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Or Kill Me / Re: How to deal with an anarchist.
« on: Today at 07:34:00 am »
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All things are an interchange for fire, and fire for all things, just like goods for gold and gold for goods.

- Heraclitus

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Damned if you desecrate, damned if you don't.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Favorite Song Lyrics/Poetry
« on: Yesterday at 10:26:58 pm »
That's the fuckng spirit right there, you three!

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Fuck it.  Did you know that even a sea-slug's brain grows on SSRI's?

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I remember reading a study somewhere that said that sadness serves the purpose of making us introspective. We get depressed and start taking good long looks at out lives to find out Where It All Went Wrong.
Sadness and depression are not at all the same thing.
Depression is often in response to unbearable sadness but it is the opposite of emotion.
While sadness and depression are not the same thing i would argue that depression is not in response to unbearable sadness, at least not when we're talking about a chronic emotional problem as opposed to a temporary state of prolonged sadness. Those who suffer from depression often struggle with negative thoughts about themselves and their lives that may have little to do with their current circumstances. This is what people often don't get about depression is that it isn't just a sad spell in response to some external stimulus, that normal sadness that everyone goes through. Depression is you brain, for whatever reason, emotional, chemical, or cognitive, focusing on negative thoughts again and again in a feedback loop. Yes, sometimes this leads to feeling emotionally numb, but that's usually after a longer period of feeling like the biggest piece of shit on the face of the earth, so i wouldn't call it the opposite of emotion.
Think of it this way.  Depression is not like a mental/emotive/attitudinal condition.  It is a physical state that, aside from whatever reason you may think, actually, is directly related to clinically low levels of serotonin.  The result of this is a general sense of disconnection that also pertains to emotion.  Shut up.

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....And I've just stabbed my other thumb with a name label pin.  I'm pretty sure I hit the bone.

What's got two thumbs and goes "argh" when trying to do the "who's got two thumbs and somethingorother" gag-

Argh!

Dude! What's the deal with you and your thumbs?

They're the source of all our ills.  Once they became opposable, everything went to shit.

Arg, I supposed well, now that they're opposable, at least I stand an Abel chance at not being just opposed :lulz:

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Greetings, Rev. Dances with Cages, pro-vice-chancellor of Sea Crates.

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I had to look-up who she is - thinking she was going to be some politician - turns out she's just a musician.  Still, I wouldn't trust her with my dog.

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DEEKORDER RING!

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Depression is the purchase of emotion
I remember reading a study somewhere that said that sadness serves the purpose of making us introspective. We get depressed and start taking good long looks at out lives to find out Where It All Went Wrong.
Sadness and depression are not at all the same thing.
Depression is often in response to unbearable sadness but it is the opposite of emotion.

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Hand-crank air-raid siren.

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Labradorescent wellingtons

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Cocktail umbrellas.  151 shots.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:19:22 am »
I was wondering whether these tropes constitute a form brainwashing  Although I consciously relate to the zombie as a metaphor, I subconsciously might be admitting the "double-tap" as a reasonable way to deal with whatever zombies represent.  The metaphor leaves a kind of dehumanizing residue.  Zombies are less human than vampires, so the resultant trope is stronger?

Ever heard of groups like "zombie squad"? Basically, you have groups of modern survivalist preppers who use the thinly veiled trope of the zombie to basically represent a stand-in for riotous, unarmed looters that tend to crop up in disaster scenarios.
In more extreme cases, ive even seen "zombie preppers" justify themselves by saying stuff like "zombies = niggers. Of course we dont believe in a real zombie apocalypse" (naturally, NOT on ZS's official forums, but in more ephemeral places where zombie survival gets discussed).

So yeah...it definitely allows people to dehumanise others. Maybe not as some sort of "woo evil brainwashing", but certainly in the form of it being co-opted and sold as something innocuous when it really isnt.

But yeah...all sorts of fucked up shit hides itself in the zombie "movement".

Right, now tell your feelings on napalm.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:33:01 pm »
I was wondering whether these tropes constitute a form brainwashing  Although I consciously relate to the zombie as a metaphor, I subconsciously might be admitting the "double-tap" as a reasonable way to deal with whatever zombies represent.  The metaphor leaves a kind of dehumanizing residue.  Zombies are less human than vampires, so the resultant trope is stronger?

Ever heard of groups like "zombie squad"? Basically, you have groups of modern survivalist preppers who use the thinly veiled trope of the zombie to basically represent a stand-in for riotous, unarmed looters that tend to crop up in disaster scenarios.
In more extreme cases, ive even seen "zombie preppers" justify themselves by saying stuff like "zombies = niggers. Of course we dont believe in a real zombie apocalypse" (naturally, NOT on ZS's official forums, but in more ephemeral places where zombie survival gets discussed).

So yeah...it definitely allows people to dehumanise others. Maybe not as some sort of "woo evil brainwashing", but certainly in the form of it being co-opted and sold as something innocuous when it really isnt.

But yeah...all sorts of fucked up shit hides itself in the zombie "movement".

I saw some piece of meme once, it's pretty muddled in my mind, it might have been a comic, it might have been a paragraph long story, I completely forget the form, but the content was like a newscaster being all like;

"We apologize for being so premature in telling you to kill zombies, turns out, there's TOTALLY a cure... Sorry you staved your dad's head in."

Sure, it's just that the "cure" turns them into vampires.

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