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Baddogma's Other Meta Cafe- Polite Discussions About Scientific Mysticism and General Weirdness

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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 08:44 PM
a reply to: Mousygretchen

Finished FF12, my wife is a 100% trophy gamer so I got help finding things.

There was a monster in a Colosseum that took nearly an hour to kill in a battle. That was hard to do.

posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 09:01 PM

Death, eh?

I'm still not over my dads passing. Ive just thrown myself into guitars, full on.

Take care of yourself TEOT.

posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 09:30 PM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

Its really too bad, honestly. The scientific method is a fantastic piece of philosophy. The issue being, like always, that we tend to think the world around us is explained and defined by our limitations.

I certainly hold nothing but good thoughts about folks like GUT though. Someone like him exemplifies the idea that our approach can make all the difference in the world.

Really, it seems my area of discontent is that so many revolve everything they do around winning arguments on the internet. I don't think its even conscious, but so many have defined the Truth by what can be most easily argued, and "won."

Pretty damn silly, in my opinion. And when it happens en masse.. I think it is detrimental to our species in ways that we literally can't even imagine.

Definitely check out Natsume Yuujinchou! I don't know of another series that is able to combine action, humor, and genuine heartfelt scenes in such a delicate balance. Its pretty firmly in slice of life type stuff, in my opinion, but I think someone else could watch it and think its an excellent action series, or even philosophical.

Did you see all 3 seasons of Mushishi? I only ask because I only recently discovered there was anything beyond season 1. Deadman Wonderland is more fun than you might think. The premise is dark, and it can "go there," but I was pleasantly surprised by it. Similar to yourself, i tend to prefer lighter stuff. There are exceptions, but my life is pretty dark as is, so i like everything from mindless action to fluff.

Outlaw Star is a bit older, but still holds up. I'm a sucker for space ships and bounty hunters though, so..

I enjoyed Elfen Lied, but its been quite a while since I saw it. I seem to remember Durarara, but sometimes these things blend together. Definitely haven't seen the others, but I always love finding new titles. There is an abundance of crap, certainly, but the amount of great series is really quite impressive.

The "squirrel scene" was really quite poignant. Squirrels don't get much credit, but that shows a pretty astounding level of sentience (for lack of a better word). Conversely, it impresses me just how "dumb" (again, for lack of a better word) some species are.. Mice seem to be little more than leaves with legs.

I'm also convinced that plants an fauna have intelligence and sentience. Its just so far removed from ours that its incomprehensible and totally alien.

posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 09:51 PM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

yea you definitely seem to get it.. Actually mother nature herself seemed displeased by the whole thing.
Things are better now. my "luck" is very on point. Im nice and work hard and I help people. I think my past is behind me now.

somone trying to get noticed knocked over a tripod.. 3 legs like wtf? well my mom sold her house, so they will have new people to haunt. its not a nice energy.. quite mean and degrading. part of why i felt worthless as a kid.
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posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 10:00 PM
a reply to: Reverbs

The past is always the best place for the past ; )

posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 10:15 PM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

yes I have said enough anyway. Her privacy is still intact too. so whatever. through life's mysteries anew again ..

posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 10:41 PM
a reply to: Serdgiam

Really, it seems my area of discontent is that so many revolve everything they do around winning arguments on the internet. I don't think its even conscious, but so many have defined the Truth by what can be most easily argued, and "won."

That's it down to a tee. I post my unusual encounters in the hope that someone may go "I wonder . . . . " and that wondering may open a door for them.

Natsume Yuujinchou! Looking at horriblesubs there are five seasons or so I'll track it down. Mushishi I have the first season and tracking down DVDs for the others but keep forgetting, one of those shows I like on my bookcase.

Others of note were Madoka puella, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Gosick, Spice and Wolf, Allison and Lillia, Madlax and of course the Monogatari series with little Shinobu.

Fiction aside, there are some adorable "Shinobu's" out there, one of the first I met. Green gremlin eyes looking at you from the void. I still have a place for the little vampires in my heart. One of the reasons I study what the unseen needs in regards to nourishment. Things to fix there and understanding to be gained to right some wrongs of the ancient past.

I'm also convinced that plants an fauna have intelligence and sentience. Its just so far removed from ours that its incomprehensible and totally alien.

yet if we learn the language of appearance a door can open there . . . .

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 12:15 AM
You guys should check out Maison Ikkoku I adore that show

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 12:17 AM
And one of my favorite an ime movies is called Tekkonkinkreet.

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 12:25 AM
a reply to: Mousygretchen

I've been in control for a very long time. This is surface me.

I think circumstances in my environment allowed her to come out but I just can't remember. That was a long time ago. Maybe it was a fluke.

Maybe I've grown past her and she just doesn't live here anymore? I'm on my best behavior now that I'm aware of electronic surveilance.

Or maybe she's still lurking under the surface somewhere inside here. I don't know.
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I'm talking about an alternate petsonality* I just can't remember.
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posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 04:41 AM
Stupid phone - double post
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posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 04:47 AM

originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
a reply to: Reverbs

I'm not trying to be dismissive, more I just feel that things that happen in the past shouldn't impact the present too much.

One can say that we are a product of the past, the sum of our experience. True enough, yet we also need to move onwards otherwise we just stagnate.

My wife says that understanding is what is important when it comes to the past, especially when we get hurt.

If we can understand the positions of others in the event it helps to put it in perspective.

A hypothetical scenario:

Why was he so mean to us? - perhaps because he knew no love in his life and did not know how to love himself.

That's what I mean by putting things into perspective.

When I work with "demons" I ask myself "what happened for you for you to be this way?" If I can understand the reason why then perhaps I can see a way to undo what has been done.

Sometimes they are just demons, sometimes they are something else that is hurting real bad inside. Amongst the demons are a great many gems.

I think people can be like that.

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 08:05 AM
a reply to: Mousygretchen

Tekkonkinkreet I'll keep an eye out for. Maison Ikkoku - that was made by the same people as Inuyasha which the family all enjoyed. Thanks : )

Kimi no Na Wa was a nice little love story, - a boy and girl separated by time trying to save a village.

Hotarubi no Mori e is another movie worth looking at - sweet yet sad.

(snip) Or maybe she's still lurking under the surface somewhere inside here. I don't know.

A friend?

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 10:43 AM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

why would what you say sound dismissive? you dont.


do you remember why I told that story?

it was to welcome you around the campfire.

"this is how i came to the first iteration of this thread..... and you? I want to hear more."

you take me to seriously, when I don't even take myself seriously. Just take your time to get to know me, as right now you are projecting onto me and when looking through a green lens even a white hat looks green. but you are explaining a lot of your own psyche which is cool if you don't mind doing it. I think you are pretty open.

anyway i feel you to an extent. many people in prison could be understood. I have met things that cannot, and should be considered extremely dangerous. not everyone can pick up a cobra and care about its feelings lol. rose colored ideologies and all. but I do get it. "oh he just burned down the house with 17 people in it and then stabbed me in the chest, I wonder if I talk about his bad childhood....."

nah.. I know people like their brand of experiencing life. my brand is dont talk at me. you can share. I don't have anything I need to hear. Ive kinda been to hell and back and seen all the things between. I like to hear about what other people experience, but I care very little for what other people live life by.. ie rules.. hahaha.. you were aware you were telling your own rules and prefaced it even. Something in your mind knew you were doing something so you prefaced it in type.. anyway, I don't like rules.

Ive met the worst kind of evils and no I won't sit them down for tea. In fact I would help to destroy them if they ever come near me again. Karma is my friend. Everyone pays.

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posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 05:07 PM
a reply to: Reverbs

Ahh, okay. I get it : )

Yet there are a lot of people here on ATS that didn't cope very well with all sorts of stuff and I know what that world is capable of doing.

I'll relax.

For me too evil is something to get rid of and erase. Yet some folk have been demonized unfairly especially by religious people.

No worries Reverbs

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 08:32 PM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

to be fair I had to carry that burden for a year or so, but I talked through it with many people relived everything in memory a few times and because I did that work I was fine then letting it go.

same thing I do after a breakup.

For the rest of my life nothing will ever be that dark and challenging so it was like a great service now I can do anything. I accepted my own death.. now that is over to so I live more freely now too. Thats the silver lining to the black magic trial by fire..

I still talk about it so people may realize something and it may help them at least as a cautionary tale, the magic side of things is very real and can be dangerous. Also I miss the magic every now and again. not enough to fall pray again, but as a curiosity and yep my avatar is true to me in many ways.

thanks for understanding.

posted on Apr, 22 2018 @ 08:45 PM
a reply to: Reverbs

I try.

The "magic" side I just live there now. Not the witchy/psychic sort of stuff, just hanging out with the Fae. Skunkape's Celtic word fits well enough for me to adopt it.

I like that world. One has got to be "open" there, as in non-deceptive, otherwise they notice the deception. A "no-no" there.

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posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 12:21 AM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

Yes, I discovered Rumiko Takahashi after I found Inuyasha. I love love her art style. One of my all time favorites is called Yu Yu Hakusho. (different artist).

Unfortunately, I don't currently have the technological means to watch animes unless I buy DVD or if it's on netflix.

I don't know if I would say she's a friend, more like a trouble maker. She was out of control. These days I appreciate stability and coasting on calm waters. I'm not sure if I could really describe that as an alternate personality. So how do I reconcile these differences.

posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 03:50 AM
a reply to: Mousygretchen

Botan and ogre were my favorites and why Keiko put up with him is beyond me . . . .

If you have a laptop or desktop it is not all that difficult.

. . . . sounds like perhaps a noisy neighbor, just like here they come in all sorts. Often it is where we live or frequent. Sometimes it is someone saying "notice me" and getting frustrated when we don't. I like a calm neighborhood too these days.

posted on Apr, 23 2018 @ 08:55 AM
a reply to: Whatsthisthen

When everyone sings at once thats the world; either it resonates both ways or the door closes. Having no windows or doors then it is just being while some ends just wind up stinking the other refuses to smell itself and simply know; of course in learning it is simply just "children" lots of them and the songs of their hearts known and unknown... leaving them as huddled or crumpled masses only causes more lumps in the throat of those that have bit the "big one".

I see nothing wrong as it is what it is; and nothing can change the ever present IS or being in and of itself as personality... all forms express it even what is known as al pervasive space; and when someone can spread and stretch out and enjoy the moment then it is silly hangman's noose working collectively; then the queen finally get's tried of them chasing each other through rabbit holes and yells off with their heads as it is typically only she whom has a heart. If they don't mind then they become matter and if they don't matter? Lol then never you mind.

The streets are always filled with the gold that interrupts the vast silence; when that occurs? There is no measure of a man except a woman. When one cannot tell the difference perhaps they shouldn't even question, when they try to discern that in "children" it's just those damned kids on the mountain again sitting in their own feces refusing to budge instead of just roll on until the "Big O". So why gather moss if not for some slowly swinging/swaying and singing decoration?

Last fairy ring that appeared to me; not to mention the first where it was dancing around like a chant to "go skeletal" was around my belly chakra as a bunch of small white snakes taking turns biting towards the old tied off balloon called my belly button.

What I really like and enjoy about anime/cartoons myself; is they speak of the animist past/history/mythos and legend instead of banging that singular drum slowly and repeatedly over everyone's head in forcing that round and round to be square. Once spinning; it is no one's world to stop, without taking massive damage due to their own cycle of ignorance; which is not a dirty word unless one already "knows" and continues teaching when they should be learning.

Nothing to learn from me in the past because none of that was mine; the nothing is the present, and yet fools still try to unwrap it as if it was something... then jokey Smurf strikes again, I can't say that's my fault. When monkey is always looking, another is always talking, when monkey stops talking, other monkey ceases hearing, when monkey ceases seeing... they all forget they were grasping with all four hands/feet.

Moving is often accomplished without awareness(like the scratch); when done so with awareness and without volition; where could the reaping stand? Except in the middle... where way ceases to be one and simply is one.

I picked up watching One Piece again today; yet as the morning drags on... time for a little something; called: Business.

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