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  1. skinst

    Abortion

    Which means they are biased, not understanding of the woman's plight, and bigoted to boot. You seem to be under the impression that Planned Parenthood only supports abortion as a choice. That's wrong. They take care of woman regardless of their choices. I reccomend you actually read some of the links posted so you can grasp a better understanding of what they do. Also, Churches are partly to blame for the fact that abortions are needed in the first place.
  2. skinst

    Abortion

    No, Christian anti abortion fundies have that covered. :3 http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-to...ndard-21507.htm As for costs: http://www.prochoice.org/pregnant/expect/costs.html
  3. skinst

    Abortion

    If I'mnotsorry.net was working, I'd show you that. It has real life stories of woman who have gone to so called 'other option' councilers and had similar results. Also, Christian and other religious anti-abortionists are some of the worst offenders of womans rights. So if an expectant mother was ADAMANT about having an abortion and nothing the Christian anti-abortionists you know said to try and convince her otherwise, would they still deny her an abortion? From all of the news stories and websites I've read, most DO deny it. As for your statement about money, gee, I wonder how much the catholic/christian church rakes in for what they do. Hmmmm.
  4. skinst

    Abortion

    If you were well aware of the problems that exist, then you wouldn't be Pro-Birth. At all. Yes, an expectant mother who doesn't want a child is going to go to an ANTI-ABORTION crowd to have a guilt trip the size of a truck shoved down their throat, made to feel like absolute crap, and walks out of there probably crying and more confused than ever. Yeah, no thank you. I'd rather go to Planned Parenthood and get an unbiased opinion.
  5. skinst

    Abortion

    I admire your courage, but I think you're missing something important: Not everyone is like you. And you and other pro-birther's still want to force that burden onto woman who aren't as equipped as you are for dealing with things like that.
  6. skinst

    Abortion

    To me that just fuels the fire. If people are going to use their religion in debates, they need to acknowledge ALL of it, not just the parts that fit their agenda.
  7. While I imagine your bias is not without reason, but I think you're being a bit unfair to say as much when there has been substantial proof in the past that spriters WILL edit sprites if people word their crit in a manner that doesn't come off as being, well, jerks about it. Does no one remember La Femme? Maybe I'm a rarity, but I accept all constrictive crit passed my way. However I think the thing that confuses people most is just because someone gives an artist crit, doesn't mean they must then edit their work accordingly. Want to know why? Firstly, whose to say you're (collective) right and the artist (collective) is wrong? Secondly, we may see our art differently to you (not specifically you, btw). Thirdly, and I cannot stress this enough; We. Don't. Have. To. Just as you are perfectly entitled to your opinions, critique and whatnot, we are perfectly entitled to tell you that no, we do not have to follow your crit. Does that mean you have to shut up and deal with it? No, you don't have to do that. You can have a carry on about this and that and whatever you like, as much as you like. But remember the three points above.
  8. skinst

    Abortion

    I find that interesting, considering your Bible has abortion in it and is used. FYI, that's a direct translation from the Hebrew Bible, so it's far more accurate than the other english translations. So quite frankly, using your Christian beliefs as a means to say abortion is wrong is actually wrong in of itself. Also I'd like to add that many Christians believe it is their right to have children, and are part of a large percentage who either forbid birth control or sabotage it? Also they are the ones who glorify the 'abstinence only' education, completely ignoring the fact that almost a 1/4 of woman who have abortions are MARRIED. The crime rate growing has NOTHING to do with Christian values and EVERYTHING to do with the stresses of modern life. Your arguement is coming across as rather confusing. First you say abortion is wrong and then you turn around and say that we should solve all the issues that come before abortion before we outlaw it. You do realise that, as long as people have twisted minds and believe the things they do that rape, molestation and such will continue to happen? Not without completely changing the education system in the countries and also making sure all immigrants are given a good run down of the laws of the country they're entering will even put a dent in lessening these things. Abortion is nessacary in this world. Sad but the cold, hard, TRUTH.
  9. skinst

    Abortion

    Proof, please. And don't quote the Bible. If growing stronger in faith means I have to be forced to be pregnant after being raped/molested/birth control failure and I am not in a position to raise my child, then I'm extremely glad I do not believe in the same higher power you do. In various places, very much so. Why do you think China introduced a one child only birth policy? Over a third of abortions are due to rape. Quite a number are also due to molestation, and even moreso from men tampering with the woman's birth control. Address the source before you blame the result. So are you vegan? And if so, what about plant life? What about those pesky bugs that are just as innocent and, believe it or not, just as insignificant as the clump of cells you are trying to 'save'? By that logic, tapeworms, virus's, cancerous growths and tumors should not be removed either, because they do/can have unique DNA. And before you pull the 'its a life!' or 'it's a person' or 'its a human' card on me, whichever you choose, hate to tell you, but scientifically its not any of those yet. If you personally don't want to, fine. But you have NO right denying others, because that goes against your very logic. You're saying woman don't have the right to control a fetus growing in their body, because it isn't them? How come YOU and other pro-birther's get to control the bodies of BILLIONS of woman just because you don't like or agree with abortion then? Why does YOUR agenda get to decide the fate of just as many lives, because you don't LIKE something? Both of my brothers were/are handicapped and they were wanted. I was the only baby that was perfectly healthy and I was almost aborted. Think about that. No, the reason there are so many parentless children is because pro-birther's such as yourself convince mothers to keep children they do not want in the first place. If they had of been aborted, they could have been saved from that hell. I wouldn't know because I wouldn't exist, which makes your point kinda moot. There are worse things in life than death, and some things that are better off not living through. How exactly is this even relevant? O_o; Prevention, my friend, is not getting rid of abortion. It is sorting out why abortion is needed in the first place. Want to know why? It's because Pro-Birther's such as yourself have decided that we'd better teach abstience only education to kids, which has been proven to be ineffective, instead of real, solid sexual education. It is because quite a few men still believe it is their right to force woman to bear them children. It is because quite a few sick men still believe it is their right to have power over woman, and have sex with them even if they don't want to (i.e RAPE). It is because sicker men still believe little girls are sexual objects, and should be violated against their will. (i.e MOLESTATION). It is because bigoted polititions think that the world is all flowers and roses, and that all of the above doesn't happen as much as it does. Change the above first, and I can guarentee that there will not be as many abortions in your country anymore. If you don't believe me, check out the stats in countries like Sweden and France, where abortion is legal, safe and they aren't taught 'Abstinence only' rubbish in schools as their sexual education. Unfortunetly, unless woman are over the age of 35 and already HAVE children, they cannot be sterilised in America. None taken. Hopefully you in turn will not find any of these posts offensive.
  10. Banned for trying to find themself.
  11. skinst

    Cats

    My cat got a whole plate of mince for Christmas. She was in the house by herself over it so when I came home, it was devoured.
  12. I know that this is a somewhat old post, but this is something I feel I should address. Nebula dragons come in an infinite array of colours and patterns due to how they get their markings. Since it is impossible to make infinite recolours for every single scroll in existance, my original intent was to make a series of 4 when the breed was near completion. Due to time restraints on Sif's part however, only two colours were made, which I didn't mind in the slightest. I figured that, should the breed ever be released, I could easily make a second set when time permitted and if TJ was interested in the idea. About 5 months or so after their release, I approached TJ with the idea and he didn't object, so Sif and I made a second series, as was the original intent. The set was ready months before TJ actually released them. My point is, there was no problem with resources for the Nebula's because the original plan was to have more of them at some point if TJ was open to the idea. So making alts was a-okay because Sif and I were the ones who intended to create more. This idea however is different. Some artists may not have pictured their dragons as having more than one colour set, and so naturally this project plus passed ones such as the Shiny project will have some objections from the dragon's creators. It isn't a matter of resources the majority of the time, it's a matter of how the Artist(s) feel in regards to their breed. ^^
  13. 182cm, or 5"11 in the old measurements
  14. Got my two. And I know someone whose going to be over the moon. ^^
  15. Credits list updated for the last time. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and I hope you all enjoyed the event. ^^
  16. Credits updated! And so you can enjoy it in all it's larger glory:
  17. Credits has been updated for all those interested.
  18. http://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?showt...dpost&p=5752569 Credits has been updated.
  19. Credits list has been updated Enjoy Gold Day.
  20. Credits list has been updated for anyone interested. (First post)
  21. Awesomesauce! CREDITS LIST: Organisers: skinst, marrionetta Book bases and cover: skinst Book Illustrations: earthgirl Coder: TJ09 Badges: skinst (silver recolour by earthgirl) Wreath: LadyLyzar Writers: Day 1: Wynni Item: Particlesoup Day 2: Fiona BlueFire Item: Wynni Day 3: Mangaholic Item: Sif Day 4: xFlame990 Item: Infinis Day 5: DragonHatchling Item: JOTB Day 6: Walker Item: skinst Day 7: Darkshadow Item: Kiffren Day 8: Hypnotic Item: Dolphinsong Day 9: Ruskie Item: Manticore Day 10: Fiona BlueFire Item: Layn Day 11: Kila Item: Kila & skinst Day 12: Hawaiianbabidoll Item: Thuban Ornaments: Day 1: Red Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Shanthaia, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Kiffren, Kiffren, Dolphinsong, Shanthaia, Hypnotic, Moonlightelf, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Sextonator, Kiffren, Shanthaia Day 2: Green Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Shanthaia, Shanthaia, Kiffren, Dolphinsong, Hypnotic, Earthgirl, Seraphinu, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Moonlightelf Day 3: Blue Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Shanthaia, Shanthaia, Kiffren, Kiffren, Dolphinsong, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Moonlightelf, Shanthaia, Shanthaia, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Kiffren, Sextonator Day 4: Baubles JOTB, Kiffren (tear ornament) Day 5: Gold Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Earthgirl, Shanthaia, Dolphinsong, Earthgirl, Lyssie, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Sextonator Day 6: Silver Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Earthgirl, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, LadyLyzar, Infinis, Earthgirl, Sextonator, Sextonator Day 7: White Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, ParticleSoup & skinst, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Dolphinsong, Infinis, Infinis, Walker, Layn, Layn, Layn, Sextonator, LadyLyzar, Zenkaty, AoiTori Day 8: Purple Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Shanthaia, Kiffren, Hypnotic, JOTB, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Sextonator (Giant ribbon by Fiona Bluefire) Day 9: Yellow Fiona Bluefire, Layn, Layn, Layn, Layn, Layn, Layn, Shanthaia, Kiffren, Earthgirl, Earthgirl, Walker, Sextonator, Kiffren, Kiffren, Zenkaty, Seraphinu, Earthgirl, Manticore (giant ribbon by Fiona Bluefire) Day 10: Green and Red Fiona Bluefire, Earthgirl, Dolphinsong, Kiffren, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, skinst, AoiTori, AoiTori, Marrionetta, Marrionetta, Marrionetta, Infinis (Giant ribbon by Fiona Bluefire) Day 11: Misc Ornaments Khallayne, Thuban, Thuban, Thuban, Shanthaia, Fiona Bluefire, Kiffren, Kiffren, Kiffren, Kiffren, Kiffren, Fiona Bluefire, Infinis, Infinis, Infinis, Lady Lyzar, Lady Lyzar, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Sextonator, Seraphinu, Seraphinu, Seraphinu, Seraphinu Day 12: Big Ornaments Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, Fiona Bluefire, ParticleSoup & Skinst, SickSoul, Dolphinsong, Dolphinsong (giant ribbons by Fiona Bluefire)
  22. Eggnog only started becoming available in Australia recently. I haven't tried it yet, and have no real desire to. I prefer to obsess over brandy custard. Omnomnom. <3
  23. *shrug* Eh. I'll let NobleOwl debate that. I just go by what she said, since her version of the bible and her knowledge is far more vast than mine.
  24. That line refers to male prostitutes, not a man not of that profession. It's a mistranslation as has been stated many times in this thread, Phil.