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A link back to the original page from Reelizer.com.

And for legality:

MOAR BANE. From Secret Six: #23. Go on about your day now.

Date: 2012-03-16 02:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
Username from Chronicle?

(Andrew gets some sympathy points for the abuse, but he totally botches understanding the difference between why Apex Predators (which are animals) and Sociopaths (which are humans) )


Date: 2012-03-16 08:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
Kingdom: "ANIMALIA"*
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: Homo sapiens

*Yeah, we are a type of animal.

Re: Technically...

Date: 2012-03-16 01:39 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
Okay, I'm meaning "animal" as in "savage/wild" vs "sentient, civilized."

Getting away from the linguistics, the scene in question has a character trying to use biology in an argument that is really more about justifying Nietzschean views of morality, where the superior being doesn't have to follow lesser beings morality; but the kid was obviously doing things much more for revenge than surviving in his environment as a "predator." (and ham-fisted philosophy speeches were more a character trait of his cousin).

I get what the writers were going for, with a greater motivation behind a Start Of Darkness, but the whole "deeper psychology" breaks down outside the scene and just becomes an odd thing. Like they wanted to tack on an interesting speech in the middle of a character going evil and oh yeah, he's abused and paranoid and none of that actual matters if it's correct or not.

Re: Technically...

Date: 2012-03-16 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skemono
Seriously! If you want to be an apex predator, kid, you have to start eating your bullies. That's what predators do!

Date: 2012-03-16 01:41 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime

Date: 2012-03-16 12:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Apex predator" is a term from biology IIRC. Every local environment has an apex predator, the one at the top of the food chain who isn't predated upon themselves.

On Earth that's pretty much always humans, but not exclusively so, and in area's we haven't colonised (like the oceans), the local apex predator might be just about anything (bacteria and parasites are usually excluded)

Date: 2012-03-16 01:40 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
See response above.


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