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 on: Today at 05:03 AM 
Started by GarandMarine - Last post by Active Madness
Rotating between playing Fallen Enchantress and The Walking Dead Season 1.

I realised the other day that I hardly ever play 360 games anymore. I think part of it is that the TV it's attached to gets used fairly often, but there's something about playing on a laptop I find more appealing these days.

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 on: Today at 04:08 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by cesariojpn
I highly doubt that, given it was so long ago.

Which context by chance?

If it's the foreshadowing, there is precedence to this effect.

If it's over Dora's ladybits, I point to one of many scattered references as well.

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 on: Today at 04:05 AM 
Started by pwhodges - Last post by Aimless
Only to be expected from those vain Caplets

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 on: Today at 03:55 AM 
Started by pwhodges - Last post by Loki
Side note, but I am really surprised at how... flashy the package of those drugs is.

See, in Germany, most drug packages look really bland, like most in this picture:



The preferred colors are white and blue and occasionally a pastel orange. Whether that is due to cost or for making it look more clinical, I don't know.

The Tylenol picture shown earlier, with its bright colors and the "trendy" font is literally something I would have expected from chewing gum or the like:


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 on: Today at 03:51 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by aphanisis81
I'd ask for the matter to be put at rest now (and also for you to use the edit button in the future instead of double-posting, but that's only a minor remark).

As I said, I wrote those posts fully aware that the topic had been "shelved", but I also wasn't going to let someone call me the equivalent of a racist without defending myself. I also felt I owed another mod (can't remember name) an apology for an accusation of being patronizing.

I don't know what you mean about the Edit button. I posted three times in response to three separate posts/posters.

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 on: Today at 03:46 AM 
Started by pwhodges - Last post by Aimless
Interesting. Doctors here frequently recommend 2x665mg three times a day for chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis, in a specific formulation available as Panadol Osteo

It's my go-to prescription for long-term use :) I don't think we have that OTC, but I haven't checked in a while.

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 on: Today at 03:46 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by Loki
I'd ask for the matter to be put at rest now (and also for you to use the edit button in the future instead of double-posting, but that's only a minor remark).

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 on: Today at 03:44 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by aphanisis81
That rather patronizing first line notwithstanding, I don't want to be the pourer of figurative acid, so yes, fine, I'll stop trying to pursue that line of thought, interesting and worthwhile as I might think it would be to discuss.

It was not meant to be patronizing. I'll be more careful.

I misread your tone, then, and I apologize for being snippy about it.

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 on: Today at 03:43 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by aphanisis81
You cannot acceptingly not accept someone. Suppose I recast this passage like so:

"I know that I wouldn't be able to date or sleep with a Asian woman with the exact same mindset I'd have while dating and sleeping with a white woman. It's not a matter of prejudice or non-acceptance; there just wouldn't be any way to not think about her race and have it influence how I see her."

How unprejudiced does that sound?
Pretty unprejudiced, if you ask me.  Let's not make preference a matter of prejudice, shall we?

Thank you. And I would go further and say it's not even preference so much as being wary of unknowns and differences. Please let me reiterate that I did not say I wouldn't date or sleep with a trans woman. I said that her trans status would influence how I regarded the relationship. And I recognize that this would be due to MY issues and hang-ups, and probably based on ignorance and fear and male sexual stereotypes. But I'm being honest about it, and I think it would be disingenuous to pretend otherwise.

I don't think that's so horrible.

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 on: Today at 03:36 AM 
Started by jwhouk - Last post by aphanisis81
I know that I wouldn't be able to date or sleep with a trans woman with the exact same mindset I'd have while dating and sleeping with a cis-woman. It's not a matter of prejudice or non-acceptance; there just wouldn't be any way to not think about that aspect of her and have it influence how I see her.
If you don't accept someone, as a romantic partner or anything else, you can't say it isn't a matter of non-acceptance. You cannot acceptingly not accept someone. Suppose I recast this passage like so:

"I know that I wouldn't be able to date or sleep with a Asian woman with the exact same mindset I'd have while dating and sleeping with a white woman. It's not a matter of prejudice or non-acceptance; there just wouldn't be any way to not think about her race and have it influence how I see her."

How unprejudiced does that sound?

According to the mods, we're not supposed to be having this conversation. But what I'm trying to say is that while the person's trans status would be on my mind and likely shape how I interact with her and how I see her sexually, that doesn't mean that I don't accept her gender identity, her right to have it, or her right to be treated by and exist in society with it.

I also didn't say I categorically WOULDN'T be romantically involved with a trans woman (well, actually, I wouldn't, but because I'm married, not because of absolute preference). I'm saying that if I did, that fact about her would be something I'd have to come to terms with and would make me ask questions about my own sexuality. I don't think that translates to non-acceptance or discrimination, and I kind of resent the racial comparison (or maybe just your example; my wife is Japanese). It doesn't hold up.

I wish I could say it would make no difference at all, but that's not true, and I think most straight guys whose only experiences have been with cis-women would have to admit that that's the case. Certainly it would be the case with a guy as introspective as Marten.

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