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Title: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 07, 2007, 05:12:10 pm
First of all, a summary of the non-online version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat_Poop_You_Cat . Perhaps you've played it at a social gathering.

Now I direct your attention to the surreal world of The Sentence Game Online: http://www.thesentencegame.com/?pref_index=0

A great timewaster if you have even very low artistic skill (But not too low) and a way with words. I have the same username there as I do here, so feel free to search if you want to see some shining examples of my work.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 07, 2007, 05:19:47 pm
Hey! I played this at a party once. I can't resist joining, it looks like a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: operaghost21 on February 07, 2007, 06:51:43 pm
this game is fun!
and sam, i just realized i wrote a sentence for your picture with the bear, the missile, and the old lady!  ;D :D
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 07, 2007, 06:56:34 pm
Yes, I noticed.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 07, 2007, 07:07:55 pm
I told you on Gabbly I'd join, but then that got interrupted.
Will join soon.
I have a tablet and a good painting program, so this'll be great fun for me.


Good lord, these are funny...
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 07, 2007, 07:15:08 pm
Hilarious! heres an example:

Lord stab chases fearful hippies with scissors
(http://www.emontellese.com/sgame/uploads/4134_pic4.gif)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 07, 2007, 07:18:58 pm
I'm doing one right now. Great find! :D
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 07, 2007, 09:06:48 pm
http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4674

Thats the first one completed. As you can see, photoshop is not very good for this.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 08, 2007, 12:05:56 am
I registered there. Pretty awesome if you ask me, I think i'm going to enjoy this.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2007, 07:03:05 am
Games I've played in so far,

http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4671
http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4673
http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4681
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 08:10:56 am
So you're the one that Butchered Doctor Who  :P
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 08, 2007, 08:43:53 am
haha i made an image to one of your sentances sam :P
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2007, 09:37:14 am
Yay, I finally got to do my first sentence. And then, right after that, another one!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 08, 2007, 09:45:17 am
how do you start a chain?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2007, 09:49:10 am
how do you start a chain?

The little box under the side-menu. But if there are too many active games you can't submit one.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 08, 2007, 10:02:01 am
Gah. I keep getting effectivley locked out due to having done everything I can at the time. =x
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2007, 10:03:44 am
Just started my first game!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 10:48:25 am
Ummmm. Celdur... you know when I said "... Low artistic skill (But not too low)" I did actually mean it.

Half your pictures and sentences don't even seem to have anything to do with the previous sentence or picture.  :-\
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 08, 2007, 10:51:00 am
yeah wel if something is just to hard to draw or something (almost imposible without words) i just make it fast to go to a more fun one....i mean how the hell do i have to draw monty python playing ska....damn
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 08, 2007, 11:29:36 am
yeah wel if something is just to hard to draw or something (almost imposible without words) i just make it fast to go to a more fun one....i mean how the hell do i have to draw monty python playing ska....damn

Other people want to play the game properly. Stop being a n00b.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 08, 2007, 11:31:28 am
damn i think i know why i found out why you guys hate me X_X i posted the same image sometimes :S that wasnt my intention.... :-[
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 08, 2007, 12:04:45 pm
That's not what was being said. Your images are like... indecipherable and your text replies poor. And your admitting here that you "want to go to a more fun one" by rushing your contributions... you may or may not have realised you're screwing other people's fun over by doing that?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 08, 2007, 01:19:26 pm
a screw it i suck at drawing anyway....
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 02:34:25 pm
yeah wel if something is just to hard to draw or something (almost imposible without words) i just make it fast to go to a more fun one....i mean how the hell do i have to draw monty python playing ska....damn
Damn. You got that one? I was hoping they would be recognisable as the Pythons for at least one iteration.   :(
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2007, 04:13:20 pm
Im in there somewhere now too.
I've only taken part in about 6 threads, but its already painfully obvious that "Ghostshark" is trying too hard to be a forced meme. I request, that upon sighting ghostshark, reply with "-disregarding ghostshark" and invent a new sentance for the others to follow on from. If you're drawing, perhaps go with a tin of spam, or a war between ninjas and pirates. Just... twist the subject away from the spam, please?

If a meme cropped up now and then? Fine. If one guy keeps starting threads like "Ghostshark rides a bike at a volcano" or "Ghostshark gets someone to do his hair" or "Ghostshark haunts a shower", it makes the game boring fast. Its not "The ghostshark sentance game". If you spot someone else disregarding the Ghostshark spam, please vote them on the quality, not the subject changing.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 04:55:43 pm
I always twist it round so I don't actually say 'ghost shark'. It seems to work.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 08, 2007, 05:08:41 pm
Wow, how on Earth am I beating KS? I can't even draw!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: operaghost21 on February 08, 2007, 05:11:02 pm
hey guys, i thought we did particularly good on this (http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4715) one  :D ;D
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 05:12:10 pm
Wow, how on Earth am I beating KS? I can't even draw!

You dont have many ratings yet. I was top of the list for about a day. People tend to rate good pics more often than bad ones, so initailly you get a really high rating.

Besides, you did invent spider Jesus  ;)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 08, 2007, 05:13:07 pm
That's true.

Must... resist... urge... to have Spider Jesus avatar...

EDIT: I think everyone should be more active in voting. That's what the system's for, after all. And, you can abuse it by downvoting all ghost shark posts. ;)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 05:14:48 pm
You'd have to find someone to draw him properly... it would just be embarrasing if you used my picture.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2007, 05:28:11 pm
New sentance by Luminar : "Captain Skidmark soon discovered why he was unpopular upon attending the superhero convention".
Picture reply by Celdur : -Ghostshark coming out of the showerhead, the same picture that has been posted in at least three other threads, that has nothing to do with the sentance at hand-

Celdur.. just.. wtf? Stop filling other peoples games with fail.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 08, 2007, 05:31:39 pm
Well, there's ANOTHER thread completley derailed by piss-poor shower shark.. RIGHT at the start too.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Malt on February 08, 2007, 05:35:00 pm
Well, there's ANOTHER thread completley derailed by piss-poor shower shark.. RIGHT at the start too.

You mean this one? http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=post;quote=301483;topic=8374.30;num_replies=33;sesc=ffb9c36a491313fa9d1f03b8e8e83db8

I have to say, I totally saved it from being all about ghost shark.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2007, 05:37:44 pm
You mean this one? http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=post;quote=301483;topic=8374.30;num_replies=33;sesc=ffb9c36a491313fa9d1f03b8e8e83db8

I have to say, I totally saved it from being all about ghost shark.
Nice try. Dont bother fixing it, it was predictable to begin with.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 05:39:33 pm
Celdur. You fail at life.
Sorry, but you just do.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 08, 2007, 05:40:59 pm
No no, "fail" implies he actually had a chance at success.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2007, 06:12:32 pm
I just started the sentence we discuessed on Gabbly. No need for anyone else to.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 08, 2007, 06:27:21 pm
When I said for you guys to vote, I didn't mean for you to downvote every last one.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2007, 06:46:10 pm
Naw, I think we're just downvoting the spam ones (unrelated ghostshark pics, short "Ghostshark says hello" style openers). Though its understandable, because when you click to play, you cant 'pass' something and move on to another, so you're pretty much forced in some size to deal with it (or face probable swams of 1-voters for deliberate inaccuracy). Groomble and Celdur dont really deserve any mercy, I say... but the people just playing the game (forced to deal with GShark) shouldnt be stung just for doing what they're supposed to.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 08, 2007, 07:47:09 pm
Like I said, the mod that was talking to Groomble on his user page seems fairly tired of it.
If you are thoroughly tired of the ghost shark deal, enough to deal with a low vote, simply make a no ghost-shark sign (that red circle with a line through it).
Hell even write in text, "I will not draw a ghost shark." What the hey?

Or you could always just wait an hour and the position goes to someone else, so it says in the FAQ.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: operaghost21 on February 08, 2007, 07:53:03 pm
i say we replace ghost shark with spider jesus. and then take him away to make everyone jealous.  ;)


Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Kishmond on February 08, 2007, 08:00:15 pm
Alright, I've posted 4 pictures and 1 sentence. I would say I am getting better at MS paint drawing in the short time I've been doing it. My first drawing (http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4711) was pretty bad.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2007, 08:53:03 pm
Or you could always just wait an hour and the position goes to someone else, so it says in the FAQ.
Yeah, but thats waiting an hour when you're in the mood to play the Sentance Game. Waiting an hour for a spammer just isnt any good.

i say we replace ghost shark with spider jesus. and then take him away to make everyone jealous.  ;)
Thats a good idea. Draw a simple ghost shark, but then draw Spider Jesus over it, with the text "Ghost Shark makes Spider Jesus cry!". I guess the most important part is giving the following users something to write/draw about, otherwise the GShark counter doesnt really help, either.

If you are thoroughly tired of the ghost shark deal, enough to deal with a low vote, simply make a no ghost-shark sign (that red circle with a line through it).
Perhaps a mini anti-ghostshark sign like that, to put in the corner of your picture... then just fill the rest of the space with something weird enough to get a funny response.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Aybraus on February 08, 2007, 09:17:42 pm
Joined.  Played.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 08, 2007, 09:23:15 pm
I think I drew a pic or something of yours, VFX Watch.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Aybraus on February 08, 2007, 09:23:55 pm
You did.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Cobra on February 08, 2007, 09:28:00 pm
The annoying this is you can't really play at work as the boss doesn't really like you spending a 1/2 hour trying to draw undead sharks flying and battling mongol hordes.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Aybraus on February 08, 2007, 09:30:42 pm
Post-It plus scanner.  Problem solved.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Cobra on February 08, 2007, 09:38:24 pm
Would have worked a while ago when the office scanner was kept on my desk but now it's been moved probably to some more central location where I wont have to be bothered when ever some one wants to scan something.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 08, 2007, 10:03:04 pm
I did a caption for... some odd drawing that lobsta did. I'm sure at least some of you have found his MS Paint stylings to be a bit basic.

I also did a picture for one of Urobororosorur... Uro's sentences.
Find out which one tomorrow.



Augh.
Quickly reading through finished games is one thing, but the waiting to see how your own fits in is agony.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 08, 2007, 10:13:28 pm
I did a caption for... some odd drawing that lobsta did. I'm sure at least some of you have found his MS Paint stylings to be a bit basic.

I also did a picture for one of Urobororosorur... Uro's sentences.
Find out which one tomorrow.



Augh.
Quickly reading through finished games is one thing, but the waiting to see how your own fits in is agony.

I know what you mean, I have like 5 now waiting to be finnish. I mean finished.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 09, 2007, 12:52:13 am
I also did a picture for one of Urobororosorur... Uro's sentences.
Find out which one tomorrow.
I only had two sentances waiting for drawers. I wonder whether you were the unlucky one who got my weird line, or the one who caught my thread starter. At this point, I dont think I would really care if Celdur/Groomble caught my thread starter sentance. I just spent far too long verbally moshing poor Groomble across the site (as opposed to disregarding his tantrums). He decided to drop some low grade trolling on me, and I wanted a change from burning time in MSpaint. Im already burned out on the poor kid, it was fun.  ;D

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Augh.
Quickly reading through finished games is one thing, but the waiting to see how your own fits in is agony.
Especially when you post your stuff before the slow hours hit. Right now there are only 4 active games, out of 21 queued. I feel for you, man.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 09, 2007, 07:52:40 am
like i said something hapend that i posted the same image again....it was not my fault but paints fault....sigh
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2007, 07:54:24 am
I honestly don't think so.
If it happened once it was probably an accident. Twice is stretching credibility. But Ive seen that damn shower-shark at least 4 times now  :(
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 09, 2007, 07:58:41 am
i didnt want to have 53475638 images in my image thing so i overwrited the same file again and again....at least i thought i did....
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2007, 08:00:20 am
and after you had done this twice you didnt actually think to check what the image in the save file actually is?

Not that it matters, since anything you find tough to draw will just end up as some hastilly scribbled stick figures which have no bearing on the previous sentence.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 09, 2007, 08:07:29 am
i know it was stupid but i didnt do it on purpose and i did some cool image`s to.....so .....stfu  :-\
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 09, 2007, 08:41:01 am
Alright, folks. I think you'd do best to leave Celdur alone; he's sorry, and he hasn't done it again.

...as far as I know.


Yeah, I completed a game. Really... really odd picture from THEINTERNETS.
I also see that my pic that went with Uro's sentence is done.

http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4751 (http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4751)
Caution: cartoony boobies.

EDIT: Actually, all of mine finished (five games, three pics, two sentences).
Yippee!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2007, 08:57:08 am
That boobies picture is awesome.

Youve got some major art skillz there  :D
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Great Distance on February 09, 2007, 09:59:14 am
Joined and played. Don't expect nothing but lazy pictures from me.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: emmet on February 09, 2007, 10:29:07 am
Joined!

Already started one, ended one, drawn two pictures and one other sentence.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 09, 2007, 10:29:57 am
Joined and played. Don't expect nothing but lazy pictures from me.

your a great artist you should be amazing....
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: emmet on February 09, 2007, 10:40:16 am
Luminar, I apologize in advance for a terrible picture response.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Great Distance on February 09, 2007, 11:14:01 am
Joined and played. Don't expect nothing but lazy pictures from me.

your a great artist you should be amazing....

Does this (http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4740) look amazing to you?

I'll do something better next time.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 09, 2007, 11:30:25 am
i know it was stupid but i didnt do it on purpose and i did some cool image`s to.....so .....stfu  :-\

You changed your story pretty quickly when it was debunked. That's generally the hallmark of someone who's had a lie exposed.. check yaself before ya wreck yaself.

And i've started responding to ghost shark with increasingly more surreal stuff.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Celdur on February 09, 2007, 12:59:52 pm
Joined and played. Don't expect nothing but lazy pictures from me.

your a great artist you should be amazing....

Does this (http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4740) look amazing to you?

I'll do something better next time.

well it is better than my showerhead....who killed me....i didnt know that...must be in heaven cose im right here behind my computer
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Kishmond on February 09, 2007, 01:02:02 pm
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Gauphastus
Feb 8, 2007 at 11:18:18 PM

(hands on hips, scolding)
Now, Clayface! You aren't supposed to use words in the pictures!
Don't make me crap in your bed!


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Uroboros
Feb 8, 2007 at 11:34:29 PM

And he'll do it too.
I didnt believe him either, at first. But then one morning when I woke up...


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ixari
Feb 9, 2007 at 04:10:54 AM

Yeah and me and Uroboros turned over and it was EVERYWHERE


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Uroboros
Feb 9, 2007 at 04:28:31 AM

Then again, some people like it like that. XD


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Gauphastus
Feb 9, 2007 at 09:06:55 AM

Haha.
Oh, you guys.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 10, 2007, 10:39:31 am
Boy, I sure am getting a lot of Jesus related sentences.
And by I lot I mean two. In a row.
Also, someone else did a Jesus one earlier.

Oh well.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 10, 2007, 11:28:15 am
Yeah, there's a whole lot of jesus on there today.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 10, 2007, 04:46:04 pm
They all just seem to be queued up from the night before, and I guess its better than the alternative. I keep getting absurdly difficult/mundane things to draw though..
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 10, 2007, 06:04:30 pm
There was a sentence I got from Uroboros, "Jesus is not the savior, he's just a haxxor" or something.
I did the pic for that over 12 hours ago, and I've not seen it in a completed game yet.

I just may have caused a problem when I uploaded. See, when I tried to upload a 48 kb JPEG, it said it was too big. It then unfortunately tossed me to the front page, away from my game.
So I clicked back, and found that the timer had restarted. I shrug and figure, "Well, whatever. I'm done anyway."
And uploaded a smaller sized file.

I'm thinking that could possibly have caused an issue.



Or maybe it's just taking forever.  :-\
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 10, 2007, 09:13:28 pm
Whenever you press "play" it throws you into a random game in action. My guess is that if you're unlucky enough, a game you took part in can take ages to complete. Two I was in took about 9 hours, whilst others finished after about 2. Though I have to admit, I was beginning to wonder about that one. It still counted towards the number of games in my profile, so i'll assume its still in the making.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on February 11, 2007, 08:27:09 am
This sucks, I can't draw picture on my Mac so I can't play. I can't download Gimp either because it isn't working, any one know of any sites where I can draw? BTW, I don't have a scanner either.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 11, 2007, 08:46:55 am
There we go, Jesus H4xx0r game has completed, it turned out really well. We had a good line-up of drawers and a few puns. Though I seem to have been voted a straight "1", so im going to assume Groomble and his puppet account/s are still voting me down in a tantrum. He doesnt seem to have realised that other people are voting him low, other than myself.    ¬.¬

http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/ferouscranus.htm
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 11, 2007, 09:39:30 am
I did my first Ghost Shark picture today.
Though in my haste, and upon reexamining the picture, I suppose I may not have represted the 'ghost' part that well.

Oh well. His comrades are all dead in any case.

(you'll see.  :P)


EDIT: This downvoting crap has to stop though. When someone in a game gets downvoted, it makes the entire game's general rating worse.
Not that ratings are that important anyway, but it's all just a bunch of lame spite; nobody needs to get that worked up about that Groomble guy or Hendrix or their ruining of a site fad. He was warned by a few people that by overexposing the thing, he'd be ruining it himself.
Now he's getting all this attention from the arguments and debates, the downvoting, and whatever else.

Don't talk to him, don't acknowledge him, and if you get a sentence from him involving another weak ghost shark plot, do what everyone else seems to be doing: draw something completely unrelated.
It's always funnier that way.  :D
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 11, 2007, 10:36:11 am
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Not that ratings are that important anyway, but it's all just a bunch of lame spite
Not for me it isnt. The rules dont actually say what the rating system is used to gauge. Is it to mark a sentance/picture on accuracy based on the thing that came before it? Is it to mark the general quality of the art/writing? Or is it to mark how much you liked the piece/how funny it was?

I mark it on entertainment, then give or take a few points based on the quality of the thing. That just happens to mean that ghostshark game-starters get low marks, and instant 1's when there are multiple. Given its a forced meme, lots of people are doing this. It does bring down the overall thread score, but if people were voting individual pieces based on what they wanted the threads overall score to be, wouldnt that be... inaccurate?

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He was warned by a few people that by overexposing the thing, he'd be ruining it himself.
And he noted it himself... right before posting a chain of new ghostshark five-worders to start games with. Twisting away from the failshark is easy enough, but it makes the thread continuity shorter by a few steps, which makes it hard to get the really good games in. Y'know, like the "Nothing is happening" or the really old "Cthulhu is a bad houseguest" one.

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Don't talk to him, don't acknowledge him, and if you get a sentence from him involving another weak ghost shark plot, do what everyone else seems to be doing: draw something completely unrelated.
It's always funnier that way
We're trying to work on a universal response to it. Spiderjesus was the way to go until we happened across Jesus-day. Now he's starting to get a little old, too. Drawing/writing about the same thing over and over just gets monotonous, I guess. I'd try cure the problem myself but im terrible at thinking up opening lines with real potential. xP
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 11, 2007, 12:32:47 pm
Oh, I feel the same way. When I said it was just spite, I was referring to the downvoting specifically.

But yeah, I rate pretty much the same way. Usually if something turns me off, it gets a 2 or 1, averages are a 3, and anything that gives me a smile or a lol gets a 4 or 5.
That's about it. I do rate pretty quickly, so it's not like I'm thinking about it too much.

I just don't want to see the place have an underlying downvote/upvote war going on, kind of like YTMND, or worse, Newgrounds.


But whatever. I'm still enjoying myself.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Kishmond on February 11, 2007, 01:15:57 pm
Why does it seem I'n having to draw more pictures than write sentences?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 11, 2007, 01:24:47 pm
I love drawing pictures. I mean... I get very mildly upset that I've got to invest about an hour of my time drawing for a sentence when I get one, but I do enjoy it after all.

My only issue is that I've got a whole bunch of game starters written down, yet I've never been able to start one game.
I'd have to play like 20 in a row and clear them all in order to start one.


PS - Uroboros, looks like Groomble made his puppet account, 'Puppet'.
I know Eric's whole deal on moderators and banning and stuff. I'm not big on it either.
But you know what? This guy really needs to get bent.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2007, 02:51:23 pm
Arrgh! A billion curses on shoddy manufacturing!

Apparently the short distnace from my desk to the ground is enough to put my good wireless mouse permanently out of action, leaving me with the cumbersome potato-shaped object that is my back-up mouse. I think it was made sometime in the nineties.

Anyway, long story short, all my pictures look like crap and I can't do any sentences justice. Grr... lousy forced hiatus from sentence gaming.

Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: HanianKnight on February 11, 2007, 03:01:46 pm
I dont really play the game or anything like that, but if I had money to waste on something I could totally see myself buying some shirts from that game.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Cobra on February 11, 2007, 03:35:14 pm
Sometimes I wish I could just spend an hour of my time at work drawing up pictures alas I can onyl play at home.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 11, 2007, 04:28:18 pm
I dont really play the game or anything like that, but if I had money to waste on something I could totally see myself buying some shirts from that game.
Hah, with some of the slogans/pictures you could get from it, i'd see why.

I love drawing pictures. I mean... I get very mildly upset that I've got to invest about an hour of my time drawing for a sentence when I get one, but I do enjoy it after all.
Yeah. For me the only problem is the amount of time I spend drawing. Im too anal about minor details and things that probably really wouldnt effect the final picture, but i've found myself nearly running out of time on each picture. The hardest part is working out HOW to draw something, how to make it funny, given some of the lines we get are either absurdly difficult, boring, or just too-specific describing lines.

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My only issue is that I've got a whole bunch of game starters written down, yet I've never been able to start one game.
I'd have to play like 20 in a row and clear them all in order to start one.
I've stumbled across the "start new game" thing a fair few times, but I cant for the life of me think of anything worth posting, so I rarely do. I mean, you have to consider what'll be drawn after it. "Groombles face was a fountain of crimson pain" sounds funny, but it'd just likely result in a pretty stock picture of a stickdude being hurt/killed, which in turn would lead to a generic thread. Anything too outlandish like "Fifteen-armed politicians spiralled into the homeless shelter with glee" just makes it hard on the next artist, and will continue on into pictionary-style decipher-art and description lines. So, I dunno, i'll stick to drawing beastiality and guys in straightjackets. ;D

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PS - Uroboros, looks like Groomble made his puppet account, 'Puppet'.
I know Eric's whole deal on moderators and banning and stuff. I'm not big on it either.
But you know what? This guy really needs to get bent.
The only reason I actually bothered with Groomble, was to leave a simple (neutral) message under his profile comment lines : "I've only been here for a little while, but I can already tell you're overusing ghostshark. Seriously man, it got old already". After that? Well, after someone says things like "You need to shut the **** up you insolent piece of trash" enough, you just have to respond. Delicious flamebait, I must eat it. Though like all of the weaker trolls, the moment you give any return-fire, they play the victim card. So, now his new (public) puppet account is supposedly to "serve you right for believing I was downvoting, by openly auto-downvoting you", whilst at the same time somehow prove he isnt the kind to do underhanded things. Its all pretty laughable really, but I still havent made my 'generic response to Groombles openers' image yet.

Do you think the krusty "BAD END" would work? :3
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 12, 2007, 07:47:52 am
Anyway, long story short, all my pictures look like crap and I can't do any sentences justice. Grr... lousy forced hiatus from sentence gaming.

Hell naw. You're one of the better ones around, man. Really, the sentence game is interesting to me because it's a roiling sea of everything - the mediocrity is trying to overpower the quality, but the quality is for once doing a fairly good job of fighting back, so the field is even. Your drawings are alright and you have the kind of dry wit to make comments interesting.

I respond to ghost shark sentences with hasselhoff beatings. I think it's funny.

In other news, it appears Sausage Satan is attempting to become a meme now. Seriously, you can't so much as twitch for creating a meme.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 12, 2007, 08:57:16 am
Well the original Sausage Satan thread was pretty funny. The idea of having a pepperami-style satan wandering around just tickles me. In before Frankführer.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 12, 2007, 12:00:48 pm
Oh, that explains a lot. Groomble has HPPD.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 12, 2007, 12:49:34 pm
Im not sure if I follow, Daxx. What does HPPD have to do with the way Groomble is behaving? :/

Although, since I looked up HPPD on wikipedia, I found a bunch of things on "visual static", "floaters", "mosquito-lights" and non-existant moving/sizechanging. Didnt see anything about the odd color-tinting clouds though. Ah well, so im not completely bonkers after all.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 12, 2007, 02:09:35 pm
Anyway, long story short, all my pictures look like crap and I can't do any sentences justice. Grr... lousy forced hiatus from sentence gaming.

Hell naw. You're one of the better ones around, man. Really, the sentence game is interesting to me because it's a roiling sea of everything - the mediocrity is trying to overpower the quality, but the quality is for once doing a fairly good job of fighting back, so the field is even. Your drawings are alright and you have the kind of dry wit to make comments interesting.

I mean since having to use this ****ty mouse from 1995 or whenever it was made.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 12, 2007, 06:20:18 pm
It affects your general mental state as well; potentially also your need to take out your frustrations on others.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 12, 2007, 09:24:07 pm
It seems this game is a cabable meme-creator, the sheer randomness is sure to create things like spiderjesus and sausagesatan.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 13, 2007, 05:27:46 am
No, it is not "random". "Random" was beaten to death long before the Bob and George community started thinking that screaming about cookies or kittens makes them either random or amusing. It has not been funny since about the third screening of Animaniacs and has long since become garbage so asinine and banal that the majority have adopted it as some kind of infuriating modus operandi for online conduct, so cut it out.

In other news, hendrix for some reason has made another account and is replying to statements with extremely vague and badly drawn pictures.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 08:59:17 am
After enough threads go by, where most of the sentences are made out of unrelated things strung together in a nonesense manner, it stops being random and ends up being 'normal'. Its getting hard to find these things funny when it gets like that. Also, Groomble now seems to be playing like a normal player, as Hendrix5 appears and makes unrelated pictures/sentences. Funny, that.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 13, 2007, 09:00:13 am
Hee hee... sugar harlot.

I can't believe some arsehole downvoted me on that one; I thought it was brilliant.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 10:22:44 am
Hee hee... sugar harlot.

I can't believe some arsehole downvoted me on that one; I thought it was brilliant.
The liquorice-stick remark tickled me more than the sugar-harlot one, but still... thats pretty harsh. :/

My bet is still on Hendrix (or the new hendrix clone account), and if they are both really puppet-accounts/friends of Groomble, then probably Groomble and "Puppet" downvoted too. He's been pretty pissed off since his spam openers got voted "1". Hendrix5 appeared at the same time Groomble stopped being such a total assbat and started to play normally again, so its all probably the work of the same minor propellorhead. Groomble gets an auto -1 on whatever vote I think his pictures deserve, not just because of the stuff he pulled, but also because he admitted to bombing a bunch of my pictures.

I just checked, and it seems the entire thread got downvoted a bit (but mine got the lower vote, it would seem). By "bombing a bunch of my pictures", Groomble didnt like it that I suspected he was the one downvoting things (alongside trolling peoples user pages, throwing tantrums and spamming), so he created a puppet account, posted under it saying something like "I'll use this to help me downvote you", then my average overall rating (user page stat) mysteriously dropped from 3.9 to 2.9.

This one thread you are talking about, Daxx, got pretty good ratings all-around. Though the last time I checked before I saw your post, Groombles pic got a rating of 2.8-ish, compared to the 4's everyone else was getting. Next thing I know, everyone is down to 3's (im at 2), and he is voted up. I know im naturally suspicious, but the guy doesnt exactly have a shining track record as of recent. Also, after that thread, my user-pages average rating dropped from 3.2 to 2.6. Not that ratings really matter (wasting this much time on pictures just for a stat would be feeble), but its still pretty irritating all in all.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 13, 2007, 10:35:11 am
I would suggest we get puppet accounts to upvote everything that gets downvoted, but that wouldn't solve anything.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 10:51:25 am
Yay, I was able to start two games in a row.  ;D


Also, I fired off an email to Eric Montelese or whatever. I figure he won't care much about the meme whoring, but he'll probably get fairly annoyed that someone is multiing.
Pray that it gets Hendrix and Groomble both banned.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 11:04:57 am
It'd also mean we'd have to spend time doing it, and I dont think any of us can really be arsed. Given he just admitted to bombing entire threads now (as opposed to singly downvoting me), we could just vote him "1" on sight, regardless of whether we flip 'heads' and he's actually playing the game, or 'tails' and he's spamming ghostshark... but then that'd drop the overall game rating.

Yay, I was able to start two games in a row.  ;D
I dont recall ever seeing one of your game starters. Hopefully it'll be more original than "Spaghetti sausage bus barrelrolls off an austrian into a crowd of angry memes which are on fire". xP

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Also, I fired off an email to Eric Montelese or whatever. I figure he won't care much about the meme whoring, but he'll probably get fairly annoyed that someone is multiing.
Pray that it gets Hendrix and Groomble both banned.
In the likely event that Hendrix turns out to be Groomble, he'll probably just make a new account. He seems tenacious (and sad) enough to do that.

In other news, i've become terribly uninspired in my pictures. I keep resorting to the same tricks to make a picture look okay, but amount to next to no effort. I just did the "silhouette picture" thing again, for the german kicking a frenchman off a cliff. --;
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 11:22:27 am
That's too bad. You could always just go wild and try to experiment with different things as you play.

In the Jesus haxxor and Ghostbuster pictures, I tried lighting. I was a bit iffy on 'em, but I think the effect came across after all.
In the Zorro picture, I kinda sorta gave perspective a try.
My sentences will probably never improve too much though, because I don't read or write that often.

All I've done for years is draw faces and busts of characters, but now I have to do weird things; that's why I enjoy it so much.
That and the time limit pressure.  :P

Screw around. Get nutty.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 12:18:42 pm
I guess my biggest weakness is trying to keep my work "clean". Not in the vulgarity sense, but more about being easy to understand whats going on. I never try anything too adventurous for fear of botching the attempt and wasting too much time. Im pretty certain the only reason my pictures are remotely coherant or understadable is because im so anal about little things.

I want to give Photoshop more of a try for TSG but there never seems to be enough time, for the amount of messing around you need to do. In paint, draw the outline of the picture, flood with color, draw in shadow sections and fill, then its done. With Photoshop its not so easy. I mean, its good to be able to draw into layers and all, but it gets a touch too hectic, especially with only 1 undo state.
...
Okay, never mind. I only just noticed "step forward" and "step backward", with step backward being a longer-memory undo.
*slaps forehead*

I guess im just trying too hard to be clear, and to draw what other people can understand, rather than having fun. For the grade of picture I put out, I really shouldnt be taking up nearly all of my time limit (and overrunning it in some).
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 12:38:38 pm
I have 100 undo states.  ;D

And again, I have a tablet, so I can work quite fast.
Best way to set it up is to draw your outlines in the default white background layer. Double click the layer and hit okay and it becomes a normal layer; then set its blend mode to multiply, make a layer underneath, and start coloring between the lines. Lines still show up, and you paint right through the white.

That's all I really do.
And I've noticed since I started TSG, I've just been getting faster and faster.
I'm even starting to get enough time to shade, though if I feel I don't have time to shade all of it, I won't bother.

I spend a couple of minutes taking in the sentence. Just about every time I get one, I say in my head, "Oh, good lord. How am I supposed to draw this???". But it comes quickly.
I spend a good five minutes doing research if necessary, finding a reference picture, and then the rest of the time I just spend winging it.
I suppose I'm quite rough. My outlines are made up of many strokes and it can look quite messy, but I don't care.
So long as I convey what I think I need to, simply enough, then it's done.
I like accuracy, but I don't like it to get way complicated.


Also, I can kind of see what you mean now about sentences being lists or descriptions.
I try to avoid it sometimes by using a random phrase. Leaves it wide open, letting the content of the picture almost entirely fall on the hands of the next guy, the artist.

Some of that stuff gets really iffy. But I just use the ratings system to express that.  ;)



And finally, for your information, I am once again screwing in Game Maker. I'm not sure anything will come of it, but if I find some tutorials that teach me well enough, I will make a Heroes of Sentence Game game.
Featuring Wiener Satan, various forms of Jesus, and all that.
But don't hold your breath. I'm terrible at long-term commitment.  :-\
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 04:29:26 pm
...okay, now im finally, genuinely irked :
http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=4846
Dont forget to check out the comments in (next), etc.

Groomble? Fine. We know he's a complete idiot.
Bean? He's just another player, like me. Now, he says that I "pushed" Groomble to do all of this. Somehow telling him his forced meme was getting old, pushed him to do all of this. Someone who was leaving comments like "F**K OFF YOU FAT SL**" in peoples profile pages before I even arrived. That irked me, just like another time, when someone felt I was the badguy for sending an insult back in Groombles direction.

So lets get this right... Hannibal Lecter is having a corpse orgy and thats all fine, but heaven forbid some dude give him a quick slap after he takes a bite out of their ankle.
*rubs his head*
I hate drama, but fate would have me gravitate towards it. Then again, when I referred to ghostshark passively as "spam", that triggered most of the personally directed stuff, and I would have called it that either way. Just... alright... I understand he -used- to be a good player, worth defending and giving the benefit of the doubt, but he's a worthless bag of crap right now, why are people still trying to protect him in the face of what he's doing? Some even preferred to switch the blame onto my head instead, and whilst I can get pretty blunt in these situations, nothing I have said has been out of focus, right?

DOES URO HAVE TO CHOKE A B***H?   xP
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 05:21:59 pm
You really need to not overreact, Uro. As far as I've seen, Groomble spammed some ghost shark, you responded with personal insults to him, which he responded obviously jokingly which you used as more fuel against him... True, he has made some immature remarks, but I see you as having made some, as well.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 06:40:16 pm
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As far as I've seen, Groomble spammed some ghost shark, you responded with personal insults to him
Thats a rather large assumption, especially for a regular who should know at least my general attitude. Its true that people behave differently in different places, but you have at least got an outline of what im like, here.

You really need to not overreact, Uro. As far as I've seen, Groomble spammed some ghost shark, you responded with personal insults to him, which he responded obviously jokingly which you used as more fuel against him... True, he has made some immature remarks, but I see you as having made some, as well.
Yes, I did make some immature remarks. I made quite a lot in fact. Do you know what they call that? Tone matching. After I tried to remain calm and brush him off, after he pursued me through a handful of threads spouting mindless garbage at me, I decided to use his own tactics against him in an effort to frustrate him into giving up. After he belched enough arrogant, vulgar, undeserved insults in my direction, of course I was going to respond. He was adamant about following me and being an ass, so I decided to turn the tables on him. Why exactly is it, MD, that when he throws insults around, they're jokes, but when I make a single one in -retaliation- its below the belt and unnecessary? You know what they call that? A double standard.

Quote from: First contact with Groomble
Uroboros : "I've only been here for a little while, but I can already tell you're overusing ghostshark. Seriously man, it got old already."

Groomble : "I've been here for longer than a little while, and I can tell you that you need to shut the **** up ... you stupid insolent piece of trash. :)"
This is the tone he used throughout all contact with me. Now, if it was just a joke, when I responded badly the first few times (dotted throughout different threads), he should have taken the hint and stopped. As it was, he simply started to do it more intense with each post, punctuating his lines with more wasteful insults. Does that sound like he's just joking? Or does it sound more like he's trying to offend/provoke?

As I said, this was from someone who was eating up a good number of our game starters with "Ghost shark picks his nose" "Ghost shark eats a sandwich" "Ghost Shark wears shoes". This was someone who was scooting through profiles leaving "F**K OFF YOU FAT S**T" without reason, and this was someone who was noted for having a terrible attitude before I even registered my account. Now, giving someone the benefit of the doubt only goes so far, man. Disregarding a bad attitude for the sake of avoiding drama is all good... but I couldnt even passively and politely refer to what he was doing as "spam" without getting a bollocking from him, and then having people call -me- the villain when I told him to stop being an idiot.

What did you think I was going to do? Get to the back of the line and wait my turn to defend him because "once upon a time, he was a worthwhile player". Guess what? He isnt that player any more!. He can openly admit to bombing peoples ratings and they're still willing to defend him and call his target the badguy. Are you people upside-down or what? Yes, some people are willing to say "he's going a little too far", but thats normally right before they proceed to tell me that im the one at the heart of all this.

Fine, you cant track the order in which our comments to each other were made, thats fine. From the sidelines it just looks like a pissing match between two trolls. I just backtracked through the site comments and they're pretty well buried (I was going to fish out some examples of my earlier attitude, trying to ignore his insults, but I got bored at about page 40 in the history). But think about it for a second, i've been here a while and some of you have witnessed my general attitude. Am I the kind of person to go around belching profanity for the simple sake of attacking and frustrating someone? No! Am I the kind of person who gets easily annoyed when some brat runs around kicking sand in peoples faces then tries to play it like they're the ones being attacked? YES!

I was feeling pretty well vented until you dropped by with this, (and in my TSG profile too, telling me that I cant take a joke of all things), and you know what? Its not brain science man, but let me try to simplify this even further just in case anyone here has been re-possessed by the spirit of Mr.Magoo :
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Uroboros is guilty of :
Stooping to Groombles level one night, and retaliating in kind after continued provocation. (retaliatory, and ceased)
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Groomble is guilty of :
Spamming same-subject game openers (ongoing).
Random insults in peoples profiles.
Having a terrible attitude, insulting people in general. (spoken from other members prior to my registry)
Bombing peoples ratings with multiple puppet accounts (ongoing).
Now, just in case you missed that MD. Thats one, halted, retaliatory thing under my name. And four things under Groombles name, two of which are definately ongoing, and all of which are unprovoked. Tell me, who exactly is the bad guy in this? Yeah, I thought so.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 07:05:37 pm
Okay, Eric Montelese got back to me. He seemed to have little clue as to what was going on and it had appeared to him that the two, Hendrix and Groomble, seemed more behaved.

I gave him a list of Hendrix's accounts, directed him to Groomble's puppets and admission of downrating, and referred him to Uroboros' first comment and Groomble's totally uncalled-for response.

I suggested various moderation features and abilities as well, such as stripping members of their right to vote, and removing all current votes.
I'm quite sure that if Groomble had all his votes simply reverted, he would stop. But the ghost shark thing would probably continue... I realized I forgot to address the issue of meme whoring.

Whatever. We'll see. If you have any ideas, mention it on suggestions/bugs or email Eric directly.
I don't care too much about the issue, but it is spilling out into the games now. I do not want to lose interest, but sadly, I am. I'm not worried about my rating or anything because they don't matter that much to me.
My disinterest is almost entirely in all the meme whoring. While I did enjoy drawing everything I've made so far (only ten, but hey), I don't much feel like drawing about variation of Jesus again. I don't want to draw a ghost shark a dozen times.

But I will draw what I get.

I just wish I could see more simple phrases and sentences. I don't mind being stumped by a biggie once in a while, but if it happens all the time, it gets much less amusing.
And in the end, whatever I do there, all of it is for a bit of amusement.

I am just not amused by Groomble and his weak-assed ghost shark lines, or hendrix's on-purpose terrible sentences and drawings as of late.

In conclusion, whatever. I'ma go enjoy myself.  :)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 07:11:55 pm
Yes, I did make some immature remarks. I made quite a lot in fact. Do you know what they call that? Tone matching. After I tried to remain calm and brush him off, after he pursued me through a handful of threads spouting mindless garbage at me, I decided to use his own tactics against him in an effort to frustrate him into giving up. After he belched enough arrogant, vulgar, undeserved crap in my direction, of course I was going to respond. He was adamant about following me and being an ass, so I decided to turn the tables on him.

Tone matching? So you are lowering yourself to his level? I would hardly call that mature.

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Quote from: First contact with Groomble
Uroboros : "I've only been here for a little while, but I can already tell you're overusing ghostshark. Seriously man, it got old already."

Groomble : "I've been here for longer than a little while, and I can tell you that you need to shut the **** up ... you stupid insolent piece of trash. :)"
This is the tone he used throughout all contact with me. Now, if it was just a joke, when I responded badly the first few times (dotted throughout different threads), he should have taken the hint and stopped.
Granted, that is an immature comment from him. That doesn't mean you can "respond badly". That makes you just as bad as him. And yet, you continue to respond to his statements with your "hints", somehow having the delusion that it will make him *stop*.

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As it was, he simply started to do it more intense with each post, punctuating his lines with more wasteful insults. As I said, this was from someone who was eating up a good number of our game starters with "Ghost shark picks his nose" "Ghost shark eats a sandwich" and so on. This was someone who was scooting through profiles leaving "F**K OFF YOU FAT S**T" without reason, and this was someone who was noted for having a terrible attitude before I even registered my account. Now, giving someone the benefit of the doubt only goes so far, man. Disregarding a bad attitude for the sake of avoiding drama is all good... but I couldnt even passively and politely refer to what he was doing as "spam" without getting a bollocking from him, and then having people call -me- the villain when I told him to stop being an idiot.

I don't see you politely referring to what he's doing as spam except for that first statement. The next one I see from you, on his userpage, is:
"Just the incessant drone of your childish whining when somebody doesnt instantly drop down and worship when they're forced to draw/write about GS again, is more than enough on its own."

You start throwing childish insults at him. He may have said some stupid things, but that does NOT give you the excuse to be immature yourself.

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What did you think I was going to do? Get to the back of the line and wait my turn to defend him because "once upon a time, he was a worthwhile player". Guess what? He isnt that player any more! He can openly admit to bombing peoples ratings and they're still willing to defend him and call his target the badguy. Are you upside-down or what? Yes, some people are willing to say "he's going a little too far", but thats normally right before they proceed to tell me that im the one at the heart of all this.

Where does he openly admit to bombing peoples ratings? You can't just say things without support. I've seen his "Puppet" account and it is obviously an attempt to be funny. You accuse him of making puppet accounts, he makes an account called "Puppet" and threatens to bomb ratings. He is obviously just inciting flames from people like you.

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Fine, you cant track the order in which our comments to each other were made, thats fine. From the sidelines it just looks like a pissing match between two trolls. I just backtracked through the site comments and they're pretty well buried (I was going to fish out some examples of my earlier attitude, trying to ignore his insults). But think about it for a second, i've been here a while and some of you have witnessed my general attitude. Am I the kind of person to go around belching profanity for the simple sake of attacking and frustrating someone? No! Am I the kind of person who gets annoyed when some brat runs around kicking sand in peoples faces then tries to play it like they're the ones being attacked? YES!

Regardless of your use of profanity, you still posted with the intent of attacking and frustrating him for spamming and swearing in obvious trollings. Also, he IS the one being attacked, by you. He is not in the right, but that doesn't mean he should be attacked. One can say that you have been the person who "runs around kicking sand in peoples faces then tries to play it like they're the ones being attacked". Groomble may have done this, yes, but you have as well. You insulted and attacked him then claim you have done little wrong, that it was all defensively.

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Its not the fact that this little retard is mouthing off that annoys me, its that people would sooner coo over the shadow of a long-dead veteran, than actually hold his reputation accountable for the REAMS of **** he's pulling off consecutively, and not even bothering to hide any more. There is a line you cross where it goes from internet jackass humor into deliberately doing your best to take a **** on someone. I was feeling pretty well vented until you dropped by with this, (and in my TSG profile too, telling me that I cant take a joke of all things), and you know what? Its not brain science man.
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Uroboros is guilty of :
Stooping to Groombles level one night, and retaliating in kind after continued provocation. (retaliatory, and ceased)
       -Retaliatory, yet still uncalled for.
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Groomble is guilty of :
Spamming same-subject game openers (ongoing).
     -I have not seen more than two or three ghost shark topics from groomble in the past few days.
Random insults in peoples profiles.
     -Yes, he has insulted people. Yet you have insulted him even worse.
Having a terrible attitude, insulting people in general. (spoken from other members prior to my registry)
Bombing peoples ratings with multiple puppet accounts (ongoing).
     -I have seen no evidence of this.
Now, just in case you missed that MD. Thats one, halted, retaliatory thing under my name. And four things under Groombles name, two of which are definately ongoing, and all of which are unprovoked.

Now, assuming people arent going to get possessed by the spirit of "Mr.Magoo" again, tell me, who exactly is the bad guy in this? Yeah, I thought so.

"one, halted, retaliatory thing under my name." I would not say repeated attacks against him is one thing. He may be a jerk, but that in NO way gives you an excuse to "retaliate". You are just as bad as him with your constant assaults against his character. You are the exact person he is hoping to anger with his comments. The main problem, as I see it, is with you constantly feeding his trollings in some feeble attempt to get him to stop.

In summary, Groomble may be a jerk, but that does NOT give you an excuse to be as bad as him. You are only making it worse.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on February 13, 2007, 07:12:06 pm
You really need to not overreact, Uro. As far as I've seen, Groomble spammed some ghost shark, you responded with personal insults to him, which he responded obviously jokingly which you used as more fuel against him... True, he has made some immature remarks, but I see you as having made some, as well.

I'm guessing in that massive posts above which I've not read (tl;dr, sorry guys) this has been addressed, but what planet are you living on? The person initially making personal insults was Groomble, not the other way around. Uroboros simply responded in kind. Groomble basically started and continually made personal attacks on Uroboros first, and any response you're seeing is simply that - a response.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 07:26:10 pm
You really need to not overreact, Uro. As far as I've seen, Groomble spammed some ghost shark, you responded with personal insults to him, which he responded obviously jokingly which you used as more fuel against him... True, he has made some immature remarks, but I see you as having made some, as well.

I'm guessing in that massive posts above which I've not read (tl;dr, sorry guys) this has been addressed, but what planet are you living on? The person initially making personal insults was Groomble, not the other way around. Uroboros simply responded in kind. Groomble basically started and continually made personal attacks on Uroboros first, and any response you're seeing is simply that - a response.

Responding to immaturity with more immaturity, is an immature thing to do, In my honest opinion. That does not mean Uro was right in his responses.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 08:06:51 pm
(tl;dr, sorry guys)
Hah, with me its easily understandable. I felt like throwing up practically every detail so that it couldnt be misinterpretted, again. MD essentially repeated the very thing that irked me.

Responding to immaturity with more immaturity, is an immature thing to do, In my honest opinion. That does not mean Uro was right in his responses.
Its just as well im not trying to be the messiah for mankind then. You're right, it was immature, but has disregarding all of his antics done anything? No. What sent him off the deep end? Two things. My remark that it got old, and my passive reference to GhostShark as spam in another thread. I never caused this. I never "pushed him off the edge". Im not the one causing this as bean (and some others, earlier on in TSG threads) suggested. Thats the one thing that irked me for real.

You might also notice that the a fair part of my 'insults' are actually picking apart his insults. Disarming his approach. At least half of my actual attempts to frustrate him into giving up pursueing me were done through picking apart his choice of insults (as a lot of insults have meanings, a morbidly obese man can barely call a merely plump man 'fat' for example). Yeah, I did drop a few backhand 'straight' insults, but what did he expect? More to the point, what do other people expect?

If someone piston-kicks your pint off a bartop and laughs in your face, does it make you immature if you shout at him for it? Or does it just make it an understandable, mortal response? Thing is, I gave up on trying to frustrate him out of pursueing me on the very same night I started. He hasnt stopped yet, and he was behaving like this from before I had registered.

MD, ultimately, your choice of timing to point out the fact I lack 100% self-control, leaves a whole lot to be desired. I am FAR from some just bumbling, self-righteous troll, even if im prone to get sucked into drama, and I refuse to consider myself anywhere NEAR his level. Even if bumbling is a fairly good way to describe me :P. As I said to someone else who approached me just as you did, what you did is like interrupting said bar-patrons angry grumbling, just to correct him on his pronunciation. I can tell you this much, pal : You didnt help defuse anything.

Im immature? Only about half as much as you are ignorant.
I'd say thats a reasonable comparison.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 08:26:32 pm
MD, ultimately, your choice of timing to point out the fact I lack 100% self-control, leaves a whole lot to be desired. I am FAR from some just bumbling, self-righteous troll, even if im prone to get sucked into drama, and I refuse to consider myself anywhere NEAR his level. Even if bumbling is a fairly good way to describe me :P. As I said to someone else who approached me just as you did, what you did is like interrupting said bar-patrons angry grumbling, just to correct him on his pronunciation. I can tell you this much, pal : You didnt help defuse anything.

Im immature? Only about as much as you are ignorant.
I'd say thats a reasonable comparison.

My whole argument is based on my attempts to make you realize how much of a jerk you have been. It appears I have failed.

 "what you did is like interrupting said bar-patrons angry grumbling, just to correct him on his pronunciation." You did this exact same thing to Groomble.

And, insulting me just reinforces my point.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 08:35:36 pm
My whole argument is based on my attempts to make you realize how much of a jerk you have been. It appears I have failed.
So tell me, if I am a jerk for retaliating against a sustained attack, what does that make Groomble? You seem to have totally misinterpretted what a "jerk" is supposed to be. If anything, you're being a bit of a jerk right now.

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"what you did is like interrupting said bar-patrons angry grumbling, just to correct him on his pronunciation." You did this exact same thing to Groomble.
No, you see, because he is the one kicking over my pint and laughing in my face. If I was where you said I am in that analogy, I would have to step in on him during an arguement with someone else, in which he is the victim, and criticise him unnecessarily, with horrendous timing.

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And, insulting me just reinforces my point.
If calling you ignorant, is an insult, then what would be calling me a jerk, calling me immature, saying im attacking someone when it is obviously the other way around? Calling someone ignorant can be a way of insulting, but in this case, I am simply saying you are willfully ignoring facts, to suit your own biased cause. Now, with the same kind of thinking in mind, try not to be offended by this :
You're hopeless.

The following post has been rated tl;dr;, but im posting it for the hell of seeing just how you'll twist it.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 08:49:18 pm
My whole argument is based on my attempts to make you realize how much of a jerk you have been. It appears I have failed.
So tell me, if I am a jerk for retaliating against a sustained attack, what does that make Groomble? You seem to have totally misinterpretted what a "jerk" is supposed to be. If anything, you're being a bit of a jerk right now.


I have already stated that Groomble is a jerk.

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"what you did is like interrupting said bar-patrons angry grumbling, just to correct him on his pronunciation." You did this exact same thing to Groomble.
No, you see, because he is the one kicking over my pint and laughing in my face. If I was where you said I am in that analogy, I would have to step in on him during an arguement with someone else, in which he is the victim, and criticise him unnecessarily, with horrendous timing.
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I must have misread that, my bad.
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And, insulting me just reinforces my point.
If calling you ignorant, is an insult, then what would be calling me a jerk, calling me immature, saying im attacking someone when it is obviously the other way around? Calling someone ignorant can be a way of insulting, but in this case, I am simply saying you are willfully ignoring facts, to suit your own biased cause. Now, with the same kind of thinking in mind, try not to be offended by this :
You're hopeless.

The following post has been rated tl;dr;, but im posting it for the hell of seeing just how you'll twist it.

Good point, but I stand by my comments of you acting like a jerk. I merely meant to point out that you have been a jerk in response to Groomble, that is all, I am not saying Groomble is correct in his comments, nor that your response to him is completely uncalled for. I am done here; I can not convince you of anything and neither can you change my opinion.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 08:56:57 pm
This post has been rated tl;dr. Please disregard at your leisure, as it only contains specific replies to MD.
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"Just the incessant drone of your childish whining when somebody doesnt instantly drop down and worship when they're forced to draw/write about GS again, is more than enough on its own."
The childish whining I was referring to were insults and patronising in other threads, before that comment, which he gave in reply to people saying ghostshark was annoying. This isnt an insult, this is an observation telling him he's going too far. Yes, there are a tone there which can be taken as an insult, but I wasnt going to spend much time trimming it for an obvious troll, was I? That is his userpage, it remains even through the passing of other threads and their contents. What you see there is not a complete timeline. Though you do get to see some of it coherantly towards the end.

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You start throwing childish insults at him. He may have said some stupid things, but that does NOT give you the excuse to be immature yourself.
Tell me, why is it when he calls me a "bastard dwarf", an "insufferable pr**k" or dots "f**ker" "as***le and "moron" around his posts, they're just "stupid things" you feel are insignificant and worth overlooking, but when I use mostly just a patronising tone, thats being immature? Again, double standard. It appears either your view or your vocab is biased. If its just your view, consider yourself placed on ignore. If its your vocab, i'd thank you to stop trying to dictate to me how I should behave in the face of being followed and provoked by someone with a horrendous track record. A

ll you have on me is "You didnt act perfectly". You arent my judge, jury and executioner, I dont have to answer to you. No, I -especially- dont have to answer to you, given your poor ability to judge situations. The way you're speaking, sounds a lot like those people who thinks that a burglar should be allowed to sue a house-owner, when he hurts his leg breaking in to their property.

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Where does he openly admit to bombing peoples ratings? You can't just say things without support. I've seen his "Puppet" account and it is obviously an attempt to be funny. You accuse him of making puppet accounts, he makes an account called "Puppet" and threatens to bomb ratings. He is obviously just inciting flames from people like you.
I cant be assed to backtrack through every thread (from most recent) to find it, but im not the only person who saw it. No doubt you'll take this as admission of guilt, but its not like you're exactly in-phase with reality on this subject. Yes, I can throw accusations around, or rather, I can suspect someone who has has been an unrelenting troll from the moment I arrived, to be the one also downvoting. Ever heard of the term "if the shoe fits"? He earned a bad reputation, of course he's going to be suspected. He owns "puppet" and "puppet2", and claimed in the comments to have been downvoting me, and left another message to say when he stopped for the night. I was online during this time, and my profile page shows my average rate dropped from 3.9 to 2.9. Another time, after another exchange of remarks with him, it dropped from 3.2 to 2.6. Do you still think its a joke? When rates drop that fast and only a max of 2 threads pass, when notice my drop in rates, what the hell am I supposed to think? Well gee, he admitted to doing it, and said when he stopped, and during that period my rates dropped substantially, maybe he didnt do it! Get real.

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Also, he IS the one being attacked, by you.
If one of us has to be called attacker, than he, the one who struck first, multiple times, before I retaliated, gets the honor of that title.

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One can say that you have been the person who "runs around kicking sand in peoples faces then tries to play it like they're the ones being attacked". Groomble may have done this, yes, but you have as well. You insulted and attacked him then claim you have done little wrong, that it was all defensively.
No, I didnt run around kicking sand in peoples faces at all.
Go on, go find someone who I randomly, obnoxiously attacked without reason.
Go on! Oh wait, you cant do it can you? Because I dont do that, unless for some absurd reason im just simply not aware that I do it, in which case I must be sleep-trolling. :P Unless you can actually find a time I trolled someone else out of nowhere, that kind of pisses on your little theory doesnt it? Did that sound harsh? Too bad, I dont feel like being overly polite to you after you blindly lob this stuff at me, whilst disregarding the scope of the situation. I seriously dont respect you for it at all.

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"one, halted, retaliatory thing under my name." I would not say repeated attacks against him is one thing.
Neither are repeated attacks against me, but for the sake of fairness I encapsulated all his attacks into one, and all my retaliatory remarks into one. Only WAIT! I didnt even write "Pursueing Uroboros, attacking without reason (ongoing)" in his list, did I? That should be 1 thing im guilty of, and FIVE things he is. Yeah, that would be more accurate. Actually, no it wouldnt, it would only be accurate if I fished up the precise number of people he has insulted without reason and added them each to his list. We could always attempt to tally up the number of individual insults per person but that would just be pedantic, given he covers several areas of trolling, rather than a single return-fire incident. They dont compare, man. You dont need to add the figures to be able to tell an elephant is heavier than a mouse.

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He may be a jerk, but that in NO way gives you an excuse to "retaliate". You are just as bad as him with your constant assaults against his character. You are the exact person he is hoping to anger with his comments. The main problem, as I see it, is with you constantly feeding his trollings in some feeble attempt to get him to stop.
I dont hope to anger him with my comments any more, I told you. I stopped the same night that I started. And no, to be as bad as him, i'd have to cover more subjects of trolling than a single flame-back session. Besides, i'd sooner make a feeble attempt to get a troll to stop, than make multiple sustained feeble attempts to start fights.

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Good point, but I stand by my comments of you acting like a jerk. I merely meant to point out that you have been a jerk in response to Groomble, that is all, I am not saying Groomble is correct in his comments, nor that your response to him is completely uncalled for. I am done here; I can not convince you of anything and neither can you change my opinion.
In response to Groomble? Yes, I was a jerk. Was I a jerk without reason? Or without scope? Would I have continued if he apologised or stopped? Was I unreasonable? Do trolls of his magnitude deserve the benefit of the doubt or an ounce of politeness after they repeatedly spit in peoples faces? No to all of them.

Now, more to the point, what exactly do you intend to achieve by defending an insufferable brat like Groomble, when he is already getting his way, has a hoarde of people brainlessly defending him despite his actions, and at expense of openly criticising someone he was still targetting? What the hell are you people playing at? Do you just want someone to look down at someone but Groomble is too much of a 'moving target' for you? You people really dont think things through, do you?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 13, 2007, 09:18:11 pm
I have said I am done. I have stated my opinion. I will not continue this argument.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 13, 2007, 09:28:06 pm
And I said I was going to make a follow-up post, disarming each of your criticisms. Shame I only saw your "I wont change" post when I tried to send my large one. Oh well. So it is done. In future, keep your double standards and pointless, biased opinions to yourself, until you have an actual point to make and a reality to ground yourself in, and not just the hidden equivilent of an "I could do better", thank-you-very-much. Your input in regards to this was not appreciated or welcome at all.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on February 14, 2007, 03:42:45 am
Okay, Eric Montelese got back to me. He seemed to have little clue as to what was going on and it had appeared to him that the two, Hendrix and Groomble, seemed more behaved.

Oh, **** it. They're all incompetent. As per bloody usual the ones in charge don't have a damn clue what they're doing and completley fail at being effectual in any way.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 14, 2007, 10:33:52 am
 :-\ Well... I got his response from my follow-up email.
He says the suggestions I made were worth digesting. Sounds like he'll consider them.
There is also a forum in the works, a minor suggestion I made postscript.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: MetallicDragon on February 14, 2007, 07:48:48 pm
It appears me and Uroboros' altercation has killed this thread  :'(.


Anyways, I'm hoping to see a sentence that has "Koyaanisqatsi" in it somewhere.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 16, 2007, 10:12:23 am
What's going on at TSG now?
Seems a new little argument is burning away, and it regards using pictures as diagrams to describe the sentence.

I'm fairly sure I inadvertently lit the fire for that one.
But it was mostly about this time where Groomble made what was basically a rebus puzzle with his picture, using small drawings to completely word out the sentence.
That's boring.

Now Groomble is calling Luminar a pretentious POS.  :-\


That community is so unstable. I wish it could take more of a beating than a bit of criticism or harsh words.
Actually... no, take 'community' and switch it with Groomble.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on February 16, 2007, 12:24:49 pm
Seems a new little argument is burning away, and it regards using pictures as diagrams to describe the sentence.
I wouldnt really call that an arguement, Peon just decided to slip a snide remark in, then 'hilarity' ensued. Dengar and Bean just seemed to try defusing it/add lol'age. Groomble on the other hand...

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I'm fairly sure I inadvertently lit the fire for that one.
You need to stop blaming yourself. :P

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Now Groomble is calling Luminar a pretentious POS.  :-\
He's just a drama vulture, he tries too hard to get under peoples skin. ->
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Pulchritude : i thought groomble was cool, but now it seems he only cares about being a douchebag
Groomble : I don't know where you got that impression, but its a well known fact that I only care about being a douchebag.
Uroboros : Apparently he used to be a decent player...
Groomble : I'm still an excellent player, just the game is different.

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Actually... no, take 'community' and switch it with Groomble.
Pretty much. Some of the other players can piss and whine a bit sometimes, but thats just the nature of any body of people on the internet. Thing is, the only real player being an real ass in there seems to be him. Hell, I havent even seen Luminar and Malt gnaw at each others ankles there yet.

I havent been playing much the last few days, its all just gotten tiresome. Thrown a few votes in, checked what new stuff came up (posted a few new games), but not really thrown in my usual pictures. Ideally drama should be left for games where you can shoot the other guy in the head, regardless of team. Then where you get to listen to four punks screaming at each other over voicechat, before nuking the entire team and going offline to suck their thumbs. :P
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: /lurk on February 16, 2007, 04:22:21 pm
This looks like ever such a fun game.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on February 17, 2007, 11:13:29 am
It is when you're just playing it and enjoying yourself.
That's all I'm going to pay attention to from now on.

Today, there were only like 14 games going. One after the other, I submitted several starter sentences.
If anyone is going to play, chances are they'll get one of mine.

EDIT: Well, sorry to say, but TSG is complete ass.
I don't want to become a member (ie. pay a fee) just to avoid the douchebags that are ruining it.

The Sentence Game officialy fails.

Got anything else?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 05, 2007, 05:07:39 pm
I'm afraid I have to agree with you... although maybe this unfortunate little incident will snap the admin out of his complacency when it comes to banning people.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on March 06, 2007, 12:43:54 am
The thing has been beset by people who are just outright spamming with a ton of sockpuppet accounts. I've seen a lot of ****ty admins in my time online but Eric has seriously got to be the most lazy bastard i've seen yet. He set himself up for this by sitting on his hands with his jesus policy of love everyone, ban no-one. And I saw him in one of the troll games which somehow glitched and extended itself massivley in length saying it was one of his favourites. It's patently obvious he doesn't intend to do **** about it.

So yes, TSG has reached catastrophic levels of fail. A shame really, it's a good premise only absolutley ruined by inhuman levels of apathy and incompetence. Shame of it is we'd be hard pressed to do our own version here on the forums due to the openly visual nature of a forum.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on March 06, 2007, 01:22:53 am
I just spent like ten minutes trying to figure out a way to do it in PMs but then it would take freaking forever. I figured it would require a middle man to pass the necessary game part along, but that just slows it down hugely.
TSG.com's system is fine. There just needs to be a touch more 'iron fist' in there, and I somehow can't see that happening.
I won't say I'm an expert in this sort of thing, but I would have at least predicted a popularity boom and a percentage of douchebags with it. For every problem, there is a solution.
...and for every solution, there is eventually going to be circumvention.
*shrug*

I guess wouldn't mind becoming a member. I don't really play all that much though. First time I gave up on the place was due to all the wild meme-whoring and boring games; I also pretty much stopped caring to spend five to ten minutes doing research every time just to be accurate (I liked being accurate, 'cause it tends to be surprising; I aimed to impress and amuse, not simply to satisfy). That's not a problem though. I could definitely get into that groove again.
I'm mostly tired of drawing the same thing over again, even though I really didn't do it that often. I suppose it was mainly the idea of having to do it that started turning me off.
There's that and how harshly sentences are rated.  :-\

Eric says he can work with me on the issue of not playing often, but I'm still really skeptical. I come back today and I find that the site is totalled by dumbass. While I'd like the security of the member's only area, I feel like I'm being forced to make a choice I can't say I'm ready to make just yet.
That 10 minute minimum on drawings was a good idea though, I guess. Apparently done to slow down those morons, which is at least something.

I sent Eric a whole list of stuff before, but nothing seems to have come of it.
I also sent him more today mostly regarding re-registering and email validation and all that, a bunch of solutions to possible problems.

I'd like it if I ran my own or assisted someone else, but it really does sound like it'd turn out to be a huge pain.
I don't know.


I can't believe I'm saying this, but phooey.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Uroboros on March 06, 2007, 02:36:55 am
TSG.com's system is fine. There just needs to be a touch more 'iron fist' in there, and I somehow can't see that happening.
The thing was, the guy who runs it all said that he cant find a way to truly ban people without putting domains on a ban-list. You know, register a new free email account, open a new account with it, start spamming again. I can understand that, but even opening new accounts takes a bit of time, and if he kept banning the tenacious ones they'd get bored of having to go through the cycle and just leave.

Ever since the long-winded Groomble crap I sat through, and that a good number of my pictures were never really voted back up from the 1-bombs, I lost a lot of faith/fun in the game. I stuck around for a while, occasionally opening a new sentence and voting on other peoples threads (as I noticed before the trollburst, people were voting down the other good stuff, and voting up the terrible). I said it a while back outside of the forum and i'll say it here : "R.I.P : The Sentence Game".

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I guess wouldn't mind becoming a member. I don't really play all that much though. First time I gave up on the place was due to all the wild meme-whoring and boring games; I also pretty much stopped caring to spend five to ten minutes doing research every time just to be accurate (I liked being accurate, 'cause it tends to be surprising; I aimed to impress and amuse, not simply to satisfy). That's not a problem though. I could definitely get into that groove again.
I'm mostly tired of drawing the same thing over again, even though I really didn't do it that often. I suppose it was mainly the idea of having to do it that started turning me off.
There's that and how harshly sentences are rated.  :-\
I figured that Groomble, puppet/puppet2/etc, hendrix and the others, were just serving the hosts purposes, by trying to herd people towards registering, and that might have been the real reason why he didnt show -any- interest in sorting things out. I guess now he's paying the price. As for the picture/sentence content, I definately have to agree there. Having strange, nonsensical things to draw can be fun sometimes, but by the end I was really missing coherance. If what you're told to draw is just too strange/elaborate, you just really dont feel like trying any more, especially once the room for interpretation was practically eliminated.

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While I'd like the security of the member's only area, I feel like I'm being forced to make a choice I can't say I'm ready to make just yet.
Anybody who keeps playing and wants to actually have good games, are pretty much forced to register. For all intents and purposes you can consider TSG a pay-game now.

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I'd like it if I ran my own or assisted someone else, but it really does sound like it'd turn out to be a huge pain.
I had thought about it too, but the trouble is I have no real knowledge of programming/scripting. I can pick up the basics given a little while, but it wouldnt be enough to fix up a stable HTML-based TSG replacement. Anybody trying to fill those shoes would probably have a lot of frustration on their hands, so if the game ever reincarnates, it would probably be better to do so, through an actual client program rather than HTML.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on March 06, 2007, 03:33:57 pm
Dude... he just gave everybody (that he knows he can trust anyway) a temporary one-week membership.

Trying really hard to press those memberships. This is probably reacting from that comment I made about not knowing what I'm getting into with memberships (wanted to know about the intelligence level, quality, etc.)

I still have my doubts. It seems from all those issues in the past and the recent stupidity that I've become almost completely uninterested.  :-\

Oh well.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2007, 04:20:17 pm
I don't know why, but I keep getting this weird feeling that this sentence game thing is like society in microcosm.

The guy in charge is naturally a member of the privileged elite. When the paupers start complaining of the constant troll attack at first he thinks theres no problem, then pushes everyone to be like him and live in a troll-proof castle, despite the fact this is impossible for some.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on March 06, 2007, 04:42:37 pm
There's always http://eatpoopucat.com
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Kishmond on March 06, 2007, 08:10:02 pm
I dunno, I think once I get enough money (see also: any money) I'll sign up for the membership. KS did, and those are some good people playing amongst the clutter.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2007, 12:31:54 am
No I didnt. I got a weeks free like everyone else because of the troll attacks.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on March 07, 2007, 02:04:29 am
He can stuff it up his backside. He honestly means to tell me that in the midst of a colossal troll attack that he's shown absolutely zero resolve to do anything about, it JUST SO HAPPENED to be a coincidence that not only did a huge swath of un-ruined members only games appeared out of thin air, but the scent of un-ruination also JUST SO HAPPENED to get wafted under our noses? This'd be deciet if it wasn't as transparent than a window.

Also as my sweetheart (you know her as RacieB) on MSN just pointed out to me, if he can figure out who the non-wreckers are, how come he cant get rid of the ones who are? Seriously, how flagrant can one person get in getting people to do something.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Daxx on March 07, 2007, 03:17:26 am
You can't really blame the guy for building a business model that encourages people to pay for a better experience (if that's his intention). That's pretty much what the entirety of the world's service industry is built on.

Also, I didn't get a free membership. But then, I don't play it any more since that crap kicked off. Heh.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Abraxas on March 12, 2007, 11:50:22 pm
Hello All!

I just found this thread and wanted to reply to some of the posts.  The trolling that became a problem at the end of this thread has been resolved.  I made a lot of changes due to suggestions from users (like Gauphastus, who had some excellent ones) and added banning of users and IPs.  I also added moderators who can ban users.

I created this site as a hobby for some friends of mine, and when it started to get bigger, I created the Member area as a way to guarantee that users who really enjoy the game can have clean, good games.  The trolling at that point was really minor and I just figured it was easier to ignore them (since, generally, trolls get bored and leave when ignored).  In the recent trolling episode, however, the shear volume was enough to ruin the game for a couple of days.

I've definitely not been "sitting on my hands" though - I was actually up most of the night after that trolling cleaning it up and adding memberships, etc.  I happened to not see it happen for the first evening -- which is why it went on so long.

The "infinite" game Luminar mentioned was a very old one that was due to a glitch in development.  I said it was a favorite just as a joke. 

I added the temporary memberships as a way to keep the "good" users like you guys from being frustrated by the trolling.  (which is the reason why Luminar noticed a slew of clean member games all at once -- it was the influx of temporary members).  We just started passing them out to anyone we saw playing who had some history showing they're not a troll.  Certainly, as was suggested, I wouldn't mind more paying members -- the website isn't free, of course; it's the memberships that keep it running.  That being said, the real reason I created the site it to have a fun game, and a fun community.  I'm really just happy if I break even.

I've also tried to stop the "meme whoring" (as it has been so referred) - like "Ghost Shark".  The recently-added wiki, actually, is good for that; since it really lets users know how annoying these continuing memes are.

I think that the game will continue alright as an HTML game -- just needed a bit of (more) security.  That being said, there's always going to be some jerk who wants to ruin something fun; and they'll probably always get a couple of ruined games in there.  I honestly didn't think that 0.20 a day was much for someone if they wanted to guarantee that they wouldn't have any ruined games.  If I've insulted someone who cannot afford the memberships then I am truly sorry for that.  I am very open to suggestions.  If you'll take a look at the release notes or forum pages of thesentencegame,  I hope it's an indication of my dedication to improve TSG and to take all of your thoughts into account.

That's all I've got for now -- I do hope you'll stop by again and give it another shot.  The recent games have actually been really great and it'd be a real shame to lose you guys because of one bad trolling episode.

(and feel free to post a reply to this - I'll stop back in in a day or two to check the thread)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Abraxas on March 12, 2007, 11:52:05 pm
Forgot to mention that I am the guy running TSG  :)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 13, 2007, 12:17:37 am
Forgot to mention that I am the guy running TSG  :)

Oh crap, I was about to get made at you for double posting and not editing but now I am lost in respect.

As yes, I think we are going to give it another shot.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Abraxas on March 13, 2007, 10:29:38 am
Oh crap, I was about to get made at you for double posting and not editing but now I am lost in respect.

Apologies... I don't frequent the forum and didn't know.  I'll be sure to do so in the future.  Any thoughts on my other post?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: LadyM on March 13, 2007, 10:33:48 am
Welcome Abraxas, I think its nice that you came by here and registered to let everyone know about your game and the updates. The game was really popular amongst our members. I think they might give it a second chance. Feel free to hang around here and post in our forum.  :)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 13, 2007, 03:58:02 pm
Welcome Abraxas, I think its nice that you came by here and registered to let everyone know about your game and the updates. The game was really popular amongst our members. I think they might give it a second chance. Feel free to hang around here and post in our forum.  :)

Yes. Please stay. I bet you could make some awesome forum games.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on March 13, 2007, 05:13:05 pm
One instance of sitting around doing squat was one too many as far as i'm concerned. Probably drama, but i'm done with that place.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Abraxas on March 13, 2007, 06:09:42 pm
One instance of sitting around doing squat was one too many as far as i'm concerned. Probably drama, but i'm done with that place.

Luminar, I'm sorry to read that -- but I assure you that I wasn't "sitting around doing squat."  I missed that first evening of trolling due to spending an evening with my wife (you'll have to take it up with her if you have a problem with that  :-\  haha).  After I became aware of the problem I was furious at the trolling and immediately made changes to fix it.  Sorry if it was too slow for you.

If you're "done with" it then oh well... but nonetheless I'm glad to have found this forum so as to have an opportunity to explain what happened to other readers - and once again invite you guys to give it another shot :)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: emmet on November 03, 2007, 01:05:39 pm
*Bump*

Thought this deserved a bump, I have gotten back into this and it would be nice to see the GS members around...
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on November 03, 2007, 01:14:06 pm
Well, I suppose I'll just do one for now...

EDIT: Or not.
I have one hour to submit something... but where are the entry fields?
There are none. Every single game has its spot taken according to the message here.

Bleh.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Veraal on November 03, 2007, 01:27:18 pm
I thought this was a new thread, and i saw Malt on the first page.

*shivers*
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Luminar on November 03, 2007, 10:24:54 pm
Give it a rest Veraal, you don't earn brownie points for sucking up to moderator decisions with overblown feigned disgust "humour".

And no, the site still appears to be a pile. I fire off a sentence every now and then, but it seems like the place is still infested to the brim with trolls and with zero capacity to repel them. Graffiti boards and new layouts aren't going to alleviate that.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Abraxas on November 05, 2007, 08:32:44 pm
Actually, we haven't had any trolling in months.  Most of the trolling protections have worked and only a small number of games are ruined by trolls -- and these only when users don't click the "mark as spam" button.  The layout and graffiti board are unrelated.  Over the past weekend, TSG was reposted to gamingsteve and also to somethingawful.com, which brings lots of new good users, but also new trolls.  I'm not sure why you're always so quick to criticize, Luminar -- the game is steadily improving, and I do continue to take comments and suggestions that you and others make.

Gauphastus - I'm not sure what you are seeing, but your feedback is the first I've heard of this (and over the past few days there have been nearly a thousand submissions a day).  However, I have emailed you and hope to take care of the bug as quickly as possible!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 10, 2010, 03:02:07 pm
Alright, dudes. I was thinking of bring this back up. It's been a long time as you can see (since 2007).
Lots of stuff happened between then and now, we've all grown up a bit.

So let's forget all that crap and make stupid sentences and drawings again. Art and writing skills need not necessarily napply.
I mean apply.
It's all in good fun, telling a very brief and disjointed story. Feel free to read some of the recent games. More often than not, this stuff can be pretty damned funny.


EDIT: And feel free to read this thread for some good old timey e-drama.
Uh, no disrespect, guys. You know I love you.

Oh, and Celdur.

NEVER FORGET.
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7607/4713pic1.png)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Clarke on October 10, 2010, 03:29:09 pm
So how do we start this off?
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 10, 2010, 03:54:09 pm
Well, there's no telling who you'll end up with in a game. The system on the site manages where everybody needs to go.
After you register, you click that play button on the side and do what you're told basically. Sentence or picture based on whatever came before.
If you're luck, you might get to start a new game.

It's looking pretty slow at the moment so if we powered through quite a bit, we might end up in many games together. Still need more players to keep things going though.
I'm sure these guys will look forward to the new blood. They were quite the thing for a long while there when Somethingawful found out about them.
Doesn't look like that's how it is as much anymore, but it's hard to tell sometimes.


Anyway, yeah. Click play and enjoy. Link us to the story when it finishes if you want. :3
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Rysworld on October 10, 2010, 08:12:02 pm
I would play, if I could draw anything recognizable in Paintbrush.

Whatever, practice make perfect, so I'll have to practice.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 10, 2010, 08:57:43 pm
This thing is really good for some intense drawing practice. They give you a whole hour to complete a drawing and I would often use pretty much all of it making sure everything was just so.
Really good exercise there I think, getting an idea from a simple sentence and extrapolating it into a drawing for the next guy.

Be sure to give it a try. I'll be playing it a bit when I get up tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Putspooza on October 11, 2010, 09:33:57 am
This looks like fun. Drawing posted pchooo.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 11, 2010, 10:01:42 am
I'll join you!

EDIT: I just completed a game.
Went to take on another one and it's Krakow Sam's.
I don't wanna draw Nyarlathebolelfefethetep or whatever the blah.

Blah!

EDIT2: I nutted up and just did it.
It's not colored though, but my coloring sucks anyway.
It'll suffice.

EDIT3: I've done even more games now. I think that's two sentences and three drawings. :)
Completed this one.
http://www.thesentencegame.com/view.php?gview=9542
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 11, 2010, 02:43:21 pm
I don't wanna draw Nyarlathebolelfefethetep or whatever the blah.

Nyarlathotep, Great Messenger, bringer of strange joy to Yuggoth through the void, Father of the Million Favoured Ones, Stalker among the Stars.

Ia! Shub Niggurath!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 11, 2010, 02:56:44 pm
That's cool. Let me try one.

Byerkenhur, Fatal Neighbor, carrier of illegal goods to Maine via the highway, single but interested, hacker among the 133t.

Yo! Fuggin sho nuff!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 11, 2010, 04:05:10 pm
Sevit-Segid, Gargler in the Mist, misplacer of the only working ballpoint pen, winner of the bi-annual Leng chilli-cookoff, changer of the station.

Ah! Pawk ah man!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 11, 2010, 05:20:41 pm
Lagra'ak, Iron Shoulder, foister of unqualified applicants to the office, creator of the Ultimate House MD Fanclub, ambler around the market.

Wat! Solt 'n peppor!



We need a generator.

Anyway, I'm still waiting for these damn sentence games I was in to end. We need more participants!
Get in there, you dorks!
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 12, 2010, 08:04:50 am
Yeah, the games are way slower than I remember them.

Some of the sentences I've got have been pretty lame. Sort of makes it hard to get motivated to draw a picture when the sentence barely contains any nouns.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 12, 2010, 09:03:15 am
I love those. Then you just invent crap.
But yeah, I can understand how it might demotivate.

What demotivates me is something I have to go dig around to find references for so I can make it even remotely recognizable.
¬_¬

Sam.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 12, 2010, 10:58:26 am
Ain't I a stinker?   ::)
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Gauphastus on October 12, 2010, 09:23:04 pm
Sheesh. Someone's being a dink.
I had like.. two ratings of 5 on my Nyarlathotep submission. Then a third rating came in and it dropped to ~3.6.
By my calculations, that means someone rated it a 1.

Yes, I am mildly annoyed.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 13, 2010, 05:07:46 am
I gave you a 5.
Title: Re: The Sentence Game... online!
Post by: sgore on October 15, 2010, 12:33:57 pm
This game appears terribly addictive...wonder why I didn't participate the first time around.