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Thread #59418 Message #3370819
Posted By: Little Hawk
02-Jul-12 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Maybe no one showed up at Hawking's party, because they just weren't interested. ;-) Hawking may have overestimated his own importance in assuming they would show up.
Look, guys, think about this. Chongo is, as you say, very much into reflecting exaggerated testosterone-laden stereotypes of one sort or another, showing off how tough he is, etc.
Rapparee says he may be trying to camouflage "his effeminacy".
That's just silly. There's nothing effeminate about Chongo.
However, there's another angle on this thing entirely, and it is this. Chongo pretty much acts almost completely opposite to the way I would in most situations. He talks differently than I do. His life is radically different from mine.
Can you guess how refreshing it is for someone like me to step briefly into an alterego that is completely opposite to myself? Hmmm?
It's fun. Every character that I create allows me to BE someone else for a little while, and that's fun. Penelope Rutledge? Fun. Chongo? Fun. Shane? Fun. Olive Whatnoll? Fun. Corridus? Fun.
Why should I limit myself to creating male characters just because I'm male? Why should I limit myself to creating human characters just because I'm human? Why not try out absolutely anything that comes to mind?
And why would the rest of you limit yourselves so much to your present corporeal mind-body temporary construct/identity and not look to other possibilities?
Are you one-trick ponies? Or can you think outside the box?