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August 2017 FCM Voting http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1265988#msg1265988
« Reply #216 on: July 01, 2017, 03:48:19 PM »
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1265991#msg1265991
« Reply #217 on: July 01, 2017, 04:04:59 PM »
Espithel

Weirdo
That guy
Old vet
No elemental alliance



How did you find the EtG community?

Imagine a 12 year old kid. You've just been allowed to go on the internet somewhat freely from overbearing parents, so you think swearing is cool. Obviously, being a kid, you find Kongregate. It's such a magnet to kiddies I'm wondering if the police should investigate it.

You play elements for the first time back in around 2010, realise it has disturbingly close similarities to that little world you've been building as a toddler, and then spend a few days fantasising about a 13th element called Blood (Because you're an edgy autistic git) before forgetting about it.

Skip a few years, Card Monsters comes out when you're 14. Game's great. Developer's trash. Developer makes a 6-costing hydra that says "win the game" because why not. Game is close to dying, you get bored. You move onto finding another card game because while MTG's great, it's cardboard crack. You find elements again. Game's fun and extremely unusual for a card game.

And then you get bashed in the head about the cruelties of reality and stop being an insufferable, hyperactive goit.

Hi.


What's something about you that nobody, or at least very few people, knows? (Anonymous)
I will say that I pee at a 60 degree anticlockwise angle from the toilet.

Every maleoid should do that, really.

Think about it. At a 0 degree angle - dead on - your trajectory is a straight line to the other side, which is the shortest, allowing you to overshoot easily. Meanwhile, a 45 degree angle is two edges that are diagonal - the longest, making it harder to overshoot. However, thanks to the curved nature of a toilet, 60 degrees is the longest.

On top of this, due to the curved nature of toilet bowls at 0 degrees, if you miscalculate your trajectory, it's likely going to hit the seat. This is less likely if you start at a corner.

Here's a handy-dandy image to show off what I mean:

Spoiler for Handy-dandy image:

IMOE welcomes you all! Join the Institute of Mathematically Optimal Excretion today!


What does your name mean? Answers in poem form are preferred, thank (CleanOnion)
Imagine if cthulhu was a 4 year old who was into hardcore rave.

Oh, it has to be a poem. Err... Fine? I guess?



Spoiler for Excellent Poem 10/10:
There was once a W̴̡̨ͤ̈́ͪ̎̀͘ơ̇͗̋̄ͭͤ͗́́̚r̶͆ͨ̀̏̎̽̑ͣ̔ͩ̚̕͞҉͜l̵̸ͫ̋͐̾ͭ̿͆̅̈́ͬ͞ď̨ͤͤ̒͂͐̂͑ͧͪ͗ͬͪͮ̈̀͠-̢̛ͯͯ̈́̽̔̓ͬͫ́ͧ̎̿ͨͦ̅͆ͪ̽̀͞D̶̃̌̇͆̆͒́ͦ̅̇͌ͮ̈ͨ͘e͆ͨ͋̍̿̈͛͗͊ͨͪ͐̂̒͌҉͏́͝v̢̍͋̄̽̒̈̔͛ͣ͛͐̏͊͢͜͡o̷̷ͫ͗̄̄ͤ̂̏̉̔͆ͫͣ̽ͨ̆ͤ̓̌ͬ̀́͝u̸ͦͤ̊̿͑̽ͬ̄̽̓ͯ̂̇̔́̚͢r̴̊̌ͦͧͩͩ͊̄͂͌̆̏͌̂̓ͬ͑ͪ̚͢͞į̛ͤ͐̃̓̌̑̃͋̍̉̓̂͗̿̌̇͘҉̛nͣ͛̄̓̅̌ͤͬ̄̾̾̏̆ͭ̏̉̅͋͏̴̢g̀͌̇́̅ͨͬ̑ͦ̑̂͒̿͒́͟͞͝ ̶̢̛ͩ̊̇̐ͪ̕͞P̸̡ͯ̌ͨ̾̂̐ͬͧ̂ͧ̒̓ͩ͊ͬ̒ͤͣͩl̢ͫ̒͊ͮͩ̊́̋̇ͯ̊ͪ̌ă̷̢ͣ͛̃͛́͑̉̑ñ̢̨́ͪͣ̉̇͐͠͠a̶ͦ́̽͊̀͟͜r̴̆̈́̅̉̇̐̿̓̽̑͛͆͛͆͢͝҉̕ ͐ͮ͛ͭ̔͋͌̐̒̋͂ͥͮ͆͂̌͑̎̊͟͝H̨̛͊ͩ͋̔̊ͩ͆̓̾ͤ̃͑͘Ĕ͌̓ͨ̓̌ͪ̍̀̅͆̍̐̒͐ͯͫ͋̚͘͜L̢̋̽͑̅́̒̔̆ͤ͑́͘͢͠P̷ͨ̌̓̓ͨ͛̅͋ͤ̿ͫ̚͘ ̧̛̓ͮ̉͂͒̽ͦ͐̽̒̏͌͞I̵̓̾ͬ͋ͮ͑̾͘͠͞T̈́̄ͯͧͦͯͦͮ̀͋͂̚͏̸̸͢ ͤ́̉̍ͫ͞͏̸҉Ì̸̔̀̈́͛ͫͤͤ͒̐̐̚͟͟͡Ş̛͂̿ͪ̇ͬͧͥ͐ͣ͌̊͞ M̛̋̇̆̀͝Ȍ̡̍͛͒̑̌̐̀ͪ̐̀̿̊̓̓̂͠S̾̏͂͆͛̂̌ͮͥ͊͑ͧ҉̀͘͝T̢͗̈̅͛̅ͦ̍̀̔̚̕ ̶̢̧̨͛͂ͯ̃̾ͩ̎̒͐̒͢S̡ͯ̌͋̌͑̔̎͆ͮ̂ͭ̇̿́̊̌̀́̚͢͜Ǔ͂͒̈́̈̈́́͗̈͏̶̴͘B̸̸̵̴͆ͧͭͬͭ͞L̸̨̢̛͂̎́̋̾̀̊ͧ̎̿̇̍̚Į̏͌̔̈͠M͗ͦ͂͋̓̍̉̅̀̚҉̧͘Ȩ̵̐̆̇̆̒͒ͫ̉ͯ̽͘͏҉ ͮ́̾̏ͩͮ̏̓ͪ̒̋͌̊ͪ͆̾̓̅̀͘͢͢P̸̴̨̛ͩ̿͐ͩ̂̈́̿̓͗̅̀ͫͩ̑͆͝R̶̛ͬ͐ͯ̿̋ͥ͟͡͞A̷̵̡̨ͬ̄́͊͆̔̂͛̾ͫ̾ͧͫ̆ͭ̚̚Iͤ͛ͧ͛̏̓͑̇͐͊̃̆̎̅ͭ̄ͤ̀͢͝҉͠S͗̋͒̂͐̔͌͂̑̿̓͡͝E̵̢̢̢͌̌͛̒͂̌ͬ̍͋̚ ̶̴̨ͬ͌͛͊Ư̴̒̍̅̿́͗̆̔̃̓͐́͋̈͂ͭ͜͜͠Ś̸̾̊̍̇͋͌̈ͥ͗̏ͫ͋̿̉ͦ̅ͫ͡͞ ̷ͪͭͮ̈́ͣͧ̄̌̈͌̏̇̏ͮͥ̽̏̀͞P̢ͩ̔ͭ͋҉̶̴Rͣ̏ͩͭ͊̔ͪͧ͏̷͠Ā́̔̽͂ͪͩ̂̿ͧ̐͊ͣ̑͌͑ͥ̒҉̷̡̕͟I̸̔̏̈́ͭ̓͊ͥͣ͛̍̀Ṡ̢̛̃͛̉ͯ͛̍͒͑ͥͣ͂ͬ̾̃͆́E̷̡̓͗͊̊̄ͧͩ̊́ ̧͌ͤ̓̍ͦŎ̶̵ͥ̑̄̈́̂ͣͧ̈͒̈́͒͒́͞͡U̽͐̌ͤͯ͋̿̄͛̄͗͡R̷̴̉̇̉̍̅̋̏̈̉̔̒̒ͣ͌̀͟Ş̡̛̃͒̃ͦͬ́̌͐ͯ͒̀̃̈́͆̈́͌ͩ̚̕E̸̡ͯ̄ͫ̈́ͫ̈́̾̄̽̐̂́̊̓L͊̃̿̓̊ͥ̍̊̄́ͦ̓ͣ͒̓ͫͦ͢V̧̛͑ͮ̉ͨ̌͗̌̚E̶͆ͪ̏̀̇͌ͩͣ̎͡͡͝Ş̴̷ͮ̇ͩ̇̍ͬ̋̿ͧ͛̋ͥͮͨ͒ ͪ́ͣͩͥ̒̿̂͂͋̂ͦͧ̂͘̕͡͡Pͣ̾̌ͮ̓̋̾ͨ̐̋̄́̀͡͠R̈ͪ͛̃̊͐̎̃̆ͦ̀ͣ͡҉̵A̧̅̿̒͗̃ͣͣ̂̀͑ͥͬ̚Ḯ͂ͨ̇͠͡Ş̷ͣ̀̾̅ͬ̋̈́̿ͯͬ̔ͭͫ̅̆̄Ë́ͦͪͪ̿̽͆ͦ͟͏͏̛ ̴̶̾̍̍ͬ̅ͩ̏̃͗͊̇ͪ̏͑͐̔ͧͯ̃Wͩͨͪ̈́͏͜҉̸E̢̡ͩ̓̓ͥ̋̑̂ͫ̄͠  called Espithel,
Who was no thing but rife gull,
Born from reversed time,
Punished the divine crime,
All from just a wife's lull.


Being serious, a few years back, I got into roleplaying. I've had a big giant world constructed for a good decade beforehand, and it's fun to show characters from it off. Espithel in particular is a demented, formless energy, who feeds off of the alterations in the universe - the more changes there are, the more powerful Espithel grows, and Espithel looks to preserve itself by corrupting and distorting to bring chaos and discord. Espithel's mostly a plot device for laughs, not an actual character itself.

Espithel was born when an Archmage cast a giant time-reversing manipulation just to save her husband, and the endless amount of changes to both the world and timelines was so vast that it created an unstoppable force of destruction, altering reality into something incomprehensible. The gods, powerless to end this force, but still pitying their children, decided to do the one thing they could: Make this force sapient, controlled by itself. After all, If Espithel tried to corrupt the universe into something incomprehensible, it would lose its ability to comprehend itself. It would lose itself, and no sapient thing wants to die.

Edgy, I know. I find it kinda endearing.

And yes, my two other names - you know the two - are both brothers from the same world. :^)



You've been abducted by aliens! However you are the first abductee and these aliens are extremely gullible. What do you do?
Can I just say this is a stupid question?

1) These aliens are piloting a spacecraft. Doing such requires extreme technical knowledge, meaning they're intelligent, and ability to communicate to peers. If these aliens knew they were gullible, psychological research would've been done combat the effects, or, alternatively, someone would've tried to breed out that trait from the species, or, alternatively, not put these aliens in positions of command and authority. And these are spaceships. They're massively expensive - there's no way incompetence would thrive in an environment where millimetre-wide-errors destroy ships in seconds.

2) Even assuming they were gullible, who's to assume they communicate in a way we can understand? They might be using pheromones. Or smells. Or Impossible chitter. Or telepathy. And because it's telepathy sync'd to their sort of mind, not ours, why would it work on us?

3) Even assuming they were gullible, who's to say that they would be able to understand me in a very short amount of time? If I'm the first person they've abducted, that's an indicator that they haven't studied our language enough.

4) Why would they pick me? I'm in the middle of one of the most wealthy and powerful nations in the world. How would they NOT get spotted? They abduct people to keep it discreet. What is discreet about this? They would they not pick an Eskimo or an indigenous Brazilian native?

5) Why would they ONLY pick me? What if I die mid-abduction? What if I have to be put down? I'm the first subject, so they probably haven't calibrated their medicines and the chances of complications are high. Abducting multiple people at once saves time, effort, and risk.

6) There are almost 7000 human languages. Even if they study language, there is no guarantee that they pick the right one.

7) How would the ISS not notice them?

8) If they don't care about being noticed, why didn't they act in an ambassadorial manner towards us and secure bodies that way? Less risk.

9) If they studied language, why didn't they use wikipedia, or, better yet, academic journals to figure out what they want? They can surf the stars, they can surf the webs.

10) How would they learn our language in the first place?

11) If they had superintelligence on board, why would the superintelligence not notice any of the above flaws with the plan?

Oh, I still have to answer the question... Right.

SO. Taking all of this into account, if I was abducted by gullible aliens... Well, I'm a Cesarean. You know what happens when they see a window.


How much do you want to not make this deal with me? (DoctorC)


What is your favorite source of disturbing gifs? (andretimpa)
Gifs are for the weak. I do not care for them.

I'll change this question to "Where do I find all the strange crap in general"? After all, I'm infamous for it. It's a mixture of various sites you have to dig very deep into. It often tends to be one site, one for the folder, so I can't really recommend a single true source. The closest you'll get are the Hmmm and Hmmmgifs subreddits. While not quite specialist in what they deliver, they deliver oddities in a consistent and reliable fashion.

I'd share you some of my more favoured haunts, but I'd get kicked off the site.


If this were to be sent in as a random question with the anticipation of an equally random answer, what is the opposite of your response? (Anonymous)


You always seem to have a unique way of seeing things and making everyone laugh in the discordchat rooms. Where do you draw your inspiration from? (mathman101)
A good question, glad you asked. I was wondering if someone was going to.
Why am I a strange human? Someone prepare the sad violins.

As a child, I was bullied. A lot. Yay. Who isn't?
People develop many different ways of coping with it. Some get violent, some go emotional and erratic, and some just retreat into their shell. Thanks to how a lot of my bullying was done from teachers, using strategies of social isolation, I was - and still am - reclusive. This isolation was so effective that, if you want to feel really creeped out, the time I joined this forum was really the first time I constantly interacted with "normal" human beings for around 6 years. (Teenagers are far too petulant to count as normal human beings.) ((Am I being emotionally manipulative enough yet (Is joke no I don't want pity)))

Naturally, when you're always alone, you start to think about things to yourself. Once you start doing that, your thoughts get odd, because there's no external influence to correct them. I quickly learnt that these oddities made people get very confused, which turned people to either flee or get curious. If they fled, good riddance, but once they were curious, I managed to turn the bullying around and turn them into friends, or at least people I was playing a game with and laughing with. Yes, the jokes were still at my expense, but we we laughing and having fun.

Then all I did was refine my craft from there, because why stop? Once I had free access to the internet, my abilities to do so exploded, due to access to material I never could've imagined. I'll never look the same way at a cheese grater again, and I'm unsure if that's good or bad.

TL;DR when you push people to extreme places, they flex. They just don't unflex.


What member of elementscommunity do you look up to the most? (TribalTrouble)
Me.

...Is this the part where I have to pretend I like you all or something? Fiiine.

I look up to Dm and RootRanger for spanking me whenever I decided to be an idiot.
I look up to Zephyr for existing.
I look down to Dawn_to_Dusk but thanks to how gravity works it's the same as looking up and there's a chance Australia is actually the right way up and he's looking down on me?
Might have to give out a mention to Omegareaper for actually dragging me into the game again after I left card monsters.
Oh, and definitely a shoutout to CuCN for giving me his account when he quit. That way I don't want to harm myself grinding and grinding away!


Any last words for the interview?
Number of words related to elements: ~22%
Good interview.


Thanks for answering!
Spoiler for Welcome! Am happy to oblige!:

Guess which one is me right now.
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1266227#msg1266227
« Reply #218 on: July 14, 2017, 12:27:08 AM »
Greetings, readers (faithful/occasional/new/etc.) of the Featured Community Member thread!

For this upcoming month, the newsletter would like to announce that our interviewee will be

DoctorC

and this is your chance to ask (him/her) a question for all the world to hear!

To do so you have no time remaining. Thanks in advance!

Please do not ask your questions here! All the questions will be made public and attributed at the time of release. To maintain secrecy until then, send me a personal message instead, titled "Question for DoctorC".

Please note that Newsletter writers have the right to slightly edit your question (in terms of grammar style etc., not the actual context), ignore it if they feel it is inappropriate or if they get too many questions (then they need to select the best ones).

Don't hesitate, but send me questions! (Please title your message "Question for DoctorC").

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