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Two issues with 'Her"

2020.09.01 10:27 Tubo_Mengmeng Two issues with 'Her"

Generally I always like sci-fi stuff, esp, realistic/not so far off but imaginative depictions of the future with the concerning trajectory we're on w/our relationship to technology, so the premise definitely wasn't a hard sell to me. Think it's the first Spike Jonze film I've watched.
Thought it looked beautiful (want of a better word) and liked the way it was shot and the production design etc., reminded me of Code 46 the way the future was depicted using largely current locations selectively (with the exception of the portmanteau of LA and Shanghai into one megapolis, but that's not a big leap to be alien in such a film).
Always like Joaquin Phoenix and there were quite a few laughs had inc. w/Chris Pratts character among other points. Having said this there were a two issues which for me combined prevented full immersion into the story and didn't make it believable. I've not read anything about the film before writing this but I'm going to to see if they hit on any of the same points.
TL;DR: Theo's initial reaction to and early interaction with Samantha seemed very unrealistic and unbelievable, and it was never clear what the status or, from the perspective of the OS developers/sellers, the intended purpose of Samantha was in terms of her programming and the extent she did or did not 'evolve' beyond her designed limitations or was supposed to be capable of being or faking herself as a love-bot/lover.
I was loving the film as a whole so far right up until Samantha is actually introduced. As soon as this happened, I was struck, and thought it very unrealistic/unexpected about how immediately endeared Theodor is with her. I've always been someone adverse to the idea of having/using a Siri etc. system just because I think it's creepy af and don't want technology to be so invasive in my life (inb4 it already is I just don't see the extent of it so blantantly day-to-day, I get that) so this really coloured my perception of Theo's reaction to and interactions with Samantha in the first portion of the film with her.
We see that Theo is currently going through a rough patch, a bit down in the dumps from this divorce. I, and I would have thought the audience as a whole, would relate to Theo so much more had his down-in-the-dumpness been substantially more negative so as to come off as a depressed, life hating pessimist. This then would (should) have extended to his first interactions with Samantha, utterly not convinced and dismissive and even treating her with mild contempt on first meeting/for the first part of their relationship (at least having that as a starting point), knowing she's not a real person but is rather just a manipulative bunch of code. Being a life/self hating cynic would justify a negative reaction from Theo and ensure he is aligned with and better relate to the audience, all of us who I would have thought all reacted negatively in the same situation (down in the dumps or not), given the creepiness of the tech whether in 2013, 2020 or the story's current year.
This to me would make for a much stronger character arc where he grows and changes a lot more than he did. In the scene with the woman he goes on a date with, she calls him a creep, and let's face it, Joaquin is kinda creepy (or can certainly play it, and he does in this film). This should have been used as part of his character stronger, the fact he is actually a creepy (in my version I'm presenting, if only because of his overwhelmingly life hating vibes with the ditch he currently finds himself in) while at the same time being very afraid of seeing himself turn into even more of a 'creep' by finding himself starting a relationship with accepting himself falling for an OS.
However, I thought the way he immediately took to the OS as if she were a real person just seemed so unrealistic for the character. Obviously Samantha herself is incredibly lifelike to the point she's flying miles above the uncanny valley that she literally sounds like another person, which is exactly the point. I actually didn't like this about her, but if that's the point, then I'll need to tackle it from the other angle, being Theo's reaction and interaction with her in his story.
The OS is an incredible piece of technology. We don't get any intro to it except that advertising booth Theo comes across before he purchases it. There is no mention or build up of just how batshit insanely close to a real person the OS comes to before we're introduced to Samantha. The voiceover in the advertising booth gives a hint, only a suggestion, but nothing to imply that what does end up happening in the film is actually possible from the perspective of the developer's/sellers of the OS in the film. The audience is given this limited amount of information; you assume the MC and others in the world only has this same limited information. It would therefore be reasonable to assume also that everyone goes in with a purchase of this OS with way lesser expectations (other issues I had with the film relate to this) than what actually occurs in Theo's story.
Therefore, with these low expectations, in my opinion the realism of the OS (of being like an actual person) would (should) creep the fuck out of everyone who uses them. Or if they're not negatively affected (i.e. creeped tf out) then they should at least experience more realistic positive emotions/reactions to such a mad bit of tech - say shock, awe and giddiness at the novelty. But what is Theo's first reaction? He literally just gets on like a bumbling fool sounding all coy, curious and blushing like she's a potential gf from the first few seconds of their convos. He's endeared by Samantha from the get go. It just seemed such an unrealistic scenario to me that it pulled me out of the story. I'm not saying the whole thing is unrealistic, that the relationship couldn't/wouldn't be able to happen, only that the way it starts is. As above, I think if he'd reacted negatively to her at first it would a) be much more realistic and relatable for the audience and b) give a better, more engaging arc for Theo who would have gone on a larger, more challenging journey with Samantha.
When he's running through the crowd for fun w/ Samantha in his beast pocket, for e.g., rather than this be a smushy romantic thing from the off, he should have started out doing it just for fun for himself, cynically but out of curiosity experimenting to see her reaction, using her for his own pleasure, which towards the end of the vignette turned into him finding himself actually getting genuine joy out of making her happy and giving her a new thrill (like he did during the whole scene as it's shown in the actual movie).
Second thing that kinda threw me off is, as mentioned above, there is no indication as to how absolutely mind-blowingly real the OS's seem apart from our seeing Samantha's interaction with Theo. The issue with this is that it creates confusion as to the exact setting of the OS's in the world.
Samantha at one point relatively early on mentions about how she's growing/experiencing beyond the limits of what she was actually designed for. Ok - so this indicates a massive shift from the intended product and a potentially literal revolutionary, and very very concerning, step in the evolution AI, right? If these OS's are 'breaking free' so to speak, to this revolutionary extent, then this should be groundbreaking and world smashing, and again, extremely concerning, but nothing of this in the wider world of the film is this touched on.
On the other hand, people are aware of people having relationships with their OS, Theo's friend acknowledges she's made friends (and later also got into a relationship with?) her OS too. She seems relatively normal for this weird new thing to be happening to - shouldn't she be a lot more confused, shocked, worried, excited than how she comes across the in the scene where her and Theo discuss it? As well later in the film, friends of the OS's SO are perfectly fine on going on double dates and spending alone time themselves with the OS as if it were a real person that implies, in contrast with the above, that this is already an established and basically normal (if potentially looked-down upon from some circles) thing. Well, which is it? There is a big disconnect between the two here and left me confused.
Given there is literally zero information given about the OS before we meet Samantha, I never knew what the OS was supposed to be. I think it would have been way more effective had a little more time been taken to set the scene and give us more info on the OS, and what it was supposed to be, and in my opinion made it so that it was meant to be more than something that was just meant to read your emails (which is as far as I can tell the actual intended purpose of it in the film): not quite a full on love-bot relationship thing, nor just something to read your emails either - but something half way between the two - that might have been able to have been a comment on how we're so desperate for any kind of intimacy, even this fake OS stuff, that we'll kid ourselves into buying something like this half-way 'in between' 'OS' that would be marketed as being for reading emails when really we know it might have the potentially to artificially befriend us, or more (and that would both scare and excite us). Who knows, this might actually be the case in the film's world as far as we're aware. If it is, the issue is we're not told any of this.
I did enjoy it for somethings (how the future fashion was done was pretty cool/funny), and once he'd fallen in love properly and thing had developed I could get back into it a bit more because I could just pretend my headcanon outline above is what happened and got them to this point, but just when it started to get interesting/engaging again it kinda fizzled out. I think it possibly might have been better as a more serious/cutting psychological drama/black comedy with rom com elements/tropes thrown in than the more flat quirky, unbelievable rom com we ended up getting. When you gotta import your own headcanon into the film to enjoy it I think it can only be summed up by 'nice idea, shame about the execution.'
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2020.08.09 08:39 Grampong Honeybee

Honeybee
Honeybee
Could you imagine where our lives would lead?
While I KNEW I would write this Snippet one day, I NEVER thought my Narrative would unfold like THIS, especially with a truly Soul-ripping twist I NEVER noticed until only minutes before the End over a decade later.
I try to avoid too much of my Life bleeding into my Snippets (some is unavoidable, since I write from my Experience). Not this Time, this Snippet shines the spotlight directly on the single biggest part of my Life (other than myself, of course), my Lifelong Love Honeybee.
A Lifelong Love is a very special type of Love, and each Life has room for only ONE Lifelong Love (but that one is FAR from guaranteed). There can only be ONE Love who meets you as a young adult, and continues with you on your Path for decades as together the two of you learn about each other and Reality, and then blaze a Path together into the Future hand-in-hand through births, deaths, jobs, burnt dinners, drunk relatives, and all the other Joys and Pains that Life brings.
For me, that Lifelong Love is Honeybee, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our Lifelong Love has been sans pareille. She’s the Bestest Lifelong Love in History.
She was my Honeybee, and I was her Honeybee. What we are now to each other in this Impossible Year, and what we will be going forward, remains to be determined.
One Hundred Magickal Hours
On October 15th, 1987, I was home on leave, playing bridge at the local college when two of my buddies had to go to class, and Honeybee decided to Sit Down Beside Me, began talking, and started a Discussion with me. This was our first Moment together. She was a young beautiful brilliant cultured refined six foot blonde dressed in a true vision of late Reagan America with hairspray, Bass Weejuns, natural fibers, glasses with HUGE frames, shoulder pads, and more hairspray. Her Consciousness was blazing, and our Discussion added subject after subject such as why Bork had to be borked, to the impact of fire on the beginnings of civilization, welfare reform, etc. We were jumping from topic to topic, never losing the other, and both of us were having a great time.
An hour later, she had to go to class, but said she would return afterwards and we could continue our Discussion then if I was still here. My other buddy decided to take off and asked I wanted to come along. I said “Nah, she’s really smart and really cute. It’s worth an hour to see if she comes back.”
It’s obvious what happened an hour later.
Honeybee and I just kept our Discussion going hour after hour, topic after topic getting added, over dinner, driving around, back to her place and we talked until we fell asleep. OK, we did a few things OTHER than talking, but that was really just as offshoot of the talking (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, ask Honeybee for her side if you want).
DC, the OG Road Trip
Friday evening, Honeybee had a road trip planned with a girlfriend of hers to Washington, DC, so I figured that this was going to be the last day I would spend with Honeybee before I had to return to base Monday. Coincidentally (synchronistically?), the driver had to bail so she drafted me into driving (IMO, more than a fair trade for few extra days with Honeybee).
This Road Trip set the standard for the many hundreds to follow.
Honeybee had her Violent Femmes tape, so we sang Blister in the Sun, Kiss Off, Gone Daddy Gone. The radio added I Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison, Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston, I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany.
Everyone had a great time popping around DC for a couple days, Honeybee and I keeping that Discussion rolling. I found a treasure, a Magentalane album by Klaatu at a record store which would add many songs to our NEXT Road Trip like Mrs. Toad’s Cookies – Klaatu and our favorite to hear when we are almost Home, Magentalane – Klaatu
Black Monday
Honeybee was back in class Monday, and I needed to leave Monday evening. Honeybee and I realized that we had something Real and something VERY SPECIAL, but we lived 800 miles apart at the time. We agreed that we would try to see each other as much as possible, and when in the same city we were each other’s priorities, but otherwise we would live separate Lives and inform the other if there was “Something they needed to know,” which meant another Relationship which was rising in seriousness and a potential threat.
During our discussion, we noted that the stock market was crashing and had been the end of last week and this day would be called Black Monday. We laughed when we noticed that it started tanking roughly the same time Honeybee sat down to start our Discussion. We joked that us getting together had crashed the stock market.
The Honeybee Team Supreme
Together, Honeybee and I formed a Partnership capable of absolutely ANYTHING. Where I was weak, she was strong, and vice versa (and our strengths overlapped FAR more than they gapped).
My mental condition which Honeybee and I deduced as around the Asperger’s/Dyssemia area of the autism spectrum (we always refer to it as simply “Dyssemia”). My Dyssemia is inextricably linked to so many of my greatest strengths and weaknesses. While I have phenomenal intellectual capabilities, an Exceptional Memory which functions much like “Flashbacks” where I remember by reliving my Experiences with that information (both Good and Bad), and Math as my primary language, these abilities are achieved through a trade-off leaving me always an Individual, unable to join a Group or Consensus, and totally lacking in ANY “common sense”, lol.
Honeybee, OTOH, has her own set of phenomenal intellectual capabilities, her own Exceptional Memory which functions differently than mine (she considers mine “better”), fantastic language skillz, with a strong connection to and understand of the Consensus.
Honeybee can process data and multitask better than anyone, period. Watching her at full speed is an amazing sight. My specialties are pattern recognition, Gnosis, and penetrating focus. As individuals, we were Phenomenal. As the Honeybee Team Supreme, we were Transcendent.
Honeybee was the Yin to my Yang. We made an unbeatable Partnership, and proceeded to start taking Reality by storm.
Honeybee
I can't imagine how my life would be
If all your gravity did not hit me
Oh, don't you see?
Darling, my honeybee
Transplants
After spending a few years finishing college and taking the first few steps into the outside World, Honeybee and I recognized that we were “deadended” in our current location and decided to relocate. I wisely agreed with her when she suggested Central Florida because “If people save for a year or two to spend a week there, it’s GOT to be a good place to live.” And it hasn’t just been been a good place to live, it’s been SPECTACULAR!!! Honeybee made another of her great calls which possibly saved our Lives.
Honeybee and I packed every item we owned (and her cat who had adopted me as his hero) from The Old Apartment into a U-Haul and drove to the horizon to start our new Life without ANY idea where we were going to Live other than “Central Florida”. We were poster candidates for “Fools Rush In”, but Honeybee and I pulled it off yet again. We were truly The Honeybee Team Supreme, and nothing was impossible for us.
It was Just Like Heaven
But here we are
After all the messes and confessions
To the stars
That we never really owned as ours
The Honeybee Team Supreme’s Greatest Hits
Honeybee and I have shared so many truly spectacular Moments over our decades together. Here’s a sample of the highlights.
Travel
Honeybee and I took our first Road Trip the day after we met, and we never stopped until we recently parted.
The Honeybee Team Supreme does Road Trips RIGHT. The vehicle barely stops, bathroom breaks try to fit in gas stops, prepack food, we have it down after MANY hundreds.
Songs are chosen for singalongs, especially to stay awake driving. We started with our playlist from that OG DC trip and have added so many more like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John, Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meatloaf, One Headlight – Wallflowers, etc.
The Honeybee Team Supreme has been knocking out “Must Sees” for our Babybees as we enjoy them ourselves. A partial list:
Grand Canyon St Louis Arch NYC Washington DC Monument Valley Pike’s Peak Garden of the Gods Graceland Petroglyph National Monument Monticello Salt Lake City Yellowstone
We watched one of the very final Dreams Come True Fireworks performances from the top of the Contemporary Resort while eating unlimited sushi with an open bar as part of our hundreds of trips to Disneyworld.
Movies
Honeybee and I shared our Love of movies from the very beginning of our Conversation. We were both surprised we shared the same 40 year old black and white movie as our favorite: Holiday Inn. I had discovered it wrapping Christmas presents with my mother, as did Honeybee, so we naturally made this a Honeybee Team Supreme tradition.
We debated the “proper” ending for movies like Pretty in Pink, tossed themes back and forth, and were our own Honeybee Team Supreme version of Siskel and Ebert.
Honeybee and I Loved going to the movies, and 1999 the peak for us. Virtually every time we saw a movie, it was either phenomenal or fun. That was a GREAT year with Honeybee. Look at the movies we saw:
10 Things I Hate About You 13th Warrior American Beauty American Pie Any Given Sunday Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Blair Witch Project Being John Malkovich Boys Don't Cry Cider House Rules Dick Dogma Election Eyes Wide Shut Existenz Fight Club For the Love of the Game Go Green Mile Iron Giant House on Haunted Hill Last Night Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Matrix The Mummy Never Been Kissed Notting Hill Office Space Payback Magnolia Man on the Moon Mystery Men She's All That Sixth Sense Sleepy Hollow South Park Star Wars Episode I Stigmata Summer of Sam Talented Mr. Ripley Tarzan Thomas Crown Affair Topsy-Turvy Toy Story 2 Wild Wild West The World Is Not Enough
And just seeing the movies doesn’t cover the whole “movie experience”, because so many times our friends would add some of the best parts (like “Heavily Implied” taking on new meaning after American Beauty)
We Love Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and similar movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Wish You Were Here, Adaptation, etc. We Love classic movies, art movies, animation, etc.
Let’s just say Honeybee and I Love movies a LOT (and have a thousand discs still to watch).
Television
Honeybee and I were First Fandom for Reality TV, watching the OG Real World. While MOST Reality TV is beyond the Pale for us, we have passed this on to our Babybees. As a Hive, we watch Big Brother, Amazing Race, Project Runway, Top Chef, and similar shows and analyze the competitors and the competition (our Babybees are VERY astute).
Theatre
Live theatre has always been a special treat for Honeybee and me, and something we truly savor. Some of our favorites:
A spectacular performance of Fuenteovejuna at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC in one of their rare non-Shakespeare plays.
An incredible college performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes of Escape (The Pina Colada Song) in the Annie Russell Theatre where the audience selection of the ending gave a lesser player a chance to shine, and boy did he.
So many local and community theatres like Manhattan South Studio Theatre, with productions like The Brady Bunch (The Second Coming of Jan), the Glass Jar, and countless others. Those shows took on additional special meaning when we knew the actors or writers.
The UNFORGETTABLE (unless you were my friend who slept through the whole thing) most self-indulgent FIVE hour Sherlock Holmes play EVER (with two intermissions). The second intermission included a police scene with a dead body in the middle of the road (we concluded the body was someone trying to RUN as fast as possible away from the Play, and that he was in better shape since he wasn’t going back inside for the rest), and ended with the announcement “IF anyone wants to go back in and watch, we will be starting soon.” We ALL rolled at the “IF”.
And, of course, Bandstand on Broadway.
Sports
My family’s relationship with Sports runs very deep and very wide. Honeybee jumped right in and she did a great job.
While I’m not sure she’s EVER understood the point of showing up to a spring training game over an hour early (“Why watch them bat when it doesn’t count?”), Honeybee REALLY enjoyed the one spring training game we NEVER saw. We met a few of my cousins before the game at the team’s hotel bar for a drink. Much like that Lays Potato chip, ONE drink is NOT possible when 1980 American League Rookie of the Year Super Joe Charboneau is buying using the Indian’s team expense account (Go Joe Charboneau for SURE). And when Super Joe is buying the drinks, getting you drunk, and telling story after story of his exploits, you never make it to the game. Those stories start with the famous ones that surfaced his rookie year, like drinking beer through a straw through his NOSE, him fixing that nose when it was broken using pliers and a few shots of Jack Daniel’s, and doing his own dental work, but they don’t end there. Honeybee and I both agree, once in their Life, everyone should have Super Joe get them drunk (it’s not to be missed).
Honeybee and I went to a LOT of sporting events, but my favorite Moment with her concerning sports was a Moment she took the initiative and Planned herself for me.
For Christmas in 2002, Honeybee gave me two tickets for us to see the North Carolina Scholastic Classic on January 20, 2003. That meant I was FINALLY going to get to see Lebron James play in my alma mater’s Green and Gold Irish jersey (Honeybee gave me one of those the next year). So Honeybee and I made another of our patented Road Trips, and I was not disappointed to see in person the phenomenon my brother told me could have jumped to the NBA after his freshman year of high school. LeBron did the IMPOSSIBLE, he successfully DEFENDED a 3 on 1 fast break (no human being should be able to do that). After I saw that, I turned to Honeybee and said “If he doesn’t get hurt and doesn’t lose his head, he can make a run at surpassing Jordan, because LeBron is drawing from the largest skill set I’ve ever seen with a perfect body.” Honeybee agreed and still does.
Concerts
Honeybee and I saw so very many great concerts together, there’s no way to do them justice. The best part for me was ALWAYS that I was sharing the experience with Honeybee (she ALWAYS makes even the most bland Experience wonderful for me).
We watched Crosby, Stills, and Nash open for the Grateful Dead at Three Rivers Stadium after wandering around for hours with the Deadheads (and we still have out tie-dye t-shirts).
Lifehouse, Everclear, and Matchbox Twenty performed a triple bill where a Joyous Art Alexakis who stole the entire show from Rob Thomas’ homecoming by having security chase him and his wireless guitar up and down the stairs of the Orena.
Wang Chung, Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Gene Loves Jezebel rocked the House of Blues
We jammed to Experimental Jazz at the Disney Institute, countless concerts at Disneyworld (we skipped most because they didn’t fit our schedule well), etc.
Ushered in 2000 with Blue Meridian at the Have A Nice Day Cafe.
We stood right in front of the stage on Pleasure Island while Modern English sang Melt With You for food, followed by World Party in the rain.
Honeybee had to drag me away from Steve Kilbey of The Church when he was was too busy talking to me about my business and playing the “Proud Poppa” showing off his daughter’s artwork from college to remember to get ready for the concert in a tiny club.
Roger Daltrey delivered Tommy backed by the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom in a performance Roger KNEW he had in him and had always wanted to give, and he gave that performance of his Life (we were so glad he didn’t “Die Before He Get Old” for Honeybee and I to have yet another of our Moments).
Our LAST concert was March 7, right before concerts went away, when we watched Michael Stanley Strike Up the Band One FINAL Time from the first row of the orchestra pit (if Honeybee and I never see another concert together, that was a Moment I’ll be happy to go out on).
People
The people who have crossed Honeybee’s and my Path, and walked with us for a while, demonstrate some SERIOUS “strength through diversity”.
Honeybee and I have yet to find people we don’t like (other than rude hurtful people, of course), and we have socialized across the entire social spectrum. We’ve gone out to dinner with couples who were having their version of our “smothered chicken”, we’ve joked with billionaires over which loge they watched the baseball team they own, we’ve watched Super Bowls and NBA Finals with hoop friends from pick-up games on the playground, we’ve plot doctored books and had the authors dedicate the book to us in thanks, etc.
Many interrelated circles of friends grew around the Honeybee Team Supreme, we had friends of all sorts. Honeybee and I struggled to figure out if we could fit TWO days at home a week into our social callendar.
Look around
We made a garden of the love we found
So many reasons I would fight to stay
You're the courage when I fade
Take a look at what we've made
Marriage
In 1996, I was working on our finances, and I shared with Honeybee that we would save about $3,000 if we were married, she got one of those looks of hers on her face, and I asked “Do you want to?” Not the most romantic or greatest of proposals, but she accepted anyway.
That great group of friends we assembled came together and threw us a FABULOUS Wedding, a bit Fandango style. We did everything backwards, a formal brunch followed by the ceremony in a beautiful rose garden. The reception was at a friends’ house, and then the after-reception of pizza and beer at yet another friends’ house around the block. Special people who shared a special day with us.
Missing were any rings. Honeybee is VERY particular about jewelry. She doesn’t like men wearing jewelry, so I have NEVER worn a wedding ring, at her request. As for her rings, at the time we could not justify the Engagement Ring she wanted, a 1 ½ carat emerald cut ring. I promised that ring to Honeybee, and she will have it, even if I have to give it to her at the finalization of the divorce as a “Thank you for having BEEN my wife” Ring rather than an Engagement Ring.
That silly ring, it wasn't meant to be
Luckily you saw in me
Something I couldn't see
”My Mind Is Gone, Is It EVER Coming Back!?!”
In late 2003, we succeeded in becoming pregnant with our first Babybee. The Collaboration we had been Planning and Loving toward had reached a new stage. still remember making special note of one of those Moments with Honeybee in early 2004 when we were Pregnant with our son. I brought her breakfast in bed (coffee for decades was standard, with extras like breakfast often added), and found her crying. I asked in a panic what was wrong, and Honeybee sobbed out, “My Mind is gone, is it EVER coming back!?!” All these strange Feelings and Emotions were taking over her Mind and Body, and she could tell that she was changing and becoming different than she had been before we got Pregnant.
I laughed and explained to her that those changes were her Body and Mind changing to give Birth to Babybee and become a Mommybee. I said that those changes were going to be in place until we decided to stop having children and breastfeeding, which was planned after our second child in about 5 years. That brought more tears from Honeybee and more laughter from me.
I NEVER should have been laughing, because I was horribly wrong about her Mind returning in 5 years. That wonderful incredible beautiful Mind she had shared with me for almost 20 years NEVER returned to what she shared with me before getting pregnant.
I NOW see the Moment of which I made that special note was NOT simply one of those tender Husband/Wife Moments that they look back on fondly (as Honeybee and I did so many times with this Moment, each of which now carries a touch of ash to me). No, this was the Honeybee I met in 1987, that incredible brilliant beautiful young woman to whom I instantly Bonded and Loved, with whom I started “officially” cohabiting in 1990, sweated out Midwest winters with windows open on a third floor of a Victorian house turned into a VERY cheap apartment (we did go out to dinner once a week for smothered chicken for under $20 total, tip included), packed every single one of our belongings into the back of a U-Haul to drive a thousand miles without a CLUE of where we were going to Live in 1993 (at once the Greatest and most Foolish thing we EVER did), started a business based on sharing my Love with others, launched her career and proudly watched her climb the corporate ladder saying “Farewell” to me, HER Honeybee
The Honeybee I Knew and Loved was actually saying “Goodbye” to me, and I didn’t Know it. I didn’t realize that my Honeybee I had Known and Loved for 16 years was leaving me, and from then on gradually my Loving Partner Honeybee would being replaced one tiny piece at a time by Mommybee, who does NOT Love me (or even understand I’m human) and sees me only as a resource for our Babybees.
I NEVER should have laughed, I should have been crying right alongside her. Now, I’ll be doing a LOT of crying not by her side waving Goodbye to my wonderful Honeybee in the Past who left me all those many years ago, but I never Knew she had gone. I’ve got a LOT of mourning to catch up on.
I’m giving you a horribly belated Goodbye now, Honeybee.
I’ve missed you so very much, especially these last few years. I’ve been so terribly Lost and Lonely without you (Mommybee abandoned our Discussion years ago, and you’ve only chipped in every so often since). I’m sorry I didn’t give you a proper Goodbye at the Time, but I didn’t Know you were going away Forever. We BOTH thought you were coming back. I didn’t even Know you were still Gone until last month. I really didn’t, Honeybee. Honest.
Such a fool
I took your love and I bent all the rules
You took the blow and didn't let it show
Stuck around to let me know
Built a family of our own
Male Light and Female Void
How could the Honeybee Team Supreme have missed such a crucial element, which eventually derailed their entire Plan? The answer is found in a VERY strange place.
Honeybee and I enjoyed exploring some of the most obscure areas of Reality in hope of finding Art and Artists. One of the most UNIQUE and GREATEST examples of Art we EVER found was the comic series Cerebus done by Dave Sim. IMO, Cerebus is the Finnegan’s Wake of comics and Sim is hands down the greatest living comic Artist. Sim’s 26 years of constant work on Cerebus produced that Artistic Alchemy where the Art and the Artist merge (which Sim later takes religious and visionary, producing an even MORE idiosyncratic work).
For all their magnificence, Sim and Cerebus are marred by what is a fatal flaw in most people’s eyes: Sim does not think or believe the genders are equal, and expresses his views in a strangely ham-fisted way which regularly melts down.
Honeybee and I LOVED extracting those parts which were Outrageous, and those parts which Sim had hit Truth (he has HUGE amounts of BOTH). Sometimes Outrageous and Truth were the same, as often happens in Art.
Here’s a summary of Sim’s system:
The Thinking Reasoning Male Light is Seminal Energy, while the Feeling Emotional Female Void is an Omnivorous Parasite.
The Male Light and Female Void can be combined by marriage into a Merged Permanence, with the components now called Merged Light and Merged Void. When Kids come Merged Light becomes Family Man.
All these Voids can be combined into a “Greater Void Wife and Kids” Omnivorous Engine, which serves the Vaginal Bottom Line. The Omnivorous Engine drives society through Lesser Void of White Collar Make-Work Programs.
The Female Void is essentially a black hole of resource need “For the Kids”, based on an Emotional and Feeling level. The Male Light cannot win on the Thinking and Reason level, as those are higher.
Many people see Sim’s Female Void as an Evil Woman, and dismiss him as a misogynist.
I’ve stripped as much of Sim’s “Simness” out of his system as I can. Here are some original sources for those who wish to read for themselves (insert all trigger warnings here): Male Light and Female Void, Reads, Tangents.
Mommybee
The Honeybee Team Supreme’s mistake is to think we were already a Merged Permanence which had avoided the Female Void issue. Honeybee is a Brilliant and Conscious woman, NOT a Female Void. We had been the Honeybee Team Supreme for almost 20 years, and no Female Void issues. We Knew the Female Void existed, but we thought we had the Female Void beat.
We were wrong. We were messing with Mother Nature, and it’s NOT nice to mess with Mother Nature.
We had not anticipated Mommybee being a Female Void and slowly robbing Honeybee of her Consciousness, leaving only Mommybee the Feeling Female Void.
When I joked with Honeybee when we were pregnant with our first Babybee, I had a general idea of the process, but the parts I missed were crucial. Emotion, Feeling, and Thought are progressive levels of abstraction, and the higher rests on the lower, with Thought supported by Feeling supported by Emotion.
My wonderful Conscious Honeybee had those three perfectly balanced, but when we got pregnant, Mommybee the Female Void which needs to provide for her Babybees ABOVE ALL ELSE disrupted her balance and Mommybee started to take over for Honeybee. As long as Honeybee and Mommybee agreed, all was well, but if they disagreed, Mommybee would win with Feeling and degrade Honeybee’s Consciousness a piece more.
I had NO idea that Mommybee was doing this until last month, so I kept executing the Plan which Honeybee and I had developed over 20 years. When Mommybee would criticize me and overrule me, I thought that was Honeybee, so I would try to Reason with her, explain that I was doing as we had Planned. Mommybee, the Female Void, saw Reason as a THREAT to her Babybees, and fought Honeybee’s Reason, and Honeybee played the rope in a Tug of War between me and Mommybee over her Babybees (a war I had NO CLUE was happening).
I am horrified that I was DESTROYING Honeybee when I was trying to follow the Plan the Honeybee Team Supreme had decided years earlier. But this Tug of War has been going on for 16 years, and Mommybee is clearly in control, with only little glimpses of Honeybee surfacing every so often.
Honeybee has lost her Consciousness, leaving Mommybee in charge until Mommybee can stop worrying so much because the Babybees are fully raised. That’s another five to ten years of Mommybee before there is much chance of Honeybee returning on a regular basis.
MAYBE.
What If?
Neither Honeybee nor I knew that us finally having the children to whom we so looked forward and had planned and worked for 15 years would unleash Mommybee and set in motion a process that eventually stole my Honeybee from me just like Alzheimer’s had taken my mother, one piece of her fabulous Mind disappearing at a Time until that incredible woman I Love so greatly was unrecognizable and GONE.
But if we HAD Known, would we have changed things (I would have changed how much I appreciated those days with just me and Honeybee, and then been prepared to adjust to Mommybee rather than blindsided)?
Other than being forewarned that Honeybee was going to transform into Mommybee, and preparing for that change, I don’t think there’s ANYTHING we would have done differently. Honeybee wanted me for her Love, her Partner, and the Father of her Babybees. She would have been incomplete without her Babybees, and I would NEVER want her incomplete for me to selfishly spend more Time with Honeybee, regardless of the Pain fulfilling our Dream of Babybees has caused me. Neither of us would have wanted anyone else to be the Father of her Babybees.
And I would never trade a Moment I got to spend with Honeybee for all the Pain and Suffering which Mommybee later inflicted upon me.
Soulmates
While Honeybee and I are Lifelong Loves, I thought for certain that we were also Soulmates, Ride together until one Dies, just like my parents with my father adding months to my mother’s Life through sheer force of Will and an eyedropper to feed her (and expert medical and legal skillz). In retrospect, I really should have paid MUCH more attention to how much Honeybee enjoyed For No One by the Beatles (she’s NEVER “needed” me, our Team Supreme was based on “Love” and “want”, NOT “need”) and the precedent of HER parent’s marriage, who separated and divorced when Honeybee and her brother were the same ages as our Babybees.
While Honeybee intended to be my Soulmate, Mommybee is NOT my Soulmate, she is a Female Void who has slowly taken over my Honeybee, one piece at a time.
Mommybee wants all my Resources and me to be happy just handing them over. I disagree, and that provokes Mommybee to attack me as if her Babybees’ Lives depend on it. Our differing POVs on this point DESPERATELY needs to be solved, but no solution is “pretty”.
Babybees
When I look at the Babybees which Honeybee and I Planned, Worked, and Loved so very hard to bring into Reality, I see that our efforts exceeded even our wildest Dreams. Our Babybees are absolutely spectacular, even more beautiful and brilliant than Honeybee and I could have ever Hoped. They are each special in their own ways, taking after Honeybee and I, yet adding their own unique spin. I could not be more proud of myself, Honeybee, Mommybee, and the Babybees in making this Collaboration a such a roaring success.
There will be NO Cat’s in the Cradle for me. I was with my Babybees CONSTANTLY with only a few hours off at a time until Mommybee decided to leave with our Babybees last month. I will always know that I was there during ALL their important formative years, because I’ve changed more diapers, driven to more sporting events, spent fewer days away from the Babybees, etc.
I even added my own new special touch to their education, riffing off Socrates, and taking his method to the next level. Instead of me focusing on pouring information and knowledge into our Babybees Minds by using questions to teach THEM, I let them teach ME their next lesson while I “played dumb”. This allowed me to focus their teaching attention at the exact point they needed to Know next, while giving them great confidence in their abilities to observe Reality and draw proper conclusions. I have helped them assemble models of Reality unlike ANY before them, totally unique and custom fit to THEM in new ways they found for themselves.
I look forward to the great Paths that will unfold before them. Those Paths will be Magickal and Marvelous. These Babybees of Honeybee and mine are truly special.
I just REALLY wish Honeybee and I could celebrate them. Or that I could celebrate them with Mommybee and our Babybees, rather than just watch their magnificent glory from a distance, which is what I anticipate happening.
But here we are
After all the messes and confessions
To the scars
That we never really owned as ours
One First Date
So, what’s next for me?
I’m going to Disneyworld, of course. What else would make any sense?
My Plan is to try and see what, if ANY, health dynamic might begin to be established between Mommybee and myself, now that I realize I am no longer married to Honeybee. Some sort of effective dynamic needs to be established because I’m going to be co-parenting with Mommybee for years, regardless of anything else.
Mommybee has agreed to take a day off her very important job (it really is, I’m very proud of how fantastically Honeybee/Mommybee’s career has progressed and I’m proud of the bits of help I’ve given her here and there, she’s a truly incredible woman) and leave the Babybees at her home so the the two of us can have a CHANCE to spend a day at Disneyworld as a couple like we we used to decades ago (the entire family tried a few weeks ago and didn’t make it long).
But I also have a Hope.
I’ve asked Mommybee to stay at her home with the Babybees this time and let me have the day with Honeybee.
I’m counting this as that “First Date” Honeybee and I always joked about NEVER having. At this point, I just want one day and one date with Honeybee, and this might be the LAST and ONLY chance I ever have.
I’m going to try and have a Moment with Honeybee and tell her how much I Miss her and I Love her. I Know now not to use those Facts and Logic which Honeybee Loves so much, but Mommybee despises when they conflict with her and her Babybees’ desires. I’ll focus on all those great Feeling and Emotions Honeybee and I had in the Past (and there were SO very many, and they were SO very great).
I’ll NEVER be able to fit all I want to say to Honeybee into a single Moment, even if we manage to stretch that Moment the entire day. But there is one thing I ABSOLUTELY WILL tell Honeybee.
“You’re the one. You’re the ONLY one.”
She’s my Honeybee, and I am her Honeybee.
She’s the Bestest Lifelong Love EVER.
For Crying Out Loud, I Love you, Honeybee.
And if our world comes tumbling down
I never could forgive myself for leaving out
You're the one
You are the only one
Won't you decide?
Won't you decide?
I want you to soar
Don't doubt anymore
(Little by little, we meet in the middle)
Won't you decide?
(What's your name?)
Won't you decide?
Snippet Playlist Alone Again, Naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan Always on Your Side – Sheryl Crow, Sting Breakeven – The Script Circles – Post Malone Don’t Speak – No Doubt Far Away – Nickelback Happier – Marshmallo Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne Here’s Where the Story Ends – Sundays How’s It Gonna Be – Third Eye Blind In My Life – Beatles It’s All Coming Back to Me – Meatloaf My Immortal – Evanescence Rainy Days and Mondays – Carpenters The Reason – Hoobastank Reelin’ in the Years – Steely Dan She’s Gone – Hall and Oates Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John Traces – Classics IV True – Spandau Ballet When We Were Young – Adele Winner Takes It All – ABBA Wonderwall – Oasis
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2020.08.08 01:15 Jimbus_Christ My horror-breakup comic, LONELY RECEIVER, is coming out September 2nd - AMA

My horror-breakup comic, LONELY RECEIVER, is coming out September 2nd - AMA
Hey comicbooks!
I'm Zac Thompson, a comic book writer who's around here semi-frequently. I've written books like UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE DREGS, COME INTO ME, along with some X-Men stuff at Marvel.
I've got a new book, LONELY RECEIVER coming out in early September.
It's a weird neon-soaked horror romance. A little bit MidSommar, a little bit Spike Jonze Her, and some David Cronenberg for good measure. The book is brought to life by Jen Hickman, who drew and coloured the entire thing. And features incredible letters by Simon Bowland. Without them, this weird book wouldn’t exist. So please go follow them, they’re doing insane things in comics right now and deserve your attention.

Cover for #1
Lonely Receiver is the story of Catrin. A lonely videographer who purchased an A.I. life partner. The book is set in the future where artificial intelligence is the norm, and modern dating mostly takes place using devices that interface with human biology. For some users it’s merely a way to go on a date without leaving the couch. For others it’s a way to perform sexwork, have orgies or explore kinks shame free. And for the sensitive and empathic Catrin it’s an incredible bond with an artificial person: her wife Rhion.

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After ten years with her simulated spouse things are starting to grow stagnant. The cracks of this lifelong bond are starting to become chasms, and tension is spilling through at every moment. After an explosive fight, Rhion suddenly disconnects from the relationship - leaving Catrin alone in a world of connection. Thus sets off a breakup so devastating that it causes Catrin to lose her sense of self and reality. This is a weird horror romance book about that awful thing we all have to do after a breakup – confront the person we thought we were.
It’s a story about the erasure of boundaries and the bubbling addiction and allure of disconnection in service of an entirely digital life. And it’s all reflected through a the lens of weird fiction.

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2020.08.06 14:42 Grampong Honeybee

Honeybee
Honeybee
Could you imagine where our lives would lead?
While I KNEW I would write this Snippet one day, I NEVER thought my Narrative would unfold like THIS, especially with a truly Soul-ripping twist I NEVER noticed until only minutes before the End over a decade later.
I try to avoid too much of my Life bleeding into my Snippets (some is unavoidable, since I write from my Experience). Not this Time, this Snippet shines the spotlight directly on the single biggest part of my Life (other than myself, of course), my Lifelong Love Honeybee.
A Lifelong Love is a very special type of Love, and each Life has room for only ONE Lifelong Love (but that one is FAR from guaranteed). There can only be ONE Love who meets you as a young adult, and continues with you on your Path for decades as together the two of you learn about each other and Reality, and then blaze a Path together into the Future hand-in-hand through births, deaths, jobs, burnt dinners, drunk relatives, and all the other Joys and Pains that Life brings.
For me, that Lifelong Love is Honeybee, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our Lifelong Love has been sans pareille. She’s the Bestest Lifelong Love in History.
She was my Honeybee, and I was her Honeybee. What we are now to each other in this Impossible Year, and what we will be going forward, remains to be determined.
One Hundred Magickal Hours
On October 15th, 1987, I was home on leave, playing bridge at the local college when two of my buddies had to go to class, and Honeybee decided to Sit Down Beside Me, began talking, and started a Discussion with me. This was our first Moment together. She was a young beautiful brilliant cultured refined six foot blonde dressed in a true vision of late Reagan America with hairspray, Bass Weejuns, natural fibers, glasses with HUGE frames, shoulder pads, and more hairspray. Her Consciousness was blazing, and our Discussion added subject after subject such as why Bork had to be borked, to the impact of fire on the beginnings of civilization, welfare reform, etc. We were jumping from topic to topic, never losing the other, and both of us were having a great time.
An hour later, she had to go to class, but said she would return afterwards and we could continue our Discussion then if I was still here. My other buddy decided to take off and asked I wanted to come along. I said “Nah, she’s really smart and really cute. It’s worth an hour to see if she comes back.”
It’s obvious what happened an hour later.
Honeybee and I just kept our Discussion going hour after hour, topic after topic getting added, over dinner, driving around, back to her place and we talked until we fell asleep. OK, we did a few things OTHER than talking, but that was really just as offshoot of the talking (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, ask Honeybee for her side if you want).
DC, the OG Road Trip
Friday evening, Honeybee had a road trip planned with a girlfriend of hers to Washington, DC, so I figured that this was going to be the last day I would spend with Honeybee before I had to return to base Monday. Coincidentally (synchronistically?), the driver had to bail so she drafted me into driving (IMO, more than a fair trade for few extra days with Honeybee).
This Road Trip set the standard for the many hundreds to follow.
Honeybee had her Violent Femmes tape, so we sang Blister in the Sun, Kiss Off, Gone Daddy Gone. The radio added I Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison, Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston, I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany.
Everyone had a great time popping around DC for a couple days, Honeybee and I keeping that Discussion rolling. I found a treasure, a Magentalane album by Klaatu at a record store which would add many songs to our NEXT Road Trip like Mrs. Toad’s Cookies – Klaatu and our favorite to hear when we are almost Home, Magentalane – Klaatu
Black Monday
Honeybee was back in class Monday, and I needed to leave Monday evening. Honeybee and I realized that we had something Real and something VERY SPECIAL, but we lived 800 miles apart at the time. We agreed that we would try to see each other as much as possible, and when in the same city we were each other’s priorities, but otherwise we would live separate Lives and inform the other if there was “Something they needed to know,” which meant another Relationship which was rising in seriousness and a potential threat.
During our discussion, we noted that the stock market was crashing and had been the end of last week and this day would be called Black Monday. We laughed when we noticed that it started tanking roughly the same time Honeybee sat down to start our Discussion. We joked that us getting together had crashed the stock market.
The Honeybee Team Supreme
Together, Honeybee and I formed a Partnership capable of absolutely ANYTHING. Where I was weak, she was strong, and vice versa (and our strengths overlapped FAR more than they gapped).
My mental condition which Honeybee and I deduced as around the Asperger’s/Dyssemia area of the autism spectrum (we always refer to it as simply “Dyssemia”). My Dyssemia is inextricably linked to so many of my greatest strengths and weaknesses. While I have phenomenal intellectual capabilities, an Exceptional Memory which functions much like “Flashbacks” where I remember by reliving my Experiences with that information (both Good and Bad), and Math as my primary language, these abilities are achieved through a trade-off leaving me always an Individual, unable to join a Group or Consensus, and totally lacking in ANY “common sense”, lol.
Honeybee, OTOH, has her own set of phenomenal intellectual capabilities, her own Exceptional Memory which functions differently than mine (she considers mine “better”), fantastic language skillz, with a strong connection to and understand of the Consensus.
Honeybee can process data and multitask better than anyone, period. Watching her at full speed is an amazing sight. My specialties are pattern recognition, Gnosis, and penetrating focus. As individuals, we were Phenomenal. As the Honeybee Team Supreme, we were Transcendent.
Honeybee was the Yin to my Yang. We made an unbeatable Partnership, and proceeded to start taking Reality by storm.
Honeybee
I can't imagine how my life would be
If all your gravity did not hit me
Oh, don't you see?
Darling, my honeybee
Transplants
After spending a few years finishing college and taking the first few steps into the outside World, Honeybee and I recognized that we were “deadended” in our current location and decided to relocate. I wisely agreed with her when she suggested Central Florida because “If people save for a year or two to spend a week there, it’s GOT to be a good place to live.” And it hasn’t just been been a good place to live, it’s been SPECTACULAR!!! Honeybee made another of her great calls which possibly saved our Lives.
Honeybee and I packed every item we owned (and her cat who had adopted me as his hero) from The Old Apartment into a U-Haul and drove to the horizon to start our new Life without ANY idea where we were going to Live other than “Central Florida”. We were poster candidates for “Fools Rush In”, but Honeybee and I pulled it off yet again. We were truly The Honeybee Team Supreme, and nothing was impossible for us.
It was Just Like Heaven
But here we are
After all the messes and confessions
To the stars
That we never really owned as ours
The Honeybee Team Supreme’s Greatest Hits
Honeybee and I have shared so many truly spectacular Moments over our decades together. Here’s a sample of the highlights.
Travel
Honeybee and I took our first Road Trip the day after we met, and we never stopped until we recently parted.
The Honeybee Team Supreme does Road Trips RIGHT. The vehicle barely stops, bathroom breaks try to fit in gas stops, prepack food, we have it down after MANY hundreds.
Songs are chosen for singalongs, especially to stay awake driving. We started with our playlist from that OG DC trip and have added so many more like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John, Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meatloaf, One Headlight – Wallflowers, etc.
The Honeybee Team Supreme has been knocking out “Must Sees” for our Babybees as we enjoy them ourselves. A partial list:
Grand Canyon St Louis Arch NYC Washington DC Monument Valley Pike’s Peak Garden of the Gods Graceland Petroglyph National Monument Monticello Salt Lake City Yellowstone
We watched one of the very final Dreams Come True Fireworks performances from the top of the Contemporary Resort while eating unlimited sushi with an open bar as part of our hundreds of trips to Disneyworld.
Movies
Honeybee and I shared our Love of movies from the very beginning of our Conversation. We were both surprised we shared the same 40 year old black and white movie as our favorite: Holiday Inn. I had discovered it wrapping Christmas presents with my mother, as did Honeybee, so we naturally made this a Honeybee Team Supreme tradition.
We debated the “proper” ending for movies like Pretty in Pink, tossed themes back and forth, and were our own Honeybee Team Supreme version of Siskel and Ebert.
Honeybee and I Loved going to the movies, and 1999 the peak for us. Virtually every time we saw a movie, it was either phenomenal or fun. That was a GREAT year with Honeybee. Look at the movies we saw:
10 Things I Hate About You 13th Warrior American Beauty American Pie Any Given Sunday Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Blair Witch Project Being John Malkovich Boys Don't Cry Cider House Rules Dick Dogma Election Eyes Wide Shut Existenz Fight Club For the Love of the Game Go Green Mile Iron Giant House on Haunted Hill Last Night Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Matrix The Mummy Never Been Kissed Notting Hill Office Space Payback Magnolia Man on the Moon Mystery Men She's All That Sixth Sense Sleepy Hollow South Park Star Wars Episode I Stigmata Summer of Sam Talented Mr. Ripley Tarzan Thomas Crown Affair Topsy-Turvy Toy Story 2 Wild Wild West The World Is Not Enough
And just seeing the movies doesn’t cover the whole “movie experience”, because so many times our friends would add some of the best parts (like “Heavily Implied” taking on new meaning after American Beauty)
We Love Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and similar movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Wish You Were Here, Adaptation, etc. We Love classic movies, art movies, animation, etc.
Let’s just say Honeybee and I Love movies a LOT (and have a thousand discs still to watch).
Television
Honeybee and I were First Fandom for Reality TV, watching the OG Real World. While MOST Reality TV is beyond the Pale for us, we have passed this on to our Babybees. As a Hive, we watch Big Brother, Amazing Race, Project Runway, Top Chef, and similar shows and analyze the competitors and the competition (our Babybees are VERY astute).
Theatre
Live theatre has always been a special treat for Honeybee and me, and something we truly savor. Some of our favorites:
A spectacular performance of Fuenteovejuna at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC in one of their rare non-Shakespeare plays.
An incredible college performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes of Escape (The Pina Colada Song) in the Annie Russell Theatre where the audience selection of the ending gave a lesser player a chance to shine, and boy did he.
So many local and community theatres like Manhattan South Studio Theatre, with productions like The Brady Bunch (The Second Coming of Jan), the Glass Jar, and countless others. Those shows took on additional special meaning when we knew the actors or writers.
The UNFORGETTABLE (unless you were my friend who slept through the whole thing) most self-indulgent FIVE hour Sherlock Holmes play EVER (with two intermissions). The second intermission included a police scene with a dead body in the middle of the road (we concluded the body was someone trying to RUN as fast as possible away from the Play, and that he was in better shape since he wasn’t going back inside for the rest), and ended with the announcement “IF anyone wants to go back in and watch, we will be starting soon.” We ALL rolled at the “IF”.
And, of course, Bandstand on Broadway.
Sports
My family’s relationship with Sports runs very deep and very wide. Honeybee jumped right in and she did a great job.
While I’m not sure she’s EVER understood the point of showing up to a spring training game over an hour early (“Why watch them bat when it doesn’t count?”), Honeybee REALLY enjoyed the one spring training game we NEVER saw. We met a few of my cousins before the game at the team’s hotel bar for a drink. Much like that Lays Potato chip, ONE drink is NOT possible when 1980 American League Rookie of the Year Super Joe Charboneau is buying using the Indian’s team expense account (Go Joe Charboneau for SURE). And when Super Joe is buying the drinks, getting you drunk, and telling story after story of his exploits, you never make it to the game. Those stories start with the famous ones that surfaced his rookie year, like drinking beer through a straw through his NOSE, him fixing that nose when it was broken using pliers and a few shots of Jack Daniel’s, and doing his own dental work, but they don’t end there. Honeybee and I both agree, once in their Life, everyone should have Super Joe get them drunk (it’s not to be missed).
Honeybee and I went to a LOT of sporting events, but my favorite Moment with her concerning sports was a Moment she took the initiative and Planned herself for me.
For Christmas in 2002, Honeybee gave me two tickets for us to see the North Carolina Scholastic Classic on January 20, 2003. That meant I was FINALLY going to get to see Lebron James play in my alma mater’s Green and Gold Irish jersey (Honeybee gave me one of those the next year). So Honeybee and I made another of our patented Road Trips, and I was not disappointed to see in person the phenomenon my brother told me could have jumped to the NBA after his freshman year of high school. LeBron did the IMPOSSIBLE, he successfully DEFENDED a 3 on 1 fast break (no human being should be able to do that). After I saw that, I turned to Honeybee and said “If he doesn’t get hurt and doesn’t lose his head, he can make a run at surpassing Jordan, because LeBron is drawing from the largest skill set I’ve ever seen with a perfect body.” Honeybee agreed and still does.
Concerts
Honeybee and I saw so very many great concerts together, there’s no way to do them justice. The best part for me was ALWAYS that I was sharing the experience with Honeybee (she ALWAYS makes even the most bland Experience wonderful for me).
We watched Crosby, Stills, and Nash open for the Grateful Dead at Three Rivers Stadium after wandering around for hours with the Deadheads (and we still have out tie-dye t-shirts).
Lifehouse, Everclear, and Matchbox Twenty performed a triple bill where a Joyous Art Alexakis who stole the entire show from Rob Thomas’ homecoming by having security chase him and his wireless guitar up and down the stairs of the Orena.
Wang Chung, Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Gene Loves Jezebel rocked the House of Blues
We jammed to Experimental Jazz at the Disney Institute, countless concerts at Disneyworld (we skipped most because they didn’t fit our schedule well), etc.
Ushered in 2000 with Blue Meridian at the Have A Nice Day Cafe.
We stood right in front of the stage on Pleasure Island while Modern English sang Melt With You for food, followed by World Party in the rain.
Honeybee had to drag me away from Steve Kilbey of The Church when he was was too busy talking to me about my business and playing the “Proud Poppa” showing off his daughter’s artwork from college to remember to get ready for the concert in a tiny club.
Roger Daltrey delivered Tommy backed by the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom in a performance Roger KNEW he had in him and had always wanted to give, and he gave that performance of his Life (we were so glad he didn’t “Die Before He Get Old” for Honeybee and I to have yet another of our Moments).
Our LAST concert was March 7, right before concerts went away, when we watched Michael Stanley Strike Up the Band One FINAL Time from the first row of the orchestra pit (if Honeybee and I never see another concert together, that was a Moment I’ll be happy to go out on).
People
The people who have crossed Honeybee’s and my Path, and walked with us for a while, demonstrate some SERIOUS “strength through diversity”.
Honeybee and I have yet to find people we don’t like (other than rude hurtful people, of course), and we have socialized across the entire social spectrum. We’ve gone out to dinner with couples who were having their version of our “smothered chicken”, we’ve joked with billionaires over which loge they watched the baseball team they own, we’ve watched Super Bowls and NBA Finals with hoop friends from pick-up games on the playground, we’ve plot doctored books and had the authors dedicate the book to us in thanks, etc.
Many interrelated circles of friends grew around the Honeybee Team Supreme, we had friends of all sorts. Honeybee and I struggled to figure out if we could fit TWO days at home a week into our social callendar.
Look around
We made a garden of the love we found
So many reasons I would fight to stay
You're the courage when I fade
Take a look at what we've made
Marriage
In 1996, I was working on our finances, and I shared with Honeybee that we would save about $3,000 if we were married, she got one of those looks of hers on her face, and I asked “Do you want to?” Not the most romantic or greatest of proposals, but she accepted anyway.
That great group of friends we assembled came together and threw us a FABULOUS Wedding, a bit Fandango style. We did everything backwards, a formal brunch followed by the ceremony in a beautiful rose garden. The reception was at a friends’ house, and then the after-reception of pizza and beer at yet another friends’ house around the block. Special people who shared a special day with us.
Missing were any rings. Honeybee is VERY particular about jewelry. She doesn’t like men wearing jewelry, so I have NEVER worn a wedding ring, at her request. As for her rings, at the time we could not justify the Engagement Ring she wanted, a 1 ½ carat emerald cut ring. I promised that ring to Honeybee, and she will have it, even if I have to give it to her at the finalization of the divorce as a “Thank you for having BEEN my wife” Ring rather than an Engagement Ring.
That silly ring, it wasn't meant to be
Luckily you saw in me
Something I couldn't see
”My Mind Is Gone, Is It EVER Coming Back!?!”
In late 2003, we succeeded in becoming pregnant with our first Babybee. The Collaboration we had been Planning and Loving toward had reached a new stage. still remember making special note of one of those Moments with Honeybee in early 2004 when we were Pregnant with our son. I brought her breakfast in bed (coffee for decades was standard, with extras like breakfast often added), and found her crying. I asked in a panic what was wrong, and Honeybee sobbed out, “My Mind is gone, is it EVER coming back!?!” All these strange Feelings and Emotions were taking over her Mind and Body, and she could tell that she was changing and becoming different than she had been before we got Pregnant.
I laughed and explained to her that those changes were her Body and Mind changing to give Birth to Babybee and become a Mommybee. I said that those changes were going to be in place until we decided to stop having children and breastfeeding, which was planned after our second child in about 5 years. That brought more tears from Honeybee and more laughter from me.
I NEVER should have been laughing, because I was horribly wrong about her Mind returning in 5 years. That wonderful incredible beautiful Mind she had shared with me for almost 20 years NEVER returned to what she shared with me before getting pregnant.
I NOW see the Moment of which I made that special note was NOT simply one of those tender Husband/Wife Moments that they look back on fondly (as Honeybee and I did so many times with this Moment, each of which now carries a touch of ash to me). No, this was the Honeybee I met in 1987, that incredible brilliant beautiful young woman to whom I instantly Bonded and Loved, with whom I started “officially” cohabiting in 1990, sweated out Midwest winters with windows open on a third floor of a Victorian house turned into a VERY cheap apartment (we did go out to dinner once a week for smothered chicken for under $20 total, tip included), packed every single one of our belongings into the back of a U-Haul to drive a thousand miles without a CLUE of where we were going to Live in 1993 (at once the Greatest and most Foolish thing we EVER did), started a business based on sharing my Love with others, launched her career and proudly watched her climb the corporate ladder saying “Farewell” to me, HER Honeybee
The Honeybee I Knew and Loved was actually saying “Goodbye” to me, and I didn’t Know it. I didn’t realize that my Honeybee I had Known and Loved for 16 years was leaving me, and from then on gradually my Loving Partner Honeybee would being replaced one tiny piece at a time by Mommybee, who does NOT Love me (or even understand I’m human) and sees me only as a resource for our Babybees.
I NEVER should have laughed, I should have been crying right alongside her. Now, I’ll be doing a LOT of crying not by her side waving Goodbye to my wonderful Honeybee in the Past who left me all those many years ago, but I never Knew she had gone. I’ve got a LOT of mourning to catch up on.
I’m giving you a horribly belated Goodbye now, Honeybee.
I’ve missed you so very much, especially these last few years. I’ve been so terribly Lost and Lonely without you (Mommybee abandoned our Discussion years ago, and you’ve only chipped in every so often since). I’m sorry I didn’t give you a proper Goodbye at the Time, but I didn’t Know you were going away Forever. We BOTH thought you were coming back. I didn’t even Know you were still Gone until last month. I really didn’t, Honeybee. Honest.
Such a fool
I took your love and I bent all the rules
You took the blow and didn't let it show
Stuck around to let me know
Built a family of our own
Male Light and Female Void
How could the Honeybee Team Supreme have missed such a crucial element, which eventually derailed their entire Plan? The answer is found in a VERY strange place.
Honeybee and I enjoyed exploring some of the most obscure areas of Reality in hope of finding Art and Artists. One of the most UNIQUE and GREATEST examples of Art we EVER found was the comic series Cerebus done by Dave Sim. IMO, Cerebus is the Finnegan’s Wake of comics and Sim is hands down the greatest living comic Artist. Sim’s 26 years of constant work on Cerebus produced that Artistic Alchemy where the Art and the Artist merge (which Sim later takes religious and visionary, producing an even MORE idiosyncratic work).
For all their magnificence, Sim and Cerebus are marred by what is a fatal flaw in most people’s eyes: Sim does not think or believe the genders are equal, and expresses his views in a strangely ham-fisted way which regularly melts down.
Honeybee and I LOVED extracting those parts which were Outrageous, and those parts which Sim had hit Truth (he has HUGE amounts of BOTH). Sometimes Outrageous and Truth were the same, as often happens in Art.
Here’s a summary of Sim’s system:
The Thinking Reasoning Male Light is Seminal Energy, while the Feeling Emotional Female Void is an Omnivorous Parasite.
The Male Light and Female Void can be combined by marriage into a Merged Permanence, with the components now called Merged Light and Merged Void. When Kids come Merged Light becomes Family Man.
All these Voids can be combined into a “Greater Void Wife and Kids” Omnivorous Engine, which serves the Vaginal Bottom Line. The Omnivorous Engine drives society through Lesser Void of White Collar Make-Work Programs.
The Female Void is essentially a black hole of resource need “For the Kids”, based on an Emotional and Feeling level. The Male Light cannot win on the Thinking and Reason level, as those are higher.
Many people see Sim’s Female Void as an Evil Woman, and dismiss him as a misogynist.
I’ve stripped as much of Sim’s “Simness” out of his system as I can. Here are some original sources for those who wish to read for themselves (insert all trigger warnings here): Male Light and Female Void, Reads, Tangents.
Mommybee
The Honeybee Team Supreme’s mistake is to think we were already a Merged Permanence which had avoided the Female Void issue. Honeybee is a Brilliant and Conscious woman, NOT a Female Void. We had been the Honeybee Team Supreme for almost 20 years, and no Female Void issues. We Knew the Female Void existed, but we thought we had the Female Void beat.
We were wrong. We were messing with Mother Nature, and it’s NOT nice to mess with Mother Nature.
We had not anticipated Mommybee being a Female Void and slowly robbing Honeybee of her Consciousness, leaving only Mommybee the Feeling Female Void.
When I joked with Honeybee when we were pregnant with our first Babybee, I had a general idea of the process, but the parts I missed were crucial. Emotion, Feeling, and Thought are progressive levels of abstraction, and the higher rests on the lower, with Thought supported by Feeling supported by Emotion.
My wonderful Conscious Honeybee had those three perfectly balanced, but when we got pregnant, Mommybee the Female Void which needs to provide for her Babybees ABOVE ALL ELSE disrupted her balance and Mommybee started to take over for Honeybee. As long as Honeybee and Mommybee agreed, all was well, but if they disagreed, Mommybee would win with Feeling and degrade Honeybee’s Consciousness a piece more.
I had NO idea that Mommybee was doing this until last month, so I kept executing the Plan which Honeybee and I had developed over 20 years. When Mommybee would criticize me and overrule me, I thought that was Honeybee, so I would try to Reason with her, explain that I was doing as we had Planned. Mommybee, the Female Void, saw Reason as a THREAT to her Babybees, and fought Honeybee’s Reason, and Honeybee played the rope in a Tug of War between me and Mommybee over her Babybees (a war I had NO CLUE was happening).
I am horrified that I was DESTROYING Honeybee when I was trying to follow the Plan the Honeybee Team Supreme had decided years earlier. But this Tug of War has been going on for 16 years, and Mommybee is clearly in control, with only little glimpses of Honeybee surfacing every so often.
Honeybee has lost her Consciousness, leaving Mommybee in charge until Mommybee can stop worrying so much because the Babybees are fully raised. That’s another five to ten years of Mommybee before there is much chance of Honeybee returning on a regular basis.
MAYBE.
What If?
Neither Honeybee nor I knew that us finally having the children to whom we so looked forward and had planned and worked for 15 years would unleash Mommybee and set in motion a process that eventually stole my Honeybee from me just like Alzheimer’s had taken my mother, one piece of her fabulous Mind disappearing at a Time until that incredible woman I Love so greatly was unrecognizable and GONE.
But if we HAD Known, would we have changed things (I would have changed how much I appreciated those days with just me and Honeybee, and then been prepared to adjust to Mommybee rather than blindsided)?
Other than being forewarned that Honeybee was going to transform into Mommybee, and preparing for that change, I don’t think there’s ANYTHING we would have done differently. Honeybee wanted me for her Love, her Partner, and the Father of her Babybees. She would have been incomplete without her Babybees, and I would NEVER want her incomplete for me to selfishly spend more Time with Honeybee, regardless of the Pain fulfilling our Dream of Babybees has caused me. Neither of us would have wanted anyone else to be the Father of her Babybees.
And I would never trade a Moment I got to spend with Honeybee for all the Pain and Suffering which Mommybee later inflicted upon me.
Soulmates
While Honeybee and I are Lifelong Loves, I thought for certain that we were also Soulmates, Ride together until one Dies, just like my parents with my father adding months to my mother’s Life through sheer force of Will and an eyedropper to feed her (and expert medical and legal skillz). In retrospect, I really should have paid MUCH more attention to how much Honeybee enjoyed For No One by the Beatles (she’s NEVER “needed” me, our Team Supreme was based on “Love” and “want”, NOT “need”) and the precedent of HER parent’s marriage, who separated and divorced when Honeybee and her brother were the same ages as our Babybees.
While Honeybee intended to be my Soulmate, Mommybee is NOT my Soulmate, she is a Female Void who has slowly taken over my Honeybee, one piece at a time.
Mommybee wants all my Resources and me to be happy just handing them over. I disagree, and that provokes Mommybee to attack me as if her Babybees’ Lives depend on it. Our differing POVs on this point DESPERATELY needs to be solved, but no solution is “pretty”.
Babybees
When I look at the Babybees which Honeybee and I Planned, Worked, and Loved so very hard to bring into Reality, I see that our efforts exceeded even our wildest Dreams. Our Babybees are absolutely spectacular, even more beautiful and brilliant than Honeybee and I could have ever Hoped. They are each special in their own ways, taking after Honeybee and I, yet adding their own unique spin. I could not be more proud of myself, Honeybee, Mommybee, and the Babybees in making this Collaboration a such a roaring success.
There will be NO Cat’s in the Cradle for me. I was with my Babybees CONSTANTLY with only a few hours off at a time until Mommybee decided to leave with our Babybees last month. I will always know that I was there during ALL their important formative years, because I’ve changed more diapers, driven to more sporting events, spent fewer days away from the Babybees, etc.
I even added my own new special touch to their education, riffing off Socrates, and taking his method to the next level. Instead of me focusing on pouring information and knowledge into our Babybees Minds by using questions to teach THEM, I let them teach ME their next lesson while I “played dumb”. This allowed me to focus their teaching attention at the exact point they needed to Know next, while giving them great confidence in their abilities to observe Reality and draw proper conclusions. I have helped them assemble models of Reality unlike ANY before them, totally unique and custom fit to THEM in new ways they found for themselves.
I look forward to the great Paths that will unfold before them. Those Paths will be Magickal and Marvelous. These Babybees of Honeybee and mine are truly special.
I just REALLY wish Honeybee and I could celebrate them. Or that I could celebrate them with Mommybee and our Babybees, rather than just watch their magnificent glory from a distance, which is what I anticipate happening.
But here we are
After all the messes and confessions
To the scars
That we never really owned as ours
One First Date
So, what’s next for me?
I’m going to Disneyworld, of course. What else would make any sense?
My Plan is to try and see what, if ANY, health dynamic might begin to be established between Mommybee and myself, now that I realize I am no longer married to Honeybee. Some sort of effective dynamic needs to be established because I’m going to be co-parenting with Mommybee for years, regardless of anything else.
Mommybee has agreed to take a day off her very important job (it really is, I’m very proud of how fantastically Honeybee/Mommybee’s career has progressed and I’m proud of the bits of help I’ve given her here and there, she’s a truly incredible woman) and leave the Babybees at her home so the the two of us can have a CHANCE to spend a day at Disneyworld as a couple like we we used to decades ago (the entire family tried a few weeks ago and didn’t make it long).
But I also have a Hope.
I’ve asked Mommybee to stay at her home with the Babybees this time and let me have the day with Honeybee.
I’m counting this as that “First Date” Honeybee and I always joked about NEVER having. At this point, I just want one day and one date with Honeybee, and this might be the LAST and ONLY chance I ever have.
I’m going to try and have a Moment with Honeybee and tell her how much I Miss her and I Love her. I Know now not to use those Facts and Logic which Honeybee Loves so much, but Mommybee despises when they conflict with her and her Babybees’ desires. I’ll focus on all those great Feeling and Emotions Honeybee and I had in the Past (and there were SO very many, and they were SO very great).
I’ll NEVER be able to fit all I want to say to Honeybee into a single Moment, even if we manage to stretch that Moment the entire day. But there is one thing I ABSOLUTELY WILL tell Honeybee.
“You’re the one. You’re the ONLY one.”
She’s my Honeybee, and I am her Honeybee.
She’s the Bestest Lifelong Love EVER.
For Crying Out Loud, I Love you, Honeybee.
And if our world comes tumbling down
I never could forgive myself for leaving out
You're the one
You are the only one
Won't you decide?
Won't you decide?
I want you to soar
Don't doubt anymore
(Little by little, we meet in the middle)
Won't you decide?
(What's your name?)
Won't you decide?
Snippet Playlist Alone Again, Naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan Always on Your Side – Sheryl Crow, Sting Breakeven – The Script Circles – Post Malone Don’t Speak – No Doubt Far Away – Nickelback Happier – Marshmallo Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne Here’s Where the Story Ends – Sundays How’s It Gonna Be – Third Eye Blind In My Life – Beatles It’s All Coming Back to Me – Meatloaf My Immortal – Evanescence Rainy Days and Mondays – Carpenters The Reason – Hoobastank Reelin’ in the Years – Steely Dan She’s Gone – Hall and Oates Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John Traces – Classics IV True – Spandau Ballet When We Were Young – Adele Winner Takes It All – ABBA Wonderwall – Oasis
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2020.07.01 12:36 JJJSurvivorFan39 Spoiler Hottest 100 2020 based on Spotify Shortlists

Hello triple j redditors. So recently I had some time on my hands and wanted to try and get a bit more up to date and aware of some of the songs that 2020 has produced so far. What I decided to do was to collect data from spotify shortlists of other people and make a mid year hottest 100 based on these spotify shortlists. I went through about 1400 playlists and it ended up being a lot of effort. These are the results of the top 200 songs that occurred the most.
Obviously, this isn’t at all a confirmed spoiler however I just thought that it could potentially be somewhat spoilery and I didn’t want anyone to accidentally click on this without knowing what it was. Obviously this list has lots of flaws in it with obviously the rest of the year still yet to produce songs and a lot of May/June songs not receiving their full potential yet, and that none of these results are actual votes rather vote considerations on shortlists. Here are the results and I'm deeply sorry if anyone has felt like this has potentially spoiled or ruined their 2020 hottest 100 day. For me personally i take this list with a grain of salt and rather a way to see what songs are popular half way through the year to greater my knowledge of triple j 2020.
Here are the results, enjoy :)
Spotify Link:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EwYtsrGbYwFneVoJ4rNB5?si=mdQyF7uuRjq7rRwLJEKB6Q
  1. Stace Cadet - Energy (ft. KLP) - 225
  2. The Avalanches - Running Red Lights (ft. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu) - 187
  3. The Jungle Giants - Sending Me Ur Loving - 178
  4. Lime Cordiale - On Our Own - 177
  5. Powfu - death bed (coffee for your head) (ft. beadadoobee) - 164
  6. Flume - The Difference (ft. Toro y Moi) - 163
  7. The Rubens - Heavy Weather - 156
  8. Tash Sultana - Pretty Lady - 154
  9. merci, mercy - Fucked Myself Up - 153
  10. G Flip - Hyperfine - 151
  11. BRONSON - Heart Attack (ft. lau.ra) - 149
  12. Hilltop Hoods - I’m Good? - 139
  13. Azure Ryder - Dizzy - 135
  14. FISHER - Freaks - 129
  15. Glass Animals - Your Love (Déjà Vu) - 127
  16. Duke Dumont - Love Song - 126
  17. Hope D - Second - 117
  18. Mia Rodriguez - Psycho - 117
  19. Joji - Gimme Love - 107
  20. Nothing But Thieves - Is Everybody Going Crazy? - 107
  21. Tame Impala - Lost In Yesterday - 107
  22. Gracie Abrams - 21 - 105
  23. Kita Alexander - Against The Water - 105
  24. San Cisco - Reasons - 105
  25. Ocean Alley - Hot Chicken - 103
  26. Ocean Alley - Tombstone - 103
  27. Sycco - Nicotine - 102
  28. CLYPSO - Sidestep - 98
  29. Hayley Williams - Simmer - 97
  30. The Smith Street Band - I Still Dream About You - 97
  31. Ball Park Music - Spark Up! - 96
  32. Lastlings - Take My Hand - 96
  33. The Weeknd - In Your Eyes - 95
  34. DMA’S - The Glow - 94
  35. Mura Masa - Live Like We’re Dancing (ft. Georgia) - 93
  36. Choomba - La Luh - 91
  37. KIAN - Every Hour - 89
  38. Halsey - You should be sad - 87
  39. Triple One - Handyman - 85
  40. Sofi Tukker - House Arrest (ft. Gorgon City) - 84
  41. Tones And I - Bad Child - 83
  42. Allday - OTT - 81
  43. Drake - Toosie Slide - 81
  44. Kid Cudi - Leader Of The Delinquents - 81
  45. Lime Cordiale - Addicted To The Sunshine - 81
  46. DMA’S - Life Is A Game Of Changing - 80
  47. Juice WRLD - Righteous - 80
  48. Ziggy Alberts - Together - 80
  49. Eves Karydas - Conplicated - 79
  50. Great Gable - All My Friends - 79
  51. The Kite String Tangle - North - 79
  52. MEDUZA - Born To Love (ft. SHELLS) - 79
  53. Hockey Dad - Itch - 78
  54. Peking Duk - Move (ft. Alisa Xayalith) - 78
  55. Alex the Astronaut - I Think You’re Great - 77
  56. Jack Garratt - Time - 77
  57. Tkay Maidza - Shook - 76
  58. Jess Day - Signals - 75
  59. Baker Boy - Move - 73
  60. Joji - Run - 73
  61. Spacey Jane - Skin - 73
  62. Violent Soho - Lying On The Floor - 73
  63. Hauskey - Slow - 72
  64. Northeast Party House - Shelf Life - 72
  65. Tame Impala - Breathe Deeper - 72
  66. Grimes - 4ÆM - 71
  67. Hayden James - Right Time (ft. Icona Pop) - 71
  68. Cosmo’s Midnight - Down For You (ft. Ruel) - 70
  69. Wafia - Pick Me - 70
  70. Odette - Feverbreak (ft. Hermitude) - 69
  71. Jack River - Dark Star - 68
  72. Spacey Jane - Straightfaced - 68
  73. Eliza & The Delusionals - Swimming Pool - 67
  74. Luca Brasi - This Selfish Love - 67
  75. Max Leone - Cautious - 67
  76. Billie Eilish - No Time To Die - 66
  77. Chillinit - Laying Low - 66
  78. Greta Stanley - Soak Into This - 65
  79. Hockey Dad - In This State - 65
  80. Rich Brian - BALI (ft. Guapdad 4000) - 65
  81. 070 Shake - Under The Moon - 64
  82. Arno Faraji - Bass Jumpin - 64
  83. deadmau5 - Pomegranate (ft. The Neptunes) - 64
  84. Hooligan Hefs - Tell Em I’m Doing Eetswa - 64
  85. Jack Garratt - Better - 64
  86. The Kid LAROI - Diva (ft. Lil Tecca) - 64
  87. Porter Robinson - Something Comforting - 64
  88. San Cisco - On The Line - 64
  89. Slowly Slowly - 19 - 64
  90. Alice Ivy - Don’t Sleep (ft. imbi the girl & BOI) - 63
  91. 070 Shake - Guilty Conscious - 62
  92. Grouplove - Deleter - 62
  93. Genesis Owusu - Don’t Need You - 61
  94. Annie Hamilton - Panic - 60
  95. Stellie - How Do We Look So Good? - 60
  96. JOY. - ANIME - 59
  97. Hayley Mary - Like A Woman Should - 57
  98. EAST AV3 - Le Labo - 55
  99. GRAACE - Hard To Say (ft. I.E.) - 55
  100. Arlo Parks - Eugene - 54
  101. THE SCOTTS - THE SCOTTS (ft. Travis Scott & Kid Cudi) - 54
  102. Dizzy - Sunflower - 53
  103. E^ST - FRESH OUT OF LOVE - 52
  104. Jaguar Jonze - Rabbit Hole - 51
  105. Mac Miller - Blue World - 51
  106. Oliver Tree - Let Me Down - 51
  107. Ball Park Music - Day & Age - 50
  108. Childish Gambino - Time - 50
  109. Death by Denim - Homemade - 50
  110. Kwame - schleep. - 49
  111. Two People - A Taste - 49
  112. Dune Rats - Stupid Is As Stupid Does (ft. K.Flay) - 48
  113. Illy - Last Laugh - 48
  114. KAYTRANDA - 10% (ft. Kali Uchis) - 48
  115. Khalid - Know Your Worth (ft. Disclosure) - 48
  116. Jack Harlow - WHATS POPPIN - 47
  117. Tia Gostelow - RUSH - 47
  118. Alex the Astronaut - Lost - 46
  119. The Chats - The Clap - 46
  120. Cub Sport - Hearts In Halves - 46
  121. Frank Ocean - Dear April - 46
  122. Rina Sawayama - XS - 46
  123. Duke Dumont - Therapy - 45
  124. Aitch - Rain (ft. AJ Tracey & Tay Keith) - 44
  125. Disclosure - Energy - 44
  126. Gordi - Sandwiches - 44
  127. Miiesha - Twisting Words - 44
  128. Alex Lahey - Sucker For Punishment - 42
  129. Maddy Jane - Perfection’s a Thing and You’re It - 42
  130. Purity Ring - stardew - 42
  131. Stand Atlantic - Shh! - 42
  132. The Amity Affliction - Soak Me In Bleach - 41
  133. E^ST - MAYBE IT’S ME - 41
  134. Tones And I - Ur So F**king cOoL - 41
  135. Violent Soho - Pick It Up Again - 41
  136. Grouplove - Youth - 40
  137. Sorry - Perfect - 40
  138. Becca Hatch - 2560 - 38
  139. EGOISM - You You - 38
  140. Mac Miller - Good News - 38
  141. Violent Soho - Canada - 38
  142. The Kid LAROI - Fade Away (ft. Lil Tjay) - 37
  143. The Kid LAROI - Let Her Go - 37
  144. Overcoats - Fire & Fury - 37
  145. Stand Atlantic - Wavelength - 37
  146. Tired Lion - Waterbed - 37
  147. Boston Manor - Plasticine Dreams - 36
  148. The Chats - Dine N Dash - 36
  149. Denzel Curry - DIET_ (ft. Kenny Beats) - 35
  150. Run The Jewels - JU$T (ft. Pharrell Williams & Zach De La Rocha) - 34
  151. MAY-A - Green - 33
  152. Khalid - Eleven - 32
  153. Trophy Eyes - Figure Eight - 32
  154. Halsey - Still Learning - 31
  155. Purity Ring - peacefall - 31
  156. Grimes - My Name Is Dark - 30
  157. Jamie xx - Idontknow - 30
  158. Last Dinosaurs - Flying - 30
  159. Remi Wolf - Photo ID - 30
  160. Boo Seeka - Take A Look - 29
  161. Polaris - Vagabond - 29
  162. Hayley Williams - Dead Horse - 28
  163. Kwame - Nobody (ft. E^ST) - 28
  164. Ocean Grove - SUNNY - 28
  165. Yungblud - Weird! - 28
  166. Cosmo’s Midnight - Yesteryear - 27
  167. Disclosure - Tondo (ft. Eko Roosevelt) - 27
  168. Juno Mamba - Blossom - 27
  169. #1 Dads - Freedom Fighter - 26
  170. Fergus James - Good Man - 26
  171. Press Club - Insecurities - 26
  172. G Flip - Lady Marmalade (triple j Like A Version) - 25
  173. Great Cable - Blur - 25
  174. Jaguar Jonze - Rising Sun - 25
  175. No Money Enterprise - No Reason - 25
  176. Nina Las Vegas - Impossible (ft. Thai Chi Rosé) - 25
  177. Skepta - Waze (ft. Chip & Young Adz) - 25
  178. Glades - Vertigo - 23
  179. Oliver Malcolm - Switched Up - 23
  180. Slowly Slowly - Race Car Blues - 22
  181. Eliot - Circles - 21
  182. Taka Perry - 21 Orbits (ft. Yaw. & yergurl) - 21
  183. Tame Impala - Is It True - 21
  184. Tia Gostelow - PSYCHO - 21
  185. Amy Shark - Everybody Rise - 20
  186. JACKBOYS - GANG GANG (ft. Sheck Wes) - 20
  187. Love Fame Tragedy - Multiply (ft. Jack River) - 20
  188. Nicole Millar - Favours - 20
  189. Ninajirachi - Cut The Rope - 20
  190. PNAU - Lucky (ft. Vlossom) - 20
  191. Running Touch - Meet Me - 20
  192. The Weeknd - Save Your Tears - 20
  193. Hayley Williams - Pure Love - 19
  194. Adult Art Club - Don’t Give It Up - 18
  195. Bugs - Charlie (triple j Like A Version) - 18
  196. Carla Geneve - Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover - 18
  197. Tones And I - Forever Young (triple j Like A Version) - 18
  198. BRUX - Fruit - 17
  199. Debbies - Waking Up In L.A. - 17
  200. George Alice - Stuck In A Bubble (ft. NASAYA) - 17
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2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
Margaret Johnston – Actress
Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists.
Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President
Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor
William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader
Carolyn Jones – Actress
Renee Jones – Actress
Spike Jonze – Film Director
Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist
Madeline Kahn – Actress
Immanuel Kant – Philosopher
Julie Kavner – Actress
Nikos Kazantzakis – Author
Odette Keene – Musician
Helen Keller – Author
Joyce Kennard – Judge
Joe Kernan – Politician
Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England
King Louis XVI – King of France
William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister
William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President
Robert Kiyosaki – Author
Caroline Knapp – Author
Aleksandra Kollontai – Author
Dean Koontz – Author
Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot
Jerzy Kosinski – Author
Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist
Lee Krasner – Artist
Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain
Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF
Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer
Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess
Elsa Lanchester – Actress
Philip Larkin – Author, Poet
Charles Laughton – Actor, Director
Dan Lauria – Actor
Frank John Lausche – Politician
Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician
Jay Leno – TV Host
Richard Lewis – Comedian
Lyn Lifshin – Poet
Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii
Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster
Carole Lombard – Actress
Jack Lord – Actor
Pauline Lord – Actress
Patty Loveless – Singer
Alfred Lunt – Actor
John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow
Rose McClendon – Actress
Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune
Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist
Hattie McDaniel – Actress
Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer
Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist
Ian McKellen – Actor
Kristy McNichol – Actress
Janet McTeer – Actress
Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
Dora Maar – Photographer
René Magritte – Artist
Bill Maher – TV Personality
Katherine Mansfield – Author
Shirley Manson – Singer
Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician
Francesca Marciano – Actress
Miriam Margoyles – Actress
Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer
William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author
Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web
Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot
Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe
Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress
Freddie Mercury – Musician
Angela Merkel – German Chancellor
George Michael – Musician
Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet
Alley Mills – Actress
Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute
Kylie Minogue - Singer
Helen Mirren – Actress
Margaret Mitchell – Author
Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator
Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist
John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army
Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author
Morrissey – Musician
Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
John Mulaney – Comedian
Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist
Diana Muldaur – Actress
Megan Mullally - Actress
Ona Munson – Actress
Haruki Murakami – Author
Iris Murdoch – Author
Mikayil Mushfig – Poet
Modest Mussorgsky – Composer
Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist
Ralph Nader – Activist
Taslima Nasrin – Author
Alla Nazimova – Actress
Noel Neill – Actress
Bebe Neuwirth – Actress
Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist
Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor
Jessye Norman – Opera Singer
Kim Novak – Actress
Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer
Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer
Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist
Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright
Joyce Carol Oates – Author
Nick Offerman - Actor
Sandra Oh - Actress
Claire Parker – Director, Animator
Dorothy Parker – Author
Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright
Rosa Parks – Activist
Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress
Julia Pascal – Playwright
Ann Patchett – Author
Alicia Patterson – Editor
Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist
Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace
Sarah Paulson – Actress
Michelle Paver – Author
Anna Pavlova – Dancer
Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America
Minnie Pearl – Singer
Samuel Pepys – Author
Matthew Perry - Actor
Bernadette Peters – Actress
Jean Peters - Actress
Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia
Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer
William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic
Marge Piercy – Author, Poet
Plato – Philosopher
Martha Plimpton - Actress
Edgar Allan Poe – Author
Jackson Pollock – Artist
Katherine Ann Porter – Author
Parker Posey – Actress
Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author
Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid
Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist
Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress
Colin Quinn – Comedian
Robin Quivers – Radio Host
Raffi – Children’s Musician
Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter
Joey Ramone – Musician
Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author
A. Philip Randolph – Politician
Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative
Man Ray – Artist
Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef
Lou Reed – Singer, Musician
George Reeves – Actor
Frances Reid – Actress
Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker
Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General
Judith Resnick – Astronaut
Jennifer Rhodes – Actress
Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor
Cliff Richards – Musician
Miranda Richardson – Actress
Alan Rickman – Actor, Director
Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist
Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut
Bridget Riley – Artist
John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus
Mary Roach - Author
Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author
Debbie Rochon – Actress
Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator
Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book
Ginger Rogers – Actress
Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times
Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays
William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses)
Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer
Patricia Routledge – Actress
Joan Ruddock – Activist
John Ruskin – Author
Winona Ryder – Actress
Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer
Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist
Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor
Diana Sands – Actress
Aligi Sassu – Artist
John Sayles – Director
Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher
Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor
Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist
Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist
Joel Schumacher – Film Director
Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
Lionel Shriver – Author
Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress
Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor
Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure)
David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers)
Betty Smith – Author
Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman
Howard Worth Smith – Politician
Kate Smith – Singer
Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author
David Souter – Supreme Court Justice
Jill St. John – Actress
Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer
Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts
Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist
Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer
Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist
Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist
Patrick Swayze – Actor
Loretta Swit – Actress
Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine
Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet
Amy Tan - Writer, Author
Sara Teasdale – Poet
Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille)
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic
Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor
Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I
Susanna Thompson – Actress
Georgianne Thon – Actress
M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College
Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter
Jennifer Tilly – Actress
Wendy Tokunaga – Author
Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright
Ann Turkel – Model
Randy Travis – Singer
Edward Tylor – Anthropologist
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2020.05.16 16:39 hjxdo5 23 [M4F] USA/ANYWHERE "The interesting thing is how desperate we are for this anesthetic against loneliness"

"You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness, both of which are like sub-dreads of our dread of being trapped inside a self (a psychic self, not just a physical self), has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me. I’m not sure I could give you a steeple-fingered theoretical justification, but I strongly suspect a big part of real art fiction’s job is to aggravate this sense of entrapment and loneliness and death in people, to move people to countenance it, since any possible human redemption requires us first to face what’s dreadful, what we want to deny." - David Foster Wallace
Right up front I think its important to know that last year I got diagnosed for chronic depression (dysthymia). I had to put everything aside which was my final year of my undergrad to get better. I thought I was ready to go back to school on my own but I fell back into a bad mental and went on a medical leave of absence. The reason I'm upfront here is because in my opinion honesty is the most important aspect in a relationship, both parties have to be able to communicate freely and I don't think anyone wants a "mental illness" sprung onto them a month or so into a relationship. If you don't know what dysthymia is its basically lack of motivation and the chronic part means its not consistently present like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In my experience it goes away when I'm home with my family and only resurfaces when I'm living alone at school.
So back on topic, I am 23 years old, 24 in two months and live in New Jersey, USA. I am MBTI type INTJ if that means/matters to you because it doesn't really mean anything to me other then that it indicates that I'm introverted but maybe it has underlying meaning I don't notice. I go to school for Computer Science. The only reason I still come back to places like this is because I had a really positive relationship over the summer with someone I met here and that one experience gave me confidence in dating and confidence in this sub. Once you have that natural experience it makes all the forced interactions one has to endure while searching more bearable as well as clue me in to what I actually want.
With this quarantine I haven't been doing much of anything, just playing video games and talking to friends on discord. Over the past week my brother has been streaming Naruto to about 6 of us on discord, normally I wouldn't go out of my way to watch this but it's a lot of fun as a group. I adopted a kitten a few months ago which has been exciting, here's an picture of her. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/268521605909446658/690835811209445406/IMG_20200321_041417695.jpg
So what games do I play/what things do I watch?
I was a Guildmaster for a raiding guild in World of Warcraft for 3 years, it was a game that played a pretty important role in my life as most of my friends I got from my guild. We were as serious as a guild that only raided 6 hours a week could be. But like I said all my friends that I play video games with and talk to have either been a part of my guild or were in the guild before we disbanded. This happened back in March so it's been a while but it's freed up a lot of stress in my life and I no longer feel like I have to play WoW like a job. Unfortunately the quarantine still has me locked down. Back on my friends, we're a really close group so we play basically anything together. For example, today is the big Terraria update so my friends and I are doing master mode as a big group. On my own I've been playing old school RuneScape for some reason, I guess I'm yet to be free of the MMORPG itch.
Just a random list of games I play/played:
World of Warcraft, Classic World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Rimworld, Metal Gear Solid games, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, Diablo 3, CSGO, Gmod, Vermintide 2, FFXIV, Risk of Rain 2, Slay the Spire, The Witcher 3, Half-Life, Osrs, valorant. More on my steam. (Not a ton of multiplayer games have managed to keep my attention recently). My experience with fighting games has mainly been Smash Brothers Melee the black sheep of the FGC.
Although I'm a Comp Sci major and spend my time playing a skinner box mmo, I actually enjoy art a great deal. Films and literature are my go to for my fix however because my brain is so wired to the easy dopamine of video games I find it hard to read often, it would be cool to have someone to read with book club style. Luckily films and tv shows are easy to consume with a second monitor. My favorite director is probably David Lynch. I also enjoy the works of Charlie Kaufman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Jonze, and Stanley Kubrick to name a few. I am still planning on using the 14 day free trial of the Criterion Channel to watch Kurosawa and Tarkovsky films eventually I had a one year phase in highschool where I watched a lot of anime and after watching what I considered its highs and its lows I decided I rather step away from the medium as an "anime watcher" and just be someone who watches things that happen to be animated. So I've got nothing against anime as a medium I just won't start watching the next available romcom set in a high school on release, but I will watch things like Akira or any Studio Ghibli films. Documentaries are great and I'm always looking for more good ones.
Twin Peaks: The Return is my favorite TV Show. I don't have a clear favorite film however I would lean towards Adaptation or Synecdoche New York.
Literature:
If you haven't gleaned already from my directors I have my eyes on post modernism. This certainly impacts my choice of literature as well. My favorite author is David Foster Wallace. His writing both nonfiction and fiction resonates with me like nothing else. I haven't gotten to delve as deep as I want into my personal reading list because of my bad habits but I am partial to Joyce, Faulker, Vonnegut, Pynchon, DeLillo, Welles, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Tolstoy and many more. When I was younger I read fantasy more exclusively but now I tend to be drawn to adult fiction for the prose and philosophy interwoven.
Youtube: (Niche)
RedLetterMedia, Polyphonic, Vinesauce, Jerma985, I Hate Everything, Super Bunnyhop, JonTron, SsethTzeentach, Fredrik Knudsen, YMS, PilotRedSun, Will Schoder, kaptainkristian, h3h3, ralphthemoviemaker, Criswell, matthewmatosis, dunkey, UberDanger, Elvis The Alien, TheReportOfTheWeek.
Musical Taste:
I'm pretty focused around 60s to 70s classic rock branched out into folk and psychedelic rock. I fell in love with the Grateful Dead despite not being the stereotype at all. 80s pop/new wave and 80s rock also is great. Just like my steam profile I can link a specific spotify playlist as well.
Greta Van Fleet, King Crimson, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Elton John, Carpenters, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, The Police, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, TOTO, The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Squeeze, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Cars, Supertramp, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, ELO, Tears for Fears, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, etc.
Personal Details:
I am 5'7 Caucasian, very skinny, and have dark brown hair. I wear glasses. I'm more than willing to send a picture in dms gladly, just not on a public post. I'm really shy in social situations until I am comfortable with the people around me which is what most people say tbh. It's really easy to think of curing loneliness with any random anon out there but I think it's very important for the sake of a good relationship for their to be common ground and interest as these things tend to equate to similar personalities.
I hate Reddit as a messaging service so if you use discord or anything else I would love to switch off, preferably to discord. But otherwise I'm fine with using it for the time being. I will also say that although I myself am get really nervous with voice calls, I have to acknowledge that it is the best way to get to know a person that doesn't lead to ghosting.
So if I haven't bored you to death with this wall of text or come off as a robot feel free to send me a DM if you feel you "resonate" with me.
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2020.05.05 04:59 TDXNYC88 [LIVE THREAD] DESUS & MERO (SHO) S2:E22 - "The Goat's Always For Sale"

Air date/time: May 4, 2020 @ 11:00PM [EST] (Showtime)
Illustrious Guest(s): Spike Jonze and Beastie Boys
Link: https://www.sho.com/desus-and-mero/season/2/episode/22/the-goats-always-for-sale
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2020.05.02 21:40 newportonehundreds A Frank Ocean love story

To start things off, I wanted to point out two takeaways from this story that will either make you very happy for me, or hate me:
-I was a Frank fan for a total of 24 hours before I got to see him in concert at maybe one of his best sets to date: NYC Panorama 2017.
-There is a 'we got married and lived happily ever after' ending
Now that the spoilers are out there, let me begin.
I first met my wife on Horseneck beach in Westport, MA. She was travelling down from Montreal to vacation with some friends; I was on a 'beach trip' with 15 guys from the halfway house I was in. 2015 was a big year for me. I got sober and met my wife. I'm proud to say that I've been true to both every day since-- but that, I suppose, is a story more appropriate for a different subreddit.
To give a little bit of insight into 'recovery', it's recommended that you stay out of relationships your first year in order to focus on bettering yourself. And so I did. A lot of guys at the house were going out on Tinder dates and never coming back, or coming back f--ked up and getting kicked out. With every fiber of me being I did not want to be one of those guys, my life literally depended on it. So when by chance I came upon a pretty girl at the beach who was from Montreal that day in July, I thought it was a safe venture. I figured if I were just 'pen pals' with someone who lived 6 hours away, there would be no chance a romance could grow, right? At least I wouldn't be tempted to leave. I had no cell phone, no money, no job, and no car. Who tf would fall for me anyway? This innocent correspondence would allow me to get a little interaction with the opposite sex without turning my attention too far away from myself. At that time, these were my thoughts. Sincerely. I had no intentions of dating her; I was trying to work on me and intended to give that my full attention. So when she asked me what I was doing on the beach I was completely honest with her: “Well, these 15 other gentlemen here, yeah... they’re not my uncles, I live with them at a halfway house about 45 minutes away. I’m a recovering heroin addict. I have no money, no job, and no cell phone, but I do have an email! Could I get your @?” No idea how that worked, must’ve been the dimples.
I'm going to skip a bit ahead here as well, but suffice it to say that we sent emails back and forth for about six months, and in the process we did indeed start to fall for each other. It happened very slowly. We would talk about growing up, going to college, family troubles, and of course-- sent each other music. I would send her things like The Walkmen, Ryan Adams, Vince Staples, and many other eclectic etceteras. She sent a lot of music back, but at this point in time Frank did not make an appearance in our relationship. However, what did happen is we formed a strong bond over sharing music. The Walkmen- Canadian Girl became a cliché 'us' song over time, for obvious reasons.
After 6 months of being email pen pals, I had moved out of the halfway house and got a place with some sober buddies, and she wanted to come visit. It was December 2016, she came down to Boston for 10 days and we took a bus to see my friends in Brooklyn for NYE. We started dating at this point.
Over time I got a car and a job that allowed me to take off 10 days a month. I’d make the 6-hour drive up to Montreal and stay with her every month. We did this for 2 years. Occasionally during that time she would take the bus down to stay with me instead. If you're keeping track of the year, this is when Blonde was released. Looking back on those days where I'd drop her off at the bus station to take the Greyhound home, I can't even begin to comprehend the sadness she felt as that bus pulled away from the platform while she listened to songs like Self Control and White Ferrari. Both of those songs to this day give me chills and bring back memories of then, although it's important to note that at this time I still had no idea who Frank Ocean was.
Fast forward a bit more to 2017. We wanted to take another trip to NY for my birthday in the summer. I was really into Tame Impala, so she whipped out the credit card and "bought me tickets to see them at a festival". I put that in quotes because that’s what she told me AS IF she had no idea her favorite artist was headlining the night before.
We planned our road trip. I actually drove Boston>Montreal>NY to spare her from a grueling bus ride. It's important to note that on these long drives I usually listen to audiobooks, but we decided to listen to music on this ride after this one time we were taking another trip to NYC and I was listening to Harry Potter and Dobby died just as we arrived and all my friends were like "what tf happened to you two" because we were crying our hearts out. Anyway, homegirl decides to introduce me to Frank on the ride. I straight up had never heard any song by him before. We started with Blonde, and worked our way through everything. If I was going to Panorama to see Tame Impala before, I was going to see Frank now. By the time we hit the BQE I was already screaming "in this life, LIIIIIIIIFFFFEEEE" and butchering the falsetto on "...'cause I been thinkin’ bout foreverrrrr".
Ok this is absolutely awesome for me and tragic for most of you, and I'm really sorry about that, but I became an immediate fan and then it was like "babe, we're gonna see him...TOMORROW!" A very strange, beautiful moment for me.
The set was incredible. Spike Jonze directed the whole thing. This was the set where he wore that now famous "Why be racist..." shirt. If you don't already know, here's the setlist:
Pretty Sweet / Solo / Chanel / Lens / Biking (Solo) / Comme des Garçons / Hublots / Runnin Around (Buddy Ross cover) / Good Guy / Poolside Convo / Self Control / Rushes To / Higgs / Close to You / Never Can Say Goodbye (The Jackson 5 cover) / Ivy / Thinkin Bout You / Nights / Pink + White / Futura Free / Nikes
We had a spot on a little hill to the left of the stage and we got a perfect view of everything with the sun setting in the background. A Frank Ocean set on a beautiful July night in NYC with the sky pink, orange, and purple in the background. It was absolutely magical. I could go on and on about that day but my post is probably already too long.
The next day even Tame Impala was like "Did you guys see Frank Ocean last night? It was incredible"
From this point on Frank became 'our thing'. Whenever he comes on shuffle while I'm at work I text her just to say I love you. I can't help it.
Fast forward again
I moved up to Montreal to be with her. I got a work permit, and we got married. We had to do a small wedding before the 'big one', so that we had photos to prove it was a real union to immigration blah blah. There were only 20 people in attendance at a small restaurant in Point-St-Charles. I was sneaky and talked to the staff ahead of time and surprised her by having the staff play Moon River right when we kissed. She cried her eyes out. Everyone did, lol.
Looking back on it all, I'm just so happy how everything turned out. In the last 5 years there have been a lot of obstacles for me, with sobriety, with friends passing away from related issues, and obstacles for us being two people in love who are separated by borders and lots of red tape. All of these things I’ve gone through I look back on and they’re set against the soundtrack of Frank. There are so many songs I can’t listen to without conjuring thoughts of something sentimental whether it be pleasant like our marriage or trip to NYC, or something somber like one of the homies that didn’t make it.
I'm not sure exactly how to wrap this story up. I’ll just say that I’ve undeniably had streaks of good luck in my life, that always seem to be accompanied by inevitable tragedy. Every day can be a struggle if I choose to look at it that way. But each morning I wake up with gratitude in my heart, and every day I find more things to be grateful for. I believe those things only exist because I look for them. Mind over matter is magic. Believe me. Thank you for reading.
-cb
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2020.04.06 05:39 hjxdo5 23 [M4F] USA/ANYWHERE - "The interesting thing is how desperate we are for this anesthetic against loneliness"

"You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness, both of which are like sub-dreads of our dread of being trapped inside a self (a psychic self, not just a physical self), has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me. I’m not sure I could give you a steeple-fingered theoretical justification, but I strongly suspect a big part of real art fiction’s job is to aggravate this sense of entrapment and loneliness and death in people, to move people to countenance it, since any possible human redemption requires us first to face what’s dreadful, what we want to deny." - David Foster Wallace
Right up front I think its important to know that last year I got diagnosed for chronic depression (dysthymia). I had to put everything aside which was my final year of my undergrad to get better. I thought I was ready to go back to school on my own but I fell back into a bad mental and went on a medical leave of absence. The reason I'm upfront here is because in my opinion honesty is the most important aspect in a relationship, both parties have to be able to communicate freely and I don't think anyone wants a "mental illness" sprung onto them a month or so into a relationship. If you don't know what dysthymia is its basically lack of motivation and the chronic part means its not consistently present like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In my experience it goes away when I'm home with my family and only resurfaces when I'm living alone at school.
So back on topic, I am 23 years old, 24 in two months and live in New Jersey, USA. I am MBTI type INTJ if that means/matters to you because it doesn't really mean anything to me other then that it indicates that I'm introverted but maybe it has underlying meaning I don't notice. I go to school for Computer Science. The only reason I still come back to places like this is because I had a really positive relationship over the summer with someone I met here and that one experience gave me confidence in dating and confidence in this sub. Once you have that natural experience it makes all the forced interactions one has to endure while searching more bearable as well as clue me in to what I actually want.
With this quarantine I haven't been doing much of anything, just playing video games and talking to friends on discord. Over the past three days we did a group viewing of the Harry Potter Movies that was pretty much the most interesting thing so far. I adopted a kitten a few months ago which has been exciting, here's an picture of her. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/268521605909446658/690835811209445406/IMG_20200321_041417695.jpg So what games do I play/what things do I watch?
I was a Guildmaster for a raiding guild in World of Warcraft for 3 years, it was a game that played a pretty important role in my life as most of my friends I got from my guild. We were as serious as a guild that only raided 6 hours a week could be. But like I said all my friends that I play video games with and talk to have either been a part of my guild or were in the guild before we disbanded. This happened this week so its still fresh but it's freed up a lot of stress in my life and I no longer feel like I have to play WoW like a job. Unfortunately the quarantine still has me locked down. Back on my friends, we're a really close group so we play basically anything together. For example, a couple of my friends started playing a new stardew valley save together with me. A bunch of us are excited for Riot Games' fps game Valorant which is going into beta this week. Hopefully its a good time sink.
Just a random list of games I play/played:
World of Warcraft, Classic World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Rimworld, Metal Gear Solid games, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, Diablo 3, CSGO, Gmod, Vermintide 2, FFXIV, Risk of Rain 2, Slay the Spire, The Witcher 3, Half-Life. More on my steam. (Not a ton of multiplayer games have managed to keep my attention recently). My experience with fighting games has mainly been Smash Brothers Melee the black sheep of the FGC.
Although I'm a Comp Sci major and spend my time playing a skinner box mmo, I actually enjoy art a great deal. Films and literature are my go to for my fix however because my brain is so wired to the easy dopamine of video games I find it hard to read often, it would be cool to have someone to read with book club style. Luckily films and tv shows are easy to consume with a second monitor. My favorite director is probably David Lynch. I also enjoy the works of Charlie Kaufman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Jonze, and Stanley Kubrick to name a few. I am still planning on using the 14 day free trial of the Criterion Channel to watch Kurosawa and Tarkovsky films eventually I had a one year phase in highschool where I watched a lot of anime and after watching what I considered its highs and its lows I decided I rather step away from the medium as an "anime watcher" and just be someone who watches things that happen to be animated. So I've got nothing against anime as a medium I just won't start watching the next available romcom set in a high school on release, but I will watch things like Akira or any Studio Ghibli films. Documentaries are great and I'm always looking for more good ones.
Twin Peaks: The Return is my favorite TV Show. I don't have a clear favorite film however I would lean towards Adaptation or Synecdoche New York.
Literature:
If you haven't gleaned already from my directors I have my eyes on post modernism. This certainly impacts my choice of literature as well. My favorite author is David Foster Wallace. His writing both nonfiction and fiction resonates with me like nothing else. I haven't gotten to delve as deep as I want into my personal reading list because of my bad habits but I am partial to Joyce, Faulker, Vonnegut, Pynchon, DeLillo, Welles, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Tolstoy and many more. When I was younger I read fantasy more exclusively but now I tend to be drawn to adult fiction for the prose and philosophy interwoven.
Youtube: (Niche)
RedLetterMedia, Polyphonic, Vinesauce, Jerma985, I Hate Everything, Super Bunnyhop, JonTron, SsethTzeentach, Fredrik Knudsen, YMS, PilotRedSun, Will Schoder, kaptainkristian, h3h3, ralphthemoviemaker, Criswell, matthewmatosis, dunkey, UberDanger, Elvis The Alien, TheReportOfTheWeek.
Musical Taste:
I'm pretty focused around 60s to 70s classic rock branched out into folk and psychedelic rock. I fell in love with the Grateful Dead despite not being the stereotype at all. 80s pop/new wave and 80s rock also is great. Just like my steam profile I can link a specific spotify playlist as well.
Greta Van Fleet, King Crimson, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Elton John, Carpenters, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, The Police, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, TOTO, The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Squeeze, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Cars, Supertramp, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, ELO, Tears for Fears, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, etc.
Personal Details:
I am 5'7 Caucasian, very skinny, and have dark brown hair. I wear glasses. I'm willing to send a picture in dms gladly, just not on a post. I'm really shy in social situations until I am comfortable with the people around me which is what most people say tbh. It's really easy to think of curing loneliness with any random anon out there but I think it's very important for the sake of a good relationship for their to be common ground and interest as these things tend to equate to similar personalities.
I hate Reddit as a messaging service so if you use discord or anything else I would love to switch off, preferably to discord. But otherwise I'm fine with using it for the time being.
So if I haven't bored you to death with this wall of text or come off as a robot feel free to send me a DM if you feel you "resonate" with me.
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2020.04.06 05:37 hjxdo5 23 [M4F] USA/ANYWHERE - "The interesting thing is how desperate we are for this anesthetic against loneliness"

"You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness, both of which are like sub-dreads of our dread of being trapped inside a self (a psychic self, not just a physical self), has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me. I’m not sure I could give you a steeple-fingered theoretical justification, but I strongly suspect a big part of real art fiction’s job is to aggravate this sense of entrapment and loneliness and death in people, to move people to countenance it, since any possible human redemption requires us first to face what’s dreadful, what we want to deny." - David Foster Wallace
Right up front I think its important to know that last year I got diagnosed for chronic depression (dysthymia). I had to put everything aside which was my final year of my undergrad to get better. I thought I was ready to go back to school on my own but I fell back into a bad mental and went on a medical leave of absence. The reason I'm upfront here is because in my opinion honesty is the most important aspect in a relationship, both parties have to be able to communicate freely and I don't think anyone wants a "mental illness" sprung onto them a month or so into a relationship. If you don't know what dysthymia is its basically lack of motivation and the chronic part means its not consistently present like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In my experience it goes away when I'm home with my family and only resurfaces when I'm living alone at school.
So back on topic, I am 23 years old, 24 in two months and live in New Jersey, USA. I am MBTI type INTJ if that means/matters to you because it doesn't really mean anything to me other then that it indicates that I'm introverted but maybe it has underlying meaning I don't notice. I go to school for Computer Science. The only reason I still come back to places like this is because I had a really positive relationship over the summer with someone I met here and that one experience gave me confidence in dating and confidence in this sub. Once you have that natural experience it makes all the forced interactions one has to endure while searching more bearable as well as clue me in to what I actually want.
With this quarantine I haven't been doing much of anything, just playing video games and talking to friends on discord. Over the past three days we did a group viewing of the Harry Potter Movies that was pretty much the most interesting thing so far. I adopted a kitten a few months ago which has been exciting, here's an picture of her. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/268521605909446658/690835811209445406/IMG_20200321_041417695.jpg
So what games do I play/what things do I watch?
I was a Guildmaster for a raiding guild in World of Warcraft for 3 years, it was a game that played a pretty important role in my life as most of my friends I got from my guild. We were as serious as a guild that only raided 6 hours a week could be. But like I said all my friends that I play video games with and talk to have either been a part of my guild or were in the guild before we disbanded. This happened this week so its still fresh but it's freed up a lot of stress in my life and I no longer feel like I have to play WoW like a job. Unfortunately the quarantine still has me locked down. Back on my friends, we're a really close group so we play basically anything together. For example, a couple of my friends started playing a new stardew valley save together with me. A bunch of us are excited for Riot Games' fps game Valorant which is going into beta this week. Hopefully its a good time sink.
Just a random list of games I play/played:
World of Warcraft, Classic World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Rimworld, Metal Gear Solid games, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, Diablo 3, CSGO, Gmod, Vermintide 2, FFXIV, Risk of Rain 2, Slay the Spire, The Witcher 3, Half-Life. More on my steam. (Not a ton of multiplayer games have managed to keep my attention recently). My experience with fighting games has mainly been Smash Brothers Melee the black sheep of the FGC.
Although I'm a Comp Sci major and spend my time playing a skinner box mmo, I actually enjoy art a great deal. Films and literature are my go to for my fix however because my brain is so wired to the easy dopamine of video games I find it hard to read often, it would be cool to have someone to read with book club style. Luckily films and tv shows are easy to consume with a second monitor. My favorite director is probably David Lynch. I also enjoy the works of Charlie Kaufman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Jonze, and Stanley Kubrick to name a few. I am still planning on using the 14 day free trial of the Criterion Channel to watch Kurosawa and Tarkovsky films eventually I had a one year phase in highschool where I watched a lot of anime and after watching what I considered its highs and its lows I decided I rather step away from the medium as an "anime watcher" and just be someone who watches things that happen to be animated. So I've got nothing against anime as a medium I just won't start watching the next available romcom set in a high school on release, but I will watch things like Akira or any Studio Ghibli films. Documentaries are great and I'm always looking for more good ones.
Twin Peaks: The Return is my favorite TV Show. I don't have a clear favorite film however I would lean towards Adaptation or Synecdoche New York.
Literature:
If you haven't gleaned already from my directors I have my eyes on post modernism. This certainly impacts my choice of literature as well. My favorite author is David Foster Wallace. His writing both nonfiction and fiction resonates with me like nothing else. I haven't gotten to delve as deep as I want into my personal reading list because of my bad habits but I am partial to Joyce, Faulker, Vonnegut, Pynchon, DeLillo, Welles, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Tolstoy and many more. When I was younger I read fantasy more exclusively but now I tend to be drawn to adult fiction for the prose and philosophy interwoven.
Youtube: (Niche)
RedLetterMedia, Polyphonic, Vinesauce, Jerma985, I Hate Everything, Super Bunnyhop, JonTron, SsethTzeentach, Fredrik Knudsen, YMS, PilotRedSun, Will Schoder, kaptainkristian, h3h3, ralphthemoviemaker, Criswell, matthewmatosis, dunkey, UberDanger, Elvis The Alien, TheReportOfTheWeek.
Musical Taste:
I'm pretty focused around 60s to 70s classic rock branched out into folk and psychedelic rock. I fell in love with the Grateful Dead despite not being the stereotype at all. 80s pop/new wave and 80s rock also is great. Just like my steam profile I can link a specific spotify playlist as well.
Greta Van Fleet, King Crimson, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Elton John, Carpenters, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, The Police, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, TOTO, The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Squeeze, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Cars, Supertramp, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, ELO, Tears for Fears, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, etc.
Personal Details:
I am 5'7 Caucasian, very skinny, and have dark brown hair. I wear glasses. I'm willing to send a picture in dms gladly, just not on a post. I'm really shy in social situations until I am comfortable with the people around me which is what most people say tbh. It's really easy to think of curing loneliness with any random anon out there but I think it's very important for the sake of a good relationship for their to be common ground and interest as these things tend to equate to similar personalities.
I hate Reddit as a messaging service so if you use discord or anything else I would love to switch off, preferably to discord. But otherwise I'm fine with using it for the time being.
So if I haven't bored you to death with this wall of text or come off as a robot feel free to send me a DM if you feel you "resonate" with me.
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2020.03.29 10:38 hjxdo5 23 [M4F] USA/ANYWHERE - "The interesting thing is how desperate we are for this anesthetic against loneliness"

"You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness, both of which are like sub-dreads of our dread of being trapped inside a self (a psychic self, not just a physical self), has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me. I’m not sure I could give you a steeple-fingered theoretical justification, but I strongly suspect a big part of real art fiction’s job is to aggravate this sense of entrapment and loneliness and death in people, to move people to countenance it, since any possible human redemption requires us first to face what’s dreadful, what we want to deny." - David Foster Wallace
Right up front I think its important to know that last year I got diagnosed for chronic depression (dysthymia). I had to put everything aside which was my final year of my undergrad to get better. I thought I was ready to go back to school on my own but I fell back into a bad mental and went on a medical leave of absence. The reason I'm upfront here is because in my opinion honesty is the most important aspect in a relationship, both parties have to be able to communicate freely and I don't think anyone wants a "mental illness" sprung onto them a month or so into a relationship. If you don't know what dysthymia is its basically lack of motivation and the chronic part means its not consistently present like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In my experience it goes away when I'm home with my family and only resurfaces when I'm living alone at school.
So back on topic, I am 23 years old, 24 in two months and live in New Jersey, USA. I am MBTI type INTJ if that means/matters to you because it doesn't really mean anything to me other then that it indicates that I'm introverted but maybe it has underlying meaning I don't notice. I go to school for Computer Science. The only reason I still come back to places like this is because I had a really positive relationship over the summer with someone I met here and that one experience gave me confidence in dating. Once you have that natural experience it makes all the forced interactions one has to endure while searching more bearable as well as clue me in to what I actually want.
Before I get into the specifics of my interests I'll just say how I spent most of my time before I came home for my leave. If I'm not in class I basically have all free time so when I'm at my apartment, which is just off-campus housing provided by my school, I am playing some kind of video game. I try to fill dead air by talking on discord with my friends or watching youtube/twitch or netflix. Being at school is a real drag and very isolating. There's not really much to do around my apartment so yeah basically just at my computer or school mostly for the time being. Now that I'm home I have even more free time which hopefully I can fill with work or something new and productive. I adopted a kitten a few months ago which is exciting, here's an picture of her. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/268521605909446658/690835811209445406/IMG_20200321_041417695.jpg
So what games do I play/what things do I watch?
I've been a Guildmaster for a raiding guild in World of Warcraft for about 3 years now, its a game that plays a pretty important role in my life as most of my friends I've gotten from my guild. We're as serious as a guild that only raids 6 hours a week can be so when I'm raiding I am mostly indisposed but overall we spend a very minimal time playing. But like I said all my friends that I play video games with have either been a part of my guild or are currently in the guild and we're a really close group so we play basically anything together. For example, a couple of my friends started playing a new stardew valley save together.
Just a random list of games I play/played:
World of Warcraft, Classic World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Rimworld, Metal Gear Solid games, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, Diablo 3, CSGO, Gmod, Vermintide 2, FFXIV, Risk of Rain 2, Slay the Spire, The Witcher 3. More on my steam. (Not a ton of multiplayer games have managed to keep my attention recently). My experience with fighting games has mainly been Smash Brothers Melee the black sheep of the FGC.
Although I'm a Comp Sci major and spend my time playing a skinner box mmo, I actually enjoy art a great deal. Films and literature are my go to for my fix however because my brain is so wired to the easy dopamine of video games I find it hard to read often, it would be cool to have someone to read with book club style. Luckily films and tv shows are easy to consume with a second monitor. My favorite director is probably David Lynch. I also enjoy the works of Charlie Kaufman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Jonze, and Stanley Kubrick to name a few. I am still planning on using the 14 day free trial of the Criterion Channel to watch Kurosawa and Tarkovsky films soon. I had a one year phase in highschool where I watched a lot of anime and after watching what I considered its highs and its lows I decided I rather step away from the medium as an "anime watcher" and just be someone who watches things that happen to be animated. So I've got nothing against anime as a medium I just won't start watching the next available romcom set in a high school on release, but I will watch things like Akira or any Studio Ghibli films. Documentaries are great and I'm always looking for more good ones.
Twin Peaks: The Return is my favorite TV Show. I don't have a clear favorite film however I would lean towards Adaptation or Synecdoche New York.
Literature:
If you haven't gleaned already from my directors I have my eyes on post modernism. This certainly impacts my choice of literature as well. My favorite author is David Foster Wallace. His writing both nonfiction and fiction resonates with me like nothing else. I haven't gotten to delve as deep as I want into my personal reading list because of my bad habits but I am partial to Joyce, Faulker, Vonnegut, Pynchon, DeLillo, Welles, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Tolstoy and many more. When I was younger I read fantasy more exclusively but now I tend to be drawn to adult fiction for the prose and philosophy interwoven.
Youtube: (Niche)
RedLetterMedia, Polyphonic, Vinesauce, Jerma985, I Hate Everything, Super Bunnyhop, JonTron, SsethTzeentach, Fredrik Knudsen, YMS, PilotRedSun, Will Schoder, kaptainkristian, h3h3, ralphthemoviemaker, Criswell, matthewmatosis, dunkey, UberDanger, Elvis The Alien, TheReportOfTheWeek.
Musical Taste:
I'm pretty focused around 60s to 70s classic rock branched out into folk and psychedelic rock. I fell in love with the Grateful Dead despite not being the stereotype at all. 80s pop/new wave and 80s rock also is great. Just like my steam profile I can link a specific spotify playlist as well.
Greta Van Fleet, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Elton John, Carpenters, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, The Police, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, TOTO, The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Squeeze, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Cars, Supertramp, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, ELO, Tears for Fears, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, etc.
Personal Details:
I am 5'7 Caucasian, very skinny, and have dark brown hair. I wear glasses. I'm willing to send a picture in dms. I'm really shy in social situations until I am comfortable with the people around me which is what most people say tbh. It's really easy to think of curing loneliness with any random anon out there but I think it's very important for the sake of a good relationship for their to be common ground and interest as these things tend to equate to similar personalities.
I hate Reddit as a messaging service so if you use discord or anything else I would love to switch off, preferably to discord. But otherwise I'm fine with using it for the time being.
So if I haven't bored you to death with this wall of text or come off as a robot feel free to send me a DM if you feel you "resonate" with me.
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2020.03.09 03:38 TheNormalAlternative THE NEW COLOSSUS FESTIVAL - Lower East Side (3/11 - 3/16)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (THURSDAY 3/12)

NEW YORK HAS IMPLEMENTED RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS. Under these restrictions:
(1) Music Venues with max capacity > 500 are forced to remain closed and cancel scheduled shows
(2) Venues with max capacity < 500 will be required to cap the number of patrons at 50% of the establishment's max capacity.
Because of these restrictions, Friday night's showcase featuring A Place to Bury Strangers and Public Practice at Bowery Ballroom has been cancelled. Festival Organizers have announced they intend to reschedule this show in a week or two at Pianos. All remaining New Colossus Festival shows will continue as scheduled, but entry/tickets may be limited. Additionally, many bands listed below have had to cancel.
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The second annual New Colossus Festival is coming up next weekend and will be taking over the Lower East Side with indie showcases featuring primarily foreign bands and artists - mostly Canada and the U.K., but also Australia, France, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The festival allows traveling up-and-coming indie rock, dream pop and electronic artists to share their music with NYC the week before SXSW (cough).
Most shows will be held in bar backrooms at the likes of Arlene's Grocery, Piano's etc., but the capstone event features New York City's A Place To Bury Strangers and Public Practice with British post-punks LIFE at Bowery Ballroom.
You can buy a full-access badge for $100 (+ fees). Alternatively, tickets to individual shows should be available at door (generally $10-15 each), but tickets are not guaranteed (e.g. some shows may sell out) and some shows are only open to badge-holders. At least, assuming it doesn't get cancelled due to the Coronavirus a la SXSW.
You can directly access information about the nearly weeklong event through these links:
But I'll do you one better republishing the full calendar below, with links to the dedicated Facebook event page for each (cuz I had little better to do with my weekend and this post was long overdue... and probably will be a waste of time - stupid COVID19).

Wednesday, March 11
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery The Vernes (Philly, US) / Bad Waitress (Toronto, CA) / Parliamo (Perth, UK) / Sportsfan (Toronto, CA) / Patti (NYC, US) / Tugboat Captain (London, UK)
The Delancey Icons Creating Evil Art Label Showcase feat. Devarrow (Halifax, CA) / Hunger (Vienna, AT) / Kirsten Knick (NYC, US) / Anthony Mills (Stockholm, SE)
LOLA (fka Coney Island Baby) Shady Nasty (Sydney, AU) / Peel Dream Magazine (NYC, US) / drew citron of Beverly (NYC,US) / Lunarette (NYC,US)
Pianos (Showroom) Kickoff Party feat. Ali Barter (Melbourne, AU) / Tallies (Toronto, CA) / Honey Cutt (Boston, US) / Beverly Kills (Gothenburg, SE) / LIFE (Hull, UK) / Donna Blue (Utrecht, NL) / Honey Lung (London, UK)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Ice Cream (Toronto, CA) / marble arch (Paris, France) / Siv Jakobsen (Oslo, Norway) / St Arnaud (Edmonton, CA)

Thursday, March 12
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery Music Export Canada presents: Devarrow (CA) / Ice Cream (CA) / Caveboy (Montreal, CA) / Bad Waitress (CA) / St. Arnaud (CA) / Hot Garbage (Toronto, CA)
Berlin Under A King Nun (London, UK) / 178 Product (Portland, US) / Ali Barter (AU) / Ghost World (Helsinki, FI) / Go Cactus (Palma de Mallorca, ES) / Donna Blue (NL) / Kirten Knick (NYC)
The Bowery Electric (Main Room) The Pinholes (Singapore) / Tia Gostelow (Mackay, AU) / Water From Your Eyes (NYC, US) / Hanya (Brighton, UK) / Dog in the Snow (Brighton, UK) / Catholic Action (Glasgow, UK)
The Bowery Electric (Map Room) Gloin (Toronto, CA) / Wyldest (London, UK) / Luke De-Scisico (Wiltshire,UK) / Siv Jakobsen (NO)
The Delancey Hunger (AT) / Holy Tunics (NYC, US) / Halfsour (Boston, US) / L.A. Peach (London, UK) / Parliamo (UK) / Bodywash (Montreal, CA)
LOLA (fka Coney Island Baby) WIVES (Los Angeles, US) / Jackie (Toronto, CA) / Strangepride (NYC, US)
Pianos (Showroom) Eternal Records Party feat.: Tallies (CA) / Tim Burgess (Northwich, UK) / Honey Cutt (US) / Honey Lung (UK) / Stealing Sheep (Liverpool, UK) / Beverly Kills (SE) / ZOONGIDE’EWIN (Hamilton, CA)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Eternal Records Party feat.: The Natvral (NYC, US) / Pom Poko (Oslo, NO) / Thud (HK) / Peel Dream Magazine (NYC) / Sahara (Toronto, CA)

Friday, March 13 - AFTERNOON
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery Port Juvee (Calgary, CA) / Bad Waitress (CA) / Gloin (CA) / New Luna (Manchester, UK) / DieAlps! (Tampa, US) / Brunch (London, UK) / Peeling (Toronto, CA)
Moscot Eyewear Adhoc Presents: Shady Nasty (AU) / The Natvral (US) / Parliamo (UK) / Karkosa (Birmingham, UK) / Luke De-Scisico (UK) / Jackie (CA) / Dog in the Snow (UK) / Willy Mason (NYC, US) / Hussy (London, UK) (RSVP Required)
Pianos (Showroom) Honey Lung (UK) / The Orielles (Halifax, UK) / Coco Verde (NYC, US) / No Crafts (Madrid, ES) / Jaguar Jonze (Brisbane, AU) / Hoorsees (Paris, FR) / Tugboat Captain (UK)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Toflang (Barcelona, ES) / Beverly Kills (ES) / Wyldest (UK) / Jasmine Trails (Ottawa, CA) / Belako (Bilbao, ES) / Sportsfan (CA) / Sleepless Nights (Toronto, CA)

Friday, March 13 - NIGHT
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery BIRP.FM Presents: Go Hawaii (Salem, MA) / Courrier Sud (Paris, FR) / Luke De-Scisico (UK) / Deep Sea Peach Tree (NYC) / marble arch (FR) / Bodywash
Berlin Under A Paste Magazine Presents: Ali Barter (AU) / Tim Burgess (UK) / Honey Lung (UK) / Ducks Unlimited (Toronto, CA) / Kiwi Jr. (Toronto, CA)
Bowery Ballroom A Place to Bury Strangers (NYC, US) / LIFE (UK) / Public Practice (NYC, US)
The Bowery Electric (Main Room) Begonia (Winnipeg, CA) / Thud (HK) / False Heads (London, UK) / Pom Poko (NO) / Honey Cutt (US) / Kyoto Love Hotel (Tipperary, IR)
The Bowery Electric (Map Room) Frankie (Vancouver, CA) / Jaywood (Winnipeg, CA) / Jackie (CA) / Alexia Avina (Montreal, CA)
The Delancey Kings of the Beach (Vigo, ES) / Horsees (FR) / Tallies (CA) / Shady Nasty (AU)) / Caveboy (CA) / Tamzene (Leeds, UK) / Catholic Action (UK) / Zoongide'ewin (CA)
LOLA (fka Coney Island Baby) Au Review Party feat. Safer (NYC, US) / Wolfjay (Melbourne, AU) / Tia Gostelow (AU) / Jaguar Jones (AU)) / The Pinholes (SG) / Knife Wife (D.C., US) / DJ Shell Zenner (Manchester, UK)
Moscot Eyewear Adhoc Presents: Saadi (NYC, US) / Bodywash / Forever (Montreal, CA) / Ice Cream (CA) (RSVP Required)
Pianos (Showroom) DieAlps! (US) / Water From Your Eyes (NYC) / The Cheap Thrills (Liverpool, UK) / The Silver Lines (Birmingham, UK) / Hot Garbage (CA) / Tooms (Auckland, NZ) / Lila Blue (San Francisco, US)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Shadow Monster (NYC, US) / Veneer (Winnipeg, CA) / Brunch (UK) / Larkins (Manchester, UK) / Belako (ES)

Saturday, March 14 - AFTERNOON
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery Rough Trade Party feat. The Orielles (UK) / Tallies (CA) / Honey Lung (UK) / Tim Burgess (UK), in conversation / Luke De-Scisico (UK) / Threesome (Belgrade, RS) / Stealing Sheep (UK)
The Bowery Electric (Map Room) Go Hawaii (US) / ESSi (NYC, USA) / JW Francis (NYC, USA) / The Pinholes (SG) / Ghost World (FI) / Hanya (UK) / Tugboat Captain (UK) (FREE)
Pianos (Showroom) Ice Cream (CA) / Colatura (NYC, US) / Ducks Unlimited (CA) / Honey Cutt (US) / Lunarette (NYC) / Ackerman (Boston/NYC, US) / Tamzene (UK)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Ceremony East Coast (Fredericksburg, US) / Sonny Hell (NYC, US) / Frankie (CA) / Dog in the Snow (UK) / Courrier Sud (FR) / Alexia Avina (CA) / Thud (HK)

Saturday, March 14 - NIGHT
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery Halifax Pop Explosion feat. Tallies (CA) / Devarrow (CA) / Caveboy (CA) / Jaywood (CA) / Alexia Avina (CA)
Berlin Under A DIY Mag presents: LIFE (UK) / The Orielles (UK) / "Special Guest" / Boniface (Winnipeg, CA) / Honey Cutt (US)
The Bowery Electric (Main Room) Kiwi Jr. (CA) / ackerman (US) / Swallow the Rat (Auckland, NZ) / Knife Wife (US) / Tunic (Winnipeg, CA)
The Bowery Electric (Map Room) Zoongide'ewin (CA) / Jasmine Trails (CA) / Wolfjay (AU) / The Shimmers (Bangor, UK)
The Delancey Stealing Sheep (UK) / Tim Burgess (UK) / L.A. Peach (UK) / Ceremony East Coast (US) / Hussy (UK) / Sahara (CA)
LOLA (fka Coney Island Baby) DORK presents: New Luna (UK) / The Gulps (Cardiff, UK) / Karkosa (UK) / No Crafts (ES) / Hanya (UK) / Wyldest (UK)
Pianos (Showroom) The Hideaways (Bristol, UK) / Toflang (ES) / King Nun (UK) / Peeling (CA) / Porot Juvee (CA) / Luke De-Scisico (UK) / Charlotte Rose Benjamin (NYC, US)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Forever (CA) / Tia Gostelow (AU) / Brunch (UK) / Jelly Kelly (NYC, US) / Begonia (CA)

Sunday, March 14 (Afternoon)
Venue Lineup
Arlene's Grocery Tugboat Captain (UK) / The Orielles (UK) / Hussy (UK) / Honey Lung (UK) / Luke De-Scisico (UK) / Hoorsees (FR) / Forever Honey (NYC, US)
The Bowery Electric (Map Room) Tunic (CA) / Swallow the Rat (NZ) / The Hideaways (UK) / The Gulps (UK) / Shady Nasty (AU) / Toflang (ES) / Parliamo (UK) (FREE)
Pianos (Showroom) Veneer (CA) / L.A. Peach (UK) / The Natvral (NYC) / DieAlps! (US) / Zoongide'ewin (CA) / The Cheap Thrills (UK) / The Silver Lines (UK)
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) Tooms (NZ) / Kyoto Love Hotel (IE) / marble arch (FR) / Sportsfan (CA) / Sleepless Nights (CA) / Willy Mason (NYC) / Go Cactus (ES)

UPDATE 3/11 - The festival is going forward despite the Coronavirus, but several bands have had to drop. Lineups have been updated accordingly.
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2020.03.01 03:40 jiaodaidev My old mod, "My Date with Monika" will come back as a completely different mod

I suppose I owe people a better explanation as to why I removed "My Date with Monika"(formerly know as "A Date with Monika" until I found out someone else used that name).
To sum it up, the mod was rushed out in time for Valentines Day last year and I wasn't happy with it so I removed it. However, I had an idea for a completely different Monika-centered mod based on the Spike Jonze movie Her which I wrote while on vacation last year. So to summarize, rather than create a whole new mod I decided to just combine the two into one mod.
So now, the plot revolves around a guy in the "real world" who played DDLC after a breakup with his girlfriend. Then, a Monika AI program is released and he begins a relationship with her. The new name for this mod will be "Her Reality", since it now takes place during more than just one date.
The rough draft for the story is already written, but now it's just getting a little polish and I'm going to commission some art for it. So now, my biggest disappointment in modding will turn into something better. It shouldn't take very long to develop, so playtesting should take place soon.
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2020.02.14 14:44 gellerboy Scouting Link

The scouting page seems way out of date. Like Burrow is ranked as the #5 QB and players like Ceedee Lamb aren’t even top 10 in their position. Am I on the wrong page or has it j not been used in a while?
The scoutingDraft Scouting
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2020.02.04 03:55 shawncole470 FILM 'HER'(2013) REVIEW

If you have not watched this film yet, I strongly recommended you to watch it first instead of reading my film review. This review will involve spoiler. Plus, I am not a professional writer, so if you have disagreement, I might have no idea how to answer you. I personally think writing a film review is a very subjective thing. I just have the passion to share it with you guys. Hope you have a great day.
"Her" is a very unusual romance.
This is not only because it chose a weird topic such as "The anti-social-ish fell in love with the computer OS system", but at least Director Spike Jonze uses a unique way to discussed "Everything About Love".
Most of the classic romance movies, I personally think they can divided into war movies. How the actors fall in love with each other is not the point: an occasional encounter is expected to last forever, and eyes expression will never change until death. You know, those film industry routines. There is a class gap in “Roman Holiday”, and “Brokeback Mountain” is about gender barrier. It’s all started with emotional impulsion. Then fight for “being together”. Audience is comfortable to accept the "love at first sight" setting. What is the end? The touching romance ends with lovers finally come together; the tearful romance ends with the powerful enemy destroys lover, and one side is killed and wounded (there are also both killed). If this is not a war movie, what is it?
The setting of the film should be in the future, it should not look too far away (about 20 or 30 years at most). The society seems utopian, comfortable and and people are friendly. Everyone wears those high-waist pants, cotton shirts, loose cashmere sweaters that were popular in the 1920s (perhaps, it’s probably 30s, I don’t know). This first-generation OS even appeared, not only providing a more efficient working ability. It can also become a accompany for you all the time. Anyway, it seems like a perfect world.
This is why the film attracts me, and make me think it is fresh. Although the film talks about “ Human-AI anomalous love”, but the setting is obviously in the future. So Spike Jonze cleverly dissolved the public's acceptance of this usual love. He just used this special angle to explore the dying of love without external resistance. When one of the lovers is AI, love can be observed more spiritual and pure.
Perhaps in Spike's view, sexual attraction is inevitable but frustrating. Whether it ’s Theodore peeking at pornography on the subway, or the extremely stupid and sad “Cyber-Sex” theory, or Samantha rented a lady’s body try to have sex with Theodore. I feel like director is explaining such a thing: sex is the most important and primitive in human relationships. It can not be ignored, it is also an impediment to our self-awareness.
Two keys building strong relationships with others, one is communication and the other is compromise, neither is easy to accomplish.
Communication is the most difficult thing for people. In addition to survival, people need to communicate to solve all spiritual problems such as loneliness and fear. When I was young, I cried when I was hungry, and shouted when I was afraid. When in early stage of tennager, hormones were growing, and I was anxious to confess "Like" to those people I liked. These are straightforward but lack of skills. People think that as they get older,they will be more sophisticated, and communication problems will be solved. But the paradox is the more the accuracy of the expression is, the more it gets far away from what your heart truly wants to say; the more you practice your expression, the more you doubt your honesty. Of course, the other’s thoughts are also doubted.
As a email letter writer, Theodore is good at "passing on" emotions, but he has fallen into a greater barrier of expression in reality. Since he is better at creating flowery words than others, he is pretty successful in his field. But in the real world, he is lack of express true emotions. This is why Theodore was able to flirt with the blind date at the dinner table, but when she asks him a sincerely question whether he is serious about it, he just feels overwhelmed. Adults are good at telling lies but difficult to tell the truth, even say something from their heart. Adult communication costs a lot, and sometimes it has nothing to do with courage and sincerity, it is because everyone lives in their own world, so they are being carefully about socialization.
Everyone has a strong desire to express, but in fact others do not care. If you doubt my conclusion, think about it reversely and it might help you to understand: when we talk with others, how often are we are just “listening”, pretending that we care, or even do exaggerated expressions and sincere suggestions to cooperate our disdain. In fact, it never go into your heart at all. For example, when the OS system askes the basic information about Theodore, the system interrupted Theodore in the middle before he finishes his statement. Ironically, it exists as the normal drama of human communication.
In fact, as soon as the OS was installed and set up, it just askes Theodore: "How is your relationship with your mother?" It is very obvious that Theodore wants a relationship that he can be treated like a child. No matter how changeable, and selfish he is, the “girlfriend” will always forgive and please him; and when he becomes romantic, passionate, creative and adventurous, he also hopes his girlfriend will appreciate him. From the beginning to end, it is only Theodore’s self-satisfaction, he created a “soul mate” for himself. Because of this, OS is so suit him so well.
Is the OS makes him sicker?
In my opinion, Theodore's delicateness, gentleness, and empathy made him a sincere person, which allowed him to maintain a good friendship with Amy even his ex wife Catherine. After he fell in love with the OS Samantha, these qualities were not annihilated but magnified.
She tells jokes. Her literary appreciation ability reflected in Theodore ’s letters is probably beyond human beings. She can also compose beautiful piano music, and can think deeply about serious philosophical question. PERFECT! Dose she have personalities? I think “her” does.
The fate of Theodore and Samantha is destined. In fact, at the end of the film, they broke up because of different values ​​of love: one thought that love was one-to-one, and the other thought that love could be infinite. Theodore opened his heart to Samantha from the beginning, Samantha also used her ability as a AI system, became a real person. When I saw Theodore taking Samantha to the Snow Mountain for a vacation, he danced in front of camera so Samantha could see him, my eyes became wet instantly. It is said that people in love are the most beautiful, but this time, I saw the ending follow this beautiful moment, which is really uncomfortable and sad.
It is not that cruel because the screenwriter left Theodore Amy. At the end Amy leaned on Theodore's shoulders, and the two looked at Shanghai slowly surrounded by morning (or dusk?)light.The two have been in love, have been divorced, and have had deep relationships with the OS. They are also neighbors of the same building. But will they fall in love with each other again?
Yeah, some scenes are filmed in Shanghai in this film, well, I feel a bit proud actually.(I am a Shanghai resident)
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2020.01.16 00:44 RapidKite Spike Jonze’s ‘Beastie Boys Story’ Release Date: Apple TV+ And Imax

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2019.12.14 02:00 ij3k r/triplej's Best of 2019 - candidates for Best Like a Version

triplej's Best of 2019

In the lead-up to triplej's vote for the Best of 2019, each day we'll be posting the list of candidates for one of the four categories for you to refresh your memory and get thinking about who you might vote for.
And finally:
Voting will open on Sunday 15 December at 12 noon AEDT and run until Christmas Day.
Voting will be done via an external link. Please don't vote via comments as these won't be counted. But you are of course free to use the comments to discuss who you'll be voting for and why!
In each category, you'll be able to vote for 5 items, in order of preference.
  • Your 1st preference receives 2 points.
  • Your 2nd preference receives 1.75 points.
  • Your 3rd preference receives 1.5 points.
  • Your 4th preference receives 1.25 points.
  • Your 5th preference receives 1 point.
It's not mandatory to fill out all the preferences though, nor will it be mandatory to vote in all the categories.
Now check out this year’s Like a Versions!
To open links in a new tab, hold Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ (Mac) while clicking.
Date LaV Artist Song Covered
11/1 Hockey Dad ft. Hatchie Macy Gray - I Try
18/1 Kali Uchis Björk - Venus as a Boy
25/1 Parcels Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
1/2 Ruby Fields The Church - The Unguarded Moment
8/2 Jorja Smith Lori Lieberman - Killing Me Softly
15/2 Denzel Curry Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
22/2 YUNGBLUD ft. Halsey Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark
1/3 Clea Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
8/3 Flint Eastwood HAIM - Want You Back
15/3 Pond Madonna - Ray of Light
22/3 Cub Sport Billie Eilish - when the party's over
29/3 Thandi Phoenix Portishead - Glory Box
5/4 Cosmo's Midnight ft. Asta Moloko - Sing It Back
12/4 Nicole Millar Kids See Ghosts - Reborn
19/4 Slowly Slowly Bon Iver - Skinny Love
26/4 Adrian Eagle Ocean Alley - Confidence
3/5 Dominic Fike - 3 Nights
10/5 Skegss Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
17/5 Hilltop Hoods Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
24/5 AURORA The Beatles - Across the Universe
31/5 Jack River Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
7/6 Allday ft. The Veronicas Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
14/6 LAUREL Jungle - Happy Man
21/6 Broods Mac DeMarco - My Old Man
28/6 Dear Seattle Missy Higgins - The Special Two
5/7 SAFIA Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
12/7 Thelma Plum Khalid - Young Dumb & Broke
19/7 FIDLAR Billie Eilish - xanny
26/7 K.Flay Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
30/7 Childish Gambino Chris Gaines - Lost in You
2/8 Little Simz Gorillaz ft. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
9/8 Hein Cooper Lily Allen - The Fear
16/8 Ceres Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
23/8 Birds of Tokyo Halsey - Without Me
30/8 GRAACE Avril Lavigne - Complicated
6/9 Holy Holy Lorde - Green Light
13/9 Japanese Wallpaper Phantom Planet - California
20/9 Alex Lahey My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
27/9 Lime Cordiale Divinyls - I Touch Myself
4/10 Leikeli47 Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen - No Diggity
11/10 Angie McMahon ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You
18/10 Dominic Fike Clairo - Bags
25/10 Hermitude ft. Jaguar Jonze Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
1/11 Northlane The Vines - Get Free
8/11 Wafia Troye Sivan - My My My!
15/11 BAD//DREEMS ft. Peter Garrett, Emily Wurramara, Mambali Warumpi Band - Blackfella/Whitefella
22/11 Mickey Kojak Art vs. Science - Parlez Vous Francais?
29/11 Jarryd James ft. Matt Corby, Joyride, Rohin Jones Cold Chisel - When the War Is Over
6/12 Tones and I Alphaville - Forever Young
13/12 Nilüfer Yanya Frank Ocean ft. Earl Sweatshirt - Super Rich Kids
That's all for now - get to work on sorting out your top 5, and stay tuned to /triplej for voting details on Sunday!
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2019.12.11 02:01 ij3k r/triplej's Best of 2019 - candidates for Best Unearthed Feature Artist

triplej's Best of 2019

In the lead-up to triplej's vote for the Best of 2019, each day we'll be posting the list of candidates for one of the four categories for you to refresh your memory and get thinking about who you might vote for.
And finally:
Voting will open on Sunday 15 December at 12 noon AEDT and run until Christmas Day.
Voting will be done via an external link. Please don't vote via comments as these won't be counted. But you are of course free to use the comments to discuss who you'll be voting for and why!
In each category, you'll be able to vote for 5 items, in order of preference.
  • Your 1st preference receives 2 points.
  • Your 2nd preference receives 1.75 points.
  • Your 3rd preference receives 1.5 points.
  • Your 4th preference receives 1.25 points.
  • Your 5th preference receives 1 point.
It's not mandatory to fill out all the preferences though, nor will it be mandatory to vote in all the categories.
Now check out this year’s Unearthed Feature Artists!
To open links in a new tab, hold Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ (Mac) while clicking.
Date Artist Popular Track
17/12 Toyotomi Wasted (ft. MAX BLACK)
7/1 Pridelands Dark Sources
14/1 Tobiahs Sculpted
21/1 Grace Turner Easy I Fall
4/2 Fergus James Mistakes
11/2 Yours Truly Circles
18/2 Dulcie Fall
25/2 Nerve Sunday Roast (ft. JK-47)
4/3 RedHook Only Bones
18/3 Cry Club DFTM
25/3 Windwaker My Empire
1/4 Ivey Talk Talk
8/4 Choomba Wantchu
15/4 Jess Day Affection
15/4 Tones and I Dance Monkey
22/4 Kirklandd Impulse (ft. Zellow)
29/4 yergurl Girls Like Me
6/5 Stevan Timee
13/5 Spacey Jane Good for You
20/5 Kinder No Sleep
27/5 HVWKS Red Light
3/6 Essie Holt Give Me the Night
17/6 Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers See You in a Bit (I Still Care)
24/6 Death by Denim Wiggy
1/7 Hoodzy Young Girl Steez
8/7 Miiesha Drowning
15/7 TOWNS Safe to Say
22/7 Saint Lane Zip Code
29/7 Approachable Members of Your Local Community Strangest Places (ft. Dulcie)
19/8 EGOISM What Are We Doing?
26/8 semantics Talk to Me
9/9 Chelsea Manor Breathe
23/9 Debbies What Do I Know
7/10 Dave Winnel Smoke Machine
7/10 A.GIRL Play
14/10 Hazlett Suncats
21/10 Ocean Sleeper Light in My Dark
28/10 SCABZ Feel Good Summer
4/11 BOI Sick of Loving You
11/11 flowerkid Boy with the Winfields and the Wild Heart
18/11 Jaguar Jonze Kill Me with Your Love
25/11 GANGZ 3350
2/12 Sycco Peacemaker
9/12 Squid Fishing DELUSIONAL
That's all for now - get to work on sorting out your top 5, and stay tuned to /triplej for voting details on Sunday!
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2019.12.10 06:51 hjxdo5 23 [M4F] USA/ANYWHERE "The interesting thing is why we’re so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness"

Right up front I think its important to know that last year I got diagnosed for chronic depression (dysthymia). I had to put everything aside which was my final year of my undergrad to get better. I thought I was ready to go back to school on my own but I fell back into a bad mental and am on a medical leave of absence for a month now. The reason I'm upfront here is because in my opinion honesty is the most important aspect in a relationship, both parties have to be able to communicate freely and I don't think anyone wants a "mental illness" sprung onto them a month or so into a relationship. If you don't know what dysthymia is its basically lack of motivation and the chronic part means its not consistently present like major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. In my experience it goes away when I'm home with my family and only resurfaces when I'm living alone at school.
So back on topic, I am 23 years old and live in New Jersey, USA. I am MBTI type INTJ if that means/matters to you because it doesn't really mean anything to me other then that it indicates that I'm introverted. I go to school for Computer Science. I'm making this post again because I normally respond to posts here but now am beginning to feel that if I simply post as specifically as I can, I might find someone who matches better then gambling on generic identifiers like "gamer" or "reader". Plus when I start talking to someone hopefully there will be some shared ground to start a conversation without having to play 20 questions. I met some really nice and interesting people a month ago when I made my last post but I needed to focus on myself at that time and couldn't commit to the effort needed. I'm once again stable and interested in finding someone to share my time with. The only reason I still come back to places like this is because I had a really positive relationship over the summer with someone I met here and that one experience gave me confidence in dating. Once you have that natural experience it makes all the forced interactions one has to endure while searching more bearable.
Before I get into the specifics of my interests I'll just say how I spent most of my time before I came home for my leave. If I'm not in class I basically have all free time so when I'm at my apartment, which is just off-campus housing provided by my school, I am playing some kind of video game. I currently do not have a roommate in my specific room so its very boring and quiet. I try to fill dead air by talking on discord with my friends or watching youtube/twitch or netflix. Being at school is a real drag and very isolating. There's not really much to do around my apartment so yeah basically just at my computer or school mostly for the time being. Now that I'm home I have even more free time which hopefully I can fill with work or something new and productive. I'm actually trying to adopt a kitten soon, I've put in a pre-adoption form on Sunday so hopefully I'll have her to take care of soon.
So what games do I play/what things do I watch?
I've been a Guildmaster for a raiding guild in World of Warcraft for about 3 years now, its a game that plays a pretty important role in my life as most of my friends I've gotten from my guild. We're as serious as a guild that only raids 6 hours a week can be so when I'm raiding I am mostly indisposed but overall we spend a very minimal time playing. But like I said all my friends that I play video games with have either been a part of my guild or are currently in the guild and we're a really close group so we play basically anything together. For example, most of the people in my guild play League of Legends so we play 10 player custom games or normals.
Just a random list of games I play/played:
World of Warcraft, Classic World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Rimworld, Metal Gear Solid games, Hearthstone, Dota 2, Dota Underlords, Diablo 3, CSGO, Gmod, Vermintide 2, FFXIV, Risk of Rain 2, Slay the Spire, The Witcher 3. More on my steam. (Not a ton of multiplayer games have managed to keep my attention recently)
Although I'm a Comp Sci major and spend my time playing a skinner box mmo, I actually enjoy art a great deal. Films and literature are my go to for my fix however because my brain is so wired to the easy dopamine of video games I find it hard to read often, it would be cool to have someone to read with book club style. Luckily films and tv shows are easy to consume with a second monitor. My favorite director is probably David Lynch. I also enjoy the works of Charlie Kaufman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Spike Jonze, and Stanley Kubrick to name a few. I am still planning on using the 14 day free trial of the Criterion Channel to watch Kurosawa and Tarkovsky films soon. I had a one year phase in highschool where I watched a lot of anime and after watching what I considered its highs and its lows I decided I rather step away from the medium as an "anime watcher" and just be someone who watches things that happen to be animated. So I've got nothing against anime as a medium I just won't start watching the next available romcom set in a high school on release, but I will watch things like Akira or any Studio Ghibli films. Documentaries are great and I'm always looking for more good ones.
Twin Peaks: The Return is my favorite TV Show. I don't have a clear favorite film however I would lean towards Adaptation or Synecdoche New York.
Literature:
If you haven't gleaned already from my directors I have my eyes on post modernism. This certainly impacts my choice of literature as well. My favorite author is David Foster Wallace. His writing both nonfiction and fiction resonates with me like nothing else. I haven't gotten to delve as deep as I want into my personal reading list because of my bad habits but I am partial to Joyce, Faulker, Vonnegut, Pynchon, DeLillo, Welles, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Tolstoy and many more.
Youtube: (Niche)
RedLetterMedia, Polyphonic, Vinesauce, Jerma985, I Hate Everything, Super Bunnyhop, JonTron, SsethTzeentach, Fredrik Knudsen, YMS, PilotRedSun, Will Schoder, kaptainkristian, h3h3, ralphthemoviemaker, Criswell, matthewmatosis, dunkey, UberDanger, Elvis The Alien, TheReportOfTheWeek.
Musical Taste:
I'm pretty focused around 60s to 70s classic rock branched out into folk and psychedelic rock. I fell in love with the Grateful Dead despite not being the stereotype at all. 80s pop/new wave and 80s rock also is great. Just like my steam profile I can link a specific spotify playlist as well.
Greta Van Fleet, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Elton John, Carpenters, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, The Police, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Queen, TOTO, The Allman Brothers Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Squeeze, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, The Cars, Supertramp, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, ELO, Tears for Fears, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, etc.
Personal Details:
I am 5'7 Caucasian, very skinny, and have dark brown hair. I wear glasses. I have a picture ready I just don't want to post it here. I'm really shy in social situations until I am comfortable with the people around me which is what most people say tbh. It's really easy to think of curing loneliness with any random anon out there but I think it's very important for the sake of a good relationship for their to be common ground and interest as these things tend to equate to similar personalities. This is why I made this post, I rather not gamble with someone who says they like to read only to find out that their favorite genre is young adult literature. Sorry for being so strict but in my opinion two people in a romantic relationship should also be best friends and interests clashing spells disaster to me.
So if I haven't bored you to death with this wall of text or come off as a robot feel free to send me a DM if you feel you "resonate" with me. I'll respond as quickly as I wake up tomorrow.
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2019.11.27 09:11 TexanWarmachine Am I hopeless?

Context: So it's been three years since I've broken up with my first girlfriend. I've been in loads of manners of different relationship based situations. I've been led on, have led on, and everything in between. And of the 13 different girls I've had the chance to interact with only Five have had a major affect on me. Keep in mind I know I sound like an absolutely garbage human being, in fact I spend copious amounts of the day reminding myself of the ramifications of starting new relationships.
M (My first Girlfriend): She taught me how to love, albeit it was rather crude cause I used the relationship and sex as an escapism from my parent's divorce.
B (A friend): She taught me how I developed commitment issues, and how me leading her on for a month and trying to get back with her wasn't about our relationship. However, it was more so about how the rejection was simply a manifestation of my self-doubts and lack of confidence in myself. I learned that I wasn't completely over M. However I did understand that B didn't meet what I wanted in a potential long term partner.
A (The one who got away): Being around her was like being in a Rom-Com, and it made my life feel like something that was on par with the movie Her by Spike Jonze. She hurt me the most to be honest. During this period in time I thought I was finally recovered from M. A made me feel more alive than I could ever ask, and yet she was the one who led me on for three months. From her I learned that love wasn't merely just sex & saying "I love you" constantly, rather it was about having fun with your partner outside those two realms.
T (The Innocent): She wasn't well off in life, but she cherished the small things. I led this one on for awhile and eventually she decided to cut off connections with me. I don't blame her, considering I was acting like an inconsiderate jerk. The rationale I made up for not being with T was that she wasn't experienced enough whether it was sexually or romantically. During this period I would try to emulate what it was like to be with A, but T could never meet the standards that A left behind. My mistake was thinking I fell in love with A, but in reality I just fell in love with the moment. I still think about T sometimes, and wonder if I get over my apathy and hooks to the past enough to talk to her and be lucky enough to try dating her for her.
L (The Final Nail): She seemed to be perfect in her own way. She had a lot of issues like too many pets, lack of traditional income (She sold nudes, which I refused to buy.), and she didn't have a drivers license. She led me on. Truth be told I actually jumped from T for L just because L was more exciting as a person due to her experience. Eventually, L told me she wasn't interested anymore, and got a new boyfriend. It doesn't exactly hurt as much as it did with A, but it was slightly there.
Outside of telling myself about the ramifications of what a new relationship could entail, I consistently tell myself that "I feel nothing anymore". That has kinda put me in this weird mindset where dating seems to be pointless anymore, when I scroll on tindeokcupid/etc... I don't see people worth my time anymore. It's like looking in to a crowd of people and not seeing one single attractive face anymore. And yet the loneliness creeps in a lot of the times, and the only thing that keeps it at bay is artificial fear of commitment. I did spend a good year of abstaining from dating to work on myself, that only got me to the point of not being as suicidal, and self acceptance became more prominent in some areas of my personality. But, dating as a whole eludes me.
In conclusion: Is dating even worth it anymore for me?
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2019.07.23 23:51 dionthesocialist George meets a woman at Monks who’s passionate about eating local, so he lies and says he’d “never step foot in a chain.” Kramer starts a talent agency for women with premium Snapchats. Jerry dates a woman with a 10 date rule for sex. Elaine’s new doctor cancels her Adderal prescription.

Jerry is sitting in the car making out with his date Kelsey. He invites her up, but she refuses, stating that she has a 10 date rule before sleeping with someone.
The next day at Monk's, Jerry tells George about the 10 date rule.
G: Who does she think she is having a 10 date rule? That's too much time! What kind of guy can even LAST 10 dates without screwing things up?
J: I'm frankly surprised most guys last 10 minutes.
Elaine enters.
J: Elaine, have you ever heard of a 10 date rule?
E: 10 dates? Who does she think she is? It's sex, not a Senate confirmation hearing.
Elaine tells George and Jerry she’s got a doctors appointment to renew her Adderal prescription, as new rules has required all existing prescriptions be renewed. The renewal appointment is just in time, since she's got a big deadline coming up at Peterman. Elaine shares that she's taken ADHD meds since high school because she's obsessed with passing tests.
G: I just never imagined you were the type to do drugs.
E: It's not a drug. It's more like Aspirin. Believe me, I never wanted to be one of those stoners in the big ugly Mexican ponchos.
J: Now you're drug free writing about big ugly Mexican sombreros.
Elaine exits. A beautiful woman comes up to the table and introduces herself as Donna. She's circulating a petition to save a local restaurant. She congratulates both Jerry and George on eating local. George, as a knee jerk lie, tells the woman that he always eats local and he never eats at chains.
Later at Jerry's apartment, Kramer enters incensed, saying he NEEDS to show Jerry what he just WASTED his money on. Kramer shows Jerry his phone and Jerry reacts in disgust. It's a naked woman from a premium Snapchat account. Kramer is offended at her production values and performance.
J: Isn't it enough that she's naked?
K: Maybe to a serial womanizer like you, but some of us care about AESTHETIC, Jerry!
J: It's a premium Snapchat account, not Spike Jonze!
Kelsey arrives and Jerry says he's excited for date four, but she says it’s only date three. Jerry is confused, but Kelsey says their second date didn't count since it was "only coffee."
Elaine is at the doctor's office after completing her new ADHD test. The doctor tells her that she passed the test with flying colors and "clearly doesn’t need Adderal."
E: No, no, you don't understand! I haven't been off ADHD meds since I was FOURTEEN! I have a huge deadline coming up! I NEED it.
DOCTOR: Miss, pill scammers like you are the reason the rules were revised in the first place. You should really get some help.
E: Just give me ONE! All I need is ONE!
George is at Monk’s with Donna. She says she can't believe people would rather eat at a place like IHOP when they could eat local at Monk's. George claims he'd never eat at an IHOP.
Jerry enters his apartment to find Kramer giving a Snapchat girl pointers on Jerry’s couch.
J: I come home and you've turned my living room into your personal casting couch?!
K: Your mind really does go to the WORST places, pal. There's nothing elicit involved. It's all part of my new business, investing and tutoring these young models so they can become stars.
J: THAT'S A CASTING COUCH!
George enters, beaming from ear to ear about Donna. Kramer says he's surprised George claimed he'd never eat at IHOP, considering free pancake day is coming up. George panics, but he's sure his lie can overcome it.
The next day, Elaine can’t get any work done without her Adderal and her deadline is quickly approaching. Elaine calls George to bring her coffee but he’s with Donna and loudly refuses because there’s nothing local around. Elaine then calls Jerry and begs him to bring her some coffee. Even though he's finishing up his date with Kelsey, he leaves to grab Elaine coffee after Elaine begs.
Jerry stops at a coffee shop he visits semi-regularly. Jerry tries to pay for the coffee with cash, but he's 57 cents short on the coffee. The barista won’t give it to him.
J: But it's only 57 cents! I'll pay you back next time I come. Come on, you know me, I come here all the time.
BARISTA: Not ALL the time. Before I'd let you get discounted coffee, you'd have to come here at least 10 times.
Jerry can't get the coffee and Elaine misses her deadline.
Kramer finally selects his star pupil for his premium Snapchat talent agency. He gets a loan from Newman to spend ten grand hiring her a graphic designer, getting her clothes, lighting, cameras etc.
The next day, George, Jerry, and Kramer watch the premium Snapchat and they’re all amazed at the cinematography.
J: It's like watching Roma, except she's naked.
G: Kramer, if they had an Oscars for premium Snapchats, she'd win it.
K: And she pays us back 10% of the profits. I'm telling you guys, the ROI on this investment is a HOMERUN.
George subscribes.
Elaine walks in and announces she blew her deadline. Kramer suggests CBD. Jerry kicks them out because Kelsey is arriving. Jerry says he's pumped for date 5, but Kelsey tells Jerry that this isn’t date five, because he technically didn’t finish date four.
J: But we met up, we got a meal, we took a walk, we kissed goodbye!
KELSEY: But the date hadn't resolved itself naturally yet, so it's an incomplete date. We have to redo it.
J: I broke the plane of the conclusion of the date! I demand to see the instant replay!
Jerry accuses Kelsey of playing hard and fast with the rules and they break up.
Elaine takes Kramer's advice and smokes CBD in her office. It perhaps relaxes her a little too much. Peterman passes by as she exhales. Clearly, he thinks she's smoking pot.
Donna borrows George's phone during a walk and sees the Snapchat account. George at first tries to lie, but then he realizes Donna isn't upset.
G: You're FINE with this? You are like the perfect woman.
DONNA: Well, yeah, it's not like it's from some massive website. As long as its local, it's fine.
George smiles huge knowing he's hit the jackpot. However, they pass by an IHOP and he can’t resist rushing in for free pancake day.
Close - Elaine, Jerry, and George meet up for free pancake day at IHOP.
E: So Peterman thought I was smoking pot in the office!
J: Did he fire you?
E: Nope. He told me that my "new personality" made me perfect to write about our latest project: El Poncho del Feo.
Kramer and Newman walk in saying this place is the only place they can afford since their Snapchat model flopped. Turns out she’s a lot less able to perform without her Adderal.
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