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User Name: ninestraycats
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Joined: Monday, December 28, 2009
Last Visit: Monday, January 25, 2010 3:00:41 AM
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Topic: A racist issue with Avatar?
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:02:36 PM
Joseph Glantz wrote:
For me the movie was 99.9% about the special effects and not even .1% about the story.

Truth. Story was rather bland. The animation was marvelous. Tacky artistic vision, I felt, but marvelously executed. I hope those computer programmers behind it got paid big time.
Topic: breast enlargements
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:16:46 PM
Raparee wrote:
Are breast scars worse than other scars or is it because they're on the breast that they appear worse? We all have scars. I've always considered them part of the person and a tale of their life.

(I'm trying very hard not to sound argumentative here, but I've gotten in a real tizzy over this. So please, these are honest questions without any anger behind them. Promise. :) This is a subject that I've had to deal with in one way or another.)

I actually think scars are seriously bad-ass. The problem I have with breast implant scars is that they look like big gashes. Keep in mind my experience is limited to, well, online videos, shall we say.
Topic: references to lines in a text
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:14:06 PM
I don't believe there is any noun in the English language which means "a reference to a specific set of lines in a text from which no direct quotation was made."
Topic: breast enlargements
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:07:21 PM
I have an idea, Mr.: you've made your thoughts perfectly clear. Contact the mods and await what happens. In the mean-time, think you could stop posting in this thread and let the rest of us have our discussion free of interruption?
Topic: breast enlargements
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:03:34 PM
geeman made a good point, you'll find most dudes split down the middle on the looks and feel of fake breasts but the scars are hideous. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who likes them... but, I should say, it may be the case that with a decent surgeon there won't be any. Make sure you research the different kinds of implants, etc.
Topic: breast enlargements
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:59:26 PM
Christine told us the size of her boobs?

@ OP: this is 100% an issue you and you alone must consider (if you're single). Most men will probably be split down the middle. I thoroughly dislike giant fake boobs like you see in porn, they look ridiculous. But then again, I worship boobs like most straight dudes, so I'm sure I'm biased. Entirely up to you...

edit: @ the Mister: "objectionable" is objectionable. Breast augmentation does not seem at all a lewd subject.
Topic: Imperialist Plastic Surgery
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:49:20 PM
Cf. Tony Morrison's "The Bluest Eye."
Topic: Thoughts on Tattoos
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:25:42 PM
Geeman wrote:
As for those cultures that use tattoos to indicate social status, etc. ....

I meant literally those cultures not yet integrated into what's become the modern Western world. :-)

@ original topic, general "you":

There is no possible way for me to accept any belief which stereotypes an entire class of people based on an aesthetic choice (yours and theirs). Everyone here is rational, it's clear that no one sees a tattoo and thinks "serial killer" or shuns all human contact with the individual. And I would be a fool to deny the fact that everyone makes character judgments all the time (whatever the hell "character" is), perhaps, sometimes, even without intending to. But how do you reconcile all this with a judgment of character based on decisions you are totally unaware of? How dare anyone pretend to understand and worse yet critique another's aesthetic choices? It seems a deepset ignorance, or at best misunderstanding.

Character judgment, no matter how small, based on something like tattoos, is a refusal to understand, the sort of ignorance that in no doubt infinitely greater proportions leads to shit like the Yugoslav wars. To borrow a Geeman strategy, obviously I'm not saying those here who don't like tats are going to end up like Pol Pot or Hitler, but ignorance is ignorance no matter how small.

Do excuse the inflammatory nature of this post, I truly mean no personal offense. I likewise can't pretend to understand your choices, so I remain content to merely speak my mind: an exposition, if you will, not a Dickens monolith of morality.
Topic: "them" used as a singular for person of unknown gender
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:52:36 PM
RuthP wrote:

I think I have lost, but my preference would be for women (or writers wishing to be taken as female) to use "she / her" and men (or writers wishing to be presumed male) to use "he / him."

A very interesting idea! It never struck me.

For now, I sometimes use "she / her" when I feel it would throw people off. Try it sometimes! It (lit.) never fails to amaze me how conditioned we are to hearing the masculine form.
Topic: The Communist Manifesto
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:33:37 PM
Christine wrote:
If you lived in the 50's.

what is this referring to?