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Metallo Platinum Sparx Gems: 6118
#2651 Posted: 23:51:43 29/03/2021
Debates don't change minds, experience and empathy do.

As everyone here knows, I hold many strong beliefs. Not a single damn one of them came from an argument. I developed them over the course of my life, either by way of my own experiences or my direct observation of others. This is the natural way of things, and I wouldn't expect anyone else to feel any differently.

For these reasons, I now only engage in sociopolitical debates with close friends - people I have known for years. To anyone else, I'm glad to talk generally about my beliefs, and maybe have a little back-and-forth on a single issue or two, but I draw the line pretty shortly afterwards. Because when you engage in that sort of argument with someone you don't share a foundation with, it can quickly become a pissing contest, no matter how mature or understanding you think you are. I've made a fool out of myself more than once.
ThunderEgg Gold Sparx Gems: 2114
#2652 Posted: 16:27:08 16/04/2021
saying something is "inspired by miyazaki" means nothing anymore. it's just a buzzword phrase. i wonder if it meant anything to begin with.

i love ghibli films and miyazaki's work, but people have bastardized the phrase in order to get a bigger audience for their tangentially related products. which is understandable based on the way the world is currently structured, but it makes me sad. saying your work is inspired by him is just a hollow turnoff for me now; you're trying to pretend your work is subversive and counter-cultural when it's quite the opposite.
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Erikatastrophe Green Sparx Gems: 337
#2653 Posted: 19:26:38 26/04/2021
I don't believe in relief medicine.
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"You already said that." - Veruca Salt, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Clank Gold Sparx Gems: 2488
#2654 Posted: 06:11:53 04/05/2021
This thread sucks and has contributed to the decline of this site's activity
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Metallo Platinum Sparx Gems: 6118
#2655 Posted: 03:36:48 08/05/2021
Convenience store shawarma is delicious
somePerson Platinum Sparx Gems: 6510
#2656 Posted: 04:41:40 08/05/2021 | Topic Creator
Quote: Clank
This thread sucks and has contributed to the decline of this site's activity



true.
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vagi
somePerson Platinum Sparx Gems: 6510
#2657 Posted: 07:20:13 10/06/2021 | Topic Creator
pet peeve with people complaining about companies trying to look woke. like what else do you guys want? companies don't do anything, oh they're anti lgbt. they put up support, oh they're not doing enough and need to donate. they donate, oh theyre not donating enough. they donate even more, oh theyre just doing it to look good.

the fact that companies are able to market and make money with pride stuff is proof that the lgbt community is actually acceptable and being normalized. like there's no way this could have happened 20 years ago. heck 10 years ago everybody said "oh that's gay" as an insult. plus keep in mind a lot of companies that do pride stuff have workers who asked them to participate in the events. like honestly complaining about it just seems like being nitpicky for the sake of being nitpicky vs capitalism.

the memes are still funny tho
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vagi
ThunderEgg Gold Sparx Gems: 2114
#2658 Posted: 22:15:30 10/06/2021
imo you still get hatecrimed for being any variety of lgbt. no amount of pride merch is going to solve that problem.

like, it's nice if you have the money to buy it, but a rainbow shirt does nothing for the lgbt folks who can barely afford the cost of being alive. it'd be better if the money going to cooperations were going to individual lgbt people selling pride-themed stuff.
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Vespi Gold Sparx Gems: 2474
#2659 Posted: 23:35:04 10/06/2021
Quote: ThunderEgg
imo you still get hatecrimed for being any variety of lgbt. no amount of pride merch is going to solve that problem.

like, it's nice if you have the money to buy it, but a rainbow shirt does nothing for the lgbt folks who can barely afford the cost of being alive. it'd be better if the money going to cooperations were going to individual lgbt people selling pride-themed stuff.


better off: dont even support capitalism. fund lgbt people directly
somePerson Platinum Sparx Gems: 6510
#2660 Posted: 00:39:37 11/06/2021 | Topic Creator
Quote: Vespi
Quote: ThunderEgg
imo you still get hatecrimed for being any variety of lgbt. no amount of pride merch is going to solve that problem.

like, it's nice if you have the money to buy it, but a rainbow shirt does nothing for the lgbt folks who can barely afford the cost of being alive. it'd be better if the money going to cooperations were going to individual lgbt people selling pride-themed stuff.


better off: dont even support capitalism. fund lgbt people directly



yeah true. if you really want to support people of the lgbt directly who are suffering helping them out directly is probably the best way. however, every charity gets donations because of tax breaks so most of them would rather get money from businesses and super rich people anyways. however, I feel like people also focus way too much on charities and big donation numbers when they can instead be volunteering and helping out the community.

is it also a hot take to say that for profit charities arent that bad? like you need to buy workers too you know?
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Metallo Platinum Sparx Gems: 6118
#2661 Posted: 01:43:21 14/07/2021
Hey There Delilah was the worst rock song of the 2000s.
HeyitsHotDog Platinum Sparx Gems: 6547
#2662 Posted: 02:06:26 14/07/2021
Quote: Metallo
Hey There Delilah was the worst rock song of the 2000s.



Say it loud and say it proud. I ****ing hate that song
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Hey is there anything you want me to bring for the rest of the week and if so it’s so cool that you can do something and just do it like that
Metallo Platinum Sparx Gems: 6118
#2663 Posted: 07:09:51 24/07/2021
Minutes to Midnight might be Linkin Park's best album.
somePerson Platinum Sparx Gems: 6510
#2664 Posted: 18:51:53 05/08/2021 | Topic Creator
as a non white dude. the normalization of being racist towards white people is kinda gross
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vagi
Drawdler Emerald Sparx Gems: 3468
#2665 Posted: 02:41:02 06/08/2021
as much as i used to complain about this site the internet was better with gatekeeping and when it wasn’t everyday **** and there’s some truth in the term “normie”

oh well, you can still find places with the same energy it’s just a lot harder now and the bad **** hard to ignore
Project_Unnamed Diamond Sparx Gems: 8288
#2666 Posted: 21:13:41 06/08/2021
Using abbreviations and acronyms in discussion platforms that don't enforce overly sensitive character limits is a great way for a person to reveal one's own stupidity and inadequateness to engage in reasonable, clear and coherent discussion.

You should always ask yourself, before using any kind of abbreaviation or acronym, that "will people google this?". If your answer is leaning towards any sort of kind-of-yes-type of situation, do not use that acronym or abbreviation at all and just write the whole damn thing. Your message will be clearer and you are not going to come across like a total tool to other people involved in the discussion.
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Drawdler Emerald Sparx Gems: 3468
#2667 Posted: 01:19:43 07/08/2021
if you dont have friends already then discord sucks ass because its hard to find servers where people even reply to you ime so its impossible to make genuine friends. im just lucky now tht i was ****posting with someone who lead me to goods

and it was wayyy easier to make online friends a decade ago miss much
Strawberry15 Green Sparx Gems: 396
#2668 Posted: 15:07:57 08/08/2021
Quote: Drawdler
if you dont have friends already then discord sucks ass because its hard to find servers where people even reply to you ime so its impossible to make genuine friends. im just lucky now tht i was ****posting with someone who lead me to goods

and it was wayyy easier to make online friends a decade ago miss much



Yeah it can be hard sometimes, I joined a server with people around my area and they were very nice, I even made a new friend and we went to an arcade together. I had to go through many boring servers to find it but just keep looking, I'm sure you'll find a good server eventually
somePerson Platinum Sparx Gems: 6510
#2669 Posted: 09:06:50 25/08/2021 | Topic Creator
Hot take time. Tbh tom holland's spiderman isbt that great and is a great example of recency bias. Toby is more like classic, campy, dorky spiderman before gwen stacy died. He's a weird nerd who people can easily see self identify with.

Andrew is more like modern spiderman. He's cool, slick, silly, quipy, hot, and for reason skateboaeds. While the orginal Spiderman showed how anybody can become a superhero. Andrew represents the character in his 2000s. He has experience fighting hundreds of villains, he's no longer a high school dork and dates hot women, and he cracks jokes to mess with people. Andrew only suffered from his movies poor script and plot.

Tom is weird because he's a really unique spiderman. Spiderman never really had a father figure in the comics while tom has like 4.

The most basic early spiderman stories is a coming of age story. Boy gets powers. Abuses them. Uncle dies and says use them for good. Peter learns how to use them for good. And I feel like toms spiderman kinda ignores that. Instead his whole motivation is wanting to become his own superhero. He looks up to people like tony stark and sees them as badase superheros. His end goal is to become his own superhero. While toby's/andrews end goal were to keep their dead uncle's promise by using their power for good. Tom uses his powers for good because that's what superheros do. instead of what a good citizen with powers would do.
He doesn't really help the common man because his movies make him more than the common man. He's a super smart kid with a billionaire daddy figure that goes to a prestigious tech school with ties to a secret government agency. Toby and Andrew were just dudes with dead uncle's. Tom is a trust fund baby.

People say tom is the best peter parker in high school but comic high school peter is kinda a dick. He's a loner nerd who gets picked on and also wants to date the popular hot girl. He didn't become an awkwardly cute dork until toby became spiderman and shows started putting him in high school. I also don't get people.saying toby looked too old when tom is like 25 and playing a 16 year old while toby was playing a senior I think?

Overall. I like tom holland and his spiderman is pretty unique. But saying he's the best spiderman is kinda silly. Toms spiderman is more like miles morales. Kid who gets a powers that similar to another. (Miles gets spiderman's power and Tom gets an iron man suit). Person dies. Miles/tom learn how to be their own unique hero instead of replacing the dead guy.
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