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    • Prohass

      Also before someone points it out of course I recognise the horribleness of the promised princess expectation guys grow up with, and the moment I realised I was too ugly to be a prince, I also recognised that girls were too ugly to be princesses. That was my first realisation that life isn’t fair, for anyone. For girls it’s much much worse of course, as they aren’t promised a prince so much as told to earn one, whereas I grew up just expecting a princess. I think I’m grateful for eventually learning through my teasing and pain about empathy and difference, I recognised girls as people like me for the first time, so I managed to sidestep a lot of the entitlement and misogyny many of my male peers so gleefully lived with.

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      I had great friends and great support, but being a tall lanky gawky looking shaggy kid, pimples, braces. I’m not gay, but I constantly got called an ugly faggot. I feel so sorry for people who’s friends and relatives are responsible for feeling bad about themselves. However for me random bullying felt so much worse because I believed they had no reason to lie. Rather than seeing them as being mean because it was easy, I assumed the fact that so many random peopl commented on how weird and ugly I looked, that they must be seeing something real, and have no reason to lie about it to spare my feelings. My bullying was very different to a lot of narratives, it wasn’t people I knew, it was always random strangers, and it happened daily or almost daily. The first time I realised looks mattered was watching Disney cartoons, where every guy is promised a beautiful princess, there was a point where I looked in the mirror somewhere before puberty and thought, wait a minute, I don’t look like a Disney prince.  It’s different for guys, as we aren’t judged in terms of worth by our appearance. I don’t know if its easier, I do know that being called an ugly faggot by so many different people for so long caused me to become dangerously resentful and aggressive towards new people and people in general. I was lucky though in that I wasn’t expected to be attractive, but I suppose being weak and skinny the “faggot” part was a dig at me not looking like the typical make is supposed to. I had gay friends for whom I feel so badly for, because I always had the fallback of “well I may be ugly but at least I’m not a fag!” I grew up and took to weights as a way to control my appearance, and thankfully my friends and family gave me perspective and my experiences left me with sympathy and compassion rather than bitterness and hatred. I don’t really know why I’m posting this, it’s not a comparison or contrast thing, just wanted to share

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      While I think this is tragic and terrible, and a story worth being told, and I’m glad the sister was central to it, I think its wrong to place the blame simplistically on a ‘bloodthirsty’ media/audience.  This isnt a testament to the decline of western civilisation or allegorical to the roman bloodsports, it is the intersection of widespread communication technology with tragedy. Simply put, the onus of responsibility ultimately lies with Romero. His life was tragic, but that does not absolve him of blame for the grief he caused in ending it. He chose to kill himself, and kill himself publicly. I’m sure it wasnt his intention to have his death recorded and to be burned into his sister’s memory, however the fact that he either did not consider it a possibility that his death could be filmed, when helicopter chases and police video are such a familiar part of modern life, or that he simply didnt care, means ultimately the blame lies with him.  Our reactions, commentary and media fascination with violence are related issues which this incident brings to light, but ‘blame’ is not a necessary component in discussions of those issues, so lets avoid painting devil horns on everyone involved.

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      Where’s your evidence for this? You seriously believe this? I mean think about saying this to someone you know personally in real life, to a family member? She fucking hurt her foot, she had a scheduled appearance and job, so she took crutches. But no she’s some manipulative bitch sympathy whore? Is she a shy actress or a slutty Lindsey Lohan attention whore? Which is it? Quick, categorise this woman you’ve never met so you can pigeonhole her away and before the world gets too complicated for you and you have to treat people as complex multifaceted human beings who are more than the 20 seconds you see of them in an interview

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      What an evil bitch, so terrible at posting, you are a bad person because I don’t like you personally. Yes apparently she is a horrible human being because she scowls and isn’t a good presenter or you have some arbitrary half-assed reason for not liking someone you’ve only experience through film and in limited interviews and public media events and who has said nothing especially egregious or offensive ever

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      Her job is an actress. Not a presenter, not a media self-promoter. However you feel about her acting skill (as if anyone here is fit to judge these kinds of nebulous things), she gets jobs, she has since she was a child, and will continue to get jobs, she doesn’t owe you shit, she is obviously not going to suddenly have a new personality and be perky as shit, so stop acting so outraged and surprised every time she frowns or looks uncomfortable in an interview or promotion or presenter gig. She was probably asked to do this, I doubt she volunteered, and she buckled down and fucking did it to the best of her abilities. She’s not a dancing clown, she doesn’t owe you shit. If you don’t like her, congratulations, she probably doesn’t like you. Horaay humanity!

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      So funny! Except you know she can actually act quite well, but no you’re right, omg twilight she’s so frowns what a bitch/whore! It’s amazing that this girl is shy and stays out of the media as much as possible, yet draws so much goddamn hatred. The disgusting clawing derision of so many nobodies, who’s talent and significance goes unscrutinised and unnoticed. She’s an actress, has been since she was a kid, probably will continue to be for a good while. Get the goddamn hell over it

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      I dunno, I mean what are you trying to say here? Some people, somewhere, make food naked, and it looks bad! I mean, even if that’s true, the same level of smug ‘who cares’ attitude can be applied to your comment. On one side people are doing what they love, having awkward fun and making a mark, without hurting anyone. On your side, you’re making a comment, yet another MEH spewed into a society overflowing with everyone’s half assed, half baked opinion. Even if the food was terrible and these people were attention seeking whores, I’d still hate the faceless masses of Internet naysayers like you far worse

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      Yeah that’s a pretty common statement in video game reviews, the graphics of a main character is a pretty big deal, how they’re animated etc, especially in 3rd person games where you’ll be looking at them/seeing them interact, its kind of important that their model and animations are good. There’s nothing even sexual about it, oooo baby animate fluid a little closer, bring those elaborate textures my way. You could argue that too much attention is being paid to how she looks, but equal space is given in most reviews to the amazing environments, or the so-so but character driven story. I mean what exactly does the article writer want here?