Skep tickle wrote:Even if Caine had the $300 ($300?!!), where would she be able to get pencils fast enough to let out the piece that's "burning [her] alive" and that's making her post stuff like "Aaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuugh. Pain. Fuck"? Surely there's not a store in her town that carries high-end art supplies.
Hmmm...isn't it interesting how Caine's pencil angst appeared when Thunderdome had slowed way down and served to bring out concern and posts from other Pharyngulites, picking up the pace for a little while and showing Caine some love.
Over the prior 36 hours, there had been all of 4 posts in Thunderdome; after Caine's 2 back-to-back posts about how painful it was not to have pencils, 4 people dropped 6 concerned & supportive posts in the subsequent hour (with *hugs* etc), then it was another 8 hours until the next post in the Thunderdome.
Allow me to summarize the Thunderdome in an imaginary dialogue:
Poster 1: "Poor me!"
Poster 2: "Oh, so sorry to hear that dear! By the way, poor ME as well!"
Poster 3: "Am I late to the party? Here's an e-hug for the two of you! By the by, poor ME also, because first world problems!"
Peezus: "Hi guys, PZ poking his head in. Sorry to hear about your problems. You know *insert first world problem* is a result of our society's negative view of *minority group or women* and we need to rally for social justice even more! You guys are awesome!"
Poster 1: "Is your arm getting tired, Caine?"
Caine: "Yes, I've been drawing with my new $400 titanium-diamond pencil for the last hour. I just don't think I have the strength to keep going!"
Poster 1: "Oh, you poor dear, let me help."
Ogvorapist: "Hi everyone, remember when I raped those girls? I feel like a horrible person, oh boo hoo, oh boo hoo. Can I get in on this pity party?"
Poster 2: "No problem oggie! Let me just get a hand free, here."
Rape Victim: "Um, excuse me everyone. I'm an actual victim of rape and I find it really disgusting that a rapist can post a tale of raping little girls and you all approve of it. I thought this was a safe space and now you've triggered me."
Poster 1: "You horrible person, don't you understand poor Oggie is an abused rape victim like you?!?"
Poster 2: "How dare you suggest Oggie might rape! Just because he told us he raped someone?!? Don't be a sister punisher!"
Poster 3: "I would be happy to leave you alone with my little girls for hours, Oggie!"
*rape victim leaves in disgust*
Caine: "Now that that is settled, did I tell you all that I killed another of my rats by accident? My steel-tipped, gold-plated pencil went through his eye and into his brain. I was pretending he was Richard Sanderson again."
Poster 1: "Oh, that's horrible Caine!"
Poster 2: "I feel so bad for you!"
Poster 3: "How long do rats live, anyway? 40 years? It must be a huge loss to lose another one so soon!"
Ogvorapist: "What do you plan on doing with the skull, Caine? Can I have it?"
Ladies and gentlemen, The Thunderdome.