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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Valkyrie-Favor Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Graphics? Huh. Lots of old games are more aesthetically pleasing than lots of new games. But new games can be pretty too. I mean...Legend of Mana has way better graphics than Battlefield. Just putting that out there.

Sometimes people make fun of me for playing old stuff, but I can make fun of them for playing new stuff and it's always Mario World that gets pulled out at parties :P
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Zing Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:38 pm

dsheinem wrote:wasn't sure if I wanted to put this in the Male Prvilege thread or here, but this seems like as good a spot as any:

http://mohandasgandhi.tumblr.com/post/1 ... le-brother

What an awesome story.

I recently read a book that discusses how all self-imposed social limitations are just that: limitations. We all limit our choices every day for irrational reasons, such as what other people will think or what we have been told by others is the "right" thing. The colour you paint your house, the type of clothes you wear, the type of music you listen to… the list goes on. Being free of these artificial limitations will someday be the norm for our civilization, but we have a long way to go.

In the meantime, paint your house in polka dots, wear the other gender's clothes sometimes, or play a game that gets bad reviews. Concern yourself with what you truly want and less time with what other people think you should want.
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Key-Glyph Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:03 pm

dsheinem wrote:wasn't sure if I wanted to put this in the Male Prvilege thread or here, but this seems like as good a spot as any:

http://mohandasgandhi.tumblr.com/post/1 ... le-brother

What an awesome story.
Yay. Lovely story.
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by harper Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:59 am

There was one time when I went to a yard sale and found a Nintendo game organizer thingy in the box and I was all excited. So I go to pay for it and this douche bag says to my girlfriend "You don't need to get him that Nintendo, he needs to get off of his ass and get a job." I laughed it off but after a while it really bugged me. I wonder how he would've felt about making that comment if he knew I wasn't a boy (and plus it wasn't a Nintendo :roll: ). haha

I think it's probably safe to say though, that if I wasn't like a "tomboy/lesbian" (I prefer not to use the word dyke), I probably wouldn't get nearly as much shit as I do for various things. But I just like what I like and do what I do. I don't make fun of the dumb shit other people like. I just sit at home and play some vidja games.
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Hobie-wan Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:42 am

dsheinem wrote:wasn't sure if I wanted to put this in the Male Prvilege thread or here, but this seems like as good a spot as any:

http://mohandasgandhi.tumblr.com/post/1 ... le-brother

What an awesome story.


Thanks goodness some people in that family obviously have their head on straight. Dad sure doesn't.
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Radical Lanzar Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:30 am

HELLO?

You weren't alive during the 8-bit era and the console wars? Back then adults frowned on children talking about which games they conquered. Video games were violent and for social outcasts. People have tried to ban violence, gore, and even outright banning all gaming. Now look, video games are mainstream despite popular opinion. It's no different from comics, Dungeons & Dragons and that devil's box known as the radio.

As far as the console wars go, we've had far worse than just 'flack'. All out name calling to laundry lists and debates as to why a specific console or game is better. This went beyond ignorance to elitism with justification. That's pretty sad.
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Re: It's okay to be you..

by Hyp81 Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:44 pm

Ivo wrote:People should not care so much about what other random people think about them or about what they do.

It is a pity that there are so many judgemental people out there that think negatively of someone else for the most ridiculous reasons (such as "he collects old videogames", as if that was a character flaw).


+1

I try to be completely non-judgmental when it comes to what other folks enjoy. It may not be my particular cup of tea, but if it makes them happy who am I to judge??

As a coworker of mine used to say... if we all liked the same things, the world would be a very boring and EXPENSIVE place!
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Dear Customer....

by Hyp81 Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:38 pm

Saw this article on Facebook and thought it was great!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-w ... 90690.html
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Re: Dear Customer....

by GigaPepsiMan Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:25 pm

I loved this comment.
Yeah, this story was very touching. Nothing like watching an older brother completely undemind and dishonor his father in front of his younger sibling. Especially when he let ol' pops know that it was "his money" and the father was going to have no say in what the younger boy was and was not to have. I wonder where the 17 year old got the money and if he would have had to spend if his dad wasn't paying for room, board, probably auto insurance and a cell phone to boot. The lesson here is that we have to ungrateful children who dishonored their father in public and a bunch of commentato­rs that have put themselves on a moral plateau because they believe that a father should not set boundaries for a 12 year-old boy. Way to go America.

His ability to see it from the other side makes me instantly like him. The way he worded it almost makes me want to agree with him.
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Re: Dear Customer....

by Inazuma Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:43 pm

I read this story the other day and it was awesome. Boys don't have to be super manly and violent all the time. There is nothing wrong with liking the color purple or wanting to play as girls in video games. It's a good thing that kid has such a good older brother like that. Sounds like the father is extremely homophobic.
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