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[17 Sep 2009|07:22pm]

Hi there! I joined today and just wanted to say hello. I hope to take part in many interesting discussions! :)
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Establishing jargon for "Something More" [13 Jul 2008|06:07pm]

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Just a note.  From now on, we will refer to the myriad of fantastical creatures as "Otherkin." It helps us avoid the wordiness of calling them fantastical or magical creatures, or listing two to three of said creatures.  So the magic word is...


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Re: New [13 Jul 2008|05:53pm]


Hihi Doshi ^^ May I call you Doshi? :o

Thanks for joining and for posting.  I hope you'll have lots of fun here and take part in lots of interesting discussions.

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Re: New [13 Jul 2008|11:55am]

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Welcome, katanadoshi! We're all fresh meat here. We haven't been left out of the fridge longer than a day, I promise.

Glad to have you aboard. :)

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New [13 Jul 2008|08:17am]

Greetings, Salutations and Hello. I suppose I'm what you might call 'the new meat' in this community and I just wanted to introduce myself.
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Re: [Topic #1] Don't Mind the Man Behind The Curtain: Research Groups [12 Jul 2008|07:50pm]

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Given my involvement in the academic community, that is, 3.4 years for the Bachelor's degree, and on track to a PhD in Computer Science, I can very readily understand the distrust one can feel towards the research community. After all, it is made up of humans. Humans can either obsess to reach some kind of completion, disregarding harm done on the way their (the ends justify the means), or they are haphazard about their work, neglecting, therefore doing a dis-service to their subject area. Those that conceal their results and findings are most often those that have not yet completed their research. Rather than risk letting others publish on what they've labored on, they will take their work to the very end before even muttering about it.

Ah, and research councils and groups! I am a part of one such entity. We're encouraged to look for places to publish. But let me stray no further.

On a different train, let us call the scientist the progenitor of our imaginations. What they strive to make reality is that which we couldn't imagine a decade before. Their motivations and intentions are various.

The scientists of today base their findings on hard numbers, the ability to recreate experiments, and previous results. From this, they are able to create. But who is to say that the witchdoctors, sorcerers, alchemists, and necromancers of days gone were not scientists?

Their labors may have produced what we today look upon as only popular fiction. Zombies, talking familiars (dogs, cats, etc.), vampires, human-animal hybrids (harpies, lizard men), and so forth.

I state this all in opinion, so that your own thoughts may be moved to speak on the matter. :)

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[Topic #1] Don't Mind the Man Behind the Curtain [10 Jul 2008|09:33am]

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No replies and only one new member whom I invited to the group...Yikes TT.TT; Not too encouraging, but I guess I'll put this up anyway.

So, the first topic I'd like to put out there for discussion is scientists and their role as far as fantastical creatures are concerned.  It was a conversation I had with my friend about a year back that led me to question their intentions.  I wrote a blog about it on MySpace which explains my thoughts best, so I'll post the relevant excerpts here.

Yin says that if [vampires, faeries, etc.] do exist, maybe it's better that we not see them, for their safety as well as our own...It is assumed that if a scientist were ever to get his hands on one of these fantastical creatures he'd want to pick it apart, dissect it, analyze it, wring everything from it that he possibly could.  I firmly believe in the creatures' existences and it suddenly occurred to me: what if scientists are there not to discover, but rather to conceal?...I think that they're somewhere out there.  And certain people are put in place to keep them hidden.

Now, you have two possible methods of replying.  One would be through a comment, of course.  But if you'd like to reply via an entry of your own, that's fine.  Just please type out the topic number and title in italics at the very top of your entry.

And if you'd like to start a topic of your own, by all means go ahead.  It'd be fun to have more than one discussion going at once.  Just be sure to give your entry a number and title, as I have done with mine.

If anybody's out there, say something~! ^^;
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Welcome [09 Jul 2008|11:17am]

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Hello everyone.  My name is Sakura and I am the maintainer of this community "Something More..." I spent a good while browsing through the many communities on LJ, hoping to find one that at least resembled what I was looking to discuss.  I found nothing.  So I figured, "why not make one of my own?"

And here I am now.  But you may be wondering what this community is about.  Here's a basic idea:

"This is basically a community where we can openly talk about anything and everything fantastical.  But there's a catch.  We wouldn't be discussing these things in terms of fiction...but rather observe them as tentative reality.

Because honestly, no one can say without a shadow of a doubt that something does not exist.  Our knowledge of this vast universe is so infinitesimally small that, in the end, even our brightest minds know next to nothing.

Dissenters and skeptics are welcome to the discussions as well, with only one condition: keep it civil.  Everyone is free to believe what they want to believe.  So anyone looking to troll the community shouldn't waste their time here, as it will not be tolerated.

And that's the gist of it.  So speak freely; you're among friends."

I'll be posting a discussion topic sometime today, hopefully I will have piqued at least a couple of people's interest by then.  Thanks for reading.

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