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7636  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gayming, as it were. on: May 03, 2009, 11:36:37 PM
So you're opposed to yourself being gay, but you're okay with other people being gay, or..? How do you oppose something that doesn't directly affect you without being opposed to other people doing it?
7637  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gayming, as it were. on: May 03, 2009, 07:51:12 PM
My thoughts: Homosexuality is not a religious issue; rather, people just don't like gays and use religion as an excuse. It's most likely a matter of masculinity, which is why lesbianism generally doesn't bother people as much, except in the case where you're talking about "stereotypical butch dyke" lesbians instead of "stereotypical college-aged lesbians", and why things like "don't ask, don't tell" or "no gays in the army" stuck around for so long -- going out and shooting people is largely considered to be pretty masculine, so if we can keep the gays out of the military, or at least keep them from indicating that they're gay, we have no reason to change our worldview.

Assuming it really was a matter of religion, you'd probably get the exact same people trying to outlaw a whole lot of things, and they generally don't. Sure, you get fringe elements trying to ban porn and religions that aren't Christianity, but disliking homosexuality is far more mainstream.
7638  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 03, 2009, 07:50:07 PM
None of Jecht seems in the least bit like a father figure, and I'm actually at odds to see why Tidus would frame him that way.

Wait, isn't that the point? Jecht's NOT a father figure, Tidus keeps framing him as such, and Tidus' initial wussiness stems from that particular cognitive dissonance. Partially.

I'm not saying it's necessarily realistic or well-written or anything but...
7639  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 03, 2009, 07:21:55 PM
I hope more games like these come out (neo-retro games).

There's a bunch on the PC, like Cave Story, Spelunky, Lyle in Cube Sector...
7640  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X or XII? on: May 03, 2009, 02:43:41 AM
What about the kid that wanted to be a blitzball when he grew up?

Writing about an absent father figure like that is probably really hard to do unless you experienced it yourself, which I doubt the writers had experienced.

Same with writing about mental issues or religion or other things that are/were popular in RPGs. They're things you just have to know from experience.
7641  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Drakensang on: May 03, 2009, 02:37:32 AM
Steam's better for old crap you can't actually buy in Stores, like Oddworld.
7642  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "The Greatest Enemy of the RPG Genre" article... on: May 03, 2009, 02:21:49 AM
Dude, haven't you ever listened to a Megaten fanboy? The ONLY point in playing those games is because the enemies are well-researched demons from real mythology. Screw fun. Fun's for plebes. You get some mythology up in this bitch or you just fuck right the fuck off.
7643  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I've been featured in the local news! on: May 03, 2009, 02:17:04 AM
I get the impression that a lot of people here live in Ohio (if you can really call that living).
7644  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Just......no. on: May 02, 2009, 09:37:22 PM
"What's worse than a $100,000 horse dying at a polo match?"
7645  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 02, 2009, 09:18:26 PM
Played IoG for a bit. Doing, uh, Mu Continent. Then I went to the STATE CAPITAL and but Warriors of the Eternal Sun since everyone else was playing it and I haven't had a individual thought since 2003.
7646  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gayming, as it were. on: May 01, 2009, 01:06:59 PM
The problem with saying things like "Homosexuality should be kept ouf ot he public eye" is that... well, what IS homosexuality in a visual sense? It can't really be cross dressing since that's something else and a lot of straight people do that anyway. So maybe it means kissing or holding hands in public. Well, straight people are allowed to do that, and if you want to actually be fair -- I mean, the whole let's keep all our love lifes private, instead of just being homophobic -- then, obviously, straight people shouldn't be allowed to kiss or hold hands in public either.

Of course, there are also a bunch of gay stereotypes. Would just looking gay in public, whatever that entails, violate the idea of keeping homosexuality out of the public eye? Just, any of the stereotypes? Looking a little effeminate? Talking with a lisp? Just doing things that might make people THINK you're gay -- like, you know, a man talking about liking art or gardening or shopping in public. Those are sort of associated with gay males more than straight males.

The funny thing is, if you don't want to see anything that might indicate gay, that tends to indicate... well, a fear of gay things. Which I guess is what you'd call homophobia.
7647  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gayming, as it were. on: May 01, 2009, 01:13:40 AM
and Christians came to America to get away from the religious persecution and stupidity that was Europe in the 1500s-1700s.

Wait, I thought it was just the Puritans that fled to America because they were, and still are, largely comprised of intolerant buzzkills. And their intolerant buzzkillitude is why we had things like the Salem Witch Hunts and Rhode Island.
7648  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1up: Essential RPGs on: May 01, 2009, 01:08:24 AM
Only on the overworld, though, which is arguably the point at which it was least useful. But still, you ARE right.

Also technically early SMT games did this too, except monsters didn't level up till Nocturne, and demons are sort of fundamentally not party members in the same sense, so not really counting it.
7649  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X or XII? on: April 30, 2009, 09:42:11 PM
And FFX's dialogue wasn't horrible either. It had its bad moments, but it wasn't horrible. You clearly haven't played enough videogames (or watched enough dubbed anime) to get a feel for good vs bad voice acting.

I was talking about the writing, not the performances.

Don't tell me you're going to put up a fight about the "marquis" thing.

Um... I don't know what this means :[
7650  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gayming, as it were. on: April 30, 2009, 09:32:25 PM
Being gay doesn't mean you're always searching for a relationship

Yeah, but being a gamer does.

(Oooooooooooh iceburrrrrrrrrrrn)
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