[Mortified Penguin]'s diary

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Written about Thursday 2014-11-06
Written: (44 days ago)
Next in thread: 1168305

Morality is nothing more than an evolutionary adaption to prompt humans to cooperate with other humans to increase mating potential. Our place in society dictates how successful we can be, which influences our ability to procreate, so we're obsessed with other peoples' opinion of ourselves, because that essentially will determine whether or not we can fulfill our biological urge to pass on our genes. So guilt, love, anger, and every other emotion are simply biological prompts to help us breed. Anger has worked for our ancestors when they had competition in mating and their aggression either subdued their rival or convinced a potential mate that their level of aggression would be beneficial in protecting any offspring. Guilt prompts members of our species to be more submissive and "moral" to those they need to suck up to in order to maintain their position in society. And love is simply a result of monogamy working better than polygamy in offspring survival. The first step to advancing as a species is to understand ourselves completely, so just remember that all those feelings you feel are just chemistry in your brain being controlled by the personal rulebook of survival that is your genetic coding and it can be overcame and even utilized in the control of other humans if you can first understand it. Now, you may be thinking, controlling other humans? Isn't that cruel and manipulative? Not if you use your control to better them and make them become more understanding like yourself. There is no good or evil, you aren't doing anything wrong when you don't stick with the moral status quo, you're simply acting in a way that could strain your fragile relationship with society if they were to find out. But when you utilize your ability to control to essentially save the sheep and bring them into a state of enlightenment, you're advancing your race as a whole and being benevolent, which, though it doesn't technically exist, is as close to being "good" as you can get.

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Written about Friday 2014-10-17
Written: (65 days ago)
Next in thread: 1167972, 1167974, 1168099

In my own mind, I call myself Mort.

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Written about Wednesday 2014-10-15
Written: (67 days ago)
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Written about Friday 2014-10-10
Written: (72 days ago)

I would let Elftown burn if I could be vice mayor of the ashes.

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Written about Thursday 2014-10-09
Written: (72 days ago)

Oh, it is so on now!

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Written about Friday 2014-05-02
Written: (232 days ago)
Next in thread: 1165221, 1165233, 1166007

Shit, I forgot to make a big deal of my ten year anniversary on Elftown a week ago. :(

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Written about Friday 2014-02-07
Written: (317 days ago)
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Written about Thursday 2014-01-09
Written: (346 days ago)
Next in thread: 1164015, 1164017

"Mortified Penguin" was a reference to a terrorist in Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. That just didn't seem like the kind of username I should have if I want to be the brave, kind hero that Elftown needs. This new one should work much better!

(Hey, it's still better than [Sir Soapy] was at least.)

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Written about Wednesday 2013-12-25
Written: (361 days ago)
Next in thread: 1163872

Ha ha, this old diary was about getting drunk and violent and stabbing myself to death:

I started my novel, but couldn't finish it, because my laptop broke:

The young writer sat down to begin work on his novel. After only a paragraph, frustrated and deciding that writing a story about a writer writing a story was a stupid and unoriginal idea that only an unskilled writer would write, he angrily ripped up the first page of the story he had written. He soon realized that he had been using a laptop to write and had made a terrible mistake in ripping his first draft. With no easy way to write, he had to turn to the refrigerator for his second draft, which proved to be cold and delicious. He felt he was losing his edge, so he sharpened his pencil and started one last time, his mind finally filled with thoughts and colors and graphite.


Merry Christmas! :D

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Written about Wednesday 2013-12-25
Written: (361 days ago)
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Written about Saturday 2013-09-28
Written: (449 days ago)

I know what you're thinking, you've seen just about every interesting member of Elftown featured, but what about Mortified Penguin? Strangely enough, Mort is one of the few people that haven't been featured! What an egregious oversight by the crew. But, by simply visiting Featured Member and nominating Mort, you could make a difference! What do you really know about Mort? Nothing, hopefully. So, nominate him today and learn more about Elftown's resident helper and good Samaritan. Find out new and interesting facts about the penguin with a heart of gold and balls of steel. And don't forget to visit Bob's Diner and take advantage of our cheap steak! It's really drunk right now and totally giving it up to just about anyone.

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Written about Thursday 2013-07-25
Written: (514 days ago)
Next in thread: 1161496, 1161692

One week into year one of my awesome beard. Shit is about to get intense.

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Written about Wednesday 2013-05-15
Written: (585 days ago)
Next in thread: 1160187

You. Bob's Diner needs more comments. Y u no comment?

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Written about Wednesday 2013-03-13
Written: (648 days ago)
Next in thread: 1158289, 1158335, 1160213

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Written about Monday 2012-04-02
Written: (992 days ago)
Next in thread: 1149184, 1149185

I made a new friend today. I roped him in with my charm and wit. He's great and he has such a well-rounded personality. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we're going to hang together sometime. I'm just choking up over how fun it'll be. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haa... *eats ramen*...

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Written about Wednesday 2012-03-07
Written: (1019 days ago)
Next in thread: 1148508

I started my novel, but couldn't finish it, because my laptop broke:

The young writer sat down to begin work on his novel. After only a paragraph, frustrated and deciding that writing a story about a writer writing a story was a stupid and unoriginal idea that only an unskilled writer would write, he angrily ripped up the first page of the story he had written. He soon realized that he had been using a laptop to write and had made a terrible mistake in ripping his first draft. With no easy way to write, he had to turn to the refrigerator for his second draft, which proved to be cold and delicious. He felt he was losing his edge, so he sharpened his pencil and started one last time, his mind finally filled with thoughts and colors and graphite.

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Written about Monday 2012-02-13
Written: (1042 days ago)
Next in thread: 1147653, 1147655, 1147657

Damn it, Lilo! Stop making me think people want to talk to me and then telling me it's some jerk's birthday! That cat fools me every time...

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Written about Wednesday 2012-01-25
Written: (1061 days ago)
Next in thread: 1146902, 1146921, 1147667, 1147668

I'm holding auditions for the new [Mortified Penguin]. Please leave your resumes on my desk.

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Written about Saturday 2011-12-31
Written: (1086 days ago)

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Edit: What is this nonsense? No iframes in diaries?!

Just go here then, dagnabit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0k3kHtyoqc
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Written about Saturday 2011-12-31
Written: (1086 days ago)

Friends and Enemies


"I must emphasize again that merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them.

And who creates such opportunities? Not our friends, of course, but our enemies. They are the ones who give us the most trouble. So if we truly wish to learn, we should consider enemies to be our best teacher!

For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, it is often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

So anger and hatred are always harmful, and unless we train our minds and work to reduce their negative force, they will continue to disturb us and disrupt our attempts to develop a calm mind. Anger and hatred are our real enemies. These are the forces we most need to confront and defeat, not the temporary "enemies" who appear intermittently throughout life.

Of course, it is natural and right that we all want friends. I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles. The result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers! If, on the other hand, you neglect the happiness of others, in the long term you will be the loser. And is friendship produced through quarrels and anger, jealousy and intense competitiveness? I do not think so. Only affection brings us genuine close friends.

In today's materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

The trouble is that when things in the world go well for us, we become confident that we can manage by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, but as our status and health decline, we quickly realize how wrong we were. That is the moment when we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, we ourselves must cultivate altruism!

Though sometimes people laugh when I say it, I myself always want more friends. I love smiles. Because of this I have the problem of knowing how to make more friends and how to get more smiles, in particular, genuine smiles. For there are many kinds of smile, such as sarcastic, artificial or diplomatic smiles. Many smiles produce no feeling of satisfaction, and sometimes they can even create suspicion or fear, can't they? But a genuine smile really gives us a feeling of freshness and is, I believe, unique to human beings. If these are the smiles we want, then we ourselves must create the reasons for them to appear."


- His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
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Written about Friday 2011-12-23
Written: (1087 days ago)
Next in thread: 1145728, 1145733

One week anniversary. <3

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