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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 02:51:48 am

Title: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 02:51:48 am
Hello.  Assuming you're not a google-spider thing or a wrathful ex-member seeking your glorious revenge, there are a few things you need to know, and a few things we need to know.  I'll start with what we need to know:

1.  Who the hell are you, and how did you find this place?  You're a cop, right?  Yeah you are.  Or you're wearing a wire.  I can smell that shit, and you are most definitely some kind of spy for government agencies that never heard of us and wouldn't care if they did.  Fess up.

2.  Why on Earth would you join a religion that worships a Greek God...And not just ANY Greek God, but the one all the OTHER Greek Gods thought was a troublemaker?  You're just asking for it, you know.

3.  Do you know any good recipes?  Because we have a section for that, and I'm trying to learn to cook.

Now, what you need to know:

1.  We've read the Principia Discordia (and we don't advise it to anyone).  We have all seen every Monty Python movie ever made.  Quoting either one gets you The Punishment™.  Or at least gets you ignored.

2.  We are a bundle of bad wiring, so don't try to be the weirdest person in the room your first time out.  Absurdism only works if it's funny, and word salad isn't funny.

3.  Nobody here believes that "all opinions are of equal value", so be warned: If you're spouting alt-right shit or the dogma of lesser religions, you're going to get laughed at. 

4.  We only have 6 rules that get you banned.  Learn them.

5.  If you want to pimp your music or your art or anything like that, please restrict it to the subforum "Bring & Brag".  If that's all you're here to do, shove off.

6.  Our board's owner ("The Mgt") left in disgust recently.  That should tell you what you're in for.  The board is currently run by an Irish guy who doesn't give a shit about any of us.  He just sits in a drafty castle in Ireland somewhere, eating corned beef and listening to The Bay City Rollers on Pandora.  He doesn't care if we live or die. 

7.  There are two admins and one moderator that are here on a semi-regular basis...Myself, Cain, and LMNO.  We don't care if you're being trolled or whatnot, we only care about the 6 bannable offenses.  Again, learn them.  If someone's giving you grief, use the ignore function.  If one of the admins is that person, you can't ignore us, so just scroll on by.

All that being said, go ahead and introduce yourself.  People will say "Hi, new guy!", because we've lost our mojo and can't bring ourselves to shit on noobs like back in the day.  We apologize for this, and hope you are not too disappointed.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on February 22, 2017, 03:15:23 am
For the love of all that's holy, do NOT send a recipie to Roger.

I'm not sure if you've ever seen air spontaneously combust. Which means you haven't seen Roger try to make an ego waffle.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 03:18:12 am
For the love of all that's holy, do NOT send a recipie to Roger.

I'm not sure if you've ever seen air spontaneously combust. Which means you haven't seen Roger try to make an ego waffle.

This is an exaggeration brought on by a sequence of bizarre events that no reasonable person could have possibly foreseen.

Grilled cheese isn't even flammable for fuck's sake.  I know this because I tried to repeat the incident using a map gas torch, and it just shriveled up.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 22, 2017, 05:11:07 am
what are the 6 rules tho
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 05:12:16 am
what are the 6 rules tho

You know them, they're posted down in the forums subforum.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 22, 2017, 05:32:11 am
what are the 6 rules tho

You know them, they're posted down in the forums subforum.


Yeah but what if someone doesn't want to do that much reading. Shouldn't we, like, hold their hand?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on February 22, 2017, 01:06:46 pm
That's not their hand...
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 22, 2017, 04:15:28 pm
I can't find the six banable offenses.

I'm Nazi Puncher, hello again. I came here because I read that chaos magic and Discorians were behind the alt-right and wanted to punch them but then it turns out you guys hate them as much as I do. So now we can team up and be a powerful NAZI PUNCHING FIGHTING FORCE

I don't worship anything, I was told that I am now an honorary Discordian by coming here. I've been doing a lot of reading on it the past couple of days though, seems like it's all about restoration of balance, which I agree with. Things are getting unbalanced and we need to restore it

recipe: 1 tablespoon of my fist
a dash of Nazis (republicans as substitute)
mix in a bowl
punch until STFU
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on February 22, 2017, 04:17:59 pm
Hi there, punchy.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 22, 2017, 04:22:31 pm
How do I change my icon?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Freeky on February 22, 2017, 04:28:40 pm
I can't find the six banable offenses.

I'm Nazi Puncher, hello again. I came here because I read that chaos magic and Discorians were behind the alt-right and wanted to punch them but then it turns out you guys hate them as much as I do. So now we can team up and be a powerful NAZI PUNCHING FIGHTING FORCE

I don't worship anything, I was told that I am now an honorary Discordian by coming here. I've been doing a lot of reading on it the past couple of days though, seems like it's all about restoration of balance, which I agree with. Things are getting unbalanced and we need to restore it

recipe: 1 tablespoon of my fist
a dash of Nazis (republicans as substitute)
mix in a bowl
punch until STFU

I take issue with this. Republican != Nazi or even just plain garden variety racist.

Case in point:

(http://giphy.com/gifs/report-colbert-donald-13GzQXyuC7yH0Q)

Very republican Stephen Colbert hates Trump as much as the next guy, and makes fun of him as hard as he can.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Faust on February 22, 2017, 04:31:38 pm
That's because he is a lazy troll, with an axe to grid, who hides behind Tor.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 22, 2017, 04:40:41 pm
Stephen Colbert isn't republican is he

how did you know I use tor, and no I'm not a troll I already told you guys I like more stuff than just punching nazis.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 04:43:40 pm
How do I change my icon?

Well, first your icon has to really want to change...
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 04:44:24 pm


Very republican Stephen Colbert

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 04:44:59 pm
That's because he is a lazy troll, with an axe to grid, who hides behind Tor.

169% RP.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 22, 2017, 04:49:12 pm
I tried changing it in the settings but it doesn't work  :cry:

How do I change my icon?

Well, first your icon has to really want to change...
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Faust on February 22, 2017, 04:50:32 pm
That's because he is a lazy troll, with an axe to grid, who hides behind Tor.

169% RP.
That or friends from those alt-right forums.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on February 22, 2017, 05:07:03 pm
How do I change my icon?

Well, first your icon has to really want to change...

:potd:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 22, 2017, 07:44:56 pm
I can't find the six banable offenses.


That's hardly my fault.  They are clearly posted.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Freeky on February 22, 2017, 08:31:31 pm
Stephen Colbert isn't republican is he


Yes he is. He talks about it sometimes.

Edit: It's mentioned here, he's a conservative Republican. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5DMwYHIiCY&index=5&list=PLiZxWe0ejyv880ludyJqIm7Km3y2FYOeG
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Junkenstein on February 22, 2017, 08:55:07 pm
I can't find the six banable offenses.


That's hardly my fault.  They are clearly posted.

And stated on registration.

So you're being deliberately ignorant now.

That's a bannable offence, by the way.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 22, 2017, 09:05:21 pm
I can't find the six banable offenses.

I'm Nazi Puncher, hello again. I came here because I read that chaos magic and Discorians were behind the Rebranded White Nationalism and wanted to punch them but then it turns out you guys hate them as much as I do. So now we can team up and be a powerful NAZI PUNCHING FIGHTING FORCE

I don't worship anything, I was told that I am now an honorary Discordian by coming here. I've been doing a lot of reading on it the past couple of days though, seems like it's all about restoration of balance, which I agree with. Things are getting unbalanced and we need to restore it

recipe: 1 tablespoon of my fist
a dash of Nazis (republicans as substitute)
mix in a bowl
punch until STFU

Republicans aren't Nazis by fucking default, WTF is wrong with you
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 23, 2017, 01:17:19 am
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

I missed it on registration, I don't remember seeing banable offences! I'm sorry
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: IPunchNazis on February 23, 2017, 01:20:10 am
fuck I'm sorry, I just want to be here to help, look I apologize, I feel like I've been apologizing since I got here.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Junkenstein on February 23, 2017, 01:22:18 am
Why do you think that is?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on February 23, 2017, 01:26:20 am
fuck I'm sorry, I just want to be here to help, look I apologize, I feel like I've been apologizing since I got here.

You're doing it wrong.

Look at my sig.  THAT is how you ambiguously apologize.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: the Tart on March 22, 2017, 10:30:54 pm
THE TART

                    Recently my family had me civilly committed and I completed 46 days in a CD inpatient facility

DELICIOUS

                    Methamphetamine got the best of me

I KICKED

                   a 3 year opiate habit and a 12 year benzo dependency during the same time

BUT

                      I can't quit smoking cigarettes

IM CURRENTLY

                      wearing a patch on each butt cheek it doesn't seem to be helping I better start free-basing them

SOBER LIFE

                      is pretty boring although I feel pretty healthy

BUT THEN AGAIN

                      I'm posting on my life story to random strangers on the internet

I FOUND THE WEBSITE

                      while researching the 23 enigma I'm totally blown away

THANKS

                      for letting me join your community

Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Cramulus on March 23, 2017, 01:11:20 am
welcome back
             TO REALITY
oops
             THERE GOES GRAVITY

etc


if you're going to post your life story to STRANGERS
we're not strangers ANYMORE

Hi Tart
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 23, 2017, 02:52:11 am
welcome back
             TO REALITY
oops
             THERE GOES GRAVITY

etc


if you're going to post your life story to STRANGERS
we're not strangers ANYMORE

Hi Tart

I would argue that CRAM
is PRETTY FUCKING STRANGE

The rest of us are NORMAL.
At least MOSTLY.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 23, 2017, 07:51:52 am
The european normalcy standard is actually based on me
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 23, 2017, 01:16:02 pm
DON'T
         listen
                  TO
                      the
                             CAPTAIN.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 23, 2017, 01:18:48 pm
Also, hi new person!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 23, 2017, 03:50:07 pm
Hey  there, new guy*!














*Terminology not based on assumptions about  your genitals
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 23, 2017, 04:11:14 pm
DON'T
         listen
                  TO
                      the
                             CAPTAIN.

The CAPTAIN
  Is the CAPTAIN

For DAMNED GOOD REASONS
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Ziegejunge on March 24, 2017, 04:02:34 pm
Greetings, Tart!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on March 24, 2017, 05:21:48 pm
DON'T
         listen
                  TO
                      the
                             CAPTAIN.

The CAPTAIN
  Is the CAPTAIN

For DAMNED GOOD REASONS

Mutiny.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 24, 2017, 06:49:14 pm
DON'T
         listen
                  TO
                      the
                             CAPTAIN.

The CAPTAIN
  Is the CAPTAIN

For DAMNED GOOD REASONS

Mutiny.

No.  Yes.  Die.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 12:58:50 am
Who the hell am I? Who the hell are you and how did this ubiquitous leaping cockroach of a religion manifest from the anals (yes) of my mind into someone else's and onto paper? I feel as if I've been living my life knowing all these truths intuitively and come by this site and the things that entails the same way. That's not to say I ever really listen to that intuition that has done naught but guide me true when indulged. With every reason and every obvious benefit, it still looms oppressive that I stick to what I know rather than what I KNOW.

Which brings me to why I'm here, ultimately: Nothing seems real anymore. Sure. A common lament among the dreamy-eyed, lazy-ass ponderers with no actionable experience from which to draw that conclusion. So, too, is it nonetheless true that, in the course of my day-to-day, I pour untold amounts of energy into the world around me- The people that populate it for me; with me; against me; at my side, behind, and before me- and feel a right Quixote* when they look at me like I'm an idiot for caring about their wellbeing, happiness, and soul when they don't have time for that.

Which pisses me off like nothing else when I didn't have to bother to take the time in the first place. So why bother?

Which seems like an answer to the question in its own right, but what the fuck. I didn't care like this at one point in my life; had never felt the unyielding, burning energy of true and unconditional love. Never asked to. Now I've got these feelings and shit and no one gives me nothing but grief for them.

I don't want to leave those I care for behind, but what shall I do when they wont come with me where I'm needed? Neither can I hate them, for they are only living to their nature.

Also, I can cook. Like I was born to. Should I start a thread for simple recipes and dumb cooking questions? I'm a big user of 'scratch' methods, so be prepared to do the work to get the food just like the hunter gather-ers of old.

If anyone is interested, I also know a bunch of odd-and-end stupid human tricks and ultimately useless but intriguing knowledge that may or may not be true, and have a few unmarketable skills for curio.

Hi, Y'all. My name is Tom. Probably.

*(Here referenced for his Massive Genital Relative Gravity and it's propensity to attract only small bits of metal and debris rather than an appreciative, oiled, and [redacted] girl named Dulcinea. It ultimately caused his death a few kilometers south from La Mancha when, passing a free-energy windfarm, he was impaled about the crotchal region with a number of steel turbine blades)
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 01:23:37 am
I like the cooking bit, but this is a no-Morrissey zone.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 01:46:22 am
Nevermind then.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 29, 2017, 04:01:43 am
I'm way beyond never minding, and also have no idea who this Morrissey is.

Apparently worth preemptive flouncing over. Probably best to not correct this particular bit of ignorance.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 04:40:01 am
I'm way beyond never minding, and also have no idea who this Morrissey is.

Apparently worth preemptive flouncing over. Probably best to not correct this particular bit of ignorance.

Morrissey is the crown prince of sad.  He teaches us that deaf/mute girls are terrible at telling you that a disaster is occurring, and that when you get famous, all your old friends hate you for buying new tee shirts.  Morrissey fans are best known for hugging their legs and biting their knees in the shower, over a girl that dumped them rather than learn their name, or binge-eating an entire pizza and then throwing it up on their man-boobs in the bath tub, while they squeeze their  testicles until they remember that they are worthless and do not deserve love.

Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 29, 2017, 04:59:18 am
I'm way beyond never minding, and also have no idea who this Morrissey is.

Apparently worth preemptive flouncing over. Probably best to not correct this particular bit of ignorance.

Morrissey is the crown prince of sad.  He teaches us that deaf/mute girls are terrible at telling you that a disaster is occurring, and that when you get famous, all your old friends hate you for buying new tee shirts.  Morrissey fans are best known for hugging their legs and biting their knees in the shower, over a girl that dumped them rather than learn their name, or binge-eating an entire pizza and then throwing it up on their man-boobs in the bath tub, while they squeeze their  testicles until they remember that they are worthless and do not deserve love.

Well... at least they get a bath in every now and then. Wait, is the tub empty before they get in? Because partially digested pizza is NOT a substitute for soap and I may have presumed too much.

Is this an MRA thing or some other sort of mental disease?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Cramulus on March 29, 2017, 05:05:52 am
Nothing seems real anymore

You say that, in part, because nobody's cracked you in the head with a barstool yet

but in part, yeah


you know,
we try to work through that together,

but anybody who leaves the island
never comes back
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Cramulus on March 29, 2017, 05:06:25 am
in the original story, Peter Pan kills them
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 03:36:05 pm
Making assumptions before replying to a genuine desire to speak with like minded people is a sure way to never speak with a like minds person again. I hardly fit the bill of a maudlin koan. I'm seeking answers and ideas and people that aren't still asleep.

I didn't speak my piece because it's an original story of pain and woe. Because I'm fragile and need validation. Because I need someone to whine with me. I spoke my piece because it was asked of me. "Why am I here?" I told you. I'm sorry you don't like it, but I had kinda hoped that it would resonate with someone who wanted to talk about ANYTHING else.

Nothing seems real. I've lost teeth to objects aimed at my face. Nobody ever learns. It's like the hardest part of the body. You're more likely to hurt your hand than you are to hit the 2 square inches of valid target area on the head.

Pain is just another illusion that disappears as you embrace it. Just like fear. It's motivation to run, fight, or die like a little bitch. But the really important bit? It's a lesson. If you don't die from it. The lesson you learn, however, doesn't teach you that anything is actually really real. It just shows you that the unknown can hurt from time to time. That you should probably not lead with your head. Or at least raise your hands like you care to put up a fight.

Pain shows you how to fight. Not why. Not ever why. Because there is only ever another type of pain to embrace.

My desire to find something real isn't for me. It's for my children and my wife that I care about. Its for all the love I now hold for those in this world that cant see beyond what's put in front of them.

I'm trying to be happy so that I can show them how. It would appear that I've come to the wrong place, but I cant quietly accept that the only people I've found in the world with a modicum of sense would simply act like everyone else without. So take this as you will and delete what you want. I'm done.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 03:41:59 pm
Hi, new guy!

You sound upset.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 03:56:23 pm
Hi, new guy!

You sound upset.

Hi there, old guy.

I seem to get that a lot and it baffles me.

I'm fairly sure that its because I talk about upsetting things like I want to deal with them rather than ignore them, but I may not have all the information.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Ziegejunge on March 29, 2017, 04:09:56 pm
Pain is just another illusion that disappears as you embrace it.

I've never tried hugging the barstool after it was thrown.

You'll find plenty of pain here. There's happiness, too, but ya gotta take a deep breath and look for it. Which, really, isn't so different from life outside this site.

There are also some bits and pieces here that are a bit different from the world at large. In my opinion, those differences are vital, challenging, and generally life-affirming. Your mileage may vary.

In any case, welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 04:13:01 pm
If you'll entertain a bit of unsolicited advice, you may want to review your word choice.  "I'm done", "nothing is real", "pain and woe", "whine with me", etc.

Underneath that appears to be a request to discuss why compassion should be defended as a good thing, but it's buried in a lot of other stuff.

Also, we have a cooking section.  You should check it out.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 04:31:27 pm
Pain is just another illusion that disappears as you embrace it.

I've never tried hugging the barstool after it was thrown.

You'll find plenty of pain here. There's happiness, too, but ya gotta take a deep breath and look for it. Which, really, isn't so different from life outside this site.

There are also some bits and pieces here that are a bit different from the world at large. In my opinion, those differences are vital, challenging, and generally life-affirming. Your mileage may vary.

In any case, welcome!

What is meant, for clarity, by the embracing of pain: Stare at it. Make it all you can see. All you can feel. All you know. And it disappears. Simply becomes a fact and has no control over your decisions farther than the desire to move around it. It becomes a part of you as you absorb the pain and the lesson it brings. There is no little mental trick that can block out pain. There isn't some ancient Chinese secret to pain relief and there isn't a pill. It's only ever this. Knowledge of how to proceed now that the pain is known.

It is kind of like hugging the barstool, now that I think about it. Thank you. I'ma teach my students that as a conceptual aid.

Thank you. Genuinely.

I'm not here to add to the pain. Only to understand it. Maybe make it a little weirder.

--

The rambling wasn't a request. It was just a statement. To show where I'm at and who I am in an abstract and metaphysical sort of way. I agree that the words carry connotations that would lead you to ask such questions, but such is the nature of words.

I agree that I struggle with this ideal in a world that rejects it by and large, but there is no doubt in my mind that compassion is one of the few worthy emotions in this respect. It simply hurts that it leads me to so many walls. The pain I'm looking to understand, if you will.

I'm sorry that I came off like a whiny twit at first. In my defense, I got some ditch smoke last night.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 04:44:34 pm
This sounds like a form of Buddhism, but with a whiff of masochism.

Not a negative criticism, just getting a feel for the concept.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 05:17:25 pm
This sounds like a form of Buddhism, but with a whiff of masochism.

Not a negative criticism, just getting a feel for the concept.

I've always thought of it as truthism.

Been a martial artist all my life and I looked for those techniques everywhere. Never found any that worked. Maybe I didn't believe hard enough. Then, I was put in a few positions to do nothing but feel the Pain. We talked. He's not such a bad guy. He's been through some shit. Taught me some cool things.

Criticism isn't ever negative when looked at in the appropriate light. You're not gonna step on my toes by speaking the truth.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 05:24:37 pm
Hold on - are you talking about physical pain here, or life being generally shitty?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 06:05:32 pm
Hold on - are you talking about physical pain here, or life being generally shitty?

Yes. There is no tangible difference.

EDIT: At least in the method of approach I espouse.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 06:08:58 pm
Ah.  And this is connected to your idea that "nothing seems real"?

I'm still trying to get a feel for this.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: TheEndingChord on March 29, 2017, 06:35:16 pm
Bit of an amorphous phrase, that. The observation is somewhat connected to this feeling, yes, but is informed by it rather than predicated. In example: Pain should be real. A marker. Something that ties us inextricably to the world of the material. It's how you know that you're dreaming. Pinch yourself, is what we say. Yet, pain, too, can be subjected to enough scrutiny that it ceases to affect us physically.

It's more of a generalization. Nothing seems real *enough* for tradition. The satisfaction of innate human biology to make what seems good and right or feels good and right a constant thing. Tradition. For our kids.

The 80's and 90's taught us that nothing matters and that everything should be treated with skepticism or sarcasm. It's in all the angry and disenfranchised music. It's in all the shows. Married With Children takes an archetype and makes a parody of it. Sure, it's understood as a parody, but how long before people forget what parody means because the meme of that worldview (Living a parody based upon an appreciation of irony that went a little too far and dug some roots in your greater perceptions) made it funny to have experiences that mirror the TV. You become the popular one at the water cooler if you can regail your workmates with stories of your life and progeny that 'beat all I've ever seen.'

About 10-15 years, it seems. In many cases, instantly.

Small part of a larger puzzle, yes, and some things do seem more real and worthy than others. But as I consider the origin of things more, they seem less so. Imposed. Just like the pain that you can see through if you try.

Does that help?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 07:01:26 pm
Making assumptions before replying to a genuine desire to speak with like minded people is a sure way to never speak with a like minds person again. I hardly fit the bill of a maudlin koan.

Hey, man, I was just explaining the rules.  We have been something like 5 days without a Morrissey-related incident, and none of us want to see our streak get broken.

Quote
I'm seeking answers and ideas and people that aren't still asleep.

Well, then.  I suggest you go to the downloads section and get a copy of the BIP, read it, and then examine that statement.  I mean, it's kind of arrogant - and wildly inaccurate - to assume that you and a few others are the only conscious beings in a world full of sheep.  Yeah, that's the kind of delusion that makes you feel sorta better about yourself and the world around you, but it's also basing your worldview on a false premise...And that can lead to all manner of hilarity when extended.


Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 07:02:14 pm
This sounds like a form of Buddhism,

:tgrr:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 07:11:45 pm
Bit of an amorphous phrase, that. The observation is somewhat connected to this feeling, yes, but is informed by it rather than predicated. In example: Pain should be real. A marker. Something that ties us inextricably to the world of the material. It's how you know that you're dreaming. Pinch yourself, is what we say. Yet, pain, too, can be subjected to enough scrutiny that it ceases to affect us physically.

It's more of a generalization. Nothing seems real *enough* for tradition. The satisfaction of innate human biology to make what seems good and right or feels good and right a constant thing. Tradition. For our kids.

The 80's and 90's taught us that nothing matters and that everything should be treated with skepticism or sarcasm. It's in all the angry and disenfranchised music. It's in all the shows. Married With Children takes an archetype and makes a parody of it. Sure, it's understood as a parody, but how long before people forget what parody means because the meme of that worldview (Living a parody based upon an appreciation of irony that went a little too far and dug some roots in your greater perceptions) made it funny to have experiences that mirror the TV. You become the popular one at the water cooler if you can regail your workmates with stories of your life and progeny that 'beat all I've ever seen.'

About 10-15 years, it seems. In many cases, instantly.

Small part of a larger puzzle, yes, and some things do seem more real and worthy than others. But as I consider the origin of things more, they seem less so. Imposed. Just like the pain that you can see through if you try.

Does that help?

Okay, but... Nigel might have a more accurate explanation, but pain is a stimulation of a category of nerve cells, often in response to some form of damage.  It sounds like you've learned how to ignore that, rather than make it "go away" or "not exist".

That sounds quite a lot like weaponized denialism.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 07:13:51 pm

That sounds quite a lot like weaponized denialism.

Stealing that.  Right in broad daylight.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on March 29, 2017, 07:15:18 pm
 :argh!:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 29, 2017, 07:17:48 pm
:argh!:

I am a sympathetic Star Trek villain.  No jury will convict me.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on March 29, 2017, 09:15:17 pm
That sounds quite a lot like weaponized denialism.

https://www.facebook.com/HolyNonsense/photos/a.1408003689250793.1073741827.1407972839253878/1408011685916660/?type=3&theater

New guy: you should read more stuff and make an effort to learn the local vocabulary. I went through an insufferable complaining phase a few years back after I lost a parent, maybe that stuff'll be useful to you, maybe not.

There Is A Moon may also be relevant to your current interests.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 29, 2017, 10:51:27 pm
Hey there, new guy!

I've been off Nigeling the shit out of things for a few days, but I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Many of us here cook, so please, jump on into an existing cooking thread, or feel free to start your own!

#1 tip I can give you is, try not to confuse any of us for any of the others of us. We are an "us" only loosely speaking (some more so than others), and often disagree with each other.

Most of us have a specialty of some sort. If you want to know stuff about brains, I'm your man. I have also been known to be an obnoxious, pedantic know-it-all about my area of interest, so if you just wanna think about stuff in a wibbly-wobbly unscientific armchairy sort of way, tell me and I'll shut up.

Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on March 30, 2017, 03:32:18 pm
Bit of an amorphous phrase, that. The observation is somewhat connected to this feeling, yes, but is informed by it rather than predicated. In example: Pain should be real. A marker. Something that ties us inextricably to the world of the material. It's how you know that you're dreaming. Pinch yourself, is what we say. Yet, pain, too, can be subjected to enough scrutiny that it ceases to affect us physically.

It's more of a generalization. Nothing seems real *enough* for tradition. The satisfaction of innate human biology to make what seems good and right or feels good and right a constant thing. Tradition. For our kids.

The 80's and 90's taught us that nothing matters and that everything should be treated with skepticism or sarcasm. It's in all the angry and disenfranchised music. It's in all the shows. Married With Children takes an archetype and makes a parody of it. Sure, it's understood as a parody, but how long before people forget what parody means because the meme of that worldview (Living a parody based upon an appreciation of irony that went a little too far and dug some roots in your greater perceptions) made it funny to have experiences that mirror the TV. You become the popular one at the water cooler if you can regail your workmates with stories of your life and progeny that 'beat all I've ever seen.'

About 10-15 years, it seems. In many cases, instantly.

Small part of a larger puzzle, yes, and some things do seem more real and worthy than others. But as I consider the origin of things more, they seem less so. Imposed. Just like the pain that you can see through if you try.

Does that help?

Hello new person. Generally I limit my interaction with these introductory threads to vacant snark, and really I have bother of much value to add to your various existential perplexions. However, I would add in this case an expression of my sense that such a command of the English language should not be wasted on poking around at this "imposed" reality looking for authenticity.

You could write novels with an ability like yours, or at least stuffy short stories, and there's nothing quite as real in this world as a whole world outside of it invented by the pen of a gifted writer. We humans decide for ourselves what is "real" anyway, often without much evidence to go on, and being consciously aware of that fact subtracts nothing from it. Just try to minimize the despondent solipsism. It's bad for the suspension of disbelief.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Cramulus on March 30, 2017, 08:05:10 pm
Hey new guy.

I think I see where you're coming from. let me share this...


In this medium, in this context,
this is the most real I can be with you.


a few months ago,
while I was drifting downwards,
letting gravity carry me through misery along the path of least resistance,

I found this plaque on a rock





(http://68.media.tumblr.com/d8bef9e98759a86876b8b007a002926e/tumblr_olxtqou3Pn1roo64to1_1280.png)






Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 31, 2017, 06:13:25 am
Yoink!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Ziegejunge on March 31, 2017, 09:06:39 pm
I had to stare at Cram's pic for like a full minute before I realized the last line was crediting Rumi.

I thought it said "Rum!"

Must be Friday.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 31, 2017, 10:57:50 pm
I had to stare at Cram's pic for like a full minute before I realized the last line was crediting Rumi.

I thought it said "Rum!"

Must be Friday.

I like it better that way, actually.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on April 02, 2017, 08:49:26 am
Pretty sure rum has been responsible for a lot more deep philosophical insight than the other fella  :lulz:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 02, 2017, 01:30:45 pm
Pretty sure rum has been responsible for a lot more deep philosophical insight than the other fella  :lulz:

Also probably more wild spiritual experiences!
 :spit:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 03, 2017, 04:30:01 pm
Pretty sure rum has been responsible for a lot more deep philosophical insight than the other fella  :lulz:

100% Truth.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Faust on April 03, 2017, 05:05:59 pm
well, 41%
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Junkenstein on April 03, 2017, 05:54:55 pm
well, 41%

151, surely?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 05, 2017, 05:38:29 pm
well, 41%

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Chucklemaster on May 21, 2017, 11:36:47 pm
Question: How would you (yes, you, with the face) feel (or not feel) about me posting a Chucklemaster's-a-different-person-now-but-they're-in-the-same-brain-and-skin-don't-worry-about-it-trust-me-it's-a-good-thing introduction redux? Would you think it shitty? 'Cause I'll post it.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Sung Low on May 22, 2017, 02:20:18 am
Do what thy wilt an' all. Same brain, same skin, different perspective.









Post or forever be damned... 



:this:



Fuck science, this is art
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 22, 2017, 02:36:18 am
I would certainly not think any less of you for it.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Chucklemaster on May 22, 2017, 03:50:35 am
Hi! I'm Chucklemaster. I posted here maybe 300 (holy crap that's too many) or so times and then left for a year or so.
Once upon a time I thought I liked Discordia, but then I actually thought about it and discovered I was not at all the person I wanted to be, so I changed. Still a discordian(if you want to use labels), just channeling my pretension into other things now.
These days I'm playing RPGs and such with strangers and pals, going to punk shows and other adventures, writing poetry and short stories, and studying the weird.
I'm not gonna post any contact details here because of paranoia but if you PM me I'll probably give you usernames you can find me at. Please name specific sites and why, though.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on May 22, 2017, 09:37:36 am
Welcome back!  :)
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on May 22, 2017, 01:06:37 pm
Hi there, not-new guy!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Ziegejunge on May 22, 2017, 03:43:09 pm
Nice to meetcha, new-to-me guy!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 22, 2017, 04:28:28 pm
Hey there, old new guy I don't remember!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Freeky on May 24, 2017, 10:11:22 pm
I remember the avatar picture but nothing else. Welcome back!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 12, 2017, 04:08:44 am
Making assumptions before replying to a genuine desire to speak with like minded people is a sure way to never speak with a like minds person again. I hardly fit the bill of a maudlin koan.

Hey, man, I was just explaining the rules.  We have been something like 5 days without a Morrissey-related incident, and none of us want to see our streak get broken.


Does this count? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z99hbFsdI8

Also hey guys, I'm back again. What's up?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on June 12, 2017, 04:30:42 am
Making assumptions before replying to a genuine desire to speak with like minded people is a sure way to never speak with a like minds person again. I hardly fit the bill of a maudlin koan.

Hey, man, I was just explaining the rules.  We have been something like 5 days without a Morrissey-related incident, and none of us want to see our streak get broken.


Does this count? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z99hbFsdI8

Also hey guys, I'm back again. What's up?

Same old, same old.  Avoid the virtue-signalling threads, have a good time.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Qlip on August 29, 2017, 05:20:19 am
Hey, I'm Qlip, I don't consider myself a Discordian, but I thought I'd hang out here for a bit. What lead me to this particular forum was that I made a friend through another friend, she was pretty cute and into Chaos Magick. I don't really truck with that, I myself am a lifelong Qabbalist, kind of on par with how I'm a guitarist, I can play Blackbird and the intro to Stairway to Heaven and that's all. So I stalked her for a bit on the social media, reading her reposted magick memes, all the while I got on with my life. I went on a half-year LSD trip, went clear, turned on to prog-folk, fell in love, and moved to the forest in Northern California.

Then she reposted a little excerpt called A ZEN STORY by somebody who billed himself The Count of Five Headmaster, Camp Meeker Cabal. I had just checked out a rental in Camp Meeker a few months ago. Looking more into the author of that piece, Camden Benares, it turns out he was the Postmaster of the little town I did end up in. Unfortunately he wasn't there when I signed up for my P.O. Box.  But, I did find a hobo mark on the post office fence post indicating this forum gave free handouts if you told a story.  Hi.
 

Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Freeky on August 29, 2017, 06:22:05 am
Hey new guy. Pool's on the roof.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Cramulus on August 29, 2017, 01:54:37 pm
Hey, I'm Qlip, I don't consider myself a Discordian, but I thought I'd hang out here for a bit. What lead me to this particular forum was that I made a friend through another friend, she was pretty cute and into Chaos Magick. I don't really truck with that, I myself am a lifelong Qabbalist, kind of on par with how I'm a guitarist, I can play Blackbird and the intro to Stairway to Heaven and that's all. So I stalked her for a bit on the social media, reading her reposted magick memes, all the while I got on with my life. I went on a half-year LSD trip, went clear, turned on to prog-folk, fell in love, and moved to the forest in Northern California.

Then she reposted a little excerpt called A ZEN STORY by somebody who billed himself The Count of Five Headmaster, Camp Meeker Cabal. I had just checked out a rental in Camp Meeker a few months ago. Looking more into the author of that piece, Camden Benares, it turns out he was the Postmaster of the little town I did end up in. Unfortunately he wasn't there when I signed up for my P.O. Box.  But, I did find a hobo mark on the post office fence post indicating this forum gave free handouts if you told a story.  Hi.

Hey new guy!
Woah! I had no idea what the Camp Meeker Cabal referred to - he was the postmaster for your town? that's crazy. I'm a big fan of Camden's book, Zen Without Zen Masters. If you dig up any other local Count of Fives stories, I would be dying to hear them.


There used to be a little qaballah contingent on this board - that cabal was nicknamed SSOOKN, but I can't recall what that stood for. LMNO, you must remember. This guy Mangrove (where IS mangrove, anyway??) actually taught me a bunch about Qaballah, and pointed me at the book Chicken Soup Qaballah, which seemed like a good introduction. ("It's all in your head, you just have no idea how big your head is." -- that line really sticks with me)


The board is a bit slow these days, but if you be pro-active and post some topics you want to discuss, people are sure to jump in. Anyway, welcome!
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: LMNO on August 29, 2017, 02:02:24 pm
Semi-Secret Order of Kabbalistic Navigators.  You can do a forum search for it. 
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: PoFP on August 29, 2017, 02:07:54 pm
Hey, I'm Qlip, I don't consider myself a Discordian, but I thought I'd hang out here for a bit. What lead me to this particular forum was that I made a friend through another friend, she was pretty cute and into Chaos Magick. I don't really truck with that, I myself am a lifelong Qabbalist, kind of on par with how I'm a guitarist, I can play Blackbird and the intro to Stairway to Heaven and that's all. So I stalked her for a bit on the social media, reading her reposted magick memes, all the while I got on with my life. I went on a half-year LSD trip, went clear, turned on to prog-folk, fell in love, and moved to the forest in Northern California.

Then she reposted a little excerpt called A ZEN STORY by somebody who billed himself The Count of Five Headmaster, Camp Meeker Cabal. I had just checked out a rental in Camp Meeker a few months ago. Looking more into the author of that piece, Camden Benares, it turns out he was the Postmaster of the little town I did end up in. Unfortunately he wasn't there when I signed up for my P.O. Box.  But, I did find a hobo mark on the post office fence post indicating this forum gave free handouts if you told a story.  Hi.

 :lulz:

You have no idea.

Welcome to the place where ferrets go when they die. Sorry about the smell.

And don't believe the voices, no matter how real they seem. They'll tell you we're terrible people, and they're not wrong, but it's more ideal to ignore them anyways.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2017, 12:18:18 am
What lead me to this particular forum was that I made a friend through another friend, she was pretty cute

This is the only rational excuse I've ever heard for this low-rent death cult, really.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 30, 2017, 05:45:02 am
Aside from the fact that it's a low rent death cult you mean?
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Hoopla on August 30, 2017, 11:26:38 pm
Hi new guy. I would point you in the right direction to find good SSOOKN threads, but I head up the Department of Apathy. Or maybe I'm the Minister of Apathy... I forget.

Anyway, have fun. Or don't.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2017, 01:56:40 am
Aside from the fact that it's a low rent death cult you mean?

Well, yeah.  The whole place smells like Nancy Spungen's hotel room.
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 31, 2017, 07:42:44 am
Exactly! So gimme one rational excuse for not being here  :fap:
Title: Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 15, 2017, 06:00:12 pm
I mean, who wants to pay HIGH rent on a death cult, of all things?