live debates are a fucking awful way of mediating who has a better opinion in general. they suck.
here's a scenario: your opponent cites some obscure figure they've completely decontextualised/manipulated to fit their argument. you haven't heard of this statistic. i mean, why would you have? it's irrelevant! but how are you meant to respond to their citation if you have zero knowledge of its source? live debates don't just allow these tactics to be used, they actively incentivise them!
This is a solargraph I made in 2012. I made this one out of a beer can and the exposure is around two-three months, I think. Those lines are the sun =) #photography
my gf impulse bought this plant a few months ago that i call “hellraiser potato” for obvious reasons and now it’s growing all these leaves out of it??? what are you doing little guy. what’s the plan https://the.giant.horse/media/uRHgCO2Q0HilrE4Ea-w
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"Ooh I feel so well rested and the sun is out....I should go for a pastry"
Cat: no, u r pillow nao
MI discourse, meta, tumblr bullshit thats absolutely not coming here Show more
OOF ok what we are NOT going to take from tumblr is the concept that you can do whatever horrible shit to anyone because of your mental illness and because its to do with MI you shouldnt work to improve your behavior so its less damaging to others/if people are hurt its ableism. It is 100% possible to be an abusive asshole to people in part because of symptoms of your MI and that doesnt make it ok. No no no.
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