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Men’s Rights Activism, summed up in a single comment

The anti-male oppression was THIS BIG
The anti-male oppression was THIS BIG

A rare moment of candor on the Men’s Rights subreddit:

Nuggetry 6 points 1 day ago You act like we're all handing out pamphlets on the street to get people to listen. Not all of us here are trying to "convince people" of a cause as you put it. Some of us just want a place where we can rant a bit and let off some steam because there's no where else to do it for some of us. And yes, that means exaggerating and fabricating sometimes.

Yeah, we noticed that.

H/T — r/againstmensrights

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EJ (The Other One)
6 years ago

@pitshade:
If you’re wondering what it’s like, I did a Dwarf Fortress game with dwarfs named after Mammotheers. It’s up on tumblr here. (Start reading from the bottom.) Regrettably it’s not finished due to weregiraffes.

*shudder*

The necks… the necks…

@mockingbird:
I’ve said before and I’ll say again, the Davos Consensus seems to be one of the most harmful things in modern democracy. Not only does it lead to every party being just flavours of neoliberal, but it also legitimises extreme political movements by making them the only genuine alternatives.

Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

I post this as it’s another example of people whinging about media featuring non white males. However it’s also an excuse to ask our USian friends if it’s true (as my real world USian friends claim) that Kinder Eggs are illegal in the US? (They may be pulling my leg)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/25/pegida-activists-protest-images-non-white-german-footballers-kinder

guy
guy
6 years ago

They’re illegal, or at least some are. Choking hazard, apparently.

Eva Vavoom
6 years ago

That comment is cathartic. I realized real quick that it is useless to talk about ‘what is’ with people who know NOTHING can only muster a ‘what if’, usually when it comes to feminism… It does give me a lot of fear-based dystopian scenarios that I can work into my domination writing though.

kupo
kupo
6 years ago

@Alan
It’s true. My understanding is that it’s because of the toy inside (I think the concern is that it’s a choking hazard). Though for some reason the Japanese candy eggs with toys in then are sold at all the Asian markets, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. Maybe it’s some weird loophole?

Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

@ guy and kupo

Thanks, and wow!

Can’t say I’ve noticed an epedemic of English kids being wiped out by them; but that’s the sort of news that Big Chocolate can probably suppress.

I might buy one this evening. All the ladies like a man who scoffs in the face of danger, right?

Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

Paging Imaginary Petal (and anyone else who’s interested)

The judge in the Cosby case has ruled that there enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

Skiriki
Skiriki
6 years ago

EJ (The Other One):

I will volunteer (my name) to defend your Dorf Fortress! 😀

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
6 years ago

Thanks for the game suggestions!

And I’m always willing to be dorfed if you need more male names, EJ. 😀

pitshade
pitshade
6 years ago

@ EJ (The Other One)

That looks… interesting. I’ll have to read it more thoroughly after work.

I can say that the scale seems a lot more personal. Majesty is closer to games like Warcraft2 or Starcraft in scope.

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
6 years ago

Oh my gosh EJ, I want to do a WHTM playthrough of DF now.

Sinkable John
Sinkable John
6 years ago

@Alan

All the ladies like a man who scoffs in the face of danger, right?

According to an experiment I ran last week, involving american lite beer, that is an urban myth with absolutely no truth to it. Also, I am full of regret. (how that stuff even did pass the border is a mystery to me)

The judge in the Cosby case has ruled that there enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

So does that mean that there might actually be some justice at the end of this or are we looking at a mere slap on his fingers ? I’m trying to look into it but to be honest I’m not even sure what to look for or how to make any sense of it. I might be real bad at american legal stuff. Or legal stuff in general.

dlouwe
dlouwe
6 years ago

*ears perk up at the mention of Dwarf Fortress*

Any of you ever read the SomethingAwful succession games, like BoatMurdered or SyrupLeaf? (Given leftwingfox’s use of “dorfed” I’m going to assume at least one yes!)

numerobis
numerobis
6 years ago

@EJ: numerobis likes engineering, and cats for their purring.

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
6 years ago

a man who scoffs in the face of danger


Iseewhatyoudidthere.

Just as well there’s Mort Subite, that way you can drink in the face of danger as well 🙂

Or maybe you just need a portrait of, say, Gideot or Trump or somebody for that.

Hambeast, Social Justice Legbeard
Hambeast, Social Justice Legbeard
6 years ago

EJ – I am a woman IRL, but will offer up my name as a man’s if needed! He could be based on my dad, which would make him the awesomest of farmers since he was born on a farm and basically ‘farmed’ our backyard for decades and could grow almost anything.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
6 years ago

@Alan:
I have friends who’ve been fined and turned back for trying to smuggle Kinder Eggs across the Canada-U.S. border. (They were originally pulled over and searched for other things, but then the Kinder Eggs were discovered, that was an easily proven thing to be used against them.)

Yes, it happens. Yes, it’s stupid. No, nobody is ever going to admit that they’ve been wasting resources dealing with this stupid thing. I suspect it’s a holdover from the rather litigious U.S. society and now nobody wants to stop it and get sued if some kid chokes after that.

Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

@ jenora

I have friends who’ve been fined and turned back for trying to smuggle Kinder Eggs across the Canada-U.S. border.

Don’t tell Donald Trump about this or you’ll be getting a wall up north too!

Dalillama
Dalillama
6 years ago

@Ohlmann

The problem with playing a non-violent group is that, very often, we feel powerless in the end, or on some specific case, too powerful. It’s a lot harder – but not impossible – to have all the trials of the adventurers be non-violent, and it’s often that they feel they can’t force the good resuts, because the universe is rigged against them. It’s realistic to me, but it’s a specific part of realism I don’t like in RPGs.

That’s at least partially because the systems for resolving combat typically get a lot more attention from the designers than the ones for resolving non-combat interactions (there’s also a matter of conflicting philosophies, one of which holds that only combat should be simulated and all noncombat interactions should be totally on the players, while the other notes that nobody expects an out-of-shape player to actually know how to fence in order to play a swashbuckling musketeer, so why should a socially awkward player be expected to become a smooth talker in order to play a schmoozing con artist?). There totally are systems with complex social interaction rules that allow you to resolve social conflicts in a way that feels roughly as ‘fair’ as the combat system, but they’re not the majority.
There’s also the question of what the PCs objectives actually are in the first place, which is going to affect how players try to solve their problems. In one long-running game I was part of, we routinely went stretches of dozens of sessions with no combat, partially because our goals included things like finding a group of street kids a long-term home, helping a struggling domestic violence shelter, etc. But even problems like ‘a sorceror has summoned a demon which is running loose through the city’ actually wound up being solved nonviolently (we convinced the demon to come over to the side of the angels, and then I pretended to be the sorceror’s patron god and told him to knock off the summonings. Later on he and I and one of his friends and a couple reformed demons and a drummer we found on craigslist formed a punk band. That was a fun game)

katz
6 years ago

That’s at least partially because the systems for resolving combat typically get a lot more attention from the designers than the ones for resolving non-combat interactions

This is the big problem for me. It’s an ongoing frustration as a GM when you’re crafting a big, complex skill-based non-combat encounter…but it’s literally nothing but “roll a die, pass or fail” over and over.

Social encounters are even harder to write rules for. Savage Worlds tried, but their system was rudimentary and made no damn sense.

Redsilkphoenix
Redsilkphoenix
6 years ago

Since everyone’s talking about games again, does anyone know what happened to Spore? I recall hearing about it years ago as a greatly-anticipated game that had hit delays on its release date. So to keep people interested in the game, the company released a program that allowed people to take a single cell organism and evolve it into any creature or object they could imagine. (I saw some pics where folks created motorcycles from that single cell critter. O.o )

But I haven’t heard anything about this game in ages, good or bad. So does anyone know what happened to it? And/or if that creation program still exists as a seperate entity?

guy
guy
6 years ago

Spore was released quite some time ago. It was not very good, but was briefly famous for having extremely heavy copy-protection software and being extremely heavily pirated before it was even officially released.

One of the main complaints I’ve heard about Spore is that it had that lovely creature creator system but your design decisions had very little game impact, but the components used did matter so you couldn’t simply create whatever you felt like without drawbacks..

katz
6 years ago

Since everyone’s talking about games again, does anyone know what happened to Spore?

It was released overflowing with DRM. It got carpet-bombed with negative reviews and the DRM-free pirated version got distributed all over the place. I knew a guy so straightlaced he bought a legal copy and then downloaded and played the pirated version.

numerobis
numerobis
6 years ago

The Spore Creature Creator was a big hit.

The Spore game itself, not so much, because EA has the anti-Midas touch. A friend mentioned that he felt more comfortable downloading warez from a torrent from a Ukranian hacker than installing actual EA software. Anti-virus software agreed.

EA managed to drive the entire Maxis studio into the ground; it’s shut down after a couple more flops that were also due to EA being overbearing and not giving a shit about their presumed-loyal audience.

Handsome "These Pretzels Suck" Jack (formerly Pandapool)

EA managed to drive the entire Maxis studio into the ground; it’s shut down after a couple more flops that were also due to EA being overbearing and not giving a shit about their presumed-loyal audience.

I’m pretty sure Maxis is still around. Only the original studio shut down. They still work on the Sims. They put the Maxis logo into the Sims 3 near its end and the Sims 4 has it too.

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