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Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Tracula posted:

So, bluntly. What is Brad gonna do?

he could probably make it on his own i think.

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Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

FC5 is a perfectly fine open world game that does have fun stuff. It's really a shame they hosed up with having easily the worst story of any FC game and their half assed 'we're gonna dance around current events without doing anything meaningful' solution because that did rightly sour people on what coulda been a fun experience.

what annoyed me more is i fully expected them to not make a "gently caress trump/chuds" game. judging from all the commercials, they were trying to go for a Branch davidian plus ISIS feel and that honestly interested the hell out of me more then "lol chuds killing sim" poo poo a decent amount of people wanted. the problem is that don't do poo poo with cult stuff. you have some vague overview of their beliefs and methods but thats it. if you want a depressing and sorta deep far cry. play 2.

WampaLord posted:

In addition, it does things like play Ride (not Rise, dammit) of the Valkyries when you are doing the helicopter gun mission and I'm pretty sure we're meant to think that Jason is hearing that song in his head because he's gone all war crazy. I also think that's another mission where you rescue a different friend who reacts like a normal person to everything Jason is doing (holy poo poo dude you got a big war boner right now, that's hosed up!)

It tried, bless its heart, it definitely tried to sell the message of "but isn't all this fun actually super bad?!?" but it didn't earn it.

same. I never got intentional malice in the story of the game that i have some people say it has. it hosed up its execution of some interesting ideas much like bioshock infinite hosed up the execution of their ideas.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

Yea I wasn't really holding my hopes out for 'lol flamethrower the CHUDS', it was pretty clearly originally designed around Branch style militant cults and they obviously wanted to cash in on current events as launch got closer.

They still just kinda did nothing with THAT element either. You instantly meet up with the ~good guy survivalists~ who quickly explain that ACTUALLY it's fine to be an insane armed to the teeth prepper but THOSE guys are bad because THEY have magic drugs and THAT'S not good. Then from there you're just fighting loving magicians and zombies. The only genuinely good cult guy is mr "I was looking all my life for things to say YES to". The other two were 'generic survivalist who's the BAD kind not the GOOD kind like OUR militia' and 'a literal drug wizard who I have no idea why she's even here she's just a straight up goddamn mage with a vague hippy style that actually has nothing to do with the other Seeds' style of things at all'.

Also the general 'this feels weird' about gunning down drug addicts in rural America...for the resistance, yaaaaay....

agreed but the cult is basicaly going full ISIS and killing anyone who doesnt submit. Jacob is just a hosed up PTSD vet who has gone full neo Malthusian/social darwinist and Hope is just the newest "hope" she is some kid who got druged and brainwashed into being the pretty face for the death cult. both are interesting ideas but the way the game is structured its all humbled jumble. i like the game mechanicaly and enviromentaly a ton, sucks about the story.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Alaois posted:

the brief time I played Far Cry 5 it gave me the feeling of a movie that was in development hell and passed around between different directors and editors to try and salvage something out of it, so you have these deathly serious cutscenes interspersed with disjointed, frenetic open world gameplay and irreverent jokey dialogue being piped into your ear and South Park-esque mission intros for recreating a famous stuntman's stunts and nothing about the game felt like it was a coherent, focused project made by humans

well thats far cry in a nutshell. only 2 goes the full serious route. its why i got annoyed at the waypoint review. i like Austin but it was never gonna be mafia 3(a great game) and a chud killing sim with deep serious conversations with no humor.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

oh also side quests are even worse than usual except for the like, two in each region they clearly spent effort in. I got I think 3 distinct flavors of 'there's DRUG ADDICTS in there, take your machine gun to them please. We're the good guys btw'.

that too. gently caress the hope area as pretty as it is.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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sexpig by night posted:

That is fair. They have very neat ideas, I remember the spoiler but forgot Jacob had a whole PTSD 'I turned to this poo poo to make sense' thing going on. Those could both be very solid characters but...yea just it all got lost in the vague soup of clashing flavors of the story.

They designed a linear game at first, I think. I think you're meant to play Mr Yes Dude, then Faith, then Jacob and kinda get this slowly creeping dread as it grows from kinda 'normal' weird cult that's suddenly gone violent to 'oh gently caress no they're messing with some twisted stuff' and then full on 'welcome to my killing fields bitches' but...no one's gonna do that when they can run freely from the get go so I think they had to water things down to be sure you could experience them whenever. I think this is a case where 'not every game NEEDS to be a sandbox' is true, some structure would have made this story better because yea I agree I dig the game as a pure mechanical/style thing.

this. the whole "make it non linear, doesnt work that well. it doesn't help faith is weakest area of the three. here entire era is boring as crap with some ok segments. I did her segment first because she was the one i saw the least in marketing but bleh. the game heavly pushes you to johns area first but idk.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 22:38 on May 3, 2018

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Parakeet vs. Phone posted:

I'm getting deja vu to discussing Death Wish 3 where there's definitely satire but not everyone was in on the joke. Far Cry 3 clearly wanted to do something with the "white savior" story, but it loses the plot pretty quickly and there were definitely people involved who just thought it was all awesome.

In fairness, I haven't played it, but it sounds like Far Cry 5 also missed the obvious answer of just getting into the weeds more with the cult dynamics if they wanted to stay apolical. There's an interesting bit of Jim Jones' history where at the start there were little competing factions inside the cult. There were intellectuals who thought they were scamming the fundies into being socialists, fundies who thought they were scamming the intellectuals into being followers and the growing cult of personality around Jones himself. That's an easy way to set up 3 leaders if they're still dead set on doing non-linear regions.

After playing Mafia 3 I'm really starting to think that the push for non-linear open world has been a net negative. Mafia 3 would probably have been a lot better with a more linear world.

yeah pretty much. i always thought Mafia 3 knocked it out of the park when it came to tackling racism and the 60s. the writers nailed the tone and the wording and dog whistles. like the "native son" radio program and stuff. plus it was fun game. the shooting was sharp and meaty as hell. it was also the closet to feeling like a Punisher game in a long time.

khwarezm posted:

I haven't played it and I've heard a lot about how Mafia suffers badly from repetition, but what specifically about the open world damaged the game for you?

yeah its the repition, which works story wise and thematicaly but it kills the pacing a bunch. ok so each main target has 2 underboss types. you destroy and gently caress up each under bosses thing and then kill or turn the under boss. it works because of the whole MACV SOG type poo poo. slowly killing the big bads support and its fun for a while because i loved the gun play but its not for everyone.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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John Murdoch posted:

Oh, huh, didn't realize he was quite that tied into those games.

yeah, warhorse used to make mafia 1 and 2 but 2k hosed them over on 2 and they had to get rid of a ton of cool stuff(different mechanics, weapons, trollys) or turn it into half baked DLC. I like kingdom come alot so far, though i havent had time to play and i am waiting for more.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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MonsieurChoc posted:

I feel like Max is way too easy to kill in this Mad Max vidya game, considering the movies.

If that game had more stuff to do and a longer quest line and randomized camps and poo poo. it would be amazing. the biggest issues is that by the time you have cool upgrades, the game is over.

Or just a new game plus.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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AllmyFrench78 posted:

So apparently CA store is back up https://theawesomestore.com/. And the website front page has changed.

i thought they were dead. dont they have like Brad and that british dude left.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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VolticSurge posted:

Also, Your Dinosaurs are Wrong just updated. The guy clearly knows a LOT about dinosaurs.

sounds like my gf and her stepdad. I wish i had a science brain sometimes.

Edit. those videso vaguely remind me of this dude. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH...TE6yZzKrqdea8RQ

he makes videos "reviewing" various reptiles to keep as pets and he does different breakdowns of why this would be good for this person and so on. plus he is just so drat happy and positive.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 02:18 on May 5, 2018

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Doctor Spaceman posted:

His take on Frozen is a few steps up from Stephen Molyneux's.

idk kevin swansons was the worst take i saw on frozen.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/...-turn-kids-gay/


i forget what molyneux was. i assume something about cultural marxism or some insane poo poo like that, i know petersons was like that but even dumber.


Tired Moritz posted:

I still think of the book of henry a lot.

whats the book of Henry?

Dapper_Swindler
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sexpig by night posted:

Yea that's the grift. He gets to say 'I'm in humanities' which is not a lie but because we straight don't teach humanities worth a drat in America his crowd assumes that means he's a master of all humanities topics. So when HE says we need to destroy the gender/racial studies and purge the arts of anyone who disagrees that the humble lobster is to be our totem it's actually good because he's ONE OF THEM.

he relies on people not being knowledgble in the fields he talks about it and then he just uses words and says logic a bunch. like i dont know poo poo about animal psychology/biology. so i could theoretically buy into his bullshit about lobsters. I do however know about the holocaust and history academic field. so whenever he tries to be a historian, he fucks up grandly and it shows he doesn't know how to approach poo poo.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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MiddleOne posted:

It's way worse than that, I'm gonna re-post Dan's run-through of the film from earlier on the page so that no one misses the jump down the rabbit-hole that is this movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMb7-6eg4Zo

sounds terrible. that being said. the movie that got me legit ANGRY and sorta offended(i am extremely hard to offend) at was Me before You, gently caress that ablest poo poo.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Trojan Kaiju posted:

Thanks to Dan's Book of Henry video I can't hear the name Janice without immediately preceding it with "God drat It."

i watched the review and i legit laughed at that because its just so weird, because that kid would be dragged to in school therapy and put in the differently abled social club so loving fast it would make his head spin for acting like that. i know it happens to me for dumber and less. i was the smart but socialy akward kid and i said dumb poo poo too.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 18:44 on May 5, 2018

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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AllmyFrench78 posted:

Yes, they do. And apparently, the recent nostalgia critic episode has no negative comments on the video. Plus, channel awesome retweeted this: https://twitter.com/WickedSuitProd/...16533195902976. So, it is possible that the controversy is over and that they are slowly going to change the website.

that or they are just culling negative comments. people do that and i am sure they could get an intern to do it.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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VolticSurge posted:

No, he didn't like it for dumb reasons as always.Rich liked it a lot,on the other hand.

i get where he is coming from sorta. but that one move just shows he is a moron and i liked rich calling him out on it.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Terrible Opinions posted:

I mean he just went on a twitter rant about how "more talented" people deserve to be billionaires and that any protest against this is just holding society back.

this. this is why i dislike movie bob. he is an a psudo intellectual who leans "progressive" but only so he can spit on the "dummies" and "scum gently caress rural poor" who all deserve to die so people like bob can advance society and bring mario back from the EVIL JOCK CONSERVATIVES who ruined gaming by introducing FPS games. the dude has arrested development. i think his early stuff wasnt bad but he kinda just broke. most of his bad poo poo is on twitter. if he cut that poo poo out, he would be fine.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 19:19 on May 11, 2018

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Arcsquad12 posted:

If you think bobs early stuff was better you clearly didn't see his reviews of watchmen or that Zack Snyder fetish film whose name eludes me

well i said wasn't bad, didnt mean great. i liked watchmen sorta though, gently caress faries or whatever that other movie was sucks rear end.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Max Wilco posted:

Again, I'm not trying to defend Jon. All I meant to say was that apart from the Apu thing, I was under the impression that he had mostly been quiet. There is certainly dumb crap such as this:
https://twitter.com/JonTronShow/sta...123174218813440

A couple of those tweets from Bob are from six years ago, but these are from last month.
https://twitter.com/RespectElves/st...511253290999809




lol, jon is dumb shite. yeah i am a little mixed sometimes about speech laws but the dude was dumb rear end in a top hat who taught his pug to do nazi poo poo. gently caress him.

on Bob. jesus christ, what happened to him that made him this much a bitter fuckhead.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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CelticPredator posted:

Hes a nerd that never got over his high school days

thats loving sad. like i just graduated today and one of the speakers brought up a hawking quote that reminded me of bob. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge." because thats bob in a nutshell. i mean i didnt have a great high school(stupid drama poo poo) but i don't get how someone can get caught up on that poo poo for loving 10 plus years and then lust for the death of rurals/poor people. i am surprised he isn't liberterian.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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CelticPredator posted:

Congrats on graduating! Now be better than Movie Blob

thanks. history and Homeland security. i am still sorta worried about what to do now. thinking of americorp or some service thing for now.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Playstation 4 posted:

He was. essentially still is with progressive brand white paint.

yeah pretty much. he basically just went "woke" Clintononian type. but holy gently caress he has a giant authoritarian streak.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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MariusLecter posted:

Morbid Mystery: The Death of Elisa Lam - Ask a Mortician: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_if47gEn0w

What Happens to a Body During Cremation? - Ask a Mortician: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSFX-hFgIk

This video is a pretty good introduction to Ask a Mortician for those unfamiliar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKIyDMaxh4w

Welp found a great new channel. Thanks.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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TheMaestroso posted:

She's super insightful and funny to boot. You should check out her books, too: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (about being a mortician) and From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death (about death and burial practices in cultures around the world). Saw her do a talk last year while promoting her second book and it was excellent.

yeah. its right up my alley. i have always been weirdly tempted to go into being a mortician. it seems like a fascinating field of work.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 18:39 on May 14, 2018

Dapper_Swindler
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Mokinokaro posted:

The FO3 world is also a lot of fun to explore.

FO4's is just kind of bland in comparison.

this. fallout 3 is much more diverse when it comes to locations. 4 is ok and i think the gunplay is much more fun but thats about it. i also like the mods for both.

I have been on a flawed game streak and right now i have mostly be slowly plodding through dragon age 2 (i played through twice years ago) and i honestly enjoy it more then i did then. i like alot of the ideas and themes it tries to work with and i personally like "smaller more contained" stories. the whole qunari plot line is great as are a few others but the game was rushed to hell and back and it shows. inquisition was pretty good too but with bioware being forced to work on Not-Destiny. i doubt they will last.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Arcsquad12 posted:

God of War is actually fun to play unlike Last of Us. Though I really am sick of the over shoulder 3rd person view. It's bad in shooters and it's even worse in brawlers where you need situational awareness. It's what put me off Senua's Sacrifice even if that game is quite good for what it is.

this. as someone who disliked the other god of war games(kratos being a giant prick plus the gameplay style) i am genuinely enjoying the new god of war. the combat is fun once you get the hang of it and the story isnt bad for what it is. the BOY and kratos are a make a fun and interesting pair and i think it does a pretty good job of showing the various themes and poo poo.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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christ they have gone even lower then expected. I am kinda saddened that i ever found him funny.


Absurd Alhazred posted:

Lindsay has one out for patrons that's kind of about TLJ but moreso about fascploitation in the SW franchise.

It's good, you plebs will be able to watch it, too, in a couple of day.

I think Tie Fighter did that more then the movies ever did. its fun to play as the baddies. yeah no poo poo the empire is big dumb evil thing. and the first order is a even dumber version of it.


I like his stuff alot.

Taintrunner posted:

TLJ has a yo momma joke and is thus irredeemable.

it wasnt even a yo momma joke. it was basicaly " ok ill talk to you mom instead" type thing. not funny either way but idk.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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Conal Cochran posted:

Usually when one of these big tentpole films is so divisive online I can understand why. Something like Batman V Superman spawning long twitters fights I can get. But when I see the same happen with The Last Jedi, I'm so confused.

I went to see it, and thought, "Yeah, that was a Star Wars movie. Some of the jokes seemed out of place, a little weirdly paced and structured, but other than that it was pretty good" Like, it seemed like a relatively safe movie, not Force Awakens safe, but safe. Then I look online and hundreds of tiny battles had broken out over it. It seems odd to me even by hyperbolic internet standards.

i thought it was flawed in various ways but it wasnt that bad. i dont get the full hate.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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thats seems about right. you need a life outside the internet. especially if its your job. its why if i ever start some kinda internet show(probably podcast with a friend or two) it will be as fun hobby, not to get rich or some poo poo.


WampaLord posted:

It's insane and sadly I think a whole lot of it is driven by "a purple haired lady yelled at a man and that made me feel bad deep inside"

ehh. thats unfair. not all of the movies hatred is driven by chud bullshit. alot of themes and scenes didnt work well or were dumb as poo poo. holdo was fine but the whole conflict between her and poe felt kinda forced and dumb. plus the low speed chase thing.

Dapper_Swindler
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Neddy Seagoon posted:

Part of the problem with the discussion is the actual real issue with that scene skews close enough to that that it can get muddled as a single general opinion. And I do think, aside from a faulty setup, that the movie itself is quite good. The actual issue with the scene in question is with her keeping the crew in the dark on the plan serves no purpose. They are it for the Resistance, and it's a plan with a future that a despairing and desperate crew can get behind. As of the movie's setup, all anyone can otherwise see including the audience is that they are just going to run down the fuel tank with no plan at all. Maybe give the crew at least some kind of inference or instruction that there's an operation going, because apparently several people have tried to bail in escape pods already under the assumption there isn't one, and it causes a near-shipwide mutiny in the end under said general assumption of there being no plan .

this. my other issue was the whole finn and rose plot line. i liked finn a ton in TFA but they just give him the same arc again but this time love conquers all or some poo poo.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 16:09 on Jun 2, 2018

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Libluini posted:

I immediately had to think of Spoony. I'm guessing he was just one of the first to spiral down because of mental health problems / burnout syndrome. Fascinating, in a sad way. Now more and more follow him into the abyss.

yeah. i can only immagine how stressful some of this stuff must be. compound that with private stuff and mental health issues. i feel bad for some of them.

Dapper_Swindler
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The Bee posted:

It's one of the things about the movie that I feel was done more for the sake of subversion and being clever than anything else. At first I really liked the movie, but it increasingly feels like its relying on 9 properly sticking the landing.

yeah. some of the stuff i liked. like snoke being just some random littlefinger type dickhead who thinks he can play at being palpatine like kylo thinks he can with vader. much like kylo. much like kylo, he has some cool tricks and poo poo, but he is basicaly the one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind leading a bunch of ex imperials and their failsons with a legion of child soldiers. like one of the things i liked in TLJ was the captain of the giant drednaught because he is probaly some bitter old dickhead who used to command a star destroyer and now he is taking orders from some dumb screaming kid and one of his bosses wears a halloween mask to work.

Dapper_Swindler
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Baka-nin posted:

Hey, so today an article I wrote up about an online controversy regarding Assassin's Creed Syndicate (remember that? no, well it was the one about Karl Marx being in it) was published in a magazine. One of my favourites actually, so I'm pleased as punch. They host free PDFs of each issue http://afed.org.uk/wp-content/uploa...anise90-web.pdf

One problem is that it centred on a popular meme image, but due to communication issues it wasn't included in the fancy magazine version. It should still make sense, but if not you can read the original version on here https://libcom.org/blog/listen-gamers-02022018

Oh and the magazine has some other great articles about Sci Fi including Ursula K Le Guin criticism on comics, a review of Black Panther that focuses on Kill Monger, and some articles about supporting refugees and combatting growing transphobia in the UK.

i loved syndicate a ton and kicking rear end with marx was great(outside the last mission, gently caress that poo poo)

Dapper_Swindler
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The Bee posted:

I think in general, cringe humor (at least when it comes to internet randoms) is the kind of thing people engage in for just a few years before going "what am I even doing, these are dumb kids" and moving on.

Either that or they become Kiwifarms.

this. its a lovely phase some people get into and these dipshits never got out of. i mean i can still laugh at weird cringe poo poo or gross dickhead stuff(old opie and anthony stuff). but these fucks get super dupper irony poisoning and then start saying it for real.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAVeyXwy3BE

the lindsey ellis stuff about video about the first order. good poo poo.

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MariusLecter posted:

Lindsay Ellis - The Ideology of the First Order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAVeyXwy3BE

STAR WARS

i like that her conclusion that in their weird corporate stumbling and markting, disney made kinda realistic fascists with the new order. they are mostly old angry men from the new order, dumb brain washed kids and dumb spite filled assholes with a dickhead opportunist at the top. i always love her stuff its interesting and good and she never goes for moral suasion stuff(its bad to like a thing because reasons and your bad for liking it) that i have seen some critics try to do which puts me off even when i agree with them.

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Jimbot posted:

I'm hoping the maps in BFV are better than the ones in BF1. If you love sniping then BF1 is the game for you since all those maps give you all the advantages without any pesky things like offering cover or camouflage for your enemies. For everyone else, it was terrible.

Had a few good maps though, but for the DLC they were mostly bad.

the only thing i am "mad" about with BFV is they kept talking about how it will be uknown battles and campains of ww2. and all the poo poo is in Europe and africa which have been done to death.

Dapper_Swindler
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business hammocks posted:

The question of how much Star Wars or other franchises that use a fascist aesthetic has influenced the nazis of today is really worth asking. Like the video points out, fascism has always prioritized aesthetics, partially because it is about feeling as much as doctrine, but today's nazi teens and slovenly 30-somethings come from a culture that fetishizes movies and other media productions to the point where they called themselves "gamers" before they were nazis. It's not too much at all to say that their idea of how to be a nazi comes from movies and tv shows.

This is going to sound stupid, but there's a core group of 20-40 nazis in my city who have been active since the election, and they put more work into their look than they put into their events. The whole thing is as much about how they dress and what formations they walk in as much as anything else. They had a rally yesterday, and one of them dressed up like a medieval knight (except with cargo shorts):



He would periodically put his hands on his waist with his chest puffed out and point at specific protestors and then gesture for them to come fight him with big, over-exaggerated arm movements. He also stayed on that ledge for hours even though it was very narrow and he kept losing his balance, all to keep the (in theory) imposing perspective. I have no doubt that he based his nazi persona on Darth Vader specifically. His behavior was right out of what you'd expect of a Darth Vader walkaround character at Disneyland. He kept trying to intimidate people by making exaggerated head movements to signal that he was looking at specific people, like how Darth Vader has to jerk his whole torso around to show that he's looking at something because the actor is in a big rubber suit.

It's like a pop-culture ouroboros, or one of those pig farms where they feed the pigs the ground-up organ meat of the dead pigs, and it's unsettling that this deadly serious 19-year-old who's ramping up to kill people is drawing on the pop-culture imagery of child-friendly escapist pastiche. First as tragedy, then as farce blah blah blah, but I kept thinking about it as I watched the video.

Also, if you'd like to learn more about fascism beyond the Eco article, Roger Griffin has a few excellent books on the subject, and Robert Paxton's The Anatomy of Fascism situates 20th-century fascism within the historical contexts of liberalism and socialism that it defined itself against. I also just finished Against the Fascist Creep by Alex Reid Ross, which is about how white supremacists coopt the language and ideas of left movements in order to position themselves as reasonable alternatives to liberal capitalism. It's very good and very timely.

possibly. i put alot the blame on irony poisoning and impotent rage with no good outlet. dumb kid goes on chan board way to much and thinks he is cool and edgy and eventually starts to believe all of that poo poo genuinely after awhile. its not always the case but i know a decent amount of examples from personal experience. also god is dead and media/companies/fandoms/etc have replaced him. also its really poo poo cosplay at that. good medivel/renissanse/whatever cosplay costs and arm and leg. i know because my gf and i like the stuff alot. he is wearing a lovely helmet with his dress shirt underneith.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 21:19 on Jun 3, 2018

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sexpig by night posted:

eh let's call it 50/50, he probably did have at least one nazi friend who saw that and thought 'yea, darth vader poo poo' even if he didn't actively plan on vadering it up. But yea, these people have always been pathetic LARPers, like touched on in the video Eco talked about the whole cult of heroism and tradition being built around old legends and all. They're always just losers pretending to be fictional dudes.

this.

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