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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2015, 01:53:29 am »
Requia didn't leave and never come back.  She died and got reincarnated as PDS.
If someone does the Fine, youre right, Im clearly a terrible person, Im Satan, Im the worst person alive, I should just die thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2015, 02:26:32 am »
Requia didn't leave and never come back.  She died and got reincarnated as PDS.

Except that Requia was more intelligent and less socially reprehensible.
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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2015, 04:34:42 am »
A marvelous observation and very well put!

I've noticed a certain trend with the rise of technology and human adaptation. We got used to each innovation within a generation and excel in each generation after as long as other factors allow the freedom to "play" with the new thing. Cars brought humans super land speed, for instance, and immediately after adoption of this Strange Thing the will and ability to use them accelerated swiftly indeed. We seem nearly unlimited in our adaptive capacity given a batch of young brought up in the newly changed environment. This, among other things, makes me truly wonder about our "limits" as adults and how much of it is self enforced by the notably "adult" traits like desiring comfort, stable routine, and giving ear to worry. ALL things that essentially encourage you to stay as and where you are. I think that we may often mistake this inertia for maturity and that this sort of "maturity" is partially responsible for much of our historical sorrows.

AND I THINK IT'S BREAKING AWAY FINALLY!!!

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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2015, 04:36:51 am »
A marvelous observation and very well put!

I've noticed a certain trend with the rise of technology and human adaptation. We got used to each innovation within a generation and excel in each generation after as long as other factors allow the freedom to "play" with the new thing. Cars brought humans super land speed, for instance, and immediately after adoption of this Strange Thing the will and ability to use them accelerated swiftly indeed. We seem nearly unlimited in our adaptive capacity given a batch of young brought up in the newly changed environment. This, among other things, makes me truly wonder about our "limits" as adults and how much of it is self enforced by the notably "adult" traits like desiring comfort, stable routine, and giving ear to worry. ALL things that essentially encourage you to stay as and where you are. I think that we may often mistake this inertia for maturity and that this sort of "maturity" is partially responsible for much of our historical sorrows.

AND I THINK IT'S BREAKING AWAY FINALLY!!!

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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2015, 04:59:12 am »
Like, is there a point at which this neophilia stops being a good adaptation to the world?

No longer beneficial? Highly unlikely except in the even more unlikely event that we somehow reach a point where we've discovered literally everything.

No longer beneficent? It could potentially mutate into paleophobia; that's how I got a lot of my bad attitude.
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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2015, 07:25:53 am »
Requia didn't leave and never come back.  She died and got reincarnated as PDS.

Except that Requia was more intelligent and less socially reprehensible.

I know, right?
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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2015, 01:47:08 pm »
Children have always been better at adapting to changes in the world than their parents. Probably at least part of the reason we're programmed to die after we've had them. Wasn't as noticable thousands of years ago when fuck all much changed from one century to the next. We hunted, we gathered, we slept in caves but, lately, the world is capable of becoming a completely different thing in the space of a couple of years. If it keeps going like this, sooner or later only babies are going to be able to function.

They'll just lie there, in their crib, calmly ordering a drone delivery of mushy apple sauce, online using a genetically engineered wifi organ while the rest of us walk around in a complete fucking future shocked daze. :lulz:
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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2015, 04:07:51 pm »
Children have always been better at adapting to changes in the world than their parents. Probably at least part of the reason we're programmed to die after we've had them. Wasn't as noticable thousands of years ago when fuck all much changed from one century to the next. We hunted, we gathered, we slept in caves but, lately, the world is capable of becoming a completely different thing in the space of a couple of years. If it keeps going like this, sooner or later only babies are going to be able to function.

They'll just lie there, in their crib, calmly ordering a drone delivery of mushy apple sauce, online using a genetically engineered wifi organ while the rest of us walk around in a complete fucking future shocked daze. :lulz:

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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2015, 05:14:37 pm »
Got caught up at work the other day and didn't get to finish reading this. So glad I came back to do so. That was fantastic! :mittens:
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2015, 06:25:15 pm »
This is great. It's occurred to me that I enjoy HPL in a totally different way than he would have been appreciated in his own time (or shortly after). This articulates that difference in perspective really well.

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Re: Children of the Strange Times
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2015, 01:42:47 am »
Requia didn't leave and never come back.  She died and got reincarnated as PDS.

Except that Requia was more intelligent and less socially reprehensible.

I know, right?

I never said that racism wasn't bad or that Lovecraft himself wasn't racist or even that his narrators weren't racist; just that his narrators were demonstrably not only wrong but completely backwards. That's what the narrators are reacting to at the end, they're so racist that as much as anything else they're horrified hat the black or asian guy they encountered earlier in the story was right about something
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2015, 12:27:10 am »
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