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by Marlayna
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674445

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

Why are 11s11e, 11s11w, 11n11w and 11n11e completely blank? The S ones are black, and the N ones are white. A rudimentary steganalysis reveals nothing. (Before anyone asks, the images exist, and it isn't just being filled in) I've hardly ever seen Randall add blank images for no reason, and the coo...
by Marlayna
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1110:"Click and Drag"
Replies: 595
Views: 674445

Re: 1110:"Click and Drag"

I found a whale in the sky. Now to find the Petunias! Well, there *is* something else falling in 6n5w, but I don't know what it's supposed to be. Can anyone help me with the references in 18s3e (rectangular thing chasing woman with pickaxe), 1n18e ("stupid freebsd") and 1n36e ("don't...
by Marlayna
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1075: "Warning"
Replies: 112
Views: 30786

Re: 1075: "Warning"

Why would speed make a difference? Acceleration is the only factor that could have an effect on us, and our car doesn't accelerate very much for very long.
by Marlayna
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"
Replies: 238
Views: 51738

Re: 1070: "Words for Small Sets"

Once you come to an agreement on how many items a couple, a few, several, etc., are, ask them if the same holds true for minutes. "Oh, I'll be there in a few minutes." To me, this indicates how many five minute sets, such as a couple minutes is 10 minutes. If you tell me to wait for a cou...
by Marlayna
Wed May 02, 2012 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 88019

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

This is one of those comics that makes me wonder if I'm living in an alternate universe. I have heard the same arguments against music, speaking a foreign language, etc.. i kind of think math got it relatively light compared to some other subjects. As for cooking, I have to assume the comic means s...
by Marlayna
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

and learning to to get frustrate and just walk if they don't sense mutual interest.[/i]) The part that's in italics is something you shouldn't have to learn. Any decent human being knows to do that. Really? I was an extremely decent 16 year old. Far more decent than now. I didn't know how to do tha...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

The part that's in italics is something you shouldn't have to learn. Any decent human being knows to do that. Like that guy here? http://xkcd.com/513/ That guy is not a decent human being (because he only sees friendship as a means to an end, and because he is willing to take advantage of someone's...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

The part that's in italics is something you shouldn't have to learn. Any decent human being knows to do that. Like that guy here? http://xkcd.com/513/ That guy is not a decent human being (because he only sees friendship as a means to an end, and because he is willing to take advantage of someone's...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

But maybe you can answer the question I posed earlier then. If a woman uses the extreme makeup methods I linked earlier and goes on a first date, should she not show her date a picture of what she looks like without it? Do you show your dates pictures of what you would look like if you hadn't shave...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

The ability to be respectful is something you had to learn ? I'll answer this with your own post. Honest ignorance of societal norms may come across as creepy, but it really isn't. Willful ignorance is. If someone honestly tries to be considerate of my emotions but misinterprets them because of ine...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

Didn't we just spend 30+ page on this thread discussing that not all PUA tactics is about manipulating girls into having sex with them? Insofar as they are "tactics" and not "social skills", there is a degree of manipulation involved. Did we not restate time and time again that ...
by Marlayna
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

Princess, you are assuming that we are just some creep that lives in the basement and doesn't socialize (how does one go to bars and clubs and pick up girls if they don't go out and socialized anyways???) . Some of us WERE those people; we keep pondering to ourselves why girls don't like us. Stuff ...
by Marlayna
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

The bolded confuses me because it leaves out the fact that you will be taught not to do something and decide to do it anyway (as a example, if 100% of children were taught not to steal it doesn't mean that they might not do it anyway), which makes it seem like a way to straw man stupid statistical ...
by Marlayna
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Apart from the coercion angle, there's something else that bothers me with these guys: The damn condescension . I look at those "pickup lines" they listed and I get this vibe that they treat us like children. "Ooh, your nose moves when you talk! Lookee here!" is something I would...
by Marlayna
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

A good post, but messed up at a fundamental level. Differences between male and female behavior and preferences are not (entirely) social constructs. They are biological constructs as a result of evolution, and they are not going to change the the rate our man made civilization has changed. Everyth...
by Marlayna
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Huh? When did I say anything like that? I said you think women are into you, not that you are always turned on. And you're missing the point. I believe you when you say that you, or the guy in the video, or similarly-minded people wouldn't resort to physical violence. But the women you approach don'...
by Marlayna
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

TheHMan wrote:There seems to be a fillter that changes all my worrds to stuff like breadpin, HULK, nose picking and what not. Is there any way to turn it off??


It's always turned on. Kind of like how women are supposed to be, in the mind of guys like you.
by Marlayna
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Withinthismind, tell me where you live so I never ever go there.

I think I'll get PTSD just from reading this stuff.
by Marlayna
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

I think a lot of hate towards nosepick comes from people not understanding it. You'll read some about it, you'll see some extreme examples ("The claw!"). I'd like to refer you to the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8omK5D18j0 . Please watch it entirely. Is this guy a scum...
by Marlayna
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

And another thing: If you're wondering if a course of action is manipulative, ask yourselves: Would a woman tell me to do that to her? Would I tell someone to do that to me? For instance, someone here mentioned that a woman told him that he shouldn't phone the next day after a date because he comes ...
by Marlayna
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

It's ok if someone wants me just for sex, as long as they make sure we're on the same page. If they lead me on to believe that they'd give me more than they're actually prepared to give, by feigning interest in my life, they're being deceitful and manipulative. It's ok if someone wants me for my boo...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

The reason why the PUA community says that attraction must come before friendship isn't because it's not possible the other way around, but because if you build a friendship with someone, and then reveal that you wanted to be with them the whole time, that's deceitful and manipulative. No, it isn't...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

There is an element of immorality in many of these (some more than others), as manipulation is immoral. PUA manipulation is particularly immoral because it concerns the sensitive matter of sex. I think I see where you're coming from. I don't think someone who was taught these skills through life ex...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

The reason why the PUA community says that attraction must come before friendship isn't because it's not possible the other way around, but because if you build a friendship with someone, and then reveal that you wanted to be with them the whole time, that's deceitful and manipulative. No, it isn't...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Speaking as a guy who was a complete chump in high school and a mediocre PUA in college, there's a lot of guys out there who just don't know how to handle women at all. There we go again. People aren't meant to be "handled". :roll: Then what is the whole point of social skills, then? Faci...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

. But they should not act in ways that don't come naturally to them, in order to control other people's behaviour. That's a deceitful and anti-social practice. Throughout my life I have been put through or sought out: - Leadership training - Conflict resolution training - Sales Training - Customer ...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

chrisvalentine wrote:Speaking as a guy who was a complete chump in high school and a mediocre PUA in college, there's a lot of guys out there who just don't know how to handle women at all.


There we go again.

People aren't meant to be "handled". :roll:
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

I don't think anyone "should" have sex. No one "deserves" sex. It's not a prize you get for being successful, or clever, or nice, or good-looking, or decent, or indecent, or articulate, or young, or caring, or whatever. It's not a prize, period. It's ok to look for sex, as it's ...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Most of the people who become interested in PUA are lonely introverts who haven't been properly socialized. They most likely tried to find love through openness and honesty; that simply doesn't work unless you have natural game. When you're in a position where you don't tend to naturally attract fe...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

There is a difference in mentality. The focus should be on yourself, not on others. That way you stay honest and you don't overstep boundaries. Not overstepping boundaries that is an argument that one strategy is more successful than another, not more moral, right or honest. How so? So what do you ...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

I'll repeat what I said about that comic: This is an insulting accusation. I love someone. I think they're great. I enjoy their company, so I ask for their company. I enjoy doing things with them, so I ask to do things with them. If it comes to a point where it feels natural to start dating them, I...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

There is a difference between asking yourself "what can I do to enhance and/or better present my pleasant and interesting attributes?" and asking yourself "what can I do to make this person think or act the way I want?" Why would you want to enhance your presentation? Seriously,...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Marlayna. You both state that you try to make friends with someone you love, and that SEDUCTION IS WRONG. Can't you see that in that example you are trying to seduce the person you're in love with, through the path of friendship? Of course not! I'm not trying to achieve a goal through friendship. F...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Marlayna. You both state that you try to make friends with someone you love, and that SEDUCTION IS WRONG. Can't you see that in that example you are trying to seduce the person you're in love with, through the path of friendship? Of course not! I'm not trying to achieve a goal through friendship. F...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Oh wait, getting a partner by definition involves seduction ...what encyclopedia are you reading from? Seduction is wrong. Manipulation is wrong in general See there’s your problem already. First of all, you think that seduction is “nothing but evil manipulation”. Ignoring the fact that people do s...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

trying to make friends with someone you're in love with What. The. Fuck. How can you be in love with someone you're not even friends with? That makes no sense. Lol, guys, there are many pathologies and non-pathologic states, in which this is possible. If only because love is a different emotion tha...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

markfiend wrote:
Marlayna wrote:trying to make friends with someone you're in love with

What. The. Fuck.

How can you be in love with someone you're not even friends with? That makes no sense.


It happens.
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Oh wait, getting a partner by definition involves seduction ...what encyclopedia are you reading from? Seduction is wrong. Manipulation is wrong in general, because it infringes on people's right to judge and make rational decisions based on true facts and free of any kind of pressure you may exert...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SEDUCE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn. Is it that hard to grasp? Friendships should grow smoothly out of relationships. When they have problems, you should be there for them, night after night, selflessly, until one day, in a moment of weakness, and loneliness, they give in. Now th...
by Marlayna
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281068

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Eh, PUA detractors, which of the following statements do you dispute? [list=]If you practice doing something, you’ll tend to get better at it The PUA community has a lot of practice at trying to seduce women, and thus tend to be better at it than most people There’s probably a decent correlation be...

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