Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Find a penny pick it up...

Ever seen the deleted scenes in the movie Dogma? No? Well let me illuminate something you might have missed.

"Evil is an abstract! It's a human construct. But true to his irresponsible nature, Man won't own up to being the engineer of evil, so he blames his dark deeds on my ilk. But his selfishness is limitless, and it's not enough for him to shadow his own existence. He turned Hell into a suffering Pit - fire, wailing, darkness - the kind of place anyone would do anything to get out of. And why? Because he lacks the ability to forgive himself. It is beyond your abilities to simply make recompense for and regret the sins you commit. No - you choose rather to create a psychodrama and dwell in a foundless belief that God could never forgive your 'grievous offenses'. So you bring your guilt and inner-decay with you to Hell - where the horrid imaginations of so many gluttons-for-punishment give birth to the sickness that has infected the abyss since the first one of your kind arrived there, begging to be 'punished'. And in doing so, they've transformed the cold and solitude to pain and misery. I've spent eons privy to the flames, inhaling the decay, hearing the wail of the damned. I know what effect such horrors have on the delicate psyche of an angelic being. "

This very wordy monologue was delivered by Jason Lee's character about what Hell was and what humans changed it into. I always liked this little tirade because it's so very true. We can't have good without imposing some sort of bad on it.

A good example is the phrase "find a penny pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck". That was all well and good, but then some asshat had to come along and add the heads or tails rule. We couldn't just leave well enuff alone and have ANYONE who finds a penny feel good about it. Now we have to worry about it facing the right side up.

In the second Matrix film, they briefly allude to the fact that we, as a race, could not accept a perfect world, and therefore caused problems. This concept runs RAMPANT thru the hallowed halls of the magic community. The phrase, "you can't please everybody" rings true on magic message boards across the globe.

Why can't we just give unbiased advice and constructive criticisms I ask you? Well because we don't live on the big rock candy mountain that's why. People are people so why should it be... sorry almost slipped into a goth song there. We just can't help but bitch and be heard because we're all damaged goods in one way or another.

Why do I even bring this up? To let those of you out there know that just because a few people might not like your demo video or ace assembly or claim your pass isn't "Good" doesn't mean you should let them get to you. Ignore the bastards who have no problem casting the first stones and instead revel in the best revenge to naysayers everywhere.... and just succeed.

They really hates that shit.


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