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Interzone / Re: Vis Comica
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 11:32:41 PM »
Healthy children, when very young, have not yet been 'taught' to destroy the wit they have, and replace it with plodding, mechanical intellect.
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 11:31:02 PM »
Haha :)
You got that right!
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by Dylar on April 15, 2014, 08:59:23 PM »
I don't think most pay attention to the details of the performances of others, but when you decline to perform at all, they notice.  It confuses and therefore angers them. 
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Interzone / Re: Vis Comica
« Last post by Transilvania on April 15, 2014, 08:13:22 PM »
Really a fantastic post here.

Though, this has prodded me to ask of myself a variety of questions.

Do things like 'satire' develop when a society has lost it's naivete? Is satire just sourpuss attitude (Take Juvenal for example)?

At any rate.

Though I suppose that's why one sees children laughing the most. Not only are they the most foolish- they are often said to be the most 'radiantly' intelligent of all.
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Interzone / Re: Vis Comica
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
Another brilliant thread.
There is, in fact, only one kind of smile. The kind you almost never see.
Among the plethora of grimaces, rictuses, expressions intended to convey something that isn't there, defensive posturing, and deliberate distractions.
Humour fills the uncluttered soul. So full, that it spills out, all over the place.
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Interzone / Vis Comica
« Last post by Sr.Aquiles on April 15, 2014, 07:16:26 PM »
Laugh is the virtuous recognition of distortion, contradiction and ugliness it reveals the pathetic and ridicule of our twisted reality.

There is wisdom in a smile.  Although, only a fool can really laugh. I am a fool. I laugh at everything, even when i do not laugh.

What I see others doing is not laugh: there is malice and selfishness in it. They are cowards, who stand behind their disguises, scorning others.

There are different ways to smile. Your choice will reveal your own nature.

There are a lot of fools in this planet, but how many know how to smile?
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 06:55:24 PM »
Actually, nobody gives a shit about anybody else's performance.
They're usually too concerned with giving their own.
There's nothing like a beautiful trout for being just exactly what it is.
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by Dylar on April 15, 2014, 06:31:05 PM »
Fly fishing is definitely what you make of it.  It's much like mountain climbing in the sense that there's a whole industry (gear and apparel, private "trophy water," "destination" fly fishing in exotic locales etc.) that's been built up around the twin principles of, A.) making hard things eas(y/ier) and B.) catering to the egos and feeding the insecurities of anglers.  It's a sport full of dilettantes and gear hipsters, most of whom really ought to be old enough to know better.  It's also a sport that will take you places you can get lost in, if you're of the right mindset.  Trout don't give a shit about whether you perform the self for them. 
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 04:41:52 PM »
Time for a haircut, young fella. You'll give deathmetalheads a bad name.
Which is sort of what my former Pentecostal friends would regularly say to me, in an effort to have me become as they were.
I'll bet none of them knew squat about fly fishing.

Fly fishing...
The fisherman prepares himself. He joins the river, and goes with it. The line goes with it. The fly goes with it.
The man does not catch the fish. The line does not catch the fish. Nor the fly. Nor the hook.
None of these catch anything. They merely wait. The fish catches itself.

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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« Last post by Annihilation on April 15, 2014, 03:55:10 PM »
Here's something:
I have observed that when ego-filled people 'conquer' a peak, they take their egos up with them, and give full vent to them at the top. The mountain does not diminish the ego. Rather it inflates it even more.
While the humble ascend, at a graceful pace, and are humbled more by the ascendant position they reach.
The mountain serves to amplify. For better, or worse.

Hah! Well put!
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