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Messages - Barbarossa

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Metal / Re: A-list metal
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:18:00 PM »
The list up top is really solid.  I do agree on a few additions and the few subtractions I can think of I probably don't know well enough to suggest.'

Additions:

Enslaved
Sacramentum
Ildjarn
Atheist
Candlemass
Cathedral

I also suggest the additions of Dark Angel and Bathory as both of those bands created a top quality album that became a foundation of the genre.  Cathedral, I suppose, also fits into the category of a band that only put out one album of such quality.

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Interzone / Re: Hessian Martial Art
« on: July 18, 2010, 10:27:21 AM »
dishonorable tactics hardly guarantee victory.  you don't have to throw out honor in order to win.  practicing one's martial art will you make you a better fighter than the willingness to kick someone in the balls

What is dishonor in war? I hate to make pop culture references but..... "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war. "


I view the dishonor in war being fighting for a cause without any justification.  In the fight itself there is no honor, but in the reason there is.  I believe even Thomas Aquinas stated this in his essay on what makes a 'good' war( it has been many years since I last read it).  Striking some one/group without reason brings you dishonor and more than that, hate.  Neither is good for your mentality or is positive towards your justification for living.  Both of which will likely shorten your lifespan in a perfect society.

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Interzone / Re: Karma or Valhalla?
« on: June 14, 2010, 05:54:58 AM »
I do not know a great deal about either.  If you would like to know my ideal form of 'heaven' I would have to say it comes from the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.  That might just be because I was raised catholic and I always enjoyed the idea of knowing all truths.

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Since you speak generally I cannot speak surely, but since I believe one should prevent all but imperative death without good reason, because that person 'may' be of great value to the world; I would still try to prevent it, because I do not believe that such a bloodlust-ed killer would be of more value.

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Interzone / Re: moving to the west coast
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:29:07 AM »
from a weather and climate point of view, the west coast puts the east to shame.  when I lived in southern california, the lack of rain, snow, and extreme heat and cold were far more palatable to me than the searing heat and humidity of summer that I get where I live now, and the 2 feet of snow and frigid temperatures we get in the winter.  those winters are akin to death for me and inspire nothing creatively, spiritually, or otherwise.

This is a metal forum, BRO. 5 month brutal winters that leave you completely drained of a will to live by the end makes that brutally hot summer that makes you wish you had a block of ice to hide in all the better.

Good old Nebraska

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Metal / Metal Revelation
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:07:15 AM »
I am curious, first if anyone else came across metal by the same path I have, and second how they had come upon it.

By this I mean, if it were a revelation for you, what finally caused you to decide that metal was your music?

Ultimately for me it was Slayer's Reign in Blood.  I  knew Metallica, Slayer, and ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?, and that album, when I discovered it about eight years ago forced me deeper into speed metal to the point (with the help of what I might call my mentor) where i moved into death metal without any cannibal corpse interruption.

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I have accepted that those things could happen to those important to me and myself.  What I can do is fight when they happen.  Death and suffering are a part of life and natural.  

Why not fight before they happen? Imagine the hypothetical guy in the OP who ends up killing your son is the one you are sitting next to on the train, pent up with anger at society. Should you just accept that the death of your son is inevitable, and repudiate all actions or speech which might possibly change that?

If I had even the slightest inclination that such a person would hurt someone of my bloodline of course I would try to hurt them first. You do not state what I believe you to mean very well though.  If I knew this person was going to hurt my child I would, first,  try to give them perspective, but if I saw no other way, the last thing they'd see is something pointy moving towards their neck or maybe the ceiling of the car.

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Interzone / Re: Adventures in Trolling
« on: May 27, 2010, 06:12:20 AM »
Sounds like you were just being a douche bag

She'll get her libido itched and salvation

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Interzone / Re: Introductions
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:46:19 AM »
Hey, look at me, necromancer.  Don't really want this thread to go the way of all things just yet, into the abyss.

The number of students here is impressive, though slightly worrying, given that "students" generally remind me of liberal leftist hipster faggots trying to campaign for even more socialism in their countries.

It may be just me Cargest, but maybe this is just a good outlet for those with conservative standards in a world where the young are generally liberal.

To Conservationist, thanks for the compliment on the nickname.  Its just a simple reference to the fact that I have red hair.  Of course I wear it as a Hessian should.  I would be curious to know a single thing about you if you care to share.  You seem to be a very intelligent man and argue as if you have read a lot of Plato.

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Interzone / Re: Pathologist: Paul Gray (Slipknot) died of AIDS
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:13:31 AM »
Wow, finally some good news!  I'll have a beer now and relax while some other half assed band calling themselves the spirtual descendant to Slipknot makes their move.

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: May 27, 2010, 04:00:44 AM »
If you don't mind GrandInquisitor I would like to put up a couple dozen of that first flier around town.

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I have accepted that those things could happen to those important to me and myself.  What I can do is fight when they happen.  Death and suffering are a part of life and natural.  

I do not take the time to consider all of the possibilities and prepare for them.  That would make for a wasted life.  I also do not ignore those things as possible.  I feel like this is a state of mind in a way, that 'all' things are possible, that allows me to consider the consequences of the actions that I can control.  
How do the people on this forum cope with the chaos of the world, wich means any of us, our loved ones (parents, siblings, sons and daughters) can be killed at any moment or even worse, tortured for sadistic purposes of maniacs or bored people who decide to torture and kill for fun?

I'm not worried about this so much as that our species may fail.

This worries me more than those things that effect me immediately and is what I call my 'great fear'.  I am trying to make my life about ensuring that we, as a species, continue and advance.  I do not think a cycle of destruction and rebirth is good enough either.  I am but a small part though, and cannot do much of significance towards breaking this cycle or avoiding the greater end.

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Interzone / Re: Distrust of antidepressants
« on: May 22, 2010, 01:09:52 AM »
About the quote, do you agree that: "If a sculpturing kit was useful, everybody that bought one would dominate sculpturing?"

As for the people who don't think psychedelics could give understanding, consider this: Do you think the study of mathematical things like fractals can give some understanding? Fractal visions appear on psychedelics, among other things.

I disagree with your first statement in that you do not take into account that not 'everybody' can be a good sculptor.  If you were to say that if everyone in a nation were given instruction of some sort on sculpting that that nation would prevail in the art of sculpting, everything else being equal.

On your second statement I would have to say if a person who studied fractals were to take fractal vision inducing psychedelics then that person might gain an understanding of the fractals seen.  This assumes the person is coherent enough to understand what they are seeing.

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Interzone / Re: Cooking
« on: May 20, 2010, 08:30:17 AM »
It is mushroom season!  Time for me to get truly excited.  I prefer to use mine (morels and oysters mostly) in rissoto, but if I gave you that recipe you would probably screw it up just like myself (most of the time).  Instead I will give you what is one of my favorite recipes along with simple chicken stock.  It makes an excellent sauce base for your red meat dishes and pan-roasted dishes such as blackened chicken.  

Duxelles
 1 pound of fresh picked mushrooms preferably the more mild flavored ones such as oysters (when cooked fresh they do have amazing properties)
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
pinch of thyme
dash of oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 scallions
3 cloves of garlic about the size of your pinky from last knuckle to tip
pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon of chicken stock

Dice up your mushrooms extremely fine and then dice them again.
Dice up your garlic fine
Dice up your scallions fine as well
Turn stove on to medium-low heat and throw two tablespoons of butter into a skillet on the burner.
Once the melted butter starts to glisten thrown in your diced scallions, your diced garlic, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and let fry, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned... be patient
Throw the rest of the butter in and stir it in as it melts and once glistening throw in your very, very finely chopped mushrooms
Stir for one minute and then throw the rest of your spice in
Let cook, stirring frequently, until you have created a coarse paste
Throw in your tablespoon of stock and turn off the heat while scraping the pan and stirring the scrapings in to your duxelles.  This step should add the flavor of the juices that have cooked off back into the paste.  Once the paste is reconsituted you should remove it from the pan and freeze what you aren't going to use immediately.

I freeze this mixture in my ice cube tray for use whenever I want to make a tasty and rich sauce.



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Interzone / Re: Book Recomendations
« on: May 20, 2010, 07:35:39 AM »
     I had to recommend a book that I finished re-reading recently called "Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'ang-Hsi" by Jonathan D. Spencer.  It is a translation and transposition of the second emperor of the Qing Dynasty of China's own writings over the span of his life.  I make the assumption also that it is quite abridged, but as I have not done much research on this in a few years I am not sure.  K'ang-Hsi(emperor of China through 1661-1722) is what I might call the eastern Marcus Aurelius as far as his reign and what it meant to his state.  Also, as Marcus Aurelius did in his Meditations, he mentions little in the way of his inspirations as head of state and as a human.  Though the correlations are few and far between.

    I hadn't read this book in five years and am extremely glad to have come back upon it.  This book is K'ang Hsi's life summary basically.  He looks back on moments of his life that he is proud of and the things that he has learned going from youth to the end of his days as well as the things that he wishes he had known sooner.  He is very much a nationalist(through most of Chinese history the emperors were nationalists) and a pragmatist.  If you have read The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli before reading this you will consider him also a very great ruler.

   [Edit]  I wanted to add that this is also a very easy read.

   Postscript:  For the sake of prudence I wanted to note here that I hope it is okay that I posted in this seemingly long-dead thread.

 

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