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by Amake
01 Jun 2017, 05:41
Forum: Video Suggestions
Topic: Crapshot: The Refreshment
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Crapshot: The Refreshment

The chat suggests this Crapshot needs to have Serge, James and Cameron in it for maximum in-jokes, but I'll let whom it may concern be the judge of that. INT. A coffee house/bar/diner/somewhere with chairs and tables. CUSTOMER 1 and CUSTOMER 2 are sitting at a table. CUSTOMER 1, holding a coffee cup...
by Amake
05 Feb 2017, 17:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

Yes. Enough that fascists should be afraid to voice their thoughts in public, perhaps, if not afraid to seek public office. Like I said, finding the upper limits should not be our concern yet. Let's say I am exaggerating and it's possible for progress to happen in spite of leaders like Trump. That's...
by Amake
05 Feb 2017, 13:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

The trouble is I'm not exaggerating anything. Toning down the danger so as to not make it unbelievable to these fence-sitters, however few they may be in this polarized political landscape, doesn't do much to motivate resistance, as shown by the fact Trump was able to campaign with nakedly fascist r...
by Amake
04 Feb 2017, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

Well, I'm sure you can defend all of the Trump administration's decisions. But I'm not making my points very well, maybe because I haven't had a good night's sleep in three months. Maybe I have to spell this out: What I'm doing here is trying to help people, particularly Americans, who seem overwhel...
by Amake
04 Feb 2017, 13:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

One example? I really don't really know where to start. We have the constant lying, discrediting of media, arresting journalists, outlawing the free dissemination of climate and agricultural science, open threats against dissenting judges, and there was this thing today about the FCC cutting Interne...
by Amake
02 Feb 2017, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

The thing that makes me believe Trump's administration is setting up a totalitarian regime is the combination of every single thing they've done and said, compared to every other totalitarian regime we've seen. Trump personally may not have an interest in that or even any idea what it means, but as ...
by Amake
02 Feb 2017, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

What we're seeing is a typical totalitarian regime's initial attack pattern. The goal is to overwhelm the establishment with as broad a spectrum of violations as possible, numbing our sensibilities and preventing organized resistance. For that purpose, the most shocking and despicable actions they t...
by Amake
29 Jan 2017, 21:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

The ACLU, showing they can successfully oppose Trump's civil rights violations in court, has received five times their usual yearly contributions since Saturday. That gives me hope.
by Amake
28 Jan 2017, 16:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

What, the Muslim ban? That was the very first thing Trump promised as he launched his campaign and his most consistent talking point throughout? Yeah who'd have thought. Thank you for admitting it though.
by Amake
24 Jan 2017, 09:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump

It turns out Trump has given all power to racists and bigots and appointed people vehemently opposed to the existence of most government agencies to lead those agencies. They have started dismantling ACA, started canceling the country's United Nations membership, repeated Bush's 2001 foreign anti-ab...
by Amake
05 Dec 2016, 05:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCUSS.
Replies: 133
Views: 13742

Re: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCU

Well, yes. If you don't trust anyone who can tell you when you're wrong you'll hesitate to say anything you think might be wrong. The way to keep that from happening, though, I think is to have more people in your life who you can trust who will tell you when you're wrong.
by Amake
04 Dec 2016, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCUSS.
Replies: 133
Views: 13742

Re: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCU

Hey, I think I cracked the rule for recognizing the dread echo chamber. It's a place where you have no people who you can trust who will tell you when you're wrong. You'll note it's almost impossible not to have that somewhere in your life. When you're alone, when you're venting, when you're trapped...
by Amake
17 Nov 2016, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

A digression into Trump's anti-democracy and the danger he poses to everyone who's not just like him. I can see that doesn't interest you at all, so I guess I'll leave you to your important business then.
by Amake
17 Nov 2016, 07:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

The reason we overlook Clinton's faults is that she's much less likely to try to recreate Saudi Arabia as closely as possible than Trump is. It's about taking a firm stance against fascism. They're not "both bad in their own ways", not if you have any concern for human rights or women's pe...
by Amake
17 Nov 2016, 05:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

Well, no one's going to find Trump guilty of crimes against humanity unless maybe after he actually commits them so I guess it doesn't matter at all to you that he explicitly promised to. But I'm confused about your hardline stance on Clinton then; has Saudi Arabia been found guilty of sexual assaul...
by Amake
16 Nov 2016, 16:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

I have not seen any footage of little girls squirming and looking scared while Clinton or Kennedy struggle to hold them down and kiss them, but no, it would not be okay with me and I can't guess why you'd think it was in question or what it has to do with surviving president-elect Trump.
by Amake
16 Nov 2016, 14:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

Well, every one of the items in that meters long list is sourced to one or more news sites. But I'd like to ask, you're okay with Trump talking and acting the way he does as long as it can't be proven to break the law? And then only in regard to making women and little girls uncomfortable? You have ...
by Amake
16 Nov 2016, 13:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

Are you referring to Trump himself alleging his violation of women, or Trump's own allegations of promising to violate like half of the human rights if elected? I 'm not aware he's under trial for either one. There is the problem with fraud, of course. But let's not be sidetracked with all his faili...
by Amake
16 Nov 2016, 12:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

For starters, if you have ever had a ride in or had any goods transported by a car that runs on oil, you have done so with the support of Saudi Arabia. But that's beside the point. If you had one person with ties to a far away country with an atrocious human rights record and treatment of women and ...
by Amake
15 Nov 2016, 20:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Share your Art with the world!
Replies: 1858
Views: 89020

Re: Share your Art with the world!

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Title: "Untouched".
I was pretty surprised how well the mood and the colors turned out here. Also surprised to find those people there in my landscape. I'm curious what their story is.
by Amake
11 Nov 2016, 19:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite moments of desert bus past
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Your favorite moments of desert bus past

Personally, I think it was year 7, I won a giveaway for a Patrick Rothfuss book and was so sleep deprived I kept rambling about something in chat totally oblivious to half the chat and most of the stream saying my name for like two minutes. In the end I regifted the book when I realized it wasn't &q...
by Amake
10 Nov 2016, 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17524

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

Meanwhile, I've started this journal of hate crimes since yesterday so I don't forget anything. It's filling up pretty reliably.
by Amake
07 Nov 2016, 12:36
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Help me gamify all these emotions!
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: Help me gamify all these emotions!

Boy, how tired was I when any of this seemed like a good idea? Let's say no more of this thread while I simplify a lot of things.
by Amake
06 Nov 2016, 18:47
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Help me gamify all these emotions!
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Help me gamify all these emotions!

So I'm going to try making a simple game about relationships in a small rural village. The idea I have for making a conversation simulator where you can switch between controlling both characters involved is to give the player character a limited number of general-purpose dialogue options and then y...
by Amake
09 Sep 2016, 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Codes of Conduct
Replies: 59
Views: 4548

Re: Codes of Conduct

Here's a quick guide to avoiding slurs that hurt people you have no intention of hurting: Step 1: Think about what the words you use mean, what you mean by using them and what people you talk to may think you mean. That's it. Especially be careful with words that hold negative meaning to you. Insult...

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