VelociPodcast 152: Can a Centaur identify as a Minotaur?
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So it's how you sit properly, but I was very self-conscious twelve year old boy in sitting like that wasn't comfortable. I'd never sat like that before. So actually sitting like that was physically uncomfortable. And quite frankly, the guitar being as big as it was, and I was still relatively small when I sat that way the guitar went up into my chin, and I couldn't even see the strings or where my hands would be. And, but it was more the self conscious aspect of sitting in a way I wasn't comfortable with that really, really. Put me off. But my father wouldn't let it go. He said, if I didn't I had to sit properly if I was going to do it. So, of course, I never came back for a second lesson. I think I learned acord I strummed it a couple of times, and then that was it. We were done. And I was supposed to come back and ask him if I ever wanted the second lesson, but I never came back because I knew the first thing you would do was made me, sit properly which I found very uncomfortable. Didn't want to do. So there's a neat question there. So is it worth making someone do something properly, if they're going to immediately quit? Or is it better to have them? Do it a slightly wrong way in maybe have that skill for the rest of their life because I don't play guitar. I don't play any instrument. I have no musical talent because I've never practiced, and I've never practiced because of that first negative experience because I was forced to sit in a way. I wasn't comfortable sitting, but also it comes down to enjoyment. Now, my father and his mind, I wasn't dedicated enough. I, I didn't really want it that badly. And I didn't I didn't want it that badly. I just thought, oh, there's guitars around the house guitars, in a neat thing. I see I see people on TV using them. They seem like kind of sexy. Maybe like to learn electric guitar down the line, and be rockstar, who knows. I didn't have a particular passion for it. But it was a neat thing. It was available and I wanted to try it, and I was immediately turned off doing it because I actually never saw anyone sit down playing classical guitar. I saw music videos guys were jumping off speakers and doing guitar solos way, cooler than sitting with your legs cross. I playing classical guitar. So I think maybe it's better to introduce people to new things in a way that they enjoy it, regardless of it being one hundred percent proper or not as opposed to them, not being able to pick up any new skills because should you get comfortable with the guitar? You might wanna learn classical guitar, and then sitting that way might make more sense, or you might start doing that naturally anyways, but it's the same thing when people who are left handed are forced to do things in a right handed way. A lot of them I can see. It's so uncomfortable. They wouldn't do it in the first place. Why who does it hurt? If they do it in technically wrong way. And actually pick up the skill. Takes us onto a whole different topic that just entered my head that there were no left handed samurai you had to, if you were left handed, you still had to learn to wheeled your sword with your right hand. So that old Japanese ideology comes in all of a sudden. But now I'm thinking a left handed samurai would really mess up everyone because they would have no idea what to do. The core question why are dragons on game of thrones in the hobbit done incorrectly? Those are wide Verne's not dragons. This is a problem. I've I have addressed several times. And it's the problem of people not understanding fiction. So I had to go look up the definition of wven just to make sure I knew what I was talking about. And to see to make sure I understood what this person was talking about. So the definition of a wide Vern is a winged two legged dragon with a barbed tail. And then if you look up the definition of dragon, dragon is a large serpent like legendary creature that appears in folklore of many cultures around the world beliefs about dragons, very drastically by region dragons, and western cultures since the high middle ages have often been depicted as winged horned four legged and capable of breathing fire. The first problem is that a wine is a kind of dragon and therefore calling into a dragon is perfectly acceptable. So the person who asked this question is trying to define something, which is actually a sub category of a big thing. So calling it a wider, and his correct, and calling it a dragon his also correct? So there's your first problem is they think that those are different things, and they're not once a subcategory of another now, that's like saying you shouldn't call people mammals, because they're humans, but humans are kind of mammal. So it is actually perfectly acceptable to walk around saying mammal, mammal mammal mammal. You actually just walk around saying that that'd be really weird. Now my personal problem is whenever someone complains about fiction. They seem to think that it's not fiction anymore that there are rules that apply to the fiction, but those are rules are only in their head, a great example of this is that these Bs in the Walking Dead are never referred to his own bees, because the author decided that in this fictional world. There had never been any zombie fiction, so they had never used that word so they call them walkers. And then when they meet different communities, the different communities have different names for. The undid who've come back in attack them. That's a really cool. Interesting thing. And I thought it was really nice touch never using the word zombie, the author when creating a fiction is free to create whatever they want and defined it any way they want. So when they are writing about dragons and game of thrones he could have called it whatever he wanted. He called it dragons, probably because we know what a dragon is. And therefore, you don't have to draw a big painting or an image, or an idea of what a dragon is as soon as I say dragon you have a fairly basic idea of what a drag and looks like so that's all work done for you by general mythology. That doesn't have to be done by the author, but he could have called them, androids, this big reptile like thing with wings that breathes fire that walks around on two to four legs, the androids have come because in his universe. He creates the name and. What is the name that everyone in that universe is going to accept the fact that you don't like it in that you're using a definition is come from another source means that other sources now irrelevant because it's not within this universe. It would be like if you read a science fiction, book, that talked about die lithium crystals and you got angry that they weren't using dilute the crystals the same way that, that term is used in Star Trek because Star Trek as far as I know where they originally coined the term die lithium crystals. But the fact that I've changed universe, and I'm using a similar word or the same word for different thing is perfectly acceptable, because that is how fiction works. So why are the dragons and game of thrones in the hobbit done incorrectly, while they're not you are incorrect, because first of all, you've not even understood the definition properly. Those are wide Verne's, not dragons, Wibran's are kind of dragon and therefore you can call them dragons, but more importantly, you misunderstood, how fiction works, because the most important thing to remember is. It's not real. Hip hitter in episode one fifty he referred to park or part, humans as centers, and I believe you assume that they're mythos species, and I happen to know that some of them will identify as mentors. So I'd like you to talk about mandatory, please. Yeah. Let's, let's talk about minute tours. 'cause that's that's how I wanna spend my life. That's, that's what I went to school for years and years of education university degree. Minute tours. Right. So there's a couple of actual issues. One, I had to do research for the center episode, which really sort of ruined a bit of me inside part of my soul died a little bit. And the reason is I had to go and read about centers and of course anything that's posted on the internet. People weigh in with their opinions, you get people's ideas, and thoughts and things. And in most of those are pretty awful. And I think the reason it bothered me was because there were actual people who, who were legitimately trying to take a stand on the center miniature issue. But it's very clearly divided. You can't identify as a minute tour or sent or you can't be a center who identifies as mentor because of the definition now, this, of course if you get into modern. Social politics is actually a very risky stands to take. So I'm taking a tough stand, but it's primarily because sentors are specie whereas the minute or is actually an individual, you have the center of the central is universally defined as a human torso attached to the physical body of a horse, but that it would even include the horse tour show, which is the first problem that comes up, when you think about centers, a minute tour is a human body with a Bullhead and a bull tail now we there were some questions as to whether a center could have a human body in horse torso, but throughout the mythos that never occurred, the, the minute tour. Specifically, though is the offspring of the creatine Queen pacify not hundred percent. Sure. I'm saying that Pepsi Fe and a majestic bull it's actually defined as a majestic. I don't know what the difference between a bona. Majestic bull is. In this cream Queen, why she was getting it on with a bull. It's I didn't read the whole story. And I think the reason I didn't read the whole story is because I didn't want to. I took a deep dive once into Zeus. And basically, it was all the things that Zeus had raped. And after that, I kind of kind of. Lost a bit of my taste for mythology because there was a bit too much rape. And there was a lot of interactions between animals, and people now, the one of the things I brought up in episode one fifty cent tour episode was the story of Mr Hans, and Mr Hans had a horse provide sexual services for him and it killed him. Now, I don't know what's going on with this cream and Queen. Or the majestic bull. But the fact that a she survived that, and be produced offspring brings up a lot of questions and questions that we're not going to get answers to, again, because I'm not going to do that research. So could a send tour identify as a minute tour when, when people say identify something else, they referred to a general thing it would be difficult for someone to say that identify as different individual, like if you said guy who sent in this question, my name is guy, but I is grumpy Okla. Peter, that would be very hard thing for people to accept now, you could say, I defy as a different gender, you could say dentist, as a lot of things we know that phrase identifies different animals, mostly fictitious ones, and there's a step beyond that, which is the one that sort of confuses me where it's the. The people who identify as an anime character, and that's actually where I start to draw the line in that I think somehow I can accept you identify that you are a dragon you could identify that you are from the world of Nado toe you are a Nado ninja. But when you say I defy as a specific character like I buy as rock Lee, the problem is, when you meet someone else who identifies as Rockley, and this is apparently, a real conflict that has happened on the internet, which is, again, why the internet is just maybe a place that should be closed off burned. You get these two people who both identifies Rockley and then you can't have a singular rock Rockley. But the whole point is that Rockley is an individual. You run into the same problem now with the center minute or question because the miniature isn't a species. It's a singular individual. So could you have multiple centers identify as minute tours? And here we've gotten into a series of sentences that I never wanted to say in my life because they're not identifying as something different from them in general. Because being a minute or is no longer just a feeling or an understanding or something you identify as being a minute tour is singular. So the question then is do you accept that you could that you guy could identify as me Peter, but then I think the secondary question is to why won't accept it is what happens to me. Peter because I defy as Peter can we both identify Peter can compete or be a universal state of being which I don't think it can and primarily because the universe would collapse in on itself. So just because there are a mixture of body parts, you have the center torso in the horse body in the Bullhead in the human body. Those do not quite, they're not the same thing. And the centers are abominations but they are an abomination that is a species that has generalized the minute tour is unique. I. Don't think you can really justify identifying as a unique individual in the universe because once something is an individual wants something that's unique. It is different from all other things. And so you can't identify is that because you can't fully encompass or understand what that thing is. So that's why guy cannot identify as me. That's why those anime kids can't actually identify as an individual anime character because they can't actually understand all the worldview. And so they don't really share all the feelings of that person of that character, the thinking about the minutes for which is again, something I never really wanted to do in my life. I realized that the miniature I've a big question about the mentors brain because it has a Bullhead doesn't necessarily mean it has a bull brain. So does the minute tour behave more like a bull or more like a human or is it some kind of actual hybrid? Because I think it's presented as a hybrid. It's actually in the things I've read presented as more animalistic than human. It's sort of a rage machine. And so they have that big maze built for it. I don't really know why that was a better solution. But they made the big maze the labyrinth that he was kept in now what I do know. And this is again, maybe a big differentiation between the minute or in the centres the minute tour was given youths and maidens to eat, so he ate human flesh, send tours. Now, I don't know specifics about their diet, and that's actually a big question that I had because they technically would have multiple stomachs. They would have the human stomach in the front, and then they would have the horse stomach sort of down later in their body. So which stomach gets used because the human stomach in the hor- stomach don't process foods, the same way send tours are depicted as eating meat and hunting. So they are not depicted as eating youths and maidens, not specifically. So we don't know of that's true that actually might be the diagram of creatures, but somehow, the mentor makes more sense, because he just has one stomach. So he eats and he digests very much like a human would does the center eat meat that is digested in the human stomach. And then graze on grass, which is digested in the hor- stomach. How would it know which one to use? Does it have to Asaf agai? One where the path for meat goes to one stomach. And one that goes to the horse stomach, which is way longer because it actually would kind of go all the way through the human part of the body into the horse body. Yeah, it just leaves too many questions, the digestion of the center is now, my biggest sticking point is, how does that work know someone needs to explain what descend towards eat? And if they only eat meat or hunting, if they if they hunt and they eat meat primarily say their primary source of food is protein of some sort other animals, does that have a negative impact on the horse side of their body because it seems like it would I don't think you could feed horses high protein diets like meat, and they would remain healthy, just like you can't take predator and give them some sort of grass fed diet, expect them to remain healthy, so there are very specific physiological differences. But I think that's not the big problem. Because you can identify as someone who's different from you in a general sense. It's the individualized nature of the minute, or that makes him unique in the world you could say you identify is the miniature, but you actually wouldn't understand what the miniature feels because the minute tour feel specific things, and you can't feel the exact same things. I mean it is possible. You could feel the exact same things, but you couldn't say it to such a degree with confidence the you're feeling the same way that you are actually therefore in a body -ment of the minute tour. So the reason ascend tour cannot identify as a minute. Tor is the individualized nature of a singular being in the universe. The minute tour and digestion. The loss of the loss of the loss of the law support coast. The loss of podcasts. Hey, sexy friend. He's making me bitch. Thank you for listening. If you have questions or comments, you can tweet at Veloce Peter or Email, Vallejo, sack podcast, g mail dot com. You can find the podcast on night, Younes Stitcher at cost, or go to villa Z Peter dot com slash podcast. Quite frankly, way, cooler than sitting at a table of quite cool way, cooler than sitting with your legs.