What are some things you "should" be ashamed of, but you're PROUD of it instead?

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... Guess i'll use myself as an example for this topic.

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Paid $2 for an erotic game that had anthropomorphic characters, and got this background when turning the cards in. Should I be ashamed that i'm displaying it? Probably, but the art is so damn good and I love the characters, I kind of don't give a shit.

Hard working artists made these, and I feel it's a better background than 88% of all the backgrounds that exist on Steam currently.
What about you guys? Got anything you aren't ashamed of despite feeling like you should?

ew furry

Furry art looks cool, but I'm not touching the porn.

I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

.. Too real my dude. I want to laugh at this, but it's actually kind of worrisome that society feels this way towards us.

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

Man i'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.

Lufia Erim:

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

Man i'd trade places with you in a heartbeat.

Hold up, I'm not Christian, so don't sign on the dotted line just yet. There's probably a better deal out there.

I mean, am I allowed to be proud of my British heritage? Did some horrible things, no question there, but also accomplished some amazing feats and have a cultural history as rich as any other culture.

Caramel Frappe:

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

.. Too real my dude. I want to laugh at this, but it's actually kind of worrisome that society feels this way towards us.

To those with privilege, equality feels like oppression.

I play PUBG in 3rd person. Apparently that makes me scum to first person perspective players... nevermind that the game was designed first and foremost for 3rd and there's barely enough players in this country for 3PP as it is...

Last few years I got over my shyness and my bad tempers come out when people treat me shitty at work or wherever. I should be ashamed of my bad temper but I do kinda like that I can stick up for myself now.

And hey, don't be ashamed of your hentai it is very nice art. I might even think about fucking that blonde dog too lol.

After a week-long undergrad extracurricular trip, or more accurately a week-long bender on my part, I delayed our 3 1/2 hour return-home trip by 45 minutes due to whiskey shits. Then I proceeded to unleash weapons-grade, paint-peeling, straight from the bowels of hell, farts the entire trip home. This trip was in deadass winter, the area was in the middle of a low-pressure system bringing arctic winds south which meant extra-extra cold weather, and we had to ride that entire 3.5 hour trip with the windows in the 15-passenger van down. Many air fresheners were purchased at gas stations along the way home.

My colleagues were not happy with me. Nor my professor, who had rented the van for an entire week; we came home on a Saturday, and he returned the van to the rental place on Monday, only to discover after an entire weekend of sitting in his driveway the cabin still reeked of whiskey farts.

EDIT: Oh hell, I forgot what actually triggered this. The prof took us to a steakhouse the night before we left and treated us as a way of saying thank you, and for all the hard work we put in. Not only did I have asparagus as a side for my steak, I managed to shovel an entire blooming onion down my food-hole.

I don't know, maybe drawing cartoons? Cartoons are sorta looked down on by society, right? I drew something again after a long while and it felt kinda good. I don't know if it was pride though.

That I have gotten the 7 Day Survivor achievement in Dead Rising 1, twice. (I eventually intend a third time too)

I was once a paid mercenary on Darkfall and ruthlessly pk'd people and made them rage quit the game. They were assholes so no, I am not ashamed. I am a bit ashamed that I was also a paid merc on Runescape and had an account that didn't leave the wilderness for 5 years that I slaughtered tons of players with, but I am more ashamed that it was on Runescape rather than that I Pk'd all those players. I only hunted Pkers not just random people doing non pvp stuff so I don't really feel bad for them since they were trying to kill unarmed players to begin with.

Oh goodie. Can't even get to page 2 without identity politics being brought in.

Truth be told, I've always been wary of "I'm proud to be X," with X standing in for nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, or any other arbitarily defined trait. You want to be proud, be proud of what you do, not what you are. And yes, I know that there's a case to be made for "pride" when power dynamics aren't equal, but as a principle? Yeah. To quote Keffka, "identity is a cage waiting for a bird to fly into it."

Anyway:

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

You monster! :P

Caramel Frappe:

Abomination:
I'm white, cis, and male.

The trifecta of oppression.

.. Too real my dude. I want to laugh at this, but it's actually kind of worrisome that society feels this way towards us.

In seriousness though, if that's all we have to worry about, that isn't too bad a deal, relatively speaking.

Not comfortable with the word "proud" as there's nothing that reaches such great heights of personal contentment. But one thing I don't regret which many are very judgemental of (stuff I never bring up unless in certain types of acceptable company or anonymously) is chemical experimentation and expanding the mind's experiences throughout past years, for I do believe, overall, it has shaped a different and much more appreciated perspective in life, contributing to a marginally less shitter version of self. Even the scarier moments. All in moderation, dear.

Interesting time for this thread to be made. So, here's the thing: I just got an invitation for a job interview at a brothel. As a receptionist and secretary, in case you were wondering if you'll soon be able to buy an hour or two of revolutionary pleasure from a sexy Bavarian communist. Now, even though it's a perfectly respectable job in what seems to be a perfectly respectable establishment there's still a stigma attached to work, even around, the sex industry. Still, I applied for the job and it's unironically the first company after I've started looking for a new job to even invite me to an interview. So now, I'd be proud to get a job there. And not the least bit ashamed.

PsychedelicDiamond:
As a receptionist and secretary, in case you were wondering if you'll soon be able to buy an hour or two of revolutionary pleasure from a sexy Bavarian communist.

There's something about equitable distribution across the working class in there. Give me time and I'll find it.

OT: For me, I did moot court back in high school and undergrad. And I always took pride when I was able to convince the judges of the correctness of my position, even when my position was "wrong" by many conventional definitions.

PsychedelicDiamond:
Interesting time for this thread to be made. So, here's the thing: I just got an invitation for a job interview at a brothel. As a receptionist and secretary, in case you were wondering if you'll soon be able to buy an hour or two of revolutionary pleasure from a sexy Bavarian communist. Now, even though it's a perfectly respectable job in what seems to be a perfectly respectable establishment there's still a stigma attached to work, even around, the sex industry. Still, I applied for the job and it's unironically the first company after I've started looking for a new job to even invite me to an interview. So now, I'd be proud to get a job there. And not the least bit ashamed.

Do they offer employee discounts? See, there's a question I should be ashamed of on so many different levels, but nope, I'm damned proud to have been the one to ask it.

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Eacaraxe:

PsychedelicDiamond:
Interesting time for this thread to be made. So, here's the thing: I just got an invitation for a job interview at a brothel. As a receptionist and secretary, in case you were wondering if you'll soon be able to buy an hour or two of revolutionary pleasure from a sexy Bavarian communist. Now, even though it's a perfectly respectable job in what seems to be a perfectly respectable establishment there's still a stigma attached to work, even around, the sex industry. Still, I applied for the job and it's unironically the first company after I've started looking for a new job to even invite me to an interview. So now, I'd be proud to get a job there. And not the least bit ashamed.

Do they offer employee discounts? See, there's a question I should be ashamed of on so many different levels, but nope, I'm damned proud to have been the one to ask it.

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I mean, if you work at a brothel and you're not getting fringe benefits like that, your employer is really screwing you over.

Joking aside, I know that in Nevada prostitutes work as independent contractors and I think, based on what I've read, that in Germany they mostly act as employees.

Having read and watched the entirety of the Hunger Games series and not enjoying a single minute of it.

The entire reason I read them in the first place is that my wife, at the time, bought the book set just prior to the release of the first film and then never bothered reading them. This annoyed me enough that I read them personally just so that it would not feel like a complete waste of money.

Then I made a point of watching each and every one of the films because, dammit, I was going to ride this shit train to the end of the line.

CM156:

Eacaraxe:

PsychedelicDiamond:
Interesting time for this thread to be made. So, here's the thing: I just got an invitation for a job interview at a brothel. As a receptionist and secretary, in case you were wondering if you'll soon be able to buy an hour or two of revolutionary pleasure from a sexy Bavarian communist. Now, even though it's a perfectly respectable job in what seems to be a perfectly respectable establishment there's still a stigma attached to work, even around, the sex industry. Still, I applied for the job and it's unironically the first company after I've started looking for a new job to even invite me to an interview. So now, I'd be proud to get a job there. And not the least bit ashamed.

Do they offer employee discounts? See, there's a question I should be ashamed of on so many different levels, but nope, I'm damned proud to have been the one to ask it.

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I mean, if you work at a brothel and you're not getting fringe benefits like that, your employer is really screwing you over.

Joking aside, I know that in Nevada prostitutes work as independent contractors and I think, based on what I've read, that in Germany they mostly act as employees.

No, I believe it's mostly the same, actually. the brothel is not so much employing prostitutes as it's renting out rooms to them from which they work. I also think that the prostitutes determine their own prices so that's that for the employee discounts.

PsychedelicDiamond:

CM156:

Eacaraxe:

Do they offer employee discounts? See, there's a question I should be ashamed of on so many different levels, but nope, I'm damned proud to have been the one to ask it.

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I mean, if you work at a brothel and you're not getting fringe benefits like that, your employer is really screwing you over.

Joking aside, I know that in Nevada prostitutes work as independent contractors and I think, based on what I've read, that in Germany they mostly act as employees.

No, I believe it's mostly the same, actually. the brothel is not so much employing prostitutes as it's renting out rooms to them from which they work. I also think that the prostitutes determine their own prices so that's that for the employee discounts.

Ah, then that's a very similar situation to what it is in Nevada and other countries where it's legal.

I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Like you have it backed up in case the internet ceases to exist or something?!
You do not stockpile water, water purification tablets, reverse osmosis system, solar power, generators, fuel, food or medicine for the apocalypse, but damn it you have your porn!

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Fox12, who got himself banned from here when he had a nihilistic mood, wants to know why you have 142 gigs of MLP porn.

SupahEwok:

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Fox12, who got himself banned from here when he had a nihilistic mood, wants to know why you have 142 gigs of MLP porn.

Ya know, he really should try to talk to the new management and see if he can come back since we have new owners now. It likely wouldn't hurt to PM Nick and ask.

If I had social media, I would link my picture of me being 'Dun Glorious'.

I visited my friends in Albany a lifetime ago. Hey, you guys remember those really tacky fedoras that people were wearing in the early 2000's to go to Clubs? Yeah. I took my female friend's fedora, put on sunglasses, and I christened myself Dun Glorious.

I proceeded to go walking out like this in broad daylight at which time I got catcalled. To whit, I replied "Dun Glorious, girl. You're welcome."

Within every fiber of my being, I feel the building up of repulsion. It is the essence of everything I'm against. Yet it was funny to be stupid. I see why people do it.

...

Dun Glorious

Lil devils x:

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Like you have it backed up in case the internet ceases to exist or something?!
You do not stockpile water, water purification tablets, reverse osmosis system, solar power, generators, fuel, food or medicine for the apocalypse, but damn it you have your porn!

Hey. Hey!

You know the common link between Zombies, Aliens, Skynet, and Vampires?

Less humans, but more of those other resources. Internet will be down! What, do you think we're going to waste space on print?!

Holy shit, I just justified this. This is not what I'm proud of today.

Lil devils x:

SupahEwok:

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Fox12, who got himself banned from here when he had a nihilistic mood, wants to know why you have 142 gigs of MLP porn.

Ya know, he really should try to talk to the new management and see if he can come back since we have new owners now. It likely wouldn't hurt to PM Nick and ask.

I dunno, he didn't exactly ask for a ban, he just posted porn of Critical Miss's Erin in R&P until the mods caught up to him.

Edit: IIRC anyway

SupahEwok:

Lil devils x:

SupahEwok:

Fox12, who got himself banned from here when he had a nihilistic mood, wants to know why you have 142 gigs of MLP porn.

Ya know, he really should try to talk to the new management and see if he can come back since we have new owners now. It likely wouldn't hurt to PM Nick and ask.

I dunno, he didn't exactly ask for a ban, he just posted porn of Critical Miss's Erin in R&P until the mods caught up to him.

Edit: IIRC anyway

Oh yea.. OH wait wasn't he ALSO the one posting walls of furry fappening as well? Yea.. maybe Pm'ng Nick isn't such a great idea after all. LMAO!

EDIT:Oddly enough that seems completely on topic for this thread.

Lil devils x:

SupahEwok:

Lil devils x:
Ya know, he really should try to talk to the new management and see if he can come back since we have new owners now. It likely wouldn't hurt to PM Nick and ask.

I dunno, he didn't exactly ask for a ban, he just posted porn of Critical Miss's Erin in R&P until the mods caught up to him.

Edit: IIRC anyway

Oh yea.. OH wait wasn't he ALSO the one posting walls of furry fappening as well? Yea.. maybe Pm'ng Nick isn't such a great idea after all. LMAO!

EDIT:Oddly enough that seems completely on topic for this thread.

No, it was just Erin. He very vociferously states he would never post furries.

I don't think anybody in our Discord WW lifeboat group got banned for posting furry porn. Fox did Erin for shits and giggles, and RundownRabbit spammed Rudd Paul images. Revnak, Level7Dragon, and Guillion asked for bans. That's all I remember.

SupahEwok:

Lil devils x:

SupahEwok:

I dunno, he didn't exactly ask for a ban, he just posted porn of Critical Miss's Erin in R&P until the mods caught up to him.

Edit: IIRC anyway

Oh yea.. OH wait wasn't he ALSO the one posting walls of furry fappening as well? Yea.. maybe Pm'ng Nick isn't such a great idea after all. LMAO!

EDIT:Oddly enough that seems completely on topic for this thread.

No, it was just Erin. He very vociferously states he would never post furries.

I don't think anybody in our Discord WW lifeboat group got banned for posting furry porn. Fox did Erin for shits and giggles, and RundownRabbit spammed Rudd Paul images. Revnak, Level7Dragon, and Guillion asked for bans. That's all I remember.

I distinctly remember someone posting furries, that of course is a separate incident than the "Danyal bestiality" event. Tell Fox I apologize for implicating that it may have been him. If anyone remembers who the furry bandit was please let me know. :D

It really depends on whose say it is that one ought be ashamed of something cause I'm sure someone thinks just about anything is something to be ashamed off.

A pretty common one I've ran across often is being a fan of kodomo no jikan and considering a very insightful coming of age story with amazing characters. I'll always tout that series's virtues when it comes up but people have a kneejerk "ew, lolis, jail, fbi" sort of generic meme reaction to it (ignoring the fact that a mangaka is a woman with daughters and that in Japan sexual humor is mainstream) which I guess indicates that at least some people think it should be something I'm ashamed of lol.

Oh yeah, on top of being full of great characters, it's also full of hilarious desk-slapping jokes too. A lot of them are JP puns so a certain degree of familiarity is useful in appreciating them all but there's all sorts of them too.

Oh and as for all the furry talk, I never got the appeal. I think Carrot from one piece is cute but it's not really something I'd ever be into and more something I'd be fine with but never actively seek out. And all those kigurumi things are just bizarre to me as well.

SupahEwok:

Worgen:
I don't know, I guess having... 142 gigs of porn... holy shit, when did I get that much? Its mostly images, how is it that big? Anyway, I guess having 142 gigs of porn saved, I don't even really look through it, I just have it and care enough about it to include it in my backups even though if I lost it, I would not care at all. Hmm.... Hrmm....

Fox12, who got himself banned from here when he had a nihilistic mood, wants to know why you have 142 gigs of MLP porn.

I would have to go through too many different artist folders to tell how much was mlp related but I doubt more then 500 megs is.

Dreiko:
It really depends on whose say it is that one ought be ashamed of something cause I'm sure someone thinks just about anything is something to be ashamed off.

A pretty common one I've ran across often is being a fan of kodomo no jikan and considering a very insightful coming of age story with amazing characters. I'll always tout that series's virtues when it comes up but people have a kneejerk "ew, lolis, jail, fbi" sort of generic meme reaction to it (ignoring the fact that a mangaka is a woman with daughters and that in Japan sexual humor is mainstream) which I guess indicates that at least some people think it should be something I'm ashamed of lol.

Oh yeah, on top of being full of great characters, it's also full of hilarious desk-slapping jokes too. A lot of them are JP puns so a certain degree of familiarity is useful in appreciating them all but there's all sorts of them too.

Oh and as for all the furry talk, I never got the appeal. I think Carrot from one piece is cute but it's not really something I'd ever be into and more something I'd be fine with but never actively seek out. And all those kigurumi things are just bizarre to me as well.

Yea, it goes straight to Loli's because anytime you create a character with childlike features and place them in adult situations, it is seen as normalizing the sexualization of children and is also seen as "grooming material". Part of the issue with anime is that the faces are made to look childlike with toddler like enlarged features. Putting a toddler head on an adult body and giving them children actually does not make it any "better", they still have the child like head, and that is the primary issue to begin with.

The other relevant issue is that it is also fairly well known that Japan ALSO has a pedophilia problem as well, so claiming it to be "mainstream in japan" isn't exactly making a case for it. According to my friends in Japan, it is a well known problem but they cannot have it addressed by government as much as it should be because it is seen as worse to even discuss it openly than to actually do something about it. No, not everyone in Japan thinks these cartoons are acceptable, but due to their repressive culture, not much is done about it because they view it as worse to talk about it in the first place. It isn't necessarily a "knee jerk" reaction, they are really just pointing out a fairly well known issue.

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-pedophilia-common-in-Japan
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2054271,00.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/57eaaf23-0cef-48c8-961f-41f2563b38aa
https://thesixfootbonsai.com/2016/12/23/no-ordinary-pedophile-japans-idolization-of-children/

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