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78340 No. 78340 Stickied [View]
See title.

Mainly, do people still want to use this board or should it be removed?
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>> No. 78360
>/dis/ is hidden unless you see it on /vinyl/

I see what you're doing mods. I see what you're doing and it's sneaky as fuck.


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62209 No. 62209 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
I've long talked about or thrown about this idea in various forms. I wanted to make a place where we could come up with topic ideas for dis and generate them at regular intervals if they seem to have high potential (however you want to define potential).

We have some new structure proposed for /dis/ and its up to us to attempt the new system. This is also a way for us to work on doing threads according to that system and populating /dis/ with those threads.

My brain has been coming up with some great ideas today with other things in my life, and I think I might be able to continue the same mood after I get back from a little social outing/live dubstep event. In the meantime lets hear constructive ideas for thread topics in /dis/ and lets try to decide on one or more for maybe thurs or fri by vote.

Lets take until then to revise and brainstorm on some good ideas for /dis/ topics that will be entirely worthy of being saved to the archives!!
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>> No. 78296
i want a thread about being gay, so i can talk about how gay i am


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Greetings and Introductions!



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>> No. 78189
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78189
>>78000
Those were golden days.

Oh, also, nice trips


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78370 No. 78370 [View]
I just want to have a nice discussion about your philosophical views in relation to ethics, morals, and your interpretation on the meaning of life. If you know what the right terms are for your specific views, go ahead and put that in there too.

Assuming people will even see this because this board has so cleverly been hidden, tell me your thots.


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#Serious

Now, before anyone bashes me in my discussions here like usual liberal bigots, keep this in mind: I respect ALL cultures, ethnics and races, even admire them for their uniqueness and individuality, and this all comes from a WHITE, CAUCASIAN male. If anything, I discuss this in terms of support to help races keep their existence and individuality.

I feel at least half of the population of the USA has no value or care for their own race or culture anymore. Why? Here is why: interracial marriage, sex and dating. But it is not just America, but many people world wide. Ever since the Columbian Exchange, no one has ever taken into account of how precious other cultures can be, and half of it is because of, well, the whites. The white race was one if the first to explore beyond their continental home, and as soon as they found a new world of an untouched, new race of people... They all but wipe them out. Either by disease or murder or complete cultural makeovers (Mostly disease) the Native American race was all but wiped from the face of the earth like water off the hood of a car, along with their culture, language and ethnics. Nowadays, it's very rare to see a person of Native American decent, which in my personal opinion is quite sad. It is also the fault of Caucasians for enslaving the black race and sending them to sugar plantations in the Central and Southern Americas, while only a small fraction of them came to the Northern American region. Both are topics on how humanity was greatly discarded and ignored just for the sake of money and land, and the enslavement and death it took to get it all going. America, as I have came to learn, is truly the melting pot of the earth, but look at what is happening because of it: the white race is becoming the minority. Only half a century ago, the Civil Rights movement was pushing for Racial Equality and the break down of racial segregation, which was effective after many years. But many years later, I believe the tables have been turned and now it is whites who are being bashed at and insulted. Truly, I believe what Whites have done in the past to other races is wrong, but now
>> No. 78367
Please excuse me for the text wall.
I still wish to discuss this topic
>> No. 78368
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>>78367

Just as a heads up, /dis/ was pseudo deleted. It didn't get a whole lot of traffic as it was, but at this point almost no one is going to see this. Might actually want to post it over on /oat/. I will respond, though.

>I feel at least half of the population of the USA has no value or care for their own race or culture anymore. Why? Here is why: interracial marriage, sex and dating.

I don't think you need to hypothesize on that, I think you can just go ask people and the'll be like "lol no". I know I don't care any. I barely even know my heritage, much less feel I need to preserve it.

> the white race is becoming the minority

Only if you lump all the other races together. If asians, africans, hispanics, and all that stuff is split up, then white's still have a realistically dominant 40% or so majority.


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78364 No. 78364 [View]
#Non-pony

Why does he target strangers?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCW8kRT57pw
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>>78364


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78293 No. 78293 [View]
#Share

This is gonna be a doozy... This is a little hard for me to put into words, so I'll take it nice and slow.

I'll set the stage like this. I've always valued myself as a clean artist... well... somewhat, I have drawn my share of suggestive stuff sometimes. A decade ago, I did a handful of fanarts where Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls (And later Blossom and Buttercup) were diapered and dressed Tommy Pickles style (Just a small shirt and diaper, basically), and at the time I was completely unaware of what I getting myself into. I just thought it was funny at the time. I ended up getting disturbing comments from diaper fetishists asking for wet and messy diapers, and I eventually took the pics down.

Years later a couple of knuckleheads from the ABDL community stalked me to draw diaper art. One of them was dead set on trying to get a picture of blue from Blue's Clues diapered (And usually dressed like Tommy Pickles) from just about anyone he could find. Most people did it for him, but I wasn't interested and I politely told him that I don't draw diaper fetish pics. The problem came when I took requests a year later, and he kept pestering for it long after I told him no. I almost did it out of guilt, but after checking his profile and finding out that he asked everyone almost the exact same thing, I told him off and blocked him.

What was worse was the fact that an adult baby with a diaper fetish tried to watch me after favoriting some of my Rugrats fan art. I checked his profile and he blatantly said he was an adult baby with a diaper fetish. I immediately blocked him and the only reason he tried to watch me again was because I accidentally removed him from the block list and I made the mistake of trying to give him a fair shake and trying to look past his creepy fetish, but I found he was a worse request whore than the previous one I had to deal with. He had almost 700 requests done for him, he was a jackass asking nearly 10-15 pictures a week, and complains about it not being right if you don't draw it the way he likes it. Basically, he was total jackass. I also found some nast
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>> No. 78345
>>78293
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?
>> No. 78352
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>>78345

What are you implying, exactly?
>> No. 78363
>back in high school a classmate I knew very well wanted me to draw the Powerpuff Girls naked
lol, I wish I was comfortable enough with myself to come right out and talk about weird stuff I'm into.

It seems like you could always put up a note that says you only do clean commissions and won't even respond to requests for adult stuff.

But just out of curiosity, if you can't have somebody like your art the way you intended them to like it, which would you prefer, somebody that doesn't like a piece you've done, or somebody who likes a picture of yours because they're a sick twisted freak and something about your art is turning them on?


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78358 No. 78358 [View]
#Discussion

>im leaving the fandom
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78362
You're never "in" or "out" of the fandom.
It is all around us, like the Force.


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78351 No. 78351 [View]
#Discussion

Hey guys, I'll be going to an American school starting next week. Is there anything I should know about the education in the states before then?
>> No. 78361
First of all, a lot of people will attack the American school system. You need to know that these people are full of shit.

1. We do teach World History. We learn about as much about other countries, relative to their role in historical matters, as they learn about us. We could do better on Eastern and African history, IMO, but that tends to be because that curriculum is saved for the end of the school year and most teachers end up a bit behind.
2. We have a majority of the best Universities in the world. This is in spite of the fact that our average student doesn't perform very well. We have a pretty wide education gap, and it's in no small part due to parental and student expectations of student performance. If you want to learn, American schools are actually a great place to do it. If not, well... you probably wouldn't succeed anywhere else, to be honest. The issue is more cultural than anything else.
3. Social pressures in American schools are pretty common, but outright bullying is actually fairly rare. It's more common for people here to have experienced bullying than the average person simply because people here (myself included) are rather weird.

Aside from that, I don't know what to tell you. It really depends on where you are in your schooling and the country from which you're coming.


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78253 No. 78253 [View]
#Question

What are the differences and relationship between Gender Identities & Gender Roles?

As well, within the context of the transgendered?
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>> No. 78347
>>78317
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?
>> No. 78348
>>78347
What happened to "love and tolerance" is that people took it seriously when it never should have been.
>> No. 78350
>>78347
People can love and tolerate crazies too.


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78313 No. 78313 [View]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfRMeU6pQ8

Choke on a cock, PeTA-tards.
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>>78313
Eh, this kind of idiocy only helps expose the whole PETA BS for what it is. But that doesn't really matter - it's publicity stunts and, regardless of the rhetoric, publicity is money.

And that's what PETA is about.
>> No. 78330
I'm not speciesist, I hunt bear and if a bear kills me someday so be it. I eat yeast, and I may someday die to tularemia (they're both alive, and there is not one smidgen of reason humans or bears should be considered with extra care). I sincerely hope that when I die my corpse will be eaten by the foxes and shrews. And that's the end of that.

Tabarnak, I'm glad I wasn't there when that went on. If they don't want other animals eaten, then they should offer up their carcasses in lieu.

Seriously, how can there be such ignorant people in the world? I don't know how someone could be as messed up in the head as to hate nature enough to be a vegan.
>> No. 78346
>>78313
So, whatever happened to love and tolerance?


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78324 No. 78324 [View]
#Share

Although I have lots of friends and loving family, I've been suffering from this lingering sadness for a couple years now because I'm single. I'm currently a senior in high school and have never dated anyone, although I acknowledge that there's plenty of time. I understand that relationships can often cause more problems than they solve, and in that respect I'm blessed, but it still makes me depressed whenever I see a happy couple in the street, or see the relationship statuses of all my friends on facebook. I know that I still have plenty of time to meet someone, and I should enjoy the non romantic relationships that I have with my friends and family, but I can't help feeling the way I do. I just wish I could be with someone special.
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Well you're certainly not feeling anything abnormal, nor are your feelings wrong in some way. I think the people telling you all about how there's plenty of time and you should enjoy what you have now don't necessarily have the same feelings as you do. To some people, getting married and having children is a requirement they have to fulfill at some point, and relationships are really only there to serve that purpose. Otherwise they'd remain single and maybe have some one night stands here and there. But it's not like that for everyone. Some people earnestly appreciate that companionship, rather than seeing it as an anchor, and for people like that, enjoying their time spent alone is just not going to happen.

That said, I don't have any advice for picking up a partner, but I encourage you to keep your eyes open. It's never really too early.
>> No. 78328
So seek out a relationship? Relationships don't just happen, you have to make them happen. Especially if you're looking for a girls. Girls are taught their whole lives that prospective partners won't be interested in them if they make the first step. on top of that, lots of people are just generally shy. If you want a GF/BF, you have to make it happen. Yes, you risk getting rejected, but you are never gonna gain anything by posting about it on the Internet. If you want a relationship, go out and find one. You can't just wait for someone to come to you.

> But I've already tried, it didn't work!

If you haven't succeeded yet, then you haven't tried enough. If you give up after failing one, two, three or ten times, you're never gonna succeed. Some people are just unlucky, but everyone can get one if they just keep trying until it works.
>> No. 78329
>>78324
"Oh, woe is me, I have all the time in the world for myself, no one to answer to, no one is constantly bitching in my ear and no one is siphoning away my money. This must change, I must find myself a worthless parasite to do all those things."
A word of advice: get rid of that type of depression before you hit 25+ lest you end up with a used up person of low value simply because they were of correct age and gender.


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#Discussion

Hey guys.
So... I can barely breathe right now, with things that are going on in my life.
A little bit of back story is needed for everything to make sense, so bare with me.
Roughly four years ago, in 2010, my parents divorced. My mother took control of the business that up to that point was co-owned by the both of them.
Two years ago, in 2012, having gotten into the groove of running two restaurants by herself, my mother got a tax payment to the IRS kicked back for a reason stated simply as "Not Taxpayer Error". Upon receiving this notification, my mother called her bank and the IRS to try and figure out what was going on. No one could seem to tell her. why it was sent back. Continuing to try and fight with the IRS, she kept trying to send the payments through like she had to, and the continued payments kept getting kicked back with the same message of "Not Taxpayer Error" and still no one could tell her what was going on.
This year, 2014, the IRS is threatening to shut down her business, seize her home, seize her car, all of her assets, and the assets of the officers of her company, who happen to be my elder brother and I.
She recently sold one of the restaurants to a family member, so there's no worry for it, but because of the IRS's own problems, my mother, my brother and I are about to lose everything we own.
They're demanding payments that my mother has been trying to send, but with how things have exploded out of nowhere and trying to catch up on the tax payments, my mother doesn't have the money to pay for it. I have no spare money. At the moment, I'm trying to cancel every type of payment save for the one for my car to try and help her in any way I can, but my brother refuses.
I don't know what to do. I don't know how I can help, I don't know how I can try to fix anything.
>> No. 78321
>>78318
First off, here's a few resources that might help:
http://www.irs.com/articles/irs-tax-payment-plan-options
http://taxattorneydaily.com/topics/ch-6-owe-the-irs.php
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/03/25/paying-irs-mistakes/
http://tax.findlaw.com/tax-problems-audits/ten-things-to-remember-when-you-owe-the-irs.html

Do your best to negotiate (or help negotiate) with the IRS agent. Also, if a situation like this ever happens again, put the money in a savings account and don't touch it until the IRS figures out what they are doing.

Also, do you have any options to take out a loan for an amount that would allow you to pay? The family member who bought the other restaurant might be able to help?

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>> No. 78322
>>78321
The family member who bought the other restaurant, our cousin, is actually being quite the jerk towards my mother.He refuses to pay a lawyer to take care of any of the legal side of things, believing that he can do everything on his own through such websites as LegalZoom, and has essentially stolen around $3,000 in profits from the last weekend that my mother owned the business, claiming that it's his.
I will definitely read through the information you've provided and pass it all along to my mother in the morning, as she has already gone to bed for the night.
I really do appreciate your help and input...


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78297 No. 78297 [View]
#Share

I'm posting here as I've been able to post to Ponychan in the past and I'm hoping to get some advise, support, or maybe a slap in the face with reality. Admittedly this is going to be all over the place a bit as I'm letting these thoughts flow as I type them in.

I'm feeling a bit like I'm just... stuck. That's I'm a background character. The second fiddle of life. That guy in every group that's behind the entire group, can't get a shot right, and generally feels like a nuisance or worse just there and largely ignored.

It pretty much started last week on Saturday, at a card tournament. Granted I was already tired from a pretty crazy morning and then trying to play some of the more energetic arcade machines at an arcade. I was playing in a card game tournament and I lost, and lost, and lost, and kept loosing. Basically I was the only one there that lost every single match he was in. Though not the full reason of my depressive state it was the straw that broke the camels back for me. I lost control, became furious, and stamped out of the store in rage. I went back to apologize afterwards but for the entire weekend I was just in the dumps hating myself. It didn't help that today I was playing some more card games, casually mind you, and lost it again because I just couldn't seem to win. What made it worse for me was that this was a deck I made. One that I worked on. I spent so long thinking of strategies to make it work and ways to put the cards together. I don't have much money to invest into card packs so I didn't have a lot of the great cards but I did my best and thought I would put up a fight at least. Instead of feeling like the knight trying to defend a town against massive odds I just felt like I was run over without a second thought, over and over and over.

It always seems to be this way with me. Whenever I'm in a group of friends I'm never the main guy, the chief, the head, or even the lucky shot. I'm just there, lagging behind, with cheap equipment, and pretty much forgotten. In my family I even felt this way. Never
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>>78305
so, what are you doing to improve yourself exactly?

I mean, no offense, but card games don't count as self improvement in my book. Unless you're going professional poker or something like that.

What are you doing to improve your emotional state?

Your financial/occupational/skills - are you building these or working towards goals?

Are you working on building your social and peer networks for reasons other than liesure?

What is the last thing you taught yourself that you will be using or are using now?
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78308
(take this with a grain of salt. I'm a bit tired while writing this)

>am I an infinite looser
That's tough to say. Probably, you are a bit of a loser, especially whenever you think pessimistically like that. I would also argue that most of us are losers at points in our lives, though, so maybe try not to let that get you down. Thinking like you are defeated, that's the moment you are defeated.

>That I'm a background character
If you feel like a background character, then that's probably because you are in a lot of situations. We are all a part of the same canvas here, and the vast, vast majority of us are going to be making up the background. There is nothing wrong with being part of the background, though, if you can learn to accept it and be happy, despite being in the background. What I'm saying is, you are expecting a lot from yourself. You said it yourself, the main reason you got pissed when you lost the card game was because you were sure that you could win. You put a lot of work into it, tried hard, but you weren't able to accept that you weren't capable of winning. Maybe it was chance that you lost. Maybe you are actually good at card games, and the reason you lost is that the planets aligned for your opponent. It's hard to say. There can be so many reasons why things aren't going your way at any particular time.

Most people if they fail at something go like this: "Well, you can't be good at everything. Maybe I'll find something else that I'm good at". This is a healthy attitude, I think, because if we had to accept every shortcoming as a failure, we would all be fairly miserable.

So, as far as advice goes, I'd say try not to let what the world does to you get inside your head. It's not always your fault when you mess up, you can be a victim of circumstance sometimes too, as long as you are able to recognize when you could have actively done something to improve your situation as well. If there's something that you want to be better at, then work hard, but don't build expectations if you can a
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>>78307
None taken, I know the cards are purely a leisure activity.
I'm trying to settle some of the issues I've been having in order to not feel so pressured, I say trying because the more I seem to try to settle them the worse they seem to become.
I'm trying hard with my financial skills and working towards goals with them, but they keep seeming further away with constant setbacks, roadblocks, and a particularely poisonous roommate.
The last thing I taught myself. I've been practicing my drawing skills. They are quite removed from where I would like them to be but they are getting there.

>>78308
Well the problem isn't that I was expecting to win. In all honesty I wasn't expecting that. I was expecting to at least be a bit of a challenge. I was expecting to be able to feel like I wasn't just a joke. Maybe that's what's really eating at me with all this. I admit that I've tried lots of things in my life. I've always been good, but never great. The Jack of all trades, but never the master of anything. It's... It's like putting a toilet together and finding that it doesn't flush. That's fine, I get that sometimes you need to rework it, but instead of not just not flushing, it ends up shooting water into your face and the tank explodes. I get that going out there and being able to say 'at least I tried' is good, and I want to say that, but I feel like managed to go absolutely nowhere or even backwards. I didn't even progress an inch.


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78286 No. 78286 [View]
Pre-post Edit: I have decided to remove the subjects name as to prevent adding fuel to the fire, I ask that we refrain from posting the name and other keywords that could set off a tagger. I don't want this topic to trend.
Thank you.

Hello all, today I found myself browsing the internet not really knowing what I would stumble into, when I came across a man who is (in my mind) worth mentioning. He is a Representative who has been posting remarks regarding Muslim-Americans, and stirring up quite a bit of attention while doing so. He has been branded as a racist and is currently in the lime light for being one. He also is running unopposed for next reelection.

For the record his only influence is in a State (single) House of Representatives.

I pity this man.

Much like the dog that became rabid, he is an animal that has lost all sense of self control and intellect. While I hope he is taken out by a competitor next election, it is only to prevent the harm it will do when his diseased mind infects someone less controlled. The task is easier said then done however, as the more times someone searches his name, the more it spreads. The more it spreads the more we have to deal with hate.

I would like to tilt this thought into a question, so let's go with:
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78287
The thing about stuff like this is that giving this man exposure isn't going to change any opinions. There's gonna be plenty of people who think he's a terrible person, and other people who think he's okay despite (or even because of) what he's said. So I would say don't even think about fighting the trend. Just let the trend go where it wants to, feel free to contribute. Hope that the majority of the people who find out about him are the ones who don't like him rather than the ones who do, which would probably turn out better if you were the one spreading it, since your friends are likely to think in similar ways to you.
>> No. 78291
>>78286
There are a few ways.

One is to get the people at the head of the movement, who everyone has rallied behind, to admit to things that even the majority of their followers can't stomach identifying with. This is what happened when Aiken said that legitimate rape is shut down by the body and basically called all pregnant rape victims liars.

Another way is to get more people to identify the hated group as really human, as really part of their experience, rather than identifying them as the barbarians at the gates. This takes conscious effort and a willingness to put up with shit from the haters, but is a much better long term solution.

Discrediting the movement's actors will just slow it down. To draw power away from it you need to sap the anxiety that people express as hate.


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