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TOMD 4: The Tribraggart Tournament

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Peace, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    TOMD: Just had a pointless argument on facebook with someone about Harry Potter, more specifically: Hermione being (supposedly) black.

    It always amazes me how people who have no idea what they're talking about will pretend they have all the answers.

    I simply pointed out that while Rowling has stated on her Twitter that Hermione's skin color wasn't specified in the books, this contradicts the books where it IS specified that her skin is white.

    Cue in a shitstorm calling me a racist with zero knowledge of Harry Potter. :facepalm

    I shouldn't have even debated with these people. If there's anything the internet has taught me so far is that it's just not worth trying.

    This is also the reason I put all HP-related threads on AlternateHistory.com on ignore, because I automatically assume they're gonna be shit.
     
  2. Wildfeather

    Wildfeather Seventh Year Prestige

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    Just curious (because I haven't read the series in a long time) where is it specified (specifically and explicitly) that Hermione is white in the books?

    I'll admit I don't buy the argument that Hermione was secretly black this whole time, but wouldn't it be rather foolish for the author to come out and say 'hey I never said what color her skin is! She could totally be black! " when it turns out they did.
     
  3. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Is it also not worth asking "Why does it matter in the slightest the colour of her skin?"?
     
  4. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    See this post:

    https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?p=885295&postcount=84

    It doesn't matter. She can be black or white. What matters is unnecessary retconning.
     
  5. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Death Eater

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    I've watched the first season of Hero Academy; All Might is now my new role model. Appreciate the new avatar, it's Plus Ultra lookin' at you.
     
  6. CareOtters

    CareOtters Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    A troll friend of mine once said that the biggest evidence that Hermione wasn't white is in her parents: both medical professionals working in the UK.
     
  7. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    TOMD: Just got back from my first night shift. Amazing how 8 hours can change one's perspective on a lot of things. Physical labor is a torture method honed to perfection. I need to be losing weight faster. When you're stacking 10kg boxes, hauling your own fat around doesn't help.

    Three months of this might just kill me.
     
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  8. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    *Laughs in Physical Worker*

    Welcome to the jungle.

    I've been working rotating shifts for the last 3-4 years. What hours did you work? 10 to 6?
     
  9. BsuperB

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    Guy I know lost nearly 2 stone inside 3 months at our place, probably helped that it was the height of summer when he started.

    It gets easier though. Till Christmas, at any rate.

    TOMD: Used car hunting is a painful experience but, I think I'm finally closing in on what I want - and I'm finally having my first day off since February. Thank fuck.
     
  10. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Fully half the dentists I've ever seen have been ethnic minorities and/or immigrants. Not sure your suggestion really holds any water.
     
  11. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    Andrela, third shift is 11pm-7am. Two more this week, 2nd shift next week. Weekly schedules.

    BsuperB, if it helps me lose a bit of weight, I can do it through summer, but fuck me if I'm staying in this job after that. Fortunately there's a separate contract for each month, so halfway through September I'll just tell them not to send the next one. Not like they're investing a lot of resources into teaching me to stack pallets.
     
  12. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Got it, I work 10pm-6am, 2pm-10am, 6am-2pm.

    Ah, the life of the Damned. Nothing like it. :)
     
  13. FriedIce

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    The first week is always the hardest, after that you'll start to find your pace.

    Have a big breakfast every day (weetabix are good) and eat during every break. Even though you want to lose weight you should probably increase the amount of carbs in your diet - you'll lose weight even with it and it'll make it a lot easier to get through the day.

    Drink a shitload of water, especially since it's summer. You won't realise the amount you're sweating until you go home and your piss is brown.

    Make sure you get a really good night/day sleep for the first 2-4 weeks. You don't need to be on top form mentally for labouring but it helps get you through the first couple of weeks.

    Befriend your coworkers, they've been doing this a lot longer than you and they probably aren't working as hard as you. Not because they're lazy but because they know the tricks of the job and are more efficient.

    You probably have already realised all of this, but I figured writing it down couldn't hurt. At least this way something useful has come out my time labouring.

    Source: 5 years of physical labour on a building site during university and college holidays
     
  14. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    I feel like I've finally become a true DLP author.

    Today, I find my story has been plagiarized, right along side Perspicacity and a few others here.
     
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  15. The Pro

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    Link doesn't work. Here's a working one.

    I'll never understand why people do this though. Why would you take someone else's work and present it as your own? Does it make the plagiarist feel accomplished by receiving praise for something that isn't their own? Don't these people know that it'll inevitably be exposed?

    And the worst part is that the plagiarist doesn't even have the decency to disguise the plagiarism. Everything has been copied verbatim, down to the titles and summaries.

    EDIT: I checked the first chapter of Dagger and Rose. It even says "By Perspicacity". Holy shit but this person has gotta be a troll. No way someone's this stupid naturally.
     
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  16. Nazgus

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    Landlady's grown son unplugged the mini-fridge with all my food in it. Apparently he didn't know there was food in it. Guess he thought it was plugged in for funsies?

    Thankfully nothing spoiled, but I'm still pretty irked about it.
     
  17. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    So, I went back to the page and read through some of the reviews. Then, I laughed my ass off after reading Pers's review of his story.

     
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  18. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    TOMD: Applied for a writing fellowship at the National Library of Australia. Decided to stop swaying between my day job and the writing, and just go full throttle at both.

    Here's to the inevitable burnout!
     
  19. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    TOMD: Drunk at a karaoke bar. Just got done singing a duet of Aqua's Barbie Girl.... as Barbie.
     
  20. Palindrome

    Palindrome Magma Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    You're under the false impression that there's a horde of people trying to plagiarise. Nope. Aside from one or two outliers, it's all done by one guy.

    Here's your reason: DLP made his bum hurt, so in return he spends his life dedicated to poor attempts at trolling. It's not even worth getting mad about, really, since it's just a bit sad - just report and move on.