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  1. The GOP's philosophy in a nutshell.

    1. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      Well, that and "Fuck minorities".

  2. To whoever came up with the Lava Fields subtank in Mega Man ZX: I fucking hate you.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The ZX collection made it that you can avoid one subtank if you're going for the platinum and I like to think it was included specifically for that one

  3. Honestly, nothing about the subject matter of Shadow the Hedgehog was really outside the parameters of what the series had done before. Hell, nothing in the game comes close to being as disturbing as Gerald's diary in SA2. What it lacked was the maturity to handle its material with tact and subtlety. Instead it takes the approach of shallow imitation, basking in its superficially dark atmosphere based on a juvenile conception of what constitutes a "mature" game.

  4. I'm sick of these "War on Christmas" types acting like Jesus is the reason we hold festivities in December. I say it's high time we remember the real reason for the season and put the Saturn back in Saturnalia!

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      Saturn Claus 

      ...omg

  5. Ironically, it seems that the more fervently anti-gay people are the more adamant they are that I should let Jesus come in me.

  6. Jesus. How are you even supposed to hit the final boss in Mega Man X 3?

    1. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Which form? Base Sigma you have to strike at just the right time when his shield is down, Kaiser Sigma you have to hit his tiny little head, and Virus SIgma you just have to survive.

  7. Celebrate, but don't get complacent. Democrats need to stay energized if we want a shot at taking control of the senate and undoing the damage Trump and McConnel have wrought. If you live in Georgia, make sure you vote in January, and everybody needs to donate to and/or volunteer for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock's campaigns if they can.

  8. Democrats held onto their Senate seat in Michigan. It's a long-shot, but if they can make a comeback in North Carolina and win the runoff election in Georgia they can still eke out a functional majority.

    1. Ellipsis-Ultima

      Ellipsis-Ultima

      The Senate was tied at first but now the Republicans have it right

  9. Remember to vote for Biden tomorrow if you're eligible and haven't done so already. There are literally lives at stake this time around.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      It says something when there are still so many people who either want more of Trump's evil, or are so petulant and puritanical in their "moral purity" that they refuse to vote for his opponent out of selfish spite, or some delusion that doing so wold somehow convince the "corporate/moderates/anyone who isn't super morally pure like me" groups to join their "revolution", even as it ignores the fact that they're shooting their own side, and also that if Trump wins, there won't even BE a revolution because we'll be all royally FUCKED.

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Hahahahahahahaha 

    3. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      There are lives at stake every single time, and voting for the less-conservative candidate to save some of them is one piece of a larger effort most people should make to save them.

    4. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      Trump and Biden are both turds why vote for either of em

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      Because Biden is slightly less of a turd and if you don't vote for him you'll get the bigger turd instead, as described above.

      If you think "well it doesn't affect me either way" then take stock of what a privileged life position you must be in to feel something like that, think of those who aren't able to say that, and vote against Trump for their sake.

    6. KHCast

      KHCast

      Voting green/3rd party literally is voting against trump, and factually does not help trump, as it doesn’t help either democrats or republicans someone going 3rd party. It’s null and void to them. If you’re seriously gonna insinuate people not voting Biden are entitled privileged people that don’t know real struggle, maybe you should re-evaluate your stance 

    7. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      "Privilege" is a bad word for it. It's a mindset that exists everywhere, and whether it's privileged or not, it's foolish and unrealistic. 

      You should be asking yourself this: what is the effect on the world of voting for a third-party candidate you know can't win, and what is the effect of voting for the candidate who can, when the alternative is fascism?

      The answer is that you have to play your cards in the way that reduces harm, if at all possible. Nobody wants to vote for Biden, they vote for him because we don't live in a real fucking democracy, and within our broken, corrupt, soft-fascist system, we need to take whatever chance we have at making things better, no matter how weakly it pursues those goals.

      Choosing not to play, either by not voting or by voting for someone you know won't win, disregards how many other people's safety depends on one or the other. So long as third-party votes don't just go to the democrats, they absolutely are helping the party that depends on as few votes for the democrats as possible.

      You can do whatever the fuck you want in the primaries. You can do whatever the fuck you want once we have ranked choice voting or god forbid, a real democracy, but saying "I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils" is the same as saying "I refuse to break the rules, even to stop republicans from breaking them". You are preserving your moral integrity at the potential cost of other people's safety.

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      For what it's worth, my comment was in response to The drunkard from space!'s stance on not bothering to vote at all, which I feel has no justification, but even regarding voting for an actual good candidate, I still agree with the above comment.

      My heart is with you KHCast, and I'm fully aware Biden is still a bastard and that voting for him is a necessary evil to try and dismantle a greater one, one term at a time.

      In the UK, it's the Green Party that most aligns with my political beliefs and I HATE that I haven't been able to vote for them for pretty much the past decade every election in order to try and get the conservatives out, but sadly the voting system in place just doesn't allow the green party to get a footing at all, at least in my region.

      That leaves me with a choice to vote for who I really believe in as if the system is fair, or vote tactically as if the system isn't fair.  But the reality is... there is no "as if".  The system IS unfair.  So I make my choice with that in mind and vote tactically for the lesser evil if that's what is required for my region.

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      Sorry no, the point of democracy is to vote for who you believe in regardless of the strategic chances. If I’m not convinced by Biden, “he’s not trump” isn’t enough to make me drop the principles of voting. Literally Democrats have been humping the “voting is your voice be heard” mantra for months now, and yet they’re also expecting to force people to vote for someone they don’t want to even if they personally think there’s someone better who’s policies they want to stand behind and show via their vote? I know democrats and liberals wanna push this “every vote is important here” line in order to guilt and scare everyone, but realistically, the margin isn’t gonna be that close due to 3rd parties, it historically has never been. You might as well make this argument for literally every election “WeLl WhY vOtE fOr SoMeOnE tHaT wOnT wIn?????” (Plus, if suddenly democrats are demonizing 3rd parties this hard, it’s likely because democrats know they’re on their death bed and feel threatened. That clearly was made obvious when Dems sabotaged Bernie multiple times because he was in the lead and that spooked them, cause they’d rather a conservative than a socialist )

      Damn near every liberal line that’s been used for Biden about “lives being on the line” and needing to vote because of that can be applied to any election to justify continuing the two party system, and sorry, tired of that shit. Not gonna be bullied or shamed for “causing harm” in a electoral system that is not going to be swayed because of 3rd parties. I like a candidate and their policies/goals, I’ll vote for them. That, again, is the fucking point.
       

      And again, said it before if Biden wins, is this really gonna fucking matter to most of you? are you gonna continue to guilt leftists (who, should add, liberals for a long time were saying they didn’t need anyway to win the election) voting progressive or green for not supporting Biden, and throwing blame cards at them for a hypothetical situation?
       

      Seriously can’t believe the “Biden could rape me and I’d still vote for him” mentality has actually become this standard that results in “you’re being selfish” when it’s contested 

    10. JezMM

      JezMM

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      Sorry no, the point of democracy is to vote for who you believe in regardless of the strategic chances.

      Agreed in full, but the system unfortunately is not built for that anymore.  For what it's worth I had no intent to guilt and while I don't go for your angle, I do "get it".

      I'm genuinely curious though, as someone who wants to vote the way you do but has been convinced by others that it's not the way to go - what do you feel are the benefits of sticking to your guns and voting for what you truly believe in, rather than attempting to play the long game by voting tactically?

       

      (I also just wanna mention for clarity in my personal anecdote above... you referred to "voting green" above as if it's something a leftist wouldn't do, I'm not sure what that means in american terms so I just want to mention for anyone unfamiliar that when I said I align with the green party, I'm talking about the UK's green party, which is one of the most left-wing parties we have, I'm pretty dang socialist and concerned with parties that address the concerns of our most vulnerable).

    11. KHCast

      KHCast

      You support a candidate you want and help smaller parties by showing them there is still value in their platforms primarily. If no ones voting for them, there’s suddenly no incentive to continue pushing your party going forward. On top of the fact that by being in an electoral system, the damage from voting them is fairly minuscule (though as we saw with Bernie tides are changing on that).
       

      Besides, if we’re talking tactical/logical decision making, we had candidates that made a lot more sense for the position that had decent leads against the democratic competition, and somehow logic went out the window to most people because Dems suddenly last second rallied against them and threw them under the bus with a bullshit “socialism is communism/toxic Bernie Bros” rhetoric because they’d rather trump/Biden, showing us that collectively we as a society subconsciously prefer the familiar (aka democrat vs Republican) narratives even if the better options are there. Again, that sudden shift against people like Yang/Bernie really makes that evident. I don’t think tactical/best interest plays much of a part anymore in society. Or at least, seems to be very cherry picked when it matters 

    12. JezMM

      JezMM

      That's fair, it does suck that I cannot show support for more than one party.  We actually had a vote in the last decade to switch to alternative vote - where you can number your votes in preference order, so if your less popular candidate doesn't win, your vote can still count towards your second choice and so on (so I could've voted Green Party as my first choice but then "if they don't win, Labour is fine if it'll kick the conservatives out")... but because that wasn't in the conservatives favour (coz, y'know, it involves fairness), they campaigned hard against it, and the people of the UK voted to stick to our broken-ass first-past-the-post system meaning I have to choose between being true to myself and showing the little guy some love or just desperately trying to get the fucking bad guys outta here first.

    13. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      To be clear, when I say lives are on the line I am specifically referring to the Coronavirus, which has a disproportionate impact on the US that can be traced directly back to Trump's complete disinterest in managing the situation. I wouldn't be saying it if the situation didn't warrant it.

      Beyond that @JezMM is right. As long as we operate on a first past the post system it doesn't matter if left wing candidates get more votes than right wing candidates, as long as the right presents a more unified front they still win (see the election 1912 where the Republican vote was split between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, paving the way for Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency). The Electoral College makes it even worse because a relatively small number of third party votes can tip an entire state toward one side or the other, as seen in 2000 where the Green Party's Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the race by siphoning off a mere 537 liberal votes in Florida.

    14. KHCast

      KHCast

      And since 2000 the country has grown immensely, and become more radicalized in its “dem vs rep” narrative, and I really don’t see any of the states that’s electoral votes matter, being swayed due to 3rd party given how most of them are usually hard blue or hard red. One example 20 years ago isn’t enough to instill worry of the “harm 3rd party does”.
       

      I’ll put money down that this election, numbers wouldn’t change much if 3rd party voters went one way or another. And again, liberals know this because for MONTHS they were hammering how much they didn’t need 3rd party voters and how small they are in the overall election.
       

      Should Biden win, this argument becomes null anyway.

  10. Fun Fact: It's possible for most of the Fire Emblem characters in Smash to be related. For instance, Chrom is Lucina's father and both are Marth's descendants. F!Corrin can marry Chrom's nephew, Owain. F!Robin can marry Ike's descendent, Priam, and their son, Morgan, can marry Lucina.

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Even in reguards of relatability, Roy gets the shaft. I think we need an Awkwardzombie comic about that.

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      It'd just be this with Roy as Tails and literally every other FE Smash character as Sonic.

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    3. Red

      Red

      You're not helping shake the series dating sim reputation with all that. I'd rather focus on the war stuff.

  11. The problem with Shadow is that the comic exaggerates his character flaws while simultaneously downplaying his redeeming qualities to the point of nonexistence. Before, Shadow tended to keep people other than his teammates at arm's length. In IDW he goes straight past taciturn and acts downright hostile, even giving Rouge the cold shoulder more often than not. While he was once a pragmatic and somewhat haughty, which sometimes caused conflicts, he was still fundamentally motivated by duty and altruism. Here his ego is in full control and he's already caused at least two disasters by refusing to listen to others and putting his pride before common sense. Basically, SEGA gave up on writing Shadow as likable or nuanced character, embraced the strawman "Ow the Edge" meme version of him, and are mandating that the comic's writers to do the same.
  12. I'm choosing to believe that Shadow was looking for a robot trader to get parts for Omega on his own and is simply uninterested in whatever Rouge's plan is since he's clearly not needed for it. That's a valid interpretation of his behavior here, right? (Damnit SEGA! I'm trying to be charitable here but you're making it really hard for me to keep liking some of my favorite characters.)
  13. ATTENTION: We regret to inform you that, due to an incident involving an experimental time travel device, one or more of your loved ones may have accidentally been paradoxed out of existence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and wish to reassure you that you will not notice their absence since, technically speaking, they never existed in the first place. 

    - Chuck Williams, Head of Temporal Research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  14. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/federal-officials-heat-ray-ammunition-lafayette-square-protests/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-protest-lafayette-square/2020/09/16/ca0174e4-f788-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/barr-sedition/index.html A whistleblower has reported that the Feds sought to use a "heat ray" (technology which had already been deemed too unpredictable for use in a military context) against protesters in Lafayette Square. Meanwhile Bill Barr has suggested charging protesters with sedition (i.e. Inciting rebellion against the United States). The Trump Administration has officially entered super-villain territory.
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