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@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.


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#1 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

So hey, remember back in the day when we had a bandwagon where everyone had an "ask me" thread (except Devcon, who had a "don't ask me" thread, because he's a crotchety old fart)? Well I was doing it before it was cool.

And now, bring me your problems so that I may solve them in ways that, should you follow my advice, may or may not get your hurt, expelled, arrested, or possibly deported.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

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#3 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 10 2011, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

I hear good things about meditation and the removal of material possessions. I remain unconvinced, but if you need storage for said possessions while you try, let me know. You may also want to know that your soul isn't worth a whole lot on the infernal market, all those explosions and respawns are making it somewhat...less than mint condition.

And the devil has thirty-seven left feet. Or at least that's how many times he stepped on mine.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:12 PM

How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 10 2011, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

By pushing through the chaos and hatred and spite until you snap and then coming out the other side of it.

Alternately, drugs. Loooooots of drugs.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:37 AM

Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Oct 11 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?

If you plan to have something published, better to be derivative than just to blatantly rip off. David Eddings made a career of taking common fantasy literature tropes and building great stories around them. (Except for the Dreamers, but let's forget that ever happened.) If you're just going to leave it on the internet, fan fiction will get more attention than something with an original name. So it depends on your intended level of exposure.

If said level of exposure approaches the indecent, keep it to yourself. The internet has more than enough of that already. Goddamn people making Transformers bukake......

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Ugg...the Dreamers. Its like he was seeing how many times and from how many perspectives he could write ONE GOD DAMN STORY FROM! hug me.

Ironbite-bring on the hot little red heads

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#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

The entire series had pacing problems, and most of the characters were pretty flat and boring, but it's mostly the massive deus ex machina ending that bothers me. Oh hey, those last four books suddenly never happened. What a payoff!

The Redemption of Althalus did the same basic story better, in one book, with far less plot devicery. Which is saying something when the entire plot revolves around two plot devices.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

Did you want American or Swiss?


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 11 2011, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.


I read through it when it was first released in paperback (because I'm a cheap bastard) out of sheer stubbornness, hoping it would improve. It didn't.

Then I read through it a second time a few months ago to see if it really was as bad as I remembered. And...yeah, it pretty much was.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 11 2011, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you want American or Swiss?


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

marble string cheese .. comes in a 16 pack..mmm black diamond
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#14 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

I'm amazed. You actually made a post without a Youtube video.

Then again, it IS the full moon....

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

Goons or Pythons?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

who moved my cheese?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:05 PM

*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!





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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 11 2011, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Goons or Pythons?


I can't hear "pythons" without thinking of Hulk Hogan back before he looked like a saggy balloon made of over-tanned leather.

QUOTE(skyshadow @ Oct 11 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
who moved my cheese?


There are many possibilities. Maybe Ironbite stole it. Maybe Firebird1 was talking about it and went to make me a sammich. Maybe it spontaneously developed legs, either to escape or just to piss off creationists. Personally, I blame global warming.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 12 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!


Great, I needed a doorstop. Now where's my sammich?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

What do you want on your Tombstone?
Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

how do we stop the brony infection before it consumes all of mayhem? and where the hell is my thread?