Recent content by Chou Toshio

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    Art -- is there good / bad art, is there right / wrong in art?

    Not so much social Darwinism, more like evolutionary biology. All things evolve, including societies and memes. Caring about the mechanism of evolution is hardly something to be embarrassed of— whether it’s in biology, computers, or design, evolution is a powerful mechanism humans should care...
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    Art -- is there good / bad art, is there right / wrong in art?

    I was just making a troll post, not actually expecting any bites but here we are. The vast majority of people— including those who care only about progressive causes and not ugly ideology— do not care about defending postmodernism. I care about social democracy, but definitely not post...
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    Art -- is there good / bad art, is there right / wrong in art?

    And that right there is the source of very very very much of modern society's ills. Policy is best progressive and enabling of peoples-- but my seeing that universal healthcare and higher estate taxes are good policies does not change the fact that individuals and communities do better if they...
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    Art -- is there good / bad art, is there right / wrong in art?

    Yes. Postmodernism. [Half-ironically] All bad things come from postmodernism.[/irony]
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    One Piece (spoilers!)

    Wha What about Luffy learning to see into the future and Jinbei officially joining the crew? I agree it would be cool if Sanji somehow learned to tap into his family’s powers...
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    DRAGON BALL SUPER

    The time travel plot is a mess, but I don't hold a series like Dragon Ball to the same standard there as I would something like Steins;Gate-- picking that apart seems unnecessary. Your point about the depth on the villains rings true to me, but it's basically true for every villain post-Vegeta...
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    DRAGON BALL SUPER

    Okay, I think Super warrants significant criticism, but compared to GT? No way anyone will convince me that GT is less BS than super— there is literally nothing from GT I’d be interested in rewatching. If I was going to be a die-hard for purity, the best of DBZ, the formula is simple— watch...
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    Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

    Daaaaamn... she got ate!! He just cracked that crystal like an orange in a juicer!
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    Podcast you Enjoy.

    I find that I end up watching bits of Joe Rogan because I like many of his GUESTS... but realistically speaking, Joe is a smart guy but he is so uninformed and unsophisticated in his political, economic, or philosophical beliefs that he doesn't really have the ability to steer the discussion in...
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    Serious Never Again

    First off, this is a post that is coming from the fact that I don't have time (or the specific gun stats knowledge) to address point-by-point some of the arguments here. I personally hold a left/center-left position on the issue, but it is one typically of lesser importance to me than many of...
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    Serious Never Again

    I wish I had more time to post— would like to honestly address some of Deck and Kilometer’s criticisms (most of which I disagree with but some have legitimacy). What I have time for on the train is to tell Deck that you know you’re wrong about your assertion that these kids can’t spin this to...
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    Serious Never Again

    It’s a fair point that I will admit to not investing much thought into— gun accessibility and its influence in vulnerable groups. Like the Parkland kids I come from a privileged background (in Hawaii, one of the most regulated states), and now living in Japan married to a Japanese person and...
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    Serious Never Again

    I’m sure that there is a gun control thread somewhere but what’s going on is so incredible I thought that this merits its own thread. These kids are just so incredible. It’s terrible what’s happened to them but these kids are exactly the voices the American people needed right now. This is the...
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    DRAGON BALL SUPER

    Also, Jiren should never smile. never.
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    DRAGON BALL SUPER

    Awesome conclusion episode!! Also-- this might have been super obvious to some other people, but I just noticed that the two Saiyans that get the ridiculous berserker gene are the same ones named after vegetable super foods (Broccoli, Kale). I tried looking for comparisons in nutrients between...
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