September 17, 2007
Tarf the Dwarf
Posted by Para at September 17, 2007 07:49 PM
I'm Skirwan, and you're not.
Someone left a silly and rude anonymous comment here (not Skirwan, whose comments are always enjoyable) that this was some sort of sign that I only glorify the past and don't pay attention to new exiles.
I deleted the comment because it was obnoxious and because I have a long-standing policy that anonymous comments here are always subject to deletion.
The Tarf thing isn't any sort of ode to ancient exiles. It's just 1) a sort of inside joke about Tarf's disappearance (if you don't get it, don't worry about it) and 2) it's a reference to an old Saturday Night Live sketch (as Skirwan clearly understands, because of his knowing comment above). It's not putting Tarf on a pedestal, it's actually a little poking fun at the OOC Tarf that he's still "dead." I can't believe I'm explaining all this, because of course once you do that you've ruined the joke, but c'est la vie.
I'm more than happy to post stuff about new exiles. The best way to see that happen is to send me stories about new exiles.
Was anyone else really expecting that last post to end with 'Oh... never mind'?
(I'm for Puddleby. Are you from Puddleby? I'm from Puddleby.)
Gah, that would've been funnier if I hadn't mistyped 'for' instead of 'from'. Oh well.
(You like-a the post? The post, she is-a good, yeah?)
Heh, well, the SNL skit was from 1975. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalissimo_Francisco_Franco_is_still_dead) Of course, whoever complained was being silly, given that TMN gives a voice to anyone who wants one.
The real irony is that I post retrospective stories like this typically when I'm looking for something new to post and haven't received many submissions. The challenge is up to you, Mr. or Ms. Anonymous: send TMN some reports, or start a journal and I'll link to it!
Or you could record some really bad voicework and get Hoggle to draw a cartoon. Really, it's as much fun as it sounds!
But when that's too much work, I find beating dead horses to be fun as well.
(Ladies and gentlemen of the comment thread... I'm just a Zo. I fell through a portal and later got rescued by some of your mystics. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes when I'm reading a scroll, I ask myself: 'what tiny chisel did they use to carve letters into this strange flat, flexible stone?' I don't know! My primitive mind can't grasp these concepts! But there is one thing I *do* know -- when a man like my client trips and falls onto the torch in the basement of the brewery, he is entitled to no less than two billion coppers in compensatory damages and two billion in punitive damages. Thank you.)