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by Imperial Knight
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Send in the clowns...
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Send in the clowns...

It's funny the things you remember. For whatever reason I had a memory of Vic defending that specific line on USENET. A little bit of searching brought up this. Post #1 defending the line Post #2 defending the line Disclaimer: I am posting these to illustrate Vic's opinion on the lines, not my own. ...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

I'm not sure if you're even going to read this, but I hope you do and keep an open mind. Believe it or not, I actually do sympathize on some level with your frustration. Having a conversation where it feels like everyone is disagreeing with you can be difficult, and it probably does seem unfair to b...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

If you don't want to come across as dismissive, it's best to avoid referring to women as "ladies." Imperial Knight, Am I really reading this correctly? When did we become a society that views the words "lady" or "ladies" in a dismissive or condescending manner? I'm sor...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

"Ladies, Trump is not going to take away your rights and put you at a less than human status" is condescending. No assumptions required. If you don't want to come across as dismissive, it's best to avoid referring to women as "ladies" before telling them what to do (well, really,...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

The man isn't perfect That is, shall we say, an understatement. I've now had the misfortune of poking around his YouTube page (I don't recommend doing this BTW) and learning about him. I haven't had the opportunity to verify some of the accusations about him but it seems pretty much undeniable from...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

Arlia wrote: I don't like hearing about how white men, who built the country everyone looks up to, and who's money you're so eager to take, "aren't being fair"


:roll:
by Imperial Knight
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Women's March on Washington.
Replies: 43
Views: 1549

Re: Women's March on Washington.

It seems Chicago had one of the bigger marches. Certainly it was clear even on the El train there that turnout was going to exceed expectations. Only encountered two pro-Trump people there. Everybody just ignored them. Overall it gave me hope that people can stay active and engaged. We're certainly ...
by Imperial Knight
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: US Election Day
Replies: 1
Views: 276

US Election Day

I had an easy time today. Chicago provides tons of polling places so mine was a very short walk away.

I encourage anyone who is eligible to vote and in particular to pay attention to all the races on the ballot, not just president. Those other offices can have a big impact on your life.
by Imperial Knight
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 3135

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Not sure if it adds much to the discussion, but I did find this blog post on Luna, Jessica, and Mia. Just as an aside, I did ask the blogger over Google about the whole Pao sickness sub-plot, and he argued that, while it was problematic, Jess and Mia were pro-active and important enough to the plot...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 3135

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

I use the terminology because I do not have a single influence on my idea of what male and female is, and I see the terms used frequently. If you mean a reference to the "manosphere", I don't agree with them on very much. I hear the terms in several different places, mostly used in a joki...
by Imperial Knight
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 3135

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Kyle is an alpha male to counter that...Nash can help absolutely NONE with the leadership, because he's a beta after Miss July because she's pretty. Even setting aside their popularity among some really terrible communities, "alpha" and "beta" are not really useful terminology f...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: New Home
Replies: 16
Views: 2920

Re: New Home

-When touring a home, it's considered a major faux pas to refer to the "room" you are in. Instead always refer to it as a "space." Is the idea that it's a space until people fill it with their own stuff fashion it to their artistic vision? Honestly, I always just assumed it's pa...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: New Home
Replies: 16
Views: 2920

Re: New Home

Too bad you didn't come to me for advice. I mean, I've never bought a home but I have seen some HGTV so I know all about the process. -Your list of "must haves" should include granite countertops and undermounted sinks. -Other important considerations are any furniture or paint color choic...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 776
Views: 102074

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Just started Final Fantasy IX . I never did finish it the first time I played. Really the issue at the time was that I was burned out on Final Fantasy and needed to play something different. Then by the time I would've been ready to pick it up again it had been too long and it just sort of fell by t...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!

Update time. Neither of my friends has tried to contact me but, perhaps not surprisingly given how Rodan and Fields markets itself, one has tried the pitch on my wife a couple of times via Facebook, mostly in the form of invites to virtual events. She's just been ignoring the invites. However, I was...
by Imperial Knight
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Yay! Pop Culture Refs in WD Games!
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Yay! Pop Culture Refs in WD Games!

They definitely toned it down a lot in their later years, but there were still a few slipped in. Off the top of my head I remember a soldier in Growlanser III saying "what's so civil about war anyway?"
by Imperial Knight
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!

This American Life did a segment on Wake Up Now back before they shut down. Apparently the idea for the segment came from watching a few videos advertising WUN that left the viewer with absolutely no clue what it actually was. I watched a few of their videos and they all focused on how wealthy you ...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!

There's a couple of reasons why the pitch can be seductive beyond just the dream of easy money (which of course turns into "it requires hard work but once you've built your own successful business then you're on easy street" once you discover you're not making any money). First since MLMs ...
by Imperial Knight
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!

My friends are in Rodan and Fields (skin care) while my wife's friend was/is doing It Works (the body wraps I mentioned earlier, homeopathic and herbal products). They haven't tried to recruit or sell to me. I don't know if it's because they're just focusing on spamming Facebook or if they haven't g...
by Imperial Knight
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: Zombie Invasion on Facebook!

Well, "invasion" is perhaps dramatic language given that its only a couple of my friends who went into the same MLM together, but I wanted to fit in with the "zombie" theme because when this happens it's really like the person becomes a zombie who is only capable of talking about...

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