An introduction and an understanding

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An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am

My intended username had been "That's Nice" but the punctuation needed for that was not allowed. "That is nice" is as close as I could get. "That's nice" is something I'm fond of saying to people are looking for a fight. Usually, I accompany it with a bland smile. They might want drama, but I'm not going to satisfy their desires in this, unless they make the unwise and unhealthy choice to take a swing at a rather large stranger who for the most part, just wants to mind his own business and be left alone. In which case, I do what I have to do, as would almost anybody.

I've seen people arguing online about the dumbest crap I've ever seen or heard, and I'm saying this as a person who spent a few years stuck living in a place where the locals were so inbred that DNA tests were not admissible in a court of law. I mean, holy crap - Flat Earth? An alleged Jewish conspiracy (which I was supposedly in on) to destroy the White race by "getting Black man on top of White women" (actual quote)? Or, my personal favorite - the guy who wanted to seriously argue that getting shot in the head and dying would not be a misfortune? These are arguments that real people really wanted to have with me online, and when I hear shit like that, there's only one thing to say.

"That's nice."

My experience of Internet arguments is that they are 99.999% insane bullshit from people who are either trolling, unable to function in the real world, or who just live to argue. I don't have time for that. I'm not going to make time for that. Some people accept this. Other people get offended, and don't seem any happier when I give them some helpful advice for how to deal with the turmoil that my unwillingness to snap at their bait has brought into their lives.

"You could always stick a gun into your mouth and pull the trigger."

I'll say that with a bright, sunny Midwestern smile on my face, in a cheerful tone. Yes, I know exactly how creepy that delivery is, and that's what I'm going for. Because I want people like that and those who enable them to go away, far away, where I don't have to hear their craziness, any more. Or, to actually pull the trigger and win that Darwin Award.

Hey! I keep hearing that's not a misfortune, so why not? No harm, no foul. :roll:

I'm going to be blunt and you can deal with it or not. I don't care much, either way. While ePlaya gets visited a lot, and there is therefore some virtue to posting to it, the community on this board has gained a reputation for itself over the last twenty years, one that has traveled far and wide, and it's not a good one. To quote one of your own former moderators.


spectabillis wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:38 am
theCryptofishist wrote:... I belive that if you just hang around for a few nasty comments, then you "pass the initiation" and get to play with the rest of us.
and just who in the fuck says its worth the effort!?

its obvious the quality is low - if measured by the total number of posts its almost non-existent. people have to want to be part of it for your initiation ritual to work fishy, there has to be some compelling reason its worth it. its not, and that makes it rather pathetic.

you're mistaking not being able to take it with not wanting to be around loosers and assholes.


Why would I want to have an experience like that?

Not being a masochist, I'm not here to have a conversation with any of you. I'm not here to get the attention of the regular contributors, most of whom I imagine I'll end up blocking and with good reason. I'm just here to share content and events with the lurkers passing through. Period. I'll post stuff that I hope people will like and then walk off without a dialog. Accept this, don't accept this, I really don't give much of a fuck. Just enough to go to your profile, push a key and make you disappear off my screen. That much and no more.

If some good people find their way to events through the announcements and links I leave behind, cool. I'll be happy to go on leaving them. If, on the other hand, the mods decide to prove how powerful they are by deleting inoffensive, on-topic content, then to Hell with them and ePlaya. I'll just post somewhere else. It's all good.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by AntiM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Welcome Aboard.

Well. Golly. Have fun.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Traveller in Time » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:35 pm

:D

Have fun indeed.

And remember, always look on the bright side of life . . . then you will find the fun.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by gaminwench » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:26 pm

I'm a lover, not a fighter.

Welcome.
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:40 pm

Traveller in Time wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:35 pm
And remember, always look on the bright side of life.







Why not? :D

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Elderberry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by TT120 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm

I like cheese.
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Ratty » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:14 pm

I cant wait till you post something. Dont make us wait.
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by ygmir » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:49 am

welcome!
I glean from your post, you are a master at baiting people into conversation.
in that, well done!
I hope you find that for which you seek, as it seems there is a direction for you.
Hop on in.
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by MayNotBeReal » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:22 pm

if you dont like what someones saying online, meet up with them and DUKE IT OUT. the person who wins is then the winner of the argument. a trial by arms, if you want.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Sham » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:29 pm

Welcome to eplaya. Tell us more.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:17 pm

ygmir wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:49 am
welcome!
I glean from your post, you are a master at baiting people into conversation.
You're saying that I'm a master baiter?

I suppose I would have to be. It gets lonely in the Midwest.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:20 pm

TT120 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm
I like cheese.
Oh! This is not fair. I can't say "no" to a dog.

I've got some cheddar for you to eat and some limburger for you to roll in.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Netty58 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:55 am

I picture you standing with your arms crossed defiantly across your chest and your chin jutting.

A strong and yet distant look in your eyes.

An intensity and yet....not.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Garyoler » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:28 pm

Welcome to the forum! Cheers!

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 am

I picture him as a 15 year old socially awkward dweeb sitting in his room at his mom’s house.
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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by Sham » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 am

That is Nice wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am
My intended username had been "That's Nice" but the punctuation needed for that was not allowed.
You could have done "Thats Nice". It would have been just fine.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:49 pm

Sham wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 am
That is Nice wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am
My intended username had been "That's Nice" but the punctuation needed for that was not allowed.
You could have done "Thats Nice". It would have been just fine.
I wouldn't have liked that. I know that confusing the possessive with the plural seems to be an Internet tradition, but I'd rather not mangle grammar that severely.

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Re: An introduction and an understanding

Post by That is Nice » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:54 pm

Netty58 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:55 am
I picture you standing with your arms crossed defiantly across your chest and your chin jutting.
Not really. For the most part, in person, I try to fade into the background. As I am well over six feet in height, the effect of this is mildly comical, I'm told.
A strong and yet distant look in your eyes.

An intensity and yet....not.
Having never gazed into my own eyes, I wouldn't know. I did think of recording myself, so I could whisper sweet nothings into my own ear, but in any relationship, sometimes less is more.

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