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Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:59:00 AM »
It amuses you to level accusations at people that could cause suffering to them.
Even though you may not believe it to be true, re: the term 'only'.
This, you see, is the part I don't understand.
Causing pain for personal amusement.
Admins refer to this sort of thing as 'toxic'.

Maybe better to stimulate insight and/or conversation by doing just that, and omitting the toxic bit.
Why manufacture enmity?

Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
See, I view your statement as passive-aggression.
There was no need for it, nothing to be gained, no traction.
Why did you feel the need to say it?

Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:56:32 AM »
crow, give this a listen at the very least: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Nw_V0Jv6Q
or don't.

I did listen, or to as much as I could bear.
There was some pleasant quiet stuff near 30:10, found by accident, as I flipped forward in desperation.
The rest seemed agonizing with its tortured shrieks of unbearable horror and mind-boggling repetition.
The sheer noise factor of metal is painful to me.
Could it be that metalheads have so damaged their hearing after so many years of habitual listening, that they are simply unaware of this pain?

Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 27, 2013, 08:28:17 AM »
That's something I have in common, then.

Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 27, 2013, 08:27:19 AM »
Seems a pretty reasonable opinion, nonetheless.

Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:27:21 AM »
Interesting you should mention that.
That is really what the story was about, and why I find myself in this unlikeliest of places :)
Some black guy once said:
"Ah have a dreeum!"
I'm even blacker than he was, see, being a crow, and I have dreeums too.
Mine are different, though.

Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:57:20 PM »
Oh, it's not that I would fear them. Crows fear nothing but owls.
I would dislike injuring their feelings, needlessly.
Not, I suspect, that such characters would extend the same consideration to me.
But now that you mention it, they do succeed quite well in looking 'EEEEEEVILL!!!'

Interzone / Re: Why am I laughing?
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:20:30 PM »
Because it carries with it no immediate consequences.
If those fellas bounced up to me, on the street, I might go to considerable trouble to conceal my amusement.
Crows are smart like that.

Interzone / Why am I laughing?
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:23:32 PM »
Why am I laughing? Why do you think? You'll just have to take my word for it, because there is no way you can know I actually am laughing. You have only my word for it. Take it on faith. I am laughing.

I am laughing because I am delving into corners I have left un-delved-into, to this point.
Dark and creepy areas of this site that scream "Getthefuckouttaheryourenotgonnalikethisshit!"
And upon delving, I discover that this is right. I don't like it. I have no idea what I am looking at, or why it's there, or why it would ever occur to anyone to put it there. But there it is, anyway.

I am laughing because nothing else on earth behaves anything like humans. Or looks like them. I don't know where they came from, but surely they didn't originate on Earth.

I am laughing because along with the incomprehensible, impenetrable words that humans write, about whatever this thing is that so engages them, are  images of some of those humans, and those images show glowering, threatening, word-and-tattoo-covered maniacs who aren't even trying to hide from the camera. Such courage! Such disregard for consequences. What are they, anyway? Extraterrestrial renegade Visigoths, or what? I don't know.

But mostly I am laughing because they have these bizarre identities they wear, so ostentatiously and so unashamedly. And because they so proudly display their utter lack of happiness or contentment. I wonder why they do that. But I suspect I will never know that, so I laugh, instead.

I realize that without a soundtrack to go with these words and images, I must be missing some vital mine of necessary information, that might well infuse it all with some essential context. But like television, while I may sometimes look at the pictures, I can never quite bear to subject myself to the sound. You should try this. It may make you laugh, too, to watch the crazy antics of people trying to sell you odd and useless things, when you have no idea what they are saying.

I am laughing, really, because I often laugh. It's just something I do, and sometimes for no apparent reason. I amuse myself, in a way humans seem unable to do. Because humans are mostly unable, for some unfathomable reason, to laugh at themselves and their antics, that reduce other lifeforms to rolling around on the ground, gasping for breath.

I am laughing, because here I am, on a Death Metal forum, without the faintest clue as to what Death Metal is, and without the faintest desire to ever find out. Don't you find that funny? I certainly do!

I could be all judgemental about all of this, and call it all this, or all that, but I don't really feel any great desire to do that. I am content to witness these things that people invest with such importance, and merely laugh, not so much at it, but at the people themselves, because people really are such a riot. After all, I do some pretty odd things, too, and consider some of those things to be very important. Which is why I so often laugh at myself.

Yes. I am laughing, really, because I am a crow. And because that is what crows do. Just as Death Metal sounds awful to crows, so do laughing crows sound awful to Hessians (my new word for the week). And if you find yourself unable to figure any of this out, then don't give it another thought. It's really not very important. In fact very little is very important, when you really get serious about investigating it. You may find, that after delving as far as you are able, that the only really important thing there is, is being alive...

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 26, 2013, 07:32:51 PM »
Hehe. Welcome back.
You're like a comet, on a slightly irregular orbit.
We know you'll be back, but we don't know when, or with what.

Interzone / Re: Passive-Aggression
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:17:24 PM »
That would explain - sort of - why certain uberly-aggressive internet-types tend to accuse me of being passive-aggressive. Whereas nobody ever has, face to face.
I've been practising honesty for so long that I do it in my sleep.
In an online confrontation I prefer to remain calm, since it is beyond my abilities to punch out dickheads over a wifi network.
Calm, in the face of ranting abuse, is so rare, that it gets interpreted as passive-aggression.
All becomes clear.

Interzone / Re: Suggestions
« on: March 26, 2013, 04:17:10 PM »
Perhaps a good start would be to define what 'passive-aggressive' actually is, giving useful examples.
It is a term bandied around a lot, as an accusation, usually in the context of it being a projection of the behaviour exhibited by the accuser.

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 26, 2013, 04:02:11 PM »
That seems to be the essence of taoism.
But without the oriental-sounding name.
Subtraction is what lies behind the eye-of-the-needle parable.
An alien concept to modern Western man.

Interzone / Re: Defining God
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:46:27 AM »
Good stuff. When people turn up concepts like these, then all is not yet lost.
We go on a lot about reality, but do we ever consider what reality is?
There is only one, and that only one is Reality.
When people get out of their own way, they may come to realize that Reality is God.

God has always been said to be watching, and seeing everything, but what does that mean?
No more than this: nothing happens without there being consequences of that happening.
Do this, and that is caused. Things happen as a result of other things happening.
There is no escape from this, nor should there be.
But it becomes necessary to understand how this is so, in order to not create really bad things as a result of really bad choices.

The simpler things are, the better they tend to work.
Revering Reality is as simple as it gets.
Respect what is, and very little goes wrong.
In fact it never goes wrong, because what happens becomes what is.
Respect that, and what might have been thought-of as 'wrong', becomes the ideal education.

There are already so many forums for zombies and drama-queens, that it might be worthwhile to cultivate this one for those who do not fall into those categories.
The whole 'uber-man' thing can only gain traction if there are visible examples of what that means.
What does it mean, anyway?
Maybe it means no more than putting the 'human' back into humans, in defiance of whatever took it away.

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