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  1. Just learned in my Autism Group that the term Aspergers had to retire from use due to the man it was named after having secret ties to the Nazis.

    I don't know how to link the article while on my phone. 

    1. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      Huh. I had heard "Aspergers" was not being used anymore a while ago. This was something I was not aware of.

    2. Indigo Rush
    3. dbzfan7


      Hopefully a name that doesn't sound like Ass Burgers.

      I laugh at that despite legit having it, but I don't think that's funny for everyone.

  2. I can't seem to do anything right these days.

    1. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Aw, now don't be like this. What's the problem?

    2. DanJ86


      I shared a video of a black YouTuber saying how it's important to not focus on racism, then commented on how artist are trolling the PC brigade for bashing a different artist from drawing Nessa with a slightly lighter skin colour. That made me a bad guy, I think. 

    3. SupahBerry


      I don't think your a bad guy for what you've said, but nevertheless, these comments aren't really acceptable at all around these parts.

      For future reference, try to steer away from disscussing spicy subjects like those.

    4. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Oh boooy. Yeah, not gonna lie. As an african american myself, I don't really support trying to use white-washing as a means of retaliation.

      I'm sure you meant well, but I can see how it would make you come off in a bad light. You wanna be careful about these sort of things.

    5. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Unfortunately touching any race conversation is likely to get you vilified. When it comes to race I've noticed that typically the people who scream racist are typically the most bigoted and hateful and believe that they are owed privilege as true equality to make up for being a minority or for anything and everything that happened to their ancestors. And it isn't just race that I've seen this type of thing with.

      To give you an idea of how bad I've seen it get across the board, I would be considered by most to be a thirty something, straight, Christian, biological male. Now, in person I have had people vilify me for not being Mexican and Spanish speaking, accuse me of being rich as all heck while working in a just above minimum wage hardware store, and have had at least one woman get mad at me for not acting like the typical male and trying to flirt with her while on the clock. They aptly all tried to shame me for being a white male just for existing where all I did to them was ask them what they needed and if I could help while wearing my work uniform. And that is just a my work place. I mentioned it before but I've had women in my neighbor freak out just for me being on the same street for my morning walk simply because I am male and riding eth bus or out n public I frequently find my self terrified of most non white males I encounter just because of the hatred aimed against white males. The funny thing is though, I'm mixed. My mom is half black, half Cuban and my dad can trace his heritage to the Irish (a put upon people if ever there was one), the German, United States hillbillies, and two different native tribes (there's a subject that gets me riled up whenever US citizens try to bash other nations for how they treat people). I am anything but a white individual but being mixed would actually land me in even more hot water with some black people due to my skin color. It's absolutely crazy.

      Unfortunately it doesn't end there. Just browsing artwork I like online or checking up on family on Facebook and twitter I constantly see the LGBTQ+ community's nastier side coming out and shaming straight people for being straight even going so far as telling them to reevaluate themselves because they are probably gay or, trans or, something else, but anything but straight. Then just like the PC POC crowd they demand to be properly respected and not misgendered or otherwise as it is hateful and harmful and then turn around and post things showing actually straight people (fan art of fictional characters is one thing is one thing but I have seen with actual people) claiming that they are gay or whatever other LBGTQ+ label they want to use and that there is nothing you can do about it. When confronted with the fact that they are doing exactly what they don't want others doing to them just like people playing the race card they claim that equality can only come through them being privileged due to being a minority and mistreated. They refuse to recognize the bigotry of their own actions and continuously attack indiscriminately anyone who doesn't fit there mold.

      Now I'm going to get a little personal here and say something publicly I've never said anywhere due to my own overwhelming discomfort and fear, but seeing you treated this way has made me angry enough to actually say it just to further what I'm trying to say in my rant. Before that though let me tell you how bad I have seen it online. If you are biologically male and not hitting up every woman you see, hitting up every woman, attracted to women, not gay, not trans, or not asexual, you should be ashamed of your very existence and find someway to fit the perfect mold that is anything but a descent human being. And it goes on with end in the name of self validation and defending themselves. And they have succeeded. I have been ashamed of being male on plenty of occasions, which is fine on it's own since my earliest memories (a set of four particular dreams) I've always yearned to have been female and not male and capable of being a mother. Even today that feeling eats me alive somedays and drives some of my depressive episodes to feeling suicidal but I know the transitional route is not for me, am still attracted to women, and want nothing to do with eth trans community or any other aspect of the LBGTQ+ community or people's of color or even human beings some day because they are all so hateful and bigoted hiding behind their self segregating labels and making me ashamed on a daily basis for just being a human being.

      Frankly, I hate labels. I get for some people, like asexuals, finding the word that describes you can be liberating, but using it to box yourself off and as a weapon against others disgusts me. When ever I see the bigotry and hatred, especially from POC I can help but wonder if anyone ever actually listened to Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech. He preached the abolishment of labels and segregation and judging everyone for their character and conduct, not the color of their skin, their age, their gender, their religion, their nationality, or any grouping label. He believed in the individual and the worth of the individual both good and bad and that people use him and his words of love and reconciliation as weapons of hatred and segregation fills me with such anger and shame to hate being a member of the human race. So these people demanding their privilege in the name of equality are fools who do not understand the importance of these quotes from MLK


      Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


      Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

      So these people attacking you with hatred for trying to bring in love and understanding are the villains, not you. For as long as they perpetrate the crimes they desire to be abolished they will forever be victim to them and until they can open their eyes and recognize their own actions. If they feel they must wallow in the cycle of hatred and will not accept a hand out leave them to themselves and heed not their words beyond threats to your health. They are empty shallow people who only want for themselves and not everyone. Because honestly, as a man of mixed race with a desire to have been born a woman and is attracted to women I sure would like to know where my representation or constant external validation is if it is that important. Honestly, I don't get myself but that is probably because I have wonderful parents who taught me how to respect and validate my self and not worry about what others think of me (shame I know I can't trust them with the personal stuff I've shared here because I am fully aware of their biases as well no matter how kind they can be).

      Anyway, bottom line of that rant is that you're no villain for trying to end hatred by sharing knowledge. The ignorant, selfish, and greedy over entitled jerks attacking you are. My word this has ticked me off and I hope my rant hasn't scared you. You put up with enough nonsense just trying to make it through your day to have to put up with this.

    6. DanJ86


      I'm certainly lacking knowledge of the deeper issues of the subject matter. I just wanted to share some thing that I thought was light hearted. I'm worried at how quick to anger some people are. 

      The retaliation thing was my dumb sense of humour. If I thought for a second that the content would upset a friend, I never would've shared it. 

    7. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      When people are raised with hatred it unfortunately creates that quickness to anger. The worst part is though is that most people from what I can tell neither realize they are being raised with hatred nor are raising their children with hatred. Those people who are aware typically wear their hatred with pride and gleefully attack those that they hate.

      For the record I don't think you did anything wrong trying to share something positive in response to an out of control situation and then showing other reactions to it. Honestly though it always amazes me how much of a fuss people with darker skin shades make about the Japanese representing them when only about 2 % of the population in Japan are foreigners and most of their fictional characters are designed from a Japanese perspective. I probably shouldn't talk about this subject too much myself either since my skin color invalidates me from being able to talk about it.

      Sorry, I'm really salty about this right now.

    8. DanJ86


      If you ever need to talk one on one, you can send me a Pm anytime. 

    9. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      I appreciate it. really though I was trying to help you feel better since to me you're more of the victim in this the villain you feel like you are being made out to be. I never intended to make it about myself but personal experience is the best way to talk about these things with any type of legitimacy.

  3. Apparently they are hinting at a new character? They can't recall his name. lol
  4. I don't mind experimenting with the formula. It's also coming to the Switch but I don't know about the X-Box.
  5. The above article quoted is from a different website and author to the one below. Strangely, I've already seen one article complaining about this game (From the "Journalist" who is well known for sucking at playing through the Cuphead tutorial.) and how it depicts woman being killed. A very sad but still very real part of war. The article seems to have made the interest for the game grow.
  6. Probably too late to mention this but, yes. They are called Trophy Girls because they give out the trophies. They do have actual names and although I can't confirm it for myself, "Bandipedia" claims they were named after real people at Naughty Dog/Sony. Megumi - Gives trophy to Neo Cortez, N. Gin & N. Tropy. Liz - Gives trophy to Polar & Pura. Ami - Gives trophy to Tiny, Dingodile, Ripper Roo, Pinstripe, Komodo Joe, Papu Papu, Fake Crash, Penta & N. Oxide. Isabella - Gives trophy to Crash and Coco.
  7. C-Cor...that's some intense and high quality animation. Too graphic for my tastes but I hope it gets the success it deserves if Genndy is at the helm. Their is practically no modern western animations that interest me these days and his name represents a time when they did. Also, maybe all cavemen look the same but I can see a resemblance to the man that discovery fire in a classic Dexter's Laboratory episode.
  8. Oh dear...I never had this problem in LittleBigPlanet but having played through practically all of the tutorials in the game and trying to put that knowledge into practice. Something shocking happened... I suddenly noticed that I'd forgotten everything I learned. XO Their is certainly a steep learning curve and how you move and edit things takes some getting used to. Their was a PS2 game called Graffiti Kingdom in which you can create a character from scratch and that felt a lot easier to manage. But it's still early days and I don't intend to give up on trying yet. I have ideas, just can't put them into practice yet.
  9. I tried so hard to get a gif of Detective Pikachu dancing as a new avatar, but alas....the file size is just too big. Slightly above 1MB. An avatar can only be this or lower. If I make him any smaller, it might ruin the quality. Oh well... Got the stunning and very lovely Palutena instead. Still cute. Just not as much as a dancing live action Pikachu wearing a Sherlock Holms style hat.
  10. Um...for those that don't know who he is, perhaps somebody could explain what a "ProJared" is and why it has fans? (This might sound like a joke but I really don't know who he is.)
  11. I'm a little scared to watch those. Especially the first one. I thought I saw an article claiming Steam was considering stamping out the more adult related content. I suppose that only includes intercourse and breasts because the insanely violent games tend to stick around. Um....by the way....does anyone think it's worth talking about the other controversies surrounding MK11? I got curious and ended up with more than I bargained for. I think 85% of it (Or maybe all of it.) is politically based and would be covered by this topic. I even had to look up the actual definition of the word "political" to check if it meant what I thought it did.
  12. W-Wait! Seriously?? Stuff like that is real??? I have Steam installed on my computer, I've been lucky enough not to come across anything like that. Can they really get away with stupid crap like that? I mean...I know games aren't real but surely they are lines you don't cross!? *sigh* ….Stop the world. I'd like to get off.
  13. If somebody did argue that the word "gay" is a political term on it's own, then I'd think you'd have the right to call them a raving imbecile. "Trans/Gay Rights" or "Trans/Gay Pride" are two words together that will limit what they could possibly be referring too. "Gay" is one word and has multiple meanings and as such, the word on it's own couldn't possibly have any political connections. At least, that's my stance on it. Hope I'm not coming across as aggressive. I'm just not sure if Nintendo deserve any hate over this particular custom stage issue. They aren't perfect, nobody is. ^^;
  14. Is that a rhetorical question because I don't think I could possible know that? Although they are events and marches that have that name so it could be argued as potentially political, maybe. But that's me being hypothetical.
  15. Just wanna check first. Are you responding to the video I linked or something I said? If you are, the point that TheQuartering was making is that equality in itself is not political, it's putting "[Insert] Rights" as the title which made it political. If you weren't replying to something I said, then ignore this.
  16. Yeah. That's what I meant. ^^; So if Nintendo allowed the Trans Rights stuff. For the purpose of equality, they should allow everything else. So in my opinion, it seemed like a wise choice to keep them out or politics would be everywhere in the built stages. Sure, they can pick and choose what stays and what doesn't, but it's better to treat everything the same. At least, that is what I think.
  17. About the Smash stages. Youtuber TheQuartering did a much better job at explaining why removing those stages was a wise move. It basically comes down to, if that can get in, so must everything else. Because the titles clearly stated Trans Rights, it was a political statement and Nintendo doesn't want any political statements in Smash. Perhaps everyone already knew this. I'm pretty slow on the uptake...
  18. Oh? I have not heard of this strange beast but if it's customization is as accessible as it was in Little Big Planet, even an imbecilic like me could make something. I'll have to keep an eye out for this.
  19. Hope you don't mind and perhaps it's not a big deal, I just noticed something in your comic cover concept that used to be an unconscious act I would do in my art. It's not a big deal in drawing a character on their own, but in a comic setting, it has the risk of looking rather flat so I thought I'd share what I learned to fix it. So it's like this. You know how you've drawn the four characters? They appear to be standing on the same plain. As in, the same distance from the viewer. That's a very unnatural way for people to stand as it turns out. So one bit of advice I got was to never draw more than one character on the same plain. You can also add extra depth and meaning behind a pose by changing the perspective it is seen from. I made a very rough draft as an example. This draft is basically the same layout you have already drawn, but with the perspective shifted slightly higher and having the characters spaced out slightly more. This is the idea I'm suggesting. Also, in a comic setting, you are more likely to have alternate environments so it helps to consider stuff like wind. A gentle breeze will move anything light, having it wave like a flag. A more intense gust can be portrayed with only a slight adjustment. I'm not an expert on this stuff. It just so happened to be tips that I came across in my never ending pursuit for perfecting my art. I'm not criticizing your art in any way. They're always clean, colourful, expressive and unique characters. I hope you'll keep at it, drawing can be a nice stress escapism and a way to express ourselves creatively.
  20. To be fair, this is a UK based site and Gambling is legal here. I've been to beach resorts that have a wide range of slot machines and bingo that seem to let anyone of any age play. They do also have an area cordoned off which is restricted to 18 and over but the only difference seems to be the reward for winning. Truth is, the world is inconsistent. Cultural differences will dictate if something in inappropriate for youth or not. Some countries are more open about sex, death, gambling. You can't really measure the whole world with what you've personally grown up with and unconsciously view as the norm. I'd personally prefer that the vulnerable be protected from such temptation. Don't assume all gamblers are stupid, some act out of desperation, impulse or just plain boredom. A fact that I'm sure the gambling companies like to exploit.
  21. I shudder to say this.....I can certainly imagine that certain kinds of people would find it offensive. We have words for people like those, I think. It's just something I'm uncomfortable on commenting on when the decision to remove them might not have been Nintendo's idea. I'm referring to complaints. Now that I think about it, I haven't completed a custom level yet and I hadn't played any from other players either. I'd assume they'd be a report button or something? I'm not confident in much but I do believe that an anti-trans level would be both inappropriate and offensive. My scientific curiosity would like to confirm if one of those would be taken down too, but I could never make a symbol of hate even as an experiment. I'm getting side tracked. I guess I just want to believe the best in people, even though I have tones of experience dealing with unpleasant dicks in my life. Mostly bullies and thieves and a couple of others I can't quite remember...
  22. My mother has a slight gambling addiction so I'm practically pre-programmed to dislike it. Though I also find it very confusing and extremely boring. Even when video games include a form of gambling as a mini game, I still find them boring. But at least in video games, the only money you lose is the money you spent on the game. My mother likes those slot machines the most and I actually hate them the most. But they are easier to understand at least. Anyway, those with loud music and flashing lights really disrupt my focus and actually cause anxiety for me.
  23. Um...I wonder if it's right to feel bitter towards Nintendo for taking out those stages. Sometimes these serious issue are given one extreme or the other and rarely considered the middle ground. If Nintendo didn't want "Trans Rights" depicted in a game that has nothing to do with it, isn't that their right? It doesn't make them bad, does it? I'm reminded of a character that has earned the title of "First Trans Video Game Character" who also happens to be a Nintendo character. Based on what I've read, it seemed to originate in the manual of Super Mario Brothers 2. He was mistakenly given the name of a different enemy called Ostro. In Japan, her name is Catherine. Since then, his/her gender seemed to change depending on what game you're playing while various others directly point out the gender confusion, such as Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Captain Rainbow. If anyone is curious or doesn't know, the latter game I mentioned and Japan exclusive Captain Rainbow, did contain what an article described as "Potty Politics." I don't know what they're saying. ^^;
  24. So I could win by taking advantage of a newbie? Hehehee. *Remembers he hasn't played Splatoon 2 in some time.* …..D'oh!
  25. I'm not good with politics in general. Left wing, right wing, liberal, conservative....I simply don't understand what these phrases imply. I do prefer my fiction to keep away from real life subject matter, due to my need to escape. But I wont shun anything for bringing in such topics in a story, especially if it's handled with the proper care and not totally in your face. I look at those Custom Stages and what bugs me the most about them is that they're all basically the same. Though with some of them, it's hard to tell what part of the stages are the bits the characters stand on. They look unique enough from a distance but most are just a horizontal platform. That's not very creative. The fact that such a minor thing would bother me is an unfortunate trait I have which is part of my personality disorder... I recently completed a game that had a Bi character in it's story. It was handled with the proper care in my opinion. She was a likable character in a game with a large amount of nasty characters in it. (Though you don't learn their true nature until much later in the game.) But I digress. I don't really want to say too much in a topic that has controversial elements because I have a tendency to accidentally offend people. I wish it wasn't true....
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