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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlahNounBlah View Post
    That's what I was thinking! It definitely caused a moment. I even clicked on the link to see if it was full of creepy-crawlies, but it just looked like netting. But I tend to be surprised by what disturbs people. Unless it's obvious, I never know.
    I don't care for spiders, but I have always found webs interesting.
    They're like a symbolic work of art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    That is great. I want to go there!

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    I love it, Costrin. Maybe it's an Ne thing, but for me, this crystal-clearly explains and defines how different societal aspects manifest in a society. I can't think of a better metaphor.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    So I came up with this metaphor...
    Interesting approach. The SP description does not seem to stick with the web metaphor. I usually prefer the descriptions that keep the instincts based on survival, since these concepts are supposed to be at a lower level than even the types themselves. It seems like the web metaphor could still fit with the survival focus, since spiders use webs for protection and to gather food. (And some of them look neat too... )
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

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    Quote Originally Posted by speculative View Post
    Interesting approach. The SP description does not seem to stick with the web metaphor. I usually prefer the descriptions that keep the instincts based on survival, since these concepts are supposed to be at a lower level than even the types themselves. It seems like the web metaphor could still fit with the survival focus, since spiders use webs for protection and to gather food. (And some of them look neat too... )
    Well I think it fits. :P It could be further refined though, but that's what more in depth descriptions are for imo.
    "All humour has a foundation of truth."
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    Hmm... thinking on this further, maybe the instinctual variant web metaphor for SP could include something like, "SP is focused on the web itself, making sure it is large enough to provide shelter and catch food." SP seems to be centered around security; spider webs are spiders' homes, so that would seem to fit the metaphor pretty well.
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

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    Nice metaphor. I like how you basically sum things up in around one sentence each. Very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Nice metaphor. I like how you basically sum things up in around one sentence each. Very helpful.
    Yup. Originally the thread was gonna be "Short Descriptions of the Instincts", then I came up with this metaphor in the process of doing that.
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