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  1. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    I found Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix randomly and I fell in love with it. They don't have "seasons" for it on Netflix but I'm on part 3. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone...

    I found Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix randomly and I fell in love with it. They don't have "seasons" for it on Netflix but I'm on part 3. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it or isn't as far as me so don't read any further if you aren't like 30 episodes in.

    What's currently happening is Ed just used a portal to transport himself, Envy and the Asian looking guy whose name I can't remember out of gluttony's stomach. Ed went through the truth again and saw Al's body. Al (in the armor and with Gluttony) is about to walk to the door to meet what seems to be their father and the creator of the homonculi.

    There is far more cloak-and-dagger murder mystery than I expected and I love them for it. The action is spaced between really gripping emotional segments so it isn't overdone, and everyone gets their cool setpiece. Wasn't sold on Colonel Mustang until he carved the transmutation circle into his hand and roasted Lust. That scene was incredible. I'm also still torn up about the death of Maes Hughes. One of the better animes I have seen. I recommend it highly.

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  2. Comment on Do any of you have blogs? in ~talk

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    Thanks for reading!

    Thanks for reading!

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  3. Comment on Do any of you have blogs? in ~talk

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    Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.

    Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.

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  4. Comment on Do any of you have blogs? in ~talk

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    I have a blog: nucleovores.blogspot.com It's a bit different than the rest of you. It's a collection of short fiction stories I've written over the past 3 years or so. A lot of cerebral, stream of...

    I have a blog: nucleovores.blogspot.com

    It's a bit different than the rest of you. It's a collection of short fiction stories I've written over the past 3 years or so. A lot of cerebral, stream of conscious stuff. I'd love to hear what you think of it! Thanks!

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  5. Comment on CD Projekt RED - Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal - 48-minute walkthrough in ~games

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    What is exactly sexist about showing women's breasts and asses? There is also a naked man in that tub with her and a naked man with the main character in the next scene. You also picked a few...

    What is exactly sexist about showing women's breasts and asses? There is also a naked man in that tub with her and a naked man with the main character in the next scene. You also picked a few minutes out of a 45 minute game play trailer to highlight this apparent sexism as a selling point.

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  6. Comment on Post something that you want to get into but don't know how, and have other people give you advice in ~hobbies

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    I want to do cosplay really bad but I have no idea how to make clothing or fake armor or anything like that. If I wanted to do junkrat from overwatch or Isaac from Dead Space I think about it for...

    I want to do cosplay really bad but I have no idea how to make clothing or fake armor or anything like that. If I wanted to do junkrat from overwatch or Isaac from Dead Space I think about it for 5 minutes before determining its impossible.

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  7. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    Thanks for the information! This is very interesting indeed, I wish I could read the whole thing. This research echoes my own sentiments. Avoidance is bad, but exposure should happen in a safe...

    Thanks for the information! This is very interesting indeed, I wish I could read the whole thing. This research echoes my own sentiments. Avoidance is bad, but exposure should happen in a safe area. I don't think that safe area is online or in many forms of media, but maybe I was too hasty in expressing my disdain for trigger warnings. Speaking on it now, I realize my problem with trigger warnings is the culture surrounding them seems to be that they are the sole method of recovery, with people living exclusively on trigger warnings, in a perpetual safe zone. I can see them as a stepping stone to effective treatment. Thanks again.

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  8. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    I don't think they are wrong to want warnings. They are not a bad idea in itself, I simply want better for trauma victims. I want them to recover and I don't think complete avoidance is the way....

    I don't think they are wrong to want warnings. They are not a bad idea in itself, I simply want better for trauma victims. I want them to recover and I don't think complete avoidance is the way. Building a sheltered life for them on the internet, to me, serves only to "pretend" to safeguard their hobby. To make a safe zone for them from avoidance makes me worry that they'll have to face that trauma elsewhere and it'll be far worse than if they had been exposed previously.

    Please stop saying things like "If you think Tildes is an "echo chamber" of basic human decency, you know what? I'm OK with having that sort of echo chamber." It paints you as the good person and me as the bad person. You know nothing about me as a person and what my acceptable standards for human decency are. I simply have a differing opinion from you and other people in this thread. Nowhere am I suggesting we force these people to face their traumas head-on, without support or therapy. Nowhere do I use malicious or aggravated terminology or attack other persons instead of their arguments. I am simply stating my case, and it happens to differ from the norm, or your own, or the whole thread.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    I'm just asking for research examples. Research isn't the be-all-end-all of discussion, but it helps to point to something other than anecdotal evidence. I have plenty of anecdotal evidence...

    I'm just asking for research examples. Research isn't the be-all-end-all of discussion, but it helps to point to something other than anecdotal evidence. I have plenty of anecdotal evidence myself. I live with my partner who has BPD. She has faced down several of her triggers and has had success with it, with and without therapy to back it up. She has made leaps and bounds in her trauma recovery by using other coping methods than avoidance. It doesn't mean it's the only solution, or that it's perfect. I'm only looking to help people as well, and I don't think trigger warnings are the answer.

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  10. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    Its no use arguing. You all already have your minds made up. None of your argument makes sense. It's a real echo chamber in here.

    Its no use arguing. You all already have your minds made up. None of your argument makes sense. It's a real echo chamber in here.

  11. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    Trigger warnings are unnecessary for several reasons. If a person is triggered by simple stimuli, such as seeing the word rape, then they need to be seeking professional help. How would you even...

    Trigger warnings are unnecessary for several reasons. If a person is triggered by simple stimuli, such as seeing the word rape, then they need to be seeking professional help. How would you even warn someone that the word rape is in it without just putting the words trigger warning? At that point it's so vague you don't know what it's even for. If a person can handle seeing the word rape, but is triggered by graphic text descriptions of a traumatic event (we'll continue the rape example), then they should possess the awareness to stop reading before they progress through the entire thing. It's no fault but their own if they read a passage about something that triggers them. I challenge you, as I have challenged Kat, for a real world example of a movie trailer that has a surprise rape scene, or even for something as descriptive as a long written passage about rape. I wouldn't even know where to find it, you would almost certainly have to search something like that out. It's not commonplace. If a person is not triggered by either of these things, but some word or phrase that brings up memories that we cannot even know about because it is so personal, then that person either also needs professional help, and a trigger warning would be of no service because we don't know which items to put a warning on, without having to trigger warning everything. Which goes back to my earlier idea that they serve no purpose except to say "keep living your life, but avoid your trauma forever." If the trauma is so powerful it cannot be overcome, trigger warnings are not the solution, and if it isn't so powerful that it can be overcome, trigger warnings are not the solution.

    Furthermore, I have a real-world counter example. I was watching a youtube video game channel that said "Heart-stopping moments in Smash." Should this have had a trigger warning? What if I had seen my father die of a heart attack and this title triggered me? You could argue what's the point of writing heart-stopping when it's such a negative phrase with negative connotation. You could have just written exciting moments. It's needless censoring for the sake of acting like you're helping. A trigger warning on this video would only serve to remind people of their trauma, because it's a video that has nothing to do with heart-stopping other than those words.

    You said: "Extend it if you wish, don't if you don't, but this whole because avoidance is not a solution to the problem armchair view is honestly condescending to the point of being a bit mean, in my opinion." This whole thread is armchair psychology. It's mean and condescending and ASSUMING of everyone to say they have experiences trauma and know what needs to be triggered but I don't. It's armchair psychology to say that we should protect everyone from their trauma without backing it up with science or noted efforts or even provide a counter example to my examples. Everyone is just set in their ways that it is the right way. Nobody is providing examples of things that actually happen or even people that actually get "triggered." People are simply saying "We should warn everyone of everything." I believe people who need trigger warnings can overcome their trauma, I don't believe it will be done by avoiding it, but by facing it with professional help. The only thing trigger warnings are doing is facilitating armchair psychology to the point of harm. We already have rating labels on games and movies and TV. You should have enough awareness to use them.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11106670/Trigger-warnings-more-harm-than-good.html

  12. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    You miss my point entirely. Please. You said: "Shanara didn’t cite a single relevant piece of research;" Yes, and I said that when I typed " [they] provided a counter example of research (not an...

    You miss my point entirely. Please.

    You said: "Shanara didn’t cite a single relevant piece of research;"

    Yes, and I said that when I typed " [they] provided a counter example of research (not an example pertaining to this case, but an example of what they were looking for in a reply) with which you have not produced."

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  13. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    You made up that random example. I'm looking for real world stuff. Is there an actual trailer that does that? I'd like to see it if you can muster, please. I reiterate that the trigger warning...

    You made up that random example. I'm looking for real world stuff. Is there an actual trailer that does that? I'd like to see it if you can muster, please.

    I reiterate that the trigger warning still wouldn't have helped in this instance because avoidance is not a solution to the problem, psychiatric help is, and we are not psychiatrists or psychologists. If they were to tell their patient to avoid all forms of media that may trigger them, would you not self-isolate? Why do they have the desire to browse websites and trailers that may contain things that cause them incredible trauma? And also have the desire to have all of these things warned for them in advance in case, like you said before, an unrelated detail we couldn't possibly know about, comes up and triggers them?

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  14. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    I will concede that. The manner with which they spoke to you seems indignant. I simply see it as you inferring the condescending tone because they disagree with you. From my outside perspective...

    I will concede that. The manner with which they spoke to you seems indignant. I simply see it as you inferring the condescending tone because they disagree with you. From my outside perspective they seem to be genuinely questioning your methods as you cite nothing and they cited research journalists. Empirically, they are correct, and provided a counter example of research (not an example pertaining to this case, but an example of what they were looking for in a reply) with which you have not produced.

    I would also like to state that I am not being angry or purposefully argumentative, but I truly am inquisitive about the subject and logically cannot fathom an instance in which trigger warnings are needed or healthy.

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  15. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    C'mon you have to admit that an op-ed from a depressed author who talks about suicide is few and far between. The majority of articles everywhere aren't "tricky" like that, and if they were, you...

    C'mon you have to admit that an op-ed from a depressed author who talks about suicide is few and far between. The majority of articles everywhere aren't "tricky" like that, and if they were, you can tell what's happening right away and click away from it. Being on the internet should teach people to have some awareness and common sense. If you want to hide from everything, you don't need a trigger warning, just stay offline.

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  16. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    You say "Unrelated details that can be highly triggering to people show up all the time, both in links and in text posts posted here." So seemingly anything can trigger anyone, and we have no way...

    You say "Unrelated details that can be highly triggering to people show up all the time, both in links and in text posts posted here."

    So seemingly anything can trigger anyone, and we have no way of telling what those triggers will be. If a trigger is so minute that it can be an "unrelated detail," then that person needs serious professional help right away. It is far beyond a trigger warning. I myself have no past traumas, but I also do not like to hear about or see or view written descriptions of graphic, traumatizing events, so I avoid them.

    The point is: if you are so easily and painfully triggered by the mere mention of an act, or series of words, a trigger warning will not have helped you because you need much more serious help than that. If you are NOT so easily triggered, but you do not want to see descriptions or pictures of these harmful and traumatizing acts, then stay away from those parts of the internet. If you stumble upon a text-based, multiple paragraph long description of a gruesome act, and you read the whole thing, and it triggers you, you could have stopped before you read the entire thing, and a trigger warning can't stop you from reading it. They are pointless except to facilitate the attitude that we shouldn't deal with our problems, only use stronger people as shields to avoid them.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    Tell me what part of the comment by shannara that I replied to Deimos about was condescending, please. They asked for clarification on what the big four were and you said (paraphrased) "I know...

    Tell me what part of the comment by shannara that I replied to Deimos about was condescending, please. They asked for clarification on what the big four were and you said (paraphrased) "I know because I know, and you should have known, too."

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  18. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    Be a human being with common sense and awareness. I also want to avoid videos of graphic, distressing things, simply because I dislike them. I mainly frequent Facebook, Tildes, and Reddit, and I...

    Be a human being with common sense and awareness. I also want to avoid videos of graphic, distressing things, simply because I dislike them. I mainly frequent Facebook, Tildes, and Reddit, and I am at no harm of finding things there that could cause such a trigger. Explain to me how you could even accidentally stumble upon something that would trigger you? If you are triggered simply by people mentioning suicide, rape, self-harm, or other things of that nature, that is beyond a trigger warning. You need special help to facilitate your recovery.

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  19. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    If you are prone to extreme distress about certain topics, isn't it your job to steer clear of those topics? Not to mention, using Tildes as an example, it's extremely easy. How many articles on...

    If you are prone to extreme distress about certain topics, isn't it your job to steer clear of those topics? Not to mention, using Tildes as an example, it's extremely easy. How many articles on here will have actual content that is triggering? How many of those articles will be disguised so the person doesn't realize and then are suddenly hit with a triggering image?

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Trigger warning tag / special flair? in ~tildes

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    This isn't condescending or bickering. User shanara99 is asking for proof or backup with scientific entries and user Kat is actually being what you describe. They state: "You undoubtedly knew...

    This isn't condescending or bickering. User shanara99 is asking for proof or backup with scientific entries and user Kat is actually being what you describe. They state: "You undoubtedly knew that, so I have no idea what citation you expected me to provide."

    3 votes