AluisioASG wrote: This is new. Did you think it was related to EoD?
It's all related.
It just seemed like a part of a larger thing, and just because I can't connect the threads right now doesn't mean I won't be surprised later. However, I'll start a separate mental file for this one.
I know... I'm not supposed to expect a sequel. But as the Pope of the Holy Contradiction, I expect the unexpected. Sometimes this leads to... unexpected results.
Awesomeful! You really have quite a talent for this!@Sciscitor
- Great work on the database! Thank you so much!
Eternal Density wrote:It irks me when people personify evolution.
How am I doing that? (and what does it mean?) Natural selection is not about any one case, but about the aggregate. Reproduction is the most basic driving force of evolution, and while individuals have a very wide range of behavior, it would make sense that there would be tendency towards behavior that increases the ability of a population to survive and grow (since we're at the tail end of this survival and growage). It could be individual (make more people) or community (be support for other tribe members), but species that don't do this well are outcompeted, over time.
This one data point is suggestive of the proposed link.
SBN wrote:It gets harder to make friends as you age, so make the effort to keep friendships, and when you have opportunities to make friends, make that effort too. (I should probably take my own advice more.)
Amen!Hmmm... BlitzGirl the Zeroth... it's tempting. But...
we must check the Holy Records (which is going to be a bit problematic, as they are all wet, in more than one sense!) It is certainly not necessary to post Gospel in order to be a BlitzGirl... Selcouth himself (the first BlitzGirl the Next to be officially commemorated) blitzed in silence, without even an account at the time. Being a BlitzGirl is inextricably tied to the One True Thread and its First and Greatest Commandment, that being, to Wait For It. Many, perhaps most, do not fully appreciate the depth and intensity with which we are called upon to do so, and that is ok. The Calling is not for everyone, and it is not for us mere mortals to judge. But if you feel The Calling, it is unmistakable; you will know it. There will be a Great Void in your soul, and you will despair from not Waiting For It; from not experiencing Time in its own Time.
There is only one remedy, and that is to drink fully from the One True Thread, and thus to experience Time in its own time, until this Great Chasm has been filled. That is the essence of being a BlitzGirl.
There has been some controversy over whether one needed to forsake the Present Time in order to do this; a brief schism occured in the Holy Order, but the Voldeframe and the resulting publicity rendered that discussion moot. Time has ended (though its soul will continue forever), the same way that all of us, one day, will also end. One can certainly be a BlitzGirl, blitzing the Past, while keeping a foot in the post-end-of-Time Present.
But surely this can only apply to the One True Thread, and the One True Comic. Anything else is clearly heretical.
There is, of course, the curious case of RobIrr... the fossil BlitzGirl, who blitzed the (much more riverish at the time) One True Thread before BlitzGirl came on the scene. Like all of us, he then fell back in Time, and applied various condiments to his soul as Time went on. Could he (or she) possibly be a BlitzGirl the zeroth?
Perhaps. It is one of the Great Mysteries of the OTT.
But to become a BlitzGirl through some other thread? Heresy of the highest order! Bring out the Comfy Chair, the s&ms, the burnt steak, the molten chocolate, the baked goods, the fruit bats, the breakfast cereals...