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could the tale of Ozymandias be interpretted as the philosophy of nhilism or would that be reading too much into what the poem is trying to say?

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


No more nihilistic than the slave whispering "Respice post te hominem memento te" during a Triumph.
It's just a little lesson in humility.


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I never interpreted it as being nihilistic. I agree that it's more about humility, or perhaps a lesson in working together to build something that people would want around, as a tyrant's monument generally has a very short lifetime. Even the pyramids supposedly had the mummies of attendants and common workers in them to give them a nice ticket to the afterlife, too.


It's just saying that wealth and fame are transient. You could read that as either meaning that we should enjoy such things in the present, without any expectation that they will continue to indefinitely serve us past our lifetime, or that we should find other, more permanent, sources of values. Neither of those is inherently nihilistic, and in particular the latter one is a pretty standard Christian theme ("Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.") which, regardless of one's opinion on it, certainly would not normally be considered nihilistic.


I think it's more just about the passage of time.


am i going nuts or does underage idolm@ster have chromatic aberration in every frame


looks like blur. The aberration might just be your glasses


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Nope, the aberration is there. It's on the sides as some sort of attempt at a "focusing" filter or something


wonder if mpv or ffmpeg could undo it

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