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Feb. 25th, 2009

10:05 pm - Another thing from Furry Fiesta

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Something that seemed to be a bit of a running gag at Furry Fiesta:

People saying "You just lost The Game."

Current Music: The Cure - Friday I'm in Love

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From:baphnedia
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
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Oh please tell me you know the reference for that...!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's the Game, the object of which is to forget about the Game. It's a nice idea on its own, which has unfortunately been screwed up with the addition of a rule that tries to assert that if you've heard of the Game, you're playing the Game. It's ridiculous on the face of it! Why, just imagine if Scrabble tried to have such a rule. Everyone would constantly be wandering around, trying to figure out whose turn it is and grousing about not having any tiles. A game that tries to assert its authority outside the pool of people who have voluntarily decided to play it is paradoxical, and it boggles my mind that all these self-described geeks fail to consider that, instead bellowing "EVERYBODY is playing the Game!" I mean, come on, metalanguage, anybody? Sheesh! Sorry to rant at you, perhaps I'm still addled from my taxing struggle with Mongolian hot pot. Damn not-barbecue-being cuisine!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
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Darn, I shoulda posted that comment with this icon.
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From:zorinlynx
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
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Oh shit, I just lost the game.

You bastard! :)

Yeah, it's a meme. http://ui22.gamespot.com/1429/thegame_2.jpg
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
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Fortunately I'm not playing the game, despite what its rules say.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 26th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Odd how FF apparently had far more people declaring that others had lost than that they themselves had lost.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 28th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
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Yeah, really you're supposed to announce "I just lost the game", not "You just lost the game".
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From:vakkotaur
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
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There is no game.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
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Oh, there's a game all right. A game that oversteps its bounds trying to assert that people who aren't playing it actually are. I laugh in its face!
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From:vakkotaur
Date:February 26th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
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Thus I deny its existence. Can't lose what isn't even there there.

Edited at 2009-02-26 02:01 pm (UTC)
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 26th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Guess it's like hunting, where the animals didn't volunteer and can't "win" except, in a pinch, by maintaining the status quo. Only there's no set season for this game, and if you told a flock of geese they'd lost, you'd be dissatisfied with their answer.
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From:lcremeans
Date:February 27th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
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Ceci n'est pas une jeux.
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From:aprivatefox
Date:February 26th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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I just find these people patently ridiculous. Of course, I did lose The Game, twice, but I had a lot of fun doing it!

Besides, it's not like there's a prize for winning The Game. You play for the experience!

(Why yes, I do willfully misconstrue what Game people are talking about! Besides, mine's more fun.)
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From:gedrean
Date:February 26th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
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...

*stares*

I hate you.

Passion.

Fiery burning sun.

Hate.
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From:gedrean
Date:February 26th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
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;)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 26th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
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Why, how long's it been since last time? :}
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From:yakko
Date:February 26th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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The only winning move is to not play.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 27th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
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Exactly! But just try telling that to some people. "I'm not playing the Game," I say. "*Everyone* is playing the Game!" they say. If you try to argue the point, it either goes around in circles, or they just lose interest in talking to you. It puzzles me to see such behavior amongst geeky types who normally love to discuss and analyze this sort of thing to pieces. It's as bad as that friggin' "The cake is a lie" business!
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From:orv
Date:February 26th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
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You just gamed the lost.
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From:kobi_lacroix
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
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I got banned from the game for using "performance enhancers".
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 27th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
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But what kind of substance would be considered a "performance enhancer" in a game where the object is to forget?

Oh, you mean booze?
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From:kobi_lacroix
Date:February 27th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
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I can't remember what I took. It's that good.
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