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  1. Kudryavka
    2013-01-26 21:50
    Kudryavka
    No trust me, you did not offend me. I also hope I did not offend you, lol.

    And thank you!
  2. Kudryavka
    2013-01-26 21:38
    Kudryavka
    Hey Triple_R. I just wanted to say that I really love your Madoka Magica Pure Pretty Pink Lovers story a whole lot. Especially with the choices, I love adventure type books and such.

    I havent posted in the thread b/c I'm still reading and have a really long way to go, though. But I will post when I catch up!
  3. Qilin
    2013-01-26 18:01
    Qilin
    Well, at some point in an argument, you tend to notice when it's no longer moving, and pushing further won't do anything. That's usually when I decide to just give it up. But thanks for humoring me and my opinions for these past few discussions. I always appreciate a good argument.
  4. Dr. Casey
    2013-01-26 05:03
    Dr. Casey
    Spoiler:
  5. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-01-25 04:16
    0utf0xZer0
    Archon convinced me to take some time out of my too-busy schedule to finally make a good post (well, VM) about my favourite recent moe stuff. Thought you might be interested, it's on his wall.
  6. Dr. Casey
    2013-01-25 02:40
    Dr. Casey
    Yep, I'm doing quite well these days. I just got back from my nephew's third birthday party (His actual birthday is January 28th, but it's hard to get my family's schedules to align so we made it for the day that has the most people off work). It was a fun time, though I definitely have more scratches and bite marks than when I first went over there. The kid play wrestles way too rough.

    I'll try to review the latest in PPPL soon.
  7. Qilin
    2013-01-22 06:50
    Qilin
    That's the thing. From an existentialist paradigm, freedom and the consequences that arise from it are inseparable. To be free is to be fully responsible for the weight of your own decisions. That is what it means to truly exist an individual. Another thing is that when I say "responsibility", I'm not referring to rewards and punishments for good or bad behavior. I'd say that it's much closer to a function of self-awareness. It is to exist with the full knowledge that you, and only you, are the one responsible for your own decisions. It is that truth that some people willfully choose to ignore.
  8. Qilin
    2013-01-22 04:16
    Qilin
    To answer your question, let me tell you a bit about Jean-Paul Sartre, who I base a good chunk of my ideas on:

    He's essentially a philosopher who believed that humanity is "condemned to be free". It's basically his way of saying that humans are innately granted unlimited freedom to the point where it can exist as something of a curse. This can then potentially reach the point where humans engage in self-deception just to deny that freedom. For example, you have an individual that steals a loaf of bread to feeds his family, who then subsequently claims that he "didn't have a choice". Sarte would argue that the individual did indeed have a choice. To claim otherwise would be to perceive one's self as a mere object of circumstance, relinquishing his identity as a truly free individual. The world is filled with choices and each of these choices carry a corresponding responsibility. It is mainly because of this burden of choice that there are those that choose to limit that freedom.

    For the sake of illustration, there are many individuals that would prefer having a low grade in school due to being sick instead of simply not having studied at all. In the former case, the individual had little to no control over the final outcome. You can often find people justifying their behavior by denying their own freedom of choice. Take a soldier who burns down an entire village ("I was following orders.") or a poorly performing student ("I won't pass anyway even if I start studying."), the world is rife with examples of people denying freedom. The Dominator itself is a powerful tool that encourages this. It takes away the shooter's freedom to choose to judge other human beings ("It's okay to kill this person because Sybil says so."). I thought that episode 11 perfectly illustrated the destructive effects of restoring this freedom so suddenly, which is why I enjoyed that episode so much.

    As for your query on video games, I don't think the analogy fits. In a video game you are not the one making the choices, rather, it's the character you're emulating that's making the choices. And appropriately, it is not the player himself/herself that bears the responsibility for those choices. It's the video game character that must accept the consequences for his/her choices.
  9. karice67
    2013-01-21 02:27
    karice67
    It's somewhat disconcerting that we can't just click on that little box anymore, huh?

    Thanks to you too - I have enjoyed it immensely myself. Admittedly, half of it comes from me being a moderate cultural relativist and the other half from wanting to play devil's advocate. In essence, though, I don't think we disagree on all that much...
  10. Qilin
    2013-01-20 14:01
    Qilin
    Yep. It's very well designed alright. It wasn't my intention to defend it, but it is a fascinating subject given my interest in the social sciences. I wouldn't want to live under it in any case.

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    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
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    Newfoundland, Canada
    Interests
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Occupation
    Private, but I am working
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    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Honoka & Sayaka Miki Avatar by Tempester, Sig by rikikai!
    Currently Watching
    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    Glasslip
    Free! Eternal Summer
    SAO II
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Locodol
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Captain Earth
    Favourites
    Top Tier
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


    2nd Tier
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    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Steins;Gate
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Hyouka
    Tari Tari
    K-On!!


    3rd Tier
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    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Fate/Zero
    Psycho-Pass
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Tamayura
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