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    Default What ever became of Lanky?

    He was recently referenced, and while I'm relatively new to the boards, even I heard about Lanky.

    So, does anyone know? I'm kinda hoping for a "happily ever after" kind of story, here.

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    Default Re: What ever became of Lanky?

    He used to lurk. He'd pop up every so often when his story was mentioned. Haven't seen him in a year or two, so I assume that GM finally got him. Damn shame.
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    Default Re: What ever became of Lanky?

    Lanky, is that the guy with the crazy story about a player (or was it the DM?) in his group who'd tried to kill him?

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    Yeah.

    Lanky Story 1 was the Psycho DM, the lasagna, ended up getting escorted from the house by cops.

    Lanky Story 2 was much later, meeting a fraud storyteller who told a tale featuring themself as Lanky....to Lanky.

    Lanky Story 3 was where his (ex)-girlfriend and PC stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
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    Default Re: What ever became of Lanky?

    I've only seen the first one, what about the other two? Seems like too much weird stuff to be true to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Lanky Story 3 was where his (ex)-girlfriend and PC stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
    Actually, I read all three stories recently, and the ex was never one of the players. If she had been then that incident might not have happened at all (because she might have been able to separate IC from OOC-flirting better, and probably wouldn't have been holding the knife).
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    I can only imagine he's moved on with his life. He may or may not still be playing games; I wouldn't blame him if he'd become disillusioned with the hobby after what he'd gone through. Sadly, I don't think he's been here for a while, so he probably won't be able to answer the question...
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    Default Re: What ever became of Lanky?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Yeah.

    Lanky Story 1 was the Psycho DM, the lasagna, ended up getting escorted from the house by cops.

    Lanky Story 2 was much later, meeting a fraud storyteller who told a tale featuring themself as Lanky....to Lanky.

    Lanky Story 3 was where his (ex)-girlfriend and PC stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
    No, I remember it as:
    Lanky Story 1 was the Psycho DM, the lasagna, ended up getting escorted from the house by cops.

    Lanky Story 2 was much later, meeting a fraud storyteller who told a tale featuring themself as Lanky....to Lanky. And the girl who fell for Fraud due to tale.

    Lanky Story 3 was where his (ex)-girlfriend stabbed him with a kitchen knife, after flirting occurred from Girl in Story 2 (he invited her to join his D&D game). I remember he had posts saying he was asking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Happens View Post
    Actually, I read all three stories recently, and the ex was never one of the players. If she had been then that incident might not have happened at all (because she might have been able to separate IC from OOC-flirting better, and probably wouldn't have been holding the knife).
    I'm pretty certain that while she wasn't a player that evening (of the stabbing), she was an off-and-on type.

    Anyway, to any doubters, the stories are legit- a lot of photographic evidence. I'll go ahead and link them in the OP. Though they were recently linked in a Forsaken GM thread nearby.
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    Lanky is the reasons my friends and I agree not to take out-of-game Drama into game, or vice-versa :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Happens View Post
    Actually, I read all three stories recently, and the ex was never one of the players. If she had been then that incident might not have happened at all (because she might have been able to separate IC from OOC-flirting better, and probably wouldn't have been holding the knife).
    Right, my bad, I had the details blurring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
    I remember he had posts saying he was asking for it.
    And I remember those posts being addressed at the fact that he's created past tension, by refusing to let up his habits with a very close friend (he says she's like a cat. But I still don't think that's an excuse to hold her in his arms. Same with the fact that he pretty much IS more intimate with her than with whoever his current girlfriends is, he even tells them up front that her and his other good friends come first) and misleading the girlfriend to think she didn't swing that way (she's bisexual).

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    Well after his last story escalated I just hope he's okay after the untold 4th story.

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    Given how he describes his own role in the first and third stories, I can't say I have any sympathy for the guy.

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    Third story maybe, but how is he at fault in any way in the first story with PsychoDM?
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    Generally, once you pull the "Get back in the kitchen!"-card, moral superiority belongs to whoever isn't you.

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    I remember that story. I was apalled that people had the gall to tell him "you had it coming" after he was stabbed. Over mere words.

    And this attitude is still present on the forum I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensai_oni View Post
    I remember that story. I was apalled that people had the gall to tell him "you had it coming" after he was stabbed. Over mere words.

    And this attitude is still present on the forum I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinner View Post
    "Mere words" have a power all their own. Don't trivialize them.
    I wouldn't "trivialize" words if people weren't trivializing a person being stabbed and saying he deserved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Third story maybe, but how is he at fault in any way in the first story with PsychoDM?
    He came up with a strange, potentially debilitating curse without making sure that the DM was up to the job, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tensai_oni View Post
    I wouldn't "trivialize" words if people weren't trivializing a person being stabbed and saying he deserved it.
    Yeah it's pretty universally not okay to stab someone... not that I don't see her reasoning, she probably should've dumped him long ago.

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    But the original curse was '1d4 Con/day unless I make my antidote, which I have plenty of ingredients for and can easy get more'. It was PsychoDM that started making it crazy complicated and strange.

    If I remember the followup right, it came out that PsychoDm went Psycho because Lanky's character portrait was from an anime he didn't like or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ufo View Post
    Generally, once you pull the "Get back in the kitchen!"-card, moral superiority belongs to whoever isn't you.
    Personally, I just chalk that to poor choice of words. I read it as to "Leave this room, calm down, and let cooler heads prevail." Basically, she was in the kitchen, go back there and take a few deep breaths.

    Nothing on it seemed misogynistic or anything to me. And even if it did, it definitely didn't deserve a stabbing, vital organ damage or no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GigaGuess View Post
    Personally, I just chalk that to poor choice of words. I read it as to "Leave this room, calm down, and let cooler heads prevail." Basically, she was in the kitchen, go back there and take a few deep breaths.

    Nothing on it seemed misogynistic or anything to me. And even if it did, it definitely didn't deserve a stabbing, vital organ damage or no.
    Yeahhh… there are things you can say that are so provocative a jury might go more leniently on your stabber. That particular one wasn't really a good candidate.

    Of course, I also think he should have chosen a different course of dealing with Tammy (or whatever her name was), but eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tensai_oni View Post
    I wouldn't "trivialize" words if people weren't trivializing a person being stabbed and saying he deserved it.
    He was weakly stabbed with a paring knife. He had three friends, one of whom was described as a bodybuilder, in the same room and easy access to medical care, and in the end, he lived to brag about it. When all was said and done, the stabbing itself wasn't exactly a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuggyne View Post
    Yeahhh… there are things you can say that are so provocative a jury might go more leniently on your stabber. That particular one wasn't really a good candidate.

    Of course, I also think he should have chosen a different course of dealing with Tammy (or whatever her name was), but eh.
    Yeah, I don't have any particular problem with how he acted during the immediate scene.

    And the reason PsychoDM hated him was because he used manga style to sketch his character. And apparently manga and anime are the devil itself because a girl broke up with PsychoDM at a manga con.

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    He's definitely at fault at the 3rd story. Not the only one at fault, mind you, but still at fault. "Get back in the kitchen".... yeah right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barsoom View Post
    He's definitely at fault at the 3rd story. Not the only one at fault, mind you, but still at fault. "Get back in the kitchen".... yeah right.
    Definitely an extremely poor choice of words, but this was actually one of the few situations where it's contextually appropriate, enough so that you might not realize what exactly you just said until it's already out of your mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Third story maybe, but how is he at fault in any way in the first story with PsychoDM?
    The DM sounds like a bad DM, but the whole thing smacks of a lack of any semblance of social graces on either side, which is a common theme in Lanky's posts. The abbreviated version of the way I read that story is that nobody was acting like an adult, including Lanky, who was unable to perform as mundane a task as putting up with a friend of a friend, and who threw that man out for acting smug and playing a game in a way Lanky didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Happens View Post
    Definitely an extremely poor choice of words, but this was actually one of the few situations where it's contextually appropriate, enough so that you might not realize what exactly you just said until it's already out of your mouth.
    Yes. Context and tone matter more than the words itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatBigTeeth View Post
    The DM sounds like a bad DM, but the whole thing smacks of a lack of any semblance of social graces on either side, which is a common theme in Lanky's posts. The abbreviated version of the way I read that story is that nobody was acting like an adult, including Lanky, who was unable to perform as mundane a task as putting up with a friend of a friend, and who threw that man out for acting smug and playing a game in a way Lanky didn't like.
    ...You can't be serious.
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