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by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13975
Views: 1887039

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Random AP fluffish piece: Florida Man Wakes In California Hotel With Amnesia Speaking Only Swedish

"He was nice, sympathetic and talented at fighting in plate armor," Sahlin told The Associated Press.
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22261

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

Don't think it was recent. Anyway ill have to get you the link when I get home in a while (I only use my phone when the databases are updating and I'm twiddling my thumbs). But I don't want the link. You can post it, obviously, for whatever reasons you want, but I told you, at no point have I dispu...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22261

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

Except that was an actual case. (H/O, trying to find a link to it, hard on phone) I believe you about that, sure, it's just... fuck, that's a good half of the problem... it's a real thing that happened to real people recently... and I wouldn't want to say that one can't be intrigued by the, theoret...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22261

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

Consider the case where a person offers another person at gunpoint the choice of death or sex. In that situation, though, the person threatening the victim and the person having sex with them are the same person, which isn't the case in the blackmail scenario. In the case where person A has sex wit...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22261

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

Trying to shift some of the message onto "hey, try to make really sure you aren't about to rape someone" is also about efficiency in actually stopping things from happening. To not have sex with someone unwilling, you have to stop 30-60 seconds to think about the situation and communicate...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13975
Views: 1887039

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

But then you'd have to wait like a whole year before passing your cheap knee-jerk terrible solutions to temporary sensationalized problems, and by then the public would have forgotten about them and no one would feel as pressured to vote on it quick for cheap popularity, and we'd end up with so many...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape campaign
Replies: 127
Views: 22261

Re: (Trigger Warning)Trouble poster Parody on anti rape camp

(3) Taking the other tack, what about situations where the non-drunk technically committed rape, but without malice? Maybe they're a bit of an idiot, didn't realize the drunk was drunk. Maybe they're garbage with interpreting behavioral cues and interpreted a clearly unwilling "yes" given...
by ameretrifle
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13975
Views: 1887039

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Florida legislature moves to ban internet cafes following arrests I'm done with my state. "I want off the grid" done. And that's the beginning of the story. That was March. It doesn't even mention the part where it actually did get passed and signed into law, or the latest development, th...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 25616

Re: Dear Universities,

I could be an outlier. But listening only to the people who speak to you, would you even know? As an aside, because I agree that doogly is forgetting that there are students who aren't comfortable voicing criticism to a professor, I had completely forgotten that there are students like this, as at ...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2539656

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

My hair is thick and fine and greasy; I've never been inclined to make the experiment, even if I maybe should. I guess it'd probably adjust eventually, but I don't really have any problems with the way it is now, so... thanks, everyone saying it doesn't work very well with those hair types, for maki...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 25616

Re: Dear Universities,

One is that any reasonable and insightful feedback offered by a student is something they are eager to share and have told me earlier in the course. These are the folks who are invested in their education - and what makes me more pleased, what makes me give out more brownie points, than this sort o...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 155097

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

He posted 19 pages in the past two weeks. I guess he kind of set himself up for that rate of output to feel unsatisfactory. To be fair, though, volume of pages is not the exact same thing as plot progression. I haven't seen complaints here that he's not updating enough, I've seen complaints that th...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

It's perhaps worth noting that the second quote block there is something he said a page ago. Yes, and I missed it. That is my fault. But what is with the mentality that if you've already said something once, you should never ever have to restate it again? This isn't about you, Iz, it's something I'...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Was that really so difficult.
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

But this is what I was getting at. I don't know if shaming people is a good way to encourage change, but, well, anti-smoking campaigns. It was a question. You're fixating on one objectionable thing I've written, which was prefaced with 'I don't know...', that I've since clarified, and have ignored ...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I have stated my opinion about shaming approximately three times now, and restated it for your sake in the last post I made, that even said I was restating it for your sake. I am going to assume that means "While I was undecided about the efficacy of fat-shaming in my first post, I have, after...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Again, I recognize the possibility that I've insulted you here, by using the same language or positioning found in the fat shaming that is prevalent in our society, and I've both been careful to avoid doing so and apologized for failing. I don't know why you keep talking about having insulted me, a...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

II personally feel I am also exposed to a lot of fit shaming. 'You waste your time at the gym or out running when you should be doing your work', as I said in my last post, lashing out at something that quite obviously upsets them. You realize they're doing that because they feel insecure, right? T...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I mean, this always goddamn comes up, whenever someone's saying shaming people would be helpful, "We just need to make them aware , make them feel bad about it, give them motivation to change", and I'm always... even if people worked that way (which they fucking don't, but let's roll with ...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2527585

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

...Where is this "Western acceptance of obesity", other than the internet? Where is a single person or authority outside certain blogs saying "We should be less concerned about fat." Where is the universe in which the nightly news doesn't have a story every goddamn night about ob...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 155097

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Oh, well in that case, I'm with you all the way.

(stupid trickster mode, i guess we got some cherub psychology out of it and calliope got more complicated but i am glad it is over and it i hope it never happens again)
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559749

Re: Doctor Whom

See, I totally agree with your assessment of Tennant's run. I could not stand the Lonely God routine at all , and it drove me away from the show. What had not occurred to me for a second was that Moffat was improving on this. Where you see consequences finally being doled out for his arrogance, I ju...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Promoting Our Community
Replies: 17
Views: 7163

Re: Promoting Our Community

I'm not joining for the same reason. And, I've got to say, I really can't imagine how this could possibly do anything promotional? Do people actually browse Facebook looking for new groups to join? Do they do so looking for online forum games to play? I barely use Facebook at all, but I'm having a h...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559749

Re: Doctor Whom

rmsgrey wrote:Moffat's taken some aspects of the show back toward what they used to be in the old series

This is the first time I have ever heard his direction characterized that way. Could I ask exactly which aspects you mean?
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 155097

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

I was with you until "trickster mode", which, the last time it was implemented, was a bloody brainwashing plot, of a marginally different stripe. To each their own. Also, my main gripe around now is more how I am thoroughly sick of John and his stupid face and his complete blindness to rea...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 25616

Re: Dear Universities,

Course evaluations have never had any merit to me. Rarely anyone filled them seriously during undergrad; what is the point, I often overheard, when the class is already finished and this no longer affects me? I only filled those in honestly in my last term, when I knew I'd never get to be punished ...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13975
Views: 1887039

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's a really great idea to have role models, but let's not steal them from one minority to give to another. This is my problem with like every damn reboot these days taking every character who showed limited or no interest in sex and shoving them into Standard Hollywood Sexuality. Because god know...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6354233

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

I appreciate your insightful response. Is it the much vaunted "capacity to discuss controversial topics intelligently"? Yeah, 'cause every time someone's a dick on r/atheism or every time a kid who plays video games shoots people or every time one member of a group does something you don'...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 25801

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

DSenette wrote:I would imagine that the concept is pretty difficult to manage simply because it's not an option.

Just because I disagree with you, though, doesn't mean I don't understand what you're proposing.
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 25801

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

imagine instead, that you find out you're 3 weeks pregnant and that they can remove the fetus...which bears no resemblance to a person, and hasn't been pumping your brain full of chemicals for the past 9 months AND let it gestate AND get it a home where someone actually wants it. i'm fairly certain...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas Abortion Laws
Replies: 223
Views: 25801

Re: Texas Abortion Laws

if it were possible to cheaply, relatively painlessly, and efficiently extract a fetus from the woman, and then artificially complete the gestation process I would imagine that the elective abortion rates would drop to almost zero in a day. I don't think I understand. If I'm missing something obvio...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29747
Views: 1788422

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I sort of see it as being a posting restriction for everyone, with adverse consequences for breaking it. :twisted: Given how difficult it can be to get people to actually post in the best circumstances, I have to say that right there sounds like a horrible idea. Incentivizing lurking? I shudder to ...
by ameretrifle
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Tennyson's Ulysses
Replies: 2
Views: 6208

Re: Tennyson's Ulysses

Oppose comes from the Latin opponere, which is literally "to set against", so basically you're probably right. This site seems to concur, for whatever you deem it worth.
by ameretrifle
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman, 36, bears child of 11-year-old boy (Trigger alert?)
Replies: 30
Views: 57574

Re: Woman, 36, bears child of 11-year-old boy (Trigger alert

By constantly thinking about the desires of a small, demanding subgroup of internet users you impede useful discussion of these topics. So instead, we should cater to an even smaller group of even more demanding thread-title-efficiency-lobbyist sociopaths? I'd like you to decide for yourself whethe...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 205486

Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

Well, that's a nice theory, but it conflicts a little bit with what he's actually said , so. I mean, I disagree with his stance on several grounds, I haven't read the fic, I haven't even read the books, but let's present his opinion fairly. He's not just against bad fanfiction. He's against fanficti...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 25616

Re: Dear Universities,

Are you a student? You precious child, your opinions are worthless. I'm sure the chance to fill them out sounds meaningful, but whenever any actual research is done to attempt to correlate the average evaluation scores assigned to a professor by students at semester end to, say, scores on a common ...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559749

Re: Doctor Whom

Game_boy wrote:
iamspen wrote:I'm voting Patrick Stewart for Doctor.


Moffat will not allow a Doctor who can't be fawned over on Tumblr

You say that like it disqualifies him or something.
by ameretrifle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6354233

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

Of course, can beer ever hurt anything?
by ameretrifle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6354233

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

JUDDDGE

that your digestive system is heartier than mine has become >_>
by ameretrifle
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6354233

Re: unwashed dishes and toilet paper tubes

I may just be bitter/not picturing too well because I haven't eaten pizza in months, and haven't eaten pizza without worrying even a couple slices will upset my stomach in years. XD

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