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Interzone / Re: How to save wildlife
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:36:17 AM »
Yeah.
How to save wildlife? Stay the hell away from it.
Or become wildlife, yourself.

1892
Interzone / Re: Subterfuge
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:34:20 AM »
Gaelic is a practical language, referencing practical things.
It has no words for shit like this.
Suas Alba!

1893
Interzone / Re: When nothing matters
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:32:02 AM »
I reckon it should be necessary for people to be led through epistemic skepticism and nihilism/existentialism before they can post on these boards, seriously.

Can you believe what you wrote?
Seriously?
What use, or fun, or value, would a forum be, or have, if it only had one member?
Why would a 'nihilist' use a forum, anyway?

1894
Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:28:18 AM »
It's not even the mark of an idiot.
It's the mark of someone who learned 'debating' in high-school, and doesn't yet know the world is not like high-school.
It's also depressingly 'normal', especially on internet forums.

1895
Interzone / Radical Individualism.
« on: April 25, 2012, 12:55:21 AM »
You young bucks are always desperate to be different from your peers.
Weird hair, clothing, music, tattoos, sexual preferences, etc...
The trouble with that, is that everybody else is doing it too.
What's left that marks you as different and cool?
How about this?

Everybody takes themselves uber-seriously. Think about that.
Everybody else is an egomaniac narcissist. Except you, of course.
But even then, everybody calls you one, because they just don't 'get it'.

How about cultivating a zany lack of self-importance?
Like, just don't give a toss about your image.
Make jokes about yourself. Put yourself down and laugh about it.
Go out of your way to look silly, to others.
And don't even care when they call you silly.

Go on, do it. You know you want to!
Have some fuckin' fun, already.

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Interzone / Re: The Potential of Video Games
« on: April 25, 2012, 12:31:41 AM »
Diablo was way ahead of its time. Nobody had ever seen anything like it.
But these games can be good as a character-development tool.
The avatar practices strategies that, if successful, advise the human.
I refer, specifically to Guild Wars, here, where there is no offline mode.
One deals exclusively with other human-controlled avatars.
Or did, until the game started including AI heroes, along with the AI henchmen.
My characters exhibit positively stratospheric ethics, chivalry, bravery and honesty.
It seems like a good way to practice, until it feels right.


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Interzone / Re: The Potential of Video Games
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:33:23 PM »
Baldur's Gate was good :)
I liked Guild Wars, except for running into swarms of murderous monsters every nine paces.
Oblivion is still my favourite, where I can walk in the forest and collect herbs and flowers, while only occasionally being gratuitously attacked.
My characters all represent me. Honourable and sane. Game world, look out! The Crusader walks!


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Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:21:03 PM »
It's interesting to see how you all get along with each other.
You know, it might be a worthwhile exercise, here, to actively try to cultivate some kind of community spirit, just to see if it can be done.
You know: goodwill, benefit of the doubt, tolerance, friendliness, etc.
I realize these are alien concepts, to almost everyone, these days, in all but appearance-of, but you never know.
If you can manage it, maybe you'll have something nobody else has.
I mean, you've done 'intelligence' now, for what it was worth.
What else have you got?

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Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: April 23, 2012, 11:26:23 PM »
Intelligence is no measure of a man's worth.
Anyone may have such a dubious quality, by accident of birth.
Fitness for survival may better be measured in worldview, and general outlook.
What use is a person?
From what I have seen of so-called 'intelligent' people, the world, at large, might be better off without them.
Rather a happy serf, serving something greater than himself, than a whining, scheming, calculating jackass.

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Interzone / Re: Complaints
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:07:14 PM »
What? Are all you big hard-men nihilists having trouble with democracy-withdrawal?
If democracy is what you crave, you know where to find it.
EVERYWHERE!

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Interzone / Re: When nothing matters
« on: April 23, 2012, 05:02:39 PM »
I derive meaning externally. Does that mean I'm a fatalist, or just not actually a nihilist?

It means you haven't yet seen that there is neither external, nor internal.
When you digest the reality that everything that exists is one thing, with yourself a part of it, things gain a clarity formerly lacking.


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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:25:31 PM »
To address the OP:
Subjective reality is precisely what exists here.
Pimply adolescents posing as intellectuals, when the only things they 'know' are things they themselves have never experienced.
Hence the endless quotes from other people.
This is so, they say, because I read it, here, and here...
Which is about as far removed from knowledge as it's possible to get.
A parrot does something very similar, but is far less pompous about it.

Yet anyone with actual experience is derided, for not being able to 'prove' his experiences.
Evidence, proof, substantiation, sources, etc...
Anybody who actually experiences life is too busy experiencing it to be concerned with proving it to anal-retentive sceptics.
Maybe you all prefer to inhabit a virtual world where nobody ever experiences anything, and nobody is able to discuss anything.
May it nourish your ravenous egos. May it bring you joy.

And that is subjective reality.
You can keep it.


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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:12:44 PM »
Proof of subjective reality.
Two scientists, observing identical particle behaviour record different results.
Further observation records something very like consciousness, exhibited in subatomic particles.
Imagine the consternation...

1904
Interzone / Re: Nietzsche and Nihilism, Metaphysics
« on: April 15, 2012, 04:18:35 PM »
I don't mean to be obtuse here but how do you reconcile Nietzsche and nihilism with having any kind of spiritual or moral belief? I just don't understand this.


Maybe peoples' ideas about what 'spiritual' is, need to undergo a re-evaluation.
I don't see it as religious, or moral. Spirituality is being able to recognize reality, and this being so, to revere it.
Imagine being a young child, long before you 'understood' the world, and became cynical.
And your parents gave you, for your birthday, a whole miniature planet, that was entirely 'yours'.
You could be 'God'. But this toy was so special and so perfect, that you were automatically responsible, in that you didn't want to break it.
You looked after it, and cared for it. Couldn't wait, to get up each day, and lose yourself in it.
You loved it.
That's a bit like spirituality.
Nothing at all to do with the Hollywood version, is it?
 

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Interzone / Re: Nietzsche and Nihilism, Metaphysics
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:55:04 PM »
Reality is exactly what it is.
Not what you 'think it is'.
Remove the thinking, and reality remains.
Can you do that?
When you can, you'll be living in reality.

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