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  1. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    Is Jackbox still available? Thanks for your generosity!

    Is Jackbox still available? Thanks for your generosity!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    I myself experimented with polyamory when I was younger, and I found it wasn't for me. However, I do know two long-term polyamorous couples, one has been together for almost 5 years, the other a...

    I myself experimented with polyamory when I was younger, and I found it wasn't for me. However, I do know two long-term polyamorous couples, one has been together for almost 5 years, the other a little over 3, who have been "open" since the beginning. They all seem fairly content with the arrangement.

    I think it can work, but only for a very narrow range of people, who are a small minority even within those who are willing to try it.

    11 votes
  3. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    This may be a very stupid question, but what about Bernie running as Biden's VP, or some other cabinet position? As a major concession to the left-wing of the party, it seems like it might catch...

    This may be a very stupid question, but what about Bernie running as Biden's VP, or some other cabinet position?

    As a major concession to the left-wing of the party, it seems like it might catch some of those Bernie or Bust folks that otherwise would not vote. Asking as a Canadian.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Fiction writers introduction thread! in ~talk

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    Nope, but I hope to one day. English French, but never anything shown to anyone else. Almost entirely prose (short stories), but I've dabbled in script-writing. I mainly write genre-fiction...

    Have you ever made money writing fiction?

    Nope, but I hope to one day.

    First writing language(s):

    English

    Other writing languages(s):

    French, but never anything shown to anyone else.

    Formats* : Examples: Short story, Romance, Play, Screenplay, etc

    Almost entirely prose (short stories), but I've dabbled in script-writing.

    Genres*: Examples: horror, science-fiction, fantasy, etc.

    I mainly write genre-fiction (fantasy and sci-fi).

    Main themes*: Examples: relationships, violence, artificial intelligence, etc.

    I talk a lot about race and class. I draw a lot from my training as a historian in discussing the societies I write about.

    Link to Writing Sample(s)

    I'll fill this in once I have my blogspot or wordpress up and running.

    What do you expect to achieve with your writing (anything, either subjective or objective)?

    At this point it's just a hobby, but I hope to make a living off it one day, or at least supplement my income.

    Apart from ~creative, where do you go for feedback?

    I have a writing group that I meet with every few weeks,

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden in ~news

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    In an essentially 2 person race, Bernie only needs 55% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. I think that's pretty feasible.

    In an essentially 2 person race, Bernie only needs 55% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. I think that's pretty feasible.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Vatican opens archives of World War II-era Pope Pius XII in ~humanities

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    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for...

    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for incoming scholars. I hope I get to access some of those files eventually.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Amy Klobuchar ending presidential bid in ~news

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    If that's their plan, it might backfire pretty badly. From the handful of polls I've seen, Bernie is the most popular second choice for most of the candidates bases, including Buttigieg's.

    If that's their plan, it might backfire pretty badly. From the handful of polls I've seen, Bernie is the most popular second choice for most of the candidates bases, including Buttigieg's.

    13 votes
  8. Comment on Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020 postponed after multiple major companies cancelled their attendance over COVID-19 concerns in ~health.coronavirus

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    Good. Covid-19 seems like a pernicious bastard, and while it's not the end of the world, I think it's time all large events like GDC are cancelled until it blows over.

    Good. Covid-19 seems like a pernicious bastard, and while it's not the end of the world, I think it's time all large events like GDC are cancelled until it blows over.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed until Tuesday due to reporting inconsistencies and technical issues with app in ~news

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    I'm not normally a conspiracy-minded person, but if it comes out that Bernie won by a significant margin, I'll be convinced that and that alone is why this happened. Maybe because I'm Canadian,...

    I'm not normally a conspiracy-minded person, but if it comes out that Bernie won by a significant margin, I'll be convinced that and that alone is why this happened. Maybe because I'm Canadian, but I'm more likely to attribute this to malice rather than incompetence. That being said I hope I'm wrong.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Trump administration Middle East peace plan calls for creation of a State of Palestine, freeze on new Israeli settlements in ~news

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    Agreed. It seems to me that the plan is basically: set the status quo in stone, with insultingly minuscule concessions towards the Palestinians. I fail to see the point of even publishing this.

    Agreed. It seems to me that the plan is basically: set the status quo in stone, with insultingly minuscule concessions towards the Palestinians. I fail to see the point of even publishing this.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on 1917 (2019) — Spoiler-free discussion thread in ~movies

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    Just got back from seeing it. I agree with your judgement as a high quality but largely unexceptional movie. Besides the very long shots with well-hidden cuts, which is still impressive, I felt...

    Just got back from seeing it. I agree with your judgement as a high quality but largely unexceptional movie. Besides the very long shots with well-hidden cuts, which is still impressive, I felt that 1917 didn't really break any new ground.

    One issue I had, that was fairly minor, was the depiction of the Germans. I think there was a missed opportunity to have a slightly less unsympathetic portrayal of the rank-and-file German soldiers, but given the cultural legacy of WWII I understand why they didn't.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    GTA V is an awful, joyless game. I make a point to finish any game I buy, and I got maybe 10 hours into a game that has 50+ hours of content according to How Long to Beat. I don't know how anyone...

    GTA V is an awful, joyless game. I make a point to finish any game I buy, and I got maybe 10 hours into a game that has 50+ hours of content according to How Long to Beat. I don't know how anyone could play the game for that long. I didn't find any part of the game enjoyable at all. The controls are clunky; driving is terrible and so is combat. So when I got bored with the stupid, pointless minigames, and the unengaging story, even rampaging around the city in classic GTA fashion got old quickly.

    It's soaked through with cynicism and misanthropy to the point where everything about the game is just downright unpleasant. This is true for every single interaction, even just listening to the radio. People call it a satire of American life, but it's not actually saying anything beyond "These people suck, amiritie?" It's media for people who are angry about something about society, are looking for an outlet, but don't actually want to think about why they're upset.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are the best movies mainly set in a single location? in ~movies

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    Locke takes place within a car, as the protagonist, played by Tom Hardy, drives from Birmingham to London. The movie consists entirely of Hardy driving and making phone calls. It's absolutely...

    Locke takes place within a car, as the protagonist, played by Tom Hardy, drives from Birmingham to London. The movie consists entirely of Hardy driving and making phone calls. It's absolutely riveting, and one of those movies that's basically a stage play but in a good way. Apparently the whole thing was shot over the course of eight days.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    Yeah I meant someone with the impulse control of drunk Nixon, who once came very close to nuking North Vietnam.

    Yeah I meant someone with the impulse control of drunk Nixon, who once came very close to nuking North Vietnam.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    So based off what you're saying, the ball is now back in Trump's court in terms of escalation, which is concerning. He's mercurial, and if recent reporting is to be believed he chose to...

    So based off what you're saying, the ball is now back in Trump's court in terms of escalation, which is concerning. He's mercurial, and if recent reporting is to be believed he chose to assassinate Soleimani after choosing the option on a whim from a list. He might choose peace today but do something wild tomorrow. Seems like there's a drunken Nixon in the White House, with less heart or forethought.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on A genderless prophet drew hundreds of followers long before the age of nonbinary pronouns in ~lgbt

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    History has been thoroughly "cis-washed," for lack of a better word. This is a problem because it supports transphobic arguments that trans and non-binary identities are a modern day invention, a...

    History has been thoroughly "cis-washed," for lack of a better word. This is a problem because it supports transphobic arguments that trans and non-binary identities are a modern day invention, a fad. A lot of these are just bad faith arguments from bigots, but a lot of people are simply ignorant.

    9 votes