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46  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: November 15, 2013, 11:00:25 AM
If anybody has some tips for survival on this, let me know. I am getting absolutely clobbered and I JUST met Elli. I'm just getting killed constantly.

I managed to get killed in the opening sequence of the game so I'm assuming that doesn't bode particularly well...
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Religion on: November 15, 2013, 10:12:15 AM
This thread is such a bummer. :(

I dunno, talking about death isn't really a bummer to me because again, I just don't worry about it. Whatever you believe - random circumstance, divine intervention, whatever -  it is pretty freaking spectacular that we are alive, existing, posting messages about it at all. That's worth celebrating to me. The notion that we are so precious and rare in either the scope of the universe or being chosen by some kind of deity - again, whatever works for you - means that being alive should be so unbelievably valued and should reinforce the notion that as precious as it is for ourselves it is equally as precious for those we share it with. That alone is motivation to do good and live well.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Religion on: November 15, 2013, 10:00:51 AM
You can't compare not existing before your life to not existing after it.

I guess that's where we will simply have to disagree. :-)

EDIT: I'm not trying to belittle anyone's fear of death or anything, it is just not something that has really ever scared me. As I mentioned earlier, I am much more afraid of being kept alive while suffering than dying. It doesn't mean I don't love living, of course I do. It's freaking great.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Religion on: November 14, 2013, 09:57:46 PM
Atheist here. Death doesn't scare me. Suffering does.

I was dead for a long long time before I was ever alive and it didn't bother me then, so it seems unlikely it will bother me when it happens again.
50  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: An actual comment - By Dice on: November 06, 2013, 07:19:49 PM
We are great, but our readers and forum folks are even better.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So does anyone think the Vita will get better? on: October 13, 2013, 03:50:20 PM
I will admit I barely use my Vita.

Dat P4G though...
52  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: September 07, 2013, 09:42:19 AM
I got DCed last night and then got some error number when I tried to log back in. Seems okay this morning though.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2013, 03:13:16 PM
I don't think you're picking on me at all, this is valuable information I'm getting. The reason I feel I can bring this stuff up is because this forum is honestly full of intelligent people who WON'T condescend to me and won't just tell me that it's not their job to educate me, so I can get some decent viewpoints out of this discussion. It really irritating that modern activism of noninvolvement which takes a stance of not having viable discussion and just people talking over each other, it's setting us down a bad path.

Though I agree this is best done over a drink. Very rare chances for that though. :P

Oh good. I'm glad to hear that!

Here's a really cool thing about assymmetric insight, btw - longish read but there is this insane experiment in there where two boy's camps turned into Lord of the Flies in real life, crazy stuff: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/08/21/the-illusion-of-asymmetric-insight/

Overarching point here is that really having an instructive debate is HARD for us because our brains are not wired for it, so it is easy for things to end up like this, especially on forums where you're not getting the other interactions that come with seeing a person's reaction, etc.

Also I have found that a frosty beverage tends to take the edge off of even the most potent debates. :D
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2013, 02:51:39 PM
You keep saying feminism is about equality, throwing dictionary definitions at me about what feminism is "really" about, and yet you're consistently falling into the same traps that feminists do when they condescend to me.

You lost me right around here.

It's not worth getting involved in this, dude.

Whoops...

Uh, I've got bronchitis right now and plan to spend my weekend relaxing? That's unrelated!

You've got bronchitis?

Aint nobody got time for dat.

/rimshot
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2013, 02:48:29 PM
You keep saying feminism is about equality, throwing dictionary definitions at me about what feminism is "really" about, and yet you're consistently falling into the same traps that feminists do when they condescend to me.

You lost me right around here.

It's not worth getting involved in this, dude.

Whoops...

Uh, I've got bronchitis right now and plan to spend my weekend relaxing? That's unrelated!
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
Reading through the thread, this whole argument is based around a definition of feminism you have decided on vs. something very different that Dice has decided on. And as soon as you framed your response that way I lost my appetite for the discussion - when you are convinced somebody is condescending to you, you're not listening anymore (whether they are or not doesn't actually matter).

There were some good points on both sides early in this, but once everybody starting moving the target around to suit their argument, we just fell into the same old internet debate that ends in the illusion of asymmetric insight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion_of_asymmetric_insight

For example:
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The point is that there are lots of situations where inequity of the sexes can affect men negatively, just as there are situations which affect women negatively, yet whenever these situations are spoken about a lot of people say, "So you're saying we should let men treat women like crap?" That's not at all what we were saying.

That's the "I know your argument better than you do", and whether your actual point is correct or not is moot. The point is nobody is listening anymore, and nobody can possibly be persuaded one way or another if they've stopped listening.

Forums are terrible for this type of discussion anyway. These are much better over a drink with the person in front you.

EDIT: I'm also not picking on you Ashton, sorry if it comes off this way. I'm just not sure ANYBODY involved in the discussion is really listening anymore, which is why I'm thinking it is probably best to let it die. Which paradoxically I guess I did not help. I'll show myself out! :P
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2013, 02:27:51 PM
You keep saying feminism is about equality, throwing dictionary definitions at me about what feminism is "really" about, and yet you're consistently falling into the same traps that feminists do when they condescend to me.

You lost me right around here.
58  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Missing images in Everlove: Rose on: September 06, 2013, 10:05:40 AM
Yes, thanks for the heads up on this!!!
59  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: August 30, 2013, 12:25:12 AM
Got in tonight, had fun!
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 29, 2013, 03:54:08 PM
Least funny Onion ever: http://www.theonion.com/articles/so-whats-it-going-to-be,33662/
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