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PostPosted: April 4th, 2008 19:21:43 pm 
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(TimeFans in this context refers to the people who are fans of Time. Please also note that, despite the use of the third-person plural, I am not excluding myself from being a subject of this analysis)

To summarise the behaviour of the collected TimeFans, I look at their reactions to varied events from recent memory. TimeFans appear to be straitlaced and strongly law-abiding. Illicit drug use is unlikely. Gibes are made by feigning naïveté when responding to misinterpretable statements. I feel that the possibility of this being actual misinterpretation is unlikely.

Though there is not necessarily one individual who is more a fan of Time than the others, I have observed the "flagship" TimeFans to be two gentlemen named Ben Heaton and Lewis Powell. The pair doles out rational statements that can often be applied to more situations than the one that prompted a response.

I have yet to draw any conclusions from these analyses, primarily because I wish for others to pick up the proverbial baton and continue with their findings. However, I cannot expressly state this as my intention, as doing so would leave this intentions of this post too easy to interpret. Doing so would be unbecoming of a TimeFan, as it deprives other TimeFans of potential gibes.


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Ushanka wrote:
The pair doles out rational statements that can often be applied to more situations than the one that prompted a response.



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Time fans also tend to have long periods wherein their dialogue consists mainly of insipid random chatter, with occasional bursts of transcendent brilliance.

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forums also speak in a dignified, scholarly way.

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That is frequently true, but sometimes the rule is broken, though usually not by the primary posters.

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TimeFans occasionally make statements about others' posts that apply to posts that they, themselves, have made.

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Chenjesu wrote:
TimeFans also speak in a dignified, scholarly way.

The erudition appears to be a source of pride, marking the collective as above and beyond the internet status quo.


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Ushanka wrote:
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TimeFans also speak in a dignified, scholarly way.

The erudition appears to be a source of pride, marking the collective as above and beyond Internet status quo.


This may be due more to the exceptionally low levels of intelligence exhibited by most denizens of the internet than to the high levels of intelligence demonstrated by Time Fans. Though it could quite possibly be said that the Time Fans are typically superior in this regard to most subsets of the general population, not just the typical internet-going subset.

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This may be due more to the exceptionally low levels of intelligence exhibited by most denizens of Internet than to the high levels of intelligence demonstrated by Time Fans. Though it could quite possibly be said that the Time Fans are typically superior in this regard to most subsets of the general population, not just the typical internet-going subset.


Probably just the internet.

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I think you underestimate us.

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I think you underestimate us.


I do it on purpose, and here's why:

If I underestimate people, I get more pleasant suprises.

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And if you under-represent your own merits, then other people get pleasant surprises, and you get more kudos, and you're not expected to be overly awesome.

(Bill Watterson taught me that.)

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BatmanAoD wrote:
And if you under-represent your own merits, then other people get pleasant surprises, and you get more kudos, and you're not expected to be overly awesome.

(Bill Watterson taught me that.)


Do you mean because he wasn't funny in real life?

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No, there was a strip in which Calvin expressed a similar philosophy.

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Chenjesu wrote:
BatmanAoD wrote:
And if you under-represent your own merits, then other people get pleasant surprises, and you get more kudos, and you're not expected to be overly awesome.

(Bill Watterson taught me that.)


Do you mean because he wasn't funny in real life?

He wasn't funny in the comic strip, either.

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BatmanAoD wrote:
No, there was a strip in which Calvin expressed a similar philosophy.


Was this the strip where susie got an A on her paper, and Calvin got a C, and Calvin said "I'd hate to be you" and Susie asked why, and Calvin responded, "Life is easier when people have lower expectations of you"?

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william wrote:
Chenjesu wrote:
BatmanAoD wrote:
And if you under-represent your own merits, then other people get pleasant surprises, and you get more kudos, and you're not expected to be overly awesome.

(Bill Watterson taught me that.)


Do you mean because he wasn't funny in real life?

He wasn't funny in the comic strip, either.


He wasn't funny in the ha-ha sense, but more in the heh-heh sense. Some of the later strips were funny in the ha-ha sense, however.

Did you read any of the books? I think out of all the books, Magical World is the most funny in the ha-ha sense, though it's been a while.

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Time Fans are generally less combative than many other Internet groups, even when discussing the focus of their fandom (i.e. time).

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