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why do we accept malevolent violence as entertainment
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Those quotes were within 10 minutes of when I posted them.

More lively and intelligent? Perhaps.

Work with them? No. The sheer number of irrelevant and/or misinformed posts makes anyone not in the thread from the start unable to contribute unless he/she wants to waste 2 hours reading through the irrelevant stuff for a few genuinely thoughtful posts. But this doesn't stop most people -- they put in their 2 cents before disappearing forever, usually adding to the number of irrelevant replies.

If you really want a genuine back and forth, stick to the personal I.D. group forums, imo. That's as good as it'll get.
Posted 2/5/08
what you mean like the pain series?
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if it doesnt really hurt any1 in real life...y not...its acting and cg
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I think that people likes it because we are no longer in a situation of life or death.

When you are in a secure place, feed, with a warm cozy house... you want to feel danger. You want to feel like something may happen. You want to feel like if everything you had, you could lose it. Make it like if it worth something. Make you love it more. Because you could lose your peacefull little suburban life.

Violents games, guns, diseases... hell we even have a zombie obsession lately. I think its to give sense to our life. Things always feel like if they worth more when they can be lost.

And to answer our lovely grumpy unhappy DK sweetheart: (carefull, hate mail comming your way)
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Posted 2/6/08
guess i set my self up for failure posting it on general
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It is the fault of those chemicals in your brain. You can actually feel the excitement, the rush under your skin. There is no "why" to it.

Try to imagine what sort of violent entertainment we used to watch before TV. lol
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Posted 2/6/08
because it makes us feel alive...
and it also entertaining --- maybe that's the real reason??
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because people like the fact that there is violence on the show, i just this comes into action movies as well.
but i like watching action movies and to round it off, different taste
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dj_catmix wrote:

guess i set my self up for failure posting it on general


Dont say that, its a excellent subject. Why we love violence? why its appealing to us? Its a great subject =P dont worrry about it ^_^ I liked it ^_^
Posted 2/6/08
HMMM..................wouldnt this be kinda like......catharsis? i mean all of us have some violence we want to unleash right? so watching and playing violent things provide a vicarious outlet to the vicious instincts......right? since most people really dont get express the feelings of hunting/killing-with-their-own-hands we like to watch other people do it.....you know games like manhunt and movies like saw or Friday the 13th and stuff like that......so yeah violence in entertainment is good to a point.........the point being 7/8 year olds going on killing sprees, if that doesnt happen then im all for the fake blood all over the place ~_^
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DKangN3 wrote:

Let me grab a few quotes from the most recent posts in the ED section.

"eww...its like FUCKING urself..........."

"who cares a long as you do it in your own room"

"yeah too many come to america. they need to stay in mexico, but that place sucks."

Three quotes from three threads, all while under the ED wing.

98% of the posts in ED are like the above, as opposed to 99% in General.

So that's why I say they're no different. What about you?


I agree, theres just nothing stopping them, as someone predicted, this E.D section has just become another general section. Damn him/her for being right.

Back on topic, I've thought about this, and I didn't really come up with any answer as to why we find other peoples misfortunes entertaining.

Thinking about this reminds me of the Socrates <> Glaucon argument (and that it was discussed today at an event). And right now I have no clue....
Back to math homework

I seem to have missed the point of this thread.


Hylia wrote:

I think that people likes it because we are no longer in a situation of life or death.

When you are in a secure place, feed, with a warm cozy house... you want to feel danger. You want to feel like something may happen. You want to feel like if everything you had, you could lose it. Make it like if it worth something. Make you love it more. Because you could lose your peacefull little suburban life.

Violents games, guns, diseases... hell we even have a zombie obsession lately. I think its to give sense to our life. Things always feel like if they worth more when they can be lost.

And to answer our lovely grumpy unhappy DK sweetheart: (carefull, hate mail comming your way)



I certainly have a zombie obsession at the moment. Nothing more satisfying than imagining myself taking out zombies left and right, they advance up I SHOOTEM and ..yeah.

But yeah, you strike up a good point. Our modern lives are probably so lacking in adrenalin compared to our old-age ancestors that even watching others (actors, hell, even anime characters) doing such deeds is welcome. I can't say many people start to appreciate their lives when they watch movies dealing with danger and life/death situations, and tis a shame that so many take it for granted. Actually experiencing a dangerous situation would probably indeed help them on their way, though they'd probably forget it after a year.
Though I think people like to see violence and such on what they watch for the excitement and adrenalin that they most likely lack.

(Spoiler tags, nice to learn about them)


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Well others are too lazy to read such long descriptions and come here to reply to stupid threads like "how do i get a b.f" (>________>);


How do I get a b.f? (>______>)
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I think in most cases, it's for the excitement and fascination with violence. I think people can identify with the aggression as well.

Someone mentioned something about violence giving sense to our lives. I agree with that because violence brings up issues with ethics and morals.
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its part of human nature it will always be there ....the nature to kill and to be the dominant species or in this cases human being...its that sensation that guides us back to the animal in us, that unrelenting, alway hungry for killing, and war craving minds we have...and these violence on tv gives us that taste, that peek, that craving that we want for a a long time
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Posted 2/6/08
because we love violence and it usually helps when the story is shit.
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It is not direcly the violence to most people. It's the adventure. People usually have boring lives, at least in the sense that noone tries to blow you away on a daily basis. That is why simply letting people blast away doesn't work for most people. A plot is needed. The plot and what happens is the stimuli and the adventure. People want to live an adventure through it. The violence per se is secondary, which is why some people prefer thrillers, because they have a better sense of reality through it, and that is more important to them, it is about how you want to experience teh adventure. If it was really about our desire to blow away we would choose target practicing instead. People don't (they amy choose both of course, and I am not labelling people who shoot as violent, just using an example) because it's the adventure that's important. What people want from an adventure changes through time, and it is natural that the post-war generation usually not living a life of violence a-plenty, tend to favor more violence.
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I actually don't enjoy to much violence...but if it helps with a plot I guess I don't mind it. Still, violence for the sake of violence is stupid.
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