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  • Hot take: The Devil's Arithmetic is technically an isekai story... or is it a SI?

    I am such a horrible person.
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    That moment when you realized that random people on the internet are actually more honest than colleges as far as money is concerned.

    This is depressing.
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Like, I'm not even talking about the value of a college degree.

    This is literally seeing a college I donated money to didn't use that money in the way I requested, and lied to me about it.

    This just means I'll spend more money on lewds next year.
    Yesman
    Yesman
    What foolish thoughts made you think diverting money away from porn was a good idea?
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Social expectations, and then I came to the realization that society no longer had much leverage. They have already taken away and denied everything, there's nothing more left to lose.
    In hindsight, I should have swapped my FiC username with my QQ username...

    ... oh well, at least neither of them are my moddb username.
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Sure thing, Keyser Söze. We were on to you from the beginning.
    t-dugong
    t-dugong
    That you, Agent Kujan?
    Hot take: WWII is actually a axis ploy to isekai millions of highly trained and experienced fighters to save all the fantasy worlds.
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    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    That highly implies I actually know the existing culture of the NSFW QQ before I decided to starting writing that story... I don't. I still don't.
    Nerx
    Nerx
    Best take
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Follow up idea: Hitler gets reincarnated as an big tiddie female elf, and now has to rally the elves against the hordes of orcs (think traditional hentai orcs).

    On the one hand, everyone wants to see hentai orcs gets their asses kicked. On the other hand few want to root for literally Hitler.
    ABC (American Born Chinese) are basically reverse weeaboos right?
    Alias
    Alias
    So what's the logic of that statement?
    beast_regards
    beast_regards
    Unlikely, since weeaboo have something to do with a fascination with popular interpretation of Japanese culture while not getting a single thing right. To be reverse-weeaboo you have to be literally a Japanese fascinated with American culture while also not getting a single thing right
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    The thing is, much of the chinese american community is still very insular, especially the working class communities. The second generation of the chinese americans, while do pick up some of the wider american culture, actual integration into the wider american culture doesn't occur for a number of reasons, mainly due to lack of encouragement from both ends.
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    Every time I see someone set their account on private on a forum or otherwise: Genesis 19:5
    So the news are saying that the unemployment is at the lowest since 1969 (or something).

    I wonder how much of that is simply because a lot of people have given up on trying to find any kind of employment, and thus aren't counted anymore?
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Yes, that is a major factor. It also does not mean that the employment is any good.

    People are working full time and need food stamps to survive. Others can only find part time work, and barely meet the definition of "employed".

    It is also a disparity between people thinking that the economy is doing well, and thinking that they or their family might do well. Some people feel better off being unemployed than having a job that costs them money when you take into account transportation and needing to find a babysitter, etc. National numbers do not fill the refrigerator.
    Eliar
    Eliar
    Part time employment is at unprecedented highs all around the world and in many places has surpassed full time employment.

    In 1969 being employed meant being able to live.

    Nowadays for many means barely being able to survive.
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Except for in those dirty socialist countries, what with their short work weeks, high quality health care, and first-class quality of life.

    But they pay more taxes, so it must all be a secret evil plot.
    I have no fucking clue what the fuck my wells Fargo investment account is doing. Like I literally have no clue what buttons I clicked to get whatever numbers its showing me now.
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Yep, those bastards. Although originally my checkings account was from a bank called wachovia, which was swallowed up by wells fargo back in the great recession and I just never got around to jump ship.

    It's not all bad, worst case I'll be losing $20k. It won't be the end of the world...
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    I think I sort of get it now, apparently the account just automatically buys securities based on the survey I filled out when making the account... Um. Ok I guess, I can live with that for now.
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    So basically I have little actual say in the matter. Didn't think that through or read the fine print when I set up the account...
    One of these days I'll figure out how to buy stocks...
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    t-dugong
    t-dugong
    Good luck, buy responsibly and make sure your broker is on the straight and narrow.
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Your day of pillory will arrive. Just give it time, and do it right.
    EiC
    EiC
    Don't fall for the technical analysis meme.
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