Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by cantankerousAquarius, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Ipuntya

    Ipuntya your purple friend

    i imagine her beating up an incel also never happened
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  2. cantankerousAquarius

    cantankerousAquarius Acrasial Macrology

    "Ruled self defense?" On the same day?
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  3. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    W o w
  4. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    oh my god
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  5. Maya

    Maya smug_anime_girl.jpg

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  6. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    yeah, honestly that shoulda been a heck of a red flag, because while cops might say "hey this looks like self-defense to me", if you're talking about injuries that could lose someone an eye, i'm pretty sure they still wanna take statements and let other people review it and make decisions about that.
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  7. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    for me...

    Hmm, on the internet I have like two conflicting heuristics that i tend to use at the same time.

    1) a lot of people are going to exaggerate what actually happened, but like. so do people telling stories IRL. On the internet a little bit moreso.
    2) don't actually question people on their experiences bc that's rude. and like, they're your friend, so,

    and i think these two things combined led to me going "wait, did you---oh that's cool good job!!!" a bunch. Like I'm remembering thinking these things we a bit off at the time, but i just kinda ignored it for some reason

    and i don't usually do that, at least i don't think i do.

    I do remember thinking about all the super excitedness about the band stuff last monday was a little out of character from what i'd come to expect from her... i was backreading at that point tho
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  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I have several questions.
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  9. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    i think i have the same questions, and at last fifty percent of them are variants of 'what the fuck'
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  10. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    • Agree x 8
  11. cantankerousAquarius

    cantankerousAquarius Acrasial Macrology

    Ask and ye shall recieve

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  12. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Also for the things that happen on discord, like... It moves fast and it's not easy to backtrack unless you know what you're looking for. In the channels where i saw some of these things being discussed, by a day later it was a pain in the ass to re-read something that had parsed to me like casual, unremarkable conversation.

    Plus I don't keep up consistently with... any of the usual conversation channels, so for example, this is the first I'd heard about a band or art or beating up an incel. I knew the medical stuff, which did make an impact, but wasn't part of such a large pile of things to make me scratch my head and go 'wait, what?' And even the stuff I did hear got edited into a more reasonable shape through the lens of memory. I was trying to give context to a friend about the transplant surgery like 'no, it wasn't that extreme, I'm pretty sure it was something about how her body is bad at recognizing foreign objects--' and I was right in the middle of that when actual screencaps got posted, and oh, it was 'no anti-rejection medicine needed at all' and much more unbelievable than my memory told me.

    I can see why my bullshit alarm never actually went off, plus I'm very, very gullible, and shy away from confronting or questioning people, so... I get why I'm here, and I'm frustrated with myself, but in a pretty normal way, haha. But then I also repeated the uterus transplant story to an old friend, and I'm super pissed at myself for buying into it and passing it on, and I feel like an absolute idiot, and like... I do understand the various reasons why people tell these sorts of lies. But also, wtf, why.
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  13. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    wait. so they not only made up beating up an incel, they made up a sexual assault? am i reading that right?
    • Agree x 3
  14. latitans

    latitans zounds, scoob

    I think part of it also is I kind of expect people on the internet to, like, elide details or oversimplify or change little things for privacy purposes, sort of like Re Alyssa was saying. Like, I don’t think I would share my mom’s exact diagnosis or where she’s being treated or give an update after every conversation with the doctors, and so the gaps in my accounts might look suspicious if someone made an effort to go through all of them.

    (I am absolutely not lying about my mom having cancer, btw.)

    So especially with health-related things, I think there’s an expectation for vagueness that can allow blatant, off the wall bonkers lies to slip through people’s bullshit radar. And nobody wants to be the asshole accusing someone else of not having cancer.
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  15. cantankerousAquarius

    cantankerousAquarius Acrasial Macrology

    I wasn't sure when I took the screenies just now, but at the time I assumed physical assault

    I'm going with "maybe, it's not like that's a shock at this pt"
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  16. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    Something something also got shot twice, something something her and her sister both surviving serial killers that are still at large and with no deets on either case at all, something something was shot at Virginia Tech and Luby's in 91, something something said she was 34... something something math might be off but that would have made her six and you know damn well that if a six year old child was shot, media would be reporting on it because people are overly sympathetic to children being injured...
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  17. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    wait w h a t

    I somehow missed all of this part but what the actual fuck??
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  18. coldstars

    coldstars get Jazzy on it


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  19. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    More context attached. (Warning on the seebsjokes one. not sure how bad it is, but my calibur for those are way off lol
    EDIT: actually, deleting that one bc i didn't actually ask seebs, whoops. not sure they care, but principle of the thing )

    Also, like. this led directly into the songs stuff and i'm not sure if it means anything that she tried two big lies one right after the other? Feels like the big ones were being piled on top of each other. the cancer and band have been on going, but like the really outlandish claims? idk

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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  20. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    whoa okay i don't remember any of this
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