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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 12:04:13 am »
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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 12:07:46 am »
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2010, 03:00:23 am »
It is a good story, and definitely helps one understand the society quite a bit better, lol.

Although, what exactly is the line between outright pinealism and discussing some of the more vague and out there aspects of discordianism?
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2010, 03:06:22 am »
It is a good story, and definitely helps one understand the society quite a bit better, lol.

Although, what exactly is the line between outright pinealism and discussing some of the more vague and out there aspects of discordianism?

It's kind of like the line between being blunt and being a jerk. Hard to define and even harder to recognize when you're the one pushing it, but other people know when you've stepped over it.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2010, 03:18:39 am »
It's the line between liking Monty Python and sharing favorite moments with friends, and interjecting a Monty Python quote into every conversation that you possibly can.
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 01:30:28 pm »
Although, what exactly is the line between outright pinealism and discussing some of the more vague and out there aspects of discordianism?

Discussing aspects of "classic" Discordianism is much different than parroting fifty-year-old jokes that weren't very funny to start with.
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2010, 09:34:57 pm »
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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2010, 12:50:15 am »
I like this story.  It has excellent quality and flow.  I am disheartened, though, because my story "The Tale of Chaminade" was posted after this one while remaining oblivious to this work of art.  It's frustrating when you unknowingly post what seems like a mockery to a prior existence.  Regressing to the topic at hand, I thoroughly enjoyed your parable and shall now consider it the origin of Principia Discordia.

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2010, 06:11:36 pm »
It doesn't appear to be a mockery, as much as it appears to be so utterly stale and cliche that a story mocking it, and you, was already written.

Because you are a stereotype. There are six people who think just like you on every streetcorner. You are not original, clever, interesting, or mindblowing. All you are is "outlandish", where "outlandish" follows a known and predictable set of rules.

Stop trying so hard.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2010, 07:45:28 pm »
Please elaborate on this.  Your saying that my composition, "The Tale of Chaminade", is a common stereotype story that anyone on a streetcorner would write?  If so, then why are you so surprised by spotting it on these forums?  That seems like a contradiction of what you are saying.

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2010, 08:23:34 pm »
Lame troll is lame. Go away, poptart.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2010, 08:27:36 pm »
I agree, trolling is lame.  So stop doing it on my posts you hipocrite.

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2010, 08:35:02 pm »
I agree, trolling is lame.  So stop doing it on my posts you hipocrite.

 :lulz: This is my thread you're trolling. Moron.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2010, 08:39:16 pm »
Sorry to steal your thunder, then.

Here's one last reply for your post:

If you feel offended by my words or feel that I'm trolling you, then I apologize.  I just don't like people talking trash to me.

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Re: The Parable of Steve
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2010, 08:41:19 pm »
Sorry to steal your thunder, then.

Here's one last reply for your post:

If you feel offended by my words or feel that I'm trolling you, then I apologize.  I just don't like people talking trash to me.

You certainly don't have it in you to steal my thunder and I'm not offended. But you responded to honest feedback and criticism of your story by getting defensive and being an insufferable dick, so you're getting it back.

That's just how it goes.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku