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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 03:33:27 pm »
Fun used to be messy.  A lot of it had a bit of risk associated with it.  Some of it was just plain dumb, but in the end, a good time was had by all.  Nothing was planned, there wasn't a Saturday night package you could purchase and sit back and experience.  You went out and did it.

It's still that way.  You just have to work at it a little harder.

See and there you have it.  You have to work at it a bit, it doesn't come pre-packaged, just add water, from the shelf.  It isn't convenient.  There are no guaranteed results.

So is it programming that we want and demand the package or is it laziness because it takes effort?

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 03:37:28 pm »
Fun used to be messy.  A lot of it had a bit of risk associated with it.  Some of it was just plain dumb, but in the end, a good time was had by all.  Nothing was planned, there wasn't a Saturday night package you could purchase and sit back and experience.  You went out and did it.

It's still that way.  You just have to work at it a little harder.

See and there you have it.  You have to work at it a bit, it doesn't come pre-packaged, just add water, from the shelf.  It isn't convenient.  There are no guaranteed results.

So is it programming that we want and demand the package or is it laziness because it takes effort?

Yep.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 03:41:49 pm »
I think all the stuff I said in "Why is Discordia relevant in 09" is still relevant..

We're living in information saturated times, and that complicates forming an identity, an opinion, a worldview, a reality tunnel... A lot of people out there are lost and lonely, bewildered by this period of rapid change and upheaval.

Where we come in - I've always liked St. Mae's approach to Discordia, she considers herself "Clergy for the Weird".

One goal is to give people tools and signposts to help them figure out how to operate their brains and relate to 2012. The Discordian attitude is extremely useful here---

-You are not your group
-You are not your self
-Your most cherished beliefs are probably bullshit
-Order and Disorder are matters of perspective
-Be mindful of the two man con
-Humor, Joy, and Re-appropriation are tools you can use to turn a bad situation into a good one
-transform your environment piece by piece
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what I think we need:

The Principia Discordia 2012


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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 06:13:45 pm »


what I think we need:

The Principia Discordia 2012


<*thunder and lightning*>

We're itching for it, I think.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2011, 06:31:14 pm »


what I think we need:

The Principia Discordia 2012


<*thunder and lightning*>

We're itching for it, I think.

Who gets to decide what goes in?
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2011, 06:34:31 pm »


what I think we need:

The Principia Discordia 2012


<*thunder and lightning*>

We're itching for it, I think.

Who gets to decide what goes in?

Whoever grabs thewheel, one would suppose, individually or collectively. 
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2011, 06:38:55 pm »


what I think we need:

The Principia Discordia 2012


<*thunder and lightning*>

We're itching for it, I think.

Who gets to decide what goes in?

Whoever grabs thewheel, one would suppose, individually or collectively. 

Oh, dear.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2011, 06:39:23 pm »
what's the right answer?

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2011, 06:45:04 pm »
what's the right answer?

Who knows?

If the two of you are willing, I suggest you two pick a third as a tie-breaker when you can't agree, and do it.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2011, 06:45:27 pm »
what's the right answer?

I don't know.  If I thought I knew, I'd have suggested it.  But here's the thing...We have two "archetypes" of Discordians, at least in the writing and drawing set, and I don't see both sides getting represented.  If I had my way, I'd try to evenly mix the more optimistic stuff in with the HAHA MONKEYS stuff...But I've already been dumped from one intermittens because of my outlook, and I therefore am not feeling terribly optimistic that a good cross section will be represented.

And while intermittens is no big deal, something as ambitious and representative of the movement/religion/whatnot IS.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 07:00:27 pm »
I actually have a lucid thought on this, if I may...

Might we start a thread, have people suggest and or vote on specific headings or chapters, then hold a competition and have everyone have the opportunity to vote on their favorite or maybe the top two.

This will hopefully accomplish a couple of things.  First, it will get people's brains working during all this xmas feasting and second, it will give us a combined project which we seem to do really well on.

Thoughts?

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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 07:03:43 pm »
I actually have a lucid thought on this, if I may...

Might we start a thread, have people suggest and or vote on specific headings or chapters, then hold a competition and have everyone have the opportunity to vote on their favorite or maybe the top two.

This will hopefully accomplish a couple of things.  First, it will get people's brains working during all this xmas feasting and second, it will give us a combined project which we seem to do really well on.

Thoughts?

I like that.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 07:04:32 pm »
Seems like a decent idea to me.  
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 07:08:57 pm »
I like this.  Working together pleases me.  If it can be done without people getting butthurt over constructive criticism or their pieces not being picked, excellent.
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Re: Where does Discordia fit in 2012?
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 07:18:54 pm »
I like this.  Working together pleases me.  If it can be done without people getting butthurt over constructive criticism or their pieces not being picked, excellent.

Should be easy enough to make a I AM SO BUTTHURT BECAUSE I WASN'T CHOSEN thread and force the smarting anuses to weep there.
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