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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 21, 2016, 08:31:24 pm »
Fascinating how my pointing out that I made another human with my own bone and blood was glossed over by PDS, and he instead went to a scenario in which two beings share a body instead of one directing leeching off another.

Truly a master of mental gymnastics.

If it was a real sport, he'd definitely be Olympic standard.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 21, 2016, 08:25:17 pm »
Fascinating how my pointing out that I made another human with my own bone and blood was glossed over by PDS, and he instead went to a scenario in which two beings share a body instead of one directing leeching off another.

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Beyond the wall / Re: What Makes This Really Funny, part 2
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:42:04 pm »
It isn't just the middle class Christian white who voted for Trump, though.  The poor Christian white demographic probably gave him a large amount of votes, as well.  I know they did here, and they talked about it openly.

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Me either.

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I think it's super weird that you decided that we "shat" on him, even though he didn't. He just took what we said as a good point, and moved on.

Really? Because statements he made immediately after didn't appear to show understanding of the point, because the point you two demonstrated was close to "eat shit, and also fuck off." Having no other actual information or perspective on the situation, he appeared to think that a slight modification of his previous behavior in the story would be sufficient, which, again, was met with useless horseshit.

 Thankfully, we had some productive discussion after some teeth pulling when Freeky finally explained the disgust she felt over the situation, and why it doesn't help women to be complicit in those situations. Such a discussion almost didn't happen because of the push to just "move on" to avoid further butthurt.

Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm not sure you were as helpful as you think you were.

I'm glad you're into defending people and all, but I'm comfortably within the "...and then they came for me" camp, for the moment. Maybe we could focus more of that energy on defending the people they're coming for now?

Thanks for being a cool dude.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:38:54 am »
What I'm saying, basically, is that Tumblr is going to end up saving us all. :lulz:

As someone who only subscribes to Youtuber-centric, cat-centric, or that one lady with the post about recipes tumblr blogs, I find this incredibly pleasing. 

So, in terms of real life time, there'll be a significant uptick in life quality as we know it in about 20 years?  That's not.... well, it's bad, but at least it'll be in my lifetime.

It is actually pleasing. We just have to hope that the environmental damage isn't too great by then to recover from, which is pretty questionable.

You probably remember that I used to despise Tumblr. Well, I was wrong. I have completely changed my mind about it. Tumblr can be a little over-the-top at times, but it is essentially a proving ground for social ideas. Young people practice how they want to be. Sometimes they in this practice they go through an embarrassing stage of being goths or Faerie Wiccans or anarchists or even the absolute mind-bogglingly moronic nonsense of being a punk-rock Libertarian communist. On Tumblr, that practice often takes the form of being an over-the-top "social justice warrior"... but at the end of the day, it seems that being a social justice warrior in a community of social justice warriors might be exactly what we need to be. Absolutism and idealism seem to be a necessary aspect of growing up, but they are typically moderated with age, so these little idealists, driven by the intensity of the powerful emotions of youth, will mature into adults with a strong moral compass and enough understanding of the grey areas of the world to use it to make it a better place for everyone.



That's a lot more uplifting than anything else I've seen recently.  Awesome.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:14:10 am »
By way of illustration:

No person can be legally required to donate blood or part of their body. Even in the most ludicrous example you could think of: a drunk driver mortally injures someone and could save their life by donating blood. Even though the situation is their fault, isn't legally compelled to give blood. Those are extreme examples, and hundreds more that are far less intense exist. In none of them is a person required to surrender their bodily autonomy.

A fetus has no right to require the use of a woman's body for nine months of she doesn't want to. Even if she fucks 80 men a day without protection, who gets to use her uterus to gestate in is exclusively her decision.

I quite like that. 

Also, point of note, The fetus is being built with materials taken from the woman's body, not just food.  My teeth were never great, but during my pregnancy they became ruined for good, because I wasn't taking calcium supplements.  So that whole "not part of their body" argument is stupid bullshit, because I MADE A HUMAN WITH MY OWN UTERUS AND BLOOD AND BONES.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: November 2016: Hail Discordia
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:45:52 pm »
What I'm saying, basically, is that Tumblr is going to end up saving us all. :lulz:

As someone who only subscribes to Youtuber-centric, cat-centric, or that one lady with the post about recipes tumblr blogs, I find this incredibly pleasing. 

So, in terms of real life time, there'll be a significant uptick in life quality as we know it in about 20 years?  That's not.... well, it's bad, but at least it'll be in my lifetime.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 11, 2016, 07:45:01 pm »
Yeah, I'd heard there were major issues and they were putting up patches all today.  Shitty still, though

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How many pages of arguing over some guy making a badwrong joke? This is awesome. None of you are learning anything, 2018 and 2020 are all ours.

Sorry not over someone making a badwrong joke, someone making a badwrong joke and the person there laughing instead of lecturing their coworker like an overgrown hall monitor. KEEP IT UP FAMS

The converstaion has rather moved on to what we in the trade call "generally speaking," rather than it being about that exact moment in time.  And as far as I can tell, it's mostly venting, what the Open Bar is for.  Do try and keep up, won't you?

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Turns out, if you just play nice and pick your battles, they take it as validation that they're doing just fine. They even "have black friends" who "don't complain", and women friends who "laugh at their jokes".

Almost 100% of the time, the people telling women and people of color that we need to play nice and pick our battles are white men.

Go figure.

I was thinking about that today, because I do laugh at the jokes.  A few seconds after I laugh, I get angry.  It's probably a self-preservation instinct, that delayed reaction.  And yeah.  I'm sick to death of having to play nice all the damn time, and dog tired from wrestling constantly with the idea that this might not be a battle I shuold fight.

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There's a really good quote in Terry Pratchett's Jingo about just that, let me see if I can dig it up.

How the Moderate Person on fb thinks:

ďIt was much better to imagine men in some smokey room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over brandy. You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didnít then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told the children bed time stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people. It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyoneís fault. If it was Us, then what did that make Me? After all, Iím one of Us. I must be. Iíve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. Weíre always one of Us. Itís Them that do the bad things."

Fuckin' love me some Terry Pratchett.

In any case, it's hard to convince people who refuse to see that sometimes they act racist because they don't think they're racist, and get all offended and then #AllLivesMatter and "not all men."  Discouraging.

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There's a really good quote in Terry Pratchett's Jingo about just that, let me see if I can dig it up.

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OMG. I tried to explain something by mentioning that we have 50 autonomous states that are able to make their own laws about voter registration and ID, and he retorted by saying that Canada has way more autonomous provinces.

 :lulz:

That person is maybe, just maybe, really dumb.

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