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Response to The Indian and the Ice
The thought problem of The Indian and the Ice is the second thought problem that deals with how we handle doubt.  Whereas the first problem with The Evil Demon dealt with how can we know anything this deals with what could be seen as more practical dilemmas.  How do we deal with the source of new information, and what do we do when someone’s claim counters what we already know. For this problem it seems best to try and set up some parameters for those thinking about it.  Doubt in claims is something that we can easily overcome in moments with a smart phone in hand, nearly regardless of where we are or when.  This problem, however, deal
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Response to Beam Me Up...
The problems that arise from the scenario described in “Beam Me Up...” that I wish to deal with first are not the intended problems of the scenario.  I find the scenario as described to simply be too implausible to take it serious enough to not address the problems with it right away. When I feel that these problems have been adequately addressed I will then move on to what the author intended to be the primary point of discussion rather than what I found it to be. The legality of such a technology would have to be dealt with well before it would ever be unleashed on the public. The author sets up a scenario in which our understa
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Response to The Evil Demon
Doubt is one of the most useful tools in our quest to rationalize our experiences and discover what truths may be out there.  The problem, however, is determining what is an acceptable level of doubt and what is doubt gone wild.  A proposed demon that distorts our perceptions, thus causing us to believe that we are being logical when in fact we are quite illogical is an example of doubt that far exceeds reason.  Or is that just what the demon wants us to think?  As humans we desire to find comfort and certainty in our worldviews.  It is the assurance that we understand how things are that allows most people to get through the day instead of s
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Deep Sea Horror Movies
Tonight, as with many nights, is spent with a sort of movie marathon.  The genre of choice, also as usual, is horror.  Specifically tonight is spent with deep sea monster movies.  The combined genres of horror and monster movies quite often rank among the most frequently watched types in my own little world.  If I had my way they would be the most watched genres in everyone’s world as well, but that may be a bias in hoping for not just more movies but more movies with some semblance of quality. Horror is a many faceted catch-all genre with little that most of the movies classified as such have in common.  Probably the easiest way to des
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Swamp Monster
"We're here in these noname swamps of Tennessee on the hunt for what could be a true swamp monster."  Eric said excitedly into the camera, turning briefly to face the swamp lands behind him for a nice scenic shot.  This was his job, searching the wilderness for stories of strange and fascinating local legends as host of the show .  This wasn't anything new on TV, but he liked to think that he did it better.  "Out there somewhere is a creature the locals are claiming has taken pets, and possibly even people.  We'll be meeting up with a local who claims to have actually seen the monster first hand."  He turned back to the camera as he finished
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A Song for You
Memories fade as they ripen on the forest of our past They grow ever bitter but the sweetness will not pass In the branches of the trees sits a robin gently singing ”I love you.  Bring me home to sweet embraces, Bring me home to welcome arms. Bring me back to unripened times, so fresh.” And bring me home this robin, so gentle and sweet To the cabin of our present lost in the forest of our past Taste the bittersweet fruit and gently sing together This is a song for a lover This is a song for a friend This is a song for the one and only you
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Decay
I am lost in the mind of another Swimming in their memories Drops of flesh refreshing Bittersweet on my tongue What is joy, take it away Bring me the misery I know Touch down, reality Death is another choice Don’t dare, don’t debate Old friends will decay See the light, it shines at last Through eyes so pale, gray Petals drop from cold hands To the stone below There was never joy Misery will set you free Touch down, reality Death is another choice Don’t dare, don’t debate Old friends will decay I am lost with the mind of another Drowning in the memories Tearing flesh so fertile Oh, the sights I’ll see What is
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Swamp Monster
If you’re going down South Then you’d best beware Of that fabled swamp monster That eater of men For its got sharp teeth That will rip you to shreds And claws stained red From the blood it has shed They say it’s 15 feet tall But they can never agree Does it have hair or scales Or skin like you and me? One thing they agree, though That they always warn of Are those yellow eyes That sit on the water Waiting for you to take Your last step closer. Not everyone believed in Swamp monsters and fairy tales Take for example the TV crew Of an ill fated reality show Who took it upon themselves To find this eater of men They went out a
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The Fight
“You were out all night drinking again,” were the first words I heard him say. I placed my hand against wall and turned away from his side of the bed as the room began to spin.  It was going to be this fight again. “Why do you do this?  You know you have to go to work in the morning.”  He wasn’t angry, but the concern in his voice seemed even worse. “I just want to have fun, am I not allowed to be happy?” I said softly, balancing myself carefully as I made my way to the closet.  Kicking off my shoes I almost fell backwards before flinging myself forward into the wall. “How can this be fu
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I am rage
In peace I am trapped In the still life shatters In fire I am free In rage all appears Let no vengeance go Let no wrongs, unpunished We are unified by hatred Broken by pacification No man walks on bended knee Only eternal rest on his back The world does not pass us by We burn, and so shall it.
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Response to The Indian and the Ice
The thought problem of The Indian and the Ice is the second thought problem that deals with how we handle doubt.  Whereas the first problem with The Evil Demon dealt with how can we know anything this deals with what could be seen as more practical dilemmas.  How do we deal with the source of new information, and what do we do when someone’s claim counters what we already know. For this problem it seems best to try and set up some parameters for those thinking about it.  Doubt in claims is something that we can easily overcome in moments with a smart phone in hand, nearly regardless of where we are or when.  This problem, however, deal
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Response to Beam Me Up...
The problems that arise from the scenario described in “Beam Me Up...” that I wish to deal with first are not the intended problems of the scenario.  I find the scenario as described to simply be too implausible to take it serious enough to not address the problems with it right away. When I feel that these problems have been adequately addressed I will then move on to what the author intended to be the primary point of discussion rather than what I found it to be. The legality of such a technology would have to be dealt with well before it would ever be unleashed on the public. The author sets up a scenario in which our understa
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Response to The Evil Demon
Doubt is one of the most useful tools in our quest to rationalize our experiences and discover what truths may be out there.  The problem, however, is determining what is an acceptable level of doubt and what is doubt gone wild.  A proposed demon that distorts our perceptions, thus causing us to believe that we are being logical when in fact we are quite illogical is an example of doubt that far exceeds reason.  Or is that just what the demon wants us to think?  As humans we desire to find comfort and certainty in our worldviews.  It is the assurance that we understand how things are that allows most people to get through the day instead of s
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Deep Sea Horror Movies
Tonight, as with many nights, is spent with a sort of movie marathon.  The genre of choice, also as usual, is horror.  Specifically tonight is spent with deep sea monster movies.  The combined genres of horror and monster movies quite often rank among the most frequently watched types in my own little world.  If I had my way they would be the most watched genres in everyone’s world as well, but that may be a bias in hoping for not just more movies but more movies with some semblance of quality. Horror is a many faceted catch-all genre with little that most of the movies classified as such have in common.  Probably the easiest way to des
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Swamp Monster
"We're here in these noname swamps of Tennessee on the hunt for what could be a true swamp monster."  Eric said excitedly into the camera, turning briefly to face the swamp lands behind him for a nice scenic shot.  This was his job, searching the wilderness for stories of strange and fascinating local legends as host of the show .  This wasn't anything new on TV, but he liked to think that he did it better.  "Out there somewhere is a creature the locals are claiming has taken pets, and possibly even people.  We'll be meeting up with a local who claims to have actually seen the monster first hand."  He turned back to the camera as he finished
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A Song for You
Memories fade as they ripen on the forest of our past They grow ever bitter but the sweetness will not pass In the branches of the trees sits a robin gently singing ”I love you.  Bring me home to sweet embraces, Bring me home to welcome arms. Bring me back to unripened times, so fresh.” And bring me home this robin, so gentle and sweet To the cabin of our present lost in the forest of our past Taste the bittersweet fruit and gently sing together This is a song for a lover This is a song for a friend This is a song for the one and only you
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Decay
I am lost in the mind of another Swimming in their memories Drops of flesh refreshing Bittersweet on my tongue What is joy, take it away Bring me the misery I know Touch down, reality Death is another choice Don’t dare, don’t debate Old friends will decay See the light, it shines at last Through eyes so pale, gray Petals drop from cold hands To the stone below There was never joy Misery will set you free Touch down, reality Death is another choice Don’t dare, don’t debate Old friends will decay I am lost with the mind of another Drowning in the memories Tearing flesh so fertile Oh, the sights I’ll see What is
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Swamp Monster
If you’re going down South Then you’d best beware Of that fabled swamp monster That eater of men For its got sharp teeth That will rip you to shreds And claws stained red From the blood it has shed They say it’s 15 feet tall But they can never agree Does it have hair or scales Or skin like you and me? One thing they agree, though That they always warn of Are those yellow eyes That sit on the water Waiting for you to take Your last step closer. Not everyone believed in Swamp monsters and fairy tales Take for example the TV crew Of an ill fated reality show Who took it upon themselves To find this eater of men They went out a
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The Fight
“You were out all night drinking again,” were the first words I heard him say. I placed my hand against wall and turned away from his side of the bed as the room began to spin.  It was going to be this fight again. “Why do you do this?  You know you have to go to work in the morning.”  He wasn’t angry, but the concern in his voice seemed even worse. “I just want to have fun, am I not allowed to be happy?” I said softly, balancing myself carefully as I made my way to the closet.  Kicking off my shoes I almost fell backwards before flinging myself forward into the wall. “How can this be fu
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I am rage
In peace I am trapped In the still life shatters In fire I am free In rage all appears Let no vengeance go Let no wrongs, unpunished We are unified by hatred Broken by pacification No man walks on bended knee Only eternal rest on his back The world does not pass us by We burn, and so shall it.
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Q and A
I did a Q&A a bit ago, and here it is.  Most of these I asked myself, a few at the end were asked by another. How often do you read? Anymore I read very infrequently. The last time I sat down and read was maybe a month ago. I got a random, free book on my Kindle that I read maybe 6 pages of. Before that I think the last time I read something was when I got most of the way through High Moor earlier this year. I have always read at a slow speed since I mentally read it out loud. I have tried to learn faster reading skills and was able to noticeably increase my speed. However, it seemed to lose a lot of the enjoyment doing so. Do y
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Don't Go Out Alone
I have decided, for the time being, that the title of the series shall be called Don't Go Out Alone.  The first book, which I am currently working on, will have the working title of The Long Welcome Home.  I'll change all of the current entries to reflect this.  Also of this is of course assuming I make it past one book.
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Thank you
To everyone who has added one of my works to their favorites, who has added me to their watch list, and who have added my work to other groups as well as the people who continue to do these.  I give you all a blanket thank you.  I will take it that you all give me a blanket you're welcome.
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anybodygottamap General Artist
If you don't mind me asking, what inspired the creatures from Don't go Out Alone?
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KurnDerakHobbyist Writer
A little bit of it was inspired by the Scream movies (the white mask specifically), but part of it was also just what sounded good at the time. I'm still trying to work out what exactly they will be.
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anybodygottamap General Artist
I think the mystery makes them more terrifying... And they are quite frightening, so good job!!! :D
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KurnDerakHobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'm really glad that my horror story isn't lacking in horror.
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anybodygottamap General Artist
That it is not. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
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TroubleandBitcheyHobbyist General Artist
hey hunni