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Random Rants: --... ---.. Don't expect others to convert it for you.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. haroon

    haroon Chieftain

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    Claiming a bond over someone that he doesn't have a bond with is creepy at best or obnoxious at the least.

    I know Adam uses the wrong sentence from the story that he post, he obviously didn't mean that the girl is belong to him. Admitting his poor wording doesn't mean his action gets dictated.

    Btw does Lexicus has every right to object? Or shall he obliged to every post so he can appear less patronizing to you?
     
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  2. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    You would be correct. I dodged a bullet.
     
  3. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Master of Darkness

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    I admit I was wrong to write "my" girl, I absolutely don't claim ownership, maybe it's a phrase I heared or seen somewhere and used it automaticaly - like You guys say a cultural thing. To be honest I haven't been thinking much about the choice of words - true. I hope I haven't offended anyone. I'll be more careful in the future.
     
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  4. Snerk

    Snerk Smeghead

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    It's a minefield out there, everybody please be careful either way! :)
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Yes, it helps to review a post before hitting 'submit' to make sure that what you've typed is not likely to cause misunderstandings and arguments (misunderstandings, especially; arguments are just a fact of life around here).

    Just be grateful that Mary isn't part of this conversation. ;) Both of us are feminists, but she's much more emphatic about it than I am (different life experiences, plus she's a generation younger), and would have torn about a dozen strips off you by now.

    Mind you, that's not permission to anyone here to use sexist language or attitudes toward me. I'm just reminding you (plural 'you') that I don't tend to blame all men for the actions of some men.

    I just adopted a personal rule several decades ago that's served me well in life: Never intrude into another person's committed relationship (be it dating, engaged, living together, living apart but committed, or married). And keep in mind that a friendly conversation is usually just a friendly conversation and more should not be implied, suspected, or expected.

    That said, I'm writing a story (the one I keep mentioning) in which arranged marriages are a fact of life. This is going to irritate some eventual readers (especially female readers), but in the society I'm setting up (and how it often was in real history), the young men don't get a say, either. When told they're going to marry so-and-so on such-and-such-a-day, the only correct response is "Yes, Father," and to show up on time for the ceremony.

    But I've also decided that my main male protagonists are among the men of this society who respect that "no means NO" (am currently plotting out a conversation between one of the characters and a female character asking if he would accept "no" from his wife, who was contractually obligated not to refuse to do her "duty" - this is, after all, a story that takes place in the 11th century... it's hypothetical at this point in the story because he's not married yet, so I'm trying to decide how he's going to handle this issue). It's a juggling act between modern 21st century readers' sensibilities and what would be historically common societal attitudes among the nobility.
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    You probably grew up with this:


    Link to video.
     
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  7. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    :lol: Counterpoint



    Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by
    I say to myself you're such a lucky guy
    To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true
    Out of all the fellows in the world she belongs to me
    But it was just my imagination
    Runnin' away with me
     
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  8. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    The Temptations are hard to beat. :)
     
  9. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    lol wut
     
  10. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    Narrator: they absolutely were not
     
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  11. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    wack
     
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  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    You forgot to include ‘little did he know’.
     
  13. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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  14. haroon

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    This is a merciless machine, it lost the organic intelligent of human, better let robot take over the future justice system, they are equally strict and not corrupted
     
  15. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    The most charitable way I can explain this is the prosecutor being a careerist sociopath.
     
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  16. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    Wait so now... women DO make false rape accusations and we SHOULDN'T just believe them? That seems a rather large U-turn.

    Edit: Unless it's just the length of the sentence you're referring to as the miscarriage of justice.
     
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  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    According to the article, the evidence said no rape took place.
     
  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    You could have officials be appointed by a neutral board based on professional merit rather than be directly elected, as you do with judges, prosecutors, sheriffs, county clerks, etc. but that would be more undemocratic than not letting the poor, blacks an Injuns vote so my understanding is that it's OK. :/
     
  19. Manfred Belheim

    Manfred Belheim Warlord

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    Oh well if the article said that I guess it can't have happened then. Never mind that the victim testified that he raped her and he was convicted of raping her, some article on a hip hop website disagrees so that obviously takes precedence.
     
  20. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    up yours!
    What about witnesses? After all, testis unus, testis nullus.
     
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