TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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(A)Sexuality on 3/19/2018 9:21:10 PM
This is the most insightful thing I've ever heard on the subject. Probably the reason I'm the way I am.

(A)Sexuality on 3/19/2018 9:17:52 PM
Not defective.

Public Libraries on 3/15/2018 10:25:08 AM
Didn't see this thread when it was new, but it's not off the first page yet so... I prefer books to digital media. For some reason, when I read an actual book it commits to memory so much easier. Not like that digital stuff where if I set it aside for a few days or even hours, I have to go back and start over or else find something else to read/do entirely. My first experience with a library was a gargantuan (to a young kid anyway) collection of books in a darkened building that covered half a city block and the rows of bookshelves seemed to go on for miles. It also doubled as a county museum and when I wasn't reading at one of the six large empty tables in a huge empty room, I was perusing the tiny exhibits and imagining myself in the scenes depicted or wielding the tools and weapons on display. It was an actual place of learning and should I ever return there, I'd like to see if their doors are still open. They had a slide projector and would show little stories with morals to children. On rainy days, I'd go down and see if they'd gotten any new ones in since the fishing wasn't really that good and all the kids my age stayed in playing with their new Atari game consoles or watching some boring movie on their family's new VHS. There was always something new and exciting to learn about within those walls. It was great! That's why I hope libraries make a comeback. I've been meaning to visit the local one here for a while now, but they are only open during the hours that my business is and I can't close the doors just to go on a book-finding scavenger hunt. Oh well, that's the price I have to pay for getting old, I guess.

Mom wouldn't let me kill tonight. on 3/7/2018 7:59:24 PM
Out of habit, that's the first thing I usually do so I tried not picking it up and voilà...disabled links. You probably just solved the problem.

Mom wouldn't let me kill tonight. on 3/7/2018 7:32:46 PM
It works fine for me. Sometimes things around here can be a little buggy. You could try clearing your cache and try again in case it might be a problem on your end.

Trump's Tariffs on 3/7/2018 12:14:30 PM
I can agree with the steel, since the vast majority of our mining and foundries were shut down due to inferior products being dumped into the U.S. markets at such a cheap rate that our own industries could no longer compete, but I'm worried about what imposing a tariff on aluminum might do since so many manufacturing jobs are dependent on it and we produce very little of our own. I can see it creating a crisis worse than that of the '20s & '30s when aircraft and auto industries are forced to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees. Not to mention everything else, since it's hard to find something that doesn't use aluminum in one form or another.

Please Help. on 3/7/2018 11:09:44 AM
I'm a little late to the party, but have you considered grabbing a bunch of bible quotes and praying for your parents' souls in as loud and dramatic a fashion as you can possibly muster anytime they take you out among people? Whenever they do something that you don't like, you could start wailing and slobbering and "speaking in tongues" as you desperately put everything you have into saving them from the fiery pits. You'd have to do it around the house, too, so they wouldn't suspect that it's just an act. If they believe that religion has made you a "crazy nut job", they might be tempted to find something else to occupy your time that's a little less embarrassing to them and more suited to your fragile mental state. Who knows? There might be actual pizza at the new clubs they find for you. If nothing else, it would make for some really funny anecdotes you could tell here on CYS and across the Internet.

Glorious Sleep on 2/22/2018 1:34:01 PM
It hasn't been easy, that's for sure. Though, a lot of my meth-addict neighbors get by on even less. I've been wondering how I've managed to keep my sanity. But, that might be subjective since it seems the whole rest of the world's gone mad.

Glorious Sleep on 2/22/2018 12:15:44 AM
If I'm lucky, I get 6-8 half-hour sessions a night. Any less than that and I'm worthless. Thankfully, I have a caffeine addiction and start drinking strong tea throughout the day after my morning coffee to keep me going.

True story, bro. on 2/15/2018 3:14:50 PM
What really irks me is when people just parrot the old writing advice "reinvent a scene from a book" without qualifying it with "don't just reword it or slap wigs and fake mustaches on the characters". Younger and inexperienced writers might not really get what it really means. This isn't even a borderline case, in my opinion. Anyway, best of luck in this and hopefully you won't have to track him down, key his car and slash his tires to get justice.