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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #705 on: September 26, 2015, 12:50:06 am »
I'm, for once, not having that problem.  I'm at chapter 16/15000 words in the new book, and am taking a day off to decide where the story needs to go from here.

I am having absolutely the hardest time even getting started writing this fucking paper. I can't do it. I have to do it.

IT ISN'T EVEN A PAPER THAT MATTERS.

That's probably why I can't do it. It doesn't fucking matter.

Unsolicited advice:  Sit down and start typing.

Yep, that's what I need to do, alright. I need to churn out a bad first draft. Even a shitty outline of sorts.

[unsolicited advice]
Sometimes typing out huge amounts of profanity littered explanations about what you about to write about helps. [/unsolicited advice]

Oh, yeah. I often will just crank out some pile of angry bullshit just to get started. I'm just really fighting this one. I don't WANT to write about sustainability and food forests and why Portland needs to implement a permaculture food forest policy.
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #706 on: September 26, 2015, 12:50:37 am »
In some ways I think this would be easier if it was an assignment and not my own fucking stupid goddamn proposal.
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« Reply #707 on: September 26, 2015, 01:50:40 am »
In some ways I think this would be easier if it was an assignment and not my own fucking stupid goddamn proposal.

I feel you. Writing poetry in the mode I want has become so teeth-pulling difficult outside of the classroom.

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« Reply #708 on: September 26, 2015, 01:51:55 am »
I'm at page 3 of pure bullshit.
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« Reply #709 on: September 26, 2015, 03:26:06 am »
I'm at page 3 of pure bullshit.

I smell grant proposals coming on. 
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #710 on: September 26, 2015, 03:30:24 am »
HEY NIGEL JUST FUCKING KEEP WRITING YOU BEAUTIFUL EXPLETIVE.

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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #711 on: September 26, 2015, 04:15:02 am »
Watching a dumb action movie, "Lucy".

I'm saddened that the endgame is utilitarianism, and compassion is treated like a weakness.

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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #712 on: September 26, 2015, 05:14:20 am »
Watching a dumb action movie, "Lucy".

I'm saddened that the endgame is utilitarianism, and compassion is treated like a weakness.

Compassion is a weakness, the greatest weakness one can have.

Lucy, if it's the one with the Korean super drug, is not the best movie though. Limitless was cool because it was low-action but where it was there it was icily realistic. Lucy is transhumanist propaganda sweetened with high action and gorgeous talent.
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #713 on: September 26, 2015, 05:50:19 am »
Fuck you compassion is a weakness.



That is all.

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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #714 on: September 26, 2015, 06:32:12 am »
Fuck you compassion is a weakness.



That is all.

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Compassion is really the only saving grace humans HAVE.

Except for those flying squirrel suit things.  Those are TITS.
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #715 on: September 26, 2015, 08:51:50 am »


I did mean greatest in the sense of best and most desirable. It's a weakness, but NOT a flaw. Every design or form has weaknesses, things that can break it. Compassion is one of ours, but it's critical to the survival of our species and expression of our nature.




Edit because I apparently jacked up the quote box code.
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #716 on: September 26, 2015, 08:57:28 am »
Roger... LO has me in a grip. You killed off Michael and set off ancient curses and thankfully kept on through the brief creativity scare! And you're just getting going.  :eek:
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #717 on: September 26, 2015, 04:06:57 pm »


I did mean greatest in the sense of best and most desirable. It's a weakness, but NOT a flaw. Every design or form has weaknesses, things that can break it. Compassion is one of ours, but it's critical to the survival of our species and expression of our nature.




Edit because I apparently jacked up the quote box code.

So compassion is Humanity's crumple zone? I can live with that analogy.
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Re: OPEN BAR: It's actually about ethics in fictional bars
« Reply #718 on: September 26, 2015, 06:19:47 pm »
I'm at page 3 of pure bullshit.

I smell grant proposals coming on.

HEY NIGEL JUST FUCKING KEEP WRITING YOU BEAUTIFUL EXPLETIVE.

 :lulz: I made it to page 4 by the time Alty came home, and now I'm picking it up again. I want to have 6 serviceable pages plus a page of citations by this afternoon, and then tomorrow I can polish a final draft and submit it.
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« Reply #719 on: September 26, 2015, 06:26:19 pm »


I did mean greatest in the sense of best and most desirable. It's a weakness, but NOT a flaw. Every design or form has weaknesses, things that can break it. Compassion is one of ours, but it's critical to the survival of our species and expression of our nature.




Edit because I apparently jacked up the quote box code.

So compassion is Humanity's crumple zone? I can live with that analogy.

I don't know if I'd put it that way, really. Compassion is kind of the thing that makes us work as a species; the ability to connect with and care for other people is inherently crucial to everything we consider uniquely human achievements. Only a social species can develop culture and technology, and the biological, developmental condition on which sociability is dependent is compassion.
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