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Dermostatic

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  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I wouldn't trust a single thing from someone who's written a book titled Women of the Klan: The Foundations of Modern Feminism, in which it is argued that the KKK and classical chivalry provided the philosophical and practical lynchpin for modern feminism.

    The article you've presented is an awful, unscientific read with some charts that violate all that is sacrosanct about graphic design. The study it cites looked at 30 cases of known false allegations and concluded from that that 73% of false allegations are made by women. Like... what? How do you extrapolate 73% from a sample size of 30? The false allegations weren't always for abuse either.

    I'll provide some quotes for others who chose not to read (click the spoiler for three select quotes):

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    "Women not rape men at about the same rate as men rape women, but, women also commit all of the false accusations of rape against men, while, female rapists go unreported and unpunished in all aspects."

    (no citation, and the grammar mistakes are not mine: also all the false allegations? That's a strong stance to take that I guarantee is way more complex.)

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    "The late 1980’s and early 1990’s saw some serious studies conducted by the U.S. Air Force, Purdue University, and other institutions, into measuring the rate of false accusations of rape."

    (woefully unspecific, what are "other institutions", and what is a "serious" study as opposed to a study?)

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    We quote from a recent paper of a rape accuser advocate that, contrary to popular belief, the police determine that about 86% of rape claims are unfounded (false).

    This is the very first step in the criminal justice system. On average, 86 percent of the reported sexual assaults never went any further than the police.

    (Rape claims being unfounded and "never went any further than the police" are two fundamentally different things. One suggests that the police investigated and found that not only was there no crime, but that the accuser was in fact in the wrong. The other suggests it was brought before the police and… nothing happened, for whatever reason. The researcher they cite as quote: (false) without providing counterfactual evidence, was actually making a very careful distinction that the author clearly did not pick up on.)

    Don't go peddling pseudo-scientific nonsense that supports your worldview from a man who clearly has an agenda. Took me 10 minutes to take this apart.

    Here are several actual studies into false allegations of rape and abuse:

    https://www.longdom.org/open-access/the-prevalence-of-false-allegations-of-rape-in-the-united-states-from-20062010-2475-319X-1000119.pdf

    (about prevalence in general)

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342701233_False_Reporting_of_Sexual_Victimization_Prevalence_Definitions_and_Public_Perceptions

    (about prevalence and how it is perceived by the public)

    https://conflictandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13031-020-00301-0

    (on the validity of second-hand reports of abuse)

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0966369X.2020.1835831

    (on male victims of abuse and their conceptualisation of Victim hood (in South Africa)).

     

    There are many, many more you can find on a brief google search.

    Have a great day every one.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    This deck is a criminal amount of fun to play AND low-key competitive at lower ranks? Heck yes it is! I love watching my opponent hover over my cards and start emoting when they realise it's a renounce deck with functional highlander cards XD Praise be to Yogg-saron!

    Thanks a bunch for this one @Swizard!

    In reply to Renounce Council
  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    Thanks for the strat! Super clean, super quick :)

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    Had no idea it was part of the event. I wasn't particularly active on Hearthstone before and after Saviours of Uldum. Even now all I can remember is that N'Zoth came back into Standard.

    Interesting that it was brought back though, cool to hear it performed well with newer Paladin secrets.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Seeing Grim Patron brought back some less than savoury memories. I was still a new player when it was the meta and struggled tirelessly against Warriors.I'd honestly forgotten Mysterious Challenger existed. Seems so weird nowadays that it was ever meta-defining simply because The Grand Tournament as a whole was shockingly underwhelming.

    As a side note: I used to play a "Nordic" Mage deck with Kvaldirs, Freeze and Krakens at that time. I crafted two Golden North Sea Kraken because I loved muttering "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!" to myself under my breath. I was so innocent back then.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I was just about to log out and then I saw this on the front page!

    These activities are fantastic fun: please keep them up :)

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    No doubt a good card. The art is gloriously horrifying - me likey. I think it'll find a home in any Warlock deck, aggro or control, and should see some play in Priest as well. Low-cost big-stat minions are always good, and this looks like it'll easily drop down to (0). The fact that it doesn't have to be in your hand makes it even better.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Awesome! :) By the way, that Dragon Murloc Druid deck looks WAY too fun not to try out. Thanks for that!

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Is the easter egg that Mrgll glrrm gl actually means "I will kill you!" ?

    Considering Murlocs, those are some seriously harsh words.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Here's hoping!

    Really happy to see the addition of gold packs; I'm a collector and would love this option. Crafting a golden legendary just isn't as satisfying as seeing it burst free from its leathery casing.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    There is something enticingly mysterious about this announcement clip. My interest is piqued...

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 12 months ago

    I had never watched or heard of Byron until I read this, but my heart goes out to all those close to him, and all those ever touched by him. My mother committed suicide barely 3 years ago and the pain continues to ripple across my everyday life; even so, I can only begin to imagine how much this will affect those who knew him. Every story is different.

    It's a shameful reflection of some online cultures that online harassment has and continues to have such a dramatic effect, especially on vulnerable individuals who may already be navigating personal, psychological struggles. To anyone in this community who is or has fallen upon the hardest of times, I do hope this is a safe, kind space for you, and that you experience nothing but good nature and high spirits whilst here.

    Be kind. Stay strong.

    Rest easy, Byron.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years ago

    This.

    Couldn't have put it better. I find your point about keeping certain imagery / ideas public, whether or not it was intended, does memorialise, glorify and preserve their message for generations that may no longer feel connected to those same ideas.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years ago

    Definitely one of my favourite card backs; they should totally bring back this brawl!

    In reply to Secret Level
  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years ago

    I'm stuck on 2, 13, 14, and 15, but I can help with 9.

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    This card has already become a higher rank in the royal family.

     

    Edit: Just worked out 15. Very clever.

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years ago

    This knowledge has given me hope.

    Thank you.

    In reply to King Mukla
  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

    Woohoo, all done :) I must say though, #1 and #3 gave me a slight headache!

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

    Finally, a giveaway that rewards participation rather than ad-watching and facebook likes. Can't wait for some dragon action this reveal season!

  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    I was just searching the same, tried searching the character all over but nothing... seems to have a desert behind him so definitely an Uldum character

    In reply to Kyriss
  • Dermostatic's Avatar Eldritch Horror 535 228 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago

    Plague of Flames! I like it because Rafaam gets an interesting way to use his Imps, but more importantly the card art makes me feel genuinely gloomy. Seems like the League of E.V.I.L is hatching a seriously sinister plot...