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  Reepicheep
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Dancelittleewok wrote:
Do y'all have any regrets?


Looking back I wish I would have been more serious about animation when I was younger. I used to have the dream of being an animator, but I never really took the initiative. Now I'm headed in a completely different direction and following that dream at this late stage would mean a dramatic shifting of gears.
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"Well paint me blue and call me Chiss."

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I don't know how many times I've heard that line while playing this game, but today it just struck me as hilarious. I might start using it!
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I like that.

Question for all: what is the one thing you waste most of your money on? (and by waste, I mean disposable income, not things you have to have or bills you have to pay)
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Honestly my film collection. I like having physical media and I especially love behind the scenes stuff, interviews, commentary about shooting and writing (Aronofsky's guerrilla commentary for The Fountain is so great), and I just love it as a storytelling medium. So twice a year I go nuts at the Barnes & Noble Criterion 50% off sale, once a year at Halloween I up my horror movie stock, and I always love rooting through the $5 bin to see what's there (found Pan's Labyrinth in there once, it's not all bad).

So I waste too much of my extra money on that.
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Currently, I don't have enough of it to waste it. Wink
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@Caedus: ha, I was rooting in the cheap dvd bins at Walmart while waiting in line on Force Friday. Picked up Spaceballs and Road House. Cool
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@Skuls: You hit a jackpot, that's awesome!
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When did it become cool to be a geek?

I should say right off the bat that I don't mind this phenomenon. Some people on the internet seem to be bitter about it, but that seems silly and pretentious to me. I actually think it's kind of awesome how you can have a conversation about Star Wars with so many people now. I am genuinely curious about this shift though. When did it happen? What made it happen? It certainly isn't something I would have predicted back in high school. I remember my teenage self feeling slightly self conscious whenever I carried around a Star Wars book or wore a Star Wars t-shirt. Now it's common. Now there are entire stores in malls dedicated to geek culture.
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The origins of fandom/sub/pop culture date back to the Romantics. But moving ahead a little bit, the seed for "Geek Culture" came about after the second World War when the avant garde, as an antagonism against popular culture, was defeated by the new Cybernetic system.

Under Cybernetics, popular culture become absorbed under the total Commodification of society. Everything is now Marketable, because we ARE the Market. There is no longer the relationship between labor and production as under old Capitalism.

The apex of Cybernetics of course is the Internet. It's Everything for Everyone. Media, Culture, and Identity are homogenized into one. There is no longer a popular culture, there is endless }illusion of} choice without antagonism.

Until the Singularity renders Humanity obsolete in the near future.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
I like that.

Question for all: what is the one thing you waste most of your money on? (and by waste, I mean disposable income, not things you have to have or bills you have to pay)


fancy tea or supplies for baking pastries (not only do I find baking meditative but it's also much cheaper than buying pastries). My girlfriend reaps a great deal of benefit from my latter pass time.
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I've spent way too much $ on SW tabletop games such as X-Wing miniatures and Destiny.


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