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Interzone / How I fucked your mother and other stories.
« Last post by death metal black metal on April 22, 2014, 02:19:50 PM »
I realize the internet is a big Rumpus Room. It's where people go to blow off steam.

The difference here is that we're seeking to avoid the sickness of society at large. Society is sick; every charlatan acknowledges that. But here, there's a difference: we seek solutions.

The first solution is a very simple one. It is to stop carrying the sickness with us. Since the sickness is a frame of mind and series of behaviors, task #1 is to purge those from ourselves.

I propose that this forum resolve to exclusively pursue this path, and for new users to be quiet until they think they've begun beating this disease.
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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by crow on April 22, 2014, 04:31:37 AM »
You're doing what so many intellectuals do. Defining something you don't begin to understand.
I am the polar opposite of a solipsist. If I seem to be one, to you, you might want to take another look at what makes you want to define other people. Or imagine you are able to.
A good idea, really, to know yourself before defining what others are.

It's people that behave like you that make me really, really, sick of the whole concept of intellect.
If that's the best use you can make of it, well, there's nothing much you're good for.

I'll tell you how unbelievably dumb intellectuals are:
They are unable to resist taking pot shots at forum admins. How dumb is that?
So clever.

I'll share this with you: I fucking hate being an admin on such a turdhole as this forum.
And I fucking hate jumped-up douchebags like you, and a whole shitload of others.

Transcendence and growth? What a riot. Like you would know about that.
Take a fuckin' hike.


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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by Imposition on April 22, 2014, 04:14:53 AM »
Well fine. I have told you how it is with me.
You have told me how it is with you.
My position hinges on it being by far the best thing I have come up with, by way of being able to live my life, in a way that provides immense satisfaction and peace. Nothing else even comes close.
How well does yours work, for you?

This is called solipsism, and is ironically close to what your favourite writer, Mr Brett Stevens, posits as underlying the 'decay of civilisation'.

This wouldnt be a problem, if your opinion was not all pervasive around these forums. Every thread is defined and judged upon whether it meets your extremely personal and unusual standards. The criterion is no longer something mind independent, where discussion is open to transcedence and growth, it stops with the preferences of some bloke based on what ideas have made him feel good. But there are so many different ways to live and so many starting points and contingencies that what makes some one individual feel content can be so utterly arbitrary.
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Metal / Re: You probably haven't heard of Morir es Vivir but...
« Last post by fenrir on April 22, 2014, 02:06:39 AM »
Also, the name is pretty ridiculous, even as far as Death Metal names go:
"To Die is to Live".  Really? what's that supposed to mean?  That your life starts after death only? is this a Christian band?  or are they just whining about their lives and how much they want to die? Or is it just an attempt at getting a cool name without thinking too much about what it means?
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Metal / Re: You probably haven't heard of Morir es Vivir but...
« Last post by fenrir on April 22, 2014, 02:03:56 AM »
they are one of the most talented death metal bands I've ever heard.

You haven't listened to much good Death Metal, have you? 
This is OK for an amateur band making pop-structured Death Metal-sounding music.
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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by crow on April 21, 2014, 10:11:24 PM »
Battle, for me, is what I engage in, if I must, for my survival. Not to win.
In fact, although I have never lost a fight, it could as well be said I have never won.
I fight the adversary to a standstill, then exit.
I speak, of course, of physical battle.
But it applies to any form of battle.
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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by Dylar on April 21, 2014, 09:28:03 PM »
No. I would say you haven't yet had enough battles to be sick and tired of them.

"Struggle" and "battle" aren't necessarily the same thing.  Battle is waged with an objective in mind—victory, conquest.  Me, I'm not looking to win, nor even for a fight; the joy is to just be in the arena.  It's more in the nature of Beckett's famous mantra:

"Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter.  Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better."

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But you can only take so many gratuitous risks before one of them kills you.

You can only avoid so many risks before one of them kills you anyway.
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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by crow on April 21, 2014, 08:57:24 PM »
No. I would say you haven't yet had enough battles to be sick and tired of them.
Or to have learned all there is to learn from having them.
I was a lot like you, in earlier times. Battles made me more alive than anything else did.
But you can only take so many gratuitous risks before one of them kills you.
The trick is to know when enough is enough.

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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by Dylar on April 21, 2014, 08:36:36 PM »
What if I told you I put little stock in satisfaction or peace?  What if I told you that I find my joy in struggle, not in contentment?  How about if I said I love questions more than answers, or that success without failure leaves me feeling more empty than anything else?  I've never been moved by knowing things; it's the not-knowing that makes knowing worthwhile.

Would you say that I'm wrong?
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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« Last post by crow on April 21, 2014, 08:15:45 PM »
Well fine. I have told you how it is with me.
You have told me how it is with you.
My position hinges on it being by far the best thing I have come up with, by way of being able to live my life, in a way that provides immense satisfaction and peace. Nothing else even comes close.
How well does yours work, for you?

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