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Become a Mermaid

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-06-15 05:07:34

    I love this meme of our Lord Bearclaw, aka Brion Woods of Kanawa County, West Virginia.

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-15 10:48:43

      @Captain Bones I enjoy the 'discussions' between the two of you, but maybe puting the mans name on here is a step too far?

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    • lordbearclaw
      lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 13:16:42

      @Captain Bones

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-06-15 14:16:52

        @lordbearclaw You've already posted it yourself on SNS, so it is now public information. Would you really like me to repost your post where you state your information and publicly talk about your mother and home? How the hell do you think I found it? It's there, it's already there for the whole world to see, and you posted it. You and I both know that there is absolutely nothing you or your imaginary lawyer (delusional hypocrisy) can do about it. You don't like it, then leave this sight. You are not wanted here, Brion Woods. You are like the arrogant obnoxious kid who was not invited to the party because no one likes him, but being an egotistical jerk, he figures that it was just a mistake on his being left off the guest list, so he invites himself. The other kids are, of course, annoyed that he had the audacity to show up, but they are too polite to tell him to leave. Instead, they decide to ignore, but they can't ignore him, because he continually tries to impose his will: "This party is too loud, you'd better tone it down. Those kids are too young to be drinking. No jumping into the pool naked, this is a mixed party. And that music - rock and roll? Are you kidding me? Classic is so much better, and let me tell you why." This sight is not really appropriate for your particular personality, Brion Woods. If you'll excuse the pun, it doesn't really sheath your sword. So if I were you, I'd search the internet for a more compatible venue that is devoted to pomposity where you can argue and debate to your heart's content with like fellows who feel the constant need to tell all on the sight that they are smarter than each other. I really hope we've heard the last of you, but not sure, since you've constantly proven yourself to be very slow on the uptake. For a self professed genius, you are really quite stupid.

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    • Andromeda
      Andromeda Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-21 15:54:54

      @Captain Bones You are a savage lmao

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    • maireacalia
      maireacalia Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-21 22:06:16

      @Captain Bones I've always wondered why a 46 year old man frequents a goal that has many kids and teenagers?? Its a little creepy if you really think about it.

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  • lordbearclaw
    lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-14 14:33:44

    And as for the "discussion" below, here is the truth of it:

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    • Captain Bones
      Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-06-15 15:32:55

      @lordbearclaw Not really the truth. I actually meant what I said, but decided to offer an olive branch. Now, by your posting my messages, you've spit on my olive branch, so screw you, Brion Woods.

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  • lordbearclaw
    lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-13 16:58:07

    Oh, I guarantee you it's not "pointless". The great majority of those who were "interested" in this fantasy from seven years ago have likely grown up (assuming an average age seven years ago of 13), got jobs, graduated high school, went on to college, started families, etc. and they in all likelihood don't believe in this fantasy at all.

    Only a few people remain who were here seven years ago, and those people, if they were older than 13 at the time would now be in their early twenties, and they are choosing to continue perpetuating an impossible fantasy to impressionable children who do not need to be lied to.

    I can guarantee with 100% certainty that anyone who tells you that they have achieved any amount of success at this are either lying or are delusional. Humans do not become half anything. We do not have the DNA coding to become anything other than what we are. Anyone telling you different is lying.

    That's not being "sanctimonious", that's called being Truthful. Truth and lies are not "equally valid viewpoints" - a lie isn't valid at all. There are no "merfolk" - only wannabees who hide behind a keyboard and live in a fantasy that they are "changing" into a hybrid creature and that "magic(k)" is real.

    As for me not having a life.... lol. I have done more than most people do in a lifetime. &#xsmile;

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 2 cheers 2017-06-15 10:46:22

      @lordbearclaw Nobody needs to be lied to, but anybody can choose to believe a lie. Trying to take this choice away from people by forcingly making them adapt to your truth is nothing more than being a dictator.

      Furthermore, your assumptions that these people are weak, being manipulated and need you to bring them the light is condescending and degrading. Stop puting yourself in the role of saviour of people who don't need to be saved.

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-06-15 11:13:18

        @rainbowssparks Love it.

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      • lordbearclaw
        lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 13:19:13

        @rainbowssparks I'm not making or forcing anyone to choose to believe the Truth. Such a notion is absurd. I am exercising my Freedom of Speech to present the factual truth in counterpoint to the lies. You can believe what you will.

        Let's say that this goal was about whether or not you could build a working 57 Chevy out of pancakes. No matter how many "yes men" and instigators all clamor that such a thing is possible, spreading lies and misinformation, the simple, plain truth is that the chassis, internal combustion engine, tires, windshield, shell, seats, etc. etc. etc. simply cannot be made out of pancakes and be expected to be functional.

        That is simple physics and mechanical principles. Anyone who then posts to that goal explaining this (which should be common sense) shouldn't be attacked, made fun of, or threatened.

        Yet, because of a little thing called cognitive dissonance, this is exactly what happens when someone like me straight up says that these fantasies are simply impossible and worse yet, may be damaging to the psyche if continued into adulthood, and may in certain cases actually place individuals in actual danger.

        Look at the "vampire" goals that used to be on the old site - then look up the information on the underage girl and her overage "vampire boyfriend" that murdered her parents and then took off cross country before being stopped - all because she believed he was a "vampire". Look at the plethora of "magic spells" on the internet for becoming this or that, some of which call for the ingestion of certain seemingly innocuous substances that can, in conjunction with other substances, be deadly.

        Or the ingestion of too much of something - on the old site I shut down a thread in which one wannabee was telling others to ingest iron pills in order to "train" their body to handle the iron in blood. It doesn't work that way - excess iron ingestion is lethal. Same thing with water - good, plain old, harmless H20 - drink too much, too fast and you will push yourself into water intoxication where you throw the electrolyte / water balance off, and the electrolytes needed to keep your heart beating are then in far too small of a concentration in solution in your bloodstream to work - and you die. And I still see these and others - in "magic spells" all over the Net.

        Sure, YOU might know better, and your friends might know better, but there are millions upon millions of children in the world who have Internet access who do not know better and will follow these fantasies even to the point of inadvertent self-harm.

        No one is saying people are weak, or that I'm a "savior" or that I'm bringing anyone to the "light". Please. What I AM saying, and what I have always said, is that people deserve to have the truth presented to them as well as a lie. Plain and simple - if you have the right to deceive others, then I have the right to present the information that proves you wrong.

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        • rainbowssparks
          rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-15 14:03:07

          @lordbearclaw Have you ever been tested for an autistic spectrum disorder? (You don't have to answer, but think about the question and why I ask you this for a while).

          You fail to see the point people are trying to make over and over, you fail to see that your truth is not necessarily rejected because of pretend games online, you fail to see that you are harrassing people and you fail to see that you use your freedom of speech to limit that of others.

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          • Captain Bones
            Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-06-15 15:25:42

            @rainbowssparks I agree with you 100%. Autism is a certain possibility. And definitely delusional with OCD. One sick puppy.

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          • lordbearclaw
            lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 15:58:24

            @rainbowssparks I am not harassing anyone. I am posting to a public goal like anyone else has the right to do. Just because my postings are unpopular or contradict other posts is NOT harassment.

            Don't like what I say? No one is forcing you to read it, much less believe in it, even though it is proven Science.

            However, other users actively seeking out my information and then posting it online, without my permission, possibly endangering my family, IS targeted harassment.

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            • rainbowssparks
              rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-15 16:38:11

              @lordbearclaw No, you don't think it is harassment, that doesn't mean it isn't harassment. It is not about the right to post, it is about what you post. And I think the whole problem lies in that. You don't seem to see the charge of your messages. You probably really think that it is ok to ask a kid to post photos of their newly grown wings to proof it is real, eventhough you darn well know it is not real. I see that as creepyand I am sure I am not the only one. You seem obsessed with harassing these people just as long until they give you what you want, whatever that may be, because it is totally unclear to me.

              About this realness, did you also contact, for example, J. K. Rowling and ask her to proof Harry Potter is real? I guess not since that is fiction? There is really no evidence that anything written under these goals is anything else than fiction either. We don't know if the people writing these entries really think they are mermaids, werewolves, whatever, when they shut their computer down.

              You also seem really concerned that somebody might read it and think it is true, again, that may also happen when reading Harry Potter, or LOTR. Shall we destroy all these books and films? You seem to like LOTR, you also seem to re-enact certain battles that wouldn't look bad in that story. Do you think LOTR is real? Should I be concerned for you? I don't get why you are not standing outside the library and warning people that the works of fiction they are checking out didn't really happen. If that seems crazy, it is, but not anymore crazy than what you are doing.

              Your intention is probably not bad, but the way you go about is. If you are concerned about problems in this world, there are many problems to focus on; racism, sexism, child marriage, you name it. Use you dedication on one of those instead of problems that don't exist outside your mind.

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              • lordbearclaw
                lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 16:49:37

                @rainbowssparks A work of fiction does not, in and of itself, "magically" subvert people's thinking. That takes a willingness to believe in the fictional world.

                A child, in school, claiming to have wings, or to be a vampire, or a mermaid, is easily seen by their peers to be telling a fantasy, and is therefore not taken seriously, and may even become the brunt of jokes and peer pressure that will correct their behavior in most cases as they grow and mature.

                Not so with the Internet - here, hidden behind nicknames and photoshop a person can basically claim to be anything they want. There are entire groups of people on the Net, both teenaged and adult, who engage in completely delusional fantasies to the point where they may create their own paranoid schizophrenic state in which they remain highly functional but can no longer discern reality from fantasy.

                As for harassment - again, it is not harassment to present the truth in any forum, to any group. If they don't like it, they don't have to read it. No one is forcing them to believe. But if the truth is not presented, if outrageous claims are not challenged, then we end up with a "fish in a barrel" situation where any dissenting opinion except what is popular is silenced.

                This is how people become enamoured of these fantasies to the point where they become delusions.

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                • rainbowssparks
                  rainbowssparks 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:08:08

                  @lordbearclaw You think in extremities. Kids have always played pretend games where they are one person/thing or another. Some go through an entire phase of being with a specific group, just like here online, nothing new there. They turn out fine, I have no doubt that these kids will too.

                  In all honesty, I think you are better off without the internet. Nothing has changed, just that all the information is available. Kids are not that different from 50 years ago, the only thing that changed is that the internet can show us a much wider public, the entire world if you wish. Not everyone can deal with that, you are apparently one of these people.

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                  • lordbearclaw
                    lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:23:23

                    @rainbowssparks No, I think in truths. Yes, out of all the internet users in the world currently only an incredibly small amount subscribe to these fantasies - but what we say here resonates into the future. Again, how many people grow up predisposed to believe in these fantasies because of irresponsible fiction, and then how many act on it in some way?

                    Take for instance the explosion online of kids, teenagers, and adults who thought mermaids were real following he Discovery Channel broadcasting the mockumentary "Mermaids: The Body Found" which was as much a real documentary as Star Wars was.

                    Following the show and for years after fully grown adults were contacting scientific institutes asking about the mermaids, to the point where at least one released a statement debunking their existence and pointing out the disclaimer at the end of the show that it was a work of fiction and for entertainment only.

                    On the old 43 site there was a user claiming to be 13 who posted "magic spells" to become a "mermaid", and one of those called for the rapid ingestion of at least 12 large bottles of water. Depending on the hydration levels and body mass of a person attempting the "spell" that would quite likely result in water intoxication, which can be deadly.

                    Left unchallenged these fantasies will run a course that leads to such things, as believers attempt more and more ludicrous acts in an attempt to fulfill the fantasy.

                    Are you implying that conscientious, ethical adults should allow such "fish barrels" without challenging the fantasies?

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                    • rainbowssparks
                      rainbowssparks 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:29:07

                      @lordbearclaw I'm implying that stupid people have always existed (see your own example of kids with superman capes in the 50s, long before the internet) and will always continue to exist. Taking away the freedom of others to 'protect' those whose stupidity will kill them sooner or later anyway is not an option.

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                      • lordbearclaw
                        lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:40:36

                        @rainbowssparks Wait ---- "Taking away the freedom of others to protect those whose stupidity will kill them sooner or later anyway is not an option."

                        Then you agree with me completely! It isn't an option to take away my freedom to protect stupid people.
                        Yes there are stupid people in the world - and an immoral, unethical person could see a person pointing a gun at their face while thumbing the trigger and walk away .... but that is not what I choose to do.

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              • lordbearclaw
                lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:00:15

                @rainbowssparks And if I saw a group that was proposing that the fictional works of Tolkien or Rowling were real, then IF enough people were choosing to believe them in the face of all rational and critical thought, I would feel obligated to post the physical evidence that shows that both concepts are fictional only and do not exist in reality.

                However, the paradigm involved in those concepts isn't necessarily harmful unless a person were to advocate actions that could be harmful, such as attempting to fly under a "charm".

                Don't think kids would do that? Back in the Fifties several children were severely injured by tying a Superman cape around their necks and jumping off their family garage trying to fly.

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                • rainbowssparks
                  rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-15 17:10:20

                  @lordbearclaw Ah, so you post outside of churches to bring the truth? Surely religion is really harmful, with many more victims than a superman cape has ever made. Quite cool those kids had internet in the 50s though.

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                  • lordbearclaw
                    lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-15 17:32:44

                    @rainbowssparks Most religion is predicated on claims that cannot be proven OR disproven, although some claims, such as Noah's Ark have been completely debunked. As such it lies outside the boundaries of Science unless it makes a claim that can be disproven.

                    The comparison is similar - "My God says I will be immune to snakebites" vis a vis "I'm becoming a (insert mythological creature)" Both claims are easily proven false.

                    As for the 1950's, of course they didn't have Internet - I didn't say that. They watched Superman on TV.

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                  • Captain Bones
                    Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-06-15 23:43:14

                    @rainbowssparks All good points, Rainbow. If anyone starts killing others out of his delusions, it's this lunatic. He's obviously on the edge, and has already admitted being responsible for one death.

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                    • lordbearclaw
                      lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-06-16 03:40:56

                      @Captain Bones That is a lie. Unless you are referring to me killing a black bear in my teenage years. You are deliberately targeting me, individually, with direct harassment.

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                      • Captain Bones
                        Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-06-16 08:07:31

                        @lordbearclaw Probably just a baby bear, that in your twisted mind was a giant black bear (Show us the proof). And let me remind you, moron, this is public forum. Any delusionally perceived harassment is of your own making. Getting a little paranoid, aren't you, Brion. I guess I really struck close to home. Looks like I found the chink in your armor. You really sound like you're about to cry. Ahh, Bri-Bri, did the big bad pirate scare you? Better check under the bed tonight. Anyway, you can leave this conversation and this site anytime you like. Nothing is holding you here, it's your choice. Besides, my last reply was to Rainbow, not to you. As i said, very slow on the uptake,

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                    • rainbowssparks
                      rainbowssparks 2 cheers 2017-06-16 09:12:30

                      @Captain Bones I'm going to leave it at this though. I tried to make my point, but it is not coming across. I do hope 43T will get a function to block people, or delete comments people post on your entries a la facebook. I can imagine some people want nothing to do with these kind of discussions.

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                      • Captain Bones
                        Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-06-16 09:28:42

                        @rainbowssparks You're right, Rainbow. Discussing anything with him is like playing chess with a pigeon: no matter how good you are at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board, and strut around like it won. This guy is totally clueless and will forever remain so. Definitely beneath us and not worth our time and effort.

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                        • rainbowssparks
                          rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-16 09:42:56

                          @Captain Bones Haha, thank you for the vivid imagination of playing chess with a pigeon. You are right, this has taken too much time already. I should know better than to get myself into long discussions that have no direction.

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  • caeladriel
    caeladriel Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-05 03:44:32

    Hey all! It's been a long time, and 43things has dried up. And is also a bit laggy. But that special website is still up and running and lag free! You know what website I'm talking about! Don't know? PM.

    Anyway, the community needs reviving. I know none of us have given up, no matter how many times a sanctimonious keyboard warrior & friends try to keep us down. The Special Community at that very special website is already full of merfolk and people like you.

    Basically I'm saying lets leave 43things, or what's left of us, and head elsewhere lag free and troll free. See ya there!

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    • Andromeda
      Andromeda Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-07 16:30:12

      @caeladriel actually, there are quite a few people still active on The Siren's Cove and Pandora's Isle. We were actually gonna even start a Mu/mermaid youtube channel… I'm also working on an alternative shifting method. The only thing thats really dead is 43things cause not everyone is aware it reopened, or they were deterred from joining because LBC has nothing better to do w his life even years after 43t shut down. You'd think 7 years of pointless arguing would've gotten tiring but I guess not.

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  • worgymer
    worgymer Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-30 16:51:04

    .I have been working on this for approximately a year and a half (mostly been mental prep, getting more connected with my mer-self before I try to physically shift) and I was just wondering, do any of you have any tail/scale pics you wouldn't mind sending my way? I'd love to see them ^^

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  • frostywoods32
    frostywoods32 Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-23 11:47:43

    Hey guys 🙂 I'm from the grow wings goal. Just wanted to say hi! (and I'm bored) I don't know if it's just me, but I'm a really good swimmer and I don't know if that relates to mermaids or if that's just me. (I swear that's all, I don't wanna bother you guys, especially with lbc infecting this goal too :c)

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  • lordbearclaw
    lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-21 13:17:15

    Here's the problem with the idea that some humans have "genetic" differences from others: we are all, per the Genome Project, essentially ONE species, regardless of skin color, eye color, hair, height, weight, etc. etc. etc. We are all descended from a mammalian ancestor common to the great apes (our cousins, if you will).

    Follow the chart and you will see that humans have never shared DNA with fish or sea creatures, we are far too differentiated from our billions of years ago amphibious ancestors to ever regress that far.

    If such a genetic regression was possible, we would first become a species similar to our ancestor with the apes. Genetic regression simply does not happen within the space of a lifetime, to one individual - it is a process, like evolution, that if possible would happen over successive generations, over hundreds of thousands of years.

    No human is genetically half fish, dolphin, ape, rabbit, wolf, dog, cat, bird, etc. etc. etc.

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  • Cayden
    Cayden Done 0 cheers 2017-05-21 02:20:05

    I like to say that, it deff. did NOT take me 1hr... it took me 90% of my life. Being Merfolk is about knowing who you are deep down. People of the water. You don't need to physically shift to be Merfolk. It's kool if you want to try but it's not necessary. Since I was at least 5 my FAV. MOVIE "The Little Mermaid" is what awakened me. Not in a Therian way, but I think because I didn't grow up in a Mer. Family that, it just made me so fascinated. I would sit there for hrs and watch that movie, for years and years, over and over... (it drove everyone nuts for years) because I would watch & picture myself as Ariel (still do) because I envied her! I just never understood why she would want to leave the ocean so bad... she has everything. When I was 6 (far as I remember) I would sit in the bathtub and play with a face-cloth instead of washing up with it and pretend it was me swimming in the water. Now that I'm older I even realize how crazy it is that I knew the correct way to swim even though I'd never swam before! Just the motion, like some dolphin or something. Ever since I was 7 and learned how to swim, well that's when it all started. Something deep down awakened in me but I didn't know or understand at the time... not until I was much older and became wiser/smarter. I have tried shifting, etc. in the past but ultimately seen no results. I actually am a natural and great swimmer... I surprise myself of how normal and happier I feel. I realized that my body has adapted perfectly fine for swimming, not deep water swimming but I'm fine in 20ft. water. Having a tail or fins, etc. doesn't make you a mermaid or merman or merfolk... deep down to your very core and being is what makes you merfolk. (merfolk know how to swim instinctively anyways)

    Now I'm not saying that ANYBODY can be merfolk, I personally believe that it is something you're born into being. Sort of like being homosexual, it's just natural. Except natural in a genetic way. A lot of the times I see what I call 'Fan-Merfolk', which are people inspired by social media and want tails and costumes, etc. and that's FINE, but that doesn't make you merfolk. I do however think- like any culture and the minor genetic differences that almost anyone could become merfolk if they wished.

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  • Cayden
    Cayden Done 0 cheers 2017-05-21 01:58:21

    I've done this!


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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-05-18 14:42:41

    There;s no reason why you can't do or be what you want to be. Our goals and aims define who we are or who we dream to be. After all, look at me, I'm a friggin' pirate. Pirates and mermaids have a close attachment, les amis de la mer. See you in the sea, mes amies.

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    • lordbearclaw
      lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-18 15:59:29

      @Captain Bones There's many, many reasons why Mankind's existence and potential are physically limited - and those reasons are known as Physics, Genetics, Biology, Anatomy, and physiology, to name a few scientific disciplines. We have evidence of this by Alzheimer's disease, brain trauma, and other mind altering conditions.

      In such cases the individual loses the ability to access certain memories, or whole groups of memories, and regresses to an earlier time in their perception. They may be 80 years old, but in their mind they believe they are in their 30's, and that they need to go home, or go to work, or get home to their wives, or husbands, or children, even though in reality the home is now gone or occupied by others, their spouse is remarried, sick, or dead, their children are long grown with kids of their own. Their belief is pure, untainted by memories from later on in their lives, and they are easily confused by modern tech or by the fact that I Love Lucy isn't on the tv anymore.

      Yet they believe with absolute certainty that these things are still as they once were, and also that they are healthy, young, and they don't know where they are, or who we are, and they constantly try to leave the facility, thinking their car is out in the parking lot, and looking for their car keys everywhere they are.

      I have seen patients with severe mental and perception issues who believe they can fly, or that they can bend steel, or burn holes through walls and doors with lasers or heat vision, some believe full on that they are Superman, or Batman, or some other hero, because they cannot distinguish between Reality and fantasy, but no matter how strong, or pure their belief is, it does not give them these abilities.

      But these things are not so. They may believe with all their being that they are thirty again, and young and strong - but then they try to stand out of their wheelchair to leave and walk away, and they falter and fall, injuring their brittle bones, possibly suffering further injuries such as skin tears, bruises, concussions, even breaking arms, legs, or hips. No matter what their belief tells them, or what their perception is, it does not alter static Reality one iota.

      The same with these fantasy beliefs - no matter how much a person believes, wishes, dreams, tries to use non-existent "magic(k)", meditates, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum, no amount of wishing can change your static Reality, not even so much as to change the color of one strand of hair on your head, much less cause the spontaneous rewriting of your entire DNA code in every single one of the trillions of trillions of cells in your body and thereby mutating you into a half human half animal hybrid creature out of fantasy. No such creatures have ever existed on Earth. They are the product of imagination, fantasy, and mythology only.

      In contrast, dressing like a pirate is entirely within the realm of possibility, as is acquiring a mental self image of yourself as a pirate. If you actually try to act on that self image however, you would be engaged in piracy, which is assault, thievery, kidnapping, murder, and other capital crimes carried out on the high seas and you would become a international criminal, sought in any NATO country and hunted across the seas, so in Reality you are not really a pirate, but it is technically possible - pirates exist even today, using fast boats, guns, body armor, etc. None dress in styles from the 16th century, and few, if any, carry cutlasses and wear feathered hats or keep parrots. Becoming a creature out of fantasy is not possible, however.

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-05-18 22:32:43

        @lordbearclaw How do you know I'm not a real pirate? And why are you so obsessed with harassing those who wish to become mermaids? A compulsive disorder, perhaps, on your part, which is, in itself, a mental disorder. You obviously suffer from your own delusion, an idiosyncratic belief that you are under some obligation to judge others and point out there errors in thought, when, in fact, you are the one who should be judged, and you are the one in dire need of mental help. "He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones." "Judge not lest ye yourself be judged." In other words, shut the fuck up and leave these people alone. They neither want nor need to hear from you. Find another sand box to play in, this one's taken.

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        • lordbearclaw
          lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-18 22:45:43

          @Captain Bones Well, as I said, it is possible. If you are engaged in actual piracy, then you are a deplorable human who needs to stand trial for your crimes.

          It isn't harassment to inform people of the truth in order to prevent the further spread of misinformation.

          Your "logic" is extremely flawed - by your rationale a teacher shouldn't teach because they might present information that contradicts a person's incorrect belief system. Sorry, but that's not the way the world works.

          Freedom of Speech, my friend. I present information that is relevant and germane to this topic even though it does not support the belief behind the "goal" and in fact shows it to be completely false.

          There is an old saying, "I would rather be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie."

          The people on this "goal" deserve to hear the truth, regardless of how much it may hurt to hear it, or whether or not it destroys these carefully constructed fantasies, and they shouldn't be encouraged to think that this is possible in any way, shape, or form.

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          • Captain Bones
            Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-05-18 23:49:26

            @lordbearclaw Thank you for supporting my point that you suffer from a compulsive disorder, a need to correct everyone. (Case in point: you find a need to correct me, and no matter what I say, you will not stop. It is beyond your mental ability to discontinue this. Your compulsive need to correct will not let you stop. I, however, will see you as a lost cause and just walk away, but you can't do that.) Your own "logic" is extremely flawed - by your rationale, all fantasy books, movies, online games should be eliminated because people get too into them. This is not a classroom, my friend, and these people don't need an arrogant pompous ass teaching them "the error of their ways." Sorry, but that's not "the way the world works." If it were, then we would all be living in a world created by you, as you seem to have deemed yourself the corrector of all "errors." No thank you on that one, my friend. You are mentally disturbed and in dire need of psychiatric help, whether you want to admit it to yourself or not. As long as you deny that fact, you will compound your delusions and sink deeper into your "problem", perhaps even resorting to violent behavior as you see people not heading your demands. As psychiatrists say, by admitting you have a problem, you are half way to a cure. SEEK HELP NOW. And, as I said, find another sand box to play in. This one is occupied and you are not welcome.

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            • lordbearclaw
              lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-19 00:08:44

              @Captain Bones Oh, this is fun. I do correct misinformation, lies, and assumptions. It is the moral and ethical duty of every human on this planet to do so.

              I said nothing about healthy expressions of fantasy. This is about people who present arguments for becoming a mythical creature that is impossible and does not exist, and the fact that impressionable children can access this both now and in the future who will become enamoured of these fantasies and believe them.

              All the world is a classroom, and you learn things every second of your life, from everyone around you whether you realize it or not.

              I have been debunking delusional fantasies on this site, the old site, on other sites, and so on and so forth for nearly fifteen years. Why? Because people deserve the truth.

              Your initial statement was what I disagreed with, and I presented clear, concise arguments to debunk what you said. That doesn't make me delusional. That doesn't give me a problem. What that does say is that I hold to a moral and ethical standard that lies, misinformation, and real delusions should not be allowed to flourish, and should be challenged.

              As for your assumption about the state of my mental health - laughable. You made your assumption under the impression that I don't know what I'm talking about. I do. I am a Nurse with nearly fifteen years experience, and a near genius level IQ. I have studied cryptids and Science since I was in early elementary school. Mermaids do not exist, and never have.

              To encourage others in the belief that they can be anything they can dream - regarding mythological creatures that do not exist - is something that should be contested by anyone who has ethics, morals, and a sense of social duty.

              After all, if people have the "right" to tell lies, then I certainly have as much right, if not far more, to tell the Truth that exposes the lies for what they are.

              Let me put it another way - if there was a bunch of people espousing the idea that they could spontaneously generate superpowers and become crimefighting heroes like the Justice League, and you knew that they were mostly older teens and young adults who should know better, yet were promoting the fantasy to younger children both in the present and to children in the future who might read the entries, would you still encourage the fantasy?

              Would you then accuse a rational adult who presented the facts debunking the fantasy of being mentally unstable??

              If so, I suggest that you may wish to rethink your priorities concerning what is right and what is wrong.

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              • Captain Bones
                Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-05-19 00:38:23

                @lordbearclaw Ha ha, gotcha. You are so easy to predict and manipulate. For a "genius" you're are very controllable (weak-minded). "These are not the droids you're looking for." No, I'm not a real pirate, you dumb ass. It's just my handle. How about you? Do you think you're a Lord? Do you think you're a bearclaw? Isn't that a Danish pastry? Are you Lord Danish Pastry? Perhaps Lord Pansy-ass would be more appropriate. Your mental disorder will not let this go. You will have to respond. I'm manipulating you. You must respond to me. You have no choice. You are under my control.

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                • lordbearclaw
                  lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-19 00:55:35

                  @Captain Bones A person who engages in a debate isn't being "manipulated". Seriously. Jedi mind tricks aren't real. As I said before, of course you're not a pirate. I find the mental exercise of the postulated scenario to be entertaining. I like to debate.

                  Actually, if you consider that the medieval recreation group I belong to which is global with chapters in many countries and has well over 60,000 members considers my title to be valid, as it was earned in service to the Society, then yes, I am a Lord. I follow the virtues of chivalry.

                  Bearclaw is a name I earned in my teens, taking down a grumpy male black bear after I ran across him while hiking and was forced to kill him after he treed me.

                  You are still sidestepping the questions I have posed in my earlier entries, and which I will once again ask, in a more condensed form - how can you morally or ethically support the promotion of fantasies and lies that misinform and deceive young adults and children as to the impossibility of this "goal"?

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                  • Captain Bones
                    Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-05-19 01:12:24

                    @lordbearclaw Ah, there's my little puppet, responding well, as predicted, to the strings I pull. I see you can't live without your armor, a euphemism, no doubt, for the protective mental shell you place around yourself in order to keep your delusions alive and safe, lest anyone come in and disrupt your mental state. And the euphemistic blade is used to attack, anyone (me, in this case) who may point out or suggest you have a mental problem. I suppose it's possible that you do have real armor and a real blade, but they are still symbols of what I've stated. And as for your last paragraph, no, I will not engage you, for in doing so, I will give up my control over you, and I do love so manipulating and controlling you. As I said earlier, you are so predictable.

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                    • lordbearclaw
                      lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-19 02:23:59

                      @Captain Bones As anyone who knows me or of me on this site can attest, I Like To Debate. As for your ridiculous claims, pure fantasy.

                      Truth and reality are delusions only to the delusional, who cannot perceive the objective facts of existence around them.

                      Your support of the mindset that anything is possible if you just believe enough is an enablist position that tells others that they have no responsibility, that "self" is most important, to the exclusion of known truth - "don't worry about pesky facts - you can be whatever you want, even if it is a pink unicorn narwhale were bunny." or whatever nonsense the current situation is espousing.

                      Adults call that intellectual dishonesty.

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                      • Captain Bones
                        Captain Bones 1 cheers 2017-05-19 06:07:54

                        @lordbearclaw Ah, Lord Pansy-ass, how nice of you to drop by. I did miss you so. For a while, I though you, like a Roman soldier of yore, may have impaled yourself on your own sword rather than go home in defeat with your tail between your legs. But no such luck. Here you are again, a glutton for punishment. Now I see that you actually replied 3 hours ago, but, alas, I was out. Some of us have to work for a living, while others play dress-up and pretend to slay a dragon or rescue a fair maiden from other like-minded delusional geeks. Or perhaps you took refuge in your shell (armor) to lay back and polish your sword (another euphemism?). Ah, I can see an addendum to your new name is called for, "Lord Pansy-ass, Grand Wanker." I'm sure by now, it's beginning to dawn on you that you picked a fight with the wrong guy. If not, you're a bigger idiot than I thought. You like to debate? I like to take pompous, arrogant, self-praising blowhards down. I don't and won't play by your rules, I play by mine, and I will continue to control this situation and you, my little cosplaying delusional marionette. I will always stand up for myself and others against bullies who hide behind their computers and attack others. Yes, that's what you are, a bully, an internet bully. So go play with the other "big strong men" holding their long swords in their hands (Oh, another euphemism.). Yes,I've got you pegged. I know what you are, even if you are in denial about it. TTFN, Lord Pansy-ass, Grand Wanker.

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                        • lordbearclaw
                          lordbearclaw 0 cheers 2017-05-19 15:47:54

                          @Captain Bones Do you even know how to debate any point without resorting to juvenile insults, name-calling, and ignorant assumptions? Do you do this in real life? Can you hold any intelligent, rational, reasoned discourse?

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                          • Captain Bones
                            Captain Bones 0 cheers 2017-05-19 23:03:51

                            @lordbearclaw Good morning Lord Pansy-ass, Grand Wanker. Back again, I see, my masochistic tranny Barbie, for another day of humiliation. As I've already told you, dumb ass, I don't play by your rules. You play by mine. I own you. You are mine, and you will do my bidding. Frustrating, isn't, Nancy boy. Ah, but you and I both know that you come here for the pain and degradation. Why else would you continue to respond to me, besides being ordered to by me? This proves you are indeed a masochist. My, my but your list of mental maladies are really adding up. Let's see now, what do we have so far: Compulsive disorder to correct everyone, delusional knighthood (or is it Lordhood), denial of your homosexuality, and now, masochism. You are indeed a complex nut job. Tell me, while I was away, did you give your sword a good polish? When you and the other delusional tranny geeks put your dresses on, is your favorite part when you bang your sword against another man's sword? Or do you prefer ramming it home? I imagine you are on the receiving end of quite a bit of ramming yourself. Which do you enjoy most, being the rammer or the ramee? One can only imagine. Ah, but this is all just a delusion anyway. You are no more a knight in armor than I am a pirate. You photo-shopped some pictures. You bought yourself a plastic sword and armor, then made up a silly-ass name, "Lord Pansy-ass, Grand Wanker", when in real life, you put on a dress (battle garb), hide in your closet (armor), and play with your dick (sword). In reality, the only friends you have are imagined, perhaps cut-outs that you've taped to your wall and given names to. You certainly couldn't have a wife or girlfriend, not with a personality like yours (not to mention your growing list of mental problems). I've hit really close to home, haven't I? I know it hurts. It hurts a lot, but you've got to face it. (On the other hand, you do come here for the pain.) Anyway, that's it for now. It's the end of our session. I command you to respond to me. You will do my bidding, for I control you. "Do not attempt to adjust the picture, I am controlling transmission." Later, Lord Pansy-ass, Grand Wanker.

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