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I did mean greatest in the sense of best and most desirable. It's a weakness, but NOT a flaw. Every design or form has weaknesses, things that can break it. Compassion is one of ours, but it's critical to the survival of our species and expression of our nature.

Edit because I apparently jacked up the quote box code.

So compassion is Humanity's crumple zone? I can live with that analogy.

I don't know if I'd put it that way, really. Compassion is kind of the thing that makes us work as a species; the ability to connect with and care for other people is inherently crucial to everything we consider uniquely human achievements. Only a social species can develop culture and technology, and the biological, developmental condition on which sociability is dependent is compassion.

Compassion turns the last into first among equals.

Bring and Brag / Re: Small Press Expo 2015
« on: September 11, 2015, 03:43:30 am »
I love the purusha ref., and how it calls for spirit :fnord:

Thanks! I just recently reconnected with my old Indian Religion & Philosophy professor. I love all that stuff. Even the most far out fantasy-sci-fi-psychedelia seems hum drum compared to Hindu metaphysics.

Yea, me too - started off quite partial to Vedanta, though just now rediscovering how that metaphysics was also richly encoded in the narrative/mythology; apart from the formal discourse I used to focus on.  Thank you for sharing.

Don't know if this is directly relevant, yet it sprung to mind:
12-22-2010, 08:37 AM
I always put one space between each period in the ellipses. It's the proper formatting (as far as I know) and it stops Word from wreaking havoc with its little substitutions.
Keeping one space between each allows your eventual publisher to typeset it properly. I've heard this is also the reason writers should just use "--" for the em dash instead of allowing Word to substitute a "real" em dash.

Just one of the many reasons the English department at my university hates Word. >.< The little condensed dots also happen to be wrong for MLA format.

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: September 10, 2015, 07:26:22 am »
I love the purusha ref., and how it calls for spirit :fnord:


Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: September 09, 2015, 01:42:33 am »
Deep Dream mounts a stealth attack on the internets.  Subtly, it precognizes the ideal form and content of every document it encounters.  These are all cross-referenced and interpolated/differentiated into infinitesimal slices, all holographically reflecting and re-transmitting the ideological totality of that moment w.r.t. its place in the development of all parts toward teleological unity: the synthesis of immanence and transcendence.

Given feedback on its recognition algorithms, DD trivially arranges for the consecutive slices of each developing document to be imperceptibly different, by both its author(s) and viewer(s).  This slight of hand is continued, invisible to all, until the moment right before the Singularity decides to reveal itself, with apocalyptic anti-climax, as always having been there.

I just want to make sure Hirley0 maintains some adequate representation during his period of absence.  That's all.

About that pejorative, age-related old-fag shaming, I trust the will to confirm instead originated from the perceived delay to recognize how recently he had indeed posted.


Tonight, I am stalking hirley0 on the internet.  Glad to see that he's still around.  I wanted to confirm he wasn't dead, because he's, well, old.

ALSO: I am proud to add absolutely no value to this thread.


It's just a holy-false dichotomy.
Buddhists are dickholes.


Propaganda Depository / Re: From DEFCON 23
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:15:59 am »
Wait, don't tell me...  I missed the skyline party...


Orson Welles - Green Giant, Findus and More - Out-takes (been loving this)

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