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#852 May 31 2018 at 2:31 AM Rating: Default
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#853 May 31 2018 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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#857 May 31 2018 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
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Speaking of morons...so I'm watching the gripping thriller but then I'm just SIGHing because Taraji P Henson clocked Idris Elba in the noggin but then didn't finish him! She immediately fled!

Then later in the movie she yet again brained Idris Elba in the dome and then....ran away!! EEEK as if scared by a mouse. Ain't no mouse! It's Idris Elba trying to kill you! Finish the job, girlfriend! Just like Beyonce did to evil Ali Larter after her dangerous stalking of, wait for it....Idris Elba!!! It's all connected, a circle! When you're escaping from a dangerous person. Or dog or gila monster or what have you. And said beast is rendered supine and out of sorts. Don't run. Use what you did to gain the upper hand to end it! Kill!!
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Classic Taraji P Henson, man.
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#860 Jun 02 2018 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Classic Taraji P Henson, man.


Dude I tried to look up that trope on TV tropes. Maybe I suck but couldn't find it. Where scaredy-about-to-be-murdered-cats clock their nemeses in the head rendering them into unconsciousness then instead of finishing the ******* leave them there in order to EEEK and corral their broodspawn oh so scurred despite obviously they should not be scurred since they should have killed and killed and killed to ensure.

Jeffrey Dahmer is after me! I bop him on the chin with a crumpled receipt I'm carrying! Ah, that's over, he staggered just a little bit. I can now just sit an--OH NO I AM MURDERED AND DEFLESHED. Why didn't that chin bop end this?! I ask from my head and arms and liver. And I actually held a gun to his head but hey, didn't pull the trigger! Because the movie needed more minutes. Me with a gun but Dahmer looked a bit out of sorts a bit so certainly couldn't recov--OH DEAD I AM AND NOT EVEN VIA INCOMPETENT POLICE OFFICERS SENDING ME BACK TO HIM.

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#861 Jun 04 2018 at 7:32 AM Rating: Good
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#862 Jun 04 2018 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Not really sure what you're talking about, um... but honestly, while I do tend to be annoyed by contrived character actions in scripts which appear to be solely about moving the plot along, no matter how absurd they are for the character to do, this isn't really one of them. Most "normal" people find it pretty hard to "finish someone off" (ie: kill someone), even if that person has been trying to kill them. I don't find the idea that the person would knock their assailant/captor/whatever out and then run to be a pretty reasonable representation of what most people would actually do in that sort of situation.

And that's before getting into the legal ramifications of killing a helpless person. Self defense doesn't allow you to kill someone once you've rendered that person unconscious. While I'm sure a temporary insanity plea would probably work in a scenario like that, you're still essentially committing murder at that point.
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#863 Jun 08 2018 at 4:33 AM Rating: Default
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Not really sure what you're talking about, um... but honestly, while I do tend to be annoyed by contrived character actions in scripts which appear to be solely about moving the plot along, no matter how absurd they are for the character to do, this isn't really one of them. Most "normal" people find it pretty hard to "finish someone off" (ie: kill someone), even if that person has been trying to kill them. I don't find the idea that the person would knock their assailant/captor/whatever out and then run to be a pretty reasonable representation of what most people would actually do in that sort of situation.

And that's before getting into the legal ramifications of killing a helpless person. Self defense doesn't allow you to kill someone once you've rendered that person unconscious. While I'm sure a temporary insanity plea would probably work in a scenario like that, you're still essentially committing murder at that point.


If that's the case then there should be some kind of exposition where the mother or such about to be raped and murdered and also her children would go "I would first ponder the legal ramifications and whether this is indeed self defense and whether I could claim insanity as I stomp just one more time on my ex-husband's head who tried and will try to murder and rape me and my children and Gbaji even if that stomp is insufficient".

And uh....in the real world stomping someone once rendering to unconsciousness is often fatal. Being knocked out is very, very bad. Not as bad as stomping them into a paste. Surety.

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--from Gbaji, who thinks cops are more justified shooting people who look bad, then wives shooting husbands who abuse and rape them and their kids and pets and are imminent threats telling them they will kill them.

Where are the SWAT militarization knock-downs due to 911 calls of domestic violence?

They flashbang to death babies. Shoot to death anyone answering a door. DRUGS. Essentially commerce, non-violent. Domestic violence--violent. Uh. GRRRRR. Sorry if strawmanning you, *******, or your ****** logic or priorities.

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#864 Jun 12 2018 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Palpitus1 wrote:
If that's the case then there should be some kind of exposition where the mother or such about to be raped and murdered and also her children would go "I would first ponder the legal ramifications and whether this is indeed self defense and whether I could claim insanity as I stomp just one more time on my ex-husband's head who tried and will try to murder and rape me and my children and Gbaji even if that stomp is insufficient".


I was not talking about what may or may not be the thought process of the person, in that situation, right at that moment, but how the legal system may view those actions after the fact. Fair or not "finishing someone off" is pretty much automatically going to get you at least investigated, if not charged, with some form of voluntary manslaughter charge. It's not something most people will do, except under the most dire circumstances. And yeah, one of the question that will be invariably asked is "if he was helpless and on the ground, couldn't you have just run away"? My point is that criticizing actions of a character in a story for doing what would normally be assumed to be the correct course of action in that situation is a bit off. It's not odd at all. It's what most people will normally do.

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And uh....in the real world stomping someone once rendering to unconsciousness is often fatal. Being knocked out is very, very bad. Not as bad as stomping them into a paste. Surety.


Which is somewhat the point. Instead of criticizing the choice not to finish the person off as being "unrealistic", you should be pointing out how unrealistic the trope of the bad guy inevitably recovering from unconsciousness to continue to pursue the victim, apparently unaffected by the injury that knocked him out is. As you say, that person is likely to be seriously injured, and incredibly unlikely to do much of anything for *hours* after suffering such an injury.

Which, um... sorta goes to the whole "no need to finish him off". Just run to the authorities and have them pick him up, take him to a hospital, and charge him with this crimes. Killing the person in that situation will almost certainly result in the legal ramifications I mention above.

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Yup. Note that this is all about the legal case resulting from the action. Hence my point. In the story it's presented as a given that she has more or less no choice. She's done everything she can to deal with the situation legally. She's filed complaints. She's in an environment in which divorce or separation isn't as legally easy as it is now, and options for battered women were close to nil. A lot of our legal changes with regard to marriage exist precisely because of that scenario.

Today, a woman would have a much harder time making that same case. Not because we've somehow gone backwards socially or something, but because we've created so many options for women in this situation to help them get out of it.

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--from Gbaji, who thinks cops are more justified shooting people who look bad, then wives shooting husbands who abuse and rape them and their kids and pets and are imminent threats telling them they will kill them.


Drama much? Can we agree that the issue of domestic violence is far far more complex than that, and should not just be shoehorned into a simplistic "for or against" kind of thing?

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Where are the SWAT militarization knock-downs due to 911 calls of domestic violence?

They flashbang to death babies. Shoot to death anyone answering a door. DRUGS. Essentially commerce, non-violent. Domestic violence--violent. Uh. GRRRRR. Sorry if strawmanning you, *******, or your ****** logic or priorities.


You kinda answer your own question. The police are always in a tough spot with these issues. If they don't act strongly enough, they get accused of not caring, or not doing enough. If they act too strongly, they get accused of overreacting, arresting people who shouldn't be arrested, breaking up families unnecessarily, sending kinds to social services, etc. There's no one perfect answer for this. And there's always room for failure. Far too much room.
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#865 Sep 18 2018 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I was 33 in 2007 and thought it was a trifle [didn't know the importance of the word "genocide"], then got pissed and etc. Even middle-aged all of this thread has showed me that I'll always be:

An Egoist, and

A Bit of a Troll, and

Petulant, "never my fault"

Not a sociopath. I apologize to Jophiel, the Stalwart.

No apologies to the thousands of ignorant amoral Libertarians though.

But I've grown, thank you, other people.
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I didn't realize this thread was started 11 years ago.

There are people playing the games these forums are were dedicated to that did not exist at that time.
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#867 Sep 18 2018 at 7:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Are MMOs still a thing?
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#868 Sep 18 2018 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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I finally gave up on EQ in February but I'm playing Lord of the Rings Online.


So...yeah.



But then, I live in an basement (apartment) and have no life, so I think I'm socially obligated to do so.
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#869 Sep 18 2018 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Having said that, it's nice to see proof that people can change. There may be hope for gbaji yet!!
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#870 Sep 18 2018 at 2:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Having said that, it's nice to see proof that people can change. There may be hope for gbaji yet!!

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#871 Sep 19 2018 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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I finally gave up on EQ in February but I'm playing Lord of the Rings Online.


Me and wife are on Landroval.. What was originally my alt has now surpassed my main... and we are slowly banging out every quest in every region... So far we've just made it to Dunharrow.

LOTRO WILL NEVER DIE!!!
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we are slowly banging out every quest in every region...
This is exactly why I've taken such a liking to this game. All the side quests give interesting (if not canonical) flavor to the story. T'were a great lot o' stuff going on outside the focus of the main story that Tolkien only hints at and it's kind of neat to see them "played out" in the game.

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