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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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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Snake-Aes » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:17 pm

Many times I tried to flee from myself, but wherever I went, there I was.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Njall » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:07 am

And the rock cried out "No hiding place!"
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:11 am

A properly optimized player character should be able to kill at least two teammates per combat round.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Njall » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:04 am

I am exhausted from living up to your expectations.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Era » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:57 am

Hemingway wrote:I loved this country, and I felt at home and where a man feels at home, outside of where he's born, is where he's meant to go.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Snake-Aes » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Njall wrote:
I am exhausted from living up to your expectations.

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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:35 pm

Christmas song wrote:God rest ye merry gentlemen
Now tremble in dismay
The Crimson Beast of Winter comes
To make you all his prey
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:58 am

Do you understand the true power of a sovereign? A raw man must kill with his bare hands. The battered warrior, a weapon. The commander, his bellowing voice, the conspirator, a whispered word. But all these pale compared to kingship. A true sovereign need not flex a single muscle in his body, and a hundred men die. A true sovereign may murder without a single impulse, or even intent, sight, breath, or even thought of his murder. He is an idiot indifferent to his own violence. He has sublimed the act of obliteration.

That is the meaning of kingship.
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:19 pm

> "KNOCK KNOCK"
> "WHO'S THERE?"
> KICK DOWN DOOR
> RIP AND TEAR
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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Snake-Aes » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:54 pm

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Re: In which we talk in quotes

Postby Passionario » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:48 am

Autumn is knocking at the door like a tall, quiet man in a black suit and a top hat.

"I've come about the warmth, sir. All of it."
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