Profile

I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy.

I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.

Contact

AIM
DataPacRat
Facebook
DataPacRat
Foursquare
DataPacRat
Google+
DataPacRat
ICQ
647324476
MSN
datapacrat@hotmail.com
Myspace
DataPacRat
reddit
DataPacRat
Skype
DataPacRat
Steam
DataPacRat
Tumblr
DataPacRat
Twitter
DataPacRat
Xbox Live
DataPacRat
Yahoo!
gradenezh
YouTube
DataPacRat

Latest Journal

Coveting

on 8 April 2019 at 11:56:29 MDT

I'm still struggling to escape the black dog of long-term depression, and as dormant parts of my psyche are gradually reviving, some odd results arise.

For the first time in a very long time, today I found myself /wanting/ a thing. Usually, I'm quite content with what I have, and classically stoic about what I can't; after all, my life is much better than, say, a 16th-century French peasant's. But my browsing has just brought me to the two rodent Venetian masks shown at https://www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5255475917/sizes/l and at https://www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5123591774/sizes/l/ , and I can't stop my thoughts from turning back to them again and again.

Those pictures are eight years old, and those particular masks aren't listed on the store's website ( http://www.cadelsolmascherevenezia.com/en/masks/27 ); and I have neither access to a 3D printer nor the skills to turn those jpegs into a 3d-printable file; nor the social network to get in touch with anyone who could do anything of the sort.

And yet, I want.

It's been long enough since I wanted something I don't have that it feels like a new emotion to me, and I suspect I'm wallowing more in the experience-of-wanting than I actually want a mask. But hey, there are lots of worse things that could happen to me than that, so I figure it's still a win. :)

View This Journal and 0 Comments

Statistics

Joined 10 January 2013

2465
Pageviews
78
Followers
22
Favorites Given
189
Favorites Received
84
Submissions
33
Journals
686
Following

Shouts

  • Link

    Quite the elaborate profile you got there. And must say I enjoyed looking through your spacecraft designs.
    Also, thanks for the watch. :)

  • Link

    Thanks for following' me! Hope you enjoy the gallery. :)

  • Link

    Thank you so much for following me here and elsewhere :3 Hope you've enjoyed <3

  • Link

    Danke schön for the watch =)

  • Link

    Thank you very much for the watch! ♥

  • Link

    I'm very sorry for the delay, but thank you very much for the follow!!!....

  • Link

    Thanks for following me. Although, I'm a watcher at the moment. What artwork that I do have online is still on FA.

  • Link

    Hey there! Long time! I still remember RPing with you. Ping was a lot of fun. Seems ages ago now.