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Offline Don Strudel

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Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« on: November 02, 2010, 08:58:14 PM »
Twi Light is the word used in the new World of Darkness to refer to the state of being incorporeal. Ghosts and Spirits naturally exist in this state when they travel the material world.

It also makes up the title of the Russian novel Twi Light Watch, which has nothing to do with the Stephanie Meyer novel.

It also refers to the time of day known as dusk and dawn.

Why are the devs being such prudes and censoring a perfectly innocuous word just because it makes up the title of a female rape-fantasy novel?
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 10:08:30 PM »
It was only annoying to me when I had to edit my first Twilight reference; after that it was amusing.  It's something almost everyone who comes to this site can agree on -- they all seem to dislike the Twilight books and movies.

I'd probably have a few quirks on my website, as well.  (If I had one.)  I don't think it's that big a deal.
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 11:18:57 PM »
Just refer to is as "dusk", problem solved.

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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 11:35:33 PM »
Twilight twilight twilight twilight twilight twi :suicide: light

It's just a joke.




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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 11:47:02 PM »
Twatlight, problem solved

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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 01:18:28 AM »
I'm with Don as per my sig.  Edit your own posts, don't edit mine.  I was trying to make a point and used the word twilight.  I then had to go back and get creative in order to make my point.  What a nuisance!  I can't say I really care for the books, but if you're that insecure over the Twilight series you should get your head checked.  It's the worst thing about this forum I've encountered.

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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 02:18:45 AM »
Twi :suicide: light
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 07:15:24 AM »
I saw a great number of people coming with names from the book on the chat. To be overrun with those kids would be hell.
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 02:21:29 PM »
It really wasn't meant to prevent certain people from joining or as a means of censorship, just a running forum joke of sorts but the novelty has seemed to have worn off and people are getting offended because internet is serious business. I'll disable the wordfilter later today, after I go to Jolly Pirate Donuts and take a two hour shit... :toilet: Then I'll move the thread to the appropriate area of the forum... :puke:

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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 03:22:25 PM »
Yes indeed, the Internet is serious business... hard to believe anyone would be that offended by something so simple.  People slaughtered, more women raped every day in third world countries, yet we don't bother writing outraged letters about that stuff.  No, it's the (admittedly lame) joke on some forum that draws our ire.  Human nature, I guess.  And the World of Darkness is worse than this one?  Poor bastards.
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2010, 06:58:05 PM »
:S
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2010, 11:05:40 PM »
I admit I watched the first movie simply to see what the big deal was about, and because I like to form my own judgements. Yes, I came to the inevitable conclusion that it's completely retarded and abandoned it. (I was totally confused right from the beginning because it was daytime, and it got worse from there) but it is relatively harmless. In fact in Twilight being harmless is the whole point. So maybe female rape fantasy (not that the comment doesn't ring misogynistic in tone) isn't quite accurate.

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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2010, 04:14:08 AM »
People slaughtered, more women raped every day in third world countries, yet we don't bother writing outraged letters about that stuff.
The vast majority of people simply don't comprehend, let alone care about that.

What.

It's true.
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2010, 06:24:01 AM »
I only saw the so called unveiling scene of the movie. I laught my ass off.
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Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2010, 02:35:57 PM »
You mean when he shows her how he sparkles in the sunlight?  That was so stupid.
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