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Socially Awkward

Postby Graham » 24 Oct 2011, 15:53

Written by forum member kodra!

Sorry for the late update. Escapist server problems.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Vigafre » 24 Oct 2011, 15:59

Woo kodra!

Great video, guys, just as I was hoping.

Also, for some reason I laughed when I noticed this was the video going up so late. I have no idea why.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby JustAName » 24 Oct 2011, 16:02

Awesome! I thought myspace was livejournal, but I guess I was never on myspace long enough to get the full brunt of it.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Duckay » 24 Oct 2011, 16:04

I remember JackSlack pointing me to this script ages ago and telling me how hilarious it was.

It was then, and it is now.

Although for a second, I too thought Graham was LiveJournal, rather than MySpace.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Elomin Sha » 24 Oct 2011, 16:09

Okay, I'm not a sociable guy so I have no idea how social sites work (broke google plus a number of times) so I have two questions:

Who was Cam supposed to be?
I know My Space has gone down the crapper but what does it mean that it has become Geocity?
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Vigafre » 24 Oct 2011, 16:14

Cam is orkut (which is what his shirt says). I have no idea what orkut does. I just know it exists.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Duckay » 24 Oct 2011, 16:17

Orkut is a Google social networking site that is really popular in (and currently based in) Brazil.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Mowinckel » 24 Oct 2011, 16:26

No lols from me on this one... Just a smile thru the whole thing.
Clever jokes and great performance from kathleen.

was the mic close to Graham or somthing? Or a bit of extra bass on him or somthing? Mayby I am just weird...

Ok one time lol... the 2 messages from twitter.... have to be 2.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Jamfalcon » 24 Oct 2011, 16:28

That was worth refreshing The Escapist all day for :) although I think you may have forgotten Cam in the credits.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby WAYF » 24 Oct 2011, 16:48

HA!
This was just full of awesome stuff! Including but not limited to Jer as Facebook and the stinger with the only-140-character messages.
Sadly, I only have Google+, so I can't really relate to any of the other things. I do however appreciate the joke about adding Paul on a social network without really knowing who he is. :D
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby ElementalAlchemist » 24 Oct 2011, 16:49

I knew where this was going (yay for reading the Video Suggestions forum?) but still greatly enjoyed this. ^_^
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Yaxley » 24 Oct 2011, 17:07

For me, one of the funniest parts was written underneath the video.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby kodra » 24 Oct 2011, 17:37

Wow it's kinda crazy to see this up. You guys did an awesome job, pretty much exactly what I was thinking when I wrote it, and the Facebook dialogue changes were awesome.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Metcarfre » 24 Oct 2011, 18:44

The twitter stinger was good on paper and even better in practice. A+!
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Avistew » 24 Oct 2011, 18:55

Awesome vid. Watched it with Sean, who hadn't read the post, and his reactions were priceless. Especially when Graham first appeared and he immediately went "Myspace."
Awesome delivery and as funny to watch as it was to read. Really cool.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Graham » 24 Oct 2011, 19:06

kodra wrote:Wow it's kinda crazy to see this up. You guys did an awesome job, pretty much exactly what I was thinking when I wrote it, and the Facebook dialogue changes were awesome.
Glad you think so!

Yeah, I wanted to tweak a couple small things and flesh out the FB section, but overall it's basically identical.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby DuelLadyS » 24 Oct 2011, 19:22

I've never used a social networking site, but this was still awesome (and I knew Graham was MySpace real quick.) I don't know if I should be giving credit to kodra or LRR here... so everybody go buy yourself a cupcake or something! (I'll pay you back, I swear! :p)
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Tapir12 » 24 Oct 2011, 19:37

I have an Orkut account :oops:

I really enjoyed this one and I thought the acting was especially good here.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby JackSlack » 24 Oct 2011, 19:47

... I only just got why Orkut was hanging out with Google+. Of course they're under the same roof.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby DancingFox » 24 Oct 2011, 21:28

This was brilliant. Completely loved it. I also said "Hi Myspace." soon as I saw Graham and he started talking. Really hit all the bases in it, pulled off exactly right.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Evil Jim » 24 Oct 2011, 23:45

I saw the script for this in the video suggestion thread a couple weeks ago & was excited to see it finally used. :) Everyone was well played but James as Google+ = win. This was hilarious & well done.

...I don't know if it's just me not getting around the Internet enough but I had no idea who cam was representing (he's not even in the credits.) Not being able to read his shirt didn't help either. (Anyone else finding the video choppy this week?) Was Orkut an obscure reference? I've not heard of it before today.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Toenz » 25 Oct 2011, 00:22

I was really hoping for an ultra-annoying Bebo, but oh well. Vid was awesomesauce anyway! :D
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Nanosauromo » 25 Oct 2011, 02:28

I don't get it. Who's Cam supposed to be?

And it looks like Blonde Kathleen didn't last long.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby Duckay » 25 Oct 2011, 03:34

Maybe that's why there were so many problems with the video going up. The server rebelled against Kathleen's hair.
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Re: Socially Awkward

Postby empath » 25 Oct 2011, 03:35

kodra - you RAWK!

LRR - you took an excellent script and did it justice (as always)!


I, too, only heard of Orkut from the posts here (thanx Vig & Duckay) - the only suggestion I would've made would have been for Cam to sit up: the decal on the shirt seems to be getting 'washed out' by the sunlight coming in over his shoulder and the shirt's wrinkling makes the logo hard to read; I'd managed "O...U..." after watching it twice. :/

But great video that had me grinning throughout and chuckling at the start of each call. (oh, AND when Paul/Gary did his techie explanation of how he managed to track Susan down - he does that so well)
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