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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #40 on: 02-09-2014 16:20 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2014 17:33 »


Hein, I am waiting with bated breath for those "answer to follow..."

I expected answers days ago. It's not like you should have a life or anything!  smile

Then you'll have to wait a little longer, I am afraid....little spare time, and my spare time also features some other activities I just rank higher than this thread smile
The Sophisticated Shut In

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« Reply #41 on: 02-09-2014 20:29 »

Unmentionable is still unmentionable, I see.  laff

TNUK: It looks like I do have more faith in people than you, you hardened cynic. I personally stick with the idea that context is king, and it's fine to put contextual restrictions on certain words. I've never been swayed by the argument that if a word can't be used by any person in any circumstance, it shouldn't be used at all. After all, we place restrictions on our language all the time. You wouldn't say "fuck" in front of a child, or at work, but to do so if you drop a hammer on your foot at home or if you're talking dirty with your partner is (usually) perfectly acceptable.

Luna: Speaking of fucking, you're right. The lack of cosplay suggestions here is shameful. Tonight I suggest you buy a garden hose and fashion some tentacles from it. How many is up to you. The novice tentacurio may prefer to start with the "Munda", but if you're feeling wild, I suggest the "Yivo" look. Affix them everywhere, and remember, they're not tentacles, baby . . . they're genticlesflirt

I agree, by the way - Leela has a lot of emotional baggage and I find she rings very true as a character, most of the time. (When her personality isn't being altered to accommodate a joke.)

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It's also pretty spot on that a guy like Fry -who clearly seemed to be vying for his mother's attention- would go for a girl like that. And once again, at the end of the day, is that a bad thing?

This is a really good observation, actually. Part of him probably does get something out of his constant quest to get her attention, particularly in the early years. I mean, look at his relationship with Amy. It's pretty much everything he thinks he wants, but he ends it. He's bored and continually seeks out Leela's company, even though she's quite clearly annoyed at him. (The fact that Leela withdraws from him and gets so short-tempered whenever Fry sees anyone else has always amused me, as has the fact that Fry never seems to identify this as jealousy.  roll eyes )
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #42 on: 02-09-2014 21:07 »

I've never been swayed by the argument that if a word can't be used by any person in any circumstance, it shouldn't be used at all. After all, we place restrictions on our language all the time. You wouldn't say "fuck" in front of a child, or at work...

Since when? I'm quite happy to swear in front of (or at) children, personally. I'd also really hate to have to work somewhere I wasn't allowed to swear (I tend to swear more often in a working environment than out of one. At equipment, colleagues, and once they can't hear me, customers). But I see exactly where you're coming from, and I don't think that you have an invalid approach to language... it's just a rather different one than mine.

I agree that context is everything though. Wholeheartedly. It's just that people don't seem to take that view in general. The world is full of people who are unable to bear it in mind, and so don't have a proper appreciation of context (of course, you probably won't quite see it that way, what with having a better opinion of people in general than I do tongue ).

As for being cynical, I do try not to be so often.
The Sophisticated Shut In

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« Reply #43 on: 02-09-2014 21:45 »

Yeah, I think we just have differing opinions on this. No biggie.

My god though, speaking of kids . . . I remember once admitting I let kids watch Futurama while babysitting. People were legitimately appalled.

luna_m_lasercaptain

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« Reply #44 on: 02-12-2014 13:36 »

My god though, speaking of kids . . . I remember once admitting I let kids watch Futurama while babysitting. People were legitimately appalled.



There is nothing wrong this. I think if a kid should happen to come to fruition from all this cosplay, sexy time, my husband and I will insist that Futurama is the first piece of television their little, underdeveloped eyes should see.

I've never been swayed by the argument that if a word can't be used by any person in any circumstance, it shouldn't be used at all. After all, we place restrictions on our language all the time. You wouldn't say "fuck" in front of a child, or at work...

Since when? I'm quite happy to swear in front of (or at) children, personally.

Also, I can't tell you the number of teachers I know that have sworn in front of kids (From countries around the world! Turns out we all think they can be little shits!). I actually had a dream about this last night after I showed a subject-verb agreement video that featured the phrase "mother-fucker" in a background song, which I swear was not there when I previewed it!

Oh well, the 6th graders thought it was hilarious.

I have also called a kid a "douche" to his face before. I meant to call him a "doof," but he really was a douche, so I am not surprised this error happened. Once again, I am glad I don't teach elementary school.
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