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  1. Comment on California El Dorado wildfire sparked by device to reveal baby's gender in ~enviro

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    But it's their constitutional, god-given right to be able to start wildfires

    But it's their constitutional, god-given right to be able to start wildfires

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Inside Roblox's war on porn - The game platform is extremely popular with children, and the company is waging an endless fight against "condo games": explicit, often sex-themed user creations in ~games

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    Ahh okay, I'd feared that my impression of it was incorrect. Everything I know about it is only ever stuff I've heard, and it sounded kinda like VRchat then haha. Thanks for the correction!

    Ahh okay, I'd feared that my impression of it was incorrect. Everything I know about it is only ever stuff I've heard, and it sounded kinda like VRchat then haha. Thanks for the correction!

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  3. Comment on Inside Roblox's war on porn - The game platform is extremely popular with children, and the company is waging an endless fight against "condo games": explicit, often sex-themed user creations in ~games

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    Calling it Second Life is kinda dumbing it down I feel. It's a pretty open ended platform, and people can import their own models, maps, sounds, etc. and make entire games with Roblox as the...

    Calling it Second Life is kinda dumbing it down I feel. It's a pretty open ended platform, and people can import their own models, maps, sounds, etc. and make entire games with Roblox as the foundation. There's even a Call of Duty ripoff in roblox as well haha. There are servers that function more like Second Life, with roleplaying and the like, but there's a lot of other servers on it that are just poor imitations of preexisting games. It's pretty prone to the latter as it's free to play

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  4. Comment on What are some beautiful/brilliant/inventive games that were panned by critics? in ~games

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    The PMD series has always intrigued me but I never got into it besides the first ones. My only gripe with them is that evolution was a postgame thing. Kinda killed my enthusiasm for team building

    The PMD series has always intrigued me but I never got into it besides the first ones. My only gripe with them is that evolution was a postgame thing. Kinda killed my enthusiasm for team building

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What are some beautiful/brilliant/inventive games that were panned by critics? in ~games

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    That is definitely my favorite way to play the game. I like seeing what the devs accounted for, or just trying to think as outside the box as I can.

    That is definitely my favorite way to play the game. I like seeing what the devs accounted for, or just trying to think as outside the box as I can.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are some beautiful/brilliant/inventive games that were panned by critics? in ~games

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    Yeah I definitely should have said popular reception, but I only realized after I posted

    Yeah I definitely should have said popular reception, but I only realized after I posted

    4 votes
  7. What are some beautiful/brilliant/inventive games that were panned by critics?

    In your opinion, what is a game/what are some games that were inventive/unique/original or just otherwise superb that you feel didn't receive the praise it deserved? Personally, I feel that the...

    In your opinion, what is a game/what are some games that were inventive/unique/original or just otherwise superb that you feel didn't receive the praise it deserved?

    Personally, I feel that the Scribblenauts series (Mainly the first two) are amazingly imaginative games that I don't hear talked about often. I feel that this is perhaps due to its being on the DS, a platform that was sort of mired in shovelware. I hadn't ever seen a game quite as painstakingly made as this one. The developers clearly had fun thinking of all the different ways to solve their puzzles. The soundtrack is also unexpectedly wonderful, and is very reminiscent (imo) of Katamari Damacy

    Edit: I suppose mediocre popular reception would have been a better way to say it instead if critical reception

    22 votes
  8. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    Thank you. I've been very careful as of late not to offer solutions or hypotheticals to people when they vent to me/open up to me. I guess I'm just afraid of reacting "the wrong way" and upsetting...

    Thank you. I've been very careful as of late not to offer solutions or hypotheticals to people when they vent to me/open up to me. I guess I'm just afraid of reacting "the wrong way" and upsetting her. I've never talked to anybody about something like this so I'm freaking out a bit. Thanks again for the advice

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    Therapy was hard for me because my therapist would ask me "What do want to work on?" and I would never really have an answer besides "I'm depressed and have no idea why". Maybe I'll try again; it...

    Therapy was hard for me because my therapist would ask me "What do want to work on?" and I would never really have an answer besides "I'm depressed and have no idea why". Maybe I'll try again; it would be pretty embarrassing to be assigned the same therapist haha.

    I'm usually able to speak pretty eloquently (I'd like to think); it's only when I'm met with deep conflict/emotion. Writing may be able to best help me. Thank you for your words

  10. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    I have. I'm just worried about when we actually talk about it. I don't wanna say anything stupid, y'know?

    I have. I'm just worried about when we actually talk about it. I don't wanna say anything stupid, y'know?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    Wouldn't something like "that's awful" or "I'm sorry" come across as forced or contrived? They seem almost like cop-out answers to me

    Wouldn't something like "that's awful" or "I'm sorry" come across as forced or contrived? They seem almost like cop-out answers to me

  12. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    I know this is pretty much an issue for experts but I appreciate that you replied regardless. Anecdotal information is going to be the most valuable here, as nobody will likely have been in my...

    I know this is pretty much an issue for experts but I appreciate that you replied regardless. Anecdotal information is going to be the most valuable here, as nobody will likely have been in my exact same position. Thank you

  13. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    I tried therapy before but it was during a nasty depressive phase so I couldn't make it to any appointments. I'm considering going through the motions of finding a primary care physician and...

    I tried therapy before but it was during a nasty depressive phase so I couldn't make it to any appointments. I'm considering going through the motions of finding a primary care physician and treating some underlying problems I suspect I have. Maybe then therapy would be smart once I know I can hold myself to it.

    Thank you so much for replying. It hurts so much seeing that she thinks I don't care, when I really just don't know how to better elucidate that I do. Your words have eased me greatly.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    I have quite the awful memory, so as best as I can recall, she told me she was raped, and it kind of shut me down. I'm terrible with super emotional topics because I tend to overthink every...

    I have quite the awful memory, so as best as I can recall, she told me she was raped, and it kind of shut me down. I'm terrible with super emotional topics because I tend to overthink every response to the point of not being able to get anything out. So I genuinely have no idea what to say in response to something of that nature. But of course, saying "I don't know what to say" isn't in any way helpful. And it just stopped it there. I got quiet, and she got quiet. And it ended there and almost certainly discouraged any future attempts to discuss it. I know I could have handled this leagues better, I just have no frame of reference.

    She isn't in therapy atm, and has had pretty negative experiences with therapists/psychiatrists in the past, so she avoids them. We've discussed therapy before, but she doesn't really have the time or money to seek help.

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  15. How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault?

    I've been in a relationship with my current girlfriend for almost a year now, and things seem rough right now because of an issue we're having. My girlfriend is upset with me because she thinks I...

    I've been in a relationship with my current girlfriend for almost a year now, and things seem rough right now because of an issue we're having.

    My girlfriend is upset with me because she thinks I don't care about her past trauma. She's told me, very roughly, what she's gone through, and I told her that whenever she's ready to talk about it, I absolutely will. But according to her, the last time she tried to initiate talking about it, I told her that I had no idea what to say. And this upset her and stonewalled the discussion.

    I don't doubt that happened. My problem is, is that if she were to try again, I might just very well do the same thing. I have zero idea on how to handle something of this severity. How do I ask her to talk about it? Is that something I should be asking? What does someone even say when given this information? I am not equipped whatsoever to deal with information of this magnitude and I'm at a loss. How do I let her know that I really do care about her, and am 100% willing to listen to what she has to say? I worry I'm too far in the doghouse to even make use of any of this advice, but any help is immensely appreciated

    Edit in case anyone was interested: We talked and we're okay :). She told me what she went through and I didn't handle it nearly as bad as I worried I was going to. Thanks everyone for your kind words and helpful advice.

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  16. Comment on Apple has informed Epic that on August 28 they will terminate Epic's developer accounts and cut them off from iOS and Mac dev tools, and Epic has filed for a restraining order in response in ~games

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    Epic really seems to be grasping at straws to try to explain why them blatantly breaking Apple's TOS and getting shitcanned for it is rude and anticonsumer

    Epic really seems to be grasping at straws to try to explain why them blatantly breaking Apple's TOS and getting shitcanned for it is rude and anticonsumer

    7 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Thank you! This'll definitely save me some time! What's your favorite post rock band atm?

    Thank you! This'll definitely save me some time! What's your favorite post rock band atm?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Vulfpeck! As a bassist, listening to Vulfpeck is incredibly stimulating and incredibly disheartening. Joe Dart's a beast. I've been digging the hell out of Dean Town, Animal Spirits, and 1 For 1,...

    Vulfpeck! As a bassist, listening to Vulfpeck is incredibly stimulating and incredibly disheartening. Joe Dart's a beast. I've been digging the hell out of Dean Town, Animal Spirits, and 1 For 1, DiMaggio.

    I've been thinking of looking at more Radiohead, as I've extensively listened to Kid A (one of my favorite albums) and Hail To The Thief (an oft panned album but one I'm quite fond of). I was debating between The Bends, Amnesiac, or In Rainbows first.

    I've been in a bit of a post rock-y mood, but I don't know any artists well entrenched in the genre, so I've been looking around on spotify

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've been playing Fallout 4 lately. I forgot how much I liked the game and the voiced protags. I think it caught a bunch of flak when it came out because it wasn't New Vegas 2 (Obsidian left some...

    I've been playing Fallout 4 lately. I forgot how much I liked the game and the voiced protags. I think it caught a bunch of flak when it came out because it wasn't New Vegas 2 (Obsidian left some big shoes to fill). It's not ugly as sin like 3 and NV are (not a high bar, even for back then). The characters seem a lot more expressive and the series needed a good facelift. I hope they ditch 76 soon so they can focus on a real FO game after TES6 comes out in 2030.

    Been playing Risk of Rain 2 as well. It's amazing how well Hopoo made the switch from 2D to 3D. Lots of fun characters, synergies between items/abilities, and general chicanery.

    Tried Civ 6 with friends as well. Not usually into Strategy games, but the simulation turn feature really helps out. Don't think it's something I'd make a habit of playing, though

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Twitch streamer suspended after accidentally firing real gun at his monitor in ~games

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    This is modern art. All of this

    This is modern art. All of this

    2 votes