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Old 05-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #176 (permalink)
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Can you come and fix my printer today well really now because it's not working and this report absolutely must be printed today and my thumb drive has a virus so I can't use the Secretary's computer and the Custodian broke my network cable so I can't send it to the duplicator and can you fix that too because this has to be copied, collated, and stapled but the Secretary is out today and I only have a master's degree so don't know how to do that manually and I'll leave my door open you just come in and get it all fixed because I'm leaving for the beach now oh did I say that out loud?

This question is most often posed Friday afternoons just before we close for the weekend.
One of my fave work-related questions was when I was working operations at a place where the mainframe went down for midnight processing. The usual procedure was if anyone was logged in to give them a courtesy call first so they would not be kicked off while in the middle of something important.

"Oops, I wanted to get this paperwork in today but forgot about it, can you delay day-end?"
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Ok, I have to ask, WTF is this thread even about and why is it hundreds of posts? I am out of vodka so I don't feel like reading it to find out.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #178 (permalink)
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"please read this notecard and do what it says, it needs to be done in the next 6 hours"

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You would think people could be a BIT more descriptive in offline IMs? So I can know if it is a 'drop everything and log in to read this NC' moment?
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #179 (permalink)
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maybe I'm just too much of a standoffish hermit but someone asking when I would be around the moment I meet them would really creep me out lol ( no offence, i just mean in general)
n' that's a zombie sayin' that!
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Some answers really got me laughing hard, because it reminds me all of what i am facing every day. And there were really some very creative ideas mixed in so thanks for the fun. Always nice to check the forums on a creative break for a laugh, then things go alot better again :-)

So to add some serious answer to the OP,
I added in my profile to please use our web contact form,
because IMs and notecards get lost often.

1. That is simply true,
2. Saves alot time if who ever wants to contact me knows this discussion might work like email and they need to write some more than "hi".

Totally agreed, it really IS frustrating to not get an actual question that could be answered, beside that only a "hi" or "are you on" does not help business if the other person is online always at different times than I am.
Usually, 90% of "hi" are flirt attempts anyways (even though i am partnered and don't have anything naughty in my profile), or questions for freebies or money instead bringing me any business (from experience).
I do try to answer politely though, like "Hello, how can I help?" if I am on and not afk.

Most people might not know that for a designer, online does not mean watching chat. Usually it is "working on a different program (photoshop etc) for an hour, switching back to SL to test the textures, switching back, working another hour, etc...
So it really usually is not an unpolite reaction if i am not answering RIGHT AWAY.
Quite disturbing though to wake up to 20 "why are you not answering???????????" if i pass out on the keyboard and the SL client does accidently NOT crash lol.
Another issue is the crashing and losing all those messages then.
So, really best to have a website contact form or email in the profile, or any sort of information that gives a contact option, and explains also why that would be better than a simple IM.
Granted i "might" lose business due to SL imperfection, but staying up 24/7 watching chat is no option to me. Only human ;-)
Oh well, back to work.
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"please read this notecard and do what it says, it needs to be done in the next 6 hours"

inventory offer from XYZ ABC


You would think people could be a BIT more descriptive in offline IMs? So I can know if it is a 'drop everything and log in to read this NC' moment?
The only times I get sent notecards are while I'm offline: exactly when I can't read them.

Although nothing beats this offline message, sent to me via email.

"Second Life: No suitable surface to sit on, try another spot."

Thanks for the memo LL.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #182 (permalink)
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at least you dont have to deal with the next thing they always say

OMG I LOVE JAPAN IT IS MY FAVORITE COUNTRY I WANT TO LIVE THERE AND BLAH BLAH BLAH
I'd be too afraid of Gojira to live there.
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Yeah for some reason I've found the 'treat em mean - keep em keen' thing works for me in SL.

Others mileage may vary, but I've found the occassional 'your mother's a whore' works wonders.

'Hi'
'You're mother's a whore'
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maybe they come to 'sort me out' but decide to buy my stuff instead... I dunno... it works so I don't question it.


I also do all my sim operations and customer service in a creepily realistic giant spider avatar -- this has helped a lot with 'friend requests'

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #186 (permalink)
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at least you dont have to deal with the next thing they always say

OMG I LOVE JAPAN IT IS MY FAVORITE COUNTRY I WANT TO LIVE THERE AND BLAH BLAH BLAH
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'Fuck off you weeabo cunt... oh btw I'm half Australian'
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Today kids are brought up thinking Japan is all about BESM sailor girls and weird cartoons.. maybe we should return to the old ways.

I was brought up in an Australian family with a long standing military history.. the version of japan I was brought up on was all about the Burma Railway and my mothers unhealthy love of Richard Chamberlain (I had to watch Shogun nearly 20 times0

Maybe it would bring back a little respect... For the longest time the thought of visiting Japan gave me 'the fear' - no Sailor Moon for me.. more 'Sailor-rip-out-your-ganjin-throat-and-shit-down-it'

This is not helped by when I actually managed to put down my childhood fears and have a stayover in Japan for 48 hours... I was doing a Hunter S. , tripping balls on acid and was led around to Kareoke bars by a bunch of Japanese Rockabillies... I swear it was a cross between Grease and The Wizard of Oz.. (flying monkeys included..what can I say it was GOOD stuff!)
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Fun fact: "A Fistful of Dollars" is based on Akira Kurosawa's film "Yojimbo."
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Fun fact: "A Fistful of Dollars" is based on Akira Kurosawa's film "Yojimbo."
Magnificent 7 is The seven samurai...

But they turned the tables as I believe RAN is 'King Lear'

But don't quote me on that...
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Magnificent 7 is The seven samurai...

But they turned the tables as I believe RAN is 'King Lear'

But don't quote me on that...
Yep, it is indeed.

ETA: Another fun factoid, is the makers of Magnificent 7 sought Kurosawa's blessing for their remake in advance, but the spaghetti western crew did not - so after Fistful came out with cinematography that was almost frame-for-frame to Yojimbo, Kurosawa sued and won. I believe he said at the time "I am not saying it is a bad film, it is a very fine film but it is my film"

On the other hand I believe the Bard of Avon would look favorably on Ran, Kurosawa managed the almost impossible, to INCREASE the impact of a well-acted Lear.

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So....as a self confessed anime 'player hater' (yes - I can't stand it....any of it - in fact monty python zealots can thank the weeabo's I've come in contact with in that I now have the ability to tolerate them....) It absolutely stuns me that the west is overrun with such drivel, and yet there are eastern MASTERPIECES out there like RAN, that go pretty much unnoticed.

The closest we come to seeing them is when a Hollywood director or producer decides to import or make a facimile.... like Hero or Crouching Tiger Hidden Plotline.
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I always wanted to go to Japan, long before I saw anything anime [outside of speed racer]. I grew up reading history books and all sorts of mythological stories. I just always thought it would be fascinating.

But then, I've also wanted to go to lots of other places in the world, though Australia scares me - seen a few too many nature shows.

And for anime, I tend to like the serious stuff, like Kamui no Ken, or Akira; or for slightly less depressing, anything by Miazaki.
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Akira..... for people who saw 2001 and said 'Nice movie...but the ending was WAY too coherent!'
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Well, with me, it started with anime, then expanded to Youkai and WTFery.

Oh, next time a weeaboo starts squealing about how Japan is this perfect place, show them this:

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You mean there are some people that did not understand Akira?

Then again, I watched the first Dune movie back in the 80s (before I had read the book) with my family at home. By the time it ended I was the only one of us who understood the plot.
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Well, with me, it started with anime, then expanded to Youkai and WTFery.

Oh, next time a weeaboo starts squealing about how Japan is this perfect place, show them this:

Quirky Japan
Or just remind them about the recent earthquake. Oh, and the tsunami. Oh, and the nuclear 'oops'es.
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I never have liked Anime. I know...I'm weird.

Anyway, to go back a few pages: When someone asks me where I am from I usually say the Midwestern US. I will often get a "Why are you awake now???" in response. lol
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Anyway, to go back a few pages: When someone asks me where I am from I usually say the Midwestern US. I will often get a "Why are you awake now???" in response. lol
To which I usually reply, "I'm not."
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You mean there are some people that did not understand Akira?

Then again, I watched the first Dune movie back in the 80s (before I had read the book) with my family at home. By the time it ended I was the only one of us who understood the plot.
I had read the books, was going to go with my parents, but they decided to go alone - came home and said, 'You do not want to see the movie'. After researching, they were right, they knew how I felt about movie versions of books [Don't get me started on LoTR movies >.>]. I only like Wizard of Oz because I did see it before I'd read the books.

I understood Akira, but then I understood the Wall too....and sober both times

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To which I usually reply, "I'm not."
What is this 'awake' you speak of?
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I had read the books, was going to go with my parents, but they decided to go alone - came home and said, 'You do not want to see the movie'. After researching, they were right, they knew how I felt about movie versions of books [Don't get me started on LoTR movies >.>]. I only like Wizard of Oz because I did see it before I'd read the books.
Given how many times a Dune project was tried it was not as terrible as it could have been. When I read the books I was annoyed at things like the wierding modules though.

The one shown on the wrestling channel (I refuse to call them sci-fi of scyfy or whatever, they are not) was MUCH better. Not just in things like the effects but also that they remained truer to the storyline. Even the 'feel' of things: the Atreides were much more obviously descended from Greeks and the architecture on Arakkis was closer to what you would see in someplace like Saudia Arabia than just generic sci-fi futurism.

My only annoyance was they seemed to deliberately have changed every pronunciation I had learned from the first movie. With made-up words you do not have a pronunciation guide. Even if they are evolved from current words over that much time pronunciations would have shifted along with the spelling changes.

Currently existing words were more accurate though, I had not even realized Harkonnen was intended to be Finnish (ie, Härkönen) until I heard it pronounced the correct way (and I am half Finn). Then again, maybe because the Baron was a villain I did not WANT to recognize the derivation of the name. In the later books now I pronounce the name 2 different ways depending on what character is being talked about.

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I understood Akira, but then I understood the Wall too....and sober both times
Lol, the first time I saw the Wall I was in college. The only one in the group who was not drunk or in some other altered state of conciousness. I learned afterwards none of them really appreciated my asking about plot points that did not seem to relate at the time.

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