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Mindstate, p7

February 1, 2021 by Tim

So the Kickstarter is funded, we’re making some books! Do you want some books? ‘Cause we can make you some books if you want some books. Just head on over to the Kickstarter and check out the books we have. And then we’ll make them. And you can get some. Some books, I mean.

However if books aren’t your thing (no judgement) and you prefer your reading material in a complex series of 1’s and 0’s, don’t worry, we’ll have you covered there as well. We will be offering digital-only copies of these books down the road; just not as part of the Kickstarter campaign.


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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
7 months ago

Check…mate

godskook
godskook
7 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Not really. The Irish Diaspora is primarily in the US, and make up a notable part of the US population, as well as a non-trivial part of US St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. If our homeland cousins have a problem with how we celebrate our own cultural holiday, they can go f themselves.

Dodgy
Dodgy
7 months ago

Ehm how come there is a 13.5K difference between the pledged amount on the website and the actual amount on the kickstarter page? Yes, I refreshed multiple times.

Last edited 7 months ago by Dodgy
Observant
Observant
7 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Because the Kickstarter page converts it automatically to your local currency, while on this page it’s US-Dollars.

kutagh
kutagh
7 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Because the website shows it in $, while kickstarter shows a converted amount in € with a hover-over option to see actual $ amount?

Nor Treblig
Nor Treblig
7 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

The Kickstarter web page tries to convert the amount to your local currency which seems to be Euro. I.e. you are comparing USD and EUR values.

Caustic Soda
Caustic Soda
7 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

The amount displayed here is in USD. If you’re non-US, it automatically converts it to your local currency on KS.

Blue Griffin
Blue Griffin
7 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

It matches for me. 79k and change on the Kickstarter and his screen shot.

Paweł Zdanowski
Paweł Zdanowski
7 months ago

So… Winter-een-mas is 2 weeks long this year?

Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

No, Video-Game-Holiday. Eesh, keep up.

MRD
MRD
7 months ago

And the Irish thank you.

Colm
Colm
7 months ago
Reply to  MRD

Yup, until St Patrick’s Day came to America, it was a day of fasting in Ireland and the last thing people did was drink during it, I kid you not.

bz316
bz316
7 months ago
Reply to  Colm

Sounds like a waste of a good holiday….

Aeneas
Aeneas
7 months ago

Christmas and Easter 😀

raven0ak
raven0ak
7 months ago
Reply to  Aeneas

also halloween

Henchman Twenty1
Henchman Twenty1
7 months ago
Reply to  Aeneas

Christmas day was originally a Pagan holiday that was appropriated by Christians. And as Christianity overtook the Roman Empire many of the temples that had been dedicated to various Roman gods simply put up “Under New Management” signs, replaced some statues and went on as usual. Revenue is revenue after all.

Ocramot
Ocramot
7 months ago

And everything you wrote perfectly comply with the definition of “taking another culture’s holiday and doing what you want with it”. 🙂

Ron
Ron
7 months ago

This is actually not true, it is more urban myth than anything else. Christmas was picked to compete with but not overturn any other major holiday. There is a group who say this was done to overturn the festival of the sun god or something, but there is no evidence for it. Christmas was always a Christian holiday, as was Easter (though Easter does fall near a Jewish holiday due to the actual timing of events in the narrative).

croi
croi
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Don’t quote facts with people who just want to run all over anything not secular and bash on Christianity. They tend to get mad and try to prove it wrong with only conjecture, then a bunch of infuriated animals come out of the woodwork just to do the same thing while calling names.

will
will
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron

christmas was always on yule/winter solstice. its 100% to take over norse/dane belief.

Jacob
Jacob
7 months ago
Reply to  will

Just as many catholic holidays are a reskin for pagan traditions, especially in the take over through the Americas. “Your god was our Saint” and all that jazz.

Bwauder
Bwauder
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

When the Great Green Arkleseizure returns with the Great White Handkerchief, all your false gods and holidays will be wiped away as the detrious they are.

SBlack
SBlack
7 months ago
Reply to  will

Not just Norse. There was also the Roman Saturnalia, which is which was celebrating with gift giving and excessive drinking/eating. And some kind of harvest festival with feasting was very normal in early winter after all the work was done and food was plenty.

James Kite
7 months ago
Reply to  Ron

So…care to explain the relevance of the Christmas tree, Yule log for starters to Christianity…a simple link to the appropriate Bible reference will do.

Also…about that date.

As for Easter….the relevance of bunnies and eggs.

Last edited 7 months ago by James Kite
7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago

Also Luther introduced Christmas because he disliked giving gifts on ah saint’s day (St’s'(Nico)laus): “It’s better to give gifts on the holiday celebrated for day of Jesus” – thus we give gifts on both days.

Lionfire
Lionfire
7 months ago

Zeke has clearly spent too much time around Ethan…

ArdentSlacker
ArdentSlacker
7 months ago

Congratulations on making me giggle at cultural appropriation.

LeHack
7 months ago

Well how about a link then?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO23WBji_Z0

Henchman Twenty1
Henchman Twenty1
7 months ago

Yeah, but on St. Patrick’s Day EVERYBODY is Irish, so it’s all cool. And the Irish are more than happy to share. I’m half Irish, so I’m good. Fun fact: There are WAY more people of Irish heritage living in the US than there are Irish people in Ireland. Propagation is a primary ability trait.

Jbenefi1
Jbenefi1
7 months ago

But is everyone Catholic on Saint Patrick’s day?

Henchman Twenty1
Henchman Twenty1
7 months ago
Reply to  Jbenefi1

That’s crazy make believe stuff. Even Zardoz wasn’t really a god.

Heizu
Heizu
7 months ago

I fucking *love* Zeke’s keyboard pauldrons. Very samurai.

Pulse
Pulse
7 months ago

ok now hes having fun.

Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

I know; I don’t think I’ve ever seen him happier, outside of attempted murder. *sniff*

Drew
Drew
7 months ago

Hey! Who allowed Gizmo access to Irving Berlin?!? Next thing you know, he’ll be saying he’s the inspiration behind My Fair Lady!

Blue Griffin
Blue Griffin
7 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Why not? He’s got a great selection to watch or listen to.

phantompig
phantompig
7 months ago

I think someone is learning how satisfying it is to have friends.

BytePride
BytePride
7 months ago

Cinco de Mayo’s an even better one – I mean, at least St. Patrick’s Day is actually a relatively big deal in Ireland. Cinco de Mayo is like if other countries celebrated the date of the battle of Gettysburg as the quintessential American holiday.

Drew
Drew
7 months ago
Reply to  BytePride
will
will
7 months ago

i would have simply said halloween. it was dead in water in europe (mainly due to church ban) before the americans after religious freedom brought it back better.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

And all from the comfort of his (heh) bomb shelter.

Stabbmaster
Stabbmaster
7 months ago

Bad example. It was promoted to help the acceptance of the Irish, which at the time were SEVERELY looked down upon worse than any other group outside of Native Americans (yes, I’m including former slaves because the Irish were also sold as slaves in far larger numbers here in the States but they don’t even get the acknowledgment of it). It was never truly an Irish Holiday overseas, more of a day of religious observation. It gained it’s holiday status after Irish immigrants pushed for it in order to gain some foothold into mainstream society and help with assimilation. I’ll… Read more »

KillerDragon989
KillerDragon989
7 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!