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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #240 on: November 11, 2009, 05:58:48 pm »
And still others obsess about ways to stretch the metaphor to avoid facing the main issue.  :wink:

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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2009, 06:02:45 pm »
And still others obsess about ways to stretch the metaphor to avoid facing the main issue.  :wink:

ROFL... I think that summary came out of one of the Cosmic Trigger books.

But, I think it makes a useful point. I have known some people that had their chapel perilous experience and just lost their shit. And others that think they got it all together, but instead they're like Fission Chips and get swallowed up by St. Toad.

But, in the end, its just a metaphor.  :lulz:
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #242 on: November 11, 2009, 06:47:11 pm »
CP is like a BIP except scary -- it's scary because you know it's there, and you aren't entirely sure that's a good thing. If you think you have escaped, you probably haven't.

Is the above a valid statement?


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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #243 on: November 11, 2009, 06:50:11 pm »
CP is like a BIP except scary -- it's scary because you know it's there, and you aren't entirely sure that's a good thing. If you think you have escaped, you probably haven't.

Is the above a valid statement?

Hrmmm... thats good.

Though, maybe we could say that CP is like the hallway outside your cell in the BIP... Its not where you're safe, its not where everything is made by your experiences in life, it might lead to a new bigger and better cell, back to the old cell or into solitary confinement.

Hope it doesn't tear from all this stretching ;-)
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #244 on: November 11, 2009, 06:51:33 pm »
CP could be a /revelation/ of a BIP, but no, CP isn't like a BIP. AA calls it a place but its more like a state of mind. On the other hand the BIP isn't a place either, or a state of mind, but a metaphor about reality filters.
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #245 on: November 11, 2009, 06:59:03 pm »
CP could be a /revelation/ of a BIP, but no, CP isn't like a BIP. AA calls it a place but its more like a state of mind. On the other hand the BIP isn't a place either, or a state of mind, but a metaphor about reality filters.

CP can involve reality filters.... maybe we could say that CP is like the point when something takes a wrecking ball through one of the Walls of your BIP?
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #246 on: November 11, 2009, 07:00:09 pm »
metaphor testing

the bip is a prison made of bars, the cp is the in between where the bars have collapsed and their sharp ends are all pointing at you in a dangerous and unfamiliar way,
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #247 on: November 11, 2009, 07:08:39 pm »
We just broke both of them.  :lulz:
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #248 on: November 11, 2009, 07:13:14 pm »
I approve of this metaphor.

I suppose I might frame CP in the BIP metaphor two ways myself: either your BIP (which while a prison is at least usually familiar) is suddenly replaced with something entirely different, without warning, or your BIP has been reformatted to something fundamentally paranoid (like a moving spiked prison with cameras designed for SM Snuff fans). I wouldn't say that the BIP is destroyed (even partially), but fundamentally changed in unfamiliar and threatening ways. Your space has been destroyed; your friends are your enemies, and those you thought meek are suddenly pointing guns in your face. Your circuit 1-4 imprints are no longer suitable for the environment, or alternately, your imprints have changed and the environment stayed the same -- or you are seeing the environment differently and neither have changed except in terms of perception.


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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #249 on: November 11, 2009, 07:14:47 pm »
If we chew hard enough we might get GUM.

Ya know... the Grand Unified Metaphor ;-)
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #250 on: November 11, 2009, 07:15:12 pm »
I hate you all.  :argh!:
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #251 on: November 11, 2009, 08:02:16 pm »
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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #252 on: November 11, 2009, 08:11:24 pm »
CP is when your Reality Filter shatters.

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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #253 on: November 11, 2009, 08:13:41 pm »
CP is when your Reality Filter shatters.

YES! It goes from a window that you can look through to a kaleidoscope view from the force of the impact...

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Re: Book Club: Angel Tech
« Reply #254 on: November 11, 2009, 09:49:08 pm »
CP is when your Reality Filter shatters.

YES! It goes from a window that you can look through to a kaleidoscope view from the force of the impact...

?

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