Paddy :marseyhibernian: the Pet Goose :goosehonk: :!marseyhappytears:
Baauer -Boog [Absolute banger Techno] :marseypartyzoom:

What the heck? All we did at my school :marseydylan: was get molested :marseyunamused:

Zenzic at the library (must read)

That's right I got to look at medival manuscripts today. So here's some of the highlights.

I'll add some special commentary for this one: it's really small because it was commissioned by college students to study from. I don't think the picture does justice to just how small this thing is.

I forgot St George

idea to spam @kinobushido with notifs until he unblocks me

when you try to block someone who is unblockable it sends them a message like "@dumbfakkit tried to block u but u r unblockable" so it would be funny to just keep trying to block him I think

I was giving namelock awards but it's too expensive and this is funnier, but idk if the notifs go through

Slav pick up master

MaleLivingSpace returns to rDrama

Don't mind me, just dropping some new :marseygem:s

The thumbnail originates here:

It is not a joke post. He is asking about television placement and showing off his crib at the same time.

Then we have the bed-tv king

And now we're suddenly veering left as a comment in a thread I was going to include suggested OP instead post to /r/malesurvivingspace and I would prefer to post those instead. Let's see what we see!

Nevermind this isn't fun it's just borderline squatters and other losers and now I've lost motivation for this thread :marseypeace:




The first thing you need to know about Palworld, a new video game developed and published by the Japanese studio Pocketpair, is that it is ludicrously popular. According to data scraped from Steam, a digital storefront for PC games, *Palworld *became the second game everafter 2017's *PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds *to breach 2 million concurrent players last week. *Palworld *arrived on Jan. 19, so that growth laps some of the most commercially solvent franchises in the industry---the server concentrations of *Counter-Strike and Grand Theft Auto V *can eat their hearts out. All this is to say that Pocketpair has a genuine phenomenon on its hands: *Palworld, *much like *Fortnite *or *Minecraft *before it, is poised to dominate the corridors of elementary schools for the rest of 2024, for better or worse.

This is unfortunate news for me, and, really, anyone else who cares about the virtues of interactive entertainment, because *Palworld's *appeal is totally inscrutable. Rarely has a megahit video game been more repellent to good senses. At its basics, *Palworld *is a blatant looting of Nintendo's long-running *Pokémon *series: You take control of a bright-eyed preteen in a verdant wasteland that is home to a whole taxonomy of cute creatures---known as Pals---that can be tamed and subsequently deployed in battle. That is the same formula *Pokémon *has relied on for more than three decades, but Nintendo has generally treated its fiction with the texture of a warmhearted coming-of-age saga. Each Pokémon game typically focuses on a boy or girl who leaves town to explore an enchanting continent on a yearslong safari, establishing spirit bonds with the wordless Pikachus and Charmanders who join them.

*Palworld, *meanwhile, discards all of those warm feelings completely. In this game, you essentially enslave these cuddly creatures, condemning them to unpaid labor in the mines or lumber fields to gather resources, or---better yet---arm them with steely, *Call of Duty--*style machine guns so they can assist in the subjugation of their peers. In other words, *Palworld *is a *Pokémon *rip-off where you can *shoot *poor, defenseless creatures. This is another contrast to the Nintendo property: *Pokémon *never *die, *they simply fall into a state of unconsciousness before they're revived by their goodly owner. In *Palworld, *however, you can find YouTube compilations of player-hunters on the battlefield, not befriending the roaming wildlife but blowing their heads off.

Not that these indulgences are without all consequences. Players must be consistently monitoring the "sanity" meter of their incarcerated Pals. Work them too hard and you will fray their minds, causing their production to decrease. Once you've gathered a large enough legion of serfs, they will dutifully assist in the homestead you've crafted for yourself in one of the glorious hillside vistas in the game world---cooking, cleaning, building under your banner, in a project of relentless expansion. You will then conquer bosses, level up your character, and increase your coffers with loot in a quest to achieve total dominion over the land. Never, and I do mean *never, *will the Pals threaten to seize the means of production.

"It's a take on *Pokémon *that truly accepts our brokenness," wrote Dave Jones, in a remarkably salient PC G*mer essay about *Palworld's *cruel resonance. "Its smash success has perhaps proved quite how steeped in sin we all really are."

Perhaps you can read all of *Palworld's *darkness as a sick joke---perhaps some take on "cute aggression," or the strange phenomenon of wanting to mangle adorable things. Maybe Pocketpair is angling for some crude humor when it allows us to strap an AK-47 to a cartoon bird and send it into battle. (If you want to be extremely charitable, maybe you can also claim that *Palworld *is a shrewd satire of the cognitive dissonance that afflicts most g*mers as they sit slack-jawed on the couch with a controller in hand.) But frankly, there are so many other flagrant issues with *Palworld *that it's hard to imagine any of its content was crafted with much intention. For instance, one eagle-eyed Twitter user who goes by @Byofrog noted that some of *Palworld's *graphical geometry bears remarkable similarities to the renders you can find in some modern *Pokémon *games, raising the question of whether or not Pocketpair was cribbing assets from the very franchise the studio hoped to emulate. (Takuro Mizobe, head of development, seemed to deny those accusations, but Nintendo is reportedly "investigating" those potential IP violations.) Others have accused Pocketpair of using generative A.I. in the creation of these Pals---given Pocketpair's previous dalliance with the controversial technology---though those charges seem to be specious at best.

But the larger problem, speaking as someone who had the misfortune of playing a bit of *Palworld *to prepare for this story, is that the game simply isn't very good. *Palworld *is still in active development, so some of these issues might be patched up in the future, but right now the controls are floaty and imprecise, the on-screen interface is borderline unreadable, and the nuts and bolts of the gameplay are rote, unintuitive, and plainly boring. If you are the sort of person who wishes to hunt down progressively more exotic species of Pals with a variety of awkward combat systems, then you are a much more patient person than I. *Palworld *instead seems to rely on pure novelty---a meaner, more nihilistic *Pokémon, *attuned to humanity's worst impulses---covering up the bereftness of the design. As with other sandbox games, it takes forever to develop your arsenal. You will construct tools out of sticks and stones before unlocking slightly more impactful technologies, spread out through endless tiers. I am certainly not a prude when it comes to low art, but I certainly expected something better than this.

I am far from alone in making these critiques. Eurog*mer, forever a bastion of erudite gaming commentary, concluded that *Palworld *was "primitive and derivative, a game that appears at first glance almost to be completely fake." A second PC G*mer article added that Pocketpair has delivered a "slog" with a "bad punchline." And yet, *Palworld *has already sold more than 8 million copies since mid-January. That likely already exceeds the haul of Baldur's Gate 3---last year's consensus game of the year, and a true work of art---which is the sort of thing that confirms what a twisted business the entertainment industry is. And *Palworld *currently remains in Early Access---g*mer jargon for an extended, for-profit beta-testing period---which means we are still quite a ways out from the game's *official *release, where some of the bugs will be squashed, and finer polish lacquered on the margins. That means its cult shall only grow larger from here. A generation of young people are currently falling in love with this new incarnation of Pokémon---tuned to the dehumanizing horrors of late capitalism---where these lovable creatures are nothing more than assets from which to extract value, a means to an end. *Palworld *believes that we are a sick society, and lamentably, the numbers don't lie.

Queen :chadwomanblack: ghosts her LVM for not being educated on social issues :marseynails:
This is how you pick up women on Black History Month

you have to go back
Happy Black History Month! :marseyblm:
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  • X : good

Friendly reminder to nazis that the tampon dispenser will be replaced, the vandal will be caught and punished, and young trans men will be able to menstruate peacefully in the men's room the way they deserve, and there is nothing you can do to stop any of this.

Oh yes the handsome and brilliant prime minister of a civilized country supports this, how funny! :marseycope:

Another sociopath who wants to pathologize innocent trans kids

"I'm getting BTFO by the law everywhere, but at least I can engage in petty violence!"


"I think little boys being nazis is just nature and not how shitty men like me raise them"

Laugh at these obsolete dinosaurs as the world passes them by.

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this is cirno


It got jannied :marseyitsover:

Captain Save A Hoe to the rescue!

He avoided bank transactions and received his wages in cash. He also did not possess a health insurance card or driver's license and received treatment at the hospital at his own expense.

Based and cyberpunk pilled.


Orange Site:

Behold, America's best and brightest :marseyretard3:

:#mutttantrum: :#!marseychingchongsupremacy:

Its Neighbor History Month! I'm gonna list my Top 10 Neighbor movies of all time!

As a Kinophile, I've watched many movies out of sheer boredom. Here are my Top 10 Black movies of all time! If its not listed, then its not worth watching as a non-Black aka the average rdramacel. You can trust me! I'm a gook. I know movies and I know racism. My taste is refined so you can trust my taste!

Honorary Mentions: Not in my top 10 but movies I'd recommend you to at least watch once.

  • Rush Hour - Jackie Chan carries this thus not on the list. Christ Tucker could be swapped out for literally any black comedian.

  • Miles Morales Spooderman - I'm not even sure if this is actually a "black" movie, a lot of the themes in the series is more Latinx and incel-coded than Black American coded in my opinion.

  • Shaft - Honestly thought about making this #10 as a shit-post entry but decided against it. Still a fun movie to watch.

  • Brooklyn's Finest - Strong cast, under-rated movie.

  • Sorry to Bother You - Its an interesting movie. Worth a watch.

  • Barbershop series and Friday series - I've learned to much about Black Culture from this. And you can too!

#10 - Creed

I like Michael B. Jordan. He is the Wayne Brady of the 21st Century. Its a solid movie. 8/10

#9 - The Green Book

Its alright. Realized I don't actually like many Black movies. Black movie for white people. But this was good enough. 8/10

#8 - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

If only black gangsters acted like Ghost Dog. Then they wouldn't have been muscled out of the drug trade by the latinx and neo-nazis. 8/10

#7 - Coming to America

Funny movie. Funny man. 8/10

#6 - Get Out

Jordan Peele's ONLY good movie. Fight me. 8/10

#5 - BlacKKKlansman

Strong cast, above average script, lackluster camera-work. I give it an 8.5/10

#4 - Glory

Should be a mandatory movie to watch to be an American citizen. 8.5/10

#3 - Django Unchained

Strong cast, good script, fun camera-work, fun movie. 9/10

#2 - American Gangster

Strong cast, strong script, fun plot. 9/10

#1 - Bad Boys

Peak 90s. 10 outta 10

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