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Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« on: June 24, 2005, 06:27:27 AM »
Okay, it was kind of horrible, but I was still laughing by the time I got to:
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"DUDE WHAT THE HELL" said the tied up guy

because, like, YEAH?!

I am so ashamed I enjoyed that.
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2005, 07:45:23 AM »
Dude, you are one cynical, seriously messed up, yet hillariously funny guy... ;D

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Oh, yeah.  That was to Corvis...

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 01:40:38 AM »
Bravo.

AND THEN HE ROCKED OUT SO HARD HE DIED.


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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 03:38:55 AM »
The ending was quite superb.
"Show me how you do that trick! The one that makes me scream", she said,
"the one that makes me laugh!" she said and threw her arms around my neck.
"Show me how you do it and I promise you, I promise that
I'll run away with you, I'll run away with you..."

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005, 06:36:57 AM »
    I really liked this story.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2005, 11:34:15 AM »
I felt it needed more zombies.  That would've added the touch of emotion it just didn't quite have.  Tied Up Guy is a true hero.
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2005, 01:24:39 AM »
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"Our rule against posting to the forums at 4:14 AM."

And from there, it only got funnier. ;)
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 08:46:51 AM »
This has been festering for a few days, giving me time to type up a...fairly reasonable...response.

One: Is there a 'clique' here that new readers/posters should be aware of?

I ask because the above comments are sweet and non-critical, aside from Ghrey's 'more zombies'. This, of course, leads to the following question.

Two: What ever happened to Netiquette?

I AM NOT DEAF. There's no need to shout at me. Am I the only one who finds this breach of "ALL CAPITAL LETTERS = SHOUTING" no-no grating on the nerves? I understand this is Corvis; how do you shut-up a drunken magpie?

Three: Does no one check spelling and punctuation anymore?

<deep sigh> Eighteen years of American schooling has been drilled into my brain too deeply for safe removal. Either use proper puctuation, or not *at*all*. *Don't* be half-assed about it. Example:

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"WHAT RULES IS THAT" kelsey asked with his FAT GAY HEAD

"Our rule against posting to the forums at 4:14 AM."


Then again, it *was* Merena who said the rule and she obviously understands what I'm saying. As for the grammar, (as atrocious as it is) I can strangely let that slide. If Corvus speaks this way, I find it acceptable for his characters to as well. I can't remember the term I'm forgetting for this, but Mark Twain wrote heavily in this manner in Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - colloquialism, I think.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 09:10:33 AM »
One: Is there a 'clique' here that new readers/posters should be aware of?

I ask because the above comments are sweet and non-critical, aside from Ghrey's 'more zombies'. This, of course, leads to the following question.

As with alasafan, you seem to be missing that this is not the "good faith best effort" of the authors. At least, not the best effort to create something good.
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 09:20:33 AM »

Three: Does no one check spelling and punctuation anymore?
As for the grammar, (as atrocious as it is) I can strangely let that slide. If Corvus speaks this way,
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Am I the only one throughly amused by picking on spelling and grammar and then misspelling a name?

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2005, 09:49:41 AM »
*sigh* That'll teach me...

the SOLID QUOTE LINE is supposed to read
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If Corvus speaks this way,

Curses...It's so very very appropriate that that had to happen *previews*

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 11:03:57 AM »
One: Is there a 'clique' here that new readers/posters should be aware of?

I ask because the above comments are sweet and non-critical, aside from Ghrey's 'more zombies'. This, of course, leads to the following question.

As with alasafan, you seem to be missing that is is not the "good faith best effort" of the authors. At least, not the best effort to create something good.

As for the 'clique' business, new readers/posters might have to peruse the forum or visit the chat room to get an overview of Corvis, our resident snugglebear of hate. He can be eloquent if he chooses to be, or stylized if he chooses to be, as in this case. I can't say that readers familiar with Corvis's cunning are less likely to be appalled, but they're more likely to figure out he's doing it deliberately. :)

Added: A resonant example of Corvis stylings can be found in the classic "DEAR FORUM PEOPLE," thread. The architecture of the post is perfect.
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2005, 01:46:33 PM »
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"O NO WHAT HAVE I DONE" said KESLEY then RAN OVER MORENA in his SUPER RAD DUNE BUGGY

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2005, 02:18:05 PM »
One: Is there a 'clique' here that new readers/posters should be aware of?


As with alasafan, you seem to be missing that this is not the "good faith best effort" of the authors. At least, not the best effort to create something good.

Ah, so there is a 'clique', as I don't know anyone here well enough to realize what is your 'style' and what is a 'joke style'. It has nothing to do with me 'missing' anything. The fact that posters here are given good critiques - all nicey, kittens and cupcakes comments - seems a bit off-putting.

No one here writes *that* good that it can't be improved upon.

The only things I'm missing here, Jason, are good spelling, decent grammar and THIS CRAP OF WRITING WITH THE CAPSLOCK KEY ENGAGED. If *any* of this is funny (Corvis and alasafan), I don't see it at all. Being forced to stumble through someone's horrible spelling and grammar tends to create a break in whatever ambiance the author is cooking. When I can't comprehend WTF is being written and conveyed, I lose interest and am unable to find any hint of 'story'. This is jarring for a reader who is 'into' the plot.

The truly sad part IMO is that this bit of fluff would've gotten a high grade in school, a B+ at the very least.  >:( It makes me want to copy the style and see if I can't get better recognition as a professional writer.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005, 02:32:14 PM »
Ah, so there is a 'clique', as I don't know anyone here well enough to realize what is your 'style' and what is a 'joke style'. It has nothing to do with me 'missing' anything. The fact that posters here are given good critiques - all nicey, kittens and cupcakes comments - seems a bit off-putting.

It's off-putting if you miss that the commenters, too, are participating in the joke.

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No one here writes *that* good that it can't be improved upon.

I don't think that was ever in question.

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The only things I'm missing here, Jason, are good spelling, decent grammar and THIS CRAP OF WRITING WITH THE CAPSLOCK KEY ENGAGED. If *any* of this is funny (Corvis and alasafan), I don't see it at all.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2005, 03:12:30 PM »
Being forced to stumble through someone's horrible spelling and grammar tends to create a break in whatever ambiance the author is cooking.

Funny to hear you say that. After all, you don't have to read what other people write or at least that's what you said here yourself.


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The only things I'm missing here, Jason, are good spelling, decent grammar and THIS CRAP OF WRITING WITH THE CAPSLOCK KEY ENGAGED. If *any* of this is funny (Corvis and alasafan), I don't see it at all.

Spelling, grammar and CAPS are part of the whole joke. They are used to portray the personality of the lyrical I / the 'author' behind the story. One could say that it's a stylistic device.


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The truly sad part IMO is that this bit of fluff would've gotten a high grade in school, a B+ at the very least.  >:(

Clearly not.

"Show me how you do that trick! The one that makes me scream", she said,
"the one that makes me laugh!" she said and threw her arms around my neck.
"Show me how you do it and I promise you, I promise that
I'll run away with you, I'll run away with you..."

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2005, 06:56:18 PM »
Being forced to stumble through someone's horrible spelling and grammar tends to create a break in whatever ambiance the author is cooking.

Funny to hear you say that. After all, you don't have to read what other people write or at least that's what you said here yourself.

And if you read another answer of mine - How do I know if I find something interesting if I don't read it? I don't know anyone here from Adam/Eve and I won't *get* to know anyone by ignoring posts. I read this story *once*, Evaine, not repeatedly. Corvis posts so little that it's difficult to form an opinion of him? other than being a sexist, drunken ass who wouldn't give a flying fuck for someone handing him a bottle of Jack.

As for this whole commenting/story being a joke with PPG mods involved, bully for you. Thank you for letting me in on the gag. Or, for at least telling me my comments and/or presence is not needed and/or wanted.

As a druid once said, "You will find yourself...unwelcome here."
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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2005, 07:03:10 PM »
Some stories are only made hideously bad by intention and Corvis' is one of them. :)

In-jokes aren't necessarily designed to uphold cliques or to push people out - they're just around because for those in on the joke:
i) Absence of in-joke = general life enjoyment
ii) Presence of in-joke = general life enjoyment + one extra laugh

If you don't get it, you can always do what my cousin does, which is to laugh with everybody else, then say "I don't get it."  ;D


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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2005, 07:55:06 PM »
People who've been together for a while tend to develop jokes.  If you were to visit a message board that I hang out on, one centered around people who used to play EQ together and play various other games now, you'd be puzzled at comments about one woman killing her old husbands, or badger porn, or one guy's frequency of dying and "suave" skills with women by bragging about his claymore.  It's not exclusionary, it's just the past being referred to.  Hang around for a while and you'll learn more.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2005, 08:19:48 PM »
There were no in-jokes involved-- it was all 100% fresh material.

Kuemper is just retarded for taking it seriously.

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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2005, 11:14:06 PM »
From the moderator's point of view, let me state I don't champion calling anyone retarded, nor am I pro-sexist-drunken-ass-who-wouldn't-give-a-flying-fuck-for-someone-handing-him-a-bottle-of-Jack sentiments.

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Re: Comments on "THE END OF CORVIS"
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2005, 12:37:43 PM »
In-jokes aren't necessarily designed to uphold cliques or to push people out - they're just around because for those in on the joke:
i) Absence of in-joke = general life enjoyment
ii) Presence of in-joke = general life enjoyment + one extra laugh

Aye. If I posted "PANDA DO IT HIMSELF" here, nobody would get it, but if I do so at my usual online hangout, it's funny (even to Panda).

It's a bit like trying to explain an improv scene to someone. You can get across some of the humour, but you also kinda had to be there for the full impact.

I dunno. If you don't "get" it, it's probably best to just back away slowly. It's not really fair to deny others the expression of their shared history just because someone who wasn't there might be confused or annoyed. (Name-calling isn't cool either.)

I've enjoyed reading all the endings of Bad Kelsey posted here, although I do blame them for a rather strange dream I had last week. Cheers!
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2005, 03:03:39 PM »
I've enjoyed reading all the endings of Bad Kelsey posted here, although I do blame them for a rather strange dream I had last week.

... Oh, come on. You can't just leave us hanging, here.

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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2005, 03:40:18 PM »
I suppose zombies could be sort of an in-joke, in that Corvis is quite fond of zombies.  I still think it's funny in a non-in-joke way, though.
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2005, 07:40:08 PM »
... Oh, come on. You can't just leave us hanging, here.

All I really recall is attempting get Kelsey-ish individual to stop hitting on me. "But we're BOTH supposed to be happily married...." whilst attempting to physically extract self.

Then the alarm went off. And I woke up thinking "BAD Kelsey."
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