Sorry Kermit (Recruitment)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 09:30 (2352 days ago) @ Robot Chickens

We raided together and my first instinct was to refer to the shadow realm as inside because I conceptualized it as in his mind. I had no idea of a shadow realm concept. To me, inside was perfectly intelligible. That being said, I totally understand how that was confusing to you. In this case, our own context (what we bring to the table and how that builds our perceptions) really has an impact on what “makes sense.” What makes sense is not universally apparent in this scenario and your retreat to “common usage” feels out of place in a raid place where people are building concepts as a problem solving tool. I guess what rubs me the wrong way is the sense that because it doesn’t make sense to you, you’re suggesting the usage as wrong. Our team encountered this confusion and found those descriptions unhelpful, but I would not fault any team for using whichever choice if it was immediately recognizable to the whole group.

Geez, Robot. How many times did I tell Raichu he's not wrong? I acknowledged that our conceptions of the void affects how we refer to it. I don't remember how our team referred to it (I don't recall that we were there more than 15 minutes and it was all new to everyone). Irrespective to raiding (which predictably becomes problematic when terminology isn't commonly understood) this debate was about broader English usage because that's where Raichu took the debate. I stand by my point regarding the common usage of "inside" vs. "in." I'll defer to many here regarding many subjects, but not this one.



P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed Funkmon's post.

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