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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Male self-hatred; as "woke" as can be
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:57:19 PM »
Quote from: Spinachcat;1119697
"Mighty_Wombat has accumulated 50001 warning points on January 15, 2020"

50,001 warning points! What a bunch of idiot children.

If your moderation involves "warning points" over 10, you're running an asylum.

But I gotta ask, HOW can anyone argue that men aren't biologically stronger than women? It's a basic fact of human biology that's driven much of how our species has operated since day one.  

Oh wait, is this some new transvestite nonsense? Or woke bullshit of another flavor?

It might be related to Trans issues or it might be related to how it makes (some, I think largely imaginary) women feel bad that there are biological differences betwween men and women, some of which favor one over the other. *shugs* Who can tell with these guys.

For the amusing thing is the bad break up aspect of the banning. "You did dump me, I dumped you!" crap over this

These guys really need to grow up or more, start treating the members there like adults not like the bratty kids they're supposed to nanny or more so like inmates in the asylum they themselves were recenty relased from due to a paperwork error. Check out this attempt to explain their 'tude.

OTOH, the most vocal members seem to have bought into the mods desired image as dedicated protectors against the outside world so be it, I guess.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Male self-hatred; as "woke" as can be
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:59:48 PM »
I thought this might strike some people on this thread as, well typical of the site.

The "You didn't quit WE fired you!" nature of it all is hilariously pathetic.

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Male self-hatred; as "woke" as can be
« on: January 01, 2020, 07:10:48 AM »
Quote from: HappyDaze;1117831
Typo is amusing. That's all the commentary I have.

Yeah, I left out the comma. Blows my Foghorn Leghorn impression all to Hell. :D

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Male self-hatred; as "woke" as can be
« on: December 31, 2019, 09:46:11 PM »
Son the Year of the Woman comes to a close. Any last moment commentary?

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Male self-hatred; as "woke" as can be
« on: December 16, 2019, 05:46:42 PM »
Quote from: Trond;1116690
In this I can only offer personal anecdotes: my wife and I have worked under various bosses in our lives, and I'd say that slightly more than 50% were women. By far the two worst bosses were women, no contest. One of them brought several workers to nervous breakdowns, and she's supposed to be the "woke" and progressive one.

I've had some crappy bosses, men and women. Its been roughly equal. A friend of mine had a female boss that drove several employees to nervous fits, one to a stress induced stroke that left her blind. It has been... telling I guess is the closest term how so far no one has said anything about equality against Obama's statements, either taxing this straight misogynistic stance or a 'feminist' well, someone finally said it stance.

The latter does seem to fit the loudest narrative in our times. Women are oppressed flawless super heroines that would save the world is men would just take our foot off their throats. I suspect it will blow over as almost everything does, but I wonder what effect it will have boys, and girls that grow up in this era and culture as a whole. From what I've read boys are falling behind scholastically as it stands due to the shift in focus.

For that matter,  I remember years ago boys answering a survey about what happens when girls challenge boys with girls always win as its what they saw in fiction and media. And things like a women's college that was going to start admitting men which triggered protests and despair among the student body that was basically lauded when, if it had been gender flipped, it would have been a bunch of sexist (or Misogynistic as that has subsumed sexist) assholes scared of women for no reason.

Media and Inspiration / HBO's Watchmen
« on: December 01, 2019, 08:00:38 PM »
For another interesting aspect about of real-world parallels, I read an interesting discussion of how in the Watchmen universe, when costumed vigilantes became a real aspect of the world, takes of fictional superheroes dropped in popularity

As a consequence of this the way Superman had an effect on the KKK's prominence, basically in the mid 20th century some KKK documents and information were leaked describing their practices, their terminology and their nefarious plans and were used as story points for a Superman story run in how he fought the KKK that ridiculed their terms and ideals which led to a huge negative public reception for the group. In this alternate world, the same didn't happen due to the drop in fiction comic books. Its something to think about considering the alarming state of affairs in OK, in the show.

Media and Inspiration / HBO's Watchmen
« on: December 01, 2019, 05:01:51 PM »
Episode 6 was pretty informative (or confirmed some things for the more astute viewers) Good world building, the setting felt like it moved in the more pulpish/comic book direction and some of the reasons the Klan and related movement might be more of an issue in this world than in our own came out with some revelation about some of the historical characters (The Minutemen).

And another possible tie to our world, at least according to some fan theories:

This could be just a coincidence, but somehow I doubt it...

Remember the guy Will tried to arrest? Gave his name as Fred. In the later scene where Will shoots him, he was hanging around next to a meat delivery truck, possibly his, bearing the name "F.T. and Sons".

Can we think of a real, historical person whose initials were F.T.; who started a supermarket chain, and later went into business with his sons; who was well known for his racism (having once been arrested for taking part in a Klan march); and was a stocky, balding guy with a mustache?

Why yes we can. His name was Fred Trump.

Media and Inspiration / Star Wars
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:28:52 PM »

Media and Inspiration / HBO's Watchmen
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:19:29 AM »
This might answer some questions for anyone watching the show in this thread.

Media and Inspiration / HBO's Watchmen
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:08:49 PM »
I appreciated that there are some scenes scenes that play with expectation, IMO. The early scene of episode 1 when the cop pulls the guy over feels very does a goood job setting up expectations only to immediately complicate or scramble them. The scene is staged to remind us of similar scenes in media where a cop pulls over a clearly-nervous driver, but the races of the cop and driver are the opposite of what we might expect in the age of Black Lives Matter but the white driver is nervous acting slow and hesitant, apparently trying to avoid violence..But then the cop goes to have his gun unlocked--the sort of gun control/police violence limitation many on the left would be pretty happy to see enacted and while jumping through those limiting bureaucratic hurdles he's vulnerable vulnerable and the scene ends with the black cop being shot to death by the driver, who it turns out is a white supremacist terrorist.

The scene is politically charged, but it defies easy categorization if you try to reduce It to a simple message that applies to our current political landscape in any sort of neat and tidy way. It reverses our expectations of the power dynamic, then reverses them again, leaving the  viewers  to interpret the scene in very different ways depending on their own perspective and political leanings like the Watchmen comic has done for decades.

I get the feeling the Judd's background is going to be more complex, likely the same with the 7th Calvary. In a series with a general air of mystery and conspiracy they're a little too direct. Though the Calvary seems almost like a critique of the 30 yrs of "leftist" rule, the reaction people have had to feeling even more stigmatized and abused, growing an endemic problem in America to fanatical murderous extreme like a salted wound growing irritated.

That and other signs of overreach (like that ridiculous minute and a half FCC mandated Trigger warning or things like increased control and 'lose of other rights' that character complain about, including a black character in one instance felt like poking at Left Wing heavy handedness.

And has portions of the Left Wing viewers as pissed off as some of the people on this site

Though judging from threads discussing the series Any actual Trigger warnings before TV shows should ignore trivial things like nudity and language and focus on the real divisive fury inciting matters: Politics.

New Episode up.

Media and Inspiration / HBO's Watchmen
« on: October 30, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »
Its is funny how much some of the elements meant to poke fun at the "Left" in the series, particularly in the 2nd episode are pissing them off as much as other things did for people across the aisle, even some in this thread. We're a funny species especially when you bring politics into the picture.

Lindelof's approach to the politics/social issues feels  quite true to the original comic. The characters that are 'liberals' in Watchmen are either manipulative egomaniacs (like Veidt, who styles himself as a progressive humanitarian while working to kill millions) or totally ineffectual (For example, Night Owl who never actually accomplishes anything more than beating up thugs).  The story was sharply critical of fascism,  very clear-eyed about the immense personality defects and ideological failings in right-wing characters like Rorschach and the Comedian, but didn't up the liberals as infallible, flawless heroes. The HBO series seems to to along those line, but in characters and setting.

Its just the 2nd episode, that may very well change, but I think some people are taking a quick look and going with their knee jerk reaction driven largely by what camp they're in. That applies to fans and detractors and somewhat ironically, regardless of their chosen team jerseys.

Media and Inspiration / CW's Batwoman
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:59:34 PM »
Quote from: HappyDaze;1112169
Please don't take her being mistaken for Justin Beiber as a sign that people necessarily consider RR mannish; perhaps they see JB as looking rather feminine, but more likely it's a bit of both.

*laughs* No worries That is a possibility. It really doesn't matter, IMO. People's opinions on looks are going to vary a great deal. I guess it only really matters whether you think she looked right or wrong for the part and that's still pretty subjective.

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