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The Cafeteria / Re: Free For All
« on: April 12, 2010, 01:24:52 PM »
*Startled, Forg climbs from Faijer's mother and out of the dumpster*

Who disrupts my COUTIS!

*Forg wraps Cheezee about him to cover his monstrous bits*

You will be held responsible.

*Strikes Sethair with his sledge hammer*

*Forg tears Cheezee from his body in a final act of awesometude*

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Psionics / Re: I'm able to perform TK via webcam, but...
« on: April 12, 2010, 12:24:01 PM »
A small cardboard box should do the trick if you want a closed system without having to look through a barrier of some kind. Be sure to disable your laptop fan or vent it to an external point, to avoid any internal disruptions.

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Main Hall / Happy birthday Kobok!
« on: April 01, 2010, 01:56:50 PM »
On this day, 30 years ago, a young girl by the name of Karin Dahmen was born in northern Illinois. Without her, Veritas would not be what it is today. And so I'd like to give thanks to Kobok's parent's, her mom in particular, for this gift.


Happy birthday Kobok!

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Psionics / Re: Nature kinesis
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:28:55 PM »
I have to agree that any sort of 'tactile meditation', as it was called, is probably going to be more of a hinderance than anything. While understanding what hot or cold may feel like may help one understand what they are projecting or create a mental aid for projecting these sorts of things, when push comes to shove (pun intended), you're just going to be creating biofeedback.

For those who do not know, biofeedback is essentially generating a feeling or sensation based upon some trigger. So rather than actually generating heat or removing heat, what you would be doing is 'fooling' yourself in to feeling these sensations by recalling what they are like.

In the case of psychokinesis (the general term for any form of kinesis), you'll want to be able to focus properly, and understand how to project your energy in a way that will cause the object (or what have you) to move. The dynamic psi courses provide a good method of learning this, as Mindlessinvalid mentioned.

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Hello and Goodbye / Re: C'est la vie
« on: March 07, 2010, 06:40:30 PM »
What will I do without you. There's a burning where my heart once was. A burn 8-12 time fiercer than astral lava.

See ya soon, Vivi. =P

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Martial Arts / Re: To grapple or not to grapple?
« on: February 17, 2010, 05:32:20 PM »
Well learning an entire style doesn't mean you need to stay on the ground longer, it just gives you an upper hand to those who may be more experienced. :P

That is an important note that most fights are not going to be as organized or progress in any necessarily similar fashion to a sparring match, and that your face will be stomped on given the chance, but again, it's a matter of having the upper hand when necessary. But I do agree, I'd never attempt to learn an entire style based around it.

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Martial Arts / Re: To grapple or not to grapple?
« on: February 17, 2010, 05:05:46 PM »
Grappling is a very viable and useful ability set to have, in my opinion, especially in actual fight capacity. I say that with a note that I have never been in an all out fight with someone random, only sparring matches that have degraded into fights.

I think perhaps you meant Brazilian Jujitsu rather than Muai Thai. As Muai Thai is a style that is basically a form of kick boxing. Both of such styles are commonly noted among MMA fights due to the generalization of grappling and kick boxing techniques with these styles.

You would certainly see it's functionality when practicing it with an opponent. Grappling is not to be taken at face value, to understand how grappling techniques apply against things like testical ripping, eye gouging, and so forth it's best experienced in action, as with any martial art.

It is at least worth it to have basic skill in grappling. As real fights go, you can never guarantee where it's going to end up. If you get taken to the ground, you should have at least some basic experience on what to do if he jumps on you, or vice versa. Joint locking, holds, grabs, and mounts are all just as viable on the ground as they are standing. And being comfortable in such a position can make a big difference. From what I've learned in ground fighting, it's an entirely different relm of guarding and control, as well as knowing how to use your energy effectively through out the fight.

In some cases, it's best to learn how to stay on your feet. Knowing ways to avoid being taken down and wiggle your way around grappling techniques is something that comes with the practice of grappling.


Also, in before comment about "most fights end up on the ground!" (Bullshit, by the way)

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Yes, as with any sort of scanning, it can apply to objects, places, people, etc., any sort of reference point by which to trace the path of energy from.

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Time-Look Scanning:
(note: this article is an edited log of a chat based lecture.)

We'll be reviewing what time-look scanning is, how it's done, how it operates (ie. the means by which it works), and it's various uses and applications.

Time-look scanning is the observation of the flow of time via the use of scanning, simply.
This includes both the past and the future. In essence, this feat is performed quite along the same lines as any basic scan. It should be noted that this is anything but the only way to perform this feat.

To start, our scan must first have a focal point. What are we trying to achieve? As common to any scan. In this circumstance however, our focus is going to be to an event that has occurred or will occur. The key operating principal here is that psi is not limited by the temporal boundaries that other things may be. We can extend our reach forward or backward by direction of will. We will focus on our past event as is related to a person, object, or idea. Unlike a common scan instead of following a current energy signature we are tracing the path of energies that are or could be.
 
For a sake of reference, we'll say we are scanning something in the past. Directing our focus to this event, we follow said energy pathways as they were created. In essence, we are viewing the energies as they once existed. It will depend on your end goal as to how broad you must be with your focus.

If I was, for example, attempting to determine who a person was married to before he had died. I will focus myself his energy as it was, and the idea of him. I will then trace those pathways back to a point where I might lock on to who he was married to. Tracing these energies need not be as complicated as the idea might sound. We do not have to follow the paths as we would a trail through the woods. Instead, we are looking for specific keys along the way. By first locking on to him, we are now closer to those directions that his energy has taken. Changing our focus then to more specific as we go along, to a time when he was with his wife or using the direction of his affection thereby finding the pathway to his wife. At which point, we can glean the required information.

In a similar respect we can view the interactions he had with his wife at specific points in time, by utilizing these points as our directions for our intent. "Psiwolf" asked me a good question, relevant to this, when I had first brought up the seminar to him. He asked how we can find these specific points in time when time is an arbitrary unit of measure by which we measure our existence. This is because when scanning, we operate from a matter of perspective.

By utilizing certain intents that we unconsciously understand to mean a specific thing, we can properly direct what our end goal is. As with PK, if I am to manipulate a random number generator, I do not need to know how every pathway of energy within the mechanical device operates, to cause a resulting effect on said device. By implying my intent to manipulate it, psi will follow the 'path of least resistance' to generate the desired effect (depending of course on ones ability...but that's hardly the point). It is in saying this that I mean by directing our intent, we do not need to select each specific detail to generate the end result.

As a disclaimer, I am not able to describe why this is possible. It's not something I have come to understand yet through my dealings with psi. But in either case, that is more specific that perhaps we need to be.

Taking us back to time-look scanning. By this principal, our perspective implies a certain measure of time. We understand time to be measured in the way of dates occurrence. And by the principal we can thereby follow these dates or occurrences with our focus, and thus latch on and observe them as they were.

Now, the next can of worms. Scanning forwards in time.

Looking forward in time requires that we establish specific constant variables, in order to determine the outcome of a changing variable, much like with an equation. For example sake we will say, I want to find out what might occur if I accept a job I was offered in a different country. My constant variables will be "Will I enjoy my job and be successful" and "I am moving to said country". These are our intents.

Our intents are directed at the possible outcomes. We are following the potential pathways of these occurrences assuming that they both occur. We can now direct our focus more specificity to aspects we desire to see with these assumed variables. Things like "who will I make friends with", "will my house be nice".

The ability to focus on these specifics is dependent on the capabilities of the scanner I would advise keeping a more specific focus so as not to overwhelm yourself with data. Making these pathways easier to follow and focus on.

A disclaimer, once again. The following is based upon my own observation of this skill and the methods by which time operates. I by no means have a complete understanding of how time operates, and am still coming to learn these things.

One could postulate that the events that will occur in the future are constantly changing based on our choices, and the choices of those around us. This is true. However, each choice will lead to specific repercussions. I.e. Every action has a reaction. Hence the idea of karma, etc.

By assuming to specific actions, we extrapolate this effect to however far our intent is to look ahead. Again, psi follows the path of least resistance, expounding the effect of these choices on the other energies in play. The other energies in play being those other choices we may be making at the time, and the choices/effects of those around us.

Again, how this 'path of least resistance' is achieved is not something I'm currently savvy to. And also again, knowing how each specific change occurs up to the point in time we are scanning to, is not a necessary factor.

These scans are limited, as with any aspect of psionics, to the perspective again. We can hinder our capabilities of being successful by assuming how likely it is we are to be successful, or assuming specific boundaries on things like time.

This is not always avoidable, but I encourage you to constantly analyze your methods so as to be certain you are reducing the amount you limit yourself. This goes for any psionic feat/skill you may attempt to perform.

Finally, the uses for Time-Look Scanning.

Obviously, since this skill is one of 'observation' our uses are limitless depending on our need. I've already provided a few.

Looking backwards in time, we can determine how an event played out, where put down our keys, past issues resulting in today's problem. By looking forward, we can effectively determine the outcome of an action or a specific set of actions. This sort of feat is performed by any effective psychic, tarot reader, and so on (though not always by the same means).
 
By knowing the way which events will unfold, we can there by change them. Changing them now, but effecting their cause, or by the use of other psionic skills to effect the outcome of these events to our desired ends (ie. future selection).

How we can effect the flow of time is another matter entirely, which I wont be covering today. That concludes a basic overview of time-look scanning or whatever you may like to call it. I'll open the floor now to questions or comments. Have at!

Questions:


[18:46] <Sandtrooper> wouldn't scanning back words be called retroprecog?
[18:46] <Forg> Sandtrooper: you can call it whatever you like
[18:46] <Sandtrooper> I'm just  saying, not trying to put you on BLAST.
[18:47] <Forg> time-look scanning was just a phrase that was used years ago when I originally heard of it.
[18:47] <Sandtrooper> ahhh...Thanks. I haven't seen a tech like that around the community in regards of why we all should learn and experiment on our own.
[18:48] <Sandtrooper> its a good word to group precog and retroprecog because that is when I understand what you were talking about. It was an enjoyable read, nothing to difficult.

[18:49] <Sandtrooper> So, basically when we scan a persons time line per ce, we would get different variations of information?
[18:49] <Forg> the technique itself is really not complicated. It's the principals behind it that tend to be.
[18:50] <Forg> yes
[18:50] <Forg> just outright scanning what will happen to someone in the future, will predict their current course and the choices they will make.

[18:51] <Sandtrooper> Do you think this would work if one wanted to know there past lives? if it was set to be goal orientated?
[18:52] <Forg> I can not confirm or deny the existence of past lives without treading on ground I have not adequately verified, but theoretically yes
[18:52] <Forg> I can see no reason you could not explore that pathway as it is related to them
[18:52] <lutasi> do you think this is evidence for a deterministic reality?
[18:53] * sephy|phone has quit IRC (Ping timeout#)
[18:53] <Forg> lutasi: Somewhat. It is contrary to the theory of a deterministic reality in the sense that we can change what occurs.
[18:54] <Forg> observing multiple outcomes of potential choices before making a choice
[18:54] <Forg> or, as noted, via the use of other psionic skills

[18:57] <Forg> I'll be posting a log of this lecture at vsociety.net. Anyone else who wishes to post it elsewhere (without contextual alteration) is welcome to.


-Forg

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Psionics / Re: Psychometry Thread- PRACTICE
« on: December 11, 2009, 02:05:07 PM »
EMOTION


Rage

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Martial Arts / Re: Stopping power
« on: October 23, 2009, 10:59:51 PM »
Some techniques off the top of my head that weren't already mentioned (I think):

Throat punch (or strike of some fashion to the throat) with enough force to result in a collapsed windpipe and broken larynx.

Eye gouging. This is arguably not always a stopping technique but would be more circumstantial.

Armpit strike. Applying the appropriate amount of force to the never cluster in the armpit will result in, similar to an extreme strike to the solar plexus, convulsions of the lungs (or muscles therein). Reportedly this could could also lead to death if done to the left side, due to the location of the heart, but I'm skeptical that this is remotely possible.

And as another thing that I only have 'heard' to be possible with very little to back it up, there is a nerve cluster in the groin that when struck with enough force will cause a shock to the heart enough to stop it beating or result in the opponent passing out. Not something I've tried or experienced, clearly.

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Martial Arts / Re: Karate in a street fight
« on: October 16, 2009, 11:07:54 AM »
Watered down styles, main stream bullshit, and 'improper interpretation' are the very reasons I've focused my training to that which I am capable of learning on my own behalf, outside of schools or dojos. I prefer to seek the experience of specific martial arts from those individuals I find to spar with. It's fair to say that my capabilities have increased by leaps and bounds simply by finding martial artists of reasonable experience and skill from multiple factions of styles and forming personal bonds with these people. Nothing better than one on one training with a 'teacher' who you know can rip you a new one, and not charge you for it.

This method of learning clearly has it's flaws but I find it preferable.

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Main Hall / Re: For Naruto fans: Live action Naruto movie
« on: July 17, 2009, 09:03:57 AM »
I think I just threw up a little

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Voting Forum / Re: Vote: Cheezee for Moderator
« on: July 17, 2009, 07:50:58 AM »
I can see some relative need for a mod within the chatroom simply due to the abscence of moderators often when they are necessary. As for the forums, I can't say for sure how necessary it is. I do know, however, that many of the current moderators are very inactive, or irregularly active. I don't really think the number of moderators is much of a concern until it starts to heavily outweigh the active number of members. Considering that most of our moderators are inacive, as I mentioned, I don't think this is an issue.

On the topic of cheezee's moderator-hood, I vote no. Cheezee has made a great deal of positive progress towards being what I would consider as capable of the tasks this job requires, but is not yet at the point where I think he can be a completely fair and impartial moderator. I do think that he will reach this point in the near future if he continues along this path, but I don't think he's there just yet.

As we discussed, cheezee, you're headed in the right direction and I hope you continue down that path :)

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