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Today at Costume meet up... - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
June 7th, 2011
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Today at Costume meet up...
We were subjected to an internet style argument LIVE.


Yes, indeed, J. decided that some part of H.'s funny anecdote was wrong and wasn't taking anything less that complete conversion to his understanding of the world and how it works. Voices were raised and thumping of something (his fist?) occurred.


He actually said 'My uncle is a lawyer!" and that's when I said 'I have had enough!' and left*.

Very soon after J. and T. found themselves all alone.


I never, EVER thought I would hear an internet flame war in person, much less be in the same room as one. If he does that in person, I shudder think what he does on the internet.


On the other hand, one can't storm out of an internet flamewar without just making things worse. Storming out of a room and leaving the person with no one to bluster at? Priceless.



*I recall saying 'And I have had enough of YOU." but I am not sure I was coherent enough to be intelligible and I suspect my aversion to eye contact diffused the statement enough J. can tell himself I wasn't actually talking to him.

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From:rowangolightly
Date:June 8th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
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Must be a day for it; I had one on Facebook. Adults being children, I swear.
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From:solan_t
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
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I am rather inured to such things on the internet. But in person? That was new.
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From:drpaisley
Date:June 8th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
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So, do i need to fit someone for cement overshoes for you? Easily done.
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From:solan_t
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
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If they would just stop coming to Costume Meet up....
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From:auroraceleste
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
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A come-to-Jesus intervention from another male might not be a bad idea . . .
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From:auroraceleste
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
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Is J. T.'s "helpful friend"?
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From:solan_t
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
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J. is in the wheelchair (was crutches) and T. is the one that tried to crash the NakaKon dead dog. T. was quiet throughout.

Edited at 2011-06-08 03:11 am (UTC)
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From:roseconnelly
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
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These people. I've been told I don't want to experience them, but perhaps I just need a spy camera at costume group.
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From:solan_t
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
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Heh. Or a play-by-play from the rest of us. :p
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From:verminiusrex
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
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Wow, I didn't realize that was a live flame war, and I was in it.

Now that it's over, I'm just glad not to have been labeled "The other idiot in the argument".



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From:auroraceleste
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
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Even though I wasn't there I'm tempted to label you "the saint who didn't deck the idiot".
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From:solan_t
Date:June 8th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
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He was being a jackass and you were just defending yourself.
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From:affreca
Date:June 8th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Me and my headache weren't up for the two of them. I'm glad I missed that.
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From:geekmom
Date:June 9th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
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I suspect that he's no worse on the Internet, because he just has an impaired ability to navigate social situations, and part of that is learning appropriate voice for different situations. Flat out tell him that he's not welcome anymore. That's the only thing you can do.
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