Aura Offline44 • In a relationship • Female • from Oranjestad •
Aura: I don't really like country music. But, I do appreciate the story telling. (how could I not?) Specially, when artists get inspired and decide to pick up the story.
These need to be watched in sequence.
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Aura: you know found sentence of the day is without context.
But actually, as it was used, it was pretty much without context too. It had nothing to do with gains, gluten or even food. That's why I found it so funny.
I've been listening to SWOOP in the background as I work. She's a youtuber, which I can best describe as, an anime wifu who put on a couple of pounds and has lost all of her fucks to give and goes on rantumentaries (rant + documentaries)
It's not really a tea channel, but it kind of is? It's more PSA than schadenfreude As she says; it's not drama it's dangerous.
Aura: horror role play coming up in about ten minute.
Candela Obscura part one
Aura: The employees of the client who talked to me about letting him go called me to ask if I think he should continue to go to work if he doesn't agree with his termination. They offered him 2 months severance. He thinks he should get more.
I mean, that would of course be nice, but I looked it up. 8 years means you are legally required to give 2 months. I am not sure where this guy is getting his information?
Looks like this story isn't over yet.
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Aura: This guy is certainly within his right to go to the labor department. The problem is, I'm not sure what for. Sometimes a business will claim they have grounds for termination "op staandevoet" aka you're gone and don't get anything. And then you can go and claim you were unjustly terminated, and some legalese letters will exchange hands and more often than not, the company will be forces to pay out the 2 months.
But they were already offering.
Geoff in reply to RochelleRochelle: Anyone in Europe learning of US "At Will" employment law is always absolutely horrified.
Geoff in reply to RochelleRochelle: And in this case, it's a lay off. So it's the redundancy package.
Aura: Can I bitch about every modern showing of Romeo and Juliette since the role was famously written for a man in drag and there are many fabulous queens who could take up the role....or would that be flippant?
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Aura: You bring up a interesting point about relatability.
So in the version I grew up with, there's the story of a young girl who falls in love with the unattainable, goes through great lengths including cutting ties with her family and giving up part of herself to try to get it, only to realize the subject of her desire picks someone else over her despite her great sacrifice. Her sisters then makes a great sacrifice to get her back and all they ask is she give up on her dreams, which she can not choosing to die instead.
In the Disney version, there's the story of a girl who falls in love with the unattainable, goes through great lengths including cutting ties with her family and giving up part of herself to try to get it, almost succeeds, only fails because some jealous bitch tries to take credit for her work, gets rescued by daddy, and the prince sees through the ruse and kills the bitch who tricked him and then picks the girl.
There's some commentary about culture in there.
BAD_WOLF__: HA! Well yeah There has to be a clear antagonist and positive resolution. Moral ambiguity isn't something American audiences want their kids to deal with until they're adults and it's too late.
Aura: Welp, that was fucking awkward.
I was visiting my parents to wish mom a happy mother's day and make pancakes as per dad's request. And it was nice, dad and Kyle played some checkers, mom introduced me to some awesome blueberry goat cheese.
And then my brother and his wife walk in, screaming at each other, fighting over how late my brother got home or something.
I noped out of there explaining Kyle still needed to do homework.
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STONEY_: Blueberry goat cheese sounds delish. I had some wild blueberry honey chevre once and I think I remember hiding it in the fridge so u could eat it all. Sorry family get togethers suck sometimes. Glad you could leave so they didn't make it your problem too.
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Aura: My brain is a frizzy mess because I'm getting sick. So of course I decided to make myself giggle by randomly remembering that you should preform CPR by pumping to the rhythm of "staying alive" by the beegees.
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AndrewFromHere: It is actually 100bpm. Stupid, but true.
So is "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. If you start at "TELL ME WHYYYY" you get to the right amount of compressions right before you get to the chorus.
Aura: Percental die suck. I need to get me a D100.
But just because percental die are part of the standard set, lets say you rolled them, and it comes up 00 0 what did you just roll?
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Aura: Every live-show, all the cast, reveling in the admiration like the theater kids they are at heart, except for Matt who without fail shows the "holy fuck where did all these people come from" shock on his face, each and every time
Aura: Tal: What's wrong with you people?
Sam: We lost our moral compass with you gone
Tal: That's the most horrifying thing I've heard you say. We are in SO much trouble
Aura: That's Taliesin Jaffe. He stopped mainstream acting as a kid and went to voice acting instead.
Aura: There is a platformer/adventure horror game called Bramble; the mountain king.
And you end up in the hall of the mountain king in the last level. There is of course, only one score that's acceptable for this final boss fight, and the sound designers for this game did not disappoint
Good part starts at 3 minutes in
If you want to check out the game, trigger warning for suicide, infanticide, and general northern European folktale grim-darkness.
Aura: Okay. People, friends, we need to talk.
I know I've been busy lately. Work, tax season, D&D....I know I've not been as active as I once was, but I would have hoped you all wouldn't forget about me.
We're friends right?
So why did I have to stumble over this shit completely on accident? Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey? None of you thought to fill me in on the newest bad horror movie based on classic kid's book?
Come on now, that hurts. I am counting on you lovably sick and twisted motherfuckers to keep me up-to-date on this shit, but nooOOoo, I had to be randomly ambushed by this knowledge while scrolling through some YouTube comments.
At least it's looking like a properly BAD horror movie.
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BAD_WOLF__: Ehh No spoilers buuuuuuut... Not really as great as it could have been. It's far from bad but with an idea like this you expect so much more. It's one of those movies where you keep saying "ahh they should have done this" a lot.
ruemorgueave: I half remember a thread about it, but I dunno who was involved and don’t really wanna look for it and I might be hallucinating anyway.
Aura: Since the coronation is all over my timeline, I keep being reminded that the Dutch royal family's crown jewels are what comes down to high-end costume jewelry.
Not to say that the Dutch royal family doesn't have their array of real diamond tiaras and shit to choose from after more than a century of crown princesses and queens....but the official "crown" is too big to fit on a head, gold plated, with colored glass and fake pearls. And than after going trough the trouble of designing and crafting that crown for crowning Willem the first (right after the Netherlands was the Republic of the Netherlands for a while) with half the country Catholic and the other half Protestant, they couldn't figure out WHO was supposed to crown the new king so they sort of didn't bother, just swore the guy in and left the crown on a side table through the whole thing.
And the royal mantle, which they do still use, is velvet lined with stoat fur. At the time stoat fur was basically a by product of the animal being hunted for food. At least they did shell out the couple of pennies extra for the white winter coats of the stoats
Aura: This is the first Kings day that's a complete bust. So instead I splurged on high end sushi for the kids for lunch.
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Aura: Actually, Beatrix kept the Queen's day of her mother Queen Juliana. And yes, Beatrix was coronated on her mother's birthday. But that was mainly because they wanted the better weather for the festivities
Geoff in reply to Aura: That does make sense. I mean given the weather in Aruba in January it's possibly not a big deal there, but in the Netherlands I can imagine them thinking, "nuts to having a holiday in January."
Aura: Dutch Queen or King's day is a day of free enterprise. You can sell or do anything for money without needing to apply for a license or permit. Which usually means the countries are turned into a huge rummage sale, with kids trying their hands at street performance etc. It's something special.
Usually because this year it was a big bust Only two places had market and those were so busy it wasn't worth trying to get through the crowds.
Aura: Kris: "Can you explain tank controls to Kyle?"
me: wut, like...caterpillar controls?
Kris: "Tank controls? In a game?....I feel like I'm speaking Klingon"
me: "Dude, I'm a point and click gamer. I do strategy, adventure and build games. What do you want from me?"
I could actually control a caterpillar type tank. Not very well, but I know how the concept works in turning....But not in games lol.
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RochelleRochelle: I'm so old I don't know any of these terms anymore. But, I also stopped playing a lot of games.
Wah wah wahhh