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on the one hand I would argue the fundamental metaphors at play in The Matrix were fairly chronologically-locked and I'm not sure how revolutionary they'll look in our new, soft-corporate cyberpunk reality; on the other hand, matrix 4 hell yeah neo get ipad

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Video games don’t cause mass shootings. But gamer culture encourages hate.

A 2015 meta-analysis of 170 separate studies, conducted by the American Psychological Association, found no statistically significant relationship between these games and criminal violence or delinquency.

But deeper in the report, another finding points to a real and urgent problem: toxic gaming culture. The APA noted that research showed a connection between violent video games and increased aggression, as well as “decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy and sensitivity to aggression.” Anyone who has spent any time playing online shooters, only to be bombarded by venomous taunts over voice chat , knows this to be true. The issue isn’t that games themselves induce violence — we know they don’t — but that the gamer community has provided a gathering place for some furious, hateful individuals and encouraged th…

-- #gaming #gamer #violence #hate #shaarlien

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"hey guys, remember the ship of theseus? we're just gonna ask that question and not evolve it at all even though a boardgame went into it in 1988. or uh, talk to a disabled person."

@max Your reasons are probably good and I sure can't (and don't want to) force you to like something you don't. But while bad people maybe used it to justify awful things, the movie itself is pretty innocent from it all. Does Charles Manson justifying his crimes with some Beatles songs make them inherently evil?

Anyway, I understand now this is a deeply personal matter to you, so I'll stop bothering you anymore. Sorry for being annoying, and have a good day!

@taweret

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@merricat Oh yeah ! J'avais vu la nouvelle BO de Lena Raine sortir mais je n'avais pas réalisé que c'était vraiment pour un nouveau DLC ! \o/

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Read this random article about one of my all-time favorite movies, The Castle of Cagliostro, and realized that fan-made commentary tracks for movies are a thing? Or used to be a thing? This feels like an echo from an earlier internet. teleread.org/2017/06/17/castle

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I'm not saying that it's a perfect movie either. Like all Disney Renaissance princesses, Belle's character arc is basically "getting married with a guy that really understand her". Not the most empowering and feminist narrative, to say the least.

(Sorry for the long thread. There's a Lindsay Ellis video about this very subject that is worth watching. Most of my arguments are in it, plus a few others, with illustrations from the movie).

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Now, I'm of course not saying that abusive relationship do not exist, but this story is not about that, neither voluntarily nor involuntarily. It's a story about two guys coveting the same woman as an object and one of them learns to see her as a human and to love her more than his own life, while the other dies.

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- The victim has negative feelings toward friends or family that could help them escape.
But Belle still thinks about her father, asks to see him and even to go back to him when she realizes he's sick. And the Beast accepts, not knowing if Belle would come back, putting his life (and the entire castle) at risk. This does not match at all a manipulative abuser pattern.

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- The victim responds to their captor's smallest act of kindness.
But Belle does not, treating the Beast with kindness when he shows kindness, and disdain when he's a dick. Then he (alone) decides to change, because he likes her, and then only she falls for him.

- The victim tries to avoid provoking their abuser.
But Belle does not, mocking and getting angry with the Beast whenever he's a jerk.

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@max @taweret Stockholm syndrome is not a diagnosable condition. The most rash medical researchers file it under "needs more research". Now even if it was, its "symptoms" include :

- The victim is held at the threat of death or physical injury.
But Belle is not : she's the one proposing to stay in the castle in stead of her father.

- The victim cannot work toward their release.
But Belle easily flees at the first manifestation of violence, before choosing to come back of her own volition

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I finally picked up that Naruto .

Currently at chapter ~400, and I'm starting to feel like the shinobi way to say "hey you!" is basically to throw a kunai in your general vicinity.

@max Counterpoint :

Stockholm syndrom is not a real thing, and even if it was it's not what BatB is about. Please switch it with Lion King witch is just Kimba the White Lion plagiarism.

Little Mermaid glorifies sexual harassment without consent with its really awkward Kiss The Girl song. Switch it with Aladdin, a tale about corruption by power and wealth, the absurd barriers between classes, and the difficulties to change your social status. Also Robin Williams is the genie. @taweret

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