Oh, geez, not this again...
OK, may I have something to say in Shadowman's defense? :)
First of all - guys, I just don't understand, is there really a meaning of these debates? Accusing the author of "porn-fetishism", etc - don't be ridiculous, as long as I know him, I would have never even thought of him as a pervert. What are you trying to prove, by telling, what's on his mind, without even knowing him personally? Oh, sorry, I forgot - this is the Internet, where people say everything they want...
Second - I was a bit surprised myself, when learned about the meaning of those sprites. Nevertheless, I wasn't shocked. Why? Although I don't fully support Shadowman's opinion of PR's tortures, still I think that they do deserve...um... public flogging, if you ask me. And please, try to understand few things. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is not only a church - if you know the history, then you know that at the same time - it is a memorial to fallen soldiers of the Patriotic War of 1812, and to the Russian people sacrifices. So, PR's vagary - is a sort of a "spit in the face" to Russian people, mostly believers (not all of them, I know - but nevertheless...). Those 3 idiots have to be punished, for that. Because tell me, and honestly, if any man is relatively sane - would he support their deed (and especially - WHERE they done that)?
Personally, I think not.
I'm not mentioning their actions BEFORE their arrest (google yourself, if you'd like).
Yeah. Doom is now anyhow related to the politics. It's a dirty game (politics, I mean), and it corrupts almost every man, who's more or less working in that field. But my guess is Shadowman tries to explain his opinion of that matter. Let's not forget that "The Inquisitor" is not about our world. It is a dark fantasy world (where guns and magic are bound together). In which many cruel things are possible (medieval inquisition - remember that? Catholics, protestants, burning people, torturing...). Of course, it can be related somehow to our reality, but only in details. And yes. Shadowman's opinion is not related to politics (or to Putin, like dew wrote) - that is his reaction towards PR's vagary, and that's it.
And ATST (at the same time) I do realize that the American media can portray PR in a different way than we know. Like it was in 08.08.2008, when people believed that it was Russia, as an agressor, towards Georgia. But in nowadays, we know that it has been otherwise, right?
Well, I don't want to blame anyone here for something. But let's be honest with ourselves - do you really believe that just because Shadowman has shown his opinion about PR, he is a "brainwashed"? Maybe we are all brainwashed (no offense) - some more, some less? It may probably depend on the topic we're talking about...
I know that you may consider everything I wrote an off-topic. Still, this is first time I decided to write post like this in such situation.
And yeah, maybe instead of judging Shadowman's actions and his views, maybe you will play wad first (at least it's version, where author replaced those sprites with low-res ones), and then we'll have a discussion about this (if you want to discuss, of course)?
Last edited by [LeD]Jake Crusher on Oct 10 2012 at 11:17