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Death Ray



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Magenta wrote:


lol wrote:
Am I only the one that prefers Xanthe to Glossy? Tess is also good.


Oh, believe me! I vastly prefer the name Xanthe to the name Glossy. And I'm the one who started the Glossy thing.


Don't give up! A few of the background My Little Ponies have not been branded by the bronies. "Glossy" may yet have a a second career.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Not usually. Reading requires more systems (it's both a complex task and evolutionarily young, so it taps into wide areas of the brain, plus in comparison to recalling from memory [for which you don't need your eyes] it just has more parts that have to communicate).


Oh, I guess that it was just a gut feeling. I wanted to find a rebuttal but you are right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM6zPikfOEs
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Neuronal transmission is fast, but it still takes time, and adding more brain areas necessarily increases the total time. Plus, memory is special. Even people who have developed Wernicke's aphasia (an impairment that causes the use of the wrong words, or "word salad") can often recite text that they've memorized.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronald wrote:

Maybe it's just me, but it sounds more like you're referring to call girls than to prostitutes. I'm pretty sure there's a difference.


The only differences between the two are:
How much money they make
How they typically setup appointments (phone vs inperson)
and the name they call themselves.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=call+girl


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before even talking about whether or not I agree or disagree with his message, I find Tat isnt doing a very good job of "Show, don't tell" storytelling with his themes lately. I dont know.

Regarding the message, bah, I dont really think the govt should police morality in this area using hardline bans. I dont watch pornography, and I find the idea of paying for it kind of takes the fun out of sex, but personally I would prefer a system of incentives and disincentives from the govt rather than a flat out ban. It's important to remember that sometimes simply making something which is immoral also illegal doesn't actually reduce its prevalence as much as "soft" power does.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thenadathor wrote:
Before even talking about whether or not I agree or disagree with his message, I find Tat isnt doing a very good job of "Show, don't tell" storytelling with his themes lately. I dont know.


I agree completely. Tat has lost some subtlety in the last few years. I guess that he is focusing more in the message element of comics than the storytelling point of view, so he wants to keep things absolutely clear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, great. Another triker girls thing. I guess I'll wait until... what? Tess? Xanthe? They have names?! Am...am I going to get the character development I've waited years for?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, he named one after my girlfriend. Being best friends with Tat is awesome!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
If you really wanted to construct a list of the pillars of male privilege, pornography and prostitution wouldn't even rank. They wouldn't even vanish as a result of complete gender parity in society, soooooo


Glossy and her comrades doesn't understand gender discrimination at all...prostitution and pornography aren't its root, they are just manifestations that happen in societies that are rich enough to afford to spend money on sex.

For a start, a lot of people who strongly discriminates women hates sex, specially pornography and prostitution. Just read some religious book. Any religious book.

Second, women were discriminated long before there existed money, or clothes or proffesional artists. Go read a book about the yanomami, for example.

Third gays like gay porn...do they discriminate themselves?.

Fourth, even if people found a way to reproduce without sex, and all men in the world were hypnotized to become gay, hence removing the need and desire for heterosexual sex, that doesn't mean they would become respectful to women...gays can be every inch as chauvinist as heterosexual men.

Women have been discriminated for social an economic reasons, because any group that has a disvantage (like being smaller, with shorter arms and hence able to wield a club or throw a spear or draw a bow with less power) will be quickly pushed down and exploited.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, you're a keeper!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inkmonkey wrote:
Glossy and her comrades doesn't understand gender discrimination at all...


Xanthe and her comrades, you mean.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronald wrote:

Maybe it's just me, but it sounds more like you're referring to call girls than to prostitutes. I'm pretty sure there's a difference.
Other than their service's price I don't think there's any difference at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what Curly's real name is....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss Magenta wrote:


I think I like Tess a lot better, anyways. It's a cute tomboyish name, perfect for a cute little tomboy like her.



I hear the name Tess, and I recall a joke being made on a TV show about it making a good Drag Queen name... Tess Tosterone. Wink

Still...not a bad name.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't think anyone ever gave her a "fan name", though. I guess she could have been called "Magenta" or maybe Drilla (from Manila?) but now it's a moot point.

Incidentally, The Girl Formerly Known As Glossy's name comes from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthe

(giving her name that doesn't sound even remotely like "Glossy" may be Tat's way of, uh, I dunno, whatever)

And this is kind of similar to Tess

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecmessa

Maybe the other Sisterhood members will also turn out to have Amazon-derived names.


I had thought Xanthe was derived from http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthippe but the Amazon names make sense. Maybe they actually are Amazons.
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