What made you Unhappy today?

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Leah » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:53 pm

Glaucon wrote:Anyway, maybe the likes of Sarkeesian are not all that bright. But any stupidity there is trumped by Oor's friends among the 'gaming community'.


I really think it's incredibly unfair to blame Oor for the idiocy of others. Let's be real - it's the internet. There are some truly fucked up people out there in the wild. I've met some of these people. Not everything Sarkeesian says is wrong. She makes good points. The problem is, she leaves out all of the good things about gaming.

Does this give people the moral right to make videos where they attack her for the way she looks, mispronouncing something, or taking a situation in a game differently from the way they (the video maker) would have? No, not really. And the funny part is, when they do this, they play into her narrative when they behave this way. They reinforce everything she says because they're behaving in the stereotypical way she describes. It's self-defeating in the extreme.

But, as you pointed out, this is horribly :offtopic: and I apologize for derailing it. :(
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:12 pm

- with people like Anita Sarkeesian pretending to be 'gamer girls' in order to raise over $150,000 to support what basically amounts to an attack on gaming culture, for no reason other than to further her own academic career in feminism -


That seems to make it fairly clear she is endorsing the same sort of view as the folks making these silly videos.

Apparently, there is even a 'Hit Anita Sarkeesian in the Face' mini-game out there.

But it IS off topic. I'll be accommodating, then, and simply agree with Oor that women that play computer games suck. :wave:
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Leah » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:27 pm

Glaucon wrote:That seems to make it fairly clear she is endorsing the same sort of view as the folks making these silly videos.


I think that you are stretching this to try to say she supports the behavior and vitriol aimed at the woman by the trolls of the internet. Unless Oor comes here and says she does, in fact, support some of the more misogynistic crap that comes from them, I think that's a huge leap to make.

Sorry, but feeling that Sarkeesian is a fraud who is using an issue to pad her own resume doesn't translate to someone supporting the people who make death and rape threats against Sarkeesian.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Oor » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:39 am

What made you Unhappy today?


People quoting people I've foe'd and fucking with my blissful, peaceful ignorance.

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Cassie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:25 am

D.G. trainining :pissed:

Back on topic.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Ceri the Urt » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

Rain Rain go away
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:57 pm

Having a day off, sleeping the morning away, and not getting around to the stuff I wanted to do because I was procrastinating.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Manon Seid » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:54 pm

Snow...snow and more snow.
The charm, fun and adventure in shoveling Winter Wonderland away each morning and afternoon and evening is quickly passing.

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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Glaucon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:02 pm

Haven't seen a flake of snow where I live, here in Smurfistan.

Can't say I have really missed it.
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Re: What made you Unhappy today?

Postby Ceri the Urt » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Mal and I had to move due to a work relocation. We bought our house at the height of the market, and had to sell just as the market was starting to recover...needless to say, we couldn't sell the darn house and we couldn't pay a mortgage on one and rent on another. We had to short sale or foreclose. Mal is an honorable man. He HATES screwing anyone, including the bank, so we decided to try and short sale so the bank could at least make some money off that pit of a house. Did I mention it was 60 years old and had an inground oil tank that leaked? When we finally did manage to sell it, we had to pay the buyers to take it because we had to pay for soil testing to make sure it was safe...sigh....

Anyway, we moved. Offered my parents the Master bedroom in our house so they could retire (which they could never do where they lived, and my dad is sick, so to help out my mom....here they are.) They have been a blessing. I went back to school, got a new career, got my eyes fixed, then saved my dads life...(he collapsed and I gave him CPR and brought him back). I thought....finally, our luck has changed. Shit was sort of getting back together...we were going to buy a brand new house in this beautiful new development. Fanny Mae had changed the rules so it was only a 2 year penalty for a short sale if you have an exemption. We found the Perfect house for all of us...

Then we get told that if we had FORECLOSED we could have gotten a loan no problem, but because we short saled, and because it was for a job relo, we had to wait 4 years or pay 100,000 down for the house.

This is not fair, we did everything right...we can afford the damn house...we just don't have 100,000 to put down dangit. ARGHHHH

Anyone want to donate $100,000? LOL {Points to the paypal button} hehehe *sigh*
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