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by MattAn
10 Oct 2013, 19:23
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

Exactly. It would be fundamentally the same if the genders were swapped. But it so rarely ever is swapped. Which puts the lie to the claim that it has to be a male protagonist and a female love interest, because that's what makes sense in the context of the story. Because if that were the primary r...
by MattAn
10 Oct 2013, 18:04
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

It's not a binary, for which the only two choices are "Damsel plots everywhere" and "Damsel plots nowhere". If you were to say "I think people driving 200mph through city streets are a problem" and I respond "What, so all cars should be stationary? Is that really ...
by MattAn
09 Oct 2013, 20:03
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

If a person is an idiot, they're an idiot because they're an idiot, not because of their gender. However, I think there are some social (I want to make this clear, not inherent) factors that affect men and women differently (due to the way that other people within the culture treat them and react t...
by MattAn
09 Oct 2013, 18:34
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

A'yup. This is pretty much what I mean. Definitely circling around the same stuff. I don't think she should be doing any gay/transgender content though, Duckay.. That wasn't my point. :/ Just saying there's much more than just issues of women in games, etc. In that case, I admit, I'm confused. What...
by MattAn
09 Oct 2013, 17:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Loading Ready Run Kickstarter
Replies: 742
Views: 23167

Re: The Loading Ready Run Kickstarter

WiiPlay Shirts Idea: The final final episode of Season 11 is "The Great WiiPlay Bonfire of 2014". Lest We Forgets.
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 23:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Turner's twin
Replies: 402
Views: 9325

Re: James Turner's twin

James Turner beats paper, which beats rock. And also scissors.
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 22:58
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

The best Anita can do is keep the controversy going so that everybody else gives the issue some intelligent thought, which I don't think she's capable of providing. She's the catalyst to an end, if you will. Not this many people would be worked up on the issue were she not around to point it out. B...
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 22:20
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

I should clarify something. Yes, that above ranty post was written in the middle of the night/very early morning. I get ranty. I apologise. But this whole thing is an incredibly touchy subject and so very confusing . The only reason I mention the contradictory nature of this "cause" is bec...
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YEAH! FUNDED KICKSTARTER!
Replies: 37
Views: 1653

Re: YEAH! FUNDED KICKSTARTER!

A'yup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWifOgqsPQ

Also I missed those live streams.. I'll have to find replays later some time D:

WHAT IS BUS. BABY DON'T CRASH ME. DON'T CRASH ME. BILL, NO.
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 07:21
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

So.. I skimmed through the thread since I table-flipped and gave up.. And.. Yep, I'm still pretty much agreeing with Lord Hosk. Before I continue, I should also add, regarding the point raised that Anita "may not have actually played the games for compiling her own footage".. Wasn't that, ...
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 06:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The General Chat thread
Replies: 6647
Views: 186790

Re: The General Chat thread

So.. I'm back or whatever? *sets party streamers and tiny fireworks off* Woo.

Now. What have I missed from the last.. Oh.. 2-3 months (probably). In detail. With illustrations.
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 06:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YEAH! FUNDED KICKSTARTER!
Replies: 37
Views: 1653

Re: YEAH! FUNDED KICKSTARTER!

I done throwed mah monies real hard, sir! Best damn $250 I ever spent! Because reasons.

Also Foxmar your avatar what is even.
by MattAn
08 Oct 2013, 06:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The LoadingReadyRun Podcast Party for One
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: The LoadingReadyRun Podcast Party for One

Wait a minute.. SARCASM!? ON MY INTERNET? (It's more likely than you think!)
by MattAn
11 Jul 2013, 12:12
Forum: LRRcast
Topic: LRRcast for 2013-06-14
Replies: 36
Views: 4706

Re: LRRcast for 2013-06-14

James or Kathleen (talking about StripSearch): Nobody wants to watch an hour long video on YouTube! ...Uh... This LRRcast was 57 minutes. Jus' sayin', youse guuuuuys. I'm not much of a StripSearch fan either, but even still. =P Also, I find the lack of Labyrinth in the "old nostalgic movies&quo...
by MattAn
07 Jun 2013, 04:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

First of all, comedy isn't funny to everyone but some people will always find certain things funny. That's okay. HOWEVER, there are A LOT of things that just are not funny at all, and rape is one of them. Violent crimes are not funny. That is why people get so offended. Have I laughed at Holocaust ...
by MattAn
07 Jun 2013, 03:56
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

Because every goddamn game and it's damned iOS spinoff is about that. I'm going to have to stop right there, Matthew. Every is a very extreme, hyperbolic claim. It's also blatantly untrue. As for the Mithra character creation, they're fucking cats . Cats are playful. Holy shit, dude. Fanservice is ...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 18:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?
Replies: 236
Views: 4766

Re: Who should play the Twelfth Doctor?

Oh, we're including dead people, now? Cool: Orson Welles. Or maybe Leslie Nielsen. ...You realise I posted a completely nonsensical one a page or so ago, right? Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen Last I checked, dude died years ago. 11 May 1720 – 22 February 1797. Make that decades. Centurie...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 18:14
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Tropes vs Women Ep.2
Replies: 339
Views: 17469

Re: Tropes vs Women Ep.2

Are games not a reflection of society? Do they not influence society? Imagining that games in some magical microcosm where they are free from both responsibility and independent of the environment in which it's created is foolish to the extreme. Is it fair to say No, games aren't a reflection of so...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Menswear
Replies: 1897
Views: 51999

Re: Menswear

That's more than fair enough. I just mean.. Why does it matter what other people wear? How is that part of the hobby, I mean? I honestly never liked the whole "Fashion Police" thing for awards shows and such too. All the "Who wore it best?" nonsense.. It tends to irk me. What som...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

That was part of my point when I said it was self-perpetuating; those people who buy into this stuff make the jokes, which normalizes it for people who were perhaps halfway there, and so it goes in turn. Comedy like this is a symptom, and a part of the problem, but neither the cause nor the whole p...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 16:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

Just as a note, Duckay, my apologies, I wasn't directing my entire post solely at you. :3 Just as an overall post. As I've stated before, that's on the individual for saying/believing stupid things as fact. Chris Hardwick had a joke on his first hour special in which he talks about Nasonex (a nasal ...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 16:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

The thing is, it's not an active process. It's not "X told a rape joke / sexist joke / whatever, I now believe in those things". It's more that hearing those jokes innoculates people to them, and therefore primes them not to take things as seriously. This is missing a few words "And ...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 16:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

So, does hearing rape jokes lead people to rape? Well, that is difficult to assess, as it would require scientists to allow people to get raped (which is relatively unethical… depending on your predisposed attitudes towards rape). However, several studies have shown that appreciation of sexist joke...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 15:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

What about when Tommy Tiernan or Billy Connolly get in trouble for their jokes? You can only say that you don't have that perception, *not* that it doesn't exist. And anyway, you've made multiple references to various comedians being douchey or similar because of their jokes. What if they're just e...
by MattAn
05 Jun 2013, 15:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: Rape Jokes: Still A Problem

Jokes delivered by a comedian are perceived to reflect the views of the comedian Sorry, but all of the nope. Very common misconception. People who actually pay attention to how stand-up comedians work on their craft is so much of it is exaggerated and blended . As an example, Wil Anderson has state...

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