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Offline Voidbane

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2015, 04:25:28 AM »
It was a story, not a picture.

Regardless; what IS a "Green Eyed Monster"?
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2015, 04:25:28 AM »

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2015, 05:43:56 AM »
'The Green-Eyed Monster' is a more poetic term for envy.  I'd guess it's derived from being 'green with envy,' but I've got no sources or memories to confirm that.
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2015, 06:08:42 AM »
I'm thinking there are Shakespearian origins

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2015, 08:57:55 AM »
It could be, but I haven't read enough Shakespeare to know.
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2015, 03:36:31 AM »
Also, your question was an excellent one, and it let me order my thoughts about the two selves I compared.  Thanks for asking it.  Please, sir, may I have another?

My pleasure :)

And I'm terribly sorry for my terribly diminutive comments, even this as I write it. My fight/flight response is strong these days and I can't help it. Of injured animals, and all that..

I'll try base my dialogue based on what I've thus learned from you. If you feel like I'm jumping ahead anywhere, please let me know.

Could I conclude that [your perception of identity] then comes from [an inside-looking-out perspective], centered on [your collective of experiences] and [their relative distance from what you perceive] to be the center of [your consciousness and the unconscious systems that support it]? (brackets for making it more readable)

How deeply have you read into the more recent neuroscience-based ideas of psychology, consciousness, identity, etc..? Although you may not be able to imagine how much more there is to know (and thus not able to quantify how curious you might be about things you don't yet know about), if there were was enough knowledge out there to represent a complete phase-shift (a change in which the old 'system' is abandoned rather than upgraded) how important would you say it is to you to learn about and change your ideas of self? How open would you be to new ideas? To quantify that last question a little better, many people might say they are open to being told about new ideas, but what I'm asking is how strongly would you seek out it out on your own initiative? How curious are you?

A last note; If I get too wordy for you to understand or start talking about stuff beyond what you're interested in reading/talking about, feel free to let me know clearly. Some of the more common responses tend to come out as efforts to save face, which usually end being a little hurtful. Not that I think you'll do that of course! I'm just....I want to go hide under my covers right now X|
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2015, 11:43:36 PM »
We seem to have had something of an influx of deep thinkers.
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2015, 04:33:49 AM »
I think quite a few of us might be deep thinkers and someone merely has to ask a deep question to elicit deep thought from his or her forum counterparts. On the other hand I do not think all of us are deep writers. It could be that we all possess the capacity to express our deep thoughts in words but the time investment for some would be much larger than for others.

Speaking for myself I know exactly what I mean in a wordless sense long before I can formulate the English to express what I mean in words. In fact, I don't know if I ever say "exactly" what I mean. I'm not sure if there aren't words for it, or if it would simply take longer to find them than would be practical. 

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2015, 02:26:37 PM »
It seems you've stumbled on the reason for my dedication to and fascination with words.

Now I don't know where exactly I lay on the spectrum of expertise in putting thoughts into words, but I've been working on it since high-school and I've noticed a world of improvement, so here are my thoughts on improving ones verbal paintbrush.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

ps: this would probably be considered thread hijacking, along with any replies, so when I can I'll move the body of this into a new thread and link to there
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2015, 05:47:11 PM »
I sometimes use long words I may not fully understand in an effort to make myself sound more photosynthesis.
Yes, we are going to fight back. But not here, not now, not in the Colonies. Not even in this star system. Let the word go forth to every man, woman and child who survived this holocaust. Tell them to set sail at once in every assorted vehicle that will carry them.

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2015, 07:39:19 PM »
Don't you hate when you plan how to end your sentence but then flower gardening ideas?
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2015, 04:23:36 PM »
Don't you hate when you plan how to end your sentence but then flower gardening ideas?

Like when someone's incomplete sentences
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2015, 04:51:00 PM »
Like when someone's incomplete sentences
Like when someone's incomplete sentences what? Speak, man! Speak! *flails*
Yes, we are going to fight back. But not here, not now, not in the Colonies. Not even in this star system. Let the word go forth to every man, woman and child who survived this holocaust. Tell them to set sail at once in every assorted vehicle that will carry them.

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2015, 06:02:29 PM »
Risha, chill! Jay is not a dog. Of course, what the two of you do in the privacy of my own imagination is entirely up to you. ;-)
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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2015, 08:11:23 PM »
Risha, chill! Jay is not a dog. Of course, what the two of you do in the privacy of my own imagination is entirely up to you. ;-)
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Yes, we are going to fight back. But not here, not now, not in the Colonies. Not even in this star system. Let the word go forth to every man, woman and child who survived this holocaust. Tell them to set sail at once in every assorted vehicle that will carry them.

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Re: Greetings from the brood.
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2015, 05:26:10 AM »
Risha, chill! Jay is not a dog. Of course, what the two of you do in the privacy of my own imagination is entirely up to you. ;-)
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