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Guiness Freaks wrote:Sending precongratulatory beer your way.

Cannot drink, though. Messes with seizure med. :-(

Treadwellia wrote:Cannot drink, though. Messes with seizure med. :-(

Doh! Beer leader forgot. Pre congratulatory hot cocoa?

Guiness Freaks wrote:Doh! Beer leader forgot. Pre congratulatory hot cocoa?

Yummmm!

New state republic, Hycronesia, Guiness Freaks, and Loftegen 2

Aigania wrote:What a human, what a limited vision of liberation. Here we are more of the Post Singularity Liberation.

Do you want to seek true liberation? Even the most liberating ideologies are limited by the human imagination. The greatest differences in humans, barriers unable to change: race, gender, sexual orientation, complexion, intelligence, all set by nature. But, what if you were able to make them a mere choice?

What if you were able to transcend them? What about seeing in the night like a feline? Being able to smell like a hound, able to detect even the passage of the day by the smell or even the internal chemistry of the brain of others? What about branching on the trees like a monkey? And being able to dive into the oceans like the dolphins and play on the coral reefs? Or to skinny-dip with the seals in the arctic?

Only 1 % of difference in the genetic sequence. That's the genetic different between a chimpanzee using a stick to pick up ants to a human creating a symphony. What about improving the odds? What about a 2 %? A 10 %? Being able to reach complexity of thought as far of reach as Quantum Mechanics is for a puppy. Or an ant.

But, wait. Why remain limited to flesh? What about the digital? Being able to think several orders of times faster, (millions) than an organic? Being able to perceive the full electromagnetic spectrum? Being able to watch the fantastic fireworks of Gamma-ray burst that illuminate the universe? Being able to ride on the solar winds? Surf on the incredible dense atmosphere of gas giant and dive there? Swim in the dark underground oceans of their orbiting moons? To be able to go in the "nude" and ride the universe watching the millennia pass traveling near light speed until reaching a black hole and play in the accretion disk.

Until many aeons later you decide to settle down. In a nice star system. You begin with a moon and transform all of it in computronium to support your thoughts process until you make it into a Moon-Brain. But you feel lonely, so you terraform the surface and make an intelligent species.

But it is not enough, you need to expand. Next is the Gas Giant converted in a Jupiter Node, jumping your power several orders of magnitude. With several worlds for your companion species orbiting you. Until finally settling for dismantling the entire system and becoming a Matrioshka Brain having at last a nice place to call home, because you always have been a homely person that simply want to live a peaceful but interesting life with no excessive ambitions.

That's true liberation.

Yeah, well that's a little too complicated. Freedom from pain, boredom, and hatred seems alright to me.

The New Earth Army wrote:Yeah, well that's a little too complicated. Freedom from pain, boredom, and hatred seems alright to me.

Lady Zaharra could help with that...

Fluffiness and Guiness Freaks

Loftegen 2 wrote:Lady Zaharra could help with that...

Sorry, what?

The New Earth Army wrote:Sorry, what?

She can free people from pain, boredom, hatred...all those pesky emotions!

Fluffiness and Guiness Freaks

Loftegen 2 wrote:She can free people from pain, boredom, hatred...all those pesky emotions!

Yes! And we will usher in a new age! One of spiritual enlightenment, open mindedness, and- oh, I almost forgot! Here! Take a swig! *slurp* *glug* *hick* Hwoooh! *huck* White Lightning!!!

The New Earth Army wrote:Yes! And we will usher in a new age! One of spiritual enlightenment, open mindedness, and- oh, I almost forgot! Here! Take a swig! *slurp* *glug* *hick* Hwoooh! *huck* White Lightning!!!

Yeah, Lady Zaharra's method involves, you know...death. But your way works too!

Fluffiness, Hycronesia, and Guiness Freaks

Loftegen 2 wrote:Yeah, Lady Zaharra's method involves, you know...death. But your way works too!

Well in North Carolina, way back in the hills
Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still
We brewed white lightnin' 'til the sun went down
Then he'd fill him a jug and he'd pass it around
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightnin' 'stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightnin' started flashin' thunder started clashin'
Shhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well a city slicker came and he said "I'm tough
I think I wanna taste that powerful stuff"
He took one s-s-slug and drank it right down
And I heard him a moaning as he hit the ground
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'

The New Earth Army wrote:Well in North Carolina, way back in the hills
Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still
We brewed white lightnin' 'til the sun went down
Then he'd fill him a jug and he'd pass it around
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightnin' 'stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightnin' started flashin' thunder started clashin'
Shhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well a city slicker came and he said "I'm tough
I think I wanna taste that powerful stuff"
He took one s-s-slug and drank it right down
And I heard him a moaning as he hit the ground
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'
Well the "G" men "T" men revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him, but my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh white lightnin'

Greased lightning?

Loftegen 2 wrote:Lady Zaharra could help with that...

Promises promises.

Guiness Freaks wrote:Greased lightning?

No! White Lightning! It's our powerful brew! ;)

Guiness Freaks wrote:Promises promises.

Don't drink the water....................

The New Earth Army wrote:Don't drink the water....................

It's apart of our plan............... ;)

The New Earth Army wrote:It's apart of our plan............... ;)

What are you guys talking about? Whatever this "plan" is, I want in!

Hickerbilly wrote:What are you guys talking about? Whatever this "plan" is, I want in!

In-game plan to end world suffering. Just reread the last 10 posts or so. I'm liberating you! ;)

The New Earth Army wrote:In-game plan to end world suffering. Just reread the last 10 posts or so. I'm liberating you! ;)

Alright. So what's that got to do with drinking the water?

Hickerbilly wrote:Alright. So what's that got to do with drinking the water?

We put the "good stuff" in it.......... ;)

The New Earth Army wrote:We put the "good stuff" in it.......... ;)

What "good stuff" do you mean, exactly?

The New Earth Army wrote:We put the "good stuff" in it.......... ;)

Lady Zaharra doesn't think it's such good stuff. It isn't even fatal...

Hickerbilly wrote:What "good stuff" do you mean, exactly?

*slurp* *glug* *hick* Hwoooh! *huck* White Lightning!!!

Loftegen 2 wrote:Lady Zaharra doesn't think it's such good stuff. It isn't even fatal...

Oh it can be... I've just built up an immunity to it over the years. Here! Take a swig! *slurp* *glug* *hick* Hwoooh! *huck* White Lightning!!!

Loftegen 2 wrote:Lady Zaharra could help with that...

So, about the whole "liberating people from pain, boredom, and hatred," you in?!

The New Earth Army wrote:So, about the whole "liberating people from pain, boredom, and hatred," you in?!

Sure. Lady Zaharra can always use more skeleton juice.

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