Duste

33 years old
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from Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Activity

    • #WhatYearisThis

      1 year ago

      Duste

      And so I’m back, from outer space, care of a belated birthday note to Barb that had me thinking “is that old account even still there? The one I made when I was just looking for a place to experiment with my identity way back when I was too scared to face reality?” Turns out yes, yes it is. Now what in the hell am I supposed to do with it?


      Some updates for those who dont follow my twitter @mikkigorman, I quit the investigative journo job after my editor demanded I “sex up” a story about a girl who committed suicide via train just outside my childhood home (yeeeaaaaah... that’ll cause feelings) which occured a month after I came out as trans (have been living that full time since, something I could never have done without the gradual support of many of you). I then spent a year making wine, before turning to freelance queer journalism, writing a book of “based on true stories” and insulting men over the internet for money (surprisingly fun) throw in an online bookshopand some podcasts, and youve got yourself a full few years.


      Anything else to add? Um, the waffle Double Down is gross? Yeah that seems about it.

    • I tried to find a respectful image of Roger Ebert...

      6 years ago

      Duste

      ...but got lost on the way and ended up just watching the Critic instead.

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    • Actually...

      6 years ago

      Duste

      These movies are starting to make a lot of sense.
      Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they're good.
      They are not.
      Not.
      But, what I had avoided due to the presumed idiocy of the scripts (which, yes, they are) and the blatant cash-cow-milking they both represent, the two films oddly balance themselves thematically in an unintended one-two punch.
      For better or worse (for all involved), AVP is a play on Aliens' common motifs to the point that it seems life Ridley Scott later lifted shots and sequences for Prometheus (which is a horrible thought, but likely more indicative of how overused and familiar the themes of the first two Alien films have become). AVP2:Requiem follows more in the vein of Predators 2, the often forgotten sequel starring Danny Glover. In each film, one alien seems more comfortable with the kind of film presented than the other. Assuming of course that I'm not just letting my love for any available Bishop on screen, even one a few decades older, and more human, cloud my judgement.

      Wow. How sad is that?
      I should lock myself away in a closet with a bunch of Orson Welles DVDs and try to detox from this schlock.

    • With whatever indeed

      6 years ago

      Duste

      When did reading comprehension go right out the window?
      Why is it that a 23 year old would be incapable of understanding a sentence that is essentially "Yeah, I like that too, I wonder why we don't get along considering it" as literally the exact opposite?

      Is it because kids these days can't tell the difference between "would have" and the non-existent semi-idiotic "would of"? Is that a symptom of the greater inability to read?

      Or was he merely an asshole who let his own dick get in the way of his eyes?
      We shall never know. Or likely bother thinking about again.
      Via con whatever, TW.

      Oh, and if any of you know tardweasel, assure him that I do indeed smoke.
      Jesus, what a world, where I have to actually prove what goes in my lungs.
      That itself calls for a.... actually, a drink I think.
      And the crappy sequel to a crappy Paul W S Anderson film.

    • Why am I watching this god awful film?

      6 years ago

      Duste

      Why am I watching this god awful film?



      WHY AM I STILL WATCHING THIS GOD AWFUL FILM?!

    • Something about a storm

      6 years ago

      Duste

      Wine does not need an electrical plug.
      You go on ahead, I'll be just fine here.

    • Your eyes, out

      6 years ago

      Duste

      I can't seem to change my sex on this profile....


      What? It's a coding error... stop looking at me that way...

    • Bought a sponsoship...

      6 years ago

      Duste

      Because I'm tired of RT ads trying to sell me body armour.
      Why body armour?
      I have no sweet clue.
      None of those vests match my shoes at all.

    • This Christmas Night

      6 years ago

      Duste

      I'm going to watch Apollo Creed whoop that Ruskie from here to Moscow!

      USA!
      USA!
      US.... oh....

    • Indeed

      6 years ago

      Duste

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      Wait... is "pleasant" based on a human emotional response?
      Dammit!
      "Adequate" would be more.... logical.

  • Comments (5194)

    • bigbuck1

      6 years ago

      You described your self in the most accurate way ever. I'm not joking about that.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        And what do you know, I just finished. You're not longer required. Have a good one.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        It does. You also assume you're what's taking my attention. You are the commercial used to break up what I'm otherwise doing on RT at the moment. I'm using you to help me time something.

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        I'm NOT saying it takes effort I thought it bored you to talk to me.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        A) Because it's easy. You assume this takes effort. It does not.
        B) this isn't arguing, as you're not countering, or capable of countering, anything I'm saying.

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        Hey why are you arguing with me when you said I wasn't worth your time?

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Your*. Not You Are.

        My opinion doesn't matter to you, as demonstrated by the fact that you clearly didn't understand anything I said in the last thread As for having to ask, either learn how to ask better questions, or how to ask without asking. My profession is journalist, so asking questions is, especially, my forte.

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        A lot of the time I ask you for YOU'RE opinion so I haft to ask you because I'm not a mind reader.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Of course it is. First, consider if the question has already been addressed. Next, consider if the question may seem silly or self evident to others, and try to figure out how. Finally, consider the opposite of the question, look for your own answer by seeking out its reverse. If a question passes all of this, plus a quick google check, you're likely in the clear.

        Any more excuses?

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        Well if I'm asking it on the internet it is not as easy to tell if a question sounds stupid.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        On the most powerful tool for knowledge and information in history? Yes dammit.

        So you claim that, as the asker, you are incapable of judging the intellectual capacity of a question?

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        Hey I just asked you a question. I didn't know they sounded dumb. Also this is the internet do you really expect people to have the smartest thing to post or say?

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Why do you keep asking really dumb questions? Why do you keep posting really dumb replies?

      • bigbuck1

        6 years ago

        What do you mean by that?

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        I wouldn't expect you to be joking. It takes a wit you've not proven yourself to have.

    • keroack

      6 years ago

      You seem pretty informed about Canadian politics and generally have well structured opinions. Any idea on the actual student strike in Québec? It's hard to know what the rest of the Canada thinks when you're in the middle of it c:

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        While I respect their determination and spirit... I often wish English Canada would show have the moxie they have over the littlest things they deem important.... a raise of $70 a year in tuition would be a major victory to the students of the school I went to.

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      6 years ago

      You are awesome to have around!

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        My horrible secret, revealed!

        Cheers! smiley0.gif

    • Bobomcgraw

      6 years ago

      If there is one thing I have realised about insults it is that they tell you more about the insulter than the insultee. When you take that into account I think you find that our little spat in the female equality thread tells us that we have at least one thing in common, we both respect intelligence. So I would like to apologise for insulting yours. Whatever issues I have with, you your intelligence is not one of them.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        No worries man, and to you as well. The internet, they say, does this to men... they go in civilized... they come out... something...else...

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      7 years ago

      Welcome back to the land of the living.

      • Duste

        7 years ago

        Thank you, it is good to be back, and not a-rotting.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Chickens having butt-sex.
      Disturbingly imaginable, but I don't really want to know.

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      8 years ago

      I didn't ban anyone. I haven't heard a word of your troubles, mostly because you haven't breathed a word of them to me.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      TBH, I leave people keeping in touch with me up to them. I still have Twitter and have a cell phone. I believe that people should always be in contact, but if they don't want to, to each their own. I'm all for not existing globally, but still need to talk to people because I genuinely care about them.

      IDK if you have a Twitter, but here mine.
      Twitter

      If you wish to have my digits, just PM me. Always willing to have friends to confuse.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Well if you can't enjoy being on here due to unpreventable circumstances then more power to you. I'd hate you see you leave because of something such as this, but what is, is.
      Hell, I deleted my Facebook because I was pissed off at what it had become. (I know, not really relative) This site however was/is very hard to leave because of who I've met and how I met them. Hell, I only talked/passed out with you for a short few minutes(maybe an hour), but it was awesome.

      To sum this up: I love you. :D

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Whoa, whoa.....awesome.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      I distinctly remember wanting WAFFLES at a pancake place. All I remember really is screaming this down the street.

    • Vicki

      8 years ago

      I ACCEPT ROSES AND SHOE STORES

      Also, visits and hugs. smiley12.gif

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      For the record, you are super hot.

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      8 years ago

      You calling in or what?

    • swooper74

      8 years ago

      I applied as an editor, if I get in, I'll see if there's any actual money in it, maybe they want an East Coast Correspondent.

    • swooper74

      8 years ago

      chances are you'd be making only slightly more than a HuffPo contributer out here, so there's that too.

    • kickcows GREEN IS THE BEST

      8 years ago

      Not an RFR, I promise.

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      I can't believe we're not friends. Wut.

    • Rowen

      8 years ago

      hey, depending on whichever you hit first, there's a message on facebook regarding something kiiinda important.

    • Rowen

      8 years ago

      let's talk on facebook if that's cool. i'll send you a message~

    • Rowen

      8 years ago

      hey brah, ready to start soon, maybe even today?

    • Rowen

      8 years ago

      I'm certainly interested and have the time.


      you still interested, brah?

    • amber

      8 years ago

      aww yay. so glad it made it's way to you :)
      as for something in return, don't be silly, a letter will suffice, no need for a book, especially with postage rates to Australia and your current job situation! the thought was super gorgeous lovely though!! <3

      <3

    • even_red

      8 years ago

      I saw your new Bloke post. Fascinating take on an interesting show. (Sorry I waited so long to read and comment. I've been tied up with fashion week).

    • amber

      8 years ago

      hey dustebby, did you get my card from australia land? <3

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      8 years ago

      :O

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      8 years ago

      Hey man, remember that charity idea we wanted to set up?

    • little_chief

      8 years ago

      His hair didn't move the entire time, it was almost disturbing.

      You are right about White Noise though, however I convinced myself it was only kids with German names that were like that.

    • little_chief

      8 years ago

      Going completely off topic something happened ages ago that will make you laugh.

      I met this douch last spring. I had the chance to ask him a question face to face.

      Question:

      So what's Rick Mercer like in person? Isn't it cute how he's married to his producer?

      Answer:

      Uhm yeah, he's a very funny guy.



    • little_chief

      8 years ago

      Amazon is usually my first choice when I can't find his stuff. I ordered Gravity's Rainbow from there. It was free shipping when you order more than 40 dollars worth or something like that so I also got Dan Delillo's White Noise(Which I strongly recommend if you haven't read it already), and the Crying of Lot 49.

      Chapters is really bizarre about him though. They had an illustrated version of Gravity's Rainbow for like $35, and nothing else.

      You'll also pleased to know that I've now got every single one of Kurt Vonnegut's books, including the unpublished stories that came out recently. Such an amazing man.

    • little_chief

      8 years ago

      Do you like Thomas Pynchon as much as I do?

    • steph

      8 years ago

      just stopped by to say hey bby smiley12.gif

    • swooper74

      8 years ago

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    • dizzyblinker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Loud person

      8 years ago

      So, I thought about you the other day. Watched a George Watsky video on youtube and he mentioned virgins and Starfox Took me a minute to wonder why I thought of someone and not the game. Now I remember why. Anywho, hi! smiley1.gif

    • film_geek

      8 years ago

      Well done.

    • film_geek

      8 years ago

      Damnit post in the dark knight rises thread, I wish to hear your thoughts on the villains.

    • Paris

      8 years ago

      Very excited about Mugler.

    • HorrorHero

      8 years ago

      happy FU day!

    • boomstickboy

      8 years ago

      Congrats on the FU sir. Well deserved.

    • Andy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Editor n' Junk

      8 years ago

      good job on being FU

    • Orion255

      8 years ago

      Dude, you're from Halifax? I'm from Bedford!

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      You've been f'ed smiley0.gif

    • dyskordian

      8 years ago

      FU man!

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      8 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      Well, of course I meant man-swooning. Which really just looks like this:

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    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      The idea of us gender bended to the nines running a muck on the town makes me all sorts of swoony.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      8 years ago

      GARGLGFHLBGH.

      the internet hates me.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      8 years ago

      AUGHABLGHAFDHD.

      I will have to kill the internet.

      Or something.

      otter.in.the.water@gmail.com

      Just in case.

    • 1984

      8 years ago

      Revel in the aged stupidity, like wine it gets better (worse?) as the years go by.

    • 1984

      8 years ago

      So....I'm doing some research for a term paper on the midterm congressional election in Florida's 24th and whose youtube channel do I stumble across but BigGator's

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      8 years ago

      I c wat u did thar. smiley8.gif

      Also: title = The Grudge? Japanese version will fuck one's day.

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