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  • 10:20
    White cheddar or gtfo
  • 10:20
    They make me want to fuck like an animal
  • 10:21
    I love that clio! Have it on a playlist
  • 10:21
    Even cerebrally
  • 10:21
    So skull fuck?
  • 10:21
    The physical world is founded on more than physical things but also an idea of something none materialistic, an idea or a consciousness. Idealism
  • 10:21
    Plato ♥️
  • 10:22
    Eek. Plato's cave.I had professional help with that shit and it's still confusing af.
  • 10:22
    I just don't get it :(
  • 10:22
    Aw now
  • 10:23
    If you put prisoners in a cave, they're tied down so that they only see the shadows on the walls
  • 10:23
    That would become their whole reality
  • 10:23
    Yeah gay idea tbh. Suited his needs because he needed perfect forms materially as the geometers could post proofs
  • 10:23
    So they'd make templates out of it and understand the world from it
  • 10:24
    The shadows would represent the reality outside
  • 10:24
    So unnecessary to me
  • 10:24
    Of course you can never know what reality is
  • 10:24
    But it wouldn't be the reality although it's not a lie or a fabrication per se, is just not accurate enough
  • 10:25
    You might be a video game character for aliens, Missy
  • 10:25
    Hmm?
  • 10:25
    Not that part. My prof went into 4 different planes according to Plato after that. To show that there was more than just what the average person would interpret from reading the cave analogy
  • 10:25
    That's really cool
  • 10:25
    Hold on Missy, they're trying to level you up
  • 10:26
    I wouldn't mind :)
  • 10:26
    Something about math being more perfect than one thing and something else being even more perfect than that
  • 10:26
    It’s a shame Plato can’t witness people jerking him off all these years later
  • 10:26
    Idk lol Idc anymore, either
  • 10:26
    Metaphysics is for wankers :P
  • 10:26
    So your point was nothing
  • 10:26
    Nice Clio
  • 10:27
    So you mean math is like the shadows of reality? Or that math is reality and we only see the shadows of it?
  • 10:27
    I told you. I didn't get it. So yeah, my point was nothing :P
  • 10:27
    Too bad, it's an interesting topic
  • 10:28
    Omg I've gone over this shit so many times with stoners
  • 10:28
    But yes, Missy. To watch my prof light up while he chalked up the board with that gibberish, he thought it was pretty fuckin profound
  • 10:28
    There’s only so much to be said though before it’s just nonesense
  • 10:29
    Helookedlike the guy in Time Machine losing his shit lol
  • 10:29
    Could you go over it over more time tryp? I'd love to hear it
  • 10:29
    On my phone? He'll no
  • 10:29
    Haha fine
  • 10:29
    Some other time?
  • 10:29
    HELL NO
  • 10:29
    I had a professor like that also, she wrote the additional text book for that course and god it was insufferable
  • 10:30
    You are CRUEL!!!
  • 10:30
    Why tell me you know shit then T.T
  • 10:30
    Now I'm curious
  • 10:30
    I will be one of those professors one day
  • 10:30
    Her passion was really awesome though
  • 10:31
    Dude I'm sorry if you guys don't think about reality itself, and the fact that your only tie to reality is cause and effect from something you believe is real
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TC in Tokyo

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    Hence, it's a fun fact. 

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    My party tit is bouncing to that fun fact.

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    Find any interesting shops there? I've heard the variety of things sold around Tokyo can get very niche.

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    AliceInWonderland stated:

    Fun fact, Pythagoras more than likely never existed. Instead "his" work was produced by a group of philosophers known as the Pythagoreans. They invented Pythagoras to give their philosophical group and ideas a greater origin and ideal to work towards.   

    I've heard similarly about Shakespeare.

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    Shakespeare did have a large completely undocumented chunk of his life, that's reason for suspicion.

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    BohemianRhapsody stated:

    Find any interesting shops there? I've heard the variety of things sold around Tokyo can get very niche.

    I was only in Tokyo for a day from that being the airport city, but I should be there for a few days soon. 

    Meanwhile, I found a small ramen shop hiding in plain sight if not for it's constant line of locals, and I can safely say I'll never be eating the American shit ever again.

     

    Ever.

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    American Ramen noodles are like plastic, I already don't eat that shit.

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    BohemianRhapsody stated:

    American Ramen noodles are like plastic, I already don't eat that shit.

    I ate it when it was around from other people, but wow that stuff was amazing. 

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    AliceInWonderland stated:

    Fun fact, Pythagoras more than likely never existed. Instead "his" work was produced by a group of philosophers known as the Pythagoreans. They invented Pythagoras to give their philosophical group and ideas a greater origin and ideal to work towards.   

     

    I actually knew this. 

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    I want to know more about this, Ramen.

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    Wow, American tourists are truly disgusting here. I feel ashamed to have these loud, insensitive, sunglasses wearing faux pas barbarians representing where I live. I see them yelling while discussing their riches, kicking rocks around temples, marching around unaware of the natural human traffic flow that their sensitivity to body language allows, and otherwise making me be embarrassed to be one of them in a variety of self-insistent and ignorant ways. Even the tourists from elsewhere are far more willing to try to blend in, while the ones from my home are just so... fucking pushy, self-absorbed, and instistent of their own needs to the point of idiocy. They are either too ignorant to see the passive damages or they insist on being that way as a form of strength or something, and it hurts me to watch. They fucking walk around with their mouths agape as if to catch flies, treating the place like Cancun or something. I feel like I deserve these glares now if these are what they think we are. 

     

    My time here seems to be increasing my sensitivity to body language and sound, which while that seems to work out well enough for the locals makes me unable to stand those who break the mold. It’s probably not good for me, but it’ll probably be easy enough to fix when I return home. 

     

    On an unrelated note the toilets here are not only some of the best I’ve seen, but they are standard. A premium toilet here probably wipes for you if these are the average ones.

     

    I have also now tried fried octopus and I can say I am quite a fan (tastes much better than squid). It’s chewy without being gristle-y with a surprisingly savory after-flavor. 

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    Turncoat stated:

    Wow, American tourists are truly disgusting here. I feel ashamed to have these loud, insensitive, sunglasses wearing faux pas barbarians representing where I live. I see them yelling while discussing their riches, kicking rocks around temples, marching around unaware of the natural human traffic flow that their sensitivity to body language allows, and otherwise making me be embarrassed to be one of them in a variety of self-insistent and ignorant ways. Even the tourists from elsewhere are far more willing to try to blend in, while the ones from my home are just so... fucking pushy, self-absorbed, and instistent of their own needs to the point of idiocy. They are either too ignorant to see the passive damages or they insist on being that way as a form of strength or something, and it hurts me to watch. They fucking walk around with their mouths agape as if to catch flies, treating the place like Cancun or something. I feel like I deserve these glares now if these are what they think we are. 

     

    Treason !? This is treasonous treason !

    I know a little about Japan, I had a cousin who lived there for a few years teaching English. If you learn simple Japanese words of kindness, or show that you're interested in learning they will open up to you.

    There's also a word you can use that most Japanese people cannot say no to, I'll have to confirm cause I forgot what it is, but it's something along the lines of "please and thank you" and for the Japanese, it's a great sin to say no to this word.

     

     

    My time here seems to be increasing my sensitivity to body language and sound, which while that seems to work out well enough for the locals makes me unable to stand those who break the mold. It’s probably not good for me, but it’ll probably be easy enough to fix when I return home. 

    Try greeting them. In the West everyone kinda minds their own business, but in other parts of the world, on Island's in particular, it's rude to not acknowledge people.

     

     

     

     

    On an unrelated note the toilets here are not only some of the best I’ve seen, but they are standard. A premium toilet here probably wipes for you if these are the average ones.

     

    I have also now tried fried octopus and I can say I am quite a fan (tastes much better than squid). It’s chewy without being gristle-y with a surprisingly savory after-flavor. 

     

    I hope you're taking pictures of these meals.

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    Actually, the US is less reserved than the Japanese overall, but my not being inherently loud and my appearing sensitive seems to kinda help... 

     

    By comparison though I kinda look like an alien. 

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    Last night after some annoying airport travel (and a cool walk through a temple in Chiba) was spent in a fairly small room with Hello Kitty decorations and grapefruit flavored vodka, which, yeah, that was pretty great. I may like that sort of thing now beyond the kitsche aesthetic... 

     

    Today was a brief visit to Osaka before going to Kyoto to a very old house (around 200 years old) to stay for the night. Osakans seem much friendlier, more open, and more genetically varied, and the food was actually sustaining. While the locals in places like Tokyo and Hokkaido were loathe to use the stairs in subways and the like, the range of people there went from fit stairs joggers to surprisingly overweight, and the clothing choices were a bit more daring overall instead of a sea of grey felt coats and black jackets. I had some cotton candy that puts the stuff we have at home to shame through their delicious flavor infusions and otherwise went to an old temple to people watch for a bit before spending more time with trains. 

     

    I spent a good hour relaxing in a cat cafe called Liberty Cat, where they were basically pacified of people fears through sheer exposure, save for one who was my favorite. Upon entering the place one rather large and feisty cat immediately walked up to me and sat on my foot before gnawing the shit out of my hand... which I took as a great sign. This cat got all the attention when I checked out one of the cat toys for 10 minutes for 200 yen (well, two toys, he broke the first one pretty fast...) and otherwise I enjoyed the low volume and warmth of the place with a mug of hot cocoa. 

     

    It is odd how nowhere so far here has strays... seems kinda shady. 

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    If you do find a stray, keep it.

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