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by Anakin McFly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

The US is now requiring visitors to list all the social media accounts of the past 5 years: http://time.com/5599444/u-s-now-requiring-social-media-details-from-all-visa-applicants/ I don't know how this will work. How could they possibly know if someone didn't list everything? What if you can't reme...
by Anakin McFly
Thu May 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

ok, got to talk it out with my friend. it's all good now.

she said that when she got off the plane, there were like a hundred messages on her phone from all sorts of people. and by the time she reached mine she was just tired and overwhelmed, and she's sorry for snapping at me.
by Anakin McFly
Wed May 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

...anyway this was one catalyst in getting me to make an appointment for a mental health checkup tomorrow, because my anxiety has been going on for about ten years now and I’m tired. Also hoping to get a proper assessment to see if I’m on the autism spectrum or if it’s something else going on. The l...
by Anakin McFly
Wed May 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

I don't know, man. I was thinking that maybe it's the equivalent of an atheist barging into a funeral service to tell people that God doesn't exist and there's no heaven. It may be true as far as he's concerned, but really not a good time. I'm just confused at what she thought my motivation would be...
by Anakin McFly
Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

There are also movies that I read up on in advance - typically horror movies and those that deal with disturbing material so I know what I'm in for, and if it's something I'm willing to subject myself to in the first place. So in those cases being spoiled beforehand makes for a better experience in ...
by Anakin McFly
Mon May 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

ok, I screwed up badly. She thought I sent that out of spite, and requested I don't contact her for two weeks. I really didn't mean to hurt her at all. :( Spite was the furthest thing on my mind. I initially thought of not sending it, but then I'm that person who factchecks everything and I didn't w...
by Anakin McFly
Mon May 06, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Yeah, the twist in The Sixth Sense was spoiled for me. I always felt sad on missing out on what had seemed like a universal film-watching experience. For Endgame I think it wasn't so much the twists as that it would present answers to many questions that people had had since Infinity War, and people...
by Anakin McFly
Mon May 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

I think it's part of the wider cultural climate where works of fiction are some of the last remaining sources of joy and escapism left for us in this world. It might also say something about the type of stories coming out now whose enjoyment hinges heavily on plot twists and other key moments, rathe...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

I just saw Endgame. It was epic. I was minorly spoiled hours before by some dude on reddit who was sending detailed spoilers to random people on lgbt subs. I stopped reading when I realized, but dang, that takes hate mail to a whole new level. He’s been gloating about it and how he finds it hilariou...
by Anakin McFly
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: I got this spam mail...
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: I got this spam mail...

I check them from my phone for that reason - apparently phones are slightly more immune, since those links are meant to work on desktops.

but yeah, I should probably stop. >_>
by Anakin McFly
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: I got this spam mail...
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: I got this spam mail...

yes. It's worth it for the occasional lulz. Like the time someone sent me a 'passport scan' that was clearly whipped up in MS Paint in 5 minutes. There was Comic Sans and typos. Though I hear that this is intentional as a screening process so that the only people who would possibly fall for it are u...
by Anakin McFly
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Facebook's "real name" policy sucks. My friend can't create an account with his real name (Young; he's Korean) because FB thinks it's fake and requests ID proof. He refuses to send them ID for privacy reasons and just for the principle of the thing, but he needs an account to join college ...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

A few commenters have brought up that this was in Northern Ireland: "he grew up in Northern Ireland in the 60's. Replace race with 'catholic' or 'protestant' and that's basically what was constantly going on around him. a group of Protestants would kill a catholic, some Catholics would then get...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Racism and tribalism have primal underpinnings. It's about protecting those like you and seeing others as a threat, and in times of trauma, those impulses crop up against our better judgement. I think we need to distinguish that urge from the racism that stems from social conditioning and unexamined...
by Anakin McFly
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Yeah sorry, I deleted the post. I was chatting about it with an American friend and it seemed that it was an issue of me not being good at reading expressions on a tiny phone screen with unclear audio. My initial impression was that the kid was extremely uncomfortable and trying to smile to look unt...
by Anakin McFly
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: I got this spam mail...
Replies: 4
Views: 859

I got this spam mail...

Got this in spam from someone who said she was lonely and would like to 'fuuuck'. I clicked on the link, and I'm quite concerned that this 'dating site' first says that you must be above 18, but if you say you're not, they still let you through anyway. [none]

[url]ketolife.su[/url]
by Anakin McFly
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

lolwut I’m in awe at the sheer terribleness of this. ...also I'm baffled that someone who decided they wanted to make fun of non-binary kids decided to choose those who use 'they' pronouns, and not the bunself crowd or the lunettian femgender xirls*. http://lgbta.wikia.com/wiki/Lunettian *i saw some...
by Anakin McFly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Merry Christmas!

It’s a disgrace what’s happening in our world


FTFY [none]

Merry Christmas!
by Anakin McFly
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tweet of the week
Replies: 96
Views: 9033

Re: Tweet of the week

wtf Amos Yee https://twitter.com/BTBH_IsraelDope/status/1071174221609480192/photo/1 https://mothership.sg/2018/12/amos-yee-banned-from-facebook-twitter/ though in a way I'm not at all surprised. The previous international coverage of him was weirdly positive, given all the things (beyond just critic...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Bonus points for the ban coming on the "International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers". That's terrible. D: I do think they'll find other platforms, partly because new ones emerge so quickly these days and now there's going to be a rush to fill that gap. The initial mass exodus fr...
by Anakin McFly
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

unpopular opinion but: good riddance to Tumblr, I hope it dies and the people there can find better platforms more suited to community building and which don't spam children (and me) with unsolicited porn. and honestly I believe that LGBTQ youth are going to benefit the most from Tumblr dying, becau...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: LOTR trilogy...and Black Panther
Replies: 31
Views: 2880

Re: LOTR trilogy...and Black Panther

I hear that the Mordor folks in the books were strongly-coded as Muslim/Middle-Eastern, and that's something they intentionally changed in the films. sci-fi author Andrew Duncan argued that the depiction of the orcs in Lord of the Rings is racist and will have “dire consequences . . . for society.” ...
by Anakin McFly
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 5511

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

I've heard it said that white supremacists(and passive white people in general) secretly harbor an inferiority-complex. That may be because somewhere, deep down they know they have sacrificed their souls for external power, validation and comfort. I agree with the inferiority complex, but not its c...
by Anakin McFly
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

...what's this now about Ohio proposing the death penalty for abortions with no exceptions even in cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother? I don't know how much of it is true or if it's been exaggerated, because it seems too sociopathically evil to make it such that if someone gets raped an...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Replies: 57
Views: 5511

Re: Mass shootings and white nationalism

@phe_de - It's more about recent shootings in the US and how some of them have explicitly white supremacist causes, based on things the shooters themselves said.
by Anakin McFly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: He’s here!
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: He’s here!

Congratulations!!
by Anakin McFly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

do it
Hollywood needs better people there

although I likewise always dreamed of going to Hollywood (as a scriptwriter), but then got extremely disillusioned with Hollywood along the way.
by Anakin McFly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nothing about the Mid Terms?
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: Nothing about the Mid Terms?

76 percent of white women voted against Abrams lol. I dropped by the FB page of an online acquaintance who's a white woman and staunch Trump supporter (I've tried talking to her, but I don't know enough about US politics to counter her claims, and her reality has simply diverged too much from mine)...
by Anakin McFly
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 4184

Re: Leftist twitter...

@DA - Thanks for that explanation! The misinformation didn't come directly from my friend, but rather that I (maybe she as well) assumed Romania was an example of what a communist country would look like, since it considered itself communist by name. Likewise from friends in China and school history...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leftist twitter...
Replies: 43
Views: 4184

Re: Leftist twitter...

@DA - sorry for my ignorance, but is that belief part of mainstream communism? I was under the impression that it meant workers were all to receive the same salary regardless of how much value they create, which seemed like a recipe for disaster and was something I couldn’t get on board with (while ...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sad news regarding Cash (AKA Brandon)
Replies: 26
Views: 3056

Re: Sad news regarding Cash (AKA Brandon)

Oh man. :( I'll miss him.

Thanks for letting us know, Gendo and aels.
by Anakin McFly
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Victim Blaming & Women's Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Victim Blaming & Women's Safety

Relevant quote, from Jackson Katz: “I draw a line down the middle of a chalkboard, sketching a male symbol on one side and a female symbol on the other. Then I ask just the men: What steps do you guys take, on a daily basis, to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? At first there is a ki...
by Anakin McFly
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice

A friend of a friend on FB claimed that this was part of a ploy to boost enrolment at Ford's university. wtf.
by Anakin McFly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice

There were a few women very suspicious that Ford would have just left her friend Leland alone with a roomful of drunk teenage boys who had just attempted to rape her, instead of warn her to get out of there. But that’s consistent with shock and trauma. There was apparently also some article or somet...
by Anakin McFly
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice
Replies: 18
Views: 2125

Re: Love it when a sexual predator president insists on a sexual predator justice

Kind of serious question: what exactly is the evidence that Ford is lying - and especially that she’s been bribed to do so - about her assault? I keep seeing that claim (including from a black female friend of a friend, as well as from sexual assault survivors) treated as obvious fact, and I’m bothe...
by Anakin McFly
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

It's ok, he has beer. He likes beer. Many people like beer. Do you like beer?
by Anakin McFly
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

people are comparing Kavanaugh to Emmett Till
by Anakin McFly
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal

I wish power had better English, at least. >_>
by Anakin McFly
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal

As if somehow these men are willing to break the laws against rape, but they aren't willing to break laws stating that they can't go into women's rooms. Yeah, that. [giveup] Singaporean homophobia is unique in that there aren't many common arguments yet, because the issue is still relatively new an...
by Anakin McFly
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal
Replies: 4
Views: 693

People have been making terrible arguments for keeping gay sex illegal

After India decriminalised consensual sex between men, the debate has reached Singapore and people suck. Regular homophobia is one thing, as are the usual arguments which I may disagree with but at least find internally consistent. But here are some of the typical arguments that have been flying aro...
by Anakin McFly
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Why the fuck is brown rice so hard to make?
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Why the fuck is brown rice so hard to make?

Has the rice finished cooking yet?
by Anakin McFly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: Videos for Anakin
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Videos for Anakin

Lol I just saw this thread oh wow they mentioned Permanent Record! I love the mid-80s Keanu movies. Acting-wise, Under the Influence was good too. The movies themselves were average, but there seemed to be much more variety in Keanu's acting style back then, and in movie plots in general before most...
by Anakin McFly
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)
Replies: 95
Views: 9451

Re: Random news/topics/opinions(contribute your own if want)

Jesse Singal's latest article on trans kids: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/ What's frustrating is that there are some actual facts, myth-debunking and good advice mixed in there, along with the misleading use of data and ignorance from someo...
by Anakin McFly
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm currently within walking distance of Trump and Kim
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: I'm currently within walking distance of Trump and Kim

lol yes At least they're gone now. Local politicians were extremely friendly with the two of them, which was unsettling and got some flak, but judging from how stressed they looked afterwards it's possible they were motivated more by wanting to be nice to the sociopaths so they wouldn't kill them. O...
by Anakin McFly
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm currently within walking distance of Trump and Kim
Replies: 3
Views: 662

I'm currently within walking distance of Trump and Kim

life was better when they were very, very far away.

Also, the security is crazy. and traffic. lol traffic. My family was stuck idling at a roadblock for about half an hour while waiting for Kim and his entourage to drive from the airport to the hotel.
by Anakin McFly
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: what in the absolute unholy fuck
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: what in the absolute unholy fuck

It's noteworthy how many outlets are headlining this as "pedophile runs for Congress". Like the fact that he's sexually attracted to children is the worst thing about him. Not the fact that he overtly advocates domestic abuse and bragged about repeatedly raping his ex-wife and wants to ra...
by Anakin McFly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: what in the absolute unholy fuck
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: what in the absolute unholy fuck

"Pedophile runs for Congress." "White supremacist runs for Congress." "Rapist runs for Congress." "Man who went to jail for making death threats against the president runs for Congress." "Man who believes women should be considered property runs for Cong...
by Anakin McFly
Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: I made a 2018 movies thread too
Replies: 160
Views: 10903

Re: I made a 2018 movies thread too

Also, I don’t think anything you said about the stones was in any of the movies, unless I missed it, which is entirely possible. Yeah, that was partly speculation on my part. From the wiki: - the mind stone gave Thanos telepathic abilities, in this case to do things just by thinking about it - the ...

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