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Ben Kuchera wrote an article two weeks ago calling Phil Fish an asshole. To be fair, he was trying to spin it as a positive, but Ben is part of the internet. In fact, he holds a position with some power in shaping the gaming community's opinions. Saying we should have more empathy is great, but at some point in the discussion people are always going to be reduced to talking points. I wonder if there are ways we can improve the things that come before all of the trolling.
This is satire by the way.
and a fairly recent AMA from another person living with the disease: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18mc3w/my_name_is_jose.../
Good point, I wrote that because I wasn't sure (and am still not sure) how to word a disagreement to certain points without someone seeing it as an example of what the article is supposedly against. By poking at a hot-button issue like transgender rights with a stick, the author ensured, even if unintentionally, that much of the response garnered would be of the ilk she was describing. And since much of the article was just self-admitted insults and name-calling, I think it just adds to the divisiveness instead of doing anything productive.
I think this article is very self-defeating. No, that's not quite right. Hypocritical? I'm just going to go with unproductive.
I've never met a trans person that talks about their past in the third-person like that. It's honestly kind of off-putting.
Well speaking of parents, millennials and generalizations,
- And now? Today's kids aren't taking up arms against their parents; they're too busy texting them. The members of the millennial generation, ages 18 to 29, are so close to their parents that college students typically check in about 10 times a week, and they are all Facebook friends. Kids and parents dress alike, listen to the same music and fight less than previous generations, and millennials assert that older people's moral values are generally superior to their own.
Perhaps there is hope that you won't be as strange as your parents.
Ooh, pick Vertigo. Then I have a reason to watch Vertigo. Which I hear is a always a good thing to have.