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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #465 on: September 21, 2020, 02:42:50 pm »
Hello, new guy! :wave:

I'll admit I still have yet to finish the damn thing as I am easily distracted

Eh, it didn't age very well; there's a lot of fluff.  If you want to skip, here's some of the better bits:

A Zen Story: pg. 12.
A Sermon on Ethics and Love: pg. 46.
The Sacred Chao: pg 56-57.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #466 on: September 21, 2020, 03:29:56 pm »
Thank You for the welcome.
CNO, Thank you for the suggestions.
I just went back to see how far I had made it, looks like I bailed just before the Turkey curse. Moving to a new desk/computer means losing all my open tabs and losing track of where I was in some readings.
But I agree, those were some of the bits that I enjoyed the most, along with the parable of the bitter tea pg. 37 (at least in the table of contents?), the little script at the bottom about hell resonates with that whole former mormon bit of me. but I also recognize the urge to take shortcuts that I'll regret later in that parable.

I'll probably mostly keep lurking, as I've been doing for the last couple months.
registered to see the fatberg.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #467 on: October 13, 2020, 11:18:09 pm »
Hello everyone!
Glad I finally found this thread, I was about to give up and just write an introduction in the middle of nowhere.
I actually found out about Discordianism less than a month ago, by way of a forwarded message in a Telegram chat that referred back to a Discordian Society. Not a very active group, but then I decided to actually google (or rather, duckduckgo) the thing and, sweet Eris, I was overwhelmed! Not just by the classics (PD, Illuminatus!, etc.) but by the newer stuff too. It's like stumbling into a whole universe, just reading the forum archives makes me feel dizzy.
Why am I bothering? Because a lot of this stuff really resonates with me. The humour, the ideas (especially from BIP, Holy Nonsense, and the best parts of PD), the GASM thing. Partly I had already found it under different forms, but seeing it presented like this is exhilarating and inspiring. And frankly, it couldn't come at a better time.
So yeah, I'll stick around for a while, read a lot, and hopefully write as much.

Oh, and as for recipes, I really like dopiazeh:
150g ground beef
250g potatoes
1 yellow or red onion, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
Tomato paste
Turmeric
Somag
Tarragon

Sautťe onion in olive oil. When it's golden brown, put half aside and add turmeric and tomato paste to the rest. Cook until it gets almost curry-like. Add the remaining ingredients, cover with enough water, and cook on medium heat for half an hour, then keep going until it's smooth enough for your taste.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #468 on: October 14, 2020, 12:45:00 pm »
Hello, new person!

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #469 on: October 14, 2020, 01:19:34 pm »
Dopiazeh would, I assume, go quite well with a nice shiraz?

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #470 on: October 14, 2020, 03:08:22 pm »
Definitely, but any red wine will do, really. Just don't go looking for subtle flavours, the spices will overpower them.
Which reminds me: also add black pepper and chili pepper to taste before serving. And salt if you really want to be weird.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #471 on: October 14, 2020, 10:38:29 pm »
I shall keep that in mind. I was thinking shiraz for the region, but you never know what the store does (or does not) have.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #472 on: October 16, 2020, 08:02:13 pm »
Hey All,

It has been a while since I've been on here last, about a decade. I don't have any of my old info to sign into that old account, theCalmpsychopath, so I made a new one. Hope that's alright. Didn't contribute too much with the last account anyway. Pretty excited to catch up on the info that has been put out. Glad to see a lot of the same people on here. Hope everyone has been well. 
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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #473 on: October 16, 2020, 10:29:39 pm »
Hey All,

It has been a while since I've been on here last, about a decade. I don't have any of my old info to sign into that old account, theCalmpsychopath, so I made a new one. Hope that's alright. Didn't contribute too much with the last account anyway. Pretty excited to catch up on the info that has been put out. Glad to see a lot of the same people on here. Hope everyone has been well.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #474 on: October 16, 2020, 11:26:30 pm »
I also remember the name, welcome back

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #475 on: October 17, 2020, 09:42:48 pm »
Hey new people! Welcome to the Strange Times

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #476 on: November 30, 2020, 07:18:01 pm »
Hello everyone. I need to get better at expressing myself, so this introduction will probably be awkward to read. Sorry about that. I first found this forum about a year ago when I was learning about Discordianism. I drifted away from the religion itself a little while later, but Iíve kept coming back from time to time since then. A lot of what you talk about on here has really resonated with me, and this also looks like the best place Iíve found to get serious criticism about what I think.

I donít know how often Iíll actually post on here vs reading your threads, but I do know Iíll probably stick around for a long while. When I do post, other than to react to other people, itíll most likely be either to ask questions or to get your input on my ideas. Iím worried that Iím too inexperienced to participate on here, but I need to grow up someday. Hopefully Iíll end up contributing in a positive way, whether thatís soon or when Iím older.

I donít know any really unique or obscure recipes, so the best I can offer is a tip for making grilled cheese sandwiches. If you butter the outsides of your bread, and then coat them with parmesan itíll give them an extra layer of crunch when theyíre grilled. Maybe youíd like that.
I havenít been writing for very long, and I want to improve. If any parts of my posts arenít readable, please point them out.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #477 on: November 30, 2020, 09:54:12 pm »
Hello everyone. I need to get better at expressing myself, so this introduction will probably be awkward to read. Sorry about that. I first found this forum about a year ago when I was learning about Discordianism. I drifted away from the religion itself a little while later, but Iíve kept coming back from time to time since then. A lot of what you talk about on here has really resonated with me, and this also looks like the best place Iíve found to get serious criticism about what I think.

I donít know how often Iíll actually post on here vs reading your threads, but I do know Iíll probably stick around for a long while. When I do post, other than to react to other people, itíll most likely be either to ask questions or to get your input on my ideas. Iím worried that Iím too inexperienced to participate on here, but I need to grow up someday. Hopefully Iíll end up contributing in a positive way, whether thatís soon or when Iím older.

I donít know any really unique or obscure recipes, so the best I can offer is a tip for making grilled cheese sandwiches. If you butter the outsides of your bread, and then coat them with parmesan itíll give them an extra layer of crunch when theyíre grilled. Maybe youíd like that.

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Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« Reply #478 on: December 01, 2020, 04:30:25 am »
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It doesn't actually matter if you're the least experienced fish in the bicycle race, if you know what I mean.

What we have proven over 18 years of SCIENCE is that nobody is good at this, and if someone SEEMS to be good at it, they're selling you something (tangible or otherwise).  Usually they are selling you the idea that they are some form of Guru or otherwise Really Important Person that You Should Listen To, but on one memorable occasion we had a guy named Gavriel try to sell us our own art work.

This of course worked out well for everyone involved.

Fair enough. I wouldnít mind hearing the story about Gavriel if youíre okay with sharing.
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« Reply #479 on: December 01, 2020, 04:38:20 pm »
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It doesn't actually matter if you're the least experienced fish in the bicycle race, if you know what I mean.

What we have proven over 18 years of SCIENCE is that nobody is good at this, and if someone SEEMS to be good at it, they're selling you something (tangible or otherwise).  Usually they are selling you the idea that they are some form of Guru or otherwise Really Important Person that You Should Listen To, but on one memorable occasion we had a guy named Gavriel try to sell us our own art work.

This of course worked out well for everyone involved.

Fair enough. I wouldnít mind hearing the story about Gavriel if youíre okay with sharing.
Gavriel joined the board, then claimed "rights" to everything down in the B&B subforum.  Then he told us to relax, we would get a discount at his online store as "co-owners", IIRC.

Then everyone laughed at him until he decided we were all shits and none of our stuff was good enough for his page.

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