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#1 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

It's weird for sure, but from what I've seen, it's actually tamer than many will likely expect. It's more odd or silly than disturbing.

#2 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@mb: I think the appeal of Soylent is scientifically getting down a drink for your specific need. It's ever-evolving, but unlike many kinds of food replacements, it's meant to be most or all of your meals. Meal replacements tend to be supplements to ordinary eating or temporary, while Soylent is intended to be a long term solution for you in particular. Instead of trying to replace foods, it's trying to get at the very root of chemical needs. Functionally, it's very similar, but it's more like a different approach than something completely different.

I agree, though, that a lot of this is the pitch. My brother can't eat normal food due to his disability; so, he lives solely off of a Nutren variant through a feeding pump to his stomach. He has no other food, and he has lived that way for over 13 years. It works. The big apparent difference here is in that approach. Finding a nutrition solution not because you can't have food but because you want to replace food. Functionally similar but with a different intent.

Also, I'm glad my brother doesn't have to actually taste his food replacement. Just from years of putting it in the pump and occasionally getting it on me, it's not great. ha. But it gets the job done when pumped right to him; so, I'm really glad it's around.

#3 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@gearsol said:

@mercury45: I literally just learned about that while reading what TVTropes might have to say about his death, and it just sucks that there can be someone who is so good at cheering others up, but still be so depressed themselves.

That's unfortunately rather common. It's not unusual to be able to cheer others up while feeling bad on a personal level. I struggled with depression for a long time, but I was generally known as a happy, go lucky person that was always willing to listen to others. That part of me didn't change; it was just a matter of not getting myself the help and support I needed.

#4 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -
@flacracker said:

@truthtellah said:

RIP Robin Williams. After your years of struggle, I hope you know peace now. You brought a lot of joy and entertainment to so many.

That is one of the worst gifs I have ever seen.

...sorry?

It was more about the quote.

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#6 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

RIP Robin Williams. After your years of struggle, I hope you know peace now. You brought a lot of joy and entertainment to so many.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

What's a waifu?

It's true commitment in a noncommittal world.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@sbaitso said:

Does it have to be a woman? DON'T OPPRESS ME!!

That would be your Husbando.

#9 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@truthtellah said:
@mlarrabee said:

See, this is why people who don't play video games think gamers are creepy.

And why those people take themselves too seriously.

They should play a few video games and have fun. ;)

"Which fictional character do you want to bang?"

I don't think taking one's self too seriously is what makes that creepy.

Wait, is that what it means?

I thought it was more like "who is your dream girl?" or "what female character is your favorite?"

I uh, don't really have an interest in "bang"ing any game character. I mentioned The Boss because I think she's a really amazing fictional woman.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

See, this is why people who don't play video games think gamers are creepy.

And why those people take themselves too seriously.

They should play a few video games and have fun. ;)