hehehe i'm back, and i see many new faces! new and old! lot's of funny funny pals, but remember the old days? the long paragraphs of sincerity,,, my first time with bloard was around seven years ago, wow! but i can't say bloard is my home, i rarely visit, and when i do i don't stay long. the members here, bloardies if you will, pull on me like waves. pushing away and pulling back. my bones broken and my bones tickled. the laughter and enjoyment i've gotten out of this niche community is truly amazing, and yet i am inconsistent. but i trust that this site will always be here, never changing in layout or simplicity. no, i can't call bloard a home, it would be disingenuous, as i have not spent enough time. what it is to me is a constant, that is the best way I can describe it. As I and my environment have changed so much and so unpredictably, bloard has always been a constant. this, i feel, is due in a large part because of my distance. as i am inevitably interconnected with my surroundings, and by this any change in either myself or my surroundings will profoundly effect the other. so being in relationship with anything ties it profoundly to myself and in this way ties it profoundly to the naturally unpredictable impermanence of any experience. In this way, perhaps it is not the faint racism or ableism that pushes me away, but my own desire to preserve bloard as an omni temporal refuge for myself. that bloard can't be associated with a time or place or emotion or experience that would anchor it in a specific time or state of my life, because I retain my distance with it. I come and go from bloard, but it remains. a tiny piece of the internet enough detached from myself to save it from the impermanence with which I experience my life. bloard is, to me, a stagnant wave that by it's own paradoxical nature pushes and pulls me. what is it to you?
- i've been thinking about this a lot lately and i'm going to have to agree with the op. bloard.com is exactly like the tardis from that famous tv show. separate from space and time; just a temporal vessel on the internet, transporting those who enter through a vast, ever-expanding universe of different bloards; limited only in scope by the immense power and imagination of the hivemind collective. also, it looks like a toilet instead of a police box
- [quote=%E2%98%83;%2Fbloards%2Fgbs%2Ftopics%2Fbeans-back-babuys-what-is-bloard-to-you%2Fposts%2F13246] i've been thinking about this a lot lately and i'm going to have to agree with the op. bloard.com is exactly like the tardis from that famous tv show. separate from space and time; just a temporal vessel on the internet, transporting those who enter through a vast, ever-expanding universe of different bloards; limited only in scope by the immense power and imagination of the hivemind collective. also, it looks like a toilet instead of a police box [/quote] make a lil poopie
- Let me put it this way. Bloard is like a box. When you go in the box you dont know what you're going to find but you know it's going to be bloard. When you get back out of the box the light of the world blinds you momentarily as your metaphorical eyes adjust to the unfiltered wave after wave of useless garbage, celeb interviews, shitty reaction gifs, seasonal recipes with five paragraph prologues about how the author used to cook this for her ALS afflicted son, weird fast food brand tweets where a 49 year old northwestern graduate white guy says "y'all", guys getting mad at trump, guys getting mad at the guys who get mad at trump, literally a song called wet ass pussy that sucks shit but you cant say it because its Empowering. You find something kind of tame but funny and ironic to latch onto in all of this mess but it isnt the same. It isnt bloard. It's just some scrap that you can maybe share with your dudes in one of the surrogate bloard chats which always end up being a little more racist than the real bloard, which is a little racist but also very eager to have some black posters.