Wtf is it with November? Suddenly everyone has to grow facial hair, stop masturbating, and write a novel? Is it just that the year has gone on for SO LONG that there's nothing else for it but to become 17th century ascetic Puritan authors? Can't we just, you know, have a normal month?
@lawremipsum nothing can just be. People are afraid of having to be themselves for even a second so everyone is trying to find a niche to fit into wrt their personality and if they run out of ideas on that front they've conveniently turned each month into a theme you can use to avoid having to be yourself.
@lawremipsum i’ve always assumed it was a subconscious pushback against Christmas trying to swallow the whole year. Like you’re a grinch if you go around complaining ‘its too early for Christmas!’ But if you’re doing something all November, then you have an excuse to ignore the holiday until dec 1
@lawremipsum On the optimistic side, it’s the beginning of winter and the pagan new year—a time of renewal and new beginnings.
On the pessimistic side, it’s the ass end of the modern Western calendar and time for everyone to put in a last-ditch effort to feel like they did something meaningful (even if only symbolically). A time of existential panic.
@lawremipsum last year I went vegan for the month (that later turned into 5, which made Christmas dinner a bit of an ordeal! 😂)
A few years before that I abstained from alcohol for a month for a "Dryvember" charity thing.
I like to think it's a way of people trying to make a change in their life without the stigma of it being a "new year's resolution" which most people will lead you to believe are impossible to stick to.
@lawremipsum I understand “Movember” (just like sport a moustache) as it’s a officially promoted here, but No *thing* November is just bad
@lawremipsum "unaware of World War II" is a hell of a thing https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii-7354256/
@lawremipsum i do nofap november so i can store up cum for december when i go into hibernation
@lawremipsum same reason i grow my beard
@lawremipsum now that you put it that way, it kind of sounds like "be a Proud Boy" month. gross.
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