April 5, 2013

The trouble with collecting...


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  1. This guy is like a prophet.

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    1. A prophet fortells the future and warns against committing sin. This guy is just saying something that we all know to be true already.

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    2. Incorrect. A prophet does not necessarily tell the future at all. If you're going to try and *that* anal, at least read a dictionary first.

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    3. A prophet's main job is pointing out sin. predicting the future is just a side perk for a few of them.

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    4. I think it's hilarious that anon @ 12:17 is getting called anal by somebody who is apparently waaaaaaaay more anal than they are. Though, appreatnly they aren't as anal as I am. I did just go check Merriam Wester's.
      : one who utters divinely inspired revelations: as
      a often capitalized : the writer of one of the prophetic books of the Bible
      b capitalized : one regarded by a group of followers as the final authoritative revealer of God's will
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      : one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight; especially : an inspired poet
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      : one who foretells future events : predictor
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      : an effective or leading spokesman for a cause, doctrine, or group
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      Christian Science
      a : a spiritual seer
      b : disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth

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      prophet
      noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

      Person who speaks by divine inspiration, revealing or interpreting the will of a god. Prophets have appeared in many religions throughout history. The most familiar in the West are such Old Testament leaders as Moses, Isaiah, and Daniel, along with the Prophet Muhammad. In contrast to the diviner or interpreter of omens (see divination), who may answer private questions, prophets often address the destiny and moral life of a whole people. Some prophets seek to create a new society that will realize their message and thus found new religions. Others may look only to reform or purify an existing society and religion. The tone of prophecy ranges widely, from ecstasy, inspired utterance, and ethical fervor to passionate social criticism, prediction of the future, and expectation of apocalypse.


      So they directly mention fortelling the future a couple times, but only obliquely reference preaching against sin.

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    5. Not another anonymous.4/06/2013 1:49 AM

      Oh thank goodness for that wall of text! That was absolutely necessary.

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    6. Hitler should be mentioned at this point, or at least the Nazis. Proper internet argument protocol is what keeps us all civilized, after all.

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  2. I have literally three bookshelves for graphic novels. Let me serve as a warning to all.

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    1. Is that all?

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    2. "Three? Psh. Rookie." HA HA HA!

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    3. Not another anonymous.4/06/2013 1:51 AM

      Considering my friend has an entire wall of bookshelves filled with comics, yeah "rookie".

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    4. Three bookshelves sounds pretty civil. If they were filled with novels instead of graphic novels I don't think anybody would even bat an eyelash. Lots of people have three bookshelves worth of stuff.

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    5. trades have destroyed my bookshelves

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    6. Yeah, sorry. I meant "bookcases" when i said bookshelves. Five shelves each.

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    7. Come on now, we don't know how big these bookcases are. I mean there are bookcases http://www.allmodern.com/Blu-Dot-Chicago-3-Box-CH1-3BXKIT-BLD1039.html (74.5" H x "34 W x 12" D) and then there are -bookcases- http://www.allmodern.com/Tema-Denso-Composition-2010-007-9500-TMA1366.html (84" H x 145" W x 13" D).

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    8. They're most comparable to this one.

      http://www.allmodern.com/Steelcase-Currency-72-H-Bookcase-TS5TLBK3672-SCA1142.html

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  3. Solution: only buy good comics. There are only or two of those per month.

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    1. I beg to differ. There are many many good comics every week. Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean it's not good.

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    2. If there's two per month I'm missing half the good comics out there! Plenty of good stuff, just seems none of it is monthly. I probably buy 15 new floppy style comics a year.

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    3. I just realized I said “only or two.” Too bad I can’t edit that.

      Of course that’s my personal taste. But I would expect that while other people might have different tastes, we would all like about the same quantity of things.

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  4. I'm surprised Mr. Tim didn't put a "just as planned" tag on this one.

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