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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 04, 2011, 10:46:11 pm »
This one's slowly coming to me as I read 'The Art of Maurice Sednak; 1980 to the Present'.

A man comes home to find his girlfriend has left a trail of clothes leading him into the forest. He follows, but instead of just finding her, pursues his way through a fairy tale landscape of talking animals, fantastic adventures and Grimm/Shakespeare variety magical experiences.

I want the journey based on some kind of thematic structure though (eg, Hero's Journey, The Four Humours, Five stages of Grieving, The Eight possibilities of Myers-Briggs) and haven't worked out one I want to use.

How about the Marquis de Sade's 150 criminal passions from his notes for the forth section of unfinished magnum opus School of Licentiousness: The 120 Days of Sodom

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 04, 2011, 10:38:59 pm »
In [future year] a crack team of scientists working in the gastroenterology department of [medical corporation] create the first robot with genuine human intelligence and personality after misinterpreting their instructions to develop a "mechanical asshole"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 25, 2011, 06:05:38 am »
Did I mention that I'm reading " The School of Licentiousness" (Aka. " The One-Hundred-and-Twenty Days of Sodom") by His Excellancy the Most Honorable Donatien Alphonse Francois,  Marquis De Sade

Its a really fascinating read, by the way. Especially the last three chapters, which describe acts* so bizarre in their perversity, that, so far as I can tell, not even the Urban Dictionary has names for them


* Such as the Forty-forth criminal passion, in which (squick warning) a man confines a monkey to a basket and engages in anal sex with it while the monkey is donkey-punched** by a prostitute. :horrormirth:

** Ordinary donkey-punching is the twenty-seventh criminal passion, btw :roll:.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 25, 2011, 05:54:32 am »
Did I mention that I'm reading " The School of Licentiousness" (Aka. " The One-Hundred-and-Twenty Days of Sodom") by His Excellancy the Most Honorable Donatien Alphonse Francois,  Marquis De Sade

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Favorite Song Lyrics/Poetry
« on: February 12, 2011, 01:29:42 am »
Go Forth and Die - by Dethklok

Trapped inside a box
Four long years
Hiding from the world
Punished by your peers

Studied teachers words
Spat from blackened hearts
Earned a piece of paper
Now go forth and start

Go forth Be conquered
Go Forth and Die

now you've graduated
Mind is mutilated
Thrust into the world
feeling segregated
Move in with your parents
Back into the dark
Landed where you started
Bachelor of Arts

The learning starts now...
Open up your textbooks and turn to the
chapter concerning your DETH

Night sky
Bleeds red
Black birds
Bring DETH

You'll be eaten by the blackness
Of your rotting mind that's dying
You're consumed with sharpened wings
That penetrate your frightened lying

Go die
go die
go die go!

Now you're sad and frightened
Want to go and hide
Maybe get your masters
Eight more years inside
Dream of your own murder
Strangled by the IVY
Drown in student loans
Better off just dying

go Die
Go Die

You'll be eaten by the blackness
Of your rotting mind that's dying
You're consumed with sharpened wings
That penetrate your frightened lying

Go Forth Be conquered
Go forth and die
Go forth be conquered
Go forth and die
Go forth and die
Go forth and die
Go forth and die
Go forth and die

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:56:27 pm »
I recently read the novel Warghoul by heavy-metal singer Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus). It was really good.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Favorite Song Lyrics/Poetry
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:53:05 pm »
GWAR- Biledriver

All creatures born are born to die but before then survive
Some creatures born they never live but still they are alive
Upon a bony steed I sway, my scythe above the herd
I want to murder everyone in the entire world

Death feeds the cycle, driven by pure hate
Can't you see there's nothing left to create?
All is for me to destroy
And emptiness employ

I want to murder everyone in the entire world
Every man and women, every boy and every girl
Swallow up the air and earth, mutilate the worms
Kill the messenger who begs us to consider terms

But hatred is a feeling that's mutated with time
Into something much more sublime
To kill without passion! A new ability!
I slay with a new efficiency
This effect is most pleasing
As I slaughter millions for no reason
A vision of universal death?

No
No Order
No Reason
No Triumph
No Truth

So Horny
So Fetid
So Violent
So Uncouth

The young are simply too dumb to live
The old are weak and unclean
The ones in the middle, they also must die
Their ways are obtuse and obscene


Biledriver!
Bring forth the Biledriver!

All is for me to destroy
And nothingness enjoy

(I want to murder everyone in the entire world)
(I want to murder everyone in the entire world)
I want to murder everyone in the entire world

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Aneristic Illusions / More Proofs of the Conspiracy
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:36:20 pm »
These just came to my attention

Insider Confirmation that FOX News just makes shit up

Bank Of America conspires to sabotage WikiLeaks

pass it on.

(edit: fixed your link cause I'm that nice)

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Olduvai Cliff theory
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:34:19 pm »
...we're not likely to find a planet that exactly matches earth's climate[/u]...

Which one?

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Cram's New 4th ed Campaign
« on: December 25, 2010, 02:45:21 am »
He's formed an opinion of D&D 4th edition as being like an MMO, and being bereft of roleplay.

Isn't that statement kind of redundant?

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RPG Ghetto / Re: WARNING: D&D TALK
« on: December 25, 2010, 02:42:39 am »
I think a lot of that stuff is still available via torrent. Might have to do some digging, but I'm sure people have archived that old content.

Such is the way of things though - It's like, Nintendo no longer sells the SNES, which is a shame, because I loved that system better than any other.

Indeed. The controller even actually worked as advertised, unlike their more recent products.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« on: December 23, 2010, 02:25:19 pm »
What I find interesting is how, whenever I hear DnD players talk about playing DnD, they seem to have this unspoken assumption that once 4th ed came out, they weren't allowed (somehow) to play 3.5,

Is that normal?

They discontinue old books, and get rid of the free downloads they have for the old system, which makes it near impossible to get new stuff to play, as Requia says.

They didn't just get rid of free downloads, they got rid of a lot of the merely low-cost/discounted downloads as well. it really pisses me off. That's why I now absolutely refuse to buy any new* Wizards Of The Coast products.


*(used and/or fenced WoTC products I'll still buy if the price is right, since WoTC doesn't profit from such sales)

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: String Theory? Nah.
« on: December 22, 2010, 05:40:40 am »
Quote
The short of it is simply that as far as they could tell, 'No experimental evidence for microscopic black holes has been found.' The long statement indicates that since the highly precise CMS detector found no spray of sub-atomic particles of normal matter while LHC smashed particles together, the hypothesis by String Theory that micro black holes would be formed and quickly evaporated in this experiment was incorrect.

Now this doesn't necessarily show that microscopic black-holes don't form under those conditions. It sounds plausible to me that a micro black-hole could have formed but not evaporated, falling instead through the accelerator into the center of the Earth, where it will grow and fester until eventually Richard sharpe Shaver is proven correct, :D at which point we'll all be royally screwed

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Has anybody added argumentative smart-ass hairsplitters and nitpickers to the list of people who believe in magic (or at any rate believe in a certain specific and limited sense provided that there's an argument to be had by doing so)? Because i fall into that category.

Many practices which are commonly labeled as "magic" actually DO work, albeit not necessarily by the supernatural means that the sorceror claims them to work by. For example, it is a widely accepted fact that a Voodoo Curse CAN indeed kill you (provided that you sincerely believe that it can kill you). The actual mechanism by which death is caused, however, is not the intervention of vengeful spirits, but rather through psychological manipulation of the victim, resulting a combination of illness induced by the physiological symptoms of extreme stress and potentially self-destructive changes in emotion and behavior.
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_death and http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/full/92/10/1593)

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:25:53 pm »

Your definition of magic is too broad.

Science is NOT magic.

No, but according to Clarke's Third Law, sufficiently advanced technology becomes functionally indistinguishable from magic. At least superficially...

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