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  • A big fish in a small pond

    7 16.67%
  • A small fish in a big pond

    17 40.48%
  • An averaged-sized fish in a pond of adequate dimensions

    10 23.81%
  • The pond

    8 19.05%
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    But you have dead fish in you. :-p And frog butts.
    I got live fish too. Not to mention all those valuable bacteria.

    I changed my reason. I wanna be the pond 'cause it would be better than playing spore -- I'd have real goddamn organisms to manipulate.
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    I'd like to be the pond or a small fish in the pond.
    Pond= calm, "shelter"...just have a nice feel to it.
    small fish= much more to "discover" in that pond, plus there's more space and you're comfy.
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    It doesn't matter what size fish you are as long as you're happy being that size. A big fish worries about losing power. A small fish worries about not being a big fish. I would prefer not to worry at all, being nobody, going nowhere.
    Do fish often tell you about their deepest fears?
    Being nobody, going nowhere - it's your calling
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    I'm just playing. I meant that if someone pees in you (and you're the pond), then a larger portion of your volume will be dedicated to feces (aka crap, detritis, etc.). You don't want that, do you? Of course not...

    by "bulk" I meant "the larger portion."

    This is so NF.


    My question was: is it bulk/large portion 15%, 37% 62% or 88%.
    Without that nothing can actually be said.


    I truly don't understand the problem with feces.This is fully natural matter.
    Even all the animals create them all the time.

    If it happens the there is to many feces the life will die but the pond will stay and with time it will purify itself. So once again some form of life will be able to exist in the pond.
    That means that if you are fish you will die but if you are pond you have a chance.


    As I have said in the first post the pond can exist without life, hope or goal.

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    I chose to be the big fish because I just can't think of myself as a small fish. However, after reading everyone's replies, I'm feeling quite constricted by my decision now. Although my initial decision wasn't made from taking things literally at all, so I suppose that means something. I was thinking purely in the terms of my relations to the other fish and not things like having space to explore and stuff like that.
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    a fish in my own pond. Preferably large pond.

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    "I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome." - Julius Caesar

    This is what I read as "A big fish in a small pond".

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    I chose an averaged-sized fish in a pond of adequate dimensions.

    My reasons are that I want to live life noticed, but don't want to have to worry about being alienated or lacking resources. Constantly being attacked, in any way (conversationally, physically, etc.) wouldn't be pleasant either, even if you're normally tolerant to it, so being too small would not be acceptable.

    My thoughts on the responses linked with "I want to have the big pond to explore" makes me think of the conversation leading to Antisocial's piss-pond. More quantity, less content. I wouldn't want to go unnoticed either. I've done my hiding and I am through, but neither do I want to be an arrogant, condescending asshole that feels as though his power could slip from him at any moment. Insecurity is the big fish. Always gotta one-up the next guy to remain on top.

    It really depends. I like questions like these.
    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
    --Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"

    Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
    --Isaac Asimov

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    This is so NF.


    My question was: is it bulk/large portion 15%, 37% 62% or 88%.
    Without that nothing can actually be said.
    This is so retarded.

    "Larger portion" means a greater portion of your volume is dedicated to pee than before [organism] peed in you. Percentage is irrelevant.

    I'd like to reemphasize that we're talking about detritis, not a grand philosophical concept. There is nothing to be said in the first place. That's what this means:

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    This is so retarded.

    "Larger portion" means a greater portion of your volume is dedicated to pee than before [organism] peed in you. Percentage is irrelevant.

    I'd like to reemphasize that we're talking about detritis, not a grand philosophical concept. There is nothing to be said in the first place. That's what this means:
    Please take a look at you post. You actually haven't said anything new.

    You don't want to look at this as philosophical concept,OK.

    I have said that I want percentages. That is because the pond can function normaly if the amount of things like crap and piss is low enough.


    You can also look at the things this way. Would you rather be pond that simply exist or would you rather be fish that has its biological functions.
    If some guy take a piss in the pond you live in, it is unavoidable that some of it will enter your body because of process like eating or breathing.

    What means that if we are not talking about philosophical concept your choice means that you are Ok with the fact metioned above and actually doubt that you are.

    What are you trying to prove?

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