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by Sycorax
22 Jan 2024, 23:36
Forum: Health & Self-Care
Topic: Everyone's Autistic Nowadays (Or Are They)?
Replies: 4
Views: 3724

Re: Everyone's Autistic Nowadays (Or Are They)?

I've never in my life met a person with autism who lacked empathy. It may be expressed slightly differently than what neurotypicals are accustomed to, sure, but different doesn't mean "bad" or "nonexistent”. If he thinks autism is a case of "lacking empathy", then he's a thi...
by Sycorax
22 Jan 2024, 17:19
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Review of Napoleon (2023)
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Review of Napoleon (2023)

My personal favourite part of this atrocity was the line "Destiny brought me this lambchop".

https://youtu.be/b2xtAwlLROU?si=xjlZqo23XqmhAH-Q
by Sycorax
15 Jan 2024, 23:49
Forum: Random
Topic: Things I hear at work
Replies: 2
Views: 21460

Re: Things I hear at work

Patient just referred to electric vehicles as "vegan cars" and rosaries as "Catholic fidget toys". 10/10 assessments, I laughed so hard.
by Sycorax
15 Jan 2024, 22:33
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Orwell: A Critical Revaluation due... ?

I am of 2 minds about this but essentially I think hagiography and/or denial of unpleasant realities is no better than cancel culture in that they are both childish and intellectually dishonest attempts at reconstructing reality which ultimately serve no one. I am in agreement with both of you about...
by Sycorax
08 Jan 2024, 23:48
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Gothic Horror Tropes!
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Gothic Horror Tropes!

There has to be some level of reality/probability in order for someone to experience fear, which is why I find medicine so horrifying at times. Never have I worried about being accosted by an undead or supernatural predator because, you know, they're not "real". I do worry and fear for the...
by Sycorax
08 Jan 2024, 23:43
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Russian Fairytales
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: Russian Fairytales

I must use caution in the future when reading this forum and drinking-that comment made me laugh and snort my tea.
by Sycorax
08 Jan 2024, 23:32
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: The Importance Of Pronouns And Inclusivity On This Burning Earth.
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: The Importance Of Pronouns And Inclusivity On This Burning Earth.

I just wrote about this in a post I made about a lecture on Islam and it absolutely applies here. I don't want to quote myself because that seems a bit hubristic (and repetitive), but it also seems silly to come here and say "Go look at my other post". So please forgive the repetition: Ide...
by Sycorax
08 Jan 2024, 23:21
Forum: History, Economics, Political Science
Topic: "How Islam saved Western Civilization"
Replies: 1
Views: 861

"How Islam saved Western Civilization"

I watched this over the weekend, thought it was good, decided to share it here: https://youtu.be/C8M4i9fvq1M?si=T-s6kCIICno7xELl (Fair warning: Dr. Casagranda goes off on long tangents which do contribute to his overall point, but at times it was difficult to keep track mentally of how all his tange...
by Sycorax
03 Jan 2024, 19:11
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Gothic Horror Tropes!
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Gothic Horror Tropes!

Agreed, mildly interesting idea but couldn't manage to take it anywhere or apply it in an interesting way. I ended up abandoning that project entirely when I started working in healthcare, because healthcare changed my idea of what constitutes "horror". If I were to attempt to write a vamp...
by Sycorax
03 Jan 2024, 18:39
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Russian Fairytales
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: Russian Fairytales

It's like you've read this book. Honestly, that would fit right in with the content of these stories. I'm 400 or so pages in and there has been so much "man beats woman with some kind of stick and screams at her to obey her husband" that I've started rolling my eyes in annoyance at the rep...