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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13480 on: November 24, 2021, 12:22:21 pm »
Is this fake news?
Rittenhouse trial New
Man drives suv through crowd
trump and Russia

I could merge the 4 topics into one and then merge the names together into something like "Is this fake Rittenhouse driving SUVs through Russia?"


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13481 on: November 24, 2021, 12:27:42 pm »
Is this fake news?
Rittenhouse trial New
Man drives suv through crowd
trump and Russia

yeah the conversation these days kinda fuckin blows right? i guess it always has, but it used to be kinda fun for me (i fondly remember colburnn). i guess once you see the same people making the same point for the 30th time the shine really wears off


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13482 on: November 24, 2021, 12:30:17 pm »
the old guard did have a bit more of a sense of humor at the very least


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13483 on: November 24, 2021, 12:38:56 pm »
yeah the conversation these days kinda fuckin blows right? i guess it always has, but it used to be kinda fun for me (i fondly remember colburnn). i guess once you see the same people making the same point for the 30th time the shine really wears off

If it wasn't for the amazing and informative thread about protocols for travelling internationally (hats off to whoever started that gem) I think I'd follow a couple of other users and bug out of here.  It's gotten to be like Amazon Prime.  I kept going back in the hopes there'd be something I'd want to watch but eventually I just cancelled it.  Although, checking it after I'd already cancelled it I saw the entire Kid in the Hall was on it, so I'll hold out for a bit longer.  Or at least until I get my reentry permit and a plane ticket.  Then I'll move on to that other site and watch the conversation ticker where no matter what someone says, no one craps on them.  I want to be that person that craps on the person who thinks bringing up what they thought of that day's lunch was worth typing about. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13484 on: November 26, 2021, 12:35:22 pm »
one sentence ********* goddamn


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13485 on: November 26, 2021, 12:38:00 pm »
everything is one sentence when you never use punctuation you should try it its so very liberating lololol


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13486 on: November 29, 2021, 02:27:36 pm »
can't even tell a goddamn story without injecting it with some kind of agenda or trying to strong arm it in a certain direction


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13487 on: November 30, 2021, 07:49:44 am »
can't even tell a goddamn story without injecting it with some kind of agenda or trying to strong arm it in a certain direction

we were doing quite well until a certain user showed up


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13488 on: November 30, 2021, 11:47:54 am »
we were doing quite well until a certain user showed up
Honestly it wasn't a story. It was more like "Let's tell a sequence of vaguely connected absurdities."

Would have been nice to actually try and collaboratively write a story. Maybe have two separate ones. One for just an absurd bunch of stuff and another for a legit attempt for us to show our storywriting chops. Maybe include some kind of general theme or direction at the start so it doesn't turn into whatever that was on the other thread.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13489 on: November 30, 2021, 12:03:46 pm »
Honestly it wasn't a story. It was more like "Let's tell a sequence of vaguely connected absurdities."

Would have been nice to actually try and collaboratively write a story. Maybe have two separate ones. One for just an absurd bunch of stuff and another for a legit attempt for us to show our storywriting chops. Maybe include some kind of general theme or direction at the start so it doesn't turn into whatever that was on the other thread.

Got to agree with this.  It quickly went nowhere.  Part of that is the format.  You were only writing one sentence so it was almost impossible to achieve any direction.  Yes, a certain poster went against the spirit of it and tried to take things in an unsurprising direction, but still.  I think you need to set an order by asking who would be interested and if CO2 is starting it off and being the director, then he should set the sequence of posters/writers and require a paragraph from each person.  It messes it up if you have two people writing simultaneously.  And allow each person a couple of days to add their submission.  I applaud the effort but the previous one was like watching bad improv.  People were trying to be more out there than the last person and it never really got going. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13490 on: November 30, 2021, 12:08:37 pm »
idk i think some posters here have a lizard brain impulse that forces them to mention certain topics no matter how irrelevant it might be


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13491 on: November 30, 2021, 12:36:05 pm »
idk i think some posters here have a lizard brain impulse that forces them to mention certain topics no matter how irrelevant it might be

I don't get paid enough to not mention certain topics and that's why I'm moving to China.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13492 on: November 30, 2021, 12:50:47 pm »
I have a hilarious joke about 2.1, China,"CO2", and hot air, but my last joke was so thoroughly curb-stomped that I'm not going to share it.  >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13493 on: November 30, 2021, 12:56:55 pm »
... to actually try and collaboratively write a story. Maybe have two separate ones. One for just an absurd bunch of stuff and another for a legit attempt for us to show our storywriting chops. Maybe include some kind of general theme or direction at the start...
Sounds good.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13494 on: November 30, 2021, 01:02:12 pm »
I have a hilarious joke about 2.1, China,"CO2", and hot air, but my last joke was so thoroughly curb-stomped that I'm not going to share it.  >:(

It was curb stomped in the affectionate way you acknowledge someone from western Canada who thinks Corner Gas was funny.  In an affectionate, yet completely condescending manner.  I hope that came through. 
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 01:49:59 pm by OnNut81 »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13495 on: November 30, 2021, 01:53:25 pm »
I applaud the effort but the previous one was like watching bad improv.  People were trying to be more out there than the last person and it never really got going.
Nail. Head. CO2 gave a good start but the next sentence was just like...there's no reason to do it after that because you know what it's going to end up as- just a bunch of people trying to top each other with absurd stuff and it peters out in a few pages. I tried to pull it back because I knew what would happen and predictably, it did.

Can't people think things out? Don't you know if you do that this is what is going to happen and it's going to be cringe af? Was anyone actually laughing at what people wrote? Throwing a moose or a kangaroo into things doesn't make things automatically funny or absurd. The absurd is in stuff that is routine shown in the light of how, well, absurd it is. Look at a good Seinfeld episode if you want to do absurd and really understand what absurd humor is about. The rain of frogs should come either in the climax or the resolution, not the opening unless it precedes some sort of coherent conflict set up. Finally, this made the "Poochie" writers and execs from I&S studios from The Simpsons look inspired.

Also, you don't have to go to instant absurd.  Everyone was a two-pump chump with their take on this. Shot their wad early and all that was left was a mess and no satisfaction.

The 1-2 sentence format can work as a fun exercise, but that's usually best for something dialogue heavy. 
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 02:00:20 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13496 on: November 30, 2021, 02:00:18 pm »
I hope that came through. 
In spades. It was the response I was more or less expecting, so no worries.  :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13497 on: November 30, 2021, 02:07:05 pm »
Nail. Head. CO2 gave a good start but the next sentence was just like...there's no reason to do it after that because you know what it's going to end up as- just a bunch of people trying to top each other with absurd stuff and it peters out in a few pages. I tried to pull it back because I knew what would happen and predictably, it did.

Can't people think things out? Don't you know if you do that this is what is going to happen and it's going to be cringe af? Was anyone actually laughing at what people wrote? Throwing a moose or a kangaroo into things doesn't make things automatically funny or absurd. The absurd is in stuff that is routine shown in the light of how, well, absurd it is. Look at a good Seinfeld episode if you want to do absurd and really understand what absurd humor is about. The rain of frogs should come either in the climax or the resolution, not the opening unless it precedes some sort of coherent conflict set up. Finally, this made the "Poochie" writers and execs from I&S studios from The Simpsons look inspired.

Also, you don't have to go to instant absurd.  Everyone was a two-pump chump with their take on this. Shot their wad early and all that was left was a mess and no satisfaction.

The 1-2 sentence format can work as a fun exercise, but that's usually best for something dialogue heavy. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13498 on: November 30, 2021, 02:08:03 pm »
Nail. Head. CO2 gave a good start but the next sentence was just like...there's no reason to do it after that because you know what it's going to end up as- just a bunch of people trying to top each other with absurd stuff and it peters out in a few pages. I tried to pull it back because I knew what would happen and predictably, it did.


This really hurt. You cut deep Mr. DeMartino.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13499 on: November 30, 2021, 02:10:31 pm »
I don't get paid enough to not mention certain topics and that's why I'm moving to China.

Well considering the same 5 posters for at least the past year obsess over me nonstop without delay and without skipping a beat, it would seem to me which users have the real lizard brains (since they are going on obsessive instinct).  As for me, I'm glad to be living in your heads rent free.  Though it is kind of pathetic. 
745sticky, Augustiner, Bakeacake, D.L.Orean, Lazio, Mithras, Renma, Rye are still blocked and I can't see them.