Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

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Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby narrativedilettante on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:46 am

We did a lot of silly things on this forum, including declaring various days to be something-or-other day, but this was the only one that the GMs were involved with. It started because of a stray comment by Mr. Administrator, which was then deleted, and then a followup to that comment, and Ed played along. So my questions are:

1. Why was that stray comment made in the first place? For reference, it was:

Mr. Administrator wrote:It's official. Today is "Everyone is a girl day"


2. After the comment was deleted yet caught, why did you decide to play along?

3. Did you wind up regretting this bit of silliness and distraction?
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby Rick Healey on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:52 am

narrativedilettante wrote:We did a lot of silly things on this forum, including declaring various days to be something-or-other day, but this was the only one that the GMs were involved with. It started because of a stray comment by Mr. Administrator, which was then deleted, and then a followup to that comment, and Ed played along. So my questions are:

1. Why was that stray comment made in the first place? For reference, it was:

Mr. Administrator wrote:It's official. Today is "Everyone is a girl day"


2. After the comment was deleted yet caught, why did you decide to play along?

3. Did you wind up regretting this bit of silliness and distraction?


I believe Dana and Connor are the ones to answer most of this; I decided to leave that to them. But I was a bit jealous; because I was much more behind-the-scenes, and because it didn't make sense to have me participate (my sock didn't have a defined gender, and there was no way for EFP to be aware of it without revealing myself as a GM).

I personally enjoyed it and regret only that I wasn't able to properly participate (though I did do some Madame Administrator passes in the GM chat; I don't think any got used, though). It helped make Mr. A more relatable (and thus kept the game flowing), it defused tensions between him and players a bit, and it was funny.

Yes, sometimes silliness can be a distraction, but it can also be a calming influence that helps things progress.
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby Tom on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:18 pm

This was the only time someone accidentally posted by the wrong account. It was supposed to be Connor's sockpuppet. Instead, we accidentally created canon.

No regrets. It was fun, and inclusive in a very bizarre way. At the time, some female players were receiving attention for their femaleness, which could have become awkward had it continued. Instead, this event came across as a show of solidarity.
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby Dryunya on Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 am

Tom wrote:Instead, we accidentally created canon.

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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby Tom on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:46 am

That is really great, and also looks like the most bizarre Canon billboard ever.
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby Sicon112 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:56 am

Tom wrote:That is really great, and also looks like the most bizarre Canon billboard ever.


Dryu is good at that. Have you seen some of his other work? Go to that thread if you haven't. lulz are guaranteed.
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby IslaKariese on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:07 pm

Just for reference, that was the best day of my life. It was so completely awesome, my smile didn't dim for several hours. :D
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Re: Everyone is a Girl on the Internet Day

Postby The Finch on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:25 pm

It was weird.
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