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RicOlie_2

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#1423838
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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To be fair though, they mentioned Afghanistan right at the beginning in Iron Man…Tony Stark went there, after all (or was it Iraq or something? I forget). But yeah, I feel like it’s a lot more gritty and real than a lot of other Marvel stuff and I love it. Not as much as Wandavision, but it’s still pretty good.

It seems that Phase 4 is exploring a lot of the trauma and psychology of the Avengers, which I find super interesting. Between Wanda, Bucky, and it seems Black Widow, it looks like there’ll be a lot more of that than there has been before.

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#1421233
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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That’s an interesting take, but fair enough. I’ve always thought of that sort of happiness as just being happiness by analogy or metaphor, but I suppose it makes sense.

NeverarGreat said:

I’m non-religious and definitely think my life has a purpose. Not a purpose dictated by a higher being or family or society, but one directed from myself and my abilities. On good days, I imagine looking from the end of my life back on the present and asking if I’m really living or simply passing the time. For now, the purpose of living is not only to do those things necessary for survival but to gain in knowledge, skill, and expressive ability through art, and make sure that I also reap enjoyment from these activities. I’m very lucky to live with my girlfriend and two dogs, all of whom I love very much, and I try to appreciate each day with them without expectations of the future which so often sabotage a person’s happiness.

Who could ask for more?

Thanks for the perspective. I think the reason this wouldn’t work for me is that I’m too analytical in my thinking, in the sense that I see the world primarily through a rational, objective lense and interpret my subjective experience through that. So if I weren’t religious, the lack of objective meaning and import of my life would undermine any subjective meaning my life could have. It’s interesting to me that most people don’t seem to think this way.

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#1421188
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Anakin Starkiller said:

The ultimate purpose of a living organism is to be happy. Most do that by not starving and being alive. Humans are a little complex. Everybody’s looking for something.

That’s an interesting view. I’m not entirely sure what you mean by purpose though. Regardless of what exactly you mean though, why would it be the purpose of a plant or animal to be happy? Aren’t animals the product of a process that selects for survival, not happiness? What gives them this purpose?

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#1421177
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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NeverarGreat said:

oojason said:

NeverarGreat said:

I assume that’s the reason why they are making the show? For that one conversation between Obi-wan and Owen? That’s the only reason I’d make the show. 😉

No, there is another…

Who could Uncle Owen hand a serious bare knuckle beating to?

😉
 

My favorite thread of all time.

I’m very happy oojason mentioned it, because I’d never read it before. I loved your post at the end!

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#1413366
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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SPOILERS ahead:

I felt like there wasn’t really enough of an explanation of how Wanda got such crazy powers. They seem to come from nowhere…her grief maybe. I don’t know how the comics handle it, but I feel like something was missing on that score.

Other than that though, it was amazing! And the after credits scene… Just when I thought it couldn’t get crazier.

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#1412189
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Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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Stardust1138 said:

Oh thanks, RicOlie_2! Though I’d say this thread looks to be more for paintings and that type of art versus photography?

Well, it also used to be where people (including me) would share their photos, but I think Duracell’s collages were the main feature of the thread after a while.

A photography thread wouldn’t be a bad idea, though.

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#1411907
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Spuffure said:

Anyways this isn’t a discussion thread and I suggest we go back on topic before the thread is derailed.

Conversation naturally goes from one thing to another. If we always had to strictly stick to b*tching in this thread, Off Topic would have gotten real boring, real fast. I’d rather it not get any boringer. 😛

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#1410582
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Random Thoughts
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Yeah, that’s pretty accurate. The Star Wars sections of this site are still pretty active, but Off Topic has yet to revive. Maybe one day… But that doesn’t mean it’ll be as fun as it used to be. No moderation meant things got pretty delightfully ridiculous at times and there was a repertoire of inside jokes/forum memes that will be lost to time.