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TopicWattson is probably the worst Gym Leader in Hoenn.
MrMallard
08/04/20 10:18:43 AM
#32
Wattson is Hoenn's Whitney. Honestly, no hate - Emerald was the last Pokemon game I loved, even if Wattson was bullshit.

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TopicMelbourne has officially entered stage 4 lockdown
MrMallard
08/04/20 2:46:19 AM
#41
Just wanted to apologize for getting ass-blasted like I did, it was 3am and I was in a shit of a mood like you wouldn't believe.

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TopicMelbourne has officially entered stage 4 lockdown
MrMallard
08/03/20 1:07:40 PM
#29
It's funny to see the Americans come out of the woodwork in this topic, like y'all haven't had the most coronavirus deaths in the world and basically reopened with the mentality of "people are going to die and we've just gotta live with that".

Please, tell me how good New York is going when there's 10 dead New Yorkers to every dead Australian. You can shitpost about how archaic and draconian our lockdown are, but they're happening so our hospitals don't need fucking freezer trucks to store all the people dropping dead from a viral infection.

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TopicMelbourne has officially entered stage 4 lockdown
MrMallard
08/03/20 11:00:09 AM
#16
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm mostly hoping that shit doesn't get too bad over here in NSW.

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TopicTried Bread-and-Butter pickles. They're quite terrible.
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:46:13 AM
#7
For a sec I thought you meant mustard pickles. Yeah, I hate those dogshit pre-sliced sandwich pickles too. But when the mood hits me, I can eat a whole jar of dill pickles in 10 minutes. Brine, leftover dill and all.

Mustard pickles are interesting, it's like a sweetish, sourish sandwich spread. You have it with some ham, and it's awesome.

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TopicWhite supremacist Trump supporter punches woman :O
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:40:16 AM
#15
Can't wait for some dumb shit to try and compare this to punching Richard Spencer.

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Topicdoes the proliferation and normalization of that aryan dude meme concern anyone
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:37:30 AM
#29
Chadwick69 posted...
This is like saying pepe the frog is racist.
Pepe the frog wasn't racist to begin with, but he was co-opted by racists and used to promote white supremacist imagery. It's the same way far-right dipshits adapted the circle game. Not everyone who makes the OK sign or likes a Pepe meme is a piece of shit, but there are racists who signal their white supremacist beliefs in photos by doing the circle game and dressing it up in irony to try and get away with it, and there are people who make image macros of Pepe in a Nazi uniform accompanied with "ironic" statements that reflect neo-nazi sentiments.

The symbols themselves aren't racist, but they are co-opted by racists and used in racist contexts.

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Topicdoes the proliferation and normalization of that aryan dude meme concern anyone
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:30:53 AM
#23
From what I can glean, the blond dude hails from a meme comparing Nordic people to Mediterranean people originating on /pol/. The original purpose of the meme seems to be to mock the sort of Aryan-aggrandising imagery that a white supremacist type would post, with Nordic people being depicted as bucktooth hillbillies compared to strong-jawed Mediterranean types with chiseled features.

This got turned around a bunch, with the Mediterranean man being modified to be the hillbilly against the Nordic type, which took the base Mediterranean face and altered it to be blond and blue-eyed. This culminated in memes where they're like working together and stuff.

The mutation into "Yes" guy happened last year, which has been paired with the tradwife character. The meme isn't tied to that white supremacist piece of shit, at least I don't think it is.

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Topicdoes the proliferation and normalization of that aryan dude meme concern anyone
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:21:57 AM
#18
shockthemonkey posted...
TIL
Hold up, I think I fucked up. The aryan-type dude is still a thing, but I'm pretty sure he's not tied to this meme.

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Topicdoes the proliferation and normalization of that aryan dude meme concern anyone
MrMallard
08/03/20 10:10:22 AM
#8
RebelElite791 posted...
Not familiar with it, which seems like a good thing

You know that side-profile picture of a dude with a dark blond beard going "Yes" in what basically amounts to modern rage comics? Usually paired with the "tradwife" who's gone on to appear in other memes, like a bright and sunny character enabling the ongoing hell of an essential worker?

The side-profile picture is from a YouTuber who talks up Aryan ideals and tends to talk Jewish people down as sneaky, distrustful and bad. The "Yes" image and the tradwife character stemmed from a bunch of delusional, unfunny memes where the guy basically appropriated the rage comic format to play out some blockhead power fantasy.

His fanbase took the images and started making their own - to make fun of how shitty and cringe it was, to my understanding - and the images entered the wider meme vernacular. Tradwife stuff actually took hold in communities like Twitter and Tumblr, where it started to cosy up with cottagecore and stuff like that.

So basically, the "Yes" meme and tradwife both come from a dude expressing white supremacist viewpoints, doing his best to dance around the term itself and frame it in more palatable terms, but basically espousing the same viewpoints of blond, strong Aryan ideal = good, while being persistently skeptical of Jewish people.

Actually, hold on - I think I might be wrong on this. Give me a sec to go over this again.

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TopicPS5 might only last 6 years
MrMallard
08/03/20 4:19:25 AM
#19
Yeah, this isn't news.

The PS1 got 6-7 years, then another few years of support. The PS2 had 6 or so years, and another 4 years of support. The PS3 got 7 years, and support is basically over for that thing - the store is still open, but they are doing nothing with that system and there hasn't been a big PS3 release since Persona 5. The PS4 came out in 2013, and it got 7 years.

PS4 games will probably still come out for another 3-4 years, the PS5 will be the main powerhouse, and then in 2026 - if the PS5 doesn't bomb horribly - there'll be a new console. It's not news, it's a pattern.

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TopicRemember how butthurt and salty people got over TLOU 2
MrMallard
08/03/20 3:26:46 AM
#62
M_Live posted...
Great game

Ehh, 7/10 imo. It clearly had a lot of work and polish put into it, but I liked it in the same way I like an alright action movie that does some cool stuff.

The backlash was definitely overblown though. Shitheads were getting pissy as early as the reveal trailer for a character trait they revealed in DLC for the first game. The narrative was "those fucking feminazi SJW scum are ruining games!" from day one.

Then you have backlash over Dina being Jewish, and not being able to shoot the Torah. Funnily enough, you can't shoot any of the PlayStation consoles you find throughout the game either - and there's no other religious symbol for you to destroy elsewhere in the game, so it's not like not being able to shoot the Torah was a double standard or anything. And dudes were tripping over themselves to say that Abby would never be able to get that buff, there's not enough food, it's unrealistic etc.

And then you had the leaks which framed moments of the game in the worst light possible, including outright lying about Ellie and Dina getting killed by Abby. Shit was stupid, and the over-reaching pissbaby whiners actively drown out people who are actually interested in having a critical conversation about the game.

I liked playing through TLoU2, but I wouldn't do it again. Honestly, I'm getting more enjoyment out of my MGS5 replay than I got out of TLoU2. It's not a bad game at all, and overall I think it's a decent, coherent story that falls off a little near the end. It's a solid 7/10.

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TopicYou gain access to Trump's Twitter account and have 30 seconds to send a tweet
MrMallard
08/03/20 1:10:16 AM
#33
I'm leaving the presidency, abdicating the title, immediately! I refuse to be president any more! Hold me to it!

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TopicWhy does the far left want exclusive games to disappear?
MrMallard
08/02/20 10:41:55 AM
#55
OP is dumb bait but I thought I'd answer anyway.

The issue with exclusives is that by and large, they don't need to exist any more. Console architecture is so similar to PC architecture that it fundamentally doesn't matter what a game is playing on - a PS4 could run Halo: MCC, and an Xbone could run Bloodborne. Everything is made for an engine that can be run by a decent enough piece of hardware - which tends to be all/most consoles + PC. Games have evolved past the technical limitations that arguably birthed console exclusivity to begin with - hardware differences aren't as drastic as the differences between the SNES and Genesis, or the N64 and PS1. Everything is basically a PC nowadays, just with different window dressing and slightly different power needs.

That doesn't mean that exclusivity isn't justified - if a company holds the rights to a property, they can keep it confined to one system as a "draw", or to preserve some sort of integrity they perceive the original game to have on a platform of choice, or just because it's "theirs". Stuff like PC developers who don't port to consoles, or companies who bankrolled a game's development and/or acquired a studio to create games for their own platform specifically. But the understanding is that there isn't really a major technical reason for anything to be exclusive to one platform any more.

So when there's a game that can (and will) be ported to everything under the sun - PS4, Xbone, Switch, PC, mobile - and the only reason it's not appearing on everything is because a company paid for timed exclusivity, it feels cheap and fake. It stirs up "console war" bullshit for a product that ultimately won't play into console war bullshit in the future, prolonging a stupid tribalistic internet slap-fight in the hopes of stirring up some vocal fanatics for some extra cash in the short term. And then they launch on everything else anyway, basically amounting to a second launch day for a wider audience and a second wave of profits. It feels very cynical and dishonest.

There's some nuance to this situation, in that companies like Sony and Microsoft might bankroll some of a game's development in exchange for timed exclusivity. That falls into "the business owns the franchise/game and can release it however they want" - look at Cuphead for example, Microsoft bankrolled it but now it's on Switch and PlayStation years after release. That was their call. But outside of that, there's no reason to time an exclusive. Publishers and developers have a wider marketplace to release their products, and it feels kinda manipulative and shitty to go "well we're not releasing a game on this console for a year, but eventually you'll get to play the game on your platform of choice". In cases where a company has specifically paid for exclusive publishing rights, for the sole purpose of saying "Fist on PlayStation/Xbox", there is no good reason not to release it on everything at the same time.

Corporate ownership matters, and hardware differences matter. When neither of those things exist, there are only two outcomes - developer/publisher preference, and anti-consumer business deals that exist solely for the money. That's an entirely artificial reason for exclusivity, and it's bullshit.

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TopicWhy didn't the Gorons just eat the boulder blocking Dodongo's Cavern? >_>
MrMallard
08/01/20 6:27:47 AM
#19
Why don't you eat grass when you're hungry? Different plants taste different, and some taste disgusting. Same with rocks.

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TopicEvery single soul calibur dlc character has been a girl so far
MrMallard
08/01/20 4:35:03 AM
#5
Honestly not a fan of Setsuka, she was my least favorite character in SC3. I'm waiting for Rock.

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TopicBruh, Murder Ballads slaps
MrMallard
07/31/20 1:13:35 PM
#1
I made a Nick Cave thread a couple of weeks ago asking for suggestions. Wasn't too flash on most of the suggestions, but I managed to crack into Ghosteen which was nice.

Well, I got a Nick Cave recommendation on my YouTube, and that led me down a rabbit hole into Murder Ballads. From the first song, which is basically an early 1900's horror story, to Stagger Lee, which is so violent and vulgar I was genuinely taken aback, to Where The Wild Roses Grow and Henry Lee which has a feminine voice to complement Nick Cave's deep crooning.

I feel like I'm going to drive Henry Lee into the ground, because PJ Harvey and Nick Cave's vocals are so perfectly matched and it's such an irresistibly smooth song - like holy shit. Are there any other artists with vocals like this? Nick Cave doesn't always do ballads, but there has to be someone with a voice as deep and crooning as his who does focus on ballads. Like holy fuck.

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Topicdamn, it was just the 20 year anniversary of inception
MrMallard
07/31/20 1:03:29 PM
#10
Christ, I can't believe the PS1 turns 45 next year.

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TopicAlt-righters be like
MrMallard
07/31/20 4:17:45 AM
#6
coh posted...
The left can't meme

This meme was made by a bot. Being a random pairing of images, this picture was made free of political bias.

shnangyboos posted...
Liberal humor.

This meme was made by a bot. Being a random pairing of images, this picture was made free of political bias.

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TopicAlt-righters be like
MrMallard
07/31/20 3:18:16 AM
#1

a banger today from Shitpostbot5k

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TopicActor Jacob Elordi: I hated working out and being objectified
MrMallard
07/30/20 4:18:39 PM
#7
I've heard that a lot of shirtless scenes for guys involve diets of almost nothing and severe dehydration. There's an account of one of Hugh Jackman's shirtless scenes as Wolverine, and apparently he could only shoot within the span of an hour before he felt like passing out.

You've also got steroid abuse changing the male standard for attractiveness. Look at Hugh Jackman in X-Men 1 vs The Wolverine, his veins are popping out of his neck and his chest and shoulders are completely different. Look at Sylvester Stallone in the first Rocky movie vs the later Rambo sequels, or the Expendables. It's not natural.

Bodies like this are unattainable outside of starving yourself of food and water to dangerous levels, and to maintain a jacked look like that over the course of a career, more often than not, guys end up turning to steroids. The reason we don't talk about it as much is because we put dudes like Stallone on a pedestal.

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TopicActors who are one hit wonders
MrMallard
07/30/20 4:02:23 PM
#93
LameFAQs posted...
Ted Mosby from HIMYM came to mind. I dont recall him in anything else.

He's done some directing work since then, if nothing else he got to direct a couple of Rachael Yamagata music videos.

I don't really watch/like her music videos for the most part, but hey - he's getting work.

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TopicActors who are one hit wonders
MrMallard
07/30/20 5:22:07 AM
#73
Jerry_Hellyeah posted...
Fuck all ya'll saying Michael J Fox like Teen Wolf wasn't the shit

Family Ties too!

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TopicActors who are one hit wonders
MrMallard
07/30/20 5:19:43 AM
#72
Smashingpmkns posted...
Aaron Paul is in Westworld. Not that it's even close to being as good as BB but it's popular...

Paul Hogan comes to mind though

He also voices a main character in Bojack Horseman. He's not gonna get an Emmy for Todd Chavez, but honestly he makes that show at points.

I can understand Paul Hogan. Something to take into account is that he was a pretty big comedian in Australia pre-Crocodile Dundee, with his own show and everything, and while he couldn't really maintain international stardom, he did continue to find work through to the early 2000's.

There's an Australian movie called Strange Bedfellows with him and Michael Caton where they conduct tax fraud by pretending to be a gay couple for the tax benefits - it got ripped off by I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, with all of its pathos and drama gutted to make room for broad jokes about sexuality.

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TopicCalled it from the beginning. The Avengers game looks dope...
MrMallard
07/30/20 4:53:44 AM
#50
I still don't like it. More power to people who are looking forward to it, and if it turns out to be good then I'm happy that I'm wrong, but I think the character models look like ass and the combat looks like dogshit to me.

Keep in mind, I was virulently against God of War 2018 because I objected to the shift towards what I perceived to be slow, grounded, Dark Souls-inspired combat like every fucking thing was doing in the 8th generation. And when the game came out and I was able to see what it was like, I ended up fucking loving it. So maybe this will be like that, where I reject the basic design of a game based on previews but end up really enjoying the whole product once it comes out.

Saying that - God of War 2018 always looked pretty awesome graphically, whereas the Avengers characters look generic and gross. It feels like they're trying to ride a line between cartoony and realistic, and all it accomplished is a bunch of character models that, at best, are metres away from falling down the uncanny valley. And I've seen Thor's gameplay - I think it looks terrible.

With God of War, I was buttmad because they cleaned up this stupid-ass arcade hack and slash franchise for what looked like cheap clout, like if they made The Last of Us with Kratos. I was against that because sometimes you just need some stupid bloody fun, so why would you clean up Kratos and put him in a grounded story? Ultimately, that did work out. This time, I think the game just looks half baked. The characters look bland, the story is shaping up to be bland and unsurprising - if they haven't already announced it, I'm willing to bet $20 that Captain America isn't really dead - and the combat I've seen looks so clunky and bad. Literally the only thing I've seen that makes me excited is MODOK, and even that can't carry an entire game if the product he's in is a bunch of half-baked, barely cobbled together shit.

Again - more power to you if you like how the game is shaping up. I think it looks awful, though.

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TopicICE agents complain about Nazi comparisons, say they're only enforcing the laws
MrMallard
07/30/20 4:35:55 AM
#53
Solid Snake07 posted...
Your "nuh uh you are!" Defense isn't distracting anyone from how emotional you're getting right now

This comment reeks of emotional frailty

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TopicLindsay Ellis (formerly known as Nostalgia Chick) is a New York Times bestseller
MrMallard
07/29/20 7:19:00 PM
#23
Copy_X_Mk_ll posted...
Todd in the Shadows was, and still is, the only person from that whole group that has any entertainment value

I actually got into Todd and Lindsay years after Channel Awesome. Always thought the whole TGWTG/Channel Awesome thing was overblown and cringe, especially since TV Tropes - one of my main haunts as a teenager - fucking slurped TGWTG's nuts for yeeeeeeears. Also, my first exposure to a "good" TGWTG thing were the Spoony FF8 videos, and I honestly thought he was an unfunny dickhead.

Todd's videos are consistently entertaining and enlightening, and I get a lot out of Lindsay's critical analysis videos. From the RENT review's detailed breakdown of the AIDS crisis, to multiple videos breaking down different philosophical viewpoints and critical frameworks and applying them to media - Lindsay Ellis's videos are always really interesting.

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TopicLindsay Ellis (formerly known as Nostalgia Chick) is a New York Times bestseller
MrMallard
07/29/20 7:12:04 PM
#19
Jagr_68 posted...
Meanwhile, what embarassing thing is Doug Walker up to now?



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TopicLindsay Ellis (formerly known as Nostalgia Chick) is a New York Times bestseller
MrMallard
07/29/20 6:58:37 PM
#10
DeadBankerDream posted...
Happy for her, but the description of the book is... a thing.

She mentioned that in her recent vlog-style video about her book - sounds more like a publisher mandate than something she had a hand in. I'm pretty sure she's not happy with it either, and I think her stance on it is "if you think you know where this is going, you're probably wrong".

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TopicWriting Skyrim fanfiction: irredeemably nerdy, basic bitch shit, or both?
MrMallard
07/29/20 6:55:39 PM
#1
What terms best describe someone who's written Skyrim fanfiction?



Basically - are you one of the biggest dorks on the planet, hands down, for writing Skyrim fanfiction? Or are you a basic bitch who picked one of the blandest properties imaginable to write your own budget Game of Thrones about, when any mediocre hack can throw together an original swords-and-sorcery setting of their own?

Alternatively, are you a basic bitch among nerds - still nerdy enough for your fanfic to be regarded as nerdy and weird to the average layperson, but for a property that basically makes you a normie to other fanfiction writers?

Asking because I had an idea for a WLW story about Solitude's housecarl and Temba Wide-Arms, lmao

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TopicLet's say you had sole authority to pick who the next President is...
MrMallard
07/29/20 1:32:53 PM
#8
Here's how Bernie can still win

but seriously, Bernie Sanders

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TopicImagine if someone existed who was 30 minutes behind everyone else
MrMallard
07/29/20 1:19:20 PM
#13
teepan95 posted...
So what happens when they interact with physical objects? If I throw a ball at them and they see themselves catching it when they obviously couldn't (since they were frozen in time), what happens?

sorry for picking holes

The ball hits them, their body registers the hit instantly (bruising, recoil, potentially falling over), but they only react to it 30 minutes later. The body knows it's hurt, but the mind only registers it when that occurrence plays out in the person's reality.

In the event of being knocked onto the ground, they would need someone to pick them up and synchronize their actions to their mental pattern. Because of this, their physical actions can occasionally fall out of sync with their mental reality and cause confusion and frustration. However, their synchronisation resets during sleep.

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TopicImagine if someone existed who was 30 minutes behind everyone else
MrMallard
07/29/20 12:57:42 PM
#8
teepan95 posted...
So when they do something, you experience it straight away? The "lag" is one-way?
Yes. You tell them to wash the dishes, and they experience you telling them to do the dishes 30 minutes later. You have to wait 30 minutes until they respond.

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TopicImagine if someone existed who was 30 minutes behind everyone else
MrMallard
07/29/20 12:49:59 PM
#3
What if they meet a romantic partner who can see 30 minutes into the future? Do you think they could hold a normal conversation?

Like, because the person who's 30 minutes behind takes 30 minutes to respond to current stimuli, someone who sees 30 minutes ahead can see what their response is going to be in 30 minutes and can time a conversation that way.

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TopicThanks to gwaak for ruining the Warned/Suspended General
MrMallard
07/29/20 6:44:36 AM
#37
Fuck the general. Individual threads are better.

Compiling the warned/general topics centralises the drama. Individual threads let you pop in and out depending on who's warned, and people shit talking about Person A don't have to talk around Person B or find a way to fold them into Person A's drama.


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TopicAnti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years
MrMallard
07/29/20 5:55:42 AM
#116
KillerKhan420 posted...
So called "anti fascist" haven't been around for 50 years. They've been known for only these past few years and no, they do have a body count and in these "protest" riots the number only grows.
The figures in the OP are from the last 26 years, when antifascist groups and far-right hate groups both existed.

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TopicJust heard Nick Cave's song Stagger Lee for the first time, holy fuck
MrMallard
07/28/20 4:55:48 PM
#1
https://youtu.be/Nbe5RERDh4k

Like damn, I've never heard a song about a bisexual mass murderer forcing a man to give him a blowjob for his life, before shooting him anyway. I wasn't ready for how violent and vulgar this song was, lmao

I've been flicking through Murder Ballads as a whole, pretty great selection of songs tbh.

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Topic** Warned -- Suspended -- Banned **
MrMallard
07/28/20 3:45:04 PM
#22
Fuck no

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TopicParasite(2019) - A Critical Analysis
MrMallard
07/28/20 3:08:35 PM
#15
Anyway, another good Korean movie to check out is Castaway on the Moon. It's no Parasite, but it's a pretty solid watch - unnecessarily goofy at times, but from what I remember it was a pretty emotionally rich movie.

The premise is that a depressed salaryman jumps off an overpass in Seoul to kill himself, but he washes up on an island underneath the overpass that's too far away to get anyone's attention. Unwilling to wade into the bay and drown himself, he begins to adapt to his surroundings and take control of his life.

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Topic"Umbrella man" in Minneapolis riots believed to be white supremacist
MrMallard
07/28/20 2:37:55 PM
#18
Mark_DeRosa posted...
the above poster is lying and babbling about antifa .when its been a conspiracy since day 1 by twitter detectives that it was an undercover cop to incite riots and further justify police actions?

Your points are compelling, ngl. I hope my response will be able to respond to your points in a productive and enlightening manner:



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Topic"Umbrella man" in Minneapolis riots believed to be white supremacist
MrMallard
07/28/20 2:34:30 PM
#14
Mark_DeRosa posted...
so It wasnt that undercover cop with some similar eyes



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TopicAnti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years
MrMallard
07/28/20 2:26:43 PM
#109
nemu posted...
I don't get why it matters if they aren't as shitty as the other group. Petty Thieves Against Rapists wouldn't be a group I'd support just because they're against something shittier than themselves. They do more shady shit than good, and the inherent issues with group anonymity makes it bad concept from the get go. You can protest against white supremisist shitbags without needing to follow their particular MO.
I think it's important because they're being compared directly to radical right-wing hate groups, who have a three-figure body count in the same amount of time. There's an argument that's being circulated by the president of the United States that there's "left-wing fascism", that the left is just as violent as the right, but the current radical left scapegoat doesn't have a body count - while radical right-wing groups have been tied to over 100 deaths.

I feel like reducing this to "Petty Thieves Against Rapists" is a pretty gross generalisation, because it furthers this idea that antifa are a bunch of crooks pushing over old ladies to steal their purse. At least from what I've seen, any violence from left-wing protestors has been reactive, not proactive - not really comparable to the actions of a mugger. Antifa is just a label that antifascist protestors adopt when protesting organisations, groups and laws that would seek to normalise elements of fascism - they're not going out with billy clubs, knocking in heads with no impunity. But you've got the Boogaloo Boys and the Proud Boys who actively start conflicts so they can gang up on left-wing protestors and beat the fuck out of them - and what's particularly fucked up is that that's a pattern of behaviour that the police and homeland security are adopting as well. Give them the least amount of leeway possible, yell that you feel threatened, then start firing tear gas into people's faces. So again - it matters to counter this false equivalency that the left is just as violent as the right, and equating Antifa to petty thieves going against a more heinous group of criminals - with the explicit statement that both sides commit crime that's impossible to endorse - is another means to further this false equivalency.

I understand the concern about anonymity, in the same sense that you wouldn't want a group like Anonymous conducting mass doxxings or anything like that. But are anonymous antifa protestors actually overstepping their boundaries and committing proactive, violent crime enabled by their anonymity? Because from where I see it, where protestors are being pushed into unmarked vans and detained illegally, and in a world where BLM protestors from 2014 and beyond have increasingly been going missing and turning up dead - anonymity has only been used to prevent people from being unjustly targeted by law enforcement. Compare this to boogaloo boys and proud boys, who don't cover themselves up and who actively seek to commit violent crime against left-wing protestors, but who aren't being dragged into unmarked vans or being treated violently by the police despite actively taking part in targeted violence. Anonymity is a slippery slope, but the alternative is being catalogued by the police and targeted by them afterwards with mass arrest or unlawful abduction.

And while I understand what you're getting at with "you don't need to stoop to their level to fight them", that line of rhetoric - appealing to some sense of honour, like the only way to fight back against unjust practices is to be better than that - contributes to this continuing idea of "you go high, we go low". The right partakes in some scummy action to undermine the left, and if the left retaliates in any way, they're held to higher scrutiny than the group who sought to undermine them to begin with. You saw it in 2016 when the Republicans blocked any and all Democratic nominations for the Supreme Court in the wake of Scalia's death - the Democratic party could have convened a vote to appoint a replacement anyway, but doing so would have attracted a disproportionate amount of backlash from the right, despite their own underhanded tactics.

Any violence I've seen from Antifa has been in defence. Their MO is to protest policies like migrant child detention, and excessive police force, and laws that seek to strip back regulations and give the government more power than they really need. They're facing excessive violence from the far right, the police force, ICE and the DHS, as well as unlawful detention from those last three organisations, over protests that start peaceful before the police move in to escalate the situation. Simply by defending themselves in the face of violence, they're being held to a higher standard than the police, ICE, DHS and reactionary right-wing groups - all of which have actively incited violence against left-wing protest.

The left trends towards taking the high ground, but look at what they're up against. You can't expect people to just bow to a force who've actively sought to maim them for over a month. Antifascist protestors are protesting against a force who've taken to firing tear gas canisters straight into the faces of protestors, who have blinded people by shooting them in the face with rubber bullets. So what, after protestors have shed blood at the hands of an aggressive police force turning to brutality to quell dissent, they need to be good little eggs who go home and do what the police tell them to do, in hopes that their moral high ground will outshine the actions of the police to attack them, the white house to equate them to neo-Nazi groups and the government agencies who illegally detained them, forced them to sign legal documents under duress and took identifying pictures of their faces? That's not a realistic standard.

Going high meant that the Democrats lost out on a Supreme Court appointment they should have been able to fill. Going high leaves the left wing open to slander that won't be tolerated against the right wing in response. If going high means accepting the sheer depths of brutality that has been levelled against legal protestors, then all that's left to do is let the right get away with whatever they want with no pushback. The only reason you're seeing a left-wing that's willing to fight back is because there is a right-wing willing to attack them.

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TopicImagine if someone existed who was 30 minutes behind everyone else
MrMallard
07/28/20 9:57:02 AM
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They can understand everything perfectly fine, they just experience everything 30 minutes after they happen. You say hello to them, they respond to it 30 minutes later. You ask them a question, it takes 30 minutes for them to receive the question and answer it.

To them, they're responding in real time. But when they answer, large swathes of half-hour silences greet them. When you talk to them, they ignore you and continue with whatever task they were engaged with - until they reply to you, and subsequently have to deal with the 30 minutes after you spoke to them.

Could their condition be worked around? Could specialists educate them in a way that took the 30 minute buffer into account?

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TopicAnti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years
MrMallard
07/28/20 6:39:35 AM
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Slayer_22 posted...
It was made with a specific purpose in mind, with a specific biased thought process to find an end result it can specifically point to as proof. Same as the title of the article. Just...disingenuous.
I think it's disingenuous for you to post "no, this is a lie, this isn't real" - and in response to people asking you to prove your statement, you respond with "well it's clearly coming from a place of bias, the title is biased so you can't trust it, they were looking for this result and they made sure they got it".

The group that put these figures forward was a centrist think-tank which came to this conclusion, and they put the results first because that's the most newsworthy aspect of the news.

You say it's clickbaity, but I would argue that "anti-fascists linked to zero murders in 20 years" is less clickbaity than "Scientists Tracked Antifa Murders Over 20 Years - The Results May Surprise You".

You feel like the news is fake. When you can't prove that this is the case, you call it biased and clickbaity. But the problem isn't with the figures or the news - it's with you.

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TopicTom Hanks and Rita Wilson officially Greek citizens
MrMallard
07/27/20 4:49:13 PM
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Xenozoa425 posted...
I have nothing against Greece, but I think it's more than a coincidence that Hanks and his wife are Greek citizens now.

Hanks has a lot of controversy around him being an alleged pedophile (he's apparently on Epstein's flight log), we know that child trafficking and sex rings have existed in the past and currently do exist today (Epstein and Maxwell are just two examples), and pedophilia itself (or more specifically, pederasty, the sexual relationship between adult men and teenage boys) has its origins in ancient Greece among their elites (politicians, warriors, priests, etc).

So what you're saying is... Tom Hanks moved to Greece because he's a pedophile elite who wants to molest more children.

Are you a Qanoner or something?

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TopicList of SLUTS in video games.
MrMallard
07/27/20 4:43:19 PM
#29
Solid Snake

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TopicFrom now on, every time you type the letter B, you explosively orgasm.
MrMallard
07/27/20 4:42:13 PM
#18
Seriously, what would the benefsjsjfnfnckckcjdnd

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TopicChristopher Nolan's TENET will debut internationally before the US
MrMallard
07/27/20 4:41:13 PM
#8
lmao

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TopicLOL the N64 is probably older than you are
MrMallard
07/27/20 4:36:24 PM
#37
nope, I've got a year on the N64

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