2017 May 24 ~ Jun 17

“Where I live, the federal classification for low income is anyone below ~80k. (This makes sense considering rent/housing prices.)

But to qualify for California state-paid health insurance, your income must be lower than ~10k.”

“How do I know Seth Rich’s death was not a “random act of gun violence?”

Democrats didn’t use it to promote gun control.”

“We are profoundly conflicted as a nation when it comes to housing: we want it to be affordable, but we also want its prices to rise fast enough to be valuable as a financial investment.”

“After the American Civil War, Brazil still had slavery. Should America have waged war against Brazil for engaging in this great moral crime?

Or is it your opinion that enslaving 1,500,000 people is not nearly so bad as a chemical attack that kills about 50?”

“since when is Sony in bed with type moon?”

“Since Aniplex funded Kara no Kyoukai and they realized how much money they can make from it.”

“Aniplex/Sony knew they could make some mad dosh after the success of Kara no Kyoukai, so they bought the right to the Fate franchise and that’s also the reason why previous works are not even mentioned today, like in the anniversary for example.”

“GO is a mistake.
If it wasn’t mobage cashgrab trash it would be worth looking into.”

“i mean for the mostly either only play it because it’s a combination of their like for the nasuverse and any addition that it may add to it + their easy addiction to what is essentially gambling.

All I saw people playing on their phones in Japan for games were either this game, puzzles and dragons, and some weird version of candy crush”

“Sony is looking for something to use as a full cashcow.

Look at their recent movies. They’re all shit.

Anime is the in thing again. May as well go for it.”

“I wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t just Grand Order, and Nasu actually did something else. As it is, he’ll be stuck with that forever.

Fuck gacha and fuck mobile games, waste of all that cool lore.”

“The mobile game is what Nasu calls his will he wants others to inherit after he dies. He doesn’t call your favorite VN or notes like this.”

>the marketing statements say this so it must be true
>never read KT where Nasu is confirmed as The Lying Adult
>doesn’t know he said Extra CCC had all he had left to say with Fate

If FGO ever dries up and he does a Fate reboot, a Prototype VN, or some other big project, he’ll go “this is what I really wanted to write since high school, everything that marked me as a person is in this work”.
With death of the author, it’s obvious from a literary perspective that FSN will always be his most impactful work, regardless of whatever bullshit he comes up with.”

>being this naive and salty
FGO is far more recognizable now in Japan than FSN. Nasu admitted it. Tsukihime isn’t even more recognizable than Melty Blood either.

The future works are all going to be linked to the ground that is more familiar to his fanbase which is FGO, not FSN or Tsukihime (which is a niche VN that is getting a full reboot).”

>Mobage don’t last forever
But what could possibly kill it?”

“The current model of mobage becoming outmoded or enough competition hits to push down profits. FGO is popular now, but something will surpass it down the line and in probably not that short a space of time, it’s a pretty turbulent market after all.”

“FGO is saving Sony Music Branch during a tough time. There’s nothing that Nasu could do that will surpass it. This isn’t a joking matter and isn’t exclusive to Type Moon. Sony fucking CEO has his eyes on the franchise. You think Extella almost 200k odd sales compare to 30-50k million revenue a month for a mobage?”

>That’ll happen eventually.
Mahou was released in 2012.
Shortest TM VN ever. No routes.
Still untranslated
Same for CCC.
This is not 2008 anymore. Fan-translations are dead.”

“ego is biggest cancer in fan-translations
>do not steal our 70% dead translation!
>start from the beginning!

“FGO is supposed to be a huge deal and the next big TM thing. Or raher, it wasn’t, Nasu didn’t intend for it to be huge but it still blew up. Which is why it’s disappointing that it became the center of everything simply thanks to money.”

“Nasu did intent for FGO to be the end of all lore for TM, because part 1 was going to reveal how the Age of Men came to be, but he didn’t think it would become so popular with this wide audience it got. He began to promote it with a short story of a murder mystery set in the Clock Tower for fuck’s sake.
Stop spreading misinformation. He always promoted it as center stage of TM before it became millions of players hit.”

“I see. Nasu really is a massive fucking hack then.”

“It happened the same with FSN. The basics and twists were already set up by Nasu’s original idea that was Prototype (Servants summoned by Masters, altered Servants twists, love story with King Arthur, Grail birthing a twisted evil, evil priest, Gil and Cu and others, etc) which was going to be a published novel, but Takeuchi suggested some changes like making it a VN and genderbending Arthur to be a cute armored heroine, which had him revamp and readjust his plot ideas to the more otaku pandering medium.

Ten years from now, you’ll know what FGO Prototype entailed. We know Roman’s relationship with Solomon was there, as were the Beasts and the time travel, plus was a multiplayer game, but they could have been explored different and be just as different as Prototype and FSN.”

“He wrote the plot outline when he was revising UBW script, where he came up the concept idea of Roman’s character when he was doing the EMIYA’s and Shirou’s revised script (the Stardust scene). They were working on a multiplayer work since the proto Apocrypha which got reworked into a LN, and now he had the money and the OKAY, he wanted to think about the plotline. That’s when he thought about Beasts and to tell the story of “the end of the ages of gods at last”. The first recorded lines in the game was Goetia and Solomon confrontation, Nasu already envisioned in 2013 but nobody even knew what the fuck they were doing, so they assumed it was a CD Drama.
The mobage platform was decided later by Takeuchi, who proposed DelightWorks as the developer. Nasu didn’t think a story for a mobage game, rather he thought a story and later squeezed it in a mobage game.”

“Exactly, that’s why I hate what he did with it and the way it’s taking TM.

>Man, I’ve got all these universe-changing lore ideas, and a cool final boss. Even Caster Merlin, who just got properly introduced in GoA, will finally have a role!
>I know! I’ll dump it all into the fanservice mobile game. Complete with a self-insert protagonist so Solomon gets all the spotlight, and have someone else write the earlier parts I don’t care about.

I know the mobage idea was Takeuchi’s, but the old browser game would’ve been roughly the same shit and made less money. What a waste.”

“At the time, Fate was not intended to be a game, much less an adult one. Nasu was simply a junior high student whose goal, like many, was to have his novel sold in bookstores around the country. Likewise, his friend Takeuchi was simply an aspiring artist who wanted to jump into the manga business.

Initially, Nasu only wrote what would become the game’s “Fate” storyline (the game Fate/stay night had three storylines, the Fate storyline being one of them). In his early drafts, Fate’s heroine Saber was a man, and the protagonist was a girl with glasses. For a number of reasons, Nasu stopped writing at the fight with Sasaki Kojiro (about 1/3 of the current Fate storyline), and set the work was aside for many years.

Nasu and Takeuchi, still friends, toyed with the idea of making a game to showcase Nasu’s writing. Eventually, they decided to start a doujin group, though they didn’t initially plan to make adult games. Bolstered by the nomination of some of Takeuchi’s works for the New Hope awards, the two decided to keep things simple and create doujin comics. In the doujin world, their less-than-lofty goal didn’t promise huge success.

Although Nasu’s novel Kara no Kyoukai had already been serialized on his personal diary, Bamboo Broom, the work was not well-known. So after careful consideration, taking into account sales, content, and Takeuchi’s hobby, the two decided, instead, that their first game would be an H-game.

The making of TYPE-MOON’s first game, Tsukihime, was full of bitterness. The drawing and coloring were all done by Takeuchi. It was said that during his lunch/afternoon break at his day job, Takeuchi would bike home and work on the art, go back to work, and repeat the process until three in the morning.

Nasu wasn’t much better off. Eventually, he quit his job, and Takeuchi told him: “I’ll take care of the living expenses, you work on Tsukihime.” So Nasu began his life of writing scripts all day. In the end, Nasu had produced around 5,000 pages of script in 4 months. There were even rumors that the two considered selling organs to raise funds (Though clearly an exaggeration, it does demonstrate how much work was put into the game).

Looking back, Takeuchi’s art for the game was tragically bad. Even though Takeuchi was even then a talented artist, he was more proficient at drawing manga, not high quality CGs. The concept art was great, but the color, outline, and many other areas needed much more polish. But since Tsukihime was only a doujin game, the quality was considered acceptable.

After two trial editions were released in 1999 and the “Half Moon” edition was released at the 2000 Summer Comiket, the completed version of Tsukihime was finally released during the 2000 Winter Comiket. Through word of mouth, Tsukihime soon became immensely popular thanks to its rich and engaging storyline, Nasu’s unique style of storytelling, and the growing doujin market. […]

Sometime later, Nasu and Takeuchi decided to turn the old Fate story into a Gal Game. In the beginning, Nasu was worried that because the main character was a girl, the story might not work as a Gal Game. Takeuchi switching the genders of the protagonist and the hero, Saber. Takeuchi describes Nasu’s response to the suggestion as being: “as if I suggested Berserk’s main character, Guts, should be a woman.”

According to Nasu himself, “Even though sometimes he [Takeuchi] says impossible things, at the time the concept seemed simply ridiculous. Turning Saber into a girl, that’d completely destroy Fate! At first I was very against the idea, but after a while, I thought some of the difficulties that might arise could be resolved.” And so work on Fate/stay night began.

Fate was not initially written as a game script, so the story had to be edited to add more game routes and plot, new setting changes, and so forth. Around a year after development began, the group began to realize that the capacity and scope of a doujin group severely limited what they could do with Fate. One of the most important factors was money. They had received help from other professionals during the making of Tsukihime, but that support was solely based on the pride of a game maker, and the group didn’t want to always rely on others.

Faced with a difficult choice, TYPE-MOON decided to enter the commercial market in order to produce Fate commercially. Luckily, while TYPE-MOON’s works are 18+ games, they aren’t on the extreme end, so TYPE-MOON fared fairly well as a commercial company.”

>Duterte Tells Soldiers to Go Ahead and Rape Moslem Women

if you had told me two years ago that the world’s greatest leader would be filipino i’d have called you retarded”

“More important that the wartime rape question is why is ISIS throwing a revolution in the Philippines right now?

Okay, they’re throwing revolutions everywhere.

But this is the only one in Asia.

One might imagine this relates to the fact that the West does not like Duterte.”

“This happened in Canada. The woman has a husband who is a police officer. She was allowed to leave the scene by police and not have a breathalyzer etc… any other person would have been arrested. The officers involved should be (but obviously wont) fired and arrested.”

“Everyone knows that having a baby changes you, but it turns out that the belief that a child is always a part of you is quite literal at the cellular level in a mother’s body tissue. Find out how here.”

“Some studies suggested that microchimerism can also occur as a consequence of sexual relations with past partners as well, but no one wants to talk about those…”

“Western people pride themselves to be free and strong. Especially Americans. For a European, the campaign song of Trump “proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood was bizarrely over-romantic, along with the flags everywhere and the “from my cold dead hand” approach towards privately owned guns. When such “free and strong” man was forced to shut up or lose his job, he experienced very strong cognitive dissonance. The idea that a university student group or some other movement of nobodies tell him what he can say and what he cannot is totally incompatible with his self-image of a free strong man. The only way for him to solve this internal conflict was to internalize the demand: “if I believe what I’m saying, I’m not forced, I’m just freely expressing my opinion”. So they quickly became hosts of the politically correct speech, turning universities to places where people can get fired for not looking properly.

Eastern Europeans on the other hand grew up during Soviet oppression, therefore we do not pride ourselves as “free and strong”, rather “witty and surviving”. During the Soviet era, open criticism was punished – just like under the liberal era – so people got used to behave in public and criticize in private. Not standing up to the Soviet tank column wasn’t considered cowardice and no one thought less of the other guy for praising the Soviets in a ceremony – if he properly condemned them in private. Therefore our social people did not experience cognitive dissonance when a powerful liberal demanded them to speak politically correctly. They obeyed while fully aware that they are just obeying tyranny instead of speaking freely. As soon as the “stormtrooper” left the room, they spit on the ground and condemned what they just had to say. So liberals could only make people lie instead of indoctrinating them.”

“My friend was an ugly 48 year old 5’2 Indian guy and he was having trouble finding a woman who wanted to be with him. Do you think he just sat around and complained about it all day? Fuck no. He improved himself and now he’s a tall handsome 20 year old white guy and he can get any girl he wants.”

“Ancients would have laughed at the notion that work is ennobling, says Baumeister; they had no such illusions. Work was to be avoided if possible. The work ethic was invented during industrialization, when religious justifications for social structures and work were fading. If work were valuable in and of itself, then people could always be motivated to work hard.

The new work ethic ultimately failed. It proposed that work was at once an act of self-fulfillment and an act of self-denial; but how could this be? It promised value based on individual self-determination, but in practice delivered work in corporations and bureaucracies. Social mobility proved to be limited. Working less and consuming more proved to be more attractive than working for work’s sake. The motivation of individual self-esteem and prestige through a career proved more sturdy than the motivation of the work ethic.

The work ethic is still called upon by those who work in order to feel superior to those who don’t ? and feeling comparatively more valuable than others is an important basis for a sense of meaning in life. But the work ethic was never very real, and has ceased to be much of a motivation. We probably do not need to worry about universal basic income “eroding” it. Researchers should measure loneliness and depression, social participation, and the sense of meaning and happiness, not just workforce participation, in the study and control groups.

What good is work? The more it is not necessary to the economy, the more value it must provide to the individual worker. Work provides a sense of being valuable and not a burden, and gives people opportunities for social interaction and daily ritual. If they can find other ways to provide for these needs, then perhaps work is not so necessary.”

“Yeah those guys with 50 billion dollars totally earned all that money with honest labour, and totally couldn’t live without every penny of it (literally, look at how they all cheat taxes), and totally can be trusted not to use it in any way that hurts the interests of the nation (heh)

There is this idea of some mythical honest super rich entrepreneur, and yet where are these people in real life? The super rich are all – to the last man – actively engaged in systemetically enslaving the earth and exterminating our race

This anti-social trait inherent in the super rich is something that was recognized by political philosophers going back to Republican Rome and the city states of Greece, and the entire development of western political theory revolves around restraining unrestricted money power, learned first hand from the ruinous effect it has when it comes to dominate the state

Even the founders of America who made the constitution capitalists and patriotard individualists love so much fought hard agianst this money power, all the way up to Andrew Jackson, and the current system would be abhorrent to them, though (Ben Franklin IIRC) predicted precisely when and how the system would come crashing down (triumph of money power and military adventures by the executive power)

Even the founders of America who made the constitution capitalists and patriotard individualists love so much fought hard agianst this money power, all the way up to Andrew Jackson, and the current system would be abhorrent to them, though (Ben Franklin IIRC) predicted precisely when and how the system would come crashing down (triumph of money power and military adventures by the executive power)”

“Swedish wiki page for Swedes in 2012:
>Swedes are an ethnic group native to Sweden, with descendants living in many other countries, primarily Finland, Estonia and the other Nordic countries, as well as the United States. Swedes originated from various Scandinavian tribes inhabiting what is today the country of Sweden.

Wiki page in 2017:
>”Swedes” is a term used to denote individuals, depending on the definition, with an association to Sweden. Whether or not an ethnic group called “Swedes” exist is dubious, and can in various contexts be linked to extreme ring-wing concepts of race and biological heritage.

“It’s always the fault of the man, even though women have the wombs. At least, that’s how trads and women will twist this. Truth is that feminism had economic and legal effects, which in providing incentives for all the wrong things (or if you’re leftist, all the right things), pretty much sealed in our fate. All the women in this thread complaining about not being able to find a man are in actuality complaining about not finding a man with the right amount of money. They can’t accept that the cost of their rights is working and marrying a man of equal or lesser economic worth. After all, the prettiest women do not have this problem. So, when a woman calls an ex a loser, cheater, or abuser, nine times out of ten, he didn’t make enough money. What that tells me is that a woman is not loyal to anything but her primal instincts, which are at this juncture no longer satiable due to the system which panders to her. Woman wants to have her cake and eat it, too. But pretty soon, there will be no cake left. This train will not stop. Enjoy the ride, white man.”

Interestly, OP did not mean for this to happen, as he was simply noting how disastrous feminism has been for first-world/white nations. The women could feel the heat, as much of this is on them, so they had to steer discussion into the personal and petty. Is it any wonder that thot patrol, MGTOW, white shaira, and other such movements are gaining traction? Millennials seem to be longing for the cafes, lodges, and biergartens of yore, something denied of them, where men could discuss the direction of society without women butting in every five minutes with their silliness. The only way to accomplish that, it seems, is to make women unwelcome, and their opinions, irrelevant. Otherwise, men start talking about the mundane, as opposed to the abstract–the trees, as opposed to the forest.”

“[T]he guy calls into a gender reassignment clinic to ask about the sort of testing that he should prepare himself for if he wants to undergo a transition. He eventually tries to pin the staff down on what physiological and actually quantifiable measurements they do (i.e. stuff like brain scans or stuff of that sort) and they avoid the question for a few minutes until they eventually admit openly that there is nothing of the kind. All the “testing” being done is just vague psychological mumbojumbo, at no point is there any rigorous testing of concrete physiological factors done.

This proves that all the articles in the media about how there is “neurological proof” and “evidence” for gender dysphoria is just straight up nonsense. It’s a flat out lie, pure and simple. There is no statistically meaningful difference in the brains of men and MTF trannies. Contrary to what Bill Nye says, you CAN NOT do any actual testing to confirm the “self-identified gender” of the person in question. They just give you a bunch of suggestive questionaires and then cut your genitalia off.”

“If 90% of immigrants were young attractive women, all native women would unanimously be anti-immigration.”

“If we tell each other that everyone is beautiful or everyone can be beautiful or everyone is beautiful to someone, it’s okay to base our entire civilization around a worldwide superficial game of shallowness”

“What’s happening to me has never happened ever in the history of this great country. Which is that a sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the First Lady are personally, I feel, personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

Yes, Trump forced you to pose with a disgusting beheaded image of him.

Women are incapable of taking responsibility for their actions.”

“More than 41,000 undocumented immigrants arrested”
“More than 10,800 didn’t have a criminal record”
That’s a funny way of saying ~75% of illegals have a criminal record.”

>what if we start cloning characters other than saber?
million dollar idea”

“Why is Fate so full of tittymonsters?”
“It’s what the people want. And more importantly it’s what my dick wants.”
“It’s the last bastion of hope for patrician taste.”

“Woof that’s pretty bad but I like the art”
“That’s how they get you.”
“Just buy the statues.”

“Every single house stands alone with its own lawn. At the same time all the houses are nearly identical. In a glimpse, we see the banality and horror of individualism without duty to others.

The price of everyone snatching their little plot is most have to live far away from where they want to go. Yet every day they climb into their cars, navigate the labyrinth of their neighborhood and then make their way to the same highway everyone else wants to use at the same time of day.

Of course, in America, few people will object much to living far away from the center because they know what the alternative is.

One direct problem of a civilization in denial is the overunning of urban areas by the underclasses.

The twin threats of skyrocketing property values from making control of land a free-for-all and underclass dysfunction in the city centers creates a perfect pressure cooker that keeps millions of workers stuck paying huge mortgages and car payments for the honor of driving 2 hours each way to work every day.

When we consider it takes 2 incomes to keep up this facade, it’s no wonder the fertility rate of cooperators has plummeted. They may even have decent money in the bank after all their toil, but they are worse off than homeless bums when it comes to the critical resources of time and energy.”

“Heroic acts are celebrated, but the men are forgotten. It’s no wonder that cartoon superheroes are masked, this way the author doesn’t have to write the awkward situation of Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne being ignored when their superheroism is not needed. The reality of the every days of a superhero would only fit in sarcastic comedies, not uplifting stories.”

>Broken family, poor as fuck, lives with mom and sister, barely makes enough to survive and has massive debt.

They don’t deserve to get blacked or be fucking homeless fat dudes. You fucks that get off on that are fucked in the head.”

“Yes, many goes to JAV because of debt but said debt often caused by themselves like how Anri Sakaguchi spent too much on host club. Or how Julia forgot to insurance her house that later burned down (but she paid it off quickly).
JAV merely just offer an option. It’s less riskier and more legal than doing escort or working in soapland. Sure thing that Anri Sakaguchi took Muteki offer for a hundred million yen then.”

“Claiming that an Imam from some tiny irrelevant nonviolent sect of Islam is an authority on all of Islam so that Sunni Jihadists aren’t real Muslims is about as logically consistent as saying “The lesbian pastor at my Episcopalian church says abortions are ok so Catholics aren’t actually Christian.””

“She accepted the help of other people who helped her change her cogntion.

In other words, seek mental help. Your problems exist in your own head and you have the power to turn that around so stop sucking dicks and just cheer up, emo kid.”

“Negros consuming Mestizo-made nutrition-free garbage to be resuscitated by white medics withs $100,000 in debt”

“and thus continues the spic-nig cycle”

“It’s just a regular person doing what they’re told so they aren’t starving to death, not the CEO you’d like to strangle for the both of you. This is done on purpose for this reason to remove accountability. Don’t let it work.”

“Here’s why the new ‘luxury’ equals cheaper cars, smaller homes, and basically whatever you want it to mean” – CNBC”

The new luxury can mean whatever you want but all indicators suggest it means “austerity””

“Traffic signals on city streets are perhaps the single stupidest thing the engineering profession has even gifted humanity, and that is saying a lot.

The essence of a traffic signal is that the driver travels 0 mph for extended periods of time in exchange for the right to travel 30+ mph for short periods of time. The AVERAGE travel speed is ridiculously low.”

“Gothic cathedrals inspire faith, modernist churches extinguish it.”

“Growing up during commie Eastern Europe we all knew that the gov had a way to track anyone printing any poster , now is the same except a lot more sophisticated!”

“Explains why I can’t print a b&w page with empty yellow toner”

“their job is basically selling kids into the child trafficking and prostitution nodes otherwise known as foster homes”

“Today is a special day. June 4th 2017 marks the 13th anniversary of the Killdozer’s rampage through Granby Colorado.

Sit down kids and let me tell you a tale, about a reasonable man driven to do unreasonable things.

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who owned a muffler shop in Granby Colorado. The city council ordained to approve the construction of a concrete factory in the lot across from Marvin’s shop. In the process this blocked the only access road to the muffler shop. Marvin petitioned to stop the construction to no avail. Petitioned to construct a new access road, and even bought the heavy machinery to do so himself. Denied.

The concrete factory went up in disregard to the ramifications on Marvin’s business. To add insult to injury, the factory construction disconnected the muffler shop from the city sewage lines. An indifferent city government then chose to fine Marvin for this.

His business and livelihood were in ruin. Rather than lie down and die, Marvin chose to fight back. Over the course of a year and a half Marvin secretly outfitted the bulldozer he bought to save his business with three inch thick steel and concrete armor, camera systems guarded with bulletproof glass.

On June 4th 2004 Marvin Heemeyer lowered the armored shell over top of himself, entombing himself inside the Killdozer to make his last stand.

He burst fourth from the walls of his muffler shop and straight into the concrete factory that ruined his business. Over the course of the next several hours Marvin drove his Killdozer through 13 buildings owned by those officials that had wronged him, including the city council building itself.

Swat teams swarmed the dozer, but it proved immune to small arms fire and even explosives. Another piece of heavy machinery was even brought out to fight the Killdozer, but it too fell to the dozers righteous fury.

In the end, Marvin’s Killdozer became trapped in one of the buildings it was built to destroy. Marvin chose to take his life, the only life he took that day.

Today we celebrate Killdozer day and Marvin Heemeyer, the last great American folk hero. A man driven to the brink who chose to fight back against an indifferent system.

From notes left behind after his passing:
“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.”

HAPPY MOTHERFUCKING KILLDOZER DAY EVERYONE.”

“It’s fucked up to think just how recently it was that Communism had half of Europe.”

“Now Islam will have the other half <3”

“The little head is not attached to the lever thats a conspiracy theory.”

“I had it bookmarked but there was a story about the 2 Jewish brothers who intentionally infested their tenants apartments with bedbugs to force them out to circumvent rent control laws and now the story appears to be scrubbed from the internet.”

“First woman ever to enlist for combat is now first woman deserter from a combat unit”

“First female navy pilot fucking died on a routine landing by doing the one thing they tell you not to do on a twin engine aircraft.”

>Neo-Nazi website raises $150,000 to fight Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

This article is a sign that they are looking for a way to somehow deny Anglin the 150k he raised.”

“The donations to Andrew Anglin and the website he founded, the Daily Stormer, came in over the course of less than two months on a crowdfunding site that caters to far-right causes, overcoming the difficulties that white nationalists often face in raising money online.”

“Difficulties”

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM”

“The Daily Stormer claims to be a nonprofit on its donation page, but it is not listed as a nonprofit with the Internal Revenue Service or in Ohio, where the site’s name is registered.”

HINT HINT MY FELLOW JEWS, SEE IF YOU CAN GET HIM ON THIS”

“When people claim that homeschooled kids are not socialized, I like to point out that this is the opinion of someone who spent 13 years asking for permission to speak and use the restroom while getting gold stars for it.

Doing tricks for treats isn’t socialization, it’s dog training. Try to fight the urge to sniff my ass as I walk by.”

“Shopping malls are privatized simulations of a downtown street. A walkable right of way lined with storefronts. Many stores in the mall are meant to look like storefronts on a walkable street. Some even have fountains and “food courts”, which seem to imitate the public square. So even the shopping mall acknowledges the need for a walkable urban environment while simultaneously dis-enabling the real version.”

“We will force this war upon Hitler, if he wants it or not”
-Winston Churchill (1936 broadcast).
“Germany becomes too powerful. We have to crush it”.
-Winston Churchill (1936).
“This war is an English war and its goal is the destruction of Germany”.
-Winston Churchill (Autumn 1939 broadcast).”

“China has an irrational fear of a “black invasion” bringing drugs, crime and interracial marriage”

>irrational”

“Positive cocaine tests are up 15% this year

Turns out legalizing weed means the Mexicans can spend more resources importing blow.”

“Why do modern gamers dislike sexy female videogame characters?”

“They don’t.

You’re confusing people who play videogames with people who talk about how the games they don’t play should be, based on their narrative of how the world should be.”

“Why aren’t strong female characters such as 2B or Bayonetta being praised by SJWs? Is it because they’re moderately attractive?”

“yes
you /threaded your own thread”

“Because those women are made to appeal males. Women do not exist to appeal males. Women are more than pretty faces on hot bodies.”

>most women are less than pretty faces on hot bodies

FTFY”

“But if that were the case, why can’t an SJW look past a conventionally pretty face and hot body to appreciate other aspects of the character?”

“Deep down, SJWs actually hate women.”

“Bullies often succeed because they have high self esteem from being popular/attractive. No one likes to talk about that because then people will lose hope, or feel depressed.”

“everything should be flat and minimalistic… except the one thing that actually truly looks better when its flat and minimalistic” – the guide to faceberg design”

“Karma! Trump White House taunts Iran over terror attack in its capital

Turkey and Saudi Arabia fund ISIS. All the ISIS Toyotas were purchased by the CIA and given to McModerate rebels. The arab spring wouldnt have even materialised without Hilary Clinton and the Pentagon. Iran funds Hezbollah which keeps their political violence incredibly local and narrow and directed at the nation wrecking land thieves.
Taunting a nation over terrorism after condemning it in all forms for the past 2 years is pure evil.”

“jesus christ who cares about Kurt Eichenwhatever. I already forgot his name”

“it’s a good name to remember. demonstrates Jews think it’s a perfectly normal fun family activity to go surfing for schoolgirl uniform milf impregnation hentai.”

“The hentai story is pretty funny but not worth spending a whole lot of time on. Of course Eichenwald even having a job at Time Magazine as a paranoid and insane Jew that literally makes things up out of whole cloth and prints them is worth thinking about.

This is how Jewed the institutions are. Time Magazine is regularly printing the insane theories of a paranoid Jew with no evidence to back them up.”

“Is capitalism the real thing that’s ruining vidya? Hear me out here.

Nearly every problem currently in vidya can be traced back to capitalism in some way:

>Microtransactions and loot crates every where, even in nonf2p games
>every game needs to go after the esports money
>misguided pandering to women and minorities to try and expand their audience
>dumbing down gameplay to appeal to more people
>milking good studios dry to push out games faster to make more profit
>streamers and ecelebs being paid to market games
>reviewers getting paid to shill every AAA release
>even paid marketers on /v/ to drum up attention
>early-access and kikestarter faggotry to scam more people with unfinished games
>stipping of ownership and reselling rights from digital games including DRM and always-online
>and still nickling and diming customers every inch of the ways with paid online and future jewery like paid mods

Surely there’s got to be a better system, right /v/? What can we do to rid games of this corrosive influence?

>inb4 commie
Also bad, there must be an alternative from the two right?”

“Please surround with me tokens so I can try to prove I’m not a Nazi and that Dems are the real racists!”

Fucking next level cucking.

Here’s the thing with Gavin. If he had a National Socialist and an antifa in a room and a gun with one bullet he would shoot the Nazi.

But to be fair if I had Gavin and an antifa in a room and a gun with two bullets I would shoot Gavin twice.”

“It’s like in an military or corporate structure, not everyone knwos specifically why they do what they are doing, for what ends or how everyone elses roll complements, but they know it’s for the good of the whole and do it anyway. […]

Like any dynamic adaptable SUCCESSFUL organization it is a top down hierarchy with lots of room for initiative, where the soldiers never really interact with the admirals and don’t know how their own endeavor fits into the larger scheme. ”

“Not the product of “wires being crossed”, rather a foot fetishist is nothing more or less than the child of extremely neglectful parents.

Seldom being held and rarely seeing their parents face to face in their formative years as consequence, they were left to crawl around on the carpet interacting with only their parents’ feet instead. It was their parents feet that fed them, their parents’ feet that clothed them, their parents’ feet that raised them and taught them to speak. In time, this child grows to identify more as a disembodied foot than they do a complete human being, and this is where the truly bizarre and frankly retarded fixation comes from.

When you talk to a footfag you have to realize you aren’t talking to an actual human being like you or me, but rather a bedraggled, sentient foot that happens to have the soulless husk of a human attached to it.”

>Being gay should be seen as a normal thing
>Let’s celebrate being Gay and have parades about being Gay
Pick one”

“Last year 31% of Swedes said they’d put up refugees for free. For a month now Stockholm is offering money to do it. 0.008% willing so far.”

“Economics is the most banal, small ball, meaningless subject I have ever had the misfortune to have to take a class on. Its autistic premise that people are purely rational beings is laughable.”

“The solution for us though isn’t universal income. It’s social respect for the work we ARE doing. We only respect the top of the pyramid. That’s why janitor is a job that “Americans won’t do.” Immigrants don’t have that cultural problem, so they come in and slide effortlessly into those slots. If you’re an American working a low-end job but are a good person, saving a little money, paying your bills on time and staying on the straight-and-narrow, you’re still a nobody. Unless you make 6 figures, fuck you. Only the most ambitious top 5% are going to see value from that arrangement. The only modern utility of intelligence is making money. Why be smart otherwise? It’s a pathological mindset, and it will be the death of us.”

“It is the duty of society to protect the weak; but protection cannot be efficient without the power of control; therefore, It is the duty of society to enslave the weak.

[…] Liberty is an evil which government is intended to correct. This is the sole object of government. Taking these premises, it is easy enough to refute free trade. Admit liberty to be a good, and you leave no room to argue that free trade is an evil, – because liberty is free trade.

With thinking men, the question can never arise, who ought to be free? Because no one ought to be free. All government is slavery. The proper subject of investigation for philosophers and philanthropists is, ‘Is the existing mode of government adapted to the wants of its subjects?'”

“Jews aren’t white because they’re oppressed… as you can see by the fact that they almost exclusively run and own the entire global banking and entertainment system and have nearly complete editorial power to control the narrative about themselves.”

“>the climate change will cause extreme weather meme
“Hey why does ‘provides more heat to its moons than the sun Jupiter’ have 400 mph winds and ‘liquid nitrogen rain Neptune’ have 4000 mph winds? What’s that? Heat introduces friction and turbulence into a system?” -Voyager team circa decades ago”

“In Japan, cremation is populat because of the lack of space. After that tsunami hit, the Japanese were left with about 15,000 corpses and they were overwhelmed. They could not handle it all and it took weeks to burn those bodies. Now, Japan, a modern technologically advanced country, in the 21st centurey, where cremation is widely used, were backlogged by 15,000 corpses, yet we are expected to believe that the Germans, using 1940’s BRICK OVENS could somehow cremate at least 12,000 bodies, per day, 24 hours a day, for years. It didn’t happen. It is a Jew fantasy, for sympathy and money and political power, which they have, based on that LIE. That is why the lie is so protected”

“Um sorry Trump technically violated international deep state zog protocol when he told the Russians a piece of harmless intel he had acquired, obviously this is grounds for impeachment.”

“We’ll constantly remind you how tired we are of standard calculated politicians, but then we’ll cry 24/7 whenever a statesman doesn’t follow the exact precise standard established protocol for how to clean your ass on the 5th senate floor”

“New York and Florida probably have more Puerto Ricans than Puerto Rico.”

“Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to own guns. I bet if you look at gun crime statistics, 90% of them are Democrats.”

“i love the term “fake news”. It’s just an awesome term and it speaks of the lefts weakness that they couldn’t make it stick on their behalf

>”is it true that you have done this xyz”
>FAKE NEWS
>”but what about this dissertation of arguments written by this nerd who disagrees with you”
>FAKE NEWS

“Pic related is likely the most shared thing I’ve ever made when I posted it to my Tumblr. I think it did so well since the humor comes from seeing the little guy at the top all alone, and since most social media traffic is mobile, most people had to scroll quite a bit through space to see the joke at the bottom.

As of today, it’s currently standing at 129,042 notes on Tumblr.

The return on it (ie. getting more followers) was abysmal considering how much it had been passed around. I think it ended up making me around ~250 new followers, despite doing a good job making sure my links were visible. In contrast, I’ve had posts in the lower thousands of notes bring in more followers than this did. I imagine somewhere down the line someone just deleted my links at the bottom and continued to reblog it. My Tumblr engagement has continued to drop and now I’m happy if I get over 100 notes on something. Since the beginning of the year, I no longer update my Tumblr, and have moved almost exclusively to Instagram.

In other avenues – I’ve reached the top of /r/gaming with some Nintendo fan art and that actually did pretty well. I was able to point people towards my Instagram which was growing at the time, and I ended up getting several hundred really engaged new followers just from that post alone. I think it was featured on a bunch of different gaming sites too.

I really think that if you do any sort of fan art towards any popular niche (doesn’t need to be games/movies/tv/etc.), Reddit is one of the most powerful ways to catapult your work into the rest of the internet.”

“Hillary’s mistake was running on a platform that presupposed the existence of a middle class that isn’t just boomers.”

“I know that Da Vinci’s IQ would not be any higher than 160 based on some simple observations:
– At least half of Da Vinci’s inventions failed when tested, this does not show high IQ at all
– Da Vinci tried to learn mathematics but didn’t really get very far
– Da Vinci was not a super-fast learner (the main sign of high IQ)
– Da Vinci’s works do not require a high IQ”

“How much of a genius you’re popularly perceived to be is almost exclusively a function of yours and the people around you’s marketing/PR capabilities and nothing else.”

“So the Air Force released their 2018 budget detailing for the first time their all-in cost for United Launch Alliance launches- $465 million per launch. Just below that their line item for SpaceX launches was $65 million per launch. News reports are saying it shows SpaceX’s “competitive” pricing. I say it shows what happens when the military and their no-bid contractors get too familiar. SpaceX’s pricing isn’t competitive, it’s fair. ULA’s pricing on the other hand amounts to nothing more than 3 billion USD/year in Boeing/Lockheed subsidies.”

“There is almost nothing like cough syrup in Japan, though. There is something called BRON, which has become notorious on Internet forums for destroying lives. In an extreme example of one set of standards for foreign products and one set for domestic, BRON is a nasty concoction of codeine and ephedrine. People in online support groups urge each other to “try to remember the good things in life” after taking this cold-and-fever tablet that is essentially a mix of speed and low-grade oxycodone.

In some countries a similar formulation is apparently used as an alternative to methadone, other countries regulate it to researchers or in a similar way to codeine. Here in Japan, they add caffeine and sell it over the counter without requiring a prescription.

I haven’t done this stuff, but reading about it I wasn’t surprised that a speed-based cold medicine would exist in Japan, where it will pretty much never be abused recreationally and will instead make sure that even the most exhausted workers continue to put in overtime.

I often wonder why Adderall isn’t added to the drinking supply in school cafeterias.”

“This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies”

>Not everyone is fat
In fact considering that most “minorities” worldwide are skinny, this is Americentric cultural imperialism

I can’t believe a superhuman with an incredibly active lifestyle and a superpower that probably eats a shitton of body fat isn’t morbidly obese”

“Doesn’t Japan have a labor shortage?”

“They have a low unemployment rate. The imported Brazilian workers in the 80s and deported them all again within like 5 years because they increase in revenues wasn’t worth the violent crime.”

“Have we gone full circle?
Wasn’t blacks with afros a racist stereotype?
Why is now being lauded as a revolutionary and progressive thing?
At this rate, will BLM start telling blacks to work picking cotton because is part of their culture?”

>yfw its been 6 years and skyrim is still being shilled at e3

“fun is the consolation prize of the apathetic nihilist, who doesn’t have a true fight in him to leave a mark in this world.

So he has fun. He has fun, because that’s his coping mechanism. When he isn’t smart enough, he mocks the “nerds”, when he isn’t strong enough, he mocks the “bullies”, all to mask the bile in his throat, the bitter resentment, when he realizes, he is just a loser. […]

When he will die childless or see his nation, family conquered, beaten to submission to serve their new masters, he would break if he couldn’t lull himself with the last drops of nihilism that he couldn’t succeeded, and in fact no one can; that EVERYTHING is pointless, it has to be, since whenever he tried he lost.

So he says,
at least I had fun

Yeah, but no one gives a shit about your fun.”

“When there’s a new project, people tend to ask two questions that will determine their general outlook:

1- Will I benefit?
2- Will it harm me?

Depending on their answers to the two questions, a population will be grouped in more or less 4 different categories: Supporters and opponents are self-explanatory. The undecided are people who see advantages and disadvantages to the project, and can’t decide if the benefits outweigh the costs. The uninterested are just that, they don’t see how the project involves them in any way, so they will steer clear and not participate in the debates or votes, if it comes to that. […]

The first major problem here is that most projects that require zoning changes are actually private projects, projects that aim to satisfy the needs of a few people. All housing are private projects, even public housing, because their benefits concern only a few people (directly). Not only that, but housing that needs zoning changes to be built is probably the type of housing that current residents don’t want to live in (currently).

For example, introducing low-rise condos in single-family homes. Most of the families currently in the area are not likely to be interested in the low-rise condos, especially if they’re the smaller kind for young professionals. And the people who would be interested in them don’t currently live in the area because… well… there is no housing that fits their needs currently in the area as it’s illegal to build it.

In short, what it means if that the vast majority of people will say NO to the first question. The people who would be the main beneficiaries of the change do not actually reside there, and so do not get a voice in the debate. If you look at the chart, it largely means that people will split in only two groups: the OPPONENTS and the… UNINTERESTED.”

“The brave man is superior not only to his enemies but also to pleasure. Some men are master of cities but slave to women.”

“Vows changed from ‘I do’ to ‘You’ll do’.”

2017 April 22 ~ May 23

“Did someone tell you were shit anon? Just work harder.”

“Actually when i posted my year progress, the people who commented said I made tons of progress but then again i’m training 3 hours a day grinding fundamentals so it is to be expected. I just don’t see the point in making fun of others who don’t give a shit about improvement

I’ve already “made it”. I achieved my dreams of making a popular webcomic that people read. No I will not post it, don’t wanna be associated with this site.”

“Your expecting 4chan to not act like 4chan. You’re dealing with contrarians with a superiority complex, that’s true for all boards. Get over it, or don’t post here.”

>I achieved my dreams of making a popular webcomic that people read
aha

>No I will not post it
mhm

>don’t wanna be associated with this site
Then fuck off lel

>hurr durr this site is not good enough for my name, let me just shitpost and make the site shitty
kys pls”

“I’m still not clicking this to see what it has to do with The Lion King.”

“absolutely nothing, these idiots just don’t know any real historical events to compare it to lol”

“>Buy game in 2017
>It costs 60 bucks
>Case with holes in it
>Slip of paper that is the manual with just generic copyright information
>Have to wait 30 minutes for it to install
>Have to wait 40 minutes for it to download some giant ass update
>No room on harddrive, have to fumble around to delete some older games
>Didn’t preorder so have to pay 4.99 for some content
>Have to pay 40 dollars for the season pass. Don’t really know what I’m getting but it’s apparently cheaper!
>Day one DLR just 6.99
>Picked the wrong console and lost out on some exclusive console content that was on the other system
>Start game
>Get an achievement for starting the game
>Don’t unlock anything from the game and it’s over in 4 hours
>Want to try online because that’s where the content is
>Have to pay up to play online
>Play for awhile then get bored
>Go on the game forums to say I didn’t think the game was worth all that time and money
>Get called entitled and banned”

“The Millennial generation is broken.

Why do these fuckers donate their future to obese and ugly twitch streamers?

Why do they donate just so these self absorbed fucks read 1 message.

Our families are dying of cancer at an amazing rate yet we donate to neckbeards instead of reforming healthcare to cure instead of treat for profit.”

>le millenials should fix these problems for us!
>we haven’t had decades to do it ourselves!
>watching twitch streamers play video games is stupid!
>I’m going to watch 7 foot tall muscular millionaires smash each others heads over a leather ball and scream at my television

Shut the fuck up you dinosaur.”

“yeah but it’s like a 1/5th of the gameplay?? why aren’t gamers demanding better AI? are they really content to crouch/cover shoot their whole fucking lives?

what’s even REWARDING about killing such retarded enemies?”

“Wasn’t Radiant a ruse by Mr ‘Climb mountains’ Howard?”

“It literally meant AI had a schedule, everything else was totally run of the mill npc coding. Nothing wrong with that but rpg shut ins love to hear that the AI is really thinking and their chosen romance option in the game genuinely loves them.”

“Corporations that outsource labor and foreign corporations in east and southeast asia are not restricted by US environmental laws and will always be able to undercut US manufactured products simply because they don’t care about pouring toxic waste into rivers. There are 2 ways to make US goods competitive.

1) reduce environmental regulations which is obviously a no no
2) impose tarrifs that make earth raping Chinese plastic more expensive than relatively clean US made plastic

option one ensures we are all choking on acidic Chinese coal ash in a century and option two actually creates high paying clean US manufacturing jobs so that workers can actually afford more expensive domestically manufactured goods.

Yes US manufacturing will have pollution no matter what, but the goods are going to be manufactured no matter what. So would you rather buy Earth raping Chinese goods or American goods that only grope Earths butt and call her sugar tits?”

“This study is garbage, they include sovereign citizens and anyone else the feds labeled as terrorists along with the Gadsden flag in the “violent right”, along with clear skinhead gang violence alongside hate crimes as “terrorism”. If that’s a qualifier, then blacks are the worst terrorists this country has ever endured.”

“I don’t get what the end game here is, liberalism is such an incoherent ideology. Whites shouldn’t reproduce because of their carbon footprint, but we need to make sure these apes that aren’t capable of sustaining themselves are breeding at an accelerated rate.”

“If it hadn’t been for the joint determination of the Athenians and the Spartans to resist the slavery that threatened them, we should have by now virtually a complete mixture of the races ? Greek with Greek, Greek with barbarian, and barbarian with Greek. We can see a parallel in the nations whom the Persians lord it over today: they have been split up and then horribly jumbled together again into the scattered communities in which they now live.”

“the London office of New Scotland Yard saw its extradition office growing while the police budget was shrinking because of EU freedom of movement policies.

Dont worry guys no big”

“Put simply, Macron is the candidate of economic opportunity; Le Pen is the candidate of special interests.”

Hehe survival is a special interest what are you R A C I S T”

“They’re always angry since they didn’t win at anything recently.
>Made fanservice garbage musaigen no phantom world
BTFO by the underdog konosuba S1
>Made sequel of their serious show hibike euphonium S2
Got hit by karma and overshadowed by sports anime yaoi on ice
>Made movie adaptation from award winning dramatic manga koe no katachi
A dramatic event in anime industry happened, highest grossing anime movie kimi no nawa
>Rematch against konosuba S2 with maid dragon
Shat on by low budget 3DCG show with 5 animator and newbie director.”

>a show with only 5 animators BTFO’d a Kyoani production in sales
Damn. Doesn’t Kemono Friends also have more merchandise that Maid Dragon?”

“They had a shop event that was supposed to last a few weeks that had to be converted into a “gallery” with original art and signatures from the staff because they went out of stock not even 5 days in.”

“Yes, mainly because they had to start creating merchandise on the spot simply to keep up with sales.

They took pictures of the VAs in both their character outfits and normal clothes and sold them in the store for 6000 yen.

And still sold out.”

“Are there kemono friends plushies?”

“none yet since nobody actually prepared for it becoming popular

They could only mass-produce plastic wash buckets with character logos which are funnily enough, sold out”

“I don’t see how other shows even come close when:

Kemono Friends labeled plastic buckets get sold out to the point that there’s a 5 buckets per person quota now
Kemono Friends broke on demand paid view records
Kemono Friends are doing collaboration with zoos nonstop, now with 5 municipal zoos running promo concurrently
Kemono Friends shop at Shinjuku ran out of things to sell in 3 days”

“Why the fuck would anyone buy 5 buckets?”

“You mean 10. They limit it to 5 because people bought 10 of it.”

“But the KanColle anime was shit. Why did Kemono succeed when it also features a large casts of transformed girls from a game?”

“KanColle and KF both feature transformed girls, but KF took the “animals turned into girls” thing and put the the traits of the animals center stage, to create fun and interesting organic interactions. KanColle took the “historical warships turned into girls” thing and completely hid the historical warships under the rug, reducing each character to a stereotype based in nothing.

Also, whereas the KF anime was thematically consistent and carefully planned out with a singular vision, the KanColle anime was thematically incoherent garbage, a grab bag of ideas that didn’t mesh nicely, with all the ideas executed terribly except for the comedy.”

“Japs joked that it was an art museum by day 4.”

“Poor raccoons. They’re so smart and semi-humanoid they’re capable of making complete fools of themselves, while an animal like the dog can be trained to follow a simple command and then praised for its cleverness.”

“why was this shit so popular? It is so poorly animated.”

“Post this again on the next thread”

“That lion would probably try to attack once, get hit by the horns, and then run away like the opportunistic predator bitch it is.”

>people think a prey animal could kill a predator animal

Pffthaha”

>what is natural selection
Prey evolved to be able to survive against predators, which is why most predators in the wild will go for weaker individuals like children, the elderly, or injured.”

“>Live Viewing Japan today announced that Nico Nico Live’s upcoming all-episode streaming program of the Kemono Friends TV anime on May 26 will be screened in 33 theaters across Japan simultaneously
>The screening is scheduled to begin at 21:00 on May 26 and end around at 27:30. The price for the ticket for the Shinjuku screening is 4,000 yen, while that for other theaters is 3,000 yen. Pre-orders will begin at 12:00 pm on April 29, then general sale will follow on May 16.”

“People often ask me how I can be so tolerant of people who have some pretty incorrect political beliefs.

The answer is that once I realized that the average American supported the nuclear bombings of Japan, I was outrageously disgusted. I considered just never interacting with the average person again and living as a hermit somewhere to escape the pollution.

It was clear that the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians through nuclear annihilation could not be justified. And yet I interacted with people who wholeheartedly defended it every day of my life. In comparison, almost all other incorrect political opinions pale in evilness. It would simply be hypocritical to be willing to interact with people who defend the mass murder of Japanese civilians but not those who support much more minor crimes.

What’s worse, not letting a Japanese immigrate to your country or killing him? To anyone with a clear mind it’s the latter. Yet there are many people who are aghast at the former and will refuse to associate with him but while possibly disagreeing with the latter do not consider it friendship-breaking.

I will never be one of those people. The average American is a morally contemptible human being and far worse than most of those he arrogantly considers his social and moral inferiors.”

“Wrong armor. Wrong bow. Wrong use of the bow (that volley stuff is pure cinema, arrows are limited and expensive so actual bowman aimed and direct fired), and the string should be pulled to the cheek to aim. He’s doing the equivalent of shooting from the hip. You can jank your shoulder pretty bad the way he’s doing it.”

“ep 1 what the fuck
ep 2 why am I still watching this
ep 3 ok this is comfy
ep 4-9 hey this is fun
ep 10-11 holy shit this is good I was not expecting this
ep 12 this can’t be the last episode please god let there be more I can’t live without kaban and serval and the other friends
post ep 12 you live in these threads and regret not buying some merch before it sold out”

“I am so happy that I started to draw more from imagination, I don’t want to know how terrible it must feel like grinding (((fundamentals))) for years on end only to get good and copying a model and drawing lumpy and boring anatomically correct figures instead of interesting and exaggerated forms.”

>23 minutes of smug and snarky nitpicking
CinemaSins was a mistake”

“Because muh representation. Everyone wants to see themselves in the media they watch, that’s why we spend all our time watching 2d little girls.”

“Although the meme is entirely true, we don’t like the implications. So it’s mostly true.” – Snopes”

“I learned from the civilian world, that doing such things may be considered a “career limiting move”.”

“People are such fucking fannies, that if the government upped the age of consent to 35, they’d find sex with anyone 34 years old and under reprehensible.”

“didn’t the tpb guys buy their own country several years ago? why don’t people just put all of their pirated content on those country’s servers?”

“no they didn’t, they put their website on the same servers as a swedish political party, that way if someone tries to attack the servers they’re also attacking a political party as well which is illegal in sweden”

“Even if you were Kim Dotcom you couldn’t afford a chunk of land to call your own country.

Land aside, you’d have to build/buy power, water, sewer, and pay someone to build a massive server farm. The cost to get recognized by countries would be immense not to mention some way to hook up your Internet to their lines. Hilariously, the fucking copyright holders would send their attack-dog hackers to simply “snip” your powerlines and utterly shutdown your infrastructure. The “country” would do nothing but cost you money when you make absolutely nothing to maintain it and any outside contractors you bring in to do maintenance will charge you an arm and leg.

And that’s assuming you’ll find a country that will sell you the land, which you won’t – they won’t even sell you a fucking frozen island that nobody lives on or knows the name of.

No joke, it would cost something on the level of trillions of dollars for: power plant, water processing plant, fossil fuels/natural gas, and renewable fuels just to have ONE person sit in their private kingdom and maintain this project that will cost them millions of dollars a year to maintain.

The ten richest people in the world could not fund such a project before they all died.”

“You left out the actual biggest problem, which is that no amount of money will allow you to keep the Jews off you. You need power for that, and money is not actually power. Even if you had a trillion dollars and set up a one man private kingdom they’d just bomb you.”

“WHY is the p2p culture dead?

Why isn’t the Internet reliant on software like Kazaa, Limewire and Soulseek anymore?

We could have all the content in the world sufficiently distributed everywhere by now.

Fuck file hosting, fuck torrent. Give me a reason why people abandoned the most practical file-sharing system.”

“It’s dead because the corporations and the politicians want it to be dead, It’s bad for their business and their control-freak natures can’t deal with anything they can’t control.
At this point, we’re headed straight towards a forced smile dystopia.”

“Why live if I can’t easily torrent anime?”

“protip:
he wants you to die.”

“It’s why Cuckerberg shuts down meme pages. Free speech ALWAYS goes conservative, nationalistic, and anti-jew.”

“Hypothetically if anime/video game piracy were stopped, would that increase sales?”

“It’s already been shown that removing the element of piracy doesn’t increase vidya sales and the anime industry is only as big as it is today internationally BECAUSE of piracy.”

“no. I only buy shit for stuff that I’ve watched. if I can’t watch shit, i’m not gonna buy anything for it.”

“Look, you get me a central downloading hub where I can pay for ANYTHING in the world and I will pay for it.

But here’s the problem, I can’t get that: not for movies, music, TV, anime, books, anything. I have to subscribe or join a million fucking networks to access every fucking catalog of every genre or medium.

The only fucking sites that provide absolutely everything are the piracy sites. For me, it has nothing to do with being free, it’s about finding what I fucking want and I’ll pay for that.

Legitimate services can’t even offer the same level of service as the illegal services and that’s just goddamn depressing.”

“No, the only reason i’m a weeb and spent about 2K in merchandise is because i could easily access all that content through piracy. Take that away and i don’t know about any of it nor care and just move my attention to shit i can pirate. It’s millions upon millions of free advertisement and these companies are too stupid to realize that.”

“”Piracy” is what boomed the industry on this side of the globe”

“No

bluray sales and stuff like crunchyroll make up for only 10-20% of revenue in anime series. The exception is when Netflix or Amazon buy exclusive rights to a show, that bumps it up a bit but still not to the majority of revenue (Hulu and Crunchyroll pay much less for rights because they rarely pay for exclusive rights, and usually let other streaming services also have viewing rights. They do this because of the sheer amount of stuff they have, they feel like they don’t need exclusive shows to sell their service).

The vast majority of revenue comes from buyfags buying merchandise unrelated to the actual blu-ray / dvd sales, or in the case of manga series, people buying the manga volumes.

The end of piracy for anime would be a massive hit to the entire industry, since so much of it is “try before you buy”. Japan included, but they can watch anime on TV obviously.”

>legally pay for a game
>5 years later decide to replay the game
>drm authentication servers are not online anymore
>game doesn’t even launch now
It is actually wiser to store games in their cracked form.”

“Now you actually have to pay people to consume the fruits of their labors.

Oh horror of horrors!

Time to grow up.”

“The harder they make it for me to enjoy things, the less willing I am to pay for it. Nyaa was a reliable source to test out anime I wanted to get and now it’s gone so I’m going to be A LOT more cautious about splashing cash on new things.”

“It’s not going to end it’s going to go deeper down under.

However the future of common internet is sad: in 10-20 years of time you are not able to log in without your gov issued id card / credit card and everything what you do is collected on your universal account, which includes your bank details, work history etc… It’s like in China but probably bit worse. They are REALLY driving the complete commercialization of common internet and that’s the unfortunate future.

Windows 10 is small step forward as it gathers your data already and they sell it forward to advertisers. However this whole thing is going to be state(and countries, all different countries) supported. ”

>tfw 90% of /a/ has no idea where to find anime outside of nyaa
Nu/a/ is fucking retarded.”

>Yeah fuck nyaa lmao just find another site xD

Good luck i’d love to see you when there are no more sites left faggot.”

“Times are changing. Before long, things will revert to how they used to be. Translators doing their work with university equipment onto low quality vhs cassettes and mailing them off to anyone that writes in.

The back alley anime bootleg guy you’d always meet at the arcades or game shop? He’ll be back. Don’t want to wait the four to six weeks for your vhs to arrive? Give him a visit.

The past repeats itself.”

“Will piracy still be alive 10 years from now?”

“In the same form as today? Probably not, but still people will always find a way to get free shit.”

“Remember rapidshare? Nowaday only forumcucks who make money off of referals are clinging to such filehosters. Otherwise its almost completely gone. With the exception being Mega, since its made by a guy who loves filesharing.
People will always find a way and method to share files.”

“The problem is it’s not user-friendly.

Seeders seed because they believe people will download the content they’re seeding.

But if people can no longer find that content, then seeders will think what they’re doing is pointless and stop seeding. This results in torrents dying, often forever.

Seeders need to believe the content is discoverable, and a user-friendly site will restore their confidence better than a txt file.”

“Whether or not a game is taken seriously by “the competitive culture” is money, plain and simple.”

“This woman said that she had eaten the victims due to her inner desires and if she is given another chance, she would repeat this action again without any interruptions.

Even in prison, she had attacked a female guard, bitten her right hand and swallowed one of her fingers.”

“cannbalism doesn’t carry the death penalty?”

“It’s rare and no one thinks to legislate against it. There is lots of things that are objectively criminal but not illegal in the US because no one does it.”

“why does there need to be legislation against it before killing them? who’d argue against killing cannibals on sight?

who’d argue against killing those who defend cannibals on sight?”

“Third, I believe Green’s plan will fail. Eventually, someone outside of the Green family will come onto the board of the trust, and through political influence will dilute the mission of the organization. This has happened numerous times – see the Ford Foundation, etc. Whenever there is a huge pile of money controlled by a board of people with no skin in the game, political players emerge to seek control for other ends. Liberals in particular are very skilled in using deception to worm their way into positions of influence. Green’s trust, by being explicitly Christian, is particularly vulnerable to judicial interference. If and when, for example, opposition to the homosexual agenda becomes “against public policy,” federal judges can and will dissolve the Green family trust or appoint alternative trustees to subvert the mission of the organization. Green’s trust documents are arguably already in violation of official public policy since he requires all trustees to have a “credible written testimony” of faith in Christ. By giving up possession of the Hobby Lobby fortune to an entity that is not the Green family, eventually it will be captured by the political process.”

“Wealthy people around the world cannot handle their wealth, and the desire to escape it, to annihilate it with philanthropy, is part, in my view, of the general death wish of modern civilization.”

“Who needs to follow the constitution when private property will destroy freedoms for us?”

>Nier:Automata
>warriors are female
>commander is also female
>men are only supporters an labors
>a complete SJW’s propaganda of female dominance.

Why is it OK when Japan does it?”

“They’re fucking sexy”

>2B gets shat on everytime when she rubs solo
>9S saves her ass every time
>9S isn’t even a dedicated combat unit and trumps 2B in all categories
Dunno what you’re saying anon, the boy is too strong. Girls are useless. Its pretty reflective of reality of how women want to be in charge but fuck up anything they’re in charge of”

“9S is OP and one of the matriarchs of modern day feminism is painted as a manipulative psychopath obessed with looking beautiful that will cut down and cannibalize other women for the sake of that end. Also she gets btfo by a hot girl with a fetish outfit”

>matriarchs of modern day feminism is painted as a manipulative psychopath obessed with looking beautiful
She also has a giant metal cock.”

“You already know the answer to that.
Nier Automata uses the scenario to create an interesting setting for a story to occur.
When western media does it, it’s typically a hamfisted attempt at subverting perceived injustices, and that shows. It’s clunkily done and filled with blatant, deluded parallels to their own worldview. An example of this sort of thing that isn’t bullshit is Y, the Last Man (which, if made today, would likely be packed with quack sociology and agenda pushing).”

“Actually if you look deeper into it you will see that the only time anything brings a change is when a man is involved

>Fighting Units and shit are all female
>Only Scanner Units are male and don’t do much aside Scout
>Not even a minor advancement towards victory
>9S gets involved
>Rapes the Machine Network
>Rapes it so hard he reached the top of the Tower
>Raped it so hard the Machine Network decided to fuck off because it’s not worth the trouble to deal with 9S

“Yoko Taro doesn’t create diverse casts to fill a quota or make a blunt political message, he makes characters that he thinks will be interesting.”

“”Netflix Edits ‘Bill Nye’ Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender”

“Netflix edits out most blatant propaganda from highly criticized news show”

“No no, they cut out the part from the old show that contradicted their blatant propaganda.”

“What is Freedom?

Freedom is a state of individual and collective liberty, devoid of the threat of oppression; Freedom is a reward, a hard won source of shared noble accomplishment; Freedom is a privilege, but with privilege also compes responsibility – Unwavering faith in and accountability towards the nation which, through past sacrifice has allowed freedom to prevail.”

“Medial care beyond herbs, fluids, bedrest and primitive surgery did not exist until the early twentieth century. When I tune into the debate about a right to health care, what I often hear is a discomfort that has to do with absolute, as opposed to relative, inequality.

Nobody cares about equality when construction workers have homes with pools. If the rich have yachts, what is that to them?

Since around the New Deal, advances in administration and agriculture have made it a point of pride as well as morality that no one should starve on American streets. Is that a ‘right’? It’s not in the Constitution.

It’s also the case that drug prices in America are grossly inflated to a degree that is mind-boggling. That drug companies are constantly using research from or funded by the government makes it even more obscene. Until the FDA and AMA are sorted out, until the supply of doctors is not made artificially scarce, until the use of expert systems is allowed in diagnosis and prescription, I say make doctors and Big Pharma and the FDA suffer. They have all practiced cartel-ism to preserve income and status, and they should all be punished. People at the FDA should be shot.

Until all of that stuff is sorted out, it’s pointless to talk about what is a right and what isn’t. People historically put aside rights-talk during situations of life-and-death. The fact is that nobody outside of the 2% could afford health care. Anybody might develop a rare condition, have an accident, experience a catastrophic health event, etc. Even going bankrupt wouldn’t suffice to pay for it with the current system.
It’s similar to colleges. Before 1965 or so, there was no college so pricey that you couldn’t put yourself through with a part time job. Now nobody can do it without incurring lifetime debt.”

“After working as an illustrator and realizing how much time finishing something really takes, I stopped caring much about technique and skills. Just spend long enough editing and tinkering time and everything can be fixed. It’s not very impressive.

I see how writing is much more important lately. All the pretty art and precise fundamentals can’t replace good characterization, absorbing plots, humor, wit, heart, world building, etc”

“Wait, you support absolute monarchy and an armed citizenry? Guns in the hands of the common folk are antithetical to monarchy.”

“Not sure what theorist you’ve been reading. Historically, monarchies have expected their constituent peoples to be as self-sufficient as possible.

In time of war, for instance, levies had to supply their own weapons and in the case of cavalry, horses.”

“Just look up the English nobility’s stance on the peasantry and the long bow. They expected the peasantry to have long bows and be well versed in using them for defense of the kingdom. The citizenry owning weapons is not antithetical to monarchism.”

“No in fact most, maybe all stable governments have a free armed citizenry. It is paid mercenary soldiers and police which are antithetical to liberty not Kings, nobles or even social inequality. Fact. In a proper system each has a place — high middle or low if you will — and is granted the proper rights of that station. The right to defend your life from violent harm is assumed at law as predating the state or any other human action, until very very recently, and since life necessitates SOME property that too was defensible until AFTER the Stuarts fell and Parliament started its rape of the commons in earnest. Your suppositions only apply to the particular development of Great Britain after the fall of the Monarchy and the rise of the Merchants Oligarchy called parliamentary democracy. And again it is a proven FACT that police and standing armies NOT armed citizens are a threat to the liberties of BOTH Kings and Commons. That is the historical record.”

“On the individual level, there’s no shortage of failed and neurotic people with high IQ. This is why no one cares when people say they have high scores. They rightly look instead for demonstrated abilities, accomplishments, and personality.

IQ is just a rough proxy for someone’s ability to think abstractly and tells us little of how they’re most inclined to use it.”

“It sounds unjust to us now, but if we think about it, one of the great perversities of our present system is that there are still protected castes in our society, it just can’t be written or spoken.

The human experience shows us if we do not explicitly codify rank, parasites implicitly become the most-protected. Equality is hypocrisy because to espouse it is to defy the timeless lessons of human nature.”

“For people of active awareness, a 9-5 job scraping for money is little different than a prison sentence.”

“Those who betray high responsibility over wealth and culture must bear the greatest punishments. An underclass murderer might be quickly dispatched with a bullet. Reckless speculators and embezzlers who crash the economy are destroyed in every respect with elaborate ceremony as befits fallen angels.”

“[S]ocieties are not charities. Every tribe exists in tough competition with its neighbors. If it does not run a tight ship, it is conquered and subsumed. Life is already hard enough for people who faithfully spend their lives helping the group. It must be relentlessly reinforced: the fruits of society are always for cooperators first. ”

“[W]hat we call “health insurance” is not truly insurance at all, nor is producing more of it going to lead to better care. We need less health insurance, not more.

Essential to the concept of insurance is that no one expects to use it. For the holder, insurance is a hedge against unforeseen, rare, and catastrophic outcomes. For the lender, insurance is a gamble that the holder won’t call in the liability.”

“if we hadnt fought the evil nazis we would have no free speech and we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our transparent open democracy for the people by the people where you get imprisoned if you question events we don’t want you to question or publish information we don’t want you to publish”

>Judaism is not a race!

>Look at how accomplished my people are, goy.

“History has a word for “cheaters.” That word is “winner.” Fair play is for intratribal morale building games, not competitions with serious outcomes. Thor never put down his hammer because it gave him an unfair advantage against giants.”

“This is a reminder that non-Muslims aren’t allowed anywhere inside the entire city of Mecca. So it’s pretty hypocritical for Muslims to complain about a travel ban.”

“I never do verbal battle with others, since even if I win an argument, I can’t change the other person’s way of life.”

“Riot got asked about sexy female champions and I thought their answer was interesting so I decided I’d share it with /v/.

>In 2013 we made a conscious effort to shift away from the “hourglass girls” we had been making for years. We just had so many women in our game that could easily be described by, “Syndra, but in a different c******.” We needed more variety. There are a lot of different ways to make compelling female characters that don’t revolve around raw sex appeal. IMO having a large variety of female and male characters is really good for us. Lets us hit a ton of different niches which is important with a roster as big as ours.

>That said, it’s been a loooooong time (over 3 years) since we’ve made a new first order appealing female character (like of Lux, Ahri, or Jinx). I think it’s important we make another, not because “OMG SEX APPEAL,” but because “I feel attractive” is a compelling character fantasy that a lot of players (men and women) really attach to. The key is the character’s looks HAVE TO MAKE SENSE. Visuals should support the overall theme of a character, not be there in spite of it. The way Caitlyn looks makes no sense for a prim and proper sheriff. The way Ahri looks makes a ton of sense for a succubus.

>It is also crucial to recognize that even within the “attractive character” space, there is huge potential variety in the ways that attractiveness can express itself (there’s a reason I used Lux, Ahri, and Jinx in the above example). As long as the character’s visuals serve and resonate with the its thematic we shouldn’t be afraid of going the “sexy” route. League’s got room for all kinds.

What do you guys think?”

“It’s a BS argument. They’re still trying to find a way to explain their personal opinions on the control of creative freedom away.

[2B] wouldn’t have happened if these guys were at the helm because

>muh make sense

Still bullshit. This is just slight backpedalling because they notice the “muh diversity” isn’t drawing in the same numbers as back when they made actually attractive female characters, the hourglass types.”

“Game developers are all pretty much randy pitchford.

They latch onto the ugly fatty designs because they thought the wind was going that way, now they see it’s not and are going back but trying to save face.

Yes, men love sexy females and so do females you fucking retards.”

“Well, who cares desu. Ass faggots isn’t a growing community it’s peaked and now slowly dying. They are actively trying to slim their player base and killing off their most supportive players. Theres a reason why they are making a new sexy female character, and that’s because it’s what got them to popularity as a moba. Riot thinks it will bring players back and they’re just being careful how they word it. It won’t help them tho because ass faggots.”

>makes billions by selling nonsensical slutty skins of popular female characters
>i-it make sense tho
What a fag, just admit that sex sells.”

“He can’t since it would ruin the inclusive safespace PR they have going”

“It’s cute that Riot continues to pretend they don’t just copy the flavor of the season waifus from Japan.”

“I will translate:

“Stronk wynyn honk honk patriarchy but we still want the sweet nerd cash so we make sexy characters from time to time too.”

TheRe’s a reason Ahri was the best selling champ.”

“Riot’s biggest problem as a company is that they feel compelled to answer every single question with some kind of pseudo-science or logic.”

>You can always do what ShindoL did.
He is actually the reason I feel so fucking bad because this whole “american drawing porn in japan” thing was very inspirational until I’ve actually learned about him from people who know him personally.

Basically:
He WAS born in USA but his parents are Japanese. He is 100% asian. He spoke perfect japanese ever since he was a kid. He had no problem moving to Tokyo since he always had a citizenship available to him. He’s also got a proper art education and his family was pretty loaded which allowed hem to raise himself into prominence by hiring all the big dick artist back in late 00s to work on the Bestiaries and whatnot.

AND he is legitimately talented and works his ass off on top of all that.

Basically: no, you can’t actually do what ShindoL did. It’s a fucking meme he uses to promote himself among westerners.”

“That’s how they all are, almost every successful artist in japan has loaded parents, Mashima is a big example of this.”

“Well, it is pretty uncommon for working class parents to send their kids into art schools regardless of where you are. And I would by no means imply that these people “are only popular because of their rich daddies” or anything like that.

Shindol has dozens of finished pieces behind his back and, as an artist, you can clearly see that he has been putting a LOT of care into them ever since he started. There are lots of artists who are as popular or even more popular who don’t bother with stuff like proper backgrounds, extreme angles, advanced composition, detailed anatomy etc. You may not even notice all that stuff as a consumer but he really does all that shit.

But alas, the “New-York dude drawing rape n’shit in Japan” is still a complete bullshit.”

“All minority groups believe in free speech when they’re fighting to be heard and gain sympathy. But it’s what those groups do when they get in power that matters. It’s both obvious that the left would round up and murder millions of people if they gained full power, and that the “pro-freedom/classical liberal” (implicit, but cucked) people wanting to stop the left from doing this would do nothing because they don’t believe in outlawing the ideologies and tools of their enemies. They believe in private entities banning their existence, and the rights of the enemy.”

“i may not agree with him, but i will fight to the death for my enemy’s right to destroy everyones’ future!”

“The English press is the most insufferably arrogant, generally ignorant, the most passionately one-sided and narrow-minded in its judgments that I know; it is the universal bully, always laying down the law for everybody, always speaking as if it were umpire of the universe, always abusing everybody all round and putting party spirit in all its judgments, envenoming thus the most peaceful discussions. It is this and this only which has made England hated all the world over. During the whole year 1895, I never opened an English newspaper without finding War predicated or threatened…No other nation in the world has wanted war or done anything but pray for peace-England alone, the world’s bully, has been stirring it up on all sides.”

“Venezuela has the richest oil reserves in the world and one of the best educated populations in Latin America.”

“lol, this thread pretty much exemplifies why the vast majority of IC never has or will make it. Anons spend more time looking at someone else’s work trying to find “tricks” or answers rather than just painting to figure them out yourself.

You don’t need to see the guys steps, it’s not going to help you. His paintings look impressive because he can draw really well, understand 3d forms and how to light/render them. No tutorial or process shot is going to teach you that, only drawing and painting a fuck ton will. Even if you had a magic tool that gave you his color pallet and told you where to put the colors your work would be shit because up can’t draw.

People need to just go fucken draw instead of endlessly swooning, analyzing and wasting time on here picking apart someone else’s work. If you want to become generic asian artists #23757 you need to be spending your days studying from life and painting personal work, then continue that for 5+ years.

It’s seriously not brain surgery.”

“You are a massive faggot. Any good artist has studied the work of other artists he admires and tried to figure out the techniques being used. You also assume we don’t do any actual practice but like, fuck you man.”

“Why aren’t people allowed to analyze and learn something new to start trying out consciously in their practice, instead of having to hash out everything on their own when there are resources and learning opportunities in other artists’ work? Looking at an artist’s work like this takes only a little time. Seems like you’re projecting unnecessarily.”

“this thread is actually one of the better ones /ic/ has from time to time because it is a god damn discussion and study. Threads of “get gud” “more loomis” don’t mean shit and help no one, /ic/ is at its best when it is breaking down specifics and figuring out things. Not when its just bitching.”

>supposed to

Not gonna make it famalam”

“would you stop being a gatekeeping faggot”

“Wow. He won every area of the country except the northern half which “coincidentally” is the most Islamized and suffered the largest scale attacks. Just shows how much French people even care about other French people living in other regions of the country.

He lost Nice too. Another sight of a large scale attack lol. These people literally need their families killed to understand.”

“Napoleon was best French ruler. Of course, he was also not French.”

“The US is one of a very short list of nations (I believe DPRK may be the other) that actually tries to collect taxes on residents no longer within their borders. You can’t leave the farm (legally). Though they probably try harder against the low hanging fruit, poor people in the US.”

“We either accept terrorism as a part of our open vibrant society or we accept a massive surveillance state to keep us safe

sorry no other option”

“Patreon artists seem to constantly run into family and health problems.”

“Faggots tend to have higher IQs, which is why they make up a disproportionate amount of both geniuses and mentally ill psychopaths. I can’t back this up with any sort of quantitative evidence, but I assume that the normalization of faggotry has increased the hedonistic and self-destructive nihilist tendencies of the average homo compared to times past when high IQ homos were naturally channeled into a more productive application of their abilities by social incentives”

“Whenever you are out in public and can’t figure out what the deal with everyone is, think about how heavily medicated they are.”

“Your robotic future isn’t the Venus Project, it’s Mom’s Friendly Robot Company.”

“This is evident from how we treat our popular technology now. We care more about the brand putting it out than the utility of the product.”

>Game is about outcasts finding a place where they belong and changing the world with real friends and cute girls
>In reality anyone deviating from the norm even slightly never finds friends and is discarded and spit on by society, forced into a life of shitty depression and eventually dying a virgin loser
Why are Atlus such liars?”

“they’re saying if you’re going to be successful outcasts then you better have guts, charm, knowledge, kindness, skilled, be extremely lucky, have a lot of useful connections, and control magical powers.

which is all true of the real world.”

“This is a degradation of any honest work, for every honestly working man must ask today: Does it have a purpose at all that I work? I will really never accomplish anything, and there are people who, practically without work, can not only live, but in practice even dominate us, and that’s their goal.”

“This is a reminder that the average American has no idea that the Interregnum happened. At best he might recognize the name Oliver Cromwell and that he had something to do with England. But that the English ever killed their king, he has no idea.

His understanding of history is that after the fall of Rome, there was the Dark Ages, about which the only thing you need to know is that there were crusades, details not important, and then there was the Reformation, and Henry VIII in England killed his wives, and then nothing important happened until the Americans revolted against King George.”

“I read about that case. They railroaded him. They dug all through his life to find something to nail him on because he was going against the narrative.

It was literally nothing. I think he forgot to disclose a small loan from a family member when he bought a house. The loan had long since been repaid but because he didn’t disclose it at the time they went after him.

Another time that they arrested him (his been arrested tons of times) and the cops threw him in a holding cell with a bunch dirty Muslims that knew who he was.

They left him to be beaten and most likely killed. They beat the shit out him, stomped on his head and kicked his face in. They knocked out all the teeth in the front of his mouth, top and bottom.”

“Did not know the guy but watched the clip where he was at a restaurant with his family and the police just came out of nowhere to trow him and his family out for “disturbing the peace”. Even after seing they where just peacefully trying to eat and afteer the owner/staff told the police they where welcomed customers.”

“He’s getting an extraordinary amount of flak for filming these Pakis. They say the flak’s the worst when you’re above the target.

There must be more to this than we think.

Maybe the upper echelons are scared of some connection to the rapists.”

>ignores context of spending trillions on the military and other dumb non-investments for ZOG, institutional bubbling of the economy, and other destructive behavior that applies the same costs to society as socialist programs
>hah you want some SOCIALIST program like healthcare or education or some other investment in society? go write a check commie! Lower my taxes!

“All the shit heads already get everything for free. We’re just adding good people when we talk about socializing things.”

>government allows the water and air to get poisoned while taking bribes to subsidize industry

>everybody in the area gets cancer

>lol you’re on your own commie!

“You might be able to cure your cancer by watching some motivational sales tapes.”

“Southeast KY is 99.5% white, but poor with a drug issue and terrible infrastructure. The area is rich in natural resources, namely coal. Yet the counties are broke, the internet is early 2000s-tier, cell phone coverage is horrible, & some people don’t have running water. The region has produced trillions of dollars worth of coal, but you know who got that money? Capitalists who paid the locals $10/hour to mine the coal. The locals are poor, the coal workers are dying of cancer they got from the coal, and the companies won’t pay the medial bills. This is why a strong nationalist government is needed, to implement some socialist measures into the economy. Natural resources like oil, coal, and others should be nationalized, the money comes from the land, and the people own the land and thus should benefit from the profits, not a few capitalists who take 95% of the money, and then shut down and leave the area poor with no jobs. The people in southeast KY should be RICH, they’re sitting on trillions of dollars of black gold, yet live almost 2nd world. The people who talk 99% of the time about race need to get with the program, even if it’s 100% white, you have to have an economic plan, too. What’s being done to white kentuckians is disgusting. Capitalism is just as bad as what you say communism is, and makes everybody poor and into a defacto slave. The difference is communism is dead and capitalism is raping us currently.”

“Reminder that meth is popular in the Appalachians because it is the only thing keeping coal miners awake doing 20 hour shifts 6 days a week.”

“I guess they shouldn’t have sold their land off for pennies then.”

“They didn’t, a lot of it was nationalized and then sold off again in federal auctions. They rest were by and large extorted off the land because of really esoteric clauses in land titles over mineral rights.”

>Some rich anglo colonialist family owns half a state
>sells off all the land in parcels
>land changes hands 20 times in 300 years
>one person finds coal on his property
>”U’m you don’t own that, I do because my great grandpappy owned the land back in the 1750s

“Because that’s the most accurate and faithful translation, and all other versions have a “flavor” with them which would change the outlook of a character.(Like someone who’s supposed to be a dumbass saying french jargon)

I don’t see what’s people’s problem with it being translated as only that. If the original writer put “shikata ga nai” 100 times, then there’s absolutely no problem with “it can’t be helped” appearing 100 times. It’s not the translator’s or anyone’s duty to make sure it doesn’t “get boring/samey” for the english consumers.

Next you’re gonna tell me that “anata /danna-sama” needs to be mixed up with “honey,sweetie, qtpie, lil’ muffins, my teddy bear” because it’s “used too much” by married women.”

“That’s the problem for them. They want translators to make up their lines instead of translating stuff as it is. Some of these idiots speak out from time to time how they love/hate their job because “Japs are weird, ugh…, but at least I can change it to suit my views!””

“Thing is translators want to push “liberal” translations because then they can’t be held accountable for messing up lines. Most of the people complaining on twitter and the images you see passed around are from translators trying to push meme translations. This is propaganda to excuse what are essentially rewrites.”

2017 Apr 02 ~ 21

“9S: Okay Okay
2B: Only 1 time k’

>Jap 9S
Okaaaaay

>Murrican 9S
For the love of Christ! You too?!

English localization is a joke.”

“Toobie playthrough is bluepilled and you think that you are pulling the weight and Nines is there just taking pictures and probably to make a report.

When you hit the Route B you learn that it actually was Nines who did all the job singlehandedly and didn’t even take any credit for it mostly because he was way too happy just having 2B around.”

>Be a fan of a Niche game/series
>Not a lot of people to talk to because “Sorry anon, no one played that game/series.”
>”Never heard of it”
>Niche game/series gets a amazing sequel
>It explodes in popularity
>Suddenly everyone and their mother are claiming to be longtime fans of the series

Why lie? Why not just say you’re new to a series and leave it at that?

I’ve had this happen a few times and now it’s happening again with Automata and it’s just baffling to me. I’m not mad that one of Taro’s games finally got popular (I’m actually pretty happy with it) I’m just kinda mad at all the people now pretending that they’ve been longtime fans now that one of his games became popular.”

“That’s just how normies are.”

>2005
>not 2001
Fucking casuals.

I was literally the first guy to find out about the game in our school, got my friends playing and started the whole fad in our local area.”

“Yeah, I’m sure everyone these days talks about how cool you are.”

“Oh wow bro, no way, that was you?! Let me shake your hand bro, what a legend.”

“You should start your sentence with “sweetie” if you’re trying to sound like a condescending twitter tranny.”

“When you don’t pay for the product, you’re the product.

Its like facebook, shit isn’t free in the end.”

“that’s wrong… you are always the product no matter if you pay or not. if they can get extra shekels they will always go fot those extra shekels. a good example would be smart-tvs.”

“On neo-internet 3.0, you’re not wrong. And I hate that so much.

I’d pay $40 for such software gladly, if they’d just keep their fingers off of my shit afterwords, but anymore personal dataminding is in EVERYTHING.

I guess I just yern for computing in the 90s”

>in our lifetimes people will start building PCs with obsolete 90s parts again just so the government is no longer spying on them
Is there any individual piece of hardware that is not also compromised, at this point? I know most newer GPUs are sending data back regardless, I know most motherboards are via the BIOS if it even still has a BIOS instead of the new software based thing they use to collect data even easier, I know everything post-i5 from Intel in CPUs collects absolutely everything you do, does RAM as well? Is there anything that isn’t spying on us these days?”

“open source routers with call-back blocklists throw a giant monkey wrench in these systems.

We just need to maintain a list of the IP addresses used in these systems and update it regularly.”

“- 60 hour work weeks to afford condo in suburbs
– nagged by HR cat lady; sexism PowerPoint meetings
– lectured on white privilege
– marry overweight career woman, have one kid at 37 who is on autism spectrum
– only hobbies Netflix and fantasy sports
– hooked on expensive medications only doctor can give
– corn syrup body, soy face, estrogen water ruins hormones
– spend hours complying with regulations and navigating Byzantine legal system
– sell house to government to afford nursing home where Somali nurse steals from you”

“How do I even get this good

Where do I start in transitioning from pencil and paper to tablet?

Those fucking beautiful hands.”

“All of /ic/ spouts that just drawing spaghetti people in graphite for years will eventually mean one day you can paint like the OP and they always leave out the transitional practice methods because those are the actual difficult parts.”

“As to the ‘how this sells soap’ question, my guess is that it’s regular old positive association, in the same way that Starbucks reminds everyone they use decomposable cups. There is no direct connection between green cups and buying more coffee, but if you think ‘well these guys are trying to do something good’ its easier to use special pleading to allow yourself to have an extra coffee today.”

“A secular country fighting a war against a literal Sunni caliphate and finally winning international support uses chemical weapons on a non military target miles from the front for no reason whatsoever.

Since the State department and UN verified all the chemical weapons were removed this also means they had to be manufactured recently and evaded mandatory chemical weapons inspections by the UN.

Btw chemical nerve agents are incredibly difficult and expensive to manufacture and store, so if you aren’t using them for incredibly strategic purposes they are literally a waste of finite and expensive chemical resources that could be put towards conventional munitions.

The guy who is using cheap dumb Barrel bombs 2 years ago is suddenly manufacturing some of the most advanced weapons on Earth today without rebuilding a single laboratory destroyed by the war.”

“Wow Syria doesn’t have an ineffectual UN puppet leader? Better kill a few million civilians there.”

“People didn’t stop believing in facts. They just don’t get them anymore. We live in cities, work in offices, cut off from anything that is happening, receiving information about them only on screens and in papers that can be – and usually are – created with bias. Questioning them isn’t madness, it’s the rationality that keeps us from being drones of the Big Brother. Sure, some people question correct information. But then their correctness must be proved instead of the people ridiculed.”

“Okay guys, this is rock bottom. Watching this video I realize we really have been had. The Jews are pulling all the strings. Look how they try to snivel in the whole “oh my god we don’t want to be refugees if only you guys deposed Assad we totally wouldn’t come to Europe ;)” angle. The Jews are doing this deliberately. Of course none of that shit is true. The Jews destroyed Lybia and now what? Have the refugee waves from Lybia subsided after the deposing of Gaddafi? Yeah didn’t think so. Quite the opposite.

The alt-right is a complete playball in the book of the Jews now. The kikes are adapting and planning around it. Even I underestimated the nefariousness of this thing. 4D chess is real, but its the kikes playing it on us”

“I don’t think Hillary would have been better because every “rightist” would still insist it’d be different if trump won thus perpetuating the reformist system strategy, whereas the same people cheering trumps treason would never have engaged in any resistance (in the real sense) but would have just continued to watch fox and drudge and bitch ineffectively.

The pool of potential revolutionaries is fairly small, but Trumps treason will realize more of those with such potential than a Hillary win would have”

“The Judaic (particularly Christian and Islamic) end time prophecies are expertly designed to suppress doubt and reinforce faith through a feedback loop, where everything that contradicts the revealed religion can be dismissed as “evil lies” that were “prophecied” thus simply proving the word of yeshu or moe

It also resigns people to fatalism and inaction on the basis that the worse things get the nearer the judgment day is and that any action is pointless and even sinful as it comes from a lack of faith in imminent salvation”

“Yemen is the poorest country in the entire region and yet there is a constant stream of pictures and videos coming out, showing Saudi Arabia dropping phosphorus, chemical weapons, and assorted cluster bombs on Shiite civilian areas. There is no question about these things. No doubt they are taking place and fired from Saudi military actors. We can SEE a continuous flow of image frames, showing how the relevant craft are positioned and the weapons deployed as they fly towards the buildings and market places.
Pictures of disfigured, burned and crippled shia children abound, and nobody shows them on TV, EVER.

It’s only with Assads supposed atrocities that this conspicuous shortage of meaningful footage exists, despite the fact that the Iraq-Syria War has been the most medially documented and widely shared about conflict in the history of humanity.”

“Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

“Nobody assumes all women want children, however, every woman’s mother did want children.”

“I remember when /pol/ was a comfy space for shitposting and NatSoc posting.

I remember when /pol/ recognized neocon kikery and opposed it.

Now with the influx of faggots from T_D and other normies during the Trump campaign, /pol/ has become a low IQ hivemind that would suck the shit out of ‘muh god emproors’ ass if he asked them to.

Donald Trump is the peak of kikery, he has become what we always hated, his daughter is married to a merchant and he sucks Bibi’s cock every day.

With his latest move in Syria, and NSC changes, as well as the removal of Flynn during the Russia scandal, Trump has completely surrendered himself to the neocon kike establishment that we wanted him to fight against.

Trump is the best shabbos goy.

Old fags will recognize this and side with Assad, low IQ newfag bandwagon T_D faggots; who have created some weird cult of worship around Donald Trump, will side with him regardless of whether or not he his right or wrong.

Oldfags stand with me against these /nu/pol fags now.”

“What a coincidence that a fully loaded missile frigate shows up in Syria two days before the causus belli they need to open fire”

“This sarin gas bullshit is a pure false flag, but the Trumpcucks in whose minds it is real are still using insanely retarded logic, namely:

“Assad should have killed these innocent babies for no reason using high velocity explosives and shrapnel like us civilized human beings!”

If the Syrian Arab Army had killed 50 children using internationally approved projectiles (like say tomahawk missiles) there would be some standardized bitching phoned in by groups like the UN and shills like John McCain, but no one important would seriously suggest escalating things and it would all be forgotten tomorrow.

The people you see signalling about chemical weapons are not human beings in possession of rational faculties, they are drooling moronic biological automatons, programmable slabs of meat who do not qualify for personhood and thus are not entitled to “rights” or moral consideration.

It is ok to kill them, and if anyone decides to expend their minimal potential doing so, it is a cause for celebration.

Those who support war with Syria because of a false flag gas attack do not deserve to live.”

“Liberals on Trump:
Blow up Muslims = 🙂
Deny them visas = :(“

“Okay, so the narrative is that even though Assad was winning the war, he decided to drop illegal chemical weapons on civilians in order to demoralize his opposition into giving up sooner.

Even if that’s the case, then how is this different than the apology for the nuclear bombing of Japan? Except the nuclear bombings killed thousands of times more civilians.”

“Notice nobody is posting ‘Pray for Syria’ now.”

“Multicultural leftist: We need to invade this Islamic nation

Alt Righter with crusader cosplay: We should leave them alone”

>cluster munition canisters paraded as evidence of sarin plane missile canisters
>non airtight cylindrical containers
>the pilots would die from exposure on the runway since someone can’t wear a biohazard suit in the cockpit of Sukhoi
>the only way to deliver sarin by plane is in spherical bomblets that only 2 countries can manufacture
>All other sarin delivered by artillery or mortars
Also
>evidence for supposed UN tier war crime courts being used as flowerpots

“What would air delivered Sarin containers even look like? I can’t find photos of any.”

“2 part spheres. Obviously neither the US nor Russia will declassify actual photos because we don’t actually have chemical weapons because we totally signed a treaty and destroyed our stickpiles plus the fact that China would try to reverse engineer the capsule mechanism from photographs.”

“The Constitution does not say that. Pres. Trump did not declare war for which he would need congressional approval. He was well w/in his rights of commander-in-chief to strike. What if Syria or Iran hit the U.S. w/chemical weapons and babies were killed? Wouldn’t we want other countries to come to our defense? This could be a our modern day holocaust if we turn a blind eye to it.”

“It’s not war we’re just bombing them”

“just the tip”

“In 2014 the US state department under John Kerry and Obama declared “every ounce” of sarin was removed from Syria. They even tweeted it.
So either they lied then or they’re lying now.”

“no goy they only said “declared”. They’ve got massive caches in the desert goyim believe us just like Saddam”

“”Where are they?”
“Somewhere out in the desert fam”
“Oh you mean the treeless relatively flat place that can be seen by satellite?””

“Its hilarious because water is better at hiding magnetic signatures than sand.”

“The biggest evidence that this strike was all show and neo-con plan was all these world leaders now clapping as hard as Americans when they finally reach the front of the McDonalds line praising trump on the strikes. You have the UK, Canada’s Tru “nice hair weed flare” deau, you have Germany and other EU states standing and clapping as hard as they can saying “thank you America God bless xDDDDD” like the controlled puppets they are over this.”

“all within 12 hours of the strike, without even thinking about timezone differences.

They had the speeches prepared in advance.”

“We were trying to avoid getting back at the US-Propaganda but we are compelled to do one more round.

For the sake of the argument, they are claiming that the targeted airbase was the one used in the alleged chemical attacks, so if what they say is true, if indeed they destroyed the whole airbase and all of their missiles hit their designated targets, and if this airbase had chemical agents, why no chemical agents got leaked?

Or the “Chemical weapons” developed by Syrian scientists can only harm underage boys (since in all their staged videos not a single girl was seen, in case no one noticed).

More so, let’s say it was true also for the sake of our point, didn’t they have any regards to the nearby villages that such “chemical agents” may result in catastrophic civilian deaths? Oh wait we only covered that one, the Syrian “chemical agents” are smart enough not to harm anyone but little boys.

Those who can’t see what really is happening, pick a lie, then pick whichever explanation provided by the US-Propaganda that suits your level of intelligence, because there is not helping you at this point; you were deceived in Vietnam, in Iraq, and Libya, and now in Syria; fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, but fool me four times … we’ll let you continue it however you like.

Finally, on the ground, as we said, the airbase is back into service, the bulk of the attack was foiled, 36 missiles did not reach their targets and the attempted show of force backfired into a show of insufficiency.

– Syrian Arab Army”

“Antifa literally protested an alt right demonstration against a foreign war
LMAO”

“The competition to merely exist in those parts of the world is cutthroat and tough. So when they get to the New World it’s like an introduced species exploding out of control.

Look at Jews, Alawites, Maronites, Armenians in their native habitats they’re often relatively poor and just hanging on to their territories and neighborhoods by a thread.”

“Yes. And the manorialism of the Hajnal territories (the Franks) selectively bred people who were easy to lead and organize, but also very vulnerable to more tribalistic peoples. Fox and henhouse. Dumb down your own people, and you will find them quickly taken over by outsiders.

[…] Once the lower classes of an invading group are established, then their ruling class comes in. And they are very different. Noone feels threatened by the chode incel Indian beta men coming… but then you see the Brahman’s coming in, and they are taller, better looking, and move with confidence and authority. Same with Arabs, same with Chinese; 100 years ago it was small and ugly little Chinese people… no threat. Now it is the ruling class coming over from China, and they are as tall as us, and quite arrogant and confident.”

“California used to have their own public power system. It was very well run and also very long sighted. They sold it all off and…power shortages where they rape the taxpayer. Higher prices less service.

Government systems may not be quite as efficient as private but private systems goals are not in line with the public. Public systems goals are “supposedly” in line with helping the public. If you lose a little on efficiency with the public you gain it back with goals not to sap the public with as many fees as possible and siphon off as much profit as possible.”

“The airbase that Trump bombed has been protecting a Christian town called Mahardah, which is about 40 miles away.

Crippling the airbase meant that those Christians were and are still more likely to be overrun, gang raped, enslaved, and massacred by ISIS.”

“Copts were pretty much exterminated or driven out of Egypt during the ascent of democracy and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their liturgical music is all that remains of the music of Pharaonic Egypt.

When they were being exterminated, along with Druze, Yezidi, etc. Christians in the US spoke up and were told (in the person of Ted Cruz) “If you do not stand with Israel, I will not stand with you”.

Lesson: some genocides don’t matter.”

“Bana’s apparently still posting on Twitter. How retarded do you have to be to believe this account is anything other than a mouthpiece for kike propaganda? A seven-year-old Syrian girl in a war zone with a verified Twitter handle and a fluent command of English? Seems legit.”

“You know for sure she is a Syrian child because she starts right off saying “I am a Syrian child” in the beginning of her tweet”

“How impressed are you when China or whoever does some stupid shit to flex their muscles? You think “what a bunch of faggots” right? That’s what the world is thinking about America right now “what a bunch of faggots”. Nobody is scared and nobody cares.”

“If Paris got gassed instead of Idlib we’d be told it’s just a part of city life.”

“I explain to her that she has everything she needs to invest and get rich for herself and for her family to continue doing so for generations. But it turns into pulling teeth just to make sure she doesn’t throw away what my grandparents accumulated for her. She gets it all free and somehow it’s right that I start from scratch? I’m not a nigger and I’d be okay, but it’s a huge loss and a huge waste.”

“Sounds like my dad who stayed at home into his 30s but told me I was a piece of shit when I wanted to stay with him when I was 17”

“Using the pool of family resources, I could turn us into millionaires in a couple decades but it somehow makes sense to force me to be a wagecuck in a bad economy for 20 years and pay half my earnings in interest why? How is that not torture?”

“Why is neo/v/ autisming so hard over this game? It’s decent, but if it wasn’t for waifushit nobody would even talk about it.”

“Just because it has attractive females it’s not waifushit you piece of shit.”

“Its kinda funny.
Listening to Video game OST is considered nerdy or stupid.
But the irony is some of the best songs iv herd are from games (Mostly Japanese games and some Anime)
I think the fact games (and anime) have such unreal and abstract settings allows artists to do pretty much anything they want.
While movies cant afford to do the same anymore because they cost so much and have to appeal to as large audience as possible so you will mostly just hear normie stuff.
And TV and Radio pretty much only play the most popular garbage.”

>Listening to Video game OST is considered nerdy or stupid
Says who?
People who arent you?
How about you stop being a fucking sheep for once in your fucking life, shithead.
Live your own goddamn life, you’re not anyone else, you’re you. You’re only going to be you.

If youre so hell bent on other people’s opinions you’ll never grow as an individual yourself.
Quit stunting your own growth.”

“You are missing a very, very small point. People around affect you and your life directly. All this don’t be a sheep talk is relevant to some degree and by fact false most of the time. Whenever you go against majority’s views you will have to face consequences.”

“You hate pop music and I can’t blame you for that.

Mainstream music is poison for the mind and soul.

Japanese make some awesome game ost but you what you love about it is the emotions the songs convey.

There is good music like this outside of video games though. so I hope you don’t limit yourself to just game osts”

>People not as nerdy as you don’t recognise it’s vidya music unless it’s mario.
No, but they make weird faces and ask where the lyrics are and why you’re listening to weird orchestra Beethoven shit.”

“Are they 12?”

“Then they’re faggots. Like I give a shit if they don’t like my music.”

“Yeah, any day now Assad is going to start gassing the United States. Are boomers actually this stupid?”

“A SU-20 with a maximum combat range of 715 miles is going to fly across the Mediterranean and then the Atlantic a full 6670 miles carrying a full payload of bombs they can’t manufacture filled with poison gas the US State department confirmed they didn’t have and drop it in a US city without being intercepted by F-16/18/22/35s or even recommissioned f14s or f4s they pulled out of museums on emergency notice or being shot down by any US SAMs, that plane will then turn around and complete it’s round trip of 13340 miles landing safely at the airstrip Trump just bombed.”

“The Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah. The testimony was widely publicized, and was cited numerous times by United States senators and President George H.W. Bush in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War. In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah’s last name was Al-Sabah, and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by American Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah’s testimony has come to be regarded as a classic example of modern atrocity propaganda.

In her emotional testimony, Nayirah stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, take the incubators, and leave the babies to die.”

>post your work

Has anybody ever proved their point here by posting their work?”

“Literally the only art that would appease people that say “post your work” is pro tier art like from the Wei Feng vs. Ruan Jia thread. Even then, you’d be hard pressed for anon to admit you have a point.”

“/ic/ has no trolling material otherwise”

“98% of /ic/ is full of shitposters that draw once a month at best, the rest of the time they hoard .pdf files and art books.

I remember a master study thread that had so much potential for growth but it only had about 4 posters and it died quickly. Threads shitting on other artists, however, usually had something like 30 posters all actively arguing to the point that there were sub-arguments.”

>I thought I had an opinion but this blog opened my eyes.

Why can’t you just say you are incapable of independent thought or critical analysis and will take any opinion you hear as your own as long as it’s presented in a neat, easily digestible format?”

“Bionicle was at it’s core a construction set/action figure. You bought the toys and basically got just a toy. Maybe there was a little leaflet with some story, but nothing of substance. What made it unique was that you had to seek out other media to get the full lore (comics, animations, internet sites, web games).

I’ve recently learned the term to describe this is called a “media project”. Bionicle was one of the earliest, possibly even the first, media projects. A media project is a product with supporting material released separately through alternative media. Overwatch is a media project. With Overwatch you buy the game and get the story through the animations, comics, interviews, etc.. Overwatch is the only western media projects I can think of. It’s more common in the east I believe.”

“Has anyone else thought of using the recent United story as a way to show the injustice of fractional reserve banking? Everyone can see the terrible consequences of United issuing more tickets than it had seats, and how that should not be allowed, but that is the same thing banks do when they issue more claims to money than they have.”

“The 4-d chess meme reminds me of here’s how Bernie can still win”

“Death is the just penalty for bringing poison to a hundred men’s lips and saying “but I did not make them drink!”.”

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are the two Republican lawmakers teaming with Democrats to stop the funding of the border wall, despite both representing districts that share a border with Mexico.

“We recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” Hurd and McSally wrote to the Trump administration in a letter, according to The Hill. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

I.e., “we depend on Mexican votes to stay in office.””

>are they being paid to discredit him?

They are. PR people are literally paid shills.

Here’s what happens:
>company realizes they’re fucked
>hires a PR firm
>PR firm digs up dirt on the guy to reframe the story
>sends it out to media contacts
>media contacts publish it
>gullible idiots eat it raw

PR people are fucking scum. If they can find dirt on you, they will use it. Otherwise they’ll just try to spin the story into

>our employees dindu nuffin
>they good boys
>he was drunk as fuck

“Can’t ban guns, okay well here’s a bunch of costly must have modifications or.else you go to jail – so either you become autistic on the laws or you are priced out of owning guns.

Then the leftists antigunners say “well you can STILL own a gun so your rights are not violated, besides what do you really need one for? Hunting? Meat is gross anyways.” and sit smugly at the Starbucks with their $2,000 macbook that daddy bought them with the trustfund.”

>If Everyone Is So Confident, Why Aren’t They Borrowing?
>Economists are struggling to explain a sudden slowdown in bank lending.

The Jews are sad they can’t borrow money at 0.5 to 1% interest and turn around and give it to you for 5 to 28%.

People aren’t borrowing money because they already have significant amounts of debt and wages have stagnated. The average revolving credit card balance is $16k.

ollectively, student loan debt amounts to $1,400,000,000,000, that’s 1.4 trillion dollars. The average debt for a 2016 graduate is $37k. We’ve gone full circle with the mortgage thing and nearly everyone owns a home again.

The same people who won in 2008 are going to win again soon.”

“I’ve been researching for years, and have never found an attempt to estimate the eugenic effects of priestly and monastic celibacy on European IQ and personality. Basically, for period of many hundreds of years, everyone with curiosity about the world or who had a talent or interest in reading and writing was systematically erased from the European gene pool. People forget that advanced, collegiate level painful study of Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus is basically sweating and straining over what was POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT to the Ancient Greeks.

Secondly, the Christian takeover of the Hellenistic world involved the deliberate and violent destruction of almost all libraries, public and private. The comparison to Bolshevism isn’t just Christian baiting. They also destroyed all the temples and statues. The only standing Greek temples in the territory of the Roman Empire at its height are in Southern Sicily (2) and Armenia (1). The only surviving library from the same area is from Herculaneum, the sister city of Pompeii. Christians personally destroyed all statues, temples and libraries in the following territories. Study this map [image attached is the extent of the Roman empire] – really give it some thought – to understand the overwhelming destructive power of Christianity. This whole area was totally cleansed of statues, libraries, and temples.

Secondly, even more work that has never been done by a statistician with demographic experience:

In the 16th century – purely for religious reasons – 40% of the German population was lost. I’ve never seen an estimate of how many Germans would exist today if that hadn’t happened.

Similarly, the south of France was violently cleansed of at least one million people during the Fourth Crusade. This is something like one-seventh of the population ca. 1200. The number of Europeans who never came into being because of that even has never been estimated.

Evil England has also been punished: from the rule of Henry VIII to about 1680, i.e. the period of the English Reformation – at least 17% of the British population was annihilated. After the English Civil War, about 40% of the Irish population was slaughtered.

The death toll of Semitism could measure in the billions very easily, and could in addition be responsible for a loss in average Western European IQ by as many as 30 or 40 points. Recall that just as Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus were POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT for the Greeks, Shakespeare (without the Cliff Notes) was similarly POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT for the late 16th century English. That is to say, gross plebs willingly went to Shakespeare plays for the experience of BEING ENTERTAINED. It could very easily be the case that their grossest plebs had IQs of 120, which I regard as a lower cutoff point for taking enjoyment of any kind from Shakespeare’s output.

There’s been some recent work done that the Victorians (latter half of 19th century) had a much, much higher IQ than modern Britons or Americans.

And even today, the average IQ in Germany is 107 – 7 points higher than Americans. And yes, 100 is the White average in America even before including NAMs. We are at the eugenic bottom of Western existence.”

“The Middle Ages and the Renaissance were never 90% garbage like today. Even the pleb stuff is tremendously influential. Something like 25% of Shakespeare comes directly from Commedia del’arte – a ‘popular’ form, i.e. garbage.”

“If I’m told that a service will cost $20 and I pay $20 for the service, then it should be an exception when I DO decide that the server was extra nice and I throw in an extra few dollars. My financial situation doesn’t factor into it, whether I’m Bill Gates or a lowly peasant. Everyone deserves to be able to come to a simple agreement with another human about how much that other person’s service is worth, without the other person mentally adding extra money on top of the agreement”

“I don’t see where anyone is obliged, it is just a formality. Bad tippers get shit service tho”

“That’s where the obligation comes in – the moral obligation to not be a ‘bad tipper’ and getting worse service in the future just because you paid the agreed price”

“I’m not talking about the practicality of implementing it, I’m talking about whether it’s a good or a bad system, and it’s clearly a bad system if your only argument in favour of it is that it can’t be changed”

“Liberals: Risking a Third World War with a nuclear-armed state is just an act on part of Donald Trump to disguise his ties to their president

Conservatives: Donald Trump was justified in bombing a foreign state for allegedly using weapons against its own people because America has a moral duty to uphold the dignity and rights of all citizens around the world, even thought his in every way implies we are an authority the world should submit to, because what counts as “human dignity and rights” will inevitably come from what Americans conceive as those.

Tell me again how the United States has any redeeming qualities?”

“The US wasn’t waging an illegal war in Cambodia, it was just limited airstrikes on military targets.”

>Be Israel
>Illegally occupy Golan Heights
>refuse to return land to Syria citing political instability
>find oil in Golan heights
>start illegally drilling for Syrian oil

Holy Fuck did Hadrian not go far enough.”

“On Passover, no less. No less! How could he make such comments about Jew Deaths on a holiday celebrating in the glory of the horrific mass murder of Egyptian goyim children?”

>US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

Yeah they were just chatting about it on skype or some shit.

If it were a real gas attack, let us be honest, it would be in person or paper only.”

>Shit talks her for three paragraphs
>I like your work though

How the actual fuck do normies stand being around women? Is the vagina really enough of an incentive to put up with mental gymnastics like this every day of your fucking life?”

“Can you imagine a man commenting on a similar image where a male model is doing something vintage like shooting ducks in a leather vest with a perfect backdrop of water and reeds and a champion quality Labrador? Would that be considered “toxic masculinity?”

This picture depicts something you’d commonly see in Garden and Gun magazine, or on TV for that matter. No one lives the ideal life or is truly the Ubermensch, but it does not hurt anything to have examples and role models in your life so you can strive to attain it.

Perhaps the commenter would prefer seeing a fat woman wearing a wife beater making a sheet cake in a trailer, an image that would make her feel better about herself. That isn’t what continuous improvement is about. You don’t want to be the smartest, strongest, most successful, or best looking people in your circle of friends. Otherwise you’ll regress towards the mean versus having forward mobility.

TLDR: commenter has a loser mentality.”

“I was arguing against a dindu the other day who thought blacks were being massacred in the streets by police, and he cited the news as his source because he is a dumb nigger.

Then I posted FBI numbers proving blacks commit armed robbery at a rate 6:1 to whites.

Then he said I was changing the subject so I had to remind him committing violent crimes is a good way to get shot by police.”

“One woman entering the workforce destroys 3 families: First, the family she could have created if she were a stay-at-home mom. Second, the family a man could’ve created if he had her job. Third, the family of the woman whose husband she’s cheating with.”

“Bull sculptor wants the fearless girl sculpture removed because it changes the original meaning behind the bull which is to represent the “fighting spirit of the United States and of New York.””

>Muh equality
>I know! That’s make a sculpture of a LITTLE GIRL being stubborn, like children tend to do until they gewt their way (or until it doesn’t work then they start crying for help for a mommy and daddy)…
>Let’s put it in front of this sculpture we KNOW has a whole series of meanings that go back to the Mycenaean period and before across pretty much every culture ever
>GRL POWER!

How long until a group of feminists get angle grinders, and in the middle of the wee hours of the morning, castrate the Bull because it’s message has NOW BECOME mysoggyknee and partridgetree?

Honestly I getting fucking sick of it.”

“Can someone make a sculpture of a smirking father figure with his hand patting her head and put it there?

Let’s see if that “doesn’t” change the meaning.”

“To be honest, I think the fearless stupid little girl thinking she is brave, when in fact she’s opposing and taunting things of good faith, is a perfect artistic representation our modern feminists.”

>“This is a piece of work all women of any age,
It’s a little girl, you concieve of yourself as children
>shape,
Obesity rates in America are skyrocketing, this kid ain’t the right “shape”
>color
The kid is clearly either white or, at most, hispanic
>or creed can relate to.
Judging by the way she’s dressed this kid isn’t muslim, jewish, or in fact any “creed”
>A work which reminds us today’s working woman
It’s a stubborn child challenging an 2000lb bull, plus when’s the last time you saw any women do farm work?
>is here to stay
They were never not there
>and has taken her place in the nation’s financial district.”
Yep, and this little girl is about to learn that if you mess with the bull, you get the horns.”

“Man… makes sculpture of animal, celebrating the spirit of the city.

Woman… makes sculpture of herself, celebrating herself, demanding attention.”

“this guy may actually shoot back so our beloved Jack Bower wannabes are busy eating their donuts right now”

“What’s with Japan and their fascination to childhood friends, that Japanese devs keep inserting at least one character with that trait into their games? I can’t see the appeal of someone that’s stuck so long with the MC but never elevated their relationship to beyond friends.”

“Whats with US and their fascination with LGBT, the American devs keep inserting at least one character with that trait into their games? I cant see the appeal of someone thats sucks cocks but its character never elevated beyond being gay.”

“You have one of 2 ways of addressing “it is never ok to hit a woman”:

>the phrase became commonplace when it was wrong to hit a woman because they all acted like ladies

>the phrase became commonplace when women were considered property and hitting a woman was considered property damage”

“What’s the full name of Darwin’s “Origin of Species”?”

“On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”

“What is the definition of “Marketing”? […] When I took Marketing at Columbia they taught me, “overcoming sales resistance”.”

“Once something’s institutionalized, no one has to know what’s going on, that’s how you make your living.”

“The lyrics to “Chocolate Rain” are poetic and political, but the overall effect of the video was unintentionally hilarious. Did it frustrate you that you weren’t taken seriously?”

“Is any artist taken seriously? What does that even mean? Most artists who create art about serious topics are not received in that light. Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us” didn’t catalyze massive criminal justice reform. Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” didn’t catalyze structural reform to obliterate poverty. If everyone who heard John Lennon’s “Imagine” voted to support pacifist international utopianism, the world would have very different political leaders. No song is taken seriously. The artist just makes the song like a parent makes a child. But in this case, the child is immediately put-up for adoption by the world. The world raises that child. How the world raises the child is not the artist’s job ? it’s the world’s. I can’t worry about how the world does its job. I can only worry about how I do mine.”

“When you appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of his Internet Talent Showcase in 2007, there was a clear division between being “internet famous” and “mainstream” famous? Do you think that still exists?”

“What is “mainstream” anyway? “Mainstream” is a category the media invented to talk about itself. It’s a baptismal anointment by journalism’s religion. It’s an effort by self-nominated cultural critics to matter by enforcing the way somethign else matters.”

“Tell me about the biggest troll you’ve ever encountered.”

“You keep trying to bait these reality TV answers! You want me to disclose a memorable freak-out or moment of dramatic tension in my life, like a Kardashian. You want a highly-quotable “train wreck” moment. People love to watch and click train wrecks. Unfortunately, I’m a bad train wreck. If I was a better train wreck, I’d probably be more successful in entertainment. There’s no train-wreck story here.”

“I don’t think you know much about old masters methods and materials. Much better materials now? In many cases simpler-made materials are better than the mass-produced materials we have now. Their paints had better handling properties and they knew more about how to use them because of experience and an artistic culture that was more involved. Many of the materials that are superior for painting are very difficult to come by now. Many of the materials are being sold commercially and are widely used that are not actually good, while the superior materials are now so expensive, if you even have the luck or the tenacity to find what materials are good and what are not.”

“Also don’t forget this: safety. Many of the best pigments with the best colors are extremely toxic, and so they can’t be sold today. Lead white, Arsenic yellow, etc. In the old days artists could use them because no one knew they were dangerous, or if they did they didn’t care. As a result their paintings had much richer colors. Nowadays all you can get are knockoff colors made from safe materials. Sure we don’t want random people getting cancer from paint, but to get that we have to accept that our colors will never be as vivid as the old ones.”

“Can digital not reproduce vividness?”

“Is this a joke?”

“No, especially not on shitty consumer grade monitors. Digital can barely reproduce as good as shitty prints, and that’s only if you get an extremely good top of the line specialist display.

And when comparing digital to real paint… IT’s not even close! Seriously, look at a picture of a painting on your computer, and then look at the painting in real life. The colors aren’t even comparable. It’s like saying a porn pic of a pussy is the same as the real thing.

Maybe one day future digital display tech could catch up… But that day is certainly not today.”

“Digital is a completely different art. So different that I was only talking about physical painting materials compared to now, apples to apples. There really isn’t a comparison with viewing art on a display and looking at the real painting. I thought by better materials you meant for actual oil painting as the old masters did, which isn’t always true (there are a few cases where it is but you’d have to do research), but now it seems you’re contrasting physical painting with digital painting. You may as well say that we have so much better materials now for sculpture because there is zbrush. I don’t know what you mean by ethereal realm of sensation. Sensation is to do with the earthly realm, and it is important still. What can monitors do to compete against dimensions of a canvas?

In the art of physical paintings, particularly with oils, it isn’t false that there are materials today that we are taught by the prevalent artistic culture to use that simply are not as good, and many good materials that are in scarcity. I could give many examples, but you seem to think searching after perfection and archivability is autism.

You truly show your lack of knowledge about old painting. There are written documents by artists about ideal situations for the viewing of paintings, and how the surface should be… And I really don’t know why you would equate contemporary artistry with digital. Digital is only a small part of modern art-making.

But this is only talk of materials of painting. There are still qualities of old masters that many still sense as lacking in our modern artists, and not simply for historical reasons or qualities that have to do with representation.”

“In reality, politics is really simple. It was figured out thousands of years ago in great detail. All you really need to know is this: to work well, a nation needs to best people at the top making the decisions, and the worst people at the bottom sweeping the streets, and everyone else in between doing stuff that makes sense according to their natural abilities and inclinations.

Simple stuff.

Democracy is the reverse of that. It’s the worst system imaginable. By making rulership some kind of gay popularity contest, you’re getting rat-like schemers and serial liars being promoted to the top of society, while honest men have no chance of competing. This is doubly so if you allow every last retard, criminal and third world primitive a right to vote as well ? which, of course, the Jews insist is more “democratic.”

Indeed, it is more democratic ? because the essence of democracy is about flipping the order of nature upside down.”

“Are not the arts of association as valuable or more valuable than anything else you learn when you’re young? I read how executive hiring is done and it almost never has to do with your training in whatever you’re being hired for. I’m thinking of Apple I believe: ‘Is this the person we would like to have around three years from now?’ Or bend an elbow with, or just talk with? And that’s why you’re passed from set of executives to set of executives.

But you wouldn’t tell kids that right? It’s people who have the highest grade point averages and SAT scores! Well I spent an hour a few years ago with the admissions officer for Harvard college, and about thirty years ago an hour with the director at Princeton, and let me tell you, their polite dismissal of SAT scores was intimidating to listen to, as if you’d have to be crazy to let someone in. Let me see if I can condense how you get into Harvard or Princeton. Of course you can get into both by donating a building, but how do other people get in? They’re being analyzed on their ability to either become wealthy or famous, either one will work. […]

The Harvard Lady said we look for a record of excellence, and what does excellence consist of, it’s sometime in the first eighteen years of your life, figuring out how to add value to the people around you, although she didn’t say this in a way that catches public attention. So you might walk across the United States, or bicycle the permiter of the country, or row across the Atlantic Ocean, those are the physical ways. You might start a little charity or set up some weather service or some pollution monitor around Hartford. There are a substantial number of kids doing this as we sit here. They’re writing a record of being able to add value to the community around them.

And then the other fellow, the Princeton guy, said the same thing in different words. I asked him, what part of resumes submitted do you look at first? And the answer metaphorically caused my jaw to open, hobbies he said. I said I’ve been taught all my life leave that off because it’s not germane. He said on the contrary, it’s the only honest information you’re likely to get. How does someone spend their time when it’s their free choice to spend? It’s a window into their mind or their heart. What kind of hobbies? He said, well ideally, someone would have a physical hobby, an intellectual hobby, and a social hobby, because that would show they’re exploring these large… well, physical hobbies, you mean football, baseball? Well, he said, it’s better than nothing, but we would prefer not to see team sports. I said, all my life I’ve been told team sports identify your ability to work in a team, he said, what happens in a team sport is if you decide to dog it, it’s very hard to tell which guy on the line has dogged it or not, or which running back has gone down more quickly than he should’ve gone down, he said, we prefer solo hobbies that involve physical danger. You mean you want kids to put their necks at risk? For example he said, horseback riding is a dead giveaway, the horse weighs a half ton or more, if you go trail riding and you don’t know what you’re doing your head gets caught on a branch and you become a headless horseman, if the horse doesn’t like you it’ll roll over on top of you […] You have to actually know what you’re doing, you can’t say “Is this an A job or a B job” if you live. Then he said sailing a small boat outside of land, if you don’t know what you’re doing you end up in the middle of the Atlantic, or if a wind comes up you can’t see landmarks because of the waves”.

So I said, those things are associated with the prosperous classes, what could someone in ordinary classes do? He said, well, we just let somebody in, this is probably one of the nicest factoids in my mind in my life, we just let someone in who invented his own sport and kept records competing against himself, past performance to present performance. It was, get ready for this, visualize this, Seatless Unicylce-riding over Broken Terrain. If I had ten lifetimes, it wouldn’t occur to me. Starting to get on a unicycle, let alone without a seat, let alone riding it over broken terrain. So they let him in because they knew he was on the fast track.

So we tell these lies, and of course, many of the people who tell these lies believe the lies. Well surely they’re going to take valedictorian. Well last year Harvard turned down eight out of every ten valedictorians who applied, and the two they took in they didn’t take in because they were valedictorians. So by removing this component from the student imagination, you can control to some extent who even applies to Harvard, and then who gets in who applies, because they don’t know what they’re doing. What’s the IT- “garbage in, garbage out”.

So what I would do is I would examine, I have a friend who started a tutoring service called The Princeton Review, and twenty years ago they were charging two hundred dollars an hour I have no idea what they charge now, but what they did was crack the code of the questions on standardized tests and he asked, Adam Robinson was his name, Adam took his money and left The Princeton Review to his partner, but Adam has written a book called What Smart Students Know, Random House. Adam was certain that you could pass standardized tests without having any knowledge of the subject as long as you understood the constraints the question architects were under. For example, two of the four answers offered are almost so absurd that if you know that you’re know left with a fifty-fifty guess. I had figured out when I was in high school that if you had some way to measure the angles on the little geometric figures on the test that you didn’t need to know, you could arrive at the answer simply by simplistic means. The evidence that all of us know, standardized tests don’t measure what they claim to measure, is that nobody, I mean nobody you encounter on the upper reaches of society would dream of hiring somebody on the basis of those tests, or on grade point averages, you’d be playing russian roulette, because they measure nothing.

The grades largely measure that you memorized what you’re told to memorize. I mean there are a few other things, but that’s the core of it. So now you know you have somebody who is obedient, and probably for clerk, that is a good measure. Not for someone who has to adapt to changing circumstances, you know, by the natural selection process of reality. It’s fairly easy without being a wise guy or being fairly learned, as long as you retain the ability to think independently from the data in front of you to penetrate the masks, the contentions that don’t conform to everyday reality.”

2017 Mar 26 ~ Apr 01

“Why are Japanese games so superior to Western games?”

“They prioritize solid gameplay mechanics over muh story and muh open world with nothing fun to do. Also they usually use more wacky/interesting settings rather than a generic Tolkien fantasy or a generic scifi western devs tend to stick to”

“Because Japan learned a long time ago that pandering to everyone, instead of just one group, is the real way to make an industry go. If a main character or two is female no one bats an eyelash. Meanwhile here retarded autistic fags screech every time the main characters aren’t all balding white men for them to jack off to.”

“Japan has developed an entertainment media culture very much focused on catering to the fans and delivering what they want in their games.

In the west we’ve developed an entertainment media culture more focused around catering to public opinion and mainstream appeal. Which naturally waters down the gaming experience with checklist style game development meant to please the widest palette possible.”

“Because japanese devs are not hipsters from San Fran who couldn’t make it into Hollywood like most western devs are. They are game developers at heart and understand that gameplay comes first.

Another thing is that western devs are pretentious as fuck and take themselves WAY too seriously, they don’t know how to have fun at all. Most japanese games have some weird fun stuff, something even 4th wall breaking because hey, it’s a game (i.e. the silent hill UFO ending), which is stuff you never see in western games because they are too busy beating off to the sound of their own voice.

You take a japanese game and every animation matters, you can analyze frame data, hitboxes and whatnot, whereas in a western game animations do not matter at all, there is barely any depth to the gameplay or any learning curve for that matter, there aren’t anything even remotely resembling combos or other strategic stuff, no, it’s just your average elder scrolls-esque gameplay where you press one button, watch a disjointed animation play and hit the enemy ignoring their hitboxes and that’s it. It’s just not fun.

While I have nothing against story driven games, we have come to a point where story, on top of shiny gwaphix, has become the sole selling point of western games, but the problem lies in the fact that your average highly praised western gaming story (i.e. Uncharted) is just a low effort cliche as fuck generic hollywood shit. So what’s even the point of playing this crap?”

“Japanese action games prioritize more abstract concepts of feedback and pacing above emulating realism, which the West does and tends to end up with shitty physics-driven shooters as a result.

The best Japanese games throw mechanical complexity into that, which the West eschews in favour of appealing to braindead playtesters and the lowest common denominator. ”

“Because they don’t pretend they’re not a videogame.”

“Israelis are seriously pitching a fit over Assad threatening to respond to their bombing his country.

Like they are posturing as if Syrians retaliating against Jewish strikes against Syrian targets amounts to unwarranted aggression

Goddamnit these kikes need to be put in their fucking place”

“I think Trump is doing fairly well, because at least Andrew Jackson only had to move heaven and earth and sacrifice his life to kill one bank.

Even the term ‘Deep State’ isn’t sufficient to describe the forces arrayed against Trump. This is Moldbug’s “Cathedral”.

The academy, the bar, feminism inc., “The Resistance” a well financed movement with Hillary as visible head, the CIA, the FBI, etc. etc.

This isn’t a swamp. This is a war machine with an unbelievably powerful propaganda arm.

Trump thinks everything can be handled by deals because he’s never dealt with ideologues, only businessmen. Businessmen want money and to save face.

My hope is still that Bannon can convince Trump which battlefield he is on. Abandoning Flynn and allowing Sessions to recuse was stupid in our political situation but would have been harmless in a business setting.”

“All of the conflict happening has happened at the political and intelligence level, not at the military level. So I highly doubt we’re going to see anything substantive except for random deaths and info dumps.”

“We can guess whatever about these guys. Bannon could be literally Hitler or wanting to nuke Iran for all anybody knows. We do know brietbart was murdered by deep state people, so that has to be a part of his psyche.”

“Its relevant because I want to know the psychology of a model. Would a virgin girl be willing to expose her body for art? Do nude models pose because theybdon’t care since lots of other people has seen her naked?”

>pretending to be an psychologist so you can get a virgin model who could pose for you
lol”

“That would be nice too. I wouldnt fuck them though. I mean wouldnt it be great that you are making a work depicting innocence and purity and your model was the same?”

“Virgin =! “innocence” and “purity”, you dumbass.

There’s plenty of lewd and unpure virgins. Look at /r9k/ and /a/, for example.”

“holy shit, exactly this. op’s notion of virginity is hilarious.

not trying to directly attack u op, but have u ever interacted with girls on a friendship basis? u don’t have to answer this so if u lie, you’re only lying to urself”

“Kyle isn’t in high-school (probably). Don’t focus on the difference between your level and others, focus on drawing what you want to draw and eventually you’ll get good at it.

As long as you practice you’ll get it perfect. If you draw tits wrong it’s just because you haven’t drawn enough tits yet.

Also ignore the majority of /ic/. They are shit-tier artists who’ll say crap like “the feet look gross” which is over-analyzing a porn piece details whilst ignoring its thematic subject, but won’t say anything about the lack of detail in the monster, the background, the excess of contrast with the foreground, or the simple fact that the center of gravity is fucked up in that pose.

In reality nobody gives a rat’s ass about that shit, we just want to see some pussy getting fucked and tits getting exposed. Focus on that.”

“White people can’t be ‘murdered.’ Whites can be deprived of their life, but not ‘murdered.’ Murder = deprivation of life + power.”

“It was a small step really. To go from saying the bloodline of your ruler does not matter, to saying that the bloodline of the people being ruled does not matter either.”

“Do you? Immigration grows economies btw.”

“For who? lmao

The workforce effectively doubled over the course of only a few decades organically with the introduction of women’s rights movements encouraging them to become wage slaves instead of having children. You could get a blue collar job in the 70s and easily sustain a large family, nowadays because of the number of people competing for the same number of jobs wages have stagnated, expenses have increased and our overall quality of life has suffered and immigration only exacerbates this problem.”

“Yeah I guess that’s why their countries of origin allow them to leave.

No retard. All it does is create more burden for the state.”

“If that is true then why are the countries with the most people not automatically the richest?”

“Growth doesn’t equal instant result obviously”

“Well how long does it take? Why isn’t Indonesia a global economic superpower like the US with the same standard of living despite having similar population sizes?

I thought liberals thought all people were interchangeable economic units and nothing more?

Maybe if we replaced the US population entirely with Indonesian immigrants they will finally be a superpower, because America has magic dirt.”

“LOL no one is competing for menial labor jobs are you this retarded?”

“do you actually believe that immigrants don’t go to college?”

“immigrants work all kinds of jobs, brainwashed mook.
and let’s see your twig ass roof a house and come tell us how menial it was.
not to mention Right to Work laws, which undercut union laborers. ya know, unions, the thing that protects the middle class from the big bad corporations you pretend to be against?”

“They’re competing for EVERYTHING you stupid idiot retarded fuck, including work as paid artists. I used blue collar jobs as an example; something as simple as working in a small warehouse taping boxes shut was at one time enough for a man to afford a home, a housewife and provide for their 37 children. Nowadays you need to have a doctorate in computer engineering math science and a spouse working full-time as a nuclear brain surgeon to be able to afford a studio apartment and feed your gay ass cat, and this has everything to do with the fact that there’s too many extraneous people fighting over the table scraps of those born in generations prior. ”

“Best advice I’ve heard and followed is

>copy other artists when you’re stuck or can’t come up with anything else.

It’s more-so good for late blooming artists because copying other people is exactly what many kids and young teens do when they’re growing up, but what people who start drawing as adults probably wont do. It will help you build confidence, design and shape language sense, and generally grant you mileage.

Later I found this same advice in a 1400 century book by Cennino Cennini

>take pains and pleasure in constantly copying the best things which you can find done by the hand of great masters. And if you are in a place where many good masters have been, so much the better for you. But I give you this advice: take care to select the best one every time, and the one who has the greatest reputation. And, as you go on from day to day, it will be against nature if you do not get some grasp of his style and of his spirit. For if you undertake to copy after one master today and after another one tomorrow, you will not acquire the style of either one or the other, and you will inevitably, through enthusiasm, become capricious, because each style will be distracting your mind. You will try to work in this man’s way today, and in the other’s tomorrow, and so you will not get either of them right. If you follow the course of one man through constant practice, your intelligence would have to be crude indeed for you not to get some nourishment from it. Then you will find, if nature has granted you any imagination at all, that you will eventually acquire a style individual to yourself, and it cannot help being good; because your hand and your mind, being always accustomed to gather flowers, would ill know how to pluck thorns.

and especially the part about limiting your masters to as few as possible, if possible, is something I’ve been following for half a year now I’d say and I think it has helped me a lot.

The worst advice I’ve heard is the opposite of above”

“I don’t believe in advice. Humans have a serious case of “Do as a I say not as I do.” It’s not even intentional evil. We have neurological issues connecting our actions with our ideals.

Instead, I have antiexamples and contradictions.

Antiexamples are artists that fuck up so bad that you just have to do the opposite of what they did. People like Andrew Dobson. They are like heroes that step on a landmine so that the rest of us can safely cross the field. There are also sites with horror stories like http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/ or https://twitter.com/forexposure_txt . How not to fail is not the same as winning. Studying failure is important too.

Contradictions, when really good Pro artists tell you one thing and do another.
They tell you that you able to work without anatomical reference, but they have expensive 3dtotalfigures sitting right by their monitors, and hundreds of GB of anatomical photos that they use constantly with adobe bridge.
They tell you not to copy other artists even though they remix others’ work all the time.
They tell you tips to present your portfolio even though they were hired because they were friends with an employee.
They talk about mastering perspective from imagination but use premade 3D grids extensively.

This is not because they are evil. But action is too abstruse to sum up in theories and rules. Otherwise we would have made a formula for drawing centuries ago.So I only trust seeing the artists work in real time (speed paintings can be faked) AND seeing them work IRL. You can hide all kind of things in internet videos.

When you have the rare chance of seeing one of your idols working in real life, and they mess up something that you have mastered, you will no longer trust advice or tutorials again.”

“That happens in literally every country, specially on the country side. No matter how much you dislike it, humans are not meant to mix and multiculturalism is a joke, after living in London as an immigrant, it was clear for me to see. Everything is better when we are among those who share our identity and contribute to our community, and it helps newer generations have a sense of identity too, which is very important for the individual. Look at this generation, it’s filled with lost souls given into nihilism, it’s truly sad.”

“I’ve lived in London for 7 years. One of the biggest multicultural cities in the world. You know what happens there? Every ethnicity divides itself, by their own will and live in districts where their people live, and completely change the landscape of it. People don’t adapt to other cultures unless they are similar or part of their identity is in it. It was shocking to go around London and move from one District where everyone is Muslim, to one where there’s only Indians, to one where all you can hear was Spanish. Why should the British people need to have their culture and city completely modified by outsiders? No one where in the world but the west would anyone see themselves having a Mayor of their capital be someone else that’s not their race.”

“Can you please read your own article? It’s literally about Somalis who can’t connect with their kids because the kid is too fucking assimilated and extremists targeting that child’s angst. and of course we should take preventative measures. But if you’re screeching because .00008% Somalis in Minnesota joined isis, and only 250 Americans have, then i think i’ll continue being a libcuck and let the shitskins do menial work and continue to help the economy by doing so.

btw our GDP per capital is ranked 12th (there’s 50 states btw).”

“If they were assimilated why would they join an extremist muslim organization, lmao. It’s like you have no critical thinking skills whatsoever.

>Somalis comprise a statistically insignificant proportion of the population so having to bribe them to not join ISIS isn’t a problem
>they’re also the reason the state is doing so well

“Liberals often use libertarian talking points to try and push for a massive swamp of 3rd world immigration into first world countries, mostly arguing that cheap labor automatically is a positive to nearly everyone in society.

I’m not going to debate any of the economics since most right minded libertarians have already picked this apart.

Social capital is way more important to people than these open borders liberals advocate. With millions of foreigners coming in every year, your society will definitely change, culturally and racially. A lot of people don’t want this and will gladly pay 40 cents more for an avocado if it means their formerly white American neighborhoods don’t become barrios. Even rich anti-racist liberals will white-flight out of anywhere with too many immigrants and make sure their kids don’t go to a majority-minority school.
I don’t understand the snobbery involved. People segregate naturally and tensions arise with forced proximity. Marginal economic benefit won’t change people’s minds. And this is why you now how a resurgence of populism and nationalism, which was completely predictable.

Sage because Destiny is a retarded manlet.”

>china has the world’s lowest population of migrants as a percentage of its population
>number one economy in the world with a per capita GDP that’s increased by 600% in less than two decades
>many examples of countries with low migrant populations showing similar per capita growth to your asinine graph during the exact same time period, even places like Mexico ($670 in 1970, $9510 today .5% immigrant) or Brazil ($440 in 1970, 11,208 today, .9% immigrant)

Why, it’s almost like chanting “OOGA BOOGA MUH GDP” and mindlessly attributing this inflation-unadjusted number you don’t even understand to immigrants from third world shit holes and ignoring all evidence that runs contrary to your cherry-picked examples is absolutely retarded or something! I certainly don’t expect you to stop being stupid on our account, though, do tell us more about how those 20 thousand unemployed Somalians have really turned Minnesota around.”

“No one is doing this. faggots like you just want to cry “damn liberals” and argue one position. No one is arguing that immigration is some divine solution. But it helps when your birthrate is low, and there’s a gap in labor that can’t be fixed otherwise, or you just want to expand your businesses, if there’s not a gap, limit your immigration, or even stop it altogether, pretty fucking simple. You’re not gonna find immigrants from other 1st worlds to do shit jobs for you, but you need people to do those shit jobs.”

>No one is doing this
Destiny is doing this.
>muh low birthrate
Maybe if the economy wasn’t based off of intergenerational theft we wouldn’t have to expand our population size until carrying capacity. And weren’t western nations concerned with “overpopulation” just 10 years ago? I guess not now, since we apparently need more brown people for our jewish ponzi scheme.
>but you need people to do those shit jobs.
wtf I had no idea that America had no plumbers, construction workers, factory workers, sanitation workers, farmers, and tradesman before we let in all the beaners.”

>Minnesota.
You realize the reason Minnesota is doing so well is because it’s population is almost exclusively Scandinavian descendant white, right?

Oh but they’re getting their Somali immigrants, that’s for sure. Would love to see the welfare and unemployment statistics for that population group.”

“>But it helps when your birthrate is low
Of course the question of why the birth-rate is low is never adressed. The fact that both partners in a couple have to work and have a high level of debt is the reason why Europe has a low birth-rate. The solution is to bring in (non-European) immigrants to make up for this, then have them integrate to the society. Even if you’re successful at integrating them (which Europe has been pretty bad at) you produce another generation with a low birth-rate. So you have to bring in more immigrants every generation. This is literally how a pyramid scheme works.

>You’re not gonna find immigrants from other 1st worlds to do shit jobs for you
You realize that labor shortage drives up real wages right? If there was a huge demand for janitors because zero Americans wanted to work in that sector, the demand would drive up the wage for that job until it got to a level where Americans would consider it. It’s not that people in 1st world countries don’t want to do “shit jobs”, it’s that they don’t want a shit wage for them.”

>Rockville school superintendent accuses parents of racism over outrage about rape

I’m sure the only reason people are mad about two Hispanic adult men raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom is because they hate the colour of their skin.”

“ALL Muslims are your enemies, with NO exceptions. The argument that not all Muslims are active terrorists doesn’t mean that they won’t do everything to destroy all forms of Free Speech, or agitate for Shariah law, or hide criminals among themselves.”

“She isn’t selling art, she’s selling a meme brand, don’t conflate the two even if they have surface similarities, one is a craft, the other is standard jew operation.”

“you guys don’t get it

youngsters need to BUILD CHARACTER

you can’t build CHARACTER if you’re ROLLING IN MONEY

t. rolling in money”

>>tfw meme art sells for more than fucking magic the gathering commissions

Magic:the Gathering is simple product made by digitalfag drones paid spare change and to be put on miniscule format so the teenagers and max early 20s naive fucks will be deceived that they have something more than collection of painted cardboard to play with each other.

Artistic value of “Magic: the Gathering” stuff is 0 and you are paid accordingly for what it is like other guys are paid to draw logos or make advertisement posters to hang on bus stops. It’s not a bad thing because it is a job, beats working in warehouse, but IT IS NOT YOU. It’s not your brand. It’s not selling more than paper.

You fuckers instead of criticizing should take notes and fuckton of them. All artists strive to be recognizable brand by their own name and to sell experience.

Do you think Mark Carder can ask $75k+ for full oil portrait because he is super awesome? NOPE. He can ask such money because he is artist that will come to your place and sell you your dream of luxury after explaining you that you actually have one. People are paying for interacting with artist, seeing his tools, all the ritual and manner and for the thought in back of the head “Holy shit, he painted George W. Bush exactly like he paints me”.

And forget that his art looks lifeless. It’s his art and his brand. And Hila also is an artist in that regard, she does her thing and people dig it and want to have it physical.

With Magic: the Gathering stuff you will never have it. Oh wait, maybe some kid will buy poster – but not from you, because it’s not your brand. It belongs to Wizards of the Coast.”

“People conflate technique with commercial success. But these things couldn’t be futher apart. All those technically excellent Magic: The Gathering paintings have a job to do. And the job is to sell the card and the brand. […]

That’s what these Sakimichan wannabes don’t understand. They copy the superficial aspects of her art expecting the same kind of success.”

“He tweeted: “Sorry Mr President, that’s not how Nato works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending Nato.

“This is not a financial transaction, where Nato countries pay the US to defend them. It is part of our treaty commitment.””

“Why did Bosnia collapse into the worst slaughter in Europe since the second World War? In the thirty years before the meltdown, Bosnian Serbs had declined from 43 percent to 31 percent of the population, while Bosnian Muslims had increased from 26 percent to 44 percent. In a democratic age, you can’t buck demography?except through civil war. The Serbs figured that out, as other Continentals will in the years ahead: if you cannot outbreed the enemy, cull ’em. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia’s demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent.”

“I have a “normie” Facebook as well where I have my present MA classmates. It’s an echo chamber for leftist conspiracy theories and related hatred. I didn’t want to be political there but it bothered me seeing this all the time. I started trying to counter them in every post they would make just to shatter their echo chamber but then I got an email from the university “ombudsperson” that pretty much said people in my department have some problem with me. This is why the time for argument is over. You can’t deal with these people on a level playing field. The best solution is to excise them completely like a tumor.”

“Emmett Till’s father was in the army in WW2 and was executed for raping and murdering two Italian women while he was stationed in Italy.
*the more you know*

“Just like how anyplace disables comments – you control the narrative. If people started posting comments, it may shape people’s impressions and opinions. Disabling comments allows him more control. See places like CNN.

Not necessarily wrong, but that is the thought process most certainly.”

“If you think the sum of all positive integer numbers added together is -1/12, then you are a mindless slave victimized by Jewish trappings of authority and you should be released of your misery.”

“Generally speaking, it is incorrect to manipulate infinite series as if they were finite sums. For example, if zeroes are inserted into arbitrary positions of a divergent series, it is possible to arrive at results that are not self-consistent, let alone consistent with other methods. In particular, the step 4c = 0 + 4 + 0 + 8 + ? is not justified by the additive identity law alone. For an extreme example, appending a single zero to the front of the series can lead to inconsistent results.”

if you already understand the basic four functions of arithmetic, no amount of proofs, symbols, or soothing baritone should be able to convince you that adding positive natural numbers can result in a negative fraction. same idea with mystery spot, magic tricks, or any number of other possible things that are obviously false.

they may have some further explanation which makes them make sense but until discovered or revealed they should be treated as intentionally deceptive lies. because that’s what they are. if you already held firm you might not have noticed the other possible and intended outcome: an erosion from “i know how the world works” towards “funny how nature do dat”.”

“What did Nier Automata teach you?”

“That even in this blighted age, good games can still come out and receive well deserved praise.”

“That almost everything else out there lacks depth, meaning or even dramatic flair.

Like seriously… Modern games insist on slowly plodding you through the story. Making sure to hammer in every tiny little plot detail until you’re so utterly tired of it. That you’re just welcome for the inevitable and obvious plot twists.

And when all is said and done, the emotions stirred and the meaning behind such stories are so shallow and trivial… That it makes you wonder if video games can ever have good stories when they are consistently picked at by marketing and PR to make sure every demographic has a dummy in its mouth.

Nier:Automata broke video games for me… And I don’t even think all the story worked 100% But when it did, all it did was shine a light on how pitiful everything else is.”

“That the world is meaningless

but that doesn’t mean individuals are meaningless”

“Is Automata the most ACTUALLY feminist game ever created?”

“Automata contains a grand fuck you to one of the Matriachs of modern Feminism.

In game there are two machines Simone and Jean-paul.

They are references and sly insults to the existential philosopher Jean-paul Satre and the existential feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.

Both of which in life had a taste for underage girls and seduced a number of them. Hence the small biped girl robots all trying to flirt with Jean-paul.

Simone on the otherhand is the bigger of the fuck yous. As she actively cannibalises and manipulates other women in order to make herself look good. And is inevitably put down by a sexualised and vastly more empowered 2B.”

“>Japan makes a gay character
>acts normal

>Western game has a gay character
>HES GAY! LOOK HOW DIVERSE WE ARE. DID I MENTION HE’S GAY? ALSO, HE’S GAY.”

>Did the devs not realize it was shit while they were making it?
It’s ironic, isn’t it? Western developers are obsessed with narrative and story and spend tens of millions of dollars to make games but they don’t spend any of that money on a good writer or two.”

“I am never going to again apply or work for a company which has in its mission statement the value of “customer service”.

“I just want the customer to be happy”.

Well, which customer? ALL of them? Should the stupid ones which make outrageous requests on impossible constantly-shifting timelines and demand it at severe discounts be catered to? What kinds of customers do you want to attract? IS a dollar a dollar? Every company that remains afloat has to satisfy some customers in the end, but not all of them have “customer service” as the primary top-level organizing principle.

For example, one in which a design department runs the show might look something like “We want to make innovative products”. Engineering, “[…] products of the highest quality”. A company which gets to the top obviously would require innovative, high quality products which satisfy the customer, but in those companies, which values are subordinate to which? (If all departments are represented in the mission statement, that means it’s run by marketing.)

As far as I can tell, customer service being a primary driver means that sales has veto power over all other departments.

And sales can go fuck itself.”

“Race is a social construct. Thats why I can impregnate a black woman and have a half asian half arabic child.”

“I LOVE QUIPS!
I LOVE PRE-ORDERING!
I LOVE SEASON PASS!”

“>Africa can’t feed itself because low IQ and r selection
>West sends food because white guilt
>r-selected idiots have even more idiot children
>Now there’s no food
>cry to the West again”

“I’m not saying it wasn’t a good idea just that SE is known for making iffy decisions and setting bars at weird places on shit thats obvious to everyone else. Maybe some asshat at the top said if Automata doesn’t make them a 457.39877% return then its sequel is scrapped or some bullshit.”

“I get that, I just think Square should be hailed for funding the Nier franchise in the first place.”

“But they really shouldn’t be. They did it under duress while kicking and screaming.

One of their keystones made a very real threat to quit unless they let Taro make Automata so they did.

It wasn’t a weighted or thought out decision on their part nor was it done with consideration for Taro’s merits. They even initially told him no because the shit he made didn’t follow the usual formula which meant he didn’t tick off all the Tropes boxes which would cost them buyers who only play games for superficial shit like shallow stories or hamfisted shit. They even had a fight about that which stopped development because Taro was going off the well worn trail with the character designs and the only reason we even got 2B’s ass or her being above the age of 5 was because Taro refused to back down.”

“Just like Square Enix to oppose something like 2B when they spent 6 fucking years trying to pimp out Lightning.”

“Did this actually happen? I mean c’mon. They’re japs and 2b is 2b.”

>Generally, I just do what I’m told to really. So if Square Enix say you’re doing a NieR sequel, I say: “Oh yes okay, I’m doing a NieR sequel”. But when I’m not told, I’m quite free to experiment and try things out. For example, for the main character, no-one said you can’t give her a blindfold so I went and gave her a blindfold. Things like that! People come back afterwards and say ‘I don’t like that!’, and I say ‘Well you didn’t tell me not to do it!’ So if you give me a list of bullet points at the start, I’ll do exactly what you tell me. I’ll do anything you want.”
http://www.godisageek.com/2017/02/nier-automata-interview-yosuke-saito-takahisa-taura&#8221;

“So it was approved on the basis of being a nier sequel before the character designs were even done? That’s surprising.”

“It was approved on the basis of Saito telling the rest of the company to go fuck themselves if they didn’t let Taro make a new game

They approved it since having an unhappy Saito would be pretty fucking bad for them but gave them a shoestring budget”

“Can you give source for all that info? Genuinely curious, I’d like to read more about Automata’s development process.”

“I’d have to find it again but its a legit interview and it came out that there was a fight over 2B cause Taro wanted an Oppai Onee-san archetype and the devs wanted a hyper loli.

shit actually stopped production to the point they came to an agreement she’d be an oneesan with a nice ass but petite upper body portions so long as she ALWAYS wore high heels then Taro told the 3D team to deliver him the best ass they could.”

“Holy crap, that explains why she’s dressed in gothic lolita without being a loli.”

“English translation flopped real hard in this game.

In Japanese, 2B has stern personality, yet she shows bits of kind-heartedness here and there throughout the story.

In English, she sounds like a fucking ungrateful 30 years old woman.

Same goes for 9S. You’d be surprised how polite he sounds and rarely says things like friggin, damn, etc in Japanese version”

“People like to say they’d do shit differently in “situation” if they were there.
Oh, i’d never piss myself in war!
I’d never be scarred by finding a corpse!
I’d just kick their asses in!
I’d react faster than that!
I wouldn’t let him get bullied!
Etc.”

“japan beating the west single-handedly
how is it even possible”

“The west makes statements while japan just kept making games.”

“The Japs want to make pretty girls to sell games and fap. Thats it really, for them there’s no shame in wanting to stare at a pretty girl for hours on end.

The US want to make ugly girls to show how wonderfully inclusive they are and try to make people that don’t even buy their games happy. They hire people based on their gender politics rather than actual talent. When a game is about making a statement first and being a fun game second its gonna suffer in all sorts of ways.”

“Clean room reverse engineering have zero stolen code.

Just to quickly explain how you do it, you get the game code (legal if not distributed), disassemble it (generally easy because nintendo, sony etc always use common existing CPUs), then you check where in the memory the code is poking, functions from the bios it is trying to call etc etc etc.. and you guess which does what, then you write a code that imitates the CPU and those registers etc and that’s your emulator.
The emulator code will have 0 nintendo code in it because the real hardware is not an emulator, and thus don’t have any emulator code in it.

But on the other hand, if you decapped the chip, photographed the circuitry and used your illegal backyard chip plant to reproduce the circuit, then yes, that would be fucking illegal.

And its a thing that did happened quite a bit in the 80’s, particularly in the USSR.”

>drawing cute girls in class
>female classmate interrupts teacher to announce to the class she wants me not to draw her and that I’m creepy
>wasn’t drawing her, reply “I’m not drawing you”
>she turns away all pissy
Have you been called out before?”

“You must be really creepy if that was her reaction”

“He’s not creepy, just unattractive.”

“What’s the difference?”

“when a cute guy draws girls “omg he’s so talented and rugged artist like frazetta, draw me like one your french girls”

when an ugly guy draws girls in class “ew what a creep get the fuck away from me you incel mouthbreather””

“Alternatively, she might be a narcissistic snowflake.”

>narcissistic snowflake
I think you meant woman”

“The game is meaningless. The only meaning it has it what we assign it ourselves.”

“>The game isn’t full of suffering.
>We are.”

“A good question is how androids like the Commander are able to function despite knowing their gods are dead. Then again, from the conversation in the “Improving Communications” side-quest, the Commander is barely functioning at all and doesn’t clean her clothes or do basic personal maintenance, classic symptoms of major depression.”

“Anyone who believes what they say as absolute truth knows how to debate. Its not about whether the person is right or wrong, but simply whether or not they feel confident about the topic. A good debater is someone who can feel strongly about any topic, who can process things on the fly and seem almost like they are speaking before thinking.

Its about a level of confidence. Its one thing to go into a debate with an open gate and strong walls rather than an open gate with no walls.

People who are typically good at debating are good because of a few reasons. They believe in the absolute truth of their words, they believe their knowledge to be truth, and they are capable of reinforcing their logic with more of their own logic. A lack of stutter, a consistent flow, and the belief you are right is what makes a good debater.”

“Extreme apex ventures like professional acting, writing, art, politics, academics, journalism are too risky and too expensive for atomized individuals to participate in. That just leaves an open field for a group that backs each other up and makes investments in developing their own human capital.

If a group doesn’t want to show up for the game, they can’t complain when they don’t win. Then the cohesive team of people who took control of all the high risk/high reward ventures secure immense power over society.

What’s sad is white society didn’t always believe “every man is for himself,” “the world doesn’t owe you anything,” and “you have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.””

“Alexander Hamilton comes to mind as a good example. He grew up in the Caribbean as an illegitimate kid. His mother, strapped for cash, died when he was still young. In our current society, he’d disappear into the foster system and dysfunctional public “education” never to be heard from again.

In an ironically less backwards 18th century, the local property owners noticed Hamilton was extremely bright, mature for his age, with an excellent work ethic. They trained him in the sugar cane export business and then as he continued to show promise, pooled their money to send him to university in New York.

The community support that Hamilton benefited from would be unthinkable in modern white culture. In fact, with jobs that pay even the simplest living now scarce, workers take perverse joy in someone like Hamilton falling through the cracks.

They love to waggle their fingers patronizingly and say “Look how I pulled myself up while that smart guy turned out to be a loser.” A quick glance at reality TV shows us how taking pleasure in watching others fail while we are safe serves as porn for both sexes.

A culture of extreme individualism devolves into the backstabbing and treachery of royal court politics until nothing gets done and no one cares anymore about real accomplishment, just “getting ahead” through “networking.” The greatest object of scorn is the poor cuckold fool who gets things done and the most admired the clever manager who takes all the credit for it. […]

Alexander Hamilton was running businesses by the time he was a teenager. David Farragut was responsible for ships by the time he was 12 years old.

By age 18 after 12 years of public school boredom, smart kids have already had much of their potential wasted and millions of them have already checked out from a senseless and stupid society that gleefully wastes their time.”

“[T]he necessity for everyone to be their own PR department(“toot your own horn” in Boomerese) and spend years getting credentials before they even start learning real skills crushes new ideas.
Simply not going with the flow is too costly.””

“The sign of someone really being intelligent is they can make a complicated subject readily understandable by the average person. Lots of insider buzz words don’t mean you’re intelligent it just means you’ve memorized the jargon.”

“They can afford to behave more openly in a higher average IQ population. Raising average IQ by just one point in a large population kind of like raising the oceans’ temperature by one degree.

All kinds of huge cascading emergent effects.

You can’t be open like that if society has to be decently idiot-proof and average-friendly. So a 100 IQ guy throws Spielberg right back out on the street without thinking about it. He’s just following the rules in the company policy manual.”

“Money is in theory just a liquid means of exchange so every bit of it should represent real world wealth.

The core problem of a society based on financialization is everyone starts to believe money itself is wealth. Then society rewards the manipulation of money more than it does the creation of real wealth that actually helps people.

Why would anyone of means do anything productive if they can just collect interest and rent?

Rent-seekers use property to extract wealth indefinitely, making their living from a distortion of reality.

In the world of material things, there is no such thing as a gold mine that never runs out. There is a limit in value to all things. Yet those who control property can extract rents in perpetuity.

Patent law recognizes a limit in the claim to the rights of an idea or invention. In time, the patented material becomes the natural inheritance of those who benefit from it. So by what principle then does rented property stay forever in the hands of an owner who never uses it for themselves and never produces anything?”

“Many of the same people that worship free markets and everlasting economic growth also express indignation at the arrival of millions of immigrants.

What they fail to understand is the immigrants are a natural result of their ideology. A system that just grows wealth and tries to speed up the circulation of wealth at any price cares nothing for peoples or their silly customs.

[…] In the real world we see groups with simpler economies based around tribal identities like the Amish, Hutterites, or Orthodox Jews effortlessly thriving while the average citizen of the empire they live in can’t afford a single child after rent and car payments, not to mention, the uncertainty of employment that allows them to sustain what they’ve already got.

You would think their closer participation in the growth economy with all its outstanding “financial products” would put them far ahead of such backwards folk.

It is perhaps the consumerists who live a backwards existence dominated by the caprices of the ticker tape.

The free market types understand very well that trust underpins the value, of money, bonds, pretty much all securities. Yet they can’t comprehend that if you want people to raise the next generation they must feel secure and trust there is a future. If you want anyone to care about a society they must feel invested in it somehow.

When you have a nation of freelance mercenaries, the first storm to come along reveals its fatal structural weakness and sends it crumbling to the ground.”

“The United States is the wealthiest nation on Earth, perhaps even in the history of the world. Yet if we go to the nearest grocery store we can see an endless flow of haggard, overworked people trying to make ends meet. The culture of the US is one of lonely “individualism” with most people locked in desperate competition with each other, to the extent they interact with their fellow man at all in any meaningful way. Despite all the new clothes, cars, and houses, fewer people have children or see a worthwhile future every year.”

“Living in a consumerist society is to live on a treadmill. Since there is no purpose there are no tasks to be done, only endless work that can never be complete. Worse, the work must be endless or else the entire system collapses overnight. Millions of people live lives of desperate dependance on jobs they hate stuck most of the time with people they despise so they do not starve, become involuntary celibates, and become disowned by their fair-weather friends and family. It’s a special kind of hell that favors the insane and this is what we think is normal.”

“Constant labor tells us on a gut level that we are always on the brink of starvation, however many mansions and cars we may own. Some of us become adrendaline junkies while others get ground down into burnouts that just go through the motions. Whatever someone’s station, there’s just an interminable “job” never a tangible task that has a beginning and an end after which one enjoys the fruits of a job well done. That I realized is the peculiar insanity of industrial civilization – a trap of Sisyphean futility most are stuck in until they’re dead.

As I approached adulthood I came to understand there was no luxury on earth greater than the power to simply do nothing.”

“Can someone explain to me how is possible that the english dub of japanese games transmit way more emotion and genuineness that the original?

The jap voices are beyond dead in every aspect”

>English 2B
Turned the character into a bitch.”

“You’re retarded, English dub turned 2B into tough western action movie girl protagonist, her whole character is different and she responds differently to everything.
Jap 9S crazy laughter was also better.
Jap N2 is motherfucking Jouji Nakata.”

“because japanese va is a meme

you fit an archetype and then act like a fucking hyperactive clown, in english you have to know your character and emote appropriately”

“Disagree. All the Japanese voices were great. English ones ranged from good to shit to changed the character. I can’t do Adam’s boss fight in English, it’s terrible. There’s also a point where 9S is talking to his operator, in Japanese he sounds aloof and carefree, while English made him sound arrogant and whiny. Japanese 9S was god tier in route C. English 2B was meant to be distant and cold, but she went to far into stone faced bitch territory.”

“Street criminals commit their acts of violence and theft against a few people to get small rewards. Beyond beating them, keeping them in a holding cell for a few days, sending them to penal reservations/other countries, or in the worst cases, execution, there’s not that much to do. They’re a problem. They get dealt with. Street criminals will always be there, but the damage they do is limited in scale, they have limited agency over their actions, and they’re not much of a threat to the social order.

White collar parasites, on the other hand, have the potential to hurt thousands or even millions of people with embezzlement, corruption, insider speculation, and ponzi schemes. They are many orders of magnitude more destructive than the worst possible street criminals. Worse, because of their wealth and prestige the people who commit these crimes are leaders of society – people naturally look up to them as examples. In the cosmology of the social universe, they are angels in heaven. With their higher intellects they have a greater understanding of the import of their actions that might escape a simple street thug. In a fair caste system, higher castes would be more morally accountable for their actions as it would be understood by all that they possess greater agency.

When a lowly imp rebels against heaven, it gets unceremoniously struck by lightning, that’s it. A fallen angel, however, demands the right ceremonies to cast it down into the burning fires of hell.

The hypocrisy of our present system is that lowly imps get smashed with the full force and contempt of the celestial rulers while the truly great sinners who plunder entire nations get fines they can easily pay, just have to leave the country, or if they really must go to prison, for much shorter sentences than a simple-minded mugger who stabs someone for their wallet. What’s more, we can imagine your typical ponzi scheme guy won’t exactly be in general population but like any “important” prisoner have a relatively nice stay in the Tower of London rather than the dungeon.

This solidarity of elites protecting their own from justice based on status nepotism undermines the legitimacy of the entire system.

When a guy who runs a ponzi scheme can pay a fine, spend a few years in prison and walk free while a small-time drug dealer or thug is punished worse, how can anyone take the system seriously?”

“Comments serve as quality control. I notice articles that lack a comment section are often opinion pieces with some wordy and smug aristocrat blowing wind out of their ass without having to face the contemptuous criticism they deserve.

When an article is poorly written, commenters point out the problems and shred it to pieces. And when it’s well written they analyze and expand beyond what any one person has time for.”

“I’m fully aware what I’m signed. I’m just saying that such contracts would be illegal in other industries (try writing “by opening this box, you forfeit your rights for refund” on anything), therefore I must either don’t care about what I get in the box, or be very sure that the creator of the box is trustworthy.”

“Well, if you think it’s POSSIBLE (and maybe not that unlikely) that Riot riggs the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP by giving teams LAG at an offline event… then I am not sure if you can believe in any game to be fair. Even in a chess tournament someone could stand right behind you and give your opponent per sign language the move of a strong chess AI he simulated on his smartphone. And the referees will overlook it as someone bribed them.”

“There are three major differences between Riot Championship and Chess championship:

– Chess is transparent to observers. You can go there and actually spot someone using signs. Bridge and poker players sometimes get caught that way, I don’t know about Chess, but wouldn’t be surprised if some players would try to pull that. I don’t have to blindly trust the referee that he won’t turn a blind eye, I can go there and see it with my own eyes. With Riot, all systems are controlled by Riot and no outside observer can verify anything.

– Chess championship referees have not (yet) caught in helping cheating. While past performance doesn’t guarantee future, I dare to ASSUME that someone who spent decades honestly supporting chess championships won’t start cheating. On the other hand I know that Riot rigs MOST games.

– Chess championships are bound by legal contracts and laws. If there was cheating, millions of dollars would be sued and those personally profiting from fixing would go to jail. If Riot would get CAUGHT cheating, they would only lose community goodwill.

So the proper comparison is: “a poker championship behind closed doors, unknown to any authorities, ran by guys who get most of their income scamming casual poker players with fixed cards”

2017 Mar 14 ~ 25

Note: Includes spoilers for NieR:Automata.
____________________________________

“He has a strong, developed army, with competent generals…

…but we have a lot of shit.”

“The future of gaming is not hardcore, average customers will suck and leave.
The future of gaming is not accessible because it’s called “lame” by even those who couldn’t complete that difficulty without boost.
The future of gaming is not having various difficulty levels, allowing everyone to play on his level since no one wants to face that he is on the lower levels.
The future of gaming is lying to the customer, telling him he was beating equal peers while actually he was winning in a totally controlled environment carefully tailored to his skills.”

“In “free to play” microtransaction games, items of power often sold. However people don’t consider how strong they are. The reason is self-deceiving: the buyers don’t want to believe that they were practically given “God mode” for their money, while the free-players don’t want to face that they are nothing but hopeless NPCs in this game.”

“But what about MMOs? Why do developers do huge extra work to make the game playable in a common space instead of on several single-player instances? “Socializing is fun” is bad answer, otherwise Facebook could charge users. The “free” nature of Facebook is the clear proof that people are unwilling to pay money for internet socialization. They are ready to pay with their private data or their time though, but game developers can’t really use that. […]

This trade of fun probably more clear in World of Tanks which is totally play for free. You can fully experience every piece of game content without paying a penny. However if you are paying, you get your new tank equipped faster and you can buy gold ammo. This way you can enjoy pwning the non-payers in their sub-par tanks. You fund their gaming too, in turn they provide you extra fun by blowing up. Please note that the source of fun is not something the developer could provide. They could give you weak AI tanks to slaughter but that would be “meh grinding”. It is the other player who sells you the fun of slaughtering. The deal is: you pay my subscription and I let you blow me up.”

“[P]lease don’t use the terms “newbie”, “noob” or even “E-bayer” to bad players. By doing so, you place the sub-conscious assumption that his sucking is out of his control, and by playing more he’ll be better. He won’t. He is unable or doesn’t care to. Use “moron”, “idiot” or if you are polite, “baddie”. That shows correctly that he is bad, opposed to he is being bad. His real life attitude, the way he approaches the game must be changed to make him be better, giving him ingame items or game time won’t help. He doesn’t approach a match as a puzzle to solve, he jumps into it without considerations and see how it goes. He comments “lol” or “ffs lag” after he died in some impossible situation without gaining any new insights.”

“In the real world you are a player who plays a game provided by the developer. You should be paying for this service some way, it’s obvious. You either do so by subscribing the game, paying the developer directly. The other is helping him creating content for other, paying players, increasing their likelihood of remaining subscribers. If you do neither, you are leeching and are a useless waste of server capacity for the developer.

[…] if you are a free player, you are cannonfodder for the paying players. In World of Tanks if you don’t pay for the game, your tank upgrades very slowly, making you easy target. In EVE you must rat/mine/mission in a ship that is totally unfit for combat to get resources. If you don’t pay for the game, you must rat/mine/mission about 10 hours/month extra to generate the ISK needed for your PLEX. During this 10 hours you are easy target for roaming gangs. If you die to them you have to re-farm your lost ship, providing them further hours of fun. In the original design “playing free = time spent as target”.”

“There are two known payment methods for MMOs. One is pay-to-play. World of Warcraft is a common example. You pay subscription and for that subscription you can participate in the game. You pay the same amount as everyone else, therefore the developers have no reason to prioritize you. The game is completely fair. The common problem with pay-to-play games is that the only way to increase income is making the game more popular and it can only be done by moving towards the most common denominator: idiots. Such games are usually “accessible” meaning trivial. Sometimes they are outright childish, like WoW by moving towards the “kung-fu panda WOOT!” kids.

The other payment method is pay-to-win, with World of Tanks being the common example. Here your wins and losses depend not on play skill or even play time, but paid money. For money you can buy outright overpowered items which allow you to massacre your non-paying peers. This method is usually more successful in the short term, the common saying is “going F2P doubles revenues”, but usually gives much shorter lifespan since sooner or later even the dumbest guy recognizes that he cannot win without paying and also, grinding hopeless randoms for money loses its appeal fast.”

“You can make ISK by playing totally casually and badly. Playing generates ISK, not consumes. In EVE playing with others costs you ISK. You either make this ISK by also playing alone or by converting PLEX. This is a really effective business model: “pay-to-socialize”. When you are “having fun”, you don’t mind losing money. When you are alone, you are compensated by ISK income, motivated to keep playing.

“EVE is real” is more true here than anywhere else. Life isn’t that expensive. Socializing is.
You go out on a party, that needs gifts, expensive drinks and so on.
You want to date a girl? You better get enough cash with you as you’d better bring her to a “good” (read: shamelessly overpriced) restaurant.
You want to date as a girl? You better buy some new clothes, accessories, jewelry and visit a beauty saloon.
Don’t want your coworkers think of you as a loser? You better buy a new car.
Want to keep in contact with your relatives? That’s lot of gas to travel and lot of gifts.

[…] There is a common belief, “the rich man is lonely because greed makes him unable to love”. It’s not true. The truth is that the a-social person will unavoidably gets rich as he doesn’t waste on socializing.”

“People often experience normal distribution of features. The height of the people in a class are normally distributed around the average. Some people are a bit shorter, some are taller, but most people are +-10% in height from the average. Same goes for IQ, physical strength and so on. The weightlifting World Record is merely 3x higher than what an average man can lift. We inherently get used to the idea that people have little variance in them, our performance differences are mere percents and even the best of the best is in the same magnitude as us.

This is a comforting belief, but completely untrue. In the USA, the top 1% owns about 35% of the total wealth, while the middle 20% (the “average guy”) owns 4%, therefore the top 1% is 175x more rich. 1% of the Americans is 3 million people, so we aren’t talking about exceptional guys here. People like Bill Gates own more than whole countries and affect our life to a bigger extent. Most of you reading this post is using a Microsoft or an Apple product, made by two exceptional people. This is the true world we live in and we should aspire for such goals. Being “above average” is no longer an acceptable goal. Hell, in several countries slightly above average income doesn’t get you out of the poverty level!”

“Tobold’s first point is “The queues for DPS in the Dungeon Finder of World of Warcraft are long, and it would be better if they were shorter. So far, so good, I don’t think anybody actually disagreed with that part.” I do! I think DD queues are not long. The DD in the guild get to the dungeon instantly since they queue up with a full group. There is a long queue, but it’s not for DD, it’s for M&S and socially inept DD who can’t find themselves a tank. This queue should be long, as it reflects to the fact that no one wants to play with these people. I’m a healer, could queue almost instantly. But I won’t as I refuse not only to boost them, but even to be with them. I rather spam the guild chat for 10 mins waiting for [a reliable] DD to come along because it guarantees CC, 8K+ DPS on the skull (and not on the sheep) and zero “gogogog”, “rofl” and the infamous “wherz my hil” coming from the bottom of the void zone.”

“When I went to be a “PvP-er”, I could get kills in the magnitude of the largest corporations. Why? Am I having 100-1000 times more “skillz” than the average player? No, the game was designed this way.”

“Compare it to the stunning success of World of Tanks. It also has perfect trade (the game items are all buyable or grindable), but went the other way: playing skill has near-zero effect on your results. You can play with extraordinary prowess or intentionally suck, the game will keep your win ratio near 50% and your kill/death below 2 by properly balancing teams (putting useless crap next to good players) and by probably messing with penetration and damage numbers. In WoT everyone, completely regardless playing skill can fully enjoy their items. This of course turns down the competitive ones but the 99% can celebrate his imaginary awesomeness. While I left WoT in disgust, if I were a stockholder in the company, I’d support their choice.”

“Now, if this was a movie, the game companies would give me some award for recognizing this Holy Grail and make the games no longer frustrating. Except they probably knew all of it for years. The old WoW was much more like this. Remember the old saying “tank dies: healers fault, healer dies: tank fault, DPS dies: his own damn fault”. Also they know that one of the criteria of flow is “a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity”. They are fully aware that your avatar being killed because another player failed is very much not fun. They simply look at the other side too: the bad player. Currently the bad player who wiped the raid has excuses (jungler didnt hepl me ffs) or even honestly unaware of his fail (the raid technically wipes when the healers run out of mana because of high avoidable damage). If the design would be changed to “you failed, you suffer”, not only the bad players would not have fun (being dead while others playing or being lvl 4 when others are geared 18 is not fun), but they would be made aware of the fact that they are useless. Sooner or later, the bad players would quit, denying revenues to the game companies.

Half of the players must lose in PvP and players must wipe for weeks in PvE or they run out of content. The game designers merely found that the better players are more invested in the game, so they are less likely quit if they are frustrated. So they design the game in a way that bad players – who are responsible for group defeat – are having fun, while good players bear the weight of the fail. In this setup, the good players venting their frustration on the bad ones is simply unavoidable. Remember: the bad player is a griefer in their eyes, someone who hurt their teammates more than an AFK-er.”

“What I did was also an economical-political act. I withdrawn that money from the circulation of the (mostly poisoned) papers. The bank sector has less money to juggle with. If every people did the same, the “evil rule of the 1%” would end overnight, as they wouldn’t have a single cent to toss around repacked in some obscure “financial product”. After all, all the money circulating coming from people who believed the lie that their money will work for them. Well, until you show me ol’Ben herding livestock or crafting clothes, I don’t eat that crap. People must work. If people would recognize this simple truth they would never put their money to a bank without knowing exactly who will borrow their money.”

“Before PLEX existed, people would cheat by using real life money in RMT websites to gain ISK witouth having to play the game. Suddently, CCP introduces PLEX which is virtually the same thing except the money is going for CCP, and it’s suddently not pay 2 win anymore and everyone is happy about it. “

“There is a common claim in forums and blogposts when anyone says that X or Y causes WoW subscription decline, that the “game is just aging”.

This is a fatalists and hands off claim. It says that there is a natural “aging” process that finally kills WoW and there is nothing to do about it. It’s complete nonsense. It’s coming from the human-centered thinking of socials: people age and die for “no reason”, so everything else must be. As an engineer I always have smile/rage on claims that this or that machine “just too old”.”

“Living overseas, it was interesting how many Asian girls were pale skinned. Some of them as pale or paler than me, and, I certainly am a white boy. Afterall, I’m on the internet, posting on /v/, and I’ve mentioned a few things I’m not particularly fond of in a game. Anyways, deciding Asians are all tan or dark skinned isn’t really all that new, over the years I’ve come to realize, even amongst progressives, there are people that honestly seem to think all asians are yellow or brown. When, the reality is, Asians cover the entire range of lightest to darkest skin tones, quite readily.”

“just like whites. snow white up in Scandinavian to dark tan along the Mediterranean.”

>President Trump stated that he won’t be taking salary as part of campaign promises
>the POTUS has to, by law, be paid salary
>Constitution also states that the amount of presidential salary cannot be changed during their terms
>Trump can’t bend or break the Constitution
>decides to donate everything to charity, down to the last cent
>liberals and media are throwing a fit about Trump breaking his promise that he is technically keeping

These people get triggered by everything. kek”

>Nier: Automata is a game about overcoming depression, and just what I needed

>new game comes out
>”better write an article about myself!”

“surprise surprise, they’re mentally ill”

“>EA annual reports
>BioWare is an under performing company that needs downsizing
>Don’t have a good justification for it
>Can’t risk any more bad PR
>BioWare propose the most ambitious RPG they’ve ever made
>Greenlight it, knowing they won’t have the talent to pull it off
>Make them rush it out early
>It’ll still make a shitload of money because it’s Mass Effect, despite the constant scolding from critics
>Game is out, it’s shit
>Cite “systematic failure to meet EA’s quality standards” as you sack the studio and scatter/fire the employees
>Games “journalists” can’t call EA out, because they just called the game shit
EA playing 4D chess here.”

>”Oh no, funny visual glitches that are rare to trigger and don’t affect gameplay””

“It’s in their fucking promotional material. If it’s really THAT weird it means they’re cherry-picking this bullshit to make their game look worse. And I highly doubt that.”

“Bioware Edmonton are what we know as “Bioware”, they made the Mass Effect Trilogy, KOTOR, Dragon Age etc.

Bioware Montreal are a “support” studio for Edmonton. They made Mass Effect Andromeda. Andromeda is their first and only full release.

Almost no one who worked on the original ME trilogy is worked on Andromeda meaning Andromeda and it was effectively made by the Bioware “B-team”.

Just seen lots of people complaining about “Bioware” in general in regards to the negative response to Andromeda. The main studios last game was Inquisition which was actually quite good.”

“…and?
The game is a steaming pile. You can’t explain that away.”

“So don’t let this desuade you from buying it. We need to show EA that there’s still a market for ME games. If we buy this game by the B-Team, they’ll see that people want a Mass Effect game from the A-team.”

“I’ve got a much better idea. How about we show EA that we don’t want shit games by not buying Andromeda?”

“Wrong. If this is a hit Bioware Montreal gets performance bonuses, job promotions, and a followup.”

“How does that make any sense?
>the B team is good enough
>let’s have them make more games

>We need to show EA that there’s still a market for ME games.

There isn’t. I’m done with Mass Effect and I’m done with EA. You can kill that franchise now and yourself.

I’m playing superior Japanese games this year and I don’t even have time for bothering with western SJW garbage.”

“OK, but how does this matter. “Bioware” is a studio that represents identity that serves, among others, as a garant of quality. They provide the game with their name: that makes “Bioware” (not “Bioware Montral”) responsible for the quality.

I don’t give a fuck about their internal organization. The fact that they let an incompetent group of people make the game is the problem: I don’t give two fuck if those people sit in Edmonton or if they sit in Montreal: that does not change jack shit. “Bioware” is the label that shields the project, “Bioware” is the people who are responsible for the product.

This does not in any way excuse anything. Or change anything.
What we learn from this experience is that Bioware cannot be trusted to make good games. END of any fucking discussion.

It’s actually fucking SAD that anyone would try to excuse them and say “but this isn’t the REAL Bioware”: No. This is the real Bioware. This is their attitude to game quality control. The “Real” Bioware cannot fucking assure quality of their own products. So fuck them.

By the way, Bioware has not made a good game since Mass Effect 2. DA2, ME3, Inquisition and now Andromeda: all were completely lazy, poorly done trash. So the whole “but it’s a different studio, “real” Bioware are still good” argument is a joke. No. Bioware is a shit company who fucked up four major consecutive releases, at least two of which were extremely high profile and extremely highly anticipated.

These people just don’t know how to make good games anymore. The fact that they literally use B-team to develop what was supposed to be their redeeming game and big comeback just… well I guess it says a lot.”

“What’s wrong with Reddit?”

“If I wanted to browse reddit I’d be on reddit right now.
The upvote system makes everything a giant circle jerk though and everyone has to act like a giant faggot to try and get as many upvotes as possible.

Reddit also runs everything into the ground and ruins it.”

“Reddit is also legitimately full of astroturfing marketers. Entire vidya subreddits are LITERALLY just marketing teams talking to themselves”

>Bioware has a name, a reputation.

Yeah, because Bioware made fucking classics like Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, MDK 2, and Knights of the Old Republic.

Thats why they have a reputation for making good games.

You’re assuming that the name is more important than it is. “Bioware” was only good because of the people that worked there. As soon as they all left, “Bioware” died. Now its just a name being whored out by EA until people catch on and stop buying games made by college kids.

The name means nothing. EA bought them out, gutted them, and they’re using the Bioware name to make as much money with bad games as they can before they destroy the brand and no one trusts that dev studio anymore. They’ve done it a million times before and they’ll do it a million more times.

This is just what EA does.

I just don’t get why its taking people so long to realize that “Bioware” will never make a good game again. I can’t understand why people keep getting excited about these digital abortions considering Bioware hasn’t release even a half decent game in almost 10 years.”

“Normies these days are fooled by names.”

“ME1 was not a masterpiece. It was an ambitious game that mostly pulled stuff off, but was very rough around the edges. It had a lot of room for improvement, but it was a massive step in the right direction.

ME2 was a corridor shooter action movie where ME1 wanted to be a sci fi epic. A lot of people love ME2’s bland cover shooting. For what it’s worth, it was better than ME1’s shooting, but it took the series in a direction I felt was largely negative. I have a friend who is playing it right now and something I overlooked when I played it and when it came out is how much fanservice the game has. It has all of the Normandy crew come back in BADASS? forms.

Garrus is space Punisher.
Tali is the president of the Shepard fan club and not just a walking Quarian encyclopedia.
Wrex is Krogan President.
Liara was on a one-woman mission to resurrect Shepard and then becomes the most powerful information agent in the galaxy.

And it also started the deification of Shepard, and the player by extension. It made everyone talk about you like you were the coolest person in the galaxy and now you have interrupts where you just punch people in the face or shoot them during conversations. You don’t have to convince people anymore, they just listen to you. You were brought back to life with nearly unlimited resources and they didn’t even try to control you because you’re just TOO AWESOME?.

ME2 was the ultimate power fantasy action movie with a sprinkling of sci-fi. Gone were the things that made it feel like hard sci-fi, like routine scouting missions where all you find are minerals.”

“Can someone explain to me what OP means by this? I have a 1070 and the game runs perfect. Everyone who has a graphics card at the recommended setting says the game runs fine. So what the fuck is OP and all of these people here even crying about? Do you mean to tell me that you are calling this a shit port because it doesn’t run on card which is lower than the recommended settings?!?!?”

“Don’t be a shill. They always raise the recommended settings to above what you should actually need so people can make your exact argument and deflect and criticisms of bad performance.”

“People who claim that Black is not a color really remind me of people who claim that Pluto is not a planet. There seems to be this weird obsession with Jewish nominalism to create some sort of over-consistent yet nonsensical criteria for everything that nobody actually uses or categorizes a given array of objects (physical or philosohical) by.

Black is a color. If you disagree you are wrong.”

“It’s not though.

This is science. Black is black because it is not emitting any light on the visible spectrum.”

“It’s a color because it describes the visual tone appearance of a surface, which is what color has been understood to be since the dawn of history

color is a concept that existed long before wavelengths or electro magnetism was known about. The idea that we need to apply these artificial modern scientific rulesets to pre-scientific terms like planets or colors is stupid”

“Whites dominate: evil
Jews dominate: you’re just mad we are better goy”

“The idea that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” is absolutely insane when there are millions of laws and they change all the time.”

“First and foremost the rapid proliferation and turnover in laws, combined with the incomprehensible language they are written in, is a flat out conspiracy of a specific set of high IQ persons – lawyers – against the general public.

Also, it is useful to have so many unknown laws because then the entire populace exists in a (legal) state of guilt and can be pickup up and jailed or publicly humiliated as is convenient for certain parties.”

“A free market solution to a drop in wages or employment isn’t heavy-handed regulation of the labor market. Instead, let firms compete to figure out the most efficient ways of doing business and then directly compensate those workers who are made worse off. The compensation could take the form of government safety nets like unemployment benefits or the earned income tax credit.”

“Ah, yes, the free market solution is to increase unemployment benefits, of course.”

“I think they play madlibs sometimes. They start with a statist conclusion then make some stupid shit up about how it’s secretly libertarian.”

“Another very annoying argument made by National Endowment for the Arts apologists is when they say it costs $148 million, which might sound like a lot, but actually, it’s only .004% of the budget. As if that reduces the amount of waste that it is.

If the government granted me a personal pension of $1 million that would only be like .00003% of the budget. That’s not very much, so why are you opposed to the government granting me a $1 million pension?

Either the services of the National Endowment for the Arts are worth $148 million or they are not. How large a fraction of the budget this is does not change this.”

“Suppose Canada invaded the United States. Would it really be worthwhile to fight to stop it? The United States would certainly win if it did, having a much larger military. But what’s so bad about being conquered by Canada? I know plenty of people who live under Canadian rule now and they live perfectly good lives. What’s the point of having Americans and Canadians blow each other up? In fact, I probably have more in common with the average Canadian than I do the average American.”

“The various Greco-Roman origin stories do not leverage oppression myths and atrocity propaganda to induce a sense of permanent hatred and revenge in the people.

The Aeneid, in which the Roman people are descended from the Trojans, is literature but not fake news. However, no Roman ever used it to gin up a sense of hatred against the Greeks, who had overcome Troy and scattered its people. Indeed, the Romans were fanatically pro-Greek. Nor did the Greeks hate the Romans for overcoming and conquering them. They all moved to Italy and were so identified with Roman culture (which had become more than half Greek by that point) that the living Greek population called themselves Romaioi (Romans) for a thousand years after the collapse of the Empire in the West. They only started calling themselves “Greeks” again during their wars with the Turks, so as to tap English philhellenism for money, weapons, moral support etc.”

“Hollywood has always taken good films or stories and jewed the fuck out of them to make them horrible intentionally. Partially to discredit foreign markets, but mostly to pervert any culture existing within those stores to be culturally sterile and retard-American compatible.”

“The right to free speech is sacred” Yep, the whole world is covered by the Constitution now.”

“Going through the whole game at least once should have made the directors, leads and producers extremely nervous. They should have known(can’t really imagine how they would miss this) that the cut scene animations are nowhere near a shippable state. They should have a begged EA for 3 or 4 months of additional development time or they’d risk a gigantic PR disaster resulting in a severely damaged brand and bad sales figures.”

“Suits don’t give a shit, they look at market data and demographics and see big dollar signs or at least their money back on ME:A. They will scrape together some garbage and pray that marketing/media will be enough to sucker enough people into buying it day one or convince them that whatever is in front of them a 10/10 game.

If the game bombs, they will just blame the devs for not trying hard enough or not following their fool proof market data to shape the game around then fire them to be replaced with the entry level lackeys.”

>RED ALERT! A WOMAN HAS BEEN SINGLED OUT FOR FAILURE, MUST DO FULL ON DAMAGE CONTROL!
>”It’s not her fault, it’s the WHOLE TEAMS fault!

Granted, I do understand that stance. However, I don’t believe we’d be seeing this kind of damage control if a man were in charge of facial animations or whatever.

He’d probably just be out of a job.”

____________________________________

>and your last data transmission is used
There are terminals on the surface every 50 meters, so you can upload every few minutes.”

“For the player. Thats a game construct most likely. Sort of how theres literally no way you can possibly die in this game with the right chip combos, yet ‘droids die in fucking droves with piles of thier bodies everywhere despite how dopey the enemies are in general.”

“contrary to popular belief writing can salvage a game”

“It’s got gameplay from Platinum, a story written and directed by a literal madman, and music that will make you rethink what vidya music should be.

It’s a perfect storm of greatness, and the fact that it exists at all is a miracle.”

“The madman does whatever he wants. He was asked to do a short talk about a new RPG and instead used that time to shit talk Square and promote his own game.”

“how can you type so much and say so little”

>$160
>nearly 3 times the price if you bought it in the states
fucking hell friend, where do live?”

“Brazil. Games were dirty cheap in Steam’s good ole days, but now the government figured it out and notice that Steam didn’t buttrape us in taxes so they forced they to do so. Games usually went for the usual 40-70 bucks, which was a very fair price.

Just for comparison, Fallout 4 on Steam went for a whopping 250 bucks over here, which was released shortly after they started taxing it.

Outside of Steam, games are very expensive, every 3DS game is 150 bucks (bought Y and AS a few years ago) and console games go for over 300 bucks. Keep it in mind that the minimum wage here is around $800.

Also the PS4 on launch was $4,000. :^)”

“He said it but it was obviously a joke playing into what his audience wants to hear from him and his whole in public character shtick. Get to have the best of both worlds that way by making a sarcastic joke at the expense of your fanbase and co-workers and still have everybody take you at face value anyway.”

“All I’m saying is that you freaking out is only doing damage to your personality. Refunding the game does nothing, you don’t care about that $60 seeing how you bought a game you don’t even want to play and Square couldn’t care less either.”

“I kept mine generic and encouraging, because those are the ones I liked seeing.”

>tfw I read all the genuine thoughts from the other people and realise that game didn’t leave the same mark on me

It hurts being stupid.”

“i seriously wish some art/philo ppl take a look at what automata is; it basically summarizes all of western philosophy up to postmodernism in the context of a crazy video game i’ve been reconsidering stuff i’ve read from beauvoir, sartre, nietzsche, hegel etc. there’s SO MUCH. i’ve never looked at transhumanism, existentialism, suicide, theology, feminism, gender, art, and so many others the same way after it. it’s such a liberating game: people have especially been praising the representation of sexuality in the game with the operator characters. i think everyone can play this game and see something that reflects them, touches them, makes them feel more involved than many works of art

it might sound ridiculous reading these tweets and you might go “so you’re going to say that NieR: Automata is the most important artwork “that represents us in today’s postmodernist times and go beyond even the concet of literature”. yep, that’s what i’m saying.

NieR: Automata is the despair of everything — the totality of everything wrong with society — that inspires people to hope in the end. there may be trouble in understanding gender, sexuality, politics, technology etc. but we can shoulder the weight of the world together. it’s a plea to strive together in the midst of this despair so nobody will have regrets; i cannot stress how important it is as a reflection. it may be the most antihumanist story to reveal how much contradictions we have as human beings and yet it reminds us we’re humans we’re bags of shit and the game examines that; that’s why we need each other after this realization to find a better future. even if the eternal recurrence is real & we are trapped in the same narrative/social construction of reality to the point it’s meaningless, striving for a better future because of our completionist attitudes is the only thing we can do and we’ll have no regrets from this.”

“Nier Automata is a manifesto against post-modernism. It teaches us that the way (life) is more important than the goal (death).”

“>first game Taro’s known for entailed sneaking in a joke ending at the last minute that everyone on the team hated
>most recent game he’s known for entailed bringing in everyone who worked on the game to unite their voices in a show of world-wide encouragement”

“This is kinda fucked if you think about it. It’s like they are both lying to eachother.”

“Never had two people keep up a lie so they can stay close to eachother a little longer?”

“Dev-team want a hyper loli and Taro wanted an oppai onee-san.

They realized it was going exactly nowhere and was halting production so they settled on a thick thighs, big ass, wide hips, but a petite style upper body so long as she had to wear high heels.”

“I liked the fact that she’s more of a symbol and figurehead for the game over being developed as a character.

It makes the reveal at the end sting that much more with how quiet she was throughout, knowing how much shit was brewing inside her.”

“I think he basically pins it down with 2B’s opening speech of the game. Life is a never ending spiral of death. Death is a constant in the game and the main motivator of every character in the game.

2B has to kill 9S constantly because that is her duty, is traumatized by it so she tries to remain aloof but melts to his cheery disposition and curiosity over the course of the game regardless and eventually chooses to sacrifice herself for him to try to create a different outcome

9S has been constantly dying due to 2B, remaining blissfully unaware of it almost the whole way through and is eventually turned into a twisted, viciously angry kid lashing out at a world that stole 2B from him

A2 was so heavily traumatized by the loss of her squadmates for bullshit reasons that she left YoRHa, puts 2B out of her misery but also takes up 2B’s burden of protecting 9S and the machine village, eventually dies and in so doing realizes how beautiful the world really is

Adam and Eve were born from the nonstop deaths of machine lifeforms at the hands of YoRHa (2B and 9S just happened to be the ones who were sent on that assignment, but those machines were going to be wiped out regardless sooner or later) and Adam immediately became fascinated with humanity so much so that he willingly gave up his immortality so that he could learn what it was like to die

Eve was devastated by the loss of Adam and chose to try to destroy the world as revenge

Both humanity and the aliens died off countless years ago and both the machines and androids no longer have a reason to fight, but neither know of it either due to manufactured lies to convince them to go on or because they haven’t had contact with their creators at all

N2’s plan was based around trying to eliminate death entirely via artificial induced evolution

Emil can’t die and that sucks for him”

“good lord she’s a KFC combo meal
all breast, leg, and thighs”

“I don’t think he was talking about what journos will declare GOTY. Nier wouldn’t get GOTY even if Zelda and RDR weren’t happening. They’d give it to Horizon. And if that didn’t exist they’d give it to Injustice or Prey or some shit.”

“Nier will never win GOTY awards by journalists because it’s a niche Japanese game featuring a semen demon protagonist. But that doesn’t mean it’s not the actual GOTY. Zelda was way overrated because it was the launch Switch game.”

“>I’ve walked the same road as you. One thing is certain, I’m rooting for you!
>I won’t give up! In the end, never surrender!
>I bet you’re having a tough time right now, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel!
>It was hard for me as well, but… You can do it if you try!
>My voice may not reach you, but… The whole world is rooting for you!”

“>I bet you’re having a tough time right now. Even so, it’s not like you hate it right?”

“>the year is 2060
>Papa Taro’s newest game has you remove all your memories about the game if you want to see it’s characters happy after all the suffering
>few days later your friend who has yet completed it tries to shill it to you
>he also thinks the newest CoD was good so you pay no mind to his ramblings”

“There’s one thing I’ve learned over my years and it’s that good writing isn’t something that can be taught. Some people are just born different from others. Sometimes it’s a different perspective on life, sometimes it’s just a weird personality, sometimes it’s a strange upbringing. But it’s nothing that can be given to others through words alone.”

“If the game was legitimately good they wouldn’t respond but yet they do”

“So basically everyone should shut the fuck up and leave master baiters shitpost because if you correct someone else’s lies that means the game is shit?”

“NEET and literal autists praise the game for being deep and emotional, but normal people think this game is shallow, too melodramatic, and all over the place plot-wise.”

>can’t understand the emotions of other humans
>calls others autistic
is this poetry at its finest?”

“I don’t get what people were expecting honestly. You can make every combat system boring or more complicated than it has to be. Even actual character action games”

“Acting retarded for the sake of having contrived reasons so that events can happen on the predesigned rails that the writer has decided, isn’t good writing.
A good writer manages to make the same necessary events happen in order to move the plot foward without having to rely on the characters acting like utter morons.
It’s the sign of being a lazy writer.

I understand you’ve never opened a fucking book your entire life, but it’s time to understand that writing in video games (especially story driven video games) can, and should be better.”

“Find me a decent piece of literature that doesn’t involve characters making emotionally-charged bad decsions, that staple of storytelling is fucking older than time itself.

Writing a story in which no character succumbs to their emotions and does something stupid probably means you’re a fanfiction author. It means you can’t empathize enough with yoru characters to understand how they might realistically act in a tense situation, so you lean back and go “Well, I, sitting in my comfortable chair, under no pressure at all, would do the logical thing, so my character certainly would too!”

“Y’know what makes me laugh?

Drakengard 1 features:
A kiddyfiddler
A baby eater
A psychopath
Psychopaths sister that wants to fuck him
Giant flying demon babies
Child slaughtering
And MORE!

But there were still things that Taro wanted in the game that he couldn’t get.”

“Taro considers brother Nier the canon one.
Nier:A makes them both canon in the weapons just to not alienate western fans, but the entire decision of daddy nier was pushed by Square, not him.”

“What is with japan and their love for big brothers protecting little sisters?”

“What is it with burgers being obsesssed with fathers protecting of their daughters?”

“In japan, there’s no real father/son relationship.
Parents work hard all day and especially the dad often doesn’t come back home if not for the weekend, so there’s no time to develop a father/son relationship.

Sibilings take care of each other, however they too tend to drift apart once they get older.
Papa nier was made by Square for the western audience that is unable to understand this core cultural difference and can’t relate (and they were right).”

“The moral of the story is that it doesn’t matter whether they were imitating emotions, it’s that the emotions they felt were real to them.”

“For a game that’s part of a series endlessly praised for its story and direction, its story and direction were fucking awful.”

“Elaborate.”

“everything is shit. the characterization is shit. the plot is shit. I predicted x because im a genius. why didn’t x do logical thing here? retarded story logic lol.”

“I’m pretty sure I asked you to elaborate.”

“It’s okay OP, you can go back to playing your western AAA garbage where you just shoot things to death and save the world at the end.”

“The world is so empty and bland that none of this matters.
You can’t interact with ANYTHING other than enemies and glowing spots on the ground.
Buildings, plants, trees, broken down cars, pipelines in the desert, appartment buildings, playgrounds. It’s all just setdressing, none of it is interactive.
Your only interactions are to kill boring robots or ride a moose into them.”

>trees
jump on them to get on top of
>buildings
which usually have loot or sidequests, as well as a good view of the city ruins
>cars
not much use, but they’re visual and can be used to block projectiles
>apartment buildings
use the stairs to reach chests. Go obi-wan kenobi on fools below

I’m sorry that you can’t cut trees like in Zelda, but I’m not sure why you’d expect that in the first place from an action RPG.”

“Again, all of those are just assets, none of it interacts with you in any way.

You cant throw a car into a wall to make it crumble and reveal a treasure, you cant cut down a tree to reveal a secret passage beyond the overgrowth.

Its all just “meh” and slapped together like a 2007 game. At no point does the game make any attempt to let you interact with the open world other than awkwardly running up a tree.

Why not make it so you can interact with all the cool stuff that you can find in a deserted city?

Its literally
>glowing objects on the floor

>You cant throw a car into a wall to make it crumble and reveal a treasure, you cant cut down a tree to reveal a secret passage beyond the overgrowth.
Why does that even matter?

It’s not an open world game. It’s an action RPG with a big hub”

“At this point it’s painfully obvious your autism is grasping at straws and looking for something to complain about.

The fuck kind of criticism is
>You cant throw a car into a wall to make it crumble and reveal a treasure

I really want to know what you consider a recent 10/10 game just so it’s made perfectly clear you’re full of shit.”

“I was giving an example you stunted autist manchild.
If that triggered your asspergers too much then have this.
At no point does you fighting change any of the backdrop.
Explosions or impacts dont damage buildings, debris, trees or grass. It all stands there pristine like the leveldesigner placed it.
Its just super fucking stale since there is no interaction between you and the background.

Thats why the “open” world is bullshit and redundant, might as well have made it linear then”

>At no point does you fighting change any of the backdrop

Didn’t play the game, did you?”

>Why does that even matter?
Because it would make the game feel like a 2017 game and not a 2007 first generation ps3 game, you literal autist.
I might as well play pong with this level of interaction given.
Why make it open world then if there is no feedback between you and the world.”

>Because it would make the game feel like a 2017 game
Why does every game need destructible, interactive environments? That just seems like a superfluous use of budget unless it factors into the way the game is designed. You’d either end up with a few little gimmicks or a big wankoff about how everything is destructible (which just leads to framerate problems and potential self-fucking-over situations).”

“This game is so good that it will become the next game hated by the contrarian force on /v/.”

“Have you read the thread? This place is in full revolt because of people getting any enjoyment from this game besides the fan service.”

>it gets good after you beat it x times

That says a LOT about how shit it is, actually.”

“Except the endings in this game are like act breaks. Route C isn’t anything at all like Route B and A, but you already knew that.”

>The game failed to interest me

I hate this complaint so much for any game. Whatever happened to “It’s not for me” instead of this whiny bullshit?”

>reading the prologue of Lord of the Rings and then dropping it because it failed to impress you.

“What’s wrong with that?
You’re not obligated to like something because it’s a classic or critically acclaimed.”

“Why should anyone take your opinion on Lord of the Rings Online or Nier Automata for full when you can’t even finish them. There’s nothing wrong with disliking a game or book after you finished reading but there’s everything wrong if you ever finished it and yet still need to mouth off about it.”

“I totally missed the part where the guy was a reviewer, my bad.”

“Back in my day, I remember when reviewers played the whole game before passing judgement.

Also, it’s more his attitude that gets me, it’s the shitty “look how smart I am,” tone.”

“Based on this thread, I think I will get this game. Only a good game would get people this mad.”

>you killed all the robots, you’re the real bad guy

How is this story any better than MGR”

“That’s not the story though.”

“There’s simply so way of saving people who blindly shit on Yakuza, so why would I even try to argue?

In fact I know there’s no point because anything I post will be called shit. If Automata was exclusive and not the topic of this thread it would also be called shit. That was your point from the start.”

“>came for the ass
>stayed for the emotional impact and wild ride of route c”

“I trust Taro. this game could LITERALLY have been starring The Brave Little Toaster duel wielding katanas and I still would have had faith enough to buy it day one”

“ugh, another one of these pathetic fucks
No, this game isn’t deep and no, this game isn’t emotional
The story is confusing and unfinished, the characters are completely 2-dimensional, and the gameplay is a practice of repetition. This is not a $60 gaming experience. For that, you’ll have to step up to Horizon or Final Fantasy XV. This is a $20 game ripping idiots like you off.”

>ugh, another one of these pathetic fucks enjoying a videogame with all their heart, how they make me sick

Dude, you sound like you have actual mental problems. Go see a therapist or something.”

>For that, you’ll have to step up to Horizon or Final Fantasy XV.
Can you fuckers make your shitty baits less obvious please.”

“He’s literally baiting, this is probably the same guy saying Skyrim and Fallout 4 are good (which they very much are not).”

“Yeah that guy is a retard.

>this game is flawed therefore it’s shit and you’re an idiot for liking it

>skyrim and fallout 4? Just ignore all the bugs and watered down “features”. GOTY shit in my mouth more Todd!

“They already are making profit how many times has this already been said.

They sold 200k in the opening 3 days in Japan, which was 90-100% of what they shipped. Meaning they already recuperated costs.

Everything after that is now profit.

Yes, that’s how low the budget SE fucking gave Taro. They only needed to sell 200k copies to make bank.”

 

“So, what’s up with Sartre?

Why is he called Jean Paul in the English version? Yes, I know that’s his first name, but why the change? And why is his name bleeped out in voice lines?”

“The Sartre estate will sue anyone and everyone who uses “Sartre”
The eng localization department found out too late so they opted to bleep out his name in dialogue and change his name in dialogue to Jean-Paul.
Likewise because of the change to his first name they renamed the opera boss to Simone.”

“Don’t watch prais the sun. He is an insufferable little cunt who throws tantrums every time he doesn’t get what he wants.

He went from OH BOY DARK SOULS 3 IS THE BEST GAME EVER UNLIMITED DEPTH to IT’S SHIT AND HOLLOW AND BORING because he got curbstomped in a tournament.”

“When I was close, I hurt him. Yet being distant hurt him more.

I finally found my place in life. A place where I am as close as possible, yet eternally distant.”

“1 Blindfolds are sexy. It’s the primary reason they exist in the game. Blindfolds make cocks hard.

2 Blindfolds symbolize ignorance. They are kept in the dark and they dont know what’s going on until they find out and take them off.

3 For people who ask stupid questions theres a stupid answer THEY ARE FUCKING VR GOGGLES, they only look like blindfolds but actually they work like goggles that show them shit.”

“People play games and have fun, then associate the positive feeling of that fun with the purchase itself. Then they get older and have less time to dump into things and more disposable income, so the purchasing of the game becomes the actual aim, rather than the playing. The novelty wears off shortly and they move on.”

>This game. How is there so little porn of this game?

Outside of it not being that popular, the artists responsible for porn generally dislike/avoid/outright hate non-pure/sexually open characters. To them the joy in porn comes from the defiling/corruption.”

“>Nier thread starts with 2B’s ass
>ends with lore talk and existentialism”

2014 Mar 07 ~ 13

“As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks. The purpose of such control is not specificed, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations.”

“When people say “internet of things”, this is what they mean.”

“What do women vote for that men don’t, and why is that better? It certainly seems like a simple question. I’m not sure why the standard response usually has something to do with penis size or something else just as random.”

“We’re still learning about how America is governed. It seems our textbooks are in error. Scroll down my timeline for former CIA head Spicer’s denial of a ‘Deep State’: “there is no deep state. There is a FRIENDLY PERMANENT GOVERNMENT.” [exact quote]”

“National security policy in the United States has remained largely constant from the Bush Administration to the Obama Administration. This continuity can be explained by the “double government” theory of 19th-century scholar of the English Constitution Walter Bagehot. As applied to the United States, Bagehot’s theory suggests that U.S. national security policy is defined by the network of executive officials who manage the departments and agencies responsible for protecting U.S. national security and who, responding to structural incentives embedded in the U.S. political system, operate largely removed from public view and from constitutional constraints. The public believes that the constitutionally-established institutions control national security policy, but that view is mistaken. Judicial review is negligible; congressional oversight is dysfunctional; and presidential control is nominal. Absent a more informed and engaged electorate, little possibility exists for restoring accountability in the formulation and execution of national security policy.”

“WikiLeaks: *drops 8,000 truth bombs on the CIA*
CNN: Nah bro, gender wage gap.”

“The moral of the story: it’s very easy to forget and dismiss the effect of pay-to-win and consider other players “n00bs” who “fail” or “morons” for not doing something that we can only do because we paid. Despite I write a blog about rational thinking, the only reason I realized the above problem is that the visuals of the costume annoyed me. Pay-to-win is so powerful because it’s so easy to ignore it and attribute success to skill instead.”

___________________________

“Scythe.”

“Are you for real? A paladin with a scythe?! Shouldn’t you rather choose a sword and shield?”

“Why would I? In this game, the most powerful weapon is the scythe. A shield just isn’t worth it in the long run. You only need a basic understanding of statistical probabilities to know all that. I have calculated that in a hundred fights the scythe will net +60 damage points dealt on average and -20 points of damage taken due to enemies dying faster. Simply by the existence of the rule books and statistics, this level of reasoning is possible for Erika Furudo.

More importantly, what’s with that lame brass knucle? The rogue class is already underpowered as it is, so a choice like that will just make you a burden for the whole party!”

“Your attitude’s completely wrong! You shouldn’t care about stuff like that! What’s really important is making a character that you like! And then you need to make choices that are consistent with the personality you decided! It’s called ‘role-playing game’ because you’re supposed to play a role… that’s the very essence of this game!”
“Nonsense!

A true gamer should do his best to create the most powerful character possible! And to that end you need to find the most game breaking combination of skills, feats, weapons, and armor! After that, it’s a race to be the one who gets more experience points and money! You need to kill everything that moves, steal their goods, and sell their skin for even more gold! All of that for the ultimate purpose of making your character stronger and stronger! That’s the true essence of role-playing games!”

“Listen up, everyone! My character fearlessly moves forward to the legendary dragon Goldsmith and then turns on her feet facing her companions!”

“That’s insane! You’re showing your back to an ancient dragon?!”

“Let Miss Erika continue, it appears she has something in MIND.”

“My character will then proclaim: Everyone! It is clear that this is a third rate fantasy plot! It is therefore impossible that Battler would make us face an ancient dragon as a second encounter! He said it himself a while ago: he wanted to go easy on us. Plus it would be totally lame if the guardian of the castle was of a higher level than the final Boss. Considering Battler’s predictable pattern of thoughts, I think it is safe to assume that he made it so Beatrice is speciallized in the illusionist school. THis of course means that the legendary dragon Goldsmith is nothing else but the witch’s illusion! Simply by the fact that Battler is the Game Master, this level of reasoning is possible for Erika Furudo.. What do you think, everyone?”

“A splendid line of thoughts, Miss Erika, IMPRESSIVE!”

“Impressive my ass! Do you know what you just did? It’s metagaming! Erika, you’re a freaking metagamer!”

“This would work if your feats allowed you to double that… but here is where you’re wrong! Because your feats only allow you to increase the daily allotment by 50%! In other words, you can only destroy 15 hit dice undead! Which is enough to kill only 7 out of 10 goats!”

“You will soon regret THIS!

Page 176 of the Player’s HANDBOOK: Greater Banish: With this feat the amount of hit dice undead creatures that the cleric can destroy daily is DOUBLED!

There is absolutely no way to interpret it DIFFERENTLY!! How will you respond to that, Mister BATTLEEER?!”

“It’s useless! It’s all useless!

There was an error on that page! Soon after the Player’s Handbook was published, they issued an erratum! And that clearly specifies that Greater Banish is only meant to augment the affected hit dice number by 50%!”

“The erratum was indeed issued as you SAY. However that part you mention refers to Improved Banish, not the much stronger Greater Banish! In other words that erratum is completely IRRELEVANT! YOU FAIL!”

“Don’t you think I’ll be discouraged just by that!

Page 234 of the Game Master’s Manual! A Game Master is entitled to create custom rules!

That’s it! I might have slipped on that erratum. But in that case I’ll make as a custom rule that Greater Banish is only half as effective!”

“Page 236 of the Game Master’s MANUAL! A Game Master should always inform the players about any custom rule before the start of the game SESSION!

You cannot conjure custom rules whenever you LIKE!”

“OBJECTION!!!

That part is only meant to give a set of guidelines about ‘good mastering’! That’s nhot a rule at all!!!”

“So you are telling me that you aren’t a good Game MASTER?!”

“That’s enough! I will now end this pointless discussion! Dlanor, this is checkmate!”

“Then, Mister BATTLER? How are you going to defeat ME?! Show me what you’ve GOT!”

“Who the hell do you think I am! I am the goddamn Battler! I am the Game Master, and when the Game Master says something is so, it’s so because he says it’s so! And if you don’t like that, you can kiss my ass and get the hell out!”
“Impressive… Battler used the gold truth of the Game Masters!

It’s a forbidden move that only those invested with the Game Master authority can use. It has the power to end any quarrel… However it might also abruptly end the gaming session, as well as the friendship among players…”

“I cannot counter THAT…”

“Well well, now that Battler’s incompetence has been ascertained, I guess it’s time for me to step in and take the role of Game Master myself.”

“NO!”

“Then because of Jessica’s personal resentment the game will stop here, and poor little Maria will keep crying. How selfish!”

“Don’t make it look as if you give a damn about Maria!”

“I beg your pardon, it looks like I lost my temper. But Battler, are you really okay with that? Beatrice is obviously cheating, isn’t that wrong?”

“You can’t say that for sure. Maybe Maria really understood the logic behind those wacky questions.”

“Are you serious?! How high is the probability of that being true?!”

“As long as it isn’t zero, you can’t deny it!”

“What is that? A devil’s proof? You sure are hopeless!”

___________________________

“Modern just about anything is just an ugly hollowed-out imitation pretending to be an improvement on the traditional. Unable to appreciate the simple fundamentals and handcrafted intricacies of aesthetics, everything is now a perversion of utility masquerading as “liberation of expression”. Modern architecture, modern art, modern politics, modern man, modern woman…
“International Women’s Day”.
Is it about what makes a woman, a woman?
Or is it about whatever happens to be a woman?”

“>pay2win
>takes 18-26 levels to get a fleshed out class
>tutorial doesn’t even let you chat with other players until a few levels in
>bullshit RNG spawning mechanics
>higher leveled areas are corrupted and haven’t been patched in years
>pvp is banned on most servers
why do so many people play this game again?”
“>currently in the process of releasing a patch that makes all races and factions have the exact same stats and cosmetics”
“>yfw the stats are still there, just hidden”
“>level increases with time instead of grind, bullshit fucking mechanic
>stats are completely random, grinding does not guarantee an increase in stats, it only gives you a chance for a random increase, even with high stats, the Luck boost makes them all mostly irrelevant
>nothing during the game ever goes my way, while everyone else gets ahead
>i get shit on by other players for being naturally bad at the minigames
>cant get Popularity Points to learn skills like “Socialize” and “Sex” which since the feminism patch 100 years ago are obligatory to win.
>my guild is shit, they are all mostly unhelpful or completely annoying
>only useful guild member gets b& at level 79
>forced against my will to grind the first 18 levels on Wisdom
>turns out its the most useless stat, game has no magic.
>decide to specialize
>go to advanced wisdom grinding in one particular class
>its the same as the beginner grinding, its all about having the Socialize Skill early on, and the shit community didn’t let me grind PP for it
>decide to get a proffession instead.
>grind it for 3 more levels, make a miserable amount of gold
>realize i don’t actually like it
>realize having gold doesn’t help you win the game at all
>quit that proffession
>been AFK’ing for the last half level”

“>high level players run the economy and the auction house is a joke”

“>no monthly fee!
yeah fucking right. Maybe if you want to role play as a fucking animal”

“[L]eaving mobile phone chargers plugged in” is often held up as an example of a behavioural eco-crime, with people who switch their chargers off being praised for “doing their bit”. The truth is that a typical mobile phone charger consumes just 0.01kWh per day. The amount of energy saved by switching off the phone charger, 0.01kWh, is exactly the same as the energy used by driving an average car for one second.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t switch phone chargers off. But don’t be duped by the mantra “every little bit helps.””

“It would be very interesting to speculate on what the human imagination is going to do with a frontierless world where it must seek its inspiration in uniformity rather than variety, in sameness rather than contrast, in safety rather than peril, in probing the harmless nuances of the known rather than the thundering uncertainties of unknown seas or continents. The dreamers, the poets, and the philosophers are after all but instruments which make vocal and articulate the hopes and aspirations and the fears of a people.
The people are going to miss the frontier more than words can express. For four centuries they heard its call, listened to its promises, and bet their lives and fortunes on its outcome.

It calls no more…”

“WikiLeaks: The CIA is spying on all of us and can hijack cars for undetectable assassinations.
Liberals: K but Trump’s tax returns are where he hides the Russians lolz”

“Liberals 2003: There’s a globalist deep state!
Libs 2017: LALALA THE CIA NEVER LIES”

___________________________

“Gold! Gold! Gold everywhere!”

“Unbelievable! There should be enough to buy a whole kingdom!”

“Who could have known that the witch Beatrice was so rich?”

“I must… steal… it all! My rogue spirit commands it!”

“Actually this is not a bad idea! Let’s steal all the gold!”

“That will have to wait, we won’t be able to overcome the trials that await us, if we’re overburdened by all these ingots.”

“And why should we bother with the trials at this point?”

“What the hell are you talking about? We didn’t come this far only to stop midway!”

“I know that this might prove to be quite difficult for you Jessica-san, but try to reason about it. Why did we come here? To capture the witch, of course. But why did we decide to capture the witch in the first place?”

“That’s because King Zowsch Heromear sent you, so you could free the Rokken Kingdom from her evil influence!”

“That’s the official explanation, but don’t you think there’s something amiss? If he just wanted to save the Kingdom, he would have asked us to kill the witch.”

“Maybe that’s because he’s a fair and just King and he wants to give her a proper trial!”

“Ha ha ha ha ha! Don’t make me laugh! What kind of just and fair King would pay ten tons of gold just for that?! He obviously has a very precise reason he wants the witch alive, if he’s ready to pay that much! For example, it could be that the witch knows how to turn lead into gold. Then it would be perfectly rational to trade ten tons of it in exchange for a virtually limitless source. What we’re seeing in this room certainly supports this theory.”

“Well, even if you say so, how does that affect us?”

“What I’m trying to point out is that our quest is not a noble one. We’re just a group of mercenaries sent by a rich bastard who isn’t happy enough with all the riches he already has. And we’re doing it only because he promised us a ridiculous reward. But take a look around! Our reward is already here in front of our eyes! Why should we go to all the trouble of facing the witch, when we can just get all the gold we want from this place?”

“Well I’ll be damned! I really can’t see how this can go wrong.”

“Then there’s no problem!”

“No! That’s exactly the problem! Since there must be a way for it to go wrong, the fact that I can’t see any way for that to happen, makes me feel very uneasy about this.”

“Then what do you plan to do? Give up before trying?”

“Despite the fact that it’s dealing with numbers, this trial isn’t really about math. What is required is logic, deduction, and mental imagery.”

“I thought you weren’t interested in gold and wealth…”

“Silly Battler! We aren’t talking about real world gold here. In this game money can be converted to better equipment, like incredibly rare magic items, weapons and armor! So gaining gold is the same as gaining experience points.”

“But conversely if you lose your equipment, it will be the same as losing experience points.”

“Of course! But you can’t really expect to gain something, if you aren’t willing to take a little risk. That would be unreasonable. Every time you accept a quest in exchange for money, you wager your own life for the prospect of acquiring just a few gold pieces. That’s the way of the adventurers! It’s not like we go shopping! We fight deadly monsters! So why are you wimping out in front of the possibility of losing your equipment?”

“No one else wants to join? Apparently all you need to do is wait for me to find the right answer, then you can repeat it and you get free gold ingots.”

“Are you totally out of your mind?! How are you going to pay if you lose?”

“Battler… I think you’re paranoid.”

“No, I’m not!”

“Since the very beginning you did nothing but imagine dirty tricks everywhere. You also thought we would lose everything or that the difficulty of the game would become incredibly high. But nothing of that sort ever happened.”

“That’s the oldest trick ever! You first make them win easily, so they get overconfident and addicted to the game. Then you strip them naked before they can even realize they were scammed!”

“And in all confidence you think that I, Erika Furudo, won’t be able to win if the number will have six digits?!”

“I’m not saying that… I just think there will be some kind of trick…”

“Yeah whatever. Even then, you won’t risk a thing. So why do you make such a fuss?”

“Yes, as long as there is enough time, everyone can enter the game. At that point they’re eligible to give the correct answer and get the reward.”

“Crap! I didn’t know you could do that!”

“Mammon… You’ll definitely confirm the correct answer as soon as I tell you, right?”

“Didn’t I always do that so far? I’ll do the same even in the next round.”

“Oh my, did you hear that? Everyone! After I find the next and last number and Mammon confirms it, you won’t have any reason not to join! We’ll all get a lot of gold!”

“Well… in that case… I can’t see why not…”

“Uu! Maria will join too!”

“And you, Battler? You won’t try it even in that case?”

“Yeah! I said I won’t, and I won’t no matter what!”

“But that’s just stupid. You’re giving up a whole fortune just out of pure paranoia!”

“You’ll pull a dirty trick! I know you will!”

“If Erika finds the correct number in the next round and say it, you will win and absolutely nothing will be able to change that. At that point joining the game and giving the very same answer will be a 100% safe bet.”

“And why in the world should I trust you?! You could be lying. You could even tell Erika that she got the right answer when it’s actually false!”

“I will not lie! I never lied before, and I never will!”

“Unbelievable…”

“You still don’t trust me?”

“No! I’ll never trust you! Even if reason and logic tell me that there’s nothing to be afraid of, even if all the evidence show sthat there can’t possibly be any trick involved, even if I can’t even imagine how something can go wrong,all of my instincts are screaming ‘danger ahead’! I won’t accept your challenge! Not now! Not later! Not ever!

I WILL NOT TRUST YOU!”

“Mark your words! Remember them well! Engrave them on a stone! For that shall become your tomb!”

“Mammon!”

“Yes?”

“If you don’t mind, I’d like to hear the list of the hints again.”

“I’m sorry, I’m not authorized to give you any help.”

“*giggle**giggle* I think there was a little misunderstanding. I’m not asking for any help, I’m asking to hear again the hitns that you’re required to give me.”

“As I stated before, providing any kind of element useful to reach the solution is considered ‘help’.”

“You’re require to give me those hints!”

“Yes!
And I did…”

“Stop messing with me! This is ridiculous! How am I supposed to remember all those hints you gave me, if I also had to reason about the numbers?!”

“Weren’t you listening before? I said this trial is about logic, deduction, and mental imagery! In order to successfully solve this problem, you’re required to use your mind and your mind alone! This of course includes the ability to keep in mind all the hints given.”

“You never gave me that many hints before!”

“I never gave you hints about six digit numbers before! It goes without saying that the more are the digits the harder it is to define the number with a few hints…”

“I knew you’d come up with a dirty trick like this! Now you finally show your true colors!”

“Trick? Does this even qualify as a trick? If this is a trick, then you tricked yourselves! I’ve been totally clear about the rules!”

“Yet again, good job Dlanor! Remind me to double your salary!”
“I don’t have a SALARY.”
“Oh… right… Then if I dobule a ‘zero’ what do I get?”
“ZERO…”
“That’s my Dlanor!”

“I’ll have to admit it, Erika, you’ve been a formidable opponent!”

“Tch! Spare me the sarcasm…”

“Oh no, I’m serious! Ireally underestimated you! You see, you were just a step away from foiling my plans! If I knew, I would have made a way more difficult challenge! But it all turned out for the good in the end! At least for me! *cackle**cackle*

However, while you certainly possessed the brain potential to find the right answer, you still made a lot of unforgivable mistakes. Your first error was to boost your ego by explaining the details in your reasoning. Seriously, what did you do that for? You had plenty of time to do that later. Jessica certainly caused a lot of problems to you. But if you didn’t tell her about the 42 possible numbers in the first place, she couldn’t have done anything. Then your second and most relevant error was to lose your composure. A cool mind goes a long way. You had still a lot of time when you realized you had lost a few hints. You had many options open to you then, but you didn’t think straight, and as a result you just wasted a lot of time. Your third error was to refuse Jessica’s ‘trial and error’ method. At that point that was the best and most efficient option left to you. But then again your ego caused your downfall. Your fourth error was to start a quarrel against Jessica instead of helping her!Not only you wasted a lot of time, but you also prevented her from giving the right answer! Jessica was just about to say it! She went all the way from 113442 to 183442! If you only let her say the next single number!”

“I do not regret that one! The scenario of Jessica giving the correct answer before me and in sucha lame way, is far worse than the current!”

“You really think so? I wonder if you’ll still have the same opinion, once I tell you the price you’re required to pay!

Next is Jessica.”

“What?”

“While you were right about using the trial and error method, you shouldn’t have caused all those problems to Erika. If you just stayed silent, Erika would have made it. After Dlanor helped her, that is. Maybe before that it was a good idea, despite the fact you made a total mess, but after, it was just plain stupid. You complained to Erika about her wasting time, but you made her waste even more.”

“But I was just a step away from telling the right number! You said it yourself!”

“That was just luck! You just happened to pick the correct string first.

Now Dlanor…”

“…”

“Why did you limit yourself so much? Why did you just work as a memory helper for Erika?”

“I am just a KID. I am not very good with logic problems, I just happen to have a good MEMORY.”

“I’m not talking about that. I’m sure that even in all that commotion, you had already thought all the 42 remaining numbers. Can you deny that? Why, instead of repeating the hints and the six strings Erika found, you didn’t list all the 42 numbers? Unlike Jessica, even with Erika screaming at you, you would have made it!

Lastly, Battler… Why did you stop George before?”

“Do I even need to tell? If I didn’t stop him, now he’d have to pay an enormous amount of gold like Erika, Jessica, and Dlanor!”

“At that point the solution was very close. George was right in trying to cooperate, but you refused to do so.”

“No matter how close the solution seemed to be! You would have pulled a bad trick in the e”

“No, Battler! You still don’t understand?! Erika was going to win for real! She was really going to foil my plans! But because of your stubbornness you refused to help her! Now tell me Battler, in all honesty. You remembered the other hints, am I right?”

“Only two of them… I didn’t remember the one about the highest digit…”

“And you tried to apply the ones you knew on Erika’s strings?”

“Yeah! I was left with only two options!”

“What the fuck!”

“Easy, Jessica… I’ll hadnle this.

Battler… you’re an idiot…”

“WHY?! Because I refuse to play your silly game?!”

“Not because of that! But because, for your own stubbornness, you refused to help a friend in need. It wasn’t for fear of losing, or because you didn’t want to fall for a trick. It was because you made it as your principle not to accept my challenge no matter what!”

“Erika and Jessica knew the risk! I warned them a thousand times! But they never listened! Whatever happesn to them now will be well deserved! They brought their misery upon themselves, they don’t have any right to complain! Why should I have bothered to help them? I don’t care, that’s their problem! It has nothing to do with me!”

“Is that what you think?! How naive! Battleeeeeeeeeeeer!”

“With all due respect, Battler, it is I who decide the conditions of a challenge. You can take it or leave it. But there are formalities to respect, so even if George and Maria already stated their will to accept the challenge, it isn’t really valid until they fully understand what the challenge entails.”

“Stop buzzing around me! I’m not gonna take your challenge!”

“Hey Battler, have you thought it through enough?”

“Yeah! Like I’m going to risk my life to save Erika’s ass!”

“Hey! I love you too!”

“Apparently, you didn’t! Think about it. There are only two possible outcomes to this challenge: 1) George and Maria win, bringing Jessica and Dlanor back. In that case you might as well join them to add Erika to the reward. 2) George and Maria lose. Everyone becomes a golden statue except you. In the second case, I assume you’d just play a regular round, win, and proceed to the next part of the trial. It would be stupid to challenge me at that point.”

“Yeah!”

“But what exactly are you expecting to do all alone? Did you forget already what happened to you in the past? Why do you think this time you’ll manage to beat Beatrice? You know what? You can go! I think my elder sisters won’t even stop you if you try! It’s the throne room you’re aiming to? There will be a red carpet just for you leading the way… and a dog collar ready to welcome you as soon as you arrive!

In short, there are only 3 options for you.

1) You help George and Maria, and win.
2) You become a golden statue.
3) You become Beatrice’s toy for all eternity.

Which is worse, Battler? Don’t you think it would be better to die rather than be a slave? You see, Beatrice will never let you die. Even if you kill yourself, she’ll revive you again, and again, and again… Your torture will be eternal! […]

George and Maria will never make it! Even if they do, you’d still better join them to get a full victory. If they don’t, you’re screwed. Your decision never to accept my challenge is only compatible with the worst possible scenario for you!”

“Everything as planned! I told you that I was looking forward to this! Didn’t I? Didn’t I?”

“Yeah, you did. You’ve woven an incredible masterwork plan.”

“Ain’t that the truth?! *cackle**cackle*”

“However, Beatrice, this is only half a victory for you. Didn’t I say from the very beginning that you were plotting something? Didn’t I keep on telling everyone that something was bound to go wrong? Didn’t you uselessly try to convince me of the contrary? And did I ever trust you? Did your illusion of a harmless game ever work on me, despite all your efforts? You might have managed to bring me exactly where you wanted to, but you never managed to trick me!”

“Even so, by tricking everyone else I got you anyway! Wasn’t the fact that you weren’t able to see what I was aiming at still a big flaw in your defense?”

“That’s right, I wasn’t able to foresee where your attack was coming from. But I did know it was coming, and that’s why this is only half the victory you wished for!”

“That’s you! That’s so like you! The more they throw you down, the more you raise up! Even on the wake of your total defeat, you still stand victorious in front of me!”

“Braaaavoooo! Braaaavoooooo! You really did an impressive job, but how are you going to proceed now? I’m afraid this is as far as you can go. Battler, all that you found out up to this point was no real surprise. But this is game over now! In order to make use of your findings, you need to imagine the whole grid of the 64 possible ‘external pairs’ and then proceed to eliminate those who cannot fit with the hints and the rules. It goes without saying that this is a task that cannot be performed by a normal human mind. If you were allowed to write the various strings on a piece of paper, this would be a trivial matter to solve. But the rules of this trial forbit that!

Are you finally aware of the predicament you find yourself in? Have you realized, at last, where the ‘trick’ you tried so hard to find lies?

It’s the limit of the human mind!

Even if initially this trial can seem so easy and trivial, you just need to add a few digits to exploit the limits of a mortal’s brain! You humans are so funny! You can only keep in mind five or seven numbers, then you become totally hopeless as if you were retarded or something… *giggle**giggiel*”

“Shut up! We humans might have limits, as you say, but we have the power to overcome them when we try our best!”

“Oh reeeeeeeeaaalllyyyy?! Then do it! Show me how you can visualize 64 quadruplets with your inferior brainpower! You can’t, right? You can’t!”

“Now don’t get so cocky! Keep on flaunting your mental prowess like that and you’ll end up being hated by everyone!”

“I can’t believe such a thought could even graze the surface of your mind!”

“But why, Jessica-san… There’s absolutely nothing that my mind can’t conceive.”

“Yeah… right… thanks for proving my point…”

“Forget it! Why should I be the only one to pay?! You all rejoiced with me when I declared by victory! You all made the same mistake!”

“Who cares about that?! We aren’t saying you must be the one to go because you made a blunder, but because you’re the one who didn’t let us give the right solution!”

“So I should be the one to pay only because I want to earn my victories?!”

“I like it better the way I put it…”

“Sure you do, but who the hell cares about your preferences? I’m certainly not going to sacrifice myself because of your personal, selfish opinions!”

___________________________

“Farmed salmon tastes like asshole and the meat is dyed red because it is naturally grey. Other farmed fish may or may not be garbage, Talipa is popular but it essentially lives in its own feces. Farmed Shrimp live in the sewage runoff of Pooloo and Vietnamese cities. Fish farming also destroys habitat for wild fish and spreads disease.”

“You kinda want some generic work when making a portfolio. Lets your employers know you’re capable of the routine and how exactly you compare with the rest of the industry.”

“The concern about hoarding vulnerabilities instead of disclosing them to be patched is that criminal hackers could find the flaws and maliciously exploit them while the government is keeping them secret for investigative purposes.”

“”In December 2014, Bilzerian was embroiled in a legal matter with pornographic actress Janice Griffith, whom he threw off the roof of a house and into a pool as part of a photoshoot for Hustler magazine in April 2014. She fell short of the pool, hitting the edge, and broke her foot. The 18-year-old Griffith asked Bilzerian for $85,000 for her injuries, which was rejected. She then filed a lawsuit against both Hustler and Bilzerian, to which Bilzerian’s attorney responded that Griffith was under contract for the event by Hustler, that Hustler hired Bilzerian for the event, and that Bilzerian was not at fault. [Wikipedia]”

So this guy has a net worth of $100 million, he throws an 18 year old girl off a roof and she breaks her foot and he refuses to pay her anything?”

“I’d say she got her just deserts for being a thot.”

“For the record, I disagree with Timothy that the proper punishment for being a porn star should be to be thrown off a roof and have your bones broken.”

“You don’t amass that kind of wealth by taking frivolous lawsuits lying down.”

“He is a trust fund kid”

“I don’t see how throwing someone off a roof and breaking her foot is a “frivilous” lawsuit.”

“Can someone explain the economics of how this guy gets paid so much? I understand income from the trust fund, but I don’t see what makes his appearances so valuable.”

“poker, trust funds, investments, internet capital”

“Ok, but why do porno mags and TV shows pay him so much for appearances? If I wanted a cocky guy who had some sense of humor, it wouldn’t be that hard to find one on the street who would work for less.”

“name recognition”

“Does anyone actually buy something because Dan Bilzerian is in it, Alex?”

“the US’ problem with cost of living & its paperwork obsession played a part in this.”

“Management in IT/software doesn’t sound fun either. You would have to deal with both tech-illiterate idiots in the business AND the incel codemonkeys.”

“Liu Bei talking about his shitty lineage is hilarious. What a F tool. Let’s make something very clear … 400 some years prior to this, it was Xiang Yu who took down the oppressive, Legalist Qin Dynasty and made it even possible for that overrated turd Liu Bang to found his crappy little dynasty. 400+ years later, here’s his equally overrated and equally worthless SHIT descendent being completely irrelevant and for some reason, getting tons of credit for it. Amazing. F the Han Dynasty. Confucian asshole bullshit. The Tang Dynasty destroys it in every way conceivable, just as Sui-Tang is a FAR greater historical tale than Chu-Han.”

“That being said, its hilarious OP would question their tactics used to find the flag and then clapback with the classic cool story bro as if he didn’t just comment on a picture with his two cents that nobody asked for”

“”My father died for this shit, bro”- Shia words. The truth is, his father is alive and is a convicted pedophile.?”

___________________________

“Mapping! A classmate of mine told me that’s mandatory in video games like Black Onyx. Now it would be cool if they make an automap function in the future…”

“Automap? Why? Where would the fun be, then? Next they’ll make an autobattle… and then an automove…”

“Done, done, and DONE!”

“Seriously! The day will come when people will play ‘games’ where there will be no interaction at all, and all you will need to do will be just watch the cutscenes and read the text!”

“What? No! There’s no way such a thing will work! Unless they add a lot of busty girls with nice asses. I might play it in that case!”

“I wasted my whole life following a delusion! All my efforts were for naught! I should have rather enjoyed the brief time of my existence that was given to me before my inevitable demise!”

___________________________

“Suppose there is a gender wage gap. Why do leftists assume that mandating equal payment means that women will get paid more instead of it meaning that men will get paid less?”

“I don’t think they care either way.”

“Or that fewer women will be hired in the first place.”

“Leftists don’t even want it solved. They just want something to complain about.”

“John make 9.00 and hour while Susan makes 8.75.
If the wages are changed so that both John and Susan make 8.75 how much money was fucking redistributed?”

“25 cents from john to his employer”

“Play another MOBA, I recommend blizzard “Heroes of The Storm”.

The question is… Does other MOBAs also rig the match-making system? Blizzard also sells champions and skins…”

“I generally believe that a game is either
– everyone pays equally (buy box or subscription)
– openly P2W (gold ammo)
– rigged
So without checking I would say HotS is rigged. It would take some time to prove it. Maybe the devs are smarter than me and I can’t prove it, but I’m just as sure it’s rigged as I’m sure that aircraft trails don’t contain mind controlling chemicals.”

“Well done on the analysis. Sadly, we are living in a time where companies are specifically recruiting teams of psychologists whose sole job is to maximize profits for the company. They need to be subtle, and sophisticated, What Wargaming has done is to prey on the weakness of players who are easily manipulated by ‘incentives’ to improve. All they need to do is keep paying, and their computers will change their modifies to appease their egos. The player then feels like an emperor, he pays them and has his ego boosted as an alpha gamer of sorts. What a tragedy when he realises that his ego was based on a lie. His ‘skill’ never really existed. It was simply a delusion which wargaming happily cursed him with in exchange for hard-earned cash. Far from a winner, he is in the game of life the biggest loser, while the company laughs all the way to the bank. Thankfully there are independent thinkers like you who can see through the schemes. Wargaming are covert crooks, unfortunately. And I agree the basic game is quite fun, but the longevity is artificial as the imbalance in the mechanics force people to play and pay. I’m really sick of the fanboys who don’t even realise that they are being fleeced. They allowed themselves to be tricked and then defend those who tricked them. Complete foolishness, and contemptible short-sightedness.”

“Can I open up another point about this. Is it now the case that in general the law is lagging behind game development. In other transactions between clients and companies, there are various law-enforcement agencies that guarantee quality when we say buy food or deal with our banks (ha!, society has recently failed there, too). The freemium model is relatively new and I think the law doesn’t yet have the awareness to know how to control it. Surely it is now time that some kind of law and law agency is enforced to protect the gaming community. They should have unrestricted access to the codes of gaming companies in order to ensure fairness and no manipulation. They should be given total powers to make random checks on companies like Wargaming (a bit like food standards agencies have the power to randomly check any food retail outlet), and have a code of ethics and standards which they must abide by, or be closed down/penalised in some way. This would also restore the sense of trust gamers can have in their purchases. Lastly, it will prevent THE QUALITY OF THE GAME itself going into decline. I believe gamers should be shouting that this must be done, that they are not sheep to be lead into financial traps, and that proper and decent human rights is just as applicable in a gaming environment as well as in real life, especially when cash is involved. In the end, the people, the average gamer has the power to fight back and change the law for the better, and the problems we have been having with companies will end, their subterfuge will be neutralised, and they will be forced to be honest, or leave the industry altogether. That is a better future for gaming, and for all of us who play games….because WE LOVE THEM, and enjoy spending our free time on them! Also do we want kids being brought up in this kind of gaming environment, which is becoming in the wrong hands very corrupted? Let’s give them also a great experience playing in a fair environment where they are treated with respect by their gaming companies!”

“How one 31-year-old paid off $220,000 in student loans in 3 years

[…] Horton took a job as an operations manager at the nonprofit her mother runs […] Horton and her boyfriend tied the knot soon after the move. Horton’s mother gave the couple a condo that she had purchased at an auction as a wedding gift. […] Horton and her husband lived in the condo for three months, but then they decided to move in with her grandparents down the street and started renting out the condo to bring in extra income. […] To anyone who feels overwhelmed by the prospect of takingon student loans – or paying back any debt they’ve incurred – Horton has a simple message: “I just want them to feel empowered that they can pay it off. If I can do it, anybody can.”

“What is it about Ninendo and Zelda that attracts female gamers?”

“male zelda fans are pretty cancerous.

they are overly flamboyant about being a “gamer” but really they just sat around the last 6 years waiting for BOTW to come out

official zelda merch has increased tenfold in that last 6 years also, and the zelda fanboys bought it all up

females pretend to like games to attract males. but they don’t want to pretend to hard, because, well that’s work.

zelda fucbois are the berfect combination of chad and gamer-that-doesn’t-play-games and thats why you see them with girlfriends”

“This is bad science though.
You can’t “perceive” shit without the light reaching you, so it’s just really slow.
And light moves at the same speed no matter what, so it can’t “appear” and it can’t be “frozen.””

“its a comic book. its not real. stop trying to bring science into childrens reading material”

“That’s the problem with these things though, they don’t stop at “superpowers, deal with it”, but try to coat it in long paragraphs of pseudoscientific bullshit.”

“>The flash is really fucking fast, here look at the things he can do because he’s so fast

vs

>THE FLASH IS REALLY FUCKING FAST HERE LET ME TELL YOU HOW FAST HE IS HE IS SO FAST THAT TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FIVE WHILE HE’S RUNNING BECAUSE OF QUANTUM SMEGMA”

“It is our motto, ‘If we cannot bring up our children to think and do for us when we are old as we did for them when they were young, it is better not to rear them at all.’ But the Christian style is for children to expect their parents to do all for them, and then for the children to abandon the parents as soon as possible.

On the whole, the Christian way strikes us as decidedly an unnatural one; it is every one for himself–parents and children even. Imagine my feelings, if my own son, whom I loved better than my own life, for whom I had sacrificed all my comforts and luxury, should, through some selfish motive, go to law with me to get his share prematurely of my property, and even have me declared a lunatic, or have me arrested and imprisoned, to subserve his interest of intrigue! …

This is what keeps me the heathen I am! And I earnestly invite the Christians of America to come to Confucius.”

“>83% Of America’s Top High School Science Students Are The Children Of Immigrants

Now how many of those immigrants are the legal, highly qualified kind and how many are illegals? Failing to make that distinction is being intentionally misleading.

As I thought, here on work visas. Yet they try to use this to gin up sympathy for illegals.”

“It means that immigrants have smarter children. Which is no surprise. If the entrance criteria is so steep the people who pass will be higher quality than those already here, on average.”

“These are H-1B visa holders. They are hired mercenaries for corporations so corporate America can avoid paying higher wages for higher end jobs to Americans. These are outliers from the overseas, not the norm. H-1B visas cause more intelligent Americans not to be able to get higher paying jobs and therefore discourages them from having children. They are not good for our people.”

“So after the other day of him speaking candidly about Jews in his short video blog, he must have gotten a nice threatening phone call from his boss (((Ezra))) telling him to lie and demand he wasn’t saying what he was obviously saying.”

“I love how this video is a perfect line for line contradiction of his other video, WHICH WAS NOT TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.”

“What’s interesting is how somebody so clearly in touch with all conspiracy activity out there from his years of honest journalism can be so blatantly full of shit. Just look at his face when he knows he’s lying. It’s hurting him. It’s like he has a wormtongue at his side.”

“He is like literally on camera blaming the Jews for holodomor yet still he denies it. I can’t imagine the level of self loathing he feels”

“Yeah we should attack him pretending to be hardcore Jew shills

“We know you think the Jews did the holodomor you vile antisemite crypto nazi!!””

“Jews at work, starving 11 million Ukrainians.
Soon they’ll being doing this to your family and your home and your nation.
The NYT still has its Pulitzer for the cover-up of this mass murder. In case you wonder why Germans of that era all of a sudden felt like having Jews in their country was not a good idea.”

“”The NYT still has its Pulitzer for the cover-up of this mass murder. “

What do you mean?”

“Journos for the NYT went to the USSR and told the world that everything was great and the people were happy and well fed and rumours of mass killing were false”

“>WJC takes credit for Amazon’s book banning; promises more to come

“I believe it was also the World Jewish Congress who demanded that the leaders of Golden Dawn be arrested on false charges, to which the Greek government immediately compiled.
This is the naked power of Jewry. This unelected conclave of rich and influential Jews demands, with success, that it’s will be imposed. Supposedly “sovereign” governments and “private” corporations comply without resistance or complaint.
False opposition like Colin Liddell will never mention or account for this, but will continue to pretend that Jewry only controls hollywood.

“We’re doing it to ourselves.”

Can’t have collaborators without an occupation.”

“poor jongles
forever alone like the rest of us”

“he’s still friends with Rita ;^)”

“”Uh you’re talking to women here…” who the fuck cares, you’re annoying as shit, get out of his car.”

“Goddamn these kike bitches think they can treat anybody they want like shit because they can post videos on YouTube and threaten people’s jobs with it. Good for this guy.”

“I would’ve taken her into an unsavory part of town and dropped her off to be raped by Congolese apes.”

“the t43 has been underwhelming since open beta, i’m surprised they haven’t biased it”

“You fail to realize that stratagey for how free to play games are designed. You gate desirable content behind soft or hard paywalls.

It is why they “rebalance” tanks that lead into newly introduced tanks.

Just about every tank line has one or more hard to get through tanks at tiers 6-9.

And for some reason tier 7 mediums are usually underwhelming.”

“These Defender shitters are killing the profitability of all my tier 8 premiums. Even if I get the chance to shoot at the Defender’s LFP, I still have to fire gold in my CDC to pen the “weak point”, so I’m losing credits by fighting them. The only way to make credits now is to run away from the Defenders and farm credits off the softer targets, leaving the rest of my team to get shit on by the OP fuckface Defenders instead.”

>he doesnt know how to deal with defenders.
t. Yellow”

“stop defending those fucking tanks you wg-cum guzzling retard

no matter how good you think you are, a tier 10 hull on a tier 8 tank is not okay”

>his mouth isnt dripping with Serbs cum all day
found the yellow”

“I think spotting at tier 6 and 7 is kind of fucked because those were the tiers where you were reliant on passive spotting to compete with higher-tier lights and mediums and WG’s crusade against camo and sniping has destroyed most of the passive scouting positions in the game.”

>havnt played this game in over a year
>Don’t recognize half the tanks in the Game
>Can’t remember where to go on any of the maps
>Always one of the first to die
>Struggling to do any damage
My highest tier tanks are tier 7-8

Should I just go back to tier 5ish until I figure out what the fuck I’m doing again”

“no the games meta has been changed so that shop bought premium tanks no longer just have one overpowered stat like viewrange, dpm or armour, pseudo-balanced by “low pen” now have the most powerful stats across the board.

two recent ones which define every game they are in, a buffed borsig (better mobility and gun handling) the skorpion prevents rush tactics.
and the defender, a buffed IS3: better gun, no weakspots, improved armour.

these have also been released with different names, such a defender and 252U, so more of them can be put into each battle, and players who bought them wont have to wait longer to join battles. which means if you’re playing tier6 and 7, you will now have more tier 8 matches so these customers can play their tank.

when you see these in the enemy lineup, which is most games @ tiers 6 – 10, and regardless of the players skill using the tank, the quantities on each team will determine the win/lose outcome of every game at tiers 6-8.

and at tier5, you will now face more e25 (matched at tier 6) with the same issues as above because they sold it at christmas.”

“so is wargaming finally cashing out on this ded game”

“commercially it makes sense to, the game is now so old, that its only really going to make more money from its existing player base, and releasing a $60 tank every month or so with more powerful stats is the easiest way to get money from them. it’s not a competitive game, it has no real stake in esports so they’re not going to lose much by making it full P2W.”

“After WG introducing the Defender/Objektu, why should I even bother playing above Tier V anymore? Seriously, who the fuck thought giving a VIII heavy 220 mm of effective lower hull armor was a good idea?!”

“Honestly, as long as you play above tier 7 you’re fine, unless you’re a medium and for some reason don’t load gold

But yeah, those two tiers are screwed”

“What if you play a tier 8 tank with less than 225 penetration? There are lots of those, and they have to spend a dickload of money spamming gold at Defenders to even do damage to them.”

>they have to spend a dickload of money
Congrats. You solved the riddle.”

2017 Feb 26 ~ Mar 06

“I honestly don’t know why women even need names. I think that was probably a mistake. All the rest follows from that.

[…] Men need names to establish an independent legal, economic and social identity, and also to record their deeds in the history books, so that the glory they win in life may long outlast their death. Women accomplish the same thing by creating the next generation. They don’t make history because they are too busy making the future. They also require no independent identity separate from husband or father. […]

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say there have been no notable female philosophers, economists, warriors, statesmen, explorers, pioneers, commanders, inventors, scientists, founders, entrepreneurs, etc… The few you will find, here and there, haven’t been all that notable, comparatively speaking. You wouldn’t lose very much at all from just discouraging or barring women from such pursuits; and you would gain quite a lot, in more traditionally feminine fields of endeavor.”

“Many left-wing Mexicans (particularly the most recent immigrants and anchor babies) maintain a couple of conflicting beliefs and ideas about themselves and about their new host country, namely:

1. Mexico is such a terrible shithole that forcing me to return is a crime against humanity, BUT
2. Mexicans are so amazing and hardworking that the United States would literally collapse without them, BUT
3. “We’re the growing majority and we’re going to turn the United States into Mexico”, BUT

4. Refer back to point 1.”

“Race denial, or race egalitarianism, is even more ridiculous than flat Earth, because the Earth at least SEEMS flat.”

“I believe the key to democracy is single identity electorate. I mean that (the vast majority of) the voters see themselves as “us” and this includes the voters of the other party. Hungarian people see themselves and each other as Hungarian. We see the other party voters as misguided good people and try to persuade them to join the “right way”. We might see the other party leaders liars and con-men and agents of Soros/Putin but we believe that their voters want the best for the Nation as a whole. So democracy can thrive in Hungary.

On the other hand if the electorate have several major identities and see the voters of the other party as “them”, you have trouble.”

“But somehow our society demands from everyone to aspire to become role-model,

pretty much this. If you can’t show that you waste money, time and brain cells on insignificant mass hoarding of certificates you are worth nothing! Right now look into the last 2-4 months don’t have some paper to prove your smart, funny, wicked, logical yet creative or some ” ” cert .. better hang yourself.

So of we go every few months, into shity and expensive seminars/webinars/coachings/etc beating everybody by getting awesome grades and the next cert. In secret we hope to finally have that network connection or getting that b.partner to hit big bucks big time.
I have a CS degree and worked dev stuff and quit some years ago and started working in a none-dev/none-IT job. After 5 months working I’m basically worthless on the IT market now. If you don’t run X side projects, write for Y blogs, maintain Z charity shit opensource stuff or hit the appstore every fucking second with the next insignificant moron app .. better drink bleach.

Aspiration as a motivator stopped working some many years ago in my early twenties. It hit me watching some old documentary about Amazon untouched tribes. I compared their days with my day juggling too many IT-dev-specific bullshit and always on the edge for not that much compensation. Be always flexible .. that buzzword meaning 24/7 hell. whenever and wherever you phone explodes in warnings/errors be in panic mode within seconds and 100% reliable to fix whatever remote tech needs my undivided attention too.”

“Blizzard politely said “lol nope” to the demand of Nostalrius to announce legacy servers on Blizzcon.

It happened despite there were negotiations and 50K players pledged to be paying customer on an official legacy server. I wasn’t among them, but if such server would come online, I’d probably return to WoW. Which is exactly what Blizzard doesn’t want. They don’t want people like me on their servers and they especially don’t want existing players move to those servers. Why?

Please understand that Vanilla servers would be a competing title to WoW: Legion. Ironically, this “new” game would be the one that the industry has been looking for a decade: a WoW-killer game. If it would go online, it would be very successful, even up to 2 M paying players. Every game dev would love such game. But Blizzard doesn’t, because it would kill their current 5.5M game WoW: Legion. […]

Would the Vanilla servers go up, Blizzard would bank on the first month from 1M returning players. But then another 1M would migrate from Legion and not some “random 1M”, but the best players. After their departure, there wouldn’t be people to boost the M&S. While Blizzard could nerf instances to the level of 5x M&S teams, it would not satisfy the M&S since it wouldn’t come with social acceptance. Legion would be “short bus” and everyone “cool” would be on the Vanilla server. So M&S would move to Vanilla too, break to red trying to take the candle of the kobolds in the starter zone and quit WoW all together.”

“If someone posts an error-fix, that shows good faith. If someone stealth-fix, that’s covering tracks.

Care to give another explanation?

But you seem to ignore the core problem: if 5T can simply fall between the cracks, than ANYTHING can happen. Such level of incompetence breeds corruption, since every wrongdoer feels safe. I can guarantee you that if 5T data corruption can go unnoticed in for half year, than every second dev will give 100Bs to their buddies just for a beer, since it will go unnoticed too. This is how people work. This is why responsible governments send army or large detachment of police to disaster sites to stop looters. They know that people will try to take a little expecting that no one can tell that it wasn’t destroyed by the disaster and without strong force these “little”s can add up into a looting mob.”

“the first one on scene sets the scene. If Quant moves first and without anyone prompting him writes “Sorry, mistakes were made”, I’d have hard time debating that. If I move first – as I did – and Quant comes later, his excuses seem like – excuses.”

“Yes, going Tweetfleet would have made a difference. Oh wait, I tried to run for CSM and … Falcon banned me from that. Xenuria, outspoken neo-nazi could run. I was the only person in the history of EVE besides a hacker who DDOS-ed the server who was banned from running for CSM. […] I was running for CSM with the legitimate platform that players getting insider info and influence on design is a very bad thing, therefore this should stop. And I was banned from it, because it would have harmed his business if too many people vote for me.”

“The blame is never on the suits. You must understand that the suit is not a moral actor, nor a decision maker. He is like the architect in the Matrix: a sophisticated, but still intelligence-less program trying to balance the equation. They evolved for one purpose: increase performance of a company. And they do, for a few quarters. It’s the job of the visionary to make sure that his creation is not an error to be optimized out.

The solution is not stomping your staff to the ground and yell “noobs shall not pass”. The problem is that player skill is a continuum so nerfing “just a little bit” will get you new players, so you don’t really know where to stomp your staff. The only Nash-equilibrium here in the eternal battle against suits is “everyone’s invited”, aka suits win (have you noticed that suits always win? It’s not by mistake.) The proper solution is everyone’s invited to play and designing the game from the scratch for both good and bad players. How to do it well? Let’s look at the real world! Does Adam’s grandmother tries to compete with Adam in his job? No. Does Adam’s grandmother performs some easy version mock of Adam’s job? No! She tends her garden, picks up Adam’s kids from school and cooks dinner for them while Adam and his wife are working. She also takes them for two weeks while Adam and his wife are on vacation to be man and woman again and not just dad and mom.

To design a good game, the bad players must have their own things to do, which are valuable on their own, but not the same as the things of the good players. […]

It is very important to point out that the “grandma’s playground” isn’t a ghetto just to keep her among the customers like pet battles in WoW. The problem with isolated playgrounds is sooner or later the suit will notice that playground A has more players than B and relocate resources to developing A. Remember “why should we develop content for 1%” quotes! Grandma’s playground must be a meaningful part of the game where she positively interact with Adam and Adam gladly exchanges the Sword of Uberness for the Grandma’s basket because with the basket he can get another sword faster than by keeping his sword.

Why is it crucially important that the rewards are exchanged between players of the various playgrounds? Because only that can guarantee that the competitive game is competitive at all as players ultimately compete for the rewards. Even if the game has challenging content, it’s irrelevant if the rewards are available with easier content. I don’t question that mythic raiding is hard. But I do question that mythic raiders are the best, simply because many players don’t bother with mythic raiding, since the same rewards will be dropped by the first murlock 2 months later. Similarly, I didn’t participate in BDO endgame, since I could get everything without even being in a guild. If the only way to get ilvl X is raiding in mythic or trading it with a mythic raider, than everyone would agree that mythic raiders are the best.”

“Imagine that there is a grazing field that can support 20 cows. There are multiple farmers using it. If they have a wise chief, they’ll have 20 happy cows ever after. If any of them hires a business consultant, well, that won’t be so good.”

“So people can and – by the little data we have – do ignore the community and interact with only the game. Yet invested players believe that the community (practically them and their friends) are an asset to the game company. Many forum posters claimed that BDO will be dead soon because the competitive community is leaving over P2W. Well, the truth is that even if all of them would leave at once, the rest of the players wouldn’t even noticed it. The workers would still provide resources, the mobs would still be there to grind and you could still craft crates. If I would be the only person on the server, but the devs would place randomly roaming avatar bots to Heidel and place some gear to buy for me on the marketplace, I wouldn’t know about it.

What Maxim wrote as extreme example is already the sad truth: games devolved into “fishers and whales” state and stopped being actual MMOs (where multitudes of players interact with each other) and became simply glorified single-player experiences with always-online requirement.”

“PvP games like World of Tanks or Clash of Clans can use free players as content for the paying players, I guess they could be replaced by bots and no one would notice. You are worth as much to a company as much you pay. If you pay nothing, you are treated as nothing. I learned that the hard way in EVE.”

“This is interesting, because people had something to chargeback. It’s not the “free players” (those who only bought the initial game) are upset. Almost all comment warrior starts with “I spent X dollars and I’m outraged”. How can you be outraged over (perceived) pay-to-win, after you paid to win?

Simple: players don’t want fairness, they want to buy advantage over other players. They gladly paid for extra lodging, horse breed reset, instant resurrection, XP scroll, marketplace tax cut backpack. They were not outraged, they happily opened their wallets to get ahead of the “scrubs”. Their problem is that while they could afford $50-100/month to get ahead of the others, they can’t afford going full whale, buying backpacks for the whole server for in-game credits. If these players wanted fair games, they could keep them alive by their subscriptions. No, they want advantage and their definition of “pay to win” is “letting people pay more than I can and beat me”. It’s the money equivalent of “everyone spending more time in the game is a no-lifer”.

Don’t get me wrong, these customers are mad and really mean to hurt the dev by getting their money back. But their “moral standpoint” is ridiculous: if I can afford it, it’s an OK convenience item, if I can’t afford it, it’s horrible P2W. This is why the gaming companies can’t do right: players want to be able to buy advantage, but don’t want anyone to buy more advantage then them. As “more than they can afford” is different for everyone, the devs can’t shoot for any price point. Damn if they P2W, damn if they don’t! “

“[T]he Gaussian bell curve sucks randomness out of life – which is why it is popular. Why? Because it allows certainties!”

“What does a free player brings to the table? In case of PvP-only games like World of Tanks or League of Legends he is the content: an underpowered punching bag.”

“Haha wow can you guys believe Donald Trump doesn’t like when people mock him? Haha what a loser right?”

“i want to be a cool rebellious kid who makes up a new scandal everyday in order to be relevant but Trump must still let me into his conferences

Freedom of speech does not equal freedom from consequences, unless those consequences affect myself”

“I like how he’s repeatedly leaked false scandals to make them look retarded and their comeback is “well you lied to me so you’re the idiot haha gotcha man ur dumb””

“Sports are games, the outcome depends on player skill. Except for “technical sports” like Formula 1. Here the player skill is secondary to the building of the racing car. The real competitors are not drivers but constructors. Do you claim that video games are technical sports where the real competitors are third party tool developers and the players using the client are just racers? If so, then why are they paying money instead of being paid by the constructor teams? Does this make any sense in an entertainment activity?

The only way out of this mess if we conclude that allowing “constructors” to exist in a video game is a bad idea and game developers must not support or even tolerate the existence of third party tools.”

“No doubt that any external research helps winning. My point isn’t that PLAYERS shouldn’t do it and only do gameplay (that’s M&S behavior) but that DEVELOPERS shouldn’t enable it by creating API that can only be utilized by professional external work.”

“in team sports the team as one wins or loses, but the strength of the team depends on the strength of the players. WoW raiding is a team sport. Put ArthasDKlol into a top raiding team and watch them wipe again and again and again.

In case of technical sports the performance of the individual players is secondary, often quite simple (pedal to the metal and keep the steering straight for drag race) and the performance of the equipment decides the outcome.

In team sports the team of better players win over the team of worse players. In technical sports the team with better equipment wins over the the team with worse.

Goon players weren’t better than TEST or N3 players. They merely had access to better API services. The Goon spies were not real human spies but API scrappers and analyzers.

EVE *meant to be* a team sport, but it isn’t. The road to win isn’t getting better players or even more players to your team, but better API tools. (Let’s ignore the “who corrupts Falcon harder” part).

The victory of GRR wasn’t because of having a better team (I didn’t have a team at all), but better killboard analysis (which needed API). After I published the results of the killboard analysis, anyone could finish the job, even a lowly RMTer.”

“Above all: as the game take place in the client, all available data should be available inside the client instead of on sites (even on the official site). Technocracy in a game is harmful as the competitive players will not play but analyze data instead. A game developer should obviously try to make people play the game instead of using EXCEL. The various EVE metagamers who proudly claimed not to log in were actually lost customers for CCP.”

“if a default raidframe is written, than raidframe is written and case is closed. Allowing players to write a “better” raidframe means that some players will have access to better UI than others, which is unfair advantage, unless you claim that video games are “technical sports” like Formula 1 car racing, where pilot skill is secondary to the carbuilding team. Ergo, devs SHOULDN’T make an API even if it can be made with zero effort.

If you have “better things to do” than stop organized criminals abusing your system, then you are complicit. If an armed criminal is hiding in the bush of my yard and I don’t call the police because “I had better things to do”, I go to jail.

Also – again – my point is that writing the API in the first place had no legitimate reason, so having it is a proof that they were cooperating with the criminals. This is also the point of the lawsuit. It’s true that the judge may rule otherwise.”

“AS A DEVELOPER, you should not allow players to use certain tools that are alien from the game. WoW should be a raiding game and not a logparse analyzer software developing game. By writing the API, the developer forces the competitive players to use it even if writing software is not their idea of gameplay. Even worse, I believe API is so powerful that someone NOT playing the game at all can be better in the game than those who play it (The Mittani for example)”

“All APIs must be removed because some can be used for criminal activity and all can be used to get advantages in games without actually playing them. They have no positives. They were created with lazy and dumb ideas: that

– players will make quality tools which is actually developer job
– players will make these tools available to the other players instead of using them for advantage.”

“of course the API user plays the game, he couldn’t use the advantage. He also need to be a high level player to even understand the problem. So Lance Armstrong cycled hard and trained hard, him using steroids is fine.

API can result in quality tools, thanks to the social “good souls”. Top Warcraft guilds are the “winners” of WoW. Claiming that they are irrelevant is like claiming that the Football World championship is irrelevant since only a tiny portion of football players participate.

But you still avoid the crucial issue: in a competitive game I must either do software development (which is a profession) or be at the mercy of my COMPETITORS that some of them are such a good soul that he hands me a copy of his IWIN button.”

“The MMO grinds are a kind of escapism for them into a social dreamworld, where you just have to “do your job” and be rewarded. Socials despise the unequal skills, taking risks and making choices. In their ideas all you need to do is follow the norms and do as everyone else. In the real world that leads to being a blue collar worker, while those “selfish assholes” get rich as experts and business owners.

Not in a grinding game! Here we are all equal and work hard together as brothers! Grinding Sausans is a good experience for socials. Not “fun”, but warm and cozy. With friends, it’s even fun. Finally a place where being a “selfish asshole” doesn’t help succeed! Except, look at that most selfish one with #1-2 wealth over his head (literally, as BDO places medals over your avatar)! Damn, it’s unfair! He must be grinding no life, there is no other way! Oh wait, he is 54. Oh wait, I’m already making more from the odd workers I have than from an hour of hard work! Damnit, this game sucks balls!”

“It seems to me that university professorship is a profoundly immoral business. It consists primarily, or at least inextricably, of crushing the dreams and aspirations of others. And it steals the name of Plato’s Academy for itself, while having nothing of the spirit of search for profound truth but of rancor and contention solely for rank.

And at least the ancient academicians were honorable slaveholders, it being no secret that they were supported parasitically off the population. But modern professors live no less off the labor of others but add to this by concealment and boasting that they are only compensated for the incredible value they have provided to society! They even complain that they are not nearly compensated enough, so important and beneficial are they to society. What a poor plight it must be to be by day master of many contending for your approval and by night to secure the goods and services of others to whom you have provided nothing.”

“>Appeals Court Says AR-15s Are Not Constitutionally Protected

Appeals court not constitutionally protected from AR-15″

“[T]he difference comes from the fact that creating gives you power (Goblinswarm is under my command), while destruction does not (the ruins of Goonswarm have no utility to anyone). I could use that power to enforce my narrative. I mean if a bunch of PL podcasters claim that Lenny made and controls Goblinswarm, I could just take PL moons until they back off or lose their ability to influence people.

In progress credits and visibility: every project starts from zero and progresses towards completion. In case of creating something, this progression is visible: no one can deny that Goblinswarm is growing in member count and kill numbers. This progress serves as proof that the project is on track. On the other hand destructive projects are invisible until completion. Goons could, and indeed do claim that the kills against them do absolutely nothing and since enough Goons claimed that, socials believed them. They kept claiming that small gang PvP does nothing even when SMA lost half of their members due to TISHU ganks.”

“Did any of these directly made me more powerful? No. Did they help me a lot to increase my earning power? Yes, so I get more in-game money now that I have more workers and can do more production without running out of slots. But hey, that’s just in-game money and you can grind it, since your time is free! This time I don’t argue with this nonsense, because the point isn’t what you can grind, the point is that I earn more in-game money after paying real money than I did before. So I clearly became more powerful than I was.

“Quality of life” purchases remove interruptions from play, therefore make you be able to gain power more efficiently. Sure, it’s still me who gains the power, but I do it faster now. So such payments are a multiplier. Your power gain is skill_gain*(1+payment_bonus). The first is probably more important, but ignoring the second is delusion. Imagine a drug that makes 1 hour training for an athlete as effective as 1.5 hours of training without it. It’s just quality of life, as the athlete still have to train, right? Oh wait, steroids do just that and they are banned from competitive athletics.”

“You seem to needlessly mingle the terms “wealth” and “capital”. Capital is money to be used for reinvestment, while wealth is more personal. One way wealth disparity could be kept under control is by keeping capital in the corporation.”

“theoretically true, practically irrelevant. As owners and managers control the corporation, it’s impossible to stop them to use its devices for personal purposes. The only limit is profitability, if they overdo it, they’ll go bankrupt.”

“With the growing indulgence of love matches, the very foundation of marriage has been eliminated, that which alone makes an institution of it. Never, absolutely never, can an institution be founded on an idiosyncrasy; one cannot, as I have said, found marriage on “love” – it can be founded on the sex drive, on the property drive (wife and child as property), on the drive to dominate, which continually organizes for itself the smallest structure of domination, the family, and which needs children and heirs to hold fast – physiologically too – to an attained measure of power, influence, and wealth, in order to prepare for long-range tasks, for a solidarity of instinct between the centuries. Marriage as an institution involves the affirmation of the largest and most enduring form of organization: when society cannot affirm itself as a whole, down to the most distant generations, then marriage has altogether no meaning. Modern marriage has lost its meaning – consequently one abolishes it.”

“Japan had attached the greatest importance to her industrialization as a means of solving her population problem and other problems arising therefrom, and also of affording her the wherewithal to buy foodstuffs and raw materials; but it has proved to be almost futile. The hard fact she is called upon to face is that since the world depression of 1929 almost all her former markets are either closed to her or protected by such high trade barriers as to make the entrance of her goods well-nigh hopeless. Indeed, it has involved her in a serious dilemma: she must either submit to be stifled within the narrow boundaries of her Island Empire or go forth in search of fresh markets in place of those that have been closed to her.

She refused to be stifled and accordingly chose the latter alternative. The new market that she fixed on as her objective appeared to be most promising both by reason of its geographical proximity and on account of the position Japan already occupies there. This was north China which, with its population of 76 million, offered almost as many prospective buyers of Japanese goods as Japan’s entire population. This means that Japan’s main economic advance has got to be made on the Asiatic continent with the inevitable corollary that any obstacle placed in her way will have to be removed if she is to continue to live.”

“From what I’ve noticed both on /ic/ and other art related communities, it’s actually kind of the oppsoite. The very best and the very worst are usually treated nicely, because the average either worship them as art gods, or have an opportunity to play teacher and show off how much better they are.

It’s usually the slightly above average to good artists who get the most abuse from average artists because when someone is slightly better than you, that’s where all the insecurities and self-doubt is manifesting and then you just want to tear them down.”

“This fucking face baffles me. It’s almost incomprehensibly ugly. It’s like some kind of fucking ugliness singularity. Nothing about it is really strange, and that’s what’s most amazing about it. It’s not freakish, just profoundly ugly. It’s too ugly to be attractive and yet not ugly enough to be humorous or interesting. This face could walk past me hand in hand with a guy who has buck teeth, a hook nose, bug-eyes, no chin, alopecia, and albinism and yet it’s this face I’d be grimacing at in disgust. This is the kind of weapons-grade black-market-plutonium ugliness you can only get with a room full of fucking scientists set to the task of making the most disgusting female face ever to stain the Earth with its sheer repulsiveness. The fact that Bioware managed to create such a monstrosity, presumably without the aid of a mad genius aesthetician branded with the unholy mark of Satan and cursed to do his work in the mortal plane, is nothing short of astounding. It’s hard to put my finger on any one feature as being the worst offender. Is it the raccoon eyes? The pug nose? The gormless dopey smile? The mound of fat at the base of her jaw? The weird skin texture that makes it look like she washes her face every morning with a hand-towel made of undercooked bacon? I’ve seen punchable faces before, and this is no punchable face. This is a face that I could not be persuaded to touch for any amount of time, for any amount of money. I am a worse person for having seen it. Jesus Christ.”

“Peebee is a masterclass in how to design an ugly, unattractive character. If you had told me there would be an ugly asari in the next Mass Effect game, I would’ve laughed. Asari are the most visually appealing of all the ME species – it even fits with the lore. But fuck, somehow they did it, and it is HORRIFYING.”

“>Why do they continue to make games that act like the person playing is a child?
Bioware has a fairly large female fanbase.”

“>It never ceases to amaze me how modern games juxtapose “so grim dark and mature and edgy” commercials then have gameplay that coddles the player like a newborn child with microcephaly.

Thats because the kids that buy consoles and play AAA games like to feel like mature, hardcore gaming adults, but they don’t like losing.

The games are easy so that these kids don’t get frustrated, and the commercials are grimdark so they can feel like they’re getting a mature game for mature gamers like themselves, unlike those BABBY games that autists play”

“Let’s be honest, here.

There’s a reason that this game is being released on March 21st. It is being pushed to that date come hell or high water by corporate because they want to get the product released and the week 1 sales in before the end the first financial quarter on the 31st.

This game is going to be a sloppy, buggy, unfinished mess released too soon for the sole purpose of bullshitting shareholders about its “success.””

“I think part of the problem is that they just scan people’s faces nowadays, and throw that shit into Maya and just expect it to look good.

The camera in maya/most game engines is waaayyy different from how stuff looks irl, so you get these weird ass women with big noses, shitty jawlines, and weirdly squished foreheads. It’s like when you take a photo using a phone camera vs. a dslr with a lens with a nicer focal length, the phone pic always looks weird and deformed.”

“I played through this game in Japanese and it made me realise something about the language which is absolutely impossible to translate.

When reading Sakurai’s dialogue you can see that with her text specifically, certain words which would normally be written in kanji are written using hiragana instead. I though it was to make the game easier at first but when other people used those same words they were written with kanji.

A bit further into the game I ask her what subject she’s good at in school and she tells me she’s terrible at Japanese and struggles to remember kanji.

That’s really cool.”

“So Mike Adams [Natural News] alleged in a Feb 17 video that he’d been told to attack Alex Jones or be destroyed. He didn’t, and doubled down on attacking the MSM/liberal establishment.

Feb 26th he was delisted from Google with no explanation or appeal.”

“[Y]ou can tell the media’s forcing something ‘viral’ when the first time you hear about it is from the media rather than encountering it naturally. The media is always behind organic internet culture by months if not years, the only way they can be this quick is if they’re creating it.”

“There’s a difference between what you need and what you want, and the media will always, relentlessly give you what you want. Do you know why you have such poor candidates every single election? Because you want them, you want someone you can easily judge for some sexual indiscretion or because they called latinos chicanos. “Well, that matters to us!” Then you got what you asked for.”

“>if I wanted to see this shit id just load up some SFM porn
The amusing part is how SFM has quite a few decent animators, unlike Bioware.”

“You see the key difference is, those people who make SFM porn are doing it because they enjoy it and have some skill, where as Bioware only hires people who went to college on daddies dime with no skill, but hold the paperwork to do it, thus Bioware gets free labor thanks to the college.

PAYING INTERNS TO MAKE YOUR GAMES! YAY!”

“It may very well be that people just cannot be bothered to diversify into ingot processing and are perfectly fine just leaving their character to process ores as they log off for the night or whatever.
It is lazy, but if people are fine with what they get out of it then it is not a problem.”

“they leave their character to process ore, that’s fine, they get shards. But there is absolutely no reason to sell the shards instead of just processing the shards next night (actually 4 nights of ore, 1 night of shard). They get more money for less clicks!”

“I found that people are willing to go to surprising extents just to avoid paying attention to more things.

If they don’t particularily care for more money or less clicks, then it makes perfect sense they’d save on having to pay attention.”

“”people are willing to go to surprising extents just to avoid paying attention” is a pretty accurate description of “moron””

“Funny how “If you kill your enemies they win” doesn’t apply to white, conservative Russia. “

“If I could unpair that level of desire with that level of despair, it would be the key the victory everywhere.”

“I love how they were screaming about how we need to fund NASA and do more exploration of Mars but the second Trump gets in office they do a complete 180.”

“The whole thing is like Trump. If you’re a politician who is dependent on donors, you cannot think or speak freely. If you have 10 billion dollars, then freedom of inquiry and speech is returned to you.”

“1) It is unacceptable for standing Senators to meet with foreign Ambassadors. -never an issue prior to today

2) Session’s meetings with the foreign ambassador were substantive. -not according to the DOJ

3) Sessions said during the DOJ hearing that he never had any contacts with the Russian ambassador in any setting. -false, the Wapo manipulated the transcript and every other outlet ran with it”

“>Obamas land $65M joint book deal; largest payment ever for presidential memoir

This is a payoff for services rendered to his true masters. Publishers aren’t doing well these days and no matter how submoronically liberal, even they aren’t going to sink their companies just to kiss ass with the Obamas.

They will NEVER recover this in sales. NEVER. But it doesn’t matter because the publishing deal is just a channel.”

“What is unicum?”

“Literally a rerolled account
Unica are cancerous, as if you kill them, they will tell you over and over about how their stats are better and how you’re trash because you aren’t a faggot like them”

“Also, these companies make you take a goddamn college entrance exam to cook fries, yet no one can get my order right.”

“That’s because anyone that actually passes the exam they avoid, they’re still hiring Deandre because he won’t quit after a month”

“So originally the CBC assumed it was the Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4) that was behind the bomb threat at Concordia University and they got this information from a US leftist group. So now that the real perp is arrested and it turns out he is actually a Muslim we can assume that C4 will be getting an on air apology at the start of tomorrow’s 6:00 p.m. report.”

“C4 doesn’t exist. Hisham Saadi made it up.”

“All the Pinoy commentators are defending duterte while Europeans whine about how evil he is”

“But I thought artists always prided themselves on being controversial. That and people literally take comedians seriously when it comes to politics and even try to use their quotes in serious arguments. I see it all the fucking time my dude.”

“Yes, people echo and appreciate political statements from just about anyone when it aligns with their pre-existing political views. People like to be part of a circle jerk, even when it doesn’t advance their understanding of topics or challenge their views in a productive manner. You said you didn’t want to just tickle their pickles.”

“nothing screams “i’m going to clumsily and hamhandedly shove concepts and established symbolism together in ways that, while possibly novel to me, are cliched to anyone who’s actually well versed in the topics i’m attempting to explore” than “i want to make people think”, unless of course the thought you want people to think is “man, this some bullshit””

“people who take comedians as serious commentators tend to be idiots”

“i don’t know why but most people on tumblr/twitter don’t seem to have excess money? like i would say for very 1000 people on a hentai board one will pledge to you, while maybe excess of 5000-20000 on twitter/tumblr and you’ll be lucky to get one pledge.”

“The grasp of a man should exceed his reach”

“If Mexicans find it intolerable to live in a miserably poor overpopulated nation full of Mexicans, how can we condemn Americans for having the same view?”

“The accepted conclusion is that Americans have less of a right to avoid Mexican poverty than Mexicans do.”

“BP is doing a Netflix Original. Have they finally cracked the big leagues, or does he just need divorce money?”

“This week’s Rasmussen Poll found that 45% of voting Americans believe America is on the “right track.” This is higher than any week during the Obama presidency.”

“Monetizing games is a nasty business, because those who pay are necessarily bad players. Good players win by their skills and have no reason to pay for anything but the game access itself. It’s bad players who buy boost packs or enjoy high level play only as a viewer of some stream instead of being the player on it.”

“Does that mean that if you monetize, you are doomed to fail? Of course not, otherwise all real World companies would fail too. Monetizing works as long as you don’t plan to make waves. An RMT-er who silently rats with a dozen of bots in some rented system can go on for long. The ad-monetizing streamer who just roams with his followers with no goal besides “gudfites” can do it forever too. Monetizing isn’t impossible, what’s impossible is monetizing and doing something noteworthy.

You must decide: do you want to get rich, or do you want to make difference? You can have one, but can’t have both. If you try, you’ll have nothing, like The Mittani.”

“The question is: do you want to matter or do you want others think that you mattered. It’s likely you won’t have both.”

“But you can’t have a 40K rational group because you don’t have that many rationals. You need to work with socials and that needs strict rules to avoid slacking and stupid stuff”

“Apples to apples: if Japan surrenders anyway. By choosing bombings, 500K people, mostly civilians died. By choosing invasion we can’t know how many people would have died before the Japanese surrender, but we know for sure (from the Allied invasion of Germany) that most of them had been soldiers. While allied troops performed atrocities against civilians in Europe, mass killings were totally missing. Japan was obviously unable to kill allied civilians. Soldier casualties are generally considered better than civilian.

Oranges to oranges: Japan never surrenders. By choosing invasion 4M people would have died according to the plans (there is no point debating contemporary plans as the decision-makers had no better source). By bombings there is only one way to defeat a non-surrendering enemy: killing them to the last man. This is the fundamental problem: by choosing firebombings and nuclear attacks, the Allies decided to completely exterminate the Japanese nation if its leaders don’t surrender. Besides odd survivors and rural villagers, vast majority of the 70 million population would have been killed. […]

While one can mention that German cities were also fire-bombed with great civilian casualties, these war crimes were always secondary to the invasion plans and were mostly lobbied and performed by a small group of war criminals (like “Bomber” Harris) and were stopped after the public learned the results of the bombing of Dresden. In case of Japan, this was the only policy.”

“The point I want to make is that welfare and minimal wage don’t create idleness as hardliner capitalists claim: “if you can’t create $20 value a day but must be paid $20, you won’t be employed” or “why would anyone work for $20/day when he can earn $15 without work”. Don’t get me wrong, they are true, but I believe welfare and minimal wages merely reflect to and acknowledge the fact that “there is no point working for less than $20/day, since you need that money to live here”.”

“Hydrocarbons form a whole hydrosphere on Titan and are obviously not of an origin revolving around dead carbon based life. The notion that oil and coal are the byproduct of dead plants on Earth is ridiculous in that context.”

“Overestimation

Basically you don’t want a Arkham knight problem where people think they can run the game on their toasters”

“They are trying, anon

That’s all we could ever ask of them.”

“No, we could ask them to stop being so shit”

“He is the bloody main antagonist. The entire story revolves around him chasing Ciri. Him not having any real character development is just plain undefensible.”

“Why should he have development? He’s an already well established character in both the novels and the first game. The only times he shows up are when he believes he can get Ciri, because he has no other reason to be in that world as of that moment.”

“Why would the antagonist of a story have any development in the story itself? Are you seriously asking this?”

“You’re arguing with people who genuinely think this is a great game. What do you expect to gain from such idiocy?”

“What is there to develop? Hecomes from a race of elves that believes they are superior to humans and the only good human is one in chains or in a mass grave. His planet is gonna freeze over in the near future so he wants to move his people to the games planet using Ciri to accomplish this. And of course this is bad cause all non-elves would be fucked.

Your goal in the game is to find Ciri before he does. He is just an evil fucking person who is also trying to save his race. That might make him a simplistic or a weak villian but he is still a villian”

“Maybe it would be hard to believe, but even Nazis had personalities with complex and nuanced motivations.

Turning Eredin into a generic evil bad guy is just extremely lazy writing.”

“Reminder that Meiya
– Would get up even more early than Sumika to sneak into your bed so she could cuddle next to you.
– Risked her life and pride as a woman trying to cook something for you.
– Was ready to give you her ticket out of Earth at the end of Unlimited.
– Would never transport you to another timeline so you can experience true suffering and despair over and over again.
– Even when you picked Sumika over her, she still wished nothing but your happiness, and vanished quietly from your life forever.”

“first time i played muv luv it was pretty obvious meiya was the better choice right away so i did her route but felt awful because of all the shit sumika gives you for ignoring her

then i did sumika route and learned she’s just as bratty and annoying in her own route when you’re being nice to her”

“>hates men
>hates babies
>wants to be seen as a woman”

“I like how “blind loyalty” also somehow implies that “seeing loyalty” to the same thing is invalid. Guilty either way. Might as well just attack the concept of loyalty. But then that’d be a little too obvious.”

“Pretty much everyone agrees that military invasions of other countries for more territory is wrong. For example, if the Germans invade and conquer Poland, and begin to settle Germans there, people think this is bad. But what about it makes it bad?

What if, instead of an armed invasion, a bunch of Germans simply immigrate to Poland and then democratically vote to have Poland join Germany?

The result appears to be precisely the same. Why, then, is the second considered acceptable and not the first?

Is it because in an armed invasion people die? Well, if the Poles would simply roll over and surrender when invaded, no one would die, so if that’s the only problem with armed invasion then it is the fault of the invaded country refusing to surrender.

What right are the Poles even trying to defend? The right to not be part of Germany? But we have already shown that they have no such right. If enough Germans move to Poland, then they can vote Poland into Germany.

So it seems the only gripe they can have is that they have become subject to Germany before having been outnumbered, rather than first being outnumbered and then being subject to Germany.

What should have happened is they should have peacefully stood by and watched as the Germans immigrated to their country unimpeded until the Poles were reduced to a minority and what was once Poland democratically annexed to Germany. That’s the right way to go about it.”

“Eyes are too small, nose too big, the cheekbones too.

Looks like a generic fat girl”

“That’s what it is.

It’s the way fat acceptance artists draw “fat girls” without the folds.

She has a “fat” face on an athletic body and it’s subconsciously jarring. like a compositional uncanny valley.

Believe it or not our faces can convey a lot as it pertains to our weight – even as little as 20lbs in body weight will be reflected to some degree in our face and while it’s not consciously apparent – subconsciously, much like body language, you can tell.

Her face is about 60lbs out of sync with her body.”

“Who the fuck cares?

Anyone who decides to buy a game based on how attractive the female characters are has fallen for the oldest marketing trick in the book.

Being a slave to developers who pay their artists to arrange polygons in the right way to excite your sexuality to make you overwhelmingly buy a game sure is good senpai.”

“Then how about they make the ugliest character possible. Make the main character a gray blob with no animation at all! Will you still be saying “I don’t care how she looks, stop falling for MARKETING TRICKS”?

Aesthetics are important.”

“If so the same could be said of all the idiots who bought it for having an ugly MC thinking they’re fighting a war instead of getting played by a publishers’s opportunism.
Enjoy feeling “betrayed” when they make attractive characters once again since, you know, sex sells.”

“There were the sarin attacks in the 90s.”

“Mass Islamic immigration: JUSTIFIED”

“We know Trump is not hiding anything illegal because he is audited every year. Gov. Huckabee said that he made his tax returns public and the liberals in his state got utterly obsessed with questioning every item on every page, to the point that it was a distraction from governing. Trump’s tax returns are around 5000 pages per year, I understand. Hillary released her tax returns and they are remarkably uninformative. The show things along the lines of the garden club in Dubai paying her a half million dollars for a speech. Liberals, of course, would never inquire further since it’s Hillary. I think that the way to investigate alleged scandals is like any other citizen. First provide some proof of wrongdoing, then have Congress or the the DOJ investigate. So, no the American people do not have a right to rummage through anyone’s closets, but if there is evidence, they have a right to an investigation. There is evidence that Russians hacked the DNC server, so that should be investigated. No evidence has been found of the Trump campaign colluding. ”

“Our friend at Berkeley is facing six felony charges. It’s obvious they want to nail him with one at minimum and that’s minimum jail time. The cops are obviously antifa. California is fucked. It’s bad news for anybody wanting to cause a stir there. You either allow yourself and others to get smashed and open your anus for a 6″4 tranny professor, or you go to jail.”

“”Free market works in theory” rings about as hollow to me as “Communism works in theory”; both assume to play god for just one moment to set everything up right and then everything else will fall into place. That god moment does not exist.”

“The core difference between this interviewer and myself was the attitude towards human being. My position is… “all human beings have “dirty desires”. Isn’t it better to be vented appropriately?”. On the contrary… Ms Susie(sic) stated this. “All human beings are naturally innocent and have no “dirty desires” and reading media… media depicting erotic, pedophilic, and gore contents will affect them to be corrupted”.”

“Dooley’s closing statement in the interview asks Nogami

Why don’t you Japanese people follow what the UK does?

Nogami rebuts:

Why don’t you British people follow Japan, since we’re more civilized, and have lower crime rate than the UK?”

“BBC: “Diversity is our strength goys! Islam is a religion of peace!”
Also BBC: “Them funny orientals need to conform to Anglo moral standards.””

“Bbc does this yearly
They did it last year
And they did it this year
They dont care for justice or being correct, as long as they gain attention, they’ll keep doing it”

“It bothers me how Western society is trying to accuse Japan of wrongdoings simply because of their cultural differences that Westerners have difficulty understanding.Eastern society lends itself to catering to human behavior, needs, and basic human rights, whereas Western society seems to be more obsessed with money and productivity than the value of a human life. ”

“>Berkeley against racism and sexism

Imagine having opinions this generic”

“/ourguy/ Kyle got fucked because he was easily identifiable and his parents weren’t cops. First 2 rules of black bloc:
1. Don’t be easily identifiable
2. Have daddy in a high up position
No point doing anything brazen if the law isn’t on your side”

“”In the descriptions of Asians missionaries would often write that the Japanese were a heavily melancholy people who would find solace in isolation, but were heavily controlling of their women.

The Chinese were described as industrious, outwardly cheerful and friendly but not genuinely so, and very mercantile.

The Koreans were described as quiet but easily offended and exceptionally superstitious

And finally the Mongolian were described as the most European of the asians but extremely untrusting.””

“They don’t want to be an honorary member of the West, unlike Russia. They’re quite happy to be Chinese and to remain as such. So when you tell them “you ought to do this, you ought to do that” they say “yes, thank you”. And in the back of their minds, “we’ve lasted 5000 years, have you?”

Beijing Olympics, if you watched it – what was the message? “5000 years. And don’t forget, we invented all these things. And we’re going to go ahead [and do the same] the next 5000 years.” It’s the only language where a language has survived 5000 years and the only country where the present generation shares the same basic thinking as the past. And they’re very proud of it. You read Hu Jintao’s speech on the 60th anniversary, it’s all translated on the web. What is it? We have 5000 years of civilization. We’re going to get there. And it’s a rousing speech. It may take us a long time, we’re going to work very hard… we’re going to do it.”

“Why are Western nations so eager to pit India and China against each other? Can’t there be a possibility that both can cooperate like how EU and US does? I do not want my country to be someone else’s pawn in containing the rise of Chinese. India is growing at its own pace and China is at its own. India can do things a lot better but like Mr. Lee said, India is at an inherent disadvantage of not being a homogeneous culture like China. India will deal with this problem in its own way. Give both of them space to grow. “

“Western strategy is divide and conquer.That’s why in Europe there is the European Union whereas in Asia the US is always instigating countries against countries.?”

“The only thing I disagree with Lee…Obama.?”

“You need to listen more carefully on what he said about Obama especially what he did not say about him.?”

“”What will you do when the war is over, if it is over?” he asked me. “Speak grammatically!”
“I will go to the States.”
“Are you married?”
“No, but I hope to be.”
“The more a fool you are,” he said. He seemed very angry. “A man must not marry.”
“Why, Signor Maggiore?”
“Don’t call me Signor Maggiore.”
“Why must not a man marry?”
“He cannot marry. He cannot marry,” he said angrily. “If he is to lose everything, he should not place himself in a position to lose that. He should not place himself in a position to lose. He should find things he cannot lose.””

“They have criticized the human rights records, the number of executions.”
“…They may believe… that if you are kind to drug traffickers, you get a better society. In America… they are changing their minds and they are sending people back to death row. In Singapore, before you land, the air hostess or steward will announce that there are very heavy penalties if you are found with a stated number of grams of certain prohibited drugs. And if you still come in with a few kilos of them, which will destroy hundreds, thousands of families, one death is too kind. Because you are killing that family every day for years and years and years where a daughter or a son is an addict.”

“But the per capita rate of executions is much higher in Singapore than the United States.”
“…Have you worked it out?”
“According to Amnesty International.”
“Have they worked it out? Per capita of what? Per capita of drug traffickers or per capita of population of Singapore? I am executing FOREIGN drug traffickers. Let me tell you the people who have been executed. Nigerians. Because Nigerians are the most unlikely of drug traffickers in an Asian society. Dutch women travelling with African men. Dutchmen travelling with Chinese women. How do you calculate “per capita”? Per capita of Dutchmen entering Singapore? Or per capita of Singaporeans against Dutchmen? What’s Amnesty talking about? Do they know what’s happening? Do they ask themselves what would happen if we send them all to prison for five to ten years, and we’ll have to make more prisons because there’ll be such an endless stream of them, and this is despite the death penalty, the rewards are so enormous, that people are willing to risk it. And why not?”

“Would you say that over the 31 years you were prime minister that you were a ruthless man?”
“[laughs] Do I look to you like a ruthless man? Here I am being filleted(?), excorcriated(?), and abused by you!”
“Merely asked questions, I thought.”
“No, but every one of them is barbed, (?), dipped in arsenic,”
“I’d like to think you were given a chance to answer any questions that were put to you-”
“No.”
“No?”
“Oh that’s what I’m offering myself for, oh, isn’t it. If I were a ruthless man, I would get you into a corner, and say, “Now, let me ask you some questions. …Why do you start with the assumption… that your interviewee is always dumb, and that you are always smarter than him? Why do you assume that asians are somehow unable to understand Western ways of life and that they would be so much better if they would become more like the West?””
“Do you think that’s the attitude of Westerners that you talk to?”
“Western interviewers, yes. But not all Western interviewers, because I’ve got many Western friends who know me very well, and we cease to look at each other as Easterners and Westerners. But when I meet an interviewer in a formal setting such as this, that’s the assumption.”

“If I had to identify a lowlight, though, all that I’ve mentioned pales in comparison to the monument outside of Buckingham Palace. The monument to Queen Victoria was unveiled in 1911, and I can scarcely describe how ornate and well-crafted it is. The central column where the stone-faced queen sits is surrounded by four figures, each accompanied by a lion. A female figure holding an olive branch represents Peace while Progress is featured as a naked youth with a torch. Agriculture and Industry are depicted as you might expect. Atop the central column is the winged goddess of victory, her angelic wings casting a shadow over the promenade that stretches ahead.

Swarming all over this monument, clambering upon its outer walls, dipping their grubby paws into its waters, were hundreds of people shouting in languages I couldn’t even identify, racially ambiguous mixes from here and there with selfie sticks to make sure their imposition upon a piece of history was immortalized. The naked torchbearer looks down on precious Progress and seems to smile. I can only see crows picking over a corpse. Not far from that very spot, and not far from the lines of shops selling royalty-themed tchotchkes, is the residence of the supposed Royal Family. There is no sacred character to anything here. It may have existed once, but it would be error to think the Royal Family is truly revered by even the native-born, let alone those who arrived by boat yesterday. A photo-opportunity is all they are. And as I looked upon this scene in front of the palace, I could only think to myself:

A far cry from the Forbidden City, isn’t it?”