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@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
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@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
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@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
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@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.

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Behavior that bothers you in fiction that doesn't in real life?


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#1 Mercurius

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Now for the reverse it tends to be pretty easy for people to answer, since a lot of people for whatever reason just enjoy watching assholes be assholes to other people in contexts where it doesn't really matter but not when it actually counts or is toward them. I recently recalled a memory of someone criticizing Bella Swan (yes, the Twilight character, I'm not really trying to defend her, since she is probably a bigger issue of that franchise than Edward Cullen is and it's not because she's a mary sue, but it is the most notable example I can think of) for being depicted as getting lost inside of a new town she has never been to or chose to be at.

 

For all I know the same person who criticized her for this may lash out at teenage girls who are lost that try to ask them for some directions IRL (I doubt it since even if they get mad pissed they probably are smart enough not to make a scene) but otherwise I'm just like...seriously? Bella is a teenage girl who has no familiarity of her current surroundings who probably can't even drive a car or cook her own meals. What's so terrible about her getting lost? 

 

I'd try to think of an example myself but nothing's really coming to mind at the moment since I don't really have much of a viewpoint difference between real life and fiction...


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

Uhh, I'm not sure this would be a good example since this person just seem overall weird and deserves being told "Yeah, people get lost in places they haven't been before or don't know very well... news at 11?"

 

Then again, I can't think of any personal examples that would make more sense myself, so...



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:26 AM

Poorly formed thoughts are probably the top of my list for "things that kind of bug me in fiction and are acceptable in reality".  Realistic diction on TV or in books is completely unrealistic.

 

Try taping a conversation, then typing down exactly what you said. 

 

Spoiled is a copy of what I had when I tried this once a few years ago (only my side):

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Reading that makes my head hurt to some degree.  You get repetition all over the place and I'm obviously speaking without really thinking or organizing my thoughts either. 


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

If the only fault they can find wrong with Bella is her getting lost, they have some SERIOUS problems...

 

On topic:

Things that bother me in fiction that don't in real life?

 

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...Southern accents.

 

In fiction, southern accents are usually over-exaggerated to the point where everyone uses "y'all" when they're only speaking to ONE PERSON. I live in the south, in a rural area, and nobody I know says "y'all" when they're speaking to a single person. Because "y'all" is plural. Even country hicks know that.Not to mention the actual accent itself is, as I've already stated, over-exaggerated to the point where it actually grates my ears to listen to.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

YES! Accents in general tend to be heavily stereotypical in fiction for whatever reason, it's really annoying and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s). (I feel so dumb now for not thinking of it in my previous post, it's such a widespread issue.)



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:55 AM

and sometimes it even shows prejudice from the author(s).

Likely another reason why I hate fictional southern accents. The people who have them are always stereotypically dumb, absent-minded, forgetful or otherwise simply not "normal."

 

I'm only really familiar with southern, so I can't really talk about accents other than that one, but you're likely right. Fictional accents likely grate the ears of ANYONE familiar with said accents in real life.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:09 AM

The only series of books I've read that didn't absolutely butcher a southern accent is unfortunately not all that great of a read. Not bad by any means, but I've got better material I could be reading instead(though in that case the author would have no excuse to mess it up as she herself lives in New Orleans, the only city the plot takes place in)




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