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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 09, 2016, 11:09:31 PM
It's been some time since I posted a reply about the "feminism and social justice being bad words" thing, because work, life, etc. -- I should also add that I didn't intend to be accusatory or seem like an asshole, but it just happens that this subject makes me want to vent.

I came across a better(?) example of irony in regards to feminism though:
Clete Blakeman, the supposedly really hot referee at the Super Bowl this year, got women on Twitter all hot and bothered

I don't see any difference between this and men catcalling women on a street, aside from the anonymity aspect which is generally especially frowned upon in cases of harassment.

The point is that maybe social justice/feminism wouldn't have such negative connotations (and be considered 'bad words') if their supporters stayed consistent about messages they send with the people they call out regardless of race/gender/religion.
Again, not painting them as one singular entity, though across the board they do seem to have consistent apathy on certain topics judging by their apparent lack of outrage.
That's the reason I called it well-intentioned but short-sighted (IIRC, or maybe that was another post someplace else)
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 03, 2016, 03:41:54 AM
Social justice and feminism have become "bad words" because people are sick of the "everything is problematic" idea put out by a lot of people that support those movements.
For me personally though, I'm tired of certain things (double standards, privileges, things that disadvantage men and women) being ignored universally by feminists in favor of things like combating manspreading, polehogging, and banning the word bossy. (serious or not, that last one's pretty dumb)
I'm especially tired of buzzwords like rape culture or sexism getting thrown around to the point that they lose their meaning.

"People should learn what feminism is."
I'm also tired of anti-feminists/critics of feminism being dismissed as misogynists and stuff like gamergate or meninism (a parody) being labeled as whiny, so I suggest they find out what this pushback is actually all about.


edit: The petting minigame just comes off to me as a reeeeaaally innocuous thing similar to the way couple caress each others' faces sometimes not to get all hot and bothered but just a sign of affection, PLUS the entire "pedophilia" aspect wasn't very relevant since (afaik?) the minigame isn't very perverted.
And the thing about one-to-one translations being boring, I think everyone (at least the vast majority) of people crying foul want the game unaltered in the sense that they want it to get across everything in the script that was originally intended even if it uses an indirect translation but not going so far to change the context.

edit 2: This is a good example of the way many critics of feminism see feminism, and no they may not all be like this but it seems like an awful lot of them act this way.
18  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies that make you cry on: January 24, 2016, 10:34:47 PM
Ghost still makes me cry, and Forrest Gump (I think it did) and Horns almost made me cry.
19  Media / General Games / Re: Life is Strange on: January 23, 2016, 10:11:15 PM
What do you guys think about the ending?
I've heard polarizing (funny since the episode name is Polarized) things about it, some people thinking it's brilliant and some thinking it's pretentious and/or lame that choices supposedly don't matter.
20  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies that make you cry on: January 14, 2016, 01:05:03 AM

At first, this is a quirky comedy about a vigilante with about slight mental handicap, fighting crime so he can find the guy that killed his mom, Captain Industry.

Then it turns out she died of an overdose and he asked about her death at a young age, and found out she was killed by the "captains of industry" that control the drug trade.

I feel like a lot of critics were objectively (yeah, I know) wrong about this movie claiming it's too tonally uneven but it has a perfect balance and treats the character with humility.
21  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 08, 2016, 05:48:33 AM

This was a really interesting trip, wasn't sure about it for a bit with characters acting really bizarre, but it wrapped up really nicely and left me with a "damn that was good" impression.
22  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: January 07, 2016, 02:28:55 AM
I found a couple pretty amazing hypothetical crossovers (Katawa Shoujo and a Studio Ghibli)

23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: January 03, 2016, 11:10:29 PM

There's too many good ones to just post one .-.
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: January 02, 2016, 12:16:08 AM
And if they're going to make the game's story/mechanics so different as to be unrecognisable, what's the point?

I mean, given what disnazi is like with Star Wars, it's pretty unlikely we're going to get a character named Biggs even.

- We don't know if it'll be recognizable or not, but you'd have a good point about it having RPG *elements* if we knew that were the case, but we don't.
- Dunno how Disney fits into this aside from Squeenix working with them on KH, iirc they're gonna focus a bit more on Biggs/Wedge/Jessie.
- I'd like for the Honeybee Inn to be INN (ha) the game, but it seems like it'd be hard to make it work with modern cutscenes and voice acting since part of the charm originally was the minimalist/primitive presentation.

This game is screwed (to be received poorly by fans) because it has too many expectations to fulfill and fans to please.
25  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: December 31, 2015, 01:17:33 AM
Speaking of final boss themes, I like this one even though it's a bit artsy as fuck.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: December 20, 2015, 11:58:48 PM
I doubt we will see anything new for a long time. We will see XV-2, XV-3, VII, VII-2, VII-3. Where the hell is Agni's Philosophy!?

Dunno if this was addressed, but that's just a tech demo like Kara was for Quantic Dream, though they turned that into an actual gamething.

edit: It's funny that a Metallica song (Hero of the Day) just came up on my playlist, speaking of Metallica.
Also, a relevant (paraphrased) quote from a movie in regards to Neal's "FF games need to be consistently genius" question
If every single scene in your movie were brilliant, you would have an utterly monotonous film.
Replace "scene" with "game" and "movie" with "franchise"
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 20, 2015, 01:27:12 AM
I wonder if it'll have branching story paths so people can save Aeris, and/or maybe catch us off guard with a different plot twist(s?) though not necessarily in that order; like maybe killing off Cloud (that'd be super unlikely but shocking) and building the rest of the story around it.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: December 17, 2015, 07:37:46 PM
Squeenix made a survey asking people if they'd prioritize P5 or FF15 if they had a simultaneous release.
And battle lines were drawn?
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 16, 2015, 11:16:23 PM
Mena Suvari was an awful Aeris.

It's almost as if she's the Ben Carson of Aeris voices.
30  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Movie/TV Trailer Thread of Hype on: December 15, 2015, 11:27:12 PM
I think it's supposed to be about 2-1/2 hours long, which is Tarantino's longest film yet...

According to wikipedia, it has an 187 minute version and 167 minute version, so yeah it's his longest aside from Kill Bill, although Django was 165 minutes and most of his other movies iirc are about 150 minutes.

I just noticed this recently, because I originally saw the first movie a couple days ago, but Super Troopers 2 had a successful indiegogo campaign back in April.
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