I mean it’s good representation for incels to know that maybe they too can grow up to have self-worth, a beautiful family and do extrajudicial killings
I was also basically an incel until ~19. I was also a dark-skinned loser nerd with a weird name whose dad never taught him anything. Personally I’m happy to learn these things, they make me feel less alone in the world. Real shame that Barack was abducted by aliens in 2005... /s
to be clear I wasn’t *literally* an incel, but the word is starting to lose all meaning with people throwing it around at everything. I was full of despair and self-loathing. I tried my best to be kind and friendly, though I could also be pompous & disagreeable. Nobody taught me
I think what’s happening is that people are disappointed with Obama for political reasons (valid!) and then they found an opportunity to be mean/cruel to him (he’s a valid target! punching up!) and they’re completely ignoring how this comes across to regular awkward nerds

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21 Nov
Went to bed but this has been on my mind so here’s a thread on the virtue of vanity.

The word has a pretty clear history of negative connotations and this is a perhaps a vain effort to reclaim it, nevertheless I am adamantly earnest about this ImageImage
I’ll start by conceding the obvious: of course there are ways in which vanity can be bad, a cope, a distraction, an unhealthy fixation on appearances at the expense of substance.

I‘m saying that there’s also the opposite error: fixation on substance that disregards appearance ImageImage
Jimi Hendrix always dressed like Jimi Hendrix. I believe that this is an example of AESTHETIC RESONANCE: he didn’t make a distinction between substance and appearance, the two informed each other in a yin/yang loop. Harmony across the spheres!

(click through for pics).
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21 Nov
Been reflecting on tiny little improvements in my guitar practice. I’ve been “focused” on playing melodies that are already in my head (pop songs, Christmas songs, etc) and it’s interesting to witness my fingers slowly finding their way around the fretboard through trial & error
I can feel myself developing a fingertip feel of intervals - the interesting thing is that I already must know intervals in order to sing or hum a melody, but I don’t know *what* those intervals are until I try to play them
Eg- this is me completely fiddling and fooling around by ear. It’s kind of like trying to talk, or type - there are parts that now feel natural and intuitive, and there are intervals that feel like weird/unfamiliar jumps- but I can inch my way up and down to find them
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20 Nov
I’ll answer earnestly since it’s fun to rethink these things through

strategy is downstream of doctrine (who are you, what are your principles?) and upstream of tactics (what are the immediate winning moves?).

Strategy is planning + moving into place to setup winning moves
VV twitter doctrine/thesis: the power of friendship is unparalleled, the greatest untapped wealth is between people who don’t know each other

VV tactics: great reply game

VV strategy: identify FANs, seek them out, follow, wait for opportunities to do great reply game
Again: tactics is immediate winning moves, strategy is moving into place to increase your odds of favourable positions. there is overlap depending on how you choose to frame it. a strategist avoids an unnecessary battle if he can, or sacrifices one here to gain an advantage there
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19 Nov
feeling like my long overdue trip to new york city has this odyssean quality to it
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19 Nov
I am once again compelled to do the pointless task of tidying my roam graph
dum dee dum...
twiddle dee dee
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19 Nov
what’s the most quickly recurring talking point on twitter? I think it’s gifted kid discourse, I see it about every 2 months. For contrast, unpaid internships seem to be about once a year. There’s an intense “how many hours should you work a week” blowout about every 2 yrs
I know people talk about these things every day, but there’s also a sort of bigger/broader “wave” that the right posts hit + ride at the right time to reach substantially wider audiences
for those of ya'll asking about the gifted kid stuff – it goes on and on, tens of thousands of RTs and favs

(yea the halsey tweet is a false positive but, eh)
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