i was buying ingredients for choco chip cookies at the grocery store today and got into a conversation about baking with this old lady in line and she asked me if i used butter or crisco and naturally i said crisco because i'm not a maniac and i had to try so, so hard to not scoff when she told me she used crisco
at the beginning of the stream i told @catalina that i saw her new masto avi and she was really hot and she said "i know" and i cannot stop thinking about it
nobody gives a shit about like, the twin prime conjecture or riemann-zeta because of their *practical* applications. it's because they're beautiful. the *aesthetic* value of being able to say that under these rules we made up, there will always be infinitely many examples of this category we made up vastly outweighs anything you could *do* with the results in terms of motivation for the extremely hard work on these problems.
when i was like 14 or 15 and first encountered the question of whether and how numbers exist i immediately considered mathematical realisms trivially false and was absolutely baffled when it turned out that most mathematicians were mathematical platonists
i still can't do it. i still cannot get my brain to think of numbers existing in a way where we didn't just make them up to serve a purpose, in the same way we did language. the mind boggles
this video of northernlion playing some weird bowling game is going to destroy me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiamB6ebXA
ok it's been over a year. lets play year two of grim fandango over at https://twitch.tv/prophet_goddess!!
IN ~1HR: we are going to (slightly belatedly) play YEAR TWO of GRIM FANDANGO as a follow up to last year's halloween/dia de los muertos stream, and then if we have time we're going to play ART SQOOL and THE HAUNTED ISLAND, A FROG DETECETIVE GAME over at https://twitch.tv/prophet_goddess!!
god bless all petty thieves // they/them
single-user instance for @prophet_goddess.