“I believe in nothin’ – never have, never will. What matters is what I can see, hear, smell, taste, touch – tangible things, physical things. Reality. The rest is imagination.”
“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor. He talks as the man of his age talks, that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness.”
— ‘The Simple Art Of Murder’, Raymond Chandler
iron man is batman with an alcohol problem and less ambition from the onset.
batman’s a dick. (paper forthcoming)
batman will always kick superman’s ass. it’s because he’s crazy and he’s a cheater. i don’t advocate this, but it’s held fast through most (non)cannon.
selective deontology seems apt.
utilitarianism scares me, but i generally wouldn’t argue with it. unless it was my shit on the line.
“The ignorance and afflictions of the beginning, abiding place and the immovable
wisdom that comes later become one. The function of the intellect disappears,
and one ends in a state of No-Mind-No-Thought. If one reaches the deepest point,
arms, legs, and body remember what to do, but the mind does not enter into this at all.”
Sabbe satta dukkha pamuccantu
(may all beings be free from suffering)