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(BBC)   Your inspiring, well crafted, brilliant headline got redlighted because you are mental   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 79
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2012-10-16 09:41:04 PM  
The little voice in my head told me it was because the mods don't like me
 
2012-10-16 09:43:39 PM  

ArkAngel: The little voice in my head told me it was because the mods don't like me


You should be worrying more about whether or not the admins like you since they're the ones who greenlight headlines, not the mods. :-D
 
2012-10-16 09:56:01 PM  
 
2012-10-16 11:08:45 PM  
Seems like the story is saying the opposite.
 
2012-10-16 11:10:08 PM  
What if one has a lot of greens? Does that mean I'm completely farking nuts?
 
2012-10-16 11:19:18 PM  
I have to assume the admins hate me because the alternative is that I'm 100% completely sane

/and that's just crazy talk
 
2012-10-16 11:35:27 PM  
please don't judge me.
 
2012-10-16 11:49:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I have to assume the admins hate me because the alternative is that I'm 100% completely sane

/and that's just crazy talk


lulz
 
2012-10-16 11:59:05 PM  
Not all writers are crazy - only the really good ones.
 
2012-10-17 12:35:08 AM  
So creativity is what stands between crazy and genius?
 
2012-10-17 01:20:12 AM  
Creativity 'closely entwined with mental illness'

southcarolina1670.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-17 01:20:42 AM  
Anyone who's ever seen a schizo paint can tell you that they are creative. However, being creative doesn't make you crazy.

Kinda like being smart can make you want to drink, but getting drunk doesn't make you s m r t.
 
2012-10-17 01:21:41 AM  
mypartyshirt.com

Shyuhuh!
 
2012-10-17 01:23:34 AM  
It all makes sense now...

/Not really
 
2012-10-17 01:25:18 AM  
i.ebayimg.com

/gah, beat by seconds!
 
2012-10-17 01:27:24 AM  
Mopey people overthink things and struggle to express themselves. You don't need to be familiar with the works of Proust to know that.
 
2012-10-17 01:27:32 AM  
I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.
 
2012-10-17 01:28:28 AM  
Yea subby, I'm not ready to tell my crazy uncles that they are the next Picassos.
 
2012-10-17 01:28:30 AM  
 
2012-10-17 01:28:45 AM  
"If I exorcise my devils well my angels may leave too"
 
2012-10-17 01:30:46 AM  
oops first four stanzas should read....


I'm going mental
I'm going mental

Out of the hospital
Out against my will

/pasting error
 
2012-10-17 01:31:28 AM  
market-ticker.org
 
2012-10-17 01:33:48 AM  
My muse is liquor.
 
2012-10-17 01:36:56 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.


You can if you have TF.
 
2012-10-17 01:40:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.


You can.

My Fark -> Recent -> Unapproved links
 
2012-10-17 01:42:42 AM  
I had a better headline for this article but the little people told me to write it on a piece of paper and hold it in front of my television screen so all the phonies on the tv could see it.
 
2012-10-17 01:43:46 AM  

fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.

You can.

My Fark -> Recent -> Unapproved links


Nope. If you don't have TF, it doesn't let you view those comments. But you wouldn't know that because you have TF.
 
2012-10-17 01:43:52 AM  

ArkAngel: The little voice in my head told me it was because the mods don't like me


It was right! Yay!

My headline got boobied in the clinton.
 
2012-10-17 01:43:58 AM  
Thank you subby. I feel so much better about myself.

But you, subby. You're just a greenlighted dullard. Sorry, but it's something you'll have to live with.
 
2012-10-17 01:45:10 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: ArkAngel: The little voice in my head told me it was because the mods don't like me

You should be worrying more about whether or not the admins like you since they're the ones who greenlight headlines, not the mods. :-D


Oh sure, that's what they WOULD want us to think...
 
2012-10-17 01:55:01 AM  
While hurtful, your criticism explains a lot, subby. :c
 
2012-10-17 01:56:36 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: What if one has a lot of greens? Does that mean I'm completely farking nuts?


it means your canvas is ready for bunnies. not hares; bunnies.
 
2012-10-17 01:57:21 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: ArkAngel: The little voice in my head told me it was because the mods don't like me

You should be worrying more about whether or not the admins like you since they're the ones who greenlight headlines, not the mods. :-D


Yeah, and f*ck those c*nts.

/ Oh sh*t...
 
2012-10-17 01:57:55 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.

You can if you have TF.


I know, but I'm a miserly old grouch.
 
2012-10-17 01:59:30 AM  
www.festology.com

Bring it, biatch!
 
2012-10-17 02:00:53 AM  
When the outside temperature rises
And the meaning is oh so clear
One thousand and one yellow daffodils
Begin to dance in front of you - oh dear
Are they trying to tell you something ?
You're missing that one final screw
You're simply not in the pink my dear
To be honest you haven't got a clue
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - ooh woh
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad - oh dear !
Ha ha ha ha ha

I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing
I'm coming down with a fever
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over
I think I'm a banana tree
Oh dear
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad (I'm going slightly mad)
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - uh huh
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad - oh dear!

Uh uh ah ah
Uh uh ah ah

I'm knitting with only one needle
Unraveling fast it's true
I'm driving only three wheels these days
But my dear, how about you?
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened - oh yes
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad!
And there you have it! 

/Genius? Or cold hard truth?
 
2012-10-17 02:03:50 AM  

XplodedSynapses: When the outside temperature rises
And the meaning is oh so clear
One thousand and one yellow daffodils
Begin to dance in front of you - oh dear
Are they trying to tell you something ?
You're missing that one final screw
You're simply not in the pink my dear
To be honest you haven't got a clue
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - ooh woh
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad - oh dear !
Ha ha ha ha ha

I'm one card short of a full deck
I'm not quite the shilling
One wave short of a shipwreck
I'm not my usual top billing
I'm coming down with a fever
I'm really out to sea
This kettle is boiling over
I think I'm a banana tree
Oh dear
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad (I'm going slightly mad)
It finally happened - happened
It finally happened - uh huh
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad - oh dear!

Uh uh ah ah
Uh uh ah ah

I'm knitting with only one needle
Unraveling fast it's true
I'm driving only three wheels these days
But my dear, how about you?
I'm going slightly mad
I'm going slightly mad
It finally happened
It finally happened - oh yes
It finally happened - I'm slightly mad
Just very slightly mad!
And there you have it! 

/Genius? Or cold hard truth?


You're a looney
 
2012-10-17 02:07:48 AM  
True genius is always at least a little crazy, often time a LOT crazy.

/learned that after reading Poe

//and a couple other true geniueses

///slashies
 
2012-10-17 02:11:13 AM  
I've heard of this before but the article didn't tell you that the actual percentage is low. Out of 200 creative people, 1 might have a mental disorder.

The difficulty in being extremely creative and/or a genius is that others don't get you and your thought processes. You might realize something by way of a quantum leap, while everyone around you has to labor to the same conclusion, plodding through connections and working things out.

In some ways, being crazy helps. It gives you a new perspective on things. At times it can create an obsessive compulsion to focus in on a project and screen out all distractions. You've probably met such folks, who start work on something and will continue to work on it, forgetting to sleep or eat, until either they collapse or complete it.

Consider the nearly maniacal details on those old wooden ship models some craftsmen used to make by hand. Even the knots in the tiny threads had to be accurate. As a result, those magnificent works are still around, treasured by others. Some are so accurate that historians use them for examples.

Then, consider your kid, who glues his fingers to the plastic model car kit he's assembling.

Often true creativity can be isolating, since you tend to look at the world differently. Sometimes, 'normal' people can just frustrate the heck out of you because they 'just don't get it. That isolation, for some, can drive them into depression and seclusion and, at times, suicide.

Often that shy, quiet, 'dumb' kid in school is smarter than the majority but you'd never know it because his 'smarts' might be in different areas or he has difficulty interacting with 'normal' kids because they're not up to his level and react with hostility. I've known brilliant kids who barely managed to pass high school but who, on their own and in their own element, became tremendously successful.

Major genius and creativity are usually combined with eccentricities and often, mental frailties.
 
2012-10-17 02:17:15 AM  
My Idiot Savant is on the Honor Roll at Harvard.

How many kitties did your child immolate today?
 
2012-10-17 02:18:15 AM  

danielscissorhands: Nope. If you don't have TF, it doesn't let you view those comments. But you wouldn't know that because you have TF.


It would be nice if you could see the comments, even if you weren't allowed to add to them. OTOH, you could spend $5 once per year for a TF account and then go back and read them.


/upgrades to TF when the employer goes into year-end change freeze
//figure it helps compensate Drew since I have AdBlock enabled
 
2012-10-17 02:19:59 AM  

Dinjiin: danielscissorhands: Nope. If you don't have TF, it doesn't let you view those comments. But you wouldn't know that because you have TF.

It would be nice if you could see the comments, even if you weren't allowed to add to them. OTOH, you could spend $5 once per year for a TF account and then go back and read them.


/upgrades to TF when the employer goes into year-end change freeze
//figure it helps compensate Drew since I have AdBlock enabled


Drew needs to compensate, that's for sure. That's why he drives a big truck.
 
2012-10-17 02:33:34 AM  

danielscissorhands: fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.

You can.

My Fark -> Recent -> Unapproved links

Nope. If you don't have TF, it doesn't let you view those comments. But you wouldn't know that because you have TF.


I think that might have been a joke.
 
2012-10-17 02:39:11 AM  
"So tell me Ron, how does the suck-cut work?"

"Well, as you can see, it sucks as it cuts!"

"It certainly does suck!"

/cue "Get a Load of This Guy" com
 
2012-10-17 02:43:00 AM  
Their coming to take me away...HA HA!

/has a fair share of greens
// More reds though..BASTARDS!
/// HA HA!
 
2012-10-17 02:46:41 AM  

Rik01: I've heard of this before but the article didn't tell you that the actual percentage is low. Out of 200 creative people, 1 might have a mental disorder.

The difficulty in being extremely creative and/or a genius is that others don't get you and your thought processes. You might realize something by way of a quantum leap, while everyone around you has to labor to the same conclusion, plodding through connections and working things out.

In some ways, being crazy helps. It gives you a new perspective on things. At times it can create an obsessive compulsion to focus in on a project and screen out all distractions. You've probably met such folks, who start work on something and will continue to work on it, forgetting to sleep or eat, until either they collapse or complete it.

Consider the nearly maniacal details on those old wooden ship models some craftsmen used to make by hand. Even the knots in the tiny threads had to be accurate. As a result, those magnificent works are still around, treasured by others. Some are so accurate that historians use them for examples.

Then, consider your kid, who glues his fingers to the plastic model car kit he's assembling.

Often true creativity can be isolating, since you tend to look at the world differently. Sometimes, 'normal' people can just frustrate the heck out of you because they 'just don't get it. That isolation, for some, can drive them into depression and seclusion and, at times, suicide.

Often that shy, quiet, 'dumb' kid in school is smarter than the majority but you'd never know it because his 'smarts' might be in different areas or he has difficulty interacting with 'normal' kids because they're not up to his level and react with hostility. I've known brilliant kids who barely managed to pass high school but who, on their own and in their own element, became tremendously successful.

Major genius and creativity are usually combined with eccentricities and often, mental frailties.


James Rollins explored that possibility in one of the recent Sigma Force novels. Yes, they're a little trashy, and vaguely reminiscent of The Davinci Code. However, they're LEAGUES ahead of that schlock both in terms of writing, and theory. They're great fun, if you ask me.

Also, I thought mine got red-lighted because I'm just not that funny =/
 
2012-10-17 02:47:47 AM  
welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-10-17 02:50:29 AM  

libranoelrose: danielscissorhands: fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm not really put off when my headlines are rejected. That happens.

But I really wish I could see what people commented in the redlighted ones.

You can.

My Fark -> Recent -> Unapproved links

Nope. If you don't have TF, it doesn't let you view those comments. But you wouldn't know that because you have TF.

I think that might have been a joke.


It wasn't actually. I'm only a TFer when I get sponsored. I could have sworn I was able to read the comments on my redlit submissions before that. Guess I was wrong.
 
2012-10-17 02:53:19 AM  
Looking at the top submitters list, I see that I have barely 700 greenlights, which means that I am less than 10% as insane as whackjobs like 40below and The English Major. This guys are obviously really farked up.
 
2012-10-17 02:59:30 AM  

fusillade762: This is news? I thought the crazy-creative link was established long ago?

Daisy: What do you do Brian?

Brian: I'm an artist.

Daisy: Oh, Tim's an artist. What kind of thing do you do?

Brian: Anger.

Brian: Pain.

Brian: Fear.

Brian: Aggression.

Daisy: Watercolours?


thanks for reminding me of how much I love that show
 
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