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[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

I don't know where you get your energy and time, but if you want the job I've enjoyed your contributions elsewhere and would support this.

Certainly we are having "interesting times" in Canada; as in the sardonic blessing "Doomed to live in interesting times".

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

I take it you're Canadian? Do you want to be co-mod of /s/canada?

[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Yes, I'm Canadian: live on Vancouver Island. Thanks for asking, it's an honour. What is involved? I've never done anything like that; not very tech, I'm male, 72, carpenter, partly retired but the phone keeps ringing...feel some responsibility to try to see behind the curtain, though it's mostly depressing. You on the other hand, seem to have an AI mind and an endless source of power. Don't know how you do it. (grin)

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Thanks for the complementary sentiments. It is depressing but empowering to know, and they don't want us to have any power. Despite all this, there is great potential and hope, but it's not in publicized places. Most importantly we have the numbers. It's our numbers vs their rigged systems. These are very interesting times.

I was born in Victoria 1970 and we moved away a year later. My Grandpa moved to Sooke in the 70s and died there about 1987. I moved there from Oakland in 2007-2009 with my ex.

I miss the west coast. It broke my heart.

As for this subsaidit, there's nothing really to do. Just say "I rule Canada".

I'll be dropping out more to do some animation soon.

[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Thank you, I will accept and we'll have to see what happens, I guess.

I can understand missing Sooke. I can understand the pleasure of dying in Sooke. I lived there for a short time in 1974, shucked oysters for a living in a small building on the shore of one of those tucked-in inlets back toward Metchosin; anchored out in the bay was a lapstrake sailboat, kind of a large dinghy, that glowed brilliant white against the cedars and rock even on the grayest rainy day, punching through the mist with its purity. Poor little devils, those oysters. It turns out a left-handed piecework oyster-shucker is at a distinct disadvantage. Oysters are right-handed, imagine that.

I have it on fairly good authority that it isn't entirely about prevailing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pDuZJ15p9A

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I almost forgot. My grandfather was a carpenter too. And my uncle moved to Sooke after my grandfather. They built a lot of houses. My uncle as contractor built a lot of high-end mansions in the 70s and early 80s until the market fell out. He was a millionaire and then not, faster than he made it. He kept building when he should have stopped. He then moved on to Colorado and Florida chasing that dragon. He's now been in China for decades as a self-help author.

I like Tofino. I have 80+ books on Northwest art, many bought in 1999 and 2000, before the Internet had a lot of resources. I'm not an expert but I am certainly advanced in the study of the art, and by extension the culture that gives it context. In 2004, while animating TV commercials in NYC I corresponded with the UBC Museum of Anthropology about developing an animation in a Haida-like style. They hooked me up with some folks doing a series. They offered me the opportunity to direct some episodes. I turned them down and still wonder if it was a good idea. All the voices were First Nations actors, but it was all animated in a room of white guys in Calgary. I am a white guy and feel no guilt, but I had in mind hiring or teaching the tools to First Nations artists and having them on the team. We would have integrated more of their culture, their dance, movement, timing, etc. rather than Disneyfying it all. Not to mention all that PC stuff about good jobs for minorities, etc.

[–]kazenmusic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A whole bunch of colourful, passionate lives. Thank you!

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why this nationalism?

Well, I wouldn't go that far and put it like that. I was just born here and did nothing to accomplish this. I'm lucky to be Canadian but I'm not proud.

To the point: I want to be more aware of what's going on here too. I know more about US politics than most Americans, yet feel utterly uninformed about Canadiana.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

If you are Canadian and want to be co-mod add your comments below.

[–]Icalasari 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Sure, I would love to help out if the offer is still open. I live in Alberta

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Added.

All moderator actions are 100% transparent.

I don't expect there'll actually be anything to moderate. The content policy is pretty clear.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Yes there are other Canadian content subs. They are:

Add any I've missed.


There's another one I forgot and cana'ta find, a bite from our national anthem. "Stand On Guard For Thee", or "True North Strong And Free", or something like that. I may have even unsubbed from it if it's empty.

Edit: Found it!


/u/d3rr

Under https://saidit.net/subs/mine/ there are 3 tabs "popular" "new" "my subs".

Could you add "not my subs"?

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah but then I'd have to add 'All' Subs too. Put it on the list? /s/IdeasForSaidIt

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Added to the wiki list.