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21 minutes ago, KoolHndLuke said:

There are plenty of days when I feel my estrogen peaking. That doesn't mean I will suddenly start believing I should be a woman.

Still oversimplifying. Plus your entire argument is "me, me, me, me" which yeah sure, that's you. Great. You are clearly not everyone else, neither am I.

You're trying to invalidate or diminish what other people feel or do because you can't fathom it being a real thing, which is great for you, but it's close-minded.

Are you being personally affected by genderfluid people? I'm sure there's shitty assholes out there but does every single one of them attack you on a daily basis?

20 minutes ago, Alkpaz said:

There is a term for that, it is called being Bisexual. If you screw both men and women you are bisexual, this gender fluid thing is just "feelings" and not a result of nature, unlike being gay or straight/trans. At least that is my own thoughts on it, that people are born gay/trans and over time "come out". This is why people like Jessica Yaniv are not what one would consider to be "true trans", but a cross dresser. (a person who "gets off" wearing female clothes). This was my understanding back in the 90s when this started to be more of a "thing" and medical advances made it possible to change from one sex/gender to another (HRT, etc)

What you're into doesn't change what you are, and if what you are is constantly in flux that's something for you and your partner to deal with, isn't it?

That you don't consider a trans girl someone who should be called a lesbian is a far cry from "if you're a lesbian and don't like trans girls you're transphobic or not gay at all." Thing is unlike sexuality which is a wide spectrum depending on what you like, gender isn't as wide. You got women, men, transwomen/men, and genderfluid people who aren't aware of what they are or don't know how they feel but sometimes feel more inclined to one or the other.

This also isn't comparable to sports, a trans female will have an advantage in sports against a biological female, that's not subjective, although exceptions apply. Sports is not dating, it is not relationships, it is not gender identity. It's a competition and someone with an unfair advantage will win over someone playing fairly. Besides that, what you think of them having a dick and dating a woman is entirely subjective, and crossdressing is an entirely different thing and it isn't related to genders or identity. Conflating these things is making a bigger mess.

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9 minutes ago, megamantaray said:

I'm sure there's shitty assholes out there but does every single one of them attack you on a daily basis

I live in Texas. Ever been here? It's only slightly better than say.....Mississippi in terms of redneck/hillbilly ultra conservatism- the kind that would gladly hang you for any fluffy-ness.

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4 minutes ago, KoolHndLuke said:

I live in Texas. Ever been here? It's only slightly better than say.....Mississippi in terms of redneck/hillbilly conservatism.

I don't see how that's a problem or even related. In fact it doesn't follow at all with what we were talking about.

Are you just admitting you don't have a real reason to be upset at these people, you just do because you're Texan? 

I'm not even trying to be sassy I don't get why you would mention that.

 

Edit: Okay, so you're just an asshole, that explains everything.

 

Edit 2: 666 posts oh no 

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9 minutes ago, megamantaray said:

Okay, so you're just an asshole, that explains everything.

No. I understand perfectly and stated my opinion. Then you asked in a roundabout way what I have to deal with on a daily basis and I told you- trying to point out that there is less margin for error in some places.

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2 minutes ago, KoolHndLuke said:

No. I understand perfectly and stated my opinion. Then you asked in a roundabout way what I have to deal with on a daily basis and I told you- trying to point out that there is less margin for error in some places.

Okay, but what does that have to do with "I have hormone spikes sometimes but I'm not calling myself a woman" or people "fooling themselves into believing it is not a choice" or genderfluidity at all. It literally doesn't follow, and even then it doesn't answer my question.

6 minutes ago, Alkpaz said:

As for the discussion, I don't believe in "gender fluidity", I do believe in bisexuality, and it seems to me, "gender fluid" people fit in just fine under the umbrella of bisexual. I have no issue with bisexuality, since I consider myself to be a bit bisexual. I mean I like seeing Vivi and DarkConsole naked. :P Then there is LawhornLeo, he is pretty hawt too. 

You don't have to believe in it, it's real enough for the people that do and they don't affect you or society as a whole.

By the way, being bisexual means being into men and women, being genderfluid is identifying as male or female at different times, for various reasons.

They're not the same thing. Sexuality and identity/gender aren't the same thing. I feel like it's a fundamental misunderstanding you have, and you're conflating those things.

Be it a misunderstanding or purposeful ignorance I don't know, but you should be aware that they're separate and not at all mutual inclusive.

You can identify as an male, female, or some non-binary bullshit and your sexuality wouldn't be changed. You could be into men, women, or trans people.

They're separate.

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17 minutes ago, megamantaray said:

Okay, but what does that have to do with "I have hormone spikes sometimes but I'm not calling myself a woman" or people "fooling themselves into believing it is not a choice" or genderfluidity at all. It literally doesn't follow, and even then it doesn't answer my question.

Fuck, I'm going to explain what I mean one more time. If you try and ram it down everyone's throat that something like that is beyond one's control based on feelings and deserving of special consideration or privilegethen most people aren't going to take you seriously. But, if you admit that it is a choice- which it is- then people would be more willing to accept it.

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12 minutes ago, KoolHndLuke said:

Fuck, I'm going to explain what I mean one more time. If you try and ram it down everyone's throat that something like that is beyond one's control based on feelings and deserving of special consideration or privilegethen most people aren't going to take you seriously. But, if you admit that it is a choice- which it is- then people would be more willing to accept it.

Firstly who's ramming gender fluidity down your throat?

The worst of the SJWs? Yeah they sure are, they ram a lot of things down people's throats. Same way you ram your opinions down people's throats too.

I guess all Texans are awful because a few are awful and I can't possibly imagine other people with other lifestyles and experiences than me so they must not exist.

Secondly, where's your proven evidence that it's a choice?

If you have study that went through it and the results suggested genderfluid people just choose how they identify I'll shut up.

Again, all you've done so far is say "Well I can't imagine this existing this way so it can't. In fact it's fake and it's a choice."

 

Edit: By the way it isn't just "feelings" there's more to it than that, it's an identity thing that's hard to quantify and that's the nearest possible word.

You're acting like you have really good arguments and evidence for this "choice" narrative but you've just given examples of how it doesn't apply to yourself.

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5 minutes ago, megamantaray said:

Again, all you've done so far is say "Well I can't imagine this existing this way so it can't. In fact it's fake and it's a choice."

What part of opinion do you not understand? Pretty sure I stated that at least once or since I didn't try to back anything up with "fact", then it couldn't be anything but. We disagree, that's all. I won't lose any sleep if you don't.

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5 minutes ago, KoolHndLuke said:

What part of opinion do you not understand? Pretty sure I stated that at least once or since I didn't try to back anything up with "fact", then it couldn't be anything but. We disagree, that's all. I won't lose any sleep if you don't.

Oh yeah, you did say opinion once. My bad.

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I don't usually do this, but I really need to vent right now.

 

Whoever designed the Towers of Time in MK11 is an absolute fuckin' shitcunt. It's one thing to have crazy enemy AI in a game, but having horseshit mechanics that you can't do anything about is an entirely different log of crap.

 

There are these fuckass modifiers that either reduce health overtime, drain your special meter,or give the enemy some kind of perk. OK, nothing too out of the ordinary with that. This is all in the "git gud" category of difficulty. Oh, what's that? Unblockable missiles that take out a huge chunk of health in the middle of your combo? Poison mines that spawn a step in front of your character every two seconds? Not being able to do close combat with the enemy because you'll get frozen solid? Getting punched a single time blacks out the entire screen? Other characters pop in outta assfuck nowhere to completely curb stomp the flow of the action, take out a third of your health, and interrupt your combo? Bo' Rai Cho farting in your face? Some item that falls from the sky that paralyzes you for five seconds so the enemy can sodomize you with the aforementioned perks and boosted stats? A motherfucking laser beam? Nope, absolutely nothing enraging about that fuckery. I love it when I lose due to things that are entirely beyond my control. I also really love that all this makes it practically impossible to use these towers as a way to practice your skills as a player outside of practice mode, because why would you ever reward your players' skills and effort without making them want to suplex their machine in a blind, frothing-at-the-mouth rage in the process?

 

Now, I have no problem with a game being hard. But a game's difficulty has to be due to the player and their understanding of the game's mechanics as well as their ability to apply that knowledge in whatever scenarios the game throws them into. It has to be fair and it has to make sense. Having to fight against an AI that can string together combos and knows how to counter everything you throw at it? Fine. That makes sense and presents a challenge based around skill. Having to deal with that as well as all the shit in the previous paragraph? Nope. Fuck you. That's some shit. I should lose a game because I'm not a good enough player to beat it, not because of some mechanics that I can't do anything about.

 

For comparison, I've also been playing KH3 on Critical Mode, which is (in)famous for being super challenging and frustrating. Every enemy hits like a truck, the enemy AI is merciless, you need to keep track of everything happening in every fight, and you need to have a proficient understanding of the game's mechanics and all the enemies' behavior if you want to make any kind of progress. I won't even get into the anus-clenching terrors that are the super bosses. Lemme tell ya, I've died a lot so far. And I do mean, "a lot". I'm okay with that. Despite the crazy difficulty and everything that comes with it, the game is still entirely fair. Hell, there are people that have beaten Critical Mode without leveling Sora or changing his equipment, and while playing the game with Pro Codes (codes that can be switched on/off to make the game even harder by reducing defense stat to 0, not allowing healing items or magic, losing trace amounts of health over time until it reaches 1 HP, etc.). There are a few people that have actually managed to beat all of the super bosses on Critical Mode at lvl 1, with all Pro Codes on, and without taking any damage at all (Jesus Tittyfucking Christ). The devs of KH3 went out of their way to make the game as challenging as possible without the game feeling cheap. MK11? Nope.

 

It sucks that the Towers are so ridiculous because, aside from that, I really like MK11. It's fun, it looks amazing, the attacks are brutal and gory, the sound design is solid, and I like that the story looks like it's shifting away from the Cage family (not that I hate those characters, I just prefer the monks and the ninjas); but those fucking towers.

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On 2/23/2020 at 1:02 AM, landess said:

I'm pissed more people don't have a sense of humor, thinks everything is new, and it's all about them.

 

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Wow, that is the first time I even knew that there was a movie about SNL's Pat...... This must have been before the Coneheads crashed and burned?

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51 minutes ago, steelpanther24 said:

This must have been before the Coneheads

Yeah, you know this stuff (lgbt) has been around a long time. While not mainstream, it also didn't garner much in the way of hate or disapproval. People seemed to look, shake heads at the most, and moved on. Who here was a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan at the midnight shows on the weekends in the 70's?

 

Anyways, add the internet for unrestricted personal 'opinion', and legalized gay marriage, and now it's worse than ever. Personally I feel Blacks have way more reason to laugh at the foolishness than anyone. It's like the flavor-of-the-month minorities want to 'cut line'.

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20 minutes ago, landess said:

Yeah, you know this stuff (lgbt) has been around a long time. While not mainstream, it also didn't garner much in the way of hate or disapproval. People seemed to look, shake heads at the most, and moved on. Who here was a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan at the midnight shows on the weekends in the 70's?

 

Anyways, add the internet for unrestricted personal 'opinion', and legalized gay marriage, and now it's worse than ever. Personally I feel Blacks have way more reason to laugh at the foolishness than anyone. It's like the flavor-of-the-month minorities want to 'cut line'.

You're probably thinking of Japan. In Japan they just assumed that the LGBT movement was mostly a youth thing that people would adopt a more socially acceptable behavior later in life. The sad thing is that Americans are much more violent about their opinions. LGBT people were more likely to be attacked on the streets in the U.S. and still are.

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38 minutes ago, landess said:

HUH? I'm thinking of myself, and my observations during the '70's

In terms of media it was an experimental time.

 

I guess in the grand scheme of things every decade is an experimental time. Same way that Shakespeare plays cannot be held up today yet still has a solid following due to the culture and language of that time keeping it truly unique.

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22 hours ago, landess said:

Yeah, you know this stuff (lgbt) has been around a long time. While not mainstream, it also didn't garner much in the way of hate or disapproval. People seemed to look, shake heads at the most, and moved on. Who here was a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan at the midnight shows on the weekends in the 70's?

 

Anyways, add the internet for unrestricted personal 'opinion', and legalized gay marriage, and now it's worse than ever. Personally I feel Blacks have way more reason to laugh at the foolishness than anyone. It's like the flavor-of-the-month minorities want to 'cut line'.

Yep and can belt out a few songs (not that anyone would enjoy hearing me sing) from RHPS, but yes that was a time when it was edgy and weird and among the weirdo crowd (who would play D+D and study computers, join math club etc.).   Now it is .....mainstream.   A person with multi pastel colored hair works in our building and everyone just shrugs and goes about their business, which is progress to be certain.    Perhaps I miss my youth, but that would be the kind of person I would have talked to back in the 80s....the outcasts, the rebels, the weirdos.  And before anyone says "yea talk to her now", that is an entirely different reason to not do that.   Older men talking to much younger women (except for business purposes) can come off as a bit creepy. 

 

That leads into my rant, we seem to have lost that ability to talk to those we find different or who have fundamental disagreements in person.  On the internet, things are still open.    I (sometimes) enjoy reading MMR's  points on whatever social justice cause that she is bearing the flag for at that time.

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On 2/26/2020 at 10:40 PM, landess said:

Who here was a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan at the midnight shows on the weekends in the 70's?

We had that in the early 80s, too. The live band opening,, dress up, throw the toilet paper at the wedding, let's do the time warp agaiiinnn, guys in the women's room checking their makeup, so on. Hell, I knew a chief in the Navy who was into the entire scene.

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I live in a small town.  A new Italian restaurant is opening up and when I swing by to check it out red flags start popping up.  No licensing or permits displayed anywhere.  Nosy fuck that I am, I go to the county registrar's website and search.  Nothing suspicious, just a generic name with an LLC attached, so I go Secretary of State's website and enter the LCC.  I recognize the name of the registering agent and I know for fact he's a scumfuck scammer.  This 'agent' and his entire family are thieves and here's how they do it.

 

STEP #1

*Lease and existing property (like strip mall store front) and get a build-to-suit provision in the contract.

*Lease all of the equipment they can and do UCC filings to secure the debt to the name LLC.

*Open a cash deposit secured account with a food service supplier (like Sysco) with an extended line of credit.

*When the restaurant is ready open they hire nothing but illegal Mexicans or people who won't ask questions.

 

STEP #2

*Once the business is open, the only debt holders they pay are the suppliers.  Everyone else gets stalled or they get partial payments.

*It takes about a year for the UCC holders and other debt holders to get fed up and start legal action.  The supplier accounts are closed and the remaining funds are remitted to the LLC.

*The scumfuck scammer owners dissolve the LLC, the restaurant closes without notice, and the employees don't get whatever pay they're owed.

*With the LLC no longer existing the owners get to keep all of the money owed to everyone; they pack up their tents and move to the next county.  There is no corporation to sue.

*The build out cost on the lease space (which was heavily padded) was claimed as a business expense so they received tax credit for that fiscal.

 

Why do I care?  I don't.  It's just a fucked up way of doing business.  If you think this isn't 'a thing' then check out uber-douche Guy Fieri (Food Network star) and look into what he did in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  The asshole is low-tier famous and he's done it in multiple states (NY, CA, TX, etc.).

 

 

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