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    Default I feel the need to rant...

    Ok, I've recently felt the need to rant on a particular subject. Throughout my time here, I've seen several RP's dealing with elements that list false elements. I realize that they are entitled to their own creativity and I myself have occaisionally used false elements, but to this day it annoys me greatly.

    The four classical elements are:
    Fire
    Earth
    Air
    Water

    Depending upon what classical system of beliefs you may hav, Spirit may be the fifth element a.k.a the one that animates the inanimate.

    NOWHERE in the aforementioned elements do these appear:

    Light
    Dark
    Thunder
    Poison
    Chaos
    Sound
    Sorrow(WHAT THE HELL!? THIS IS NOT AN ELEMENT! Emo idiots...)

    I greatly dislike it when those elements are used constantly and labeled as "elements." They are NOT elements! Is it TRULY that hard to simply abide by the four, possibly 5, classical elements alone?

    OK, rant over. Most of the questions above where rhetorical.
       

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    I feel for you, I really do. That is all I have to say.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    .....Make a thread about it.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    He did.


    fillerfillerfillerfillerfiller

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    Quote Originally Posted by Watermelons... <3
    He did.


    fillerfillerfillerfillerfiller
    omfg............Plot twist

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    I feel yer pain. .__.

    Spirit does include Darkness and Light, right? So, Spirit can be both of those?
    Dark and Light are the fundumental forces in the universe. :0

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    Spirit is also Soul, the one that animates the inanimate. Light and Darkness inside of it are not the kinds used here.

    The Light of the Soul = Virtuous, the "good" side of people.

    The Darkness of the Soul = Sinful, the bad side of people

    The Light used on this forum = Actual Light

    The Darkness used on this forum = Actual Darkness.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    TWilight, if i had any respect for you or knowledge of whom you are, I would take your advice somewhat to heart. However, since you lack any relevance in my existence as a whole, I am thus forced to ignore your comment from this point forward.

    Should you have anything truly productive to the topic to say, I encourage you to express it. However, if you are full of nothing more than comments that are identical to, or closely related to "move on", I "kindly" ask ye to promptly stay silent.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    Light, Dark, Sound, definately not elements...they're not even in physical form.

    Chaos and Sorrow definately not as well, they are emotions and states of being

    Poison involves a liquid/gas, so the loophole in this would be that they control water, but choose to manipulate the water to be poisonous

    For Electricity, well it depends on what definition of 'element' you are using (Btw, I consider Electricity an element, so I'm mainly defending it's right to be considered one):

    A fundamental, essential, or irreducible constituent of a composite entity.
    This definition would fit to: Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Electricity

    A substance composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus. Elements cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means.
    I really don't feel like looking up how many Protons per Nucleas is in Electricity, so I'll assume that Fire, Water, Earth, and Fire fit this description

    Electricity. The resistance wire in an electrical appliance such as a heater or an oven.
    This definition considered Electricity an element

    The forces that constitute the weather, especially severe or inclement weather
    Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Electricity

    One of four substances, earth, air, fire, or water, formerly regarded as a fundamental constituent of the universe.
    Speaks for itself, however Electricity is also a fundental constitute, and widely considered an element, even if it's considered so from ignorance

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    A substance composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus. Elements cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means.
    This can't be stated for Water or the Air we breathe because Water is H2O and Air is NO2
    Which can be broken down...which doesn't make them Elements
    >>;;

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    TMM, I am referring to the classical elements, not the ones of science. The element I am speaking of are the basic parts of the world as percieved by ancient times. It was the thoughtof the Chinese, Greek, Japanese, so forth cultures that the world was made up of four major elements and that each element, when combined with another or several others, made an object.

    An example of which is a burning piece of wood.

    THe wood burns, (fire), releases smoke(air), and turns into ash(Earth).

    I don't see electricity as a fundamental part of the universe. If anything, if would be considered by the ancient world to be a mixture of fire and air, most likely because it generally happens in the sky.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    heh...wow.
    Someones wound up tight...really something to get upset about. Im sooo not making fun of you noooo.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    To save myself the trouble of typing it all up again:

    TRN, if i had any respect for you or knowledge of whom you are, I would take your advice somewhat to heart. However, since you lack any relevance in my existence as a whole, I am thus forced to ignore your comment or any others from this point forward.

    Should you have anything truly productive to the topic to say, I encourage you to express it. However, if you are full of nothing more than comments that are identical to, or closely related to sarcastic comments, I "kindly" ask ye to promptly stay silent.

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    Default Re: I feel the need to rant...

    But friction is electricity, right? And friction creates heat which result into fire...somewhat... Correct me if I'm wrong.

 

 

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