[2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

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[2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Quintushalls » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Link: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 2363#comic

Did he basically just copy the plot to Equilibrium?




Also, I have to say I am not a huge fan of these type of comics. They seem to repeat themselves using different situations each time. I need more dick jokes!
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Guh » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:33 pm

can someone please tell zach that wordiness is not cleverness? it's like digging through a novel to get to one mediocre joke
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Lethal Interjection » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:19 pm

Equilibrium banned emotion in totality, if I recall.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Edminster » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:13 pm

Lethal Interjection wrote:Equilibrium banned emotion in totality, if I recall.

Taye Diggs smiled all through that damn movie, he seemed pretty happy to me.

But yeah, I've been saying for a long-ass time that the long comics are terrible.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Lethal Interjection » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:54 pm

Edminster wrote:
Lethal Interjection wrote:Equilibrium banned emotion in totality, if I recall.

Taye Diggs smiled all through that damn movie, he seemed pretty happy to me.


This was probably my least favourite thing about the movie.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby grin2b » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:10 pm

You're fucking stupid. This comic was genius. Positivity is the opiate of charisma and social dominance, in a society where power comes from admiration. Admiration in turn comes from social learning through emotional contagion: We imitate those who seem to live well. Or, put differently: We follow the leader. Positivity, then, is a way to artificially generate leadership. Given that we live in a society where positivity/charisma dominates our lives, we will see it as a virtue, in the same way that a patriarchal society promotes patriarchal religion as an opiate of the masses: It alleviates our cognitive dissonance, and enhances our social potency. When a trait/behavior is seen as virtuous, and when society is seen as authoritarian, and when we cannot stomach to question social arbitrariness, we will drive social arbitrariness to its extremes, usually through state violence. The most modern example of this is the War on Drugs, but statist crusades of virtue have been overwhelmingly common in Western history. This comic is about sociopolitical pollution.

If you're looking for a reading list, try Bandura, Decety and Marx/Festinger.

Honestly, if I had any criticism of this comic, it would be that emotional regulation is not limited to positivity: But that would bring us into the realm of Debord or something.

OH YEAH: Wikipedia has this wonderful gem in its article for Equilibrium...

In a slightly more emotional statement during a Sci Fi Dimentions interview, Wimmer implied that he values fan reaction above critical reception: 'Why would I make a movie for someone I wouldn't want to hang out with? Have you ever met a critic who you wanted to party with? I haven't.'
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Lethal Interjection » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:15 pm

I don't like you.

Maybe it's because you think that this comic is cause for a thesis or something.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:42 pm

Are you allowed to start theses like that?
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Edminster » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:47 pm

I feel entirely responsible for that mess of idiocy posited by grin for encouraging him (or it, i'm no genderist) to post.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Eisbreaker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:31 pm

Let's hope Gavin doesn't stumble into this topic...
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:22 am

grin2b wrote:You're fucking stupid. This comic was genius. Positivity is the opiate of charisma and social dominance, in a society where power comes from admiration. Admiration in turn comes from social learning through emotional contagion: We imitate those who seem to live well. Or, put differently: We follow the leader. Positivity, then, is a way to artificially generate leadership. Given that we live in a society where positivity/charisma dominates our lives, we will see it as a virtue, in the same way that a patriarchal society promotes patriarchal religion as an opiate of the masses: It alleviates our cognitive dissonance, and enhances our social potency. When a trait/behavior is seen as virtuous, and when society is seen as authoritarian, and when we cannot stomach to question social arbitrariness, we will drive social arbitrariness to its extremes, usually through state violence. The most modern example of this is the War on Drugs, but statist crusades of virtue have been overwhelmingly common in Western history. This comic is about sociopolitical pollution.

If you're looking for a reading list, try Bandura, Decety and Marx/Festinger.

Honestly, if I had any criticism of this comic, it would be that emotional regulation is not limited to positivity: But that would bring us into the realm of Debord or something.

OH YEAH: Wikipedia has this wonderful gem in its article for Equilibrium...

In a slightly more emotional statement during a Sci Fi Dimentions interview, Wimmer implied that he values fan reaction above critical reception: 'Why would I make a movie for someone I wouldn't want to hang out with? Have you ever met a critic who you wanted to party with? I haven't.'

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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:31 am

Is Grin2b suggesting that Zach should do a Twisp and Catsby?
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Quintushalls » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:31 am

grin2b wrote:You're fucking stupid. This comic was genius. Positivity is the opiate of charisma and social dominance...tl;dr


While I disagree with what you say (I think?), I will fight to the death for your right to say it! I, for one, welcome your long, thought-out posts that I will never read.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby Edminster » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:43 am

Quintushalls wrote:thought-out


why are you referencing something that did not happen and also misquoting Evelyn Hall.
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Re: [2011-Sep-09] Equilibrium

Postby ijustneedtopostonething » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:12 am

Slightly off-topic:

I can't get the comic or the menu to load on the smbc-comics.com site using any of my web browsers. Comics via RSS load perfectly, but images on the site won't load except for the ads and the blog blurbs. I have screenshots from Firefox, Safari and Chrome that show the same thing.

Am I the only one?
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