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I really liked your story, Trix. Stoned or not stoned, it was perfect!

Thank you!

This probably isn't the place for it but I only have a minute...
My Internet is down for awhile, so I'll be scarce until I get a new router.

I'll try to check in when I can!

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I just wanted to add something.

When I first read the BIP, I loved it.  I loved the perspective it put Discordia in, the modern, more developed, more immediately useful way of looking at things.

In the years since, my opinion towards it (and PD in general, for that matter) have significantly changed.

I still think the BIP is an excellent piece of Discordian work and a testament to the level of intelligence and quality that those involved can produce, but I have to say I think it missed one very important thing, something I think many of the members here also forget at times, and that is silliness.  Now, when I say silliness, I don't mean the faux-random wordplay bullshit the annoying pinealists like to post and this board is pretty much allergic to, but I mean Principia-style silliness of the Turkey-Curse variety.  Don't get me wrong, we have that here too for sure, but I think its value is under-appreciated a bit.  Maybe even a lot.

Horrormirth is all well and good and very relate-able given the world we live in, but I think the right kind of silliness is very important and included in the PD in spades because silliness combats elitism.  It takes the ability to show true humility, the ability to laugh at yourself, to be utterly and completely silly.  To me, that is what "consult your pineal gland" is about.

I mean, I hate to say it because I love this place, but this place can come off as awful elitist sometimes.  Maybe because there are so many of us still struggling to leave behind our own SGiTR complex?  Well I can't speak for others as I wouldn't know, only for me and I know I still have this problem.  I work on it by trying to remember to make myself laugh every day at a time when nobody is around simply by being so silly and stupid I embarrass myself even while alone.

Taking oneself too seriously leads to life becoming too serious to be fun, IMO.

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I'll probably come back and respond more specifically to individual parts of that huge post, but for now I just wanted to say that I don't think you fully understand the BIP metaphor.

Have you finished the BIP?

The bars of your cell are made of the filters you perceive reality through, or rather the biases and conclusions you form as you go through life.  There more to it than this, but I'm just wondering what the boxing metaphor you invented has to do with the BIP?

The BIP, a lot like My Discordia, is about examining the conclusions and filters and biases that I take for granted and have trouble noticing, and removing and replacing and redecorating until I am aware of and comfortable in my cozy little cell.  A "jailbreak" is not really about escaping the prison, merely finding a cell more to your liking.  You cannot escape the BIP.

Also, in the many years since the BIP, many threads have been made advancing and discussing the ideas contained within.  A very lot of them.  Chances are, if you take the time to look many of them over, you will find yourself thinking about the BIP and related concepts on quite a different level than you currently are in your new-to-it stage.

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Haha yes I totally do the Pope thing some times.

Or the "My religion forbids me to just let that idiotic statement go...".

In fact, one of my favorite uses of Discordia is to twist it into "My Religion mandates that..." followed by something so absurd that even a gullible child would find hard to swallow.  My latest schtick is "I'm sorry AT&T U-VERSE door-to-door salesman, I am a devout follower of the Goddess, Eris, and the strict commandments of my religion forbid me from switching internet suppliers when I don't really want to, and further forbids me from having to bother explaining to you why." and closing the door.

I've turned No Hot Dog Buns into a general purpose tool, I think.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« on: July 27, 2014, 12:09:02 am »
I loved this.

Just the right amount of truth, satire, pinealism, and mindfuck, to truly stand out as a very excellent, entertaining, well written piece about... well, nothing really.

Bravo!

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While I'm not sure what it was that you appear to be so upset about

HELLO my fellow ape!!!

GREETINGS and SALUTATIONS!

I wish to capture your attention for the moment, to tell you a story. The story of trix (with pictures!):

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Once upon a time in the jungle, there was a monkey. 

Much like many other monkeys before him, this monkey enjoyed monkey things, like crawling around on four limbs, flinging his own shit at other monkeys, and most of all, getting up on his hind legs and HOLLERIN his monkey holler.

 :showus:

One day, this monkey started to realize he was different from the other monkeys.  He looked around and many of the other monkeys seemed to be content simply flinging shit and crawling around and hollerin, but this monkey was no longer so satisfied.  This monkey wanted to see if there wasn't more out there than shit-flinging and hollerin.  In fact, having realized that shit-flinging and hollerin weren't as great as he used to think, he started to look down on the other monkeys that hadn't come to his conclusion.  After all, didn't this realization make him smarter than the other monkeys?  Isn't it better to be smarter?

 :winner:

So this monkey started to believe himself better than other monkeys, and set off to find out if there wasn't a better place for him than the jungle.

Now, let me interrupt this story to point out two things this monkey had missed, in his assumptions.

1: His part of the jungle contained few monkeys, so it's not a good indication of the intelligence of monkeys in general.  The smartest monkey in one group could easily be the dumbest in another.

2: It's entirely possible other monkeys had already thought out his train of thought long before, and decided in the end that shit-flinging and hollerin were, after all, worthwhile life choices.  And those hypothetical monkeys are not wrong.

Anyway back to the story.

So this monkey left his tiny jungle and entered the World-At-Large.  Leaving behind his monkey name, he dubbed the nickname "trix", and set off to find some meaning in a suddenly much larger world.  Now, the monkey understood that the world he had just entered was much larger and much more diverse than anything he had previously encountered, but he did not follow that train of thought to the point where he'd have realized this meant he was no longer the Smartest Gorilla In The Room (SGITR).

One day while wandering, this monkey came across a very unusual tribe of monkeys he did not recognize.  These monkeys were unlike anything he had ever seen.  Not only did they have a very different take on shit-flinging and hollerin that he found refreshing, but these monkeys appeared to be much more intelligent than his old tribe, and thus, in his mind, finally a tribe worth joining!

 :lambs:

There were things the monkey did not understand about this new tribe, however.  For one, they preferred to stand on their hind legs, even when not hollerin!!  Another thing, they had shaved off most of their monkey fur and developed a rather clever set of ways they communicate with each other.  A standard that was very effective in their particular community at allowing intelligent discussion with minimal derailment into monkey noises and shit flinging. The monkey also discovered that this new tribe set a higher standard for monkeys, and wouldn't be likely to accept him just based on his word that he wasn't like those lesser monkeys.

At this point, our monkey friend could have simply introduced himself, said hello, and began to absorb the culture and social cues of this new tribe, so that his inclusion could happen with maximum smoothness and minimal whacking with the stick.  But this particular monkey had already discovered he was smarter than other monkeys, goddamnit, and these new monkeys were going to LEARN IT.  So he did the only thing you can really expect a monkey to do, when faced with a challenge like this.

He took a big, smelly, huge shit, targeted one the most vocal, active, respected members of the tribe, and flung it with all his might.

Then, as the tribe charged, he dug his heels in deep and flung shit after shit at everyone in sight, because he was smarter than other monkeys and was going to WIN DAMNIT.

 :supertard:

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Years later, we have this same monkey.  He really hasn't changed all that much.  He still loves to fling shit sometimes, loves to holler when he thinks he should holler, and every now and then will drop down on all fours and crawl around in the dirt because he wants to.  However, the tribe is far less hostile to him, and he can effectively communicate and learn from them now.  What changed?  Well, first and foremost, the monkey finally figured out he was in a different room than the one he started in, and he was no longer the smartest ape.  In fact, he wasn't even in the top ten percent.  Hell, he probably wasn't even above average.

It took a long time for this to sink in for this particular monkey, having always been praised and expected to be the smartest, back in his own jungle.  It still causes friction and shit-flinging at times... But again, the major difference is that the monkey can communicate with this tribe that he respects and admires, and is able to put aside his own ego to adopt some humility (which, amazingly, is actually a virtue here) and learn from all the resources, knowledge, experience, and intelligence present in this community.

I hope you learn quicker than this monkey, as it was not a fun road to go down.  Read up on the SGiTR for more.

Also I'm very stoned right now so this might have been worded terribly.

Anyway I guess my point is, if the story wasn't clear, that much of what you write has the smell of an elitist SGiTR syndrome.  This rubs many people the wrong way.  Then you throw in some random pinealism, which this board is particularly sensitive to, and which does not help anything.

In short,
 :notnice:



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This has been another PNWR (post-not-worth-reading) by the trix.


(Edited to fix typos and wording a bit)

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:30:41 pm »
I'm kind of impressed that one of the guys from Fleet Foxes is posting on this board.

Well not everyone can have a beard... I mean someone's got to stand to the side and cheer as we walk by.

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Well yeah, what's the point of a philosophy if you don't act on it?

I don't know my personal philosophy is rather personal, I mean I know other local Discordians, but with people who are not I don't see much point in repeating the same long drawn out half assed explanation of what My Discordia is all about when half the time they don't understand and half the time they assume I'm messing with them or am in some weird cult.  While I have no problem with what they assume, My Discordia is about my own actions and thoughts and Way, and less about preaching to the uncaring masses.  And I suck at whipping out the Holy(tm).

I do participate in OM:GASMs on occasion though, as that can be a rather effective, fun, and often nicely pre-packaged way to spread the more general Discordia.

That said my gf sees things my way for the most part, and over the years we've pretty much formed Our Discordia as a couple in ways that make sense to us at the time.

My parents?  Ha, even though they are surprisingly liberal, my mom would think I'm in a cult and my dad just wouldn't care.

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Ok I finished it and what.
what.
the fuck.
well.
I did NOT see that coming.
Your stories have this unique ability sometimes to cause a physical reaction IRL when I read them.

That ending though.  Man I don't even know what to say.

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Ok only finished part one so far, but wanted to comment while it was fresh in my head.

I love the way you began, story-within-a-story style, in the interrogation room.  That had me thinking "Damn, some shit went DOWN that weekend!" right off the bat and hooked me from the first line.

You have definitely become one of my favorite writers on here.  I don't often post in the threads of the stories I read (though I make sure to post in yours because you ask for feedback), but the more of them I read, the more I notice each person's style of writing and putting the stories together, and appreciate the skill and thought that goes into crafting such interesting stories.

The best part is that there are so many good writers here and many of them are quite prolific, and have been here for so long, so that there are tons and tons of great pieces to read.  Anyway on to part 2 and thank you for yet another awesome story to read =D

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: July 26, 2014, 02:11:57 am »
let me know if this doesn't show:

Oh it shows.
Hippie  :p

haha yes hippie is definitely one of the hats we like to wear a lot.  You should see how our place is decorated =P

Aw, you guys are cute!

thanks =) she doesn't like that picture of her very much but it's my fav.

When her and I met, I looked like this:



but her and I both like the beard way more.

I mean you can clearly see how depressed I am to be beardless in that second pic.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:59:58 pm »
let me know if this doesn't show:



just so you can put my goofy face to my nick, or in case you want to WOMP or be all original and call me jesus or make a duck dynasty reference  :p

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: July 21, 2014, 04:32:39 pm »
Awesome!  Loving this story!  Can't wait for more!

I'm just wondering why Friday didn't whip out the Awesome Powers on static-head

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Im 12 years old and what is this

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:05:05 pm »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :argh!:  :argh!:  :argh!:
you can't cut to a commercial break NOW
it's about to get OMFG awesome!
goddamnit!  :argh!:

(but I love it of course!)

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