Mr_wilt approached me with the idea of a book that made you think you were a fish. So I wrote it.
Date: 07 Oct 2012 03:54
Number of posts: 90
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Gimmicks are hard to pull off, but I was satisfied with the way this was executed.
I like it. While it works off a gimmick, I think the article makes it work in a way that's so unsubtle it's hilarious, but it's still serious enough of an article to not be a -J.
Oh my god, is this based off of the conversation I think it is?
Overall, I really like it.
I like how even Uriah Fetch sounds kinda like "You are a fish". Good thing he wasn't named Uriah Bear. That could get ugly.
I wish there was a bit more variance in the "you are a fish". Earlier on, there's a number of different phrasings, but later it becomes all the same. That could be spiced up a bit.
EDIT: Also, you need to make the Salernus web site. Mega bonus points if you do.
Well the idea was that it slowly devolved into just "You are a fish" over and over again, but if there's enough consensus I suppose I'll make it more subtle.
I mean, I get that, but that made it a bit of a slog to read through. What might be better would be if the article gradually transitioned into assuming that the reader is a fish. A note forbidding people from using the book as the Kama Sutra, for instance, if you could do that in a decent way.
Oooh, I like that. Gimme a couple days to think of some additions.
This has potential, but right now doesn't do quite enough with it to justify upvoting. Also, what's up with the formatting of the description? Why's the date there?
Oh my god. If you made it really creepy, and then automatically turn to a [REDACTED] screen after a minute or so…
EDIT: The website, I you are a fish mean.
I am not sure if this silliness really worth the trouble and cost of creating and maintaining a website. Also, until and unless the site is created, the link to it should be at least partially redacted, in my opinion. Having a link to a site that can be at any moment created by anyone and filled with anything is just not a very good idea.
My hate for the expunged description is equal to the hilarity I had about everything else. No vote.
Living the dream, or dreaming the life?
It's valid, though. :V
I am unamused.
Jeez, so much hate for the expunged description. Since people seem to be downvoting based on the simple fact that it's an expunged description (even though expungement in this case is completely valid, at least in my opinion, especially considering the actual description is rewritten two lines later), I'll change it up a little.