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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    Audiences don't hate diverse characters. What they hate is being slammed as bigots for rejecting bad work from pretentious, unskilled activists posing as writers. If the demography of your characters is made more important than the story, well, your story is probably going to suck.
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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Audiences don't hate diverse characters. What they hate is being slammed as bigots for rejecting bad work from pretentious, unskilled activists posing as writers. If the demography of your characters is made more important than the story, well, your story is probably going to suck.
    Good point though but I still stand by my original rant.

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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    Rick's post reminded me of this whole twitter kerfuffle about Stan Lee. People were quick to assume he was homophobic for saying Peter Parker should never be gay, when what he really meant was that you can't just take a straight character and slap a big ole "gay" sticker on them and call it good representation. Lookin at you, unnamed British author.

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    I think it's true that there are people who see a show (and remakes) and think..meh, formulaic. Take successful ip, add youth and diversity (it's unclear that the originals were other-than that, ofc). I see it alot myself. That hypothetical (and unobjectionable) assertion doesn't change the fact that a very large number of people who make such comments are..in fact, white christian nationalists.

    We can say that a person doesn't have to be a bigot to say x..and that's true...but it still remains the case that many bigots do say x, the bigotry being elective, apparently. The current division in american politics isn't due to virtue signaling libs wrongfully accusing good and wholesome conservative people of bigotry - but of people who have been conditioned against bigotry...struggling to contextualize and be comfortable with their own bigotry. They have convictions..but (thankfully as of yet ) lack the courage of those convictions.
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    So anyway the woman that I talk to on Facebook Dating turns out to be an E-bigger. It turns out very smoothly that we have so much stuff in common. However, things went completely downhill when she was begging me for money that she claims she lost her wallet. That was my social cue by saying Girl, Bye and I block her for good.

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    Re: New Rant Thread X

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    So anyway the woman that I talk to on Facebook Dating turns out to be an E-bigger. It turns out very smoothly that we have so much stuff in common. However, things went completely downhill when she was begging me for money that she claims she lost her wallet. That was my social cue by saying Girl, Bye and I block her for good.
    There are warnings I watch for when someone wants to be a friend. I'm not ready to going back to dating just yet, but usually this does apply in general. For example if someone tries to be a friend and has like only three posts and they're only pictures of themselves, there is no information of themselves, the picture does not match their name. For example, I would trust someone who shows themselves as American, yet has a webpage in another language. They try to be very nice to you at first then they'll ask for money whether it be through gift cards or bank transfer. Just be careful. Don't let yourself be scammed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    There are warnings I watch for when someone wants to be a friend. I'm not ready to going back to dating just yet, but usually this does apply in general. For example if someone tries to be a friend and has like only three posts and they're only pictures of themselves, there is no information of themselves, the picture does not match their name. For example, I would trust someone who shows themselves as American, yet has a webpage in another language. They try to be very nice to you at first then they'll ask for money whether it be through gift cards or bank transfer. Just be careful. Don't let yourself be scammed.
    I'm a million steps ahead of that situation.

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    So anyway a few minutes I was standing outside minding my own business until a crazy homeless approached me. He was talking about some sort of water on the floor. I was like, yeah I'm out. And I wall away. Sorry but I have no time for this insanity. ����������

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    So anyway a few minutes I was standing outside minding my own business until a crazy homeless approached me. He was talking about some sort of water on the floor. I was like, yeah I'm out. And I wall away. Sorry but I have no time for this insanity. ����������
    The homeless can be strange at times. I've noticed that. When I went to Charleston to visit the doctor I went to a bookstore before going to the appointment. There was a homeless man out front. I gave a few bucks and even though he was talking strange and stuff, just being nice to him makes me feel better because you don't know what the homeless has been through. You never know if you might be there. Hopefully never.
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    Homeless person at everywhere nowadays.

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