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Everything posted by Thunderloin

  1. A weak joke annoyed you that much? I'm not a doctor, but allow me to prescribe you some
  2. His stated method to help protect women was that they should fight back more and not act like prey. The presumption inherent in that statement is that women who have been raped did not do enough to fight off or discourage their attacker, and thus are at least partially at fault for being raped. That's classic rape apology, as it shifts part of the blame to the victim. "If only she'd done X, Y, or Z, she probably wouldn't have gotten raped." The people criticizing the nail polish are misguided, as I mentioned when you (or whoever) first brought up that story. You'll get no argument from me there. Sadly, if the product does make it to market, I can already see dudes saying that women who don't buy the nail polish and get raped thanks to a date rape drug in their drink are somewhat at fault for their own rape. As for the metaphor, it was pretty easy to understand - "don't act like prey; don't act like a potential victim". The criticism of it is, apparently, somewhat more difficult to understand, I guess. Finally, I do read, and I do think for myself, and I do form my own arguments. But maybe I'm doing it wrong. "Feminazi feminazi feminazi you're a retarded cunt." Does that look better?
  3. Not a rape apologist? Here's an article with a partial transcript from one of his videos (i.e., what he says), and the author's response to thunderf00t's points. http://skepchick.org/2013/10/thunderf00t-and-wasps-and-mountain-lions-and-rape/ (tl;dr version: Thunderf00t claims that fewer women would be raped if they'd just channel their inner wasp and fight back against a predator. He should know - he was stalked by a mountain lion once, didn't act like prey, and survived to tell about it! How does this make him a rape apologist? Because he's using the exact same language as actual rapists did when explaining why they raped the women they did: namely, that the women didn't do enough to convey that they didn't want to be raped.) As for the holocaust science - what technology that was used in the Holocaust later saved 2 billion people? That wasn't at all clear in the video. Oh, and regarding this part at the start: That's laughable coming from you, considering that you're completely unwilling to even acknowledge Sarkessian's (or Felicia Day's, or apparently any women who mentions misogyny in the tech industry or underrepresented women in games) points based on your tautology that she's a "feminazi". If I am guilty of ignoring everything Thunderf00t says - even though I'm only aware of a small fraction of what he said - I'm certainly more comfortable with ignoring the views of Johnny "hey, the Holocaust might not've been so bad because science inexact future hypothetical" than I would be ignoring the views of Sally "women face a fair bit of discrimination in the tech industry and games".
  4. What Sith are left at the end of Return of the Jedi? I was under the impression that the Emperor and Vader were the last two, and they both died. I could be wrong, though.
  5. From what I've read, there's already a pretty big retcon in place: the only part of the existing Star Wars universe prior to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilms that remains canon is the set of the six movies released in theaters (Episodes I-VI). Timothy Zahn books, animated series, video games, other books, etc. - nothing in any of those is considered part of the official lore of the Star Wars universe now. But yeah, not sure how the Force can awaken when it's already awake, but maybe it means that the new movie will introduce a multitude of new force sensitives/users. At the end of episode VI, Luke and Leia are the only known Force users left, correct? Thus, a resurgence in the number of force users could be seen as an awakening.
  6. One interpretation I've seen of tax deductions says that one entity receiving a deduction creates a slightly larger burden for other taxable entities (it doesn't increase their taxes, of course, but local/state/federal all have budgets which must be met, and collecting less from one person means that person pays less of a share, so everyone else's relative share increases). So if this was indeed a tax deductible item for Turbine, by the interpretation above, the trip was paid for by every other taxable entity with Turbine's locale, meaning that even recently laid off employees may have contributed a fraction of a penny to fund the trip. Then again, others already pointed out that it may not have been tax deductible, in which case Turbine wasn't indirectly dipping into the pockets of the local citizenry, but rather allocating some thousands of dollars to entertain a few players who are already most likely fully committed to the game instead of maybe having an extra team-building event (yuck) or a fancier holiday party for its own employees.
  7. This comment comes to you from 2011 (or earlier).
  8. Thunderf00t, the Holocaust apologist? That's who you're choosing to side with and cite? http://www.gezone.net/en/videos/play/U0ZiOVJRNWFmeFU Thunderf00t, the rape apologist and misogynist? http://somegreybloke.blogspot.com/2013/09/thunderf00t-has-decided-to-talk-about.html Cool source.
  9. Since I'm an American guy, I rarely get the chance to be called a cunt, so thanks!
  10. From Wikipedia: Feminazi Doro is just channeling his inner conservative right winger. Maybe this is why:
  11. Yeah, to me the chat restriction also seems to be what Quinn guesses it is - and it's long overdue/kind of too late. It's the sort of thing that might've been useful when there was a larger population (and thus, presumably a larger population of trolls ducking in-game bans via free accounts). As for legit players... I don't see a three hour chat restriction as all that bad. It sounds like they still have access to local and regional chat channels anyway, so it's not like they're completely prohibited from seeking help from other players, although personally I'd prefer people spend their early time in the game learning things on their own rather than asking for help.
  12. I thought Silverangel was referring to this site, but I could be wrong.
  13. In case you didn't check out the link that cossie provided, apparently the makers of the video edited out nearly every single white guy that they filmed. The article cossie linked didn't have one of the quotes that I've seen elsewhere from the filmmakers, though - namely, that there was usually a siren or some other inconvenient (or perhaps convenient?) noise happening when a white guy did the catcalling. The end result, whether or not it was intentional, is that white guys can watch the video and say to themselves, "Look, it's a bunch of black and brown dudes harrassing these women - respectable guys like me don't do that."
  14. Wow. I wonder what happens when that guy has to call in sick, or his temp agency reassigns him.
  15. Ooh, is this like when the act of pointing out racism is called being racist? I love that one!
  16. I'll preface this by saying that I realize that this could just be a dozen misguided redditors (sp?), but I give you... "In Which #Gamergaters Reminisce About How Jack Thompson, Who Wanted to Destroy Video Games Entirely, Wasn't All That Bad, At Least Not in Comparison to Anita Sarkeesian, Who Wants to See More Games Made With Female and non-White Main Characters" http://np.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2kr040/postcolbert_segment_discussion/clnxc75
  17. Just let the ardent defenders have their little circle jerk. They'll probably never realize that the soggy biscuit in the middle is LOTRO.
  18. There's an asian hair salon near where I play pool that has a sample hair style picture in the window that looks like Orlando Bloom. I really think it's him, and he's posing with some young asian woman showing off another style. He's the only white guy in any of the pictures, and I'm trying to figure out when in his career he'd have been anonymously posing for hair salon sample photos. Anyway, this is barely relevant to anything being discussed here, but it's been nagging at me for a year and I had to share.
  19. I read it as the judge couldn't think of a more serious offense - at all. Nice of the judge to forgo a prison sentence, though. For fuck's sake... What I learned from this: Ireland must be a bloody crime-free Utopia if the most serious offense a judge can think of is writing "warning: Ebola" on a coffee cup lid.
  20. Burn it down - seems sensible enough to me.
  21. People like that bug the shit out of me. There are legitimate complaints to be made about some F2P models, and some models clearly have P2W built into them to varying degrees. Unfortunately, there's a (hopefully small) group of people who complain when they discover that a game that cost tens (or hundreds) of millions of dollars to make isn't absolutely free forever and ever amen. Then the people with legitimate gripes get lumped in with these idiots, which has the unfortunate effect of delegitimizing the more reasonable complaints.
  22. Yeah, I realized later that it could be taken as putting Sarkeesian, et al. on the same level as King and Malcom X, which I didn't mean (nor think). The joke was mostly pointing out how critics of a [white male-dominated] system often get painted as malcontents, or making a big issue out of nothing, lazy, willing victims, publicity-seeking, etc. In other words, it's not exactly a new tactic to pathologize critics rather than actually address their criticisms, as you've mostly done in this thread. You create a motivation for these women (money grubbing, seeking fame, whatever), then dismiss them based on the motivation that you just made up. Their points can never be valid - nor even addressed - because you've already decided that their motives for making the points don't meet some invisible standard that you have established.
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