The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

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Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Post by The Jackal » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:55 pm

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- Peaky Blinders haircut
I don't know what this involves, but given that this show implies that there were a lot of shampoo-advert-quality male specimens in Birmingham, I take it it's probably historically inaccurate too.
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Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Post by Stormbringer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:59 pm

Drarok wrote:
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And where, pray tell, did you holiday?
If you'd been following the H.P. Lovecraft Reading Club thread (LIKE EVERYBODY SHOULD :x ) you'd know he went to Morocco.


Oh yeah, there's another thing: the lack of enthusiasm for said thread ¬_¬
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Post by Snowy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:23 pm

Marrakech, Morocco. Adult only hotel that I hoped would exclude the idiot fringe.
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Post by Snowy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:29 pm

Stormbringer wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Drarok wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 pm
And where, pray tell, did you holiday?
If you'd been following the H.P. Lovecraft Reading Club thread (LIKE EVERYBODY SHOULD :x ) you'd know he went to Morocco.


Oh yeah, there's another thing: the lack of enthusiasm for said thread ¬_¬
And Doug, I am going to read that story immediately!
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Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Post by Stormbringer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 pm

Glad you're still alive, Snowy.

Also, I know what you mean about those "identikit-Brits" with the tattoos and Peaky Blinder haircuts. It's a phenomenon I first noticed a few years ago when I started taking my kids out to the soft play. It's like they've all come off a replicant production line. What puzzles me is:

a) who is it who makes up the original rules about how they're all supposed to look?

b) how do they all manage to coordinate with each other to ensure they're all so perfectly identically groomed, tattooed and dressed?
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Post by Rossell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:14 am

It's funny really, I've reached that age where only the other day I commented to my mother that all teenagers are starting to look the same. It's all massive fluffed up hair at the top and number zero on the sides like wtf are you doing?

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Post by Stormbringer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:43 am

Here's something that's annoyed me for the past six years:

When you start following a game designer, author or artist on Twitter, expecting them to tweet about their work -- you know, the stuff that actually makes that person interesting -- and 90% of their output is UK politics. Now, I accept that game designers, authors and artists are allowed to have political opinions, but it's still annoying.
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Post by Strudel » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 am

How dare they use personal communication channels to talk about non-work things!

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Post by Stormbringer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:00 am

Stormbringer wrote:
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I accept that game designers, authors and artists are allowed to have political opinions, but it's still annoying.
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Post by Strudel » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:11 am

My point is it's not an official work account; it's a personal account. Why would you expect someone to only talk about their work all the time?

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Post by Stormbringer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 am

I totally understand your point. I just want the creative people whose work I enjoy to be more interesting.

I'm pretty sure that qualifies as an "old man yells at cloud" argument. ¬_¬
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Post by Wrathbone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 am

It's yet another problematic side of social media - we now expect people who produce interesting work to be interesting 100% of the time, when in reality most people have moments of brilliance amidst a vast sea of mundanity. The ones who post the same groaning shite about politics and other stuff are the ones who you can tell are real people, as opposed to celebs who present a perfectly curated illusion of themselves.

Social media is a blight. As a species we're not built to handle constant competition for attention on a global scale.

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Post by Rossell » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:04 am

My biggest problem with social media etc is that everyone knows when you're online or have read a message.

Sometimes you just need a bit of peace but it's always "I CAN SEE YOU READ THIS FOUR HOURS AGO."

There is no such thing as being switched off in the digital age.

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Post by Alan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:28 am

I think you need to learn to tell people to fuck off. O:)
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Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Post by Stormbringer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 am
It's yet another problematic side of social media - we now expect people who produce interesting work to be interesting 100% of the time, when in reality most people have moments of brilliance amidst a vast sea of mundanity.

I think this is a good point. There was one author I followed, back in 2013, whose work I had really enjoyed back in the 90s. His Twitter contributions were 90% ranting about contemporary politics and religion (which was super off-putting) and 10% talking about all the great work he'd done back in 1991, which came across as a desperate attempt to stay relevant.

However, it was a very important lesson to me not to think an actual person is great, just because they once produced some great art.
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