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  1. Comment on 1982 video interview with Asimov, Wolfe, and Ellison in ~books

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    Harlan Ellison is a total fucking Dickwad but holy hell this was fun to watch. Thanks for sharing!

    Harlan Ellison is a total fucking Dickwad but holy hell this was fun to watch. Thanks for sharing!

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options in ~games

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    Sorry, I should've made it clearer: My intent was to move the conversation from CDPR exclusively and speak more in generalities. That's why I said I'll try to make it more clear in the future though.

    Sorry, I should've made it clearer: My intent was to move the conversation from CDPR exclusively and speak more in generalities. That's why I said

    and I'm not saying this is what CDPR was doing

    I'll try to make it more clear in the future though.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options in ~games

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    What if the point of the art, and I'm not saying this is what CDPR was doing, was specifically to portray that idea, though? That in this future world they have either moved beyond the need to...

    What if the point of the art, and I'm not saying this is what CDPR was doing, was specifically to portray that idea, though? That in this future world they have either moved beyond the need to "clarify" (for lack of a better term) trans sexualization because trans people are considered no different than anyone else. Or that trans people face similar, though perhaps not exactly the same, exploitation in this futuristic world that they face in the real world?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options in ~games

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    Criticisms of exploitation have always kind of confused me. It seems like theres a market for exploitation art (for example, Black Dynamite) and everyone seems okay with that, but other times...

    Criticisms of exploitation have always kind of confused me. It seems like theres a market for exploitation art (for example, Black Dynamite) and everyone seems okay with that, but other times they're not okay with it? Just seems like a double standard.

  5. Comment on At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting in ~news

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    What a total clusterfuck of a situation.

    What a total clusterfuck of a situation.

  6. Comment on TurboGrafx-16 mini Announcement Trailer in ~games

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    I thought this was that Kanye album he was talking about last year and I got MEGA HYPE. But I see it's just a rerelease in tiny form of the console. STILL HYPE.

    I thought this was that Kanye album he was talking about last year and I got MEGA HYPE.

    But I see it's just a rerelease in tiny form of the console. STILL HYPE.

  7. Comment on Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S. in ~news

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    Yeah, something about having to put my car battery in the oven overnight just doesnt sound appealing, lol

    Yeah, something about having to put my car battery in the oven overnight just doesnt sound appealing, lol

  8. Comment on Men in Black: International Forgets What Made the Original So Great in ~movies

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    Probably doesn't help that, compared to First Class, DoFP, and Apocalypse, I didn't see dick all as far as marketing goes. I constantly forgot Dark Phoenix was coming out, and only just now...

    Probably doesn't help that, compared to First Class, DoFP, and Apocalypse, I didn't see dick all as far as marketing goes. I constantly forgot Dark Phoenix was coming out, and only just now realized it had even been released.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S. in ~news

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    I need to move my ass to the northeast. They're doing everything I wish the midwest would. Shame it costs a billion dollars to live there.

    I need to move my ass to the northeast. They're doing everything I wish the midwest would. Shame it costs a billion dollars to live there.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Linda Fairstein Attacks Her Portrayal in ‘When They See Us’ in ~tv

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    Even a cursory look into the Central Park Five kind of tells the story, though. She can be buttmad about her and the police's portrayal all she wants but the facts and her behaviors don't change....

    Even a cursory look into the Central Park Five kind of tells the story, though. She can be buttmad about her and the police's portrayal all she wants but the facts and her behaviors don't change.

    That whole case was a farce from the start.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Netflix renews 'Russian Doll' for a second season in ~tv

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    Truthfully I'm not sure how they'll explain the final moments of season one. Seemed more like an artistic finale than a plot-based one, and those dont typically lend themselves easily to continuation.

    and had nowhere to go from there

    Truthfully I'm not sure how they'll explain the final moments of season one. Seemed more like an artistic finale than a plot-based one, and those dont typically lend themselves easily to continuation.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome in ~tech

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    Agree to disagree. A headline is typically 10 or fewer words on an article with hundreds and hundreds of them. Focusing on errant or misleading titles and blowing them up to flavor the entire...

    a big stain

    Agree to disagree. A headline is typically 10 or fewer words on an article with hundreds and hundreds of them. Focusing on errant or misleading titles and blowing them up to flavor the entire article's points seems a little presumptuous to me, but maybe I'm the weirdo here.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome in ~tech

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    Are we to believe sensationalized headlines discount an entire article's worth of work? Seems like an easy way to discredit the hard work of a writer by way of criticizing marketing techniques...

    Are we to believe sensationalized headlines discount an entire article's worth of work?

    Seems like an easy way to discredit the hard work of a writer by way of criticizing marketing techniques without having to do any of the dirty work of proving the writer incorrect categorically.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What is your favorite Wikipedia page? in ~talk

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    That line is straight out of a Douglas Adams novel.

    That line is straight out of a Douglas Adams novel.

    16 votes
  15. Comment on E3 2019: Bethesda Showcase in ~games

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    Can't bring myself to watch after what they did with Fallout 76. I'll keep up as its announced though.

    Can't bring myself to watch after what they did with Fallout 76. I'll keep up as its announced though.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Ninja Theory's 4v4 melee action game Bleeding Edge leaks ahead of E3 in ~games

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    I don't think anything but government documents really "leak" anymore. Everything else seems like marketing stunts of varying degrees of brazenness.

    I don't think anything but government documents really "leak" anymore. Everything else seems like marketing stunts of varying degrees of brazenness.

  17. Comment on Web Design Work in ~comp

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    I considered squarespace because the missus uses it for her work, but I'm worried their platform is too sales-focused (given the whole point of their business is to more easily facilitate sales by...

    I considered squarespace because the missus uses it for her work, but I'm worried their platform is too sales-focused (given the whole point of their business is to more easily facilitate sales by way of easy-to-use marketing and retail tools) where as I'm going for something completely money free.

    It hasn't been removed entirely from the possibilities board yet, though. As I said in the OP, this is still in the planning stages so all advice is appreciated!

  18. Comment on Web Design Work in ~comp

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    I can handle the hosting and the domain name stuff, I just need someone to give me, as you say, a "nicer skin" for the website.

    I can handle the hosting and the domain name stuff, I just need someone to give me, as you say, a "nicer skin" for the website.

  19. Comment on Web Design Work in ~comp

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    I have, thanks for the advice, though! Truthfully I could probably manage to do it all if I just knuckled down and tried, but I don't even begin to have the willpower to do that. I'd rather just...

    I have, thanks for the advice, though! Truthfully I could probably manage to do it all if I just knuckled down and tried, but I don't even begin to have the willpower to do that. I'd rather just drop some cash and have someone who actually knows what they're doing, aesthetically and technically, take a whack at it.

    1 vote
  20. Web Design Work

    Hi everyone! Per admin recommendation I'm posting this in comp. I would like to switch Staining The Timbre from a blogspot domain to its own. I can handle the paperwork and whatnot associated with...

    Hi everyone! Per admin recommendation I'm posting this in comp.

    I would like to switch Staining The Timbre from a blogspot domain to its own. I can handle the paperwork and whatnot associated with the url change, but I would like to hire a web designer to spruce up the joint a bit. Right now I'm using a default theme provided by Blogspot and, while it serves its purpose, it makes the page look like it's run by a high schooler.

    It should be a relatively basic project. I don't need anything for commerce set up, or anything I think of as "crazy". Just a very basic blog layout that looks professional on both desktop and mobile (the latter is a little lacking in particular right now). Archive links, Tags, ability to comment on posts, Contact Info, and one that preferably preserves the large-picture format the site currently has; that's about it, aside from being able to create the posts themselves.

    If anyone is interested please send me a private message. This is very much still in the quoting phase, but I appreciate any assistance you all can provide me in getting an idea on cost.

    Thanks in advance!

    8 votes