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Title: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Don Strudel 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?
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: PGM1961 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.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: jmcdermottuk on November 02, 2010, 11:18:57 PM
Just refer to is as "dusk", problem solved.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Azz on November 02, 2010, 11:35:33 PM
Twilight twilight twilight twilight twilight twi :suicide: light

It's just a joke.



Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Radical21 on November 02, 2010, 11:47:02 PM
Twatlight, problem solved
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Nigama 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.

Nigama
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: _username on November 03, 2010, 02:18:45 AM
Twi :suicide: light
:chinscratch: We might have a new winner.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta 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.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Signothorn 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:
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: PGM1961 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.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta on November 03, 2010, 06:58:05 PM
:S
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Porphyria 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.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: _username 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.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta on November 04, 2010, 06:24:01 AM
I only saw the so called unveiling scene of the movie. I laught my ass off.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: PGM1961 on November 05, 2010, 02:35:57 PM
You mean when he shows her how he sparkles in the sunlight?  That was so stupid.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta on November 05, 2010, 04:52:46 PM
Yup. That's the one.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Malavis on November 05, 2010, 08:52:05 PM
Finding out that tw :suicide:light was censored on the chat and forum totally made my day. Esp since you can swear your ass off in chat and the only thing that got censored was sparklevamp.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Adrian on November 10, 2010, 07:02:54 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.

Call me idealistic, but I care about that stuff.
And, really, who gives a shit if someone makes a referrence to a mediocre vampire series/flick?

Heh - I used to hang out at Poppy Z. Brite's usenet group and she would go ballistic at the mere mention of Ann Rice. I love Poppy's work, but GEEZ...
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: _username on November 12, 2010, 02:23:06 AM
Call me idealistic, but I care about that stuff.
Probably opening a can of brain worms or something, but I'm curious.  How much do you care?  Enough to do something about it?  If so, what exactly?
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Aydoo on November 12, 2010, 02:53:09 AM
Something something---

(http://www.sammiekennedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Care+Bear+Stare.jpg)
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Oscar on November 12, 2010, 08:19:32 AM
Something something---

Something and something and something of may
I don't have feelings 'cause feelings are gay
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: PGM1961 on November 12, 2010, 09:44:06 AM
I never watched the Care Bears, but I assume when their little 'Light Beams of Goodness' fail, they just maul their opponents, right?  Because they're friggin' BEARS.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Adrian on November 12, 2010, 10:52:19 AM
Call me idealistic, but I care about that stuff.
Probably opening a can of brain worms or something, but I'm curious.  How much do you care?  Enough to do something about it?  If so, what exactly?

Aside from attending the occasional demonstration, not much.  And since the worst that will get you in this country is a beat-down from the cops, it's a largely symbolic act.

Point taken, I guess.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Aydoo on November 12, 2010, 07:21:23 PM
If by maul, you mean hug then yes. They're living stuffed animals that seek to spread lovvvvvvvveeeeeeee......... and rape.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Javokis on November 12, 2010, 09:11:54 PM
If I were a deviant mad scientist attempting to find an outside-of-the-box solution, I would try to find a way to turn Viagra into a deploy-able bio-weapon for which I launch upon every city on the planet. The ensuing masses of horny gramps spreading granny porn throughout the streets would surely invoke the Wrath of God. Anyone who looks upon the horror will be turned into a pillar of sand. None will survive.

Problem solved.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Malavis on November 12, 2010, 09:13:50 PM
If I were a deviant mad scientist attempting to find an outside-of-the-box solution, I would try to find a way to turn Viagra into a deploy-able bio-weapon for which I launch upon every city on the planet. The ensuing masses of horny gramps spreading granny porn throughout the streets would surely invoke the Wrath of God. Anyone who looks upon the horror will be turned into a pillar of sand. None will survive.

Problem solved.

Holy Christ...
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: _username on November 12, 2010, 11:08:45 PM
Not the Wrath of God.  Rather, planetary censorship annihilation, courtesy of V-GINY.  It has all been foretold in Futurama.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Malavis on November 12, 2010, 11:39:22 PM
Hey as long as the suicide booths still only cost a quarter.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: Javokis on November 13, 2010, 01:50:28 AM
Not the Wrath of God.  Rather, planetary censorship annihilation, courtesy of V-GINY.  It has all been foretold in Futurama.

No no no! There needs to be hellfire and brimstone. It's more fun that way.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: PGM1961 on November 13, 2010, 04:19:25 AM
If I were a deviant mad scientist attempting to find an outside-of-the-box solution, I would try to find a way to turn Viagra into a deploy-able bio-weapon for which I launch upon every city on the planet. The ensuing masses of horny gramps spreading granny porn throughout the streets would surely invoke the Wrath of God. Anyone who looks upon the horror will be turned into a pillar of sand. None will survive.

Hey!  What do you have against granny porn?  Summa dem chicks is hawt!
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta on December 17, 2010, 09:21:41 AM
*practicing necromancy*
Bring on Gehenna. Ah...I can almost feel the warm from the lake of fire.
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: _username on December 18, 2010, 01:44:11 AM
*practicing Obliette (http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Argos), sending kabatta straight into the Tempest*

What, you didn't think the avatar was just for show, did you?
Title: Re: Why censoring the word "Twi Light" is stupid
Post by: kabatta on December 18, 2010, 07:40:49 AM
Fun.  :iceburn: