Magic exists. Magic exists. It's called technology. @All the bronies: sorry, unicorns don't exists nor will they in future... Here's the real difference though: Technology costs money, unless your super smart or talented you can't make or invent anything yourself, not to mention techno
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#34 - infinitereaper (01/13/2014) [+] (73 replies)
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Here's the real difference though:

Technology costs money, unless your super smart or talented you can't make or invent anything yourself, not to mention technology is a crutch and magic is a strength, I mean that's the thing, while you might not have as much magic as another magic is free. Technology, is not. Magic is universal, technology is not. Technology is bound by the natural laws of physics, magic is not.

Technology isn't magic. It's technology. It's the product of the sweat, tears, and brains of people usually greater than most of us. If we want it we must purchase it. Without money we cannot eat. Magic is different though. Magic can be used to help you survive. It's a source of power, it's an equalizer in this big ball of **** we call nature. But we don't live in a world of magic.

The two are not the same.

If you want to call anything magic, it's money. Because money gives you access to all that technology, it lets you bypass the rules of our world and do whatever you want. It'll fill you up to your hearts content and fill your belly. It gives you power over everything.

In short. Don't tell me technology is magic, because I'm a muggle, and I understand what the true "magic" sad as it may be. I'd prefer a world of real magic.
User avatar #13 - apylon (01/13/2014) [-]
I always wanted to be able to teleport so i could get places quicker
User avatar #14 to #13 - leagetshitpack ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
i think they call it runing
#21 to #14 - apylon (01/13/2014) [-]
***** you trying to tell me you would get from one country to another faster by running then teleporting
#71 to #21 - avocatdudiable (01/13/2014) [-]
No he said 'runing'
User avatar #40 to #21 - motherfuckingkenji (01/13/2014) [-]
Well, you could run from Germany to France in about 0.1 seconds.
I dunno about you, but that seems faster than using a teleporter.
User avatar #42 to #40 - leagetshitpack ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
you can walk from norway to sweden to finland and so to russia in one 1.5 hour's
#22 to #21 - leagetshitpack ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
well.....no, but its the closest we get teleporting. (whitout machines that is)
well.....no, but its the closest we get teleporting. (whitout machines that is)
User avatar #25 to #22 - apylon (01/13/2014) [-]
not true you can get from the top of a 25 story building faster by jumping then you can running down all the stairs.
User avatar #105 to #22 - unncommon (01/13/2014) [-]
Running may be the closest thing that you have to teleporting, but the closest thing that I have to teleporting is Jack Daniels. Last thing I remember was being around a bonfire then in the blink of an eye I'm on a ******* island in the rain crying with no money and someone else's boots.
User avatar #108 to #105 - leagetshitpack ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
a guy once got drunk and woke up in paris
User avatar #29 to #22 - myaccountisnew (01/13/2014) [-]
But the whole point of the post is that tech is the real magic.
#84 - Rascal (01/13/2014) [-]
Correction - your wand.
#7 - theannoyingFJguy (01/12/2014) [-]
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
-Arthur C. Clarke, physicist & science fiction author
User avatar #28 to #7 - derpwolf ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I had a teacher that would constantly quote this to me.
Every time I didn't know the answer to something, I would say, "It's magic!"
#74 - infamoustrapper (01/13/2014) [-]
Except for the fact I'm poor as ****
User avatar #133 to #74 - opodoromo (01/13/2014) [-]
And you still benefit from technology. The machine you use to access this very site is a manifestation of this. When your Computer is able to run funnyjunk it has to be more advanced than the best Computers of the richest men just some years ago.
User avatar #249 to #74 - novembersky **User deleted account** (01/13/2014) [-]
If magic was real do you think it would be cheap?
#212 - tamnguyen (01/13/2014) [-]
the only magic i know
the only magic i know
#48 - aquamagnus (01/13/2014) [-]
>increasis   
>SIS   
   
YOU COULDN'T WRITE A GOD DAMN E?
>increasis
>SIS

YOU COULDN'T WRITE A GOD DAMN E?
User avatar #232 to #48 - racetothebottom (01/13/2014) [-]
***** , he switched verb tenses in the same clause about 12 times and that's what you're complaining about?
User avatar #270 to #232 - aquamagnus (01/13/2014) [-]
Ignorance is bliss
#106 - nicoquitemad (01/13/2014) [-]
I've got a very different view on the whole wand thing.
#285 to #106 - Rascal (01/13/2014) [-]
what is this?
User avatar #140 to #106 - seras ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
That song is great.
#141 to #140 - nicoquitemad (01/13/2014) [-]
hells yeah it is
User avatar #262 to #140 - orgasmpirate (01/13/2014) [-]
my bad forgot to log in.
but does zone have one?
User avatar #263 to #262 - seras ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I'd Like To Teach The World To Fap (In Perfect Harmony)
Looky here.
User avatar #264 to #263 - orgasmpirate (01/13/2014) [-]
interesting.
i kinda liked it.
#260 to #140 - Rascal (01/13/2014) [-]
I didn't know zone had a song. . .
#9 - muffioso (01/13/2014) [-]
But can I have fire hands without magic?
But can I have fire hands without magic?
#233 to #9 - mystacheisop (01/13/2014) [-]
close enough.
#10 to #9 - doktorpaj (01/13/2014) [-]
If you believe in yourself you can be the fire entirely.
If you believe in yourself you can be the fire entirely.
User avatar #11 to #10 - doktorpaj (01/13/2014) [-]
"Mom look, I'm a meteor! "
User avatar #112 to #10 - brawlanator (01/13/2014) [-]
How it feels to chew 5 gum.
#12 to #10 - muffioso (01/13/2014) [-]
Oh my god it's human torch  well he was
Oh my god it's human torch well he was
User avatar #102 to #10 - urumasi (01/13/2014) [-]
Is he kill?
#137 to #102 - ishekill (01/13/2014) [-]
yes, and so am i
User avatar #20 to #10 - metacobalion (01/13/2014) [-]
This needs to be edited to look like an OC creator burning in thumb downs
#124 to #10 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
...wannabe.
#96 to #10 - newdevyx (01/13/2014) [-]
"			****		 this gay Earth"
" **** this gay Earth"
User avatar #89 to #10 - niggernazi (01/13/2014) [-]
damn son, thats brutal
User avatar #47 to #10 - geiner ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
Did that person die?
User avatar #64 to #47 - sardinez (01/13/2014) [-]
pepsi
User avatar #107 to #47 - codethename ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
Isded lel why light self on fire before jumping
#122 to #107 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
How dare you question the actions of the Truchsess of Gondor?
User avatar #15 to #10 - moevleboevle (01/13/2014) [-]
Russian Johnny Storm
#160 - xxReaper (01/13/2014) [-]
So does that mean the Amish are filthy mudbloods?
User avatar #175 to #160 - scg (01/13/2014) [-]
YES
#86 - bluzzerstream (01/13/2014) [-]
So, this pic has a actual point!
#97 to #86 - newdevyx (01/13/2014) [-]
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User avatar #80 - chofy (01/13/2014) [-]
So the Amish are muggles?
#2 - shallowandpedantic (01/12/2014) [-]
Technology is the answer
#101 - thahobomaster (01/13/2014) [-]
Not saying this is a bad post but...

Really? **** this gay earth. Where is my zombie apocalypse? Where is my acceptance letter to Hogwarts? Where is my innate ability to bend the elements to my will? Why can't everything in my life change because the fire nation attacked?

Our world is boring as **** .

/rantover
User avatar #114 to #101 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
"Life is only as boring as you are."

You could go sky-diving tomorrow.
User avatar #118 to #114 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
Skydiving is NOTHING compared to anything like this. I tried. I got your argument so often that I tried a ******** of oh-so-cool stuff...it can´t compare to the thought of living in a fantasyworld...

I know I´ll get called childish and all for this (which I deserve, I know), but well, that´s how it is...there are people who don´t want to be okay with the world how it is. And the world IS boring as **** , compared to fiction.
#234 to #118 - Rascal (01/13/2014) [-]
If you lived in one of these fictional worlds you would be saying the exact same thing because then magic would become mundane; the everyday. The world isn't boring, you just see it as boring because you yourself are bored. The very fact of your existence is so mind-bogglingly incomprehensible. Life is unprecedented. You can be bored, but by **** the world isn't boring. I mean, have you seen pandas?
User avatar #235 to #234 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I´ve actually even hugged a Panda. Knew a zookeeper once.

Hell, your argument might be right. Might be not, tho. Fictional worlds have the thrill of death awaiting everywhere and the possibilty to die honorable and be remembered. This world offers nothing.
User avatar #125 to #118 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
Are you depressed? Serious question. I was depressed for the better part of 5 and 1/2 years. I've been to the point where I wanted to die, I wanted to hurt myself and I felt like the world was crumbling around me. Everything was bleak, thinking back I can still feel it, that fog, that hopelessness. A darkness on my back and teasing my mind, telling me I'm not good enough, that I'm a failure, that I'm incapable of being loved, that my mental illness means I'm less of a person, that I'm alone... I can't describe how hard that was. I wanted to give up but I was unwilling to die, I was in purgatory. Now, I'm 19 and I'm not going to school anymore, I made the choice not to because I had not been able to finish the school year, 3 years in a row. I don't have a learning disability, quite the opposite, I was getting straight A's in everything but I was crushing myself with pressure, my anxiety was through the roof and I felt worthless and hopeless. I decided that this year, I was going to focus on my mental health, I started seeing a new psychologist and I took a different approach. Before I had berated myself, forced myself and threatened myself, I told myself if I don't do well in school, my life will be over, if I don't get into the sciences I want to take, that my life will be over and I'll be living in hell. The biggest thing I have changed is my perspective. I stopped berating myself, I treated myself with kindness, like I would any other person, I met my thoughts with understanding rather than judgement and I learned to accept myself. I can't tell you how much it has hoped and it hasn't resulted in stagnation, I'm making real progress for the first time in a while, I've enabled myself to reach my goals, make changes and more importantly be happy.

I don't mean to be condescending it just seemed to me that you weren't enjoying yourself and maybe, in pain.
User avatar #128 to #125 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I actually am. Quite differently showing than you, tho. I don´t want to say to much here, tho, were everybody can see it.

I can enjoy myself, tho. It´s just that every joy in life EVERY, seriously seems bleak, compared to any fiction. You just can´t compare it. In this world, there are two or three people who will go down in history every generation and even those are mostly boring-ass ******* . I guess many people can´t understand, but that´s how it is. Nothing in the real world can compare to the things the human mind can imagine.
User avatar #132 to #128 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
No, I get it, I understand that feeling perfectly. Wishing you lived in a different world, a better world. I'm very familiar with that and I know how sour and fake joy feels when you're depressed. I'm not saying you're wrong, there are boring people, there are superficial things that society buys into but you don't have to focus on that or be a part of it. You seem quite like I was, always judging, calculating and analyzing every single thing. It made me very unhappy. It sounds abstract but I've learned not to judge (not religious BS, bare with me) I started to simply observe and understand without putting an emotional and judgmental perspective behind it. Non-judging, of myself, of others and acceptance of myself and others has helped a lot. I stopped racking my brain about things others have done and continue to do. Your perspective on life being a boring **** hole will change when you begin to climb out of depression, trust me. It's not a 'wrong' perspective, we experience things subjectively. You can start to change your perspective but it takes some work and a commitment. Do you currently see a psychologist or psychiatrist?
User avatar #136 to #132 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I did, don´t do right now. To be brutally honest, as much as it sounds like teenage-angst, I don´t even want to see things differently. I don´t want to be amongst those who are okay with things how they are. Wouldn´t feel right.
User avatar #143 to #136 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
I'm the same way, I'm not okay with things, I don't ignore them. I've was concerned with the state of the world, poverty, pollution, corruption and more and I still am. I didn't give up on changing things, I never will, I've just stopped letting it make me depressed. Read up on MCBT (meditative cognitive behavioral therapy) you're likely familiar with CBT if you were seeing a psych before. I was really opposed to meditation before because it was presented in a light of pseudo-science, tied to 'spirituality' and the like. The person I am seeing now had taken a different approach and presented it to me form the scientific perspective. Meditation, the act of trying to simply observe thoughts, feelings and sensations, changes the synapses in our mind. Where we may have once became emotional or anxious over stimuli, we are able to simply let it happen. Rather than getting angry for feeling it, angry that we haven't rid ourselves of this feeling, we're able to experience it and maintain control and prevent it from snowballing. I think it would be worth a try. You don't actually have to sit there and make retarded humming noises. It sounds dumb and feels really awkward at first but it with the goal of stopping depressing and anxious thoughts snowballing into a larger problem.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness-based_cognitive_therapy
User avatar #146 to #143 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
I know about it. I´m actually studying Psychology on University probably the most un-fitting psychology-student, ever, considering that I don´t want to be healed, no matter what. I like being angry. And I feel like there´s something wrong with those who don´t get angry at the world...well, that´s my view. Ignore if I´m talking **** , by the way, I just came back from a drinking session with some friends, so I might be a bit confused.
User avatar #149 to #146 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
Getting angry at a problem is not going to help, view it as a problem, is it something harming people, something that is inefficient? Than it is something to be solved, getting emotional in a situation that requires pragmatism and higher cognitive thinking is going to severely impair you. It's like trying to do calculus while running from a bull. You won't lose your passion to change things because of it, you'll likely be more capable of doing something about it. Trust me, you won't stop wanting to change things. There isn't a single thing I have decided I'm okay with since I began this approach. What are the particular problems that you view?
User avatar #156 to #149 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
You look at things more logical than I do. Doesn´t matter, different people, different views on things.

The importance of being accepted
The view on arts, philosophy, etc, I hate how people look down on the things that make us more than animals.
The fact that police are used to hunt down smokers and punish youth who drink or similar **** , while there are child rapists, mutilators, etc out there, running free, sometimes even when they are sure to have done the deed.
The absolute cockiness of the "intelligentsia"...I could go on for hours.
User avatar #159 to #156 - jukuku (01/13/2014) [-]
The core of it is not being critical of yourself, not tearing yourself down and do apply that to others. I hope that things work out for you.
User avatar #120 to #101 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/13/2014) [-]
That was a good rant.
User avatar #30 - nought (01/13/2014) [-]
****** knew it was gonna say technology can I have a medal
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User avatar #144 - KayRed (01/13/2014) [-]
I think you've won the No **** award for the week, and it's only Monday.
#59 - I Am Monkey (01/13/2014) [-]
I prefer magic to technology.
With magic you aint gotta explain **** .
#57 - josieabby (01/13/2014) [-]
Ms. Frizzle taught me this long ago by using magic to teach science.
#242 - holyfool (01/13/2014) [-]
That was truly amazing, best OC I've seen in a while.
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