Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:32:06 AM
@CrakrJak: Considering how the market tanked, and how much enjoyment I've gotten out of my collection, plus the return I`ve gotten selling the cards, I`d say I`m WAY on the plus side compared to where I`d most likely be if I invested it in the stock market.
Anyways, your problem is with addiction when it gets to the point where you`re getting yourself into trouble, so you need to stop putting the blame on everything else, and deal with the real problem.
Also, comparing M:tG to tobacco is patently absurd. Tobacco has chemicals in it that cause *physical* addiction. That`s a HUGE difference.
And let me restate my previous point so you can understand it: there is nothing *inherently* evil about having fun. I thought you`d recognize what I was implying.
By your logic, anything addictive is evil, and anything fun can be addictive, therefore fun things are evil.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:01:55 PM
That is highly subjective. one person's `fun` can be another man`s evil.
Then all one has to do is clarify it with "There is nothing evil about having fun that causes no quantifiable harm to others".
I have no problem saying I`m addicted to Pokemon. I`ve played literally every Pokemon video game ever released, and plan to continue that pattern for the foreseeable future. Pokemon Black is in my DS as I type this. I used to play the trading card game, but quit when WotC tried to kill it and never managed to pick it back up again. I`ve watched every episode of the anime.
And if anything, Pokemon is a positive influence in my life. I actually met my lover due to our mutual love of the games. And we talk about them regularly to this day. And if I sometime decide to give it all up forever, I won`t regret a dime I`ve spent on it--the series gave me a lot of entertainment for a long time. Who can ask for more from a hobby?
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:29:58 PM
Stretching wayyy out...waaaaaayyyyyy out....lady...get real. It amazes me how many people will blame something like Pokemon or Harry Potter. It's not your cruddy parenting skills noooooo. You`ve found the solution to your problem, congratulations.
Honestly if it were for better parenting, they wouldn`t have to worry about any of this crap would they. I kinda got that from the fruit that the tree bears bit.