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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me...

(05-09-2012 08:07 PM)Kreekakon Wrote:  I'll say prior to this, Cranky, that while you, and I are friends, I still must speak my mind.
(05-09-2012 07:31 PM)Cranky Old Man Wrote:  Whether or not he is an atypical psychopath who does feel affection for people he loves, I do not know, but I do know that psychopaths can fake love and affection for as long as it suits them, and that some relationships can be mutually exploitative. (She might be fine with him being a psychopath, and might even be one herself. Groupies are known to love the fame itself.)
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This sentence...I just...I'm quite frankly rather disgusted. From what I've seen of PewDiePie, he can be a perfectly normal fun person when he's off the job, and I can tell from hints here, and there that he loves his girlfriend in a genuine type of way.

Psychopaths are typically very kind, nice and friendly people, who can take being model citizens seriously, especially when it comes to "what you can tell". That's not what they lack. They lack the ability to discern right from wrong. They can be just as kind, nice and friendly when they hurt you. I would believe your hints if you've seen PDP display urgent worry for his girlfriend.


Quote:Now, I'll say my two cents about Pewdie. I haven't been in any of these discussions before, so forgive me if I cover old ground.

I don't think that Pewdie is a psychopath at all. He's just having fun in a game. Like say in TF2, you wouldn't be repulsed when you kill there, you'd just go "Whoo!" awesome! Why should killing NPCs be any different, and for that matter irrelevant enemies that don't offer any lasting impact on the story of the game.

Shooting people with a firearm, while traumatizing to a degree, isn't as traumatizing as axe-murdering people. Depicted violence also depends on how realistic it is. TF2 is more cartoonish than Condemned, but if you don't feel that something is wrong when killing in close combat in TF2, you should be concerned, because that means that you've grown desensitized to it, and that much more able to kill somebody in real life. In Condemned, the violence is so realistic, that by the time that you've grown completely used to the violence depicted there, you have the mindset of a murderer. If you can joke freely about killing people in Condemned, you can joke whilst killing people in real life.
NPCs are irrelevant only when they are percieved and thought of as irrelevant. While playing, your brain is being programmed as if the situation was real. It is learning a real-life behavior, and it's especially good at it when stress is involved. This happens even if you would be thinking that it's only a game while playing, which you are not.


Quote:Another thing that I think drove Pewdie to this (His humor), before it became his signature style of course, was acting as suppression for his true terrified feelings. I can tell you this from personal experience:

One I was in a real life horror game made by some of the older students in school. You would have to walk past a level filled with the students dressed up as ghosts to the other side. It was horrifying to a level of extreme for me. So, what did I do? I discovered that joking, and yelling Hello! at the ghosts whenever they appeared helped with my fear. I still respected the characters, and the game, but joking made it easier for me to get through without suffering a breakdown. In the end, the game was still just as fun, and worthwhile than if I had held my breath the whole way through.

That's why I think Pewdie's humor is okay. It's his own way of getting himself to play through the horror without losing his sanity. Occasionally, he will still freak out genuinely, though not always (I think he fakes his screams sometimes), which means he is still very much disturbed by quite a few things he comes across, when he can no longer suppress it with humor successfully.

Yes, joking makes it easier, but what you're doing when you're laughing in the face of danger, is seeking refuge in a mindset that can grow on you. Playing horror games every day, and staying in that mindset every day, is a sure-fire way to brainwash yourself permanently insane.


Quote:Also, if you need to know about Pewdie's non-video game life, watch "Fridays with PewDiePie. It shows quite a interesting look into his life here, and there.

Not the episodes that I've bothered to watch.

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(This post was last modified: 05-09-2012 08:47 PM by Cranky Old Man.)
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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-10-2012, 05:31 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - palistov - 02-10-2012, 09:18 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Fomzo - 02-10-2012, 11:45 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Carrna - 02-10-2012, 12:06 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-12-2012, 10:42 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Scooch - 02-10-2012, 08:37 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Dewi - 02-11-2012, 02:52 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-11-2012, 06:30 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - palistov - 02-11-2012, 06:44 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-13-2012, 12:05 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-12-2012, 10:56 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-12-2012, 11:00 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-12-2012, 11:36 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-13-2012, 12:37 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-13-2012, 01:15 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-13-2012, 12:49 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-13-2012, 01:25 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Statyk - 02-13-2012, 01:28 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - palistov - 02-13-2012, 02:03 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-14-2012, 03:15 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-13-2012, 11:36 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-14-2012, 12:33 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Juby - 02-14-2012, 12:02 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-14-2012, 04:03 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 02-14-2012, 05:09 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-14-2012, 05:42 AM
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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-14-2012, 06:44 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Darkchef - 02-14-2012, 08:31 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Khyrpa - 02-14-2012, 08:45 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-14-2012, 08:45 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-14-2012, 10:39 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Carrna - 02-15-2012, 02:18 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - ZraloK - 02-16-2012, 05:45 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-16-2012, 06:24 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - xdeath - 02-22-2012, 03:35 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - darkely - 02-16-2012, 09:51 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Funman - 02-17-2012, 01:10 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-17-2012, 04:47 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - darkely - 02-17-2012, 07:34 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - darkely - 02-17-2012, 09:02 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - dph314 - 02-21-2012, 05:00 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - sMasl33t - 02-22-2012, 03:49 PM
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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Neophyte - 03-31-2012, 02:29 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 04-05-2012, 04:15 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Cranky Old Man - 05-09-2012 08:44 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Bridge - 05-09-2012, 09:01 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Bridge - 05-09-2012, 09:47 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Bridge - 05-09-2012, 10:39 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Bridge - 05-10-2012, 12:29 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Bridge - 05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Juby - 04-06-2012, 01:44 PM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Kman - 04-05-2012, 02:02 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Tekkie - 04-05-2012, 08:07 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Tekkie - 04-05-2012, 10:26 AM
RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Khyrpa - 04-06-2012, 09:51 PM
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RE: Amnesia Doesn't Scare Me... - Juby - 05-10-2012, 06:18 PM
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