Sycamorph said:
My friend has Fibromyalgia, but it's really hard to diagnose this apparently.

I feel for your friend. One of my problems is a lot like asthma, though it's never been diagnosed because most doctors have completely dismissed it without even trying to examine me, and the one doctor who did went right for the whole "you're not wheezing therefore you don't have asthma" thing despite the fact that wheezing isn't the only symptom of the disease and I only said the symptoms were similar to those commonly associated with asthma. Pisses me off how often they accuse you of "self diagnosis" when all you've done is give the best explanation you can with limited or nonexistent medical knowledge.

It's like "doctor, I'm going through symptoms that are portrayed as asthmatic on TV, do I have asthma or something else?" and the doctor goes ballistic on you misinterpreting your obvious deference to their understanding of medicine as "self diagnosis" because you dared to use the word most commonly associated with the symptoms. I swear, sometimes I think doctors belong in a mental institution because of how they see attacks on their profession where there are none. If anyone else was that paranoid, they'd be locked up in a padded cell... or given badges in some places.


InannaEloah said:
I swear, sometimes I think doctors belong in a mental institution because of how they see attacks on their profession where there are none.

They already have doctors there. Giving them more won't make much of a difference.


BlueDingo said:
They already have doctors there. Giving them more won't make much of a difference.

No, they don't have doctors there, they have psychiatrists. Big difference. ;)


InannaEloah said:
No, they don't have doctors there, they have psychiatrists. Big difference. ;)

Psychiatrists are doctors. There's more than one kind of doctor. Furthermore, a psych ward would have other doctors on-site, including at least one medical officer.

The doctor you go to first to find out what's wrong with you is a general practitioner (or GP for short). The other doctors are more specialized and either perform further diagnosis and/or administer treatments.


What makes me sad is that I just, as in within minutes of posting this, learned that you can downvote Admin posts now.

I remember when you couldn't.. The amount of time I haven't known about this is a true tragedy.


BlueDingo said:
Psychiatrists are doctors. There's more than one kind of doctor. Furthermore, a psych ward would have other doctors on-site, including at least one medical officer.

The doctor you go to first to find out what's wrong with you is a general practitioner (or GP for short). The other doctors are more specialized and either perform further diagnosis and/or administer treatments.

Do you not understand the concept of humor? I didn't just put that ;) in there for looks, yanno.


AnotherDay said:
What makes me sad is that I just, as in within minutes of posting this, learned that you can downvote Admin posts now.

I remember when you couldn't.. The amount of time I haven't known about this is a true tragedy.

What do you mean, you remember when you couldn't? That's always been available.


Furrin_Gok said:
What do you mean, you remember when you couldn't? That's always been available.

It was not possible a long time ago.


AnotherDay said:
What makes me sad is that I just, as in within minutes of posting this, learned that you can downvote Admin posts now.

I remember when you couldn't.. The amount of time I haven't known about this is a true tragedy.

Yeah, but it seems like they won't display at a score less than zero - if you go to an Admin's account, you can find posts with a lower score, but then if you go to the post itself it will display as zero but no lower.


Clawdragons said:
Yeah, but it seems like they won't display at a score less than zero - if you go to an Admin's account, you can find posts with a lower score, but then if you go to the post itself it will display as zero but no lower.

It's to avoid it being hidden by that negative comment threshold, in case anyone didn't know.


It always feels like, if I'm not doing something, even if I'm too tired to move, which is always, I'm just wasting time. Even when sleep-deprivation has left me dizzy and hallucinating floating veins, if I'm not active, I'm being lazy. And I haven't been told this by anyone. It's one thing when you're being constantly harassed by others for things you can't control, but it's another when you're doing it to yourself and knowing about it just fuels it. I've managed to turn not giving up into a form of punishment because I haven't done anything to earn a break, and because I never will, I'm selfish for trying to let go.


It makes me sad that I can't get a pet fox where I live.


Semaj said:
It makes me sad that I can't get a pet fox where I live.

Foxes aren't made to be domesticated. Unlike other domestic animals, once domesticated, Foxes cannot live on their own. Domestic cats and dogs have essentially evolved to live in human environments, rodents can scavenge, but some, like foxes and squirrels, lose any instinct to forage their own food and don't normally think to scavenge.


Furrin_Gok said:
Foxes aren't made to be domesticated. Unlike other domestic animals, once domesticated, Foxes cannot live on their own. Domestic cats and dogs have essentially evolved to live in human environments, rodents can scavenge, but some, like foxes and squirrels, lose any instinct to forage their own food and don't normally think to scavenge.

Can you elaborate on this claim that "Unlike other domestic animals, once domesticated, Foxes cannot live on their own."

Indoor cats tend to get hit by cars when they run away. You seem to be saying that nature rather than nurture would cause certain domesticated animals to survive better as urban strays. Domesticated foxes have dog-like behaviors and specific gene differences from normal foxes that would help them to adapt to human presence. But this happened over decades and more than 10 generations of selective breeding in Russia. Picking up a wild baby fox and bottle raising it is not the same as domestication.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_fox_(animal)#Domestication

Here's a channel with a fox owner

A fraction of Moscow's stray dogs use the subway system


Furrin_Gok said:

...okay? I wouldn't abandon it, so it wouldn't need to live on its own. While I do appreciate the concern, I've done the proper research myself. I was just saying it makes me sad that I can't have one. I also don't understand when you say that they aren't made to be domesticated. I'm pretty sure no animals were made to be that way.


Lance_Armstrong said:
a bunch of helpful stuff"

Yeah I watch that channel as well as a few others, and although they can be touchy sometimes; it seems like they can also make really good companions too.


I would prefer a pet maggie (aussie ones, not american or eurasian ones). Much easier to manage, intelligent, they sing songs and I can sic 'em on people I don't like.


BlueDingo said:
I would prefer a pet maggie

Long time ago I remember reading about people who actually kept crow family birds for pets. Like indoors and stuff. Honestly it was among the most WTF things I've ever read. They are really not made to be confined in any reasonable amount of space, and they are destructive way beyond their size.

OTOH, a tame free-living one is kinda doable with crows.


@bluedingo, hslugs: here's an interesting pet.

Say hello to Mumble. the chicken born without eyes.


hslugs said:
Long time ago I remember reading about people who actually kept crow family birds for pets. Like indoor and stuff. Honestly it was among the most WTF things I've ever read. They are really not made to be confined in any reasonable amount of space, and they are destructive way beyond their size.

OTOH, a tame free-living one is kinda doable with crows.

That's why you start with a very big cage. About 150m3 should be enough.

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hslugs said:
Long time ago I remember reading about people who actually kept crow family birds for pets. Like indoors and stuff. Honestly it was among the most WTF things I've ever read. They are really not made to be confined in any reasonable amount of space, and they are destructive way beyond their size.

Destructive how? Mine never got into any trouble at all, and he had a free reign of the whole house for 17 years.


Genjar said:
Destructive how?

Droppings on anything it can fly over or next to, tearing down wallpaper for its own amusement, and moving or hiding any loose objects it could pick if I recall correctly.

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hslugs said:
Droppings on anything it can fly over or next to, tearing down wallpaper for its own amusement, and moving or hiding any loose objects it could pick if I recall correctly.

Droppings weren't a problem, they were always in the same places. Mostly around the perches. Nothing that couldn't be solved with some strategically placed newspapers. And I can't say anything for sure about wallpaper ripping, because we had wood paneling. But he never vandalized any books or magazines.

As for hiding objects, yes, I can see that being problematic. Though as long as he had plenty of toys to play with (such as Duplo blocks), he didn't show much interest in plain human objects.


treos said:
@bluedingo, hslugs: here's an interesting pet.

Say hello to Mumble. the chicken born without eyes.

That's adorable


Genjar said:
Though as long as he had plenty of toys to play with (such as Duplo blocks)

Did he ever build anything?


That I have to beg people for commissions while artists who are ten times worse artists than I've ever been in my entire life make small fortunes every damn month.

It's worse when I actually need the money. Makes me feel like crying.


InannaEloah said:
That I have to beg people for commissions while artists who are ten times worse artists than I've ever been in my entire life make small fortunes every damn month.

Considering much of your content features dragons getting raped and murdered, this doesn't surprise me much.


Clawdragons said:
Yeah, but it seems like they won't display at a score less than zero - if you go to an Admin's account, you can find posts with a lower score, but then if you go to the post itself it will display as zero but no lower.

Actually you can still see the real score, however you have to up or downvote the post in order to do so. It's a temporary show and I only know this because I recently voted on one of NMNY's comments and found it had a -500 something, iirc.

Yeah, it's on this post https://e926.net/post/show/378180. NMNY's post there currently has -573. It's kinda great, even if the post itself can't be downvoted into oblivion.


AnotherDay said:
Yeah, it's on this post https://e926.net/post/show/378180. NMNY's post there currently has -573. It's kinda great, even if the post itself can't be downvoted into oblivion.

I bet the site's server gets sad whenever somebody links that image.


BlueDingo said:
Considering much of your content features dragons getting raped and murdered, this doesn't surprise me much.

^

That, right there. Inanna Eloah does a ton of SUPER niche content that a lot of people simply don't like. When that's the stuff most people see of you, regardless of your skill or talent, then that's what they associate you with, and most people /don't/ want to pay for that sort of stuff.

I mean, just like at Whitekitten, for instance. Hardly /anyone/ is funding their Paetreon, so the only way they're pumping out the art they love is through super expensive artists that are willing to draw it, their own talent, and their own money, they've already admitted to spending /tens of thousands/ of dollars on what they like in a 8 year period.

So you either try to target people that are into the stuff you are whom also have tons of money, or you start shifting your "look" online to be more in line with what a larger majority of people would want to commission, it's really advertising 101. Your target audience is too small and unwilling or incapable of paying, so you need to either re-target or broaden your audience.