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Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« Last post by Bobby Campbell on Yesterday at 05:15:38 am »
Cheers Bobby! Art in VR is fucking awesome. Only just started mucking about wi Tiltbrush and it's a whole nother level of weird. You paint your own light, like in traditional painting but that whole concept takes on a life of it's own when you're immersed in it!

Inconceivable! The idea of being able to create the environment you are in, while you are in it, is absolutely mind blowing. The crafts of magic and art seem mixing together pretty nicely :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:
« Last post by Brother Mythos on Yesterday at 04:14:21 am »
Or Kill Me / Re: It's all the same fuking shite
« Last post by Cain on Yesterday at 02:08:44 am »
I know that all of you fucking discordians are just a bunch of haters who seem to do anything you can to distance yourself from fucking anarchists which is just fine and dandy sit in your house on your computer and type inane shite all day until your fingers fall off.
« Last post by Junkenstein on Yesterday at 12:54:09 am »

One week after Democrats in Congress announced their new "populist" agenda—“A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future”—the Yes Men, posing as DNC representatives, took to the stage at the Politicon conference in Pasadena, CA[...]

Missed this, I forgot how much I love the Yes Men.
I'm about half an hour into the first lecture. I like how painstakingly honest he is about what is unknown and that he understands the oversimplification epidemic in academia and elsewhere. Going to take the whole 6 hours of stuff one bite at a time, but this seems darn well worth it.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on August 17, 2017, 11:56:30 pm »
Meanwhile, here is Trump not being inclusive

Hours after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, President Donald Trump suggested that Islamic terrorists should be executed with bullets soaked in pig's blood, praising a discredited story of a 20th-century atrocity.

"Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught," Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. "There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!"

The tweet referenced a false story that Trump told at rallies more than once on the campaign trail. Trump claimed that during the Moro rebellion in the Philippines between 1901 and 1913, U.S. Gen. John Pershing executed Muslim insurgents with bullets dipped in pig's blood. Trump's retelling of the myth has changed each time
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Cain on August 17, 2017, 11:12:09 pm »
Juggalos, for their many manifest faults, including a lack of knowledge about magnets, have always prided themselves on being very inclusive.
Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Last post by Freeky on August 17, 2017, 10:41:36 pm »
In other news, Juggalos hate nazis.

« Last post by LMNO on August 17, 2017, 10:39:11 pm »
100% troofpaste.
Principia Discussion / Re: The Devolution of Shitposting and Competing Chaos Gods
« Last post by Cramulus on August 17, 2017, 10:01:46 pm »
I haven't really thought this out completely, but could the same pattern be applied in IRL communities absent of any visible minorities?

I'm thinking small towns that have been exclusively/massively majority white/cis/het.  It's not anonymity per se, but it does allow for space to say taboo/shitty things about Others, which can start as 'off color' jokes and then becomes a reality tunnel.

Both of these are situations where the individual is protected from blowback. But the shit-talk comes from a different place in each case.

In a homogeneous face-to-face community, people have a safe space to express things that they're really thinking, but might not vocalize in mixed company.

with the anonymous imageboard shitposter, I think most of them don't start off expressing anything that's real to them, it's more about trying to out-edge each other.  And you remain in that space, doing an impression of a racist, and eventually you have built walls around those behaviors, you start to feel it sincerely.

I had a chantard explain some of the culture to me - a lot of people are attracted to the anon imageboard format because it's very hard for people to engage in linguistic turf wars there. You can't really police other people. Your judgments roll right off them. Because a lot of people are just doing a shtick, so all statements could be ironic. And if you read the irony too sincerely, you're the moron that doesn't get the joke. When they enter an IRC channel, they will often just try to say the shittiest thing possible right off the bat, as a litmus test - is this the kind of room where people get easily offended? If someone flips out, that's an easy target for trolling. If everybody is cool, and not easily upset by words, we can have a real conversation. That's the idea, at least.

For those of us that have been on the oldschool PD forum-boardings, you kinda know what I'm talking about. We would approach a forum with the intent of provoking the moderators' territorial impulses, to draw the controlling behavior out of them and then rally the locals against them. Like at, we would shitpost in their wand threads - people would be posting pictures of their wands, we would be posting pix of bongs. And then we'd get to have an argument about the definition of a wand. The intent was to jar some of these people out of their uptight patterns, or to bring the anal-retentive behaviors to the surface, where they could be confronted. It's actually an altruistic, playful impulse, albeit a contentious one. But on a long enough timeline, a lot of us started to feel a real annoyance towards these people. You start to lose track of where the act is vs where your real feelings are. (This is why I quit trollin' and got on board with the New Sincerity)

Cause when you're playing the shitbag character (like the Pterodactyl Handler), your brain is coming up with what defenses you'll use, how you'll dismiss the criticism of what you're doing - I mean, it's only a game! But those rationalizations are real.
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