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    bigfatround0 reacted to Darklord Rooke in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    I didn't say it was. I just said it was abuse, which isn't always criminal. And that you can be held to account, that is you could be fired (even though what you said isn't illegal, and you can get fired for some ridiculously low-grade stuff these days.) 
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    bigfatround0 reacted to *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Why is it so hard to simply police yourself to avoid some words? It won't hurt anyone, as opposed to keep on using them, which will actually hurt some people.
    Also, I'm pretty sure the intent, as you say, behind most of those words is almost never good. Stupid, retarded, mad, crazy, etc are almost always used as a form of insult or verbal attack.
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    bigfatround0 got a reaction from *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Wait so if getting offended really is a choice, why would your sister or cousin get offended? And why would you get offended? Doesn't seem like you think it's a choice when it comes to your family. Kind of a double standard don't you think?
    I agree that it's pointless and I even mentioned it...
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    bigfatround0 reacted to *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    You're saying those people told you they were in a better or equal social position compared to able-bodied individuals?
    Comparing a lady with a bad odor with using a part of oppressed people's bodies with negative connotation is not a fair comparison. The latter is an attack that is personally harmful and reinforces the disadvantageous position some people have, and the former is a just small discomfort. @bigfatround0 made a pretty good comparison. 
    @Darklord Rooke, what I'm trying to say here is that if you don't have to sacrifice much to avoid offending some people, then do so. There isn't much sacrifice in avoiding certain words. Noone will even notice, in case you care about your surroundings' opinions on you. So, if it will make some people feel better, why not do it?
    It's funny how you, in one paragraph, tells me how an 'insult' is different from an 'offense', implying that the former is always bad and the latter is sometimes just nitpicking; and, in another paragraph, you insist on using a word to insult people, claiming it's an "excellent descriptive word".
    What exactly are you implying here? That we should stop trying to eliminate ableism from our society because it's 'normal'? Or that we should do that, as we are in a position in which we are able to do so? I'm confused.
    Humans usually want to be equal to their surroundings. When everyday they see that they can't do a lot of tasks most people can, I don't think they won't feel "limited", at least to some extent.
    That's why my advice is to avoid those words not only around disabled people, but around everyone else as well.
    I'm mentally disabled, you know. I'm autistic. Thus, I'm not 'speaking for someone else'.
    Asterisks? What are you talking about?
    Don't see how trying to raise awareness for disabled people is considered being "liberal".
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    bigfatround0 reacted to RedK in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Great post as always Sana-sama
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    bigfatround0 reacted to *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    No, it's not. It's a fact. And we need to recognize it in order to help those people.
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    bigfatround0 reacted to *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Well, you shouldn't. First, because I'm not telling you how to conduct, I'm giving an advice so that you can make some people's lives better. Second, because, unless you are disabled, you're benefiting from your privilege within a society with institutionalized ableism. In other words, your situation is a hundred times better than those that are actually suffering.  
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    bigfatround0 reacted to *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Nowadays, verbal insults are the most common forms of aggression. Bullying, arguments, humiliation, all those usually come through verbal attacks. Sure, there are people who are less susceptible to it, but I don't know anyone who doesn't care or isn't emotionally affected at all by verbal attacks. If you don't, you are a very lucky person. Too bad other people aren't like you. 
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    bigfatround0 got a reaction from *anoyoruniyakusokushita in Offensive ableist expressions you are probably using on your daily life   
    Guess you haven't heard of words like nigger, spic, chink, cracker, etc. Some words hold actual power over people. Even more so if those words are associated with a history of hate and making others feel like they're less than human.
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    bigfatround0 reacted to Chuee in Save the Visual Novels! Eat the Whales!   
    What kind of fan-translations are you playing? At least from what I've played, most have glaring mistakes. This game read 10x better than most fan-translations I've read. The only problems being the translation choice that's currently driving you insane, some wording choices I felt were wrong, and the few translation errors I caught. The norm for fan-translations is stuff done by Ixrec or TakuJun which read stilted as ever-living hell. If you think this is a horrible translation I'm not sure you could read through something like Fate/Stay Night and actually survive. 
     
     
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    bigfatround0 reacted to Darbury in Save the Visual Novels! Eat the Whales!   
    If you're confused about why things don't flow well, then just ask. No need to stand on my front porch and hurl insults.
    You'll find I'm good like that.
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    bigfatround0 reacted to storyteller in Save the Visual Novels! Eat the Whales!   
    I wasn't sure how to make it sound like it wasn't just you. I'm aware you aren't the only one who's unhappy.
    Even if this is the case, a strong, reasoned out argument is going to do more good than just headlong bashing.
    It doesn't reflect well on the people/cause you're supporting, even if there are others that have already done the arguing for you. 
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    bigfatround0 reacted to Darklord Rooke in Save the Visual Novels! Eat the Whales!   
    Uncommon word usage, in comparison to other VN translations, is actually a good thing. This is because most VN translations use incredibly basic and rudimentary language, to the extent that it sounds like it was written by somebody still in school. I've heard people complain about complex language usage in VN translations before, but when I had a look the language use was quite normal. 
    When something's bad the first place to jump on it is 4chan. ESPECIALLY when the 'bad' thing originated from Fuwanovel, because they love to put the boot into Fuwa. But not even 4chan complained about the editing found in this game. And (imo) there's been far worse translations than this *shudders*
    Also, you're free to complain, I do it all the time. You should keep in mind though that a lot of people (not on 4chan) will get ticked if you complain without providing reasons. So if you don't provide any, you should expect one of the first questions thrown back at you to be 'how so'?
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    bigfatround0 reacted to Chuee in Save the Visual Novels! Eat the Whales!   
    I'd much rather take that than having to reword sentences constantly in my head while reading something or having to deal with transliterating dots (god this annoys me so damn much now). I've had problems with the way certain words or phrases were translated in official translations, even phrases that were reoccurring. Though maybe I just didn't care that much about the tricky use of tricky because I lost interest in this game after like an hour in the first route. Oh well.  
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