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Martyr of High House Mafia
33 years old
October 10, 1987
'sauga/GTA, City of the Lion
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  1. In Topic: Identity Politics

    03 March 2021 - 05:00 PM

    View PostGrief, on 01 March 2021 - 10:49 PM, said:

    I find the extension of blackness, and the minority experience more generally, as some kind of universal shared experience fairly interesting in these debates.

    Is the black experience of a Dutch native likely to be comparable to the black experience of an American writer in the first place?

    I find that certain parts of the left have a tendency to mush every minority experience together on some level (whereby minorities of any kind are assumed to understand and sympathise with other minorities in a more authentic manner than the social majority).

    In my view, this tendency is also one part of the left's struggle to respond effectively to certain political realities; whether the the working class anti-migrant Brexiteer or the cuban Trump voter.

    In the artistic sphere, I put less and less stock by "authenticity" as any kind of metric.

    yes, the American-centred discourse really skews things sometimes. I see this a lot in commentary regarding Eastern Europeans lacking a lot of racial sensitivity. But as someone who happened to grow up in Eastern Europe, it can be very hard to explain to people that back home, there is no universal, monolithic "white", because there's a long and entrenched history of "white" people oppressing their equally "white" neighbours that goes back many centuries,, and people tend to be wary (if not outright hating) others, despite everyone being "white". When you live in an area where less than 2 hours' drive in each direction there are people who speak a different language and are pretty convinced your hometown should belong to them, you grow up with different priorities, and a very different outlook on diversity, stereotypes and prejudice.

    I am not saying that mistreating others is okay, btw- it isn't, in any circumstances, and we should universally strive to be better;

    But part of that is understanding that different parts of the world did not have the exact same experience as the US, and even if a product is made for a global market, it's not always going to take up American sensibilities as "universal".
  2. In Topic: The game I'm playing is...

    01 March 2021 - 10:26 PM

    Life gettign hectic, needed a chill-out game.

    Started Yoku's Island Express last night, and it's a brilliant light-hearted pinball x metroidvania game. Having a blast exploring, filling in the map, and trying to collect everything.
  3. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    01 March 2021 - 10:23 PM

    Tenants moving out today, and renovations starting.

    Countdown to being broke begins now, :o
  4. In Topic: Ye Big Videogames Thread

    27 February 2021 - 04:38 AM

    well, Kena and Solar Ash both continue looking pretty. Solar Ash is looking quite similar to "The Pathless", though, feels like someone at Sony Indie wing is quite partial to parkour exploration games.

    That new indie game, Sifu looked okay. Nothing else really stands out, tbh.
  5. In Topic: Ye Big Videogames Thread

    25 February 2021 - 08:07 PM

    Sony's doing a 30 minute thing about upcoming games. 30 min, 10 games, 2 of them new ones.

    If anyone's curious.

    I'm gonna be out for a walk, since the weather's nice for the first time this week, gonna catch up later, but thought people might want a heads up.


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    10 Oct 2020 - 01:51
    And again.
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    09 Oct 2018 - 19:56
    happy birthday, try to stay in one piece
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    12 Feb 2015 - 21:30
    I hope you won't mind mate, but I copied and posted that "poem" thing you posted on the West Vs Russian interest thread.. You know, the one that starts off about how pathetic Europe is or has become.. Liked it so much that I had to post it. Keep up the good work on reporting about anything new.. Peace out to you friend..
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    18 Dec 2014 - 15:32
    'Tis a pleasure. I really appreciate your comments on Ukraine and Russia.
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    31 Oct 2009 - 04:10
    + rep for "they can manipulate their way into a Spite/Envy foursome if needed"
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    05 Mar 2009 - 19:06
    Wow. I was reeeeaaaalllllll close with that one! :)
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    05 Mar 2009 - 05:00
    You originally from Kiev, Ment? I'm getting that vibe from you with the Eastern Europe and K-town thing.
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    03 Nov 2008 - 21:41
    Good luck with the back dude, that sucks! Lectures are one of the reasons I do not miss Uni :)
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    10 Oct 2008 - 09:15
    Happy Birthday! :)
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    10 Oct 2008 - 08:03
    Happy Birthday. :)
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