I followed the link to your YouTube Channel, impressive in terms of appearance...http://www.youtube.c...thedonconsidine
As you explained, Ethan's philosophy...
"...is mine own, and is still in development. I have been significantly influenced by a number of college professors, and specific authors/ideologists who have influenced me being (chronological order): Stephen King, Malcolm X, Richard Dawkins, Bill Hicks, Ayn Rand, B. F. Skinner, and several artistic works, particularly that of various filmmakers, authors (Asimov, Bradbury), and particularly several video game franchises: Silent Hill, the Ico Series, and Bioshock.
I'm a bisexual with a strong male preference, atheist ("agnostic atheist" to be specific, "atheist" for brevity's sake), influenced by Radical Behaviorism, Objectivism, Empiricism, Probabilistic Determinism, Nihilism, and politically ambiguous at the moment, although leaning toward temporary, immediate planned society, and eventual anarcho-capitalism.
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River Falls, Wisconsin; Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Reading about philosophy, religion, psychology, cooking, video games (I don't like most video games, I like only games that have valuable aesthetic appeal, games that possess story and plot, and atmosphere, thus I only like certain franchises, such as Silent hill, Bioshock, The Ico Universe, GTA San Andreas, Enter the Matrix, Resident Evil 4, Halo 1,2, Reach, and the Star Wars Battlefront series. I also enjoy Gears of War, Madden, and ATV Offroad Fury. The only sport I care for is football; I'm big fan of th NFL, I usually root for the Packers, Patriots, Steelers, Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Lions, and Rams. I am an aspiring filmmaker. Indeed, filmmaking is the only future that I can envision myself pursuing.
I love movies of aesthetic value, I dislike most mainstream productions, as most of them lack any variability, and genuine substance. I love anything by: M. Night Shyamalan (although everything after The Village is terrible), Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Charlie Kaufman, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, Ron Howard, The Coen Bros, Gore Verbinski, Tim Burton, Mel Brooks, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Russel Crowe, Leonardo Dicaprio, Will Smith, Christian Bale, Jim Carrey (his serious work, such as The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, is amazing). Specifically: Synecdoche, Requiem for a Dream, A Beautiful Mind, The Matrix trilogy, The original Star Wars trilogy (the new ones are mediocre advertising vehicles for George Lucas' action figures), The original Indiana Jones trilogy, Citizen Kane, The Silence of the Lambs, The Blair Witch Project, Signs, The Sixth Sense, most independent films. TV SHOWS: The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Lost, The first 3 seasons of 24, Dexter, Rick Steve's Europe and various PBS productions, QI, The Boondocks, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and my own personal favorite, The Complete Guide to Everything, the greatest podcast ever: http://tcgte.com/
I enjoy several different genres, but I usually prefer music that is a blend of several different genres. My pet favorite is film scores. SPECIFIC ARTISTS: Trent Reznor, Chopin, Coil, Akira Yamaoka/Melissa Williamson, Maynard James Keenan, Deftones, The Veils, Saul Williams, Immortal Technique, Jonathan Davis, Filter, Marilyn Manson, Tom Waits, Evanescence, Nirvana, VNV Nation, Black Light Burns, Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit, Placebo, Tricky, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Sigur Ros, Slipknot/Corey Taylor, Ice Cube, Massive Attack, Portishead, Radiohead, Nas, Mobb Deep, The Notorious B.I.G., The Wu-Tang Clan, and various others. John Williams, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Angelo Badalamenti, Enya, Yanni, Martin O'Donnell, Michael Giacchino, Clint Mansell, Don Davis, etc.
Currently reading B. F. Skinner, Ayn Rand, Albert Camus, Richard Dawkins, Stephen King, other various literary and philosophical works (I plan on studying Nietzsche and Wittgenstein soon), and textbooks for classes.
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You display intelligence and creativeness.
It would have served you well had you approached the members on OL with intelligence and creativeness.
You would have discovered that many of us had personal experiences with some of the persons that you claim influence you.
Sadly, you chose to interact with a mirage of your own creation and the result is that you gained nothing positive or productive from some folks who are exceptional people and would have freely interacted with you to all of our benefits.
When you decide to return, you will be welcomed back by most of the members.
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice..and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."