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Interzone / Re: Like an everflowing stream
« on: May 20, 2013, 07:54:58 AM »
Geezus, great first (sort of) post. If there's one thing I'd like to get out of these boards, it's the ability to articulate myself half as well as you guys.

I've always loved the way people on forums and other online communities have an identity formed around their ideas, and not superficialities like their appearance or the sound of their voice. Everyone is judged based on the quality of their words alone. If I were to ever meet crow, and find that he is not actually a crow, tapping away at a keyboard with his beak, I would be greatly disappointed.

I would also be disappointed if scourge weren't down to yiff with me sometime ;)

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Metal / Re: Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan?
« on: May 20, 2013, 06:52:54 AM »
First of all, thanks for the responses, everyone. It looks like many of you have drawn the same conclusions I have, such as mutilation serving as an acceptance of death, and that great metal artists should embody an extreme. I especially liked Othala's admittance to the fact that Dead and Euronymous took that extreme, funny as it may seem to say, a bit too far, to the point it took overtook them. I suppose I see MkM in that same light.

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does it advocate destruction and hatred for their own sake?

The reason I leveled this accusation at the band is that, despite this site claiming that satanism in metal is simply a metaphor, MkM has admitted that he worships a Satan as a real entity; one of destruction. Theistic satanism, at least from what I can gather, doesn't propose the creation of something new after destroying. God creates, Satan consumes. And a little more off-topic, what is the deal with that tattoo of Jesus on his right forearm? That's always tickled my curiosity.

Trystero, one such example of MkM reverence would be right here http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,558.msg4240.html#msg4240
Though that, I suppose, could be because he embodies and extreme, an extreme that does not mesh well with Myspace, and therefore his joining of that site would appear to be a breaking of character. As for your last question, I'll expand upon that in later posts, as I still have many questions for you all.

Also, apologies for my poor writing, I have difficulties with assembling my thoughts, which is why it took me a few days to respond. I'll try to order my ideas a bit better in the future, as I feel I could have made much better points. Perhaps I could hire an editor?

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Interzone / Re: Authority.
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:24:15 AM »
The lurkers lurk often, because they are the smartest ones, who would rather not set themselves up to become targets.

As a longtime lurker, and recent member, I can say the latter holds true, though I wouldn't go so far as to support the former. If anything, I feared deserving to be a target, and not having anything of value to contribute.

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Metal / Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan?
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:48:08 AM »
One of the biggest problems I have with this site is that the whole premise is too good to be true. It starts out by claiming to be nihilistic, which means that it sees life as being without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Next of all, it asserts that the music we like, metal, is objectively better than other music. If we like a specific album, we must claim that it shares the same values that we do. However, this post is not being made to make criticisms, but rather to give a chance to explain the writings on this site, and hopefully give me deeper insight.

While I have many questions to ask, I'll start with the one most recently on my mind. This website seems to revere Antaeus' debut album, and heralds frontman MkM as some sort of amazing visionary. However, I don't see how theistic satanism, flesh mutilation, hatred, and destruction for its own sake fit in with the views of this site as a whole, or any of its individual members. How do you all interpret phrases like "I hope you die" and the aforementioned "CYFAWS"? Because I'm sure MkM meant them as literally as possible.

Feel free to refer to the interview here for some quotes: http://www.deathmetal.org/interview/mkm-antaeus/

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Interzone / Re: Zen and the art of archery.
« on: May 17, 2013, 03:42:29 AM »
I'd definitely back you up with that assertion, as I've experienced this phenomenon quite a few times myself. "Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men's desires, but by the removal of desire".

Then again, if you have no desire to hit the bulls-eye, why judge such a shot to be better than missing the target entirely? One of life's little paradoxes.

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Interzone / Re: the bite of the apple
« on: May 17, 2013, 02:43:06 AM »
But without desire, what is there to motivate us? I've always felt that a "true" stoic would just lay down and starve to death. Or is sustaining one's life the only acceptable desire?

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Firstly, the Commerce board is for promotion, not Audiofile. Secondly, just to taper your expectations, I wouldn't expect any kind words from this community.

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Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:55:24 AM »
Are there many upsides to extreme sensitivity? Seems like a liberal trait to me ;)

As for exploring, I've still got plenty of time to do that. Unless I die young, in which case I won't be alive to regret it. So it's sort of a win-win.

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Interzone / Re: Reaction speed.
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:49:05 AM »
After a small bit of searching, I found an old guide I once used in an attempt to better myself. An excerpt:

"Pure Reaction Time (PuRe Time): This is how long it takes for you to react to something when your mind is clear. You wait for an action, you figure out what it is, and you respond. PuRe time for most people is pretty strong, surprisingly, provided you know how to respond to different situations (see tactics, below).

Amplified Reaction Time (ART): Your ART is how quickly you react to something that you expect. When you know something is going to happen, you have your course of action planned out ahead of time, and then what you expect happens. Your ART is much better than your PuRe Time, although just how much varies from person to person.

Diminished Reaction Time (DiRT): DiRT is how long it takes to react to something you didn't expect. When you think the opponent is going to act in one way and he acts in another, there is extra lag time in your mind while you re-adjust. In fact, sometimes you think "he's doing this, not that!" and you do your pre-planned response anyhow, or you adjust and mistime your new response."

Your deer-avoidance skills seem to have a lot in common with what the author labelled Amplified Reaction Time. Maybe you should pick up Melee sometime? ;)

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Interzone / Re: Reaction speed.
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:56:56 AM »
I used to play competitive smash bros melee when I was younger, and if you'll all stifle your laughter for just a moment, you'll notice that, if nothing else, it requires pretty exemplary reaction speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXgpGBbh5r8

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Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:47:03 AM »
A certain level of asceticism is possible in a city; more, perhaps, than usual, as the distractions and temptations are more abundant here. I mostly just abstain from eating junk food, consuming alcohol, watching TV, and wasting money away on frivolities. Some days I'll fast, just as an extra measure. My only indulgence is playing video games. Though I've cut back on this quite a bit in the past while, I'm loathe to eliminate it from my life entirely. I'm quite good at acts of omission. The only thing I actively do to discipline myself is working out. While most people I know quite enjoy being active, I hate every minute of it.

As for hermiticism, that's far less realistic, especially considering I'm working full time as a cashier. Every interaction with other people for the past 9 years has done nothing but drain me and make me more asocial. 8 hours a day of that is too much for me. Outside of work, and seeing my family at home, I rarely see any humans.

Haven't visited many places; as I'm still rather young, I don't have much freedom, and can't go off adventuring throughout BC. I have hiked Mt. Garibaldi in High School, and camped at Shannon Falls, but that's about the extent of my travels here. Sorry to disappoint. And I hope you think something of me by now, whether it be good or bad. There's nothing wrong with forming quick first impressions, provided you're equally as quick to amend them.

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Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:11:59 PM »
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Ah. Canayjan, eh? Vancouver? You must be oriental  :)

That cracked me up. I attended UBC for Computer Engineering for a short while, and about 80-85% of the population there was Asian. I really didn't mind it, though. Do you begrudge the influx of asians here? Would you think less of me if i were Asian?

As for the topic at hand, I'm pretty apathetic when it comes to politics. The concept of a hermitic, ascetic lifestyle has appealed to me more and more in the past while.

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Interzone / Re: What are you like?
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:44:10 PM »
The more I ask myself whether or not I like who I am, the less sure I become. I look back on myself years ago, and while I've changed significantly over that period, I'm not sure whether I've progressed or gotten worse in time. Maybe there is no "better"; just "different". Though I'm sure many would disagree.

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Interzone / Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:35:50 PM »
As a Vancouverite, I was wondering which party you'd be siding with, crow! The answer did not surprise me.

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Interzone / Re: Some victims are just guilty themselves
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:10:32 AM »
I rarely watch TV, and never programs like this, but my attention was brought to this video, and throughout its duration, I couldn't stop thinking of this post. A cautionary tale of what can happen when you identify yourself as a victim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg

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