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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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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 03:50:36 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.
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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« Last post by Annihilation on April 15, 2014, 03:43:39 PM »
THE question, then: what's left to discuss?

Courtesy, of course. I'll show myself out!
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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« Last post by Annihilation on April 15, 2014, 03:42:59 PM »

The post had a purpose, but you managed to invert it completely.

There's no such inversion. Point for point, tit for tat. We're spending the same time talking mountains. I agree that people ruin things, and there's varieties of cosmic alignment among folks. There's no point trying to "go beyond" what's been said, at least in your way.

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Do you get all your information elsewhere? What do you do with it? What does it mean to you?
Does it, in any way, contribute to the quality of your life?
Re: your last comment: was there something communicable in it? A point? A message?
I was unable to detect one.

Where is elsewhere? Where is yours, sir? Quality of life exists in all things. Communicated, and communicable. Pain and ecstasy exist as two sides of the same coin, as with intention and disorder. Space reveals itself over time - what is cryptic and what is explicit? Chuang-Tzu, your friend, was said to have said something about that.
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Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on April 15, 2014, 11:13:28 AM »
The review on the very good, forth full length album of AlNamrood from Saudi Arabia, "Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq (2014)", is online.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/alnamrood-heenyadharalghasq2014.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/alnamrood-heenyadharalghasq2014gv.php

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by Dylar on April 15, 2014, 04:44:30 AM »
Pollen has been tolerable, so far.  It's only recently gotten warm, and we've had enough rain to beat it down so far.  I'm fairly tolerant of the stuff, anyway.  I'm among the roughly 20% of people who don't react when exposed to poison ivy, too.  The weather still hasn't settled down into a predictable pattern yet, and it has my trout acting a little wonky. 
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Interzone / Re: A good day
« Last post by crow on April 15, 2014, 04:30:54 AM »
For sure. Nice salamander, too :)
How's the pollen count up there?
I'm choking on it here.

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