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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Slow Movement

 Post subject: Re: The Slow Movement
Posted: 10 Apr 2024, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 278


I don't know much about the Slow Movement. Sometimes I've said that if American culture could be summed up in one word, it would be "HURRY!" and it might be nice to slow down. I'm probably focusing on the wrong thing here, but I'm wondering, what is a "singer that only lip-syncs?"...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why Do Some Leftists Love Fictional Villain Monarchs?

Posted: 08 Apr 2024, 2:44 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 781


I feel compelled to get this out of the way: You've found people who like King Magnifico? Where? Do such people exist? There are people who liked Wish?? I would have rolled my eyes at everything about that trainwreck when I was 9. I suppose theoretically there must be at least one person out there ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why Do Some Leftists Love Fictional Villain Monarchs?

Posted: 06 Apr 2024, 12:18 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 781


Accidental double post.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why Do Some Leftists Love Fictional Villain Monarchs?

Posted: 05 Apr 2024, 11:15 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 781


I wrote an entire post and the internet on my phone went off and took it away. Here's the short version: Why do people on social media who use Leftist/"Progressive" terminology seem to love fictional villains who are absolute monarchs that never make any attempt to share any of their power...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you heard of "tone policing"?

Posted: 23 Mar 2024, 7:03 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,692


I've had my tone misread many times. I think of myself as being very meek and polite, but sometimes, people have still read some sort of "attitude" into what I said and responded with anger. One particular instance that I remember was at a job I had when I was a teenager. I got on the walk...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't believe in "age appropriate" interests

Posted: 10 Feb 2024, 9:53 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,165


I always thought it was odd that in mainstream society, you were supposed to stop liking all these things at a certain age or else something is wrong with you, but you're allowed to root for the same sports teams from cradle to grave and that's perfectly OK. Happily, I think being interested in cart...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you were in "Inside Out," which emotion would be driving?

Posted: 10 Feb 2024, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3,334


If you were the human character in the Disney-Pixar movie "Inside Out," which emotion do you think would be driving in your head? It doesn't have to be one from the movie or the upcoming sequel.

Mine would be Frustration.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Anti-racism and Fundamentalism

Posted: 01 Feb 2024, 2:29 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 509


I don't have kids, so I can't really say first-hand how public schools work these days. During the Obama administration, I used to look at Right-wing conspiracy books for laughs and they would try to whip up panic over atheists and/or Muslims brainwashing American schoolchildren. (I'm an atheist.) U...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Suggestion to the change of the name Wrong Planet

Posted: 22 Jan 2024, 10:52 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 6,290


The name "Wrong Planet" is what attracted me to this site. It sums up how I feel sometimes and I think it's meant to be somewhat humorous.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How literal are you?

 Post subject: Re: How literal are you?
Posted: 19 Jan 2024, 9:02 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 833


When it comes to fiction, which is one of my special interests, I'm usually pretty good at seeing when something is meant as a metaphor or a joke, etc. However, I think there have been some cases in real life when I've taken things more literally than another person wanted. For example, my former ma...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tedium, routine and change

 Post subject: Tedium, routine and change
Posted: 19 Jan 2024, 8:50 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 3,156


Just a bit of musing about why I am the way I am. Inspired by the recent thread about disliking change, I've been thinking about why I dislike change, even though I often find my routine tedious. Besides just plain old anxiety, which is definitely one of the reasons, I think part of it is that chang...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: A metaphor for what happened to Hollywood movies

Posted: 09 Dec 2023, 12:40 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 9,480


Well, I think that most movies and books have always sought to convey some sort of moral. From Birth of a Nation on down. Full disclosure: I haven't seen “Birth of a Nation,” I only know it by reputation. I imagine the filmmakers thought they were teaching the audience an important moral at the tim...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: A metaphor for what happened to Hollywood movies

Posted: 30 Nov 2023, 2:46 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 9,480


Once, there was a famous restaurant called Hollywood that made all sorts of food. They made entrees that won important culinary awards, but what people really loved were their desserts. In particular, people of my generation were obsessed with their desserts because we were kids when the restaurant ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is the Status Quo?

 Post subject: What is the Status Quo?
Posted: 16 Nov 2023, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 174


There's a lot of mention of the Status Quo nowadays. For example, people constantly say that superheroes in superhero movies only uphold the Status Quo and that the true heroes are the villains, because they change the Status Quo. My question is, what do you consider to be the Status Quo of your soc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and lost potential

Posted: 16 Nov 2023, 6:56 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 40,343


I went to the guidance councilors several times, trying to find out of I needed math classes to transfer to a four year school. Somehow, I never got an answer. The only thing the councilors ever seemed to do was take a printed list of classes and circle which ones I needed to get my Associate's Deg...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and lost potential

Posted: 15 Nov 2023, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 40,343


Throughout my life, I've been told that I'm intelligent and I have potential. I'm a retail worker. I've worked at the same level for 14 years. People ask if I ever want to move up. I tell them no. It seems like a lot of pressure is put on management by corporate. I'd like the money, though :D. I was...
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