Status Updates posted by Briraka
reposting this for people who could've missed it yesterday.
that mania plus trailer reminded me that i still haven't played mania yet.
me right now:
leaked footage of ghidorah from godzilla 2.
here's my answers, for anyone interested:
EDIT: had to redo due to a misread question.Spoiler
If economic globalization is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations. - Agree
I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong. - Agree
No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it. - Disagree
Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races. - Disagree
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. - Strongly Disagree
Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified. - Disagree
There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment. - Disagree
People are ultimately divided more by class than by nationality. - Agree
Controlling inflation is more important than controlling unemployment. - Agree
Because corporations cannot be trusted to voluntarily protect the environment, they require regulation. - Strongly Agree
"from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a fundamentally good idea. - Disagree
It's a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. - Disagree
Land shouldn't be a commodity to be bought and sold. - Disagree
It is regrettable that many personal fortunes are made by people who simply manipulate money and contribute nothing to their society. - Strongly Agree
Protectionism is sometimes necessary in trade. - Disagree
The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders. - Strongly Disagree
The rich are too highly taxed. - Strongly Disagree
Those with the ability to pay should have access to higher standards of medical care. - Agree
Governments should penalize businesses that mislead the public. - Agree
A genuine free market requires restrictions on the ability of predator multinationals to create monopolies. - Agree
The freer the market, the freer the people. - Disagree
Abortion, when the woman's life is not threatened, should always be illegal. - Strongly Disagree
All authority should be questioned. - Agree
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. - Agree
Taxpayers should not be expected to prop up any theaters or museums that cannot survive on a commercial basis. - Strongly Agree
Schools should not make classroom attendance compulsory. - Disagree
All people have their rights, but it is better for all of us that different sorts of people should keep to their own kind. - Strongly Disagree
Good parents sometimes have to spank their children. - Agree
It's natural for children to keep some secrets from their parents. - Agree
Possessing marijuana for personal use should not be a criminal offense. - Strongly Agree
The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs. - Agree
People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce. - Disagree
The most important thing for children to learn is to accept discipline. - Agree
There are no savage and civilized peoples; there are only different cultures. - Strongly Agree
Those who are able to work, and refuse the opportunity, should not expect society's support. - Strongly Agree
When you are troubled, it's better not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things. - Disagree
First-generation immigrants can never be fully integrated within their new country. - Strongly Disagree
What's good for the most successful corporations is always, ultimately, good for all of us. - Strongly Disagree
No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. - Agree
Our civil liberties are being excessively curbed in the name of counter-terrorism. - Agree
A significant advantage of a one-party state is that it avoids all the arguments that delay progress in a democratic political system. - Strongly Disagree
Although the electronic age makes official surveillance easier, only wrongdoers need to be worried. - Strongly Disagree
The death penalty should be an option for the most serious crimes. - Agree
In a civilized society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded. - Agree
Abstract art that doesn't represent anything shouldn't be considered art at all. - Strongly Agree
In criminal justice, punishment should be more important than rehabilitation. - Disagree
It is a waste of time to try to rehabilitate some criminals. - Agree
The businessperson and the manufacturer are more important than the writer and the artist. - Disagree
Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers. - Strongly Disagree
Multinational companies are unethically exploiting the plant genetic resources of developing countries. - Disagree
Making peace with the establishment is an important aspect of maturity. - Agree
Astrology accurately explains many things. - Strongly Disagree
You cannot be moral without being religious. - Disagree
Charity is better than social security as a means of helping the genuinely disadvantaged. - Agree
Some people are naturally unlucky. - Agree
It is important that my child's school instills religious values. - Strongly Disagree
Sex outside marriage is usually immoral. - Strongly Disagree
A same sex couple in a stable, loving relationship should not be excluded from the possibility of child adoption. - Strongly Agree
Pornography, depicting consenting adults, should be legal for the adult population. - Strongly Agree
What goes on in a private bedroom between consenting adults is no business of the state. - Strongly Agree
No one can feel naturally homosexual. - Strongly Disagree
These days openness about sex has gone too far. - Strongly Disagree
@Patticus ... well, i really misread that one, didn't i?
i've got an imporatant question for anybody who's played skyrim here...
... stormcloak or imperial?
i chose the stormcloaks. the empire has been crumbling ever since the oblivion crisis, even to the point where cyrodiil itself is becoming a cesspit. the secession of the provinces of hammerfell, morrowind, and black marsh, as well as the conditions of the white-gold concordat pretty much sealed the empire's fate to deteriorate like the others that came before.
of course, there's the racism, but the major instances only seems to occur to windhelm, and even then, i try as much as the game lets me to reverse it.
also, my character is an argonian. might be a strange choice for someone who's race is segregated and opressed by some of the nords, but the empire, even at the height of it's power, could never really secure the rights of my people, either. so i'm not too bothered by being called, "lizard".
Stormcloaks are short sighted and led by a power hungry dick that’s only using the cause as a stepping stone for his own agenda. Ultimately, not much Good will come from their rule either. Not to mention imperials despite siding with the thalmor, are looking for ways to take them out.
having just played the civil war questline, i can tell you that ulfric is pretty genuine with his cause, as much as, or even seemingly more than, the imperials. and the stormcloaks are looking for a way to take the thalmor out as well. they're just going to lack the numbers that a united empire that consists of a whole whopping three provinces, one of which is becoming a cesspit, and the other is high rock, home of the people who... practically invented political squabbling.
just got back from the last jedi
the hate for this movie's flaws are definitely overblown. granted, it's not the best star wars either, but i thought it was a step up from the force awakens, and probably the best non-OT film.
did another remix of a mmx3 track, but with an upgrade in bits instead.
oh hey, i did a music thing after like, seven centuries.
read through the forces spoilers thread...Spoiler
i didn't expect much from the game and it still pisses me off with how incompetent and lazy it apparently is.
what if infinite has the same backstory as doomsday from the dc comics?
some say forces panders to much. i say, it doesn't pander enough!
... where the fuck is wendy wichcart, SEGA?
what would happen if forces had as many facial options as oblivion did?
> DRM confirmed for mania PC.
... well, i guess it's time for me get a ps4 then.
ok who else besides me and blue haired virginia down there watches Oney Plays?
i've come back from the dead to tell you that i've found myself a group of friends that have told me about the benefits of white supremacy.
HEIL TRUMP, HEIL OUR PEOPLE!
Re-watched Godzilla vs. Hedorah for the first time since I was five. Man, I didn't remember how weird this movie is.
Also, hippies suck no matter what country you live in. :v
History books in the future are going be like:
Donald Trump, the first President of the United States who engaged in Twitter Warfare.
Nintendo makes a realistic city level in a Mario game and it awakens the "Adventure ambition" sentiments in Sonic fans.
Meanwhile, I'm sitting here thinking that it looks just as jarring as it did in the Adventure era games.
It's a game that's fully embracing three-dimensional movement, large-scale, more open environments, and the idea and feeling of going on an adventure or an "odyssey." The city is just icing on the cake, regardless of how each franchise approached it.
@Nepenthe Well, you put that way, then I can understand why the sentiment is there aside from looking at screens and going "HOLY SHIT IT'S SONIC ADVENTURE!"
Y'know, the clone topic has me thinking more deeply about the subject. So, I ask you: What's the probability of this happening?