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Koshka's Kingdom

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koshka 5 months ago

Added analyses of the Sisters of Mercy songs "Flood II" and "Susanne" to the Reptile House, and replaced the sidebar on the Town of ZZT with a funky custom one that better suits the section's design.

fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

Woa your Sisters of Mercy write up is incredible. And I really feel a vibe in the design that’s faintly reminiscent of the album covers and the MIDI is awesome. I was a big fan of old school goth when I was younger and used to have most of their albums on vinyl though I never did a deep exploration of lyrical content and I love all of the research you did.

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fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

Just in general, your writing is really really good, I really feel a sense of strength and coherency in the way you express yourself. Sorry to read about the loss of your friend :( I love the conversation about the ocean as a living promordial womb.

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fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

just this one seentence was a bit confusing: "I have decided to dedicate this song to my personal interpretations of some of their songs"

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koshka 5 months ago

Thank you so much for your very kind feedback! I'm very grateful both that you read it and that you liked it! Sisters of Mercy definitely has some surprisingly complicated lyrics, and I love how it feels like I'm solving a riddle trying to understand them.

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koshka 5 months ago

It's very cool that you had the vinyl versions of their albums. And here I was thinking that I was old school for still collecting CDs, lol. I'm tempted sometimes to start collecting vinyls too. Thank you for catching that typo! I meant to write "dedicate this site", but screwed up. I appreciate you catching that. I re-read most of what I write many times, but unfortunately I am abysmal at catching my own typos.

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fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

Look forward to reading more lyrical explorations. I've had Sisters songs goign through my head since last night, I love the line "like a healing hand" in This Corrosion, and that music video, so f-ing good. I got a lot of vinyl in the 90's for pennies when it wasn't cool for a while and everyone was buying CD's.

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fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

If you do switch to vinyl it will blow your mind, it's such a deeper and more soulful listening experience..

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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

I am enjoying "Flood II". and i second @fragmentandreflect regarding your comments about the ocean

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koshka 5 months ago

@fragmentandreflect Thank you! I'm glad someone else likes these lyrical explorations! I like to listen to Sisters of Mercy whenever I'm writing/drawing, or just in a melancholic mood. They're very cathartic, but also good at making you think. Trying out vinyl is definitely on my list of things to do eventually, as I've heard many other people make similiar comments about the sound quality.

I just thought you might like to know that a small bird has recently taken up residence in our fireplace (which we, thankfully, do not use.) I thought the bird was stuck at first and tried to open the door so that they could return outside via the house, but apparently s/he is capable of flying away. We left the bird some food and they have since returned after it started raining outside!
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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

hahaha. birds find the weirdest (cleverest?) places to hangout/nest

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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

maybe it's a phoenix

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koshka 5 months ago

I decided to become a "cool kid" like Cyber-Witch, Lolwut, and others, and got a custom domain name for my website. From now on, you can access Koshka's Kingdom by going to "https://koshka.love". I have absolutely NO plans of leaving Neocities, so the old URL should also continue to work.

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koshka 5 months ago

I'm glad you like it! I was honestly shocked that it hasn't been taken yet. Love and the default Russian word for "cat" seem like a natural combination...

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koshka 5 months ago

Updated the Somnium with some macabre (and goofy) new dreams I had written down from years past, and updated the old Words/Phrases I Hate article with some new additions. Also renamed the General Griping subsection of articles to Comedy/General Griping to better fit the contents and remind people to not take the articles contained therein too seriously.

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cyberwitch 5 months ago

Your "Words/Phrases That I Hate" page was very cathartic to read, LOL. Your dreams remind me of one I had not too long ago. I was trying a new doughnut place that had the best doughnuts, and I found out the owners were sacrificing people to the old gods in exchange for them. I could've saved the next victims, but instead I was like, "Just one more doughnut..."

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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

"You should smile more!" omfg. the last thing americans need is more smiling. we smile way too much.

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fragmentandreflect 5 months ago

I really enjoy reading bother people's dreams, I also have overwhelmingly strange dreams...

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koshka 5 months ago

@cyberwitch Thank you! I'm very happy you found that page cathartic. That page and most of the comedy section is me letting off steam over things that have been boiling my blood for ages, so I'm glad someone else feels the same way about some of it! That sounds like a really fun dream. It always intrigues me how we often make such seemingly odd choices in dreams. I too tend to make a lot of callous decisions in mine.

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koshka 5 months ago

@holeinmyheart I fully agree! It just feels insincere and even creepy when people are smiling for no reason. In a number of other countries such as Russia, it's expected for people (including women) to only smile when they have a good reason for doing so.

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koshka 5 months ago

@fragmentandreflect Same here! I think they're an excellent source of creativity. It's amusing what sort of stories our brain can come up with when it's haphazardly reorganising our memories and creating a chaotic quilt made up of decades worth of memories in the process.

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lolwut 5 months ago

I'm delighted to see additions to the "Words/Phrases That I Hate" page -- it's one of my favorites on your site. Being a 2000s nostalgic, I especially dislike the "embrace change, change is inevitable" phrase, for obvious reasons, and it's irritating to think about how much combined time I've lost over the years partaking in the socially obligatory "How are you?" ritual at the beginning of conversations.

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koshka 5 months ago

@lolwut I'm glad you liked the page! I'm not as much of a fan of it anymore as I honestly haphazardly wrote it while drunk because I put far less effort into the website into those early days, but it really needed an update either way. It vexes me how often "change is inevitable" is used as a reason for things (such as abysmal UI changes in operating systems and websites.)

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koshka 5 months ago

Yes, change is inevitable, but using it as the sole/main excuse for doing something is as absurd as murdering something and justifying it by pointing out that death is inevitable. I do not and will never understand it. But, the more I live, the more I realise what a goldmine of comedy there is in just stopping to analyse how little sense many of the things that people say actually are.

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koshka 5 months ago

Regarding the "how are you?" exchanges, I remember getting reprimanded by my father as a child for starting conversations with people by just getting straight to the point, and I still don't know what's so wrong about that. At least I'm not wasting people's time with meaningless interactions! The "how are you?" stuff is essentially equivalent to screaming "HELLO!! I CARE ABOUT YOUR WELFARE!! Anyway..." at people.

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I just wanted to make you aware that you may have made a typo on your Google Chrome page. You wrote "full of creativity, personality, and invalidism" where I think you might have meant "full of creativity, personality, and individualism." Just a thought. I do greatly agree with the sentiment of that entire page!
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shadowm00n 5 months ago

I'd like to jump on this thread too and point out that Pale Moon no longer natively supports Firefox XUL extensions. It has to be targeted at PM explicitly or else it's uninstallable. See DigDeeper's page for a link to an interesting (though terribly named) fork, Web Browser.

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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

I'd like to jump in too and say fuck technology

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thatwhitehand 5 months ago

Thanks for letting me know, I'll fix it in tonight's update. Also @shadowm00n yes you are completely correct. God I hate moonchild's choices, but I hate every other browser even more.

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shadowm00n 5 months ago

@thatwhitehand I don't know if you've seen the thread about what extensions people want to see preserved, but tobin is just as bad if not worse. Turning into a real cluster. https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26542 (see the bottom of page 4 especially)

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thatwhitehand 5 months ago

LOL. Maybe I just don't care anymore, the super laggy shill lion seems like a preferrable choice at this point.

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shadowm00n 5 months ago

I get it. I keep weighing what Luke Smith says vs digdeeper and spyware's sites and all I can conclude is that everything is terrible. If I can ever figure out how to get an ebuild going, maybe Web Browser will be the new least-bad for me.

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