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In response to Against Maturity
Comment author: Tiiba2 19 February 2009 06:08:13AM 0 points [-]

Edward, how is it arrogant to want to contribute to science?

In response to Against Maturity
Comment author: Tiiba2 18 February 2009 11:59:28PM 0 points [-]

Aw great, now my post is broken.

In response to Against Maturity
Comment author: Tiiba2 18 February 2009 11:58:18PM 0 points [-]

The URL to the anime fanfiction seems to be worse than broken. My browser doesn't even say what you wrote, just that it's "illegal".

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In response to An African Folktale
Comment author: Tiiba2 16 February 2009 01:55:33AM 6 points [-]

Well, the farmer's wife seems to be one character who was thankful...

...and fared the worst.

But is this really cultural gloominess? Maybe this one is just reserved for when you're in a really bad mood. What are the other stories in that book like?

Comment author: Tiiba2 06 February 2009 05:30:06PM 2 points [-]

Untranslatable 2: The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.

Comment author: Tiiba2 06 February 2009 02:58:52PM 8 points [-]

1) Who the hell is Master of Fandom? A guy who maintains the climate control system, or the crew's pet Gundam nerd?

2) Do you really think the aliens' deal is so horrifying? Or are you just overdramatizing?

In response to Building Weirdtopia
Comment author: Tiiba2 13 January 2009 05:33:14AM -1 points [-]

Everyone is orgasmium. And strangely enough, they don't think it's all that horrible.

In response to Building Weirdtopia
Comment author: Tiiba2 12 January 2009 10:46:26PM 2 points [-]

I recently wondered whether it's possible that transhumans would spend parts of their lives in situations very similar to Dante's hell, complete with wailing and gnashing of teeth. Some have suggested that a bit of pain might be necessary to make all the pleasure we're supposed to get realizable, but I suggest that we might actually need quite a lot of it. If the only way to make people happy is to improve their lives, pushing them way down might turn out to be a reasonable solution. And some might choose that route to spice up whatever other sources of happiness there are. The fact that hellfire scares us fleshlings wouldn't matter to indestructible nanocyborgs.

Or maybe they would intentionally seek other things that I consider horrible. Like the risk of death - isn't that what people do already when they walk on a tightrope?

In response to Complex Novelty
Comment author: Tiiba2 20 December 2008 03:14:48PM 0 points [-]

Abigail: """If you find the thought of having endless orgasms repulsive, might not the person who had, er, sunk so low, also find his state repulsive, eventually?"""

I, for one, cannot imagine one who has, er, ascended so high voluntarily reducing his own utility.

I cannot see why I shouldn't want to become orgasmium. It would certsinly be disgusting to look at someone else turning into something like that - it is too similar to people who are horribly maimed. But It's What's Inside That Counts.

The reason that drug addiction is bad is that it has deleterious health effects. But although orgasmium is defenselsess, it is guarded by a benevolent god. Nothing in the world could destroy it.

In response to Complex Novelty
Comment author: Tiiba2 20 December 2008 03:14:29PM 0 points [-]

Abigail: """If you find the thought of having endless orgasms repulsive, might not the person who had, er, sunk so low, also find his state repulsive, eventually?"""

I, for one, cannot imagine one who has, er, ascended so high voluntarily reducing his own utility.

I cannot see why I shouldn't want to become orgasmium. It would certsinly be disgusting to look at someone else turning into something like that - it is too similar to people who are horribly maimed. But It's What's Inside That Counts.

The reason that drug addiction is bad is that it has deleterious health effects. But although orgasmium is defenselsess, it is guarded by a benevolent god. Nothing in the world could destroy it.

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