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  1. Do you think the media you consume says something about what you lack but really want in some way?

    Like I like watching globetrotting or traveling shows (bonus if tasty or interesting food is involved ala Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern) since I don’t really travel very much, and I tend to prefer games with a lot of replay and longevity while being fairly cheap (ala Terraria) because I’m kind of stingy with money and thus want as much out of my games as possible.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I like to laugh and I love art so comedy and cartoons are a common theme for me. But I'm also picky about what I like and dislike in those genres.

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  2. How to make a popular Smash YouTube channel: 

    >shit talk and make fun of your online opponents 

    >Act like you aren’t THAT good

    >end video with persona credits 

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I saw a video from Ultimate that recreated the intro from Melee. That was pretty cool.

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  3. Toxic masculinity is very much a problematic thing that exists in modern day societies. I personally don’t get how that’s a controversial and made fun of statement to the point that simply saying “toxic masculinity” in a reasonable context can get your entire argument written off in a similar vein to when people seriously use “SJW”.

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      DanJ86

      I'm just telling you my experience. Just because they explain toxic masculinity in your experience, doesn't mean they do in mine.

      You can also disagree with the power of those words but it doesn't change the fact that they are overused and have been labelled upon others unjustly.

      It does seem like articles that try to write controversial news for the purpose of 'rage clicks' and twitter are the primary reason these words have lost their power.

      But I can only speak for myself. I'm not saying it's good to be racist or anything dumb like that. It's more like a group of people are so sensitive that they use those words at the drop of a hat. Which makes it hard to find the genuine racists.

      Again, in my opinion. It's all pretty complicated and I struggle to follow it sometimes.

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  4. Toxic masculinity is very much a problematic thing that exists in modern day societies. I personally don’t get how that’s a controversial and made fun of statement to the point that simply saying “toxic masculinity” in a reasonable context can get your entire argument written off in a similar vein to when people seriously use “SJW”.

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      DanJ86

      Do you actually ask these people why? Because I have learned a lot of troubling things about modern society and one of them is the over use of the phrase "toxic masculinity." When something is overused, it loses all meaning. That's why it no longer has any weight behind it. The same can be said for misogynist, alt-right, racist and even Nazi.

      They are media outlets that call anyone who disliked the idea of Ghostbusters 2016 as woman hating misogynists for example. Anyone that instantly didn't praise the new Ariel was labelled a racist. Never mind simply not being sure of the choice and waiting for a trailer, nope, you didn't praise it, your racist. Articles claim YouTube is full of Alt-right hate speech, they'll even name examples. One of them was Tim Pool who identifies as a left centrist.

      Do you see what I'm saying? These articles that throw baseless insults to all those that disagree are easy to find and nobody takes them seriously anymore except maybe a select few. Nobody ever explains what "toxic masculinity" actually means or that studies show woman prefer men like that.

      Which is unfortunate for me because I'm pretty sure I'm not one...

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  5. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/spiderman-far-from-home-box-office-marvel-studios-sony-a9000146.html?amp

    So it's official. If Far From Home doesn't gross at least $1 billion, we can kiss MCU Spider-Man goodbye.

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      DanJ86

      I don't know if anyone cares but I'll link it anyway.

       

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  6. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/spiderman-far-from-home-box-office-marvel-studios-sony-a9000146.html?amp

    So it's official. If Far From Home doesn't gross at least $1 billion, we can kiss MCU Spider-Man goodbye.

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      DanJ86

      I saw a video that gave an interesting explanation as to why MJ and Aunt May are so different in the MCU. Can't really be sure if it's true, though.

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  7. I've got nearly every single Kingdom Hearts platinum trophy...

    ...and Chain of Memories just sits there...

    MOCKING ME

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Throw it out a window!

      It can't sit and mock you, then.

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  8. So, FGC personality Justin Wong has been doing a give-away of the recently released fighting game Samurai Shodown (great game btw). To enter, all you had to do was include the game's tagline #embracedeath on your replies.

    The giveaway was such a success that it got the tagline trending...

    Results have been mixed to say the least.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      So that's what it was about. I didn't know at the time. It was weird. 0_o

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  9. <<tweet>>

    A human being actually sat down in their chair and typed this.

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      DanJ86

      "18C" as in the 18th century? The Great Famine occurred in the 19th century. Peasant!

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  10. “I don’t like the new Switch either, you can not like it, but I see no reason why you don’t like it it doesn’t effect you.”

    K, so...sounds like I can’t have a negative opinion (or at least express that) since it’s not aimed at me. Internet conversations 

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      DanJ86

      Arlo made a good point about the Switch Lite. "Kids might want it but not understand that some games can't be played on it. To play them, you have to buy a set of Joy Cons but they require a Switch to charge them so a separate Joy Con charger will be needed too. It's a real hassle."

      Well, he said something like that. I don't really know what this discussion is about so I'll leave.

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  11. “I don’t like the new Switch either, you can not like it, but I see no reason why you don’t like it it doesn’t effect you.”

    K, so...sounds like I can’t have a negative opinion (or at least express that) since it’s not aimed at me. Internet conversations 

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      DanJ86

      I've noticed people like that regarding other subjects. They even reduce to childish name calling. Was the internet always like this?

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  12. After seeing this, I officially give 0 shits about the LK remake.

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      DanJ86

      …….They just don't look as expressive as they would be in traditional animation.

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  13. Note to self: Don't blindly check what's trending on twitter. Horrible and depressing events may be learned...

    #JusticeForElijah

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      DanJ86

      As somebody with mental health problems, I don't like that they are using it in this way to explain this horrible crime. I mean, a murderer is a sick f*cker for sure, but this person could simply be a racist b*st*rd.

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  14. I've got Metal Gear Rising, and I've been playing that.

    This is both the coolest and the dumbest thing I have ever played, and I am loving it.

  15. A follow up from the update I made this morning.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/Walt_Disney_Marvels_Disney_refuse_SpiderMan_headstone_for_Ollie_Jones_sign_petition_ma_help_change_their_mind/

    Several YouTubers have created videos about Disney's horrible decision and one article had a link to a petition that was started by Ollie's uncle.

    I know petitions rarely work but maybe a heavy dose of backlash will get them to reverse the decision?

    P.S. Fuck Disney.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Ryannumber1gamer

      Just learned about a story from last year in which Marvel granted permission for Iron Man to appear on a child's gravestone.

      https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/12/20/marvel-fan-ollie-gardiner-iron-man-headstone-cancer-battle/

      This is really confusing...

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  16. It would be pretty cool if the TLM remake inserted some concepts from the original fairytale like they did with BatB.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      All I can recall of the original story is the tragic ending.

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  17. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I wouldn't take what he said too personally. The outrage he displayed was due to the other person calling him a racist and demanding he shut up.

      It seems like due to twitter, youtube comments and biased media articles, it's becoming harder for people to have an actual discussion and understand one another. When people don't put in the time to talk openly, it becomes harder to reach common ground. Meanwhile, the extreme people on the left and the right cloud the opinions of others.

      Then again, maybe I'm over thinking things.

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  18. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Ah, I found it. Thanks @Ernest the Panda :)

      Okay, it takes several tweets which is why I wouldn't be able to paraphrase it. (My memory sucks.)

      Spoiler

       

       

      Now seeing it again, they are clearly coming across as angry. Though I assume it's due to what they are replying to.

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  19. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      Do you really wanna know?

      I did "like" the tweets but I don't really know how I can track them down again. I'm not used to twitter. ^^;

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  20. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      It's fine that your happy about it. Not all will see it the way you do. I saw that twitter users reply and his/her reasoning seemed sound. Hell, everyone of the people I've seen had solid reasons for thinking the way they do.

      But when they are lumped together with the truly hateful people of the world, (Which a lot of media websites seem to do these days.) it really bothers me. Then I come here and see comments that are practically mocking them for having that opinion. It just doesn't seem fair.

      I'd certainly never support a person that I thought was truly hateful towards those that are different. Hell, I'm different too...but it's not covered in the LGBTQ+ groups. (No, I'm not a redhead either. Though it does bother me that they are frequently mocked for some reason. I just don't like bullies in general.)

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  21. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I know for a fact that one of the black commentators is NOT right leaning and you trying to use that as an excuse to dismiss them all is a little disrespectful if I'm being honest. Another thing. The black twitter user that hated the idea was actually called a "racist" by an uninformed fool.

      If anyone is curious, I don't have an opinion on this movie. I'm already sick of the Disney live action remakes. I do like to learn why others think the way they do at least.

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  22. A follow up from the update I made this morning.

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/Walt_Disney_Marvels_Disney_refuse_SpiderMan_headstone_for_Ollie_Jones_sign_petition_ma_help_change_their_mind/

    Several YouTubers have created videos about Disney's horrible decision and one article had a link to a petition that was started by Ollie's uncle.

    I know petitions rarely work but maybe a heavy dose of backlash will get them to reverse the decision?

    P.S. Fuck Disney.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Ryannumber1gamer Really? That sounds like a deeply flawed law. I'd always figured giving one person/company/party permission is just for that single person/company/party.

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  23. People in response to Ariel being black in the remake: “Ariel being white was essential to her core character! It’s a lazy race swap! Make your own character of color! It’s like making black panther white!”

    ...she’s a make believe character, when was her race a factor? And the black panther comparison doesn’t hold cause it ignores the contextual differences between the characters, like that black panther whole existence is around him being an African king rising to the task. So his race is very much important to his character.(and even if it wasn’t, appropriating a black icon, and whitewashing them in a industry with few of those, but a ton of white ones, is shitty.) Ariel doesn’t have that. 

    Also, can’t help but laugh at the “make you own black characters” responses I’m seeing, cause know what happens when we do? We’re criticized as shoving our agenda and views onto people.

    1. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I've heard many black YouTube content creators and twitter users saying that they find it insulting, actually. That an established white character has had her race changed is what they view as a "hand me down."

      The situation isn't as simple as you might think. Plus I've heard the Little Mermaid has a Danish origin and her father (Or grandfather, I can't recall.) is Poseidon from Greek Myth. Not really sure what that implies but I just shared it anyway.

      On a related note, it's also been pointed out that redheads have been suffering from the race swapping an awful lot, recently.

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  24. I gotta ask, what ultimately will be the consequence if Activision puts microtransactions in CTRNF? We complain, and go “they better not put them in”, but we’re all still playing. And praising the game despite the issues. So I can’t really imagine much changing, which just will feed into the banality and further cement that companies can get away with whatever. 

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      DanJ86

      Well I haven't got the game yet. I'm wanting the annoying issues to be ironed out before buying it. But if they did add microtransactions, I'd simply ignore it completely. I still have access to the original, after all.

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  25. Alright SSMB, I'm having trouble deciding again - pick a game for me to play.

    • Banjo-Tooie
    • Halo Master Chief Collection (Time-limited, with one month of Game Pass)
    • Conker's Bad Fur Day
    • Days Gone
    • Shantae series
    • Shenmue 
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      DanJ86

      Frogger.

      Wait...what was the question?

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