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Asterax



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Captiv8 wrote:
I never thought C.R.A.Z.Y. was a character at all, and I still don't. Based on personal e-mail exchanges she seemed like a consistently real, if quirky, person to me. This whole thing stinks of huevos rancheros. Let's lock this bad boy down before more confusion ensues.


Does "Huevos rancheros" have a different meaning where you are? After living in Mexico City this fall, I can tell you this is a very tasty dish!
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:54 pm
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MCGF



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Asterax wrote:
Captiv8 wrote:
I never thought C.R.A.Z.Y. was a character at all, and I still don't. Based on personal e-mail exchanges she seemed like a consistently real, if quirky, person to me. This whole thing stinks of huevos rancheros. Let's lock this bad boy down before more confusion ensues.


Does "Huevos rancheros" have a different meaning where you are? After living in Mexico City this fall, I can tell you this is a very tasty dish!


I, for one, would love to stink of huevos rancheros.
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:14 pm
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Dr Sagacious



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futuristxen wrote:
What are people's thoughts on this sort of thing? I've run into it often on the internet, and my feeling has always been that it's inconsequential. You are ostensibly who my experience makes you, and the experiences that I have with a character are as real as they are with someone who is "real". Everyone on the internet is real, even when they aren't. Maybe especially when they aren't.

Point being that I don't think the writer past a certain point can "retire" a character. What about people who don't see this post, or who died before you got to post it? Or what if people just disregard it? At this point the character as an experience is out of your hands.

There's an egoism to the reveal though that is interesting. The idea that you the author are in control of the audience to the degree that you can pick the story's end in this sort of setting is a special level of arrogance. There's an inate notion of "oh I fooled you", but the person who has been fooled is you because this entire time you thought you were more real than your creation, when in the eyes of the audience there is still no difference.

What's the difference between a Crazy Amy or a Penny Anne Meyer? Just different characters. Neither more real to anyone here than another, y'know.

I'd be interested to know why you bothered with "retiring"?
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:23 pm
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Mr Jenkins



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xGasPricesx



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Well this whole revealing and what not seems more than a little silly to me, but I am happy that I won't` even have to come across any of your posts anymore. For awhile there I thought you were just a pathological liar with all those ridiculous stories, but you were an "internet character" huh? Well, alright then.
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:51 pm
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T-Wrex
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i kinda knew this was a poorly imagined alter ego...
...and it was interesting to see how naive men interacted with her.
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:47 pm
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Lants



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long live raoul degroot
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Jesse Custer



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C.R.A.Z.Y wrote:
I sold him a bag of used shrooms for 3 dollars, hence the moniker Crazy Amy.



What does the word 'used' mean in this context. I'm confused.
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:34 pm
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zeem



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she dug it out of her poop?
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JohnSchwan



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Oops.

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Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:57 pm
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FuseONE



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anomaly wrote:
i have no clue what you all are talking about
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:05 pm
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Disharmony



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Now that I think about it.....weren't you the one with the breast cancer surgery or some type of malicious illness? Cold hearted snake there CRAZY.
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:16 pm
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Plum Puddin'



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C.R.A.Z.Y wrote:

i'm already working on my next character. i have the life of an ex left wing radical turned conservative right wing republican on my plate, in which i profess a love and kinship for America, blue collar workers everywhere and motorcycle dive bars.




sounds riveting.
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Sarcastro



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C.R.A.Z.Y wrote:

to clear up these misconceptions, i have a third name i go by in my real life.

in any case, crazy amy has to die. and i'm going to kill her off!

on my birthday!

after that she'll be trapped between several hundred pages of paper and ink.

i'm already working on my next character. i have the life of an ex left wing radical turned conservative right wing republican on my plate, in which i profess a love and kinship for America, blue collar workers everywhere and motorcycle dive bars.

by the time i've lived both sides of the coin, and finished writing them both down, it should give me a doozy of a third work.


cool
Post Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:13 pm
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