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Messages - Q. G. Pennyworth

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Apple Talk / Re: A few facts about our new member, Queen Gogira
« on: January 20, 2012, 08:44:02 pm »
These are all the nicest things that anyone has every said about me.

Or Kill Me / Re: Hollywood Must Be Destroyed
« on: January 20, 2012, 06:10:49 pm »
There is still an implication here that any artist that is considered "mainstream" is part of the problem and needs to be punished.  Just to put that into perspective, that would mean a band like Sonic Youth, who have been a major label recording artist.  Now, anyone who knows anything about Thurston Moore and the Youth would know that they don't exactly fit into the same mold as a band like Metallica that's bitched and moaned about Napster, et al.  But they signed with a major label, in part, to cast a wider net with their music and get more people into what the art they are producing. 

I dunno, this seems rather akin to an idea of being pissed off about the War in Iraq and spitting on the soldiers to punish the lawmakers that put them in the dessert.  Entertainers deserve to be paid and supported like any other person working and creating a product in the USA.  "Destroying Hollywood" isn't going to accomplish what you think it will accomplish, and you'll be taking out a whole host of hard-working Americans while the Fat Cats remain fat.
Whether a band deserves to be compensated for their artistic efforts or not I think is pretty well agreed upon ITT (yes, they fucking do). Choosing not to purchase from any label would just be the most intellectually sound way of trying to get at what the original goal here kind of was (to punish the machine that is distributing content and also being dickholes). While that in theory could hurt some artists who are already on labels, that does not prevent artists from leaving labels to go the independent distribution route, nor does it constitute theft in any meaningful sense (unless you are then pirating their music instead of doing without).
Alternatively, I could see trying to convince people to pirate everything and then mail $20 to the artists directly, but a) people are dicks and wouldn't mail it in and b) that's a shitty way of doing things to begin with.

Or Kill Me / Re: Hollywood Must Be Destroyed
« on: January 20, 2012, 05:01:38 pm »
Maybe you didn't think this through too much...

RPG Ghetto / Re: Cramulus's D&D Game
« on: January 20, 2012, 03:54:35 pm »
How many hobos do I need to murder to have you as a GM?

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Mirror Universe?
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:58:32 pm »
Also there's an awful lot more habitable landmass north of the equator, so odds are pretty good any dominant culture would have started out from that half of the planet.

Principia Discussion / Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« on: January 20, 2012, 01:51:27 pm »
I think that everyone is a Discordian in some sense (via POEE if nothing else). However, every cabal may have a completely different concept of what being a Discordian is for them. Some cabals are full of clowns, some are full of philosophers, some are full of scientists... all of them are full of Shit.

Maybe thats it... you're not a Discordian (for some definitions of the word), if you don't realize that you're full of shit.

Hail Eris!  :lulz:
I like this one.

Or Kill Me / Re: Chasing Green Butterflies
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:47:46 pm »
edited the post to the new image url:

I'd love to see more! I'm still trying to sift though the rants here, there's a lot of good stuff.

RPG Ghetto / Re: VtR: Erisian Circle Texts
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:31:10 pm »
Yay fictional settings.

Specifically in this case, the circle got banned for being a bunch of fucking retards who were planning a massive act of grand theft against the US government to enact a ridiculous scheme that would never work, and the last bit is them (over)reacting to the ban.

Apple Talk / Re: My goodbye thread
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:19:59 am »
Lookout, Roger, that's a trained internet ghost you're mocking.

Or Kill Me / Re: Hollywood Must Be Destroyed
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:15:58 am »
You would get a better response if your answer was "boycott artists that are represented by a major label" or "only purchase music and other forms of entertainment directly from the artists." Which still doesn't cover the issue that larger productions still require up front money, and the people who provide that money are entitled to make some profit off of it.

Apple Talk / Re: Eris shocks astrophysicists.... AGAIN!
« on: January 20, 2012, 01:03:54 am »
Fuck Pluto.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Internet Blackout to Protest SOPA
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:12:38 am »
My daughter came and told me she couldn't do the research for her penguin paper yesterday because there was something wrong with Wikipedia. So I had to sit her down and explain what was going on and why this was important, and especially why this was important enough for Wikipedia to go down. And now she has to do her penguin research tonight and over the weekend.

I would like to think that there were other parents out there that were forced into the same conversation, whether they knew about SOPA before the blackout or not.

Or Kill Me / Re: Chasing Green Butterflies
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:00:20 am »
Oh... That's actually pretty nice. Thanks!


is that permission to run without a by-line, or...?

RPG Ghetto / Re: VtR: Erisian Circle Texts
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:53:17 pm »
Okay one last tidbit:

And I say unto you: yea, verily this is some fucked up shit right here, but I must put the bite on you if you want more letters to come after your name.
- Queen Gogira, to Sinister Fish Hat on the night of his embrace

RPG Ghetto / Re: VtR: Erisian Circle Texts
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:48:51 pm »
Last one: REMEMBER


Because one person did one idiotic thing that one other person took exception to, we're not allowed to talk about this. That's right: one person. In America, in the twentieth century, we are being denied our right to worship freely and openly. The first breakthough in magical theory in centuries, the one thing that could give us an advantage over our foes, and we're forced to talk about it in hushed voices behind closed doors.
They disband us and they exile us and they hunt us down like animals. They burn us at the stake and crush us with boulders, yet we survive every time. This is the strength of the Old Gods, the blood that beats in these withered veins. We will die a thousand times and a thousand times be reborn. We wear new skins and spout new philosophies and invoke different faces of the same Goddess. We will paint and dance and sweat and sing in the darkest of prisons and the most sterile skyscrapers; in dirty city streets and perfect landscaped gardens.
They cannot stop us.

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