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  1. *scurries in*

    So... I do have a slight issue with a first Hispanic princess being white but not because I think all Hispanics are brown or anything, especially since I'm Hispanic and I'm sort of (very) white. :V

    tl;dr- There's racism in Latin America too, with a preference for white people.

    If you've ever watched telenovelas or programming from latin american countries you might notice a lot of the actors are white Hispanics. Even in Latin American countries there's a preference for white features and such. White actors or those who look very white are in leading roles, while those who are darker or look less white are assigned minor roles. Now speaking from what I know from my culture (Peruvian), those that are darker are also stereotyped to be uneducated, uncultured, or naive. Even in Latin American countries they treat certain people differently than others.

    Would be nice for darker skinned Hispanics to get a darker skinned princess, so it wouldn't have to always be shoved in their faces that looking whiter equals looking prettier.

    Even then though it feels like Disney just slapped on the Hispanic label and aren't really going to use it so whatever. :V

    Also why people complaining she's not Latin American? As far as I am aware Latin American's has never had their own kingdoms she is probably modelled on Spanish and Portuguese royalty and that they are relate to Cinderella's Royal line (European Kingdoms were practically interbred anyway).

    Latin America did have empires though, good sir *smokes pipe*. The Aztec and Inca empires to be exact, which had princes and princesses. Knowing this, I wish Disney would finally come to terms with the fact they already have their one true Hispanic Disney princess.


    @Walrus person

    Having the first black president (whether you like him or not) was a mile stone for minorities. Did you notice before that that every single president was white? Any minority couldn't have dreamed of becoming president a few decades ago. It's a sign that times are changing little by little and for the better. That's why a lot of people were excited.

    What I think you're describing (ignoring ethnicity, culture, gender) is color blindness, which is actually a form of racism. Although well intended, it's quite bad. This article explains it far better than I could.


  2. I love digimon so muuuch. I was far more interested in it than Pokemon when I was little. I think it had to do with all the different forms and how the digimon could return to previous forms. And there were just so many of theeem. I especially liked Digimon World 3. There was a lot of grinding for sure, but I liked having my little team of Kotemon, Renamon, and Guilmon. :3

    It reminds me when I used to go to latchkey in elementary school. They'd let us into the computer lab sometimes to play on the internet, and I would play the little games they had on the Fox Kids website.

  3. I can't count the number of times I've replayed this game. It's easily one of my favorite games, and one of the best out there. The HD port is going to be awesome. >:3

    Though will the HD port have the proper ps2 ending? If I remember right the Wii version didn't have credits at the end or something.

  4. Oh whoops, sorry. I'll be sure to do that next time. Now to have a go at this...

    This character is a cat

    This character is an acquaintance of a certain blue hedgehog. He's also not the most focused fellow but he means well. Back in his day he was pretty popular with the ladies.

  5. I just want to clarify I was arguing about having no sympathy for her death just because she's a celebrity and it was drug related.

    The idea that she doesn't deserve sympathy because it's a drug related death is what troubles me. Drugs are terrible. Over time they alter the brain physically and chemically. The person is no longer who they were anymore, and are no longer in a position to help themselves. They need outside help if they want any hope of getting better. It's incredibly irresponsible to get mixed up with drugs, but the whole process of addiction is gruesome and torturous. Anyone who succumbs to drug addiction deserves at least some pity, even if they were a celebrity.

    I do believe that those dying for their causes out in the world deserve more attention than her particular death though. There's a lot in the world that deserves more attention than this. I agree with you on that, but what I was trying to argue was that you shouldn't have lack of sympathy for someone just because they were a celebrity and their death was drug related.

    • Thousands of people dying in Syria because of a power-hungry dictator hell-bent on keeping his position: Barely anybody gives a shit.

      • Yet another celebrity dies because she overdosed on drugs despite knowing the repercussions: All of the western world knows about it instantly and everyone's really sad.

      Meh. Sucks that she's dead, I guess, but I wouldn't value her life more than anyone else's.

      My pity still speaks more for those who had no control over their demise.

      Death is death. It's sad that more people don't pay attention to those who are suffering in the worse ways possible, but that shouldn't be an excuse to brush away the death of another person, even if they should have known better. I barely know who she or any celebrity is, but that doesn't mean they deserve no sympathy whatsoever. Saying such things about a person who died just a couple days ago is just untasteful.

      Those who have no control over there lives still deserve the most sympathy. That doesn't mean you shouldn't feel any for those who don't suffer as much though. That's like telling someone that because they're life isn't near as hard as yours they have no right to complain about anything or deserve to have people pity them.

  6. Alright, feel free to boo me if you like, but I'm now borderline incapable of feeling any sympathy towards dead celebrities when it comes to drug abuse. Yes, that also goes for Ms. Houston.

    Seriously, it occurs again and again and no one's the wiser or does anything about it. Am I supposed to feel sorry?

    Pretend it wasn't a celebrity, but rather a family member of yours or a HUMAN BEING. We don't know her life and the troubles that plagued her. That goes with any celebrity. Each is still an individual human being with their own problems that unfortunately led to similar demises.

  7. I don't have much of an issue with destroying the laptop (well, maybe the gun part...). Chances are they bought it or helped her buy it anyways. If she needs to do schoolwork there's going to be computers at her school to work on. I've never been to a school that hasn't provided computer labs to students to work in. It wouldn't make sense, especially since there's still a lot of people who can't afford to keep one at home.

    The public humiliation however was way out of line. That's more psychological torture than anything, especially for a kid.

  8. Megaman X Zero is the best and you're just jealouuus. ;.;

    But to address the topic, it's quite important for a character to get a redesign every now and then. It's like music. You either evolve and change or you get washed away into the past.

    Now should it be one as drastic as Spyro's? It has a lot to do with the audience they're aiming at and what they want to get across. I'm pretty sure they're not aiming at older fans in any way, so there's no need to stick with the old design.

    I much prefer small changes in design though. Drastic changes take some time to get used to, especially if the previous one was so lovable to begin with.

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