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#7114916 Sakura gives opinions...again

Posted by (🔥) on Yesterday, 08:27 PM

Krow legitimately should be a mod, though. TCG is being incredibly mismanaged.

Anyway, do me. Ought to be interesting.


#7114762 "Stephen Miller is an immigration hypocrite"

Posted by (🔥) on 14 August 2018 - 06:09 PM

It just happens that 90% of the USA is christian so those are the ones that will get more defended just by the numbers.

for clarity, it was 69% in 2016. This difference in number does not in itself defeat your point, just wanted to correct the given percentage, so as to keep this discussion as fact-based as possible.


#7114295 MtG Color Political Compass

Posted by (🔥) on 11 August 2018 - 03:26 AM

Ohoho boy. I pretend to be YCM's expert on this, so get fucking ready.

White puts the good of the group before the good of the individual.

White wants order. Though the focus upon the group is used often to differentiate itself from black, it has shown time and again that mono-white figures act against the group if it works toward their own rules. Authoritarian, whether it be toward a specific leadership, or a commune.

Green stresses tradition and nature over nurture, as well as strictly enforced roles.

Definitely a closer shot than white, but it's important to remember the importance of growth to green. The purest green ideology of green would be a social darwinist, capitalist society. Those in power are there because they are powerful, as nature dictates.

Red focuses on self-expression and personal freedom.

Damn straight. This is why I like red, it's really easy to grasp.

Black incentivizes each individual to think only of their own wellbeing.

Black wants to win. It serves the "self," but whether that refers to an individual, or perhaps an entire nation, can vary.

Blue wants to see perfection and intends to use a collection of resources to achieve that perfection.

Blue just wants to know everything. If given the option between omniscience and omnipotence, it would take the former. Even though the latter can lead to the former, it's just adding extra steps. The strive for perfection isn't the goal for blue, rather being a means to learn better about what the limits truly are.



As for how these all apply to politics... It's complicated, and absolutely does not land neatly on a grid. People aren't just a few colors, ideologies aren't just a few colors. Every real concept has some degrees of each color within, and those fluctuate within it as needed. The best way to see how combinations of color can translate into political leanings is by examining the guilds of ravnica, and even then we can see that the strict definitions by which the colors are explained don't always hold true.

The colors of MTG much better represent personal values than political, and things like the compass in OP are reductionist at best, and often misleading.

How does this work for Black/White or Green/Red? Black + White = Blue confirmed

this is a good example of the flaw in such a chart. Red and Green are depicted as opposites, despite being ally colors that share a large common ground


#7114240 I've been here for a while but, wanna say something

Posted by (🔥) on 10 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

I've been here for a while but, wanna say something. Ermm... I'm SK79LinkXyz.

are you sure you aren't SkaterTheDJWolf?
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#7114128 (my opinions)

Posted by (🔥) on 10 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

Thanks for skipping me...

It was a mercy, you are welcome.


#7114125 (my opinions)

Posted by (🔥) on 10 August 2018 - 10:53 AM

OwO

this is a meme I regret showing my girlfriend, because god damn she references it at the worst possible times

What is your opinion on Garden Gnomes?

I actually painted one for a friend a few years back, they are pretty neat


#7113936 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by (🔥) on 09 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

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Akira's eyes darted back and forth, carefully tracking Mike as he used his quirk to enhance his own athleticism, pulling off acrobatic feats that would impress anyone. This is his strength. Mike was fast enough to outmaneuver most attacks, allowing him to land his own counters when his opponent least expected it. That was how he had won his previous fight. What he lacked in power, he more than made up for with agility. But unlike Akira, Terro was actually fighting in a way that could counter it. With a defensive focus that seemed to protect him from all directions, he prioritized his own safety. Considering the finite nature of Mike's quirk, it was the best tactic against him by a mile.

 

Their fight went back and forth, as they each closely incorporated their quirks into their body movements. It didn't look like a fight between students, instead showing a surprising level of mastery from each of them. With a burst of speed, Mike managed to break through Terro's armor, launching him back and injuring his arm, but then... he pushed it back into place. Ick. With a grin, Terro spoke his true intent: He wanted to see just how much he could do. Akira had to admit, he himself was curious as well. As he screamed, matching the roar of the crowd, chunks of the stage dislodged themselves from the ground, hurtling toward Terro, accumulating into a giant stone golem, with Terro sitting inside. It was hard to tell from this distance, but it looked like there was a tiny window so Terro could see his opponent.

 

The giant rose its right arm. "Finishing move," Terro called out from within, his voice holding a slight echo. He paused for a split second, bracing himself before he used the boulder of a fist to throw a haymaker worthy of its name: "Colossal Crusher!"

 

Go Beyond

 

Time felt as if it had slowed down, and before he knew it, Akira found himself leaning over the railing, looking down at Mike as the fist closed in. Was this how it ends? Was Terro going to succeed where Akira had failed, or... You already beat the strongest, so... Akira could feel it within him, the same feeling before he manifested the wing in his own fight against Mike, the desire to push the limits of what they all thought was possible, to Go Beyond. Without him even being completely aware of it, his thoughts materialized into speech, four simple words shouted out in the midst of all the cheering and the sounds of Terro's rumbling creation:

 

"Don't lose now, Mike!!!"




#7113795 (my opinions)

Posted by (🔥) on 08 August 2018 - 10:24 PM

do krow

I thought you said you didn't gay


#7113353 Replacing Statuses

Posted by (🔥) on 06 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Is there actually any harm in allowing deleting and posting something totally different though? Any kind of problems that could bring up are already present in the current ruleset.

It may seem like a case of "why get rid of this rule when the benefit is minute" but frankly I see no valid reason why the rule should have existed in the first place. Giving the site a simpler rulebook is a benefit in and of itself.

Keeping arbitrary rules for the sake of nothing is just lazy


#7113307 You Ain't Ghostin' Nyah One of These Appointments, Boy

Posted by (🔥) on 06 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

I wonder what happens if we lock you and Skater in a room.

we should probably add someone else in as well, so that there is more than one person


#7113101 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by (🔥) on 04 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

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Of course he ran into her. It had to be her. All Akira could do was stare as she began interrogating him, as if he knew something special about her. What was there even to know? Everyone here had their own origin story, why would she expect him to have taken the time to figure her's out? She bashed her hands against his chest as some kind of challenge, doing her best to act intimidating. Akira had no reason to fear anyone here, they were all small fry.

 

Before things could escalate any further, Akira felt a heavy impact against him, stumbling back slightly and catching himself on the railing. In front of him stood Gin, and he seemed a few tones angrier than usual. He grabbed onto Akira's shirt, barely masking the fact that it took every bit of his effort to even move his arm. "If I wanted to have gone all out there...there wouldn't be a stadium left." His grip faltered, before the hand fell back to his side. It looked particularly painful.  "Get it through your head Jackass...you aren't the only one trying to figure out how to tame their quirk in this world!" Replacing his arm back in the sling, Gin turned away. "You got anything else to say...you better say it now.  I'll give you the courtesy that your parents must not have taught you. I guess you've earned my respect that much."

 

Akira felt anger rising inside him. Gin wanted a fight? Akira wasn't usually the type to rise to the occasion, but today was a particularly aggressive day for him. Shutting Gin up would just be another one on the list of people who underestimated him. But he wouldn't let himself lose control. He wouldn't need to let loose to win this fight. In the back of his mind, he remembered what Gin's fangirl had said, about how Akira could be the Number 1 hero, and making this kind of mistake would take him out of the running. That would take a lot of pressure off of him, and that arrogant shit was making the prospect more and more tempting. After all, he was only here because the school insisted upon it...

 

Akira could feel his muscles twitch, as he prepared to act. It would just take a passing thought to knock Gin out, and kick Akira out of this school. Free him from that desire he felt in his fight against Mike, allow him to push the rushing river of a quirk further back into his head. As he became more and more sure of this plan, this escape, his face became more and more panicked. But then, before he could act, a steel fist hit his target. "You PRICK! The fight's DOWN THERE, you jackass! STOP IT!" The girl had punched Gin before Akira even had a chance. And, she was right. Looking down, Akira could see the two still going at it, a constant back-and-forth of Terro escalating his quirk further and further, and Mike pushing his physical limits, relying on his quick reaction time to keep up. It reminded him of their fight barely an hour ago.

 

"Who gives a damn if yeh' so strong if all your Quirk is good for is making people afraid of yeh', eh? WHAT USE IS IT? Cut yer' Max Omega CRAP for half a SECOND, HERO!" She barely made it through the last sentence before her voice was raw. There was a constant pounding sound from the inside of her gauntlets, seemingly outside of her control. What kind of quirk did she have that she had to encase her hands in metal just to contain it? As she shrunk down to sit on the steps, Akira found himself in a strange moment of clarity: all three of them were terrified of their quirks. "Please, please, just fer' ONCE, fuckin' STOP."

 

Akira paused for a moment. Even though the crowd was constantly cheering, it was almost as if the trio was surrounded by silence. Taking a deep breath, Akira collected his thoughts. He could hardly believe what he was about to say. "Gin. Let me know if you ever want to... train... together." Even the word 'train' felt distasteful for him to say. "I think we could get a better grasp of each other's quirks than most people here." Gross. "And..." Akira bit his cheek. Now was the wrong time to forget a name. "Hartly..? Tell me about your quirk some time."

 

Akira carefully made his way around Gin, walking back down the steps. The seats by Gin's fangirl were still open, so he sat down, smiling slightly as he looked down on the fight. He could hear her taking a deep breath to say something, but cut her off before she could start, "let's just watch the fight, okay?"




#7112985 Name a movie, I'll give my thoughts on it if I've seen it

Posted by (🔥) on 03 August 2018 - 06:39 PM

James Cameron's Avatar

the plot was garbage but I literally don't care.

The visual effects were basically a showroom for what we were capable of in the year 2008, resulting in a film more visually stunning than just about anything at the time, even holding up to what we have today. It helped normalize 3D as something more than a gimmick for kids' movies and amusement park attractions, allowing it to be the tool it is now for adding further immersion to cinematic experiences. The motion capture used in it was new technology at the time, and showed that it can be an entirely new avenue of acting, allowing later films like the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy, MCU, and even Star Wars.

This is paired with a wonderfully evocative score by James Horner, and inspired directing by Cameron himself. Performances from talents like Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, with years of worldbuilding and concept refinement made it into what it was. It's not a story, it's a two and a half hour long painting.


#7112975 Name a movie, I'll give my thoughts on it if I've seen it

Posted by (🔥) on 03 August 2018 - 05:34 PM

The Man from Earth

I haven't seen this, but from the small amount I just read, I'd quite like to.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I saw it for the first time yesterday, and to be honest it was better than I was expecting.

Of the main series films, TFA is the best, by quite a wide margin. It most perfectly captures the spirit of the original trilogy (most notably Star Wars) to the point where one of the largest criticisms is that it is too derivative.

And that is why I think it is so amazing. Using the Star Trek reboot by the same director, JJ Abrams, you can see how many of his films act as a love letter to either earlier installments, or the genre as a whole. Star Trek reimagines the characters, while staying true to their underlying principles, and maintains the beautiful and grandiose feeling of the potential for human accomplishment. Super 8 is an amazing coming of age story, telling the difficulty of coping with trauma through various lenses. Hell, his first movie was Mission Impossible 3, which revolutionized spy films and made way for future movies like Ghost Protocol and Skyfall.

TFA did the same for star wars. It recaptured the zany, fantasy world that people had become so we'll acquainted to over the last decades, and showed us just what it could be with what we have learned since. Yes, the story was largely a retelling of the first film, and yes, it takes many leaps in logic in service of the story, but that's what makes it star wars.

Rogue one is better though.


#7112952 Name a movie, I'll give my thoughts on it if I've seen it

Posted by (🔥) on 03 August 2018 - 01:17 PM

Bee Movie

According to all known laws of film, there is no way Bee Movie should have a cult following. Jerry Seinfeld is too unfunny to get the strung-together collection of puns disguised as a script off the ground. The movie, of course, is everywhere on the internet anyway because 4chan doesn't care what critics think is impossible.


#7112950 Name a movie, I'll give my thoughts on it if I've seen it

Posted by (🔥) on 03 August 2018 - 01:11 PM

I loved that movie! Second one was alright, and wasn't interested in the third.
Anywho:
Paranormal Activity

these are not good movies. In my opinion, for a horror movie to be of any real quality, more than half of the scary moments need to be from something other than jump scares. Paranormal Activity is 100% jump scares. That being said, I have to commend them for creating these films on such a shoe-string budget, taking hints from things like The Blair Witch Project to show that the use of an in-universe camera can both reduce camera costs (a GoPro costs a few hundred dollars. Most film-quality video cameras cost tens of thousands, if not more) and increase the overall immersion. If this weren't already tried and true by 2007, and there hadn't been better found footage movies since (chronicle immediately comes to mind) I'd be much more impressed.

Meteorites!

this wasn't easy to find on Google. I haven't seen it, and from what I read I have very little desire to.