Character sheet, description, backstory, and other details of an Orphan psychic in the Mage: The Ascension gaming system.
Archive for September, 2001
To be unique, unprecedented, one-of-a-kind… to be an individual. What does it entail? Can it be accomplished? Why do we… rather, why do I make it such a priority? My first instinct is to classify individuality as a cultural aspect. After all, were the Nazis stark individualists? Don’t many cultures enforce a strict dress code [...]
In A Definition of Justice, Aristotle elaborates several philosophical issues inherent in a democratic system of government. He presents a definition of the state that stresses justice as a crucial aspect of government workings. Justice, as he explains it, is the “common interest” that arises from mutual friendship rather than simple companionship. Attaining such a [...]
What, I wonder, does one gain from reflection? No, I don’t mean that familiar face that stares back at you from the mirror every morning. I’m talking about introspection, the practice of examining one’s own volitions, conceptions, emotions, of examining one’s very mind, from an objective viewpoint. What could one possibly gain from such an [...]
…I suppose love is as good a topic to dwell on as any. Honestly, though, an hour doesn’t go by that I fail to consider (my) own lot in this most vital of emotions. Such is one of the less subtle aspects of love, I suppose. From my own experience, love is ever-present. Perhaps this [...]
What will be my reflections today, I wonder? What sort of wisdom can I garnish from a day as seemingly mundane as this? They say life is a collection of moments. If this is so, then some peoples’ collections must certainly be more impressive than mine. Of course, this is a moot point. What to [...]