liberals be like wow its really cool how i have created this completely value neutral communication platform where people are free to say whatever they want and none of their interaction choices are constrained or encouraged by any of our inherent design mechanisms in any way, i love making tons of money and not being seen as responsible for the culture i foster in any way, thats just human nature babey!
@iarna I'm willing to look at semantics for that. See if they're used differently
And also false negatives. we name people after all kinds of things, places and objects both.
@iarna Yeah, though that has lots of false positives. The problem is interestingly hard!
@PeteBleackley Apparently I've missed that the keyword in searching this is 'literature' not 'fiction', so I've found http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/pdf/1130_Paper.pdf and http://aclweb.org/anthology/D15-1088 and http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~delson/pubs/ACL2010-ElsonDamesMcKeown.pdf
@PeteBleackley Compiling a dramatis personae first, but also starting to build the connections between characters, so both!
@SouthernGothHick Right!? I mean, we have those too. But sometimes loitering where people go is the thing we want.
@SouthernGothHick Hah. And Japan and China and ...
It might be a symptom of 'culture where survival isn't at stake every minute, and grocery stores exist'
@SouthernGothHick Some of the first people I ran into in Hungary were bored teens in a grocery store.
https://twitter.com/Gaydarade/status/1101642984645365761 might be the best story I've read in a while
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Me at 22: I want to organize to change the world! Most people are high functioning and good. So as long as we exclude the handful of problematic bad apples, we can do this thing!
*ten exhausting years later*
Me at 32: Basically everyone is traumatized and damaged, and we desperately need spaces and structures geared towards healing, personal growth, and redemption if we're ever going to hope to have the critical mass to make it happen.
@mrszee Relatedly, https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/if-you-ever-hurt-my-daughter-i-swear-to-god-ill-let-her-navigate-her-own-emotional-growth crossed my browser this morning and it felt so apt to that sort of thing.
And to be honest, real high quality opportunities to fail and then learn are in increasingly short supply.
@mrszee I think about this so much, for me, my friends, and now watching the next generation grow up.
Writing a teen transgender urban fantasy. Ask me about it.
I study natural language processing, parsing, & graph theory.
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