Obligatory apology for formatting for post via phone.
For the past 5ish years people have been using these terms a LOT. It is getting to the point where everyone is being deemed one or the other if they are somewhat selfish or are odd in a nontraditional manner. I'm not defending selfish people, we could all be a lot more generous to each other, but I think using these terms to describe people who are selfish or have a selfish or shortsighted moment does nothing positive for anyone.
Some people don't show remorse the same way, or express emotions the same way, or know how to be empathetic as well as others but that doesn't mean you should just be calling them by these serious medical conditions (I'm not a psychologist forgive me if these terms should be in a different category or if they are in different categories themselves, but you get my point). If you're not qualified to make this determination: call them extremely selfish or say that they have an inappropriate way of expressing themselves. If you try and diagnose something you don't know anything about you just look like a fool. Googling articles to "prove" your point by searching for quotes that fit your definition doesn't make you more right it just means you spent more time trying to prove to yourself that you know what you're talking about. Now, if you are trained in this area and you want to provide evidence that's completely different; you're not searching for confirmation you're providing examples so us other folk can understand without having to go through as much training.
I'm not saying this is the most unpopular opinion out there but I see so many people throw these terms out all the time and no one ever goes "oh wait theyre just a little selfish or shortsighted" so I feel unpopular in my distaste for it. (Also shoutout to mental health professionals yall are heroes and champs in a time that I'm sure is testing your capabilities like no other).
Edit: this got a lot more attention than expected. Thank you all for the awards, theyre all firsts for me.
HARD EDIT: title should simply read “opinion!” ...some people seem more intent on whether this is rightly ‘unpopular’ and I’m getting tired of seeing that shallow argument. There’s a lot of content here, I don’t want to argue over the percentage of HP fans who do and don’t like the movies. Although the responses here are pretty mixed... so...
EDIT 2 to add: I’ve written a lot of things I think are important and that I’m passionate about and gotten like 2 upvotes and 1 comment. You people are insane (I mean this in the best way)! Whether you’re agreeing with me or hating me here, you are quite a community and we’re all the same people: Potterheads! : )
Christopher Columbus' version of Harry was a bit slow and boring but very faithful. Alfonso Cuaron's was unnecessarily dark and grimy (Dumbledore's fingernails, anyone?). Mike Newell's was such a hunk of garbage we never saw him again. And Yates were well-paced, but strayed quite a bit from the books -- sort of the opposite of Columbuses.
But the worst crime of the Harry Potter movies was not picking one of these guys and just fricking sticking with them. Much like the ill-fated Star Wars sequel series, we learn that changing directors/producers in the middle of a series makes it feel misplaced, muddled, and internally inconsistent. What happened to Flitwick, for example? He suddenly became mini-Hitler after being a mini-Dumbledore with no explanation!
I liked the movies okay. I'll watch them from time to time. They are not "great" movies. It's not like watching the Matrix or Empire Strikes Back or Back to the Future or Fellowship of the Rings or even "Elf" at Christmastime! They're ohh. Kay. That's all I can say about them. Some are better than others. Some are pretty terrible. The highest-ranked ones reach "good" territory but that's not saying much.
Some of the casting was fabulous and it would be hard to see those actors replaced (I'm thinking McGonagall and Bellatrix here, e.g.). Others were great actors (Snape!!) but it was sort of ridiculous that Rickman was like 30 years older than the character was supposed to be. Others, people seem to absolutely love but did nothing for me (ready for the blasphemy? I really like Daniel Radcliffe and am glad he has continued to have a successful career! But he is not my Harry Potter). Ron and Hermione were okay casting but I wouldnt' be heartbroken if we tried again, either - we could probably do better for both of them. And don't... keep reading on reddit ➡
The LOR team firmly believes that we are building this game together with the community - with you all. We try to be as open and transparent as possible. With that goal in mind I hope this post can share some of my thinking on the topic of the current meta and help us all learn together and continue to make Legends of Runeterra a great game with a great community. I realize that may sound like corporate bullshit to some of you, but I take it very seriously and I know everyone on our team does as well.
Today I have responded in two separate posts related to the current meta and live balance.
Generally, I prefer to respond in posts rather than create new ones. However, I know many of you in this subreddit are passionate about this topic and I don’t want those posts to be hard to find. Additionally, I want to share additional context on this topic than I did in those posts.
When I say “Riot’s opinion” what I mean is that live design and balance decisions are made by a core of three people.
Dovagedys (me) - Product Lead on Gameplay, responsible and accountable for game content and game health, which includes live balance.
Bokurp - Game Design Lead on Gameplay, responsible and accountable for all game design decisions related to game content.
RubinZoo - Game Designer on Gameplay, responsible for card content on multiple past and future expansions, as well as live balance updates design decisions.
All of the teams on Legends of Runeterra are extremely collaborative, so the three of us do not make decisions without others’ input and anyone on the team can and does give us feedback and suggestions regarding live balance. However, the three of us are the core people responsible for final decisions made related to live balance.
The reason I call out the above is to reduce ambiguity when I say “Riot’s opinion” I specifically mean the opinion of the people that make the patch to patch decisions regarding live balance updates.
Since the release of Guardians of the Ancient, I think our meta has... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have just finished a trilogy and went on Goodreads to express my thoughts and appreciation. I did skim through the reviews to see what others thought of the books, as one does when stumbles onto the biggest book review site. What I have found is that people leave one star reviews saying "it has sexual slavery in it" "it has rape in it" "it has lots of mention of gay sex in it" "it contains dubious consent" etc etc. so it contains what is otherwise known as triggers in it. Now, this series' description is quite clear that it has mature content, it has slavery and that this is an enemies-to-lovers, fantasy with M/M romance in it. So assuming one doesn't blindly grab books from the bookshelf/download random stuff to their e-reader it is safe to say that readers are well aware of the summary before diving in, thus giving themselves and the writer consent to deal with and read about such unpleasant or out-of-the-ordinary themes.
If you know you are sensitive to slavery then why do you choose a book that has it as a main plot driver then go online and moan about it? Nobody forced you to pick this story, nobody forced you to keep on reading. It's like knowing you don't like milk in your tea, but ordering a milky tea then complain about not liking it. Or if you are not sure whether you like milk in your tea and you want to be adventurous and order one, then realise after a sip that this is not for you, you can just leave it and have one made in a way you know you enjoy. Not forcibly slurp it up then go complain about it.
Leaving negative reviews because, let's say, the writing style is not up to your standards or you find the story boring or the characters one-dimensional, that is fair enough and when you see thousands of people saying the same thing chances are their opinion has merit.
What really grinds my gears that when it comes to less-known or rising writers working with indie or small publishing houses these, frankly undeserved reviews can cut deep. It will only encourage writers to put themselves in a carefully constructed box of mainstream, acceptable themes and stories, and that is pretty much the death of artistic freedom for the sake of what? Political correctness? If we know anything about human history is that it is full of suffering, struggling, pain and bravery in the face of adversity; all of these include and caused by things modern societies view as triggers. I don't want to live in a world where books are being censored or cleans... keep reading on reddit ➡
She and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that "They do their business and I do mine." Liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports. Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.
Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank receive federal aid. Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money. The matter was investigated by the House Ethics Committee, which charged her with violations of the House's ethics rules in 2010. On September 21, 2012, the House Ethics Committee completed a report clearing Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigation.
Obligatory: Buy if you can. Hodl. Vote if you can. Dance if you want.
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Edit 1: This is NOT a post to spew your political/thinly veiled racist agenda on. I'm only bringing to light things dealing with Maxine Waters and her involvement in our beloved stock ONLY! Leave your non-GME rhetoric out of it. This isn't the sub for it. I couldn't care less what her stances on anything else are because as we should know by now, both sides of the failed 2 party system don't give a fuck about us and are corrupt to the core. If you hate her for other reasons, fine, but don't bring that stupid divisive shit in here. THIS IS ABOUT MAXINE WATERS BEING A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO WALL ST REFORM AND GME. LEAVE THE OTHER SHIT OUT OF HERE. THANKS. Ape no fight Ape. Ape TOGETHER 💪
Edit 2: For everyone replying with some variation of "well no shit" or "I've known that forever" or "You're just now realizing that"....here's your gol... keep reading on reddit ➡
I''ll start it off with mine:
If you wanna run a marathon or ultra without training sensibly, go ahead, do whatever the hell you want. Have fun!
Inspired by a post I saw on r/Ultramarathon
Well, everything in the title.
We just pay too much attention to what others have to say. As long as two of you are happy, your relationship is valid and important.
I'd like to start out by saying that the Kung Fu Panda trilogy, is one of my all time favorite trilogies, and certainly one of the greatest animated trilogies ever. Each film is thematically rich, beautifully animated, filled with humor and engaging action, and really, its just the perfect trilogy IMO. And Mr. Ping, the noodle shop owner who adopts Po, is one of the most underrated characters in the trilogy, and his relationship with Po is among the most wholesome relationships in animated movies.
In the first film, he wants Po to become a noodle cook. He tells Po how he abandoned his dream of learning to make tofu to take over his father's restaurant, just like how he wants Po to take over from him. But, once Po comes back from the Jade Palace before the climactic battle to help Ping evacuate, and go to another town, even though Ping is happy Po has come back, he empathizes with him, and is genuinely sorry about how things went with respect to the whole Kung Fu thing. At the end, after Po defeats Tai Lung, he's proud of his son, Po, the Dragon Warrior.
The second film is where Ping is really great. He had no business in keeping baby panda Po. He was just looking for his produce. But, he realizes that he cannot be abandoning a lost baby panda, and he brings him home, feeds him, bathes him, and finally decides to adopt him, as raise Po as his own. Even though Po is now the fearless Dragon Warrior, Ping still treats him as his son. Its so heartwarming to see the relationship between the two. The ending of this film is a beautiful moment. Even though Po reconnects with his past(his village), he reassures Ping that whatever happens, he'll remain Po, son of Ping.
In the third film, Po fully reconnects with his past, as he finally meets his long lost father. Although Ping his filled with some jealousy, he's heartbroken that Po ignores him and goes behind Li. Upon hearing about Kai, he tries desperately to keep Po safe, even sneaking himself into the lunch basket and going with Po and Li to the panda village. After Li and Po fight, Ping goes and reassures Li. He lets go of his jealousy, and shows genuine happiness at the fact that Po's actual dad is there for him, for it would mean more for Po, even if it meant less for him. Ping and Li lead the villagers to help Po fight against Kai, a fight they had no business taking part in. Even after Po meets Li, his biological father, he continues addressing Ping as 'Dad', which is heartwarming to see. It shows the kin... keep reading on reddit ➡
Players. Brands. Tournaments. Rules. Whatever. I want to hear them.
Mine? Ping drivers sound like sheet metal trampolines. Fight me. I don’t care.
Me: Tyson Fury should be in top 10 p4p
Edit: My all time most downvoted opinion was Manny would kill Baby Floyd if given a time machine
While I agree that it’s not the business of random people whether you shave your pubic hair, your sexual partner or significant other should be allowed an opinion on it. No, they shouldn’t be rude or forceful about their opinion, but you should care at least a little about your partner’s grooming preferences. If you expect them to go down on you, don’t act like your pubic hair isn’t their business.
Is there a popular composer you don't like? Is there a great concerto you think is boring? Are you glad Brahms only wrote 4 symphonies?
I think mine would be that Mozart 25 is more enjoyable than Mozart 40, let me know yours.