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poire

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5 years ago @ The Toast - An Open Thread, and Se... · 1 reply · +11 points

You should be gone in winter, that Nature mourn
With me your anarch separation, call-
ing warmth all with you: as more poetical
Than to be left biting the dog-days, lorn
Alone when all else burgeons, brides are born,
Children yet (some) begotten, every wall
Clasped by its vine here . . crony alcohol
Comfort as random as the unicorn.

Listen, for poets are feigned to lie, and I
For you a liar am a thousand times,
Scars of these months blazon like a decree;
I would have you—a liner pulls the sky—
Trust when I mumble me. Than gin-&-limes
You are cooler, darling, O come back to me.

John Berryman

5 years ago @ The Toast - Go On, Get Out Of Here · 0 replies · +28 points

The saddest thing about The Toast closing today, of all days, is that The Purge: Election Day came out today and we will never read Mallory's review.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +37 points

I don't think this is the case since it sounds like the letter writer is in their thirties, but to be honest I hate the "daughter is jealous of mother" narrative because it pops up so often in cases where a kid's stepdad is a legitimate creep. I've heard way too many stories about moms accusing their teenage daughters of trying to steal their predator boyfriends.

And aside from that, a lot of legitimate concern about a loved one's partner who is too good to be true can be waved away with claims of jealousy. I think Mallory's advice to "trust but verify" is good. If the age difference is the only thing that's concerning, then the relationship is fine. But if my dad started dating a woman my age, I would definitely be concerned initially.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 4 replies · +86 points

Since there can be no secrets between us now that we are near the end, my fan letter mostly consisted of arguing that Gellert Grindelwald was a time traveling Draco Malfoy.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +16 points

I remember there being a movement to get all the libertarians to move to NH so that they could have a "free state." Wouldn't surprise me if it was the same people.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 31 replies · +76 points

Favorite Toast memories!

Mine is when I wrote a fan letter about Ronbledore and got a personal response from all the editors.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +8 points

I did this with True Blood! Stopped watching after Season Five (the birth of Bilith) but kept reading io9 recaps every Monday morning.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +3 points

I used to :(

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

Not quite a video game, but this thread reminded me of the existence of Alter Aeon, which it turns out is still around! I kind of miss MUDs.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

Commander Keen terrified me. And yet, I kept playing it.