Internet communities: Otters vs. Possums

Most of my friends have been on the internet, and I’ve spent many years as part of various internet communities, many of which I have moderated as either part of the mod team or the sole creator. (this also applies to irl communities, but the pattern is more obvious with online ones) There’s a pattern that […]

How I Lost My Faith

I was homeschooled my whole life by a professionally evangelist father and a stay at home mother. My media was censored, my computer use secretly monitored, and my friends vetoed if they were not also sufficiently close to the Christian homeschooler sphere. My science books derided evolution as a baseless idea. I was taught that […]

Sacrifice-blindness

I just read a comment on an Uber fundraising page for a lady with cancer. It said, “Uber should provide healthcare for all drivers instead of doing gofundme pages!” I’m not here to debate whether or not that would be better, but rather to point out a phenomenon of sacrifice-blindness. My friend sent me an article today […]

Filling the Dating Role

A: “You’re looking for someone to fill the position of head software engineer for your company.” B: “That’s right.” A: “What sort of things are you looking for? Good work history? Proficiency in programming languages? Ability to manage?” B: “What kind of employer do you think I am? I mean I’m not against those things, […]

Men Who Tip Camgirls: Survey Results

Higher tippers like what sorts of camgirls more? A: Girls who complain about freeloaders B: Girls who talk loudly about feminism C: Girls who look really girl next door D: Begging for tips on social media E: ALL OF THE FUCKING ABOVE?! — I started out with 951 responses. I’m interested in motivations of common […]

What makes a camgirl successful? Survey results

Option A: Having natural hair color Option B: Being really hot Option C: Doing lots of drugs Option D: Doing a fuckton of games Option E: All of the above hint: the answer is E My Data Has Limits, Beware! I got 311 responses from people who identified as cam performers. I threw out all male cammers, […]

Bonsciousness

Disclaimer: I have a spectrum of posts, from “thoughtfully laid out to attempt to appeal to people who disagree” to “more quickly summarized to appeal to people who already at least partially agree with me.” This post is in the second category. I want to contribute another word to my pile of cheesy invented terms: […]

Losing Pride

When I was very young my parents attended a church where, during worship, women would praise dance with streamers in the back. I thought the women looked like princesses and I wanted to do it too. When asked my mom if I could, she said yes – but I needed to understand why I wanted […]

Experiences on acid

I did acid once a week for ten months; a summary of the journey is here, and analysis of permanent effects 3 years later is here. This post is some attempts to describe the experience of tripping, and also specific instances while tripping. I understand most people don’t have the same sort of reaction to LSD […]

The Context Of Equality

Equality is a pretty word, but for a thing that everyone agrees upon is desirable, nobody seems to agree on what it looks like. I want to divide equality into two concepts – context and contextless. Contextual Equality is equality that tries to equalize the outcome while taking into account all the associations of the […]