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Messages - Reginald Ret (07/05/1983 - 06/11/2014)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Texas Ranger Teacher
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:16:59 pm »

IMO Judge Dredd is not living at all and is a fictional character in a dark fantasy world. If I've insulted him he is welcome to complain in person and I will apologize and rethink my ideas of reality.
Hah! Well said!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:38:13 pm »
Um,  I don't want to get in the way of your fun, but to propose a solution without even knowing the backstory is a guarantee you're gonna miss.  This Potter Universe is waaaaay not canon.  I strongly suggest you read the whole thing first.

Fair enough. The essence of what I was getting at above was that lies per se and treachery are not quite the same. But I will read first and see if the rest of my thought can hold water.
You are going to have so much fun!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Texas Ranger Teacher
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:33:45 pm »
:kingmeh:

Educator Dredd comes to mind.

"Student, you are in violation of School Council Graffiti Policy a45-5, unruly use of a marking tool, and c12-12, use of explitive language. Drop the unregistered Sharpie and back out of the stall slowly if you want to live."
Educator Dredd does not lie.
Point taken, but...

Judge Dredd does not lie. Educator Dredd is living a lie believing that deadly force is helpful in educating children.

...

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Hoookay, don't ever come near me, you "deadly violence is OK if it happens to poor people judged-by-some-random-guy-in-power-armor" punishment freak.
Is a thing i never said.

What I mean to say is:
How is educating adults different?
Do you stop considering their limitations?
Do you not stop hurting them when they cry?
Do you ever start to wonder why you are hurting people anyway?
If you don't believe Judge Dredd is living a lie then you just insulted he depth of character in one of the best movies in the world. (it is second only to Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Texas Ranger Teacher
« on: March 02, 2015, 01:56:33 pm »
:kingmeh:

Educator Dredd comes to mind.

"Student, you are in violation of School Council Graffiti Policy a45-5, unruly use of a marking tool, and c12-12, use of explitive language. Drop the unregistered Sharpie and back out of the stall slowly if you want to live."
Educator Dredd does not lie.

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Not the movie but found the soundtrack for anyone interested.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=axGQGWM2uhw

Also full copy of Zardoz on YT. They want me to sign it to verify age so it MUST be good! Might even open a youtube account to do so.

This should be all the motivation anyone needs to watch Zardoz.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Folk with Steam
« on: March 02, 2015, 01:49:14 pm »
I'll check it out when i get home.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Don't Break The Chain
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:00:22 pm »
Delivery yes, but...

from what I understand, stand-up is an art form, and the starting point to being good at it is to die on stage a bunch of times. That's how you find out what works and what doesn't. Then, you refine each of those nuggets you've dug out and melt them in a BIG FUCKING POT.

Find out what hits them in the gut, where they're weak, and then exploit that shit for  :lulz:

Exactly... like writing, music, art, science, and pretty much everything else worth doing, first you have to suck at it a whole lot in order to get any better. You just keep sucking, and sucking, and sucking until this one time you suck a little less, and then eventually you get to a point where you hardly suck at all.

If you aren't willing to suck at it as hard as you can, you'll never give yourself a chance to get good.


aww thanks you guys :). I rewrote the vaccine bit to make it more coherent. That and the tumblr bit were rough rants on a concept and i'm gonna try and get them down on paper as fully fleshed out bits. It's hard but the only way forward is to keep getting out to those open mics and keep seeing what does and doesn't work.


as for the video its cuz i flipped it from private tot public earlier today.
Cool! keep posting your vids here!

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Ah yes I've heard of such a problem, you have to perform the ritual to attract their attention. It requires the blood of a homeless transgender youth and the engine of a 2003 dodge caravan.
WHERE THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FIND ONE OF THOSE?!

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A tactic that I have been using pretty successfully for the last few years, and one that I think works really well when I want to engage in one of those conversations, is to check my own damn privilege.

It's weird how many people who throw out the "check your privilege" line are unwilling to actually do it themselves. Garbo comes to mind; when her privilege was brought up, she left the board rather than examine it.

When I asked her about hiking on land that had belonged to three specific Native American tribes, I was being stupid.

And that video she posted...CHRIST.   Hey, thanks for validating the "Gay panic defense", assholes!

That was so fucked up.

No doubt she went to surround herself with people who let her comfortably deny her own privilege rather than challenging her. Growth is uncomfortable.

It's weird.  A certain type of person goes to tumblr, and they are consumed.  They strap a uniform on, to remove the onerous burden of introspection.

I am sure people have recovered from this, as I am sure the occasional conspiracy theorist snaps out of it...But I have never seen either one happen.
I have talked to one recovered conspiracy theorist.
So those at least exist.

I posted an article to Nigel about that very thing, and started reading a little more.  Apparently, CTers can snap out of it if they can actually manage to look at the structure of their beliefs, which collapse more or less on sight.

Problem is, it is almost impossible to get them to do this.
Yep, It's not the sort of thing you can make people do, all you can do is help them if they seem to be trying.

(Snip)
I'd be curious about whether that person is now over-the-top and convinced they're right in some other area of life, which is something I've seen a lot of with people who hold strong beliefs in an area.
He did not respond like that, he simply decided for himself that he'd rather be normal enough to hold on to a job. He is actually very mellow and relaxed about all kinds of polarizing topics. I'm quite impressed since I expected someone in this kind of situation to be overcompensating.


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A tactic that I have been using pretty successfully for the last few years, and one that I think works really well when I want to engage in one of those conversations, is to check my own damn privilege.

It's weird how many people who throw out the "check your privilege" line are unwilling to actually do it themselves. Garbo comes to mind; when her privilege was brought up, she left the board rather than examine it.

When I asked her about hiking on land that had belonged to three specific Native American tribes, I was being stupid.

And that video she posted...CHRIST.   Hey, thanks for validating the "Gay panic defense", assholes!

That was so fucked up.

No doubt she went to surround herself with people who let her comfortably deny her own privilege rather than challenging her. Growth is uncomfortable.

It's weird.  A certain type of person goes to tumblr, and they are consumed.  They strap a uniform on, to remove the onerous burden of introspection.

I am sure people have recovered from this, as I am sure the occasional conspiracy theorist snaps out of it...But I have never seen either one happen.
I have talked to one recovered conspiracy theorist.
So those at least exist.

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To me, Discordia seems to mean "question everything, including the answers your previous questions led you to." But I just read the Principia Discordia and the Black Iron Prison myself, and my head's still in that "new information filling it with fuck" state, so I'll have to rethink this answer at some point.
Sounds like you are doing quite well, especially the rethinking part.
In the spirit of questioning everything: Question the questions that led to your current answers.

At first realizing you're wrong is uncomfortable... even painful. But if you practice it enough, eventually it starts to feel not only less uncomfortable, but actually empowering. With enough time and diligent practice, you will find that there can be found a certain pleasure in discovering you're wrong, and you may even start seeking out such discoveries avidly, until eventually you become addicted to the feeling and start being wrong all the time, on purpose.
I'm getting alot of practice lately!

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To me, Discordia seems to mean "question everything, including the answers your previous questions led you to." But I just read the Principia Discordia and the Black Iron Prison myself, and my head's still in that "new information filling it with fuck" state, so I'll have to rethink this answer at some point.
Sounds like you are doing quite well, especially the rethinking part.
In the spirit of questioning everything: Question the questions that led to your current answers.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Don't Break The Chain
« on: February 25, 2015, 09:16:32 pm »
5:17  This video is private. {ad 649 {{ No Flash.

Not technically writing, but this is a thing i did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWnvIItzAss

What he said.
Works for me, maybe it is country or provider based?

I got bored after 1-2 minutes: good concepts, bad delivery.

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