Fishin' in the stream of consciousness (all-purpose, no topic chat thread)

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Do you ever have like. Weird expectations of bland things, and then out if the blue you realize how ridiculous it is? Just now i realized thinking people only wear sweaters and skirts (yes, of all genders and lack of), specifically red turtleneck sweaters in your 30s is nonsense???

    Like with absolutely no afterthought i just assumed the day you turn thirty you wear that. Ive thought this since I was a kid
     
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  2. Camber

    Camber Active Member

    I don‘t know if this is the same category but I realised recently that I‘ve always assumed people with mohawks kept them up 24/7 and slept with their heads sideways.
     
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  3. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Yeah, stuff like this!

    I also didnt realize til my early 20s that mice dont have perfectly cut door arches like in tom and jerry
     
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  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Years ago, I was surprised by an old Tumblr post with a photo of a lit match demonstrating that flame doesn't cast a shadow. Logically it shouldn't and I guess I knew that, but I'd always had a vague idea of fire as an object rather than simply light and pictured it casting shadows.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    I assumed “poggers” was some weird British slang word for an inexcusably long time. Like a cheeky Nandos situation, I guess?

    (I’m not sure this counts but it’s still funny imo)
     
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  6. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    I still dont know what poggers is other than folks who collect pogs. Are they a thing again?
     
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  7. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Per my sibling, it derives from Overwatch, "Play of the Game," aka "POG." People would start saying "pog" in chat whenever someone did something memorable, whether actually PotG-worthy or spectacularly incompetent.
     
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  8. Camber

    Camber Active Member

    the etymology I've heard is that it goes back further - the guy whose face was the pog emoji on twitch (Gootecks) coined the name while streaming the 90s game pogs, which itself was named after the POG (Passionfruit Orange Guava) bottle caps originally used to play it. I don't know how accurate this is but the juice brand's on Wikipedia at least?
     
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  9. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    This is the version I’ve heard as well.
     
  10. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    It's also a Twitch thing, comes from the Twitch emote PogChamp, used to express Hype. People shorten it to pog or poggers. I assume Twitch got it from Overwatch but it's become a universal Twitch culture thing now.

    Or it was, because the emote was removed a couple days ago. Apparently the "face" of the emote said some Things about the attempted coup and Twitch decided they didn't want his image to be a core part of their brand anymore. 2021 has taken so much from us already.
     
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  11. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    They provided the best possible replacement, though, which was an assortment of different people making the same face, and which one will appear if you use the emote cycles randomly from day to day. :::PPP
     
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  12. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    From what I’ve heard (I think this was detailed in the Quinton Reviews video on the whole thing, for the record, so that’s the source I’m going off of), pogchamp came from the fact that Gootecks (the emoji guy) won at a game of pogs (as in the collectible things @Camber mentioned—I know they were used as part of some kind of game, but I was far too young at the height of Pog Culture to actually remember anything about it), which he and the friend he was playing against made a video of. (No, I don’t know why they were playing pogs in this millennium.) It’s possible the Overwatch thing was a factor in the poggers variant of the term, though—I was never into Overwatch enough to be at all familiar with most of the memes, I’m afraid, but it seems plausible that it played a role in the term’s rise to prominence.
     
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  13. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I'd like to recommend https://4thewords.com/ for any other writers here - not sure if it'll entirely solve my particular problems but it's already given me a good start, and it's fun.
     
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  14. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

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  15. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Blark and son season 2 will be releasing jan 30th!!! Im so hype for a bunch of well meaning puppet fuck-ups and their snotty puppet children
     
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  16. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I dunno if anyone needs this video of adorable coos like I did today

     
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  17. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I think I've given my teenage OCs old-person names. I just picked whatever came into my head first. I should probably change them but I don't know if I can switch my brain's gears.
     
  18. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    i mean, why?

    People run around with 'old person' names. I have a coworker who has teenage kids, and her name is Gerhild, one of the really old-timey names in German.

    ETA: if it's a really weird name, make it part of the backstory. What were the parents thinking? Is it a family heirloom Name maybe? Does the kid have opinions/problems/pride wrt the name?
    Like, there are a lot of ways to work that into characterization.
     
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  19. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    True. I just felt like "Cheryl" didn't immediately bring to mind a teenage character, but I'm probably fretting over nothing again.
     
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  20. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    You can also do nicknames, i know cheryl can commonly be shortened to cher and its literal meaning, cherry
     
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