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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: April 12, 2021, 07:56:55 pm »
Your Honor

Very good, well done.

Not much of a spoiler, but kinda
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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« on: March 24, 2021, 08:10:53 pm »
Sobriety is a farce. No matter how drunk you get, there will always be someone stupider than you sober. So why be sober?

- Goathead Keene

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The Unholy Consult / Re: "Kellhus is dead, but not done."
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:20:41 pm »
Yeah longer, the less believable ... however, it's a helluva viramsata all the same.  Bakker took 'what is the meaning of a deluded life' and spread it to every corner of Earwa/Eanna.  These people are going to be believe hard now.

It would be the strangest thing if we found out that Khellus (inadvertently) was sacrificed to save the world (if a world united by him posthumously finds a way to overcome mog).  Trying to fool everyone into believing you are Jesus and die and yet succeed.

Also, whatever Khellus' fate, as a liar, he was the Authentic Prophet of Ajokli.  Those gold haloes weren't in lieu of silver ones, they signified an alternative holiness--being blessed by the biggest demon.

What do you think H?

So, from this, the Thousand Fold Thought was delusional? Or was their something to it, just too difficult to implement accurately?

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The Unholy Consult / Re: "Kellhus is dead, but not done."
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:00:32 pm »
Yeah longer, the less believable ... however, it's a helluva viramsata all the same.  Bakker took 'what is the meaning of a deluded life' and spread it to every corner of Earwa/Eanna.  These people are going to be believe hard now.

It would be the strangest thing if we found out that Khellus (inadvertently) was sacrificed to save the world (if a world united by him posthumously finds a way to overcome mog).  Trying to fool everyone into believing you are Jesus and die and yet succeed.

Also, whatever Khellus' fate, as a liar, he was the Authentic Prophet of Ajokli.  Those gold haloes weren't in lieu of silver ones, they signified an alternative holiness--being blessed by the biggest demon.

What do you think H?

Extraordinary, I don't think this has been explained with such clarity and economy :)

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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« on: March 02, 2021, 12:02:47 pm »
"Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a 'secondary rationalization' of instinctual drives....Unmasking [of hidden motives] should stop as soon as one is confronted with what is authentic and genuine in man, e.g., man's desire for a life that is as meaningful as possible. If it does not stop then, the only thing the 'unmasking psychologist' really unmasks is his own 'hidden motive' -- namely, his unconscious need to debase and depreciate what is genuine, what is genuinely human, in man."
  - Viktor Frankl

This is a particularly good one, Sci :)

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: February 27, 2021, 09:52:38 pm »
Tenet

Well done for what it is, but not at a speed I enjoy. Done in an Eastern speed of movie, just drops you right into the action without knowing anything about the characters and you only end up learning some of a few and not the main character at that. Anyways, some cool effects and it gets interesting in the end. All in all, not one of Nolan's best pictures. Same thing with Dunkirk, you don't get to know anyone, guess that's Nolan's thing these days, dropping the viewer in the middle of things, light on character development, everything on action and the idea.

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General Misc. / Crash Space or just politics?
« on: February 03, 2021, 04:05:26 pm »
So, the crazies, I mean the very nice people who follow Q and Proud and whatever, have they:

a) always been here, just variations of the same throughout human history
b) what R's been talking about for years now, chaos resulting from Crash Space
c) something new, growing chaos from something ( rapid technological advances leaving people behind, killer robots, AI, etc )

I concede I'm not an expert on R's non-fiction reads, so I may be misinterpreting it ( my previous queries into this field, notwithstanding - I forget, get confused ). Crash Space, from how I (mis)understand it is the psychological blow back of scientific discovery stressing religion. As more lose faith, it can lead to a trauma and to nihilism. The possibility of life having no meaning will trip us up and many may go crazy, doubling down on religious identity to the point of violent absurdity, failures of institutions and the like.

If I got this Crash Space stuff right, I think there's something to it and what we've been seeing could well be the effects of this phenomena. We've "known" politicians can be goofy, but it was always kinda on the sly and though there was corruption, society seemed to move along - now we're seeing unashamed jelly-fish people lead us, just a naked self expression for power absent any concern for the consequences in broad daylight. Not sure which is worse, the cynicism of taking advantage of the mad herd or those who actually believe and fight for it. It's really something.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 17, 2021, 08:17:19 pm »
Signs

A Polish television show. Some hard scenes in this thing, especially end of the 2nd season. Music is suspect, at times good, other times overly dramatic/bad. Interesting story, I like it. The 2nd season goes into a whole different direction, kinda funny it does that and some twisty story line going on which clears up some, so that was good.

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Good to see you're back to posting this stuff, pretty cool :)

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:11:49 pm »
TH, fixed that..

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Right - has it happened to us? We wouldn't know it.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 14, 2021, 02:31:41 pm »
Yeah, Dark is really good.  I think the only criticism is that it probably could have been a bit better in the end, but certainly well worth watching and it was certainly interesting/entertaining.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:30:19 pm »
Its been awhile and I'm not reading the thread atm. But, have any of you watched Dark on Netflix? The time-traveling one, there a couple different "Dark's" on Netflix....

Its probably...no, definitely top 3 all-time TV series I've watched. Its finished and if you haven't watched, GO WATCH IT!!!

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Yes, we've discussed Dark, but it's so good, it's worth talking more about it.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:06:39 pm »
Departure on Peacock ( NBC ) - it was alright, not bad. Well executed for a samo story.

The Trial - Italian crime show on Netflix. Good writing, I liked it. Much of the human dialogue is goofy, but that may be a dubbing issue and may work well in the original Italian. Some of the headier stuff is pretty good. Good amount of fucking going on, so you might like it for that.

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:05:54 pm »
Shield Hero - ... I'd suggest watching the first four episodes just to gauge one's own moral reactions.

Sounds interesting, is this an anime? What streaming is it on?

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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« on: December 04, 2020, 05:44:58 pm »
The Undoing looked fairly generic, possibly interesting, but on the basis of just being an HBO (proper) show, we checked it out.  First episode was fairly well done, so we'll be watching the rest.

I was wondering about this one, bit dicey with the marketing so haven't committed yet. Thanks for letting us know.

I'm having deja vu about writing this, but I don't see the post, so apologies if I went over this already ( somewhere ). Anyways, I finished The Undoing. I liked it, most of it was excellent, fun and some humor. Nice work on showing plausible freakshow Manhatanite life. It ended weak imho, but that's ok, it did a good job of jerking me around about whodunit. Good stuff overall.

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