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2012-04-21 12:04:48 AM  
My personal motto to live my life by is

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Been much much happier ever since.
 
2012-04-21 12:10:30 AM  

foxyshadis: rickycal78: miss diminutive: Dr Ramachandran is well known for studying the more bizarre area's of the human mind. He previously explored synaesthesia, an strange condition in which people's senses become intermingled.

Some people can taste words. Others can hear colours and feel sounds. It affects millions all around the world.

I bet the word 'moist' tastes as bad as it sounds.

Not sure why moist sounds like it would taste bad. Moist turkey, moist cake, moist pussy, moist cookie. All delectable and tasty goodness.

Synaesthesia isn't word association; each sound/syllable has its own unique flavor or color, so each word is essentially a random mix of sensations. Since synesthetes aren't exactly taught to associate specific sounds with the sensations they experience from a young age, there's no consistency in experience: "Moist" might be a purple orange fade to one person and cranberry cat piss to another.


When I was young scents used to have colour. I can remember that the smell of chocolate was maroon and the smell of gasoline was a bright metallic orange and the scent of apples was a dark blue. I used to think everyone experienced scent that way. When I was about 7 years old it started fading away. I think gasoline was about the last scent to lose its colour.
 
2012-04-21 12:23:58 AM  

LovingTeacher: doglover: DrMcNinja: I remember one time reading some article hypothesizing on the possibilities for Smurf reproduction. One of them seemed along these lines. That baseline they are genderless, but when the time comes for reproduction, they will sprout the reproductive organs of the opposite sex for whichever Smurf happens to be nearby and they could thereby mate with it. I think other explored options were similar to budding and Papa Smurf being the literal father of every Smurf.

They're sentient fungus. They sprout from spores. Under Smurfette's "dress" is a network of gills that, once she's mature, will release a new crop of spores and she'll root down and become one of those houses they live in while a fairy circle of new smurfs pop up. The "males" taste like truffles, hence Gargamel's constant attempts to eat them.

Except that smurfette is a creation of Gargamel in a failed attempt to trap the male smurfs which already existed. I vote for budding from Papa smurf, although this is never seen. It is also possible that as each new smurf mushroom house grows the resident smurf grows inside it as a part of the mushroom and later breaks off of the house. This could be an evolutionary gambit by the mushroom houses to provide little protectors for themselves.


Explain Papa Smurf's beard.

Hair growth isn't exactly a well-known fungal trait. Unless that's not hair, but something that merely looks like hair.


Here's my theory on Smurf reproduction:

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2012-04-21 12:42:19 AM  
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"Where has this thread been all my life?"
 
2012-04-21 12:52:30 AM  
mental illness from an ONLINE bi community, Who would have guessed it?
 
2012-04-21 1:00:31 AM  

ZeroCorpse: LovingTeacher: doglover: DrMcNinja: I remember one time reading some article hypothesizing on the possibilities for Smurf reproduction. One of them seemed along these lines. That baseline they are genderless, but when the time comes for reproduction, they will sprout the reproductive organs of the opposite sex for whichever Smurf happens to be nearby and they could thereby mate with it. I think other explored options were similar to budding and Papa Smurf being the literal father of every Smurf.

They're sentient fungus. They sprout from spores. Under Smurfette's "dress" is a network of gills that, once she's mature, will release a new crop of spores and she'll root down and become one of those houses they live in while a fairy circle of new smurfs pop up. The "males" taste like truffles, hence Gargamel's constant attempts to eat them.

Except that smurfette is a creation of Gargamel in a failed attempt to trap the male smurfs which already existed. I vote for budding from Papa smurf, although this is never seen. It is also possible that as each new smurf mushroom house grows the resident smurf grows inside it as a part of the mushroom and later breaks off of the house. This could be an evolutionary gambit by the mushroom houses to provide little protectors for themselves.

Explain Papa Smurf's beard.

Hair growth isn't exactly a well-known fungal trait. Unless that's not hair, but something that merely looks like hair.


Here's my theory on Smurf reproduction:

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If you start fungi in a growth medium you get thread like hyphae that at some point in it's life cycle will turn into a fruiting body (think mushroom). many fungi don't even exist as fruiting bodies but only as threads and mold colonies. I'll stick with the evolutionary advantage of fungi creating their own little protectors just because independently active fungi make me laugh.
 
2012-04-21 1:01:37 AM  

Ghastly: My personal motto to live my life by is

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Been much much happier ever since.


I was wondering if you were going to show up or if we were going to have to page you.
 
2012-04-21 1:16:59 AM  
One word - "bollocks", oh wait, I imagined that...
 
2012-04-21 1:18:46 AM  

LovingTeacher: fruiting body


Makes me think of slime molds.

Amoeba or spores ( smurfs )
Sorocarp ( house )

...not sure about the other stages

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2012-04-21 1:27:43 AM  
You see theaetetus?
 
2012-04-21 1:35:23 AM  
Really? no one?

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2012-04-21 1:43:48 AM  

Ghastly: My personal motto to live my life by is

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Been much much happier ever since.


Yes, but all at the same time? That could make dressing difficult. Also cumbersome.
 
2012-04-21 1:46:17 AM  

doglover: DrMcNinja: ...hence Gargamel's constant attempts to eat them.


I thought he was trying to turn them into gold?
 
2012-04-21 1:57:36 AM  

ktybear: LovingTeacher: fruiting body

Makes me think of slime molds.

Amoeba or spores ( smurfs )
Sorocarp ( house )

...not sure about the other stages

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Thank you for helping me flesh out a theory I just pulled out of thin air today, it has been fun
 
2012-04-21 2:08:59 AM  
He turtled.
 
2012-04-21 2:10:04 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Ghastly: My personal motto to live my life by is

[i.chzbgr.com image 500x375]

Been much much happier ever since.

Yes, but all at the same time? That could make dressing difficult. Also cumbersome.


Well... it worked for Dean Pelton on this week's Community.

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2012-04-21 2:15:33 AM  

LovingTeacher: ktybear: LovingTeacher: fruiting body

Makes me think of slime molds.

Amoeba or spores ( smurfs )
Sorocarp ( house )

...not sure about the other stages

[www.arctic.uoguelph.ca image 350x350]

Thank you for helping me flesh out a theory I just pulled out of thin air today, it has been fun


Slime molds are awesome
Smurfs are awesome
The theory makes sense to me

:)
 
2012-04-21 2:16:12 AM  

Acharne: This article made me very annoyed with the people in it. Once again the foot gets shot out from underneath the weight of the argument on gender identity. The point is missed, the game is lost. We get people spending decades getting people to 're-examine gender roles' only to slap heavy labels on what is 'Male' and what is 'Female' behaviour, reinforcing the very farking thing they've spent years trying to combat. There is no endgame here. There is only confused people trying to confuse other so they don't have to grow into maturity. I'm not slamming transgendered people, I am slamming people who seek to re-enforce gender stereotyping and gender labels. Want an example of "distinctly female behaviour" ? Look at menstruation, pregnancy. Not how they want to comfort someone while crying, that's simply dishonest. The entire article and the subjects of the article are likely full of shiat or have been grossly misrepresented.


Actually, the thread was pretty much over by this point.
It's Friday for Farks sake, go do something fun!
 
2012-04-21 2:37:14 AM  
I would pay $20 to see a band called Phantom Genitalia play songs called My Dick Is A Ghost, and Haunted Vagina

As I reflect on this possibility, I don't even care about genre. Country-Jazz fusion? Sure, still there.
 
2012-04-21 2:40:12 AM  
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2012-04-21 3:22:06 AM  

miss diminutive: Dr Ramachandran is well known for studying the more bizarre area's of the human mind. He previously explored synaesthesia, an strange condition in which people's senses become intermingled.

Some people can taste words. Others can hear colours and feel sounds. It affects millions all around the world.

I bet the word 'moist' tastes as bad as it sounds.


I'm assuming you're a straight female?

Because simply moist is a far notch better than musty, pissy, or ass-cracky.

phlegmmo: "It's nothing, really."
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If not for the words, meh. With those specific words....PRICELESS!

Well done Sir, well done!
 
2012-04-21 4:53:50 AM  
"Phantom Genitalia"

Sounds like a bad band name or a fantastic idea for a Photoshop competition!

Get crackin'!!!

/moist
 
2012-04-21 9:16:25 AM  
Y'all need to check out the Bugatti Veyron in my driveway.
 
2012-04-21 9:51:39 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Like when a repooplican gets drafted and his vag starts hurting?


Or like when a dumpocrat gets drafted and moves to Canada?

See, we can do this all day. No reason to turn a gender role thread political.
 
2012-04-21 9:54:31 AM  

Oznog: [www.zug.com image 450x600]

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR GENITALIA??

Oh god my... your...!


Show me
Link
 
2012-04-21 12:19:53 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I don't have much in the way of fancy learnin' but bullsh*t.


I agree. Most of what you have is bullshiat.
 
2012-04-21 12:22:03 PM  

Propain_az: what a farking pile of bullshiat.


I agree. Propain_az is a farking pile of bullshiat.
 
2012-04-21 12:32:16 PM  

Acharne: . Want an example of "distinctly female behaviour" ? Look at menstruation, pregnancy. Not how they want to comfort someone while crying, that's simply dishonest. The entire article and the subjects of the article are likely full of shiat or have been grossly misrepresented.


I think you're trying too hard to be open-minded. There is a lot of science that shows that "typical" gender behaviors are closely related to hormone and brain chemical levels. You really will want to fight more when you have high testosterone, and you really will cry more when you have high/fluctuating estrogen. In terms of trust, bonding, wanting to cuddle, empathy, things like oxytocin have strong effects. You've also got also sorts of other effects from adrenaline, dopamine, prolactin, etc. which are all interrelated with sex hormones.

I think it is fair to characterize behaviors that are typical of people with typical gender-related hormone profiles as more "male" or "female" behavior.

I suspect that the people in these studies are experiencing unusual changes in their brain functionality, probably due to underlying hormone/biochemical shifts.
 
2012-04-21 1:06:15 PM  

cyberspacedout: Is this anything like phantom limb syndrome? There are amputees who feel as if their limbs are still in place. I've also heard of a rare condition where people have a maddening sense that they shouldn't have certain body parts or limbs.

Or could it be like when a prospective transsexual feels like a man trapped in a woman's body, or vice versa?


As the researcher in TFA says, there's more we don't know than we do. Gender science is still fairly nascent, and continues to suffer from aggressive resistance due to deeply entrenched cultural assumptions.

If I were to hazard a guess, including the assumption (as the researcher also cautions) that there may be other causes, I wouldn't liken it closely to phantom limb syndrome. The latter occurs in various forms. One involves additional appendages that practically no one has (third hand or arm is common); a more common form involves the brain's latency in remapping its sense of one's body after a limb has been lost. In both cases, the phantom limb is quite specific and discrete, rather than affecting perception of more than one area of the body.

I think it could well be more similar to traditionally defined gender identity syndrome, and more specifically gender dysphoria, in that it seems to invoke a close (and possibly neurological) connection between gender identity and perception of one's own body. Traditionally described gender dysphorics (and here I'm only paraphrasing from memory of what I've been told, not any formal schooling in the subject) may feel that their existing morphology is 'wrong,' specifically in respect to generally recognised sex markers such as genitalia. That there seems to be strong correlation between GIS and GD has long been held as evidence that GD is symptomatic of GIS, and many GD patients who later go on to have sexual reassignment surgery report abatement of GD symptoms -- that is, they no longer feel that they're body is 'wrong'.

To the extent that current understanding of GIS and GD is valid, it seems reasonable to me that the syndrome described in TFA would be consistent, and at least for some 'phantom genitalia' patients probably does indicate GIS.

A very big problem in discussing this, even in clinical circles, is that a great deal of the conceptual approach to such issues rests very heavily on longstanding and often deeply entrenched cultural assumptions about fundamental definitions of the concepts involved. Together with readily apparent public and personal discomfort with this and related subject matter, as well as (probably related) deep-seated biases, it will take even longer for the public to grasp and appreciate even what little science has sorted out so far.
 
2012-04-21 1:10:10 PM  

Heist: cyberspacedout: Is this anything like phantom limb syndrome? There are amputees who feel as if their limbs are still in place. I've also heard of a rare condition where people have a maddening sense that they shouldn't have certain body parts or limbs.

Or could it be like when a prospective transsexual feels like a man trapped in a woman's body, or vice versa?

Most transgendered and transsexual people have felt the wrong gender/sex all their life, or at least since puberty. While there are "ex-trans" people like there are "ex-gay" people, I would wager that, just like the ex-gays, thats more due to living in a religiously oppressive society than being "cured". There aren't any credible studies suggesting that people flip genders on a regular basis.


Not yet, anyway. And maybe there never will be. But it's far too early in this field's history to lay wagers on what we'll eventually figure out about all this. Your wager about ex-trans might also be correct, but it's by no means certain.
 
2012-04-21 1:29:49 PM  

Propain_az: what a farking pile of bullshiat.


Because we all know how binary, predictable and reliable Nature is.
 
2012-04-21 1:30:29 PM  

Lone Stranger: Ignored "Lone Stranger". If you want to completely hide ignored user comments, change the "Show header of ignored comments" option in your user profile.


Why did you post that guy's photo above the description of yourself?
 
2012-04-21 1:36:44 PM  

MayContainHorseGluten: Heh, just read about something like this the other day.

Apparently, those who lose their genitals through an accident, for necessary surgery, etc, do feel "phantom" genitals the same way we feel phantom limbs when we lose a limb.

Except, in those who get gender reassignment surgery. Those who never felt "male" in the first place don't end up with a phantom penis, ever. Not even if they lose their penis though an accident rather than sex change operations.

Neat eh?


If true, that would seem to me consistent with a theory that native phantom genitalia syndrome is at least sometimes symptomatic of GIS.
 
2012-04-21 1:40:19 PM  

ZombiesYall: Relatively Obscure: miss diminutive: Dr Ramachandran is well known for studying the more bizarre area's of the human mind. He previously explored synaesthesia, an strange condition in which people's senses become intermingled.

Some people can taste words. Others can hear colours and feel sounds. It affects millions all around the world.

I bet the word 'moist' tastes as bad as it sounds.

It is freakin' bizarre to me how many people seem to have an aversion to that word. It doesn't make any sense to me.

In my case I immediately developed an aversion to the word "moist" the moment I heard Eddie Murphy say that Mike Douglas made him moist, while Eddie was dressed as his own grandmother in that first movie where he was playing every character at the dinner table. Ew.


It somehow doesn't surprise me that your life could be changed by an Eddie Murphy movie.
 
2012-04-21 1:45:42 PM  

apachevoyeur: Really? no one?

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Yeah, really. Would you like to guess why?
 
2012-04-21 1:49:24 PM  

ArmednHammered: It's Friday for Farks sake, go do something fun!


I put you on Ignore, for being boring and useless. Does that count?

/Oh, wait, I guess I'll miss your witty retort now. ::sigh:: I guess I'll just have to learn to live with my fateful decision.
 
2012-04-21 3:14:12 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: ZombiesYall: Relatively Obscure: miss diminutive: Dr Ramachandran is well known for studying the more bizarre area's of the human mind. He previously explored synaesthesia, an strange condition in which people's senses become intermingled.

Some people can taste words. Others can hear colours and feel sounds. It affects millions all around the world.

I bet the word 'moist' tastes as bad as it sounds.

It is freakin' bizarre to me how many people seem to have an aversion to that word. It doesn't make any sense to me.

In my case I immediately developed an aversion to the word "moist" the moment I heard Eddie Murphy say that Mike Douglas made him moist, while Eddie was dressed as his own grandmother in that first movie where he was playing every character at the dinner table. Ew.

It somehow doesn't surprise me that your life could be changed by an Eddie Murphy movie.


Stung, I bit my lip and turned away.
 
2012-04-21 3:43:49 PM  
foxyshadis:
My lady is strongly of the opinion that bi is shorthand for slut, and they'll screw anything willing. i>

Well statistically as a group(which means nothing at the individual level) Bisexuals are sluts, the HIV rates for Bisexuals is higher in comparison to Gay men than Gay men are in realation to Strait men and women, and its not because gay men are that low, its because bisexuals are that damned high.
 
2012-04-21 5:27:31 PM  
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2012-04-21 6:53:24 PM  

jabelar: Acharne: . Want an example of "distinctly female behaviour" ? Look at menstruation, pregnancy. Not how they want to comfort someone while crying, that's simply dishonest. The entire article and the subjects of the article are likely full of shiat or have been grossly misrepresented.

I think you're trying too hard to be open-minded. There is a lot of science that shows that "typical" gender behaviors are closely related to hormone and brain chemical levels. You really will want to fight more when you have high testosterone, and you really will cry more when you have high/fluctuating estrogen. In terms of trust, bonding, wanting to cuddle, empathy, things like oxytocin have strong effects. You've also got also sorts of other effects from adrenaline, dopamine, prolactin, etc. which are all interrelated with sex hormones.

I think it is fair to characterize behaviors that are typical of people with typical gender-related hormone profiles as more "male" or "female" behavior.

I suspect that the people in these studies are experiencing unusual changes in their brain functionality, probably due to underlying hormone/biochemical shifts.


Very good points. I do agree with the statements in the article that more 'science' is need.
 
2012-04-21 11:03:07 PM  
Heh. Bipolar and ambidextrous, so I'm getting a kick.

Nope, never woken up with a phantom dick in my life. Woken up with a real one any number of times---but always attached to a partner. That hasn't happened in way too damned long. I need to get my act together. Miss having the snuggle time.

I find it suspicious that their main sample for their "new" gender tended to consist mostly of people who were already diagnosed with a major mental illness. Especially since about 60% of bipolars are hypersexual. I'd have to wonder if these particular patients were entirely stable on their meds. And there's a whole lot of miscellaneous kink out there in the community of people with the "artistic temperament."

How stable over time is this self-identification for these particular people? Is this a lifelong feeling about themselves---or is this the flavor-of-the-month bizarre belief or kink in a lifetime of teh crazy?

A lot of us folks with bipolar are great people---but without our meds and sometimes even with them we can be...very unusual. Sometimes it's worth stepping back and asking the question, "Pardon me and no offense meant, but are you off your nut right now?" LOL
 
2012-04-22 12:50:39 AM  

LovingTeacher: Smeggy Smurf: ktybear: LovingTeacher: doglover: DrMcNinja: I remember one time reading some article hypothesizing on the possibilities for Smurf reproduction. One of them seemed along these lines. That baseline they are genderless, but when the time comes for reproduction, they will sprout the reproductive organs of the opposite sex for whichever Smurf happens to be nearby and they could thereby mate with it. I think other explored options were similar to budding and Papa Smurf being the literal father of every Smurf.

They're sentient fungus. They sprout from spores. Under Smurfette's "dress" is a network of gills that, once she's mature, will release a new crop of spores and she'll root down and become one of those houses they live in while a fairy circle of new smurfs pop up. The "males" taste like truffles, hence Gargamel's constant attempts to eat them.

Except that smurfette is a creation of Gargamel in a failed attempt to trap the male smurfs which already existed. I vote for budding from Papa smurf, although this is never seen. It is also possible that as each new smurf mushroom house grows the resident smurf grows inside it as a part of the mushroom and later breaks off of the house. This could be an evolutionary gambit by the mushroom houses to provide little protectors for themselves.

Now that makes sense. The Smurfs would be the equivalent of spores. Happy blue talking spores. And as a defense mechanism it sounds great.

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"Are you on drugs?

Asks the person who named themselves after the very creatures we are discussing.

;)


Naturally. Smurfs are the ultimate fap material and you can use them to clean up with afterwards
 
2012-04-22 1:43:12 AM  

Oldiron_79: foxyshadis:
My lady is strongly of the opinion that bi is shorthand for slut, and they'll screw anything willing. i>

Well statistically as a group(which means nothing at the individual level) Bisexuals are sluts, the HIV rates for Bisexuals is higher in comparison to Gay men than Gay men are in realation to Strait men and women, and its not because gay men are that low, its because bisexuals are that damned high.


And where might one find these statistics you speak of?
 
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