February 23rd, 2013, 1:00 pm

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show me what it's like / to dream in black and white / so i can leave this world behind
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Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 19th, 2013, 2:31 pm


Originally, I concentrated my efforts on getting my life on Atlantis back. For a little while, it even worked.

But the lie could not endure forever. My simulated family and friends were just hollow memories. In the end, I had to let go of them again. / In a way, it was even more painful to lose them a second time. But ... at least this time they had a funeral.

The ship's computers contained the collected knowledge of the entire Atlantean civilization ... including, of course, a wealth of observations regarding the Om-Ankh's technologies and strategic modi operandi. I used this knowledge to plan tactics and strategies with which we would be able to fend off the Om-Ankh if they were to attack us again ... / ... and with which we would eventually be able to remove their murderous race from our galaxy forever. I prepared myself to be able to win in any situation ...

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 23rd, 2013, 6:05 pm

Wow, you know Pleasantville was such a good movie. I'm not sure why I was reminded of it recently

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 24th, 2013, 12:07 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: Huh. Don't know what that is >.>

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 24th, 2013, 11:47 pm

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 25th, 2013, 12:10 am

@GabrielsThoughts: Re: trailer: You're drunk, Spiderman. Put on your snazzy red tights and go swing between buildings.

... also, looks like kind of a dumb movie >.>

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 25th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Well, technically, it is 15 years old. It was made to test what was then the limits of the technology.

I didn't really cause any appreciable controversy in the media. It actually had a classic 'twilight zone,' or 'bugs bunny' storyline that crops up quite frequently in speculative fiction.

It's just one of those things media professors insist their students see to understand cultural differences.

On that note I should probably mention that 'A Fist Full of Dollars' and 'Yojimbo' was inspired by a professor who needed funding for a library or other facility and needed to raise a million dollars.

Obviously, he did this in the most shrewd manner possible, pitting the rivals against one another, then like Jack Horner who sat in a corner said "what a good boy am I."

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 25th, 2013, 12:41 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: When I said it looked dumb, I meant thematically. Sorry if I caused offense. Maybe I'm oversensitive, but as a conservative evangelical Christian, the implication (as per the trailer) that the modern lack of sexual morality is the doorway to a wonderful world of freedom, is rather at odds with what I believe regarding this matter.

So I will avoid this movie out of principle.

Rest assured, however, that I will not be using this comic as a way to push my religious views. In case you were wondering. I have little patience for things that pretend to be actual stories and then turn into a glorified Jack Chick tract.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 25th, 2013, 3:00 pm


However, the works of Jack Chick are entertaining none the less. Laughably so, if my understanding of moral relativism is correct. After all, Chick tracts are the Tijuana bibles of Christ's teachings.

Fundamentalists and red letter christians are always amazingly entertaining... and violent. One must be cautiously aware of what they are creating and doing to protect themselves from change.

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 25th, 2013, 3:15 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: I don't believe in moral relativism at all; there's right and wrong, and that's all there is to it. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, but not everyone's opinion is equally true.

The postmodern reluctance to debate (in the name of "tolerance" of course) is hypocritical at best and harmful at worst, IMO. Bad ideas must be exposed and argued against; otherwise, incorrect ideas will persist.

But of course this is no excuse for violence or rude behavior. People should be able to respectfully disagree, even without relying on the false idea that everyone's views are equally valid.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 25th, 2013, 3:52 pm


The tricky thing is people are so used to violence in language and actions that it sometimes goes completely missed.

Still, it is my understanding that everyone's core morals are derived from logic, justice, needs, and relationships.

So that being the case the set of values all people share, barring loyalty, would be: 1)peace (liberty, freedom) , 2)love (affinity), 3)unity (creative collaboration, cooperation,) 4)respect (not fear), 5)honesty (diplomatic exceptions apply), and 6)service ( an established objective that allows people to exist by means of one another without using one another e.g. Christ's golden rule).

I have opinions, and I like to express them. More importantly I am of the opinion that people aren't taught about logical fallacies, human equality, much less nonviolent communication strategies in order to avoid conflict.

This of course leads to natural consequences of prejudice, ignorance, and violence.

However, I am curious about your views. I think a majority of problems are spawned by propaganda and contempt.

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 25th, 2013, 4:02 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: I think I can agree with that in general, or as far as it goes at any rate. Human nature being what it is though, I don't believe that we will ever eliminate (or even necessarily reduce) our propensity towards violence. But of course, that still is not an excuse to commit violence except in defense.

We will also never eliminate prejudice and ignorance, because we can never have perfect knowledge and will always operate on generalizations. In any case, even if we get to know someone else and their opinions/ideology perfectly, we might still differ with them so strongly that conflict, violent or otherwise, is inevitable. It's popular to believe that understanding each other will lead to peace, but if someone sincerely holds opinions that we find truly abhorrent, no amount of understanding will bring peace in that instance.

Re: my views. That's kind of a broad subject, isn't it? :D What did you specifically have in mind? Or have I already answered the question above?

Reply GabrielsThoughts, February 25th, 2013, 6:49 pm


you pretty much answered my question. If I think of anything more to discuss I'll pro'lly let you know. "As iron sharpens iron, two men sharpen on another."

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