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Anonymous said: Hello! So I am absolutely terrible at arguing, but my OC is not supposed to be. He is way more persuasive and clever than I am, and he can easily win a debate, so how can I RP someone who is far above my level? I'm afraid of writing weak arguments that will make him look stupid.

It’s actually really easy to be good at arguments and debates, especially if you’re in an rp setting and can make shit up. :D Here are some personal tips from me on how to construct an argument. Remember the PEA! Point, evidence, analysis. Before constructing any argument, try to know what your point is. Try to write a topic sentence, as concise as possible, like “The Avengers will kick the X-Men ass in a battle located in New York City”. Evidence! Try to have at least three pieces of evidence possible in order to back up your point, and always analyze this evidence afterwards. “Because The Avengers have Captain America” Evidence! “Who really has a nice ass and no one can beat his ass cause he has the best one, duh!” Analysis! “Because Wolverine will totally help the Avengers. As seen in graphic novel blah blah blah, Wolverine’s loyalty lies with the Avengers and not with the X-Men.” That’s basically how I would do it in any sort of essay writing slash pseudo debate scenario. 

Here are some links to help you with constructing arguments:

Depending on how you want to play your character, there are a lot of ways to be persuasive. Your character can be more intellectual, coming up with good points to persuade someone to do good. Or, your character can be cunning and achieve it through subtle psychological hints and body language. For example, if you’re drinking with someone, every time that person laugh, by taking a drink you can make them associate the happy and free feeling of being drunk with you. So they naturally listen to you more. Obviously, that’s really sneaky, so it’s up to your character traits on whether that would be included. All persuasive characters have one thing in common and that’s confidence. So as the writer, you have to be confident in what your character’s motivations are. Be sure that you know why your character is persuading someone to do as such. Is it because they always want to be right? Or, is it because they are more manipulative?

Here are some links to help:

And for playing someone more clever than you are, google helps. Really. I’m currently playing an electrical engineer and I have no idea how to even begin. But it’s always about the research. When a specific topic comes up like, building a tiny robot camera, I google how to build a robot camera. It’s legitimately all I do for every character. When I roleplay Hawkeye, I think I had thirty tabs open at one point telling me how to shoot an arrow and how to calculate wind direction affecting said arrow. So you know, bullshit a little bit, and google a little bit. Throw really long words at your roleplayer and it’s all good. 

Here are some links:

Hope that helps!

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noterin:

Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.

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slythwolf:

ayeishteeruu:

Men are pretty fucking scary like you don’t know if the one you date is an abusive asshole and when they are, you have 75% chance of dying after you leave him. That’s like contracting a virus and the doctor telling you that there is a 75% mortality rate.

im pretty sure its actually that your chance of him killing you increases by 75% if you leave

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It is not possible to be truly balanced in one’s views of an abuser and an abused woman. As Dr. Judith Herman explains eloquently in her masterwork Trauma and Recovery, “neutrality” actually serves the interests of the perpetrator much more than those of the victim and so is not neutral. Although an abuser prefers to have you wholeheartedly on his side, he will settle contentedly for your decision to take a middle stance. To him, that means you see the couple’s problems as partly her fault and partly his fault, which means it isn’t abuse.
— Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That: Inside The Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via radtransfem)
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janesfoster:

girls don’t like boys girls like interdimensional travel via wormholes and kristen stewart

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iamokaybymyself:

ikusaba:

supersmashkev:

this is on a level that i cannot reach

this is teen nick sitcom level

this was literally an episode of that’s so raven.

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wildwildwasteland:

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”

Please reblog! 

*sarcastically* what? NOoo why would I eVeR want to play as anything besides some white dude with wonderfully indistinct features and the same personality?

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  • brute: *starts to charge*
  • Vanguard Shepard: *CHARGES BACK*
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paris666hilton:

THIS IS ART

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yes yes i clean 4 u

unimpressedcats:

yes yes i clean 4 u

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buzzfeed:

HIS NAME IS GUS AND HE’S SLIGHTLY CROSS-EYED AND LOOK AT THE FLOOF ON HIM

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6woofs:

A photo I’d normally crop, but…. omg the cat’s head. I…. had no idea he was there at the time.

I can’t stop laughing

6woofs:

6woofs:

A photo I’d normally crop, but…. omg the cat’s head. I…. had no idea he was there at the time.

I can’t stop laughing

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the-gingerdancer:

papayadog:

scandalous

 i will reblog this as many times as it takes me to stop finding this funny

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