Animasta's forum posts

#1 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

Personally what bothers me is people that get offended and immediately go on the offensive and automatically assumes the offender is racist/misogynistic/homophobic etc... which you certainly fall under at times.

There are ways to tell people that certain words in certain context can be offensive and automatically assuming the worst about a person's character is not the right way.

I haven't done that in a year, I admit that was a problem but I have stopped doing that

#2 Edited by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@JasonR86 said:

But I also think you might be hoping for a level of discourse that these forums, or any forum really, won't allow for.

I don't know. I've had some pretty cool discussions on this site (albeit limited by my own idiocy), so it's not entirely that. Besides, that's not gonna help things. Wouldn't such an attitude create a sense of apathy that would definitely worsen these problems?

if I can reach out to one person it's all worth it

also cis is not offensive guys, it's the opposite of trans which is also not offensive

also also tranny is offensive and so is cunt but we can use that too because vinny made a funny joke once or something

also also also I don't care about people attacking me honestly, because my health is bad enough that I try to take stuff like that in stride (this topic was made because I wondered what people thought of it, nothing more).

edit: ALSO ALSO ALSO ALSO I'm really not that mad I don't know why people think I am, just disappointed (though not surprised)

#3 Edited by Animasta (14692 posts) -

this is a response to that hitman topic obviously, but there's a larger issue here; people not looking at things from others' perspectives.

Like, if I had to guess, most of the people here are:

straight

white

PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT OF THE TRANSSEXUAL PERSUASION

male

Nothing wrong with that! I'm not trying to blame those people whom fall under this umbrella, and I'm not saying that people who don't fall under this umbrella don't do this either. but there is a large contingent of people saying "well, don't be offended at this terrible fucking thing!". It's easy not to be offended when it doesn't personally offend YOU. Do I get super offended at gay people being called that word we are not to say? Not nearly as much; I do, but not to a point where I would get super fucking mad about it. However, I do understand why it's so terrible and I can sympathize with the pain it can bring (I like how we can say tranny all we want and people on this site have even said such a thing though hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa).

However, what can I say to a straight white man that really offends him because of those attributes? cracker, honky? breeder, het scum? prick? Do these words legitimate offend any of you? I mean it's a difference if you're a white man in like china or somethin. It's like, how about you try and look from different perspectives before saying "don't be offended", because for some it can be very hard not to be; and for some it is very easy. Some people are more emotional than others and are offended more easily.

and those slippery slope arguments are fun too! "Well if they take out this offensive dialogue and then they'll tkae this slightly less offensive dialogue out and soon all we'll have is PONG!" or fucking whatever. Honestly, I don't care if a character is personally transphobic; just don't make that out to be a good thing, or at the very least make it relevant to the story. Don't just throw in a "HAHA THAT NPC WANTED TO GET WITH THAT GIRL BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY A DUDE" That is not only offensive, it is also a terrible joke and literally has no purpose. There was mildly transphobic dialogue in Catherine, at the end, but guess what? I literally never complained about that because it was relevant to the story, it was done tastefully all the way up until then, and it was not immediately hateful. It made sense. but some were offended by it, and i respected their opinion.

All I'm saying, is there are many different types of people on this earth; try considering THEIR perspective before telling them they shouldn't be offended.

#4 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

Planescape Torment. I have made it kind of far but mannnnn that game is so old now.

Fallout 1 and 2 too.

#5 Edited by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

@Animasta: Maybe you should go to sleep, you seem to get really pissed off over something that isn't worth it. Sure it sucks, but really in the end it doesn't change anything or anyone, it wouldn't make the world a better or worse place anyway.

oh I know, I just really hate that argument of "people have the right to be offensive!". just as I have the right to call that argument really really dumb. It's like, not a whole lot of people here care because it's not something they have to deal with and any arguments I get are usually will be "well just stop being offended" which are usually said by straight white guys who (most of the time) have literally nothing to be offended about.

@MikkaQ: not even what I was saying but THANKS for putting words in my mouth. She said "I'm a dude!" That's literally the exact opposite of what a MtF transsexual is.

#6 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Animasta said:

@KillerClaw said:

Please, keep your "I'm offended by something that effects me in no way" attitude away from video games. You are encouraging censorship that does nothing but stifle creativity. "Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me", is exactly the point I'm trying to get across. You have every right to not play the game because you are uncomfortable about it, but complaining and claiming it shouldn't be in the game is just selfish.

oh yeah? than what does it bring to the game. How does it enhance your play experience. that gamefaq post could easily have been changed to "Oh yeah, I have herpes" which would have made her equally undesirable (way more so in fact) without being offensive.

also you will notice that I never said anything that said others shouldn't play it because of this.

also also this isn't creativity this is the fucking offensive shit that's been around since the 80's.

I'd rather be deeply offended than horribly censored. Can you say "Hay's Code"?

Also, wouldn't that be offensive to people with herpes?

do you think the people with herpes want herpes? I think they will agree that having herpes fucking sucks.

also there was plenty of shit, even in that QL, that was way less offensive and just as nasty (that lady berating that dude over the phone). so it's not like by taking this out they make this game the most unoffensive game ever made.

also is the reason you'd rather be deeply offended because you don't really have something like this you can be offended about?

#7 Edited by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@KillerClaw said:

Please, keep your "I'm offended by something that effects me in no way" attitude away from video games. You are encouraging censorship that does nothing but stifle creativity. "Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me", is exactly the point I'm trying to get across. You have every right to not play the game because you are uncomfortable about it, but complaining and claiming it shouldn't be in the game is just selfish.

oh yeah? than what does it bring to the game. How does it enhance your play experience. that gamefaq post could easily have been changed to "Oh yeah, I have herpes" which would have made her equally undesirable (way more so in fact) without being offensive.

also you will notice that I never said anything that said others shouldn't play it because of this.

also also this isn't creativity this is the fucking offensive shit that's been around since the 80's.

#8 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

I am outraged and demand more progress. I will write my respective senator

sorry for wanting to not have offensive and stereotype perpetuating characters represent me in video games, I really do apologize

#9 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

I genuinely respect your contributions to the forums. You're opinionated, but well spoken. That being said:

@Animasta said:

dude what that gamefaqs post if true

Are you drunk? We both know you're better than that.

I'm tired shut up D:

#10 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

oh gosh, I knew this at some point in my life (like 5 months ago when the game came out) but now I would just try to have at least one demon that has healing as a racial skill and once you get there have recarm on at least one person, hopefully two.