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I'm the creator of Otakuworld.com, Jenniverse.com, the computer game Boppin', numerous online comics, novels, and tons of other wonderful things. I really love MLP:FiM.

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I am a human-shaped unicorn, and I write stories and draw pictures. My only religion is Friendship, and my only politics is Kindness. I write stories to try to comprehend the native simians that live on the planet I'm kind of stuck on. I know I'll never figure them out, but it's fun to try.

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"If you know your characters, and you know your world, then you need not fear even a thousand pages of text."

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There seems to be some new/old ideas how to grow local food, but they require some collective action related to laws (who own land, at least formally), money (setting something non-standart usually cost quite a lot, land itself might be $6000 per acre but water infra, house, etc add up quickly I think), praticing something unusual and sometimes labor-intensive (so better to have enough humans, so each one will be not overloaded and some can stay out of hard physical work for reasons of age, trauma,etc).

https://www.resilience.org/food-water/

Biggest thing I personally raised was onions (if you leave them in glass of water near sunlit window they will produce long green "arrows" you can chop into salad). So, unless there will be mass migration from my city I do not think I'll try to jump into unknown.

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Supposedly making it this way was all in the name of efficiency, but I only see exponential loss all around.

It's too easy to make the usual statement that 'At least it increases shareholder value!". Consumers want perfect fruits and vegetables. Ripe and full and unblemished and full of color. Picture perfect. So, everything is picked too soon, or bred for color and transport tolerance, and both of these result in a massive loss of vitamins and nutrients. Turns out that if you breed plants that last in a truck, and keep their color and shape without bruising, those genes cause the plant to redirect its own resources away from nutrition to appearance. Thus, our markets are full of red, perfect tomatoes that have almost no nutritional value.

In a dying world of insane apes, the only thing a being can do is work out a way to survive it all.

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*Takes some vitamins* I’m very happy to hear that you are healing ahead of schedule. I think the reason why is because your body has had a steady supply of vitamins for years so the internal allocation and allotment systems had no problem delivering as much as your construction systems could handle.

The subject of vitamin density really has me steamed. Plants and animals bred to grow faster have less vitamin density because that process takes this thing called time. The problem is that the body craves vitamins just as much as it craves a full stomach, so we over eat trying to sate the desire for vitamins and end up getting fat. It’s the worst possible interpretation of “less is more”.

Right now, that is counteracted by taking vitamins, but vitamins are made from concentrating the things that contain them, so what used to take X aches of land to provide a person with adequate Vitamin Y now takes X*Z because it’s Z times less dense. Supposedly making it this way was all in the name of efficiency, but I only see exponential loss all around.

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[...] or I really am a magical unicorn in secret.

Well, indeed positive news! Please stay unicorn! (but, well, careful one). My best wishes to your Significant Other ponies!

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Good to hear you are doing better.

Why? If you are anything like me - which you are not, because I am hella weird, but I digress - and spend most of your time indoors and behind a screen playing games or doing internet, or otherwise being inside (as opposed to constant hard labor outside with a majority of your bare skin exposed to the sun) you are not getting enough vitamin D. And, like me, you might be very inactive, sitting on your ass all day, whether at work, or at home. That's why.

So, my pitch for your health and longevity over (don't smoke, don't drink, and take supplements because our diets are shit even if we eat all vegetables and quality meat because that quality has gone down for reasons), I think it is not unreasonable that I might heal completely in less time that the charts suggest for a woman my age. Which is super good news.

This is good advice, also supplements are useful when you are on a restricted diet.

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The ghost in you, She don't fade · 12:55am March 22nd

And she don't fade
The ghost in you
She don't fade
Inside you the time moves
And she don't fade
- The Psychedelic Furs, 1984

I Had An Arm Ghost - a (possibly) infranatural tale

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