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  • posted a message on Debate Forum alums: Where do you debate?
    Not a usable replacement, but I appreciate the effort. Thumbs Up
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on Debate Forum alums: Where do you debate?
    Quote from Wildfire393 »
    Of note, the Admins have discussed this and we would not be in favor of this. We would encourage you to instead look into a Discord or Slack or other offsite communications method for your debate discussions.

    The Debate community here is older than this website. It was a coherent group from at least 2002, and was one of the first and most enthusiastic groups to move to MTGS when MTGNews collapsed. I should know; I created the Debate forum here.

    I don't post here anymore, and I don't know if you care what I think. But to treat them like this is shameful.
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on The Double Standard Between Men and Women
    Quote from Highroller »

    And men still aren't.

    See this is the problematic thing I find about all of these arguments regarding "rape culture." I've yet to read one that accentuates how rape is a crime that is committed against both genders. And I'm not talking about the "violence against women also harms men" arguments, I'm talking about pointing out that men who are raped by women actually have it worse in our culture.

    Also, pointing out that they actually exist.

    I just find the whole thing odd. If people are campaigning for rape awareness, you really would think that the number of men who get raped and their treatment by society would be a subject of discussion, as opposed to the focal point being exclusively women.

    Of course rape is a crime committed against both genders. That's not the point.

    Only one gender is taught that coercing the other to have sex by any means is considered sporting and cool. Only one gender has major pop cultural, religious, and political figures who have admitted to (or continue openly!) to brutalize individuals of the other gender. And only one gender commits 80%+ of these crimes.

    Of course we need to fix the problem of female-on-male (and male-on-male!) rape. But the one is systemic, the other incidental.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on The All-Purpose OOC Sounding Board
    Most unpredictable.
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Over Yonder] The Discovery
    **The knight might have nodded, or might have simply shrugged. Either way, he rested his hand on his sword.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Beyond the Gate] Danse Macabre
    **As he drew near the line, the first handful of soldiers began to stir, quaking as they slowly reached for their weapons.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Over Yonder] The Discovery
    **The mist began to shift and solidify, hardening into a spectral knight, ten feet tall and covered in bristling armor. At his side hung a long, strange-looking sword.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Near Sylvan] Dark After Dawn
    **Gram figured he might as well do something, and quickly headed back to the other room without further conversation.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Beyond the Gate] Danse Macabre
    **The statues stood in mute repose.**

    Édouard - "In my dream, they would only come to life when you were near them... if you got some distance, they would freeze again. Too many here for that, though."
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Over Yonder] The Discovery
    **It smelled of rot, mildew, and age.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Beyond the Gate] Danse Macabre
    **He nodded grimly.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Over Yonder] The Discovery
    **After a long, sloping tunnel, he found himself in a vast, dark room filled with mist, a single skylight projecting illumination into the cavern.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Over Yonder] The Discovery
    **In the middle part of his wanderings, Heulen found himself adrift in dark woods. On every side loomed oaks of such colossal age that every valley of their trunks seemed carved in, that their intertwining arms made a canopy of inescapable gloom. The ground was dry and crunched softly before his feet, the air heavy with rot and growth and magic. Heulen was lost, as surely as anyone who ever wandered. But then, through the obstructing trunks, he saw the flickering light of a torch, which he realized (drawing closer) was the entrance of a great and a ancient tomb. Inscribed above the empty doorway: I Await Yet My Day.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Beyond the Gate] Danse Macabre
    **They had evidently misjudged their route. This time they found a broad plain of short grass, filled to the horizon by wooden carvings of soldiers, perfectly still. A quarter mile through them was a smoldering hole.**

    Édouard - "I... dreamt this place once."
    Posted in: The Epic World
  • posted a message on [Near Sylvan] Dark After Dawn
    **Gram checked to see if smashing any of them would do the trick this time. Or, you know, just trying to open them.**
    Posted in: The Epic World
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