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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #775 on: April 13, 2016, 09:00:47 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

It's not the guy himself, it's his glasses that are the serial rapist. Every day he walks on the streets, his glasses go and rape random strangers, no matter how much he tries to stop them.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #776 on: April 13, 2016, 09:02:51 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

It's not the guy himself, it's his glasses that are the serial rapist. Every day he walks on the streets, his glasses go and rape random strangers, no matter how much he tries to stop them.

hm, okay.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #777 on: April 13, 2016, 09:43:07 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

I wouldn't, if only because of the proportion of males among MTG players.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #778 on: April 13, 2016, 10:05:34 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

No, the glasses are the stereotypical 'serial rapist' glasses, so named because a few creepy rapists so happened to wear them. They're an ugly 80s look. You know, something like this:

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #779 on: April 13, 2016, 10:16:17 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

I wouldn't, if only because of the proportion of males among MTG players.

I would, if only because of the proportion of people from first-world countries among MTG players.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #780 on: April 13, 2016, 10:40:21 am »
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Probably a long shot, but does anyone here read Arabic or Persian-Farsi fluently?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #781 on: April 13, 2016, 10:54:28 am »
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Probably a long shot, but does anyone here read Arabic or Persian-Farsi fluently?

I still recognize certain Arabic phrases (such as a request to join my team or a reference to my mother's vagina) when non-Unicode Arabic characters are displayed on a Finnish system (i.e. when they look something like this: π˜M‚ιŽ–‚ΕŒψ‰Κ) from back when I played the retail version of Conquer Online, which is highly popular among Egyptian people. Is that close enough?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #782 on: April 13, 2016, 11:02:19 am »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

I wouldn't, if only because of the proportion of males among MTG players.

Hm, good point. I didn't think about male/female. I'll retract that statement to a random group with the same male/female ratio.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #783 on: April 13, 2016, 11:03:15 am »
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Probably a long shot, but does anyone here read Arabic or Persian-Farsi fluently?

I still recognize certain Arabic phrases (such as a request to join my team or a reference to my mother's vagina) when non-Unicode Arabic characters are displayed on a Finnish system (i.e. when they look something like this: π˜M‚ιŽ–‚ΕŒψ‰Κ) from back when I played the retail version of Conquer Online, which is highly popular among Egyptian people. Is that close enough?

Well, admittedly better than my understanding, but regrettably not.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #784 on: April 13, 2016, 01:22:57 pm »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

Basically everything I know about MTG communities, nerd spaces in general, rape culture, and misogyny would disagree with this. Obviously I can't make a rigorous, provable argument for the opposite, but MTG play groups can be pretty toxic spaces for non-men.

I guess there's a chance that more people would be okay with rape in these communities, but less would be bothered to actually go out and be rapists.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #785 on: April 13, 2016, 01:46:05 pm »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

Basically everything I know about MTG communities, nerd spaces in general, rape culture, and misogyny would disagree with this. Obviously I can't make a rigorous, provable argument for the opposite, but MTG play groups can be pretty toxic spaces for non-men.

I guess there's a chance that more people would be okay with rape in these communities, but less would be bothered to actually go out and be rapists.

I can't imagine those people would be 'okay' with rape as much as it is a jealousy and entitlement about not getting 'some pussy' or something like that. The worst of nerd culture (as you refer to) seems to be a bunch of immature beta, alpha wannabe twats, of the whiny 12 year old CoD variety, but that's a bit stereotypical, and too dismissive of me to really accept myself as an answer. And well, there are a number of more things to ask or discuss which I wrote down, and then well, this is sort of an RSP topic, so I deleted it all. :p

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #786 on: April 13, 2016, 02:07:13 pm »
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I would bet on there being fewer rapists among MTG players than among a random group of people.

Basically everything I know about MTG communities, nerd spaces in general, rape culture, and misogyny would disagree with this. Obviously I can't make a rigorous, provable argument for the opposite, but MTG play groups can be pretty toxic spaces for non-men.

Hm, interesting.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #787 on: April 13, 2016, 02:14:01 pm »
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Probably a long shot, but does anyone here read Arabic or Persian-Farsi fluently?

I don't myself, but two of my flatmates speak each of them as first or second languages. May they be of help?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #788 on: April 13, 2016, 02:21:16 pm »
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Basically everything I know about MTG communities, nerd spaces in general, rape culture, and misogyny would disagree with this. Obviously I can't make a rigorous, provable argument for the opposite, but MTG play groups can be pretty toxic spaces for non-men.

I guess there's a chance that more people would be okay with rape in these communities, but less would be bothered to actually go out and be rapists.

I find it extremely difficult to believe that there exists anyone who plays MTG and is "okay with rape". People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #789 on: April 13, 2016, 02:22:36 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #790 on: April 13, 2016, 02:35:30 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #791 on: April 13, 2016, 02:39:54 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.

Relatively few (but a nontrivial number) of people think rape is okay. Many, many people don't think of what they are doing as rape.

I have been drunk many times and I've never wanted to rape anybody. I honestly just do not understand how being drunk makes people who are otherwise moral upstanding citizens okay with rape. I don't believe it.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #792 on: April 13, 2016, 02:42:01 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.

Relatively few (but a nontrivial number) of people think rape is okay. Many, many people don't think of what they are doing as rape.

I have been drunk many times and I've never wanted to rape anybody. I honestly just do not understand how being drunk makes people who are otherwise moral upstanding citizens okay with rape. I don't believe it.
I think this line of conversation should probably be in RSP.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #793 on: April 13, 2016, 02:43:04 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.

Well, then it's a good thing that I really do.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #794 on: April 13, 2016, 02:44:28 pm »
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People from first-world country cultures don't commit rape because they generally think rape is okay, they do it mostly because they're drunk.

I really don't know about that.

I don't know anybody who thinks rape is okay. If people did think it's fine and dandy, why is there a law against it, and why is everyone so opposed to rape as a concept? I never see any rape advocates.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #795 on: April 13, 2016, 02:46:39 pm »
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Yeah sorry about the tangent. I'd prefer just dropping the topic to making an RSP thread about it though.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #796 on: April 13, 2016, 02:55:01 pm »
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Yeah sorry about the tangent. I'd prefer just dropping the topic to making an RSP thread about it though.

I thought you said dropping the mic for a second.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #797 on: April 13, 2016, 03:05:23 pm »
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There's a college-age female on the train reading a beat up copy of Pride and Prejudice.  Is there possibly a more clichιd image in all the world?

A middle-aged slightly-overweight dude in a football jersey, beer in one hand, remote in the other, watching football.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #798 on: April 13, 2016, 03:08:21 pm »
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http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=15166.0

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #799 on: April 13, 2016, 03:09:12 pm »
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A group of teenagers at a convention who think CAH is edgy and original.

An idiot American trying to get a rise out of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

A frat bro with a beer bong.
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