I think that piracy isn't terrible, but I'm not trying to start that debate here. I read this on PC Gamer in an article about how Metro: Last Light would have some day 1 DLC etc etc shizzlestorm etc etc (I love PC Gamer except for the large amount of trolls in the comments section):
How people can eat up this shizzle is beyond me. As time goes on you get less & less of a game and pay more for it and publishers wonder why so many people pirate games?
It's ridiculous to suggest that removal of content in any way justifies piracy. Very few things ever justify piracy, because you're taking somebody else's content for free. Piracy isn't stealing, but pirating something because you feel entitled is dumb. It's really, really dumb. I dislike people who are too quick to dismiss pirates as thieves, but I think that people that suggest that piracy is okay when X happens are very, very wrong. Pirate if you want, but don't pretend what you're doing is okay.
In unrelated news, I'm going to do my confirmation (or whatever the actual word is) in less than a month. I feel like I'm ready to make the choice and I actually believe in what I'll be saying 'yes' to. I've had my reservations about my church because it's a bit too conservative, but I've decided that I'd be better off staying here so I can try to make a difference. I guess I'm kind of excited but besides the special church service the only thing different will be that I'll be allowed to participate in communion. Our pastor had the group of people doing their confirmation suggest songs and he'll be giving us the definitive list on Sunday, and I'm hoping desperately that there'll be a lot of more modern (ie. not at least a century old) songs. I'll be playing guitar along with some others for those, should be fun.