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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:20:15 pm »
I will instead answer questions Cainad wished he had asked:

28 seconds, and a boiled egg.


time to write a postmodernist wankpiece on my philosophy blog

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:19:13 pm »



I'm sober now, so I will say that my favorite animals is emus, because those damn Aussies got the beating they deserved thanks to emus.

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:44:14 am »
Don't ask me shit

fukc you

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Post-Irony (& The New Sincerity)
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:43:29 am »
I lean away from what I call the "Protestant Work Ethic" theory, where a human is only satisfied when they are producing something of value.  While I understand that most people do not want to be the hedonistic meat sacks in "Wall-E", I feel that most people wouldn't do that if their basic survival needs were met.  Some would, of course, since humans come in all flavors -- but once the initial period of relief passed ("I'm gonna sleep all day and get drunk a lot!"), I feel that people would start looking for something to do, independent of "earning money".  And again, many people would indeed want to make more money, but many wouldn't. 

So, the idea of people wanting something other than existentialism or science is understandable, but I don't think a line should be drawn straight from that to "everyone wants a job".

From everything I understand about human nature, this is true. Humans are weird in that we want to work as little as possible, but we become deeply unhappy if we aren't working in some way, whether it's art, design, gardening, hunting, manufacturing, etc.

This is why retired people become depressed and die early if they don't have a satisfying hobby or other pursuit.

It's also why people have hobbies, at all; job isn't satisfying the need to produce? Make something up!

We, essentially, have a fundamental need for strife. If we have nothing to strive for, we often simply shut down and die.

I'm having late-night drunken thoughts about Buddhism and the bolded statement.

Perhaps, when we no longer have strife to drive us, e.g. we stop struggling ("suffering," in most Buddhist parlance), some part of us figures "Ah ok, we're done here" and quits.

Whether or not this is desirable is up to the individual, I guess. But I didn't choose Discordianism over Buddhism for nothing, I suppose.

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: The Pipe Strip
« on: March 08, 2017, 11:49:54 pm »
This channel was active back in 2007 and then took a literal 9-year hiatus. There are a few videos before this one after the break, but I want to understand the creative mind(s) that produced a brief but intense burst of "Garfield live action enactments" as a schtick, vanishes for nearly a decade, and comes back with this magnum opus.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 10:57:27 pm »
This is how it starts.  This time next month you'll be deep into a Boku no Pico marathon session while ordering waifu pillow slips from eBay, with no end in sight.

I've immunized myself by applying steady doses of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:49:18 pm »
Tonight, I think, I will purchase animu waifu trash vidya game NieR: Automata.

Normally I would keep a nice broad decontamination zone between me and a game of that type, but I played the demo and it is a slick, shiny, and smooth (hur hur hur) crazy action game with a billion combat mechanics and a fun boss battle. Plus you can do weird stuff like removing your health bar or mini-map from the screen to free up "processor space" (because the player character is a robot) and apply upgrades.

I had an internet argument with a person that insisted that the giant panda's digestive system was a marvel of efficiency. 

I didn't get why they were emotionally invested in this until I found out they were vegan.


RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 06, 2017, 03:09:57 pm »
As far as I know, a bittering agent was added specifically so that tiny children (and presumably pets as well) would not be so quick to use their incredible powers of putting literally everything that isn't food into their mouths.

This has resulted in hundreds, perhaps thousands, of grown-ass adults tasting pieces of plastic.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:39:18 pm »
Isn't Nioh the game where you play a weaboo that is, ironically, made by a Japanese company?

Incidentally, my next Morrowind playthrough, in 2020 or whenever, is going to be an Argonian n'wahaboo.  He's going to join House Redoran and the Temple, refuse to use non-Dunmer weapons, ignore slavery and lawfully non-cooperate with Imperial authorities.

You start as a prisoner in the Tower of London who ends up in Japan and instantly learns the ways of the Samurai, Ninjutsu, and Onmyodo. Then you get your ass royally beaten by boss monsters until you git gud.

So, yes.

Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:36:23 pm »
I'm still watching/listening to the video at the link. This is truly one of the most incredible works of art I've ever experienced. My esteem for John Barrymore is immense -- I had no idea. The man is a genius.

I'm 11 minutes in.

This video is too powerful, and yet I must persevere.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:24:55 pm »
I've begun digging into the labyrinthine gaming mechanics madness that is Nioh. Beautiful game, runs like a 60fps dream, and while the Souls comparisons are inevitable it IS a significantly different game while still existing in whatever genre-space you want to consider Souls to be in.

And of course, the enduring pain in so-called "scientists" asses:

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:31:27 pm »
Galapagos by Vonnegut. I'm not very far into it, and woefully ignorant of the author, but it's really awesome writing! He manages to be concise without sacrificing one bit of wit.

I'm also becoming painfully aware of how out of the habit of reading actual books I've fallen. I take it as a sign that I will have quite the challenge getting into school after so many years. I kind of just also realized that my problem with writing goes deeper than just discomfort. I'm in for quite the struggle to recondition my mind and body both. One step at a time I guess.

If you find you can't get back into the groove, find an easy page-turner that requires minimal brain effort to follow along. I read a pulpy short novel recently, and that seems to have been a good warm-up for reading things that require more conscious attention.

Also, Vonnegut's novels, in my experience, translate very well into audiobook format. Breakfast of Champions in particular was a delight to listen to.

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