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A love like Romeo and Juliet, Tracy said, I get it. I'm black; she's white. I'm black; she's lightskin black. I'm black; she's 17.

From S2E6

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Lara Coley, "The Women Who Eat Memories With Their Fingers".
  • I think there are two meanings at play.

    Maybe I’m going too deep into this but the part where she says he slapped the back of her can be interpreted as either an act enjoyment (of the sexual kind) or as an act of abuse. I think that line epitomises the theme of the poem, namely that there is a duality in romance. It is a relationship that is both perfect and imperfect, manic and depressing, reasonable and nonsensical.

    At least that’s what I got out of it. Thank you for sharing.

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    What show are you re-watching?
  • It’s so condensed with the way the scenes are edited together with no transitions. It really doesn’t hold your hand with the slang and jargon either.

    I watched it last year but I feel like I should rewatch it just to understand it better.

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  • I had really bad panic attacks at some point and I decided the best way to deal with it was to ditch everything in my life and move back in with my parents. It was really shitty for my partner who kept living over while I was basically broken for half a year.

    Admittedly though, I was really freaked out because I didn’t know what panic attacks were.

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    Kombucha I made in 2021
  • I think that’s what I did but the cap still ended up being too tight. I loosened again the next day after taking this photo

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    was this not allowed before?
  • Do people not realize how vain and materialistic that makes them sound? As if iPhone ownership is the pinnacle of wealth or whatever

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  • You need to work to get the funds to pay for food, water and shelter. Or you go into debt to afford those things, which is probably worst.

    By working you are serving the shareholders that will do their best to exploit you. Their greed will funnel it’s way to you in the workplace through shitty policies or a strict boss or low wages or whatever self serving bullshit they come up with.

    I guess being exploited by a shareholder feels less direct than by a landlord. However, if all landlords became shareholders, the injection of of capital into company shares would make upper management have to serve the shareholder’s interests even more, ultimately resulting in an increase in the amount of exploitation we experience in the workplace.

    I see where you are coming from with the inherent lack of housing supply, but we are nowhere close to running out of finite space. Especially when we are able to create way more homes by building vertically.

    And I’m not saying landlords aren’t exploitative. I’m saying that other forms of ownership as just as exploitative.

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  • I ran out space in my fermenter so I used orange juice containers. The picture was taken after one day of fermentation iirc. I released the pressure when I saw it. Lol

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  • That’s true but what I mean is that the other options for wealthy people are just as exploitative.

    Shareholders exploit workers and add nothing to society.

    Creditors harass people and exploit the fucked up loan system that regular people are forced to rely on, also adding no benefit to society.

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  • Thanks for the links. I understand these concepts better now.

    By that definition shareholders are rent seekers too. They extract way more value from the company than they add to it. Except instead of making money through leasing, it’s through dividend collection, capital gains and share buybacks.

    As for loan givers, you could argue their existence provides value because it gives people access to funds they wouldn’t otherwise have had, allowing them to purchase goods they wouldn’t have been able to. However, when the whole system is set up such that going into debt is a requirement then the service offered by the loan giver doesn’t really add that much value to society.

    In fact, if loans weren’t so tolerated, the market or government would have been forced, at an earlier point in time, to do something to reduce the costs of things we purchase with loans like real estate, cars and education (in places where it isn’t free/cheap).

    Instead, loans artificially increase the cost of things to the point where buying them without getting a loan becomes impossible. For instance, by increasing the amortization period of mortgages from 10 years to 20 years to 30 years, the price of a home increased such that now it is completely out of reach to people looking to buy property without a loan.

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  • Exactly. That kind of comment serves to divide and distract us and while we are busy fighting over these relatively tiny sums, the ultra rich are getting richer.

    The solutions you propose make way more sense.

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  • I think its a weird argument to say all landlords are evil because even if they were forced to sell their real estate properties, they would just put their wealth elsewhere. They would instead become shareholders or creditors.

    The problem is more so in general with people that have a lot of wealth, regardless of how they choose to hold it.

    And furthermore, the problem isn’t even with people that have a bit of wealth, it’s with billionaires. If we taxed those assholes properly then governments could just afford to build high rises which would drive real estate prices down.

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  • I’d like to think religious people don’t necessarily believe or remember word-for-word what happened to Jesus or Muhammad or whoever but they do learn lessons from the readings that they apply in their lives in a positive way. Or at least their intentions are positive.

    It’s a routine group-based literary text analysis that gives people a reason to be together, not unlike a high school first language class.

    If you wanna get old school sociological about it, you could say it fulfills a social need for cohesion that non practicing people replace by placing increased importance to other routine activities such as sports watching or working.

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  • Thats why I don’t do that shit to people.

    Who am I to question someone’s spirituality if it makes them happpy and they practice in a healthy way and it doesn’t negatively affect the people around them?

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