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#1 Sep 18 2010 at 9:40 PM Rating: Good
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**** that.

I Love XI as much as the next Allakhazooer reading this. But GOD ****, after 6+ years of playing 11, standing up all the ******* time, sitting my taru *** down on the ground all day and backflipping to stand up.

I can /sit in a chair.

Sweet jesus.

Finally.

I <3 XIV.


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#2 Sep 18 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Good
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FlixEffect wrote:
I Love XI as much as the next Allakhazooer reading this. But GOD ****, after 6+ years of playing 11, standing up all the @#%^ing time, sitting my taru *** down on the ground all day and backflipping to stand up.

I can /sit in a chair.


So now you backflip up into the chair?
#3 Sep 18 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not having to heal after every fight is a huge bonus. ^^
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#4 Sep 18 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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Finally, i dont start healing everytime i press asterisk when I am really trying to lock on to something/someone!
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#5 Sep 18 2010 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
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you can /sit on most ledges and benches around... the "!" will appear when you can sit on something...
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#6 Sep 18 2010 at 10:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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you can /sit on most ledges and benches around... the "!" will appear when you can sit on something...


I am sorry... I read that and thought of the oldest joke...statement in the world... "Thats what she said."
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#7 Sep 19 2010 at 2:23 AM Rating: Good
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never mind :P

Edited, Sep 19th 2010 4:24am by Kordain
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#8 Sep 19 2010 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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Warlord Zalim wrote:
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you can /sit on most ledges and benches around... the "!" will appear when you can sit on something...


I am sorry... I read that and thought of the oldest joke...statement in the world... "Thats what she said."


I LOL'd forever. Well done.
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#9 Sep 19 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
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Kaelia88 wrote:
Warlord Zalim wrote:
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you can /sit on most ledges and benches around... the "!" will appear when you can sit on something...


I am sorry... I read that and thought of the oldest joke...statement in the world... "Thats what she said."


I LOL'd forever. Well done.


I actually don't get it. Why would "she" say that any of that? It's supposed to be something like "My boss is on top of me 24/7" to which you reply "That's what she said". From the point of view of "She", that makes absolutely no sense. Not to rain on your parade or anything. I guess I just really don't get it.
#10 Sep 19 2010 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Kaelia88 wrote:
Warlord Zalim wrote:
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you can /sit on most ledges and benches around... the "!" will appear when you can sit on something...


I am sorry... I read that and thought of the oldest joke...statement in the world... "Thats what she said."


I LOL'd forever. Well done.


I actually don't get it. Why would "she" say that any of that? It's supposed to be something like "My boss is on top of me 24/7" to which you reply "That's what she said". From the point of view of "She", that makes sense.

Not to rain on your parade or anything. I guess I just really don't get it.

Edited, Sep 19th 2010 1:43pm by runtheplacered
#11 Sep 19 2010 at 11:43 AM Rating: Good
"the "!" will appear when you can sit on something..." You don't get that? ; |
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#12 Sep 19 2010 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
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digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
"the "!" will appear when you can sit on something..." You don't get that? ; |


Speaking as a master of the art of "that's what she said", in the context of a "that's what she said" joke, there's really not much to get with that statement - it's too obtuse to be an effective joke to most people who don't think "that's what she said" is automatically funny (it isn't).

"That's what she said" relies on immediate forced recontextualization for the joke to work, but "the "!" will appear when you can sit on something..." has two major barriers to this which can ruin the joke.

"Sit" is, by itself, fairly innocuous; "something" is innocuous, generic, and indirect. Put together as "sit on something", and it's too bland to be generally funny. There are some interpretations that are funny, but the joke only works if your mind can zero in on them quickly, and the potential search space is so large and overwhelmingly populated by unfunny interpretations that many people's minds will not be able to do this. Mine can't, even though my mind practically IS the proverbial gutter...

The part about the exclamation point only makes sense in the context of the game's interface - if your mind drops that context while re-interpreting the statement, you've already lost the joke.



Jokes of this class rely on fast reinterpretation for their humor. If you don't instantly find it funny, you probably never will, even if you are able to see intellectually how one could find it funny.

Also, the key to humor is timing. Apologizing for a joke before you make it, as the person who posted the joke in the first place did, pretty much kills the joke right there for a lot of people.
#13 Sep 19 2010 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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BastokFL wrote:
digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
"the "!" will appear when you can sit on something..." You don't get that? ; |


Speaking as a master of the art of "that's what she said", in the context of a "that's what she said" joke, there's really not much to get with that statement - it's too obtuse to be an effective joke to most people who don't think "that's what she said" is automatically funny (it isn't).

"That's what she said" relies on immediate forced recontextualization for the joke to work, but "the "!" will appear when you can sit on something..." has two major barriers to this which can ruin the joke.

"Sit" is, by itself, fairly innocuous; "something" is innocuous, generic, and indirect. Put together as "sit on something", and it's too bland to be generally funny. There are some interpretations that are funny, but the joke only works if your mind can zero in on them quickly, and the potential search space is so large and overwhelmingly populated by unfunny interpretations that many people's minds will not be able to do this. Mine can't, even though my mind practically IS the proverbial gutter...

The part about the exclamation point only makes sense in the context of the game's interface - if your mind drops that context while re-interpreting the statement, you've already lost the joke.



Jokes of this class rely on fast reinterpretation for their humor. If you don't instantly find it funny, you probably never will, even if you are able to see intellectually how one could find it funny.

Also, the key to humor is timing. Apologizing for a joke before you make it, as the person who posted the joke in the first place did, pretty much kills the joke right there for a lot of people.
I thought is was really funny no just because of the forced/subtle hidden interpretation, but also because the poster happen to be giving unasked/unwanted information partially repeating what the OP said, ergo giving to "that's what she said" a double meaning.

But perhaps I'm getting it wrong, besides... way to kill a joke by dissecting it like that.

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#14 Sep 19 2010 at 9:09 PM Rating: Good
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kenage wrote:
But perhaps I'm getting it wrong, besides... way to kill a joke by dissecting it like that.


To be fair, there is humor to be found in over-analyzing jokes.

I was just too lazy to try :P
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