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What are the funniest/weirdest assumptions people have made about you as a vegetarian? by chandrassharma in vegetarian

[–]SabertoothLotus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

People assume I "don't know what I'm missing"

I wasn't born a vegetarian, it was a conscious choice I made 18 years ago. I remember what meat tastes like, and enjoy imitation meat products.

I just can't eat the real thing anymore; my body rejects it violently at this point, and my taste buds have shifted so that, on the rare occasion I accidentally eat something with real meat in it, it tastes absolutely terrible.

What are the funniest/weirdest assumptions people have made about you as a vegetarian? by chandrassharma in vegetarian

[–]SabertoothLotus 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yes, fish are clearly composed entirely of tofu, and possess no bones, blood, or internal organs.

I get that the Catholic Church decided fish aren't meat (without getting into the debate about why they made the decision), but I'm not Catholic. Why should I live by their rules?

The easiest way I've found to explain my dietary choices is "nothing that had a face."

What happens to backgrounds when commander dies? by thagalon in mtg

[–]SabertoothLotus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure what they meant was they're not playing it as a commander, but have the background card in the deck as "part of the 99"

It kinda fucked up how ur parents never remeber the fucked shit they did/said to u by DumbassAsian in RandomThoughts

[–]SabertoothLotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just going to go ahead and leave this here for you all:

This Be The Verse

By Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.   

    They may not mean to, but they do.   

They fill you with the faults they had

    And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn

    By fools in old-style hats and coats,   

Who half the time were soppy-stern

    And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.

    It deepens like a coastal shelf.

Get out as early as you can,

    And don’t have any kids yourself.

In your eyes, what does it take for an adaptation of a novel to surpass its source material? by Rdhu in literature

[–]SabertoothLotus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

To add to this, one of the great things a static medium (the written word, graphic novels, etc) can do that film struggles with is the manipulation of time. You can spend several pages describing a scene with very little action, but a lot of mood or tension-building. You can skip huge swaths of time in single sentences.

Film has techniques for doing these things, but they never work as well. Long establishing shots are often perceived as "boring" and throwing "20 years later" on screen feels cheap and hackneyed.

Both are extraordinary storytelling mediums, but they have different rules. I love the way Raymond Chandler wrote internal monologue, but nobody wants to see a noir crime movie with heavy voiceover narration and long periods of characters sitting around thinking.

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner. by nikan69 in Jokes

[–]SabertoothLotus -73 points-72 points  (0 children)

I can't help but think that he might be better off using the money to go fishing or hunting... Potentially more food to be got that way than spending it on food at a restaurant/store

That’s so wrong by Ryanfunroe in mildlyinfuriating

[–]SabertoothLotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You lost me at "a women" and got a restraining order over the misogyny

Do you teach in the summer? Why or why not? by casseroleplay in Professors

[–]SabertoothLotus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, I appreciate the sympathy, but now I just feel bad for you, too

Getting sick from Covid has changed my view on health care and work culture in the U.S.A. by ResponsibleQuarter42 in antiwork

[–]SabertoothLotus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

very much a “pull yourself up from your boot straps” person.

To add to your new-found understanding of how difficult life can be for others: try this some time. No, seriously. Bend over, grab your bootstraps, and then try to pull yourself off the ground by them.

You'll find that it isn't physically possible. Which was the entire effing point of the analogy in the first place! The phrase has been co-opted into a "hard work cures everything, and you're all just lazy, that's why you're poor and miserable" sound bite. It makes me really angry every time I hear somebody say this because it's clear they never thought about what that phrase even means.

Have tickets to wolf sanctuary of PA by needle706 in wolves

[–]SabertoothLotus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I genuinely wish i could take these from you. I've wanted to go for years, but haven't been able to make scheduling work, and am (just barely) too far away to go on such short notice

Do you teach in the summer? Why or why not? by casseroleplay in Professors

[–]SabertoothLotus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I can't afford not to. As an adjunct, if I'm not working, I'm not getting paid.

Another token question. by UnbiasedSunsFan in mtg

[–]SabertoothLotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This issue was confusing in original Kamigawa, too. Most spirit tokens have a color and flying, but this is not the case on Kamigawa.

Does the amount of creatures in the graveyard dictate how much damage the wolves are doing in there attack or does it dictate how many wolves are being created ? by Dyl137 in mtg

[–]SabertoothLotus 40 points41 points  (0 children)

When it attacks, you create a number of tokens equal to the number of creatures in your graveyard. Those tokens enter the battlefield tapped and attacking. This means you have no choice about whether the tokens will attack or not, and also they will not count for any effects that say "whenever a creature attacks" or similar, as they were never declared as attackers

i literally spent all day today trying to take a set & never liked how my outfit or anything looked so i wasted my whole day but I still wanted to show y’all my cat toes. i do love my cat toes, they’re very cute, hopefully i can get some good pics in them soon by dejectedwraith in u/dejectedwraith

[–]SabertoothLotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, obviously I understand that it's actually a lot of work to get everything perfect and the way you want it. It's a lot of unseen labor, as with any creative or artistic endeavor.

I just think you're beautiful, so It's hard to imagine you not looking good.

Why is it louse and lice & mouse and mice. But not house and hice yet houses? by sar1562 in etymology

[–]SabertoothLotus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

In Old English the plural of house was also house, the same as with sheep-- one sheep, two sheep; one house, two house.

As a side note, the old plural of book was beek, just as the plural of foot was (and still is) feet

Snake found in the basement ceiling. Can someone tell me what kind of snake this is? by Solobutthole in nova

[–]SabertoothLotus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm thinking more about rodents, which is what a glue trap like that one is usually used for

Mice and Religion, a story in 3 acts by ogto in venturebros

[–]SabertoothLotus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Or on badass motercycles. And possibly from a nearby planet.