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Hello everybody. My name is Trapacity (incase you didn't already look to the left), and I really don't care if you shorten it to Trap or something. It really makes no difference to me. Anyways, fun fact: today is also my birthday! Goingcrazy Actually, it hasn't affected me in the slightest except those few people on facebook that actually take the time to say happy birthday and the fact that today I had a valid excuse not to go to school.

And yes. So awkward post #1 is officially done.
03-05-2013 06:17 AM
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Then this is your best birthday present - sanity not required to use School Survival.

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I say we collect all the sanity from the side of the door and perform experiments on it. If we don't need it for anything, might as well find something it's useful for, right?

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
03-05-2013 11:29 AM
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Sanity? Useful? Blasphemy, those two words have no right to be in the same sentence.
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Hey, it could make good fuel or something...

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Hmm... you may be on to something for solving our next dependable energy source.
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We can make a bunch of typos and put the Grammar Nazis on giant hamster wheels with a flashing picture of those typos in front of them. They'll get so mad that they'll start running on the wheel and our energy crisis will be solved.

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what's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

Hello.

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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Ha, DoA, genius.

Oh God, I have no idea - there are so many great movies. Forrest Gump, Silver Linings Playbook, The Kings Speech, Lord of the Rings, maybe go into Pixar and say Up or the Incredibles. Damn. I guess if I was forced, tied up, gagged with used tissues, and thrown into a pit of hungry tigers, it would be Forrest Gump.

Though I still need to watch some goodies like The Shawshank Redemption and the Godfather.

As for actors/actresses, easily Tom Hank and recently, Jennifer Lawrence has stolen my heart. If TV counts, Tim Allen.

And yes indeed, hello.
03-06-2013 01:11 AM
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IT'S A TARP!!!

Hi there Smile

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SI'T A TRAP?!?

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D: A TARP?! WHERE?

I'm an avid gamer, love to read comics, play basketball and trot around in the woods, and make art and build things. Smile
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