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And I looked at the Universe, and all the things in it...
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The Spooning Bard

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And I looked at the Universe, and all the things in it...

And I saw that it was good, just the way it was.

And then people created morals, religion, philosophies, ways of thinking, oppression and discrimination.

And then I once again looked at the Universe, and I saw that it was bad. It was not the beautiful creature I had once glimpsed, for a tiny little planet, not even a pixel on the computer screen that is my world, had marred that once grand beauty. That perfect picture of ordered chaos. And it was a species that corrupted that little picturesque planet, which had in turn corrupted it's 'solar-system', and even now, as I sit here, humans are furthering the corruption of that one grand beauty. That perfect picture of ordered chaos.

And for one last time I looked upon the Universe and all the things in it, and I wept. I wept tears of sadness for my fallen friend, the Universe. No longer was the Universe beautiful, and unmatched by all. The humans had brought it down to their level. In their haste and ignorance, they presumed that they were the largest things in the Universe. And still the Universe is being corrupted.

And now I take my leave. For this once grand beauty, this once perfect picture of ordered chaos, had fallen to naught but a pixel of a pixel of a pixel on the computer screen that is my world.

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02-28-2010 02:52 AM
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Re: And I looked at the Universe, and all the things in it...

Wait, what do you mean "and now I take my leave? Shit, is this a suicide note? Please please please tell me it's not because that would really suck. PM me if it is, okay?

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
02-28-2010 08:46 AM
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