June 17th, 2014


Punishment and Consequence

TQC, it seems kind of quiet lately. So tell me what you think about this, it's inspired by some drama among YouTubers.

Basically, what's the difference between punishment and consequence? Where do you draw the line?

Let's say a person does covert shitty things to some of her friends online. (Maybe she was a fake friend to start with, who knows.)  Anyway, the person leaks private info online of some of her friends, which is against the law where they live.  And the person creates sock puppet accounts to criticize and talk bad about some of her friends. Eventually the loose group of friends figure out what this person has been doing. If they expose the person online, is that punishing the person? After all, they could just confront her privately. So, TQC, when do you call something 'punishment' rather than 'consequence'?

ETA: I'm not looking for textbook definitions. Just your personal feelings or gut feeling.

Edited to clarify: If they expose the person's behavior, not expose the person (pinfo).


TQC, I had a conversation with someone today that got me thinking about what success really is. With so many different people in the world, I believe success must have a different meaning for every person. But I'm curious.

What is your personal definition of success? What will you achieve in life that will make you feel successful?

(no subject)

I have a small handmade business. I've been making stuff like totes, purses, wristlets, zipper pouches, etc. for a number of years now. Each year I like to make my sons' teachers something as a thank you for all their hard work. I don't take items out of my inventory, I think about the person and custom make something that I think they will enjoy/love/use.

Is it weird/tacky/inappropriate/gauche to include my maker's mark on these items? I've gone both ways in the past. Tonight I'm making the gifts and I figured I'd finally pose the question to others.

What say you?


Do you buy/make your children's teachers anything?

new language

Have you ever tried to learn a new language after the age of 12? What made you try to learn a new language? Did you succeed / fail? What did you do that helped you succeed? What did you do that made you fail?

Home Gel Polish Kit?

Hey hey, TQC!

I'm looking at getting a home gel polish kit. I've googled and read tons of reviews and not want *your* opinion. What's the best kit out there (LED light, not UV)? What's the best polish?

Also...I've been considering the red carpet manicure kit, but it only comes with bright red which is for sure not my favorite color, and one of the reviews says the polish isn't that great and they prefer Gelish polish, which I found on Amazon in multipacks which is awesome, but then the listing mentions UV light so I'm not sure it's compatible? Do some gel polishes require UV and others can use LED?

It's so many details - if you have special hints would you share them?
Mr. Pants Says


What is up with all of these gigantic, black beetles, and why are they constantly getting stuck in my hair?

The cats are happy for the prey. I am not happy about their pinchy, scratchiness all up in my hair. And their hugeness. That shite needs to just stop.

Nonsrs answers preferred.