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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:25 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:Yes, patterns do exist, but a lot of those pages see similarities in things that are big time stretches.


Would that be considered "trope l'oiel"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe-l%27%C5%93il
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Apache Chef

Expert Post Whore

Postby Apache Chef » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:25 pm

I've had a sinus infection for over a month. Two rounds of antibiotics and it hasn't gone away.
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:26 pm

Lord Simian wrote:
Man's got himself a point, Jude. You took it upon yourself to specifically define troping, I'm going to have to rule that since copy/pasting isn't mentioned in your definition, it doesn't count as troping.


:-D

It DOES however constitute plagairism, lacking any citations, I suppose.... :twisted:


I'll have to avoid incorporating that post into any of the papers I'm writing for publication, then. :P
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:27 pm

Lord Simian wrote:
Man's got himself a point, Jude. You took it upon yourself to specifically define troping, I'm going to have to rule that since copy/pasting isn't mentioned in your definition, it doesn't count as troping.

It DOES however constitute plagairism, lacking any citations, I suppose.... :twisted:


Boom! Now you have to stop, Herald!
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:28 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Boom! Now you have to stop, Herald!


Bah! I'll see them in court... or in HELL!! :twisted:
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Herald wrote:
Bah! I'll see them in court... or in HELL!! :twisted:


Well, no, see... It's just like when people post articles without any citations. In these instances, it's not the POSTER they'd go after. It's the ol' Lord of the Monkeys, being site owner. And I may love you rascals... But I ain't goin' to court for none of ya'll. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Specially not for tvtropes. :)
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:35 pm

Lord Simian wrote:
Well, no, see... It's just like when people post articles without any citations. In these instances, it's not the POSTER they'd go after. It's the ol' Lord of the Monkeys, being site owner. And I may love you rascals... But I ain't goin' to court for none of ya'll. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Specially not for tvtropes. :)


:lol:
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Pink_Orchid

The Virgin Connie Swail

Postby Pink_Orchid » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm

Apache Chef wrote:I've had a sinus infection for over a month. Two rounds of antibiotics and it hasn't gone away.


Temporary relief if it doesn't interfere with other meds. Best decongestant ever.
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CountD

Undead Member

Postby CountD » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:23 pm

Apache Chef wrote:I've had a sinus infection for over a month. Two rounds of antibiotics and it hasn't gone away.


Not good.

same kind of antibiotics?

(I'm not a doctor.)
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Apache Chef

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Postby Apache Chef » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:33 pm

CountD wrote:
Not good.

same kind of antibiotics?

(I'm not a doctor.)



Two different kinds. I'm not super sick or anything, but it's sapped my energy. I was supposed to run a trial race this weekend, but I haven't been able to train for it at all, so I probably won't.

Going to a doctor later today who will likely send me to an ENT specialist.
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CountD

Undead Member

Postby CountD » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Apache Chef wrote:

Two different kinds. I'm not super sick or anything, but it's sapped my energy. I was supposed to run a trial race this weekend, but I haven't been able to train for it at all, so I probably won't.

Going to a doctor later today who will likely send me to an ENT specialist.


I hope they cure what ails you.

Royal Nonesuch

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:59 pm

MrBlack wrote:I saw two bald eagles hunting in my backyard yesterday. Very cool.


At first I thought you said they were humping.

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:13 pm

ReturnoftheMack wrote:Yes, patterns do exist, but a lot of those pages see similarities in things that are big time stretches.


My issue is the 'what is the point of this?' issue.

"HERE IS A THING THAT HAS BEEN IN SOME THINGS!!!!"

"Yes?"

"DON'T YOU RECOGNISE THE THING FROM THE THINGS?"

"Yeah, and?"

"..."

"Hello?"

"SOMETIMES THINGS GET USED IN OTHER THINGS AND YOU CAN GIVE THEM NAMES AND LIST EXAMPLES!!!!"

"So?"

"THIS IS LIKE THE 'SO?' TROPE WHERE SOME PERSON IN A SHOW SAYS 'SO?' BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE SO ORIGINAL."

"I don't think it's original, I think it's a reasonable response. You could make the most original bike of all time by using soap bubbles instead of, like, metal or whatever but it would be shit. I am making my bike out of materials known to work because they have been used successfully before."

"TO POINT OUT THAT SOMETHING IS A TROPE IS NOT TO CRITICISE ITS USE!!!!"

"Which brings us back to what the point actually is?"

"THE POINT IS THAT EVERYTHING MUST BE NOTICED AND CATALOGUED!!"

"Why?"

"..."
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:24 pm

PDH wrote:
My issue is the 'what is the point of this?' issue.


Gee, on that note, why should anyone study astronomy??
Or perform any form of art?? :roll:

Understanding how things work -- and such things include storytelling -- is a worthy pursuit.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:37 pm

Apache Chef wrote:Going to a doctor later today who will likely send me to an ENT specialist.

Hurrrrrrrrmmmmm, I hooooope heeee doesn't taaaaaake a loooooooong tiiiiiiiime to diiiiiiaaaaaaggggnosssss yooooou.

(Lord of the Rings humor ;))

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