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by Not A Raptor
Fri May 18, 2012 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 172799

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Putting overarching plot/pacing/character complaints aside-- as a flash/concept/music video/etc? That was very good. :D To me it was more - I don't feel like animating this week, and when I do I'd rather not draw anything new for it. I just hate AMVs/PMVs though, and this was undeniably one of thos...
by Not A Raptor
Thu May 10, 2012 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 38300

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Arguing that we need to play nice and 'let' these institutions survive--when their values are directly opposed to our own cultural institutions--is tantamount to telling me I need to 'let' a competing business succeed, because it's very crucial that no business ever fail. ITT: Discrimination inhere...
by Not A Raptor
Thu May 10, 2012 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 38300

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Many people think it's false , though: many people think that heaven exists and gays are welcome (I mean, fuck, even most of the groups trotted out as examples of traditionalism think that you can be a "non-practicing homosexual" and go to heaven). Are you saying that the Episcopal Church...
by Not A Raptor
Thu May 10, 2012 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 38300

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

I'm just talking about the sexual issues--on what other issues is there continuity? But it's the same with religious people. They have more in common regarding spirituality than other aspects of life. But that's orthogonal to the opinion. You can say that "If heaven exists, gays are not welcom...
by Not A Raptor
Wed May 09, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 38300

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

And that's what I'm against. On the whole I think the community of religious spirituality has been a superior force in the world when compared to the community of homosexual values. Pardon, but what "homosexual values" are you talking about, and are they even separate from the other value...
by Not A Raptor
Wed May 09, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 38300

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

If government is going to be in the business of granting marriage, they cannot reasonably deny a group of people that right. If only a church is going to grant marriage, then they can reasonably exclude whoever the hell they want, so long as they are not granting legal rights and responsibilities w...
by Not A Raptor
Sat May 05, 2012 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 44650

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

If he's gonna get expelled anyway, he should have just fucking put one of those kids on their back. Indeed. Furthermore, what message does it send to future bullying targets if he's expelled for finding a way to defuse the situation without physical harm? The next time this happens (because there W...
by Not A Raptor
Sat May 05, 2012 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 44650

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

Then they're guilty of theft and can actually be prosecuted. I hear authorities actually give a shit about theft. It would be a bit difficult to actually persecute them for theft if the object they stole was the object that you were going to use to identify them with . Authorities care about theft,...
by Not A Raptor
Sat May 05, 2012 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 44650

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

He had other options than the stungun. If he had a phone or mp3 player capable of taking video, he could have done what I would if it were me: Record the bullies, and give them over to the internet along with whatever information was known. Names. Addresses. Phone numbers. Then I'd let the rest unf...
by Not A Raptor
Sat May 05, 2012 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun
Replies: 400
Views: 44650

Re: Gay teen faces expulsion for defense via stungun

He had other options than the stungun. If he had a phone or mp3 player capable of taking video, he could have done what I would if it were me: Record the bullies, and give them over to the internet along with whatever information was known. Names. Addresses. Phone numbers. Then I'd let the rest unfo...
by Not A Raptor
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Unconfirmed]Possible Military Coup in Beijing
Replies: 18
Views: 5562

Re: [Unconfirmed]Possible Military Coup in Beijing

I say wait a few hours. If no other news outlet reports, I'm calling "bunk".
by Not A Raptor
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2669382

Re: Postify your facerity

Samik, your beard is glorious.
by Not A Raptor
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One towns war against gays. (trigger warning)
Replies: 87
Views: 13285

Re: One towns war against gays. (trigger warning)

Trigger warning, Bullying, Suicide, bald faced stupidity and ignorance. This story makes me want to hurt people in very permanent ways. It left me in tears. It's five pages long so I wont post it here unless requested. Link TL;DR Anoka in Minnesota has been subject to a number of teen suicides afte...
by Not A Raptor
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Racists, social conservatives are dumb, according to SCIENCE
Replies: 21
Views: 4885

Re: Racists, social conservatives are dumb, according to SCI

Hm... A possible explanation could be tied to the tendency of those holding extreme viewpoints (whether "otherist" (I use otherist to generalize from racism and expand the results to chauvinism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc....) or political extremes on any side of any spectrum...) simply s...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transphobic Tampon Ad
Replies: 203
Views: 24400

Re: Transphobic Tampon Ad

Adacore may be right to be offended, but I don't think that he's right in saying that the spokesperson was being offensive. And also, context matters. If somebody says that I'm not a "real man", they aren't going to be talking about my biological sex. of·fen·sive    /əˈfɛnsɪv or, for 4, 5...
by Not A Raptor
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28528
Views: 3099488

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Delete, call up the university, swear at them a little, grab some tea, call it a day?
by Not A Raptor
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Troops out of Iraq
Replies: 29
Views: 3840

Re: US Troops out of Iraq

To answer your question... with Afghanistan and drone stuff still going on, I'm guessing... not as much as would be liked.
by Not A Raptor
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 276765

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

With the perpetual logjam in congress... I expect one of four things to happen: 1. Republicans eventually take a majority and use it with impunity while a divided Democratic party remains unable to do anything. 2. Same as before, but Democrats come together in a sense of dwelling in the same boat. T...
by Not A Raptor
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 172799

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Of course, it's quite likely that none of that stuff works before you enter the medium. Except maybe the aradia bit. Well, first, there's a lot of stuff ostensibly from the game that was around before anyone entered the medium-- Rose's walkthrough, the Lord English ~.ATH code, that lotu...
by Not A Raptor
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12242

Re: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

I don't get the rationale of extending the Plan B age restriction. Even politically, it seems like that wouldn't be too popular among Obama's constituents. Again, the age restriction is not being extended . Things will be exactly the same as they have been. This is only news because the FDA was thi...
by Not A Raptor
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US retains morning-after pill age restriction.
Replies: 108
Views: 12242

US retains morning-after pill age restriction.

Apparently, Sibelius thinks that women under 17 have to settle for "Plan C".

I think their answer to what, exactly, that plan is is obvious. A Republican would be most candid about that plan. By the way, why is my government filled with idiots? (rhetorical question)
by Not A Raptor
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 172799

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Triangle_Man wrote:I don't like this Earth anymore.

Tis' a scary place...

You were supposed to STAY ASLEEP.
by Not A Raptor
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Steve Jobs
Replies: 210
Views: 25741

Re: RIP Steve Jobs

A man died. Can't we just leave it at that? After all, a CEO isn't the only person who decides what a corporation does. It takes a board of directors and many, many shareholders to make things really 'fun'.
by Not A Raptor
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 214470

Re: Occupy Wall Street - USA Anticorporate Protests

... Read and understood. Anger present. I suppose I jumped the gun on asking whether they were serious or not, and should have actually looked.
by Not A Raptor
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2511
Views: 214470

Re: Occupy Wall Street - USA Anticorporate Protests

Dancing? At a protest? Are they even fucking serious? Are they even angry at all? If I were there, I'd be calling for the bastards to climb inside that garish brass bull statue and have a Perillos moment. They caused this mess. They should have been the ones to pay. (but, no.... subsidized risk for ...
by Not A Raptor
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slutwalk [trigger warning]
Replies: 149
Views: 15210

Re: Slutwalk

This bridge, it is so familiar... I'm making dinner, so I'll make this short. 0. The vast majority of rapes are not waylays in an alley (the common mental picture of rape). Usually the victim knows the rapist. 1. The clothing worn by a person who has been raped very rarely has anything to do with t...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Death to the Conspiracy! Game over, town wins!
Replies: 250
Views: 28138

Re: Death to the Conspiracy - Hour 1: It's Infiltration O'Cl

I consider it to be an interesting idea. If this idea goes forward, I'd like these people to be on the committee: Sruixan (because of an almost compulsive drive to conjure reasons to abandon assumptions), e_e (to force some content generation), and Dr Ug (because of a momentary townie appearance tha...
by Not A Raptor
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31866
Views: 2192725

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

DttC:
Spoiler:
They better fucking read that post.
by Not A Raptor
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Death to the Conspiracy! Game over, town wins!
Replies: 250
Views: 28138

Re: Death to the Conspiracy - Hour 1: It's Infiltration O'Cl

*does a full thread reread* Current summary of everything: The order of events will be written in blue. My commentary will be in green, and I will mostly withhold it for my own posts. 1. John Citizen (25) : Adds perspective to Dr Ug's interpretation. He's right! Leaves me wondering a little about Dr...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Death to the Conspiracy! Game over, town wins!
Replies: 250
Views: 28138

Re: Death to the Conspiracy - Hour 1: It's Infiltration O'Cl

My earlier statement made under a false premise, no less. Interestingly, softchews has captured the bad side of my plan. I was hoping to confuse the scum. However, a game in which everybody is confused is a game that is tilted toward the people who know more... Even if there were some sort of implie...
by Not A Raptor
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Death to the Conspiracy! Game over, town wins!
Replies: 250
Views: 28138

Re: Death to the Conspiracy - Hour 1: It's Infiltration O'Cl

After thoroughly rereading the rules, I'm back. People whose contributions I consider useful: Dr Ug, Sruixan, a-wan. That is not to say that I consider their contributions definitely correct, or the people themselves town, but rather that they are useful. This game is going to be somewhat like certa...
by Not A Raptor
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31866
Views: 2192725

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

DttC:
Spoiler:
We need to have an excellent night in order to make things work out. I wish I knew who some teammates were. Also, I'm so glad I can't be killed. That'll make things real easy until the scum know I have that power. They already know I'm town, after all.
by Not A Raptor
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Death to the Conspiracy! Game over, town wins!
Replies: 250
Views: 28138

Re: Death to the Conspiracy - Hour 1: It's Infiltration O'Cl

I will remain wary of anybody who votes for anything but nolynch. Other than that, I need time to think about this setup.
by Not A Raptor
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7415
Views: 722400

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Death to the Conspiracy Mod: Elvish Pillager Setup The scum start the game with a majority , and know each other, but they have no nightkill and no communication, and every townie is a vigilante . The scum's main weapon is the lynch, but they have to tread carefully if they want to control the lync...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Turbo] Mega Mafia Game Over: A Peaceful Future?
Replies: 96
Views: 13587

Re: [Turbo] Mega Mafia Game Over: A Peaceful Future?

Yeah, I'd vote Weiyaoli again just for that flavor. >.> Here's a funny snippet from the IRC. [13:18] <Not_A_Raptor> Also, epic flavor made me The Hero. [13:18] <DaWorkinCheez> AN HERO! [13:19] <DaWorkinCheez> also, flawless victory for repliforce :D (or wait, is Iris Repliforce or Mav-Hunters?) [13:...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Turbo] Mega Mafia Game Over: A Peaceful Future?
Replies: 96
Views: 13587

Re: [Turbo] Mega Mafia Game Over: A Peaceful Future?

DBC... I hope you're not mad, but I also really wanted to lynch you, too.
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global Warming Gridlock
Replies: 36
Views: 4256

Re: Global Warming Gridlock

GATT won't work because the USA has its balls in the hands of the Republicans who, for the most part, deny the need for any remedy at all. Without the USA, there will be no meaningful cuts, because without the USA, I can see a lot of other nations balking (China, for one). So, the ways out would lik...
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31866
Views: 2192725

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Mega Mafia:
Spoiler:
*great sigh of relief*
by Not A Raptor
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Turbo] Mega Mafia Game Over: A Peaceful Future?
Replies: 96
Views: 13587

Re: [Turbo] Mega Mafia D2: The Death of Lovers

Vote: weiyaoli Mostly because every other lynch looks like a mistake to me. Lorenz could have had me lynched, Scum would have to be bussing at LYLO in order for DBC to be scum (everybody suspects him), and I don't have enough of a read on e_e to be confident of an e_e lynch. This is the only option.
by Not A Raptor
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31866
Views: 2192725

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Mega Mafia:
Spoiler:
ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck

I'm the kingmaker >.<

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