To Pedantic CA/A’s And Pseudo-Scientists – Advice From Diane Chambers

Per my previous post, perhaps this applies to me as well 🙁

“Frasier: I’ve been putting off telling you something, but I feel I must now. You’ve been using the word “really” far too frequently. In fact, it’s become really noticeable. It’s really quite maddening, really.

Diane: Frasier, I know you’re disappointed that I didn’t accept your invitation, but I really– I don’t think that’s any reason to get on my case.

Frasier: “Get on my case.” What a charming bit of slang.

Diane: Frasier, nitpicking at my choice of the correct modern English does not make you any more attractive to me. If that’s the purpose in your visits here, perhaps you should find another tavern in which to bore the life out of the clientele.”

Stop With The F@cken Cursing Already, Huh?

My theory is as follows:

People who use swear words every other word in conversation are like people who use the word “like” every other word in conversation. It like really gets like sort of like droning and like after like a while people just like sort of like tune out like the likes, and like they just like serve as like placeholders between like real words.

Or, as I state elsewhere:

“Expletives lose their meaning when employed constantly.”

Please…don’t turn into the “Inconceivable!” guy.

I mean, what the f@ck???

Deserving Of A Re-Post

A quote from a great review:

“It’s macho porn — the sex movie Hollywood has been moving toward for years, in which eroticism between the sexes is replaced by all-guy locker-room fights. Women, who have had a lifetime of practice at dealing with little-boy posturing, will instinctively see through it; men may get off on the testosterone rush…
Is Tyler Durden in fact a leader of men with a useful
philosophy? “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to
do anything,” he says, sounding like a man who tripped over the Nietzsche display on his way to the coffee bar in Borders. In my opinion, he has no useful truths. He’s a bully–Werner Erhard plus S&M, a leather club operator without the decor.” – Roger Ebert

Ebert on ‘Fight Club’

Brilliant. Almost on the level of Christgau’s finest.

And a quote from a sweet, charming little unrecognized movie:

I’m Justin.

Justin…[sternly] Justin.  [considering] Justin. Hmm.

And you are?

I’m what?

Your name is…

[whispering] January, February, March, April. April!

Stop! Oh! Oh oh oh! Dinner, I have a question. Did your girlfriend just make up her name?

 

Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead (2015)

Lots of ACTION, sfx, and attempts to be cool.

The action and sfx are somewhat impressive but mostly pointless; there to distract attention from a really mediocre script.

The attempts to be cool succeed very rarely.

Basically the only REALLY interesting thing about this movie is The Zombie Whisperer, which comes in the last third and is still contaminated by the other three.

Please adjust the grade upward relative to how much of a moron you are.

Grade: D

Film Imitates Hagakure – Part Seventeen

“…In the Kamigata area they have a sort of tiered lunch box they use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. As might be expected, this is one of my recollections of the capital [Kyoto]. The end is important in all things…”

SPOILER: ENDING

FAIR USE: CRITICISM – A powerful ending to a great film.

If I Dood It, I’ll Probably Hate Myself In The Morning. Well…I Dood It.

The response forthcoming, if not already in play, by FK players in Market Center (with a FEW exceptions, of course):

Either:

1) Complete ignorance of anything I’ve written, as if it didn’t exist, as if they didn’t give me more hits than I’ve had in a month. Well, mostly by one person, but…anyways, carrying on as normal, pretending what I said isn’t completely accurate…thereby making it completely accurate. (IMPO of course).

2) Using aspects of what I wrote in IC conversation…making IC references to OOC material, IC jokes to OOC topics, IC reassurances to OOC criticisms…basically, breaking the first rule of a “Roleplay-Enforced” MUD – “Stay In FCKEN Character, Dumba$$!” (IMPO of course).

I think ‘IC-OOC Crossover Is The New Anachronism’ would be a good show.

Ok, well…there’s also the EXTREMELY unlikely:

3) Learning how to roleplay better and applying such knowledge to make “RPE” actually the CORRECT label.

Hope, that small fragile flower…

10/16/16: FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Good clip from a great show. (housekeeping)

Film Imitates Hagakure – Part Sixteen

“…Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead…”

FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Very good performance by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday; two interesting scenes from the movie ‘Tombstone’.

Film Imitates Hagakure – Part Fifteen

“…It is a wretched thing that the young men of today are so contriving and so proud of their material possessions. Men with contriving hearts are lacking in duty. Lacking in duty, they will have no self-respect…”

FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Great movie, very interesting (and somewhat above-quote-related) clip.

A Pre-Emptive Retort, And Final Word (It’s Too Easy)

I do, in fact, have YEARS of experience with FK.

My characters (well, a few at least) were loved and received many compliments.

I was there when Dalvyn and Gwain played, and recently with Liora and…unfortunately, still Gwain.

I’ve known the game, very well, for many years.

I’ve seen the vast improvements in every area but one.

It is…a subjective opinion.

But…it is not one made out of bitterness. It IS my genuine opinion.

Roleplay has always been mediocre, with a few exceptions.

And it still is…there’s been no advancement whatsoever.

I’ve gone back, and back, over and over. Why? I think a current player summed it up well when they said to me OOC “It’s like crack.” You know it’s bad, and you don’t WANT to…but you just can’t help it. For me…it’s the glimmer of hope, at finding the two or three good roleplayers in the entire game.

I’d like to emphasize, also, that I have NEVER been officially asked to leave by a member of staff. And, according to their rules…they CAN do that.

All IMPO of course.

-SUBJECT RELAYING ACCURATE ACCOUNT, THOUGH SOME STATEMENTS SUBJECTIVE; NO PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES-

And now, a bit of fun (SATIRE…SATIRE…SATIRE):

Theory: FK is, in fact, the great lost work of the magnificent L.F. Dibley; an undiscovered Festering, a monumental achievement, and an unrivaled statement on the proper length, format, and content of optimum roleplay. Vis:

(3:58-4:32)

Bye FK…if there’s any relevance to TMC’s rankings regarding adherence to type (in this case, listed: “Roleplay Enforced”), you will fade and be forgotten.

10/16/16: FAIR USE: CRITICISM – A good clip from a great show. (housekeeping)

I’ve Run Out Of Clever Post Titles For Mediocrity, So Here’s Stuff (SATIRE…SATIRE…SATIRE)

“I had to go the complete MUD list to find FK. We’re being beaten by TroilMud! This is embarrassing! Everybody make MUD Connect accounts and vote! I am not satisfied until we’re back at 4th place, where we rightfully belong! Long live Forgotten Kingdoms!”

Forgotten Kingdoms forum post, January 2015

Apparently, FK votes are garnered through persistent and annoying pressure rather than genuine opinion. In my opinion, of course.