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  •  similar rationalizations are used by... (0+ / 0-)

    .... the middle class consumers of powdered cocaine, and various groups of workers who occasionally use meth for "productivity."

    In general I agree with you about many things.

    But in specific, I find the idea of getting pleasure from violence, whether fictional or real, to be downright fucking sick, approximately similar to coprophilia.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 07:50:22 PM PDT

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    •  I got the same pleasure from nethack. (1+ / 0-)
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      Which was an adventure video game crafted entirely from ascii characters - your player was a letter, various monsters were different letters or characters.  You explored, you 'fought and 'killed' the other letters.  To some of us, fictional 'violence' isn't the same as real violence.  The point of the games isn't the violence, it's the story arc of the game, and fooling your brain into thinking you've accomplished some task.  When you're in a real world in which external factors can basically wall you off from accomplishments, these pseudo accomplishments can help stave off depression.

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