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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132690 on: April 20, 2018, 10:53:34 am »

There is also the sticky issue of "what kind of equality?"

Is this "Sameness" or "Fairness", because the two are mutually exclusive.

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In the case of these centaurs, we have already established that they will need special bathrooms to accommodate their physiology, they will also need more support services, special doorways and ramps, etc.

So, who pays for the extra needs? Is distributing that cost fair?

This gets very complicated very quickly. This is how "Some are more equal than others" gets into the mix. People are not universal in their needs, and physiologically different people even more so. This world is ripe for Animal Farm type dystopia.
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« Reply #132691 on: April 20, 2018, 11:13:13 am »

If we're still talking about A Centaur's Life, it gets extremely (and sometimes wonderfully) lewd. Mostly because I love monstergirls just that much. Monster Musume was way too heavy-handed with that; I'm surprised those comics got a full-blown anime adaptation tbh. Centaur does it only occasionally and actually manages to fit it into a SoL-style without shoehorning it. Except for the last episode but that was obviously just for fun.

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« Reply #132692 on: April 20, 2018, 11:13:46 am »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
Not if the centaur operates under its own agency. Lying on the fire, for instance, ought to suffocate it to death.

No, the fire would go out before all the oxygen in the room has been used up.
Get your head on straight, boy. I meant the centaur could put out a fire by lying on it, thus denying the flickering flames sweet, sweet oxygen.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132693 on: April 20, 2018, 11:58:47 am »

"Things that made you 'anime' today o_O", page 2736 (at maximum post-per-page count)

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« Reply #132694 on: April 20, 2018, 12:30:01 pm »

Still, a fascist/totalitarian state enforcing true equality with an iron fist would certainly be an interesting twist to the idea of a fascist/totalitarian state being founded on universial equality.
where does true equality end and merit begin?
What about children at schools?
What about parents?  heirs?  Marriage?

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From memory the first episode had an imp complaining about having to run, and that she couldn't ride her centaur friend or even discuss the idea out loud without getting shipped off for correction.
But then it turns out that the athletes are segregated by species, so I'm not sure what the fanatical secret-police enforced equality even entails. Just that it's portrayed as rote and sinister.
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« Reply #132695 on: April 20, 2018, 12:42:00 pm »

If you're still interested in anime recommendations (since it doesn't seem like this one is any good), may I recommend Death Note? If you want the premise, it goes like this:

Smart but angsty teenager is mad at the world, and so for the lols, a death god gives him a notebook that allows him to kill anyone he wants though with a few caveats. Kid immediately goes power mad and starts executing criminals left and right. Naturally this draws the attention of the authorities, but unfortunately they aren't prepared to deal with a supernatural threat. Here enters L, a genius who has a strong record of solving cases that the police can't. The two become engaged in a battle of wits between eachother and brilliant power plays are made by both sides as they try to discover the other's identity. It's a very intelligent show, and it avoids many of the "dumb person trying to write a smart person" that you see in a lot of TV shows. Give it a try. The show gets going by the second episode so you don't have to wait too long to figure out if it's worth your time or not.

The Japanese live-action film duology was better.
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« Reply #132696 on: April 20, 2018, 12:51:08 pm »

I like the idea of 1984-esque equality being enforced.  It may sound like its been done a lot, but it really hasn't.  Not as seen from the mind of a person who is 'normal', and struggling to come to grips with this power structure that withholds info, segregates people using the escalation of force principle (ie using social pressure to help enforce laws rather than actual armed force) and how somebody loses that childlike compassion and nativity.  Or hides it?  Think Breakfast Club in a Warsaw ghetto?

In the case of the show it sounds like its a case of kind of writing off anything the child disagrees with as 'vaguely evil'.  Just like a silent protag let's you self-insert, an 'evil authoritarian' who sorts people out by race (perhaps in this metaphor being more by IQ, social class, affluence, or tier of class) allows people to make their own insertions (and assertions)  about the show.

Its kind of an easy way to make it vague.  Generic.  And allows the show to handwaive the outside.

Which can work.  Not every nazi-party in shows have to be symbolic.  Nor every generic, vague empire cliche and tropey.  Its a tool of convenience for how eastern societies are collective and groom children in grade school for their role in society more heavily than us westerners?
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« Reply #132697 on: April 20, 2018, 12:52:32 pm »

But what if you kill the fire with centaur?
You'd need to be pretty strong to beat out a fire using a centaur.

Unrelated: Had to be tested for tuberculosis today because someone that regularly visits the workplace manifested symptoms. The testing itself was pretty quick, most of the three hours I spent on the place were either waiting or lectures focused on dispelling myths about the thing.
Not if the centaur operates under its own agency. Lying on the fire, for instance, ought to suffocate it to death.

No, the fire would go out before all the oxygen in the room has been used up.
Get your head on straight, boy. I meant the centaur could put out a fire by lying on it, thus denying the flickering flames sweet, sweet oxygen.
The centaur could also put out a fire by pissing on it.
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« Reply #132698 on: April 20, 2018, 12:54:29 pm »

Especially if they're in track (a racehorse).
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« Reply #132699 on: April 20, 2018, 12:54:47 pm »

"Things that made you 'anime' today o_O", page 2736 (at maximum post-per-page count)

Japan never fails to impress.

Hehe, like that whole "official reprimand because you dared to get pregnant before your senior colleague did" ordeal.

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« Reply #132700 on: April 20, 2018, 01:00:49 pm »

beating a dead centaur
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #132701 on: April 20, 2018, 01:33:51 pm »

In the case of the show it sounds like its a case of kind of writing off anything the child disagrees with as 'vaguely evil'.  Just like a silent protag let's you self-insert, an 'evil authoritarian' who sorts people out by race (perhaps in this metaphor being more by IQ, social class, affluence, or tier of class) allows people to make their own insertions (and assertions)  about the show.

Looking into things a little more, it's definitely not a case of writing off anything the child/protagonist disagrees with as 'vaguely evil'.

Spoiler: Case in Point (click to show/hide)
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« Reply #132702 on: April 20, 2018, 02:28:47 pm »

holy hell, they gave hitler some angel wings.




They literally have a firing squad at a rally about how peaceful their nation is.
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« Reply #132703 on: April 20, 2018, 03:46:41 pm »

So, some dumbass was circulating a petition at work to throw out our perfectly good unions to join the one he's created himself. Due to a combination of people believing his extravagant (and ludicrous- he's promising wages higher than any casino pays anywhere, and the flaws he's calling out in the contract aren't actually flaws) promises, and some dissatisfaction with some of the stewards in one department, he managed to get enough signatures to take it to the NLRB.

So he decided to send out a mass email to everyone who he somehow managed to get an address for - with plain cc. Now almost 200 employees know each other's personal email. That's obnoxious enough, but a union handles a lot of much more important personal information - why would anybody trust this guy (who, I reiterate, constitutes the entirety of his "union" right now) with any information after proving he's not competent to protect it?
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« Reply #132704 on: April 20, 2018, 03:51:40 pm »

Oh. Yeah.

There was one episode I forgot about. Totally contrary to the cutesy SoL thing but man it was a good episode.
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