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The things I say definitely won't live up to the username. I'm just a normal person on the Internet.

Currently studying Digital Media Design, but also aspiring to be the greatest rapper / writer / film-director / comedian / musician / animator / member-of-the-Wu-Tang-Clan / philosopher / chef the world has ever seen. If that doesn't work out, I would at least like to gain more followers on Twitter or Instagram or Tumblr.


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Descartes  ·  2718 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Are Things You Thought You'd Absolutely Never Change Your Opinion About?

A lot of my friends blame me for getting them into rap, as if it's a bad thing.

"Thanks to you my family now thinks I've been possessed with the ghost of a large black man."

Descartes  ·  2720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are you doing with your life?

For most of my life I've been very lazy and unmotivated, but as I'm coming towards the end of my time at university I've been hit with the weight and the sudden realization that things may not always work out in the end. A lot of things have changed recently: my parents have been struggling with a few things(bad), I'm in a good relationship now (good) and I'm soon to be living independently (good and bad). These things have made me realize how lucky I am to be where I am, so I'm trying to get a job and properly get my ass on track.

Descartes  ·  2720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's The Story Behind Your Username?

In year 11 and 12 I was in a small philosophy class. I was the best student in the class, but also the most argumentative, so everyone else would call me the names of the different philosophers. My year 12 jumper had 'Socrates' on it.

Descartes  ·  2832 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is/are the most complicated emotion(s) you have ever experienced?

Ahaha, yes, I think the fact that you responded to the question with beautiful sentimentality and nostalgia, while I responded with masturbation and porn is a good example of the complexity of human emotions.

Descartes  ·  2832 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is/are the most complicated emotion(s) you have ever experienced?

I love this. It doesn't happen often with things like smells, but when it does, it's amazing. I'll always love the feeling of walking into my parent's house and smelling mum's cooking after I've been away for a long time. It's amazing how the brain holds onto that sort of association.

Descartes  ·  2832 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is/are the most complicated emotion(s) you have ever experienced?

That was an interesting read. The first thing that came to my mind is a little weird. I don't know how often this happens to other people, but sometimes when I having my personal porn time, I continue pushing deeper into scarier and darker places of the Internet. I don't know if this is lust or curiosity, but it has landed me in some completely detached and somber places.

Then after I'm done. I'm just sitting there completely sober, with a weird sense of satisfaction, but also disgust, confusion and bewilderment. Louis CK kind of explains what I mean.

It's not exactly a complicated part of life, but sexual lust and impulse can get really confusing.

Descartes  ·  2832 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paxman vs Russell Brand - full interview [11mins]

I've always been a fan of Brand. Even in his ridiculous hair days. He acknowledges that he's got a bit of an ego problem and loves attention, but he truly is an intelligent and kind person. His autobiographies are also worth reading.

Descartes  ·  2835 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tim Minchin Occasional Address

This video pretty much sums up why I love Minchin and everything he does: he's funny, intelligent, self aware and genuine. I also discovered him just as I was getting into the stage where I was starting to question religion and some other things in my adolescent life, so he's always been really influential to me.

Descartes  ·  2836 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse Days : The Two-Way : NPR

Thanks for the shout-out Green. I'm nowhere near the fires but I've been close to them before and it's not at all pleasant. The upcoming Summer is going to be rough.

Descartes  ·  2843 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What music brings out your primal side?

As a drummer, anything that hits hard and has a lot of fills (although admittedly I'm not a huge metal fan, but I do appreciate and respect the genre). I can't help air-drumming, hitting something or waving my arms around like a mad man if it has a heavy beat. Especially if Dave Grohl is drumming. I mean, you can just hear Dave's aggression on Monkey Wrench. And Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters is just an animal.

Descartes  ·  2844 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Am I supposed to be able to do this?

Well, we're a pretty small community haha, but thenewgreen has been here way longer than I have. You and I have been here the same amount of time, and you probably have a life where you actually have things to do, whereas I sit at my computer all day and look at Hubski, Reddit and porn.

Descartes  ·  2844 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite quote? Why does it mean so much to you?

"This too shall pass."

True and simple. When I'm happy, it reminds me not to take anything for granted because circumstances can and will change. When I'm sad, it reminds me that no matter what dire straits I'm in, the circumstances can and will change.

Descartes  ·  2847 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: P3

I love music and I definitely love listening to video game music, but for me it's mostly from the association with the video game, not because I find it better than non-VGM. For example, any of the songs from the GTA: San Andreas radio stations will always send me back to Grove Street and it feels really great.

Although a stand-alone VGM track that I really love is You Are Not Alone from Final Fantasy IX. That song is just pure badass. I can't even describe what I feel when that guitar kicks in.

Descartes  ·  2847 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Philosophy Discussion Thread - Descartes, "Cogito Ergo Sum" & Solipsism.

You're definitely not wrong, but I do believe there is a lot to be gained from philosophy, especially since we know that we won't actually answer any of the questions that we ask in philosophy. For example, once I began studying philosophy, I definitely found myself more curious and open to other ideas and perspectives. Although this may be because I'm still very young and lots of things are new to me.

So do you think your attitude towards philosophy is caused by your "engineer perspective"? Because as I explained earlier, I've observed a small correlation between engineering students and an attitude that is reluctant to accept philosophy as constructive haha.

Descartes  ·  2848 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Am I supposed to be able to do this?

Oh cool. Just thought I'd ask. What's funny is that I actually used your username when I was testing it out, so I've already seen your feed haha.

A random button would be cool. I never really used the one on Reddit or anything, but I know a lot of people do.

Descartes  ·  2848 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writers of Hubski: Write a captivating first line...

Never really tried to write a novel before but I have written screenplays and scripts, so fuck it, let's try some out:

1. The only person to speak on the entire drive home was the reporter on the radio, who was manically describing what they had just done.

2. Matthew was born on the 3rd of November 1993 and he died exactly 25 years later, at the same time and the same place.

3. The breeze was cool and refreshing, but it carried with it the smell of a hundred corpses.

Descartes  ·  2848 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Text free browsing

This is really stupid. Added to Chrome.