Steamed about reality

Friday 3 September 2010, 11.30pm HKT

Dialogue about steampunk and alternate-reality lifestyles:

“I’ll tell you who builds authentic, usable, marketable objects from a time period that never existed … the Japanese. The same people who invent time periods that never existed! I swear … it’s like their entire culture is based on anime and fantasies about magic and everybody being able to fly, etc., etc. Cool [to] watch. Lame culture.”

“Personally, I think their culture rules. Real history blows. It’s nothing but an endless string of wars and conquests and disasters and plagues. But invented history …”

“Holy f*cking mindgasms! That watch is f*cking AWESOME! Oh … and by the by, since reality is just tapped up free reality, any alternate reality that, if pursued further, untaps y0ur mind (like steampunk or what-have-you), then it seems to be just as worthy as any other reality for [alternate reality] further spurs the creation of true reality, all in a feeble attempt to realise the true awesomeness of reality, which is god.”

“Subculture shouldn’t be sneered at just because you aren’t a part of it. Alternate reality is just another method of escape, like sports, parties or porn. It’s just less socially accepted by people like you. Nobody should be so petty that somebody in welder’s goggles with a cool homemade watch ruins their day. Jekyll, that’s exactly the kind of articulation that hurts your case instead of helping it.”

3 Responses to “Steamed about reality”

  1. Who actually said the last quote? It’s thought-provoking.


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