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Blayne Bradley
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Blood: What's a good speed to leave drydock in my submarine?
Me: One Half Impulse!!!
Blood: Now, I know your screwing with my head, but we're going to do it anyways!


[Big Grin] Silent Hunter III.

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Blayne, seriously, why don't you start up a game-related thread filled with all of the quotes, anecdotes, jokes, and stories you've got about the time you spend gaming, instead of cluttering up the forum with threads that discuss nothing, go nowhere, and are primarily meant for you instead of the community?
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[Wave] Ooh! Ooh! Seconded!!!
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hmm

Maybe its my seemingly first instinct is to rebel against the wishes and expectations of any community but frankly the day that this community ceases to be hypocritical in its criticisms is the day I stop mainlining the heroin to keep me from putting a gun between my teeth.

So for now, if you don't like the thread you do not have to click on it, or god forbid post in it, after all Hatrack isn't the blackhole in attracting OCD patients is it? One should be able to control the impulse to click on every single bloody thread but no such notions of self restraint are apparently alien to the nay sayers, so furthermore if anyone else wishes to tell me how I do my job please jump out of airplane and land anus first on the spire of winchester cathedral.

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Honestly, Blayne, what kind of response did you hope for on this thread?
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I'm hoping for suicide rates of people between 16 and 19 to skyrocket everytime I post.
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Ok, sweetie, how bout you go have a nice glass of prune juice and see if you don't feel a little embarressed by this outburst tomorrow?
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Blayne, I'm pretty sure that the rest of the forum would be just fine about these kinds of posts...

...if you managed to post about something other than gaming every once in a while. From what it sounds like, a good deal of this board is composed of non-gamers, and as such, you're probably not going to get as decent a response here as you would at a standard gaming forum.

This isn't a criticism; rather, it's a suggestion. Try posting about something other than your gaming life for a change.

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For the record, I thought the ancedote was funny. I just don't feel the appropriate response to criticism, deserved or otherwise, is to rant about wanting people to kill themselves.

It's like watching a grown man thrash around on the floor throwing a tantrum. There's just something disturbingly wrong with that kind of behavior.

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Also, Blayne doesn't really have a point since Lisa doesn't make thread after thread after thread like that.

Edit: I like, by the way, that these criticisms are taken as "telling you how to do your job".

[ February 17, 2008, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: The Flying Dracula Hair ]

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The point isn't Lisa, the point is that everytime I make an irrelevent thread people complain despite their being dozens of irrelevent threads all over the place.

So currently I cease to care, if I on a whim make a thread then I will.

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I'm paid 5 cents per letter.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
The point isn't Lisa, the point is that everytime I make an irrelevent thread people complain despite their being dozens of irrelevent threads all over the place.


Maybe it has to do with charisma.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
the point is that everytime I make an irrelevent thread people complain despite their being dozens of irrelevent threads all over the place.

He has a point. If people want them to go away, don't reply, and they will.

It's like magic!

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"It's like magic!"

I think I have to recalibrate my sarcasm-o-meter.

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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I'm hoping for suicide rates of people between 16 and 19 to skyrocket everytime I post.

And you wonder why people treat you the way they do. [Roll Eyes]
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I think you may want to consider the full meaning of the phrase "You had to be there", Blayne.
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The point isn't Lisa, the point is that everytime I make an irrelevent thread people complain despite their being dozens of irrelevent threads all over the place.
This is because (outside of politics) you are much more irritating and obnoxious in general as Lisa is.

As for other so-called irrelevant threads, they're funny. Yours aren't, because you've made so many of them.

As for simply not posting in the thread, well, trust me, lots of people aren't. You're already on the "don't read posts by:" list of many regular and prolific posters around here. Clearly, the solution to this problem is to whine and be even more annoying!

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I beg to differ.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
I beg to differ.

About which part? Or are you just contrary by nature?


*facepalm* duh....

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Its allegedly a mental disorder that my counselor thinks I have.
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(Insert joke here)
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This is because (outside of politics) you are much more irritating and obnoxious in general as Lisa is.
Hey guys....? What in the world is going on? Chill out.
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I'm with TL. Get a grip.
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*shrug* I was a bit harsh, but not false. Blayne is thoroughly irritating and obnoxious, especially right now, and Lisa in general is not, except about politics. Hell, I even think that when I agree with her.

So, grip already gotten without any help. Thanks bunches!

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Rakeesh, at 9,000+ posts, I find it surprising that you have no problem with taking those kinds of personal stabs at people on hatrack.

My impression of hatrack is that this is a place where we do not insult each other.

You may find Blayne or Lisa obnoxious, but make room in your heart for the possibility that there are those of us who are okay with Blayne and Lisa, and who don't like to see fellow hatrackers belittled.

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I don't consider anything I've said to Blayne in this thread a 'personal stab'. Despite him being frequently annoying (and deliberately annoying here), I think he would probably be fun to hang out with if he would just grow up and see past video games.

Personally, I think glossing over or not mentioning such flaws is a bigger disservice to both Blayne and the community than you suggest I am doing. I don't ask people not to call me out when I screw up.

I'm OK with Lisa, too. I think she's a funny person and I frequently enjoy reading her posts. So do other people (and I explained that to Blayne when he rather childishly pointed the finger at Lisa).

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I don't consider anything I've said to Blayne in this thread a 'personal stab'.
You're wrong.
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That's very thought-provoking, TL. Thanks for sharing!
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IMO, Jeff, he's right. I don't see how you can say that telling someone he's irritating and obnoxious isn't a "personal stab;" it pretty clearly is. Your response -- that it's a justified personal stab, or even merely an accurate one -- doesn't actually invalidate the original observation. Blayne doesn't deserve to be belittled constantly.
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quote:
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Blayne doesn't deserve to be belittled constantly.

No, just occasionally. [Wink]
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There are more obnoxious things in this world than reading a stupid four line post.
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quote:
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Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Blayne doesn't deserve to be belittled constantly.

No, just occasionally. [Wink]
Agreed, keeps me humble and sweet while hiding the dagger behind my back. [Big Grin]
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IMO, Jeff, he's right. I don't see how you can say that telling someone he's irritating and obnoxious isn't a "personal stab;" it pretty clearly is. Your response -- that it's a justified personal stab, or even merely an accurate one -- doesn't actually invalidate the original observation. Blayne doesn't deserve to be belittled constantly.
Eh, to me it certainly invalidates the connotation of the initial observation, but technically I agree it is accurate.

Blayne isn't belittled constantly. For example, invariably people stick up for him.

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quote:
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For example, invariably people stick up for him.

More often, people stick up for his right not to be belittled. That's rather different.

quote:
Originally posted by TL:
My impression of hatrack is that this is a place where we do not insult each other.


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More often, people stick up for his right not to be belittled. That's rather different.
Ahh, that's pretty accurate, actually. Of course, I wonder which is more helpful, people sticking up for his right not to be belittled when he's being thoroughly irritating? Or people busting his chops for it? That's an honest question, actually. Busting his chops certainly doesn't seem to be working, but I'm far from convinced sticking up for his 'right not to be belittled' will help either.
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
hmm

Maybe its my seemingly first instinct is to rebel against the wishes and expectations of any community but frankly the day that this community ceases to be hypocritical in its criticisms is the day I stop mainlining the heroin to keep me from putting a gun between my teeth.

So for now, if you don't like the thread you do not have to click on it, or god forbid post in it, after all Hatrack isn't the blackhole in attracting OCD patients is it? One should be able to control the impulse to click on every single bloody thread but no such notions of self restraint are apparently alien to the nay sayers, so furthermore if anyone else wishes to tell me how I do my job please jump out of airplane and land anus first on the spire of winchester cathedral.

Has anyone noticed how much better Blayne's writing is now? I mean, not in the literary sense, but just esthetically speaking.... just saying.
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It's actually sounding more and more like Kerouac. Or Hunter Thompson.
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Actually, that's one of the things I've really liked about Hatrack. Even when I act or say something stupid (which is often), no one finds the need to call me stupid or judge me based on that. It's generally a kind, welcoming community. Even if you're gone for long periods of time and then suddenly and mysteriously reappear. [Wink]
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"It's actually sounding more and more like Kerouac. Or Hunter Thompson."

Or Hemingway? If we're going down the list.

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Tom

No, its just becoming more readily recognizable as intelligent English instead of whatever polyglot he originally used.

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I think internet forums in general are good places to learn about who you are and how you appear to others, and what better place to learn that gently than at Hatrack? People here tend to respond to Blayne with general annoyance, and no one wants to annoy others constantly (or at least I think that's true), so now Blayne is aware of the fact that he's annoying, and maybe someday down the road he won't be anymore. Yes, sometimes it's polite to sit by and let people just be themselves, but it's generally not a good thing to let people continue embarrassing themselves without informing them of it. It's like letting someone walk around all day with a "kick me" sign stuck on their back.

It's better for Blayne to hear all this from people that can disappear from his life with a click of his mouse, rather than those real life people who tend to stick around.

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Has anyone noticed how much better Blayne's writing is now? I mean, not in the literary sense, but just esthetically speaking.... just saying.
That's because that's not his writing. He couldn't write half as good as that if he tried. He's plagiarizing openly from Yahtzee's game reviews and even when he does that there's a bit of grammar garble like 'please jump out of airplane' and 'but no such notions of self restraint are apparently alien to the nay sayers (sp)' Every line from 'mainlining heroin' onwards is just copypasta.

From the link (really, check it out if you don't mind NSFW)

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Yahtzee Croshaw wrote:

If I reviewed every bloody game people told me to, I wouldn't even have the free time to mainline the heroin necessary to keep me from putting a gun between my teeth

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Yahtzee Croshaw wrote:
... let me close by requesting that if there's any more of you who would like to tell me how to do my job, then please get hurled out of a plane and land anus first on the spire of Winchester cathedral.



[ February 18, 2008, 03:13 AM: Message edited by: Samprimary ]

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That's because that's not his writing. He couldn't write half as good as that if he tried. He's plagiarizing openly from Yahtzee's game reviews. Every line from 'mainlining heroin' onwards is just copypasta.

Where I get my inspiration from is not a source of ire but of salutation, if I allow for others who have said things that I respect and admire to seep into my writings then so what? The nigh direct paraphrasing is apt. Last I checked numerous times people have commented on a improving trend of my writing abilities with the occasional dip due to stress, allergies, or sleep deprivation.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tara:
I think internet forums in general are good places to learn about who you are and how you appear to others, and what better place to learn that gently than at Hatrack?

The internet is a terrible place for that. All of the real vital social clues that exist in real life are gone on the internet. It might be a good place for some other things, but not for this.
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quote:
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Originally posted by Tara:
I think internet forums in general are good places to learn about who you are and how you appear to others, and what better place to learn that gently than at Hatrack?

The internet is a terrible place for that. All of the real vital social clues that exist in real life are gone on the internet. It might be a good place for some other things, but not for this.
The internet is for porn.
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Where I get my inspiration from is not a source of ire but of salutation
"Inspiration" is a clever way to rephrase "plagiarizing humor clumsily."

Actually no, no it's not.

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Where I get my inspiration from is not a source of ire but of salutation
"Inspiration" is a clever way to rephrase "plagiarizing humor clumsily."

Actually no, no it's not.

Who said I was trying to be funny? I'm deadly serious, I have a certain level of tolerence that is reserved only for my closest friends, beyond that I have zero tolerence for your crap.

And yes the internet very much is for porn, see Rule 34 for confirmation.

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Sorry Blayne, but emphasis on the clumsily. Speaking of letting people know about their kick-me sings, it seems that you think you sound much more witty and intelligent than you actually come off to people who read what you write.

Your desperate stab at an extended vocabulary seems like almost something you hide behind when you respond to criticism, because you either whip that out, coupled with that English tone you seem so fond of (lately?), or just make some humorous remark and brush it off. Half the time you don't even use these 'fancy' words correctly, or their stuck in a sentence that's just so full of wrong to begin with.

If you really think of your posts as Your Writings you should really proof read them.

Edit: That sounded a lot more angry than I meant it to be, didn't mean for it to sound mad at all!

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Who said I was trying to be funny?
I said you were trying to plagiarize humor clumsily. I honestly could care less whether or not your intent in doing so was to be funny or if, instead, you were just saying it to be an insufferable, caustic git towards Rakeesh and adfectio for disliking your epic quantity of worthless threads.

Instead of being even remotely adultlike over the subject, you instead act contrary by nature, saying that you reserve the right to make a thread 'on a whim' whether or not other people like them and without regard to them wishing you wouldn't, and then afterwards you get salty over their disapproval of your actions and talk about having zero tolerance for their 'crap.'

Watch me outpour my sympathy for how juvenile that makes you look.

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