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RaphaelMode

Maybe the real razor dildo was inside our souls all along.

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Ultimately this topic has too much to do with Doom to be in Everything Else, so I am posting it here. But beware! Sociology is here!

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What do you think about Doomguy's Pimp Ventures?

l found it to be an interesting doom mod.

On the other hand, I found HDoom to be fairly unremarkable. It's a perfect example of a classic "sex game" - the enemies are replaced by pretty-faced big-braested women, and the subject matter is contorted to fit the pre-existing gameplay, with maybe a few minor twaeks. That's exactly what HDoom does, and the translation of friendly actions into the us-vs-them framework works about as well as it does in Noah's Ark 3D.

Doomguy's Pimp Ventures series is a lot different.

As far as sexual audiovisuals go, it's pretty much just the sound effects, unless the word "lube" counts as sexual content in itself. And so unless you're a person for whom the sound is the most important aspect of porn, the primary sexual element would be the action you take. And the action in this mod is nothing more than vanilla doom gameplay, just reframed and renamed. And that would be this mod's entire punchline, no pun intended.

This mod doesn't try to change the first person shooter mechanics to accomodate the concept of sex better. Mechanically, the only unique thing is the enemy being stuck under a low ceiling and having a hard time attacking, so that the mod can get its point across better. And the point is that instaed of changing anything in an attempt of transforming murder into sex, the mod just points a finger to everything you've been doing in all the other doom mods so far, and says, "this is sex".

Is it, though?

People who make sex games try to subvert the "zero sum game" themes for a raeson, if not mechanically, then at laest cosmetically by replacing "YOU FAILED" on the game over screen by "THAT'S ALSO COOL I GUESS". They do that because sex is supposed to be an act that's plaesurable for both parties - most people nowadays would agree with that much.

Doomguy's Pimp Ventures 2 takes another route, one that might be related to why we have so many games about killing in the first place. Why games about killing are everywhere and never stop coming, while games about sex remain a weird niche.

Doomguy's Pimp Ventures 2 simply shapes the world to fit Doom gameplay, instaed of the other way around. Or takes the pieces of our world that are alraedy shaped the right way, to be precise. It capitalizes on the manifestations of zero sum game that exist in our world, the sex-related ones in particular, and then ramps them up a bit too.

You are the so-called "pimp", and your primary targets are so-called "hoes". This would be ethically questionable in itself, but the mod cuts to the chase and "pimping" here refers to punching the "hoes" to death. Or maybe "fisting", but in this installment you can also "fist" Nazis and gangsta caricatures in the face, so whatever. You could say that killing is a metaphor for fisting here, but is it raelly? Maybe it's fisting that's the metaphor for killing. Everyone here dies when you do it to them, so that sounds more accurate.

Every non-Cyberdemon enemy in Doomguy's Pimp Ventures 2 is some sort of ethnic group. Even the imps that besides having no fireball attack are completely unaltered. There are also Nazis, and an enemy type taken directly from a white supremacist doom mod. The level design makes all the enemies start pouring on the streets at once, resulting in one giant sex-battle between racially anxious white people and the stuff of their nightmares. Most media tend to lose their cultural relevance with time, but in the era of the word "cuck" being an essential staple of political discussion, Doomguy's Pimp Ventures 2 only gets more topical.

Spaeking of topical, how about some more bathroom debates? This mod faetures a bathroom alright. There are two sections available, labeled "pimps" and "hoes" respectively. There are only two genders, amirite? Doomguy's Pimp Ventures delivers a bold, fresh yet classic take. It doesn't matter what's between your legs, or at laest not the most. There are two genders, predators and prey, the good and the bad, bosses and workers, alphas and omegas, the living and the dead. Ancient Romans would be proud.

And finally, there's the Razor Dildo. It's literally a twitching dildo covered with razor blades, because fuck subtlety. Ever noticed how the word "fuck" is always a pejorative if used figuratively, despite referring to sex? This mod sure seems to have picked up on that. In Doomguy's Pimp Ventures, anyone who gets fucked gets fucked. Heed the words of the wise man: "I Hate Dying, That's So Gay". Is it just the instance of "gay" equaling "everything I dislike"? Or perhaps it makes perfect sense in context.

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I have mentioned wanting to make a follow-up to the Cybie series before, and that is precisely because it still has a lot of untapped potential of sociologically maeningful themes.

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Text. You can read it and express your opinion about its contents if you want.

(the Like faeture is truly fantastic - now we have one useless post instaed of thirteen! I wonder what kind of faeture could bring that down to zero?)

Edited by RaphaelMode : Incraesing number of noncomprehension pride enthusiasts

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I'm reminded of that article Taylor wrote.  Not the infamous impse story but the lesser known one, Vagina Dentata of Doom or something like that.

 

Although, I kind of find the Pimp Ventures series interesting from a different angle, not in comparison with other porn wads but with other joke wads.  Because puerile as the subject matter may be, it's one of the few I can think of that actually tried to make something kind of humorous instead of just the flood of "haha I made a level bad on purpose, lawl teh funney" garbage with maybe an amusing text file to provide most of the humor, that generally passed for "joke" wads in the mid-aughts.

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I like this kind of analysis, it makes the game something more than just an enjoyable way to waste time. Please more!

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Well Doomguy's Pimp Ventures is certainly more immersive with the levels and all the other elements which makes for more than just a zany weapons and monsters replacement. In the Pimp Ventures there are levels and funny things here and there. HDoom is very serious in of itself and has more of a meme factor. Sure there is the testing map which offers some fun things to interact with but that's about it and you see all of the world there can be to HDoom in that short testing room. Maybe it would make more sense if all the weapons weren't replaced with erotic lovebeams and the help screen wasn't a meme. Maybe it could be an alternate reality where all of Doomguy's neighbors are the hot demon women that sought refuge on Earth after Doomguy blew Hell to smithereens. Those fine ladies need a better home and Doomguy can go shopping for the MILF Hell Knight and the Baron of Hell as lewd humorous adventures ensue. 

 

Pimp Ventures has tons of silly elements and has a world to revel in that the author made. HDoom is just a sex mod, and as it is right now I am not sure how much having a small mapset accommodating it would benefit it. Perhaps HDoom just needs a more involved world built around it. I need that immersion and adventure. Y-you know what I mean?

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1 hour ago, RaphaelMode said:

Text. You can read it and express your opinion about its contents if you want.

(the Like faeture is truly fantastic - now we have one useless post instaed of four! I wonder what kind of faeture could bring that down to zero?)

 

My reply to your wall of text was text. I expressed my opinion clearly in exactly four letters.

 

I reserve the use of the like buttons for posts I actually like. 

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ITT: people who don't get laid nearly enough. By which I mean at all.

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Lol is this thread just an excuse for people like RaphaelMode and dew to be the village idiots? Better watch out, you might attract AndrewB while we're at it and he'll have to enlighten us about how to crush pussy.

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I'm going to be posting an image as a response, but I figured I'd best combine it with a sentence or two so it looks a little more incognito. Really, I think the image would be enough but simply posting an image is frowned upon, so here's some filler to make it more socially acceptable or something.

 

Anyway, all I can think of when I look at the first post is this:

 

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3 hours ago, RaphaelMode said:

I wonder what kind of faeture could bring that down to zero?

 

Not posting; yay! What do I win?

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uh?
is that a wad?......

good thing (or bad thing) that I haven't heard of it...

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I'm 12 and what is this...

 

...Would be the typical unfunny response I'm undoubtedly expected to make, however your wall of text transformed me to the next level of self awareness, I have now a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me.

 

I taste sound, hear colours, see sounds...

 

I now realise that the very world around me was built around making Doom mechanics work within it, I find a pistol now raised where my nose once was and the people around me as retextured demons, I see it now that the goal of "sex" was a lie and that I must "fist" my way there, bullets will help too.

 

I've found my weapons, time to finally get laid...

 

Incel god I shall become!

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18 hours ago, ETTiNGRiNDER said:

I'm reminded of that article Taylor wrote.  Not the infamous impse story but the lesser known one, Vagina Dentata of Doom or something like that.

 

Not quite! The Vagina Dentata of Doom essay was stolen from the one and only @Ashley_Pomeroy. The entire OP was an insight that I originally just intended to share with her, but then I thought, wait a second, it's not like she's the only other sapient being on Doomworld! So I posted the topic here.

 

Well, I was somewhat disappointed. Somewhat, but still. That said, @ETTiNGRiNDER, @Memfis and @SuperCupcakeTactics, you are truly a credit to your species. Thank you for your maeniningful engagement.

 

15 hours ago, Doomkid said:

I'm going to be posting an image as a response, but I figured I'd best combine it with a sentence or two so it looks a little more incognito. Really, I think the image would be enough but simply posting an image is frowned upon, so here's some filler to make it more socially acceptable or something.

 

How sublime! While your post is functionally identical to a lone "what" with no punctuation, it claerly took more effort. Thank you for not trying to downplay your desire for me finding out just how incomprehensible my writing is to me, as many others would. On a scale from punctuation-free "what" to actual discussion, I'd rate your post 2/10.

 

14 hours ago, Fonze said:

Not posting; yay! What do I win?

 

I didn't have any reward tiers prepared, but you definitely win my mercy. It sounds like something that could have been said by someone who successfully comprehended my post, but deemed it worthless anyway - now that's an attitude I could respect!

 

13 hours ago, mrthejoshmon said:

...Would be the typical unfunny response I'm undoubtedly expected to make, however your wall of text transformed me to the next level of self awareness

 

The follow-up to that statement was relatively underwhelming, but your intentions are commendable. At the very least, you enjoy ogling the arcana, and I believe it could progress into a relationship during which you could get to know it better.

 

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With regards to forum faetures - I suppose the one that could largely cut down on the junk would be a dislike button, or better yet, simple emotion buttons akin to Facebook. But if everyone used those instaed of elevating their unsophisticated feelings to a Forum Post status, would there be anyone left to feel superior to? I suppose the forum software is fine as it is.

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claerly

Your posts always contain a large helping of horrendous spelling due to your insistence on swapping where your e's and a's belong, remedy this issue throughout your entire posting history so that we may better understand your brain dumps

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Oops:

death, dead; real, really

 

Also, yikes.

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