do people friend/ship Koishi and Kokoro? i'm just thinking like, that'd actually be really good for both of them

Kokoro can just be "understood" without having to wear masks, Koishi can be around someone who doesn't mind being mind-read

i really appreciate how touhou has characters who have experienced heinous tragedy and trauma but they've like... mostly figured their shit out and keep trying to do their own things

Touhous I Worry About But Ultimately Respect The Agency Of

1. Koishi
2. Flandre
3. Kokoro

I have escaped the compound. Will sortie via surface rail. Mission complete.

(but at what cost...? dun dun DUN DUNNNNNN)

Apple Watch: "Hey! Your heart rate is 130 bpm but as far as I can tell you're just lying in bed?? Are you okay???"

*shot of me lying in bed, camera goes grey*

WASTED

I gave someone really bad "advice" once 10 years ago (calling it "advice" is generous, I was being a dangerous tool) and I've always regretted it

You can still ask me about stuff but I'm always going to handle with care

I just wanna make something really clear

I do "joke" a lot about how my mere presence seems to "turn people trans/plural" but I don't go out of my way to try to "convert" people like that might suggest

I actually try to be very cautious about giving bad advice

anyways, plurality is kinda having a Moment right now and I'll be back on my bullshit about lesbians and magic soon enough

I keep forgetting about Hata no Kokoro, and how she's the literal, physical embodiment of "big mood"

The Goddess of Big Mood, really

anyone ever told you "premature optimization is the root of all evil"?

let me tell you a story. about computers and javascript and hitler and the soviet union.

a friend of mine just dug up some numbers and did some math for my dyscalculic ass and came up with the conclusion that just by transmitting the minified version of jquery around (not even executing it!), Planet Earth is likely using up somewhere between 7-14 billion kWh of power every year.

let's put that into some perspective.

world war two was the single deadliest conflict in human history. it killed somewhere around 80 million people, which at the time was three percent of *all humans, everywhere.* it left europe in ruins, and nowhere was the damage so intense and horrific as the Soviet Union.

the Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most famous battles of the war. two million people died there alone. in the opening salvos the entire city was flattened by nazi and soviet bombs alike. eventually the Union prevailed, at a tremendous cost.

but Stalingrad was only one of the cities flattened, only one of the battles fought as Europe burned. the devastation was so comprehensive that nearly every western nation had to rely on aid from the US, one of the only powers on either side whose economy was intact, to rebuild. (it didn't help that American wartime policy was designed more to inflict as much Nazi death and destruction as possible on the Soviets, of course).

if we add up the energy of every single explosive device detonated over the course of that terrible war, from hand grenades all the way up to the two atom bombs the US detonated over japan, slaughtering civilians en masse and turning two cities to rubble in the space of a moment, we get the figure of about 3 megatons. or in kilowatt hours, 3.4 billion, spread out across all those years of war.

compared to 7-14 billion kWh just to transmitting the same tangle of bytes around again and again. every single year.

and that's just jquery. not the cost of executing it. not the mass of other garbage javascript and analytics and social media spyware, which now often adds up to megabytes per page. not the cost of rendering or running any of that.

just to zap jquery back and forth across the internet to every computer accessing a website that uses it.

a final point of comparison, now that i have your attention: bitcoin uses up 46,000 billion kilowatt hours per year. a number which is likely to keep on growing.

draw your own conclusions about web design & software optimization.

one of us figured out that we were "we" back when we were pretty young. took many years of pain and fighting each other before ten years ago when we found the word "plural."

it's gone from a source of pain to a source of pride.

hello yes we haven't talked about it much on main but we're plural as hell and if you have questions about why you keep visiting a strange world in your head that contains people you talk to a lot then you're probably plural and you're gonna be OK

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