single vs relationship. . kijiji.. Small coke my ass, that things the size of texas! single vs marrie
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#1 - abronymous (09/13/2013) [-]
Small coke my ass, that things the size of texas!
User avatar #159 to #1 - metalgross (09/14/2013) [-]
Thats why they charge you up the ass for food
#162 to #1 - manwithanopinion (09/14/2013) [-]
I wish I could thumb this at least 3 times
User avatar #165 to #1 - unoriginalaccount (09/14/2013) [-]
Bro, do you even America?
Florida master race.
User avatar #173 to #1 - elcreepo (09/14/2013) [-]
Welcome to America.
User avatar #215 to #1 - oldnigger (09/14/2013) [-]
its a movie theater remember?
User avatar #220 to #215 - abronymous (09/14/2013) [-]
The ******* Cineplex Odeon small cups are like the little cups you get for a piss sample at the doctors. Canada can suck sometimes.
User avatar #223 to #220 - oldnigger (09/14/2013) [-]
I live in new york, and the smalls are a ******* liter
User avatar #225 to #223 - abronymous (09/14/2013) [-]
Well I guess that's how it works. We have free health care and you guys get big cups.
User avatar #227 to #225 - oldnigger (09/14/2013) [-]
we also have black presidents
User avatar #228 to #227 - abronymous (09/14/2013) [-]
We have to deal with French-Canadians.
User avatar #132 to #1 - mookiez (09/13/2013) [-]
Pretty stupid looking coke, I say.
#199 to #1 - epicprivate (09/14/2013) [-]
Is there a problem with Texas?
User avatar #218 to #199 - abronymous (09/14/2013) [-]
no sir. Just puting the "everything's bigger in Texas" into a proper context.
User avatar #51 to #1 - heartlessrobot (09/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, looks more like a medium.
User avatar #62 to #1 - tittylovin (09/13/2013) [-]
Have you never been to a movie theater?

Regal cinemas, man, they'll treat you right. 108 fluid ounces of "piss your pants by the end of the credits" soda. Goes great with a bucket of popcorn with enough calories to destroy the economy of a small African nation with.
#83 to #1 - bummerdrummer (09/13/2013) [-]
Have you ever been to a movie theater? thats the smallest size and it cost $7.25
User avatar #3 to #1 - sepheroth (09/13/2013) [-]
The large is the size of Russia
User avatar #4 to #3 - abronymous (09/13/2013) [-]
Drinking it would be like a 24 hour event..
User avatar #5 to #4 - sepheroth (09/13/2013) [-]
Challenge accepted. I'll make sure to bring my flask though, screw regular coke.
#13 to #1 - zibdibbie (09/13/2013) [-]
Not in America
User avatar #133 to #13 - commontroll (09/13/2013) [-]
Not in Texas...
#111 to #13 - dogziller ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
merica'n asassin
#16 to #1 - swagloon (09/13/2013) [-]
In Texas that's a tiny.
#17 - maddboiy (09/13/2013) [-]
well now i feel sad
well now i feel sad
User avatar #92 to #17 - callmebio (09/13/2013) [-]
brothers in feel.
User avatar #166 to #17 - applesdontpee (09/14/2013) [-]
good god what kind of kitten is that?! i must have
#32 to #17 - anon (09/13/2013) [-]
no don't be =[
You will find someone my friend. It may not be today or the next day, but you will find someone. I believe in you!
User avatar #105 to #60 - thepandaking (09/13/2013) [-]
"SUGARPEAS!"
"DROP 'EM!"
"OKAAAAY!!!"
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#82 - andovaredoras (09/13/2013) [-]
The last one (TV watching), works more like this: One of you is excited and the other is bored (at least often that's the case)
The last one (TV watching), works more like this: One of you is excited and the other is bored (at least often that's the case)
User avatar #212 to #82 - nighkey ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
Not tonight. Everyone loves the new Korra!
#96 to #82 - pikininja (09/13/2013) [-]
Unless you're watching this.
User avatar #236 to #96 - guymandude (09/14/2013) [-]
I was about to post exactly this (except I didn't have the awesome picture). Breaking Bad is better than relationship therapy - it just brings people together.
#124 to #82 - smileulz (09/13/2013) [-]
Here take this andovaredoras
User avatar #14 - mutzaki ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Small Coke for two people? You better not be eating popcorn, son.
User avatar #99 to #14 - kylethefatass (09/13/2013) [-]
LOL u wasted your time looking at this notifaction I STOLE THE TIME U WILL NOT EVER GET BACK kbye
#100 to #99 - mutzaki ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
#161 - AlanbalMIT (09/14/2013) [-]
This post made me feel okay about many plans I have with my gf
User avatar #171 to #146 - niggasaurus (09/14/2013) [-]
Can you please explain... I'm tired right now
User avatar #180 to #171 - Noblevillain (09/14/2013) [-]
Basically he asked the "girl" how many letters were in the alphabet and forgot six of the letters. T F W N O G and then he repeated an F. Basically tfwnogf is an abreviation for "That Face When No GirlFriend." and then you learn the girl was never there at all.
User avatar #181 to #180 - niggasaurus (09/14/2013) [-]
Ah...Thanks. I got the "No Girlfriend" bit, but that was pretty much the extent of my understanding
User avatar #189 to #181 - Noblevillain (09/14/2013) [-]
Yeah its basically just supposed to be him imagining that he does have one.
User avatar #232 to #146 - niggastolemyname (09/14/2013) [-]
** **************** rolls 05** number of letters in the alphabet
#91 - GoldenLotus ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Well now I feel lonely
Well now I feel lonely
User avatar #214 to #91 - nighkey ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
-Hugs-

You can add me to your friends if you want. So then at least when you're on FJ, it will say Friends (1).
User avatar #95 to #91 - scientific (09/13/2013) [-]
It's okay, we can be alone together.
User avatar #157 to #95 - yaybacon (09/14/2013) [-]
Is there room for one more?
#57 - seriff (09/13/2013) [-]
I come bearing a gift! I made this and remembered I can't post images. its a template in case you guys could find use for it.

You need to login to view this link
#65 to #57 - superbigfupa (09/13/2013) [-]
you really expect us to click on that
#69 to #65 - seriff (09/13/2013) [-]
click it or dont, your choice. I give ya my word it isn't bad
User avatar #70 to #69 - superbigfupa (09/13/2013) [-]
well... "sorryforthewayihavetodothis.webs.com" sounds pretty fishy
#72 to #70 - seriff (09/13/2013) [-]
haha I know, i didnt want to say "sorry not level 2" so I wanted to apologize for the way I had to give the image before hand. If you could, or anyone, go there save the pic and post it here please. so others dont have to be weird about the link, haha
#73 to #72 - superbigfupa (09/13/2013) [-]
Eh, you seem trust able, definitely not a bot
#75 to #73 - seriff (09/13/2013) [-]
thank ya i've been coming here for years (anon until today), I know the ups and downs. I'm certainly not here to hurt
User avatar #76 to #75 - superbigfupa (09/13/2013) [-]
Well, good luck on getting to level two
#78 to #76 - seriff (09/13/2013) [-]
thank ya, thank ya
User avatar #149 - Temperance (09/14/2013) [-]
The ordering pizza in the car one is outrageously true...

Dinner tonight was Chinese my wife ordered from home and I picked up driving home from work. As I type this, we are beginning to lose consciousness to Legend of Korra reruns.

MARRIAGE.
User avatar #196 to #149 - OptimusRhyme ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
thats awesome! sounds very similar to my night the other night. ordered pizza as i was about to leave work, made it home just before pizza got here, then my boyfriend and i watched dexter and stuff on netflix
#150 to #149 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
u have a wife and watch legend of korra

doubt

unless she's a chubby one
User avatar #154 to #150 - jzpotter (09/14/2013) [-]
Because no one in the world can find the opposite sex with similar interests and marry them.
User avatar #155 to #154 - jzpotter (09/14/2013) [-]
Or same sex, whatever.
User avatar #152 to #150 - Temperance (09/14/2013) [-]
She's both existent and not chubby, go **** yourself.
User avatar #163 to #150 - superdave (09/14/2013) [-]
And what precisely is wrong with chubby girls? Some of us happen to find them quite attractive.
#184 to #163 - guanyu (09/14/2013) [-]
I imagine it feels like they're made entirely of breasts.
User avatar #160 to #150 - guanyu (09/14/2013) [-]
Like aluminium, what was once considered rare is now becoming increasingly common.
Also, you seem more jelly than a hanar.
#177 to #160 - mckinkymcormic ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#41 - pappathethird (09/13/2013) [-]
These are all incredibly true
These are all incredibly true
#26 - zynced (09/13/2013) [-]
Fake no one wearing a fedora would be in a relationship.
User avatar #158 to #26 - metalgross (09/14/2013) [-]
triforce necklace
User avatar #169 to #26 - steelwoolsheep (09/14/2013) [-]
yeah but she thumbs it down
User avatar #201 to #26 - shinyarmor ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
that is buying a fedora, TAGS proof
#211 to #26 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
I did... >.>
User avatar #101 to #26 - teoferrazzi (09/13/2013) [-]
that's not a fedora
#119 to #101 - felixjarl (09/13/2013) [-]
That is in fact a fedora friend. Although a very classical shaped one.
User avatar #230 to #119 - teoferrazzi (09/14/2013) [-]
no, it's a panama hat
User avatar #135 to #101 - commontroll (09/13/2013) [-]
It's just a not tribly.
User avatar #42 to #26 - pappathethird (09/13/2013) [-]
There was a time when that thing was just called a hat.
User avatar #93 to #42 - bomberbib (09/13/2013) [-]
and that time is long dead..
User avatar #234 to #42 - zynced (09/14/2013) [-]
And that specific hat is a fedora.
#115 - remilia ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
**remilia rolled a random image posted in comment #6001209 at Admin's personal trolling board. ** What my girlfriend looks like
#207 - ohnomynamedoesntfi ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
Seeing the panels on the right made me think of the relationship I have with my fiance, we're like best friends who affectionately insult each other constantly and just have insane amounts of fun being together, I can't wait to live with her ^___^ (A 'cool story bro' moment I know, but I just wanted to hopefully spread some happiness)

Pic unrelated
#208 to #207 - kevandre (09/14/2013) [-]
Exactly man. My wife and I are exactly the right side. Life is good.
Exactly man. My wife and I are exactly the right side. Life is good.
User avatar #216 to #207 - aviatrix (09/14/2013) [-]
No this is cute. Makes me miss my boyfriend and restore my faith in relationships. We're the same way. I just wanna bro out with him right now and watch Game of Thrones or something....
User avatar #235 to #207 - guymandude (09/14/2013) [-]
First, I have to commend you on posting the first "keep calm" thing to actually make me laugh. Second, I don't mind that story at all - its a nice change of pace from the constant relationship/lady-bashing that's on this site.
#117 - zanekin (09/13/2013) [-]
Sleeping while in a relationship
Sleeping while in a relationship
User avatar #109 - warffle (09/13/2013) [-]
Never heard of a woman being too hot at night, they are usually freezing cold.
#114 to #109 - blackshark (09/13/2013) [-]
They are when they're still alive
User avatar #102 - tomowrath (09/13/2013) [-]
Only in America that second to last pic is a small coke.
#106 to #102 - crimsonsapphire (09/13/2013) [-]
that's more like a kiddie coke, and he plans on sharing that?!
User avatar #81 - mion (09/13/2013) [-]
Non - native speaker fag here:

Is there a difference between ice cream and gelato?
#94 to #81 - thedarkassassin (09/13/2013) [-]
This should explain it.
#167 to #94 - oehni (09/14/2013) [-]
mfw i speak italian and gelato really just means ice cream

or this is something american and i just made a fool of myself
User avatar #203 to #167 - luqmanr (09/14/2013) [-]
If it's italian I call it gelato, anything else is ice cream.
User avatar #231 to #203 - oehni (09/14/2013) [-]
oh, yep, that makes sense
User avatar #241 to #94 - guymandude (09/14/2013) [-]
I enjoy both
User avatar #238 to #94 - mion (09/14/2013) [-]
nice, thank you
#19 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Who goes to the movies alone?
Who goes to the movies alone?
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#168 to #19 - anon (09/14/2013) [-]
Once, Meet the Spartans, both the movie and the experience blew large whale dicks.
User avatar #239 to #19 - guymandude (09/14/2013) [-]
>*insert movie* looks awesome
>Friends and family are all busy, don't know when they will be available
>Unsure how much longer movie will be in theaters
> **** waiting for DVD
>Go see that ****
OR
>Friends and family are all disinterested
>Movie still looks awesome
>" **** those ******* , I think it will be cool"
>Go see that ****
OR
>Just got out of movie with assortment of friends, pals, chums
>Want to movie hop to another cool movie - save money
>Friends tired, pals busy, chums have work
>Came to theater in your own car
>"Alright, see you guys later"
>Go see that ****

there are many reasons, I'm pretty surprised you can't come up with even one.
User avatar #21 to #19 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
I do. I love films and all aspects of cinema. I will bring some of my cinefile friends if I can but if not I will definitely go alone.
#24 to #21 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Okay then. I think of the movies as a social activity, but different opinions i guess.
Okay then. I think of the movies as a social activity, but different opinions i guess.
User avatar #27 to #24 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
They are a social activity, much like video games are. But if you're smart and know how to get enough out of them on your own they're good without the need of multiplayer. (It helps if the movie/game is good too.)

(Not saying people who don't go to movies alone aren't smart, rather they most likely don't get as much out of movies as I do. Preference and all.)
#30 to #27 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
inb4 The Last Of Us.
Well, I pirate all my movies and tv-shows, not in the conventional way (torrent nubs), so I guess I don't see the point in doing it alone. But good for you!
User avatar #34 to #30 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Eh, I don't mind pirating music since musicians are hideously overpaid. I still don't do it because of moral reasons but I really frown on pirating movies/T.V. I like to support the film industry and when they make something I like it hurts to see people too stupid to pay for the movies and pirate them.

I'd never stop someone pirating or rat them out since it's not my business and sometimes pirating can be a good thing but I am not afraid to judge people harshly for it.
User avatar #35 to #34 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Well, the way I see it, I am not the one committing the crime.
If a guy bought an infinite number of copies of something that everybody wanted, put it on the street for anyone to take, would you be mad at people for taking it?
I know it's not the same, believe me, if I had the money I would support all the companies. But the main reason is, that it's convenient. I live in Denmark, so if an episode of say Breaking Bad came out, I would have to wait approx. 1 year before it would be sent on our tv-stations. I love going to the movies with my friends, and do it whenever I get the chance. Also, I hate having discs taking up space. Hard Drives, and **** , I love it.
User avatar #37 to #35 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Make no mistake you are the one committing the crime because you're depriving money from the people who made the product you're viewing without their consent. It is the same as stealing however rather than taking their money you're taking their product. It is unjustifiably a crime. I won't tell you to stop doing it because if you get caught you deserve it, if you don't your country's not working hard enough to catch pirates and if you're willing to risk the consequences so be it. But I at least would hope pirates understand the nature of their crime.

I'll say this though. I don't make much money but I also don't drink/smoke and spend as little money as possible on transport. I avoid loans when I can and so on and so forth. Rather than wasting my money on short-lived thrills or doing things I could otherwise acomplish cheaper I save enough money to go to the cinema a lot. I have a loyalty card, attempt to go when the offers are on and the like. It's not easy to sustain my love of film and I'm European too so getting DvDs in my region takes a while too, but nothing easy was ever worth doing and it feels really good to be supporting the people who make the things I like to see.

I don't get in people's way and I don't bug them over it, but I have found my way of getting what I want without the need for piracy so I see no need for it.

User avatar #40 to #37 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
I'd never presume to say that you're wrong, because you are indeed right. In some ways. I actually never pirate new movies, because I think it's a waste of time, when I'd rather watch them in the movies. The only reason I pirate tv-shows, is because I don't want it to get spoiled for me, because I know that's what the Internet will eventually do. In a small way, impatience has something to do with it as well. And something else, I am a 19-year old student of communications. I have almost no money for enjoyables, but when I do, I spend them carefully. I am a huge gamer, but I never pirate games, because I love the companies, and I want them to make more games. I hope this justifies my actions a little bit.
User avatar #53 to #40 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
It's explaination, not justification. I'm a 19 year old student of drama and in the UK too so it's not as friendly for me over here as teaching is in Norway. (Seriously, no education system is perfect and we're not as bad as the US but it's a terrible system when compared to others.)

Don't try to justify your actions. If you do that you start accepting them as being the right thing to do. It's the same as with that whole "I was just following orders." thing in WWII. The human mind is built to defend itself with justification or shrugging off the responsibility.

Like I said before. I don't get in people's way about these things, this is just how I live my life and I won't force that onto others since that's not the right thing to do either.

And I'm still waiting for February to see the 3rd season of Game of Thrones and avoiding spoilers is hard. (I had Red Wedding spoiled before I started the series though) but I just put up with it because the easy thing and the right thing tend to rarely be the same thing.

Live it up all you like, just be aware that what you're doing is wrong and, if you get the chance and the money, try to repay your debts to the film industry (at least to those who deserve it) and move away from piracy. Oh, and just hope you don't get caught too, since then you'd be slapped with a fine or some gaol-time.
User avatar #54 to #53 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
We'll agree to disagree then.

Like I said earlier, I am not a pirate in a conventional sense. If, by some coincidence, people started caring about cybercrime, I'd never get caught. But I can see how that makes me seem arrogant, and egotistical. But don't misunderstand me, the only crimes I would ever commit would NEVER be one that hurt people in a real sense. I am a person who places a lot of value on morale and integrity, with few exceptions.
User avatar #58 to #54 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Dude, I get it. You see piracy as a victimless crime or a crime where the victims aren't hurt much. It's still a crime though. Crime isn't a bad thing (since some laws actually hurt people as opposed to help them. Hooray for an antiquated justice system.) but this case is not one without a victim.

Even then I don't see you as arrogant or egotistical. It's just basic human nature and it is safer and easier to look at things your way. I just choose not to and don't insist other people do so because it's not easy and often they've got other things to care about as well. The only thing I really ask of them is to be aware of the things they do and the people they are hurting and, if they get the chance, to support the industries they have wronged.

Piracy doesn't make you an asshole, but you shouldn't try to ignore the nature of it either.

As such I stand by my values and you by yours. I still hope the best for you since everyone deserves the best for them.
User avatar #59 to #58 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
I don't see piracy as a victimless crime, that's the main reason why I don't pirate games. TV-shows is the only thing I pirate, but only because they make a ridiculous amount of money anyway, because of American ratings. You said so yourself, that you pirate music (sometimes), because the artists are ridiculously overpaid.

Admit it, on some level we agree.
User avatar #63 to #59 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
I said I don't mind music piracy. I also said I don't do it on moral grounds. Musicians make a hideous amount of money for much less work than that which goes into film/T.V.

Even then those films/shows don't make massive amounts of money in context to their industries. They make a lot, sure, but the more they make, the more money there is to go back into them and to inspire other works of a similar quality to be made by showing the demand. The money that make is more than just money, it is a barometer of what will/won't sell and how much money can be made from it. In that regard there are a lot of shows that make a TON of money for much lower production costs than BB and GoT. Because of that, studios are more likely to go for the low-brow approach.

By not paying for the media in any way it is not supporting it, piracy is making it harder for shows like that to be made.

However, again. I don't plan to get in anyone's way over it. What I do find interesting though is how vehemently you are attempting to defend your position against mine. It's actually an interesting insight to you as a person as you evidently have a great investment in your own morals, hence why you are so strongly justifying your actions even when I'm not really an aggressive force in this matter.

I don't intend to make anything of it but it is worth contemplating why you feel strongly enough to keep up this conversation under these conditions since you're a better person than you seem to believe I think you to be.
User avatar #67 to #63 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Forgive me, but when people go against my values, even in the slightest, I kind of get on the defensive.

In short, the only reason I pirate, is because I am extremely impatient, and because I think it's unfair that the world doesn't get to enjoy entertainment firsthand, like the Americans. From my point of view, the people who upload the files, are in some way patriots and freedom fighters. If I had to wait 1-2 years for a show to come out in the proper quality, then what's the point in watching the show at all, if you have to surrender to the rules of the MPAA? I believe in freedom of information, entertainment and everything else. And it's despicaple how the record companies, tv production companies etc. believe in how privileged Americans are. Entertainment is for everyone, not Americans exclusively.
User avatar #77 to #67 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
I agree. But piracy doesn't solve that problem. It simply shows the MPAA that people in your country are pirating their material so releasing it there would mean less people would be buying it, since they've already pirated it.

They're not patriots, they're criminals that provide a service that you want. Yes, it sucks major donkey bollocks that we're on the short end of the stick over here but y'know what? Say something about it. Maybe make a FJ content about it raising awareness. If it bothers you then go out there and make it known to people that this is a problem and you desperately want to see it solved.

It's how slavery, segregation, LGBT prejudice and a hell of a lot of other things were combatted. Sure, it's not as big a problem. It's not massively hurting peoples lives but sooner or later you run out of those massive problems. Injustice is still injustice, even if it's not as bad as other injustices.

So I still hold my views and whilst what I've said there is likely a difficult concept to swallow (especially as you've probably got other things to worry about) it is the right way to go about doing it. Even a FB content does more for your cause than piracy does.

I'm still not telling you to stop, just giving you things that you can think about in relation to your position.

(Hell, given how much euro-love is on this site I'd not be shocked if you got a lot of thumbs for a good content complaining about it.)

I personally intend to set out to fix my country's appaulingly broken democratic system but I can't do it from this platform. I need status, power, money and influence before I can change anything but believe me it is what I want to do with my life. Never let go of these injustices because there may be a time when your influence, however small, makes a difference.
User avatar #80 to #77 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
You are probably one of the wisest 19-year olds I have ever argued with.

I have the exact same view, on my values. I want to change the way the world thinks about certain things, some I know, some I haven't quite figured out yet, but I do know, that to really make a difference in the world, you have to have some sort of foothold somewhere in the world. Be it status, power, money etc.

I may not entirely agree with you, but god damn it, I respect you for staying true to your beliefs.
User avatar #85 to #80 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Wisdom's not really that hard to gather. Once you figure out the nature of mindfulness and respect you're set for life and you only get wiser.

Mindfulness is that appreciation for everything that you have, the observation of everything around you and the understanding of the nature of things. E.G: Have you ever considered just how ******* AMAZING it is that you and I are communicating over hundreds of miles via pressing little pieces of plastic that correspond to little squiggly lines that we apply meanings to? Squiggles we observe on a monitor where electrons are beamed at the screen to create an amazing array of different colours and shapes and all of which is powered by and the messages are transmitted via the same energy as exists in lighting?

The appreciation of the work other people put into their lives as well as the otherness of their lives. The simple beauty that is a home in which someone lives, each one astoundingly different to the next in both massive and minute details. The everyday artistry that comes when you see the right thing in the right place. Seeing sky-scrapers and understanding the blood, sweat and toil that went into every aspect of making it.

And the respect of the lives and works of others as you would want your own works to be respected.

Wisdom is as simple as that. When you grasp the amazing wonder that is this science-fiction made real world we live in and the astounding miracle that it even exists in the first place as well as the msyteries tied into that existence (after all, we are simply large groupings of atoms that have become self-aware and are now attempting to understand ourselves because we are made of the same things as the rest of the universe is.)

Also, it never hurts to learn. Learning more keeps your mind active. An active mind is a happy mine and a healthy one too, which will help to stave off mental degeneration and Alzheimer's in old age.

(Check out Crash Course:World History. We are an astonishing species.)
User avatar #87 to #85 - mauerman ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
Wow, just wow.
Wise doesn't even begin to cover it.

I am not accustomed to actually talk to people who have anything other in their lives than the immediate things they are doing.

And now I understand your point, about respecting the work that others do, the prework, and the amazing journey that is creating something.

I'd love to discuss other topics with you, because you are truly one of the most intelligent people I have met, yet. At least, based on our discussion here on FJ.

I must leave you now, but thanks for brightening my evening.
User avatar #89 to #87 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Also, that point you made about Star Trek. Whilst I prefer Star Wars, Star Trek has much more going for it thematically as well as being much more of a geek-haven than Wars is. Wars is escapist science-fantasy whilst Trek is based much more in theoretical science.

Also, you can't beat that "The future is bright because of the astounding marvels of technology." theme, nor the main characters being explorers first and warriors second. That's all too rare and it's refreshing to see it. I hope to see that make a return in the reboot movies at some point but given that we've pretty much jumped head-first into the Klingon wars I don't see much exploring happening on the big screen for a while.
#240 to #89 - mauerman ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
Good to see I got my point across.

I haven't seen everything yet, and I started from the beginning. I am at DS9 S3, and I'm lovin everything so far. From what I've heard from other Trekkies, the new movies are **** , IF you're a fan of the older Star Trek. E.G. William Shatner >>>>>>>>>>>>> Chris Pine. Damn I think he looks faggy.

This is the order I'm watching in.
User avatar #242 to #87 - snowshark (09/14/2013) [-]
I'm not actually a Trekkie and I do really like the movies. However I do appreciate the themes in the T.V. series far more than those present in the movies as do I appreciate the subtlety.

I never liked the original series or Voyager. The cast just didn't have anyone that spoke to my sensibilities. Deep Space 9 was a good look into the universe of Star Trek as well as the dangers therein and Next Generation is the series that most combines the themes of exploration and peace with a more serious, less hammy tone and I feel the whole series was more mature than the original one (well, except for the opening few episodes.)

I don't consider myself a Trekkie since I'll not be compelled to watch it when its on nor do I really ever geek out over it, but I appreciate the universe and the idea that science isn't the enemy. That humans aren't the worst species imaginable and that we have more good in us than ill. I genuinely wish that concept was broached more in Science fiction but I'm happy enough with what we get.
User avatar #243 to #242 - mauerman ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
That's what I love the most about Star Trek. That science and exploration is the driving force in their lives, just as it was in Europe just before we became Christians.

I love the Original Series, because it gives a great insight into what the years leading up to the moon landing were like, in the sci-fi world. For me, it signifies the birth of modern sci-fi. And the Original Series is great, because Kirk, Spock and McCoy were just.. bros.. who were exploring and getting **** done, in interstellar space.

DS9 is great also, because it goes deeper in to the mechanics of Star Trek, the story of Bajor, Cardassia and life on a space station.

And Next-Gen is just.. You said it pretty well yourself ;)

I'm watching DS9 right now
User avatar #88 to #87 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
No problem. If you feel you want to talk or you'd like some advice/suggestions on what to watch, I'm rarely far from my computer.

Hell if I'm not on stage I'm here writing my book.
User avatar #244 to #87 - snowshark (09/14/2013) [-]
Personally the beginning of modern Sci-Fi is Dr. Who for me. It's the same concept as Star Trek only on a smaller budget. A bunch of friends exploring the universe and solving problems. Only it takes it a step further and puts it into the context of space and time.

However Star Trek did it better. Dr. Who has rarely tried to do anything overly different nor to establish continuous themes, characters and places in the universe and it also doesn't have the same moral weight. Whilst Who is finally getting to that point under the helm of Steven Moffat it's still not as close to being as good as it can be as Next Generation was to Star Trek.

And you're right about TOS being a good reflection of the times, it's just that it holds more value as a history lesson than as a narrative construct compared to TNG.

And what's all this about Christianity? I am personally quite offended by this hatred that is justified at christianity as a whole both in the past and in the present. I'm an atheist but I acknowledge the amount of goodness that came from christianity and religion in general.

It wasn't fantastic by any means and led to a lot of bad things happening but that was more the fault of the people (as is the same today) than christianity. A great lot of good came out of it too and people conveniently forget just how many great scientists were inspired into science through their love of their god(s).

Dimitri Mendeleev (the guy who invented the periodic table of elements as we know it today) was an incredibly devout christian and a brilliant scientist.

Truth is that christianity is an abstract concept and it was the people who used it for hatred/brilliance that are the ones who changed history.
#36 to #19 - lolollo (09/13/2013) [-]
Please PLEASE explain this to my friends.

"Hey, let's all go see *movie*!"

"I don't wanna."
"Already seen it."
"*significant other* doesn't want "

Each of them:
"Why don't you just go see it by yourself?"
User avatar #38 to #36 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Because movies are fantastic entertainment. Being with other people makes it better but seeing it alone is much better than seeing it with people who don't love film and miles better than not seeing it at all.
User avatar #39 to #38 - lolollo (09/13/2013) [-]
My friends typically love film, and it's always a blast to see movies with them...when they actually go.

But no, you've seriously never gotten weird looks from people from being there alone? Or maybe you're just oblivious to it...

There's DEFINITELY a stigma.
User avatar #49 to #39 - snowshark (09/13/2013) [-]
Well I'm in the UK so maybe this is a cultural thing. It shouldn't be but people are stupid like that.
#86 to #19 - sphinxe (09/13/2013) [-]
Lonely people.
Lonely people.
User avatar #125 to #19 - hawaiianhappysauce (09/13/2013) [-]
I actually watch movies by myself about half the time. I don't really see the difference between seeing the movie with others and seeing it myself.
User avatar #140 to #19 - kristovsky (09/13/2013) [-]
i don't see the problem with going to the movies alone. I'm there to see a ******* film, sometimes i just want to enjoy the film and not have someone trying to constantly break my attention every time something happens.
User avatar #151 - queenjester (09/14/2013) [-]
This is actually incredibly accurate
User avatar #172 - popkornking ONLINE (09/14/2013) [-]
I like how both sides have their ups and downs, unlike post similar posts just saying how much it sucks to be in a relationship and how awesome being single is
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