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#1109428
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Penultimate Movie Seen
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ray_afraid said:

You can pretend words mean whatever you want em to, but that’s just not how it works.

Yes it is. Words mean whatever to whomever is using them, and to whomever they are communicating with. I was not communicating directly to you, therefore I was not holding myself to your standard of definition.

Words change over time depending on usage, and there is no dictionary definition regarding whether the word “seen” is defined as meaning “all” or “in part”, nor if in part how much in part or of what part.

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#1109425
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Penultimate Movie Seen
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ray_afraid said:

chyron8472 said:

Or “Yes, but only part of it.” Which is indeed what I actually said.

The correct language would be “No, only part of it.”

That would be the language you would use. It is not the language I would nor did use. Such is the nature of language. Further, OP basically doesn’t care about such distinctions. He left it up to us to decide, and your arguing with me is not going to change what I said.

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#1109423
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Penultimate Movie Seen
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Possessed said:

There’s only one valid interpretation.

To you.

If a friend asked you if you’d seen a movie but you’d only watched half of it […] you would say something to the effect of “I’ve seen part of it.”

Or “Yes, but only part of it.” Which is indeed what I actually said. The thread rules did not specifically stipulate otherwise, nor does Ender’s reply regarding this debate seem to indicate an either hard nor fast rule regarding such exists.

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#1109250
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Penultimate Movie Seen
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: The Essential Edition (fanedit by Q2).

…I haven’t actually finished watching it yet.

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#1108940
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I have not read the rest of that wiki page. I just read the poem. But again, what’s to interpret? The poem itself on its own seems pretty straightforward.

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#1108899
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did_those_feet_in_ancient_time

Blake’s poem

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land.

Okay, that clearly is not about the literal city of Jerusalem itself.

I don’t see why this is controversial.

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#1108563
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Video Game Thread
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I thought Majora’s Mask was really just decent. The whole story, theme, and atmosphere of the game are sad and dark; and many sidequests are hard to follow without a guide unless you’ve beaten the game umpteen times. The one big positive of the game for me was the classic Zelda overworld theme when you leave Terminus.

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#1108527
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Video Game Thread
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ray_afraid said:

chyron8472 said:

what I’m really saying is that I’m a fan of Nintendo and I want to want the Wii U. But at $250 and with no major exclusives that I don’t already have, I can’t justify it and it makes me sad to say so.

Trade “Wii U” for “Switch” and “$250” for “$500” and I totally agree.

Switch is $300.

The WiiU can run every console Zelda title since the gamecube’s WW.
That’s four games and two remakes. The Switch can only run one.

The Wii may not support HDMI, but it does support GameCube titles (of which I have many). Effectively, the WiiU’s VC catalogue is really not much bigger than the Wii’s. Also, I really am not impressed with the Gamepad.

There might not be a whole lot of reason for you to own a Switch yet if you have a WiiU, but there is also not much reason for me to own a WiiU if I own a Wii and had the option between a WiiU and a Switch when the price difference is 50 bucks.

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#1108473
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Video Game Thread
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You weren’t replying to me, but you also weren’t having a private conversation. In public, other people in the room are allowed to chime in now and then.

In any case, what I’m really saying is that I’m a fan of Nintendo and I want to want the Wii U. But at $250 and with no major exclusives that I don’t already have, I can’t justify it and it makes me sad to say so.

Meanwhile, Samus Returns just came out, and because I find the portability of the Switch surprisingly useful, I find myself really wanting a New 2DS XL. The whole DS/3DS line had plenty of games I passed on because I once thought portabilty an unnecessary novelty for myself as an adult.

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#1108443
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Video Game Thread
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Possessed said:

(ahem BOTH ZELDAS cough)

Both? …Oh! You mean both N64 Zelda games. For me, those are just two among many, given that I have every Zelda game ever made for a set top console (except the HD remakes for Wii U). Since I can play every single one of them with my Wii and my Switch, I don’t bother with emulating them on my PC.

ray_afraid said:

Possessed said:

I don’t yet have any interest in the switch. When I finish playing through the twilight princess remake for wiiu I plan on picking up breath of the wild for the wiiu.

Solid plan. I’m playing BOTW on wiiu. It’s fantastic.

That’s the thing, though. I waited to buy a WiiU until it had an exclusive Zelda or Metroid game. But nope. Never happened. I always said of the Wii U that if I had one I would straight up buy Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, but I would only buy them for it, not buy it for them.

Given that Nintendo held off on Breath of the Wild until the release of the Switch, owning a Wii U seems almost pointless to me now.

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#1108208
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Video Game Thread
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RayRogers said:

PC Mustard Race here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dm2lBzm2AE

😃 Oh, that was good.

Only consoles I have are emulators since I’m a lazy arse.

I have consoles simply because I want certain exclusives. I’m not waiting around for a Nintendo Switch emulator before I can play Breath of the Wild. My computer armoir actually is in my living room right next to the TV, so having a console for that purpose is moot.

I did originally buy a PS3(Slim) primarily because I needed a bluray player, but since I now ALWAYS rip every physical disc I own immediately to Plex, that has also become moot.

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#1108113
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

It is certainly True that Jesus and the Apostles put great emphasis on products of the Spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience… Jesus placed extreme burdens on his missionary clergy the Disciples. Of course they would, they were launching the most radical faith system in history in the face of intense depravity holding all worldly power. Christians could not be antagonizing in their regular day-to-day lives. But these are not the only fruits of the Spirit, and we do not always act in a regular day-to-day manner. Jesus himself whipped the moneychangers, hurled the worst possible curse words and invective at the Pharisees, vowed again and again and again and again that he would hurl the rebellious into eternal agony, commanded Christians to sell their garments if necessary to buy the weapons for bloody defense… Jesus and the apostles commanded castigation, shunning, extreme judgement of all…

You truly have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Jesus rebuked the moneychangers for turning the temple into a marketplace of greed and profit. He lambasted the Pharisees because they held themselves up as righteous and yet their hearts were cold, empty and bitter, as “whitewashed tombs”. He said love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, as even pagans love their friends. He made friends with tax collectors and prositutes. He didn’t berate them. He didn’t teach people to belittle others or to be verbally abusive. How dare you.

You really have no idea at all what you’re talking about. You just want some excuse to be vile.

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#1108036
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

Different plumbing is no excuse for trying to empower a PROVEN purely depraved mass-murdering psychopath. If Killery had been the relatively outside real estate developer and Donald was the vomitously corrupt stage manager of the Arab Spring cataclysm for the Middle East AND Europe, I would have voted for the female.

AGAIN, you are being neither pleasant nor decent in this horrible, dismissive, inflammatory attitude. And you are at this point angering me. So I would appreciate it if you would please, PLEASE. Be. Quiet.

I voted for Hillary. There. I did. I would have voted for her in '08 if not for Obama. I am a late-Gen-X devout Christian white male from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has a wife and a daughter, and owns a house with two cats and a golden retriever. By rights, I should be normal. Yes? But I voted for Hillary, so I’m depraved and ought to be subject to public shaming.

No. Stop it.

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#1108017
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

a Regular American is one [who has an] appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society

Also, how many people do you know who do this? Have you read Facebook? Have you read any Youtube comments? Most of the people commenting on the net are vicious. Is that ideal? No. Not by a long shot. But it apparently is normal.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” -Oscar Wilde

Further, apparently normal people voted for Donald Trump. DONALD. TRUMP. From as early as the primaries. Donald Trump does not “appreciate the principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society”. Are Trump voters “normal”? Why then are people who dislike Trump not normal? Why are people who wanted to vote for the first female President and/or a person who is vastly more qualified to lead the country than DONALD TRUMP, why are they not normal?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52KPdo-u3po&t=1m10s

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