A candlelit dinner is romantic the way a Solo cup is red
Solo cups are culturally defined as red, but there's no inherent redness to them. Anything can be red, and the cups can be any color. Still, as a result of the culture they exist in they are usually red, and ones of other colors are considered unusual
Past that the analogy kind of breaks down, but I've been trying to puzzle out stuff like love and romance lately. I'm bad at getting things "everyone knows" but nobody can explain
@zure threw a reply onto the main post explaining what I was going for
I like your interpretation though
@zure Like, if you go back to my first toot it now has a reply on it, from me, that explains my thinking
Figured it'd be easier to find in case anyone else wanted to know (though harder for you, sorry about that)
@zure No worries, reposting here
"Solo cups are culturally defined as red, but there's no inherent redness to them. Anything can be red, and the cups can be any color. Still, as a result of the culture they exist in they are usually red, and ones of other colors are considered unusual
Past that the analogy kind of breaks down, but I've been trying to puzzle out stuff like love and romance lately. I'm bad at getting things 'everyone knows' but nobody can explain"
@Tetra Oh shit. That’s actually pretty interesting. Does that mean that red solo cups that are fully red equate to dates where you cook s’mores over a campfire? It’s a big candle
@zure Thanks! I guess it makes less sense out of context, which is probably why people often end up making long toots explaining their weird statements like this
They're similar in that I think both actually become less archetypal in this way, but I can see someone not understanding the concept of the archetypes taking it to mean that the more red/candle is better
@Tetra No I think it does make sense. At least anecdote wise. Tho I guess an alternative could be about how candle lit dinners are taken as the “serious” or “more real” dates as opposed to going to grab coffee or lunch, which are usually seen as “early” or “first” dates. I guess another anecdote could be that candle lit dinners equate to Yeti cups while others might be Ozark Trail one. Both great options and server the purpose of getting to know someone better/spending time with them
Always nice to have people chime in
Also wow you know a lot of cups!
As a cup novice I'm not sure exactly how this tracks, but working backward from the analogy I'm assuming that the two are relatively equal in function, but one is more esteemed than the other as a brand?
@Tetra Oh yeah! Definitely. I don’t post a lot myself, but I enjoy replying to things! But ye. Ozark is like 20$ while Yeti used to be > 50$. Both are comparable in functionality. Lol I like to drink water so cups are useful 😜
Glad I managed to work it out
I drink mostly water as well, but since I don't go outside much regular old glasses do fine
Yeah, there isn't much I'm proficient with tbh. CCGs I guess?
Currently watching Dr Stone and To Your Eternity. The former is cheesy but fun, and the latter is pretty emotional
you watch anything good lately?
@Tetra lol. Water and alcohol is it for me. Tho I do enjoy tea. So 3 types. What card games do you like? Haven’t heard of To your Eternity but have seen first season of Dr Stone. Might have to look into To Your Eternity tho. Always good to throw in an emotional one. The only recent ones that I have seen within the past few months are “Overlord” and “Welcome to Demon School Iruma” or something like that
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