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Based_Papa_John

"Every Pizza a Large" - Papa Long
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This opinion is admitedly unpopular in the real world, maybe not so much here.

Harry Potter is overrated. I never read the books or watched the movies growing up, though I was part of the target demographic. I watched the first three movies fairly recently with a friend of mine, and I was decidedly underwhelmed. Sure, I can see the appeal. But it is just so tripe. I can't really put my finger on it, but I think it has something to do with appealing to our natural narcissistic tendencies. Like when you see your one friend from high school on social media saying that they're "still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts." You're either a "wizard" or a "muggle." You're one of the elites or you're one of the rabble. That may be why the hardcore fans of the franchise seem to fit the Boomer stereotype of a millennial: "special," above-it-all, and infinitely more moral than thou because Orange Man is Voldemort, or something like that. And I have known a few real-life Hermoine wannabes that have effectively ruined Harry Potter for me.
 

Give Her The D

You have been BAMBOOZLED
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This is bound to be unpopular with a certain base of the forums, but most people out in the real world know there's an element of truth to this.

Being slightly left-wing or any form of Democrat =/= being a socialist or communist. I'd dare say a lot of the Democratic base is still very pro-Wall Street and pro-market, albeit the DNC taking up with the socialist crowd a bit. I have no idea why the DNC thinks taking up with the socialism crowd would win them any favors, because if they did truly think this would win them votes, they'd allow Bernie to run as a Democrat again. You can be a moderate Democrat and take up issue with the DNC's leadership quite well, as I'm sure many have. Being a pro-market and pro-capitalist Democrat doesn't make you a 'baste and redpilled' person, it makes you a good example of a person in a group that already has a shitty reputation.
 

Based_Papa_John

"Every Pizza a Large" - Papa Long
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This is bound to be unpopular with a certain base of the forums, but most people out in the real world know there's an element of truth to this.

Being slightly left-wing or any form of Democrat =/= being a socialist or communist. I'd dare say a lot of the Democratic base is still very pro-Wall Street and pro-market, albeit the DNC taking up with the socialist crowd a bit. I have no idea why the DNC thinks taking up with the socialism crowd would win them any favors, because if they did truly think this would win them votes, they'd allow Bernie to run as a Democrat again. You can be a moderate Democrat and take up issue with the DNC's leadership quite well, as I'm sure many have. Being a pro-market and pro-capitalist Democrat doesn't make you a 'baste and redpilled' person, it makes you a good example of a person in a group that already has a shitty reputation.
I would say the average Democratic voter doesn't hate the United States or wants to implement socialism. Tim Pool - despite being a bit of a "Bernie Bro" - is probably closer to the average Dem voter than your average Breadtuber. However, given the fact that the DNC is eager to play to the vocal socialist crowd while simultaneously screwing over Bernie, the average Dem voter might actually have more in common with Trump than with anyone the DNC can nominate at the moment.
 

Bad Headspace

Y e a h
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A new one:
The common sentiment about fans being entitled when they expect the content creator to do a thing. Please, the content is worthless without an audience. It's especially annoying when the creator is a monetized grifter but act all elitist when he just stops delivering the product people care about.

The artist is depending on the audience, so he should be more respectful. Both parties should work on getting into a healthy balance.
 

Count groudon

Concentration camp counselor
True & Honest Fan
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I know I probably mentioned this is the gaming sub forum ages ago, but as a fella who loves all things aquatic, I’m very fond of water levels in games. In fact the water temple in OOT was my favorite dungeon in the whole game, those water level puzzles be damned. The gameplay changes are usually really fun since I love having free range to move around and I always dig the aesthetic of ‘em. Really the only games that have water levels I hate are sonic games since I find the whole concept of having entire areas of a level that you could only walk around in for a few seconds before instantly dying incredibly stupid.

furthermore, I’m also pretty happy with ice levels too. I’ll admit they actually do suck, but they always feels so cozy.
 

AbyssStarer

Missionary of the Birb Church
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I know I probably mentioned this is the gaming sub forum ages ago, but as a fella who loves all things aquatic, I’m very fond of water levels in games. In fact the water temple in OOT was my favorite dungeon in the whole game, those water level puzzles be damned. The gameplay changes are usually really fun since I love having free range to move around and I always dig the aesthetic of ‘em. Really the only games that have water levels I hate are sonic games since I find the whole concept of having entire areas of a level that you could only walk around in for a few seconds before instantly dying incredibly stupid.

furthermore, I’m also pretty happy with ice levels too. I’ll admit they actually do suck, but they always feels so cozy.
I never minded water levels until I played a Mario game. They're much more manageable in games that let you attack in all directions underwater.
 
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B. F. Bugleberry

Always assume my posts are drunkposts.
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Hard work is mandatory for making good people. I think experience in physical hardship would cure a good number of societal ills we are currently going through.

But it in no way at all guarantees any wealth or security. Hard work really does not directly correlate with prosperity. You can find something that does pay off with hard work, but those opportunities are often few and hard to find. I have met way way too many people who were physical beasts, often with related trade skill sets, absolute in their competency, living quite desperate lives through no fault of their own.
 

Inflatable Julay

They fly now
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Scrooge was right.

I've noticed something the past few times I've watched the various Christmas Carol adaptations. Scrooge is probably the most honest and authentic characters in that story and I don't think he ever needed to change his ways. To summarize:

Scrooge is demonized for not giving money to the charity collectors, and asking "are there no prisons or workhouses?" This seems heartless, but Scrooge also mentions that he pays his taxes and funds those places, and because many would rather die, that isn't really his problem as he's already doing his share.

Scrooge is keeping people in business. His job is as a moneylender, and he must be doing a pretty good job considering he's still in business despite being universally hated. He's cheap and stingy when it comes to his OWN money, but by all accounts he pays people exactly what he owes them.

Bob Cratchitt is given Christmas day off. Scrooge has no obligation to do this, but Bob barely even has to ask. Scrooge knows Bob wants it off, and he lets him take it. Yet this is still somehow supposed to be something we scoff at.

Nearly everybody who knows Scrooge is a terrible person themselves. Bob Cratchitt and his family are probably the only other characters who are not equally as bad as scrooge is. When Scrooge dies, the townsfolk steal all of his posessions including the very clothes he was supposed to be buried in. I'm pretty sure Scrooge never STOLE anything from anybody, and if we're supposed to sympathize with these people, why are they literally ROBBING FROM THE DEAD? I think Scrooge would be more likely to double down on his attitude if he saw that. Is the message supposed to be that giving out your money will just make everyone nicer to you? Is money the only important thing to them, as well? Would they still be doing this after Scrooge changes his ways?

Additionally, Fred is a two face and a liar. He is smarmy and obnoxiously cheerful when we first see him, harassing Scrooge over not liking a holiday that, given his past, he has every right to associate with bitterness. As soon as he goes home to his own party, he starts talking shit about Scrooge and laughing about him. That's a pretty shitty thing to do to a family member that has been through way more shit than he has, and it's even shittier to do it behind their back after pretending to kiss their ass. Fred is an awful person and not somebody I would want to spend time with.

All Scrooge wants is to be left alone. He goes from his work, to his house, and does not bother or harass anybody on the way. In fact it is HIM who is constantly being harassed by people who are expecting something from him. Why? He never asked anything from you, and he never promised anything. Scrooge is not greedy, everyone else in the story is.

I still love A Christmas Carol but now I can sympathize with Scrooge a lot more than I used to.
 
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