Magic Missile

posted April 5th, 2014, 11:00 am


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April 5th, 2014, 2:03 am

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Dang... That's gotta... That's gotta... Well, if nothing else, I suppose it was awesome to look at... Though, not from the perspective of that one eye.

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April 5th, 2014, 11:50 am

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@Lugbzurg:

Technically what we're seeing would be from the perspective of a single eye. Two dimensions. Add motion and a second eye, spaced so far apart, and you have five.

Also, those who are colorblind probably cannot read the second panel. I know it would be completely unreadable on a projector.

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April 5th, 2014, 12:09 pm

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Somehow reminded of 1:01 - 1:06.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X9dvFmKvng

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April 5th, 2014, 12:14 pm

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I gotta admit, that was pretty awesome.

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April 5th, 2014, 12:34 pm

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@Kurona: Well, actually... it was inspired by this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHCDO7pQjVc

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April 5th, 2014, 6:30 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

I realize that you might not fully appreciate what I'm saying, but drawing inspiration form the source, while amazing, is just as amazing when you don't have to explain it.

That is to say, even if you drew inspiration from others, you tell the ones complimenting you that they were "right" first, before bringing up the truth (or at least your version of it). Somehow it makes them less defensive and hostile... don't know if it would work on Fiora though. Based on what little of her I've encountered of her, it would appear, humility is a lost art. You can't win without special training or experience in that instance.

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April 5th, 2014, 6:49 pm

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SUPRA SAYIIIIIIIIIIN

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April 6th, 2014, 1:46 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: Strangely enough, I think she's banned me from commenting on The Apogee for some reason. Which is weird. We've been on such good terms for years, and suddenly BOOM! Won't let me communicate publicly at all. Must be going through her fourth... or fifth random anger spell I've seen so far. I've lost count. Not sure what's going on.

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April 6th, 2014, 11:45 am

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@Lugbzurg:

She seems like the type who wants "the respect she deserves." I'm on the fence on this sort of thing. After all, Independence, privacy, and power over other people, are illusions anyway. The closest one can approximate to it would require a passive income of 17plus dollars an hour and the ability to own their own home, and even then you'd still have other management people to deal with constantly.

On the one hand, people need a place where they can feel safe from harm and the pressure of maintaining their facade, their role, or presenting self. Any threat of embarrassment must be eliminated for the sake of the "respect they deserve." I find it ironic because people with this attitude, who have achieved some measure of authority, have ultimately turned all natural leaders into heretics, invalids, and infidels just so they satisfy their needs to be fearful, greedy, and stingy.

It's not really a threat or a problem unless you have to work with them. And, ironically, they usually enter military or police service for an easy life where they don't have to think about what to wear, where to live, when to take action, or who to trust. Which is interesting to me because that doesn't actually solve their problems, and strips them of the independence they so desperately want to hold onto.

Nonviolent language and passive resistance, the art of neither submitting nor rebelling and communicating for results seems to work in managing people who are fearful, greedy, and stingy, but ultimately you can't make them listen to you if they aren't interested in hearing what you have to say. I'm afraid appeals to emotional blackmail and faulty logic is the only course of action one can take to get results.

In my case you have to tell me specifically what I'm doing wrong otherwise I cannot change or improve my behavior. Providing general information is a frustrating thing because I might not understand what you mean and I cannot pretend to be aware of it just because you pointed me towards a solution without explanation. In cases of inflated ego the size of Mount Rushmore or dinosaur brains you have to walk on eggshells and manage conflict through guile first and meeting needs later.

Also, I should point out it isn't respect such individuals want, it's __fear.__ And, quite honestly, I'm afraid of ignorance not stupidity, arrogance, privilege, power, or influence.

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