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  1. first session was a banger ngl

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    2. revelryintheart


      I'm definitely in the minority opinion lol but I miss the old FSY pamphlet. I'm weird in that I like to be told exactly what is and isn't okay, it just makes me more comfortable I guess. I'll need to get used to the new one and pray to be okay with some of the changes.

      But yeah the talks so far have been great. I just got my endowment on Friday so I'm like extra noticing all the references to temple covenants haha

    3. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      I’m in between dannnex and rev I think, leaning more towards rev, and for me it helps seeing reception to the new pamphlet as being so positive yknow (I mean of course it is but I too just like there being a clear line in the sand)

    4. Frustration


      I think there needs to be some of both. Ideally only a set of principles is needed, however I feel at some point you need a strict 'no'.

  2. i’ve been catching up on the more recent arcanum entries, and can i say that it’s really exciting that Brandon has slipped from saying “if i get a movie” to “when i get a movie”

    exciting times my friends

    exciting times indeed

  3. i am unsure why i wasn't following you

    i know i was at one point

    and i have no memory of unfollowing


    1. Frustration


      I also know you were following me at one point. That's weird.

  4. i went to both a concert and a rave tonight

    the events were entirely unrelated and both entirely spontaneous 

    my hearing is destroyed 

    1. dannnnnnex


      context for how they were both spontaneous:

      ”hey there’s a concert going on in like 30 minutes over at [place], wanna see if there are any tickets left?” 

      there were in fact tickets left.

      then, driving home from concert: “wow look, there’s some sort of rig set up in the park. oh it’s a DJ. Looks like some sort of rave.” cut to me jumping out of friends car at a stoplight and joining rave.

      pretty good mosh pit, 7.5/10

    2. dannnnnnex


      i also went to an ice cream social but that’s less exciting 

    3. Morningtide


      That's sounds fun! 

  5. couldn’t find a wasp :(

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    2. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      Oh no!

      How else will you take your first steps on the path that is converting society to entomophagy?

    3. Szeth's Facepalm

      Szeth's Facepalm


      you should come over to my house, we have cajun baked wasp trail mix over here

      Of course that's not as good as plucking a juicy one from the air with your teeth :(

    4. Frustration


      Can I offer you a nice hamburger in this trying time?

  6. my plans for tomorrow:

    1. Go to my programming class
    2. Do my calculus homework
    3. go outside, grab a wasp from midair, eat it.
    4. go get groceries

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    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      that third one... sounds fun!

    3. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      That's why you need seasonings!

    4. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      I have bad news.

      I saw a wasp while I was walking home today.

      And I didn't eat it.

  7. tonight is gon be lit

  8. one thousand people have read something that I wrote and appreciated it in some way. That’s pretty dang cool.




    1. Slowswift


      Nifty feeling, innit?

    2. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      It’s the same feeling with Shard rep, like sure it’s spread over thousands of posts but still that’s 2000+ times someone thought something was worthy of an upvote

    3. dannnnnnex


      i think it’s a little cooler in that it’s number of people vs number of instances. like I have 2700 rep, but i’d be willing to bet it’s only from around 300 different people. With the vast majority of it coming from 50-70 specific people. whereas this is 1000 different people liking the same specific thing that I wrote. 

      not that i don’t appreciate the rep :P

      rep does get a bonus in that I know and respect people here, and those are all from utter strangers. so it’s more meaningful in that way.

  9. 0 other sharders talked like a pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day

    how rusting dare you

    this is the single most important holiday and i'm the only person that observed it

    1. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm


      Did you miss it? I said something. Somewhere. On a random SU comment thread.

    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      no, the 22 is the most important holiday, trust me.

  10. Avast ye dirty Sharders! 

    ‘tis the most glorious day o’ the 19th of September!

    belay ye lubberness n cast off ye long clothes, for ’tis time see that ye embrace the most peculiar lingo o’ the pirate, else i’ll be forced to see that ye dance the hempen jig like the bilge rat ye are.

    1. Szeth's Facepalm

      Szeth's Facepalm

      . . .

      *dances a hempin' jig like a bilge rat*

    2. The Bookwyrm
    3. dannnnnnex



      *dances a hempin' jig like a bilge rat*

      this is really funny in a way you absolutely did not mean it to be

  11. hackertyper.net is my new favorite website

    1. Sequence


      Yeah it’s pretty good. My favorite thing to do is pretend to be launching nukes or something malicious by going full screen with that in front of my friends XD.

  12. poll time

    we’be all seen the memes, but in your opinion, what is the true “duality of man”?

    you know the drill, spoiler your answers and don’t check other’s before replying. 


    I’d say it’s:

    The horror of being known, vs the desire to be understood.

    also put as:

    The deep existential fear of existing in another person’s perspective (which, once formed, is utterly outside your control and influence), vs the psychological and physiological need to be loved. 


    1. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran


      The desire to know everything vs the fear of having nothing left to learn.


    2. Enter a username

      Enter a username


      What does “duality of man” mean?


    3. Slowswift



      Instinct vs. reason, the id vs. the ego and the superego, the natural man vs. the spirit.


  13. i was baited into making this, and if this horrendous thing has to exist now, i might as well get some internet clout for it.


    ive never made a more shameless SU


    that’s not true lol


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    2. The Wandering Wizard

      The Wandering Wizard

      Was it this one?


      Or this one?



    3. dannnnnnex


      i was talking about the one that i made lol

      anime eyes on a danex are very cursed 

    4. Sequence


      And yet amazing all the same. Mine was the first one, but anime eyes and the other one be better.

  14. doing complicated math on a big old chalkboard with a nice soft piece of chalk is maybe the best thing.

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    2. Slowswift


      I hate chalk with the fury of a thousand suns, but yes, aesthetically it is maybe the best thing.

    3. dannnnnnex


      clearly you've never had good chalk

      hard new low quality squeaky chalk is the absolute worst

      but if you find a high quality sitck thats been broken in already

      it's wonderful

      its so smooth 

      it glides accross the board

    4. Slowswift


      I'll have to take your word for it. :P

  15. i want to be a pirate.


    pirates of the caribbean is a criminally underrated movie

    and it’s very well rated already

    can i switch my major from computer engineering to piracy 


    1. Enter a username

      Enter a username

      Last I checked, piracy was against the law (unfortunately)

    2. Morningtide


      It's one if the best movies of all time imo

    3. DoomStick


      are you at MIT?

      if so, get that certificate, if not, too bad

  16. out of the 6 people in my new appartment

    at least 3 of us have read Stormlight

    this is so hype

    1. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      And the other three will either succumb and read it too, or waste away in utter confusion as the rest of you babble about Spren and Shardblades and Fabrial mechanics or whatnot.

    2. Morningtide


      That's awesome! That's the best luck

  17. pepper jack is the best kind of cheese

    i am a slut for pepper jack

    its so good ahgahgahgahgahgahgahgahgahgahahgahgahgahgahgahgahgahgghaahgaghgahgah

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    2. Sequence


      Also I hope you know that you just said that word on the 17th Shard...

    3. Sequence
    4. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      that word? *confused noises*

      also, pepper jack is awesome.

  18. the queen dying is the funniest thing that's happened since the 2019 PSAT

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    2. Sequence


      idk about no 2019 psat, but i do know that psat is a test/assessment, whatever

    3. dannnnnnex


      sorry, we don't serve Context at this establishment

    4. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      I'll have to take my business elsewhere then, thank you very much.

  19. this was made entirely by AI
    with many adjustments and revisions by me

    and its awesome

    ai is the future



    aaaaand i just realized that it saved all the background too
    thats annoying because when i crop it it'll be slightly lower res

    1. Morningtide


      That's incredible!

    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      that's cool, and odd.

  20. i hate twitter

    so much


    if you'll allow me to get ever so slightly political...

    there's this massive sentiment online that simply having Right-leaning ideologies makes you a bad person
    and i just hate it
    i hate it so much

    it's so binary too
    like, if you tend to vote republican, you must be an alt right, nazi-loving, racist

    and me, with my majority centrist opinions, feels very sad that people hate me so much

    like, i agree with both the left and the right about equaly,
    i just disagree with the right less than i disagree with the left. that's about it. 

    i've seen people attacked purely because they're a republican
    i'm like "ok...well, did they say anything controversial? did they offend or hurt anyone? anything illegal or actually morally wrong?" and people are saying "no, but their leaked documents show that they voted for trump!!! EVIL!!!!"

    it's gotten to the point where calling someone a republican is an insult in and of itself. The insults "trump-voter" and "nazi" carry equal weight.

    it makes me genuinely, deeply sad that social media has caused us to become so divided
    Like, i don't hate democrats. obviously. i don't hate anyone. i'm not out here trying to take away your rights or hurt you in any way. I just want lower taxes bro ;-;

    i feel like if you are an adult on this planet, you should've been able to figure out by now how to disagree with someone and still respect them as a person.

    that is all

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    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      I get it lol. Me and two of my friends were having debates over the us election a year back. It sucked. Honestly, I'm finding myself comfortable in neutral. Why can't we just agree on something. We should just try and make the world a better place, not seek to elevate ourselves into some presidential position or say our political party is the best.

      Anyhow, I hate politics.

    3. The Halcyon Girl

      The Halcyon Girl

      I love politics, cuz I like knowing what’s going on and I also like arguing, but so many aspects just make me so mad, or so sad, or so indignant. I very occasionally cry over the state of the country. It’s really upsetting how divided we are, and how unwilling to look at the other perspective. It’s also ridiculous the lengths people will go to just for a little power! I really, really wish we could get over this, but it takes everyone, and some people just… won’t.

    4. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      Here's how I see it:

      Politics is cool.

      Modern arguments are not politics.

      (I'm a bit of a Plato fan)

  21. episode 2 of Rings of Power is also banger

    i'm loving each of these plotlines



    one thing that I think this show is doing really well is taking very very classic tropes and twisting them

    for example, we have the classic "yearning" type plotline
    your classic "farmboy" type, right
    "what if there's more beyond our little slice of civilazation" etc etc etc
    so naturally the next step is a Call to Action

    and lemme tell you, having a meteor crash, only to find a naked man inside, is one HECK of a call

    it's not even really twisting the format exactly
    it's just doing it in a very original way
    and i love it

    also i have no idea who that guy is
    i feel like they're setting it up for a reveal
    so we must know who he is already
    i'm probably just not well versed enough in tolkien lore to figure it out

    my first guess was tom bombadil, simply because he's fitting the "very weird old man" vibes
    but iirc, tom was all about nature n stuff, so that whole "killing fireflies" thing wouldn't be his vibe really
    also i think i remember him being like
    some sort of higher eternal being
    like he has always existed and always will
    so the suddenly appearing from a meteor and not remembering anything doesn't seem to fit either

    my next guess would be...some sort of wizard?
    falling from the sky in a meteor does seem like the way a wizard would be born
    i know that there's supposed to only be 5 wizards or something
    and they're like maiar or whatever
    maybe this is showing one of them being created by the tolkien god or smthn

    he's just credited as "the stranger" so that doesn't help much

    yeah idk
    i feel like this is definitely something that could be figured out rn
    i just don't have the knowledge of tolkien lore to do it

    aaaaaaaaanyway this was supposed to be a review, not theorizing and speculation

    uh yeah
    i thought it was great
    i am enjoying all 4 of the plotlines at about equal levels at the moment. they each have enough mystery or action that i don't really prefer one over another.

    i am loving the lost at sea bit though
    i love sea monsters
    like, look at all the crazy megafauna tolkien has on land. dragons, ents, trolls, etc etc
    imagine what crazy things would be in the ocean depths.
    imagine if it was analagous to our own world, where we have pretty normal looking surface creatures and absolute nightmare fuel down in the depths.
    Tolkien already has crazy nightmare fuel on the surface.
    i want to know what's down there. 

    that plotline is another good example of them taking classic tropes and being very original with it. Galadriel is building a party. And the first member was met, not in a tavern, but by accidentally stumbling into each other in the middle of the ocean

    very original, and very enjoyable


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    2. Shining Silhouette

      Shining Silhouette

      Well said, Dannex!

    3. Turtle


      do i need to watch real lotr first or no? im sorta sceptical of amazon anyways and i feel like i need to watch the movies even if i havent read the books

    4. dannnnnnex


      yeah i'd definitely watch the movies first

  22. college food pro tips that i am absolutely authorized to give, I've been doing this whole college thing for aaaaaaages (like 6 weeks)

    1. get rid of the notion of breakfast foods and dinner foods. this is much easier said than done. it's rather instinctual. like, don't just be ok with "breakfast for dinner", you need to completely remove the concepts of "breakfast" and "dinner" from your mind. This allows you to do the obvious, eat things like cereal and eggs for dinner, but it also lets you combine. eat cereal and chicken at noon. have eggos and soup at 10 am. This is an important notion to grasp, it'll save you money and time. 

    2. steal from your roommates Try asking your roommates for things. if you only need 2tbsp of flour for something, don't go buy a whole bag, just steal borrow some! 

    3. get used to feeling like cooking is a waste of time. you'll spend like 20-30 minutes making some sort of food, and eat the entire meal in under a minute. it's important that you understand that this is necessary though, because cooking your own meals is healthier and cheaper, even if it's harder and feels like a massive waste of time. learning to meal prep can help, but in a college fridge there might not be room for you to save many leftovers. just get used to allotting more time than you feel is necessary towards making food. 

    4. if it can be done manually, do it. don't buy a bag of shredded cheese, buy a cheese grater. saves a lot of money at the expense of a little time. 

    5. limit indulgences. i've been following a rule where every friday i let myself buy an energy drink and a single sweet thing that's under 5$. (usually a pack of chips ahoy cookies :P) but only on friday. helps you save money and eat healthier. i haven't had any sort of fast food yet. don't plan to. 

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    2. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      All one thousand dollars of it, huh?

    3. Robin Sedai

      Robin Sedai

      any recipes you'd care to share?

    4. dannnnnnex



      All one thousand dollars of it, huh?

      6$ more
      So it's worth a magnificent total of 1006$


      any recipes you'd care to share?

      This Joshua Weissman Mac and Cheese recipe is amazing and surprisingly easy. There's 3 in that video, I made the first one and it was great, even though I had to do a bunch of weird substitutions. I scooped spreadable butter out of the container because I didn't have any sticks of butter, I only used one type of cheese, I used skim milk instead of whole milk, and I just completely skipped the Crème fraîche. And it was still really good. 

  23. New LOTR show is pretty great 

    at least episode one is

    before i started watching, i specifically thought “at the first thing that annoys you, pause it and take note of the time stamp, so you know how much of it was good before it starts to go downhill”

    and i never paused it

    it was thoroughly enjoyable the entire way through. excited to see where this goes.

    1. SymphonianBookworm


      I hope to watch the first episode today!

    2. Morningtide


      I'm going to see it! Eventually! not soon probably

  24. hold up

    the new lotr show comes out on fri


    the heck

    i am not ready

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    2. Sequence
    3. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran


      Maybe it's so absolutely atrocious that it is the best thing we've ever seen

    4. Morningtide


      That's insane! I have the same thoughts as Symph. 

  25. not to be all "2008 internet" on you guys

    but holy crap check out this cat video
    Cat Nose Boops! SO CUTE - YouTube

    1. Sequence


      No that’s literally the best the thing ever. I sure wish that cat trend was still around…

    2. Slowswift