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I wear a [Chat] now. [Chat]s are cool.

RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
edited December 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
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Ha! You thought I'd have a picture of Matt Smith in a Fez, didn't you?

What you have experienced is a subversion of your expectations, in where I set you up to expect a certain scenario to occur, but then make something different happen. Subversion can be used in a variety of ways, such as humour. The simplest humourous subversion is to take a joke or piece of wordplay that is well known and has lost its appeal. For example, "Make like a tree...and kill yourself". By not only avoiding the obvious pun of "make like a tree and leave", but by replacing it with a far more vulgar suggestion, you hopefully can't help but laugh at the absurdity of it.

I could give another example, so I will. Also I just did, by making it look like I was going to stop but continuing anyway.

Subversion can also be used to challenge the audience's perception about something. A great example of this is seen in The Dark Knight, when the two ferries are rigged to explode. The intimidating black prisoner walks up and demands the detonator to the ferry filled with innocent people...and throws it out the window. Not only does it remind us that common respect for human life is not exclusive to a single class, creed or colour, but highlights how media portrayals of people like that guy often portrays them in a negative light, and yet it's not necessarily justified.

So in conclusion, Subversion can be a flexible tool for challenging our expectations and pouring fresh life into what has become mundane. Thanks for reading.
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Ha! A double subversion!

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    jesus, that was fast. Did you have this ready to go or something?

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    jesus, that was fast. Did you have this ready to go or something?

    Yeah kinda creeped out, its like you said just the tip and suddenly your filled with mangoo.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I believe in being prepared.

    Incidentally, if Will could take one step to the right, that would benefit my complex scheme immensely, thanks.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2010
    that comic is so old, cass

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her tell her everything's all right. And there aren't any more guns in the valley. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    that comic is so old, cass

    Well your mom is so old but I still fiddled her diddle.

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I believe in being prepared.

    Incidentally, if Will could take one step to the right, that would benefit my complex scheme immensely, thanks.

    I'm just glad I don't get chats. I'd be like, fuck I don't know [chat].

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Shoot me a PM, Thom.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    god damn it RMS
    I don't know whether to slap you or kiss you

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    Preacher on
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    I believe in being prepared.

    Incidentally, if Will could take one step to the right, that would benefit my complex scheme immensely, thanks.

    I'm just glad I don't get chats. I'd be like, fuck I don't know [chat].

    That would be better then 95% of the chats we've had ever.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her tell her everything's all right. And there aren't any more guns in the valley. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I believe in being prepared.

    Incidentally, if Will could take one step to the right, that would benefit my complex scheme immensely, thanks.

    Hi-five [Chat] reserve buddy.

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  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    that comic is so old, cass

    But still funny! And true! That makes it timeless.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2010
    did you treat her right, cass? did you take her dancing and then to a nice restaurant?

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    god damn it RMS
    I don't know whether to slap you or kiss you

    You could klap at me. :P

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  • MimMim Status: Why You Always Lyin'? Stop fuckin' lyin'. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    YEAH, FIRST PAGE.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    "Those slender necks..."

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    what

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    "Those slender necks..."

    Are you referencing something here hap?

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    what

    He said "TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER"

    Seemed pretty clear to me.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I don't normally post in D&D Chat thread.

    But I am always drawn into threads by Matt Smith in a Fez

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    Have you read the Queen and Country comics? I love the names their computer spits out for each operation.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her tell her everything's all right. And there aren't any more guns in the valley. Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Shoot me a PM, Thom.

    It's not an infractable offense. Just so dumb that I need to drop some bans or a good whack with a baseball bat.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    shalmelo wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    that comic is so old, cass

    But still funny! And true! That makes it timeless.

    Lol comics are great comics.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    what

    the greek cassandra

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    "Those slender necks..."

    Are you referencing something here hap?

    In fact, yes. Yes, I am.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    "Those slender necks..."

    Are you referencing something here hap?

    20060118h.jpg

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    pretty much every screenshot on that site is fake

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    Sarksus wrote: »
    I'm gonna get a PhD in incest.
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    Have you read the Queen and Country comics? I love the names their computer spits out for each operation.

    Yes! I love Queen and Country.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Lanz wrote: »
    I don't normally post in D&D Chat thread.

    But I am always drawn into threads by Matt Smith in a Fez

    I hear he's getting a hat and maybe a scarf for the next series. :^:

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    pretty much every screenshot on that site is fake

    What but they had a great image of sarah palin going anal with barney frank.

    Preacher on
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Jacob, I need your mod powers for a bit. Or barring that some IP addresses looked up.

    Shit uhh look thom umm you said you wanted those images and they were legal in the countries they were filmed in.

    "Those slender necks..."

    Are you referencing something here hap?

    20060118h.jpg

    That looks funny, I've seen that comic around is it a new webcomic or something?

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Haphazard wrote: »
    "RMS, make the new chat.

    Eddy, you are backup."

    jacob, that's like from an action movie.

    TOM CLANCY'S GHOST MOD 2: CASSANDRA WEATHER

    Have you read the Queen and Country comics? I love the names their computer spits out for each operation.

    Yes! I love Queen and Country.

    Well, it is quite good. Then again, I haven't read anything Q&C for a long time now. Hmm. Inquiring minds must know! To the googlotron!

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  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    pretty much every screenshot on that site is fake

    What but they had a great image of sarah palin going anal with barney frank.

    He said "pretty much", preach. Of course there are exceptions.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    pretty much every screenshot on that site is fake

    What but they had a great image of sarah palin going anal with barney frank.

    well obviously that one is real

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    Sarksus wrote: »
    I'm gonna get a PhD in incest.
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