Sir Wulfington Battle Grounds

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    Thanks for the assistance @Ricki. It's appreciated.

    @uberfukken, hats off to you for collecting screencaps from that piece of shit WoW forum. The condensed autism in that place was sapping my will to live. To be honest, I don't think there's much more mileage in that forum beyond what you posted up on page 33. Moderating a forum of WoW lore circlejerking... Now, there's a personal hell.
     
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    I'm not 100% sure of your writing style, and then it's abandoned later on (i.e. "welcome moon sisters, may i play you a song of a lad...etc) halfway through. I think we should abandon it and rewrite the first parts. Already done with TheDOSFag.
     
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    I promised a poetic edda called the "Lamentations of Wulfington the Dog-Fucker", but honestly speaking, it worked for TheDOSFag because he fancied himself a great writer, and I mocked him with a satirical story. It's caused me no end of headache, and I've thought about ditching the style more than once. I definitely don't want to get rid of the satirical tone though, because then it would just read like one long, unfunny flame.

    Can I get a consensus on this? Who agrees with zew0 and wants me to ditch it?
     
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    In my humble opinion, it sounds far more gay than funny.
     
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    I guess the most fitting way to mock Wulfy would be writing it as if an angry dog or horse wrote it, but lets be honest it would either degrade really quick into either a combination of hulk-speak and "you no take candle" vernacular, or turn into a show of Mister Ed. I'm not touching that option with a ten foot pole.
     
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    Nah man, no "as if" type writing, it's just that IMHO it sounds funnier in a more traditional ED manner. Easily done with the amount of fodder we have.
     
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    You can be satirical and comedic in writing style without being poetic or horrifically pandering.
     
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    When I said satirical tone, I meant having words that reverse their meanings with the internal wiki links (i.e., blue text). When you have entries on the the wiki for words like 'sad' and 'lonely' the rule of satire is to use their opposites and let context (i.e., blue text) define their meaning.

    A classic example that I always think of when trying to write satire is using the phrase "fine young man" in the context of a slovenly individual. Over the course of about 2-3 sentences the connotation of the phrase "fine young man" morphs to become synonymous with "fucking lazy asshole." That is satire (in my opinion).

    The pandering critique is a good point though. While I was writing it up, I thought to myself "I'm going way too easy on this scumbag." I think that I'm being too heavy handed with the internal wiki links right now actually. Thanks for the input by the way, In truth, before TheDOSFag entry, I'd never done more than make a few touch edits to the ED wiki.

    So this is my first experience with an article that seems to need little in the way of creative liberties in order to be written.

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    Agreed. OK, please anyone who cares, tell us, do you pr
    Srsly, we need to dump it. The reason I asked earlier "do you want me to help" is because I didn't want to get into some stupid edit war. Once again, just my opinion, but "the humble bard skipped along gaily until he doth encountered a fey DA lover of boys...etc" isn't actually funny and sounds VERY gay. It's much funnier if if we do it straightforward. (It was OK once for TheDOSFag.)
     
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    Here's what I'm thinking. (Structurally)

    Level 1 headings (i.e. ones that are already there are just for overview information). Level 2, headings for the specific forum activity. You can sort of see this right now. It makes sense to me to set it up that way.

    As far as style goes, I'm not married to anything I've written thus far. Change it as you like. The only rule that matters is the rule of funny. And I don't like edit wars either. It's easier to talk first and hammer things out to avoid that shit entirely.

    I'm actually heading off to bed fairly soon so feel free to make whatever changes you want in the interim. At this point it might be better collaborate via private convos though, so that thread doesn't get muddled with back and forth idea bouncing.
     
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    Yeah, no prbs dude. I'll work on it this weekend and PM you.
     
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    Looking forward to it.
     
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