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@sombre: This is clearly like some SEO manipulation thread judging by replies that are now deleted, I reported it yesterday when it popped up. I dont know if "flag" a topic or post is the same as the old report system though. Used to be they would be deleted straight away, but maybe its a different system.

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At this stage it's a vote on whether you want a democratic republic, or god knows how many more years of Trumps.

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it must feel like the userbase is effectively a rando hanging out over one's shoulder, incessantly commenting on one's work

Precisely this. It's why I generally have a big issue with people backseat gaming in the chats of streams without being specifically asked for advice. Abby's initial Resident Evil streams were AWFUL for that and sometimes users were getting downright nasty, petty and insulting. Like the constant moaning about her using too much ammo when it had no bearing on her finishing the game whatsoever. Just relax and enjoy the stream and have fun talking with each other.

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CCG's are great for this. Slay the Spire, Monster Train, and Legends of runeterra if you fancy a bit of pvp action.

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For fucks sake, let the man have his fun. I really, really hope he doesnt stop doing things the way he wants to because of a minority of the audience moaning about it.

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#6  Edited By splodge

@prince_of_space: I have read them and they are indeed amazing. Mervyn Peake was a masterful writer. The story is somewhat surreal and obtuse but the world he builds within the books is incredible. Absolutely great books.

I would recommend the Bakker books to anyone, but be prepared for some extreme content. The Orc equivalent is a sort of engineered beast that craves sexual climax through violence, and there is a lot of violent sexual imagery in the books. The world it is set in is extremely harsh and life is very, very cheap. If that stuff isnt too much for you, they are honestly I think up there with the best fantasy books ever written.

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I have an issue in that I just finished the R Scott Bakker AspectEmperor books and now I cant read fantasy anymore. It is all so trite, by the numbers, and fucking boring and predictable. Bakker has to be one of the greatest writers in the genre ever. I cant find anything else that remotely touches his work. I have started and stopped four or five different series since then and they have all been the same terrible bullshit.

I am kind of pissed off about it as I LOVE fantasy but have seen the sun now and cant go back. Any recommendations for fantasy that is not shlocky shite? I understand shlocky shite is sometimes exactly what people want, and it sells, but Jesus I am tired of it. (Note I have read the Malazan books, GOT, wheel of time, Gene wolfe already).

Edit - sorry if this whole thing comes off as a bit elitist, it's just that those books are that fucking good. It has ruined fantasy for me. They are that good.

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Yes, much thankulations! I need at least one place to be a collection of rational empathetic humans in the swirling chaos shit show that is now any kind of social media. It genuinely means a lot.

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Someone posted the other day somewhere that if there was an issue with a batch of actual bad apples that poisoned and killed lets say, 30 people, all apples would immediately be recalled, and tested for poison. All new apples would be tested to make sure they don't have the poison, and then a new, safe apple would be released into the market that did the job of an apple but didn't needlessly kill people.

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It's an adult podcast for adults. You would not watch pornography with your children in the room, or watch an excessively violent film. If there is r-rated language on the podcast, treat it the same as that. Also, some times the subject matter is r-rated, even without swearing. What do you do when they talk about drugs? Or sex? Or violence in general? Swearing should be the least of your concerns.

I don't think children should be listening to the podcast at all.

Also, some have said that swearing adds nothing. That's their opinion, which is fine. But my opinion is that it 100 percent adds something of value, and I quite enjoy a well timed swear. It's a part of life and is how people talk. The cadence of language can be expertly punctuated with well timed swear words. I dont have kids, so why should I be deprived of that natural flow because someone else does? Removing swearing would, in my opinion, take something away from my experience.

Edit - I understand that removing swears completely isn't what the OP is asking for, but any stifling of their natural cadence would have a similar effect. Can you imagine Jeff trying to reduce his FUCKS? It would be insincere and terrible.