posted ago by Skywise ago by Skywise +60 / -0

So I've been ripping my DVDs to a media server as well as going to used book stores and adding to the collection just so I can stop funding all this woke nonsense. From a technical standpoint its all cool and fun and I've been sharing my story with various friends (omitting the 'woke' part because many of these guys are all part of the facebook consciousness 'Landru, save us')

From 3 separate people at 3 separate times now - my talking about just using my own library for streaming purposes rather than pay the fee has led to them responding, exactly word for word, "I subscribe to Disney+ because I can't afford to buy all those Disney movies" like it's some sort of hypnotic suggestion. (and I don't even bring up Disney+, just streaming services in general)

Certainly that's true if you buy the discs new - but if you get them off of EBay or a used book store you can pick up most Disney movies on bluray for under $10 and DVD for usually $5! So, yeah, you've got some costs up front if you're a BIG Disney fan of yore but the media is YOURS, can't be edited for content behind your back and you'll always have access to it (and will eventually recoup the cost)

I had a friend last night (that spurred on this rant) then go on to say that he watched "The Black Hole" and "The Apple Dumpling Gang" which he would've never seen if he didn't have D+ - As if he's justifying the $90/year price tag to himself by saying he's watching movies he couldn't be bothered to watch without it? Don't get me wrong - I'm a spend your money as you see fit kinda guy. But none of my friends were touting how GREAT D+ was... they were all grudgingly defending their monthly tithes to the mouse (I have it because it'd be more expensive to not have it) and, more importantly, using the same verbiage...

Just an odd Sunday morning note...

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AnotherSchwarzesMark 3 points ago +3 / -0

About Proton: Lutris just works fine, no? Not really proton as it is but wine works pretty well. I've run a couple games I've owned and "owned for a while now through lutris.

And I feel like the same argument has been had about anime. I've only ever owned the source material of a series I particularly enjoy(say Junji Ito's work or Jojo) but never actually subbed to a streaming service like Crunchyroll to see the shows. There, it always was at least to me the argument about price(depending on where you live you get more than just gourged) or the morale.

I like to support the creators of a show I really enjoy but I can't with good conscience support someone who just bought the license and uses it to bleed the anime community dry. And the streaming services I don't support because they're often times just wokies who wanna change anime(looking at you fanimation) or make woke garbo(looking at you crunchyroll). On top fo that their service sucks last I checked, no connection to anime list websites, would be a huge boon and already is with apps like Tachiyomi for manga and finally tons of series not licensed in my region etc.

So I buy the manga/LN/whatever and watch the show in other ways.