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why do we accept malevolent violence as entertainment
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Hylia wrote:
And to answer our lovely grumpy unhappy DK sweetheart: (carefull, hate mail comming your way)

If you not happy, if you want to have intelligent conversations, if those here dont suit your lovely adorables preferences, you can get the fuck off and stop bothering us with your emo like little whining. We are not forcing you to be here, but you sure getting on our nerves. Stop wasting the bandwith... or go back the the general section where you belong.

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I would LOVE to say im sorry, im in a bad mood, father got in hospital yet again, but no, it would be lying.
I'm not sorry at all.
Im a evil heartless bitch. Deal with it.

I realize that my posts were of no value to the thread and probably better off unsaid, but at this point, I've decided that since the unceasing tide of irrelevance will not cease, there was no reason for me to hold off on my irrelevancy as well. Understand that were standards to be raised, I'd be among the first to conform. That said, your point to me also has no value for several reasons.

a) I made no statement about being happy or unhappy with the state of things, nor about wanting intelligent conversation. I merely noted the conditions of the forum as I see them (with reason and evidence), to correct n_n303's view of them.

b) It's understandable that you might assume I'm unhappy and/or depressed, as I don't pepper my posts with exclamation marks and smiley faces. Nevertheless, it seems apparent to me that my posts weren't "emo like little whining[s]" in any way or form.

c) My previous posts were made with the thread still in the general section.

So! You can either follow your own advice and realize that I'm not forcing you to read my posts, or add "hypocritical" to your claim of being an "evil heartless bitch".

And in an attempt to make this post relevant, I will also add my opinion of the topic.

Most people have been saying that it's due to us trying to live vicariously through media, but that's only a small part of it. We can't have sex with midget clowns either, but you don't see -- well, I guess you could ... but my point is, not as widely. Violence being as widespread as it is in entertainment ties in with our society's perception and valuation of the "bad ass mother fucker". Basically, it's emotionally appealing and satisfying to see a BAMF in action. "I don't take no shit from nobody!" etc.

I think if you really look at it, that's the part most people enjoy, not so much the malevolent violence. The violence is there purely as a source of drama and entertainment. 'cause again, it's more emotionally satisfying to see somebody punch a dude who's just asking for it, rather than deal with it in a civilized manner.

Look at any anime that has a character with extraordinary abilities. There'll always come a scene when they're being punked and prodded by some over-confident whatevers, and always, he'll end up royally schooling them violently or with the threat of violence. This enjoyment does tie in with the chemical and mental reactions linked to the emotional investment of a viewer, as someone mentioned.

Edit: Why is my post all centered-like? o O Looks fine from this end.
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Posted 2/6/08
i was having this sort of question myself recently, but more about in person.

TV and games are one thing, mostly because we know it's not real, no one really got hurt.

But you also see people watching real fights, vicious ones even where people aren't just using their fists but like, lead pipes and tools and such. These people are nearly being killed, if not killed, and everyone else just watches and cheers on or joins in.
Recently at a Vietnamese new years celebration a fight broke out outside and two kids were ganged up on by about twelve with hockey sticks and other objects. They were hospitalized and the whole event was shut down.
The police say no one saw it because no one speaks up for it (which is somewhat understandable to keep themselves safe), but no one did anything during the fight either. They just watched it all happen and talked about it later to their friends, but refuse to insist that the people who ganged up on others actually be caught.

It's depressing, really.
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Posted 2/6/08
It's part of nature to kill. Violence has been outlawed for years. Humans covet for what they don't have and can't do. Porn, violence, it's what we can't do.
And life is already boring enough as it is, if movies were very realistic no one would watch them. We get enough reality everyday.
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Well its a form a projection and displacement toward your own anger sorta. LOL similar to what Sigmond Freud suggested, we are in constant struggle with id for pleasure and superego for what is morally right. And we have many defense mechanism to suppress our agression and sexual urges like displacement (redirecting your anger toward something else). Well thats one way to think of it lol, theres probably other reasons though.
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because of perverseness.

hm. have you read the black cat by edgar allan poe, or any of his works? they mostly highlight perverseness.
Posted 2/6/08
Because it is genuinely entertaining to us, why else?
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Posted 2/8/08
Well people are violent creatures. Some people say it relieves stress wtf
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24 / M / UK
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Posted 2/8/08
Im guessing people are curious with violence things because they might be wondering on how and why violent things can actually happen in reality...
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Posted 2/9/08
without it, many things just get boring
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24 / F / boring, bland ohio
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Posted 2/9/08
I think that seeing violence on TV is entertaining. However there's a point where it numbs one too real life violence. I am not for more restrictions. However I think parents should take charge for what is appropiate for their kids more often. I remember being in 2nd grade and I was the only kid who hadn't seen Titanic. About half of those other kids had watched the Matrix.
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Posted 2/9/08
Y is violence entertaining? Answer is simple. Humans get pleasure from watching the pain of others. No matter what anyone says, its the truth. N its been scientifically proven tat the brain releases a pleasure inducing chemical when we see violent acts.
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Posted 2/9/08
i dont like violence.. =/ its not that entertaining for me but i like something with a psychological and extravagant plot and in order for that.. most of the time it requires a murderer and murder(s)
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Posted 2/9/08
because you can't do that stuff in real life so this is the next best thing
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Posted 2/10/08
society is so twisted. think about this.

why,oh why do we condemn and frown down on sex and all other "bad" things in society when we allow our children to watch violence being captured in the movies and games that we all play?

i honestly enjoyed gta-vice city, but sometimes, too much blood and gore does things to warp people's minds.
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Posted 2/10/08
The reason that violence is accepted as entertainment is because it's against the law. Because we aren't allowed to do it, and we are too fearful of breaking the law to do it, we move onto the next best thing; watching others do it. It's a warped and twisted society, and it is, unfortunately, encouraging more and more people (more often than not, teenagers) to commit these violent offences, purely because they see it as entertaining.
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