Old boards are now "officially" closed and are in archive status, so I thought it time for a new thread now that most kinks have been worked out and to get the GIANT FIRST POST off the front page. See below for a brief Q&A. Also use this thread to report any technical problems you run into.
Special thanks to Secret for their help in getting these new boards set up.
>“Overall, I'm disappointed in it,” Quinn said to me in an email about the report. “It's an important subject that deserves to be addressed but how it's addressed matters just as much, if not more. Unfortunately, it feels like the issues with the report might have ultimately kneecapped an otherwise potentially useful resource.”
OH LOOK. EVEN SHE THINKS THE REPORT ISN'T ALL THAT GREAT.
>The report says on page 48: There is widespread representation of VAWG [violence against women and girls] in mainstream culture, including in contemporary and popular music, movies, the gaming industry and the general portrayal of women in popular media. Recent research on how violent video games are turning children, mostly boys, into ‘killing zombies’ are also a part of mainstreaming violence. [emphasis added] >As White and others have pointed out, the quoted phrase “killing zombies” is sourced from this extremely questionable article from 2000 that links school shootings to video games. It refers to spree killers like the Columbine shooters as “Nintendo killers,” predicting a scourge of violence brought on by video games. At a later point, the article calls Pokémon a “killing game designed for toddlers beginning at 2 and 3 years old.”
I’m sad about it, and I’ll definitely miss her, but I’ve come to terms with her passing and all. My mom’s completely broken up about all this, though. She’s always hated to see any of our dogs sick or in pain, and when things got like this for some of our older dogs, she almost always took them to the vet so they wouldn’t have to suffer. These things always hit her the hardest because she loves animals, and that goes double for the ones that are family.
>>400869 >Would you be able to deal with people looking down on you constantly and still be happy knowing you made the right choice for your own life?
I had a wild night tonight. Went to a friend's birthday and got quite drunk. Met a person there who I think was trans or going to be trans. Or maybe just extremely gay, I dunno. The reality is so different from the fantasy, and I definitely don't plan on transitioning.
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The older I get the more I realize that I want to be a normie. I don't want to know what the latest dank memes are. I don't want to be the hip anti-mainstream guy with radical opinions. I don't want to be a "true" nerd. I just want a life outside of the internet.