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  1. I pulled a rib muscle at 2AM and didn't get back to sleep for an hour.

  2. It's cold where I am :(

  3. I got my wisdom teeth out a few days ago. I can only eat purees for two weeks ūüėē

    1. Emerald Cheetah

      Emerald Cheetah

      ouch! I'm getting my wisdom teeth out in mid July. Glad to see you're still alive tho¬†ūüėÉ

  4. Welp, guess we're not making progress politically for three years.

    1. Apathetic Echidna

      Apathetic Echidna

      uuuh. Well I assume the Adani welcome mat will be rolled out now and the banks will get away with being shady money-grabbers

  5. I'm not dead!!

  6. I feel awful today. I'm both mentally and physically ill.

    1. Apathetic Echidna

      Apathetic Echidna

      are you feeling better today? big chocolate covered gift hugs to you if not

    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      Yeah, I'm all better thankfully :D

  7. Can you please change your pronouns to "he/him"?

    1. NullVector

      NullVector

      Why? I don't mind doing it, but I'd like to know the reason you asked...

    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      Pronouns aren't inherently tied to gender. Nonbinary people can and do use he/him and she/her.

    3. NullVector

      NullVector

      Okay, I've got two issues with that reason:

       

      1. I'm not convinced that your first sentence is factually correct for the specific case of English language third person singular pronouns (which is what we're discussing here)
      2. I disagree with the implication that your first sentence logically follows from your second sentence.

       

      For point 1: as far as i can gather, he/him pronouns are classified by linguists as 3rd person masculine singular. Like here, for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_personal_pronouns i.e they are taken as inherently tied to gender (male gender, in this case) and that assumption is built into the structure of the language (so, English language just assumes a male/female gender binary exists, as I understand it). So me putting 'male ones' on my profile as shorthand for he/him/his/himself pronouns seems consistent with the standard category names linguists have adopted for English pronouns.

       

      For point 2: non-binary identifying people might indeed choose to use he/him (or she/her) pronouns to refer to themselves; but that doesn't alter whether or not the English language (and the majority of the people that speak it), by assumption, map these pronouns to a specific gender identity. If yes, then I guess that leaves any person identifying as non-binary with a choice - they can either accept and use the standard pronouns and everything they're taken to imply (most likely with some misgivings). Or, they can refuse to use these terms at all and seek to encourage change to the basic structures and assumptions of the language itself - with adoption of new pronouns for example (and perhaps other related changes). 

       

      It's unfortunate and I don't know what the best option is here. But, in a sense, it's just one example of the sorts of issues that come up all the time around socialisation; we have to compromise on various aspects of our individual identities and thought processes to be able to participate in society and communicate with others. I mean, a person identifying as 'Buddhist' might find a linguistic convention like "my body" similarly problematic - it implies a separate notion of "me", a separate notion of "body" and a relationship of ownership between them (with the "me/my" owning the "body"). Considering that it leads to all sorts of erroneous assumptions and thought processes, they might wish to invent a new language, free by design of these sorts of assumptions, and encourage other people to adopt it. But, this seems unlikely to happen. So, they may instead adopt the common linguistic conventions whilst simultaneously being aware that what they are taken to imply by most people is not actually true or (perhaps more importantly) helpful. Maybe non-binary people are in a position somewhat like that? English spelling is another (more trivial, perhaps) example. It's non-phonetic and this causes all sorts of issues for children trying to learn to read. But what to do about it? You've got a subtle kind of 'legacy code' problem to solve there.

       

      I'm not being intentionally stubborn. I'm very much open to changing my mind on this. If you (or anyone else on here) can give me additional reasons then I'll definitely think about them. But I'll leave my profile it as it is for now.

  8. I managed to get my Discord back up, but my nail polishes are ruined because of how hot it's been where I live lately. :/

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    2. Anything_but_allo

      Anything_but_allo

      Oh man I feel you both ūüėÖ except for me I‚Äôve forgotten to clean my room and I‚Äôve come home to dirty clothes pulled on top of each other and dirty bed sheets, yet I‚Äôm to lazy to clean up. Oh well XD

    3. Emerald Cheetah

      Emerald Cheetah

      Hot? It's been consistently below freezing where I live! It's currently -6 Celsius and school was cancelled twice this week due to the winter weather. 

    4. Apathetic Echidna

      Apathetic Echidna

      @Emerald Cheetah¬†lemme tell you, they don't cancel school when it is hot...on the up side there is a 20% chance that there are some rooms at the school that have equal or greater air con than at home.¬†ūüė§¬†

  9. Well... my Discord updated itself to a version I literally cannot use at all and I'd have to start from scratch if I used an online account so my presence on Arocalypse is dead. Yaaaay.

    1. Anything_but_allo

      Anything_but_allo

      Aw I’m so sorry! Is there any other computer or device you can use that could possibly allow you to use discord? I’m sorry I’m not great at this stuff myself. I hope everything will be ok though :(

    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      There is my phone, but battery power is a thing and I have other things I use it for so that's not really an option.

    3. Anything_but_allo

      Anything_but_allo

      Aw I’m really sorry about the situation :(

  10. I went to a wedding yesterday! It actually went really well. I ate all kinds of finger food and danced the night away :3

  11. How does Crunchyroll not have every episode of the original Yugioh yet?! I know legal issues prevented them from having it at all until 2016, but it's been two years since then.

    1. Jot-Aro Kujo

      Jot-Aro Kujo

      As in season 0? I know a place to watch it, but yeah... I wish I could watch it on Crunchyroll instead of shifty sites with weird fansubs...

    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      @Jot-Aro Kujo How are the subs weird? O.o

    3. Jot-Aro Kujo

      Jot-Aro Kujo

      Well for one thing they say "Yuugitachi" when they could literally just say "Yuugi and the others" or whatever. You know, typical fansub unnecessary Japanese stuff.

  12. Me: *is in a fit of depression*

    My mum: Let's order some pizza!!

    Me: ???

    1. Eklinaar

      Eklinaar

      :pizza emoji:

  13. I hate having dry skin.

    1. Costati

      Costati

      I feel you I have oily skin and it's really a pain too. People with combination skin must be living the dream somewhere while we all suffer :(

  14. This week I learnt that my dad still believes there are only two genders. I didn't bother to say anything to him, but still... ugh.

  15. I was actually pretty excited to plan an outfit for my sister's wedding this year... but no, turns out it's all being planned by the bride-to-be. I didn't know about this beforehand since I was six the last time I was anywhere near a wedding. Thanks, allos!

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    2. Apathetic Echidna

      Apathetic Echidna

      I guess you might have to just grin and bare it then take great advantage of the catering at the first chance you get. 

    3. Eklinaar

      Eklinaar

      Yes, the best part of weddings is free food!

    4. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      @Eklinaar That alone makes it a whole lot more worth the time. I also get to see my older sisters who I really don't get enough time with. :D

  16. How do I have 185 posts here?

    1. Eklinaar

      Eklinaar

      Maybe we should start a food thread so your count can go up a lot more.

  17. I've been very @Eklinaar this week XD.

    1. Eklinaar

      Eklinaar

      Maybe I need to be very @AoA for a while, then.

  18. My dad visited for a while and although he knows I'm ace, he seemed to combine asexuality with aromanticism. He thinks all aces aren't interested in marriage.

    1. Mark

      Mark

      Assuming that everyone is perioriented, has the same sexual and romantic orientation, is the default assumption within society. Even to the extent that sexual orientation will be used in contexts where romantic orientation would make more sense (e.g. marriage).
      For varioriented people only allo aces appear to have much in the way of recognition or advocacy.
       

  19. We have over 700 members now! :o:aropride:

    1. Apathetic Echidna
    2. Star Girl

      Star Girl

      I only see 649... have we lost some?

  20. I just slept for two hours today after getting very little sleep last night.

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    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      Nearly 4:30 PM. :P

    3. SamwiseLovesLife

      SamwiseLovesLife

      :o It's 9:28am here.. No wonder this status confused me :')

    4. sarcastic kitten

      sarcastic kitten

      Yay ! A Panda like me :D

      This week alone I had a maximum of 16 hours of sleep. I would never thank Mother Nature enough for letting us having coffee..;

  21. I didn't know I was this relatable.

  22. I dunno. My brain was weird. :/

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    2. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      We can all be weird together! xD

    3. omitef

      omitef

      No we're all gonna be weird alone just like we're gonna DIE ALONE THE WHOLE WORLD IS MISERABLE LIFE SUCKS

    4. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      Wow, you parodied me! xD

  23. I woke up really early again today.

    A plane crashed a few days ago and I didn`t really react. I`m dead inside. :/

    1. TheAP
    2. Louis Hypo

      Louis Hypo

      *hugs also* knowing my deep discomfort isn't a singular instance is somehow reassuring. I guess we've all got to keep on trucking.

  24. Valentine`s Day is the one day that I`m lucky I`m always alone. :aropride:

     

    :(

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