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  Mildly Interesting
Posted by: LoopyPanda - 11-15-2017, 10:15 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Plaza - No Replies

What it says on the tin. Too casual for Boogaloo Life but interesting enough to be worth making maybe inside jokes or memes around the post.

Mildly interesting things:

  • Pictures of mildly interesting oddities from your daily life, like your dog wearing a tie while looking as depressed as possible. Or a ruptured fire hydrant.
  • Random mildly interesting facts about yourself or things you find about.
  • Mildly interesting pictures from your timeline on social media
  • For links to the useless side of the internet, those should go in the funny link thread if they are meant to make you laugh more than seem mildly interesting.
Example:
Poster 1: I baked a 15 layer rainbow cake today.
Poster 2: Nice, I went to a martial arts tournament while cosplaying as Goku. I won first place! *picture of cosplaying while holding a trophy*
Poster 3: My potato chip looks like Josef Stalin. *picture of weirdly shaped potato chip*
Poster 4: I cosplayed as a Chad for Halloween. Ouch!

And so on and so forth. 

I'll start it off by posting a mildly interesting picture of a squirrel sitting in a tree that didn't move very much when it saw me taking a photo of it.
It seemed to like posing for pictures. Usually they just run off. Lmao

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  Wonder (Film)
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-12-2017, 11:00 AM - Forum: Metroham Theatre - No Replies

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August "Auggie" Pullman is a young boy born with a facial deformity who has been in and out of hospitals for years. With the help of his mother, Isabel, and his father, Nate, he tries to fit in at a new school, Beecher Prep, and to show everyone he is just an ordinary kid and that beauty is not just on the outside.






I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this film, especially since it hit too close to home for us. What about you guys?

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  Justice League
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-12-2017, 10:55 AM - Forum: Metroham Theatre - No Replies

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Months after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and inspired by Superman's sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince unite a team consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry, and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth, whilst the world reflects on Superman's death.



You guys hype for this film?

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  Syria declares victory over Islamic State
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-12-2017, 10:49 AM - Forum: The Boogaloo Donut - No Replies

Quote:Syria’s army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists’ last town in the country marked the collapse of their three-year, hardline reign in the in the region.

The army and its allies are still fighting Islamic State in desert areas near Albu Kamal, the last town the militant group had held in Syria, near the border with Iraq, the army said.

But the capture of the town ends Islamic State’s era of territorial rule over the so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across Iraq and Syria and in which millions suffered under its hardline, repressive structures.

Yet after ferocious defensive battles in its most important cities this year, where its fighters bled for every house and street, its final collapse has come with lightning speed.

Instead of a battle to the death as they mounted a last stand in the Euphrates valley towns and villages near the border between Iraq and Syria, many fighters surrendered or fled.

“There are some fighters left but they’re few. Small numbers is all I can say,” said a Syrian army commander of the remaining militants near Albu Kamal. “Some were killed and some ran away. They went toward eastern or northern villages.”

In Albu Kamal, the jihadists had fought fiercely, said a commander in the pro-Syrian government military alliance. But it was captured the same day the assault began.

This sealed “the fall of the terrorist Daesh organization’s project in the region”, an army statement said, using an Arabic term for Islamic State.

The fate of its last commanders is still unknown -- killed by bombardment or in battle, taken prisoner but unidentified, or hunkered into long-prepared hideouts to plot a new insurgency.

The last appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who declared himself caliph and heir to Islam’s historic leaders from the great medieval mosque in Iraq’s Mosul, was made in an audio recording in September.

“Oh Soldiers of Islam in every location, increase blow after blow, and make the media centers of the infidels, from where they wage their intellectual wars, among the targets,” he said.

Mosul fell to Iraqi forces in July after a nine-month battle. Islamic State’s Syrian capital of Raqqa fell in October to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, after four months of fighting.

But all the forces fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq expect a new phase of guerrilla warfare, a tactic the militants have already shown themselves capable of with armed operations in both countries.

Western security chiefs have also said its loss of territory does not mean an end to the “lone-wolf” attacks with guns, knives or trucks plowing into civilians that its supporters have mounted around the world.

MIDDLE EAST CHAOS 

As it did after previous setbacks, Islamic State’s leadership may now stay underground and wait for a new opportunity to take advantage of the chaos in the Middle East.

It might not have long to wait. In Iraq, a referendum on independence in the northern Kurdish region has already prompted a major confrontation between its autonomous government and Baghdad, backed by neighboring Iran and Turkey.

In Syria, two rival campaigns raced across the country’s east this year driving back Islamic State -- the Syrian army backed by Russia, Iran and Shi‘ite militias, and an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the United States.

Syrian officials and a senior advisor to Iran have indicated the Syrian army will now stake its claim to the Kurdish-held territory. Washington has not yet said how it would respond to a protracted military campaign against its allies.

Aggravating tensions -- and raising the possibility of turmoil from which Islamic State could benefit -- is a contest for power between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

It has developed a religious edge, pitting Shi‘ite groups supported by Iran against Sunni ones backed by Saudi Arabia, infusing the region’s wars with sectarian hatred.

A senior Iranian official this week spoke from Syria’s Aleppo of a “line of resistance” running from Tehran to Beirut, an implicit boast of its region-wide influence.

In recent days the rivalry has again escalated as Riyadh accused Lebanese Hezbollah of firing a missile from the territory in Yemen of another Iranian ally, the Houthi movement.

Hezbollah is a critical part of the Tehran-backed alliance helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Hezbollah fighters played the key role in ousting Islamic State from Albu Kamal, a commander in that alliance told Reuters.

ISLAMIC STATE‘S FALLEN ‘STATE’

Baghdadi’s declaration of a caliphate in 2014 launched a new era in jihadist ambition. Instead of al Qaeda’s strategy of using militant attacks against the West to spur an Islamist revolution, the new movement decided to simply establish a new state.

It led to a surge in recruitment to the jihadist cause, attracting thousands of young Muslims to “immigrate” to a militant utopia slickly realized in propaganda films.

Islamic State’s leadership ranks included former Iraqi officials who well understood the running of a state. They issued identity documents, minted coins and established a morality police force.

Unlike previous jihadist movements that relied on donations from sympathizers, Islamic State’s territorial grip gave it command of a real economy. It exported oil and agricultural produce, levied taxes and traded in stolen antiquities.

On the battlefield, it adapted its tactics, using heavy weaponry captured from its enemies
during its first flush of military success, adding tanks and artillery to its suicide bombers and guerrilla fighters.

It imprisoned and tortured foreigners, demanding ransoms for their release and killing those whose countries would not pay in grotesque films posted online.

The number of those treated in this way was as nothing to the multitude of Syrians and Iraqis Islamic State killed for their behavior, words, sexuality, religion, ethnicity or tribe. Some were burned alive, others beheaded and some dropped from the roofs of tall buildings.

Captured women were sold as brides at slave auctions. But as Islamic State was pushed from the territory in recent months, there were pictures of women pulling off face veils and smoking previously banned cigarettes.


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  Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct
Posted by: ShineCero - 11-11-2017, 05:09 PM - Forum: The Boogaloo Donut - No Replies

Quote:In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. The bars were closed and they wanted to celebrate. He was a comedian they admired. The women would be together. His intentions seemed collegial.

As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.

They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. “And then he really did it,” Ms. Goodman said in an interview with The New York Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”


In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C.K. to invite him to one of her shows, and during the phone conversation, she said, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke. Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, said that while she was appearing with Louis C.K. on a television pilot in 2005, he asked if he could masturbate in front of her. She declined.

Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy. In the years since the incidents the women describe, he has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times, created an Emmy-winning TV series, and accumulated the clout of a tastemaker and auteur, with the help of a manager who represents some of the biggest names in comedy. And Louis C.K. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy.

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Louis CK confirmed the allegations as truth: Source

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  Do you dream away with music?
Posted by: Z-Fighter - 11-09-2017, 12:41 PM - Forum: The Music Room - Replies (4)

I'm curious, do you have those moments where you dream away with certain songs in a way where you're the star of some kind of epic adventure, with the song you're listening to as part of the soundtrack?


For example, when I'm listening to Chronologie 4 by Jean Michel Jarre, I imagine that my friends and I are on a snowboarding track, with the motions and patterns influenced by the song, with the end phase culminating in visiting the Snowboard part of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.

When I'm listening to Oxygene 4 by Jean Michel Jarre however, I imagine that my friends and I are swimming over the course of a long distance to reach some kind of goal.

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  DBX 2: The Black Rose Discussion
Posted by: Vegetto - 11-09-2017, 12:12 PM - Forum: Commentary & Critique - Replies (2)

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: The Black Rose




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Hey guys! This is just another thread created for the purpose of discussing the story at your leisure. I wanted to create a separate thread for this because this board will just serve as commentaries and opinions about the story, rather than requiring you to review or critique something about it. Overall random things you've read that you simply want me to see as an author, questions about points that may be confusing, or just simple talk about what you read and what you enjoy/don't enjoy are all welcome here in this board!

Only rules I ask for are simple courtesy towards others when discussing things in this board and simple respect for my time. As well as limiting what you would like to see in the story to "suggestions". Which, to put bluntly, means don't just blatantly command me to write a shipping or a situation into this fic because you want to see it. I welcome ideas and overall different approaches to heroes, villains, relationships, etc. and have taken some ideas thrown at me before in the story, but I will not tolerate those who aggressively demand me to make changes without proper courtesy or criticism.

Thanks everyone, and have fun! Smile

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  Pokémon Cup Series
Posted by: ShineCero - 10-29-2017, 11:57 AM - Forum: Pokémon - No Replies

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The Pokémon Cup Series is a tournament style competition exclusive to the Pokémon forum. Depending on the number of players, participants will be able to battle it out against one another to earn some fancy new awards and badges, along with bragging rights of being the champion of a Pokémon Cup! Each Pokémon Cup is different from one other, designed to add variety to increased interesting and new dynamics! Thus, you can see tons of different kinds of Cups, each that come with their own rules and formats that might fit your preferences and it enables you to try out different kinds of Pokémon!

If you had ever played any of the core Pokémon games, the gameplay is always the same. Furthermore, all Pokémon Cup will be hosted on Pokémon Showdown, not through Wi-Fi on the Nintendo 3DS to ensure constant connection. In other words, you can participate in this Pokémon Cup, even if you do not own a DS/3DS! You do not need to download Pokémon Showdown, just simply register on their site with a username and password (which does not require email activation).

Each Pokémon Cup will always begin on a Saturday, starting at 10:00 AM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 AM PDT. You will have between one to two weeks before the Cup starts to build, practice and register your team. All Pokémon Cup is best 3 out of 5 rounds. You MUST save your replays on Showdown, and post it on the thread, otherwise, your match(es) do not count. Below is the common Pokémon Cup that will appear throughout the year. This does not include all the special Pokémon Cups, only the recurring ones.

Regular Pokémon Cups
  • Customary Clash: Standard Pokémon Battle in Singles/Doubles.
  • Randomization Frenzy: Standard Pokémon Battle in Singles/Doubles format.
  • Anything Goes: Standard Pokémon Battle without restriction. 
Recurring Special Cups
  • Super Little League
  • Soaring Legends
  • Ultra Beasts Invasion
And much more!

By participating and/or winning a Pokémon Cup, you will be awarded these prizes. Some Pokémon Cups have other unique prizes from time to time. Awards are based on your achievements in the Pokémon Cup Series.
  • PokéBall – Participate in a Pokémon Cup.
  • PokéDoll – Participate in a Special Pokémon Cup.
  • Special Cup Badges – Win a Special Pokémon Cup (Each Badges are different).
  • Premier Ball – Win in Customary Clash or Randomization Cup.
  • Great Ball – Win Customary Clash or Randomization 2 times.
  • Ultra Ball – Win Customary Clash/Randomization 3 times.
  • Master Ball – Win 4 Pokémon Cup (Winning Anything Goes Cup is required) and Win 3 Special Pokémon Cup.
  • Champion Hat – Win the Pokémon Champion Cup.  
Tools for Team Building: A collection of links you can use to prepared your team for Showdown before joining a Pokémon Cup.
  • Pokémon Team Planner: A VERY useful tool for team building. You can click all the Pokémon and see which ones would be the appropriate mon on your team. It also has weaknesses identification to reveals the common weaknesses in your team.
  • Pokémon Showdown: Online Simulator where you can build your team within minutes and practice with it. You can see which one works before breeding them in the game proper. Don't worry, it's completely free. You can battle other people and/or friends to test out your team.

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  This Game is Extremely Homophobic and Here's Why
Posted by: Grey Star - 10-22-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: Arcade - No Replies

http://steamcommunity.com/app/509800/dis...776293244/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/509800...t_Weekend/

Let's start with some context. In this game as far as I can tell, there's only 6 characters. Sofia, the bisexual incarnation of death, Anthony and Paul, two straight males, along with Rita and Alice, their girlfriends who are bisexual. This distribution of sexuality is just straight up unrealistic in what should be a realistic 2017 lakeside motel horror story but then we have idiotic police, people who think baths are the best way to relax after watching someone die, etc. It's, stupid and manages to be cliche with every horror trope I've read about and thought we moved past with the advent of modern horror back with Scream but in general horror's been, bad, so I'm not surprised.

This game is homophobic on three levels. These being a moral level, a statistical level, and a logical level.

On a moral level, it's shameful to have the entire female cast be bisexuals, and yet the only homosexuality we see between the male characters is through glitching the game to play heterosexual cutscene dialogue with the presence of a male character in place of a female one. It's stupid to have an entire cast of sexually loose characters who are fine with seduction of a friend's boyfriend and group sex, and yet the two guys don't even flirt despite the presence of several homosexual scenes between the three girls, and as far as I know this isn't even mentioned or justified, as the way I can tell they're all fine with having sex with each other as long as it's either male on female or female on female.

Secondly, I dug up the stats which were reported across multiple sites, here we go. http://news.gallup.com/poll/201731/lgbt-...rises.aspx 4.1% of the population report themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Despite this, we know the sexuality of the admittedly small population of ingame characters, 3 out of 6 are bi, 2 are straight, and 1 we don't know the gender of. This means 50% of the population is LGBT in this game, which is statistical improbable. I am not against LGBT people, but the stats show this level of sexual distribution just isn't realistic if we are to believe this could be any assorted group of people, rather than a specific one. And you can make the argument that Death due to her nature as a force of nature, a cosmic entity, doesn't count for sexual distribution, and you'd be right for discussing human stats. But this means 40% of our population here is still LGBT. This would be fine if it were, you know, discussed, which as far as I can tell, it's not. The problem I'm pointing at here is that we have this cast of improbably bisexual females, and straight males. The lack of male homosexuality in these stats are what makes them unrealistic, because this set up is so statistical improbable and removed from reality that it breaks the little realism of it. Which leads into the third part.

There's no logical reason for two bisexual females to be with two heterosexual males without some sort of justification. Perhaps the two were girlfriends but then met two guys and were still close friends and thus started a group. Perhaps they were both two sets of friends who decided to do double dating to make it less awkward. But there needs to be a justification for the lack of male homosexuality as it'd be much more realistic for them all to be bisexual and close sexual friends than just a question of "why are gays not represented"? It's a problem for a game so focused on sex and nudity that there's two or three bisexuals and yet, not a single gay. The overall focus and handling teaches female bisexuality is okay, but male homosexuality is in this game, reality actually breaking down and is unintended. What kind of message does that send to the players and teach them? What does it say about the developer and how they feel about both females and males? There's no point in trying to "fix" the game to include something that should've been in it to begin with, but there is a learning opportunity to handle subject material with a better world view and less accidental (or deliberate messages) about how we are supposed to approach sex. Because sex happens.

Also where's the condoms? This would've been a better horror story if everyone died of lake STIs because they couldn't bother following basic health guidelines about infections from the water getting into their penises and vaginas in addition to the lack of sexual penetration protection used during sex. Just shows the game is a generic male sexual fantasy without any consideration for reality and how it works. And the best pornography is the one that makes you think and feel for the characters as more than a dumpster for semen. It gives emotional pay off to the sex and tension, rather than 5 minutes of titillation in a bathroom with your own hand.

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  Sadism In Games Used Constructively
Posted by: Grey Star - 10-21-2017, 09:22 PM - Forum: Arcade - Replies (5)

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Sadism: Noun.

  • the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others.
  • (in general use) deliberate cruelty.
Is it possible to use sadistic feelings in video games to form some sort of constructive outlet of them?

I recently watched an Extra Credits video entitled "Hatred - Crossing the Line from Violence to Sadism - Extra Credits" where the announcer states that sadism is cruelty for cruelty's sake, and the minute the cruelty is for some sort of purpose, such as vaguely defined saving the world, or the horror of the situation is examined, it stops being sadism. And this made me think as I tend to think of myself as enjoying sadistic outlets gaming and RP offered me in ways I could never enjoy in good consciousness in the real life. Mostly because sadistic pleasure on real, anything, is wrong. I even humanize inanimate objects like wood blocks and feel bad about hurting them when I stop to think about my violent rage outbursts. And yet, Extra Credits stated sadism has to be inflicted on real people, so my cases of sadism is one example of not sadism, and one example of close to sadism but not really, so I don't really have sadistic tendencies? Only violent ones?

So the thing is, I thoroughly enjoy inflicting pain in certain situations. There's two primary situations of this. The first, and the more comical and harmless situation, is there I really enjoy games like Orcs Must Die where the feedback system is more or less how either efficiently, or inventively, inflict pain and suffering on a bunch of chaotic evil orcs to prevent them from eating babies. Which of course violates what Extra Credits stated in two measures, first there is a good justification for killing the orcs, that is they want to eat human babies, and secondly the orcs also aren't real human beings, or humanized in any other way then "I stubbed my toe from getting arrows shot at me!" The entire system revolves around either efficient blood and gore and the sound of pain being spewed out, or the inventive figuring out how many, how much punishment, and how to put your traps to get as many high combos as possible by inflicting several different sources of pain onto the enemy. Both of which solve a logic desire fulfilled by puzzle management, and a sadistic desire fulfilled by the feedback of "MOMMY!" in loud comical voice acting. And I enjoy these games much more than I probably should, maybe I need help due to just how fun it is to both inflict the pain, but also how I think about it and how much. While I find actual violence deplorable, in this situation I actually relish in a chance to indulge in those emotions, rather shamelessly.

In a more questionable situation, in a lot of RPs I run, or cases where I play a solo antihero, I find myself looking to use pain as a weapon to use against other characters and either as a plot driver, or as a way to solve a plot. When playing a villain, this often comes down to torturing the heroes to discourage them, committing gruesome acts to intimidate the heroes or their allies, or even wholesale breaking of a character's mind through very personal and very visceral efforts to show that resistance is futile but also that the villain will enjoy destroying those who oppose him. When playing an anti hero, this often involves holding innocents or things someone loves hostage to force either another hero or the villain to assist the character themself in some way, targeting the emotions of someone to break apart their combat psyche and force them to redefine what they value by getting their emotions so worked up that they break down, or even just avoiding effiecent fighting for the sake of causing someone else pain, such as favoring impaling the limbs over neck slashes.

Yet most of these sadistic incidents, are for a purpose in some way. Evil or good. In OMD it's always saving the world, even if I prioritize inflicting pain over saving babies. As a villain, it's to advance some over all goal such as world domination or gain of power. As an antihero, it's to stop an even bigger evil or to defeat someone in combat.

So are these tendencies true sadism? Are they just violence without the true requirements for sadism despite desiring the infliction of pain? Are these feelings used for constructive outlets? Can sadistic feelings be used for constructive outlets? Should I see professional help?

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