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78340 No. 78340 Stickied [View]
See title.

Mainly, do people still want to use this board or should it be removed?
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>> No. 78359
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Alright then, /dis/ is going offline while it's decided where it's topics go.
For now, make your topic in /chat/ should you suddenly have the urge, not that i expect anyone to at this point.

Thread link now.


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62209 No. 62209 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
I've long talked about or thrown about this idea in various forms. I wanted to make a place where we could come up with topic ideas for dis and generate them at regular intervals if they seem to have high potential (however you want to define potential).

We have some new structure proposed for /dis/ and its up to us to attempt the new system. This is also a way for us to work on doing threads according to that system and populating /dis/ with those threads.

My brain has been coming up with some great ideas today with other things in my life, and I think I might be able to continue the same mood after I get back from a little social outing/live dubstep event. In the meantime lets hear constructive ideas for thread topics in /dis/ and lets try to decide on one or more for maybe thurs or fri by vote.

Lets take until then to revise and brainstorm on some good ideas for /dis/ topics that will be entirely worthy of being saved to the archives!!
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>> No. 78296
i want a thread about being gay, so i can talk about how gay i am

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Greetings and Introductions!

(Written and edited with community input by Strangelove!Doctory2, all credit to them!)

Hello everypony and welcome to /dis/, Ponychan's discussion board. Here you'll find threads ranging from controversial topics such as politics, scientific development and religion, to more lax threads meant to share opinions without being overly formal. As you may imagine, given the freedom to discuss these topics, some ponies may inadvertently say or do things that hinder fruitful discussion and bring about unnecessary conflict. Due to this, we have created a set of guidelines that should be followed. Please make sure to read them before posting, as to avoid any misconceptions or confusion.

Please keep in mind this is not /chat/. Although there's no need to write textwalls (unless you want), try to write more than a sentence or two in your posts, and keep in mind you may have to wait hours for a response. Remember all global rules apply to /dis/, and general respect and courtesy is appreciated in this board no matter your opinions or the opinions of others.

Without further ado, here are the rules of /dis/:

You, Ponychan, and Posting in /dis/

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>> No. 78189
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Those were golden days.

Oh, also, nice trips

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This board is hidden but not deleted yet
Mods/admins should you guys delete this board because lots of debates and stuff happen on /oat/
>> No. 78387
It's just a technical problem.
>> No. 78409
Why delete it though?
A threads here takes place over weeks when the board isn't dead. Threads don't last a week on /oat/.
If discussion happens here again, it won't be the sort that could happen on /oat/.

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78407 No. 78407 [View]

The Last Knights is most easily described as the board game "Risk" where you are just a single army that is part of a country. You are the commander of your own band of soldiers, but you are nothing without the other officers in your country. You have to work together with real players in order to capture cities of other countries until you and your allies are the only ones standing. The game relies greatly on communication between players. There is no storyline but to survive the players are forced to make one within the boundaries of the rules of the game. You can play by training and improving your own soldiers or by being a leader among the officers in your country or even coordinate attacks between your and an allied country.

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78370 No. 78370 [View]
I just want to have a nice discussion about your philosophical views in relation to ethics, morals, and your interpretation on the meaning of life. If you know what the right terms are for your specific views, go ahead and put that in there too.

Assuming people will even see this because this board has so cleverly been hidden, tell me your thots.
>> No. 78372
well enough, is well enough

better or worse is better than best or worst

and good with bad is not not bad
>> No. 78373
there are many things in life. and for many things, the best thing to do, is no thing.

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78005 No. 78005 [View]
let us consider a piece of music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm2ibnzM1YI

a frank, edifying struggle against a distinguished foe is an easily conceptualized, easily recognizable trope. its something people can get behind, a context where they can define and practice their virtue.

the thing is, there is no 'mighty struggle' with universalism, it is just depressing. it is also something thats hardly imaginable, there is a cultural blindspot when it comes to successful deleterious memes of this type (duh). a good 2 minutes hate against 'haters' is easily arranged, and its precisely because of this that philosophies of 'love' have done far more damage heretofore. there is no distinct body with which you agree to disagree with, with who you have no real quarrel besides a conflict of interest, and may the better thede win. rather, it is the progressive spread of seductive ideology formenting progressive dysfunction (and better yet, validates that dysfunction, subsidizes it even). the problem is that your own people become a problem.

'well who would argue against peace and plenty for all?', who indeed, in this day and age. those who argued otherwise were gifted war and privation by the universalists, who were the decisive victors. this seeming contradiction really is not unusual, nor is it coincidental how the rise of universalism in the west prefaced the rise of near constant global warfare and tension. a *liberal* political philosophy is only defined through negation, what it is not. without insufficiently universalist bogeymen to set itself against, the clade will set upon itself in phariseeism, a progressive ratchet where members find themselves in a theological arms race, in constant danger of being outflanked by one who is holier than thou. and in such an environment, solipsistic, nominalistic memes have the definite advantage.

'isint that what we do naturally anywhere', to a degree perhaps, but not all holies are created equal. categorical imperatives of either universal 'hate' or 'love' (or indifference
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>> No. 78069
He's a neo-reactionary. If you want to get a handle on what he's talking about, this is a good place to start. http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/03/03/reactionary-philosophy-in-an-enormous-planet-sized-nutshell/
>> No. 78115
It.. reminds me a bit of satire.
>> No. 78371

thats a bit of a red herring, since people are not being ruled by violence or fear (at least, overt violence), but by the threat of social consequences or ostracism, information filtering (less effective with the rise of internet and fall of mass media), and simple peer pressure (more effective than ever with social media, now every would-be inquisitor has a platform).

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Now, before anyone bashes me in my discussions here like usual liberal bigots, keep this in mind: I respect ALL cultures, ethnics and races, even admire them for their uniqueness and individuality, and this all comes from a WHITE, CAUCASIAN male. If anything, I discuss this in terms of support to help races keep their existence and individuality.

I feel at least half of the population of the USA has no value or care for their own race or culture anymore. Why? Here is why: interracial marriage, sex and dating. But it is not just America, but many people world wide. Ever since the Columbian Exchange, no one has ever taken into account of how precious other cultures can be, and half of it is because of, well, the whites. The white race was one if the first to explore beyond their continental home, and as soon as they found a new world of an untouched, new race of people... They all but wipe them out. Either by disease or murder or complete cultural makeovers (Mostly disease) the Native American race was all but wiped from the face of the earth like water off the hood of a car, along with their culture, language and ethnics. Nowadays, it's very rare to see a person of Native American decent, which in my personal opinion is quite sad. It is also the fault of Caucasians for enslaving the black race and sending them to sugar plantations in the Central and Southern Americas, while only a small fraction of them came to the Northern American region. Both are topics on how humanity was greatly discarded and ignored just for the sake of money and land, and the enslavement and death it took to get it all going. America, as I have came to learn, is truly the melting pot of the earth, but look at what is happening because of it: the white race is becoming the minority. Only half a century ago, the Civil Rights movement was pushing for Racial Equality and the break down of racial segregation, which was effective after many years. But many years later, I believe the tables have been turned and now it is whites who are being bashed at and insulted. Truly, I believe what Whites have done in the past to other races is wrong, but now
>> No. 78367
Please excuse me for the text wall.
I still wish to discuss this topic
>> No. 78368
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Just as a heads up, /dis/ was pseudo deleted. It didn't get a whole lot of traffic as it was, but at this point almost no one is going to see this. Might actually want to post it over on /oat/. I will respond, though.

>I feel at least half of the population of the USA has no value or care for their own race or culture anymore. Why? Here is why: interracial marriage, sex and dating.

I don't think you need to hypothesize on that, I think you can just go ask people and the'll be like "lol no". I know I don't care any. I barely even know my heritage, much less feel I need to preserve it.

> the white race is becoming the minority

Only if you lump all the other races together. If asians, africans, hispanics, and all that stuff is split up, then white's still have a realistically dominant 40% or so majority.

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78364 No. 78364 [View]

Why does he target strangers?
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This is gonna be a doozy... This is a little hard for me to put into words, so I'll take it nice and slow.

I'll set the stage like this. I've always valued myself as a clean artist... well... somewhat, I have drawn my share of suggestive stuff sometimes. A decade ago, I did a handful of fanarts where Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls (And later Blossom and Buttercup) were diapered and dressed Tommy Pickles style (Just a small shirt and diaper, basically), and at the time I was completely unaware of what I getting myself into. I just thought it was funny at the time. I ended up getting disturbing comments from diaper fetishists asking for wet and messy diapers, and I eventually took the pics down.

Years later a couple of knuckleheads from the ABDL community stalked me to draw diaper art. One of them was dead set on trying to get a picture of blue from Blue's Clues diapered (And usually dressed like Tommy Pickles) from just about anyone he could find. Most people did it for him, but I wasn't interested and I politely told him that I don't draw diaper fetish pics. The problem came when I took requests a year later, and he kept pestering for it long after I told him no. I almost did it out of guilt, but after checking his profile and finding out that he asked everyone almost the exact same thing, I told him off and blocked him.

What was worse was the fact that an adult baby with a diaper fetish tried to watch me after favoriting some of my Rugrats fan art. I checked his profile and he blatantly said he was an adult baby with a diaper fetish. I immediately blocked him and the only reason he tried to watch me again was because I accidentally removed him from the block list and I made the mistake of trying to give him a fair shake and trying to look past his creepy fetish, but I found he was a worse request whore than the previous one I had to deal with. He had almost 700 requests done for him, he was a jackass asking nearly 10-15 pictures a week, and complains about it not being right if you don't draw it the way he likes it. Basically, he was total jackass. I also found some nast
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>> No. 78345
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?
>> No. 78352
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What are you implying, exactly?
>> No. 78363
>back in high school a classmate I knew very well wanted me to draw the Powerpuff Girls naked
lol, I wish I was comfortable enough with myself to come right out and talk about weird stuff I'm into.

It seems like you could always put up a note that says you only do clean commissions and won't even respond to requests for adult stuff.

But just out of curiosity, if you can't have somebody like your art the way you intended them to like it, which would you prefer, somebody that doesn't like a piece you've done, or somebody who likes a picture of yours because they're a sick twisted freak and something about your art is turning them on?

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78358 No. 78358 [View]

>im leaving the fandom
>> No. 78362
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You're never "in" or "out" of the fandom.
It is all around us, like the Force.

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Hey guys, I'll be going to an American school starting next week. Is there anything I should know about the education in the states before then?
>> No. 78361
First of all, a lot of people will attack the American school system. You need to know that these people are full of shit.

1. We do teach World History. We learn about as much about other countries, relative to their role in historical matters, as they learn about us. We could do better on Eastern and African history, IMO, but that tends to be because that curriculum is saved for the end of the school year and most teachers end up a bit behind.
2. We have a majority of the best Universities in the world. This is in spite of the fact that our average student doesn't perform very well. We have a pretty wide education gap, and it's in no small part due to parental and student expectations of student performance. If you want to learn, American schools are actually a great place to do it. If not, well... you probably wouldn't succeed anywhere else, to be honest. The issue is more cultural than anything else.
3. Social pressures in American schools are pretty common, but outright bullying is actually fairly rare. It's more common for people here to have experienced bullying than the average person simply because people here (myself included) are rather weird.

Aside from that, I don't know what to tell you. It really depends on where you are in your schooling and the country from which you're coming.

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78253 No. 78253 [View]

What are the differences and relationship between Gender Identities & Gender Roles?

As well, within the context of the transgendered?
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>> No. 78347
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?
>> No. 78348
What happened to "love and tolerance" is that people took it seriously when it never should have been.
>> No. 78350
People can love and tolerate crazies too.

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78313 No. 78313 [View]

Choke on a cock, PeTA-tards.
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Eh, this kind of idiocy only helps expose the whole PETA BS for what it is. But that doesn't really matter - it's publicity stunts and, regardless of the rhetoric, publicity is money.

And that's what PETA is about.
>> No. 78330
I'm not speciesist, I hunt bear and if a bear kills me someday so be it. I eat yeast, and I may someday die to tularemia (they're both alive, and there is not one smidgen of reason humans or bears should be considered with extra care). I sincerely hope that when I die my corpse will be eaten by the foxes and shrews. And that's the end of that.

Tabarnak, I'm glad I wasn't there when that went on. If they don't want other animals eaten, then they should offer up their carcasses in lieu.

Seriously, how can there be such ignorant people in the world? I don't know how someone could be as messed up in the head as to hate nature enough to be a vegan.
>> No. 78346
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?

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Although I have lots of friends and loving family, I've been suffering from this lingering sadness for a couple years now because I'm single. I'm currently a senior in high school and have never dated anyone, although I acknowledge that there's plenty of time. I understand that relationships can often cause more problems than they solve, and in that respect I'm blessed, but it still makes me depressed whenever I see a happy couple in the street, or see the relationship statuses of all my friends on facebook. I know that I still have plenty of time to meet someone, and I should enjoy the non romantic relationships that I have with my friends and family, but I can't help feeling the way I do. I just wish I could be with someone special.
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Well you're certainly not feeling anything abnormal, nor are your feelings wrong in some way. I think the people telling you all about how there's plenty of time and you should enjoy what you have now don't necessarily have the same feelings as you do. To some people, getting married and having children is a requirement they have to fulfill at some point, and relationships are really only there to serve that purpose. Otherwise they'd remain single and maybe have some one night stands here and there. But it's not like that for everyone. Some people earnestly appreciate that companionship, rather than seeing it as an anchor, and for people like that, enjoying their time spent alone is just not going to happen.

That said, I don't have any advice for picking up a partner, but I encourage you to keep your eyes open. It's never really too early.
>> No. 78328
So seek out a relationship? Relationships don't just happen, you have to make them happen. Especially if you're looking for a girls. Girls are taught their whole lives that prospective partners won't be interested in them if they make the first step. on top of that, lots of people are just generally shy. If you want a GF/BF, you have to make it happen. Yes, you risk getting rejected, but you are never gonna gain anything by posting about it on the Internet. If you want a relationship, go out and find one. You can't just wait for someone to come to you.

> But I've already tried, it didn't work!

If you haven't succeeded yet, then you haven't tried enough. If you give up after failing one, two, three or ten times, you're never gonna succeed. Some people are just unlucky, but everyone can get one if they just keep trying until it works.
>> No. 78329
"Oh, woe is me, I have all the time in the world for myself, no one to answer to, no one is constantly bitching in my ear and no one is siphoning away my money. This must change, I must find myself a worthless parasite to do all those things."
A word of advice: get rid of that type of depression before you hit 25+ lest you end up with a used up person of low value simply because they were of correct age and gender.

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