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by natraj
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 33
Views: 3297

Re: Moana

the name of the protagonist is moana in the us. they changed her name in some other places i think because there is a popular italian pornstar named moana and also some trademark conflict. but the protag is still named moana over here so so is the film.
by natraj
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488693

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'll wait on a whatever policies he exposes to make a final decision on if he's just more unfiltered or a real racist. I sometimes think that Trump sounds worse because other politicians filter so hard so as not to offend anyone. you know this doesn't mean trump isn't racist, right, it just means o...
by natraj
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 488693

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

what no that was me i'm a sex worker and i have been around this forum for-ever and i had been eye-rolling at lucrece's post i just didn't want to derail the election thread with a whole lot of stuff about sex work cuz boy do i have thoughts about sex work. but yeah like... it was brothel owners the...
by natraj
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Luke Cage
Replies: 23
Views: 1917

Re: Luke Cage

I am only a few episodes in but so far I am enjoying it a lot. I feel like its writing quality is incredibly up and down, though, and it feels like its writers do not have enough faith in their own writing ability, or enough faith in their audience, or both. For example, its very opening scene of th...
by natraj
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8112
Views: 929007

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It seems kinda weird and almost... "cheating" in some way, conceptually... when people use "bi" to mean attracted to one of the binary genders and a nonbinary one. Like, I've seen ciswomen who say that they're attracted to cismen and transmen, and thus "bi"; to me, tha...
by natraj
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5312

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

English actors play American actors and vice versa all the time. Idris Elba has played the part of historical African Americans, when he isn't even American. The point is that nationality is not a race, especially in some sci-fi globalized society. It's a shitty essentialist argument where people w...
by natraj
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 5312

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

This reminds me when Miss Japan, who was of mainly African features as she had a Japanese mother and an African American father, was told while she grew up in Japan (she grew there, she speaks Japanese and really shitty English) that she was not really Japanese. Apparently being Japanese is not a n...
by natraj
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 628510

Re: Police misbehavior thread

every time i have been detained by cops outside a vehicle they tell me to put my hands on the vehicle. it may have been autopilot like, you put your hands up and turn around next to the car and put them on the car, that is the unthreatening position of compliance.

anyway it was murder.
by natraj
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Moana
Replies: 33
Views: 3297

Re: Moana

yeah i don't think i would count on this movie to help your knowledge of pacific islander culture. also it is strange and kind of terrible when figures like maui are put alongside figures like hercules in terms of "fantasy/mythological figures whose stories disney is going to take and bastardiz...
by natraj
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 10391

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

Why would Capt. Boomerang be more relatable to the audience than Deadshot? A: Capt. Boomerang's story arc is utter shit . B: Virtually everyone I know said that Will Smith's Deadshot is basically the best thing about the movie. Everyone I know was able to relate to Deadshot's drama with his daughte...
by natraj
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 10391

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

i legit did not care at all about that youtuber's version of suicide squad to be honest, like, we have seventeen zillion hollywood movies already that are Generic Boring Mediocre White Dude Who For Some Unfathomable Reason We Are All Supposed To Care About i was totally thrilled that suicide squad h...
by natraj
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books fleeting thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 2693

Re: Books fleeting thoughts

AngrySquirrel wrote:Tout est dit, et l'on vient trop tard depuis plus de sept mille ans qu'il y a des hommes qui pensent.


i feel very much for you :(
by natraj
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1349
Views: 165663

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

yeah, i don't see how driverless cars are going to be any more of a problem on the hypothetical cleanliness and/or damage front than any other car sharing that is already in place. obviously some subset of the population may damage or mess the cars but then there will likely be a way to report if yo...
by natraj
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Target stores adding a third bathroom for transgender people to use.

also the premise of this thread is completely ridiculous to begin with. the way it is phrased -- that unisex bathrooms are more dangerous juxtaposed with the fact that target is adding unisex bathrooms for trans folks -- incredibly disingenuously makes it misleadingly seem like target is putting in ...
by natraj
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 60
Views: 3488

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

i just got done seeing it and i'm very glad i did. one of the 'big' reveals was pretty blatantly telegraphed and not actually a reveal at all, it seemed hella obvious to me and the friend i was watching with pretty much the whole time but that didn't actually detract from our enjoyment of the story ...
by natraj
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: China Mieville

a) it is 110% possible to include social issues of race, class, etc, in fantasy/science-fiction worlds without, in fact, including any real-world races in them. in fact, in is very close to un-possible for real life human beings, steeped as we are in the actual-factual world, to avoid doing so. fant...
by natraj
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: China Mieville
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: China Mieville

china mieville writes the kinds of books i really WANT to love. there are ideas he has in them about worldbuilding in bas lag & embassytown, about LANGUAGE with the host & ambassadors, that are fascinating and delightful to me. but in execution he is just so very much an eye rolly whiteboy i...
by natraj
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 10391

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

ant man was thoroughly mediocre, as was iron man 3 (tho the first was great) i am a p huge marvel stan honestly but most of the mcu is Just Ok and its low points are Pretty Low i feel like it just coasts on how good, like, iron man and captain america are and then people have these rose glasses on a...
by natraj
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker
Replies: 168
Views: 10391

Re: Suicide Squad: You've gotta be Joker

i am astounded that after the mcu was held up as our "high standards" that list of counterpoint comic book movies did not include age of ultron, the worst travesty to come out of the mcu yet. tbh i feel guilty even mentioning it because by and large i like to forget it even ever was made.
by natraj
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghostbusters (the new one)
Replies: 46
Views: 5180

Re: Ghostbusters (the new one)

i thought it was pretty meh. also i consider myself to be not generally a knuckledragger but i'll probably still take some very tiny amount of happiness in it if a sequel never gets made. but given the strength of the franchise i feel like its relatively likely one will get made since its already we...
by natraj
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 157
Views: 18294

Re: Steven Universe

he is coding amethyst as black because amethyst's speech and mannerisms are all heavily coded as black hood-girl. the way she talks, moves, dresses, comports herself, are all very stereotypically associated with a certain kind of (often-disparaged and seen as "low-class") black woman. i re...
by natraj
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 628510

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... in ems we frequently see people who are armed. not who we suspect are armed, who we know are armed. sometimes patients, sometimes family of patients (like you get called on a domestic violence assault and the perpetrator is still there, still armed, still angry, they're not happy to see you or ...
by natraj
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 628510

Re: Police misbehavior thread

cphite, your attempt to rationalize the behavior of the cops in this scenario is ridiculous. i have worked in emergency medical services and i can tell you that as medics, we go into scenarios all the time that are just as volatile and potentially dangerous as this; we work with people in heightened...
by natraj
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 873
Views: 129645

Re: Controversial opinions about food

i also don't enjoy eating much. i mean, i also certainly prefer tasty food to not-tasty food since eating is necessary but i'd be genuinely okay with just doing away with the whole eating aspect of life altogether. i really enjoy cooking though so it is nice to always live with lots of other people ...
by natraj
Tue May 31, 2016 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

Tony's decision to recruit Spiderman was...well, slightly dodgy. He is a kid, but he's also out there taking risks, etc already. Granted, better decisions were possible, but I think it's a nice way of portraying his slide into gray areas trying to fix everything, without going full on mustache twir...
by natraj
Wed May 25, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

There is something of a difference between imprisoning someone who attempted to save lives, but couldn't save all of them, and someone who attempted to end them, but couldn't end all of them. your point would be valid except for loki's prison was actually built for the hulk and just incidentally wa...
by natraj
Sat May 21, 2016 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

i didn't say that that was the only thing tony was concerned about, no, but that confrontation was the tipping point that made him examine the enormous slew of Many Things he had to think about and no, i still don't think he was going to be adding to the whole mess of issues with bringing a child to...
by natraj
Sat May 21, 2016 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

i am mad late with this post because life has been Too Busy but like, yes, izawwlgood, i am 110% aware that In The Canon Things Have Been One Way but i am also aware that the mcu is not the previous canon! and did you know, the mcu actually diverges from previous canon at times? in fact pretty much ...
by natraj
Tue May 10, 2016 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

my point wasn't whether or not spidey has the actual physical capability to take on those people; it's obvious he does. my point was the morality of bringing an actual child into that situation. both in terms of danger and in terms of legality and the mess he could get spidey into with international...
by natraj
Sun May 08, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America: Civil War
Replies: 126
Views: 8533

Re: Captain America: Civil War

Ant Man and Spidey just showed up for the smack down and could have easily been fighting for either team; not that their inclusion wasn't fun or well done but it turned that fight from intense conflict to friendly brawl. man, what movie were you watching? spidey's inclusion was so badly sho...
by natraj
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prince: The Writer, Singer, Performer Has Passed
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: Prince: The Writer, Singer, Performer Has Passed

i wanna be your lover, 1999, purple rain, when doves cry, little red corvette, let's go crazy, kiss, cream, batdance, u got the look, i don't know there are so very many. but in addition to his amazing music prince was iconic for not caring one bit about traditional ideas of black masculinity and gi...
by natraj
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 12991

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

i hated jessica jones so deeply and i kind of despise daredevil too but i love luke cage so i hope his show is not as much of a terrible as these two. i watched all of season 2 daredevil recently and had a hard time getting through it by the end it was like they wanted to take all the obnoxious raci...
by natraj
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3943
Views: 580327

Re: Today I Made:

TECHNICALLY YESTERDAY but currently i am eating it i made a peanutty stew with harissa and it had eggplant and sweet potato and okra and came out SO GOOD oh man i am currently pleased with the state of things in my mouth.
by natraj
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3943
Views: 580327

Re: Today I Made:

i have a problem with making the cupcakes where accidentally i just eat half the candied walnuts before they can make it into the cupcakes That is a familiar problem (not with cupcakes but, you know, in general). i overcooked the cupcakes a little bit and they were not quite as delicious as they us...
by natraj
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3943
Views: 580327

Re: Today I Made:

today i made some tadka dal and broccoli paruppu usili and also some maple cupcakes with candied maple-cinnamon walnuts. i have a problem with making the cupcakes where accidentally i just eat half the candied walnuts before they can make it into the cupcakes, but this is an ok sort of problem to ha...
by natraj
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 628510

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Non-responsiveness is often mistaken for defiance--if a suspect fails to "drop your weapons and come out with your hands up", then they are assumed to be resisting. An inability to hear or to comprehend the cop's words (e.g. due to language barrier or cognitive deficiency or just being se...
by natraj
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5246
Views: 628510

Re: Police misbehavior thread

cops shoot couple while unconscious in their car. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/parents-date-night-passed-car-police-showed/#ApfuYL7ZPXoSQF8H.99 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/couple-killed-inglewood-police-shooting-asleep-mayor-butts-369902981.html sleeping aggressively? probably deadly...
by natraj
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 47299

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

our counterspace appliances are rice cooker, hot water boiler, toaster oven, and the coffeepot/grinder. we have a standalone blender (or two? one big one and one smaller nutribullet thing that mostly is just used for smoothieing?) and a food processor but usually those are in a cabinet under the cou...
by natraj
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8112
Views: 929007

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

aaa baby! congratulations, and welcome to earth to the teeny newling!
by natraj
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 243
Views: 47299

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

i don't think there is anything you're missing but that sounds like a lot of setup time to me when rice cookers take approximately zero set up time (put the rice and water and a pinch of salt in the pot, hit the button) but honestly to me as an asian person the main value of the rice cooker is not m...

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