Be careful of what you pretend to be

AuthorTopic: Be careful of what you pretend to be
Warrior
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How many books by Vonnegut have you read?

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Warrior
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All of the true things I am about to tell you are horrible vicious lies.

He will be missed.

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Shaper
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I've only read some of his short stories. Great stuff. You can probably guess which one was my favorite.

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Warrior
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Harrison Bergeron?

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Apprentice
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quote:
Be careful of what you pretend to be...
...for what you pretend may turn out to be what you really are.

None.

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There was a wise owl who lived in an oak.
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Law Bringer
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Sirens of Titan and Breakfast of Champions. That's it, but both were pretty good. And just a little trippy.

Aw... I didn't know he died.

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Off With Their Heads
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So it goes.

C'mon, someone had to say it.

I saw Vonnegut on The Daily Show a year or so ago, and he was as biting as ever. He opened with a speech of sorts that made everyone wonder for a second where he was going, and then, after making us think that he might be starting to dodder in his old age, he zinged us all. It was beautiful.

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Warrior
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Kurt is up in heaven now.

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I think this is really wonderful.
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ceylon:

Harrison Bergeron?
I am the Emperor!

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Lifecrafter
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Betcha that half the people who voted in that poll were thinking "Who the hell?"

And I've just won a bet.

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Agent
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I bet you are wrong.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

I bet you are wrong.
Easy money. You should be ashamed of yourself for taking money from people like that.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Agent
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For some reason I'm not though. huh.

It's is a shame the Vonnegut had to go. He was (and still is) great.

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Shaper
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So many have read nothing by him. Enlighten yourselves. Go on, you commies, it's short.

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He's not really dead. He just ceased to exsist in time.
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Skip to My Lou
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

So many have read nothing by him. Enlighten yourselves. Go on, you commies, it's short.
It's interesting that you choose a story where the emperor is a mutant freak with more arrogance than cleverness and is literally shot down by the leaders of the current institution.

Why is this your favorite story?

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Warrior
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I don't think I would characterize Harrison as a mutant freak.

Further, I think you may have missed the point of the story.

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Warrior
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Sorry to double post. I should have been more thoughtful in my previous response. I do find it interesting that Emperor Tullegolar likes this story. It seems to subtlety conflict with previous opinions he has expressed in respect the Shapers in the Geneforge series.

As I remember, he was vehemently for the regulation that the Shapers deal out. The regulation of the Shapers seems to be at least somewhat similar to the regulation provided by the Handicapper General.

Admittedly, there is an argument that the creations in Geneforge are not “natural.” But what does “natural” really mean?

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quote:
Originally written by Ceylon:

I don't think I would characterize Harrison as a mutant freak.
Satire is always lost on its targets.

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Canned
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quote:
Betcha that half the people who voted in that poll were thinking "Who the hell?"
"Who the hell?" :P

But who is this guy?

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Shaper
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Harrison is totally a mutant freak. But he is a superior mutant freak. Sort of like Barzahl. And I'm not pro-Shapers, I'm just anti-Rebellion. I don't think shaping should be so regulated, but I do think creations should be kept under control. I'm a Tullegolite, and I think Harrison was, too.

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Agent
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Said apolegetically by Ceylon
quote:
Sorry to double post.
I forgive you, but you should of used the edit button.

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Lifecrafter
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Excalibur, check your email.

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