for having too much fun being on the receiving end of a Navy SEAL copy-pasta type experience, and I probably goaded Mr Gupta more than I should have past a certain point. I apologise to Scott for lowering the tone but dang it was fun! ManyCookies April 23, at 2:

The concept is related to the theory that hate is not necessarily the opposite of love so much as its twisted twin; its opposite would be , lots of contained emotion towards a person might be translated into lust given the proper catalyst.

Having seen it all in so many movies, she felt like she was going to visit a legendary movie set. It was too much to think about all at once. The Story of Humans and Space About six million years ago, a very important female great ape had two children. One of her children would go on to become the common ancestor of all chimpanzees. The other would give birth to a line that would one day include the entire human race. While the descendants of her first child would end up being pretty normal and monkey-ish, as time passed, strange things began to happen with the lineage of the other.

It happened slowly and gradually through the thousands of generations the same way your brain slowly comes to in the first few seconds after you rouse from sleep. But as the clarity increased, our ancestors started to look around and, for the very first time, wonder. Emerging from a 3. What is that bright yellow circle on the ceiling and where does it go every night?

The Problem With “Nice Guys”

WANT wait staff, waitstaff Yeah, it’s an ugly locution. It occurs primarily in help-wanted ads and signs. Some restaurants probably use it to cover their legal ass, but certainly not all. FWIW, the proprietor at the time was a former waiter. At Nick’s, Richard now works some hours as a host and some as a waiter.

The Bechdel Test, Bechdel-Wallace Test, or the Mo Movie Measure note, is a litmus test for female presence in fictional test is named for Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, who made it known to the world with this strip.. In order to pass, the film or show must meet the following criteria.

Posted on September 15, by Ozy Frantz [Content note: Some sexually explicit content. Discussion without endorsement of various forms of transphobia, homophobia, et cetera. The linked book contains much fascinating information, such as the fact that animal sexuality has been documented in almost species and that, in one study, ninety percent of observed giraffe sex was between two males. I am not sure why animal homosexuality is so common: I am not an evolutionary biologist myself.

But it suggests that the simplistic model in which fucking something other than a vagina is not selected for is incorrect. In addition, homosexuality is probably not inborn. A Swedish twin study with a sample size of found that genetic factors and shared-environment factors together explained only a third of the variance in sexual orientation, while two-thirds were explained by unshared environment.

Indeed, Spandrell admits as much, saying that we do not know the cause of gayness. Spandrell argues that female paraphiliacs do not exist because they do not usually tell researchers about being paraphiliacs. Unfortunately, he is missing the very large confounding variable, which is that women are fucking liars about sex.

As I pointed out in my Anti-Heartiste FAQ, evidence suggests that the entire sexual partner gap between men and women is explicable by women being goddamned liars.

Against Signal-Boosting As Doxxing

I had been having a lot of trouble naming my characters. Keep up the good work! Armond on 17 Aug at Jacob Mallow, Geneticist Extraordinaire on 18 Aug at For his super-identity, I think genetics sounds like an interesting source of inspiration.

That plot’s pretty workable, but Jamal feels like a chosen one. He gets made into a superhero because he was born with the right physique. It might be more dramatic if Jamal gets selected for the experimentation because he wins some sort of competitive process.

One informal analysis suggests short first names are strongly correlated with higher salaries. They are bad in several ways, and modern glyphs are little better. For example, v and w, or m and n. People confuse them all the time, both in reading and in writing. Even though they share relatively few pixels, they are still identical under rotation, and we can see that.

We could confuse them if we were reading upside down, or at an angle, or just confuse them period. OK, so we now have a set of unique and dissimilar glyphs that are unambiguous about their orientation. Well, we might want them to be easy to write as well as read. How do we define easy to write? We could have a complicated physiological model about what strokes can easily follow what movements and so on, but we will cop out and say: Rather than unwritable pixels in a grid, our primitives will be little geometric primitives.

The fewer the primitives and the closer to integers or common fractions the positioning of said primitives, the simpler and the better.

Antonin Scalia and the Politicization of the Supreme Court