To take from its natural environment. To uproot.
Metallic sheen. The color age gives to works of art.
A contradiction or opposition between two rules. A paradox.
A critical examination of a work. Especially biblical.
Of idealized country life.
Artistic technique of painting with tiny dots that blend in the viewer's eye.
"That no matter where you are, in a crowded restaurant or on some desolate street or even in the comforts of your own home, you'll watch yourself dismantle every assurance you ever lived by. You'll stand aside as a great complexity intrudes, tearing apart, piece by piece, all of your carefully conceived denials, whether deliberate or unconscious. And then for better or worse you'll turn, unable to resist, though try to resist you still will, fighting with everything you've got not to face the thing you most dread, what is now, what will be, what has always come before, the creature you truly are, the creature we all are, buried in the nameless black of a name. And then the nightmares will begin."
- Johnny Truant
I have returned. You should be distressed. There will be no witnesses.
>>>>"Behold the good and just! Whom do they hate most? Him who breaketh up their tables of values, the breaker, the lawbreaker:--he, however, is the creator." - Nietzsche>
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<p align="left"><em>[May I die before I give you power over me|emroriar quam sit tibi copia]</em></p>
<p align="center">Journey with me on my way to [entelechy]<br><br>
<p align="right"><em>[sit tibi copia nostri|I give you power] [equanimity|over me]</em></p>
<strong><big><big>Everybody is made of chalk and if God takes a piss on the sidewalk we're gonna be in trouble.</big></big></strong></p>
"Every word is like an unneccesary stain on silence and nothingness." - Samuel Beckett
<big><big><big><strong>[I will become]</strong> the [AD&D|gnome] master of [illusion|allusion].</big></big></big><br><br>
<q>"The beginner's white belt turns to black cause it's dirty."</q> - <cite>[riverrun]</cite>
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The establishment has done several things during my time here that I disaprove of. They're listed here to avoid confusion:
1. Banning certain noders
Banning seems to work with a sort of random mystical magic, with which the E2 illuminati prohibits the posting of things they disagree with. This should be permissible, with the exception of cases in which noders, or a group of noders are targeted. Although the illuminati frequently has something close to what one may call, 'good taste,' they fail just as often.
2. Deleting a huge portion of ASCII art.
Apparently the creators of the website have forgotten its url.
Now that there seems to be a writeup about everything2 not being everything I have to respo
"There will come a time when men will go mad, and when they see a man who is not mad they will say to him - you are mad... you are not like us."
- St Anthony
nd. I personally liked the contribution of ASCII art to the database. I personally felt it showed the prevailing attitude of circumventing limitations that's shared by many on e2. Can't let us put gifs or pngs in our nodes eh? Well eat my l33t ASCII Cun-phu.
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3. Killing writeups that consist of just a quote.
Byzantine's idea it seems. Many nodes that consist of only a single quote, do, infact, suck. Yet there are many who's humourous value would be severly detrimented if anything besides the quote, be it analysis or whatever were included in the node. Many times these writeups express a witty comeback of sorts, and by sacrificing their simplicity you also sacrifice the laugh or admiration one feels when observing cleverness. Not simply the cleverness of the quote, but also the cleverness required by the writeup's author to realize the quote was pertinent. I wonder what they'll do with dem_bones' nodes. He has a ton of nice one liners. Quotes of himself.
>"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation." - Howard Scott>
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The name is [Bond|10^-9]. [James Bond|Nanosecond 10^-9].
<p>[was marked for destruction and then recieved a symbolic cool of defiance -- bathe in its ability to rebel the gods|The following story] is [fiction|100% pure truth.]</p>
<p>I was installing my shiny new 40[GB] hardrive to replace my old 6 gigger, which had recently toasted due to [dressable refrigerator magnet|my love of magnets] and [hello kitty vibrator|singing vibrators]. [Hemmorage] was playing the background, and [everything drugs|god that cocktail was strong.]</p>
<p>[I walk around when I'm high|Hanging around the ankles], I managed to hook up all the loose wi
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res and thingamabobies, and get my piss poor excuse for a [BIOS] to recognize [e2|everything]. I bathed in the sweet angelic light of my new HD in all its glorious splendor, but I was soon interrupted.</p>
<p>My old 6GB hardrive sitting on my desk had turned <em>[verdant|green]</em>. To make matters [wierder|worse], it started to shake a little, dance like, back and forth across my desk, as if [cat|something was inside it, something evil and dangerous]. A slight scratching sound came from inside. I quickly grabbed it, to stop it from falling off my desk, lest [buried treasure|something valuable be hidden inside]. I quickly brought it to the [everything but the kitchen sink|kitchen sink] (in case whatever was making it green was liquid), and started disassembling my green HD.</p>
<p><em>That [leprechaun] scared the shit out of me.</em> He sprang from the hardrive, causing me to toss it in surprise, incidentally flicking on the garbage disposal, which the leprechaun promptly fell into, chopping him up into fine [sushi] and spraying blood on my good shirt. I didn't get my three wishes.</p>
I figured it's about time I actually update this little section of my homenode. I do have a job, I'm a CIT for ACE Computer Camp. I teach kids Advanced C++ stuff. They're all really practical minded so I've decided to dive them right into Allegro graphics in DJGPP, and show them C++ concepts they don't know as we get to them (GAWD I'll pay someone who has an easy to understand metaphor for function returns that these kids can understand...).<br><br>
1I wasn't born, I ate my way out.
Well, it turns out that ACE is bankrupt, I only got half my check, and it looks like they won't be back. Dammit, they were going to pay me a helluvalot more next year. Dammit. I should've known as soon as they brought in the rented refurbished computers that were much crappier than
"When men are pure, laws are useless. When men are corrupt, laws are broken."
- Benjamin Disraeli
the ones from the previous year. I should've taken it as a sign of some kind. Not that I would've done much about it. I did get a T1 connection and a CD burner for awhile though, and I guess that was worth something.<br><br>
I enjoy writing, and have thought about being a writer some day. I also wouldn't mind getting into the [open source] software scene, and I've dabbled in [BASIC], [TI-BASIC], <strong><u>[HTML]</u></strong>, [C], <u>[C++]</u>, and [Python]. I know Basic and HTML really well (they're simple) and I know </strike><strong>--LOOK HERE--</strong><strike>the syntax of C pretty well, but I couldn't make anything <em>really</em> cool in it (except maybe my fairly simple [DOS Color Hack]) for lack of practice. </strike><strong>--CAN'T YOU SEE IT?--</strong><strike> I'm moving through my [book] on C++ on and off, although I should hurry up because I'm teaching it this summer at a </strike><strong><em><sub>C</sub></em></strong><strike>omputer camp (Alth</strike><strong><em><sup>o</sup></em></strong><strike>ugh at beginner level, so no real need for worry) I know the C syntax way better than I woul</strike><strong><em><sub>d</sub></em></strong><strike> ever want to now, and have realized the infinite </strike><strong>--[searching for an absolute|YOU MISSED IT FOOL]--</strong><strike> usefullness of recursive functions and bad user input. As for C++, I haven't had t
"The more double negatives you use, the higher a degree you earn." - korda jan
o teach alot of stuff that's very C sp</strike><strong><em><sup>e</sup></em></strong><strike>cific yet, but for the upcoming Space Invaders project (I'll post each kids source on e2 for y'all) they'll probably want to use classes to keep track of each enemy, bullet, etc.<br /><br />
If you find an [To err is human|error] of some sort in one of my nodes, feel free to /msg me. /msg me for any reason. Even if it's random. I like random things.<br />
I wish there was more content on [E2] on good writing practices -- I certainly don't feel comfortable enough with my writing [skill] ([yet]) to take on such a project, but if you write some nodes, let me know. I'd be happy to take a look but as with many things, I now believe that the best lessons are self taught.<br /><br />
[E2 Node Tracker] by [cowofdoom] tells me 8</p>
<p align="center">9.0% of my nodes are ideas. <strong>This, I thi</strong>nk, is the result of many of my nodes being arguments for/against the answers </p>
<p align="right"> <u>[Who describes the world better, Einstein or Shakespeare?|various questions] (I try as <p>often</p> as po</u>ssible to pick the philos[escape|^D]ophical ones).<br /><br /></p>
THE WORDS ARE -
<p>Einstein <em>said that if <p align="center">you acknowled</p>ged and realized that all current progressions are the result of hum[humans|^H]ans and civi</em><strong>lizations <p align="right">of the past, yo</p>u would acqui</strong>re the proper attitude</p>
<p>towards life. It's certainly helpful, but I believe also useless without a healthy <em>admiration</em> of the <b>[mysterious]</b>.
<p align="Center"><big><big><big>[My friends]</big></big></big></p>
Who are my friends? First, there's the [TheLordScribe|guy that thinks way too much about some things, not enough about others, and tries to convert poor naive school girls to the Jewish faith], then there's [Persian_Man|the guy who laughs like an elven bondage enchantress], and no one could forget [therevengingo|the one who sings and dances and drinks way too much pepsi.] Oh, and please ignore [dagger|the 3rd grade insomniac puking her guts into a Safeway bag in the corner.]
<strong>[math is not a social construct|My view on god (for the curious)]</strong>
I now only post filled nodeshells. If you happen to fill a nodeshell made by me, send me a /msg<br><br>
<strike>[My apples ate your oranges]</strike> - [TheLordScribe]<br />
<strike>[Buddha-nature]</strike> - [gitm]<br />
<strike>[Don't run from snipers, you'll just die tired]</strike> - <strike>[TheLordScribe]</strike>, [Euphoria_Fizzles]<br />
<strike>[Is there more than one god?]</strike> - [dagger], [Andara]<br />
<strike>[A teddy bear deity bestowed upon me a curse of apathy]</strike> - Masterminded by [Jurph] (read)<br />
<strike>[The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play]</strike> - [gitm]<br />
<strike>[empirical knowledge]</strike> - [gitm]<br />
<strike>[Atheists should read the bible]</strike> - [Alchemy]<br />
<p align="center"><strong>-->My Dictionary<--</strong></p>
"Immortality is not a gift,
Immortality is an achievement;
And only those who strive mightily
Shall possess it."
-The Village Atheist
(Words [E2]/[Computers] have taught me)<br><br>
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo
[salp|Where food is plentiful, salps starve; where it is small and scarce, they thrive.]
(Words Books/Magazines/People taught me)<br><br>
[Sirens of Titan]<br>
[Moonrise] and [Moonwar]<br>
[Hyperion], [Fall of Hyperion], [Endmyion], [Rise of Endmyion]<br>
[The Story of B]<br>
[Dark Rivers of the Heart]<br>
[A Virtual Soul]<br>
[Inherit the Wind] ([play])<br>
[Catcher in the Rye]<br>
[Society of the Mind]<br>
[Stranger in a Strange Land]<br>
[The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]<br>
[Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]
"...if people only noded what they knew there'd be a hell of a lot less sex nodes..."<br>
You move [flatulence|with the eloquence] of a [firewall|fiery wall] of disintegrating [fuselage].<br><br>
[12 monkeys|Seven donkeys] and a [jessicapierce|concubine] cannot compare with the tarnished sheen left in your path of combustion.<br><br>
Tribes of [social contract theory|primitve hunters], with rhinestone [codpiece]s rampan
"Behind the universe is numbers, but be aware of something behind the numbers." - Uberfetus
t, should build [binary tree|pyramids] of Chevy engines covered in butterscotch syrup to exalt the diastolic, inef fable, scintillated and cacophonous [mormon|salamander] of truth which slimes and distracts from each and every orifice of your holy refrigerator, Sears be its brand.<br><br>
[n0b0dy|Your eyes] show as many deep and full shades of blue as a [time heals all wounds|healing] bruise upon an [injured forelimb].<br><br>
Your [riverrun|cleverness] [alchemy|ferments meat without the need of oxygen].<br><br>
Your [you are not a unique and beautiful snowflake|dandruff] falls like the fixtures within a scenic railway passing through a thousand bearded rainbows...
Drop me a line (preferably bold with a little superscript for seasoning): <strong>firstname.lastname@example.org</strong>
'TIS AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NO MINDS