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so close [Jan. 28th, 2008|04:39 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

"Whatcha doin'?"
"Eating a muffin, drinking a latte, and typing on the PowerBook at a coffee shop. I am a cliche."
"There are worse cliches to embody! And you're making code happen!"
"Well. I'm making wiki happen, with the hope that one day it might lead to someone making code happen someday."
"It should!"
"I want a more direct way of changing lives."
"Yes."
"..."
"What sorts of changes would you like to make?"
"I want to make people happy!"
"That's the biggest, most important problem."
"Yeah. If it's possible. Maybe the best we can do is help other people make themselves happy."
"Yeah, I think that's the right idea. But we can lower the barriers, and the activation-energy, to happiness. We can be happiness catalysts! We can make nice environments for people to be in."
"Yeah, we can. And we can ask people what they need. Or figure out what they need that they're not mentioning."
"..."
"But I should probably finish writing this wiki page."
"But we're so close to solving all problems forever!"

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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2008-01-29 12:53 am (UTC)
happiness = (reality / expectations)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-01-29 02:35 am (UTC)
Which side of that equation does "depression" appear on?
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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2008-01-29 02:42 am (UTC)
I believe it would be
((reality/expectations)^infatuation?)/(depression/self?-medication)

or something like that. I can't expand it much further without needing a better editor for equations.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2008-01-29 01:39 am (UTC)
I fucking hate to read conversations that don't have the participants' names, because I can't at all keep track of which person is speaking, and have to count from the top. Just sayin'.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2008-01-29 01:44 am (UTC)
I also read the alternating lines out loud in two different voices, low- and high-pitched, in order to have a clue which person is speaking. This is necessary whenever there are more than four lines.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-01-29 02:37 am (UTC)
Did you figure out which two people were speaking? Did it matter?
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2008-01-29 04:17 am (UTC)
Neither of them have particularly deep, booming voices (or little squeaky ones) is the issue...
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-01-30 12:21 am (UTC)
We can rectify that.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2008-01-30 03:47 am (UTC)
*laughs, hugs!*

... that's terrifying :)
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2008-01-31 01:38 am (UTC)
No, it doesn't matter WHICH TWO people are speaking. They could be named "A" and "G" for all I care. But it DOES matter who is talking in which turn. See, I lose track of which person is talking when and who is answering who. By the time I get to the end, I have it backwards and the wrong person is writing the wiki page. I really need the character names in order to read a conversation. :/
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-01-31 01:55 am (UTC)

n choose 2

Oof, sorry! Important distinction.

However! I respectfully submit that it doesn't matter who is talking in which turn, either. Because we're all intertwined!

Edited at 2008-01-31 02:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-01-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, your job is awesome.

It's one reason I like writing songs, too.
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