@The Dependent Clause odd! I know it was gone for a time, in the deathless purgatory of Internet caches and copied blog posts alongside the noxiously sarcastic 10.0 review of a John Lennon greatest hits album and their infamous "Zaireeka" pan. Guess BoC endorsement started fitting into the Pitchfork brand again.
@petejayhawk it'll do in the interim. Congratulations to melis and jfruh
* succinct nickname for Fruhlinger still in development
Everybody who bought a Daft Punk album in 2013. Why else would you?
Also, not Pitchfork Media, who erased their perfect 10 "Music Has the Right to Children" review from the site when Tycho and Nathan Fake and who knows how many other imitators wrung their sound dry
Where was this guy when Is This It came out, I wonder
$5 says he loved the shit out of it.
@Niko Bellic you are right about proximal distance being vitally important, but only for a certain caliber of relationship. You wildly underestimate the capacity for people to maintain relationships remotely. I'd say it's demonstrably true that they can, and they have since before modern telecommunication came into common usage.
I mean honestly, deeming human relationships meaningless and unimportant because their initial circumstances couldn't be maintained seems like a really awful way to live.
@Niko Bellic all these damned kids and their irrational desire to "be close to people"
Bully to Helena Fitzgerald and TNI for publishing 1,591 words re: the implications of a twitter meme, the only quibble I have is that the regression they attribute to twitter is inherited, primarily from forum cultures where teenage male misanthropy curdles in communal pots and adults act like children out of boredom. Those have been around for years and have produced much in the way of think piece writing (Adrian Chen's Reddit reportage being a recent example).
I'm pretty far removed from SLAS in terms of demographics but I know how she feels, I think. I'm bi, is the thing, but I was abused by a man when I was a child and I have this great fear of them now, I have pushed from my mind the thought of being with a man. just typing those words repulses me.
I think Polly is on-point here, I think LSAS should interrogate why it is she came to this point and what she wants out of herself. When you've suffered profound abuse people will tell you that you've been strong and tough and a survivor and it all feels untrue, because you've already internalized the "lesson" of trauma and you feel that, if you had been different in some essential way, things would have been different for you. I have failed through my life in many ways because I wish myself punished for the things that were done to me. And I've punished people who would love me because of the things about myself they remind me of. I suspect LSAS is similar in that way.
I think Polly's right, and that LS should stick with therapy, I mean really stick to it, throw herself into it, and defy herself whenever possible. Don't turn out like I did, or you'll waste away.