Two lessons in this post.
I've been a flamertrainer for a long time. I figured enickmatic
out a long time ago (and then proceeded to ask him for nude photos). the explanation:http://www.livejournal.com/community/theentertainers/10059.html?thread=211275#t211275
takes the approach, when conflict stares him in the face with a spike-pierced tongue sticking out and a club in hand just like Maori warrior, he says back "that's why i love LJ!!"
what the fuck? this is a lame approach. don't use it. point it out and proceed to ridicule.
In this post, in the last paragraph, it states "you can decide that I'm being serious about this, which is a distinct possibility, and take it personally. Or you can decide that I'm being completely facetious."
If this hadn't been included in the post, it would have been a lot more clever, because he could have ambushed me with that after
everyone got upset. This is a good trick, but caution is needed: only use this trick on really stupid people. for the intellectuals, this is a transparent remark. I'll tell you why: when you write something in a post on LJ, people can't hear your tone of voice, and even if they could, there is no obvious reason for peope to think you aren't being serious. so popping out and saying "haha, i tricked you!" doesn't exactly work, when there was no clue or tip-off along the way somewhere that the person was too oblivious to pick up on. It's totally normal for people to get upset about a statement that has no sarcasm clause in it in some form or another.
this reminds me of mean tricks my sister plays on my family. "Emily, the phone's for you!" I go to get the phone, pick it up; there's no one there. I say "um, there was no one there." "haha, i tricked you." --this is not a trick.
p.s.: my days old glory http://www.livejournal.com/community/theentertainers/22743.html?thread=426199#t426199