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by Cassius Clay
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2019 thread too
Replies: 131
Views: 4584

Re: I made a 2019 thread too

Superhero movies are specifically "childish" in the sense their stories are absurd, simplistic power fantasies...appealing primarily to children because children are powerless and lack a sophisticated understanding of the world. That doesn't mean a dismissive attitude towards them is warra...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Serial
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Serial

So, the hipster/contrarian in me had no interest in listening to this podcast at it's peak...5 years ago. Just listened to the first season, and imagine my surprise when I discover that this whole crime/trial took place in my backyard(grew up in Baltimore county). Anyone familiar with this case? It'...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2018 movies thread too
Replies: 160
Views: 7433

Re: I made a 2018 movies thread too

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by Cassius Clay
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2018 movies thread too
Replies: 160
Views: 7433

Re: I made a 2018 movies thread too

Wow..don't ever take sides against the Wayne family again.
by Cassius Clay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Succession
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Succession

It's very good. Basically everyone on the show is an out-of-touch piece of shit...but you still end up rooting for certain people in certain contexts because the writing is so good. You might ask, "do we really need a show right now that humanizes terrible rich people"? I say the show, lik...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Endgame

Tom Welling was good, but he played a young, naive, deer-in-headlights Superman...if I recall. Tho I think he'd be good if he came back. Then there was Brandon Routh, who was just...meh. I think Supes is meant be almost naively optimistic?....balanced out by grit...which Evans played perfectly as Cap.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Succession
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Succession

Watch it

...immediately
by Cassius Clay
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Endgame

Apparently, the guy playing Superman on CW is pretty good
by Cassius Clay
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Endgame

All I know is Cavill's superman definitely can't lift mjolnir
by Cassius Clay
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Endgame

Just seent it. This is a common take, but Chris Evan's Captain America really is the Superman we deserved. I've mostly felt that Superman was too corny/boy-scouty to work in modern times, yet somehow failed to notice that Evan's had been pulling it off for the last few years. Watching Stark(who is b...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo, 2019, movies, etc.
Replies: 89
Views: 3441

Re: Gendo, 2019, movies, etc.

Gendo wrote:I watched things!

R30. Die Another Day - Um, because I needed something I'd already seen to put on to fall asleep to. The dialog is cringey, but the overall plot is kind of cool. More memorable for me than the previous 2 Bonds.


More memorable than Skyfall? Excuse me??
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Rewatched Inception for the first time in years the other day, and was surprised to find that the ending was a lot darker than I remember. The themes of guilt-avoidance and self-destruction were more apparent. It's a goddamn horror movie!
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Totally gonna be the weirdo at Disney again
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Totally gonna be the weirdo at Disney again

You and Jenny Nicholson would get along great.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

This is also the theme of Sicario

Sharp Objects is a good show that explores the relationship between self-destruction and evil.
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

I also find the relationship between self-destruction and predatory evil fascinating. Obviously self-destruction does not equal evil (addicts, etc)...but there is a connection there...predators tend not to think about long-term consequences. Look at how predatory capitalists have accelerated human e...
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Holy shit. I just realized I've always been like that. It's why I use troll tactics to fuck with trolls. When I was a little kid I used to specifically bully/intimidate kids who bullied and messed with kids I was friendly with. I was one of the bigger kids at my elementary school so I could get away...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

In case it's not obvious, I believe people generally possess the building blocks of evil. And I'm thinking, probably naively, that if we can understand what those traits are and why they metastasize so much in some people, maybe we can reverse/prevent...and uncover unseen cultural factors that exace...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

I think I'm trying to deconstruct what I believe is the source of all human evil and self-destruction...and the relationship between self-destruction and evil(causing unnecessary suffering). I'm pulling from my study of psychology, narcissism(anti-social personality disorders), abusive dynamics, opp...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

All understanding truths/causal-paths can be corrupted by the subjective axis of deserving. Making it harder to see through it. Every single thing I've written here can be corrupted by the very thing I'm attempting to deconstruct. Similar to how I once had a conversation about playing the blame-gam...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

BruceSmith78 wrote:Are you trying to talk yourself out of a mass shooting?


Lol you bastard

And I was just thinking about that quote about fighting monsters and staring into the abyss.

I'm the Blade of mass shooters.
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Deconstruction of artifice without faith/commitment/purpose/risk/authenticity/openness/passion (an anchor/guide to replace previous attachment) leaves a vacuum which is immediately filled by what was just deconstructed. Because even when deconstruction of inauthentic intention is technically accurat...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

To recognize your own humanity/individuality is to recognize the humanity of others. To dehumanize others reflects back on you because it means you are buying into a heirarchal, often-arbitrary framework regarding who is deserving of and granted humanity and who isn't. Who is valid and who isn't. Bu...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Prioritisation of artificial image/reward/collection corrodes appreciation of one's own individual humanity as well as the individuality of others. Fundamental framework/belief...never deserving....unless. Making humanity dependent on external, unreliable sources...which, even if granted, is ultimat...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

At least I'm writing in English...for the most part.
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Paradox of confidence...from the tension between inner and outer confidence/esteem Prioritizing self-image/esteem(including how one feels they are perceived by others) at the expense of truth/values ironically damages self-image. Commitment to your values/truth, even if risking damage to your self-i...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Keeping score...collecting wrongs/guilt/shoulds that need "correcting" in order to maintain dignity/self-respect/love(artificial self). As collection grows, so does pressure/desperation. Wasting limited focus and energy on what's past, while neglecting the simple dignity one gets from bein...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Me this entire thread: https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/022/524/tumblr_o16n2kBlpX1ta3qyvo1_1280.jpg I can't get my pattern-recognizing brain to shut the fuck up. I realize that's why I'm good with faces...and why music sticks with me. I watched a movie Triangle recently and so much o...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Grievance/resentment...making things even...catching up/revenge...stuck in past versus letting go of what's past and being true to self/values in the now(often bastardized to somehow mean not dealing with current/active problems)...when one fails to be authentic to self in the present, a desire to c...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Underrated movies/hidden gems
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: Underrated movies/hidden gems

Watched Road to Perdition last night to see if I still like it The answer is yes. Hanks' character is misunderstood. Sullivan sr has a darkness and innocence at the same time...which I think Hanks plays well. Edit: Matt Damon is good at playing that type of character too, and I realize that's basica...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Yes, inquisitive speculations on a dead message board about the motivations of a terrifying epidemic(in my country) - that's been going on for decades, that's accelerating, and there seems to be no solution on the horizon for(while those pointing out patterns get ignored) - is the height of hubris. ...
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Phe_de, my man..you consistently make very strange and irrelevant interpretations of other people's posts...yet lack the humility to seriously consider that you might be the problem and learn from it. If you're having trouble understanding it, maybe it wasn't meant for you. I'm trying to work throug...
by Cassius Clay
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Those posts are for myself.

English not being your native language isn't the primary cause of your habitual confusion, phe_de.
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Note: Not merely making a compromise for reward....fundamental issue is in trying to have it both ways. Wanting all of the pros and none of the cons of two opposing choices/realities...where the fundamental break with reality and authenticity begins. That's one of the things that's particular ugly a...
by Cassius Clay
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Boomers believe the wildest conspiracies because 1) their brains and integrity have rot from a lifetime of being trained/encouraged/coddled to prioritize power/external-validation at expense of truth 2) they weren't raised on the internet so lack skills to critically analyze/judge/parse/navigate the...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Notes: Insecurity/petty-power-struggle/judgement/shame/guilt-induced-blame-shifting(blame-focused)/resentment Imbalance of authenticity: fundamental inauthenticity and lack of responsibility/self-awareness leading to resentment and desire for cathartic expression/validation of misguided resentment. ...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: A Head Full of Ghosts
Replies: 53
Views: 3225

Re: A Head Full of Ghosts

I get the arguments for abstaining and demanding better. But sometimes a situation is so dire that we don't really have the luxury to "play chicken" with people who are in way better position to survive these dire consequences. And the only time I think it's reasonable to play that game is...
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 6862

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Yeah, most of the criticism I've seen has been about how this ban will harm sex workers. And that it's no accident/collateral damage...tumblr has apparently been looking for a reason to specifically ban sex workers.
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo watches more movies in 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 9970

Re: Gendo watches more movies in 2018

I forgot about that mugshot. She looks so ashamed of herself in it.
by Cassius Clay
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Underrated movies/hidden gems
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: Underrated movies/hidden gems

Rax, curious to know what you think of Road to Perdition if you ever get around to watching it.
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: A Head Full of Ghosts
Replies: 53
Views: 3225

Re: A Head Full of Ghosts

Looked at Miller's twitter and saw some recent anti-trans whining. Seems like you're more familiar with him than I am, so I assumed you must know about that. Unless that's the first time he's publicly expressed his transphobia.
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: A Head Full of Ghosts
Replies: 53
Views: 3225

Re: A Head Full of Ghosts

Also, if we don't have a cohesive movement or strategy, I lean towards just voting lesser evil as default...until we figure out what the fuck we're doing. But then the argument is that lesser evil voting historically destroys movements....so I don't fucking know.
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: A Head Full of Ghosts
Replies: 53
Views: 3225

Re: A Head Full of Ghosts

Prum was also where I first heard that ducks evolved corkscrew vaginas to prevent rape...giving them better chances to breed with the ducks they find aesthetically pleasing...meaning their offspring will likely have those traits and will likely be chosen to be bred with...and so on. I like the way t...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: A Head Full of Ghosts
Replies: 53
Views: 3225

Re: A Head Full of Ghosts

Lol I honestly didn't notice you had been posting stuff here 1) As you're aware, Geoffrey Miller is an anti-trans bigoted piece of shit. And bigotry certainly plays a role in how scientific data is interprered(specifically regarding gender dynamics)...and what narratives you cling to. Check out Rich...
by Cassius Clay
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Gendo watches more movies in 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 9970

Re: Gendo watches more movies in 2018

Lindsay Ellis is good people.

She's got a really critical eye, without superfluous petty bs. She's one of those people who can articulate issues you may have noticed subconsciously, but can't find words for.
by Cassius Clay
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

My condolences
by Cassius Clay
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Goddamn nobody has any ideas? Am I the only mothafucka left in this bitch? Guess I can start talking shit about everyone. *cups hands around mouth* BRUCE IS A HO ASS BITCH!

(reminder to elaborate on different
types authenticit...trump/charisma/Ali)
by Cassius Clay
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

Unjust power teaches us via gaslighting to associate truth and harm. Because truth threatens them. Speaking truth to them is "harm", but the real harm they commit is "true"...valid/fair/just/natural. That's how you can have an entire industry functioning with an "open secret...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

To elaborate on the toxic "truth hurts" mentality I mentioned earlier. I can imagine someone like Trump invoking it to justify cruelty. Does he really believe it or is it empty justification? When it comes to narcissists, you can never really tell what they believe. The ends always justify...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

So, it should be obvious that I see fascism as a kind of collective narcissism, right? I think a core idea I'm trying to flesh out is that mass shooters/narcissists/fascists are not so different from "normal" people. People reflexively use the mental illness label to otherize and individua...
by Cassius Clay
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 3870

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

You guys remember that asshole gogo? He had a lot of the qualities I've described here. Half the board thought he was just "quirky" and harmless, but that's because he was extremely manipulative. He pretended to be open to progressivism for a while, but last I heard he had gone full reacti...

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