Question about Snuff

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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:44 am

Dotsie wrote:Once again - who does that? :?


Several of Disney's live-action shows for not-yet-teenagers, MTV, every second american 'comedy', movie or show, german 'comedy' shows by now. Though, it's not much of a wonder, seeing germany rarely gets any good comedy shows and tries to copy the american ones...
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby pip » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:44 am

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Dotsie wrote:Nope, it's just that poo is funny.


Tshh!

But honestly, in the right context and with some actual thought behind it, perhaps. But the sheer -show the audience poo and expect them to laugh just because it is what it is-? Not really.

No example of this in Terry's work Meeps.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby DaveC » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:46 am

LilMaibe wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Nope, it's just that poo is funny.


Tshh!

But honestly, in the right context and with some actual thought behind it, perhaps. But the sheer -show the audience poo and expect them to laugh just because it is what it is-? Not really.


I concur, I've said before at Young Sam's age my younger brother was obsessed with toilets, it's not a huge stretch to make Young Sam's behaviour plausible. :)
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:47 am

pip wrote:
LilMaibe wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Nope, it's just that poo is funny.


Tshh!

But honestly, in the right context and with some actual thought behind it, perhaps. But the sheer -show the audience poo and expect them to laugh just because it is what it is-? Not really.

No example of this in Terry's work Meeps.


Opinions differ, but I already gave examples.

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LilMaibe wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Nope, it's just that poo is funny.


Tshh!

But honestly, in the right context and with some actual thought behind it, perhaps. But the sheer -show the audience poo and expect them to laugh just because it is what it is-? Not really.


I concur, I've said before at Young Sam's age my younger brother was obsessed with toilets, it's not a huge stretch to make Young Sam's behaviour plausible. :)


Here one could argue that the whole timeskip was solely to have Sammy the 'right age' to excuse his actions and therefore have the whole timeskip for the sake of poo.
One could, if one would.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:48 am

A funny poo joke:

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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:51 am



Hey, I never said I am totally against that kind of humour, only when it is used for the above mentioned reasons.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:03 pm

What it boils down to is this: if you read Pratchett, you'll get poo jokes. You'll get an anti-religious point of view and you'll be expected to think.

If you don't like or can't do any of the above, then maybe you should avoid Pratchett.

Bernard Cornwell is always getting letters on his website complaining about his anti-religious stance in his books. His response is: this is what I believe, this is the way I'm going to write my books and if you don't like it, don't read them.

To complain about the way an author writes his books is like telling an abstract artist that he should paint realistic still life because you prefer them to what he's been doing.

Writers are artists. They create, and we either enjoy or not. It is not our place to expect them to change just to suit us.

I'm not saying it's wrong to say that we shouldn't discuss the artist's work and say what works for us or doesn't work for us - I'm saying that, we can't expect a writer or artist to change his art just to please us.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:08 pm

With Pratchett I just were used to a different style, no matter the jokes :/
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:12 pm

Again, using art as a comparison - it isn't static. An artist's style changes over the years and so does a writer's.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby LilMaibe » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:14 pm

Ah well, I guess as long as he doesn't end up writing bad, uninspired pseudo humour.
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby raisindot » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:47 pm

Dotsie wrote:I've just got back from the pub with the lads I work with, and the topics covered included boobs, willies, and poo. I'm aware that this doesn't make me sound particularly sophisticated, but they weren't the only topics discussed, and they are all under 25 :P


What, no twinkles? :lol:
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby Dotsie » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:20 pm

Less than half the table were qualified to discuss twinkles, so no!
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby raisindot » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Dotsie wrote:Less than half the table were qualified to discuss twinkles, so no!


To qualify, must you have hands on experience? :icon-twisted:
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby Del » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:36 pm

As a Mum and as most mums will agree.... small children become obsessed with a subject. They will do nothing but hunt down stink bugs for months on end; or snails, or rocks! Every damn rock they find but every rock is fascinating to them. Then all of a sudden they couldnt give a darn about rocks and they are obsessed with dinosaurs.

Small children DO obsess with their bodily functions because WE stand there and clap and cheer and dance around them for quite a length of time in their short little lives during the time of "potty/toilet training".

I think I have also said it before that I know about some of these things because as my youngest is intellectually challenged there are very specific markers in development about when they do this and how long it lasts, etc. Parents of "regular" kids dont even think about it as thier children move on and reach different developmental markers, and they go ohhh and ahh over those. Its not like every intellectually challenged child stops at "poo". Its just one of 100's of markers that go to gauging where in a child's development they are falling behind, or arresting that that serve to assist in diagnosing just WHAT the problem is; and then how to best treat it.

On a clinical point of view: if you are a Special Needs teacher with 10 kids with different syndromes you also need to know these conditions and markers so that you dont leave little Johnny alone long enough to express his artistic bent with Sally and his poo. :lol: :lol: :lol: who might just be that little girl who has a morbid fear of poo.

Kids obsessions with ONE subject or theme for lengthy times is also at the heart of modern marketing. After a large part of our household budget fed the beast that was "Dora The Explorer" (clothes, duvet covers, posters, cards, toys), one weekend they disappeared and Justin Beiber was proudly plastered onto every blu-tackable surface.

As she is the third child I had gained enough wisdom NOT to actually PAINT the current theme in PAINT on the walls like I did for the first child when she went through the "I love everything associated with the sea and under the sea" which was entrenched in every waking moment for two years...... and suddenly disappeared as the paint was drying on the last little mermaid I painted in the 12 foot mural on her wall !!! :roll:

Dont read too much into the whole poo thing. It MAY have been a plot line.... or TP may have been reminded of something someone had mentioned over dinner about someones little boy who was fascinated with it at the time. Parents do that. The kids move on, the conversation moves on but a brilliant author uses it as a sub-plot line years later.

OH! And Dotsie....... those guys? Perfectly normal. The tests show that while GIRLS move on from fart jokes and laughing at poo, boobs, willies and such like... apparently boys never do.... its considered perfectly normal and is expected. :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Question about Snuff

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:44 pm

Dotsie wrote:Underage sex isn't funny,


Watch Episode 26 of Excel Saga. The only show in history that could pull of a pedophile joke. Their pay off to that running gag was a frickin masterpiece BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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