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    Default Mind expanding media (games, tv shows, books, movies)

    Please include an excerpt that exhibits the potential for expansion in your post.

    Xenogears



    Xenogears was inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, however Xenogears is more refined than Evangeleon in terms of message and discourse. Evangelion offers philosophical premises that may or may not be true, while Xenogears aims specifically for a balanced (and perhaps more relevant) accounting.

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    ok thanks for the comedy relief Absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    ok thanks for the comedy relief Absurd.
    Well I still think it is very potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    Well I still think it is very potential.
    How will mindless conflict expand the mind? Besides, why the hell are the power rangers taking on Freddy?
    Last edited by tcaudilllg; 04-16-2011 at 10:04 PM.

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    He's obviously the father of all the gray putty men they keep having to tear through.
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    Movie: Into the wild

    Book: The Stranger by Albert Camus, some Franz Kafka books

    Anime: Kino's journey

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    I like Xenogears. I just had some of the music stuck in my head earlier today.

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    The whole album lateralus by tool is constructed using fibonacci sequences arranged in a tiered pattern. The album is basically a big fractal. It's an impressive demonstration of what metaphysics can produce artistically. I think the future of art, and especially music lies in the deep uses of metaphysics. Besides that the lyricist for the band is very philosophically oriented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quaris View Post
    Movie: Into the wild

    Book: The Stranger by Albert Camus, some Franz Kafka books

    Anime: Kino's journey
    Jesus, Kafka is scary. The very notion that people could act that way towards their own family is atrocious. Sadly I've seen it for myself: years ago a guy not very different from the protagonist of Metamorphosis, who worked for RPGamer, killed himself after unrelenting pressure from his douche-bag father. What was truly pathetic was the father's whining after the fact on the RPGamer forums. Only too late he learns of the positive impact his son is having in his posts on RPGamer.

    One of the things I like about Xenogears is that the antagonists are not really the "bad guys" but driving motives to which the bad guys are literally captive. It's nature which is fought in Xenogears, not human actors per se. I can sympathize with that, that nature is itself deadly and perhaps, mankind's biggest problem, whether its the nature of the world or the spectrum of human natures itself (a la personality relations). It is nature that is evil, not people, the nature created by intransigent motivations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazedratsshadow View Post
    YouTube - Tool - Parabola
    The whole album lateralus by tool is constructed using fibonacci sequences arranged in a tiered pattern. The album is basically a big fractal. It's an impressive demonstration of what metaphysics can produce artistically. I think the future of art, and especially music lies in the deep uses of metaphysics. Besides that the lyricist for the band is very philosophically oriented.
    here's some of the Fibonacci sequence in the lyrical phrasing of Lateralus (based on syllables) - the words start at 1:38:



    1 - black
    1 - then
    2 - white are
    3 - all I see
    5 - in my infancy
    8 - red and yellow then came to be
    5 - reaching out to me
    3 - lets me see
    13 - as below, so above and beyond, I imagine
    8 - drawn beyond the lines of reason
    5 - push the envelope
    3 - watch it bend

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