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Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 17, 2013, 04:01:59 AM »
Women choose better steaks, flowers, colours.
Men choose better outcomes for providing steaks, flowers, and colours infrastructure.

Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 16, 2013, 04:52:57 PM »
Learning doesn't equal life. You can learn plenty, but still you may not be really living.
In fact, the more you learn, the less likely you are to notice you are alive.
I really didn't know what life was, until I cleared out every last thing from my mind, and became what was left.
There is no secret to this. Anyone can do it.
Almost nobody does.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:15:05 AM »
There is a lot of surprising wisdom in Skyrim. Mostly springing from the mouths of dragons.
The dragons seem to represent evil, but it gets hinted at that evil is important, as a counterpoint to all that is not evil.
The adventurer learns that confronting and defeating these dragons is the very thing that makes a hero a hero.
And the hero actually learns great secrets from the dragons themselves.
Somebody knew a thing or two when he/she wrote this story.

I've sometimes thought that videogames are fertile ground for the dissemination of wisdom, to young, receptive minds.
They don't all have to be production lines for the manufacture of ignorant lazy dolts.

Interzone / Re: The "Dark Ages"
« on: April 14, 2013, 01:04:32 AM »
I've always found The Dark Ages to be one of England's most mystical and romantic periods.
Of course, I wasn't there, and it probably was nothing of the sort.
But tales of Camelot, Arthur, Lancelot, knights, crusades, archery and magic, formed an important background for the man I would become.
If 1415 is still in the realm of those ages, then it is the only thing I still celebrate.

I don't know what men were like, back then, but one thing is certain: they were Men.

Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:54:09 AM »
Sure, you should question a quasi-truth. But can you?
Leftists are unable to question a good many assumptive truths.
If you can question anything that poses as truth, you are not a leftist.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 13, 2013, 11:21:47 PM »
Dig-Dug, Pacman...
A mindless drive to win the unwinnable.
Compelling for many, nonetheless.

I sometimes play, though, for other reasons than simply winning. If the game is beautiful, I play for the beauty, though often, survival is the only way to play the game.
I've noticed, often, with jarring non-comprehension, that many gamers speak of "beating the game".
Maybe that's exactly what it sounds like: masturbation.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:56:10 PM »
In an ideal world, ANUS would not exist, either :)

Interzone / Re: Buying whores
« on: April 13, 2013, 05:59:53 PM »
Good comment Trystero.
There are some left-oriented people here, along with the rest, and such people automatically assume certain things to be 'good', such as equality across the board, and sex is irrelevant, etc.
There is no convincing or persuading them otherwise, because the very nature of left-leaning thought precludes the questioning of certain quasi-truths.
You know, and I know, that women respond very differently to life than men do.
Yet the truth remains that these days, the lines have become very blurred between male and female.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 13, 2013, 05:46:25 PM »
The big deficiency of many games is their insistence that killing and destruction is the only reason to play.
Skyrim is set in a beautiful and realistic world, and while there are plenty of foes to deal with, one has a choice whether or not one actively engages them.
Having a fast horse, for example, allows me to gallop in the other direction, and outpace nearly everything.
For me, the environment is everything. Just like in reality.
But I can wander in it when darkness falls in the real world, or the weather is too atrocious to venture outside.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 13, 2013, 05:27:35 AM »
So, some of you sometimes play videogames.
Here's a question for you:
You build up a character, and sink many hours into doing this.
You tweak the game, and add modifications from all over the place.
How do you feel when all your save-games get lost?
How do you feel when the game itself gets trashed, and you must start all over again?

Interzone / Re: Celibacy: no semen wasted
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:10:08 PM »
Well, I'm no expert on this, but I did once manage to go without ejaculation of any sort for several weeks, and yes, I did find I had more energy. It seems to be true.

Interzone / Re: Da Gamez...
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:24:59 PM »
Ha :)
Da Gamez is a winter time pursuit for me. But then, I live in the frozen north.
Come spring, I have more important things to do, like trying to breathe while the pollen drifts like snow.
You're right though: these things can become obsessive.

Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:38:03 PM »
What exactly does 'understanding' mean to you? Why do you need it?

Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:04:06 AM »
Did you ever consider that by attempting to define a wonder, it becomes considerably less wonderful, when restricted by the limits of your definition?
And even more by the limits of the one you describe it to?
I've always been struck by the manifest pointlessness of philosophy.

Interzone / Re: The Great Secret.
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:41:40 AM »
You're right. I don't understand. Understanding isn't something I do much of.
That's why I have no difficulty being whatever I am, or am engaged in, or with.
This was not always the case, but for a long time, I sought to understand.
Now I prefer mystery.

One thing though: what makes you think you'll always be a vessel?
Consciousness, once realized, needs no vessel.

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