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#1231825
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

QAnon is one of the least harmful conspiracies I’ve ever heard. Whole lot of wishful thinking that’s appealing to people who don’t like Democrats.

I disagree. A lot of the rhetoric coming out of the ‘Great Awakening’ is worryingly militant. This is more than just hoping Democrats get arrested, they truly believe that the government is filled to the brim with Satanic Deep State operatives. They truly believe that this Deep State is running child sex slave camps and assassinating people left and right (Seth Rich, JFK). They aren’t just idiots online, they see themselves as warriors in the ongoing civil war within our government. Here’s a snippet from the top post of all time over on the Great Awakening subreddit.

To President Trump and Q, and those at the sharp end of this war, whilst not American citizens, please know that we outsiders are in awe of you and those who stand beside you. We know that this has not been attempted before. We see the gravity of what is unfolding, and the courage and spirit it took to engage such an enemy. It is clear that this international cabal still has the ability to inflict pain and death, and no hesitation to do so. It is hidden, clever, evil, and well dug in. Lest we forget, this is a real war and good people are dying. Please know that there are many out here who understand your sacrifices and the risks being taken on our behalf. Thank you and God bless you all. WWG1WGA!

Living in an echo chamber like that seems like a recipe for radicalization, don’t you think?

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#1230236
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled
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poppasketti said:

Here’s a rough mockup of BB-8 running to the shuttle with Finn and Rose (updated in first post):
https://vimeo.com/282243295 (password: fanedit)

The rotoscoping is very rough, and I just threw on some sound effects that I could quickly find, but let me know whether you think the idea could work!

I think/hope that this change combined with the Finn/Rose deleted scene could be enough to cut Phasma fight and BB8 in walker without the scene feeling incomplete. The scene would now have urgency AND resolution.

That’s actually pretty convincing. The colors are a little off in the close up, but I think it’s pretty seamless in the wide shot. You’d have to be really looking to spot any problems.

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#1229147
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
Time

I’m relying on Google Translate, so I may be wrong, but these appear to be dubbed.

Prequel Trilogy DVD set

Complete Saga Blu-Ray set

Here’s an English listing for that first link. I’m afraid no such thing exists for the second.

Apparently the Prequel Trilogy DVDs don’t work in US DVD players, since they’re “configured” for Japanese ones. I don’t think you’re in the US, but it’s something to consider. They still seem to work if played on a computer, though.

I don’t think you can get the audio tracks any other way, I’m afraid.

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#1227752
Topic
Random Thoughts
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TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

Traps are guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls.

Wrong. “Traps” are not guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls. “Transvestites” are (typically) guys who dress like girls. “Traps” are derogatory terms for a subset of transvestites who apparently dress like attractive girls just to humiliate people like you who are uncomfortable around gay people.

You’re confusing the definitions.

How so?

Defamatory: “deceptive,” “fooling,” “pretending,” “posing,” “trap,” or “masquerading”
Gender identity is an integral part of a person’s identity. Do not characterize transgender people as “deceptive,” as “fooling” or “trapping” others, or as “pretending” to be, “posing” or “masquerading” as a man or a woman. Such descriptions are inaccurate, defamatory and insulting. (See “passing” and “stealth” as problematic terms above.)

JEDIT: That refers to transgenders rather than transvestites but I thought the concept (re: trap) was the same.

Yeah, that was my issue. Replace “transvestites” with “transgenders,” and that would pretty much fix it. But the bigger issue here is that I don’t think that’s the way Handman or Chyron are using the term.

But how can you use the term “trap” without it being derogatory?

The very idea that someone is transgender because they want to humiliate a straight man is offensive no matter what term is used anyway.

I agree, but not all definitions have to do with being transgender. Maybe they’re using it to refer to men that cosplay as female characters. The term sucks because every single website attempting to define it has a different definition, who knows what they got when they googled it.

Again, why would you be referring to cosplayers when you use the word “transvestite” in the comparison?

Unless Handman thinks of cosplayers as transvestites, which I highly doubt. But who the hell knows.

I assumed it was because they both dress up in women’s clothes (or something like that), but I can’t speak for him.

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#1227747
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

Traps are guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls.

Wrong. “Traps” are not guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls. “Transvestites” are (typically) guys who dress like girls. “Traps” are derogatory terms for a subset of transvestites who apparently dress like attractive girls just to humiliate people like you who are uncomfortable around gay people.

You’re confusing the definitions.

How so?

Defamatory: “deceptive,” “fooling,” “pretending,” “posing,” “trap,” or “masquerading”
Gender identity is an integral part of a person’s identity. Do not characterize transgender people as “deceptive,” as “fooling” or “trapping” others, or as “pretending” to be, “posing” or “masquerading” as a man or a woman. Such descriptions are inaccurate, defamatory and insulting. (See “passing” and “stealth” as problematic terms above.)

JEDIT: That refers to transgenders rather than transvestites but I thought the concept (re: trap) was the same.

Yeah, that was my issue. Replace “transvestites” with “transgenders,” and that would pretty much fix it. But the bigger issue here is that I don’t think that’s the way Handman or Chyron are using the term.

But how can you use the term “trap” without it being derogatory?

The very idea that someone is transgender because they want to humiliate a straight man is offensive no matter what term is used anyway.

I agree, but not all definitions have to do with being transgender. Maybe they’re using it to refer to men that cosplay as female characters. The term sucks because every single website attempting to define it has a different definition, who knows what they got when they googled it.

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#1227742
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Never mind.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/397509-alabama-police-officers-suspended-for-making-hand-gesture

Yeah, that seems pretty crazy unless I’m missing something.

Now 4chan can conveniently forget that they’re the ones who started the misinformation campaign in the first place, and accuse the “loony left” of being out of control.

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#1227740
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

Traps are guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls.

Wrong. “Traps” are not guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls. “Transvestites” are (typically) guys who dress like girls. “Traps” are derogatory terms for a subset of transvestites who apparently dress like attractive girls just to humiliate people like you who are uncomfortable around gay people.

You’re confusing the definitions.

How so?

Defamatory: “deceptive,” “fooling,” “pretending,” “posing,” “trap,” or “masquerading”
Gender identity is an integral part of a person’s identity. Do not characterize transgender people as “deceptive,” as “fooling” or “trapping” others, or as “pretending” to be, “posing” or “masquerading” as a man or a woman. Such descriptions are inaccurate, defamatory and insulting. (See “passing” and “stealth” as problematic terms above.)

JEDIT: That refers to transgenders rather than transvestites but I thought the concept (re: trap) was the same.

Yeah, that was my issue. Replace “transvestites” with “transgenders,” and that would pretty much fix it. But the bigger issue here is that I don’t think that’s the way Handman or Chyron are using the term.

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#1227730
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

Traps are guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls.

Wrong. “Traps” are not guys who dress convincingly like attractive girls. “Transvestites” are (typically) guys who dress like girls. “Traps” are derogatory terms for a subset of transvestites who apparently dress like attractive girls just to humiliate people like you who are uncomfortable around gay people.

You’re confusing the definitions.

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#1227718
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

Thanks for coming back to tell us off Frink. I honestly don’t see the problem.

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

I’ll say first of all that I’ve never heard the term “trap” until now, though it seems to me like it’s not a term the people being described would use to call themselves. In which case I would think the “problem” would be rather obvious.

I’m not sure that I know what I’m talking about; but I’m going to jump in anyway. Many people do actually self-identify as “traps.” The term is used semi-frequently in the cosplay community; and, more often than not, it’s used affectionately. The term is also used to refer to androgynous characters in anime and manga, also usually used affectionately. However, the term is also sometimes used to refer to transwomen, and that is almost always seen as fucked up. Because of the three different definitions and connotations, it’s often hard to get a grasp on what exactly the term means.

You might want to go back and read Handman’s original post. It had nothing to do with cosplay or anime.

Handman said:

I don’t understand the difference between a trap and a transvestite.

I’d be lying if I said I know what’s going on 😉

But for real, it seemed to me that you and Handman are on different pages regarding the definition of the word “trap,” so I posted the above.

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#1227707
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

Thanks for coming back to tell us off Frink. I honestly don’t see the problem.

So traps are guys who dress like girls, but it’s crazy to think that makes them a transvestite? I never heard the “trap” term until four or five years ago.

Do you even know the difference?

I’ll say first of all that I’ve never heard the term “trap” until now, though it seems to me like it’s not a term the people being described would use to call themselves. In which case I would think the “problem” would be rather obvious.

I’m not sure that I know what I’m talking about; but I’m going to jump in anyway. Many people do actually self-identify as “traps.” The term is used semi-frequently in the cosplay community; and, more often than not, it’s used affectionately. In that context, see snooker’s definition. The term is also used to refer to androgynous characters in anime and manga, also usually used affectionately. However, the term is also sometimes used to refer to transwomen, and that is almost always seen as fucked up. Because of the three different definitions and connotations, it’s often hard to get a grasp on what exactly the term means.

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#1226626
Topic
Overnight Thread
Time

For the last couple days, I’ve had a strange problem where I start to fall asleep but I get very suddenly woken up by sounds that may or may not be a figment of my imagination. The sounds aren’t even loud or notable, it can be something as simple as the foundation of the building adjusting, or my dog moving around under the covers—at least, I think that’s what the sounds are. And that’s kind of the problem, I’m not sure what the sounds are. They certainly don’t seem like they’re coming from anything in my room or anywhere else in the building. They almost sound like they’re they’re coming from inside my head, like I’m imagining them. Maybe the sounds aren’t even what’s waking me up, they’re just two separate phenomenon that I’ve falsely combined into one. Either way, I’ve been woken up as I was close to falling asleep nearly 4 times now, and I’m getting sick of it.

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#1226476
Topic
Where does the US Democratic Party go from here?
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Mrebo said:
I’ve seen no evidence that “vast majority of the country supports” progressive values, as mfm says.

I’m talking about common sense gun control, drug legalization, tuition-free college, universal healthcare, and the like.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/25/fox-news-poll-voters-favor-gun-measures-doubt-congress-will-act.html

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/21/free-college-tuition-republicans-bernie-sanders/

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#1223552
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

chyron8472 said:

Jeebus said:

chyron8472 said:

Jeebus said:

chyron8472 said:

Jeebus said:

chyron8472 said:

I’m fairly certain people in Europe conquered other people in Europe over the centuries, and I doubt many of the conquered over there get reparations for it. I know that sounds callous, but I still feel that way.

I don’t see how this is at all analogous.

It is analogous because, although it’s hard for people to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps”, to some degree it is necessary. If you want something bad enough, you need to fight for it. Having the government paying them does not necessarily ultimately lessen their suffering, but rather allows it to fester, because sometimes pain is necessary to affect change. Removing pain caused by injury does not necessarily help the injury to heal itself.

Let me rephrase my initial question. How is conquest analogous to racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing?

How is that question supposed to be any clearer?

Is it not?

I’m calling into question your comment about conquest in Europe, because I don’t see what European conquest has to do with what minorities in America experience. They seem to me like two completely different situations that are in no way comparable.

There aren’t minorities in Europe who suffer(ed) remotely similarly in comparison to what American minorities did/do?

Sure there are.

and Native Americans are still being affected by it today.

And financially compensating them in perpetuity is helping?

No, but putting some money into helping their communities become self-sufficient is.

A better analogy might be one of the various genocides that happened in Europe. I can certainly think of an example, a big glaring elephant in the room, and reparations were paid because of it.

You’re saying the Nazis exterminating Jewish European citizens is the same as

No, not the same, but certainly more comparable than simple conquest. Unless we’re thinking of ‘conquest’ differently. Do you have any examples of conquest in mind? Might help to clear the air here.

European colonists wholesale deciding they want more land and so took it brutally by force from the native people living here?

The colonists did a whole lot more than take land by force. Think massacres, torture, rape, re-education camps, and forced sterilization.

The Nazis didn’t expand across Europe to specifically take land from the Jews. They exterminated the Jews because they wanted to, not because the Jews were unfortunate enough to be in their way when they wanted something.

I don’t think intentions matter all that much here.

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#1223539
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

chyron8472 said:

Jeebus said:

chyron8472 said:

Jeebus said:

chyron8472 said:

I’m fairly certain people in Europe conquered other people in Europe over the centuries, and I doubt many of the conquered over there get reparations for it. I know that sounds callous, but I still feel that way.

I don’t see how this is at all analogous.

It is analogous because, although it’s hard for people to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps”, to some degree it is necessary. If you want something bad enough, you need to fight for it. Having the government paying them does not necessarily ultimately lessen their suffering, but rather allows it to fester, because sometimes pain is necessary to affect change. Removing pain caused by injury does not necessarily help the injury to heal itself.

Let me rephrase my initial question. How is conquest analogous to racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing?

How is that question supposed to be any clearer?

Is it not?

I’m calling into question your comment about conquest in Europe, because I don’t see what European conquest has to do with what minorities in America experience. They seem to me like two completely different situations that are in no way comparable.

I’m saying I don’t suffer from white guilt. And I gave an example of my not thinking the government giving money to a poor cultural demographic will help individuals in that demographic to improve their situation to a point where they don’t need it.

And your example was… European conquest. Right? I don’t see how that helps to illustrate that point at all.

The idea that it may not aid them to improve positively in the long term says to me that it’s not necessarily helpful.

Woah, woah, woah. Who said it won’t? That certainly sounds like a good idea to me.

The idea that other countries do not do this says to me that conquest does not necessarily warrant it.

So you’re comparing what happened to Natives here in America to conquest in Europe? I don’t see the comparison, and frankly, I think it trivializes what the Natives went through. What happened here was genocide, plain and simple, and Native Americans are still being affected by it today. A better analogy might be one of the various genocides that happened in Europe. I can certainly think of an example, a big glaring elephant in the room, and reparations were paid because of it.