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Gideon-Syme 14 points ago +14 / -0

For everyone who says “I want a return to moderate liberalism”, just know that the ACLU are a textbook example of what ‘moderate liberalism’ was meant to accomplish. All 20th century leftist organizations were created by Marxists to push Marxist goals. Either admit that you want that ideology, or abandon it, but stop wishing for just a piece of it.

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Gideon-Syme 1 point ago +3 / -2

Absolutely midwit tier statement. Of course people know that’s what the issue is about. It’s the very fact that both sides are arguing different things that makes it so vitriolic; this isn’t some amazing piece of wisdom. The fact that neither side is responding to the argument of the other is because to do so would be to make the issue about that question. If leftists actually acknowledged that the question of life and conception was an element in the abortion debate, then they lose their massive fear mongering tool of ‘le handmaids tale is coming!’

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Gideon-Syme 12 points ago +16 / -4

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “Impossible1 was right again.”

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Gideon-Syme 5 points ago +5 / -0

New favorite Internet law is that “Occasionally progressives will reverse engineer heathy sexual behavior and then act like they’ve discovered Atlantis”

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Gideon-Syme 9 points ago +9 / -0

Bioshock Infinite is massively overrated in general. The story breaks away from the key elements of the other games, which is CHOICE. Your actions had an impact on previous games, but you can do absolutely nothing to alter Infinite. It’s a narrative downgrade for a series that delivered the Andrew Ryan moment. Also, Infinite’s dimension hopping is way too convoluted and makes all of your actions kind of irrelevant. Why should I give a shit about the world I just jumped too that has entirely different people?

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Gideon-Syme 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Witcher books are the only ones I’ve ever read that had sex scenes that didn’t feel entirely gratuitous, and even then they weren’t graphically detailed.

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Gideon-Syme 1 point ago +1 / -0

Super mutant? So now we have to deal with FEV?!?

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Gideon-Syme 2 points ago +2 / -0

On a side note, some of the cultural side effects are super interesting. For example, when I taught at a camp in China for awhile, many kids were dealing with having siblings. They had no cultural way of dealing with it. For example, in the states there are TONS of books that are like ‘big brother and baby sister’ kind of stuff, that help to give context for what siblings should do. Shows and movies will usually have sibling relationships. China doesn’t have this for obvious (state sponsored media) reasons. So more kids will be extremely culturally jarring at this point.

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Gideon-Syme 21 points ago +22 / -1

Neither is complaining about ‘tradcucks’ and the ‘global conspiracy of women’ and get that doesn’t shut you up.

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Gideon-Syme 9 points ago +9 / -0

Probably shouldn’t be eating your own shit. Eat a neighbor’s instead.

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Gideon-Syme 5 points ago +5 / -0

Too little too late. Maybe if he hadn’t been working hand in glove to cause half the population to be treated with absolute contempt then maybe I’d have a shred of respect for him. But he did. So he can shut up and enjoy the kickbacks he got.

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Gideon-Syme 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. There was very little messaging going on, just exploration and storytelling within the Discworld. Resulted in a pretty nice balance, where you can both recognize that vampires shouldn’t modernize, but also see that you don’t need to hate golems. A special blend.

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Gideon-Syme 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pratchett’s characters are all surprisingly ‘conservative’ in many ways. Both Weatherwax and Vimes continually lament many of the changes of the world forced on them. In addition, I’d argue that most of the changes that DO happen in the world mostly line up with a democratization (moving from aristocracy to more accessible power and mobility) and not the usual progressive movements.

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Gideon-Syme 9 points ago +9 / -0

Ah. Well then, I hope my memory failed me on their origins, cause this makes me sad to see.

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Gideon-Syme 6 points ago +6 / -0

If I recall their history correctly, the Tolkien Society actually got their blessing from Tolkien originally, and even got his agreement to be honorary club president in perpetuity. So there could be a legit reason they’d want to ensure recognizability.

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Gideon-Syme 9 points ago +9 / -0

I’ve seen this exact chart in a Masters level education course, being held as an ‘excellent example of how to introduce students to considering gender identity’. I think that’s an even worse context to see it tbh.

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Gideon-Syme 17 points ago +17 / -0

You are actually delusional if you think China has a cabal of feminists running it. They will literally dumpster baby girls; I’d figure that you’d get off on their actions if anything.

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Gideon-Syme 1 point ago +1 / -0

On a related note, I am always so BORED by the ‘matriarch’ societies they make. You’d figure a true matriarchy would have very different values and be aligned towards particularly feminine virtues. Instead it’s always a normal society but with women in charge. There’s no imagination.

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Gideon-Syme 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’ve been meaning to get into the Yakuza games, so I’ll have to be sure to grab one then.

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Gideon-Syme 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pyre is great. Gameplay is a change up from their normal style; it honestly feels the most experimental of their games, but the story is pretty well written and the characters are all pretty endearing. Good stuff.

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