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when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank
they’re married now
Applying for jobs is starting to feel a lot like
words like “shit” and “fuck” and “hell” and “damn” are like kitchen knives. most of the time you’re going to be using them for some practical purpose. you stubbed your toe or got a flat tire or are shocked by something. all very practical, typical things that happen. you’re basically using the words to slice bread at this point. but sometimes you’re going to use them to try to hurt someone. phrases like “fuck you” or “go to hell” are times these words are used to be hurtful. they’re not the words’ sole purpose, but they can be used that way. to continue the metaphor, they’re like verbally stabbing someone with a kitchen knife
and then there are words like “f****t” and “ps***o.” slurs in general, really, which are the verbal equivalent of guns. they were designed specifically to hurt people. their primary reason for existing is to hurt people. using them against someone is the verbal equivalent of shooting at them, and saying them when, say, you slip on a patch of ice or get really angry is the verbal equivalent of shooting a gun straight up into the air. you have no idea who’s around you and who might be struck by that verbal bullet
and that’s the difference between swearing and slurs. swearing has a practical purpose while slurs are always dangerous
So I went to tamorapierce and Bruce Coville’s talk today (and got Squire signed and fangirled, but that’s beside the point), and someone, during the Q&A asked a question about what exactly the Chamber is, and here’s what I learned:
- The Chamber is a lesser god.
- The Chamber doesn’t focus on specific things per se, but every once in a while it sees something that it deems needs to be fixed and does something.
- The lesser god in the Chamber is not confined to the Chamber and is probably never all there at once.
- This god is older than the current gods that the people worship (at least, I think that’s what I understood)
- The god created the Chamber for itself as a place and for things because reasons(?)
So the whole lesser god thing explains why the Chamber can do things like drive people insane and give beatings that have previously been given, but it also brought up some questions in my head:
- How did humans discover the Chamber? Was it just standing there and someone went inside and it talked to them?
- What happened that made them decide that the Chamber would be the final step for squires to become knights? Was it the god’s idea, or was it the humans’?
- Seriously I want to know more about the Chamber’s origins. I mean, did people just come across this random room in the middle of nowhere way back when and think it was cool or something?
- Also, if the Chamber is this lesser god that’s so ancient, does that mean it knew the Ysandir?
SERIOUSLY Y’ALL IT WAS AWESOME AND I NEED TO KNOW ALL THE THINGS.
Wait, so did they build the castle around the Chamber?
And if the Chamber is older than the current gods, where did those gods come from?
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS NOW.
lolsob @ USA’ans trying to play experts at European history.
Hint: Europe is different than the US. They are not the same place, we clear??????
okay so if harry potter was born in 1980, and went to hogwarts in like 91, that means he was in his sixth year in 1996
do you think he knew about the spice girls? i mean.. i know he had shit going on with horcruxes that year but wannabe isn’t something that happens without you taking note of it
I have a wonderful new theory for why Voldemort didn’t get a lot of usable intel from the mental link.
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