DarkChaplain joined on May 14th, 2010, since that has made 4013 posts that are still accessible today, 156 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, DarkChaplain has given 7255 upvotes, and was last online on Feb 16th, 2019.
good ol’ USA
The USA is neither good nor old, I'm afraid. And what you have can hardly be described as "healthcare". It's extortion.
I got a Valentine's card from Monika. Life is good.
...it rests about as deep under the ocean as my respect for you dropped below 0 for making a stupid thread like this.
Yes. Teru just has shit taste as usual :^)
Read the rest of the thread for an answer, maybe? :V
The overly melodramatic stuff is the point. Never watched any soap operas, I take it? Besides, I truly question your knowledge on hentai. There's simply no comparison to be made that'd stand up, at least not with anything produced over the last 10-15 years in the Rx sector.
Guilty, obviously. You have to judge most books by their cover. You don't have time to try or flip through everything. Not even enough time to read the synopsis on the back, or the product page. If a cover isn't evocative enough to inspire curiosity, the book is likely going to fail in grabbing any sort of attention - people just scroll past.
While hiring a competent cover artist can be a bit steep for self-publishing authors reaching for the stars, it's worth doing regardless, as it sets a book apart from the competition, especially if it has a distinct style that expresses what to expect within its pages - you wouldn't put a kids-comic artwork on a horror thriller... unless that's exactly the conceit, which means a competent artist will be able to play around it and make something engaging out of it all anyway.
So yeah, covers sell books, more so than a synopsis does.
Likewise, physical appearance or surface-level signals make it reasonably easy to judge a person's values, expectations and general attitude. There's nothing inherently wrong with judging people based on those things. Again, if easily observable factors that don't require direct interaction don't appeal, you simply don't bother digging deeper.
In either case, the contents may be hugely exciting and the best thing you've ever interfaced with. But life's frankly too short to make sure whether or not that may be the case, when the first impulse isn't to take a closer look.
Being an unnecessarily goody-two-shoes in situations that other people generally frown upon.
....WonFes 2019 Winter has kicked off, and I'm staring at ALL THE THINGS while being painfully aware of ALL THE NOTHING in my wallet.
Did they get over the furry people arc yet?