Petros, The Reader

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I like to read really old books. Other interests include violently sword dueling with my younger brother, doing really risky things with a yo-yo, drinking tea, advocating Kierkegaardianism, and making people fear for my sanity. I love fantasy and science fiction. My first love was Jules Verne, but now my favorite author is Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which probably seems to contradict everything I just said. In summary: I am a sentient river rock in your backyard.

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Multiple Protagonists Tag on 9/20/2022 8:50:12 PM
I’m pretty sure CYBERMONKEY actually fits this description. Even though the POV starts the same, it’s pretty clear in the endings that you’re not the same person as any of the other paths. An uplifted octopus in a human body, a peace officer looking for a mole, a Japanese man who underwent plastic surgery to look like a foreigner, etc. I’m pretty confident that means there are multiple protagonists, though I’m less confident that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Uvoltard Thread on 9/16/2022 10:21:45 PM
“Change my very small masculine brain please.” Does this qualify as written consent for unlicensed shock therapy?

HAH LOSERS on 9/14/2022 12:14:58 PM
Do vaccinations give boyfriends autism?

EndMaster's Myth and Religion Contest on 9/12/2022 10:39:23 PM
Not gonna get any hate from me for grammarly. It’s an essential tool for comma abusers

EndMaster's Myth and Religion Contest on 9/11/2022 9:20:34 PM
Wait, planning?!! I knew I forgot a step!

I’ve got around 4.6k. I don’t have too much time to write at the moment (should pick up around two weeks from now assuming motivation stays high), but I’m pretty optimistic about what I’ve written so far. I’m pretty far behind my schedule, so I don’t know if it will be as long as I originally intended, but the story seems to want to stay shorter anyway.

Unfortunately, my writing style (rip and tear until it’s done) leaves me a lot of editing work, especially on commas. I tend, to, kind of, stick them everywhere, on my first draft, so, proofreading is going, to, be daunting. In short, I plan to succeed by writing faster the closer I get to the finish line, not pacing the story, and kicking my already impressive hubris up a notch.

Government poll on 9/7/2022 6:47:24 PM
There is a precedent for political minds in the UK to be strangely concerned with cheese

Government poll on 9/7/2022 6:35:59 PM
Chesterton on Cheese

Government poll on 9/4/2022 8:09:57 PM
Have you met an 8th grader?

Government poll on 9/2/2022 5:54:08 PM
Assuming we’re talking about Djinn from Islamic tradition, I’m just glad I l’m not being killed and eaten.

Government poll on 9/2/2022 12:48:44 PM
So first, the electoral system actually starts with education. I don’t know if it’s the standard everywhere, but the civics class I took in high school taught me bupkis. So, the most important addition to the education system would be a robust ethics course that truly attempted to establish a religious and non religious basis for ethical behavior. I don’t think this would bring us together under one banner, but it would decrease the “I believe this ‘cause mommy and daddy do,” or “this is what smart people believe.” Now that I have single handedly forced everyone to think for themselves (something that smarter people than me have been trying to do for millennia), we can move on to the electorate. The bicameral legislature stays. The only one people get to vote for, though, is the House. In these elections anyone with the qualifying age and residency status can run. Each submits a written essay of any length explaining what the purpose of life is, what the purpose of government is, and how they intend to ensure both. These essays are then voted for while the author remains anonymous. This helps people not get caught in the mire of “who agrees with me most.” And almost ensures the weakening of political parties. As people would tend to vote for coherent essays, it is likely that “smarter” people would get elected. Then the House elects the Senate from applicants, and the Senate elects the president from among themselves. While this system would definitely have its challenges, especially since Americans are illiterate, it would probably eliminate some of the problems from dumb electors It ain’t a utopia, but it’s the best I can imagine with the current US population.