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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby BottledViolence » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:37 pm

Glorious_Leader wrote:
keithcurtis wrote:
clintmemo wrote:
BottledViolence wrote:And that's why Walking Dead is garbage. :soapbox: :lol:

Well, one reason. :lol:


I stopped watching the walking dead after the cliff hanger where they killed Glenn but didn't tell anyone.
When I found out it was Glenn that died, I was out.
Apparently, I was not the only one.

I watched for about the first five episodes of the season after that, but found I really had lost my caring for the characters and story.

If I had to advise someone on how to watch Walking Dead I'd advise them to watch all of Season 1, the first two and last two episodes of Season 2, then watch everything up to the escape from Terminus, at which point the show should stop.

At that point it has established the cyclical nature of the setting. They will always seek shelter, find shelter, enjoy the shelter until it is compromised, then move onto new shelter. There's nothing else for the show to say beyond that.

You forgot getting captured. They have to get captured too.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby BottledViolence » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:38 pm

Lord Foul wrote:Perhaps stop watching once you realise the walking dead are not the zombies? :eh:


That's not a very nice name for the viewers. :cry:

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby tombombodil » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:52 pm

BottledViolence wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:Perhaps stop watching once you realise the walking dead are not the zombies? :eh:


That's not a very nice name for the viewers. :cry:

Oof

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby clintmemo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm

BottledViolence wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:Perhaps stop watching once you realise the walking dead are not the zombies? :eh:


That's not a very nice name for the viewers. :cry:

:lol:


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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby snelson66 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:55 pm

I have so many pet peeves... a portion of my issues here:

- My family leaving the kitchen cabinet doors open
- Drivers that don't use their turn signals
- Drivers (who probably have electronically-lit dashboards) failing to turn on their lights at dusk or during storms
- Co-workers who use the area near my desk for their personal conversations
- Anything that can be easily put away, but isn't (and now I have to take time out of my day to put your breakfast/project away)
- The sun visor left down after my wife drives the car (as we share one vehicle, this happens often and I'm taller than she is so the sun visor blocks my vision... and this happens even after she's been driving at night!)
- All of my "friends" are a pet peeve as they never initiate a conversation; they'll only talk to me if I start the conversation. Two have even claimed they were worried about me because they hadn't heard from me (pick up the damn phone then!)

Now I have to go take my high blood pressure pills...
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby anthroslug » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:56 pm

For some reason, my contractors all fail to understand that “comprise” is a standard verb, and should be used as a standard verb and not as some weird-ass reverse verb or whatever the hell they are doing in their reports.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby tombombodil » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:54 pm

It really bugs me....
When co-workers append ellipses of varying length...
To almost every single message they send..
Or even needlessly inject ellipses... into the middle of sentences... and PMs....

It's very rude... and reads as very passive-aggressive even if it's not intended to be so..

It's a "boy who cried wolf" situation; it's important to set a very neutral baseline to online interactions so that when you DO add emphases via a trailing ellipses, or emojis or whatever, it actually means something.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby clintmemo » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:50 am

tombombodil wrote:It really bugs me....
When co-workers append ellipses of varying length...
To almost every single message they send..
Or even needlessly inject ellipses... into the middle of sentences... and PMs....

It's very rude... and reads as very passive-aggressive even if it's not intended to be so..

It's a "boy who cried wolf" situation; it's important to set a very neutral baseline to online interactions so that when you DO add emphases via a trailing ellipses, or emojis or whatever, it actually means something.


Sounds like...some of your...co-workers...sound like...William Shatner.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Chad » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:06 pm

tombombodil wrote:It really bugs me....
When co-workers append ellipses of varying length...
To almost every single message they send..
Or even needlessly inject ellipses... into the middle of sentences... and PMs....

It's very rude... and reads as very passive-aggressive even if it's not intended to be so..

It's a "boy who cried wolf" situation; it's important to set a very neutral baseline to online interactions so that when you DO add emphases via a trailing ellipses, or emojis or whatever, it actually means something.



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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby John » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:10 pm

Chad wrote:
tombombodil wrote:annoying work things


Thoughts?


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