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Interzone / Re: Book Recomendations
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:40:27 AM »
Definitely a brilliant book, but I don't think it's the best place to start reading Nietzsche. I think the more systematic works -- The Gay Science, Beyond Good & Evil, and the Genealogy of Morals -- are more encompassing and a better introduction to his  thought.

I completely agree.  I would cite the exact same 3 books as his best, especially if you are new to N.  I cut my teeth on Beyond Good & Evil.  The Antichrist is somewhat beligerent in my opinion.  N's "middle period" is his best, if you ask me, although I really like Ecce Homo.

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Interzone / Re: tldr.anus.com
« on: April 15, 2010, 01:07:28 AM »
you know, this actually highlights two seemingly paradoxical elements within metal itself.  on the one hand:  the desire to conquer the world.  on the other hand:  the desire to form some elite or secret "cabal."  the cabal aspect could also be seen as nationalism in a sense - let's do what's best for US and not worry about THEM.

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Interzone / Re: tldr.anus.com
« on: April 13, 2010, 03:38:10 PM »
OK.  Well just name it something else.  In fact don't have ANUS in its title anywhere.  make it a completely separate entity with a sort of nondescript name.  ANUS can still be ANUS that way

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Interzone / Re: tldr.anus.com
« on: April 12, 2010, 08:15:55 PM »
What do you (Samael) and you (assembled others) think of this?

I think you're right on the money.  There is place and role for both Arkists and Evangelicals here (and affiliated sites).  I think as long as there is strong leadership, we don't have to worry about getting a "Pantera version of the French Revolution." (but I don't blame you for your concern Sammaellofi)  The vetting process seem to be pretty good - unintelligent people and flakes don't seem to last long around here and I don't think that will change by being more evangelical.  I think the reason you need to be evangelical is you just never know who will turn out to be a real asset or where they will come from.  Like it or not there are a lot of really intelligent teenagers and 20 somethings that just need there hand to be held for a little while, they need to be weaned slowly, they are BEGGING to be led.  If a liberal humanist is intelligent enough they can absolutely come around to nihilism, conservatism, or "anit-humanism" BUT NOT OVERNIGHT!  The goal should be to attract people of "raw intelligence" not people that already agree w/ you.....  I just realized you guys are mostly talking strictly about the METAL "branch" and I am talking more about ANUS in general, but I think the point still stands.  You CAN convert people.  And if you ask me 1 convert who is an asset to the metal community is worth 20 failed converts, because the 20 failures won't do anything anyway, and they won't bring ANUS down as long as leadership at the top is strong and intolerant.  Bottom line:  we need leaders to shape reality through INFILTRATION and "disguises."  The Unabomber may have been right, but he went about shaping reality in a less than optimum way.  Infiltrate! Infiltrate! Infiltrate!  that's my motto.  But then you aren't being "authentic," you say?  Get over yourself and start working for the cause.

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Interzone / Re: Being more WARLIKE
« on: April 12, 2010, 07:37:27 PM »
Thread Summary:  Listen to Thousand Swords!!!

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Metal / Re: Album Devaluation
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:25:22 AM »
So for now on, when someone asks you what good metal is, don't say Slayer, Darkthrone, Morbid Angel, but insteaed say Hell Awaits, Transylvanian Hungar and Blessed are the Sick.

definitely.

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Interzone / Re: ANUS makes its "Divine Intervention"
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:22:17 AM »
there's a practical aspect to teaching people about nihilism.  Slayer has no excuse, because if someone is new to metal, there are plenty of other, more accessible or easily digestible options - in other words there's a whole genre of metal that has been around for 40 years.  Where is the Pantera to ANUS's Slayer?

This article couldn't have come at a better time w/ regards to a few friends of mine in real life.

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We've all seen pictures or video of thousands upon thousands of Germans holding candles at night awaiting the Fuhrer - I imagine if you were there it was probably one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life.
Like a KISS concert.

haha!  that's very funny actually.

but please don't misunderstand me; my "admiration" for Nazi aesthetics begins and ends with Albert Speer.

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It's the AESTHETICS that go hand in hand with mighty empires that gets me going.  The architecture of Nazi Germany, the Viking ships, the Spartan helmets.  The weapons, the shields, the King's crown.  And the ceremonies: the man becoming a knight, the prince becoming a king, the disgraced Samurai committing seppuku.  The Nazis understood the power of ceremony VERY well.  We've all seen pictures or video of thousands upon thousands of Germans holding candles at night awaiting the Fuhrer - I imagine if you were there it was probably one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life.

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Interzone / Re: Being more WARLIKE
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:07:32 AM »
Thread Summary:

Part of my rationale for making this thread about being warlike in an EVERYDAY sense is because, generally speaking, people ARE so averse to war and it commonly has a negative connotation.  We should be more comfortable with being warlike.  What better way than to live it day in and day out?  If war is an apt metaphor for life, then we DO need to be warlike EVERYDAY.
   
There is more to war than just the actual battle.  There is preparation, training, and strategy.  Not to mention the aftermath, and burying and honoring the dead.  War should be SACRED.

For prospective warriors:  the practical adivce offered in this thread is to become more and more disciplined, vigilant, and assertive.  Being warlike was also associated with nobility, chivalry, and even mercy in this thread.  I think there is something to this.  It offers us a look at the more "refined" aspects of war and life-as-war.  There is a certain artistry or showmanship to war.  Honor between opposing warriors should be valued and encouraged.  There is even a practical side to showing mercy - let a few survivors live and instruct them:  "tell everyone what you saw here today."  Your reputation and power will grow simply by word-of-mouth

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Interzone / Re: Cinema
« on: March 11, 2010, 04:42:36 AM »
From Kurosawa the only film of his I've seen so far is Ran and this is apparently by no means his best. It is Shakespeare's King Lear set in Feudal Japan.

oh man, you will LOVE Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD.  It's MacBeth this time!  The last scene is unforgettable!  Seven Samurai is beyond classic.  They sell a Kurosawa 4 pack w/ Seven Samurai, Sanjuro, Yojimbo, and The Hidden Fortress (all samurai movies).  You will also want to see Rashomon.  If you like Ran, I would say Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Rashomon are MUCH better.


I am a sucker for spaghetti westerns.  "The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly" might be my favorite movie of all time.  "Once Upon a Time in the West" might be my second favorite (no dialogue for the first 15 minutes of the movie - amazing!  Just water dripping, flies buzzing, dudes yawning, a train in the distance - the tension is unbearable) and if you've seen that movie all I have to say is:  "Well...looks like we're shy one horse..."  "No...I think you brought two too many..."  BLAM BLAM BLAM!  LOL!!!  "Fistfull of Dollars" is the Western version of Kurosawa's Yojimbo.  "For a Few Dollars More" is great too.  And don't forget the lesser known "Fistfull of Dynamite" A.K.A. "Duck you Sucker!"  All these moives are Directed by the great Sergio Leone w/ musical scores by the one and only Ennio Morricone (who wasn't just great at the musical score, but also sound effects and just the general use of sound).   Here is the director's explanation of "Duck you Sucker:"  
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 ôI chose to oppose an intellectual, who has experienced a revolution in Ireland, with a na´ve Mexicanů you have two men: one na´ve and one intellectual (self-centred as intellectuals too often are in the face of the na´ve). From there, the film becomes the story of Pygmalion reversed. The simple one teaches the intellectual a lesson. Nature gains an upper hand and finally the intellectual throws away his book of Bakunin's writings. You suspect damn well that this gesture is a symbolic reference to everything my generation has been told in the way of promises. We have waited, but we still are waiting! I have the film say, in effect "Revolution means confusion".
If you like Kurosawa, I think you will like Leone.

Ennio Morricone also does the score for the only western (to my knowledge) set entirely in the SNOW!  "The Great Silence" starring the incorrigible Klaus Kinski.  check it out.

For American westerns (although he did some good non-westerns, too) try Sam Peckinpah - "The Wild Bunch" is his most well known.

For Fritz Lang, I will go with "M" (the first ever film about a serial killer - 1931) over "Metropolis."  The use of sound in "M" is amazing, it's in German but I swear you could understand the entire film w/out subtitles.  Also, Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" is whistled by the serial killer throughout the movie!

Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" is hilarious and my favorite by him.  Nobody can deny that Peter Sellers is incredible in that movie.  And don't forget George C. Scott as Gen. Buck Turgidson - so goddman funny!

For good old American classic fun I will go w/ the Star Wars trilogy and Jaws.

Finally I will mention a director still making movies:  Johnny To.  A Hong Kong legend and a real man's man.  To me, Johnny To is who Quentin Tarantino WISHES he was (except Johnny To doesn't just do pastiches of his favorite movies growing up).  Hard boiled gangster (Yakuza) movies one after the other.  His movies are always filled w/ guns, cigarettes, killing, drinking, feasting, strategizing, cops, gangsters, body-guards, double crosses, triple crosses.  It sounds like fast paced "candy" but the stories are so dense you really need to concentrate and even then probably watch it a second or third time - there's a little more going on than just "a good time at the movies."  Just see whatever your local public library might have and watch anything by him (although he also does a few quirky comedies which are so-so).  To's work ethic is unmatched, I think he does 2 films a year, every year.  Since his body of work is so big and his movies kind of hard to find I will say just watch whatever you can get your hands on, but if I remember right "The Mission" and "Election" are especially good.

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Interzone / Re: Deathmetal.org critique
« on: March 09, 2010, 01:36:00 AM »

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It almost gives the feeling like no other new releases by existing bands or no other releases by ANY newer bands - good or bad, honest or disingenuous, sincere or fake, etc. - are ever good enough anymore to the standards of the DLA.  Is the DLA trying to give the impression that metal is dead or that they pretend or dwell on wishing it was 1980-something to 1990-something?  Sure, not everything being punched out today is all "good," but that shouldn't mean ignoring, let alone berating, what newer efforts by newcomers might still be worth a listen to either.

Where the fuck have you been?
Not to mention praise for newer acts such as:  Blaspherian, War Master, Disma, Birth A.D., and Cosmic Atrophy

All, with the exception of Disma, from Houston, outside of which there is a vast world, so lots of ground to cover, for example.

And I will be the first person to tip my hat to deathmetal.org.  Great site, great reviews, and they do the thankless work of finding good metal.  I have gotten some good tips and recommendations from there for sure!  You and Devamitra do a great job.  If people think DLA is too negative, deathmetal.org is a good alternative w/ high standards, nonetheless.

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Interzone / Re: Dark Legions Archive comments and critique
« on: March 06, 2010, 10:40:29 PM »

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It almost gives the feeling like no other new releases by existing bands or no other releases by ANY newer bands - good or bad, honest or disingenuous, sincere or fake, etc. - are ever good enough anymore to the standards of the DLA.  Is the DLA trying to give the impression that metal is dead or that they pretend or dwell on wishing it was 1980-something to 1990-something?  Sure, not everything being punched out today is all "good," but that shouldn't mean ignoring, let alone berating, what newer efforts by newcomers might still be worth a listen to either.

Where the fuck have you been?
Not to mention praise for newer acts such as:  Blaspherian, War Master, Disma, Birth A.D., and Cosmic Atrophy

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Interzone / Being more WARLIKE
« on: March 06, 2010, 03:45:46 PM »
(Inspired by another thread.)

 I ask you:  how can we be more warlike, as individuals, in an "everyday" sense?  What are some practical steps we can take to becoming more warlike?

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Interzone / Re: Do schools kill creativity?
« on: March 03, 2010, 01:53:22 AM »
I think there are other things publis schools need to address, first.  One is electives and requirements.  I know this varies greatly from school to school, but I would first of all make foreign languages completely elective OR start teaching it to the kids right away in grade school.  The 2 or 3 year requirement for high school kids is worthless unless it is an elective.  Think about it like this:  who is more important, an author who writes a book, or the translators that spreads it across the world?  I would also stop pushing business classes - elective - fine, requirement - no!  They're teaching kids HOW TO GET A JOB, NOT HOW TO THINK!  At least in my school the Talented and Gifted program was prominent, nobody seemed to think it was bumming the lesser students out.  They should be teaching less foreign language and business and more American Law, Civics, etc.  You should have to attend town meetings and write reports on them in high school.  You should be taught how your town's town meetings work, how you can propose things, introduce laws, etc.  Same w/ state government - just the logistical stuff!!  The kids in my college classes didn't even know how to get a hold of their representatives or the first place to look.

Back to elementary education, I have an idea:  I would have the kids build sandcastles, first plan it out on paper, then build it, then take a polaroid picture of it, then....SMASH IT!  Later in the week you could do a creative writing exercise - ask the kids:  what happens in your castle?  who lives there?, etc.  The basic idea is you teach different subjects, but the center "project" is always the same.  This would be so more profound for kids than the 7 subjects for 1 hour each, every day.  I would divide the day into morning and afternoon and have two different projects going all week.  So in the afternoon for one week, or maybe even two weeks, we would keep coming back to the sandcastle for the entire afternoon.  I really think the smashing part would be invaluable.

I also think English in high school is the most important subject, because it actually teaches kids HOW TO LIVE WELL!  You can't teach religion or morality directly, but when you read Mark Twain in Junior English you learn the difference between a good man and a scoundrel!  The Odyssey teaches high school kids about sacrifice, leadership, and heroism.  English is really the only place where you could learn "life lessons."  Calculus, physics, history, foreign language?  Important, but it doesn't teach you how to be a decent person or, even better, (god forbid) HEROIC!

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