• Ziggurat@sh.itjust.works
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    2 months ago

    Relevant XKCD
    and I find it actually worrysome that a maintainer has to spend their evening working on lemmy rather than having fun. (And also kinda worrysome that they’re forced to go to a prom)

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    2 months ago

    Screw these other people saying this is sad. This is awesome! I spent many a Friday night at home programming or gaming and told my friends my parents wouldn’t let me go out. You get to go to prom with your friends and geek out, fucking perfect.

    I see a successful life in your future!

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    2 months ago

    mfw he’s looking at the next bug or pull request straight off his phone lol

    truly a richard stallman moment

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    2 months ago

    That really is depressing.

    That young kid should be enjoying this one special night that they’ll remember for the rest of their life, not buried in their phone screen working on something.

    I hope whatever they were doing didn’t take long, and they were able to put the phone away and make some lifelong memories <3

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      2 months ago

      Don’t worry, this was the funnest thing to do before enough people showed up

      Also, prom is not a freaking sacrament

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      Prom is really not all that special, it’s a formal for high-schoolers. I could barely remember mine by the time I finished college

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        2 months ago

        Prom is definitely something the media pushes to be more important that it is in reality. It’s fun, I liked going, but after high school it’s pretty meaningless.

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          You have to remember how many people peaked in highschool, married their highschool girlfriend, never went to college, had kids in their early 20s, etc. Not saying any of those things are bad, but highschool can be pretty definitive for some people.

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              2 months ago

              Should have been obvious considering the number of movies (especially 90s and early 2000s) that revolve around some big activity that must happen before/during/after prom.

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        2 months ago

        Hell, nobody in my class cared about it after a week.

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        2 months ago

        Might this have something to do with alcohol and other drugs abuse in college? /j

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      2 months ago

      Lifelong memories? Bruh I barely even remember prom. There are so many poignant memories that outshine that and I’m barely 31

      🤣

      Point is: leave OP alone, they’ll be fine :)

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      2 months ago

      Meh prom is not that special. If I knew I would have rather spent my time programming or playing

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    2 months ago

    High ranking on the cool-things-to-do-while-at-prom list. It’s also an example of adulting while among mermaids.

    To be fair when I was of prom age, most prom-goers hoped to get simultaneously high and laid. I’m not sure how 21st century proms compare.