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EA9Sol

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Welp, after a lot of time and effort *takes a deep breath* I finally became a Twitch Affiliate! While others might not think this is a big deal. I still think it's great! I can now get paid to play video games! :cool: :tongue: lol But, I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon, tho. Still have a long way to go before this becomes a full time gig. Heh, but I can dream, can't I?

So, now I have to put in more effort and make my stream great! Also, try and write some more. >.> heh
 

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"You have no recently viewed items."

What? Why do you do this to me Amazon!? The whole point of a browsing history is to remember what I've previously looked at so that if I want to buy it at a later date I can remember what it was that I was looking at! :grumpy:
 

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Im still here waiting for DMC5 for 8th year already and probably will be waiting for it for another 3 years at best.
Those prediction skills, man. You wrote that post 3 years ago. LOL

Sherlock holmes would be a Ravenclaw not a slytherin.
Indeed. And Watson would totally be a Gryffindor, imo.
 

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Why is there a sizeable number of people on Twitter defending shoplifting? There's enough of them that it's like, a corner of Twitter at this point. Like it's a culture.
"It's still consumerism even if you don't pay for it..."

A university professor once unironically told me that in justification of shoplifting. :banghead:
 

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TGS18 trailers started popping up on Siliconera.com

I guess tgs18 came early this year....isn't ot for another week?
 

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Kinda weird how drinking some beverages is almost like a ritual in some cultures... English people with tea, us with coffee... I'm so annoyed by being looked at funnily whenever I say I don't drink coffee.
 

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Kinda weird how drinking some beverages is almost like a ritual in some cultures... English people with tea, us with coffee... I'm so annoyed by being looked at funnily whenever I say I don't drink coffee.
I get looked at weird because I don't drink tea like it's my only source of nutrition. I just cannot fathom how people drink it multiple times a day and then also when they are thirsty. To me, you don't have a hot drink when you are thirsty - you grab something cold and easy to gulp down.

Tea is what you drink when the world needs fixing and it's too early for alcohol. Or too unacceptable.
 

berto

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This whole Witcher thing, the casting thing. To be honest I find it less than professional.

Everyone knows how I feel about turning a character who is white and turning them into a minority, or just any one part meant for someone given to someone else. I'm against it. It's the most blatant form of pandering of modern times and I don't make a secret of it. Beyond the whole false accusation of racism because historical accuracy is racist, I actually find the idea juvenile and unprofessional.

When I was a kid I saw a Disney remake of Cinderella with an all star cast. Brandy was Cinderella, Whitney Houston was fairy godmother, and the prince was this asian dude. Here's the thing: The stepmother was this pale redhead, looked of Irish descent to me, the king was this white dude and the queen was Whoopi Goldberg. The next day we couldn't stop making fun of it in school. When your black wife has a filipino son that is yours and you're white then someone messed up at the hospital. The stepmother is ginger, one step sister is white, the other black and it's all very colorful and fun but it's not realistic. You know what you have when your actors and characters are of completely mixed and mismatched nationalities and races? A high school play. That's what that production was, and that's fine because we're not supposed to take it seriously. It's for simple fun and entertainment which value of doesn't extend beyond that of a high budget high school play where they cast whoever gets the role irrelevant of how they fit.

The thing is, when you are making something that we are supposed to take seriously and your casting is so mismatched and nonsensical that it parallels a children's stage play I find it just as unprofessional as one and take it equally as seriously. I don't care what the reasons are, the effect is the same, I no longer believe that this production is being taken seriously and therefore I don't suspend my disbelief in the same manner. Like having a historical figure, like Castro or Einstein, been portrayed by someone that doesn't even look like them. Wouldn't really work to have Steve Buscemi playing George Washington. In a comedy, sure, don't have to take it seriously, anyway, but as a drama the whole thing would fall apart.

In this case the actress doesn't even have to slovic but she should be able to pass off as one. Exempli gratia, Antonio Banderas can play Mexicans because he could be one us and if I didn't know he was Spanish beforehand I wouldn't guess he wasn't one since he looks the part and can fake a Mexican accent but I find the portrayal of Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li in very Japanese roles unfitting because they have distinctively Chinese features. Just because they are asian doesn't mean they look Japanese and that's an easier pill to swallow than a black asian girl in ancient Slavic regions.
 
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Innsmouth

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This whole Witcher thing, the casting thing. To be honest I find it less than professional.

Everyone knows how I feel about turning a character who is white and turning them into a minority, or just any one part meant for someone given to someone else. I'm against it. It's the most blatant form of pandering of modern times and I don't make a secret of it. Beyond the whole false accusation of racism because historical accuracy is racist, I actually find the idea juvenile and unprofessional.

When I was a kid I saw a Disney remake of Cinderella with an all star cast. Brandy was Cinderella, Whitney Houston was fairy godmother, and the prince was this asian dude. Here's the thing: The stepmother was this pale redhead, looked of Irish descent to me, the king was this white dude and the queen was Whoopi Goldberg. The next day we couldn't stop making fun of it in school. When your black wife has a filipino son that is yours and you're white then someone messed up at the hospital. The stepmother is ginger, one step sister is white, the other black and it's all very colorful and fun but it's not realistic. You know what you have when your actors and characters are of completely mixed and mismatched nationalities and races? A high school play. That's what that production was, and that's fine because we're not supposed to take it seriously. It's for simple fun and entertainment which value of doesn't extend beyond that of a high budget high school play where they cast whoever gets the role irrelevant of how they fit.

The thing is, when you are making something that we are supposed to take seriously and your casting is so mismatched and nonsensical that it parallels a children's stage play I find it just as unprofessional as one and take it equally as seriously. I don't care what the reasons are, the effect is the same, I no longer believe that this production is being taken seriously and therefore I don't suspend my disbelief in the same manner. Like having a historical figure, like Castro or Einstein, been portrayed by someone that doesn't even look like them. Wouldn't really work to have Steve Buscemi playing George Washington. In a comedy, sure, don't have to take it seriously, anyway, but as a drama the whole thing would fall apart.

In this case the actress doesn't even have to slovic but she should be able to pass off as one. Exempli gratia, Antonio Banderas can play Mexicans because he could be one us and if I didn't know he was Spanish beforehand I wouldn't guess he wasn't one since he looks the part and can fake a Mexican accent but I find the portrayal of Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li in very Japanese roles unfitting because they have distinctively Chinese features. Just because they are asian doesn't mean they look Japanese and that's an easier pill to swallow than a black asian girl in ancient Slavic regions.
I agree, it's also seems to be double standards, when Scarlett Johanssen gets a tons of flack for playing japanese character, but as soon as it's slavic character replaced it's all ok and fine.
 
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