Oh, Shotie. I don't usually say this, but... LOL. F'real. LOL. LOL. LOLLERSKATES.
Aye, indeed I did. And I grew up and moved the f*ck on. I realized it was stupid, and unimportant and finally stopped caring. I only come here to keep up on friends.
And also to run around telling people to mind their own business... which is pretty ironic... considering that it means you're minding their
business. But since you can't seem to get analogy
, I'm not surprised you don't get irony
And wow...comparing hacking in a videogame to Hitler killing Jews?
Just wow. I am just so utterly sad someone drew that comparison.
Except I didn't, dear girl. I drew an analogy between YOUR STATEMENT and this situation to a POEM which was a STATEMENT about another situation. Drawing an analogy is not saying: this thing is like this other thing in all ways. Let's turn to the trusty ol' dictionary for the real definition!
a·nal·o·gy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-nl-j)
n. pl. a·nal·o·gies
1. Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.
2. A comparison based on such similarity. See Synonyms at likeness.
Remember, kids (those of you a few years older than Carver, at least!), you learned these for SAT prep! Analogies take two similar things, and two OTHER similar things, and draw the same relationship! Apples are to oranges (both fruits) as snow peas are to carrots (both vegetables). Does that mean they're all the same? Why, no!
So let's look at the analogy at hand (in convenient outline format for our slower classmates):
I. Current situation:
A. CP cheats (and apparently, a few other members of HackRoses do as well).
B. Shotie says "STFU people! If it doesn't affect YOU, what does it matter!"
II. Many decades ago
A. Hitler mows through minorities in Germany.
B. Everyone not getting killed says (at first), "STFU people! If it doesn't affect YOU, what does it matter!"
Look very closely at point B... wherein we are comparing a poem written about attitudes to Shotie's attitude toward the situation at hand. As distasteful a situational example genocide may be, it is very clear and a cultural milestone with which we are all familiar -- as is the poem. But let's give Shotie a gold star anyway for giving her best effort
at understanding. I'm sure she gave it the old college try.
But that's not the only analogy in this thread! Let the learning continue:
To label an entire LS off the actions of 2-3 people is totaly ignorant no matter what course of action those 2-3 people took. "example" Today a man was brutally slain by 2 black men with close ties to a gang refered to as "The Bloods". By reading that does this mean that all black men are mac10 toating gang banging murderers? Sorry but no, and to label honest members of my linkshell including myself with a title such as Hackroses makes you no better than the local racist screaming out @#%^ everytime he sees a black man. You should be ashamed of yourself and really need to get in touch with your morale sense of values. I'm not saying what they did was right, but they are grown men and thier decisions thier own, they knew the consequences and they paid the price, many of us choose a different path but we chose to stick together because of who we are, no matter what you say or what you do that will never change unless we make it so. Other than that theres not much really to say, I'm a proud member of BR, probably always will be for as long as I play this game, I don't cheat or hack, and for you to be prejudice towards me simply because of my relation to people on this server just proves what an ignorant biggot you are so keep your hate /tells to yourself, my blacklist is getting full. Anywho time to wrap it up, and in the words of "The Man" himself, may the first among you without sin cast the first stone.
First, isn't it great that it's okay for this guy to compare murder to hacking, but it's not okay for me to invoke a poem about Hitler? ^.^ Situational disgust... it's so beautiful... but not the point here.
Now, Sachmo, let's examine your analogy. You're saying this:
1. Two black men who may or may not be members of a gang allegedly committed murder (in your example).
2. Assuming that all black men must therefore be gang members is fallacious.
#2 is actually correct! You're right, it would in fact be fallacious and distasteful! However... that doesn't really apply in this situation. It would have to apply like this:
1. Crazypluto, who plays FFXI, hacked.
2. Assuming that all FFXI players must therefore be hacking is fallacious.
THAT would apply and would be correct. But that's not what's being said. What's being said is:
1. Crazypluto, a member (er... the leader) of BlackRoses, hacked.
2. Therefore, ALL members of BlackRoses might be hacking.
To compare to your example, you would need to say this:
1. Two members of the Bloods committed murder.
2. Therefore, ALL members of the Bloods might be committing murder.
But nice try also! You can have a gold star, too. We like to reward effort
In all seriousness... Almalexia seems to have the best grasp of the situation. The leader of a shell is the key representative, though ALL members are representatives as well.
An apology isn't going to undo what you've done to your LS, Crazypluto. They can't "unspend" the dirty gil. They're not going to toss the ill-gotten equipment. They can't erase the titles. Thier shame is locked to their characters until the day they're deleted. It's a travesty.
I'm not saying that the entire BlackRoses LS is bad, but Crazypluto sure did a bang-up job of making it look that way.