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I'm theory crafting a Fighter/barbarian/bloodrager/slayer/ranger/cavalier/brawler/swashbuckler/gu nslinger. Her name will be Lilu-Dallas Multiclass. She will only take single levels in +1 BAB classes. There are 9 core/base classes that can be combined, 10 if you're lawful (lose barbarian to gain Paladin and Unchained monk). Toss in a prestige class like Sentinel or Duelist and you're good!

"Why is your Will save so abysmal?"

*holds up character sheet* "Mul. Ti. Class."

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Here's a Str-based build for comparison (using 20 PB, with key gear included):

Half-Elf Bard (Arcane Duelist)
16/15/14/10/8/14
Alt. Racial Trait: Ancestral Arms (Two-bladed sword)

1: Two-Weapon Fighting (+2/+2, 1d8+4/2)
1b: Arcane Strike
2b: Combat Casting, mwk/mwk weapon (+4/+4, 1d8+4/2)
3: Weapon Focus (TBS), +1/mwk weapon (+6/+6, 1d8+5/2
4: +1 Str (+7/+7, 1d8+5/2)
5: Double Slice, +2 Str belt, +1/+1 weapon (+9/+9, 1d8+9)
6: Disruptive (+10/+10, 1d8+9)
7: Power Attack, +2/+1 weapon (+10/+9, 1d8+14/11)
8: +2/+2 weapon, +1 Str (+12/+12/+7, 1d8+15/13/15)
9: ITWF, +2 Str/Dex belt (+12/+12/+7/+7, 1d8+15/13/15/13)
10: Spellbreaker, cracked pale green prism ioun stone (+14/+14/+9/+9, 1d8+16/14/16/14)

By level 10, I think we can assume heroism up most of the time, and a first round spent casting haste (either from the bard or an ally). With those buffs, his attack routine looks like +17/+17/+17/+11/+11 for 1d8+16/16/14/16/14. This is all with a 19-20 crit range, but Improved Critical and another point from Inspire Courage come in at level 11, plus more scaling on Power Attack.

So the damage is of course sitting lower than a Barbarian of the same level, but the bard also has most of his spells still available, more skill points, and a lot of his buffs are being applied to the whole party. So this is a solid way to go for a back-up melee character.


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Athletics: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (20) + 6 = 26

Pietro breaks out with a mighty roar, then spares a quick prayer of healing to Mirrel, and runs to take cover behind Spidre's entombed body.

Healing Word: 1d4 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Mirrel, cast Shatter on us!

Grand Lodge ***

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Samaranthae wrote:
If you want to roleplay a sociopathic serialkiller you could probably kill enough to sate your characters desire for blood or whatever. But on some level you should trying to hide the "distasteful" nature of your characters inner self. Think of Dexter in a pathfinder society.

You called?

Certainly I enjoy killing, which is why I serve Father Skinsaw, but I still recognize the value of controlling my urge, and directing it to productive ends. I'm sure many paladins are driven by the same lust for blood, but are simply less willing to embrace it. I would never be so cruel as to taunt someone less spiritually developed than myself, especially when it leads them to keep such a juicy secret and thereby please my patron.


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Religion: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (10) + 4 = 14

"Wight! Don't... well, don't do what Thyra's doing right now."

Pietro attacks it with holy fire.

Sacred Flame: 2d8 ⇒ (2, 4) = 6


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

"PRIMAL SCREAAAAAAAM!!!"

Maximized Shatter time! 24 thunder damage, DC 16 Con for half.

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"It just feels so weird...."

"You mean that Mr. Arrow's dead?"

"Yeah, that and my pants are filled with starfish."

"...You and your hobbies!"

Muppet Treasure Island?

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Steven Lau wrote:
Jeff Merola wrote:
Steven Lau wrote:
Wow significant raise in the price of ammunition of Gunslingers...
No? That's the rule that it's always been (listed price in this case is talking about the feat's listed discount, not normal purchase price). It's literally just copied and pasted from the AR page.
You are right, I read Listed price as Book price... Doh!

I already have a local player complaining about the loss of the discount.

*sigh* Looks like we need a clarification to the clarification...

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Fight my way through hordes of super mutants, pick high-level locks, and weather booby traps, and finally arrive at the main office where the loot is. A magazine on the table! What could it be? Guns and Bullets for bonus critical damage? Unstoppables to block damage? Live and Love to-

"You've unlocked a new hairstyle!"

MY HAIR IS ON FLEEK AND NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE! HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST OTHERWISE! NOW GIVE ME EXPLODING FISTS OR SOMETHING!

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Brotherhood of Steel wants me to go clear out Fort Strong, which has been Overrun with Super Mutants. I figure, no problem, let me sneak up with my sniper rifle and pick them off from Stealth, like I do.

No such luck. The BoS apparently doesn't believe in strength finder tests, because they stick me behind a minigun for a frontal assault. At least I'm in a vertibird and out of their reach, right? On the contrary, I died about a dozen times as the vertibird I'm in gets shot down and explodes.

Then, a stroke of luck! The vertibird gets shot down again, but I land safely in the water. I hustle to the shore, then engage in a protracted cat-and-mouse game with the Super Mutants, picking off one or two and running for cover until they lose me. I ended up blowing three mini nukes, two on the behemoth and one on a legendary butcher.

Then, literally ten seconds after I kill the last mutant, Paladin Danse strolls up out of nowhere and tells me he'll "secure" the armaments. B+*@&, please!


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Pietro tries again, longing wistfully for the days of crits raining from heaven.

Maul: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (16) + 5 = 21
Damage: 2d6 + 3 ⇒ (1, 3) + 3 = 7

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I absolutely love the storyline in Honest Hearts. It's great to see two people both trying to make the right choice in a tough situation, and it's rare to see devoutly religious characters handled so respectfully*. There's also a lot of great backstory with Joshua Graham, and a ton of great loot. It's my favorite DLC by far.

*I absolutely hated the Angela + Diego side quest in Fallout 3, where you help a girl kinda-sorta date rape her priest-in-training crush, chemically coercing him with ant queen pheromones to break his vow of chastity, and you get good karma for it. WTF?!

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Also, while playing around with settlement crafting, I put a flamethrower trap right next to my generator, you know, to protect it.

The trap immediately goes off, and torches my generator. *sigh...*

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Who the f@#$ installs a machine gun turret, then only gives it 6 bullets?

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Just strolling through a raider base, sneak attacking with my silenced 10mm pistol, having a good ol' time. I reach the central room with multiple levels, and can't figure out how to get to the bottom; there doesn't seem to be any stairs or ramp. So I just jump down and look for a door.

Then I see why there was no way down. Friggin' deathclaw, just around the corner.

After a few deaths/reloads, I manage to fire off 7 or 8 sneak attack criticals (with one rank in the Ninja perk) in VATS before he sees me, and take off maybe 1/3 of his health. Luckily, I equipped Piper with a sword, so she tanks it for a while, and I lob a couple of molotovs at it and switch to a bigger gun.

I don't get paid enough for this.

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Tacticslion wrote:
But from a lack of experience at the time, others generally only have thrne

Can someone check on Tacticslion? He seems to have collapsed on his keyboard mid-post.

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Yeah, at the time my nature Oracle finally got to Mammoth Rider, I lost 2 effective Druid levels on my mount due to the errata. That was a real kick in the teeth.

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Well sure, but unless you're deliberately trying to alienate those friends, then jerking them around when they ask a common question seems pretty pointless. Even the preening virtue signaling is being wasted on people who clearly don't share those virtues.
These were sanctimonious acquaintances and near-strangers, for whom the baby's health was of absolutely no concern compared to its gender. I found that slightly annoying. I probably should not have?

What makes you think they didn't care about the baby's health? Maybe they just thought it would be intrusive to ask if it had any diseases or deformities that weren't plainly obvious.

Stanger: "So, is your baby healthy?"
You: "Yeah, quite healthy, thank you."
Stranger: "No diseases or infections to speak of?"
You: "N-n-no... Why do you ask?"
Stranger: "Any genetic abnormalities?"
You: "What are you getting at? Who are you?"
Stranger: *toothy vampire smile*

If there's any karma in the world, the next time you inquire about a baby's health instead of its sex, you'll be accused of ableism for suggesting that the most important thing to know about a person is how healthy they are.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
GM_Beernorg wrote:


"Well, in my day we still had binary gender, non-flying cars, and Donald Trump. You whipper snappers have it easy now, what with your four (maybe more?) genders, magnetic hover cars, and ethical robot politicians!"

Don't blame me I voted for 1010101010111001010101

Do you want Skynet? Because this is how we get Skynet!


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

"AAAAGGHHH!"

Maul: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16
Damage: 2d6 + 3 ⇒ (5, 4) + 3 = 12

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CheezWizrd wrote:
+CHA to all saves and to Will twice

They don't stack.

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archmagi1 wrote:
I hope the Wayne's segment is super short. As with spidey and supes, the origin is pop culture common knowledge and an nth retelling does nobody justice.

I see what you did there.


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Frustrated, Pietro reaches deep into his inner reserves of power to ensure the blow lands. Using inspiration on this b-word.

Maul: 2d20 ⇒ (8, 8) = 16 -> 13
Damage: 2d6 + 3 ⇒ (4, 6) + 3 = 13

Swearing intensifies.

Failing that, Pietro mutters a word to heal himself.

Healing Word: 1d4 + 5 ⇒ (2) + 5 = 7

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This would be a lot easier if you check out a book on probabilities, and learn to do it the short way.

DPR can be easily calculated as:

H*D+CT(H+c)*((CM-1)*D+CX)

Where:
H= Chance to hit
D= Average Damage
CT= Chance to threaten a critical
c= Extra bonuses to confirm a crit, such as Critical Focus
CM= Critical multiplier
CX= Extra critical effects, such as flaming burst

For your first example of a 1-handed longsword, you assumed:
H= 0.5
D= 4.5
CT= 0.1
c= 0
CM= 2
CX= 0

Which gives us:
(0.5*4.5)+(0.1*0.5*4.5)=2.475

Now instead of writing out every possibility, you can just plug the numbers into that formula.

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Iomedae is the LG goddess of justice and honor, so a LN servant of her dedicated to punishing oathbreakers could be an interesting take. Likewise with Ragatheil, the LG empyreal lord of vengeance.

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Earth Kineticist

Silver Crusade

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Aasimar Bard 7 | AC 17 T 13 FF 14 | HP -10/59 | F +9 R +12 W +10; +4 vs. sonic, language | Init +13 | Perc +7 (DarkVis 60) | SenseM +22 | Perform 12/21 | ResistEvil 10, MageArmor, HeightAware, Good Hope
Pai Kromnite PFS wrote:

Pai casts Persistent Stinking Cloud on the bottom two harpies.

Two DC 19 Fort saves to resist.

Dr. Zephyrus, toss a fire bomb in here, because that was just cold!

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Pretty please, can we have heavy-armor-using Swashbuckler and/or Brawler archetypes?

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Fromper wrote:
Again, fly checks are nearly irrelevant. The fighter in heavy armor and no ranks in fly can easily spiral upwards at an angle of 45 degrees without any sharp turns, and never need to make a fly check. Done!

Spiral upward with a fly speed of 20? Hope you brought a Snickers...

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Megan Robertson wrote:
PS Join me in using the term UnIslamic State, it sums them up pretty neatly to anyone who's read the Holy Qu'ran or paid any attention to Islamic belief.

The leader of ISIS apparently has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Baghdad. I find any claims that ISIS's extremism stems from ignorance of real Islam... dubious, at best.

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Keep in mind that Two-Handed Hank is probably also in some heavy armor with bad Dex. Even with a potion of fly, he likely won't be able to make the Fly checks to effectively engage in airborne melee. And even if he can, a +1 composite bow with a high strength score costs about the same as four potions of fly, but lasts forever. So save the flying magic for boss fights, and keep a bow around for flying mooks.

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:

And you can get a great one bedroom luxury apartment with doormen for under $36K a year, which is cheaper than a $90K studio.

:)

$36k? Where I live, I could buy a small house with a yard for that much. It might even come with some chickens.

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What's the best way to euthanize my computer, so I can justify buying a new one (which will just so happen to meet the system requirements) to my wife? I need a guy who can make it look like an accident...


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Once Thyra is clear, Pietro casts a spell, and the room explodes.

Shatter on all the bad guys. Channel divinity to maximize it. That's 24 thunder damage with a DC 14 Con save for half, and any stone, metal, or crystal creatures (which is... everybody) have disadvantage.

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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

And I'm the one who prepped Lesser Restoration today. Sigh...


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

"Orl crn! Orrrl crrrn!"

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Aberzombie wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
The movie is going to sell like hot cakes. Not disputing that. The issue is, where does VIII end up? Not having a white male hero could, sadly, hurt the bottom line.
I'm curious: has this effect ever actually been demonstrated? Or is it just "conventional wisdom"?
I'm not really sure anyone has ever done an in-depth hot cakes/not hot cakes comparison.

All we have to do is stand outside of a movie theater with a pancake stand, and see whether people buy more movie tickets, or more pancakes. Seems like a solid methodology. #IFLS

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Sissyl wrote:
The movie is going to sell like hot cakes. Not disputing that. The issue is, where does VIII end up? Not having a white male hero could, sadly, hurt the bottom line.

I'm curious: has this effect ever actually been demonstrated? Or is it just "conventional wisdom"?

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Hama wrote:
Aranna wrote:

I thought that whole "not white enough" thing was started by a group of internet trolls specifically for the purpose of getting people angry. Nobody actually thinks that.

You'd be really surprised.

Well, some people probably do believe that. So I think it would be more correct to say that nobody with enough social media influence to get a topic trending actually believes that.


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Male Human Cleric of Njord 5 | AC18 | HP 22/38 | Perc. +8 | Insight +8 | S+3/D+1/Cn+5/I+1/W+8/Ch+1 | Spells: 1st (0/4), 2nd (1/3), 3rd (1/2) | Wrath 3/5 | HD 3/5 | Divinity 1/1 | Insp: [0] |

Well, if we've got a level up pending, I'm taking a long rest no matter whether the rest of you go through or not!

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GreyWolfLord wrote:

So...apparently there is some sort of ruckus being caused by people over having ONE African-American actor in the movie.

Some people are calling for a boycott because they feel that it's not white enough?

I REALLY don't get this. Are these people blind?

** spoiler omitted **

In fact, it looks like the entire bloody cast is white except for that ONE exception. How in the world are they getting away with this with no one calling them on it?

Even with ONE minority actor...it actually may be MORE lilly white than some of the other movies (which had Samual Jackson (he's in his own league), African Americans, Hispanics, Asians...and even one New Zealander in a pretty noticeable role) from what I've seen in the trailers thus far.

So I don't get what these people calling for this boycott are doing.

The only qualm I might have is if they show the Stormtrooper defector as not being "a little short" (I think Hamill is 5'9" and ironically...so is Boyega...if you recall from the first film....)for a stormtrooper. However...as it doesn't seem to be actually the Empire, that probably isn't something to even notice either.

Of course, for some reason the media is spouting all of this off when ever I read it. When ever they do...I just don't get it.

Someone should call this little boycott group out on their ridiculous statement. I don't have the media clout...but I'll do it here...

WTH are they complaining about. The entire cast is basically White except for ONE guy. If anything people should be asking what happened to all the other minorities in the SW universe. Didn't boyega (actually the character he plays) have siblings, parents, etc? What happened to everyone else? Why is it that you have such a lack of melatonin in a universe rife with areas where evolution would support more of it (Deserts, Jungles, etc)?

I don't get...

Long story short: A handful of trolls knew they could get the whole progressive media to collectively lose their minds.

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Hama wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
I heard that radio interview where Godfrey Elfwick claimed that Star Wars was incredibly racist for having the black villain listening to rap music and eating watermelon. Good times.
When did this happen?

Here's The Guardian writing about it. Godfrey Elfwick was the premier social justice parody account, who routinely got quoted by mainstream media by (mis)representing the cutting edge of social justice activism.

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Yeah, not even close.

Spoiler:
Nothing in the poem seems to suggest a connection to light at all, except for "darkest dark." But a rainbow doesn't follow the dark; it follows a storm. "Split" would be a good clue, if we knew it required light of some kind, but I was looking for a word with the letters "wit" in the middle.

How about something like:

Quote:

Hue the rock

To break the lock
The seven forms
The wake of storms

Three clues, and a pun for good measure.

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Divinitus wrote:
I meant the Elder Evil Party, which still comes across as more human than the two parties and their candidates, sadly enough.

Yeeeeeeaaaah, you're still gonna have to be more specific.

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Divinitus wrote:
Hey, I'd vote for the Elder Party 2016 candidate

Hillary and Bernie are both pretty darn elderly, so...

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Hitdice wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Lissa Guillet wrote:
Privilege is weird. It specifically involves many things you probably aren't aware of.

People generally do not accept double secret probation unless its feeding into an already held belief.

Quote:
Many little things; tiny little bits that on their own don't amount to much if anything but over the course of a lifetime can have a profound affect or none at all.

*paints their Kosh Costume black and purple*

"What do you want?"

"How does defining things in terms of privilege help you get it? *

Listen BNW, I'm not trolling, this is an honest question; you mention double secret probation fairly often in threads about privilege. What exactly do mean when you say that, and how is it relevant to the subject of privilege?

Edit: Given my post up thread, I feel a need to clarify that when I say privilege, I'm usually talking about an assumption that my (or whoever's; any individual, I suppose) experience is more valid than another person's.

I interpret it to mean that if the system of privilege is so pervasive and complex that we cannot avoid contributing to discrimination, and cannot even know the ways that we contribute, then anyone can be accused of discrimination at any time, for any reason, with no defense.

EDIT: ninja'd

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thejeff wrote:
Auxmaulous wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Auxmaulous wrote:
My rankings on the problem (since this is the only interesting part of rehash thread #726838939).

I'm curious: where is this a normal conversation? I've not actually seen a thread explicitly about the problem of communication due to language barriers between folks who both speak the same language (outside of the occasional posts - mostly my own).

I'd be interested in any sort of education you could give me.

Almost every other thread about race and privilege - even those that do not start out as such often turns into a melee between definitions, buzz words and people talking past each other due to personal views and belief systems.

You addressed this a communication issue as it concerns addressing SJ discussions, then it devolves into another SJ debate. Discussions between diametrically opposed, (or just opposed) groups are pointless because we do not the same language, valuation, morality, perception of power dynamics are not even on the same plane of thought. Hence the need for new language by parties involved.

I'm not going to argue it here, this has already been done.

Of course, when we do introduce new language ("privilege", "cissexual"), it's immediately attacked and becomes the new flashpoint for argument.

Of course it is, because language influences thought. (Insert any ol' 1984 reference here)

Whoever gets to define the terms of the debate gets to decide which ideas are easy and simple to express, and which are difficult. So definitions and language become the first battleground.

Take, for instance, the case of Bahar Mustafa, who got in trouble on social media (and recently arrested) for saying things like "#KillAllWhiteMen." She insisted that she could not be racist or sexist against white men, and from her perspective she was right, because her (liberal academic) definition of racism and sexism involved things like power structures and privilege. But according to the definition used by most people (more or less that racism is thinking bad things about people because of their race), she probably was racist.

But not only did she not agree with the idea that she was being racist, it seemed to be literally incomprehensible to her, because that's not what racism means. The definitions she learned prevented her from seeing other people's perspectives.

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Right now they are currently debating if he should cut off part of his left hand, use his son's (Joe) leg or Anne's dead mother's body (Mabel) as bait to throw in the water for the sharks

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So what is it - Hand? A Leg? Or the remains of their beloved wife/mother who demanded a traditional funeral before she died?

Did she specify the tradition? Burial at sea is a tradition. Boom, lawyer'd!

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Berinor wrote:

I don't personally use it as a phrase, but I always try to read it as a "check your fly" situation. The optimistic interpretation of the goal is that people generally can think through the ramifications if they make the effort. Rather than coming across as sanctimonious or preachy, it's a shorthand to be aware of what you're talking about.

I often also see it being used in a dismissive way. But my interactions with OQ tell me that's not how he means it. And, at risk of being a hypocrite, people who are dismissive should be dismissed. ;-)

Yes, in this context it reads like "You probably have some unexamined assumptions stemming from your position in society that are coloring your take on the situation. You might want to consider before continuing."

Which is not, as some seem to hear it: "You have privilege, so shut up".

Talking past again.

The next time someone tells you to "check your privilege," try responding with something along the lines of: "I've thought long and hard about my privileges and the assumptions that arise from them, but I think my point still stands."

Then you can tell if that person really wanted you to "consider before continuing," or just to shut up.

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