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Comment: How to make money in film (Score 1) 403

by kalayq (#47050709) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can <em>Star Wars Episode VII</em> Be Saved?

Step 1: Take series that people already have a connection to, getting around having to do so on your own.
Step 2: Get rid of everything but the basics of the storyline, including what people liked about the series in the first place.
Step 3: Try to reinvent the wheel using the same paint job of the original.
Step 4: Release the movies and hope that the fans connection to the previous movies will push them into seeing it, even though it gets bad reviews.
Step 5: Find new series, rinse and repeat.

Comment: Re:Because Gay People Make You Gay (Score 1) 1182

by kalayq (#26994011) Attached to: Gamer Claims Identifying As a Lesbian Led To Xbox Live Ban

Where did I say I was speaking about Christians in my comment?

Yes it is generally agreed upon that all Christians sin in one way or another, but not all sins are equal in the eyes of the Church/culture you live in. For example, materialism (idolatry) is not seen as serious a sin as murder; even though they are both in the ten commandments.

Also please read my comment again and you will see that I am discussing how branding someone immoral opens the door to making someone the "other" and more easily discriminated against because of that.

Comment: Re:Because Gay People Make You Gay (Score 3, Insightful) 1182

by kalayq (#26990917) Attached to: Gamer Claims Identifying As a Lesbian Led To Xbox Live Ban
I agree whole heartedly that the post was very hypocritical, but it did have some truth to it. Moral and immoral are ways to label what is seen as correct and incorrect to do/think/associate with/etc in a certain culture. When someone is doing something immoral, they are automatically in one's perspective, put in a different sphere than those who are seen as moral people. This creates an "us v.s them" mentality which is the first step in dehumanizing a person/group. Now it depends on how the culture around someone deals with immoral people/groups, which gives a guideline for the extent to which the dehumanizing occurs. These dichotomies are the seeds of dehumanization which everyone adheers to, to a certain extent. For example, I know if I were to meet someone who was convicted of pre-meditated murder, I would think of them differently than I would someone who wasn't. It is neither a good or bad reaction. Just human nature.
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