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There is a huge difference between Sonic Mania and a ROM hack, but whatevs.





Every link I’ve manually tried to click on, the content had been removed. For example “What’s going on with the Uyghurs / Xinjiang province?”


Most games follow rules for good reasons. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on with the story, but I’m bombarded with four irrelevant or cartoony things in a row when the tone hasn’t earned it. Final Fantasy VII wasn’t perfect but at least it knew how to set a tone and momentum before throwing you into silly, cuttable minigames.


I mentioned ICE at least twice and US slavery and prisons at least three times when I told people here I am not giving the US special treatment. But people here are not making good faith arguments. I just got banned from !china@lemmy.ml too.

Also I wasn’t complaining about random posts, but about the propaganda in the article about the BBC claiming British people are terrible liars and that Chinese people aren’t, and that they “don’t do things for censorship reasons”.


If I don’t plan on selling them or giving them away via nepotism, I’m not really squatting, not in spirit. I’m actually posting in most of them and moderating all of them. I just don’t want to be the leader of all of them (or possibly any of them) in the future.



I don’t know, people in the US-- even many people who consider themselves patriots-- are just fine shit-talking the US, shit-talking capitalism, shit-talking the political party system, shit-talking prison slavery and Guantanamo Bay. Every time I try to talk about Chinese censorship and injustices on that community though, they deny them or pretend I didn’t say anything.

Nationalism is absolutely stupid and everyone needs to stop doing it.


[!china@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/china) If we don't want to set rules against lies and propaganda, can we at least mark it as a "controversial community" so that it stays out of most feeds? Thanks.

Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize that allegedly succeeding against poverty makes up for the Muslim genocide or censoring free speech by banning Animal Crossing because someone said “Free Hong Kong”, and everything in between. : /

You people are not just hopeless, you’re evil. Please stop being as bad as r/conservative.


That’s my thinking. ^^


Imagine violating the rights and autonomy of dozens of states and obfuscating and deflecting the truth constantly because you don’t like looking bad. Imagine the cognitive dissonance, internal crises, and doubling-down one has to do to defend China as a non-lying, non-rights-violating state.


Imagine trying to say that China is the good guys in the Hong Kong protests.





My friend and I once made grilled cheese sandwiches using pot-cooked ramen instead of bread. It surprisingly held up and tasted good!



I’m not a programmer, but I used to be a lowly hobbyist web designer. I wanted to run a video game message board, so I learned web design. My skills lie in organization, attention to detail, and understanding the consumer/viewer experience and their needs. I’m also pretty creative and have decent artistic skills.

I’m not super good at sticking with any one thing though, so after maybe four years I stopped and moved on. Good times though ^^


Are you trying to say that criticism of China is a US thing? Do you want to actually address points of criticism or do you want to keep playing the Spider-Man pointing meme game?


Animal Crossing is not banned in Hong Kong, but rather in mainland China.

Yeah, I know. I didn’t say it was banned in Hong Kong, friend.

Apparently because the people involved at the Hong Kong’s side used a form of ‘dehumanizing’ language against the mainland people, what that means I do not know.

Yeah, in saner countries in the world we don’t ban entire products or services just because unrelated people post controversial messages on them. : /


Whatever, let’s humor you on that for a moment. What about Animal Crossing, then? What about Animal Crossing and Hong Kong?


Remember that time China banned Winnie the Pooh nation-wide, or that time China banned Animal Crossing nation-wide because someone said “free Hong Kong” on it? How about the fact that China won’t allow Nintendo consoles in its country because it needs to control every message from every piece of media going into the country? But no, let’s just downplay censorship in China and claim everyone else is a politically-motivated liar. That’s cool.

I’m not anti-China. I’m anti-lies. Get your stuff together.


Are you serious? I’m anti-US in a lot of ways too. If China does something bad, they do something bad. Is Lemmy really going to be the kind of place where we pretend China does no wrong, and where we completely ignore their atrocious violations of human rights? Are you going to delete my posts/comments for mentioning Hong Kong or Tibet too? I’m going to complain about the US as well, but last time I checked we didn’t ban Animal Crossing nation-wide because someone said “free Hong Kong” on it.




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I disagree with “Sonic Mania ain’t all that good”-- it’s a very good game. But I agree that it’s not the gold standard Sonic fans should accept, nor is it what the future of Sonic should be.

I feel like half of Sonic fans are genwunners for the Genesis to Dreamcast era, and the other half just accept whatever they’re given because they’re children. Therefore it should be up to SEGA to understand what Sonic should be, and how it can please both the more dignified part of its audience as well as the more-easily-pleased part. The problem is SEGA is a bad company with bad leadership. They’re being asked to think in order to make fans happy, but all they really want to do is sell relatively-cheaply-made games made-by-committee.

Sonic’s never going to actually be good until they get some creative passion leading the way. Until then you have to remember that Shadow the Hedgehog was a Halo rip-off and werehog Sonic was a shameless God of War ripoff. Sonic devs are passionless; but maybe in the future that will change.


This isn’t what I meant for this community, but it’s my bad. I didn’t set the rules yet. I’m not going to delete your post. ^^;


I don’t have much to say today, but I want to say that my Asperger’s causes sensory integration dysfunction which in turn causes debilitating trichotillomania. I wonder how many others share that.
The sensory integration dysfunction causes a lot of other problems too. Also, luckily for me I only pull facial hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes-- and not scalp hair. I've never seen anyone talk about my kind of trich, so I just kinda wanted to raise awareness a little bit.

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I don’t have much to say today, but every day I am working on arguing less and expressing the validity of other’s feelings and opinions a little more.
Just because I think someone is wrong doesn't mean I need to be abrasive about it. It really doesn't do any good for anyone to be so.

![I don't know who the photographer is](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/TW5B8cx7Zt.jpg) I think I’m going to shamelessly steal posts from Reddit until these communities pick up. These are communities I want to see here, not necessarily communities I myself can post new material to.

![By BigBlackCough on Reddit](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/aqe0Q4KCA4.webp) I think I'm going to shamelessly steal posts from Reddit until these communities pick up. These are communities I want to see here, not necessarily communities I myself can post new material to.

Not if the site-wide rules I see in the sidebar are eagerly upheld by the admins. And it seems so far that they care about them.


I didn’t leave Reddit to face bad faith arguments like this. The US has its major injustices, but it doesn’t round up political disagreers and Muslims and send them to re-education camps where they torture and murder them and harvest their organs. The US does really badly mistreat and enslave prisoners, and it does some really bad things at the ICE, but it sure as heck isn’t comparable to what China does.

But this isn’t a contest between the US and China. Injustice is injustice and I’m not going to pretend it doesn’t happen-- regardless of what country we are talking about.





I’m not sure what you mean, but there is hardly a sane person in the US that trusts over half the politicians in the US. Corruption is corruption and I’m not trying to make it a contest. Nobody needs to be overly positive about either the US or China-- both are awful right now. China’s scarier though.


Let’s be honest, China is a horribly-lying country too. But what makes them way scarier is they censor legit news and imprison people with dissenting views.





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Left Reddit and found Lemmy today. I created a bunch of new communities, including but not limited to: Why I Left Reddit, Forbidden Snacks, and Deciding to be Better
- [!decidingtobebetter@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/decidingtobebetter) - [!catsareliquid@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/catsareliquid) - [!forbiddensnacks@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/forbiddensnacks) - [!finalfantasyxiv@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/finalfantasyxiv) - [!casualpokemontrades@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/casualpokemontrades) - [!seriouspokemontrades@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/seriouspokemontrades) - [!dirtcheaprecipes@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/dirtcheaprecipes) - [!autismexperiences@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/autismexperiences) - [!survivorschildabuse@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/survivorschildabuse) - [!tabletophorrstories@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/tabletophorrstories) - [!cozyplaces@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/cozyplaces) - [!sonicthehedgehog@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/sonicthehedgehog) - [!disneyandanimation@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/disneyandanimation) - [!greatvideogames@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/greatvideogames) - [!webcomics@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/webcomics) - [!whyileftreddit@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/whyileftreddit). I'm not sure I wish to moderate most of them. So tell me if you want to run any of them. ^^

We have only one hope, Mr. President. We must encase the entire planet in a protective sphere of my patented, ultra-hard Diamondium!


That sounds similar to Missouri and Oklahoma when I was there. It could get bitter frosty but rarely ever snowed. But it was summer when I was in Lackland AFB in Texas for basic training.



Antarctica? Man, that’s even worse than here in northern Minnesota. :P




It's more dialogue than gameplay, but it's a relatively unknown masterpiece found on most major platforms including Steam, Linux, Mac, and Switch. Definitely check it out.




On https://lemmy.ml/communities, can we make it so that we can sort between the columns? For example, sort communities by most subscribers or most comments?
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On https://lemmy.ml/communities, can we make it so that we can sort between the columns? For example, sort communities by most subscribers or most comments?






I’m starting my island over so I can feel good about unlocking things again. I haven’t played the game seriously in like 9 months.
First I'm backing up my designs using https://acpatterns.com/editor. It can't do Pro designs well yet, but they're working on it. I'm using their Discord.


Shamelessly stolen from Reddit, because screw Reddit. :P

I’m not going to be pushy about it, but I highly recommend we trim the title for a more successful community ^^;
TL;DRs and mouthful titles don't usually result in a successful thingywingy. That's science! :D

What are some subreddits that you would like to see carry over onto Lemmy? Mine include DecidingToBeBetter and ForbiddenSnacks.
In response to your responses, I created: - [!decidingtobebetter@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/decidingtobebetter) - [!catsareliquid@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/catsareliquid) - [!forbiddensnacks@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/forbiddensnacks) - [!finalfantasyxiv@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/finalfantasyxiv) - [!casualpokemontrades@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/casualpokemontrades) - [!seriouspokemontrades@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/seriouspokemontrades) - [!dirtcheaprecipes@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/dirtcheaprecipes) - [!autismexperiences@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/autismexperiences) - [!survivorschildabuse@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/survivorschildabuse) - [!tabletophorrstories@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/tabletophorrstories) - [!cozyplaces@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/cozyplaces) - [!whyileftreddit@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/whyileftreddit). However, I do not wish to moderate most of them. So tell me if you want to run any of them ^^