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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: November 09, 2022, 08:51:31 PM »
Strangely, I did see a statistic earlier that white women turned out more strongly for Republican candidates this year than in previous cycles. That is a demographic that I would have thought would move in the Democratic party's direction

Democrats have the unmarried women demographic locked in.


lol what did I say? DeMoCrAt WoMeN aRe UnDeSiRaBlE

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: November 09, 2022, 05:53:16 PM »
All the incels shouting that educated democratic women are ugly are having an affect on them unfortunately. White women are highly susceptible to negging.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: November 09, 2022, 05:31:49 PM »
I think we have Roe to thank.
And gen Z showing up.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 31, 2022, 03:19:30 PM »
I think it’s fine because he needs to have an arc through the series and I hope that he gets some kind of redemption since he is meant to be a tragic figure, rather than an antagonistic one.
Yes, I absolutely agree with this. We see his nature isn't as noble as Aragorn's but Isildur is also a very young adult. That's what I meant by we don't need to root for them all the time. I do think it's a fair setup for an arc where he matures into a hero after already establishing a weakness that tracts. And to be fair it's a weakness a lot of people have so it's not even a moral failing really. He's just a thoughtless kid.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 31, 2022, 12:47:27 PM »
My problem is simply that the show goes too far and leaves us with nothing to root for. He's too capricious, too entitled, too selfish.
And I agree with you but I don't think we need to root for every character. Or at least not all the time. fwiw the writer I like wrote on Breaking Bad and we certainly don't or aren't supposed to root for Walt.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 31, 2022, 01:05:43 AM »
Ah yes, this is why I hated the books. This is very boring.

So to reiterate, it's not a character flaw. But the audience is justified in disliking Boromir. But it's wrong to give Isildur character flaws. K

I also never got that Legolas or Gimli felt a pull during the council. Gimli went to smash it right at the start

Hobbits are very pure silly things. So again it kinda makes sense that it's most effective around selfish and/or ambitious men.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 30, 2022, 02:35:36 PM »
As for Boromir, well, he didn't simply refuse to destroy the Ring, he tried to forcefully seize it from Frodo, in stark contrast to other characters that were shown to be able to resist the urge to try and claim it themselves.
lol this is so hypocritical. Boromir was near it for a long time and he did apologize. He literally picked it up and still gave it back. He was fighting it. And no, we never see Legolas, Gimli, or the other Hobbits struggling with it in the first movie.

Personally, I have no problem whatsoever with the stories showing man's inherent selfishness and how that might tie in with why the ring has so much power over them.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 30, 2022, 03:56:55 AM »
And yet a lot of people hated Boromir. 🤷‍♀️

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 30, 2022, 02:01:26 AM »
He is their focus, he is their main character. That's generally not how movies and TV shows frame deliberately unlikable characters.
We all know him as the ass who just couldn't destroy the ring. Sure, they can build him up and make him more complicated and maybe we do want to root for the naive kid full of hope and curiosity. But I think his selfish privilege is absolutely intentional because it shows his flaws and makes his trajectory pretty obvious.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 29, 2022, 08:16:15 PM »
Seems kinda intentional for Isildur to be a selfish fuckup. Or at the very least he's being positioned as an ambitious naive privileged turd.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: October 28, 2022, 04:38:13 PM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 26, 2022, 03:29:54 PM »
I think its main problem is that they're not allowed the good source material. But it has one of my favorite tv writers so I have to disagree that the writing is terrible. I'm willing to believe any weaknesses are mostly from a lack of resources and yet not wanting to be too bold about anything outside of it.

And as someone who is not a fanboy and struggled to read the super boring books, I feel like I'm learning a lot about the world which is p neat. Maybe it wouldn't be that strong on its own but as Tolkien L O R E I like it. Although the Numenor shit is cheesy and I hate Isildur.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: October 07, 2022, 02:09:33 PM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: October 04, 2022, 03:32:30 PM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: September 29, 2022, 04:05:01 PM »
Went to a local Oktoberfest and at their food tent there was a speisekarte (menu) actually saying speisekarte in German with the food items listed in German. So I ordered the kartoffelsalat which was literally printed on the menu and the guy asked "potato salad?" Shameful.


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Disney needs to fucking stop the live action remakes. They all suck. Also, who gives a fuck what the cartoon Ariel looked like? It still exists. Just watch that one instead because it'll be better anyway. The constant whining about remakes not looking 100% like the original is so dumb.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Queen
« on: September 08, 2022, 08:31:11 PM »
So your response was... to not state any argument at all? What exactly are you trying to accomplish here?
This is Rushy's new tactic.

Anyway, it's pretty surreal that she's gone. The royal family as a whole is gross but this is obviously a big moment. I'm curious to see what it's going to be like with Charles.

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Technology & Information / Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« on: September 07, 2022, 05:12:57 PM »
This is a Kiwi IRC problem, nothing to do with us. Hopefully they will fix it soon. You can work around it for the time being by connecting with Mibbit if you like.
My work computer won't let me. I'll just wait it out or maybe never join again if Kiwi is dead forever. Auf wiedersehen, chat.

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Technology & Information / Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« on: September 07, 2022, 04:53:53 PM »
"We couldn't connect to that server :(
Unknown error"

:(

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