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Title: Media/Literature Influences


Lien - May 15, 2006 12:27 AM (GMT)
I've been in a mood to ask questions... so:

What medias (music/movies/television/books/magazines/comic books/etc.) influence you the most? Or like, who do you admire that plays a part in the creation of the medias (directors/authors/artists/musicians)?

Of course, minus the obvious choices... if there are any....

Slayer - May 15, 2006 12:51 AM (GMT)
No. Contrary to what the media would have you believe, I am capable of independent thought.

Cycokiller - May 15, 2006 02:57 AM (GMT)
Yeah, but who first gave you the idea to think for yourself? There lies the question! Most of who each individual is stems from outside influence, apart from the little spurts of creativity from time to time. You can't tell me you invented yourself entirely.

Minase - May 15, 2006 07:13 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Slayer @ May 15 2006, 12:51 AM)
No. Contrary to what the media would have you believe, I am capable of independent thought.

No one in the universe is capable of independent thought, if you were to be totally independant you wouldn't even know what independant thoguht was because you certainly didn't invent it. We are all tools, and ironically you really have to accept that before you can live your life as you want.

Lien - May 15, 2006 07:30 PM (GMT)
:lol:

This ended up becoming a different thread than I thought....

guitarjack87 - May 23, 2006 05:21 PM (GMT)
Stephen King is my favorite author

Minase - May 23, 2006 07:16 PM (GMT)
I'd like to think that my cynical, sarcastic, nihilistic, hedonistic, semi-depressed, self-proffesed bi-polar personality is partly a fashion of my favourite authors, C S Lewis, Chuck Palahniuck and Oscar Wilde.

Sephy - May 23, 2006 07:51 PM (GMT)
I admire Yoshiki and try to be like him in that he always gives 100% whatever he's doing, and that no matter what crap life throws at him he gets back up, and he's had a lot of bad things happen to him.

I also try to have Gackt's view on certain things, like bereavement, he's so sure there's something beyond this physical plane, he doesn't fear death, he's only saddened a little that it'll be a long time before he can see the people he loves again, and his view on the world, he says his ideal world would be where people don't say "I'm English" "I'm American" "I'm Chinese" or whatever, he'd like a world where people are just that, people, and it doesn't matter wether you have olive skin or bright blue.

Swoosh - May 23, 2006 11:17 PM (GMT)
I'm inspired by my best friend, Jesus Christ. And his book, the Bible, tells me everything I need to know how to live my life right. Whenever there's something I feel I can't face or when times get rough, I only have to turn to the Bible and it'll all become better.

The Bible has also influenced the way I roleplay as well. A lot.

Queen Asshat - May 23, 2006 11:44 PM (GMT)
Really? You know, I got kicked out of Barnes and Noble once for moving all the bibles to the fiction section...

d0ddi0slave - May 23, 2006 11:57 PM (GMT)
Heh. Shit disturber.

Lien - May 24, 2006 02:19 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Minase @ May 23 2006, 07:16 PM)
I'd like to think that my cynical, sarcastic, nihilistic, hedonistic, semi-depressed, self-proffesed bi-polar personality is partly a fashion of my favourite authors, C S Lewis, Chuck Palahniuck and Oscar Wilde.

That's an interesting combination to me. Maybe not so much Palahniuk and Wilde ( I like the authors too), but isn't CS Lewis's books highly religiously based? I can't remember if it was him.

Cycokiller - May 24, 2006 02:34 AM (GMT)
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Really? You know, I got kicked out of Barnes and Noble once for moving all the bibles to the fiction section...


You wanna insult my religion, you can shove it up your ass, pal.

guitarjack87 - May 24, 2006 05:04 AM (GMT)
I guarantee I could convert anyone to christianity.


I went to Lutheran school, they made me a soldier, I know wtf I am talking about.

I have out debated Jehova's witnesses and converted a mormon.

Lien - May 24, 2006 03:06 PM (GMT)
Mormons often leave on their own. Don't think it takes much convincing, considering it's just like a hardcore christian movement with a few extra theories about heaven.

Swoosh - May 24, 2006 03:41 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (guitarjack87 @ May 24 2006, 06:04 AM)
I guarantee I could convert anyone to christianity.

Oooh. Try and convert me. I'm doing Philosophy and Religion for A Level.

Yeah, that last post... I was bored. I'm as atheist as they come.

Queen Asshat - May 24, 2006 05:59 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Cycokiller @ May 24 2006, 02:34 AM)
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Really? You know, I got kicked out of Barnes and Noble once for moving all the bibles to the fiction section...


You wanna insult my religion, you can shove it up your ass, pal.

QUOTE
1 a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2) : an instance of jesting : KIDDING <can't take a joke> c : PRACTICAL JOKE d : LAUGHINGSTOCK
2 : something not to be taken seriously : a trifling matter


It's okay Cyco, you should just keep a nice websters dictionary at your side while at SOTF and take a course in tone. That or learn not to feed the troll, tool.

Megami - May 24, 2006 06:07 PM (GMT)
My only issue with Christianity in general (and don't get me wrong, my Grandfather is the Deacon of a Catholic church) is that I don't believe any *true* religion would condemn others to hell for believing in another god/diety/idol/whatever it is you worship. Christianity, like almost all other major religions, pretty much states that if you don't believe in God and if you don't believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins, that you're doomed to burn in hell... and somehow, I just don't agree with that. I think any religion should be accepting of other religions, but they aren't. Most of them seem far too quick to defend themselves and to state that their followers are living a good life while everyone else is doomed.

d0ddi0slave - May 24, 2006 07:16 PM (GMT)
Okay guys, this conversation is going in a direction that is going to be touch-and-go. Slacker - enough with the insults. Cyco - you have a problem, use the private messaging system. Y'all can war over that if you'd like.

I'd just like to say, everyone needs to make sure that when talking about religion - please respect the beliefs of the others around you. Should be just assumed, but I've got to stick a disclaimer up there.

Carry on.


Cycokiller - May 25, 2006 12:19 AM (GMT)
If you were to make a racist joke and people laughed, would that stop it from being an insult? Contrary to the modern Christian stereotype, I take my faith very seriously. I would appreciate it if you didn't mock my God.

Kaishi - May 25, 2006 01:32 AM (GMT)
Topic closed before any of this gets too far.




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