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Nintendo says there’s no place for gay marriage in its "playful alternate world" by Greyin waitwhat

[–]blackmoon 8 points9 points ago

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This makes me want a wii u much less ;0;

5 reasons to consider a no-strings-attached, basic income for all Americans by skookinin politics

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Where would all this money come from? It seems very inefficient to me, to give all citizens a basic income... why not offer a basic income based on what people earn? (that is to say, the more you earn the less "basic income" you receive, and above a certain threshold you get nothing).

I don't see the need to tax the upper class people a whole bunch just to give a portion of this money back to them. I absolutely think that those on no or low incomes should receive a basic income but this money doesn't come from nowhere...

would a race of intelligent chickens eat their own eggs? by frogsimplein just_post

[–]blackmoon 4 points5 points ago

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breast milk ice cream

Who would even buy such a thing?

Just checked, doesn't even have mint chip flavor. Complete waste of time IMHO.

Fempire game night: Loadout is a problematic, classist, buggy, unfun mess. We're switching to OpenTTD. JOIN NOW EVERYONE WE'RE PLAYING TRAINS by srslyin games

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RIGHT NOW? I'm leaving like right this second ;o;

secrets of thomas the tank engine by devteslain just_post

[–]blackmoon 2 points3 points ago

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That man is way too big.

Also he fits inside the boiler! So either the boiler is a fake and Thomas runs on... some other form of power or that man is constantly being boiled alive.

Also Thomas gains a fourth axle between the two pictures.

secrets of thomas the tank engine by devteslain just_post

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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

Star Wars, Jedi, and Violence by othelloin movies

[–]blackmoon 5 points6 points ago

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This is why I don't watch the prequels. There's a ton of good Star Wars material (videogames and a good number of the early books that came out before episode 1, also maybe comics but I never got into comics) that work absolutely fine with the OT and also are cool.

What's the story behind your username? by [deleted]in just_ask

[–]blackmoon 6 points7 points ago

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I never knew this, that's pretty cool

What's the story behind your username? by [deleted]in just_ask

[–]blackmoon 12 points13 points ago

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Some minor starfighter squadron that was mentioned in one of the early Star Wars books like once.

'Should i watch Star Wars in order of release or story?' "NEITHER. HERE'S WHY." by FWMin movies

[–]blackmoon 7 points8 points ago

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This would be great if Star Wars 1-3 weren't terrible

If star wars 4-6 isn't enough for you, read heir to the empire trilogy, x-wing series (not the newest one, stop after star fighters of adumar) I, Jedi, Jedi academy trilogy and hand of thrawn duology. If you really need a prequel trilogy, read the adventures of Han Solo.

So, uh, rape jokes. In my class. by blackmoonin just_post

[–]blackmoon[S] 7 points8 points ago

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Honestly I'm amazed at how many people are disappointed that I don't want to play with them. Like, what would make you think I want to take any part in that kind of thing?

I have not exactly been subtle about the fact I am a feminist who disapproves of their slurs thus far.

So, uh, rape jokes. In my class. by blackmoonin just_post

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Okay. That sounds like a good idea, and I'm sure the lecturer will listen to me.

Thanks srsly, you rock.

Lilo & Stitch (and Disney films by extension kind of) by blackmoonin FempireReviews

[–]blackmoon[S] 1 point2 points ago

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if you can't see the representation then it's not representation.

Like yes but also like no?

Yes it does really suck that we can't have queer characters in children's films and that really needs to be changed but when you do include queer characters, even in a minor way, you're at least pushing the boundaries of what is considered "acceptable" in a children's film and that is at least a step forward. Maybe it's only a small step in the right direction but it's a hell of alot better than nothing. (And obviously Frozen is not the only film to do this, I believe Para-Norman has had a more overt portrayal of a gay character, but when we're in a sea of children's films with almost no queer representation then this minor portrayal by one of the industry's longest-running and most respected studios IS still a step in the right direction).

But yes, I do agree with what you're saying re: POC-representation. I never wanted to say that Disney is completely free from criticism in this regard BUT I also think it's interesting that they're basically the only animated family films that you really see any racial diversity in at all. So it also seems like saying "well Disney just sucks then" (in terms of portrayal of minorities) is kind of not really fair because how many POC do you see in Dreamworks films or Pixar films?

Again, I never want to say that Disney is free from criticism because they're definitely not. But it seems like a few feminists are completely decrying Disney because they've failed to portray racial minorities but like every other major animation company has an even worse track-record (and almost always focus on male characters as well). Which is like, fine if you want to say "that's it, no more children's films for me because every company ever sucks" but that doesn't seem to be the message.

It's frustrating because it seems like things that are sort of good get criticized more harshly than things that just plain suck (in terms of diverse representation). And again, it's not that these things don't deserve criticism because nothing is perfect but I think we should all be aiming higher for a more diverse representation of people, but it sucks when it seems like the best ones (or at least, the least-bad ones) get the worst criticism.

Lilo & Stitch (and Disney films by extension kind of) by blackmoonin FempireReviews

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not to mention, it's based on the work of the racist Rudyard Kipling

Disney change the stories they're based on so dramatically I think this is hardly a fair criticism. To be fair I do kind of take issue with the way they take a fable or story and completely change it, I mean, as far as fairy tales go it's completely fair game to change the story, but I kind of feel that the adaptions to more recent works are a little problematic, especially since they then are forced to defend their interpretation of that story so strongly.

Obviously this is a complex topic but I think Disney do alot to differentiate their films from the works they're based on and that sort of makes them exempt from criticism that relates to the original work. With most adaptations we expect some level of accuracy to the original work and fans normally are expected to be disappointed with minor elements that might be cut or changed, but the themes of most of Disney's adaptations are so radically different from what they're based on that that criticism itself is unfair.

And it's that departure from those original stories that does frustrate me because they present these pre-existing stories in a way that doesn't at all represent the original work and is, in my opinion, blatantly disregarding the original author's work, as well as presenting real events in a "family friendly" way that is even more insulting and degrading to minority groups that are already oppressed (ie. Mulan and Pocahontas).

me irl by natin me_irl

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what is this from?

Soulmates by [deleted]in just_post

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Like, I sort of really want to?

I mean, if I believe in a soul and an afterlife or reincarnation and all that (which I really, really want to) then yes, sort of? Like, I really love my best friend. Maybe he's my soulmate?

But then, I sort of have so many cool people in my life, and I really, really want to see them all again, and I hope that I will in an afterlife/next life. Maybe not all at once, y'know? Or even in the same life? Like, if I'm reincarnated, I might not see my friend for like, a couple of lives, but maybe I will after three reincarnations?

I guess the thing is I'm kind of close to believing in this (in very vague terms, of course), but with the idea that we have like a million soulmates or something (because I am polyamorous so the idea of just one is kind of silly to me, especially since I also sort of believe like my mum is my soulmate too? But not in a romantic way or anything. Y'know? Like our souls are intertwined and stuff).

But yeah. The idea that you're destined to meet at least some of your soulmates is definately one that I like and I hope happens and if I believed in reincarnation/afterlives then I would also believe in soulmates.

i'm finally watching The Legend of Korra and i have a lot of mixed feelings by skookinin television

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I kind of prefer Korra to TLA. I think TLA tried to be funny at alot of points where it didn't really work, y'know? I loved TLA but sometimes it was just like "hey look how funny I am look at me guise". Like, some of the humour (mostly Sokka's) really worked, but some of it just felt flat?

Whereas Korra has some "funny" characters, but doesn't try to always push it's "serious" characters into the "funny" spotlight?

I dunno, the equalist stuff never really got to me because it seemed like the manipulation of a few select individuals more than anything but maybe I need to rewatch it.

EDIT: Season 2 drops the equalist stuff and goes in a different direction, and it's pretty clear season 3 will be heading in a completely new direction too. I think I actually preferred the S1 direction to the S2 one because the S2 one feels like it was really trying to be super-epic and save the world like TLA, but I preferred the smaller scope of Korra. THAT SAID they really did some cool stuff with season 2 so I don't want to complain too much.

That must have been humiliating by [deleted]in just_post

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I don't mind adaptations but the hobbit films are a special effects mess

We'll the first one was, I'm assuming the second was as well

TwitchPlaysPokemon just beat the Elite 4 + Blue by blackmoonin just_post

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Literally happened 30 minutes before I got home from work ;o;