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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:22 pm

Barbierians?

"Barbarian" is mostly a mythical word. The "barbarians" that the Romans referred to included Goths, Celts, oh yeah those of the Persian Empire, an older civilization that Rome.

But today, this word conjures a different connotation: the Dionysian as opposed to the Apollonian (and we'll have room for both in our camp)!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:09 pm

Anybody who didn't speak greek was my understanding.
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Postby 420FienD420 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:01 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Barbierians?

"Barbarian" is mostly a mythical word. The "barbarians" that the Romans referred to included Goths, Celts, oh yeah those of the Persian Empire, an older civilization that Rome.

But today, this word conjures a different connotation: the Dionysian as opposed to the Apollonian (and we'll have room for both in our camp)!


I like to consider myself a Dionysian/Bacchant barbarian
I didn't really think there were many other kinds.
An Apollonian barbarian would be sort of ironic, as Apollo is indicitive of order and thus civilization

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Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:24 am

I like to think of myself, or, my ancestors at least, the classic barbarian referred to.........
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:01 am

420FienD420 wrote:An Apollonian barbarian would be sort of ironic, as Apollo is indicitive of order and thus civilization

Yes, that's what the "as opposed to" signifies. :)

We will also be developing a civilized Roman camp as well, to portray the Apollonian alternative...

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Postby littleflower » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:59 pm

two camps .... how will they differ?

will each have their own religion, for instance?

will one camp have better weapons or tactics?

will the camps mingle in peaceful ways?

will it be possible to be a barbarian one day, and civilized the next?

how civilized - or uncivilized - is burningman, in general?

am i asking stupid questions?

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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:20 pm

littleflower wrote:two camps .... how will they differ?

will each have their own religion, for instance?

will one camp have better weapons or tactics?

will the camps mingle in peaceful ways?

will it be possible to be a barbarian one day, and civilized the next?

how civilized - or uncivilized - is burningman, in general?

am i asking stupid questions?


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Postby littleflower » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:34 pm

seven questions, six answers! hmmmmmm ....

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:11 am

littleflower wrote:two camps .... how will they differ?

That is up to the actual camp members and no one else. ;)

will each have their own religion, for instance?

Sure, why not, at least temporarily.
will one camp have better weapons or tactics?

What would the sport be in that?
will the camps mingle in peaceful ways?

I think that we are pretending to be in violent conflict, aren't we? Does this sound like a place for Serious People? :)
will it be possible to be a barbarian one day, and civilized the next?

You know, art imitates life, doesn't it?
how civilized - or uncivilized - is burningman, in general?

You're a newby aren't you. I can tell.
am i asking stupid questions?

Only if that was your last question. ;)

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Postby littleflower » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:39 pm

a few more questions:

are you leaning towards something historical? or a free-wheeling anything goes kind of barbarianism?

will forks be allowed?

will there be a penalty for romans who look more like ancient greeks? or barbarians who look like conan, our governator?

speaking of punishment .... will you have a rack? will all prisoners be killed, or incarcerated? will the geneva convention apply?

:lol:

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Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:51 pm

I"m wondering if those are questions or requests?.......

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Postby littleflower » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:41 am

of course they are requests! especially the forkings.

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Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:55 am

a true vixen..........
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:12 am

littleflower wrote:a few more questions:

are you leaning towards something historical? or a free-wheeling anything goes kind of barbarianism? :

Is this Burningman or Pennsic??? (Anyone from the SCA?)

Seriously, I side with whoever shows up. Bottom line. BS walks. :)

will forks be allowed?:

If you get into being jabbed in the butt.
We never had forks at Burningman previously, why start now? ;)

will there be a penalty for romans who look more like ancient greeks? or barbarians who look like conan, our governator?:

Penalty? Sure, if you like. :twisted:

speaking of punishment .... will you have a rack? will all prisoners be killed, or incarcerated? will the geneva convention apply?

:lol:

You're supposed to provide the rack, dear. ;)

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Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:15 am

can I come in I bring my spear and magic helmet?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJAXJWm8G4A[/youtube]
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:46 pm

hmmm .... i don't have a rack ... but i do have a chair

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what about monsters? they might be fun to fight, if we get sick of fighting each other ... how about this one:


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Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:38 pm

how did you manage to hang onto that rope long enough for someone to paint a portrait of you?
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Postby littleflower » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:52 pm

hanging as the easy part ... that monster kept breathing on me ... i think he ate a bunch of garlic eating types that day ....

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Postby Igneouss » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:59 am

As an observer of this thread I am amused that littleflower is way more interesting than any of the supposed barbarians here. Me thinks that the barbarians are hoping an actual girl might join the camp. :)

Littleflower, this video might be educational before you join the barbarians:

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/video/nerds

:)

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:22 am

And your point being?

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Postby Igneouss » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:51 am

*evil grin*

All done, thanks. Please reach your own conclusions.

However, you gotta admit that that is one of the funnier Triumph The Insult Dog scenes - even if you don't recognize your self...

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Postby Igneouss » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:53 am

Seriously though...

I'll be sure to bring a bottle of gift booze around.

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Postby littleflower » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:18 am

very funny video ...

but ... comparing burningman barbarians to star wars geeks?

i don't get that at all ... the barbarians are creating something new, and i actually love the concept. the geeks are just copying a movie ...

hmmmm ........ ?????

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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:25 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Anybody who didn't speak greek was my understanding.


Well what cha expect for a bunch of barbarians!

And I though Ugly's Avatar was a Native American. Barbarians were kind of white or a sun burnt red

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:36 am

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:And I though Ugly's Avatar was a Native American. Barbarians were kind of white or a sun burnt red


It's actually an Ernie Chan original. That's for the geeks out there. ;)

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:02 pm

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Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:17 am

is that Ann Curry from the Today show, on the left?
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Postby littleflower » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:12 am

how come the girls are always more scantily clad than the boys?

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:13 am

littleflower wrote:how come the girls are always more scantily clad than the boys?


I'll find the girls, you find the boys. :)

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