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Messages - Mithrandir

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Interzone / Re: Comic Books
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:22:34 AM »
I don't know whether Asterix books - if they are comics in the traditional sense- (originally in French) are known of at all in the USA...but they are at the forefront in my part of the world (Asia) and in Europe as well (English translations). I find their use of the English language is at an exceptionally high level (supposedly the French originals are even better), while the ability to weave humour around historical events is also very good. Worth checking out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix#English_translation

http://www.asterix.com/books/albums/

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Interzone / Re: Poetry Time
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:13:39 PM »
A ruptured destiny
In this sullen and nameless void
Absolution or affinity
The will quite often is never the weapon of choice
Karma dancing on the palms of unseen stars
The screaming womb bleeds in the dark
The pulse of the earth beats like a stallion’s heart
And we navigate change while refusing to abandon the constants

For what we’ll never be is what we’ll become
Deep emotional paralysis with all four walls closing in
Sometimes pain comes with purpose – sometimes it hangs around just for fun
No straightjacket saviors or friends trying to fly far across the sun
From the cradle to ashes - from the ashes to the grave
Tattered earth stained with the faithless and the brave

Flesh, sin and bone
A silent crusade into the unknown
The serpent and the swan
The lamb and the jackal
The knight and the pawn
A beautiful mind dreams of twisted things
A scarring old hope that bleeds like a bird with shattered wings

Where will you be when all of this fades away?

Where will you be when I cling onto the edge of infinity?

Where will you be when the children of the night lament for their tortured & troubled tribe?

Where will you be when I drown within my emptiness one last time? My last tangible fragment of humanity

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Interzone / Radio Nihil - Dead?
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:08:34 PM »
I used to enjoy it:

http://www.anus.com/zine/radio/

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I think Freddie Mercury is cool. Never heard anyone consider him a metal hero?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyVXFpD4k_s&feature=related

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Interzone / Re: Asian students
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:18:17 PM »
emotional autism =/= emotionless.

Their emotions are like a retards. It's like a pendulum on drugs. That's why most of their porn makes people uncomfortable.

Is that why they sound like they're getting raped?

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Interzone / Re: Asian students
« on: April 24, 2012, 04:23:34 PM »
Anyone who thinks Asians aren't emotional haven't seen any Asian Porn

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Interzone / Re: Why the admins are usually absent
« on: April 12, 2012, 04:16:28 PM »
What happened to corrupt.org?


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Interzone / Is lack of Global Awareness good?
« on: April 07, 2012, 03:43:46 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqi0DwNLJdM&sns=fb

Many are quick to label this person "dumb." But what is she missing by not knowing what Europe is? She's richer than her naysayers (if wealth is the measure of her self-worth) and doesn't need to impress anyone with her knowledge of world affairs (isn't that what it boils down to?)

Is this an example of a "dumb" american? Or is ignorance bliss?

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Interzone / Re: How to get brutally strong
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:11:25 PM »
Thanks for all the encouraging replies, let me get cracking :)

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Interzone / Re: How to get brutally strong
« on: February 26, 2012, 12:54:20 PM »
I weigh a mere 130 pounds at nearly 6 feet. I eat until I am full, but it is very very difficult to gain weight. I play tennis and swim, but do not do any strength training as I am afraid I will lose more weight. What should I do?

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Interzone / Re: Human rights
« on: December 26, 2011, 09:53:22 AM »
One way to take on a human rights activist is by asking him the definition of human behavior. Any society will have some consensus of how to treat each other, most commonly a human rights activist will insist on equality. Then point out the inequality between people. If you have the nerves then you could ask him if he considers the rights of his children as important as the rights of the pedophile who would molest them. If he thinks the pedophile has equal rights then ask him why the pedophile should be locked up then. If he's hardcore humanist he will say the pedophile needs to be cured so he can return to society (in other cases he will say the pedophile needs punishment, if he says that then you've basically won alread


The idea of equal rights doesn't entail that people can't forfeit certain rights by violating the rights of others, so I don't really see your point here.

This was my contention as well. Umbrage, what say you? I like your argument, but I am not sure I can think of a counter for what would be considered forfeit as pointed out above, especially if the same violation is not culturally justified?

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Interzone / Human rights
« on: December 24, 2011, 06:07:50 PM »
What are they? Are they real? Farce? How do I take on a human right activist?

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Interzone / Re: John Stuart Mill
« on: December 19, 2011, 01:41:20 PM »
Never read it and don't plan to. Little of Mill is useful in today's politics (unless your a hardcore libertarian).

Can you justify your statement, if you have never read it? This is purely for my information.

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Interzone / Preaching what he practices
« on: December 18, 2011, 03:18:32 PM »
A buddhist metalhead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjhce63L0N4&fb_source=message\

Is this one of you?

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