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Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Back
« on: September 14, 2010, 03:21:05 am »
Welcome back...

Does that means that 1/64th chance is back once more? XD

Haha!!  Oh it is good to be back.

Thank you so much, everyone.  Here's to... the future!!!

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Back
« on: September 13, 2010, 08:40:17 pm »
Greetings, Compendium.  It has been a long time.  I'm sorry for the extended absence with no forewaring, and for little explanation of my absence upon my return.  However, for more reasons than I can count at this moment I am glad to be back.  I do not know how active I will be as it seems that the activity here has died down, but I hope that I'll be able to gain inspiration from (and bring inspiration to) this place as I was able to before in my remaining time here, which could be quite a while. 

The Uboa

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: April 28, 2010, 09:55:37 pm »
I am a fan of the maggiekarp comics.

General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: April 27, 2010, 12:23:54 am »
Too many Christians--too many people, regardless of their views on divinity--are so beholden to their own desires that they can be utterly blind to reality. "Must preach! Must proselytize! This is kindness! Must show kindness!"

What irks me about the inability of people to see past their own beliefs is just how creepy they can come off sometimes.  Proclaiming that all human beings are destined to attain awareness of, essentially, some dude in the sky is a little odd to say the least.  The sense inevitability that comes with this proclamation is what pushes it into the realm of the creepy if you ask me.  Not to mention all of the talk about being cleansed by blood, and so on, that is often in tow.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone Interested in a Compendium Card Group?
« on: April 25, 2010, 12:43:16 am »
Looks like cards is officially hosed.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone Interested in a Compendium Card Group?
« on: April 24, 2010, 11:41:59 pm »
Shall we start off at Yahoo?  

Hold 'em Poker.  Social Lounge 6.  

I'll start a table.

Correction: I need to mess with my computer before I can get this to work, apparently.  But, I will be there soon if somebody else wants to start a table, or whatever!

General Discussion / Re: Anyone Interested in a Compendium Card Group?
« on: April 24, 2010, 09:57:04 pm »
I am up for games tonight!

General Discussion / Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« on: April 24, 2010, 09:19:02 pm »
Holy smoke!  That's great!

General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: April 19, 2010, 09:58:09 pm »
It all makes sense now!

Check out the preview of track three on this album:

I downloaded it.  It is fantastically tripped out in so many ways.  The distorted speech of the female in the beginning finishes out the track as well, and her sporadic lament follows you throughout the track, with the addition of some very beautiful distorted melodic and sustained vocals in the middle of the track.  The melancholy and anxious tone is maintained throughout.  The strangest thing about it, I suppose, comes with trying to actually imagine it within the context of the Chrono story...

All in all, I highly recommend you download it out if you can.  Also, can anyone pick out other VG remixes that I failed to recognize on this album?

General Discussion / Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:31:20 pm »
Today, in a groundbreaking announcement, scientists have revealed that God prefers playing Katamarti Damacy to dice.

General Discussion / Re: Humanity: Good News, Bad News
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:23:15 pm »
Quote from: The Article
Authors of the paper, published in Nature, say the research does not mean that producing livestock to eat is good for the environment in all countries. However in certain circumstances, it can be better for global warming to let animals graze on grassland.

The research will reignite the argument over whether to eat red meat after other studies suggested that grass fed cattle in the UK and US can also be good for the environment as long as the animals are free range.


Quote from: The Article
But Dr Butterbach-Bahl pointed out that the study did not take into account the methane produced by the livestock or the carbon dioxide produced if soil erodes. He also pointed out that much of the red meat eaten in the western world if from intensively farmed animals in southern countries.

He said the study does not overturn the case for cutting down on red meat but shows grazing livestock is not always bad for global warming.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone Interested in a Compendium Card Group?
« on: April 11, 2010, 12:02:13 am »
Uboa incoming!

General Discussion / Re: The "WTF? Check this link out!" thread!
« on: April 09, 2010, 06:21:43 pm »

General Discussion / Re: The Most Beautiful Thing You Ever Did
« on: April 09, 2010, 12:59:51 am »
(I had typed this up before I noticed that Faust had posted!  But, I've yet to notice anything which comes across as out-of-line in light of what he posted, so...)

What I am about to say is certainly not to diminish the beauty of anything that has been said so far!  I just wanted to remind or make people aware of the distinct difference between perceiving something as beautiful and holding it in high esteem.  While holding something or someone in high esteem can often help contribute to your perception of its or their beauty, it is not the same thing.  I suppose that it could be on the right occasion, but esteem is much more rooted in the sense of ethics, while beauty seems more an all-encompassing perception rooted in both sensory and abstract faculties.  

A perfect example of a beautiful experience just occurred over here!  I've been listening to Radio Paradise for the past few days, and I love it.  I've already discovered many new musicians and tracks to track down over the internet!  But, I digress.  The beautiful moment which I mentioned simply amounted to the DJ saying, "And now we have a track from Steven Wilson."  Just hearing the name "Steven Wilson" in the context of a radio broadcast is enough to make me melt.  I hold Steven Wilson in very high esteem.  I think that he's a beautiful person in many ways, that he's put a tremendous amount of effort into finding a musical formula that works brilliantly, and that he's one of the most wonderfully lyrically expressive musicians alive today.  This esteem makes hearing his music or (hah) even just his name on the radio almost overwhelming.

When Faust deems utunnels' actions beautiful, I'm sure that the anticipation or the memory of playing engrossing translated RPGs, or doing any other number of amazing things along those lines, is not far from his mind.  I think he says as much at the end of his post:  "[ S]omething that might seem mundane or 'all in a day's work' to oneself could have been life-altering and truly beautiful to other people. What is indubitably beautiful is the work of those people who created the Internet, which allows each of us to share our beauty with others regardless of location, for the first time in human history."  The rich, beautiful experiences as a result of utunnels' actions indeed lend the perceptions of his actions their own beauty, as does the beauty of rejoicing in the fruits of such labor and sharing them with the world.

I suppose that this was mostly in reply to J's post, as I felt that the distinction I aimed to clarify above became unnervingly blurry in his point about holding others to lower standards of beauty than ourselves.

Edit:  I went back and read J's earlier posts, and realized that he did distinguish between beauty and greatness.  Apologies if that seemed unduly directed at you then, J.  I did feel like the distinction had become muddled as the thread had progressed.

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