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leopold
I appreciate that this may initially come over as a bit daft, but I'm pretty serious about this one. As far as I'm concerned, the fact that Inky hasn't yet been given mod status is a serious oversight. So I'm opening the polls: Should Inky become a moderator?

When making your decision, please bear in mind that he's been here for a long time and he's always been welcoming and friendly to all-comers, has been very generous with his music collection and has always been a beacon of rationality and good humour. A better mod there is not, and I'm including myself in that.

If, by the end of November, there's a majority yes decision, then I'll personally lobby Mata for this to happen. And by that I mean I'll badger the poor bloke incessantly until he caves in biggrin.gif

Please cast your vote now. And if you have any comments to support your vote (good or bad) then please post them.
Phyllis
But if InKy becomes a mod he'll go away again. sad.gif

It happens to all mods, you know. They vanish! I'm still not convinced that you're not a clone and Mata doesn't have the real Leo gagged in his basement. ph34r.gif

(I actually voted yes. And Whitney is still cheap like crack!)
Yannick
Yes to both (not given much choice on the second..)! In my head, Inky and Leo are pretty much the same person anyways. tongue.gif
Mata
InKy and Leo are like Two Face, or Dr Jeklylkyl and Mr Hyde.

It's interesting to see that so far in the voting, Whitney Houston is generally considered to be cheap like crack. I'll be keeping a close eye on this poll.
Cath Sparrow
I do see one flaw in this in that he'd be able to ajust his warn level and you wont be able to make rude comments about him in the mod forum (which doesn't exsist *nods*)
Daria
I think he should be fed to the dogs. No new shiny trousers for him.


(still, Witney is like cheap crack)
leopold
QUOTE (Cath @ Nov 13 2008, 01:58 PM) *
I do see one flaw in this in that he'd be able to ajust his warn level and you wont be able to make rude comments about him in the mod forum (which doesn't exsist *nods*)

Can you adjust your own warn level? I didn't think that was possible.

And as for making rude comments, I'm quite happy to carry on doing that in the main forum. Which, as you say, is the whole thing because there's no mod only area. Oh no. Not at all. unsure.gif
LoLo
QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 13 2008, 07:06 AM) *
Can you adjust your own warn level? I didn't think that was possible.


Just tried it and yes, yes you can. Now I've apparently been bad and must go flog myself. laugh.gif

Oh and for voting.....yes and yes
MistressAlti
Do we make mod-panties in larger-than-life size? Man's a legend in his own right, you know. If so then I suppose I'll vote yes.

Oh, and Whitney Houston will forever be cheap like crack. Though I hear inflation's damaged the metaphor some since its inception.
Sir Psycho Sexy
No because he smells and has a silly little beard and wears glasses and smells and....

Oh okay, yes.
Industrial Kybosh
...

Excuse me, I think I've got something in my eye...
leopold
QUOTE (candice @ Nov 13 2008, 11:39 AM) *
It happens to all mods, you know. They vanish! I'm still not convinced that you're not a clone and Mata doesn't have the real Leo gagged in his basement. ph34r.gif
I assure you, Cand, I'm not a clone. I'm not entirely sure how I can make such an assurance, but you have my word as the genuine article. Which I am. I wish I had a clone, though, I'd get more free time.

Right, Mata, I've dispelled that myth. Now can you loosen those leg bindings please? I'm a bit concerned about them, they're turning black...

QUOTE (MistressAlti @ Nov 13 2008, 06:57 PM) *
Do we make mod-panties in larger-than-life size?
Oh, flip! I was getting some mod pants from "Man and Legend Tailoring" in Bathgate, but if he wants panties then I'm going to have to cancel the order and go to Evans instead.

QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Nov 14 2008, 07:43 AM) *
Excuse me, I think I've got something in my eye...
Yes, that'll be Bill Bailey. He does that, you know.
Industrial Kybosh
I have to say, I'm very touched. I don't know quite what motivated leo to do this, and what made any of you think it was a good idea (18 and counting - what, are you mental?), but I am deeply honoured to be thought of in such a way. I love you all, damnit!

However...

QUOTE (Yannick @ Nov 13 2008, 12:34 PM) *
In my head, Inky and Leo are pretty much the same person anyways. tongue.gif


That's fighting talk where I come from, madam. You just watch it. tongue.gif

cand - so long as I've got a job with internet to abuse, I won't be going anywhere. wink.gif
leopold
It has a lot to do with the very first mod decision process waaaaaay back when we were all a lot younger. I seem to recall that you were the main contender, but you bowed out and pushed support for me instead. So I'm returning the favour. Very late in the day, granted, but I'm feeling pretty philanthropic.

However, I've got to say that 18 votes is a bit of a poor show. Surely we can drum up more support than this??

Vote now! And don't vote "No" as per my sig, that's for another, entirely different cause which would just crush Manchester's economy. Vote YES!
Mata
QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 14 2008, 10:53 AM) *
Right, Mata, I've dispelled that myth. Now can you loosen those leg bindings please? I'm a bit concerned about them, they're turning black...

Call me when they get green fur on them, then we'll talk.

Yes, now you mention it, I think InKy might have been up for mod-ship a long time ago; however, there was a fair period of time where he wasn't around much/at all, so it could be that if I made him a mod he wouldn't disappear.
Pikasyuu
I agree with this. InKy is responsible, intelligent, fair handed, and level-headed.
But under this new regime, you all know we'll be forced to grow little beards and listen to ABBA, right? No ABBA means room 101..(i think i got that right. i tried!)
Industrial Kybosh
I've already done my great disappearing trick. That's so last year, dahhlings.

Anyway, syuu, you already listen to ABBA. And have a beard.
Pikasyuu
I fear for the others! Psht, you're one to talk about my beard, mister 'Hee-hee, it tickles!'
Sir Psycho Sexy
Ladies don't have beards, they have charming tufts.
Industrial Kybosh
Quite. And syuu has the most charming handlebar tuft you ever did see.

It's not the tickling I mind so much as the scratching when she hasn't shaved for a few days. Either grow it or lose it, luvvy - the designer stubble look is so 80s...
leopold
QUOTE (Sir Psycho Sexy @ Nov 18 2008, 02:41 PM) *
Ladies don't have beards, they have charming tufts.

There's a number of responses I can think of, but in the interests of common decency I shall rein in the temptation to be crude and offensive. I'll leave that to my nemesis biggrin.gif

I'm still trying to work out what's wrong with being hirsute and having a penchant for ABBA. I'm personally sporting a very fetching few days worth of facial topiary, and I'm boogie-ing along to "Voulez Vous".
Industrial Kybosh
QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 18 2008, 03:08 PM) *
QUOTE (Sir Psycho Sexy @ Nov 18 2008, 02:41 PM) *
Ladies don't have beards, they have charming tufts.

There's a number of responses I can think of, but in the interests of common decency I shall rein in the temptation to be crude and offensive. I'll leave that to my nemesis biggrin.gif


I tell you, it was very, very difficult to resist being crude after that one. I feel that I kept my response nice, clean and above-the-waist for once, thankyouverymuch. wink.gif

Quite right though, otherwise - nothing wrong with a bit of ABBA love. I do find it hard to square my ownership of a Girls Aloud best-of with myself, though. I don't even fancy them that much, for crying out loud. I just... *sob*... like the songs...
leopold
QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Nov 18 2008, 03:24 PM) *
Quite right though, otherwise - nothing wrong with a bit of ABBA love. I do find it hard to square my ownership of a Girls Aloud best-of with myself, though. I don't even fancy them that much, for crying out loud. I just... *sob*... like the songs...

There there, Inky. I understand how you feel. But surely Cheryl Cole is a bit fanciable? Yeah, her husband's a bit of a knob, but you won't be doing anything with him, I assume. And what about Sarah Harding? I used to work with her cousin. She was fit as well. In fact, I'm seeing her this weekend.
Industrial Kybosh
I'm certainly not implying that they're not attractive per se - Cheryl's far from ugly, Sarah's got the tall'n'blonde thing working nicely, and I am even of the unpopular opinion that Nicola is a bit of a fox (I'm a sucker for the pale redheads). It's just that I wish that was the reason that I owned any of their recordings, rather than the fact that I find 'Sound Of The Underground' very catchy, 'Biology' infectiously upbeat, and 'Love Machine' the best pop song not to come out of Scandinavia. It's just shameful, really.

Plus I've caught myself eyeing up the upcoming Christina Aguilera best-of. I think I need to shut myself in a darkened room with some Sunn O))) until I've got all this deviant 'pop' nonsense out of my system...
leopold
Inky, what you're suffering from here is a classic case of music taste ambivalence: You like the music, but you don't want to incur the wrath of the music literati. I can completely understand this. You're still young enough to have certain tastes in recorded music and appear all edgy and cool without anyone going "Ah, but you've only heard of them because you've got a 15 year old daughter." Which in my case, whilst correct on the offspring front, is factually wrong as she listens to some right dross.

Anyway, I can put your mind at ease. The music literati, the ones who say what's cool and what's not, are basically a bunch of tossers who have nothing better to do than decry any act that is even reasonably successful to be a corporate whore. You don't want to be associated with them. REAL appreciation of music means to take any form, be it Urusei Yatsura, Girls Aloud or even Cliff Richards, and appreciate it for it's good qualities. For example, Barry Manilow isn't cool, but I defy anyone not to be tapping toes to "Copacabana".

You, sir, are more cool than the literati purely because you CAN admit you like differing musical styles and appreciate them for what they are. Don't be ashamed of it. Embrace it warmly, knowing it makes you a better person to not dismiss it out of hand just because it's considered uncool to like Girls Aloud.

And if it's any consolation at all (and I'm sure it won't be), I like "Something Kinda Ooh". I always find myself breaking speed limits when that comes on the radio.

But I have to draw the line at Nicola. Sorry, but she's neither that pale nor that redheaded. Her eyes are too far apart as well. That said, she's the only one of the quintet that can actually sing, so it's not all bad.
Mata
'Sound of the Underground' has got a catchy guitar thing in it, but their singing always sounds flat to me. I put their careers entirely down to having very good producers. This said, I quite like the song 'Turn Back Time' by Aqua. I've got the single, which I bought for 20p at a jumble sale.
leopold
Mata, as much as I can cope with the majority of your revelations, that one is a step too far. You killed the thread because nobody can think of a single thing to say to come back to it. And that would be a shame, because then this thread would die. For shame, because this is an important cause.

QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 18 2008, 03:40 PM) *
And what about Sarah Harding? I used to work with her cousin. She was fit as well. In fact, I'm seeing her this weekend.

I saw her this weekend (Sarah Harding's cousin. I don't know Sarah personally). And I'm pleased to reveal she's still gorgeous.

Anyway, enough of this frivolity, on with the business of the day. I've been reliably informed that you, the memberhood at large, are NOT voting for Inky. Such an oversight is a terrible, terrible thing. Do not ignore your moderating team, cos we're all in accordance on this one. Vote for Inky. The power of Christ* compels you!

None of your personal details are held by us and the results of all votes are not personally identifiable. We will not sell them to any third party, or put them on some form of removable media and leave them on a train, in a taxi or in a pub car park. Not even as a joke. So you've no excuse not to vote!


*Christ is a trading name of the Mr Snaffleburger corporation. Hey, I've got to mention the anims once every year as part of my moddy contract, and I think I owe a couple of mentions as it is.
leopold
Just two more days to vote, people! Get 'em in now, while you still can!
Mata
It's also close running on the votes in the second poll, don't forget. I have yet to fully formulate my opinion of Whitney Houston's cheapness, is she cheap like crack, or cheap like crack? I need your help to decide!
leopold
A little from column A, a little from column B...

Okay people, it's now not November any more, and the voting lines are now closed. Please stop voting as your vote will not be counted, but you may still be charged. Full terms and conditions can be found under the fourth rock on the left from the birch tree in my back garden. Just watch for the rabbit, she's a right vicious little sod. And no, that's not from Monty Python, our rabbit is actually vicious.

The votes have been counted and verified, and I can now tell you that Inky...


WILL become a moderator. biggrin.gif

Or at least as soon as Mata accedes to public demand.
Industrial Kybosh
Yaaaay!

I have to say, I'm ecstatic with the result. I didn't even know there were 25 people here who even knew who I was...

For the record, I voided my own vote. I'm not self-regarding enough to vote yes, or self-loathing enough to vote no, but am exactly paranoid enough to need to know what the result was. Yay insecurity!

Whitney, however, remains cheap like crack. An unpopular standpoint, I know, but I'm sticking by it.
Mata
Due to popular demand, I hearby present InKy with mod pants! WOO HOO! (And the keys to the secret forum that doesn't exist.)
Industrial Kybosh
Lawks! Me name's all green and stuff! Ooh, the novelty!

I can confirm that there is no secret mod area. Not anwhere. Not a sign of one. Nope.
leopold
Hurrah! I achieved something this year!!

Oh, no, wait. I've just given my nemesis unlimited power. WHAT HAVE I DONE???? ohmy.gif
Industrial Kybosh
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

You're doomed! DOOOOOOOMED!!!

...

Really not sure where I'm going with this. Given that we've got the same level of power, there's not much I can really do by way of nemesis annihilation.

...

Fancy a game of Monopoly?
Sir Psycho Sexy
Oh Lord,

Oh Lordy,

Lordy Lordy,

Lawks oh Lordy,

Hear our prayer;

HEEEEEELLLLLP!
Pikasyuu
I hear your prayer, and you're on your own, Spussy. *spank*
LoLo
QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Dec 1 2008, 07:54 AM) *
Fancy a game of Monopoly?


I think the proper name for it for you now would be Modopoly...ok that was cheesey.

Congrats!
Industrial Kybosh
Well, it made me chuckle anyway, Lo. And thanks. wink.gif

Poops: You can rest assured that I won't be the kind of name- and sex-changing mod that you fear. Unless you annoy me. Or disagree with me. Or catch me on a bad day. Or a tuesday. Or at any time of the morning.

Otherwise, you're safe. Ish.
leopold
QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Dec 1 2008, 03:54 PM) *
Really not sure where I'm going with this. Given that we've got the same level of power, there's not much I can really do by way of nemesis annihilation.

No, that's true. The only advantage I can possibly gain is a deeper understanding of moddly powers due solely to my longevity as one. However, we could have epic battles like Alien vs Predator, or Joe Fraser vs Mohammed Ali. That'd be pretty cool.

QUOTE (LoLo @ Dec 2 2008, 12:45 AM) *
I think the proper name for it for you now would be Modopoly...ok that was cheesey.

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Fear not, Lo, the cheese didn't spoil the joke.


Hmm. I think we've now got more mods than regular posters. Still, at least it's well policed biggrin.gif
Sir Psycho Sexy
QUOTE (leopold @ Dec 3 2008, 12:43 PM) *
However, we could have epic battles like Alien vs Predator, or Joe Fraser vs Mohammed Ali. That'd be pretty cool.


Optimus Prime vs Megatron?
Industrial Kybosh
Oooh! Bagsy Megatron!
leopold
Oi! No fair! I don't want to be a dead lorry sad.gif

Meh. I'll beat you to death with my transmission shaft. And if you can't find a euphemism for that, sir, then I despair mightily.
Industrial Kybosh
Heh heh heh. Shaft. Aaaand, I'm done...

The bad guys are always better, even if they always fail. Really, though, I'd need a Starscream to constantly scupper my plans by having a greater lust for power and glory than my own. Any takers for the role of eeevil sidekick?
Ashbless
This is where someone's supposed to chime in with:

"Oooh! Pick me. Pick me. *waves wildly* "

Just thought I should mention it. biggrin.gif
Industrial Kybosh
Correctly identified, Ashbless. Have a cookie.

Pff. It's just too damn hard to find a decent evil henchperson these days.
leopold
I'd have thought there'd be a queue to be your evil henchperson. I'd offer myself, but as I'm already your nemesis it wouldn't really work. Unless, of course, we defer to Sun Tzu's logic of keeping your enemies closer. Hmm. Not sure it'd work, though, cos you already know I'd try to defeat you from within.

Agreed on the bad guys, though, they do tend to be a class apart from the hero. I suspect the lust for glory and power becomes their eventual undoing in the end, which is why the good guy always comes through. Although I'd argue there are some cool heroes. Iron Man, for one, is pretty cool. But that may well have more to do with Robert Downey Jr. And Batman would be hugely cool as well, were it not for the indelible stain of Adam West in a black jumpsuit and a dodgy script.
Phyllis
I would offer myself as your evil henchwoman, InKy, but that would mean that my nemesis would be on the side of good, wouldn't it? I cannot accept that moths are anything but inherently evil.

Can a supervillain's sidekick have an enemy who is also a supervillain? blink.gif If so, then ooh, pick me! Pick me! *waves wildly*

tongue.gif
leopold
Has that not happened before? If not, you've just had a brilliant idea for a superhero-supervillain story, where the hero is bashing one villain, and another turns up. This villain hates the one being hero-bashed and starts laughing. Then you could have the two villains trying to work together to beat the hero up, but because they hate each other so much they end up kersplatting each other while the hero looks on, who then picks off the surviving villain in their weakened state.

It worked in my head, anyway...
Phyllis
But see, Leo, I'm going to take Lo's advice and get Godzilla to help me with the moths! I'm sure for a few extra cookies he would also help to smoosh any pesky superheroes. evil.gif

My plan is brilliant in its simplicity! There is no way it could go wrong! WORLD DOMINATION WILL BE MINE...err...ours. Yeah, ours. That's what I meant. Totally.
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