Wow. This thread started boring and somehow, managing to defy all expectations once V.J. joined the fray, ended up even more so.
I don't know what to tell ya. I was trying to guide the topic onto Doppelganger style, but the fishes weren't biting. I'll try harder next time?
ShadowStorm wrote:Oh fuck off. Everything here always evolves into a flamewar in the end. So far reasoning, eh?
Close, but not quite. Everything always evolves into philosophy in the end. Which is why everyone loses interest. Philosophy is not fun to talk about.
It's actually an interesting study. Every subject will reduce to philosophy if you follow it deeply enough. But here, it's not even necessary. Somehow, the things I say provoke certain responses from people that then lead the argument straight into metaphysical jabbering, sometimes through the strangest of routes.
ends up with a crap load of people getting angry,
Why is that bad? There are plenty of movies that make people sad: Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, Dead Poets Society. (Confession Time: The ending of the Futurama episode The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings makes me tear up every time; it's not the best episode of the series on the jokes alone)
Leading to 5 million posts with bullshit.
No, bullshit is "best 20 minutes of my life" "fap fap fap" or "This is a video from the FUTURE".
enforcing (or at least try to enforce) their own opinion onto people
Hey, this reminds me. I had a teacher who enforced her opinion about Shakespeare on me. Changed my life. I should really thank her.
and then attack some more for no real reason,
Why did that guy climb Everest? Why does Kamiya keep making masterpieces? Why the HELL do people keep going on that Ninja Warrior show?
there is no actual purpose either, other than the attacker's lust for self-proclamation as a superior
The purpose, like EVERY contest, is to determine who is superior. At which point that person can rightfully declare their superiority.
This is also what i mean by "a normal conversation", as any other normal person out there would mean
In normal conversation, I don't pretend it's perfectly reasonable for someone to believe something insane. If someone tells me they like Johnny Depp, I challenge that opinion. And then one of three things happens. The most common result is that the person takes it in stride, defends their opinion, discussion ensues, and we both get to peek into eachother's movie-watching minds. Then there's my favorite result, when the person takes it in stride, challenges MY opinion, and the two of us share a few quips. It's got a wonderful masculine feeling, like the end of Rocky 3. The last and most annoying response is when the person in question utterly fails to take it in stride, and instead gets offended that I have the nerve to question their beliefs, like I spray-painted their dog or something. That last one is the response people like you have (pussies). It just so happens the majority of DMC3 fans are pussies. Make of that what you will.
Only in here you see such conversations and never in the real world.
No shit, Sherlock. People also don't randomly link to pictures of Patrick Stewart with a hand over his face "in the real world". Also phone conversations are different from conversations in person. Who would have guessed that different forms of communication would result in people communicating in different ways?! Not you, apparently.
you won't change one's opinion
God knows how many times I've said this by now, but here it goes again:
I'M NOT TRYING TO CHANGE THE OTHER PERSON'S OPINION.
That is not why people argue.
the term 'idiot', to which i surely know that you know the definition of, yet you refuse to use it accordingly
an utterly foolish or senseless person
I'm absolutely using the word idiot correctly. If you think that video in the first post is "godlike" or the "best 20 minutes of my life" then you are without doubt an utterly foolish or senseless person.
It's all fun and games accusing me of being arrogant and unreasoning, until you start spouting off about words you don't know the meaning of.