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Cake day: June 29th, 2023


  • Etterra@lemmy.worldtoGreentext@sh.itjust.worksAnon makes up a word
    5 hours ago

    Typical teachers in my experience. Also I remember the first time I saw the word gobbledygook, I think I might have been in middle school, and I must have laughed for 5 minutes straight. It was the most nonsense word I’d ever seen in my life and unironically hilarious. Which of course tracks with its meaning lol

  • I look forward to finding out what the shooters motivations are. I don’t personally expect it to be a left-wing partisan but something else, though I’ll refrain from speculating here. Let’s just say that there current Republican party tends to infight - to try and eat itself any time it senses weakness or deviance from the cult’s marching orders.

    Once law enforcement announced the shooter’s identity and the world gets to dig into his social media and communications data… Well I guess we shall see.

  • From all accounts he’s also just a really decent, normal kind of human being. Hell even tragedy that hit him is mundane and relatable (his parents died from carbon monoxide poisoning). You never hear about his kids being a menace in the news or social media, and it all seems very wholesome and positive.

    It doesn’t hurt that he’s a genius when it comes to music. His ability to create accurate to source parodies based solely off of listening to music is rare and extraordinary, and his ability to write stuff to go into his parodies is pretty legendary. He’s got a talent for rhyme. IIRC he wrote the Star Wars ep. 1 parody before the movie was even released, based solely on what he figured out from the trailers. And then with all of that talent he didn’t go trying to be a big shot, you just played the goofy instrument he loved it was a decent person.

    So yeah, good pull.

  • Okay I know this one sounds weird but hear me out. G1 Optimus Prime. As an example of why, a buddy of mine was only allowed to watch transformers back in the day because his grandmother (who was raising him) saw the character as a good role model, in so much is it cartoon character can be for a small child. Specifically, the character is honest, loyal, protects those unable to protect themselves, helps his friends… You can see where I’m going with this.

    I know it may sound silly, but a lot of the time when you’re a kid, hell even sometimes is an adult, fictional characters can feel more real and be more meaningful than real people are.

    Of course you should never forget that they are fictional characters, and then in real life almost nothing is ever clear or simple. Honestly that’s the point of a lot of fiction, especially when it includes some kind of moral component. That’s been true since the dawn of humanity; kids cartoons are just one iteration of that. But since kids spend a lot of their time paying attention to their favorite media, it’s pretty well known that it’s important as a parent to make sure you know what media they’re consuming and what it teaches them.

    So yeah, Optimus Prime. He may be a big space robot that turns into a truck, but the characterization and the moral and ethical lessons it can impart in you without you even realizing it are the important part.