Tim Gruver @timgruver
Tim Gruver @timgruver
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Writer of sorts, player of games. Former scribe at ‎@leviathyn, and ‎@BagoGames' features person. Words at ‎@Filmoria, ‎@Gameranx, & ‎@Gamesradar. @UW student. Observer of life & its oddities.
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Are there any superstitions on making someone fall in love with you?  Paxton Berg
That you can coerce love at all.
What do you think about recycling?
It's better for the environment than the alternative and could be better implemented so as to be more productive than it is. But on paper it's fantastic – if only more people subscribed to such a notion as waste not want not. Funny how the crowd moves so slowly.
Is Olaf a great snowman or the greatest snowman that has ever lived? :D  Toronto Lydia
Here is Frosty playing a banjo. Your question is invalid.
Is Olaf a great snowman or the greatest snowman that has ever lived? :D
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I'm not gay but I honestly think I love my best friend. He's so gentle and everything that he does is adorable nd I was curious so I kissed him the other day. He tried to push me away but I didn't stop and he started crying. Idk what to do anymore.. we havent talked since then. What if he hates me?
If he hates you, then he's certainly not in love with you, nor you with him – not really. I'd like to believe that love exists to be reciprocated than go unrequited, but communication is key. Give him a while and talk to him again. Keep your distance should he let you know he still needs it.
The goal should be for both sides to feel safe in a friendship and the best you can do is let him know how you feel in whatever manner he's comfortable with. Know that neither of you should feel obligated to share the same feelings. Maybe the two of you can meet somewhere in the middle, or maybe you won't. At the worst, you'll know where he stands and you'll find someone who does.
And I've come to find that sexuality's a rather complicated matter. I'm liable to think that orientation should be anything as linear as what we've come to believe it is. Many of us are as "gay," "straight," "bi," or "pan" as it suits our daily purposes and dinner conversation, of course. But I'd doubt there's nothing inside us leaning different ways, if only leaning.
What freaks you out?
This
Do You Know What It Means To 'Go Dutch'?  Tanner Head
Why, you not pay'in?
Can you paint iwth al the color of downwind?
I do. And I feel a draft now.
Kneel before Zod?
No, kneel before Lex?
Kneel before Zod?
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Would you like to burn a snow man?
Would you like to burn a snow man?
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Would you ever burn a pair of pants?
Smash the pantriarcy.
How would you do on a song competition show?
How would you do on a song competition show?
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What's the weirdest item of clothing you own?
Clothes are weird?
Post a picture of the best cartoon character ever!
Post a picture of the best cartoon character ever!
What's the most interesting thing that has happened to you lately?  Toronto Lydia
A renewed sense of acceptance and optimism regarding a pleasantly busy year ahead. That and listening to more 80s music than I thought the 80s had by accident or choice.
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What is the last thing you forgot?
My hat. Darn. *runs off*
Do you sleep in the dark or with some light on?
Post a picture of your wakeup face!
Post a picture of your wakeup face!
Are you a leader or a follower?
Are you a leader or a follower?
Besides your country, which is the next best country in the world?
Narnia
Do you like Coke or Pepsi? Why?
Yes
The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that the state can force a teenager to undergo chemotherapy. (See here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/08/connecticuts-highest-court-approves-forced-chemotherapy-for-teen/?tid=sm_fb). Do you think this is a good decision?  Toronto Lydia
I find it hard to believe that there's ever any "good" decision that's ever involved chemotherapy. Speaking on behalf of extended family that's experienced it, or as much as anyone can, at best the thing's always served as the lesser of two evils – one of them being death and the other, something that falls short of it.
I'm also inclined to believe the closer you are to legal age, the more likely you already are for giving consent, as seems to be the case here. I don't know the 17-yr. old "kid" in question, but having cancer is a hard thing to live with already – being a year away from this being a headline is another.
I harbor enough distrust in the system to think it can simply swing the gavel on life-and-death matters like this when it can't even hold its own officers accountable for their actions, but it seems like there's actually a chance of good scholarship here. Cancer treatments, as they are, guarantee no such cure, to say nothing of retaining a functional life more often than not. I'd likely recommend enforcing them on a trial basis. If they should show no results, they should be ended immediately.
The treatment's viability is, of course, irrelevant compared to the intended point of these proceedings – the will of the patient. Courts and hospitals are never above inflating their own judgments over those of individuals, after all. I understand that the safeguard of an absolute legal age of consent ultimately serve the greater good of the "public interest" though, but to essentially challenge the familiar "do no harm" clause of the physicians' creed should merit nothing more than the most profound argument.
It's impossible to say how competent the teen in question here is not knowing them myself, but given their close proximity to being an adult themselves, I just don't know. I'd point any interested to a speech by a certain high school chemistry teacher on the matter:
Post a picture of your dream car!
Post a picture of your dream car!
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What do you order at Starbucks?
Justice served with a mocha on the side.
What is your favorite waste of time?
A good time spent is no waste at all –any real waste of time is always bad. Envy, depression, procrastination, Duck Dynasty, and waiting for a bus that never comes might be among the latter.
How often do you have philosophical thoughts? Do you consider yourself a deep thinker?  Toronto Lydia
We are all our own philosopher and dream unrealized. I'm not quite sure what that means, so I'll likely think on it for a bit.
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