jaxom_rahl

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    • Jalnor

      4 years ago

      Ahoy, Comrade!

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      What's this? Click here.

    • Jalnor

      4 years ago

      Afternoon, Comrade. I've just found a page on Crowdfunder that lists the people who've donated to my campaign and the amount they donated. You're a star smiley9.gif
      Thank you!

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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    • Jalnor

      4 years ago

      Greetings, Comrade. Your e-mail account seems to be sending forth spam links. Most likely, you yourself have clicked the link now being sent to others, or you mistakenly put your password into something non-secure, like PSN.
      Password change and full virus scan of all computers seems to be the next step.

    • Jalnor

      4 years ago

      So... 4chan, GamerGate, 8chan. Thoughts?

      • jaxom_rahl

        4 years ago

        I happened to run across a little on this story. Basically, it started when Quinn's ex boyfriend posted a stupidly long BAHH somewhere complaining about her, because butthurt, in which he basically said that the whole gaming journalism industry is corrupt and basically just working for the gaming companies, and accusing Quinn of sleeping with at least one of the journalists who had given positive reviews to some of her games. Ultimately, it developed into a situation where some of the people are obviously just spewing hatred on the internet, while others are claiming that the movement actually isn't about Quinn--it's about said corruption--but they tend to fail to denounce the aforementioned assholes. In the meantime, that original thread was deleted, and after its copies being deleted from a number of other websites, he made a whole website of his own just to host it, while Quinn's personal information was dredged up and she received so much harassment, characterised by death and rape threats, that she ended up leaving her home.

        So one faction is absolutely as misogynist as they appear, while the other faction not only ignores their existence, but refuses to acknowledge that this has destroyed the private life of someone who was ultimately cleared of the allegations against her; all this, essentially, because she had the audacity to be born with a vagina and then infiltrate a position of minor social influence. The latter group rails against gaming journalists who have denounced the movement, as far as I can tell, for their actions toward Quinn, as misogynist assholes, but won't leave a movement rooted in misogyny. Apparently, none of them is intelligent enough to start a new movement, leaving Quinn out of it, and make it purely about the corruption they believe to exist. It's like a bunch of people joining a Neo-Nazi movement, then being angry that they're called racist when all they want is for the government to improve conditions for the working class. It's fucktarded.

        Post edited 9/26/14 11:34AM

      • jaxom_rahl

        4 years ago

        There also appears to have stemmed from it an argument concerning misogyny in video games, though I didn't look into exactly what's been said by whom. My opinion on that is that the media as a whole, with video games as an extreme example, is probably the largest barrier in existence to us achieving true equality--not just in regard to gender; minority races/cultures, religions and even goddamned socioeconomic status are affected similarly by it--because of the stereotypes and expectations that are portrayed, whether intentionally or not. An obvious example of this is that female characters in video games are generally large-breasted and scantily clad, and rarely possess real merit of their own. Another example of this is how very few main characters, in both movies and video games, are non-white (outside of games like Grand Theft Auto, which follow the exploits of violent criminals) due to, at least in the case of Hollywood, producers standing belief that the white audience will be unable to relate to a colored character, though they make no assumptions about whether or not black or brown men watching can relate to a white protagonist. This is odd in video games since, as I read somewhere a while back, young, male latinos actually spend more time playing video games than any other demographic. This is an obvious problem in that the implication of the collective end product is that non-whites and women can't accomplish good things on their own, though in the former case, they make excellent bad guys.

      • Jalnor

        4 years ago

        Farther than I looked, if I'm honest LOL

      • jaxom_rahl

        4 years ago

        I actually didn't know that "GamerGate", its controversy or 8chan were things until I googled 'GamerGate'. I didn't bother looking up 8chan, since there are approximately >9,000 4chan rip-off sites called "[number]chan", but I found it anyway among the results, due to its connection to the issue.

        Encyclopaedia Dramatica calls Quinn, in more words, a dirty whore and the rest of the video game industry and its related media her collaborators, but Wikipedia states that the allegations by her ex were shown to be false.

        m00t's reasoning for banning GamerGate threads in /v/ appear to be wholly justified.

        That's prettymuch as far into it as I looked.

        Post edited 9/22/14 1:53PM

    • Gurra

      5 years ago

      Damn you, you ate my brains! smiley4.gif

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      5 years ago

      i remember you person too.... we used to do stupid shit on here all the time lol

    • Biolith

      5 years ago

      ... oh, right, I forgot about that. Where do I sign up for that, again?

    • Biolith

      5 years ago

      Get in where? What's goin' on?

    • f3licks

      5 years ago

      I exist. . . sporadically here at least.

      How've you been? Now that I'm in college I haven't been able to spend a lot of time around here.

      • jaxom_rahl

        5 years ago

        Just remembered that this site exists. It's amazing to think how much time I used to spend here.

        Just spent the last few months working 60+ hours a week at two jobs. Getting ready to go down to one job so that I'll have time for school, which I just started going back to in the Spring. I'm FINALLY going to take Spanish 201, after all these years, though I don't really have a place to practice around here. They don't call it "The White Mountains" for nothing. . .

        Some days I think I should just save up some money and just up and move to the UK. It'd be a gateway into Europe, and if I end up working two dead-end jobs to survive and pay for community college, I won't be any worse off than I am now. . . Just wanted to vent that to someone, because I haven't actually said it to anyone but myself.

    • Jalnor

      7 years ago

      Greetings, Comrade! Quick question for you regarding the Mafia game you signed up to... just to help me optimise the role distribution on Sunday.
      Can you tell me which of these roles you've played in the past (if any) and which of them you'd like to try in this round? Obviously, there are many other roles... these are the major ones with recurring powers. You can pick as many or as few as you like smiley1.gif

      Bodyguard/Doctor
      AI
      Psycho
      Vigilante

      • jaxom_rahl

        7 years ago

        I have been the cop space cowboy once, which I'm not sure if you meant to include in that list. I've also been the AI, but never any of those other roles, that I can remember. It suddenly occurs to me that I've done moar rounds as a mod than as special roles.

        Psycho could be fun.

    • exniner

      7 years ago

      YOU!

    • Jalnor

      7 years ago

      Uh, hey, dude. Vats?

    • Jalnor

      7 years ago

      There's a Vodka Vote in need of your input, Comrade Jaxom!

    • Jalnor

      7 years ago

      The polls in that news article wink.png

    • Jalnor

      7 years ago

      The KGB report that you haven't voted yet. They said something about a beating, but they might have been talking about the card games they play while reconning your house delivering pizza.

    • Ninjen13

      7 years ago

      our harvest is earlier
      besides, you guys wanted to be like us so badly you fixed a date for Columbus day in1971just so you could have the second monday of october off ;)

    • Ninjen13

      7 years ago

      Getting ready to move to Texas. That's about it :)

    • Ninjen13

      7 years ago

      Yes, I have been married 6 months now.

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      7 years ago

      Is that because it's an island so you have to swim into Australia?

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      They wouldn't! but my feet would keep me standing

    • f3licks

      8 years ago

      I can't remember which is worse, but they're both bad.
      Dune is just impossible to make a good movie out of.

    • ubertrance

      8 years ago

      I had to come here and comment because I saw Glissa
      Im a huge MTG player and its good to see another one lol

    • f3licks

      8 years ago

      Yep, one by David Lynch, and one that's like eight hours long.

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      I love the way that statistic works bigsmile.png
      What I love even more is when I tell someone how dumb average intellects actually are wink.png

    • Ranna

      8 years ago

      Indeed it has been a long time old chap!

      I have not been up to much, just university work really. Nothing very exciting to report from this side of the pond!

      How are you? How are things going? =]

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      8 years ago

      Can leopards ride horses?

      I THINK NOT, MY FRIEND

    • saltysquirel

      8 years ago

      I vaguely know you, so I dunno how R this FR is.

    • saltysquirel

      8 years ago

      What constitutes a "random" friend request?

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      why not? I thought that's what all the empty bottles were for...

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      Sometimes I hope that you actually died... then you return and post in my journals...

    • Sgt_Death

      8 years ago

      Hy were in Az do you live? Im in Tempe.

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      Damn quiz was BULLSHIT!

      Might has well made it true/false and made the answer pickles! smiley5.gif

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      Zedonk?

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    • Tiffari

      8 years ago

      I know the feeling. :|
      I've done that before.
      Now, I'm something of a Jew and don't tend to spend money unless it's completely necessary.
      Or unless it's on delicious food.

    • Tiffari

      8 years ago

      Hey!
      What are you up to?

    • TigerBalm

      8 years ago

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    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      your face is on backwards

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      You should've gone to the Edinburgh Festival this year, there are Zapatista posters all over the frelling place - I kept meaning to take a picture so I could post it here and tag you (like I did with urself's Rape Button last year) but I kept forgetting lol.png

    • f3licks

      8 years ago

      Well, I know why people think of it that way, I just don't agree with it.

      Also, even though the campaign focuses around the Terran, the Protoss and Zerg are very involved, and there are even Protoss missions, without giving anything away.

    • f3licks

      8 years ago

      Let me know when you get it.

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      Visit the Vodka Vote and you'll find out wink.png

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      Hey yo... to the Vodka Vote!

    • iamcevrus2

      8 years ago

      Effort of futility: You might want to stop by the Vodka Vote group if you haven't recently.

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      Thy presence be requested.

      Post edited 7/21/10 1:28PM

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      your face is yellow, brown and white


      oooooooooooo buuuuurn

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      8 years ago

      yellow and brown camo?

    • Tiffari

      8 years ago

      No kidding.
      I lived in Tucson for seven years, so I completely know what you mean.
      Unfortunately, I really hate Spanish and never felt compelled to learn it.
      I'm pretty certain that I'm going to learn Madarin and Arabic, as well.
      Then I can switch back and forth and really confuse the hell out of people.

    • Tiffari

      8 years ago

      That's an extremely good idea.
      I'm already looking forward to the point in time when I know Japanese very, very well.
      I'm going to go around pretending like I don't speak English.
      The fact that I'm just about as white as it gets makes it that much more amusing.

    • Tiffari

      8 years ago

      Ugh. I [sort of] know how you feel. :| No luck on the relationship front here, either.
      Ever.
      Hahaha, oh yes. Starcraft. Fun times. Most people I know will be glued to their computer screens.
      I won't, however. I'll probably be studying Japanese. :|

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