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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#2581 Shadewing

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:22 AM

 

*Reads article* Wait, Jafar is considered "queer"? A big motive in the film is him wanting to marry Jasmine, and even has a uncomfortable (obvious to even me as a child) scene after he gains access to the lamp where he turns Jasmine into his own personal slave girl.

 

It's really "queer-coded" instead of "queer", and Disney (among others) uses it extensively with its villains: Jafar, Scar, Governor Ratcliffe, Ursula, Hades, King John, Ratigan...

 

It's the kind of things you might not consciously notice until being told about it, and then it becomes totally obvious. Of course, queerness being associated with villains *is* a big problem...

 

 

Yeah is can be a big problem, though on occasion some of those villians becomes renowned and respected for being queer coded. Ursula for example seems to be one that's been fully embraced in my experiences, while indeed others do get more looked down upon.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:16 PM

Probably the most blatant example is "HIM" from the Powerpuff Girls.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:08 AM

or just about everyone from a filmation cartoon 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Uggh. I hate my life. I just want to crawl into a hole until the hormones are done. Intellectually, I know that getting "sir"-ed at restaurants and stuff is something I should keep expecting since I haven't changed my appearance that much, but I hugging hate it. It makes me just not want to go into public.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:44 AM

all you can do Ashley, is politely correct those who've not done it maliciously... and appropriately correct those who have.  anyone who does it accidentally isn't trying to ruin your day -we just sadly aren't psychic as a species. 

 

but we are generally an Empathetic one. If you express your discomfort to someone at the time - instead of just absorbing it and letting it fester, you do a disservice to yourself and that person who Might have just not been paying enough attention today. 

 

Lol I've been called ma'am over the phone plenty of times even after introducing myself as Jon... sometimes people just have too much going on in their own life when you encounter them. 

 

>_> I don't even have are particularly feminine voice... O-o? 

 

anywho, I hope your next dinner out goes better.  



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:34 AM

My voice is a serious problem. I've been told I have a "good deep radio announcer" voice. I've got an appointment with a speech therapist, I'm going to have to see what I can do on that front. It's going to take a lot of time, but it's not going to get better if I do nothing.

 

I know I should get better about telling people, but it's still so damn scary for me. I've got a lot of work to do on that front, too.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:53 AM

I went digging though the thread and found this link that I posted a ways back, it might have some information you could use. There's useful videos on Youtube for voice training as well (and just about any other trans thing you might need help with). I basically self-taught myself how to do a female voice and while it may sound rough at times if I have allergies or whatnot, I've also been complimented on it by other trans folks as well.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:40 AM

Thanks. I've got a lot of work to do...

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

Oh, and while looking for storage for some figures, I found one of the worst examples of pink tax ever. Two almost identical plastic containers: the one in the fishing aisle was $3, the one in the bead aisle was $9.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:38 AM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

Beading/crafting stuff can get ridiculous. It's often cheaper to get similar materials from the hardware or gardening section.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 05:38 PM

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:36 PM

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:51 PM

Probably the most thoughtful discussion of transgender issues by a guy in a dumb wrestling outfit ever.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

America's first LGBTQ-focused credit union to open in Michigan.

The credit union also will offer products such as loans for transgender people in the process of transitioning.

This definitely got my attention.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:50 AM

seems like a smart idea... I mean that's clearly a much needed service that nobody else seemed willing to provide.

 

I mean sure I can get a loan for a new house I can't afford, or a brand new car... hell I can even get a loan for next week's paycheck if I wanted to...

 

but try to get a loan to get a nice(er) looking bum and some C-cups ... >_> now just need that damn passport 



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:37 AM

America's first LGBTQ-focused credit union to open in Michigan.
 

The credit union also will offer products such as loans for transgender people in the process of transitioning.

This definitely got my attention.

 


Yeah, it's an awesome idea. Till the Rebublicans find away to get their hands on it.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:07 AM

An acquaintance of mine from another board is transitioning, but is worried about being cut off by their parents once they come out, and they still depend on their parents for financial support on medical issues.  However, this person is in New Zealand...on the plus side it's a civilized country so they won't be totally SOL medically if they get cut off, but apparently things like hormones are not covered by the base public health system.

 

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