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A Difference Of Opinion, p5

March 20, 2019 by Tim


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Hunter
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Ethan: Master of subtlety

He’s taking the wrong approach… Or should we call it the Ethan approach.

Emily’s a smart woman, she’s gonna know what Ethan’s trying to do.

The direct approach is the only one that would work… Unfortunately I can’t think of a way to go about that without Ethan telling the truth.

Guybrush
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Guybrush

I like the way he “subtly” scoots right next to her xD

Spot on, yes. He should just flat-out stop trying to be subtle or astute. Those are so not his strong points.

Then again, part of not being very bright often involves being unaware of one’s own weak points. Thus his insisting on using those.

Steve
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Steve

Damned newspapers and their clickbait…wait, that’s a thing right?

Snark
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Snark

Readbait?…

halosty
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halosty

Newspapers are the oldest source of kid-shouting-headlines-on-the-corner-bait.

Guybrush
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Guybrush

Definitely a thing.

Newspapers have been doing it since the very beginning. It’s called sensationalism.

Clickbait is just the same concept.

Confirming once again, one of my usual sayings: That the Internet has nothing new. It just creates larger, easier and faster exposure for the same old stuff people have been doing since day one.

leduk
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leduk

that’s right but do we need larger,easier and faster bullshit?

Guybrush
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Guybrush

Definitely not.

But there’s other stuff, positive stuff… That gets better exposure too.

Unalloyed benefit just dont exist in this world.

It’s just a matter of discerning and choosing wisely. Reap the positive while avoiding the negative, within reason.

We’ll always have bullshitters to overcome, anyway.

Tue
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Tue

Aaah, the subtle point that so many people doesn´t actually read the article, and stick to the headline. 🙂

Though tbh its not like my faith in the journalistic entegrity is so high as to believe they are going to make a proper headline these days – let alone content with it.

halosty
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halosty

Ok, so, fire based powers aren’t great for being a superhero. Though we can’t say for sure that Fireside was the actual cause of the burning down. Perhaps Shurigo is also a pyromaniac.
However, if your fire based powers give you immunity to fire (and possibly smoke) and control over fire (so you can put it out), you can still be a great superhero, just not necessarily a crime-fighting one.

Him.
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Him.

He was actually there to put out the fire, but got sidetracked and ended up forgetting about the fire.
He’s immune to smoke inhalation, but all those other crazy chemicals…
Needless to say, he had a fine night afterwards.

Vandril
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Vandril

This is true. He’s obviously called fireside because he’s a firefighter on the side of being a superhero. He was there for the fire, and just happened to catch the arson, Shurigo, in the act!

Taylor
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Taylor

Is Emily playing a particular game Tim?

Javada
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Javada

Dump. Her. Problem. Solved.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Does it revolve around Ninjas with prosthetic limbs who may or may not have more than one life

Him.
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Him.

“Fireside” eh?
Seems like a…chatty fellow.
Suppose he does marshmallow commercials in his spare time then?

Jsn
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Jsn

Reading off a screen is normal behavior, and reading off paper isnt. That makes no sense. To be a sheep, and follow the norm or not be a sheep, and do your own thing.

keen
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keen

I hope she finds out and does his PR for him. I imagine he’d need alot of PR help. like “Oh my god how can i spin the fact that he exploded above an orphanage while fighting an explosion using villain and rained body parts onto kids” PR.

James Rye
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James Rye

Would be funny if after a couple days Ethan says to Lucas “…. are we the bad guys?”. XDDD

deakeeter
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deakeeter

Hans, are we zee baddies? lol

Barnabus
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Barnabus

I’m betting it’s gonna turn out SHE’S a super villian !!

nealithi
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nealithi

The question is not do powered heroes inflict property damage. It is what happens without them? IE only remove the heroes. Tentacle thing eats the residents and demolishes the building while the mayor has to beg for national guard intervention as this thing goes about causing more harm? There is always collateral damage. Even with police and regular criminals. But it scales. If the regular police could handle powered villains, then there would not be powered humans.

nealithi
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nealithi

Edit my last post. would not be powered Heroes.

Justin J. Conidaris
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He should just flat out say he’s a superhero, honestly. Obviously they won’t be together for much longer anyway.

The Schaef
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The Schaef

Extry, extry! Read all about it! Living Tentacle Infests Clinic! You won’t believe what happens next! Six reasons it’s everything we ever wanted! There’s only one problem! I was weeping by the end!

The rAt
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The rAt

In Ethan’s defense, not all of the facts in a news story are facts. Sure, facts are present. But, often, there are also “facts”, fact(?)s, facts(ish) – even FACTS. It’s tough to know these days what’s being included, omitted, overstated, understated, swept to the side, showcased, intentionally misrepresented, unintentionally misrepresented, sensationalized or minimized. It may be to sell papers/get clicks, service a particular agenda, or just good old-fashioned journalistic incompetence. Did Fireside start the fire, or set by the villain and just coincidence that s/he happens to (presumably) have fire powers? Was the villain targeting just the Clinic or part… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I mean there’s a reason the “do superheros cause more problems than they solve” is such a well worn trope. They DO cause a lot of collateral damage. The question is always going to boil down to whether the damage is “worth it” given the alternative of “no superhero. I think that the answer has to be that “yes it is worth it” because in a world where superpowers don’t pick good or bad people but just happen you’re going to end up with people, with powers, who are good and who are bad. And you need counters to the… Read more »

Gale
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Gale

a newspaper? where did he manage to find one of those?