Dec 11, 2018 2:00 PM
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…… Okay but if I just categorically refuse to use capitalization to indicate the self-perceived importance of the person I'm indicating, then I would not be indicating that.

And then if I did go and start doing it, it would be mostly for the sake of "this person will otherwise squish me so I will do it while they can do that", not for the sake of "I actually care about how important they are in a way that they should feel happy about".

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I'm not japanese though!!

and besides as long as SOMEONE is capitalizing pronouns and I'M not, it's not like not capitalizing my pronouns just means NOTHING, it means that I'M LESS IMPORTANT THAN THEM

why is everyone ganging up on me on this :( :( :(

 

and i'm not going to squish anyone for not using my right pronouns but if someone used them because they thought i could that would mean they thought i was pretty important wouldn't it!

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I'm just frankly amused by how thoroughly this thread has been derailed by an innocent remark. I'm also not really sure why you think you are worthy of special respect though, being as far from us as you are. This forum has attracted a number of rather powerful individuals so I wouldn't be surprised if you were worthy of great respect within the context in which you live but you do not and most likely will not ever have authority over us. I'd suggest trying to earn more respect by helping people or explaining what you did in your own world to be worthy of it. Otherwise it just comes across as whining.

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wow you're really mean? you know no one tells GROWN-UPS or GUYS that they're whining. go jump in a lake.

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I tell people older than me that they're whining all the time. It's delightful to see their expressions if they're wearing a face.

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I don't mean to gang up on you. If someone had a habit of using capitalized pronouns with people they considered important, and didn't with you, it'd make sense for you to feel like you've been excluded from that category.

Honestly I kind of look at that sentence ("people they considered important") and want to erase it, because people are important generally.

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see, DANTE is nice!

if you don't use capitalized pronouns for ANYONE it is okay if you don't use them for me. just like if you called EVERYONE ey it would be okay if you didn't call me she!

and yes! people are important!!! a lot of people are so dumb and just don't get that

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People are the most persistent source of novelty, they're also nice to keep around for more meta-ethical reasons though, and you can't quite tell when a boring person will turn out to be good at something you wouldn't expect.

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.....yeah i don't think i like you

@dante does this forum have a block feature or something and if not can you make one

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I don't think it does have a block feature! Also I don't really work tech support on this forum, I'm afraid.

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Lots of people who dislike me personally find me useful to have around. Still, I'll endeavor not to bother you further.

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"Well what if better than them and they should pay attention is a fact about what I am."

If you think it's that important that people pay attention to the fact that you're better than them then you're probably not.

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Araisha said:

If you think it's that important that people pay attention to the fact that you're better than them then you're probably not.

well if they DON'T then how are they supposed to BE MORE LIKE ME, stupid

if they are WRONG and i am RIGHT then i am BETTER THAN THEM and also they should pay attention to that fact!!!

also also maybe i just think people should PAY ATTENTION TO TRUE THINGS

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Yes, because yelling at people who criticize you and calling people stupid are totally things that people should aspire to. You have awed me. I am enlightened.

If you want people to look up to you maybe try cultivating rhetoric skills instead of yelling and demanding capitalized pronouns.

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STOP TRYING TO SILENCE ME

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What the fuck in what I just said sounds like I'm trying to silence you.

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so you're allowed to say the f-word and i'm not allowed to say "stupid," huh

nice moral consistency you have going on there

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I didn't say anything about saying stupid, I said something about calling people stupid, if I'd called you a fuck then obviously you would have grounds to complain. Besides, I never claimed that people should aspire to be more like me. There's a difference between "how it's okay to act" and "how it's okay to say other people should act."

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if there's a difference between how it's okay to act and how it's okay to say other people should act it's because how you're saying other people should act is WRONG

so you're wrong so I win

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That implies that you think everyone needs to act exactly alike.

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if there are rules for how you should act they should be the same for everyone yes!!!!!!!

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Um, no? Because different people need to act differently? Especially people with power. It's fine for me to tell some random person to go jump in a lake because I have no power to enforce it, but my sister's Queen so she needs to be more responsible.

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wooooooow

how about your sister just doesn't MAKE people jump in lakes then she can SAY it all she wants just like anyone else

sheesh. try to THINK once in a while.

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I believe that Araisha is referring to the idea that people will often feel that they need to obey those in power even if they are not being given explicit orders and required to obey them.

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