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What do you vote for?

Let’s keep playing
10
23%
Let’s go home
34
77%
 
Total votes : 44

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Infected Mushroom
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:47 am

Please consider the following Squid Game hypothetical:

You are a South Korean destroyed by heavy debt and poverty. Loan sharks regularly threaten you with death and injury. Your family life is a mess and you have no economic prospects.

One day, you and some 400 others in a similar situation as yourself are abducted by an organization of masked gun men to participate in series of games (the Squid Games).

6 consecutive games will be played in which players will be eliminated. If you complete the 6th game you win hundreds of millions of dollars.

In the first game (which is a version of Red Light, Green Light in which automated guns shoot down half the players to death when they fail to “stop” in time as they try to make it past a line), half the players are lethally eliminated.

The rest of the games will also presumably be lethal perversions/iterations of children’s games where people will die.

The game hosts then give the remaining players a vote. The majority will prevail. The voting options:

1. Continue the games. More people will die through the rounds, if you are among those who win the final game you become rich

2. End the games. Everyone goes back to their lives as poverty-stricken debtors in South Korea.


What do you vote for?

One person says “We have no chance out there. At least in here, we do. It’s more insane out there.”

Is he telling the truth or exaggerating?

I would vote to keep playing because to my mind, there isn’t much of a point to a life as a debtor in un-salvageable poverty. For me anyways, there’s a cut off point where if life is going to be that bad, might as well gamble it hard.
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The Blaatschapen
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:49 am

Go home, sue the organisation for the trauma you got from abduction and having to witness 200 murders.

Get rich from the lawsuit.
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Nationalist Northumbria
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Postby Nationalist Northumbria » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:52 am

Is this set in the Infected Mushroom Cinematic Universe?
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:54 am

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Is this set in the Infected Mushroom Cinematic Universe?


The I M C U?

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to post in the I.M.C.U
It's fun to post in the I.M.C.U

*does the dance*
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Infected Mushroom
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:54 am

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Is this set in the Infected Mushroom Cinematic Universe?


Sure

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Postby Heloin » Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:58 am

I feel like you missed the point of the show.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:02 am

Heloin wrote:I feel like you missed the point of the show.


I haven’t gotten to the end yet. I’m only three episodes in. I’m writing the hypo based on what I’ve seen so far.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:11 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:Go home, sue the organisation for the trauma you got from abduction and having to witness 200 murders.

Get rich from the lawsuit.

Then write tell-all book: "Not Child's Play", blasting the practise and shedding light on your horrific experience.

Make more money.

Still, go home.

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Is this set in the Infected Mushroom Cinematic Universe?


The I M C U?

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to post in the I.M.C.U
It's fun to post in the I.M.C.U

*does the dance*

Bravo!

Although, that tune will be in my head for days now!
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Postby Unified Communist Councils » Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:35 am

The conundrum lies in how both society and the corporate death game are structured, enshrining meritocracy as salvation and making the postulation that everyone lives in this theoretical playing field of equal opportunities for the manifestation of ones' potential. To vote in favor of disbanding the games is to return to a life of suffering and no opportunity, to vote no in favor of continuing the games is to make a gamble of risk and reward.

It is never explicitly stated in the Squid Games that there needs to be one winner, it's been made abundantly clear by the guards that the cash reward will be evenly divided, insinuating the possibility of multiple winners. The most effective way to win is not to play by the rules altogether, pool violence into a collective might, and overthrow the guards. Seize their weaponry and proceed to take over control of the island, hold the Front Man at gun-point and coerce him into calling for a coast guard ship that would allow everyone to escape. Once the call is made, kill the Front Man because he's an asshole and proceed to seize every last valuable on the island including the prize money. If you survive, you have won by working together, and hopefully from this experience, you come out not just wealthier but with the realization that structuring society as an arbitrary rat race which reserves rewards and luxuries to an entitled minority rather than the common good is not the most desirable way to go about things.
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Postby Ifreann » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:43 am

Unified Communist Councils wrote:The conundrum lies in how both society and the corporate death game are structured, enshrining meritocracy as salvation and making the postulation that everyone lives in this theoretical playing field of equal opportunities for the manifestation of ones' potential. To vote in favor of disbanding the games is to return to a life of suffering and no opportunity, to vote no in favor of continuing the games is to make a gamble of risk and reward.

It is never explicitly stated in the Squid Games that there needs to be one winner, it's been made abundantly clear by the guards that the cash reward will be evenly divided, insinuating the possibility of multiple winners. The most effective way to win is not to play by the rules altogether, pool violence into a collective might, and overthrow the guards. Seize their weaponry and proceed to take over control of the island, hold the Front Man at gun-point and coerce him into calling for a coast guard ship that would allow everyone to escape. Once the call is made, kill the Front Man because he's an asshole and proceed to seize every last valuable on the island including the prize money. If you survive, you have won by working together, and hopefully from this experience, you come out not just wealthier but with the realization that structuring society as an arbitrary rat race which reserves rewards and luxuries to an entitled minority rather than the common good is not the most desirable way to go about things.

I like the sound of this.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:04 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:Go home, sue the organisation for the trauma you got from abduction and having to witness 200 murders.

Get rich from the lawsuit.


^ this, make it a class action suit.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:06 am

Ifreann wrote:
Unified Communist Councils wrote:The conundrum lies in how both society and the corporate death game are structured, enshrining meritocracy as salvation and making the postulation that everyone lives in this theoretical playing field of equal opportunities for the manifestation of ones' potential. To vote in favor of disbanding the games is to return to a life of suffering and no opportunity, to vote no in favor of continuing the games is to make a gamble of risk and reward.

It is never explicitly stated in the Squid Games that there needs to be one winner, it's been made abundantly clear by the guards that the cash reward will be evenly divided, insinuating the possibility of multiple winners. The most effective way to win is not to play by the rules altogether, pool violence into a collective might, and overthrow the guards. Seize their weaponry and proceed to take over control of the island, hold the Front Man at gun-point and coerce him into calling for a coast guard ship that would allow everyone to escape. Once the call is made, kill the Front Man because he's an asshole and proceed to seize every last valuable on the island including the prize money. If you survive, you have won by working together, and hopefully from this experience, you come out not just wealthier but with the realization that structuring society as an arbitrary rat race which reserves rewards and luxuries to an entitled minority rather than the common good is not the most desirable way to go about things.

I like the sound of this.

To much work, send in the lawyers.
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Postby The Reformed American Republic » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:07 am

I'm surprised 80% of NSG made the right decision.
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Postby Nationalist Northumbria » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:10 am

The Reformed American Republic wrote:I'm surprised 80% of NSG made the right decision.

I'm a proud member of the 20%.
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Here's a health to every labouring lad that ploughs and sows the ground;
And when his work is over, his home he will enjoy
Oh how lucky is the girl that weds a bonny labouring boy."
"In dreams, the mead-hall shines, the wine and honey flow;
Then I awake to find myself in frost and hail and wind and snow
This
middangeard, once so bright, now withers and decays;
And I must wait in silence grey for warmer, kinder, happier days."

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Postby The Reformed American Republic » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:12 am

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
The Reformed American Republic wrote:I'm surprised 80% of NSG made the right decision.

I'm a proud member of the 20%.

Why am I not surprised?
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Postby Nationalist Northumbria » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:13 am

The Reformed American Republic wrote:
Nationalist Northumbria wrote:I'm a proud member of the 20%.

Why am I not surprised?

What does that mean?
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"So fill this glass up to the brim, let the toast come early round,
Here's a health to every labouring lad that ploughs and sows the ground;
And when his work is over, his home he will enjoy
Oh how lucky is the girl that weds a bonny labouring boy."
"In dreams, the mead-hall shines, the wine and honey flow;
Then I awake to find myself in frost and hail and wind and snow
This
middangeard, once so bright, now withers and decays;
And I must wait in silence grey for warmer, kinder, happier days."

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Postby Ifreann » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:16 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I like the sound of this.

To much work, send in the lawyers.

Send in the lawyers after the people so mega-rich that they've set up these death games to watch? Sounds like a doomed mission.
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Postby The Reformed American Republic » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:18 am

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
The Reformed American Republic wrote:Why am I not surprised?

What does that mean?

I say this in a non-insulting way, but you never struck me as someone who valued life.
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Postby Catalonia 2070 RP » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:18 am

Ifreann wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:To much work, send in the lawyers.

Send in the lawyers after the people so mega-rich that they've set up these death games to watch? Sounds like a doomed mission.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:28 am

lmao fuck that im going home
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Postby FNU » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:31 am

Not like I have weekend plans anyways.
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Postby The Two Jerseys » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:46 am

You sure you have the right Korea?
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Postby Ifreann » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:48 am

The Two Jerseys wrote:You sure you have the right Korea?

The other Korea has the wanton murders but without the fun aesthetic of playground games.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:57 am

Ifreann wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:To much work, send in the lawyers.

Send in the lawyers after the people so mega-rich that they've set up these death games to watch? Sounds like a doomed mission.

The deeper the pockets, the more damages to extract.
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Postby Vikanias » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:09 pm

Hasn’t squid game been dead for the past month? Any I’m voting stay, if anyone watched the fucking show it’s the most reasonable option. The loan sharks will get you sooner of later.
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