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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2011, 01:19:33 pm »



1)  Alert people to the fact that their own personal reality is largely their own creation, so they might as well have fun with it.

Hah! It doesn't have to be a Prison all the time, does it?

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5)  Make people laugh at the absurdity of it all.

I do this every day.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #106 on: February 27, 2011, 08:14:02 pm »
BUMP.

I don't have time to do this, between IRL projects, editing the 30 days thing, and working on the next comic.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #107 on: February 28, 2011, 04:52:32 am »
Holy crap that took longer than I expected.  Okay, so I've probably misrepresented a bunch of you.

Sorry about that.

My approach here was to start with Rogers 4 points, and add a new point each time something new/distinctive seemed to crop up.  I've also filtered out anything which looked like a personal goal.  The rationale being that this thread is about what we can hope to accomplish together, if we share any external goals outside of ourselves and immediate community.  E.g. I may have a goal to have a bigger zing zang, but at the end of the day, I'm gonna have to order them there pills from the internet myself, you know?

Also, I was ruthless about trying to strip out means from goals.  E.g. my original input was all means.  So my name doesn't appear - oops.

#2 and #4 are clear winners.  But they are also vague and broad categories.  E.g. #2 could equally, in my view, be called - "make people less stupid, including ourselves".  I find it interesting that the votes correspond to my view of what Discordianism originally was about, but I'm most likely lo5'ing that.


The flawed list

1) Maximize Freedom
  Roger
  Charley Brown
  LMNO, PhD
  Cuddlefish
  Reeducation
  Hover Cat

2) Reality tunnel escape/intellectual improvement/think for yourself
  Roger
  LMNO, PhD
  Hoopla
  RHWN
  Doktor Blight
  Niamh
  Cuddlefish
  Requia
  Nigel
  Dr. James Semaj
  Eater of Clowns
  Pastor Miskatonic Zappathruster
  NET
  Demolition_Squid
  Hover Cat
  Doktor Phox

3) Keep things strange, or more so
  Roger
  LMNO, PhD
  Cuddlefish
  Dr. James Semaj
  Kai
  Doktor Phox

4) Have Fun
  Roger
  LMNO, PhD
  Hoopla
  Doktor Blight
  Niamh
  Cuddlefish
  Dr. James Semaj
  NET
  Hover Cat
  Canis latrans eques
  P3nT4gR4m
  Doktor Phox

5) Change Political/Cultural climate
  Doktor Blight
  Xooxe

6) Evangelism
  Cuddlefish
  NET
  Cramulus

7) Reduce Apathy
  Dr. James Semaj


What next?

Let's argue about categories!

I'm looking for suggestions about any additional categories I missed, or any obvious way to split up/rearrange the existing ones.


What then?

Then we can make corrections about who-goes-where.  Probably in a new thread.  I missed the boat on "reduce apathy", but I'll have to wait to vote for it.  

Anyone on the board who missed the original discussion is - of course - more than welcome to join in, too.


What then, then?

Where to go from there depends highly on what areas we figure we actually have consensus on.  Hopefully it'll be obvious.  IMO the best result would be if the answer arose spontaneously out of community discussion.  Personally, I'd be delighted to see groups/cabals branching off into separate projects, but we'll see I guess.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #108 on: February 28, 2011, 01:49:58 pm »
Captain Utopia's all growed up! It feels like just yesterday you were a total newb.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #109 on: February 28, 2011, 02:18:37 pm »
You missed me on keeping things strange.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #110 on: February 28, 2011, 02:20:35 pm »
Fuck it, sign me up for 2, 3, and 4. Sounds like a good time.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #111 on: February 28, 2011, 04:28:29 pm »
You missed me on keeping things strange.

Sorry about that, I started with your initial four categories, added people who agreed with them, and forgot to add your name.  Fixed now.


Fuck it, sign me up for 2, 3, and 4. Sounds like a good time.

Okay done.

At this stage now, I'd really like to concentrate on what the categories should be, rather than who-goes-where.  I.e. I want to make sure I didn't miss anyones input first.  I'll create a new thread within the next few days with category revisions, once that discussion tapers off.  I don't want to turn this into a bureaucratic mush, but I do want to make sure that everyones voice is heard.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2011, 07:32:17 pm »
1 and 5 can probably be merged. Maximizing freedom and changing political climate, while not exactly the same, go well together.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #113 on: February 28, 2011, 07:52:25 pm »
Sign me up for 2, 3, and 4.   

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #114 on: February 28, 2011, 07:56:48 pm »
My own M.O., after chewing over a chat with Roger, is basically to clal others and myself on the bullshit.  Basically 2,3,4. 

#1 is a worthy goal, but it seems like a very arbitrary one, and is likely covered in the execution of 2 and 3.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #115 on: February 28, 2011, 07:58:58 pm »
You can probably sign me up for all of them, but I'm a bit iffy about the evangelism. Though evangelizing evangelists is an idea I've been toying with. But that can probably be assigned to other categories. I'll see if I can come up with some other possible goals.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #116 on: February 28, 2011, 08:06:59 pm »
You can probably sign me up for all of them, but I'm a bit iffy about the evangelism. Though evangelizing evangelists is an idea I've been toying with. But that can probably be assigned to other categories. I'll see if I can come up with some other possible goals.

I evangelize for other religions.

Badly. 

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #117 on: February 28, 2011, 08:12:00 pm »
You can probably sign me up for all of them, but I'm a bit iffy about the evangelism. Though evangelizing evangelists is an idea I've been toying with. But that can probably be assigned to other categories. I'll see if I can come up with some other possible goals.

I evangelize for other religions.

Badly. 

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 :lulz: That's not a bad idea either. Maybe tailor it to the target too, like, maybe for That Jesus Guy who's at every Sox game and metal concert in Massachusetts, evangelize for atheism, or Raelianism.
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« Reply #118 on: February 28, 2011, 08:14:21 pm »
You can probably sign me up for all of them, but I'm a bit iffy about the evangelism. Though evangelizing evangelists is an idea I've been toying with. But that can probably be assigned to other categories. I'll see if I can come up with some other possible goals.

I evangelize for other religions.

Badly. 

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 :lulz: That's not a bad idea either. Maybe tailor it to the target too, like, maybe for That Jesus Guy who's at every Sox game and metal concert in Massachusetts, evangelize for atheism, or Raelianism.

Calvinism and Baptist sects are my prey of choice.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #119 on: February 28, 2011, 08:18:40 pm »
You can probably sign me up for all of them, but I'm a bit iffy about the evangelism. Though evangelizing evangelists is an idea I've been toying with. But that can probably be assigned to other categories. I'll see if I can come up with some other possible goals.

I evangelize for other religions.

Badly. 

 :lulz:


 :lulz: That's not a bad idea either. Maybe tailor it to the target too, like, maybe for That Jesus Guy who's at every Sox game and metal concert in Massachusetts, evangelize for atheism, or Raelianism.

Calvinism and Baptist sects are my prey of choice.

Jesus Guy is either a Baptist or a Pentacostal. I forget exactly which. They interviewed him in the Phoenix a couple of years ago.


Found article. He's a Baptist:
http://thephoenix.com/boston/life/9674-id-check-bob-whetstone/

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