Since I was summoned here, I’ll share my thoughts… but honestly, most of it was covered really good already.
Yes, trans- and microdermals look great, and I dream about an implanted USB-port for some time now. But I had some microdermals for several years, and hell… those were bitchy!
If you catch on them, you can easily tear them out. If you irritate them in any way, they get inflammated rapidly, and in summer, sweating can be enough to irritate them…
Even if they’re not irritated, the sebum and all the stuff your skin produces inevitably ends up in the pocket under your skin, so you carefully have to keep it clean.
I’d love to have this mod again, but it’s just too much of a hassle for me.
In the bodmod-scene, people finally agreed to view microdermals as a semi-permanent mod, and I think this says a lot about the practicability of anchoring stuff to your skin
I was just looking at something and I had the horifying realization of how easy it actually is to be tracked on the internet. And not even by gigantic companies, even individual people can follow the digital breadcrumbs we are always leaving behind and find out a lot of things. And nobody is safe, even if you are as security conscious as Rosco or something. We truly are doomed
Wife and I frequently do the “they’re ALL dead, Dave”. Pretty much any time someone says something died… “damn, my phone died” “really? how about the tablet?” “dead, Dave” “the laptop?” “dead, Dave”
My aforementioned friend has a great story. She has a Red Dwarf decal on her car and parked in front of someone who had (a licence plate frame I think it was?) for the same. She left them a note under their windshield wiper that said “smoke me a kipper” and when she got out of the shop they were gone but there was a note on her car that said “what a guy!”