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Kweebecker 13 points ago +13 / -0

Yeah. "Trans-ness" in fantasy needs to be a completely different animal, often at allegory-level only, and they treat it like some dystopian version of the real world.

Everything in a fantasy or sci-fi setting inherently comes with a "why?" question. Why is this? Why isn't that?

While every aspect of a character isn't necessarily meant to move the story along, it should still explain the world and setting in some way. A person has a metal arm? Either explain how they got it, or how the tech is important, or otherwise, it isn't important to note. A guy wants to have sex as a female version of himself but is unable to? Why is this plot point relevent? Does it imply some key limitations of the setting's magi/tech? Is it a serious personal character flaw that the immediate solution is readily accessible, but he doesn't want to use it?

It's never about the presence of these characters, it's about the why they exist, narrative-wise. If a wave of a wand and a "Phallus phantasmus" resolves the problem, then why is there a problem? If they DID solve the problem that way ages ago, then why is it still a problem now? Why is a prior issue brought up? Prior issues are brought up as Chekov's Guns. How does long-prior gential dismorphia map onto future critical plot devices and developments? I've yet to see a show that answers these things.

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Kweebecker 3 points ago +3 / -0

The at-risk should be free to do as they will, with the ACCURATE knowledge of the risks involved.

If an at-risk person wishes to be at risk, that is their prerogative.

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Kweebecker 4 points ago +4 / -0

Do not forget A Modest Proposal was not lambasting the state of society so much as the reaction to the state of society.

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Kweebecker 13 points ago +13 / -0

A friendly correction: I have heard the term "niggerfaggot" used in university by a drunken black man well into two decades back, and not uncommonly either. It predates VOAT by multiple US presidents worth of time.

Your existence is hodgepodge internet culture and should be updated to reality specs.

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Kweebecker 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Job's done, boss."

-"This says that black people use racist words all the time."

"Hey boss, all I do it make the algorithm and tell it to flag use of the n-word."

-"Could you maybe NOT make it flag black people saying it? We know they have different rules because of their... racial difficulties."

"Lemme check, boss... Algorithm says you're racist for wanting them treated differently."

-"THAT ALGORITHM IS TRANSMISOGYRACIST!"

"Not my fault, it's the algorithm."

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Kweebecker 3 points ago +3 / -0

People often want directly contradictory things. I want to be fit, but also eat lots of desserts. Alas, I cannot have my cake and eat it too. Desiring a self-contradictory concept is a fine dream, make lots of fiction about it, but people need to know that it is, in fact, fiction.

If you want a woman who sleeps with you on the first date, don't expect a woman to be a virgin on her bridal night. In fact, don't even expect a virgin on the first date. You want a woman who is into the weird stuff? Then don't expect a woman who is pure and innocent. If she comes onto men a minute before meeting you, she's going to come onto men a minute after meeting you.

A sexually-open, loyal, experimental, attractive, approaching-you-but-not-approaching-others virgin does not exist. Period. Or even without periods, that applies to men too, so you'd think men would recognize it.

Really, it showcases the lack of logic in men when it comes to the mating game, that they can hold these ideas and not immediately discard them as self-contradictory.

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Kweebecker 21 points ago +21 / -0

So... Another tax on the poor.

Just like how you can't use land borders, but air borders are A-OK, to ensure the rich overlords can do whatever they want, while they ruin the lives of the common class.

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Kweebecker 13 points ago +13 / -0

I am not the healthiest person, by any measure. But when I look at this walking drain on medical resources, I feel like a goddamn chad meme. Look at me, I only have one chin! I got to wonder, how the hell this spheroid of a human approximation managed to not get a heart attack long enough to finish a TV interview.

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Kweebecker 36 points ago +36 / -0

So things like "black lives matter"? It is irrevocably tied to being AGAINST the concept of "blue lives matter", a pro-police stance, meaning the statement "black lives matter" is a statement of anti-law-enforcement.

Whelp, off to report the RCMP to the RCMP. Clearly, there's no way for this to go wrong.

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Kweebecker 36 points ago +36 / -0

You know, he's right. We have African superheroes, American superheroes, Canadian and Mexican superheroes, Asian, British, Egyptian, even Australian superheroes... But I don't think I can remember any Italian superheroes in any major titles.

We need Italian Spiderman, for diversity. That'll revive the entire industry, I'm sure.

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Kweebecker 2 points ago +2 / -0

Best we can do is a Critical Drinker rant and a half-in-the-bag screamy-drunk review.

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Kweebecker 1 point ago +2 / -1

Title incorrect. This is what comes up when you search for "Merry christmas not happ..." [continued], as per the base of the screenshot of the phone, an inference would be that would finish as "happy holidays", thus prompting an auto response about the two topics, but it could be even more keywords beyond that as well.

Do not fake news, my friend whose name is synonymous with "publisher of fake news".

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Kweebecker 7 points ago +7 / -0

Children need women

Fun fact, that was actually a feminist propaganda bit over a century ago, back in its nascence. Prior to that, in divorce and in child custodianship, it would often default to the men, who were expected to be gainfully employed, educated in some skill, and socially adjusted, and thus able to raise and support children. The whole "women are the primary caregivers and can feed off of divorce and child support payments" narrative is actually a somewhat recent one, for historical values of recent.

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Kweebecker 6 points ago +6 / -0

"There is no moral discussion to be had. There is an elemental plane of fire, water, air, and earth, and in the same measure, you can see the map, there is a plane of Good and of Evil, and being there causes you atmospheric effects just like the others. Good and Evil are elements. Some humanoids have minimal fire and lots of water in them. Drow have some Evil in them. Do not campaign for a fire elemental to be more watery."

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Kweebecker 6 points ago +6 / -0

"Dog" is just a "background", not a "species" or even a "race". At least, according to Nu-D&D.

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Kweebecker 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just remember to do it COVID-adherently! Apparently if it is in Peterborough you're gonna need to wear goggles to do any activities.

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Kweebecker 6 points ago +6 / -0

There's a systemic problem with blaming things on systems.

Because you can blame systems without legal ramifications. Systems are made by people, enforced by people, executed by people. But if you point your finger at people, you need "proof", and "proof" doesn't exist, so you might get in trouble. Instead, you can point your finger at the system, and imply that it formed from the aether, out of morning sun and gossamer mist, full of whatever political talking point you need to complain about, and then no one can sue you.

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Kweebecker 11 points ago +11 / -0

Literally every other "reclaiming" or "rebranding" of words goes forth to encourage their use in the general population. "Man", as a pronoun, used by Jamaicans was an active attempt to offset the semi-slur "boy". "Yeah, man." it's their word, you use it, it's all cool.

For something a bit closer phonetically, "Nip" is a slur for the Japanese. Or Nippon-ji, as they would say in their own language. It's literally a shortened version. Give that hard "g" and it's perfectly fine to say, in fact, it's the standard. Word reclaimed.

People gotta stop being racist. A word is either allowed, or not allowed. It can be a naughty word like "fuck" which you shouldn't be saying every other word, but it's still allowed, or not allowed, simply based on social standing, not based on sex or race, like a sexist racist would form language.

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Kweebecker 5 points ago +5 / -0

Smollet putting innocents' lives at risk in order to make some minor amount of personal profit? Say it isn't so!

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Kweebecker 6 points ago +6 / -0

Weird that the fetish occurs in vastly different numbers in situations where great personal profit can be made. But hey, who knows how that pile of fat in the skull works, right?

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