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Japanese can't draw clocks January 24, 2017, 2:50 am
Seriously: - why does it point directly at 3 hours? - I and I?? - XIII??? - only detectives notice that something's not right

Ridiculous Google searches that lead to Doomworld January 11, 2017, 2:19 pm
The weirdest one wins. Let's begin:


Time to learn what these girls in tentacle hentai really feel January 9, 2017, 1:21 am
Yeah. I'm going to gastroscopy. Sounds scary as fuck to be honest (I'm a pussy) but I'm glad I'm going since I'll finally learn what is wrong with my digestive system. But yeah, it sounds like something straight out of "Alien". I'll post here if I come back alive.

Unequal length of messages in conversations January 5, 2017, 7:01 pm
Sometimes I get lengthy PMs but I can't think of that much stuff to say, so I send significantly smaller replies. Then I wonder if that makes me look disrespectful.

I also have some online friends that nearly always write much shorter messages than I do. So occasionally I wonder if these relationships are kinda one-sided and it is only me who cares about them.

Or maybe it's not the length that matters. But I often find it hard to think in this manner, and I can feel almost obligated to type just as many words as my friend did.

Nickname changes that you liked/disliked December 30, 2016, 4:50 am
Some nick changes I instantly like, with other I need time but eventually I warm up to them, and a bunch of them just doesn't work for me.

Sodaholic -> Blastfrog: at first I thought it was a total joke but now it actually sits well with me. I'm honestly surprised.

Cute error messages December 25, 2016, 12:56 pm
Do you guys like that stuff? Like when your browser crashes with an "Oopsie!" or you visit a 404 page and it tries to be funny about it. Bonus points if it shows an anime-like chibi character that's supposed to make you sympathetic I guess? For some reason that kinda pisses me off. I think I prefer simple informative messages that tell me what happened in a formal tone.

Where are all the blind people? December 19, 2016, 7:01 am
I've been thinking. I feel like I haven't encountered a single blind person in years. I'm not sure if I ever seen someone probing the surroundings with a long stick, using these yellow things for navigation, or reading a braille book on a bus, in the park, etc. I understand if most of the time they sit at home, but they still should appear sometimes? Do I just not realize that there are blind people around me? Do they typically try to hide their blindness because they don't want to look weak or vulnerable to pickpocketing? Did they all leave Russia since it's probably a horrible place to live in if you're disabled? Do they even exist?

"You can bring the remaining money next time" December 17, 2016, 6:53 am
Let's say I buy potatoes, onions, carrots and свёкла (dunno English) for 155 roubles. But I can only give either 150 or 200, so to not bother with the change the lady is like "ok, give me 150 and you can bring the remaining 5 next time". (that's like $ 0.08 currently) Does she actually expect me to do it next time I come or is it just a friendly excuse? I think when I do it, people usually give me kinda funny looks, like "heh, he actually took that seriously?". I guess it depends a lot on the culture. What is it like at your place?

Can you stop being a hipster? December 14, 2016, 4:39 am
I remember how back in elementary school these two girls made like a poll, which asked the participants to choose the coolest thing. The options were Harry Potter, Spiderman and maybe some third book or cartoon I don't remember now. I loooved Harry Potter back then (still do), however I chose Spiderman instead, even though I was barely familiar with him. I think that was because I saw that most people so far voted for HP and I didn't want to be like the majority of the class.

Some 15 years later, and I still sometimes experience similar feelings. Like if you watch an obscure movie and then you meet someone that is also familiar with it, normally you're supposed to be happy that you finally found someone you can discuss it with. However, on some occasions I will get annoyed instead, I guess because I found out that I'm less unique than I thought (which doesn't really make much sense because obviously thousands and thousands of people know that movie too, and one more person doesn't make any difference).

I guess this is like an insecurity, wanting to be unique due to not having much success in social life or something like that. But it's kinda interesting how even though I can identify these feelings and more or less understand (or at least I think I understand) where they are coming from, I still can't fully get rid of them sometimes. Maybe I should just embrace them and accept who I am, but I feel like they prevent me from connecting to people sometimes, so it's like there is an actual damage from them and it's not just an annoyance that doesn't matter in the long run.

By the way, Back to Saturn X is sooooo overrated.

kind of a little sort of a bit in a way December 7, 2016, 9:53 am
I've heard that you shouldn't be using phrases like "kind of" or "a bit" too often because they make you sound indecisive and maybe also afraid of voicing your real thoughts (so you're softening every comment with these words that make everything more vague and maybe also make you less responsible for what you're saying?). But I don't know, I think I rarely have, like, rock solid opinions on things. Usually everything is kind of mixed, I see various ways of thinking about the same things and nothing seems 100% good or 100% bad. So I feel like these "softening" words actually help me express my feelings more clear, they show the gradients or whatever. I dunno. What's your opinion on these words?