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Pathfinder Society Member. 4,902 posts (5,128 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 5 aliases.


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A few movies.

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BTW, is there a specific reason why we don't see the Weeping Angels move when nobody is looking at them.

If it is because we're looking at them, kinda makes them extra creepy.

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I'm kinda getting bored with daleks. For supposedly indestructible masters of extermination, they get obliterated every five episodes or so. Sure they always survive, but still.

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Seen it. Not as impressed as I hoped I would be. But I'll give Capaldi some space. He needs to get into the role.

First New Who new doctor first episode I wasn't loving. But he seems Like he is going to be a more serious doctor. Less goofyness. Let us see how it goes.

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You do know that you're not obligated to use EVERYTING a gaming company churns out?

There is no such thing as bloat. Just people who don't want to put their foot down.

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Damn, I wish I could join, but I am already in a clan with some of mu friends.

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LazarX wrote:
Hama wrote:

I'm a Serb. Trust me I know something about discrimination. And yes, I'm white.

What's white? Go to a Klan meeting sometime, and you may be quite surprised to find out that you don't fit in their definition.

Well, I'm of Slavic descent from both sides of my family all the way back to the middle ages.

Blue eyes, fair skin, blonde/ginger/brown beard... I'd say that categorizes me as white.

EDIT: Scott I'll have to try 4th edition too, I find myself agreeing with you a lot on this thread.

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And have random asshats ruin immersion for you.

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Melee DPS

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I am scared to try. Will it hurt?

My first MMO experience was WoW.

I was told that older MMOs all have horrible and hard to learn UIS...

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Kittyburger wrote:
Scott Betts wrote:
Kittyburger wrote:
Correia dismisses discussion of actual incidents of sexism by women, discussion of actual incidents of racism by people of color, actual incidents of gender identity and sexual orientation bias by LGBTQIA+ people (notice a running theme here?).

Where?

George never mentioned any actual incidents of racism, sexism, or sexual orientation bias. He insinuated that the predominately white, straight, male makeup of GenCon is the result of racism, sexism, and sexual orientation bias, but never actually bothered to identify the actual source of any of those problems. I'm guessing this is primarily because: a) Insinuating that racism is a problem is easy to do (and doesn't require pesky evidence), while actually identifying its source is hard; b) the primary cause of the lack of diversity he sees probably isn't actually racism, sexism, or sexual orientation bias - that's a far less parsimonious explanation than, say, socioeconomic status, geographic location, and so on; and c) bringing up actual incidents would open George up to people actually involved in those incidents offering alternative (contradictory) explanations for them.

In short, Correia literally cannot be dismissive of something that was never mentioned there to begin with.

Wait, people literally running around GenCon in Nazi paraphernalia isn't a specific actual incident?

If I was a person of color, knowing that white people are eager to latch onto any excuse to ignore the experiences of people of color that don't reinforce white supremacy, I'd be reluctant to share specific examples from my own experience, too.

So, given that this is the perception, and it seems to be a fairly widespread perception among people of color given that it's one that I've seen online and heard in person many times before, might it not behoove us to examine our own behavior and see if it might actually possess merit, instead of rejecting it out of hand?

Is there cosplay on GenCon? Just asking.

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Forums for that are there, scroll up a bit.

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Or maybe people are uncomfortable because they are being accused of stuff they are not doing?

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Well, the Japanese just love to mess with westerners by insulting christianity and making Nazis wacky fun. Just look at any anime or manga with priests or Nazis.

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Thejeff, are you saying that minorities who are targets of racism cannot be racist themselves?

And, yes, people seing racism everywhere are usually racist too.

It doesn't mean that they are not right to an extent. I'm sure that there were racist people at Gencon, after all, as much as we wouldn't want tgem to exist, they do. But to see things and immediately conclude the worst is irrational. And unfair.

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There is no such thing as bloat. Only people whining and being too weak to ban stuff they don't like or won't use.

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Nobody here is being racist. Everyone is having a nice, civil discussion about it, and that is rare. I'm enjoying it. I like to look at a problem from various points of view, especially those I am either unaware of, or find it hard to identify with.

@TOZ, yeah, just occurred to me. I have random, barely related thoughts on occasion.

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Never said someone here called me racist. Just mentioning the problem. And it happened to me before.

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I love when people accusing me of racism are being racist themselves. A fine touch of irony don't cha think?

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Most people do because he looks white. And than there is that worst kind of racism "You look white so you don't have problems other Latinos do".

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Maybe you are, and you are right, but your response leaves a lot to be desired, and I have zero interest in talking to people who start the conversation by accusing me of something I don't do.

It's not just the problem. It's how this problem is presented that matters.

See, I'm a tech guy, if someone called me on the phone and started screaming at me for whatever reason, I would calmly hang up and ignore further calls.

If, however, someone calls me and tells me that I did this wrong, or that I overcharged them or something like that. I would assess the problem, decide that the person was right, or explain why I did what I did and we would part ways amicably.

Nobody benefits from emotional reactions used in arguments. Because they produce more emotional reactions and that's a very nice slope.

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It's like accusing a dude for hiring predominantly black and Hispanic people to work in his store of racism.

And he did it because, they work well, are honest workers and live near the store so that in a pinch he can call on someone. He respects them and pays them their just wage.

But noo he's a racist because he's putting them in a subservient role

Wake up.

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Maybe it's just that I am not really sensitive to discrimination coming my way, so I don't really tolerate when someone else is being (what I assume) overly sensitive to stuff.

I've been called a baby eater, a terrorist and a Croat killer in the past, and that was nicer stuff.

I've also been refused service on the basis of me being a Serb in several countries.

I've also been kicked out of a bakery because I asked for bread and made the cardinal sin of using the Serbian word for it and not Croatian.

Did it bother me? Maybe a tiny bit. But I tend to feel sorry for bigots, in their small, pathetic worlds.

They don't deserve my time or attention.

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It's a scene that should happen in the show. As far as I remember, there was one like that in the books.

I can't find a news article in English.

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Well, I'm glad that people choose to.

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I'm a Serb. Trust me I know something about discrimination. And yes, I'm white.

Refusing to accept that you are inferior, or that you should be ashamed of a geographic accident or melanine content in your skin and a bit different skull structure is not pride. It's common sense.

People who think they are better because they are of a certain skin color and facial features are entitled pricks.

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Spoiler:
Some church or some thing in Dubrovnik is forbidding Lena Headey from walking naked through the streets. I hate conservative people.

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Also, I don't get pride in anything but your own accomplishments. Why should anyone be proud of something they had no influence over?

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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
A lot of minorities have a lot of pride in their communities and culture. Saying you "don't see race" may very well make them feel like you consider that to be meaningless.

No, I'm just generally not very interested in that stuff. But I can respect it.

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Well GotG is a million billion times better than Ninja Turtles. Of course it's back.

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When I say that I don't see race, by that I mean that I honestly don't care what someone's skin color is, and I treat everyone equally well.

Personality matters, demeanor matters, behavior matters.

As for culture, I refuse to accept any culture I personally deem bad.

So, while I may accept someone on their own merits, if the culturevthey hail from.is bad, I'll never accept it.

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Like not talking OOC except to declare actions.
Like actually reacting like your character and not like a murderbot.
E.G.
GM: There is a huge monster of smoke and fire in front of you. Something none of you have ever seen before. A feeling of dread starts getting under your skin.
Fighter: I charge it.

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Ok, i should have clarified. I despise people who go around looking for things to get offended by. Looking very hard.
They are not helping anyone. Especially not the minorities they think they are helping.

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There is this thing called willing suspension of disbelief

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You can try reserving the first hour and a half of the session to BS, and declare that after that you have to play.

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Moffat, the guy responsible about the new Doctor Who series? From 9 on?

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So everything is well. I like that.

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[sarcasm]No no, it's not diversity, it's token minority-ism[/sarcasm]

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I don't see the point.

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Didn't see any ridicule in his article. Just well argumented answers to BS statements.

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Except Larry is Latino.

Non-white people working in an establishment as service staff doesn't automatically imply racism, it implies that they work there because it's their job and they applied to work there.
Reasons for that are varied.
People are far more nuanced.
All Larry saw was a bunch of gamers enjoying themselves.
All a person looking for racism saw was racism. And there was probably precious little of it.

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They just go around looking for stuff to be offended by. Either for themselves, or for other people. The latter are the worst kind of people.

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Actually the guy who wrote the fist article was very racist in that article.

And the guy tore his arguments apart with actual arguments.

I despise social justice warriors.

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I'm not talking about the paladin code. I'm talking about the rest of the world. Murder is murder. He broke the law.

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The one who b@~&@ed about gencon or the one who actually had arguments in his responses?

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He shouldn't fall, I agree, but, however, he should have legal ramifications, because, instead of going to the city guard with evidence, he committed vigilante justice (murder), and most guards take a dim view to that.

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I love how he thoroughly dismantles every instance of racism that other guy's article shows (and it's dripping with racism).

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I get confused when someone new comes and uses an avatar that I associated with someone else who has been using it for years. Takes me a not in-character answer to realize that I should read the name.

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His people's enemies? I don't think that woman was an enemy of the Dwarves.

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@ Orthos: I'd still want to play at your table.

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