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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:13 pm

95% of my Twitter usage is looking at dril's tweets, 4% is this:
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by RIP Syndrome (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:33 pm

Twitter is really the site that should have the "the internet makes you stupid" tagline tbh
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:23 pm

RIP Syndrome wrote:
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Twitter is really the site that should have the "the internet makes you stupid" tagline tbh
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:15 pm

when people post twitter links that get embedded and go "read this thread"

I don't.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:16 pm

when people post twitter links that get embedded and go "click this twitter's cropping ruins the image"

I don't.
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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:16 pm

I don't want to give them clicks. they're bad.
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:39 pm

I deleted my Twitter but I still sometimes share things when I see them in other sites

whoops, sorry

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defeat twitter
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

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Gloomy Rube wrote:
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defeat twitter

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:16 am

Something I've been wondering: how did "cartoons about a comically large dog" become, like, a trope?

The most famous examples are probably "Marmaduke" and "Clifford", but there were quite a few of these around. There were a couple of cartoons from Walter Lantz about a Great Dane (apparently Lantz really loved Great Danes), and Hanna-Barbera even had a show called "Dinky Dog", about two sisters buying a dog for their uncle, only for the dog to grow huge.

I dunno. Was wondering about it :-I

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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:57 am

I think the big dog trope probably draws from the same well as "teenagers have big feet" and stuff like that in comics. It's "Oooh, this large being makes life difficult but golly I still like 'em." and I guess that resonated with people :v:
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Post by !saak (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:55 am

consider also: hugging a big dog

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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:53 am

izzy brings up a good point
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 am

Big dogs are just ridiculous
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:08 am

in her first stream, Korone, among the many mistakes she made while trying to get the stream running, listed her height as 153 m
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 am

Mr. Big wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:16 am
Something I've been wondering: how did "cartoons about a comically large dog" become, like, a trope?

The most famous examples are probably "Marmaduke" and "Clifford", but there were quite a few of these around. There were a couple of cartoons from Walter Lantz about a Great Dane (apparently Lantz really loved Great Danes), and Hanna-Barbera even had a show called "Dinky Dog", about two sisters buying a dog for their uncle, only for the dog to grow huge.

I dunno. Was wondering about it :-I
In the cases where the dog is a Great Dane, I think it came about because they really are an extremely large breed. Being so large is notable on its own, but it might also thus be easier to feature a dog alongside humans if that dog would stand waist-to-chest-high with most of us than if the dog is a tiny little Chihuahua or something.

Scooby-Doo is another animated Great Dane. :spike101:
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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:22 am

hot take scooby-doo was actually a funny show
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:24 am

also space kook owns
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:26 am

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someone on the show: the monster is gonna be a skeleton astronaut
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and he flies in a rickety old space ship
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:58 am

What if those criminals used their abilities for making super convincing special effects on a very limited budget and made more money with that than with a stupid mansion/buried treasure/other poor investment?
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then they would be smart
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:10 am

But they are like ES EM AR TEE.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:10 am

I mean, yeah Scooby Doo is a Great Dane, but they never really did jokes about him being huge.

Compared to the more-obscure "Dinky Dog", where the trope is all over the theme song:


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But they are like ES EM AR TEE.
i wanna take a moment to point out SMRT means death in Serbian. :amazing:
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 am

but also yeah, they are es em ar tee smart
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DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm

Doctor Who also did skeleton astronauts:

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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:00 pm

That was actually a really good story, from back when Moffat was restrained by not being head writer and his skills were put to good use. Unfortunately, being one of his pet stories, elements and characters from it got waaay over-pushed once he was in charge.

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Post by Angel Beat (?) » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:15 pm

!saak wrote:
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for a long time I was like "eh twitter is okay" cuz I followed artists n shit

then I looked at Dutch political twitter

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Dutch political twitter is the worst :-I
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:56 pm

Angel Beat wrote:
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Dutch political twitter is the worst :-I
Considering how bad US political twitter is, I really don't want to know what Dutch twitter is like :-I

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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Post by !saak (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:17 am

for the longest time dutch politics felt kinda boring and slow, but not nearly as inflammatory or standoff-ish as it is today (or is made out to be)
idk, there was a level of civility to it?

there were rumblings before the advent of social media, but nowadays you can't find any decent discussion about Dutch politics anywhere online
the extremeness is bleeding into real life too

a friend of mine walked past a house in his neighbourhood where they had "one-and-a-half-meter society = facial recognition drones" in chalk on the sidewalk
the people who wrote that struck up a conversation with him and turned out to be bonafide conspiracy nuts :-I

another example is that a family member shared stuff from "viruswaanzin" (virusinsanity), a movement that's trying to sue the government for "unfairly locking down the country" and infringing on people's rights

idk not taking steps to prevent the possible deaths of tens of thousands of people seems more insane to me :-I

you can have legitimate gripes with how authorities handle crises and it's part of a free country / democracy etc etc to be able to call that out

but there's these changes in the language and the way that discussions are held that are in my experience that are Not Good for anything productive

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Post by Skipper (?) » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:17 am

!saak wrote:
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idk not taking steps to prevent the possible deaths of tens of thousands of people seems more insane to me :-I
I think it has more to do with the fact that the government can’t do anything right in these people’s eyes, so whatever they do is wrong and must be opposed.

Certain political party before the government took corona measures: “WE NEED A LOCKDOWN! THIS VIRUS IS KILLING PEOPLE! THE GOVERNMENT IS COMPLICIT TO MURDER! TAKE THEM TO COURT!”

Same political party immediately after the government took corona measures: “WE NEED TO END THE LOCKDOWN! SOCIAL ISOLATION IS KILLING PEOPLE! THE GOVERNMENT IS COMPLICIT TO MURDER! TAKE THEM TO COURT!”

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