Showerthoughts

I used to think that films with CGI were impressive but now I'm more impressed when films don't use it.

I used to think that films with CGI were impressive but now I'm more impressed when films don't use it.

How do you know if they're not using CGI? If the CGI is really good you won't notice it.

yeah Pixar is terrible I always notice their CGI, it's like 100% of the film EVERYTIME.

Two fun CGI facts: Tron wasn't eligible for an Oscar for effects because using computer images was "cheating." And the wireframe model of the city in Snake's glider in Escape From New York was a practical effect rather than computerized or even hand-drawn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6hp8BKB24

A lot of times CGI is used and you wouldn't even know it. It's just easier to notice bad CGI

Sleeping on a car ride is the closest thing to fast traveling in real life

Sleeping on a car ride is the closest thing to fast traveling in real life

As far as I know, humans are not capable of sleeping on a plane.

What about on an airplane?

I sleep on a plane all the time. It's really annoying to wake up and find my copilot sleeping though.

Yes! Then you suddenly wake up very confused..

Being scared to end a relationship is like receiving the "are you sure you want to quit, any unsaved progress will be lost" pop up for the game of life

Being scared to end a relationship is like receiving the "are you sure you want to quit, any unsaved progress will be lost" pop up for the game of life

It's worth it when you think of all the money you'll save from those micro transactions.

And then you call her up months later to reload the last save point but the data is corrupted.

Then it makes you think about where/what you saved and you can decide that you do really want to quit...

And that anything you've done can be done again, but better! You've learned so much and have gotten so much better that it isn't as hard as it was the first time, except for that heart ache - that's a bitch.

What if I told you you can be unhappy in life and it not be your partner's fault and sometimes it can be hard to sort that out.

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When the person you're dating asks "What are we?" it's like the free trial period has expired and you have to decide whether or not to get a subscription...

When the person you're dating asks "What are we?" it's like the free trial period has expired and you have to decide whether or not to get a subscription...

Showerthoughts is getting oddly existential about relationships lately...

When my boyfriend and I first started hanging out, we were in that period of not really putting a name to it for about 3 months. It wasn't until we ran into someone he knew from school who asked us, "So are you guys together?" and we both looked at each other and stammered "Uhhhh...I...uhh..." that we finally sorted it out later that night. If it wasn't for that girl we might still just be "hanging out" 12 years later!

You should call that friend up so they can ask you if you're married so that you and your bf can move to the next step..

Maybe because it's spring? Flowers are getting pollinated, bugs and animals are coming out to mate. I know I always get romantic this time of year.

Our brain is so complex that we can't understand it. But if it was less complex, we couldn't understand it either, because we would be stupid.

Our brain is so complex that we can't understand it. But if it was less complex, we couldn't understand it either, because we would be stupid.

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't." --Lyall Watson

Or maybe it isn't that complex and we're just dumb.

My favorite quote from Civ 5

Exactly, were dumb because the brain is only complex enough to work as intended without being complex enough to produce the superintelligence required to understand it.

There have been entire civilizations who would never have known that water has a solid form

There have been entire civilizations who would never have known that water has a solid form

And they'd all make fun of the one crazy guy who noted that if rain is denser than steam, and rain is colder than steam, then maybe the temperature and density are related, and if they're related, maybe there's a heavier form of water.

He was cast out for his beliefs and traveled far and finally found ice, and thought he was redeemed. Then he realized it was lighter and said "oh fuck off." and gave up on science.

Imagine all the crazy shit we don't know about

The Romans made concrete aqueducts. When the Roman civilization crumbled, we somehow managed to lose the technology of concrete for almost 500 more years...

I expected this story to end with the man trying to bring ice home only for it to melt before he could show it to anyone.

Life for a baby must just be long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme stress and confusion. But then I realised that's what my adult life is like.

Life for a baby must just be long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme stress and confusion. But then I realised that's what my adult life is like.

Doubly so, if you're an adult with a baby.

I remember when I was a kid I was on the swings at a playground. I was signing a bit too hard, and I ended up being launched from the swing set and faceplanting right into the ground. I hit the ground so hard my bottom teeth dug into the inside of my bottom lip, and tore into it. I was bleeding in my mouth for a good hour. It actually ended up leaving a scar, which I still have today.

Life like a baby is like being the main character in a Disney movie. At the weirdest times, people jump out from the household shrubbery and break out in song and dance. Then come the plushie talking animals, explaining difficult tasks like getting the snot out of your nose in high pitched voices ("does she have a booger? Yes! Yes she does! Oooh, let Crocoplushie lick it away for you, yuuum!"). And your bed is always fucking huuuuge, like the bed Belle sleeps in in Beasts castle and so forth. Also, crying gets you what you want (like food) and you hardly ever get to wear the same outfit twice.

And you get to sleep 18 hours a day. I would'nt mind being a baby....

Edit: She doesn't sleep 18 hours in one stretch, of course! She sleeps in 45 minute intervals, punctuated by bloodcurdling screams in her sleep whenever her sleep cycles. And she sleeps on the Mommatrass or not at all, yay me. Also is not a koala, the midwife reassured me. She does hang from me at all timea though, so maybe I am an eucalyptus tree in the closet.

Lol what baby do you have that sleeps 18 hours a day lucky ass.

I wish I liked other people as much as my dog does, and that my dog liked other dogs as much as I do.

I wish I liked other people as much as my dog does, and that my dog liked other dogs as much as I do.

And I wish other people liked me as much as they like my dog

And I wish other dogs liked my dog as much as they like me.

Another thing I love about my dog is that she and I can comfortably co-exist in a room (or on the same sofa haha) for hours at a time without needing to talk, or excessively touch/acknowledge each other's existence. Yet I still appreciate her being around and am comforted by it.

I wish it was this easy and comfortable to occupy same space as other people and just do our own things with occasional check ins (I think they call this parallel play in child psychology?)

I can be quite impatient with small talk.

EDIT: I love all the replies this comment has spawned, but wanted to just add that I do have a fiancé I share these quiet moments with. I actually was thinking about friends when I wrote my comment because I tend to struggle to make friends that are girls.

EDIT 2: I'm female.

And I wish OP's mom liked him as much as she does me.

Putting it on easy mode for me is just putting it on hard mode for the enemy.

Putting it on easy mode for me is just putting it on hard mode for the enemy.

That could make for an interesting game mechanic for a multiplayer game.

When you play easy mode, you get buffs and fight against players on hard mode who don't.

Fuck yeah. And the rewards are better in hard mode. I like this a lot

Give this man a Nobel piece prize

Then it should consistently hump up the rank of your hard mode enemies.

EDIT: You fucking heard me.

I often pick up an old video game really wanting to play and then get bored within minutes. It's because I don't want to play it as adult me, what I really want is to go back in time.

I often pick up an old video game really wanting to play and then get bored within minutes. It's because I don't want to play it as adult me, what I really want is to go back in time.

I bought a raspberrypi with the intention of using it as an all-in-one emulator and then realized shortly after setting everything up and playing a couple of games that I don't really care for old games anymore.

You never get to do it for the first time again.

This is depressingly deep

Part of it is that they end up being underwhelming because you get used to a lot more stimuli, and it's hard to go back

Try one of these subthreads