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 Tentacle Bento Kickstarter? 
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Just saw this and I think it went up today. Found it a bit odd to see it on Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/118 ... s?ref=live


May 9th, 2012, 1:08 am
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They mentioned last week that it would be a kickstarter project. It only just went up within the past hour. My money was theirs just as fast!


May 9th, 2012, 1:35 am
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Pure awesome hopefully this will gain as much support as the zombiecide game recently got on there...and just as many bonuses for all us potential investors to


May 9th, 2012, 3:18 am
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cyber akuma wrote:
Pure awesome hopefully this will gain as much support as the zombiecide game recently got on there...and just as many bonuses for all us potential investors to


It would be pretty awesome to see it get that much support. I've all ready pledged $40, and may do more as the project progresses. Although it's looking like stretch goals will be added quite soon. Good on you John!


May 10th, 2012, 1:07 am
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I got a few expenses to take care of first but definately wanting one of the decks and bonus cards tahirt and print so gonna have to jump on this before it's over


May 10th, 2012, 3:17 am
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So looks like the TB kickstarter got cancelled. What do I do if I don't do facebook and still want to help the cause?


May 16th, 2012, 1:28 am
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I would assume after they sort out how they want to handle things there will be an announcement both on FB and on the forums.

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May 16th, 2012, 2:20 am
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I'm following it on fb if there's no mention anywhere else i can atleast keep you posted here so far kickstarter are a bunch of ¡mmm soda!. Other than that john is appealing with them while working on a plan b obviously getting the suspension lifted would make everything a lot easier for those already backing the project but so many feel jaded with kickstarter over this i think there maybe some loss of pledges if they did stay with them after this i mean if it is all over those two articles then the kickstarter are as good as saying we are happily supporting rape


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May 16th, 2012, 3:35 am
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Well will you look at that i wasn't censored with an mmmm soda!


May 16th, 2012, 3:37 am
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It's good to see Tentacle Bento back up on this site. Are you going to include the option to get a dakimakura? I'm sad to see that hasn't been transferred.


May 16th, 2012, 10:57 am
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The Dakimakura will be added back I am sure.

And you are correct no editing at the moment, though that may change as things get more structured.
You could always go back and edit it, I think the mmmmmm Soda is a great idea.

I am glad they were able to get things back up and running as quickly as they did.

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May 16th, 2012, 12:17 pm
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Cyber Akuma, please edit your earlier post, or hopefully a moderator will step in. Not only is profanity against the forum rules posted right at the top of the page, this particular profanity when used aggressively like that does actually create a hostile environment towards women where at the very least we do not feel welcome.

When I read the post last night, I had to log off and spend some time thinking about how to best reply.

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May 16th, 2012, 2:39 pm
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No profanity eh? I guess I have to get creative then when I want to call the people at Kick Starter a bunch of nickle-brained, snot guzzling, orangutangs.
Also, the forum rules only seem to enforce us to be nice to members within the forums, hopefully there should be some leeway on name-calling of weasel shafts outside of the forums.


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Cat wrote:
Cyber Akuma, please edit your earlier post, or hopefully a moderator will step in. Not only is profanity against the forum rules posted right at the top of the page, this particular profanity when used aggressively like that does actually create a hostile environment towards women where at the very least we do not feel welcome.

When I read the post last night, I had to log off and spend some time thinking about how to best reply.



Completely understand why it offends people but I'm surprised at that bit. Is it a US thing? Over here in the UK you'd be more likely to hear it used to insult a man.


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redben wrote:
Cat wrote:
Cyber Akuma, please edit your earlier post, or hopefully a moderator will step in. Not only is profanity against the forum rules posted right at the top of the page, this particular profanity when used aggressively like that does actually create a hostile environment towards women where at the very least we do not feel welcome.

When I read the post last night, I had to log off and spend some time thinking about how to best reply.



Completely understand why it offends people but I'm surprised at that bit. Is it a US thing? Over here in the UK you'd be more likely to hear it used to insult a man.



Happy to go edit it but i always found it weird that women take offense to it aggressive or not i can see something with the origins coming from the the.word kunda which is czech for vagina but i'm sure it has relation to women of a spiritual nature and the goddess cunti believed to be the mother that birthed the world

i assure you my use of this profanity is not directed at discriminating against women but rather venting my predjudices towards idiots without the need for me to spend time in custody similarly if i use the word fag i am not insulting the homosexual community in anyway it's just we call cigarettes that too and i'm about to go for one


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Thank you for editting that..

With a word that has so much social charge as that, however you mean to use it, you can never separate it from how it is used and perceived in our culture as a whole.

Whenever it is used in an insulting/derogatory manner, then you inescapably put yourself on the spectrum of its most hostile use regardless of what it means personally to you.

One of the worst times I’ve encountered it used publically, a drunk and irate passenger was grabbing at his own crotch and screaming at a bus driver. The intent in that instance was unmistakably one of communicating rage and sexual violence. This was clear to every passenger on the bus, and most keenly felt by the women who immediately recognised that we were all in a very hostile and misogynistic environment. (Putting somebody down by equating them with women and women’s sexuality is putting women down too, even if you’re insulting a man.)

This incident was very much an assault, and quite emotionally violent. In the American criminal terminology of ‘assault and battery’ – assault is the threat to do harm, battery is doing physical harm.

Whenever someone uses the word insultingly, even in a less blatant manner, it signals that the person using it could possibly get more extremely violent if they felt more provoked. Even if you are not intending to signal that.

If you use these words among your friends, they are not so likely to feel threatened. But by using it within that context, you all become accustomed to it and then might be more prone to use it in a larger situation where others will hear it and feel threatened. For instance if you’re using it with each other, but happen to be on the bus the following day with that driver and any passengers who were there during the violent expression the night before, then you are signalling potential violence too.

The same message of potential violence is conveyed if you use the word ‘fag’ for anything other than a cigarette. Anyone who has suffered threats or actual harm while being called a fag will hear the potential violence in the use of the word.

Personally, I have no objection to using the C-word in the happy fun context. That’s usually quite clear what the meaning is. But some women still won’t be able to separate it from its cultural context of denigration of women and threats of violence. It doesn’t matter what the roots of the word are, the context of general social usage is unescapable.

But now, I think we should all enjoy a round of Tentacle Grape Soda =^,^=

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Surely then that is all down to context rather than the word.itself on a level of assocition often apropriately shown by the devolution of certain profanities over generational gaps saying dang has relatively no profane context to many but our grandparents would feel differently about such language being spoken around them whether it was aimed at them or not the atmosphere has changed because of the subconcious training they have associated with that phracse and in for a purely comical example if someone was be assaulted with the phrase poopy head repeatedly during a battering. Then ultimately the phrase poopy head will become a trigger regardless of it's lack of being a profanity.

It makes me think of a speach they put at the beginning of the film mean guns in the 90s (similar concept to battle royale bunch of criminals of each other to get the bounty off their boss for taking out everyone else starring ice t and christopher lambert) they went on to say about decensortising to profanity f you here a word over and over again because it is thrown into every sentence (kinda like watching joe pesci in casino) then it will lose all meaning and when it comes a time when you wish to say something with scorn.and venom that word no longer has the same effect this is a sentiment i follow i swear like a sailor those words hold little to no meaning to me nor will they ever i will not associate them negativity or degredation of women or homosexuals because i don't use them in that context to me using that word to insult a woman would be about as effective as calling a guy a !SODA! to insult him

i must say that typically i'm unlikely to want to verbally berate someone with the use of profanities they tend.to lakck specification even.without being decensortised it's a throw away phrase if i had the inclination that i wanted to get under someone's skin wity a verbal tirade it would often.be long sentences of adjectives similar to whatwas said after it was made apparent we can't curse in here but specific to the person and situation and in a tone where they know it is. To that effect


that aside though back to the tentacles and much happier things like tentacle bento having recieved half the pledges it had in under 24 hours paid up front which is awesome i can assume that some.will be holding off now until pay day etc. Where they wouldn't have needed to worry so much with kickstarter as.it doesn't take the funds straight away so definately a high possitive note that requires lots of celebrating and waving of all manner of tentacles at.kickstarter for caving into the pressure.from a blog that got less than a quarter of the number of pledges tentacle bento.had liking it on facebook and other social networks giving up a guaranteed $1500 and the possibility of so much more for no good reason


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Though i still have a few questions if john islurking around is there stilla deadline for pledges or is this going to be runninh right up until the game is ready to be dispatched? If there is one is it still june 7th otr will it be extended to accomodate for the lost time with kickstarter? And for editing pledges for those of us out of the usa i can't see any way i can alrter n order once it has been made without creating another order and adding another automatic charge for postage is there going to be a way we can do this?


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I'm here, ducking arrows at the moment. Our pledge drive will continue into most of June, we will communicate a date soon. Thanks for everyone's support here.


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It really must be a US/UK cultural divide thing as it doesn't carry any of those connotations here.


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