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Old 01-02-2011, 04:12 AM   #61 (permalink)
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You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Official messages from Omegle will not be sent with the label 'Stranger:'. Strangers claiming to represent Omegle are lying.
You: I love you
You: Nice headphones too
Stranger: jag älskar dig också
Stranger: (:
Stranger: I love you too.
You: Was that what you said in that funny language there?
Stranger: It is
You: That's awesome
Stranger: Tell me about you
You: Well, I'm a black screen ghost spreading love amongst the world of Omegle
Stranger: I like all colors
You: Same here
You: Colors are awesome
Stranger: **** yeeeeeh
Stranger: RED
Stranger: Orange and white!
You: Even the lack of them (black), because it still has aesthetic value
You: Woooaaaaahhhh
You: Is that an orange man sitting on a toilet?
Stranger: Holding tape and a pencil!
You: That's pretty cool
You: So what's that say on your shirt?
You: I like it on top
You: Oh mountains
You: I've never climbed moutanins before, being a black screen and all
You: In fact, I've never experienced exposure to sunlight and oxygen either
Stranger: Sad life
You: What's it like?
Stranger: You don't need to know, baby. For you have obviously felt love.
Stranger: And that is all that you need to feel.
You: Awwww that's cute
You: You winked at me
Stranger: I like to wink
You: I haven't winked in a long, long time
You: Being a black screen and all
Stranger: Only during power surges, yeah? :/
You: Hell yeah
You: I love power surges
Stranger: So, who is the man or woman behind this black screen?
You: Well, in my past human life, I was an 18 year old male
Stranger: What happened? :'(
You: Then, according to black screen scripture, I was re-born, destined to live a life of spreading love as a black screen on this chat site.
You: I was re-born.
Stranger: Will we all be re-born as you have?
You: I don't know
You: All I know is how to spread love
Stranger: Like I said. T'is all you need.
You: True that,
You: *tips hat*
You: So, what's up in your life?
Stranger: Searching for love in organic beings :/
You: Yeah, I used to do that as a human
Stranger: It's not easy.
You: It sure ain't.
Stranger: Just got done with a break up :/
You: : (
You: Sorry about that man
Stranger: C'est la vie.
You: What's that mean?
Stranger: French for: That's life.
You: Ahh, I see.
You: Us black screens can only speak English right now
You: Other languages come in the next patch.
Stranger: Has there ever been a nude patch?
You: I don't know, I would assume if the market demands it, it would be released.
You: But probably as DLC, so they can make more money.
You: The whole black screen thing has become pretty commercialized over the last few years
You: Sigh... I still try to do my job though.
Stranger: It's no longer about the experience anymore.
Stranger: Just all about money.
You: Yeah, unfortunately.
Stranger: We all just get caught in the rat race sometimes I guess.
You: Yeah, when the excessive desire for money and material goods actually inhibbits true happiness and self-actualization.
Stranger: I mean if money helps make you happy, go for it. But I don't think people realize that money ALONE won't make them happy.
You: Money doesn't make life happy, it makes life easier.
You: But having an easy life isn't always happy
You: Without purpose or meaning, it's pointless
You: And it's the challenges and the endless search for truth in the world
You: That really makes life grand
Stranger: The achievement of life, to me, can only be reached by completing ones goals.
You: That's cool then. Pursue things how you wish.
You: Everybody has different aspirations.
Stranger: Exactly. Not everything will make the same people happy.
You: Although I think the basic, core psychological and phsyical needs are the same for all people
You: But it's the path they take to get to meet those needs that differs.
Stranger: Very interesting point.
You: Congratulations
You: You have gone the longest without rejecting the black screen.
You: Setting a new record
Stranger: That's a prize in itself
You: Yeah brah
You: Most people just disconnect after I declare my love for them, I don't know why
You: It's almost like they are scared of love
Stranger: It's sad. Isn't it?
You: Or just wanted to have cam sex, instead of love.
Stranger: I prefer cam love.
You: Hell yeah, that's the real ****
Stranger: We should all just love love.
You: Yeah, that would be rad
You: Although there are tons of social and biological obstacles for our species to achieve something like that. Many think it's impossible. But that's the absurdity of it I guess, because most of us keep trying.
You: Although most of us get distraction by things like, money, pretty often as well.
Stranger: World peace may not be reachable. But we could all do our best to love more than we hate.
You: There will always be conflict, because that is part of the nature of the world. If everything was all good all of the time, life would be boring.
Stranger: Would have nothing to look forward too, you're right.
You: There's this Alan Watts quote
You: Here we are
You: "Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream that you wanted to dream, and that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of dreams, or any length of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fufill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could concieve. And after several nights, of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say "Well, that was pretty great. But now let's have a surprise. Let's have a dream which isn't under control. Where something is gonna happen to me that I don't know what it's gonna be." And you would dig that and come out of that and say "Wow, that was a close shave, wasn't it?". And then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today"
You: It's also in this song
You: YouTube - Giraffes? Giraffes! - "I Am S/h(im)e[r] As You Am S/h(im)e[r]..." [Studio Version]
You: Good band
You: They threw his speech in the middle of the song, pretty fitting in my opinion. He has a nice voice.
Stranger: I must listen.
You: It's a pretty long song though, quite epic
Stranger: Well, mate. This has been enlightening. I hope you spread love like this to all of Omegle.
You: Thank you
Stranger: And now, I must bid you Adieu
You: Good bye then
You: Maybe we'll see each other gain
You: again*
Stranger: One could only hope.
Stranger: Goodbye, black screen.
You: Goodbye
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:11 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Damn cardboard didn't know you liked Watts.
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Yea - Watts was a product of his time for sure. Wise and contermplative as he was, he was still stuck in a certain time and place. In his case the place was in the body if a person with a talent for social skills and for earning money with his words and physical presence. It was also in mid-century America which is now so far away that Watts' gripes with the world seem practically ancient. In other words, the jolliness was pretty much expected by someone like him..and he was all but encouraged to completely forget about any real-life responsibilities. It's was a perfect scenario for him to become a functioning drunk with good connections and to live happily ever after.
How do you figure? His insight into the fundamentally Christian worldview of our supposedly post-Christian western world is still spot on.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #63 (permalink)
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How do you figure? His insight into the fundamentally Christian worldview of our supposedly post-Christian western world is still spot on.
I'm not talking about religious fundamentals. I'm talking about day to day reality which Watts claimed is the only thing that truly matters. Of course Watts formed a rational argument against Fundamental Christianity and obviously many others caught on at the same time and also many since.

The thing that seems outdated to me is Watts' mid-century behavior in relation to that of how someone with similar views today would be viewed by today's world society.

He was a Western intellectual living freely and drunkenly on the money of those who sorta worshiped him because he had a nice voice and appearance and they felt that he was saying something true (which he was).

Really all I mean is that Watts capitalized on the general concerns of his time and he happened to be relatively unique as a Westerner in the 1950s saying the things that he did. Today reality is different and I don't believe that he would have been able to live his lifestyle (i.e. however the **** he wanted) as easily today. I actually hope not.
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I'm not talking about religous fundamentals either, I just think his criticisms of western culture as having a fundamentally Christian worldview is as applicable to today as it was 50 years ago.
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