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2017-11-02 8:20:29 PM  

Honest Geologist: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: .

On the one hand, I really agree with this, because I think a lot of us enjoy the tales that are most plausible, "real", or at least believed to be real by those who are telling them.


Ditto..

But on the other, I think it's a real tough call deciding where on the spectrum of fiction to bullshiat to poor memory and embellishment to genuine reporting of the facts to draw the line.

But that's all I'm suggesting..  Are you posting fiction..?  Okay, here's the thread fer that..  Are you posting a personal experience, real event, overactive memory or the like..?  Okay, here's that thread..  Those posting fiction know they're posting fiction..

On the third hand (oooh, spooky!), the CSB threads have really scratched my itch for good storytellin' lately. Maybe if it's framed as such, it'd be more what we're after.

Economics calls that the "Gripping Hand" (more spooky..!)..and, fer what yer sayin', that's exactly what the fiction thread would be for..  I highly doubt it would ever want fer submissions/posts were it to become another annual thing..  (to wit - the weekly-ish "Writer's" threads always seem well attended..this would just be a holiday-themed version o'that..  Hey..  Mebbe that's it..?   The Writer's thread takes on the Halloween fiction, every year..?  Who oversees that thread..?  Hmm..)..

And on the fourth hand, it just wouldn't be the same without the Russian Sleep Experiment, Ted the Caver, the Korean webcomic, some of the "greatest hits" we've come to expect.

..and, of those, I specifically mentioned the 2nd as a "classic"..the 3rd was brought up by another..don't recall a mention o'the first..but it well qualifies, too..  I don't want any of those to go away..in fact, I doubt anyone would have issue with them popping up in the 'real' thread..but living in the 'fiction' thread isn't a bad idea/place fer those looking fer the latest, greatest and all time hits of the genre..   =)

And I should of course say that I've enjoyed a lot of the fiction that's been posted here this year.

Absotively..    =D
 
2017-11-02 8:31:57 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: a particular individual: Englebert Slaptyback: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED

As to the bolded, I just figger it's due to time of exposure.. I never had a clue the thread could be available to TFers up to 6 days early..!


It wasn't just available to TF. I saw it on the main page at that time.

Maybe it wasn't *supposed* to be there six days early, but it was.

An admin pulled the wrong lever and accidentally posted it a week early. Last year I submitted the headline on 10/30, and it went green that night. It was just a clerical error this year that led to, like, 65 posts before I even saw it. Then it got yanked, so only TFers could see it in the Greenlit queue.

..okay, I like that..  I will henceforth always think of FARK as operating on Steampunk principles, behind the curtain..   ;)

Why do we even have that lever?


It looks good next to the machine that goes "Ping!"..

/..really ties the room t'gether..
 
2017-11-02 8:36:10 PM  
..and, prolly finally, not complaining here at all but..the thread is still open after ~8 days..??  Is it overlooked..?  Did all the Mods get bad candy..?  Is Dark Magick in play here..?

/..carry on, Halloween should be 24/7/365..     =D
 
2017-11-02 8:53:20 PM  

Fireproof: omg bbq: witzend52: omg bbq: farking_texan: Fireproof: Even as a writer, I have to ask:

Anyone else like these threads better when every story was supposedly real, as opposed to being full of five-page long things that with fictional characters and drafts in the Writers Threads?

YES. At least they used to blend in better.

probably not, mine was real and put me on the edge of a breakdown but it appears to not be very popular.

But if I wrote a story about the nightmare I had when a Polish gypsy woman cursed me with a Steamer Trunk full of Haunted Dicks it would probably be a slam dunk.
Fake stuff always goes over better, while the real stuff that has really traumatized us has no actual conclusion or reason (unlike stories or movies) so it leaves the reader unable to find that closure.

I just want to say my son had the same reaction to strattera that you did. most frightening time of his life. He did not find out about the (less than 2% of the population who have this) reaction for several years. I'm glad you came through OK.

HOLY shiat! For real???
Like he had auditory and visual hallucinations????
I'd be interested to hear about what he experienced if you're ever willing to share.  I've been wavering between thinking I have been going crazy to "it must be the pills" for the last three years

Well, I mean, a good place to start would be "did it stop when you stopped taking the pills?"


I see what you're asking but until I saw that someone else had tr same experience on the same drug it's hard to know.
I was also going through a tremendous amount of stress at that time so that was something I was considering.
I still think I hear things from time to time, and sometimes it seems like the instant I turn on a light in a dark room that I can see something large and fleeting blend back into the walls but I have a vivid imagination. It's mostly a blessing because it gives me enough whimsy to be a children's book writer in my retirement years but the negative sides have their price.

I heard screams in our new house for the first month but that went away, and I've not seen anything as "solid" and horrifying as I did in my old house.
It's hard to say though. Brains are complex things.
 
2017-11-02 8:54:19 PM  

Honest Geologist: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: .

On the one hand, I really agree with this, because I think a lot of us enjoy the tales that are most plausible, "real", or at least believed to be real by those who are telling them.

But on the other, I think it's a real tough call deciding where on the spectrum of fiction to bullshiat to poor memory and embellishment to genuine reporting of the facts to draw the line.

On the third hand (oooh, spooky!), the CSB threads have really scratched my itch for good storytellin' lately. Maybe if it's framed as such, it'd be more what we're after.

And on the fourth hand, it just wouldn't be the same without the Russian Sleep Experiment, Ted the Caver, the Korean webcomic, some of the "greatest hits" we've come to expect.

And I should of course say that I've enjoyed a lot of the fiction that's been posted here this year.


I just want to step in here and say that your post reminds me of one of my all-time favorite greenlights:

On the one hand, birth defects can be frightening to parents, but on the other hand, this Chinese baby has convinced his father to take better care of his mother. On the third and fourth hands, the kid probably could have made a lot of Nikes

/I am a terrible human being
 
2017-11-02 9:01:20 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Honest Geologist: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: .

On the one hand, I really agree with this, because I think a lot of us enjoy the tales that are most plausible, "real", or at least believed to be real by those who are telling them.

Ditto..

But on the other, I think it's a real tough call deciding where on the spectrum of fiction to bullshiat to poor memory and embellishment to genuine reporting of the facts to draw the line.

But that's all I'm suggesting..  Are you posting fiction..?  Okay, here's the thread fer that..  Are you posting a personal experience, real event, overactive memory or the like..?  Okay, here's that thread..  Those posting fiction know they're posting fiction..

On the third hand (oooh, spooky!), the CSB threads have really scratched my itch for good storytellin' lately. Maybe if it's framed as such, it'd be more what we're after.

Economics calls that the "Gripping Hand" (more spooky..!)..and, fer what yer sayin', that's exactly what the fiction thread would be for..  I highly doubt it would ever want fer submissions/posts were it to become another annual thing..  (to wit - the weekly-ish "Writer's" threads always seem well attended..this would just be a holiday-themed version o'that..  Hey..  Mebbe that's it..?   The Writer's thread takes on the Halloween fiction, every year..?  Who oversees that thread..?  Hmm..)..

And on the fourth hand, it just wouldn't be the same without the Russian Sleep Experiment, Ted the Caver, the Korean webcomic, some of the "greatest hits" we've come to expect.

..and, of those, I specifically mentioned the 2nd as a "classic"..the 3rd was brought up by another..don't recall a mention o'the first..but it well qualifies, too..  I don't want any of those to go away..in fact, I doubt anyone would have issue with them popping up in the 'real' thread..but living in the 'fiction' thread isn't a bad idea/place fer those looking fer the latest, greatest and all time hits of the genre..   =)

And I should of course say th ...


I agree with this.
 
2017-11-02 9:15:44 PM  

Harlee: I agree with this.


**TWEET..!!**

Personal foul..!  Poster said "I agree" instead of "Harlee agrees"..  5-yard penalty..  Still 2nd down..

/..I had to..   ;)
 
2017-11-02 9:23:26 PM  

toraque: Honest Geologist: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: .

On the one hand, I really agree with this, because I think a lot of us enjoy the tales that are most plausible, "real", or at least believed to be real by those who are telling them.

But on the other, I think it's a real tough call deciding where on the spectrum of fiction to bullshiat to poor memory and embellishment to genuine reporting of the facts to draw the line.

On the third hand (oooh, spooky!), the CSB threads have really scratched my itch for good storytellin' lately. Maybe if it's framed as such, it'd be more what we're after.

And on the fourth hand, it just wouldn't be the same without the Russian Sleep Experiment, Ted the Caver, the Korean webcomic, some of the "greatest hits" we've come to expect.

And I should of course say that I've enjoyed a lot of the fiction that's been posted here this year.

I just want to step in here and say that your post reminds me of one of my all-time favorite greenlights:

On the one hand, birth defects can be frightening to parents, but on the other hand, this Chinese baby has convinced his father to take better care of his mother. On the third and fourth hands, the kid probably could have made a lot of Nikes

/I am a terrible human being


Confuzzled the hells outt'a me, until I gave it a moment's thought..   =P   ..and, to yer last point, he'd've *always* had a 'leg to stand on'..

/..I've had my ticket fer a long, looooong time..  Window seat, not your's..!
 
2017-11-02 9:48:57 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Harlee: I agree with this.

**TWEET..!!**

Personal foul..!  Poster said "I agree" instead of "Harlee agrees"..  5-yard penalty..  Still 2nd down..

/..I had to..   ;)


"There are five reasons that harlee USED TO post in third person. But it got boring, and most of the triggered morons seem to have outed themselves, so the below is Old News: "

Try and keep up.
 
2017-11-02 11:15:39 PM  

Harlee: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Harlee: I agree with this.

**TWEET..!!**

Personal foul..!  Poster said "I agree" instead of "Harlee agrees"..  5-yard penalty..  Still 2nd down..

/..I had to..   ;)

"There are five reasons that harlee USED TO post in third person. But it got boring, and most of the triggered morons seem to have outed themselves, so the below is Old News: "

Try and keep up.


No offense..  I always rather liked the style..and I swear I saw you posting in that fashion only days ago..  I'm no critic and do do my best to keep up..   😀
 
2017-11-02 11:36:24 PM  

Harlee: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Harlee: I agree with this.

**TWEET..!!**

Personal foul..!  Poster said "I agree" instead of "Harlee agrees"..  5-yard penalty..  Still 2nd down..

/..I had to..   ;)

"There are five reasons that harlee USED TO post in third person. But it got boring, and most of the triggered morons seem to have outed themselves, so the below is Old News: "

Try and keep up.


btw - that link shows nothing but the most basic, bare-bones info you'd see on any FARKer who didn't want to give out any public info..  Not sure where y'were going with that..
 
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