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  1. I think its the context that matters. The word "trap" itself isn't a slur, as long as its not referring to a person being transgender. Its the hidden meaning behind it that only applies in this specific case which is offensive. And that hidden meaning in this case is the suggestion, that trans-people are trying to deceit or trick other people into a sexual relationship by pretending to be of another sex than they are. The same would of course apply to other words if they ever got a derived and derogatory meaning like this. If there was ever such a case for people of Asian descent, then yes, I think that the same should go for that word and it shouldn't be used in such a context anymore. Which is why, of course, any other way of suggesting that trans people are simply pretending to be something they aren't in order to get something they want on the cost of another persons gullibility should be seen as an offense as well. No matter the words used.
  2. I agree with the decision, because in this context, the word "trap" is clearly used to suggest, that trans-individuals are fake/undesirable/unwanted people who just try to fool others for sexual reasons. Im honestly surprised that this wasn't banned earlier around here.
  3. Happy Birthday 😄, i hope that you will have a fun day 😉🍰

    1. Josef


      Thanks! 🙂 

    2. LykosHand


      You're welcome 😄

  4. I fell for it. Damn. Happy April Fools day!
  5. How can I participate? How does this work?
  6. Given how hard it is for us to find and battle some of the Gym leaders in Reborn, how is it possible that all the trainers we meet have Pokemon at a Level thats about equal to ours? Wouldn't they all require the gym badges as well in order for their Pokemon to listen to them? 

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    2. DreamblitzX


      It's one of those necessary immersion for gameplay tradeoffs, like levels themselves

    3. Commander


      If you want to get into that, then you'd have to acknowledge the fact that the trainer levels are...ludicrous. All trainers miraculously are all similar leveled to you when people are free to explore and move around. It's a gameplay mechanic merely designed to premote variety in Pokemon teams and a means to grind.

    4. Josef


      It would have been more logical to establish it as some form of actual law in the Pokemon world like: "Those who challenge the league have the obligation to keep their Pokemon underneath a certain level for fairness, otherwise their Pokegear will detect it and emit an ultra sonic noise only to be heard by the over-leveled Pokemon which will cause the Pokemon to go frenzy and disobey. Those who dont challenge the league are free to train their Pokemon to whichever level they like." In my opinion, something like this would make a little more sense, as it would also explain why veteran trainers such as Victoria who choose to challenge the league have to begin from a low level again, while other trainers who dont try to earn the badges such as the Elite 4 can have Pokemon at maximum level if they want to.

  7. Happy Birthday :D, i hope that you will have a fun day ^^

  8. If any of you like Detective Conan and haven't heard about this yet: Anokatas identity was finally revealed. 

  9. Seems like this is the time of the year, where almost everyone on the community (including myself) is struggling with a nearing mental breakdown. I hope the rest of the year will be better. Life kinda seems to be throwing everything it has at us right now. Whoever and wherever you are: Stay strong. You are not alone in all of this mess.

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