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2022-05-27 1:47:34 PM  
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2022-05-27 2:45:55 PM  
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2022-05-27 3:09:27 PM  
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2022-05-27 3:11:37 PM  
I'm not wearing any VR gear that decides how much air I'm allowed to breathe.
 
2022-05-27 3:15:29 PM  
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2022-05-27 3:25:09 PM  
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2022-05-27 3:36:07 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I'm not wearing any VR gear that decides how much air I'm allowed to breathe.


Yeah, that's no longer virtual. This is just a fancy way to choke someone
 
2022-05-27 3:36:50 PM  
Funny. If I don't wear my CPAP mask while sleeping I feel like I'm suffocating.
 
2022-05-27 3:50:34 PM  
Yeah< i don't have a lot of actual phobias. I obviously have all of the self preservation fears, but not a lot of paralyzing phobias. Suffocation, getting buried, those things freak me the fark out, though. Like when I was a kid playing at the development where we had our house. There was a culvert that went under the road, nice and wide for me to crawl through, but I couldn't do it. There were like 4 total houses in that stretch of road, the chances that a car would come by were next to nothing, and the chance that it would happen WHILE I was halfway through, AND would choose that moment to collapse are astronomical, but I still couldn't crawl through. I also don't like the idea of getting stuck in a pipe or culvert and having to try and crawl backwards.

So all of this shiat would freak me the the ever-loving fark OUT.
 
2022-05-27 3:51:24 PM  

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Came here to mention this fellow. Leaving....satisfied.
 
2022-05-27 3:57:14 PM  
I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.
 
2022-05-27 4:11:21 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.


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2022-05-27 4:45:17 PM  
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the three pebbles weren't all he was snatching. or grabbing.
 
2022-05-27 5:29:01 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.


I love how you pretend that movie like Ringu and The Grudge, with all of their horror and death, aren't Japanese. Yeah, once again, the USA is doing things that nobody else in the world does.

Whatever... Some day you'll learn that this isn't 1850, and we have worldwide communication, and every culture influences every other culture. Things no longer exist in a vacuum.
 
2022-05-27 5:53:23 PM  
The CIA upon reading about this:

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2022-05-27 7:25:27 PM  
Meh. Just wear five covid masks outside on a hot, humid day.
 
2022-05-27 7:43:37 PM  
Then hire your friends to randomly singe you with their lighters...
 
2022-05-27 9:49:49 PM  
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2022-05-28 7:04:06 AM  
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2022-05-28 9:23:44 AM  
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2022-05-28 4:04:10 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.


You clearly haven't seen Ichi The Killer.
 
2022-05-28 8:32:27 PM  

Mikey1969: God-is-a-Taco: I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.

I love how you pretend that movie like Ringu and The Grudge, with all of their horror and death, aren't Japanese. Yeah, once again, the USA is doing things that nobody else in the world does.

Whatever... Some day you'll learn that this isn't 1850, and we have worldwide communication, and every culture influences every other culture. Things no longer exist in a vacuum.


Also that there's plenty of bubblegum-pop stuff outside of Japan.  The Good Place was almost unrelentingly hope-driven, and given that the show was set in literal Hell, that's pretty amazing.  Yesterday was a film that saw the potential negatives of its concept, acknowledged them, and then said "nah" and moved upward and onward.  Free Guy was earnest as hell and didn't speak down about its main character, when a cynical film absolutely would have.  The lighthearted, uplifting stuff is all out there, it just depends on whether you are looking for it.
 
2022-05-28 10:25:50 PM  

Endus: Mikey1969: God-is-a-Taco: I really don't understand. No, I can't understand.
Why do we (We meaning Americans and those in its sphere of influence and not me personally) love violence and suffering so much? I've been playing Japanese video games for 30 years now and they still have the same general happy idealism, but US companies have used the technological leaps to create new horrors and increasingly realistic simulations of extreme violence.
Likewise, Japan (and its soft power of video games/anime) has been the hope of VR being something other than a second nightmare world. What the fark is wrong with American culture? And this isn't strictly a male thing, it's a god damn stereotype that women can't get enough of the murder shows whether it's fictional or actual. When I visit my mom, I ask her to change the channel because I don't want to watch families relive the loss of their murdered family member. "So, your mom was brutally murdered by your dad in front of you. How did that make you feel? Can you tell us what was going through your mind when it happened?"
How do you innovate within a genre for modern audiences? Add shiatloads of rape and murder. Bonus points if it's old property that needs to be "mature" and properly "intelligently cynical" because mature adults don't like happy things. It's Superman, but this time he's a grizzled Iraq war vet that was raped by his commanding officer and now rape is the only way he can express love! Can he get over his inner demons? (Spoiler: No, because people don't want happy things)
fark all of this.
Okay, I'm done ranting.

I love how you pretend that movie like Ringu and The Grudge, with all of their horror and death, aren't Japanese. Yeah, once again, the USA is doing things that nobody else in the world does.

Whatever... Some day you'll learn that this isn't 1850, and we have worldwide communication, and every culture influences every other culture. Things no longer exist in a vacuum.

Also that there's plenty of bubbl ...

Free Guy

and Yesterday were most definitely great movies. I enjoyed the ever lovin' shiat out of those.  :-)
 
2022-05-28 11:44:18 PM  
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