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Shuruia

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  1. Saying that your religion is Agnosticism, Atheism or Pantheism is like saying you live in the city of Train, Bus or Bicycle. (not religions reeeeeee)
  2. I feel as though Valve is missing an opportunity by not making a fully fledged VR Portal game. By the way, is that the best article you could find? "Alyx is the name of a character in the earlier Half-Life games." This is written in a very misleading way since there are two Half-Life games (four if you count the HL2 episodes) and Alyx is in the later one. I figured that's not how they meant it, but it degrades the quality of the writing nonetheless. "But like the rest of the universe he has not been properly seen since 2007, when the latest Half-Life game was released." Alyx is female. The guy who wrote the article must have just Googled her name for some fast facts and assumed her to be male by her name. I get that not everyone is a gamer, but a little research goes a long way in journalism. These might seem like petty gripes, but people like this are paid to write these articles. This is like getting paid to write a mediocre 200-word essay in high school. Game journalism is a joke.
  3. Keep in mind that you are supposed to be on a break. It sucks that you always have to be on standby for these somewhat frequent network issues.
  4. I don't really have an opinion on this, but it's always nice for games to be available on more platforms so they can reach a wider audience.
  5. Science doesn't explain things that don't exist because it doesn't work that way. If you're referring to people's perception of such things, there is no "can be" or "will be"; there are already explanations for those. As for myself, I'm afraid I don't have an interesting answer to this thread since I don't believe in anything supernatural whatsoever.
  6. When my grandfather died, he left me a sum of money as inheritance. As my grandmother was giving me the money, she very specifically told me to not let my mother anywhere near the money because she knew that my mother would try to weasel her way into taking the money for herself. I was younger and more naïve back then, so I didn't think much of it. It turned out she was right, since my mother put all of the money into her own bank account and used it to start a business without telling me first. She said that she was doing it for me and that it was the best use of the money. The business failed a couple of years later after my mother turned into an alcoholic and disappeared. I haven't seen her since. My regret was being naïve and not listening to my grandmother, even though it's normal for teenagers to be naïve or to trust their parents.
  7. Hello, old friend.

    1. Shuruia

      Shuruia

      Shuruia, old friend.

  8. Pretty much. This isn't the 1400s scam artist Catholic Church, nor is it the 1900s fascist-sympathising Catholic Church. Even if their charity work simply isn't out of the goodness of their hearts (it's ironically what puts them in business), it's there nonetheless. The modern Catholic Church is mostly harmless, which people ought to compare and contrast with many Protestant denominations which are a great deal more extreme.
  9. I want to say that you have no grasp of context clues, but I know you're just being disingenuous. It's obviously not a word you use to your superior in a professional setting. I dare you to say with a straight face that "nigger" is the only word that follows this rule. I wouldn't call my boss "idiot" or "beautiful" either.
  10. You're not entirely wrong, but not correct either. Suffixing "a" in lieu of "er" is simply a more ghetto way of saying the word, as though you're sounding out the word as people from the ghetto say it. As ironic as it is for the more ghetto version being more acceptable, it's with good reason since it also denotes a sense of casualness. Casualness = agreeableness = less likely to be scorned—this formula is not inherent to "nigger" and can be applied to many words. There are context clues for both variations of the word, and I can guarantee you that there are many ways to use "nigga" in a very negative context as well.
  11. Terms such as "nigger" and "faggot" have underwent a rather joyful process that we call "amelioration" in the field of linguistics. The secondary meanings of these words (e.g. "nigger" being used in the same context as "buddy" or "pal") have taken on an identity of their own, separate from the original meaning. As juvenile as these words are, they're harmless in most of the contexts that they are used within the communication platforms our members use. I'm sure our mod team have enough common sense to know when these words are being used in a more vile context. I call people "mongs" all the time and don't get called a racist for it because people know that it's not in an insulting context. If the message of the post is to suggest that we crack down on people using these words in prejudicial contexts, then it seems rather redundant since we already do that. If it's to suggest that we crack down on people shitposting by just saying "nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger nigger", then that's also redundant for the same reason.
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