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Forum: Serious Discussion 03-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By Hanyou
Id like to step in for a moment, because In the...

Id like to step in for a moment, because In the few years I studied philosophy, I never once encountered the argument that one unsubstantiated moral claim was to be assumed by default over another. ...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-12-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,014
Posted By Hanyou
Good and evil are related to morality, which is...

Good and evil are related to morality, which is applicable to all humans at all times since they have had self-awareness.

Morality is not relative; neither are good and evil. Evil can be...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Hanyou
One more reason the name isn't a big deal, then. ...

One more reason the name isn't a big deal, then. I should have picked up on that, as there's prop 8 stuff all over the website.
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Hanyou
I'm not a fundamentalist Christian (I believe...

I'm not a fundamentalist Christian (I believe evolution occurred and do not take several passages literally), but I do hold the same opinion on homosexual acts. That's my perspective and, possibly,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-08-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Hanyou
This is why I listen to prog and metal. I love...

This is why I listen to prog and metal. I love the lyrics, and even when they're stupid (Dream Theater, har har), they're not about sex and rarely about drugs (or at least is presented in a somewhat...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-06-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,268
Posted By Hanyou
Violence is a perfectly reasonable response to...

Violence is a perfectly reasonable response to some less that favorable behavior, so I don't see why that's a bad lesson.
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,383
Posted By Hanyou
The thing is, I can respect the importance of...

The thing is, I can respect the importance of black history month for some people. To many, heritage is a very important thing, and race plays directly into that. Black people were marginalized for...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,383
Posted By Hanyou
There are plenty of white bigots. There are...

There are plenty of white bigots. There are plenty of black bigots. There are plenty of Asian bigots.

What's the point? So long as they aren't hurting anyone, let them be bigots. A month set...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-03-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By Hanyou
I'm a Paul supporter myself, and my perspective...

I'm a Paul supporter myself, and my perspective is different.

I don't care how Paris Hilton got her wealth, as long as she didn't forcefully take it from anyone else. I would hope that anyone...
Forum: Future Zelda 03-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,028
Posted By Hanyou
The entire Phantasy Star series says you're...

The entire Phantasy Star series says you're wrong. Hell, the original game perfectly blended swords, magic, and sci-fi environments--and that was released in 1987.

I would be open to seeing...
Forum: Future Zelda 03-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,750
Posted By Hanyou
I don't remember that happening in either game--...

I don't remember that happening in either game-- certainly not TP.
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Hanyou
Ron Paul is more conservative and less...

Ron Paul is more conservative and less libertarian than people think, but he is certainly not that dangerously close to authoritarianism. This whole graph is just weird.
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-02-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 6,770
Posted By Hanyou
Widespread acceptance of homosexuality is a...

Widespread acceptance of homosexuality is a fairly modern thing, at least in the United States. A significant number of homosexuals, especially those who are older, were not only raised by...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,383
Posted By Hanyou
Black History Month is a silly idea that's not...

Black History Month is a silly idea that's not hurting anyone. I can't imagine why anyone who wasn't heavily invested in it for personal or emotional reasons would care about it.
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-02-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 6,770
Posted By Hanyou
I realize this post probably isn't going to make...

I realize this post probably isn't going to make me any friends at all.

I think acting on sexual impulses towards a member of the same sex is wrong. I'm not going to explain why at length in this...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 6,770
Posted By Hanyou
"gay people don't choose to be gay" is a popular...

"gay people don't choose to be gay" is a popular statement, but it's overbroad. It's more likely that a substantial majority don't make that choice, but if even one person has successfully...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-29-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 6,770
Posted By Hanyou
None of this should even be remotely relevant to...

None of this should even be remotely relevant to the question of whether an individual who happens to be gay should be barred from raising children. That's essentially what this whole debate is...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 02-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,583
Posted By Hanyou
I'm going with blood. What else could it be? ...

I'm going with blood. What else could it be?



Not really. There are plenty of "dark" games as is. I prefer that the Zelda franchise keep its trademark charm and lighthearted sense of...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-29-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,894
Posted By Hanyou
I'm sorry, I'm not sure I follow. My analogy...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure I follow. My analogy dealt with a specific argument/ comment-- the one I quoted.

My post wasn't clear, probably, but I was not conceding anything. The second part you...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,894
Posted By Hanyou
This is absurd. I am pro-life, but I do not...

This is absurd. I am pro-life, but I do not favor excessive restrictions on legal acts. If something is wrong, make it illegal.

States might feel helpless on this issue, but, well, tough luck. ...
Forum: NES/SNES/N64 Zelda 02-28-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,535
Posted By Hanyou
Isn't that irrelevant, though? Shiek does not...

Isn't that irrelevant, though? Shiek does not exist within OoT's universe. Shiek is Zelda in disguise.

All this talk of personas seems entirely tangential. When the player's character disguises...
Forum: Future Zelda 02-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By Hanyou
A Link to the Past had the ideal approach. The...

A Link to the Past had the ideal approach. The first time I played all the way through the game, I didn't even enter the second dungeon until I had completed the fourth and (I think) third. In any...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 600
Posted By Hanyou
Oops, made my post before I saw your reply to me....

Oops, made my post before I saw your reply to me.

As I've previously stated, the state shouldn't be defining marriage. These absurd scenarios shouldn't even be necessary. Marriage is, at base, a...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 600
Posted By Hanyou
See my post above. Contract law should...

See my post above.

Contract law should remain reasonable. I do not see how there can be mutual assent between a house and a person. A person can, however, claim ownership over property. That...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 600
Posted By Hanyou
Contracts usually involve mutual assent and/or...

Contracts usually involve mutual assent and/or consideration. I would think mutual assent would be essential at the very least for any legally binding contract resembling what we now call marriage....
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 600
Posted By Hanyou
State-sanctioned marriage should be abolished. ...

State-sanctioned marriage should be abolished.

Let any consenting adult enter whatever terms they wish with any other consenting adult. The state can uphold and enforce these contracts, which are...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-12-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 6,902
Posted By Hanyou
Some of this is common courtesy, and some of it...

Some of this is common courtesy, and some of it is even acceptable in some situations IMO. Perhaps primary breadwinner is misleading--I do not believe the man needs to make more money than his wife,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 6,902
Posted By Hanyou
I am sexist. I hold the door open for women,...

I am sexist.

I hold the door open for women, specifically. I believe it is my obligation to pick up the bill on a date. If a woman were to hit me, I would not hit back unless I were in real...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-09-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By Hanyou
Name one campus that allows concealed carry where...

Name one campus that allows concealed carry where this has taken place.

I can't even think of a US campus that allows concealed carry where any gun violence has taken place.
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Hanyou
Of course, this house fire wouldn't exist in a...

Of course, this house fire wouldn't exist in a vacuum. In an anarcho-capitalist society, it's quite likely contracts would have taken care of this sort of thing--especially with houses in such close...
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-07-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Hanyou
What's wrong with that "glorious future,"...

What's wrong with that "glorious future," exactly? People get what they pay for. If they wanted to take the risk of having their house burn down, or had other priorities, they would be free to make...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 12-07-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,991
Posted By Hanyou
It may be, but that doesn't make the game bad. ...

It may be, but that doesn't make the game bad.

I'm not quite sure if you were arguing that it made the game bad, come to think of it. I suppose I'm just tired of the incessant whining about Wii/DS...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 12-07-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,991
Posted By Hanyou
I wonder how you tolerated using the analog stick...

I wonder how you tolerated using the analog stick in Super Mario 64. That was a much more drastic change.

I've been gaming since the NES. That's not very long relative to some gamers, but it has...
Forum: Future Zelda 12-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,827
Posted By Hanyou
I never found Link blurting out "Come on!" to be...

I never found Link blurting out "Come on!" to be all that shocking, myself.
Forum: Serious Discussion 12-05-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,353
Posted By Hanyou
People discriminate on a daily basis. I've...

People discriminate on a daily basis. I've discriminated against everyone but my girlfriend by choosing to be with her based on her looks, personality, culture, and moral values.

If someone...
Forum: Future Zelda 12-05-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,827
Posted By Hanyou
Plenty of games with voice acting manage...

Plenty of games with voice acting manage tutorials just fine, in fact. Having in-game characters tell you controls is a fruitless exercise that breaks the fourth wall far too often.

One of the...
Forum: Future Zelda 12-04-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By Hanyou
I made up my mind long ago. I loved Ocarina's...

I made up my mind long ago. I loved Ocarina's style, which balanced realism with the right amount of whimsy. In truth, it was never realistic, and Zelda is best with whimsical, fantastic...
Forum: Future Zelda 12-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,827
Posted By Hanyou
Link long ago stopped being an avatar for the...

Link long ago stopped being an avatar for the player. The Hero of Winds clearly has a personality of his own.
Forum: Future Zelda 12-04-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,827
Posted By Hanyou
Agreed, and that's why English voice acting would...

Agreed, and that's why English voice acting would just be awkward. If they have to use a real language, it would be in the game's best interest not to waste time localizing the voice acting--though...
Forum: Future Zelda 12-04-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,827
Posted By Hanyou
Why do people assume Hylian would have to be...

Why do people assume Hylian would have to be gibberish?

Frankly, if they are going to go with voice acting, I have long believed that this is the best way to go. I don't like having multiple...
Forum: Future Zelda 07-05-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,958
Posted By Hanyou
I'm not familiar with that game, but I looked it...

I'm not familiar with that game, but I looked it up and the art style looks great.

What I demand is something bold. It doesn't necessarily have to be bright, but it has to stand out. 16-bit...
Forum: Future Zelda 07-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 8,958
Posted By Hanyou
I wouldn't be against a "realistic" Zelda, but I...

I wouldn't be against a "realistic" Zelda, but I firmly believe Zelda games should be colorful, if for no other reason than there is a distinct LACK of color in games today.

Zeldablue, that art...
Forum: General Gaming 11-04-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,797
Posted By Hanyou
Robotnik is actually a threatening name, and back...

Robotnik is actually a threatening name, and back in the day, he was a threatening villain.

Eggman is an appropriate name for a buffoon. It might work for the character in Japan, but here in the...
Forum: Serious Discussion 11-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 794
Posted By Hanyou
Before I address the rest of your post, I want to...

Before I address the rest of your post, I want to make sure we're arguing on the same terms here.

You say you are a utilitarian. Do you at least acknowledge that utilitarianism presupposes some...
Forum: General Gaming 11-04-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 173,876
Posted By Hanyou
I don't mind Nintendo incorporating...

I don't mind Nintendo incorporating nostalgia--it's been an essential component of Nintendo games for a good amount of time. Their games have always referenced each other and built on what worked,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 11-04-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 794
Posted By Hanyou
Interesting you should talk about justifying...

Interesting you should talk about justifying things. Justification presupposes defense of an idea in line with a standard. How can you justify anything if you claim that there is no moral standard?...
Forum: Serious Discussion 11-04-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 794
Posted By Hanyou
Sorry I misunderstood. :P As you can see...

Sorry I misunderstood. :P

As you can see from my previous posts, I agree with you one hundred percent. Which is why I find the argument that morals are completely relative a tad confusing. If...
Forum: General Gaming 11-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Hanyou
Prime 1 is still my favorite Metroid game, so I...

Prime 1 is still my favorite Metroid game, so I really wouldn't mind more of that.

As for survival horror, I don't like those types of games, but recent Metroid games have been incredibly heavy on...
Forum: Serious Discussion 11-04-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 794
Posted By Hanyou
What are you asking me to prove? Apart from...

What are you asking me to prove? Apart from picking at what I believe to be some weaknesses in other arguments/philosophies, I have not actually argued anything. Rawls' views are no more...
Forum: Serious Discussion 11-04-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 794
Posted By Hanyou
The veil of ignorance has its practical...

The veil of ignorance has its practical applications (sympathy), but I don't see it being a sound philosophical principle--not by itself. It's simply too subjective, and if we are going to use it to...
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