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-"Balancing" is more subjective than "fun"
I have seen far more discussions on balance of things and how to balance things than whether something is fun or not.
Frankly I don't care what argument you have to justify X stun mechanic or say it's actually bad to use Y run away tactics, it's incredibly annoying. Such mechanics should always take priority with nerfing because they are anti-fun. In majority of scenarios people will agree X and Y mechanics are anti-fun too.

-"Maturity" should be tied to a license rather than simply just age. After you turn 18 and pass a "maturity" test, you get a maturity license allowing you to have the privileges of adults. Things like consent to sex, alcohol, smoking, etc. If you act like a man child, you get your license revoked and no longer have those privileges until you act like an adult.

-Voting should be IQ based, with your IQ representing how many votes you give. If you have 105 IQ and vote for Candidate A or approve of Policy X, it should count 105 times. If you have 90 IQ and vote for Candidate B or disapprove of Policy Y, your vote should count 90 times. I naturally assume this is unpopular with people smack dab in the middle of the bell curve and popular with people on both ends, so this may not be an unpopular opinion.

-If my kids turned out to be prostitutes, I'd feel far less shame than if they started a YouTube analysis channel and said "sex worker" over any synonyms you can think of. Every time I hear someone say "sex worker" like that, I immediately think about the shame their parents must feel or if their parents abused them.

-I love animals and all, but if you start crying over dog being killed in a movie where humans are also killed, you should be put on a watch list and not be trusted by general society.
--Similarly, people who celebrate a character who is a bit of an asshole dying or getting extreme punishments are kind of sus. Yeah, the side bully character is a meanie, but its kind of psychopathic to find enjoyment when a character is brutally murdered for minor offenses by comparison.

-I do not care for the Amazing Digital Circus for the show's own merits. Dialogue of the show is so unnatural with a lot of it being exposition dumps all laid out in one episode. Your characters include;
le relatable anxiety personality clown girl who is kind of an asshole
le unrelatable wacky random show host
le relatable anxiety driven depressed mask girl
le unrelatable wacky king piece character
le unrelatable asshole characters who are designed with "[character] being lovably hateful for 6 minutes" template in mind, 2 of them outside of Pomni
le not really character monster guy who will never be seen again
and a doll who is about the closest character to not being terrible
--Also Punch Punch Forever really was robbed. I would much rather that be a full show than TADC
 
-"Maturity" should be tied to a license rather than simply just age. After you turn 18 and pass a "maturity" test, you get a maturity license allowing you to have the privileges of adults. Things like consent to sex, alcohol, smoking, etc. If you act like a man child, you get your license revoked and no longer have those privileges until you act like an adult.

-Voting should be IQ based, with your IQ representing how many votes you give. If you have 105 IQ and vote for Candidate A or approve of Policy X, it should count 105 times. If you have 90 IQ and vote for Candidate B or disapprove of Policy Y, your vote should count 90 times. I naturally assume this is unpopular with people smack dab in the middle of the bell curve and popular with people on both ends, so this may not be an unpopular opinion.
for the first one, i think that has some merit. there are plenty of 11 year olds who are more mature than plenty of 30 year olds. but i am not ready to support that yet, as it could have unforseen consequences.
for the second one, I dont think iq should be the determining factor. for one, iq dosent really mesure your inteligence, and the two most popular iq tests often give wildly different results. i do think there should be a test to see how well you can actually determine who is the best candidate, so people who vote can use basic fact checking. However, i dont think it should be that people who dont pass it cant vote, as we have done this in the past, and it has been use to prevent minorities from voting. I think instead people who pass the test should get two votes, while people who dont get one. and for those of you who think this is bad because not everyones votes are equal, this is already the case. your vote counts more or less depending on what state you live in. this is nothing in comparasin.
 
wow... a LOT to unpack there!
You know Ash, I think you make me want to take the bet

"Maturity" should be tied to a license rather than simply just age. After you turn 18 and pass a "maturity" test, you get a maturity license allowing you to have the privileges of adults. Things like consent to sex, alcohol, smoking, etc. If you act like a man child, you get your license revoked and no longer have those privileges until you act like an adult.
Who's supposed to say what will make you mature? I mean, who's supposed to genuinenly design such a test? By which values? And how is the test supposed to be done? There are people who know what's right on the test and still can't perform on them. And how are you supposed to enfoce that? You know how much alc and tobacco I got my hands on from like 14 onwards? And we are in a situation with this all being bound to a very clearly defined document. Imagine this with some maturity test

Voting should be IQ based, with your IQ representing how many votes you give. If you have 105 IQ and vote for Candidate A or approve of Policy X, it should count 105 times. If you have 90 IQ and vote for Candidate B or disapprove of Policy Y, your vote should count 90 times. I naturally assume this is unpopular with people smack dab in the middle of the bell curve and popular with people on both ends, so this may not be an unpopular opinion.
IQ describes intelligence in how logical or mathematical a person is able to perform. It doesn't mean someone's wise or has any kind of political or societal intelligence. Anecdotal but I've met a guy with a confirmed IQ of 135 and I was unable to have any kind of dicussion with him due to having absolutely no knowledge beyond mathematics or chemistry. And that's just me skimming the surface with what's wrong with this idea

-If my kids turned out to be prostitutes, I'd feel far less shame than if they started a YouTube analysis channel and said "sex worker" over any synonyms you can think of. Every time I hear someone say "sex worker" like that, I immediately think about the shame their parents must feel or if their parents abused them.
... I have no idea what you are saying with this. So you don't like the word sex worker? I mean okay but it's just a more inclusive term than prostitute or escort. I don't really understand the rest

-I love animals and all, but if you start crying over dog being killed in a movie where humans are also killed, you should be put on a watch list and not be trusted by general society.
Animals seem more innocent to us and it's a lot more common to see humans die in media than animals. Also, animal deaths are more visceral. Look at how dogs die in Jojo compared to how most humans die. I don't see why you should be put on any kind of watch list for feeling like this

Similarly, people who celebrate a character who is a bit of an asshole dying or getting extreme punishments are kind of sus. Yeah, the side bully character is a meanie, but its kind of psychopathic to find enjoyment when a character is brutally murdered for minor offenses by comparison.
Yeah I completely agree. The guy from Midsomar was a dick but I don't like how some people celebrate what happened to him

Didn't watch amazing digital circus so I can't judge on the last take
 
-I do not care for the Amazing Digital Circus for the show's own merits. Dialogue of the show is so unnatural with a lot of it being exposition dumps all laid out in one episode. Your characters include;
le relatable anxiety personality clown girl who is kind of an asshole
le unrelatable wacky random show host
le relatable anxiety driven depressed mask girl
le unrelatable wacky king piece character
le unrelatable asshole characters who are designed with "[character] being lovably hateful for 6 minutes" template in mind, 2 of them outside of Pomni
le not really character monster guy who will never be seen again
and a doll who is about the closest character to not being terrible
--Also Punch Punch Forever really was robbed. I would much rather that be a full show than TADC
Murder Drones definitely got overshadowed by TADC
In my honest opinion, Murder Drone's Pliot feels a lot more impactful and like it actually gets the story going
TADC doesn't really
and I mean if it's not going be a lore series and it's just going to be goofy shit, I'm all for it
but if it tries to go the lore route it's directly competing with the murder bots who have so much character, dynamics, and a (simply comparing the pliots side by side) way better story
 

Teh

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-Voting should be IQ based, with your IQ representing how many votes you give. If you have 105 IQ and vote for Candidate A or approve of Policy X, it should count 105 times. If you have 90 IQ and vote for Candidate B or disapprove of Policy Y, your vote should count 90 times. I naturally assume this is unpopular with people smack dab in the middle of the bell curve and popular with people on both ends, so this may not be an unpopular opinion.
have you considered the fact that some traditionally "smart" people are actually really fucking stupid outside of what they specialize in
 
have you considered the fact that some traditionally "smart" people are actually really fucking stupid outside of what they specialize in
Yeah, I don't expect a doctor to be able to farm properly or an software engineer to be able to immediately identify what specific species an animal is by looking at it.
However I don't see how that has anything to do with what I said. I would rather trust someone with a higher IQ to make the better decision when voting than the people who warning labels on lawnmowers and pizza boxes were made for.
 

Aqua Jet

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-Voting should be IQ based, with your IQ representing how many votes you give. If you have 105 IQ and vote for Candidate A or approve of Policy X, it should count 105 times. If you have 90 IQ and vote for Candidate B or disapprove of Policy Y, your vote should count 90 times. I naturally assume this is unpopular with people smack dab in the middle of the bell curve and popular with people on both ends, so this may not be an unpopular opinion.
I have an iq of 164 and last week I got tide pod juice in my eye because I wanted to see if it would pop when squeezed

my hot take is that tide pods should not explode when squeezed btw
 
im sorry to any car people - i got many friends into em.
but no one cares when they're tryna go to walmart with their kids how loud your car can get and you can zoomy zoom.
people got sleep babies and this dude over here revving his engine endlessly cus he has to wait for parking lot traffic.
calm down, my guy.
*edit* find an outlet for that there's plenty, the "flex" you think you got honestly just makes people think you're a tool.

aint no different if i come home blasting my music at 11:30 at night mr. muscle car in the driveway. why we gotta hear you all daylight hours? lmao
 
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I was recently recommended a showcase of a fan project pokemon fighting game that advertised itself as Fighting-only. Why would you make something like that? It's been years since an actual pokemon fighting game by actual fighting game devs was significantly better because it included the likes of Suicune and Chandelure.
 
Fast food and retail workers should have the right to summarily execute exactly one customer per month. If they choose not to exercise this right, they will instead receive a $1000 bonus at the end of the month.
Having worked retail I support this 100% lol

seen people disrespect toooo much when i did. seen some teens throw receipts in the "everyones grandma (when i worked there well into her 70s) face; like who raised you???? isnt "respect the elderly" normal to you? - would you let someone disrespect ya grandma like that?
even worse cus she was one of those "HELLO KIDS!" souls seeing any of us going/coming back from break. wonderful woman.
 
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recently, a lot of glitchy, unpolished games have been released, and people have been saying ¨take your time. we can wait.¨ I disagree. I think you should focus on releasing the game, no matter how unpolished it is. you see, there are these things called patches, where game developers will take a game that they already released, and fix its glitches. now, why would you not release a game to fix glitches, if you can just release it early, fix the glitches, and end up with the same final product? Its not a choice between playing an unpolished game now, or playing a polished game later, its a choice between playing an unpolished game now and a polished game later, or just playing a polished game later. people are like ¨we can wait."well then go ahead and wait, youll get the game you want whether they release it in an unpolished state or not.
 
James Cameron's Spider-Man would've been so dope man. It would've been a horrible cinema debut for the character but a Spider-Man that's all about the psychology of the character and touches on Peter's broken psyche would be so cool
 

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