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  1. Used my connections to get a hotel room for a friend attending Biggest Little FurCon. The social capital is real

  2. Person: *celebrating school being cancelled due to rain*

    Me: "Quite good. Atse'hashke' will be in touch shortly regarding payment."

    Person: "What."

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      (That's the Navajo name for Coyote the Trickster, who has powers over rain)

    2. RedFox99

      RedFox99

      Who's in charge of heat and the sun?

  3. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/21/bernie-sanders-venezuela-maduro-1179636 Could this be Bernie's "very fine people" moment? Even as GOP and Democratic leaders agree that Venezuela's Maduro is a dictator who should go, Bernie declines to say something that strong. He has criticized the socialist Maduro, but that doesn't say much when he says Castro's revolution in Cuba "wasn't perfect." Venezuelans and Cubans in Florida are not too happy with his decision to avoid comment. This is to say nothing of evidence that anti-socialism messaging looks to have helped the GOP in Florida in the 2016 and 2018 campaigns. On the plus side, going by the 2016 map, the race will be decided in the Rust Belt, not Florida, so this actually doesn't doom Bernie's chances in the wider race. It just creates a big hurdle since it's not a good look for him. Bernie calls himself a socialist but if he's going to handwave the abuses of autocrats like Maduro, he's more accurately dubbed a tankie.
  4. oh my god these 21" Rouge plushes are GIGANTIC

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Well, you were told they'd be 21". 

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      they're gigantic because they're 21", you silly melon

    3. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      YEAH BUT BEING TOLD AND ACTUALLY SEEING ARE DIFFERENT

    4. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      So you're a plush toy seller who specialises in arcade toys of specified sizes...and you don't have a ruler. 

    5. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      I don't see a picture. 

      Also @Polkadi~♪, "melon". Nice one. 

    6. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i want to name call without being mean about it >_<

    7. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      So remember kids!

       

      The bigger your Rouge plush!

      The bigger your pennies!

  5. I wonder if SEGA would ever consider doing a PR event at one of the larger furcons...

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      They could do a lot of the same things as the separate events but with a fraction of the resources is why I'm wondering.

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Getting to play Yakuza at a furcon would be a surreal experience.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Do furcons ever get big sponsors from outside the community? Because furcons are a pretty controversial sort of event that almost always make the news for the wrong reasons. I don't think SEGA would want to sponsor or represent thematics at one. It wouldn't go down well.

    4. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      @Blue Blood It's not common, but it's really cultural elitism at this point to go "omg furries." There's been quite a few high profile special guests at a lot of these and their careers haven't been ended by it. The word "furry" is honestly more controversial than the fandom itself, which is why most of the hosting organizations have names like "Anthropomorphic Arts."

      The fact Disney decided the furry demographic was something to actively try and market to should speak volumes on this. Lord knows furries licked up Forces just because it gave them an opportunity to put their fursona in the game.

      Their loss if they want to live in the early 2000s though, I suppose.

    5. Blue Blood
    6. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      yeah maybe just no though?

  6. https://freespeech.org/stories/andrew-yang-corrects-fox-news-fat-cat-ubi-and-socialism/ Andrew Yang was interviewed about his basic income by a Fox News guy. The Fox News guy just kept throwing around the buzzwords like "anti-market," "socialism," "handouts," etc. He kind of froze up when Yang was pointing out (not in these words) that most people who would quit their job for $12,000 a year are idiots. That money is far better used to start businesses, pay for college, or just to inject spending into the economy. Yes, but privilege is intersectional. Caitlyn Jenner is a transwoman, one of the most oppressed groups to be part of. But she's rich as Hell, so she doesn't have the same problems poorer transwomen would have. Being privileged with money goes a long way to outweigh any disadvantages you have from other groups you're part of. Those schools are often heavily-subsidized so it's actually perfectly fair to tax people who benefit from that. You're not being penalized. You're paying it forward. You benefited from the system. You're not special. Everyone else deserves that same opportunity. That doesn't make sense. You're still making more money. Especially if those same taxes paid for you to get through college in the first place. Take a look at the current high income workforce. If tax brackets really deterred people, would they exist? They exist because, even with a higher tax bracket, it's worth it to make more money. Again, though, the people that most social democrats and socialists want to tax heavily are people making hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even the best degrees often will not get you that. We are talking about taxing the propertied class, people who get paid by collecting the surplus value of their businesses. This is where the "people wouldn't work" argument falls apart; that's not how profit from business works. As a businessman, I receive whatever's left over after all expenses (whether directly or through my increased share value). The rich are on a completely different income model than you or me. I was talking about working in general. There is satisfaction from work. So when you suggested welfare would cause people to quit their jobs, I think that flies in the face of human psychology. Even my broke ass derives enormous satisfaction from being able to buy my own things rather than begging my parents for money. Would you prefer we let the children be homeless, starving, without healthcare, etc.? When they're born, they're born. Somehow, some way, society's going to have to provide for them. There's really no way around that. Of course, this is where the old joke about the GOP comes from. Republicans are the biggest advocates of children's rights. Until they're born. It would help if the side that shares your views on welfare was not so keen on keeping people from learning about sex. For someone who claims a working class background, it's surprising you think the throngs of poorer people are like this. Those horror stories of people panhandling are just that, horror stories. Most people prefer to work. Even when welfare benefits were extremely generous and easy to stay on for life, most recipients left the rolls and never came back. You know when the welfare bum myth became really prominent? In the late 1980s, when activists started helping large numbers of black people sign up for it. Historically, welfare discriminated against black people; governments purposely limited how many offices they opened in black neighborhoods and such. But then activists got involved and helped a lot of people get around the barriers, and suddenly white people cared about "welfare abuse." It's important to remember there is a quickly noticeable racial dynamic to dislike of welfare. It's thought of as a "black" thing even though roughly equal numbers of white and black people are on it. Numerous reasons. Morally, there's basic human dignity on the line here. Not having to sift through garbage cans for your next meal. Not dying from some preventable disease because you can't afford insurance. Not having to constantly worry about abuse from people because you have no safe place to call your home. Economically, an expanded consumer base helps guard against recession. Healthier workers are more productive workers. More access to education means more skilled workers to draw from. With our basic human needs taken care of, there's very little incentive to commit economic crime. Politically, there's a very blunt reason here: the downtrodden, pushed hard enough, will burn shit. I'd think it's perfectly fair to say everyone should not be homeless. Here's the fun part though. The rich live here. A lot of their customers are here. A lot of their property is here. They can only move so many assets overseas when so much of their capital is physical. We can absolutely tax them, and if they decide to play this game, we can confiscate what they have here to make up the difference. They need us. We do not need them. I do recall they more or less gutted the superdelegates so it seems they did. Now the candidates who get ahead will be the ones who are genuinely popular. If the candidate doesn't win, however, the DNC will take it as an excuse to reinstate the superdelegates' power, just as they did decades ago.
  7. Hi y'all! Recently got in touch with Great Eastern Entertainment's design department. They're currently working on plushes of Broly movie characters. Once that's done, they might do some plushes of Tournament of Power characters. Mostly the team champions like Bergamo and Hit. In other words, what the Japanese merch makers have been doing.
  8. What's fun is getting some awesome info from a merch manufacturer

    What isn't fun is seeing whether or not you're under NDA

  9. Mystery Skulls is performing live at Furry Weekend Atlanta?! Man I'm bummed I can't go :c

  10. *receives news GE is shipping his box of 21" Rouge plushes* I FEEL POWERRRRRR

  11. I was checking to see if you're privileged and if this would impact your perspective. So realistically, Democratic tax plans will not affect you. They're going after people in the upper brackets. If Dems raised taxes on the lower classes, it would cost them votes. Republicans get away with it because they have wedge issues like religion and race to make up the difference. Because you're better off working than you are when you're not. There's a sense of pride from working. People who don't need to worry about where their next meal is coming from will be less inclined to commit crime. And with a welfare system you know if something happens to your job, you won't struggle to survive between jobs. Stop thinking of welfare as theft. It's insurance. Even if you are taxed more, odds are you're getting a service from it that quite possibly is cheaper than paying for it privately. Even if you say you've never taken money from the government, odds are you've taken money from family in a time of need. Not everyone has that support network. I posit this: why should people's ability to survive and prosper be dependent on which mother they fall out of? I speak as someone who has seen bad times and good times, who has been both rich and poor. A support system is invaluable. Andrew Yang made his name as a CEO of a charity. He worked in some of America's poorest urban communities. And he concluded that charity is not enough to solve socioeconomic problems.
  12. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-19/warren-to-unveil-universal-child-care-plan-funded-by-wealth-tax Warren's unveiled one of her huge policy points: universal childcare, paid for by a wealth tax. Universal childcare has actually been a feminist wishlist item for decades, so choosing to roll out this policy early on is a savvy move. When you're competing against Bernie's brand name and Yang's basic income, you really need to focus on something big. Were you ever poor? This is a serious question. And by poor, I mean regularly worrying about your basic human needs. (Also, if you're worried about being taxed more, you must presumably be fairly well-off (I'm talking six digits and then some), because that's what most of these plans are targeting. If you are that well off, you absolutely should be taxed more, because you benefit the most from our society.)
  13. A friend of mine did a mashup of Metal Madness from Sonic Heroes and Oscurita di Xehanort and it's beautiful

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      https://rave.dj/qJrESHpk5Ez_oQ

      Link for those who are curious

  14. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/19/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-presidential/index.html Bernie Sanders has officially joined the campaign. While he's got a big name advantage, this campaign cycle will be a lot more challenging. Rather than having a single monolithic moderate to tackle, there's a lot more progressive candidates this time around, and a lot of them are from minority groups. Even when it comes to economic populism, Bernie's universal healthcare proposal seems a bit weak when Andrew Yang is promising a basic income. Meanwhile, I'm hoping this will be the reaction:
  15. All depends on when companies get the rights to dub in this or that country, really. With over 200 countries and quite a few major languages, there's always going to be crazy different schedules for these things. Even within the same language, you'll almost always see the US or UK or Australia get something ahead of the others and suddenly every English speaker needs to dodge spoilers for a bit. This is without getting into region locking garbage, of course.
  16. 1900 words written today, that's $20. Let's see if we can make it 3000!

  17. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/2020-democrat-candidates-771735/ Andrew Yang slowly working his way up the rankings, I see. Here's hoping his name spreads through more word of mouth, and more good press. My only concern with him is lack of formal political office experience, but everything else about him is awesome. Bernie, if you get the nomination, you better damn make Yang your running mate. If nothing else I hope he gets far enough into the primaries that other candidates consider his ideas. If not a formal basic income, it'd be nice if we gave leeway to all states to abolish means testing for welfare and the like. In absence of a formal bill, just ordering our welfare secretaries to throw out a bunch of rules is the best thing to do.
  18. Chris Guerrero did an excellent job with the "Poison Poison Poison" part, I was always wondering how that part would play out in English because of Poison being more complicated than Doku. He's an absolutely fantastic Lavender overall and it's a shame that's the end of Lavender's run, he makes him wonderfully psychotic. As for Roh's death, I must say the Japanese was more satisfying. The "Grand Zeno, no!" just felt so weak compared to Japanese Roh's "ZENNNN-OHHHH-SAMAAAAA!" That's like the best part of Episode 98 to me is seeing that shitling get vaporized. Can't wait to see the unofficial couple of Shosa and Majora next episode. Also lol @ Beerus referring to the Trio as "furry nobodies." Funimation knows that group's fanbase, doesn't it?
  19. "Grand Zeno no" can't really compare to the original's "ZEN-OHHHHH-SAMAAAAA"

  20. Me: "It's snowing in Vegas. I guess Coyote cast Blizzaga."

    One of my bfs: "STOPZA!"

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      For context:

      In Navajo theology, Coyote can hack reality and make it rain when that's supposed to be the domain of one of their gods.

  21. KH3 Spoilers:

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      ...well Xemnas and Ansem having a toxic relationship with Xehanort was not an angle I was expecting

  22. #NewProfilePic I have succumbed to the Beastars darkness, and have embraced the Legosi

    1. Sean

      Sean

      I caught up with all chapters over the week, it's good stuff

  23. How to make online schooling more entertaining: when you press "Submit" for an online assignment, yell "SUBMIT!" in Ansem's voice

  24. Well, time to comfort all my furry friends after tonight's Dragon Ball Super

    1. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Dare I ask what went wrong?

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I have a feeling a certain trio was knocked out of the tournament.

    3. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice
  25. So apparently the Atlus thing is actually a misconception and the timing of the scene is ambiguous? Everyone thinks that makes it okay, but umm... that was Song of the South's problem.

    1. Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Legosi (Tani Coyote)

      Like literally. When I first heard SotS had racism galore, I thought it meant it'd be like Birth of a Nation.

      But the problem is it depicts black people being all happy and merry on a plantation... which looks to be set before, during, or after the Civil War... and it doesn't clarify if it's after the War or not. So it seems to be peddling the idea people were happy with slavery.

      Small omissions matter.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Ambiguous or not, they still never changed the game’s humor and treatment towards said trans character regardless, so the vocal outrage even if not on this specific moment, should still hold anyway I feel. (And there still hasn’t been a legit reason given for why that character needed to be pre-trans anyway in that scene)

    3. Sean

      Sean

      The LGBT jokes in Persona and Catherine are weird and shitty but I guess it's because I'm so used to anime being stupid about this stuff that it doesn't faze me as badly

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