Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    We've moved past the "don't like, don't buy" stage to the point that not only is White Wolf basically dead as an independent company now and people may literally be going to prison over this.

    http://forum.theonyxpath.com/forum/m...32#post1267832...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Today, 02:30 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    We had a discussion about this in a thread on the Vampire forum where Isator brought up a similar comment.

    There are some things (like minstrel shows and blackface) which are grotesquely and maliciously offensive. They're things that were created with the intention in mind of directly oppressing and hurting people. I would argue that when faced with something that is grotesquely offensive, not only can you protest, but as a good citizen in a democracy you have a duty to protest and make it clear that an attack like that on your fellow citizens and human beings is simply unacceptable....
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Yesterday, 07:49 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • I'm kind of a news junky and I've seen articles about the problem over the last several years. Even read an article or two. Still, most of those were basic and honestly before this conversation while I might have remembered that some country in that part of the world was rounding up and torturing LGBTQ individuals, I probably would not have been able to name Chechnya is the country off hand.As for what I was doing about it, nothing and if I'm honest I'll continue to do nothing in the future.


    Well, in their song War Pigs, Black Sabbath was specifically making a comparison between...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Yesterday, 07:13 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • I think one area that America (and western society in general) is much improved on compared to where we were 200 or even just 20 years ago is that people are much more willing to speak out against things they feel are wrong. While I made my earlier post about making mountains out of molehills, I still believe that's basically a positive development. Even when people do jump to extremes, it's still better than them being unwilling to speak about a problem or about not knowing of the problem in the first place.

    Hopefully, if nothing else, many people are more aware of the problems...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • You don't have to look any further than the way that fictional news can motivate people to shoot up synagogues to see that some fiction is anything but harmless. Or take the Protocols of the Elders of Zion - how many people have suffered and died because of that fictional bullshit?

    While for the most part I would agree that, overall fiction is generally harmless, at the same time it's not to hard to think of specific examples of fiction that have been used to oppress or kill people.
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Yesterday, 03:04 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Absolutely. From what you said the initial writing produced by the author doesn't sound particularly horrific. The editor's decision to mangle everything took something that otherwise might have been acceptable and essentially ruined it. That's not the author's fault, that's on the editor. And my heart goes out to the author because I know from personal experience how much it utterly sucks to write something, have another person go in and change what you wrote, and then find yourself taking heat for writing something that you never actually wrote in the first place.

    Further, the idea...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Yesterday, 02:28 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • I think there's a difference between something that is grossly offensive and something that is distasteful. Minstrel shows are clearly grossly offensive and exist for the purpose of actively putting down and oppressing a group of people. Meanwhile you have lots of other shows or fictional material that might be distasteful or offensive or insulting, but are not grossly so. And how people react to those things should be different as well.

    The offending text that was ultimately published in the Camarilla book was very distasteful and shouldn't have been printed, but it would be hyperbolic...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; Yesterday, 02:15 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Yeah, hopefully this gets fixed. When an editor goes in and mangles something the author worked on, such that it completely changes the entire point that the author was trying to make, that's a sign of a terrible editor. And the fact that the author didn't even know about it or have a chance to try to explain why the mangling was bad and would radically change the way people were taking the material is also messed up.

    I know White Wolf has done this before (I remember with Exalted some of the authors talking about major changes to their work that they didn't find out happened until...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    What's the news from Polygon?

    *edit* It looks like there's a couple of news stories so I'm not sure which one caught your attention.
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-13-2018, 03:38 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    I don't think it's transphobic for someone to go, "I don't find vaginas sexually attractive or arousing, and I wouldn't be capable of having a fulfilling sexual relationship with someone who has a vagina. Having a fulfilling sex life is a very important part of a relationship, and therefore I'm not interested in dating anyone who has a vagina," (change vagina to penis if you wish). Biology (both yours and your partners) plays a huge role in determining who and what people will be sexually attracted to. And I don't think that there's anything inherently wrong with screening potential...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-12-2018, 12:13 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    There are lots of variables. First, I don't see anything under the Fiend Pact that requires you to sell your soul to the power you made a deal with. You make a deal which seems to be based on pretty much anything, of which selling your soul is one possibility. So in that case the Warlock's soul would be his own and he could later end up choosing to follow a Demon Lord (who would end up getting his soul).

    If a Warlock did sell his soul to a Devil, then it's possible that no Demon Lord (or anyone else) would bother with the Warlock because they just plain couldn't get his soul. On the...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    *EDIT*

    A video of someone killing a woman in a video game is a symptom of a larger problem, but blowing it up into something major is just going to have the opposite effect. When someone is trolling online in order to provoke a reaction, having it turn into a big news story is simply rewarding them with exactly what they wanted. I'm sure that whoever made the video in question is downright giddy at the widespread attention they got and I'm sure other people are going to look to try to emulate or top him to get a similar response.

    Anyway, this discussion is a bit outside...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-10-2018, 12:34 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Oh sure, the current social climate, in the middle of the #MeToo movement, post-Gamergate, etc is definitely different than it was even just a few years ago. Ultimately though this is simply a matter of someone posting a provocative video on because he wants a lot of views, a huge response, and to get his 15 minutes of fame. So shame on the guy who trolls like that, but but at the same time when people make a mountain out of a molehill and stuff like this explodes into the public consciousness it's simply rewarding the troll and giving the guy exactly what he craved.

    Honestly I think...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Oh, I had heard about that. My general response is, does it matter?

    Rockstar games have always offered players plenty of freedom, including the opportunity to kill NPCs. I remember people freaking out on the news years ago about how in Grand Theft Auto 2 or 3 you could kill prostitutes after having sex with them. So being able to kill an NPC in a Rockstar game isn't anything new or groundbreaking.
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by AnubisXy; 11-08-2018, 03:00 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know what I love MK I
    I just got my winter coat out since it's starting to get cold, and when I put my hands in in the pockets, in the right one I found a pair of $50 bills. I can't remember why I would have put that money in my coat pocket instead of my wallet, but right now I really love myself from eight months ago. Thanks me!
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Personally I was always surprised at how much work Nintendo put into the trophies in previous Smash games. I imagine most players would get a trophy, spend maybe, maybe 30 seconds looking at it, and then go back to playing the game and never look at it again. With the amount of artistic work they put into modeling and creating the trophies, it almost seemed like they could have just made another character or two instead.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to First Age
    1000 years of crafting can go by pretty fast when you have charms that dramatically increase your crafting speed. ...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    The issue with DENUVO is that will do massive amounts of writing on your hard drive to the point that it will radically slow programs down and can even shorten the lifespan if your hard drive. DENUVO insists that's not the case, but several game companies have come forward and said that those are issues that are caused by DENUVO. And yeah, it will leave files (sometimes quite large ones at several gigs) on your hard drive even after you uninstall the game.

    Personally, I don't think it's that big of a deal and I've downloaded several games that use DENUVO, but if you do download a...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to magic weapons and armor with no evocations?
    Just from a purely meta perspective, because you have to spend experience points unlocking those Evocations, and that means you're not spending the experience learning your own native Charms, or Sorcery, or Martial Arts or increasing your skills or Attributes and they've decided that spending experience points on Evocations would be worse than spending the experience in other places.

    A more in character explanation is that unlocking Evocations isn't like turning on a flashlight. Rather, to get Evocations requires a deep personal commitment and attachment to the weapon in question...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    Some authors have their personal opinions leak into their work like with Lovecraft as you mention. I remember reading Lovecraft when I was 9 and thought, "Wow, this writer seems racist." So later when it was confirmed to me that he was in fact racist I shrugged and said, "Obviously." But other authors maybe not so much. When I was younger I was kind of a fan of Orson Scott Card. I read most of his books and so later, when I found out he was pretty homophobic, that came as a surprise since that wasn't something that had appeared in his work, at least not that I could remember....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
AnubisXy
AnubisXy
Member
Last Activity: Today, 02:41 PM
Joined: 11-04-2013
Location: Texas
Working...
X