Up Front by Emma Hart

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Up Front: It's Not Sex, and It's Not Education

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  • recordari, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Don't take this personally, recordari... but I hate you.

    Strangely I feel like that guy who swings the big hammer at the side show at the fair and makes the bell ring.

    You're welcome.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    There's a difference between knocking a bowling ball out of the park and knocking it into the crowd

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 1958 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    *peeks in*

    I feel like that guy who swings the big hammer at the side show

    *slopes out again*

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Emma Hart,

    *slopes out again*

    So I should have left my ETA that said 'This is not a metaphor'.

    I'm out. My little voice is screaming 'Danger, Will Robinson, danger'. Actually, might change my pseudonym to Will Robinson.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    There’s a difference between knocking a bowling ball out of the park and knocking it into the crowd

    Personally, I would pay to see a cricketer knock a bowling ball into the crowd.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2087 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    You probably play a frost mage in BGs too so I hate you doubly.

    I had a fire/arcane mage, but my BG favorite was a feral druid. She became my main. Resto was good too, fantastic support player that you just can't kill.

    I preferred bear form for teabagging. Imagine that on your face.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Max Rose,

    All Willy, no Wonka.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2011 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to BenWilson,

    I have no idea what you just said. I guess you had to be there.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Heh, at least I was using long form jargon. Battleground chat sometimes looks like this:
    me: inc fm 3 dr pal mg
    team member: np omw eta 20
    me: dw pwned & tbged inc lm im gud

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I have no idea what you just said. I guess you had to be there.

    Emma will explain teabagging, and yes it totally fits with this thread - just be warned don't search for u-tube videos.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    being accountable as a pseudonym is not the same thing as being accountable IRL.

    Real life has built-in filters that the internet doesn’t. A conversation you have in the real world with 3-dimensional people is tailored to fit that group. You wouldn’t say the same things to work colleagues as you would to close friends or to family. And after you say something in real life the words only exist, if they exist at all, in the memory of the people who heard them.

    While at times it might feel here on PAS that it’s just a roomful of friends chatting, anybody could be reading, either now or at any time in the future. Your Mum, your ex, your kids, your potential employer. Those of you who blog and comment here under your real names have my total admiration, but for a variety of reasons that’s not for all of us.

    I wouldn’t have shared a fraction of the things I have here if I’d had to use my real name. That doesn’t mean I’m not sincere and that I don’t stand behind everything I’ve said. This pseudonym isn’t to disguise me from you all, only from the world at large.

    I was about to say I look forward to meeting a lot more of you in the flesh but on second thoughts I will avoid that phrase. Offline is what I mean!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Emma will explain teabagging

    She bloody will not.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Lilith __,

    Yes, Lilith, you’re one of the people I do look forward to meeting. In my experience, PAS folks are, by and large, of great character, and enormously interesting to talk to. My problem is I want to take each and every person away for indepth interrogation, one on one, as the time spent at Great Blends and such is never enough.
    And the teabagging thing? How innocuous an activity for such an intriguing term. Very disappointing!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Max Rose, in reply to Lilith __,

    I was about to say I look forward to meeting a lot more of you in the flesh but on second thoughts I will avoid that phrase.

    Yes, it pays to be careful about that.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2011 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Yes, Lilith, you’re one of the people I do look forward to meeting.

    You too, Jackie! I do occasionally make it to Auckland to see family, and maybe we could meet up then.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    How innocuous an activity for such an intriguing term

    Yes, hairy salty tea should be more widely appreciated.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    You too, Jackie! I do occasionally make it to Auckland to see family, and maybe we could meet up then.

    Apparently I'm socially acceptable, so would love to join you. Ask Jackie's mum.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to BenWilson,

    hairy salty tea should be more widely appreciated.

    There is a device they have in Germany that is known as a "tea condom" (it's a fabric bag with a metal handle attached - you put loose tea in the bag and dangle it in your teacup).

    I googled to find a picture of this but it turns out this is not a good idea.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    I googled to find a picture of this but it turns out this is not a good idea.

    On second thoughts, I'm not sure we'd have a lot to talk about, TBH.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    Apparently I’m socially acceptable, so would love to join you. Ask Jackie’s mum.

    Well, anyone with a reference from Jackie's Mum must be all right! ;-) Yes, that would be lovely. Let youse both know. Might be next year though, at this rate....

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    Let youse both know. Might be next year though, at this rate….

    Cool. My last post (I nearly said tweet) was for the Lolz.

    #thispostreferstomypreviouspost

    You probably had to be there.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    On second thoughts, I’m not sure we’d have a lot to talk about, TBH.

    I was about to say I’m quite safe to have coffee with, but I think I better shut up right now. Arrgh.

    ETA:

    You probably had to be there.

    I'm OK with not understanding everything, sometimes it's better that way! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Lilith __,

    Are you on Twitter? Seems this conversation would benefit from live streaming.

    Coffee. Mmm, good.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Lilith __,

    There is a device they have in Germany that is known as a “tea condom” (it’s a fabric bag with a metal handle attached – you put loose tea in the bag and dangle it in your teacup).

    So an infuser made with fabric rather than just a little cage? I'm trying to think what's like a condom about it. Perhaps German condoms are full of perforations? Or maybe just by the time they're finished with them :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to recordari,

    Are you on Twitter? Seems this conversation would benefit from live streaming.

    As so often with PAS conversations, my eyes are streaming! I'm not on Twitter; with all you funny folk and your lolz, how would I ever get anything done?? It's hard enough as it is.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

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