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The original, since 2002. I explicitly disavow necessarily agreeing and/or disagreeing with any statements made prior to 2013, unless confirmed after that timeframe. I also explicitly disavow necessarily agreeing with any statements I make involving your mother, unless clearly framed as being factual. I implicitly disavow [redacted], which I've redacted because if I went right out and said it then it wouldn't be implicit. Parental Advisory: Implicit Context. Subsidization isn't something I'm heavily into in most areas, but it's pretty rad when the Big Guy does it for our personal character/eternal redemption. I also really, really like making polls.

Recommended reading for those visiting for the first time:
--Autumn Rain Prologue
--Bean vs Deadpool
--Grandpa Lewanut Loses a Refrigerator
--The Bumbleking Christmas Miracle
--Prints in the Sand

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Are You Happy Now?

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:53 AM


I've been thinking for a while about the idea of happiness, and how best to write a journal about it. Most of us want to be happy, and there's no shortage of suggestions as to how we should accomplish that. Marketers tell us we'll be happier with their products. Television tells us we'll be happier with a significant other, especially if we take them to see the parent company's movies. Music tells us we'll be happier if we do the freaky dance with as many partners as possible. Our parents tell us they'll be happier if we meet a nice girl, settle down, and provide them with grandchildren before Alzheimer's sets in. Leonard Bruni tells us “Virtue alone produces happiness,” which is why we never hear about Leonard Bruni anymore. That may change, if “Virtue” goes the route of “True Religion” and becomes an expensive clothing brand.

I recently saw an editorial about porn, and it made me think. The writer claimed that it gives you a quick dopamine fix, but ultimately leaves you feeling hollow. (Dopamine is the drug your brain uses to tell you you're happy.) The first thing I thought was “man, that reminds me of video games.” You get the dopamine release of having accomplished something fantastic, but at the end of the day you know “I just wasted my weekend pretending to do something.” It's the same with the catharsis of movies, novels, or Broadway musicals. Even the loud, syncopated rhythms of popular music exist only to distract us from the fact that we really aren't happy. As long as we aren't thinking about being unhappy, we're happy, right? If we're having fun, isn't that the same as being happy?

Like I said, I've been thinking for a while about writing a journal on happiness. It ended up shorter than I intended, but that's okay. Closure came to me, as on a gentle breeze, while I scrubbed out the bathtub. It was a menial task, a bit on the gross side, not really my cup of tea. And as I was doing it, scrubbing this disgusting filthy tub, it occurred to me that at that moment I was happy. I wasn't having fun, I wasn't being entertained, I wasn't even accomplishing anything that wouldn't be undone within the span of the season. But I was happy, and I knew it, even if I didn't clap my hands. Maybe Leonard Bruni was on to something. Go be happy. No closing link this time.

Should compressing the volume's dynamic range be a standard option on DVDs and Blu-Rays? 

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5 deviants said Yes, it should become standard, like subtitles.
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4 deviants said It's a nice idea for an option, but it doesn't need to be standard.
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Is it reasonable to require an information cost for something someone's already paid a financial cost for? (Clarifications are in a comment.) 

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1 deviant said It's usually not reasonable, but there are exceptions.
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1 deviant said Only in order to tie content to a single owner.
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1 deviant said Only if the information cost is explicitly mentioned before any money is paid.
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1 deviant said It's usually reasonable, but again, exceptions exist.
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No deviants said No, it's never reasonable.
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No deviants said Only if minimal information is required.
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No deviants said Only in order to tie content to a single owner, with minimal information required.
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:icontheshadowemperor:
TheShadowEmperor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you heard about the potential return of Bionicle next year?
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I have, but thanks for making sure! It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. If it does turn out to be a troll, they're at least a rather competent one!
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TheShadowEmperor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The set designs do look legitimate, but it's the "coming soon" redirect page on Lego.com that really convinced me. I'm a bit wary of a reboot or at the very least a tone shift, but I'm really happy just to see the original Toa returning!
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Oh, have non-blurry pictures of the sets emerged? I haven't seen those.
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scruffymatt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Hey mate, are you aware that Retrocoolness set up a new forum, which most of the Bumbleking regulars are looking at? There's even been a new Posts of Awesomeness thread started, and it's been suggested you need to prove your domination of it again!
(I should also point out that back at Bumbleking, LBD_Nytetrayn is slowly creeping up on your high score)

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Lewanut Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I'm aware, yes. Can't say that I'm terribly interested right now, though. And Bumbleking is a tumor I've gladly excised, as much as I might miss individuals from it.
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scruffymatt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Fair enough.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! Much appreciated.
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I'd actually meant to watch you sooner; still trying to find time to catch up on your existing writings.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that's gonna take a while. ;) Good luck and thanks!
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