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Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:02:58 AM »
There was some pop-song recently which quotes (mis-quotes) Nietzsche:

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".

It may be a strong contender.  ;D

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Interzone / Re: Anarchy
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:56:49 AM »
There used to be a very simple concept that covered all of this.
'Consideration'.
Unfortunately, due to ego-reinforcement, this has become extinct.

It's getting to a point where nobody can agree on anything anymore. It's not that they can see the opposing point of view but just don't agree on it, but that they simply can't be bothered. Meanwhile the more impassioned/frustrated among us resort blowing peoples brains out in order to change their minds. Well, I guess it inadvertently does. Sort of.  ???

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Interzone / Disorder inspires imaginative ideas
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:47:27 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2385384/University-Minnesota-study-finds-working-cluttered-environment-makes-creative.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10910094

Probably flawed (especially as regards defining creativity in the first place) but interesting nonetheless. Do any creative people here have a preference for tidy of messy? and what do you make of it?

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Interzone / Re: The hard question
« on: August 08, 2013, 04:00:10 AM »
Art is very important but it needs to be undeniably brilliant and something that would hit people like a sledgehammer at this point for them to even feel it. Society I've long thought is getting evidently more toxic and certain things probably need to be banned outright though this is way above my scope for the time being.

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Interzone / Re: Trolling Hipsters on the streets of NY
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:50:35 AM »
I think a sense of humour is important but this guy is about as nauseating as hipsterdom itself.

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Interzone / Connection vs Attachment
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:47:24 AM »
Connection is about the highest, mightiest thing in life that I can conceive of. The life-long love for another person. The memory of that landscape (whatever it might be) frozen in your mind. Beauty. Terror. The point at which music seems a greater motivating force than the transient, everyday rabble.

Basically, a reason beyond the self, coupled with the thought that one day you will be dead and that even physical pain will be nothing compared to the inevitable loss of whatever connections you were able to make in life as you see it coming to an end.

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Interzone / Re: Impression of reality
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:42:32 AM »
I didn’t want to reduce this discussion to one of genre or aesthetics and only used “Impressionism” in broad terms as an example of how the underlying process of reality (if there even is one) can be quite ambiguous at the best of times. Though I must say people’s responses here have been very insightful.

What I mean to question is how things in life can be viewed differently by different people depending on where they fit into the bigger picture and just where does one draw the line between those different views/impressions of reality, the reality they see and the lack of it.

The way one person sees the colour blue for example might be considerably more green or red than someone else. But who would know? Perhaps it depends on how much time one has to notice things.

What about a blind man who has only his memory or imagination to go by?

What heightened visual or tactile sensitivity might a deaf person have developed to compensate for what the majority would perceive to be their disability?

Can they still hear their own thoughts or imagine sound based on written descriptions? What about sub-sonic vibrations not heard by the ear but felt within the body?

How did the great Ludwig Van do it?

What experience is conveyed in the music of Wagner that was philosophically incomprehensible in the days of Mozart or Bach?

What do some find in the past or present that others do not?

Are we not conditioned to see reality a certain way?

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Interzone / Re: Your Soul.
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:41:28 PM »
Is a soul finite or infinite?
Is it possible for two people to share a soul?
Is there a finite amount of souls that can exist in this world?

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Metal / Re: Darkthrone, a day in the life of
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:05:17 PM »
A hard day’s work can be quite humbling but more often than not extremely mind-numbing, unless of course you’re in a position of considerable influence (though people with souls rarely are [evident bold generalization/gut feeling]). At any rate I will forever respect Darkthrone for their first six albums through which they truly achieved transcendence. Highlighting and exalting the otherworldly over the mundane and neurotic aspects of the daily grind. Sadly enough they were too arrogant to see this and thus converted the highpoint of their lives into a part-time day job. Ironically the day-job is exactly how every everyman seeks to define his life.

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Metal / Re: Crust Punk
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
Do check out some of the other bands I mentioned previously

will do

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Interzone / Re: Point of reference
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:25:45 PM »
connection/disconnection

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Interzone / Re: International Alliance Against the BS Leftism
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:23:45 PM »
There's a black cloud of doom forming over the west. A malaise that's turning even the most intelligent people into aggressive cynics, pessimists, passive nihilists, alcoholics, masturbaters, videogamers, or just plain unpleasant people to be around. Everybody's fucking miserable and it makes me sick.

This coincides with the rise of the internet. Information overstimulates us and we're taking far more bullshit than our brains evolved to process. You may have had a clear grasp of reality in the past. You may have had "beliefs", "ideals", or just a good understanding of things. Now you're just an animal put in state of delirium by an overdose of stimulation. A primate brain convoluted by a wealth of junk information that does nothing but tug emotion and leads to no knowledge or insight whatsoever.

Shut it all off for a while. Find someone to fuck. It relieves a lot of tension. If you can't, go in the woods, find a deer, and jerk off in front of it. It better than wasting four hours in front of a fucking computer screen.

Listen to metal, classical, Dead Can Dance, or whatever brings the most feelings of stability. Read Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, the Tao Te Ching, The Bhagavad Gita, or even Harry Potter. Anything that makes you forget the bullshit or reminds you of what really matters.


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Interzone / Point of reference
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:42:30 PM »
Humility      <------------------------->    Pride

Wanting       < ------------------------>    Needing

Thinking         <--------------------->   Feeling

World               <------------------>    Self

Love                   <-------------->    Fear

Freedom          <--------------->      Responsibility

Sense         <-------------------->      Filter

Night       <------------------------>    Day

Me            <--------------------------->   You

God              <---------------------->   Gods

Moral            <-------------------->   Post-moral

Animal            <---------------------->     God

Dream        <------------------------>       Reality

 Binary            <--------------->      Context

Communication   <------->    Entertainment
 
    Conscious      <---->    Subconscious

                Life      <-->    DEATH!

                             :)

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Interzone / Impression of reality
« on: July 28, 2013, 02:54:01 PM »
Recently I was looking at paintings by the French impressionists (esp. Monet, Signac) and find that I am very much drawn to the style of this time period. As the title implies it is as though these painters take an impression of what they saw rather than try and construct reality verbatim.

My question is: do you think this constitutes in any way a preference for non-reality or is it that what we think of as reality isn’t always what it is?

If this is the case, does it then depend on a given individual and what exactly their impression of reality is? Or at least that it aligns with your own?

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Metal / Re: Crust Punk
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:33:27 PM »
What Neurosis is worth listening to? I've only heard Through Silver in Blood and some subsequent releases.

"Pain of Mind" is pretty badass. Sort of like a more bassy, proggy Discharge.

I've been listening to this album over the last couple of weeks and it's really top notch plus I can sort of relate to the feeling of having ones brain stuck in a pressure cooker. Easily on par with Discharge and Amebix.

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