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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

Addictive proprietary videogames, although right now I am surviving without any games or emulators installed. It's just depression getting worse. I can't do anything but procrastinate. I hate myself.

EDIT: I listen to the soundtrack of those nostalgic games to compensate a bit.

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rosalique wrote

I understand this all too well. I deleted a WoW account I've had since vanilla years to break that temptation once and for all.

Now I play roguelites because they frustrate me enough to stop playing on my own accord!

Don't beat yourself up over feeling depressed though. We've all been there.

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amongstclouds wrote

Go to f/roguelike!

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GrimWillow wrote

Fuck yes! My favorite genre.

Well, technically I like any procedurally generated content most, but roguelikes do that well. I've been dreaming of infinite exploration and generated novelty in games since I was younger.

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161 wrote

Me too conrad :( I'm trying to cut the cord though. In fact, if you know anyone who might want to buy a Steam account, let me know x

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GrimWillow wrote

Rick and Morty. I can't help but love the style of the form. They really have taken contour of humanoid objects to another level.

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amongstclouds wrote

It's only the fan base that's the real problem.

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Catsforfun wrote

No there was a problem with sexism and how females were represented, but it's gotten better now that they have women writers

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amongstclouds wrote

You're right, I didn't even consider that. I actually enjoyed the writing in season three -- but the citadel episode should have been the finale imo.

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sudo wrote

Unrelated, but why do people sometimes use "women" as an adjective, like you did in your comment? AFAIK, it was only used as a noun, until I saw people start using it as an adjective a couple of years ago. It still sounds bizarre to me.

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Catsforfun wrote

interesting question, I would say it is because the default is assumed to be male

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sudo wrote

I meant instead of "female". E.g. "There aren't enough women engineers," instead of "There aren't enough female engineers." The first one sounds wrong.

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Catsforfun wrote

i guess cuz people don't call themselves females and males, typically those words are used more scientifically. people usually want to refer to themselves as men or women (or various other categories). I'm pulling this out of my ass though...

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sudo wrote

Yeah, that's using male/female as a noun, which is also wrong (they are adjectives). So I guess it is people trying to avoid using the word "female" as a noun, but overextending and avoiding using it properly as an adjective, and instead opting for woman/women as an adjective, which sounds weird and wrong.

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yaaqov wrote

On what grounds is it "wrong" to use 'male' and 'female' as nouns? Who decides that?

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sudo wrote

Common usage. Besides, if you say, "I saw a female walking down the street the other day," not only will you sound like the Ferengi, but that implies that you don't respect that person's humanity. We can refer to animals as "males" and "females", but don't refer to people that way.

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yaaqov wrote (edited )

I mean... people do refer to people that way, in some contexts, just as some people (as we have seen just in this thread) use 'man' and 'woman' as adjectives. When is exactly is usage "common" enough to be common usage?

Let me be clear about what I'm trying to push against: It's not that I think it's necessarily good to refer to people using 'male' and 'female' as nouns. (In fact, it's probably harmful in the sense that referring to people we don't know by gendered labels in the first place helps maintain violent cisheteropatriarchal views of gender.)

Rather, I don't think it's useful to think about some particular structure of language (which in my view includes the distributions of particular words) as being 'right' or 'wrong' in the first place. Language is arbitrary, and each variation on the human linguistic faculty that exists—whether a "distinct language", a local or socially-restricted dialect or variety, or the idiosyncratic usages of one person or social circle—is equally valid, equally expressive, equally "logical". In constructing some language structure as better, or making more sense, or whatever, than another, we're perpetuating the same ideas that allow for classist and racist understandings of the language of some some people as being inherently broken, illogical, primitive, limited, or alternatively, as being more nuanced, more structured, more pure, more intelligent, etc.

Now, you might see a contradiction in what I've said here given that I just conceded that some language usage (gendering people on sight, in this case) can be harmful. I think it's both possible and necessary to draw a distinction between linguistic structures on one hand, and how we choose to use whatever given language we're using, on the other. I can say shitty things in any language; what structures my language has—whether it doesn't show tense on verbs (eg Mandarin, Guaraní), or makes you say what evidence you have for whatever you're asserting (eg Turkish, Aymara) or doesn't have gender distinctions in pronouns (eg Hungarian, Korean most of the time), or has more or less sounds than, say, English happens to have (like Hindi or Hawaiian respectively)—has nothing to do with what I can or do say with that language.

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boringskip wrote

I thought they were anti-fash and just using the aesthetics to make a point, then i did some more reading... still an amazing band unfortunately. It's really hard to find non-problematic neo-folk, but I've been loving King Dude lately. Seems chill.

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GrimWillow wrote

I had only heard of them when they were called out for their fashiness, so by the time I explored a bit more of the scene I just avoided ever hearing them.

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Shittles wrote

It's a toss up between motorcycles, and guitars both electric and acoustic with all their associated gear, accessories and heartache.

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rosalique wrote (edited )

Existing. (Also, Disney. Pocahontas is super racist. But the music is so fun to sing!)

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Mulan's pretty cool though, I think.

Is Kung Fu Panda also Disney? They're also cool, apparently people were impressed about how well they represented the culture they were portraying.

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Random_Revolutionary wrote (edited )

DreamWorks, same as shrek and how to train your dragon i think. I saw somewhere that the studio paid for a 1 month tour of china for the main design team so they could get things right.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Grease. As a feminist, I should be appalled by this movie, but goddangit, the tunes are so catchy and I have so many fond memories of watching it as a kid, even though I'm like, "How did you manage to sing along to "Greased Lightning" without noticing the words like at all?"

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GrimWillow wrote

Sounds like it could use reinventing. I think the catchy tunes could be seized and the meaning could be much better with new lyrics. The premise of the entire movie could be different too. I would watch a radical version of Grease with the same tunes in new context for sure!!

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sudo wrote

Jontron. I started watching his videos before he outed himself as a white supremacist. He's a horrible person in real life, but he has a talent for taking the piss on bad/weird games and movies.

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Tux18 wrote

Wait when was this? I've watched his newer vids, but I don't recall anything racist.

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Tux18 wrote

I'll have to rewatch them I guess.

That really sucks if that's the case. He was one of my favorite youtubers.

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Tux18 wrote

Even though i've been trying to make a move to all open source wherever possible (school is a bit of an issue in that respect). There are still several properietary games that I like to play that I just can't get rid of.