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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #120 on: February 26, 2015, 02:56:03 pm »
Fuck you, I'll never be wrong!

I was once a genius, like you.

But then I took a Nigel to the knee.

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I got bad, man. Let me tell you. REAL bad. I was so addicted to being wrong the doktors thoughts I would never recover, stood no chance of ever leading a normal life again. I hit rock bottom the day I woke up in a stranger's house with a sore throat, and I knew... even though I couldn't remember... that I'd paid a man to let me come over and take the wrong side of an argument with him all night long. Stumbling out into the sunlight, throat raw from shouting him down because my point was too weak to stand on the merits of its own logic, I knew that I had to quit. I had to give up that sweet, sweet full-body rush of wrongness. So I gave it up. Cold turkey.

At first it was hard... I couldn't walk past a TV showing Fox News or the alternative medicine section in a bookstore without getting hit hard by the cravings. But it got better, bit by bit, and eventually my life started to return to normal. Almost normal. The hardest part about recovery is that now the Doktors say that I have to stay clean, that just one hit could drag me down into a full relapse. There are people who would really love to see that, you know; they try to tempt me. "C'mon, Nigel, you know you want it", they say, trying to make me wrong. But I know how it goes; I know I can't touch the stuff anymore. Wrong: not even once.

You bastards have no idea how lucky you are.

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Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #121 on: February 26, 2015, 09:59:14 pm »
To me, Discordia seems to mean "question everything, including the answers your previous questions led you to." But I just read the Principia Discordia and the Black Iron Prison myself, and my head's still in that "new information filling it with fuck" state, so I'll have to rethink this answer at some point.
Sounds like you are doing quite well, especially the rethinking part.
In the spirit of questioning everything: Question the questions that led to your current answers.

At first realizing you're wrong is uncomfortable... even painful. But if you practice it enough, eventually it starts to feel not only less uncomfortable, but actually empowering. With enough time and diligent practice, you will find that there can be found a certain pleasure in [it], and you may even start seeking out such discoveries avidly, until eventually you become addicted to the feeling and start [doing it] all the time, on purpose.

It's just like yoga.  Or anal.

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We were all thinking it.  I mean....


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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #122 on: February 26, 2015, 10:11:55 pm »
Fuck you, I'll never be wrong!

I was once a genius, like you.

But then I took a Nigel to the knee.


See, Doktor Howl? I'd rather not wind up on the corner doing shameful things just for the chance to be wrong at people.
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I got bad, man. Let me tell you. REAL bad. I was so addicted to being wrong the doktors thoughts I would never recover, stood no chance of ever leading a normal life again. I hit rock bottom the day I woke up in a stranger's house with a sore throat, and I knew... even though I couldn't remember... that I'd paid a man to let me come over and take the wrong side of an argument with him all night long. Stumbling out into the sunlight, throat raw from shouting him down because my point was too weak to stand on the merits of its own logic, I knew that I had to quit. I had to give up that sweet, sweet full-body rush of wrongness. So I gave it up. Cold turkey.

At first it was hard... I couldn't walk past a TV showing Fox News or the alternative medicine section in a bookstore without getting hit hard by the cravings. But it got better, bit by bit, and eventually my life started to return to normal. Almost normal. The hardest part about recovery is that now the Doktors say that I have to stay clean, that just one hit could drag me down into a full relapse. There are people who would really love to see that, you know; they try to tempt me. "C'mon, Nigel, you know you want it", they say, trying to make me wrong. But I know how it goes; I know I can't touch the stuff anymore. Wrong: not even once.

You bastards have no idea how lucky you are.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #123 on: March 18, 2015, 09:07:56 am »
Around 4 years ago some dude of mine shoved the book "oven ready chaos" by Phil Hine into my face, that's when I began to stumble into the direction.

What is discordia for me? The melody played by Mistress Eris to which we waltz through life. Okay, some people seem to stumble instead of waltzing but who cares?

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #124 on: April 10, 2015, 03:33:04 pm »
I read a buncha books ages ago that, over the course of things, slowly pushed me here. and that's that. discordia is putty in my/our hands? maybe? sure! maybe.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #125 on: April 10, 2015, 04:57:11 pm »
Hi there, new guy! Welcome! I look forward to getting to know your Discordia.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2015, 05:29:05 pm »
hi!
now I just gotta find where I left it...

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #127 on: April 10, 2015, 05:48:25 pm »
Hello, new person!

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #128 on: July 09, 2015, 05:22:19 pm »
Alright, if this is a newb/introduction thread, my turn.

My story has to do with a neo-helenistic new age pagan girlfriend I had about a year ago who did all sorts of weird things, so I was bored one afternoon and looked up helenistic paganism. On Wikipedia. You know how that goes.

Two hours of clicking later, I had found something even weirder than she was. You see, I was reading a book at the time by James Gleik about Chaos as science and found that particular section profoundly interesting, which naturally led me from one thing to the next... hey, it's not as bad as the time I had a conversation where the transition went "food porno -> porno-funk as a music genre -> Jewish reggae -> Adolf Hitler's humanitarian side -> napkin eating contest" and made perfect sense. Don't judge me.

As for what discordianism is, well, I still don't know if it's real or not. But it hung around and she's gone now, so that's gotta count for something. Maybe. Or maybe it's more like Hobbes, part of and yet external from Calvin. I don't know. I just don't know.
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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #129 on: July 09, 2015, 05:52:22 pm »
Good day to you, sir!

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #130 on: July 09, 2015, 06:46:23 pm »
As for what discordianism is, well, I still don't know if it's real or not.


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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #131 on: July 09, 2015, 07:44:21 pm »
Hi new guy.

Did this thread move?
"Soon, all of us will have special names." -Professor Brian O'Blivion

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #132 on: July 09, 2015, 07:50:00 pm »
No.  Another special snowflake decided they were too unique for the actual intro thread and started one here.

Since this is the top forum on the site, it is the one most new people look at and...well, you can figure out the rest.

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #133 on: July 09, 2015, 10:32:40 pm »
Aha.
"Soon, all of us will have special names." -Professor Brian O'Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." -Bob Dylan?

"I contradict myself?  Very well then, I contradict myself; I am large - I contain multitudes."  -Walt Whitman

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Re: Introduction thread / "What does discordia mean to you?"
« Reply #134 on: July 10, 2015, 03:58:03 am »
No.  Another special snowflake decided they were too unique for the actual intro thread and started one here.

Since this is the top forum on the site, it is the one most new people look at and...well, you can figure out the rest.

Oh. So there was an intro thread.

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