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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1155 on: October 27, 2017, 10:23:28 PM »
That is brilliant  :) And scary.
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1156 on: October 28, 2017, 04:06:27 AM »
I can't see it :( just a placeholder
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1157 on: October 28, 2017, 04:22:50 AM »
I can't see it :( just a placeholder

The heck... Found another similar image.



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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1158 on: November 01, 2017, 07:35:14 AM »
"Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise."

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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1159 on: November 17, 2017, 04:21:10 PM »
Because I will forever have the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy.

https://deadspin.com/u-s-navy-is-very-sorry-that-their-pilot-drew-a-dong-in-1820533129

Heh. Heh heh heh.
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1160 on: November 18, 2017, 04:07:27 AM »
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1161 on: November 20, 2017, 02:18:50 PM »
For those who don't pay attention to Doctor Who, I just wanted to drop this exchange from the latest trailer, between the Doctor and a British WW1 military officer.

Officer: "Am I going mad?"

The Doctor: "Well, you're an officer from World War One at the South Pole, being pursued through frozen time. Madness was never this good."

Officer: "World War One?"

The Doctor: "Judging by the uniform, yes."

Officer: "Yes, but... what do you mean... One?"

The Doctor: "... oh, sorry. Spoilers."
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1162 on: November 21, 2017, 11:50:52 AM »
Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell, Reimagined for Linguistic Transgressions
by John Rauschenberg

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/dantes-nine-circles-of-hell-reimagined-for-linguistic-transgressions

First Circle (Limbo):
Autocorrect


Here wander the otherwise virtuous souls who were forced into grievous errors by autocorrect programs. They sit in silent masturbation, only rising once every hour to chant eerie koans such as “ducking auto cat rectal.”

Second Circle:
The Serial Comma


One half of this circle is populated by souls who are cursed to make arguments that nobody cares about except their own mothers, howling gorgons and the infernal mistresses of hell. The other half are cursed to make arguments that nobody cares about except their own mothers, howling gorgons, and the infernal mistresses of hell. The difference between these two situations seems to matter a lot to both halves. Neither side will listen to you when you suggest that they could avoid this level entirely.

Third Circle:
Unnecessary Use of Quote Marks


They may think they’re getting off the "hook,” but in this level quote marks are used as cavalierly as these souls used them in life. Does “groin-dissolving” in quotes indicate that your treatment is not really groin-dissolving, or are the quotes merely being used in the place of italics, you’ll wonder? More importantly, is the “seafood” buffet on “Sundays” “fresh" and “free”?

Fourth Circle:
Hated Abbreviations


ICYMI, this level is for people who use OPAs (off-putting abbreviations) to show off their supposed hipness and/or needlessly confuse others. New abbreviations are constantly being invented and CASJ dropped into conversation. The souls are expected to KTOS (know them or suffer). Good luck with your KLRDT (Keats-like rapidly degenerative tuberculosis) as you’re also subjected to MMMTDs (massively multi-personal medieval torture devices). Are you doing OK? No. You’re doing AWACBE (as well as can be expected), given the MNNTKUWNVECD (mind numbing need to keep up with non-vocabulary-extending cultural dross). In short (but is it really?), it’s annoying AF.

Fifth Circle:
Meaningless Truisms


This level is what it is. You be you.*

*Naturally, forced to embrace reality and themselves exactly as they are, souls on this level experience extremely high levels of depression, even for hell.

Sixth Circle:
Misused Apostrophes


Most souls on this level are cursed to endlessly hunt for things that they mistakenly stated belonged to someone or something. Where is Kid’s party? What about Nacho’s $5.75? This entire level has lost it’s way.

Seventh Circle:
Using Emojis To Sum Up Feelings or Events That Are Way Too Complicated for Emojis To Sum Up


So you thought you were being “economical” and “Hemingwayesque” by leaving others wondering what the shit you meant by your cryptic emojis? You’re now cursed to be eternally robbed of resolution. The results of your recent chlamydia screening? 😶 And what was that “seafood” you had in the third circle? 🦄

Eighth Circle:
Needless Correctors


The souls in this circle often toured the other circles, mocking the poor souls who suffered there for their poor command of the English language. Little did they know that one of the worst circles was reserved for them and their grating tendency to overcorrect English usage at every opportunity. These are the people who can’t watch an episode of Star Trek without pointing out that “to boldly go” splits the infinitive, who cause you to cringe the instant after you say “I don’t know which restaurant we’re going to.” They are forced to compose tweets for President Trump. The punishment for writing any tweet that is even close to grammatically correct is needless physical corrections to the offender’s body. Very physical and very needless.

Ninth Circle:
Literally, the Ninth Circle


It is literally the worst circle ever.

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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1165 on: December 04, 2017, 09:54:06 AM »
An Icelandic cartoonist weighs in on the season:

Spoiler for Hiden:
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1166 on: December 09, 2017, 01:23:36 PM »
I came across this funny little 5-minute short film about teenage girl vampires.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gp6ICfVPO4
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1167 on: December 13, 2017, 06:38:49 PM »
Okay, this is far from silly but it IS relevant to fantasy, and I can't think of any other place to put it.

Someone made videos, made up of clips from Doctor Who and set to music, summing up the Cybermen, the Daleks, and the Master respectively; showing just how chilling, and in some ways tragic these iconic villains are. I really love fan-made stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMlUnTF7ekM&t=9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6PVwTjB2k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPv6LYuRCqw
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Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff (about books) from the internet
« Reply #1168 on: December 15, 2017, 11:58:27 PM »
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