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antichristhill 5 33.33%
Jinxed 6 40.00%
Kai "the spirit" 11 73.33%
The Mediocre Pumpkin 4 26.67%
Mirror_Spock 4 26.67%
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Old October 28 2012, 02:22 AM   #16
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Re: VOTE thread: Misc. Avatar Contest - "What Makes You Smile?"

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How about any animal in a costume? Or costumes of animals to make it a bit of a broader topic? So, "animal costumes". Just an idea.
I hate animals in costumes. Not the animals themselves, but pictures of them, because I can't help but think they must be very uncomfortable in these things, and they can't even understand what they are for. Makes me want to call the animal protection groups.

Costumes of animals, though, sounds intriguing.
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Old October 28 2012, 02:45 AM   #17
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Re: VOTE thread: Misc. Avatar Contest - "What Makes You Smile?"

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How about any animal in a costume? Or costumes of animals to make it a bit of a broader topic? So, "animal costumes". Just an idea.
I hate animals in costumes. Not the animals themselves, but pictures of them, because I can't help but think they must be very uncomfortable in these things, and they can't even understand what they are for. Makes me want to call the animal protection groups.

Costumes of animals, though, sounds intriguing.
Eh. My doggy used to love her antlers. When I would get them out for Christmas, she'd get excited, run over, and push her head through the headband.

Later she would nibble on them.
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Old October 28 2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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How about any animal in a costume? Or costumes of animals to make it a bit of a broader topic? So, "animal costumes". Just an idea.
I hate animals in costumes. Not the animals themselves, but pictures of them, because I can't help but think they must be very uncomfortable in these things, and they can't even understand what they are for. Makes me want to call the animal protection groups.


Cat's don't understand what their collars are for, or why you have to trim their claws so they don't get stuck to the carpet, or why you have to give them a bath. That's why they're the friggin' cats. Millions of years of evolution has made us the dominant species on this planet, and because of that they will wear a cape and take a Halloween picture, dammit.

Besides, my cats are chill. It doesn't even bother them. I take a picture and take it off a minute later, and if they really were upset by it they'd be trying to bite it or scratch it off with their hind legs or they'd be crying about it. They have no problem letting you know when they don't like something.
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Old October 28 2012, 01:48 PM   #19
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Collars and claw-trimming has a useful purpose. Putting them in costumes is only for our amusement, that's not how I define 'useful'.

Besides, this discussion has no useful purpose. I said I don't like the idea, therefore I'm not going to use it. That's that.
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Old October 28 2012, 05:43 PM   #20
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Collars and claw-trimming has a useful purpose. Putting them in costumes is only for our amusement, that's not how I define 'useful'.

Besides, this discussion has no useful purpose. I said I don't like the idea, therefore I'm not going to use it. That's that.
I didn't ask you to use it in the next competition, did I? And I have no problem with you choosing not to do it with your pets. I was trying to make a humorous reply to your melodramatic judgmentalism and the frankly idiotic idea that a pet in a costume makes you tempted to call animal protection services, especially since there's nothing illegal about it and depending on the group, with their limited space they often end up putting the animals to sleep. So you'd be taking the pets from loving homes (my two cats are from shelters) and possibly condemning them to death because you don't like that they wore a pair of fuzzy ears they don't mind for five minutes on Halloween. Still feeling self-righteous?
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Old October 28 2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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was trying to make a humorous reply to your melodramatic judgmentalism and the frankly idiotic idea that a pet in a costume makes you tempted to call animal protection services, ...
So, basically, it's a matter of "Who took whom too seriously, first"?! 'Cause that's what you did with my animal protection comment.
It is a matter of fact that I pity pets in costume, whether that's necessary or not. Me wanting to call animal protection over this was an obvious (I hoped) exaggeration and therefore not to be taken seriously. You being actually offended enough to take my comment serious makes me wonder why that is. Self-denial, perhaps?!

So much for self-righteousness.

Anyway, new contest has started, and it's not animal-related in any way.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=192406
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Old October 28 2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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So, basically, it's a matter of "Who took whom too seriously, first"?! 'Cause that's what you did with my animal protection comment.
You're the one who copped an attitude. I was just having a bit of fun at first until you got hostile about it.

Self-denial, perhaps?!
I don't think that means what you think it means.
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Old October 28 2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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Wow. You really want to continue this.

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So, basically, it's a matter of "Who took whom too seriously, first"?! 'Cause that's what you did with my animal protection comment.
You're the one who copped an attitude. I was just having a bit of fun at first until you got hostile about it.
You mean, hostile like a picture of a cat in a Superman costume with the threat of a dead mouse in your bed?!

Self-denial, perhaps?!
I don't think that means what you think it means.[/QUOTE]

"Self-denial... is altruistic abstinence - the willingness to forego personal pleasures or undergo personal trials in the pursuit of the increased good of another." - Wikipedia


Yes, it does seem my English skills have betrayed me here. I hope you find it in you to forgive a humble foreigner for confusing 'denial' and 'self-denial'.


Look, I'm getting a bit tired of this redundant discussion which has grown out of simple misunderstandings. As for my part in them, I'm sorry if I sounded reproachful.
Why don't we agree for you to continue to dress up your cats, and me to continue to pity them?
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Old October 28 2012, 07:35 PM   #24
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Works for me.
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