Monthly Archives: September 2010

I don’t need your Civil War.

So, I’ve started to write a story, ya know, for shits ‘n giggles. While brainstorming plot ideas, I was thinking a lot about what would drive a person to do the acts I describe in the book. What acts? Well, the story is about a terrorist cell that operates during a second American Civil War (for maximum awesome, listen to this while reading this post). The story involves a few morally grey areas that I won’t talk about now, but were very interesting to think about. I mean, what motivates someone to commit acts of violence, hate and even school yard jackassary.

Psychology has been, and still is, something I’m very interested in. The human mind is a strange place, as is evident by some of the dreams I’m starting to recall as part of my training to lucid dream. I’ve dreamed of everything from a new Kevin Butler speech as the latest PAX, to being caught up in an worldwide underground black market that sells teenage transsexuals. I wish I was kidding on that last one…

Keeping in mind that I’m not a professional… ANYTHING, I feel that the majority of violence stems from 2 areas: fear of the unknown/different and fighting for a ‘righteous’ cause. That last one is of particular note, especially as it’s the main reason for the characters in my story (although most of them also have personal secondary factors). Trying to make your cause seem just is hard, so most people just say ‘Fuck it’ and try to do it, even if it pisses most people off. Religion is a big part of that. In an interview for The God Delusion (brillant book, that), Richard Dawkins explains that (paraphrasing here, I don’t have the book on me) “Most of the [extremist priests/parsons] I spoke too seemed like genuinely good people, but their minds were spoiled by their religious teachings into a hate filled pot.”

That’s not to say there’s other reasons for hate, of course not, and I’ll include some of them in my story, even some very odd ones (one of my characters thinks that humanity is too vain, and another one thinks that the only war to bring out goodness in humans is for him to do the worst ala. rescue operations on 9/11). And of course, we all have hate in us. Me, you, your family and friends. We all have our own reasons for the hate, but the best of us can look past that. Unfortunately, I am not the best of us. But I know someone out there is. And in the end when it comes to hate, I think, maybe, we all mad.

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What I sent to the future!

It’s 11:20PM, September 09, 2010. And Duke Nukem Forever is finally coming out. So, did it suck? Oh, oh the fuck cares, you guys are gonna be playing fucking Call of Duty 1241412 while the King remains a distant memory…

So how are you guys handling post-apocalyptia? I’m assuming that either:
A) You guys are chilling on the Citadel with Commander Shepard.
OR
B) Living in a hell hole after a nuclear war in 2077.
And because I have no imagination (dem damn vidiyas), and the Citadel is BORING, I’m going with B. You are all fucked.
While I remember, I came across this on an internet site:”In 50,000 years, we’ll all be dead, and the only remains of us existing would be a few optimistic lines in an obsolete hunk of junk drifting down to a probably changed or abadoned planet, oblivious to the forgotten minds that had this idea.”Please, don’t forget me. Though I probably dun goof’d in life.
life in 2010 is pretty sweet, we have SILICON based processors, mine runs 2 cores at 2.6GHz. You can laugh, I’ll wait for you. I have a big ass haptic controller, I’m using Google Chrome 6 and I just watched Goldeneye. I own all 4 main Fallout games with the 5th on pre-order, there are only 9 Alien/Predator movies and we watch movies on screens.
“On account of the new planned KEO launching date (2010 /2011) and of the projected KEO manufacturing calendar, the closing date for collecting messages is scheduled for the end of 2009.”
Whatever jackass is reading this over at KEO, I’m gonna kill ya.
If this is till in the Future, thank you.

The_Parson