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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • @GaryCXJk said: TIL: People don't want to actually have things for free.

    After a month of campaigning for my novel, giving my novel away for free (literally for free, no strings attached), I've decided to just give up. I'll extend the ELDRITCHFAIRYTALESTTG coupon until the end of 2018, but I assume the ones who didn't use it either don't want it or are waiting for their next paycheck or something.

    In other words, the last chapter I wrote has been the longest I've written for this novel. Literally even. Around 30 pages. Before this chapter I had about 96 pages, including the foreword, or 94 without the foreword, spread over seven chapters.

    I really should go to bed early for once. Haven't slept well in the past few months.


    I don't have an e-reader as such, but I do have a tablet (a rooted Asus Transformer running 4.2.1) which I've been meaning to attempt to read a digital book on. So it may as well be yours. Far better that my money goes to a budding you writer than some faceless corporation. Plus, I can give you feedback on it as/when I read it, if you so desire.
    Do you have a synopsis/price/link to a place I can get it? Is it a pre-order type thing? It's just that you mention that you haven't finished it, which seems odd if you are already giving it away.

    In other news, self-removal of stitches hurts. Like tiny wasp stings. It hurts even more when you jab yourself with the scissors by mistake.

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    @Friar said: Do you have a synopsis/price/link to a place I can get it? Is it a pre-order type thing? It's just that you mention that you haven't finished it, which seems odd if you are already giving it away.


    It's here on leanpub. That's the whole purpose of Leanpub, to let you publish your book as you're writing it. :)

  • @JordyLicht said: So... you agree that there is no need for a pope?


    OF COURSE he does. Chyron is, in every way, THE typical American Protestant. As such, his opinions on a Pope have to fall somewhere in the range between outright antagonism and staunch principled disagreement.

  • The pope doesn't have the same job description as the High Priest. According to Tradition, the pope is taking over the position of Peter as the rock upon which the rest of the Church resides. It's a first among equals thing, where technically the pope is basically just the bishop of Rome, but since Rome is the most important place, he gets the biggest say. Or at least that's how it started out, and was for a long time. Now with so much media and such, the position is elevated because there's more media attention.

  • Max should be the pope!
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    Weres Vegeta when you need him.

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    GOOGLE WHY

  • @Rather Dashing said: OF COURSE he does. Chyron is, in every way, THE typical American Protestant. As such, his opinions on a Pope have to fall somewhere in the range between outright antagonism and staunch principled disagreement.

    I'm the model for a stereotype?

    Nope. Not really.

    I mean, come on. 1) My wife and I have a house, but it's because my parents helped us with the down payment (and because of the recent changes in the law regarding mortgages, or so it seems to me); 2) I live in a suburb now, but that's only because the crime here is low and the schools are good; 3) I'm coming up on 35 years old and still have no kids yet; 4) We still have only one car; 5) I live in the reddest state in the Union yet I'm a Democrat, I deplore Fox News and I find many Republicans (read: people) I know in my life to be woefully un(or mis)informed regarding the facts about various political issues...

    ...and I go to a baptist church. Yeah. So what? Sure, I have certain beliefs that line up with the Protestant way of thinking (while still finding value in many scientific understandings about our world), but I don't think Catholics are irretrievably stupid for having a hierarchy of leadership in the church. I can accept that the Body of Christ has many parts, and that while the part I'm connected to may be different than what they are, it doesn't make their purpose in serving the head (that is, Jesus Christ) any less valid.


    And just because I think a real life fear of zombies sounds silly, or that the idea of extra-terrestrial/extra-dimensional aliens actually visiting our planet is fantasy, it doesn't make me a hypocrite when I say that I have had personal experiences in life that completely affirm for me that God exists and that He loves and cares about me.

  • @Chyron8472 said: I'm the model for a stereotype?


    Yeah, just not the one you're thinking of. American Protestant Christians tend to have this problem, where there's a certain lack of self-awareness and the only Christian stereotype that can possibly exist is the sort you might find caricatured in an episode of Family Guy. Next to the fairly simplistic "feel-good" theology largely derived from Church teaching and culture, it's probably the most common trait among American Protestants. That or a false sense of martyrdom and exclusion in modern culture. Those are the top three, anyway.

    @Chyron8472 said: I live in a suburb now, but that's only because the crime here is low and the schools are good


    Sidenote: This is why people live in suburbs. Strangely enough, people do not choose to live in the suburbs for the nightlife.

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