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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2007, 11:41:21 PM »
Hmm.. if you feel you must, but I know my place.. I am a small peon in the scheme of things with not much more use than a speck of dust before the magnificence of the grand oldbies!!

**prepares to be flogged**
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2007, 03:04:16 PM »
well, you are properly obsequious, so there will be no flogging at this time.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2007, 07:29:22 PM »
Wow, you guys do floggings here?  Those were banned in my last forum I joined.  We also had a Sharp Newbie Stick with Pink Fuzzies.  Now we just have a barbeque with the newbies.  *evil smile*
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2007, 11:43:26 PM »
well, you are properly obsequious, so there will be no flogging at this time.

**bows low to the floor and begins back out**
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2007, 02:48:52 PM »
Floggings are a tradition. Letting them die, let alone prohibiting them, would be tragic.

instead of sharp sticks, I have ninja monkeys. They eat the pink fuzzies.

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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2007, 08:47:06 PM »
I hear they also like butter. ;)
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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2007, 01:55:50 AM »
Ooooo...ninja monkeys...now that's cool!!!  Do they do tricks?
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2007, 03:29:23 PM »
They *do* like butter!



And they do tricks!

Does haircutting count?



or perhaps immitating forum regular Tage?



or perhaps impersonating an ipod commercial?




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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2007, 06:59:16 PM »
Most impressive.  I want some ninja monkeys.
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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2007, 10:18:01 PM »
Oh, but they can't be owned. They follow SE's every command because he has a supernatural aura that has proven irresistible to all things simian/ninja.
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2007, 11:45:34 PM »
I only wish that m'Lord does not see the need to release one of his ninja monkeys after me. For one, I am not worthy of such an execution. :)
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2007, 02:38:01 AM »
Ninja monkies?

What about Pirate Chimps?

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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2007, 05:51:07 PM »
Though I happen to command hordes of chipmunkeys and vampirates (rats swarms on unpaid vacation, dastardly nibblers), I accept my newbiehood and shall prepare to be flogged.

Now about Sanderson:

Who knew the creator of Mistborn could be an honest-to-goodness mormon straight outta Utah? Alright, so most of you did. Shut up.

What I mean is, religion is creeping into the strangest crevices. I don't mean to offend anybody, but like Douglas Adams basically said "It surprises me that such intelligent people could be religious." You'd think people in more logical professions like science and writing would be inclined to atheism, but I've noticed an increasing rate in the 'people I thought I liked with their heads in the clouds' category.

I want to know if you agree with me on this premise: fantasy writers might be prone to religion because they're dreamers.

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2007, 08:05:16 PM »
Maybe, "Intelligent people of all stripes can be religious, because there is no inherent contradiction."
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2007, 09:12:07 PM »
Who said that? Nevermind, it was vague anyway.

It just strikes me as weird that intelligent people can watch our existence be dissected at amazingly acute levels, yet continue to believe in something so intangible and obviously contrived. 

My theory: nurture is the culprit. Society is brainwash. Example: humans are inherently racist. Only by the pressures of our peers do we shed this discrimination. Primitive man would have immediatly assumed a different colored stranger to be dangerous. It would makes sense in those times. If he has different colored skin, maybe there are other things you don't know about him. What if he is stronger than you? What if he uses this strength to take your food and home?
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