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Welcome to the Playpen, our space for ferrety banter and whimsical snippets of things that aren't quite long enough for articles (although they might be) but that caught your eye anyway.

at 22:03 on 24-08-2009, Arthur B
what the

Apparently I'm a Survivor-Mastermind, which means I like making clever plans to get out of tight spots or something. Oh, and it's all to do with my reptile brain; apparently Silent Hill 2 really talks to the reptoid inside me.
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at 00:07 on 23-08-2009, Arthur B
I think it's called "being stoned out of your head".
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at 23:29 on 22-08-2009, Rude Cyrus
Gee, the ratings are disabled. Thankfully, the comments show that most people aren't believing this shit.

Also, does he have some neurological disorder that prevents him from showing emotion?

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at 23:08 on 22-08-2009, Arthur B
Did you know that nukes don't exist?

Best line from the video, when watching footage of an H-bomb test: "it looks like they're zooming in on a Sun..."
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at 18:20 on 22-08-2009, Viorica
There are times when I feel like writing is a worthwhile pursuit, that it can be used to make a difference with it, and that all the hard work put into it is worth it.

And then I see something like this, and I just want to kill people.
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at 17:51 on 22-08-2009, Rami
Kyra, that's brilliant. You should definitely post that more widely :-)
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at 15:45 on 22-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
[Distracts from own fail by changing the subject:]

Having in mind articles such as Fear and loathing in Legotown, Games. UR doin it wrong, In defence of Doug Bailey, and surely something by Arthur although I can't at the moment think of an example, I'm vaguely wondering whether we should have a theme, vaguely opposite to 'minority warrior', for articles in which the author denounces things that are supposedly Progressive and Envelope-Pushing and reasserts traditional values such as Not Being Rubbish and Leaving It To The Professionals.

Or perhaps a pair of themes, one for 'why the overwhelming consensus about X is completely wrong' and one for 'why the overwhelming consensus about X is completely right'.
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at 15:40 on 22-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
D'oh!. You already said it's a villanelle.
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at 15:06 on 22-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
Ace. What's that verse-form called, by the way?
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at 22:20 on 21-08-2009, Rude Cyrus
*applause*
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at 19:06 on 21-08-2009, Wardog
Okay, so I really wanted to post this to The Escapist, following Shamus's Path-inspired villanelle, but I didn't have the bollocks:

It takes its time, cos you can’t run
This is not game, nor is it art
The Path for certain is no fun.

Its metaphors are over-done
It has no insight to impart
It takes its time, cos you can’t run.

You have no choice, you have no gun
So bloody dull, don’t even start
The Path for certain is no fun.

It uses cheap shots by the tonne
To help you kid yourself you’re smart
It takes its time, cos you can’t run.

I urge you all this thing to shun
Don’t look for meaning at its heart.
It takes its time, cos you can’t run
The Path for certain is no fun.
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at 18:31 on 21-08-2009, Wardog
Shamus Young is still going on and on about The Path. I think the problem is less that he likes rape that he likes stupid stupid stupid games =P
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at 19:51 on 20-08-2009, Arthur B
This is fantastic. The other competition entries are worth a look too.
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at 16:14 on 19-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
Ooh, new random strap-lines on the home page! Thanks, unknown benefactor(s).
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at 15:31 on 19-08-2009, Arthur B
You must be very susceptible to this sort of thing, normally practitioners need to repeatedly "point at schlong" in order to get this sort of thing to work. I mean, how else are you supposed to associate what they're saying with sex unless they carefully draw your attention to their penis at the right moments?
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at 14:45 on 19-08-2009, Wardog
I don't know what you're talking about, Arthur. I read some very interesting emails about my favourite chair and unexpected surprises.... y'know, I wish I could get some anal sex from somewhere, I feel just in the mood for some anal sex.
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at 10:58 on 19-08-2009, Arthur B
Idiot healthcare protester gets completely taken to pieces.
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at 21:35 on 18-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
[Is speechless with speechlessness.]

[Recovers.]

Presumably the user of such instructions doesn't intend to have a long enough relationship with the 'target' for her to discover that he hasn't got a friend called Rod?
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at 12:00 on 18-08-2009, Arthur B
So, I knew the whole "seduction community" thing was weird, but I didn't know it involved magic stories you can tell girls which make them crave anal sex.

If you're not aware of these people, "the seduction community" is basically kind of like Scientology for men who are really desperate to get laid. There's a current thread on POE News where they're collating all of the crazy.
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at 21:45 on 15-08-2009, Rude Cyrus
I love Edward Current. What's sad is that he has to state that the stuff he does is satire.
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at 21:18 on 15-08-2009, Jamie Johnston
At the risk of (1) resurrecting an old topic and (2) excessively linking to the same thing, today's Litopia After Dark (and it really is today's this time) has some discussion of video-trailers for books.
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at 08:48 on 14-08-2009, Jen Spencer
If you are sick to death of supposed "cute" animals just waltzing into your life and demanding your affection, then this is the blog for you.

http://www.fupenguin.com/

Warning, thar be swears.
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