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Posted Oct 15, '09 at 1:27pm

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,354 posts

If you are going to be rude, but rude
Isn't that what I did? I said something. You didn't understand, so you asked me to elaborate. I did, knowing full well what would happen: A firestorm from everyone who saw it, followed by the entire thing being deleted.

Now, to clear a few things up. I wouldn't say I disliked your entries, but I wouldn't say they were spectacular. If pressed, I'd say they were a) amusing at times and b) not bad, and not worse than any other entrees. We must all recognize that we are fairly amateur (unless someone here is a professional writer) and none of us can expect to be great.

I have never seen him either.
I'm not around much. Haven't you seen me in the WoM?

Xzeno was in the MWT
Why is that relevant? Oh yeah... now I get it.

Why don't we all just move on and talk about something off-topic.
Why don't we discuss it like muture internet users? But off topic's cool too. Tacos are awesome.
 

Posted Oct 15, '09 at 1:32pm

Cenere

Cenere

14,002 posts

Knight

Good ideas take a long time to think up.

The longer I think about a story the more likely I will be to not write it down.
I go with the moment, but I guess my stories are crap anyway, so probably proving your point.

Anyway, care to take it somewhere else?

And reminding you all that the deadline is tomorrow, and I have only gotten from Crimson, Manta and Pixie.
 

Posted Oct 15, '09 at 3:17pm

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,959 posts

(unless someone here is a professional writer)


Me and Strop are professional writers. :/
Considering he is qualified to be one of the smartest people in Australia, I'd say he is more competent than most professionals as well, that's why I force him to write my entries. And the problem with you finding our skits only amusing, is because everything we say is high brow humor. I don't point out all the jokes because it would ruin it for people who DID get it. Every time we write something no one gets it. For example I am sure no one even understood the freemason joke. :/

I'm not around much. Haven't you seen me in the WoM?

I don't really pay attention to WoM, I just have Strop paraphrase everything to me. And you'll notice although Klaus is a contestant, he hasn't participated in a single event yet. =P

The longer I think about a story the more likely I will be to not write it down.
I go with the moment, but I guess my stories are crap anyway, so probably proving your point.

By waiting I don't mean don't write anything down! I just mean read over it and say "what else could I do, or how could I rephrase this for added inlaid humor." But being a Dane, you are doing a really good job and I applaud your work.
 

Posted Oct 15, '09 at 8:27pm

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,959 posts

Anyway, care to take it somewhere else?


Continuing immature quasi-flamewar "somewhere else" as per Cen's instructions.
Anyway, I thought that Strop was a professional doctor and didn't know you were a writer. You should be more open to criticism. If you want some, I'd be happy to supply.
I'd also like to point out that I did in fact get the Freemason joke.
-Posted by xzeno, on my profile


Hey Cen, I don't really care for talking on my profile because
A) I hate profile.
B) I am against the dumb comment system in the first place.

So I will reply here. :0)

Anyways, XZeno, Strop is a doctor, but his writing skills are incredible. And I am not a professional writer, just me and Strop are pretty much better than any room of monkeys with typewriters will ever be. Anyways, I don't need your criticism, I am happy with our quality writing. Just because kids don't get high caliber jokes that are inlaid into the writing, doesn't make it less than pro.

What's up Cen.
 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 6:50am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

I look at this thread for the first time this week and whoa wtf. Let me answer the stuff on page 260 first:

Well the only one I'm really concerned about is what type of booby traps are in Turbulent Tunnel, but as I looked at it a bit better I have a better idea of what is required.


Anything you can think up, as long as it fits in a tunnel. Let's just assume Moe made it the tunnel of utter doom.

Two things you KNOW are in there are false panels in the floor, so anybody who isn't wary AND agile will fall into the moat, and a lot of sliding doors.

Strop! I am offended! You didn't give me an Idiot score!


I didn't give any cameo characters an idiot score because they were solely based on the Dodgeball test.
 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 6:54am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

I would have to disagree with the analysis that any of the victestants are idiots, but maybe I'm being to literal.


I assume that none of the victestants have an IQ of under 20 (the original formal definition of idiot), so yes, you were being too literal.

In the spirit of modern cartoons, however, "idiot score" here means "index of propensity to doing dangerous, inappropriate or dangerously inappropriate things." Strop's idiot score here is for the purposes of the WoM only.

Are my 5 idiot points for insulting you crown strop?


Yes. Also, because you got cocky while perfoming suboptimally.
 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 6:58am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

DMing is a lot of work. Ask Strop. Actually, DMing D&D is very different from GMing the WoM, I think.


Yeah, I can't really saying this is DMing, because it's not a dungeon-type game. GM seems vaguer and slightly more appropriate. Other terms include "storyhost" or, if you wanna get jiggy wit' it, "master of ceremonies" hahahaha.

Okay, I'm taking the piss now. But the serious note was that I've never played any D&D (ask Xzeno) in my life, nor anything resembling it. The most "formal RPG" I've ever gotten was freeform text with some parsing code.
 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 7:25am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

Now onto page 263, where the drama unfolds...

I was implying that while you may have spent a long time on your entries, they weren't very good.


Not to drag it up again but lololol that's technically more insulting to me than it is to Klaus, because...

that's why I force him to write my entries


Yeah. I'm doing the actual writing of Klaus' entries. I'll take the opportunity to inform you that this is NOT a game and more of a multi-collaborative process in which I'm merely a co-ordinator. More detail on the exact nature of the writing process to follow.

We must all recognize that we are fairly amateur (unless someone here is a professional writer) and none of us can expect to be great.


This requires a few premises, most of which are dodgy:

1) You believe you are either the best writer in the thread or are somehow the most qualified to make an assessment on everybody's writing skills.

2) You believe there's an objectively superior sense of humour in writing or else that everybody should hold have the same tastes in writing.

I criticise this argument primarily for the purpose of forwarding what I believe the scope of judgements on good writing should be: form and structure. Tastes differ and this tournament specifically promotes the (multimedia) individual expression of self. One is entitled to hold an opinion on whether an entry is good or not but keep in mind that I don't give a rat's a** for the purposes of the WoM: the majority of the content will eventually become a series of in-jokes that select groups will get and the rest probably won't, and I'm here to make the most of what everybody has to offer.

In future, to avoid overstepping the mark, I would suggest sticking to "I liked" or "I didn't like" as opposed to "This is good" and "This is bad". As one person, you certainly don't speak for everybody here, Xzeno. Nobody does.

On a personal note, I'm not a writer by profession but I am published (nothing hugely major mind you) across a range of genres AND forms of content, both prose and music. Anyway, I do keep practiced: I write an opinion piece on the current news almost daily. And the novel is now undergoing its second revision. I note NaNoWriMo 09 is coming up... and it is tempting... but my first priority is to the WoM. Which is a pity, because after 2 years of on-and-off, I'm finally confident that my plot and characters are now convincing.

In short, I'm not going to be modest. I decided to give this project a burl because I was sure I could do it because I think I'm a good writer (and by "writer" in this case, I mean "can craft a big story", but I also mean in the other senses.) There. I said it. I think I'm a good writer, but that doesn't mean everybody's going to get what I wrote with Klaus. By the sudden jump in inappropriateness in my writing between that and my main storylines, it should be obvious that's more a "just between the two of us this makes me rofl" thing, because I know him and he knows me and together we're like an avalanche.
 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 7:26am

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

Oh yeah, and I'm back. I'm not taking back the main-GM role yet though, because I'm too tired to chase up entries and I haven't even said a hi to Cen, so we can't do a handover.

 

Posted Oct 16, '09 at 8:21am

Pois0nWasHere

Pois0nWasHere

31 posts

Sent in my entry.

 
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