The Debate Thread
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Hello, all my fellow Crunchyroll users! I didn't find any threads like this, so I decided to make one. This is my first thread, as I just figured out how to make one! Anyway, the purpose of this thread is to host debates, but you support your opposite side. For instance, if you like skittles, you argue for why M&Ms are better, if you are a Young Earth Creationist, you are arguing for Evolution, if you don't like English dubs, you argue for them! You argue against your own opinion! You can start debating about whatever topic you will.

This is for the purpose of hosting fun and educational experiences, while growing a greater sense of understanding. You should take your side very seriously, and there should be no oversimplifications or sarcastic remark, but you should seriously attempt to win the debate. As such, we should show the utmost respect to others and the Crunchyroll site rules. Happy debating everyone!
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Let me start this off!!!!!!!
Is Light Yagami from death note the villain or the protagonist
This has always been confusing for me because he's the main character but the bad guy and then that makes L the good guy but wouldn't L be the bad guy since the story is about Light?
Posted 6/27/14

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Let me start this off!!!!!!!
Is Light Yagami from death note the villain or the protagonist
This has always been confusing for me because he's the main character but the bad guy and then that makes L the good guy but wouldn't L be the bad guy since the story is about Light?


The protagonists don't necessarily have to be "good", they can be the villain of the story. Like in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, Macbeth is both the villain and the protagonist. Or in the recent Disney movie Maleficent... she's both the protagonist and the villain.


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OK, so I'll start off a topic to start this off.

In your opinion, do you feel that the state should have control of marriage laws? Now, defend the opposite position.
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Zhyguy wrote:

Let me start this off!!!!!!!
Is Light Yagami from death note the villain or the protagonist
This has always been confusing for me because he's the main character but the bad guy and then that makes L the good guy but wouldn't L be the bad guy since the story is about Light?


Response:The protagonist does not necessarily have to be the "good" character(not that good and bad actually exist).The protagonist is merely the character that goes through the biggest changes and has the biggest conflicts in the story.The antagonist is the person who brings the biggest conflict to the protagonist.Again,the antagonist isn't necessarily the "bad" character,either.

My topic: Are single-sex schools better for education?

Opinion:No,as the sole reason why it would be better for education is because the lack of distraction that relationships and attraction brings.This distraction is still present,however,as life outside of school continues and students who are willing to be distracted in class will still text,talk or otherwise be distracted in thought.Aside from that,there are those who are homosexual and would prefer single-sex schools for attraction and relationships.

Argument: Yes,they are better for education as while the distraction that sexual attraction is still present,the result is that students will still be more focused towards the lesson as there are no people of the opposite gender who would cause the thought of attraction in the first place.For relationships that are or have yet to be,students may still talk about these and text with their lovers outside of the lesson.

Opinion of this thread: Finally! I was itching to have a debate with someone for a while.

Edit:


villain


The counterparts of protagonists are not villains,that is a misconception.
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I believe that, concerning Abortion...Women should have the right to do whatever it is they like regarding the Procedure...Yes, even late term. I know that this is controversial, but I wonder if there is ANYONE else out there who feels the same way as I do...
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This topic is going all over the place...


Light is the protagonist,
since the story revolves around him
(both figuratively and, to an extent, literally).
He doesn't have to be "good".

Of course, you could interpret this and all those definitions in any way you want,
so who really cares if he's the protagonist or not?
He's still one of the better characters in anime.


I think the state should not control marriage laws.
People should have the freedom to choose how they want to wed.
Marriages are (should be) special to the involved party,
and be a moment to remember for the rest of their lives.

Defending the other side,
If the state does not act as a limiter,
you'll have a lot of ignorant people doing crazy stunts for their weddings,
only to divorce later and do it again-
kind of like a party.
Though it may be more fun,
it doesn't hold the same meaning.


I think single sex schools are...
wait, you've already done it all.
Ahem...
Single sex schools are better for education,
since there are less on-campus sexual distractions,
the students are more similar to each other, unifying them,
and they tend to uphold more traditional values where discipline is slightly more important than co-ed.

Other side:
Single sex schools are a terrible idea,
since they leave students unaware of and ignorant of the opposite gender,
inspiring curiosity that affects both studies and off-campus "activity".
Kind of the same as single race schools,
the attitude tends to be more biased,
and though it's a bit more specialized,
there is a lot of information that is either manipulated, left out or unsaid for certain reasons.


The counterpart for protagonist is antagonist,
as in the one that opposes the MC.
Who's good or bad doesn't matter,
it's all in the narration's perspective.

"Hero" would probably be a closer counterpart,
but then again, it's all up to interpretations.


Abortion should be decided by both "parents",
as it is their child,
so it is their decision.

Other side:
Abortion should not be allowed,
since it is the result of deliberate misdoings.
You reap what you sow,
and an unborn child should not have to be denied life to pay for it.
Start thinking and stop ruining society
with unplanned pregnancies and STDs.


...Let me catch my breath....


New Topic!

Society should start looking at violent video games with a more accusing eye than sexual games.
Debate the side that's opposite what you think,
and...
just do what you want...

...phew...
Sogno- 
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^ nice
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

This topic is going all over the place...


Light is the protagonist,
since the story revolves around him
(both figuratively and, to an extent, literally).
He doesn't have to be "good".

Of course, you could interpret this and all those definitions in any way you want,
so who really cares if he's the protagonist or not?
He's still one of the better characters in anime.


I think the state should not control marriage laws.
People should have the freedom to choose how they want to wed.
Marriages are (should be) special to the involved party,
and be a moment to remember for the rest of their lives.

Defending the other side,
If the state does not act as a limiter,
you'll have a lot of ignorant people doing crazy stunts for their weddings,
only to divorce later and do it again-
kind of like a party.
Though it may be more fun,
it doesn't hold the same meaning.


I think single sex schools are...
wait, you've already done it all.
Ahem...
Single sex schools are better for education,
since there are less on-campus sexual distractions,
the students are more similar to each other, unifying them,
and they tend to uphold more traditional values where discipline is slightly more important than co-ed.

Other side:
Single sex schools are a terrible idea,
since they leave students unaware of and ignorant of the opposite gender,
inspiring curiosity that affects both studies and off-campus "activity".
Kind of the same as single race schools,
the attitude tends to be more biased,
and though it's a bit more specialized,
there is a lot of information that is either manipulated, left out or unsaid for certain reasons.


The counterpart for protagonist is antagonist,
as in the one that opposes the MC.
Who's good or bad doesn't matter,
it's all in the narration's perspective.

"Hero" would probably be a closer counterpart,
but then again, it's all up to interpretations.


Abortion should be decided by both "parents",
as it is their child,
so it is their decision.

Other side:
Abortion should not be allowed,
since it is the result of deliberate misdoings.
You reap what you sow,
and an unborn child should not have to be denied life to pay for it.
Start thinking and stop ruining society
with unplanned pregnancies and STDs.


...Let me catch my breath....


New Topic!

Society should start looking at violent video games with a more accusing eye than sexual games.
Debate the side that's opposite what you think,
and...
just do what you want...

...phew...


I'm so frustrated right now.For the last half-hour I'd been writing a 1500 word essay on your new topic.I finish,and right when I was doing the finishing touches my electricity went out.I'm sorry,but I just can't be bothered to type that up again.
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