If you had to choose would you date a robot that had trouble connecting with you emotionally but had the greatest penis devised by science or a robot that was supernaturally cuddly and generally nice to be around?
I think I could pass up Science’s Greatest Dick for a robot with a really good personality. I mean, that’s my problem now as it IS. My Bad Dragon toy is pretty spectacular, but even a round with it is starting to feel pretty hollow in the aftermath.
I think the sourest thing about my neighbor situation is the fact that those people over there are basically the ultimate in behavioral fuckups that I was so intensely shepherded away from becoming, and in spite of the fact that I was brought up in a state of perpetual performance anxiety, high expectations and Catholic guilt, I now find myself in exactly the same position as they, coasting through life in cheap housing on little pay, with little clue as to what the future will hold.
And yet, they seem to be having an INFINITELY BETTER TIME THAN I.
Just really aware that being pretty and being desirable are two different things. Like the first is just a word we hand out to women to affirm that they’re socially acceptable on a basic level, but the second is where their real worth lies.
And I’m just really aware that I’m the former rather than the latter.
I’m trying to figure out the means by which the gem fusions are determined in Steven Universe, and I’m wondering if it’s kind of based upon their chemical formulas, or at least their perceived substances?
Pearl is an outlier because it’s actually a biologically produced mineral, crystalline calcium carbonate. Amethyst and Garnet are both silica minerals.
Opal is sorta easy to suss out, since it’s hydrated silica. So pearl, being representative of “water”, added to amethyst, produces opal.
Sugilite’s a little more difficult since it’s this super complex silica mineral. But all the ions that occur within it occur within the varying forms of garnet, so it wouldn’t be hard to consider it some kind of a representation of a fusion of garnet and amethyst.
So from that sort of system, we can consider that perhaps the Pearl-Garnet fusion would be either combination of the silicate of the garnet stone and “hydration”, or silicate and carbonate.
I think the clearest statement of how huge a nerd I am is contained in the following anecdote:
I was sent to the New England Science Bowl at Brown University with four other girls who comprised the smartest and most science-adept in our class, making us the only All Girl team in the competition. After recieving the Team Spirit Award, and personally getting a nomination for Team MVP for my astronomy knowledge, we were carpooling home when “Gangsta’s Paradise” came on the radio. I proceeded to rap the entirety of Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise” over this, verbatim from memory until everyone was in hysterics.
Imagine Drift sucking spike and no one’s calling him some sort of gross thing to remind him of his rough past, instead they just tell him how good he’s making them feel and how much they appreciate and love him for working so hard to give pleasure.
I think in college I developed a lot of affinity for lady characters who caused intense responses of fear and anxiety because of their power. I remember the other one I liked a lot was Glynhial from the old webcomic Elf Life, before Carson Fire who wrote it decided to take a face first suicide dive into right wing political cartooning.
Sugilite inspires the same feelings in me that I had when I first watched FLCL and decided that Haruko was my favorite character, and one of my friends in the anime club said “but she’s a terrible person”, and only in postscript do I realize that a lot of that was because she was a woman whom no one could control.
I have SOME musical training from my years in choirs, both liturgical and secular, but so much of it is still beyond me (I can’t sight read for SHIT), and it is purely INFURIATING that I literally lack the language skill to talk about something that has so much importance to me.