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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This world is evil

 Post subject: Re: This world is evil
Posted: 05 May 2021, 9:16 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 791


But how do you know this is a result of nature and not nurture? We have yet to live in a society without coercion and oppression. Perhaps in a truly free society, people would develop in better ways?

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Was it me or were the Oscars terrible this year?

Posted: 05 May 2021, 9:10 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 636


I think people forget that the Oscars are an industry event. They were gradually turned into a public spectacle, which was great for media companies, but they are still ultimately events by and for Hollywood. They are not a popularity contest. The winners and losers are decided by the academy for th...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Games that are PURE evil!

Posted: 05 May 2021, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 4,481


Ninja Gaiden Sigma, the remaster of Ninja Gaiden Black. I heard Black was harder, but I never owned the original Xbox. Sigma was still plenty challenging, and I got stuck on the first boss fight for quite a long time, but I was a fair bit younger at the time. Really though, the game is just strict a...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Probably not going to volunteer

Posted: 05 May 2021, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 265


I would encourage you to go for it. If it sucks, you can quit later. If you don't try, you'll never know. It might help you focus on something else and stop ruminating so much.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Would You Date Someone Who Wanted To Wait Till Marriage?

Posted: 05 May 2021, 8:18 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 895


Sexual incompatibility was never important to me. I care about substantive things Without getting too graphic, I enjoy sexual experiences and while it isn't the only, or most important thing, it is still a big thing. I definitely wouldn't call good sex an insubstantive part of a relationship. But I...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Critical race theory in national curriculum promotes 'victim

Posted: 05 May 2021, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 2,228


All critical race theory is, is the acknowledgement that race is a social construct. As opposed to an essential part of someone's biology, like a "race realist" would tell you. And a recognition/critique of racism in societal institutions. It is not about any individual being a victim. Jus...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Cops shoot 16 year old black girl in Ohio

Posted: 05 May 2021, 7:59 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 2,179


browneyedgirlslowingdown wrote:
perceived threat


Literally pressing an unarmed person against a car and raising a knife.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Cops shoot 16 year old black girl in Ohio

Posted: 04 May 2021, 10:21 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 2,179


As a leftist, I object to being put in with the people choosing this shooting as a hill to die on in the police violence debate. In this specific instance, the use of lethal force seemed justified. An epidemic of unjustified police violence doesn't mean this instance was bad.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi!

 Post subject: Re: Hi!
Posted: 04 May 2021, 10:17 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 547


Welcome! I like a good amount of Star Trek, DS9 was probably my favorite.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The WOKE Generation!

 Post subject: Re: The WOKE Generation!
Posted: 04 May 2021, 4:40 am 

Replies: 116
Views: 4,809


Teaching tiny babies about critical race theory and modern understandings of gender theory is based. That said, I do think the conflation in terminology of whiteness and white people is terrible optics and makes people think that the left is trying to destroy white people. We should find another wor...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: "Debunking 6 Myths about Steadfast, Flat-arc Characters"

Posted: 04 May 2021, 4:20 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 271


Characters just need to be interesting, and that's it. They need to have an interesting lifestyle, be charming, be crazy, something. Characters that hit generic "likeability" beats and/or have incredibly standard arcs are boring. I don't want to read or watch a character designed with the ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Paramount Animation Going R-rated

Posted: 04 May 2021, 4:05 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 320


Paprika (an anime R rated) is one of my favorite movies so of course I'm all for more adult animation. Is there a way to refer to adult animation that doesn't sound so pornographic? Anyway... I'm all for it personally, but culturally we just don't seem ready for it in the West. The only R rated anim...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Do you remember the FIRST movie you ever saw in a theatre?

Posted: 04 May 2021, 4:01 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,176


[color=black]Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) I love that movie! It's the epitomy of the 50s alien invasion film. I will admit, I largely love it for its kitsch value, but some of the effects are genuinely well done for the time. I did find the scenes where composited UFOs shoot down footage of ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Movies You Wished You Had Never Watched.

Posted: 04 May 2021, 3:56 am 

Replies: 63
Views: 2,386


I wish I'd never watched "Whiplash", not because it was bad but because of how angry it made made me. Firstly because of the implication that abusive teachers are what it takes to achieve excellence. Secondly, if jazz really has become the academic, mechanical, contest-driven thing shown ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Christopher Nolan opinions

Posted: 04 May 2021, 3:48 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 924


Batman movies: Haven't seen them in ages, remember loving Dark Knight and being disappointed by Rises
Inception: Great filmmaking, but ultimately a less inspired version of Paprika
Interstellar: Dissapointing, silly ending
Tenet: I genuinely really liked it and don't get the hate

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: "Get out" is Hollywood's favorite movie of this decade !

Posted: 04 May 2021, 3:45 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 860


Deathly Hallows part 1 above Fury Road?
Wonder Woman is on there but Blade Runner 2049 isn't?

Ok...
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