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any time i see a video on youtube about the "scariest mod" or game and somewhere, either in the video or description, hear mention of it being based on or inspired by slenderman games or similar ones.

that usually means the mod or game in question is crap and relies on cheap jump scares to scare people. saw one earlier and as soon as i saw the words "inspired by slenderman games" i knew exactly what to expect:

1. jump scares consisting of sudden loud bursts of audio and static on the screen with a random monster thrown in for good measure.

and 2. cringey mock scared acting from the person who made and uploaded the video. and i mean cringey like pewdiepie fake fear acting from several years ago.

another video i saw a while back (which was only slightly creepy) was scarier than this garbage. and all that one had was largely blank grey textures for the ground, walls, ceiling, etc. and infinitely spawning killer baby heads. oh and no audio except maybe from the floating baby heads.

i would say that one was slightly creepy and downright terrifying for the PC running the mod cause endlessly spawning mobs (like, potentially 10,000+ if you use the invincibility cheat and just sit there for a bit.) like that would just steadily chew through your resource usage.


treos said:
any time i see a video on youtube

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feel like the jaded old hag. ever since 2009 youtube it's all gone to complete shit. google came in and mucked everything up with weird politics and awful design choices. every moron under the sun cramped it with cancerous let's plays and all the front bus kids ate out of their hands. lawsuits and serious legal implications popped up left and right. etc. etc.

now all that's left is a failing music streaming operation, asinine tv-shows attempting to be sold purely off the fact that e-list celebs (read as: internet "icons") star in them, absolutely no advertisers, and one-million and one awful gaming channels. it could have been so much more than that thing i turn on for a few minutes a week when i don't feel like playing hearthstone during a meal.

quite the rant. i loathe long posts but believe it or not i was avidly exploring and making silly musical content there back around 2009. i was along the whole time to watch a fresh land of possibility start out strong and go right into the trash. such a waste


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feel like the jaded old hag. ever since 2009 youtube it's all gone to complete shit. google came in and mucked everything up with weird politics and awful design choices. every moron under the sun cramped it with cancerous let's plays and all the front bus kids ate out of their hands. lawsuits and serious legal implications popped up left and right. etc. etc.

now all that's left is a failing music streaming operation, asinine tv-shows attempting to be sold purely off the fact that e-list celebs (read as: internet "icons") star in them, absolutely no advertisers, and one-million and one awful gaming channels. it could have been so much more than that thing i turn on for a few minutes a week when i don't feel like playing hearthstone during a meal.

quite the rant. i loathe long posts but believe it or not i was avidly exploring and making silly musical content there back around 2009. i was along the whole time to watch a fresh land of possibility start out strong and go right into the trash. such a waste

in regards to let's plays, i usually close the tab the moment the let's player in question starts trying to read text in a game with a bad, easily cringe worthy, voice acting attempt. RPG let's plays are incredibly bad about this.

i like throthgar and have stuck with his channel, tyrannicon, since i found it years ago because he's actually good at what he does and profanity aside, he actually makes it fun to watch a guy acting pissed off at everything. also, instead of cringey fake voices, he does different accents and stuff sometimes...depends on which character he's acting as.

then there's the likes of markiplier who i like...sometimes but... his over the top acting in regards to horror games and other stuff gets old and/or annoying pretty quick and can start feeling like you're watching a pewdiepie video. :/

10 Times Rich People Took It Too Far

pizza...oh NASTY! why are rich people so disgusting? i don't know what those culinary abominations are but that is NOT pizza. reminds me of that super expensive burger that had golden leaves, caviar, and a bunch of other stuff piled on top of it.

3:41 "it's infused with diamond and gold powder, and uses virgin honey and olive oil to soften your skin"

rich person: why spend money on good things and help people somewhere in the world when i can buy this incredibly expensive soap instead?

me: wtf?


Adult Swim... or to be more precise, the terrible shows they air that are so incredibly bad calling them garbage would be high praise. with shows like the various Tim & Eric series or this saul of the mole men i have muted right now, i think it can safely be said that a lot of what gets aired on adult swim is without a doubt, objectively bad.

i mean, adult swim was at least decent in the 90's but now... i'd rather sit here in relative silence than expose my senses to those abominations.

well, there's always toonami, i guess...and boomerang.


treos said:
then there's the likes of markiplier who i like...sometimes but... his over the top acting in regards to horror games and other stuff gets old and/or annoying pretty quick and can start feeling like you're watching a pewdiepie video. :/

that's funny, markiplier's always been my absolute least favourite youtuber while pewdiepie is the only one i'll watch. definitely not his old content though, jesus even he's appalled by it.

maybe once a week i'll feel like youtube and pop open his recent videos to see what looks funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymC0_pRU2Q4


treos said:
then there's the likes of markiplier who i like...sometimes but... his over the top acting in regards to horror games and other stuff gets old and/or annoying pretty quick and can start feeling like you're watching a pewdiepie video. :/

Try tearofgrace (It's not edgy. He based it on his actual name.). The guy skips to the parts you came for, knows it isn't the screaming, and somehow made a sponsor ad entertaining to the point that people watched one of his let's plays just to see the ad when crunchyroll sponsored him during a binding of issac video.


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Try tearofgrace (It's not edgy. He based it on his actual name.). The guy skips to the parts you came for, knows it isn't the screaming, and somehow made a sponsor ad entertaining to the point that people watched one of his let's plays just to see the ad when crunchyroll sponsored him during a binding of issac video.

huh, well, no harm in checking him out.

um... truly, throthgar is a rarity among let's players. and i mean a very rare find.

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Copyright infringement. Copyright infringement everywhere! Also, dem word salad titles.

Another thing I've noticed is the title card, written title and/or icon label often don't match. This even happens on legit games sometimes.

Edit: Wait a minute. Why does the third one have a 7+ rating while the other four have a G rating? That's the only one I've seen so far with a non-ACB rating.

Edit2: Can at least one person from America, Europe and Japan tell me what ratings show up for them? Since I (almost) only get ACB ratings, I don't know if the pages ever show PEGI, ESRB or CERO ratings.


visitors of porn sites (well, those of us who, for some bizarre reason, don't use ad blockers) beware! there is a new type of ransomware...and it wants nudes from you! lol

nRansomware scam asks for lewd pictures to unlock computer


treos said:
visitors of porn sites (well, those of us who, for some bizarre reason, don't use ad blockers) beware! there is a new type of ransomware...and it wants nudes from you! lol

nRansomware scam asks for lewd pictures to unlock computer

I only disable it on sites that actually moderate their ads, such as how Dragon Fruit moderates ads for Bad Dragon and e621.


Suit Yourself WHAT THE SNUFF?

how one commenter put it: "So ... Games have to be censored and don`t you dare show a nipple in a game

BUT THIS THIS IS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN

GG - we truely life in the worst Timeline"

yeah...people want to go around censoring what can or can't be seen in video games, movies, or on tv...but THIS is ok for kids to see. wtf is wrong with those people?

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treos said:
Suit Yourself WHAT THE SNUFF?

how one commenter put it: "So ... Games have to be censored and don`t you dare show a nipple in a game

BUT THIS THIS IS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN

GG - we truely life in the worst Timeline"

yeah...people want to go around censoring what can or can't be seen in video games, movies, or on tv...but THIS is ok for kids to see. wtf is wrong with those people?

Letting kids look with virtual breasts: Totally inappropriate.
Letting kids play with physical breasts: Totally okay.

WTF?


BlueDingo said:
Letting kids look with virtual breasts: Totally inappropriate.
Letting kids play with physical breasts: Totally okay.

WTF?

yep and now that i think of it, what raging golden eagle was talking about in this video ( How to fight virtue signaling emotional busybodies ) likely plays a role in that too.

they're actually helping that which they claim to oppose irl by fightng and trying to block a harmless outlet for the activities they're fighting against.

we've seen this happen a number of times on this site when it comes to certain people trying to get cub porn banned and using every excuse they can come up with to do it. all in the name of fighting pedophilia...when really, taking away stuff like cub, shota, and loli porn (drawn and 3d pics i mean, not the irl stuff) probably makes it happening irl more likely since you're removing a harmless alternative by removing that content.


Nintendo Must Not Like Free Advertising and Making Money...

*checks notification* nope, no mention of the video anywhere yet i AM both subscribed to this channel and have rung the notification bell.

sorry, youtube, but you have absolutely NO say in what I do or don't want to watch. that is my choice to make and mine alone.


treos said:
yep and now that i think of it, what raging golden eagle was talking about in this video ( How to fight virtue signaling emotional busybodies ) likely plays a role in that too.

they're actually helping that which they claim to oppose irl by fightng and trying to block a harmless outlet for the activities they're fighting against.

One insight I found useful to understand this, is, for virtue-signalling, villains are an essential part of your virtue-signalling economy. You want more of them, not less, and you want them to be more villainous than they currently are. The more villains there are, the more virtuous you can look (because virtue-signalling is personally cheap; it's not like it necessitates physically fighting these 'villains'; if you did that you'd have to actually think carefully about who you attack).

I'm not claiming that virtue signalers necessarily process that on a conscious level. But the motivations that you have affect your actions regardless of whether you know that you hold those motivations.

It also reminds me of the book Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Which outlines that empathy doesn't work anywhere near as well as people think -- it tends to make us --more-- biased and bigoted, for example, and entails a range of perverse incentivizations.
He wrote some articles before he wrote the book; here is a review of one.

"I’ve found that such empathizing—feeling the pain and suffering of others—is more often than not a selfish act. It lets the listener turn the attention to their personal suffering. Instead of acting as a conduit for their friend to siphon their emotions through, it quickly becomes about the corresponding distress in the listener. Everyone dumps, no one cleans up the mess."

"At the end of his initial essay, Bloom compares empathy to anger, something a few commentators voiced frustration over. Yet again, I think he was spot on. Recent research has shown that expressing anger lowers levels of cortisol in one’s blood. Focused anger has long been a catalyst for positive change, especially if you consider protest music through the ages. Embodied rage lies at the heart of civil and women’s rights and numerous other injustices that have plagued humanity. "

(sorry if this doesn't measure up to standards of angriness for this thread ;)

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One insight I found useful to understand this, is, for virtue-signalling, villains are an essential part of your virtue-signalling economy. You want more of them, not less, and you want them to be more villainous than they currently are. The more villains there are, the more virtuous you can look (because virtue-signalling is personally cheap; it's not like it necessitates physically fighting these 'villains'; if you did that you'd have to actually think carefully about who you attack).

This probably explains why so many people claim to be against rape but don't do anything to help rape victims. Or people who go on about how famine is such a massive problem in third world countries yet won't donate any money to charities set up to combat that famine. So many of these virtue signalers are all talk.


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This probably explains why so many people claim to be against rape but don't do anything to help rape victims. Or people who go on about how famine is such a massive problem in third world countries yet won't donate any money to charities set up to combat that famine. So many of these virtue signalers are all talk.

is being "against rape" even a thing? i thought rape being an acceptable part of mating died out over a hundred thousand years ago in our evolutionary chain

https://youtu.be/N8vaJaFCFYA?t=12m20s

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is being "against rape" even a thing? i thought rape being an acceptable part of mating died out over a hundred thousand years ago in our evolutionary chain

https://youtu.be/N8vaJaFCFYA?t=12m20s

That doesn't stop people from making the claim.


Dr. Seuss Books Banned by Liberal School Librarian - And You Won't Believe Why!

1:10 ok, lady, we get it. you're an SJW.

2:09 this librarian needs to be fired as she clearly doesn't have the best interest of the kids at that school in mind.

2:16 oh boy... heez, is it so hard to accept a gift and show some freaking gratitude? these were a gift! (well, donation really but it's about the same thing in effect.)

2:55 oh boy, here we go... here comes the racism claims. seriously, wtf are people like this librarian hired to work at schools? they don't give a shit about the kids or their futures. they're just working there to push an agenda and nothing more.

this girl needs to be fired.

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treos said:
2:55 oh boy, here we go... here comes the racism claims. seriously, wtf are people like this librarian hired to work at schools? they don't give a shit about the kids or their futures. they're just working there to push an agenda and nothing more.

What, didn't you know that Green Eggs and Ham is racist against green people?


savageorange said:
One insight I found useful to understand this, is, for virtue-signalling, villains are an essential part of your virtue-signalling economy. You want more of them, not less, and you want them to be more villainous than they currently are. The more villains there are, the more virtuous you can look (because virtue-signalling is personally cheap; it's not like it necessitates physically fighting these 'villains'; if you did that you'd have to actually think carefully about who you attack).

I'm not claiming that virtue signalers necessarily process that on a conscious level. But the motivations that you have affect your actions regardless of whether you know that you hold those motivations.

It also reminds me of the book Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion. Which outlines that empathy doesn't work anywhere near as well as people think -- it tends to make us --more-- biased and bigoted, for example, and entails a range of perverse incentivizations.
He wrote some articles before he wrote the book; here is a review of one.

"I’ve found that such empathizing—feeling the pain and suffering of others—is more often than not a selfish act. It lets the listener turn the attention to their personal suffering. Instead of acting as a conduit for their friend to siphon their emotions through, it quickly becomes about the corresponding distress in the listener. Everyone dumps, no one cleans up the mess."

"At the end of his initial essay, Bloom compares empathy to anger, something a few commentators voiced frustration over. Yet again, I think he was spot on. Recent research has shown that expressing anger lowers levels of cortisol in one’s blood. Focused anger has long been a catalyst for positive change, especially if you consider protest music through the ages. Embodied rage lies at the heart of civil and women’s rights and numerous other injustices that have plagued humanity. "

(sorry if this doesn't measure up to standards of angriness for this thread ;)

There are multiple types of empathy. You'll find the issue is when cognitive empathy has no emotional empathy to avoid exactly what we have now. Where a person reads the emotion without feeling it, or any other. I've actually gone two years without any empathy. When it comes to apathy being a solution, nothing could be further from the truth. If empathy hadn't come back, I would be dead right now. As for those who are used to it, who do you think drove me to that point in the first place?


The term "millennials."

Millennials is just so stupid and makes no sense. If anything, it should apply to all those who indulged themselves in those cheesy millennial fads! I've seen 45 year olds sporting frosted hair. Rad dad 90s looking motherflipingfoofas...

Then you have "80s kids" using it to classify the so called "90s kids." Sitting around watching Dawson's Creek and listening to Smashing Pumpkins. Doesn't like a non-millennial thing to me. "Buffy and Angel was the best! Babysitter's Club taught me values." I thought 90s television was all crap. "Atari games were bullsnot!" Only difficult game I can remember off hand was ET: The Lizard Creature and Me(hup! hup! hup!)


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I've actually gone two years without any empathy. When it comes to apathy being a solution, nothing could be further from the truth. If empathy hadn't come back, I would be dead right now. As for those who are used to it, who do you think drove me to that point in the first place?

Apathy is a different proposition. The author is promoting understanding, not apathy. It's compatible, AFAICS, with the proposition 'everything that you do matters'. I'm not apathetic to your argument, I just don't have the illusion that I know even roughly how you felt when making it.

Regarding the issue I brought it up in the context of -- virtue signalling -- people often do seem to believe that they are being empathetic to the people they are exploiting for social status. Since the Big5 personality measure 'Agreeableness' is one of the strongest predictors of PC behaviour, and agreeableness predicts strength of ingroup/outgroup preference [ie. how tribalistic you are, basically], this claim has some credibility.


annoying... women women women... was watching that move, The exorcism of emily rose (it's...interesting...i guess), and now i'm sick of seeing tampon, bra, ensure nutrient stuff, and other commercials all aimed at women with almost no mention of men. well, there was that one about cookies but that one just made the husband look stupid (and when are progressive insurance commercials not creepy and making people look stupid? that's kinda their thing. which kinda makes the name rather fitting now that i think about it.).

all i've seen today in regards to commercials on tv are medical lawsuit BS, medicine commercials listing off a mile long list of risks and potential side effects, women's stuff... and other ones that just make the men in the commercial look and/or sound stupid.

it's super annoying and makes me wish i could block all tv commercials outright like i do internet ads on my laptop.

oh and those addiction hotline with their "addiction IS a disease" con and that ever so annoying Passages Malibu detox clinic that looks like a spa more than anything.

certainly is easy to see the feminism in those commercials though with how much focus they put on women and how dumb they make men look. well, now i remember why i seldom venture away from Boomerang when watching tv these days.

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treos said:
all i've seen today in regards to commercials on tv are medical lawsuit BS, medicine commercials listing off a mile long list of risks and potential side effects, women's stuff... and other ones that just make the men in the commercial look and/or sound stupid.

Is this all happening between 10:00am and 2:00pm? Because midday television has always been shit.

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treos said:

certainly is easy to see the feminism in those commercials though with how much focus they put on women and how dumb they make men look. well, now i remember why i seldom venture away from Boomerang when watching tv these days.

what. what you described is not feminism. its just pure unnecessary gender stereotyping and feminism is against that.


Ledian said:
what. what you described is not feminism. its just pure unnecessary gender stereotyping and feminism is against that.

BlueDingo said:
Is this all happening between 10:00am and 2:00pm? Because midday television has always been shit.

better question would be when aren't the commercials like this? hmmm...and on a related note, they're still airing that marvel girls thing (short animation segments focused on female heroes/villains working together or...something). :/ i tend to just mute and ignore those though.


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what. what you described is not feminism. its just pure unnecessary gender stereotyping and feminism is against that.

How do you tell what feminism is for or against? By what feminists say, or what feminists do?

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savageorange said:
How do you tell what feminism is for or against? By what feminists say, or what feminists do?

Actions speak louder than words and don't lie. The word of a feminist is worthless if her actions say otherwise.