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Re: Today's News
« Reply #210 on: March 22, 2013, 04:44:59 PM »
Thanks, Dice. When I posted these to my Facebook I put emphasis on the sex change part in the titles. As if a school teacher committing suicide wasn't enough, they had to make a freak show out of it.

It is indeed too bad that they had to make a freak show out of it.

The really sad part is that when I saw 'found dead' in Dice's post my first thoughts were 'Was she murdered?' and 'Was the murder because of the news about the sex change being released?' :(

It didn't occur to me that it was a suicide until Starmongoose's post mentioned that. (I hadn't read the articles yet.)

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« Reply #211 on: March 22, 2013, 07:44:03 PM »
The articles didn't mention that, simply that her death was 'not considered suspicious.'

It's really unfortunate that they made it into a freakshow though, and just because it was a suicide doesn't also automatically mean that it isn't also murder, if only by proxy. I can understand how an issue like this can be complicated, especially at an elementary school, but God damn if the parents weren't a bunch of assholes about it.

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« Reply #212 on: March 22, 2013, 07:45:23 PM »
"not considered suspicious" because she had been talking about suicide since the article by Richard Littlejohn in December practically called her a pedophile for being a transgender school teacher.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #213 on: March 22, 2013, 07:48:36 PM »
I didn't really get that implication from the article, what I DID get was more of the 'WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN' nonsense that idiot tabloid reporters like to churn out.

For sure, there was a complex issue there (as kids can be impressionable), but the writer's tone was out of line and completely and utterly fucked up. As I said, just because it was a suicide doesn't mean it wasn't also a murder.
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« Reply #214 on: March 22, 2013, 08:33:08 PM »
When I chose those three articles, I also included a little bit on Facebook where I talked about how this is the state of the conservative British tabloids. These weren't the actual ones I would send people too to inform them, as I've been reading more liberal sources that handle the situation with the respect it deserves and interviews with friends and co-workers revealed that she was thinking about suicide.

Though I get what you mean, that Littlejohn has a lot to answer for, though he never will.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #215 on: March 26, 2013, 02:02:06 PM »


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Re: Today's News
« Reply #218 on: March 26, 2013, 08:14:19 PM »
so yoichi wada was fired from squenix.... i'm curious to hear the rpgfan message board take on it.

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« Reply #219 on: March 26, 2013, 08:15:08 PM »
so yoichi wada was fired from squenix.... i'm curious to hear the rpgfan message board take on it.

Nothing will change.

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« Reply #220 on: March 26, 2013, 10:09:58 PM »
Nah, I doubt a loss of $50 million is going to be met with apathy.

No good change? That would be probable.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #221 on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:22 PM »
Nah, I doubt a loss of $50 million is going to be met with apathy.

No good change? That would be probable.

No good change is pretty much what I meant. I fear a lot of people are taking this is a "Yes! Old Square is coming back!". No...just no.

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #222 on: April 05, 2013, 12:22:21 PM »
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/04/05/microsoft-creative-director-on-always-online-deal-with-it

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Orth also got into a minor spat with BioWare employee Manheer Heir. "Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an 'always-on' console," he said. "Every device is now 'always-on'. #dealwithit"

Good PR right thar.  I guess you expect a bit more decorum about something troubling future players.

HASHTAG# DEAL WITH IT!!

Ah well, he's got a meme already anyways.  It's alright.
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Re: Today's News
« Reply #223 on: April 06, 2013, 05:45:20 AM »
Anyone know what happened to that guy for a finish?

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Re: Today's News
« Reply #224 on: April 08, 2013, 08:48:35 AM »
Margaret Thatcher is dead. Despite my intense feelings of hatred towards her, I'm gonna try and not be to crass about it. However, I do find it amusing that the hashtag on twitter #nowthatchersdead is being taken as "Now that Cher's dead" and not "Now Thatchers Dead".