i don’t like talking with people about emotional stuff because then they learn things about me and get to know me and can defeat me
letao asked: How big of a fan of winter are you? I'm honestly sick of it at this point; I'm so fucking COLD and my office didn't have the heat on today and I used to think being fat would keep me warm but I GUESS NOT.
In principle, I am fine with winter. In practice, being cold makes me irrationally angry and I have zero capacity to thermoregulate so I swaddle myself in layers til my arms are so thick that pointing is meaningless and physically exhausting. I spend far too much time huddled and bitter and itchy. In conclusion, I think winter should happen only under controlled circumstances and in the presence of those who are genuinely interested. Like opera, or pandas mating.
I wrote an article for The Toast on the phonological constraints that allow you to identify Bandicoot Cumbersnatch, Bendandsnap Candycrush, and even Wimbledon Tennismatch as synonyms for the same long-faced British actor, by analyzing all of the names from the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator.
You should go read it there first to see what the constraints are and how I got them, and then come back here for a bonus in-depth investigation into how we can model them using constraint rankings loosely inspired by Harmonic Grammar (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is).