Who's Wee Dug wrote:Polythene Girl you can block the posts of the anyone, by using the control panel option so their posts are not displayed it's what I have done.
LilMaibe wrote:Raisin, it was an example.
And to be honest, IMHO it doesn't matter who uses toilet humour for cheap laughs. It's still toilet humour used for cheap laughs. And agree with me or not, I'd say it becomes rather grating especially when Sir Terry does it. Especially when it seems to be there for no other reason than to be there.
On a personal note: (just read if you want to)
Paranye wrote:Oh dear. Just in the door and already I've walked into a pile of... disagreement.
LilMaibe, I'm sorry if my post bothered you in some way, but I don't quite understand why you were so insulted by it. You didn't really address the point I was trying to make, though that may well be because I did not express myself with sufficient clarity, in which case I again apologize.
As for all the... non-Pratchett-related discussion, I'm not touching it with a bargepole. Newbies should be on the pianissimo side for a while when it comes to conflicts, no?
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Tonyblack wrote:You have no reason to apologise, Paranye. I just hope you don't think we are all attacking someone. We aren't like that. This is a long standing issue that seems to come to a head now and again.
I just have some serious problems telling apart which comments are directed directy at me and which not, what is sarcasm/fooling around and what not.
Some seriously bad experiences in the past. Once bitten twice shy. When you always were the bottom of the joke you tend to get aggressive about your points and views rather quickly. (especially if they are just as legit as any other opinion, but people try to tell you they are not)
There a bit more to it, but ah well.
(On a note: Love your avatar)
Anilori wrote:Paranye wrote: [post]
I just wanted to say this was a very interesting post, Paranye I do my research on Ancient Greek comedy, where even gods poop, and what you said was quite illuminating about the mechanics of this kind of subversive humour. (In Aristophanes' Frogs, the main character is Dionysus, the god of theatre, in whose honour every play was performed, so you'd think, rightly, he would be especially revered; and yet, he's depicted as a ridiculous buffoon who craps himself when he's frightened. And asks his slave for something to wipe his bottom with. I'm not even going into the other instances of scatological comedy in the other plays, because I'd be here all day)
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