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Messages - LuciferX

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Absent authority, on personal recognizance, without mercy, is there a responsibility that concerns you beyond the circumspection of being fucked?

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Do-be-do-be-do, I take the opposite view.  I am neither a thing to improve nor an action to perform.  When I withdraw "into" the immediacy of skillful action, arÍte, my true value readily emerges.  With this transliteration, sharp edges are signs for the most excellent.

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goth pony. it is a biologist specializing in marine invertebrates. it has heterochromia.
shamefully good.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 07, 2016, 09:18:55 am »
[I don't remember writing this]

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:50:09 am »
When every interaction is commercially mediated, whoa.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Sleeping Pills
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:37:41 am »
I like it

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And, for back-breeding livestock to invigorate the heart of our game-hunting reserves.

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Keyboard's shorted on the laptop.  Going in.  Can't see anything, though I detect hints of Cabernet.  I'm going to dismantle the logic board and give it some fresh air.  Hope that works.

Update:  Command key, possibly shift key, are acting like they're stuck, breaking all the others.  The problem nearly seems mechanical.  Morale sucks.  Tomorrow's presentation will all be in hardcopy, I think I'm coming to terms with that.

Update:  make that only half-hardcopy, keyboard is back online - hooray!

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Bring and Brag / Re: The Bird That Wasn't
« on: April 03, 2016, 09:00:37 am »
Really meshing with this one :mittens:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: April 01, 2016, 11:44:23 pm »
The reason companies, a few years back, made public some of their max-pooling and convolutional network architecture was not to demonstrate advances in perception modeling, rather, it was an exercise of perception management.  Photos were leaked of what was actually going down in their top-secret GENetic ALGorithm labs, namely, splicing DNA of various historic beasts to create human hybrids for the military.  The software they released was meant to mimic these photos, so that the originals would be confounded with their various reproductions; being all kinds of both similar and also distinct, confusing all humans and machines way beyond their capacity of recognition.

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Right on, it's all starting to make sense again.

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In the theatre of my mind, it's different, the spectator's gaze is more forgiving.  Performing in front of others, perhaps not surprisingly, reminds me of taking a more combative stance.  It's somehow deeply embarrassing to me, to be fighting for a mask.  Because it's tragic when I take myself so seriously.  For example, right now, I'm stumbling over the inflated sense of my own importance even as I try to deny it, elevating me at best to a pantomime of myself.  I take it drama must be some kind imitative ritual to pass through and exorcise this limitation.  That by going through so many changes we wil, at the end, welcome that last encounter with a shy, innocent smile.

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Does anyone remember, circa '09, if there was a connection between PD and a particular news show host's decision to shave their head?  It's spring cleaning time for my mind (feel free not to dispel my illusions if I may still have use for them).

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heh, if you think the sexual revolution is complete try having a sexuality that is outside the norm.

not saying it's complete - I'm saying that how we talked about it in the late 70s might not be as powerful anymore.


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The broader question is - is there anything that Discordia can give us that we can't get from another source that maybe said it better? That's the lifeblood of Discordia - not continuing the revolution that Mal and Omar lived through, but figuring out what we all need Today in 2016.
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*Like we need to come up with a new word for soul, also, or hijack the word entirely as it seems to have lost some of it's levity, barring inquiry of any purchase.
What with the whole love connection, at first glance, I might follow in the tradition of Ibn 'Arabi and use the word heart instead of soul.  And, heart also works with the whole pseudo- nostalgic tone of this thread.
[abducted by a howling pack of camels that vanishes into the moonlit desert night]

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