Peak Whole Foods 

Me: walking into the elevator after a 'quick run' to Whole Foods for some essentials that ended up way more money than it really needed to be.

Someone walking out of the elevator, almost as if perfectly timed for entrance into the store: "And it feels good to not be so *wasteful*."

Twilight-zone-esque curse idea 

You get cursed to literally see the truth.

This ruins all modern media. Every digital manipulation is transparent. You can no longer see CGI. Anything shot with a green screen, you see only the people and the green screen itself. Any motion capture rig you just see instead of the character it represents.

Animation is an almost entirely blank screen. Oddly enough, though, older traditional animation (sequential photographs of cels) work just fine.

Practical special effects still work, so for example the original versions of the Star Wars films are good, but the prequels and even sequels are almost unwatchable. Rotoscoping still seems okay.

You become an expert on films shot in the 80s on back.

re: shameful confession 

@zebratron2084 Which furries have been doing for a long time, yeah. :-P

re: shameful confession 

@Soreth @zebratron2084 Look, you'll do just fine, as long as you leave that bastard Westphall out of it.


For reference, the first track on this is the one I decided to test this with just now. :-D

@rey Yeah, the sounds can be really 'pure' of a sort.

Actually, synth stuff and chiptunes both, ever watch them on a spectroscope? (some music players have that a visualizer, but obviously there's the real thing too) It's extremely fascinating and engaging. :-}

re: sort of a subtoot of something that keeps getting boosted onto my home column 

@Felthry Yeah, agreed. I use text emoiticons as punctuation a lot, but for emojis proper, they're more like... seasoning. Don't need a lot, but it also is not a substitute, more of a flavoring.

re: Postfurry is dead; long live postfurry. 

@Oneironott @Felthry @Kyresti

I've seen like... 5 or 6 different iterations of it. Though counting it is difficult, as it's been over something like 12 years I've been around bits of it?

And yeah, one branch of it has been converging in Seattle for most of a decade. But there's whole other chunks that exist online, too.

re: article, queer history in California 

@rey This is fascinating stuff! And I'm from California, so very relevant. :-}

Someday we'll find it,
the Rainbow Connection,
the lovers, the dreamers, and me... Honestly I'm only surprised in seeing that pic that it /wasn't/ you in it. :-P

Self promotion; music 

I did a set last night for furries to dance to! And I recorded it!
Here's the link if you want listen! :-)

It's Free Comic Book Day this weekend and if you're attending, make sure you support your local comic shop by also buying a thing or two! <3 (And maybe take a look at their indie/self-pub shelf if they have one WINK)

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