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Imperfect Genesis

November 13th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
In the beginning, the world was but a blank canvas, a fresh landscape for gods to shape as they saw fit.  After they added life and other final touches to their work, they decided to strip themselves of their power, join their creation as mortals, so that their emotions and imperfections do not allow them to destroy what they so cherished, perhaps as they once did in another time.  What they did not realize, however, was that the capacity for their destructive nature came not from their omnipotence but from their ability to reason.  Thus even without their power, the destruction they feared for their creation came to be nonetheless, only this time they would not remember it.
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Wanting Everything

October 6th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
You may feel like you want nothing from the world... but then you realize what you actually want is just unattainable.
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Growing Up

September 14th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Sometimes you wish you didn't have to grow up.  But you do want to grow up.  You just don't want to become a different person.
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Meaning of Effect

August 19th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Meaning is nothing without effect.
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Machine with No Confidence

August 18th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Work like a machine, yet have no confidence. What good is that?
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Left Unsaid

August 15th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
So many things left unsaid... so many things written but left unread.
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What If I Can't

August 7th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Waltz of Shadows

July 31st, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Waltz of Shadows by TommyUlysesGrant
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Longing

July 19th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Longing by Stargenx
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Head in the Clouds

July 18th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Some watch the clouds and say they're beautiful.
Others stick their heads in and can't see a thing.
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Speak For Yourself

July 5th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Stop saying 'we' and say 'I'.  Speak for yourself before you speak for others.
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The Love of Marion

June 15th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
The Love of Marion - by Bosa and Hania
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Greed and Evil

June 7th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Greed is not evil.  The evil are just often greedy.
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Dreams of Flight

June 6th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
I woke in my dream and was surprised I could fly.
I woke up this morning and wondered why I couldn't.
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Things to Watch

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #
Just things on the internet worth seeing over time if you haven't seen them already.  Some are old, some are new, ... Feel free to send me more links to add! Tongue
3D Projection Mapping - Using projectors to apply effects to real buildings and objects.  More with live people from Sila Svetta, Bot & Dolly's Box, Light Harvest's Immersive Surfaces (Manhattan Bridge)
The Box Man - A man and a box.  Inspired by Japanese author Kobe Abe.
Caldera...[More]
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State of Identity

May 28th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Gone are the days when one would try to learn from the successful. Now we have those who turn a blind eye to the solution, embrace their problems with pride, and become one with their failures.
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Fate's Astray

May 26th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
And even if we keep ourselves away... Fate comes down and leads us astray.
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Coal

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Thought without action.  Life without meaning.  A lump of coal without wheels.
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Pure of Heart

May 18th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Void

May 10th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Essays | #
     I fear boredom.  I don't know why.  It's just the way it is.  I should be happy that my two hardest classes are now over, but I instead feel empty.  I should look forward to a fun trip I've been planning this month, but I realize that once it passes (or even in the midst of it), there will be nothing but a void.

     I can't help feeling similar to Jonathan Shields in "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952).  It has haunted me ever since I watched it two years ago for a film class.  Of course, I will never betray anyone for any means, but like Shields, once a project or goal is finished, I don't feel satisfied at all.  Instead, I feel anguish and longing - like I have just lost purpose and have suddenly been reduced to nothing.  I can be anything and do anything, but once I stop, I sink away into the shadows.

     It is not as if I pursue a goal or task because I enjoy it either.  It...[More]
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