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Interzone / Re: How to fix stupid
« on: July 21, 2013, 08:27:00 PM »
You know, I really don't think you can fix stupid.
People either are, or aren't. They don't suddenly do a flip-flop.
And if you're looking hundreds of generations into the future, is that a fix?
Anyway, why would it matter?



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Interzone / Re: How to fix stupid
« on: July 20, 2013, 08:38:02 PM »
We should all see ourselves as leaders?
That sort-of jars a little.
Very few of us have that kind of capability, unless the term 'leaders' has been redefined to refer to an ability to not walk under a train while listening to an iPod.

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What result are you hoping for? What are the chances of things turning out as you would like?
Stamping things out can be unexpectedly difficult, once they get established.
The responsible alien avoids combat when he can.
Not because he can not fight, but because he may be discovered to be an alien, and then everyone will attack him, whether or not he ever had a point, a right, or a justification.

Aliens probably have it easier than us, though. They reputedly have no emotions.


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Very few of you characters are 'admirable', from my perspective :)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
This probably isn't a site that is very concerned with such things.
But the possibly less-than-admirable approach of one, is no reason for reciprocation, given the way these things quickly grow into ravenous monsters.

Nomnomnom -> vomit.
 

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Ha! Silly me. I had almost completely forgotten I was an admin.
So maybe just knock it off, already, before it all gets tiresome.
Both and all.
Please.
TY.

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Interzone / Flying Away.
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:06:00 AM »
It's not often you get to comfort life as it leaves, for good.
My Nuthatch has been a friend for two years. During that time, she raised four healthy broods of young, two per brood. She would sit on my hand and choose a choice nut, every morning, and return often, to the feeder, all day, every day.
She's been going downhill for a few weeks, and perched beside her latest perfect babies, it was quite evident.
Today, she sat steadfastly in the feeder and wouldn't move. when I offered her more nuts, she landed in my hand, poked about, and decided it was too hard to eat anything. She just sat, and wouldn't move.
For a few hours, I held her, while she hunkered down, leaving me to do what I could, around the garden, with only one hand.
An hour ago, she spread her wings, arched her back, fluttered a bit, and died.

Looking up, high into a sunlit Hemlock, a glittering jewel caught my eye, refracting the sun's rays, like a multi-faceted diamond, sparkling all the colours of the rainbow.
I don't know what it was. A drop of resin, catching the light? An iridescent hummingbird, angled just so?
Or maybe the most obvious thing of all: the eternal soul of a tiny life, on its way into everything.

I wandered out to the sacrificial stump, where all meat scraps and newly-dead things are laid, for the ravens and vultures to snack. Pausing a few feet away from two baby raccoons, playing by the pond.

Peace settles after such an event. Beyond sadness, and untouched by it.
All is well, one dimension away from the insane and rather insignificant fragment of life that is the domain of humans.



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You're all a band of brothers, right?
Some may be slightly more to the left, and some slightly more to the right, but so what?
It's the hardcore leftists that are the plague, not the slightly-tainted-by-immersion cases.

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There can be great value in keeping a low profile, and keeping your mouth shut.

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Metal / Re: To the guy who promoted NOISE MUSIC here
« on: July 15, 2013, 09:04:00 PM »
That's what happens when decadence sets in. You take your eye off the ball, and what needed to be done is set aside, in favour of the questionable delights of extreme and disgusting noise.
Only the chipmunks benefit.
Which, when you get right down to it, is probably for the best.

And that, you might say, is the taoist view.

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Metal / Re: To the guy who promoted NOISE MUSIC here
« on: July 15, 2013, 01:57:54 AM »
ZOMG! What IS IT?
To my undeaducated metal-ear, it resembles somebody being run over by a subway train, but in time-lapse, speed-altered rendition.
But yes, it is very dissimilar to a chainsaw.

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Metal / Re: To the guy who promoted NOISE MUSIC here
« on: July 14, 2013, 07:50:58 PM »
You guys should look into owning a chainsaw.
That's pretty extreme and disgusting noise.
But useful, as a by-product.

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Interzone / Re: 4000 years of culture destroyed by developers
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:59:19 AM »
Perhaps it went right by you, but this is an English language forum. Sort-of.
As it happens, I am currently reading Smilla's Sense Of Snow, and very absorbing it is, too.
But I wouldn't be reading it at all if it was written in it's native Greenland/Danish.

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:39:36 AM »
Suicide is one of those horribly terminal decisions.
The last decision one may ever make.
Best not to joke about, or encourage, such irreparable acts.
What if?

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:34:40 PM »
Callous halfwits.

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 07, 2013, 06:13:54 PM »
People like it simple. Tidy. Easy.
There is, however, another word that gets used when suicide doesn't seem to fit...
"Accident".

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