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Vortigern

Member Since 25 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 07 2015 10:21 PM

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In Topic: Revora Bar & Grill

08 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Correction: why should we make up new words when there are perfectly good metaphors and allusions? I'm still in favour of referring to homosexuals as 'men who like musical theatre'.

And Pasi, saying something is ironic when it is not really doesn't count as a 'joke'. Or if it does, then you have one low-grade sense of humour.

In Topic: (Playlist) Revorian playlist

04 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

Blind Guardian - Under The Ice [A Night At The Opera]

There's always time for the old favourites. Magnificent album.

In Topic: Revora Bar & Grill

04 December 2011 - 11:18 PM

1) the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2) Literature
a) a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
b) (especially in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., especially as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3) Socratic irony (feigned ignorance in for debating purposes)
4) dramatic irony (irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play)
5) an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.


So by which definition is that ironic?

Puppeteer is gay, in the sense that he is a dude who is into other dudes. Therefore he is well within his rights to genuinely be insulted by people using the name given to people of his inclination in a pejorative sense. That's not "acting insulted".

I struggle to determine whether you've just been very lazily trolling for the past year or so, or whether you're just really not all that smart.

In Topic: Black Friday Story

28 November 2011 - 04:10 PM

So... It's a collective decision to sell at ridiculously low prices that every year leads to stories of people getting trampled to death and pepper-sprayed and whatnot? Is it just me or does that seem wildly socially irresponsible?

In Topic: Black Friday Story

25 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

Why not just go shopping next Monday instead? Or is it constant 'Black' days from here until Christmas? Alternatively, I can only assume, Pasidon, that you are aware of the internet and its ability to get shopping delivered on your behalf?