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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1900 on: October 24, 2016, 09:57:08 AM »
Related to the piercing/tattoo thread. What is it with people? Why do you need to mutilate yourself? Is your life that boring and lacking in excitement that you need a tattoo or piercing to jazz it up? Instead of letting a tatt or piercing speak for your personality, why don't you let your personality speak for your personality? Not to mention, are you going to have that stuff going on into your 70s? Think long-term. Workplaces are right to be skeptical about hiring such people when it comes to certain fields. It demonstrates poor emotional control and rational decision making. If you're an artist or something like that, maybe not so much because in such cases more impulsive and outside the box thinking can be a plus. There's nothing sadder than a grown adult who is still passive-aggressively rebelling against their parents into their late 20s.

Although I do understand tattoos if they're about time in prison/a gang/the military/someone close to you dying, that sort of thing.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1901 on: October 24, 2016, 10:10:31 AM »
Related to the piercing/tattoo thread. What is it with people? Why do you need to mutilate yourself? Is your life that boring and lacking in excitement that you need a tattoo or piercing to jazz it up? Instead of letting a tatt or piercing speak for your personality, why don't you let your personality speak for your personality? Not to mention, are you going to have that stuff going on into your 70s? Think long-term. Workplaces are right to be skeptical about hiring such people when it comes to certain fields. It demonstrates poor emotional control and rational decision making. If you're an artist or something like that, maybe not so much because in such cases more impulsive and outside the box thinking can be a plus. There's nothing sadder than a grown adult who is still passive-aggressively rebelling against their parents into their late 20s.

Although I do understand tattoos if they're about time in prison/a gang/the military/someone close to you dying, that sort of thing.

So either someone needs to die or I need to go to jail to justify getting a tattoo?

Or join a gang. Or your kid or something. Or your religion. You know, a real reason. Not, I'm bored and I want to get some design on my body of something that will be meaningless in 20 years. I just don't see the purpose. Desperate attempt to stand out and scream to the world that you have some sort of individuality.

Heck, I even sort of understand the tattoo that was done while drunk and it seemed like a good idea at the time. We've all made crappy decisions while drunk. One of my friends got the inside of his gums tattooed while he was totally wasted and on drugs. I respect that. It's a story at least and has some kind of meaning. But some person who is like "I want to get a tattoo" and actually spends days considering one to get and settles on whatever design they get? Come on, go out and live life and do something that actually is meaningful enough to get a permanent place on your body.

As for the piercings, those are just targets in a fight for someone to rip off. I mean, I've seen some okay ones, like the little nose dot or whatever. Really subtle, looks kinda like a beauty mark or something. I can see it. Septums and eyebrows and nose rings? Seriously, what is going on in your life that you want and need to do that? Go spend an hour figuring out why it is you want to do that and that would be a better use of time and would save you a few bucks.

I mean ask yourself why, really why, you want to get a bunch of tattoos and piercings. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1902 on: October 24, 2016, 10:55:55 AM »
Lol more respect for a decision someone made while wasted on and drugs than for someone who spent time actually thinking about a mostly permanent decision. Okay.

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« Reply #1903 on: October 24, 2016, 11:00:26 AM »
I never wanted a tattoo but after reading Mr DeMartino's anger at people getting tattoo's im tempted to get one myself. It's incredible how much some people can get affected by other people's life choices

If someone wants a tattoo, what effect does it have on anybody else but them? There's real stuff to waste your anger on, live and let live.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1904 on: October 24, 2016, 11:02:10 AM »
Related to the piercing/tattoo thread. What is it with people? Why do you need to mutilate yourself? Is your life that boring and lacking in excitement that you need a tattoo or piercing to jazz it up? Instead of letting a tatt or piercing speak for your personality, why don't you let your personality speak for your personality? Not to mention, are you going to have that stuff going on into your 70s? Think long-term. Workplaces are right to be skeptical about hiring such people when it comes to certain fields. It demonstrates poor emotional control and rational decision making. If you're an artist or something like that, maybe not so much because in such cases more impulsive and outside the box thinking can be a plus. There's nothing sadder than a grown adult who is still passive-aggressively rebelling against their parents into their late 20s.

Although I do understand tattoos if they're about time in prison/a gang/the military/someone close to you dying, that sort of thing.

You're really showing your age here

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« Reply #1905 on: October 24, 2016, 11:37:54 AM »
I thought about giving a thoughtful answer as to why many people get tattoos but I'm sure some old fart will find a reason why it's frivolous sooo...

Ask yourself why, really why, you care so much about what other people do with their own bodies

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« Reply #1906 on: October 24, 2016, 11:41:30 AM »
I personally like tattoos. I've never really met anyone who didn't have a story behind a tattoo. Even ones that might look random have meaning. I don't have any tattoos but I want to get one, I'm still cautious on where to get it so it wouldn't interfere with a potential job tho.

My issue is with people who don't go to a good tattoo artist and just get bad looking tattoos. Like where they don't get a good artist to do it, or there are spelling mistakes. But in that case I'm more like "why didn't you look around for a good tattoo artist?".

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1907 on: October 24, 2016, 11:46:21 AM »
Related to the piercing/tattoo thread. What is it with people? Why do you need to mutilate yourself? Is your life that boring and lacking in excitement that you need a tattoo or piercing to jazz it up? Instead of letting a tatt or piercing speak for your personality, why don't you let your personality speak for your personality? Not to mention, are you going to have that stuff going on into your 70s? Think long-term. Workplaces are right to be skeptical about hiring such people when it comes to certain fields. It demonstrates poor emotional control and rational decision making. If you're an artist or something like that, maybe not so much because in such cases more impulsive and outside the box thinking can be a plus. There's nothing sadder than a grown adult who is still passive-aggressively rebelling against their parents into their late 20s.

Although I do understand tattoos if they're about time in prison/a gang/the military/someone close to you dying, that sort of thing.

So either someone needs to die or I need to go to jail to justify getting a tattoo?

Or join a gang. Or your kid or something. Or your religion. You know, a real reason. Not, I'm bored and I want to get some design on my body of something that will be meaningless in 20 years. I just don't see the purpose. Desperate attempt to stand out and scream to the world that you have some sort of individuality.

Heck, I even sort of understand the tattoo that was done while drunk and it seemed like a good idea at the time. We've all made crappy decisions while drunk. One of my friends got the inside of his gums tattooed while he was totally wasted and on drugs. I respect that. It's a story at least and has some kind of meaning. But some person who is like "I want to get a tattoo" and actually spends days considering one to get and settles on whatever design they get? Come on, go out and live life and do something that actually is meaningful enough to get a permanent place on your body.

As for the piercings, those are just targets in a fight for someone to rip off. I mean, I've seen some okay ones, like the little nose dot or whatever. Really subtle, looks kinda like a beauty mark or something. I can see it. Septums and eyebrows and nose rings? Seriously, what is going on in your life that you want and need to do that? Go spend an hour figuring out why it is you want to do that and that would be a better use of time and would save you a few bucks.

I mean ask yourself why, really why, you want to get a bunch of tattoos and piercings.

Sometimes getting a tattoo or piercing is an act of reclaiming, celebrating, feeling comfortable with one's body. Maybe it's therapy. Maybe someone with anxiety wants to be brave and do something permanent. Your response to tattoos and piercings just shows your privilege, I'd argue. If you haven't had a complicated relationship with your own body, then of course you wouldn't understand getting tattoos or piercings.

Obviously some people do get dumb tattoos. I don't see how you can accurately judge which are dumb and which are meaningful, though.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1908 on: October 24, 2016, 11:53:58 AM »
It's persimmon season...
I had never had a persimmon before coming to Korea and I didn't know what they were. A few months into my first year, Emart had a sale of the soft ones, but they were wrapped in the package upside down. I hadn't bought any tomatoes since coming because they seemed so expensive from what I was used to so I bought these, thinking that they were tomatoes. I got them home and started cutting them up to cook with, and even though I thought they seemed really weird, I kept on and made a savory pasta sauce with them. I never got over that and I don't like persimmons now...

Have you tried the frozen ones? They are nice.

I also had never tried persimmons and didn't like their weird stringy jellyness at first. Now I love them.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1909 on: October 24, 2016, 12:02:00 PM »
I had never had a persimmon before coming to Korea and I didn't know what they were. A few months into my first year, Emart had a sale of the soft ones, but they were wrapped in the package upside down. I hadn't bought any tomatoes since coming because they seemed so expensive from what I was used to so I bought these, thinking that they were tomatoes. I got them home and started cutting them up to cook with, and even though I thought they seemed really weird, I kept on and made a savory pasta sauce with them. I never got over that and I don't like persimmons now...

How did it taste? Can you recommend for us to make an experiment.

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« Reply #1910 on: October 24, 2016, 12:03:52 PM »
It's persimmon season...
I had never had a persimmon before coming to Korea and I didn't know what they were. A few months into my first year, Emart had a sale of the soft ones, but they were wrapped in the package upside down. I hadn't bought any tomatoes since coming because they seemed so expensive from what I was used to so I bought these, thinking that they were tomatoes. I got them home and started cutting them up to cook with, and even though I thought they seemed really weird, I kept on and made a savory pasta sauce with them. I never got over that and I don't like persimmons now...

Have you tried the frozen ones? They are nice.

I also had never tried persimmons and didn't like their weird stringy jellyness at first. Now I love them.

The soft persimmons I'm okay with but I can barely tolerate the hard persimmons. And I've already been gifted a big bagful. Fortunately I can pawn them off on a friend who actually likes 'em  :laugh:

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« Reply #1911 on: October 24, 2016, 12:20:46 PM »
I personally like tattoos. I've never really met anyone who didn't have a story behind a tattoo. Even ones that might look random have meaning. I don't have any tattoos but I want to get one, I'm still cautious on where to get it so it wouldn't interfere with a potential job tho.

My issue is with people who don't go to a good tattoo artist and just get bad looking tattoos. Like where they don't get a good artist to do it, or there are spelling mistakes. But in that case I'm more like "why didn't you look around for a good tattoo artist?".

The only thing I'll judge is spelling mistakes. That's just carelessness.

Even bad tattoos, though, shouldn't be judged. I have a big tattoo on my back that some might think is "bad". I got it from my friend while she was a trainee. Sometimes I think about how it isn't "perfect" but I still don't regret it.


Sometimes getting a tattoo or piercing is an act of reclaiming, celebrating, feeling comfortable with one's body. Maybe it's therapy. Maybe someone with anxiety wants to be brave and do something permanent. Your response to tattoos and piercings just shows your privilege, I'd argue. If you haven't had a complicated relationship with your own body, then of course you wouldn't understand getting tattoos or piercings.

Obviously some people do get dumb tattoos. I don't see how you can accurately judge which are dumb and which are meaningful, though.

^this is what I was going to say

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« Reply #1912 on: October 24, 2016, 12:31:23 PM »
It's persimmon season...
I had never had a persimmon before coming to Korea and I didn't know what they were. A few months into my first year, Emart had a sale of the soft ones, but they were wrapped in the package upside down. I hadn't bought any tomatoes since coming because they seemed so expensive from what I was used to so I bought these, thinking that they were tomatoes. I got them home and started cutting them up to cook with, and even though I thought they seemed really weird, I kept on and made a savory pasta sauce with them. I never got over that and I don't like persimmons now...

Maybe try a sweet sauce next time, but I've tried to add soft persimmon to apple sauce before with limited success. Sometimes it turned out fine, but other times it turned into bitter tasting orange strings that ruined the flavor and had to be fished out. Perhaps they have to be over-ripe?...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1913 on: October 24, 2016, 12:33:05 PM »
I had never had a persimmon before coming to Korea and I didn't know what they were. A few months into my first year, Emart had a sale of the soft ones, but they were wrapped in the package upside down. I hadn't bought any tomatoes since coming because they seemed so expensive from what I was used to so I bought these, thinking that they were tomatoes. I got them home and started cutting them up to cook with, and even though I thought they seemed really weird, I kept on and made a savory pasta sauce with them. I never got over that and I don't like persimmons now...

How did it taste? Can you recommend for us to make an experiment.
The thing was, it actually wasn't that terrible. I had enough other roasted vegetables to pull it back into the savory spectrum. I think Koreans might actually like it with the blend of savory/sweet. However, I never did it again and learned my persimmon lesson.

@Jennypennypie- I haven't tried the hard ones. My school has a bunch of persimmon trees though, so I should grab one.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1914 on: October 24, 2016, 12:33:49 PM »
Sometimes getting a tattoo or piercing is an act of reclaiming, celebrating, feeling comfortable with one's body. Maybe it's therapy. Maybe someone with anxiety wants to be brave and do something permanent. Your response to tattoos and piercings just shows your privilege, I'd argue. If you haven't had a complicated relationship with your own body, then of course you wouldn't understand getting tattoos or piercings.

This. This is precisely the nonsense I'm talking about when it comes to tattoos. Someone who is getting a tattoo to "Reclaim" themselves or as therapy is someone who is lying to themselves or otherwise not dealing with reality. They've chosen a tattoo instead of asking themselves hard questions and engaging in difficult solutions.

If you want to be brave, go volunteer in South Sudan or something. Calling yourself "brave" for getting a tattoo is a step away from calling yourself brave by bungee jumping. There's no real risk of death or disaster or anything like that, so there's nothing brave about it. Unless you get some extremely unpopular and socially stigmatizing political message across your forehead or something like that.

If you have a complicated relationship with your body, stop thinking about your body and go do something like exercise or yoga. Or do it the old fashioned way and drink and smoke. If you have a complicated relationship with your body, it means you're bored and aren't facing any real problems in your life. Having your turds filled with tapeworm larvae or hemophilia or scurvy is a complicated relationship with your body. Being upset because you're slightly large from having too much to eat is not a complicated relationship with your body. THAT is privilege.

Again, 2 hours spent asking yourself "Why do I feel this way? Why do I feel I need to get a tattoo?" would do far more to solve your life's problems and actually address the underlying condition than what amounts to witch doctoring by treating yourself with a piercing or tattoo. At that point might as well just self-medicate with brown liquor. 

It's not so much people getting tattoos and piercings and what they do with their bodies, it's people that complain that society is judging them or that they have to deal with stuff at work because they have tattoos and piercings. You made the choice, you knew the consequences, deal with it.

Lol more respect for a decision someone made while wasted on and drugs than for someone who spent time actually thinking about a mostly permanent decision. Okay.

Because that at least sort of makes sense. If you actually thought about it and still decided to do it, you're even more of an idiot.  You had the chance to think this through under a normal state of mind and still reached a terrible decision.

It's like if you decided to blow 100 bucks betting on the longshot at the track while drunk and having fun with your friends. Okay, I get that. Betting 100 bucks on the longshot while sober because you think it's a good idea? You're a moron. Same for physical stunts or something like that. At least the next day the person will realize what a dumb idea it was. Someone who made that decision sober? That means they truly believe it was the right course of action, which means their judgment is permanently shot.

I never wanted a tattoo but after reading Mr DeMartino's anger at people getting tattoo's im tempted to get one myself. It's incredible how much some people can get affected by other people's life choices

Perfect example of the kind of bad thinking that causes people to get tattoos.

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« Reply #1915 on: October 24, 2016, 12:33:58 PM »
The only thing I'll judge is spelling mistakes. That's just carelessness.


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« Reply #1916 on: October 24, 2016, 12:36:12 PM »
Also, I can hear a coworker snoring on her desk.

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« Reply #1917 on: October 24, 2016, 12:44:13 PM »
Also, I can hear a coworker snoring on her desk.
Me too.

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« Reply #1918 on: October 24, 2016, 12:47:01 PM »
Lol more respect for a decision someone made while wasted on and drugs than for someone who spent time actually thinking about a mostly permanent decision. Okay.

Because that at least sort of makes sense. If you actually thought about it and still decided to do it, you're even more of an idiot.  You had the chance to think this through under a normal state of mind and still reached a terrible decision.

It's like if you decided to blow 100 bucks betting on the longshot at the track while drunk and having fun with your friends. Okay, I get that. Betting 100 bucks on the longshot while sober because you think it's a good idea? You're a moron. Same for physical stunts or something like that. At least the next day the person will realize what a dumb idea it was. Someone who made that decision sober? That means they truly believe it was the right course of action, which means their judgment is permanently shot.


I respectfully disagree. It's one thing if you simply think it's dumb (that is your opinion and you are entitled to it), but I think it's silly to compare someone soberly spending one's money (regardless of whatever it is being spent on) versus someone who isn't even in a right state of mind to make a decision due to intoxication/drugs. To actually respect the latter's "decision-making" seems strange to me.

People will spend their money on whatever they want. Everyone's opinion will vary on whether that was money well-spent.

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« Reply #1919 on: October 24, 2016, 12:47:26 PM »
Also, I can hear a coworker snoring on her desk.
Me too.

I can hear a goat bleating.