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Guilty (and not-so-guilty) Pleasures. We should all be ashamed of ourselves

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)

    Are you referring to the entire Valdemar series? Or the ones solely about Vanyel?

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  • Sangheili91Sangheili91 Registered User regular
    Kamar wrote:
    I'm more nervous about people hearing me listen to crap like Linkin Park, Eminem, or Rise Against than I am them hearing me listen to Kawada Mami or Mizuki Nana.

    I am not ashamed to admit that I love Linkin Park and Rise Against. Their latest releases, A Thousand Suns and Endgame, are the best work each of them has ever done in my opinion. I think people hate on them because it was the cool thing to do, but LP and RA don't deserve it.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Fast and the Furious movies. All of them. Even the Tokyo one.

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    THEPAIN73 wrote:
    Syphyre wrote:
    I wouldn't call Weird Al a guilty pleasure. Just a nerdy one. I enjoy his work as well. Maybe my guilty part is I can sing some of his songs rather than the originals they were based off of. Don't know the lyrics to American Pie, but boy can I tell you about this here Anakin guy.

    I knew of the parody before I knew the pie.

    i think the real tragedy is that depressingly large percentage of you think it's a madonna song

  • ArkadyArkady Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Kamar wrote:
    I'm more nervous about people hearing me listen to crap like Linkin Park, Eminem, or Rise Against than I am them hearing me listen to Kawada Mami or Mizuki Nana.

    I am not ashamed to admit that I love Linkin Park and Rise Against. Their latest releases, A Thousand Suns and Endgame, are the best work each of them has ever done in my opinion. I think people hate on them because it was the cool thing to do, but LP and RA don't deserve it.

    I don't know anything about Rise Against, but LP sure as hell did back when they first got popular. It was extremely overwrought and melodramatic teenage issues pablum by a band assembled by a record label. Even as someone who liked overwrought melodramatic teenage issues pablum back when i was an overwrought and melodramatic teenager LP was a bridge too far.

    But really, in the face of brokencyde holding anything against lp just seems silly.

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  • A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    Syphyre wrote:
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)

    Are you referring to the entire Valdemar series? Or the ones solely about Vanyel?

    Just the Vanyel ones.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    Did I hear someone talk shit about Eminem and Rise Against? No where are either of those guilty. They're accepted in the main stream.

    Linkin Park is only guilty on the internet where we judge everything.

  • mjn6172mjn6172 Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    Modern Man wrote:
    KalTorak wrote:
    Particularly degrading porn is a guilty pleasure of mine.
    I think people in our general age bracket have watched so much porn, we're immune to the more vanilla stuff. Anything less than a gangbang, and we're bored.

    I guess that's a bad thing, but I can't really tell anymore, seeing as I'm mostly dead inside.

    If it doesn't involve shemales, farm animals, masochism, and hot girl-on-girl-on-girl-on-alligator action, I'm not interested.


    Thanks, internet.

    Princess Donna is taking notes.

    I almost feel guilty for knowing who that is, but that's mainly my Wife's influence. She absolutely ADORES Princess Donna.

    For my real guilty pleasures, hmmm maybe I better start a list:

    I've watched every episode of Smallville, and enjoyed them. The same goes for Charmed and Supernatural (although Supernatural's really good, not much of a guilty pleasure there.)

    I love M. Night Shyamalan's movies. They're terrible, but I can watch them over and over. I'll even argue that Signs makes sense if you think about it long enough.

    Signs spoiler
    Spoiler:

    I've not only read all of the Wheel of Time books, I also have the Audio Book versions of them. I actually have a lot of audio books that I listen to on that 30 minute drive to and from work each day.

    I've watched Wrestling since I was a little kid. There's times when it's popular enough that it's OK to watch it, but no matter what week in and week out I still tune in.

    I played, beat, and actually enjoyed Superman 64. I can't even claim that I was a kid who didn't know better, I was in college when the N64 came out, there's just something about it that I liked.

    My most recent trainwreck television watching pleasure is Four Weddings. It feels a lot like Bridezillas, except the crazies are also rating each others weddings. My Wife and I just love to watch them subtly snipe at each other.

    As a kid, I loved rock/metal but I was also REALLY religious. This led to some . . . interesting discussions with my friends where I was trying to convince them that the Jesus Rock bands were just as good if not better than Metallica/Megadeath/whoever else. Even now I'll still find myself humming Bride songs at random times.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    A-Puck wrote:
    Syphyre wrote:
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)

    Are you referring to the entire Valdemar series? Or the ones solely about Vanyel?

    Just the Vanyel ones.

    I didn't like those particular books when I first read them. But read them again (And the entire series, hah) about 3 months ago, and decided they were more interesting than when I first started. The Valdemar Universe books are just sorta a happy pleasure now anyways because although she was willing to torture and kill people in her first books, the later books are "oh some side character we never heard about dies, and yay, everyone else gets a happy ending!" But light fantasy is relaxing and fun sometimes.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)
    I had no idea anyone else had ever read this.

    My guilty pleasure is anime. Not like, Miyazaki. But like "Oh shit that half zompire chick's power level is over 9,000 with the freaky horns how the fuck are they going to...OMG that was so badass!" kind of anime that demands nothing more than the willingness to utterly shut down your brain while superhumans fuck shit up with improbably sized swords/magic powers/vampire fury/50 story tall mechs or any combination thereof.

    I hadn't watched any since my teen years, and then fucking Netflix went and put up a whole anime library in my 360 browse selection after I watched Ponyo.

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  • A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    JihadJesus wrote:
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)
    I had no idea anyone else had ever read this.

    Did you know that this existed? http://www.amazon.com/Oath-Fealty-Elizabeth-Moon/dp/0345508742 Semi-sequel to Deed. Set in the same world, just after Paks' deed. Main viewpoint characters are the Duke and two of his captains as they move on. No where near as good as Deed, but still pretty ok.

    Soon... soon I will install you, my precious.
  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    I liked American Idiot, the album, not really the song.

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  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    Yeah, but I never read it. I actually haven't read Deed for like 10 years, and I think my copy got sold at a yard sale at some point.

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  • fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote:
    Fast and the Furious movies. All of them. Even the Tokyo one.

    I liked the Tokyo one way more than the second one.

    Haven't seen the fifth one yet, but I really want to.

  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Just... Just, the worstRegistered User regular
    There are five of those things now? What are they, rabbits? You turn your back for one minute and they start reproducing.

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  • BeltaineBeltaine The End of TimeRegistered User regular
    The latest F&F was decent enough that I don't think it could be considered a guilty pleasure.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    A-Puck wrote:
    JihadJesus wrote:
    A-Puck wrote:
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)
    I had no idea anyone else had ever read this.

    Did you know that this existed? http://www.amazon.com/Oath-Fealty-Elizabeth-Moon/dp/0345508742 Semi-sequel to Deed. Set in the same world, just after Paks' deed. Main viewpoint characters are the Duke and two of his captains as they move on. No where near as good as Deed, but still pretty ok.

    heading out to pick this up soon

    thanks!

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Moon did a prequel about Gird's mortal life too

    never read it though

  • UltimanecatUltimanecat Registered User regular
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    I liked American Idiot, the album, not really the song.

    Canadian Idiot is better.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.

    I thought the key to those kinds of things was telling the people what they want to hear.

    Also, Cervetus, stop weirding up the internet for the rest of us. Unless it isn't that weird than it is okay. I just hate that you actually have to look for normal porn sometimes, without some kind of stupid gimmick or disgusting thing that you can't unsee. Or running commentary by dumbasses in the background.

    You haven't given me a reason to steer clear of you!
  • UltimanecatUltimanecat Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote:
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.

    I thought the key to those kinds of things was telling the people what they want to hear.

    Very likely. It's the same basis for polygraph testing (if you even believe it works). They expect you to lie about things that everyone does but nobody admits to, so they can find the baseline of what you are comfortable telling the truth about. If you are perfectly honest the whole way through, then you're throwing them a curveball.

    Likewise, I don't use illicit drugs nor have I ever used illicit drugs. I tell them that and they think I'm lying, but it's a small lie they can live with. When I admit that I watch porn regularly though, it seriously makes them wonder if I'm hiding something terrible about my drug use (or any other thing they're concerned about).

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.
    I doubt you're shocking them. They're probably seen it all before. They're mostly concerned with making sure that there isn't anything in your porn-viewing history that could be used against you. Like, if a foreign agent threatened to expose your porn viewing to your family or friends, would you be willing to turn over secrets to keep that hidden? A friend of mine went through the process and they were kind of surprised he's never smoked pot. They apparently expect everyone to have at least tried it in college.

    It's like how being gay is no longer automatically a bar to a security clearance. However, if you're married but are secretly cruising parks for man-love and keeping that hidden from your wife, that's going to be a problem for your clearance.

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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    Dhalphir wrote:
    Fast and the Furious movies. All of them. Even the Tokyo one.

    This is not a guilty pleasure. Tokyo Drift was friken hilarious.

    Oh noes someone is trying to kill me! I have an idea, lets drift down a straight road because that is obviously the quickest way to get away from the men with the guns.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote:
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.

    I thought the key to those kinds of things was telling the people what they want to hear.

    Also, Cervetus, stop weirding up the internet for the rest of us. Unless it isn't that weird than it is okay. I just hate that you actually have to look for normal porn sometimes, without some kind of stupid gimmick or disgusting thing that you can't unsee. Or running commentary by dumbasses in the background.

    I do wish that spitting on or in or near pretty much everything hadn't become a standard part of "normal" porn parlance.

  • BeltaineBeltaine The End of TimeRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    JebusUD wrote:
    Cervetus wrote:
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

    I've been trying to get a security clearance recently, and my relative openness about accessing pornography is not considered normal. Apparently it is something I should be ashamed about, but I'm just not.

    My God, but do the interviewers try. Nothing like explaining frequency, explicit acts, actual and assumed age of participants to 50 year old men who simply cannot grasp that a whole generation has grown up with extremely easy access to this stuff.

    I thought the key to those kinds of things was telling the people what they want to hear.

    Also, Cervetus, stop weirding up the internet for the rest of us. Unless it isn't that weird than it is okay. I just hate that you actually have to look for normal porn sometimes, without some kind of stupid gimmick or disgusting thing that you can't unsee. Or running commentary by dumbasses in the background.

    I do wish that spitting on or in or near pretty much everything hadn't become a standard part of "normal" porn parlance.

    I know, right?

    Just when you're getting into it... *fptoo*

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  • exmelloexmello Registered User regular
    Romance anime, especially ones adapted to TV from dirty ps2 games. Yes I know they all have the exact same plot.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Just... Just, the worstRegistered User regular
    edited September 2011
    When I watch any anime, even good anime like Cowboy Bebop, I still feel a bit weird about it.

    But then, I don't really watch much. Bebop, Excel Saga, Death Note and that's pretty much it. I don't count Miyazaki.

    Some of the cultural things just kind of freak me out a bit. Like when girls get flabbergasted and shy about everything, or the Hannah Barbera antics that sometimes occur (LOOK AT THIS ISN'T THIS WACKY) in serious stories. The voice actors rushing through sentences without using periods makes me feel awkward in a big way. People striking poses for no reason. And all the grunting and groaning ALL THE TIME. The characters all make these little sounds like an "eh" or "hmm" or "uh".

    All of this happens in the aforementioned animes that I do enjoy. But they also make me feel a little weird for liking them.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Anime guilty pleasures? None more than Dragonball Z. I don't know if I'd call Excel Saga a guilty pleasure since that felt a lot like Japan's version of animaniacs.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Syphyre wrote:
    Anime guilty pleasures? None more than Dragonball Z. I don't know if I'd call Excel Saga a guilty pleasure since that felt a lot like Japan's version of animaniacs.

    If it's anything like Animaniacs, it is not a guilty pleasure.

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    Loose: about to slip, to release (Ex: "That knot is loose." "Loose arrows.")
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