Cut the quips

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by F. King Daniel, Sep 5, 2022.

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    He didn't say everyone was like that, don't roll your eyes.
     
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  2. RandyS

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    Why not? I'm tired of hearing how disgusting we men are. Fine. Everybody has made that point ad nausem for the last decade or so. Let's beat another dead horse for a while.
     
  3. fireproof78

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    There was nothing about men in the post you quoted.

    And if you want that to change? Telling people their opinion is wrong isn't the way to do it. Demonstrated the opposite is true is the way.
     
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    Nobody said that, and I'm a man. If "men are disgusting" is what you took from what I said, then you either weren't paying attention or you have some really messed up ideas about what men are like.
     
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  5. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    There are disgusting men. Are your feelings hurt?
     
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    That's...not really very interesting, is it?
     
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    Don't know what you're watching but I hardly ever see men getting called on their shit. Funny when it happens, though.
     
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  8. RandyS

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    It was implied.

    And there's nothing wrong with saying it needs to change. Hatred towards white men is the one form of bigotry allowed around here and for the life of me, I can't figure out why that is.
     
  9. RandyS

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    I've never seen that movie. Maybe now is the time to watch it.

    No. Just fed up is all.
     
  10. fireproof78

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    Am a white male. Don't feel hated.
     
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  11. RandyS

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    That's probably because you're one of those who think the bigotry is okay.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    Right...no.
     
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    What did I miss?


    Oh, FFS.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    It's not even 8 am and I've been accused of being a bigot. That's a new record.
     
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  15. Tuskin38

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    You're reading something that isn't there, the person who even posted said that wasn't what they meant.

    No one here mentioned anything about gender or skin colour.
     
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    Yeah, it’s a real fucking mystery, alright….
     
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  17. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored One of these days, Artemis. Pow! Right to the Moon Moderator

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    It's probably pretty hazy since you have to keep imagining you see something that isn't there.
     
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  18. cooleddie74

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    Considering some of the worst people on the planet right now aren't WASPy folks the whole "white men are now the enemy and we should hate them" bumper sticker just doesn't cling to the car. And if it does it's a car that nobody really should want to drive.

    It's not a thing, at least not the way he thinks it is.
     
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    Speaking as an old white guy, few things are more embarrassing than seeing my brethren whine about how persecuted and victimized they are.
     
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  20. F. King Daniel

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    For whatever it's worth, Ortegas is basically a Trekverse insert of a friend of mine and I think she's grand. The quips suit her. But when EVERYONE does it, and nobody takes anything seriously, it undercuts the drama a little. IMO. YMMV.