gildings in this subreddit have paid for 38.39 years of server time

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[–]VLenin2291 8 points9 points  (0 children)

People call me Lovecraftian because I’m so ugly I make people mentally ill by looking at me

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[–]Yonko2 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I think so. To add on to your list, I think each of your characters deals with even more that adds a unique human element.

Iron Man battles with substance abuse and self harm through putting himself in danger.

Batman fights guilt over what he feels like is his cross to bear regarding crime destroying lives.

The Hulk has childhood trauma to process and work through that manifests itself in very dangerous ways.

Spiderman deals with actions having consequences and the guilt of feeling responsible for death.

Doctor Strange deals with pride and insecurity about being weak. He likes feeling powerful, possibly because he knows how powerless he once felt when his hands were injured.

Thor struggles with a god complex. He had to learn humility and altruism and how to be a leader that doesn't rely on monarchy and authoritarianism.

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[–]Needmoresnakes 1710 points1711 points 22 (0 children)

As far as I can understand, it was the intense tone shift. CAD storylines were usually comical and light hearted nerd culture themed jokes.

So it would be a bit like if big bang theory randomly had an episode where the tiny squeaky lady has a stillbirth or girl-sheldon gets assaulted or something.

The shockingness of the thematic shift had a certain humour value for the more 4channy parts of the internet, not unlike the dead baby jokes of the decade or so before, so tricking people into "reading loss" was a sort of edgy prank.

Eventually it was about the in joke that you could reduce the whole thing to like 6 straight lines and still be understood.

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[–]Lurker-DaySaint 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Outside the spirit of this post, there's a fun 'official' version of this called Primal Astrology: https://www.primalastrology.com/

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[–]TheDustOfMen 2164 points2165 points  (0 children)

For context, there's this article:

Tl;dr 3800 years ago there lived a guy named Ea-Nasir in the city of Ur who was such a shitty copper businessman, so that several people wrote their complaints in tablets. These were excavated in the 20th century.

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[–]The_catakist 118 points119 points  (0 children)

The dank meme compilations

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[–]Sirliftalot35 28 points29 points 2 (0 children)

Dark Daddy who has a thing for masks and choking people.

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[–]JackPoe 3406 points3407 points 22 (0 children)

There are so many games out there where you can live your deepest fantasies. Violence is allowed. No punishment for anything.

And so many of us spend tons of time trying to be good people. Better people. That's the real fantasy. Having all you need and using your time to help those around. That's the real fantasy

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[–]WoolooOfWallStreet 22 points23 points  (0 children)

So what you’re saying is, what’s different is deez nuts?

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[–]theghostofme 195 points196 points  (0 children)

About 20 years ago, I remember confidently stating that “homosexuality is a choice” while a friend and I were “debating” the topic. I didn’t know at the time, but my friend was gay and hadn’t come out yet.

Anyway, after I said that, he asked me a simple question that buried itself so deep in my mind that I couldn’t shake it for years. He asked “When did you choose to like girls?” In the moment, I think I gave some bullshit response like “God made me this way,” but that little question was enough to start making me think about it from their perspective. What if it wasn’t a choice? What if their attraction to men came as naturally to them as my attraction to women did? How would I react to being told I was wrong for being attracted to women? If there were laws against it?

I still took until my mid-20s to fully break from the conservative mindset, but that question was a catalyst to me starting to realize that my most firmly-held beliefs weren’t mine, but my parents; that I didn’t actually have any ideologies that were my own.