Jan 22, 2021 1:42 AM
pelape and sahde
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"It's a pleasant contrast since I am not particularly cheery most of the time."

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"You don't seem particularly uncheery most of the time."

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"My equanimity conceals a deep vein of cynical annoyance."

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Giggle. "What, all the time?"

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"I guess there are times when my mind is elsewhere."

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"Surely there aren't that many things to be cynically annoyed by, eventually you'd cycle through!"

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"I didn't say I was endlessly original about it!"

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"I suppose you didn't, no."

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"It mostly all comes back to not really caring for being grey one way or another, though I flatter myself to think that this has given me a lens into problems that I do not myself share."

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"Like what?"

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"I mean, people can be bad fits for any caste, or country, or whatever. And it's - practice at understanding that just because some experience has easily verbalizable features that don't sound objectively very bad doesn't mean that there aren't lots of hard-to-explain other things going on making it much worse."

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"Yeah, that makes sense. Sahde's talked about stuff like that before, although I think he's more comfortable as a grey than you."

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"He is comfortable in a normal grey job without having to cheat, I'm not surprised!"

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"I think it's just the sex drive, though, I can't think of any other grey job he'd be okay at."

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"I think it's not just that, I don't think I'd like it even if I sprung much harder, but it admittedly doesn't hurt."

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"I think he doesn't really like the culture either? Just the job. But I dunno, you'd have to ask him."

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"He also doesn't like grey culture much more than I do, admittedly."

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