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  1. Comment on Thinking about death in ~talk

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    I'm not talking about actively helping your grandma along to the other side, but she should have the ability to refuse treatment unless she is legally declared as not mentally able to care for...

    I'm not talking about actively helping your grandma along to the other side, but she should have the ability to refuse treatment unless she is legally declared as not mentally able to care for herself.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Thinking about death in ~talk

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    I absolutely agree that we take it too far. Humans have always had an obsession with immortality, with escaping death at all costs. I don't think that's a good way to look at it. Death will come...

    I absolutely agree that we take it too far. Humans have always had an obsession with immortality, with escaping death at all costs. I don't think that's a good way to look at it. Death will come to us all, at one point or another, it is the only thing that can be said for certain. You have to make peace with that fact, or run from it for your entire life.

    The UN Human Rights charta states very clearly in Article 3 that Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. I think that this should be expanded that everyone also has a right to a death in dignity. If informed consent is given, everyone should be able to pass in peace. A few countries have the option for assisted suicide, and I know that even in the ones that don't, doctors usually help people along when the end is near with unhealthy doses of drugs like morphine where life extending treatments would maybe be possible but really not worthwhile anymore.

    At the very least, everyone has a right to refuse treatment, because it is always voluntary. @mrbig I don't know the laws of your country, but how can it be that a person actively refusing things like IV injections is getting them anyway?

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What are you drinking tonight/this weekend? in ~food

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    40ml of gin to like ~300ml of tonic. It tastes nice without being too alcoholic.

    40ml of gin to like ~300ml of tonic. It tastes nice without being too alcoholic.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are you drinking tonight/this weekend? in ~food

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    I played Jackbox with friends yesterday and we made a drinking game out of it. I made the (poor) decision to go with dark rum; Appleton, to be precise. After about seven shots in the span of...

    I played Jackbox with friends yesterday and we made a drinking game out of it. I made the (poor) decision to go with dark rum; Appleton, to be precise. After about seven shots in the span of twenty minutes I had to stop and swap out for some Gin & Tonic, because honestly I was drinking through a lot of money without getting to enjoy it, and G&T is a lot easier on the liver. I like a local Austrian kettle-pot distilled gin very much, it has a really nice fruity aftertaste when the bitter goes away.

    During the pandemic, I have gotten in the habit of mixing myself cocktails and so my alcohol cabinet grew rather substantially. I am a fan of the classic Negroni for example, but in times like these I prefer more upbeat cocktails like the Cosmopolitan, the Jungle Bird or the Piña colada. Hot tip when it comes to the Piña colada: Don't use coconut cream, use unsweetened coconut milk and sweeten with sirup to taste. It will be cheaper because cream of coconut is fucking expensive, and also it will lessen the already sweet taste of your Piña colada.

    However, when lazy, I do find myself returning to Gin Tonic, it's just so nicely balanced out.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 9 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Apologies for forgetting to post this discussion thread on Friday! :( The end was simpler than I expected. No real implications for the rest of the MCU, just a powerup for Wanda and the revival of...

    Apologies for forgetting to post this discussion thread on Friday! :(

    The end was simpler than I expected. No real implications for the rest of the MCU, just a powerup for Wanda and the revival of Vision and nothing else. In a way, those are already big things for a TV show in a franchise packed to the brim with 200 mill USD blockbusters, but all the theories made it seem more involved. I suppose it makes more sense that Marvel would like to keep things like Mephisto under wraps for now, as the MCU is only just starting to get into the whole weird space magic shit from the comics.

    On the other hand I think it's nice that Wandavision focused more on Wanda's trauma and how she dealt with it in a fucked up way. I would've liked some more introspection from her about what she has done to all those people but the show ended to soon for that sadly.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Harry Potter video game will allow for transgender characters in ~games

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    Here are Schreier's tweets on this: https://nitter.nixnet.services/jasonschreier/status/1366743065663266828 Pretty great idea in my opinion. The reaction of the entire HP fandom to JKR's bigotry...

    Here are Schreier's tweets on this: https://nitter.nixnet.services/jasonschreier/status/1366743065663266828

    Pretty great idea in my opinion. The reaction of the entire HP fandom to JKR's bigotry has been pretty great.

    I hope someone makes a trans woman and a video of her just "menacingly" standing in bathrooms. It would be kinda funny to spam JKR with it on Twitter.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    If things cannot exist outside of her influence, I don't think they are real. Though I didn't know her kids were important in the marvel universe.

    If things cannot exist outside of her influence, I don't think they are real. Though I didn't know her kids were important in the marvel universe.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    The silhouette looked a lot like Wanda herself in her Scarlet Witch costume from the halloween episode, so might have just been looking into the future.

    The silhouette looked a lot like Wanda herself in her Scarlet Witch costume from the halloween episode, so might have just been looking into the future.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    I mean in my opinion her kids aren't real and Agatha might be pushing Wanda to finally confront what she's done. Wanda is the only one that can end this madness, it'd make sense I think.

    I definitely had some vibes that Agatha was more understanding of Wanda throughout the episode and had a bit of whiplash when she seemed to turn full heel at the end.

    I mean in my opinion her kids aren't real and Agatha might be pushing Wanda to finally confront what she's done. Wanda is the only one that can end this madness, it'd make sense I think.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on New York Times angers Italians with "smoky tomato carbonara" recipe in ~food

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    Watching this supercut of people reacting to it will tell you everything you need to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2Scfj4FZk TL;DR: He did everything wrong, like every single step in the...

    Watching this supercut of people reacting to it will tell you everything you need to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2Scfj4FZk

    TL;DR: He did everything wrong, like every single step in the playbook the man got wrong. if you build a pc like this it probably will not post, will not run optimally and will probably die in a couple of months. The fact that it was uploaded by a publication claiming to run a tech news website is laughable.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Barack Obama launches ‘Renegades: Born In The USA’ podcast with Bruce Springsteen in ~misc

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    Me neither, I was going by the image they show off in pocket casts. xD

    Me neither, I was going by the image they show off in pocket casts. xD

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Barack Obama launches ‘Renegades: Born In The USA’ podcast with Bruce Springsteen in ~misc

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    Pocket Casts seems to find Spotify productions for me, e.g. /reply-all/ and the Michelle Obama podcast, probably will be the same with this podcast once it launches.

    Pocket Casts seems to find Spotify productions for me, e.g. /reply-all/ and the Michelle Obama podcast, probably will be the same with this podcast once it launches.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Hogwarts Legacy lead designer used to run anti-social justice Youtube channel in ~games

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    Seems to me like @Adys identified the article posted as a trashy hit piece, which in his opinion might be below the submission standard on Tildes, which is supposed to be a place for serious,...

    Seems to me like @Adys identified the article posted as a trashy hit piece, which in his opinion might be below the submission standard on Tildes, which is supposed to be a place for serious, high-quality discussion. I think that's the point he's making. I don't know though, I can't see into his head.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Do you like your chair? in ~talk

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    The Secretlabs chairs are basically actually good quality versions of the the DX racers (and similar) chairs. I have a Titan (Softweave fabric) as well and can heartily recommend it.

    The Secretlabs chairs are basically actually good quality versions of the the DX racers (and similar) chairs. I have a Titan (Softweave fabric) as well and can heartily recommend it.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 7 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Well there we have it, the big bad is out of the box. In all honesty at this point I think it'd would've been better to reduce the amount of episodes and make them longer. This episode was just...

    Well there we have it, the big bad is out of the box.

    In all honesty at this point I think it'd would've been better to reduce the amount of episodes and make them longer. This episode was just getting going and then it ends immediately, it's getting really annoying.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Mortal Kombat – Official restricted trailer in ~movies

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    It's a pretty good trailer and exactly what I want in a MK movie. I'm not looking for a masterpiece here.

    It's a pretty good trailer and exactly what I want in a MK movie. I'm not looking for a masterpiece here.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Disney's Cruella - Official trailer in ~movies

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    You do need to root for the protagonist, or else why would you watch a movie? Yes of course movies with bad people as the protagonist exist like Joker or Breaking Bad (tv show in that case)....

    You do need to root for the protagonist, or else why would you watch a movie? Yes of course movies with bad people as the protagonist exist like Joker or Breaking Bad (tv show in that case). Breaking Bad makes Walt sympathetic by giving him a good cause for his bad actions, and the Joker just wants to be happy and is turned away at every corner from the people that could've avoided him cracking.

    Cruella is irredeemable, which fits a childrens movie as the villain, but is a problem if you want her as the protagonist.

    2 votes