Swiftstryker, The Contributor

Member Since

10/17/2011

Last Activity

7/11/2021 8:45 PM

EXP Points

183

Post Count

3959

Storygame Count

0

Duel Stats

11 wins / 16 losses

Order

Marauder

Commendations

1

Profile pict is from this awesome young woman.

And...I'll probably be drowning in classes...which means inactivity...so...yeah.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Given by BerkaZerka on 06/17/2021 - Old School CYStians rule!

Storygames

The Prisoner's Caravan
unpublished

A loosely DnD-based storygame for a campaign I had in mind, but never got to writing.


Recent Posts

Swift's thread of rants. on 7/8/2021 12:58:25 AM

Off the top of my head:

Massive CO2 release, with much of the water going straight back down to the ocean.  The CO2 that does saturate the water lowers pH levels, endangering nearby wildlife in the short term and making life shittier for coral reefs globally within 5 years.

But because water isn't exactly as oxygen-rich as air, lots of soot byproduct that will sink to the bottom of the ocean floor, probably blanketing the sand or floating around to get dispersed all over the globe over a 2 year time period or less.  Or you know, it gets stuck on our shores as we do an oil cleanup like we always do.

Overall result: probably one step closer to Venus, but it takes many steps to become Venus.

Economically: small price shock to crude and derivatives (fertilizer, gasoline, plastics), neglible for long term as long as OPEC does their job.  Gasoline uptrend we have currently exists for entirely different reasons.

I don't really care because there isn't much hypocrisy to be had, and I'm far too jaded at this point to believe that oil companies won't do anything but go down kicking and screaming when we replace oil's utility one industry at a time.


Swift's thread of rants. on 6/29/2021 11:16:25 PM

Funny how I can scream and shout that Saudi Arabia funds the Taliban here without being at risk of suicide.  I think.


Swift's thread of rants. on 6/23/2021 8:43:38 PM

I was low-key hoping for China to be less clinical about their ethnic cleansing, but I guess they decided to be all Virginia about it by going the clinical abortion route (er, infanticide).  You know, the whole "let's stimulate labor prematurely and then fail to provide medical care because babies are less than perfect" spiel (I know a lot of you pricks here are pro-choice / don't care and that's fair enough, since high cost of living is the common factor for the lack of baby-making in any country).

But I mean, Nazis didn't really have the tools to make the ethnic cleansing of Jews as euphemized as China's work on their noodle-making, Mecca-worshipping Uighurs, but it's not like the re-education camps and what the shit are any worse...right?  I dunno, I just feel like it's a very post-USSR Chechnya thing to do.  (Less on the re-education part, more on the whole "razing your entire village and then making you put trees in the desert" part.)


Swift goes on a rant because Mizal told him to. on 6/16/2021 5:20:35 PM

TIL UCR and UCI (two second-rate schools from the well-known UC system) give admission preferences towards the children of wealthy Chinese, often at times hailing from the Communist party's members and their business partners.  Given how those two cities are having a large growth of the Asian population, one has to wonder how long it will take before Chinese politicians end up replacing the Vietnamese and Koreans.

There's also a major concern that China could weaponize ethnicity-studies classes and Critical Race Theory overall (while being large proponents of Han-Chinese chauvanism, so hypocrisy +1 to China), since the language and ideology shares a lot of characteristics with the Cultural Revolution that Mao Zedong was pushing for.  As well as the whole communist movement that led to the creation of Russian gulags.  And don't forget Pol Pot's little crusade.

Do I trust Americans at large to know any of this, from either side of the political spectrum? No.  Do I trust any legislative, judicial, or executive body to raise concerns about this?  No.

Anyway, a lot of the escalation between either Retardicans and Democraps could've been quelled if we brought back Fairness Doctrine and banned corporations from buying out broad news networks.  #StopAsianHate is about as useless as a nerd asking their bully to not get their face smashed in while getting their face bashed in, but Democraps would rather their least favorite minority get publicly ball-busted instead of directing that smoothbrained anger towards the WHO and China's government (which would have created a very nice excuse for sanctions, mind you).


Coins has complex beliefs about the death penalty on 6/10/2021 6:16:14 PM

Guns tend to fix problems before they get stuck in court.  I concur.


What are you watching? on 6/3/2021 12:59:30 AM

Yes


Exams again on 6/2/2021 8:17:21 PM

I shudder to know what your maple syrup tastes like, so that it goes well on meat rather than pancakes and waffles.


MSPainting with Bob Ross on 6/2/2021 2:52:56 AM

Can't you run that painting through one of those new-fangled algorithms and have it shit out a poorly photoshopped painting?


Exams again on 6/2/2021 2:51:29 AM

I bet you put maple syrup on your sausages.


Is beating children normal? on 5/26/2021 6:13:50 PM

You have to beat them right after they do things wrong (and only when they do things wrong); if you beat them all the time they grow up confused and scared of everything.

Rather than look at volunteers, though, I think a longitudinal study with periodic surveys would be more beneficial, since some of them get beat too hard and may get scared about talking about their experiences.  They would be underrepresented otherwise.