After writing bad music earlier today I find myself not in the mood for dark thoughts and deep moods.
A few posts ago I rolled deep, vicious words around and their concepts. Today, in a much less thoughtful post, I decided to look at alternative words and their usage. Mostly because they make me smile.
I, for the most part hate smack talk. It tends to be stupid and shallow. It makes the smacker look terrible. I know that some people get enraged by it. I know that it is a valid tactic for those that engage in it. I know that my opinion of it is my opinion of it and others feel differently. Such is the nature of opinions.
However, some people can take their local chatter to new levels and the entire situation is amusing. It is a fine balance but it is well done. And this is where I am often amused by Mr Lash when he takes to local. Dave's favorite description for ganking is, "clubbing baby seals". It is absolutely terrible and completely hysterical and not one of the culture shaking negative terms.
While everyone may want people to give bows and speak in polite language, its not going to happen. But there are fighting words and derogatory language and there are the words that spawn massive awareness campaigns. Clubbing seals isn't nice. Nether is ganking. And when particularly cute and harmless things and killed for being all the things... well sometimes it is seal clubbing. Not the dancing kind.
Of course smack talk was not put in the world to amuse me. Such as the assault frigate with logistic support fleet that we encountered with our kitchen sink cruiser fleet in Faction Warfare space. Wex just sighed as local filled with smack talk. They chased us several systems insulting us and telling us to fight as they screamed we were cowards. I will always wonder if people feel stupid saying that deep down inside. Probably not. How dare an unsupported fleet out numbered 3 to 1 not engage you on your terms. For shame! I closed local. We turned around and kited them, lost Dave's Zealot and such was that.
The other term that I hear a bit more and to me fulfills all the brazen arrogance and attitude one could desire is 'dunk'. The image of a basketball player soaring and slamming a ball into the hoop is quite a powerful one. Its arrogant. its egotistical. It does a fine job of laying the smack down.
Of course it may not satisfy some who wish to indulge in darker, more venomous language. It does amuse me. I will admit... I gave someone a mini rant when he posted images of an attractive, well endowed, clothing deprived lady.
[02:05:53] Sugar Kyle > Can I have a dude?
Double standards![02:05:55] Sugar Kyle > No one ever gives me dudes[02:05:59] Tilar Ardan > please[02:06:04] Tilar Ardan > I'm with Sugar on this one[02:06:31] Shadowglyph > damn it! the tits always work![02:06:40] Sugar Kyle > Tilar and I have our own they get boring[02:06:48] Tilar Ardan > yea pretty much[02:07:13] Sugar Kyle > No one ever gives us decent dudes to look at[02:07:19] Sugar Kyle > Whenever its dudes its always really nasty dudes[02:07:23] Sugar Kyle > But guys get hot chicks[02:07:30] Sugar Kyle > Its really obnoxious and impolite[02:07:42] Shadowglyph > id find you some but that means i have to look also/