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Specta

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  • Birthday 06/08/1993

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  1. To be fair, his posts weren't accusing you of being a bigot, but serving as a cautionary comment that that kind of language is associated with people you likely don't want to be associated with in your arguments edit: oops i was redundant sorry
  2. Ah, no, not at all but I can really see how you read it that way so that was my bad for phrasing. Thank you for allowing me to clarify. We can and should criticize looters, vandalism, assaults and murders that have taken place, but my intention is to say there's an issue if we use this as evidence to ignore the reason the protests are happening and not have the discussion about racial violence because things like looting have taken place. Does that make more sense? edit: I want to add a tiny bit that in my head feels important. Ignoring the issue is not always an intentional choice that stems from this - if you find yourself talking more about the looters in a protest and whether that is appropriate behavior than about the systemic racial violence that sparked the protest, that likely is missing the main issue
  3. No need to apologize. Happy to rephrase. The focus in the OP is on things like looting during the riots and Disneyland choosing to redo Splash Mountain as evidence of the racial discussion going "too far." The talk of how some people have responded badly or what companies are doing to respond are kind of "lesser issues" that are being used to discredit or distract from the talk about violence again black people in America. If we're more focused on whether or not looters have "gone too far," we're implicitly (whether intentionally or not) saying that we'll only worry about and address the issue of violence against black people if it's done "the right way," which inevitably means "perfectly," which is actively impossible. It discredits the movement because people are essentially now focusing on debating if a whole lotta people have the right to be heard based upon other people's conduct during this time.
  4. I am glad you agree. If this is so, though, the way you presented your points in the opening post does look to others like you are among the people who are discrediting the issue by focusing on these branches that are lesser to the cause. If that was not your intention, I hope knowing this can help you rethink how you want to present your point for this discussion.
  5. I think anyone who has not actually had experience with racial discrimination should keep that in mind when debating this topic. It's going to seem a lot less of an issue from the perspective of someone who isn't really forced to live it. Keep that in mind when arguing against those who are obviously personally affected by this topic that some of us are more comfortably distanced from it. It doesn't mean you can't participate, but do stay humble to other people's experiences. My concern with the issue right now is that the media and some people are trying to force attention away from the actual issue of racism and brutality by highlighting and making us focus on things like 'well, but some people are looting during the riot' and other particulars to try to discredit conversation about the core problem. There is continuously such a focus on "this is an important topic BUT [...]" and a lot of people are summarily losing sight of the actual issue. Criticizing people who are acting badly is one thing, but not to avoid facing the issue that's underlying all of this. I am not saying bad things haven't happened during a very impassioned time and some people who genuinely may not even be connected to the movement are taking advantage of the situation in harmful ways, but when we're having a conversation about the disproportionate amount of brutality done against black people in America, I don't think we should allow ourselves to be distracted from considering these very real, life-ending problem by things like "some companies are responding in ways we may or may not personally enjoy." I am going to remind everyone here as a final note in this post that this is a highly charged issue for many and I want us to be able to handle it and listen to each other with dignity so we can generally leave more educated and introspective than we came in. That does not mean people cannot be passionate, since this is a close to home issue for many, but please do not give us any reason to need to shut this thread down. If someone is out-of-line and your only emotional response is to get into a mud fight with them, report the user instead and leave the thread and go do something else for yourself.
  6. I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON I CHOOSE DIE

  7. the best part about it is when someone said we should replace integrity with me that still applies to this day. timeless comment
  8. I always go female. I did it the first time, solidified her character in my brain, and now that's just how it do really be like
  9. I really liked fe13 and it's my most played game in the series still out of sheer enjoyment edit: good thread, op
  10. you very well might've been. trust me, the standards for 'best' are so very low ; p (for real good on you for being decent tho) the best impression I ever heard was one of my sophomores hamming it the fuck up during one of our class readings and doing the worst Russian accent I've ever heard in my life and that made it the most wonderful experience I wrote on his feedback form that he somehow managed to make the character sound like the Swedish Chef and gave him a bonus point on the assignment
  11. good luck in hs!!! it's not too bad. you'll be okay one of my favorite dumb things coming to mind was this one freshman that would Fortnite dance for me for roughly no reason I've ever figured out. literally, just come up to my desk after class, say "Ms Specta, watch" and just break it the fuck down. I don't know why he did that, but it sure perked up a shitty day. I hope lil dude is doing well wherever he is
  12. I don't feel like things like text speed are something we need to find "effective use" for. It's not really a deep-thinking game mechanic. It has no purpose besides letting you decide what's comfortable for you to watch text scroll by. It doesn't need to have a purpose beyond that. Slow for people who enjoy a leisurely scroll and increments up for people who get antsier but want to watch the text. There would be nothing gained by speeding up the slower text speeds because people who want fast speeds won't even be using those, so they literally do not (or should not) care how fast the slower speeds are I could see adding an Even Faster speed if the fastest speed isn't enough for some, but not taking away the option for the people who have no overlap at all with that demographic to have text scroll as slowly as it does
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