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Author Topic: How has everyone been?  (Read 1219 times)

Paul Keith

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How has everyone been?
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:17 PM »
Haven't been following anyone here in years but I think AppApp is in the big leagues now. (Could no longer find the old Cranial Soup blog articles)

Not sure about tomos, 40hz, mouser and IainB and every other DC members I rarely converse with but may have used their software like skwire.


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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 09:36 PM »
@Paul Keith: Eyebinallrightmon. Howubin?
EDIT: Corrected spellin: Eyebinallritemon. Howubin?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2018, 08:54 AM by IainB »

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Rough but kicking. Had to unearth some old posts of mine for this thread:

https://www.reddit.c..._for_japans/e6qwxht/

So I thought I'd check in with everyone.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 06:58 AM »
Are there many hikikomoris in here? Wow, guess I fit in then.  8)

Been one for 2 years. I remember watching Welcome to the NHK in my early adolescence and wondering if it would happen to me.

Not that I worry about it. Given the race to the bottom that goes on, it is only to be expected that some people will opt out.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 07:06 AM »
Well I'm the only person I know of that associated with the term in this forum back when I was active but not many Hikkis are active online posters. Even I mostly have tons of posts cause of GOE and my ignorance of software concepts and found a home here in DC.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 10:16 AM »
@Paul Keith:
Sorry, but I don't quite follow. I'm a bit confuzzled over this whole hikikomori thing.
What exactly are the criteria to be met before one can be said to be "hikikomori"? Are you suggesting that you meet all those criteria? Is race one of the criteria? Or ethnicity?
If there aren't any such criteria, then why the heck not?

If someone doesn't necessarily meet all the criteria (whatever those criteria might be), but yet identifies themselves as being hikikomori anyway, then who are we to deny them that self-identification? Or would they be officially deemed to be masquerading as hikikomori, or appropriating the hikikomori culture? If they were - in either case - then would that be an offence punishable under any state law in any country, or perceived as an unacceptable offence against social/moral virtue?
Should such pretenders be punished?
 
Is it possible for hikikomori-like characteristics to be scientifically assessed/measured with some kind of psychometric tests - e.g. (say), like Aspergers or IQ might be measured?
Is there an official hikikomori society that only hikikomori can be members of - sort of like Asperger support groups or Mensa - where to be a member one would need to score over so many hikikomori points to qualify for membership?

If there were a pukka hikikomori group, then should new members be admitted initially as equal members, or as Novices or Associates at first and then have to work their way up by degrees to Fellows, or something?
Should these hikikomori groups be open (e.g., like LBGTQXYZ, the German National Socialist Party, or whatever), or more closed/secretive (e.g. like the Masons or the Rosicrucians, or like those people who persist in stealing the food from my marked food containers in the office fridge)?

Is being a hikikomori something that one should feel socially fortunate about (e.g., like being given a winning ticket in the lottery of life), or the opposite (e.g., like contracting leprosy, or an STD)? Is being a hikikomori determined genetically - e.g., like gender X/Y chromosomes - or is it something that one develops into or feels oneself and one's self-identity to be intrinsically and inextricably drawn towards and part of (e.g., including various religio-political ideologies or belief systems, such as (say), 7th Day Adventists, Devil Worshippers, Klingon language speakers, LBGTetc, pedasty, God's Army, Nazi/fascism, or the KKK)?

Serious questions indeed. Enquiring minds need to know, and I think we should be told.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 08:38 PM »
I'll try to address this later or in a future post IainB but I just finished listening to ContraPoints' Discord Hang Out right now and I need to rest and later I have to prepare for a 15 minute talk with Dr. Debra Soh in Patreon.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 08:20 AM »
I'll try to address this later or in a future post IainB but I just finished listening to ContraPoints' Discord Hang Out right now and I need to rest and later I have to prepare for a 15 minute talk with Dr. Debra Soh in Patreon.
Well, I'd probably do the same in your shoes, truth be told. Always take the easier option. The world ain't gonna stop spinning if we say "manyana". And getting some rest is always a good idea anyway, in these turbulent times.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 05:29 PM »
It sounds to me as severe stress followed by social phobia & anxiety.
Welcome back, Paul Keith, after 4 years! Man, you are on your own...


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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 09:18 PM »
Hey Paul!! Good to see you.

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Re: How has everyone been?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 06:06 AM »
Hi Paul !
interesting board you linked to :up:
Tom