You know you've been on the Escapist too long when...

mParadox

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When you successfully manage to start a ninja fest.

and/or

You successfully derail a thread and nobody complains about it.
 

havass

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You think cussing is cruise control for cool.

[sub]Take that, Yahtzee! [footnote]I'm kidding, I still love you and your made-up swears.[/footnote][/sub]
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you take great pleasure in watching the confusion of new users who have stumbled upon a de-railed thread.
 

Link_to_Future

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When you realize that you spent the last few nights in not sleeping so you could post on forum games. -.-
 

Best of the 3

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When every time I go to write escape, which I have done for some reason, you always write Escapist.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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Anarchemitis said:
When you know both Who the Escapist President was, and is.
I freely admit that I am stumped by this.

When you realize that hey, people have been around longer than you.
 

Anarchemitis

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When you know which member of the Escapist staff wears Business sandals. (Which are not flip-flips)
 

Zirat

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Malo... now THAT is just funning. Considering the source of that line =)

Well, on subject I would have to say when you attemp to add emoticons to real speech
 

Anarchemitis

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When you ignore the class disctintion almost caused by PubClub vs. NoPub users.
Anarchemitis said:
When you know which member of the Escapist staff wears Business sandals. (Which are not flip-flips)
By the way it's Archon.
 

sky14kemea

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When you've seen this thread at least 3 times since you joined, but still like posting in it. :D
 

Sacman

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When you expect threads to be derailed into fetish fantasies...<.<
 

Anarchemitis

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When less than 10 dedicated users are the only sustenance to a forum game that allows its existence to persist for longer than two months when said game is not a role-play.
 

Anarchemitis

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When you have in your friends list several users who no longer browse, have been banned, accounts have been deleted, or a combination thereof.
(My Lover, Not a Fighter badge suddenly takes a new meaning.)
 

mParadox

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When you still have a higher post count despite the join date.
 

Nouw

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When you begin to like Ponies.

It only go as far as the T.V. show, I swear!
 

SkyeNeko

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Darkspectar said:
When you become known as an unholy pervy smart-arse.
HEY ITS THAT UNHOLY PERVY SMART ARSE!

when you stalk interesting people by reading all the posts they make in other threads.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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SkyeNeko said:
Darkspectar said:
When you become known as an unholy pervy smart-arse.
HEY ITS THAT UNHOLY PERVY SMART ARSE!

when you stalk interesting people by reading all the posts they make in other threads.
*flattered*

When people flatter you.

OR! When you find people who are scared of you, look at there posts and find out where they've been and slde into that thread and strike FEAR into their hearts.
 

Ice Car

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When the left click on the laptop mouse is half-broken due to slamming the Latest threads button over and over...
 

SkyeNeko

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Darkspectar said:
When everybody seems the same to you.
i seem the same to you?! *gasp* must be different. *takes notes*

When you get excited when you have the latest post in all the forum games.
 

SkyeNeko

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Darkspectar said:
When you get exited that someone else has the last post so you can post again.
so true.

OT: when you get excited for having the first post on a page
 

mParadox

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SkyeNeko said:
when you have 2 accounts in case one gets banned.
I should point out that no matter how many accounts you have. If you're banned, you're banned. Your IP address is blocked. TL;DR You can't come back.
 

Dr.Susse

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When you know that you just got ninja'd and feel let down by your self.

Next time post quicker Susse!
 

SkyeNeko

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mParadox said:
I should point out that no matter how many accounts you have. If you're banned, you're banned. Your IP address is blocked. TL;DR You can't come back.
true, but i suppose if you really wanted to you could use a different computer (college, library, etc)

when you change your avatar and everyone still recognizes you and congratulates you on it.
 

SkyeNeko

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*sends fanboy PMs* ... ... seriously?


OT: when you enter a thread in the middle of some really strange stuff, and stay anyways.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you look at the clock once, giving yourself an hour to post, and realizing later that 6 hours have gone by.
 

SckizoBoy

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When I decide to post a long post and forget about a chemical reaction that is time sensitive.

NMR... be nice to me!

(Seems rather tame, eh?)
 

SkyeNeko

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When you drop a class and your only thought is "Well now I have more time to RP/post some more!"
 

mParadox

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SkyeNeko said:
When you drop a class and your only thought is "Well now I have more time to RP/post some more!"
You're maaagical. *glomps*

Actually same thought here. >.<
 

SkyeNeko

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mParadox said:
SkyeNeko said:
When you drop a class and your only thought is "Well now I have more time to RP/post some more!"
You're maaagical. *glomps*

Actually same thought here. >.<
that was my only thought when i dropped my o. chem class.

OT: when getting glomped is a normal part of you being online.
 

PixelKing

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When you sit on your own for a week because no one in your school uses the escapist.
 

SkyeNeko

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When you drop in on a pointless conversation between two users in a thread and think "I see nothing wrong here."

And also when you end all of the sentences you type with [/command]. I just did that in my essay...
 

Dango

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When you base someone's personality entirely off the temperature of their chest.
 

Dango

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When you get a sad face in real life because of the person above you's post.
 

Dango

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When you're research paper on violent video games is full of paraphrasing Extra Credits...
 

SkyeNeko

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When you develop foolproof ways of knowing whether a user is online or not.

>_>
_>
 

Dango

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When you remember things about random users that they only posted about once a really long time ago but you have a really good memory and when you bring it up they consider it creepy... >_>
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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Cpl Cow said:
When... Hang on, am I allowed to post here?
NO! ... I could use a burger right about now...

*gets the killing knife*

OT: When you quote new people and post your standardized welcome speech.

Welcome to the Escapist!

Stay out of the basement, give monthly tributes to the mods, don't be an ass and have fun! I will post links to threads you should read about so you'll know how we do things here.

The rules you need to know.

A guide on how to avoid mod wrath.

You can find almost all the advice you'll ever need here. There's a guide to posting commands here too.

Enjoy your stay!
 
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When you realize how long you've been lurking before you decided to join.

I realize I could have joined almost 3 years ago.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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superbatranger said:
When you realize how long you've been lurking before you decided to join.

I realize I could have joined almost 3 years ago.
I should have joined the moment Yahtzee moved here. I was on the site every Wednesday already...

[sub]Stupid past me.[/sub]
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you get pissed at Yahtzee for realising on AMERICAN Wednesdays rather then Australian Wednesdays, which is where he and live.
 
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Redlin5 said:
superbatranger said:
When you realize how long you've been lurking before you decided to join.

I realize I could have joined almost 3 years ago.
I should have joined the moment Yahtzee moved here. I was on the site every Wednesday already...

[sub]Stupid past me.[/sub]
Well, at least we're here now.
 

The .50 Caliber Cow

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Redlin5 said:
Cpl Cow said:
When... Hang on, am I allowed to post here?
NO! ... I could use a burger right about now...

*gets the killing knife*

OT: When you quote new people and post your standardized welcome speech.

Welcome to the Escapist!

Stay out of the basement, give monthly tributes to the mods, don't be an ass and have fun! I will post links to threads you should read about so you'll know how we do things here.

The rules you need to know.

A guide on how to avoid mod wrath.

You can find almost all the advice you'll ever need here. There's a guide to posting commands here too.

Enjoy your stay!
DON'T EAT ME!

...

Thanks for the welcome though.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you keep turning the computer off trying to sleep and waking up and going back on every five minutes.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When these "secret" relationships all converge in one thread.

[sub]The ban thread for example.[/sub]
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you can get away with having sex on a thread when no-one else is and the thread is at a fast pace.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you end up breaking people down/warming people and giving them hebephillic/sometimes flat out bi-curioius thoughts even though you live in another country, and are far younger than them.
 

Eumersian

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When you try to "get acquainted" with females in the forum games.
[sup][sup][sup]Or maybe that's just me. So lonely?[/sup][/sup][/sup]
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you watch people fail to "get acquainted" with mild interest.

[sub]I'm here for friendship, not for romance.[/sub]
 

TheDoctor455

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When a thread you started shortly after joining dies so thoroughly and completely (after becoming insanely popular for MONTHS) that it can't be found on the forum listings or the search bar.
 

Mettking

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When your eyes glaze over, you start typing posts on several topics at once, yet they're all relivent and several paragraphs long.
 

Dango

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When you start saying "Banned for _____" to total strangers in Left 4 Dead.
 

pyramid head grape

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When your laptop starts to melt.

[sub]yes, this has happened to me. The fan is really bad
I am using said laptop right now[/sub]
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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When you force people to read poetry!

After,
the cold darkness,
in the heart of the forest.
Where birds are singing,
for the new born sun
 

blue heartless

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Hey man, don't sweat it. Nobody knows I'm here anyway.

You know you've been on the Escapist too long when you apologize for being on the Escapist too long.
 

Sgt_Jakeman214

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When you are not sure if The Escapist is the same or worse than TvTropes for opening tabs to read/post in.

I once had 3 windows opened, each full of tabs for The Escapist and TvTropes. I counted them as I closed them after reading. THEY WERE BOTH EVEN!
 

Dango

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When you decide to paint your room white with blue striped for some reason you can't remember...
 

XIII's Number XIV

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When you stay after class on school computers so you can go Gonzo.

*Is totally not what I'm doing...*
 

Doc Gnosis

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When you've got pages of documents stacking up in that tiny little cube.
 

Moros

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When your logged on the Escapist on a computer and two mobile devices at the same time.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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Deadlock Radium said:
When you refresh the page just to see if someone has replied, or is that just me?
Another! HAVE I FOUND ANOTHER?!?


OT: When you remember Off-topic threads no one else does.