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    Juvenile Onomastics

    Bad Crasters... Made a faux pas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrastersBabies View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks it's funny that someone named "Perks" is posting on a thread about boobs?

    Shit. I so hate my screen name. This might be it, though. I might finally ask the mods to change it.

    It was never about boobs. I picked "perks" as in AW being one of the side benefits to trying this writer thing. Urg.
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    Bad Crasters... Made a faux pas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrastersBabies View Post
    Noooo! Keep it! Outside of this thread it means coffee to me. Mmmmmmmm coffee!
    Nah. I'm kinda done with it. It's actually pretty embarrassing.
    Last edited by Perks; 09-28-2014 at 09:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrastersBabies View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks it's funny that someone named "Perks" is posting on a thread about boobs?

    Yes, you are the only one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perks View Post
    Nah. I'm kinda done with it. It's actually pretty embarrassing.
    You could ask them to change it to Perqs, sice you said AW was perquisite of being a writer.
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    I don't want this thread to turn about my screen name, but I don't think that would get me far enough away from the tit references. I'll take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrastersBabies View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks it's funny that someone named "Perks" is posting on a thread about boobs?

    At least until you pointed it out. Heh, "pointed".

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    Can we please just move along?

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    Alright.

    It would be a good idea to just nip this one in the bud.

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    Wow. Somehow it's really not transmitting that I'm not enjoying this.

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    The only reason I haven't reported this blatantly disrespectful bullshit is because I assumed it had already been brought up to the mods and I assumed it was over. The ugliness being shown to a female member of this forum, complete with boob jokes, is no better than what happened on Fox and is proof that this shit isn't limited to network tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perks View Post
    Nah. I'm kinda done with it. It's actually pretty embarrassing.
    Dang, I'm so sorry. Maybe the mods can delete nested posts. I didn't mean to offend. And I didn't mean to make it so bad that you feel like you have to change your name. Was not my intention at all. I removed all of the offensive material, but I can't help that others have quoted it. Maybe they would be so kind as to do the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    The only reason I haven't reported this blatantly disrespectful bullshit is because I assumed it had already been brought up to the mods and I assumed it was over. The ugliness being shown to a female member of this forum, complete with boob jokes, is no better than what happened on Fox and is proof that this shit isn't limited to network tv.
    You are 100% correct. Very tasteless. This sort of banter appears elsewhere on the board and I assumed it would be okay here. But, that was my gross faulty assumption.

    It was not intentionally "ugly," but kind of made tongue-in-cheek. Still not okay. I understand if a ban occurs. I feel like such an asshole right now. Please accept my apology. It's the least I can do before that happens. Best to all. I don't know how this will be handled, but if I don't see any of you again on the board, please accept my sincere apology and know that I'm rooting for each and every one of you in your writing endeavors.
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    Nobody needs to get banned. And nothing should be deleted. Just let's get the fuck past it and I'll change my screen name.

    I'm still unconvinced of the automatic perks=perky=tits thing. I've been bewildered by it since it started happening, which was, admittedly, a long time ago. But I was stubborn and I kept my screen name. I liked what I meant by it, but not what was so often inferred. I'm not in any way above a double entendre, but I don't want to own any innuendo I didn't launch.

    I am annoyed that it didn't matter that I clearly wasn't enjoying the joke, but it's been that way often. It's irritating, but not a big enough deal for anyone to get banned.

    Apology accepted. Please don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perks View Post
    Just let's get the fuck past it and I'll change my screen name.
    Will we still recognize you?

    I'm still unconvinced of the automatic perks=perky=tits thing.
    I always thought it was because you're a genki girl.

    Which is weird because I'm a pervert.

    Edit: In case it wasn't clear before, what I was trying to say here is that the perks=tits thing didn't occur to me until it was brought up in this thread, so I'm unconvinced as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuwisdelu View Post
    Will we still recognize you?



    I always thought it had to do with being a genki.

    Which is weird because I'm a pervert.

    I am so not Googling a genki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perks View Post
    I am so not Googling a genki.
    It's actually totally safe. (Weird, right?)

    I added a link to that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perks View Post
    I don't want this thread to turn about my screen name, but I don't think that would get me far enough away from the tit references. I'll take care of it.
    Or you could expect writers to be a little more adult and less like fourteen year olds in the back of the bus.

    Knock it off guys; now.

    And yeah, I'm seriously disappointed in a number of you.
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    Medi, if I'm going to change my whole screen name over this, I'd kind of like there to be a contextual reason. Otherwise, I just look like a damned flake.
    Last edited by Perks; 09-29-2014 at 02:17 AM.

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    I think we can aspire to be better than Fox News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emax100 View Post
    Can we also aspire to be better than MSNBC, which, at least to the majority of neutral, objective viewers, sucks just as much?
    Does MSNBC have a lot of boob jokes and misogyny too?

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    So at Perk's request, I've moved these posts. I'm going to undelete some of them.

    Perk's has asked for a serious discussion. I'll let her frame it.

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    I like the title. It looks like *I* thought of it.

    (Which I didn't.)

    Thanks for kindness and thoughtfulness all. I'm just stunned at my own stupidity. Maybe others will learn a lesson from this.

    P.S. I still love coffee and think of that when I see "Perks." Wasn't there a coffee with that name? (not to derail too much)
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    You can't derail a derail, I think.

    As I've said, too many times to count over the last nearly ten years, I only ever meant "Perks" as a nod to the extra benefits to this writing endeavor - things like the AW community.

    "Perks" has never logically wended into "tits" in my thinking. And it may seem stupid that it's been quite emotional for me today to decide to change my screen name. It's odd how a part of me it is, but not a part that requires a bra. It's come up so often that I've begun to feel very dimwitted that I haven't resolved myself to an inference that quite a few members of AW have made, seemingly quite naturally, over almost a decade. I have to start thinking that it's me, not them. It hasn't helped all the times I've explained my screen name and, as it hasn't in the past, it didn't help today when it crawled under my skin and that's the part that bothers me.

    Anyway, I hope that we can talk about it, if and when it seems like there's any point to be wrung from it and I hope you guys remember me with my new screen name.

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    I'm sorry, Perks. My suggestion was meant as an honest suggestion in keeping with the reason you said you chose your screen name, and not in any way to cause you discomfort. My apologies.
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