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6 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

So should I try this "Cormoran Strike" series?


If you enjoyed the Potters then you should enjoy these. Potter is basically a whodunnit at its core. The characters in Strike are great too. 
 

I’d say give the first one a go anyway. It’s an easy read. 

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For me, the problem is the culture of "you will toe the line and say exactly what is approved as of right now or you will be buuuuuuurned" that applies to people supportive of trans rights more than t

I don't see how anyone could read that essay and think "What a transphobic and selfish monster."  I see a person, like me I hope, that always strives to be open-minded, that thinks pluralism and accep

The problem is this. Articles starting with a big headline stating that she is Transphobic and evil as an immutable fact with no regards of what she actually said. People only read headlines right?

 

https://kotaku.com/transphobic-creator-j-k-rowling-not-involved-in-new-ha-1845094502

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4 minutes ago, King Mark said:

The problem is this. Articles starting with a big headline stating that she is Transphobic and evil as an immutable fact with no regards of what she actually said. People only read headlines right?

 

https://kotaku.com/transphobic-creator-j-k-rowling-not-involved-in-new-ha-1845094502


I’m not surprised by Kotaku doing this but it’s still truly outrageous.   Reading the article and the comments, these people are so far into a fantasy model of reality that it has completely warped their understanding of people and the world.

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I notice a lot of game reviews for the past year or so on Kotaku are tainted by the reviewer saying " I can't enjoy the game because some guy on the production team's  view on this or that social issue is opposite to mine"

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16 minutes ago, King Mark said:

The problem is this. Articles starting with a big headline stating that she is Transphobic and evil as an immutable fact with no regards of what she actually said. People only read headlines right?

 

https://kotaku.com/transphobic-creator-j-k-rowling-not-involved-in-new-ha-1845094502

 

12 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:


I’m not surprised by Kotaku doing this but it’s still truly outrageous.   Reading the article and the comments, these people are so far into a fantasy model of reality that it has completely warped their understanding of people and the world.

 

Putting aside my earlier comment in another thread about "cancel culture", this is essentially a "news" article mixed with an op-ed written by a self-acknowledged...fanfiction novellist? How seriously is Kotaku taken? Frankly I still don't understand the whole matter with Rowling and transphobia--I need someone here thorough to dumb talk it to me 'cause damn it's a mess--but my initial reaction is that it's pretty unethical and unprofessional to be so aggressive, especially in a headline.

 

 

EDIT: I shouldn't have read the comments. :(

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I dunno, sometimes it's " Game director who said mildly sexist comments in the presence of  female employees.." that become the headline  "Game director who sexually assaulted several female employee..." 

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22 minutes ago, Nick Parker said:

EDIT: I shouldn't have read the comments. 

Now i have to read the comments.

 

EDIT: yeah I shouldn't have scrolled further.

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3 hours ago, Edmilson said:

sites like Kotaku that take great pleasure in destroying other people's lifes and careers. .

 I used to like Kotaku, but lately all their articles and reviews are too infused with woke elements like trashing a remaster of a  10 year old game  because the character creation tool doesn't have enough skin color options . Like they   literally spend\t half the review on that point alone. Or if a new game doesn't have characters from every minority group it's the first thing they'll bring up to decide if the game is good or bad.  And if there ARE minority group characters, then there's something wrong with the way they're portrayed.

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The more culture and society moves towards identity politics the more non-intersecting identities, each with their own set of ideals, beliefs etc. will collide, the repercussions of which have already eroded civil discourse. 

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