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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:07 am    Post subject: 2013-12-20: Triple Dog Dare Reply with quote


Who doesn't enjoy the holidays...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I guess the devil's new look is pretty much set.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so I guess the devil's new look is pretty much set.


Wait, where was this new look introduced?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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please give


no, please don't give to random bell-ringers

do some research before picking a charity to support

else you might end up giving to evil fuckwits like the Salvation Army or summat instead of people whose primary objective is actually to help
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What threat pose death, hell, and chains to the devil?

Something I never liked about A Christmas Carol was that the final thing that pushed Ebeneezer Scrooge to reform was the tombstone. Fear of death and Hell. He had other motivations to be sure, but that was the one that caused him to resolve to change, that was the one that was introduced last, and that was the one that Dickens stressed.

I feel like Scrooge's change of character would have felt more genuine had it been connected with something selfless- like the compassion Scrooge developed for Tiny Tim rather than the negative motivation of fear of... death, hell, and chains.

Still, good book.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, dem eyebrows, yo.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appreciate the triple dog dare joke.

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please give


no, please don't give to random bell-ringers

do some research before picking a charity to support

else you might end up giving to evil fuckwits like the Salvation Army or summat instead of people whose primary objective is actually to help


Well said.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Istancow wrote:
What threat pose death, hell, and chains to the devil?

Something I never liked about A Christmas Carol was that the final thing that pushed Ebeneezer Scrooge to reform was the tombstone. Fear of death and Hell. He had other motivations to be sure, but that was the one that caused him to resolve to change, that was the one that was introduced last, and that was the one that Dickens stressed.

I feel like Scrooge's change of character would have felt more genuine had it been connected with something selfless- like the compassion Scrooge developed for Tiny Tim rather than the negative motivation of fear of... death, hell, and chains.

Agreed, I really dislike anything when the thing that motivates change is the afterlife or becoming religious somehow. It doesn't seem terribly selfless, changing just so one doesn't get punished according to whatever religion they're referencing, instead of, y'know, realising what they were doing was wrong/selfish/harmful.

Istancow wrote:
Also, dem eyebrows, yo.

Cosigned.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PureFedora wrote:
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so I guess the devil's new look is pretty much set.


Wait, where was this new look introduced?


I feel like there was a sunday comic and another weekday comic that had the devil with a goatee and scary eyes.

I cannot for the life of me remember what comics these were.
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