Post by VariableAlba on Jan 21, 2018 8:34:36 GMT -6
Really enjoyed the discussion on subtlety. I mostly agree with what's been said by everyone, especially about the danger of people misinterpreting you. Obviously, people can see what they want to see in anything, but at a certain point, it takes bad faith to claim that a work isn't about the thing it's obviously about. If you're the average, well-intentioned viewer, losing subtlety can make you realise something that would've otherwise flown over your head, and there's definitely value in that.
I think there's also something to be said about how cathartic it can be to see a work explicitly state something you agree with, or show you something you want to see without having to dig deeper for it. Ultimately, I suppose it kinda depends whether you want to make something that's broadly good and competent and has mainstream appeal, or if you want to really get your message across and cater to specific audience.
I also found it funny that Austin described his writing as being drenched in symbolism and metaphors because, though that's definitely correct, I do find it a little on-the-nose at times, especially in the latest campaign. But I'm pretty sure that's mostly done for comedic effect.
On an unrelated note, I've done some research and it seems like Mario is 5'1" (155 m) while Sonic is only 3'3" (100 m), which would make Mario quite a lot taller than Sonic.
Love that when Austin asked "Horny thoughts, Johnny?" Johnny's reply was "Ahhh Oooh!"
"You didn't earn Jesus!" Well, no, because the POINT of Jesus was that his sacrifice isn't earned, it's offered freely.[/Christianity]
"Aren't we all furries?" I must have missed that Trek episode!
"I want to know what porn-y dreams I should have!" A problem I often have. What!? Nothing to see here!
Couldn't Sonic take off his shoes to have sex with Mario (to avoid spiking him)?
Hey, where would newspapers be without "Youth today are doing THIS stupid thing!" even if there's only one person doing it? Because THEY never did anything stupid when they were younger.
I'm not sure I'd REALLY want a "Are you sure?" button on an emergency system. Better a false alarm than an alarm NOT going off because you forgot to click "Yes" after pressing the alarm. Though a drop down menu where the options are just "Missile Test" and "END OF THE WORLD, DUDE!" sounds poorly designed.
So funny listening to Magic the Gathering players talking about how it's like a drug they just can't quit. A friend of mine calculated that (on a weight for weight basis) some Magic cards are actually more expensive than crack (though at least Magic cards can generally be re-used).
Tide pods: The article I saw cited statistics from poison centers with a significantly non-zero number of emergency calls regarding teenagers. So it seems like some dumbasses are actually doing it, I'm presuming for the views, and it's not entirely made-up like the "rainbow" parties. Eh, it's not an epidemic, but the special dumbasses apparently do need to be told the pods don't just taste nasty, they can kill you.
Hawaii: I heard the mock menu that went around was just that, not the actual menu, but that it did capture the essence of the menu being all types of messages listed together and the internal "TEST" message being only that one word different from the long "we're all gonna die" message. Also, the system didn't let them just send anything they wanted, only the pre-set messages in the menu, and they couldn't send an "Oops, last message was an error" message because they didn't have one to send.
Also, an NPR White House reporter decided to get away from politics for a while with a nice vacation to Hawaii. In retrospect one can find the humor in the account knowing how it turns out. Hmm, her kid doesn't really need to have ICBMs explained. Take the iPad just in case they get bored in the shelter. Well, guess she'll make her last ever report to the home office. Oh, they say officials are tweeting it's a "wrong button"? Off to interview people about it then!
Hmm, that divided fandom concept reminds me a lot of the Star Wars fandom... you've got fans who hold the originals as the purest form of "Star Wars", fans who grew up with the prequels, Expanded Universe/novels fans, Clone Wars/Rebels cartoon fans, Old Republic videogame rpg fans, fans of the new movies... and all these things have very different ideas and approaches to the concept of what Star Wars *is*, and... yeah, it's pretty fucking toxic at times, trying to talk to other fans.
I REALLY LOVE CHEESE PIZZA TOO, IS THIS WEIRD!?
Humans are animals, so... yes, we're all really furries. *nod*
Ooh, Leon's Not-Baltimore Stories time! The mystery Dirt Man who fucks cars...
I always assumed Sonic was sort of a Looney Tunes-sized animal anthorpomorph...
...Johnny's the Dirt-fucking, car-fucking hammer man??
Woo MtG! As someone who collects cards just for the art and occasional silliness, Unstable was amazing and beautiful :3 My favorites: Animate Library, Hoisted Hireling, and It That Gets Left Hanging for their funny effects, and Crafty Octopus, Adorable Kitten, and Half-Kitten Half- for being adorable.
Oh, Rivals of Ixalan... so I bought the Fat Pack today (think they changed the name to like "Bonus Pack" or something) and while a few of the cards I got are neat (giant dinosaurs, Azor the Sphinx), I was really disappointed to find that a bunch of the commons are straight-up The Exact Same Cards as Ixalan. Same art, same name, same effect... maybe different flavor text, but "Legion Conquistador" doesn't even have that. Variant art of an identical card name is pretty cool, but it's exactly the same art, of a card that just came out in the previous set. Also, I ended up getting a ton of duplicates (got 5 copies of "Sea Legs" in the 10 packs), and looking through the booklet of the set's contents, it seems like most of the cards I'd find cool are rare or mythic, and there's so many rares and mythics that I probably have most of the commons now anyway. So... it's not a good set for shallow art collectors, like me XD
XenoChrist: We're goin' down on it
Jan 13, 2018 10:03:12 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Jade's butt is a crime
Jan 15, 2018 17:50:15 GMT -6
johnpaul: It's so fine, It's a crime?
Jan 15, 2018 21:25:23 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: "Excessive Finery of the Butt" was outlawed in 1994 in reaction to the "Fine Butt Menace" which claimed the lives of 13 butt aficionados.
Jan 16, 2018 20:40:53 GMT -6
Jade: "Crimebutts", airing Fridays @8 on FX
Jan 17, 2018 4:43:31 GMT -6
johnpaul: # Jade's booty it so fine, It so fine that it's a crime, Jade's booty! Jade's booty! #
Jan 17, 2018 20:06:15 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: Following arrest, Jade's booty left its life of crime and joined the police force "Jade's booty, Jade's booty, what cha gonna do? What cha gonna do when it comes for you?"
Jan 17, 2018 20:33:34 GMT -6
someloser0: thank you all so much
Jan 24, 2018 19:05:49 GMT -6
someloser0: v.v i'll stop
Jan 24, 2018 19:05:59 GMT -6
someloser0: well, i mean. you know what i mean.
Jan 24, 2018 19:08:07 GMT -6
EsADeo: I don't know whether to post this in the forums for Season 2, 3 or 4, but technically I think Joan got what she wanted. An incredibly long time after she died, but still.
Jan 25, 2018 22:51:56 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Dash Sean is teh coolest evar!!!
Jan 30, 2018 4:44:04 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: Xeno... I don't know how to tell you this, but you are totally correct.
Jan 30, 2018 18:37:59 GMT -6
scarletr: Thank you all so much.
Feb 10, 2018 23:58:46 GMT -6
scarletr: Ever since Trump won, I noped myself out of reality.
Feb 10, 2018 23:59:31 GMT -6
scarletr: So just...thank you. All of you.
Feb 10, 2018 23:59:58 GMT -6
XenoChrist: I hope everything's okay scarletr
Feb 11, 2018 9:01:55 GMT -6
scarletr: It's a long story, friend. I'll tell it someday. But this might have to be my home base for a while.
Feb 12, 2018 22:01:36 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Good luck, I wish you well
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