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  1. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    Here, look at this user page on Wikipedia that I picked from a random edit page. I think it's a nice little thing that has a short bio, some interesting little nuggets about them in the userboxes,...

    Here, look at this user page on Wikipedia that I picked from a random edit page. I think it's a nice little thing that has a short bio, some interesting little nuggets about them in the userboxes, an overview of significant work they've done, and a bit on their philosophy toward what they do on the site.

    You might not want to take advantage of all that, but a lot of people appreciate the ability to express ourselves in these little ways.

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

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    This reminds me that I haven't seen anyone mention Care For Me since the year end lists and before that I hadn't heard much about it for a while. Its following seems to have lost a lot of steam.

    This reminds me that I haven't seen anyone mention Care For Me since the year end lists and before that I hadn't heard much about it for a while. Its following seems to have lost a lot of steam.

  3. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    Give me userboxes or give me death! (Not entirely serious but god I love those things) I really enjoy user pages on Wikipedia, any additional dynamics that they add that bios don't already have...

    Give me userboxes or give me death! (Not entirely serious but god I love those things)

    I really enjoy user pages on Wikipedia, any additional dynamics that they add that bios don't already have (or at least don't encourage in the same way) are pretty harmless like letting the projects you work on be badges of pride. Plus they're just a lot more expressive. I don't know if we'd want the direct communication aspect or not, though.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    Ooooh, exciting!!! Community resources are such a big deal and I'm glad to have a place to build some up! I would love to have perms to help out :)

    Ooooh, exciting!!! Community resources are such a big deal and I'm glad to have a place to build some up!

    I would love to have perms to help out :)

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden in ~life

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    I'm going to link two short videos from Beau of the Fifth Column, a person I really respect...he talks a lot about masculinity and what it can mean outside of toxic masculinity, and I really think...

    I'm going to link two short videos from Beau of the Fifth Column, a person I really respect...he talks a lot about masculinity and what it can mean outside of toxic masculinity, and I really think these are helpful:

    Let's talk about examples of masculinity.... (as much as I don't like the people in his examples for other reasons, if you take the mythologized versions of these people or just the aspects he describes that's fine and the point still works)

    Let's talk about what a concept of Japanese art can teach us about masculinity....

    I don't think we should be looking for a checklist of things that make femininity or masculinity good. They should be amorphous and personal...we all know any positive trait can exist regardless of your gender, so what's really important is figuring out what it all means to you. One thing I never did until I was put in a position where I was forced to was really examine what my own gender means to me. That's a deep-ass thing that you can pick at and uncover new parts of forever.

    6 votes
  6. What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was...

    What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

    If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its pages on Anilist, MAL, or any other database you use!

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    I want to respond to this, but I'm not sure how much is directed at what I'm saying and how much is directed toward the article. I guess I'm less interested in defending the article itself than...

    I want to respond to this, but I'm not sure how much is directed at what I'm saying and how much is directed toward the article.

    I guess I'm less interested in defending the article itself than what I took from it and my own thoughts, which have more to do with how Tyler has been embraced in recent years than how he was originally "allowed to happen." (and to be fair, X and 6ix9ine are entirely different levels of shit that I would never say we should move past as we have with Tyler) How we respond to the reformed assholes of the world is a valid thing to consider, and I think Tyler has been a mishandled case.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    I would appreciate if he was a little more apologetic, but I don't really place most of my frustration right now on him. I think the majority of the issue is with music publications and fans who...

    I would appreciate if he was a little more apologetic, but I don't really place most of my frustration right now on him. I think the majority of the issue is with music publications and fans who have put him on a pedestal for being a reformed dick.

    I'm not sure I agree with your point about 2010 or the acceptability of his actions at the time, but honestly I don't think it matters much for what I'm saying. He can move forward and I don't think he has to be defined by that forever. What I do hate is that it's a boost to his career and he gets to gain socially and financially by having his status as a former asshole make his turn to a not-asshole be more novel than if he was just always a cool guy.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    I have absolutely seen plenty of people going back and reading those old lyrics differently, but I'll say that that hasn't been the dominant narrative. What has, though, has been the shift from...

    I have absolutely seen plenty of people going back and reading those old lyrics differently, but I'll say that that hasn't been the dominant narrative. What has, though, has been the shift from the edgelord image to a soft friendly gay man, that was overwhelmingly the source of conversation around Flower Boy. Most major reviews were nearly entirely focused on it, that was unquestionably the major point of interest. I don't think you should get to leverage your status as "known shitty person" to get buzz when you change. There's no way you can believe it'd be as much of a story if he was never Mr. Homophobe.

    your original comment paints the album as if it didn't deserve the critical praise it received

    I don't think it did, and I disagree with the things you like about it. That's cool, whatever. My point isn't that much about the quality of the music, I'd feel the same if I liked it. Hell, I did like a couple tracks for a while and thought it was acceptable, it's just too shallow to hold up...and I felt the same.

    I just think it's silly to lose your mind over the ignorant ramblings of a teenager.

    I care about hip hop, and I care about how he contributed to making it a shittier thing to be into for people like me. If that and thinking he shouldn't be able to spin that for his own benefit means I'm "losing my mind," then so be it. Also, Tyler was still doing this when he was ~24...I think you can know better by then.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    I said you're allowed to grow as a person, but you shouldn't get brownie points for doing so as if you were never the worse person you used to be. There's a massive gradient between "being allowed...

    I said you're allowed to grow as a person, but you shouldn't get brownie points for doing so as if you were never the worse person you used to be.

    There's a massive gradient between "being allowed to move on" and "getting all your previous work re-interpreted as tackling your own sexuality and wrestling with it, earning you even more goodwill than if you just were never a homophobe." I'm fine with the former, but I loathe the spectacle and free attention earned by doing a bunch of shitty things and later moving in a different direction and kinda sorta denouncing it all. Excuse me, but I think not being a piece of shit > being a reformed piece of shit.

    It being a standard PR move...sure? I don't see how that makes it any more right.

    Just kind of sounds like his brand of music isn't for you.

    Any dislike of any piece of art is just that. That's not super meaningful.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    Read as a salty "I don't like it" :) The last two albums are very artificial to me, Cherry Bomb was the only time I really enjoyed him as a musician (mostly trying to ignore lyrics, if that isn't...

    Read as a salty "I don't like it" :)

    The last two albums are very artificial to me, Cherry Bomb was the only time I really enjoyed him as a musician (mostly trying to ignore lyrics, if that isn't obvious).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Tyler, the Creator Still Demands Your Attention. Does He Deserve It? in ~music

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    You know what, I'll mostly agree with the article. It's bullshit that you can build a career off of being the edgiest asshole with a following then come out of the closet with a cuddly warm sadboi...

    You know what, I'll mostly agree with the article. It's bullshit that you can build a career off of being the edgiest asshole with a following then come out of the closet with a cuddly warm sadboi aesthetic then be the best friend of every social justice-interested hip hop publication like you didn't just spend the last few years making it less welcoming and more threatening to be a fan of the genre. Would we accept this if Eminem pulled this shit tomorrow? Would Recovery 2 be the next "woke" listener's choice? I hope not.

    You're allowed to grow as a person, but I sure hope we don't make a habit out of using that growth to paint over your bullshit and use it as part of your new rebranding and marketing drive. Yall know Flower Boy wouldn't have gotten half the conversation if it wasn't for the novelty of his "turn."

    It doesn't help that the music is soulless, but that's beside the point.

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

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    Oh hey, didn't know you were here now :) I've been on a bit of a psych pop binge, going through stuff I've heard before and plenty of new stuff, I'm loving it. My favorite find has probably been...

    Oh hey, didn't know you were here now :)

    I've been on a bit of a psych pop binge, going through stuff I've heard before and plenty of new stuff, I'm loving it. My favorite find has probably been Auralgraphic Entertainment, this sound collagey thing from the 70s which is a hell of a trip. It overstays its welcome a little, but it's still a good ride.

  14. Here's a list of a things that came out in this past week, up through Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information...

    Here's a list of a things that came out in this past week, up through Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

    Artist Title Genre(s) Song Link
    A.C.E. Under Cover EP K-Pop Song.link
    Alex Lahey The Best of Luck Club Power Pop Song.link
    American Sharks 11:11 Stoner Rock Song.link
    Antony Carle The Moment Electropop Song.link
    Big Big Train Grand Tour Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog Song.link
    Bow Wow Greenlight 6 Pop Rap Soundcloud
    Brad Mehldau Finding Gabriel Jazz Fusion, Third Stream Song.link
    Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated Dance-Pop, Synthpop Song.link
    The Cash Box Kings Hail To The Kings! Blues Song.link
    Cat Princess Forbidden Items Art Pop, Indie Pop Song.link
    Chevy Woods New 90's Trap Rap, Pop Rap Song.link
    Com Truise Persuasion System Synthwave, Chillwave Song.link
    Conrad Sewell LIFE Singer/Songwriter Song.link
    Crooked Colours Langata Dance, Indie Pop Song.link
    Curren$y & Statik Selektah Gran Turismo Southern Hip Hop Song.link
    Dâm-Funk STFU II Synth Funk Song.link
    Digga D Double Tap Diaries UK Drill, UK Hip Hop Song.link
    DJ Khaled Father of Asahd Pop Rap Song.link
    DUCKWRTH The Falling Man Pop Rap Song.link
    Fauvely This Is What The Living Do EP Indie Pop Song.link
    Frenship Vacation Electropop Song.link
    FRENSHIP Vacation Electropop, Indie Pop Song.link
    Full of Hell Weeping Choir Deathgrind, Noise Song.link
    Ghostemane Opium Grunge, Acoustic Rock Song.link
    Glassing Spotted Horse Post-Hardcore, Atmospheric Black Metal Song.link
    Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets Shake, Stomp And Stumble Pop Punk Song.link
    The Head and the Heart Living Mirage Folk Pop, Indie Folk Song.link
    The Heavy Sons Funk Rock Song.link
    Injury Reserve Injury Reserve Experimental Hip Hop Song.link
    Institute Readjusting The Locks Post-Punk Song.link
    Interpol A Fine Mess EP Post-Punk Revival, Indie Rock Song.link
    Jimmie Vaughan Baby, Please Come Home Blues Rock Song.link
    Joey Fatts Chipper Jones Vol. 4 West Coast Hip Hop Song.link
    Kota the Friend FOTO East Coast Hip Hop, Jazz Rap Song.link
    Kurt Travis There's A Place I Want To Take You Indie Pop Song.link
    Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Piano Rock Song.link
    Lucette Deluxe Hotel Room Singer/Songwriter Song.link
    Maluma 11:11 Latin Pop, Reggaeton Song.link
    Megan Thee Stallion Fever Trap Rap Song.link
    Minor Poet The Good News EP Indie Pop Song.link
    The National I Am Easy To Find Indie Rock, Chamber Pop Song.link
    NIKI wanna take this downtown EP Alternative R&B Song.link
    Noseholes Ant And End Post-Punk Song.link
    Olden Yolk Living Theatre Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk Song.link
    Operators Radiant Dawn Synthpop Song.link
    Psychic Graveyard Loud As Laughter Noise Rock Song.link
    Rammstein Rammstein Industrial Metal Song.link
    Rich Aucoin Release Indie Pop Song.link
    Sam Cohen The Future's Still Ringing In My Ears Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop Song.link
    Seba Kaapstad Thina Neo Soul Song.link
    Second Still Violet Phase Coldwave Bandcamp
    Slow Pulp Big Day EP Dream Pop, Indie Pop Song.link
    ​slowthai Nothing Great About Britain UK Hip Hop, Grime Song.link 2
    Son Step Fossilillies Indie Pop, Indie Rock Song.link
    Theo Croker Star People Nation Jazz Fusion Song.link
    Tyler, The Creator IGOR Neo-Soul, Alternative R&B Song.link
    Verdigrls Small Moves EP Indie Pop, Dream Pop Song.link
    Whitesnake Flesh & Blood Hard Rock Song.link
    Winner We EP K-Pop Song.link
    Wu-Tang Clan Of Mics and Men (Music from the Showtime Documentary Series) East Coast Hip Hop Song.link
    WVNDER Nothing Stays Emo-Pop Song.link
    Zr. King Musically & Morally Bankrupt Alternative Rock Song.link

    Notes:
    Bow Wow - Greenlight 6 || no song.link yet, soundcloud link instead
    DUCKWRTH - The Falling Man || linked no "parental advisory" version (so NSFW warning)
    DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd | linked no "parental advisory" version (so NSFW warning)
    Ghostemane - Opium || says single but is EP
    Megan Thee Stallion - Fever || linked no "parental advisory" version (so NSFW warning)
    Second Still - Violet Phase || no song.link yet, bandcamp link instead
    slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain || two versions on song.link with different links, included both

    Thank you to @Cleb, @cfabbro, and @Bauke for the help!

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Cake Day Congratulations Topic in ~test

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    I'm congratulating myself. Go me. It's been a great year to be with you, Tildes <3 Also still appreciate whatever made the registration day shift forward at some point, my registration now shows...

    I'm congratulating myself. Go me. It's been a great year to be with you, Tildes <3

    Also still appreciate whatever made the registration day shift forward at some point, my registration now shows as my birthday :)

    2 votes
  16. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

    What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

    Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

    You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

    http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

    Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

    16 votes
  17. Comment on Twitch Prime is offering a Free Month of Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    Of what Crunchyroll appears to have this season, these are my favorites so far: Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu Wise Man's Grandchild Sarazanmai (Okay, I'm behind on this one but it's Ikuhara and...

    Of what Crunchyroll appears to have this season, these are my favorites so far:

    Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu

    Wise Man's Grandchild

    Sarazanmai (Okay, I'm behind on this one but it's Ikuhara and started really good)

    Really, if you read any of the descriptions and aren't turned off by them, you'll probably be on board with each of these. They aren't for everyone, but you can probably already tell how you're going to feel about them...though I've been a bit surprised with how on the mark Hitoribocchi has been.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Twitch Prime is offering a Free Month of Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    If your question is mostly about currently airing things, Summer 2019 (the next season) things should begin airing near the beginning of July. If you start your month a week or so into June,...

    If your question is mostly about currently airing things, Summer 2019 (the next season) things should begin airing near the beginning of July. If you start your month a week or so into June, assuming that's possible, you should be able to watch anything airing now through to the end.

    EDIT: Assuming it's not a 2-cour that began this season!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on alyaza is unbanned in ~tildes.official

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    Fyi, the rule that they were banned for supposedly breaking was right below that: Not that it takes away from your main point (though I still don't agree with that), but this specific case didn't...

    As far as I am aware, the only rule that the user in question came close to violating is the first one

    Fyi, the rule that they were banned for supposedly breaking was right below that:

    You may register and use multiple Tildes accounts, but do not:

    • Use additional accounts for the purpose of deceiving others, such as by replying to your own posts from different accounts to create the illusion of support.
    • Use additional accounts to manipulate site mechanics beyond what you could do with a single account. For example, do not vote multiple times on the same post, or vote on your own posts.

    Not that it takes away from your main point (though I still don't agree with that), but this specific case didn't come down to wishy-washy rules, it was an error in determining what actually happened—if DearDeer was alyaza's account.

    9 votes