devised a featural phonetic alphabet for the express purpose of being able to post my smutfic to-write list on my wall
because the IPA is too transparent (to users of many derivatives of the Roman alphabet, that is) (a group that includes my parents and grandparents) (they’re in town and popping into our house periodically now)
Thinking again about how I wish my dead grandfather was alive (and vice-versa).
I’d rather shake hands and talk quietly with the man who went through death threats for civil rights and loved his wife as an equal than exchange knucks with the man who yells his wife scared and thinks undocumented immigration is an actual serious problem.
yes, i’m an incomprehensible darkness amorph. yes, i hover waiting at the razor-thin edge between sanity and the truth. don’t z̡x҉yghl q͎͉̻͇̳͙͞w͟w̬͍͕͈̙̞͘r̲̥͖̩̞͞y̭͠y͙̯͇͇͉̤̦p͎̠͕͚ͅy̖̻̪ ̦̗͙ͅj̵̰̒̽̏̔̚k͍̅̊̾̇̇͜kͤ͏̰ľ̶̀́͒x̔̋̏̀ͥd̰̼ͬͬ̀,̤͔̻̣̊͊͛̍ ̴̽̉͊̎̃a̷̵͉̭̬̥̟̓͌̒ͅx̝͍̲̥̏̄̓̊̇z̡̬ͮͣ̀ͣ͑͢y̨̡̠̺̼͍̠͉̱ͮͦ̊l̛̥͎̥̺̤ͯ̇̃͡ǒ̷̡̳̖̪̱̺̙͂̄ͭͭ̆̓̊͞t̖ͬ͛̃͌̉ͫͦl̓̎̓͏̰̬̬̺͖͘k̶̀͌̌̇̔̂́̀́͏̴̟̮͉̜̮͖̩͔̻̭̟̹̻͟kͧͩ̔͆͋̓ͩ́͒ͧͦ͂͂ͥ̈́ͫ̉͢͠͡҉҉͙̦̘͇͙̩͚̪̙̘̮h̸͌̂̎ͪ̓͒̐ͨ̉̽̓̆̒̾̈́̄̇̇҉̸͈̯̰͕͕͇̥͠ģ̴̵̰͇̙͈̞̥̥̗̦͕̉̃ͮ̄͐ͭ̒̂̐ͩ̅̅̽́͘ͅͅf̧̞̘̖͇͍̳͙̦̣̩͍̥̦͙͚̰̝ͬͯ̈́̿̀ă͐̄̀̉͏̶̬̲͖̳̻͖̦̱̤̗̤̭̘͉̝̗̠͢͡a̴͚̖̣̠̫̮̰̯͙̳͈̤̟ͣͦͭ͂̓ͨ̊̀̉̒̽͐ͧ͒͜͟͠ͅv̧̠̠̮̬̦͎̯̽ͣ̃̿ͥ̽̓ͣ͆̿̅̕n̫̣̬̙̫̦̟̲̠̺̰̹̥̙͚̰̺͂͐̈́̅ͬ͊ͦ̂̃̐̔̉̿̋ͨ̋̐͠ͅyͦ̐̐͋́͠҉̝̦͖͈͇͉̘̗̫͕̻̞̘ṭ̸̸̻̤̠͈̻̗ͣ̋̔͒͟͠p̸ͤ̒ͭ̃̃́ͮ̄ͯͥͮ̀̆̂͗̈́́͜͏̤͙̠̘͚̠̦̱̺̯̹̣͙̝ẑ̶͙̻̻̝̖̰̭͓̟͙̤̗͉͔͙̪̊ͫ͋̽ͦͬ̿͌͑ͬͤ̅͊̓̓̀͞z̨͖̻̻͓̭̬̥̼̞̰͕̜̟͈̘̲͇͂ͦ̋ͩ̊͆͆ͥͦͩ̚!̶͓̖̙̗̮̲͍͇̉ͯ̔̔̐̂͒ͯ̽̊ͫͨ̋̽̒ͨ͆́͝
How To Play: Browse some otherkin tags of your choosing (therian, multiples, oddnose, whatever super-special secret tag they’ve come up with this time). Drink, preferably in the company of good friends to make sure you’re okay afterward.
Shallow victory is the reward for satisfying a game’s win conditions.
Deep victory is getting to write the rules.
The people who write the rules decide who receives the shallow victories.
'Shallow' and 'deep' are not a binary here; sometimes, part of the reward for playing one game successfully by the rules is getting to write the rules for another, related game. See: Promotion into a policy-writing role, or becoming team captain and assuming social control of the team off the field.
Confusing the matter further, some actions are not easily classifiable as being ‘deep’ or ‘shallow’ in nature. If you play the game by the rules but, by using a novel strategy, change the way the game is played, your actions seem at first glance shallow but have deep consequences. On the other end of things, if you cheat successfully, you are essentially re-writing the rules, but the consequences of your actions may only extend to ensuring your own victory.
It's not automatic. You have to make Satisfactory Academic Progess, which means dont fail courses and keep your GPA up. These are federal regulations because the taxpayers are tired of spending money on students who fail.
Greyface, your reading comprehension! I said it should be automatic if you meet the requirements to have your financial aid restored, but it isn’t; you have to send in an email to remind them you didn’t fail and are eligible for money, which, what? If they can track you well enough to tell you’re failing, can’t they tell you’re succeeding and not require you to ‘send in the rebate’ as it were? It sounds, rather like a mail-in rebate, like a ploy to bilk the forgetful of money.
Also, the general tone of your message is really condescending and something about your ‘taxpayers’ comment reads to me as fucked up in ways I can’t quite articulate.
Guess who wasn't informed that his financial aid was withdrawn after last semester?
THIS MOTHERFUCKER RIGHT HERE
Yup, I have to go through that same appeals process half of my friends went through, and I have possibly only a matter of days to submit paperwork because I found out about this when we got our bill and there was no student loan on it!
As we all know, the college is super helpful and supportive to their students with mental illnesses, so surely we can expect a prompt return of my financial aid. Or… my parents have to bear the load without financial aid until I complete at least 75% of my credits next semester, where I will have to send them an email asking them to please consider re-evaluating my financial aid status, because apparently that’s not automatic?
Counting my blessings on the inhale, letting go of worries on the exhale.