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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:01:46 pm »
A retelling of the story of King Arthur's origin similar to disney's "The Sword In The Stone" but in which Merlin is merely a brilliant and manipulative fraud with a gift for chemistry and mechanisms and some big plans. The sword in the stone for example is a mechanical contrivance whose hidden inner workings lock the sword in place until such time as he sneaks in and releases it for his chosen puppet.
Yeah, I'd watch that :)

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Meanwhile, the press and Hillary Clinton are discussing Pepe the Frog.

Just when you thought this election cycle couldn't get more surreal...

https://pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com/

And this is what happens when hypersigils intersect said cycle by way of dChan

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When this centuries propaganda is s studied in the future this is going to be a fantastic example of the big lie.

If there is a future
its recognition is not guaranteed

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Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.

Viel Erfolg!  I may still have some connects in Freiburg, if whatever.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 16, 2016, 07:14:06 pm »
A version of Crash for the A man dressed like a bat universe: a group of people develop a sexual fetish surrounding accidental falls into vats of mutation-inducing toxic waste.
That's cool.  I was thinking, when the Joker gets his perma-grin from the acid wash, is there any way DC was using "mutation inducing" industrial waste as a veil for some lysergic counterpart?  I figure this question probably betrays my ignorance, and I'm fine with that.

The Joker's original appearance is a bit too early for that, though I'm not sure about the red hood arc (i.e., his origin story). It's hard to tell how much of the really strange stuff in comics had its origin in legitimate psychedelia, since the comics code disallowed that sort of stuff. That said, the outfits that continued through the comics code era as comics were generally fairly conservative & straight-laced -- whereas the real freaks at EC shut down and started MAD.

Thank you for that insight - it may take some to percolate - meanwhile, made me remember:

At piano bar in parallel universe MAD editor at large tapped by largest trans-national drug cartel to canonize their narrative on the current state of world affairs.  War on drugs turns out to be (according to them) one of the only remaining active fronts of political conflict.  World leaders otherwise outed as being mostly in agreement about issues that they dramatize to the public.  The more divisively they render the circumstances, the more important their jobs of reconciliation become.  Moral of the story is to have public be less dependent upon understanding the world in terms of black and white, so their leaders could act accordingly.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:40:39 pm »
A version of Crash for the Batman universe: a group of people develop a sexual fetish surrounding accidental falls into vats of mutation-inducing toxic waste.
That's cool.  I was thinking, when the Joker gets his perma-grin from the acid wash, is there any way DC was using "mutation inducing" industrial waste as a veil for some lysergic counterpart?  I figure this question probably betrays my ignorance, and I'm fine with that.

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I mean, is this some fancy way of saying it interferes with working memory (as in, just forget about optimal efficiency for your Imperial surplus labour meat robots)?  Because if they were going to clarify how anything does so, the above quotes provide no such indication.  LuciferX gives this 3 Fishy-Axis-Power-PointS.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Danse Russe
« on: September 14, 2016, 07:29:10 pm »
...  And then a little Kerouac, I was looking for the source of that little phrase "praised be the non-ending".
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Praised be man, he is existing in milk
and living in lilies -
And his violin music takes place in milk
and creamy emptiness -
Praised be the unfolded inside petal
flesh of tend'rest thought -
(petrels on the follying
wave-valleys idly
sing themselves asleep) -
Praised be delusion, the ripple -
Praised be the Holy Ocean of Eternity -
Praised be I, writing, dead already and
dead again -
Dipped in acid inkl
the flamd
of Tim
the Anglo Oglo Saxon Maneuvers
Of Old Poet-o's -

Praised be wood, it is milk -
Praised be Honey at the Source -
Praised be the embrace of soft sleep
- the valor of angels in valleys
of hell on earth below -
Praised be the Non ending -
Praised be the lights of earth-man -
Praised be the watchers -
Praised be my fellow man
For dwelling in milk"

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Kinda a little catch-22 that "need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again" so I prime the pump with a little exercise if/when energy permits.

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Given Fermi normals on two time-like geodesics (not denying the curvature of time), their intersection may define a locally flat metric space in the inertial frame of reference.  Further analysis may conclude that the observer is from a parallel universe, although it remains inconsequential to the resulting orthonormal tetrad.

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Supposed elite transport for somewhat recently closed bordello:

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Is there some rule, somewhere, which states that broadcasting how one doesn't cotton well to confrontation automatically turns into a provocation?  They just don't get it:  You clearly don't want to know why some people don't like fighting.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: OOO
« on: September 03, 2016, 09:42:34 pm »
I found this online as a good stepping stone:

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Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally—plumbers, DVD players, cotton, bonobos, sandstone, and Harry Potter, for example. In particular, OOO rejects the claims that human experience rests at the center of philosophy, and that things can be understood by how they appear to us. In place of science alone, OOO uses speculation to characterize how objects exist and interact.

I think the point is that humans prescribe values, narratives/histories, and uses to objects. But how is the nature of objects if it were to step outside human value systems? How do these objects relate to each other with all things being equal? (Of course we can never step outside our nervous system, so all of this would be speculative debate).   

The only half-truth in OOO is that nothing does indeed have special status, over and against their inability to make of it the absence of an intentional object.

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Culturally, some of us are obligated to frown on those that cannot queue in an orderly fashion.

How the fuck can my phone get that right and still have problems with "hello" and "man". Worst fucking pocket spy I've ever used.


I agree that normative distance-standing rules are not absolute, however, I also suspect no earthly introduction can make proper of what those devices get-up into.

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