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Messages - Jim Necroslaughter

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Metal / Re: Beherit - Engram
« on: April 13, 2009, 05:56:06 PM »
I thought the spoken introduction was unnecessary and lame.  It just kind of threw me off - I almost laughed.  I don't know...I guess it's not a big deal.  Anybody have the lyrics?

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Interzone / Re: ANUS Book List
« on: April 09, 2009, 03:02:34 PM »
I should clarify that the present scale is probably pretty close to final.  If we've forgotten anything essential, that is most important.  Any specific feedback on the above is also interesting (unless it isn't).

I see. In that case I would add George Orwell's "1984" and R.W. Emerson's "Representative Men" to the list. I don't know if the content of those is redundant if compared with the books already on the list, but like I said, I'm not familiar with most of the titles.

I would tentatively say "1984" is unnecessary given that "Brave New World" is on the list.  And in my opinion, "BNW" is the superior book, anyway.

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Interzone / Re: ANUS Book List
« on: April 08, 2009, 02:51:22 PM »
Don Quixote

and not to be a douche, but Fukuyama's title is "The End of HISTORY and the Last Man."

I think "Genealogy of Morals" or "Beyond Good & Evil" is more representative of Nietzsche than either "The Antichrist" or "Thus Spake."  "Antichrist" is quite beligerent and Nietzsche comes across somewhat petty, this is one of Nietzsche's later books, and he seems to be on the decline.  "Thus Spake" always struck me as unnecessarily disorienting given the fact that it's Nietzsche's philosophy in the guise of "fiction."  If you're going to have one book by Nietzsche, "Beyond Good & Evil" is a great catch-all.

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Metal / Re: Suspiciously similar riffs in metal music.
« on: April 07, 2009, 08:58:59 PM »
Mortuary - 'Abyss Angel' the "phrase/riff" starting @ 2:20 and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly "theme."  Am I off on this one?  At the very least it REMINDS me of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

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Interzone / Re: Hate/Grammar War
« on: April 04, 2009, 10:58:21 PM »
Forget pointless grammar. Why do we speak? To communicate messages. Following grammatical rules can often add to the meaning of our message, but it is not essential. If you want to come of as a professional follow the rules to the core. Yet for the most part, its irrelevant. Language is an instinct, it grows and changes as we do. We don't need to map it out all the time. There is nothing wrong with making it up as we go, that is how its always done. The meanings of things can change, its never meant to be set in stone in absolute. Its ridiculous to do that.

Some people find a need to read all the rules of the English language and follow them. Why? Because some people need an ego boost by feeling superior by using the English language the "right" way. As if that ever existed.

Is it that baffling to think the usage of the word discriminate can change? Is it even bad at all? So what if masses redefine some words. This isn't an attack on "correct" grammar completely. I just don't think there is a point to always follow the rules of the English language if it does nothing to enhance



I totally disagree.  It's very important to understand the proper use and origins of words.  Nietzsche was trained as a philologist, not a philosopher, by the way.  In Geneaology of Morals, Nietzsche shows the "evolution" of the words "bad," and "evil," and how they share a mutual antonym - "good."  By pointing this out, Nietzsche is able to build a foundation on which to critique slave morality.

Your line of thinking could result in a homogenization of language in which all words start to mean the same thing and thus we are able to express ourselves less specifically (that would be bad).  I think Schopenhauer said once the Latin language is forgotten, we will be nothing more than barbarians.

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Metal / Blackened Images
« on: April 03, 2009, 12:56:11 AM »
Mortuary "Blackened Images" - what an album!

Listen to the first track, the "riff"/phrase starting at 2:20 almost sounds like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Is their any other metal that sounds like this?

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Interzone / Re: evilmusic.com?
« on: April 01, 2009, 07:20:04 PM »
hey just to let everyone know, they got back to me today - so they are, indeed, still selling CDs.  anybody interested in picking up Mortem's "Decomposed by Possession" or "The Devil Speaks in Tongues," they are well stocked and only $8 and $10, respectively.

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Interzone / evilmusic.com?
« on: March 31, 2009, 03:57:32 PM »
are they still in business?  I'm getting no response from them.  thanks

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