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General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: March 05, 2008, 03:47:08 pm »
Re: adarias' analysis - interesting point that rargh! guy told me once is that he didn't like the movie 'se7en'. He said, by not showing the murders in that movie, you are forced to imagine how the murders took place. As a result of acting out the murders in your mind, you are complicite in them. I was like whoa, thats my favourite movie, now you are telling me I want to become a serial killer? Anyways, I bring it up to post a contrary view, that by not showing the racists, we are forced to imagine why they are throwing wrenches, and perhaps idea is planted in our mind as being valid. Bah, I sound like such a wanker, thats what happens when you try to say "im not a racist/homophobe". Which is hypocriitcal of me, considering I called Adarias a homo as an insult.

I agree, if the mockup actually showed the gay bashers as the baddies, I wouldn't have had a problem with it. As the game was designed, there was no way to win, it was understood that wrenches were going to be thrown at you forever. Which I guess isn't a bad lesson at all to learn, because it's probably true, at least figuratively... But it does make the stomach turn.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: March 05, 2008, 03:35:20 am »
I find explicitly discriminatory or racist things hilarious.

I'm not racist or discriminatory by credo, however I wouldn't hesitate to make a gay joke. I view all groups as equal, however some stuff is too outrageous to pass up.  :)

It must be really nice to be a straight white male and not give a damn about anybody else.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: March 05, 2008, 03:32:30 am »
The challenge is about turning a movie into a mockup for the NES. Without the context of the movie, the mockup is completely devoid of meaning... you can't sepparate the two so easily.

I will not criticize the movie, IMO it was brilliant. It did not depict killing a homosexual in a jolly tone, unlike mice's mockup.

@ Stwelin: Don't try to bend my words, of course pregnant ladies are not fair game. You can make a joke about killing them tough, and (likely) no one will get upset. Because pregnant ladies are NOT routinely killed, they won't feel threatened/personally attacked by the joke. I can't believe I even have to state this.

I really do believe now that mice meant no harm, he didn't even know that Jack was murdered in the movie. I'm sure that if he did know, he wouldn't have made that image. Can we please just put this behind us already?

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: March 05, 2008, 02:57:58 am »
Nobody was censored. I did not ask for the image to be removed, but I could not go without expressing my disgust with the subject matter, and I am glad he had the sensibility to decide to take the mockup down himself.

I will not get into the argument of whether his drawings were harmless or not. If you saw the image and description and didn't think anything of it, there's nothing I can say that will change your mind about that. Maybe you just didn't pay enough attention to the movie. He was not just any cowboy, and wrenches were not thrown at him out of nowhere, for no specific reason.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Mockup Frenzy #7: Cinematendo!
« on: March 05, 2008, 02:25:10 am »
Last off-topic message from me:

@ sharprm & Dusty: Pregnant ladies and babies are not a persecuted minority group.

@ vedsten : Exactly my thoughts. "American History X - Curb Stompin' Mania!" came to my mind when I read your comment :S
I can't believe tough that we still have to resort to drawing parallels between racial and sexual discrimination to make people understand that it IS a big deal. It's 2008, when will people just get it?

Last month in the US, 2 gay youths were killed as a result of hate crimes. 15 year old Lawrence King took three bullets to the back of the head by one of his classmates. 17 year old Simmie Williams Jr. was attacked by two men and then shot. Countless others are harassed and beaten every single day. I won't even get into the global scene, if you want to know just google "gay hanging in Iran". Now what were you saying about pregnant women?

Now on topic: I'm calling dibs on Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Mockup Frenzy #7: Cinematendo!
« on: March 04, 2008, 07:57:53 pm »

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That is of incredible poor taste. Are you making a joke out of gay bashing?
Was there a bashing? Isn't that the primal question of the movie?

The movie showed quite clearly Jack being beaten to death by three men, as his wife was telling her version of what happened to Ennis.
Now I don't know if you were deliberately trying to be offensive or not, but the point is that it is offensive.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Mockup Frenzy #7: Cinematendo!
« on: March 03, 2008, 10:50:51 pm »
"Brokeback Mountain: Flat Tire"

Jack needs to avoid the wheel spanners thrown at him. If he's hit too many times the pressure in the tire will increase and finally blow up...

That is of incredible poor taste. Are you making a joke out of gay bashing?

Archived Activities / Re: Smile 2007 - Part 2
« on: February 25, 2008, 10:52:27 pm »

 :lala: :sry:
I tried to do the thumbs up and down but... It didn't turn out so well :S

edit: well f me, i did one duplicate >_>;;

Pixel Art / Re: Cute penguin gba
« on: February 11, 2008, 02:10:59 am »
Very nice, eck!

Yay, my turn to edit!

Pixel Art / Re: old characters revisited
« on: February 10, 2008, 11:10:52 pm »
Wow, amazing improvement! I'd change Pixels' color tough, right now he looks too much like Kirby. I can't wait to see more!

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