not your typical annihilatrix (furiosity) wrote,
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Thursday Four

0001 - "You're acting like an asshole so I don't want to talk to you" is not an example of the tone argument. The tone argument, roughly, claims that angry/upset/emotional people are outright wrong (or at least that their arguments are undeserving of consideration) merely because they're angry/upset/emotional. It's a stupid argument because 2+2 = 4 whether it is said calmly with a smile or if it's roared whilst brandishing a very big stick. However, not wanting to talk to someone with a big stick (or equivalent) is not by itself an indicator of dismissing their argument (unless you actually say that). "I don't have to listen to you" is not equivalent to "I don't want to talk to you".

0010 - Corollary: Being an asshole doesn't make one wrong, but one can be right and still be an asshole. If the focus is on fact and not conduct, there is no difference between being right nicely and being right rudely. Also, if you routinely choose to focus on conduct before you consider any facts, you will hopefully excuse me for backing away from you slowly while watching for any sudden movements. :D

0011 - I have been rewatching Babylon 5 at an accelerated pace due to having upped my daily exercise to 120 minutes from 40, and I can unequivocally say that Commander Susan Ivanova is one of the greatest characters OF ALL TIME. I had watched the series while it was still airing, and then my attention was stolen away by other shiny fandoms, but the rewatch reminded me that on the very short list of "characters I wish were real people", Ivanova is right up there with Ichigo from Bleach and Ellen Ripley from Aliens.

0100 - Ascension is going to be biweekly from now on instead of weekly. Spring has crept up on me; I have cosplays to work on, other things to write, and an epic trip to plan. The current chapter poll will stay open until this coming Monday, and the next chapter will be posted on the following Monday (March 21).
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