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    You could also ask "Is the alpha male more alpha than someone who secretly plots to destroy him?"

    (i.e. not a personal fan of the alpha male)
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    This isnt about a clash of opinions. Disagreeing on something with an alpha isnt a battle for the position of the alpha male in the group, therefore what you say about agreeing with alpha is not relevant on the example you gave.
    So from this follows that you're actually describing a battle for the position of alpha male? Meaning that the guy who laughs and looks down on him is trying to take over the "leadership"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Oh what a scary thing an alpha Mole would be!
    But what would Mole be without Green Fairy to look after?

    And what would Green Fairy be without Mole to look after?

    I ask you, and you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Well, my dear Green Fairy, my philosopher wood nymph, some like to pretend they are the Alpha Mole. And who can blame them? Can there be anything more arresting than Mole rampant, uttering his warcry, "A Mole! A Mole!", striking terror into the hearts of the Weasels and the Stoats?
    " ... just a dead mole in its black suede-like fur, but with just two little neat puncture marks at the back of the neck ... reasons are unclear but stoats or weasels are thought to be involved ... and it is believed they may have thought they were " ... alpha-moles? be afraid my dear Mole, be very very a-f-r-a-i-d!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    But what would Mole be without Green Fairy to look after?

    And what would Green Fairy be without Mole to look after?
    some st-t-toats are known to keep moles as ... pets! and even, the green fairy in a ... bottle!

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    Default The Weasels and the Stoats in the Wild Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by st-t-toat View Post
    " ... just a dead mole in its black suede-like fur, but wth just two little neat puncture marks at the back of the neck ... reasons are unclear but stoates or weasels are thought to be involved ... and it is believed they may have thought they were " ... alpha-moles? be afraid my dear Mole, be very very a-f-r-a-i-d!
    Who wouldn't be afraid in the Wild Wood as dusk closes in and the Weasels and the Stoats come out -

    Mole pushed on towards the Wild Wood, which lay before him low and threatening, like a black reef in some still southern sea.

    There was nothing to alarm him at first entry. Twigs crackled under his feet, logs tripped him, funguses on stumps resembled caricatures, and startled him for the moment by their likeness to something familiar and far away; but that was all fun, and exciting. It led him on, and he penetrated to where the light was less, and trees crouched nearer and nearer, and holes made ugly mouths at him on either side.

    Everything was very still now. The dusk advanced on him steadily, rapidly, gathering in behind and before; and the light seemed to be draining away like flood-water.

    Then the faces began.

    It was over his shoulder, and indistinctly, that he first thought he saw a face, a little, evil, wedge-shaped face, looking out at him from a hole. When he turned and confronted it, the thing had vanished.

    He quickened his pace, telling himself cheerfully not to begin imagining things or there would be simply no end to it. He passed another hole, and another, and another; and then—yes!—no!—yes! certainly a little, narrow face, with hard eyes, had flashed up for an instant from a hole, and was gone. He hesitated—braced himself up for an effort and strode on. Then suddenly, and as if it had been so all the time, every hole, far and near, and there were hundreds of them, seemed to possess its face, coming and going rapidly, all fixing on him glances of malice and hatred: all hard-eyed and evil and sharp.

    If he could only get away from the holes in the banks, he thought, there would be no more faces. He swung off the path and plunged into the untrodden places of the wood.

    Then the whistling began.

    Very faint and shrill it was, and far behind him, when first he heard it; but somehow it made him hurry forward. Then, still very faint and shrill, it sounded far ahead of him, and made him hesitate and want to go back. As he halted in indecision it broke out on either side, and seemed to be caught up and passed on throughout the whole length of the wood to its farthest limit. They were up and alert and ready, evidently, whoever they were! And he—he was alone, and unarmed, and far from any help; and the night was closing in.

    Then the pattering began.

    He thought it was only falling leaves at first, so slight and delicate was the sound of it. Then as it grew it took a regular rhythm, and he knew it for nothing else but the pat-pat-pat of little feet still a very long way off. Was it in front or behind? It seemed to be first one, and then the other, then both. It grew and it multiplied, till from every quarter as he listened anxiously, leaning this way and that, it seemed to be closing in on him. As he stood still to hearken, a rabbit came running hard towards him through the trees. He waited, expecting it to slacken pace or to swerve from him into a different course. Instead, the animal almost brushed him as it dashed past, his face set and hard, his eyes staring. "Get out of this, you fool, get out!" the Mole heard him mutter as he swung round a stump and disappeared down a friendly burrow.

    The pattering increased till it sounded like sudden hail on the dry leaf-carpet spread around him. The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or—somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither. He ran up against things, he fell over things and into things, he darted under things and dodged round things. At last he took refuge in the deep, dark hollow of an old beech tree, which offered shelter, concealment—perhaps even safety, but who could tell? Anyhow, he was too tired to run any further, and could only snuggle down into the dry leaves which had drifted into the hollow and hope he was safe for a time. And as he lay there panting and trembling, and listened to the whistlings and the patterings outside, he knew it at last, in all its fulness, that dread thing which other little dwellers in field and hedgerow had encountered here, and known as their darkest moment—that thing which the Rat had vainly tried to shield him from—the Terror of the Wild Wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    ... but who could tell?
    as i said, dear Mole, as i ... SAID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by st-t-toat View Post
    some st-t-toats are known to keep moles as ... pets! and even, the green fairy in a ... bottle!
    Nooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Nooooo!
    Take no notice, dear Green Fairy. Stand with Mole and we will see off these fabrications of the Weasels and the Stoats.

    Indeed who could stand against a Mole and a Green Fairy united in the pursuit of goodness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Nooooo!
    fear not green fairy for st-t-toats also know ... that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder;

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