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developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years

me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES SHORT TERM SUCCESS OVER LONG TERM STABILITY

developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit

me: CAPITALIST INVESTMENT INCENTIVIZES GRIFTING OVER ACTUAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive

me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES MARKETING-FRIENDLY FEATURE CHURN OVER USABILITY

i do not want to go to therapy today. i want to draw and space out and clear my head

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i guess she desperately wanted to think i was good at something. i came out of uni with not the best portfolio or applicable skills. i just didn't know how to apply them properly.

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she really fixated on this and would constantly send me shitty sales jobs. clerk at a verizon store! mall kiosk jockey! some that were 100% commission based. i am not a sales person. millennials hate sales people. i really resented her sending all of those to me.

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my first job out of college was a retail grunt at a spirit halloween. there was something like 16% unemployment at the time, thought i'd still get a real job within a few months. made the mistake at one point of telling my mom i sold a drunk couple $50 worth of shitty accessories.

i grew up around conservatives and i can tell you they will constantly and always get exactly what they want, look around at how much worse everything got while they were getting it, and be unable to figure out what the problem is

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Gumbo is a handsome 9.5 and an elegant, dignified creature. Sushi is a disaster animal with a tiny head and too big leggs.

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I am calling them kittens even though they're almost a year old and Sushi is a nearly 11 lb monster and is still growing!

me: buys the fancy, grain free high vitamin content dry food meant to help keep kitten teeth and kidneys healthy
kittens:
me: drops a broccoli nugget on the kitchen floor
kittens: A BOUNTIFUL FEAST, PRAISE MOTHER

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Me: buys the fancy, no grain version of high quality meat protein ethically sourced wet food for kittens:
kittens:
me: buys the cheap basically-meat-flavored-bread wet food
kittens: yes, this is good for kittens

breath of the wild? why don't you go feel the breath of some wild bitches

entering the 'we're a couple doing things with other couples' phase of post vaccination and this is... new... for me....

making a lil game prototype and i do not think 2d sprites are supposed to look like that :thaenkin:

If Chuck is short for Charles is stands to reason that Fuck is short for Farles.

i had my rebellious streak i guess but i knew how to pick fights better than her.

anyway thanks for listening to my early teen memories. it's diary time here on ol' mastadon

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bitchy i know. also inconsequential. she wasn't wrong but i guess i had a little resentment from being 'the nerd friend' she could take to the movies without being under her parents thumb to meet up with boys since they thought i wouldn't let her do stuff like that.

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i'd honestly forgotten about this event until today, and that her mom was a cop. i kind of lost touch with the friend in high school because she was boy crazy and i was more academically inclined. she called me immature once and i just accepted it because i didn't want to tell her i didn't need attention from men to feel good about myself lmao.

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As a younger teen my best friend at the time and her mom and I took the train to DTLA from Long Beach one weekend. After we were seated, her mom, a cop, pulled her service gun out of her purse and told us not to worry, she'd protect us.

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