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Commented on 0c6.png

This would seem self-indulgent if I didn’t know this feel all too fucking well

Feb 15, 2013 at 08:52PM EST

Commented on a97.jpg

Somebody likes their crippled girls a bit too much.

Feb 15, 2013 at 08:51PM EST

Commented on Katawa Shoujo

@J_Wizzle I didn’t, but I wanted and expected to. Everyone I’ve spoken to who’s played the game said they shed at least a few tears at one point or another, and I’ve heard people say that it’s reduced them to sobbing and reevaluating their lives. Your Mileage May Vary, as with anything

Feb 15, 2013 at 07:12PM EST

Commented on Neil deGrasse Tyson

@Alenius Finally, a person who understands the definition of Agnosticism. People constantly talk about Gnosticism and Theism like they belong to the same category. They describe two very different things.

Feb 15, 2013 at 07:08PM EST

Commented on bdd.png

Takes on a whole new meaning when you think of cigars as phallic symbols.

Feb 13, 2013 at 11:36PM EST

Commented on RPG Parodies

>article about RPG parodies
>doesn’t mention Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden



DO YOU EVEN FUCKING SLAM

Feb 12, 2013 at 06:47PM EST

Commented on 435.jpg

She is displaying emotion, therefore fake.

Feb 11, 2013 at 06:01PM EST

Commented on Neil deGrasse Tyson

@Youyou Meme

Would MLK Jr. not have been just as much a role model if he had been white? Of course. In fact, he might have been even more so, because then he would have had nothing to objectively gain from the civil rights movement’s success. Both of them are equally great men, but MLK was pretty much as selfless as you can get.

Feb 05, 2013 at 08:13PM EST

Commented on Teh Brawler's wall

But it’s not coercion. Hisao didn’t force Hanako to do anything, she acted out of unrestricted free will based on her own motivations. Hisao didn’t extort anything or act to manipulate her will; they both saw it as the best action to have taken under the circumstances. I understand the complex and often very ambiguous nature of consent, but this isn’t the face of a rape victim. You can argue the legal semantics of it all you want, but that’s about as concrete an indicator as it gets.

And as for the next point, that’s again presupposing that Hanako feels there’s anything to forgive. It’s been a while since I’ve played through her path but as far as I remember it was very much a joint mistake. (I’d also like to point out that I think making the distinction between what can and can’t happen in the realm of fiction is far too deep a rabbit hole to get into.)

Feb 05, 2013 at 03:02AM EST

Commented on Katawa Shoujo

Whoops, got a little carried away. If you wanna continue the discussion then feel free to move it to my wall, I don’t want to spam the article. (Although keeping it perpetually trending would be nice.)

Feb 04, 2013 at 02:05AM EST

Commented on Katawa Shoujo

[…] And you could talk about how unpleasant it was for the both of them, but it wasn’t even close to rape. Hanako freely admits that she wanted it to take place in order to avoid losing Hisao. She may not have wanted the immediate circumstances, but she most definitely wished use them in order to achieve the extrinsic goal of trying to keep Hisao.

The scene was a result of the epitome teenage indiscretion, and was on its own vastly unpleasant and romantic, but that does not necessarily condemn it to being a poor literary move. In fact, as a representation of the utter lack of healthy communication present in their relationship it fulfilled its role flawlessly. It may not be immature to consider it bad writing, but it is immature to write it off as such because of an immediate and instinctive reaction without first examining the scene’s context and purpose within the story.

Feb 04, 2013 at 02:03AM EST

Commented on Katawa Shoujo

@Brawler Emotionally-charged =/= heartwarming. It’s not heartwarming, not in the least. It’s supposed to be stilted, sad, and feel very wrong. If you look at it as plotted on a standard dramatic structure curve, it’s most likely the point just before the climax, the climax itself of course being the revelations in the park.

Hisao’s intent was to break down the barriers Hanako built around herself, and Hanako wanted desperately not to lose him because she thought he would lose interest if she was only a friend to him, so she had sex with him as a way of trying to get him to stay. It was a poorly calculated and catastrophic action that under different circumstances might’ve thrown their entire relationship into disarray, but the catharsis that followed in the park was integral in their relationship’s survival. To consider the scene without also considering the breakdown in the park that followed it is a huge misstep to make when trying to analyse Hanako’s arc. (Continued)

Feb 04, 2013 at 02:03AM EST

Commented on Katawa Shoujo

Julian Q.: Her sex scene’s one of the most emotionally charged scenes in the game. If you’re mature enough to accept it as a brilliant piece of characterization and a great plot device then it should only improve your experience of the game, not detriment it.

Feb 04, 2013 at 12:55AM EST

Commented on Notsocool the Dewott's wall

Well damn, those two Extra Credits videos you posted in the “Games as art” thread have led me to sink a huge amount of time into watching their videos in the last few days.

In short: You owe me, buster.

Feb 04, 2013 at 12:53AM EST

Commented on Need Moar Lens Flare

@Ponicorn The sun doesn’t obscure objects that are in front of it with such a huge radius, and that’s not a sunset. :p if anything the light during sunset is dimmer because the light has to pass through a much thicker atmosphere to reach you.

Jan 29, 2013 at 06:36PM EST

Commented on Need Moar Lens Flare

I feel like Battlefield 3 should be mentioned here. The sun was your biggest enemy in that game.

Jan 28, 2013 at 06:51PM EST

Commented on NotAPoliceman

Don’t we already have an article for novelty accounts? Don’t get me wrong, the account’s awesome, but I feel as though this should be merged with the novelty accounts article.

Jan 10, 2013 at 06:48PM EST

Commented on 7fe.png

@iBlewupthemoon

Fuck as in “Fuck, I don’t know what to do”, not as in “LOL SEX.”

Jan 04, 2013 at 02:08AM EST

Commented on 27d.jpg

>comfort
>comfort
>comfort
>comfort

Jan 04, 2013 at 02:07AM EST

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