2006-04-16 [Kiddalee]: I think you're taking it too far with that. A lot of good poems are first person narratives by characters who actually wouldn't be able to communicate in reality, like a girl who is about to die after being hit by a drunk driver, or Fear, or an element of nature.
2006-04-16 [iippo]: There is also the possibility of "the aunty next door saw my bruises and saved me from my eeebil parents of doom"... My point being, in modern society abusive parents get their children taken away from them (or could be just Finland, but that's a modern society). "And then I was taken to a better place and given a puppy and a banjo. I am now so happy. The end." The thing is, I can't write in rhyme. Meh, I'll think about if Sarah-story is worth reality-fying, It's just that... it's kind of useful as it is, since it makes people aware that there is child abuse in the world. :/
2006-04-16 [SilverFire]: Yes... evidently my humour isn't obvious enough.. so, for the record, I wasn't exactly being serious. -.<
2006-04-18 [Kiddalee]: Well, some parents don't get caught...
2006-04-18 [iippo]: *sigh* And some people do get killed in motorcycle accidents. It's just that those cases we can all read in every meffer-feffing Elftown house because those cases "bring tears to our eyes, oh Lord how horrible life is, I think I will suicide-over-k
2006-04-18 [SilverFire]: w00t. ^^
2006-04-18 [iippo]: There's just so many ways to reality-fy that... Can't... decide... *grasps in air in a strangling manner*
2006-04-18 [SilverFire]: You could always satirise it, combine them all, have the girl over-dramatica
2006-04-18 [SilverFire]: 'liking' her is due to insecurities caused by the negelect and abuse she recieved at the hands of her parents as a child. Or not. You could just go with "Do you like me?" "No, fuck off." and she did. The end.
2006-04-19 [iippo]: I'm actually doing a "there are so many ways to reality-fy this, that I'll just give you a couple". :D And one is "-do you like me? -No. -Fuck you *girl leaves*" And another one "girl left with tears in her eyes, boohoo, the guy turned around and asked his friends 'err, who the hell was that?'" So some girl just went to some random guy and asked those questions... Smart girl... >_>
2006-04-19 [SilverFire]: :p *snerk*
2006-04-22 [NamelessMerc]: Hm, to quote Silvie - *Haunts*
2006-06-27 [Nebka]: Seeing as how this place seems to want us to be diffrent you'll have to forgive me for going against the flow, if simply for the sake of arguing. First off: The moral of the motercyle story is that the power of love is so great that someone is willing to give there life for another. A very good moral, but I think the people who post this would be just as well off if they read a bible. As for the rape stroy, well people have a tendancy to get freaked out after such a tramitizing event, they also have a tendacy to become rash and irrational ("Very american" as R-man would say). Never the less I can understand you being mad at all the pastes of these, but I still feel you're being too hard.
2006-06-27 [Kiddalee]: There are better ways to prove what it's worth to die for someone you love. What about the 9/11 stories? A lot can be done that has the same good moral as this but none of the bad ones.
2006-06-27 [iippo]: It is actually the conditional that annoys me, the same effect that chain mails have: post this or else... If you love someone, prove it by pasting something utterly ridiculous in your house, which is meant for you to describe yourself. It would take less space to write "I love my girlfriend and would die for her" and then have space to write something else. I admit, first time I read the motorcycle story, I though "aww, that's sweet". The next time I though "ok, I read this already". The next time, and the next, and the next and the next made me want to scream. In my opinion Elftown is not the place for this repetition. Elftown is supposed to be the creative place.
2006-06-27 [iippo]: What's this 9/11 story thing?
2006-06-27 [Kiddalee]: It's not a stupid pasted thing. Just the plethora of true stories about people giving their lives to preserve as many others as possible.
2006-07-04 [Nebka]: It basicly goes like this: Terrorist hijack plane. Terrorist plan to dive plane into pentagon. Passangers think "Well we're screwed anyway, might as well do try to stop these bastards." Passangers beat terroists. plane crashes some where in Philli. People died to save complete strangers. Yay compastion! See, very basic but this at least actually happened.
2006-07-06 [Kiddalee]: And is realistic and doesn't teach false lessons.
2006-07-06 [iippo]: That happened, yes? One plane crashed not where it was meant to because of the crew/passenger