Blogging, drawing and stuff by Jacob Plette.
So HigherOne is a pretty shitty bank and I think everyone is aware of this. The fact that they got sued and are paying $11M in damages to 60,000 students around the country for having bullshit service fees is pretty telling.
The fact that I can’t find a goddamn email address to contact them and close my account is also telling. Their “selfhelp database” tells you to contact them, but the link they provide just takes you right back to the fucking database.
They’ve already taken hundreds from me in “account maintenance fees” because I don’t use them because they suck. I’m not looking to give them anymore and I’m not in the mood to have a sales rep trying to keep me on their hook instead of just closing the damn account.
1: Finish off the last 1/4th of sake? check.
2: Fuck up some dragons and shit in Monster Hunter? many checks.
3: Write foreign policy paper? eehhhhhhhhhhhh fucking fiiiiine.
4: Probs should do spanish final right? Probs, but eehhhhhhhhhhh noooooo tomorrow k
yay for drinks at 9am.
A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?
B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?
C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?
D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?
E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?
F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?
G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?
H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?
I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?
J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?
K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?
L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?
N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?
P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?
Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?
R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?
S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?
T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?
U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?
V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?
W. The men’s rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?
X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?
Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don’t lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?
Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.
WHY NOT. It’s Monday evening, so it’s not like I’ll flood anyone’s dashboards.
These are cool. I will answer them all since I am avoiding studying at the moment.
A. Based on the way this question is constructed it would appear that only good things could come from whatever murder I commit, so yeah definitely.
B. “Who on earth would want to message me? And why?”
C. I used to be pretty pissy about religion in general; basically, if you ascribed to a faith system you were immediately suspect and probably an asshole. That had more to do with my being a horrible shit than any legitimate grievances at the time though. I definitely don’t feel that way anymore.
D. GIVE ME EVERYTHING ALL THE KNOWLEDGE.
E. Sleep. I definitely lose way too much time to sleeping.
F. There’s nobody whose body I admire enough to want to emulate.
G. Freeze I think. It sounds marginally less painful.
H. No. That is a shady sounding deal because it probably involves a pact with the devil and it will probably backfire in unexpected ways and besides Hell doesn’t even exist so whatever.
I. I think the first crush in my life was this one girl in my kindergarten class I was friends with but I don’t know if it was a crush or if she was just being a kindergartner.
J. Fuck it not getting any now might as well at least be eternally young AMIRITE.
M. Energy. I’m assuming we’re talking about these in simplified comic-book terms because scientifically I don’t know exactly what the difference between energy and matter manipulation would play out as irl.
N. I’ve had stress dreams where I’ve woken up screaming or with a bloody hand from punching the wall in my sleep but the dreams themselves weren’t really that bad looking back, they were just manifested stress from school and junk. The worst one though was this recurring dream I had for months after Sarah left me where I was frozen in the moment right after she broke up with me and I couldn’t move and all I could feel was my stomach continuing to drop out for what felt like hours. Those were fucking awful.
O. How about neither. I’m done with that shit. I’ve already basically done the first one and I have no interest in settling having felt what that is like.
P. Eh, it’s more obvious than it used to be but I think the bigger problem is the reliance on that name recognition and on special effects over quality writing and construction.
Q. That’s kind of a fucked up question. Being dirt poor I suspect I wouldn’t live long since I couldn’t afford food or medicine or anything like that so I get to be satisfied for long, and I’m already pretty unsatisfied with my life but that’s the norm for me and I’m used to it so why not get some money for my trouble? I dunno. I miss feeling ok with life that was nice but it’s not coming back so fuck it gimme the money.
R. Old people and rich people I guess. I don’t know if its outright bigotry though. I feel like I’ve got pretty legitimate grievances with those demographics but I recognize it comes off as vitriol a lot of the time. Also it’s not much of a secret so…I dunno.
S. GIVE ME THE TELEPATHY WHY THE FUCK WOULD I GIVE OTHER PEOPLE POWERS WHEN I COULD HAVE POWERS THAT IS SILLY.
V. Improbable. Possibly impossible. Also the scope of this question needs to be more specific. We talking organized religion? Because institutional power is corrupting and definitely counter-intuitive to the mission statement of most belief systems.
W. -_- If it weren’t for the fact that the movement does have legitimate grievances I wouldn’t give it the time of day. The problem is the movement is so steeped in reactionary short-sighted bullshit it is almost impossible to take it’s supporters seriously, especially when they seem hellbent on painting feminism as the enemy when they would gain so much more from collaborating.
X. Definitely smell it is pretty useless honestly and yeah I would totally do it.
Y. If I thought they were ugly? Of course not. The only person who would be interested in being with someone they legitimately thought was ugly would be someone who wanted to prove how much better/more tolerant/more self-sacrificing/superior/whatever they are than everyone else. And that person is an asshole.
Z. I don’t even know what the opposite belief system of my own would look like. Like, a Nega-Me sort of deal? Is that sort of thing even comprehensible from this side? More mundanely, I get the appeal of belief systems its not like I don’t have one they’re pretty common donchaknow.
Related to the previous post: I am running into Kant A LOT as I read about this stuff. I think I might have to actually start reading/rereading his work now.
Yeah, Kant, he pretty much did everything. Absolutely worth reading his work. As a counter point, consider reading Nietzsche.
I do know me some Nietzsche. He’s definitely an interesting read although I find myself personally at odds with him almost every other sentence. Camus and his crowd I find a little more palatable on a practical level but on the theory side it’s kind of empty and unsatisfying.
I’ve been reading more and Heidegger has started cropping up too so that’s too Germans I’ve got to get around to now XD. Kinda wish my university was bigger on exploring Eastern humanities more generally instead of just sequestering them away in their own individual majors; early exposure would go a long way I think. Especially now that I’m trying to get a hold of some Tao/Zen writings and I have no clue where to go after the initial scan of their respective wikipage’s sources.
So… I am really conflicted right now.
I hate this thing, I really do. There are very few things in the world that I dislike as much as this.
But I just found out that its now a part of one of my favorite things in the world ever and I don’t know what to think about it.
I have no idea how to feel about the existence of Math Wiki. It is real and about math but it is also a wiki and I am so conflicted you guys you have no idea.
A year to the day today.
Alright I am definitely in the middle of a manic period and today has been kinda rough as a result. I flipped out on my brother earlier over a miscommunication and I had to leave the living room for my bedroom just now because the combination of my mom and the television were waaaay too stimulating and I was getting really edgy. On the bright side I’ve been harrassing people on tumblr of my own volition which is the most social I’ve been in ages but now I’m starting to worry I overstepped some boundary or another which is an asinine thing to worry about and I recognize I probably didn’t so it’s probably ok.