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#1 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

@milkman said:

@hatking said:

This whole thing really just feels like a way for a corporation to own a singer instead of having a person with that pesky free will. I hate being the old man, but I just don't get the appeal.

I'm not sure if it makes you an old man. I could totally see where you're coming from. Record labels notoriously don't like treating their artists like humans so why not bypass all that by just dealing with an artist that isn't human at all? Disgruntled musician doesn't want to go on tour again? Well, let's just replace them with a robot who won't whine.

But is eliminating the human factor really a bad thing? I mean, it's nice to have a singer my niece can listen to that isn't going to have a breakdown or start yelling racial slurs or do cocaine and wreck cars into shit. Not until vocaloids get a lot more advanced, anyways.

#2 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

It's not news because certain crowds don't want it to be news, mostly.

#3 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

I think it's a totally understandable thing to say. These days it's safer to not have a character than to attempt a character and do a poor job, and what qualifies as a poor job in the first place is going to vary wildly between different people; someone is undoubtedly going to take issue with something. If I were a developer I'd be more afraid of getting on certain people's shit lists than I would be worried about the actual quality of the game at this point.

That said, I'd say you just write a female character exactly the same as you write a male character and vice versa. We're all humans, we've all got the same emotional bullshit going on, just write whatever feels right. If you try to write someone realistically, i.e. you're not writing them as someone with no purpose but to be loved or loathed, it'll probably come out in a relatively alright spot anyhow.

#4 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

I can't participate but wish you all the best of luck regardless. Hopefully there'll be a Kanji in the bracket to bend you punks in my stead.

#5 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

That new trailer actually looks pretty rad. The Metalbender clan looks pretty cool (those uniforms remind me of something out of Gundam and I'm really loving the look of them), and mechs are always fun. Not a fan of the new airbender flightsuit thingies, but whatever, I'll totally check in and see how it's going from time to time. Maybe Mako will die this season. I can hope.

#6 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@make_me_mad: Are you claiming that getting hit by a car traveling at 25mph/40kph cannot be fatal. You are aware that the laws of physics dictate that when metal hit flesh, flesh losses.

as per your other point. I think it was more to do with getting past the censors then showing the kid being dragged under the car and having his innards do some art on the road while it's trying to stop.

Fair warning, I accidentally flagged your post trying to hit quote. Mostly it's just absurd to me that the kid died from getting hit by a car that was moving so frigging slow, and more importantly being hit by a car which IMMEDIATELY ceased moving when it touched the kid's father, who was in midair and shielding him from the impact. There are plenty of bloodless ways to show a believable automobile accident, and the way they went with involved having a car hit them with less force than your average opening door. I refuse to believe that the only choices they had were a gory splattershow or the absurdity they put on screen. A cutaway without showing the impact itself would have been a drastic improvement over what they went with.

Honestly, a better way to do it? Just say that the car totally did knock Ethan out, but that it was actually Ethan who killed Jason; maybe his muscles spasmed when he got hit and he snapped the kid's neck, maybe he landed weird and caused the injuries that killed him, whatever. It'd give his wife a much better reason to hate him, at the very least.

#7 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

Here's a link to Emma Watson giving a speech about Gender Equality that I pretty much wholeheartedly agree with and talking about something that it constantly pisses me off when it gets ignored- specifically that gender stereotypes have fucked up men and boys on a lot of levels and yet they're mocked and ridiculed for speaking out about it.

"Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society despite my needing his presence as a child as much as my mother’s.

I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.

We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.

If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.

Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals.

If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.

I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too—reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves."

#8 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

@juno500 said:

@make_me_mad said:

For the record, I hadn't read pretty much any of the posts in this thread and just posted some random thoughts I'd had with all the stuff going on over the last few weeks. Wasn't talking about you. Literally didn't know you existed. That said, considering you just got defensive about something that wasn't directed at you, maybe you can understand where the people getting bitey about all those GAMERS ARE DEAD articles are coming from?

If it wasn't directed at me, then fine, but given that you addressed something I had recently made a post on, can't you understand why I would think you were responding to me?

If it was a coincidence, fair enough. But I don't see why you wouldn't think of it as a reasonable make.

Oh no, I totally get that. Coincidences happen, and honestly I've been avoiding this thread for a while just because every time people have tried to talk about this in the past, I think of something I really wanna say and then the thread ends up deleted before/just after I make the post. Which is a bummer. So this time I just fired off something I've been wanting to say for a while and didn't really bother thinking about it again after the fact. That said, you're still allowed to get offended by it, if you feel like you're included in what I was referring to originally, i.e. people who are telling other people what they should and shouldn't be offended by.

#9 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

@juno500 said:

@make_me_mad said:

A lot of the defense of those "Gamers are dead!" articles that I see happens to come from people saying that they're gamers, and they didn't get offended, so it's clearly okay. The argument of "It didn't personally offend me so everyone who did take offense is overreacting" has never been a good one, and in fact it's an argument that's been widely derided whenever it's used, but I guess for this particular issue it's totally okay, right? There was a time when people got in trouble on these very forums for trying to tell people what they were and weren't allowed to be offended by, but it looks like those days may have passed.

Did I say you weren't allowed to be offended? I don't think I did. If you feel offended by that, go ahead. Doesn't mean I can't say it's ridiculous.

Also, Erik Kain is an opportunistic hack. Back when Mass Effect 3 came out, he wrote a glowing review that might as well have been written by an EA PR guy. Then when he saw the public reaction, he jumped on the chance to get clicks by criticizing the ending nonstop. It was obvious pandering an enraged group looking for anybody to support their voice. Really, I felt the same way about all the Forbes gaming writers.

Also, I find a lot of GGers refer to gaming journalists as glorified bloggers in a pejorative sense, so I find it strange that they're upset when it's referred to somebody who's supported their viewpoint.

For the record, I hadn't read pretty much any of the posts in this thread and just posted some random thoughts I'd had with all the stuff going on over the last few weeks. Wasn't talking about you. Literally didn't know you existed. That said, considering you just got defensive about something that wasn't directed at you, maybe you can understand where the people getting bitey about all those GAMERS ARE DEAD articles are coming from?

#10 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

@sammo21 said:

I agree with what you're saying, but like @therealnelsk said it was a relevant topic...just maybe not to the extent it was taken.

Yeah I agree as well. I just want Brad to be a little less of a bummer. Unlike @make_me_mad, I've reached a point where those thoughts have been perfectly attuned into the most horrible fear imaginable at my current age, more horrible than the previously-horrible fear it used to be that I thought couldn't get worse. I doubt I'm alone, too. The solution is of course "dude, don't think about it, then." Well, yeah, I was trying! Until Brad mentioned it.

To clarify, I'm still totally terrified of dying on a personal level, but knowing that all of humanity is gonna die off anyways takes some of the sting out. Like, if I happen to die and someone finds some embarrassing page open on a web browser or my hidden, dark history of writing romance fanfiction comes to light post-mortem, I don't have to worry about my tarnished reputation because something will inevitably scourge the planet clean.