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@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.


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#21 Mark Montag

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:11 PM

If school doesn't hit me too hard this quarter I should be able to pitch in next week and at the end of the month. Love this.

#22 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Just for fun: we've currently raised about 0.62 Toy Fair catalogs or tfc (equal to USD$380) according to the widget, with a goal of about 13.16 tfc. For reference, last year we topped out at roughly 7.16 tfc, counting the 1 tfc that went towards the actual catalog.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#23 Jeysie

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.

#24 Redjack Ryan

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:12 PM

Was there any money remaining from the Ron Friedman fund drive that can be donated to this, or has it already gone elsewhere?

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:54 PM

You have my Bow! And my ten bucks!


I'll see about another five to ten per check through the month.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 2 2011, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TC Interbot @ Feb 2 2011, 02:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was still over at TFW when you guys did this last year... in addition to making cash contributions, could we put toys up on the auction block for the cause?

Oh, absolutely! Whatever you'd like to do to help raise money for this cause would be most gratefully accepted!

(short of prostitution and contract killing, of course - they're really not "in the spirit" here icon-fire.gif )


You besmirch the time-honored occupation of prostitution with your insinuations, sir.

Yeah, Galen can count my help out with that kind of attitude.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ Feb 2 2011, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You have my Bow! And my ten bucks!


I'll see about another five to ten per check through the month.


You are a saint! And you're doing exactly what we hope people do--set aside a bit each week until the end of the month. Thank you!

#28 Self-Destruct

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(short of contract killing)


Well, you just lost my contribution.

#29 Galenraff

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(Self-Destruct @ Feb 2 2011, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 2 2011, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(short of contract killing)


Well, you just lost my contribution.

Hey, I never said anything about the actual activity, I'm just not much for paperwork. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

I will give $25 once pay goes in tonight icon-fire.gif

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE(Jeysie @ Feb 2 2011, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.


How's this:



#32 Jeysie

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Feb 2 2011, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jeysie @ Feb 2 2011, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope I can afford to chip in a little something after I get my tax refund.

I was wondering if you guys have a smaller static image banner? I'd love to give this a good pimping on my deviantART page, but you can't embed anything but plain links and images there.


How's this:


Awesome! My DA journal now has a new pimp section. icon-fire.gif (I've also added in the quick-donation links manually.)

#33 Daytonus

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

Wonderful! Thank you Jeysie!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:43 AM

Donated!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:05 AM

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! It's been about 12 hours since the campaign actually started, and we're 8% of our way to the goal. Can you believe that???

I love this community! <3

#36 Galenraff

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:16 AM

We've basically raised the same amount of money as it took to buy the catalog last year. In less than a day, and with fewer than a dozen people contributing so far.

This is why this community rocks. icon-ironhide.gif

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#37 Daith

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:08 AM

We are Awesome! Woot! I'm gonna give out Transforming Mecha Ponies* to all who donate!
















* Transforming Mecha Ponies are nonexistent and come in a make believe box full of child like happy thoughts in the shape of packing peanuts made of thin air.
Must still pay Shipping and Handling for all nonexistent product.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:04 AM

Kinda poor this pay check, but I'll try to toss in 10 or 20 bucks to the cause on the 15th.

#39 Galenraff

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:54 AM

That's awesome! And that's one of the reasons why we wanted to do this for a whole month - we didn't want to leave out anyone interested just because they didn't have money on hand that moment. A month is a long time, and means everyone has a chance if they're interested.

Fun fact: Last time, by far the majority of the donations (both in terms of quantity and median) were $5. That means that most of the money came from lots of small donations rather than a few big ones. Big ones help too, of course, but I mention this so that people know that every donation is important. Given a whole month, I hope people are able to find a few extra bucks to add to the total!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

BIG TICKET ITEM: http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_2137wt_1113