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Prey / Re: It's Official! Prey is Rat...
Last post by Mr.Turok - Today at 04:44:07 PM
To piggy back on Voodoo's comment, honor is also subjective at times. Even the Samurai, where all of this has inspiration from, had their interpretation of what honor is. Some believe in protecting the people while others believed in being loyal to their Shogun. In the 13th century, Hōjō Shigetoki wrote: "When one is serving officially or in the master's court, he should not think of a hundred or a thousand people, but should consider only the importance of the master." The feudal lord Asakura Yoshikage (1428–1481) wrote: "In the fief of the Asakura, one should not determine hereditary chief retainers. A man should be assigned according to his ability and loyalty." Asakura also observed that the successes of his father were obtained by the kind treatment of the warriors and common people living in domain. By his civility, "all were willing to sacrifice their lives for him and become his allies."

We can even look at knights during the medieval period who also had the same ideas of upholding the law and protecting the common people as being honorable but also alot of them believe that staying true to the King and Church only is the truth path of honor, despite the code of Chivalry being a teaching that inspires to do good regardless. Not to mention some of its codes are really honorable? "Show no mercy to the Infidel. Do not hesitate to make war with them." is one of the codes, so if someone is of a different religion, be the person an elder, child, or pregnant woman its ok to slay them for believing in a different god than you? Seems like knights aren't honorable at all if the interpretation of that code is what its supposed to be.

So going back to all of this, it does make sense to the Predator's culture of having this code of honor and acting on things that doesn't seem honorable to us being that its from their own alien moral viewpoint that we cannot comprehend or even agree because we aren't them. Even our own cultures in past histories can't see eye to eye on what is honor so this simply follows the reality of the world's many ideological conflicts. 
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He should actually go to Terry's cottage first, then suit-up and go to Dawdon and take some pics.

How awesome would that be?

@Corporal Hicks, make it so.  ;D
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Prey / Re: TEASER TRAILER is here / R...
Last post by St_Eddie - Today at 04:29:17 PM
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Today at 03:55:30 PM
Quote from: PsyKore on Today at 10:27:35 AMI think it's well shot but it also has a "straight to DVD" kinda look to it.
I really don't understand how people are getting that from all of 30 seconds of footage.

The shot composition and cinematography.
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General Game Discussion / Re: Borderlands 3
Last post by Corporal Hicks - Today at 04:23:31 PM
Never.
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General Film/TV Discussion / Re: All Star Wars
Last post by HuDaFuK - Today at 04:19:14 PM
Quote from: Xenomrph on May 06, 2022, 12:51:14 AMRogue One owns and might just be my favorite Star Wars movie.
Rogue One's the only Star Wars film I've loved outside the original trilogy (although it's also the last one I've seen).
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Alien Films / Re: 30 Days for 30 Years / 30t...
Last post by Local Trouble - Today at 04:05:25 PM
I wonder if Terry has the full dogcatcher uniform to go with it.  Hicks may as well suit up completely.
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General Film/TV Discussion / Re: All Star Wars
Last post by Local Trouble - Today at 04:04:06 PM
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Prey / Re: It's Official! Prey is Rat...
Last post by Voodoo Magic - Today at 03:56:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Today at 02:37:50 PM
Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Today at 01:46:38 PM
Quote from: HuDaFuK on Yesterday at 12:06:55 PMI quite like the idea that they maybe have some messed up code whereby it's fine to butcher people who never even had a chance for no reason other than the lulz, but killing a pregnant woman is considered poor form.

American hunters do that now, less for lulz, but more for fun, i.e. sport. But they still follow what they perceive as honorable sports hunter conduct among them, sparing the young or pregnant.

I know you go to this example a lot, so I've got to ask - where are you seeing them refer to themselves as honorable? That is not a word that I ever see game hunting referred to as. Because it certainly isn't. Hiding in a blind to shoot a creature who isn't even aware you're there isn't honorable. It's just as much cheating as how the Predators behave.

There's no denying that the Predators have their own rules and conduct, but Predator and honor is generally discussed as akin to this romanticized view of Samurai honor, or Klingons and it's jut not a view I agree with or enjoy, and it's not a view the films portray, regardless of the Brother's comments.

Just an example on Quora one hunter asking which way to hunt a bear is more honorable, with a bow or a gun. There's of course anti-honor & anti-hunting views that eventually turn the question into a debate (which the world wide web will bring to you.) But just remember, I'm not asking you to agree with these views, just that some hunters HAVE these views.

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-more-honorable-to-hunt-large-animals-with-a-spear-or-bow-and-arrow-than-with-a-gun

Here are some early pro honor examples, that are treating the question with legitimacy:

"Sometimes wounded game is lost, never found, and dies in some quiet hiding place, unharvested and wasted. That is very dishonorable."

"It is more honorable to pursue animals in a fashion that ensures a quick humane kill."

"The most honorable hunter is the one who kills cleanly, with a minimum of suffering to his prey"


The problem here to me is when one takes the honorable hunting ideology and applys it to what one personally thinks is honorable. You're not removing yourself out of your own headspace.

Deer hunters today in America wear camouflage, hide in elevated areas and use high powered scoped rifles or compound bows to take out unsuspecting bucks. You might say, where the f*ck is the honor in that?? And I agree. But these human hunters that follow code, don't shoot fawns (young deer), don't shoot pregnant hind (females) feel they are honorable hunters... even when using arrows that give the deer a painful death. They also feel they are honoring their kill if they either 1) harvest it for meat, 2) wear its blood on their face, 3) turn their kill into a trophy, or all three. If you were a baby deer and they did this to your father, you'd think it was sadistic too!

Some "honorable" human hunters even hunt with knives versus guns or bows. Brutal.

Again you have to stop reconciling it with what you think is honorable. A fisherman will put a hook in a fish's mouth, reel it on for 10 minutes, then when they discover the fish has eggs, dehook it and throw it back in the water, thinking they're doing the honorable thing, the right thing, even though they tortured it for 10 minutes and the fish still might die as a result. Imagine that fish was a relative. That's the perspective your taking.

I think we need to put it in context with how some human hunters feel, not how we personally feel about it.

And remember, honor also just means adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. It doesn't always mean the way of the Samurai. :)

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Prey / Re: TEASER TRAILER is here / R...
Last post by HuDaFuK - Today at 03:55:30 PM
Quote from: PsyKore on Today at 10:27:35 AMI think it's well shot but it also has a "straight to DVD" kinda look to it.
I really don't understand how people are getting that from all of 30 seconds of footage.
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