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  1. so i got curious because of your continued assertions that people were being overly hostile to you


    the only one directly talking to you early on was gorm - everyone else was just talking in general


    i jumped in because electricblue's comments pissed me right the fuck off, and wasn't even talking to you until i said "literally no one blah blah blah", which was only one of two posts where i directly responded to you (i guess this makes a third)


    so, (almost) two people talking to you and you increasingly getting more and more angry about it (even before me, the actually angry one, jumped in)


    god i just don't know, man


    i guess i'll fuck right off now :fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart::fart:

  2. 19 minutes ago, Gormongous said:


    I actually am arguing that Dan refused to seek professional help, things worked out for him anyway, and he wrote a book about the whole experience that he's selling on Amazon for $13.10. Maybe, even though it's for sale in the "health, fitness, & dieting" and the "self-help" sections, he doesn't actually mean for people to emulate his irresponsible and privileged example, but regardless of whether that's true, it still typifies the blithe "Well, it works for me, so it's fine" attitude that makes me dislike him as a games journalist, internet personality, and role model for the Giant Bomb community.

    oh he definitely implicitly and/or explicitly puts forward the idea that one doesn't need to seek professional help, because he didn't need to, but i would argue that he doesn't actively advocate against it


    but... it's a fucked up situation either way and how anyone can stand by and act like it's harmless when he still shills for his fucking book to this day is beyond me




    tell you what, he takes that book down so nobody can buy it anymore, we'll talk. bonus - he can keep the book if he rewrites it to explicitly tell people not to follow his example of ignoring the professional advice he received


    dan isn't a bad person, not in the traditional sense, but people make mistakes all the time, including him, including you, including me, no matter if they're good or bad, and no amount of "he's trying" or "he's making progress" is going to change the fact that some of the message he still puts out is harmful


    ps you go back earlier in this thread and you'll find me defending dan for exactly the same reasons people are defending him now, so fuck you if you think i'm not giving him a chance


    yes i'm still fucking mad


    10 minutes ago, Zeusthecat said:


    To be fair, you didn't just offer up a criticism of Dan, you continuously beat me over the head with it by responding to every post I made with increasing aggression. If we're giving advice to each other now, maybe you could work on sometimes just accepting that people have a different opinion than you and not trying to tirelessly educate them on why they are wrong. I don't appreciate being talked down to like I am some naive idiot who doesn't seeing the whole picture like you do.

    you came into this thread after some people had criticized dan for expressing ignorant ideas on issues that are personal and real and not trivial shit about pickles or taco bell with an "i like dan so y'all need to chill the fuck out"


    mannnnnnnnnnnn i also like you zeus but this isn't the first time i've seen you get super defensive because other people criticized something you like - if you don't want to talk about it, just don't say anything? or stop responding? that's what i do


    in other words, as a certain someone would say: "grow up"


    YES i'm still fucking mad

  3. 30 minutes ago, Zeusthecat said:


    Seriously dude? That is clearly the undercurrent of all of the angry comments on here. That Dan is selling this worldview for profit. You can argue semantics if you want but the point I was trying to make still stands.

    yes, seriously


    8 minutes ago, Spenny said:

    So, like, yeah, a hundo percent, the question I'm asking after reading this thread, is does Dan, intentionally or not, use his platform to promote dangerous ideas. I can pretty much rule out intentionality, but, I'm not convinced that excuses it  Yeah, I'm not going to get a cut and dry answer, but, this is going to be on my mind for a while.

    yes he does, not intentionally (i mean, as far as i know)

  4. "your opinion doesn't gain some magical legitimacy because you think if it isn't xanax it must be snake oil"


    i take lamictal and it's not xanax and it's not snake oil


    "Either something has been tested and works or it doesn't"


    much of homeopathic medicine has been tested and has been proven to not work, except as a placebo, which is, well, that doesn't work for fucking cancer, so don't fucking tell me or anyone else that "it might not be snake oil" just fucking don't


    and also some homeopathic medicine is actually harmful so you know go educate yourself before you start insulting people who suggest that dan "i saw a bunch of doctors and took none of their advice, and then i learned meditation, so i wrote a book about it for ignorant kids to take as gospel" ryckert is wrong




    i don't HATE dan and i'm not sure anyone here does (maybe) but he's ignorant and wrong about so many fucking things and you should not be defending him on this, i'm sorry, but i'm not really sorry, because i spent ten fucking years of my life being depressed and afraid of drugs because what if they changed who i am and refusing to talk to anybody because i don't need anybody i should be able to handle this myself



    dan spreading these false ideals is bad


    meditation can help some people


    it cannot help everybody


    dan almost certainly could've dealt with his anxiety much sooner if he didn't insist on not doing so


    people need real advice


    yeah you've made me mad

  5. 35 minutes ago, Patrick R said:

    Every time I think I'm getting used to Dan he once again asserts himself as the smirking shitty face of privilege. Literally every story he has is about how he never worked hard for anything and things just fell into his lap. I bet his whole life hasn't actually been this way but the gleeful way he brags about his lack of hardship is fucking obnoxious and awful, even if it's not as bad as it once was. Sure, he now admits he understands why people get mad about his college story it doesn't stop him from breathlessly describing every way people went out of their way to make sure he'd never have to endure any effort, down to a total lack of student loans. He loves getting a rise out of people too much to care why the stories upset them in the first place.


    The fact that he won't eat vegetables seems very secondary to this for me.

    Completely agreed.

    Him not eating pickles is just an easy target for me that doesn't require writing out everything you just said over and over, which is what I really want to do. :P

  6. Man, Salmon Run is great. I think maybe I wish the maps were a bit bigger, but I don't really have a good reason for that.


    And yeah motion controls are king in Splatoon. Ever since playing the first one, I've rigged up many a game to use motion controls for precision aiming with my Steam Controller via Steam Link. I don't play FPS like that, but it works super well for games that make you aim occasionally, like shooting a bow in Shadow of Mordor, for example.


    I do wish I could turn on vrtical control stick camera and keep motion controls for the small movements, though. That would be my ideal setup.

  7. Calandra Comin' at Ya


    Calandra Front


    Calandra Back


    i learned a lot painting this one


    1) start with a darker base for cloth cause i find it way easier to glaze to lighter colors than vice versa
    2) glow effects! first attempt and they turned out super nice
    3) i hate working with yellow so much


    and yeah yeah i know her left arm's elbow is a bit botched, it's glue scars ):

  8. Hahaha I mean yeah I get it. I'm with you. I'd fucking hate pickles too if that were the case. I basically hate ketchup for similar reasons. The smell actually grosses me out. When I was a kid other kids would eat fries with their ketchup instead of the other way around and the smell these days literally gives me a physical reaction, often of gagging, usually of holding my nose or some such. So I'm the one throwing rocks in glass houses here. It's just an easy thing to poke fun at Dan for this.


    There are so many other things that are very similar to this instance, though, that, you know, it ends up that: I still don't like him on Beastcast. :P

  9. 38 minutes ago, Spenny said:

    Wether I agree or disagree with Dan's overall opinions, he has no articulation beyond "good" or "bad" and any opinion he expresses is so dull to listen to.


    beastcast has been far far worse since he joined


    i thought maybe it was okay once upon a time but ughhhhhhhhhh


    *eating a sandwich with pickles on*



    I admit I don't know if this is 100% accurate, but I'm pretty sure I've seen this from multiple sources.


    Regardless, you're 100% correct that it's dumb either way. :P


    EDIT: I should say I _love_ the app as an _option_, but as the ONLY option it's goddamn baffling. And reportedly the app kind of sucks?? I'm sure many of those bugs/features will be ironed out over time, but still.

  11. Haha well I wouldn't play singleplayer I'm just tossing out general desires for whatever server might happen.


    I'd take a look at some of these modpacks but our office internet today is super spotty and i can't load a bunch of random websites. Including Google...

  12. I'm also into the idea of building up automated defenses, like turrets or spike traps that maybe you need to reset manually, or pits with cloth over the hole...


    I'm just gonna keep listing things I think would be cool apparently!

  13. 2 minutes ago, SecretAsianMan said:

    I would be cool with that.  Again, I think the difficulty would be in coordination.  Ideally it would need to be something that would be better with multiple people but not require a lot of them at once.  Personally I find the combat part of Minecraft to be completely uninteresting but if I could assume a role of weaponsmith/base builder I would gladly play the gadget guy.  Actually that sounds kind of awesome.

    Me too! 


    Although cool magic spells would make me more into combat. I wanna freeze the ground so enemies slide all over the place. Building golems was also something I like in vanilla.

  14. I know in the past I've expressed hesitance about modded servers but that's because I'm an idiot.


    How reasonable would it be to request a mod/modpack that makes us worth together to fend off the hordes of enemies? As opposed to all of us going off on our own and building whatever. I think maybe I'd be more into playing a version of Minecraft that doesn't focus on the creative aspect, 'cause I think I'm just... tired of building things. :P

  15. 14 hours ago, WARP DOGS said:

    Woof, pretty easy to read between the lines that Laidlaw is incredibly bitter at Valve. Seems he has the right to be, given that the entity called Valve now resembles absolutely nothing of that company back in 2004

    Yeah that's what I got out of it, too. Kinda confirms everyone's worst fears (if you can even call it that at this point...) - that the game will actually just never come out.


    Shame, but eh what're ya gonna do.

    I feel sorry for the people at Valve who do really want to make it, though. Probably just a few people, but I imagine what they'd want to do with that game would be a huge endeavor...