When people say "everything isn't black and white, what about when something is morally grey??!" do they realise that the whole point of saying that, is that everything is not the same shade of grey?
If you believe it's all just the same grey, you're even more of a moral reductionist than people who believes it's just black and white.
Remember that dark grey and light grey both exist, as does dark-light-grey and light-dark-grey. A difficult moral choice just means that your perception of morality deems the two choices, situations or outcomes to be a close enough shade that they're difficult to distinguish. Just shower thoughts. No BDSM references pls
I see TH praised a lot for being really "morally grey". Do you agree with this praise? And do you think the "moral greyness" is handled well?
I've watched a lot of Destiny debates and casts and he seems to have a reasonable grasp on ideas I do not fully understand. Mainly Moral Relativity.
So I have some friends who I like to "debate" with, but I've found that often when they get pushed on their political beliefs or why they support Trump, it shifts to a argument of what I'd call "Moral Greyness".
By Moral Greyness, I mean a kind of bastardized Moral Relativity. Something like, "Trump has been accused of rape, that is bad", "Others have been accused of rape, so it isn't that bad". Kind of like "everyone does it", or "who says that's bad?".
When this happens, I don't really know what to say. Personally, I haven't ground myself in what my moral belief structure is so I end up either appealing to extremes or appealing to an absurd.
Long story short, what is a good way of combating Moral Relativity or "Moral Greyness" as it relates to politics? Or, are these valid points and I should really re-evaluate my own stance?
TL;DR: After being cancelled on by the same girl twice in half a year, I've finally realized that I no longer have any way of getting the kind of maningful connection necessary for a relationship.
You can skip the Prelude and still get the full picture of the situation. You can probably also skip the Background and still get a general picture of the situation.
It has been a long time since i last posted on here. I first came to this sub a little over a year ago when I was new at university and I was feeling just how inadequate and lonely I was in that environment. My first post was a confused mess that reflected my state of mind as I was surrounded by people without connecting with anyone. Since then I've dropped out and switched from academics to a more practical type of education. I'm glad to say that my life has improved alot since then, I now have collegues I get along with and a line of work I'm actually convinced I want to persue.
However recent events have shattered any illusion that this improvement has any chance of being reflected in the "romantic dimension". And to think that just untill recently I imagined my way out of FA. I had hoped that around this time of year I'd post a "farewell-post" on here instead of this, but here I am.
The line of events goes back to this spring, before I switched paths, when I was on a sort of trip with my two best friends. Few times had I had so much fun as during this event, and it sent me on a mood of excptionally rare optimism (even though my day-to-day life still consisted of the depressing university life) that combined with something one of those friends had said prior to me, when the death of a relative of his made him realize not to postpone stuff with those that matter to you. It was during the trip, when I fully realized how blessed I was to have friends like them, that I fully realized the meaning of those words. So then I made the decision to message my old crush from highschool that I had not heard from in a year and a half and had not seen in two.
As we were on friendly terms when we split ways, this led to us agreeing on meeting up in the summer when she returned home (she studies abroad). This ended up not happening due to bad planing and little time on her part. Normally I would not have belived this explaination and assumed she was just being kind, not wanting meet but not to reject me outright either. However, she proposed to meet up for Christmas instead... keep reading on reddit ➡
We don't yet know exactly how the end of BfA will play out, but what we can currently see is that there is some fracturing within the Horde, with the current Warchief seeming to be being corrupted by an old god influence.
With the likely culmination of dealing with a major old god threat in the final raid, Blizzard could potentially use old god madness/whispers to cause a fall out where leaders of races within the two factions lose trust in each other, and the player character could find themselves somewhat on their own.
Mechanically, this could allow players from opposite factions to choose to work together, or for people to even go against their own faction if they choose to. I think it could be interesting to bring in a "trust" mechanic as a secondary sort of reputation - reputation would be what the general populace of a race thinks of you based on your famous deeds while trust would be what the important leaders of each race thinks of you.
For example, an alliance character might decide to do a lot of work for the orcs. They may still be exalted with Stormwind for all the famous deeds performed (canonically doing things like defeating the Lich King etc) but Anduin might not trust them as far as he could throw them.
There could then be some interplay between the trust of different leaders - gaining trust with the Night Elves might lower your trust with the Nightbourne and blood elves. Gaining trust with the Forsaken might lower your trust with the Worgen. This would be a really interesting way to explore the specific racial feuds within wow while also allowing the players to make choices with a significant impact on game play.
The player could choose to remain true to their faction, or embrace the moral greyness. Goblin players might like to choose to work with the highest bidder. A lightforged paladin might decide to take a personal vendetta against the void elves. There are all sorts of potentially interesting ways you'd be able to develop your character on the RPG side of things, as well as having some interesting game play ramifications. It'd also be an interesting way to shift back from "famous hero doing famous heroic things" to being a relative unknown taking part in lesser known activities, which I know would appeal to some of the player base.
From Dracula. Jonathan Harker is traveling up the Carpathian Mountains.
>As the evening fell it began to get very cold, and the growing twilight seemed to merge into one dark mistiness the gloom of the trees, oak, beech, and pine, though in the valleys which ran deep between the spurs of the hills, as we ascended through the Pass, the dark firs stood out here and there against the background of late-lying snow. Sometimes, as the road was cut through the pine woods that seemed in the darkness to be closing down upon us, great masses of greyness, which here and there bestrewed the trees, produced a peculiarly weird and solemn effect, which carried on the thoughts and grim fancies engendered earlier in the evening, when the falling sunset threw into strange relief the ghost-like clouds which amongst the Carpathians seem to wind ceaselessly through the valleys.
I'm not sure I'm parsing the clause in bold correctly. It makes more sense as an object–verb–subject clause to me, that is, I think it was the trees that bestrewed the greyness (which I understand to be the shadows of those trees), not the other way around as the current word order might suggest.
Sylvanas is set-up to probably do a lot of sketchy things as the Horde leader this expansion. As a Horde Warlock, I'm fine with sketchy. She's also set up to do maybe a few horrible things. I'm less fine with horrible, but as long she mostly sticks to just "sketchy" then I won't want to lead the charge in a SoO 2.0.
Some stuff she does is actually bad, even from my perspective, but I'm only addressing the stuff I think is defensible.
I'm writing this today because I wanted to point out that some of the things people call out as "evil" that Sylvanas does, actually aren't as bad as they seem as long as you aren't a total Horde/Alliance pacifist. I shouldn't even write about this because it takes a lot of time to write out, and half of you just meme about the story without paying actual attention to any of the details or nuance. However, I've gotten super annoyed with the memes (and even YouTubers) lately so maybe this is just therapeutic for me, whatever:
I am looking for books covering, discussing, evaluating, etc. Moral greyness as opposed to a simply good-bad dichotomy.
Alright, I'm sure you've noticed that in discussions on Fates' plot that a recurring complaint is the lack of greyness. Garon and his lackeys are cartoon villains, Hoshido from all evidence would have traded their resources with Nohr if asked making Nohr lose there also, a random dragon was behind it all. A recurring suggestion to fix it would to be "grey" the conflict (an example of this is the fic A Brighter Dark). I don't really agree with this since it doesn't really suit the conflict in the Big Choice (Corrin either sides with Hoshido since they're victims of Nohrian aggression and Garon's not there or sticks with Nohr since it's home).
My questions are, how do you "grey" Fire Emblem's core conflicts consdering the series' track record so far? And how needed is it?
I have Vivid Weathers and even turned up Saturation all the way. And while it looks better than vanilla ... there is still a bit of blurriness and dimness to everything. The colors aren't rich enough for me. (in some ways VW makes it worse by adding all that fog too).
What is my best bet for fixing this? Should I be looking at ENB Shaders?
Living in the Lower Mainland on the Canadian West Coast, I was driving back home when I noticed that the only shade in nature was grey. The sky was grey, the ground was grey, the air and mist around me was grey, the water looked grey. Even the trees and objects around me were cast with a grey hue that diluted any color that wasn't created by man. Is anyone else already tired of the constant monotony in their lives while the ugliness of such washed out colors drains their soul? It was probably due to the fact that the industrial sector of the region was nearby, but it's really difficult to find beauty when the vibrance of Summer has faded and you're back in the long monotonous and unrelenting grind which is uni.
We chose the Shade not because it is easy, but because we had something to prove to ourselves. Do not be tempted by the allure of the coloreds and their rainbow sun. None shall be safe from the Shade when the sun burns out.
This will be my 4th year in DC (wut).
During my first few years, I couldn't really deal with the DC winter. The permanent greyness of the skies really didn't mesh with my San Diego beach sun flow, ya know?
So I got a sunlamp. And now I'm happ(ier).
So if you is a Californian and you is all depressed and wut not from the lack of sunshine, try out a sunlamp. Maybe you have Seasonal Affect Disorder (I shit you not).
i was diagnosed with major depressive disorder years ago, through as many more years of therapy. around 2005 i was diagnosed and after even more time in therapy, and tests, i was also diagnosed with asperger's, and gift wrapped in a bundle of PTSD.
my doc had me trying very conservative doses of several medications and after a close call (suicidal thoughts) on one med i found zoloft. it got me through the darkest time, but i just hated how it made me feel.
being an engineer, i looked at my problem for a perspective of a series of systems not being integrated well, and when that happens you have to look at the problem from a different angle, so i did. the meds got me out of the dark but i hated how they made me felt, so i needed to try something else.
i weaned myself (with my doc's guidance) off the zoloft and replaced the drugs with making music. it worked. writing music and putting out records helped more than any med did. yeah none of it was terribly good and really niche but it didn't matter. i had something to look forward to. that was the trick. having something to look forward to (finishing an album, and releasing it) was what did it.
now that's been working since 2008. i had been doing so well. yeah i always had that greyness, but it was so much lighter. so much better that i changed jobs (got a job as a vp) and brought more people into help with my music projects, and then i agreed to help a friend with a startup.
it had been going along really well, but it started getting busier and busier. now, since october, i've been working ~50 hours on my day job and ~35 hours on the other job. and there are more people involved, so demands on my time and attention is more than i can handle.
i've had to give up on music. and even now it just kills me. i've reverted back to my outlook of just, well you know. i don't need to rehash what everyone here fully understands.
so now i have to seriously consider going back on meds, because i have prioritized this other project because if we can just get over this hump i can quit my day job and just do that, and then go back to music.
i'm not looking for answers/solutions. i just am crushed because i feel all the progress i made over these years is just gone. i'm right back at square one. i know a lot of what is fueling this relapse is burnout. but i just feel trapped. i don't want to quit, well i actually want to quit my day job... i really love this other job. the project is fun and it's cool, but i ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
Last night a buddy and I were playing and we ran out of food, at one stage I was dying of starvation pretty badly and my screen has went grey. Now I remember in the mod that this meant close to death, low blood and things like that. I was also punched but I got bandaged pretty quickly after that.
What I want to know now is; is it possible to get rid of this after starving? I've since ate plenty and drank plenty but still it sticks around.
I'm asking this not to try and make the game any easier but because it is killing my eyes. It is seriously nearly impossible for me to play this game for more than 10 minutes at a time without my eyes becoming quite sore. I'd rather not have to start a new character, but if that's what it takes so be it.
Thanks for any help :)
It's probably well known, but I haven't heard of it before.
I was farming for the elusive Pure Bladestone, switching between the hidden path skeleton and the black phantom one. On the route from 4-2 to the hidden path there's the big room with the first reaper. The quickest way past it is to just jump down on the left side by the door. Because I was extremely bored I tried to land on this thing, which you can indeed do. You can also walk into it. You can walk in a little bit, and the enemies back in the big room will lose interest in you. But walk more than just a little bit into it and you fall into greyness, and die about 30 seconds later. While standing on the ledge you can also move the camera outside the map, which is always interesting because it lets you see the map as platforms in space.
I repeated this glitch four times, and it worked flawlessly each time. So if you ever find yourself farming Bladestone, give it a shot.
Peace is what I seek.
”How are you doing?” it’s a question I’m often asked. It’s always answered with bland “fine”, “okay” or “good” and followed up by deflective question. I don’t really know the answer to that question, I don’t want to either.
To talk about my emotions, how I feel, what is going on inside of me is as if I have to explain rocket science to someone without knowing a flipping thing about rockets. I’ve never expressed my emotions, it’s never been relevant, it never did anything for me so how the fruit am I supposed to talk about it?
So here I am at 2:13AM on the fourth of July on my bed, the thoughts are running though my head, they seek solace, maybe escape. I seek peace, for it all to end. I’m not suicidal, but I want it to end.
What is “it”, this mysterious thing that haunts me?
“it” is greyness that turns to darkness on a bad day, everything is grey, you feel grey, your mind is in trance, hazed by the greyness. I don’t feel anything most of the time but I’m not empty, the greyness is all encompassing, it is in every fibre of my body and every corner of my mind. The greyness absorbs all energy and motivation to do anything, sleeping only pause everything, I wake up feeling just as tired as when I went to bed. Sleep is pointless, it only delays the inevitable hell that is tomorrow. I don’t have and never have had any energy to do anything, I underperformed at work, I never socialized, I had to meticulously plan my days so I knew exactly what I had to cope with on any given day. My life was a mindless schedule that left little to be desired. Any unforeseen obstacle such as a late train or sold out items at the super market would knock me out. I’d collapse like a corpse on my sofa or bed as soon as I got in.
Death isn’t an option, I don’t have enough energy to actually kill myself and I wouldn’t want to harm my family who DO love and care for me a great deal with the grief of losing their son and brother. And I'd feel terrible about inconveniencing other people or even causing trauma to others by throwing myself in front of a train or a truck.
Besides, how can you kill something that has never been alive?
I often try to shelter myself against the greyness, the internet is great with its many websites of YouTube, Reddit and other sites out there, but games, video games are my main attempts at occupying my mind with anything other than greyness. It never works. On a good day video games distract me from anywhere between 2 to 5 minut... keep reading on reddit ➡
im with my parents at a summer house, its on the coast, the coast is made on grey continuous rock, theres a gap for a small rocky grey beach.
im standing in the water looking at the beach and on my right i can see that the water is shallow enough to walk to this island...
im in my childhood home, everything is completely gray, i know this is a dream, i see myself in the mirror, im in colour, my hair and beard is different.
i start to feel like im sinking backwards, i slowly float on my back down on to a bed and start sinking in the bed, i sit up and im in my current home but notice immediately that i dont have a carpet like that, i wake up again for real this time