Principia Discordia

Principia Discordia => Principia Discussion => Topic started by: marouano on October 14, 2017, 12:55:43 am

Title: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: marouano on October 14, 2017, 12:55:43 am
Hello fellow disco-fagsfreaks (how do you guys greet each other?),
you perhaps read the title of this thread and think who is this guy and why is he bothering us? Well let me explain:
It all started a week ago I was reading the Illuminatus Triology and decided to buy Principia Discordia. When it got delivered (together with The Book of the Subgenius and another book which I won't reveal) I got really excited and started reading it immediately. Then my third nostril sniffed something wrong about the text. When I was half way through I started looking online and found this site.
I checked the online version of the book and to my surprise the book is supposed to have pictures. Suddenly everything became clear and I understood why the text was so badly formatted. I got scammed :argh!:

I warn everybody not to buy the version published by Pacific Publishing Studio
This is the cover:
(https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1348743169l/11991747.jpg)

Well atleast it caused me some confusion but mostly sadness.

Are you guys aware of this version? Is this part of OM? Is Pacific Publishing Studio trying to undermine Eris and perhaps part of the Illuminati?
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 14, 2017, 02:02:53 am
To be fair, it's generally a bad idea to read any version of the PD. But for sure one without pictures should be avoided.

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Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 14, 2017, 03:31:09 am
Hello fellow disco-fags (how do you guys greet each other?),


And just like that, I stopped reading.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 14, 2017, 07:04:27 am
Hello fellow disco-fags (how do you guys greet each other?),


And just like that, I stopped reading.

oh come on, give the guy a break. it's how the internet talks now. you know, intentionally offensive and edgy because god forbid you be mistaken for someone with any amount of respect for other people since that would make you seem weak. and discordia is obviously a blanket justification for doing whatever it takes to get a rise out of people since it's all about being, like, non-conformist and meta. or whatever.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: marouano on October 14, 2017, 01:52:07 pm
And just like that, I stopped reading.
Sorry been on the internet for to long to act like a well adjusted individual, I modified it for you  :thumb:
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 15, 2017, 02:49:34 am
Hello fellow disco-fags (how do you guys greet each other?),


And just like that, I stopped reading.

oh come on, give the guy a break. it's how the internet talks now. you know, intentionally offensive and edgy because god forbid you be mistaken for someone with any amount of respect for other people since that would make you seem weak. and discordia is obviously a blanket justification for doing whatever it takes to get a rise out of people since it's all about being, like, non-conformist and meta. or whatever.

This is why I hate FB discordians.  Jonathan Bost is more or less the spokesman for an entire generation of cadmium-poisoning victims.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 15, 2017, 11:51:54 pm
(Blank)-fag is so 2008, anyway. If you're gonna be an edgelord at least keep up with where the edge is.

Also that sounds infuriating about the book. I suggest Holy Nonsense to soothe your eyemeats.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2017, 03:29:28 am
(Blank)-fag is so 2008, anyway. If you're gonna be an edgelord at least keep up with where the edge is.

Also that sounds infuriating about the book. I suggest Holy Nonsense to soothe your eyemeats.


Edge-lording has always been the bane of "weird" groups.  Discordians, Subgenius, Pastafarians, Last Thursdayists, you name it.  You can't have a fun joke without someone using it as an excuse to vent their petty bigotry or - as has been seen here more than once - to get their crazy stalker on.

The Subgenii ancients refer to it as the "kook factor".
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Ziegejunge on October 16, 2017, 05:25:58 pm
Oh yeah, I bought this version of the book about a year ago or so. Intensely disappointing. I don't even know where that copy is; I think I gave it away and repressed the memory of buying it in the first place until now.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Cramulus on October 16, 2017, 06:26:44 pm
My first version of the PD was a hypertext version - didn't have images either.

It was okay though - when you find the version with pix, you can re-read it and get a totally new sense of it.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: PoFP on October 23, 2017, 08:29:01 pm
Wait, people actually read the PD? Like, the words and stuff?

I always just drank a bottle of Benadryl and freaked the fuck out over the pictures.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Cain on October 24, 2017, 12:36:22 am
Buying any version of the PD is a terrible mistake.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Hoopla on October 24, 2017, 02:35:35 pm
Write your own. There's at least a 50% chance it will be better.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Frontside Back on October 24, 2017, 02:45:32 pm
Hey bugger off, you can't be "new". I am "new". If we were both "new" we would be "news" and that would be plain retarded. Not that I care, but it might affect your reproductive abilities. You wanna get laid, yes?
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Faust on October 24, 2017, 03:30:31 pm
You're not the current Spiritual Leader of all Discordia, that job goes to the most recent registered member of the board

(https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=38245.0;attach=6212;image)
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on November 02, 2017, 05:17:37 pm
On a related note, don't read the Principia Discordia or anything else on www.sacred-texts.com as their stuff is without exception missing illustrations and badly formatted in general
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Mr. Gone on November 02, 2017, 11:36:51 pm
Don't buy the Steve Jackson Games version because he's a horrible, horrible person. 
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on November 03, 2017, 12:27:39 am
Don't buy the Steve Jackson Games version because he's a horrible, horrible person.

It sounds like there's a story behind this. What is it?
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 03, 2017, 12:56:18 am
Don't buy the Steve Jackson Games version because he's a horrible, horrible person.

It sounds like there's a story behind this. What is it?

IIRC, the cunt tried to copyright it.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Cramulus on November 03, 2017, 01:02:25 pm
:cramstipated:

The Cunt copyrighted it (hah!) and added some ads in the back


editing is fine

using Our Holy Book as a sales platform

okay, also fine

but fuck him anyway!
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Faust on November 03, 2017, 03:36:43 pm
Not as bad as that time Will smith stole wicca wicca wild wild west
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: thewake on November 03, 2017, 08:26:39 pm
To be fair, it's generally a bad idea to read any version of the PD. But for sure one without pictures should be avoided.

Why is it a bad idea to read it?
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 08:31:09 pm
Hah, next you'll be asking why is it bad to read the Necrocomicon.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Faust on November 04, 2017, 12:06:21 am
Which is of course because it is the copyright intellectual property of its author Steve "Abdul Alhazred" Jackson
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Mr. Gone on November 04, 2017, 01:23:57 am
Don't buy the Steve Jackson Games version because he's a horrible, horrible person.

It sounds like there's a story behind this. What is it?

He's a callous, soulless opportunist.  I dunno, I think he just liked the imagery and trappings of Discordia to sell games and stuff, but could give a lick about the actual philosophy.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 04, 2017, 01:31:27 am
Don't buy the Steve Jackson Games version because he's a horrible, horrible person.

It sounds like there's a story behind this. What is it?

He's a callous, soulless opportunist.  I dunno, I think he just liked the imagery and trappings of Discordia to sell games and stuff, but could give a lick about the actual philosophy.

Nobody gives a fuck about the actual philosophy.  I hate him because he was clumsy about the whole heist.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Mr. Gone on November 04, 2017, 01:40:42 am
Yeah, there is that.  He's such a gomer.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: LuciferX on November 04, 2017, 01:52:33 am
Sounds like a revenge quest for "an untold wealth of treasure."
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Pope Pelvis Flirtini on November 12, 2017, 04:43:06 am
You're not the current Spiritual Leader of all Discordia, that job goes to the most recent registered member of the board.

That's the most sensible thing I've ever heard. Anywhere. Hold on while I make a new account.
Title: Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
Post by: Frontside Back on November 16, 2017, 02:53:00 am
You're not the current Spiritual Leader of all Discordia, that job goes to the most recent registered member of the board.

That's the most sensible thing I've ever heard. Anywhere. Hold on while I make a new account.

You actually want that responsibility? I can recall a couple of times that attitude has backfired in history. There's also a small chance of infinite wealth so I guess it balances out. Go for it, just remember to have me shot before I can organize a coup.