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Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:21:33 am »
Obviously there is the objective definition that none of us have access to, and then there is the subjective definition(s) that are interpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted ad infinitum until one of them got to your wonderful little sensing organ (not that one, the OTHER sensing organ. No, I didn't mean it was small; stop being so insecure.).

I'm asking for lots of reasons, but I will boil it down to five:
1. Seemed like a good first thread
2. I just read the book last night (yea, all by myself)
3. I HAD to know.
4. Another awesome reason
5. My mommy made me do it

I'm also curious how all of you stumbled upon it. I'll need specific times, dates and places unless you were stoned or drunk. In that case, I'll just settle for whatever days, times and places you feel like saying. Circumstances would be nice too, though not too much detail because no one wants to hear your life story unless you say they do.
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 10:58:28 am »
What's a discordia?

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 11:12:24 am »
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 11:59:29 am »
I thought it was fiction, then it turned out to be fact.  Then, it turned out to be fiction again.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 02:18:17 pm »
Then she smacked my bitch up.

Again.
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 05:22:26 pm »
Obviously there is the objective definition that none of us have access to, and then there is the subjective definition(s) that are interpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted ad infinitum until one of them got to your wonderful little sensing organ...


Definitions do not work that way. Meaning is dependent on Context (including the context of the mind interpreting the symbols).

AKA "words do not carry inherent meaning". Welcome to Discordia, where your previous sense of reality means nothing.
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http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=31943.10
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 02:04:58 am »
>I'm also curious how all of you stumbled upon it.

When I was around 14 or so, a type of flash video called "animutations" were still popular. Because the typical format of animutations is that of seizure-inducing colours and images being flashed about on screen with random 0.01 second long interludes of text thrown in intermittenly, my friend and I would go through animutations frame by frame looking for "subliminal messages" and otherwise just trying to read the text that's too long to see in 0.01 seconds.
One particular video we dissected was Andrew Kepple's (TmsT) "French Erotic Film or Colin Mocrie vs. Jesus H Christ", set to the music of Ome Henk's "opblaaskrokodil".
On one frame we never noticed during full speed play, there was an image of dopefish from commander keen with the word "FNORD" printed under it. We knew TmsT was a fan of Id software games, but decided to play the 5 degrees of wikipedia with Fnord, which lead me to PD.com and reading the book.


>I'll need specific times, dates and places unless you were stoned or drunk.

Probably around 16:00 in 2003 or 2004 in april. I was not drunk or stoned.

 

>In that case, I'll just settle for whatever days, times and places you feel like saying.

See above

>Circumstances would be nice too, though not too much detail because no one wants to hear your life story unless you say they do.

Hope my post wasn't too life storyish then...

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 03:27:06 am »
Obviously there is the objective definition that none of us have access to, and then there is the subjective definition(s) that are interpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted and reinterpreted ad infinitum until one of them got to your wonderful little sensing organ (not that one, the OTHER sensing organ. No, I didn't mean it was small; stop being so insecure.).

I'm asking for lots of reasons, but I will boil it down to five:
1. Seemed like a good first thread
2. I just read the book last night (yea, all by myself)
3. I HAD to know.
4. Another awesome reason
5. My mommy made me do it

I'm also curious how all of you stumbled upon it. I'll need specific times, dates and places unless you were stoned or drunk. In that case, I'll just settle for whatever days, times and places you feel like saying. Circumstances would be nice too, though not too much detail because no one wants to hear your life story unless you say they do.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 03:27:24 am »
Still not sure I'm convinced.
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 03:10:38 pm »
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 07:25:21 pm »
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 04:09:54 am »
Since this thread clearly could go into at least five different directions, possibly ten based on the responses received, it is clear that some form of structure is in order. Obviously, all attempts at order inherently lead to chaos so the structure is as follows: when you read this, post the first thing that comes to your mind excluding anything in this post before reading any of the replies afterward. They'll either all be coherent or none will make any sense. I'm guessing the latter.
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 11:53:29 am »
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2014, 06:59:25 pm »
I thought it was fiction, then it turned out to be fact.  Then, it turned out to be fiction again.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 09:00:43 pm »
Is that a fact?