Do You Take Me Seriously?

@p1kef1sh (45638)
October 2, 2009 5:03am CST
From time to time, not too often, I post made up, ridiculous discussions that most people see for what they are. Trivial nonsense. I write about fictional universities undertaking the most ridiculous research; about the ancestral home - P1ke Towers and our problems with car parking and maintenance. It's all the product of an over active imagination people. I don't mean to offend anybody when I write these things. However I am genuinely concerned that an increasing number of people actually believe the rubbish that I write. So do you always believe what I write and take me seriously. Should I start typing SPOOF on my discussions?
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@miamilady (4923)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I haven't read enough of your discussions to have seen "those". Or if I did I don't remember them. I think we are fairly new to responding to eachothers discussions. I will have to go check them out to see if they come across as "believable" or not. But, in the meantime, if you really have a lot of people misunderstanding them, you MAY want to put some type of "disclaimer" or "notice" at the top. That is, unless you happen to be amused by the fact that some people actually believe the stuff is real! Then you could just continue going on about it the way you have been and just enjoy a laugh about people who are fooled.
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@miamilady (4923)
• United States
2 Oct 09
By the way... p1kef1sh fan club? You aren't narcissistic at ALL are you? lol
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
LOL. Don't blame me. I didn't start the fan club. I'm not even No 1! There's a naughty part of me that likes to tease. But I don't want people to think that I am deliberately misleading them.
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• Netherlands
2 Oct 09
Hi Miamilady...I just have to step in here for a moment to let you know that I think I am the one that came up with the interest of P1kefish Fan Club...you see P1key has so many women in his harem that it became necessary to start a P1kefish Fan Club!!
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@dorypanda (1597)
2 Oct 09
Of course I ALWAYS take you seriously and I NEVER use sarcasm, nopey no. ;) I can see why people who aren't familiar with you would take some of your posts seriously. I tend to be taken far too seriously by certain people and not seriously at all by others.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I don't see why we fishies shouldn't be taken seriously too Dory.
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@dorypanda (1597)
2 Oct 09
Exactly! I mean, we ARE Talking fishes after all and who takes talking fishes seriously? I'll tell you who............people who are dafter than us. ;)
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
You mean that there are people dafter than us Dory. Apart from your Mum I can't think of one. Hee. I'm in so much trouble now.
• United States
2 Oct 09
I feel as though I have been seriously decieved by this... I am not sure if I will be able to take any of your discussions now seriously.. even when meant to be!!! darn, could that mean others do this as well???... I better stop taking things so serious and maybe consider this!!! ummm, I am curious since you have posted this... has someone commented on one of your discussions not realizing that some of the posts may be just for the fun of it?? I will take this as a learning lesson for future reference in my postings!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I am afraid that there has been more than one person that thinks that the research that I bring before you is the Gospel truth. Please take care when approaching one of my discussions. They are not always quite what they seem. LOL.
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• United States
2 Oct 09
somehow sweetie, I dont think alot of the discussions on here have a whole lot of gospel truth to them!!!
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• Netherlands
2 Oct 09
Oh no P1key, I don't take a word of what you write as serious, I Know you are full of something that comes from Bulls so as far as I am concerned you Never have to type SPOOF on any of your discussions!! BUT! you May consider typing "THIS IS FOR REAL" on Any discussion that you want me or anyone else to take seriously!!!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
LOL. Now maybe that's the way that I should do it in the future GEL. Still waiting for the boiler man!
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• Netherlands
2 Oct 09
Smart man P1key...then again I Never took you for a Dumbo! Unbelievable about the boiler man...getting a bit late on Friday afternoon...but he will be there soon, did You call them again and check? Over here if you don't check 100 times they FORGET!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I am very gullible and don't get a joke if it's presented seriously. However, it's nearly impossible for you to offend me. Sometimes, half a day after I reply to one of your posts, it will hit me that you couldn't possibly be serious and I'll feel kind of stupid but then I think of you laughing and it makes me chuckle.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
Never laugh at a dragon. You'll get burned! LOL.
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Oct 09
Oh, Pikey, I'm so upset. I thought all your discussions were meant to be taken seriously. How can I cope knowing that I have bared my soul in answer to such discussions as Hello Beardy and other deep and meaningful questions posed by you. If you always used the word 'salt' in any spoof discussion, maybe, just maybe, people as evian as me would not be taken in.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
Are you Evian Nanna? As in bottled water? Hmmmm. In your case I think that cope you must! LOL.
@Humbug25 (12551)
2 Oct 09
Hi ya p1kef1sh Sometimes you do write some serious discussion but admittedly that is rare. I think there are a few myLotters on here that really don't get where you are coming from and do take you seriously! For those few, I think it might be worth adding a little note on your discussions like 'those without a sense of humour, need not apply a response' haha just kidding!! I don't take you seriously, well not all the time anyway! X
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I have thought of that Humbug. But there's a part of me that's quite naughty and I like to see how people respond. We'll see idc. XX
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Leave your discussions the way they are. Scatterings of whimsey and nonsense in our lives is like taking a bit of a cerebral vacation from the daily grind of the true nonsense that we have to deal with. Besides, if your cat didn't have the fictional character of P1kef1sh to impersonate and write about, it would just be sitting in the sun somewhere and doing nothing....
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I try to amuse that's true. Occasionally I get it right and then I smile. Sometimes I get it badly wrong and then I wonder.......... Let's leave cats out of this. I don't want to upset anyone!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Are you sure that you're talking about discussions?
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
2 Oct 09
maybe what you aren't seeing is that people are joining in the game (well I hope so) and acting like the stuff is real - like "The Onion" silly news
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
Maybe, but it's weirder humour than mine if they are!
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@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I like role playing (so long as it doesn't use dice) and I sometimes think you are kind of role playing on here - works for me
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• United States
2 Oct 09
I ALWAYS take you seriously, little man! Pffffftttttt! Sometimes you are about as big a goof ball as our Froot Loopy friend. I do think I know when to take you seriously and, most of the time, that is not when you are on my lot.
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• United States
2 Oct 09
Nuttin, honey.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I am more serious off than on Bo. That's very true. Hello loopy Dahr'lin Sis.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
No P1ke I don't always lol but that is because I know you I guess some People that do not know you might take you serious but only because they do not know our Friend P1ke A couple of times I had to sit here and think ok P1ke you winding me up or not lol but then I realize you are lol xx
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
If you have to think it then I probably am Gabs. LOL. XXX
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
Lol I figured that
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
I need to read some of your posts to really comment if I can call them rubbish. But the idea is not revolting at all. This is a discussion forum and hyphotetical cases that can spark a discussion is I think welcome. Ideas can be expressed in a hyphotetical fashion and get hyphotetical responses, there is no harm done.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
My thoughts exactly. Thank you Manong.
• Mexico
3 Oct 09
This is a forum you can express yourself just as you want without being disrespectful to the other members. At least i can say that a good imagination don't make people stupid. Hope this is the case. Don't worry so much about. I have to read your last posts.
2 Oct 09
Hi p1key, Well wehter its nonsence or not, it always makes us laugh, but one burning question I would like to ask you how is the new servant you hired after turfing the old one out on its ears? do tell, I 'm waiting for the next saga at the pike Towers. Hugs. Tamara xxxx
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
3 Oct 09
Good question and one that I shall answer soon Tamara. XXXX
@34momma (13891)
• United States
2 Oct 09
LOL are you serious?? i see what your post are and i reply to them in the spirit in which they were posted. in fun, and jokes and laughs and giggles. who ever is taking them that seriously needs to get out more and laugh more.. I love your post.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
3 Oct 09
Thank you Momma. I wish that everyone did. But maybe they're just getting the measure of me.
@Leixa003 (867)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
This is the first time I think I had read your started discussion and from my point of view maybe some of your writings might sound ridiculous or out of this world to you but some actually believe it because it is not to them. Or maybe their answers are made up too, you do not know that also. And if this is the case, is this discussion made up also? Do you really write ridiculous stuffs? And I am just curious, do you believe that I believe you or not? What do you think?
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
I know what I believe that I know. But do you believe that I know what I believe.
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@pumpkinjam (7148)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
I think I'm quite good at knowing whether you are being serious. I usually assume that you are not but sometimes double check things if I think you might be being serious. I don't know why people would take you seriously sometimes, especially with your made up university stuff and things. Perhaps you should invent a new myLot category called "Silly Pike" or add "Silly" or "Serious" at the beginning of your discussions although, sadly, I think some people would still take things the wrong way.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Oct 09
You are most likely right Pumpkin. Some people wouldn't get it even if I wrote JOKE every other word!
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Hey p1key! I love your discussions! You are one of the funniest men on the Lot and one of the sweetest men I know! Don't ever change because those that know you love you just the way you are! If people don't understand that you are kidding and don't get your incredible wit then too bad! If they are taking you seriously the they are the dumb ones! You have always had some of the greatest discussions ever! Some of the most humourous ones that I've ever seen here are yours! We who know and love you take you for the way you are anyone else can.......
@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hello I think calling a poster dumb because they are not use to a posters sense of humor is insulting, I am new to this poster myself and when I respond most of the time my responses are serious, I am actually ticked off by this, not so much pike himself but the fact that I know I take post very serious and this is sad, how are we to know someone is playing or serious its really sad knowing you respond to someone and there is a chance your responses are made fun of, to call posters dumb is wrong and very insulting to people that are unfamiliar with a posters style of discussions, I will chose my responses very carefully from now on, and think twice about who I respond too, it is sad that people here will call other posters names because they may have misread someones discussion, not just you a few people have done this and its wrong. Again I blame myself, and now realize that mylot users are no different than any of the other sites here on the net, this is really sad, glad pike started this discussion, now I know what I need to do when it comes to my responses, I guess before I respond I must ask are you serious or is this a joke, how sad is that, there are many people responding to our post and its unfair to be laughed at when you don't realize someone posting a discussion just for laughs and if you don't get it, you will be laughed at or called name, this sucks.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
3 Oct 09
OMG Kitty! I would never want to say anything to hurt you or make you feel badly! I was also just kidding! I would never call anyone stupid or dumb, not really! I, like P1ke was also just kidding around! So I am so very sorry you took what I said to heart! I know you from Irish's (Smotchess) discussions and know what a lovely person that you are and can't apologize enough to you! If you knew me you would know that I don't have a mean bone in my body, and would never say anything mean to anyone here ever! So please forgive me because I was only making a joke! Please tell me that you forgive me! This site isn't any other sites and you don't have to be afraid what you say! That is the only reason I have stayed here! I don't trust or like any other sites for the same reasons that you don't! If you don't believe me ask Irish (Smotchess) about and she will tell you that I would never hurt anyone intentionally! I really hope that we can be friends.
@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hello Thank you so much for your response, this whole thing was making me think twice about mylot, sometimes I respond to discussion and may go on/on and to think people laugh at me really hurt me, I forgive you, and I ask that you forgive me as well, I am really sorry, you see I take post to seriously its hard to tell when something is a joke or serious, sorry about this, forgive me,I feel so bad right now. I am truly sorry about this.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I have never taken you seriously, but I have enjoyed a few of your stories that you start and we get the opportunity to finish.. I have joined in for a few of them.. I do hope you continue the "spoofing" and if it makes you feel better, add a tag letting everyone know that you are just "spoofing" And also, the stuff that you write is not "rubbish", it really talkes a lot of time, energy and thought to write the things that you write, so keep up the good work, it is so much better than letting your brain stagnate..
@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Oct 09
Hello Donna, I haven't seen you for ages. I hope that all is well with you. I sometimes write the most ridiculous tags, although we get told off for that nowadays. Thank you for the encouragement. You are right that it takes energy. Quite a lot of it too.
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• United States
5 Oct 09
Things are much better, I had a few medical problems but with the medications and the constant doctor visits, I am getting along just fine.. I have to rethink my diet now and that is the hard part, but it is great to be back.. Good hearing from you..
• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Oct 09
I believe I'm one of those that knows when you are spoofing without the disclaimer. And I truly hope you don't start posting one, because the responses are just too entertaining to read! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45638)
3 Oct 09
Aren't they just Sparky?!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Oct 09
Yep!
@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hello my friend I am sorry but I feel some kind of way about this discussion, I am insulted by some of the responses here, people should not be called names if they don't get a joke, I can get jokes easy when its being told to me in person, but reading something and responding seriously only to be laughed at and called names really makes me upset, I don't blame you per say, you have your friends that know you and understand you and thats great, but for some people to call posters dumb and other names because they don't get your jokes is really insulting to me, I will be really careful who I respond to from this day forward, when I respond I do so from my heart most of the times, to think for a second I may be taken for a joke rubs me the wrong way, I appreciate the fact that you started this discussion and I will make sure I choose my responses very carefully from now on. Thank you, but some of these responses are really unfair to the posters that don't know your humor.
@kitty42 (3924)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hello my friend After speaking with one of the posters, I feel really bad about my response, disregard my friend, sorry about this.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
3 Oct 09
Don't worry Kitty. About 75% of what I write is deliberately supposed to be light hearted. One or two people just don't get my sense of humour.