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goropancakechi -

So, why do people hate pinging now? And why don't they just remove the @? Like, you know, any normal person thinking about it would?


star-rice -

People hate pinging? Here? Or like, on twitter or whatever?

Regardless of the answer, please, if you feel like a ping is necessary, plz ping me. It will never annoy me ;w;


goropancakechi -

Nah more like, in general. I see it on twitter, in discord servers. People wanting to have someone know a message is for them without pinging, and some people outright saying they don't want to get pinged. The latter I understand when you're working and stuff.

But they do it in a weird way. Instead of just writing "name" without the @ (since @username is what pings), they go @.username or @/username or @ username or even things like @/../username or stuff like that and just?? Why. I do not understand.

Some people have also used said stuff to talk shit about others on twitter so the victim doesn't get pinged, and it all just sounds so like gossiping to me. It's not even shortening anything! Just leaving the @ out and Using A Person's God Damn (User)Name is shorter than 12 weird stuff in-between.

I dunno I just. Am so Done™ with some social media 'trends' sometimes because most of them are brainless and illogical.

Besides, if you have a post for someone, wouldn't pinging them make it easier for them to see? Or use DMs. Just. ??????????? Brain does not compute

Maybe I'm just a grumpy, stupid boomer but holy shit I just can't with people sometimes


star-rice -

Ah, idk why I didn't expect mfs to be outright malicious about this. I really should have expected it. It really blows my mind all the time how immature people are on social media platforms. And of course I realize its a large mixture of people blowing off steam, people being actual children, the larger community not being able to socially enforce standards as well on the internet, as well as there being smaller communities amongst the larger ecosystem that often create their own echo chambers where they viciously ward against new comers to the scene (ie, a clique). But good goddamn, 99% of the awful bullshit I end up hearing about is usually drama that could be solved with just a tiny bit of perspecive, a hint of critical thinking and a dash of compassion for other human beings. Or maybe I just have a bit too much empathy. Who the fuck knows.


Types of waterfall users:

babushka -
  • those of us who're basically here 24/7

  • "oh whoops i forgot this site existed for 5 months but now im going to post here!" *proceeds to disappear for another 6 monts*

  • *hoards the url and leaves*


princeofdoom -
  • Comes on once or twice a day, but never posts their own stuff, just reblogs

thedarklordgivenofucks -
  • lurks for a while, makes a dozen rambly posts and then disapears back into the shadows

goropancakechi -

So, why do people hate pinging now? And why don't they just remove the @? Like, you know, any normal person thinking about it would?


star-rice -

People hate pinging? Here? Or like, on twitter or whatever?

Regardless of the answer, please, if you feel like a ping is necessary, plz ping me. It will never annoy me ;w;


Oh my god.

For context, YouTube is changing parts of its Terms of Service, and this is, as of today when I received this email, now in effect for those in the U.S.

Edit: Also, if you aren't part of the YouTube Partner Program, you won't get a cut of the revenue generated from the ads (source).


[Pic ID: Text that reads, "YouTube's right to monetize: YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program." End ID.]


babushka -

That means ads on first aid videos!! 2 minute long unskiplable ads!!!


star-rice -

So this is a good time to shout out Newpipe. Its a very good alternative to the youtube app on your phone. It uses their APIs and stuff to pull videos and display them without ads. Ive been using it for a few days and Im absolutely smitten. It lacks a few functionalities as compared to the official app, but you can still recreate your subscription feed and play videos in the background (unlike the app). So theres a lot to enjoy, esp when Youtube has been pulling increasing amounts of bullshit. Unfortunately, its for android only bc Apple sucks big time, but if you have an android, its incredibly easy to install (obviously its not on any app store).

This page links to the APK files: https://newpipe.schabi.org/

If you're on desktop and still get ads, idk why you dont have origin blocker or any of the other big adblocking plugins/ad-ons, but please, do yourself a favor and get one.


princeofdoom -

There's also uBlockOrigin for desktop, I have never had issues with ads while using it.


star-rice -

Wow my brain blanked hard when I type "Origin Blocker" didn't it. But yeah, that one. Thats what I use. Idk if the landscape has changed since a while back when (the royal) we decided uBlockOrigin was better than ADB.


goropancakechi -

Really can't do more than advertising my streams everywhere I can, huh


star-rice -

I'd never consider it spam. I do similar stuff. I always wanna just desperately hang out with peeps, esp WF ones ;w;


star-rice reblogged babushka

Oh my god.

For context, YouTube is changing parts of its Terms of Service, and this is, as of today when I received this email, now in effect for those in the U.S.

Edit: Also, if you aren't part of the YouTube Partner Program, you won't get a cut of the revenue generated from the ads (source).


[Pic ID: Text that reads, "YouTube's right to monetize: YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program." End ID.]


babushka -

That means ads on first aid videos!! 2 minute long unskiplable ads!!!


star-rice -

So this is a good time to shout out Newpipe. Its a very good alternative to the youtube app on your phone. It uses their APIs and stuff to pull videos and display them without ads. Ive been using it for a few days and Im absolutely smitten. It lacks a few functionalities as compared to the official app, but you can still recreate your subscription feed and play videos in the background (unlike the app). So theres a lot to enjoy, esp when Youtube has been pulling increasing amounts of bullshit. Unfortunately, its for android only bc Apple sucks big time, but if you have an android, its incredibly easy to install (obviously its not on any app store).

This page links to the APK files: https://newpipe.schabi.org/

If you're on desktop and still get ads, idk why you dont have origin blocker or any of the other big adblocking plugins/ad-ons, but please, do yourself a favor and get one.


I love living in a place where they have a window to stare out of and to enjoy the breeze. They always look so happy and content.


star-rice reblogged naiad
naiad -

My mom has never really bothered to try to keep up with my current interests, or if she knows about them she ignores them if it's stuff she doesn't care for. So now she's trying to be more in my life lately and she keeps sending me deals and stuff relating to The Nightmare Before Christmas which I liked when I was like 13-15. And it's not that I dislike it now but it was also never something that was ever at a special interest level.

And I can be understanding in that it's obviously harder for her to keep up with my interests since I've moved out (though I do post about them a lot on ig and I know she sees my stories on there lol) but like there was a LOT of stuff that I was very obsessed with in childhood that I know she has to see as often as she does NBC. I've been SO into Pokemon since age 7 and she refuses to speak to me about it at all because she was certain I would "grow out of it". And the Wizard of Oz has been something I've been into forever, especially lately since I've been getting into the rest of the books. But Disney is "acceptable" and she can tell her friends she got her adult daughter Disney things without being embarassed about it.

I'm not really that frustrated because I know she's trying but for my first Christmas out of her house she bought me NBC ornaments and a blanket and recently she sent me a random bracelet that she found for a dollar online. And anytime she finds a coupon for something related to it she sends it to me and it's like I was never really a huge fan of it, I just enjoy it. But it would mean more to me if she tried to remember even one other thing that I was into instead of clinging to one brand.


star-rice -

Oh big ass mood. My mom did that to me all my childhood and its a wonder I talk with her as much as I do when one of the biggest messages I got consistently when I was growing up was "I have a violent one dimensional idea of you as a person and 50% of it is wrong". I'd try to tell her about things I liked and was into and why I liked them and was into them and I swear to god, sometimes it felt like I was talking to a brick wall praying some of the words I was saying would stick in her ears.


naiad -

"I have a violent one dimensional idea of you as a person and 50% of it is wrong"

This is too real. Like I know some of my mom's problem was that I was too "boyish" and didn't fit her ideal daughter but damn, I'm almost 30 now you figure she could bother to learn something else I'm into lmao.


star-rice -

I was gonna say "man I really hope I have a better relationship with my mother by then in hopes I wont still feel this way about her" but my sister just turned 32 and she has this exact relationship with my mother still. So how much hope is there really.

Sorry for your airheaded, inattentive mother. Condolances and solidarity from ny neck of the woods.


star-rice reblogged zylphide

map + set of 7 landscapes i painted to showcase the areas in my world


zylphide -

@glitchfvck commented:
i love the way u drew the map ??? it's so neat and nice to look at hdksfj !!

aaaa thank you!! i love drawing maps so it's nice to hear that it looks nice ;w;


star-rice reblogged naiad
naiad -

My mom has never really bothered to try to keep up with my current interests, or if she knows about them she ignores them if it's stuff she doesn't care for. So now she's trying to be more in my life lately and she keeps sending me deals and stuff relating to The Nightmare Before Christmas which I liked when I was like 13-15. And it's not that I dislike it now but it was also never something that was ever at a special interest level.

And I can be understanding in that it's obviously harder for her to keep up with my interests since I've moved out (though I do post about them a lot on ig and I know she sees my stories on there lol) but like there was a LOT of stuff that I was very obsessed with in childhood that I know she has to see as often as she does NBC. I've been SO into Pokemon since age 7 and she refuses to speak to me about it at all because she was certain I would "grow out of it". And the Wizard of Oz has been something I've been into forever, especially lately since I've been getting into the rest of the books. But Disney is "acceptable" and she can tell her friends she got her adult daughter Disney things without being embarassed about it.

I'm not really that frustrated because I know she's trying but for my first Christmas out of her house she bought me NBC ornaments and a blanket and recently she sent me a random bracelet that she found for a dollar online. And anytime she finds a coupon for something related to it she sends it to me and it's like I was never really a huge fan of it, I just enjoy it. But it would mean more to me if she tried to remember even one other thing that I was into instead of clinging to one brand.


star-rice -

Oh big ass mood. My mom did that to me all my childhood and its a wonder I talk with her as much as I do when one of the biggest messages I got consistently when I was growing up was "I have a violent one dimensional idea of you as a person and 50% of it is wrong". I'd try to tell her about things I liked and was into and why I liked them and was into them and I swear to god, sometimes it felt like I was talking to a brick wall praying some of the words I was saying would stick in her ears.


star-rice reblogged seabass

a mysterious night for the village... !


My union of all people: we know Covid has been tough on our country, especially essential workers. You're hard work is immeasurable.

Me: no the fuck it's not. Money. Give me money. Compensate my risk with money. Give me hazard pay. Burn down my company's headquarters until they give us more than our slave wages. And if you really want to make me happy, force them to call it hostage pay. Because that's what this situation is, and has been, for EIGHT MONTHS. Miss me with this "immeasurable" bullshit. It's sure as fuck measurable with our time and deaths. If this company had any moral bone in it's body, my hard work work would be correctly compensated with money not empty gestures. If you want to breed solidarity, oh dearest union of mine, express to me how much you're fighting for the things we need to make this situation closer to livable.


A little while back I bought some safety eyes for use on amigurumi projects and I finally got to use them on something. So here's a preview of a piece I'm working on, and I must say, already I know I'm gonna be in love with this thing.


Is a large shake really the thing I needed today before going to work? Without any other sustainence to speak of?

Physically? Hell no.

Mentally? This is pretty damn good.


An Anonymous user asked:

I saw you had some crochet stuff, specifically thermal stitch around here... yes! I LOVE the thermal stitch, just found my loop scarf I made with the thermal stitch back in the 2019 "polar vortex" or whatever, but yeah, c r o c h e t !

God, I really am loving thermal. My only gripe with it is that it works up so very slowly. But I'll be damned if it doesn't make a very very fabulous fabric. I want to make everything from bags to blankets out of it. A comforter out of thermal would be heaven. And a bag out of it would be durable as all living sin.


V cool video essay series on DayZ and the survival game genre thats very well put together and very entertaining.

SovietWomble has a lot of very well edited videos, but this is the first he's done in a video essay style and its fantastic. I'm thinking I might just start yelling about things I've greatly enjoyed and would like for other people to check out, so consider this kind of the start of that.


I Am A Transwoman. I Am In The Closet. I Am Not Coming Out.

NOTE: Wow, I wrote this piece anonymously and privately and did not intend for anyone else to actually read it. It was a way for me to vent…

Never would I have thought a 4 year old article would hit this hard about so much shit, but if this isn't a refreshingly honest article, idk what is.

I am compelled to share because it feels damn near illegal not to. That is how important this is to me.


Since Halloween is over, at work we've taken the outside candy and made it inside (for our personal consumption of course) and there happens to be a lot of gum based candies in the bowl.

Now this is literaly my only gripe about having a nose ring (and it's still my fault in the end) but I have a habit of reflexively blowing bubbles when chewing gum which 90% of the time leads to me forgetting to flip my nose ring up and consequently getting gum plastered all over my jewelry, much to my dismay.


magpie

quick magpie i did & forgot to post


star-rice reblogged star-rice
star-rice -

I've been seized by the unbearable urge to paint fish.

Unfortunately I'm at work sooooo 😟


star-rice -

@bumblingbee commented:
"It’s bc we were talking about betta fish eating each other like hamsters, wasn’t it?"

I actually made this post while I was at work yesterday before we had that conversation. I think I'd just seen something about fish and thought about all the cool patterns and colors they got on em and that lead me to thinking about arapaimas again.

For reference, here's how pretty arapaimas are:



I've been seized by the unbearable urge to paint fish.

Unfortunately I'm at work sooooo 😟


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