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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    So, it appears that Weird Tales' editor decided to step in a pile of shit up to his neck by not only endorsing Save the Pearls, a book positively dripping with racism and whose author is one of those who Does Not Get It, but proceeded to attempt to shame the Internet for bashing a book they haven't read while implying those people who read it and had a problem with it were not smart enough to understand that it wasn't racism at all.

    Cue Internet firestorm of a lot of people saying, "Motherfucker, what?" and the publisher going, "Our editor got a case of the stupid. Please forgive his stupid self and us please."

    Honestly, this reads like frantic back-pedaling and badly done CYA, especially considering the questions raised on the WT post. My bowl of popcorn and I will be waiting to read Kaye's attempt at saying how on Sunday he was for a book and on Monday he wasn't for it.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
    Have you guys heard of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)?
    It's been described as a
    physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.

    I have felt this my whole life when someone has ennunciated or whispered in a certain way. It's cliched to say it, but really thought I was the only one for years and years. No one ever said, "Me too!" when I described the sensation. The good ol' interwebs brought me solace and insight for a change, rather than the deepening despair it's been bringing lately.
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    @chiaslut: HOLY SHIT who knew there was even a word for that? Yeah, I thought I was the only one! Apparently that's normal too. Far. Fucking. Out. Haircuts sometimes, and Tarkovsky films. Actually, more the preparation stages of a haircut or a remedial massage. It's as intense as sexual pleasure without being at all sexy. There's also an unpleasant negative version that starts in my arse and is a response to certain kinds of interaction with male authority figures.
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    The same thing happens to me when smoking good weed.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012 edited
    Omg, I also thought I was the only one that got that tingling! I get it when people compliment me or do something nice specifically for me, or when people play with my hair. Also people drawing on me. In high school I LOVED when friends drew stuff on my hands and arms.

    As for feeling it with weed, the scalp tingling I get with that is different than the pleasurable one, but glad to know that tingling is normal, too!

    I keep editing this as I remember more stuff, heh.
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    I get it, I knew I wasn't the only one but it's one of those things that nobody ever talks about.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2012
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012
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    ASMR eh? When I were a lad I thought that were the hand o' god himself reachin' down from the heavens to pat me on the head for bein' a good Catholic boy.

    (Yes, I was a weird kid. Also apologies for slipping into old-gaffer mode there, but I thought the anecdote required it)
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012
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    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2012 edited
    I have never wished so much physical violence against a person as I wish against that man. I think he is almost single handedly turning me into a bad person.

    Perhaps something a little more joyful is needed. Bane soundboard anyone?

    Just read the ASMR thing. ARGH!!

    I get it whenever someone does something really frigging kind. Always wondered why but not enough to ask anyone about it. Ugh. I love you guys so much right now.
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012 edited
    I can't stop laughing at this :D "HOLY HINGE, BATMAN!"

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    To be fair, Si, if God designed the security system he can probably break it.
    If heist films have taught me anything.
    • CommentAuthorRedBloc
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012
    Yeah, they always leave a back door. I will now get my coat.
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    First teaser poster for RED 2 is up!
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    @chiaslut (sleestak): Thanks for that. Been experiencing ASMR most of my life (usually associated with woo-woo or other 'transcendental' experiences). I got in touch with the PR person on the site & am going to interview them for The Daily Grail.
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2012
    So, I see you fabulous bastards like some ASMR(or whatever you want to call it). Check this out!
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    DIY restoration. Not sure which I prefer.

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