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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:42 am

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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:35 am

Listening to both sides of the story just results in not knowing who's telling the truth. Better to attack first and use Speak With Dead later.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:07 am

There'll be a lot of people who don't get their Christmas bonus. And I'm just saying, while I don't know much about managerial technique, I imagine that might dent company morale? And when company morale has a company armoury and that company armoury includes at least one bazooka, as a good boss I get concerned, yes?
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:32 am

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:26 am

Stalin was just human. Just a genocidal, wyrm-touched, mage-tainted, wraith-riddled, pooka-poked human. No vampiric influence whatsoever.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Krazed » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:00 pm

This man must fall as all men must
The fate of all is always dust
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:47 am

"Oh yes, the Drowned Man is humming tonight, a song in the water like the bones of fish. What is that? I drown in pain as I drowned in the well. No. He drowned. They said - they called him by his name - he need only go up and the priests would take a little. The pigs that slept. The dragon that walked. The mountain that woke. The sea that sighed. The city that crept. The messenger that curled like a serpent around its message. The doors that were roses. The river that came from Hell... none shall remain. The womb of secrets be blasted as with lightning. Take."
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:58 am

ok who wants to play a vampire: the masquerade campaign with me where we larp as warring bloodline factions who are struggling to promote their own influence by carefully changing the historical record while at the same time erasing the other opposed faction from history by the same means. we larp at our computers, the entire campaign is played through wikipedia edits. who’s in
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Arnock » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:35 pm

You gotta sing it with that kind of enthusiasm. Like you just squashed a cop.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:11 pm

It didn't seem amazing at the time. Mostly we just clawed our way from one mess to another, hoping our ass came along for the ride.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:10 am

operator: what is your emergency?
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Paxen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:12 am

He starts monologuing! He starts like, this prepared speech about how *feeble* I am compared to him, how *inevitable* my defeat is, how *the world* *will soon* *be his*, yadda yadda yadda.


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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:59 am

So, I do not claim to be either as bright or as “moral” as the authorities on Natural Law. As some variety of Cosmic Schmuck, the best I can claim is that I have developed, over the years, some sense of the difference between real horseshit that you can step in and Ideal Platonic Horseshit that exists, evidently, only in the contemplation of those who worship such abstractions: and I continue to notice that Natural Law bears an uncanny resemblance to Ideal Platonic Horseshit.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Arnock » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:38 pm

The word 'Onomatopoeia' is also an onomatopoeia because it's derived from the sound produced when the word is spoken aloud.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:15 am

But it is a victory for me. And where one battle can be won, then the entire war is possible too. So, no matter the increased complications, this day my chances of success have catapulted from impossible to mere astronomical longshot.

And I liked my odds before.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:26 am

Warren Buffett wrote:Actually, there’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:43 am

If you beat your sword into a plowshare, you will end up plowing the fields of those who kept their swords.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:56 pm

MAKE $8,293 A DAY FROM WORKING ON YOUR COMPUTER! HIT VICTIMS WITH YOUR LAPTOP & TAKE THEIR MONEY
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:32 am

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:14 am

It's like getting kidnapped in Cambodia. Plastic surgeons and organ harvesters can work on the same person simultaneously on the same table without interrupting each other.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Era » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:38 am

Hāfez wrote:Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Era » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:10 am

Keynes wrote:Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:32 am

Never give up on your dreams.

Keep sleeping.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Fridmarr » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:59 am

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Lil'Njall » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:38 pm

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