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Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long
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Brick Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

Just thinking of an animal that large makes me shudder. Not because it looks scary, but because it hogs the entire ocean from trench bottom to surface... IDK what it is, but scale in an ocean is really disturbing to me. Anyone else feel the same?!



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RE: Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

*looks down*

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.
06-16-2014 12:51 AM
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Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

You misheard him, no. He said sea creature. You're thinking of trouser snake.

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06-16-2014 12:56 AM
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RE: Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

He was thinking more of the size than of what the thing was. "not because it is scary, but because it hogs the entire ocean"

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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Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

Holy fuck that made my skin crawl. Fuck you OP.

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Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

I hope it's just Cthulhus tongue, and when somebody strikes it, an an enraged Cthulhu rises from the depth of the ocean and begins to destroy all humans.

Only his believers shall be spared. PRAISE CTHULHU! PRAISE CTHULHU!
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