Extending an olive branch

Vaèscent
Solian
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Joined: September 4th, 2005, 1:36 am

June 10th, 2018, 6:34 am #1

Yes, yes, thank you. Please calm down. No, I haven’t come back to start a fight. I’m here in the spirit of the peace and reconciliation, and to introduce myself as a quasi-new member.

Where to start? I’ve, for a the lack of a better statement, been an indignant thorn on the Temple’s side for much of my Kradenette career. It’s complicated and it’s why I haven’t been around for the past year and a half. I wasn’t sure when or if I’d ever return, but I have for selfish reasons, in that I don’t want to be remembered in purely antagonistic terms. Although we may continue to disagree, my hope is to foster an air of mutual understanding. Acknowledging differences and understanding where each of us are coming from—our “positionalities” in sociological terms—, is, in my view even more important than agreement. Positionality, the practice of delineating our position (i.e. race, class, gender, age, education, location, and other dimensions of our social identity) in relation to a context, is something we constantly address in my graduate program and what I hope to be open about here.

Speaking of graduate school, I’m an aspiring scholar. I focus on seemingly unrelated topics, from environmental justice movements and watershed ecology to Asian American history and South Asian cultural geography. I’m currently pursing my masters thesis research on opposition to the damming of the transboundary Ganges River of Bangladesh and India and how it may be influenced by debates on legal personhood of rivers. It’s an exciting new chapter of my life as I’m being able to bridge the tender, warm, familial sentiments that characterize my South Asian identity with the intellectual rigor and professionalism of my American identity in such a meaningful and impactful way. I’ve struggled to reconcile the two for most my life, so my family’s as hyped as I am. I hope to continue this work in a doctoral program.

What else? I like reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, but they tend to be on aforementioned subjects since those own my life. My main source of non-academic pleasure is probably watching anime, although knowing me, I find ways to relate themes to radical pedagogies and world peace. I’m currently watching Fairy Tail and the clash of magic guilds and their ideologies of family and society reminds of the inter-clan conflict here awhile back and the inter-state conflict, social-ecological views, and activist responses I’m exploring in my masters thesis. Its folk metal soundtrack makes it all the more enjoyable. Mystical folk, whether it's based on Asian, American, or European traditions, is probably my favorite type of music. Bengali Baul songs are the best.

Speaking of Bengali, I’m currently learning how to read and write in it. It’s the seventh most spoken language in the world due to the incredibly high population density of its native region of Bengal (Bangladesh and neighboring West Bengal, India), the area where my family and field research is based. There are more Bengali speakers then there are Russian, German, and Japanese speakers, but it’s rarely taught outside Bengal given that there’s relatively little demand for it. Not that it's necessary for me to be literate (English is used in most business and academic circles, thank you British Raj?), but I want to since there’s so much art and culture that I don’t have access to as a result. And more than anything, it's my mother tongue, the prism that has shaped the first notions of the world to me as a child. Many words and concepts I initially learned via my Bengali speaking household. We were the only ones in town, so there wasn’t a demand here to be schooled in the written language. I was so jealous when I found out that Vancouver offers Punjabi language immersion programs in their schools.

Am I missing something? Oh yeah. I’m a closet advocate of Kraden’s scholarship. Have been so for years, but unfortunately, he’s not too credible in academic spheres outside the Golden Sun fanbase. :thinkkraden:

*carves a 'V' for Vaescent into a flyer and uses a :rose: to stab it onto a surface*

(Do olive branches grow in the Temple? I think this is close enough. :rose: )
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"As symbolic and elegant as the petals, but as sharp and deadly as the thorns."

Since the other tribes have left us for the dirt, let us use its richness to flower for ourselves.
Let us prove to the world that there still exists a tribe with soul - a fellowship that boasts graceful tenets, and a manifesto to be reckoned with.


"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and
permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time!"
~ Jack London

[+] Memories Past


BOUND BY THE RECUSANT SPIRIT
BUILDING EQUITABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
BRANDISHING THAT WHICH HAVE BEEN CAST AWAY

POLYCULTURE OVER MONOCULTURE
SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

DECOLONIZING MINDS AND INSTITUTIONS
LIBERATING OUR COMMON DESTINY FROM EMPIRE
WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

OCCUPY THE VOID COMMUNE




~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Our flowers have bloomed enough and we are ready to adjust our peaceful credo a bit for this next battle.
Our young will fight the power with the same murderous hate and misery they grew up with for these ignorant past few years!
No longer are our petals an illustrious red...


:luna: THE EASTERING ECLIPSE December 2010 - June 2013


:sol: THE WESTERING SUN September 2005 - November 2010

Founding Symbol of the Red Rose Tribe (2006)
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[+] Temple words to be reckoned with
"Va?scent only leads to the Void!" - Chrono Ivan
"Va?scent, are you sure you're not a super villain?" - Saturos
Va?scent - Delicious language.
Chrono Ivan - I defy your language, recusant!
Chrono Ivan - Va?scent: a recusant who bears the sigil of apostasy.
Va?scent - Umm, even more delicious! It's been awhile since I've sigged anyone. *sigs Chrono*
Chrono Ivan - As your signature bears the truth, so shall your name be known as that of a recusant. aw man.

"The establishment sure can be efficient when it's working to marginalize folks!" ~ Dracobolt

"The dealings of Californians are much too complicated and philisophical for the rest of you. Besides, we were typing in Californian, the language unique only to the Golden Empire." ~ Faust Z
"Va?scent, Great Clan Second." ~ Gwydd
"Once a spammar, always a spammar.... One cannot hide one's true nature behind flowery language forever, for some things shine through." ~ Dracobolt
"BROTHA GAIA.......IN THE BAY AREAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" ~ Faust Z
"My vote goes to the Temple's own Valley Girl Bay Boi, Valerie!" ~ Adnarel
"Well, the more you post, the more I post... Think about it, is it worth the trouble?" ~ Enro
"Val, stay away from the answers. I've lost a bit of my Solian purity because of searching for them." ~ Gwydd
"I love it when Vae shoots people down like that. It's always twice as funny as the original." ~ Fluff
"So do what comes natural, do what you think a green party candidate would do if they ever won an election; that kinda sounds like you." ~ Gilgamesh
"Va?scent was the glue holding the Sol Clan together." ~ werebarret
"The westering sun has fallen, and Sol along with it." ~ Tsugi-tan
"Next time you're in LA, come pay me a visit in Sherman Oaks, Vay." ~ werebarret
"YEAH FINALLY CALIFORLUNA!" ~ Eminescence
"... and yes it's true, GoV and Va?scent are some of the biggest spammers nowadays... The weird thing is, I don't think Va?scent likes being a spammer. He's like a spam junkie or something...." ~ Deadbeard (January 2007)
"One does not simply stop the tl;dr from entering Mordor, Ryu." ~ Stevelord
"Va?scent is actually like Tuxedo Mask when you think about it - dramatic, speaks in enigmatic tl;drs, is an ordinary guy but has a persona of THE MYSTERIOUS OUTSIDER." ~ Saturos
---
Dracobolt: "Cool story, bro."
Va?scent: "I'm going to publish it soon."
Dracobolt: "I'll be sure to rent a forklift so I can bring it home from the bookstore."

Va?scent: Tomorrow... My time is nigh! :luna:
werebarret: Go back to Light and Gold, Va?scent!

Jacob: love the Temple, come for the RPs, stay for the delicious drama. love you guys forever and for always <33333

Blissfulystoopid: If I could like Temple posts as if they were facebook posts, I'd like all of your things Va?scent.
N7Bane: Quick, somebody find code to like posts!
[+] GSAlex impersonates Va?scent! (December 2006)
Suddenly, the rest of Alex's post turned from its usual first-person style to a strange third-person narrative! Like something straight out of a fanfic, a few random Golden Sun characters fell from a rift in the fabric of space-time, undoubtedly caused by Void/Zane's actions. Nothingness was interfering with reality again, and it was up to Alex (Who will be reffered to as Orion from here on out, to avoid confusion), Mia, and Ivan to stop the foul villain.

"Hah!" the accursed one laughed. "Even with greater forces, you are no match for the power of nothingness, even with the help of Camelot's characters!"

Orion laughed. "Justice and love will always win, Zane!"

"Funny that you should call me Zane. That reminds me of a very, very long flashback story that has a small amount of relevance to the topic at hand."

Suddenly, the protagonists' actions came to a startling halt because Zane/Void had entered flashback mode.

"Well... (Insert monologue here). And that's how I got twenty bucks, and lost my virginity."

Bored to tears, it was all that Orion and Mia could do to fuse together to become... the Seraph of Dawn! With their 1337, pwnsome, divine Spear of Wotan, the seraph did smite Void.

"Alas!" he exclaimed. "But I'll be back, inevitably! Just you wait! There is no escaping nothingness! Which is a double-negative, meaning that you will escape, but only into nothingness! You shall rue the day that you dared double-cross nothing! Which is a triple-negative!" and the rest of his monologue was cut short by him vanishing into the realm of nothingness.

TO BE CONTINUED?!?
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Saturos
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Joined: March 20th, 2005, 5:22 pm

June 10th, 2018, 10:55 am #2

I never thought of you as either a thorn or an antagonist, Vaescent, so it's good to see you again. =) I've been kind of following your progress via your FB updates, and I'm glad things are going so well for you! That definitely sounds like a worthy Master's topic indeed, and I'm glad you've found so much meaning in academia. ^^
I definitely know the tendency to academize anime and the media consumed outside of it, I just wish there was more of a platform to actually express that, haha.

Learning your mother tongue sounds awesome! =O And I'm really glad your family is supportive of the progress/path you've chosen. ^_^

Stick around if you like~!
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Dreaming Sun
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June 11th, 2018, 3:12 am #3

HI VAE
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June 11th, 2018, 5:05 am #4

You're cool.

Helloooo
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Crystallux
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June 11th, 2018, 10:49 pm #5

I was super inactive for a long time so I have no idea who you are, and don't give a shit what you think you've done in the past. That's just it: the past. You've got a clean slate. I'm not here to judge you.

Also your masters topic sounds really interesting! Glad to hear that everything is going well for you!
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June 11th, 2018, 10:57 pm #6

I don't know what everyone else is talking about, I've always known you're actually Doctor Doom

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Vaèscent
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Joined: September 4th, 2005, 1:36 am

June 12th, 2018, 12:54 am #7

[+] *sends an escort to collect Kit's existence*
I'm sorry, did I hear someone cry out my name?

Oh, hi Insul and Ulta!

Really, Crystallux? I remember you well from last year.

Re: my masters thesis, its genesis can be traced to conversations with my relatives about the state of our rivers. The dam I'm studying is situated eight miles upstream from the India-Bangladesh border and a major source of conflict between the two countries. If you're not familiar with the geography of South Asia, the Ganges river flows from the Himalayas in India (the country which hosts the dam), has tributaries coming down from Nepal, and forms, along with the Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers, the vast Bengal Delta of Bangladesh (the downstream country). The combined river system includes Bhutan, Tibet (China), and is a lifeline for millions of people (see map). My hope is that my reasearch will support the river advocates participating in it (i.e. literature for their organization’s newsletters and reports) and will be disseminated in South Asian and global academic spheres.
Saturos wrote:I definitely know the tendency to academize anime and the media consumed outside of it, I just wish there was more of a platform to actually express that, haha.
Same. One of the things I've always liked about the Temple was the ability express anime and other media influences in my thinking. It helps that this is a Golden Sun forum. I can't say the same for academic and activist spaces I'm part of, even my Facebook feed. I'm wondering if it's a generational thing or a broader cultural phenomenon.
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"As symbolic and elegant as the petals, but as sharp and deadly as the thorns."

Since the other tribes have left us for the dirt, let us use its richness to flower for ourselves.
Let us prove to the world that there still exists a tribe with soul - a fellowship that boasts graceful tenets, and a manifesto to be reckoned with.


"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and
permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time!"
~ Jack London

[+] Memories Past


BOUND BY THE RECUSANT SPIRIT
BUILDING EQUITABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
BRANDISHING THAT WHICH HAVE BEEN CAST AWAY

POLYCULTURE OVER MONOCULTURE
SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

DECOLONIZING MINDS AND INSTITUTIONS
LIBERATING OUR COMMON DESTINY FROM EMPIRE
WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

OCCUPY THE VOID COMMUNE




~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Our flowers have bloomed enough and we are ready to adjust our peaceful credo a bit for this next battle.
Our young will fight the power with the same murderous hate and misery they grew up with for these ignorant past few years!
No longer are our petals an illustrious red...


:luna: THE EASTERING ECLIPSE December 2010 - June 2013


:sol: THE WESTERING SUN September 2005 - November 2010

Founding Symbol of the Red Rose Tribe (2006)
[/url]
[+] Temple words to be reckoned with
"Va?scent only leads to the Void!" - Chrono Ivan
"Va?scent, are you sure you're not a super villain?" - Saturos
Va?scent - Delicious language.
Chrono Ivan - I defy your language, recusant!
Chrono Ivan - Va?scent: a recusant who bears the sigil of apostasy.
Va?scent - Umm, even more delicious! It's been awhile since I've sigged anyone. *sigs Chrono*
Chrono Ivan - As your signature bears the truth, so shall your name be known as that of a recusant. aw man.

"The establishment sure can be efficient when it's working to marginalize folks!" ~ Dracobolt

"The dealings of Californians are much too complicated and philisophical for the rest of you. Besides, we were typing in Californian, the language unique only to the Golden Empire." ~ Faust Z
"Va?scent, Great Clan Second." ~ Gwydd
"Once a spammar, always a spammar.... One cannot hide one's true nature behind flowery language forever, for some things shine through." ~ Dracobolt
"BROTHA GAIA.......IN THE BAY AREAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" ~ Faust Z
"My vote goes to the Temple's own Valley Girl Bay Boi, Valerie!" ~ Adnarel
"Well, the more you post, the more I post... Think about it, is it worth the trouble?" ~ Enro
"Val, stay away from the answers. I've lost a bit of my Solian purity because of searching for them." ~ Gwydd
"I love it when Vae shoots people down like that. It's always twice as funny as the original." ~ Fluff
"So do what comes natural, do what you think a green party candidate would do if they ever won an election; that kinda sounds like you." ~ Gilgamesh
"Va?scent was the glue holding the Sol Clan together." ~ werebarret
"The westering sun has fallen, and Sol along with it." ~ Tsugi-tan
"Next time you're in LA, come pay me a visit in Sherman Oaks, Vay." ~ werebarret
"YEAH FINALLY CALIFORLUNA!" ~ Eminescence
"... and yes it's true, GoV and Va?scent are some of the biggest spammers nowadays... The weird thing is, I don't think Va?scent likes being a spammer. He's like a spam junkie or something...." ~ Deadbeard (January 2007)
"One does not simply stop the tl;dr from entering Mordor, Ryu." ~ Stevelord
"Va?scent is actually like Tuxedo Mask when you think about it - dramatic, speaks in enigmatic tl;drs, is an ordinary guy but has a persona of THE MYSTERIOUS OUTSIDER." ~ Saturos
---
Dracobolt: "Cool story, bro."
Va?scent: "I'm going to publish it soon."
Dracobolt: "I'll be sure to rent a forklift so I can bring it home from the bookstore."

Va?scent: Tomorrow... My time is nigh! :luna:
werebarret: Go back to Light and Gold, Va?scent!

Jacob: love the Temple, come for the RPs, stay for the delicious drama. love you guys forever and for always <33333

Blissfulystoopid: If I could like Temple posts as if they were facebook posts, I'd like all of your things Va?scent.
N7Bane: Quick, somebody find code to like posts!
[+] GSAlex impersonates Va?scent! (December 2006)
Suddenly, the rest of Alex's post turned from its usual first-person style to a strange third-person narrative! Like something straight out of a fanfic, a few random Golden Sun characters fell from a rift in the fabric of space-time, undoubtedly caused by Void/Zane's actions. Nothingness was interfering with reality again, and it was up to Alex (Who will be reffered to as Orion from here on out, to avoid confusion), Mia, and Ivan to stop the foul villain.

"Hah!" the accursed one laughed. "Even with greater forces, you are no match for the power of nothingness, even with the help of Camelot's characters!"

Orion laughed. "Justice and love will always win, Zane!"

"Funny that you should call me Zane. That reminds me of a very, very long flashback story that has a small amount of relevance to the topic at hand."

Suddenly, the protagonists' actions came to a startling halt because Zane/Void had entered flashback mode.

"Well... (Insert monologue here). And that's how I got twenty bucks, and lost my virginity."

Bored to tears, it was all that Orion and Mia could do to fuse together to become... the Seraph of Dawn! With their 1337, pwnsome, divine Spear of Wotan, the seraph did smite Void.

"Alas!" he exclaimed. "But I'll be back, inevitably! Just you wait! There is no escaping nothingness! Which is a double-negative, meaning that you will escape, but only into nothingness! You shall rue the day that you dared double-cross nothing! Which is a triple-negative!" and the rest of his monologue was cut short by him vanishing into the realm of nothingness.

TO BE CONTINUED?!?
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June 13th, 2018, 7:19 am #8

Vaèscent wrote:legal personhood of rivers
I... have never encountered this concept before

What sorts of media would you say are fair game to draw influence from in academia? Is all fiction out or is it fine to talk about say, classic literature or film?

also hi it's nice to see you /o/
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June 13th, 2018, 11:03 am #9

I don't remember anyone getting into any beef with you. Glad to see you again!
If you really loved Kraden, you'd draw him.
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Vaèscent
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July 4th, 2018, 5:27 am #10

Great to see you, Kiki!
Poui wrote:
Vaèscent wrote:legal personhood of rivers
I... have never encountered this concept before
Last year, the Whanganui River in New Zealand and the aforementioned Ganges River were recognized as living entities with all the rights of a legal person, an approach proponents hope will help to protect watersheds against damming and other degradation. See the articles I've linked for more on the concept, but recognizing rivers and other ecosystems as living beings has long been advocated as a way to bring indigenous/non-Western perspectives on nature and property into modern legal systems.

In most academic/environmental justice circles I'm in, however, the Whanganui is highlighted with no mention of the Ganges, despite it being the third largest river in the world. I've wondered why this was and it turns many people haven't even heard about it. I wondered if it was because it was understudied, or because my audience is unfamiliar with the South Asian region. It turns out it's a little of both, and its personhood status is much more complicated since only the state of Uttarakhand in India declared it a living entity while the river winds through multiple Indian states, has tributaries coming down from Nepal, and a major river and delta that encompasses virtually all of Bangladesh. Add to the mix the Ganges is one of the most engineered rivers in the world, with multiple river diversion projects along its 1500 mile course. This context is very different from the Whanganui, much of which flows through a national park in a small, thinly populated country. These are among the reasons I decided to pursue my thesis research on the Ganges.
Poui wrote:What sorts of media would you say are fair game to draw influence from in academia? Is all fiction out or is it fine to talk about say, classic literature or film?

also hi it's nice to see you /o/
That's a good question and I think it depends on the program/field you're in, their tolerance for nontraditional forms of learning/scholarship, and moreover what you're referencing that media source in (masters thesis to be published by the university, an analytical paper for one class, an oral presentation, in a seminar discussion, etc). I can't see classic literature/film being a problem in most circles.

And nice to see you again, too!

One of the students in my program cohort has family from Trinidad and Tobago. I've thought about you in conversations, since you're the only other Trinidadian I've encountered. She's of Indo-Caribbean descent and it's crazy how similar and yet how radically different our worlds are despite both of us tracing our roots to the Indian subcontinent/South Asia. I grew up on the West Coast of the US (California) with a very Asia-Pacific upbringing, while she grew up on the East Coast (Florida) with a Caribbean upbringing. You couldn't ask for a sharper contrast.
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"As symbolic and elegant as the petals, but as sharp and deadly as the thorns."

Since the other tribes have left us for the dirt, let us use its richness to flower for ourselves.
Let us prove to the world that there still exists a tribe with soul - a fellowship that boasts graceful tenets, and a manifesto to be reckoned with.


"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and
permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time!"
~ Jack London

[+] Memories Past


BOUND BY THE RECUSANT SPIRIT
BUILDING EQUITABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
BRANDISHING THAT WHICH HAVE BEEN CAST AWAY

POLYCULTURE OVER MONOCULTURE
SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

DECOLONIZING MINDS AND INSTITUTIONS
LIBERATING OUR COMMON DESTINY FROM EMPIRE
WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

OCCUPY THE VOID COMMUNE




~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Our flowers have bloomed enough and we are ready to adjust our peaceful credo a bit for this next battle.
Our young will fight the power with the same murderous hate and misery they grew up with for these ignorant past few years!
No longer are our petals an illustrious red...


:luna: THE EASTERING ECLIPSE December 2010 - June 2013


:sol: THE WESTERING SUN September 2005 - November 2010

Founding Symbol of the Red Rose Tribe (2006)
[/url]
[+] Temple words to be reckoned with
"Va?scent only leads to the Void!" - Chrono Ivan
"Va?scent, are you sure you're not a super villain?" - Saturos
Va?scent - Delicious language.
Chrono Ivan - I defy your language, recusant!
Chrono Ivan - Va?scent: a recusant who bears the sigil of apostasy.
Va?scent - Umm, even more delicious! It's been awhile since I've sigged anyone. *sigs Chrono*
Chrono Ivan - As your signature bears the truth, so shall your name be known as that of a recusant. aw man.

"The establishment sure can be efficient when it's working to marginalize folks!" ~ Dracobolt

"The dealings of Californians are much too complicated and philisophical for the rest of you. Besides, we were typing in Californian, the language unique only to the Golden Empire." ~ Faust Z
"Va?scent, Great Clan Second." ~ Gwydd
"Once a spammar, always a spammar.... One cannot hide one's true nature behind flowery language forever, for some things shine through." ~ Dracobolt
"BROTHA GAIA.......IN THE BAY AREAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" ~ Faust Z
"My vote goes to the Temple's own Valley Girl Bay Boi, Valerie!" ~ Adnarel
"Well, the more you post, the more I post... Think about it, is it worth the trouble?" ~ Enro
"Val, stay away from the answers. I've lost a bit of my Solian purity because of searching for them." ~ Gwydd
"I love it when Vae shoots people down like that. It's always twice as funny as the original." ~ Fluff
"So do what comes natural, do what you think a green party candidate would do if they ever won an election; that kinda sounds like you." ~ Gilgamesh
"Va?scent was the glue holding the Sol Clan together." ~ werebarret
"The westering sun has fallen, and Sol along with it." ~ Tsugi-tan
"Next time you're in LA, come pay me a visit in Sherman Oaks, Vay." ~ werebarret
"YEAH FINALLY CALIFORLUNA!" ~ Eminescence
"... and yes it's true, GoV and Va?scent are some of the biggest spammers nowadays... The weird thing is, I don't think Va?scent likes being a spammer. He's like a spam junkie or something...." ~ Deadbeard (January 2007)
"One does not simply stop the tl;dr from entering Mordor, Ryu." ~ Stevelord
"Va?scent is actually like Tuxedo Mask when you think about it - dramatic, speaks in enigmatic tl;drs, is an ordinary guy but has a persona of THE MYSTERIOUS OUTSIDER." ~ Saturos
---
Dracobolt: "Cool story, bro."
Va?scent: "I'm going to publish it soon."
Dracobolt: "I'll be sure to rent a forklift so I can bring it home from the bookstore."

Va?scent: Tomorrow... My time is nigh! :luna:
werebarret: Go back to Light and Gold, Va?scent!

Jacob: love the Temple, come for the RPs, stay for the delicious drama. love you guys forever and for always <33333

Blissfulystoopid: If I could like Temple posts as if they were facebook posts, I'd like all of your things Va?scent.
N7Bane: Quick, somebody find code to like posts!
[+] GSAlex impersonates Va?scent! (December 2006)
Suddenly, the rest of Alex's post turned from its usual first-person style to a strange third-person narrative! Like something straight out of a fanfic, a few random Golden Sun characters fell from a rift in the fabric of space-time, undoubtedly caused by Void/Zane's actions. Nothingness was interfering with reality again, and it was up to Alex (Who will be reffered to as Orion from here on out, to avoid confusion), Mia, and Ivan to stop the foul villain.

"Hah!" the accursed one laughed. "Even with greater forces, you are no match for the power of nothingness, even with the help of Camelot's characters!"

Orion laughed. "Justice and love will always win, Zane!"

"Funny that you should call me Zane. That reminds me of a very, very long flashback story that has a small amount of relevance to the topic at hand."

Suddenly, the protagonists' actions came to a startling halt because Zane/Void had entered flashback mode.

"Well... (Insert monologue here). And that's how I got twenty bucks, and lost my virginity."

Bored to tears, it was all that Orion and Mia could do to fuse together to become... the Seraph of Dawn! With their 1337, pwnsome, divine Spear of Wotan, the seraph did smite Void.

"Alas!" he exclaimed. "But I'll be back, inevitably! Just you wait! There is no escaping nothingness! Which is a double-negative, meaning that you will escape, but only into nothingness! You shall rue the day that you dared double-cross nothing! Which is a triple-negative!" and the rest of his monologue was cut short by him vanishing into the realm of nothingness.

TO BE CONTINUED?!?
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July 14th, 2018, 8:41 pm #11

Oh, hi vae. I don't remember you being antagonistic, but if you say so. Welcome back!
(7/2/2018 9:46 PM) Asphodel: I have an excruciatingly painful cut in my mouth and it is so painful to smile, but it is worth it when I think about my worst acquaintances plummeting into hell

(On Seccy)
[2/15/2016 12:07:56 AM] Formal Ninety-two: He's unpredictable, erratic, and his decisions don't seem to be based on any logic that I can understand

(10/14/2016 6:39 PM) WhereWishesCome: the last time I talked to a girl was when I accidentally opened Siri
Peytral wrote:Lolis take priority over principles.
[+] Other quote stuff
[1:03:59 AM] hellfiresoul: If you don't transition from the serious, everything will get heavy and downer, even if the discussion is helpful
[1:04:17 AM] hellfiresoul: It's like a Disney movie
[1:04:37 AM] hellfiresoul: Without the candles dancing and singing, all the story is is a werewolf man abusing a woman he kidnapped

[1:10:46 AM] Raseren: I'm sure if it wasn't you Hoofs something would move you back and forth
[1:11:09 AM] hellfiresoul: I'm the teapot, short and stout
[1:11:25 AM] hellfiresoul: wait
[1:11:29 AM] hellfiresoul: The teapot was a woman
[1:11:31 AM] hellfiresoul: damnit

[January 02, 2014 10:55 AM] Hell: I for one save every piece I encounter because I know that porn is a scarce and valuable resource on the internet

[7:30:26 PM] Sadique: I think at this rate I may need to resume my plans to kill Slime. :U
[7:31:04 PM] Slimegunk: ...resume?

[8:50:26 PM] Boydgamesh: I'm sorry I haven't insulted many wrong opinions the past two days since I was doing other things
[8:50:29 PM] Boydgamesh: I'm making up for it now

[9:01:59 PM] Amydorka Lynname the Bad Idea Cont(r)act Being: It's the internet, and it's a game.
[9:02:06 PM] Amydorka Lynname the Bad Idea Cont(r)act Being: Of course it's super competitive.

[6:00:04 PM] Ras: necare check your priveledge
[6:00:18 PM] Necare: raw check your spelling
[6:00:22 PM] Necare: ?WOW
[6:00:24 PM] Necare: [radio edit]ING
[6:00:27 PM] Necare: WOW

[10:32:44 PM] Schrodinger's Leaf: so like... what, do you beat it when you're still half asleep or something and barely know what you're doing at the time?
[10:32:46 PM] HJ: absolutely

[2:58:15 AM] The Law: he ran away a couple of times but he always came back :((
[2:58:22 AM] The Law: im worried
[2:58:28 AM] The Law: maybe he got run over
[2:59:00 AM] Schrodinger's Leaf: inb4 he comes back for christmas
[2:59:21 AM] Necare: it's a [radio edit]ing Christmas miracle
[2:59:37 AM] The Law: that's my request to santa
[2:59:44 AM] The Law: pls bring amiti back

[2:44:46 AM] Schrodinger's Leaf: do you ever have moments where you just want to procrastinate by doing something, but you don't know what to procrastinate with because everything seems like it would take up more time than you have?
[2:46:03 AM] Brian Ross: That is my always.
[2:46:05 AM] Necare: You just described the core of my being
[2:50:16 AM] Brian Ross: We should start a club.
[2:50:20 AM] Brian Ross: Like, tomorrow or something.

[12:43:21 AM] Schrodinger's Leaf: when you start looking at mook pilot stats, you realize just how hypercompetent your team actually is
[12:44:19 AM] Peytral: what's the point of highly-trained soldiers if they can't get effortlessly beaten by high schoolers

[2:58:03 AM] HFS: 24 is as much as six fours and that's AWFUL because 4 is death and that's why nobody in anime is 24

[10:34:12 PM] Aaron: turning character into Va?scent
[10:34:19 PM] Raseren: NO
[10:34:20 PM] Raseren: GOD
[10:34:21 PM] Raseren: NO

Crash May 22 2015, 08:15 PM
Cyber bots ain't even close to danmaku, it was WarTech
Crash May 22 2015, 08:15 PM
It was from a top down perspective, like a shoot me up
Jackal May 23 2015, 01:57 PM
"like a shoot me up"
Artemis May 23 2015, 02:06 PM
8)

[7:44:26 PM] HFS: well in the world of Madoka
[7:44:31 PM] HFS: it's survival of the flattest

[8:04:45 PM] HFS: blame anime
[8:04:59 PM] HFS: the camera adds ten pounds, the pencil shaves them off
[8:05:40 PM] Slimegunk: that would be the eraser actually
[8:05:59 PM] HFS: it's a metaphor you twonk[/i]
Peytral wrote:Symphogear was a mistake.
[+] Has anime gone too far?
Crash: the answer is "Yes."
leaf: wow crash. and here I thought NORMAL body pillows were bad
Skylin: What in the... yeah, my thoughts also, Leaf
Shads: whats with the hooves
Peytral: am I the only one not surprised at all
Artemis: hot
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