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I found out today AlbinoBlackSheep still exists, and The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny) is still being hosted on it. 

I showed it to the monkey and the entire way through watching the look on his face was "what even is happening right now what is life wtf."

I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was priceless.

 :lulz: That's a pretty good introduction to the internet.
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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Am I Being Selfish?
« Last post by Pergamos on Yesterday at 09:19:53 pm »
Yes you are being selfish, but not or the reasons you think.  It's selfish of you to prioritize your career over the relationship and to expect her to do the same.  It's selfsh of you to insist that she not express her dreams regarding both marriage/kids and career.  You can be the voice of reason that says "well, we can't do both those things because I am on the career track I want to be on here and don't think i will be if we move" but that doesn't mean you should expect her not to talk about it.  I suspect her responding that you might have to break up was due to anger over your approach as much as a lack of attachment.
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Nigel: I could understand if you were answering the question that the OP brings up, which is "Am I being Selfish?"

The answer is yes. You are demanding that someone who is trying to plan their future refrain from discussing commitment until after they commit. So, basically, you want her to not explore options or make plans until she has FIRST decided that she is 100% committed to you no matter what the circumstances. At age 19. And you are having an adorable little meltdown and insisting that every single person in this thread is simply misreading, ignoring, or misinterpreting what you have written.

Selfish, childish, spoiled, bratty, unreasonable, controlling, patronizing, assholish; whichever adjective you prefer, they all apply here.
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You didn't get the answer you wanted. :lol:

No, I got one that was based on reading only portions of what I wrote without the context that I outlined in the thread. I'm not going to sit here and be told how I feel about someone else. I shouldn't have to quote myself from earlier in the thread to refute your argument.

So go derail someone else's thread. Otherwise, change the title of this thread to "Walls and Walls of CATS."

Sorry, you're right; what you wrote totally is totally different from what everyone in this thread read and responded to. I'll change the title, since I can totally do that, and then I will proceed to never, ever comment on your posts because your tantrums are not hilarious at all.

 :lol:
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Last post by LuciferX on Yesterday at 09:03:55 pm »
Well, at least Sorweel should come out of things OK.  Unless he literally runs into the No-God or goes on to kill Kelhus, that boy's unstoppable.

Or, if the theories are correct at least, he runs into Kelmonas.  The fan theory is that Kel's a narindar of Ajokli, and thus stands outside the sight of the gods, including Yatwer and her White Luck Warrior.  He sacrified that beetle as an offering, a murder done for no other reason than "because". 

Ajokli is the god of tricksters, thieves and assassins...a description that fits Kel to a t.  I also wonder if Ajokli can see the No-God and Consult..."He only seems such [the Fool] because he sees what the others do not see... What you do not see ... The blindness of the sighted".  Which also makes me wonder if there is a link between Ajokli and the Solitary God of the Cishaurim...the reference to the blindness of the sighted, the fact that the Psukhe is undetectable by other magi and even unknown to the Consult, and that the Cishaurim wage war against the followers of the Tusk.  Ajokli, via the nameless narindar in the White Luck Warrior notes that his cult alone is persecuted by the Tusk. 

I'm also somewhat amused by the many parallels one can draw between Ajokli, narindar and our favourite inscrutable trickster god, the Anticipation of Mephala himself, Vivec.  Narindar are holy assassins the gods send, but narindar of Ajokli are ritual assassins for whom the act is holy, and are asked to kill without reference to their own cares.  Of course, Vivec is the Tribunal replacement for Mephala, whom the Morag Tong assassins (and maybe the Dark Brotherhood, if the Night Mother is Mephala.  Of course, one reading of the 36 sermons suggests Vivec is in fact the Night Mother).  Assassins remove the act of emotion from murder, which in turn makes it an act of destruction...and destruction is another form of creation.  Murder and enlightenment, combined.

Incidentally, narindar = narinder = narendra = "lord of men" in Sanskrit.  Just putting that out there.

Now THERE'S some food for fucking thought.

The themes of sight and blindness are rampant in this series and especially in this trilogy. Khellus's children are constantly described as having inherited their father's sight to varying degrees. One of them had to be chained up because he could see deeply but lacked the dispassionate conditioning. Minor spoiler: Serwa in The Great Ordeal makes a statement to the effect of "light is our birthright."

The entire Dunyain philosophy revolves around the eponymous Darkness that comes before, and the Logos is the way to be able to "see" the origin of one's own thoughts. Plus, the Probablity Trance.

The Few have their own form of sight, and Mimara's Judging Eye represents a kind of sight that perhaps no other living person possesses, except perhaps Khellus during the Circumfixion. What little we know about Cishaurim sorcery revolves around themes of sight and blindness.

Then there was that guy in the cave, with the heart.

The various asides about how the Nonmen perceive the world comes to mind as well: they can't "see" two-dimensional images, so they sculpt. I forget if it was a character or in one of the pre-chapter quotes, but it's stated that Men fear and hate the darkness because it is ignorance made visible, while the Nonmen see it as holy.

The No-God is, apparently, invisible to Heaven. And, it seems, somehow invisible to itself ("WHAT DO YOU SEE?")

I don't have a real thesis here, but it will surprise me greatly if the conclusion of this series is not somehow related to sight and blindness.

Lacking all context for the above, let me miopically state how awesome that sounds. :lulz:  "circumfixion" :lulz:
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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Am I Being Selfish?
« Last post by LuciferX on Yesterday at 08:41:04 pm »
I do not envy this and cannot answer your question to satisfaction: your position is probably more nuanced than most would be willing to relate to ATM.  Although I can pretend to understand and formulate a response, I must admit that part of me is trying to somehow retroactively advise a version of myself from a past life.  This is not meant to be disparaging.
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Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

I'm pretty sure you're still employed as that place, useless as it is, would still grab keys and not be stupid enough to send a "you're done" email to your work email.

Right?
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I found out today AlbinoBlackSheep still exists, and The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny) is still being hosted on it. 

I showed it to the monkey and the entire way through watching the look on his face was "what even is happening right now what is life wtf."

I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was priceless.
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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Am I Being Selfish?
« Last post by Fernando Poo on Yesterday at 07:06:57 pm »
You didn't get the answer you wanted. :lol:

No, I got one that was based on reading only portions of what I wrote without the context that I outlined in the thread. I'm not going to sit here and be told how I feel about someone else. I shouldn't have to quote myself from earlier in the thread to refute your argument.

So go derail someone else's thread. Otherwise, change the title of this thread to "Walls and Walls of CATS."
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Maybe it's all those white nationalists, afraid because it's the 21st century and there are black people and stuff, and everyone else is depressed because they have to put up with the aforementioned yahoos?

This is actually a completely reasonable explanation.
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