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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:43:45 am »
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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: May 03, 2019, 07:21:30 pm »
Welcome back spags. I'm one of the others that arose from the pool-roof muck like a cheap b-movie swamp-thing imitation just to shower off and rejoin the 'living'.



This is the END TIMES. Right?


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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:41:16 pm »
I'm so glad I'm not the only one with actual critiques of those ridiculous seige-defense tactics. It felt like "well, we only have so much time to setup the final climax, and we need everyone to be overwhelmed.... so, cut all the good tactics, we don't have screen time for them."


It was neat to see a trick my silat guru taught me take down the Night King, tho. Trust me, catching a falling knife like that ain't easy.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Electronic Engineering
« on: April 27, 2019, 11:11:20 pm »
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:32:47 pm »
Both of those really hit home atm. I have been doing Silat, an Indonesian martial art, for the past 8 years. So much of it is "non-explained movement". I was very lucky in that my guru badgered his teacher with "silly questions" and so he has a completely different mental map of this thing that we do than most other instructors I've seen.

And that map is _absolutely_ body-centric. Unfortunately, our culture lets the kids who "show competence" receive all the physical training, while the rest of us have to struggle through retraining ourselves later (if we ever take that opportunity). Reconnecting with the body means undoing a huge amount of chronic tension (your pose-hold-relax-repeat description has deep parallels to Christopher Hyatt's "Undoing Exercises"... who I think has Gurdjieff connections). Then looking past the flood of sensory information coming in from the "environment" and focusing on the sensory information coming from "inside".

Our beginner breathing meditations involve flowing the arms and hands all across the body, almost like you are lathering yourself with soap in the shower. This is SUPER WEIRD FEELING at first, almost indescribably weird. You are not socialized to touch yourself like this (you are basically anti-socialized away from it), you fuck up and lock up, or your breathing catches and gets blocked, or your hand leaves contact with the body. Your "monkey brain" is going to jump all over these feelings and try to convince you that this weird stuff you are doing is boring, not worth your time, etc. The best I can recommend is to just return focus to the breath, the intellect will run out of steam eventually.

The point to our exercise is to retrain the body to be confident that it can move in certain ways (through certain vectors) with power. We are literally "filling in the blank spots on our personal-space map". But guru Brandt and I just made that metaphor up to distract the intellect. ;)


Will go back and re-read this thread. Thanks for posting.

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Apple Talk / Re: The International Discordian Society est. 2015 is MIA
« on: April 19, 2019, 01:38:06 am »
I'm one of the three spags running the Discordianism facebook page (wtf, how did that happen?). Let me know if that is useful.


I like the idea of a more PD(here) focused community page, too.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Rappan Athuk 2019
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:55:22 pm »
Good thread! Thanks for the peek into your campaign, Dok.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Julian Assange arrested
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:16:35 pm »
I just re-read a story about them doxxing a majority of Turkish voters (& claiming emails scraped from social/political google groups were "Edrogan administration emails"). I'm 100% with Cain here.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Future Is Bad For You
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:13:41 pm »
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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: Best Posts of the Day
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:04:00 pm »
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Apple Talk / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:08 pm »

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:02:57 pm »
My daughter and her crew at vocational-school tried playing a session of Human Occupied Landfill last month. Yeah, that game never lasts more than 1 session. They went back to their weird oD&D+3.5+4+Pathfinder2.0 thing they play between other games...


If you want a game that takes this kind of this 'seriously/humorously' (instead of juvinile-humorously), I recommend Tales from the Floating Vagabond.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2010/Tales-From-The-Floating-Vagabond


Also, I seemed to have designed something that can create character sheets for any system as part of another javascript-wiki I use. It helps if you know HTML a bit, and 'common wiki-syntax', to get started, so I'm trying to design a more user-friendly package. But it does need testing if anyone is curious.

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