@is Ack :( I don't think I have advice that will help, but for "can't fall asleep" insomnia someone once said to focus on how comfortable your bed is. I don't know what to do if your brain wakes you up after falling asleep though.
Running sounds like not a terrible idea.
PS Hello! Dang it would be fun to hang out again sometime...
Working on this story for awhile: Max Hardshoe and the Case Of The Woman Who Hired Him - https://kittylambda.com/p=stories_2019-11-27_max_hardshoe
I feel I should focus much more closely on my own immediate physical reality. People I see in person, places I go, things I enjoy doing/seeing.
Going on the internet frames my life in terms of the entire world. I'm not sure I'm cut out for that. This isn't pessimism or defeatism-- I hope :?
Well, these are my midnight thoughts as the snow falls outside and I slowly wake myself up from a two-hour-long evening wasted on autothinking. I'm going to engage with activities I really enjoy, now.
Increasingly I feel like information flows control us and homogenize us; in person I hear people parrot the same facts over and over again.
I think I want to escape from how information flows frame my entire life. It's difficult.
I'm here on mastodon because I've just spent some time on twitter. Twitter is eerily like channel-surfing. Something to occupy and distract, to "drive" my mind so I don't have to drive it myself. I can't think of a worse way to waste the incredible gift of my life.
We are having a snowstorm, it's a little bit lovely to be quite honest.
Lately I have been thinking deeply about the effect of constant streams of information. Is it possible to consume social media and news and not be controlled by it?
If we always answer our curiousity with facts, for instance gleaned from a wikipedia search, have we forgotten how to really /think/ about things?
For better or worse, I've started to divorce myself from media streams and leave questions un-answered.
Did they ADD this ravine, somehow? Or was it always there. Can we build ravines, or only fill them in with cement?
@poopdoggyballs this is really great advice, it puts into words so much of why I've stepped back from social media that I couldn't have put into words. It really is about community, 1 other person who cares about you is worth inifitely more than 1 thousand "followers"
@nicknicknicknick nick the pipelines are part of the Clmate Plan: 1) we build the pipeline, which is a costly, permanent, and largely irreversible commitment to producing and shipping more CO2, and 2) there's some legislation to lightly tax CO2 that won't come close to offsetting the extra CO2 produced by 1, BUT (here's the brilliant part) can ONLY be reversed if a CONSERVATIVE government is ever elected. Foolproof!
@polymerwitch It's not a RPG but we used to play a bonkers fun strategy game with tarot cards called Gnostica. Rules are by Looney Labs: http://www.ginohn.com/wunder201005/games/Gnostica/GnosticaRules.html
Movies are still an incredible medium. The best ones I've learned not to think of as "audio-visual" but as:
Take a stage drama, something experienced abstractly and internally, and now find the most expert actors who can fill this, and now set it all /in the real world/ while giving you the impression of something personally remembered. This is it's own kind of magic.
So I would say, if you have a local cinemaphile organization you should maybe check out what they bring in, I'm no expert on film but just going to these, it's always worthwhile and interesting.
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