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It's 3edgy5me.  I dont know if I can handle his radical out of the box thinking.

Damn, Cain made me realize something I had forgotten: I don't believe in progress (most of the time).

Allow me to explain my position:
People are idiots.
Making more idiots is not progress.
Making idiots live longer is not progress.
Giving idiots bigger bombs is not progress.

The only thing that comes close is sending idiots into space, but even then we manage to fuck it up: The international space station? What the fuck is the concept of nationalism doing in space? you drew your lines on the ground map so you get to stay on the ground you smarmy little small-minded fucks!

Well, I wouldn't go that far.

I'd just point out, like I did, that some ideas concerning equality and the universality of humanity pre-date the 20th century by quite a bit, and the idea that history = bad and modernity = good is as childlike as the belief that "traditional values" = good and modernity = bad.

Which brings me onto another point.  The whole idea of traditional values is laughable.  It's either a bastardised, misremembered, idealised and watered down version of percieved 1950s social mores, or "Victorian" values minus all the bits that people don't like talking about (like the very bawdy jokes, the nude photographs, the "penny dreadfuls", rampant drug use etc).  It's make believe, a story for children. It's also incredibly ethnocentric, as it ignores the social and scientific progress that occured under Islam or in the Russian republics, to focus on an exclusively Western "rise from barbarity narrative" (which also conveniently sidesteps the Greco-Roman heritage of Western civilization...probably due to all the paganism, buggery, wine and debauchery).

People in the past were just as honourable, depraved, corrupt, loveable and terrible as modern people - because, y'know, there was the common denominator in that they were people. 

The Roman Empire was ethnically and religiously pluralistic to a point that it seems cosmopolitan even by modern standards,  And it was hardly unique in this respect, historically.

There's a lot of historical strawmanning and curiously linear conceptions of progress ITT.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: Sermon #1 on 21C Fun
« on: Yesterday at 08:34:57 am »
Do you mean the 'a man farting louder than a woman is fart-raping her' thing, or do you mean the 'forcing someone to pretend to enjoy your farts' thing?
Because the latter is a lot close to rape than the first IMHO.

The first one.

That has GOT to be satire.

That and teenagers who dont know better on tumblr, who can turn pretty much anything into A Thing, for at least a day or so.  Remember when Benedict Cumberbatch was a slaver?  Exactly.

Wait, what?

Jezebel had a fairly reasonable take on this (for once), but it quickly descended from "doesn't have to apologise but would be nice" to "Benedict Cumberbatch is the modern embodient of the Nazi White Power structure" because social media.

There's also a certain delicious irony in (mostly) Americans getting all righteous about British slavery, but that's another matter entirely.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: OPEN BAR: Now endorsed by Foodbabe!
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:02:41 pm »
Sorry for your loss, Waffles

Thanks.  And yeah - that's a fairly minor overhaul, compared to what people with top end machines and no consideration for gameplay improving mods can do (example).

I mean, I could probably install fancy depth of field applying effects, ambient occlusion something or other, 4k Super HD grass textures and all the rest...but I'd rather have something worth playing and not quite as pretty, ya know?

I believe in traditional values, like not using the internet.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: Your Daily Whine.
« on: November 19, 2014, 04:48:52 pm »
He sounds like he needs some cheese.  Because that's one vintage whine.

National Guard is being called upon to support the police as well.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: "The More You Know" pic contest.
« on: November 18, 2014, 06:18:48 pm »
I think you'll approve.

I decieded to run with "the more you know" in terms of the Lovecratian "knowledge of the Universe will drive you mad"

K, so I think I'm almost there

Requiem + Frostfall +iNeed + Immersive Weapons and Armour + half a dozen lesser mods + Vividian ENB preset/Realistic Lighting Overhaul/Climates of Tamriel.

I think it looks fairly pretty, anyway.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: "The More You Know" pic contest.
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:20:24 pm »
My submission:

Bring and Brag / Re: Great game from the world of Chaos- Game Torah Online
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:43:53 pm »

Bring and Brag / Re: Great game from the world of Chaos- Game Torah Online
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:23:39 pm »
I think I see the problem.  There are no serious manufacturers of games on this board, so none of us can understand it.

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? Iíll have you know I graduated top of my class in serious game manufacturing, and Iíve been involved in numerous secret beta tests on serious, and I have over 300 confirmed industry releases. I am trained in post-sales marketing and Iím the top producer in the entire industry. You are nothing to me but just another negative review. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of serious game manufacturers across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. Youíre fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I make serious games in over seven hundred ways, and thatís just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in serious game production, but I have access to the entire external funding budget and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little ďcleverĒ comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldnít, you didnít, and now youíre paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. Youíre fucking dead, kiddo.

Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: OPEN BAR: Now endorsed by Foodbabe!
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:19:02 pm »
University files.

Also no, not that I'm aware of.  An incident at Oxford Uni helped bring it to wider public attention, but I'm fairly sure it started in south-central London.

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