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Who is/was XIII?

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#1
I keep picking up bits of information about him, but nothing is too clear and I am terribly interested. Would anyone be up for teaching me some forum history?

Apparently he had something to do with a witch hunt of some sort.
 

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just some of that Lyra "too deep for you" crap. not worthy of anyones attention.
I'm not getting the Lyra reference. All I know about him/her is that he/she was recently banned and was good at typing people.
 
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Lyra was and is XIII along with a few other members that have since been banned.

Lyra is not banned, just sulking. Lyra will be back; I guarantee it.
 
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Lyra is not banned, just sulking. Lyra will be back; I guarantee it.
When he returns can I give him a big wet sloppy kiss ... or will he wear a mask?:D
 

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Lyra was and is XIII along with a few other members that have since been banned.

Lyra is not banned, just sulking. Lyra will be back; I guarantee it.
I know XIII has been banned for multiple accounts, but I would like to know any more detail about it.
 

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I know XIII has been banned for multiple accounts, but I would like to know any more detail about it.
He was banned just before I joined, but I've picked up some stuff over time.

He joined under the premise that he was experimenting with his own personality, every two weeks becoming a different personality as a means of exploring the boundaries of personality. I don't know the exact details, but I'm guessing this is what spilled into multiple accounts. It caused a bit of paranoia at the time about who was and isn't XIII, etc.

Some of the XIII posts give the impression that this experiment was as much one on the community, that he was cognisant of from the start. He said in some posts that he saw a lot of squandered creative talent here, and by challenging the notion of INTP as a category he was trying to challenge what he saw as a comfortable, sleepy pattern that some had fallen into.

It always read like an interesting experiment to me, but it's easy to see why he was banned. ;)
 

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This thread should shed some light on the matter.

I've done a bit of research on Lyra and his many guises. Fascinating stuff.

Edit: this one as well.
 

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He was banned just before I joined, but I've picked up some stuff over time.

He joined under the premise that he was experimenting with his own personality, every two weeks becoming a different personality as a means of exploring the boundaries of personality. I don't know the exact details, but I'm guessing this is what spilled into multiple accounts. It caused a bit of paranoia at the time about who was and isn't XIII, etc.

Some of the XIII posts give the impression that this experiment was as much one on the community, that he was cognisant of from the start. He said in some posts that he saw a lot of squandered creative talent here, and by challenging the notion of INTP as a category he was trying to challenge what he saw as a comfortable, sleepy pattern that some had fallen into.

It always read like an interesting experiment to me, but it's easy to see why he was banned. ;)
He sounds interesting.
 
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Sounds more like delusions of grandeur to me.
 

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Sounds more like delusions of grandeur to me.
It is very possible that it may be just that. It is still unfathomably interesting, regardless to whether it was purely baiting material or not.

EDIT: Could anyone link me to Alice's user page? I can't find it anywhere.
 

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He sounds like a genius.
It shows a lot of artistic foresight in my opinion. He created something very specific to the medium and the form of communication (forum), what is a new medium and probably without much artistic precedence. And as a rule, form = content, is a sign of good art.

His project raises ethical questions in my opinion, as certainly manipulation was involved in it. But that doesn't stop it from being interesting or having value.
 
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It is very possible that it may be just that. It is still unfathomably interesting, regardless to whether it was purely baiting material or not.

EDIT: Could anyone link me to Alice's user page? I can't find it anywhere.
Zing and Zang
 

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You will forget everything you saw here.

 
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IMO taking on multiple personalities can be done from one registration. Just respond to whatever (whomever) is posting and be true to that persona. If one looks deeply enough one can find the same person underneath I would think.

Think of playwrights. They write different plays yet have a common style ... not that it doesn't change over time.

When I posted on another wild and freewheeling bulletin board, some posters were regularly banned. I recall one "buttsmoke." He was a great poster, eventually banned. He would reappear multiple times and the board had a great time uncovering who he was. He could hold a new persona for a while before discovered. He had many imitators.
 
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The funny thing was, each new member had one interesting first post. After that, you realised that they were hollow shells.

From an acting point of view, it was terrible. The topic itself was unique at the time and provided some interesting reading.
 

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The funny thing was, each new member had one interesting first post. After that, you realised that they were hollow shells.

From an acting point of view, it was terrible. The topic itself was unique at the time and provided some interesting reading.
I keep seeing you in all of his/her threads. Do you know of any more of his/her accounts? I only know ~3 or so.
 

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Some questions:
What the hell is with all of the posts with just an = sign?
What are the pages for XIII2 and Alice? (thanks Hawkeye :) )
Does Lyra have any connections to XIII, or is her title merely a joke (I assume it is a joke, but you never know)?
If it has a "=" I'm presuming it was a post deleted by the user.

Lyra and XIII are both accounts created by the same person as far as I'm aware.

You might want to read/ add this thread: http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=16050

Has a few things referenced including the XIII2 post: http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?p=72851#post72851
 

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Haruhi's Requiem
[03:50] <haruhi> for being the same person who accused me of being XIII
[03:50] <haruhi> wtf.

[03:50] <Latro> that would make sense to me, actually
[03:50] <Latro> sounds like something face would do

[03:51] <Hawkeye> Either way, you are causing problems on the forum.
[03:51] <Latro> accuse himself of being XIII
[03:51] <Latro> thus covering himself, and creating tension
[03:51] <Latro> very face-esque

[03:51] <haruhi> But, I'm not face
[03:51] <haruhi> and I have not broken rules

[03:51] <Hawkeye> it doesn't matter
[03:51] <Hawkeye> you are a troll

[03:51] <haruhi> it does, because that's the stated ban reason
[03:51] <haruhi> no, I'm not

[03:52] <Latro> I admittedly didn't see much trolling
[03:52] <Latro> I wouldn't be surprised if haruhi was face

[03:52] <haruhi> But, I"m not
[03:52] <Latro> but I still didn't see much trolling
[03:52] <Latro> sorry, there's no evidence for me to say that
[03:52] <Latro> I AM, however, curious if lor has IPs
[03:52] <Latro> and connected the two of you that way

[03:52] <haruhi> She can't, because I use my isp all the time
[03:52] <haruhi> I'm happy for her to check

[03:52] <Latro> ...
[03:53] <Latro> it's very easy to get IPs, haruhi

[03:53] <haruhi> yes, but I"m saying she can't have that evidence
[03:53] <Hawkeye> its also easy to mask them...
[03:53] <haruhi> like you said she might
[03:53] <haruhi> yes, but I'm not facetiouspersona

[03:54] <Hawkeye> your writing style is simlar to face's yet your goals are more like XIII's
[03:54] <haruhi> I did that a little to annoy him, after he made that thread about me
[03:54] <haruhi> but I'm not him
[03:55] <haruhi> wait, he didn't make the thread
[03:55] <haruhi> he just spammed it to death

[03:55] <Hawkeye> on the forum it takes you 5 mins to discover who XIII is
[03:55] <haruhi> Because I was instantly accused of being him
[03:56] <haruhi> yes
[03:56] <haruhi> The fact of the matter is, I'm not facetiouspersona
[03:56] <haruhi> so there has been a mistake

[03:56] <Hawkeye> you couldn't find all the information in 5 mins
[03:56] <haruhi> because that was the stated reason for the ban
[03:56] <haruhi> I read through the old threads, and I"ve been lurking for 2 weeks

[03:57] <Hawkeye> I still think you are XIII
[03:58] <haruhi> And you think XIII is face?
[03:58] <Hawkeye> nope
[03:58] <haruhi> then my stated reason for ban is incorrect
[03:58] <Hawkeye> quite possibly
[03:58] <Hawkeye> but, I'm not an admin

[03:58] <haruhi> I'm not XIII
[03:58] <haruhi> but that's irrelevant

[03:58] <Hawkeye> exactly
[03:59] <haruhi> Actually, fuck it
[03:59] <haruhi> Can somebody write this down?
[03:59] <haruhi> I'm going to confess
[04:00] <haruhi> if you post it in the ''temporary bans'' thread
[04:00] <haruhi> deal?

[04:00] <Glove> lol okay
[04:00] * Hawkeye will listen
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[04:01] <Hawkeye> awesome reason to quit xD
[04:02] *** buc|eat changed nick to bucolic
[04:03] <Hawkeye> the Japanese have two written dialects... lovely
[04:03] <haruhi> I am XIII, not facetiouspersona. I have been intentionally dropping references to face being XIII for the past day, and the link between Haruhi and XIII was already established. This was an attempt to create general confusion about identities, and paranoia amongst admins. I deliberately tried to make my writing style seem like facetiouspersona's, in order to exacerbate the situation. If you...
[04:03] <haruhi> ...want proof that I am XIII, and not face, observere the writing style of my earlier threads. Also observe that face tried to post through a proxy, but was banned. If he was me, he would not have been banned (because I was already successfully posting through a New York proxy, not that that's an achievment). Admins will be able to verify this information.

[04:04] <Hawkeye> Mmm
[04:04] <Hawkeye> that does follow my view

[04:04] <haruhi> Further verification: the proxy is located on White Plains
[04:04] <haruhi> IP: 208.185.17.7

[04:04] <haruhi> now please post that to the thread

[04:04] <Hawkeye> but then again, XIII did say I was unintelligent
[04:04] <Hawkeye> ^^

[04:04] <haruhi> lol
[04:04] <haruhi> fair play
[04:05] <haruhi> Glove, you doing it?
[04:05] <haruhi> or you, Hawkeye?
[04:05] <haruhi> I'm very glad that my plan has suceeded so spectacularly, but I can't let face take credit.

[04:05] <Hawkeye> If you want me too. Be warned however... Your ban may still stand for other reasons
[04:05] <haruhi> *succeeded
[04:05] <haruhi> yes
[04:05] <haruhi> I expect to stay banned
[04:05] <haruhi> please include that last sentence, as well
[04:05] <haruhi> thanks
[04:06] <haruhi> the one about credit
[04:06] <haruhi> and all the details

[04:06] <Hawkeye> I will, although I don't like that statement
[04:06] <haruhi> ok
[04:06] <haruhi> :-) You didn't write it
[04:06] <haruhi> put it in quotes, or summat

[04:07] <Hawkeye> I'll copy the entire Chat text
[04:07] <Glove> glad I got on irc
[04:07] <Hawkeye> ^^
[04:07] <Glove>
[04:07] <haruhi> Haruhi was quite masterful, no?
[04:07] <haruhi> yes
[04:07] <haruhi> yes, Haruhi was

[04:07] *** Glove quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
[04:08] <haruhi> You posted it yet?

Even though he gave an admission, it must not be accepted as a fact.
 
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Holy hell! I feel like I've gone back in time.
I've not been on there for years. :eek:
 

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Holy hell! I feel like I've gone back in time.
I've not been on there for years. :eek:
I've heard mention of people getting PMs from XIII. Would you happen to have one that you wouldn't mind sharing?
 

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If Lyra has a connection to XIII, why has (s)he not been banned as of yet?
 
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I've heard mention of people getting PMs from XIII. Would you happen to have one that you wouldn't mind sharing?
Well, I can't share any pms as it is a big no-no in the forum rules. I only have 13 pms in total (less than 5 per year) - none are from the one you are interested in. ;)


If Lyra has a connection to XIII, why has (s)he not been banned as of yet?
Probably for the very reason you are researching him - he's fascinating to many.
 
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I keep picking up bits of information about him, but nothing is too clear and I am terribly interested.
This is an oversimplification, but structure, form, logic is the opposite of expression, content, meat. INTP's tend to be overly weighted in logic, myself included. This gives rise to a need for what is missing. Hence the fascination with content.

Note that the party/personas in question tend to be pure expression (I haven't checked these all out), lacking the reasonableness of reason. Lyra himself called reason an evil thing (I forget how he put it). In life's activities, pure content is an nefarious as pure logic.



 
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If Lyra has a connection to XIII, why has (s)he not been banned as of yet?
I thought I read a mod somewhere say the original doesn't get banned ... only the dupes.
 

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Well, I can't share any pms as it is a big no-no in the forum rules.
I've read that is both parties are okay with it, they can be shared. Being that XIII is banned, fuck him.

Would you know anyone that is still active that may have gotten a PM from XIII?
 

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Except the original was XIII ^^
Join Dates
Face: 3rd-February-2009
XIII: 4th-February-2009

Mett: 19th-May-2009
Alice: 22nd-May-2009
Haru: 28th-May-2009
Lyra: 5th-January-2010

I think Lyra is a poser (not XIII-3 as (s)he says (s)he is).

XIII could be the puppet of Face. Very close join dates; has this been explored before?

XIII on Face's leaving: http://intpforum.com/showpost.php?p=79260&postcount=13

Some of Face's known puppets:
NotFace: http://www.intpforum.com/member.php?u=1729
InquiringF: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=1278

Lyra's Puppet (possibly):
Sigastrialomundinjia: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=7834
 

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Join Dates
Face: 3rd-February-2009
XIII: 4th-February-2009
Mett: 19th-May-2009
Alice: 22nd-May-2009
Haru: 28th-May-2009
Lyra: 5th-January-2010

I think Lyra is a poser. XIII could be the puppet of Face. Very close join dates. Has this been explored before?

XIII on Face's leaving: http://intpforum.com/showpost.php?p=79260&postcount=13
Sounds too much like coincidental conjecture. XIII/ Lyra have complimented other people before (like the recently banned sig/ sparrow dupe, for example.)

If you're curious about that I'd maybe pm a mod like LoR or Fukyo rather than make public speculations, in honesty. I think Fukyo (or LoR) said in that recent thread that XIII was allowed to re-join as they felt his posts were interesting/ something invigorating for the forum:

http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=16280

Presumably they had reason to think Lyra was XIII (?)
 

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Conglomeration of my investigatory findings:


What an interesting Charade!

Here's what I've got so far:

Hail Discordia: The XIII Experiment
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Sauce:
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=2046
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3169
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3189
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?p=66633
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=2031
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3278
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3150
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3109
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=2910
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=2840
http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=16050
http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?p=72851#post72851

Threads as alice:
http://intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3276

Threads as Mettayya:
http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3234
http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=3320

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


More will be edited in later, if I keep interest.

Some questions:
Is XIII Face's puppet?
What is XIII2's user page?

User Pages:
XIII: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=1158
Alice: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=1682
XIII2: ?
Mettayya?: http://www.intpforum.com/member.php?u=1665
Haruhi?: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=1722
Lyra (poser?): http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=2629

Except the original was XIII ^^
Join Dates
Face: 3rd-February-2009
XIII: 4th-February-2009

Mett: 19th-May-2009
Alice: 22nd-May-2009
Haru: 28th-May-2009
Lyra: 5th-January-2010

I think Lyra is a poser (not XIII-3 as (s)he says (s)he is).

XIII could be the puppet of Face. Very close join dates; has this been explored before?

XIII on Face's leaving: http://intpforum.com/showpost.php?p=79260&postcount=13

Some of Face's known puppets:
NotFace: http://www.intpforum.com/member.php?u=1729
InquiringF: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=1278
Possibly Haruhi.

Lyra's Puppet (possibly):
Sigastrialomundinjia: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=7834

Proven to be Sparrow.


Haruhi's Requiem
[03:50] <haruhi> for being the same person who accused me of being XIII
[03:50] <haruhi> wtf.

[03:50] <Latro> that would make sense to me, actually
[03:50] <Latro> sounds like something face would do

[03:51] <Hawkeye> Either way, you are causing problems on the forum.
[03:51] <Latro> accuse himself of being XIII
[03:51] <Latro> thus covering himself, and creating tension
[03:51] <Latro> very face-esque

[03:51] <haruhi> But, I'm not face
[03:51] <haruhi> and I have not broken rules

[03:51] <Hawkeye> it doesn't matter
[03:51] <Hawkeye> you are a troll

[03:51] <haruhi> it does, because that's the stated ban reason
[03:51] <haruhi> no, I'm not

[03:52] <Latro> I admittedly didn't see much trolling
[03:52] <Latro> I wouldn't be surprised if haruhi was face

[03:52] <haruhi> But, I"m not
[03:52] <Latro> but I still didn't see much trolling
[03:52] <Latro> sorry, there's no evidence for me to say that
[03:52] <Latro> I AM, however, curious if lor has IPs
[03:52] <Latro> and connected the two of you that way

[03:52] <haruhi> She can't, because I use my isp all the time
[03:52] <haruhi> I'm happy for her to check

[03:52] <Latro> ...
[03:53] <Latro> it's very easy to get IPs, haruhi

[03:53] <haruhi> yes, but I"m saying she can't have that evidence
[03:53] <Hawkeye> its also easy to mask them...
[03:53] <haruhi> like you said she might
[03:53] <haruhi> yes, but I'm not facetiouspersona

[03:54] <Hawkeye> your writing style is simlar to face's yet your goals are more like XIII's
[03:54] <haruhi> I did that a little to annoy him, after he made that thread about me
[03:54] <haruhi> but I'm not him
[03:55] <haruhi> wait, he didn't make the thread
[03:55] <haruhi> he just spammed it to death

[03:55] <Hawkeye> on the forum it takes you 5 mins to discover who XIII is
[03:55] <haruhi> Because I was instantly accused of being him
[03:56] <haruhi> yes
[03:56] <haruhi> The fact of the matter is, I'm not facetiouspersona
[03:56] <haruhi> so there has been a mistake

[03:56] <Hawkeye> you couldn't find all the information in 5 mins
[03:56] <haruhi> because that was the stated reason for the ban
[03:56] <haruhi> I read through the old threads, and I"ve been lurking for 2 weeks

[03:57] <Hawkeye> I still think you are XIII
[03:58] <haruhi> And you think XIII is face?
[03:58] <Hawkeye> nope
[03:58] <haruhi> then my stated reason for ban is incorrect
[03:58] <Hawkeye> quite possibly
[03:58] <Hawkeye> but, I'm not an admin

[03:58] <haruhi> I'm not XIII
[03:58] <haruhi> but that's irrelevant

[03:58] <Hawkeye> exactly
[03:59] <haruhi> Actually, fuck it
[03:59] <haruhi> Can somebody write this down?
[03:59] <haruhi> I'm going to confess
[04:00] <haruhi> if you post it in the ''temporary bans'' thread
[04:00] <haruhi> deal?

[04:00] <Glove> lol okay
[04:00] * Hawkeye will listen
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[04:01] <Hawkeye> awesome reason to quit xD
[04:02] *** buc|eat changed nick to bucolic
[04:03] <Hawkeye> the Japanese have two written dialects... lovely
[04:03] <haruhi> I am XIII, not facetiouspersona. I have been intentionally dropping references to face being XIII for the past day, and the link between Haruhi and XIII was already established. This was an attempt to create general confusion about identities, and paranoia amongst admins. I deliberately tried to make my writing style seem like facetiouspersona's, in order to exacerbate the situation. If you...
[04:03] <haruhi> ...want proof that I am XIII, and not face, observere the writing style of my earlier threads. Also observe that face tried to post through a proxy, but was banned. If he was me, he would not have been banned (because I was already successfully posting through a New York proxy, not that that's an achievment). Admins will be able to verify this information.

[04:04] <Hawkeye> Mmm
[04:04] <Hawkeye> that does follow my view

[04:04] <haruhi> Further verification: the proxy is located on White Plains
[04:04] <haruhi> IP: 208.185.17.7

[04:04] <haruhi> now please post that to the thread

[04:04] <Hawkeye> but then again, XIII did say I was unintelligent
[04:04] <Hawkeye> ^^

[04:04] <haruhi> lol
[04:04] <haruhi> fair play
[04:05] <haruhi> Glove, you doing it?
[04:05] <haruhi> or you, Hawkeye?
[04:05] <haruhi> I'm very glad that my plan has suceeded so spectacularly, but I can't let face take credit.

[04:05] <Hawkeye> If you want me too. Be warned however... Your ban may still stand for other reasons
[04:05] <haruhi> *succeeded
[04:05] <haruhi> yes
[04:05] <haruhi> I expect to stay banned
[04:05] <haruhi> please include that last sentence, as well
[04:05] <haruhi> thanks
[04:06] <haruhi> the one about credit
[04:06] <haruhi> and all the details

[04:06] <Hawkeye> I will, although I don't like that statement
[04:06] <haruhi> ok
[04:06] <haruhi> :-) You didn't write it
[04:06] <haruhi> put it in quotes, or summat

[04:07] <Hawkeye> I'll copy the entire Chat text
[04:07] <Glove> glad I got on irc
[04:07] <Hawkeye> ^^
[04:07] <Glove>
[04:07] <haruhi> Haruhi was quite masterful, no?
[04:07] <haruhi> yes
[04:07] <haruhi> yes, Haruhi was

[04:07] *** Glove quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
[04:08] <haruhi> You posted it yet?

Even though he gave an admission, it must not be accepted as a fact.
 

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Sounds too much like coincidental conjecture. XIII/ Lyra have complimented other people before (like the recently banned sig/ sparrow dupe, for example.)

If you're curious about that I'd maybe pm a mod like LoR or Fukyo rather than make public speculations, in honesty. I think Fukyo (or LoR) said in that recent thread that XIII was allowed to re-join as they felt his posts were interesting/ something invigorating for the forum:

http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=16280

Presumably they had reason to think Lyra was XIII (?)
LoR scares me. XIII is still banned (according to his user page), if that's what you were trying to get at. Thank you for your input!

I also have no clue what you mean by Sig/Sparrow. I've heard mention of their names before, though.
 

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Lyra's Puppet (possibly):
Sigastrialomundinjia: http://intpforum.com/member.php?u=7834
That's who I mean. It wasn't Lyra, it was Sparrow, he told me himself. ;)

Do as you will. I see nothing wrong with the community discussing XIII as a project and its ideas, etc. But I'm not comfortable contributing to a thread about/ making accusations about a member, as I feel it is innappropriate. They're really the people to ask, as presumably they spoke with him in the process of letting him rejoin.
 

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That's who I mean. It wasn't Lyra, it was Sparrow, he told me himself. ;)

Do as you will. I see nothing wrong with the community discussing XIII as a project and its ideas, etc. But I'm not comfortable contributing to a thread about/ making accusations about a member, as I feel it is innappropriate. They're really the people to ask, as presumably they spoke with him in the process of letting him rejoin.
I'll talk to lor about it. Thanks, Puffy.
 

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One shouldn't over-emphasize tracking the activities of this person (or even persons) to the point where the ideas they advanced are neglected.
 
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it was Sparrow, he told me himself. ;)
I've heard about Sparrow. Can anyone fill me in about this person?

As per OP; I've had minimal contact with Lyra. Very interesting, very intelligent.

Unfortunate.

As you all know, overconfidence is man's greatest enemy.
 
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He's saying:

Don't track the person just to figure out who it is. Make sure you understand what they are trying to do.

Otherwise your search would be ironically unfruitful; the answers you are looking for are right under your nose the whole time.
 
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you're humiliating and defiling yourselves with this admiration for someone who simply doesn't care about reciprocal communication.

like dogs clinging to an abusive master.
 

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He's saying:

Don't track the person just to figure out who it is. Make sure you understand what they are trying to do.

Otherwise your search would be ironically unfruitful; the answers you are looking for are right under your nose the whole time.
Thank you.

I'm writing a final paper right now so I'm sort of in the pretentious BS-mode of written expression.
 
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you're humiliating and defiling yourselves with this admiration for someone who simply doesn't care about reciprocal communication.
Even God uses disciples.

Thank you.

I'm writing a final paper right now so I'm sort of in the pretentious BS-mode of written expression.
I know the feel.

Presumably they had reason to think Lyra was XIII
XIII is Lyra. Who Lyra is, I'm not sure - but I can say with certainty that they are the same person.
 

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I'm not trying to come up with an answer. I'm exploring the possibilities. I'll take some time to read the posts of the persons that seem to be involved.

Just someone trying to troll/entertain, I think he is.

Edit: Meh. I think I've lost interest anyway.
 

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Lyra isn't someone you can easily agree to disagree with (and woe to anyone who calls him out on any particular point), but I don't think that he is a troll. There are a number of themes that consistently run throughout his posts related to ideas that he was dedicated to exploring, including the plasticity of human identity and the extent to which it can be consciously altered in order to achieve something higher. That idea resonated with me tremendously because I was in a receptive position at the time and just needed someone to express it the right way, which Lyra did.

If you're looking for something rigorously systematic in Lyra's project you won't find it. His aim, as I understand it, was to plant seeds and expose loose threads that would cause curious individuals who happened upon them to explore the ideas further. I do think that BAP, in spite of his occasional obtuseness, is approaching as close a definition as possible for someone like Lyra who categorically resists and evades being defined (and he would probably resent me saying this).

His methods and his message(s) are clearly not for everyone or even every moment. I stumbled across his stuff several times before I was really in a position to try and appreciate what he was doing. I don't think it's fair to dismiss him altogether because of his subversive and manipulative tendencies or because of his venomous ad hominems. You're throwing out a number of babies out with that bathwater if you do.

To me Lyra came as close to embodying the Walt Whitman's idea of "containing multitudes" as anyone I've ever encountered, and for that achievement I admire him.
 

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Lyra isn't someone you can easily agree to disagree with (and woe to anyone who calls him out on any particular point), but I don't think that he is a troll. There are a number of themes that consistently run throughout his posts related to ideas that he was dedicated to exploring, including the plasticity of human identity and the extent to which it can be consciously altered in order to achieve something higher. That idea resonated with me tremendously because I was in a receptive position at the time and just needed someone to express it the right way, which Lyra did.

If you're looking for something rigorously systematic in Lyra's project you won't find it. His aim, as I understand it, was to plant seeds and expose loose threads that would cause curious individuals who happened upon them to explore the ideas further. I do think that BAP, in spite of his occasional obtuseness, is approaching as close a definition as possible for someone like Lyra who categorically resists and evades being defined (and he would probably resent me saying this).

His methods and his message(s) are clearly not for everyone or even every moment. I stumbled across his stuff several times before I was really in a position to try and appreciate what he was doing. I don't think it's fair to dismiss him altogether because of his subversive and manipulative tendencies or because of his venomous ad hominems. You're throwing out a number of babies out with that bathwater if you do.

To me Lyra came as close to embodying the Walt Whitman's idea of "containing multitudes" as anyone I've ever encountered, and for that achievement I admire him.

I'll read through Lyra's posts when I have the time (I hope).

Thank you.
 

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His methods and his message(s) are clearly not for everyone or even every moment. I stumbled across his stuff several times before I was really in a position to try and appreciate what he was doing. I don't think it's fair to dismiss him altogether because of his subversive and manipulative tendencies or because of his venomous ad hominems. You're throwing out a number of babies out with that bathwater if you do.
To what extent do you think such should be allowed then? Don't forget this is still a community of other individuals. Lyra is not the only person here, he's one person and one person should not receive special treatment to the detriment of others.


I agree it's a noble thing to excuse negative behavior for one's inspirational ideas, but that calls for a critical evaluation to determine justified tolerance from sycophantic indulgence.


I really would like to explore this as a thread topic to be honest.
 
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