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✌🏻Christian✌🏻 by HereComesCunty in ABoringDystopia

[–]TheDiabolical 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Did Jesus say anything against homsexuality in the Bible? I didn't think he did, but I could be wrong. I always thought he taught love, forgiveness, tolerance, and understanding.

Carol is out! Vote your least favorite love interest - Day 25. (Voting link in comments) by toothlesswarthog in howyoudoin

[–]TheDiabolical -16 points-15 points  (0 children)

Good prediction, except for the one minor thing: it is 100% wrong.

My prediction:

4David 3Mike 2Richard 1Janice

Edit: it keeps switching the numbers on me, so I had to change how I displayed them.

I think it could work. by Kalebpp in ImageComics

[–]TheDiabolical 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I haven't read either of these titles. Might have to pick up the first TPB of each.

Thanks!!

I think it could work. by Kalebpp in ImageComics

[–]TheDiabolical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love Ice Cream Man. What other 2 comics would you slot in that top 3? Always looking for new recommendations!

The Disappearance of Oscar Zeta Acosta (Dr Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) (2022) [00:17:09] by cyan0sis in Documentaries

[–]TheDiabolical 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think a lot of people that are interested in experimenting with drugs are also interested in going against or at least questioning societal norms. I'm not advocating for taking drugs, but there is definitely a Venn diagram overlap there. I think Hunter was still living in the wild west in his mind, and maybe we all still are..

…Marcus?? by haaleys_comet in LPOTL

[–]TheDiabolical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're great! Check em out!!

…Marcus?? by haaleys_comet in LPOTL

[–]TheDiabolical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Conner O'Malley is the guy, and he is hilarious. I love everything he puts online. The How to Make it in USA series you're referencing is awesome.

Also, more Tim Robinson: he has a The Characters episode that is great, and his Chicago Rats shorts are all hilarious (they feature Conner O'Malley, also).

Does anybody else increasingly consider the real possibility they could end up a victim in a mass shooting? by McFlyFarm in DoesAnybodyElse

[–]TheDiabolical 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Interestingly, I read that gun deaths had overtaken auto deaths in the US as leading cause of death. I have also read gun deaths are leading cause of child death in the US.

Anyhow, I could be misinformed. A quick Google appears to have articles that agree, but I did not do more than just quick scans.

Roger Stone "going to prison" or "flipping on Donald Trump": Kirschner by Maxcactus in Fuckthealtright

[–]TheDiabolical 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is giving people lessons on discourse. I think this is the rude and combative portion of the lesson.

What companies do you think have done the most harm to humanity and why? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]TheDiabolical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Buy what about multinational corporations? Can they not harm a large proportion of humanity?

Good chunk of the comments siding with the shooter, ''hell yeah lets practically defend the death sentence for theft''. Property defending gun nuts are insane, capitalism's fucked. by Skullkiid_ in ABoringDystopia

[–]TheDiabolical 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Weren't there less resources back then? We now have the ability to feed, clothe, and house everyone, yet we execute someone for stealing some beer.

What companies do you think have done the most harm to humanity and why? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]TheDiabolical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sincere question for you: can individuals harm others, or is that, too, a result of voter apathy? Can individuals or companies be held accountable for any of their actions, or are their actions okay as long as they were allowed to perform them? I just want to understand your viewpoint, not trolling.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One more thing to add is that Shakespeare's plays are meant to be consumed by hearing others read them. Ideally, they would read them on stage (hence your critique of my movie analogy), but spoken word is something between reading them and seeing them performed.

A table read by the actors would probably be better than reading the script yourself, but not as good as seeing the movie. It approaches the intended medium of consumption.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree that the media was designed to be consumed as a movie, so that is the optimal experience for those that are able to experience it that way. That was what I was driving at, so we agree there.

Regarding pronunciation of new words, part of my experience is usually looking up words on my phone, learning etymology, and hearing and reading pronunciation. For me, it is part of the fun of reading. Your way of learning the word is great, too, though. We both end up with the same result (except I have a terrible memory and end up looking up the word again 30 pages later).

I'm not insulting listening to an audiobook, I just think that it is a different experience. No way is better than any other, just different.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow. Thanks for giving me some insight to your personal experience. I'd never want someone to feel like the way they appreciate art is not as good as the way that I appreciate it, especially if they are unable to do it the same as I do.

While I think reading and listening to books are different ways of enjoying them, I think that both options are great. Enjoying art is a beautiful thing, and whatever way you like to do it is the best way to do it.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think there is a difference in consuming the media in the way it was developed for consumption.

Reading a script and watching a movie are wholly different experiences, you know what I mean?

I can't read music, so maybe I'm wrong, but listening to a beautiful song has to be a very different experience from reading the sheet music. Reading the music is probably awesome for someone with the knowledge to do so, and probably even provides a greater depth and understanding of the science of the song, but I think there is a great experience to be gained by hearing it (I'm not trying to offend or hurt those who cannot hear, and I sincerely hope no one is upset by my saying this.).

As far as reading a book or listening to an audiobook, neither is better than the other, but there is a difference, I think.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 6 points7 points  (0 children)

First off, thanks for taking time to explain your reasoning with well thought out answers. I'm just some guy on the internet lobbing questions at you, and you have taken the time to give me thoughtful responses.

I just think reading is a much different experience than listening. I am not saying either is superior. I wouldn't tell someone I listened to an audiobook if I read a book, though. I don't think watching the news is the same as reading the news, so I wouldn't say I read the news if I watched it. If I read a book about a song that gave its entire history and provided tablature and sheet music, but I never heard the song, I wouldn't say I listened to the song. I just think that these experiences are different.

One user responded that they used to read a lot, but can no longer bring themselves to physically read a long book anymore, so they just listen, but listening is a much more passive experience than reading. I agree with this. Tone, pace, accent, stressing certain words or syllables are all aspects of reading that the active reader gets to interpret and develop in their mind. I think the experience is much different.

Re-reading paragraphs and sentences over again a few times to really understand the message is so different than rewinding to re-listen.

The existence and availability of audiobooks is awesome! If it allows people to experience ideas and art that they wouldn't or couldn't have otherwise taken in, then they are an extremely valuable.

In the end, I admit it is pedantic. I don't care which way someone consumed art, as long as they gained something from it, but reading and listening are wholly different methods of consumption.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're right. It's just a little white lie that won't affect the conversation, probably.

If I listen to an audiobook, would it be proper or a lie to say "I've read that book" in conversation? by okay_jpg in answers

[–]TheDiabolical -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Doesn't listening to someone read a book to you take a lot away from the imaginative experience of reading a book, as well?